Pressing the MENU button in M-REC mode displays the record menu which displays overlaid on the live scene preview. The menu system is essentially the same as the 990 with the addition of a few new features.
The menu is split over two "pages" which can be accessed by pressing MENU, cursor off the page (press left) and cursor down, or simply scrolling down to the bottom of one page and onto the next. * Cursor refers to the 4-way direction pad.
With an option highlighted you can roll the command wheel to change that option's setting or you can press the right cursor to open up the menu and select an option from this expanded menu. For clarity the menus below were captured with a black background, normally the live scene preview would be visible behind the menu.
Record Menu Summary Map
The map below is a summary of menu options in record mode. Click on the menu option heading to jump to more detailed information about the option or simply scroll down to browse through the options (across the next three pages).
|* Factory default setting|
Record Menu: Page One
The 995's White Balance menu allows you to select from Auto white balance, one of the five pre-programmed white balance settings as well as custom white balance preset. Rolling the command wheel with a pre-programmed white balance highlighted allows you to fine tune the white balance by 7 levels (+/-3) for fluorescent white balance you can choose from one of three tube types.
|Select white balance||Fine tuning Incandescent white balance|
|Taking a white balance preset measurement from a white wall|
The 995 inherits the 990's excellent selection of white balance modes. Especially impressive is the white balance preset which accurate and easy to use and the ability to fine-tune the pre-programmed white balance settings, this is especially useful for mapping to the lights most commonly used in your environment.
| Select metering mode:
Again, an excellent range of metering options, Nikon's 256-segment matrix metering produces consistent accurate and well "measured" (slightly underexposing where appropriate) exposures. Spot AF area metering is especially useful if you wish to take a spot meter from the same area of the frame as focusing.
| Select one of five
continuous shooting modes:
Same selection of continuous shooting modes we saw on the 990, VGA sequence and Ultra HS are the two rather unique "burst" exposure modes unique to the 990 and 995. NOTE: If you select Ultra HS or Movie mode the camera automatically locks sensitivity at ISO 200.
Enables or disables Best-Shot Selection mode. In this mode the camera shoots continuously as long as the shutter release button is held down (for a maximum of 10 images) then selects the sharpest image and saves this to the CF card.
The flash cannot be used in conjunction with BSS
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