Nikon D3S Review

 
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Nikon D3S Modes and Menus

Capture Modes

Like all professional Nikon digital SLRs since the D1, the Nikon D3S doesn't have a mode dial, but instead has a mode button. The current exposure mode is displayed on the LCDs and viewfinder, and can be changed by pressing this button and rotating the main (rear) command dial. Available exposure modes are: P (Programmed Auto), S (Shutter Priority), A (Aperture Priority) or M (Manual). Also like all pro-level Nikons, the D3S doesn't offer any scene modes.

Programmed Auto: Lets the camera control the shutter speed and aperture settings, although you can vary its choices by turning the Command dial (that is, you can increase or decrease the aperture the camera has chosen, and the camera will vary the shutter speed to maintain the same overall exposure value. Once you've chosen an offset in the aperture/shutter combination, the camera will continue to control the exposure automatically, while maintaining the aperture/shutter bias you've selected.) This ability to select a persistent bias for the exposure system is very useful, in many cases more so than conventional Aperture or Shutter Priority metering (see below). This is because the "tweaked" Program AE will track even radical changes in subject lighting, not being constrained to a single aperture or shutter speed.

Aperture Priority: Allows you to set the aperture value while the camera automatically selects the appropriate shutter speed. Available apertures will vary with the lens in use.

Shutter Speed Priority: Allows you to set the shutter speed value while the camera automatically selects the appropriate aperture. Shutter speeds range from 1/8,000 to 30 seconds in this mode.

Manual: Lets you select both the aperture value and shutter speed, and increases the shutter speed range to include a Bulb setting for exposures longer than 30 seconds. The currently selected flash sync speed can also be selected as the shutter speed in this setting.

 

Menus

Pressing the Menu button provides access to the camera's full menu system. In the tables below, we've highlighted cells in yellow and text in blue for new options compared to a D3 with firmware version v2.00.


Playback Menu


Playback Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Delete
• Selected
• Selected image(s)
Deletes pictures from the camera memory card. Hidden and protected images will not be deleted.
• All
• Slot 1
• Slot 2
Playback Folder
• NCD3S
• All
• Current
Select a folder for playback. The D3S is able to playback images from other Nikon DSLRs.
Hide Image
• Select/set
• Selection screen

 

Reveal or hide selected images.
• Deselect all?
• Reveal all hidden images?
- Yes
- No
Display Mode
• Done

 

 

• Basic photo info
- Focus point
• Detailed photo info
- Highlights
- RGB histogram
- Data
Allows you to select what shooting information is displayed with the picture during playback.
Copy Image(s)
• Slot 1 Select image(s)

 

 

• Select folder screen
- Deselect all
- Select all images
- Select protected images 
Allows you to copy images from the card in slot 1 to the card in slot 2. This menu is greyed-out when only one card is installed.
• Slot 2 Select destination folder
• Select folder by number
• Select folder from list
• Copy images?
• Copy?
- Yes
- No
Image Review
• On
• Off
Allows you to choose if you want to see your picture displayed right after it is shot.
After Delete
• Show next
• Show previous
• Continue as before
Lets you choose which remaining picture will be displayed after a picture is deleted.
Rotate Tall
• On
• Off
Allows pictures that were shot in portrait orientation to be rotated correctly on the LCD monitor.
Slide Show
• Start
• OK
Allows you to create a slide show of existing pictures with your choice of interval between pictures. Hidden pictures will not be displayed.
• Frame interval
• 2 s
• 3 s
• 5 s
• 10 s
• Audio playback
• On:
- Frame interval
- Length of voice memo
• Off
Print Set (DPOF)
• Select/set
• Select image screen
- Done
- Data imprint
- Imprint date
Allows you to select which pictures to print on a DPOF compatible printer.
• Deselect all?
• Remove print marking from all images?
- Yes
- No

 

Shooting Menu


Shooting Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Shooting Menu Bank
• A
• B
• C
• D
• Rename screen

This allows you to set up 4 different menu banks and lets you customize these options to your liking. These options stay set when you turn the camera off. The names can be changed if needed.

• Rename
• A
• B
• C
• D
Reset Shooting Menu

• Yes
• No

Restores default settings to the shooting menu.
Extended Menu Banks
• On
• Off
The On setting includes exposure mode, shutter speed (S and M) and aperture (A and M) in the settings for each memory bank.
Active Folder
• Select folder by number
• 100-999
Choose the active folder name where your images will be stored. Entering a new number creates a new folder.
• Select folder by list
• 101NCD3S
• 102NCD3S
• etc.
File Naming
• File naming screen
• sRGB example
• Adobe RGB example
• Input 3 characters
This is used to rename the file names used by sRGB and Adobe RGB.
Slot 2
• Overflow
• Backup
• RAW Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2
This is used to define how the Compact Flash slot 2 is to be used.
Image Quality
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG normal
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic
• NEF (RAW)
• TIFF (RGB)
• JPEG fine
• JPEG normal
• JPEG basic
Choose the type of file you want to capture.
Image Size
• Large
• Medium
• Small
Choose the images size you want to capture. Dimensions depend on Image Area below.
Image Area
• Auto DX crop
• On
• Off
Choose the images size you want to capture. If you choose smaller than full frame format it will mask off the shooting area in the viewfinder.
• Choose image area
• FX format (36x24)
• 1.2x (30x20)
• DX format (24x16)
• 5:4 (30x24)
JPEG Compression
• Size priority
• Optimal quality
Compress images based on uniform file size or on the best quality.
NEF (RAW) recording
• Type
• Lossless compressed
• Compressed
• Uncompressed
Choose the type and bit depth of the Raw images you want to capture.
• NEF (RAW) bit depth
• 12-bit
• 14-bit
White Balance
• Auto
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Direct Sunlight
• Flash
• Cloudy
• Shade
• Choose color temp.
• Preset manual
• Adjustment screen (all modes except "Choose color temp" which allows you to choose color temp from 2,500K to 10,000K)
Adjusts the white balance to match the conditions you are shooting in. (Note: Fluorescent has 7 subtypes.)
Set Picture Control
• Standard
• Neutral
• Vivid
• Monochrome
• C1
• C2
• C3
• C4
• C5
• C6
• C7
• C8
• C9
• Quick adjust
• Sharpening
• Contrast
• Brightness
• Saturation
• Hue

Monochrome replaces:
• Saturation
• Hue
with:
• Filter Effects
• Toning
Picture controls allow the look of images to be tweaked, adjusting the intensity of sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue. All presets can be further adjusted by the user, and the quick adjust function varies the cumulative strength of the other sliders. The C1 through C9 options only appear when created by the user through the Manage Picture Control menu item, and can be renamed.
(Note: if Active D-Lighting is enabled, Contrast and Brightness settings are not available.)
Manage Picture Control
• Save/edit
• Picture Control selection screen
Allows up to nine new picture controls to be created in-camera at any one time. Picture controls can be renamed, copied, and saved to or read from a flash card, allowing them to be shared between cameras. Up to 99 can be stored on a memory card at any one time. Only Slot 1 is supported.
• Rename
• Custom Picture Control selection screen
- Input screen
• Delete
• Custom Picture Control selection screen
- Yes
- No
• Load/save
• Copy to camera
- Selection screen
• Delete from card
- Selection screen
• Copy to card
- Selection screen
Color Space
• sRGB
• Adobe
Color space determines the amount of color in your pictures.
Active D-Lighting
• Auto
• Extra high
• High
• Normal
• Low
• Off
This will help preserve the details in light and dark areas of the picture. Shadows and highlights.
Vignette Control
• High
• Normal
• Low
• Off
This option helps reduce corner shading or "vignetting" in JPEGs. Also tags NEFs for similar processing in Capture NX2 software.
Long Exp. NR
• On
• Off
Turns on the Noise Reduction for images taken with a shutter speed of greater than one second.
High ISO NR
• High
• Normal
• Low
• Off
Selects the amount of Noise Reduction when using an ISO of greater than 2,000.
ISO Sensitivity Settings
• ISO sensitivity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Lo 1
• Lo 0.7
• Lo 0.3
• 200
• 250
• 320
• 400
• 500
• 640
• 800
• 1000
• 1250
• 1600
• 2000
• 2500
• 3200
• 4000
• 5000
• 6400
• 8000
• 10000
• 12800
• Hi 0.3
• Hi 0.7
• Hi 1
• Hi 2
• Hi 3
This adjusts many settings dealing with ISO sensitivity. See the manual for details. Note: These options are variable depending on the b1 Custom setting for ISO sensitivity step value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• ISO Sensitivity auto control
• On
• Off
• Maximum sensitivity
• 400
• 500
• 640
• 800
• 1000
• 1250
• 1600
• 2000
• 2500
• 3200
• 4000
• 5000
• 6400
• 8000
• 10000
• 12800
• Hi 0.3
• Hi 0.7
• Hi 1
• Hi 2
• Hi 3
• Minimum shutter speed
• 1/4000 s
• 1/3200 s
• 1/2500 s
• 1/2000 s
• 1/1600 s
• 1/1250 s
• 1/1000 s
• 1/800 s
• 1/640 s
• 1/500 s
• 1/400 s
• 1/320 s
• 1/250 s
• 1/200 s
• 1/160 s
• 1/125 s
• 1/100 s
• 1/80 s
• 1/60 s
• 1/50 s
• 1/40 s
• 1/30 s
• 1/15 s
• 1/8 s
• 1/4 s
• 1/2 s
• 1 s
Live View Mode
• Tripod
• Hand-held
Allows you to select which mode of Live View you want to use. Release mode option has been removed. Now uses current release mode dial setting.
Multiple Exposure
• Multiple exposure mode
• On (series)
• On (single photo)
• Off
Allows you to do from 2 to 10 multiple exposures. The new On (series) option lets you take a series of multiple exposures until Off is selected.
• Number of shots
• 2 to 10 shots
• Auto gain
• On
• Off
Movie Settings
• Quality
• 1280x720 (16:9)
• 640x424 (3:2)
• 320x216 (3:2)
Allows setup of the camera's movie recording. Maximum clip length is five minutes for 1280 x 720 pixel clips, or twenty minutes for lower resolutions.
• Microphone
• Auto Sensitivity (A)
• High Sensitivity (3)
• Med Sensitivity (2)
• Low Sensitivity (1)
• Microphone Off
Microphone sensitivity can be set to one of three levels, Auto, or off. This also applies to an external mic.
• Destination
• Slot 1
• Slot 2
Movies can be recorded to either of the two card slots. The selection screen lists an estimation of the recording time currently available on each card.
• High-sensitivity movie mode
• On
• Off
High-sensitivity mode shoots movies at ISO 6400 to 102,400.
Interval Timer Shooting
• Choose start time
• Now
- Interval (hh:mm:ss)
- Select intervals x no. of shots (nnn x n)
• Start
- On
- Off
Allows you to set the start time, the interval between shots and the number of shots to capture.
• Start time
- Time (hh:mm)
- Interval (hh:mm:ss)
- Select intervals x no. of shot (nnn x n)
• Start
- On
- Off

 

Custom Settings Menu


Custom Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Custom Setting Bank
• A
• B
• C
• D
• Rename screen
Custom settings can be stored in four separate custom banks. You can switch between them at any time and rename them.
• Rename
• A
• B
• C
• D
Reset Custom Settings
• Yes
• No
Restores custom settings to their default values.
A - Autofocus
• a1 AF-C priority selection
• Release
• Release + focus
• Focus
• a2 AF-S priority selection
• Release
• Focus
• a3 Dynamic AF area
• 9 points
• 21 points
• 51 points
• 51 points (3D tracking)
•  a4 Focus tracking w/lock-on
• 5 (Long)
• 4
• 3 (Normal)
• 2
• 1 (Short)
• Off
The D3S adds two intermediate settings (4 and 2) for Focus tracking with lock-on.
• a5 AF activation
• Shutter/AF-ON
• AF-ON only
• a6 Focus point Illumination

 

• Manual focus mode
- On
- Off
• Continuous mode
- On
- Off
• Focus point brightness
- +2 Extra high
- +1 High
-
   0 Normal
- -1 Low
• a7 Focus point wrap-around
• Wrap
• No wrap
• a8 AF point selection
• AF51 51 points
• AF11 11 points
• a9 AF-ON button
• AF-ON
• AE/AF lock
• AE lock only
• AE lock (Reset on release)
• AE lock (hold)
• AF lock only
• a10 Vertical AF-ON button
• Same as AF-ON
• AF-ON
• AE/AF lock
• AE lock only
• AE lock (Reset on release)
• AE lock (hold)
• AF lock only
B - Metering/Exposure
• b1 ISO sensitivity step value
• 1/3 step
• 1/2 step
• 1 step
• b2 EV steps for exposure cntrl.
• 1/3 step
• 1/2 step
• 1 step
• b3 EV steps for exposure comp
• 1/3 step
• 1/2 step
• 1 step
• b4 Easy exposure compensation
• On (Auto reset)
• On
• Off
Controls whether the EV Compensation button needs to be pressed.
• b5 Center-weighted area
• 8 mm
• 12 mm
• 15 mm
• 20 mm
• Average
• b6 Fine tune optimal exposure
• Yes
- Matrix metering
- Center-weighted metering
- Spot metering
• No
Each metering mode can have its own ±1 EV adjustment from the default, in 1/6 EV steps. This does not appear as Exposure Compensation in EXIF, though it is flagged in another EXIF field.
C - Timers/AE Lock
• c1 Shutter-release button AE-L
• On
• Off
• c2 Auto meter-off delay
• 4s
• 6s
• 8s
• 16s
• 30s
• 1 min.
• 5 min.
• 10 min.
• 30 min.
• No Limit
• c3 Self-timer
• 2 s
• 5 s
• 10 s
• 20 s
• c4 Monitor off delay
• Playback
- 4 s
- 10 s
- 20 s
- 1 min.
- 5 min.
- 10 min.
• Menus
- 4 s
- 10 s
- 20 s
- 1 min.
- 5 min.
- 10 min.
• Information display
- 4 s
- 10 s
- 20 s
- 1 min.
- 5 min.
- 10 min.
• Image review
- 4 s
- 10 s
- 20 s
- 1 min.
- 5 min.
- 10 min.
The D3S lets you set the delay for different functions, while the D3 had one global setting.
D - Shooting/Display
• d1 Beep
• High
• Low
• Off
• d2 shooting speed
• Continuous high-speed
- 11 fps
- 10 fps
- 9 fps
• Continuous low-speed
- 9 fps
- 8 fps
- 7 fps
- 6 fps
- 5 fps
- 4 fps
- 3 fps
- 2 fps
- 1 fps
• d3 Max. continuous release
• Select 1-130
• d4 File number sequence
• On
• Off
• Reset
• d5 Control panel/viewfinder
• Rear control panel
- ISO sensitivity
- Exposures remaining
• Viewfinder display
- Frame count
- Exposures remaining
• d6 Shooting info display
• Auto
• Manual
- Dark on light
- Light on dark
• d7 Screen tips
• On
• Off
• d8 LCD illumination
• On
• Off
• d9 Exposure delay mode
• On
• Off
E - Bracketing/Flash
• e1 Flash sync speed
• 1/250 s (Auto FP)
• 1/250 s
• 1/200 s
• 1/160 s
• 1/125 s
• 1/100 s
• 1/80 s
• 1/60 s
• e2 Flash shutter speed
• 1/60 s
• 1/30 s
• 1/15 s
• 1/8 s
• 1/4 s
• 1/2 s
• 1 s
• 2 s
• 4 s
• 8 s
• 15 s
• 30
• e3 Modeling flash
• On
• Off
• e4 Auto bracketing set
• AE & flash
• AE only
• Flash only
• WB bracketing
• ADL bracketing
• e5 Auto bracketing (Mode M)
• Flash / speed
• Flash / speed / aperture
• Flash / aperture
• Flash only
• e6 Bracketing order
• MTR > under > over
• Under > MTR > over
F - Controls

 

• f1 Multi selector center button
• Shooting mode
- Select center focus point
- Not used
• Playback mode
- Thumbnail on/off
- View histograms
- Zoom on/off
   - Low magnification
   - Medium magnification
   - High magnification
• Live view
 - Start movie recording
 - Not used
• f2 Multi selector
• Reset Meter-off delay
• Do nothing
• f3 Photo info/playback
• Info (left/right) / Playback (up/down)
• Info (up/down) / Playback (left/right)
• f4 Assign Fn button
• Fn button press
- Preview
- FV lock
- AE/AF lock
- AE lock only
- AE lock (Reset on release)
- AE lock (Hold)
- AF lock only
- Flash off
- Bracketing burst
- Matrix metering
- Center-weighted
- Spot metering
- Virtual horizon
- Playback
- Access top item in MY MENU
- None
• Fn button + dials
- Choose image area (FX/1.2x/ DX/5:4)
- 1 step spd/aperture
- Choose non-CPU lens number
- Focus point -selection
- Shooting menu bank
-
Focus point selection
- Shooting menu bank
-
Dynamic AF area
- None
• f5 Assign preview button
• Preview button press
- Preview
- FV lock
- AE/AF lock
- AE lock only
- AE lock (Reset on release)
- AE lock (Hold)
- AF lock only
- Flash off
- Bracketing burst
- Matrix metering
- Center-weighted
- Spot metering
- Virtual horizon
- Playback
- Access top item in MY MENU
- None
• Preview + command dials
- Choose image area (FX/1.2x/DX/5:4)
- 1 step spd/aperture
- Choose non-CPU lens number
- Shooting menu bank
-
Dynamic AF area
-
None
• f6 Assign AE-L/AF-L button
• AE-L/AF-L button press
- Preview
- FV lock
- AE/AF lock
- AE lock only
- AE lock (Reset on release)
- AE lock (Hold)
- AF lock only
- AF-ON
- Flash off
- Bracketing burst
- Matrix metering
- Center-weighted
- Spot metering
- Virtual horizon
- Playback
- Access top item in MY MENU
- None
• AE-L/AF-L + command dials
- Choose image area (FX/1.2x/DX/5:4)
- Choose non-CPU lens number
- Shooting menu bank
-
Dynamic AF area
- None
• f7 Assign BKT button
• Auto bracketing
• Multiple exposure
• f8 Customize command dials
• Reverse rotation
- Yes
- No
• Change main/sub
- On
- Off
• Aperture setting:
- Sub-command dial
- Aperture ring
• Menus and playback
- On
- Off
• f8 Release button to use dial
• Yes
• No
• f9 No memory card?
• Release locked
• Enable release
• f10 Reverse indicators
• + 0 - display
• - 0 + display

 

Setup Menu


Setup Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Format Memory Card

 

• Slot 1
• Yes
• No
Formats memory card(s).
• Slot 2
• Yes
• No
LCD Brightness
• -3/+3 adjustment
Adjusts LCD brightness darker or lighter 3 arbitrary units each way.
Clean Image Sensor
• Clean now
• Cleaning activated
Cleans dust from the image sensor immediately, or configures when this should be done automatically.
• Clean at startup/shutdown
• Clean at startup
• Clean at shutdown
• Clean at startup and shutdown
• Cleaning off
Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning
• Start
This locks the mirror up to allow manual cleaning of the imaging sensor.
Dust Off Ref Photo

 

 

• Start
• Clean sensor and then start
• Take photo of bright featureless white object 10cm from lens. Focus will be set to infinity
Captures the reference data used to filter out dust electronically.
Video Mode
• NTSC
• PAL
Selects the video output mode for display on a TV.
HDMI
• Auto
• 480P (progressive)
• 576P (progressive)
• 720P (progressive)
• 1080I (interlaced)
High Definition Multimedia Interface. Allows pictures to be played back on High Definition TVs and monitors with the appropriate cable (not supplied).
Flicker Reduction
• 50 Hz
• 60 Hz
Select appropriate frequency to reduce flicker during live view or movie recording under mercury-vapor or fluorescent lighting.
Time zone and date

 

• Time zone
• Graphical time zone selector
Selects the time zone and date format that you want to use and sets the camera to use Daylight Savings time or not.
• Date and time
• YMD and HMS
• Date format
• YMD
• MDY
• DMY
• Daylight saving time
• On
• Off
Language

 

• Czech
• Danish
• German
• English
• Spanish
• French
• Indonesian
• Italian
• Dutch
• Norwegian
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Finnish
• Swedish
• Turkish
• Traditional Chinese
• Simplified Chinese
• Japanese
• Korean
Selects the language that the camera will use.
Image Comment

 

• Done
Allows comments up to 36 characters to be added to the metadata of new images as they are taken.
• Input comment
• Data entry screen
• Attach comment
• Set
Auto Image Rotation

 

• On
• Off
Decides if the camera will automatically orient your picture properly for viewing during playback.
Voice Memo Options

 

• Voice memo
• Off
• On (Auto and manual)
- 5 s
- 10 s
- 20 s
- 30 s
- 45 s
- 60 s
• Manual only
Setting for recording voice memos

.

• Voice Memo overwrite
• Disable
• Enable
Allows overwriting of a voice memo for the most recent photograph.
• Voice Memo button
• Press and hold
• Press to start/stop
Allows you to specify how the Voice memo button is activated.
• Audio output
• Via speaker
- set volume 1-5
• HDMI/audio-video output
• Off
Allows you to select how the audio output is to be played back.
Battery Info

 

 

• Battery meter %
• Picture meter (nnn)
• Calibration (Cal, --)
• Battery age (0-4)
Gives very detailed information about battery condition, age and shots fired on this battery.
Wireless Transmitter

 

 

• Mode
• Transfer settings
• Print
• Device info
• Device settings
Select various settings for use with a wireless network. (Greyed out when no WT-4 attached.)
Image Authentication

 

 

• On
• Off
Allows you to turn image authentication on for photos about to be taken for detection by Nikon's image authentication software.
Copyright Information

 

 

• Done
• Artist
• Copyright
• Attach copyright information checkbox
Allows you attach a copyright strings to new image files as they are taken. Artist name can be up to 36 characters while Copyright can be 54 characters.
Save/Load Settings

 

 

• Save settings
• Load settings
Allows you to Save and load camera settings to the memory card.
GPS

 

 

• Auto Meter off
• Enable
• Disable
When a GPS unit is connected to the camera it can record latitude, longitude, altitude, time and heading information. See manual for specific GPS units the camera has been tested with.
• Position
• Use GPS to set camera clock
• Yes
• No
Virtual horizon

 

 

• Shows horizon display
Displays a virtual horizon. This is based on data from the camera's orientation sensor.
Non-CPU Lens Data

 

• Done
Allows you specify data for lenses without CPU's to allow them to use some functions of CPU equipped lenses. Up to 9 lenses can be entered. See manual for full details.
• Lens number
• 1 thru 9
• Focal length (mm)
• 6 thru 4000
• Maximum aperture
• F1.2 thru F22
AF Fine Tune

 

• Af fine tune
• On
• Off
Allows you to enter focus correction factors to fine tune focusing with lenses that you define via this menu. See manual for full details.
• Saved value
• + or - 20 units
• Default
• + or - 20 units
• List saved values
• Lens, Lens number
Firmware Version
• A
• Version
Displays which firmware version the camera is using.
• B
• Version

 

Retouch Menu


Retouch Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
D-Lighting

 

• Picture selection
• Normal
• High
• Low

Adjusts the D-Lighting to brighten shadows.

Red-Eye Correction

 

• Picture selection
Allows you to remove Red-eye from your pictures. It saves the new picture and retains the old one.
Trim
• Picture selection
• Aspect ratio via command dial
- 16:9
- 3:2
- 4:3
- 5:4
- 1:1
• Select size by index button + command dial
- 5 or 6 available sizes, depending on aspect ratio
Allows you to crop a picture. It saves the new picture and retains the old one.
Monochrome
• Black-and-white
• Sepia
• Cyanotype
• Selection screen
Allows you to copy pictures to black and white, sepia or cyanotype.
Filter Effects
• Skylight
• Warming
• Selection screen
Selects the time that an image is displayed on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken.
Color Balance
• Selection window
• Adjustment screen
Allows you to change the color balance via the color grid adjustment window. LRGB histograms are shown.
Image Overlay
• Selection window
• Image overlay screen
Allows you to take 2 Raw images and combine them into a third picture.
NEF (RAW) Processing

- Selection window

• Image quality
• Image size
• White balance
• Exposure compensation
• Picture Control
• High ISO NR
• Color space
• Vignette Control
• EXE (Execute)
Creates JPEG copies of NEF Raw files, changing a wide range of exposure parameters in the process.
Resize
• Select image
• Selection window
Creates a low-resolution version suitable for email or web use. Sizes are 1920x1080,
1280x856,
960x640 or 640x424 pixels.
• Choose size
• 2.5M
• 1.1M
• 0.6M
• 0.3M
Side-By-Side Comparison
• Selection window
• Comparison screen
This option does not appear on the menu screen until you select an image that has already been retouched. Once it is selected you press the Menu button and this option will be there. It lets you compare your retouched image with your original image.
Edit Movie
• Choose start point
• Choose end point
• Save selected frame
• Selection window
Lets you make a new movie clip from any portion of an existing movie file, discarding uninteresting material at the beginning or end. You can also create a JPEG from a selected frame.

 

My Menu


(This screen shot shows some items already added.)

My Menu Options
Top-Level
Selection
Second-Level
Third-Level
Notes
Add Items
• Playback menu
• Delete
• Playback folder
• Hide image
• Display mode
• Copy image(s)
• Image review
• After delete
• Rotate tall
• Slide show
• Print set (DPOF)
• Shooting menu
• Shooting Menu Bank
• Reset Shooting Menu
• Extended menu banks
• Active Folder
• File Naming
• Slot 2
• Image Quality
• Image Size
• Image Area
• JPEG Compression
• NEF (RAW) recording
• White Balance
• Set Picture Control
• Manage Picture Control
• Color Space
• Active D-Lighting
• Vignette Control
• Long Exp. NR
• High ISO NR
• ISO Sensitivity settings
• Live View mode
• Multiple Exposure
• Movie settings
• Interval Timer Shooting
• Custom setting menu
• Custom Setting Bank
• Reset Custom Settings
• A Autofocus
• B Metering/exposure
• C Timers/AE lock
• D Shooting/display
• E Bracketing/flash
• F Controls
• Setup menu
• Format memory card
• LCD brightness
• Clean image sensor
• Lock Mirror up for cleaning
• Image Dust Off ref photo
• Video mode
• HDMI
• Flicker reduction
• Time zone and date
• Language
• Image comment
• Auto image rotation
• Voice memo options
• Battery info
• Wireless transfer
• Image authentication
• Copyright information
• Save/Load settings
• GPS
• Virtual horizon
• Non-CPU lens data
• AF fine tune
• Firmware version
• Retouch menu
• D-Lighting
• Red-eye correction
• Trim
• Monochrome
• Filter effects
• Color balance
• Image overlay
• NEF (RAW processing
• Resize
• Side-by side comparison
• Edit movie
Remove Items
• Done
• Select Item
• Select the item(s) you wish to delete, then select Done to delete.
This let you remove options from your customized list of options.
Rank Items
• Menu of items
- Move
• Select item and move it using Up or Down on the multi-selector.
This lets you change the order of options in your customized list of options.
Choose Tab
• My Menu
• Recent settings
This option lets you use the D3S 'My Menu' selection or the older 'Recent settings' selection, allowing the user to access the twenty most recent setting changes made.

 

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