Chapter 3. Exploring the Nikon D3100 Menus

This chapter delves in depth into the menu options. Here you can tailor the D3100 options to fit your shooting style or to make adjustments to refine the camera settings to fit different shooting scenarios.

The D3100 has quite a few customizable features to make taking pictures much easier for you. You can assign buttons to different functions that you find yourself using frequently. Using the Recent Settings menu you can access settings that you have changed recently.

Exploring the Nikon D3100 Menus

Inside the menus are many different options that let you create dynamic images.

The menus are accessed by pressing the Menu button on the back of the camera. Use the multi-selector to scroll through the toolbar on the left side of the LCD. When the desired menu is highlighted in yellow, press the OK button or multi-selector right to enter the menu. Pressing the Menu button again or tapping the Shutter Release button exits the Menu mode screen and readies the camera for shooting.

Playback Menu

The Playback menu is where you manage the images stored on the SD card. The Playback menu is also where you control how the images are displayed and what image information is displayed during review. There are seven options available from the Playback menu, which are explained in the following sections. The Playback menu is represented by a Play button icon, similar to the one you would find ...

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