Chapter 9. Viewing and In-camera Editing

With the D3100's large, bright, 3-inch, 230,000-dot VGA LCD monitor, you can view your images. What's even better, you can use the in-camera editing features to allow you to save some time in post-processing and give you the option to fine-tune your images for printing without ever having to download your images to a computer. Nikon has made enhancing your photos much more simple and fun!

Viewing and In-camera Editing

The Retouch menu allows you to edit your images without a computer.

Viewing Your Images

The Nikon D3100 offers three ways to view your images while the SD card is still inserted in the camera. You can view the images directly on the LCD monitor on the camera or you can hook up your camera to a standard TV using the Nikon EG-D100 video cable that's available separately from Nikon. You can find the EG-D100 cable at most camera shops or online for around $10. The D3100 also has an HDMI output. With a Type C mini HDMI connector (available separately at most electronics stores) you can view your photos or even your HD video in full High Definition right on your HDTV.

When viewing through an external device such as a TV, the view is the same as would normally be displayed on the LCD monitor. The camera's buttons and dials function exactly the same.

Standard TV

Before connecting the camera to a standard television, you need to set the Video out mode. There are two video ...

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