Intermediate

OLED Touch Screen

Glossary
Select Nikon digital cameras such as the COOLPIX S100 use an OLED Touch Screen interface to set most of the camera’s settings and functions. OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. What makes OLED displays so great for digital cameras is that they are brighter and images look crisper on an OLED monitor; they consume less power and are ultra thin, with large fields of view. And, OLED monitor displays last longer than LCD or LED.

Nikon’s OLED Touch Screen cameras are cool. Not only do they let you change settings and perform most picture and movie taking functions via the touch interface, but you can also draw and add decorative graphics to images. The camera offers a variety of decorative stamps that you can use to modify images with, as well as a paint mode that lets you write on the image with either your finger or the included stylus. Don’t worry about making mistakes either, just use the eraser to clean up your work and start over. Save the image—and the camera saves it as a separate file, giving you have both the original unaltered photo and the painted version. You can even draw or write a memo on a blank screen and save it as an image file. Other cool features include the ability to rate images using up to five stars.

COOLPIX digital cameras with an OLED Touch Screen interface also incorporate Touch Shooting settings. One of these settings is the Touch Shutter function that lets you release the shutter to snap a picture simply by touching the subject on the screen. Another setting, Subject Tracking, tells the camera to track a moving subject. The camera does this by having you “register” a subject and as your subject moves about the scene, the camera tracks its movements. Yet another option the cameras offer is Touch AF/AE or tapping the monitor to focus.

Playback of images and movies is also controlled via the OLED Touch Screen.

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