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Nikon Live Image Control - Learn how Live Image Control can help you improve your shots.

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Available on select Nikon 1 models is a feature called Live Image Control. When in Auto mode, this mode allows the photographer to see how making changes to various settings will affect how the final image will look, in real time on the camera's LCD.

The controls featured in this mode include Background Softening, Motion Control, Brightness Control and Active D-Lighting. 

Nikon 1 V2

Background Softening

This mode lets you choose if you want your background to be blurred or sharp. If blurred, the camera will use a wider aperture so the image has less depth of field. For front-to-back sharpness, the camera will use a smaller aperture.

Brightness Control

This simply adjusts the brightness of the image, giving you options to brighten or darken the shot.

Active D-Lighting

When switched on, this function allows details in the dark and light parts of high-contrast scenes to become visible, creating a more even exposure without too much effort.

Motion Control

In this mode, the camera controls the shutter speed to freeze or blur motion. 

How This Mode Works

To display the Live Image controls, press the feature button found on the back of the camera then rotate the multi selector to highlight a specific control. Next, press the command dial and rotate it to adjust the selected control. The effect can be previewed on the screen as changes are applied. Once happy, pressing the command dial again will hide the control and the shutter button can be pressed to capture the image. 

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