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Turning off auto rotate function to maximize the use of the display LCD screen.


Ian White 12 177 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2011 6:13PM
Hello all

And a merry Christmas to you all,i have a nikon d3000 and i want to Turn off auto rotate function to maximize the use of the display LCD screen.Does anyone know how to do it i have looked in the user's manual but i car'nt find any help.

Thanks for any help,Ian

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mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2011 6:23PM
It looks like Playback\Rotate tall (on/off)

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/d3000-review/using
Ian White 12 177 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2011 3:10PM
Thanks for the reply Mike but i have done that quite a few times now and it dont work,i have e-mailed Nikon to see what they say

Again thanks for the help,Ian
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
26 Dec 2011 9:29PM
I suppose I'm stating the obvious but doesn't it rotate automatically when you turn the camera on its side?
Ian White 12 177 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2011 9:39PM
Yes it does it's that what i want to turn off,car'nt work out how to do it

Ian.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
26 Dec 2011 9:43PM
Oh, I see!

I thought that by "maximising" the use of the screen you meant you wanted to use as much of it as possible.

Sorry.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2011 11:26PM
He does want to use as much of it as possible. When you rotate the camera during playback the pictures don't rotate like they do on a Smartphone. The autorotate Ian is talking about is when the camera displays a portrait picture the right way round, he wants to turn that off so that it displays it normally filling the screen.
Jestertheclown 6 6.4k 241 England
26 Dec 2011 11:59PM

Quote:When you rotate the camera during playback the pictures don't rotate like they do on a Smartphone.

They did on my Kodak although I have to admit I've never looked on the camera I'm using now.
I don't really get the rest of what you're saying though Chris.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 12:54AM
You've got the wrong end of the stick.

When Ian takes a photograph in portrait mode the camera adds a 'flag' to that image file to say it should be displayed in portrait mode. This means that portrait images are displayed on the back of the camera with two black bars, one either side. Ian wants the image to fill the screen instead (so he can check for sharpness or what-have-you more easily.
oldblokeh 3 845 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 11:12AM
See page 128 of the manual.
Ian White 12 177 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 2:25PM
Thanks chaps i have managed to sort it out not too sure how and User Manual seems to only have 61 pages,Can anyone tell me where i can get a copy on the internet to see if i have it all, Wink

Thanks again,Ian
oldblokeh 3 845 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 2:35PM
You could always try googling "nikon d3000 manual", which is what I did.
Ian White 12 177 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 2:42PM
Thanks just doing that now good old google SmileSmile

Thanks Ian
EOS_fan 4 27 England
27 Dec 2011 3:14PM
Is this of any help?
Ian White 12 177 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2011 3:25PM
Thanks EOS fan i have now downloaded all of the manual for the d3000 from the Nikon website.

Thanks all again,Ian

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