Reviewing your images
Turn off auto-rotate
By default, your Nikon will automatically rotate images shot with the camera held vertically so that you don’t have to turn the camera to view them. You can turn this off, though – sometimes, you simply want to be able to see a bigger version of a shot in Playback mode.
Wallow in your work
Like to take a long look at your photos after you’ve taken them? Switch on the Instant Review feature (Playback menu) and choose a display time to suit. You don’t have to worry about it being too long, as half-pressing your shutter release will ready your camera for the next shot in an instant.
Ass ess the exposure
You can learn a lot from looking at your pictures in Playback mode, including the distribution of tones in your image via the Histogram view. To access it, open the Playback menu, then choose Playback Display Mode/Options. Press up/down on the navipad to change the display in Playback mode.
Lock your best shots
You can do this on the camera so that you don’t accidentally delete them – it’s what the ‘key’ button is for. This is useful if you’re in the habit of erasing unwanted pictures as you go. If you transfer them all to the computer, you’ll be able to see the ‘locked’ ones and know that they’re your favourites.