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Old Aug 1, 2003, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Need Help with 'Continuous' and 'Best Shot' options

My Coolpix 4500 is working fine except I cannot access the Continous and Best Shot menu items.

In the Shooting Menu when I page down the options with the joystick the above options are skipped - it goes straight from Metering to Image Adjustment.

Any ideas? I tried with two different and CF cards and reformatted them both.
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Old Aug 1, 2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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You are in manual mode and see the options, but the menu just skips past those options? Are they greyed out?
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Old Aug 1, 2003, 2:43 PM   #3
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The problem isn't with the CF cards. I bet that you have the camera in a mode in which those features don't work (Like, say, fully manual, or AF off.)

I would go back to the manual and read some more. I bet the answer is there. ( I don't own the camera myself, so I can't check.)

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Old Aug 1, 2003, 2:46 PM   #4
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I am in Program mode - the options look the same as all the others i.e. not greyed out (in the PC sense anyway) but when I step down the list they are skipped. Looks like this:

SHOOTING MENU
A-WB White Balance
. Metering (dot is in a box)
S Continous
BSS Best Shot Selector (BSS has Strike-thru)
AO Image Adjustment

etc etc
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Old Aug 1, 2003, 2:55 PM   #5
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Eric's right - I reset to Default and the options are now available!

Turn's out I had Noise Reduction turned on - and it is mentioned in the book but only in the Noise Reduction section! Nothing against Continous or BSS to say must have Noise Reduction OFF!

Thank's for your help chaps!
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Old Aug 1, 2003, 8:21 PM   #6
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Glad to help. That is a badly written manual all right. It should have said it in both places.

If you want to remove noise, I recommend the program "neat image" (at www.neatimage.com). It does a very good job of removing noise, and it won't use power from the camera's battery to do it!

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