D70 detects vertical shots. How?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ken Tough, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Ken Tough

    Ken Tough Guest

    Stupid question, but how does it know when to rotate the shot for
    display on the back LCD? Gravity? Clever image processing? What
    if you shoot straight down? [or skydiving?]
    Ken Tough, Oct 6, 2004
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    chidalgo Guest

    Ken Tough escribio:
    Usually is some kind of switch with a drop of mercury (liquid metal)
    inside, so when you rotate the camera, the switch knows in which
    position the camera is :)
    chidalgo, Oct 6, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    Then...heaven forbid...you might have to rotate the shot after the fact like
    we've been doing for years.
    Mark M, Oct 7, 2004
  4. Ken Tough

    Ken Tough Guest

    Sorry, I neglected to put the smiley. I can just imagine that
    it would be annoying if it was random when shooting down from a
    tripod to flat material on a table. The other annoying thing is that
    when rotated, the image has to be reduced in size because of the
    aspect ratio of the display. Can it be switched off as an option?
    Ken Tough, Oct 7, 2004
  5. Yes you can switch the rotation of the display off for playback. The
    image will still be rotated when you transfer it to the pc (unless it
    has been turned off on the pc). The detection can also be switch off.
    But then of couse the picture cannot be rotated automatically.

    Peter Rongsted, Oct 7, 2004
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    Colin D Guest

    I watched a photog with a D70 on a tripod shooting a portrait shot of a
    child recently. He had the auto-rotate turned on, and the camera LCD
    dutifully showed the image rotated sideways, so he was screwing his head
    sideways to look at the image. I asked him why he didn't turn
    auto-rotate off, and he claimed that the camera couldn't do that. Not
    knowing much about D70s I didn't argue, I just said that I could do that
    with my 300D, and left it at that. Personally, I think it's a pretty
    useless gimmick anyway, and it's only there to avoid rotating the camera
    when playing back shots with the camera in hand. And since it reduces
    the size of the image to fit the long dimension across the LCD, it's
    harder to evaluate the shot. Mine is off, and it will stay off.

    Colin D, Oct 7, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    For those who play their shots back on a television directly from the
    camera, this feature comes in very handy. Otherwise...it's a waste of
    screen space on the camera...
    Mark M, Oct 8, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    Unlike the other guys in this subthread, I like the autorotate, just for
    that reason. It's on with my 20D, it was a small source of irritation with
    my D30 that I had to go through and rotate the images one by one. Since I
    shoot mostly portrait oriented images, that could be time consuming. When I
    shot film, the contact sheets were pretty uniform, all the verticals lined
    up neatly, with only the rare horizontal disturbing the sheet's wa...
    Skip M, Oct 8, 2004
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    Ken Tough Guest

    Now that sounds ideal. I hope the Nikon View software does that,
    rotating the image when downloaded even if the cam doesn't
    display it rotated.
    Ken Tough, Oct 8, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    What I wish is that it would rotate automatically when transferred, but that
    it would NOT rotate on the camera screen. The rotation on the camera screen
    means that I end up reviewing a tiny version of the image instead of the
    full size review of the landscape shots...
    Mark M, Oct 8, 2004
  11. Furthermore, if you're holding the camera in the position you took the
    photo in, and the image is rotated on the screen -- it's wrong for how
    you're viewing it!
    David Dyer-Bennet, Oct 8, 2004
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    sid derra Guest

    same here...
    sid derra, Oct 8, 2004
  13. He is just an idiot. On the D70 go into the playback menu and set
    'Rotate Tall' to OFF. You can also go down to the setup menu and set
    'Image rotation' to OFF, but then the camera will not record the format
    of the shot.


    Peter Rongsted, Oct 9, 2004
  14. Or you could just read the manuall. And set the camera up to record the
    format and have i rotated when transfered to the pc, but turn the
    'Rotate tall' off in the play menu. Then you would get the best of both

    Peter Rongsted, Oct 9, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    What is this word, "manual?"
    I don't think I know this word...
    Mark M, Oct 9, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    I'm not sure who you're referring to...but I shoot with a 10D...not a D70

    Mark M, Oct 9, 2004
  17. I was refereing to the photog with a D70. It can do exactly what he says
    it cannot.

    Peter Rongsted, Oct 10, 2004
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