srd1941 Waterville, US Nikonian since 05th Feb 2012
Thu 16-Feb-12 02:13 AM
"Curious about the Info button on the D5100"
As near as I can tell the only function of the Info button on top of the D5100 is to turn the LCD on and off. The LCD, of course, can be turned on using the I button and also turned on whenever the shutter button is half pressed. It then is turned off with a full press of the shutter button or after the time interval set in the menu. Is this the only function of the Info button or am I missing something? It wouldnt be the first time as I tend to overlook things quite often. Stan
#2. "RE: Curious about the Info button on the D5100" In response to Reply # 1
>Hi Stan, > >Welcome to Nikonians! >You are correct. The Info button will display the shooting >information in the LCD or turn the LCD off. >Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
Doesn't the LCD button give you access to functions like ISO, white balance etc....?
In other words, the I button gives access to functions like a shortcut button. I was hesitant about the d5100 until I realized that one push of that button put the functions in front of me and accessible with the selector.
If you guys realize this, apologies! Im just clearing it up as the I button is what sold me on the 5100.
DavidN4 Johns Creek, US Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Mon 12-Mar-12 01:24 AM
#3. "RE: Curious about the Info button on the D5100" In response to Reply # 2
Yes, you are correct.
If you press the button while the LCD is off, or while Live View is being used, it brings up a screen of settings. Pressing it again will enter you into whichever item was last selected, and you can use the arrow keys on the back to get to what you want to select.
I find the Info button to be very handy, so that I can change settings quickly. Once you get used to it, you will use it all the time.