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The
Guide to Digital Photography
with the
DIGITAL CAMERA
Product Documentation
The documentation for this product includes the manuals listed below. Please be sure to read all
instructions thoroughly to get the most from your camera.
Fast Track Guide/For Your Safety
In addition to taking first-time users step-by-step through the process of setting up and using the
camera, the Fast Track Guide provides a quick overview of camera settings. For Your Safety, printed on
the reverse of the Fast Track Guide, lists warnings and cautions that should be observed when using
and storing your camera, together with legal information. Please keep this document where all
those who use the product will read it.
Menu Guide
This reference is your guide to camera menus. Keep it handy when you use the camera.
Guide to Digital Photography (this manual)
This manual provides complete operating instructions for your camera.
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Contents
Where Do I Go from Here? 45
Overview: About This Manual ............................... 1
Tutorial
3
Getting to Know the COOLPIX 880: The Parts
of the Camera and Their Functions ............. 4
Using the Camera Menus ......................................... 12
First Steps:
Getting Ready to Use Your Camera .......... 15
Inserting the Battery .................................................... 15
Inserting the Memory Card ..................................... 18
Choosing a Language ................................................... 20
Setting the Time and Date ........................................ 21
Taking Photographs:The Basics .......................... 23
Getting the Camera Ready for Use (AUTO
Mode) ............................................................................. 23
Framing Photographs ................................................... 26
Focus and Shoot ............................................................ 28
Assisted Creative Photography: Scene Mode . 32
Review and Deletion: Quick Review ................... 39
Putting the Camera Away ......................................... 44
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Getting the Most from Digital Images:Your
Camera and Your Computer ............................... 46
Viewing Photos on TV ................................................. 48
Ordering Prints: Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF) .......................................................................... 48
Taking Photographs for E-Mail and the Web ... 49
Taking Photographs for Printing ............................. 50
Reference
51
Beyond Point and Shoot:
Shooting Controls for All Modes ............... 52
Framing Photographs:
Optical and Digital Zoom ..................................... 52
Throwing Light on Your Subject:
The Flash Button ....................................................... 55
Focusing Near and Far:
The Focus-Mode Button ....................................... 58
Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode ..... 62
Bright, Dark, and High-Contrast Subjects:
Exposure Compensation ...................................... 64
Choosing a Focus Area:
Manual Focus-Area Selection .............................. 66
Advanced Photography: P, A, M, and CSM ......... 68
Choosing a Mode: P, A, M, or CSM? ...................... 69
Adjusting Exposure: A and M Modes .................. 70
Reacting Faster to Light: Sensitivity (ISO
Equivalency) ................................................................. 74
Focusing at a Preset Distance: Manual Focus .. 76
The Shooting Menu ...................................................... 78
Keeping Colors True:
The White-Balance Menu ................................. 81
Measuring Light:The Metering Menu .............. 85
Making Movies and Taking Photographs in a
Sequence: The Continuous Menu ................ 88
Getting Sharper Photographs:
The BSS Menu ........................................................ 92
Contrast, Brightness, and Image Type:
The Image Adjustment Menu ......................... 94
Making Edges More Distinct:
The Image Sharpening Menu .......................... 96
Modifying Sensitivity from a Menu:
The ISO Menu ....................................................... 98
Exposure Options ..................................................... 98
Focus Options ......................................................... 103
Settings for Optional Lens Converters ....... 106
Restoring Default Shooting Settings:
The Reset Menus ............................................... 109
Playing Images Back: Playback Mode ................ 111
Basic Playback ............................................................... 112
Single-Image Playback ........................................... 113
Viewing Multiple Images:
Thumbnail Playback .......................................... 118
Deleting Individual Photographs ..................... 119
The Playback Menu ................................................... 120
Deleting Photographs:The Delete Menu ... 122
Selecting a Folder for Playback:
The Folders Menu ............................................. 126
Automated Playback:
The Slide-Show Menu ..................................... 127
Safeguarding Valuable Images:
The Protect Menu ............................................. 130
Hiding Images During Playback:
The Hide-Image Menu .................................... 131
Preparing Photographs for Printing:
The Print-Set Menu .......................................... 132
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Camera Setup:The Setup Menu ....................... 134
Controlling the (File) Size of Photographs:
Image Quality and Size ........................................ 137
Organizing Your Photographs:
The Folders Menu ................................................. 142
Monitor Options ......................................................... 149
The Auto Off Menu .................................................. 151
File Numbering: The Seq. Numbers Menu .... 153
Formatting Memory Cards:
CF Card Format ..................................................... 154
Storing Camera Settings:
The Controls Menu .............................................. 155
Shutter Release Confirmation and Photo
Information ................................................................ 156
The Date Menu ........................................................... 158
The Video Mode Menu ........................................... 158
The Language Menu .................................................. 159
The Distance Units Menu ...................................... 159
Restoring Default Settings:
The Reset All Menu .............................................. 160
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Connections: Connecting Your Camera to a
Computer, TV, or VCR ................................ 162
Connecting to a Television or VCR .................... 162
Connecting to a Computer ................................... 164
Using Nikon View Software .............................. 164
Connecting Your Camera to a Computer . 166
Reading Photographs from Memory
Cards ........................................................................ 168
Technical Notes .................................................. 170
Caring for Your Camera .......................................... 170
Optional Accessories ................................................ 172
Troubleshooting ........................................................... 174
Specifications ................................................................. 181
Overview
About This Manual
Thank you for your purchase of a COOLPIX 880 digital camera. This manual has been written to help
you enjoy taking digital photographs with your COOLPIX 880. As you read through it, you will find
explanations not only of how the camera works but also of why certain features have been included,
and how they may be used to take photographs in many different situations.
The “Tutorial” section gives you enough information for simple “point-and-shoot” photography when
you first start using your camera. This section may be all you need to read if you want to take advantage
of the simplicity and immediacy of digital photography.
Once you have taken a few photographs, “Where Do I Go from Here” outlines how to view them on
a computer or television set and order prints using digital “print orders” that you create with the
camera. It also provides some tips on how to take photographs for electronic distribution and for
printing on a personal color printer.
Finally, the “Reference” section provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of digital photography
with the COOLPIX 880, including manual control of exposure, tone, sharpness, taking movies, caring for
your camera, and troubleshooting, together with a list of optional accessories.
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To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
This icon marks cautions, information that
you should read before use to prevent damage to your camera.
This icon marks notes, information that you
should read before using your camera.
This icon marks tips, additional information
you may find helpful when using your
camera.
This icon indicates that more information is
available elsewhere in this manual or in other
documentation.
This icon marks cross-references to the
Guide to Digital Photography (this manual).
The number next to the icon gives the page
on which more information may be found.
This icon marks cross-references to the Fast
Track Guide.
This icon marks cross-references to For Your
Safety.
This icon marks cross-references to the
Menu Guide.
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at www.nikon-euro.com. Visit this site to keep up-todate with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography.
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Tutorial
Parts of the COOLPIX 880
Using the Menus
First Steps/Taking Photographs
This section:
• Introduces you to the parts of the COOLPIX 880 and the camera menus
• Takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up your camera
• Outlines the steps involved in taking photographs and playing them back
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Getting to Know the COOLPIX 880
The Parts of the Camera and Their Functions
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls, displays, and menus.
9 (55)
10 (56)
A
1 (26)
B
D
11 (11)
C
N
12 (11)
L
2 (181)
I
8(
13 (18)
)
J
14 (162)
3
7 (166)
6
5 (15)
4 (15)
E
K
F
M
G
H
* Refer to the page numbers in parentheses for more information.
1
2
3
4
5
4
Viewfinder window
Lens
Tripod socket
Battery-chamber cover
Battery-chamber latch
6 DC-IN connector
7 USB/serial connector
8 Eyelet for camera strap
9 Flash
10 Red-eye reduction lamp
11 Flash-ready lamp
12 Autofocus lamp
13 Memory-card slot
14 VIDEO OUT connector
A The Power Switch
The power switch is used to
turn the camera on and off.
23–24
B The Shutter-Release
Button
The COOLPIX 880 has a twostage shutter-release button.
Press the shutter-release button
halfway to focus. Focus will remain fixed while the button is
held in this position (focus lock).
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to take a picture.
28–30
C The Zoom Buttons
Use the zoom buttons to frame
button
photographs. The
zooms the camera out, increasing the area visible in the final
photograph. The
button
zooms the camera in, enlarging
small or distant objects to fill the
frame.
When an image is played back
( ) button is
full screen, the
used to zoom in on the image
displayed in the monitor. Press
the
button to cancel zoom.
52–54, 116
5
D The Mode Dial
Mode
Auto
Scene
Use the mode dial to select the
operating mode.
Description
An automatic mode for simple,
“point-and-shoot” photography 23–31
This mode offers a choice of settings for specific scenes, such as
32–38
sunsets and portraits
P
This mode puts the camera in
Programmed charge of exposure, while leaving
68–69
auto
you in control of all other settings
The camera sets the shutter
A
Aperture- speed while you control aperture
68–71
priority auto and other settings
M
Manual
You control all camera settings, including shutter speed and aper68–73
ture
CSM
Custom
Puts you in complete control of
all settings, including exposure
68–73
mode
Playback
6
Use this mode to play back and
delete photographs
111
–133
E The
/
Button
The functions controlled by the
/ button depend on the
operating mode and on the
combination of buttons used.
F The
/
Button
The
/ button controls
the functions shown at right.
Function
Mode
Exposure
compensation
AUTO, SCENE,
P, A, CSM (exposure mode P, A)
+
Shutter speed/
aperture
A, M, CSM (exposure mode A, M)
+
Sensitivity
(ISO equivalency)
P, A, M, CSM
+
Single-image
deletion
Operation
Press
Function
Mode
Operation
Focus mode
AUTO, SCENE,
P, A, M, CSM
Press
Manual focus
distance
P, A, M, CSM
+
Photo-information
display
Press
64–65
71–72
74–75
119
58–61
76–77
114
7
G The
/
Button
The
/
button controls:
Function
Mode
Operation
Flash mode
AUTO, SCENE,
P, A, M, CSM
Press
55–57
Press
118
Thumbnail display
H The
/
Button
The
/
button is used
to review photographs while
shooting. In playback mode, its
function is to star t and stop
movie playback.
39–43, 117
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I The MENU Button
J The Multi Selector
Press the MENU button to display or hide the menu for the
current operating mode, or to
display the second page of a
two-page menu.
Use the multi selector to select
items from the camera menus,
or to scroll through the images
in memory in quick-review or
playback modes.
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13–14
K The MONITOR Button
L The Control Panel
9 (58)
10 (91)
1 (55)
8 (62)
The MONITOR button controls
the monitor in AUTO, P, A, M,
modes.
CSM, and
2 (16)
7 (139)
3 (24)
6 (85)
Monitor on,
information icons
displayed
5 (74)
Press
Monitor on,
information icons
hidden
Press
Monitor
off
Press
The monitor can not be turned
off in SCENE and SETUP modes.
4 (64)
* Refer to the page numbers in parentheses for more information.
1 Flash mode
2 Battery indicator
3 Exposure-count display (shows
numbers of exposures remaining)
4 Exposure-compensation indicator
5 Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
indicator
6 Metering method
7 Image quality
8 Self-timer indicator
9 Focus mode
10 Continuous setting
9
M The Monitor
2
1
25
23
21
26 NIKON
24
WB- L
WB
22 AE- L
20
19
5
27
29
+0.7
3
4
5
6
1.25 0.66ft
7
28
8
9
10
11
12
30 VGA
NORMAL 13
ISO
P 1/60 F2.8 +2.0 [ 10 ]
18 17
16 15
14
* Refer to the page numbers in parentheses for more information.
1
2
3
4
Scene indicator (33)
Zoom indicator (53)
Digital-zoom factor (53)
Focus mode/manual focus
distance (58)
5 “Date not set” icon (22)
6 Flash mode (55)
7 Battery indicator (16)
8 Sharpening (97)
9 White balance (84)
10 Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
(74)
10
11 Image adjustment (95)
12 Image size (141)
13 Image quality (139)
14 Number of exposures remaining at current settings (24)
15 Exposure compensation (64)
16 Aperture (f number) (71)
17 Shutter speed (72)
18 Exposure mode (71)
19 Metering method (86)
20 Continuous setting (91)
21 Exposure-bracketing indicator (100)
22 Auto-exposure lock (99)
23 White-balance lock (99)
24 Best-shot selection (93)
25 Lens-converter setting (108)
26 Current folder (148)
27 Self-timer indicator (62)
28 Auto-exposure target (spot
metering) (87)
29 Focus areas (66)
30 Exposure display (manualexposure mode) (72)
N The Viewfinder
Lamp
Use this area to frame photographs at ranges of less than
90 cm (1 yd)
AF Lamp (Green)
Flash Lamp
(Red)
Focus target (Auto/Scene)
Center focus area for manual or
automatic AF-area selection
(P•A•M/CSM)
The flash lamp (red) and
autofocus (AF) lamp (green)
next to the viewfinder provide a
visual guide to camera status.
Glows steadily
Blinks
Off
Meaning
Flash will fire when photograph is taken
Flash charging (
55)
Flash not required or flash set to “off”
Glows steadily
Subject in focus
Flashes rapidly
Camera unable to focus using autofocus. Use focus lock ( 29) or manual
focus (
76).
Blinks
Camera recording image(s) to memory card. Do not eject card or remove
or disconnect power source while lamp
is blinking.
Blinks slowly
Digital zoom (
52) in effect; frame
photographs in monitor
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Using the Camera Menus
Changes to some settings can be made with the help of menus that
appear in the monitor. Separate menus are available for scene,
P•A•M, CSM, playback, and setup modes (no menu is available in
AUTO mode).
Viewing the menus
When the camera is on, the
menu for the current operating mode can be displayed by
pressing the MENU button.
WHITE BALANCE
Mode
SETUP
P•A•M
CSM
SCENE
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Menu
Function
SET-UP
Basic camera setup (e.g., formatting
memory cards, setting the time and
date); image quality and size settings
for AUTO and SCENE modes
Advanced shooting options (e.g., white
balance, metering). Two menus are
available, one for P, A, and M modes,
SHOOTING
the other for CSM mode. Changes to
settings in one menu do not affect the
other.
SCENE
Scene selection
PLAY BACK
Playback options
A
1
Press
2
A
A
MENU PAGE2
SELECT
SET
Menu for current
mode displayed
If MENU PAGE2 is displayed in
the lower left corner of the
menu screen, pressing the
MENU button a second time
will display the second page of
the menu. Pressing the MENU
button when MENU OFF is displayed clears the menu from the
monitor.
Making a selection
Use the multi selector to make a selection.
1
Highlight menu
item
2
Display options
METERING
METERING
A
A
1
1
2
Matrix
Spot
Center-Weighted
Spot AF Area
2
A
A
A
A
MENU PAGE2
3
SELECT
SET
Highlight option
MENU OF F
4
SELECT
SET
Make selection
METERING
METERING
A
A
1
Matrix
Spot
Center-Weighted
Spot AF Area
2
A
A
• To go back one step, press the
multi selector to the left.
• The selection for some
menu options is made from
a sub-menu. Repeat steps 3
and 4 to select the desired
setting from the sub-menu.
• Changes to settings apply as
soon as the selection is
made.
• In SCENE, P•A•M, and CSM
modes, the view through the
lens is visible behind the
menu. To take a photograph
while the menu is displayed,
press the shutter-release
button.
1
2
A
A
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
MENU PAGE2
Pg.
For more information on:
—
Camera menus
SELECT
SET
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Multi-page menus
To move between pages of a multi-page menu.
1
Position cursor in main menu
2
Highlight page tab
WHITE BALANCE
A
SHOOTING MENU1
1
A
1
2
A
A
2
MENU PAGE2
SELECT
A
A
SET
MENU PAGE2
3
Highlight page
number
4
SELECT
SET
Display selected
page
IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY
SHOOTING MENU2
QUAL.
1
2
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
• You can also go from the first to the second page of a multi-page menu by pressing the MENU
button once.
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First Steps
Getting Ready to Use Your Camera
Before using your camera for the first time, you will need to:
• Check the contents of the package (see the packing list included in the “Open Me First” envelope)
• Attach the camera strap and lens-cap string as described in For Your Safety ( )
• Put the battery in the camera
• Insert the memory card
• Choose a language for the camera menus and messages
• Set the time and date
Inserting the Battery
the camera off
1 Turn
If the camera is on a tripod, remove the tripod before proceeding to the next step.
the battery-chamber cover
2 Open
Pressing the battery-chamber latch (1), slide the battery-chamber cover out (2) and flip it open (3).
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the battery
3 Insert
Inser t a 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batter y or a rechargeable
Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery (available separately) as shown
at right.
the battery-chamber cover
4 Close
To prevent the battery from falling out of the camera during
operation, be sure the battery chamber is latched.
the battery level
5 Check
After removing the lens cap (
23), turn the camera on and
check the battery level in the control panel.
Battery fully charged
Low battery
Replace the battery as soon as possible.
Battery exhausted
No photographs can be taken until the battery has been
replaced.
The battery-level indicator may briefly show
battery is re-inserted in the camera.
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(battery fully charged) after an exhausted 2CR5 (DL245)
Read and follow all warnings and instructions supplied by the battery manufacturer.
The battery can be removed without affecting photographs stored on the camera’s memory card. All
settings other than date and language will, however, be reset.
The clock-calendar is powered by a separate, rechargeable battery, which is charged as necessary when
the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored for a long period of time with the main
battery removed, the clock may need to be reset. Once the main battery has been re-inserted, the
clock battery will recharge in several hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the
camera.
Alternative Power Sources
Although the COOLPIX 880 can be used with non-rechargeable 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batteries,
available at a wide variety of retail outlets, we recommend the rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 Li-ion
battery, available separately from Nikon. This lithium-ion battery, for use exclusively with the COOLPIX
880, can be recharged with the EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger, which doubles as an AC adapter.
While the battery recharges, you can connect the camera to the EH-21 and use an AC power source
for shooting or playback.
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Inserting the Memory Card
1 Turn the camera off
the memory card
2 Insert
Slide the card-slot cover out (1) and flip it open (2). Slide the
card in (3) until it is firmly in place and the eject button pops up.
3 Close the card-slot cover (4)
Removing memory cards
Memory cards can be removed without loss of data when the camera is off. To remove memory cards, turn the camera off and open
the card-slot cover (5). Press the eject button to partially eject the
card (6) and then remove the card by hand.
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Formatting Memory Cards
Format memory cards before first use.
1
Select SETUP
2
Turn camera on.
SET-UP menu will
be displayed.
3
Highlight CF
Card Format
SET-UP1
SET-UP1
Image Quality
Image Quality
1 Image Size
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
4
2 Auto Off
SET
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
SET
Press
CF CARD FORMAT
1
WARNING!
All images will
be deleted!
No
Format
2
SELECT
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press multi selector down to highlight Format,
then press to right to format card. Do not turn camera off or remove card until
“FORMATTING” message has disappeared from display. All data on card will be
permanently deleted.
SET
Pg.
For more information on:
—
173
Safe handling of memory cards
Approved memory cards
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Choosing a Language
Camera menus and messages can be displayed in English, French, German, and Japanese.
1
Turn camera on
and select SETUP
2
Press to display
second page of
SET-UP menu
SET-UP2
Controls
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
Folders
Monitor Options
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
4
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
MENU PAGE1
SET
5
Press
LANGUAGE
Controls
Date
Video Mode
1 Pic data/Confirm
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
D
E
F
J
SET
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
MENU PAGE1
SET
Highlight option
LANGUAGE
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
2 Language
Highlight
Language
SET-UP2
SET-UP1
Image Quality
1 Image Size
20
3
D
E
F
J
SET
6
Press
SET
Setting the Time and Date
1
Turn camera on
and select SETUP
2
Press to display
second page of
SET-UP menu
SET-UP2
Controls
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
Folders
Monitor Options
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
4
Highlight Date
SET-UP2
SET-UP1
Image Quality
1 Image Size
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
MENU PAGE1
SET
Press to display
DATE menu
5
Y
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
MENU PAGE1
SET
Highlight desired
item (Year, Month,
or Day)
6
M
D
1
Y
DATE
M
D
2
2
SELECT
SET
Y
M
D
2000 . 02 . 01
2
00: 00
00: 00
1
2000 . 01 . 01
2000 . 00 . 00
SET
Edit selected item
DATE
DATE
1
3
SELECT
00: 00
SET
SELECT
SET
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7
To change order in which year, month, and date are displayed, press multi selector to right until Y M D is
highlighted, then press multi selector up or down
Camera cycles through settings as shown below:
DATE
1
Y
M
D
2000 . 03 . 02
YMD
2
DMY
23 : 05
SELECT
8
SET
MDY
To save changes to settings, highlight Y M D and press multi selector to right
DATE
1
Y
M
D
2000 . 03 . 02
2
23 : 05
SELECT
SET
Any photographs taken before the time and date have been set will have a time stamp of “2000/01/01
0:00.” Until you have set the time and date, a flashing clock icon will be displayed in the top right corner
of the monitor when the camera is in shooting mode.
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Taking Photographs
The Basics
This chapter describes the basic steps involved in taking photographs in AUTO and SCENE modes. In
these automatic, “point-and-shoot” modes, the majority of settings are controlled by the camera in
response to lighting conditions and focus distance, producing the best possible results.
Getting the Camera Ready for Use (AUTO Mode)
the lens cap
1 Remove
If you turn the camera on with the lens cap in place and the
mode dial set to AUTO, SCENE, P, A, M, or CSM, an error message will appear in the monitor. To clear the message from the
display, turn the camera off and remove the lens cap.
Release latch
and remove cap
2 Turn the mode dial to AUTO
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the camera on
3 Turn
After a short pause, current settings will be displayed in the
monitor and control panel.
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
the number of exposures remaining
4 Check
The monitor and control panel show the number of exposures
remaining at current settings. When this number reaches zero,
you will need to insert a new memory card or delete some
pictures (
122) before you will be able to take more photographs. It may be possible to record more photographs at a
different image quality or size (
137).
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Number of exposures remaining
24
camera settings (optional)
5 Adjust
In AUTO mode, you can use the buttons or menus listed below to control flash setting, focus mode,
image quality, and image size. The first time you turn the camera on, these settings will be set to the
default values shown. These settings are adequate for most situations, and the description in this
section assumes that the default settings are used. For information on changing these settings, refer
to the page numbers given below.
Setting
Default
Description
Flash mode
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor
Focus mode/
self-timer
Autofocus
Camera focuses automatically at distances
over 40 cm (16˝); self-timer off
Image quality
NORMAL
Photographs compressed for best balance
between file size and image quality
SETUP
menu
138
FULL
Photographs are 2048 × 1536 pixels in size.
When image quality is set to NORMAL,
about ten full-size images can be stored on
one 8 MB memory card.
SETUP
menu
140
Image size
Control
55–57
58–61
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Framing Photographs
1
A
Ready the camera
To reduce blurring caused by camera shake, hold the camera
steadily in both hands. Photographs can be framed in the monitor (A) or the viewfinder (B).
Frame photographs in the monitor when:
59)
• you are using macro close-up (
• you are using digital zoom (
52)
106)
• you are using a lens converter (
• you want direct confirmation of camera settings or the view
through the lens
B
Frame photographs in the viewfinder when:
9)
• you want to save power by turning the monitor off (
• bright ambient lighting conditions make it difficult to see the
display in the monitor
Keep your fingers and other objects away from the lens and flash window when framing photographs.
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your subject
2 Select
Frame the photograph using the zoom buttons. Press the
button to zoom out from your subject, increasing the area visbutton to zoom in on your
ible in the frame. Press the
subject, decreasing the area visible in the frame.
Zoom out
Zoom in
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Indicator in LCD monitor displays
amount of zoom while either button is pressed
When framing photographs in the viewfinder at ranges of 90 cm (1 yd) or less, use the
smaller of the two frames in the viewfinder display (the shaded area in the illustration at
right).
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Focus and Shoot
1 Focus
In AUTO mode, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame, shown by the focus target in the viewfinder.
Before taking a photograph, press the shutter-release button
halfway to initiate autofocus, and check the status of the autofocus
(AF) lamp (green) and the flash lamp (red) next to the viewfinder.
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Flash Lamp
(Red)
Meaning
Glows steadily
AF Lamp
(Green)
Lamp
Glows steadily
Subject in focus
Flashes rapidly
Camera unable to focus using autofocus. Use focus lock to focus on
another subject at the same distance, then recompose photograph.
Blinks
Off
Flash will fire when photograph is taken
Flash charging. Remove finger briefly from shutter-release button, then
try again.
Flash not required or flash set to “off”
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Manual focus-area selection
Focusing on an Off-Center Subject: Focus Lock
In AUTO and in all SCENE modes except Portrait and Close Up (
32), the camera automatically
focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. If your subject is not located at the center of the frame
when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera will focus on the background. Focus lock
allows you to first focus on your subject, then adjust the composition before taking the photograph.
a
Focus the camera
Position the subject in the center focus area (shown by the
focus target in the viewfinder) and press the shutter-release
button halfway.
the AF lamp
b Check
With the shutter-release button held halfway down, check that
the green AF lamp next to the viewfinder glows steadily, indicating that the subject is in focus. Focus will remain locked while
the shutter-release button is held halfway down.
c
Recompose the photograph and shoot
Keeping the shutter-release button held halfway down, recompose your photograph. Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down to shoot.
Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect. If your
subject moves, remove your finger from the shutter-release button and focus again at the new distance.
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the photograph
2 Take
To take a photograph, press the shutter-release button all the
way down.
the results
3 Check
After a photograph has been taken, the green autofocus lamp
will blink while the photograph is recorded. Before the photograph is transferred to the memory card, it will be displayed
briefly in the monitor. The following operations can be performed while the photograph is being displayed:
Button
(
)
Operation
Press
Function
Delete dialog is displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press to right to select.
DELETE
• Select Yes to delete photograph
ERASE IMAGES
• Select No to save photograph and return to
YES OR NO ?
shooting mode
No
Yes
SELECT
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SET
Button
II (
Shutter
release
Shutter
release
)
Operation
Function
Press
Press to pause display for 20 s. Press again to record photograph, or
press ( ) to delete as described above. Photograph recorded
automatically after 20 s.
Press
halfway
Full press
Record photograph and return to shooting mode
Take new photograph while saving photograph displayed in monitor to
memory card. While photograph is being saved, any new photographs
will be stored in temporary memory buffer before being saved to card.
New photographs can be taken until buffer is full (buffer can hold about
five full-sized, normal-quality images). When buffer is full, hourglass icon
( ) will be displayed and shutter release disabled. New photographs
can be taken as soon as enough memory is available in buffer and icon
is no longer displayed.
While photographs are recorded to the memory card, the green autofocus lamp will blink. Do not
eject the memory card, remove the battery, or unplug the AC adapter (available separately) until the
lamp has stopped blinking. Removing the card or cutting power in these circumstances could result in
loss of data.
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Assisted Creative Photography: Scene Mode
While the default settings in AUTO mode are suited to a wide variety of situations, some compositions
call for special combinations of settings. In SCENE mode, you select the scene from a menu of creative
shooting situations, and the camera automatically adjusts settings to produce the best possible results.
This section outlines how to take photographs in SCENE mode.
the camera
1 Ready
Turn the camera on and check the number of exposures remaining as described above under
“Getting the Camera Ready for Use (AUTO Mode)” (
23).
Do not use SCENE mode when taking photographs that will later be retouched on a computer.
Depending on the subject, SCENE-mode settings may not always produce the desired results. If you
are unsatisfied with photographs taken in SCENE mode, try setting the mode dial to AUTO.
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Using the menus
the scene
2 Choose
After identifying the shooting situation (see following pages), select the appropriate composition
type from the SCENE-mode menu.
a
Select SCENE
b
Press to display
SCENE-mode
menu
c
Highlight desired
composition type
SCENE 1
d
1
Press to put selection into effect and
return to shooting
mode
P 1/60 F3.5
2
SCENE 1
Portrait
Party/Indoor
Night Portrait
Beach/Snow
Landscape
Sunset
MENU OF F
SELECT
1
2
DONE
Portrait
Party/Indoor
Night Portrait
Beach/Snow
Landscape
Sunset
MENU OF F
SELECT
DONE
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
SCENE-mode icon displayed
in monitor
When the MENU button is pressed to display the SCENE-mode menu, the most recently selected
setting will be highlighted. Pressing the MENU button a second time clears the menu from the monitor.
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camera settings
3 Adjust
Depending on the scene selected, you may be able to adjust flash and focus-mode settings as
described in Step 5 of “Getting the Camera Ready for Use (AUTO Mode)” (
23). Restrictions
apply to the selection of flash and focus modes in some cases (see following pages). Image quality
and size can be adjusted from the SET-UP menu (
137).
and shoot
4 Focus
Focus the camera and shoot as described above under “Focus and Shoot” (
28). Depending on
the scene selected, you may be able to select the focus area manually, allowing you to focus on an
off-center subject without using focus lock (see following pages).
Camera Shake
The “camera shake” ratings on the following pages indicate settings at which caution is advised to
prevent blurring caused by camera shake. While the use of a tripod is recommended in such cases, the
other methods available to prevent camera shake are reflected in the number of stars:
✯
Support the camera steadily in both hands with your elbows held against your torso
✯✯ Steady the camera by placing it on a flat, level surface such as a wall or table
✯✯✯ Use a tripod to steady the camera
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The SCENE-mode Menu
The SCENE-mode menu contains two pages of options. The
types of composition available are described below.
SCENE 1
1
2
MENU OF F
Portrait ( )
Use to obtain por trait photographs in which the main subject stands out clearly and background details are softened,
lending the composition a sense
of depth.
Flash mode: No restrictions
Focus mode: Can be chosen from autofocus and
autofocus + self-timer
Notes: AF-area mode is set to Manual, allowing
the focus target to be chosen using the multi selector ( 66). The degree to which background
details are softened depends on the amount of
light available.
SCENE 2
Portrait
Party/Indoor
Night Portrait
Beach/Snow
Landscape
Sunset
SELECT
1
2
DONE
Night Landscape
Fireworks Show
Close Up
Copy
Back Light
MENU OF F
SELECT
DONE
Party/Indoor (
)
Use at parties and other indoor
events for atmospheric photographs that include details of the
background behind the subject.
Flash mode: Auto with Red-Eye Reduction/Slow
Synch
Focus mode: Can be chosen from autofocus and
autofocus + self-timer
Camera shake: ✯
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Night Portrait ( )
Use for photographs that provide a natural balance between
the main subject and the background when taking por traits
against a backdrop of nighttime
scenery.
Flash mode: Auto with Red-Eye Reduction/Slow
Synch
Focus mode: Can be chosen from autofocus and
autofocus + self-timer
Camera shake: ✯
Beach/Snow (
)
Use for photographs that vividly
capture the brightness of such
subjects as snowfields, beaches,
or sunlit oceans and lakes.
Flash mode: No restrictions
Focus mode: No restrictions
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Landscape ( )
Use for vivid landscape photographs that enhance outlines,
colors, and contrast in subjects
such as skyscapes and forests.
Flash mode: Flash Cancel (off)
Focus mode: Infinity
Sunset (
)
Use for photographs that capture the beautiful reds in sunsets
or sunrises exactly as you see
them.
Flash mode: Flash Cancel (off)
Focus mode: Can be chosen from autofocus,
autofocus + self-timer, and infinity
Night Landscape ( )
Use for photographs that employ slow shutter speeds to produce stunning night landscapes.
Flash mode: Flash Cancel (off)
Focus mode: Infinity
Camera shake: ✯✯
Fireworks Show ( )
Use when photographing firework displays. The camera responds more rapidly to the shutter-release button, ensuring that
you won’t miss the chance to
take the perfect shot.
Flash mode: Flash Cancel (off)
Focus mode: Infinity
Camera shake: ✯✯✯
Notes: Follow the firework as it ascends and press
the shutter-release button just as the firework explodes.
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Close Up (
)
Use to capture vivid colors in
close-up shots of flowers, insects,
and other small objects that
catch your eye.
Copy ( )
Use to obtain clear pictures of
text or drawings on a white
board, business card, or in
printed matter.
Flash mode: Flash Cancel (off)
Focus mode: Can be chosen from macro closeup and macro close-up + self-timer
Camera shake: ✯
Notes: AF-area mode is set to Manual, allowing
the focus target to be chosen using the multi se66).
lector (
Flash mode: No restrictions
Focus mode: No restrictions
Notes: If the subject is colored, text or drawings
may be faint and hard to distinguish in the final
photograph.
Back Light (
)
Use when light is coming from
behind your subject, throwing
their features into shadow, or
when your subject is in the shade
but the background is brightly lit.
The flash will fire automatically to illuminate (“fill
in”) shadows.
Flash mode: Anytime Flash (fill flash)
Focus mode: Can be chosen from autofocus and
autofocus + self-timer
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Review and Deletion: Quick Review
In AUTO, SCENE, P, A, M, and CSM modes, you can use the
button to play back photographs
stored on the memory card. Press the button to cycle through shooting and review modes as shown
below.
2000.04.25
14:20
[
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Shooting Mode
(AUTO, SCENE,
P, A, M, or CSM)
100NIKON
0005.JPG
5]
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Quick Review
P h o t o g r a p h s s t o re d o n
memory card are displayed in
top left corner of monitor, allowing you to view results of
previous photographs while
setting up your next shot.
NORMAL
[
5/9]
Full-Screen Review
P h o t o g r a p h s s t o re d o n
memory card are displayed full
screen or in thumbnail menus
of four or nine images. You can
zoom in on photographs, view
photo information, and delete
individual images.
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Quick Review
When you press the
button in AUTO, SCENE, P, A, M, and
CSM modes, the most recent photograph in memory will be displayed at the top left corner of the monitor. The following operations can be performed in quick-review mode:
Button
5]
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Operation
Function
Press
View other photographs in current folder. Press up or left to view photographs recorded before current photo, down or right to view images recorded after current photo. Hold down to scroll rapidly to desired frame
number.
Shutter
release
Press
halfway
Shutter
release
Full press
Press
Return to shooting mode and focus
Return to shooting mode and take photograph
Enter full-screen review mode with current photograph displayed full screen
All other camera controls function as they do in shooting mode.
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Using folders
Full-Screen Review
From quick-review mode, press the
button to enter fullscreen review mode. The photograph displayed in quick-review
mode will be displayed full screen. The following operations can be
performed in full-screen review mode:
Button
(
)
2000.04.25
14:20
NORMAL
100NIKON
0005.JPG
[
5/9]
Operation
Function
Press
View other photographs in current folder. Press up or left to view photographs recorded before current photo, down or right to view images recorded after current photo. Hold down to scroll rapidly to desired frame
number.
Press
Zoom in on current photograph (use multi selector to view other areas of
image)
Press
Cancel zoom
(
)
Press
Select current photograph for deletion
(
)
Press
Display menu of nine thumbnail images (see overleaf)
(
)
Press
Display next page of photo information (
Press
Return to shooting mode
114)
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Thumbnail Review
(
) button in full-screen review brings up a menu
Pressing the
of nine thumbnail images. The following operations can be performed while thumbnails are displayed:
Button
(
(
)
)
Operation
Function
Press
Press once to display menu of four thumbnail images, twice to view highlighted thumbnail at full size
Press
Highlight thumbnail. Use
full size
Press
Select highlighted thumbnail for deletion
Press
Return to shooting mode
(
) button to view highlighted thumbnail at
Playback Mode
When the mode dial is set to
(playback), you can perform any of the operations covered in this
section under “Full-Screen Review,” “Thumbnail Playback,” and “Deleting Photographs.” In addition, you
can play back movies using the
button, and have access to a menu of playback options where
you can delete multiple photographs, choose the folder for playback, protect and hide images, and
prepare digital “print orders” for printing images directly from the memory card. For more information,
see “Reference: Playing Images Back” (
111).
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Deleting Photographs
In full-screen or thumbnail review, pressing the
(
) button selects the current image for deletion.
Full-screen
review
2000.04.25
14:20
NORMAL
Thumbnail
review
100NIKON
0005.JPG
[
5/9]
Press
(
button
)
DELETE
1 ERASE IMAGES
YES OR NO
No
Yes
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Delete dialog is displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press
right to select.
• Select Yes to delete photograph
• Select No to save photograph and return
to shooting mode
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Putting the Camera Away
When you have finished using the camera, follow these steps before putting the camera away.
the camera off
1 Turn
To avoid wasting batteries, check that the camera is off before
putting it away.
2 Replace the lens cap
Release latch
and replace cap
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Where Do I Go from Here?
This section:
When they have finished shooting, users of conventional film cameras typically take the film to be
developed. But what do you do with photographs you have taken with a digital camera? This section
lists some of the options available, including:
• viewing photographs on a computer or television
• ordering prints using digital “print orders”
This section also outlines how to adjust camera settings to produce photographs suitable for:
• sending by e-mail or posting on a website
• output on a color printer
A detailed explanation of the concepts used here may be found in the “Reference” section.
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164)
Getting the Most from Digital Images:Your Camera and Your Computer (
As the name would indicate, digital cameras produce digital images. As digital data, digital images can be
readily copied to a computer, where they can then be stored, viewed or edited using imaging software,
sent to your acquaintances via e-mail, or saved to removable media (for example, a floppy or Zip disk)
for delivery to a photofinisher.
There are two ways to copy data to your computer from the COOLPIX 880:
• Direct USB or serial connection using Nikon View software
If you have Nikon View installed on your computer, you can connect your camera to the computer
using the UC-E1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable included with your camera. Optional serial cables
(the SC-EW3 for PC computers and SC-EM3 for Macintosh computers) are also available.
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Once the camera is connected, a camera icon will appear in the
My Computer window (Windows computers) or on the desktop (Macintosh computers). Double-click the icon to view the
contents of the camera’s memory card. Nikon View shows the
images stored on the memory card as icons or thumbnails (small
previews) that can be dragged and dropped into another folder
for storage, or directly into an application for immediate use (note
that images can not be saved to the camera from the computer).
Camera icon (Windows)
Camera icon (Macintosh)
• PC card adapter or PC-card reader
If your computer is equipped with a PC-card reader, or if you have a computer with a PC-card slot
and a PC-card adapter, you can remove the memory card from your camera and insert it in the
computer’s card slot or card drive, where it will function as another disk drive.
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162)
Viewing Photos on TV (
The COOLPIX 880 can be connected to a television or VCR using the EG-900 video cable provided
with your camera. While the camera is connected, the television will show the same image as the
camera’s monitor.
132)
Ordering Prints: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (
The mode menu contains an option for creating digital “print orders” that are stored on the camera’s
memory card in Digital Print Order Format (DPOF). Once you have prepared a print order using this
option, the card can be removed from the camera, inserted in a DPOF-compatible device—whether
your personal photo printer or a photofinisher’s print system—and photographs printed directly from
the card.
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Taking Photographs for E-Mail and the Web
Your camera stores images in TIFF and JPEG formats, which can be viewed with a wide variety of
imaging software. JPEG images can even be displayed in web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and
Internet Explorer. This makes them ideal for transmission by e-mail or for use on a web page. Be aware,
however, that when displayed on a monitor with a resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels, only VGA and
89) are small enough to fit in the browser window. It is also important to rememQVGA images (
ber that at default settings your camera produces high-resolution images about 800 KB in size, while
TIFF images taken at an image quality setting of HI can reach sizes of approximately 9 MB. Larger file
sizes mean longer data transfer times—even an 800 KB file takes about five minutes to upload or
download over a 28.8 Kbps connection—making file size the single most important consideration when
taking photographs for electronic distribution. The following settings are recommended for images
destined for distribution by e-mail or on the web:
Image Quality
138)
(
Image Size
140)
(
Approx. File Size
Approx.Transfer Time
(28.8 Kbps Connection)
BASIC
XGA
(1024 × 768 pixels)
100 KB
50 seconds
NORMAL
VGA
(640 × 480 pixels)
90 KB
35 seconds
BASIC
VGA
(640 × 480 pixels)
50 KB
20 seconds
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Taking Photographs for Printing
When taking photographs that are to be reproduced on a personal color printer, two factors need to
be kept in mind: image size and contrast.
140) determines the maximum size at which the image can be printed. If the print size
Image size (
is too large, the individual pixels will be visible to the naked eye, giving the image a rough, uneven
appearance. A typical target resolution for an ink-jet printer is about 200 pixels per inch. At this
resolution, a VGA photograph will be output at a size of 3.2 × 2.4 inches (8.1 × 6.1 cm), a full-size image
at a size of about 10.2 × 7.7 inches (26.0 × 19.5 cm).
The second consideration is contrast. You may find that the colors in the images produced by your
printer are indistinct, or “muddy,” as compared to the photograph viewed on the camera monitor. In
this case, you can try raising contrast by setting the camera to P, A, M, or CSM and using an IMAGE
ADJUSTMENT setting of More Contrast when taking photographs destined for output on a color
94).
printer (
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Reference
Camera Controls
The Shooting Menu
Playback
Camera Setup
This section:
This section details the settings available in shooting, playback, and setup modes. It also describes how
to connect your camera to external devices such as computers and television sets, and explains how to
care for your camera and what to do when it does not function as expected. Camera specifications and
a list of the optional accessories available for the COOLPIX 880 are included in the final section.
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Beyond Point and Shoot
Shooting Controls for All Modes
This chapter covers operations that can be performed in AUTO and SCENE modes. In these modes,
the majority of camera settings are made automatically by the camera to produce the best results. By
means of the buttons on the back of the camera, the user controls the following settings directly
(restrictions may apply in SCENE mode depending on the scene selected):
• optical and digital zoom
• exposure compensation
• flash settings
• focus-area selection (Portrait, Close Up, P,
• focus-mode and self-timer settings
A, M, and CSM modes only)
Framing Photographs: Optical and Digital Zoom
The COOLPIX 880 is equipped with two kinds of zoom: optical zoom, in which the camera’s telescoping
lens can be used to enlarge the subject by up to 2.5×, and digital zoom, in which images are processed
digitally to further enlarge the image by up to 4.0×.
Optical vs. Digital Zoom
In digital zoom, data from the camera’s image sensor are processed digitally, enlarging the center portion of the image to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom does not increase the amount of
detail visible in the photograph. Instead, details visible at maximum optical zoom are enlarged, producing a slightly “grainy” image. Digital zoom also differs from optical zoom in that the effects of digital
zoom are visible only in the monitor, not in the viewfinder, meaning that the monitor must be on before
digital zoom can be used.
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Optical Zoom
Photos can be framed in the viewfinder or monitor using the zoom buttons.
Indicator in monitor displays amount of zoom while either button is pressed
Zoom out
Zoom in
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Digital Zoom
At the maximum optical zoom position, holding the
zoom.
button down for two seconds triggers digital
X2.0
4.2
P 1/60 F4.2
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Maximum optical
zoom position
P 1/60 F4.2
Hold for two
seconds
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Zoom factor
displayed in monitor
AF lamp blinks slowly
to show that photos
can not be accurately
framed in viewfinder
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button is pressed, to a
While digital zoom is in effect, the zoom factor increases each time the
maximum of 4.0×. Pressing the
button decreases the zoom factor. To cancel digital zoom, press the
button until the zoom indicator disappears.
Digital zoom enlarges the center portion of the image to fill the frame. Because only the center portion
86) is used, and the center
of the image appears in the final photograph, center-weighted metering (
focus area is automatically selected.
Digital zoom is only available when the monitor is on or the camera is connected to a television set. It
can not be used when:
138)
• image-quality is set to HI (
• a setting of Black & White is chosen in the IMAGE ADJUSTMENT sub-menu (
94)
• Ultra HS or Movie is chosen in the CONTINUOUS sub-menu (
88)
• the Digital Zoom item in the CONTROLS sub-menu is not checked (
155)
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Focus-area selection
Throwing Light on Your Subject: The Flash Button
The flash can be adjusted for a variety of shooting situations, as described on the following pages.
To change the flash setting, press the
camera.
1
Press
button, located above the monitor on the back of the
2
P 1/60 F2.8
Confirm flash setting in
control panel or monitor
(setting not displayed in
monitor when flash set to
NORMAL “auto”)
[
10 ]
A short pause is required between exposures for the flash system to charge. While the flash is charging,
the red flash lamp next to the viewfinder will blink when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Try again after briefly removing your finger from the shutter-release button.
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The following flash settings are available (restrictions may apply in SCENE mode depending on the
scene selected):
Setting
Auto
Flash Cancel (off)
Auto with red-eye
reduction
Anytime Flash
(fill flash)
How It Works
Flash fires when lighting is poor
When to Use It
Best choice in most circumstances
Use where subject is outside range of
Flash will not fire even when lighting is
flash or to capture natural lighting unpoor
der dim light
Pre-flash lamp fires before main flash Use for portraits (works best when
to minimize “red-eye” effect caused by subjects are well within range of flash
flash reflecting from retina
and are looking directly at pre-flash)
Flash fires whenever photo is taken
Use to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows and
backlit subjects
Auto flash combined with slow shut- Use to capture both subject and backSlow synchronized ter speed
ground at night or under dim light
Keep your fingers and other objects away from the flash window when using the flash.
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When lighting is poor and the flash is set to “Off ” ( ) or “Slow Sync” (
), shutter speeds slow and
photos may be blurred. If possible, use a tripod when lighting is poor. At speeds of below 1/4 s, the
shutter-speed indicator in the monitor turns yellow. Mottling (“noise”) may appear in photographs
taken at speeds slower than this value. To increase the shutter speed, try zooming the camera out
(
53), raising sensitivity (ISO equivalency;
74), or setting the exposure mode to aperture-priority
71).
auto and choosing the larger of the two aperture settings (smallest f number;
The built-in flash will automatically be set to “Off ” ( ) when:
• you use autofocus with a setting of “Infinity” ( ;
59)
• Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Fireworks Show, or Close Up is selected in SCENE
mode (
32)
• you choose a CONTINUOUS setting of Continuous, Multi-shot 16, VGA Sequence, Ultra
HS, or Movie (
88)
• you use best-shot selection (BSS;
92)
• you use lens-converter (LENS) settings (
106)
• the AE Lock option in the EXPOSURE OPTIONS sub-menu is on (
99)
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Focusing Near and Far: The Focus-Mode Button
By default, the camera adjusts focus automatically for subjects 40 cm (16˝) or more from the lens, which
is ideal for snapshots. Under some circumstances, however, you may want to force the camera to focus
on distant objects rather than on the closest object visible in the focus area—for example, when
shooting a distant landscape through a screen of branches or when taking a shot through a window.
Alternatively, you may want the camera to focus on something closer than 40 cm—a close-up shot of
a flower, plant, or business card. The COOLPIX 880 offers focus modes for just these situations. Some
of these modes can be combined with a self-timer to delay shutter release to reduce camera shake or
allow you to appear in your own photographs.
button.
To select the focus mode, press the
1
Press
2
Confirm focus-mode setting in control panel or
monitor
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Macro close-up
It is recommended that you frame photographs in the monitor when using macro close-up.
While the flash can be used in macro close-up mode, it may sometimes be unable to light the entire
subject. Take a test picture and verify the results in the monitor.
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The following focus modes are available (restrictions may apply in SCENE mode depending on the
scene selected):
Setting
NO ICON
Autofocus
Autofocus +
self-timer
Infinity
Macro close-up
Macro close-up +
self-timer
How It Works
When to Use It
Camera automatically adjusts focus Use with subjects 40 cm (16˝) or more
according to distance to subject
from lens
Delay shutter release by 10 s or 3 s in Use for self-portraits or to reduce camautofocus mode
era shake
Use for photographing distant scenes
Focus is fixed at infinity. Flash is dis- through foreground objects, e.g.,
through window (manual-focus setting
abled.
of “Inf” is available for use with flash)
Focus adjusted automatically for subjects 4 cm (1.6˝) or more from lens;
Use for close-ups
optical zoom restricted to range between middle and maximum positions
Delay shutter release by 10 s or 3 s in Use to reduce camera shake when takmacro close-up mode
ing close-ups
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Autofocus Mode
The autofocus system operates in one of two modes:
AF Mode
How It Works
Pros and Cons
Continuous
PRO
Minimizes time required to focus
Camera adjusts focus
CON
continuously
Photos can be taken even when camera is not in focus—
check AF lamp before shooting
Single
PROS
Camera focuses when
Photographs can be taken only when camera is in focus
shutter-release button
Saves batteries
pressed halfway
CON
Slight delay before camera focuses
In AUTO mode, autofocus mode is determined by whether the monitor is on or off: continuous AF is
used when the monitor is on, single AF when it is off. P, A, M, and CSM modes offer additional settings
that give greater control over autofocus mode (
104).
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Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus performs best when:
• There is contrast between the subject and the background. For example, autofocus may not perform well on subjects that are the same color as the background.
• The subject is evenly lit.
Autofocus does not perform well when:
• The focus area contains objects at different distances from the camera. For example, autofocus may
not perform well when photographing an object inside a cage, as the bars of the cage will be closer
to the camera than the main subject.
• The subject is very dark (the subject should not, however, be too much brighter than the background).
• The subject is moving rapidly.
29) to focus on another subject at
If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus, use focus lock (
the same distance, or measure the distance to your subject and use manual focus (
66).
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Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode
The COOLPIX 880 is equipped with an automatic timer with two settings: three seconds (good for
reducing camera shake) and ten seconds (ideal for self-portraits). To use the self-timer, follow these
steps:
the camera
1 Position
Mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, stable surface.
a self-timer mode
2 Select
Press the
button until either
(autofocus + self-timer, for photographs at ranges of 40 cm/
16˝ or more) or
(macro close-up + self-timer, for photographs at ranges of 4 cm/1.6˝ or
more) appears in the control panel or monitor.
Press
Self-timer icon displayed in control panel and monitor
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NORMAL
[ 10 ]
3 Compose the photograph
the timer
4 Start
Fully depress the shutter-release button to activate the timer. Press the shutter-release button once
for a ten-second delay, twice for a three-second delay. To stop the timer, press the shutter-release
button a third time.
Full press
Count-down timer in monitor shows number of
seconds remaining until shutter is released
3
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
The red-eye reduction lamp next to the flash window will start to blink when the shutter-release button
is pressed, and continue to blink until one second before the shutter is released. The red-eye reduction
lamp will stay lit during the final second to warn that the shutter is about to be released.
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Bright, Dark, and High-Contrast Subjects: Exposure Compensation
To obtain the desired result with certain subject compositions (for example, when large areas of the
frame are very bright, very dark, or contain areas of strong contrast), it may be necessary to alter
exposure from the value suggested by the camera. This can be done using exposure compensation.
Exposure compensation can be set to values between +2.0 EV (overexposure) and –2.0 EV (underexbutton.
posure) in increments of 1/3 EV. Press the multi selector up or down while holding the
1
2
Press multi selector up to increase exposure value, down
to decrease exposure value
3
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icon displayed in control panel after
Confirm exposure value in
control panel or monitor.
Effects of compensation are
visible in monitor; adjust
NORMAL until desired result is
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button is released
Exposure compensation is not available in manual exposure mode, when the user adjusts exposure
directly by adjusting shutter speed and aperture (
72).
By default, exposure compensation returns to ± 0.0 EV when the mode dial is turned to a new setting
or the camera is turned off. If desired, the camera can be set to “remember” the exposure-compensation value (
155), restoring it the next time the mode dial is set to AUTO, SCENE, P, A, or CSM
(exposure mode P or A).
Exposure compensation can also be set using the EXPOSURE OPTIONS > Exp. +/– item in the
102).
SHOOTING menu (
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Choosing a Focus Area: Manual Focus-Area Selection
In AUTO mode, the camera automatically focuses on the subject in the center focus area, shown by the
focus target in the viewfinder. At SCENE-mode settings of Portrait and Close Up (
32), or when
Manual is selected in the FOCUS OPTIONS > AF Area Mode sub-menu for P, A, M, or CSM mode
(
103), the focus target can be chosen from one of five focus areas. This makes it possible to focus
on an off-center subject without using focus lock.
The focus area can be selected using the multi selector.
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NORMAL
[ 10 ]
Center focus area
selected
P 1/60 F2.8
Use multi selector to
select new focus area
NORMAL
[ 10]
Right focus area
selected
Manual focus-area selection is not available when the monitor is off or digital zoom is in effect (
In these cases, the center focus area is used.
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53).
Focus-area selection can be used in combination with focus lock if the subject would not fall in any of
the focus areas in the final composition. In P, A, M, and CSM modes, it can also be used in combination
with spot AF-area metering (
86) to lock the spot metering point to the selected focus area.
When Auto (the default setting) is selected in the FOCUS OPTIONS > AF Area Mode sub-menu
for P, A, M, or CSM mode (
103), the camera automatically selects the focus area containing the
subject closest to the camera. No focus area indicators appear in the monitor until the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, when the active focus area is shown in red. Focus-area selection can be
deactivated in P, A, M, and CSM modes by selecting Off in the FOCUS OPTIONS > AF Area Mode
sub-menu. In this case, the center focus area is used.
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Advanced Photography
P, A, M, and CSM
This chapter details settings available only in P, A, M, and CSM modes. In addition to the settings
discussed in the previous chapter, in these modes the user can control the following settings by means
of the mode dial and the buttons on the back of the camera:
• exposure mode
• sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
• focus distance (manual focus)
Menus in these modes also give the user control over:
• white balance
• metering
• frame-advance rate
• best-shot selection
• contrast, brightness, and image type
• image sharpening
• exposure and autofocus options
• settings for optional lens converters
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Choosing a Mode: P, A, M, or CSM?
Because P, A, M, and CSM share many settings in common, you may have difficulty knowing which mode
to choose for a particular task. The first consideration is how much control you want to have over
camera settings:
• If you want to adjust white balance and metering, for example, but don’t want to have to worry
about getting the correct exposure, choose a mode setting of P or turn the mode dial to CSM and
choose P as the exposure mode (
98).
• If you want to adjust aperture to soften background details or bring both background and subject
into focus, but don’t want to have to worry about the photograph being over- or under-exposed,
choose a mode setting of A or turn the mode dial to CSM and choose A as the exposure mode.
• If you want to adjust the shutter speed to freeze action or to suggest motion by blurring moving
objects, or if you want to modify exposure from the value suggested by the camera, choose a mode
setting of M or turn the mode dial to CSM and choose M as the exposure mode.
Another factor to consider is that menu settings for P, A, and M modes are stored separately from
settings for CSM mode. If there is a particular combination of settings you use frequently, you can turn
the mode dial to CSM and set the camera to these settings. The camera will “remember” this combination of settings even after being turned off, and will automatically restore the settings the next time
you select CSM mode. You can create a different combination of settings for P, A, and M modes and
switch instantly from one combination of settings to the other simply by turning the mode dial from
CSM to P, A, or M.
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Adjusting Exposure: A and M Modes
Exposure Modes
Exposure mode can be chosen by setting the mode dial to P, A, or M, or by turning the mode dial to
CSM and choosing the exposure mode from the EXPOSURE OPTIONS > Exposure Mode sub98). The following modes are available:
menu (
Operating Mode/
Exposure Mode
(CSM)
How It Works
When to Use It
P
Programmed auto
Camera sets shutter speed and
Best for general use and snapshots
aperture for best exposure
A
Aperture-priority
auto
User chooses aperture from
maximum and minimum settings; camera sets shutter
speed for best exposure
M
Manual
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Large aperture (small f number) softens background details and lets more light into camera,
increasing range of flash and making photos less
susceptible to blurring; small aperture (large f
number) increases depth of field, bringing both
main subject and background into focus
Use when you want complete control over
User sets shutter speed and exposure. Choose high shutter speeds to
chooses aperture from maxi- freeze action, low shutter speeds to suggest
mum and minimum settings
movement by blurring moving objects. Aperture is set as above.
The exposure mode is displayed in the monitor.
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NORMAL
[ 10]
Choosing an Aperture
In aperture-priority auto and manual-exposure modes, aperture is chosen by pressing the multi selector to the left or right while holding down the
button.
1
2
Press multi selector to left for
maximum aperture (small f
number), to right for minimum
aperture (large f number)
Confirm aperture setting in
control panel and monitor
A 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
In aperture-priority auto, the camera automatically selects a shutter speed that will produce the best
exposure. If the aperture you have selected would result in the photograph being over- or underexposed, the aperture value displayed in the control panel and monitor will flash when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
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Choosing a Shutter Speed
In manual mode, shutter speed is chosen by pressing the multi selector up or down while holding the
button. Options range from 8 s to 1/1000 s in increments equivalent to 1 EV (one step). In addition,
a shutter speed of “bulb” is available for long-time exposures (see tip on following page).
2
1
Press multi selector up for
slower shutter speeds, down
for faster shutter speeds
Confirm shutter speed in
control panel and monitor
M 1/1000 F7.8
NORMAL
[ 10 ]
In manual mode, the amount the photograph would be over- or under-exposed at the selected combination of aperture and shutter speed is displayed in the monitor.
Display shows values between –2 and +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Underexposed ↔ Overexposed
–2
±0
+2
M 1/1000 F7.8
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NORMAL
[ 10 ]
–1
+1
(Values in EVs)
Long-time exposure
When the shutter speed is set to bulb (manual-exposure mode only), the shutter will remain open
while the shutter-release button is pressed (maximum exposure 60 s). To reduce blurring caused by
camera shake, we recommend that you use a remote shutter release (the MC-EU1 remote cord,
available separately, functions as a remote shutter-release cable) and a tripod.
Shutter-speed limitations
At a CONTINUOUS setting of Ultra HS (
89), the lowest available shutter speed is 1/30 s. At a
setting of Movie (
89), shutter speed can not be set to a value slower than 1/15 s. bulb is only
88).
available at a setting of Single (
Note that if the shutter is open for more than 1/4 s at any setting, mottling (noise) may appear in the final
photograph. At speeds of 1/4 s or slower, the shutter-speed indicator in the monitor turns yellow.
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Reacting Faster to Light: Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency)
What Is “Sensitivity”?
“Sensitivity” is a measure of how quickly your camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less
light needed to make an exposure, allowing the same exposure to be achieved with higher shutter
speeds or smaller apertures. In a film camera, sensitivity is a characteristic of the film, not the camera.
The ISO ratings you see on packages of film are a measure of their sensitivity—the higher the ISO
rating, the more sensitive the film. Higher sensitivity is achieved by altering the chemical composition of
the film, causing a random pattern, called “grain,” to appear in the final photograph. In a digital camera,
increased sensitivity has a similar effect: higher sensitivities allow higher shutter speeds, at the expense of
mottling, or “noise” (the digital equivalent of film “grain”) appearing in the final image.
Adjusting Sensitivity
In AUTO mode, the camera sets sensitivity automatically in response to lighting conditions. When the
mode dial is set to P, A, M, or CSM, you can choose a fixed value for sensitivity from three possible
button.
settings. Sensitivity is set by pressing the zoom buttons while holding down the
1
2
Press
for increased sensitivity,
for decreased sensitivity. At setting of 400, press
to select setting of AUTO.
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A 1/60 F2.8
Sensitivity displayed in monitor, and in control panel
and zoom butAUTO while
tons are pressed. After
NORMAL zoom buttons are released,
[ 10 ]
ISO icon in control panel indicates that sensitivity is
raised above 100.
The following settings are available:
Setting
Description
AUTO
(default)
Equivalent to setting of 100 under normal conditions; when lighting is poor, however, camera automatically raises sensitivity to compensate. ISO icon appears in
control panel and monitor only when sensitivity raised above 100.
100
Approximately equivalent to ISO rating of 100
200
Approximately equivalent to ISO rating of 200
400
Approximately equivalent to ISO rating of 400
Sensitivity can also be set using the ISO item in the shooting menus (
98).
A slight amount of mottling (“noise”) may appear in photographs taken at settings other than 100.
72), sensitivity will be fixed at ISO 100
If sensitivity is set to AUTO in manual exposure mode (
equivalent and will not vary with lighting conditions, ensuring that the exposure specified by the user
will be achieved.
Changes to sensitivity have no effect in AUTO or SCENE operating modes.
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Focusing at a Preset Distance: Manual Focus
In P, A, M, and CSM modes, manual focus can be used in place of autofocus for situations in which you
know the distance to your subject. Focus distance can be selected from forty-eight preset distances,
ranging from 0.04 m (0.13´) to infinity, by pressing the zoom buttons while holding down the
button.
1
2
Press
to increase the focus distance to maximum of
infinity (Inf),
to decrease
INF
2.8
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NORMAL
[ 10]
Focus distance is displayed in monitor, and in control panel while
button is pressed. After zoom buttons are released, flashing
and/or icons in control panel indicate that manual focus is in
effect.
The focus distances available depend on the focus-mode setting (
58). Focus distances of 0.04–
0.4 m (0.13´–1.3´) are only available at settings of (macro close-up) and
(macro close-up + selftimer).
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The value displayed for manual focus-distance is the approximate distance from the front of the lens.
The actual focus distance may differ slightly from the value shown; check focus in the monitor before
shooting.
Manual focus can be cancelled by pressing the
button.
To use the self-timer in combination with manual focus, select a focus mode of
(autofocus + selftimer) or
(macro close-up + self-timer) before choosing the focus distance.
The flash can be used while manual focus is in effect. This makes it possible to combine the flash with a
focus setting of infinity.
The units used for manual focus can be chosen from meters or feet using the Distance Units sub159).
menu in the setup-mode menu (
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The Shooting Menu
In P, A, M, and CSM modes, many adjustments to camera settings are made from the shooting menu.
There are two shooting menus, one for P, A, and M modes, the other for CSM mode. Save where noted
on the following pages, the contents of these menus are identical. Menu settings for P, A, and M modes
are, however, stored separately from the settings for CSM mode. If there is a particular combination of
settings you use frequently, you can turn the mode dial to P, A, or M and set the camera to these settings.
The camera will “remember” this combination of settings even after being turned off, and will automatically restore the settings the next time you select any of P, A, and M modes. You can create a second
combination of settings for CSM mode and switch instantly from one combination of settings to the
other simply by turning the mode dial from CSM to P, A, or M.
To display the shooting menu:
1
Select P, A, or M (P•A•M shooting
menu) or CSM (CSM shooting
menu)
2
Press
WHITE BALANCE
A
1
2
A
A
MENU PAGE2
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SELECT
SET
The shooting menu contains two pages of options:
Shooting Menu, Page 1
WHITE BALANCE
A
BEST SHOT SELECTOR
A
1
1
2
Off
On
2
A
A
A
A
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
SET
WHITE BALANCE
A A
1
Auto
White
hite Bal Preset
set
Fine
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
loudy
Speedlight
peedlight
SELECT
MENU O F F
2
A
A
A
1
Matrix
Spot
Center-Weighted
Spot AF Area
2
White Balance
Set white balance according to light
source
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SET
METERING
Metering
Control how camera sets exposure
SELECT
Continuous
Set camera to take photographs in
sequence or make movies
A
1
2
A
A
MENU OF F
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SET
CONTINUOUS
Ultra HS
SELECT
Lens
Choose settings for optional lens
converters
A
1
2
A
A
MENU OF F
Slide Copy Adptr
SELECT
SET
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT
A A
1
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SET
Pg.
For more information on:
12
Using the menus
A
A
SELECT
MENU OF F
SET
IMAGE SHARPENING
A
1
A Auto
2
A
A
MENU OF F
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SET
LENS
2
A
A
MENU OF F
SELECT
MENU OF F
BSS
Compensate for blurring caused by
camera shake
High
Normal
Low
Off
SELECT
SET
106
Image Adjustment
Modify contrast and brightness of
photos; take photos in black-andwhite
94
Image Sharpening
Make outlines more distinct
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IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY
Shooting Menu, Page 2
IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY
Image Quality
Image Size
Image Quality & Size
Set image quality and size for all
modes
137
SENSITIVITY
Sensitivity
Adjust sensitivity setting for current
mode (mirrors setting made with
button)
98
EXPOSURE OPTIONS
QUAL.
1
AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
EXP. +/–
2
Exposure Options
Modify auto-exposure from the
value set by the camera
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
98
SET
FOCUS OPTIONS
Focus Options
Autofocus options
QUAL.
1
AF Area Mode
Auto-Focus Mode
Focus Confirmation
2
C
MENU OF F
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SELECT
SET
103
FOLDERS
QUAL.
1
2
Options
N I KON
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
CF CARD FORMAT
2
C
SELECT
CLEAR SETTING
142
CF Card Format
Format memory card for use in
COOLPIX 880
QUAL.
1
MENU OF F
Folders
Choose folder for storing images
or for playback; create, rename, and
delete folders
SET
154
Reset Shooting Options
Reset menu settings for current
mode to default values
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Keeping Colors True:The White-Balance Menu
What Is “White Balance”?
The color of the light reflected by an object depends on the color
of the light source. The human brain is able to detect and compensate for such changes in color, with the result that a white object will
look white to humans whether viewed in sunlight, under overcast
skies, or indoors under incandescent or fluorescent lighting. To a
camera, however, the “whites” produced by these different sources
of light vary in color, some being slightly blue and others yellow or
red. A digital camera can adjust colors according to lighting so that
colors that appear white to the human eye also appear white when
viewed in the final photograph. This adjustment is called “white
balance.”
WHITE BALANCE
A A Auto
1
White
hite Bal Preset
set
Fine
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
loudy
Speedlight
SELECT
MENU O F F
2
A
A
SET
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Choosing a White-Balance Setting
In P, A, M, or CSM modes, white balance can be chosen from the WHITE BALANCE sub-menu. The
following options are available:
Option
Description
A
Auto
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best setting in
most circumstances.
White Bal Preset
White or neutral gray object used as reference to set white balance under
unusual lighting conditions
Fine
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
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White balance set for direct sunlight
Use when taking photographs indoors under incandescent light
Use when taking photographs indoors under fluorescent light
Use when taking photographs under overcast skies
White balance set to match light produced by flash
Fine-Tuning White Balance
At settings other than A (auto) and
(preset), white balance can
be “fine-tuned” by highlighting the desired setting and selecting an
adjustment from a sub-menu. Adjustments can be made in the
range of +3 to –3 or, in the case of (fluorescent), by selecting the
type of bulb from the following sub-menu:
Option
Description
FL1
W (default)
FL2
N
FL3
D
WHITE BALANCE
A Auto
1
Fine
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
loudy
A
Speedlight
A
SELECT
MENU O F F
2
+1
White
hite Bal Pres
0
–1
SET
Raising white-balance gives images a blue, “cold” cast; lowering white balance makes photos appear
“warmer”—that is, slightly yellow or red. After selecting the desired adjustment, press the multi selector
to the right to put your choice into effect.
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Preset White Balance
When
(preset) is selected, the camera will zoom in and the
preset white-balance menu will appear in the monitor.
WHITE BALANCE PRESET
1
2
MENU O F F
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
Cancel
Recalls the most recent value for preset white balance from memory and sets
white balance to this value
Measure
Camera measures white balance, using object displayed in center of monitor as
reference. To use this option, first place white or neutral gray object under
lighting that will be used in final photograph, then aim camera at object and press
multi selector to right (camera will zoom out, but no photograph will be taken).
At settings other than A (auto), the current white-balance setting is indicated by
an icon in the monitor.
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NORMAL
[ 10]
Measuring Light:The Metering Menu
The “metering method” is the method your camera uses to measure light when determining exposure. In P, A, M, and CSM modes,
the METERING menu offers a choice of four metering methods:
METERING
A
1
Matrix
Spot
Center-Weighted
Spot AF Area
2
A
A
MENU OF F
Method
Matrix
Spot
How It Works
SELECT
SET
When to Use It
Exposure calculated by comparing measurements from 256 areas of frame with
Best choice in most circumstances
library of typical compositions, producing
best possible setting for entire frame
Ensures that subject in metering target will
Camera measures light in area in center
be correctly exposed even when back1
of frame occupying roughly /32 of total,
ground very light or very dark. Can be
shown by square in center of monitor
used in combination with AE hold ( 87).
Continued overleaf
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Method
CenterWeighted
How It Works
When to Use It
Classic meter for portraits; preserves
background details while letting lighting
Camera measures light in entire frame but
conditions at center of frame determine
assigns weight of 80% to area in center of
exposure. Selected automatically when
frame occupying roughly 1/4 of total
digital zoom ( 52) is used. Can be used
in combination with AE hold (
87).
Use to link spot metering to currently
selected focus area when manual or auto
Camera measures light in current focus focus-area selection is in effect. EquivaSpot AF Area area only
lent to “Matrix” when focus-area selection (
103) is off; equivalent to “Spot”
when manual focus (
76) is used.
The metering method is shown by icons in the control panel and
monitor. When Spot AF Area is chosen, a spot-metering icon
( ) appears in the control panel.
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NORMAL
[ 10]
Auto-Exposure Hold
Spot or center-weighted metering sets exposure for the subject in the center focus area (shown by the
focus target in the viewfinder) when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. If your subject is not
in the center focus area, exposure will be set for an object in the background, with the result that your
main subject may be over- or under-exposed. Using AE hold, you can meter your main subject and then
adjust the composition before taking the photograph.
1 Set metering to (spot) or (center-weighted)
the subject in the center of the frame and press the
2 Position
29) and exposhutter-release button halfway to lock focus (
sure.
the shutter-release button held halfway, recompose your
3 Keeping
photograph. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the
way down to shoot.
Spot AF Area metering can be used in combination with focus-area selection (
66) to measure
lighting in one of five focus areas, allowing you to meter an off-center subject without using autoexposure hold.
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Making Movies and Taking Photographs in a Sequence:The Continuous Menu
CONTINUOUS
Using the CONTINUOUS menu, you can set the camera to take
A
1
photographs one at a time, shoot multiple photographs in sequence,
or even record short movies.
2
A
A
MENU OF F
Option
Single
Continuous
Multi-Shot 16
Ultra HS
SELECT
SET
Description
Camera records one photograph each time shutter-release button is fully pressed
Camera records photographs at rate of about three photographs every two seconds while shutter-release button is held down. Not available at image-quality
setting of HI (
138).
Camera takes sixteen consecutive “thumbnail” images and combines them into
collage. This option is only available at image-size setting of FULL (
140).
Camera takes series of photographs 640 × 480 pixels in size. Image quality ( 138)
is set to NORMAL, allowing photographs to be taken at approximately two frames
VGA Sequence
per second while shutter-release button is held down.
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Option
Ultra HS
Movie
Description
Camera takes seventy photographs 320 × 240 pixels in size (QVGA) each time
138) is set to NORMAL,
shutter-release button is pressed. Image quality (
allowing photos to be taken at approximately thirty frames per second. Each sequence of photographs is saved in separate folder automatically created by camera.
Folder name is composed of “N_” followed by three-digit number assigned in ascending order by camera.
Camera begins recording movie when shutter-release button is fully pressed. Movie ends after forty seconds, or when next shutter-release button is fully pressed.
Movie is stored in QuickTime format (DOS file extension “.MOV”). Each frame has
image quality of NORMAL and is 320 × 240 pixels in size (QVGA).
At settings other than Single, the flash is set to “Off ” (
(
55).
) and will not fire even when lighting is poor
At settings other than Single and Movie, the focus, exposure, and white-balance settings used for the
first image apply to all other images in the same series.
Settings of Movie and Ultra HS only take effect when the monitor is on. If the monitor is turned off,
the camera will revert to a setting of Single until the monitor is turned on. If the camera is connected
158), video output will be suspended while
to a video device at a video-mode setting of PAL (
recording is in progress. Normal output will resume when recording ends.
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The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage of photos during shooting,
allowing you to take several photographs in succession without waiting for the images to be transferred
to the memory card. The number of images that can be stored in the buffer depends on the quality and
size of the images. When the buffer becomes full, an hourglass icon ( ) will be displayed in the monitor
until enough data have been transferred to the card to allow more photographs to be taken. More
photographs can be taken as soon as enough memory becomes available in the buffer. At settings of
Continuous and VGA Sequence, you can continue to take photographs as long as the shutterrelease button is held down, although the rate at which photographs are taken will drop when the
buffer fills up.
While images are being transferred from the buffer to the memory card for permanent storage, the
green AF lamp next to the viewfinder will blink. Do not remove the memory card from the camera while
the AF lamp is blinking. Doing so could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or the card. Be
sure that the camera is off before you remove the memory card.
When battery power is low, ten is the maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single sequence
at settings of Continuous and VGA Sequence.
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The CONTINUOUS setting is shown by icons in the control panel and monitor.
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Continuous
Single
Ultra HS (exposure-count display
shows number of seventy-exposure
sequences remaining)
Multi-shot 16
VGA sequence
Movie (exposure-count display
shows number of seconds that can
be recorded)
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Getting Sharper Photographs:The BSS Menu
BEST SHOT SELECTOR
“Best-shot selection” (BSS) compensates for camera movement. It
A
1
is most effective in situations in which inadvertent camera moveOff
ment may affect the outcome of the photograph, for example when:
On
2
A
• the camera is zoomed in or you are using a teleconverter lens
A
attachment
SELECT
SET
MENU OF F
• you are using macro close-up
• shutter speed is low
BSS may not produce the desired results with a moving subject or if you change the composition during
shooting.
The options in the BSS sub-menu are:
Option
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Description
Off
BSS off; one photo taken each time shutter-release button is fully pressed
On
Camera shoots photos as long as shutter-release button is held down (maximum
10). These images are then compared and sharpest photo (photo with highest level
of detail) saved to memory card.
When BSS is on, a BSS icon is displayed in the monitor.
BSS
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When photographs are taken with BSS on, the focus, exposure, and white-balance settings used for the
first photograph apply to all images in the same sequence.
The flash is set to “Off ” (
) when BSS is on (
55).
BSS is not available at:
88)
• CONTINUOUS settings other than Single (
• an image-quality setting of HI (
138)
Selecting any of the above options automatically cancels BSS. BSS can not be selected while the above
options are in effect.
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Contrast, Brightness, and Image Type: The Image Adjustment Menu
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT
When you take a photograph, the camera automatically performs image
A A
1
compensation for optimal brightness and contrast before recording
the photograph to the memory card. The image-adjustment sub2
menu gives you control over this image compensation operation,
A
A
allowing you to control not only brightness and contrast, but also to
SELECT
SET
MENU OF F
produce monochrome images. The following options are available:
Option
A
Auto
Normal
More Contrast
Less Contrast
Lighten Image
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Description
Camera adjusts brightness and contrast for optimal results; adjustment performed
differs from image to image (this setting is automatically selected in AUTO mode)
Camera performs same standard brightness and contrast adjustment on all images
(default setting). This setting is recommended for images that will later be retouched on a computer.
Image processed to increase difference between light and dark areas
Image processed to reduce difference between light and dark areas
Increases brightness of mid-tones in image, without affecting detail in highlights or
shadows. This setting can be used on images that will be output on computer
monitor or printer if device tends to produce images that are too dark.
Option
Darken Image
Description
Decreases brightness of mid-tones in image, without affecting detail in highlights or
shadows. This setting can be used on images that will be output on computer
monitor or printer if device tends to produce images that are too bright.
Image converted to black and white. Black-and-white images require same amount
of memory as color images, but show higher level of detail. When this option is in
effect, view through lens shown in monitor is in black and white. White-balance
Black & White
settings (
81) and digital zoom (
52) can not be used while this option is in
effect.
An image-adjustment icon appears in the monitor at settings other than Normal
and Auto.
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Only one image adjustment setting can be used at a time. Selecting a new image-adjustment option
cancels the previous setting.
The effects of adjustments to brightness and contrast are not visible in the monitor.
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Making Edges More Distinct: The Image Sharpening Menu
When you take a photograph, the camera automatically outlines
edges, making the image appear sharper. The image-sharpening submenu gives you control over the amount of sharpening performed.
The following options are available:
IMAGE SHARPENING
A
1
A Auto
2
A
A
MENU OF F
Option
A
Auto
High
Normal
Low
Off
SELECT
SET
Description
Camera sharpens edges for optimal results; adjustment performed differs from image to image
Image processed to increase sharpness, making edges more distinct
Camera performs same standard sharpening on all images
Amount of sharpening reduced below normal level
No sharpening performed
The effects of sharpening are not visible in the monitor.
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High
Normal
Low
Off
A sharpening icon appears in the monitor at settings other than Normal.
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Modifying Sensitivity from a Menu:The ISO Menu
The ISO menu mirrors the sensitivity (ISO equivalency) value set
button in combination with the zoom buttons ( 74).
with the
As with the
button, sensitivity can be set to AUTO, 100, 200, or
400. Choosing a new sensitivity value from the ISO sub-menu
changes the value selected with the
and zoom buttons, while
changing the sensitivity value with the
button changes the value
selected in the ISO sub-menu.
SENSITIVITY
Exposure Options
The exposure options sub-menu provides control over exposure.
EXPOSURE OPTIONS
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AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
EXP. +/–
2
C
MENU OF F
Exposure Mode (CSM)
When the mode dial is set to CSM, you can choose the exposure
mode from the Exposure Mode sub-menu. For more information on exposure mode, see “Choosing a Mode” (
69).
SELECT
SET
EXPOSURE MODE(CSM)
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Exposure Mode
AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
EXP. +/–
2
P
A
M
C
MENU OF F
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SELECT
SET
Taking Multiple Photographs with the Same Exposure: AE Lock
When taking a series of photographs that you will later join into a
single image (for example, when taking shots that will later be joined
to form a panorama or a 360° virtual-reality image), you will need
to use the same exposure, sensitivity, and white-balance settings for
each of the images in the series. This is possible using the AE-lock
menu.
AE LOCK
QUAL.
1
AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
EXP. +/–
2
Off
On
Reset
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
On
First photograph taken after On is selected sets exposure for all subsequent photographs. If white balance is set to A (auto), white balance for first photograph applies
to all other photographs in series. While AE lock is in effect, flash will be set to “Off”
( ).
Off
Restores normal exposure, sensitivity, and white balance
Reset
Clears existing exposure, sensitivity, and white-balance settings. First photograph
taken after this option is selected sets exposure, sensitivity, and auto white balance
for all subsequent photographs.
While AE lock is in effect, AE-L (AE Lock) and WB-L (White-Balance Lock) icons
appear in the monitor. If Reset is chosen or white balance, focus mode, shutter
speed, or aperture adjusted, these icons will turn yellow to indicate that exposure
will be reset with the next shot.
WB-L
AE-L
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Varying Exposure over a Series of Photographs: Auto-Exposure Bracketing
When using exposure compensation (
64), you may be unsure
of the appropriate exposure-compensation value for your subject,
and yet not have time to check the results and change the compensation value after each shot. Auto-exposure bracketing allows you
to vary exposure by 1/3 EV over a series of five photographs without
the need to adjust exposure compensation manually.
Option
AUTO BRACKETING
QUAL.
1
AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
EXP. +/–
2
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Description
Off
Restores normal auto exposure
On
Camera varies shutter speed to modify exposure in order +2/3 EV, +1/3 EV, ±0 EV,
–1/3 EV, –2/3 EV with each photograph taken after On is selected. Values are added
to normal exposure-compensation value.
While bracketing is in effect, the exposure modification appears with
a BKT icon in the monitor, and the icon in the control panel
flashes.
+0.7
0.7
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Off
On
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At settings of Continuous and VGA Sequence (
photographs has been taken.
88), shooting pauses after each series of five
56), the flash setting for the first photograph in each sequence of
When the flash is set to “Auto” (
five photographs applies to the remaining four. If the flash is used for the first photograph, it will be used
for the next four; if it is not used for the first photograph, it will not be used for the next four.
74), the sensitivity value used for the first photograph in each series of
If sensitivity is set to AUTO (
five photographs applies to the remaining four.
Auto-exposure bracketing starts over from +2/3 EV when changes are made to any of the following:
• the flash setting (
55)
• sensitivity (
74)
64)
• exposure compensation (
Auto-exposure bracketing can not be used in combination with:
88)
• CONTINUOUS settings of Multi-Shot 16, Ultra HS, or Movie (
• best-shot selection (
92)
• the AE Lock option in the EXPOSURE OPTIONS sub-menu (
99)
Choosing any of the above options cancels auto-exposure bracketing.
Auto-exposure bracketing can also be cancelled by:
• selecting Off from the Auto Bracketing sub-menu
• turning the camera off
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Modifying Exposure Compensation from a Menu: Exp. +/–
The Exp. +/– item in the EXPOSURE OPTIONS menu mirrors the
exposure-compensation value set with the
button and multi
64). As with the
button, exposure compensation
selector (
can be set to values between +2.0 EV and –2.0 EV in increments of
1
/3 EV. Choosing a new exposure compensation value from the
button,
Exp. +/– sub-menu changes the value selected with the
while changing exposure compensation with the
button changes
the value selected in the Exp. +/– sub-menu.
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EXP. +/–
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AE Lock
Auto Bracketing
EXP. +/–
2
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Focus Options
The focus options sub-menu provides control over focus settings.
FOCUS OPTIONS
QUAL.
1
AF Area Mode
Auto-Focus Mode
Focus Confirmation
2
C
MENU OF F
Focus-Area Selection: AF Area Mode
This setting determines how the camera will choose the focus area
in P•A•M or CSM modes. The following options take effect while
the monitor is on (when the monitor is off, AF-area mode is automatically set to Off):
SELECT
SET
AF AREA MODE
QUAL.
1
AF Area Mode
Auto
Auto-Focus Mode Manual
Focus Confirmatio Off
2
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
Auto
Camera automatically selects focus area containing subject closest to camera. Active focus area displayed in red when shutter-release button pressed halfway. This
setting is useful when you have little time to compose photographs.
Manual
User selects focus area manually ( 66). This option can be used in place of focus
lock when subject is not at center of final composition.
Off
Center focus area (shown by focus target in viewfinder) is used. No focus areas
appear in monitor. This option can be used in combination with focus lock to focus
on off-center subject (
29).
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Autofocus Mode
In P•A•M and CSM modes, you can choose the autofocus mode
used when the monitor is on (when the monitor is off, single
autofocus is used, regardless of the setting in the autofocus mode
sub-menu). See “Beyond Point and Shoot: Focusing Near and Far”
for more information on autofocus (
58).
AUTO-FOCUS MODE
QUAL.
1
2
C
AF Area Mode
Auto-Focus Mode
Focus CoContinuous AF
Single AF
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
Continuous
AF
Camera adjusts focus continuously; focus is locked when shutter-release button is
pressed halfway and remains locked as long as shutter-release button is held in this
position (
29)
Single AF
Camera focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway; focus is locked as
long as shutter-release button is held in this position. Choose this option to save
batteries.
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Focus Confirmation
Use focus confirmation when you want to know exactly what areas
of the frame will be in focus before you take the final photograph.
Focus confirmation affects only the view through the lens shown in
the monitor; no indicators of focus appear in the final photograph.
FOCUS CONFIRMATION
QUAL.
1
2
C
AF Area Mode
Auto-Focus Mode
MF
Focus Confirmation On
Off
MENU OF F
Option
SELECT
SET
Description
MF
Objects that are in focus will be sharply outlined in monitor when manual focus is
(Manual Focus) used (
76)
ON
Objects that are in focus will be sharply outlined in monitor in all focus modes
OFF
No indication of focus is given
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Settings for Optional Lens Converters
When the UR-E2 step down ring lens adapter (available separately)
is attached to the camera lens, optional lens converters for wideangle, telephoto, and fisheye photography can be used with the
COOLPIX 880. An adapter for taking photographs of film positives
is also available. Each of these converters is adapted to a particular
combination of settings, including focus mode, zoom position, and
metering method. Using the lens sub-menu, you can select combinations of settings suited to particular lens converters.
2
A
A
MENU OF F
Slide Copy Adptr
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
Normal
No modifications are made to settings. Use this option when no lens converter is attached.
Wide Adapter
(for WC-E24 and
WC-E63 wideangle
converters)
Telefoto1
(for TC-E2 2×
telephoto converter)
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LENS
A
1
• Camera zooms out to widest angle (
• Flash disabled (
55)
52)
• Camera zooms in to maximum optical-zoom position (
52)
• Optical zoom (
52) adjustable between maximum position (24 mm)
and third step in monitor zoom display (14 mm)
• Flash disabled (
55)
Option
Telefoto2
(for TC-E3ED 3×
telephoto converter)
Fisheye1
(for FC-E8
fisheye converter)
Fisheye2
(for FC-E8
fisheye converter)
Slide Copy Adptr
(for ES-E28
slide-copying adapter)
Description
• Zoom fixed at maximum optical zoom position (
• Flash disabled (
55)
•
•
•
•
•
52)
Zoom fixed at maximum optical zoom position (
52)
58)
Focus fixed at infinity (
Metering method fixed at center-weighted (
85)
Flash disabled (
55)
Four corners of frame blacked out to create circular frame
• Zoom fixed at maximum optical zoom position (
• Flash disabled (
55)
• Image fills entire frame
52)
• Optical zoom (
52) adjustable between maximum position (24 mm)
and third step in monitor zoom display (14 mm)
• Focus mode fixed at macro close-up (
58)
• Flash disabled (
55)
For details of use and handling, refer to the documentation provided with your lens converter.
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A lens converter icon appears in the monitor at settings other than Normal.
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Restoring Default Shooting Settings: The Reset Menus
In P, A, M and CSM modes, a reset option is available to restore
settings in the P•A•M and CSM SHOOTING menus to their default values. Only settings in the selected menu are affected; the
reset option in the P•A•M menu clears shooting settings for P, A,
and M modes but has no effect on CSM settings, while the reset
option in the CSM menu clears settings in the CSM SHOOTING
menu without changing settings in the P•A•M menu.
CLEAR SETTING
QUAL.
1
Do you want to clear
P • A • M settings?
2
No
Reset
C
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
To reset shooting options in either the P•A•M or CSM menus, select C (clear settings) from the menu
for the appropriate mode. Both menus contain the following options:
Option
No
Reset
Description
Exit menu leaving settings unchanged
Restore settings to default values
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Choosing Reset in the P•A•M or CSM menus restores the following options to their default values:
Setting
Default
Setting
Default
White Balance
Auto
P
Metering
Matrix
Exposure Mode
(CSM only)
Continuous
Single
AE Lock
Off
BSS
Off
Auto Bracketing
Off
Lens
Normal
Exp. +/–
±0
Image Adjustment
Normal
AF Area Mode
Auto
Image Sharpening
Auto
Autofocus Mode
Continuous AF
Sensitivity
Auto
Focus Confirm
MF
Settings common to all modes (image quality and size and the folder selected for recording or playback)
are not affected. To reset settings for all modes to their default values, select Reset All from the
160). All the settings listed above for both P•A•M and CSM will be reset, as
SETUP-mode menu (
will folder settings, image quality, image size, and other settings in the SET-UP mode menu.
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Playing Images Back
Playback Mode
This chapter details the operations that can be performed when the mode dial is set to . These
include:
• playback of photographs stored on the memory card, either singly or in “contact sheets” of nine or
four thumbnail images
• display of detailed photo information
• zooming in on images to view fine details
• deleting individual photographs
The above operations can be performed using the buttons on the back of the camera. In addition, the
following operations can be performed from the playback menu:
• deleting multiple photographs
• “slide shows,” or automated sequential display of the photographs in memory
• protecting photographs from deletion
• hiding photographs
• creating electronic print orders in Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
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Basic Playback
When the mode dial is turned to , the camera enters playback
mode with the most recent photograph displayed in the monitor.
This section covers the operations that can be performed in playback mode using the buttons on the rear of the camera.
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Only photographs in the current folder are displayed. If there are no photographs in the current folder,
the message “CARD CONTAINS NO IMAGE DATA” will be displayed in the monitor. To select
another folder for playback, or to view photographs in all folders, use the Folders item in the playback
menu.
In single-image playback, photographs are displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from
memory. This makes it possible to scroll rapidly through the photographs in memory without waiting
for each image to be displayed at full resolution.
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Selecting a folder for playback
Single-Image Playback
Selecting a Photograph
Use the multi selector to page through the photographs in memory one at a time.
Operation
Function
View photograph recorded before current photograph
Press up or left
View photograph recorded after current photograph
Press down or right
To scroll quickly to a particular frame number without viewing intervening photos, press and hold the
multi selector in one of the four directions. The photograph displayed will not change, but the frame
number at the bottom right corner of the monitor will increase or decrease rapidly. Release the
selector when the desired frame number is reached.
The first and last photographs in memory are linked. Pressing the multi selector up or to the left while
the first photo in memory is displayed takes you to the last photo. Pressing the multi selector down or
to the right while the last photo is displayed takes you to the first photo.
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Viewing Photo Information
(
)
Photo information is superimposed on photographs displayed in single-image playback. There is a total
of five pages of information for each photo. Press the
(
) button to cycle through photo
information as follows: Page 1 ⇒ Page 2 ⇒ Page 3 ⇒ Page 4 ⇒ Page 5 ⇒ Page 1.
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Date of recording
Time of recording
Image size
Image quality
Folder
File number and type
Print-order icon
Protect icon
Frame number/total number of
frames visible in current folder
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CAMERA
FIRM VER
METERING
MODE
SHUTTER
APERTURE
EXP +/–
FOCAL LENGTH
FOCUS
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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: E990
: E990 V1.0
: MATRIX
:P
: 1/60
: F2.7
: 0.0
: 8.2mm
: AF
Camera type
Firmware version
Metering method
Exposure mode
Shutter speed
Aperture
Exposure compensation
Focal length
Focus mode or manual focus distance
SPEED LIGHT
IMG ADJUST
SENSITIVITY
WHITEBAL
SHARPNESS
DIGITAL TELE
CONVERTER
FILE SIZE
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
: OFF
: AUTO
: 100
: AUTO
: AUTO
: X1.0
: OFF
: 673KB
Flash status
Image adjustment
Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
White balance
Sharpening
Digital zoom
Lens-converter status
File size (kilobytes)
Page 4 (histogram)
3
1
4
5
6
7
8
2
1 Thumbnail preview (flashing
border marks image highlights,
or brightest areas of image)
2 Histogram (shows distribution
of tones in image: horizontal axis
gives pixel brightness, with dark
tones to left and bright tones
to right, while vertical axis
shows number of pixels of each
brightness in image)
3
4
5
6
7
8
File number and type
Metering method
Shutter speed
Aperture
Exposure compensation
Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
Page 5 (focus confirmation)
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4 F2.7
5 AF
6
1
2
3
4
5
File number and type
Focal length
Aperture
Shutter speed
Focus mode or manual focusdistance
6 Focus confirmation (portions of
image in focus sharply outlined;
active focus area shown in red)
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Zoom
( )
Use the ( ) button to zoom in on photographs displayed in
single-image playback.
× 2.0
SCROLL
SCR
OLL
Operation
(
)
Press
Press
Press up, left, down, or right
ZOOM
Function
Zoom photograph in. Zoom increases each time button is pressed,
to maximum of 4.0×. While image is zoomed in, indicator and
zoom factor are displayed in monitor.
Cancel zoom
Scroll to another area of image
To use the multi selector to view other photographs in memory, first cancel zoom by pressing the
button.
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Movie Playback
(
)
In single-image playback, movie files are indicated by a
icon in
the lower left corner of the display. Movie playback is controlled by
(
) button.
the
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Press up or left
Press down, or right
Start movie. While movie is in progress, press to pause movie; press
again to resume movie playback.
While movie is in progress: end playback and display previous photo
While movie is paused: go back one frame
While movie is in progress: end playback and display next photo
While movie is paused: go forward one frame
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Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
(
)
The thumbnail menu can be used to select photographs or movies
for viewing.
Operation
(
)
Press
Press up, left, down, or right
( )
Press
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Function
Press once to display nine thumbnail images, or twice to display four
thumbnail images. Press again to view highlighted thumbnail at full
size.
Highlight thumbnail (press up/left when first thumbnail highlighted to
view last page of thumbnails, down/right when last thumbnail highlighted to view first page of thumbnails)
Select highlighted thumbnail for deletion
Deleting Individual Photographs ( )
To delete the photograph or movie currently on display in single-image playback, or to delete the
currently selected thumbnail, press the ( ) button.
Full-screen
review
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)
DELETE
1 ERASE IMAGES
YES OR NO
No
Yes
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Delete dialog is displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to
right to select.
• Select Yes to delete photograph
• Select No to save photograph and return
to shooting mode
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The Playback Menu
The playback menu contains options for deleting images, folders, and print-order files, for protecting
images from deletion or hiding images during playback, and for playing photographs back one after the
other in automatic “slide shows.” You can also create digital “print orders” for printing photographs on
a device compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), and set the length of time before the
monitor turns off automatically in playback mode.
To display the playback menu:
1
Select
2
Press
PLAY BACK MENU
Delete
Folders
Slide Show
Protect
Hide Image
Print Set
30S Auto Off
SELECT
MENU OF F
1
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Using the menus
SET
The playback menu contains the following options:
Playback Menu
PLAY BACK MENU
Delete
Folders
Slide Show
Protect
Hide Image
Print Set
30S Auto Off
SELECT
MENU OF F
PROTECT
Protect
Protect images from deletion
1
SET
DELETE
Delete
Delete all or selected photos; delete folders and print orders
1
SELECT
MENU OF F
SET
FOLDER
1
Options
All Folders
NOV
SHOW
SELECT
MENU OF F
SET
SLIDE SHOW
Pause
MENU OF F
➞
SELECT
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SET
SET
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127
SET
Hide Image
Hide images during playback
DONE
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Print Set
Create digital print-order files
DONE
PLAY BACK MENU
Delete
Folders
As REC mode
Slide Show
Protect 3 0 S
1M
Hide Image
Print Set 5 M
30S Auto Off 3 0 M
SELECT
SET
MENU OF F
1
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DONE
PRINT
Folders
Select folder from which photos
will be played back; create, rename,
and delete folders
Slide Show
Automated playback of photos in
current folder
Start
Frame Intvl
1
SET
HIDE IMAGE
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Auto Off
Set time limit before monitor turns
off automatically in playback mode
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Deleting Photographs:The Delete Menu
Using the Delete option in the playback menu, you can:
• delete selected photographs
• delete all photographs
• delete folders
• delete print-order files created with the Print Set option
Note that, once deleted, photographs can not be recovered. Be
sure to back up any photographs you want to keep.
DELETE
1
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Deleting Selected Photographs
To delete selected photographs, choose Selected Images from the Delete sub-menu.
1
Highlight
Selected Images
2
Press to right to
display menu of
thumbnail images
ERASE SELECTED IMAGE
DELETE
3
Press to left or
right to highlight
desired thumbnail
ERASE SELECTED IMAGE
1
MENU OF F
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SET
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SET
DONE
SET
DONE
4
Press up or down to select image for deletion (selected images marked by
icon). Repeat
steps 3 and 4 to select more images for deletion. To deselect thumbnail, highlight and press multi
selector up or down.
ERASE SELECTED IMAGE
SET
5
DONE
Press
DELETE
1 ERASE IMAGES
YES OR NO
Confirmation dialog displayed:
• Select Yes to delete all selected images
• Select No to return to playback menu without deleting images
No
Yes
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Photos hidden with the Hide Image option are not displayed in the thumbnail menu and can not be
deleted. Thumbnails marked with a
icon are protected and can not be selected for deletion.
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Deleting All Photographs
To delete all photographs on the memory card:
1
Highlight
All Images
2
Press to right
ERASE ALL IMAGES
DELETE
1
Erasing all images
(
Excluded)
No
Yes
MENU OF F
SELECT
MENU OF F
SET
SELECT
SET
Confirmation dialog displayed:
• Select Yes to delete all images on memory
card (images that are hidden or protected
will not be deleted)
• Select No to return to playback menu without deleting images
Deleting Folders
To delete a folder and all images it contains:
1
Highlight Folder
2
Press to right to
display list of folders
MENU OF F
1
SELECT
Highlight folder
name
ERASE FOLDER
DELETE
1
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3
SET
MENU OF F
ERASE FOLDER
1
NOV
SHOW
SELECT
SET
MENU OF F
NOV
SHOW
SELECT
SET
4
Press to right
Confirmation dialog displayed:
• Select Yes to delete selected folder
• Select No to return to playback menu without deleting folder
DELETE
NOV
Deleting folder ?
No
Yes
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Folder NIKON can not be selected for deletion.
If the selected folder contains hidden or protected images, the folder will not be deleted. Any images it
contains that are neither hidden nor protected will, however, be deleted.
Each series of seventy photographs taken at a setting of Ultra HS is stored in a separate folder with a
name consisting of “N_” followed by a three-digit number assigned by the camera. The Delete Folder
item can be used to delete the entire series at once.
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Selecting a Folder for Playback:The Folders Menu
The Folders item in the playback menu can be used to select images in all folders for playback, or images in a selected folder.
FOLDER
1
Options
All Folders
NOV
SHOW
MENU OF F
1
Highlight desired folder. To view images in all folders, select All Folders.
NOV Most recent photograph
0005.JPG
in selected folder is displayed
Options
All Folders
NOV
SHOW
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
SET
Press to right
2000.04.25
14:20
FOLDER
1
2
SELECT
NORMAL
[
5/5]
Each series of seventy photographs taken at a setting of Ultra HS is stored in a separate folder with a
name consisting of “N_” followed by a three-digit number assigned by the camera. To view photographs
taken at this setting, select the appropriate folder from the Folders menu.
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Folder options
Automated Playback:The Slide-Show Menu
The slide-show option in the playback menu allows unattended sequential playback. All images in the current folder that have not
been hidden using Hide Image will be played back one after the
other, with a pause between each image.
SLIDE SHOW
Start
Frame Intvl
1
Pause
MENU OF F
➞
SELECT
SET
Starting a Slide Show
1
Highlight Start
Start
Frame Intvl
Pause
MENU OF F
➞
SELECT
Press to right
Photographs displayed one-by-one in order
recorded, starting from oldest photo. Photos hidden using Hide Image option will not
be displayed.
SLIDE SHOW
1
2
SET
Any movies in the slide show will be played back as still images showing the movie’s first frame.
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The following operations can be performed while a slide show is in progress:
Operation
Press
Press
Function
Pause slide show
End slide show and return to single-image playback
Restarting a Slide Show
Once the slide show comes to an end, or while the slide show is
paused, the dialog shown at right will be displayed. Select Restart
to restart, or Frame Intvl to change the length of time each image
is displayed. Press the MENU button to end the slide show and
return to single-image playback.
PAUSE
1
Restart
Frame Intvl
SELECT
MENU OF F
SET
If no operations are performed during the slide show, the monitor will turn off after thirty minutes.
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Changing the Display Interval
When Frame Intvl is selected, either from the slide-show submenu or the pause screen, a menu of interval settings appears. To
change the length of time each image is displayed, highlight the desired setting and press the multi selector to the right.
FRAME INTVL
1
5
MENU OF F
s
SELECT
SET
Owing to differences in the file size of the images in the slide show and the speed at which they can be
read from the memory card, the actual interval may differ from the value shown in the interval menu.
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Safeguarding Valuable Images:The Protect Menu
The Protect option in the playback menu is used to protect images from accidental deletion. Protected files can not be deleted in
single-image playback or from the Delete sub-menu. Note that
even protected files will be deleted when the memory card is formatted.
1
Press to left or
right to highlight
desired thumbnail
Press up or down
to select image for
protection
DONE
SET
3
DONE
Press to complete
operation
DONE
Selected images are marked
by
icon. Repeat steps 1
and 2 to select more images.
To deselect, highlight and
press multi selector up or
down.
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SET
PROTECT
PROTECT
SET
2
PROTECT
To exit without changing protect status of images, press
MENU button
Hiding Images During Playback:The Hide-Image Menu
When creating a slide show or showing photographs to an audience, you may want to use the Hide Image option to hide some
of the photographs in the current folder. Hidden images are only
visible in the Hide Image menu. They can not be deleted in singleimage playback or from the Delete sub-menu.
1
Press to left or
right to highlight
desired thumbnail
HIDE IMAGE
SET
2
Press up or down
to select image to
be hidden
HIDE IMAGE
SET
3
DONE
Press to complete
operation
HIDE IMAGE
DONE
SET
DONE
Selected images are marked
by
icon. Repeat steps 1
and 2 to select more images.
To deselect, highlight and
press multi selector up or
down.
To exit without changing hidden status of images, press
MENU button
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Preparing Photographs for Printing: The Print-Set Menu
The Print Set option in the playback menu is used to create digital
“print orders” that specify the photographs to be printed, the number of prints, and the information to be included with each print.
This information is stored on the memory card in Digital Print Order Format (DPOF). The card can then be removed from the camera and inserted in a DPOF-compatible device—whether your personal photo printer or a photofinisher’s print system—and the selected images printed directly from the card.
1
Press to left or right to highlight desired thumbnail
SET
DONE
Press up to select image for printing.
Selected images are marked by
icon.
PRINT
PRINT
SET
2
PRINT
DONE
SET
DONE
To delete print-order files when they are no longer needed, select Print Set from the Delete submenu.
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3
Use multi selector to change number of prints. Press up to increase (maximum of 9), down to
decrease. To deselect, press multi selector down when number of prints is 1. Repeat steps 1–3
to select more images.
PRINT
SET
4
DONE
Press
PRINT SET
Info
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
Menu of print options displayed
• To print shutter speed and aperture on all selected photographs, highlight Info
and press multi selector to right to check item
• To print date of recording on all selected photographs, highlight Date and press
multi selector to right to check item
• To deselect checked options, highlight and press multi selector to right
• To complete print order and return to playback, highlight Done and press multi
selector to right. To exit without altering print order, press MENU button.
Only one print-order file can be stored on a single memory card.
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Camera Setup
The Setup Menu
This chapter details the options available in the SETUP-mode menu, where you make changes to basic
camera settings, and perform such tasks as formatting memory cards. The SET-UP menu can also be
used to set image quality and size and choose a folder for storing images and for playback. Some of the
options in the setup menu can also be accessed from the P•A•M, CSM, and playback menus.
The SET-UP menu is displayed automatically when the mode dial is
turned to SETUP.
SET-UP1
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
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Using the menus
SET
The setup menu contains two pages of options:
Setup Menu, Page 1
SET-UP1
Image Quality
MONITOR OPTIONS
Image Quality
1 Image Size
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
Folders
Monitor Options
Display Mode
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers Brightness
CF Card FormatHue
SET
IMAGE QUALITY
Image Quality
HI
1 Image Size
FINE
NORMAL
Folders
BASIC
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
SET
IMAGE SIZE
Image Quality
1 Image Size
FULL
Folders
XGA
Monitor Options
VGA
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
SET
FOLDERS
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Options
Folders
Monitor Options N I K O N
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
SET
SELECT
Image Quality
Choose image-quality setting for all
modes
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Image Size
Choose image size for all modes
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Folders
Select folder for storing images or
for playback; create, rename, and delete folders
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SET
AUTO OFF
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
30S
1M
5M
30M
SET
SEQ. NUMBERS
SELECT
On
Off
Reset
SET
CF CARD FORMAT
1
2
WARNING!
All images will
be deleted!
No
Format
SELECT
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Auto Off
Set time limit before monitor turns
off automatically in shooting mode
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Seq. Numbers
Control automatic file naming
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
Monitor Options
Turn review and preview on or off;
adjust monitor brightness and hue
SET
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CF Card Format
Format memory cards for use in
COOLPIX 880
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Setup Menu, Page 2
SET-UP2
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
MENU PAGE1
SET
CONTROLS
1
Controls
Specify what settings are restored
when camera turned on
save
save
save
Digital Zoom
Done
2
BK
SELECT
PIC DATA/CONFIRM
Pic Data/Confirm
Save photo information in text format; control visual shutter-release
confirmation
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Shot Confirm
Date
Video Modeinfo.txt
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
Y
M
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SET
DATE
1
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SET
D
Date
Set date and time
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
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NTSC
PAL
SET
SET
DISTANCE UNITS
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
158
Video Mode
Choose standard used for video
output from NTSC and PAL
158
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
MENU PAGE1
Language
Choose language for menus and
messages
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Distance Units
Choose units used for manual focus from meters and feet
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
m
ft
SET
159
Reset All
Reset menu settings for all modes
to default values
Controls
00: 00
SET
SELECT
D
E
F
J
1 Pic data/Confirm
2000 . 00 . 00
SELECT
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SET-UP2
2
VIDEO MODE
LANGUAGE
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
SET
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Controlling the (File) Size of Photographs: Image Quality and Size
Image quality and size together determine the file size of photographs taken with the camera. This in
turn determines how many photographs can be stored on a single memory card. The number of
images that can be stored on 8 MB, 16 MB, 64 MB, and 96 MB cards at different combinations of image
quality and size is illustrated in the following table:
Size
FULL
XGA
VGA
Quality
8MB
HI
0
1
6
10
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
FINE
5
10
40
61
19
40
159
239
48
100
392
588
NORMAL
10
20
81
121
38
79
311
446
91
187
734
1101
BASIC
19
40
159
239
73
151
590
885
161
333 1302 1952
16MB 64MB 96MB
8MB
16MB 64MB 96MB
8MB
16MB 64MB 96MB
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The Image-Quality Menu
To reduce memory requirements, images are compressed using JPEG
compression. JPEG compression analyzes images in blocks of 8 × 8
pixels and selectively reduces detail within each block. At higher
compression ratios the block pattern becomes more visible and
there may be noticeable loss of detail. The actual effect depends on
the size of the image when reproduced on a monitor or printer and
on the type of subject.
IMAGE QUALITY
Image Quality
HI
FINE
NORMAL
Folders
BASIC
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
1 Image Size
SELECT
SET
You can control the amount of compression using the image-quality sub-menu. Image-quality settings
can be accessed from the SETUP-mode menu and the Image Size & Quality sub-menu in the
P•A•M and CSM SHOOTING menus (
78). Changes to image quality in any of these menus apply
to all modes. Note, however, that an image-quality setting of HI becomes FINE in AUTO and SCENE
modes, reverting to HI when the mode dial is turned to P, A, M, or CSM.
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The following image-quality settings are available:
Option
File Format
Description
HI
TIFF
No compression, maximum quality
FINE
JPEG
File size reduced to roughly 1/4 of original
NORMAL
JPEG
File size reduced to roughly 1/8 of original
BASIC
JPEG
File size reduced to roughly 1/16 of original
While a setting of NORMAL represents the best trade-off between file size and image quality in most
cases, a setting of BASIC can be used to save memory or create smaller files suitable for electronic
distribution. Settings of HI or FINE are suitable for photographs that will be enlarged or printed at
high resolution.
The current image-quality setting is displayed in the control panel
and monitor.
P 1/60 F2.8
NORMAL
[ 10]
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The Image Size Menu
The image-size menu controls the physical dimensions of the image,
measured in pixels. Image size can be adjusted from the SETUPmode menu and the Image Size & Quality sub-menu in the
P•A•M and CSM SHOOTING menus (
78). Changes to image
size in any of these menus apply to all modes.
IMAGE SIZE
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
The following image sizes are available:
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Option
Size (Pixels)
Notes
FULL
2048 × 1536
XGA
1024 × 768
Not available at image quality of HI
VGA
640 × 480
Not available at image quality of HI
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Choosing an image size for printing
—
FULL
XGA
VGA
SET
At settings of XGA and VGA, the current image size is displayed in
the monitor and the image-quality indicator in the control panel
flashes.
2.8
P 1/60 F2.8
VGA
NORMAL
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Organizing Your Photographs:The Folders Menu
By default, photographs are stored on the memory card in a folder
labeled NIKON. To make it easier to locate photographs during
playback, you can create additional folders and organize photographs
by theme. The Folders sub-menu is used to create, rename, and
delete folders, and to select the folder in which subsequent photographs will be stored or from which photographs are played back.
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FOLDERS
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Options
Folders
Monitor Options N I K O N
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
SET
The camera file system conforms to the Design Rule for Camera File Systems (DCF). Under this
system, folder names consist of a three-digit folder number followed by the folder name (e.g.,
“100NIKON”). Each folder can hold a maximum of 200 images (it may hold less, depending on the size
of the memory card and other factors). Should a folder fill up, another folder will automatically be
created with the same name but a different folder number (e.g., “101NIKON”). For most purposes, the
folder number can be ignored—when viewed from the camera, folders with the same name but different folder numbers are the same folder. For example, the camera shows the folders “100NIKON” and
“101NIKON” as the single folder “NIKON” with no folder number. When the memory card is viewed
on a computer, however, folders with the same name but different folder numbers will be treated as
separate folders (see the Nikon View Reference Manual for details). If you have trouble locating a photo
on a computer, you can play it back on the camera, where the folder number and name are shown in
the photo-information display.
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Creating, Renaming, and Deleting Folders:The Folder Options Menu
The folder options menu can be used to create, rename, or delete
1
folders.
OPTIONS
New
Rename
2
Delete
SELECT
SET
Creating New Folders
1
Highlight New
2
Press to right
OPTIONS
1
Rename
NEW
L
M
N
2
I
K
O
N
N
I
K
O
N
2
O
P
SET
G
H
1
2
Delete
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Press to left or
right to highlight
letter
NEW
1
New
SELECT
3
J
K
SELECT
SET
SELECT
SET
4
Press up or down to edit selected letter
5
NEW
Y
Z
1
N
NEW
H
I
1
N
J
K
O
N
2
K
L
SELECT
SET
Folder name can include
uppercase letters (“A”–
“Z”), numbers, and spaces.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to
create new five-letter
folder name.
O
V
2
0
1
SELECT
SET
Highlight last letter and press multi selector to
right to create new folder. Press MENU button
to exit without creating folder.
Until a different folder is selected from the Folders menu, all subsequent photographs will be stored in
the new folder.
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Renaming Existing Folders
1
Highlight Rename
2
Press to right to display list of folders
RENAME
OPTIONS
1
1
New
NOV
SHOW
Rename
2
2
Delete
SELECT
3
SELECT
SET
Highlight folder name
4
Press to right
RENAME
1
SET
Edit name as described in
steps 3–5 of “Creating
New Folders” on preceding pages
RENAME
1
NOV
SHOW
Q
R
S
2
H
O
W
2
T
U
SELECT
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SET
SELECT
SET
Deleting Folders
1
Highlight Delete
2
Press to right to display list of folders
ERASE FOLDER
OPTIONS
1
1
New
NOV
SHOW
Rename
2
2
Delete
SELECT
3
SET
Highlight folder name (folder NIKON
not available for deletion)
1
MENU OF F
4
SET
Press to right
ERASE FOLDER
DELETE
NOV
SHOW
NOV
Deleting folder ?
2
MENU OF F
SELECT
• Select Yes to delete selected folder
• Select No to return to
playback menu without
deleting folder
No
Yes
SELECT
SET
MENU OF F
SELECT
SET
If the selected folder contains hidden or protected images, the folder will not be deleted. Any images it
contains that are neither hidden nor protected will, however, be deleted.
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Choosing a Folder
Once additional folders have been created, you can select the folder that will be used for playback or to
store photographs in all modes. The folder can be chosen using the Folders item in the playback menu
or from the Folders sub-menu in SETUP, P, A, M, and CSM modes. Until a new folder is selected, all
subsequent images will be stored in this folder, which will also be used for playback.
1
Highlight folder name
2
Press to right
Folder name shown in
monitor (no folder name
displayed when NIKON is
selected)
FOLDERS
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Options
Folders
Monitor Options NIKON
NOV
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
2 Auto Off
SELECT
SET
F2.8
Each series of seventy photographs taken at a setting of Ultra HS is stored in a separate folder with a
name consisting of “N_” followed by a three-digit number assigned by the camera. The Folders menu
can be used to select the folder for playback or to delete the entire folder and all images it contains.
Note, however, that such folders can not be used to store photographs taken after the folder was
created.
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Monitor Options
The Monitor Options sub-menu is used to specify when the monitor will turn on automatically and to set monitor brightness and hue
(tone).
MONITOR OPTIONS
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
Display Mode
Seq. Numbers Brightness
CF Card FormatHue
2 Auto Off
SELECT
Controlling the Monitor:The Display Mode Menu
This option is used to specify the conditions under which the monitor will turn on automatically, and to specify whether or not photographs are displayed in the monitor after shooting.
SET
DISPLAY MODE
1
2
Monitor On
Review Only
Preview Only
Monitor Off
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
Monitor On
Monitor turns on at start-up; photographs are displayed in monitor after shooting
Review Only
Monitor turns on only to display photographs immediately after shooting. Choose
this option to save batteries.
Preview
Only
Monitor turns on at start-up, but photographs are not displayed in monitor after
shooting
Monitor Off
Monitor remains off at all times. This option is the most effective for saving batteries.
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Adjusting Monitor Brightness:The Brightness Menu
This option controls monitor brightness. Press the multi selector up
or down to increase or decrease the brightness of the monitor by
moving the arrow at the right side of the display up or down. Once
you have adjusted brightness to your satisfaction, press the multi
selector to the right to put the change into effect.
Adjusting Monitor Tone:The Hue Menu
This option controls the hue (tone) of the monitor. Press the multi
selector up or down to alter the hue by moving the arrow at the
right side of the display up or down. Once you have adjusted hue to
your satisfaction, press the multi selector to the right to put the
change into effect.
BRIGHTNESS
1
2
SELECT
SET
HUE
1
2
SELECT
SET
Increasing monitor brightness also increases the brightness of images output on a television set when
the camera is connected to a television or VCR. Under normal viewing conditions, this may make the
image on the television slightly too bright.
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The Auto Off Menu
When operated on battery power, the camera enters sleep mode if
no operations are performed for thirty seconds (three minutes when
menus are displayed). The time limit for sleep mode can be chosen
from the Auto Off menu.
Changes to the time limit for recording modes (AUTO, SCENE, P, A,
M, and CSM modes) are made from the setup-mode menu. The
time limit for playback is independent of the time limit for recording
mode, and is set by choosing Auto Off from the playback menu. To
set the time limit for playback to the value used in recording mode,
select As REC mode from the playback Auto Off menu.
AUTO OFF
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
30S
1M
5M
30M
SELECT
SET
Setup mode
PLAY BACK MENU
Delete
Folders
As REC mode
Slide Show
Protect 3 0 S
1M
Hide Image
Print Set 5 M
30S Auto Off 3 0 M
SELECT
SET
MENU OF F
1
Playback mode
When powered by a six-volt lithium battery (2CR5/DL245), the camera may become hot if left on for
an extended period. We recommend that you set Auto Off to five minutes or less when using a 2CR5
(DL245) lithium battery.
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In sleep mode, all camera functions are deactivated and the camera itself is effectively off, consuming
almost no power. The camera can be reactivated by pressing the MONITOR or MENU button or by
pressing the shutter-release button halfway.
While the camera is being powered by the EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately),
the camera will remain on for thirty minutes if no operations are performed, regardless of the setting in
the Auto Off menu. If the camera is connected to a television set, video output will continue indefinitely after the monitor has turned off.
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File Numbering:The Seq. Numbers Menu
The photographs and movies your camera creates are stored as
image files. Each file is assigned a name consisting of “DSCN” followed by a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera.
Although all photographs in any given folder will have different names,
photographs in different folders may share the same name, causing
confusion when the files are copied to a computer. This can be
prevented using the options in the Seq. Numbers menu.
SEQ. NUMBERS
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
On
Off
Reset
SET
Option
Description
On
When new folder is created, numbering continues from last number used. All files
will have unique names.
Off
When new folder is created, numbering begins from 0001. Files in different folders
may have the same name.
Reset
Resets sequential numbering to lowest number available on card
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Formatting Memory Cards: CF Card Format
To format memory cards for use in the COOLPIX 880, select CF
Card Format from the setup-mode menu or the SHOOTING
menu for P•A•M and CSM modes.
To format a memory card:
CF CARD FORMAT
1
2
WARNING!
All images will
be deleted!
No
Format
SELECT
1
Highlight CF
Card Format
2
Press
SET-UP1
CF CARD FORMAT
Image Quality
1 Image Size
Folders
Monitor Options
2 Auto Off
Seq. Numbers
CF Card Format
SELECT
MENU PAGE2
3
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1
2
SET
SET
WARNING!
All images will
be deleted!
No
Format
SELECT
Confirmation dialog displayed
• Select Format to format card (see Step
3)
• Select No to return to previous menu without formatting card
SET
Formatting begins as soon as multi selector is pressed to right to select Format in
CF Card Format menu. Do not remove card from camera until formatting is
complete. All data on card will be permanently deleted.
Storing Camera Settings:The Controls Menu
The first three items in the Controls menu determine what camera settings remain in effect when the camera is turned off. If an
item is checked, the setting in effect at the time the camera was
turned off will be restored the next time the camera is turned on.
Any items that are not checked will be restored to default settings
when the camera is turned off.
Option
save
save
save
CONTROLS
1
save
save
save
Digital Zoom
Done
2
BK
SELECT
Setting Affected
Default
Flash setting
Auto
Focus mode
Autofocus
Exposure compensation
±0
SET
The fourth item, Digital Zoom, is used to turn digital zoom on and off. If it is checked, digital zoom
functions normally (
52). If this item is not checked, digital zoom can not be used, and pressing the
button at the maximum optical-zoom position has no effect.
To check an item, or remove the check mark from an item that has already been checked, highlight the
item and press the multi selector to the right. Highlight Done and press the multi selector to the right
to put the changes into effect.
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Shutter Release Confirmation and Photo Information
The Pic Data/Confirm sub-menu contains options for confirming shutter release and storing photo information in text format.
PIC DATA/CONFIRM
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Shot Confirm
Date
Video Modeinfo.txt
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
Confirming Shutter Release:The Shot Confirm Lamp Menu
If desired, the red-eye reduction lamp next to the viewfinder window can be used to let your subjects know that the shutter has
been released. This can be useful when taking portraits without the
flash. Shot confirmation can be turned on or off in the Shot
Confirm Lamp sub-menu.
Option
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SET
SHOT CONFIRM
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Shot Confirm Off
Date
Video Modeinfo.txt
On
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
Description
Off
Red-eye reduction lamp does not fire when shutter is released (default)
On
Red-eye reduction lamp fires when shutter is released
SET
Recording Photo Information:The Info.txt Menu
When On is selected in the info.txt sub-menu, a text file (“info.txt”)
will be created to store photo information for all subsequent images. When the contents of the memory card are viewed from a
computer, this file, which may be found in the folder where the
images are stored, can be read with a text browser such as SimpleText
or Notepad. The default setting for info.txt is Off.
INFO. TXT
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Shot Confirm
Date
Off
Video Modeinfo.txt
On
Distance Units
Reset All
2 Language
SELECT
SET
Option
Description
Off
Text-format photo information not recorded (does not affect playback photo-information display)
On
Photo information recorded in text format
The info.txt file gives the following information for each image in the folder:
• File number and type
• Aperture
• Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
• Camera type and firmware • Exposure compensation
• White balance
version
• Focal length and digital zoom • Sharpening
• Metering mode
factor
• Date of recording
• Exposure mode
• Image adjustment
• Image size and quality
• Shutter speed
Images are listed in the order recorded, separated by a blank line.
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The Date Menu
The Date option is used to set the date and time. For more information, see “First Steps: Setting the Time and Date” (
21).
DATE
Y
1
M
D
2000 . 00 . 00
2
00: 00
SELECT
SET
The Video Mode Menu
The Video Mode sub-menu sets the standard used for video output. Adjust this setting to match the standard used in any video
162).
device to which you connect the camera (
VIDEO MODE
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
NTSC
PAL
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
Option
NTSC
PAL
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Description
Use when connecting to NTSC devices
Use when connecting to PAL devices
SET
The Language Menu
Use the Language sub-menu to choose the language used in menus
and messages displayed by the camera. For more information, see
“First Steps: Choosing a Language” (
20).
LANGUAGE
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
D
E
F
J
SET
The Distance Units Menu
In this sub-menu, you can choose the units used when displaying
76). The options available are meters
manual focus distance (
(m) or feet (ft).
DISTANCE UNITS
Controls
1 Pic data/Confirm
Date
Video Mode
2 Language
Distance Units
Reset All
SELECT
m
ft
SET
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Restoring Default Settings:The Reset All Menu
The Reset All option in the SETUP-mode menu is used to restore
settings for all modes to their default values.
RESET ALL
1
2
Reset all settings to
default values?
No
Reset
SELECT
The Reset All menu contains the following options:
Option
No
Reset
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Description
Exit menu leaving settings unchanged
Restore settings to default values
SET
Choosing Reset restores shooting settings for both P•A•M and CSM modes to their default values
110). In addition, the following settings
(for a list of the settings affected and their default values, see
are restored to default values:
Setting
Default
Setting
Default
SCENE mode
Portrait
Auto Off (all modes)
30 s
Image Quality
(all modes)
Normal
Seq. Numbers
Image Size
(all modes)
On; numbering reset
to lowest number
available on card
Full
Controls
All options on
Folders (all modes)
NIKON
Shot Confirm Lamp
Off
Display Mode
On
Info.txt
Off
Brightness
3
3s
Hue
6
Frame Intvl
(Slide Show)
All other settings are unaffected.
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Connections
Connecting Your Camera to a Computer,TV, or VCR
This chapter provides information on connecting your camera to a computer and to a television or
videocassette recorder (VCR).
Connecting to a Television or VCR
Using the EG-900 video cable provided with your camera, you can connect the COOLPIX 880 to a
television or VCR. The video device will mirror the image displayed in the camera monitor.
the black plug on the EG-900 into the camera’s VIDEO
1 Insert
OUT connector.
the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the television
2 Connect
or VCR.
3 Tune the television to the video channel.
4 Turn the camera on. The television will mirror the image displayed in the camera monitor.
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Connect the EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately) if you want the television to
continue displaying images after the camera has entered sleep mode and the monitor has turned off.
Camera settings and photo info will not be displayed on the television screen when the monitor is off.
158) offers a choice of NTSC and PAL stanThe Video Mode item in the SETUP-mode menu (
dards for video output. Select a standard that matches that used in your television set. Note that when
the PAL video standard is selected, the monitor will turn off when the camera is connected to a video
89),
device (while recording is taking place at CONTINUOUS settings of Ultra HS or Movie (
however, the monitor will be used for display and video output will be suspended).
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Connecting to a Computer
Using a computer, you can view the images stored in the camera’s memory card, retouch them in your
favorite imaging application, send them to your acquaintances via e-mail, or save them to disk. You can
connect your camera directly to your computer via the UC-E1 Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable or
optional SC-EW3/SC-EM3 serial cables, and browse the contents of the memory card using the Nikon
View software provided with your camera. Alternatively, you can insert the memory card in a card slot
or card drive, where it will function as an additional disk.
Using Nikon View Software
Before You Start
Before using Nikon View, read the documentation provided. The manuals for Nikon View are divided
into two parts, both on the reference CD provided with your camera.
Quick Start Guide (HTML)
This installation guide can be viewed in Internet Explorer version 3.0 or later, or in Netscape Navigator version 3.0 or later. To view:
• Insert the reference CD into the CD-ROM drive
• Double-click the QKSTART.html icon in the root directory of the CD
If you are unable to view the Quick Start Guide, refer to the README.txt text file in the root directory
of the reference CD. This file provides system requirements and basic installation instructions.
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Reference Manual (PDF)
The reference CD includes separate reference manuals for Macintosh and Windows versions of
Nikon View. These manuals provide complete operating instructions. Before they can be viewed,
you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or later. Installers in a number of language
versions may be found on the reference CD; to install, open the folder for the language of your
choice and double-click the installer icon. Once installation is complete, you can view the on-line
documentation by clicking the INDEX.pdf icon in the root directory of the reference CD.
After reading the documentation, install Nikon View as directed in the Quick Start Guide. You are now
ready to connect the camera to your computer.
The COOLPIX 880 requires Nikon View Ver.3 (Version 3.1) or later.
The SC-EW3 serial cable (available separately) for PC computers is for connection to a male nine-pin
serial connector, standard on many IBM compatibles. Your PC may, however, use a different type of serial
connector, in which case you will need to buy an adapter before you can connect the camera.
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Connecting Your Camera to a Computer
The COOLPIX 880 can be connected using USB or serial cables.
1
USB
1
Connect UC-E1
USB cable to
camera USB/serial
connector
2
1
Connect optional
SC-EW3 serial cable
to camera USB/
serial connector
2
Connect cable to
computer USB
connector
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Serial (PC)
Serial (Macintosh)
Connect optional
SC-EM3 serial cable
to camera USB/
serial connector
2
Connect cable to
computer serial
port
Connect cable to
computer modem
or printer port
3
Turn camera on. Borders of exposure-count display in control panel will light up (
). Monitor, and all indicators apart from battery indicator, will be off, and all camera functions will be
disabled. Normal functioning will be restored when USB or serial cable is disconnected.
For information on the operations that can be performed while the camera is connected to your
computer, see the Nikon View Reference Manual for your platform.
While the camera is connected to the computer by a USB cable, or while data are being transferred between
the computer and camera over a serial cable, the borders of the exposure-count display in the control panel
will flash on and off in sequence to form a “marching ants” marquee ( ). Do not unplug the serial or USB
cables while data transfer is in progress. If you are using a USB cable, check the progress indicator displayed
on the computer to verify that data transfer is complete.
Do not use Nikon View with the camera while battery power is low or the battery is exhausted. If the battery
indicator changes to low or starts to flash while the camera and computer are connected, wait for the
borders of the number display to stop flashing, then disconnect the camera and replace the battery or
connect the EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (sold separately).
Both the camera and the computer can be on when the cables are connected or disconnected, but do
not disconnect the cable while data transfer is in progress.
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Reading Photographs from Memory Cards
To read photographs from the camera’s memory card, you will need:
• a PC or Macintosh computer, and
• either a CF-card reader or, if your computer is equipped with a PCMCIA Type II or Type III card slot,
an ED-AD1 PC-card adapter (available separately from Nikon)
Using a CF-Card Reader
The steps involved in connecting a CF-card reader and inserting memory cards are covered in the
documentation provided with your card reader. Once the card has been inserted, it will function as a
disk, as described in Step 3 of “Using a PCMCIA Card Slot,” below.
Using a PCMCIA Card Slot
1 Insert the memory card into the PC-card adapter.
the adapter into your computer’s PC-card slot as instructed in the documentation provided
2 Insert
with your computer or PC-card drive.
card will now function as a disk. Photographs may be found in the folder DCIM in the root
3 The
directory, stored in the folder shown in the playback-mode information display. Photos (files with
the extensions “.JPG” or “.TIF”) can be viewed in any application that supports JPEG and TIFF
formats. Movies (“.MOV”) can be played back in any application that supports QuickTime.
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The COOLPIX 880 can play back only images that conform to the format used by the COOLPIX 990,
950, 900s, 900, 800, and 700 digital cameras. It may not be able to display files created on a computer
or by another make of camera. It may also not be able to display files that have been renamed or
moved to a different folder on the memory card using a computer.
You may need to install an ATA RAM-card driver before you will be able to read memory cards on a
computer running Windows 3.1
Nikon View can be used to browse photographs on memory cards. See the Nikon View Reference
Manual for details.
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Technical Notes
This chapter covers:
• Camera care and storage
• Camera accessories
• Troubleshooting hints and tips
• Product specifications
Caring for Your Camera
Cleaning
Lens/
Viewfinder
Monitor
Body
Use blower to remove dirt or dust. Wipe carefully with soft cloth to remove
fingerprints and other stains. Do not touch with fingers.
Clean with soft, dry cloth
Clean with damp cloth; dry immediately
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile cleaners
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Storage
If you are not going to use the camera for an extended period, remove the battery before putting the
camera away. Do not store your camera in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or damp
• are next to equipment that produces strong magnetic fields, such as televisions or radios
• are hotter than 50°C (122°F) or colder than –10°C (14°F)
• are subject to humidities of over 60%
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Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for the COOLPIX 880. Contact your retailer or local Nikon representative for details.
AC adapter/battery charger
• EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger
Rechargeable battery
• EN-EL1 rechargeable Li-ion battery (requires
EH-21 AC adapter/battery recharger)
Lens adapter
• UR-E2 step down ring lens adapter
Lens converters (UR-E2 step down ring lens
adapter required)
• ES-E28 slide-copying adapter
• FC-E8 fisheye lens conver ter (F 8 mm, view
angle approximately 183°)
• WC-E24/WC-E63 wide-angle lens converters
(shor tens focal length to 24–60 mm/24–
60 mm)
• TC-E2 2× telephoto lens converter (doubles
focal length to 132–190 mm)
• TC-E3ED 3× telephoto lens converter (uses
two ED glass elements; triples focal length to
285 mm)
*
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Focal lengths converted to 35 mm (135) format.
Remote release cable
• MC-EU1 remote cord
Carrying case
• CS-E880 Soft Case
Serial cables
• SC-EW3 serial cable for PC/AT computers
• SC-EM3 serial cable for Macintosh computers
CompactFlash memory cards and adapters
• 64 MB and 96 MB Nikon CF memory cards
• EC-AD1 PC-card adapter
In addition to Nikon 64 MB and 96 MB CompactFlash memory cards, the following cards have been
tested and approved for use in the COOLPIX 880:
• SanDisk SDCFB series 48 MB, 64 MB, and 96 MB
• Lexar Media 4× USB series 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB
• Lexar Media 8× USB series 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, 80 MB
• Lexar Media 10× USB series 128 MB, 160 MB
Operation is not guaranteed with other cards. For more details on the above cards, please contact the
manufacturer.
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Troubleshooting
Should you encounter problems with your camera, check the list below before consulting your retailer
or Nikon representative. The page numbers in the rightmost column give cross-references to sections
of this manual that provide more information on the problems listed in the table below.
Problem
Possible Cause
• Camera is in sleep mode. Press MONITOR button.
• Camera is off
• Battery is not correctly inserted or battery-chamber cover
Control panel display is blank
is not fully closed
• Battery is dead
• EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately) is
not properly connected
9
24
15
16
—
Monitor is blank
• Monitor is off. Press MONITOR button.
9
• Monitor Off is selected in Monitor Options > Display 149
Mode sub-menu (setup mode)
No indicators appear in
monitor
• Indicators are hidden. Press MONITOR button until indi- 9
cators are displayed
• Slide show is in progress
127
Monitor is hard to read
• Display options require adjustment
• Monitor is dirty
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149
170
Problem
Possible Cause
•
•
•
•
No photo is taken when
•
shutter-release button is fully
pressed
•
Mode dial is set to
or SETUP
6
Battery is exhausted
16
AF lamp flickers: camera is unable to focus
28
Flash lamp flickers: flash is charging
28
Number of exposures remaining is zero: not enough mem- 24
ory remaining
Message “CARD IS NOT FORMATTED” appears in mon- 179
itor: card has not been formatted for use in COOLPIX 880
• Message “NO CARD PRESENT” appears in monitor: no 179
memory card has been inserted in camera
• Shutter-speed indicator in monitor blinks: shutter speed 72
too low or too high
Photos are over- or under- • Aperture indicator in monitor blinks: aperture too large or 71
exposed
too small
• Subject outside range of flash
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• Exposure compensation too high or too low
64
Photos not in focus
• Subject is not in focus area
• AF lamp flickers: camera is unable to focus
• Manual focus distance does not match distance to subject
29
28
76
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Problem
Flash does not fire
Possible Cause
• Flash indicator in control panel and monitor shows : flash 55
is off
• Battery level is low
16
(infinity) selected
• Focus mode of
59
• Setting other than Single selected in CONTINUOUS sub- 88
menu
• Best-shot selection is on
92
• Setting other than Normal selected in LENS sub-menu
106
• AE Lock option in EXPOSURE OPTIONS sub-menu is on 99
• Video cable is not correctly connected
162
162
Television does not mirror • Television not tuned to video channel
• Setting in Video Mode menu does not match television 158
image in monitor
video standard
Photos can not be played back • Photo has been overwritten or renamed by computer
•
Computer can not read files
on memory card
•
•
176
169
Card not correctly inserted in card reader or adapter, or 168
adapter not correctly inserted in computer
Application does not support JPEG, TIFF, or QuickTime
183
ATA RAM-drivers not installed (Windows 3.1)
169
Problem
Possible Cause
• USB or serial cable not correctly connected
166
• Modem or COM port speed too high
—
• Camera not registered in Device Manager (Windows). —
Nikon View displays commuReinstall driver from root directory of Nikon View CD.
nications error
• FIFO buffer size too large (Windows)
—
• Another application is using COM or modem port
—
• Virus-checking, disk-doubling, or RAM-doubling software —
is interfereing with operation of Nikon View
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages that appear in the monitor and how to deal with them.
Message
WARNING!!
Remove Lens Cap!
WARNING!!
Mode dial is not in
the proper position
Problem
Camera turned on with lens cap in
Turn camera off and remove lens cap
place
23
Mode dial is positioned between two Adjust mode dial to select desired
modes
mode
6
WARNING!!
No menu in AUTO mode
Please use another mode
WARNING!!
Please wait for camera
to finish recording
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Solution
Menu button pressed in AUTO mode
Turn mode dial to SETUP to adjust
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AUTO-mode menu settings
Camera turned off or new mode se- Message clears from display automatilected while images are being record- cally when camera finishes writing data
ed to memory card
to card
—
Message
Problem
Solution
Camera can not detect memory card
Turn camera off and confirm that memory card is correctly inserted
18
Error accessing memory card
Use approved memory card
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N O C A R D
P R E S E N T
THIS CARD
CANNOT BE USED
CARD IS NOT
FORMATTED
FORMAT
NO
SELECT
O U T
O F
SET
M E M O R Y
IMAGE CANNOT
BE SAVED
Using multi selector, highlight
Card has not been formatted for use FORMAT and press multi selector to
right to format card, or turn camera
in COOLPIX 880
off and replace card
18
• Reduce image quality or size
Insufficient memory to record further
• Delete photographs
photographs at current settings
• Insert new card
137
122
18
• Error encountered while saving
• Create new folder
photo
• Turn Seq. Numbers option off
• Camera has run out of folder or
• Reformat memory card
file numbers
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153
154
179
Message
C A R D C O N T A I N S
N O I M A G E S
A L L I M A G E S
ARE HIDDEN
F I L E C O N T A I N S
N O I M A G E D A T A
Problem
Solution
Folder selected in playback mode con- Select folder containing images from
126
tains no images
playback Folders menu
Select another folder or use Hide
All images in current folder are hidImage to change hidden status of im- 131
den
ages in current folder
File created by computer or different • Delete file
make of camera
• Reformat memory card
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T H E F O L D E R
C A N N O T B E
D E L E T E D
Folder can only be deleted if all images
Folder contains hidden or protected
it contains are neither hidden nor pro- 142
photos
tected photos
S Y S T E M
Turn camera off, unplug optional AC
adapter (if using), remove and re-insert
Error has occurred in camera’s interbattery, and turn camera on. If error
nal circuitry
persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative.
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E R R O R
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Specifications
Type
Digital camera
CCD
• 1/1.8˝ high-density CCD
• Total number of pixels: 3.34 million
Image size
Selectable from:
• 2048 × 1536 pixels
• XGA (1024 × 768 pixels)
• VGA (640 × 480 pixels)
Lens
• 2.5 × Zoom-Nikkor
• F = 8 – 20 mm [35 mm (135) format equivalent to 38 – 95 mm]/
f 2.8 – 4.2 with macro
• Nine elements in seven groups, all elements made of environmentally-friendly glass
• Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) applied
Digital zoom
Use zoom buttons to zoom in up to 4 × in steps of 0.2 ×
Autofocus
• Contrast-detect through-the-lens (TTL) AF
• Five-area multi AF and spot AF available
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Focus modes
• Continuous autofocus (when monitor is on)
• Single autofocus (monitor off and/or single autofocus selected
in P•A•M or CSM modes)
• Manual (forty-eight steps from 4 cm/1.6˝ – ∞ with Focus Confirmation indication)
Shooting distance
• 40 cm (1.3´) – ∞
• Macro mode: 4 cm (1.6˝) – ∞
Optical viewfinder
Real-image zoom viewfinder with LED indication
Magnification
0.4 – 1.0 ×
Frame coverage
Approximately 80%
Monitor
Frame coverage
Auto-off mode
1.8˝, 110,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness and hue adjustment
Approximately 97% (through/freeze image)
30 s; can also be set manually (1/5/30 min)
The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is common to all LCD
displays and does not indicate a malfunction. The monitor is lit by a fluorescent backlight. Should the
display begin to dim or flicker, contact your Nikon service representative.
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Storage
System
Digitally stored (uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG; QuickTime
Movie)
Media
CompactFlash (CF) card
Shooting modes
• Full auto (AUTO)
• Scene mode (SCENE) with eleven scenes (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light)
• Programmed auto (P)
• Aperture-priority auto (A)
• Manual (M)
• Custom (CSM)
Shooting menu
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
White balance
• Exposure metering
Continuous
• Best-Shot Selector (BSS)
Lens Converters
Image Adjustment (Auto, Normal, More Contrast, Less Contrast, Lighten, Darken, Black & White)
Image Sharpening
• Image Size/quality
Sensitivity
• Exposure options
Focus options
• Folder options
CF card format
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Capture modes
•
•
•
•
•
•
Exposure metering
Four-mode TTL metering
Modes
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
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•
•
•
•
Single
Continuous
Multi-Shot 16 (sixteen frames 1/16 in size)
VGA Sequence
Ultra HS (seventy QVGA images at approximately 30 fps)
Movie (up to 40 s of QVGA frames at 15 fps)
256-segment Matrix
Center-Weighted
Spot
AF Spot
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
8 – 1/1000 s, Bulb
Electronically controlled preset aperture
Two stops (f 2.8 and f 7.8 [W], f 4.2 and f 11.3 [T])
Exposure
Exposure control
• Exposure modes:
- Programmed Auto
- Aperture-Priority Auto
- Manual
• Exposure Compensation (±2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
• Auto-Exposure Bracketing (five steps within ± 2/3 EV)
Range
(ISO 100 equivalent)
• EV 0 to +16 (W)
• EV 1.2 to +17.2 (T)
Sensitivity
ISO equivalent 100, 200, 400,Auto; can be set in any exposure mode
White balance
• Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control
• Five-mode Manual with fine tuning (Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight)
• Preset
Self-timer
10 s or 3 s duration
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Built-in Speedlight
Shooting range
0.4 – 2.5 m/1´4˝ – 8´2˝ (T), 0.4 – 3.7 m/1´4˝ – 12´2˝ (W)
Macro mode: 0.2 – 2.5 m/8˝ – 8´2˝ (T)
Flash control
Sensor flash system
Flash modes
•
•
•
•
•
Auto Flash
Flash Cancel (off)
Anytime Flash (fill flash)
Slow Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Playback modes
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Single frame
Movie
Thumbnail (four or nine images)
Slide show
Zoom playback (up to 4 ×)
Histogram indication/highlight point display
Focus confirmation indication
Delete function
Deletes all or selected frames
Attributes
Hide and protect attributes can be set for each image
Playback
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Interface
USB or serial interface (Windows: 115 Kbps; Macintosh: 230 Kbps)
Platform
Windows
Macintosh
USB
OS
Windows 98/98SE, Windows
2000 or later pre-installed model
CPU
MMX Pentium or later
OS
Mac OS 8.6 or later. Only builtin USB ports supported
Models
iMac, iBook, Power Macintosh G3
(Blue/White) or Power Mac G4
or later, PowerBook G3 (with
built-in USB port) or later
Serial
OS
Windows 95/98/98SE, Windows
NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or later
pre-installed model (optional
SC-EW3 serial cable required)
OS
Mac OS 8.1 or later (optional
SC-EM3 serial cable required).
Only built-in serial por ts
supported.
Video output
NTSC or PAL (selectable)
I/O terminals
• Power input
• Video output
• Digital output terminal (USB/Serial)
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Power requirements
• One 6 V 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery or rechargeable
Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery (optional)
• EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (optional)
Battery life
Approximately 90 minutes (rechargeable lithium-ion battery) or 110
minutes (2CR5/DL245 lithium battery) when using monitor at 20°C
(68°F)
Operating environment
• Temperature: 0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)
• Humidity: under 85% (no condensation)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approximately 99.5 × 75 × 53.2 mm (3.9˝ × 3.0˝ × 2.1˝)
Weight
Approximately 275 g (9.7 oz) without battery
Trademark Information
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS, Power Macintosh, PowerBook, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. Finder, Macintosh PC Exchange, Power Mac, iMac, and iBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
IBM and IBM PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. PowerPC is a trademark of
International Business Machines Corporation, used under license. Microsoft is a registered trademark, and Windows, MSWindows and Windows NT trademarks, of Microsoft Corporation. Internet Explorer is a product of Microsoft Corporation. Pentium and i486 are trademarks of Intel Corporation. Internet is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.
Netscape and Netscape Navigator are registered trademarks of Netscape Communications Corporation. CompactFlash is
a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Lexar Media is a trademark of Lexar Media Corporation. Adobe and Acrobat are
registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. Zip is a registered trademark of Iomega Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries. All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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