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Introduction
Preparation for Shooting
Basic Photography and
Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Selecting Scene Mode:
b Scene Mode
One-Touch Portrait Mode
More on Playback
Recording and Viewing Movies
Connecting to Televisions,
Computers, and Printers
Shooting, Playback, and Setup
Menus
Technical Notes
i
Introduction
For Your Safety
Introduction
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this
equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions
listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this
Nikon product to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the camera or AC adapter, unplug the AC
adapter and remove the batteries
immediately, taking care to avoid
burns. Continued operation could
result in injury. After removing or
disconnecting the power source,
take the equipment to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection.
Do not disassemble
Touching the product’s internal
parts could result in injury. Repairs
should be performed only by qualified technicians. Should the camera
break open as the result of a fall or
other accident, take the product to
a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection after unplugging the product and/or removing
the batteries.
ii
Do not use the camera or AC
adapter in the presence of
flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap
with care
Never place the strap around the
neck of an infant or child.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to
prevent infants from putting the
batteries or other small parts into
their mouths.
For Your Safety
the batteries, such as discoloration or deformation.
• If liquid from damaged batteries
comes in contact with clothing or
skin, rinse immediately with
plenty of water.
Observe the following precautions when handling the
battery charger
If an MH-71 battery charger was
provided with the camera, observe
the following precautions:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with
a dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not handle the power cable or
go near the battery charger during lightening storms. Failure to
observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
• Do not damage, modify, forcibly
tug or bend the power cable,
place it under heavy objects, or
expose it to heat or flame. Should
the insulation be damaged and
the wires become exposed, take it
to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection. Failure
to observe these precautions
could result in fire or electric
shock.
Introduction
Observe caution when handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling batteries for use in this product:
• Before replacing the batteries,
turn the product off. If you are
using an AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Use only the batteries approved
for use in this product (c 12). Do
not use other types. Do not mix
old and new batteries or batteries
of different makes or types.
• Charge and use each pair of
Nikon rechargeable EN-MH1
NiMH batteries as a set. Do not
mix batteries from different pairs.
• Insert batteries in the correct orientation.
• Do not short or disassemble batteries or attempt to remove or
break battery insulation or casing.
• Do not expose batteries to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Do not transport or store with
metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage
when fully discharged. To avoid
damage to the product, be sure
to remove the batteries when no
charge remains.
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any change in
iii
For Your Safety
Introduction
• Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the
input and output jacks, use only the
cables provided or sold by Nikon for
the purpose, to maintain compliance with product regulations.
Handle moving parts with
care
Be careful that your fingers or other
objects are not pinched by the lens
cover or other moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs supplied with this
device should not be played back on
audio CD equipment. Playing CDROMs on an audio CD player could
cause hearing loss or damage the
equipment.
Observe caution when using
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s eyes could cause temporary
visual impairment. Particular care
should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should
be no less than one meter (39 in.)
from the subject.
iv
Do not operate the flash
with the flash window
touching a person or object
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in burns or fire.
Avoid contact with liquid
crystal
Should the monitor break, care
should be taken to avoid injury
caused by broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor
touching the skin or entering the
eyes or mouth.
Notices
Notice for Customers in the
U.S.A.
Introduction
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between
the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician
for help.
COOLPIX L5
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are
not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15
of the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State
of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on
this product will expose you to lead,
a chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747-3064 USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
v
Notices
Notice for Customers in Canada
Introduction
CAUTION
This class B digital apparatus meets
all requirements of the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipment
Regulations.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe
B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur
du Canada.
Symbol for Separate Collection in European Countries
This symbol indicates that
this product is to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Table of Contents
Introduction .....................................................................................................ii
Introduction
For Your Safety..................................................................................................ii
WARNINGS ................................................................................................... ii
Notices................................................................................................................ v
About This Manual............................................................................................1
Information and Precautions............................................................................2
Parts of the Camera...........................................................................................4
The Monitor.......................................................................................................6
Shooting .......................................................................................................6
Playback........................................................................................................7
Basic Operations/Displaying the Help ..............................................................8
Mode Selector...............................................................................................8
Multi Selector................................................................................................8
MENU Button................................................................................................9
Help Displays.................................................................................................9
Preparation for Shooting ..............................................................................10
Inserting Batteries ...........................................................................................10
Charge the Batteries (EN-MH1 batteries only) ..............................................10
Insert the Batteries ......................................................................................12
Supported Batteries.....................................................................................12
Turning On and Off the Camera..................................................................12
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time....................................................14
Inserting Memory Cards..................................................................................16
Removing Memory Cards ............................................................................17
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode .....................................18
Step1 Select L (Auto) Mode and Turn the Camera On............................... 18
Step2 Frame a Picture .....................................................................................20
Step3 Focus and Shoot ....................................................................................22
Step4 Viewing/Deleting Pictures ....................................................................24
Viewing Pictures: Full-Frame Playback..........................................................24
Deleting Pictures .........................................................................................24
Using the Flash ................................................................................................26
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer ...............................................................28
Macro Close-up Mode .....................................................................................29
Exposure Compensation .................................................................................30
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Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode.....................................................31
Introduction
Scene Mode .....................................................................................................31
Scene Assist Modes..........................................................................................32
Scene Modes ....................................................................................................37
One-Touch Portrait Mode..............................................................................44
Taking Pictures in the One-Touch Portrait Mode..........................................44
The One-Touch Portrait Menu........................................................................46
Applying Portrait Effect ...............................................................................46
More on Playback ..........................................................................................47
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ...........................................47
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom............................................................48
Editing Pictures................................................................................................49
Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop ..................................................................49
Enhancing Contrast: D-Lighting...................................................................50
H Resizing Pictures: Small Picture...............................................................51
Restrictions on Picture Editing......................................................................52
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback .........................................................53
Recording Voice Memos..............................................................................53
Playing Voice Memos ..................................................................................53
Deleting Voice Memos ................................................................................53
Recording and Viewing Movies.....................................................................54
Movie Mode.....................................................................................................54
The Movie Menu .............................................................................................55
Movie Options.............................................................................................55
Auto-Focus Mode........................................................................................55
Applying Movie Setting ...............................................................................56
Movie Playback................................................................................................57
Deleting Movie Files ....................................................................................57
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers ...................................58
Connecting to a TV..........................................................................................59
Connecting to a Computer .............................................................................60
Before Connecting the Camera ...................................................................60
Setting the USB Option ...............................................................................61
Transferring Pictures to a Computer ............................................................62
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Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus..........................................................72
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu .........................................................72
Z Image Mode .........................................................................................73
d White Balance........................................................................................75
m Metering................................................................................................77
q Continuous............................................................................................78
A BSS ........................................................................................................79
d Color Options.........................................................................................79
k AF Area Mode........................................................................................80
Restrictions on Camera Settings ..................................................................81
Playback Options: The Playback Menu ..........................................................82
z Slide Show .............................................................................................84
A Delete ....................................................................................................85
D Protect .................................................................................................85
E Transfer Marking ..................................................................................86
L Copy......................................................................................................87
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu............................................................88
R Menus....................................................................................................89
V Welcome Screen ....................................................................................90
W Date.......................................................................................................91
Z Monitor Settings....................................................................................94
f Date Imprint...........................................................................................95
h Sound Settings.......................................................................................97
i Auto Off ................................................................................................97
M Format Memory/O Format Card ............................................................98
j Language ...............................................................................................99
k Interface.................................................................................................99
n Reset All...............................................................................................100
g Battery Type .........................................................................................102
B Firmware Version .................................................................................102
Introduction
Connecting to a Printer...................................................................................64
Connecting the Camera and Printer ............................................................65
Printing Pictures One at a Time....................................................................66
Printing Multiple Pictures.............................................................................67
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set ..........................................................70
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Technical Notes ............................................................................................103
Introduction
x
Optional Accessories .....................................................................................103
Image File and Folder Names .......................................................................104
Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................105
Cleaning ...................................................................................................106
Storage .....................................................................................................107
Error Messages...............................................................................................108
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................111
Specifications .................................................................................................115
Index...............................................................................................................118
About This Manual
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols
and conventions are used:
j
This icon marks cautions, information that should be read
before use to prevent damage to
the camera.
l
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
k
This icon marks notes, information that should be read before
using the camera.
c
This icon indicates that more
information is available elsewhere in this manual or in the
Quick Start Guide.
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX L5 digital camera. This
manual has been written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon
digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where
all those who use the product will read it.
Notations
• A Secure Digital (SD) memory card is referred to as a “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of the menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the
names of the buttons or messages displayed in the computer monitor are
indicated with brackets ([ ]).
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples
so that monitor icons can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual
display.
k Memory Cards
Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and delete, playback, and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the
memory card. The memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or used to store, delete, or view pictures.
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Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography.
Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the
URL below for contact information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries,
and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are
engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this
electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND
MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will
not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
About Manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any
means, without Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software
described in these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the
attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
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Information and Precautions
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Introduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced
by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds, or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.”
The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a
foreign country is prohibited.
Unless the prior permission of the government has been obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon
tickets, except when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by
a company. Also, do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses
issued by public agencies and private groups, ID cards, and tickets, such as passes and meal
coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs is governed by national and
international copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or
built-in camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can
sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of
such data is the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all
data using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it
with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to
also replace any pictures selected for the welcome screen (c 90). Care should be taken to
avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage devices.
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Parts of the Camera
Speaker (c 53, 57)
m (one-touch portrait) button (c 44)
u D-Lighting button (c 50)
Introduction
Power-on lamp (c 12)
K (vibration reduction)
button (c 21)
Power switch (c 12)
Shutter-release
button (c 22)
Built-in flash
(c 26)
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Lens
(c 106, 115)
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Self-timer
lamp (c 28)
6
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Built-in microphone
(c 53, 54)
-3 1
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2. 9
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Lens cover closed
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Optional AC adapter power cable connector (under cover) (c 103)
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Eyelet for camera strap
6
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2. 9
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Lens cover
Attaching the Camera Strap
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Parts of the Camera
Mode selector
(c 8, 18, 31, 54)
Monitor (c 6)
Introduction
Flash lamp (c 27)
Zoom buttons (c 20)
t : Zoom out
v : Zoom in
See also:
• j (thumbnail playback): c 47
• k (playback zoom): c 48
• l (help): c 9
m button (c 9)
T (delete) button
(c 24, 53, 57)
i (playback) button
(c 24, 47)
Tripod socket
Connector cover (c 59, 60, 65)
Opening the connector cover
Battery-chamber cover (c 12)
Memory card slot (c 16)
Cable connector
Battery
chamber
Multi selector (c 8)
H: Display self-timer
menu (c 28)
L: Display macro closeup mode menu (c 29)
J: Display flash mode menu
(c 26)
I: Adjust the exposure
setting (c 30)
d/E: Make selection/
transfer picture (c 60)
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The Monitor
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and
playback (actual display varies with current camera settings).
Introduction
Shooting
5
6
AUTO
21
22
1 2 3
4
7
8
9
20
(
19
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10
+1.0
18
9999
17
16 15
11
10
12
13
14
1
Shooting mode* ...... 18, 31, 44, 54
13 Date imprint/Date counter .......... 95
2
Exposure lock ............................. 43
3
Macro close-up mode................. 29
4
Zoom indicator..................... 20, 29
Number of exposures
14 remaining................................... 18
Movie length .............................. 54
5
Focus indicator ........................... 22
6
Flash mode ................................ 26
7
Internal memory/memory card
indicator .................................... 19
8
Battery level indicator ................. 18
9
ISO sensitivity ............................. 27
10 Vibration reduction (VR) icon...... 21
11 Self-timer indicator..................... 28
“Date not set” indicator........... 108
12
Time zone indicator.................... 91
15 Focus area ............................ 22, 80
16
Reference circle for center-weighted
metering .................................... 77
17 Exposure compensation value..... 30
18 Image mode ............................... 73
19 Color options setting .................. 79
20 White balance ............................ 75
21 Best shot selector (BSS)............... 79
22 Continuous shooting mode ........ 78
* Differs according to the current shooting mode. See each page for the monitor indicators.
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The Monitor
Introduction
Playback
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6
7
8
10
1
Current folder .......................... 104
9
2
File number and type................ 104
10 Movie playback indicator ............ 57
3
Internal memory/
memory card indicator ............... 19
11 Voice memo icon........................ 53
4
Battery level indicator ................. 18
5
Volume indicator.................. 53, 57
6
Voice memo recording guide...... 53
7
Voice memo playback guide....... 53
8
Current frame number/
total number of frames/ ............. 24
movie length.............................. 57
D-Lighting icon........................... 50
12 Image mode ............................... 73
13 Movie indicator .......................... 57
14 Protect icon ................................ 85
15 Print-order icon .......................... 70
16 Transfer icon ........................ 63, 86
17 Time of recording ....................... 14
18 Date of recording ....................... 14
7
Basic Operations/Displaying the Help
Mode Selector
Set the mode selector to the desired mode.
Introduction
L: Auto mode (c 18)
T: Movie mode (c 54)
A simple “point-and-shoot”
Record movies. Select one
mode in which the majority
of three movie options.
of camera settings are conb:
Scene
mode
(c
31)
trolled by the camera.
Select one of fifteen “scenes” suited to different subjects of shooting conditions, such as
indoor parties or night landscapes, and let the
camera do the rest.
Multi Selector
In addition to activating the flash, macro close-up, self-timer, and exposure
compensation modes and functions, the multi selector is also used to perform the following operations.
Full-Frame Playback
Display the previous
picture (c 24).
(I or G)
Quick playback zoom
(c 48)
Display the next picture
(c 24).
(J or H)
Navigating the Menus
Move cursor up (G).
Return to the previous
menu, or move cursor
left (I).
Move cursor down (H).
Display the sub-menu, move
cursor right, or make selection
(J).
Make selection.
* In the manual, the multi selector buttons for moving the cursor or selection up, down, left, and right are indicated with G, H, I and J.
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Basic Operations/Displaying the Help
MENU Button
When m is pressed, the following menus are displayed according to the
mode which has been selected.
: Auto mode
: Scene mode
: Movie mode
: One-touch portrait mode
: Playback mode
→
→
→
→
→
Shooting menu (c 72)
Scene menu (c 31)
Movie menu (c 54)
One-touch portrait menu (c 46)
Playback menu (c 82)
Introduction
L
b
T
A
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To display the setup menu (c 88), choose [Set up] at the top of all menus.
Displayed when there
are one or more previous menu items.
Displayed when there
are one or more menu
items to follow.
Set up
Date imprint
Sound settings
Auto off
Format memory
Language
MENU Exit
-1m
-?
Displayed
when the
menu contains two
or more
pages.
Help Displays
Press l (v) to view a description of the currently selected item.
?
Continuous
Keep the
shutter-release button
pressed to take
pictures continuously.
MENU Exit
?
Pressing G or H shows the previous or next menu item. Press d while the
help dialog is displayed to apply the setting.
9
Preparation for Shooting
Inserting Batteries
The camera uses two AA batteries. Depending on the country or region of
purchase, either two alkaline batteries or two EN-MH1 rechargeable batteries with an MH-71 battery charger are included with purchase of the camera.
Charge the Batteries (EN-MH1 batteries only)
Preparation for Shooting
If the camera came with Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries and a
battery charger, charge the batteries as described below. If the camera came
with alkaline batteries, skip to “Insert the Batteries” on the following page.
1
Plug in the charger.
• Connect the power cable to the
charger ( ) and plug into a power
outlet ( ). The CHARGE lamp will
light ( ).
2
Charge the batteries.
• Insert the batteries as indicated on
the charger. The CHARGE lamp will
begin blinking. Charging is complete when the CHARGE lamp
stops blinking.
A pair of new or fully exhausted
batteries will charge in about two
and a half hours.
Battery charger recharging state and recommendations
CHARGE lamp
Glows
Batteries
Description
Not inserted Charger plugged in:
insert the batteries.
Blinks
Inserted
Batteries recharging
Glows
Inserted
Charging is complete (batteries are fully charged):
remove batteries from the charger.
Flickers
Inserted
Temperature is outside designated range:
use charger inside designated temperature range.
Batteries have malfunctioned:
stop charging immediately and unplug the charger.*
* Take the charger and batteries to your retailer or local Nikon representative.
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Inserting Batteries
3
Remove the batteries and unplug the charger from the power
outlet.
Preparation for Shooting
k EN-MH1 Batteries
Charge EN-MH1 batteries before using them for the first time. Charge and use as a set: do
not charge batteries one at a time or combine batteries from different pairs. Note that the
batteries may tend to discharge more quickly when new or after a long period of disuse. The
batteries will retain their charge longer once they have been exhausted and recharged several
times. “Memory” effects that result in reduced battery capacity can be avoided by periodically
refreshing the batteries.
k Refreshing Nikon EN-MH1 Rechargeable NiMH Batteries
Two EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries and an MH-71 battery charger are provided with
the camera in some regions and are also available separately (c 103). NiMH batteries may
suffer a temporary drop in capacity if charged after long periods of disuse or before being
fully discharged. They will return to normal after being refreshed a few times as described
below.
1 Insert both batteries into the charger.
2 Press the REFRESH button until the REFRESH lamp lights and close the lid. The REFRESH
lamp turns off when the batteries are fully discharged. The batteries can now be removed
or left in the MH-71 to recharge. Unplug the charger after removing the batteries. To
resume charging before the batteries are fully discharged, or to refresh the batteries once
charging has begun, press the REFRESH button for about two seconds.
Batteries that retain a charge for only short periods after being refreshed have reached the
end of their working lives and can no longer be used.
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Inserting Batteries
Insert the Batteries
1
Open the battery-chamber cover.
• Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from falling out.
Preparation for Shooting
2
3
2
1
Insert the batteries.
• Insert the batteries correctly as shown at right.
3
Close the battery-chamber cover.
1
2
Supported Batteries
This camera uses the following size AA batteries.
• Two LR6 alkaline batteries (batteries supplied)
• Two Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries (NiMH)
• Two ZR6 oxyride batteries
• Two FR6/L91 lithium batteries
Turning On and Off the Camera
To turn on the camera, press the power switch.
The power-on lamp (green) will light and the monitor will turn on.
To turn off the camera, press the power switch
again.
j Replacing Batteries
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Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp has gone out before removing or
inserting batteries.
Inserting Batteries
j Additional Precautions Regarding Batteries
• Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages iii-iv and 106 of this manual.
• Do not combine old and new batteries or batteries of different makes or types.
• Batteries with the following defects cannot be used:
Batteries with insulation that Batteries with a flat
does not cover the area
negative terminal
around the negative terminal.
j Battery Type
To improve battery performance, select the type of battery currently inserted in the camera in
the setup menu. The default setting is the type of battery supplied with purchase. If your camera was purchased in Europe and alkaline batteries were supplied, change the setting to
[Alkaline]. When any other type of battery is used, turn the camera on and change the setting
(c 102).
Preparation for Shooting
Batteries with peeling
k Alkaline Batteries
Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the manufacturer. Choose a
reliable brand.
k Alternative Power Resources
To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-65A AC adapter (c 103).
Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
k Power Saving Function in Shooting Mode
To reduce the drain on the batteries, the brightness of the monitor will be reduced to about
50% normal brightness after approximately five seconds pass without any operation while
the power is on. After a preset time passes, the Auto off function (automatically turning the
power off) works as follows.
Approx. one minute (default setting): The monitor turns off and the camera enters
standby mode. The power-on lamp blinks.
The camera will be reactivated from standby mode when you press the shutter-release button
halfway.
The length of time before the camera enters the standby mode can be specified from the
auto off menu (c 97).
Approx. three minutes after the camera has entered standby mode: The camera will
turn off.
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Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned
on.
1
Turn on the camera.
• The power-on lamp (green) will light and the monitor will turn on.
Preparation for Shooting
2
Press the multi selector G, H, I or J
to choose the desired language and
press d.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Press G or H to choose [Yes] and press
d.
Date
• If [No] is selected, the date and time will not be set.
Set time and date?
No
Yes
4
Press J.
• The [Home time zone] menu is displayed.
• If daylight saving time is in effect, see “Daylight
Saving Time” on the next page.
5
Press I or J to choose your home time
zone and press d.
Time zone
London, Casablanca
DaylightSaving
Home time zone
• The [Date] menu is displayed.
London, Casablanca
MENU Back
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Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
6
Press G or H to edit the day ([D]) (order
of the day, month, and year may differ
in some areas) and press J.
Date
D
01
09
00
Press G or H to edit the month ([M])
and press J.
D
• [D], [M], and [Y] blink.
Choose the order in which the day,
month, and year are displayed and press
d.
• The settings are applied and monitor display
returns to the standard display for the current
mode.
M
Y
2006
:
00
D
M
Y
10
10
Date
00
9
00
09
00
Press G or H to edit the year ([Y]), hour,
and minutes. Press J after setting each
item.
2006
:
Date
10
8
Y
Preparation for Shooting
7
M
2006
:
00
M
Y
Date
D
10
10
15
:
2006
10
j Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, turn on [DaylightSaving] in the time zone menu in step 4
and set the date.
1 Press the multi selector H to choose [DaylightSaving].
2 Press d to enable daylight saving time (y).
• The d button toggles the daylight saving time option on and off.
3 Press G and then J and proceed to step 5.
When daylight saving time ends, turn [DaylightSaving] off from the [Date] menu (c 91) in
the setup menu (c 88). The camera’s clock is automatically set back one hour.
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Inserting Memory Cards
Preparation for Shooting
Pictures are stored in the camera’s internal memory (8 MB) or on removable
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately) (c 103).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, pictures are automatically
stored on the memory card and only pictures recorded to the memory
card can be played back, deleted, or transferred. Remove the memory
card to store pictures in the internal memory, or play back, delete, or
transfer pictures from the internal memory.
1
Turn the camera off, and open the
battery-chamber cover.
• Make sure that the camera is off (power-on
lamp is off) before opening the battery-chamber cover.
• Hold the camera upside down to prevent the
batteries from falling out.
2
3
2
1
Insert the memory card.
• Slide the memory card in as shown until it
clicks into place.
• Close the battery-chamber cover.
Terminals
j Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards could damage the camera or the memory
card. Be sure that the memory card is correctly oriented when inserting.
Front
(label side)
Terminals
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Inserting Memory Cards
Removing Memory Cards
Turn the camera off and make sure that the
power-on lamp is off before opening the batterychamber cover. Press the memory card lightly
( ) to release it. Once released, pull the memory
card out carefully ( ).
1
2
If the message at right is displayed when the power is on,
the memory card must be formatted (c 98) before use.
Card is not formatted
Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures
Format
and other data on the memory card. Be sure to make copies
No
of any pictures you wish to keep before beginning formatting.
To begin formatting, press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Format] and then press d.
Do not turn the camera off or remove the batteries or memory card until formatting
is complete.
The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX L5, be sure
to format them with [Format] (c 98).
Preparation for Shooting
j Formatting Memory Cards
j The Write Protect Switch
SD memory cards are equipped with a write protect
switch. Pictures cannot be recorded or deleted and the
memory card cannot be formatted when this switch is in
the “Lock” position.
Write protect switch
j Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.
• Do not eject the memory card, turn the camera off, remove the batteries, or disconnect the
AC adapter during formatting or while data are being written to or deleted from the memory card.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in loss of data or damage to the camera or
memory card.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shock.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles, or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to humidity or to corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Step1 Select L (Auto) Mode and Turn the Camera On
This section describes how to take pictures in L (auto) mode, an automatic,
“point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
1
Slide the mode selector to L.
2
Turn the camera on.
• The power-on lamp (green) will light and the monitor will turn on.
3
Check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining.
Battery level icon
Battery Level
Monitor
NO ICON
Description
Batteries fully charged.
Batteries low; ready spare batteries.
Warning!!
Battery
exhausted
w
Batteries exhausted. Replace
batteries.
4
Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the capacity of the internal
memory or memory card and option chosen for the image mode setting.
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Step1 Select L (Auto) Mode and Turn the Camera On
l Indicators in L (auto) Mode
Internal memory/memory card
Shooting mode
L displayed in auto mode
M
Pictures will be recorded to internal
memory.
O
Pictures will be recorded to memory
card.
Image mode
Choose from six options depending on how you plan to use the picture. The default setting is E
Normal (3,072 × 2,304).
Vibration reduction
Vibration reduction can be set up
according to the shooting conditions.
The default setting is W (Normal).
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
4
l Available Functions in Auto Shooting Mode
In L mode, macro close-up mode (c 29) and exposure compensation (c 30) can be
applied and pictures can be taken using the flash (c 26) and self-timer (c 28). Press m in
L (auto) mode to display the shooting menu. The shooting menu allows you to specify the
image mode (c 73), white balance setting (c 75), metering mode (c 77), AF area mode
(c 80), and to apply continuous shooting (c 78), BSS (c 79), and color options (c 79) to
suit shooting conditions or your own preferences.
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Step2 Frame a Picture
1
Ready the camera.
• Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping
your fingers and other objects away from the lens,
flash, and microphone.
• When taking pictures in “tall” orientation, turn the
camera clockwise so that the built-in flash is above
the lens.
2
Frame the picture.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
• Frame the picture with the main subject positioned
near the center of the monitor.
4
• Press t (j)/v (k) to activate optical zoom. Press
t (j) to zoom out, increasing the area visible in
the frame, or v (k) to zoom in so that the subject
fills a larger area of the frame.
Zoom in
• When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum magnification (5×), holding v
(k) down for approximately two seconds triggers digital zoom. The subject is
magnified up to 4×, for a total magnification of 20×.
A monitor indicator shows the current zoom ratio.
Zoom indicator
displayed when
t (j)/v (k) is pressed
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Zoom out
Optical zoom
(up to 5×)
Zoom indicator
turns yellow when
digital zoom is in
effect
Step2 Frame a Picture
j Digital Zoom
When enlarging a picture with digital zoom, the slightly grainy image might be produced due
to digital process.
k Vibration reduction (K)
Vibration reduction effectively corrects blur, caused by slight
hand movement known as camera shake, that commonly
occurs when shooting with zoom applied or at slow shutter
speeds. Press K to enable vibration reduction. The vibration
reduction icon is displayed in the monitor.
4
Monitor
Features
K (Normal)
(default setting)
Best choice for most situations. Camera detects and factors out panning
movements when reducing camera shake. When camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction reduces only vertical shake. If
camera is panned vertically, vibration reduction affects only horizontal
shake.
X(Active)
Use when shooting from moving vehicles or in other situations in which
vibration is exaggerated. Panning not supported.
Off
Vibration reduction is not enabled. Turn vibration reduction off when
using a tripod.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Vibration reduction can be used in all modes. However, X
(active vibration reduction) is not available in movie modes.
• Vibration reduction may take a few seconds to activate after the camera recovers from the
standby mode or the power is turned on. Wait until the display stabilizes before shooting.
• There may also be a slight display lag after a picture is taken.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in
some situations.
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Step3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• The camera focuses on the subject positioned
within the active focus area. By default, the camera
automatically chooses the focus area (one of five)
containing the subject closest to the camera.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
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4
• When the subject is in focus, the focus indicator
(p) is green. When the camera is unable to
focus, the focus indicator blinks red. Change the
composition and try again.
• When digital zoom is in effect, the focus area is not
displayed.
2
Press the shutter release button the rest
of the way down to take the picture.
• The shutter will be released, and the picture will be
recorded to the memory card or internal memory.
• Note that the flash may fire if the subject is poorly
lit.
4
Step3 Focus and Shoot
j During Recording
While pictures are being recorded, the y icon will be displayed, or the M or O icon will blink.
Do not turn the camera off, eject the memory card, or remove or disconnect the power
source while these icons are displayed. Cutting power or removing the memory card in these
circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
l Shutter-Release Button
To set focus and exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel
resistance. Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is held in this position.
To release the shutter and take a picture, press the shutter-release button down the rest of
the way down. Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may result
in camera shake and blurred pictures.
Take a picture
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Set focus and
exposure
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Step4 Viewing/Deleting Pictures
Viewing Pictures: Full-Frame Playback
Press i.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
• Press the multi selector I (or G) to view pictures in
reverse order, J (or H) to view pictures in the order
recorded. Press and hold the multi selector to scroll
quickly to a particular frame number without viewing
the intervening pictures.
• For information on using the multi selector, see “Multi
Selector” (c 8).
• Pictures may be displayed briefly at low resolution while
being read from the memory card or internal memory.
• Press i again to return to the shooting mode.
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Deleting Pictures
1
2
Press T to delete the picture currently
displayed in the monitor.
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Yes] and press d.
• To exit without deleting the picture, choose [No]
and press d.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
Erase image(s)?
No
Yes
Done
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Step4 Viewing/Deleting Pictures
k Full-Frame Playback Mode
The following functions are available in the full-frame playback mode.
Option
Quick playback zoom
Enlarge picture
View thumbnails
Press
Description
c
d
Enlarge view of picture currently
displayed in the monitor about 3×.
48
k (v)
Enlarge view of picture currently
displayed in the monitor up to
about 10×.
48
j (t)
Display 4, 9, or 16 picture thumbnails.
47
D-lighting
i (m)
View playback menu
Switch
mode
Records/plays voice memos up to 20
seconds in length.
to
shooting
m
i
53
Enhance brightness and contrast in
dark portions of the pictures.
50
Display the playback menu.
82
Switch to the shooting mode
selected with the mode selector.
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Quick Playback Zoom
Press d to enlarge the view of the picture currently displayed
in full-frame playback 3×. The center of the picture is visible in
the monitor (c 48). The enlarged part is displayed in the guide
in the lower right corner of the monitor in yellow. Press d to
return to full-frame playback.
3.0
:SCROLL
SCROLL
:ZOOM
ZOOM
k Viewing Pictures
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Record/play voice memo
• When the camera is off, pressing i for about one second will turn the camera on in the
full-frame playback mode.
• Pictures stored to the internal memory can only be viewed if no memory card is inserted.
k Deleting the Last Picture Taken
In shooting mode, press T to delete the last picture taken. The
confirmation dialog shown at right will be displayed. Press the
multi selector G or H to choose [Yes] and press d.
• To exit without deleting the picture, choose [No] and press
d.
Erase image(s)?
No
Yes
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Using the Flash
The flash menu will help you to set the flash mode best suited the shooting
conditions.
The flash has a range of 0.5–5.5 m (1 ft. 7.7 in.–18 ft. 0.5 in.) when the
camera is zoomed out all the way. With maximum optical zoom applied, the
range is 0.6–4 m (1 ft. 12 in.–13 ft. 1.8 in.). The following flash modes are
available:
z
Auto (default setting in L mode)
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
A
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
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Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduces “red eye” in portraits (c 27).
B
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
J
Fill flash
Flash fires whenever picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and
back-lit subjects.
D
Slow sync
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light.
1
Press J (flash mode).
• The flash menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose the desired flash mode and press
d.
• The monitor will return to the normal display for the
current mode if the setting is not applied by pressing d within five seconds.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
• The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at
the top of the monitor.
• When z is selected, the icon is only displayed for
five seconds after the setting is applied.
• The flash mode applied in L mode is stored in the
camera’s memory even after the camera is turned
off.
Flash
4
Using the Flash
j When Lighting is Poor
Note the following when lighting is poor and the flash is off (B).
• Place the camera on a flat, level surface or use a tripod (recommended). When using a tripod, turn the vibration reduction off (c 21).
• The W icon is displayed when the camera increases sensitivity from the normal sensitivity to
minimize blur caused by slow shutter speeds. The picture taken when the W icon is displayed may be slightly mottled.
• The camera may process pictures to reduce noise, which makes recording time increase.
j Note on Using the Flash
k The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
• On : Flash will fire when picture is taken.
• Blinks: Flash charging. Wait a few seconds and
try again.
• Off : Flash will not fire when picture is taken.
Flash lamp
k Red-eye Reduction
The COOLPIX L5 is equipped with an advanced red-eye reduction system. Pre-flashes are fired
several times at low intensity before the main flash to reduce “red-eye”. If the camera detects
“red-eye” after a picture is taken, Nikon’s own In-Camera Red-Eye Fix processes the image as
it is recorded. Therefore, there is a slight delay before the shutter-release button operates normally to take another picture. Red-eye reduction may not always produce the desired results.
In some rare cases, other portion of pictures may be affected. Should this occur, choose
another flash mode and try again.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
When using the flash at a wide-angle zoom position, bright reflections from dust particles in
the air may appear as bright spots in the pictures. To reduce these reflections, set the flash to
B (Off) in the monitor or zoom in on the subject.
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Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer
The camera is equipped with a ten-second timer for self-portraits. When
using the self-timer, mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it
on a flat, and stable surface.
1
Press H (self-timer).
• The self-timer menu is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [On] and press d.
• The 10H icon is displayed.
• The monitor will return to the normal display for
the current mode if the setting is not applied by
pressing d within five seconds.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Self-timer
ON
OFF
OFF
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
• The focus and exposure are adjusted.
10
4
4
Press the shutter-release button
fully.
• The self-timer starts.
10
• The self-timer lamp will blink for about
nine seconds. The lamp stops blinking one
second before the photograph is taken
4
and remains lit until the shutter is
released.
• A countdown of the time remaining until
the shutter is released is displayed in the
monitor.
• To cancel the self-timer without taking a
picture, press the shutter-release button again before the picture is taken.
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Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 4 cm
(1.6 in.). Note that the flash may be unable to light shots entire subject at
distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.). If flash fires, play the picture back
and check the results.
1
Press L (macro close-up mode).
• The macro close-up mode is displayed.
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [On] and press d.
• The F icon is displayed.
• The monitor will return to the normal display for
the current mode if the setting is not applied by
pressing d within five seconds.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Macro close-up
ON
OFF
Press v (k) or t (j) to frame the picture.
• Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position.
The camera can focus at a distance of 4 cm (1.6 in.)
at the zoom position at which L turns green.
4
Focus and shoot.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
2
• The macro close-up mode applied in L mode is
stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
k Macro Close-up Mode
In macro close-up mode, the camera focuses continuously, even when the shutter-release
button is not pressed halfway to lock focus.
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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested
by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker.
1
2
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
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Press I (exposure).
Press the multi selector G or H to adjust
exposure.
Exp. +/-
• When the picture is too dark: adjust the exposure
compensation to “+” side.
• When the picture is too bright: adjust the exposure
compensation to “-” side.
• The monitor will return to the normal display for
the current mode if the setting is not applied by pressing d within five seconds.
• Exposure compensation can be set to values between -2.0 and +2.0 EV.
• For information on using the multi selector, see “Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Press d.
• The I icon is displayed in the monitor.
• The exposure compensation applied in L mode is
stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
4
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Scene Mode
The camera offers a choice of “assist” and
“scene” modes. In these mode, camera settings are
automatically optimized for the selected subject
type.
Scene Assist Modes (four types)
Scene assist modes offer framing assist options to
help you compose your shots.
B
Portrait
Use for portraits. The main subject stands out clearly while the background
details are softened, lending a sense of depth to the composition.
E
Landscape
P
Sports
Fast shutter speeds freeze fast-moving subjects for dynamic sports scenes.
D
Night portrait
Use for a natural balance between the main subject and background lighting
in portraits shot taken at night.
Scene Modes (eleven types)
Scene modes allow you to take pictures optimized for a particular subject
type by simply choosing a scene mode and pressing the shutter-release button.
C Party/indoor
G Night landscape
O Copy
H Beach/snow
M Close up
L Back light
I Sunset
N Museum
F Panorama assist
J Dusk/dawn
K Fireworks show
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Use for vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in
such subjects as skyscapes and forests.
l Image Mode
The [Z Image mode] (c 73) can be set in the assist menu of
the scene assist modes or in the scene menu. Changes made
to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
Portrait
Portrait figure
Image mode
MENU Exit
?
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Scene Assist Modes
These modes offer a selection of framing assist options that allow you to
compose pictures with the help of framing guides displayed in the monitor.
Taking Pictures in Scene Assist Modes
1
Select b mode.
2
Press m to display the scene menu.
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
3
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose a scene assist mode and press d.
• The framing assist menu is displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
SCN Scene menu
Set up
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Night portrait
MENU Exit
?
Scene assist modes
4
5
Press G or H to choose the appropriate
composition type and press d.
Portrait
Portrait
Portrait left
Portrait right
Portrait close-up
Portrait couple
MENU Exit
?
Frame a picture and shoot.
• When the framing guides are displayed,
position the subject in the framing
guides.
4
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Scene Assist Modes
B Portrait Assist
Use this mode for portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly while background details are
softened. Portrait subjects exhibit smooth, naturallooking skin tones.
B
Portrait
Camera focuses on subject in the center of the monitor. No guides are displayed.
N
Portrait left
O
Portrait right
Compose shot with subject in the right half of the frame. Camera focuses on
subject inside the framing guides.
P
Portrait close-up
Compose shot with subject’s face in the top half of the frame. Camera
focuses on face area inside the framing guides.
Q
Portrait couple
Compose shot with two subjects side-by-side. Camera focuses on subjects
inside the framing guides.
R
Portrait figure
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Compose shot with subject in the left half of the frame. Camera focuses on
subject inside the framing guides.
Compose shot in “tall” orientation. Camera focuses on subject inside the
framing guides. Pictures taken in “tall” (portrait) orientation are displayed in
the same “tall” (portrait) orientation in the monitor.
J Flash:
Changeable
(Default: A (Red-eye reduction flash))
H Self-timer:
Available
L Macro close-up:
Off
I Exposure compensation: Available
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Scene Assist Modes
E Landscape Assist
Use this mode for vivid landscapes, cityscapes, and
portraits featuring a landmark in the background.
E
Landscape
Camera focuses at infinity. No guides are displayed.*
S
Scenic view
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Use to photograph distant skylines. Camera focuses at infinity.* Align top of
skyline with the wavy framing guide displayed to determine the composition.
U
Architecture
Use to photograph buildings. Camera focuses at infinity.* A grid is
displayed in the monitor to help keep verticals and horizontals
aligned with the frame.
V
Group right
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to right and landmark or other
objects in background at left of frame.
W
Group left
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to left and landmark or other
objects in background at right of frame.
J Flash:
[Landscape], [Scenic view], [Architecture]: B (Off)
[Group right], [Group left]: Changeable
(Default: z (Auto))
H Self-timer:
Available
L Macro close-up:
Off
I Exposure compensation: Available
* Focus indicator (c 22) is always displayed in green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway; note, however, that objects in foreground may not always be in
focus.
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Scene Assist Modes
P Sports Assist
Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze
the action in a single shot or record motion in a series
of pictures. No framing guides are displayed.
P
Sports
While the shutter-release button is held down, pictures are taken at rate of
about 0.7 frames per second (fps).
X
Sport spectator
Y
Sport composite
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, camera
takes 16 shots in about 2 seconds and arranges them in
four rows to form a single picture (E Normal: 3,072 ×
2,304 pixels). Camera focuses continuously even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
B (Off)
Off
Off
Available
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
As above, except that camera focuses at ranges of 2 m (6 ft.) to infinity at
maximum wide-angle zoom position and 30 m (98 ft.) to infinity at maximum
telephoto position.
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Scene Assist Modes
D Night Portrait Assist
Use this mode to achieve a natural balance between
the main subject and background lighting in portraits shot taken at night. This mode offers the same
assist options as portrait assist mode (c 33). Pictures taken at slow shutter speeds are processed to
reduce noise; to prevent blurring, mount the camera
on a tripod or rest it on a flat, stable surface.
J Flash:
A (Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction)
(A is displayed in the monitor.)
H Self-timer:
Available
L Macro close-up:
Off
I Exposure compensation: Available (Default: ±0)
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
j Using a Tripod
Turn vibration reduction (c 21) off when using a tripod.
k Noise Reduction
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Noise reduction (c 27) may be automatically applied as pictures taken in night portrait assist
mode are recorded.
Scene Modes
Taking Pictures in Scene Modes
1
Select b mode.
2
Press m to display the scene menu.
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose the scene mode and press d.
• Three pages of scene modes are available, beginning with [Party/indoor] and ending with [Panorama assist].
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
4
SCN Scene menu
Party/indoor
Beach/snow
Sunset
Dusk/dawn
Night landscape
MENU Exit
?
Scene modes
Frame the subject and take the
picture.
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
3
4
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Scene Modes
The following scene modes are available:
C Party/indoor
Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame.
• Turn vibration reduction (c 21) on and hold the camera
steadily to prevent camera shake.
J Flash:
Changeable
(Default: A (Auto with red-eye reduction))
H Self-timer:
Available
L Macro close-up:
Off
I Exposure compensation: Available
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
H Beach/snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
• Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
I Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• Camera focuses at infinity. Focus indicator (c 22) always
lights up green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, that objects in foreground may not
always be in focus.
• Turn vibration reduction (c 21) on and hold the camera
steadily to prevent camera shake.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
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Changeable (Default: z (Auto))
Available
Available
Available
B (Off)
Available
Off
Available
Scene Modes
J Dusk/dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. Focus indicator (c 22) always
lights up green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, that objects in foreground may not
always be in focus.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
B (Off)
Available
Off
Available
G Night landscape
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
B (Off)
Available
Off
Available
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night landscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. Focus indicator (c 22) always
lights up green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, objects in foreground may not
always be in focus.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
j Using a Tripod
Turn vibration reduction (c 21) off when using a tripod.
l Noise Reduction
Noise reduction (c 27) may be automatically applied as pictures taken in dusk/dawn and
night landscape modes are recorded.
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Scene Modes
M Close up
Photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at close
range (c 29).
• Camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway to lock focus.
• Turn vibration reduction (c 21) on and hold the camera
steadily to prevent camera shake.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
Changeable (Default: B (Off))
Available
Off
Available
N Museum
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in which
you do not want to use the flash.
• Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame.
• [A] (c 79) turns on automatically.
• Turn vibration reduction (c 21) on and hold the camera
steadily to prevent camera shake.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
K Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of
light from a firework.
• Camera focuses at infinity. Focus indicator (c 22) always
lights up green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, that objects in foreground may not
always be in focus.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
40
B (Off)
Available
Available
Available
B (Off)
Off
Off
Not available
Scene Modes
O Copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame.
• Use macro close-up mode (c 29) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
Changeable (Default: B (Off))
Available
Available
Available
L Back light
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
J (Fill flash)
Available
Off
Available
F Panorama assist (c 42)
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
Use when light is coming from behind your portrait subject,
throwing features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows.
• Camera focuses on subject in the center of the frame.
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using PictureProject.
J Flash:
H Self-timer:
L Macro close-up:
I Exposure compensation:
Changeable (Default: B (Off))
Available
Available
Available
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Scene Modes
Taking Pictures for a Panorama (c 41)
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod
for best results.
1
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [F Panorama assist] in the scene
menu and press d.
SCN Scene menu
Panorama assist
Image mode
• The E icon appears in yellow to indicate the panorama direction (that is, the direction in which pictures are serialized).
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
MENU Exit
?
Take the first picture.
• The first picture is displayed in the first
third of the monitor.
4
3
Take the second picture.
• Compose the next picture so that it
overlaps the first picture.
• Repeat until you have taken the necessary number of pictures to complete the
scene.
4
3
Press d to finalize the series.
• Monitor display returns to that shown in step 2.
1
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Scene Modes
j Panorama Assist
Flash mode (c 26), self-timer (c 28), macro close-up (c 29) and exposure compensation
(c 30) settings cannot be adjusted after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted,
nor can zoom or image mode setting (c 73) be adjusted until the series is finalized.
l G
The G icon (white) is displayed to show that white balance
and exposure have been locked at the values set with the first
shot. All pictures taken in a panorama series have the same
exposure and white balance settings.
3
Selecting Scene Mode: b Scene Mode
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One-Touch Portrait Mode
Taking Pictures in the One-Touch Portrait Mode
For portrait shots, press m when the camera is in the auto mode, scene
mode and movie mode. The following features are automatically activated:
• Portrait: Portrait subjects stand out clearly while background details are
softened, lending a sense of depth to the composition.
• Face-priority AF: Face-priority AF is enabled to allow the camera to automatically recognize human faces.
• Auto red-eye reduction: The flash mode is automatically set to A (auto
with red-eye reduction: c 26).
Press m again to return to the shooting mode indicated with the mode
selector.
1
Press m.
• The K guide is displayed.
One-Touch Portrait Mode
2
Frame a picture using the K guide.
• When the camera detects a face, the guide is displayed with a double yellow border.
• When the camera detects more than one face, the
closest face is framed by a double border and the
rest by a single border. The camera focuses on the
face framed by the double border. If the camera
loses its ability to detect a face (for example,
because the subject has looked away from the camera), borders are no longer
displayed and monitor display returns to that shown in step 1.
3
Press the shutter-release button
halfway.
• Focus and exposure are set, and the double border turns green.
4
44
Press the shutter-release button the rest
of the way down to take a picture.
Taking Pictures in the One-Touch Portrait Mode
j Face-Priority AF
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or
not the subject is facing the camera.
• The camera will focus continuously until a face detected.
• If the yellow double border blinks when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the
camera was unable to focus. Release the button and try again.
• If no face is recognized when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera
focus is on the center of the frame.
• The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations;
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When face-priority AF recognizes one or more faces with shooting in “tall” orientation, pictures are displayed in “tall” orientation when played back in the camera monitor.
k Settings for One-Touch Portrait Mode
•
•
•
•
Flash: Changeable
Self-timer/Exposure compensation: Available
Macro close-up: Off
One-touch portrait: Changeable (c 46)
One-Touch Portrait Mode
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The One-Touch Portrait Menu
The one-touch portrait menu contains the image mode option, and the portrait option that allows you to apply tone effect to images.
Z
Set up
Display the setup menu (c 88).
Z
Image mode
Choose an image mode (c 73).
B
Portrait effect
Choose from [Normal], [Brighter] (brightens skin tones), and [Softer] (softens
the overall image).
Applying Portrait Effect
1
One-Touch Portrait Mode
Press m in the one-touch portrait
mode.
• The one-touch portrait menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Portrait effect] and press d.
• The options available for [Portrait effect] are displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Press G or H to choose the option and
press d.
• The setting is applied and the one-touch portrait
menu is displayed.
• Press m to return the one-touch portrait menu
without applying the setting.
46
One-touch portrait
Set up
Image mode
-Portrait effect
MENU Exit
B Portrait effect
Normal
Brighter
Softer
MENU Exit
?
More on Playback
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Pressing j (t) in full-frame playback (c 24) to
display pictures in “contact sheets” of four, nine, or
sixteen thumbnail images. The following operations
can be performed while thumbnails are displayed:
To
Press
Description
c
Choose pictures
Press the multi selector G, H, I, or J to
choose pictures.
8
Change number
of pictures displayed
With four thumbnails displayed, press j
(t) once to view nine thumbnails, or twice to
view sixteen thumbnails. With sixteen thumbnails displayed, press k (v) once to display
nine thumbnails or twice to display four
thumbnails. With four thumbnails displayed,
press k (v) to return to full-frame playback.
–
d
Cancel thumbnail playback and return to fullframe playback.
–
Delete picture
T
Confirmation dialog will be displayed. Choose
[Yes] and press d to delete.
24
View playback
menu
m
Display the playback menu.
82
Switch to the shooting mode selected with
the mode selector.
24
Switch to shooting mode
i
More on Playback
Cancel thumbnail playback
47
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Press k (v) to zoom in on still images displayed in
full-frame playback (c 24). Playback zoom is not
available when the current picture is a movie or a
copy created using the small picture option.
4.0
::SCROLL
SCROLL
Press d to enlarge the view of the picture currently
displayed in full-frame playback (c 24) 3×. The
center of the picture is visible in the monitor (quick
playback zoom).
3.0
The playback zoom ratio is displayed in the monitor
:SCROLL
SCROLL
while the pictures are zoomed in with quick playback zoom, and the following operations can be performed :
To
Zoom in
More on Playback
48
Zoom out
:ZOOM
ZOOM
:ZOOM
ZOOM
Press
Description
c
k (v)
Zoom increases each time k (v) is pressed, to
a maximum of 10×. While the image is
zoomed in, the zoom ratio is displayed in the
top left corner of the monitor.
–
Zoom decreases each time j (t) is pressed.
j (t) To cancel playback zoom, zoom out until
entire picture is displayed.
–
View other
areas of picture
Use the multi selector to scroll to areas of picture not visible in the monitor. To use the
multi selector to view other pictures, cancel
playback zoom.
In quick playback zoom, scroll to areas of picture not visible by pressing G, H, I, or J
referring to the guide displayed in the lower
right corner of the monitor.
8
Crop picture
Crop current picture to contain only the portion visible in the monitor.
49
Return to fullframe playback
d
Cancel playback zoom and return to fullframe playback.
Delete picture
T
Confirmation dialog will be displayed. Choose
[Yes] and press d to delete.
24
View playback
menu
m
Display the playback menu.
82
Switch to the shooting mode selected with
the mode selector.
24
Switch to shooting mode
i
–
Editing Pictures
Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop
If the N:u icon is displayed in the monitor with playback zoom enabled
(c 48), the portion of the picture currently visible in the monitor can be
saved as a separate file.
1
2
Press k (v) to zoom in on the image in
full-frame playback.
Adjust display so that only the portion of
the picture to be saved is shown.
3
:SCROLL
SCROLL
:ZOOM
ZOOM
More on Playback
• Press k (v) or j (t) to adjust the zoom ratio.
• Press the multi selector G, H, I, or J to scroll to
areas of the picture not currently visible in the monitor.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
4.0
Press the shutter-release button.
• The confirmation dialog will be displayed.
4
Press G or H to choose [Yes] and press
d.
• A new picture, containing only the area visible in
the monitor, is created.
Save this image
as displayed?
No
Yes
k Cropped Copy Image Mode
Depending on the size of the original picture and the zoom ratio in effect at the time the copy
was created, the camera will automatically select one of the following image-mode settings
for cropped copies. (Unit: pixel)
• d 2,592 × 1,944
• f 1,600 × 1,200
• i 640 × 480
• a 2,272 × 1,704
• g 1,280 × 960
• J 320 × 240
• e 2,048 × 1,536
• h 1,024 × 768
• K 160 × 120
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Editing Pictures
Enhancing Contrast: D-Lighting
D-Lighting can be used to create copies, with enhanced brightness and contrast, of pictures affected by backlighting or insufficient flash lighting.
1
Display the desired picture in full-frame
playback (c 24) and press i (m).
• D-Lighting copies can also be created by pressing
i (m) after selecting a picture in thumbnail playback mode.
• The original picture is displayed at left and the picture applied with D-lighting enhancement is displayed at right.
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [OK] and press d.
More on Playback
• A new copy with enhanced brightness and contrast
is created.
• To exit without creating a new copy, choose [Cancel] and press d.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
• D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the z icon
displayed during playback.
D-Lighting
OK
Cancel
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Editing Pictures
H Resizing Pictures: Small Picture
Create a small copy of the current picture. Copies are stored as JPEG files
with compression ratio of 1 : 16. Choose from the following sizes:
I 640×480
Suited to television playback.
J 320×240
Suited to display on web pages.
K 160×120
Suitable for e-mail attachments.
1
Display the desired picture in playback
mode (c 24) and press m.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Small pic.] and press d.
MENU Exit
3
Press G or H to choose the desired copy
size and press d.
• The confirmation dialog will be displayed.
• To exit without creating a new copy, press m.
?
Small pic.
640×480
320×240
160×120
More on Playback
• The small picture options are displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
Playback menu
Transfer marking
Small pic.
Copy
MENU Exit
4
Press G or H to choose [Yes] and press
d.
• A small picture copy is created at the chosen size.
Create small picture file?
No
Yes
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Editing Pictures
Small copies are recognized by their gray border
and the I, J, or K icon displayed during playback.
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Restrictions on Picture Editing
The following restrictions apply to copies created using crop (c 49), D-Lighting (c 50), and small picture (c 51).
• Copies created using the crop or small picture functions cannot be edited
again.
• The D-Lighting function cannot be used on copies created using the DLighting function. In other words, this function can only be applied to a
picture once.
More on Playback
k Picture Editing
• The COOLPIX L5 editing functions may not be available for pictures taken with nonCOOLPIX L5 digital cameras.
• If a copy created using the COOLPIX L5 is viewed on a different digital camera, the picture
may not be displayed or may not be transferred to a computer.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal
memory or on the memory card.
l Original Pictures and Edited Pictures
52
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original pictures are deleted.
The original pictures are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are stored with the same recording date and time as the original.
• Copies created using crop, D-Lighting, and small picture have the same transfer marking
(c 86) as the original but are not marked for printing (c 70) or protecting (c 85).
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback
The camera’s built-in microphone can be used to record voice memos for pictures indicated by the N:O (voice memo recording guide) icon in full-frame
playback (c 24).
Recording Voice Memos
Press and hold the shutter-release button
to record a voice memo. Recording ends
after about 20 seconds or when the shutter-release button is released.
• Do not touch the built-in microphone
during recording.
• During recording, y and P blink in
the monitor display.
17s
Playing Voice Memos
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Deleting Voice Memos
Select a picture with a
recorded voice memo and
press T. Choose P and
press d to delete the voice
memo only.
More on Playback
Select a picture with a recorded voice
memo and press the shutter-release button
to play it back. Playback ends when the
voice memo ends or the shutter-release
button is pressed again.
• Pictures with voice memos are indicated
by the N:P and P icons in full-frame
playback.
• Press t (j) or v (k) to adjust the volume.
Erase image(s)?
No
Yes
j Voice Memos
• Voice memo file names are the same as those of the images they attach to except that the
extension is “.WAV”, e.g., “DSCN0015.WAV (c 104).
• If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new voice
memo can be recorded.
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Recording and Viewing Movies
Movie Mode
Follow the instructions below to shoot movies with sound recorded via the
built-in microphone.
1
Select T mode.
• The maximum length of the movie that can be
recorded is displayed in the monitor.
2
Press the shutter-release button
to start recording.
• A progress bar at the bottom of the
monitor shows the amount of recording
time remaining.
• To end recording, press the shutter10s
release button again.
• Recording will end automatically when the internal memory or memory card is
full.
Recording and Viewing Movies
j Recording Movies
• The flash (c 26), self-timer (c 28), and exposure compensation (c 30) can not be used in
movie mode. Macro close-up (c 29) can be used while movies are being recorded.
• Digital zoom (up to 2×) can be applied ([TV movie 640] up to 1.9×) while movies are being
recorded. Adjust zoom before beginning recording. Once recording begins, optical zoom
cannot be adjusted.
• Vibration reduction (c 21) is only available at a setting of b (Normal).
l Settings for Movie Mode
54
The movie options and the auto-focus mode option can be set in the movie menu (c 55, 56).
The Movie Menu
Movie Options
The movie menu offers the options shown below.
Maximum movie length1
Option
Memory card
8 MB
256 MB
5 sec.
2 min. 50 sec.2
S
Movies are recorded at 30
Small size 320
frames per second. Each frame
(default setting) is 320 × 240 pixels in size.
13 sec.
6 min. 30 sec.
Movies are recorded at 30
frames per second. Each frame
is 160 × 120 pixels in size.
Small size allows for recording
of longer movies.
50 sec.
25 min.
R
U
Smaller size 160
2
Internal
memory
Movies are recorded at 30
frames per second. Each frame
is 640 × 480 pixels in size.
TV movie 640
1
Description
All figures are approximate. Maximum movie length may vary depending on type of
memory card used.
To prevent TV movie 640 from ending unexpectedly, use card rated for 10 MB/s.
Choose how the camera focuses in movie mode.
Option
Description
ZSingle AF
(default setting)
Camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at this position during recording.
aFull-time AF
Camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the shutter-release
button is not pressed. Choose [Single AF] if the sound of the
camera focusing interferes with recording.
Recording and Viewing Movies
Auto-Focus Mode
k Movie File and Folder Names
See “Image File and Folder Names” (c 104).
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The Movie Menu
Applying Movie Setting
1
Select T mode.
2
Press m.
• The movie menu is displayed.
3
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Movie options] or [Auto focus
mode] and press d.
• The options available for the selected item are displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
Recording and Viewing Movies
4
Press G or H to choose the desired setting and press d.
• The setting is enabled and the movie menu is displayed.
• Press m to return to the main movie menu without applying the setting.
Movie
Set up
Movie options
Auto-focus mode
MENU Exit
Movie options
TV movie 640
Small size 320
Smaller size 160
MENU Exit
Auto-focus mode
Single AF
Full-time AF
MENU Exit
56
?
Movie Playback
In full-frame playback (c 24), movies are recognized by the S icon. To play a movie, display it in
full-frame playback and press d.
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Playback display
Use t (j)/v (k) to adjust playback volume.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor. Press the multi selector I or J to choose
a control, then press d to perform the selected
operation.
For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
To
Press
Pausing
2s
Volume indicator
Description
Rewind
Q
Movie rewinds while d is pressed.
Fast forward
U
Movie advances while d is pressed.
Pause playback.
The following operations can be performed while playback
is paused.
Stop
R
S
V
Rewind movie by one frame.
W
Advance movie by one frame.
z
Resume playback.
S
Stop playback and return to full-frame playback.
Stop playback and return to full-frame playback.
Deleting Movie Files
Display a movie in full-frame (c 24) or thumbnail
playback mode (c 47) and press T.
A confirmation dialog is displayed. Choose [Yes]
and press d to delete the movie, or choose [No]
and press d to return to the normal playback display without deleting the movie.
Recording and Viewing Movies
Pause
Erase image(s)?
No
Yes
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
You can connect your camera to your television, computer, or printer to view
pictures you have taken.
Connecting to a TV (c 59)
View pictures on a TV by connecting your
camera via the supplied audio/video cable.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Connecting to a Computer (c 60)
Use the supplied PictureProject
software to copy pictures to a
computer, and then organize,
browse, edit, and save those
pictures. Connect the camera
to the computer using the
supplied USB cable. You can
also print pictures from a
printer connected to the computer using PictureProject
installed in the computer.
Connecting to a Printer (c 64)
Connect your camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer. Use the supplied
USB cable to connect the camera to a
printer for direct printing.
j Before Connecting the Camera
Use fresh batteries or the EH-65A AC adapter kit (available separately) to prevent the camera
from turning off unexpectedly while connected.
k Playback, Transfer, or Print Pictures from Internal Memory
To view pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory on a TV, or to transfer them to a
computer or print with direct connection to a printer, remove the memory card from the camera.
l Printing Pictures
58
In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer from your personal printer and
printing over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available
for printing pictures:
• Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Take a memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the pictures and the number of prints each using
your camera’s [Print set] menu (c 70).
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television using the audio/video (A/V) cable to play
back pictures on the television.
Turn the camera off.
2
Connect the A/V cable.
• Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white plug to
the audio-in jack.
Yellow
3
White
Tune the television to the video channel.
• See the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
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1
Press i for one second to turn the camera on.
• The camera monitor will remain off and the image
normally shown in the monitor will be displayed on
the television.
j Connecting the A/V Cable
• When connecting the A/V cable, be sure that the camera connector is oriented correctly.
Do not use force when connecting the A/V cable to the camera. When disconnecting the
A/V cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.
• Do not pinch the connector cover between the camera’s A/V connector and the A/V cable
connector when connecting the cable to the camera.
j Video Mode
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting conforms to the standard used by your television. The video mode setting is an option in the [Interface] (c 99) item in the setup menu
(c 88).
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Connecting to a Computer
Use the USB cable and PictureProject software supplied with your camera to
copy (transfer) pictures to a computer.
Before Connecting the Camera
Installing PictureProject
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Before transferring pictures or movies to a computer, PictureProject must be
installed. For more information on installing and using PictureProject, see the
Quick Start Guide.
Confirming USB Option
The following two methods can be used to transfer pictures from the camera
to a computer:
• Press E (d) on the camera.
• Click [Transfer] in PictureProject.
The method used will depend on your computer’s operating system and the
USB option selected in the camera’s setup menu.
USB option1
Operating system
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Professional3
Mac OS X (10.3.9 or later)
1
2
3
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E (d) on the camera2
PictureProject
Transfer button
Choose [Mass storage] or [PTP].
Choose [Mass storage].
Choose [PTP].
Choose [Mass storage]
or [PTP].
This camera supports the USB mass storage device class (default setting [Mass storage])
and Picture Transfer Protocol ([PTP]) USB transfer protocols.
The camera’s E (d) button cannot be used to transfer pictures when the memory card
write-protect switch is in the “lock” position. Use the [Transfer] button in PictureProject.
To use E (d) on the camera, unlock by sliding the switch to the “write” position before
transferring pictures.
If your computer is running Windows 2000 Professional, be sure to set the USB option to
[Mass storage]. If [PTP] is selected, the Found New Hardware Wizard will be displayed
when the camera is connected to the computer. Select [Cancel], close the window, and
disconnect the camera from the computer.
Connecting to a Computer
Setting the USB Option
Set the USB option (c 99) in the setup menu on the camera before connecting the camera to the computer or printer.
1
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Set up] and press d.
• The setup menu is displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Press G or H to choose [Interface] and
press d.
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
MENU Exit
Set up
Interface
Reset all
Battery Type
Firmware version
MENU Exit
4
Press G or H to choose [USB] and press
d.
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2
Press m.
?
Interface
USB
Video mode
Auto transfer
MENU Exit
5
Press G or H to choose [PTP] or [Mass
storage] and press d.
• The setting is enabled.
• To finish setting, press m.
USB
PTP
Mass storage
MENU Exit
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Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Pictures to a Computer
1
2
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3
Turn on a computer to which PictureProject has been installed.
Turn the camera off and connect the USB cable as shown below.
Turn the camera on.
• At default PictureProject settings, PictureProject
Transfer is launched immediately with recognition
of camera connection.
4
Transfer pictures and movies.
• Transfer using PictureProject
While PictureProject Transfer is launched, click [Transfer] of PictureProject Transfer.
All pictures and movies marked for transfer are copied to the computer. Once
transfer is complete, pictures are displayed in PictureProject.
• Transfer using E (d) on the camera
While PictureProject Transfer is launched, press E (d) on the camera to copy
pictures marked for transfer (c 63) to the computer. The following messages
are displayed in the camera monitor during transfer.
Preparing to transfer
Transferring images
to computer
Transfer completed
j Connecting the USB Cable
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• When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not
use force when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull
the connector at an angle.
• Do not pinch the connector cover between the camera’s USB connector and the USB cable
connector when connecting the cable to the camera.
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5
Disconnect the camera once transfer is complete.
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• If the USB option is set to [PTP]
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
• If the USB option is set to [Mass storage]
Remove the camera from the system as described below before turning the
camera off and disconnecting the USB cable.
Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional
Click the [Safely Remove Hardware] icon ( ) in the taskbar and select [Safely
remove USB Mass Storage Device] from the menu displayed.
Windows 2000 Professional
Click the [Unplug or Eject Hardware] icon (
) in the taskbar and select [Stop
USB Mass Storage Device] from the menu displayed.
Macintosh
Drag the untitled camera volume (“NO NAME”) to the Trash.
k Marking Pictures for Transfer
Pictures marked for transfer are recognized by the E icon displayed during playback. By default, all pictures are automatically marked for transfer. Two options control transfer marking:
• [Interface]>[Auto transfer] in the setup menu: Choose [On] to
mark all new pictures for transfer (c 99).
• [Transfer marking] in the playback menu: Change marking
for existing pictures (c 86).
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Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (c 117) printers can connect the camera
directly to the printer and print pictures without using a computer.
Take pictures
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Select pictures for printing using [Print set] option
(c 70)
Connect to printer (c 65)
Print pictures one at
a time (c 66)
Print multiple pictures (c 67)
Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable
Connecting to a Printer
Connecting the Camera and Printer
1
Set the USB option (c 61) to [PTP].
USB
PTP
Mass storage
2
Turn the camera off.
3
Turn the printer on.
• Check printer settings.
4
Connect the USB cable as shown below.
5
Turn the camera on.
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MENU Exit
• The PictBridge start-up screen ( ) will be displayed
in the camera monitor. The camera will then enter
full-frame playback with the PictBridge logo displayed in the top left corner of the monitor ( ).
PictBridge
OK :
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j Connecting the USB Cable
• When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not
use force when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull
the connector at an angle.
• Do not pinch the connector cover between the camera’s USB connector and the USB cable
connector when connecting the cable to the camera.
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Connecting to a Printer
Printing Pictures One at a Time
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (c 65), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
Press the multi selector G, H, I, or J
to choose a picture and press d.
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• The [PictBridge] menu is displayed.
• To choose a picture from a list of thumbnails, press
j (t) and use the multi selector to choose the
OK :
desired picture, or press k (v) to exit to full-frame
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playback.
• For information on using the multi selector, see “Multi Selector” (c 8).
2
Press G or H to choose [Copies] and
press d.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
3
Press G or H to choose the number of
copies (up to 9) and press d.
Copies
8
4
Press G or H to choose [Paper size] and
press d.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
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5
• To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
[Default] in the paper size menu and press d.
Paper size
Default
3.5 x 5 in.
5 x 7 in.
Postcard
100 x 150mm
Press G or H to choose [Start print] and
press d.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing starts.
• Monitor display returns to that shown in step 1
when printing is complete.
• Press d to terminate printing before printing is
complete.
Printing
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OK Cancel
Current print/
total number of prints
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6
Press G or H to choose the desired
paper size and press d.
Printing Multiple Pictures
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (c 65), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
Press m.
• The print menu is displayed.
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Connecting to a Printer
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Paper size] and press d.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
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3
Press G or H to choose the desired
paper size and press d.
• To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
[Default] in the paper size menu and press d.
4
Press G or H to choose [Print selection],
[Print all images] or [DPOF printing] and
press d.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Paper size
Default
3.5 x 5 in.
5 x 7 in.
Postcard
100 x 150mm
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
Select pictures and specify the number of prints for each picture. Proceed
to step 5.
Print all images
All pictures stored in the internal memory or memory card are printed.
Proceed to step 7.
DPOF printing
Pictures for which a print order has been created are printed accordingly (c 70).
• The options for DPOF printing are displayed.
• To print, press G or H to choose [Start
print] and press d. Proceed to step 7.
• To view the current print order, choose
[Confirm] and press d. Print order details
will be displayed. Proceed to step 6.
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DPOF printing
005 prints
Start print
Confirm
Cancel
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5
Choose the pictures and number of copies (up to 9) of each and press d.
Print selection
6
Press G, H, I, or J to confirm the pictures and press d.
• Press m to modify the selection and return to
the print selection screen.
004 prints
1
2
3
4
MENU Back OK Print
7
Printing starts.
• Monitor display returns to the [Print menu] (step 2)
when printing is complete.
• Press d to terminate printing before it is complete.
Printing
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• The current picture is shown at the center of the
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MENU Back
• Press G or H to increase or decrease the number
of copies for each picture.
• Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w icon and the number of
copies to be printed. The w icon is not displayed with pictures for which 0 copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.
• When the setting is complete, press d.
OK Cancel
k Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: [Default] (the default paper size for the current printer), [3.5 x 5 in.], [5 x 7 in.], [Postcard], [100 x 150 mm], [4 x 6 in.], [8 x 10 in.], [Letter], [A3], and [A4]. Only sizes supported by the current printer will be displayed.
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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
The [Print set] option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print
orders” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices (c 117) or at a digital
photo lab which supports DPOF.
In addition to pictures themselves, shooting date and photo information
(shutter speed and aperture) can also be printed.
When the camera is connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer, pictures
can be printed from the printer according to the DPOF print order you have
created for pictures on the memory card. If the memory card is removed
from the camera, you can create the DPOF print order for pictures in the
internal memory and print pictures according to the DPOF print order.
1
Press m in playback mode.
• The playback menu is displayed.
• When printing from a PictBridge-compatible printer,
create print orders before connecting the camera to
the printer.
2
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Print set] from the playback
menu and press d.
• The [Print set] menu is displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Press G or H to choose [Print selected]
and press d.
Playback menu
Set up
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
MENU Exit
?
Print set
Print selected
Delete print set
MENU Exit
4
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Choose the pictures and number of copies (up to 9) of each and press d.
Print selection
• The current picture is shown at the center of the
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monitor display.
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ture.
MENU Back
• Press G or H to increase or decrease the number
of copies for each picture.
• Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w icon and the number of
copies to be printed. The w icon is not displayed with pictures for which 0 copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.
• When the setting is completed, press d.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
5
Set the date and info options.
Print set
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the
w icon displayed with playback.
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j Print Set
[Date] and [Info] are reset each time the print set menu (step 4) is displayed. Information normally printed when [Info] is selected in the print set menu is not printed when the camera is
connected directly to the printer.
k DPOF Print Order
To delete current print order, choose [Delete print set] in the print set menu (step 3) and press
d.
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Press G or H to choose an option, and press d to
Done
turn y on and enable that option. To turn y off,
press d again.
Date
• [Date]: Print the date of recording on all pictures in
Info
print order.
MENU Exit
• [Info]: Print shutter speed and aperture on all pictures in the print order. Note that this information is not printed with direct connection to a printer (c 65).
• [Done]: Complete the print order and exit.
k Notes on the Print Set [Date] Option
The date and time printed on pictures with DPOF printing
when [Date] in the print set menu is enabled are those
recorded with the picture when it was taken. Date and time
printed using this option are not affected when the camera’s
date and time setting are changed from the setup menu after
pictures are recorded.
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l Differences Between Print Set and Date Imprint
Date and time can only be printed on pictures using the [Date] option in the print set menu
when pictures are printed from a DPOF-compatible printer (c 117).
Use the [Date imprint] (c 95) option in the setup menu to print the date on pictures from a
printer that does not support DPOF (position of the date is fixed at the bottom right hand corner of the picture). Once the [Date imprint] option is enabled, the date forms a permanent
part of the image and cannot be deleted from pictures.
When the date option for both [Print set] and [Date imprint] is enabled, only the date from
the [Date imprint] option is printed, even when a DPOF-compatible printer is used.
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Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
The following options are available in the shooting menu.
Z
Set up
Z
Image mode
d
White balance*
c 88
Display the setup menu.
c 73
Choose image size and quality.
c 75
Match white balance to the light source.
m
Metering
c 77
Choose the method used to control exposure.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
q
Continuous*
A
BSS*
d
Color Options*
c 78
Take pictures one at a time or in a sequence.
c 79
Use the “best shot selector” to choose the sharpest picture.
c 79
Apply color effects to pictures as they are recorded.
k
AF area mode
c 80
Choose where the camera focuses.
* See the information on restrictions that may apply to [White balance], [Continuous],
[BSS], and [Color Options] settings (c 81).
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Set the mode selector to L (auto) and press m to display the shooting
menu.
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
MENU Exit
• To choose menus and apply selection, use the multi selector (c 8).
• To exit the shooting menu, press m.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Z Image Mode
Pictures taken with a digital camera are recorded as
image files. The size of the files, and the number of
images that can be recorded with it, depend on the
size and quality of the images. Before shooting,
choose an image mode according to how you plan
to use the picture.
Option
Size (pixels)
Image mode
High(3072 )
Normal(3072)
Normal(2592)
Normal(2048)
PC screen(1024)
MENU Exit
Description
Highest quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
F
High(3072★)
3,072 × 2,304
E
Normal(3072)
(default setting)
3,072 × 2,304
d
Normal(2592)
2,592 × 1,944
e
Normal(2048)
2,048 × 1,536
Smaller size allows more pictures to be
stored.
h
PC screen(1024)
1,024 × 768
Suited to display on computer display.
i
TV screen(640)
640 × 480
Best choice in most situations.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (c 6, 7).
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Suited to full-screen display on a television or distribution by e-mail or the web.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
k Image Mode/Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory and on
a 256 MB memory card, and the size of still pictures with it.
Image mode
Internal memory
(8 MB)
Memory card
(256 MB)
Print size
(300 dpi; cm/in.)
F
High(3072A)
2
70
26×19.5/10×7.7
E
Normal(3072)
4
135
26×19.5/10×7.7
d
Normal(2592)
6
190
22×16.5/8.7×6.5
e
Normal(2048)
10
300
17×13/6.7×5
h
PC screen(1024)
36
1025
9×7/3.5×2.5
i
TV screen(640)
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2200
5×4/2×1.5
* All figures are approximate. If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the
number of exposure remaining display shows [9999].
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l Image Mode
The image mode setting can also be applied from the one-touch portrait and scene menus.
Changes made to the image mode setting from any of the three menus apply to all shooting
modes.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
d White Balance
Adjust white balance based on the light source to
give pictures the most realistic colors possible.
[Auto] can be used under most types of lighting, or
you can apply the white balance setting suited to a
particular light source to achieve more accurate
results.
e
White balance
Auto
White bal. preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
MENU Exit
Auto (default setting)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
f
White bal. preset
g
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
h
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
i
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
j
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
l
Flash
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual
lighting conditions (c 76).
Use with the flash.
At settings other than [Auto], the icon for the current setting is displayed in
the monitor (c 6).
j Notes on Flash Mode
At white balance settings other than [Auto] or [Flash], turn the flash off (B) (c 26).
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
f Preset White Balance
Preset white balance is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light
sources with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a
lamp with a red shade look as though they had been taken under white light).
1
2
Place white or gray reference object under the lighting that
will be used during shooting.
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [White bal. preset] and press d.
• The camera zooms in.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
3
Press G or H to choose [Measure].
White balance
Auto
White bal. preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
MENU Exit
White bal. preset
• To apply the most recently measured value for preset white balance, choose [Cancel] and press d.
Cancel
Measure
MENU Exit
4
Frame the reference object.
White bal. preset
Cancel
Measure
MENU Exit
Reference object frame
5
Press d.
White bal. preset
• The shutter is released and the new white balance
value is set.
• No pictures are recorded.
Cancel
Measure
MENU Exit
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The camera cannot measure a value for preset white balance when the flash fires. Regardless
of the flash mode selected, the flash will not fire when d is pressed in step 5.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
m Metering
The camera’s built-in metering system calculates
the brightness of the subject to determine optional
exposure.
Metering
Matrix
Center-weighted
MENU Exit
m
Matrix (default setting)
Analyzes the distribution of brightness over a wide area of the frame, producing optimal results for most situations.
n
Center-weighted
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Meters the entire frame but assigns the greatest weight to the center area.
Suitable for portraits. Reference circle for center-weighted metering appears in
the monitor during shooting (c 6).
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
q Continuous
Capture a fleeting expression on a portrait subject,
photograph a subject that is moving unpredictably,
or capture motion in a series of pictures. At setting
other than [Single], focus, exposure compensation
and white balance for all photos are determined by
the first picture in each series.
r
Continuous
Single
Continuous
Multi-shot 16
MENU Exit
Single (default setting)
One shot is taken each time shutter-release button is pressed.
q
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Continuous
While the shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes pictures continuously. COOLPIX L5 can take up to 0.7 frames per second at image-mode setting of [E Normal (3,072)].
w
Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, camera
takes 16 shots at about 5 frames per second and arrange
them in a single picture (E Normal: 3,072 × 2,304 pixels)
as shown at right.
The indicator for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (c 6). When
[Single] is selected, no indicator is displayed in the monitor.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
A BSS
BSS
On
The “best shot selector” is recommended when
Off
shooting with the flash off or the camera zoomed
in, or in other situations in which inadvertent
motion can result in blurred pictures. When BSS is
MENU Exit
on, the camera takes up to ten pictures while the
shutter-release button is held down. The sharpest
picture in the series is saved and the others are discarded.
The A icon is displayed when BSS is on (c 6).
At default setting, BSS is [Off].
j BSS
d Color Options
Make colors more vivid or record pictures in monochrome.
e Standard color (default setting)
Use for pictures exhibiting natural color.
Color Options
Standard color
Vivid color
Black-and-white
Sepia
Cyanotype
MENU Exit
C Vivid color
Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” colors.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject moves or the composition changes during shooting.
D Black-and-white
Record pictures in black-and-white.
B Sepia
Record pictures in sepia tones.
A Cyanotype
Record pictures in cyan-blue monochrome.
The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor. At settings other than [Standard color], the icon for the current setting is displayed
in the monitor (c 6).
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
k AF Area Mode
Use this option to determine where the camera
focuses.
AF area mode
Auto
Center
l Auto (default setting)
Camera automatically selects the focus area (1 of 5;
c 6) containing the subject closest to the camera.
The selected focus area is displayed when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
MENU Exit
n Center
Center focus area is used. This option can be used in
combination with AF lock to keep off-center subjects in focus.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
l Focus Lock
To focus on off-center subjects when [Center] is selected for [AF area mode]:
1 Position the subject in the center of the frame.
4
2 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• The focus indicator (p) and focus area turn green when
the camera has focused on the subject.
4
3 Continue holding down the shutter-release button halfway
and recompose the picture.
• Be sure that the distance between the camera and the
subject does not change while focus is locked.
4
4 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
take the picture.
k Autofocus
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Autofocus may not perform as expected if the subject is very dark or moving rapidly; if there
are objects of significantly differing levels of brightness in the scene (as when the sun is
behind the subject, throwing their features into shadow); if the primary subject exhibits little
contrast (as when the subject is generally the same color as the background); or if the scene
contains several objects at differing distances from the camera (as when the primary subject is
in a cage or behind a fence).
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Restrictions on Camera Settings
Restrictions apply to the following settings in L mode:
Flash mode
Flash turns off at [Continuous] settings other than [Single] or when [BSS] is on.
Applied setting is restored when [Single] is selected or [BSS] is turned off.
Self-timer
If self-timer is on, only one shot will be taken when shutter is released, regardless of settings chosen for [Continuous] and [BSS]. Applied [Continuous] and
[BSS] setting is restored when picture is taken or self-timer is turned off.
Continuous
Selecting [Continuous] or [Multi-shot 16] turns [BSS] off. Applied [BSS] setting
is not restored when [Single] is selected.
[Continuous] is automatically set to [Single] when [BSS] is on. Applied [Continuous] setting is not restored when [BSS] is turned off.
White balance and color options
White balance is automatically set to [Auto] and cannot be adjusted when
[Black-and-white], [Sepia], or [Cyanotype] is selected for [Color Options].
Applied white balance setting is restored when [Standard color] or [Vivid color]
is selected.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
BSS
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
The following options are available in the playback menu.
Z Set up
c 88
Display the setup menu.
w Print set
c 70
Select pictures for printing.
z Slide show
c 84
View pictures in an automatic slide show.
A Delete
c 85
Delete all or selected pictures.
D Protect
c 85
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
E Transfer marking
c 86
Change transfer marking for existing pictures.
H Small pic.
c 51
Create a small copy of the current picture.
L Copy
c 87
Copy files between the memory card and internal memory.
Displaying the Playback Menu
Display a picture by pressing i and press m to display the playback
menu.
Playback menu
Set up
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
MENU Exit
• To choose menus and apply selection, use the multi selector (c 8).
• To exit the playback menu, press m.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
Navigating the Menus
Use the multi selector to navigate camera menus.
To select multiple pictures for a print set (c 70),
deletion (c 85), protection from deletion (c 85),
transfer (c 86), copying between internal memory
and the memory card (c 87), or for the welcome
screen (c 90):
1
Press the multi selector I or J to
choose a picture.
2
Press G or H to choose [ON] or [OFF] (or
the number of copies when applying
print settings).
• When [ON] is selected, the indicator for the specified function is displayed in the center of the current picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select
additional pictures.
3
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[
ON
OFF
3/ 4]
[
3/
ON
OFF
4]
[
3/
ON
OFF
4]
MENU Back
Protect
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MENU Back
Protect
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MENU Back
Press d.
• The setting is enabled.
Done
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
• The current picture is displayed at the center of the
monitor.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
Protect
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
z Slide Show
Slide show
Play pictures back in an automated “slide show”
with a three-second interval between pictures.
Pause
OK
Start
Loop
MENU Exit
1
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Start] and press d.
• To repeat the slide show automatically, enable
[Loop] and press d before choosing [Start]. y will
be added to the loop option when enabled.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
2
Slide show
Pause
OK
Start
Loop
MENU Exit
Slide show begins.
• Slide show begins.
• While the slide show is in progress, the following
operations can be performed:
- Press J to skip to the next picture, or I to
return to the previous picture. Hold I or J
down to fast forward or rewind.
- Press d to pause the slide show.
• The menu shown at right is displayed when the
slide show ends or is paused. Choose [Restart] and
press d to play the slide show again, or choose
[End] to stop the slide show and return to the playback menu.
Pause
End
Restart
j Notes on the Slide Show
84
• Only the first frame of movies (c 57) included in slide shows is displayed.
• Select [Loop] to repeat the slide show until d is pressed. Note that the monitor will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed for thirty minutes. The camera will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed for another three minutes.
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
A Delete
The delete menu contains the options shown
below.
If no memory card is inserted in the camera, pictures in the internal memory will be deleted.
If a memory card is inserted, pictures on the memory card will be deleted.
B
Delete
Erase selected images
Erase all images
MENU Exit
Erase selected images
Delete selected pictures.
See “Navigating the Menus” (c 83) for more information on using this
function.
C
Erase all images
(
excluded)
No
Yes
MENU Exit
k Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer
before deletion.
• Pictures marked with the D icon are protected and cannot be deleted.
D Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Protected pictures are recognized by the D icon
(c 7) and cannot be deleted using T or the
[Delete] option in the playback menu. Note, however, that formatting will delete protected files
(c 98).
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Delete all pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card.
• Choose [Yes] and press d in the confirmation
Delete
dialog to delete all pictures. To exit without
Erasing all images
deleting pictures, choose [NO] and press d.
Protect
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[
3/
ON
OFF
4]
MENU Back
See “Navigating the Menus” (c 83) for more information on using this
function.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
E Transfer Marking
When the camera is connected to a computer via
the supplied USB cable and E (d) is pressed to
transfer pictures, only pictures marked with the E
icon are transferred (c 62). At the default setting,
all pictures are marked for transfer.
E
Transfer marking
All on
All off
Select image(s)
MENU Exit
All on
Mark all images for transfer.
F
All off
Remove transfer marking from all images.
P
Select image(s)
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Mark selected pictures for transfer.
See “Navigating the Menus” (c 83) for more information on using this
function.
Pictures selected for transfer are recognized by the E icon (c 7).
k Marking for Transfer
86
• No more than 999 pictures can be marked for transfer. If more than 999 pictures are
marked, use PictureProject to transfer the pictures. See the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD) for details.
• This camera cannot recognize the transfer settings for pictures applied with another make
of camera. Use the COOLPIX L5 to select the pictures to transfer again.
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
L Copy
Copy
Copy pictures between the internal memory and a
memory card.
MENU Exit
The options of this menu allows you to copy the
specified pictures or all pictures in the internal
memory or on the memory card.
See “Navigating the Menus” (c 83) for more
information on using the [Selected images]
option.
Camera to card
Selected images
All images
MENU Exit
Copy pictures from internal memory to memory card.
ONM
Copy pictures from memory card to internal memory.
j Notes on Copying Pictures
• If there is not enough space in the memory or on the memory card to receive the copy, an
error message will be displayed. Delete unwanted pictures or insert a new memory card (if
using a memory card) before trying again.
• The file format of images that can be copied is JPEG, MOV, or WAV.
• The camera may be unable to copy pictures that were created with another make of camera or that have been modified on a computer.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
MNO
k File Number
• When pictures are copied using the [Selected images] option, the newly copied pictures are
numbered consecutively from the largest number existing between the two memory
sources.
Ex:when the last number in the source memory is 32 (DSCN0032.JPG) and the last number
in the destination memory is 18 (DSCN0018.JPG).
The copied pictures are assigned numbers starting form DSCN0033.
After that, numbering will continue from the lowest number after the number of the
last file that was copied.
• When pictures are copied using the [All images] option, all the pictures in the folder are
copied with the same file numbers. The newly copied folder is assigned the lowest available
number.
k Copies
Copies have the same protection marking as the original but are not marked for printing
(c 70) or transfer (c 86).
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
The following options are available in the setup menu.
R
Menus
c 89
Choose how menus are displayed.
V
Welcome screen
c 90
Select screen displayed when camera is turned on.
W
Date
c 91
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Z
Monitor settings
c 94
Adjust monitor brightness and choose display style.
f
Date imprint
c 95
Imprint date or date counter on pictures.
h
Sound settings
c 97
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Adjust sound and volume settings.
i
Auto off
c 97
Set time before camera enters standby mode to save power.
M/O
Format memory/Format card
c 98
Format internal memory or memory card.
j
Language
c 99
Choose language for camera menus and messages.
k
Interface
c 99
Adjust settings for connection to television or computer.
n
Reset all
c 100
Restore camera settings to default values.
g
Battery Type
c 102
Choose type of batteries inserted in camera.
B
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
88
c 102
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Displaying the Setup Menu
Choose [Set up] in the shooting menu (c 72), scene menu (c 31), movie
menu (c 55), one-touch portrait menu (c 46) or playback menu (c 82)
and press d to display the setup menu.
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
MENU Exit
?
Displaying the menu
screen
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
MENU Exit
Set up
Shooting menu
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
MENU Exit
?
---?
Press the multi selector
G or H to choose
[Set up] and press d.
R Menus
Choose whether the menus displayed when m is
pressed use text or icons.
When [Icons] is selected, all menu items can be displayed with a single page and the name of the
highlighted menu displayed at the top of the page.
Set up
Shooting menu
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
MENU Exit
Text
Menus
Text
Icons
MENU Exit
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
• To choose menus and apply selection, use the multi selector (c 8).
• To exit the setup menu, press m.
Menu names
Menus
---?
MENU Exit
?
Icon
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
V Welcome Screen
Welcome screen
Disable welcome
Nikon
Animation
Select an image
You can select the welcome screen to be displayed
when the camera is turned on.
MENU Exit
Disable welcome (default setting)
A welcome screen is not displayed when the camera is turned on.
Nikon
Displays a welcome screen when the camera is turned on.
Animation
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Displays a short animation when the camera is turned on.
Select an image
Select a picture in the internal memory or on the memory card for the welcome screen.
See “Navigating the Menus” (c 83) for more information on using this
function.
The image used in the welcome screen is a copy of the selected picture and,
therefore, is not affected if the original picture is deleted or the memory card
is removed.
k When “Select an image” is Selected
If you have already selected a welcome screen picture, you can
select a new one by following the confirmation dialog.
Welcome screen
Replace current
image?
No
Yes
MENU Exit
90
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
W Date
Set the camera clock and choose home and travel
destination time zones.
Date
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Date
Time zone
MENU Exit
--
Date
Set camera clock to current date and time (c 14-15).
Time zone
Setting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Press the multi selector G or H to
choose [Time zone] and press d.
• The [Time zone] screen is displayed.
• For information on using the multi selector, see
“Multi Selector” (c 8).
2
Press G or H to choose Y and press d.
• The date and time displayed on the monitor
changes according to the region currently selected.
• If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to
choose [DaylightSaving] and press d then press
G. The time is automatically advanced one hour.
3
Press J.
• The [New city time zone] screen is displayed.
Date
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Date
Time zone
MENU Exit
Time zone
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Tokyo, Seoul
DaylightSaving
Hawaii, Tahiti
DaylightSaving
MENU Exit OK
--
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
When Y (destination time zone) is selected, the time difference (c 93) is
automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are displayed. Home time zone and daylight saving time can be set in the time zone
menu.
Time zone
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Tokyo, Seoul
DaylightSaving
Hawaii, Tahiti
DaylightSaving
MENU Exit
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
4
Press I or J to choose the travel destination time zone and press d.
New city time zone
• The setting is enabled.
London, Casablanca
MENU Back
5
Press m.
• The camera returns to shooting mode or playback
mode.
• While the travel destination time zone is selected, a
Y icon will be displayed in the monitor when the
camera is in shooting mode.
Time zone
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Tokyo, Seoul
DaylightSaving
London, Casablanca
DaylightSaving
MENU Exit
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
j The Clock Battery
The clock battery charges when the main batteries are installed or an AC adapter is connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about ten hours of charging.
k X (Home Time Zone)
• To switch to the home time zone, choose X in step 2 and press d.
• To change the home time zone, choose X in step 2 and perform the following steps for
the home time zone.
k Daylight Saving Time
92
• If date and time are set when daylight saving time is not in effect:
Turn [DaylightSaving] on (y) when daylight saving time begins to automatically advance
the camera’s clock one hour.
• If date and time are set with [DaylightSaving] turned on (y) when daylight saving time is
in effect:
Turn [DaylightSaving] off (y) when daylight saving time ends to automatically set the
camera’s clock back one hour.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
l Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below. Increments of less than one hour are not
supported; when travelling to or from destinations at half- or quarter-hour increments from
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), such as Afghanistan, Central Australia, India, Iran, Nepal, or
Newfoundland, set the camera clock to local time.
GMT +/–
Location
GMT +/–
Location
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Nairobi
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles,
Seattle, Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix,
La Paz
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago,
Houston, Mexico City
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto,
Lima
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–4
Caracas, Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong,
Singapore
Tokyo, Seoul
–3
Buenos Aires, São Paulo
+9
–2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
–1
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
±0
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
–11
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Z Monitor Settings
Monitor settings
Photo info
Brightness
The following options are available:
-3
Photo info
Choose information displayed in the monitor.
MENU Exit
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness.
Photo Info
The following display options are available:
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Show info
(default setting)
4/
4
Auto info
4
The same information displayed when [Show info] is selected is
shown, but icons are displayed for just 5 seconds.
Hide info
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Framing grid
100NIKON
0005.JPG
4/
4
Indicators are displayed in the
monitor (c 6). In L mode,
framing grid is displayed to help
frame pictures; other indicators
are displayed for 5 seconds.
4
The same information displayed when [Show info] is
selected is shown, but icons
are displayed for just 5 seconds.
k Photo Info
94
100NIKON
0005.JPG
See “The Monitor” for information on indicators in the monitor (c 6).
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
f Date Imprint
Date and time of recording can be imprinted on
pictures for printing this information from printers
that are not DPOF-compatible (c 117).
Date imprint
Off
Date
Date and time
Date counter
MENU Exit
a Off (default setting)
Time and date are not imprinted on pictures.
b Date
Date is imprinted on the bottom right corner of pictures taken while this
option is in effect.
c Date and time
d Date counter
c 96
Time stamp shows number of days between date of recording and selected
date.
At settings other than [Off], the option selected is recognized by an icon in
the monitor during shooting (c 6).
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Date and time are imprinted on the bottom right corner of pictures taken
while this option is in effect.
j Date Imprint
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted.
• Dates imprinted at an image mode (c 73) setting of [TV screen(640)] may be difficult to
read. Choose [PC screen(1024)] or larger when using date imprint.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the [Date] item (c 14, 91).
k [Date imprint] and [Print set]
When using DPOF-compatible devices, shooting date or photo information will be printed if
[Date] or [Info] is selected in the print set menu (c 70). See “Differences Between Print Set
and Date Imprint” (c 71) for more information on the difference between [Date imprint] and
[Print set].
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Date Counter
Pictures taken while this option is in effect are imprinted with the number of
days remaining until, or the number of days elapsed since a specified date.
Use it to track the growth of a child or count down the days until a birthday
or wedding.
Date counter
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Number of days
MENU Exit
Press d to display the
stored dates option.
Press d to display the
display option.
Stored dates
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Up to three dates can be stored. To set, highlight
an option, press the multi selector J, and enter a
date (c 15). To select a date, choose an option
and press d.
Stored dates
01.01.2006
03.03.2006
--.--.---MENU Exit
Display options
Choose [Number of days], [Years and days], or [Yrs,
mnths, days] and press d.
Display options
Number of days
Years and days
Yrs, mnths, days
MENU Exit
Sample date counter time stamps are shown below.
02/ 08.10.2006
Two days remaining
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02/ 12.10.2006
Two days elapsed
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
h Sound Settings
Adjust the following sound settings:
Sound settings
Button sound
Shutter sound
Start-up sound
ON
MENU Exit
Button sound
When [On] (default setting) is selected, beep will sound once when operations
are completed successfully, three times when error is detected.
Shutter sound
Choose volume of shutter sound from [Loud], [Normal] (default setting), and
[Off].
Choose volume of sound that plays when camera is turned on from [Loud],
[Normal] (default setting), and [Off].
i Auto Off
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode to save power. The camera will turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for three minutes after entering standby
mode.
Auto off
Auto off
Sleep Mode
1m
OFF
MENU Exit
Auto off
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Start-up sound
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode
when no operations are performed from [30s], [1m] (default setting), [5m], and
[30m].
Sleep Mode
If [On] is selected, the camera will enter standby mode when there is no change
in the brightness of the subject, even before the time selected in the auto off
menu has elapsed.
The camera will enter sleep mode after 30 seconds when [Auto off] is set to
[1m] or less, or after 1 minute when [Auto off] is set to [5m] or more.
j Auto Off
Regardless of the option selected, the monitor will remain on for a minimum of three minutes
when menus are displayed, and for thirty minutes during a slide show.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
M Format Memory/O Format Card
Use this option to format the internal memory or memory card.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera.
The [Format memory] option appears in the setup
menu.
Formatting the Memory Card
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
When the memory card is inserted in the camera,
the [Format card] option appears in the setup
menu.
Format memory
WARNING!
All images will be deleted!
No
Format
MENU Exit
Format card
Quick format
Format
MENU Exit
Quick format
Formats only portions of the memory card containing data.
Format
Formats the entire memory card including portions with no recorded data.
Format takes longer than Quick format.
j Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
98
• Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data. Be sure to
transfer important pictures to a computer before formatting.
• Do not turn the camera off or remove the batteries or memory card during formatting.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX L5, format them with [Format].
• Repeated recording and deleting of pictures without regular formatting reduces memory
card performance. Regular formatting of memory cards is recommended to maintain maximum performance.
• [Format] is not available when batteries are low.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
j Language
Choose one of twenty languages for display of
camera menus and messages.
Polish
Danish
Portuguese
German
Russian
English (default setting)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
French
Simplified Chinese
Indonesian
Traditional Chinese
Italian
Japanese
Dutch
Korean
Norwegian
Thai
k Interface
Adjust settings for connection to a computer or
video device.
Interface
USB
Video mode
Auto transfer
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Czech
USB
Select [Mass storage] or [PTP] for connection to
computer (c 60) or printer (c 65).
MENU Exit
Video mode
Choose from [NTSC] and [PAL].
Auto transfer
Choose [On] (default setting) to mark all new pictures for transfer to computer (c 63).
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
n Reset All
Reset all
This option restores the following settings to their
default values:
Reset all settings to default
values
No
Yes
MENU Exit
Basic Photography
Vibration reduction (c 21)
b (Normal)
Flash mode (c 26)
z
Self-timer (c 28)
Off
Macro close-up (c 29)
Off
Exposure compensation (c 30)
0
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Scene mode
Scene mode (c 31)
Portrait assist (c 33)
Landscape assist (c 34)
Sports assist (c 35)
Night portrait assist (c 36)
Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Night portrait
One-touch portrait
Portrait effect (c 46)
Normal
Movie menu
Movie options (c 55)
Auto-focus mode (c 55)
Small size 320
Single AF
Shooting menu
Image mode (c 73)
White balance (c 75)
Auto
Metering (c 77)
Matrix
Continuous (c 78)
Single
BSS (c 79)
100
E Normal(3072)
Off
Color options (c 79)
Standard color
AF area mode (c 80)
Auto
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Setup menu
Menus (c 89)
Welcome screen (c 90)
Photo info (c 94)
Brightness (c 94)
Date imprint (c 95)
Text
Disable welcome (off)
Show info
3
Off
Button sound (c 97)
On
Shutter sound (c 97)
Normal
Start-up sound (c 97)
Auto off (c 97)
Normal
1 m (one minutes)
Sleep mode (c 97)
Off
Auto transfer (c 99)
On
Paper size (c 66, c 68)
Default
• Choosing [Reset] also clears the current file number (c 104) from memory. Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset
file numbering to “0001,” delete all pictures (c 85) before selecting
[Reset].
• All other settings, including [Date] (c 91), [Date counter] (c 96), [Language] (c 99), [USB], and [Video mode] in the [Interface] menu (c 99),
and [Battery Type] (c 102) remain unaffected.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Others
101
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
g Battery Type
Battery Type
To ensure that the camera shows the correct battery level (c 18), choose the type that matches the
batteries currently in use.
Alkaline
COOLPIX(NiMH)
Lithium
MENU Exit
Alkaline (default setting)
LR6 alkaline batteries
COOLPIX (NiMH)
Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries
ZR6 oxyride batteries
Lithium
FR6/L91 lithium batteries
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
B Firmware Version
View the current camera firmware version.
COOLPIX L5 Ver.XX
Back
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Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable battery
Two Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries (EN-MH1-B2)
Battery charger
MH-71 battery charger
AC adapter
EH-65A AC adapter kit (connects as shown)
1
2
3
A
A
EH-62B AC adapter kit cannot be used.
Approved Memory Cards
The following memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the
COOLPIX L5:
SanDisk
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 256 MB*, 512 MB*, 1 GB*
Toshiba
Panasonic
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 256 MB*, 512 MB*, 1 GB*
* Cards rated for 10 MB/s (high speed)
Other memory cards have not been tested. For more details on the memory
cards listed above, please contact the manufacturer.
Technical Notes
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 128 MB*, 256 MB*, 512 MB*
103
Image File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies, and voice memos are assigned file names with three parts:
a four letter identifier, a four-digit file number assigned automatically by the
camera in ascending order, and a three-letter extension (e.g.,
“DSCN0001.JPG”).
Originals
Identifier*
Extension
Still picture
DSCN
.JPG
Movie
DSCN
.MOV
Voice memo
DSCN
.WAV
Copies
Identifier*
Extension
Cropped copy
RSCN
.JPG
Small copy
SSCN
.JPG
D-Lighting copy
FSCN
.JPG
Voice memo
Same as picture
.WAV
* The identifier is not displayed, but is visible when the picture is transferred to a computer.
Technical Notes
104
Pictures are stored in folders named with a three-digit folder number followed by a five-character identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number
for pictures taken using panorama assist (e.g., “101P_001”; c 42) and
“NIKON” for all other pictures (e.g., “100NIKON”). Folders can hold up to
200 pictures; if a picture is taken when the current folder contains 200 pictures, a new folder will be created by adding one to the current folder number. If a picture is taken when the current folder is numbered 999 and
contains 200 pictures or a picture numbered 9999, no further pictures can
be taken until the medium is formatted (c 98) or a new memory card
inserted.
Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
j Handle the lens and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot, or battery chamber.
These parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid
injury caused by broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
j Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when
using or storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor,
producing a white blur effect in photographs.
j Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power
source
Do not unplug the product or remove the batteries while the product is on, or while images
are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in
loss of data or in damage to product memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental
interruption of power, avoid carrying the product from one place to another while an AC
adapter is connected.
j Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
j Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
j Keep away from strong magnetic fields
j Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as occur when entering or leaving a heated building on
a cold day, can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place
the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
Technical Notes
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by
equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored
on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
105
Caring for the Camera
k Batteries
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out and replace the batteries if necessary
(c 18). If possible, carry spare batteries when taking pictures on important occasions.
• Battery capacity tends to decrease on cold days. Be sure that the batteries are fresh before
heading outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and
exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with
local regulations.
Cleaning
Lens
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a
blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is
pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints
or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a
soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working toward to the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains,
clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Technical Notes
106
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand then wipe gently with a soft, dry
cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt
with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly. Note
that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the
warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Caring for the Camera
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off
before putting the camera away. Remove the batteries if the camera will not
be used for an extended period. Do not store the camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures below –10°C (14°F) or above 50°C (122°F)
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a
month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.
Technical Notes
k Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images
recorded using the product will not be affected.
• When framing bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward either end
may appear in the display. This phenomenon, known as “smear,” does not appear in the
final photograph and does not indicate a malfunction. Some smear may appear in movies.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact
your Nikon service representative.
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in
the monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.
Display
Technical Notes
108
Problem
Solution
c
S (blinks)
Clock not set.
Set clock.
91
Warning!!
Battery exhausted
w
Batteries running low.
Ready spare batteries.
Batteries exhausted.
Replace batteries.
10,
102
p (● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
Recompose picture.
22, 80
Warning!!
please wait for the
camera to finish
recording
y
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
recording is complete.
Message clears from display automatically when
recording is complete.
—
Memory card is write
protected
O
Write-protect switch is in
“lock” position.
Slide write-protect to
“write” position.
17
This card cannot be
used
x
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors
are clean.
• Confirm that memory
card is correctly
inserted.
103
16
Warning!!
This card cannot be
read
O
16
O
Card is not formatted
Format
No
Memory card has not
been formatted for use in
camera.
Highlight [Format] and
press d to format card,
or turn camera off and
replace card.
17
Out of memory
M or O
Memory card is full.
• Choose smaller image
size.
• Delete pictures or voice
memos.
• Insert new memory
card or remove memory card and use internal memory.
31,
46, 73
24, 53,
85
16, 17
Error Messages
Display
Image cannot be
saved
M or O
Problem
Solution
c
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format internal memory
or memory card.
98
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
• Insert new memory
card.
• Format internal memory or memory card.
16
98
52
Picture cannot be used
for welcome screen.
Choose picture
640 × 480 pixels or
larger.
—
Cannot copy picture.
Delete pictures from destination.
85
Image can not be
enhanced using D-Lighting.
Copies from D-Lighting,
crop, or small picture
option can not be
adjusted using D-Lighting.
52
Cannot record movie Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card
with faster write speed.
103
Memory contains no
images
r
No pictures available for
playback.
—
—
File contains no
image data
r
File not created with
COOLPIX L5.
View file on computer or
other device.
—
This image cannot be Picture is protected.
deleted
r
Remove protection.
85
New city is in the
current time zone
u
Destination in same time
zone as home.
No need to change time 93
zones if destination is in
same time zone as home.
Lens error
u
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then
on again. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikon
representative.
Image has already
been modified. DLighting cannot be
used.
u
Technical Notes
Cannot create cropped,
Select picture that supD-Lighting, or small copy. ports crop, D-Lighting, or
small picture.
12
109
Error Messages
Display
Solution
c
USB cable disconnected
during transfer or printing.
If PictureProject displays
error in the monitor of
the computer, click [OK]
to exit. Resume operation
after turning camera off
and reconnecting cable.
When the camera is connected to a printer, refer
to the instructions of the
printer.
62, 65
[USB] option incorrect.
Choose correct [USB]
option.
60, 61
PictureProject did not
start.
—
—
No images are
marked for transfer
s
No pictures selected for
transfer.
Select pictures for transfer in the playback menu
and try again.
63, 86
Transfer error
E
Transfer error.
• Check battery level.
• Check that USB cable is
connected.
18
60
System error
u
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove
and reinsert batteries,
and turn camera on. If
error persists, contact
retailer or Nikon representative.
12
Printer error
check printer status
u
Running out of ink or
printer error.
Check printer. Replace
ink cartridge with new
one.
—
Communications
error
E
Technical Notes
110
Problem
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to
the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Problem
Cause/Solution
c
Camera turns off without warning
• Batteries are low.
• Batteries are cold.
18
106
Monitor is blank
• Camera is off.
• Batteries are exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power. Press
the shutter-release button halfway.
• Flash lamp blinks: wait until flash has
charged.
• USB cable is connected.
• A/V cable is connected.
12
18
13, 23
No indicators displayed in monitor
[Hide info] is selected for [Photo info].
Select [Show info].
94
Monitor is hard to read
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
• Monitor brightness at 50% to save
power.
94
106
13
Camera clock is not correct
Pictures recorded before clock has been
set will have time stamp of “00.00.0000
00:00”; movies will be dated
“01.09.2006 00:00.” Set the correct
date and time from [Date] in the setup
menu.
14, 91
Camera settings reset
Clock battery exhausted. Charge clock
battery.
92
No picture taken when shutterrelease button is pressed
• Camera is in playback mode: press
i.
• Menus are displayed: press m.
• Batteries are exhausted.
• Flash lamp blinks: flash is charging.
24
27
60
59
Technical Notes
9
18
27
111
Troubleshooting
Problem
Technical Notes
112
Cause/Solution
c
Camera cannot focus using auto- • Subject is low in contrast, dominated
focus
by repeating geometric patterns, covers too small an area of the frame, or
contains many fine details, objects of
sharply differing brightness, or objects
at different distances from the camera. Use focus lock to focus on
another subject at same distance.
• Focus error. Turn camera off and then
on again.
80
Pictures are blurred
•
•
•
•
Use flash.
Use vibration reduction.
Use A.
Use tripod and self-timer.
26
21
79
5, 28
Pictures are too dark
(underexposed)
•
•
•
•
•
Flash is off.
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Subject is backlit. Select L ([Back
light] scene mode) or use fill flash.
26
20
26
30
26, 41
Pictures are too bright
(overexposed)
Adjust exposure compensation.
Randomly-spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in image
Shutter speed too slow. Noise can be
reduced by:
• Using flash
• Choosing B, E, L, C, I, J, G,
M, or O scene mode
Pictures appear smeared
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
106
Colors are unnatural
White balance does not match light
source.
75
Flash does not fire
Flash is off. Note that flash turns off
automatically in T mode and some
scene modes, or when option other than
[Single] is selected for [Continuous], or
[BSS] is on.
26
32, 37
54
78,
79, 81
12
30
26
36, 39
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
Portions of pictures not related to
the “red eye” phenomenon are
affected
In-camera red-eye fix may, in very rare
circumstances, be applied to areas of
pictures not affected by “red eye” when
pictures are taken in A (auto with redeye reduction) flash mode, one-touch
portrait mode, or [B portrait] or [D
Night portrait] scene assist modes. Use a
different shooting mode or set flash to
z (auto) or J (fill flash).
26,
31,
33,
44
Bright specks appear in pictures
taken with flash
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn
flash off.
26
No sound when shutter is
released
[Off] selected for [Sound settings]>[Shut- 97
ter sound] in the setup menu.
Optical zoom cannot be used
Optical zoom cannot be used while
recording movies.
54
Digital zoom cannot be used
Digital zoom is not available in scene
assist modes or when option other than
[Single] is selected for [Continuous].
31, 78
[Image mode] not available
[Image mode] cannot be adjusted when
[Multi-shot 16] is selected for [Continuous] or [Sports composite] is selected in
sports assist mode.
35, 78
[Date imprint] not available
Camera clock has not been set.
14, 91
Date not appearing on pictures
Date does not appear on movies or on
pictures taken using panorama assist.
42, 54
File cannot be played back
File has been overwritten or renamed by
computer or other make of camera.
—
Cannot zoom in on picture
Playback zoom cannot be used with
—
movies, small pictures, or pictures that
have been cropped to below 320 × 240.
Cannot record voice memo
Voice memos cannot be appended to
movies.
c
Cannot mark pictures for transfer No more than 999 pictures can be
marked for transfer. Use PictureProject
[Transfer] button to transfer pictures.
62
Transfer marking does not
appear
63, 86
Pictures were marked for transfer using
another model of camera. Mark pictures
for transfer using COOLPIX L5.
Technical Notes
57
113
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
c
Camera is off.
Batteries are exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Appropriate [USB] option is not
selected.
• Camera is not registered in Device
Manager (Windows only).
See the PictureProject reference manual (on CD) for further information.
• Computer is not set to launch PictureProject automatically.
12
18
62
60, 61
Pictures not displayed on television
Choose correct video mode.
99
[Format memory]>[Format]
option not available
Batteries are low.
18, 98
PictureProject does not start
when camera is connected
•
•
•
•
—
—
Technical Notes
j Electronically Controlled Cameras
114
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera
may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external static
charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the batteries, and then turn the camera on
again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon representative.
Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result in the loss of any
data not recorded to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred.
Data already recorded will not be affected.
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX L5 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
7.2 million
CCD
1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: 7.41 million
Image size (pixels)
Lens
•
•
•
•
•
3,072 × 2,304 [High(3072★)/Normal(3072)]
2,592 × 1,944 [Normal(2592)]
2,048 × 1,536 [Normal(2048)]
1,024 × 768 [PC screen(1024)]
640 × 480 [TV screen(640)]
5× Zoom-Nikkor lens
Focal length
F=6.3–31.4 mm (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent:
38–190 mm)
f/-number
f/2.9–f/5.0
Construction
nine elements in seven groups
Digital zoom
Up to 4× (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent:
760 mm)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from
lens)
W: 50 cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.) – ∞, T: 1 m (3 ft. 3.4 in.) – ∞
Macro close-up mode: 4 cm (1.6 in.) – ∞ (W)
Focus-area selection Center, Auto (five-area automatic selection)
Vibration reduction
Lens shift
Monitor
2.5 in., 115,000-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Shooting mode: Approximately 98% horizontal and 98%
vertical
Playback: Approximately 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Storage
Media
Internal memory (approx. 8 MB); Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
File system
DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant
File formats
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant
Movies: QuickTime, Audio files: WAV
Technical Notes
Frame coverage
Exposure
Metering
Matrix, center-weighted
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with exposure compensation
(–2.0–+2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Range
W: +1.1–+15.8 EV, T: +2.6–+17.4 EV
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Specifications
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
4–1/2000 s
Electronically controlled preset aperture
Two steps (f/2.9 and f/4.9 [W])
ISO sensitivity
Approximately equivalent to ISO 80 (auto gain to ISO 400
equivalent)
Self-timer
Ten-second duration
Built-in flash
Range
W: 0.5–5.5 m/1 ft. 7.7 in. –18 ft. 0.5 in. T: 0.6–4 m/1 ft.
12 in. –13 ft. 1.8 in.
Flash control
Sensor flash system
Technical Notes
Interface
USB
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminals
Audio/video (A/V) out, digital I/O (USB)
Supported
languages
Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and
Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
Power sources
• Two AA alkaline, oxyride, or lithium batteries
• Two EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries
• EH-65A AC adapter kit
Battery life
Approximately 150 shots with alkaline, 490 shots with lithium, or 250 shots with EN-MH1 batteries*
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
97 × 61 × 45 mm/3.8 × 2.4 × 1.8 in.
(excluding projections)
Weight
170 g (6.0 oz.) without battery or memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
0–+40 °C (+32–104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring
the life of camera batteries. Measured at 25 °C (77 °F); zoom adjusted with each
shot, flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to [E Normal(3072)].
Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and
images being displayed.
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Specifications
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with fully charged ENMH1 batteries operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
MH-71 Battery Charger
Rated input
AC 100–240 V, 0.11–0.065 A, 50/60 Hz
Charging output
DC 1.2 V/2000 mA
Supported batteries Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Discharge time
Approximately 5 hours
Charging time
Approximately 2.5 hours
Operating tempera- 5–35 °C (+41–95 °F)
tures
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
70 × 79 × 30 mm/2.8 × 3.1 × 1.2 in.
Length of cord
Approximately 1800 mm (70.9 in.)
Weight
110 g (3.9 oz.), excluding power cable
Supported Standards
Technical Notes
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the
digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of
camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows
pictures to be printed from print orders stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction
when images are output from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and
printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer
without connecting the camera to a computer.
k Specifications
Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain. The appearance of this
product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
k EN-MH1 NiMH Batteries
The capacity of NiMH batteries will drop if they are charged repeatedly without first being
fully discharged. The batteries will regain normal capacity once fully discharged. Note that
NiMH batteries gradually lose their charge when not in use; refresh the batteries immediately
before use.
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Index
Symbols
Technical Notes
t (j) button 20, 29
j (t) button 47, 48, 49
v (k) button 20, 29
k (v) button 47, 48, 49
v (l) button 9
m button 5, 9, 89
d button 5, 8
J (flash) button 5, 26
H (self-timer) button 5, 28
L (macro close-up) button 5, 29
I (exposure compensation) button 5,
30
i (playback) button 5, 24, 59
T (delete) button 5, 24, 57
A (one-touch portrait) button 4, 44
i (A) D-lighting button 50
i (D-lighting) button 4
K (vibration reduction) button 4, 21
L (auto) mode 8, 18
b (scene) mode 8, 31, 32
scene assist modes 32
scene modes 37
T (movie) mode 8, 54, 56
E landscape assist 34
D night portrait assist 36
B portrait assist 33
P sports assist 35
A
AC adapter 13, 58, 103
AF area mode 80
Audio/video (A/V) cable (EG-CP14) 59
Auto off 13, 97
Auto transfer 99
Auto-focus mode 55
full-time AF 55
single AF 55
B
118
Back light 41
Batteries 5, 10, 12, 102
charger 103
EN-MH1 10, 11, 12, 102, 103
FR6/L91 (AA) 12, 102
LR6 (AA) 12, 13, 102
ZR6 (AA) 12, 102
Battery level 18
Battery type 13, 102
Battery-chamber cover 5
Beach/snow 38
Best shot selector 79
Brightness 94
BSS 79
C
Cable connector 5, 62, 65
Cleaning 106
body 106
lens 106
monitor 106
Close up 40
Color options 79
Computer, connecting to 60
Continuous 78
Copy 41
copying pictures to 87
Crop 49
D
Date 14, 91
Date counter 96
Date imprint 95
Daylight saving time 14, 15, 92
DCF 117
Delete 85
Digital print order format 70, 117
D-Lighting 50
DPOF 70, 117
DPOF printing 68
Dusk/dawn 39
Index
E
L
Editing pictures 49
creating a cropped copy 49
enhancing contrast 50
resizing pictures 51
EH-65A 58, 103
Exif version 2.2 117
Exposure compensation 30
Lamp, redJ 27
Language 99
Lens 4
F
H
Help 9
I
Identifier 104
Image mode 19, 31, 73
Image quality 73
Image size 73
Interface 99
Internal memory 16
formatting 98
ISO 27
J
JPG 104
Macro close-up mode 29
Memory cards 5, 16, 103
capacity 18
formatting 17, 98
Menus, text or icons 89
Metering 77
Microphone 4, 53
Mode selector 5, 8
Monitor 5, 6
Monitor settings 94
MOV 104
Movie menu 55
Movie mode 54
Movie options 55
maximum movie length 55
small size 55
smaller size 55
TV movie 55
Movies
playback 57
recording 54
Multi selector 5, 8
Museum 40
N
Technical Notes
Face-priority AF 45
File names 104
Fireworks show 40
Firmware version 102
Flash 4, 26
lamp 27
mode 26
Flash lamp 5
Focus 22, 23
Focus area 6, 22
Focus lock 80
Folder names 104
Formatting
internal memory 98
memory cards 17, 98
Framing pictures 20
M
Night landscape 39
NTSC 99
Number of exposures remaining 18, 74
O
On 14, 18
One-touch portrait menu 46
image mode 46
portrait effect 46
One-touch portrait mode 44
119
Index
P
T
PAL 99
Panorama assist 41, 42
G 43
Paper size 66, 68
Party/indoor 38
PictBridge 64, 117
Playback
full-frame playback 24, 25
thumbnail payback 47
viewing pictures 25
Playback menu 82
Power saving 13
Power switch 4, 12
Power-on lamp 4, 12
Print set 70
printing date 71
shooting information 71
Printing pictures 64, 66, 67
direct printing 64
Protect 85
Television 59
connecting to 59
Time zone 14, 91
time zone list 93
Transfer
marking pictures for, 63
Transfer marking 86, 99
Transferring pictures 62
Tripod 5, 36, 39
R
Red-eye reduction 27
Reset all 100
Technical Notes
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S
Self-timer 28
Self-timer lamp 4
Setup menu 88
Shooting menu 72
Shutter-release button 4, 22, 23
Slide show 84
Small picture 51
Sound settings 97
Speaker 4
Standby mode 13
Strap, camera 4
Sunset 38
U
USB 61, 63, 65, 99
cable (UC-E6) 60, 62, 65
V
Vibration reduction (K) 21
Video mode 99
Voice memos 53
Volume 53, 57
W
WAV 104
Welcome screen 90
White balance 75
Z
Zoom 20
digital 20, 21
optical 20
playback 48
Zoom buttons 5, 57
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122
123
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