DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Pictures
Movie Recording and Playback
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Basic Camera Setup
Caring for the Camera
Technical Notes and Index
i
For Your Safety
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 Charging AC adapter,
unplug the Charging AC adapter and
remove the battery 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 internal parts of the
camera or Charging AC adapter could
result in injury. Repairs should be
performed only by qualified
technicians. Should the camera or
Charging AC adapter 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 battery.
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Do not use the camera or
Charging 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
battery or other small parts into their
mouths.
For Your Safety
Observe caution when
handling the battery
The battery may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling
the battery for use in this product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn
the product off. If you are using the
Charging AC Adapter/AC adapter,
be sure it is unplugged.
• Only use a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL19 (supplied). Charge the
battery inserted into the camera by
connecting the Charging AC Adapter
EH-69P (supplied).
• When inserting the battery, do not
attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery or attempt to remove or
break the battery insulation or
casing.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Return the battery to the battery
case for transportation. Do not
transport or store with metal objects
such as necklaces or hairpins.
• The battery is prone to leakage
when fully discharged. To avoid
damage to the product, be sure to
remove the battery when no charge
remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any change in the
battery, such as discoloration or
deformation.
• If liquid from the damaged battery
comes in contact with clothing or
skin, rinse immediately with plenty
of water.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Observe the following
precautions when handling
the Charging AC Adapter
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 plug or go near
the Charging AC Adapter during
lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the USB cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flames. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
Do not handle the plug or Charging
AC Adapter with wet hands. Failure
to observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or cause overheating or fire.
iii
For Your Safety
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 (3 ft. 4 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.
Turn the power off when
using inside an airplane or the
hospital
Turn the power off while inside the
airplane during take off or landing.
Follow the instructions of the hospital
when using while in a hospital. The
electromagnetic waves given out by
this camera may disrupt the electronic
systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital.
Notices
Notices for Customers in the
U.S.A.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS–
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the
U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the
power outlet if needed.
The power supply unit is intended to
be correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
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.
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.
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Notices
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
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Notices for customers in Europe
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS
REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE
INSTRUCTIONS.
This symbol indicates that
this product is to be
collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
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• 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.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are 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.
Table of Contents
For Your Safety ......................................................................................................................................ii
WARNINGS.................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1
About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1
Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2
Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4
The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4
The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................6
Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 8
The A (Shooting Mode) Button...................................................................................................................8
The c (Playback) Button..................................................................................................................................8
The b (e Movie-record) Button................................................................................................................8
The Multi Selector...................................................................................................................................................9
The d Button....................................................................................................................................................10
Switching Between Tabs in the Menu Screen...................................................................................11
The Shutter-release Button............................................................................................................................11
Attaching the Camera Strap .........................................................................................................................11
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................12
Removing the Battery .......................................................................................................................................13
Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................14
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................17
Setting Display Language, Date and Time .................................................................................18
Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................20
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................20
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 22
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode .......................................................22
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode...............................................................................................23
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................24
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................25
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................26
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures .................................................................................28
Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode)..................................................................................................28
Deleting Unwanted Pictures ........................................................................................................................29
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................31
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................31
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................33
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................34
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation) .....................................................................35
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More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 36
Selecting a Shooting Mode ..............................................................................................................36
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ...........................................................37
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).............................................................................................38
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ...................................................................................................................40
Continuous..............................................................................................................................................................42
ISO Sensitivity.........................................................................................................................................................44
Color Options.........................................................................................................................................................45
AF Area Mode ........................................................................................................................................................46
Autofocus Mode...................................................................................................................................................50
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously ........................................................51
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................52
Selecting a Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................52
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera
(Scene Auto Selector)........................................................................................................................................53
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features).....................................................................55
Shooting for a Panorama................................................................................................................................64
Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode).........................................................................66
Changing Smart Portrait Mode Settings...............................................................................................68
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)......................................................69
Changing Subject Tracking Mode Settings.........................................................................................71
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 72
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................72
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ......................................................................74
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................76
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................77
Selecting a Playback Mode...............................................................................................................79
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)..............................................................................80
Adding Pictures to Albums ...........................................................................................................................80
Viewing Pictures in an Album......................................................................................................................81
Removing Pictures from Albums...............................................................................................................82
Operations in Favorite Pictures Mode ....................................................................................................83
Favorite Pictures Menu ....................................................................................................................................83
Changing Icons Assigned to Albums......................................................................................................84
Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode ..............................................................................................86
Displaying Pictures in Auto Sort Mode ..................................................................................................86
Operations in Auto Sort Mode ....................................................................................................................88
Auto Sort Menu ....................................................................................................................................................88
Selecting Pictures Taken on a Specific Day (List by Date).....................................................89
Viewing Pictures in List by Date Mode...................................................................................................89
Operations in List by Date Mode ...............................................................................................................90
List by Date Menu ...............................................................................................................................................91
Playback Option: Playback Menu...................................................................................................92
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Table of Contents
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order) ....................................................................................93
b Slide Show........................................................................................................................................................97
d Protect ...............................................................................................................................................................98
f Rotate Image................................................................................................................................................ 100
E Voice Memo.................................................................................................................................................... 101
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) .......................................... 103
Editing Pictures ................................................................................................................................104
Editing Functions .............................................................................................................................. 104
Picture Editing.................................................................................................................................... 106
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation.......................................................... 106
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast ................................................................... 107
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones ........................................................................................... 108
p Filter Effects: Digital Filter ....................................................................................................................... 110
g Small Picture: Reducing Image Size .............................................................................................. 112
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy........................................................................................................ 113
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................115
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 115
Changing Movie Recording Settings ................................................................................................... 117
Movie Options ................................................................................................................................................... 118
Autofocus Mode................................................................................................................................................ 119
Wind Noise Reduction .................................................................................................................................. 119
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 120
Deleting Movie................................................................................................................................................... 120
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ..........................................................121
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 121
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 122
Before Connecting the Camera............................................................................................................... 122
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer................................................................... 123
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ................................................................................... 127
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 129
Connecting the Camera to a Printer..................................................................................................... 130
Printing Pictures One at a Time ............................................................................................................... 131
Printing Multiple Pictures ............................................................................................................................ 132
Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................135
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 135
Welcome Screen .............................................................................................................................................. 137
Time Zone and Date....................................................................................................................................... 138
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................ 141
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)................................................................................................ 143
Electronic VR ........................................................................................................................................................ 144
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Motion Detection ............................................................................................................................................. 145
AF Assist.................................................................................................................................................................. 146
Digital Zoom ....................................................................................................................................................... 146
Sound Settings................................................................................................................................................... 147
Auto Off ................................................................................................................................................................. 147
Format Memory/Format Card .................................................................................................................. 148
Language............................................................................................................................................................... 149
Video Mode ......................................................................................................................................................... 149
Charge by Computer...................................................................................................................................... 150
Blink Warning ...................................................................................................................................................... 151
Reset All .................................................................................................................................................................. 153
Firmware Version ............................................................................................................................................. 155
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................156
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 156
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 158
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 158
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................159
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 159
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 160
Image/Sound File and Folder Names ........................................................................................ 161
Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 162
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 166
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 173
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 176
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 177
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Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S3100 digital camera. This
manual was 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.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
B
This icon marks cautions,
information that should be read
before use, to prevent damage to
the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
C
This icon marks notes, information
that should be read before using
the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available elsewhere
in this manual.
Notations
• Secure Digital (SD) memory card, SDHC memory card, and SDXC memory card
are referred to as “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so
that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual display.
C
Internal Memory and 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 accessed for
picture storage, deletion, or viewing.
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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. Visit the site below for
contact information.
http://imaging.nikon.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, Charging AC
Adapter, 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.
The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal could interfere with normal operation of the
camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or
Holographic seal:
leaking.
Identifies this device as an
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local
authentic Nikon product.
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 the 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 was 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 was 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 was 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 builtin 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 Select an image option in the Welcome screen setting (A 137). 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
The Camera Body
Introduction
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
Lens cover closed
8
1
Shutter-release button.............................. 26
2
Zoom control.................................................. 25
f: Wide-angle.......................................... 25
g: Telephoto............................................... 25
h: Thumbnail playback..................... 74
i: Playback zoom.................................... 77
j: Help.......................................................... 52
3
4
Power switch/power-on lamp
...............................................................17, 22, 147
7
4
Flash......................................................................31
5
Self-timer lamp ..............................................33
AF-assist illuminator................................. 146
6
Lens......................................................... 158, 173
7
Built-in microphone...................... 101, 115
8
Lens cover...................................................... 156
9
Eyelet for camera strap .............................11
Parts of the Camera
Introduction
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13 14
15 16
17
1
Charge lamp......................................... 15, 127
Flash lamp......................................................... 32
10
2
b (e movie-record) button....... 8, 115
11 Tripod socket................................................ 174
3
A (shooting mode) button.............8, 36
12 Speaker ................................................. 102, 120
4
c (playback) button ................... 8, 28, 79
13 Connector cover ........ 121, 123, 130, 161
5
Multi selector .....................................................9
6
k (apply selection) button ......................9
7
l (delete) button ...........29, 29, 102, 120
15 Battery chamber............................................12
8
d button............................10, 37, 92, 136
16 Memory card slot..........................................20
9
Monitor..........................................................6, 23
14
USB/audio/video output connector
..........................................................121, 123, 130
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ...................12, 20
17 Battery latch.............................................12, 13
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Parts of the Camera
The Monitor
Introduction
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback
(actual display varies with current camera settings).
The indicators that appear in the monitor during shooting and playback disappear
after a few seconds (A 141).
Shooting
33
32
10
2
4
3
1
2
5
6
7
31
8
9
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30
29
28
27
26
25
24
+1.0
1600
1/250
F 3.2
23
18 17
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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11
12
13
14
15
6
13
14
15
999
999
9999
22 21 20 19
11 12
a
1m00s
1m00s
16
b
Shooting mode* ........22, 52, 66, 69, 115
18 Aperture value................................................26
Macro mode.................................................... 34
19 Focus area (auto) ..................................26, 46
Zoom indicator...................................... 25, 34
20 Focus area (for manual or center) ............46
Focus area (face priority, pet detection)
Focus indicator .............................................. 26
21
.......................................................... 26, 46, 63, 66
AE/AF-L indicator ......................................... 65
Focus area
Flash mode....................................................... 31
22
(subject tracking mode)...........................69
Battery level indicator................................ 22
23 Shutter speed .................................................26
Motion detection icon ................... 23, 145
24 ISO sensitivity ..........................................32, 44
Electronic VR icon ..................................... 144
25 Exposure compensation value ............35
Wind noise reduction ............................. 119
26 Skin softening .........................................66, 68
“Date not set” indicator ......................... 162
27 Smile timer................................................66, 68
Travel destination...................................... 138
28 Blink proof.........................................................68
Print date ........................................................ 143
29 Color options ..................................................45
Movie options ............................................. 118
30 White balance mode..................................40
Image mode.................................................... 38
31 Continuous shooting mode..........42, 63
a Number of exposures remaining
32 Self-timer indicator......................................33
16 (still pictures)............................................... 22
b Movie length ........................................... 115
33 Pet portrait auto release...........................63
17 Internal memory indicator...................... 23
* Indicators displayed vary with current shooting mode.
Parts of the Camera
Introduction
Playback
1
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17
16
20
19
5
2 3 4
6
15/05/2011 12:00
9999.JPG
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13
7
8
999/ 999
12
11
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999/ 999
9999/9999
a
1
2
1m00s
1m00s
9
b
1
Date of recording......................................... 18
10 Internal memory indicator......................28
2
Time of recording......................................... 18
11 Movie playback guide ............................ 120
3
Protect icon...................................................... 98
12 Add to favorite pictures guide.............80
4
Volume indicator.............................102, 120
13 Filter effects icon........................................ 110
14 Skin softening icon................................... 108
5
Album icon in
favorite pictures mode1 ........................... 81
Category icon in
auto sort mode1 ............................................ 86
6
Battery level indicator................................ 22
17 D-Lighting icon........................................... 107
7
Movie options2 ........................................... 118
18 Quick retouch icon................................... 106
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Image mode2 .................................................. 38
19 Voice memo icon ...................................... 102
a Current frame number/
total number of frames ........................ 28
b Movie length............................................ 120
20 File number and type ............................. 161
9
15 Print order icon..............................................93
16 Small picture icon ..................................... 112
The icon for the album or the selected category in auto sort mode currently selected in
playback mode is displayed.
Indicators displayed vary with the setting for shooting.
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Basic Operations
The A (Shooting Mode) Button
Introduction
• Press the A button in playback mode to enter
shooting mode.
• Press the A button in shooting mode to display
the shooting-mode selection menu and switch
shooting modes (A 36).
The c (Playback) Button
• Press the c button in shooting mode to enter
playback mode.
• Press the c button in playback mode to display
the playback-mode selection menu and switch
playback modes (A 79).
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c
button to turn the camera on in playback mode.
The b (e Movie-record) Button
• Press the b (e movie-record) button in
shooting mode to start movie recording
(A 115). Press the b (e movie-record) button
again to stop movie recording.
• Press the b (e movie-record) button in
playback mode to enter shooting mode.
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Basic Operations
The Multi Selector
Introduction
Operate by pressing the multi selector up (H), down (I), left (J), or right (K), or
pressing the k button.
Shooting
Display m (flash mode) (A 31) menu or
move cursor up
Display n (self-timer)
(A 33) menu
Display o (exposure
compensation) (A 35)
guide
Flash mode
Apply selection
Display p (macro mode) (A 34) menu or
move cursor down
Playback
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Select previous
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Select next picture
Menu Screen
Move cursor up
Move cursor left or
return to the
previous screen
Move cursor right or go
to next screen (apply
selection)
Beach
Shooting menu
Move cursor down
Apply selection (go to
the next screen)
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
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Basic Operations
The d Button
Introduction
Press the d button to display the menu for the selected mode.
• Use the multi selector to navigate the menus (A 9).
• Choose a tab on the left to switch to the menu of the selected tab.
• Press the d button again to exit the menu.
Tab for the menus available in
the current shooting/playback
mode
Displayed when the menu
contains two or more pages
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
Tab for displaying the movie
menu (during shooting mode)
Tab for displaying the setup
menu
Displayed when previous
menu items are available
Set up
Blink warning
Reset all
Firmware version
Choose an option and press
the k button or the multi
selector K to proceed to the
next set of options
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Displayed when there
are one or more menu
items to follow
Blink warning
On
Off
Press the k button or the
multi selector K to apply
selection
Basic Operations
Switching Between Tabs in the Menu Screen
In the menu screen that is displayed when the d button is pressed (A 10),
select the left end tab to switch to the menu of the selected tab.
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Press the multi selector
J to highlight the tab
Press the multi selector
H or I to select a tab,
and press either the k
button or K
Introduction
Set up
Shooting menu
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
The selected menu is
displayed
The Shutter-release Button
The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and
exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel
resistance. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, focus and
exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) are set. Focus and exposure remain
locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
While the shutter-release button is held in this position, release the shutter and
take a picture by pressing the shutter-release button 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 images.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to set focus
and exposure
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down to take a picture
Attaching the Camera Strap
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery
Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied) into the camera.
• Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low
(A 14).
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
2
Insert the battery.
First Steps
1
Battery chamber
Use the edge of the battery to push the
orange battery latch in the direction
indicated by the arrow (1) as the
battery is inserted (2).
When the battery is fully inserted, the
battery latch will lock it in place.
B
Inserting the Battery
Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could damage the camera. Be sure to
check that the battery is in the correct orientation.
3
12
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
B
First Steps
Turn the camera off (A 17) and be sure that the
power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery
latch in the direction indicated by the arrow (1). The
battery can then be removed by hand (2).
• Note that the camera, battery, and memory card
may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing the battery.
Notes on the Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery”
(A 157), before using the battery.
• If the battery is not used for an extended period, recharge it at least once every six months and
completely exhaust it before returning it to storage.
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Charging the Battery
Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 inserted into the
camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-69P to the camera
via the supplied USB Cable UC-E6, and then plugging the Charging AC Adapter
into an electrical outlet.
1
Prepare the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P.
First Steps
If a plug adapter* is included, attach the plug adapter to the plug on
the Charging AC Adapter. Push the plug adapter firmly until it is
securely held in place. Once the two are connected, attempting to
forcibly remove the plug adapter could damage the product.
* The shape of the plug adapter varies according to the country or
region in which the camera was purchased.
The Charging AC Adapter comes with the plug adapter attached
in Argentina and Korea.
2
Insert the battery (A 12).
Do not turn the camera on.
3
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Charging AC Adapter to the
camera.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
USB cable
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Charging the Battery
4
Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical
outlet.
The charge lamp slowly blinks green to indicate that the
battery is charging.
First Steps
About two hours and ten minutes are required to charge a fully
exhausted battery.
The following chart explains charge lamp
status when the camera is plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Charge lamp
5
Description
Blinks slowly
(green)
Battery charging.
Off
Battery not charging. When charging is complete, the charge
lamp stops blinking green and turns off.
Flickers (green)
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge
the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F).
• The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly
connected, or there is a problem with the battery. Disconnect
the USB cable or unplug the Charging AC Adapter and
correctly connect it again, or change the battery.
Disconnect the Charging AC Adapter from the electrical outlet and
then disconnect the USB cable.
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Charging the Battery
B
Notes on Charging AC Adapter
First Steps
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for use only with compatible devices. Do not use with another
make or model of device.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the Charging AC Adapter on page iii and the section,
“The Battery” (A 157), before use.
• The EH-69P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets. When using in other
countries, use a plug adapter (available commercially) as necessary. For more information about
plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for charging the battery inserted into the camera. When the
camera is connected to an electrical outlet with the Charging AC Adapter, the camera cannot be
turned on.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than Charging
AC Adapter EH-69P or USB-AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in
overheating or in damage to the camera.
C
AC Power Supply
• If the AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately; A 159) is used, power is supplied to the camera
from an electrical outlet and taking pictures and playing back pictures are available with this
camera.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than the
EH-62G. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
D
Charging Using Computer or Battery Charger
• Connecting the COOLPIX S3100 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL19 (A 122, 150).
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 can also be charged using the Battery Charger MH-66
(available separately; A 159).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
To turn on the camera, press the power switch.
The power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the
monitor will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off
when the monitor turns on).
To turn off the camera, press the power switch again.
When the camera is turned off, both the power-on lamp and monitor will turn off.
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in
playback mode (A 28).
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
If no operations are performed for a while, the monitor will turn off, the camera will enter standby
mode, and the power-on lamp will blink. If no operations are performed for another three minutes,
the camera will turn off automatically.
• To reactivate the monitor while the power on lamp is blinking, press any of the following buttons:
- Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button or b (e movie-record) button.
• In shooting or playback mode, the camera will enter standby mode in about one minute (default
setting).
• The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the
Auto off option (A 147) in the setup menu (A 135).
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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
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the
monitor will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when
the monitor turns on).
First Steps
2
Press the multi selector H or
I to choose the desired
language and press the k
button.
Language
Čeština
Dansk
Deutsch
English
Español
Ελληνικά
Multi selector
3
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
If No is selected, the date and time will not be set.
Cancel
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
Cancel
4
Press J or K to select your home time zone
(A 140) and press the k button.
Back
D
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, press the multi selector H in the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4 to turn on the
daylight saving time option.
When the daylight saving time option is enabled, W is displayed at
the top of the monitor. To turn off the daylight saving time option,
press I.
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Back
Setting Display Language, Date and Time
5
Press H, I, J, or K to edit the date and time
and press the k button.
Select a field: Press K or J (the highlight switches
between D, M, Y, hour, and minute).
Date format
Year/Month/Day
Month/Day/Year
Day/Month/Year
First Steps
6
Press the H or I to choose the order in which
the day, month and year are displayed and
press the k button or K.
Date and time
D
M
Y
Edit the value: Press H or I.
Apply the settings: Select the minute field and press the
k button or K.
Edit
When the settings are applied, the lens extends and monitor display exits to shooting
mode.
D
Imprinting Date and Changing the Date and Time
• To imprint the date on pictures, enable the Print date option (A 143) in the setup menu
(A 135) after the date and time have been set.
• The date and time of the camera clock can be changed with the Time zone and date setting
(A 138) in the setup menu (A 135).
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Inserting Memory Cards
First Steps
Image, sound, and movie files are stored in the camera’s internal memory
(approximately 45 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
(available commercially; A 160).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically stored on
the memory card and data recorded to the memory card can be played back,
deleted or transferred. Remove the memory card to store data in the internal
memory, or play back, delete or transfer data from the internal memory.
1
Be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the cover.
2
Insert the memory card.
Memory card slot
Slide the memory card in correctly until it
clicks into place.
B
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards could damage the camera or the
memory card. Be sure to check that the memory card is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing Memory Cards
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Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off
and confirm that the power-on lamp and monitor are
off. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
and press the card in (1) to partially eject the card. The
card can then be removed by hand. Do not attempt to
remove the card at an angle (2).
• Note that the camera, battery, and memory card
may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing the battery
or memory card.
Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting Memory Cards
B
The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch. When
this switch is in the “lock” position, data cannot be written to or
deleted from the memory card. If the switch is in the “lock”
position, unlock it by sliding the switch to the “write” position
to record or delete pictures, or to format the memory card.
B
First Steps
If the message at right is displayed, the memory card must be
formatted before use (A 148). Note that formatting permanently
Card is not formatted.
deletes all pictures and other data on the memory card. Be sure
Format card?
to make copies of any pictures you wish to keep before formatting
the memory card.
When formatting the memory card, use the multi selector to choose
Yes
No
Yes and press the k button. The confirmation dialog will be
displayed. To start formatting, choose Format and press the k
button.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting
is complete.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time
they are inserted into the COOLPIX S3100 (A 148).
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the
memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:
- Take out the battery or memory card
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• 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, dust, or corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
This section describes taking pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-andshoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The lens extends and the monitor turns on.
The camera is set to A (auto) mode at the time of
purchase. Proceed to step 4.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Press the A button.
3
Press the multi selector H or I
to choose A Auto mode and
press the k button.
Auto mode
Multi selector
4
Check the battery level indicator and the
number of exposures remaining.
Battery level
indicator
Battery level indicator
Description
b
Battery level high.
B
Battery level low. Prepare to
charge or replace the battery.
N
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures. Charge or
replace the battery.
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Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be stored is displayed.
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the capacity of the internal
memory or memory card and image mode setting (A 39).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Motion detection icon
The effects of the subject
movement and camera shake
are reduced.
Shooting mode
A displayed in A
(auto) mode.
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Image mode
The combination of image quality
(compression) and image size is
displayed. The default setting is
k 4320×3240.
• The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn
off after a few seconds (A 141).
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power (the poweron lamp is blinking) (A 147), press the following button to reactivate it.
- Power switch, the shutter-release button, A button, or b (e movie-record)
button
D
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Internal memory indicator
Indicates that images will be stored on the
camera’s internal memory (approximately
45 MB).
When a memory card is inserted in the
camera, C does not appear and images
will be stored on the memory card.
Movie options
A movie option is displayed
for movie recording (A 115,
118).
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• The flash mode (A 31) can be adjusted and the self-timer (A 33), macro mode (A 34), and the
exposure compensation (A 35) can be applied.
• Press the d button to specify settings for all shooting menu items (A 37) according to
shooting conditions. The combination of image quality (compression) and image size can be set
by using the Image mode option in the shooting menu.
D
Motion Detection
See Motion detection (A 145) in the setup menu (A 135) for more information.
D
Electronic Vibration Reduction
When the flash mode (A 31) is set to W (off) or Y (slow sync) with Electronic VR (A 144) in the
setup menu set to Auto, the w icon may appear in the monitor.
The appearance of w indicates shooting conditions in which the effects of camera shake can be
pronounced. In these situations, the camera reduces the effects of camera shake in pictures before
recording them.
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Step 2 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, AF
assist-illuminator, microphone, and speaker.
When taking pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation, turn
the camera so that the built-in flash is above the lens.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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2
Frame the picture.
At the default settings, a face detected by the camera will
be framed by a yellow double border (focus area).
Up to 12 faces can be detected. If more than one face is
detected, the face closest to the camera will be framed by
a double border, and the others by a single border.
When taking pictures of subjects other than people, or
framing a subject with which no face is detected, a focus area will not be displayed.
Frame the picture so that the intended subject is at or near the center of the frame.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Zoom out
Optical
zoom
Zoom in
Digital
zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating
and holding the zoom control at g triggers digital zoom. The subject is magnified
up to 4× the maximum optical zoom ratio.
Maximum optical zoom
Digital zoom enabled
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate
the zoom control to g to zoom in so that the subject
fills a larger area of the frame, or f to zoom out, thus
increasing the area visible in the frame.
• The zoom position is set at the maximum wide-angle
position when the camera is turned on.
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the
monitor when the zoom control is rotated.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not displayed
when digital zoom is in effect.
C
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify
images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image mode (A 38) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still pictures. When zoom is
increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to
indicate that interpolation is being applied. The position of V moves to the right as image size
decreases, allowing for confirmation of the zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation
is possible at the current image mode setting.
Small image size
Digital zoom can be disabled from the Digital zoom option (A 146) in the setup menu (A 135).
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button
halfway.
When the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway (A 11), the camera sets focus and
exposure (shutter speed and aperture value).
Focus and exposure remain locked while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
When a face is detected, it is framed by the double
border indicating the active focus area. When the subject
is in focus, the double border turns green.
1/250
F 3.2
Shutter speed
Aperture
value
When a face is not detected, camera automatically selects
the focus area (up to nine areas) containing the subject
closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the
active focus area glows green.
1/250
F 3.2
Shutter speed
Aperture
value
When digital zoom is used, the focus area is not displayed and the camera focuses at the
center of the frame. Once focus has been acquired, the focus indicator (A 6) turns
green.
If the focus area or the focus indicator blinks red when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition and press the
shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down.
The shutter is released and the picture will be recorded to
the memory card or internal memory.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or
removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the
camera or card.
B
Autofocus
B
When the Subject Is Close to the Camera
If the camera cannot focus, try shooting with macro mode (A 34) or the Close-up scene mode
(A 59).
B
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the subject
makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject, wearing a white shirt, is
standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Regular geometric patterns (e.g. window blind or windows in a skyscraper)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or focus on another subject and use focus lock (A 47). When using focus lock, be sure that
the distance between the camera and the subject with which focus was locked is the same as that
for the actual subject.
Note on Face Detection
See AF area mode (A 46) and “Face Detection” (A 48) for more information.
D
AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A 146) may light when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, or the flash (A 31) may fire when the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way down.
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Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures
Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode)
Press the c (playback) button.
The last picture taken will be displayed in fullframe playback mode.
b (e movie-record) button
c (playback) button
Press the multi selector H or J to view the
previous image. Press I or K to view the next
image.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Pictures may be displayed briefly at low
resolution while being read from the memory
card or internal memory.
A (shooting mode) Multi selector
To return to shooting mode, press the A button button
or the shutter-release button. Pressing the b (e
movie-record) button will also return the camera to shooting mode.
When playing back pictures stored in the camera’s internal
memory, C is displayed. When a memory card is inserted in
the camera, C is not displayed and pictures stored on the
memory card are played back.
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Internal memory indicator
C
When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
To reactivate the monitor while the power on lamp is blinking (A 147), press any of the following
buttons:
- Power switch, shutter-release button, c button or b (e movie-record) button.
C
Operations Available in Playback Mode
See “Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode” (A 72) and “Editing Pictures” (A 104) for more
information.
C
Pressing the c Button to Turn On the Camera
When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in playback mode. The
lens will not extend.
C
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Viewing Pictures
Pictures taken using face detection (A 48) or pet detection (A 63) will be rotated and displayed
automatically in full-frame playback mode, based on the orientation of the faces detected, except
pictures taken using Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 (A 42, 63), or Face priority tracking
(A 71).
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
1
Press the l button to delete the
picture currently displayed in the
monitor.
To exit without deleting the picture, press
the d button.
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
desired deletion method and press the k
button.
Current image: Only the current image or voice memo
(A 102) is deleted.
Erase selected images: Multiple images can be selected
and deleted.
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
See “Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen” (A 30) for more information.
All images: All images are deleted.
3
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
Erase 1 image?
Deleted pictures cannot be recovered.
To exit without deleting the picture, press H or I to
select No and press the k button.
B
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Yes
No
Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important pictures to a computer before
deleting them.
• Protected pictures cannot be deleted (A 98).
C
Deleting the Last Picture Taken While in Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last picture taken.
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Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures
Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose a
picture to be deleted, and then press H to
display y.
Erase selected images
To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch back
to full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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2
Back
Add y to all pictures to delete and press the k button to apply the
selection.
A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the onscreen instructions for more operations.
Using the Flash
The flash mode can be set to match the shooting conditions.
• When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5–4.5 m (1 ft.
8 in.–14 ft.) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of 0.5–2.2 m
(1 ft. 8 in.–7 ft. 3 in.) at the maximum telephoto zoom position.
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Reduce “red-eye” in portraits (A 32).
W
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is dim.
X
Fill flash
Flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and
backlit subjects.
Y
Slow sync
U (auto) is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture
background at night or under dim lighting.
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Press the multi selector m (flash mode).
The flash menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
desired flash mode and press the k button.
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at the
top of the monitor.
When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds, regardless of Photo info settings (A 141).
Flash mode
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
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Using the Flash
B
Shooting When the Flash is Disabled (W) or Lighting Is Poor
• Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of
camera shake.
• E may be displayed in the shooting screen. When E is displayed, ISO sensitivity is
automatically increased.
• The noise reduction function may be activated with some shooting conditions such as dim
lighting. More time than usual is required to record pictures to which noise reduction is applied.
B
Note on the Flash
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in pictures.
To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (off).
C
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.
If the battery is low, the monitor display will turn off,
and remain off, until the flash is fully charged.
C
The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode (A 36).
• A (auto): U (auto)
• Scene: varies with the selected scene mode (A 55–63)
• F (smart portrait): fixed at U (auto) when Off is selected for Blink proof; W (off) when On is
selected for Blink proof (A 68)
• s (subject tracking): U (auto)
There are functions with which the flash cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
C
Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”).
If the camera detects “red eye” while a picture is being recorded, the affected area will be processed
to reduce red-eye before the picture is saved. Note the followings when shooting.
• More time than usual is required to record pictures.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.
• In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by red-eye reduction
processing; in these cases, choose another flash mode and try again.
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Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
The camera is equipped with a ten-second and two-second timer for self-portraits.
This feature is useful for reducing the effects of camera shake that occurs when
pressing the shutter-release button.
When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended.
1
Press the multi selector n (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
Press the multi selector H or I to choose
10s or 2s and press the k button.
10s (ten seconds): Use on important occasions, such as
weddings
2s (two seconds): Use to prevent camera shake
Self-timer
The mode selected for self-timer is displayed.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection
will be canceled.
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
10
Focus and exposure will be set.
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
The self-timer starts, and the number of
seconds remaining before the shutter is
released is displayed in the monitor. The selftimer lamp blinks while the timer is counting
down. About one second before the shutter is
released, the lamp stops blinking and glows
steadily.
1/250
F 3.2
1/250
F 3.2
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2
9
When the shutter is released, the self-timer will
be set to OFF.
To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press
the shutter-release button again.
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Macro Mode
Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 10 cm (4 in.). Note
that the flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than
50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
1
Press the multi selector p (macro mode).
The macro mode menu is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Press the multi selector H or I to choose ON
and press the k button.
The macro mode icon (F) is displayed.
If the setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
Macro mode
3
Rotate the zoom control to frame the picture.
The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position. The camera can focus
at the shortest distances when F and the zoom indicator
glow green with the zoom indicator positioned to the left
(wider angle) of K.
The camera can focus on subjects as close as 10 cm (4 in.)
to the lens when zoomed out to the maximum wide-angle position or when zoomed in
one step from the maximum wide-angle zoom position. At the K zoom position, the
camera can focus at a distance of 30 cm (1 ft.).
C
Autofocus
When using A (auto) mode and Autofocus mode (A 50) is set to Full-time AF, the camera
continuously adjusts the focus until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the focus.
Therefore, the sound of lens drive movement can be heard.
When using other shooting modes, Full-time AF is turned on automatically when macro mode is
turned on.
C
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The Macro Mode Setting
The macro mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the
camera to make pictures brighter or darker.
1
Press the multi selector o (exposure
compensation).
The exposure compensation guide is displayed.
2
Exposure
compensation guide
To make the picture brighter, apply positive (+) exposure
compensation.
To make the picture darker, apply negative (–) exposure
compensation.
Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation
value
3
Press the k button.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection
will be canceled.
When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is applied, the value is displayed
with the H indicator in the monitor.
4
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
compensation value.
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
To exit without altering exposure, return to step 1, change
the value to 0.0 and press the k button.
+0.3
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C
Exposure Compensation Value
The exposure compensation value applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
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Selecting a Shooting Mode
The following shooting modes can be selected.
A
Auto mode
A 22
Pictures can be taken with an automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode recommended for
first-time users of digital cameras. Shooting settings such as continuous shooting can
be applied from the shooting menu (A 37).
x
Scene mode
A 52
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene. In scene auto
selector mode, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for
simpler shooting.
F
Smart portrait
A 66
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The camera uses face detection to detect human faces, and then automatically
releases the shutter when a smile is detected. The skin softening option can be used
to make skin tones of human faces displayed smoothly.
s
Subject tracking
A 69
Suited to focus and take pictures of moving subjects.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode.
The shooting-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
shooting mode.
When scene mode is selected (select the second icon
from the top and press K), the type of scene can be
changed. Press H, I, J, or K to choose a scene.
To return to the current shooting mode without
switching shooting modes, press the A button or the
shutter-release button.
3
Press the k button.
The camera enters the selected shooting mode.
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Auto mode
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
The following options can be set when shooting in A (auto) mode (A 22).
A 38
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at which
pictures are recorded. The image mode setting can also be modified in other
shooting modes.
A 40
White balance
Match white balance to the light source.
A 42
Continuous
Enable continuous shooting or BSS (best shot selector).
A 44
ISO sensitivity
A 45
Color options
Apply color effects to pictures as they are recorded.
A 46
AF area mode
Choose how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
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Control the camera’s sensitivity to light.
A 50
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Enter A (auto) mode (A 22).
Press the d button to display the shooting menu.
9
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• To exit the shooting menu, press the d button.
B
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A 51).
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size)
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Image mode
Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality
(compression) at which pictures are recorded. Choose the image mode best
suited to the manner in which pictures will be used and the capacity of the
internal memory or memory card. The higher the image mode setting, the larger
the size at which it can be printed or displayed without appearing noticeably
“grainy,” but limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded.
Option
Size (pixels)
Description
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Higher quality than R, suitable for enlargements or
high-quality prints. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:4.
Q 4320×3240P
4320 × 3240
R 4320×3240
(default setting)
4320 × 3240
R 3264×2448
3264 × 2448
L 2592×1944
2592 × 1944
M 2048×1536
2048 × 1536
Smaller size than R, R, or L allows more pictures to
be stored. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
N 1024×768
1024 × 768
Suited to display on a computer monitor. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
O 640×480
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television with an
aspect ratio of 4:3, or distribution by e-mail. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
P 4224×2376
4224 × 2376
Best choice in most situations. The compression ratio
is approximately 1:8.
Pictures with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and
playback modes (A 6, 7).
C
Image Mode
• When using shooting modes other than A (auto) mode, this setting can be changed by pressing
the d button.
• Change made to this setting applies to all shooting modes.
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
C
Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory
and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that the number of pictures that can be stored will differ
depending on the composition of the picture (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number
may vary depending on the make of memory card, even when the memory cards have the same
specified capacity.
Setting
Print size2 (cm/in.)
4
430
36 × 27/14 × 10.5
R 4320×3240
9
860
36 × 27/14 × 10.5
R 3264×2448
17
1570
28 × 21/11 × 8
L 2592×1944
27
2560
22 × 16/8.5 × 6.5
M 2048×1536
46
4230
17 × 13/7 × 5
N 1024×768
133
12300
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.5
O 640×480
260
23800
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
13
1210
35 × 20/14 × 8
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2
Memory card1
(4 GB)
Q 4320×3240P
P 4224×2376
1
Internal memory
(approx. 45 MB)
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures
remaining display shows “9999”.
Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi. Print sizes are calculated by dividing the
number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at
the same image size, pictures printed at higher resolutions will print smaller than the size
indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will print larger than the size indicated.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M White balance
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The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source.
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is
known as “white balance.” For natural colors, choose a white balance setting that
matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto, can
be used under most types of lighting, the white balance setting suited to a
particular light source can be specified manually to achieve more accurate results.
a Auto (default setting)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
b
Preset manual
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual
lighting conditions. See “Preset Manual” for more information (A 41).
c
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
d
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
e
Fluorescent
Use under fluorescent lighting.
f
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
g
Flash
Use with the flash.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). However, when
Auto is selected, no icon is displayed.
B
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Notes on White Balance
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
• At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 31).
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Preset Manual
The preset manual option is effective with mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast when the desired effect has not been
achieved with white balance settings like Auto and Incandescent (for example,
to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had
been shot under white light). Follow the procedure below to measure the white
balance value according to the light source when shooting.
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Display shooting menu (A 37), use the multi
selector to choose b Preset manual in the
White balance menu and press the k
button.
The camera zooms in to the position for measuring white
balance.
3
Choose Measure.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
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1
Preset manual
To apply the most recently measured value for preset
manual, choose Cancel and press the k button.
Cancel
Measure
4
Frame the reference object in the measuring
window.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Measuring window
5
Press the k button to measure a value for preset manual.
The shutter is released and the new white-balance value is set. No picture is recorded.
B
Note on Preset Manual
A value for flash lighting cannot be measured with Preset manual. When shooting using the flash,
set White balance to Auto or Flash.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Continuous
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Continuous
Enable continuous shooting or BSS (best shot selector).
U
V
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D
W
Single (default setting)
One picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
Continuous
While the shutter-release button is held down, up to three pictures are taken at a
rate of about 0.7 frames per second (fps) when Image mode is set to
R 4320×3240.
BSS (Best Shot Selector)
The “best shot selector” is recommended when 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 on, the camera takes up to ten pictures while the
shutter-release button is held down. The sharpest picture in the series is
automatically selected and saved.
Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes
16 shots at a rate of about 30 fps and arranges them in a
single image shots.
• Image mode is fixed at L (2560 × 1920).
• Digital zoom is not available.
At settings other than Single, the indicator for the current setting is displayed in
the monitor (A 6).
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
B
Notes on Continuous Shooting
• When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is selected, flash is disabled. Focus, exposure, and
white balance are fixed at the values determined with the first picture in each series.
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
B
Note on BSS
BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject moves or the composition changes while the
shutter-release button is held down.
B
Note on Multi-shot 16
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Smear (A 158) visible in the monitor when shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled will be recorded
with images. Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when
shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled is recommended.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
ISO Sensitivity
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M ISO sensitivity
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The higher the sensitivity, the less light is needed to expose an image, allowing
capturing darker subjects. Also, a higher sensitivity allows higher shutter speeds,
resulting in the picture with less camera shake and subject blur in comparison to
the same subject taken under the same brightness.
• Although high ISO sensitivity settings are suited to pictures of subjects taken
under dim lighting, those taken without flash, or those taken at telephoto
setting, high sensitivity settings are often associated with “noise”- randomly
spaced, brightly colored pixels- concentrated in dark portions of images.
Auto (default setting)
Sensitivity is ISO 80 when there is sufficient lighting, the camera compensates by
raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when lighting is dim.
Fixed range auto
Choose the range in which the camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity, from
ISO 80-400 (default setting) or ISO 80-800. The camera will not increase sensitivity
beyond the maximum value in the selected range. Specify the maximum ISO
sensitivity for effective control over the amount of “grain” that appears in images.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Sensitivity is locked at the specified value.
At the settings other than Auto, the current setting is displayed in the monitor
(A 6). If Auto is selected and the sensitivity is raised above ISO 80, the E icon
will be displayed (A 32). When Fixed range auto is selected, U and the
maximum value of ISO sensitivity is displayed.
B
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Notes on ISO sensitivity
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
• Motion detection (A 145) does not function when the ISO sensitivity is locked.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Color Options
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Color options
Make colors more vivid or record pictures in monochrome.
n
Standard color (default setting)
Use for pictures exhibiting natural color.
o
Vivid color
Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” effect.
p
Black-and-white
Sepia
Record pictures in sepia tones.
r
Cyanotype
Record pictures in cyan-blue monochrome.
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Record pictures in black-and-white.
q
At settings other than Standard color, the icon for the current setting is displayed
in the monitor (A 6). Color tones in shooting display change according to the
selected color option.
B
Note on Color Options
There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
AF Area Mode
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M AF area mode
Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
a
Face priority (default setting)
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When the camera detects a human face, it focuses
on that face. See “Face Detection” (A 48) for more
information. If more than one face is detected, the
camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.
When taking pictures of subjects other than people,
or framing a subject with which no face is detected,
the AF area mode setting switches to Auto, and the
camera will automatically select the focus area
containing the subject closest to the camera.
w
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Focus areas
Auto
The camera automatically selects the focus area
containing the subject closest to the camera. Press
the shutter-release button halfway to activate the
focus area. When the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the focus area (up to nine areas)
selected by the camera will be displayed in the
monitor.
9
Focus areas
x
Manual
Select one of 99 focus areas displayed in the monitor.
This option is suited to situations in which the
intended subject is relatively still and not positioned
in the center of the frame.
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select the
focus area displayed in the monitor that contains the
subject, and shoot.
• Before making any of the settings below, press the
k button to cancel the focus-area selection.
- Flash mode
- Macro mode, self-timer, or exposure
compensation
When the settings are complete, press the k button
again to reactivate the focus-area selection.
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Focus area
Selectable focus area
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
y
Center
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
The center focus area is always displayed.
9
Focus area
Notes on AF Area Mode
• When digital zoom is in effect, focus will be on the center of the screen regardless of the AF area
mode setting.
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 27).
D
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B
Focus Lock
To focus on off-center subjects when Center is selected for AF area mode, use focus lock as
described below.
1 Position the subject in the center of the frame.
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2 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• The camera focuses on the subject and the focus area glows
green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
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F 3.2
1/250
F 3.2
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.
4 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
take the picture.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Face Detection
When the camera is pointed at a human face, face detection, with which the
camera automatically detects that face and focuses on it, starts. The face detection
function is activated in the following situations.
• AF area mode (A 46) is set to Face priority
• In Scene auto selector (A 53), Portrait (A 55) and Night portrait (A 56)
scene modes
• In smart portrait mode (A 66)
* For information about face detection when using subject tracking mode, see
“Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)” (A 69).
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Frame a picture.
When the camera detects a face, that face is framed by a
yellow double border.
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When the camera detects more than one face, operation varies as follows depending
upon the shooting mode.
Faces framed by double border
Number of faces that
can be detected
A (auto) mode
(Face priority)
Scene auto selector,
Portrait, Night portrait
scene mode
The face closest to the camera
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 12
Smart portrait mode
The face closest to the center of
the frame
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 3
Shooting mode
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
2
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. The double border turns green and focus is
locked.
When the camera is unable to focus, the double border
will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again
and focus.
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F 3.2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to take a picture.
B
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If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling in smart
portrait mode, the Smile timer (A 66) is activated and the shutter is automatically
released without the shutter-release button having been pressed.
Notes on Face Detection
• If the camera is unable to detect any faces when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
with AF area mode set to Face priority, the AF area mode setting automatically switches to
Auto.
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in Portrait or Night
portrait scene mode or smart portrait mode, the camera will focus on the subject at 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 otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When the frame includes more than one face, the faces detected by the camera and the face on
which the camera focuses depend upon a variety of factors, including the direction in which the
faces are looking.
• In some rare cases, the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border glows
green (A 27). Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode and set AF area mode to Manual or
Center, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual
portrait subject, and use focus lock (A 47).
• Pictures taken using face detection will be rotated and displayed automatically in full-frame
playback mode, based on the orientation of the faces detected, except pictures taken using
Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 (A 42), or Face priority tracking (A 71).
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Autofocus Mode
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
A
Single AF (default setting)
The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
B
Full-time AF
The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed down
halfway. Use with moving subjects. The sound of lens drive movement will be heard
while the camera focuses.
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B
Note on Autofocus Mode
There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 51) for more information.
B
Note on the Autofocus Mode Setting for Subject Tracking Mode
Autofocus mode can be set for subject tracking mode. The default setting in subject tracking
mode is Full-time AF. Autofocus mode can be set independently for both subject tracking mode
and A (auto) mode.
D
50
Autofocus Mode for Movie Recording
Autofocus mode for movie recording can be set with Autofocus mode (A 119) in the movie
menu (A 117).
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some shooting settings cannot be used with other functions.
Continuous
(A 42)
Image mode
(A 38)
Continuous
(A 42)
White balance
(A 40)
Color options
(A 45)
Continuous
(A 42)
Self-timer (A 33)
ISO sensitivity
(A 44)
Continuous
(A 42)
AF area mode
(A 46)
Digital zoom
(A 146)
ISO sensitivity
(A 44)
Continuous
(A 42)
Continuous
(A 42)
ISO sensitivity
(A 44)
Continuous
(A 42)
Continuous
(A 42)
Electronic VR
(A 144)
Motion detection
(A 145)
Blink warning
(A 151)
Digital zoom
(A 25, 146)
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Setting
Descriptions
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is
selected, flash is disabled.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the Image
mode setting is fixed at L (image size: 2560 ×
1920 pixels).
When Black-and-white, Sepia, or Cyanotype
is selected for Color options, the White
balance setting is fixed at Auto.
When taking a picture using the self-timer, the
continuous setting is fixed to Single.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the ISO
sensitivity setting is automatically specified
according to the brightness.
When the digital zoom is in effect, focus area is
fixed at Center.
When a setting other than Auto is selected for
ISO sensitivity, Electronic VR is disabled.
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is
selected, electronic VR is disabled.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, Motion
detection is not enabled.
When a setting other than Auto is selected for
ISO sensitivity, Motion detection is disabled.
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is
selected, Blink warning is disabled.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, digital zoom is
not available.
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Restricted
function
Flash mode
(A 31)
More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A 146).
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The
following scene modes are available.
x Scene auto selector b Portrait
c Landscape
d Sports
e Night portrait
f Party/indoor
Z Beach
z Snow
h Sunset
i Dusk/dawn
j Night landscape
k Close-up
u Food
l Museum
m Fireworks show
n Black and white copy
o Backlighting
p Panorama assist
O Pet portrait
Selecting a Scene Mode
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Press the A button in shooting
mode and press the multi selector
H or I to select the scene mode
icon.
The icon for the last scene mode selected is
displayed. The default setting is x (Scene
auto selector; A 53).
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Scene auto selector
Press K and press H, I, J, or K to choose the
desired scene, and then press the k button.
After selecting O Pet portrait scene mode, select Single
or Continuous (A 63).
The display changes to that for the selected scene mode.
For more information about features of scene modes, see
page 55.
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Beach
Frame the subject and take a
picture.
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F 3.2
Image Mode
When the d button is pressed in scene mode, Image mode (A 38) can be adjusted. Changes
made to the image mode setting are applied to all shooting modes.
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Displaying a Description of Each Scene Mode (Help Display)
Choose the desired scene type from the scene selection screen (step 2) and rotate the zoom control
(A 4) to g (j) to view a description of that scene. To return to the original screen, rotate the zoom
control to g (j) again.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera
(Scene Auto Selector)
The camera simplifies shooting by automatically selecting the optimum scene
mode from the list below when the shot is framed.
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•
•
•
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d: Auto (general shooting)
f: Landscape
g: Night landscape
j: Backlighting
• e: Portrait
• h: Night portrait
• i: Close-up
The camera enters scene auto selector
mode.
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Press the A button in shooting
mode and use the multi selector to
select x (Scene auto selector)
scene mode (A 52).
Scene auto selector
Frame the subject and take a picture.
The shooting mode icon changes to that of the scene
mode currently enabled.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and
exposure. When the subject is in focus, the active focus
area glows green.
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Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to take the picture.
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Notes on Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should
this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 22) or select the desired scene mode manually (A 52).
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Focusing in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• When the camera detects a human face in scene auto selector scene mode, it focuses on that face.
See “Face Detection” (A 48) for more information.
• When the shooting mode indicator d (auto) or i (close-up) is displayed, the camera
automatically selects one (or more) of the nine focus areas containing the subject closest to the
camera as same as when Auto is selected for AF area mode (A 46).
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Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• U (auto; default setting) and W (off) flash mode settings can be applied (A 31). When U
(auto) is applied, the camera automatically selects the optimum flash mode setting for the scene
mode it has selected. When W (off) is applied, the flash does not fire, regardless of shooting
conditions.
• Self-timer (A 33) and exposure compensation (A 35) settings can be adjusted.
• The macro mode button on the multi selector (A 9, 34) is disabled.
• When the d button is pressed in scene auto selector scene mode, Image mode (A 38) can
be adjusted. Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features)
See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)”
(A 53) for more information on scene auto selector scene mode.
The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: m, flash mode
(A 31); n, self-timer (A 33); p, macro mode (A 34); o, exposure
compensation (A 35).
b Portrait
m
V*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
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Use this mode for portraits.
• The camera detects and focuses on a human face. See “Face
Detection” (A 48) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, focus will be on the face
nearest to the camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by
applying the skin softening function before recording
pictures (A 67).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the screen.
• Digital zoom is not available.
* Default setting can be modified.
c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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d Sports
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Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action
in a single shot and record motion in a series of pictures.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame
and focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing
the shutter-release button halfway.
• While the shutter-release button is held down, up to three
pictures are taken at a rate of about 0.7 frames per second
(fps) when Image mode is set to R 4320×3240.
• Focus, exposure and white balance are fixed at the values determined with the first
picture in each series.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up.
• The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the
current image mode setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
m
W
n
Off
p
Off
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
O
e Night portrait
Use this mode for portraits taken at sunset or at night. The flash
fires to light the portrait subject while preserving background
lighting to achieve a natural balance between the main subject
and background ambience.
• The camera detects and focuses on a human face. See “Face
Detection” (A 48) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, focus will be on the face nearest to the camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening
function before recording pictures (A 67).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the screen.
• Digital zoom is not available.
m
1
2
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V1
n
Off2
p
Off
Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction.
Default setting can be modified.
Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
f Party/indoor
Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor
background lighting.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily. In dark surroundings, the use of a tripod is
recommended.
m
1
2
V1
n
Off2
p
Off
o
0.02
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used. The default setting can be modified.
Default setting can be modified.
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Z Beach
Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit
expanses of water.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
z Snow
Captures the brightness of sunlit snow.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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O
h Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
O
i Dusk/dawn
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Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
O
j Night landscape
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated.
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k Close-up
m
U*
n
Off*
p
On
o
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Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at close
range.
• Macro mode (A 34) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position. The camera can focus at
the shortest distances when F and the zoom indicator glow
green with the zoom indicator positioned to the left (wider
angle) of K. The camera can focus on subjects as close as
10 cm (4 in.) to the lens when zoomed out to the maximum
wide-angle position or when zoomed in one step from the
maximum wide-angle zoom position. At the K zoom
position, the camera can focus at a distance of 30 cm (1 ft.).
• AF area mode is set to Manual (A 46). Choose the focus area in which the camera
focuses. Press the k button and press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select a
different focus area.
Before making any of the settings below, press the k button to cancel the focus-area
selection.
- Flash mode
- Self-timer or exposure compensation
• The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily.
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* Default setting can be modified. Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at
distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
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u Food
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This mode is useful when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 34) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position. The camera can focus at the
shortest distances when F and the zoom indicator glow
green with the zoom indicator positioned to the left (wider
angle) of K. The camera can focus on subjects as close as
10 cm (4 in.) to the lens when zoomed out to the maximum
wide-angle position or when zoomed in one step from the
maximum wide-angle zoom position. At the K zoom
position, the camera can focus at a distance of 30 cm (1 ft.).
• Hue can be adjusted in the range of the creative slider
displayed at left in the monitor. Press the multi selector H
to make the image more reddish, or I to make it more
bluish. The selected hue adjustment setting is stored in
the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
• AF area mode is set to Manual (A 46). Choose the
focus area in which the camera focuses. Press the k
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button and press the multi selector H, I, J, or K, to
select a different focus area.
Before making any of the settings below, press the k button to cancel the focus-area
selection.
- Hue
- Self-timer or exposure compensation
• The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily.
X
W
n
Off*
p
On
* Default setting can be modified.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated.
o
0.0*
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
l Museum
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 at the center of the frame.
• BSS (best shot selector) can be enabled (A 42).
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
o
0.0
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
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m Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst
of light from a firework.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus indicator (A 6) always
glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may
not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up.
m
W
n
Off
p
Off
n Black and white copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• Camera focuses on subject at the center of the frame.
• Use macro mode (A 34) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off*
* Default setting can be modified.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
o Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing
features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to
“fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
• Camera focuses on subject at the center of the frame.
m
m
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
p Panorama assist
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Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using
the supplied Panorama Maker 5 software. See “Shooting for a Panorama” (A 64) for details.
m
W*
n
* Default setting can be modified.
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Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
O Pet portrait
m
1
2
W
n
Y1
p
Off2
o
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Use this mode for taking portraits of pets (dogs or cats). When
the camera detects the face of a dog or cat, it focuses on the
face and automatically releases the shutter (pet portrait auto
release).
• On the screen displayed when O Pet portrait is selected
for scene mode, select Single or Continuous.
- Single: The camera takes one picture at a time.
- Continuous: When the focus is acquired on the detected face, the camera releases
the shutter three times (continuous shooting speed rate: about 0.7 frames per second
when the image mode setting is R 4320×3240). F is displayed in the monitor
during shooting.
• A double border (focus area) is displayed around the
detected face, and it turns green when the focus is
acquired. Up to five faces can be detected. When the
camera detects more than one face, the double border is
displayed around the largest face, and single borders are
displayed around the others.
• When no pet faces are detected, the shutter can be
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released by pressing the shutter-release button.
- The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame when no pet faces are detected.
- When Continuous is selected, up to three pictures are taken at a rate of about 0.7
frames per second while the shutter-release button is held down (when the image
mode setting is R 4320×3240).
• To change the setting whether the camera release the shutter automatically or not, press
J (n) on the multi selector.
- Pet portrait auto release (default setting): The shutter is automatically released
when the focus is acquired on the detected face. d is displayed in the monitor during
shooting.
- OFF: The shutter is released only when the shutter-release button is pressed.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 146) does not light up. Shutter sound (A 147) is disabled.
• Factors such as the distance between the pet and the camera, the orientation or
brightness of the face, and the speed at which the pet is moving may prevent the camera
from detecting the faces of dogs or cats or may cause it to detect faces other than those
of dogs or cats.
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OFF can be selected. Self-timer (10s or 2s) is disabled.
Default setting can be modified.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Shooting for a Panorama
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the
best results.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode and use the multi selector to
select p (Panorama assist) scene
mode (A 52).
Panorama direction icons are displayed to
show the direction in which pictures will be
joined.
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Panorama assist
Use the multi selector to choose the direction
and press the k button.
Select the direction in which pictures will be joined in the
completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K) or down
(L).
The yellow panorama direction icon (I I) is displayed for
the current direction and the direction is fixed when k is
pressed. The icon changes to the white fixed direction I icon.
9
If necessary, apply flash mode (A 31), self-timer (A 33), macro mode (A 34) and
exposure compensation (A 35) settings with this step.
Press the k button again to choose a different direction.
3
Frame the first portion of the
panorama scene and take the first
picture.
One third of the picture will be displayed as
translucent.
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4
Take the next picture.
Frame the next picture so that one third of the
frame overlaps the first picture, and press the
shutter-release button.
Repeat this process until the necessary
number of pictures has been taken to
complete the scene.
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5
Press the k button when shooting is
complete.
The camera returns to step 2.
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Notes on Panorama Assist
• Flash mode, self-timer, macro mode and exposure compensation settings cannot be adjusted
after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom or Image mode setting
(A 38) be adjusted after the first picture has been taken.
• Shooting for the panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (A 147) initiates standby
mode during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
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R Indicator
In Panorama assist scene mode, exposure, white balance, and
focus for all pictures in a panorama are fixed at the values for the
first picture in each series.
When the first picture is taken, R is displayed to indicate
that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
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Panorama Maker 5
Install Panorama Maker 5 from the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
Transfer pictures to a computer (A 122) and use Panorama Maker 5 (A 126) to join them in a
single panorama.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
At the default settings, the camera uses face detection to detect human faces, and
then automatically releases the shutter when a smile is detected (smile timer). The
skin softening option can be used to smooth skin tones of human faces.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode, press the multi selector H
or I to select F, and press the k
button.
Smart portrait
The camera enters smart portrait mode.
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Frame a picture.
Point the camera at the subject.
When the camera detects a human face, a yellow double
border (focus area) is displayed around that face. When
focus is acquired on that face, the double border will turn
green for a moment and focus is locked.
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Up to three faces can be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the double border is displayed around the face closest to
the center of the frame, and single borders around the others.
3
The shutter is automatically released.
If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, Smile timer
(A 68) is activated and the shutter is automatically released.
Each time the shutter is released, the camera again initiates face detection and smile
detection operations for continuous automatic shooting.
4
Shooting ends.
To stop automatic shooting of smiling faces, either turn the camera off, set Smile timer
to Off, or press the A button and select another shooting mode.
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Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
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Notes on Smart Portrait Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or smiles.
• See “Notes on Face Detection” (A 49) for more information.
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Notes on the Skin Softening Function
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Auto Power Off in Smile Timer Mode
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto off function (A 147) is activated and the camera turns off
when either of the situations indicated below persists and no other operations are performed.
• The camera does not detect any faces.
• The camera detected a face, but cannot detect a smile.
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• More time than usual may be required to save a picture when shooting with skin softening
function.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may not be smoothed or parts other than face may
be modified though the camera detects a face. If the desired results are not produced, set Skin
softening to Off and shoot again.
• The skin softening level cannot be adjusted when the portrait or night portrait is selected in the
scene mode.
• Skin softening can also be applied on recorded pictures (A 108).
Self-timer Lamp
The self-timer lamp blinks when the smile timer is enabled and the camera detects a face, and it
blinks quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
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Releasing the Shutter Manually
Pictures can also be taken by pressing the shutter-release button. The camera focuses on the subject
at the center of the frame when faces are not detected.
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Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode
• Flash cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On. When Blink proof is set to Off, flash mode
(A 31) is set to U (auto) (can be modified).
• The self timer (A 33) options can be applied when Smile timer is set to Off.
• Macro mode (A 34) cannot be used.
• Exposure compensation (A 35) is enabled.
• When pressing the d button to display F (smart portrait) menu, Image mode, Skin
softening, Smile timer, and Blink proof options can be applied (A 68).
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More Information
See “Autofocus” (A 27) for more information.
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Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
Changing Smart Portrait Mode Settings
While using F (smart portrait) mode (A 66), press the d button (A 10) and
then set the following options in the smart portrait menu.
Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
Press the d button to exit the menu.
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved (A 38).
Changes made to the image mode setting are applied to all shooting modes.
Skin softening
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Enable skin softening. When the shutter is released, the camera detects one or more
human faces (up to three), and processes the image to soften facial skin tones
before saving the picture.
The degree of skin softening applied can be selected from High, Normal (default
setting), and Low. When Off is selected, the skin softening function is disabled.
• The current setting can be confirmed by the indicator displayed in the monitor
with shooting (A 6). No indicator is displayed when Off is selected. The effects
of skin softening are not visible when framing pictures for shooting. Check the
degree of skin softening performed in playback mode.
Smile timer
• On (default setting): The camera uses face detection to detect a human face, and
then automatically releases the shutter whenever a smile is detected.
• Off: The camera does not release the shutter automatically with smile detection.
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
• When smile timer is enabled, an indicator is displayed in the monitor with
shooting (A 6). No indicator is displayed when Off is selected
Blink proof
When On is selected, the camera automatically releases the shutter twice each time
a picture is taken. Of the two shots, one in which the subject’s eyes are open is
saved.
• If the camera saved a picture in which the subject’s
eyes may have been closed, the dialog shown at
right is displayed for a few seconds.
A blink was detected in the
picture just taken.
• Flash cannot be used when On is selected.
• The default setting is Off.
• The current setting is displayed in the monitor
(A 6). No indicator is displayed when Off is
selected.
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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
Use this mode to take pictures of moving subjects. Register the subject on which
the camera will focus. The focus area will automatically move to track the subject.
At the default setting, once the camera detects a human face it will automatically
begin tracking that person (face priority tracking).
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Press the A button, press the
multi selector H or I to select s,
and press the k button.
The display switches to that for subject
tracking mode and a white border is
displayed at the center of the frame.
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Subject tracking
Register a subject.
When the camera detects a face in the frame, that face is
automatically registered as the subject to be tracked (A 71).
When shooting subjects other than people, align the
subject with the white border while it is displayed at the
center of the frame, and press the k button.
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When the border glows red, the camera is unable to
focus on the subject. Change the composition and try to
register the subject again.
When the subject is registered, a yellow focus area is
displayed on that subject and the camera begins tracking
that subject.
To change the subject, press the k button to deregister
the current subject.
If the registered subject is not visible in the monitor, the focus area will disappear and
the registration will be canceled. Register the subject again.
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3
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
The camera focuses on the focus area when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. The focus area will
glow green and focus will be locked.
When the camera is unable to focus, the focus area will
blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again to
focus.
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If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area is not displayed, the
camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to release the shutter.
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Notes on Subject Tracking Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Adjust zoom position, exposure, menu settings, and flash mode prior to registering the subject. If
these settings are adjusted after the subject has been registered, subject registration will be
canceled.
• It may be impossible to register the desired subject, or the camera may be unable to track the
registered subject or may begin tracking a different subject, if the subject is moving rapidly, if
there is a significant amount of camera shake, or if the camera detects a similar subject. The
camera’s ability to accurately track the registered subject is also dependent upon the size and
brightness of the subject.
• In some rare cases, subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected (A 27) may be
out of focus despite the fact that the focus area glows green. Should this occur, switch to A (auto)
mode and set AF area mode (A 46) to Manual or Center, refocus on another subject
positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended subject, and use focus lock
(A 47).
C
70
Functions Available in Subject Tracking Mode
• Flash mode (A 31) and exposure compensation (A 35) settings can be adjusted.
• Self-timer (A 33) and macro mode (A 34) cannot be used.
• Press the d button to display the s (subject tracking) menu and make the Image mode,
Autofocus mode, and Face priority tracking settings (A 71).
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
Changing Subject Tracking Mode Settings
While using s (subject tracking) mode (A 69), press the d button (A 10)
and then set the following options in the subject tracking menu.
• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• Press the d button to exit the menu.
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at which
images are saved (A 38).
Changes made to the image mode setting are applied to all shooting modes.
Autofocus mode
More on Shooting
Allows you to set the Autofocus mode (A 50) used for subject tracking mode (the
default setting is Full-time AF).
When using subject tracking mode while set to Full-time AF, the camera
continuously focuses once a subject is registered for subject tracking until the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. The sound of the camera
focusing will be heard.
Changes made to the autofocus mode setting in this mode will not be applied to the
autofocus mode setting in the A (auto) mode. The autofocus mode setting applied
in the subject tracking mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera
is turned off.
Face priority tracking
When On (default setting) is selected and the camera detects a human face, that
person is automatically registered as the subject to be tracked, and subject tracking
begins tracking that subject.
B
Notes on Face Priority Tracking
• Only one subject can be tracked. If the camera detects multiple faces at the same time, the face
closest to the center of the frame is tracked.
• When the frame includes more than one face, the face detected by the camera and registered as
the subject to be tracked depends upon a variety of factors, including the direction in which the
faces are looking.
• Depending on shooting conditions, such as whether or not the subject is facing the camera, the
face may not be detected properly. Additionally, the camera may be unable to detect faces in the
following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When the camera is unable to track the registered subject, press the k button to track again, or
set Face priority tracking to Off, frame the picture so that the subject is inside the border in the
center of the frame, and press the k button to register the subject again.
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More on Playback
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Press the c button in shooting mode to enter
playback mode and pictures taken are displayed
(A 28).
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The following operations are available in full-frame playback mode.
To
A
Description
More on Playback
Select pictures
Press H, I, J, or K to display previous or
subsequent pictures.
Press and hold H, I, J, or K to scroll
quickly through pictures.
9
View thumbnails/
enable calendar
display
f (h)
Display 4, 9, or 16 picture thumbnails.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in the
16-picture thumbnail display to apply the
calendar display (except in list by date
mode).
74, 76
g (i)
Enlarge the view of the picture currently
displayed in the monitor, up to about 10×.
Press the k button to return to full-frame
playback mode.
77
Playback zoom
72
Use
Add to/remove
from album
k
Press the k button to add current picture
to an album (in playback mode, auto sort
mode or list by date mode). Press the k
80, 82
button in favorite pictures mode to remove
the current picture from an album.
Play back movies
k
Play back the movie currently displayed.
120
Delete pictures
l
Select a deletion method and delete
pictures. In favorite pictures mode (A 80),
auto sort mode (A 86) or list by date
mode (A 89), pictures in the same album,
or pictures with the same category or
shooting date can be deleted.
29
Display menus
d
Display the menu for the selected mode.
92
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
To
Switch to
playback mode
A
Use
Description
c
Press the c button to display the
playback-mode selection menu and switch
to favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode,
or list by date mode.
79
Press the A button or shutter-release
button. Pressing the b (e movie-record)
button will also switch the camera to
shooting mode.
28
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
More on Playback
C
Changing the Orientation (Vertical/Horizontal) of Pictures
Picture orientation can be changed after taking a picture using Rotate image (A 100) in the
playback menu (A 92).
73
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A 28) to display pictures in “contact
sheets” of thumbnail images.
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The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed.
To
More on Playback
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K.
Increase the
number of
pictures
displayed/apply
the calendar
display
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
increase the number of picture thumbnails
displayed: 4 ➝ 9 ➝ 16.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in the
16-picture thumbnail display to apply the
calendar display (except in list by date
mode). Pictures can be found by the date
on which they were taken (A 76).
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to return
to thumbnail display.
f (h)
A
Description
Choose pictures
9
–
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to
decrease the number of picture thumbnails
displayed: 16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4. Rotate the zoom
control to g (i) in
4-picture thumbnail display to return to
full-frame playback mode.
Delete pictures
l
Select a deletion method and delete
pictures. In favorite pictures mode (A 80),
auto sort mode (A 86) or list by date
mode (A 89), pictures in the same album,
or pictures with the same category or
shooting date can be deleted.
29
Cancel thumbnail
playback
k
Press the k button.
28
Decrease the
number of
pictures
displayed
74
Use
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
To
Use
A
Switch to
shooting mode
A
Description
Press the A button or shutter-release
button. Pressing the b (e movie-record)
button will also switch the camera to
shooting mode.
28
b
More on Playback
C
Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
When pictures marked using Print order (A 93) or
Protect (A 98) are selected, the icons shown at right are
displayed with them.
Movies are displayed as film frames.
Protect icon
Print order icon
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10
Film frames
C
Thumbnail Display in Favorite Pictures and Auto Sort Mode
• In favorite pictures mode (A 80), the favorite pictures icon
is displayed at right above the thumbnails.
• In auto sort mode (A 86), the category icon of the pictures
is displayed at right above the thumbnails.
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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Display
With playback display of 16 thumbnails (A 74), rotate
the zoom control to f (h) to switch to calendar
display (except in list by date mode).
Images can be selected for display based on the date
on which they were taken. The dates on which pictures
were taken are underlined in yellow.
The following operations are available in calendar
display.
To
Use
More on Playback
Select date
Return to fullframe playback
Return to
thumbnail display
B
k
g (i)
2011
Su
1
8
15
22
29
M
2
9
16
23
30
Tu
3
10
17
24
31
05
W Th
4 5
11 12
18 19
25 26
F
6
13
20
27
Sa
7
14
21
28
3
A
Description
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K.
9
The first picture taken on the selected date
is displayed full frame.
28
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
74
Notes on Calendar Display
• Pictures taken when the camera’s date is not set are treated as pictures taken on January 1, 2011.
• The l button and d button are not available in calendar display.
D
76
List by Date Mode
Only the pictures taken on the same date can be played back in list by date mode (A 89). The list
by date options (A 91) are also available only for the pictures taken on the selected date.
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 28) enlarges display of the center
portion of the current picture.
• The guide displayed at bottom right shows the
portion of the image currently displayed.
The following operations can be performed while picture display is enlarged.
To
Zoom in
Use
g (i)
A
Description
Zoom increases each time the zoom
control is rotated to g (i), to a maximum of –
10×.
–
View other areas
of picture
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
move the display area to other areas of the
picture.
9
Delete pictures
l
Select a deletion method and delete
pictures. When using favorite pictures
mode (A 80), auto sort mode (A 86) or
list by date mode (A 89), pictures in the
same album, or pictures with the same
category or shooting date can be deleted.
29
Switch to fullframe playback
k
Press the k button.
28
Press the d button to crop the enlarged
portion of the picture and save it as a
separate file.
113
Press the A button or shutter-release
button. Pressing the b (e movie-record)
button will also switch the camera to
shooting mode.
28
Zoom out
Crop picture
f (h)
d
More on Playback
Zoom decreases each time the zoom
control is rotated to f (h). When the
magnification ratio reaches 1×, the display
returns to full-frame playback mode.
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Pictures Taken with Face Detection or Pet Detection
When rotating the zoom control to g (i) to zoom in
(playback zoom) on a picture taken using the face
detection (A 48) or pet detection (A 63) function,
the picture is enlarged with the detected face at the
center of the monitor, except pictures taken using
Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 (A 42), or Face
priority tracking (A 71).
• If more than one face was detected, the picture will be enlarged with the face
on which focus was acquired at the center of the monitor. Press the multi
selector H, I, J, or K to display other detected faces.
• When the zoom control is rotated to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the zoom ratio,
the center of the picture, rather than the face, is displayed at the center of the
monitor (normal playback zoom display).
More on Playback
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Selecting a Playback Mode
Following playback modes can be selected.
c
A 28
Playback mode
Play back all pictures.
h
A 80
Favorite pictures mode
Play back pictures added to an album.
F
A 86
Auto sort mode
Play back pictures and movies automatically sorted to the selected category with
shooting.
C
A 89
List by date mode
Play back pictures taken on the selected date.
1
More on Playback
Press the c button in playback
mode.
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the multi selector H or I to select a
playback mode.
Play
To return to the current playback mode without
switching playback modes, press the c button.
3
Press the k button.
The camera enters the selected playback mode.
79
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)
Pictures can be sorted to albums. Once pictures have been added to albums,
favorite pictures mode can be used to play back only the pictures in a specific
album.
• Adding pictures to albums makes finding a particular picture faster and easier.
• Pictures can be sorted to albums categorized by themes such as travel or
weddings.
• The same picture can be added to multiple albums.
Adding Pictures to Albums
Pictures can be sorted by adding them to albums.
More on Playback
1
Display pictures in playback mode (A 28), auto sort mode (A 86), or
list by date mode (A 89).
2
Select a favorite picture and press the k
button.
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Press the k button in full-frame playback mode.
The albums selection screen is displayed.
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3
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
choose a desired album and press the k
button.
4
Favorite pictures
After pictures have been added, monitor display returns
to full-frame playback mode.
To add the same picture to other albums, repeat the
procedure from step 1 or 2.
B
Back
Add
Notes on Adding Favorite Pictures
• An album can contain up to 200 pictures.
• Movies cannot be added to albums.
• If the selected picture has already been added to an album, the checkbox for the folder to which it
has been added will be checked (w).
• When pictures are added to albums, they are not physically copied to albums or moved from the
folder (A 161) to which they were originally recorded (A 85).
D
80
More information
See ”Removing Pictures from Albums” (A 82) for more information.
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)
Viewing Pictures in an Album
Pictures can be displayed by selecting the album to which they were added in
“h favorite pictures mode”.
• In full-frame playback mode, pictures in the same album can be played back
(A 72) or edited (A 104).
• When the d button is pressed in the full-frame or thumbnail playback mode
to display the favorite pictures menu (A 83), all pictures sorted to the specified
album can be selected for viewing in a slide show, or applying print order or
protection setting.
1
Press the c button in playback
mode, press the multi selector H or
I to choose h, and press the k
button.
Favorite pictures
More on Playback
A list of albums is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
select the desired album.
Favorite pictures
See “Operations in Favorite Pictures Mode” (A 83) for
more information.
Choose icon
Press the k button to display a picture in the selected
album in full-frame playback mode.
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The icon for the current album is displayed at the top
right of the screen.
To select another album, repeat steps 1 and 2.
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Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)
Removing Pictures from Albums
Remove this picture from
To remove a picture from an album without
favorites?
permanently deleting it, follow the procedures
described below.
Yes
• Select the desired picture in full-frame display in step
No
2 in favorite pictures mode (A 81), and press the k
button to display the confirmation dialog.
• To remove the picture from the album, choose Yes and press the k button. To
continue without removing the picture, choose No and press the k button.
More on Playback
B
82
Note on Deleting Pictures in Favorite Pictures Mode
Note that deleting a picture in favorite pictures mode deletes not only the picture from the album,
but also deletes the original picture from the internal memory or memory card permanently
(A 85).
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)
Operations in Favorite Pictures Mode
The following operations are available on the album list screen shown in step 2 on
page 81.
To
Use
A
Description
9
k
Press the k button to display the first
picture in the album.
72
Delete pictures
l
Press the l button after selecting an
album, and a confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Choose Yes and press the k
button to delete all pictures sorted to that
album.
29
Change album
icon
d
Change the icon assigned to an album.
84
Press the c button to display the
playback-mode selection menu.
79
Press the A button or shutter-release
button. Pressing the b (e movie-record)
button will also switch the camera to
shooting mode.
28
Switch to fullframe playback
Switch to another
playback mode
c
More on Playback
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K.
Select album
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
Favorite Pictures Menu
Press the d button in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode in
favorite pictures mode to apply the following menu options.
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Print order
Protect
Small picture
➝A 106
➝A 108
➝A 93
➝A 98
➝A 112
D-Lighting
Filter effects
Slide show
Rotate image
Voice memo
➝A 107
➝A 110
➝A 97
➝A 100
➝A 101
83
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)
Changing Icons Assigned to Albums
The icon assigned to the album can be changed to reflect the theme of pictures
included in the album.
1
Press the c button in playback
mode, press the multi selector H or
I to choose h, and then press the
k button.
Favorite pictures
A list of albums is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or
K to select the desired album and
press the d button.
Favorite pictures
More on Playback
The icon selection screen is displayed.
Choose icon
3
Use the multi selector J or K to choose an
icon color and press the k button.
Choose icon
Back
4
Use the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
choose an icon and press the k button.
Choose icon
The icon is modified and monitor display returns to the
list of albums.
Back
B
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Notes on Icons for Albums
Choose icons for albums separately for the internal memory and for every memory card used.
• To change the icon for an album containing pictures stored in the internal memory, remove the
memory card from the camera.
• The default setting for icons are black numbers.
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures)
C
Adding/Viewing Favorite Pictures
When pictures are added to albums, they are not physically copied to albums or moved from the
folder to which they were originally recorded (A 161). Only the file names of pictures are added to
albums. In favorite pictures mode, pictures with file names that have been added to the specified
album are played back. Note that deleting a picture (A 29, 83) played back in favorite pictures
mode deletes not only the picture from the album, but also deletes the original picture from the
internal memory or memory card permanently.
Adding Pictures to Albums
Album 1
Internal memory/memory card
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Adds file names
0002.JPG
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Album 2
Adds file names
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Favorite Pictures Playback
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Album 1
0002.JPG
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References
files
Internal
memory or
memory card
Playback
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Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
When shooting pictures and movies, they are automatically sorted to one of the
categories shown below. When “F auto sort mode” is selected, pictures and
movies can be viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted.
Z Smile
D Portraits
u Food
U Landscape
V Dusk to dawn
D Close-ups
O Pet portrait
D Movie
X Retouched copies
W Other scenes
• In full-frame playback mode, pictures in the same category can be played back
(A 72) or edited (A 104). Pictures can also be sorted into albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the auto sort menu (A 88) is displayed and
all pictures sorted to the specified category can be selected for viewing in a
slide show or for applying print order or protection setting.
More on Playback
Displaying Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
1
Press the c button in playback
mode, press the multi selector H or
I to choose F, and then press the
k button.
Auto sort
A list of categories is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
select a desired category.
Portraits
For details of categories, see “Auto Sort Mode Categories”
(A 87).
For information about operating the auto sort mode
screen, see “Operations in Auto Sort Mode” (A 88).
Press the k button to display a picture in the selected
category in full-frame playback mode.
Other scenes
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The icon of the category currently played back will be
displayed at the top right of the screen.
To select another category, repeat steps 1 and 2.
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4
Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Category
Description
Pictures taken in smart portrait mode (A 66) with the smile
timer setting set to On are displayed.
D Portraits
Pictures taken in A (auto) mode (A 22) with the face detection
(A 48) and those taken in Portrait*, Night portrait*, Party/
indoor, and Backlighting* scene mode (A 52) are displayed.
Pictures taken in smart portrait mode (A 66) with the smile
timer setting set to Off are displayed.
u Food
Pictures taken in Food scene mode (A 52) are displayed.
U Landscape
Pictures taken in Landscape* scene mode (A 52) are
displayed.
V Dusk to dawn
Pictures taken in Night landscape*, Sunset, Dusk/dawn and
Fireworks show scene modes (A 52) are displayed.
D Close-ups
Pictures taken in A (auto) mode with the macro mode setting
(A 34) are displayed.
Pictures taken in Close-up* scene mode (A 52) are displayed.
O Pet portrait
Pictures taken in Pet portrait scene mode (A 52) are
displayed.
D Movie
Movies (A 115) are displayed.
X Retouched copies
Copies created using editing functions (A 104) are displayed.
W Other scenes
All other pictures that cannot be defined by the categories
described above are displayed.
More on Playback
Z Smile
* Pictures taken in scene auto selector scene mode (A 53) are also sorted to the
appropriate categories.
B
Notes on Auto Sort Mode
• Up to 999 pictures and movie files can be sorted to each category in auto sort mode. If 999
pictures or movies have already been sorted to a specific category, new pictures and movies
cannot be sorted to that category nor can they be displayed in auto sort mode. Display pictures
and movies that could not be sorted to a category in normal playback mode (A 28) or list by date
mode (A 89).
• Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 103),
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
• Pictures or movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S3100 cannot be displayed in
auto sort mode.
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Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
Operations in Auto Sort Mode
The following operations are available in the auto sort mode category list screen
shown in step 2 on page 86.
To
Use
A
Description
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
select a category.
9
k
Press the k button to display the first
picture in the selected category.
72
Delete pictures
l
Press the l button after selecting a
category, and a confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Choose Yes and press the k
button to delete all pictures sorted to that
category.
29
Switch to another
playback mode
c
Press the c button to display the
playback- mode selection menu.
79
Press the A button or shutter-release
button. Pressing the b (e movie-record)
button will also switch the camera to
shooting mode.
28
Select a category
Switch to fullframe playback
More on Playback
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
Auto Sort Menu
Press the d button in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode in
auto sort mode to apply the following menu options.
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Print order
Protect
Small picture
88
➝A 106
➝A 108
➝A 93
➝A 98
➝A 112
D-Lighting
Filter effects
Slide show
Rotate image
Voice memo
➝A 107
➝A 110
➝A 97
➝A 100
➝A 101
Selecting Pictures Taken on a Specific Day (List by Date)
In “C list by date mode”, pictures taken on the same date can be played back.
• In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, pictures can be
displayed as thumbnails, picture display can be enlarged, pictures can be
edited, and movies can be played back. Pictures can also be added to albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the list by date menu (A 91) is displayed and
all pictures taken on a specified date can be selected for viewing in a slide show
or for applying print order or protection setting.
Viewing Pictures in List by Date Mode
1
Press the c button in playback
mode, press the multi selector H or
I to choose C, and then press the
k button.
List by date
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select the
desired date.
More on Playback
Dates for which pictures exist are listed.
List by date
Camera lists up to 29 dates. If pictures exist for more than
29 dates, all pictures recorded earlier than most recent 29
dates will be combined under Others.
For information about operating the list by date screen,
see “Operations in List by Date Mode” (A 90).
Press the k button to display the first picture taken on
the selected date.
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To select another date, repeat steps 1 and 2.
Select an image and press the k button to sort the
image to the album (A 80).
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Notes on List by Date Mode
• Up to 9,000 of the most recently recorded pictures can be displayed in list by date mode. If more
pictures exist, “*” is displayed next to the number of pictures for the date containing the 9,001st
most recent picture.
• Pictures taken when the camera’s date is not set are treated as pictures taken on January 1, 2011.
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Selecting Pictures Taken on a Specific Day (List by Date)
Operations in List by Date Mode
The following operations are available in the list by date screen shown in step 2 on
page 89.
To
Use
A
Description
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
date.
9
k
Press the k button to display the first
picture taken on the selected date.
72
Delete pictures
l
Press the l button to delete after selecting
a date, and a confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Choose Yes and press the k
29
button to delete all pictures taken on the
date.
View list by date
menu
d
Switch to another
playback mode
c
Select date
Switch to fullframe playback
More on Playback
Press the d button to display the list by
date menu.
91
Press the c button to display the
playback-mode selection menu.
79
Press the A button or shutter-release
button. Pressing the b (e movie-record)
button will also switch the camera to
shooting mode.
28
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
90
Selecting Pictures Taken on a Specific Day (List by Date)
List by Date Menu
Press the d button in list by date mode to display the following menus for only
the pictures taken on the specified date.
Quick retouch1
Skin softening1
Print order2
Protect2
Small picture1
1
2
➝A 106
➝A 108
➝A 93
➝A 98
➝A 112
D-Lighting1
Filter effects1
Slide show
Rotate image1
Voice memo1
➝A 107
➝A 110
➝A 97
➝A 100
➝A 101
During full-frame playback only.
When the d button is pressed in the list by date screen shown in step 2
on page 89, options can be applied to all pictures taken on the selected
date. When the d button is pressed in full-frame playback mode, options
can be applied to individual pictures.
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
The following options are available in the playback menu.
k
A 106
Quick retouch
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
I
A 107
D-Lighting
Enhances brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures.
e
A 108
Skin softening
The camera detects faces and creates a copy of the picture with softer skin tones in
the faces of portrait subjects.
p
A 110
Filter effects
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter.
a
A 93
Print order
Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each.
b
A 97
Slide show
More on Playback
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
A 98
d Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
f
A 100
Rotate image
Change the orientation of pictures.
g
A 112
Small picture
Create a small copy of the current picture.
E
A 101
Voice memo
Record voice memos for pictures.
h
A 103
Copy
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
Displaying the Playback Menu
Press the c button to enter playback mode (A 28).
Press the d button to display the playback menu.
Playback menu
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• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• Press the d button to exit the playback menu.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Playback Option: Playback Menu
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M a Print order
When printing pictures stored on the memory card using any of the following
methods, the Print order option in the playback menu is used to create digital
“print orders” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices.
• Inserting the memory card into a DPOF-compatible (A 176) printer’s card slot.
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab.
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A 176) printer (A 129). A
print order can also be created for pictures stored in the internal memory if the
memory card is removed from the camera.
1
Press the d button in playback mode.
2
Use the multi selector to choose a Print
order and press the k button.
Proceed to step 4 when playing back in favorite pictures
mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode.
3
Choose Select images and press the k
button.
Playback menu
More on Playback
The playback menu is displayed.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Print order
Select images
Delete print set
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
4
Choose pictures (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each.
Print selection
Press the multi selector J or K to select pictures, and
press H or I to specify the number of copies to be
printed.
Back
Picture selected for printing can be recognized by the
check mark (y) icon and the numeral indicating the
number of copies to be printed. If no copies have been specified for pictures, the
selection is canceled.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display.
Press the k button when setting is complete.
5
More on Playback
Choose whether or not to print shooting date
and photo information.
Choose Date and press the k button to print the
shooting date on all pictures in the print order.
Choose Info and press the k button to print shutter
speed and aperture value information on all pictures in
the print order.
Print order
Done
Date
Info
Choose Done and press the k button to complete the print order and exit.
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon displayed with playback.
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
B
Notes on Print Order
When a print order is created in favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode or list by date mode, the
screen shown below is displayed if pictures other than those in the album, the selected category, or
taken on the selected shooting date, have been marked for printing.
• Select Yes to add pictures in the selected album or category, or taken on the selected shooting
date, to the existing print order.
• Select No to remove print marking from previously marked pictures and restrict the print order to
pictures in the selected album or category, or taken on the selected shooting date.
Print order
Print order
Save print marking for other
dates?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Favorite pictures mode/
auto sort mode
List by date mode
If the total number of the pictures in a print order exceeds 99, the screen shown below will be
displayed.
• Select Yes to remove pictures previously added from the print order and restrict the print order to
pictures just marked.
• Select Cancel to remove the pictures just added from the print order and restrict the print order to
pictures previously marked.
Print order
More on Playback
Save print marking for other
images?
Print order
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking from
other images?
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking for
other dates?
Yes
Cancel
Yes
Cancel
Favorite pictures mode/
auto sort mode
List by date mode
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
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Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Photo Information
When the Date and Info options are enabled in the print order option, shooting date and photo
information are printed on pictures when a DPOF-compatible (A 176) printer which supports
printing of shooting date and photo information is used.
• Photo information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the
supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 134).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset when the Print order option is displayed.
• The date printed is that recorded when the picture was taken.
Changing the camera’s date using the Time zone and date
option in the setup menu after a picture has been taken has no
effect on the date printed on the picture.
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Canceling Existing Print Order
Select Delete print set in step 3 of “Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)” (A 93) and press the
k button to remove print marking from all pictures and cancel the print order.
D
Print Date
When date and time of recording are imprinted on pictures using the Print date option (A 143) in
setup menu, pictures are recorded with shooting date and time imprinted on the picture when they
are taken. Pictures with the date imprinted on them can be printed from printers that do not
support printing of the date on pictures.
Only the date and time imprinted on pictures using the Print date option will be printed, even if
the date print option is enabled in the Print order menu.
Playback Option: Playback Menu
b Slide Show
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show
Play back pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card one by one
in an automated “slide show.”
1
Use the multi selector to choose Start and
press the k button.
To change the interval between pictures, choose Frame
intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k
button before choosing Start.
2
Pause
Start
Frame intvl
Loop
More on Playback
To repeat the slide show automatically, choose Loop and
press the k button before choosing Start. The check
mark (w) will be added to the loop option when enabled.
Slide show
The slide show begins.
While the slide show is in progress, the following
operations are available:
Press the multi selector K to display the subsequent
picture or J to display the previous picture. Hold down
either button to fast forward or rewind.
To end or pause slide show, press the k button.
3
End the slide show or restart it.
The screen shown on the right is displayed when the
slide show has ended or is paused. Choose End and press
the k button to return to the playback menu, or choose
Restart to play the slide show again.
B
Pause
Restart
End
Frame intvl
Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies (A 120) included in a slide show is displayed.
• The maximum playback time is up to 30 minutes even if Loop is enabled (A 147).
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
d Protect
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Select pictures to protect or cancel protection for previously protected pictures
from the picture selection screen. See “Selecting Pictures” (A 99) for more
information.
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will
permanently delete protected files (A 148).
Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon (A 7, 75).
More on Playback
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
Selecting Pictures
The picture selection screen like that shown at right is
displayed with the following menu selections:
• Print order>Select images (A 93)
• Protect (A 98)
• Rotate image (A 100)
• Copy>Selected images (A 103)
• Welcome screen>Select an image (A 137)
• Delete>Erase selected images (A 29)
Protect
Back
Follow the procedures described below to choose the pictures.
1
Protect
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch to fullframe playback or f (h) to switch back to 12thumbnail display.
Only one picture can be selected at a time for Rotate
image and Welcome screen. Proceed to step 3.
2
Press H or I to select or deselect (or to
specify the number of copies).
Back
More on Playback
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
desired picture.
Protect
When a picture is selected, a check mark (y) is displayed
with the picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional
pictures.
Back
3
Press the k button to finalize selection.
When Selected images is selected, a confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the
instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
f Rotate Image
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image
Specify the orientation in which recorded pictures are displayed with playback.
Still pictures can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Pictures that were recorded in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180
degrees in either direction.
Select a picture in the picture selection screen (A 99). When the Rotate image
screen is displayed, press the multi selector J or K to rotate the picture 90
degrees.
Rotate image
More on Playback
Back
Rotate image
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
Back
Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
Press the k button to finalize display orientation, and save orientation data with
the picture.
100
Playback Option: Playback Menu
E Voice Memo
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M E Voice memo
Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice memos for pictures.
Recording Voice Memos
1
Display the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (A 72) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 74) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
Use the multi selector to choose E Voice
memo and press the k button.
Playback menu
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
The screen for recording voice memos is displayed.
3
More on Playback
2
Press and hold the k button to record a voice
memo.
Recording ends after about 20 seconds or when the k
button is released.
Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording.
During recording, o and p blink in the monitor.
Back
When recording ends, the voice memo playback screen is
displayed. Follow the instructions in step 3 of ”Playing
Voice Memos” (A 102) to play the voice memo.
Press the multi selector J before or after recording a
voice memo to return to the playback menu. Press the
d button to exit the playback menu.
D
17s
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Playback Option: Playback Menu
Playing Voice Memos
Pictures for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode.
1
Select the desired picture in fullframe playback mode (A 72) or
thumbnail playback mode (A 74)
and press the d button.
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Use the multi selector to choose E Voice
memo and press the k button.
Playback menu
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
The voice memo playback screen is displayed.
More on Playback
3
4
Press the k button to play the voice memo.
Press the k button again to stop playback.
Rotate the zoom control to g or f during playback to
adjust playback volume.
Press the multi selector J before or after playing back a
voice memo to return to the playback menu. Press the
d button to exit the playback menu.
Back
Deleting Voice Memos
Select a picture with a voice memo and press the l
button. Press the multi selector H or I to select
Current image and press the k button (A 29). When
the confirmation dialog is displayed, press the multi
selector H or I to choose w and press the k button.
Only the voice memo will be deleted.
B
102
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Notes on Voice Memos
• When a picture with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the picture and its voice memo are
deleted.
• If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new voice memo
can be recorded.
• The COOLPIX S3100 is not able to record a voice memo for pictures taken with another make or
model of digital camera.
Playback Option: Playback Menu
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M h Copy
Copy pictures between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the multi selector to select an option
from the copy screen and press the k button.
Copy
q: Copy pictures from internal memory to memory
card.
r: Copy pictures from memory card to internal
memory.
2
Select a copy option and press the k button.
Camera to card
Selected images
All images
All images: Copy all pictures.
B
More on Playback
Selected images: Copy pictures selected from the picture
selection screen (A 99).
Notes on Copying Pictures
• JPEG-, AVI-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files recorded in any other format cannot be
copied.
• If voice memos (A 101) are attached to pictures selected for copying, voice memos are copied
with the pictures.
• Operation is not guaranteed with pictures taken with another make of camera or that have been
modified on a computer.
• When copying pictures selected for a Print order (A 93), the print marking is not copied.
However, Protect (A 98) settings are copied with pictures.
• Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in
auto sort mode (A 86).
• When pictures added to albums (A 80) are copied, the copies are not automatically added to the
same albums as the original pictures.
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“Memory contains no images.” Message
If there are no pictures stored on the memory card when playback mode is applied, the message
Memory contains no images. will be displayed. Press the d button to display the copy option
screen, and copy the pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the memory card.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
Editing Functions
Use the COOLPIX S3100 to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate files
(A 161). The editing functions described below are available.
Editing function
Description
Quick retouch (A 106)
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation
have been enhanced.
D-Lighting (A 107)
Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.
Skin softening (A 108)
The camera detects faces and creates a copy of the picture with
softer skin tones in the faces of portrait subjects.
Filter effects (A 110)
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter. The available effects
are Soft, Selective color, Cross screen, Fisheye, and
Miniature effect.
Small picture (A 112)
Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use as e-mail
attachments.
Crop (A 113)
Enlarge the image or refine the composition and create a copy
containing only the portion visible in the monitor.
Editing Pictures
B
104
Notes on Picture Editing
• Pictures taken at an Image mode setting of P 4224×2376 (A 38) cannot be edited.
• The COOLPIX S3100 editing functions are not available for pictures taken with another make or
model of digital cameras.
• If no face is detected in a picture, a copy cannot be created using the skin softening option
(A 108).
• Edited copies created with COOLPIX S3100 may not be displayed properly on another make or
model of digital camera. It may also be impossible to transfer them to a computer using another
make or model of digital camera.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to store the edited copies.
Editing Functions
C
Restrictions on Picture Editing
When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following
restrictions.
Editing function used
Editing function to add
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Filter effects
The skin softening, small picture and crop functions can be added.
The quick retouch, D-Lighting, and filter effects functions cannot be
used together.
Skin softening
Editing functions other than the skin softening function can be
added.
Small picture
Crop
Another editing function cannot be added.
• Copies created with editing functions cannot be further edited with the same function used to
create them.
• When combining the small picture or crop function and another editing function, use the small
picture and crop functions after other editing functions have been applied.
• The skin softening function can be added to the picture taken with skin softening (A 68).
Original and Edited Pictures
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted when the original pictures are deleted, and
the original pictures are not deleted when copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are stored with the same recording date and time as the original.
• Print order (A 93) and protect settings (A 98) are not applied to edited copies.
Editing Pictures
D
105
Picture Editing
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and
saturation have been enhanced. New copies are stored as separate files.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
(A 72) or thumbnail (A 74) playback mode
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose k Quick
retouch and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Editing Pictures
3
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
degree of enhancement performed and press
the k button.
Quick retouch
A new copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
Normal
Amount
Copies created with the quick retouch option can be
recognized by the s icon displayed during playback.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Picture Editing
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast,
brightening dark portions of a picture. New copies are stored as separate files.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
(A 72) or thumbnail (A 74) playback mode
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose I D-Lighting
and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Choose OK and press the k button.
Editing Pictures
3
D-Lighting
A new copy with enhanced brightness and contrast is
created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose Cancel and
press the k button.
D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the c icon
displayed during playback.
OK
Cancel
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4
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Picture Editing
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones
The camera detects faces in pictures and creates a copy with softer facial skin
tones. Copies created with the skin softening function are stored as separate files.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
(A 72) or thumbnail (A 74) playback mode
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose e Skin
softening and press the k button.
The screen for selecting the degree of softening is
displayed.
If no faces are detected in the picture, an alert is displayed
and the camera returns to the playback menu.
Editing Pictures
3
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
degree of enhancement performed and press
the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Skin softening
The confirmation screen is displayed with the face to
which skin softening was applied enlarged at the center
of the monitor.
Normal
Amount
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
4
Check the enhancement performance.
Preview
Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest to
the center of the frame, are softened.
If more than one face was softened, press the multi
selector J or K to display a different face.
To change the degree of effect, press the d to return
to step 3.
Press the k button to display a new, created copy.
Copies created with the skin softening function can be
recognized by the E icon displayed during playback.
Back
Save
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Picture Editing
B
Note on Skin Softening
Depending upon the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the camera may
be unable to accurately detect faces, or the skin softening function may not perform as expected.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
Editing Pictures
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Picture Editing
p Filter Effects: Digital Filter
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter. Effects indicated below are available.
New copies are stored as separate files.
Type
Description
Soft
Give the picture a soft look by blurring from the center outward.
Selective color
Keep one specified color in the picture, and change the other colors
to black and white.
Cross screen
Produce star-like rays of light that radiate outward from bright
objects such as sunlight reflections and city lights. This effect is
suitable for night scenes.
Fisheye
Make a picture look as if it were taken with a fisheye lens. This effect
is well-suited for pictures taken in macro mode.
Miniature effect
Make a picture look like a miniature scene taken in macro mode. This
effect is well-suited for pictures taken from a high vantage point
with the main subject at the center of the picture.
Editing Pictures
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
(A 72) or thumbnail (A 74) playback mode
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
3
Use the multi selector to choose p Filter
effects and press the k button.
Playback menu
Press H or I to select the type of the effects
and press the k button.
Filter effects
When selecting Cross screen, Fisheye, or Miniature
effect, proceed to step 5.
110
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Soft
Selective color
Cross screen
Fisheye
Miniature effect
Picture Editing
4
Adjust the effects.
Soft: Press H or I to select the size of the area to soften,
and press the k button.
Soft
Wide
Extent
Selective color: Press H or I to move the slider, select
the color to keep, and press the k button.
Selective color
Press J to return to the Filter effects selection screen without making any changes.
Check the results, select Save, and press the
k button.
Preview
A new, edited copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, select Cancel and press
the k button.
Save
Cancel
Editing Pictures
5
Copies created using the filter effects function can be
recognized by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Picture Editing
g Small Picture: Reducing Image Size
Create a small copy of the current picture. This feature is useful for displaying on
Web pages and using as e-mail attachments. Small copies are stored as JPEG files
with a compression ratio of 1:16. The l 640×480, m 320×240, and
n 160×120 sizes are available.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
(A 72) or thumbnail (A 74) playback mode
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Editing Pictures
3
4
Use the multi selector to choose g Small
picture and press the k button.
Playback menu
Choose the desired copy size and press the k
button.
Small picture
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
640×480
320×240
160×120
Choose Yes and press the k button.
A new, smaller copy is created.
Create small picture file?
To exit without saving the copy, choose No and press the
k button.
The copy is displayed with a gray frame.
D
112
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
Yes
No
Picture Editing
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is
displayed with playback zoom (A 77) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as
separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode to zoom in on the image.
To crop a picture displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation,
zoom in on the picture until the black bars displayed on
the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped
picture will be displayed in landscape orientation.
To crop the picture in its current “tall” (portrait) orientation, first use the Rotate image
option (A 100) to rotate the picture so that it is displayed in landscape orientation.
Next, enlarge the picture for cropping, crop the picture, and then rotate the cropped
picture back to “tall” (portrait) orientation.
2
Refine copy composition.
Editing Pictures
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll the
picture until only the portion you want to copy is visible
in the monitor.
3
Press the d button.
4
Use the multi selector to choose Yes and
press the k button.
A cropped copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose No and press the
k button.
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
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Picture Editing
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Image Size
As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced.
When the size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, a gray frame is displayed around the
picture during playback, and the small picture icon B or C is displayed at the left of the monitor.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
Editing Pictures
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Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
Movies with sound can be recorded.
• The maximum file size for a single movie is 2 GB or the maximum movie length
for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the
memory card for longer recording (A 118).
• When no memory card is inserted (when recording in the internal memory),
Movie options (A 118) is set to y VGA (640×480) by default. x HD
720p (1280×720) cannot be selected.
1
Turn on the camera and be sure that it is in
shooting mode.
Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode (A 36).
The icon for the selected movie option is displayed. The
default setting is x HD 720p (1280×720) (A 118).
9
Movie options
2
Press the b (e movie-record)
button to start movie recording.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Focus areas are not displayed during recording.
When the Photo info option in Monitor settings
(A 141) in the setup menu is set to Movie frame+auto
info, a frame indicating the area captured in the recorded
movie can be displayed before recording starts.
15s
The approximate remaining movie length is displayed during recording.
Movie Recording and Playback
When x HD 720p (1280×720) is selected for Movie
options, monitor display changes to an aspect ratio of
16:9 with movie recording (the area indicated on the right
is recorded).
Recording stops automatically when the maximum movie length has been recorded.
3
Press the b (e movie-record) button again to end recording.
B
Note on Saving Movies
After a movie has been recorded, it is not fully saved to the internal memory or memory card until
monitor display returns to the shooting display. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover before movies have been fully saved. Removing the memory card or the battery while a
movie is being saved may result in loss of the movie data or damage to the camera or to the
memory card.
115
Recording Movies
B
Recording Movies
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (A 160). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower
Speed Class ratings are used.
• When Electronic VR (A 144) is set to Auto in the setup menu, the angle of view (the area
captured in the recorded movie) is smaller than when taking still pictures.
• Optical zoom cannot be adjusted once movie recording begins.
• Rotate the zoom control during recording to enable digital zoom. Subjects can be magnified up to
4× the optical zoom ratio applied before movie recording began.
• There are some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. When recording ends,
digital zoom is disabled.
• In some cases, movie recordings may capture the sounds of the camera, such as the sounds
produced by the zoom control operation, the movement of the lens during autofocus, or the
aperture control when the brightness changes.
• Smear (A 158) visible in the monitor with movie recording will be recorded with movies.
Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when recording
movies is recommended.
• When recording or playing back movies, colored stripes (interference patterns or moiré) may
appear on subjects that have a regular, repeating grid, such as pattern of weave in cloths or
windows in a building, depending on the shooting distance or zoom ratio. This phenomenon
occurs when the subject’s pattern interferes with the camera sensor grid, and it does not indicate
a malfunction.
Movie Recording and Playback
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B
Notes on Autofocus for Movie Recording
• When A Single AF (default setting) is selected for Autofocus mode in movie menu, focus is
locked by pressing the b (e movie-record) button to start recording (A 119).
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 27). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting) before starting
movie recording.
2. Frame a different subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended
subject in the center of the frame, press the b (e movie-record) button to start recording, and
then modify the composition.
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Functions Available with Movie Recording
• Current exposure compensation setting, white balance setting, and color options settings are also
applied with movie recording. When macro mode is enabled, movies of subjects closer to the
camera can be recorded. Confirm settings before starting movie recording.
• The self-timer (A 33) can be used. When the b (e movie-record) button is pressed after the
self-timer is enabled, the camera focuses at the center of the frame and starts movie recording
after the specified two or ten seconds.
• The flash will not fire.
• Press the d button to select the D (movie) tab and make movie menu settings before starting
movie recording (A 117).
• To reduce the effects of camera shake, enable electronic VR by setting Electronic VR (A 144) to
Auto in the setup menu.
Recording Movies
Changing Movie Recording Settings
The following options can be adjusted from the movie menu.
A 118
Movie options
Select the desired movie option for recording movies.
A 119
Autofocus mode
Select how the camera focuses when recording movies.
A 119
Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise when recording movies.
Displaying the Movie Menu
1
Press the d button in shooting
mode.
The menu screen is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in scene
mode, press the multi selector (A 9) J to
display the tabs.
Press the multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
3
Press H or I to select the D tab.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Movie
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Wind noise reduction
Movie Recording and Playback
2
9
117
Recording Movies
4
Press K or the k button.
Movie
The movie menu items can be selected.
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Wind noise reduction
Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings
(A 9).
To exit the movie menu, press the d button or J to
select a different tab.
Movie Options
In the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A 117) M Movie options
Select the desired movie option for recording movies.
Movie Recording and Playback
Option
Description
x HD 720p (1280×720)
(default setting*)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded. This option is
suited to playback on a wide screen TV.
Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
y VGA (640×480)
Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
z QVGA (320×240)
Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
* When recording in the internal memory, the default setting is y VGA (640×480).
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second in any options.
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Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length
Option
x HD 720p (1280×720)
y VGA (640×480)
z QVGA (320×240)
Internal memory
(approx. 45 MB)
Memory card (4 GB)2
–1
15 min
31 s
45 min
1 min 49 s
2 h 45 min
All figures are approximate. The maximum movie length may vary by make of memory card.
1 x HD 720p (1280×720) cannot be selected when recording in the internal memory.
2 The maximum file size for a single movie is 2 GB or the maximum movie length for a single movie
is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.
The maximum movie length that can be recorded for a single movie is displayed during
recording.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
Recording Movies
Autofocus Mode
In the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A 117) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies.
Option
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (e movie-record) button is
pressed to start recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera
and the subject will remain fairly consistent.
B Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously during movie recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera
and subject will change significantly during recording.
To prevent sound of camera focusing from interfering with
recording, use of Single AF is recommended
Wind Noise Reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise when recording movies.
Option
Description
Y On
Records while minimizing the noise of wind blowing on the
microphone. Suitable for recording in strong winds. During
playback, not only wind noise, but other sounds may also
become difficult to hear.
k Off (default setting)
Wind noise is not reduced.
Movie Recording and Playback
In the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A 117) M Wind noise reduction
When the wind noise reduction setting is enabled, the current setting is displayed
during shooting (A 6). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed.
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 28), movies are
recognized by the Movie options icon (A 118). To
play a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and
press the k button.
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Rotate the zoom control to g or f to adjust playback
volume.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor. Press the multi selector J or K to choose a
control. The operations described below are available.
Pausing
4s
During
playback
To
Use
Rewind
A
Hold down the k button to rewind movie.
Advance
B
Hold down the k button to fast-forward movie.
Movie Recording and Playback
Pause
E
Description
Press the k button to pause playback.
The following operations can be performed while playback is
paused using the controls displayed at top in the monitor.
Press the k button to rewind movie. Hold down the k
C
button for continuous rewinding.
Press the k button to advance movie. Hold down the
D
k button for continuous advancing.
F
End
B
G
Volume
indicator
Press the k button to resume playback.
Press the k button to return to full-frame playback mode.
Movie Playback
Movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S3100 cannot be played back.
Deleting Movie
Select a movie and press the l button in full-frame
playback mode (A 28) or thumbnail playback mode
(A 74). A confirmation dialog is displayed. See “Deleting
Unwanted Pictures” (A 29) for more information.
120
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
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Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television using the supplied audio/video cable to play
back pictures on a television.
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV using the supplied audio/video cable.
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack and the white plug to the audio-in jack on
the TV.
When connecting the audio/video cable, be sure that the camera connector is properly
oriented. Do not use force when connecting the cable to the camera. When
disconnecting the cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.
Yellow
3
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1
White
Tune the television to the video channel.
Refer to the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the
camera.
The camera enters playback mode and pictures are
displayed on the television.
While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will
remain off.
B
Video Mode
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting conforms to the standard used by your television. The
video mode setting is specified from the Video mode (A 149) option in the setup menu (A 135).
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Connecting to a Computer
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer, and copy
(transfer) images to the computer.
Before Connecting the Camera
Install the Software
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Use the supplied ViewNX 2 CD and install the following software on the computer.
For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.
• ViewNX 2: Use the image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” to save images that
were captured with the camera on the computer. Saved images can be viewed
and printed. Image and movie editing features are also supported.
• Panorama Maker 5: This software can join a series of images to create a single
panorama image.
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate,
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service
Pack 2), or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.5)
For information on the requirements for playing back high-definition movies, refer
to “System Requirements” in the ViewNX 2 help information (A 126).
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
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Note on Computer Connection
Disconnect other USB devices such as commercial USB chargers from the computer. Simultaneous
connection of the camera and other USB devices to the computer could result in operation
malfunction or excessive supply of power to the camera, causing damage to the camera or memory
card. Refer to the documentation supplied with other USB devices for more information.
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Notes on Power Source
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer
1
2
3
Start the computer to which ViewNX 2 was installed.
Be sure that the camera is off.
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
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• When connecting the camera to a computer, use a battery with a sufficient amount of charge
remaining to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.
• When the camera is connected to a computer via the supplied USB cable with Auto (default
setting) selected for the Charge by computer option in the setup menu, the battery inserted into
the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer (A 127, 150).
• If the AC Adapter EH-62G (A 159) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S3100 can be powered
from an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the
camera to overheat or malfunction.
The camera is automatically turned on and the power-on
lamp will light. The camera monitor will remain off.
B
Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
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Connecting to a Computer
4
Start the ViewNX 2 image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” installed
on the computer.
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• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K S3100 screen is displayed, click Change
program under Import pictures and videos. Select Import File using
Nikon Transfer 2 in the Change program dialog and click OK.
Double-click Import File on the Devices and Printers K S3100 screen.
• Windows Vista
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Import File using Nikon Transfer 2.
• Windows XP
When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 Import File,
and click OK.
• Mac OS X
Nikon Transfer 2 will start automatically when the camera is connected to the
computer if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when ViewNX 2
was first installed.
• See “Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually” (A 126) for more information.
• If charge for the battery inserted into the camera is low, the computer may not
recognize the camera. If the camera is not recognized, pictures will not be transferred.
When battery charging starts automatically using power supplied by the computer,
wait until battery charge has reached a sufficient level to begin transfer.
• If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for
Nikon Transfer 2 to start.
5
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
Source device
Start Transfer
button
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Any images that have not been transferred to the computer will be transferred (default
setting of ViewNX 2).
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When transfer is complete, the ViewNX 2 screen is displayed (ViewNX 2 default setting)
and transferred images are displayed.
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For more information on using ViewNX 2, refer to the ViewNX 2 help information
(A 126).
Disconnecting the Camera
Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during
transfer.
When transfer is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable.
The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the
computer for 30 minutes while the camera is connected via the USB cable.
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Charging the Battery
The charge lamp slowly blinks green while the battery inserted into the camera is charging (A 127).
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Transferring Images Using a Computer’s Card Slot or a Commerciallyavailable Card Reader
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When the memory card is inserted into a computer’s card slot or into a commercially-available card
reader, the images can be transferred using “Nikon Transfer 2”, the image transfer feature of ViewNX 2.
• Make sure that the memory card being used is supported by the card reader or other card reading
device.
• To transfer images, insert the memory card into the card reader or card slot and follow the
procedure from step 4 (A 124).
• To transfer images saved in the camera’s internal memory, the images must first be copied to a
memory card using the camera (A 103).
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Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
Windows
Choose Start menu > All Programs > ViewNX 2 > ViewNX 2.
Double-clicking the ViewNX 2 shortcut icon on the desktop will also start ViewNX 2.
Mac OS X
Open the Applications folder, open the Nikon Software > ViewNX 2 folders in that order, and
then double-click the ViewNX 2 icon. Clicking the ViewNX 2 icon on the Dock will also start
ViewNX 2.
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Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually
To start Nikon Transfer 2, first start ViewNX 2, and then click the Transfer icon at the top of the
screen or select Launch Transfer from the File menu.
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For More Information on Using ViewNX 2 and Nikon Transfer 2
For more information on ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2, start ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2 and select
ViewNX 2 Help from the Help menu.
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Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker 5
• Use a series of pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode (A 62) to create a single
panorama photo with Panorama Maker 5.
• Panorama Maker 5 can be installed on a computer using the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker 5.
Windows
Choose Start menu>All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5>Panorama Maker 5.
Mac OS X
Open Applications and double-click the Panorama Maker 5 icon.
• For more information on using Panorama Maker 5, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker 5.
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Image File Names and Folder Names
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 161) for more information.
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Charging While Connecting to a Computer
Charge Lamp
The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to
a computer.
Charge lamp
Description
Blinks slowly
(green)
Battery charging.
Off
Battery not charging. If the charge lamp changes from slow blinking
(green) to off while the power-on lamp is lit, charging is complete.
Flickers (green)
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the
battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to
95°F).
• A USB cable is not correctly connected or the battery is faulty.
Reconnect the USB cable correctly or replace the battery.
• Computer is in sleep mode and does not supply power. Reboot the
computer.
• The battery cannot be charged as computer’s specifications or
settings does not support power supply to the camera.
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When the Charge by computer option (A 150) in the camera’s setup menu is
set to Auto (default setting), if the camera is connected to a computer using the
USB cable, the battery inserted into the camera can be automatically charged
depending on the ability of the computer to supply power.
See “Before Connecting the Camera” (A 122) and “Transferring Pictures from a
Camera to a Computer” (A 123) for more information on connecting the camera
to a computer.
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Notes on Charging with Connection to a Computer
• The battery cannot be charged, nor can data be transferred, when the camera is connected to a
computer before the camera’s display language and date and time have been set (A 18). If the
camera’s clock battery (A 139) has been exhausted, the date and time must be reset before the
battery can be charged or images can be transferred with connection to a computer. In this case,
use the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P (A 14) to charge the battery and then set the camera’s date
and time.
• If the camera is turned off, charging will also stop.
• If a computer enters sleep mode while charging, charging will stop and the camera may be turned
off.
• When disconnecting the camera from a computer, turn the camera off and then disconnect the
USB cable.
• It may take longer to charge the battery with connection to a computer than with charging using
the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P. Charging time increases when images are transferred while the
battery is charging.
• When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as
Nikon Transfer 2, may start. If the camera was connected to the computer for the sole purpose of
charging the battery, exit the application.
• The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for 30 minutes
after the battery has finished charging.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and power supply and allocation, it may be
impossible to charge the battery inserted into the camera via computer connection.
Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 176) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print pictures without using a computer. Follow the procedures
below to print pictures.
Take pictures
Connect to printer (A 130)
Print pictures one at a
time (A 131)
Print multiple pictures (A 132)
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Select pictures for printing and
number of copies using Print
order option (A 93)
When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect USB cable
B
Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S3100 can be powered from a
home electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the
camera to heat up or malfunction.
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Printing Pictures
In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer and printing over a direct camera-toprinter connection, the following options are also available for printing pictures:
• Inserting a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Taking a memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the pictures and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print order option in the playback menu (A 93).
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Connecting to a Printer
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
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1
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
4
The camera is automatically turned on.
When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen
(1) will be displayed in the camera monitor, followed by
the Print selection screen (2).
1
2
Print selection
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B
130
If the PictBridge Screen is not Displayed
Turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer (A 150) in the
camera’s setup menu to Off, then connect the camera again.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 130), follow the
procedure described below to print a picture.
1
Print selection
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch to 12thumbnail display, and to g (i) to switch back to fullframe playback.
2
Choose Copies and press the k button.
4
PictBridge
0 0 5 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
3
Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and
press the k button.
4
Choose Paper size and press the k button.
Copies
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Use the multi selector to choose the desired
picture and press the k button.
PictBridge
0 0 4 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
5
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Letter
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6
Choose Start print and press the k button.
PictBridge
0 0 5 prints
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Start print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the print selection screen
shown in step 1 when printing is complete.
Printing
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of prints
Printing Multiple Pictures
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 130), follow the
procedure described below to print multiple pictures.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
The Print menu screen is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Paper size
and press the k button.
To exit the print menu, press the d button.
3
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
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Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Letter
Connecting to a Printer
4
Choose Print selection, Print all images or
DPOF printing and press the k button.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Choose pictures (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each.
• Press the multi selector J or K to select
pictures, and press H or I to specify the
number of copies for each.
• Picture selected for printing can be
recognized by the check mark (y) and the
numeral indicating the number of copies to
be printed. If no copies have been specified
for pictures, the selection is canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to
full-frame playback.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch
back to 12-thumbnail display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• When the menu shown at right is displayed,
choose Start print and press the k button
to start printing.
Choose Cancel and press the k button to
return to the print menu.
Print selection
Back
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Print selection
Print selection
0 0 3 prints
Start print
Cancel
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Print all images
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One copy each of all pictures stored in the internal memory, or on the memory
card, is printed.
• When the menu shown at right is displayed,
Print all images
choose Start print and press the k button
to start printing. Choose Cancel and press
0 0 4 prints
the k button to return to the print menu.
Start print
Cancel
DPOF printing
Print pictures for which a print order was
created using the Print order option (A 93).
• When the menu shown at right is displayed,
choose Start print and press the k button
to start printing. Choose Cancel and press
the k button to return to the print menu.
• To view the current print order, choose View
images and press the k button. To print
pictures, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
0 1 0 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
View images
Back
5
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2) when
printing is complete.
Printing
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Cancel
Current print/
total number of prints
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Paper size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current
printer), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4. Only sizes
supported by the current printer will be displayed. To specify paper size using printer settings,
choose Default in the paper size menu.
Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
Welcome screen
A 137
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned
on.
Time zone and date
A 138
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Monitor settings
A 141
Adjust photo information display, post-shooting image review, and monitor
brightness settings.
Print date
A 143
Imprint shooting date and time on pictures.
Electronic VR
A 144
Choose whether or not electronic VR (vibration reduction) is enabled during
shooting.
Motion detection
A 145
AF assist
A 146
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination.
Digital zoom
A 146
Basic Camera Setup
Enable or disable motion detection, which reduces the effects of subject movement
and camera shake in still pictures.
Enable or disable digital zoom.
Sound settings
A 147
Adjust sound settings.
Auto off
A 147
Set time before the monitor turns off for saving power.
Format memory/Format card
A 148
Format internal memory or memory card.
Language
A 149
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
Video mode
A 149
Adjust settings necessary for connection to television.
135
Setup Menu
A 150
Charge by computer
Choose whether or not to charge the camera battery when connecting to a
computer via the USB cable.
A 151
Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked when
shooting with face detection.
A 153
Reset all
Restore camera settings to the default.
A 155
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
Displaying the Setup Menu
1
Press the d button to display the
menu screen.
Basic Camera Setup
The menu screen is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in scene
mode, press the multi selector (A 9) J to
display the tabs.
2
Press the multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
3
Press H or I to select the z tab.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
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Setup Menu
4
Press K or the k button.
The setup menu items can be selected.
Use the multi selector to choose items and adjust menu
options (A 9).
To exit the setup menu, press the d button or J to
select a different tab.
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
Welcome Screen
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Welcome screen
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned
on.
None (default setting)
COOLPIX
The camera displays a welcome screen and enters shooting or playback mode.
Select an image
Basic Camera Setup
The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying the welcome
screen.
Displays a picture selected for the welcome screen. When the picture selection
screen is displayed, select a picture (A 99) and press k button.
• As the selected picture is stored by the camera, it will be displayed when the
camera is turned on even if the original picture is deleted.
• Pictures taken at an Image mode (A 38) setting of P 4224×2376, and copies
created at a size of 320 × 240 or smaller using the small picture (A 112) or crop
(A 113) function, cannot be used.
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Setup Menu
Time Zone and Date
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
Date and time
Set camera clock to current date and time.
Use the multi selector to set the date and time in the
displayed screen.
• Select a field: Press J or K (the highlight switches
between D, M, Y, hour, and minute).
• Edit the highlighted field: Press H or I.
• Apply the settings: Select the minute field and
press the k button.
Date and time
D
M
Y
Edit
Date format
Select the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed from Year/
Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, and Day/Month/Year.
Basic Camera Setup
Time zone
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving enabled or disabled from
Time zone options. When the destination time zone (x) is selected, local time
(A 140) is automatically calculated and date and time in the selected region are
recorded with pictures. Useful when traveling.
Selecting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the multi selector to choose Time zone
and press the k button.
Time zone and date
The Time zone screen is displayed.
Date and time
Date format
Time zone
2
Choose x Travel destination and press the
k button.
The date and time displayed in the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
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Time zone
Home time zone
Travel destination
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3
Press K.
Time zone
The time zone selection screen is displayed.
Home time zone
Travel destination
4
Press J or K to choose the travel destination
time zone.
Press H in a time zone where daylight saving is in effect
to enable the daylight saving time function and
automatically advance the time by one hour. The W icon
will be displayed at the top of the monitor. Press I to
disable the daylight saving time function.
Press the k button to choose the travel destination time
zone.
B
Time zone
Home time zone
Travel destination
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While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z
icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is
in shooting mode.
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Note on the Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by the clock battery. The clock battery charges when the main battery
is inserted or an AC adapter is connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about
ten hours of charging.
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w Home Time Zone
• To switch to the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button.
• To change the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and complete steps 3 and
4.
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Daylight Saving Time
When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn the daylight saving time function on or off from the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
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Imprinting the Date on Pictures
Enable the Print date option (A 143) in the setup menu after the date and time have been set.
When the Print date option is enabled, pictures will be recorded with shooting date imprinted on
them.
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Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below. For time zone not listed below, set the camera
clock to local time from the Date and time option.
UTC +/–
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Location
UTC +/–
Location
–11
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki, Ankara
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh,
Kuwait, Manama
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle,
Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston,
Mexico City
+5.5
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto,
Lima
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
–4.5
Caracas
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–4
Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore
–3
Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
–2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
–1
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
±0
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
New Delhi
Setup Menu
Monitor Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Monitor settings
Set the options below.
Photo info
Choose information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback
mode.
Image review
On (default setting): Picture is automatically displayed in the monitor
immediately after it is taken and the monitor display returns to shooting mode.
Off: Picture is not displayed after it is taken.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
Photo Info
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Select whether or not the photo information is displayed in the monitor.
See “The Monitor” (A 6) for information on indicators displayed in the monitor.
Show info
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4/
4
Current settings and operational guides are displayed as in Show info
Auto info
above. If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the display will
(default setting) be the same as Hide info. Information will be displayed again when the
next operation is performed.
Hide info
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Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Framing
grid+auto info
4/
9
In addition to information shown
with Auto info, a framing grid is
displayed as a reference for
framing a picture. The grid is not
displayed when recording movies.
4
The current settings or operation
guide is displayed, as in Auto
info.
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Movie
frame+auto info
9
In addition to information shown
with Auto info, a frame
indicating the area captured in
the recorded movie is displayed
before recording starts.
10s
The current settings or operation
guide is displayed, as in Auto
info.
Setup Menu
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the
pictures with shooting, allowing the information to be
printed even from printers that do not support date
printing (A 96).
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f Date
Date is imprinted on the pictures.
S Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on the pictures.
k Off (default setting)
At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor during shooting (A 6).
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Date and time are not imprinted on pictures.
Notes on Print Date
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time
cannot be imprinted on pictures after they have been taken.
• The date is not imprinted in the following situations:
- Pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode
- Movie recording
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 38) of O 640×480 may be difficult to read.
Choose N 1024×768 or larger when using the Print date option.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date item
(A 18, 138).
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Print Date and Print Order
If using a DPOF-compatible printer that supports the printing of shooting date and photo
information, it is possible to use the Print order option (A 93) to print such information even on
pictures that were not taken using the Print date option.
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Electronic VR
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Electronic VR
Choose whether or not to use electronic VR (vibration reduction), which reduces
the effects of camera shake during shooting.
w Auto
When taking still pictures, electronic VR is enabled when R (A 6) is displayed in
the monitor and all of the conditions below are met.
• The flash is turned off or set to slow sync mode.
• A slow shutter speed is used.
• Continuous is set to Single.
• The subject is dark.
When recording movies, electronic VR is enabled at all times.
k Off (default setting)
Electronic VR is disabled.
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Notes on Electronic Vibration Reduction
• The effectiveness of electronic VR decreases as camera shake increases.
• The picture taken using electronic VR may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
• Electronic VR does not function under the following conditions or in the following shooting
modes:
- When slow sync with red-eye reduction (A 56, 57) is used.
- When exposure exceeds a certain length of time.
- When ISO sensitivity (A 44) is set to Auto.
- When Blink proof (A 68) is set to On in smart portrait mode.
- In the following scene modes: Sports (A 56), Night portrait (A 56), Dusk/dawn (A 58),
Night landscape (A 58), Museum (A 61), Fireworks show (A 61), Backlighting
(A 62).
• The angle of view (the area captured in the recorded movie) is smaller when electronic VR is
enabled during movie recording.
Setup Menu
Motion Detection
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera
shake when shooting still pictures.
U Auto (default setting)
When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the ISO sensitivity
and shutter speed are automatically increased to reduce blurring.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the flash fires.
• When ISO sensitivity (A 44) is set to Fixed range auto, or ISO sensitivity is
fixed at a particular value in A (auto) mode.
• In A (auto) mode, when Multi-shot 16 (A 42) is enabled.
• When Sports, Night portrait, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Museum,
Fireworks show, or Backlighting scene mode is enabled.
• When subject tracking mode is enabled.
Motion detection is not enabled.
The current motion detection setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor
with shooting (A 6, 23). The motion detection icon turns green when the camera
detects camera shake and increases shutter speed. When Off is selected, no icon is
displayed.
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k Off
Notes on Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of subject movement and
camera shake in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The pictures taken using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
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AF Assist
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination, which assists autofocus operation when
the subject is poorly lit.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illumination is used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
poorly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 1.9 m (6 ft. 3 in.) at the maximum
wide-angle position and about 1.1 m (3 ft. 7 in.) at the maximum telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes or focus areas, AF-assist illuminator may not light
up.
Off
AF-assist illuminator does not light up. The camera may be unable to focus under
dim lighting.
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Digital Zoom
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
On (default setting)
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating the
zoom control to g (i) triggers digital zoom (A 25).
Off
Digital zoom will not be activated (except during movie recording).
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Notes on Digital Zoom
• When digital zoom is in effect, AF area mode is set to Center (A 46).
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait, Night portrait, or Pet portrait scene mode is selected
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When subject tracking mode is selected
- When Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16 (A 42)
Setup Menu
Sound Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Button sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
When On is selected, a beep will sound once when operations are completed
successfully, twice when the camera acquires focus on the subject, and three times
when an error is detected. Start-up sound will also play when the camera is turned
on.
Shutter sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
No sound is played with shutter release when some features such as continuous
shooting or BSS (best shot selector) are enabled, or when shooting in Pet portrait
scene mode or recording movies, even if On is selected.
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Auto off
When the camera is on and a period of time passes without any operations having
been performed, the monitor will be turned off and the camera will enter standby
mode (A 17) to save power.
In this option, set the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby
mode. 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min can be selected.
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Auto Off
When the Monitor Turns off for the Power Saving Function
• Power-on lamp blinks in standby mode.
• Camera turns off after three minutes passes in standby mode.
• To reactivate the monitor while the power on lamp is blinking, press any of the following buttons:
- Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button or b (e movie-record) button
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Auto Off Settings
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• When a menu is displayed: three minutes
• During slide show playback: up to 30 minutes
• When the AC adapter EH-62G is connected: 30 minutes
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Setup Menu
Format Memory/Format Card
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Format memory/Format card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data.
Deleted data cannot be recovered. Be sure to transfer important pictures to a
computer before formatting.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera.
The Format memory option is displayed in the setup
menu.
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
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Formatting a Memory Card
When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option is displayed in the setup menu.
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
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Format card
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Formatting the internal memory or memory card restores album icon settings (A 84) to the
default setting (displayed as number).
• Do not turn the camera off, or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time
they are inserted into the COOLPIX S3100.
Setup Menu
Language
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Language
Choose one of 26 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
Portuguese
Danish
Russian
German
Romanian
(default setting)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
Greek
Turkish
French
Ukrainian
Indonesian
Arabic
Italian
Simplified Chinese
Hungarian
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Japanese
Norwegian
Korean
Polish
Thai
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Czech
Video Mode
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Video mode
Adjust settings for connection to a television. Choose from NTSC and PAL.
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Setup Menu
Charge by Computer
d button M z (Setup menu) M Charge by computer
Choose whether or not the battery inserted in the camera is charged when the
camera is connected to a computer via USB cable (A 127).
Auto (default setting)
When the camera is connected to a computer that is running, the battery inserted
into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.
Off
The battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is connected
to a computer.
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Notes on Connecting the Camera to a Printer
• The battery cannot be charged with connection to a printer, even if the printer complies with the
PictBridge standard.
• When Auto is selected for Charge by computer, it may be impossible to print pictures with
direct connection of the camera to some printers. If the PictBridge startup screen is not displayed
in the monitor after the camera is connected to a printer and turned on, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer to Off and reconnect the camera to the
printer.
Setup Menu
Blink Warning
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked
when shooting with face detection (A 48) in the following modes.
• A (auto) mode (when Face priority (A 46) is selected for AF area mode
option).
• Scene auto selector (A 53), Portrait (A 55), or Night portrait (A 56) is
selected for the scene mode.
On
Off (default setting)
Blink warning is not enabled.
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When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked in a
picture taken using face detection, the blink warning screen is displayed in the
monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have blinked when the shutter was
released is framed by a yellow border. Should this occur, check the picture and
determine whether or not another picture should be taken.
See “Operating the Blink Warning Screen” (A 152) for more information.
Note on Blink Warning
The blink warning does not function at continuous settings of Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16.
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Operating the Blink Warning Screen
When the blink warning screen shown at right is
displayed in the monitor, the operations described
below are available.
If no operations are performed within a few seconds,
the camera automatically returns to shooting mode.
Did someone blink?
Exit
Option
Use
Enlarge the detected
face that blinked
g (i)
Switch to full-frame
playback
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Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
If the camera detects that more than one human
subject blinked, press J or K with display
zoomed in to switch to another face.
Select the face to be
displayed
Delete the picture
Description
l
Press the l button.
k
Switch to shooting
mode
Press the k button or the shutter-release button.
Setup Menu
Reset All
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default
values.
Basic Shooting Functions
Option
Default value
Flash mode (A 31)
Auto
Self-timer (A 33)
Off
Macro mode (A 34)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 35)
0.0
Shooting Menu
Option
Default value
R 4320×3240
White balance (A 40)
Auto
Continuous (A 42)
Single
ISO sensitivity (A 44)
Auto
Color options (A 45)
Standard color
AF area mode (A 46)
Face priority
Autofocus mode (A 50)
Single AF
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Image mode (A 38)
Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Scene mode setting in the shooting-mode
selection menu (A 52)
Scene auto selector
Hue adjustment in Food mode (A 60)
Center
Continuous in pet portrait mode (A 63)
Continuous
Pet portrait auto release in pet portrait
mode (A 63)
On
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Smart Portrait Menu
Option
Default value
Skin softening (A 68)
Normal
Smile timer (A 68)
On
Blink proof (A 68)
Off
Subject Tracking Menu
Option
Default value
Autofocus mode (A 71)
Full-time AF
Face priority tracking (A 71)
On
Movie Menu
Option
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Default value
Movie options (A 118)
When inserting a memory card:
x HD 720p (1280×720)
When using the internal memory:
y VGA (640×480)
Autofocus mode (A 119)
Single AF
Wind noise reduction (A 119)
Off
Setup Menu
Option
Default value
Welcome screen (A 137)
None
Photo info (A 141)
Auto info
Image review (A 141)
On
Brightness (A 141)
3
Print date (A 143)
Off
Electronic VR (A 144)
Off
Motion detection (A 145)
Auto
AF assist (A 146)
Auto
Digital zoom (A 146)
On
Button sound (A 147)
On
Shutter sound (A 147)
On
Auto off (A 147)
1 min
Charge by computer (A 150)
Auto
Blink warning (A 151)
Off
Setup Menu
Others
Option
Default value
Paper size (A 131, 132)
Default
Frame interval for slide show (A 97)
3s
• Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (A 161) from memory.
Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file
numbering to “0001”, delete all pictures (A 29) before selecting Reset all.
• The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with
Reset all.
Shooting menu: Preset manual data (A 41) acquired for White balance
Setup menu: Picture selected for Welcome screen (A 137), Time zone and
date (A 138), Language (A 149), and Video mode (A 149)
Firmware Version
Basic Camera Setup
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 136) M Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
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Caring for the Camera
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
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Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
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.
B
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.
Caring for the Camera
B
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charge 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.
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Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as 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.
B
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source
Do not remove the battery 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.
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Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
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The Battery
Caring for the Camera
• Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if necessary. Do
not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in reduced battery
performance. Whenever possible, carry a fully charged spare battery when taking pictures on
important occasions.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C (104°F).
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) before use.
• When charging the battery inserted into the COOLPIX S3100 using the Charging AC adapter
EH-69P or a computer, the battery is not charged at battery temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or
above 45°C (113°F).
• Note that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool before charging.
Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair its performance, or prevent
it from charging normally.
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure that the battery is fully charged
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. Should the battery
terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
• If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and completely exhaust it
before removing it for storage. The battery should be stored in a cool location with an ambient
temperature of 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold
locations.
• Always remove the battery from the camera or optional battery charger when it is not being used.
When inserted, minute amounts of current flow even when unused, and the battery may become
excessively drained and no longer function. Turning the camera on or off while the battery is
exhausted can result in reduced battery life.
• Recharge the battery at least once every six months and completely exhaust it before returning it
to storage.
• After removing the battery from the camera or optional battery charger, return the battery to the
battery case and store in a cool place.
• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge, when used at room
temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new EN-EL19 battery.
• Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable resource.
Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
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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 them and working toward 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
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 other sandy or dusty
environment, wipe off any sand, dust or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened
with fresh water and 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.
Storage
Caring for the Camera
Turn the camera off when not in use. Be sure that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away. Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an
extended period. Do not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or
in any of the following locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10°C (14°F) or above 50°C (122°F)
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity 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.
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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.
• White or colored streaks may be visible when bright subjects are framed in the monitor. This
phenomenon, known as “smear,” occurs when extremely bright light strikes the image sensor; it is
characteristic of image sensors and does not indicate a malfunction. Smear may also take the form
of partial discoloration in the monitor during shooting. It does not appear in images recorded with
the camera except in the cases of movies and of images recorded with Multi-shot 16 selected for
Continuous. When shooting in these modes, we recommend that you avoid bright subjects such
as the sun, reflected sunlight, and electric lights.
• 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-authorized service representative.
Technical Notes and Index
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable
battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL191
Charging AC
Adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P1, 2
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-66
AC Adapter EH-62G (connect as shown)
1
2
3
AC adapter
Be sure that the power connector cord has been properly aligned in
power connector and battery chamber grooves before closing the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
If part of the cord runs out of the grooves, the cover or cord may be
damaged when the cover is closed.
USB cable
USB Cable UC-E61
1
2
Supplied with the camera at the time of purchase (➝ page 3 of the Quick Start Guide).
When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (available commercially) as necessary.
For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
Technical Notes and Index
Audio/Video cable Audio Video Cable EG-CP141
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Optional Accessories
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved
for use in this camera.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for
recording movies. Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory
cards with a lower Speed Class rating are used.
SD memory card
1
2
3
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SDHC memory card2
SDXC memory card3
SanDisk
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
TOSHIBA
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Panasonic
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB,
32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
–
If the memory card is used with a card reader or similar device, be sure that the device
supports an SD memory card of 2 GB or more.
SDHC compliant. If the memory card is used with a card reader or similar device,
be sure that the device is compliant with the SDHC standard.
SDXC compliant. If the memory card is used with a card reader or similar device,
be sure that the device is compliant with the SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
Image/Sound File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies or voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
D SC N 00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still pictures (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies
DSCN
Cropped copies (voice memo
attachment included)
RSCN
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
SSCN
Quick retouch copies, DLighting copies, Skin
softening copies, and filter
effects copies (voice memo
attachment included)
FSCN
Extension (indicates file format)
Still pictures
.JPG
Movies
.AVI
Voice memos
.WAV
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
Technical Notes and Index
• Files are stored in folders named with a folder number followed by a fivecharacter identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequential number for pictures taken
in Panorama assist scene mode (e.g. “101P_001”; A 64) and “NIKON” for all
other pictures (e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder
reaches 9999, a new folder will be created. File numbers will be assigned
automatically starting with “0001.”
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the picture
to which the voice memo is attached.
• Files copied using Copy>Selected images are copied to the current folder,
where they are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the
largest file number in memory. Copy>All images copies all folders from the
source medium; file names do not change but new folder numbers are
assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest folder number on the
destination medium (A 103).
• A single folder can hold up to 200 files; if the current folder already contains 200
files, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name, will be
created the next time a file is stored. If the current folder is numbered 999 and
contains 200 files, or a file is numbered 9999, no further files can be stored until
the internal memory or memory card is formatted (A 148), or a new memory
card is inserted.
161
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
A
Solution
Technical Notes and Index
Clock not set.
Set date and time.
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Charge or replace the battery. 12, 14
P
Battery temperature
high
Battery temperature is
high.
Turn off camera, and allow
battery to cool down before
resuming use. After five
seconds, the monitor will turn
off and the power-on lamp
and flash lamp will blink
17
rapidly. After the lamps blink
for three minutes, the camera
will turn off automatically.
Pressing the power switch
also turns off the camera.
Q (● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
26, 27
47
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
recording is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when recording is complete.
–
u
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is
in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to
“write” position.
21
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors are
clean.
• Confirm that memory card
is correctly inserted.
Memory card has not
been formatted for use
in this camera.
Formatting deletes all data
stored on the memory card.
Be sure to select No and make
copies of any pictures you
wish to keep before
21
formatting the memory card.
Select Yes and press the k
button to format the memory
card.
P
This card cannot be
used.
P
This card cannot be
read.
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
162
Description
O (blinks)
138
160
20
20
Error Messages
Display
u
Out of memory.
P
Image cannot be
saved.
Description
Memory card is full.
•
•
•
•
Solution
A
Choose smaller image size.
Delete pictures.
Insert new memory card.
Remove memory card and
use internal memory.
38
29, 120
20
20
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format internal memory or
memory card.
148
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
Insert a new memory card, or
format internal memory or
memory card.
161
Picture cannot be used
for welcome screen.
The following pictures cannot
be registered as welcome
screen.
• Pictures taken at an Image
mode setting of
P 4224×2376
• Pictures reduced to 320 ×
240 size or smaller with
cropping or small picture
editing
137
Insufficient space to
save a copy.
Delete pictures from
destination.
29
• Remove some pictures
from album.
• Add to other albums.
82
P
Sound file cannot be
saved.
• Voice memos cannot be
attached to movies.
• Select a picture taken with
this camera.
–
A voice memo cannot
be attached to this file.
u
A blink was detected
in the picture just
taken.
One or more portrait
subjects may have
blinked when the
picture was taken.
Check the picture in playback
mode.
N
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected
picture.
• Be sure that the picture
meets editing
requirements.
• Movies cannot be edited.
u
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
80
102
Technical Notes and Index
N
200 pictures have
Album is full. No
already been added to
further pictures can be
album.
added.
68
104
–
20
163
Error Messages
Display
Description
No pictures in the
internal memory or
memory card.
The picture has not
been added to album.
• Add the picture to album.
• Choose the album that the
picture was added.
No pictures are
contained in the
category selected in
auto sort mode.
Select the category
containing the sorted
pictures.
N
Memory contains no
images.
80
81
87
Technical Notes and Index
N
File contains no image
data.
File not created with this
camera.
P
This file cannot be
played back.
File cannot be viewed on this
camera. View file using a
–
computer or the devices used
to create or edit this file.
N
All images are hidden.
No pictures available for
a slide show.
–
97
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Picture is protected.
Disable protection.
29
N
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same
time zone as home.
–
138
Lens error
Q
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then on
again. If error persists, contact
retailer or Nikon-authorized
service representative.
22
Turn camera off and
reconnect cable.
130
Error occurred during
P
communication with
Communications error
printer.
164
A
Solution
• To play back pictures stored 20
in internal memory, remove
memory card from the
camera.
• To copy picture from
103
internal memory to
memory card, press the
d button. The copy
screen will be displayed
and pictures in the internal
memory can be copied to
memory card.
Error Messages
Display
Description
A
Solution
System error
Q
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal
circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove and
reinsert battery, and turn
camera on. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service
representative.
PR
Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error.
Check printer. After solving
the problem, select Resume
and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: check
paper
Load the specified paper,
Specified size of paper is select Resume and press the
not loaded in printer.
k button to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: paper
jam
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Remove the jammed paper,
select Resume and press the
k button to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: out of
paper
No paper is loaded in
printer.
Load the specified paper,
select Resume and press the
k button to resume
printing.*
–
Check ink, select Resume and
press the k button to
–
resume printing.*
Replace ink cartridge, select
PR
Running out of ink or ink
Resume and press the k
Printer error: out of ink cartridge is empty.
button to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
–
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
Select Cancel and press the
k button to cancel printing.
Technical Notes and Index
PR
Ink error.
Printer error: check ink
13
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
165
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Display, Settings and Power Supply
Problem
Battery inserted into the
camera cannot be charged.
14
150
128
128
–
Technical Notes and Index
Camera cannot be turned on
• Battery is exhausted.
22
• When connecting to an electrical outlet using 14
a Charging AC Adapter, the camera cannot be
turned on.
22
147
Camera turns off without
warning.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save
power.
• The camera and battery may not work
properly at low temperatures.
• The camera turns off if the Charging AC
Adapter is connected while the camera is on.
• The USB cable connecting the camera to the
computer or printer has been disconnected.
Reconnect the USB cable.
• Camera is off.
• Standby mode for saving power: Press the
power switch, shutter-release button, A
button, c button, or b (e movie-record)
button.
• When flash lamp blinks red, wait until flash
has charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB
cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via audio/video
cable.
17
17, 147
Monitor is blank.
166
A
Cause/Solution
• Confirm all connections.
• Off is selected for Charge by computer in
the setup menu.
• When charging by connecting the camera to
a computer, battery charging stops when the
camera is turned off.
• When charging by connecting the camera to
a computer, battery charging stops when the
computer is suspended (sleeping), and the
camera may turn off.
• Depending upon computer specifications,
settings, and status, it may be impossible to
charge the battery inserted into the camera
via computer connection.
157
14
123,
125,
130
32
122
121
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Monitor is hard to read.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
141
156
18, 138
Date and time of recording are
not correct.
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not
set” indicator blinks with shooting and movie
recording. Pictures and movies recorded
before clock is set are dated “00/00/0000
00:00” or “01/01/2011 00:00” respectively. Set
the correct time and date from the Time
zone and date option in the setup menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more
accurate timepieces and reset as required.
138
No indicators displayed in
monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
141
Print date not available.
Camera clock has not been set.
18, 138
Date not appearing on pictures • The current shooting mode is one that does
even when Print date is
not support Print date.
enabled.
• The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
143
Screen for setting time zone
and date is displayed when the Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were
camera is turned on.
restored to their default values.
Camera settings reset.
18, 139
Technical Notes and Index
Monitor turns off, and the
power-on lamp blinks rapidly.
Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera and
allow battery to cool down before resuming use.
After the lamp blinks for three minutes, the
17
camera will turn off automatically. Pressing the
power switch also turns off the camera.
167
Troubleshooting
Electronically Controlled Cameras
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 battery,
then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon-authorized service 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.
Shooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
• When camera is in playback mode, press the
A button, shutter-release button, or b (e
movie-record) button.
No picture taken when shutter• When menus are displayed, press the d
release button is pressed.
button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
Technical Notes and Index
168
A
8, 28
10
22
32
• The subject is too close to the camera. Try
shooting with macro mode or in Scene auto
selector or Close-up scene mode.
• The intended subject is one with which
autofocus does not perform well.
• Select Auto for AF assist in set up menu.
• Turn camera off and then on again.
34, 52
Pictures are blurred.
• Use flash.
• Increase the ISO sensitivity value.
• Enable electronic vibration reduction or
motion detection.
• Use BSS.
• Use tripod and self-timer.
31
44
144,
145
42
33
Streaks of light or partial
discoloration are visible in the
monitor.
Smear occurs when extremely bright light
strikes the image sensor. When shooting with
Continuous set to Multi-shot 16 and when
recording movies, avoiding bright objects, such
as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric
lights is recommended.
43, 158
Camera cannot focus.
27
146
17
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
Bright specks appear in
pictures taken with flash.
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn flash
off.
Flash does not fire.
• Flash is off.
• Some scene modes with which the flash does
not function is selected.
• On is selected for Blink proof in smart
portrait menu.
• Another function that restricts flash is
enabled.
Optical zoom cannot be used.
Optical zoom cannot be used while recording
movies.
Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
• Digital zoom is not available in the following
situations.
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait,
Night portrait, or Pet portrait scene
mode is selected.
- When shooting in smart portrait mode.
- When shooting in subject tracking mode.
- When Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16.
A
32
31
55
68
51
116
146
53, 55,
56, 63
66
69
42
Another function that restricts the Image mode
51
option is enabled.
No sound when shutter is
released.
• Off is selected for Sound settings>Shutter 147
sound in setup menu. No sound is heard with
some shooting modes and settings, even
when On is selected.
• The speaker is blocked. Do not cover the
5, 24
speaker.
AF-assist illuminator does not
light up.
Off is selected for AF assist in the setup menu.
AF-assist illuminator may not light depending
on the position of the focus area or the current
scene mode, even when Auto is selected.
Pictures appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
156
Colors are unnatural.
White balance does not match light source.
40, 60
Randomly spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in image.
Shutter speed is too slow or ISO sensitivity is
high as the subject is dark. Noise can be reduced
by:
• Using flash.
31
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
44
55-63,
146
Technical Notes and Index
Image mode not available.
169
Troubleshooting
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
170
A
Cause/Solution
Randomly spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in movies.
When recording movies in dim lighting, the
image may become somewhat “grainy” in
–
appearance. This occurs when the ISO sensitivity
increases, and it does not indicate a malfunction.
Pictures are too dark
(underexposed).
•
•
•
•
•
•
Pictures are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
35
Unexpected results when flash
set to V (auto with red-eye
reduction).
When taking pictures with V (auto with redeye reduction) or fill flash with slow sync and
red-eye reduction in Night portrait scene
mode, In-Camera Red Eye Fix may be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye. Use any scene
mode other than Night portrait, and change
the flash to any setting other than V (auto
with red-eye reduction) and try shooting again.
31, 56
Skin tones are not softened.
• Under some shooting conditions, facial skin
109
tones may not be softened.
• Use Skin softening in the playback menu for 108
pictures containing more than three faces.
Saving images takes time.
It may take more time to save images in the
following situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in
operation
• When the flash mode is set to V (auto with
red-eye reduction)
• When the skin softening function is applied
while shooting
Flash is off.
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Increase ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Select Backlighting scene
mode or use fill flash.
31
24
31
35
44
31, 62
32
32
55, 56,
68
Troubleshooting
Playback
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
File cannot be played back.
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by
computer or other make of camera.
• Movies recorded by a camera other than the
COOLPIX S3100 cannot be played back.
Cannot zoom in on picture.
• Pictures taken with cameras other than
COOLPIX S3100 may not be enlarged.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies,
small pictures, or pictures that have been
cropped to a size of 320 × 240 or smaller.
Cannot record or play back
voice memos.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to images
taken with other cameras. Voice memos
attached to images using another camera
cannot be played back on this camera.
–
102
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• These options cannot be used with pictures
taken at an Image mode setting of
Cannot use quick retouch,
P 4224×2376.
D-Lighting, skin softening, filter • Select pictures that support quick retouch,
effects, small picture, or crop.
D-Lighting, skin softening, filter effects, small
picture, or crop.
• Camera is unable to edit pictures taken with
other cameras.
120
38
• Select correct Video mode.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace
the memory card. Remove the memory card
to play back pictures from the internal
memory.
149
20
Album icon restored to default
settings, or pictures added to
Data in the memory card may not be played
album not displayed in favorite back correctly if overwritten by a computer.
pictures mode.
120
–
105
104
Technical Notes and Index
Pictures not displayed on
television.
–
–
171
Troubleshooting
Problem
The recorded pictures are not
displayed in auto sort mode.
Nikon Transfer 2 does not start
when camera is connected.
Technical Notes and Index
172
A
Cause/Solution
• The desired picture was sorted to a category
other than the category currently displayed.
• Pictures recorded by a camera other than the
COOLPIX S3100 and pictures copied using the
copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort
mode.
• Pictures recorded in internal memory or on
the memory card may not be played back
correctly if overwritten by a computer.
• Up to 999 pictures and movie files can be
added to each category. If the desired
category already contains 999 pictures, new
pictures or movies cannot be added.
86
•
•
•
•
•
•
17
22
123
–
122
126
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not properly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm system requirements.
Computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2
automatically. For more information on
Nikon Transfer 2, refer to help information
contained in ViewNX 2.
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the
PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed
The PictBridge startup screen is
and it may be impossible to print pictures when
not displayed when the
Auto is selected for the Charge by computer
camera is connected to a
option in the setup menu. Set the Charge by
printer.
computer option to Off and reconnect the
camera to the printer.
Pictures to be printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace
the memory card.
• Remove the memory card to print pictures
from the internal memory.
Cannot select paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera
in the following situations, even when printing
from a PictBridge-compatible printer:
• The printer does not support the paper size
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper
size.
87, 103
–
87
150
20
131,
132
–
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S3100 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
14.0 million
Image sensor
1/2.3-in. type CCD; total pixels: approx. 14.48 million
Lens
5× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length
4.6–23.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26–130 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/3.2–6.5
Construction
6 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 520 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Electronic VR
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from
lens)
• Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞ (W); approx. 80 cm (2 ft. 8 in.) to
∞ (T)
• Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) (wide-angle position) to ∞
Focus-area selection
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual
with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
Monitor
6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD and 5-level
brightness adjustment
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to
actual picture)
Storage
Media
• Internal memory (approx. 45 MB)
• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size (pixels)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Technical Notes and Index
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
14M (high image quality) [4320 × 3240P]
14M [4320 × 3240]
8M [3264 × 2448]
5M [2592 × 1944]
3M [2048 × 1536]
PC [1024 × 768]
VGA [640 × 480]
16:9 [4224 × 2376]
173
Specifications
ISO sensitivity (Standard
output sensitivity)
• ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 80 to 400, 80 to 800)
Exposure
Metering
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than
2×), spot (digital zoom 2× or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and
exposure compensation
(–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/2000–1 s
4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2.6 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.2 and f/8 [W])
Can be selected from 10 and 2 second duration
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 4.5 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 14 ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 2.2 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 7 ft. 3 in.)
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface
Technical Notes and Index
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminal
Audio video output/digital I/O (USB)
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch,
English, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian, Indonesian,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian,
Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes (when using Charging AC
Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Charging time
Battery life
(EN-EL19)
174
Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Still pictures*: Approx. 220 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 35 min (HD 720p (1280×720))
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 93.5 × 57.5 × 18.4 mm (3.7 × 2.3 × 0.8 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 118 g (4.2 oz.) (with battery and SD memory card)
Specifications
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 operated at an ambient temperature of
25°C (77°F).
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life
of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2) °C (73 (±4) °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash
fired with every other shot, image mode set to R 4320×3240. Battery life may vary
depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
DC 3.7 V, 700 mAh
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 31.5 × 39.5 × 6 mm (1.3 × 1.6 × 0.3 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 14 g (0.5 oz) (excluding battery case)
Rated input
AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.068–0.042 A
Rated capacity
6.8–10.1 VA
Rated output
DC 5.0 V, 550 mA
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 55 × 22 × 54 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.2 in.) (excluding plug
adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 55 × 59 × 63 mm (2.2 × 2.4 × 2.5 in.)
Weight
Approx. 55 g (2.0 oz) (excluding plug adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz.)
B
Technical Notes and Index
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
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.
175
Specifications
Supported Standards
• 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 memory cards.
• Exif version 2.3: This camera supports Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
version 2.3 for digital still cameras, 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.
Technical Notes and Index
176
Index
Symbols
A
AC adapter 159
Adding favorite pictures 80
AF area mode 46
AF assist 146
Album 80
Aperture value 26
Audio/video cable 121, 159
Audio-in/Video-in jack 121, 123, 130
Auto flash 31
Auto mode 22
Auto off 147
Auto sort menu 88
Auto sort mode 86
Autofocus 34
Autofocus mode 50, 71, 119
AVI 161
B
Backlighting o 62
Battery 12, 14, 139
Battery chamber 5
Battery charger 14, 159
Battery latch 5
Battery level 22
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
5, 12, 20
Beach Z 57
Best Shot Selector 42
Black and white copy n 61
Black-and-white 45
Blink proof 68
Blink warning 151, 152
Brightness 141
BSS 42
Built-in microphone 4, 101
Button sound 147
C
Calendar display 76
Charge by computer 150
Charge lamp 5, 15, 127
Charging AC Adapter 14, 159
Close-up k 59
Cloudy 40
Color options 45
Compression ratio 38
Computer 122, 122–126
copying pictures to 122–126
Connector cover 5
Continuous 42
Copying pictures 103
Crop 113
Cross screen 110
Cyanotype 45
Technical Notes and Index
A Auto mode 22
C Scene mode 52
F Smart portrait mode 66
s Subject tracking mode 69
z Setup menu 135
c Playback mode 28
h Favorite pictures mode 80
F Auto sort mode 86
C List by date mode 89
g (Telephoto) 4, 25
f (Wide-angle) 4, 25
i Playback zoom 4, 77
h Thumbnail playback 4, 74, 76
j Help 4, 52
k Apply selection button 5, 9
l Delete button 5, 29, 102, 120
b (e movie-record) button 115
c Playback button 5, 8, 28
n Self timer 33
m Flash mode 31
p Macro mode 34
d Menu button 5, 10, 37, 92, 136
A (Shooting mode) button 5, 8
o Exposure compensation 35
R 65
177
Index
D
Date and time 19, 138
Date format 19, 138
Daylight 40
Daylight saving time 18, 139
Delete 29, 102, 120
Digital zoom 25, 146
Direct print 129
D-Lighting 107
DPOF 176
DPOF print 134
DSCN 161
Dusk/dawn i 58
E
EH-69P 14, 159
Electronic VR 144
EN-EL19 12, 14
Exposure compensation 35
Extension 161
Eyelet for camera strap 4
F
Technical Notes and Index
178
Face detection 48
Face priority 46
Face priority tracking 71
Favorite pictures menu 83
Favorite pictures mode 80
File names 161
Fill flash 31
Filter effects 110
Fireworks show m 61
Firmware version 155
Fisheye 110
Fixed range auto 44
Flash 4, 31, 32
Flash lamp 5, 32
Flash mode 31, 32
Flash off 31
Fluorescent 40
Focus 26, 46
Focus area 26
Focus indicator 6
Focus lock 47
Folder name 161
Food u 60
Format 21, 148
Format memory card 21, 148
Formatting internal memory 148
FSCN 161
Full-frame playback 28, 72
Full-time AF 50, 119
H
Halfway 11
HD 720p 118
Help 52
I
Identifier 161
Image mode 23, 38, 52, 68, 70
Image review 141
Image size 38
Incandescent 40
Internal memory 20
Internal memory indicator 23
ISO sensitivity 32, 44
J
JPG 161
L
Landscape c 55
Language 149
Lens 4, 173
Lens cover 4
List by date menu 91
List by date mode 89
M
Macro mode 34
Memory card 20, 160
Memory card slot 5, 20
Miniature effect 110
Monitor 5, 6, 158
Monitor settings 141
Motion detection 145
Index
Movie length 118
Movie menu 117
Movie options 118
Movie playback 120
Movie recording 115
Multi selector 5, 9
Multi-shot 16 42
Museum l 61
N
Night landscape j 58
Night portrait e 56
Nikon Transfer 2 122
Number of exposures remaining 22, 39
O
Optional accessories 159
P
Q
Quick retouch 106
Rechargeable battery 159
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 12, 14, 159
Recording movies 115
Red-eye reduction 31, 32
Remove from favorite 82
Reset all 153
Rotate image 100
RSCN 161
S
Scene auto selector x 53
Scene mode 52, 55
Selective color 110
Self-timer 33
Self-timer lamp 4, 33
Sepia 45
Setup menu 135
Shooting 22, 24, 26
Shooting menu 37
Shooting mode menu 36
Shutter sound 147
Shutter speed 26
Shutter-release button 4, 11, 26
Single 42
Single AF 50, 119
Skin softening 68, 108
Slide show 97
Slow sync 31
Small picture 112
Smart portrait menu 68
Smart portrait mode 66
Smile timer 68
Snow z 57
Soft 110
Sound settings 147
Speaker 5
Sports d 56
SSCN 161
Standard color 45
Technical Notes and Index
Panorama assist p 62, 64
Panorama Maker 5 122, 126
Paper size 131, 132
Party/indoor f 57
Pet portrait auto release 63
Pet portrait O 63
Photo info 141
PictBridge 129, 176
Playback 28, 72, 74, 77, 102, 120
Playback menu 92
Playback mode menu 79
Playback zoom 77
Portrait b 55
Power 17, 18, 22
Power switch 4, 17, 22
Power-on lamp 4, 17, 22
Preset manual 41
Print 93, 131, 132
Print date 94, 96, 143
Print order 93
Printer 129
Protect 98
QVGA 118
R
179
Index
Strap 11
Subject tracking menu 71
Subject tracking mode 69
Sunset h 58
T
Thumbnail playback 74
Time zone 138, 140
Time zone and date 18, 138
Tripod socket 5, 174
TV 121
U
USB cable 122, 123, 130, 159
USB/audio/video output connector 5,
121, 123, 130
V
VGA 118
Video mode 149
ViewNX 2 122, 125
Vivid color 45
Voice memo 101
Volume 102, 120
Technical Notes and Index
180
W
WAV 161
Welcome screen 137
White balance 40
Wind noise reduction 6, 119
Z
Zoom control 4, 25, 120
Zoom in 25
Zoom out 25
Index
Technical Notes and Index
181
Index
Technical Notes and Index
182
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