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User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Images
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.
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.
ii
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, overheat, 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.
• Use only a Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery EN-EL12 (supplied). Charge
the battery by using a camera that
supports battery charging or by
using a Battery Charger MH-65
(available separately). To charge the
battery with the camera, use either
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH68P (AR) (supplied) or the Charge
by computer function.
• 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.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. 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
1 m (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.
v
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.
vi
Notices for customers in Europe
CAUTIONS
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:
• 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
Main Features of the Operation Controls...................................................................................... 8
Using Camera Menus........................................................................................................................................10
Switching Between Tabs.................................................................................................................................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 Images...................................................................................28
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)....................................................................................................28
Deleting Unwanted Images..........................................................................................................................29
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................30
Raising and Lowering the Flash..................................................................................................................30
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................31
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................33
Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer ...........................................................................................34
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................36
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue .............................37
Operating the Creative Slider.......................................................................................................................38
Adjusting Exposure Compensation .........................................................................................................41
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Table of Contents
More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 42
Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)......................................................................................42
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ...........................................................43
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).............................................................................................44
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ...................................................................................................................46
Metering....................................................................................................................................................................48
ISO Sensitivity.........................................................................................................................................................49
AF Area Mode ........................................................................................................................................................50
Autofocus Mode...................................................................................................................................................54
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................55
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) .............56
Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and Characteristics)....................58
Shooting for a Panorama................................................................................................................................68
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)......................................................70
Changing Subject Tracking Mode Settings.........................................................................................72
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)...........................................................................73
Changing Continuous Shooting Mode Settings .............................................................................75
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously ...................................................78
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 80
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................80
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information ..................................................................82
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence).....................83
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback........................................................................85
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................87
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................88
Playing Back Images by Category ..................................................................................................90
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)...................................................................92
Adding Images to an Album ........................................................................................................................92
Viewing Images in an Album .......................................................................................................................94
Removing Images From an Album ..........................................................................................................95
Using Favorite Pictures Mode......................................................................................................................96
Favorite Pictures Menu ....................................................................................................................................96
Changing the Album Icons ...........................................................................................................................97
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode............................................................................................. 100
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode ...................................................................................................... 100
Operations in Auto Sort Mode ................................................................................................................. 103
Auto Sort Menu ................................................................................................................................................. 103
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) ..................................................................................... 104
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode ................................................................................................. 104
Operations in List by Date Mode ............................................................................................................ 106
List by Date Menu ............................................................................................................................................ 106
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Table of Contents
Playback Options: Playback Menu.............................................................................................. 107
a Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order)....................................................................................... 109
b Slide Show..................................................................................................................................................... 113
d Protect ............................................................................................................................................................ 114
f Rotate Image................................................................................................................................................ 116
E Voice Memo.................................................................................................................................................... 117
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) .......................................... 119
C Sequence Display Options.................................................................................................................. 121
C Choose Key Picture ................................................................................................................................. 121
Editing Images..................................................................................................................................122
Editing Functions .............................................................................................................................. 122
Image Editing ..................................................................................................................................... 124
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation.......................................................... 124
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast ................................................................... 125
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones ........................................................................................... 126
g Small Picture: (Decreasing Image Size) ....................................................................................... 127
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy........................................................................................................ 128
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................129
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 129
Capturing Still Images While Recording Movies........................................................................... 131
Changing Movie Recording Settings ................................................................................................... 132
Movie of Movie Options (Normal Speed Movie Type) .............................................................. 134
Autofocus Mode .............................................................................................................................................. 135
Wind Noise Reduction................................................................................................................................... 136
Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)...................................... 137
Changing HS Movie Settings (HS Movie Type) .............................................................................. 139
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 140
Deleting Movies................................................................................................................................................. 140
Editing Movies.................................................................................................................................... 141
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ..........................................................143
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 143
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 145
Before Connecting the Camera............................................................................................................... 145
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer................................................................... 146
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ................................................................................... 150
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 151
Connecting the Camera to a Printer..................................................................................................... 152
Printing Images One at a Time................................................................................................................. 153
Printing Multiple Images.............................................................................................................................. 154
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Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................157
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 157
Welcome Screen ............................................................................................................................................... 159
Date........................................................................................................................................................................... 160
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................ 163
Date Imprint (Imprinting Date and Time) ......................................................................................... 165
Vibration Reduction ........................................................................................................................................ 166
Motion Detection ............................................................................................................................................. 168
AF Assist.................................................................................................................................................................. 169
Digital Zoom ....................................................................................................................................................... 169
Sound Settings................................................................................................................................................... 170
Auto Off .................................................................................................................................................................. 171
Format Memory/Format Card .................................................................................................................. 172
Language............................................................................................................................................................... 173
TV Settings ........................................................................................................................................................... 173
Charge by Computer...................................................................................................................................... 174
Blink Warning ...................................................................................................................................................... 175
Reset All .................................................................................................................................................................. 177
Firmware Version ............................................................................................................................................. 179
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................180
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 180
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 182
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 182
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................183
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 183
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 184
Image/Sound File and Folder Names ........................................................................................ 185
Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 186
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 191
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 198
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 201
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 202
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Introduction
About This Manual
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.
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S8100 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.
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.
1
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 charger, 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 leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Holographic seal: Identifies this
device as an authentic Nikon product.
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
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.
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.
Introduction
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and
private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs is governed by national and international
copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or
built-in camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can
sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software,
potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is
the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the Select an image option in the Welcome screen setting (A 159). 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
7
Flash raised
10
8
9
Lens cover closed
Zoom control ..................................................25
f : wide.....................................................25
g : tele........................................................25
1
h : thumbnail playback...........85, 87
i : playback zoom..............................88
j : help......................................................55
2 Shutter-release button......................11, 26
3
Self-timer lamp...............................................33
AF-assist illuminator.................................169
4 Mode dial...........................................................42
4
5
Power switch/power-on lamp
.......................................................................17, 171
6 Microphone (stereo) .....................117, 129
7 Flash ..................................................................... 30
8 Speaker..................................................118, 140
9 Lens .........................................................182, 198
10 Lens cover
Parts of the Camera
1
23
4
5
Introduction
6
7 8
9
10 11 12
15
16
13
17 18
14
19
1 Monitor ..........................................................6, 23
11 k (apply selection) button...................... 9
2 Rotary multi selector..................................... 9
12 Eyelet for camera strap............................. 11
3 c (playback) button....................8, 28, 80
13 HDMI mini connector..............................143
Charge lamp .........................................15, 150
4
Flash lamp .........................................................32
14 HDMI connector cover ...........................143
5 b (movie-record) button ...............8, 129
15
USB/audio/video output connector
................................................. 14, 143, 146, 152
6 Tripod socket................................................199
16 Connector cover........... 14, 143, 146, 152
7 d button......10, 43, 90, 108, 133, 158
17 Battery latch .............................................12, 13
8 l (delete) button................... 29, 118, 140
18 Battery chamber ........................................... 12
9 Cover latch................................................12, 20
19 Memory card slot ......................................... 20
Battery-chamber/
10
memory card slot cover....................12, 20
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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 163).
Shooting
34
33
32
10
1
2 3
5
4
6
7
8
9 10
2
31
30
29
26
25 24 23 22
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
28
27
21
11 12
13
+1.0
1600
14
1/250
F 3.5
20
19
a
Shooting mode*....................22, 55, 70, 73
Macro mode ....................................................36
Zoom indicator ......................................25, 36
Focus indicator...............................................26
AE/AF-L indicator..........................................69
Flash mode .......................................................30
Battery level indicator ................................22
Vibration reduction icon ...............23, 166
Motion detection icon............................168
Wind noise reduction..............................136
“Date not set” indicator............... 160, 186
Travel destination icon...........................160
Date imprint..................................................165
Movie type .....................................................134
HS movie type .............................................139
Image mode ....................................................44
(a) Number of exposures remaining
17
(still images)..............................................22
(b) Movie length.............................. 129, 135
18
1m00s
1m00s
999
9999
15
999
17
16
b
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
6 * The icon displayed varies with the shooting mode.
Internal memory indicator ..................... 23
Aperture............................................................. 26
Shutter speed................................................. 26
Focus area (auto)...................................26, 50
Focus area (for manual or center) ..... 50
Focus area (face detection) ............26, 50
Focus area
(subject tracking mode)........................... 70
Center-weighted metering area ........ 48
ISO sensitivity...........................................31, 49
Exposure compensation value.....40, 41
Vividness............................................................ 40
Hue........................................................................ 40
White balance ................................................ 46
Continuous shooting mode ................. 73
Self-timer/smile timer ........................33, 34
Backlighting (HDR) ...................................... 60
Still image capture
(movie recording) .....................................131
Parts of the Camera
Introduction
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1 Date of recording .........................................18
2 Time of recording.........................................18
3 Protect icon ...................................................114
4 Sequence display..................................83, 86
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11 Internal memory indicator ..................... 28
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Sequence playback guide ...................... 83
Movie playback guide............................ 140
13 Skin softening icon................................... 126
5 Volume indicator ............................ 118, 140
14 Print set icon ................................................ 109
Album icon in favorite pictures mode1
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Category icon in auto sort mode1
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16 D-Lighting icon .......................................... 125
7 Battery level indicator ................................22
8 Movie type2 ..................................................134
15 Small picture icon ..................................... 127
17 Quick retouch icon................................... 124
18 Voice memo indicator............................ 118
19 File number and type............................. 185
9 Image mode2 ......................................44, 131
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(a) Current frame number/
total number of frames ....................28
(b) Movie length........................................140
The icon for the selected album or the selected category in auto sort mode in playback
mode is displayed.
The icon displayed varies with the setting that was set at the time of shooting.
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Main Features of the Operation Controls
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3
4
Introduction
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Control
1
Name
Power switch
8
Function
Turns the camera on and off (A 17)
Shooting mode: changes the shooting mode (A 42)
2
Mode dial
Playback mode: switches to the shooting screen
Shooting mode: rotate to g (i) to zoom in; rotate to
f (h) to zoom out (A 25)
3
Zoom control
4
Shooting mode: releases the shutter (A 11, 26)
Shutter-release
button
Playback mode: switches to the shooting screen
5
Movie-record
button
Playback mode: rotate to g (i) to magnify (A 88);
rotate to f (h) to display thumbnail or calendar
(A 85, 87)
Shooting mode: starts and stops movie recording
(A 129)
Playback mode: switches to the shooting screen
Power is off: press and hold to turn on the camera in
playback mode
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Playback button
Shooting mode: plays back images (A 28, 80, 140)
Playback mode: switches to the shooting screen
7
8
d button
Turns the menu on and off (A 10, 43, 90, 108, 133, or
158)
Main Features of the Operation Controls
Control
Name
Function
Shooting mode: deletes the last image captured (A 29)
Delete button
Rotary multi
selector (up)
Playback mode: deletes images or voice memo
(A 29, 118, or 140)
Shooting mode: displays the m (flash mode) menu
(A 30)
Introduction
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Playback mode: selects the previous image
During menu display: moves the highlight up
Shooting mode: displays the n (self-timer)/smile
timer menu (A 33, 34)
Rotary multi
selector (left)
Playback mode: selects the previous image
During menu display: moves the highlight left/
returns to the previous screen
Shooting mode: displays the p (macro mode) menu
(A 36)
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Rotary multi
selector (down) Playback mode: selects the next image
During menu display: moves the highlight down
Shooting mode: displays creative slider (A 38),
displays the o (exposure compensation) setting
screen (A 41)
Rotary multi
selector (right) Playback mode: selects the next image
During menu display: moves the highlight right/
proceeds to next screen (applies selection)
Playback mode: selects the previous or next image
Rotary multi
selector (rotate) During menu display: moves the highlight
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Playback mode (full-frame playback): displays
histogram and shooting information (except for
movies)/returns to full-frame playback (A 82),
displays individual images of a sequence (A 83),
Apply selection plays back movies (A 140)
button
Playback mode (Zoom in/thumbnail display):
switches to full-frame playback (A 85, 88)
During menu display: applies selection (goes to next
screen)
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Main Features of the Operation Controls
Using Camera Menus
Introduction
Press the d button (A 8) to display the menu for the selected mode.
Use the rotary multi selector (A 9) to navigate the menus.
Tab for the menus available in
the current shooting mode/
tab for playback mode menu
Tab for movie menu (during
shooting mode)/playback
menu (during playback mode)
Tab for displaying the setup
menu
K is displayed when previous
menu items are available
Displayed when the menu
contains two or more pages
Continuous
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
Displayed when there are one
or more menu items to follow
1
Press the d button.
Continuous
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
2
Press the rotary multi selector
H or I to choose an item, and
then press K or the k button.
Continuous
Autofocus mode
Items can also be chosen by rotating
the rotary multi selector (A 9).
To change tabs, press J (A 11).
3
Rotary multi
selector
Press H or I to choose an item and press the
k button.
The setting is applied.
Exit
Autofocus mode
Single AF
Full-time AF
Exit
4
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When setting is finished, press the d button.
The camera exits the menu display.
Main Features of the Operation Controls
Switching Between Tabs
Continuous
Continuous
Set up
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
Exit
Press the rotary multi
selector J to highlight
the tab
Exit
Press the rotary multi
selector H or I to select a
tab, and press either the k
button or K
Introduction
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area 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 halfway to set focus
and exposure
Press 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-EL12 (supplied) into the camera.
• Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low
(A 14).
1
First Steps
2
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
Insert the supplied battery.
Battery chamber
Use the edge of the battery to push
the orange battery latch in the
direction indicated by the arrow (1)
and fully insert the battery (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
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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).
• The battery or memory card may be hot
immediately after using the camera. Observe caution when removing the
battery or memory card.
Notes on the Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery”
(A 181), before use.
• If the battery will not be used for an extended period, recharge it at least once every six months
and run it flat before returning it to storage.
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Charging the Battery
Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 inserted into the
camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-68P 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-68P.
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.
For Customers in Argentina
If the camera was purchased in Argentina, the shape of the
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P (AR) differs from that supplied in other
countries, and a plug adapter is not included. Proceed to step 2.
EH-68P (AR)
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 three hours and 50 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
Description
Blinks slowly (green) Battery charging.
5
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-68P 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 181), before use.
• The EH-68P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets. When using in other
countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as necessary. For more information about
plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-68P 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 USB-AC adapter other than
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in
damage to the camera.
C
AC Power Source
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately; A 183) is used, power is supplied to the camera
from an electrical outlet and taking pictures and playing back images are available with this
camera.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than EH-62F.
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 S8100 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL12 (A 145, 174).
• The EN-EL12 can be charged without using the camera by using the Battery Charger MH-65
(available separately; A 183).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
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). To turn off the camera, press the
power switch again. When the camera is turned off, the
power-on lamp and the 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.
When the power-on lamp is blinking, the following operations will turn the monitor back on.
- Pressing the power switch, shutter-release button, c button, or b (movie-record) button
- Rotating the mode dial
• 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 171) in the setup menu (A 157).
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Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
When the first time the camera is turned on, the language-selection screen and
the date and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
First Steps
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).
2
Use the rotary multi selector to
choose the desired language
and press the k button.
Rotary multi
selector
3
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
Date
Set time and date?
To cancel setting the date and time, press H or I to
select No.
Yes
No
Cancel
4
Press J or K to choose your home time zone
(A 162) and press the k button.
London
Casablanca
Back
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Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to enable the daylight
saving time function while setting the region in step 4.
When the daylight saving time function is enabled, W is displayed
at the top of the monitor. Press I to disable the daylight saving
time function.
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London
Casablanca
Back
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
5
Edit the date and time.
Select an item: Press K or J (changes between D, M, Y,
hour, minute, DMY (the order in which the day, month,
and year are displayed)).
Date
D
M
Y
01
01
2010
00
00
Edit
Day, month, and year can be displayed in DMY, YMD, or
MDY order.
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Finally, choose DMY (the order in which the
day, month, and year are displayed) and press
the k button or press K.
The clock starts. The lens extends and the screen used for
taking pictures is displayed.
First Steps
Edit the highlighted item: Rotate the rotary multi selector,
or press H or I.
Date
D
M
Y
15
11
2010
15
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Edit
C
Date Imprint and Changing the Date and Time
• To imprint the date on images while taking pictures, enable date imprint from the Date imprint
option (A 165) in the setup menu (A 157) after the date and time have been set.
• To change the camera’s internal time setting, select Date from the Date option (A 160) in the
setup menu (A 157) and follow the procedure described from step 5.
• To change the time zone and daylight saving time settings, select Time zone from the Date
option (A 160) in the setup menu.
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Inserting Memory Cards
First Steps
Image, sound, and movie files are saved in the camera’s internal memory
(approximately 102 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
(commercially available; A 184).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically saved on
the memory card and data saved to the memory card can be played back,
deleted, or transferred. Remove the memory card to save 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 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
Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on lamp
and the monitor have turned off before opening the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Press the card in (1) to partially eject the card, then
remove the card by hand while being careful not to remove
the card at an angle (2).
• The battery or memory card may be hot immediately after using the camera.
Observe caution when removing the battery or memory card.
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Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting Memory Cards
B
Note on the Write Protect Switch
When memory card 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 save or delete images, or to format the
memory card.
B
First Steps
If the message on the right is displayed when the camera is turned
on, the memory card must be formatted before use (A 172). Note
Card is not formatted.
that formatting permanently deletes all images and other data
Format card?
on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any images you
wish to keep before formatting the memory card.
Yes
When formatting the memory card, use the rotary multi selector to
No
choose 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 S8100 (A 172).
Write protect switch
Notes on 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:
- Remove 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.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Rotate the mode dial
to A.
Auto mode
3
Check the battery level indicator and the
number of exposures remaining.
Battery Level Indicator
Display
Description
(NO INDICATOR)
Battery fully charged.
B (glows)
Battery low. Prepare to charge or
replace the battery.
N
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures. Recharge or
replace with a fully charged
battery.
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be taken is displayed.
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Battery level indicator
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Number of exposures
remaining
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Vibration reduction icon
Vibration reduction can be
applied to reduce the effects
of camera shake.
Shooting mode
A displayed in A
(auto) mode.
Internal memory indicator
Indicates that images will be saved on the
camera’s internal memory (approximately
102 MB).
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C
does not appear and images will be saved on the
memory card.
Image mode
The combination of image
quality (compression) and image
size is displayed. The default
setting is L 4000 × 3000.
• The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn
off after a few seconds (A 163).
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power (the poweron lamp is blinking) (A 171), press the following buttons to turn it back on.
➝ Power switch or Shutter-release button
D
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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Movie options
A movie option is displayed
for movie recording (A 129,
134).
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• The flash mode (A 30) can be adjusted, the self-timer (A 33) and macro mode (A 36) can be
applied.
• Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the creative slider
(A 37).
• Press the d button to specify settings for all shooting menu items (A 43) 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
Vibration Reduction
• See Vibration reduction (A 166) in the setup menu (A 157) for more information.
• Set Vibration reduction to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
1
Ready the camera.
Flash
Hold the camera steadily in both hands. Do not hold the
flash down with your fingers or other objects.
Keep fingers, hair and other objects away from the lens,
flash, AF assist-illuminator and microphone.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
When taking pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation, turn
the camera so that the flash is above the lens.
2
Frame the picture.
When the camera detects a human face, that face is
framed by a yellow double border (focus area) (default
setting).
Up to 12 faces can be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the face closest to the
camera is framed by a double border and the others by
single borders.
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When shooting non-human subjects or when no faces are detected, the focus area is
not displayed. Position the main subject near the center of the frame.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Zoom out Zoom in
Optical
zoom
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.
Digital zoom can magnify the subject up to about 4× beyond the maximum
magnification of the optical zoom.
Maximum optical zoom
Digital zoom enabled
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not
displayed when digital zoom is in effect.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate
the zoom control toward g to zoom in, increasing the
size of the subject. Rotate the zoom control toward f
to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the frame.
• When the camera is turned on, the zoom is at the
widest position.
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the
monitor when the zoom control is rotated.
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 44) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still images.
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 169) in the setup menu
(A 157).
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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:
• The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. When the subject is in focus, the double border
glows green.
1/250
F 3.5
Shutter speed Aperture
When a face is not detected:
• The camera has nine focus areas, and automatically
selects the focus areas containing the subject closest
to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus
areas that are in focus (up to nine areas) glow green.
1/250
F 3.5
Shutter speed Aperture
The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not displayed when
digital zoom is in effect. Once focus has been acquired, the focus indicator (A 6) glows
green.
While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
may blink red. This indicates that the camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition
and press the shutter-release button halfway again.
If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway when the subject is dimly lit, the AFassist illuminator (A 169) may light or the flash (A 4, 30) may pop up.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down.
The shutter is released and the image will be saved to the
memory card or internal memory.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
Note on Saving Images
While images are being saved, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while images are being saved. 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
Note on Face Detection
See “AF Area Mode” (A 50) or “Face Detection” (A 52) for more information.
B
When the Subject Is Close to the Camera
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 is behind the subject
and the subject is in deep shadow)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. when the subject is wearing a white shirt
and is standing in front of a white wall)
• Subject contains objects of varying distances from the camera (such as a cage with an animal inside)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly shaped
windows, etc.)
• 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 positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual
desired subject, and use focus lock (A 51).
If the camera cannot focus, try shooting with macro mode (A 36) or the Close-up scene mode
(A 64).
C
Flash
• When the flash mode (A 30) is set to U (auto) (default
setting) and the subject is dimly lit, the flash pops up
automatically when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, and the flash fires when the shutter-release button is
pressed the rest of the way.
• If the flash mode is set to W (off) (A 30), the camera can shoot
pictures with the flash lowered.
• Lower the flash by gently pushing it down. When not taking
pictures, lower the flash.
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Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)
Press the c (playback) button.
b (movie-record) button
The last image captured will be displayed in
full-frame playback mode.
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I, J,
or K to view previous or next images (A 9).
c (playback)
button
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
To return to shooting mode, press the c button,
shutter-release button, or b (movie-record) button.
When playing back images saved in the camera’s
internal memory, C is displayed. When a
memory card is inserted in the camera, C is not
displayed and images saved on the memory card
are played back.
C
Rotary multi selector
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Internal
memory
indicator
4/
4
When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
When the power-on lamp is blinking, press the power switch, shutter-release button, or c button
to turn the monitor back on (A 171).
C
Operations Available in Playback Mode
See “More on Playback” (A 80) or “Editing Images” (A 122) for more information.
C
Displaying Shooting Information
Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the
highlight, histogram, and shooting information (A 82). Press the
k button again to return to full-frame playback mode.
1 0 0 N I KO N
0004.JPG
1/250
F 3.5
ISO
+1.0
100
4
4/
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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.
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Viewing Images
• When images in which a face was detected during shooting (A 52) are displayed in full-frame playback
mode, depending upon the orientation of the detected face, the images may be automatically rotated
for playback display except images captured with continuous shooting mode (A 73).
• When images captured with the continuous shooting feature are displayed, each series of images
is treated as a group, and only the group’s “key picture” is displayed (sequence display ➝ A 83).
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images
Deleting Unwanted Images
1
Press the l button to delete the image
currently displayed in the monitor.
To exit without deleting, press the rotary multi selector J.
2
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the desired deletion method and press
the k button.
3
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
Erase 1 image?
Deleted images cannot be recovered.
To cancel, press H or I to select No and press the k
button.
Yes
No
Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose an image to be deleted and press H to
add y to the image and mark it for deletion.
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.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Current image: Only the current image or voice memo
(A 118) is deleted.
Erase selected images: Multiple images can be selected
and deleted.
➝ “Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen”
All images: All images are deleted.
Delete
Erase selected images
Back
ON/OFF
Add y to all desired images and then press the k button to confirm
the selection.
A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the instructions displayed in the monitor.
B
Notes on Deletion
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Transfer important images to a computer before deleting them.
• Protected images cannot be deleted (A 114).
• Deleting images captured with the continuous shooting feature ➝ “Deleting Images in a Sequence” (A 84)
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Deleting the Last Image Captured While in Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last image captured.
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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 0.5-4.0 m (1 ft.
8 in.-13 ft.) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of 0.5-2.5 m
(1 ft. 8 in.-8 ft. 2 in.) at the maximum telephoto zoom position.
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduce “red-eye” in portraits (A 32).
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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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
Auto flash mode 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.
Raising and Lowering the Flash
• Auto flash (U auto, V auto with redeye reduction, or Y slow sync): if the
subject is dimly lit, the flash automatically
pops up when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. The camera determines
whether or not the flash pops up based on
the brightness of the subject and the
settings used during shooting.
• W off: The flash does not pop up, even when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. The camera can shoot pictures with the flash lowered.
• X fill flash: The flash pops up when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway during shooting.
When not taking pictures, lower the flash.
Lower the flash by gently pushing it down, being careful
not to pinch fingers or other objects.
Using the Flash
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Press the rotary multi selector m (flash mode).
The flash mode menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
desired mode and press the k button.
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed.
When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds, regardless of Photo info settings (A 164).
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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B
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Notes on Shooting When the Flash Is Disabled (W) or Lighting Is Dim
• Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting. Set Vibration
reduction (A 166) to Off in setup menu (A 157) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
• 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 save images to which noise reduction is applied.
B
Note on the Flash
When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in images.
To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (off).
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Using the Flash
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The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutterrelease 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.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode (A 42).
• A (auto): U (auto)
• x (scene auto selector): U (auto). The camera selects the optimum flash mode setting for the
scene mode it has selected.
• y: varies with the selected scene mode (A 61–67)
• j (night landscape): fixed at W (off)
• e (night portrait): fixed at V (auto with red-eye reduction)
• R (backlighting): fixed at X (fill flash) (when HDR is Off), fixed at W (off) (when HDR is On) (A 60)
• s (subject tracking): U (auto)
• C (continuous): fixed at W (off)
The flash cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
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Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix). Pre-flashes are fired
repeatedly at low intensity before the main flash, reducing the red-eye effect. Additionally, if the
camera detects red eye while saving an image, the affected area will be processed to reduce red-eye
before the image is saved.
Note the followings when shooting.
• Because pre-flashes are fired, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is
pressed and when the shutter is released.
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• 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 self-timer is useful for self-portraits or reducing the effects of camera shake
that occur when the shutter-release button is pressed. When using the self-timer,
use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 166) to Off in the
setup menu (A 157) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
1
Press the rotary multi selector n (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector 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.
When a is selected, the camera uses face detection to
Self-timer
detect a human face, and then automatically releases the
shutter when a smile is detected (A 34).
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
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Focus and exposure will be set.
1/250
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
F 3.5
9
The self-timer starts, and the number of seconds
remaining before the shutter is released is
displayed in the monitor. The self-timer lamp
blinks while the timer is counting down. About
one second before the shutter is released, the
lamp stops blinking and glows steadily.
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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Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer
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 smooth skin tones of human faces.
This feature can be used when shooting mode (A 42) is set to A (auto) mode or
the e (night portrait) or Portrait scene mode (A 55).
1
Press the rotary multi selector n (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
To adjust settings for flash mode, creative slider, exposure
compensation, or items in the shooting menu, adjust the
settings before pressing n.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
(smile timer) and press the k button.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
Smile timer
3
Frame a picture.
Point the camera at the subject.
When the camera detects a human face, that face is
framed by a double border (focus area).
Up to three faces can be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the double border (focus
area) is displayed around the face closest to the center of
the frame, and single borders around the others.
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When more than one face is detected, press the k button and select the face to be
focused on. Press the rotary multi selector J or K to choose the face to be focused on,
and press the k button.
4
Press the shutter-release button all the way.
Smile detection begins, and if the camera detects that the face framed by the double
border is smiling, the double border turns green and the shutter is automatically
released.
Each time the shutter is released, the camera repeats automatic shooting by face
detection and smile detection.
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Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer
5
Press the shutter-release button all the way when shooting is
complete.
Automatic shooting ends.
Shooting also ends in the following situations.
• When 12 pictures have been taken
• If five minutes pass after pressing the shutter-release button in step 4 without a smile
being detected
•
•
•
•
Notes on the Smile Timer
Digital zoom is not available.
Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles.
See “Notes on Face Detection” (A 53) for more information.
This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
C
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
C
Notes on Skin Softening
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening function before
saving images. Therefore, more time than usual is required to save images.
• 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.
• The skin softening level cannot be adjusted.
• Skin softening can also be applied on saved images (A 126).
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How the Self-timer Lamp Functions When Using Smile Timer
If the camera detects a face after pressing the shutter-release button in step 4, the self-timer lamp
blinks, and turns off just before the shutter is released.
D
More Information
See “Autofocus” (A 27) for more information.
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Macro Mode
Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 1 cm (0.4 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 rotary multi selector p (macro
mode).
The macro mode menu is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose ON
and press the k button.
The macro mode icon (F) is displayed.
If a 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.
When the zoom is at a position where F and the zoom
indicator glow green (to the left of G), the camera can
focus on subjects as close as 2 cm (0.8 in.) from the lens. At the maximum wide-angle
position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
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Autofocus
When using A (auto) mode, if Autofocus mode (A 54) is set to Full-time AF, the camera focuses
continuously 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.
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The Macro Mode Setting
A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same macro mode setting. When using
A (auto) mode or continuous shooting mode, the macro mode setting is saved in the camera’s
memory even if the camera is turned off.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted for
taking pictures by pressing the rotary multi selector K (o). Items that can be set
vary by the shooting mode.
When Using A (Auto) Mode (A 22) and Continuous Shooting Mode
(A 73)
Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the
creative slider.
Use to brighten or darken the overall image.
G Vividness
Vividness adjustment is used to adjust the vividness of the entire image.
F Hue
Hue adjustment is used to adjust the hue of the entire image.
See “Operating the Creative Slider” (A 38) for more information.
When Using Scene Mode (A 55) and Subject Tracking Mode (A 70)
Brightness (exposure compensation) can be adjusted.
o Exposure compensation
Use to brighten or darken the overall image.
See “Adjusting Exposure Compensation” (A 41) for more information.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
o Brightness (Exp. +/–)
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Operating the Creative Slider
When using A (auto) mode and C (continuous) mode, use the creative slider to
adjust brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue for taking pictures.
1
Press the rotary multi selector K (o).
The creative slider screen is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose o, G, or F.
Brightness (Exp. +/-)
The screen for adjusting o brightness (exposure
compensation), G vividness, and F hue is displayed.
0.0
3
Adjust the brightness, vividness, or hue.
The rotary multi selector is used as follows.
• HI: The slider moves. The effect can be adjusted
while confirming the results in the monitor. The effect
can also be adjusted by rotating the rotary multi
selector.
• J K: Switches between brightness (exposure
compensation), vividness, and hue.
Slider
Brightness (Exp. +/-)
+1.0
For more information on each item, see the following.
• “Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)” (A 40)
• “Adjusting Vividness (Saturation Adjustment)” (A 40)
• “Adjusting Hue (White Balance Adjustment)” (A 40)
To turn off the effects of the creative slider, press J or K to choose P, and press the k
button.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
4
When adjustment is complete, press J or K
to choose y and press the k button.
Exit
If the k button (except when P is selected) or the
shutter-release button is pressed in step 3, the selected
amount of effect is applied. When the effect is applied,
the camera returns to the shooting screen.
If brightness is adjusted, H and the compensation value
are displayed.
If hue is adjusted, b is displayed.
+0.3
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5
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
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Creative Slider Settings
A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same settings for brightness (exposure
compensation), vividness, and hue; these settings are saved in the camera's memory even when the
camera is turned off.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
If vividness is adjusted, a is displayed.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
Adjust the overall brightness of the image.
• To make the subject brighter, move the slider
toward “+”.
• To make the subject darker, move the slider toward
“–”.
Slider
Brightness (Exp. +/-)
+1.0
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
D
Using the Histogram
Histogram
Exposure
compensation
value
A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image. Use as a guide when using
exposure compensation and shooting without the flash.
• The horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to
the right. The vertical axis shows the number of pixels.
• Increasing exposure compensation shifts tone distribution to the right, and decreasing it shifts
tone distribution to the left.
Adjusting Vividness (Saturation Adjustment)
Adjust the overall vividness of the image.
• Vividness increases as the slider is moved up.
Vividness decreases as the slider is moved down.
Slider
Vividness
Adjusting Hue (White Balance Adjustment)
Adjust the overall hue of the image.
• The overall image becomes more reddish as the
slider is moved up. The overall image becomes more
bluish as the slider is moved down.
B
40
Slider
Hue
Note on White Balance Adjustment
When hue is adjusted using the creative slider, White balance in the shooting menu (A 46)
cannot be set.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Adjusting Exposure Compensation
When using scene mode and subject tracking mode, brightness (exposure
compensation) can be adjusted for taking pictures.
1
Press the rotary multi selector o (exposure
compensation).
The exposure compensation guide and histogram are
displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to select a
compensation value.
Exposure compensation
guide
To make the subject brighter, apply positive (+) exposure
compensation.
To make the subject darker, apply negative (–) exposure
compensation.
+0.3
0.0
Exposure compensation
Histogram
Exposure compensation
value
3
Press the k button to set the compensation value.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is applied, the value is displayed
with the H indicator in the monitor.
4
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
+0.3
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C
Histogram
See “Using the Histogram” (A 40) for more information.
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More on Shooting
Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)
Rotate the mode dial and align an icon to the mark to select one of the following
shooting modes.
Auto mode
A (Auto) mode (A 22)
More on Shooting
Pictures can be taken
with an automatic, pointand-shoot mode
recommended for firsttime users of digital
cameras. Brightness,
vividness, and hue can be
adjusted using the
creative slider. Various
settings are available in
the shooting menu
(A 43).
C Continuous shooting
mode (A 73)
s Subject tracking
mode (A 70)
Change settings to
Continuous or BSS (best
shot selector).
Choose this mode to
shoot moving subjects.
By registering a subject,
the focus area will
automatically move to
track and focus on the
subject.
Scene mode (A 55)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene.
x (Scene auto selector) : By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically
selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting.
y
: Choose the desired scene from 13 different scene types,
and the camera’s settings are automatically optimized for
the selected scene.
j (Night landscape)
: Produces night landscape shots with reduced blurring
and noise.
e (Night portrait)
: The flash fires to light the portrait subject while preserving
the atmosphere of the evening or night view.
R (Backlighting)
: The flash fires when there is backlight to prevent the
subject from being hidden in shadow, or use the HDR
function to shoot when there are very bright areas and
very dark areas in the same frame.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
The following options can be set when shooting in A (auto) mode (A 22).
A 44
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved. This setting can be changed when using any shooting
mode.
A 46
White balance
In order to make the colors in images appear as they do to the eye, set white
balance to suit the light source.
A 48
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Set the ISO sensitivity to suit the brightness of the subject.
A 50
AF area mode
Choose how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
A 54
Autofocus mode
More on Shooting
A 49
ISO sensitivity
Choose how the camera focuses.
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Rotate the mode dial to A (auto) mode (A 42).
Press the d button to display the shooting menu.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
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Exit
• Use the rotary 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 78).
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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 images are saved. Choose the image mode best suited to
the manner in which images 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 images that can be saved.
Image mode
Size (pixels)
Description
More on Shooting
Images will be higher quality than I. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:4.
H 4000 × 3000P
4000 × 3000
I 4000 × 3000
(default setting)
4000 × 3000
R 3264 × 2448
3264 × 2448
L 2592 × 1944
2592 × 1944
M 2048 × 1536
2048 × 1536
Smaller size than I, R, or L allows more
images to be saved. 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.
3968 × 2232
Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are saved. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
p 3968 × 2232
Best choice in most situations. 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).
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Image Mode
• When using shooting modes other than A (auto) mode, this setting can be changed by pressing
the d button.
• The setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
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Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved in the internal
memory and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that due to JPEG compression, the number of images
that can be saved differs depending on the composition of the image. In addition, this number may
vary depending on the make of memory card, even when the memory cards have the same
specified capacity.
Image mode
Print size2 (cm/in.)
17
650
34 × 25/13 × 10
I 4000 × 3000
35
1280
34 × 25/13 × 10
R 3264 × 2448
52
1910
28 × 21/11 × 8
L 2592 × 1944
81
2940
22 × 16/8.5 × 6.5
M 2048 × 1536
126
4640
17 × 13/7 × 5
N 1024 × 768
411
15000
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.5
O 640 × 480
731
24100
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
47
1720
34 × 19/13 × 7.5
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2
Memory card1
(4 GB)
H 4000 × 3000P
p 3968 × 2232
1
Internal memory
(approx. 102 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, images 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
More on Shooting
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 is automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
Preset manual
b
Useful when shooting under unusual lighting. See “Preset Manual” for more
information (A 47).
Daylight
c
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
d
Use under incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
e
Use under fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy
f
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
Flash
g
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
Notes on White Balance
• When hue is adjusted using the creative slider (A 38), this feature cannot be set.
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
• At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 30).
C
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White Balance Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 73). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same White balance setting.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Preset Manual
Preset manual is used 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 images shot under a
lamp with a red shade look as though they had been shot under white light).
Use the procedure below to measure the white balance value under the lighting
used during shooting.
1
Display the shooting menu (A 43), use the
rotary 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.
To apply the most recently measured white balance
value, choose Cancel and press the k button. The white
balance setting will not be measured again and the most
recently measured value will be set.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Exit
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2
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Exit
4
Frame the reference object in the measuring
window.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Exit
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 image is saved.
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)
Metering
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Metering
The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine exposure is
known as metering.
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
G
Matrix (default setting)
Uses a wide area of the screen for metering. This metering mode provides the
appropriate exposure for a variety of shooting conditions. Recommended for typical
shooting.
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Center-weighted
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to the subject in
the center of the frame. Classic meter for portraits; preserves background details
while letting lighting conditions at the center of the frame determine exposure. Can
be used with focus lock (A 51) to meter off-center subjects.
B
Note on Metering
While digital zoom is in effect, metering is set to center-weighted or spot metering. However, the
active metering area is not displayed.
C
Metering Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 73). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same Metering setting.
D
Metering Area
The active metering area is displayed in the monitor when Center-weighted is selected for
Metering.
Active metering area
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ISO Sensitivity
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M ISO sensitivity
When ISO sensitivity is increased, less light is needed when taking pictures.
Higher ISO sensitivity allows darker subjects to be captured. Additionally, even
with subjects of similar brightness, pictures can be taken at faster shutter speeds,
and blurring caused by camera shake and subject movement can be reduced.
• Although higher ISO sensitivity is effective when shooting darker subjects,
shooting without the flash, shooting with the camera zoomed in, etc., images
may contain noise.
Sensitivity is ISO 160 when there is sufficient lighting; the camera compensates by
raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800 when lighting is dim.
Fixed range auto
Limits the ISO sensitivity to ISO 160-400 when the camera automatically adjusts ISO
sensitivity. Set the maximum value for ISO sensitivity to 400 for effective control over
the amount of “grain” that appears in images.
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Auto (default setting)
160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Sensitivity is locked at the specified value.
The icon for the ISO sensitivity setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6).
• When Auto is selected, the E icon is not displayed at ISO 160, but is displayed
if the ISO sensitivity automatically increases to more than 160 (A 31).
• When Fixed range auto is selected, U 400 is displayed.
B
Notes on ISO Sensitivity
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
• Motion detection (A 168) does not function when the ISO sensitivity is set to any setting other
than Auto.
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ISO Sensitivity Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 73). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same ISO sensitivity setting.
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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 52) 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 (up to
nine areas) containing the subject closest to the
camera.
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Focus area
Auto
The camera has nine focus areas, and automatically
selects the focus areas containing the subject closest
to the camera. Press the shutter-release button
halfway to activate the focus area. When the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway, the focus areas
that are in focus (up to nine areas) selected by the
camera will be displayed in the monitor.
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Focus areas
x
Manual
Select one of 99 focus areas 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.
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press H, I, J, or
K to move the focus area to where the subject is,
and take a picture.
To cancel focus area selection and change flash,
macro mode, or self-timer settings, or adjust
brightness, vividness, or hue, first press the k
button. To return to the focus area selection screen,
press the k button again.
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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 focus area is always displayed at the center of
the screen.
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Focus area
B
Notes on AF Area Mode
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AF Area Mode Settings
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• When digital zoom is in effect, focus will be on the center of the screen regardless of the AF area
mode setting.
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 27).
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 73). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same AF area mode setting.
D
Focus Lock
Use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when center is selected for AF area mode.
The following steps explain the usage of focus lock when Center is selected for AF area mode.
1 Position the subject in the center of the frame.
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2 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• Confirm that the focus area glows green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
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F 3.5
1/250
F 3.5
3 Continue holding down the shutter-release button halfway
and recompose the picture.
• Be sure to maintain the same distance between the
camera and the subject while the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway.
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, which the camera
automatically detects that face and focus on it, starts. The face detection function
is activated in the following situations.
• When AF area mode is set to Face priority in A (auto) mode or continuous
shooting mode (A 50)
• When the following scene modes are selected:
- Scene auto selector (A 56)
- e (night portrait) (A 59)
- Portrait (A 61)
• When smile timer is selected (A 34)
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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.
Shooting mode
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Face framed by double border
Number of faces
that can be detected
A (auto) mode or
continuous shooting
mode (Face priority)
Scene auto selector,
e (night portrait),
and Portrait scene
modes
The face closest to the camera
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 12
Smile timer
The face closest to the center of the
frame
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 3
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
to focus.
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F 3.5
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take a picture.
When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way when using smile timer, smile
detection begins, and the camera releases the shutter automatically when it detects a
smiling face (A 34).
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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 the Portrait and e
(night portrait) scene modes, the camera will focus on the subject at the center of the frame.
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not the
subject is facing the camera. The camera 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.
• When using autofocus and shooting subjects that are difficult to focus on (A 27), the subject
may not be in focus even though the double border is green. If the subject is not in focus, change
AF area mode to Manual or Center in A (auto) mode, and try focus lock shooting (A 51) by
focusing on another subject that is the same distance from the camera.
• Images captured using face detection will be rotated and displayed automatically according to
the orientation of the faces detected, in full-frame and thumbnail playback modes (excluding
images captured using continuous shooting mode (A 73)).
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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 may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 78) for more information.
B
The Autofocus Mode Setting for Subject Tracking Mode and Continuous
Shooting Mode
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using subject tracking mode (A 70)
or continuous shooting mode (A 73). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the
same setting, and the default setting is Single AF. The default setting for subject tracking mode is
Full-time AF.
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Autofocus Mode for Movie Recording
Autofocus mode for movie recording can be set with Autofocus mode (A 135) in the movie
menu (A 132).
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
When one of the following scenes is selected using the mode dial or the scene
menu, images are captured using settings that are optimized for the selected
scene.
x (Scene auto selector)
(A 56)
By simply framing a picture,
the camera automatically
selects the optimum scene
mode for simpler shooting.
j Night Landscape
(A 58)
e Night Portrait (A 59)
R Backlighting (A 60)
Rotate the mode dial to j,
e, or R and take pictures.
Press the d button to display the scene menu and choose one of the following
shooting scenes.
b Portrait (default setting) (A 61)
c Landscape (A 61)
f Party/indoor (A 62)
Z Beach (A 62)
z Snow (A 62)
h Sunset (A 63)
i Dusk/dawn (A 63)
k Close-up (A 64)
u Food (A 65)
l Museum (A 66)
m Fireworks show (A 66)
n Copy (A 67)
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p Panorama assist (A 67)
Scene menu
Portrait
Landscape
Party/indoor
Beach
Snow
Sunset
Exit
• Choose a scene type from the scene menu and rotate the zoom control (A 4) to
g (j) to view a description (help) of that scene. To return to the original screen,
rotate the zoom control to g (j) again.
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Image Mode
The Image mode setting (A 44) can be changed by pressing the d button in scene mode.
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera
(Scene Auto Selector)
By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene
mode for simpler shooting.
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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
Rotate the mode dial to
x.
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The camera enters scene auto
selector.
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2
Frame the subject and take a picture.
The shooting mode icon changes.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and
exposure. When the subject is in focus, the active focus
area glows green.
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to take the picture.
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B
Notes on Scene Auto Selector
• 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 manually (A 58).
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Focusing Using Scene Auto Selector
• When the camera detects a human face in scene auto selector, it focuses on that face. See “Face
Detection” (A 52) for more information.
• When the shooting mode indicator d or i (close-up) is displayed, the camera automatically
selects the focus area (up to nine areas) containing the subject closest to the camera as same as
when Auto is selected for AF area mode (A 50).
C
• If the camera switches to g (night landscape) when using scene auto selector, slow shutter
speeds are used to capture the ambience of night landscapes (the camera does not shoot
continuously).
• If the camera switches to h (night portrait) when using scene auto selector, flash mode is fixed
at slow sync with red-eye reduction for shooting human subjects (the camera does not shoot
continuously).
• In dark surroundings, the use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 166) to
Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
C
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Shooting with Night Landscape and Night Portrait When Using Scene Auto
Selector
Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector
• U (auto; default setting) and W (off) flash mode settings can be applied (A 30). 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.
• The self-timer (A 33) and exposure compensation (A 37) settings can be adjusted.
• Smile timer (A 34) cannot be used.
• The macro mode button on the rotary multi selector (A 9, 36) is disabled.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and
Characteristics)
The mode dial can be used to select scenes when shooting (A 55).
See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)”
(A 56) for more information on scene auto selector.
The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: m, flash mode
(A 30); n, self-timer (A 33); p, macro mode (A 36); o, exposure
compensation (A 37).
j Night landscape
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Produces night landscape shots with reduced blurring and
noise. When the j icon at the top left of the monitor lights in
green, press the shutter-release button all the way to capture
a series of images at high speed which will be combined into
a single image and saved.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (A 6) always lights green. However,
because the camera focuses at infinity, it may not be able to focus on nearby objects.
• Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steady without
moving it until a still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off
before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be
narrower than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 169) does not light.
m
W
n
* Default setting can be modified.
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Off*
p
Off
o
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e Night portrait
m
V
n
Off*
p
Off
o
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Use this mode for portraits of a human subject shot in front of
background lighting at night. Flash is used to illuminate the
subject while maintaining the mood of the background.
When the e icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green,
press the shutter-release button all the way to capture a series
of images at high speed which will be combined into a single
image and saved.
• When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face (see “Face Detection”
(A 52) for more information).
• If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on the face closest to the
camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening
function before saving images (A 35).
• If no face is detected, the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steady without
moving it until a still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off
before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be
narrower than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• If the subject moves while the camera is shooting continuously, the image may be
distorted, overlapped, or blurred.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Set Vibration reduction (A 166) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
R Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing features or details into
shadow.
Set HDR to On or Off in the o (backlighting) menu according to the shooting conditions
and subject.
Press the d button to display the o (backlighting) menu.
• Off (default setting): The flash fires to prevent the subject from being hidden in shadow.
The o icon is displayed at the top left of the monitor.
• On: Use when taking pictures with very bright and dark areas in the same frame. The D
icon and the P icon are displayed at the top left of the monitor.
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When HDR is set to Off:
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
• The flash fires regardless of the brightness of the subject
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
When HDR is set to On:
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way,
the camera shoots images continuously at high speed,
and saves the following two images.
- An image processed by D-Lighting (A 125) at the time
of shooting
- HDR (high dynamic range) composite image (the effects
of over-exposure and under-exposure are reduced)
• The second image saved is an HDR composite image. If only one image can be saved, an
image processed by D-Lighting is the only image saved.
• If there are very bright areas and very dark areas in the frame, the D icon lights in green.
• Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steady without
moving it until a still image is displayed.
• After taking a picture, it takes some time to save the image. Do not turn the camera off
before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be
narrower than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• Digital zoom is not available.
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1
2
60
m1
n
Off2
p
When HDR is set to On, the flash mode is fixed at W (off).
Default setting can be modified.
Off
o
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y M b Portrait
Use this mode for portraits.
• The camera detects and focuses on a human face. See “Face
Detection” (A 52) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, focus will be on the face
closest to the camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by
applying the skin softening function before saving images (A 35).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
m
V*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
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* Default setting can be modified.
y M 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 169) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
y M f Party/indoor
Suitable for taking pictures in parties. Captures the effects of
candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily. In dark surroundings, the use of a tripod is
recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 166) to Off
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
m
1
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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.
y M Z Beach
Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit
expanses of water.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
Off
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
y M z Snow
Captures the brightness of sunlit snow.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
m
U*
n
* Default setting can be modified.
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Off*
p
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O
y M h Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
O
y M i Dusk/dawn
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
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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 169) does not light.
* Default setting can be modified.
O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A 166) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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y M k Close-up
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Photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at close
range.
• Macro mode (A 36) 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. When the zoom is at a position where F and the
zoom indicator glow green (to the left of G), the camera can focus on subjects as close
as 2 cm (0.8 in.) from the lens.
At the maximum wide-angle position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 1 cm
(0.4 in.) from the lens.
• AF area mode is set to Manual and the focus area in which the camera focuses can be
selected (A 50). Press the k button and then move the focus area by rotating the
rotary multi selector or by pressing H, I, J, or K. Press the k button again to lock the
selected focus area. Flash mode and exposure compensation settings can be adjusted
and the self-timer can be enabled while the focus area is locked.
• The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to
lock the focus.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 166) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
On
o
0.0*
* 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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y M u Food
X
W
n
Off*
p
On
o
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Use this mode when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 36) 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. When the zoom is at a
position where F and the zoom indicator glow green (to the left of G), the camera can
focus on subjects as close as 2 cm (0.8 in.) from the lens.
At the maximum wide-angle position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 1 cm
(0.4 in.) from the lens.
• Hue can be adjusted in the range of the slider displayed on
the left in the monitor. Press the rotary multi selector H to
make the image more reddish, or I to make it more
bluish. The hue setting is saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
• AF area mode is set to Manual and the focus area in
which the camera focuses can be selected (A 50). Press
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the k button and then move the focus area by rotating
the rotary multi selector or by pressing H, I, J, or K.
Press the k button again to lock the selected focus area. Hue and exposure
compensation settings can be adjusted and the self-timer can be enabled while the focus
area is locked.
• The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to
lock the focus.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 166) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
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* Default setting can be modified.
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y M 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 the subject at the center of the frame.
• BSS (best shot selector) can be enabled (A 75).
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that
Vibration reduction (A 166) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 169) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
o
0.0
* Default setting can be modified.
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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 169) does not light.
• Only the four optical zoom positions shown on the right
can be applied. When the zoom control is rotated, zoom
will not stop at any position other than the four indicated
(digital zoom is available).
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O
y M m Fireworks show
W
n
Off
p
Off
O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A 166) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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y M n Copy
Provides clear images of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Use macro mode (A 36) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
y M p Panorama assist
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off*
o
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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 68) for more
information.
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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. Set Vibration reduction (A 166) to Off in setup menu (A 157)
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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Rotate the mode dial to
y, press the d
button and choose p
Panorama assist (A 55).
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Panorama direction icons are
displayed to show the direction
in which images will be joined.
2
Scene menu
Panorama assist
Image mode
Exit
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
direction and press the k button.
Select the direction in which images 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 the
k button is pressed. The icon changes to the white fixed direction I icon.
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If necessary, apply flash mode (A 30), self-timer (A 33), macro mode (A 36), and
exposure compensation (A 37) 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 image will be displayed as
translucent.
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4
F 3.5
Take the next picture.
Frame the next image so that one third of the
frame overlaps the first image, and press the
shutter-release button.
Repeat this process until the necessary
number of images has been taken to
complete the scene.
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End
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
5
Press the k button when shooting is
complete.
The camera returns to step 2.
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Notes on Panorama Assist
• Set flash mode, self-timer, macro mode and exposure compensation before taking the first
picture.They cannot be changed after the first picture is taken. Images cannot be deleted, nor can
zoom or Image mode setting (A 44) be adjusted after the first picture is taken.
• Shooting for the panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (A 171) initiates standby
mode during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
D
R Indicator
In panorama assist mode, exposure, white balance, and focus for all
images in a panorama are fixed at the values for the first image in
each series.
When the first picture is taken, R is displayed to indicate
that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
End
D
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Panorama Maker 5
Install Panorama Maker 5 from the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
Transfer images to a computer (A 145) and use Panorama Maker 5 (A 149) to join them in a
single panorama.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
Use this mode to take pictures of moving subjects. By registering a subject, the
camera can move the focus area automatically to track the subject.
1
Rotate the mode dial to s (subject tracking).
The camera enters subject tracking mode and a white
border is displayed at the center of the frame.
2
Register a subject.
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Align the subject with the border at the center of the
frame and press the k button.
• The subject is registered.
• When the camera is unable to focus on the subject, the
border will glow red. Change the composition and try
registering the subject again.
Start
When the subject is registered, a yellow double border
(focus area) is displayed around that subject.
To change the subject, press the k button to deregister
the current subject.
If the camera cannot track the registered subject
anymore, the focus area will disappear and the
registration will be canceled. Register the subject again.
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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F 3.5
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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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
B
Notes on Subject Tracking Mode
C
Functions Available in Subject Tracking Mode
• Flash mode (A 30) and exposure compensation (A 37) settings can be adjusted.
• Self-timer (A 33) and macro mode (A 36) cannot be used.
• Press the d button to display the s (subject tracking) menu and adjust Image mode or
Autofocus mode (A 72).
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• Digital zoom is not available.
• Adjust zoom position, flash mode, exposure compensation, and menu settings prior to registering
the subject. If any camera setting is changed 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.
• When using autofocus and shooting subjects that are difficult to focus on (A 27), the subject
may not be in focus even though the focus area glows green. If the subject is not in focus, change
AF area mode (A 50) to Manual or Center in A (auto) mode, and try focus lock shooting
(A 51) by focusing on another subject that is the same distance from the camera.
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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
Changing Subject Tracking Mode Settings
While using s (subject tracking) mode (A 70), press the d button (A 8) and
then set the following options in the subject tracking menu.
• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9, 10).
• 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 44).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
Autofocus mode
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Set Autofocus mode (A 54) 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 lens drive
movement can be heard.
Changes made to the autofocus mode setting in this mode will not be applied to
the autofocus mode setting in A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode. The
autofocus mode setting applied in subject tracking mode is saved in the camera’s
memory even after the camera is turned off.
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)
Use this mode to capture the details of a moving subject by shooting a continuous
series of images.
• The focus, exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the
first picture in each series.
1
Rotate the mode dial to
C (continuous).
The camera enters continuous
shooting mode.
35
Press the d button and confirm or change
the settings in the continuous menu.
See “Continuous Menu” (A 75) for more information.
Press the d button after changing the settings and
return to the shooting screen.
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Continuous
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
3
Frame the subject and shoot.
If the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face.
See “Face Detection” (A 52) for more information.
If the camera does not detect any faces, the camera selects
the focus areas (up to nine areas) containing the subject
closest to the camera.
35
Press the shutter-release button halfway to lock focus and exposure.
When Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache, or BSS is selected in the
continuous menu, images are captured while the shutter-release button is held all the
way down.
When Sport continuous or Multi-shot 16 is selected in the continuous menu, the
number of images determined by the setting are captured when the shutter-release
button is pressed all the way. There is no need to hold the shutter-release button down.
After taking a picture, the camera returns to the shooting screen. If O is displayed, do not
turn the camera off.
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Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)
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Notes on Continuous Shooting Mode
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• It may take some time to save the images after shooting. The amount of time it takes to finish
saving the captured images depends on the number of images, image mode, the write speed of
the memory card, etc.
• When ISO sensitivity increases, noise may appear in captured images.
• The speed of continuous shooting may decrease depending on the image mode, type of memory
card used, and shooting conditions.
• When Continuous is set to Pre-shooting cache, Sport continuous, or Multi-shot 16, banding
or variance in brightness or hue may occur in images that were captured under lighting that
flickers at high speeds, such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor lighting.
• When Continuous is set to Pre-shooting cache or Sport continuous, accurate exposure may
not be achieved (images may be over-exposed) in images captured on bright sunny days.
• Note that shooting stops when the flash is lowered while shooting with the continuous shooting
feature.
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Functions Available in Continuous Shooting Mode
• Flash and self-timer cannot be used.
• Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the creative slider
(A 37).
• Press the d button to display the C (continuous) menu and change continuous shooting
mode settings (A 75).
C
Images Captured in Continuous Shooting Mode
Each time images are captured using Continuous H, Continuous L, Sport continuous, or Preshooting cache, the captured images are saved as a “sequence” (A 83).
D
More Information
• See “Autofocus” (A 27) for more information.
• See “Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence)” (A 83) for more
information.
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Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)
Changing Continuous Shooting Mode Settings
After displaying the V (continuous) mode shooting screen (A 73), press the
d button (A 8) to set the following options in the continuous menu.
• Items other than Continuous share the same settings with A (auto) mode,
and the settings are saved in the camera’s memory even if the camera is turned
off.
• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9, 10).
• To exit the shooting menu, press the d button.
• Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A 78).
A 44
Image mode
A 46
White balance
In order to make the colors in images appear as they do to the eye, set white
balance to suit the light source.
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Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved (except for Sport continuous and Multi-shot 16).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
A 48
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Continuous
Choose the desired continuous shooting option.
Continuous settings can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A 6).
Option
Description
k Continuous H
(default setting)
While the shutter-release button is held all the way
down, images are captured continuously at a rate of
about ten fps. Shooting ends when the shutter-release
button is released, or five pictures have been taken.
m Continuous L
While the shutter-release button is held all the way
down, up to 26 images are captured continuously at a
rate of up to about 1.8 fps. Shooting ends when the
shutter-release button is released.
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Option
Description
q Pre-shooting cache
Pre-shooting cache makes it easy to capture perfect
moments, by saving images from before the shutterrelease button was pressed all the way. Pre-shooting
cache shooting begins when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway, and continues when the shutterrelease button is pressed all the way (A 77).
• Frame rate: up to 5 fps
• Number of frames:
Up to five frames (including up to two frames
captured in the pre-shooting cache)
Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is
released or when the maximum number of frames has
been shot.
n Sport continuous
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way, 54 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/120 s
or faster.
Image mode is fixed at M (image size: 1280 × 960 pixels).
D 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 images. The camera captures a series of up to five
images while the shutter-release button is held all the
way down, and the sharpest image in the series is
automatically selected and saved.
• BSS is best suited to shooting subjects that are not
moving. When shooting moving subjects or when the
composition of the picture changes while shooting,
the desired results may not be achieved.
W 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.
• Image mode is fixed at L (image
size: 2560 × 1920 pixels).
• Digital zoom is not available.
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)
A 49
ISO sensitivity
Set the ISO sensitivity to suit the brightness of the subject.
A 50
AF area mode
Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
A 54
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
Pre-shooting Cache
When Pre-shooting cache is selected, shooting begins when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway for 0.5 seconds or longer, and images captured before the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way are saved along with images captured after the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way. Up to two images can be saved in the pre-shooting cache.
The pre-shooting cache setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A 6). When the
pre-shooting cache is not set, no icon is displayed. The pre-shooting cache icon lights in green while
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Press down halfway
Images saved by pressing halfway
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C
Press down fully
Images saved by pressing
all the way
• If the number of exposures remaining is less than five, shooting with the pre-shooting cache is not
possible. Before shooting, check that there are five or more exposures remaining.
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Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some settings in the A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode menus
cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted
function
Image mode
Setting
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Continuous (A 73)
When using Sport continuous, image
mode is fixed at M (image size: 1280 × 960
pixels). When using Multi-shot 16, image
mode is fixed at L (image size: 2560 × 1920
pixels).
Hue (using the creative
slider) (A 38)
When hue is adjusted using the creative
slider, White balance in the shooting
menu cannot be set.
Continuous (A 73)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache
or Sport continuous, White balance is
fixed at Auto.
Continuous (A 73)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache
or Sport continuous, Metering is fixed at
Matrix.
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
Continuous (A 73)
When shooting with Continuous L, 3200
cannot be selected. If Continuous L is
selected when ISO sensitivity is set to
3200, sensitivity changes to 1600.
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Sport continuous, or Multi-shot 16, the
ISO sensitivity setting is automatically set
according to the brightness.
Smile timer (A 34)
Face detection is used regardless of the AF
area mode setting.
Continuous (A 73)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache
or Sport continuous, AF area mode is
fixed at Center.
Autofocus mode
Continuous (A 73)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache
or Sport continuous, Autofocus mode is
fixed at Single AF.
Date imprint
Continuous (A 73)
When using any setting other than Multishot 16, the date is not imprinted.
Motion detection
ISO sensitivity (A 49)
Motion detection is disabled when the
ISO sensitivity is set to any setting other
than Auto.
AF area mode
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Descriptions
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Restricted
function
Setting
Descriptions
AF assist
Continuous (A 73)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache
or Sport continuous, the AF-assist
illuminator does not light.
Digital zoom
Continuous (A 73)
When using Multi-shot 16, digital zoom is
disabled.
Blink warning
Smile timer (A 34)
Blink warning does not function.
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Features Not Available in Continuous Shooting Mode
When using continuous shooting mode, the following features cannot be used.
• Flash mode (A 30)
• Self-timer (A 33)/smile timer (A 34)
• Motion detection (A 168)
• Blink warning (A 175)
D
More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A 169) for more information.
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Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Press the c (playback) button in shooting mode to
enter playback mode and display images that have
been captured (A 28).
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The following operations are available in full-frame playback mode.
Function
A
Description
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Select images
Press H, I, J, or K to display previous or
next images. Press and hold H, I, J, or K
to scroll quickly through images.
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Images can also be selected by rotating the
rotary multi selector.
Switch to thumbnail
display/calendar
display mode
(except for list by
date mode)
f (h)
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
display 4, 9, or 16 image thumbnails. Rotate
the zoom control to f (h) with 16
85, 87
thumbnails displayed to switch to calendar
display.
Select a different
shooting date (list
by date mode)
f (h)
Return to the list by date screen.
104
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to
enlarge the image up to 10×.
Press the k button to return to full-frame
playback mode.
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k
Display the histogram and the shooting
information. Press the k button to return
to full-frame playback.
82
Display individual
images of a
sequence
k
If pressed when displaying a sequence that
is displayed by its key picture only, all
images in the sequence are displayed as
83
individual images. To return to key picture
only display, press the rotary multi selector
H.
Play back movies
k
Play back the movie currently displayed.
Playback zoom
Display shooting
information
80
Control
140
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Function
Control
A
Description
Select a deletion method and delete
images.
When using favorite pictures mode
(A 92), auto sort mode (A 100), or list by 29, 84
date mode (A 104), images in the same
album, category, or shooting date can be
deleted.
Delete images
l
Display menus
d
Display the menu for the selected mode.
107
Switch to another
playback mode
d
Display the menu and select the N
(playback mode) tab to switch to favorite
pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by
date mode.
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Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (movie-record) button can
also be used to switch to shooting mode.
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c
b
C
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Switch to shooting
mode
Changing the Orientation (Vertical/Horizontal) of Images
Image orientation can be changed after taking a picture using Rotate image (A 116) in the
playback menu (A 107).
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Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information
Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the highlight,
histogram, and the shooting information (not possible with movies). Press the k
button again to return to full-frame playback mode.
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F 3.5
ISO
+1.0
100
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4
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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1
2 Folder name
3 File name
4 Aperture
5 Shutter speed
1
2
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Highlight1
6 Exposure compensation
7 ISO sensitivity
8
Current frame number/
total number of frames
9 Histogram2
Areas of the image that are extremely bright (highlight areas) blink. Use as a guide when
using exposure compensation to adjust image brightness.
A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image. The horizontal axis
corresponds to brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to the right. The
vertical axis shows the number of pixels.
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode
(Sequence)
Each time the following continuous shooting mode (A 73) settings are used to
take pictures, the captured images are saved as a “sequence”.
• Continuous H
• Continuous L
• Sport continuous
• Pre-shooting cache
In full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback
mode (A 85), the first image of a sequence is used as
the “key picture”, i.e., it is displayed to represent the
images in the sequence.
• F is displayed in the playback screen for images
captured in a sequence (A 7).
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While the key picture of a sequence is displayed in fullframe playback mode, press the k button to display
each image in the sequence individually. To return to key
picture only display, press the rotary multi selector H.
Sequence display
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The following operations are available when each image in a sequence is
displayed individually.
• Choose an image: Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K.
• Zoom in: Rotate the zoom control to g (i) (A 88).
• Display the histogram and shooting information: Press the k button (A 82).
D
Sequence Display Options
Select Sequence display options (A 121) in the playback menu to set all sequences to be
displayed using their key pictures or to display them as individual images.
D
Changing Key Picture in Sequence
A sequence’s key picture can be changed using Choose key picture (A 121) in the playback
menu.
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Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Deleting Images in a Sequence
If images in a sequence are selected and the l button
is pressed when Sequence display options is set to
Delete
Key picture only, the deletion method can be
selected.
Erase current picture
• Erase current picture: Delete only the image that is
Erase selected images
Erase entire sequence
displayed (A 29).
• Erase selected images: Select images for deletion
(A 29).
• Erase entire sequence: Delete all images in the sequence that is being played
back.
• To exit without deleting, press the rotary multi selector J.
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B
Note on Sequence
Images captured continuously with cameras other than the COOLPIX S8100 cannot be displayed as
a sequence.
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Playback Menu Options Available When Using Sequence
When the d button is pressed during key picture playback, the following menu operations are
available for the images in that sequence.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1
84
Quick retouch1 (A 124)
Skin softening1 (A 126)
Slide show (A 113)
Rotate image1 (A 116)
Voice memo1 (A 117)
Sequence display options (A 121)
Favorite pictures2 (A 92)
•
•
•
•
•
•
D-Lighting1 (A 125)
Print set2 (A 109)
Protect2 (A 114)
Small picture1 (A 127)
Copy2 (A 119)
Choose key picture (A 121)
Press the d button after displaying individual images. Settings can be applied to individual
images.
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When the d button is pressed during key picture playback, the same settings can be applied to
all images in that sequence. Press the d button after displaying individual images to apply
settings to individual images.
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) to display images in “contact
sheets” of thumbnail images (except in list by date
mode).
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The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed.
Function
Control
A
Description
Choose images
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press
H, I, J or K.
Increase the
number of images
displayed/apply the
calendar display
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
increase the number of image thumbnails
displayed: 4 ➝ 9 ➝ 16. Rotate the zoom
control to f (h) in the 16-image
thumbnail display to apply the calendar
display (A 87), and images can be found
by the date on which they were captured.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to return –
to thumbnail display.
g (i)
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Decrease the
number of images
displayed
f (h)
9
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to decrease
the number of image thumbnails displayed:
16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4. Rotate the zoom control to
g (i) in 4-image thumbnail display to return
to full-frame playback mode.
Delete images
l
Select a deletion method and delete images.
When using favorite pictures mode (A 92)
29
or auto sort mode (A 100), images in the
same album or category can be deleted.
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
k
Press the k button.
80
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (movie-record) button can
also be used to switch to shooting mode.
28
c
Switch to shooting
mode
b
85
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
C
Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
When images marked using Print set (A 109) or
Protect (A 114) are selected, the icons shown on the
right are displayed with them.
The icon shown on the right is displayed when an
image in a sequence (A 83) is selected.
Movies are displayed as film frames.
Protect icon
Print set icon
Sequence
display
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Film frames
C
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Thumbnail Display in Favorite Pictures Mode
and Auto Sort Mode
• When thumbnails are displayed in favorite pictures mode
(A 92), the icon of the album being played back is displayed at
the top right of the monitor.
• In auto sort mode (A 100), the current image’s category icon is
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
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Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Display
With playback display of 16 thumbnails (A 85), rotate
the zoom control to f (h) to switch to calendar
display.
Images can be selected for display based on the date
on which they were captured. The dates on which
images were captured are underlined in yellow.
The following operations are available in calendar
display.
Function
Control
Select date
k
Return to
thumbnail display
g (i)
B
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
3
A
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press
H, I, J, or K.
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The first image captured on the selected
date is displayed full frame.
80
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
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Return to full-frame
playback
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Notes on Calendar Display
• Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2010.
• The l button and d button are not available in calendar display.
D
List by Date Mode
Only the images captured on the same date can be played back in list by date mode (A 104). The
list by date options (A 106) are also available only for the images captured on the selected dates.
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) enlarges display of the center
portion of the current image.
• The guide displayed at bottom right shows the
portion of the image currently displayed.
The following operations are available while image
display is enlarged.
Function
Zoom in
Zoom out
Control
g (i)
f (h)
Description
Zoom increases each time the zoom control is
rotated to g (i), up to about 10×.
A
–
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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.
View other
areas of image
Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to
move the display area to other areas of the
image.
Delete images
l
Select a deletion method and delete images.
When using favorite pictures mode (A 92), auto
sort mode (A 100), or list by date mode
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(A 104), images in the same album, category, or
shooting date can be deleted.
Switch to fullframe playback
mode
k
Press the k button.
80
Create a cropped copy with only the enlarged
portion and save the copy as a separate file.
128
Crop image
d
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c
Press the c button or shutter-release button.
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switch to shooting mode.
Switch to
shooting mode
b
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Images Captured with Face Detection
When zooming in (playback zoom) on an image
captured using face detection (A 52) by rotating the
zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode, the
image will be enlarged with the face detected with
shooting at the center of the monitor (except images
captured with continuous shooting mode (A 73)).
• If more than one face was detected, the image will
be enlarged with the face on which focus was acquired at the center of the
monitor. Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to display other detected
faces.
• Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) again or toward f (h) to zoom in or
out as normal.
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Playing Back Images by Category
The following playback modes can be selected.
c
A 80
Play
Play back all images.
h
A 92
Favorite pictures
Play back images added to an album.
F
A 100
Auto sort
Play back images and movies automatically sorted to the selected category with
shooting.
C
A 104
List by date
Play back images captured on the selected date.
1
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Press the d button in playback
mode.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Protect
Exit
3
Press H or I to choose the N tab.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
4
Press K or the k button.
The playback-mode selection menu is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
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Playing Back Images by Category
5
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
playback mode.
To return to the current playback mode without switching
playback modes, press the d button.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
6
Press the k button.
The camera enters the selected playback mode.
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Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Captured images can be added to an album and sorted.
After images are added, they can be easily played back using “h favorite pictures
mode.”
• By adding images to an album, images can be easily found.
• Images can be sorted by each event such as vacations or weddings.
• The same image can be added to multiple albums.
Adding Images to an Album
Captured images can be added to an album and sorted.
1
Choose an image in playback mode (A 28),
auto sort mode (A 100), or list by date mode
(A 104) and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
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2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose h
Favorite pictures and press the k button.
Playback menu
Favorite pictures
The favorite pictures screen is displayed.
Exit
3
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or
K, and then choose an image and press H to
display y.
Favorite pictures
To add more images to the same album, repeat this step
as necessary.
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.
Press the k button to display the album selection screen.
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Back
ON/OFF
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
4
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
album to which the images will be added and
press the k button.
Fa v o r i t e p i c t u r e s
The selected images are added and the camera switches
to the playback menu.
To add the same image to multiple albums, repeat from
step 3.
Back
Add
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B
Notes on Favorite Pictures
• Up to 200 images can be added to each album.
• Movies cannot be added to an album.
• If the selected image has been already added to an album, w is displayed in the album’s
checkbox.
• When images are added to an album, they are not moved from the folder to which they were
saved (A 185) or copied to the album (A 99).
D
More Information
See “Removing Images From an Album” (A 95).
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Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Viewing Images in an Album
When using “h favorite pictures mode”, images added to an album can be
displayed by selecting the album.
• In full-frame playback mode, images in the same album can be played back
(A 80) and edited (A 122).
• When the d button is pressed in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail
display mode, the favorite pictures menu (A 96) is displayed, and all images
added to an album can be selected for viewing in a slide show, or applying print
order or protection settings.
1
Press the d button during
playback, select the N (playback
mode) tab, and then press K or
the k button (A 90).
More on Playback
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose h, and
press the k button.
A list of albums is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose an
album.
Favorite pictures
For information about operating the list of albums screen,
see A 96.
Choose icon
When the k button is pressed, an image in the selected
album is displayed full frame.
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The icon of the album currently being played back is
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
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4
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Removing Images From an Album
Remove images from an album without deleting the images.
1
Select the album from which
images will be removed, play back
images in that album (A 94), and
then press the d button.
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The playback menu is displayed.
4/
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose h
Remove from favorites and press the k
button.
The remove from favorites screen is displayed.
4
Favorite pictures
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Remove from favorites
More on Playback
Exit
3
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or
K, and then choose an image and press H to
display y.
Remove from favorites
To remove more images from the same album, repeat
this step as necessary.
To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
ON/OFF
Back
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch back
to full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
Press the k button when selection is complete.
4
Choose Yes and press the k button.
The image is removed from the album.
To cancel removal, select No.
Remove this picture from
favorites?
Yes
No
B
Note on Deletion
If an image is deleted while using favorite pictures mode, the image will be removed from the album
and it will be permanently deleted from the internal memory or the memory card (A 99).
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Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Using Favorite Pictures Mode
The following operations are available from the list of albums screen (A 94 step
3).
Function
Control
Choose an album
A
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H,
I, J, or K.
9
More on Playback
Switch to fullframe playback
mode
k
Images in the selected album are displayed
full frame.
80
Delete images
l
All images added to the selected album are
deleted. Choose Yes when the confirmation
dialog is displayed.
29
Change the album icon.
97
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (movie-record) button can
also be used to switch to shooting mode.
28
Change the
album icon
d
c
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 operations.
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Slide show
Rotate image
Voice memo
96
➝A 124
➝A 126
➝A 113
➝A 116
➝A 117
D-Lighting
Print set
Protect
Small picture
Remove from favorites
➝A 125
➝A 109
➝A 114
➝A 127
➝A 95
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Changing the Album Icons
The design of the album icons can be changed. By changing the icons, it will be
easier to identify what kind of images are added to each album.
1
Press the d button during
playback, choose the N
(playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A 90).
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose h, and
press the k button.
A list of albums is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
Playback mode
Exit
3
Use the rotary multi selector to
choose an album and press the
d button.
Favorite pictures
More on Playback
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
The choose icon screen is displayed.
Choose icon
4
Press J or K to choose an icon color and
press the k button.
Choose icon
Back
5
Press H, I, J, or K to choose an icon and
press the k button.
Choose icon
The icon changes and the monitor display returns to the
list of albums screen.
Back
97
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
B
Notes on Album Icons
Set the album icons separately for the internal memory and for the memory card.
• To change the album icons for the internal memory, first remove the memory card from the
camera.
• The default setting for the icon is the number icon (black).
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Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
C
Adding/Playing Favorite Pictures
When images are added to an album, they are not moved from the folder to which they were saved
(A 185) or copied to the album. Only the file names of the images are added to the album. When
using favorite pictures mode, images are played back by retrieving the images that correspond to
the file names added to the albums.
Note that if an image is deleted while using favorite pictures mode (A 29, 96), the image will be removed
from the album and it will be permanently deleted from the internal memory or the memory card.
Adding Pictures to Albums
Album 1
Internal memory or memory card
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0002.JPG
0001.JPG
Add file names
0002.JPG
0003.JPG
0004.JPG
Album 2
Add file names
0001.JPG
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Viewing Pictures in Albums
0001.JPG
Album 1
0002.JPG
0001.JPG
0002.JPG
0003.JPG
Retrieve file
Internal
memory or
memory card
Play back
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Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Images and movies are automatically sorted to any of the following categories
with shooting. When “F auto sort mode” is selected, images and movies can be
viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted.
a Smile
Y Portraits
u Food
U Landscape
V Dusk to dawn
D Close-ups
D Movie
X Retouched copies
W Other scenes
• In full-frame playback mode, images in the same category can be played back
(A 80) and edited (A 122). Images can be also sorted into albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the auto sort menu (A 103) is displayed, and
all images in the same category can be selected for viewing in a slide show, or
applying print order or protection settings.
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Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode
1
Press the d button during
playback, choose the N
(playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A 90).
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose F, and
press the k button.
A list of categories is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
100
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
desired category.
Portraits
For information about categories, see “Auto Sort Mode
Categories” (A 102).
For information about operating the auto sort mode
screen, see “Operations in Auto Sort Mode” (A 103).
Press the k button to display an image in the selected
category in full-frame playback mode.
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The icon of the category currently played back will be
displayed at the top right of the screen.
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Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Category
Description
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a Smile
Images captured using smile timer (A 34).
Y Portraits
Images captured in A (auto) mode (A 22) and continuous
shooting mode (A 73) using face detection (A 52).
Images captured in the following scene modes.
• e (night portrait)* (A 59)
• R (backlighting)* (A 60)
• Portrait* (A 61), Party/indoor (A 62)
u Food
Images captured in the Food (A 65) scene mode.
U Landscape
Images captured in the Landscape* (A 61) scene mode.
V Dusk to dawn
Images captured in the following scene modes.
• j (night landscape)* (A 58)
• Sunset (A 63), Dusk/dawn (A 63), Fireworks show
(A 66)
D Close-ups
Images captured in A (auto) mode and continuous shooting
mode (A 73) with macro mode set (A 36). Images captured in
the Close-up* (A 64) scene mode.
D Movie
Movies (A 129).
X Retouched copies
Copies created using editing function (A 122).
W Other scenes
All other images that cannot be defined by the categories
described above.
* Images captured in scene auto selector (A 56) are also sorted to the appropriate
categories.
B
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Notes on Auto Sort Mode
• Up to 999 images and movie files can be sorted to each category in auto sort mode. If 999 images
or movies have already been sorted to a specific category, new images and movies cannot be
sorted to that category nor can they be displayed in auto sort mode. Display images and movies
that could not be sorted to a category in normal playback mode (A 28) or list by date mode
(A 104).
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 119),
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
• Images or movies saved by a camera other than the COOLPIX S8100 cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode.
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Operations in Auto Sort Mode
The following operations are available in the category list screen (A 101 step 3).
Function
Control
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H,
I, J, or K.
Select a category
A
9
k
Display images in the selected category in full80
frame playback mode.
Delete images
l
Delete all images in the selected category.
Choose Yes when the confirmation dialog is
displayed.
29
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (movie-record) button can
also be used to switch to shooting mode.
28
c
Switch to
shooting mode
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Switch to fullframe playback
mode
b
Auto Sort Menu
Press the d button in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode in
auto sort mode to operate the following menus.
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Slide show
Rotate image
Voice memo
➝A 124
➝A 126
➝A 113
➝A 116
➝A 117
D-Lighting
➝A 125
Print set
➝A 109
Protect
➝A 114
Small picture ➝A 127
Favorite pictures➝A 92
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Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)
In “C list by date mode”, only images captured on the same date can be played
back.
• In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, shooting
information can be displayed, image display can be enlarged, images can be
edited, and movies can be played back. Images can be also sorted into albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the list by date menu (A 106) is displayed,
and all images captured on the same date can be selected for viewing in a slide
show, or applying print order or protection settings.
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode
1
More on Playback
Press the d button during
playback, choose the N
(playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A 90).
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose C, and
press the k button.
The list by date screen is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Exit
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a date.
The camera lists up to 29 dates. If images exist for more
than 29 dates, all images saved 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 106).
When the k button is pressed, the first image captured
on the selected date will be displayed full frame.
List by date
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2
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Others
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback
mode or while displaying shooting information to return
to the list by date screen.
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3
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)
B
Notes on List by Date Mode
• The 9,000 most recent images can be displayed in list by date mode. If more than 9,000 images are
saved, “*” is displayed for the date containing the 9,001st image.
• Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2010.
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Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)
Operations in List by Date Mode
The following operations are available in the list by date screen (A 104 step 3).
Function
Control
A
Description
More on Playback
Select date
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H or
I.
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
k
Display images captured on the selected date
in full-frame playback mode.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) while in
80
full-frame playback mode to return to the list
by date screen.
Delete images
l
Delete all images captured on the selected
date. Choose Yes when the confirmation
dialog is displayed.
29
d
Press the d button to display the list by
date menu.
–
View list by date menu
9
c
Press the c button or shutter-release button.
The b (movie-record) button can also be
28
used to switch to shooting mode.
Switch to shooting
mode
b
List by Date Menu
Press the d button in list by date mode to apply one of the following menu
operations to images captured on the selected date.
Quick retouch1
Skin softening1
Slide show
Rotate image1
Voice memo1
1
2
106
➝A 124
➝A 126
➝A 113
➝A 116
➝A 117
D-Lighting1
Print set2
Protect2
Small picture1
Favorite pictures1
➝A 125
➝A 109
➝A 114
➝A 127
➝A 92
After displaying the image in full-frame playback mode, press the d button.
When the d button is pressed in the list by date screen (A 104 step 3),
options can be applied to all images captured on the selected date. When
the d button is pressed in full-frame playback mode, options can be
applied to individual images.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
The following options are available in the playback menu.
k
Quick retouch
A 124
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
I
D-Lighting
A 125
Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of images.
e
Skin softening
A 126
Make facial skin tones softer.
a
Print set
A 109
Select images to print and the number of copies for each.
b
Slide show
A 113
View images saved in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide
show.
A 114
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
f
Rotate image
A 116
Change the orientation of images.
g
Small picture
A 127
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d Protect
Create a small copy of the current image.
E
Voice memo
h
Copy
A 117
Record voice memos for images.
A 119
Copy files between the internal memory and a memory card.
C
Sequence display options
A 121
Display a sequence of images shot continuously as individual images, or display only
the key picture of a sequence.
C
Choose key picture
A 121
Change the key picture that is displayed to represent a series of images shot
continuously (sequence ➝ A 83).
h
Favorite pictures
A 92
Select and add images as favorites.
h
Remove from favorites
A 95
Remove an image from an album.
107
Playback Options: Playback Menu
Displaying the Playback Menu
Press the c button to enter playback mode (A 80).
Press the d button to display the playback menu.
Playback menu
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Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Protect
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4
Exit
• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• Press the d button to exit the playback menu.
• Select the N (playback mode) tab to switch the playback mode (A 90).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
a Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M a Print set
When printing images saved on the memory card using any of the following
methods, the Print set 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 201) printer’s card slot
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab.
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A 201) printer (A 151). A
print order can also be created for images saved in the internal memory if the
memory card is removed from the camera.
1
Press the d button in playback mode.
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The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Print
set and press the k button.
Proceed to step 4 when playing back in favorite pictures
mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Protect
Exit
3
Choose Select images and press the k
button.
Print set
Select images
Delete print set
Exit
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
4
Choose images (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each.
Print selection
1
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or K to select
images, and press H or I to specify the number of
copies to be printed.
1
3
Back
Image selected for printing can be identified by the check
mark (y) and the numeral indicating the number of
copies to be printed. If no copies have been specified for images, 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
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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 images.
Choose Info and press the k button to print shooting
data (shutter speed and aperture) on all images.
Print set
Done
Date
Info
Exit
Choose Done and press the k button to apply the
settings.
Images selected for printing can be identified by the w
icon displayed with playback.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
B
Notes on Print Set
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 images other than those in the selected album, category, or
shooting date have been marked for printing.
• If Yes is selected, the current print order settings are added to the print order settings of other
images.
• If No is selected, all print order settings of other images are removed and only the current print
order settings remain.
Print set
Print set
Save print marking for other
images?
Save print marking for other
dates?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Favorite pictures mode
or auto sort mode
List by date mode
Exit
Exit
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Additionally, if there are more than 99 images as a result of adding the current print order settings,
the screen shown below will be displayed.
• If Yes is selected, all print order settings of other images are removed and only the current print
order settings remain.
• If Cancel is selected, the print order settings of other images remain and the current print order
settings are removed.
Print set
Print set
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
or auto sort mode
List by date mode
Exit
Exit
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
B
Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Photo Information
When the Date and Info settings are enabled in the print set option, shooting date and shooting
data are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible (A 201) printer that supports printing of
shooting date and shooting data is used.
• Shooting data cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the
supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 156).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset each time the Print set option is displayed.
• The date printed is that saved when the image was captured.
Changing the camera’s date using the Date option in the setup
menu after an image has been captured has no effect on the
date printed on the image.
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112
Canceling Existing Print Order
Select Delete print set in step 3 of “Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order)” (A 109) and press the
k button to remove print marking from all images and cancel the print order.
D
Date Imprint
When shooting date and time are imprinted on images using the Date imprint option (A 165) in
setup menu, images are saved with shooting date and time imprinted on the image when they are
captured. Images with the date imprinted on them can be printed from printers that do not support
printing of the date on images.
Only the Date imprint date and time on images will be printed, even if Print set is enabled with
Date selected in the print set screen.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
b Slide Show
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show
Play back images, saved in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one
in an automated “slide show.”
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Start
and press the k button.
To change the interval between images, choose Frame
intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k
button before choosing Start.
2
Pause
Start
Frame intvl
Loop
3s
Exit
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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, press the rotary multi
selector K to display the next image or J to display the
previous image. Hold down either button to fast forward
or rewind.
To end or pause the 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. Choose
Restart to play the slide show again.
B
Pause
Restart
End
Frame intvl
Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies is displayed.
• For sequences (A 83) whose sequence display options are set to Key picture only, only the key
picture is displayed.
• The maximum playback time is up to 30 minutes even if Loop is enabled (A 171).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
d Protect
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
Select images to protect or cancel protection for previously protected images
from the image selection screen. See “Selecting Images” (A 115) for more
information.
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will
permanently delete protected images (A 172).
Protected images can be identified by the s icon in playback mode (A 7, 86).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Selecting Images
When using one of the following features, a screen like
that shown on the right is displayed when selecting
images.
• Print set > Select images (A 109)
• Protect (A 114)
• Rotate image (A 116)
• Copy > Selected images (A 119)
• Choose key picture (A 121)
• Favorite pictures (A 92)
• Remove from favorites (A 95)
• Welcome screen > Select an image (A 159)
• Delete image > Erase selected images (A 29)
Protect
Back
ON/OFF
1
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or
K to choose the desired image.
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Follow the procedures described below to choose the images.
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 image can be selected for Rotate image,
Choose key picture, and Welcome screen. Proceed to
step 3.
2
Press H or I to select or deselect (or to
specify the number of copies).
Back
ON/OFF
Protect
When an image is selected, a check mark (y) is
displayed with the image. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select
additional images.
Back
3
ON/OFF
Press the k button to apply image selection.
When Selected images is selected, a confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the
instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
f Rotate Image
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image
Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed with playback. Still
images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Images that were saved in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180
degrees in either direction.
Select an image from the image selection screen (A 115). When the Rotate
image screen is displayed, rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to rotate
the image 90 degrees.
Rotate image
Rotate image
More on Playback
Back
Rotate
Back
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
Press the k button to finalize display orientation, and save orientation
information with the image.
B
116
Rotating Images in a Sequence
While the key picture of a sequence is displayed, images cannot be rotated. Apply the setting after
displaying individual images (A 83, 121).
Playback Options: Playback Menu
E Voice Memo
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M E Voice memo
Use the camera’s microphone to record voice memos for images.
Recording Voice Memos
1
Choose an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 80) or thumbnail playback mode (A 85)
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose E
Voice memo and press the k button.
Playback menu
More on Playback
2
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
The screen for recording voice memos is displayed.
Exit
3
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 microphone during recording.
During recording, o and p blink in the monitor.
Back
20s
When recording ends, the voice memo playback screen is
displayed. Follow the procedure in step 3 of “Playing
Voice Memos” (A 118) to play the voice memo.
Press the rotary 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.
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17s
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Playing Voice Memos
Images for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode.
1
Choose an image in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) or
thumbnail playback mode (A 85)
and press the d button.
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The playback menu is displayed.
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2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose E
Voice memo and press the k button.
4
Playback menu
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
The voice memo playback screen is displayed.
More on Playback
Exit
3
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 rotary multi selector J before or after playing a
voice memo to return to the playback menu. Press the
d button to exit the playback menu.
Back
6s
Deleting Voice Memos
Select an image with a voice memo and press the l
button. Rotate the rotary multi selector or press H or I
to choose Current image, and press the k button
(A 29). When the confirmation dialog is displayed, press
the rotary multi selector H or I to choose w and press
the k button. Only the voice memo will be deleted.
B
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Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Notes on Voice Memos
• When an image with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the image and its voice memo are deleted.
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for an image that already has a voice memo attached on it. The
current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.
• The COOLPIX S8100 is not able to record a voice memo for images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M h Copy
Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
destination option to which images are
copied and press the k button.
Copy
q: Copy images from internal memory to memory
card.
r: Copy images from memory card to internal
memory.
Select a copy option and press the k button.
Selected images: Copy images selected from the image
selection screen (A 115). If a sequence for which only a
key picture is displayed is selected (A 83), all images in the
displayed sequence are copied.
All images: Copy all images. If an image in a sequence is
selected, this option is not displayed.
Camera to card
Selected images
All images
Exit
More on Playback
2
Exit
Current sequence: If an image in a sequence is selected, this option is displayed. All
images in the current sequence are copied.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
B
Notes on Copying Images
More on Playback
• JPEG-, MOV-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files saved in any other format cannot be
copied.
• If voice memos (A 117) are attached to images selected for copying, voice memos are copied
with the images.
• Operation is not guaranteed with images captured with another make of camera or that have
been modified on a computer.
• When copying images for which Print set (A 109) options are enabled, the print set settings are
not copied. However, when copying images for which Protect (A 114) is enabled, the protect
setting is copied.
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode (A 100).
• Even if images added to an album (A 92) are copied, the contents of the album will not be
copied.
• If Sequence display options (A 121) is set to Key picture only and an image in the sequence
is selected and the k button is pressed to display individual images (A 83), only r
(memory card to internal memory) image copy is available.
C
Memory contains no images. Message
If there are no images saved on a memory card inserted in the camera 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 images saved in the camera’s internal memory to the
memory card.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
C Sequence Display Options
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Sequence display options
Choose the method used to display a series of images shot continuously
(sequence ➝ A 83) when viewing them in full-frame playback mode (A 80)
and in thumbnail playback mode (A 85).
Settings are applied to all sequences, and the setting is saved in the camera’s
memory even if the camera is turned off.
Individual pictures
Each image in a sequence is displayed.
Key picture only (default setting)
C Choose Key Picture
More on Playback
Return a sequence in which images are displayed individually to the key picture
only display.
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Choose key picture
When Sequence display options is set to Key picture only, the key picture
displayed in full-frame playback mode (A 80) or thumbnail playback mode
(A 85) can be set for each sequence of images.
• When changing this setting, before pressing d, first select the desired
sequence using full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode.
• When the key picture selection screen is displayed, select an image. See
“Selecting Images” (A 115) for more information.
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Editing Images
Editing Functions
Use the COOLPIX S8100 to edit images in-camera and save them as separate files
(A 185). The editing functions described below are available.
Editing function
Description
Quick retouch (A 124)
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation
have been enhanced.
D-Lighting (A 125)
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the image.
Skin softening (A 126)
Make facial skin tones softer.
Small picture (A 127)
Create a small copy of images suitable for use as e-mail
attachments.
Crop (A 128)
Crop a portion of the image. Use to zoom in on a subject or
arrange a composition.
Editing Images
B
122
Notes on Image Editing
• Images captured at an Image mode setting of p 3968 × 2232 (A 44) cannot be edited. Still
images captured while recording high-definition or full high-definition movies also cannot be
edited (A 131).
• The editing functions of the COOLPIX S8100 cannot be used for images captured with another
make or model of digital cameras.
• If no face is detected in an image, a copy cannot be created using the skin softening function
(A 126).
• Edited copies created with the COOLPIX S8100 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.
• For sequences for which only a key picture is displayed (A 83), perform one of the following
operations before editing.
- Press k button to display individual images, and then select an image in the sequence
- Set Sequence display options (A 121) to Individual pictures so that each image is
displayed individually, and then select an image
Editing Functions
C
Restrictions on Image 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
The skin softening, small picture, or crop function can be added.
The quick retouch and D-Lighting functions cannot be used
together.
Skin softening
The quick retouch, D-Lighting, small picture, or crop 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.
D
Original and Edited Images
Editing Images
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original images are deleted. The
original images are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are saved with the same shooting date and time as the original.
• Print set (A 109) and protect settings (A 114) do not remain effective in edited copies.
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Image 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. Copies created with the quick retouch function
are saved as separate files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 85) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose k
Quick retouch and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Protect
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Exit
Editing Images
3
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the degree of enhancement
performed and press the k button.
Quick retouch
A new, edited copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
Copies created with the quick retouch function can be
identified by the s icon displayed in playback mode.
Normal
Exit
Amount
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Image 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 an image. Enhanced copies are saved as separate
files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 85) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose I DLighting and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Protect
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Exit
Choose OK and press the k button.
Editing Images
3
D-Lighting
A new, edited copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose Cancel and
press the k button.
OK
Cancel
Copies created with the D-Lighting function can be
identified by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
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4
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Image Editing
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones
The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
Copies created using the skin softening function are saved as separate files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) or thumbnail playback
mode (A 85) and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose e
Skin softening and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Protect
The screen for selecting the degree of softening is
displayed.
If no faces are detected in the image, an alert is displayed
and the camera returns to the playback menu.
Exit
3
Editing Images
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the degree of softening and press the
k button.
Skin softening
The confirmation dialog is displayed with the face to
which skin softening was applied enlarged at the center
of the monitor.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
4
Check the preview of the copy.
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 rotary multi
selector J or K to display a different face.
Press the d button to adjust the degree of softening.
The monitor display returns to that shown in step 3.
When the k button is pressed, a new, edited copy is
created.
Copies created with the skin softening function can be
recognized by the E icon displayed in playback mode.
B
Normal
Exit
Amount
Preview
Back
Save
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Note on Skin Softening
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Depending upon the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the camera may
be unable to accurately recognize faces, or the skin softening function may not perform as expected.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
Image Editing
g Small Picture: (Decreasing Image Size)
Create a small copy of the current image. This feature is useful for creating copies
for display on Web pages or e-mail attachments. The l 640 × 480, m 320 ×
240, and n 160 × 120 sizes are available. Small copies are saved as separate files
with a compression ratio of 1:16.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 85) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose g
Small picture and press the k button.
Playback menu
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
Editing Images
Exit
3
Choose the desired copy size and press the k
button.
Small picture
640 × 480
320 × 240
160 × 120
Exit
4
Choose Yes and press the k button.
A new, small 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
Yes
No
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Image 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 88) enabled. Cropped copies are saved as
separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) to zoom in on the image.
To crop an image displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation,
zoom in on the image until the black bars displayed on
the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped
image will be displayed in landscape orientation.
To crop the image in its current “tall” (portrait) orientation,
first use the Rotate image option (A 116) to rotate the image so that it is displayed in
landscape orientation. Next, enlarge the image for cropping, crop the image, and then
rotate the cropped image back to “tall” (portrait) orientation.
Editing Images
2
Refine copy composition.
3
Press the d button.
4
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to scroll the
image so that only the portion to be copied is visible in
the monitor.
Use the rotary 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.
C
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
Image Size
As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced.
When the image size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, a gray frame is displayed around
the image, and the small picture icon B or C is displayed in the left of the monitor in playback mode.
D
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
High-definition movies with sound can be recorded.
• 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 135).
1
Turn on the camera and be sure that it is in
shooting mode.
Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode (A 42).
The icon for the selected movie option is displayed. The
default setting is U HD 1080pP (1920 × 1080)
(A 134).
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Movie option
2
Press the b (movie-record) button to
start movie recording.
Movie recording begins after the monitor briefly
turns off.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Focus areas are not displayed during recording.
The approximate remaining movie length is displayed
during recording.
Recording stops automatically when the maximum movie
length has been recorded.
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If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while recording, one frame is saved as
a still image (A 131).
3
Press the b (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.
Movie Recording and Playback
When recording movies in HD or Full HD, monitor display
changes to an aspect ratio of 16:9 with movie recording
(the area indicated at right is recorded).
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Recording Movies
B
Notes on Recording Movies
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (A 184). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower
Speed Class ratings are used.
• When recording movies, the angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) is narrower compared
to that of still images.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. If the digital zoom is
not being used when movie recording begins, rotating and holding the zoom control at g zooms
the image using optical zoom and the zoom stops at the maximum optical zoom ratio. After
letting go of the zoom control, rotate the zoom control to g again to magnify the image using the
digital zoom.
• When recording ends, digital zoom turns off.
• The sounds of zoom control operation, zoom, autofocus lens drive movement, vibration reduction
operation, and aperture operation when brightness changes may be recorded.
• The following phenomena may be seen in the monitor while recording movies. These
phenomena are saved in the recorded movies.
- Banding may occur in images under fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor lighting
- Subjects that move quickly from one side of the frame to the other, such as a moving train or car,
may appear skewed
- The entire movie image may be skewed when the camera is panned.
- Lighting or other bright areas may leave residual images when the camera is moved
B
Movie Recording and Playback
B
Camera Temperature
The camera may become warm when shooting movies for an extended period of time or when the
camera is used in a hot area; this is not a malfunction.
C
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Notes on Autofocus
• When A Single AF (default setting) is selected for Autofocus mode in movie menu, focus is
locked by pressing the b (movie-record) button to start recording (A 135).
• 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 another subject—positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended
subject—in the center of the frame, press the b (movie-record) button to start recording, and
then modify the composition.
Functions Available with Movie Recording
• The creative slider, white balance (when using A (auto) mode, continuous shooting mode), or
exposure compensation settings are also applied when recording movies. 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. If the self-timer is set and the b (movie-record) button is
pressed, the camera focuses and starts movie recording after ten or two seconds.
• The flash will not fire.
• Press the d button to select the D (movie) tab and adjust movie menu settings before starting
movie recording (A 132).
Recording Movies
Capturing Still Images While Recording Movies
If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while
recording a movie, one frame is saved as a still image.
Movie recording continues while the still image is
being saved.
• A still image can be saved when Q is displayed at
17m30s
the top left of the monitor.
• Q is not displayed while saving still images. Another
still image cannot be saved until Q is displayed again.
• The image size of the saved still image depends on the movie type (resolution)
(A 134). The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
Movie type (resolution)
Size of still image
U HD 1080pP (1920 × 1080)/
V HD 1080p (1920 × 1080)
n (1920 × 1080)
x HD 720p (1280 × 720)
o (1280 × 720)
y VGA (640 × 480)
l (640 × 480)
z QVGA (320 × 240)
m (320 × 240)*
B
•
•
•
•
Notes on Saving Still Images During Movie Recording
Movie Recording and Playback
• Images captured at z (320 × 240) are displayed with a gray frame during
playback.
When the remaining movie recording time is less than 30 seconds, still images cannot be saved.
When recording an HS movie (A 137), still images cannot be saved.
The shutter sound that is heard when saving a still image may be heard in the recorded movie.
If the camera moves when the shutter-release button is pressed, the image may be blurred.
C
File Names of Saved Still Images
The file numbers assigned to captured still images ascend in order, starting with the file number of
the movie being recorded +1.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
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Recording Movies
Changing Movie Recording Settings
The following options can be adjusted from the movie menu.
D
Movie options
The camera can record normal speed movies and high speed (HS) movies, which can
be played back in slow motion or fast motion.
Select Movie or HS movie according to the type of movie that should be recorded.
Option
I
Description
Movie
(default setting)
Normal speed movies are recorded.
Options for recording normal speed movies can be selected
(A 134).
HS movie
HS movies are recorded. Options for recording HS movies can
be selected. ➝ A 137, 139
• Select whether the camera records normal speed movies or
HS movies (slow motion or fast motion movies) when
movie recording starts.
Autofocus mode
A 135
Select how the camera focuses during movie recording.
Y
Movie Recording and Playback
132
Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
A 136
Recording Movies
Displaying the Movie Menu
1
Press the d button in shooting
mode.
The menu is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in x (scene
auto selector), j (night landscape), or e
(night portrait), press the rotary multi
selector (A 9) J to display the tabs.
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
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Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Exit
3
Press H or I to choose the D tab.
Movie
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Wind noise reduction
4
Press K or the k button.
The movie menu items can be selected.
Use the rotary 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
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Wind noise reduction
Exit
Movie Recording and Playback
Exit
133
Recording Movies
Movie of Movie Options (Normal Speed Movie Type)
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 133) M Movie options M Movie
Select types for when recording normal speed movies.
Larger image sizes and faster movie bitrates mean greater image quality and larger
movie file sizes.
• HS movie ➝ A 137, 139
Type
U HD 1080pP (1920 ×
1080) (default setting)
V HD 1080p (1920 × 1080)
Movie Recording and Playback
x HD 720p (1280 × 720)
y VGA (640 × 480)
z QVGA (320 × 240)
• The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. Variable
bitrate (VBR) encoding is used to automatically adjust the bitrate depending on
the subject being recorded. When recording movies of subject with large
amounts of motion, the file size increases.
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second in any options.
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134
Description
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in Full HD.
This option is suited to playback on a TV that supports Full
HD.
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 14 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in Full HD.
This option is suited to playback on a TV that supports Full
HD.
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in high
definition. This option is suited to playback on a wide
screen TV.
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
More Information
See “Maximum Movie Length” (A 135) for more information.
Recording Movies
C
Maximum Movie Length
Type
Internal memory (approx. 102 MB)
U HD 1080pP (1920 ×
1080) (default setting)
V HD 1080p (1920 × 1080)
Memory card (4 GB)*
59 s
35 min
1 min 9 s
40 min
x HD 720p (1280 × 720)
1 min 31 s
55 min
y VGA (640 × 480)
4 min 22 s
2 h 30 min
z QVGA (320 × 240)
18 min 7 s
11 h
All figures are approximate. The maximum movie length may vary by make of memory card.
* The maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes. The maximum movie length
displayed during recording is 29 minutes, even when there is enough free space on the memory
card for a longer movie.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
Autofocus Mode
Select the autofocus method used when shooting with Movie options in the
shooting menu set to Movie.
Option
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (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.
Select this option when the distance between the camera
and subject will change significantly during recording. The
sound of the camera focusing may be heard in the recorded
movie.
Use of Single AF is recommended to prevent the sound of
the camera focusing from interfering with recording.
C
Movie Recording and Playback
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 133) M Autofocus mode
Autofocus Mode During Movie Recording
When using the Fireworks show scene mode, the camera focuses at infinity.
135
Recording Movies
Wind Noise Reduction
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 133) M Wind noise reduction
Select whether wind noise is reduced when shooting with Movie options in the
shooting menu set to Movie.
Option
Y On
k Off
(default setting)
Description
Reduces the sound heard when wind passes over the microphone.
Use when recording movies in locations with strong winds. Other
sounds may become difficult to hear during playback.
Wind noise reduction is not enabled.
The wind noise reduction setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting
(A 6). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
Movie Recording and Playback
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Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)
HS (high speed) movies can be recorded. The portions of the movie recorded
using HS movie can be played back in slow motion at 1/8-1/2 of normal playback
speed, or played back in fast motion at a speed two times faster than normal
speed. While recording movies, the camera can be switched from normal speed
movie recording to slow motion or fast motion movie recording.
1
Display the movie menu (A 133), use the
rotary multi selector to choose HS movie
from Movie options, and then press the k
button.
Movie options
Movie
HS movie
240
Exit
2
Confirm or change HS movie settings, and
then press the k button.
Changing HS Movie Settings (HS Movie Type) ➝ A 139
Press the d button after changing the settings and
return to the shooting screen.
HS movie
240 fps
120 fps
60 fps
15 fps
Open with HS footage
Exit
Press the b (movie-record) button to start
recording.
HS movie options
Movie recording begins after the monitor briefly turns off.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame. Focus
areas are not displayed during recording.
When the Open with HS footage checkbox is turned
240
on, HS movies are recorded when recording begins.
9s
When the Open with HS footage checkbox is turned
off, normal speed movies are recorded when recording
When recording HS movies
begins. Press the k button to switch to HS movie
recording at the point where the camera should record
for slow motion or fast motion playback.
If recording time for HS movies (A 139) runs out, or if
the k button is pressed, the camera switches to normal
/240
speed movie recording. The camera switches between
normal speed movie recording and HS movie recording
240 16m30s
each time the k button is pressed.
When recording normal
When recording HS movies, the maximum movie length
speed movies
display changes and displays the amount of recording
time available for HS movie recording.
The HS movie options that are displayed change depending on the type of movie being recorded.
4
Press the b (movie-record) button to end recording.
Movie Recording and Playback
3
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Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)
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Notes on HS Movie
• Footage recorded for slow motion or fast motion playback is not recorded with sound.
• Vibration reduction cannot be used for movies that are recorded when Movie options in the
movie menu is set to HS movie. Zoom position, focus, exposure, and white balance are locked
when the b (movie-record) button is pressed to start recording.
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HS Movie
Recorded movies are played back at about 30 frames per second, including portions recorded using
HS movie.
When HS movie (A 139) is set to 240 fps, 120 fps, or 60 fps, movies that can be played back in
slow motion can be recorded. When set to 15 fps, movies that can be played back in fast motion at
a speed two times faster than normal speed can be recorded.
Portions recorded at 240 fps:
High-speed capturing is possible for up to ten seconds. Footage captured at high speed is played
back in slow motion at a speed eight times slower than normal speed.
Recording
10 sec.
Playback
80 sec.
Slow motion playback
(no sound)
Movie Recording and Playback
Portions recorded at 15 fps:
A movie of up to two minutes in length is recorded when shooting for the purpose of high-speed
playback. Playback is two times faster.
Recording
Playback
2 min.
1 min.
Fast motion playback
(no sound)
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Returning from HS Movie Setting to Normal Speed Movie Setting
Movie menu ➝ Movie options ➝ Movie, select the movie type, and press the k button (A 129,
134).
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Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)
Changing HS Movie Settings (HS Movie Type)
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 133) M Movie options M
HS movie
Select the type of movie recorded when Movie options in the movie menu is set
to HS movie.
Option
Description
120 fps
1/4-speed slow motion movies with a 4:3 aspect ratio are recorded.
• Max. movie length*: 10 seconds (playback time: 40 seconds)
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
60 fps
1/2-speed slow motion movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio are recorded.
• Max. movie length*: 30 seconds (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
15 fps
2× speed fast motion movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio are recorded.
• Max. movie length*: 2 minutes (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
* The maximum movie length shown here refers only to the portion of the movie that is recorded in
slow motion or fast motion.
The Open with HS Footage Checkbox
In the HS movie screen, select whether the camera
HS movie
records normal speed movies or HS movies (slow
240 fps
120 fps
motion or fast motion movies) when movie recording
60 fps
15 fps
starts.
Open with HS footage
Before applying the HS movie type setting, use the
Exit
rotary multi selector to select Open with HS footage
and press the k button to turn the checkbox on or off.
• On (default setting): HS movies are recorded when recording begins.
• Off: Normal speed movies are recorded when recording begins. Press the k
button to switch to HS movie recording at the point where the camera should
record for slow motion or fast motion playback.
Movie Recording and Playback
240 fps
1/8-speed slow motion movies with a 4:3 aspect ratio are recorded.
• Max. movie length*: 10 seconds (playback time: 80 seconds)
• Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 80), movies can be
identified by the Movie options icon (A 134). To
play a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and
press the k button.
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10s
Rotate the zoom control to g or f to adjust playback
volume.
Rotate the rotary multi selector to advance or rewind
the movie.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor. Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose a control. The operations described below are
available.
Function
Icon
Pausing
5s
During
playback
Description
Rewind
K
Hold down the k button to rewind the movie.
Advance
L
Hold down the k button to advance the movie.
Movie Recording and Playback
Pause
End
O
Q
Volume
indicator
Press the k button to pause playback.
The following operations can be performed while playback is paused
using the controls displayed at the top in the monitor.
Press the k button to rewind the movie. Hold down the k
M button for continuous rewinding.*
Press the k button to advance the movie. Hold down the k
N
button for continuous advancing.*
P
Press the k button to resume playback.
L
Press the k button to cut unwanted portions of a movie can be
so that only the desired portions of a movie are saved (A 141).
Press the k button to return to full-frame playback mode.
* The movie can also be advanced or rewound by rotating the rotary multi selector.
B
Playing Back Movies
The COOLPIX S8100 is not able to playback movies recorded with another make or model of digital camera.
Deleting Movies
Select a movie and press the l button in full-frame
playback mode (A 80) or thumbnail playback mode
(A 85). A confirmation dialog is displayed. See “Deleting
Unwanted Images” (A 29) for more information.
140
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
Editing Movies
The desired portions of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file.
1
2
Play back the desired movie and pause playback (A 140).
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose the L control, and then press the k
button.
The movie edit screen is displayed.
1m30s
3
Press H or I to choose the M control
(choose start point).
Choose start point
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to move
the start point on the left edge to the beginning of the
desired portion of the movie.
To cancel editing, press H or I to choose O (return),
and press the k button.
4
Press H or I to choose N (choose end
point).
2m35s
Choose end point
2m00s
Select c (preview) and press the k button to play back
the specified portion of the movie that will be saved.
While the preview is playing, rotate the zoom control to g/f to adjust the volume.
Rotate the rotary multi selector to advance or rewind the movie. While the preview is
playing back, press the k button again to stop playback.
5
6
When the settings are finished, press H or I to choose m Save and
press the k button.
Movie Recording and Playback
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to move
the end point on the right edge to the end of the desired
portion of the movie.
Choose Yes and press the k button.
The edited movie is saved.
Save OK?
To exit without saving, select No.
Yes
No
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Editing Movies
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Notes on Movie Editing
• A movie that was created by editing cannot be trimmed again. To trim another area of the movie,
select and edit the original movie.
• Movies are trimmed in one-second intervals, therefore the actual trimmed portion of the movie
may differ slightly from the selected start and end points. Movies cannot be trimmed so that they
are less than 2 seconds long.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to save the edited copies.
D
More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 185) for more information.
Movie Recording and Playback
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Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television to play images or movies back on the
television. If your TV is equipped with an HDMI jack, a commercially available HDMI
cable can be used to connect the camera to the TV for high-definition display.
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
When using the supplied audio/video cable
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack and the white and red plugs to the audio-in
jacks on the TV.
Yellow
White
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1
Red
When using a commercially available HDMI cable
Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
to HDMI jack
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3
Tune the television to the video channel.
See the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the
camera.
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The camera enters playback mode and images are
displayed on the television.
While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will
remain off.
B
Notes on Connecting the HDMI Cable
• HDMI cable is not provided. Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the camera to a
high-definition TV. The output terminal on this camera is an HDMI mini connector (type C). When
purchasing an HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is an HDMI mini connector.
• Image mode (A 44) settings of M 2048 × 1536 or higher and Movie (A 134) settings of HD
720p (1280 × 720) or higher are recommended for images or movies that will be played back on
a TV via HDMI connection.
B
Notes on Connecting the Cable
• When connecting the 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.
• Do not connect the HDMI cable and audio/video cable to the camera simultaneously.
• Do not connect the HDMI cable and USB cable to the camera simultaneously.
B
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If the Images Are Not Displayed on the Television
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting in the Set up menu (A 157) ➝ TV settings (A 173)
conforms to the standard used by your television.
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
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, 10.6.4)
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Use the supplied ViewNX 2 CD and install the following software on the computer.
• 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.
For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.
For information on the requirements for playing back high-definition movies, refer
to “System Requirements” in the ViewNX 2 help information (A 149).
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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Connecting to a Computer
B
Notes on Power Source
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
• When connecting the camera to a computer to transfer images, use a fully charged battery 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 150, 174).
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (A 183) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S8100 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.
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.
The camera is automatically turned on and the power-on
lamp will light. The camera monitor will remain off.
B
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Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
Connecting to a Computer
4
Start the ViewNX 2 image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” installed
on the computer.
• 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 Nikon
Transfer 2 was first installed.
• If charge for the battery inserted into the camera is low, the computer may not
recognize the camera. If the camera is not recognized, images 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.
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• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K S8100 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 S8100 screen.
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
Source device
Start Transfer button
Any images that have not been transferred to the computer will be transferred (default
setting of ViewNX 2).
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ViewNX 2 starts automatically when the transfer is complete (default setting of ViewNX
2). Transferred images can be viewed.
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For more information on using ViewNX 2, refer to the ViewNX 2 help information
(A 149).
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 150).
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C
Transferring Images Using a Computer’s Card Slot or a Commerciallyavailable Card Reader
D
Starting ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 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.
Click Transfer in the ViewNX 2 screen to start Nikon Transfer 2.
D
Viewing ViewNX 2 Help Information
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
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 147).
• To transfer images saved in the camera’s internal memory, the images must first be copied to a
memory card using the camera (A 119).
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 images captured in Panorama assist scene mode (A 68) 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 185) for more information.
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Charging While Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When the Charge by computer option (A 174) 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 145) and “Transferring Images from a
Camera to a Computer” (A 146) for more information on connecting the camera
to a computer.
Charge Lamp
The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to
a computer.
Charge lamp
Blinks slowly
(green)
Off
Flickers (green)
B
150
Description
Battery charging.
Battery not charging. If the charge lamp changes from slow blinking
(green) to off while the power-on lamp is lit, charging is complete.
• 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 a computer.
• The battery cannot be charged as computer’s specifications or
settings does not support power supply to the camera.
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 161) 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-68P (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.
• About four hours and 30 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. 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 201) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print images without using a computer.
Follow the procedures below to print images.
Take pictures
Connect to the printer (A 152)
Print images one at a
time (A 153)
Print multiple images (A 154)
When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable
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Select images for printing and
number of copies using
Print set option (A 109)
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-62F (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S8100 can be powered from an
electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapters as they may cause the
camera to heat up or malfunction.
D
Printing Images
In addition to printing images transferred to a computer from your personal printer and printing
over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing
images saved on the memory card:
• 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 images and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print set option in the playback menu (A 109).
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
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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If the PictBridge Startup Screen Is Not Displayed
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Set the Charge by computer option (A 174)
in the camera’s setup menu to Off and reconnect the cable.
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Images One at a Time
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 152), follow the
procedures described below to print an image.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
desired image and press the k button.
Print selection
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 12
thumbnails, and g (i) to switch back to full-frame
playback.
2
Choose Copies and press the k button.
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PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
Exit
3
Choose the desired number of copies (up to
nine) and press the k button.
Copies
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1
4
Exit
4
Choose Paper size and press the k button.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
Exit
5
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using settings on the printer, choose
Default in the paper size option.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
A4
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
Exit
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6
Choose Start print and press the k button.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
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Exit
7
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the screen shown in step 1
when printing is complete.
Printing
002 / 004
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
Printing Multiple Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 152), follow the
procedures described below to print multiple images.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
The Print menu screen is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Paper
size and press the k button.
To exit the print menu, press the d button.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Exit
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3
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using settings on the printer, choose
Default in the paper size option.
Paper size
Exit
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
Exit
Print selection
Choose images (up to 99) and the number of
Print selection
10
copies (up to nine) of each.
• Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or
1
1
3
K to select images, and press H or I to
specify the number of copies to be printed.
• Images selected for printing can be identified
by the check mark (y) and the numeral
Back
indicating the number of copies to be
printed. If no copies have been specified for
images, the selection is canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback or f
(h) to display 12 thumbnails.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• When the screen shown on the right is
Print selection
displayed, choose Start print and press the
k button to start printing.
0 1 0 prints
Choose Cancel and press the k button to
return to the print menu.
Start print
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Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
A4
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
Cancel
Exit
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Print all images
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One copy each of all images saved in the
internal memory, or on the memory card, is
printed.
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, choose Start print and press the
k button to start print. Choose Cancel and
press the k button to return to the print
menu.
Print all images
0 1 8 prints
Start print
Cancel
Exit
DPOF printing
Print images for which a print order was created
using the Print set option (A 109).
• When the screen shown on the 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
images, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
0 1 0 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
Exit
View images
10
Back
5
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the screen shown in step 2
when printing is complete.
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Printing
002 / 010
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the printer
connected to the camera), 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 printer will be displayed.
Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
Welcome screen
A 159
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned on.
A 160
Date
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Monitor settings
A 163
Adjust photo information display, image review, and monitor brightness settings.
Date imprint
A 165
Imprint shooting date and time on images.
Vibration reduction
A 166
Choose whether or not vibration reduction is enabled.
Motion detection
A 168
Enable or disable motion detection, which reduces the effects of subject movement
and camera shake in still images.
AF assist
A 169
Digital zoom
A 169
Enable or disable digital zoom.
Sound settings
A 170
Adjust sound settings.
Auto off
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Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator.
A 171
Set the amount of time that passes before the monitor turns off to save power.
Format memory/Format card
A 172
Format internal memory or memory card.
Language
A 173
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
TV settings
A 173
Adjust settings necessary for connection to television.
Charge by computer
A 174
Choose whether or not to charge the camera battery when connecting to a
computer via the USB cable.
Blink warning
A 175
Specify whether or not the camera detects human faces that have blinked with
shooting using face detection.
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Setup Menu
A 177
Reset all
Restore camera settings to default values.
A 179
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
Displaying the Setup Menu
1
Press the d button.
The menu is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in x (scene
auto selector), j (night landscape), or e
(night portrait), press the rotary multi
selector (A 9) J to display the tabs.
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Exit
Shooting menu
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Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Exit
3
Press H or I to choose the z tab.
Set up
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
Exit
4
Press K or the k button.
The setup menu items can be selected.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings
(A 9).
To exit the setup menu, press the d button or J to
select a different tab.
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Set up
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
Exit
Setup Menu
Welcome Screen
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Welcome screen
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned
on.
None (default setting)
The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying the welcome
screen.
COOLPIX
The camera displays a welcome screen and enters shooting or playback mode.
Select an image
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Displays an image selected for the welcome screen. When the image selection
screen is displayed, select an image (A 115) and press the k button.
• As the selected image is saved by the camera, it will be displayed when the
camera is turned on even if the original image is deleted.
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 44) setting of p 3968 × 2232, copies
created at a size of 320 × 240 or smaller using the small picture (A 127) or crop
(A 128) function, and still images saved while recording high-definition or Full
HD movies (A 131) cannot be selected.
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Date
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Date
Set the camera clock.
Date
Set camera clock to current date and time.
Use the rotary multi selector to set the date and time
in the date screen.
• Select an item: press K or J (changes between D,
M, Y, hour, minute, DMY (the order in which the
day, month, and year are displayed)).
• Edit the highlighted item: rotate the rotary multi
selector or press H or I.
• Apply the setting: finally, select DMY and press the
k button or K (A 19).
DMY (the order in which
the day, month, and year
are displayed)
Date
D
M
Y
15
11
2010
15
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Edit
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Time zone
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving is enabled or disabled.
When the travel destination (x) is selected, local time (A 162) is automatically
calculated and images are saved with the shooting date and time of the selected
region. This can be useful when travelling.
Selecting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Time
zone and press the k button.
The Time zone screen is displayed.
Date
15/11/2010 15:30
Date
Time zone
Exit
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.
Time zone
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London, Casablanca
Home time zone
Travel destination
Exit
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3
Press K.
The travel destination screen is displayed.
Time zone
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London, Casablanca
Home time zone
Travel destination
Exit
4
Press J or K to choose the travel destination
time zone.
If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to enable
daylight saving time function. W is displayed at the top
of the monitor and the camera clock is advanced one
hour. Press I to disable the daylight saving time
function.
Press the k button to apply the travel destination time
zone.
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Back
Time zone
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E DT: N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o, L i m a
Home time zone
Travel destination
Exit
B
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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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E DT:
N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o
Lima
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 Date on Images
Enable date imprint from the Date imprint option (A 165) in the setup menu after the date and
time have been set. When the Date imprint option is enabled, images will be saved with shooting
date imprinted on them.
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Setup Menu
D
Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time zones not listed below, set the camera clock to local time from the Date 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 158) M Monitor settings
Set the options below.
Photo info
Choose information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback
mode. ➝ (A 164)
Image review
On (default setting): The captured image is displayed immediately after
shooting, and then the camera returns to the shooting
screen.
Off: The captured image is not displayed after shooting.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
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Setup Menu
Photo Info
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.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Show info
4/
35
4
The same information as in Show info is displayed. If no operations are
Auto info
performed after a few seconds, the display will be the same as Hide
(default setting) info. The information is displayed again when an operation is
performed.
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Hide info
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35
Framing grid
164
In addition to information shown
with Auto info above, a framing
grid is displayed to help frame
pictures in A (auto) mode. In
other shooting modes, the same
information as in Auto info is
displayed.
4/
4
The same information as in Auto
info is displayed.
Setup Menu
Date Imprint (Imprinting Date and Time)
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Date imprint
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the
images with shooting, allowing the information to be
printed even from printers that do not support date
printing (A 112).
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f
Date
Date is imprinted on images.
S
Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on images.
k Off (default setting)
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor during shooting (A 6).
However, when Off is selected, no icon is displayed.
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Date and time are not imprinted on images.
Notes on Date Imprint
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time
cannot be imprinted on images after they have been captured.
• The date cannot be imprinted in the following situations:
- When using the R (backlighting) (when HDR is set to On), Museum, or Panorama assist
scene mode
- When using continuous shooting mode (except multi-shot 16)
- When shooting movies
- When the image is a still image saved during movie recording
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 44) of O 640 × 480 may be difficult to read.
Choose an Image mode setting of N 1024 × 768 or higher when using date imprint.
• The date is saved using the format selected in the setup menu’s Date item (A 18, 160).
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Date Imprint and Print Set
When printing from DPOF-compatible printers that support the printing of shooting date and photo
information, the date and information can be printed without imprinting this information on them
using settings in the Print set option (A 109).
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Vibration Reduction
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Vibration reduction
Choose a vibration reduction option for shooting.
Vibration reduction effectively reduces blur, caused by slight hand movement
known as camera shake, which commonly occurs when shooting with zoom
applied or at slow shutter speeds. The effects of camera shake are reduced when
recording movies, in addition to when taking still pictures.
Set Vibration reduction to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera
during shooting.
V
On (hybrid)
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The effects of camera shake are corrected optically using a lens shift method, and
electronic vibration reduction is used to process still images that are captured in the
following situations.
• When the flash does not fire
• When the shutter speed is slower than 1/60 seconds.
• When Self-timer is set to Off
• When ISO sensitivity is 200 or lower
g
On (default setting)
The effects of camera shake are corrected using a lens shift method.
Camera automatically detects the panning direction and only corrects for vibration
due to camera shake. When the camera is panned, for example, vibration reduction
reduces only vertical shake. If the camera is tilted, vibration reduction affects only
horizontal shake.
k Off
Vibration reduction is not enabled.
The current vibration reduction setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor
with shooting (A 6, 23). When Off is selected, no icon is displayed.
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B
Notes on Vibration Reduction
• Vibration reduction may take a few seconds to activate after the power is turned on, or the camera
enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the image of the monitor stabilizes before
shooting.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may be displayed blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
• Vibration reduction cannot be used for movies that are recorded when Movie options in the
movie menu is set to HS movie.
• When On (hybrid) is selected, electronic vibration reduction may not be able to correct the
image if vibrations are very small or very large.
• When On (hybrid) is selected, electronic vibration reduction is disabled if shutter speed is fast or
very slow.
• When electronic vibration reduction is operating while On (hybrid) is selected, the shutter is
released twice for each shot and then the image is corrected, therefore more time is needed to
save images. The Shutter sound (A 170) is heard only once. One image is saved.
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Setup Menu
Motion Detection
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera
shake when shooting still images.
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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 mode is set to fill-flash
• In A (auto) mode, when ISO sensitivity (A 49) is set to any setting other than
Auto
• In the following scene modes:
- j (night landscape) (A 58)
- e (night portrait) (A 59)
- R (backlighting) (A 60)
- Dusk/dawn (A 63), Museum (A 66), Fireworks show (A 66)
• In subject tracking mode (A 70)
• In continuous shooting mode (A 73)
k Off (default setting)
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.
B
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Auto
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 images captured using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
Setup Menu
AF Assist
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator, which assists autofocus operation when the
subject is dimly lit.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illuminator will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
dimly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 8.0 m (26 ft.) at the maximum wideangle position and about 4.0 m (13 ft.) at the maximum telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes or focus areas even when Auto is selected, AFassist illuminator may not light.
Off
AF-assist illuminator does not light. The camera may be unable to focus under dim
lighting.
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
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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 when recording movies).
B
Notes on Digital Zoom
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When using the scene auto selector, j (night landscape), e (night portrait), R (backlighting)
(when HDR is set to On), and Portrait scene modes
- When using subject tracking mode
- When continuous shooting mode is set to Multi-shot 16
- When using a (smile timer)
• While digital zoom is in effect, metering is set to center-weighted or spot metering.
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Sound Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) 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.
Shutter sound cannot be heard in the following situation, even if On is selected.
• When Museum is selected in scene mode
• When continuous shooting mode is selected
• When a still image is being saved while recording a movie
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Auto Off
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Auto off
If no operations are performed for a specified amount of time, the monitor turns
off and the camera enters standby mode (A 17).
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode from
30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min.
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When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
• When the camera is in standby mode, the power-on lamp blinks.
• If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.
• When the power-on lamp is blinking, the following operations will turn the monitor back on.
- Pressing the power switch, shutter-release button, c button, or b (movie-record) button.
- Rotating the mode dial.
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Auto Off
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• While menus are displayed: 3 minutes
• During slide show playback: up to 30 minutes
• When the AC adapter EH-62F is connected: 30 minutes
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Format Memory/Format Card
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Format memory/Format card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
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
Exit
Formatting a Memory Card
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When a 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
Exit
B
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Format card
Notes on Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data. Be sure
to transfer important images to a computer before formatting.
• Album icon settings (A 97) are reset to their default settings (number icons) when the internal
memory or memory card is formatted.
• 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 S8100.
Setup Menu
Language
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Language
Choose one of 24 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
Czech
Danish
German
(default setting)
Spanish
Greek
French
Indonesian
Italian
Hungarian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Finnish
Swedish
Turkish
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Thai
Arabic
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M TV settings
Adjust settings for connection to a television.
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TV Settings
Video mode
Choose from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Choose an image resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting), 480p, 720p,
or 1080i. When Auto is selected, the option best suited to the high-definition TV to
which the camera is connected is automatically selected from 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
HDMI device control
Select whether or not the camera can receive signals from a TV that supports the
HDMI-CEC standard when is connected to the TV via HDMI.
When On (default setting) is selected, the TV’s remote control can be used in place of
the rotary multi selector and zoom control to control the camera during playback.
Image selection, movie playback and pause, and switching between full-frame
playback mode and 4-image thumbnail display mode are available.
• Refer to the TV’s operating instructions for information about the TV’s HDMI-CEC compatibility.
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HDMI and HDMI-CEC
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a multimedia interface. HDMI-CEC (HDMI-Consumer
Electronics Control) allows compatible devices to inter-operate.
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Charge by Computer
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Charge by computer
Choose whether or not the battery inserted into the camera is charged when the
camera is connected to a computer via the USB cable (A 150).
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 images 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 158) M Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked
using face detection (A 52) when shooting in the following modes.
• A (auto) mode (when Face priority (A 50) is selected for AF area mode
option).
• In the following scene modes:
- Scene auto selector (A 56)
- e (night portrait) (A 59)
- Portrait (A 61)
On
Off (default setting)
Blink warning is not enabled.
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Basic Camera Setup
When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked in an
image captured using face detection, the Did someone blink? screen is displayed
in the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed by a
yellow border. Should this occur, check the image and determine whether or not
another image should be captured.
See “Operating the Blink Warning Screen” (A 176) for more information.
Note on Blink Warning
Blink warning does not function when using continuous shooting mode or smile timer (A 34).
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Operating the Blink Warning Screen
When the Did someone blink? screen shown on the
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
Function
Control
Enlarge the detected
face that blinked
g (i)
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
f (h)
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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 to switch the
display to another face.
Select the face to be
displayed
Delete the image
Description
l
Press the l button.
k
Switch to shooting
mode
Press the k button or shutter-release button.
Setup Menu
Reset All
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default
values.
Basic Shooting Functions
Option
Flash mode (A 30)
Default value
Auto
Self-timer (A 33)
Off
Macro mode (A 36)
Off
Creative slider adjustment (A 38)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 40, 41)
0.0
Shooting Menu
Default value
I 4000 × 3000
White balance (A 46)
Auto
Metering (A 48)
Matrix
ISO sensitivity (A 49)
Auto
AF area mode (A 50)
Face priority
Autofocus mode (A 54)
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Option
Image mode (A 44)
Single AF
Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Scene menu (A 55)
Portrait
Hue adjustment in Food mode (A 65)
Center
Backlighting Menu
Option
HDR (A 60)
Default value
Off
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Subject Tracking Menu
Option
Autofocus mode (A 72)
Default value
Full-time AF
Continuous Shooting Menu
Option
Continuous (A 75)
Default value
Continuous H
Movie Menu
Option
Movie options (A 134)
Open with HS footage (A 139)
Autofocus mode (A 135)
Wind noise reduction (A 136)
On
Single AF
Off
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Setup Menu
Option
Welcome screen (A 159)
Photo info (A 163)
Image review (A 163)
Brightness (A 163)
Default value
None
Auto info
On
3
Date imprint (A 165)
Off
Vibration reduction (A 166)
On
Motion detection (A 168)
AF assist (A 169)
Off
Auto
Digital zoom (A 169)
On
Button sound (A 170)
On
Shutter sound (A 170)
On
Auto off (A 171)
1 min
HDMI (A 173)
Auto
HDMI device control (A 173)
On
Charge by computer (A 174)
Auto
Blink warning (A 175)
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Default value
Movie HD 1080pP (1920 × 1080)
Off
Setup Menu
Others
Option
Default value
Paper size (A 153, 154)
Frame interval for Slide show (A 113)
Default
3s
• Selecting Reset all also clears the current file number (A 185) from memory.
Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file
numbering to “0001”, delete all images saved in the internal memory or on the
memory card (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 47) acquired for White balance
Playback menu:
Sequence display options (A 121), Choose key picture (A 121)
Setup menu:
Date (A 160), Language (A 173), Video mode under TV settings (A 173)
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Firmware Version
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 158) M Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
CO O L P I X S 8100 Ve r. x . x
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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 saved on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
B
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 saved 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 COOLPIX S8100 using the Charging AC adapter EH-68P or a computer, the
charge capacity may decrease at ambient temperatures 45 °C to 60 °C (113 °F to 140 °F).
• The battery is not charged at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 60 °C (140 °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 run it flat before removing
it for storage. The battery should be stored in a cool location with an ambient temperature of 15 to
25 °C (59 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 are drawn from the battery even when not in use. This
may result in excessive draining of the battery and complete loss of 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, replace the supplied
terminal cover 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-EL12 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.
181
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
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.
C
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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 saved using the
product will not be affected.
• 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-EL12
Charging AC adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P*, EH-68P (AR)*
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-65
AC Adapter EH-62F
Connecting the EH-62F
AC adapter
Be sure that the AC adapter cord has been properly aligned in
AC adapter and battery chamber grooves before closing the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. If the cord is not
properly aligned in the grooves, the cover and cord may be
damaged when the cover is closed.
USB cable
USB Cable UC-E6
Audio/video cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
* When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as necessary.
For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
Technical Notes and Index
183
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
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 will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device
supports 2 GB cards.
SDHC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that
device supports SDHC.
3 SDXC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
2
Technical Notes and Index
184
SDHC memory card 2
Image/Sound File and Folder Names
Images, 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 images (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies
DSCN
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
SSCN
Cropped copies (voice memo
attachment included)
RSCN
Images created by an image
editing function other than
crop and small picture (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies created by movie
editing function
FSCN
Extension (indicates file format)
Still images
.JPG
Movies
.MOV
Voice memos
.WAV
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
Technical Notes and Index
• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by an identifier:
“P_” plus a three-digit sequential number for images captured in Panorama
assist scene mode (e.g. “101P_001”; A 68) and “NIKON” for all other images
(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 image
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 119).
• 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 an image is captured. If the current folder is numbered
999 and contains 200 files, or an image is numbered 9999, no further images
can be captured until the internal memory or memory card is formatted
(A 172), or a new memory card is inserted.
185
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.
160
B
Battery running low.
Prepare to charge or replace
battery.
12, 14
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Charge or replace 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, this message will
disappear, the monitor will
turn off, and the power-on
17
lamp will blink rapidly. After
the lamp blinks for three
minutes, the camera will turn
off automatically. Pressing the
power switch also turns off
the camera.
N
The camera will turn
off to prevent
overheating.
Inside of the camera has
become hot. The
camera turns off
automatically.
Leave the camera off until the
inside of the camera has
cooled and then turn it on
again.
–
Q (● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
26, 27
51
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
saving is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when saving 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 terminals are
clean.
• Confirm that memory card
is correctly inserted.
P
This card cannot be
used.
P
This card cannot be
read.
186
Problem
O (blinks)
184
20
20
Error Messages
Display
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
u
Out of memory.
Memory card has not
been formatted for use
in COOLPIX S8100.
Memory card is full.
A
Solution
Formatting deletes all data
saved on the memory card. Be
sure to select No and make
copies of any images which
need to be kept before
21
formatting the memory card.
Select Yes and press the k
button to format the memory
card.
•
•
•
•
Choose smaller image size.
Delete images.
Insert new memory card.
Remove memory card and
use internal memory.
44
29, 140
20
20
Error occurred while
saving image.
Format internal memory or
memory card.
172
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
Insert a new memory card or
format internal memory or
memory card.
20, 172
Image cannot be used
for welcome screen.
The following images cannot
be registered as welcome
screen.
• Images captured at an
Image mode setting of p
3968 × 2232
• Images created using the
159
small picture or crop
functions that are 320 × 240
or smaller in size
• Still images captured while
recording high-definition or
full high-definition movies
Insufficient space to
save a copy.
Delete images from
destination.
29, 140
N
Over 200 images have
Album is full. No
already been added to
further pictures can be
album.
added.
• Remove some images from
album.
• Add to other albums.
95
P
Sound file cannot be
saved.
• Voice memos cannot be
attached to movies.
• Select an image captured
with COOLPIX S8100.
–
A voice memo cannot
be attached to this file.
Technical Notes and Index
P
Image cannot be
saved.
Problem
92
118
187
Error Messages
Display
Problem
Cannot edit selected
image.
• Select images that support
editing function.
• Movies cannot be edited.
u
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
saving movie on the
memory card.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
20
No images in the
internal memory or
memory card.
• Remove the memory card
from the camera to play
back images saved in the
camera’s internal memory.
• To copy image from
internal memory to
memory card, press the
d button. The copy
screen will be displayed
and images in the internal
memory can be copied to
memory card.
No images have been
added to the selected
album.
• Add images to the album.
• Choose an album to which
images are added.
92
94
No images are
contained in the
category selected in
auto sort mode.
Select the category
102
containing the sorted images.
N
Memory contains no
images.
Technical Notes and Index
188
A
Solution
N
Image cannot be
modified.
122
–
20
119
N
File contains no image
data.
File not created with the
COOLPIX S8100.
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 images available for
a slide show.
–
113
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Image is protected.
Disable protection.
114
N
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same
time zone as home.
–
162
Error Messages
Display
Problem
P
Mode dial is not in the
proper position.
The mode dial is not set
to the correct position.
A
Solution
Rotate the mode dial to select
42
the desired mode.
Do not hold down the flash.
24
Lens error
Q
Turn camera off and then on
again. If error persists, contact
retailer or Nikon-authorized
service representative.
22
Turn camera off and
reconnect USB cable.
152
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.
12, 17
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
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.*
–
Lens error.
Error occurred during
P
communication with
Communications error
printer.
PR
Ink error.
Printer error: check ink
Replace ink cartridge, select
Running out of ink or ink
PR
Resume, and press the k
Printer error: out of ink cartridge is empty.
button to resume printing.*
Technical Notes and Index
Flash is held down by
u
fingers and other
Flash is not fully raised.
objects.
–
189
Error Messages
Display
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
Problem
Solution
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
Select Cancel and press the
k button to cancel printing.
A
–
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
Technical Notes and Index
190
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
The battery inserted in
the camera cannot be
charged.
Camera cannot be
turned on.
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, charging the battery inserted in the
camera may not be possible via computer
connection.
14
174
150
150
–
• Battery is exhausted.
22
• The camera cannot be turned on while connected to 14
an electrical outlet via the Charging AC Adapter.
22
171
181
14
146,
148,
152
–
17
8, 11,
17
Monitor is blank.
• Camera is off.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the power
switch, shutter-release button, or the c button, or
rotate the mode dial.
• When flash lamp blinks, wait until flash has charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via A/V cable or HDMI
cable.
Monitor is hard to read.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
163
182
Technical Notes and Index
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save power.
• The camera and battery may not perform properly if
they are cold.
• The camera turns off if the Charging AC Adapter is
Camera turns off without
connected while the camera is on.
warning.
• The camera turns off if the USB cable connecting it to
a computer or printer is disconnected. Reconnect
the USB cable.
• Inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the
camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled,
and then try turning it on again.
32
146
143
191
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not set”
indicator blinks with shooting and movie recording.
Images and movies saved before clock is set are
Date and time of
dated “00/00/0000 00:00” or “01/01/2010 00:00”
recording are not correct.
respectively. Set the correct time and date from the
Date option in the setup menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more accurate
timepieces and reset as required.
18,
160
160
No indicators displayed
in monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
163
Date imprint not
available.
Camera clock has not been set.
18,
160
• The current shooting mode is one that does not
support Date imprint.
• The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
• The date cannot be imprinted on still images saved
during movie recording.
165
Date not imprinted on
images even when Date
imprint is enabled.
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to
their default values.
18,
161
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 camera will turn off
automatically. Pressing the power switch also turns off
the camera.
17
Camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when shooting movies
for an extended period of time or when the camera is
used in a hot area; this is not a malfunction.
–
Screen for setting date
and time is displayed
when camera is turned
on.
–
–
Technical Notes and Index
Camera settings reset.
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 saved
to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data
already saved will not be affected.
192
Troubleshooting
Shooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
143,
146,
152
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
Disconnect HDMI cable or USB cable.
8, 28
No image captured when the
shutter-release button is
pressed.
• When camera is in playback mode, press the
c button or shutter-release button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d
button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
• The intended subject is one with which
autofocus does not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Turn camera off and then on again.
27
Camera cannot focus.
Images are blurred.
• Use flash.
• Enable vibration reduction or motion
detection.
• Use D (best shot selector).
• Use tripod and self-timer.
30
166,
168
75
33
Bright specks appear in images Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Set the flash
captured with flash.
mode setting to W (off).
Digital zoom cannot be used.
22
32
169
17
31
• Flash mode is set to W (off).
• Scene mode with which the flash does not
fire is selected.
• Flash is not fully raised. Do not hold down the
flash.
• Another function that restricts flash is
enabled.
30
58
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
• Digital zoom is not available in the following
situations.
- When using the scene auto selector, j
(night landscape), e (night portrait), R
(backlighting) (when HDR is set to On), and
Portrait scene modes
- When using subject tracking mode
- When continuous shooting mode is set to
Multi-shot 16
- When using a (smile timer)
169
24
78
Technical Notes and Index
Flash does not fire.
10
56, 58,
59, 60,
61
70
75
34
193
Troubleshooting
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
194
Cause/Solution
A
Image mode not available.
• Another function that restricts the Image
78
mode option is enabled.
• Available image modes differ according to the 44
current shooting mode.
No sound when shutter is
released.
Off is selected for Sound settings>Shutter
sound in setup menu. No sound is heard with
some shooting modes and settings, even when
On is selected.
170
AF-assist illuminator does not
light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option 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.
58-67,
169
Images appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
182
Colors are unnatural.
White balance or hue is not adjusted properly.
37, 46,
65
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.
30
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
49
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
•
•
•
•
•
•
The flash mode is set to W (off).
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Increase ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Select R (backlighting) or
set the flash mode to X (fill flash).
30
24
30
40, 41
49
30, 60
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
40, 41
Unexpected results when flash
set to V (auto with red-eye
reduction).
When using V (auto with red-eye reduction)
or e (night portrait) to take pictures using the
flash, In-Camera Red Eye Fix may be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye. Use any shooting
mode other than e (night portrait), change the
flash mode to any setting other than V (auto
with red-eye reduction), and then try taking a
picture again.
30, 59
Troubleshooting
Problem
Saving images takes time.
Cause/Solution
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 taking pictures in the following scene
modes.
- j (night landscape)
- e (night portrait)
- R (backlighting) (when HDR is set to On)
• When using continuous shooting mode.
A
31
32
58
59
60
73
Playback
Problem
File cannot be played back.
Cannot record or play back
voice memos.
Cannot use quick retouch,
D-Lighting, skin softening,
small picture, or crop.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos can only be attached to images
captured with the COOLPIX S8100. Voice
memos attached to images using another
camera cannot be played back on this
camera.
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• Images captured at an Image mode setting
of p 3968 × 2232 and still images captured
while recording high-definition or full highdefinition movies cannot be edited.
• Select images that support quick retouch,
D-Lighting, skin softening, small picture, or
crop.
• The COOLPIX S8100 is not able to edit images
captured with another make or model of
digital camera.
140
118
140
44
Technical Notes and Index
Cannot zoom in on image.
Cause/Solution
A
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by –
computer or other make of camera.
• The COOLPIX S8100 is not able to play back
140
movies recorded with another make or model
of digital camera.
Playback zoom cannot be used with movies,
small pictures, or images that have been
–
cropped to a size of 320 × 240 or smaller.
123
122
195
Troubleshooting
Problem
Images not displayed on
television.
Cause/Solution
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in
the TV settings setup menu.
• Both an HDMI cable and an audio/video
cable, or both an HDMI cable and a USB cable
are connected.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card. Remove the memory card to
play back images from the internal memory.
143,
146
20
Technical Notes and Index
Album icons are reset to their
default icons, images added to
albums cannot be displayed in
favorite pictures mode.
Data saved in the internal memory or on the
memory card may not be played back correctly
if overwritten by a computer.
100
The saved images are not
displayed in auto sort mode.
• The desired image was sorted to a category
other than the category currently displayed.
• Images saved by a camera other than the
COOLPIX S8100 and images copied using the
Copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort
mode.
• Images saved in the internal memory or on
the memory card may not be played back
correctly if overwritten by a computer.
• Up to 999 images and movies in total can be
added to each category. If the desired
category already contains 999 images or
movies in total, new images or movies cannot
be added.
•
•
•
•
•
•
17
22
146
–
145
149
Nikon Transfer 2 does not start
when camera is connected.
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly 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 images 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.
196
A
173
–
102
–
102
174
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card.
20
• Remove the memory card to print images
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 sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper
size.
153,
154
–
Technical Notes and Index
197
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Digital Camera
Type
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Lens
Focal length
f/-number
Construction
Digital zoom
Vibration reduction
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range (from
lens)
Focus-area selection
Monitor
Technical Notes and Index
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Image size
(pixels)
198
Compact digital camera
12.1 million
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.75 million total pixels
10× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
5.4-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-300 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/3.5-5.6
10 elements in 8 groups
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Combination of lens-shift and electronic VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift (movies)
Contrast-detect AF
• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞,
[T]: Approx. 1 m (3 ft. 4 in.) to ∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ (wide-angle position)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), manual with 99
focus areas, center, subject tracking
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD
with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 102 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
card
DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
• 12M (High) [4000 × 3000P]
• 12M [4000 × 3000]
• 8M [3264 × 2448]
• 5M [2592 × 1944]
• 3M [2048 × 1536]
• PC [1024 × 768]
• VGA [640 × 480]
• 16:9 [3968 × 2232]
Specifications
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
•
•
•
•
ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400)
Sport continuous (ISO 160 to 3200)
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Shutter
Speed
I/O terminal
Supported languages
Power sources
Charging time
Battery life
(EN-EL12)
Tripod socket
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
[W]: 0.5 to 4.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13 ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 2.5 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft. 2 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini
connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 3 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC
Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) and when no charge remains)
Still pictures*: Approx. 210 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080pP)
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx. 104.0 × 59.2 × 29.9 mm (4.1 × 2.4 × 1.2 in.) (excluding
projections)
Approx. 209 g (7.4 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Technical Notes and Index
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Video output
HDMI output
256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2× or
more)
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and
exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
• 1/2000 -2 s
• 1/4000 -1/120 s (sport continuous mode)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration, smile timer
199
Specifications
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Less than 85 % (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 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 I 4000 × 3000. Battery life may vary
depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Type
Rated capacity
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
DC 3.7 V, 1050 mAh
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Approx. 32 × 43.8 × 7.9 mm (1.3 × 1.7 × 0.3 in.)
Approx. 22.5 g (0.8 oz) (excluding terminal cover)
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR)
Technical Notes and Index
Rated input
Rated capacity
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
B
200
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.065-0.04 A
6.5–9.6 VA
DC 5.0 V, 0.5 A
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
EH-68P: Approx. 55 × 22 × 65 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.6 in.)
EH-68P (AR): Approx. 55 × 51.6 × 66 mm (2.2 × 2.0 × 2.6 in.)
EH-68P: Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz)
EH-68P (AR): Approx. 65 g (2.3 oz)
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.
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
images to be printed from print orders saved on memory cards.
• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
version 2.2 for digital still cameras, a standard that allows information saved 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
201
Index
Symbols
Technical Notes and Index
R 69
k (apply selection) button 9
b (movie-record) button 8
g (tele) 25
f (wide) 25
o Exposure compensation 41
A Auto mode 22
F Auto sort mode 100
R Backlighting 60
d button 8, 10, 43, 90, 108, 132, 158
C Continuous shooting mode 73, 75
l Delete button 9, 29, 118, 140
h Favorite pictures mode 92
m Flash mode 31
C List by date mode 104
p Macro mode 36
D Movie menu 132
j Night landscape 58
e Night portrait 59
c Playback button 8, 28
c Playback menu 107
c Playback mode 28
i Playback zoom 88
C Scene 55
x Scene Auto Selector 56
n Self timer 33
z Setup 157
A Shooting menu 43
s Subject tracking mode 70, 72
h Thumbnail playback 85, 87
A
AC adapter 183
AF area mode 50
AF assist 169
Album 97
Aperture 26
Aperture value 26
Audio/video cable 143, 183
Audio/video-in jack 143
202
Auto 30, 46
Auto mode 22
Auto off 171
Auto sort menu 103
Auto sort mode 100
Autofocus 36, 54, 135
Autofocus mode 54, 72, 135
AV cable 143
B
Backlighting R 60
Battery 12, 14, 161
Battery chamber 5
Battery charger 16, 183
Battery latch 5, 12
Battery level 22
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
12, 20
Beach Z 62
Best shot selector 76
Blink warning 175, 176
Brightness 163
BSS 76
Button sound 170
C
Calendar display 87
Center-weighted 48
Charge by computer 174
Charge lamp 5, 15, 150
Charger 14, 183
Charging AC Adapter 14, 183
Choose key picture 121
Close-up k 64
Cloudy 46
Compression ratio 44
Computer 145
Connector cover 5
Continuous menu 75
Continuous shooting mode 73
Copy n 67
Copying images 119
Index
Creative slider 38
Crop 128
D
Date 18, 160
Date imprint 165
Daylight 46
Daylight saving time 18, 161
Delete 29, 84, 118, 140
Digital zoom 25, 169
Direct print 151
D-Lighting 125
DPOF 201
DPOF print 156
DSCN 185
Dusk/dawn i 63
E
EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) 14
EN-EL12 12, 14
Exposure compensation 37, 41
Extension 185
Eyelet for camera strap 5
Face detection 52
Face priority 50
Favorite pictures 92
Favorite pictures menu 96
Favorite pictures mode 94
File name 185
Fill flash 30
Fireworks show m 66
Firmware version 179
Fixed range auto 49
Flash 30, 46
Flash lamp 32
Flash mode 30
Flash off 30
Fluorescent 46
Focus 26, 50
Focus indicator 6
Focus lock 51
H
HDMI cable 143
HDMI device control 173
HS movie 137, 139
Hue 37
I
Identifier 185
Image copy 119
Image mode 44, 45
Image review 163
Image size 44
Incandescent 46
Internal memory 20
Internal memory indicator 23
ISO sensitivity 31, 49
J
JPG 185
L
Landscape c 61
Language 173
Lens 4, 198
Lens cover 4
List by date menu 106
List by date mode 104
Technical Notes and Index
F
Folder name 185
Food u 65
Format internal memory 172
Format memory card 21, 172
Formatting 21, 172
FSCN 185
Full-frame playback 28, 80
Full-time AF 54, 135
M
Macro mode 36
Matrix 48
Maximum movie length 135
Memory capacity 22
Memory card 20, 184
Memory card slot 20
Metering 48
203
Index
Microphone 4
Monitor 6, 182
Monitor settings 163
More on Shooting 42
Motion detection 168
MOV 185
Movie Editing 141
Movie menu 132
Movie options 132
Movie playback 140
Movie recording 129
Movie-record button 8
Multi-shot 16 76
Museum l 66
Q
Quick retouch 124
R
Night landscape j 58
Night portrait e 59
Nikon Transfer 2 145, 146
Number of exposures remaining 22, 45
Rechargeable battery 183
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 12, 14, 183
Recording movies 129
Recording slow motion movies 137
Red-eye reduction 30, 32
Remove from favorites 95
Reset all 177
Rotary multi selector 9
Rotate image 116
RSCN 185
O
S
Optical zoom 25
Optional accessories 183
Output connector 143
Scene auto selector 56
Scene auto selector x 56
Scene mode 55, 58
Self-timer 33
Self-timer lamp 33
Sequence display options 121
Setup menu 157
Shooting 22, 24, 26
Shooting information 82
Shooting menu 43
Shutter sound 170
Shutter speed 26
Shutter-release button 8, 11, 26
Single AF 54, 135
Skin softening 126
Slide show 113
Slow sync 30
Small picture 127
Snow z 62
Sound settings 170
N
Technical Notes and Index
204
Pre-shooting cache 77
Print 109, 153, 154
Print set 109
Print set date option 110, 112
Printer 151
Protect 114
P
Panorama assist p 67, 68
Panorama Maker 5 145, 149
Paper size 153, 154
Party/indoor f 62
Photo info 163
PictBridge 151, 201
Playback 28, 85, 87, 88, 118, 140
Playback menu 107
Playback mode 28
Playback mode menu 90
Playback zoom 88
Portrait b 61
Power 17, 18, 22
Power switch 8, 17, 18, 22
Power-on lamp 8, 17, 18, 22
Preset manual 47
Index
Speaker 4
Sport continuous 76
SSCN 185
Strap 11
Subject tracking menu 72
Subject tracking mode 70
Sunset h 63
T
Television 143
Thumbnail display 85
Thumbnail playback 85
Time difference 162
Time zone 160, 162
Tripod socket 5, 199
TV 143
TV Settings 173
U
USB cable 146, 152, 183
USB/audio/video output connector 145,
146
V
W
WAV 185
Welcome screen 159
White balance 46
Wind Noise Reduction 136
Technical Notes and Index
Vibration reduction 166
Video mode 173
ViewNX 2 145, 149
Voice memo 117
Volume 118, 140
Z
Zoom control 8, 140
Zoom in 25
Zoom out 25
205
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