Alpine IVA-W203 Washer User Manual

DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Pictures
Movie Recording and Playback
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Basic Camera Setup
Caring for the Camera
Technical Notes and Index
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
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 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 inserted into the camera
by connecting the Charging AC
Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR)
(supplied).
• When inserting the battery, do not
attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery or attempt to remove or
break the battery insulation or
casing.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• 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
Notice for Customers in the
U.S.A.
• Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television
technician for help.
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.
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or
modifications made to this device that
are not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING
Handling the cord on this product will
expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747-3064
USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
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Notices
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.
Notice for customers in Europe
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.
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety........................................................................................................................................ ii
WARNINGS.................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1
About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1
Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2
Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4
The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4
The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................6
Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 8
The A (Shooting Mode) Button...................................................................................................................8
The c (Playback) Button..................................................................................................................................8
The b (Movie-record) Button ........................................................................................................................8
The Rotary Multi Selector...................................................................................................................................9
The d Button....................................................................................................................................................10
Switching Between Tabs.................................................................................................................................10
Help Displays..........................................................................................................................................................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
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 22
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode .......................................................22
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode...............................................................................................23
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................24
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................25
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................26
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures .................................................................................28
Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode)..................................................................................................28
Deleting Pictures..................................................................................................................................................28
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................30
Raising and Lowering the Built-in Flash ................................................................................................30
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................31
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................33
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................34
Adjusting Brightness, Vividness, and Hue in A (Auto) Mode.............................................35
Operation in Creative Slider Screen .........................................................................................................35
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation) in Other Shooting Modes..................39
More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 40
Selecting a Shooting Mode ..............................................................................................................40
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)............................................................41
A Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size)..................................................................................42
B White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ........................................................................................................44
G Metering.........................................................................................................................................................46
C Continuous ...................................................................................................................................................47
E ISO Sensitivity .............................................................................................................................................48
G AF Area Mode..............................................................................................................................................49
I Autofocus Mode ......................................................................................................................................52
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously ........................................................53
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................55
Selecting a Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................55
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) .............56
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features).....................................................................58
Shooting for a Panorama................................................................................................................................65
Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode).........................................................................67
Smart Portrait Menu...........................................................................................................................................69
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)......................................................70
Subject Tracking Menu ....................................................................................................................................72
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More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 73
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................73
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information ..................................................................74
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ......................................................................75
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................77
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................78
Selecting a Playback Mode...............................................................................................................79
Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode ..............................................................................................80
Viewing Pictures in Auto Sort Mode........................................................................................................80
Operations in Auto Sort Mode ....................................................................................................................82
Auto Sort Menu ....................................................................................................................................................82
Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date).......................................................................................83
Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode ...................................................................................................83
Operations in List by Date Mode ...............................................................................................................84
List by Date Menu ...............................................................................................................................................85
Playback Options: Playback Menu.................................................................................................86
a Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order) ......................................................................................87
b Slide Show.....................................................................................................................................................90
c Delete (Deleting Multiple Pictures) ...............................................................................................91
d Protect .............................................................................................................................................................93
f Rotate Image ..............................................................................................................................................93
E Voice Memos...............................................................................................................................................94
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) ..........................................96
Editing Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 97
Editing Functions .................................................................................................................................97
Picture Editing.......................................................................................................................................99
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ..........................................................99
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast................................................................ 100
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones........................................................................................ 101
g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures..................................................................................................... 102
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy ................................................................................................... 103
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................104
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 104
Movie Menu......................................................................................................................................................... 106
D Movie Options ......................................................................................................................................... 107
I Autofocus Mode..................................................................................................................................... 108
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 109
Deleting Movies................................................................................................................................................. 109
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ..........................................................110
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 110
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 112
Before Connecting the Camera............................................................................................................... 112
Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer ................................................................. 113
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ................................................................................... 117
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 118
Connecting the Camera to a Printer..................................................................................................... 119
Printing Pictures One at a Time ............................................................................................................... 120
Printing Multiple Pictures ............................................................................................................................ 121
Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................124
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 124
a Menus ........................................................................................................................................................... 126
c Welcome Screen .................................................................................................................................... 127
d Date................................................................................................................................................................ 128
e Monitor Settings..................................................................................................................................... 131
f Date Imprint (Imprinting Date and Time)............................................................................... 132
g Vibration Reduction ............................................................................................................................. 133
U Motion Detection .................................................................................................................................. 134
h AF Assist....................................................................................................................................................... 135
u Digital Zoom ............................................................................................................................................ 135
i Sound Settings ........................................................................................................................................ 136
k Auto Off........................................................................................................................................................ 137
l Format Memory/m Format Card................................................................................................. 138
n Language.................................................................................................................................................... 139
H TV Settings ................................................................................................................................................ 139
V Charge by Computer........................................................................................................................... 140
d Blink Warning ........................................................................................................................................... 141
p Reset All........................................................................................................................................................ 143
r Firmware Version .................................................................................................................................. 145
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................146
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 146
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 148
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 148
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................149
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Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 149
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 149
Image/Sound File and Folder Names ........................................................................................ 150
Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 151
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 155
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 161
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 164
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 165
Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S8000 digital camera. This
manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital
camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who
use the product will read it.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
B
This icon marks cautions,
information that should be read
before use, to prevent damage to
the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
C
This icon marks notes,
information that should be read
before using the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available
elsewhere in this manual.
Notations
• A Secure Digital (SD) memory card is referred to as a “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so
that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual display.
C
Internal Memory and Memory Cards
Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable
memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and
delete, playback, and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the memory card. The
memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or accessed for
picture storage, deletion, or viewing.
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Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the site below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery 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.
Introduction
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.” The copying or reproduction of
paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless the
prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage
stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and
private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs is governed by national and international
copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or
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 127). 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 34
5
6
Built-in flash raised
8
7
Lens cover closed
Zoom control..................................................25
f : wide.....................................................25
g : tele .......................................................25
1
h : thumbnail playback........... 75, 77
i : playback zoom .............................78
j : help......................................................11
2 Shutter-release button...................... 11, 26
3
4
Self-timer lamp ..............................................33
AF-assist illuminator................................. 135
4
Power switch/power-on lamp
.......................................................................17, 137
5 Microphone (stereo)........................94, 104
6 Built-in flash......................................................30
7 Lens ......................................................... 148, 161
8 Lens cover
Parts of the Camera
1
2
34 5 6
Introduction
7
8
9 10 11 12
16
20
21
13 14
17
1 Monitor ..........................................................6, 23
15
18
19
2 Rotary multi selector..................................... 9
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover....................12, 20
3 A (shooting mode) button .............8, 40
12 k (apply selection) button...................... 9
4 b (movie-record) button ...............8, 104
13 Eyelet for camera strap............................. 11
5
Charge lamp .........................................15, 117
Flash lamp .........................................................32
6 Speaker.....................................................95, 109
7 Tripod socket
8 d button.................10, 41, 86, 106, 125
11
14 c (playback) button ................... 8, 28, 79
15 HDMI mini connector..............................110
16 HDMI connector cover ...........................110
17
USB/audio/video output connector
................................................. 14, 110, 113, 119
9 l (delete) button.............. 28, 29, 95, 109
18 Connector cover........... 14, 110, 113, 119
10 Cover latch................................................12, 20
19 Battery latch .............................................12, 13
20 Battery chamber ........................................... 12
21 Memory card slot ......................................... 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 131).
Shooting
5
4
33
10
1
2
2 3
6
7
8
9
32
31
30
24
29
28
27
26
25
10 11
12
+1.0
1600
13
1/250
F 3.5
23
17
999
14
16
999
9999
22 21 20 19
18
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Shooting mode*....................22, 55, 67, 70
Macro mode ....................................................34
Zoom indicator ......................................25, 34
Focus indicator...............................................26
AE/AF-L indicator..........................................66
Flash mode .......................................................30
Battery level indicator ................................22
Vibration reduction icon ...............23, 133
Motion detection icon....................23, 134
“Date not set” indicator............... 128, 151
Travel destination icon...........................128
Date imprint..................................................132
Movie options..............................................107
Image mode ....................................................42
(a) Number of exposures remaining
15
(still pictures)...........................................22
(b) Movie length........................................104
16 Internal memory indicator......................23
6 * Differs according to the current shooting mode.
a
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
1m00s
1m00s
15
b
Aperture............................................................. 26
Focus area (auto)...................................26, 49
Focus area (for manual or center) ..... 49
Focus area (face priority) ..................49, 67
Focus area
(subject tracking mode)........................... 70
Center-weighted metering area ........ 46
Shutter speed................................................. 26
ISO sensitivity...........................................31, 48
Exposure compensation value.....36, 39
Skin softening................................................. 69
Smile timer....................................................... 69
Blink proof icon ............................................. 69
Vividness............................................................ 36
Hue........................................................................ 36
White balance mode ................................. 44
Continuous shooting mode ................. 47
Self-timer indicator ..................................... 33
Parts of the Camera
Introduction
Playback
5
1
17
16
15
19
18
2 3
4
6
15/05/2010 12:00
9999.JPG
14
13
7
8
999/ 999
12
11
10
999/ 999
9999/9999
a
1
2
1m00s
1m00s
9
b
1 Date of recording .........................................18
10 Internal memory indicator ..................... 28
2 Time of recording.........................................18
11 Movie playback indicator..................... 109
3 Protect icon ......................................................93
12 List by date guide ........................................ 83
4 Volume indicator ...............................95, 109
13 Skin softening icon................................... 101
5 Category icon in auto sort mode1 ....80
14 Print set icon ................................................... 87
6 Battery level indicator ................................22
15 Small picture icon ..................................... 102
7 Movie options2 ..........................................109
16 D-Lighting icon .......................................... 100
8 Image mode2 .................................................42
17 Quick retouch icon...................................... 99
(a) Current frame number/
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total number of frames ....................28
(b) Movie length........................................109
18 Voice memo indicator............................... 95
19 File number and type............................. 150
The icon for the selected category in auto sort mode in playback mode is displayed.
Differs according to the settings configured during shooting.
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Basic Operations
The A (Shooting Mode) Button
Introduction
• Press the A button in playback mode to enter
shooting mode.
• Press the A button in shooting mode to display the
shooting-mode selection menu and switch
shooting modes (A 40).
The c (Playback) Button
• Press the c button in shooting mode to enter
playback mode.
• Press the c button in playback mode to display
the playback-mode selection menu and switch
playback modes (A 79).
• When the camera is off, holding down the c
button will turn the camera on in playback mode.
The b (Movie-record) Button
• Press the b (movie-record) button in shooting
mode to start movie recording (A 104). Press the
b (movie-record) button again to stop movie
recording.
• Press the b (movie-record) button in playback
mode to enter shooting mode.
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Basic Operations
The Rotary Multi Selector
Introduction
This section describes standard uses of the rotary multi selector to select modes,
select menu options, and apply selections.
Press the rotary multi selector up, down, left, or right or rotate it to select options,
or press the k (apply selection) button.
Shooting
Rotate to select an item*
Display m (flash mode)
(A 30) menu
Display creative slider
(A 35)
Display o (exposure
compensation) (A 39)
Apply selection
guide
Display p (macro mode) (A 34) menu
Display n (self-timer)
(A 33) menu
Fl a s h m o d e
* Items can also be selected by pressing the rotary multi selector up or down.
Playback
Select previous
pictures*
Display histogram and
shooting information
(except movies) (A 74)
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Select subsequent
pictures*
* Previous or subsequent pictures can also be selected by rotating the
rotary multi selector.
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Menu Screen
Move the highlight up*
Move the highlight
Move the highlight
left* or return to
right* or go to next
previous screen
screen (apply selection)
Apply selection
(go to next screen)
Move the highlight down*
* The highlight can also be moved by rotating the rotary multi selector.
Scene auto selector
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
C
Note on the Rotary Multi Selector
In this manual, H, I, J, and K are used in some cases to indicate up, down, left, and right rotary
multi selector operations.
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Basic Operations
The d Button
Introduction
Press the d button to display the menu for the
selected mode.
• Use the rotary multi selector to navigate the menus
(A 9).
• Choose a tab on the left to switch to the menu of
the selected tab.
• Press the d button again to exit the menu.
Displayed when the menu
contains two or more pages
Display the available
menus in the current mode
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Display the movie menu
(in shooting mode)
Display the setup menu
Exit
Displayed when there are one or more menu items to follow
Displayed when
previous menu items
are available
Shooting menu
Autofocus mode
Autofocus mode
Exit
Single AF
Full-time AF
Exit
Choose a menu item and press the k
button or the rotary multi selector K to
display the set of options
Press the k button or the
rotary multi selector K to
apply selection
Switching Between Tabs
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
Press the rotary multi
selector J to highlight
the tab
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Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
Press the rotary multi
selector H or I to select a
tab, and press either the k
button or K
Set up
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Exit
The selected menu is
displayed
Basic Operations
Help Displays
White balance
For accurate color reproduction,
choose a setting that matches the
light source.
Exit
Introduction
Rotate the zoom control to g (j) when M/L is displayed at the bottom of the
menu screen to view a description of the currently selected menu option.
To return to the original menu, rotate the zoom control to g (j) again.
Back
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. Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is held in this
position. To release the shutter and take a picture, press the shutter-release button
the rest of the way down.
Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may result in
camera shake and blurred pictures.
Press the shutterPress the shutterrelease button halfway release button the
to set focus and
rest of the way down
exposure.
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
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
First Steps
Slide the cover latch to Y side (1) and open the cover
(2).
2
Insert the battery.
Confirm that the battery’s positive (+) and negative (–)
terminals are oriented correctly as shown on the label at
the battery chamber opening, and insert the battery.
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
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
Close the cover (1) and slide the cover latch (2) to Z
side.
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Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
B
First Steps
Turn the camera off (A 17) and be sure that the
power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery
latch in the direction indicated by the arrow (1). The
battery can then be removed by hand (2).
• Note that the battery may become hot during use;
observe due caution when removing the battery.
Notes on the Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery”
(A 147), 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
Be sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor are off.
Be sure to insert the battery into the camera (A 12) and turn off the camera (A 17).
3
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Charging AC Adapter to the
camera.
USB cable
B
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Connecting the Cable
When connecting the cable, be sure that the 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.
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 four hours 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 147), 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 (available commercially) 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 AC adapter other than Charging
AC Adapter EH-68P or USB-AC adapter. 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 149) is used, power is supplied to the camera
from an electrical outlet and taking pictures and playing back pictures are available with this
camera.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than 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 S8000 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL12 (A 112, 140).
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 can also be charged using the Battery Charger MH-65
(available separately; A 149).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
To turn on the camera, press the power switch. The
power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the
monitor will turn on.
To turn off the camera, press the power switch again.
When the camera is turned off, both the power-on
lamp and monitor will turn off.
If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in
playback mode (A 29).
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
If no operations are performed for a while, the monitor will turn off automatically, 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.
• If no operations are performed for about a minute (default setting) in shooting or playback mode,
the camera will enter standby mode.
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode (the power-on lamp is blinking), press the
following button to reactivate it.
- Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button, or b (movie-record) button
• The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the
Auto off option (A 137) in the setup menu (A 124).
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Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and
the monitor will turn on.
First Steps
2
Use the rotary multi selector to
choose the desired language and
press the k button.
For information on using the rotary multi
selector, see “The Rotary Multi Selector”
(A 9).
3
Choose Yes and press the k button.
If No is selected, the date and time will not be set.
Date
Set time and date?
Yes
No
Cancel
4
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to select
your home time zone (A 130) and press the
k button.
London
Casablanca
Back
D
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, press the rotary multi selector H
in the time zone selection screen displayed in step 4 to turn on the
daylight saving time option.
When the daylight saving time option is enabled, W is displayed at
the top of the monitor. To turn off the daylight saving time option,
press I.
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London
Casablanca
Back
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
5
Edit the date and time.
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H or I to edit
the highlighted item.
Date
D
M
Y
01
01
2010
00
00
Edit
Press J to return to the previous item.
6
Choose the order in which the day, month,
and year are displayed and press the k
button or press K.
The settings are applied and monitor display exits to
shooting mode.
First Steps
Press K to move the highlight in the following order.
D (day) ➝ M (month) ➝ Y (year) ➝ hour ➝ minute ➝
DMY (the order in which the day, month, and year are
displayed)
Date
D
M
Y
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Edit
D
Changing and Imprinting the Date and Time
• Select Date from the Date item (A 128) in the setup menu (A 124) to change the current date
and time and follow the procedure described from step 5.
• Select Time zone from the Date item in the setup menu to change the time zone and daylight
saving time settings (A 128).
• To imprint the date on pictures, enable date imprint from the Date imprint option (A 132) in
the setup menu after the date and time have been set.
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Inserting Memory Cards
First Steps
Image, sound, and movie files are stored in the camera’s internal memory
(approximately 32 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
(available commercially; A 149).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically stored on
the memory card and data recorded to the memory card can be played back,
deleted, or transferred. Remove the memory card to store data in the internal
memory, or play back, delete, or transfer data from the internal memory.
1
Be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
2
Insert the memory card.
Slide the memory card in the correct orientation shown at
right until it clicks into place.
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
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.
Removing Memory Cards
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Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off
and confirm that the power-on lamp and monitor are
off. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
and press the card in (1) to partially eject the card. The
card can then be removed by hand. Do not attempt to
remove the card at an angle (2).
Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting Memory Cards
If the message at right is displayed when the camera is turned on,
the memory card must be formatted before use (A 138). Note that
formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on
the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any pictures you wish
to keep before formatting the memory card.
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
B
The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch. When
this switch is in the “lock” position, data cannot be written to,
or deleted from, the memory card. If the switch is in the “lock”
position, unlock it by sliding the switch to the “write” position
to record or delete pictures, or to format the memory card.
B
First Steps
No
When formatting the memory card, use the rotary multi selector to
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 S8000 (A 138).
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the
memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:
- Take out the battery or memory card
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shock.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles, or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to humidity, dust, or corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
This section describes taking pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-andshoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and
the monitor will turn on. The lens will also extend.
Proceed to step 4 when A is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Press the A button to display the
shooting menu.
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose A and
press the k button.
Auto mode
The camera enters A (auto) mode.
4
Check the battery level and the number of
exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery Level
Monitor
Description
NO INDICATOR
Battery fully charged.
B
Battery low. Prepare to charge or
replace the battery.
N
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures. Recharge or
replace with a fully charged
battery.
8
Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the capacity of the internal
memory or memory card and image mode setting (A 42).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Motion detection icon
The effects of the subject
movement and camera
shake are reduced.
Shooting mode
A displayed in A
(auto) mode.
Internal memory indicator
Indicates that images will be stored on the
camera’s internal memory (approximately 32 MB).
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C
does not appear and images will be stored on the
memory card.
Movie options
A movie option is displayed
for movie recording (A 107).
Pressing the b (movie-record)
button enables to start movie
recording (A 104).
Image mode
The combination of image
quality (compression) and image
size is displayed. The default
setting is k 4320 × 3240.
• The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn
off after a few seconds (A 131).
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power, press the
following button to reactivate it (A 137).
- Power switch, the shutter-release button, A button, or b (movie-record)
button
D
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
8
Vibration reduction icon
Vibration reduction can be
applied to reduce the effects
of camera shake.
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• The flash mode (A 30) can be adjusted, the self-timer (A 33) and macro mode (A 34) can be
applied.
• Brightness (exposure compensation), hue, and vividness can be adjusted using the creative slider
(A 35).
• Press the d button to specify settings for all shooting menu items (A 41) according to
shooting conditions.
D
Vibration Reduction and Motion Detection
• See Vibration reduction (A 133) or Motion detection (A 134) in the setup menu (A 124)
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.
Built-in-flash
Hold the camera steadily in both hands. Do not hold
down the built-in flash. Keep fingers, hair and other
objects away from the lens, built-in flash, AF assistilluminator and microphone.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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When taking pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation, turn
the camera so that the built-in flash is above the lens.
2
Frame the picture.
Frame the picture so that the intended subject is at or
near the center of the frame.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate
the zoom control to g to zoom in so that the subject fills
a larger area of the frame, or f to zoom out, thus
increasing the area visible in the frame.
A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor
when the zoom control is rotated.
Zoom out
Digital
zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating
and holding the zoom control at g triggers digital zoom. The subject is magnified
up to 2× the maximum optical zoom ratio. The camera focuses at the center of the
frame and the focus area is not displayed when digital zoom is in effect.
Maximum optical zoom
C
Digital zoom enabled
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Optical
zoom
Zoom in
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 42) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still pictures. When zoom is
increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to
indicate that interpolation is being applied. The position of V moves to the right as image size
decreases, allowing for confirmation of the zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation
is possible at the current image mode setting.
Small image size
Digital zoom can be disabled from the Digital zoom option (A 135) in the setup menu (A 124).
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
Focus is locked when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway (A 11).
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
The camera automatically selects the focus area (up to
nine areas) containing the subject closest to the camera.
When the subject is in focus, the active focus area glows
green.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the
shutter speed and aperture values also appear.
Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
1/250
F 3.5
Shutter speed Aperture
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.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway under dim lighting, the AF-assist
illuminator (A 135) may light or the built-in 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 picture will be recorded to
the memory card or internal memory.
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8
When digital zoom is used, the focus area is not displayed
and the camera focuses at the center of the frame. Once
focus has been acquired, the focus indicator (A 6) glows
green.
Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or
removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the
camera or card.
B
Autofocus
C
Flash
• When the flash mode (A 30) is set to U (auto; default setting)
and the subject is dimly lit, the built-in flash will pop up
automatically when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, and fire when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way down. Once the flash has popped up, it will fire
automatically when the next picture is taken or the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway again under dim lighting.
• Select W (off; A 30) to prevent the built-in flash from popping
up with shooting.
• Gently press the built-in flash down to lower it. Lower the built-in
flash when the camera is not used for shooting.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the subject
makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject, wearing a white shirt, is
standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or focus on another subject and use focus lock (A 50). When using focus lock, be sure that
the distance between the camera and the subject with which focus was locked is the same as that
for the actual subject.
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Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures
Playing Back Pictures (Playback Mode)
Press the c (playback) button.
The last picture taken will be displayed in fullframe playback mode.
A (auto) button
b (movie-record) button
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I,
J, or K to view previous or subsequent
pictures (A 9).
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Press the A button, the shutter-release
button, or b (movie-record) button to switch
to shooting mode.
Rotary multi selector
When playing back pictures stored in the
camera’s internal memory, C is displayed. When a memory
card is inserted in the camera, C is not displayed and images
stored on the memory card are played back.
c (playback)
button
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Internal memory
indicator
Deleting Pictures
1
Press the l button to delete the
picture currently displayed in the
monitor.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to select Yes and
press the k button.
Erase 1 image?
Deleted pictures cannot be restored.
To exit without deleting the picture, select No and press
the k button.
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4
Yes
No
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Pictures
C
Operations Available in Playback Mode
See “More on Playback” (A 73) or “Editing Pictures” (A 97) for more information.
C
Displaying Shooting Information
Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the
histogram and shooting information (A 74). Press the k button
again to return to full-frame playback mode.
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ISO
+1.0
100
4
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C
Pressing the c Button to Turn On the Camera
When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in playback mode. The
lens will not extend.
C
Viewing Pictures
• When pictures in which a face was recognized during shooting (A 51) are displayed in full-frame
playback mode, depending upon the orientation of the recognized face, the pictures may be
automatically rotated for playback display except pictures taken with Continuous, BSS, Multishot 16, and Sport continuous setting (A 47).
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power, press the c button to
reactivate it (A 137).
C
Deleting the Last Picture Taken While in Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last picture
taken.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
1/250
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
D
Deleting Multiple Pictures
Multiple pictures can be deleted from the Delete option (A 91) in the playback menu (A 86), the
auto sort menu (A 82), or the list by date menu (A 85).
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Using the Flash
When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5-5.5 m (1 ft. 8 in.18 ft.) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of 0.9-3.7 m (2 ft.
11 in.-12 ft.) at the maximum telephoto zoom position. The following flash modes
are available.
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
V
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Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduce “red-eye” in portraits (A 32).
W
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is dim.
X
Fill flash
Flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and
backlit subjects.
Y
Slow sync
U (auto) is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture
background at night or under dim lighting.
Raising and Lowering the Built-in Flash
• Auto flash (U auto, V auto with redeye reduction, and Y slow sync): When
the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway under dim lighting, the built-in
flash pops up automatically. The camera
determines whether or not the built-in
flash pops up according to subject
brightness and shooting settings.
• W off: The built-in flash does not pop up when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. Pictures can be taken without using the flash.
• X fill flash: The built-in flash pops up whenever the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway in shooting mode.
Gently press the built-in flash down to lower it. Lower
the built-in flash when the camera is not used for
shooting.
Using the Flash
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Press the rotary multi selector m (flash mode).
The flash mode menu is displayed.
2
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at the
top of the monitor.
When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds, regardless of Photo info settings (A 131).
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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Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
desired flash mode and press the k button.
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 133) to Off in setup menu (A 124) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
• The E indicator is displayed when the camera automatically increases sensitivity. Pictures taken
when E is displayed may be slightly mottled.
• The noise reduction function may be activated with some shooting conditions such as dim
lighting. More time than usual is required to record pictures to which noise reduction is applied.
B
Note on the Flash
When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in pictures.
To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (off).
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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.
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The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode.
• A (auto): U (auto)
• Scene: varies with the selected scene mode (A 58–64)
• F (smart portrait): U (auto) when Off is selected for Blink proof (A 69); fixed at W (off) when
On is selected for Blink proof
• s (subject tracking): W (off)
There may be functions with which the flash cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 53) for more information.
The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is selected.
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Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”). If the camera detects “red
eye” while a picture is being recorded, the affected area will be processed to reduce red-eye before
the picture is saved. Note the followings when shooting.
• More time than usual is required to record pictures.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in all 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.
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
The camera is equipped with a ten-second and two-second timer for self-portraits.
This feature is useful for reducing the effects of camera shake that occurs when
pressing the shutter-release button. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is
recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 133) to Off in the setup menu
(A 124) 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.
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.
Self-timer
10
Focus and exposure will be set.
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
The self-timer starts, and the number of
seconds remaining before the shutter is
released is displayed in the monitor. The selftimer lamp blinks while the timer is counting
down. About one second before the shutter is
released, the lamp stops blinking and glows
steadily.
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.
1/250
F 3.5
1/250
F 3.5
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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.
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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.
The camera can focus at a distance of 2 cm (0.8 in.) at the
zoom position at which F and the zoom indicator glow
green (the zoom indicator is positioned to the left of K).
At the widest zoom position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.)
to the lens.
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Autofocus
When using A (auto) mode, if Autofocus mode (A 52) is set to Full-time AF, the camera focuses
continuously until focus is locked when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. 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
The macro mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is selected.
Adjusting Brightness, Vividness, and Hue in A (Auto) Mode
When taking a picture in A (auto) mode, brightness
(exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be
adjusted using the creative slider.
Brightness (Exp. +/–)
3 2 1
Slider
o Brightness (Exp. +/–)
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the
camera to make pictures brighter or darker.
2
G Vividness
Vividness adjustment is used to adjust the vividness of the entire image.
3
F Hue
Hue adjustment is used to adjust the hue of the entire image.
Operation in Creative Slider Screen
1
Press the rotary multi selector K (o).
The creative slider screen is displayed.
2
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or
K to select o, G, or F at the bottom of the
monitor, and press the k button.
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Brightness (Exp. +/–)
The brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, or
hue adjustment screen is displayed.
The adjustment screen is displayed by pressing H button
rather than by the k button.
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Adjusting Brightness, Vividness, and Hue in A (Auto) Mode
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3
Adjust brightness, vividness, or hue.
4
Use the rotary multi selector to select y and
press the k button when adjustment is
complete.
Slider
• The slider is highlighted when o or G is selected and
Brightness (Exp. +/–)
the k button is pressed in step 2, while z is
highlighted when F is selected and the k button is
pressed in step 2.
• Use the rotary multi selector to perform the following
operations.
+1.0
- J, K: Press J or K to move the slider to enable or
disable adjustment. The effects of adjustment can be
Off
compared with no adjustment.
- H, I: Press H or I to move the slider when the
slider is highlighted. The effects of adjustment can be confirmed in the monitor as
applied. The slider can also be moved by rotating the rotary multi selector.
• When the slider is highlighted, press the k button to apply the adjustment and return
to step 2. Follow the procedure described in steps 2 and 3 to apply other adjustments.
• Highlight z and press the k button, or press I, to disable adjustment and return to step 2.
• Refer to the following sections for more information on adjusting each setting.
- “Brightness Adjustment (Exposure Compensation)” (A 37)
- “Vividness Adjustment (Saturation Adjustment)” (A 38)
- “Hue Adjustment (White Balance Adjustment)” (A 38)
Exit
When brightness adjustment is applied, the value is
displayed with the H indicator.
When vividness adjustment is applied, the a indicator is
displayed.
When hue adjustment is applied, the b indicator is
displayed.
+0.3
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5
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
To disable adjustments applied using the creative slider, follow the procedure described
in steps 1 through 4 to disable adjustments for each setting.
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Adjustments Using the Creative Slider
The brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue adjustments are value stored in the
camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and reapplied the next time A (auto) mode is
selected.
Adjusting Brightness, Vividness, and Hue in A (Auto) Mode
Brightness Adjustment (Exposure Compensation)
Brightness of the entire image can be adjusted.
• To make the picture brighter, move the slider in the
“+” direction.
• To make the picture darker, move the slider in the “–”
direction.
• Exposure compensation can be set to values
between –2.0 and +2.0 EV.
Slider
Brightness (Exp. +/–)
+1.0
Exposure
compensation value
D
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Histogram
Off
Using Exposure Compensation
The camera tends to reduce exposure when the frame is dominated by brightly lit objects and to
increase exposure when the frame is mostly dark. Positive (+) compensation may therefore be
required to capture the brilliancy of very bright objects that fill the frame (for example, sunlit
expanses of water, sand, or snow) or when the background is much brighter than the main subject.
Negative (–) compensation may be called for when large areas of the frame contain very dark objects
(for example, a swath of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main
subject.
D
Using the Histogram
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.
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Adjusting Brightness, Vividness, and Hue in A (Auto) Mode
Vividness Adjustment (Saturation Adjustment)
Vividness of the entire image can be adjusted.
• Positioning the slider above the midpoint increases
vividness while positioning it below the midpoint
decreases vividness.
• When z is highlighted (vividness adjustment is set
to off), the midpoint vividness setting on the slider
will be applied.
Vividness
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Off
Hue Adjustment (White Balance Adjustment)
Hue of the entire image can be adjusted.
• z is highlighted when F is selected and the k
button is pressed in step 2 of “Operation in Creative
Slider Screen” (A 35). Press the rotary multi selector
J to highlight the slider.
• Positioning the slider above the midpoint makes the
image more reddish while positioning it below the
midpoint makes it more bluish.
• When z is highlighted (hue adjustment is set to off),
the white balance setting selected in the shooting
menu (A 44) will be applied.
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Slider
Slider
Hue
Off
Note on White Balance Adjustment
The current White balance setting in the shooting menu (A 44) is disabled and cannot be
changed when hue has been adjusted using the creative slider. When hue is set to z (off) with the
creative slider, the current White balance setting is applied.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation) in Other Shooting Modes
Exposure compensation is also used to alter exposure from the value suggested
by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker in the following shooting
modes.
• Scene mode (A 55)
• Smart portrait mode (A 67)
• Subject tracking mode (A 70)
1
The exposure compensation guide and histogram are
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to adjust
exposure and press the k button.
Exposure compensation
guide
To make the picture brighter, apply positive (+) exposure
compensation.
To make the picture darker, apply negative (–) exposure
compensation.
Exposure compensation can be set to values between
–2.0 and +2.0 EV.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is
applied, the value is displayed with the H indicator in the
monitor.
3
+0.3
0.0
Exposure compensation
Histogram
Exposure
compensation value
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Press the rotary multi selector o (exposure
compensation).
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
To exit without altering exposure, return to step 1, change
the value to 0.0 and press the k button.
+0.3
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D
Exposure Compensation
See “Using Exposure Compensation” (A 37) for more information.
D
Histogram
See “Using the Histogram” (A 37) for more information.
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Selecting a Shooting Mode
Select a shooting mode from A (auto), x (scene), F (smart portrait), and s
(subject tracking) modes.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode.
The shooting-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to select a
shooting mode and press the k button.
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The camera enters the selected shooting mode.
When selecting a different scene mode (the second
icon from the top), press K and use the rotary multi
selector to select a scene and then press the k
button.
1
2
3
4
Auto mode
To return to the current shooting mode without switching shooting modes, press the
A button or the shutter-release button.
1
A Auto mode
A 22
Pictures can be taken with an automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode recommended
for first-time users of digital cameras. Brightness, hue, and vividness can be
adjusted using the creative slider (A 35). Shooting settings such as continuous
shooting can be applied from the shooting menu (A 41).
2
x Scene mode
A 55
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene. In scene auto
selector mode, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for
simpler shooting.
3
F Smart portrait
A 67
The camera uses face priority to recognize human faces, and then automatically
releases the shutter when a smile is detected. The skin softening option can be
used to make skin tones of human faces displayed smoothly.
4
s Subject tracking
Suited to focus and take pictures of moving subjects.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
The following options can be set when shooting in A (auto) mode (A 22).
A
A 42
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at which
pictures are recorded. The image mode setting can also be modified from other
shooting modes.
B
A 44
White balance
Match white balance to the light source.
G
A 46
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
C
A 47
Continuous
E
A 48
ISO sensitivity
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light.
G
A 49
AF area mode
Choose how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
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Enable continuous shooting or BSS (best shot selector).
A 52
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Enter A (auto) mode (A 40).
Press the d button to display the shooting menu.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area 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 53).
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A Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size)
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M A Image mode
Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality
(compression) at which pictures are recorded. Choose the image mode best
suited to the manner in which pictures will be used and the capacity of the
internal memory or memory card. The higher the image mode setting, the larger
the size at which it can be printed or displayed without appearing noticeably
“grainy,” but limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded.
Size (pixels)
Description
Q 4320 × 3240P
4320 × 3240
Higher quality than R, suitable for enlargements
or high-quality prints. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:4.
R 4320 × 3240
(default setting)
4320 × 3240
R 3264 × 2448
3264 × 2448
L 2592 × 1944
2592 × 1944
M 2048 × 1536
2048 × 1536
Smaller size than R, R, or L allows more
pictures to be stored. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
N 1024 × 768
1024 × 768
Suited to display on a computer monitor. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
O 640 × 480
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television with
an aspect ratio of 4:3, or distribution by e-mail.
The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
4224 × 2376
Pictures with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
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P 4224 × 2376
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
• Change made to this setting applies to all shooting modes.
• There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 53) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
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Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in the internal
memory and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that the number of pictures that can be stored will differ
depending on the composition of the picture (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number
may vary depending on the make of memory card, even when the memory cards have the same
specified capacity.
Setting
Print size2 (cm/in.)
4
535
36 × 27/14 × 10.5
R 4320 × 3240
8
955
36 × 27/14 × 10.5
R 3264 × 2448
14
1650
28 × 21/11 × 8
L 2592 × 1944
22
2565
22 × 16/8.5 × 6.5
M 2048 × 1536
34
4020
17 × 13/7 × 5
N 1024 × 768
107
12000
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.5
O 640 × 480
292
29000
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
11
1325
36 × 20/14 × 8
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Memory card1
(4 GB)
Q 4320 × 3240P
P 4224 × 2376
1
Internal memory
(approx. 32 MB)
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures
remaining display shows “9999.”
Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi. Print sizes are calculated by dividing the
number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at
the same image size, pictures printed at higher resolutions will print smaller than the size
indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will print larger than the size indicated.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
B White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M B White balance
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The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source.
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is
known as “white balance.” For natural colors, choose a white balance setting that
matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto, can
be used under most types of lighting, the white balance setting suited to a
particular light source can be specified manually to achieve more accurate results.
a Auto (default setting)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
b
Preset manual
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual
lighting conditions. See “Preset Manual” for more information (A 45).
c
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
d
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
e
Fluorescent
Use under fluorescent lighting.
f
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
g
Flash
Use with the flash.
At settings other than Auto, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor in shooting mode (A 6).
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Notes on White Balance
• This item is not available when hue has been adjusted using the creative slider (A 38).
• There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 53) for more information.
• At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 30).
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
Preset Manual
Preset manual is effective with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources
with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a
red shade look as though they had been taken under white light).
1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Display the shooting menu (A 41), use the
rotary multi selector to choose b Preset
manual in the White balance menu, and
press the k button.
3
Choose Measure.
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Exit
Preset manual
To apply the most recently measured value for preset
manual, choose Cancel and press the k button.
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The camera zooms in to the position for measuring white
balance.
White balance
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 picture is recorded.
B
Note on Preset Manual
A value for flash lighting cannot be measured with Preset manual. When shooting using the flash,
set White balance to Auto or Flash.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
G Metering
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M G 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)
The camera sets exposure for the entire frame. Recommended in most situations.
q
Center-weighted
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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 50) to meter off-center subjects.
B
Note on Metering
When using digital zoom, Metering is set to Center-weighted, and the metered area is not
displayed in the monitor.
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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C Continuous
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M C Continuous
Enable continuous shooting or BSS (best shot selector).
The flash is disabled when Continuous, BSS, Multi-shot 16, or Sport
continuous is selected, and focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the
values determined with the first picture in each series.
U
V
W
d
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D
Single (default setting)
One picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
Continuous
While the shutter-release button is held down, up to ten pictures are taken at a rate
of about 0.7 frames per second (fps) (when Image mode is set to R 4320 × 3240).
Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released, or ten pictures have
been taken.
BSS (Best Shot Selector)
The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting with the flash off or the
camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which inadvertent motion can result in
blurred pictures. When BSS is on, camera takes up to ten pictures while the shutterrelease button is held down. The sharpest picture in the series is automatically
selected and saved.
Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, camera
takes 16 shots at a rate of about 30 fps and arranges them in
a single image.
• Image mode is fixed at L (image size: 2560 × 1920
pixels).
• Digital zoom is not available.
Sport continuous
While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 45 pictures are taken
continuously at a rate of about 3 fps. Shooting ends when the shutter-release
button is released, or 45 pictures have been taken.
• Image mode is fixed at M 2048 × 1536.
At settings other than Single, the indicator for the current setting is displayed in
the monitor (A 6).
B
Notes on Continuous Shooting
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 53) for more information.
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B
Note on BSS
BSS is effective when taking pictures of still subjects. BSS may not produce the desired results if the
subject moves or the composition changes while the shutter-release button is held down.
B
Note on Multi-shot 16
Smear (A 148) visible in the monitor when shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled will be recorded
with images. Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when
shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled is recommended.
B
Note on Sport Continuous
As high ISO sensitivity settings are applied, pictures may appear mottled. Accurate exposure may
not be achieved (images may be over-exposed) with pictures taken on bright sunny days.
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E ISO Sensitivity
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M E ISO sensitivity
Sensitivity is a measure of the camera’s response to light. The higher the sensitivity,
the less light is needed to expose an image. Although high ISO sensitivity settings
are suited to pictures of moving subjects or those taken under dim lighting, high
sensitivity settings are often associated with “noise” - randomly spaced, brightly
colored pixels - concentrated in dark portions of the image.
Auto (default setting)
Sensitivity is ISO 100 when there is sufficient lighting; the camera compensates by
raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when lighting is dim.
Fixed range auto
Choose the range in which the camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity, from
ISO 100-400 or ISO 100-800. The camera will not increase sensitivity beyond the
maximum value in the selected range. Set the maximum value for ISO sensitivity for
effective control over the amount of “grain” that appears in images.
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Sensitivity is locked at the specified value.
At the settings other than Auto, the current setting is displayed in the monitor
(A 6). If Auto is selected and the sensitivity is raised above ISO 100, the E icon
will be displayed (A 31). When Fixed range auto is selected, U and the
maximum value for ISO sensitivity is displayed.
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Notes on ISO Sensitivity
• There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 53) for more information.
• Motion detection (A 134) does not function when the ISO sensitivity is locked at the specified
value.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
G AF Area Mode
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M G AF area mode
Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
When digital zoom is in effect, the camera always focuses at the center of the
frame regardless of the specified setting.
a
Face priority
w
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Focus area
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When the camera recognizes a human face, it
focuses on that face. See “Face Priority” (A 51) for
more information. If more than one face is
recognized, 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
recognized, the AF area mode setting switches to
Auto, and the camera will automatically select the
focus area containing the subject closest to the
camera.
Auto (default setting)
The camera automatically selects the focus area
containing the subject closest to the camera. Press
the shutter-release button halfway to activate the
focus area. When the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the focus area (up to nine areas)
selected by the camera will be displayed in the
monitor.
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Focus areas
x
Manual
Select one of 99 focus areas displayed in the monitor.
This option is suited to situations in which the
intended subject is relatively still and not positioned
in the center of the frame.
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press H, I, J, or
K to select the focus area displayed in the monitor
that contains the subject, and shoot.
To cancel focus area selection and adjust flash, macro
mode, self-timer, brightness, vividness, and hue
settings, press the k button. To return to the focus
area selection screen, press the k button again.
Focus area
Selectable focus area
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y
Center
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
The center focus area is always displayed.
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Focus area
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B
Note on AF Area Mode
There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 53) for more information.
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Focus Lock
To focus on off-center subjects when Center is selected for AF area mode, use focus lock as
described below.
1 Position the subject in the center of the frame.
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2 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• Confirm that the focus area glows green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
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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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More Information
See “Autofocus” (A 27) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
Face Priority
When the camera is pointed at a human face, face recognition, which the camera
automatically recognizes that face and focus on it, starts. The face priority function
is activated in the following situations.
• AF area mode (A 49) is set to Face priority
• In Scene auto selector (A 56), Portrait (A 58), and Night portrait (A 59)
scene modes
• In smart portrait mode (A 67)
1
Frame a picture.
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When the camera recognizes more than one face, operation varies as follows depending
upon the shooting mode.
Shooting mode
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Face framed by double border
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When the camera recognizes a face, that face is framed
by a yellow double border.
Number of faces that
can be recognized
A (auto) mode
(face priority)
Scene auto selector,
Portrait, or Night
portrait scene mode
The face closest to the camera
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 12
Smart portrait mode
The face closest to the center of
the frame
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 3
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. The double border turns green and focus is locked.
When the camera is unable to focus, the double border
will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again
and focus.
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Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to take a picture.
If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling in smart
portrait mode, the Smile timer (A 69) is activated and the shutter is automatically
released without the shutter-release button having been pressed.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
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Notes on Face Priority
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• If the camera is unable to recognize 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 recognized when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in Portrait or Night
portrait scene mode or smart portrait mode, the camera will focus on the subject at the center of
the frame.
• The camera may be unable to recognize 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 recognized by the camera and the face on
which the camera focuses depend upon a variety of factors, including the direction in which the
faces are looking.
• In some rare cases, the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border turns
green (A 27). Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode and set AF area mode to Manual or
Center, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual
portrait subject, and use focus lock (A 50).
• When pictures in which a face was recognized during shooting are displayed in full-frame
playback mode or thumbnail playback mode, depending upon the orientation of the recognized
face, the pictures may be automatically rotated for playback display except pictures taken with
Continuous, BSS, Multi-shot 16, and Sport continuous (A 47).
I Autofocus Mode
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M I 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.
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 53) for more information.
B
Note on the Autofocus Mode Setting for Subject Tracking Mode
Autofocus mode can be set for subject tracking mode. The default setting in subject tracking
mode is Full-time AF. Autofocus mode can be set independently for both subject tracking mode
and A (auto) mode.
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Autofocus mode for Movie Recording
Autofocus mode for movie recording can be set with Autofocus mode (A 108) in the movie
menu (A 106).
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some shooting settings cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted
function
Setting
Descriptions
When Continuous, BSS, Multi-shot 16, or
Sport continuous is selected, flash is
disabled.
Image mode
Continuous (A 47)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the
Image mode setting is fixed at L (image
size: 2560 × 1920 pixels). When Sport
continuous is selected, the Image mode
setting is fixed at M 2048 × 1536.
White balance
Hue (A 38)
When hue has been adjusted by the
creative slider, White balance in the
shooting menu cannot be set.
Metering
Digital zoom (A 135)
When the digital zoom is in effect,
Metering is fixed at Center-weighted.
Continuous
Self-timer (A 33)
Fixed at Single when using self-timer.
ISO sensitivity
Continuous (A 47)
When Multi-shot 16 or Sport continuous
is selected, the ISO sensitivity setting is
automatically specified according to the
brightness.
AF area mode
Digital zoom (A 135)
When the digital zoom is in effect, the
camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Autofocus mode
AF area mode (A 49)
When using Face priority, Autofocus
mode is fixed at Single AF.
Continuous (A 47)
When Multi-shot 16 or Sport continuous
is selected, Motion detection is not
enabled.
ISO sensitivity (A 48)
When the sensitivity is locked at the
specified value, Motion detection is
disabled.
Motion detection
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Continuous (A 47)
Flash mode
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A (Auto) Mode)
Restricted
function
Setting
Descriptions
Blink warning
Continuous (A 47)
When Continuous, BSS, Multi-shot 16, or
Sport continuous is selected, Blink
warning is disabled.
Digital zoom
Continuous (A 47)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, digital
zoom is not available.
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More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A 135) for more information.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The
following scene modes are available.
x Scene auto selector
b Portrait
c Landscape
e Night portrait
f Party/indoor
g Beach/snow
h Sunset
i Dusk/dawn
j Night landscape
k Close-up
u Food
l Museum
m Fireworks show
n Copy
o Backlight
p Panorama assist
Selecting a Scene Mode
1
Scene auto selector
The icon for the last scene mode selected
is displayed. The default setting is x
(Scene auto selector) (A 56).
2
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Press the A button in shooting
mode to display the shootingmode selection menu and use the
rotary multi selector to select the
scene mode icon.
Press the rotary multi selector K to choose
the desired scene, and then press the k
button.
The display changes to that for the selected scene mode.
For more information about features of scene modes, see
page 58.
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Beach/snow
Frame the subject and take a
picture.
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Image Mode
The Image mode setting (A 42) can be changed by pressing the d button in scene mode.
Change made to this setting applies 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. When a picture is framed in x (Scene auto selector)
scene mode, the camera automatically adjusts settings for one of the following
scene modes:
•
•
•
•
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Auto (general shooting)
Landscape (A 58)
Night landscape (A 60)
Backlight (A 63)
• Portrait (A 58)
• Night portrait (A 59)
• Close-up (A 61)
Press the A button in shooting
mode to display the shootingmode selection menu and use the
rotary multi selector to select x
(Scene auto selector) scene
mode (A 55).
Scene auto selector
The camera enters scene auto selector
scene mode.
2
Frame the subject and take a picture.
When the camera automatically selects a scene mode,
the shooting mode icon changes to that for the scene
mode currently enabled.
d: Auto
e: Portrait
f: Landscape
h: Night portrait
g: Night landscape
i: Close-up
j: Backlight
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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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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
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Notes on Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should
this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 22) or select the desired scene mode manually (A 55).
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Focusing in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• When the camera recognizes a human face in scene auto selector scene mode, it focuses on that
face. See “Face Priority” (A 51) 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 49).
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Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
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• 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 39) settings can be adjusted.
• The macro mode button on the rotary multi selector (A 9, 34) is disabled.
• The Image mode setting (A 42) can be changed by pressing the d button in scene auto
selector scene mode. Change made to this setting applies to all shooting modes.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features)
See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)”
(A 56) for more information on scene auto selector scene mode.
The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: m, flash mode
(A 30); n, self-timer (A 33); p, macro mode (A 34); o, exposure
compensation (A 39).
b Portrait
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Use this mode for portraits.
• The camera recognizes and focuses on a human face. See
“Face Priority” (A 51) for more information.
• If more than one face is recognized, 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 recording
pictures (A 68).
• If no faces are recognized, 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*
* Default setting can be modified.
c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 135) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration
reduction (A 133) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
O
e Night portrait
Use this mode for portraits taken at sunset or at night. The flash
fires to light the portrait subject while preserving background
lighting to achieve a natural balance between the main subject
and background ambience.
• The camera recognizes and focuses on a human face. See
“Face Priority” (A 51) for more information.
• If more than one face is recognized, 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 recording pictures (A 68).
• If no faces are recognized, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
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V1
n
Off2
p
Off
o
0.02
o
0.02
Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction.
Default setting can be modified.
f Party/indoor
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m
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Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor
background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily. In dark surroundings, the use of a tripod is
recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 133) to Off
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
m
1
2
V1
n
Off2
p
Off
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used. The default setting can be modified.
Default setting can be modified.
g Beach/snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
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*
* Default setting can be modified.
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O
h Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• 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 135) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
O
i Dusk/dawn
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Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 135) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
O
j Night landscape
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 135) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration
reduction (A 133) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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k Close-up
m
W*
n
Off*
p
On
o
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Photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at close
range.
• Macro mode (A 34) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest possible shooting distance may vary according
to zoom position. The camera can focus on the subject at a distance of 2 cm (0.8 in.) at
the zoom position at which F and the zoom indicator glow green (the zoom indicator is
positioned to the left of K). At the widest zoom position, the camera can focus on a
subject as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) to the lens.
• AF area mode is set to Manual (A 49). Choose the focus area in which the camera
focuses. Press the k button and then rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I, J,
or K, to select a different focus area. 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 focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 133) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
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* Default setting can be modified. Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at
distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
u Food
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This mode is useful when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 34) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest possible shooting distance may vary according to
zoom position. The camera can focus on the subject at a
distance of 2 cm (0.8 in.) at the zoom position at which F and
the zoom indicator glow green (the zoom indicator is positioned to the left of K). At the
widest zoom position, the camera can focus on a subject as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.) to the
lens.
• Hue can be adjusted in the range of the slider displayed at
left in the monitor. Press the rotary multi selector H to
make the image more reddish, or I to make it more bluish.
The selected hue adjustment setting is stored in the
camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off, and
reapplied the next time food scene mode is selected.
• AF area mode is set to Manual (A 49). Choose the focus
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area in which the camera focuses. Press the k button and
then rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I, J, or
K, to select a different focus area. 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 focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 133) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
X
W
n
Off*
p
On
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
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 47).
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that
Vibration reduction (A 133) is enabled and hold the
camera steadily.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 135) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off*
* Default setting can be modified.
Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration
reduction (A 133) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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O
m Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst
of light from a firework.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus indicator (A 6) always
glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may
not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 135) does not light.
• Only the four optical zoom positions shown at 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).
W
n
Off
p
Off
o
0.0
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
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m
n Copy
Provides clear pictures 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 34) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off*
* Default setting can be modified.
o Backlight
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing
features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to
“fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
m
m
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
p Panorama assist
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using
the supplied Panorama Maker software. See “Shooting for a Panorama” (A 65) for more
information.
m
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W*
n
* Default setting can be modified.
Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
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 133) to Off in setup menu (A 124)
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode to display the shootingmode selection menu and use the
rotary multi selector to select p
(Panorama assist) scene mode
(A 55).
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Panorama direction icons are displayed to
show the direction in which pictures will be joined.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
direction and press the k button.
Select the direction in which pictures will be joined in the
completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K), or down
(L).
The yellow panorama direction icon (I I) is displayed for
the current direction and the direction is fixed when 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 34), and
exposure compensation (A 39) settings with this step.
Press the k button again to choose a different direction.
3
Frame the first portion of the
panorama scene and take the first
picture.
One third of the picture will be displayed as
translucent.
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Take the next picture.
Frame the next picture so that one third of the
frame overlaps the first picture, and press the
shutter-release button.
Repeat this process until the necessary
number of pictures has been taken to
complete the scene.
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5
Press the k button when shooting is
complete.
The camera returns to step 2.
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Notes on Panorama Assist
• Flash mode, self-timer, macro mode, and exposure compensation settings cannot be adjusted
after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom or Image mode setting
(A 42) be adjusted after the first picture has been taken.
• Shooting for the panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (A 137) initiates standby
mode during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
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R Indicator
In Panorama assist scene mode, exposure, white balance, and
focus for all pictures in a panorama are fixed at the values for the
first picture in each series.
When the first picture is taken, R is displayed to indicate
that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
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Panorama Maker
Install Panorama Maker from the supplied Software Suite CD.
Transfer pictures to a computer (A 112) and use Panorama Maker (A 116) to join them in a single
panorama.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
At the default settings, the camera uses face priority to recognize human faces,
and then automatically releases the shutter when a smile is detected (smile timer).
The skin softening option can be used to smooth skin tones of human faces.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode to display the shootingmode selection menu, use the
rotary multi selector to select F,
and press the k button.
Smart portrait
The camera enters smart portrait mode.
Frame a picture.
Point the camera at the subject.
When the camera recognizes a human face, a yellow
double border (focus area) is displayed around that face.
When focus is acquired on that face, the double border
will turn green for a moment and focus is locked.
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2
Up to three faces can be recognized. When the camera
detects more than one face, the double border is displayed around the face closest to
the center of the frame, and single borders around the others.
3
The shutter is automatically released.
If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, Smile timer
(A 69) is activated and the shutter is automatically released.
When the camera recognizes a face, the self-timer lamp (A 4) blinks. Immediately after
the shutter is released, the self-timer lamp flickers. Each time the shutter is released, the
camera again initiates face recognition and smile detection operations for continuous
automatic shooting.
Pictures can also be taken by pressing the shutter release button. The camera can focus
on the subject at the center of the frame when faces are not recognized.
When the shutter is released, the camera softens the subject’s skin to make it appear
smoother and then records the image (Skin softening A 69).
4
Shooting ends.
To stop automatic shooting of smiling faces, either turn the camera off, set Smile timer
to Off, or press the A button and select another shooting mode.
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Notes on Smart Portrait Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to recognize faces or detect smiles.
• See “Notes on Face Priority” (A 52) for more information.
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Notes on Skin Softening
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• More time than usual may be required to save a picture when shooting with skin softening
function.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may not be smoothed or parts other than face may
be modified though the camera recognizes a face. If the desired results are not produced, set Skin
softening to Off and shoot again.
• The skin softening level cannot be adjusted when the portrait or night portrait is selected in the
scene mode.
• Skin softening can also be applied on recorded pictures (A 101).
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Auto Power Off in Smile Timer Mode
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto power off function (A 137) is activated and the camera
turns off when either of the situations indicated below persists and no other operations are
performed.
• The camera does not recognize any faces.
• The camera recognized a face, but cannot detect a smile.
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Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode
• Flash cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On. When Blink proof is set to Off, flash mode
(A 30) is set to U (auto) (can be modified).
• Exposure compensation (A 39) is enabled.
• The self timer (A 33) options can be applied when Smile timer is set to Off.
• Macro mode cannot be used.
• Press the d button to display the F (smart portrait) menu and adjust Image mode, Skin
softening, Smile timer, and Blink proof.
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More Information
See “Autofocus” (A 27) for more information.
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Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
Smart Portrait Menu
The following options can be applied in the smart portrait menu.
Press the d button (A 10) in smart portrait mode (A 67) to display the smart
portrait menu and use the rotary multi selector (A 9) to apply options.
A
Image mode
Adjust Image mode (A 42).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
e
Skin softening
a
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Enable skin softening. When the shutter is released, the camera detects one or more
human faces (up to three), and processes the image to soften facial skin tones
before saving the picture.
The degree of skin softening applied can be selected from High, Normal (default
setting), and Low. When Off is selected, the skin softening function is disabled.
• The current setting can be confirmed by the indicator displayed in the monitor
with shooting (A 6). No indicator is displayed when Off is selected. The effects
of skin softening are not visible when framing pictures for shooting. Check the
degree of skin softening performed in playback mode.
Smile timer
• On (default setting): The camera uses face priority to recognize a human face, and
then automatically releases the shutter whenever a smile is detected.
• Off: The camera does not release the shutter automatically with smile detection.
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
• When smile timer is enabled, an indicator is displayed in the monitor with
shooting (A 6). No indicator is displayed when Off is selected.
y
Blink proof
When On is selected, the camera automatically releases the shutter twice each time
a picture is taken. Of the two shots, one in which the subject’s eyes are open is
saved.
• If the camera saved a picture in which the subject’s
eyes may have been closed, the dialog shown at
right is displayed for a few seconds.
A blink was detected in the
picture just taken.
• Flash cannot be used when On is selected.
• The default setting is Off.
• The current setting is displayed in the monitor
(A 6). No indicator is displayed when Off is
selected.
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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
Use this mode to take pictures of moving subjects. Select the subject which the
camera will focus. The focus area will automatically move to track the subject.
At the default setting, once the camera detects a person’s face it will automatically
begin tracking that person (face priority tracking).
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode to display the shootingmode selection menu, use the
rotary multi selector to select s,
and press the k button.
Subject tracking
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The camera enters subject tracking mode
and a white border is displayed at the
center of the frame.
The flash mode (A 30) is set to W (off) (the setting can be changed).
2
Select a subject.
Align the subject with the border at the center of the
frame and press the k button.
• The subject is selected.
• When the camera is unable to focus on the subject, the
border will glow red. Change the composition and try
again.
Start
When the subject is selected, a yellow border (focus area)
is displayed around that subject and the camera begins
tracking that subject.
When the camera recognizes a face, that face is
automatically registered as the subject to be tracked, and
subject tracking begins (A 72).
To change the subject, press the k button to deselect the current subject.
If the camera cannot track the selected subject anymore, the focus area will disappear
and the selection will be canceled. Select the subject again.
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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
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.
1/250
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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Notes on Subject Tracking Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Adjust zoom position, flash mode, exposure compensation, and menu settings prior to selecting
the subject. If any camera setting is changed after the subject has been selected, subject selection
will be canceled.
• It may be impossible to select the desired subject, or the camera may be unable to track the
selected 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 recognizes a similar subject. The camera’s
ability to accurately track the selected subject is also dependent upon the size and brightness of
the subject.
• In some rare cases, subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected (A 27) may be
out of focus despite the fact that the focus area glows green. Should this occur, switch to A (auto)
mode and set AF area mode (A 49) to Manual or Center, refocus on another subject
positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock
(A 50).
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Functions Available in Subject Tracking Mode
• Flash mode (A 30) and exposure compensation (A 39) settings can be adjusted.
• Self-timer (A 33) and macro mode (A 34) cannot be used.
• Press the d button to display the s (subject tracking) menu and adjust Image mode,
Autofocus mode, and Face priority tracking (A 72).
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Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking Mode)
Subject Tracking Menu
The following options can be applied in the subject tracking menu.
Press the d button (A 10) in subject tracking mode (A 70) to display the
subject tracking menu and use the rotary multi selector (A 9) to apply settings.
A
Image mode
Adjust Image mode (A 42).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
I
Autofocus mode
More on Shooting
Set Autofocus mode (A 52) 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 selected for subject tracking until the shutterrelease 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. The autofocus mode setting applied
in subject tracking mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is
turned off.
R
Face priority tracking
When On is selected (default setting), if the camera detects a subject’s face, that
subject is automatically registered as the subject to be tracked, and subject tracking
begins tracking that subject.
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Notes on Face Priority Tracking
• Only one subject can be tracked. If the camera detects multiple faces at the same time, the face
closest to the center of the frame is tracked.
• Depending on shooting conditions, such as whether or not the subject is facing the camera, the
face may not be detected properly. ➝ “Face Priority” (A 51)
• When the camera is unable to track the selected subject, press the k button to track again, or set
Face priority tracking to Off, frame the picture so that the subject is inside the border in the
center of the frame, and press the k button to register the subject again.
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Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Press the c button in shooting mode to enter playback
mode and display pictures that have been taken (A 28).
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The following operations are available in full-frame
playback mode.
To
Use
4/
4
A
Description
Press H, I, J, or K to display previous or
subsequent pictures. Press and hold H, I, J, or
K to scroll quickly through pictures. Pictures can 9
also be selected by rotating the rotary multi
selector.
Select pictures
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 4,
9, or 16 picture thumbnails. Rotate the zoom
f (h) control to f (h) with 16 thumbnails displayed 75, 77
Select a different
shooting date (list
by date mode)
f (h) Return to the list by date screen.
Playback zoom
to switch to calendar display.
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to enlarge the
picture up to 10×.
Press the k button to return to full-frame
playback mode.
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78
Display shooting
information
(except list by
date mode)
k
Display the histogram and the shooting
information. Press the k button to return to full- 74
frame playback.
Play back movies
k
Play back the movie currently displayed.
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Delete pictures
l
Delete the picture currently displayed.
28
Display menus
d
Display the menu for the selected mode.
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Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu and switch to auto sort
mode or list by date mode.
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Switch to another
playback mode
c
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View thumbnails/
enable calendar
display
73
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
To
Use
A
Description
A
Press the A button, the shutter-release button,
or the b (movie-record) button.
Switch to
shooting mode
28
b
C
Viewing Pictures
When pictures in which a face was recognized during shooting (A 51) are displayed in full-frame
playback mode, the pictures may be automatically rotated for playback display according to the
orientation of the recognized face. Pictures taken at a Continuous setting (A 47) of Continuous,
BSS, Multi-shot 16 or Sport continuous will not be rotated.
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Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information
Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the histogram and the
shooting information with the current picture (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
4
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4
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 Picture
6 Shutter speed
2 Folder name
7 Exposure compensation
3 File name
8 ISO sensitivity
4 Shooting mode1
5 Aperture
1
2
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9
Current frame number/
total number of frames
10 Histogram2
A is displayed as the shooting mode.
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.
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) to display pictures in “contact
sheets” of thumbnail images (except in list by date
mode).
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10
The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed.
To
Use
A
Description
Choose pictures
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I,
J, or K.
Increase the
number of
pictures
displayed/apply
the calendar
display
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to increase
the number of picture thumbnails displayed: 4
➝ 9 ➝ 16. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in
the 16-picture thumbnail display to apply the
calendar display (A 77), and pictures can be
found by the date on which they were taken.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to return to
–
thumbnail display.
Switch to fullframe playback
mode
g (i)
k
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Decrease the
number of
pictures
displayed
f (h)
9
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to decrease
the number of picture thumbnails displayed: 16
➝ 9 ➝ 4. Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in
4-picture thumbnail display to return to fullframe playback mode.
Press the k button.
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Press the A button, the shutter-release button,
or the b (movie-record) button.
28
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
75
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
C
Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
When pictures marked using Print set (A 87) or Protect (A 93)
are selected, the icons shown at right are displayed with them.
Movies are displayed as film frames.
Protect icon
Print set icon
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Film frames
C
More on Playback
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Thumbnail Display in Auto Sort Mode
When thumbnails are displayed in auto sort mode (A 80), the
picture’s category icon is displayed at right above the monitor.
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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Display
With playback display of 16 thumbnails (A 75), 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 taken. The dates on which pictures
were taken are underlined in yellow.
The following operations are available in calendar
display.
To
Use
Select date
Return to
thumbnail display
B
k
g (i)
A
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I,
J, or K.
9
The first picture taken on the selected date is
displayed full frame.
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Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
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Return to fullframe playback
3
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 31
Notes on Calendar Display
• Pictures taken when the camera’s date is not set are treated as pictures taken on January 1, 2010.
• The l button and d button are not available in calendar display.
D
List by Date Mode
Only the pictures taken on the same date can be played back in list by date mode (A 83). The list
by date options (A 85) are also available only for the pictures taken 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 73) enlarges display of the center
portion of the current picture.
• The guide displayed at bottom right shows the
portion of the image currently displayed.
The following operations are available while picture
display is enlarged.
To
Zoom in
Use
g (i)
A
Description
Zoom increases each time the zoom control is
rotated to g (i), to a maximum of 10×.
–
Zoom decreases each time the zoom control is
Zoom out
to f (h). When the magnification ratio
–
f (h) rotated
reaches 1×, the display returns to full-frame
playback mode.
More on Playback
View other areas
of picture
Switch to fullframe playback
Crop picture
k
d
Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to
move the display area to other areas of the
picture.
9
Press the k button.
73
Create a cropped copy with only the enlarged
portion and save the copy as a separate file.
103
Press the A button, the shutter-release button,
or the b (movie-record) button.
28
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
Pictures Taken with Face Priority
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When zooming in (playback zoom) on a picture taken
using the face-priority function (A 51) by rotating the
zoom control to g (i), the picture will be enlarged
with the face recognized with shooting at the center of
the monitor (except pictures taken with Continuous,
BSS, Multi-shot 16, and Sport continuous; A 47).
• If more than one face was recognized, the picture 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 recognized faces.
• When the zoom control is rotated to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the zoom ratio,
the center of the picture (normal playback zoom display), rather than the face, is
displayed at the center of the monitor.
Selecting a Playback Mode
Select a playback mode from c (playback), F (auto sort), and C (list by date)
modes.
1
Press the c button in playback
mode.
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to select a
playback mode and press the k button.
The camera enters the selected playback mode.
1
2
3
Play
To return to the current playback mode without
switching playback modes, press the c button.
A 73
Play back all pictures.
2 F Auto sort mode
A 80
Play back pictures and movies automatically sorted to the selected
category with shooting.
3 C List by date mode
More on Playback
1 c Playback mode
A 83
Play back pictures taken on the selected date.
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Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
Pictures and movies are automatically sorted to any of the following categories
with shooting. When “F auto sort mode” is selected, pictures and movies can be
viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted.
Z Smile
D Portraits
u Food
U Landscape
V Dusk to dawn
D Close-ups
D Movie
X Retouched copies
W Other scenes
In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, picture display
can be enlarged and pictures can be displayed as thumbnails or in calendar mode,
pictures can be edited, and movies can be played back.
When the d button is pressed, the auto sort menu (A 82) is displayed and all
pictures sorted to the specified category can be selected for deletion, viewing in a
slide show, or applying print order or protection settings.
More on Playback
Viewing Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
1
Press the c button in playback
mode to display the playback-mode
selection menu, use the rotary multi
selector to select F, and press the
k button.
Auto sort
A list of categories is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to select a
desired category.
Portraits
For more information on categories, see “Auto Sort Mode
Categories” (A 81).
Press the k button to display a picture 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 Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Category
Description
Z Smile
Pictures taken in smart portrait mode (A 67) with the smile
timer setting set to On.
D Portraits
Pictures taken in A (auto) mode (A 22) with the face priority
(A 51).
Pictures taken in Portrait*, Night portrait*, Party/indoor, and
Backlight* scene mode (A 55).
Pictures taken in smart portrait mode (A 67) with the smile
timer setting set to Off.
Pictures taken in Food scene mode (A 55).
U Landscape
Pictures taken in Landscape* scene mode (A 55).
V Dusk to dawn
Pictures taken in Night landscape*, Sunset, Dusk/dawn and
Fireworks show scene mode (A 55).
D Close-ups
Pictures taken in A (auto) mode with macro mode (A 34).
Pictures taken in Close-up* scene mode (A 55).
D Movie
Movies (A 104).
X Retouched copies
Copies created using editing function (A 97).
W Other scenes
All other pictures that cannot be defined by the categories
described above.
More on Playback
u Food
* Pictures taken in scene auto selector scene mode (A 56) are also sorted to the
appropriate categories.
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Notes on Auto Sort Mode
• Up to 999 pictures and movie files can be sorted to each category in auto sort mode. If 999
pictures or movies have already been sorted to a specific category, new pictures and movies
cannot be sorted to that category nor can they be displayed in auto sort mode. Display pictures
and movies that could not be sorted to a category in normal playback mode (A 28) or list by date
mode (A 83).
• Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 96),
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
• Pictures or movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S8000 cannot be displayed in
auto sort mode.
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Finding Pictures in Auto Sort Mode
Operations in Auto Sort Mode
The following operations are available in the category list screen.
To
Use
Select a category
A
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I,
J, or K to select the category.
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More on Playback
Switch to fullframe playback
k
Press the k button to display the first picture in
the selected category.
Delete picture
l
Press the l button after selecting a category, and
a confirmation dialog will be displayed. Choose
28
Yes and press the k button to delete all pictures
sorted to that category.
Switch to another
playback mode
c
Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu.
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Press the A button, the shutter-release button,
or the b (movie-record) button.
28
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
Auto Sort Menu
Press the d button in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode in
auto sort mode to apply the following menu options.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
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➝A 99
➝A 100
➝A 101
➝A 87
➝A 90
Delete
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
➝A 91
➝A 93
➝A 93
➝A 102
➝A 94
Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date)
In “C list by date mode”, pictures taken on the same date can be played back.
In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, picture display
can be enlarged, pictures can be edited, and movies can be played back.
When the d button is pressed, the list by date menu (A 85) is displayed and all
pictures taken on a specified date can be selected for deletion, viewing in a slide
show, or applying print order or protection settings.
Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode
1
Press the c button in playback
mode to display the playbackmode selection menu, use the
rotary multi selector to select C,
and press the k button.
List by date
2
Use the rotary multi selector to select the
desired date.
The camera lists up to 29 dates. If pictures exist for more
than 29 dates, all pictures recorded earlier than most
recent 29 dates will be combined under Others.
When the k button is pressed, the first picture taken on
the selected date will be displayed full frame.
More on Playback
Dates for which pictures exist are listed.
List by date
20/05/2010
3
2
15/05/2010
Others
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback
mode to return to the list by date screen.
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3
Notes on List by Date Mode
• Up to 9,000 of the most recently recorded pictures can be displayed in list by date mode.
• Pictures taken when the camera’s date is not set are treated as pictures taken on January 1, 2010.
• Histogram and shooting information cannot be displayed in list by date mode.
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Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date)
Operations in List by Date Mode
The following operations are available in the list by date screen.
To
Use
A
Description
More on Playback
Select date
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H or I
to select a date.
9
Switch to fullframe playback
k
Press the k button to display the first picture
taken on the selected date.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode to return to the list by date
screen.
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Delete picture
l
Press the l button to delete all pictures taken on
the selected date, and a confirmation dialog will
be displayed. Choose Yes and press the k
button to delete all the pictures.
28
Press the d button to display the list by date
menu.
85
Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu.
79
Press the A button, the shutter-release button,
or the b (movie-record) button.
28
View list by date
menu
d
Switch to another
playback mode
c
A
Switch to
shooting mode
b
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Viewing Pictures by Date (List by Date)
List by Date Menu
Press the d button in list by date mode to display the following menus for only
the pictures taken on the specified date.
When the d button is pressed in the list by date screen (A 83), options can be
applied to all pictures taken on the same date, or all pictures taken on the same
date can be deleted. To apply options to individual pictures, or to select individual
pictures for deletion, display a picture full-frame and press the d button.
More on Playback
Quick retouch*
➝A 99
D-Lighting*
➝A 100
Skin softening*
➝A 101
Print set
➝A 87
Slide show
➝A 90
Delete
➝A 91
Protect
➝A 93
Rotate image*
➝A 93
Small picture*
➝A 102
Voice memo*
➝A 94
* During full-frame playback only
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
The following options are available in the playback menu.
Quick retouch
A 99
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
I D-Lighting
A 100
Enhances brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures.
e Skin softening
A 101
Make facial skin tones softer.
a Print set
A 87
Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each.
b Slide show
A 90
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
c Delete
A 91
Delete all or selected pictures.
d Protect
A 93
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
f Rotate image
A 93
Change the orientation of pictures.
g Small picture
A 102
Create a small copy of the current picture.
E
Voice memo
A 94
Record voice memos for pictures.
h Copy
A 96
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
k
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Displaying the Playback Menu
Press the c button to enter playback mode (A 73).
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
Delete
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Exit
• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• Press the d button to exit the playback menu.
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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 pictures stored 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 164) printer’s card slot
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A 164) printer (A 118). A
print order can also be created for pictures stored in the internal memory if the
memory card is removed from the camera.
1
Press the d button in playback mode.
The playback menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Print
set and press the k button.
Proceed to step 4 when playing back in auto sort mode
or list by date mode.
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2
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Exit
3
Choose Select images and press the k
button.
Print set
Select images
Delete print set
Exit
4
Choose pictures (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each.
Print selection
1
1
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or K to select
pictures, and press H or I to specify the number of
copies to be printed.
Picture selected for printing can be recognized by the check
mark (y) and the numeral indicating the number of copies
Back
to be printed. If no copies have been specified for pictures,
the selection is canceled.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display.
Press the k button when setting is complete.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
5
Choose whether or not to print shooting date
and photo information.
Print set
Choose Date and press the k button to print the
shooting date on all pictures in the print order.
Choose Info and press the k button to print photo
information (shutter speed and aperture) on all pictures in
the print order.
Choose Done and press the k button to complete the
print order.
Done
Date
Info
Exit
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon displayed with playback.
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Notes on Print Set
When a print order is created in auto sort mode or list by date mode, the screen shown below is
displayed if pictures other than those in selected category or taken on the selected shooting date,
have been marked for printing.
• Select Yes to add pictures in the selected category or taken on the selected shooting date, to the
existing print order.
• Select No to remove print marking from previously marked pictures and restrict the print order to
pictures in the selected category or taken on the selected shooting date.
Print set
Print set
Save print marking for other
images?
Save print marking for other
dates?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Auto sort mode
List by date mode
Exit
Exit
If the total number of the pictures in a print order exceeds 99, the screen shown below will be
displayed.
• Select Yes to remove pictures previously added from the print order and restrict the print order to
pictures just marked.
• Select Cancel to remove the pictures just added from the print order and restrict the print order to
pictures previously marked.
Print set
Print set
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking from
other images?
Yes
Cancel
Yes
Cancel
Auto sort mode
List by date mode
Exit
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Too many images selected.
Remove print marking for
other dates?
Exit
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 photo
information are printed on pictures when a DPOF-compatible (A 164) printer that supports
printing of shooting date and photo information is used.
• Photo information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the
supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 123).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset when the print set option is displayed.
• The date printed is that recorded when the picture was taken.
Changing the camera’s date using the Date option in the setup
menu after a picture has been taken has no affect on the date
printed on the picture.
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Canceling Existing Print Order
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Date Imprint
When date and time of recording are imprinted on pictures using the Date imprint option
(A 132) in setup menu, pictures are recorded with shooting date and time imprinted on the
picture when they are taken. Pictures with the date imprinted on them can be printed from printers
that do not support printing of the date on pictures.
Only the Date imprint date and time on pictures will be printed, even if Print set is enabled with
Date selected in the print set screen.
More on Playback
Select Delete print set in step 3 of “Print Set (Creating a DPOF Print Order)” (A 87) and press the
k button to remove print marking from all pictures and cancel the print order.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
b Slide Show
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show
Play back pictures, stored in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one
in an automated “slide show.”
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Start
and press the k button.
To change the interval between pictures, choose Frame
intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k
button before choosing Start.
More on Playback
To repeat the slide show automatically, choose Loop and
press the k button before choosing Start. The check
mark (w) will be added to the loop option when enabled.
2
Slide show
Pause
Start
Frame intvl
Loop
Exit
The slide show begins.
While the slide show is in progress, the following
operations are available:
Press the rotary multi selector K to display the
subsequent picture or J to display the previous picture.
Hold down either button to fast forward or rewind.
Press the k button to pause the slide show.
3
End the slide show or restart it.
Pause
When the slide show ends or is paused, choose End and
press the k button to return to the playback menu, or
choose Restart to play the slide show again.
Restart
End
Frame intvl
B
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Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies included in a slide show is displayed.
• The maximum playback time is up to 30 minutes even if Loop is enabled (A 137).
Playback Options: Playback Menu
c Delete (Deleting Multiple Pictures)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M c Delete
Delete selected pictures or all pictures.
Erase selected images
Select pictures from the picture selection screen and delete them. See “Selecting
Pictures” (A 92) for more information.
Erase all images
Delete all pictures. In auto sort or list by date mode, all pictures in the category or
taken on the selected date, are deleted.
More on Playback
B
Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important pictures to a computer before
deleting them.
• Pictures marked with the s icon are protected and cannot be deleted (A 93).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Selecting Pictures
The picture selection screen like that shown at right is
displayed with the following menu selections:
• Playback menu: Print set>Select images (A 87),
Delete>Erase selected images (A 91),
Protect (A 93), Rotate image (A 93), and
Copy>Selected images (A 96)
• Setup menu: Welcome screen>Select an image
(A 127)
Erase selected images
Back
ON/OFF
Follow the procedures described below to choose the pictures.
1
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or
K to choose the desired picture.
Erase selected images
More on Playback
Only one picture can be selected for Rotate image and
Welcome screen. Proceed to step 3.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame
playback or f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail
display.
2
Press H or I to select or deselect (or to
specify the number of copies).
Back
ON/OFF
Erase selected images
When a picture is selected, a check mark (y) is displayed
with the picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional
pictures.
Back
3
ON/OFF
Press the k button to apply picture selection.
When Erase selected images is selected, a confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the
instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
d Protect
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Select pictures to protect or cancel protection for previously protected pictures
from the picture selection screen. See “Selecting Pictures” (A 92) for more
information.
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will
permanently delete protected files (A 138).
Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon in playback mode (A 7, 76).
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image
Specify the orientation in which recorded pictures are displayed with playback.
Still pictures can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Pictures that were recorded in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180
degrees in either direction.
More on Playback
f Rotate Image
Select a picture from the picture selection screen (A 92). When the Rotate
image screen is displayed, rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to
rotate the picture 90 degrees.
Rotate image
Rotate image
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
Back
Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
Press the k button to finalize display orientation, and save orientation
information with the picture.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
E Voice Memos
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M E Voice memo
Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice memos for pictures.
Recording Voice Memos
1
Display the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 75) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
More on Playback
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose E
Voice memo and press the k button.
Playback menu
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
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 built-in 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 95) to play the voice memo.
Press the d button before or after recording a voice
memo to return to full-frame playback mode.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
Playing Voice Memos
Pictures for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode.
1
Select the desired picture in fullframe playback mode (A 73) or
thumbnail playback mode (A 75)
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
The voice memo playback screen is displayed.
More on Playback
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
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 d button before or after playing a voice
memo to return to full-frame playback mode.
6s
Back
Deleting Voice Memos
Select a picture with a voice memo and press the l
button. Use the rotary multi selector to choose w and
press the k button. Only the voice memo will be
deleted.
B
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Notes on Voice Memos
• When a picture with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the picture and its voice memo are
deleted.
• If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new voice memo
can be recorded.
• The COOLPIX S8000 is not able to record a voice memo for pictures taken with another make or
model of digital camera.
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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 pictures between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the rotary multi selector to select a
destination option to which pictures are
copied and press the k button.
Copy
q: Copy pictures from internal memory to memory
card.
Exit
r: Copy pictures from memory card to internal
memory.
More on Playback
2
Select a copy option and press the k button.
Camera to card
Selected images: Copy pictures selected from the picture
selection screen (A 92).
Selected images
All images
All images: Copy all pictures.
Exit
B
Notes on Copying Pictures
• JPEG-, MOV-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files recorded in any other format cannot be
copied.
• If voice memos (A 94) are attached to pictures selected for copying, voice memos are copied
with the pictures.
• Operation is not guaranteed with pictures taken with another make of camera or that have been
modified on a computer.
• When pictures selected for a print order (A 87) are copied, print marking is not copied with
pictures (copies will not be included in the print order). When protected pictures (A 93) are
copied, the copies are also protected.
• Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in
auto sort mode (A 80).
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Memory contains no images. Message
If there are no pictures stored 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 pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the
memory card.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
Editing Pictures
Editing Functions
Use the COOLPIX S8000 to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate files
(A 150). The editing functions described below are available.
Editing function
Description
Quick retouch (A 99)
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation
have been enhanced.
D-Lighting (A 100)
Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.
Skin softening (A 101)
Make facial skin tones softer.
Small picture (A 102)
Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use as e-mail
attachments.
Crop (A 103)
Crop a portion of the picture. Use to zoom in on a subject or
arrange a composition.
B
Notes on Picture Editing
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Editing Pictures
• Pictures taken at an Image mode setting of P 4224 × 2376 (A 42) cannot be edited.
• The editing functions of this camera cannot be used for pictures taken with another make or
model of digital cameras.
• If no face is recognized in a picture, a copy cannot be created using the skin softening function
(A 101).
• Edited copies created with this camera may not be displayed properly on another make or model
of digital camera. It may also be impossible to transfer them to a computer using another make or
model of digital camera.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to store the edited copies.
Restrictions on Picture Editing
When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following restrictions.
Editing function used
Editing function to add
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
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.
• The skin softening function can be added to the picture taken with skin softening (A 69).
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Editing Functions
D
Original and Edited Pictures
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original pictures are deleted. The
original pictures are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are stored with the same recording date and time as the original.
• Print marking (A 87) and protect settings (A 93) do not remain effective in edited copies.
Editing Pictures
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Picture Editing
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and
saturation have been enhanced. Copies created with the quick retouch function
are stored as separate files.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 75) 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
Delete
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Exit
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the degree of enhancement
performed and press the k button.
Editing Pictures
3
Quick retouch
A new, edited copy is created.
Normal
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
Copies created with the quick retouch function can be
recognized by the s icon displayed in playback mode.
Back
Amount
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
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Picture Editing
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast,
brightening dark portions of a picture. Enhanced copies are stored as separate
files.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 75) 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
Delete
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Exit
Editing Pictures
3
Choose OK and press the k button.
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
recognized by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
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Picture Editing
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones
The camera recognizes faces in pictures and creates a copy with softer facial skin
tones. Copies created using the skin softening function are stored as separate files.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) or thumbnail playback
mode (A 75) 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
Delete
The screen for selecting the degree of softening is
displayed.
If no faces are recognized in the picture, an alert is
displayed and the camera returns to the playback menu.
3
Skin softening
The confirmation screen 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
Editing Pictures
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the degree of softening and press the
k button.
Exit
Normal
Back
Check the preview of the copy.
Amount
Preview
Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest to
the center of the frame, are softened.
If more than one face was softened, press the 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
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 150) for more information.
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Picture Editing
g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures
Create a small copy of the current picture. This feature is useful for creating copies
for display on Web pages or e-mail attachments. Small copies are stored as JPEG
files with a compression ratio of 1:16. The l 640×480, m 320×240, and n
160×120 sizes are available.
1
Select the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 75) 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
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Editing Pictures
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
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
Yes
No
Picture Editing
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is
displayed with playback zoom (A 78) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as
separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 73) to zoom in on the
image.
To crop a picture displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation,
zoom in on the picture until the black bars displayed on
the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped
picture will be displayed in landscape orientation.
To crop the picture in its current “tall” (portrait)
orientation, first use the Rotate image option (A 93) to rotate the picture so that it is
displayed in landscape orientation. Next, enlarge the picture for cropping, crop the
picture, and then rotate the cropped picture back to “tall” (portrait) orientation.
2
Refine copy composition.
3
Press the d button.
4
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.
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Editing Pictures
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
picture so that only the portion to be copied is visible in
the monitor.
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 picture, and the small picture icon B or C is displayed in the left of the monitor in playback
mode.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
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Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
High-definition movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone can be
recorded.
• The maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there
is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording (A 107).
1
Turn on the camera and be sure that it is in
shooting mode.
Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode (A 40).
The icon for the selected movie option is displayed. The
default setting is x HD 720p (1280 × 720) (A 107).
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Movie option
2
Press the b (movie-record) button to
start movie recording.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Focus areas are not displayed during recording.
Movie Recording and Playback
104
When x HD 720p (1280 × 720) is selected
for Movie options, monitor display changes to an aspect
ratio of 16:9 with movie recording (the area indicated at
right is recorded).
The approximate remaining movie length is displayed
during recording.
Recording stops automatically when the maximum movie
length has been recorded.
3
Press the b (movie-record) button again to end recording.
15s
Recording Movies
B
Recording Movies
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (A 149). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower
Speed Class ratings are used.
• Optical zoom cannot be adjusted once movie recording begins.
• Rotate the zoom control during recording to enable digital zoom. Subjects can be magnified up to
2× the optical zoom ratio applied before movie recording began.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. When recording
ends, digital zoom is disabled.
• The sounds of zoom control operation, autofocus lens drive movement and vibration reduction
operation may be recorded.
• Smear (A 148) visible in the monitor with movie recording will be recorded with movies.
Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when recording
movies is recommended.
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Notes on Autofocus for Movie Recording
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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 while movies are being
saved could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
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Functions Available with Movie Recording
• Enhancements applied using the creative slider, the white balance setting specified for A (auto)
mode, and the current exposure compensation setting are also applied with movie recording.
When macro mode is enabled, movies of subjects closer to the camera can be recorded. Confirm
settings before starting movie recording.
• The self-timer (A 33) can be used. When the b (movie-record) button is pressed after the selftimer is enabled, the camera focuses at the center of the frame and starts movie recording after
the specified 2 or 10 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 106).
Movie Recording and Playback
• 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 108).
• 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.
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Recording Movies
Movie Menu
The following options can be adjusted from the movie menu.
D
A 107
Movie options
Select an option for movie recording.
I
A 108
Autofocus mode
Select how the camera focuses during movie recording.
Displaying the Movie Menu
1
Press the d button in shooting
mode.
The menu is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in scene
mode, 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
Movie Recording and Playback
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
3
Press H or I to select the D tab.
Movie
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Exit
4
Press K or the k button.
The movie menu items can be selected.
Movie
Movie options
Autofocus mode
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.
106
Exit
Recording Movies
D Movie Options
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie menu) (A 106) M D Movie options
Select the desired movie option to record. Larger image sizes and faster movie
bitrates mean greater image quality and larger movie file sizes.
Option
Description
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in high
x HD 720p (1280 × 720) definition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen TV.
(default setting)
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 8.1 Mbps
y VGA (640 × 480)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 2.8 Mbps
z QVGA (320 × 240)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 820 kbps
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Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length
Option
x HD 720p (1280 × 720)
y VGA (640 × 480)
z QVGA (320 × 240)
Internal memory
(approx. 32 MB)
Memory card (4 GB)*
29 s
60 min
1 min 27 s
3h
5 min 7 s
10 h
Movie Recording and Playback
• The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. As a
variable bitrate (VBR) system has been adopted, the movie recording rate varies
automatically according to the subject so that more data is recorded per
second for movies containing frequently moving subjects, thus increasing
movie file size.
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second in any options.
All figures are approximate. The maximum recording time may vary by make of memory card and
the bitrates at which the movie was recorded.
* The maximum recording time 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.
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More Information
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
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Recording Movies
I Autofocus Mode
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie menu) (A 106) M I Autofocus mode
Select how the camera focuses in movie mode.
Option
Movie Recording and Playback
108
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (movie-record) button is pressed.
B Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously.
To prevent sound of camera focusing from interfering with
recording, use of Single AF is recommended.
Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 73), movies are
recognized by the Movie options icon (A 107). To
play a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and
press the k button.
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Rotate the zoom control to g or f to adjust playback
volume.
Rotating the rotary multi selector enables advancing/
rewinding.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor. Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose a control, then press the k button to perform
the selected operation. The operations described
below are available.
To
Use
Pausing
4s
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.
O
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
End
Q
Press the k button to resume playback.
Press the k button to end movie playback and return to full-frame
playback mode.
* The rotary multi selector can also be rotated to advance or rewind the movie.
B
Movie Recording and Playback
Pause
Volume
indicator
Note on Playing Back Movies
The COOLPIX S8000 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 73) or thumbnail playback mode
(A 75). A confirmation dialog is displayed. Choose Yes
and press the k button to delete the movie, or choose
No and press the k button to exit without deleting the
movie.
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television to play pictures or movies back on the
television. If your TV is equipped with an HDMI jack, a commercially HDMI cable
can be used to connect the camera to the TV for high-definition display.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
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 plug to the audio-in jack on
the TV.
Yellow
When using a commercially available HDMI cable
Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
110
to HDMI jack
White
Connecting to a TV
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.
While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will
remain off.
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
The camera enters playback mode and pictures are
displayed on the television.
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 42) settings of M 2048 × 1536 or higher and a Movie options (A 107)
setting of HD 720p (1280 × 720) are recommended for pictures or movies that will be played
back on a TV via HDMI connection.
B
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
Video Mode
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting conforms to the standard used by your television. The
video mode setting is specified from the TV settings (A 139) option in the setup menu (A 124).
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Connecting to a Computer
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer, and copy
(transfer) pictures to a computer with the supplied Nikon Transfer software.
Before Connecting the Camera
Install the Software
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Before connecting the camera to a computer, software, including Nikon Transfer,
ViewNX for displaying transferred pictures, and Panorama Maker for creating
panorama photos, must be installed using the supplied Software Suite CD. For
more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
• Windows 7 (Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate
editions)
• Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
Enterprise/Ultimate editions)
• 32-bit versions of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Home Edition/Professional)
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6)
For information on the requirements for playing back high-definition movies, refer
to the ViewNX help information (System Requirements>H.264 High-Definition
(HD) movie playback) (A 116).
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
B
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.
B
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Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a computer to transfer pictures, 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 117, 140).
Pictures can be transferred while the battery is charging.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (A 149) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S8000 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.
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer
Start the computer to which Nikon Transfer was installed.
Be sure that the camera is off.
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
The camera is automatically turned on and the power-on
lamp will light. The camera monitor will remain off.
B
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
2
3
Connecting the 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 connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
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Connecting to a Computer
4
Start Nikon Transfer installed on the computer.
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• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K S8000 screen is displayed, click Change
program under Import pictures and videos. Select Copy pictures to a folder on
my computer in the Change program dialog and click OK.
Double-click Copy pictures to a folder on my computer on the Devices and
Printers K S8000 screen.
• Windows Vista
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Copy pictures to a folder on my
computer using Nikon Transfer.
• Windows XP
When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer, and click OK.
• Mac OS X
Nikon Transfer will start automatically when the camera is connected to the computer
if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when Nikon Transfer 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, pictures will not be transferred.
When battery charging starts automatically using power supplied by the computer,
wait until battery charge has reached a sufficient level to begin transfer.
• If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for
Nikon Transfer to start.
5
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
Source device
Start Transfer
button
At the Nikon Transfer default settings, all pictures are transferred to the computer.
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Connecting to a Computer
At the Nikon Transfer default settings, ViewNX starts automatically when transfer is
complete and transferred pictures can be viewed.
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.
B
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For more information on using Nikon Transfer or ViewNX, refer to help information
contained in Nikon Transfer or ViewNX (A 116).
Charging the Battery
The charge lamp slowly blinks green while the battery inserted into the camera is charging (A 117).
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Using a Card Reader
The pictures stored on the memory card inserted into a card reader or similar device can also be
transferred to the computer using Nikon Transfer.
• If the memory card capacity is 2 GB or more, or if the memory card is SDHC-compliant, the card
reader or similar device must support these memory card specifications.
• Insert a memory card into the card reader or similar device, and refer to the steps 4 and 5 (A 114)
to transfer pictures.
• To transfer pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the computer, the pictures must
first be copied to a memory card using the camera (A 96).
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Connecting to a Computer
D
Starting Nikon Transfer or ViewNX Manually
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Windows
Choose Start menu>All Programs>Nikon Transfer>Nikon Transfer (or All
Programs>ViewNX>ViewNX).
Double-clicking the Nikon Transfer or ViewNX shortcut icon on the desktop will also start Nikon
Transfer or ViewNX.
Macintosh
Open Applications and double-click Nikon Software>Nikon Transfer>Nikon Transfer (or
Nikon Software>ViewNX>ViewNX).
Clicking the Nikon Transfer or ViewNX icon on the Dock will also start Nikon Transfer or ViewNX.
D
Viewing Nikon Transfer and ViewNX Help Information
For more information on Nikon Transfer or
ViewNX, start Nikon Transfer or ViewNX and
select Nikon Transfer Help or ViewNX
Help from the Help menu.
D
Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker
• Use a series of pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode (A 65) to create a single
panorama photo with Panorama Maker.
• Panorama Maker can be installed on a computer using the supplied Software Suite CD.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker.
Windows
Choose Start menu>All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5>Panorama Maker 5.
Macintosh
Open Applications and double-click the Panorama Maker 5 icon.
• For more information on using Panorama Maker, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker.
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Image File Names and Folder Names
See “Image/Sound File and Folder Names” (A 150) for more information.
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Connecting to a Computer
Charging While Connecting to a Computer
Charge Lamp
The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to
a computer.
Charge lamp
Blinks slowly
(green)
Off
Flickers (green)
B
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.
• 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.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When connecting the camera to a computer via the supplied USB cable while
Auto (default setting) is selected for the Charge by computer option (A 140) in
the setup menu, the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged
using power supplied by the computer.
See “Before Connecting the Camera” (A 112) and “Transferring Pictures from a
Camera to a Computer” (A 113) for more information on connecting the camera
to a computer.
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 date and time have been set (A 18). If the camera’s clock battery
(A 129) 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.
• It may take longer to charge the battery with connection to a computer than with charging using
the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P. 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, 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.
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Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 164) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print pictures without using a computer.
Follow the procedures below to print pictures.
Take pictures
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Select pictures for printing and
number of copies using
Print set option (A 87)
Connect to the printer (A 119)
Print pictures one at a
time (A 120)
Print multiple pictures (A 121)
When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable
B
Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S8000 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.
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Printing Pictures
In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer from your personal printer and printing
over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing
pictures stored 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 pictures and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print set option in the playback menu (A 87).
Connecting to a Printer
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable.
4
The camera is automatically turned on.
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1
When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen
(1) will be displayed in the camera monitor, followed by
the Print selection screen (2).
1
2
Print selection
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B
Connecting the 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.
B
If the PictBridge Startup Screen Is not Displayed
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Set the Charge by computer option (A 140)
in the camera’s setup menu to Off and reconnect the cable.
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Connecting to a Printer
Printing Pictures One at a Time
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 119), follow the
procedures described below to print a picture.
1
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Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
desired picture 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
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.
Postcard
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
Exit
120
Connecting to a Printer
6
Choose Start print and press the k button.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the print selection screen
shown in step 1 when printing is complete.
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To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
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Exit
Printing Multiple Pictures
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 119), follow the
procedures described below to print multiple pictures.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
The Print menu screen is displayed.
2
Use the 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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Connecting to a Printer
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
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
Postcard
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
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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 pictures (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 pictures, and press H or I to
specify the number of copies to be printed.
• Pictures selected for printing can be
recognized by the check mark (y) and the
Back
numeral indicating the number of copies to
be printed. If no copies have been specified for
pictures, the selection is canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback or f
(h) to display 12 thumbnails.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• When the screen shown at right is displayed,
Print selection
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
Cancel
Exit
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Print all images
Print all images
0 1 8 prints
Start print
Cancel
Exit
DPOF printing
Print pictures for which a print order was
created using the Print set option (A 87).
• When the screen shown at right is displayed,
choose Start print and press the k button
to start printing. Choose Cancel and press
the k button to return to the print menu.
DPOF printing
0 1 0 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
Exit
• To view the current print order, choose View
images and press the k button. To print
pictures, press the k button again.
View images
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One copy each of all pictures stored in the
internal memory, or on the memory card, is
printed.
• When the screen shown at 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.
Back
5
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the print menu shown in
step 2 when printing is complete.
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Printing
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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. To specify paper size using printer settings,
choose Default in the paper size option.
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Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
a
Menus
A 126
Choose how menus are displayed.
c
Welcome screen
A 127
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned on.
d
Date
A 128
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
e
Monitor settings
A 131
Adjust photo information display and monitor brightness settings.
f
Date imprint
A 132
Imprint shooting date and time on pictures.
g
Vibration reduction
A 133
Choose whether or not vibration reduction is enabled.
U
Motion detection
A 134
Basic Camera Setup
Enable or disable motion detection, which reduces the effects of subject
movement and camera shake in still pictures.
h
AF assist
A 135
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator.
u
Digital zoom
A 135
Enable or disable digital zoom.
i
Sound settings
A 136
Adjust sound settings.
k
Auto off
A 137
Set time before camera enters standby mode.
l/m
Format memory/Format card
A 138
Format internal memory or memory card.
n
Language
A 139
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
H
TV settings
A 139
Adjust settings necessary for connection to television.
V
d
124
Charge by computer
A 140
Choose whether or not to charge the camera battery when connecting to a
computer via the USB cable.
Blink warning
A 141
Specify whether or not the camera detects human faces that have blinked with
shooting using face priority.
Setup Menu
p
A 143
Reset all
Restore camera settings to default values.
r
A 145
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 scene
mode, press the rotary multi selector (A 9)
J to display the tabs.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Exit
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
Shooting menu
Exit
3
Press H or I to select the z tab.
Set up
Basic Camera Setup
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
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.
Set up
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Exit
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Setup Menu
a Menus
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M a Menus
Choose the initial menus displayed.
w Text (default setting)
Menus are displayed in list format.
Set up
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Exit
x Icons
All menu items can be displayed in a single screen.
Menu names
Menus
Basic Camera Setup
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Exit
Setup Menu
c Welcome Screen
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M c 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
Basic Camera Setup
Displays a picture selected for the welcome screen. When the picture selection
screen is displayed, select a picture (A 92) and press k button.
• As the selected picture is stored by the camera, it will be displayed when the
camera is turned on even if the original picture is deleted.
• Pictures taken at an Image mode (A 42) setting of P 4224 × 2376, and copies
created at a size of 320 × 240 or smaller using the small picture (A 102) or crop
(A 103) function, cannot be selected.
127
Setup Menu
d Date
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M d 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.
• Highlight a different item (day, month, year, hour, minute, and the order in which
day, month, and year are displayed): press J or K.
• Edit the highlighted item: press H or I, or rotate the rotary multi selector.
• Apply the setting: select the order in which day, month, and year are displayed
and press the k button (A 19).
Time zone
Basic Camera Setup
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving is enabled or disabled
from Time zone options. When the travel destination (x) is selected, local time
(A 130) is automatically calculated and shooting date and time in the selected
region are recorded with pictures. Useful when traveling.
Selecting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Time
zone and press the k button.
Date
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The Time zone screen is displayed.
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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Home time zone
Travel destination
Exit
128
Setup Menu
3
Press K.
The travel destination screen is displayed.
Time zone
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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.
+08:00
Back
Time zone
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To k y o, S e o u l
Home time zone
Travel destination
Exit
B
Basic Camera Setup
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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Tokyo
Seoul
Note on the Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by the clock battery. The clock battery charges when the main battery
is inserted or an AC adapter is connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about
ten hours of charging.
C
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.
C
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.
D
Imprinting Date on Pictures
Enable date imprint from the Date imprint option (A 132) in the setup menu after the date and
time have been set. When the Date imprint option is enabled, pictures will be recorded with
shooting date imprinted on them.
129
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 +/–
Basic Camera Setup
130
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
e Monitor Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M e Monitor settings
Set the options below.
Photo info
Choose information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback mode.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
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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Auto info
(default setting)
4
Current settings and operational guides are displayed as in Show info above.
If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the display changes to that
with Hide info. Information will be displayed again when the next operation is
performed.
Basic Camera Setup
Show info
Hide info
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Framing grid
8
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 only the information
shown with Auto info is displayed.
4/
4
The current settings or
operation guide is
displayed, as in Auto
info above.
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Setup Menu
f Date Imprint (Imprinting Date and Time)
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M f Date imprint
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the
pictures with shooting, allowing the information to be
printed even from printers that do not support date
printing (A 89).
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Off (default setting)
Date and time are not imprinted on pictures.
f Date
Date is imprinted on pictures.
S Date and time
Basic Camera Setup
Date and time are imprinted on pictures.
At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A 6).
B
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 pictures after they have been taken.
• The date cannot be imprinted in the following situations:
- Pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode
- Movies
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 42) of O 640 × 480 may be difficult to read.
Choose an Image mode setting of N 1024 × 768 or larger when using date imprint.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Date item (A 18, 128).
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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 87).
Setup Menu
g Vibration Reduction
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M g Vibration reduction
Select the 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.
g On (default setting)
Vibration reduction is enabled.
The camera detects and factors out panning movements when reducing camera
shake. When the camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction
reduces only vertical shake. If the camera is panned vertically, vibration reduction
affects only horizontal shake.
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.
B
Basic Camera Setup
Off
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.
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Setup Menu
U Motion Detection
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M U Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera
shake when shooting still pictures.
U
Auto (default setting)
When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the ISO sensitivity and
shutter speed are automatically increased to reduce blurring.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the flash fires
• In A (auto) mode, when ISO sensitivity (A 48) is locked
• In A (auto) mode, when Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16 or Sport
continuous (A 47)
• In the following scene modes: Night portrait (A 59), Fireworks show (A 63),
and Backlight (A 63) scene mode
• When subject tracking mode is selected
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Off
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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Notes on Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of subject movement and
camera shake in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The pictures taken using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
Setup Menu
h AF Assist
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M h AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination, which assists autofocus operation when
the subject is dimly lit.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illumination will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
dimly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 3.0 m (9 ft. 10 in.) at the maximum
wide-angle position and about 2.0 m (6 ft. 6 in.) at the maximum telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes or focus areas, AF-assist 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 125) M u Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
Basic Camera Setup
u 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 Scene auto selector, Portrait, or Night portrait is selected in scene mode
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When subject tracking mode is selected
- When Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16
• When digital zoom is in effect, Metering is set to Center-weighted.
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Setup Menu
i Sound Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M i 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 Continuous is set to Continuous, BSS, Multi-shot 16, or Sport
continuous
• When Museum is selected in scene mode
• When On is selected for Blink proof in the smart portrait menu
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Setup Menu
k Auto Off
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M k Auto off
When the camera is on and a period of time passes without any operations having
been performed, the monitor will be turned off and the camera will enter standby
mode (A 17) to save power. Once the camera has entered standby mode, the
power-on lamp will blink, and if no operations are performed for another three
minutes, the camera will turn off.
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode if no
operations are performed from 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min.
Basic Camera Setup
C
Canceling Standby Mode
Cancel standby mode and reactivate the monitor by pressing any of the following buttons.
• the power switch
• the shutter-release button
• the A button
• the c button
• the b (movie-record) button
C
Notes on Auto Off
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• When a menu is displayed: If auto off is set to 30 s or 1 min, it is extended to three minutes.
• During slide show playback: up to 30 minutes
• When the AC adapter EH-62F is connected: 30 minutes
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Setup Menu
l Format Memory/m Format Card
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M l Format memory/m 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
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option is displayed in the setup menu.
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All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
Exit
B
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Format card
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data. Be sure
to transfer important pictures to a computer before formatting.
• Do not turn the camera off or 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 S8000.
Setup Menu
n Language
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M n Language
Choose one of 24 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
Polish
Danish
Portuguese
German
Russian
(default setting)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
Greek
Turkish
French
Simplified Chinese
Indonesian
Traditional Chinese
Italian
Japanese
Hungarian
Korean
Dutch
Thai
Norwegian
Arabic
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Czech
H TV Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M H TV settings
Adjust settings for connection to a television.
Video mode
Choose from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Choose a picture resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting), 480p,
720p, or 1080i. When Auto is selected, the option best suited to the highdefinition TV to which the camera is connected is automatically selected from
480p, 720p, or 1080i.
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Setup Menu
V Charge by Computer
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M V 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 117).
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.
Basic Camera Setup
B
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Notes on Connecting the Camera to a Printer
• The battery cannot be charged with connection to a printer, even if the printer complies with the
PictBridge standard.
• When Auto is selected for Charge by computer, it may be impossible to print pictures with
direct connection of the camera to some printers. If the PictBridge startup screen is not displayed
in the monitor after the camera is connected to a printer and turned on, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer to Off and reconnect the camera to the
printer.
Setup Menu
d Blink Warning
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M d Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked
using face priority (A 51) when shooting in the following modes.
• A (auto) mode (when Face priority (A 49) is selected for AF area mode
option).
• Scene auto selector (A 56), Portrait (A 58), or Night portrait (A 59)
scene mode is selected.
On
Off (default setting)
Blink warning is not enabled.
B
Basic Camera Setup
When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked in a
picture taken using face priority, the blink warning screen is displayed in the
monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have blinked when the shutter was
released is framed by a yellow border. Should this occur, check the picture and
determine whether or not another picture should be taken.
See “Operating the Blink Warning Screen” (A 142) for more information.
Note on Blink Warning
The blink warning does not function at continuous settings of Continuous, BSS, Multi-shot 16, or
Sport continuous.
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Setup Menu
Operating the Blink Warning Screen
When the blink warning screen shown at right is
displayed in the monitor, the operations described
below are available.
If no operations are performed within a few seconds,
the camera automatically returns to shooting mode.
Did someone blink?
Exit
To
Use
Enlarge the detected
face that blinked
g (i)
Switch to full-frame
playback
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 display to
another face.
Select the face to be
displayed
Delete the picture
Description
l
Press the l button.
k
Switch to shooting
mode
Press the k button or the shutter-release button.
Setup Menu
p Reset All
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M p 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 34)
Off
Creative slider adjustment (A 35)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 39)
0.0
Shooting Menu
Default value
R 4320 × 3240
White balance (A 44)
Auto
Metering (A 46)
Matrix
Continuous (A 47)
Single
ISO sensitivity (A 48)
Auto
AF area mode (A 49)
Autofocus mode (A 52)
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Option
Image mode (A 42)
Auto
Single AF
Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Scene mode setting in the shooting-mode
selection menu (A 55)
Scene auto selector
Hue adjustment in Food mode (A 62)
Center
Smart Portrait Menu
Option
Skin softening (A 69)
Default value
Normal
Smile timer (A 69)
On
Blink proof (A 69)
Off
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Setup Menu
Subject Tracking Menu
Option
Autofocus mode (A 72)
Face priority tracking (A 72)
Default value
Full-time AF
On
Movie Menu
Option
Movie options (A 107)
Autofocus mode (A 108)
Default value
HD 720p (1280 × 720)
Single AF
Setup Menu
Option
Default value
Menus (A 126)
Text
Welcome screen (A 127)
None
Photo info (A 131)
Basic Camera Setup
Brightness (A 131)
Date imprint (A 132)
Vibration reduction (A 133)
Auto info
3
Off
On
Motion detection (A 134)
Auto
AF assist (A 135)
Auto
Digital zoom (A 135)
On
Button sound (A 136)
On
Shutter sound (A 136)
On
Auto off (A 137)
1 min
HDMI (A 139)
Auto
Charge by computer (A 140)
Auto
Blink warning (A 141)
Off
Others
Option
Paper size (A 120, 121)
Frame interval for Slide show (A 90)
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Default value
Default
3s
Setup Menu
• Selecting Reset all also clears the current file number (A 150) from memory.
Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file
numbering to “0001”, delete all pictures stored in the internal memory or on the
memory card (A 91) before selecting Reset all.
• The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with
Reset all.
Shooting menu: Preset manual data (A 45) acquired for White balance
Setup menu: Date (A 128), Language (A 139), and Video mode (A 139)
r Firmware Version
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 125) M r Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
Back
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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.
B
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the lens and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot, or battery chamber. These
parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or
damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
B
Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor, producing a
white blur effect in photographs.
Caring for the Camera
B
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charge or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory
card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
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 recorded or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry.
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Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
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The Battery
Caring for the Camera
• Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if necessary. Do
not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in reduced battery
performance. Whenever possible, carry a fully charged spare battery when taking pictures on
important occasions.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F).
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F) before
use.
• When charging the COOLPIX S8000 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.
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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.
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Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic
common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded using the
product will not be affected.
• White or colored streaks may be visible when bright subjects are framed in the monitor. This
phenomenon, known as “smear,” occurs when extremely bright light strikes the image sensor; it is
characteristic of image sensors and does not indicate a malfunction. Smear may also take the form
of partial discoloration in the monitor during shooting. It does not appear in images recorded with
the camera except in the cases of movies and of images recorded with Multi-shot 16 selected for
Continuous. When shooting in these modes, we recommend that you avoid bright subjects such
as the sun, reflected sunlight, and electric lights.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
Technical Notes and Index
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-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-CP14
* When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (available commercially) as necessary.
For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved
for use in this camera.
Memory cards with an SD Speed Class1 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.
1
2
3
SanDisk
2 GB2, 4 GB3, 8 GB3, 16 GB3, 32 GB3
TOSHIBA
2 GB2, 4 GB3, 8 GB3, 16 GB3, 32 GB3
Panasonic
2 GB2, 4 GB3, 8 GB3, 12 GB3, 16 GB3, 32 GB3
Lexar
2 GB2, 4 GB3, 8 GB3
Technical Notes and Index
Approved Memory Cards
Specification defining minimum data transfer speeds for SD and SDHC memory cards.
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.
Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
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Image/Sound File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies, or voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
D SC N00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Technical Notes and Index
150
Original still pictures (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies
DSCN
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
SSCN
Cropped copies (voice memo
attachment included)
RSCN
Quick retouch copies,
D-Lighting copies and Skin
softening copies (voice
memo attachment included)
FSCN
Extension (indicates file format)
Still pictures
.JPG
Movies
.MOV
Voice memos
.WAV
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
• Files are stored in folders named with a folder number followed by an identifier:
“P_” plus a three-digit sequential number for pictures taken in Panorama
assist scene mode (e.g. “101P_001”; A 65) and “NIKON” for all other pictures
(e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999, a new
folder will be created. File numbers will be assigned automatically starting with
“0001.”
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the picture
to which the voice memo is attached.
• Files copied using Copy>Selected images are copied to the current folder,
where they are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the
largest file number in memory. Copy>All images copies all folders from the
source medium; file names do not change but new folder numbers are
assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest folder number on the
destination medium (A 96).
• A single folder can hold up to 200 pictures; if the current folder already contains
200 pictures, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name,
will be created the next time a picture is taken. If the current folder is numbered
999 and contains 200 pictures, or a picture is numbered 9999, no further
pictures can be taken until the internal memory or memory card is formatted
(A 138), or a new memory card is inserted.
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
Problem
A
Solution
Clock not set.
Set date and time.
128
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
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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.
Q (● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
26, 27
50
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
recording is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when recording is complete.
–
u
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is
in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to
“write” position.
21
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that terminals are
clean.
• Confirm that memory card
is correctly inserted.
P
This card cannot be
used.
P
This card cannot be
read.
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Technical Notes and Index
O (blinks)
20
151
Error Messages
Display
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
Problem
Memory card has not
been formatted for use
in COOLPIX S8000.
• Choose smaller image size.
• Delete pictures.
u
Out of memory.
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152
Memory card is full.
A
Solution
Formatting deletes all data
stored on the memory card.
Be sure to select No and make
copies of any pictures which
need to be kept before
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formatting the memory card.
Select Yes and press the k
button to format the memory
card.
• Insert new memory card.
• Remove memory card and
use internal memory.
42
28, 91,
109
20
20
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format internal memory or
memory card.
138
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
Insert a new memory card or
format internal memory or
memory card.
150
Picture cannot be used
for welcome screen.
The following pictures cannot
be registered as welcome
screen.
• Pictures taken at an Image
mode setting of P 4224 ×
127
2376
• Pictures reduced to 320 ×
240 size or smaller with
cropping or small picture
editing
Insufficient space to
save a copy.
Delete pictures from
destination.
P
Sound file cannot be
saved.
A voice memo cannot
be attached to this file.
• Voice memos cannot be
attached to movies.
• Select a picture taken with
this camera.
u
A blink was detected
in the picture just
taken.
One or more portrait
subjects may have
blinked when the
picture was taken.
Check the picture in playback
mode.
N
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected
picture.
• Select pictures that support
editing function.
• Movies cannot be edited.
P
Image cannot be
saved.
91
–
95
69, 73
97
–
Error Messages
Display
Problem
u
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
recording movie on the
memory card.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
No pictures in the
internal memory or
memory card.
• Remove the memory card
from the camera to play
back pictures stored in the
camera’s internal memory.
• To copy picture from
internal memory to
memory card, press the
d button. The copy
screen will be displayed
and pictures in the internal
memory can be copied to
memory card.
No pictures are
contained in the
category selected in
auto sort mode.
Select the category
containing the sorted
pictures.
N
Memory contains no
images.
A
Solution
20
20
96
81
File cannot be viewed on this
camera. View file using a
–
computer or the devices used
to create or edit this file.
N
All images are hidden.
No pictures available for
a slide show.
–
90
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Picture is protected.
Disable protection.
93
N
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same
time zone as home.
–
130
Do not hold down the flash.
24
Flash is held down by
u
fingers and other
Flash is not fully raised.
objects.
Technical Notes and Index
N
File contains no image
data.
File not created with this
camera.
P
This file cannot be
played back.
153
Error Messages
Display
Problem
A
Solution
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.
119
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
Q
Lens error.
Error occurred during
P
communication with
Communications error
printer.
Technical Notes and Index
PR
Ink error.
Printer error: check ink
Replace ink cartridge, select
PR
Running out of ink or ink
Resume, and press the k
Printer error: out of ink cartridge is empty.
button to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
–
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
Select Cancel and press the
k button to cancel printing.
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
154
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
Monitor is blank.
Monitor is hard to read.
Cause/Solution
A
• Camera is off.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the power
switch, the shutter-release button, A button, c
button, or b (movie-record) button.
• 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.
• When connecting to an electrical outlet using a
Charging AC Adapter, the camera cannot be turned
on.
17
22
8, 11,
17
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
131
146
32
112
111
14
22
137
147
14
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not set”
indicator blinks with shooting and movie recording.
Pictures and movies recorded before clock is set are
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,
128
113,
115,
119
Technical Notes and Index
Battery is exhausted.
Camera has turned off automatically to save power.
Battery is cold.
The camera turns off if the Charging AC Adapter is
connected while the camera is on.
The camera turns off if the USB cable connecting it to
a computer or printer is disconnected. Reconnect
the USB cable.
•
•
•
Camera turns off without •
warning.
•
128
No indicators displayed
in monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
131
Date imprint not
available.
Camera clock has not been set.
18,
128
155
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Date not imprinted on
• The current shooting mode is one that does not
pictures even when
support Date imprint.
Date imprint is enabled. • The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
132
Camera settings reset.
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to
their default values.
129
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
Battery inserted into the
camera is not charged
when the camera is
connected to a
computer.
• The battery is not charged when the camera is
turned off.
• Charging stops if the computer enters sleep mode
while the battery is charging. The camera may be
turned off.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings,
and status, it may be impossible to charge the
battery inserted into the camera via computer
connection.
117
Electronically Controlled Cameras
Technical Notes and Index
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the
camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a
strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery,
then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that disconnecting
the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not
recorded to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem
occurred. Data already recorded will not be affected.
Shooting
Problem
No picture taken when the
shutter-release button is
pressed.
156
Cause/Solution
• When camera is in playback mode, press the
A button, the shutter-release button, or the
b (movie-record) button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d
button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
A
8, 28
10
22
32
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
Disconnect HDMI cable or USB cable.
110
• 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.
Pictures are blurred.
• Use flash.
• Enable vibration reduction or motion
detection.
• Use D (Best Shot Selector).
• Use tripod and self-timer.
30
133,
134
47
33
Streaks of light or partial
discoloration are visible in the
monitor.
Smear occurs when extremely bright light
strikes the image sensor. When shooting with
Continuous set to Multi-shot 16 and when
recording movies, avoiding bright objects, such
as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric
lights is recommended.
47, 148
Bright specks appear in
pictures taken with flash.
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Set the flash
mode setting to W (off).
31
Flash does not fire.
• The flash mode is set to W (off).
• Scene mode with which the flash does not
fire is selected.
• Flash cannot pop up fully. Do not hold down
the flash.
• On is selected for Blink proof in smart
portrait menu.
• Another function that restricts flash is
enabled.
135
17
30
58
69
53
Optical zoom cannot be used.
Optical zoom cannot be used while recording
movies.
Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
• Digital zoom is not available in the following
situations.
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait, or
Night portrait scene mode is selected.
- When shooting in smart portrait mode.
- When shooting in subject tracking mode.
- When Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16.
Image mode not available.
Another function that restricts the Image mode
53
option is enabled.
105
135
Technical Notes and Index
24
56, 58,
59
67
70
47
157
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
No sound when shutter is
released.
136
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.
58-64,
135
Pictures appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
146
Colors are unnatural.
Hue or white balance is not adjusted properly.
35, 44,
62
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.
48
Pictures are too dark
(underexposed).
Technical Notes and Index
158
Cause/Solution
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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
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 Backlight scene
mode or set the flash mode setting to X (fill
flash).
30
24
30
35, 39
48
30, 63
Pictures are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
35, 39
Unexpected results when flash
set to V (auto with red-eye
reduction).
When taking pictures with V (auto with redeye reduction) or fill flash with slow sync and
red-eye reduction in Night portrait scene
mode, In-Camera Red Eye Fix may be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye. Use any scene
mode other than Night portrait, and change
the flash mode to any setting other than V
(auto with red-eye reduction) and try taking a
picture again.
30, 59
Skin tones are not softened.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones 68
may not be smoothed.
• Use Skin softening in the playback menu for 101
pictures containing four or more faces.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Saving images takes time.
A
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 the skin softening function is applied
while shooting
31
32
58, 59,
69
Playback
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
File cannot be played back.
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by –
computer or other make of camera.
• The COOLPIX S8000 is not able to playback
109
movies recorded with another make or model
of digital camera.
Cannot zoom in on picture.
Playback zoom cannot be used with movies,
small pictures, or pictures that have been
cropped to a size of 320 × 240 or smaller.
Cannot record or play back
voice memos.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to images
taken with other cameras. Voice memos
attached to images using another camera
cannot be played back on this camera.
109
94
109
42
Cannot use quick retouch,
D-Lighting, skin softening,
small picture, or crop.
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• These options cannot be used with pictures
taken at an Image mode setting of P 4224
× 2376.
• Select pictures that support quick retouch,
D-Lighting, skin softening, small picture, or
crop.
• Camera is unable to edit pictures taken with
other cameras.
• Select the correct Video mode and HDMI
options from the TV settings item.
• Both HDMI cable and A/V cable or USB cable
are connected to the camera.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace
the memory card. Remove the memory card
to play back pictures from the internal
memory.
139
97
Technical Notes and Index
Pictures not displayed on
television.
–
97
110
20
159
Troubleshooting
Problem
The recorded pictures are not
displayed in auto sort mode.
Nikon Transfer does not start
when camera is connected.
Technical Notes and Index
160
A
Cause/Solution
• The desired picture was sorted to a category
other than the category currently displayed.
• Pictures recorded by a camera other than the
COOLPIX S8000 and pictures copied using the
Copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort
mode.
• Pictures recorded in the internal memory or
on the memory card may not be played back
correctly if overwritten by a computer.
• Up to 999 pictures and movies in total can be
added to each category. If the desired
category already contains 999 pictures or
movies in total, new pictures or movies
cannot be added.
80
•
•
•
•
•
•
17
22
113
–
112
116
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
automatically.
For more information on Nikon Transfer, refer
to help information contained in Nikon
Transfer.
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the
PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed
The PictBridge startup screen is
and it may be impossible to print pictures when
not displayed when the
Auto is selected for the Charge by computer
camera is connected to a
option in the setup menu. Set the Charge by
printer.
computer option to Off and reconnect the
camera to the printer.
Pictures to be printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace
the memory card.
• Remove the memory card to print pictures
from the internal memory.
Cannot select paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera
in the following situations, even when printing
from a PictBridge-compatible printer:
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper
size.
81
–
81
140
20
120,
121
–
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S8000 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
File formats
Image size
(pixels)
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 32 MB), SD (Secure Digital) memory cards
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)
• 14M (High) [4320 × 3240P]
• 14M [4320 × 3240]
• 8M [3264 × 2448]
• 5M [2592 × 1944]
• 3M [2048 × 1536]
• PC [1024 × 768]
• VGA [640 × 480]
• 16:9 [4224 × 2376]
• ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400, 100 to 800)
• Sport continuous (ISO 400 to 6400)
Technical Notes and Index
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Storage
Media
File system
Compact digital camera
14.2 million
1/2.3-in. CCD; approx. 14.48 million total pixels
10× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
5.4-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-300mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/3.5–5.6
10 elements in 8 groups
Up to 2× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 600mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens shift
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-end zoom
position)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), manual with 99
focus areas, center
7.5 cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD
with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
161
Specifications
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Range
(A auto mode)
Shutter
Speed
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
I/O terminal
Supported languages
Power sources
Charging time
Battery life*
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
162
224-segment matrix, center-weighted
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and
exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
[W]: –0.3 to +16.6 EV
[T]: 1 to 17.9 EV
(exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity
adjustment converted to ISO 100 values)
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
• 1/2000 -8 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 100, 200, 400)
• 1/2000 -2 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 800)
• 1/2000 -1 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, 1600, 3200)
• 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
[W]: 0.5 to 5.5 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 18 ft.)
[T]: 0.9 to 3.7 m (2 ft. 11 in. to 12 ft.)
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 output; digital I/O
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. 4 hours (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/
EH-68P (AR) and when no charge remains)
Approx. 210 shots (EN-EL12)
Approx. 103.0 × 57.0 × 27.3 mm (4.1 × 2.3 × 1.1 in.) (excluding
projections)
Approx. 183 g (6.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Less than 85 % (no condensation)
Specifications
• 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 R 4320 × 3240. Battery life may vary
depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-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)
Rated input
Rated capacity
Rated output
Operating temperature
Weight
B
Technical Notes and Index
Dimensions (W × H × D)
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.
163
Specifications
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital
camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows
pictures to be printed from print orders stored on memory cards.
• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
version 2.2 for digital still cameras, a standard that allows information stored
with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are
output from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and
printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer
without connecting the camera to a computer.
Technical Notes and Index
164
Index
Symbols
A
AC adapter 149
AF area mode 49
AF assist 135
Aperture 26
Audio/video cable 110, 149
Audio/video-in jack 110
Auto 30
Auto flash mode 30
Auto mode 22
Auto off 137
Auto sort menu 82
Auto sort mode 80
Autofocus 34, 52
Autofocus mode 52, 72
AV cable 110
AVI 150
B
Back light o 63
Battery 12, 14, 129
Battery chamber 5
Battery charger 16, 149
Battery latch 12
Battery level 22
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
12, 20
Beach/snow g 59
Best shot selector 47
Blink proof 69
Blink warning 141
Brightness (Exp. +/–) 35, 131
BSS 47
Built-in flash 30
Built-in microphone 94
Button sound 136
C
Calendar display 77
Center-weighted 46
Charge by computer 140
Charge lamp 117
Charger 14, 149
Charging AC Adapter 14, 149
Close-up k 61
Cloudy 44
Compression ratio 42, 87
Computer 112, 112–115
copying pictures to 112–115
Connector cover 5
Continuous 47
Copy n 63
Copying pictures 96
Creative slider 35
Crop 103
Technical Notes and Index
R 66
g (Tele) 25
f (Wide) 25
i Playback zoom 78
h Thumbnail playback 75
A Auto mode 22
C Scene mode 55
F Smart portrait mode 67
s Subject tracking mode 70
c Playback mode 28
F Auto sort mode 80
C List by date mode 83
z Setup menu 124
k Apply selection button 9
c Playback button 8
l Delete button 28, 29, 95, 109
A Shooting mode button 8
b Movie record button 8
n Self timer 33
m Flash mode 31
j Help 11
p Macro mode 34
d Menu button 10
o Exposure compensation 39
D
Date 18, 128
165
Index
Date imprint 132
Daylight 44
Daylight saving time 18, 129
Delete 28, 91, 95, 109
Digital zoom 25, 135
Direct print 118
D-Lighting 100
DPOF 164
DPOF print 123
DSCN 150
Dusk/dawn i 60
HD 720p 107
HDMI 139
HDMI cable 110
Help 11
Histogram 36
Histogram shooting info 74
Hue 35
I
EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) 14
EN-EL12 12, 14
Exposure compensation 35, 39
Extension 150
Eyelet for camera strap 5
Identifier 150
Image copy 96
Image mode 23, 42, 55, 69, 71
Image size 42
Incandescent 44
Internal memory 20
Internal memory indicator 23
ISO sensitivity 31, 48
F
J
Face priority 49
Face priority tracking 72
File name 150
Fill flash 30
Fireworks show m 63
Firmware version 145
Fixed range auto 48
Flash lamp 32
Flash mode 30, 31
Flash off 30
Fluorescent 44
Focus 26, 49, 108
Focus indicator 6, 26
Focus lock 50
Folder name 150
Food u 62
Format internal memory 138
Format memory card 21, 138
Formatting 21, 138
FSCN 150
Full-frame playback 28, 29
Full-time AF 52, 108
JPG 150
E
Technical Notes and Index
166
H
L
Lamp indicator 5
Landscape c 58
Language 139
Lens 4, 161
Lens cover 4
Li-ion rechargeable battery 12
List by date menu 85
List by date mode 83
Lithium-ion type battery 14, 149
M
Macro mode 34
Matrix 46
Memory capacity 22
Memory card 20, 149
Memory card slot 20
Menus 126
Metering 46
Microphone 4
Monitor 6, 148
Monitor brightness 131
Index
Monitor display settings 131
Monitor settings 131
Motion detection 23, 134
Movie length 107
Movie menu 106
Movie playback 109
Movie recording 104
Movie settings 106
Movie shooting button 8
Multi-shot 16 47
Museum l 62
N
Night landscape j 60
Night portrait e 59
Nikon Transfer 113
Number of exposures remaining 22, 43
O
Optical zoom 25
Optional accessories 149
Output connector 14, 110, 112, 118
P
Q
Quick retouch 99
QVGA 107
R
Rechargeable battery 149
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 12
Recording movies 104
Red-eye reduction 30, 32
Reset all 143
Rotary multi selector 9
Rotate image 93
RSCN 150
S
Scene auto selector x 55, 56
Scene mode 55, 58
Self-timer 33
Self-timer lamp 33
Setup menu 124
Shooting 22, 24, 26, 41
Shooting info 9
Shooting menu 41
Shooting with face priority 51
Shutter sound 136
Shutter speed 26
Shutter-release button 11, 26
Single 47
Single AF 52, 108
Skin softening 69, 101
Slide show 90
Slow sync 30
Small picture 102
Smart portrait menu 69
Smart portrait mode 67
Smile timer 69
Software Suite 112
Sound settings 136
Speaker 5
Sport continuous 47
Technical Notes and Index
Panorama assist p 64, 65
Panorama Maker 116
Paper size 120, 121
Party/indoor f 59
Photo info 131
PictBridge 118, 164
Playback 28, 29, 75, 77, 78, 95, 109
Playback menu 86
Playback mode 28
Playback zoom 78
Portrait b 58
Power 18, 22
Power switch 22
Power-on lamp 15, 22
Preset manual 45
Press halfway 11
Print 120, 121
Print set 88
Print set date option 88
Printer 118
Protect 93
167
Index
SSCN 150
Strap 11
Subject tracking menu 72
Subject tracking mode 70
Sunset h 60
T
Tele 25
Television 110
Thumbnail display 75
Thumbnail playback 75
Time difference 130
Time zone 128, 130
Tripod socket 5
TV 110
TV settings 139
U
USB cable 14, 112, 113, 119
V
Technical Notes and Index
VGA 107
Vibration reduction 23, 133
Video mode 139
ViewNX 115
Vividness 35
Voice memo 94
Volume 109
W
WAV 150
Welcome screen 127
White balance 44
Wide 25
Z
Zoom control 25, 109
168
Index
Technical Notes and Index
169
Index
Technical Notes and Index
170
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