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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Pictures
Movie Recording and Playback
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Basic Camera Setup
Caring for the Camera
Technical Notes and Index
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed
in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product, to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the camera or
Charging AC Adapter, unplug the
Charging AC Adapter and remove the
battery immediately, taking care to
avoid burns. Continued operation could
result in injury. After removing or
disconnecting the power source, take
the equipment to a Nikon-authorized
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-EL5 (supplied). Charge the
battery by inserting it into the
camera and 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 CD-ROMs 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.
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Radio
Frequency Interference
Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
COOLPIX P100
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
Changing the Angle of the Monitor ...........................................................................................................6
Raising and Lowering the Built-in Flash ...................................................................................................7
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap ............................................................................................7
The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................8
Basic Operations...................................................................................................................................11
The Command Dial.............................................................................................................................................11
The Multi Selector ...............................................................................................................................................12
The d Button....................................................................................................................................................13
Switching Between Tabs.................................................................................................................................13
Help Displays ..........................................................................................................................................................14
The x (monitor) Button ...............................................................................................................................14
The s (display) Button .............................................................................................................................15
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 16
Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................16
Removing the Battery.......................................................................................................................................17
Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................18
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................21
Setting Display Language, Date and Time..................................................................................22
Inserting Memory Cards....................................................................................................................24
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................24
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 26
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode........................................................26
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode ...............................................................................................27
Step 2 Frame a Picture........................................................................................................................28
Using the Electronic Viewfinder .................................................................................................................28
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................29
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................30
Pressing the Shutter-Release Button Halfway/All the Way Down.........................................30
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures ..........................................................................................32
Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode) ............................................................................................................32
Deleting Pictures..................................................................................................................................................32
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................34
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................35
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer ...............................................................................................37
Using Focus Mode ...............................................................................................................................38
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Setting the Focus Mode ..................................................................................................................................39
Using Manual Focus...........................................................................................................................................40
Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation)..............................................................41
More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 42
Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)......................................................................................42
Shooting Suited for the Scene ........................................................................................................43
Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)............................43
Selecting Scenes for Shooting (Scene Mode)....................................................................................45
Features......................................................................................................................................................................46
Taking Pictures for a Panorama ...................................................................................................................53
Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode) ........................................................55
Smart Portrait Menu...........................................................................................................................................57
Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode....................................................59
Subject Tracking Menu ....................................................................................................................................61
Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode) ............................................62
Sport Continuous Menu..................................................................................................................................64
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes) .......................................................66
A, B, C, D Modes .............................................................................................................................................66
A (Programmed Auto) Mode.......................................................................................................................68
B (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode ..................................................................................................................69
C (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode..............................................................................................................70
D (Manual) Mode ...............................................................................................................................................71
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes) ......................................................73
q Image Quality ................................................................................................................................................75
r Image Size........................................................................................................................................................76
F Optimize Image............................................................................................................................................79
B White Balance...............................................................................................................................................82
E ISO Sensitivity................................................................................................................................................84
G Metering...........................................................................................................................................................85
C Continuous .....................................................................................................................................................86
H Auto Bracketing ...........................................................................................................................................89
G AF-Area Mode ...............................................................................................................................................90
I Autofocus Mode ..........................................................................................................................................93
J Flash Exp. Comp...........................................................................................................................................93
M Noise Reduction .........................................................................................................................................94
Q Distortion Control .......................................................................................................................................94
J Active D-Lighting ........................................................................................................................................95
Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously.......................................................................96
Using M (User Setting Mode)...........................................................................................................98
Save the Settings in M ......................................................................................................................................99
Resetting Saved Settings ............................................................................................................................. 100
More on Playback ............................................................................................................................101
Operations in Full-Frame Playback ............................................................................................. 101
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Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence) ............................................. 102
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback.................................................................... 104
Calendar display ................................................................................................................................................ 105
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ....................................................................................... 106
Playback Options: Playback Menu .............................................................................................. 107
a Print Set: Setting the Pictures and Number of Copies to Print .................................... 108
b Slide Show.................................................................................................................................................... 110
c Delete: Deleting Multiple Pictures ................................................................................................. 111
d Protect ........................................................................................................................................................... 113
f Rotate Image............................................................................................................................................... 114
i Hide Image................................................................................................................................................... 114
h Copy: Copying Between the Internal Memory and Memory Card .......................... 115
C Sequence Display Options................................................................................................................. 116
C Choose Key Picture................................................................................................................................. 116
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback .................................................................................... 117
Recording Voice Memos .............................................................................................................................. 117
Playing Voice Memos ..................................................................................................................................... 117
Deleting Voice Memos.................................................................................................................................. 117
Editing Pictures ................................................................................................................................118
Picture Editing Functions ............................................................................................................... 118
Editing Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 120
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ........................................................ 120
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast.................................................................. 121
e Skin Softening: Making Skin Appear Smoother.................................................................... 122
g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures....................................................................................................... 124
j Black Border: Adding a Black Border to a Picture ................................................................. 125
a Crop: Cutting Out Part of a Picture................................................................................................. 126
Movie Recording and Playback ..................................................................................................127
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 127
Recording Slow Motion Movies or Fast Motion Movies (HS Movie).................................130
Movie Menu......................................................................................................................................................... 132
D Movie Options............................................................................................................................................ 133
D HS Movie Options .................................................................................................................................... 134
I Autofocus Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 135
w Electronic VR............................................................................................................................................... 136
Y Wind Noise Reduction......................................................................................................................... 136
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 137
Deleting Movie................................................................................................................................................... 137
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers...........................................................138
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 138
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 140
Before Connecting the Camera ............................................................................................................... 140
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Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer.................................................................. 141
Charging While Connecting to a Computer.................................................................................... 145
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 146
Connecting the Camera and Printer..................................................................................................... 147
Printing Pictures One at a Time................................................................................................................ 148
Printing Multiple Pictures ............................................................................................................................ 149
Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................152
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 152
c Welcome Screen....................................................................................................................................... 154
d Date .................................................................................................................................................................. 155
e Monitor Settings...................................................................................................................................... 158
f Date Imprint ................................................................................................................................................ 159
g Vibration Reduction............................................................................................................................... 160
U Motion Detection..................................................................................................................................... 162
h AF Assist ........................................................................................................................................................ 163
K Red-eye reduction.................................................................................................................................. 163
u Digital Zoom............................................................................................................................................... 164
i Sound Settings.......................................................................................................................................... 165
k Auto Off.......................................................................................................................................................... 165
l/m Format Memory/Format Card .................................................................................................. 166
n Language....................................................................................................................................................... 167
H TV Settings.................................................................................................................................................... 167
V Charge by Computer ............................................................................................................................. 168
d Blink Warning.............................................................................................................................................. 169
p Reset All.......................................................................................................................................................... 171
P Reset file numbering.............................................................................................................................. 174
r Firmware Version..................................................................................................................................... 174
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................175
Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................................................... 175
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 177
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 178
Technical Notes and Index ...........................................................................................................179
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 179
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 180
File and Folder Names ..................................................................................................................... 181
Error Messages ................................................................................................................................... 183
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 188
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 195
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 198
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 199
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Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of Nikon COOLPIX P100 digital camera. This manual is
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.
C
This icon marks notes,
information that should be read
before using the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available
elsewhere in this manual or in the
Quick Start Guide.
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 in a computer monitor are indicated in bold text.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor and electronic
viewfinder 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
Memory Cards
Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable
memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and
delete, playback, and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the memory card. The
memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or used to store
pictures to, or delete, or view pictures.
1
Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, Charging AC
Adapters 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
Introduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means of
a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample”. The copying or reproduction of
paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless the
prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage
stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do not
copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and
private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings, woodcut
prints, maps, drawings, movies and photographs is governed by national and international copyright
laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or built-in
camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes be
recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially
resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the welcome screen (A154). 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
Built-in flash raised
Introduction
1
2
3
6
4
7
4
8
9
10
1
Power switch/Power-on lamp
....................................................19, 21, 145, 165
2
Mode dial........................................................... 42
3
Microphone (stereo)......................117, 127
4
Built-in flash ................................................7, 34
5
m (Flash pop-up) button....................7, 35
6
Eyelet for camera strap (at two places)
....................................................................................7
7
Power connector cover (for connection
with an optional AC Adapter)............ 179
5
11
8
Shutter-release button..............................30
9
Zoom control ..................................................29
f : Wide ...................................................29
g : Tele ......................................................29
h : Thumbnail playback..............104
i : Playback zoom.......................... 106
j : Help ....................................................14
10
Self-timer lamp...............................................37
AF-assist illuminator................................. 163
11 Lens ......................................................... 177, 195
Parts of the Camera
2 3
4
5
6 7 8
Introduction
1
9
18
19 20
TO
PUSH
10 11
12
13
14 15 16 17
EJECT
21 22 23
1
Speaker ..................................................117, 137
13 Monitor ..................................................8, 15, 27
2
x (monitor) button .................................14
14 c (playback) button.................................32
3
Diopter adjustment control................... 14
15 d button......13, 45, 74, 107, 132, 153
4
Electronic viewfinder .................................14
16 Multi selector...................................................12
5
s (display) button ............................... 15
17 l (delete) button............32, 33, 117, 137
6
b (movie-record) button.................... 127
18 Tripod socket
7
Movie mode switch ................................. 127
8
Command dial ...............................................11
9
k (apply selection) button ................... 12
10 HDMI Mini Connector ............................ 138
11
USB/Audio video connector
.........................................................138, 141, 147
19
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ................... 16, 24
20 Cover latch................................................ 16, 24
21 Memory card slot .........................................24
22 Battery latch............................................. 16, 17
23 Battery chamber............................................16
12 Connector cover ...................138, 141, 147
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Parts of the Camera
Changing the Angle of the Monitor
Introduction
The angle of the monitor can be lowered down to 82° or raised upward to 90°. This
is convenient when taking pictures with the camera held at high or low positions.
B
6
Notes on Monitor
• Do not apply excessive force when changing the angle of the monitor.
• The monitor cannot be moved horizontally.
• Put the monitor back in the original position when using in normal situations.
Parts of the Camera
Raising and Lowering the Built-in Flash
Introduction
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash.
• See “Using the Flash” (A34) for more information on setting the flash.
• When not using the built-in flash, gently push the flash down.
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap
Attach the lens cap to the strap, and then attach the strap
to the camera (at two places).
B
Lens Cap
• Remove the lens cap before you shoot a picture.
• At times when you will not be shooting pictures such as when
the power is off, or while you are carrying the camera, attach the
lens cap to the camera to protect the lens.
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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).
See page 15 for details on changing the monitor display.
Shooting
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Parts of the Camera
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Shooting mode*
...........................26, 43, 45, 55, 59, 62, 66, 98
Focus mode......................................................38
Zoom indicator ..............................................29
Focus indicator...............................................30
AE/AF-L indicator..........................................54
Flash indicator.................................................36
Flash mode .......................................................34
Flash exposure compensation .............93
Battery level indicator ................................26
Motion detection icon ...........................162
Vibration reduction icon (still pictures)
...............................................................................160
Electronic VR icon (movies) .................136
Noise reduction .............................................94
Distortion control .........................................94
Active D-Lighting..........................................95
Wind noise reduction..............................136
“Date not set” indicator..........................183
Travel destination indicator.................155
Date imprint..................................................159
Movie options..............................................132
HS movie options ......................................134
Image size..........................................................76
(a) Number of exposures remaining
(still pictures) ............................................26
(b) Movie length.........................................127
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25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
Introduction
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Internal memory indicator..................... 27
Image quality.................................................. 75
Aperture............................................................. 67
Focus area (for manual, center)....30, 90
Focus area (for auto)................................... 90
Focus area (for face priority)...........55, 90
Focus area
(for subject tracking mode)................... 59
Shutter speed................................................. 67
Exposure display........................................... 71
ISO sensitivity ..........................................36, 84
Exposure compensation value............ 41
Skin softening ................................................ 57
Smile timer....................................................... 57
Blink proof ........................................................ 58
B&W + color..................................................... 81
Image optimization.................................... 79
White balance mode ................................. 82
Self-timer indicator ..................................... 37
Bracketing......................................................... 89
Continuous shooting mode.................. 86
High-speed mode ....................................... 64
Pre-shooting cache..............................64, 65
Spot metering area..................................... 85
Center-weighted area ............................... 85
* Differs according to the current shooting mode.
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Parts of the Camera
Introduction
Playback
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10
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a
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1m00s
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Date of recording......................................... 22
12 Voice memo playback guide ............. 117
2
Time of recording ........................................ 22
3
Protect icon....................................................113
Sequence playback guide ................... 102
13 Movie playback guide ............................ 137
4
Volume indicator.............................117, 137
14 Sequence display ...................................... 116
5
Battery level indicator ............................... 26
15 Skin softening icon................................... 122
6
Image quality* ................................................ 75
16 Print-order icon .......................................... 108
7
Movie options* ............................................133
17 Small picture ......................................124, 126
8
Image size* ....................................................... 76
18 Black border indicator ............................ 125
9
(a) Current frame number/ total
number of frames................................. 32
(b) Movie length .........................................137
10 Internal memory indicator..................... 32
11 Voice memo recording guide ............117
* Differs according to the selected option.
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19 D-Lighting icon .......................................... 121
20 Quick retouch icon................................... 120
21 Voice memo indicator............................ 117
22 File number and type ............................. 181
Basic Operations
The Command Dial
Introduction
You can rotate the command dial to select items from a menu screen or to choose
and configure any of the following functions.
For Shooting
Mode
Use
Programmed auto
(mode dial set to A)
Shutter-priority auto
(mode dial set to B)
Aperture-priority auto
(mode dial set to C)
Manual
(mode dial set to D)
Description
A
Change the flexible program
68
Adjust shutter speed
69
Adjust aperture
70
Adjust shutter speed or aperture
(press the multi selector K to
select a different option)
71
For Playback
Mode
Use
Description
A
32,
101,
104
Full-frame playback or
thumbnail playback
Choose a picture
Calendar display
Choose a date
105
Playback zoom
Change the zoom ratio
106
Select playback control
102
Advanced or Rewound
137
During sequence playback or
pause
During movie pause
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Basic Operations
The Multi Selector
Introduction
This section describes standard uses of the multi selector to select modes, select
menu options, and to apply selections.
Operate by pressing the up, down, left, right section, or the k (apply selection) button.
For Shooting
Display m (flash mode) (A34) menu or
choose the option above
Display o
(exposure
compensation)
Display n
(A41) guide*
(self-timer)
(A37)
menu
Apply selection
Flash mode
Display D (focus mode) (A38) menu or
choose the option below
* In shooting mode D (manual), select whether to set the shutter speed or the aperture when the
command dial is rotated (A71).
For Playback
Choose the
previous
picture
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Choose the
next picture
4
4
For the Menu Screen
Choose the option
above
Choose the option
on the left/Return
display to the
previous screen
Choose the option
below
C
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Choose the option
on the right/Display
sub-menu or apply
selection
Apply selection or
display sub-menu
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Note on the Multi Selector
In this manual, up, down, left, and right presses of the multi selector may be indicated with H, I, J and K.
Basic Operations
The d Button
Introduction
Press the d button to display the menu and to select options for the menu items.
• Use the multi selector to navigate the menus (A12).
• Menu items can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.
• Select a tab on the left side of the monitor to display the corresponding menu.
• Press the d button again to exit the menu.
Displayed when the menu contains
two or more pages
Displays the menus for the
mode selected by the mode dial
Displays the movie menu
Displays the playback menu
Displays the setup menu
Displayed when there are following
menu options
Shooting menu
Displayed when
there are previous
menu options
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Autofocus mode
Auto bracketing
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Flash exp. comp.
Noise reduction
Distortion control
Active D-Lighting
Single AF
Full-time AF
0.0
Select an item, then press
the k button or the multi
selector K to proceed to
the next set of options.
Press the k button or the
multi selector K to apply
the selection.
Switching Between Tabs
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Press the multi selector J
to highlight the tab.
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Press the multi selector
HI to choose another
tab, and press either the
k button or K.
Set up
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
The chosen menu is
displayed.
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Basic Operations
Help Displays
Introduction
Rotate the zoom control to g (j) when M 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.
White balance
Shooting menu
For accurate color reproduction,
choose a setting that matches the
light source.
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Back
The x (monitor) Button
Press the x (monitor) button to switch between the monitor or electronic
viewfinder. Switch to the one that suits the shooting conditions. For example, use
the electronic viewfinder in bright locations when it is difficult to see the monitor.
Electronic viewfinder
Monitor
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B
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Diopter Adjustment of Electronic Viewfinder
When the diopter for the electronic viewfinder is out of focus and
the display is difficult to see, adjust the diopter with the diopter
adjustment control. While looking into the viewfinder, rotate the
diopter adjustment control until the display is clearly visible.
Take care not to scratch your eye with your fingertips or nails when
rotating the diopter adjustment control.
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Diopter adjustment control
Basic Operations
The s (display) Button
Introduction
To switch between the information displayed on
the monitor during shooting and playback, press
the s button.
For Shooting
1/250
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Display information
Display the picture and the
shooting data.
1/250
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F5.6
Framing grids1
Information hidden
Display a boxed guide for
framing.
Display the picture only.
For Playback
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4
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4
Display photo information
Display shooting data
Information hidden
Display the picture taken and
the photo information.
(except for movies)
Display highlight2, histogram3
and shooting data4.
Display only the taken picture.
1 Available only when mode dial is set to A, B, C, D or M.
2 The brightest portions of the image (portions that are highlighted) will blink. Use highlights as a
guide when setting exposure.
3 The histogram is a bar graph that shows the brightness distribution in the picture. 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.
4 The shooting data displayed includes the folder name, file name, shooting mode used (A, B, C or
D), shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and the current file number/
total number of exposures.
A is displayed when the shooting mode A, y, x, F, s, d or A is chosen.
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery
Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied) into the camera.
• Charge the battery before first use or when the battery is running low (A18).
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
First Steps
• Slide the cover latch to the Y position (1), and
open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
(2).
2
Insert the battery.
• Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals
are oriented correctly, as shown on the label at the
entrance of the battery chamber, and insert the battery.
• Use 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 Correctly
Inserting the battery upside down or backwards
could damage the camera. Be sure to confirm that the
battery is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
• Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
(1), and slide the cover latch to the Z position
(2).
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PUSH TO EJECT
PUSH TO EJECT
Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
Turn the camera off (A21) and confirm that the poweron lamp and the monitor are off before opening the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Slide the orange battery latch in the direction shown
(1) and eject the battery. Pull the battery out straight
(2).
• Note that the battery may become hot during use; observe due caution when
removing the battery.
PUSH TO EJECT
First Steps
B
Notes on the Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings and cautions of “For Your Safety” (Aii) thoroughly before
using the battery.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for “The Battery” (A176) of the section “Caring for the
Camera” thoroughly before using the battery.
• 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-EL5 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
First Steps
Prepare the Charging AC Adapter
EH-68P.
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 (A16) and turn off the camera (A21).
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 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.
Charging the Battery
4
Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an
electrical outlet.
First Steps
• The camera’s power-on lamp slowly blinks orange to
indicate that the battery is charging.
• About three hours and 30 minutes are required to
charge a fully exhausted battery.
• The following chart explains power-on
lamp status when the camera is
plugged into the electrical outlet.
Power-on lamp
5
Description
Blinks slowly (orange)
Battery charging.
Off
Not charging. When the power-on lamp changes from slow
blinking (orange) to off, charging is complete.
Flickers (orange)
• Operating temperature range exceeded. Charge the
battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to
35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F).
• A USB cable is incorrectly connected, a Charging AC
Adapter is incorrectly plugged in, or the battery is faulty.
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
• Do not use the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P with any device that is not supported.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings and cautions of “For Your Safety” (Aii) thoroughly before
using the EH-68P.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for “The Battery” (A176) thoroughly before using the
battery.
• The EH-68P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets. When using in other
countries, use a third-party plug adapter 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 EH-68P, it cannot be turned on.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use a Charging AC Adapter other than the EH-68P or a USB AC
adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
C
Notes on AC Power Supply
• If the AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately) (A179) 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 any AC adapter other than the EH-62A. 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 P100 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
(A145, 168).
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 can also be charged using the Battery Charger MH-61 (available
separately) (A179).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
Remove the lens cap before turning on the camera. 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.
Press the power switch again to turn off the camera.
When the power is turned off, both the power-on lamp
and monitor turn off.
• When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in
playback mode (A32).
Lens Error
If Lens error. (If the lens cap is attached, turn the camera off, remove the lens cap, and turn
the camera on.) is displayed, check that the lens cap has been removed and turn the camera on
again.
C
Standby Mode (Auto Power Off)
If no operations are performed, the monitor turns off automatically, the camera enters standby mode
and the power-on lamp blinks. If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera
will turn off automatically.
• During shooting or playback, if no operations are performed for about a minute (default setting),
the camera enters standby mode.
• If the monitor is off in standby mode (when the power-on lamp blinks), perform the following
operations to turn on the monitor.
- Press the power switch, the shutter-release button or the c button.
- Rotate the mode dial.
• The time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the Auto off
(A165) in the setup menu (A152).
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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.
• Remove the lens cap.
First Steps
2
Use the multi selector to choose the
desired language and press the k
button.
• For information on using the multi selector,
see “The Multi Selector” (A12).
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
4
Press the multi selector J or K to select your
home time zone (A157), and press the k
button.
London
Casablanca
Back
D
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, press the multi selector H in the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4 to turn on the daylight
saving time option.
When the daylight saving time option is enabled, W is displayed at
the top of the monitor.
To turn off the daylight saving time option, press I.
London
Casablanca
Back
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Setting Display Language, Date and Time
5
Edit the date.
Date
6
Choose the order in which the day, month and
year are displayed.
D
M
Y
01
01
2010
00
00
Edit
Date
D
M
Y
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05
2010
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First Steps
• Press H or I to edit the highlighted item.
• 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)
• Press J to return the cursor to the previous item.
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Edit
7
Make sure that the lens cap is removed, and then press the k button
or K.
• The settings are applied and monitor display reverts to shooting mode.
• The lens will extend at this time.
D
Changing the Date and Time and Imprinting the Date
• Select Date from Date (A155) in the setup menu (A152) to change the current date and time,
and follow the procedure described in step 5 above.
• Select Time zone from Date in the setup menu to change the time zone and daylight saving time
settings (A155).
• To imprint the date on pictures, first set the date and time, and set Date imprint in the setup menu
(A159).
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Inserting Memory Cards
Image and movie files are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approx. 43 MB)
or on removable memory cards (available separately) (A180).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data is 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.
First Steps
1
Confirm that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are turned 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 correctly as shown on the
right, until it clicks into place.
• Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
after inserting the memory card.
PUSH TO EJECT
B
Inserting the Memory Card Correctly
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards
could damage the camera or the memory card. Be sure to
confirm that the memory card is in the correct orientation.
PUSH TO EJECT
Removing Memory Cards
Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off and
confirm that the power-on lamp and the monitor are
off.
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
and press the card in (1) gently to partially eject the
card. Pull the memory card out straight (2).
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PUSH TO EJECT
Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting a Memory Card
B
The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch.
When this switch is in the “lock” position, data cannot be
written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If the
switch is in the “lock” position, unlock it by sliding the
switch to the “write” position to record or delete pictures,
or to format the memory card.
B
First Steps
If the message at the right is displayed when the camera is turned
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
on, the memory card must be formatted before use. Note that
formatting (A166) permanently deletes all data on the
memory card. Be sure to make copies of any pictures you wish to
Yes
No
keep before formatting the memory card.
To format, use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k
button. When the confirmation dialog is displayed, choose Format
and press the k button to start formatting.
• Do not turn the camera off, or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting
is complete.
• When you insert memory cards used in other devices into this camera for the first time, be sure to
format them (A166) with this camera.
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following operations 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:
- Eject the memory card
- Remove the battery
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not use a computer to format the memory card.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks.
• 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 to 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 how to take pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “pointand-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Remove the lens cap and press the power
switch.
• The power will be turned on, and the lens will extend.
• The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and
the monitor will turn on.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Rotate the mode dial
to A.
Auto mode
3
Check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining in the monitor.
Battery level indicator
Battery Level
Monitor
Description
NO
INDICATOR
Battery fully charged.
B
Battery level low; prepare to charge or
replace the battery.
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N
Battery
exhausted.
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Number of exposures
remaining
Cannot shoot. Recharge or replace with
a fully-charged battery.
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of exposures remaining will be displayed.
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the remaining capacity of the
internal memory or memory card, the image quality, and the image size (A77).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Vibration reduction icon
Reduces the effects of
camera shake.
Shooting mode
A is displayed in
auto mode.
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Aperture (A67)
Internal memory indicator
Pictures will be recorded to internal memory
(approx. 43 MB).
When a memory card is inserted, C is not
displayed and pictures will be recorded to
the memory card.
Image quality and Image size
The combination of image
quality (compression) and
image size is displayed. The
default settings are W
(Normal) for image quality and
J (3648 × 2736) for image size.
If the monitor is turned off in standby mode to save power, press the power switch
or the shutter-release button to turn the monitor on (A165).
D
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Shutter speed
(A67)
Movie options
Displays the types of the
movie to be recorded
(A133).
Press b (movie-record)
button to start the movie
recording (A127).
Note on the Flash
When the built-in flash is lowered, the flash setting is fixed to off and W appears at the top of the
monitor. In situations where flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit,
be sure to raise the built-in flash (A35).
D
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• Focus mode (A38) and exposure compensation (A41) can be applied and pictures can be taken
using the flash mode (A34) and self-timer (A37).
• Pressing the d button allows you to specify settings for the shooting menu options Image
quality (A75) and Image size (A76).
D
Vibration Reduction
• See Vibration reduction (A160) in the setup menu (A152) 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.
• Hold the camera steadily in both hands.
• Keep your fingers, hair, strap and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF-assist
illuminator, microphone and speaker.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Frame the picture.
• Position the main subject near the center of the
monitor.
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Using the Electronic Viewfinder
Use the electronic viewfinder to frame pictures when bright light makes it difficult
to see the display in the monitor. Press the x button to switch to the electronic
viewfinder (A14).
When the diopter for the electronic viewfinder is out of focus, rotate the diopter
adjustment control to a position where the display is clearly visible (A14).
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Zoom out
Zoom in
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is already at the maximum optical zoom magnification, rotating
the zoom control in the g direction will trigger digital zoom. The subject can be
magnified up to 4× of the maximum optical zoom ratio.
Focus will be on the center of the frame and the focus area will not be displayed
when digital zoom is in effect.
Optical zoom
C
Digital zoom is in effect.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Rotate the zoom control to activate optical zoom.
Rotate in the direction of g to zoom in on the subject.
Or rotate in the direction of f to have a wider view.
Rotating the zoom control all the way in either
direction will adjust the zoom quickly, while rotating
the control partially will adjust the zoom slowly.
A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor
when the zoom control is rotated.
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify
images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image size (A76) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when shooting 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 still pictures without interpolation is possible at the current image size
setting.
When the image size is small
• By using Digital zoom (A164) in the setup menu (A152), it is possible to restrict the
magnification of the digital zoom within a range where images may not deteriorate, or to set the
digital zoom so that it will not operate.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• When the button is pressed halfway, the camera
focuses.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center focus
area display. When the subject is in focus, the focus area
display will glow green.
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• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame, and the focus area is not displayed. When the subject is in focus, the focus
indicator (A8) glows green.
• Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and the camera is unable to focus,
the AF-area or focus indicator blinks red. Change the composition and press the
shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the
way down.
• The shutter will be released and the picture will be
recorded to the memory card or internal memory.
Pressing the Shutter-Release Button Halfway/All the Way Down
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.
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Press the shutter-release
button halfway to lock
focus and exposure.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the
way down to shoot.
Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded, the number of exposures remaining display 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
D
Focus Lock
Use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when Center is selected for AF area mode.
• Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, exposure is locked.
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subject to be
focused on
using the
camera
D
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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 active focus area, or focus indicator, glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g., the sun is behind the subject
and is in deep shadow)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g., when the subject is standing in front of a
white wall, wearing a white shirt)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g., an animal 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. 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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Confirm that
Continue holding
Press the
the focus area is
down the shuttershuttergreen.
release button halfway release
and recompose the button the
picture.
rest of the
way down to
shoot.
AF-assist illuminator
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A163) may light by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
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Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode)
Press the c (Playback) button.
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c (Playback)
button
• The last picture shot will be displayed in
full-frame playback mode.
• Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to
view additional pictures. Continue holding
down H, I, J or K to fast forward
pictures.
Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the
Multi selector
command dial.
• Pictures may be displayed briefly at low resolution immediately after switching to the
previous picture or next picture.
• Press the c button or the shutter-release button to switch to shooting mode.
• When C is displayed, pictures stored in the internal memory
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displayed and pictures stored on the memory card will be
displayed.
4
Internal memory indicator
Deleting Pictures
1
Press the l button to delete the
picture currently displayed in
the monitor.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press
the k button.
• The picture that is deleted cannot be restored.
• To exit without deleting the picture, choose No and
press the k button.
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4
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
C
Options Available in Playback Mode
For details, see "More on Playback" (A101) or "Editing Pictures" (A118).
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
C
Deleting the Last Picture Taken While in Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last picture shot.
Erase 1 image?
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• Press the x button to switch between using the monitor and electronic viewfinder display
(A14).
• Press the s button to switch between showing and hiding the photo information or shooting
information that is displayed on the monitor (A15).
• Pictures that were shot using face priority (A91) will be rotated automatically when displayed in
full-frame playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures shot when
Continuous (A86) or Auto bracketing (A89) was set).
• When full-frame playback is performed for pictures that were shot continuously, those pictures
shot at the same time are displayed together in a group (sequence display) (A102).
• If the monitor is off in standby mode due to the camera's auto off function, press the c button to
reactivate it (A165).
Yes
No
D
Deleting Multiple Pictures
Choose Delete (A111) from the playback menu (A107) to delete multiple pictures.
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Using the Flash
In dark locations or when the subject is backlit, you can shoot pictures with flash by
raising the built-in flash. You can set a flash mode that suits the shooting conditions.
The flash has a range of about 0.5 to 10 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.) for wide, and about 1.7 to 2.5 m
(5 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft. 2 in.) for tele (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto).
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
V
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Reduces “red-eye” in portraits.
W
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
X
Fill flash
Flash fires when a picture is taken, regardless of how bright the subject is. Use to “fillin” (illuminate) shadows and backlit subjects.
Y
Slow sync
Fill flash is combined with slow shutter speed.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background
at night or under dim light.
Z
Rear-curtain sync
Flash fires just before shutter closes, creating the effect of a stream of light behind
moving subjects.
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Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto with Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses Advanced Red-eye Reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”).
Pre-flashes are fired repeatedly at low intensity before the main flash, reducing the red-eye effect.
If the camera detects “red-eye” when a picture is taken, Nikon’s own In-Camera Red-Eye Fix processes
the image before it is recorded.
Note the following when taking pictures:
• Because pre-flashes are fired, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is
pressed and when the picture is shot.
• The time required to save the picture increases slightly.
• Advanced red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.
• In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by advanced red-eye
reduction processing; in these cases, choose another mode and try again.
When Red-eye reduction (A163) in the setup menu is set to Pre-flash off, the shutter is released
immediately when the shutter-release button is fully pressed, without firing the pre-flashes before the
main flash.
Using the Flash
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Press the m (flash pop-up) button.
The built-in flash will be raised.
• When the built-in flash is lowered, the flash mode will be fixed to W (off ).
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2
Press m (flash mode) on the multi selector.
• The flash mode menu is displayed.
3
Press H or I on the multi selector to choose
the desired mode and press the k button.
• The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at the
top of the monitor.
• When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds even if monitor indicators (A15) are
turned on.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
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Lowering the Built-in Flash
When not using the built-in flash, gently push to lower the flash.
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Using the Flash
B
Shooting When Lighting is Poor and When the Flash is Disabled (W)
• Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of
camera shake. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction (A160) to
Off in the setup menu (A152).
• The E indicator is displayed when the camera automatically increases sensitivity. Pictures taken
when E is displayed may be slightly mottled.
• When shooting at slow shutter speeds in dark location, the noise reduction function may operate.
When the noise reduction function operates, it may take more time to save images.
B
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Note on 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 ), or shoot pictures with the built-in flash lowered.
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The Flash Indicator
The flash indicator shows the flash status when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway down.
• On: Flash will fire when picture is shot.
• Blinks: Flash is charging. Wait a few seconds and try again.
• Off: Flash will not fire when picture is shot.
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The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode.
• A (auto) mode: U auto flash.
• x (scene auto selector): U auto flash. The camera sets the flash mode according to the scene
mode that it has automatically determined.
• SCENE: Varies depending on the scene (A45 to 52).
• F (smart portrait): U auto flash (when blink proof is Off ), fixed to W flash off (when blink proof
is On) (A58).
• s (subject tracking): U auto flash.
• d (sport continuous): Fixed to W flash off.
• A, B, C, D: U auto flash.
The flash cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See "Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously" (A96) for more information.
In the following situations, the setting for flash mode is stored in the camera's memory even after the
camera is turned off.
• When shooting modes A, B, C or D is used
• When shooting using V (auto with red-eye reduction) in A (auto) mode
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer
The self-timer is useful for taking pictures of yourself, such as in group souvenir shots,
or if you want to reduce camera shake when you press the shutter-release button. You
can select a two-second or ten-second timer.
When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. When the camera is
stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction (A160) to Off in the setup menu
(A152).
1
Press n (self-timer) on the multi selector.
• The self-timer menu is displayed.
Press H or I on the multi selector to choose
10s or 2s and press the k button.
•
•
•
•
3
10s
2s
10s (ten seconds): suitable for memorial portraits.
2s (two seconds): suitable for preventing 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 cancelled.
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 until the shutter is
released is displayed in the monitor. The selftimer lamp will blink. The lamp stops blinking
one second before the picture is taken and
remains lit until the shutter is released.
• When the shutter is released, the self-timer
turns OFF.
• To stop the timer before a picture is taken,
press the shutter-release button again.
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Using Focus Mode
Choose a focus mode according to the subject and composition.
A
Autofocus
Camera automatically adjusts focus according to distance to subject. Use when the
distance from subject to lens is 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) or more, or 1.7 m (5 ft. 8 in.) or more
when camera is zoomed all the way out.
D
Macro close-up
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Use for close-ups of flowers or small objects.
The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom.
In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator on the monitor glow
green (wide-angle side from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close
as about 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. In the center zoom position between the
maximum wide-angle side and the K icon, the camera can focus on subjects as
close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
B
Infinity
Use when shooting distant scenes through window glass or when shooting
landscapes.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
(A8) always glows green. However, the camera may not be able to focus on nearby
objects. The flash mode is set to W (off ).
E
Manual focus
The focus can be adjusted for any subject that is a distance of 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity
from the lens (A40).
Focus Modes Available in Each Shooting Mode
A
A, B, C, D, M
A (Autofocus)
w1
w1
D (Macro close-up)
w
w
B (Infinity)
w
w
–
w
E (Manual focus)
1
2
3
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x
3
2
–
F
s
d
w
w
w1
–
–
w
–
–
w
–
–
w
Default setting for each shooting mode.
Available focus modes and default setting varies between different scene modes (A45 to 52).
The camera sets the focus mode according to the scene mode that it has automatically
determined (A43).
The Focus Mode Setting
• For shooting modes A, B, C and D, the changed focus mode setting will be stored in the camera's
memory even after the camera is turned off.
• Focus mode cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
Using Focus Mode
Setting the Focus Mode
1
Press p (focus mode) on the multi
selector.
• The focus mode menu is displayed.
Focus
Press H or I on the multi selector to choose
the desired focus mode and press the k
button.
• The mode selected for focus mode is displayed.
• When A (autofocus) is applied, P is only displayed for
a few seconds even if monitor indicators (A15) are
turned on.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
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2
Macro Close-up
When using shooting mode A, B, C, D or M, if Autofocus mode (A93) is set to Full-time AF, the
camera will continually focus until you press the shutter-release button halfway and the focus locks.
A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.
When using other shooting modes, Full-time AF is turned on automatically when macro mode is
turned on.
C
Infinity
If you set focus mode to infinity while using A (auto) mode, the A, B, C, D and M modes, or
d (Sport continuous) mode, the focus area will not be displayed on the screen.
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Using Focus Mode
Using Manual Focus
Available when the shooting mode is A, B, C, D, M or d (sport continuous). Select
a shooting mode with the mode dial (A42).
1
Press p (focus mode) on the multi
selector to display the setup menu
for focus mode.
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• Use the multi selector to choose E
(manual focus) and press the k button.
W is displayed at the top of the monitor.
• The center of the picture will be enlarged
and displayed on the screen.
2
Press H or I on the multi selector to adjust
the focus.
•
•
•
•
3
Focus
Adjust the focus while viewing the image in the monitor.
Press H to focus on far subjects.
Press I to focus on near subjects.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to check the
composition. Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down to take the picture.
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Press the k button to check the field of view.
• The field of view and the enlarged center section of the
picture will be displayed together.
• Press the shutter-release button at this point to take the
picture.
4
Press the k button.
• The set focus is locked. You can continue shooting with
the locked focus.
• To readjust the focus, repeat steps 1 to 3.
• To change back to autofocus, return to step 1 and choose
any setting other than E.
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E (Manual Focus)
• An approximate depth of field (the area in focus behind and in front of the subject) can be
previewed by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.
• Digital zoom is not available.
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Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
Exposure compensation is used to alter the exposure from the value suggested by
the camera to make pictures brighter or darker.
1
Press o (exposure compensation) on the
multi selector.
• The exposure compensation guide is displayed.
• Exposure compensation is not available for D (manual)
mode.
Press H or I on the multi selector to choose
the compensation and press the k button.
• To make the subject brighter: adjust the exposure
compensation to the "+" side.
• To make the subject darker: adjust the exposure
+0.3
compensation to the "–" side.
• Exposure compensation can be set to values between
–2.0 and +2.0 EV.
• When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is applied, the value is
displayed with the H icon in the monitor.
• To cancel the exposure compensation setting, change the value to 0.0 and press the
k button.
3
Press the shutter-release button to take the
picture.
• Pressing the shutter-release button instead of the k
button in step 2 will allow pictures to be taken with the
specified exposure compensation value, although the
face priority (A91) will not be available.
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Exposure Compensation Value
For shooting modes A, B and C, the setting for exposure compensation will be stored in the
camera's memory even after the camera is turned off.
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Using Exposure Compensation
• The camera tends to lower exposure when the frame is dominated by brightly lit objects (for
example, sunlit expanses of water, sand, or snow) or when the background is much brighter than
the main subject. Positive compensation should be used in such case.
• The camera tends to raise exposure when the frame is dominated by very dark objects (for
example, a swath of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main
subject. Negative compensation should be used in such case.
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Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)
When the mode dial is rotated next to the mark, the camera switches to the
corresponding shooting mode shown below.
Auto mode
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A Auto mode (A26)
A, B, C, D (A66)
M User settings (A98)
Choose this simple mode,
an automatic, “point-andshoot” mode
recommended for firsttime users of digital
cameras.
Choose these modes
for greater control over
shutter speed and
aperture.
Save the settings made in
shooting modes A, B, C
and D. Once the settings
are saved, you can shoot
with the settings that are
more frequently used by
just changing over to this
mode.
d Sport continuous
(A62)
Continuous shooting of
pictures is done at high
speeds.
y Scene (A45)
Choose this mode to shoot
moving subjects. Once you
register a subject to be
focused on, the focus area
moves and follows the
subject.
Choose this mode for
automatic adjustment of
settings to suit the
selected subject type.
F Smart portrait (A55)
x Scene auto selector
(A43)
By simply framing a
picture, the camera
automatically selects the
optimum scene mode for
simpler shooting.
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s Subject tracking (A59)
The camera detects
smiling faces using face
priority and releases the
shutter automatically. The
skin softening function
makes a human subject's
skin appear smoother.
Shooting Suited for the Scene
Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto
Selector)
By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene
mode for simpler shooting. When the camera is aimed at a subject in x scene auto
selector mode, the camera automatically selects one of the following scene modes.
• Auto mode (typical photography)
• Night landscape (A49)
• Portrait (A45)
• Close-up (A49)
• Landscape (A46)
• Backlight (A51)
• Night portrait (A47)
Rotate the mode dial to x.
• Scene auto selector will be enabled.
• If the built-in flash is not raised, the
message The flash is lowered. will be
displayed.
• Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise
the built-in flash.
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Frame the subject and take the picture.
• When the camera automatically selects a scene mode,
the shooting mode icon changes to that for the scene
mode currently enabled.
d: Auto mode
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i: Close-up
f: Landscape
j: Backlight
h: Night portrait
• Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and exposure. When the subject
is in focus, the focus area (active focus area) glows green.
• Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.
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B
Note on Scene Auto Selector Mode
Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should
this occur, switch to A (Auto) mode (A26) or choose the desired scene mode manually (A45).
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Focusing in Scene Auto Selector Mode
• In scene auto selector mode, the camera detects and focuses on a face (see “Shooting with Face
Priority” (A91) for more information).
• When the shooting mode icon d is displayed or when i (close-up) mode is in use, the
camera will automatically focus on the area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the
camera. This is similar to the Auto setting of AF area mode (A90).
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Night Landscape Shooting in Scene Auto Selector Mode
More on Shooting
When the setting is switched to g (night landscape) in scene auto selector mode, the mood of the
night landscape is captured with a slow shutter speed (continuous shooting is not performed), unlike
Night landscape (A49) in scene mode. We recommend stabilizing the camera with a tripod.
• Set Vibration reduction (A160) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
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Note on the Flash
When the built-in flash is lowered, the flash setting is fixed to off and W appears at the top of the
monitor. In situations where flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit,
be sure to raise the built-in flash (A35).
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Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• U (auto) (default setting) and W (off ) flash mode settings (A34) can be applied.
When U (auto) is applied, the camera automatically chooses the optimum flash mode setting
for the scene mode it has selected. When W (off ) is applied, the flash does not fire, regardless of
shooting conditions.
• Self-timer (A37) and exposure compensation (A41) settings can be adjusted.
• The p (focus mode) button (A12, 38) on the multi selector is not available.
• If you press the d button to display the x (scene auto selector) menu, you can set Image
quality (A75) and Image size (A76). Changes made to the image quality and image size
settings apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode M).
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Shooting Suited for the Scene
Selecting Scenes for Shooting (Scene Mode)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The
following scene modes are available.
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
D Backlit scene HDR
p Panorama assist
Setting the Scene Mode
1
Rotate the mode dial to y.
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• The camera enters scene mode. The default setting is
b (portrait).
2
Press the d button to display the
scene menu screen, choose the
desired scene with the multi
selector and press the k button.
• Switch to the C tab when the scene
menu is not displayed (A13).
3
Scene menu
Portrait
Landscape
Night portrait
Party/indoor
Beach/snow
Sunset
Dusk/dawn
Frame the subject and take the
picture.
• For scene modes that use the flash, be
sure to press the m (flash pop-up) button
to raise the built-in flash before shooting.
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If you press the d button to display the C (scene) menu, you can set Image quality (A75) and
Image size (A76). Changes made to the image quality and image size settings apply to all shooting
modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode M).
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Features
The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: X= flash mode when
the built-in flash is raised (A34); n=self-timer (A37); p= focus mode (A38);
o=exposure compensation (A41).
Q
b Portrait
Use this mode for taking portraits in which the main subject
stands out clearly.
• The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face (see
“Shooting with Face Priority” (A91) for more information).
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• If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.
• After the skin softening feature makes the subject's skin appear smoother (up to three
people), record the image (A56).
• If no face is recognized, the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
X
*
V*
n
Off*
p
A
o
0.0*
o
0.02
Other settings can be selected.
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c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (A8)
always lights green; however, objects in the foreground may
not always appear in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A163) does not light.
X
1
2
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W
n
Off1
p
B
Self-timer is available.
Other settings can be selected.
Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and
therefore may take more time to save.
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OQ
e Night portrait
Use this mode for portraits of a human subject shot in front of
background lighting at night. Flash is used to illuminate the
subject while maintaining the mood of the background.
• Shoot pictures with the built-in flash raised.
• The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face (see
“Shooting with Face Priority” (A91) for more information).
• If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on
the face closest to the camera.
• After the skin softening feature makes the subject's skin appear smoother (up to three
people), record the image (A56).
• If no face is recognized, the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
V1
n
Off2
p
A
o
0.02
o
0.02
Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction.
Other settings can be selected.
f Party/indoor
Suitable for taking pictures in parties. Captures the effects of
candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Hold the camera steadily as pictures are easily affected by
camera shake. When shooting under low lighting, use of a tripod
is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A160) to Off
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
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1
2
May automatically switch to slow sync with red-eye reduction. Other settings can be selected.
Other settings can be selected.
O: Indicates a tripod is recommended when using this scene mode. Turn Vibration reduction
(A160) to Off when using a tripod.
Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and
therefore may take more time to save.
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g Beach/snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
U*
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n
Off*
p
A
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
Other settings can be selected.
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Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
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W*
n
Off*
p
A
* Other settings can be selected.
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i Dusk/dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise
or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (A8)
always lights green; however, objects in the foreground may
not always appear in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A163) does not light.
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B
Other settings can be selected.
O: Indicates a tripod is recommended when using this scene mode. Turn Vibration reduction
(A160) to Off when using a tripod.
Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and
therefore may take more time to save.
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j Night landscape
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W
n
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B
o
0.0*
Other settings can be selected.
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This enables you to shoot night landscapes with the minimum of
camera shake and noise. When the j icon at the top left of the
screen glows green and the shutter-release button is pressed
fully, pictures are shot continuously at high speed. The camera
combines the shot pictures to save a single picture.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (A8) always
lights green. However, because the camera focuses at infinity, it
may not be able to focus on nearby objects.
• After pressing the shutter-release button fully, hold the camera steadily until the still picture is
displayed. Do not turn off the camera until the monitor display reverts to the shooting display.
• The angle of view (recorded range) of the stored picture is smaller than the visible range in
the monitor during shooting.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A163) does not light.
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k Close-up
Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at close
range.
• The focus mode (A38) setting will be changed to D (macro
close-up) and the camera automatically zooms to the position at
the closest distance at which the camera can focus.
• The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom. In the
zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator on the monitor glow green (wideangle side from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm (4 in.)
from the lens. In the center zoom position between the maximum wide-angle side and the
K icon, the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
• AF area mode will be changed to Manual to enable the focus area to be chosen (A90).
Press the k button and H, I, J or K on the multi selector to move the focus area. When
the focus area position is set by pressing the k button, the flash mode, self-timer or
exposure compensation settings can be adjusted.
• 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
(A160) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
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1
2
U1
n
Off2
p
p
o
0.02
Other settings can be selected. Note that when shooting with the flash, the flash may be unable
to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
Other settings can be selected.
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u Food
Use this mode when taking pictures of food.
• The focus mode (A38) setting will be changed to D (macro
close-up) and the camera automatically zooms to the
position at the closest distance at which the camera can
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• The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom. In the
zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator on the monitor glow green (wideangle side from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm
(4 in.) from the lens. In the center zoom position between the maximum wide-angle side
and the K icon, the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the
lens.
• You can adjust hue within a slider display at the left of the
monitor. Pressing H increases the red hue, and pressing I
increases the blue hue. The hue adjustments are stored in the
camera's memory even after the camera is turned off.
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• AF area mode will be changed to Manual to enable the focus area to be chosen (A90).
Press the k button and H, I, J or K on the multi selector to move the focus area. When
the focus area position is set by pressing the k button, the hue adjustment, self-timer and
exposure compensation settings can be adjusted.
• 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
(A160) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
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n
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p
o
0.0*
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Other settings can be selected.
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.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• BSS (Best Shot Selector) (A86) is used when shooting.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that
Vibration reduction (A160) is enabled and hold the
camera steadily.
• AF-assist illuminator (A163) does not light.
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Other settings can be selected.
D (macro close-up) can be selected.
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m Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light
from fireworks.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (A8)
always lights green; however, objects in the foreground may
not always appear in focus.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A163) does not light.
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W
n
Off
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n Copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Use p (macro close-up) mode (A38) in focus mode with
this mode to shoot pictures at close distances.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
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1
2
W1
n
Off1
p
A2
Other settings can be selected.
D (macro close-up) can be selected.
o Backlight
Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing
features or details in shadow. The flash fires automatically to “fill
in” (illuminate) shadows.
• Shoot pictures with the built-in flash raised.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
X
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n
Off*
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A
Other settings can be selected.
O: Indicates a tripod is recommended when using this scene mode. Turn Vibration reduction
(A160) to Off when using a tripod.
Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and
therefore may take more time to save.
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Suitable for shooting landscapes with a large contrast between
light and dark. When the shutter-release button is pressed fully,
the pictures that were shot continuously at high speed are
overlaid, and the following two frames are saved:
- The picture processed with Active D-Lighting (A95)
- The picture obtained from HDR (High Dynamic Range)
overlay
• The second frame of the recorded pictures will be the one obtained from HDR overlay.
When the number of exposures remaining is one frame, only the picture processed with
Active D-Lighting is saved.
• The camera focuses in the center of the frame.
• The D icon at the top left of the monitor turns green when there is a large contrast
between light and dark.
• After pressing the shutter-release button fully, hold the camera steadily until the still
picture is displayed. A longer period of time may be required before the recording is
complete. Do not turn off the camera until the monitor display reverts to the shooting
display.
• The angle of view (recorded range) of the stored picture is smaller than the visible range
in the monitor during shooting.
• Digital zoom is not available.
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n
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A
o
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Other settings can be selected.
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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 “Taking Pictures for a Panorama” (A53) for
more information.
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1
2
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n
Off1
p
A2
o
0.01
Other settings can be selected.
D (macro close-up) or B (infinity) can be selected.
Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and
therefore may take more time to save.
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Taking Pictures for a Panorama
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for best
results. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction
(A160) to Off in the setup menu (A152).
1
Use the multi selector to choose p Panorama
assist from the scene menu and press the k
button (A45).
• The I icon is displayed to show the direction in which
pictures will be joined.
Backlit scene HDR
Panorama assist
Image quality
Image size
Use the multi selector to choose the direction
and press the k button.
• Decide how pictures will be joined together in the
completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K) or
down (L).
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• The yellow panorama direction icon (II) will move to
the direction pressed, so press the k button to choose
the direction. A white panorama direction icon (I) will be displayed in the chosen
direction.
• Apply flash mode (A34), self-timer (A37), focus mode (A38) and exposure
compensation (A41) settings with this step, if necessary.
• Press the k button again to reselect the direction.
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Scene menu
Shoot the first picture.
• The picture taken will be displayed in 1/3 of
the monitor.
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Shoot the second picture.
• Match the outline of the next picture so that
one-third of the frame overlaps on to the
previous picture, and press the shutter-release
button.
• Repeat until you have taken the necessary
number of pictures to complete the image.
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Press the k button when shooting is
completed.
• The camera returns to step 2.
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B
Panorama Assist
• Set flash mode, self-timer, focus mode and exposure compensation before taking the first picture.
They cannot be changed after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom,
Image quality (A75) or Image size settings (A76) be adjusted after the first picture is taken.
• The panorama series is terminated if the camera enters standby mode with the auto off function
(A165) during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is
enabled to a longer time is recommended.
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R (exposure lock) Indicator
When using panorama assist mode, all pictures in the panorama
have the same exposure, white balance, and focus as the first picture
of the panorama.
When the first picture is shot, 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 (A140) and use Panorama Maker (A144) to join them in a single
panorama.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
In the default setting, the camera detects smiling faces using face priority and
releases the shutter automatically (smile timer function). The skin softening
function makes a human subject’s skin appear smoother.
1
Rotate the mode dial to F (smart portrait).
• The camera enters smart portrait mode.
Frame the picture.
• Point the camera at the subject.
• When the camera detects a face, the focus area
containing the face will be displayed with a yellow
double border, and when focus is locked the double
border will turn green for a moment.
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• Up to three faces can be detected. When more than
one face is detected, the face closest to the center of the frame is framed by a double
border and the others by single borders.
• When more than one face is detected, press the k button to choose on which face to
focus. Press J K on the multi selector to choose the face on which to focus and press
the k button.
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The shutter is automatically released.
• If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the Smile
timer function (A57) automatically releases the shutter.
When the flash does not fire, the shutter is released five times each time a picture is
taken, and the picture in which the most people have smiles is saved.
When the camera detects a face, the self-timer lamp (A4) blinks. Immediately after
the shutter is released, the self-timer lamp flickers. Each time the shutter is released, the
camera repeats automatic shooting by face priority and smile detection.
• The shutter can also be released by pressing the shutter-release button. If no face is
detected, the camera focuses on the subject in center of frame.
• When the shutter is released, the camera makes the subject’s skin appear smoother,
then records the image (Skin softening (A57)).
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Finish shooting.
• To finish automatic shooting of smiling faces, either turn the camera off, set Smile
timer to Off, or rotate the mode dial to select another shooting mode.
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Notes on Smart Portrait Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Under some shooting conditions, faces and smiling faces may not be detected properly.
• See “Notes on Face Priority” (A92) for more information.
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Notes on Skin Softening
• When taking pictures with skin softening, the time required to save the pictures increases slightly.
• Depending on shooting conditions, even if the camera detects a face on the monitor at the time
of shooting, effects of the skin softening function may not be visible, and areas other than the face
may be processed. If the desired effect is not achieved, set Skin softening to Off and shoot again.
• The extent of skin softening effect that is applied cannot be set while using the Portrait or Night
portrait scene modes.
• Skin softening can also be applied to pictures after they have been taken (A122).
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Auto Power Off When Using Smile Timer (Standby Mode)
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto off function (A165) will turn the camera off in the following
situations if no operations are performed.
• The camera is unable to detect any face.
• The camera has detected one or more faces, but is unable to detect a smiling face.
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Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode
• Flash mode is disabled when Blink proof is set to On. Flash mode (A34) will be changed to U
(auto) when Blink proof is set to Off (other settings can be selected).
• Exposure compensation (A41) can be adjusted.
• If Smile timer is set to Off, self-timer (A37) can be set.
• The focus mode is fixed to A (autofocus).
• If you press the d button to display the F (smart portrait) menu, you can change the settings
for Image quality, Image size, Skin softening, Smile timer, or Blink proof.
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See “Autofocus” (A31) for more information.
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Smart Portrait Menu
Press the d button (A13) to display the smart portrait menu and use the multi
selector (A12) to modify and apply settings. The following options are available.
Switch to the F tab when the smart portrait menu is not displayed (A13).
• Smile timer and Blink proof cannot be used simultaneously.
Image quality
Image quality (A75) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image
quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and
shooting mode M).
Image size
Skin softening
Set skin softening. When the shutter is released, the camera detects up to three faces
and processes the image to make the faces appear smoother, then records the
image.
The effect of this feature can be set to High, Normal (default setting), and Low.
When Off is selected, skin softening is turned off.
• When skin softening is enabled, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor during shooting (A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current
setting is not displayed. Additionally, the effects of the current skin softening
setting cannot be previewed in the monitor while shooting. To confirm, view the
pictures after shooting.
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Image size (A76) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image size
setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and
shooting mode M).
Smile timer
• On (default setting): Among the detected faces, if a smile is detected on the face
that is framed by a double border, the camera automatically releases the shutter.
When the flash does not fire, the shutter is released five times each time a picture
is taken, and the picture in which the most people have smiles is saved.
• Off: The camera does not release the shutter automatically using smile timer; the
shutter is only released when the shutter-release button is pressed.
• When smile timer is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
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When set to On, the shutter is released five times as the shutter-release button is
fully pressed once; the camera chooses one image in which the subjects' eyes are
open, and saves it.
• The message on the right will be displayed for a
few seconds when the camera records an image
in which someone may have been blinking.
A blink was detected in the
picture just taken.
• When Blink proof is turned On, Smile timer is
turned Off. Press the shutter-release button to
release the shutter.
• When set to On, the flash cannot be used.
• The default setting is Off.
• When blink proof is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode
Use this mode to shoot moving subjects. Subject tracking begins once you select a
subject to be focused on, and the focus area will move and follow the subject.
1
Rotate the mode dial to s (subject tracking).
• The camera enters subject tracking mode, and a white
border is displayed in the center of the frame.
2
Select a subject.
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• Frame the subject in the center of the border, and press
the k button.
- The subject is registered.
- When the camera is unable to focus on the subject,
the border will glow red. Change the composition
and try again.
• Once the subject is registered, it is framed by a yellow
focus area display, and subject tracking begins.
• To change subjects, press the k button to cancel the
currently selected subject, then select a new subject.
• If the camera loses sight of the subject, the focus area
display disappears; register the subject again.
Press the shutter-release button to take the
picture.
• If the camera focuses on the focus area when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area
display turns green and the focus is locked.
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• If the camera is unable to focus, the focus area display
will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again
to focus.
• If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area display is not
displayed, the camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.
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Subject Tracking Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Set the zoom position, flash mode, exposure compensation, and menu before registering a
subject. If any of these are changed after a subject is registered, the subject will be canceled.
• During certain conditions, such as when the subject is moving quickly, when there is a large
amount of camera shake, or when there are multiple subjects that look alike, the camera may not
be able to register or track a subject, or the camera may track a different subject. Additionally, the
subject may not be tracked properly depending on factors such as the subject's size and
brightness.
• In some rare cases when shooting subjects for which autofocus may not perform as expected
(A31), the subject may not appear in focus despite the fact that the focus area display glows
green. Should this occur, switch to auto mode or set AF area mode (A90) to Manual or Center
in shooting modes A, B, C, D or M, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance
from the camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock (A31).
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Usable Functions in Subject Tracking Mode
Flash mode (A34) and exposure compensation (A41) settings can be adjusted.
Self-timer cannot be used.
The focus mode is fixed to A (autofocus).
Press the d button to display the s (subject tracking) menu and change the settings for Image
quality, Image size, or Autofocus mode (A61).
Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode
Subject Tracking Menu
Press the d button (A13) to display the subject tracking menu and use the
multi selector (A12) to modify and apply settings. The following options are
available.
Switch to the s tab when the subject tracking menu is not displayed (A13).
Image quality
Image quality (A75) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image
quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and
shooting mode M).
Image size
Autofocus mode
Allows you to set the Autofocus mode (A93) 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 until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the
focus. The sound of the camera focusing will be heard.
Changes made to the autofocus mode setting in this mode will not be applied to the
autofocus mode setting in shooting modes A, B, C, D and M. The autofocus mode
setting applied in subject tracking mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after
the camera is turned off.
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Image size (A76) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image size
setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting
mode M).
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Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode)
Sport continuous mode allows the split-second movements of high-speed moving
subjects to be captured through continuous shooting.
• The image size is fixed to B 1600×1200 or A 1280×960 (A64).
• The ISO sensitivity is set automatically within the range of ISO 160 to 3200.
• The focus, exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the first
picture in each series.
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Rotate the mode dial to d (sport
continuous).
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• The camera enters sport continuous
mode.
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Press the d button and confirm or change
the continuous shooting setting.
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High-speed mode
Pre-shooting cache
• See “Sport Continuous Menu” (A64) for more
Image quality
information.
• Switch to the d tab when the sport continuous menu
is not displayed (A13).
• Once the configuration is complete, press the d
button to return to the shooting screen. Pressing the shutter-release button also
returns to the shooting screen.
3
Frame the subject and shoot.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. Pressing the shutter-release button halfway sets
the focus and exposure.
• When High-speed mode is set, press the shutterrelease button fully to shoot continuously a number of
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frames that is appropriate for the setting. You do not
need to hold down the shutter-release button.
• When Pre-shooting cache is set, press the shutter-release button fully and hold it down
to shoot frames continuously (up to 25 frames).
• When shooting is finished, monitor display reverts to shooting mode. If the O icon is
displayed, do not turn off the camera.
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Notes on Sport Continuous Shooting
• A longer period of time may be required before the recording is complete. The time taken until
recording ends may vary, depending upon the amount of frames taken, image quality setting and
the write speed of the memory card used.
• If the ISO sensitivity is raised for shooting, the shot pictures may be grainy.
• In clear sunlight, the correct exposure may not be obtained (overexposure).
• When shooting under lights that flicker at high speed such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor or
sodium-vapor lamps, banding on the picture or variations in monitor brightness and hue may
occur.
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Functions Available in Sport Continuous Mode
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• The flash and self-timer are not available.
• Exposure compensation (A41) settings can be adjusted.
• Focus mode (A38) settings can be adjusted. When A (autofocus) (default setting) or D (macro
close-up) is set in sport continuous mode, full-time AF (A93) is set.
• AF-assist illuminator (A163) does not light.
• When the d button is pressed to display the d (sport continuous) menu, the settings for Highspeed mode, Pre-shooting cache or Image quality can be adjusted (A64).
• See “Autofocus” (A31) for more information.
• See “Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence)” (A102) for more information.
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Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode)
Sport Continuous Menu
Press the d button (A13) to display the sport continuous menu, and then use
the multi selector (A12) to change the settings. The following options are
available.
Switch to the d tab when the sport continuous menu is not displayed (A13).
• High-speed mode and Pre-shooting cache cannot be set simultaneously.
High-speed mode
Choose the sport continuous shooting type.
Option
Description
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Continuous H: auto
(default setting)
Frame rate: Maximum 60 fps
Number of continuously shot frames: 25 frames
Image size: B 1600×1200 fixed
• The frame rate varies depending on the brightness
of the subject at the start of shooting. In dark
conditions, the shutter speed decreases (1 second
maximum), and the frame rate slows down.
Continuous H: 120 fps
Frame rate: Approx. 120 fps
Number of continuously shot frames: 60 frames
Image size: A 1280×960 fixed
• Shoots 60 frames continuously at a high speed of
about 1/120 second or faster.
Continuous H: 60 fps
Frame rate: Approx. 60 fps
Number of continuously shot frames: 25 frames
Image size: B 1600×1200 fixed
• Shoots 25 frames continuously at a high speed of
about 1/60 second or faster.
Pre-shooting cache
When the pre-shooting cache is used, it improves the chance of capturing a good
picture. Up to five frames are recorded just before the shutter-release button is
pressed down fully. The camera starts shooting when the shutter-release button is
pressed down halfway, and shoots pictures continuously when the button is then
pressed down fully (A65).
The shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released or 25 frames have
been shot continuously.
• Frame rate: Maximum 15 fps
• Number of continuously shot frames: Up to 25 frames (including a pre-shooting
cache of up to five frames)
• Image size: B 1600×1200 fixed
Image quality
Image quality (A75) settings can be changed. This is stored in the camera's
memory independently and is not applied to the settings in any other shooting
mode.
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Pre-shooting Cache
When pre-shooting cache is set to On, shooting starts when the shutter-release button is pressed
down halfway for 0.5 seconds or more, and images that were shot just before the shutter-release
button is pressed down fully can be saved as part of the continuously shot frames. Up to five frames
can be recorded in the pre-shooting cache.
When pre-shooting cache is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting (A8). When
Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed. When the shutter-release button is
pressed down halfway, the pre-shooting cache icon changes to green.
Images recorded
by pressing
down halfway
Press down fully
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Press down halfway
Images recorded
by pressing
down fully
• Check the number of exposures remaining before starting to shoot. Having 25 or more exposures
remaining in the memory is recommended when shooting. A pre-shooting cache cannot be
recorded when the number of exposures remaining is five or less.
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
A, B, C, D Modes
By rotating the mode dial, you can shoot pictures in the following four exposure
modes: A (programmed auto), B (shutter-priority auto), C (aperture-priority auto),
and D (manual). In addition to allowing you to set the shutter speed and aperture
yourself, these modes offer control over a variety of advanced settings such as
changing the ISO sensitivity and white balance in the shooting menu (A73).
Mode
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Description
Camera sets the shutter speed
and aperture automatically for
optimal exposure. Flexible
program, which changes the
combination of shutter speed
and aperture, can be used
(A68).
A
Programmed
auto
(A68)
B
Shutterpriority auto
(A69)
User chooses shutter speed;
camera selects aperture
automatically.
C
Aperturepriority auto
(A70)
User chooses aperture; camera
selects shutter speed
automatically.
D
Manual
(A71)
User controls both shutter speed
and aperture.
Usage
Recommended for most
situations.
Use to shoot fast moving
subjects using a fast shutter
speed, or use to emphasize the
movements of a moving subject
using a slow shutter speed.
Use to blur background or bring
both foreground and
background into focus.
Use to control exposure
according to shooting
requirements.
Settings that are frequently used for A, B, C and D shooting modes can be saved
in mode dial M. Rotating the mode dial to M enables you to shoot pictures using
the saved settings that are used frequently (A98).
D
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Functions Available in A, B, C and D Modes
• The flash mode (A34) can be changed, and the self-timer (A37), focus mode (A38) and
exposure compensation (A41) settings can be adjusted.
• Press the d button to adjust the shooting menu (A73) settings.
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
D
Shutter Speed and Aperture
The same exposure can be achieved with different
combinations of shutter speed and aperture, allowing
you to freeze or blur motion and control depth of field.
The following figure shows how shutter speed and
aperture affect exposure. When the ISO sensitivity
setting (A84) is changed, the range of shutter speeds
and aperture values at which the correct exposure can
be obtained also changes.
1/250
Shutter speed
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Aperture
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Fast shutter speed:
1/1000 s
Slow shutter speed:
1/30 s
Large aperture
(small f-number):
f/2.8
Small aperture
(large f-number):
f/8.0
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
A (Programmed Auto) Mode
Shoot pictures with shutter speed and aperture value set automatically by the
camera.
1
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2
Rotate the mode dial to A.
1/250
F5.6
17
1/500
F4.0
17
Frame the subject and shoot.
• At the default setting, the camera automatically selects
the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject
closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the
focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of
nine areas) (A90).
Flexible Program
In mode A, different combinations of shutter speed and aperture
can be selected by rotating the command dial (“flexible program”),
without changing the exposure. While flexible program is in effect,
an asterisk (A) appears next to the mode indicator (A) in the
monitor.
• Rotate the command dial to the right for large apertures (small fnumbers) when you want to blur background details, or for fast
shutter speeds to capture fast-moving subjects.
• Rotate the command dial to the left for small apertures (large fnumbers) when you want to increase depth of field, or for slow
shutter speeds to emphasize the motion of a subject.
• To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate the
command dial until the A asterisk next to the mode indicator is
no longer displayed. Selecting another mode, or turning off the
camera, also restores default shutter speed and aperture settings.
B
Notes on Shutter Speed
• When the ISO sensitivity (A84) is ISO 3200, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to one second.
• When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (A86), the slowest shutter speed is
restricted to 1/30 second.
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
B (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode
Set the shutter speed and shoot pictures.
Rotate the mode dial to B.
2
Rotate the command dial to choose
the shutter speed value between
1/2000 second and eight seconds.
1/250
3
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1
Focus and shoot.
• At the default setting, the camera automatically selects
the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject
closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the
focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of
nine areas) (A90).
B
B (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode
• If the selected shutter speed would result in the picture being over- or underexposed, the shutter
speed display will flash when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another shutter
speed and try again.
• At shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower, "noise" may appear in the image in the form of randomly
spaced, brightly colored dots. In such situations, the shutter speed indicator will turn red. Setting
Noise reduction (A94) to On is recommended.
B
Notes on Shutter Speed
• When the ISO sensitivity (A84) is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds,
when ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.
• When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (A86), the slowest shutter speed is
restricted to 1/30 second.
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
C (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode
Set the aperture value and shoot pictures.
Rotate the mode dial to C.
2
Rotate the command dial to choose
the aperture value (f/-number).
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1
• When the camera is zoomed all the way
out, aperture can be set to values between
f/2.8 and f/8.0; at maximum zoom, aperture
can be set to values between f/5.0 and f/
8.0.
3
1/250
F5.6
17
Focus and shoot.
• At the default setting, the camera automatically selects
the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject
closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the
focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of
nine areas) (A90).
B
C (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode
If the selected aperture would result in the picture being over- or underexposed, the aperture display
will flash when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another aperture value and try
again.
B
Notes on Shutter Speed
• When the ISO sensitivity (A84) is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds,
when ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.
• When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (A86), the slowest shutter speed is
restricted to 1/30 second.
D
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Aperture and Zoom
Aperture is expressed as an f-number, which is the ratio of the focal length of the lens to the effective
diameter of the opening (aperture) through which light enters the camera. Large apertures (expressed
by small f-numbers) let more light into the camera, and small apertures (large f-numbers) let less light.
This camera has a lens with a focal length of 4.6-120 mm and an aperture of f/2.8 to f/5. When the
camera is zoomed out, the f-number decreases. When the camera is zoomed in, the f-number
increases.
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
D (Manual) Mode
Set the shutter speed and aperture value, and shoot pictures.
Rotate the mode dial to D.
2
Press the multi selector K to activate the
shutter speed setting.
• The active setting switches between shutter speed and
aperture each time the multi selector K is pressed.
• At shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower, the shutter
speed indicator turns red (A69).
• When adjusting aperture or shutter speed,
the degree of deviation from the exposure
value measured by the camera is displayed
for a few seconds in the exposure display.
• The degree of deviation in the exposure
display is shown in EVs (–2 to +2 EV in
increments of 1/3 EV).
A display similar to that illustrated at right
indicates that the picture will be overexposed
by 1 EV (+1).
4
F5.6
17
1/125
F5.6
17
Rotate the command dial to choose
the shutter speed value between
1/2000 second and eight seconds.
➝
3
1/250
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1
Overexposed
Underexposed ➝
+0
+2
+1
-2
-1
Exposure display
Press the multi selector K to activate the
aperture setting.
1/125
F5.6
17
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (A, B, C, D Modes)
5
Rotate the command dial to choose
an aperture value.
• Repeat steps 2 to 5 to modify shutter speed
and aperture settings until the desired
exposure is achieved.
1/125
6
F8.0
17
Focus and shoot.
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• At the default setting, the camera automatically selects
the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject
closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the
focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of
nine areas) (A90).
B
Notes on Shutter Speed
• When the ISO sensitivity (A84) is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds,
when ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.
• When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (A86), the slowest shutter speed is
restricted to 1/30 second.
B
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Note on ISO Sensitivity
When ISO sensitivity (A84) is set to Auto (default setting), High ISO sensitivity auto, or Fixed
range auto, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at ISO 160.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
While shooting in A, B, C, D and M (A98), the shooting menu contains the
following options.
q
Image quality
A75
Choose the image quality (compression ratio) of recorded pictures.
This can also be set in the menus of another shooting mode.
r
Image size
A76
Choose the image size of recorded pictures.
This can also be set in the menus of another shooting mode (except for sport
continuous mode).
Optimize image
B
White balance
A82
Match white balance to the light source to produce images with natural-looking colors.
A84
Modify the camera’s sensitivity to light according to the brightness of the subject.
E
ISO sensitivity
G
Metering
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A79
Change the settings for optimizing images according to the shooting scene or your
preferences.
F
A85
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
A86
Change settings for Continuous (continuous shooting) and BSS (Best Shot Selector), etc.
C
Continuous
H
Auto bracketing
A89
Vary exposure slightly over a burst of pictures.
G
AF area mode
A90
Choose how the focus area is determined.
I
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
A93
J
Flash exp. comp.
A93
Adjust flash level.
M
Noise reduction
A94
Reduce noise in pictures shot at slow shutter speeds.
A94
Choose whether to correct the peripheral distortion that occurs due to the intrinsic
characteristics of lenses.
Q
Distortion control
J
Active D-Lighting
A95
Prevent loss of contrast detail in highlights and shadows when shooting images.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
u
A99
Save user settings
Save the current edited settings into the mode dial M.
u
A100
Reset user settings
Reset the saved settings in M back to the default settings.
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Choose A (Programmed auto), B (Shutter-priority auto), C (Aperture-priority auto),
D (Manual) or M (User settings) by rotating the mode dial.
Press the d button and switch to the A, B, C, D or M tab to display the shooting
menu (A13).
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Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
• Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on menus (A12).
• Press the d button to exit the shooting menu.
B
Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously
Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A96).
C
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Navigating the Camera Menu
The command dial can also be used in place of pressing H or I on the multi selector.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
q Image Quality
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Image quality
Choose the amount of compression applied to pictures.
Lower compression ratios result in higher quality pictures, but also larger file sizes,
limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded.
a
Fine
Fine quality images (compression ratio of 1: 4), suitable for enlargement or high
quality prints.
b Normal (default setting)
Basic image quality (compression ratio of 1:16), suitable for pictures that will be
distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.
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Normal image quality (compression ratio of 1: 8), suitable for most applications.
c Basic
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and playback
modes (A8 to 10).
C
Notes on the Image Quality Setting
• Changes made to the image quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport
continuous mode and shooting mode M).
• Use the sport continuous menu to change the image quality setting for sport continuous mode
(A64).
D
More Information
• See “Number of Exposures Remaining” (A77) for more information.
• See “Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
r Image Size
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Image size
Choose the size of pictures in pixels for recording.
Pictures shot at smaller sizes require less memory, making them suited to
distribution by e-mail or the web.
Conversely, the larger the image, the larger the size at which it can be printed or
displayed without becoming noticeably “grainy,” limiting the number of pictures
that can be recorded.
Image size
Description
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M
3648×2736
(default setting)
Record pictures exhibiting greater detail than those shot at
E 3264×2448 or D 2592×1944.
E
3264×2448
D
2592×1944
Good balance between file size and quality makes this the best
choice in most situations.
C
2048×1536
B
1600×1200
A
1280×960
J
1024×768
Record pictures of a size suitable for display on devices such as a
computer monitor.
f
640×480
Record pictures suitable for display on a television with a screen
aspect ratio of 4:3, or for e-mail attachment.
I
3648×2432
Record pictures with the same aspect ratio (3:2) as those shot with
35 mm film cameras.
G
3584×2016
Record pictures with the same aspect ratio (16:9) as wide-screen
televisions.
H
2736×2736
Record perfectly square pictures.
Smaller than M 3648×2736, E 3264×2448 and D 2592×1944
for recording more pictures.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and playback
modes (A8 to 10).
C
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Notes on the Image Size Setting
• Changes made to the image size setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous
mode and shooting mode M).
• For sport continuous mode, the image size is fixed to B 1600×1200 or A 1280×960 (A64).
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
C
Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory
and on a 4 GB memory card, at each combination of Image size (A76) and Image quality (A75)
settings. Note that the number of images that can be stored will differ depending on the composition
of the image (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number may differ depending on the make
of memory card, even if the capacity for the memory card is the same.
Image size
Image quality
Internal
memory
(43 MB)
Memory card1
(4 GB)
Print size2
(cm/in.)
775
1545
3015
31×23/12×9
Basic
8
17
34
E 3264×2448
Fine
Normal
Basic
11
21
42
970
1915
3655
28×21/11×8
D 2592×1944
Fine
Normal
Basic
17
33
63
1525
2940
5485
22×16/8.5×6.5
C 2048×1536
Fine
Normal
Basic
27
52
98
2410
4640
8620
17×13/7×5
B 1600×1200
Fine
Normal
Basic
43
83
144
3770
7100
12000
14×10/5×4
A 1280×960
Fine
Normal
Basic
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119
196
5745
10000
17000
11×8/4×3
J 1024×768
Fine
Normal
Basic
98
171
275
8620
15000
24000
9×7/3.5×2.5
f 640×480
Fine
Normal
Basic
196
305
458
17000
24000
40000
5×4/2×1.5
I 3648×2432
Fine
Normal
Basic
10
19
38
870
1720
3350
31×21/12×8
G 3584×2016
Fine
Normal
Basic
12
24
46
1065
2115
4020
30×17/12×6.5
H 2736×2736
Fine
Normal
Basic
11
23
45
1030
2045
3890
23×23/9×9
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Fine
M 3648×2736
(default setting) Normal
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
1 If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining
display shows “9999”.
2 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, even with the same image size setting, images printed at
higher resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions
will print larger than the size indicated.
D
Printing Images of Size 1:1
Change the printer setting to “Border” when printing images of size set to 1:1.
The images may not be printed in 1:1 ratio depending on the printer.
See the instruction manual of the printer or check with the authorized print dealer for further details.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
F Optimize Image
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Optimize image
Change the settings for optimizing images according to the shooting scene or your
preferences. Contrast, saturation, sharpening, and other settings can be adjusted in
detail.
g
Normal (default setting)
Standard image optimization; recommended in most situations.
h
Softer
o
Vivid
Enhances saturation and produces vibrant reds and greens. Images will become
sharp and slightly high in contrast.
i
More vivid
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Softens outlines, producing natural results suitable for portraits or retouching on a
computer.
Maximizes saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce crisp images with sharp
outlines.
j
Portrait
Lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait
subjects.
k
Custom
Customize image optimization settings (A80).
p
Black-and-white
Shoot photos in black and white or sepia (A81).
At settings other than Normal, the indicator for the current optimize image setting
is displayed in the monitor during shooting (A8).
B
Optimize Image
• If the optimize image setting is set to Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait or Standard
of Black-and-white, results will vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame
even if shooting conditions remain the same. For consistent results over a series of photographs,
select Custom and choose a setting other than Auto for contrast, sharpening, and saturation.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
Customizing Image Enhancement Options: Custom
Select Custom to make separate adjustments to the
following options.
Custom
Contrast
Image sharpening
Saturation
Contrast
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Control contrast.
Lower settings prevent loss of detail in highlights
under harsh lighting or in direct sunlight. Higher
settings preserve detail in misty landscapes and other
low-contrast subjects.
The default setting is Auto.
Contrast
Auto
Normal
Low
Medium low
Medium high
High
Image sharpening
Choose how much outlines are sharpened during
shooting.
Choose high settings for sharp outlines, low settings
for softer outlines.
The default setting is Auto.
Image sharpening
Auto
Normal
Low
Medium low
Medium high
High
Off
Saturation
Control the vividness of colors.
Choose moderate for less saturated colors, enhanced
for more vivid colors.
The default setting is Auto.
B
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Saturation
Auto
Normal
Moderate
Enhanced
Note on Image Sharpening
The effects of image sharpening cannot be previewed in the monitor during shooting. Check results
in playback mode.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
Shooting in Black-and-White
When Black-and-white is selected, the options
Black-and-white
described below are available.
Standard
Custom
• Choose Standard to shoot in basic black-and-white.
• Choose Custom to manually adjust Contrast,
B&W + color
Image sharpening, and Monochrome filter
effects.
• When the B&W + color option is enabled (w), one
black-and-white picture and the same picture in full color are recorded
simultaneously.
Contrast
Same as Optimize image ➝ Custom ➝ Contrast (A80).
Image sharpening
Same as Optimize image ➝ Custom ➝ Image sharpening (A80).
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The following options can be adjusted in Custom.
Monochrome filter
This effect simulates black-and-white photography
with a color filter.
Monochrome filter
• Yellow, Orange, Red:
Enhance contrast. Can be used to tone down the
brightness of the sky in landscape photographs.
Orange filter results in greater contrast than yellow
filter, and red filter greater contrast than orange
filter.
None
Yellow
Orange
Red
Green
Sepia
• Green:
Softens skin tones. Suitable for portraits.
• Sepia:
Adds a sepia color tone to make it look like an old picture.
C
B&W + Color
Color pictures recorded when B&W + color is enabled are the same as those shot at an optimize
image setting of Normal.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
B White Balance
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M White balance
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 of the human eye by processing images
according to the color of the light source. This is known as “white balance.” For natural
coloration, 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, you can apply
the white balance setting suited to a particular light source to achieve more accurate results.
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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” (A83) for more information.
c
Daylight*
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
d
Incandescent*
Use under incandescent lighting.
e
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting. Choose one of FL1 (white fluorescent),
FL2 (daylight white/neutral fluorescent) and FL3 (daylight fluorescent).
f
Cloudy*
Use when shooting under overcast skies.
g
Flash*
Use with the flash.
* Seven settings for fine-tuning become available. The “+” direction increases the blue hue and the
“–” direction increases the red hue.
The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor (A8). At
settings other than Auto, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor.
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Notes on White Balance
• At white balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A34).
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
Preset Manual
Preset manual is used under unusual lighting conditions or when the desired effect
has not been achieved with white balance settings like Auto and Incandescent
(for example, to make images shot under a lamp with a red shade look as though
they had been shot under white light).
1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Display the shooting menu (A74), use the
multi selector to set White balance to
b Preset manual, then press the k button.
3
Choose Measure.
• To use the most recently measured value for preset
manual, choose Cancel and press the k button. The
most recently measured value will be set for white
balance.
4
Frame the reference object.
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
Preset manual
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• The camera lens extends to a position that is half of the
camera's maximum optical zoom.
White balance
Cancel
Measure
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Reference object frame
5
Press the k button to measure the white balance value.
• The shutter is released and the new white-balance preset value is set (no picture is
recorded).
B
Note on Preset Manual
The camera cannot measure a white balance value for when the flash fires. When shooting with the
flash, set White balance to Auto or Flash.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
E ISO Sensitivity
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M ISO sensitivity
Sensitivity is a measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity,
the less light needed to make an exposure. Although a high ISO rating is suitable for shooting
pictures of subjects in action or in poor lighting, high sensitivity is often associated with
“noise” - randomly spaced, brightly colored pixels concentrated in dark parts of the image.
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• Auto (default setting): Sensitivity is ISO 160 in bright places; in dark places the
camera automatically raises sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800.
• High ISO sensitivity auto: The ISO sensitivity is set automatically within the
range of ISO 160 to 1600 according to the brightness of the subject.
• Fixed range auto: Choose the range in which the camera automatically adjusts
ISO sensitivity, from ISO 160-200 (default setting) or ISO 160-400. The camera
will not raise 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.
• 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200: ISO sensitivity will be locked at the specified value.
Minimum shutter speed
When the shooting mode is A or C and ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, High ISO
sensitivity auto, or Fixed range auto, the shutter speed at which the ISO
sensitivity automatic control starts to function (1/125 to one second) is set. The
default setting is None. If the exposure is insufficient with the shutter speed that is
set here, the ISO sensitivity is increased automatically to obtain the correct exposure.
If the exposure is still insufficient even after the ISO sensitivity is increased, the shutter
speed slows down.
At settings other than Auto, the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A8).
• If Auto is selected and the sensitivity is raised above ISO 160, the E icon will
be displayed (A36).
• V is displayed when High ISO sensitivity auto is selected, and U and the
maximum ISO sensitivity value are displayed when Fixed range auto is selected.
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Notes on ISO Sensitivity
• In D (manual) mode, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at ISO 160 if Auto, High ISO sensitivity auto or
Fixed range auto is selected.
• When the ISO sensitivity is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds, when
ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
G Metering
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Metering
The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine the exposure
is known as Metering.
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
G
Matrix (default setting)
Camera sets exposure for entire frame. Recommended in most situations.
q
Center-weighted
r
Spot
Camera meters area shown by circle in center of frame. Ensures that subject in
metering target is correctly exposed even if background is much lighter or darker.
Ensure that the subject is within the area shown by circle when shooting. Can be
used with focus lock (A31) to meter off-center subjects.
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Camera meters by assigning the greatest weight to the center-weighted area that is
displayed on the screen. Classic meter for portraits; preserves background details
while letting lighting conditions at center of frame determine exposure. Can be used
with focus lock (A31) to meter off-center subjects.
Spot AF area
Camera meters selected focus area. Available only when a setting other than Center
is selected for AF area mode (A90).
B
Notes on Metering
• When digital zoom is in effect, at magnifications of 1.2× to 1.8×, Metering is set to Centerweighted, and at magnifications of 2.0× to 4.0×, it is set to Spot. When digital zoom is in effect,
the metered area is not shown in the monitor.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
D
Metering Area
The active metering area is displayed in the monitor when Center-weighted or Spot is selected for
Metering (A8).
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
C Continuous
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Continuous
Change settings for Continuous (continuous shooting) and BSS (Best Shot
Selector), etc.
U Single (default setting)
One image is shot each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
k Continuous H
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While the shutter-release button is held down, the camera shoots about ten frames per
second (fps) (when the image quality is set to Normal and the image size is set to
M 3648×2736). Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released, or six
shots have been taken with the shutter-release button held down.
m Continuous L
While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 200 pictures are shot at a rate of
about up to 2.8 frames per second (fps) (when image quality is set to Normal and
image size is set to M 3648×2736).
• When Distortion control (A94) is set to On, the frame rate slows down.
D BSS
BSS is recommended for shooting under low lighting without the flash, with the camera
zoomed in, or in other situations in which camera shake is likely to blur pictures.
The camera takes up to ten images while the shutter-release button is held down. The
sharpest image (image with the most detail) in the series is automatically selected and saved.
W Multi-shot 16
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera shoots 16
pictures at about 30 frames per second (fps) and arranges them in
a single picture.
• The image quality for recording is fixed to Normal and the
image size is fixed to D (2560×1920 pixels).
• Digital zoom is not available.
X Intvl timer shooting
Camera takes images automatically at specified intervals (A87).
At settings other than Single, the indicator for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A8).
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
B
Notes on Continuous Shooting
• When Continuous H, Continuous L, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is selected, the flash will be
set to off. Focus, exposure and white balance are fixed at the values for the first picture
in each series.
• The frame rate may become slower depending on the image quality, image size, memory card type
or shooting conditions.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
• Be aware that shooting will stop if the built-in flash is raised or lowered while you are pressing the
shutter-release button fully in Continuous H, Continuous L or BSS mode.
B
Note on Best Shot Selector
B
Note on Multi-shot 16
When shooting under lights that flicker at high speed such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor or sodiumvapor lamps, banding on the picture or variations in monitor brightness and hue may occur.
B
Note on Shutter Speed
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BSS is best suited for shooting stationary subjects. BSS may not produce the desired results if the
subject moves or the composition changes while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way
down.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting, the slowest shutter speed is restricted
to 1/30 second.
C
Shooting Pictures in Continuous H or Continuous L
Pictures that are shot in Continuous H or Continuous L are saved as a “sequence” for each shooting
(A102).
Interval Timer Shooting
Images are shot automatically at specified intervals.
Choose from 30 s, 1 min, 5 min, or 10 min.
1
Display the shooting menu (A74), use the
multi selector to select X Intvl timer
shooting for the Continuous setting, and
then press the k button.
Continuous
Single
Continuous H
Continuous L
BSS
Multi-shot 16
Intvl timer shooting
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
2
Choose the interval taken between each shot
and press the k button.
• The maximum amount of frames that can be taken
during interval timer shooting differs according to the
interval taken between each shot.
- 30 s: 600 images
- 1 min: 300 images
- 5 min: 60 images
- 10 min: 30 images
3
Intvl timer shooting
30 s
1 min
5 min
10 min
Press the d button.
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• The camera returns to shooting mode.
4
Press the shutter-release button all the way
down to shoot the first picture and initiate
interval timer shooting.
• Monitor turns off and the power-on lamp blinks
between shots.
• The monitor turns back on automatically right before
the next image is shot.
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Press the shutter-release button all the way down a second time to end
recording.
• Recording will end automatically if the internal memory or memory card becomes full,
or when the maximum amount of frames have been recorded.
B
Notes on Interval Timer Shooting
• To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during recording, use a fully charged battery.
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use the AC Adapter EH-62A (available
separately from Nikon). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC
adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
• Do not rotate the mode dial to a different setting while performing interval timer shooting.
D
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
H Auto Bracketing
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Auto bracketing
The camera automatically varies exposure slightly over a burst of pictures. Use in
situations where it is difficult to perform exposure compensation (A41).
±0.3
X
Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, +0.3 EV, and –0.3 EV over next three shots. The three
shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is fully pressed.
±0.7
Y
±1.0
Z
Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, +1.0 EV, and –1.0 EV over next three shots. The three
shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is fully pressed.
k
Off (default setting)
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Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, +0.7 EV, and –0.7 EV over next three shots. The three
shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is fully pressed.
Bracketing is not performed.
When auto bracketing is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
B
Notes on Auto Bracketing
• Auto bracketing is not available in D (manual) mode.
• When exposure compensation (A41) and ±0.3, ±0.7 or ±1.0 in Auto bracketing are set
simultaneously, the combined exposure compensation values are applied.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
D
More Information
See “Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence)” (A102) for more information.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
G AF-Area Mode
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M AF area mode
Choose how the focus area is determined for autofocus.
When digital zoom is in effect, the camera will focus on the subject in the center
focus area regardless of the applied AF area mode option.
a
Face priority
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The camera automatically detects and focuses on a
face (see “Shooting with Face Priority” (A91) for more
information). If the camera detects multiple faces, the
camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.
When subjects other than people are photographed,
or a subject with which no face can be detected is
framed, AF area mode is set to Auto. The camera
automatically selects the focus area containing the
subject closest to the camera.
w
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 selected by the camera will be displayed
in the monitor (up to nine areas).
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x
Manual
Choose manually the focus position from 99 areas in
the screen.
This option is suited to situations in which the
intended subject is relatively still and not positioned in
the center of the frame. Press the multi selector H, I,
J or K to select one of 99 focus areas displayed in the
monitor’s focus-area selection screen, and shoot.
To end focus-area selection and adjust the flash mode,
Focus area
focus mode, self-timer and exposure compensation
Selectable areas
settings, press the k button. To return to the focusarea selection screen, press the k button again.
• At an Image size setting (A76) of H 2736×2736, 81 focus areas are available.
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y
Center
Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
Center focus area is always used.
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Focus area
D
More Information
• See “Autofocus” (A31) for more information.
• See “Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
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Shooting with Face Priority
The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face.
The face priority function will be enabled for the following situations.
• Face priority is selected for AF area mode (A90)
• When Portrait (A46) or Night portrait (A47) is chosen for scene mode
• When scene auto selector mode (A43) is chosen
• When smart portrait mode (A55) is chosen
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Frame the picture.
• When the camera detects a face, that face will be framed
by a yellow double border.
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• When the camera detects more than one face, depending upon the shooting mode,
the operation varies as follows.
Shooting mode
A, B, C, D, M modes
(Face priority)
Portrait or Night portrait
scene modes
Faces framed by a double
border
Number of faces to be
recognized
The face closest to the camera
* The other faces are framed by
a single border.
Up to 12
The face closest to the center
of the frame
* The other faces are framed by
a single border.
Up to 3
Scene Auto Selector mode
Smart portrait mode
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
2
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. The double border will glow green and focus
will be locked.
• When the camera is unable to focus on a face, the
double border will blink. Press the shutter-release
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• Press the shutter-release button all the way down to shoot.
• When using Smile timer in smart portrait mode, even if the shutter-release button is
not pressed, the shutter is released automatically if the camera detects that the face
framed by the double border is smiling (A57).
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Notes on Face Priority
• When Face priority is selected for AF area mode, the setting will automatically switch to Auto if
no face is detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
• If no face is recognized when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in the Portrait or Night
portrait scene modes or in smart portrait mode, the camera will focus on the subject in the center
focus area.
• The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• Depending on shooting conditions, such as whether or not the subject is facing the camera, faces
may not be detected.
• In some rare cases of shooting subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected
(A31), the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border glows green.
Should this occur, switch to auto mode or change the AF area mode setting to Manual or Center
in A, B, C, D and M modes, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the
camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock (A31).
• Pictures that were shot using face priority will be rotated automatically when displayed in fullframe or thumbnail playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures
shot while Continuous (A86) or Auto bracketing (A89) was set).
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
I Autofocus Mode
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
A
Single AF (default setting)
Camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
B
Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed down
halfway. Use with moving subjects. A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.
Note on Autofocus Mode
This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
C
Note on the Autofocus Mode Setting for Subject Tracking Mode
You can set Autofocus mode for subject tracking mode (A61). The default setting in subject
tracking mode is Full-time AF. The Autofocus mode setting in subject tracking mode is stored in
the camera's memory independently and is not applied to the Autofocus mode in shooting modes
A, B, C or D.
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C
J Flash Exp. Comp.
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Flash exp. comp.
Flash compensation is used to adjust flash output by ±2.0 EV in increments of 1/3
EV, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background.
-0.3 to -2.0
Flash output is reduced from –0.3 to –2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, to prevent
unwanted highlights or reflections.
0.0 (default setting)
Flash output is not adjusted.
+0.3 to +2.0
Flash output is increased from +0.3 to +2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, to make the
main subject of the frame appear brighter.
At settings other than 0.0, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A9).
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
M Noise Reduction
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Noise reduction
At slow shutter speeds, pictures may be affected by “noise” in the form of randomlyspaced, brightly-colored dots concentrated in dark parts of the image. Use this
option to reduce noise at slow shutter speeds. Enabling noise reduction increases
the time needed to record pictures after they are shot.
a Auto (default setting)
Noise reduction is performed at slow shutter speeds, likely to result in pictures
affected by noise.
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On
M
Noise reduction is applied to pictures shot at shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower.
Switching this to On is recommended when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
When noise reduction is performed, the x icon is displayed in the monitor during
shooting (A9).
C
Note on Noise Reduction
This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
Q Distortion Control
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Distortion control
Choose whether to correct the peripheral distortion that occurs due to the intrinsic
characteristics of lenses. Enabling distortion control reduces the size of the frame,
as compared to distortion control not being enabled.
On
Q
Distortion is corrected.
k
Off (default setting)
No distortion correction is performed.
When distortion control is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
C
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Note on Distortion Control
This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
J Active D-Lighting
Set to A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Active D-Lighting
“Active D-Lighting” preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating
photographs with natural contrast. The image taken will reproduce the contrast
effect that is seen with the naked eye. This is particularly effective for shooting
brightly lit outdoor scenery from darker indoors or taking pictures of shaded
subjects at a sunny seaside.
High, Normal, Low
Set the level of the Active D-Lighting effect that is applied during shooting.
Active D-Lighting is not applied.
When Active D-Lighting is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
B
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Off (default setting)
Active D-Lighting
• Additional time is required to record images when shooting using Active D-Lighting.
• When Active D-Lighting is selected, exposure will be reduced in comparison to shooting without
selecting Active D-Lighting. Adjustments will be made to highlighted areas, underexposed areas
and mid-tones so that brightness of gradations will become appropriate.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A96) for more information.
B
Active D-Lighting Versus D-Lighting
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure before shooting to optimize
the dynamic range. The D-Lighting (A121) option in the playback menu optimizes dynamic range
in images after shooting.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (A, B, C, D Modes)
Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously
Certain settings in the shooting menu cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted function
Flash mode
Setting
Description
Focus mode
(A38)
When B (infinity) is selected for shooting, the flash is
not available.
Continuous
(A86)
When Continuous H, Continuous L, BSS or Multishot 16 is selected for shooting, the flash is not available.
Auto bracketing
(A89)
The flash is not available.
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Image quality/
Image size
Continuous
(A86)
Optimize image
Active D-Lighting When Active D-Lighting is used for shooting, the
Contrast setting for Custom or for Custom in Black(A95)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, Image
quality will be fixed to Normal and Image size will
be fixed to D (2560×1920 pixels).
and-white will be fixed to Auto under the Optimize
image options.
White balance
Optimize image
(A79)
When Black-and-white is selected for Optimize
image, White balance will be fixed to Auto.
ISO sensitivity
Continuous
(A86)
• When shooting in Multi-shot 16, ISO sensitivity will
be set automatically according to the brightness when
shooting mode A, B or C is used. The setting for ISO
sensitivity will be fixed at 160 for shooting mode D.
• When shooting in Continuous L, 3200 is not
available. If Continuous L is selected while ISO
sensitivity is set to 3200, the sensitivity is changed
to 1600.
Metering
AF area mode
(A90)
When Spot AF area is selected for Metering, setting
AF area mode to Center changes the Metering
setting to Matrix.
Active D-Lighting When an option other than Off is selected for Active
D-Lighting, the setting for Metering will be reset to
(A95)
Matrix.
Continuous/Auto
bracketing
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Continuous
(A86)/Auto
bracketing
(A89)
Continuous and Auto bracketing are not available
simultaneously.
When an option other than Single is selected for
Continuous, the setting for Auto bracketing will be
reset to Off.
When an option other than Off is selected for Auto
bracketing, the setting for continuous will be reset to
Single.
Self-timer (A37)
The self-timer and Continuous H, Continuous L,
BSS, Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting or Auto
bracketing are not available simultaneously.
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Restricted function
Continuous/Auto
bracketing
Setting
Description
Optimize image
(A79)
When Black-and-white is selected and B&W + color
is enabled in Optimize image, then Continuous H,
Continuous L, BSS, Multi-shot 16 and Auto
bracketing are not available.
When the B&W + color check box is selected, the setting for
continuous is reset to Single and Auto bracketing is reset
to Off. To perform simultaneous recording of black-andwhite and color with Intvl timer shooting, first select B&W
+ color, and then select the Intvl timer shooting setting.
Noise reduction
(A94)
When On is selected for Noise reduction,
Continuous H and Multi-shot 16 are not available.
AF area mode
Noise reduction
Digital zoom
(A164)
When digital zoom is in effect, AF-area is fixed to
Center.
Focus mode
(A38)
When B (infinity) is selected as the focus mode for
shooting, the camera focuses at infinity regardless of
the applied AF area mode option.
Continuous
• When Continuous H or Multi-shot 16 is selected
(A86)/Auto
for shooting, the noise reduction function is not
bracketing
available.
• When Continuous L, BSS or Auto bracketing is
(A89)/
selected for shooting and Distortion control is set
Distortion control
to On, the noise reduction function is not available.
(A94)
Distortion control Continuous
(A86)
When Multi-shot 16 or Intvl timer shooting is
selected for shooting, distortion control is not available.
Active D-Lighting
ISO sensitivity
(A84)
When ISO sensitivity is set to High ISO sensitivity auto
or 1600 or higher, Active D-Lighting is not available.
When High ISO sensitivity auto or 1600 or higher is
selected, Active D-Lighting is reset to Off.
Date imprint
Continuous
(A86)
When Continuous H, Continuous L or BSS is
selected for shooting, date imprint is not available.
Auto bracketing
(A89)
Date imprint is not available.
Continuous
(A86)/Auto
bracketing
(A89)
Blink warning does not take effect.
Continuous
(A86)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, the
digital zoom is not available.
Blink warning
Digital zoom
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Distortion control When Distortion control is set to On, Multi-shot 16
and Intvl timer shooting are not available.
(A94)
More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A164) for more information.
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Using M (User Setting Mode)
Settings that are frequently used for A, B, C and D shooting modes can be saved
in mode dial M.
Rotating the mode dial to M enables you to shoot using the saved settings.
The following settings can be saved in M.
Basic Settings
Shooting modes A/B/C/D
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Monitor display (A14, 15)
Zoom position (A29)
m (Flash mode) (A34)
p (Focus mode) (A38)2
o (exposure compensation)
(A41)
q Image quality (A75)
r Image size (A76)
F Optimize image (A79)
B White balance (A82)3
E ISO sensitivity (A84)
G Metering (A85)
C Continuous (A86)
H Auto bracketing (A89)
G AF area mode (A90)4
I Autofocus mode (A93)
J Flash exp. comp. (A93)
M Noise reduction (A94)
Q Distortion control (A94)
J Active D-Lighting (A95)
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1 The current flexible program (when set to A), shutter speed (when set to B and D) or aperture
(when set to C and D) settings will be saved.
2 The current focus distance will be saved when set to E (manual focus).
3 The preset value for preset manual applies to the A, B, C, D and M shooting modes.
4 The current focus area position is saved when AF area mode is set to Manual.
B
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Clock battery
If the internal clock battery (A156) is exhausted, the settings saved in M will be reset. Writing down
any important setting is recommended.
Using M (User Setting Mode)
Save the Settings in M
1
Rotate the mode dial to the desired exposure
mode.
• Rotate to A, B, C or D.
• Settings can be saved even if rotated to M (the default
settings of shooting mode A are saved when the camera
is first purchased).
Change to a frequently used setting.
Press the d button.
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2
3
• The shooting menu is displayed.
• Switch to the A, B, C, D or M tab when the shooting
menu is not displayed (A13).
4
Use the multi selector to choose Save user
settings and press the k button.
• Done screen is displayed, and the current settings are
saved.
D
Shooting menu
Save user settings
Reset user settings
Shooting in M (user setting) mode
• Rotate the mode dial to M to shoot with the saved settings.
• The settings can be changed. Also, the changed settings can be saved again.
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Using M (User Setting Mode)
Resetting Saved Settings
The saved setting will revert back to the default setting of shooting mode A.
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2
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100
Choose Reset user settings in the shooting
menu screen and press the k button.
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• The saved settings have been reset.
Shooting menu
Save user settings
Reset user settings
Reset user settings
User settings will be reset to
default values. OK?
Yes
No
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Operations in Full-Frame Playback
In shooting mode, press the c (playback) button to enter playback
mode and play back the images that have been shot (A32).
In full-frame playback, the following operations are available.
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Choose pictures
f (h)
Playback zoom
g (i)
Hide or show photo
information
Switch between
displays
Record/play voice
memos
Perform continuous
playback of a sequence
Play back movies
s
Delete pictures
Display menu
Switch to shooting
mode
C
x
k
l
d
c
A
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Thumbnail display/
Calendar display
Description
Press H, I, J or K to choose a picture to
display.
Press and hold H, I, J or K to fast
forward pictures.
Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the
command dial.
Display images by 4, 9 or 16 picture thumbnails.
Rotate the zoom control towards the
f (h) in the 16-picture thumbnail display
to change to the calendar display.
Enlarge the view of the picture currently
displayed in the monitor, up to about 10×.
Press the k button to return to full-frame
playback.
Hide or show the shooting information and
photo information in monitor.
Switch between the monitor and electronic
viewfinder display.
Record or play back voice memos up to
20 seconds in length.
Perform continuous playback of the pictures
when the key picture of a sequence is displayed.
Play back the displayed movies.
Delete the displayed pictures. When
pressed during sequence display, all the
pictures in the sequence are deleted.
Display the playback menu.
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button to change back to the last chosen
shooting mode. Switching to shooting
mode can also be performed by pressing
the b (movie-record) button.
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Viewing Pictures
Pictures that were shot using face priority (A91) will be rotated automatically when displayed in fullframe playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures shot when
Continuous (A86) or Auto bracketing (A89) was set).
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Operations in Full-Frame Playback
Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence)
Pictures that were shot continuously in the following modes are saved as a
“sequence” for each shooting.
• Continuous H or Continuous L for the Continuous (A86)
• Auto bracketing (A89)
• Sport continuous mode (A62)
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representative key picture.
• When the monitor indicators are turned on (A15) ,
F is displayed on the pictures in the sequence .
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(Sequence Playback)
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Sequence display
Press the k button during the full-frame display of a
key picture to perform continuous playback of the
pictures in the sequence. Playback controls appear at
the top of the monitor during playback. Press the multi
selector J or K or rotate the command dial to choose
a playback control, and press the k button. The
following operations are available.
Use
Description
Rewind
O/K/N
The rewind speed increases in the sequence: N➝K➝O.
Advance
P/L/M
To
The advance speed increases in the sequence: P➝L➝M.
The following operations can be performed with the
playback controls at the top of the monitor while playback
is paused.
Pause
O
M
Rewind by one frame.
N
Advance by one frame.
P/L/M
End playback
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Q
Resume playback.
R
Display the first picture of the sequence.
S
Display the last picture of the sequence.
Return to full-frame playback mode.
Perform Playback Zoom for Pictures in a Sequence
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) while playback is paused to perform playback zoom (A106).
Operations in Full-Frame Playback
Deleting Pictures in a Sequence
• Press the l button while the key picture is displayed to delete all the pictures in
the sequence that is displayed.
• Press the l button while sequence playback is paused
Delete
to select the deletion method.
- Erase current picture: Delete only the frame that is
displayed (A32).
Erase current picture
- Erase selected images: Select pictures for deletion
Erase selected images
Erase
entire sequence
(A111).
- Erase entire sequence: Delete all the pictures in the sequence that is playing
back.
- To exit without deleting the picture, press the d button.
Note on Sequence
Sequence display is not possible for pictures shot continuously using cameras other than
COOLPIX P100.
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Playback Menu Options Available with Sequence
When the d button is pressed while the key picture of a sequence is displayed, the following menu
operations are available for the pictures in the selected sequence.
• Print set (A108)
• Slide show (A110)
• Delete (A111)
• Protect (A113)
• Hide image (A114)
• Copy (A115)
• Sequence display options (A116)
• Choose key picture (A116)
In addition, press the d button while the sequence playback is paused to change the settings or
perform editing for individual pictures.
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Individual Display of Pictures in a Sequence
All the individual pictures in a sequence can be displayed instead of the key picture only.
While individual picture is displayed, editing (A118) can be performed or voice memos (A117) can
be recorded for each picture. To display pictures in a sequence individually, change Sequence
display options (A116) in the playback menu to Individual pictures.
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Changing Key Picture in Sequence
The key picture can be changed with Choose key picture (A116) in the playback menu.
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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A32, 101) to display pictures as
thumbnail images in thumbnail playback mode.
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The following operations can be performed in
thumbnail playback.
To
Use
Description
A
Press H, I, J or K on the multi selector.
12
Rotate the command dial.
11
Choose pictures
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Increase the number
of thumbnails
displayed/Calendar
display
Rotate the zoom control towards the g (i)
direction to decrease the number of
thumbnails from 16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4.
Rotate towards g (i) again during 4
thumbnails display to return to full-frame
playback.
Decrease number of
picture thumbnails
displayed
g (i)
Return to full-frame
playback
k
Press the k button.
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c
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button to change back to the last chosen
shooting mode. Switching to shooting mode
can also be performed by pressing the b
(movie-record) button.
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Switch to shooting
mode
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f (h)
Rotate the zoom control towards the f (h)
direction to increase the number of
thumbnails from 4 ➝ 9 ➝16 ➝ Calendar
display.
In calendar display, the images can be
selected according to date by moving the
cursor (A105).
Rotate towards the g (i) direction to return to thumbnail display.
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Icons on the Thumbnails
Print-set icon
When pictures marked using Print set
(A108) or Protect (A113) are selected, the
icons shown at right are displayed.
When Sequence (A102) is selected in
thumbnail playback mode, the icons shown on
the right are displayed.
Movies are displayed as film frames.
Sequence
display
Protect icon
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Film frames
Calendar display
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The following operations can be performed while the calendar is displayed.
To
Use
Description
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Rotate the zoom control towards f (h) during
playback mode when 16 thumbnails are displayed
(A104) to change to calendar display.
Move the cursor and choose the image according to the
date. Dates will be underlined in yellow if there are
pictures taken on that date.
A
Press H, I, J or K on the multi selector.
12
Rotate the command dial.
11
Change to full-frame playback display of the
first photo taken on the chosen date.
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101
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
-
Select date
Return to full-frame
playback
k
Return to thumbnail
display
g (i)
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Notes on Calendar display
• Images taken without the date set will be treated as images taken on “01.01.10”.
• d and l buttons are disabled while the Calendar is displayed.
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) during full-frame playback
mode (A32) zooms in on the current picture, enlarging and
displaying the center of the picture on the monitor.
• The guide at lower right shows which portion is enlarged.
The following operations can be performed while
pictures are zoomed in.
To
Zoom in
Zoom out
Use
g (i)
f (h )
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Crop picture
Switch to shooting
mode
Description
A
Zoom increases each time the zoom control is
rotated to g (i), up to about 10×. Zoom also
increases by rotating the command dial to the right.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h). When the
magnification ratio reaches 1×, the display
returns to full-frame playback mode.
Zoom also decreases by rotating the
command dial to the left.
-
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to move
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the display area to other areas of the picture.
Move the display
area
Return to full-frame
playback
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Press the k button.
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d
Press to crop the current picture to contain
only the portion visible in the monitor.
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c
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button to change back to the last chosen
shooting mode. Switching to shooting mode
can also be performed by pressing the b
(movie-record) button.
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Pictures Taken Using the Face-Priority Function
When zooming in on a picture taken using the face-priority
function (A91), the picture will be enlarged with the face
detected during shooting at the center of the monitor
(except for pictures shot while Continuous (A86) or
Auto bracketing (A89) was set).
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• If more than one face was detected, the picture will be
enlarged with the face on which focus was acquired at the center of the monitor.
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to display other faces that were detected.
• When the zoom control is further rotated towards the g (i) or f (h) direction,
the zoom ratio will change and will become a normal playback zoom display.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
The following options are available in playback menu.
k
I
e
a
b
c
d
i
g
h
j
C
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Quick retouch
A120
Easily create retouched images in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
D-Lighting
A121
Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures.
Skin softening
A122
Make the subject’s skin appear smoother.
Print set
A108
Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each.
Slide show
A110
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide show.
Delete
A111
Delete a picture. Multiple pictures can be deleted.
Protect
A113
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Rotate image
A114
Change the orientation of an existing picture.
Hide image
A114
Hide selected pictures during playback.
Small picture
A124
Create a small copy of the current picture.
Copy
A115
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
Black border
A125
Create a new picture surrounded by a black border.
Sequence display options
A116
Set whether to display continuously shot pictures individually or return to displaying
the key picture only.
Choose key picture
A116
Change the key picture for the series of pictures that were shot continuously
(Pictures in a sequence A102).
Displaying the Playback Menu
Display the playback menu by pressing the d button and switching to the c tab (A13).
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Playback menu
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Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
• Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on menus (A12).
• To exit the playback menu, press the d button.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
a Print Set: Setting the Pictures and Number of Copies to Print
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M a Print set
If you choose to use one of the following methods to print pictures that are
recorded on a memory card, the pictures to print and the number of copies can be
set in advance on the memory card.
• Printing with a DPOF-compatible (A198) printer that is equipped with a card
slot.
• Ordering the prints from a digital photo lab that has a DPOF service.
• Printing by connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A198) printer
(A146). (When the memory card is removed from the camera, the print settings
can also be performed for the pictures recorded on the internal memory.)
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Choose Select images and press the k
button.
Print set
Choose the pictures (up to a maximum of 99)
and number of copies (up to nine per picture).
Print selection
Select images
Delete print set
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• Press the multi selector J or K to choose the pictures,
and press H or I to set the number of copies for each.
• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.
• Pictures selected for printing can be recognized by the
Back
check mark icon and the numeral indicating the
number of copies to be printed. A check mark is not
displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these pictures will
not be printed.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or f (h) to switch
to 12 thumbnails display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
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More Information
See “Printing Images of Size 1:1” (A78) for more information.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
3
Choose whether or not to also print shooting
date and photo information.
• Choose Date and press the k button to print the date
of recording on all pictures in the print order.
• Choose Info and press the k button to print shooting
information (shutter speed and aperture) on all pictures
in the print order.
• Choose Done and press the k button to complete the
print order.
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon displayed with playback.
Print set
Done
Date
Info
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Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Photo Information
When the Date and Info options are enabled in the Print set menu, shooting date and photo
information are printed on pictures when a DPOF-compatible (A198) printer which supports
printing of shooting date and photo information is used.
• Photo information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the
supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A151).
• Date and Info are reset each time the Print set menu is displayed.
• The date and time printed on the picture is the date and time
recorded on the camera when the picture was taken. The date and
time printed using this option will not be affected even if the
camera’s Date setting is changed from the setup menu after the
pictures are taken.
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Deleting All Print Orders
In step 1 of the print set procedure (A108), choose Delete print set and press the k button to
delete the print settings for all pictures.
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Date imprint
The shooting date and time can be imprinted in pictures at the time of shooting by using Date
imprint (A159) in the setup menu. This information can be printed even from printers that do not
support printing of date and time.
Only the date and time of Date imprint on the pictures will be printed, even if Print set is enabled
with the date selected in the print set screen.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
b Slide Show
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M b Slide show
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
1
Use the multi selector to choose Start and
press the k button.
Slide show
Pause
• To change the interval between pictures, choose
Frame intvl, select the desired interval time, and press
Start
the k button before choosing Start.
Frame intvl
Loop
• To repeat the slide show automatically, enable Loop
and press the k button before choosing Start. The
check mark (w) will be added to the loop option when enabled.
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The slide show begins.
• Press the multi selector K to view pictures in the order
recorded, or J to view pictures in reverse order. Press
and hold K to fast forward, or J to rewind.
• Press the k button to pause the slide show.
3
Choose End or Restart.
• When the slide show ends or is paused, choose End
and press the k button to return to the playback
menu. Choose Restart to play the slide show again.
Pause
Restart
End
Frame intvl
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Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies (A137) included in slide shows is displayed.
• Only the key picture is displayed for a sequence (A102) for which the display of the key picture
only is set.
• Slide shows play for a maximum of 30 minutes, even when Loop is selected (A165).
Playback Options: Playback Menu
c Delete: Deleting Multiple Pictures
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M c Delete
Delete a picture. Multiple pictures can also be deleted.
Erase selected images
In the picture selection screen, choose the pictures for deletion. See "Selecting
Pictures" (A112) for more information.
• When a sequence (A102) that is set to display the key picture only is chosen, all
pictures in the sequence that is displayed are deleted.
• When Delete is chosen while sequence playback (A102) is paused, only the
pictures in the sequence can be chosen.
Erase all images
Delete all pictures.
• Not displayed when Delete is chosen while sequence playback is paused.
Displayed when Delete is chosen while sequence playback is paused. All pictures in
the sequence that is playing are deleted.
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Erase entire sequence
Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer before
deletion.
• Pictures marked with the s icon are protected and cannot be deleted (A113).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Selecting Pictures
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The picture selection screen, as shown at right, will be
Erase selected images
displayed with the following menus:
• Playback menu: Quick retouch* (A120) ,
D-Lighting* (A121) ,
Skin softening* (A122),
Select images in Print set
Back
(A108),
Erase selected images in Delete (A111),
Protect (A113),
Rotate image (A114),
Hide image (A114),
Small picture* (A124),
Selected images in Copy (A115),
Black border* (A125),
Choose key picture (A116)
• Setup menu:
Welcome screen (A154)
* These menus will be displayed if menu items are selected when the playback menu has been
displayed from a mode other than playback mode (A13).
Follow the procedure described below to select pictures.
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
desired picture.
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• The command dial can also be used in place of pressing
J or K on the multi selector.
• Only one picture can be selected for Quick retouch, DLighting, Skin softening, Rotate image, Small
Back
picture, Black border, Choose key picture 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
to 12 thumbnails display.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
2
Press H or I to select ON or OFF (or the
number of copies).
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• When ON is selected, a check mark is displayed in the
current picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select
additional pictures.
Back
3
Press the k button to apply picture selection.
• With selections such as Erase selected images, the confirmation dialog is displayed.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
d Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
In the picture selection screen, choose a picture and set or cancel protection. See
"Selecting Pictures" (A112) for more information.
Note, however, that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card
will permanently erase protected files (A166).
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Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M d Protect
Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon in playback mode (A10, 105).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
f Rotate Image
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M f Rotate image
Change the orientation of pictures played back in the camera’s monitor after
shooting. Pictures can be rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise.
Pictures that were recorded in the portrait (vertical) orientation can be rotated up
to 180° in either direction.
Select a picture in the picture selection screen (A112), and press the k button to
display the rotate image screen. Press the multi selector J or K to rotate the
picture 90°.
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Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate image
Rotate
Rotate 90°
counterclockwise
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90°
clockwise
Press the k button to set the orientation displayed, and save the orientation data
with the picture.
i Hide Image
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M i Hide image
Hide selected pictures during playback.
In the picture selection screen, choose a picture and enable or disable the Hide
image setting. See "Selecting Pictures" (A112) for more information.
Hidden pictures cannot be deleted using the Delete option. Note, however, that
formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently
erase hidden files (A166).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
h Copy: Copying Between the Internal Memory and Memory Card
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M h Copy
Copy pictures between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the multi selector to select an option from
the copy screen and press the k button.
Copy
• q: Copy pictures from internal memory to
memory card.
• r: Copy pictures from memory card to internal
memory.
2
Select a copy option and press the k button.
Camera to card
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Selected images
• Selected images: Copy pictures selected from the
All images
picture selection screen (A112). When a sequence
(A102) that is set to display the key picture only is
chosen, all pictures in the sequence that is displayed are
copied. When Copy is chosen while sequence playback
(A102) is paused, only the pictures in the sequence can
be chosen.
• All images: Copy all pictures. Not displayed when Copy is chosen while sequence
playback is paused.
• Current sequence: Displayed when Copy is chosen while sequence playback is
paused. All pictures in the sequence that is playing are copied.
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 (A117) are attached to pictures selected for copying, voice memos are copied
with the pictures.
• Pictures recorded with another make or model of camera or that have been modified on a
computer cannot be copied.
• Edited copies have the same protection marking (A113) as the original, but are not marked for
printing (A108).
• Hidden pictures (A114) cannot be copied.
• While the sequence playback (A102) is paused, pictures can only be copied in the r (from
SD card to internal memory) direction.
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Memory contains no images. Message
If there are no pictures stored on the memory card when playback mode is applied, the message,
Memory contains no images., will be displayed. Press the d button to display the copy option
screen, and copy the pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the memory card.
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See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
C Sequence Display Options
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M C Sequence display options
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Set whether to display the series of pictures that were shot continuously (Pictures
in a sequence A102) in the full-frame display (A101) or thumbnail display
(A104) of playback mode.
• When setting, before pressing the d button, choose in the full-frame or
thumbnail display the sequence that you want to set (the picture in the
sequence display (A10, 105)).
Individual pictures
The pictures that were shot in a sequence are displayed individually.
• When the pictures are displayed individually, sequence playback (A102) cannot
be performed.
Key picture only
Returns a sequence in which pictures are displayed individually to the key picture
only display.
C Choose Key Picture
Press the d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M C Choose key picture
When Sequence display options is set to Key picture only, the key picture
displayed for the full-frame or thumbnail display in playback mode is changed for
each sequence.
• When setting, before pressing the d button, choose in the full-frame or
thumbnail display the sequence that you want to set.
• When the key picture selection screen is displayed, choose a picture. See
"Selecting Pictures" (A112) for more information.
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Voice Memos: Recording and Playback
Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice
memos for pictures marked with n in full-frame
playback mode (A32).
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A voice memo, up to 20 seconds in length,
will be recorded while the k button is
pressed down.
• Do not touch the built-in microphone
during recording.
• During recording, o and p blink in the
monitor.
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displayed in full-frame playback mode to
play the voice memo. Playback ends when
the voice memo ends or when the k button
is pressed again.
• Pictures with voice memos can be
recognized by the q icon.
• Use the zoom control g/f during playback to adjust the volume.
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Deleting Voice Memos
Choose a picture with a voice memo and press the
l button. Use the multi selector to choose w and press
the k button. Only the voice memo will be deleted.
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No
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Notes on Voice Memos
• When a picture with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the picture and its voice memo are
deleted.
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for a picture that already has a voice memo attached on it. The
current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to images taken with cameras other than COOLPIX P100.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
Picture Editing Functions
Use this camera to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate files (A181).
Editing function
Application
Quick retouch (A120)
Easily create a copy with enhanced contrast and richer colors.
D-Lighting (A121)
Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.
Skin softening (A122)
Make the subject’s skin appear smoother.
Small picture (A124)
Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use on web pages or
as e-mail attachments.
Black border (A125)
Create a copy with a black frame along border of the picture that
provides a little more impact.
Crop (A126)
Crop picture. Enlarge the image or refine the composition and
create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor.
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Notes on Picture Editing
• Editing other than Black border cannot be performed on pictures shot with Image size (A76) of
I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016, and H 2736×2736.
• This camera's editing functions cannot be used for pictures taken with cameras other than
COOLPIX P100.
• If a copy created using this camera is viewed on cameras other than COOLPIX P100, the picture
may not be displayed or may not be transferred to a computer.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
• Perform one of the following operations before editing a sequence (A102) for which only the key
picture is displayed.
- Select a picture while the sequence playback (A102) is paused.
- Set Sequence display options (A116) to Individual pictures to display the pictures
individually, and then select a picture.
Picture Editing Functions
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Restrictions on Picture Editing
The following limitations apply when editing pictures that were created by editing.
Copies Created By:
Can Be Edited By:
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening, small picture, or crop can be used.
Quick retouch and D-Lighting cannot be used together.
Skin softening
Quick retouch, D-Lighting, small picture, or crop can be used.
Small picture
Crop
No additional editing functions can be used.
Black border
No additional editing functions can be used. A black border
cannot be added to a picture created with a different editing
function.
• Copies created by editing cannot be edited again using the same edit function.
• To use an editing function together with small picture or crop, use the other edit function first, and
use small picture or crop as the last edit function performed on that picture.
• Pictures that were taken using skin softening can be edited using skin softening.
Original Pictures and Edited Copies
• 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.
• Even if the pictures that are marked for Print set (A108) or Protect (A113) are used for editing,
these settings will not be reflected on the edited copies.
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Editing Pictures
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Easily create retouched images in which contrast and saturation have been
enhanced. Retouched copies are stored as separate files.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
• Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not
displayed (A13).
2
Use the multi selector to choose k Quick
retouch and press the k button.
Editing Pictures
• The original version will be shown on the left and the
edited version will be shown on the right.
• If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other
than playback mode, choose Quick retouch to display
the picture selection screen (A112). Choose an image
to edit and press the k button.
3
Choose the extent of the setting using H or
I, and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Quick retouch
• A retouched copy is created.
• To cancel, press the d button.
Normal
Cancel
• Quick retouched copies can be recognized by the s
icon displayed during playback.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
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
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
• Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not
displayed (A13).
2
Use the multi selector to choose I DLighting and press the k button.
3
Choose the extent of the setting using H or
I, and press the k button.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Editing Pictures
• The original version will be shown on the left and the
edited version will be shown on the right.
• If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other
than playback mode, choose D-Lighting to display the
picture selection screen (A112). Choose an image to
edit and press the k button.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
• A new, edited copy is created.
• To cancel, press the d button.
Normal
Cancel
• D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the c icon
displayed during playback.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
e Skin Softening: Making Skin Appear Smoother
Skin softening can be applied to faces that are detected in pictures already taken, to make
skin appear smoother. Pictures edited with this function are stored as separate files.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
• Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not
displayed (A13).
2
Use the multi selector to choose e Skin
softening and press the k button.
Editing Pictures
• The screen that allows you to set the amount of skin
softening appears.
• If no faces can be detected in the image, a warning is
displayed and the screen returns to the playback menu.
• If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other
than playback mode, the picture selection screen
(A112) is displayed when Skin softening is chosen.
Choose an image to edit and press the k button.
3
Press H or I to choose the extent of skin
softening to be applied, and press the k
button.
• A confirmation screen is displayed, and the image is
displayed zoomed in on the face edited by skin
softening.
• To cancel, press the d button.
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Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Skin softening
Normal
Cancel
Amount
Editing Pictures
4
Confirm the results.
• Up to 12 faces, in order of proximity to the center of the
frame, can be enhanced.
• When multiple faces are edited using skin softening,
use the multi selector J and K to switch the face that
is displayed.
• To adjust the extent of skin softening, press the d
button and return to step 3.
• Press the k button to create a copy edited with skin
softening.
• Copies created by editing with skin softening can be
recognized by the E icon displayed during playback.
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Editing Pictures
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Note on Skin Softening
Depending on conditions such as the direction the subject is facing or the brightness of the face, the
face may not be detected properly, or the desired effect may not be achieved.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures
Create a small copy of the current picture. Suitable for displaying on web pages or
sending as e-mail attachments. The available size is l 640×480, m 320×240 or
n 160×120. Small copies are stored as separate files with a compression ratio of
1:16.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
• Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not
displayed (A13).
2
Use the multi selector to choose g Small
picture and press the k button.
Editing Pictures
• If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other
than playback mode, choose Small picture to display
the picture selection screen (A112). Choose an image
to edit and press the k button.
3
4
Choose the desired copy size and press the k
button.
Playback menu
Rotate image
Hide image
Small picture
Copy
Black border
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
Small picture
640×480
320×240
160×120
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• A new, smaller copy is created.
• To cancel, choose No and press the k button.
• The copy is displayed with a gray frame.
Create small picture file?
Yes
No
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
Editing Pictures
j Black Border: Adding a Black Border to a Picture
This function creates copies with Thin, Medium, or Broad black lines, along
borders of pictures. The created picture is stored as a separate file.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
• Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not
displayed (A13).
2
Use the multi selector to choose j Black
border and press the k button.
• If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other
than playback mode, choose Black border to display
the picture selection screen (A112). Choose an image
to edit and press the k button.
4
Choose the desired thickness of frame and
press the k button.
Rotate image
Hide image
Small picture
Copy
Black border
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
Editing Pictures
3
Playback menu
Black border
Thin
Medium
Broad
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• A new copy with a black frame is created.
• To cancel, choose No and press the k button.
Create a copy with a
black border?
Yes
No
B
Black Border
• Borders of a picture will be hidden with black lines because black portion is drawn from picture’s
edges according to their thickness.
• When a picture with a black border is printed using a printer's borderless print function, black frame
may not be printed.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
a Crop: Cutting Out Part of a Picture
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is
displayed with playback zoom (A106) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as
separate files.
1
Enlarge the desired picture during full-frame
display (A32) by rotating the zoom control to
the g (i) direction.
• 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 (A114) to rotate the
picture so that it is displayed in landscape orientation. Next, enlarge the picture for cropping,
crop the picture, and then rotate the cropped picture back to "tall" (portrait) orientation.
2
Refine copy composition.
Editing Pictures
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
• Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll the picture
until only the portion you want to copy is visible in the
monitor.
3
Press the d button.
4
Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press
the k button.
• A new picture, containing only the portion visible in the
monitor, is created.
• To cancel, choose No and press the k button.
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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 size of
the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, the small picture icon B or C is displayed on the left of the screen
in full-frame playback mode.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
You can shoot high-definition movies with sound.
• Regardless of the remaining memory on the memory card, the maximum length
for a single movie is 29 minutes.
1
Turn on the camera and display the shooting
screen.
Movie options
• Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode (A42).
• The movie options show the type of movie that will be
shot. The default setting is U HD 1080pP
(1920×1080) (A133).
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2
F5.6
17
Rotate the movie mode switch to HD.
• Lower the built-in flash. If the built-in flash is raised, it
may disturb the recording.
3
• The LCD monitor turns off for a moment, and then the
movie recording starts.
• The camera focuses in the center of the frame. The
focus area is not displayed while the movie is recorded.
• When shooting high-definition or full high-definition
movies, the aspect ratio of the shooting screen is
36s
switched to 16:9 (The movie is recorded in the range
shown in the screen on the right).
• A progress bar at the bottom of the monitor shows the amount of recording time
remaining. Recording stops automatically when the recording time runs out.
4
Movie Recording and Playback
Press the b (movie-record)
button to start the movie
recording.
Press the b (movie-record) button to end recording.
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Recording Movies
B
Notes on Movie Recording
• When recording a movie onto a memory card, a memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or
higher is recommended (A180). If the transfer speed of the card is slow, the movie recording may
end unexpectedly.
• When recording movies, the angle of view (recorded range) is smaller than that of still pictures.
• Using a digital zoom causes image quality to deteriorate. If you start recording the movie without
using digital zoom, and you rotate the zoom control in the g direction, the zoom stops at the
maximum optical zoom ratio. Release the zoom control and rotate it again in the g direction to
trigger digital zoom. The digital zoom is cancelled when movie recording is finished.
• The sound of the zoom control operation, camera zooming or auto focusing may be recorded.
• The following phenomena may occur on a monitor display during movie shooting. These
phenomena will be recorded on the shot movie.
- Banding on the picture under lights such as fluorescent, mercury vapor or sodium lamps
- Distortion of subjects that move at high speed through the frame, such as trains or cars
- Distortion of the entire frame when the camera is panned horizontally
- After-images left by bright areas such as light sources when the camera is panned
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Notes on Autofocus
• If Autofocus mode in the movie menu is set to A Single AF (default setting), the focus is locked
when the b (movie-record) button is pressed to start movie recording (A135).
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A31). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Before recording, set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting).
2. Position a different subject at the same distance in the middle of the screen. Press the b (movierecord) button to start the movie recording, and change the composition.
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B
Note on Recording Movies
When the movie has been fully recorded to the internal memory or memory card, the monitor display will
revert to the shooting display. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while
pictures are being recorded. Turning the camera off or removing the memory card while movies are
being recorded could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
Recording Movies
C
Functions Available in Movie Recording
• Movies are recorded with the same hue adjustment as A (auto mode) in any shooting mode
(A42). Settings such as the hue adjustment in scene mode and Optimize image or White
balance in the shooting menu (A73) are not applied to movies.
• When the shooting mode is A, B, C, D or M, the Metering (A85) setting is also applied to the
movie recording (except for Spot AF area).
• The focus mode and exposure compensation settings are also applied to the movie that is
recorded. Check the settings before starting to record the movie.
• The self-timer (A37) is available. When the b (movie-record) button is pressed after setting the
self-timer, the camera focuses after ten seconds or two seconds, and then the movie recording
starts.
• The flash will not fire.
• Press the d button before starting to record the movie and switch to the D (movie) tab to select
movie menu settings (A132).
• To reduce the effects of camera shake when recording movies, set Electronic VR (A136) in the
movie menu.
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Recording Movies
Recording Slow Motion Movies or Fast Motion Movies (HS Movie)
After the movie mode switch is rotated to HS and movie recording is started, when the k
button is pressed during recording, the mode switches to high speed (HS) recording (HS movie
recording). The section that is shot as an HS movie can be played in slow motion from 1/8 to
1/2 the speed of normal playback, or it can be played speeded up to twice the normal speed.
1
Turn on the camera and rotate
the movie mode switch to HS.
• The HS movie options show the type
of HS movie that will be shot (A134).
• Lower the built-in flash. If the built-in
flash is raised, it may disturb the
recording.
2
F5.6
17
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240
36s
Movie Recording and Playback
Press the k button when you want to start
recording the HS movie.
• HS movie recording starts.
• In the default setting, up to ten seconds of a movie can
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be shot with a slow motion playback of 1/8 the speed
of a normal movie.
9s
• The remaining time display changes to the remaining
time for the HS movie recording. Recording stops automatically when the remaining
time runs out.
• Once the HS movie recording starts, the camera cannot be switched to normal speed
movie recording.
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1/250
Press the b (movie-record) button to start the
movie recording.
• The LCD monitor turns off for a moment, and then the
movie recording starts.
• The camera focuses in the center of the frame. The
focus area is not displayed while the movie is recorded.
• In the default setting, movies are recorded with a
resolution of 320×240 pixels.
3
HS movie options
Press the b (movie-record) button to end recording.
Recording Movies
B
Notes on HS Movie
• Sound is not recorded for the section shot for slow motion or speeded up playback.
• The vibration reduction function is not available during movie recording while the movie mode
switch is rotated to HS. The zoom position, focus, exposure and white balance are fixed when the
b (movie-record) button is pressed to start movie recording.
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HS Movies
When HS movie options (A134) is set to 240 fps, 120 fps or 60 fps, a movie can be recorded for
which slow motion playback is possible. When 15 fps is set, a movie can be shot for which speeded
up playback at twice the normal speed is possible.
• The shooting frame rate before pressing the k button is 30 frames per second (fps).
• The shot movie, including the section shot as an HS movie, is played at 30 fps.
When recording at 240 fps:
When shooting, up to ten seconds of a movie is recorded at high speed. The section recorded at high
speed is played in slow motion eight times longer than at normal speed.
Press the k button to start HS movie recording.
Recording
10 sec
Playback
80 sec
When recording at 15 fps:
When shooting, up to two minutes of a movie is recorded for speeded up playback. It is played twice
the speed of a normal movie.
Press the k button to start HS movie recording.
Recording
Playback
2 min
1 min
Normal playback
(With sound)
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Movie Recording and Playback
Slow motion playback
(No sound)
Normal playback
(With sound)
Advance playback
(No sound)
Starting Recording with HS Movie
When the Open with HS footage check box in HS movie options is selected (w), HS movie
recording starts immediately when movie recording is started.
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Recording Movies
Movie Menu
The options below can be set in the movie menu.
D
A133
Movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HD.
D
A134
HS movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HS.
I
A135
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies with the movie mode
switch rotated to HD.
w
A136
Electronic VR
Enable or disable electronic VR when recording movies with the movie mode switch
rotated to HD.
Y
A136
Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Displaying the Movie Menu
Movie Recording and Playback
132
Press the d button to display the menu screen, and switch to the D tab (A13).
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Movie
Movie options
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HS movie options
Autofocus mode
Electronic VR
Wind noise reduction
• Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on the menu (A12).
• Press the d button to exit the movie menu.
Recording Movies
D Movie Options
Press d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HD. The higher the resolution and bitrate, the higher the picture quality;
but the file size also becomes larger.
Option
Description
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in full highdefinition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen
U HD 1080pP(1920×1080)
TV that is compatible with full high-definition.
(default setting)
• Image size: 1920×1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 14 Mbps
x HD 720p (1280×720)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in highdefinition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen
TV.
• Image size: 1280×720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
y VGA (640×480)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 640×480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
z QVGA (320×240)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 320×240 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
• 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 (fps) in any options.
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Movie Recording and Playback
V HD 1080p (1920×1080)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in full highdefinition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen
TV that is compatible with full high-definition.
• Image size: 1920×1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
More Information
See “Maximum Movie Length“ (A135) for more information.
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Recording Movies
D HS Movie Options
Press d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M HS movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HS.
Option
Description
Movie Recording and Playback
240 fps
(default setting)
Slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded
at 1/8 the speed of a normal movie.
• Maximum recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time:
80 seconds)
• Image size: 320×240 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
120 fps
Slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded
at 1/4 the speed of a normal movie.
• Maximum recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time:
40 seconds)
• Image size: 640×480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
60 fps
Slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded
at half the speed of a normal movie.
• Maximum recording time*: 30 seconds (playback time:
1 minute)
• Image size: 1280×720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
15 fps
Fast motion movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded
at twice the speed of a normal movie.
• Maximum recording time*: 2 minutes (playback time:
1 minute)
• Image size: 1920×1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
* The maximum recording time refers only to the section shot for slow motion or speeded up playback.
Open with HS Footage Check Box
When Open with HS footage is selected and the k
button is pressed to select the check box [w], HS
movie recording starts immediately when the movie
recording starts. The default setting is off.
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HS movie options
240 fps
120 fps
60 fps
15 fps
Open with HS footage
Recording Movies
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Maximum Movie Length
Internal memory
(43MB)
Option
U HD 1080pP(1920×1080)
(default setting)
V HD 1080p (1920×1080)
x HD 720p (1280×720)
Memory card
(4GB)*
23 s
34 min
26 s
39 min 25 s
34 s
50 min
y VGA (640×480)
1 min 37 s
2 h 5 min
z QVGA (320×240)
4 min 34 s
4 h 45 min
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 “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
Press d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies with the movie mode
switch rotated to HD.
Option
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (movie-record) button is pressed.
B Full-time AF
During movie recording, camera focuses continuously until focus is
locked.
The sound of the focusing operation may be recorded during
shooting. To prevent sound of camera focusing from interfering
with recording, use of Single AF is recommended.
C
Movie Recording and Playback
I Autofocus Mode
Autofocus Mode during Movie Shooting
• When the scene mode is Fireworks show, the focus is fixed at infinity.
• When the focus mode is E (manual focus), the focus is fixed before movie recording starts.
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Recording Movies
w Electronic VR
Press d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Electronic VR
Enable or disable electronic VR when recording movies with the movie mode
switch rotated to HD.
Option
Description
On
(default setting)
Reduces the effects of camera shake in movie modes.
Off
Electronic VR is not enabled.
When the electronic VR is set to On, R is displayed on the screen when movie
recording starts (A8).
B
Note on Electronic VR
Electronic VR is not available when recording HS movies.
Movie Recording and Playback
Y Wind Noise Reduction
Press d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Option
Description
On
Records while minimizing the noise of wind blowing on the
microphone. Suitable for recording in strong winds. During
playback, not only wind noise, but other sounds may also become
difficult to hear.
Off
(default setting)
Wind noise is not reduced.
When the wind noise reduction setting is enabled, the current setting is displayed
during shooting (A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed.
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A32), movies are
recognized by the movie options icon (A133). To play
a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and press
the k button.
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Use the zoom control g or f during playback to adjust
the volume.
Playback controls appear at the top of the monitor. Press
the multi selector J or K to choose a playback control,
then press the k button to perform the selected
operation.
The following operations are available.
Pausing
8s
During
playback
Volume
indicator
Use
Rewind
K
Rewind the movie when the k button is pressed down.
Advance
L
Advance the movie when the k button is pressed down.
Pause
O
Description
The following operations can be performed with the playback
controls at the top of the monitor while playback is paused.
Rewind the movie by one frame. Rewind continues while
M
the k button is pressed.*
Advance the movie by one frame. Advance continues
N
while the k button is pressed.*
P
End
Q
Resume playback.
Return to full-frame playback mode.
Movie Recording and Playback
To
* The movie can also be advanced or rewound by one frame by rotating the command dial.
Deleting Movie
Press the l button, when displayed in full-frame playback
mode (A32), or when selected in thumbnail (A104)
playback mode.
Select Yes and press the k button to delete the movie,
or select No to exit without deleting the movie.
B
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Note on Movie Playback
Movies recorded with cameras other than COOLPIX P100 cannot be played back.
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television to play back pictures on the television.
If your television is equipped with an HDMI connector, you can connect it to the
camera with an HDMI cable to enjoy recorded movies in the high-definition quality.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
When connecting using the supplied audio/video cable
• Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white plug to the
audio-in jack.
Yellow
White
When connecting using the optional HDMI cable
• Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
To the HDMI jack
HDMI mini connector
(Type C)
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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.
B
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
• The camera enters playback mode, and pictures
recorded to the internal memory, or memory card, will
be displayed on the television.
• While the camera is connected to the TV, the monitor
will remain off.
Notes on Connecting an HDMI Cable
• An HDMI cable is not supplied. Use a third-party HDMI cable to connect the camera to a TV. The
output terminal on this camera is a HDMI Mini Connector (Type C). When purchasing an HDMI
cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is a HDMI Mini Connector.
• To enjoy playback in high-definition quality when the camera is connected to a television that has
an HDMI connector, we recommend shooting still pictures with Image size set to C 2048×1536
or higher, and recording movies with Movie options set to x HD 720p (1280×720) or higher.
B
Notes on Connecting the Audio/Video Cable
• When connecting the audio/video cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not
use force when connecting the audio/video cable. When disconnecting the audio/video cable, do
not pull the connector at an angle.
• Do not connect an audio/video cable and HDMI cable to the camera at the same time.
• Do not connect an HDMI cable and USB cable to the camera at the same time.
B
When Nothing Appears on the TV
Make sure that the TV settings (A167) in the setup menu (A152) are appropriate for your
television.
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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
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Install the Software
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 details about the movie playback conditions for high-definition and full highdefinition movies, see the ViewNX help information (A144).
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
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Note on Computer Connection
Disconnect other USB devices such as commercial USB chargers from the computer. Simultaneous
connection of the camera and other USB devices to the computer could result in operation
malfunction or excessive supply of power to the camera, causing damage to the camera or memory
card. Refer to the documentation supplied with other USB devices for more information.
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 (A145, 168) in the setup menu, the battery
inserted into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer. Pictures
can be transferred while the battery is charging.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately) is used, COOLPIX P100 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 turns on automatically and the power-on lamp glows or blinks (A145).
The camera monitor will remain off.
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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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Start Nikon Transfer installed on the computer.
• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K P100 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 P100 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 if Yes was
selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when Nikon Transfer was first installed.
• When the level of the battery in the camera is low, the computer may not recognize
the camera and it may not be possible to transfer pictures. If the power from the
computer starts to charge the camera battery, wait until the battery level rises.
• If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for
Nikon Transfer to start.
Connecting to a Computer
5
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
P100
Start Transfer
button
Source device
At the Nikon Transfer default settings, all pictures are transferred to the computer.
At the Nikon Transfer default settings, ViewNX starts automatically when transfer is
complete and transferred pictures can be viewed.
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P100
For more information on using Nikon Transfer or ViewNX, refer to the help information
contained in Nikon Transfer or ViewNX (A144).
Disconnecting the Camera
Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during
transfer.
When transfer is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable.
The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer
for 30 minutes while the camera is connected via the USB cable.
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Charging the Battery
When the camera’s power-on lamp is blinking slowly in orange, the battery inserted in the camera is
charging (A145).
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Using a Card Reader
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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 (A142)
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 (A115).
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Starting Nikon Transfer or ViewNX Manually
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.
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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.
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Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker
• Use a series of pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode (A52) to create a single panorama
photo with Panorama Maker.
• Panorama Maker can be installed on a computer using the supplied Software Suite CD-ROM.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker.
Windows:
Choose Start menu, open 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 “File and Folder Names” (A181) for more information.
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Charging While Connecting to a Computer
Power-on Lamp
The following chart explains power-on lamp status when the camera is connected to a
computer.
Status
Slow blinking (orange)
Glows (green)
Description
Battery charging.
Battery not charging. Charging is complete when the power-on
lamp stops blinking orange and glows green.
Flickers (orange)
• Operating temperature range exceeded. Charge the battery
indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to
95°F) before use.
• 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.
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When connecting the camera to a computer via the supplied USB cable while Auto
(default setting) is selected for the Charge by computer option (A168) in the
setup menu, the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using
power supplied by the computer.
See “Before Connecting the Camera” (A140) and “Transferring Pictures from a Camera
to a Computer” (A141) 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 (A22). If the camera’s clock battery
(A156) 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 (A18) to charge the battery and then set the camera’s date and time.
• If the camera is turned off, charging will also stop.
• If a computer enters sleep mode while charging, charging will stop and the camera may be turned off.
• When disconnecting the camera from a computer, turn the camera off and then disconnect the
USB cable.
• About six hours are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. Charging time increases when
images are transferred while the battery is charging.
• When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as
Nikon Transfer, 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 (A198) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print pictures without using a computer. The steps for printing
are as follows.
Take the pictures
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Choose the pictures for printing
using the print set option
(Print set: A108)
Connect the camera to the printer (A147)
Print pictures one at a time
(A148)
Print multiple pictures (A149)
Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable
B
Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• The AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately from Nikon) can be used to power the camera using an
electrical outlet. Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
B
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Printing Pictures
In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer and printing over a direct camera-to-printer
connection for images recorded in the memory card, the following options are also available for
printing pictures:
• Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot.
• Take a memory card to a digital photo lab.
For printing using these methods, specify the pictures and the number of prints each using the
Print set (A108) option in the playback menu.
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Connecting the Camera and 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 turns on automatically.
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• When connected correctly, the PictBridge startup
screen (1) will be displayed in the camera monitor.
Then the Print selection screen (2) will be displayed.
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2
Print selection
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Connecting the USB Cable
When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force when
connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.
B
If the PictBridge Screen is not Displayed
Turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer (A168) in the camera’s
setup menu to Off, then connect the camera again.
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More Information
See “Printing Images of Size 1:1” (A78) for more information.
Printing Pictures One at a Time
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After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A147), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
Use the multi selector to choose the picture to
be printed and press the k button.
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• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command
dial.
• Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 12
thumbnails, or to 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
3
Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and
press the k button.
Copies
4
4
Choose Paper size and press the k button.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
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Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
• To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
Choose Start print and press the k button.
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Letter
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing starts.
• Monitor display returns to that shown in step 1 when
printing is complete.
• To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the
k button.
Printing
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Paper size
Cancel
Printing Multiple Pictures
Current print/total
number of prints
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A147), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
• The Print menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Paper size
and press the k button.
• To exit the print menu, press the d button.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
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3
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
• To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
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Choose Print selection, Print all images or
DPOF printing and press the k button.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Letter
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
Choose the pictures (up to a maximum of 99) and
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Print selection
number of copies (up to nine per picture).
• Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
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1
3
pictures, and press H or I to set the number
of copies for each.
• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the
command dial.
Back
• Pictures selected for printing can be
recognized by the check mark icon and the
numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed. A check mark is not
displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these
pictures will not be printed.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or f (h)
to switch to 12 thumbnails display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• The menu shown at right will be displayed. To
print, choose Start print and press the k
button.
• Choose Cancel and press the k button to
return to the print menu.
Print selection
010 prints
Start print
Cancel
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Print all images
Print all images
018 prints
Start print
Cancel
DPOF printing
Print pictures for which a print order was created
in Print set option (A108).
• The menu shown at right will be displayed. To
print, choose Start print and press the k
button.
• Choose Cancel and press the k button to
return to the print menu.
• To view the current print order, choose View
images and press the k button. To print
pictures, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
010 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
10
View images
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All pictures stored in the internal memory, or on
the memory card, are printed one at a time.
• The menu shown at right will be displayed. To
print, choose Start print and press the k
button.
• Choose Cancel and press the k button to
return to the print menu.
Back
5
Printing starts.
• Monitor display returns to that shown in step 2 when
printing is complete.
• To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the
k button.
Printing
002 / 004
Cancel
Current print/total
number of prints
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current
printer), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4. Only sizes
supported by the current printer will be displayed.
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Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
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d
e
f
g
U
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u
i
k
l/m
n
H
V
d
p
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Welcome screen
A154
Choose whether or not to display the welcome screen on the monitor when the
camera is turned on.
Date
A155
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Monitor settings
A158
Adjust post-shooting image review and monitor brightness settings.
Date imprint
A159
Imprint the date on pictures.
Vibration reduction
A160
Choose whether or not vibration reduction is enabled when shooting still pictures.
Motion detection
A162
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of camera shake and subject
movement when shooting still pictures.
AF assist
A163
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination.
Red-eye reduction
A163
Choose the red-eye reduction method when the flash mode is auto
with red-eye reduction.
Digital zoom
A164
Enable or disable digital zoom.
Sound settings
A165
Adjust sound settings.
Auto off
A165
Set time before camera enters standby mode to save power.
Format memory/Format card
A166
Format internal memory or memory card.
Language
A167
Choose language used for camera monitor display.
TV settings
A167
Adjust settings necessary for connection to TV.
Charge by computer
A168
Choose whether or not the battery is charged when the camera is
connected to a computer via USB cable.
Blink warning
A169
Choose whether or not to detect blinking eyes when shooting
pictures using face priority.
Reset all
A171
Restore camera settings to default values.
Setup Menu
P
r
A174
Reset file numbering
Reset the file numbering.
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
A174
Displaying the Setup Menu
Switch to the z tab in the menu screen.
1
2
Press the d button to display the
menu screen.
Press J on the multi selector.
3
Press H or I to select the z tab.
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Continuous
Set up
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• Tab will be selectable.
• See "The Multi Selector" (A12).
Shooting menu
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
4
Press K or the k button.
• The setup menu items will be selectable.
• Press the multi selector to select items and set functions
on menus (A12).
• To exit the setup menu, press the d button or press J
and switch to another tab.
Set up
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
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Setup Menu
c Welcome Screen
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Welcome screen
Choose whether or not to display the welcome screen on the monitor when the
camera is turned on.
None (default setting)
Displays the shooting or playback screen without displaying the welcome screen.
COOLPIX
Displays the welcome screen before displaying the shooting or playback screen.
Select an image
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Select a picture that you have shot to display as the welcome screen. Display the
picture selection screen, choose a picture (A112), and press the k button to
register it.
• As the selected picture is stored in the camera, the picture will appear in the
welcome screen even if the original picture is deleted.
• Pictures shot with Image size (A76) of I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016, and
H 2736×2736 cannot be stored.
• Pictures reduced to 160×120 or smaller using small picture editing (A124) and
cropping (A126), cannot be selected.
Setup Menu
d Date
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Date
Set the camera’s internal clock.
Date
Set camera clock to the current date and time.
Use the multi selector to set the date and time.
• Highlight an 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.
• Finish setting: After selecting the order in which the day, month, and year are
displayed, press the k button (A23).
Time zone
Setting the Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the multi selector to choose Time zone
and press the k button.
• The Time zone screen is displayed.
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w (home time zone) can be specified and daylight saving enabled or disabled from
time zone options.
When x (travel destination) is selected, the time difference (A157) from the home
time zone (w) is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected
region are recorded. Useful when travelling.
Date
Time zone
2
Choose x Travel destination and press the
k button.
• The date and time displayed on the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
Time zone
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Home time zone
Travel destination
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Press K.
• The time zone selection screen is displayed.
Time zone
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Home time zone
Travel destination
4
Press J or K to choose the travel destination
time zone.
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• When using the camera in an area where daylight
saving time is in effect, press H to set the clock to
daylight saving time. When daylight saving time is
turned on, the W icon is displayed and the clock
advances by one hour. To turn off the daylight saving
time option, press I.
• Press the k button to choose the travel destination
time zone.
• 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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-5:00
EDT:
New York
Toronto
Lima
Back
Time zone
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EDT:New York
Toronto, Lima
Home time zone
Travel destination
The Clock Battery
The camera’s internal clock uses a different battery from the camera’s battery. The clock battery
charges when the main battery is installed or the AC adapter is connected, and provides several days
of clock battery power after about ten hours of charging.
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w (Home Time Zone)
• To switch to the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button.
• To change the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and perform the steps for
x Travel destination to set the home time zone.
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Daylight Saving Time
When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn on or off the daylight saving time option from the time
zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
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Imprinting the Date on Pictures
After setting the date and time, set the Date imprint setting in the setup menu (A159). Once Date
imprint is set, the shooting date and time can be imprinted on the pictures.
Setup Menu
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Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time differences not listed below, set the camera clock using Date.
UTC +/-
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
New Delhi
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
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Setup Menu
e Monitor Settings
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Monitor settings
Change the settings for the options below.
Image review
On (default setting): Picture is automatically displayed in the monitor immediately
after it is taken and the monitor display returns to shooting
mode.
Off: Picture is not displayed after it is taken.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
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Setup Menu
f Date Imprint
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Date imprint
The shooting date and time can be imprinted in
pictures at the time of shooting. This information can be
printed even from printers that do not support printing
of date and time (A109).
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Off (default setting)
Date and time are not imprinted in pictures.
Date
The date is imprinted in pictures.
Date and time
At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A8).
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The date and time are imprinted in pictures.
Notes on Date Imprint
• Imprinted dates cannot be deleted from the image, nor can dates be imprinted after the picture
has been taken.
• Dates cannot be imprinted in the following situations.
- When Night landscape, Museum, Backlit scene HDR or Panorama assist is selected for
scene mode
- When Continuous H, Continuous L or BSS is selected for the Continuous setting (A86)
- When Auto bracketing (A89) is used
- When Smile timer or Blink proof (A58) in smart portrait is set to On
- When sport continuous mode is selected
- During movie recording
• Dates imprinted at Image size (A76) setting of f 640×480 may be difficult to read. Choose
J 1024×768 or larger when using date imprint.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Date option (A22, 155).
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Date Imprint and Print Set
When printing from DPOF-compatible printers that support printing of shooting date and photo
information, the date and information can be printed on pictures without the date and time being
imprinted on them, using options in the Print set menu (A108).
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Setup Menu
g Vibration Reduction
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Vibration reduction
Specify the vibration reduction setting for taking still pictures. Correct blur, caused
by slight hand movement known as camera shake, that commonly occurs when
shooting with zoom applied or at slow shutter speeds.
When the camera is stabilized for still picture shooting with a tripod, set vibration
reduction to Off.
On (hybrid)
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Records with optical compensation for camera shake during still picture recording
using the image sensor shift method, and under the following conditions, also
performs electronic VR using image enhancement.
• When the flash does not fire
• When the shutter speed is slower than 1/60 second
• When the self-timer is off
• When Single is selected for the Continuous setting
• When Off is selected for the Auto bracketing setting
• When the ISO sensitivity is 200 or less
On (default setting)
Compensates for camera shake during still picture recording using the image
sensor shift method. Camera automatically detects the panning direction and only
corrects for vibration due to camera shake.
When the camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction only
reduces vertical shake. If camera is panned vertically, vibration reduction only
compensates for horizontal shake.
Off
Vibration reduction is not enabled.
When vibration reduction is enabled, the current setting is displayed during
shooting (when Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed)
(A8, 27).
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Compensating Movies with Electronic VR
To reduce the effects of camera shake when recording movies, enable Electronic VR (A136) from
the movie menu (A132).
Setup Menu
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Notes on Vibration Reduction
• It may take a few seconds to activate vibration reduction after the power is turned on or the camera
enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the display stabilizes before shooting.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may appear blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
• When the camera shake is extremely high or low, picture compensation with electronic VR may not
be possible even when On (hybrid) is set.
• When the shutter speed is fast or extremely slow, electronic VR may not operate even when On
(hybrid) is set.
• When electronic VR in On (hybrid) operates, saving the picture takes longer than normal, because
when the picture is shot, the shutter is released twice automatically to perform picture
compensation. Shutter sound (A165) only sounds once. Only one frame is recorded.
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Setup Menu
U Motion Detection
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of camera shake and subject
movement when shooting still pictures.
Auto
When the camera detects the movement of the subject or camera shake, the ISO
sensitivity is raised and the shutter speed is increased to reduce their effects.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the fill flash fires
• In the following scene modes: Night portrait, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape,
Museum, Fireworks show and Backlight
• When shooting modes A, B, C, D or M is used
• When subject tracking mode is selected.
• When sport continuous mode is selected.
Off (default setting)
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Motion detection will not be applied.
When motion detection is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8).
The motion detection icon will glow green when the camera detects any vibration
and increases the shutter speed. When Off is selected, the icon for the current
setting is not displayed.
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Notes on Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely reduce effects of camera shake and subject
movement in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The pictures taken may become grainy.
Setup Menu
h AF Assist
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M AF assist
Enable or disable the AF-assist illumination that assists the auto focus when the
lighting is poor.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illumination will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
poorly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 10 m (32 ft.) at the maximum wideangle position and about 3.5 m (11 ft.) at the maximum telephoto position.
However, note that for some focus areas or scene modes, the AF-assist illuminator
may not light even if Auto is set.
Off
Disable this function. The camera may be unable to focus if lighting is poor.
K Red-eye reduction
Choose the red-eye reduction method when the flash mode (A34) is V (auto
with red-eye reduction).
Pre-flash on (default setting)
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Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Red-eye reduction
The flash repeatedly fires pre-flashes at low intensity before the main flash to reduce
the red-eye effect, and it then performs the red-eye reduction process using picture
compensation.
The time from when the shutter-release button is pressed to when the shutter is
actually released is longer than normal.
Pre-flash off
Pre-flashes will not fire. The shutter is released immediately when the shutter-release
button is fully pressed, and the red-eye reduction process is performed using picture
compensation.
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Setup Menu
u Digital Zoom
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
On (default setting)
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating and
holding the zoom control at g (i) triggers digital zoom (A29).
Crop
Limit zoom magnification up to the position of V (except when shooting a movie).
Also limit digital zoom to the range at which image quality of shot still pictures does
not deteriorate.
The digital zoom is not available when the image size is M 3648×2736, E
3264×2448, I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016 or H 2736×2736.
Off
Digital zoom will not be activated (except when shooting a movie).
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B
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Notes on Digital Zoom
• When digital zoom is in effect, AF area mode is set to Center (A90).
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When the focus mode (A38) is set to E (manual focus)
- When Portrait, Night portrait , Night landscape, Fireworks show or Backlit scene HDR is
selected for scene mode
- When scene auto selector mode is selected
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When subject tracking mode is selected
- When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous (A86) setting
• At magnifications of 1.2× to 1.8×, Metering is set to Center-weighted, and at magnifications of
2.0× to 4.0×, it is set to Spot.
Setup Menu
i Sound Settings
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Button sound
Turn button sound On (default setting) or Off. A beep will sound once when the
settings are completed successfully, twice when the camera focuses 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
Choose shutter sound from On (default setting) or Off.
• Even when On is set, the shutter sound is not made during continuous shooting
or movie recording.
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Auto off
If no operations are performed for the selected length of time, the monitor will turn
off and the camera enters standby mode (A21) to reduce drain on the batteries.
The power-on lamp blinks in standby mode. 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.
C
Basic Camera Setup
k Auto Off
Canceling Standby Mode
Standby mode is canceled when the following buttons are pressed.
• Power switch
• Shutter-release button
• c button
The standby mode can also be canceled by rotating the mode dial.
B
Notes on Auto Off
The time taken for the monitor to enter standby mode is as follows.
• When menus are displayed: three minutes
• During slideshow playback: maximum of 30 minutes
• When the AC adapter EH-62A is connected: 30 minutes
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Setup Menu
l/m Format Memory/Format Card
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Format memory/Format card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera. The Format memory option
appears in the setup menu.
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
Formatting Memory Card
When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option appears in the setup menu.
All images will
be deleted! OK?
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Format
No
B
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Format card
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory card
• Formatting the internal memory or memory card permanently deletes all data. Be sure to
transfer important pictures to a computer before formatting.
• Do not turn off the camera, disconnect the AC adapter, or open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover during formatting.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into this camera, be sure to format
them with this camera.
Setup Menu
n Language
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M 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
Arabic
Indonesian
Simplified Chinese
Italian
Traditional Chinese
Hungarian
Japanese
Dutch
Korean
Norwegian
Thai
H TV Settings
Basic Camera Setup
Czech
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M TV settings
Select the settings necessary for connecting 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 set, the output resolution that is best suited to the
connected high-definition TV is selected automatically from 480p, 720p and 1080i.
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Setup Menu
V Charge by Computer
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Charge by computer
Choose whether or not the battery inserted in the camera is charged when the
camera is connected to a computer via USB cable (A145).
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 unable 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
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Blink warning
Choose whether or not blinking eyes are detected when using face priority (A91)
in the following shooting modes.
• Scene auto selector mode (A43)
• Portrait (A46) or Night portrait (A47) scene modes
• Shooting modes A, B, C, D or M (when Face priority (A90) is selected for AF
area mode)
On
Off (default setting)
Blink warning does not take effect.
B
Basic Camera Setup
When the camera detects that a human subject has closed the eyes immediately
after recognizing the face and shooting the subject, the Did someone blink?
screen will appear on the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed by a
yellow border. You can check the picture taken and determine if you need to take
the picture again.
See “Operating the Did someone blink? Screen” (A170) for more information.
Note on Blink Warning
When a setting other than Single is selected for Continuous (A86), blink warning does not take
effect.
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Setup Menu
Operating the Did someone blink? Screen
The following operations can be performed when the
Did someone blink? screen is displayed.
If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the
screen automatically returns to the shooting mode
screen.
Did someone blink?
Exit
To
g (i)
Return to full-frame
playback
f (h)
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Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
When the camera detects that one or more human
subjects have closed their eyes, press H, I, J or K
during playback zoom to display other faces.
Select the face to be
displayed
Delete the picture
taken
Description
Use
Zoom in to the face
for which blinking
was detected
l
Press the l button.
k
Return to shooting
mode
Press the k button or the shutter-release button.
Setup Menu
p Reset All
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera settings will be restored to the following default
values.
Pop-up Menu
Option
Default value
Flash mode (A34)
Auto
Self-timer (A37)
OFF
Focus mode (A38)
Autofocus
Exposure compensation (A41)
0.0
Shooting in the Scene Mode
Default value
Option
Portrait
White balance in food mode (A50)
Center
Smart Portrait Menu
Option
Default value
Skin softening (A57)
Normal
Smile timer (A57)
On
Blink proof (A58)
Off
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Scene menu (A45)
Subject Tracking Menu
Option
Autofocus mode (A61)
Default value
Full-time AF
Sport Continuous Menu
Option
Default value
High-speed mode (A64)
Continuous H: auto
Pre-shooting cache (A64)
Off
Image quality (A64)
Normal
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Setup Menu
Movie Menu
Option
Default value
Movie options (A133)
HD1080pP (1920×1080)
HS movie options (A134)
240 fps
Autofocus mode (A135)
Single AF
Electronic VR (A136)
On
Wind noise reduction (A136)
Off
Shooting Menu
Option
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Default value
Image quality (A75)
Normal
Image size (A76)
M 3648×2736
Optimize image (A79)
Normal
Custom in Optimize image (A80)
Contrast: Auto
Image sharpening: Auto
Saturation: Auto
Custom of Black-and-white in Optimize image
(A81)
Contrast: Auto
Image sharpening: Auto
Monochrome filter: None
B&W + color: OFF
White balance (A82)
Auto
ISO sensitivity (A84)
Auto
Fixed range auto (A84)
ISO 160-200
Minimum shutter speed (A84)
None
Metering (A85)
Matrix
Continuous (A86)
Single
Intvl timer shooting (A87)
30 s
Auto bracketing (A89)
Off
AF area mode (A90)
Auto
Autofocus mode (A93)
Single AF
Flash exp. comp. (A93)
0.0
Noise reduction (A94)
Auto
Distortion control (A94)
Off
Active D-Lighting (A95)
Off
Setup Menu
Setup Menu
Option
Default value
Welcome screen (A154)
None
Image review (A158)
On
Brightness (A158)
3
Date imprint (A159)
Off
Vibration reduction (A160)
On
Motion detection (A162)
Off
AF assist (A163)
Auto
Red-eye reduction (A163)
Pre-flash on
Digital zoom (A164)
On
Button sound (A165)
On
On
Auto off (A165)
1 min
HDMI (A167)
Auto
Charge by computer (A168)
Auto
Blink warning (A169)
Off
Others
Option
Default value
Paper size (A148, 149)
Default
Slide show (A110)
3s
Basic Camera Setup
Shutter sound (A165)
• Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (A181) in the memory. Numbering
will continue from the lowest number available. If all pictures (A111) are deleted before
selecting Reset all, the file number for the next image taken will start from 0001.
• The following settings will not return to default settings even if Reset all is performed.
Shooting menu: Preset manual data for White balance (A83)
Playback menu: Sequence display options (A116) and Choose key picture (A116)
Setup menu: Date (A155), Language (A167) and Video mode (A167) in TV
settings
• User settings that were saved to the mode dial M mode will not be reset to default settings
when Reset all is performed. To change these settings back to the default settings, use
Reset user settings (A100).
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Setup Menu
P Reset file numbering
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Reset file numbering
When Yes is selected, the sequential numbering of file numbers will be reset
(A181). After resetting, a new folder will be created and the file number for the
next image taken will start from “0001.”
B
Notes on Reset file numbering
• Reset file numbering cannot be used when scene mode is set to Panorama assist, and if Intvl
timer shooting is chosen for Continuous when A, B, C, D or M shooting modes are used. For
Panorama assist and Intvl timer shooting, a new folder will be created, and file numbers will
be assigned automatically starting with “0001.” (A181, 182).
• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when the folder number reaches 999 and there are
images in the folder. Insert a new memory card, or format the internal memory/memory card
(A166).
Basic Camera Setup
r Firmware Version
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Firmware version
Displays the current camera firmware version.
COOLPIX P100 Ver.X.X
Back
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Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera
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.
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 charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
B
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Caring for the Camera
B
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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Caring for the Camera
C
The Battery
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out, and charge the battery if necessary. Do not
continue charging once the battery is fully charged, as this will result in reduced battery
performance. If 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). Failure
to observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.
• Charge the battery in an indoor environment that is between 5 and 35 °C (41 to 95 °F).
• When charging the battery by connecting the COOLPIX P100 to the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/
EH-68P (AR) or to a computer, the chargeable capacity may decrease when the battery
temperature is between 45 to 60 °C (113 to 140 °F). The battery will not charge if its temperature is
below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 60 °C (140 °F).
• If an exhausted battery is used at a low temperature, the camera may not turn on. Be sure that the
battery is fully charged and spare batteries are prepared 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 that could not be used temporarily due to lowered performance may recover some of
its charge.
• Should the battery terminals become dirty, the camera may not turn on due to poor contact. Wipe
the terminals off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
Caring for the Camera
• If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing
it for storage. Attach the included terminal cover to the battery and store it 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.
• While the battery is in storage, charge it at least once every six months and then use the camera to
run it flat again before storing it in a cool location.
• Always remove the battery from the camera or battery charger when it is not being used. Left
installed, minute amounts of current flow even when unused, and the battery may become
excessively drained and no longer function.
• 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 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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Caring for the Camera
Cleaning
Lens/
electronic
viewfinder
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a
blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that
is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove
fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the
lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the
lens and working toward 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 seaside, wipe off any sand or
salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry
thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause
damage not covered by the warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
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Caring for the Camera
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away. Remove the 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)
• Poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60 %
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
Caring for the Camera
C
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Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic
common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded using the
product will not be affected.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
Technical Notes and Index
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable
battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Charging AC
Adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR)
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-61
AC Adapter EH-62A (connect as shown)
1
2
3
PUSH
TO EJEC
T
AC adapter
Before closing the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover, fully
insert the cord of the AC adapter into the slot in the battery chamber.
If part of the cord runs out of the groove, the cover or cord may be
damaged when the cover is closed.
USB cable
USB Cable UC-E6
A/V cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
Lens cap
Lens Cap LC-CP21
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Optional Accessories
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for
use in this camera.
All cards of the designated make and capacity can be used, regardless of speed.
SanDisk
2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2, 16 GB2, 32 GB2
TOSHIBA
2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2, 16 GB2, 32 GB2
Panasonic
2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2, 12 GB2, 16 GB2, 32 GB2
Lexar
2 GB1, 4 GB2, 8 GB2
1
2
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.
Technical Notes and Index
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File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies, and voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
DSCN0001.JPG
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still pictures (voice
memo attachment
included), movies
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
DSCN
Extension (signifies the file type)
Still pictures
.JPG
Movies
Voice memos
.MOV
.WAV
SSCN
Cropped copies (voice
RSCN
memo attachment included)
Pictures created with picture
editing other than cropping
FSCN
and small picture, and
attached voice memos
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
Technical Notes and Index
• A folder for storing files will be automatically created using the following naming
convention: 'Folder number + NIKON' (e.g., '100NIKON'). If there are 200 files in
the folder, a new folder will be created. (For example, the folder name following
'100NIKON' will be '101NIKON'. In this case, the file number starts from 201.)
When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999 or Reset file numbering
(A174) is performed, a new folder will be created.
File numbers will be assigned automatically starting with '0001'. If the folder
contains no files, a new folder will not be created even if Reset file numbering
is performed.
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the picture
to which the voice memo is attached.
• Files are stored in folders named with a folder number followed by a fivecharacter identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for pictures shot
using Panorama assist (e.g., “101P_001”) (A53).
• Each time a picture is taken in Interval timer shooting (A87), a folder named
with the convention: 'Folder number + INTVL' (e.g., 101INTVL) is created.
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File and Folder Names
• When image files or voice files are copied to or from the internal memory or
memory card (A115), the file naming conventions are as follows:
- Files copied using Selected images are copied to the current folder (or to the
folder used for subsequent pictures), where they are assigned file numbers in
ascending order following the largest file number in memory.
- Files copied using All images, along with their folder, are copied together.
Folder numbers are assigned in ascending order, following the largest folder
number on the destination medium (A115).
• 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. When the current folder is numbered
999, if there are 200 pictures in the folder or if a picture is numbered 9999, no
further pictures can be taken until the internal memory or memory card is
formatted (A166), or a new memory card is inserted.
Technical Notes and Index
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the
monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.
Display
Description
A
Solution
O
(blinks)
Clock not set.
B
Battery is running low. Prepare to charge or change battery. 16, 18
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Set clock.
Charge or change battery.
155
16, 18
Turn off camera, and allow battery to
cool down before resuming use. After
five seconds, this message will
disappear, the monitor will turn off,
P
Battery temperature is and the power-on lamp will blink
21
rapidly. After the lamp blinks for three
Battery temperature high high.
minutes, the camera will turn off
automatically, but you can also press
the power switch to turn it off
manually.
Inside of the camera
has become hot. The
camera turns off
automatically.
Leave the camera off until the inside
of the camera has cooled and then
turn it on again.
–
Q (blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
30, 31
31
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot
Wait until message clears from
perform other
display automatically when
operations until
recording is complete.
recording is complete.
–
N
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is Slide the write-protect switch to
in “lock” position.
“write” position.
25
P
This card cannot be used. Error accessing
memory card.
P
This card cannot be read.
• Use an approved card.
• Check that connectors are clean.
• Confirm that memory card is
correctly inserted.
Technical Notes and Index
N
The camera will turn off
to prevent overheating.
180
24
24
183
Error Messages
Display
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
N
Out of memory.
Description
• Choose lower image quality or
smaller image size.
• Delete pictures.
Memory card is full.
• Replace memory card.
• Remove memory card and use
internal memory.
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format internal memory or memory
card.
Camera has run out of Replace the memory card, or format
file numbers.
the internal memory/memory card.
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P
Image cannot be saved.
A
Solution
All data stored on the memory
card will be deleted when
formatted. If there is any data on the
Memory card has not card that you want to keep, select
been formatted for use No, and backup the data to a
25
in this camera.
computer before formatting the
memory card. To format the
memory card, select
Yes and press the k button.
75, 76
32, 111,
137
24
24
166
24, 166
Picture cannot be
used for welcome
screen.
The following pictures cannot be
used.
• Pictures shot with Image size of 76
I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016
or H 2736×2736
• Pictures created with small picture 124,
or crop function that are 160×120 126
or less
There is insufficient
space to save a copy.
Delete pictures from destination.
N
A blink was detected in
the picture just taken.
Someone may have
had their eyes closed
Check results in playback mode.
when the picture was
taken.
N
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected
picture.
111
58
• Confirm the conditions that are
118
required for editing.
• These options cannot be used with movies.
Error Messages
Display
N
Cannot record movie.
N
Cannot reset file
numbering.
N
Memory contains no
images.
Description
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card with faster
write speed.
No more folders can
be created.
Insert a new memory card, or format 24, 166,
the internal memory/memory card. 174
No pictures in the
internal memory or
memory card.
24
• Pictures stored in the internal
memory can only be viewed if no
memory card is inserted.
• To copy files from internal memory 115
to memory card, press the d
button to display the Copy screen,
then copy the files from internal
memory to memory card.
File not created with
COOLPIX P100.
File cannot be viewed on this camera.
View file using the computer or any
–
other devices which was used to
create or edit this file.
N
File contains no image
data.
P
This file cannot be played
back.
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
N
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
P
Mode dial is not in the
proper position.
The picture cannot be
played back in a slide
show.
–
180
110
All images in the
internal memory/
memory card are
hidden.
Disable the Hide image setting to
view images.
114
Picture is protected.
Disable protection.
113
Destination in same
time zone as home.
–
157
Mode dial is between Rotate the mode dial to select the
two modes.
desired mode.
Technical Notes and Index
N
All images are hidden.
A
Solution
42
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Error Messages
Display
Description
The built-in flash is not
raised during the
scene auto selector
mode.
N
Lower the flash.
Lower the built-in flash gently and
The built-in flash is
raised when recording shoot a picture. Note that sound of
a movie.
lowering the flash may be recorded.
35, 127
Remove lens cap if it is still attached,
and turn the camera off and then on
again. If the error persists, contact
21
retailer or Nikon-authorized service
representative.
Technical Notes and Index
P
Communications error
Error occurred during
communication with
printer.
Turn off camera and reconnect cable.
System error
Q
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal
circuitry.
Turn off camera , remove and reinsert
battery, and turn on camera. If the
error persists, contact retailer or
21
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
PR
Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error
Check printer. After solving the
problem, select Resume and press
the k button to resume printing.*
Load the specified type of paper,
PR
Specified size of paper
select Resume and press the k
Printer error: check paper is not loaded in printer.
button to resume printing.*
141,
147
-
-
Remove the jammed paper, select
Resume and press the k button to
resume printing.*
-
PR
No paper is loaded in
Printer error: out of paper the printer.
Load the specified type of paper,
select Resume and press the k
button to resume printing.*
-
PR
Printer error: check ink
Check ink, select Resume and press
the k button to resume printing.*
-
PR
Printer error: paper jam
186
35, 47,
51
Press the X (flash pop-up) button to
raise the built-in flash. The camera can
35, 43
still shoot normally with the flash
lowered if you do not wish to use it.
N
The flash is lowered.
Q
Lens error. (If the lens cap
is attached, turn the
Lens error
camera off, remove the
lens cap, and turn the
camera on.)
A
Solution
The built-in flash is not
N
raised during the
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to
Press the flash pop-up
Night portrait or
raise the built-in flash.
button to raise the flash. Backlight scene
modes.
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Ink error
Error Messages
Display
Description
A
Solution
PR
Printer error: out of ink
Replace ink, select Resume and press
Ink cartridge is empty.
the k button to resume printing.*
PR
Printer error: file corrupt
An error caused by the
Select Cancel and press the k
image file has
button to cancel printing.
occurred.
-
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
Technical Notes and Index
187
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.
Refer to the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Display, Settings and Power Supply
Problem
Monitor and
electronic
viewfinder are
blank.
Technical Notes and Index
188
A
Cause/Solution
• Camera is off.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power: Press the power switch,
shutter-release button or the c button, or rotate the
mode dial.
• Monitor and electronic viewfinder cannot be used
simultaneously. Press the x button to alternate between
displays.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via A/V cable or HDMI
cable.
• Interval timer shooting in progress.
• The camera cannot be turned on while connected to an
electrical outlet via the Charging AC Adapter.
21
26
21, 33
14
140
138
87
20
Monitor is hard to
read.
• Ambient lighting too bright: use electronic viewfinder or 14
move to darker location.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
158
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
175
The electronic
viewfinder is hard
to read.
Adjust diopter adjustment control.
14
Display does not
switch to monitor
(or electronic
viewfinder) when
the x button is
pressed.
• You cannot switch the display in the following situations:
- While recording or playing back movies
- While recording or playing back voice memos
- During interval timer shooting
- While connected to a printer
- While displaying image deletion screens
• You cannot switch the display while displaying a certain
error message.
127, 137
117
87
147
32, 33
183
Camera turns off
without warning.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save power.
• Inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the camera
off until the inside of the camera has cooled.
• Battery is cold.
• The camera turns off if it is connected to the Charging AC
Adapter while it is turned on.
• The camera turns off if the USB cable is disconnected
while the camera is connected to a computer or printer.
Connect the USB cable again.
26
21
176
18
141, 147
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Date and time of
recording are not
correct.
• Still pictures recorded before the clock was set (when the 22, 155
“Date not set” indicator blinks during shooting) will have a
time stamp of “00/00/0000 00:00”; movie recordings will
have a time stamp of “01/01/10 00:00.” Set the correct
date and time using Date in the setup menu.
155
• Check camera clock regularly against more accurate
timepieces and reset as required.
No information
displayed in
monitor.
Shooting data and photo information may be hidden. Press
the s button until shooting data or photo information is 15
displayed.
Date imprint not
Date has not been set.
available.
22, 155
Date not
appearing on
pictures even
when Date
imprint is
enabled.
• A shooting mode that does not support date imprint is
selected.
• Another function that is set now is restricting the date
imprinting.
• The date cannot be imprinted onto a movie.
Camera settings
reset.
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to their
156
default values.
Reset file
numbering
cannot be done.
• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when the
folder number reaches 999 and there are images in the
folder. Change the memory card, or format the internal
memory/memory card.
• Reset file numbering cannot be set when the scene
mode is set to Panorama assist, or when the shooting
mode is A, B, C, D or M and Intvl timer shooting is
chosen for Continuous in the shooting menu.
159
-
174, 181
174, 181
21
Technical Notes and Index
Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera, and allow
Monitor turns off, battery to cool down before resuming use. After the lamp
and the power-on blinks for three minutes, the camera will turn off
lamp blinks rapidly. automatically, but you can also press the power switch to
turn it off manually.
159
• The battery is not charged when the camera is turned off. 145
Battery inserted
• Charging stops if the computer enters sleep mode while into the camera is
the battery is charging. The camera may be turned off.
not charged when
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and the camera is
power supply and allocation, it may be impossible to
connected to a
charge the battery inserted into the camera via computer
computer.
connection.
189
Troubleshooting
Electronically Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera
may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external
static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, then turn the camera
on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized
service representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above
may result in the loss of any data not recorded to internal memory or the memory card at
the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded will not be affected.
Shooting
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
Disconnect the HDMI cable or USB cable.
138, 141, 147
• When camera is in playback mode, press the c or
shutter-release button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• The built-in flash is not raised during the Night portrait
or Backlight scene modes.
• When flash indicator blinks, flash is charging.
32
No picture taken
when shutterrelease button is
pressed.
31
Camera cannot
focus.
• The intended subject is one with which autofocus does
not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Subject not in focus area when shutter-release button
pressed halfway.
• The focus mode is set to E (manual focus).
• Turn camera off and then on again.
•
•
•
•
34
160, 162
86
37
Pictures are
blurred.
Bright specks
appear in pictures
shot using flash.
Use flash.
Use vibration reduction and motion detection.
Use D (Best Shot Selector).
Use a tripod to stabilize the camera (use with the selftimer for best results).
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn flash W (off ).
• Flash is set to W (off ).
• Some scene modes that cannot turn on flash are selected.
• Smart portrait mode is selected, with Blink proof set to
Flash does not fire.
On.
• Sport continuous mode is selected.
• Another function that is set now is restricting the flash.
190
A
Cause/Solution
Cannot set to
shooting mode
13
26
35, 47, 51
36
163
30, 90
38, 40
21
34
34
45
58
62
96
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
164
Digital zoom
cannot be used.
• Off is selected for Digital zoom in the setup menu.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When focus mode is set to E (manual focus)
- When Portrait, Night portrait, Night landscape,
Fireworks show or Backlit scene HDR is selected for
scene mode
- When scene auto selector is chosen
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When subject tracking mode is selected
- When Multi-shot 16 is set for Continuous in the
shooting menu
Range of settable
shutter speeds is
narrow.
When the inside of the camera becomes hot, the shutter
speed is restricted automatically. When the shutter speed
reaches a restricted minimum speed, the shutter speed
–
display blinks twice in the monitor during shooting. Leave
the camera for a while until the temperature drops, and then
set the shutter speed.
Image size not
available.
Another function that is set now is restricting Image size.
43
55
59
86
96
165
86
89
50
57, 58
62
5, 28
AF-assist
illuminator does
not light.
Off is selected for AF assist in the setup menu. Even when
Auto is set, AF-assist illuminator may not light depending on 163
the AF area position or scene mode.
Pictures appear
smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
175
Colors are
unnatural.
White balance does not match light source.
82
Randomly spaced
bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in
image.
As the subject is dark, shutter speed is too slow or ISO
sensitivity is too high. Noise can be reduced by:
• Using flash.
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
• Applying Noise reduction in the shooting menu to suit
situations.
• Using a scene mode which has noise reduction ability.
34
84
94
Technical Notes and Index
• Off is selected for Shutter sound under Sound settings
in the setup menu.
• Continuous H, Continuous L, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is
selected for Continuous in the shooting menu.
• A setting other than Off is selected for Auto bracketing.
No sound when
shutter is released. • Museum is selected in scene mode.
• Smile timer or Blink proof is set to On for smart portrait
mode.
• Sport continuous mode is selected.
• Do not block the speaker.
38, 40
46, 47, 49, 51, 52
45
191
Troubleshooting
Problem
Pictures are too
dark
(underexposed).
A
Cause/Solution
•
•
•
•
•
•
Flash is set to W (off ).
Built-in flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Raise the ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Raise the built-in flash, set Backlight of
the scene mode or set the flash mode to X (fill flash).
34
28
34
41
84
34, 51
Pictures are too
bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
Unexpected results
occurred when
flash is set to auto
with red-eye
reduction.
When V (auto with red-eye reduction) or “fill flash with
slow sync and red-eye reduction” of the Night portrait
scene mode is applied during shooting, In-Camera Red-Eye
Fix may, in very rare cases, be applied to areas not affected by 34, 47
red-eye. Set a flash mode other than V (auto with red-eye
reduction), select a scene mode other than Night portrait,
and resume shooting.
Skin softening
results are not as
expected.
• Skin softening may not produce the desired results
depending on shooting conditions.
• For pictures with four or more faces, try using Skin
softening in the playback menu.
41
57
122
It may take more time to save images in the following
situations.
Technical Notes and Index
192
Saving images
takes time.
• When the noise reduction function is in operation
• When flash is set to V (auto with red-eye reduction)
• When using scene mode Night landscape or
Backlit scene HDR while shooting
• When using skin softening while shooting
• When using sport continuous while shooting
• When using Active-D Lighting while shooting
94
34
49, 52
57
62
95
Cannot set or use
Continuous or
Auto bracketing.
Another function that is set now is restricting the
Continuous setting or Auto bracketing.
96
Cannot set
Optimize image.
Another function that is set now is restricting Optimize
image.
96
Troubleshooting
Playback
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
File cannot be
played back.
• File was overwritten or renamed by computer or another –
make or model of camera.
• Interval timer shooting in progress.
87
• Movies recorded with cameras other than COOLPIX P100 127
cannot be played back.
Cannot play a
sequence.
• Pictures shot continuously with cameras other than
COOLPIX P100 cannot be played as a sequence.
• Check the Sequence display options setting.
–
116
Cannot zoom in on Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small pictures,
–
picture.
or cropped copies of size 320 × 240 pixels and below.
Cannot record or
play back voice
memo.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
137
• Voice memos cannot be attached to pictures taken with 117
cameras other than COOLPIX P100. Voice memos that are
attached to the picture using other cameras cannot be
played back on this camera.
Cannot use quick
retouch, DLighting, skin
softening, small
picture, black
border, or crop
options.
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• Editing other than Black border cannot be performed on
pictures shot with Image size of I 3648×2432,
G 3584×2016, and H 2736×2736.
• Confirm the conditions that are required for editing.
• Pictures taken with cameras other than COOLPIX P100
cannot be edited.
Pictures not
displayed on
television.
167
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV
settings setup menu.
• Both an HDMI cable and an audio/video cable, or both an 138
HDMI cable and a USB cable are connected.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace memory card. 24
Remove memory card to play back pictures from internal
memory.
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm that the operating system used is compatible
with the camera.
• Computer is not set to launch Nikon Transfer
automatically.
For more information on Nikon Transfer, refer to help
information contained in Nikon Transfer.
118
–
21
26
141
–
140
Technical Notes and Index
Nikon Transfer
does not start
when camera is
connected to a
computer.
•
•
•
•
•
137
76
144
193
Troubleshooting
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
194
Cause/Solution
A
The PictBridge
screen is not
displayed when
the camera is
connected to a
printer.
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the PictBridge
startup screen may not be displayed and it may be unable to
print pictures when Auto is selected for the Charge by
168
computer option in the setup menu. Set the Charge by
computer option to Off and reconnect the camera to the
printer.
Pictures to be
printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace memory card. 24
• Remove memory card to print pictures from internal
24
memory.
Cannot select
paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera in the
following situations, even for PictBridge compatible printers.
Use the printer to select page size.
148, 149
• The page size selected using the camera is not
compatible with the printer.
• A printer that automatically sets the paper size is being
–
used.
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX P100 Digital Camera
Type
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Lens
Focal length
f/-number
Construction
Digital zoom
Vibration reduction
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range (from
lens) (approx.)
Focus-area selection
Electronic viewfinder
Monitor
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Technical Notes and Index
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Compact digital camera
10.3 million
1/2.3-in. CMOS; approx. 10.6 million total pixels
26× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.6-120mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-678mm lens in
35mm [135] format)
f/2.8-5
14 elements in 11 groups
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2712mm lens
in 35mm [135] format)
Both image sensor shift and electronic (still pictures)
Electronic (movies)
Contrast-detect AF, Multi area AF
• [W]: 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞, [T]: 1.7 m (5 ft. 8 in.) to ∞
• Macro close-up mode: 10 cm (4 in.) to ∞ (zoom position on
the wide-angle side from the K icon where the F icon
glows green); 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ (center zoom position
between the maximum wide-angle side and the K icon)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual
with 99 focus areas
Color LCD viewfinder, 0.6 cm/0.24-in. TFT LCD, approx. 230k-dot,
with diopter adjustment function
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD Vari-angle monitor with
anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment,
tiltable 82° downward, 90° upward
Approx. 97 % horizontal and 97 % vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Approx. 100 % horizontal and 100 % vertical (compared to
actual picture)
Internal memory (approx. 43 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)
195
Specifications
Image size
(pixels)
•
•
•
•
•
•
10 M
5M
2M
PC
3:2
1:1
3648×2736
2592×1944
1600×1200
1024×768
3648×2432
2736×2736
•
•
•
•
•
8M
3M
1M
VGA
16:9
3264×2448
2048×1536
1280×960
640×480
3584×2016
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
•
•
•
•
•
ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800)
High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 200, 160 to 400)
Sport continuous mode (ISO 160 to 3200)
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Range
(A Auto mode)
Shutter
Technical Notes and Index
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Video output
I/O terminal
Supported languages
196
256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with
support for 99 focus areas)
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter
priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, auto bracketing,
motion detection, exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in
steps of 1/3 EV)
[W]: –1 to +16.2 EV
[T]: 0.6 to 16.3 EV
(exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity
adjustment converted to ISO 100 values)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
• 1/2000 -2 s
• 1/2000 -8 s (B, C, D mode)
• 1/8000 -1 s (sport continuous mode)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
10 steps of 1/3 EV
Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
[W]: 0.5 to 10 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.)
[T]: 1.7 to 2.5 m (5 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft. 2 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector
(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
Specifications
Power sources
Charging time
Battery life*
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Weight
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62A (optional)
Approx. 3 h 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/
EH-68P (AR) and when no charge remains)
Approx. 250 shots (EN-EL5)
Approx. 114.4 × 82.7 × 98.6 mm (4.5 × 3.3 × 3.9 in.) (excluding
projections)
Approx. 481 g (17.0 oz) (with battery and SD memory card)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
85 % and below (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 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 quality set to Normal, image size set to M 3648×2736.
Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images
are displayed.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
DC 3.7 V, 1100 mAh
Operating temperature
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 36 × 54 × 8 mm (1.4 × 2.1 × 0.3 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 30 g (1.1 oz) (excluding terminal cover)
Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR)
Rated input
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.065-0.04 A
Rated capacity
6.5-9.6 VA
Rated output
DC 5.0 V, 0.5 A
Operating temperature
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
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.)
Weight
EH-68P: Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz)
EH-68P (AR): 65 g (2.3 oz)
B
Technical Notes and Index
Type
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.
197
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 the memory card.
• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for
Digital Still Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with
photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are output
from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and
printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer
without connecting the camera to a computer.
Technical Notes and Index
198
Index
Symbols
A
A/V cable 179
AC adapter 179
Active D-Lighting 95
AF area mode 90
AF assist 4, 163
Aperture 67
Aperture-priority auto 70
Audio/video cable 138
Audio/video-in jack 138
Auto 34
Auto bracketing 89
Auto mode 26
Auto off 165
Autofocus 39, 60, 93, 135
Autofocus mode 61, 93
AV cable 138
B
B&W + color 81
Backlight o 51
Backlit scene HDR D 52
Battery 16, 18, 179
Battery charger 20, 179
Battery level indicator 26
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
16, 24
Beach/snow g 48
Best shot selector 86
Black border 125
Blink proof 58
Blink warning 169
BSS 86
Built-in flash 34
Button sound 165
C
Calendar display 105
Charge by computer 145, 168
Charger 179
Charging AC Adapter 18, 179
Choose key picture 116
Close-up k 49
Command dial 11
Computer 140
Continuous 86
Copy n 51
Crop 126
Custom 80
Technical Notes and Index
R 54
C Aperture-priority mode 66, 70
k (apply selection) button 12
A Auto mode 26
l Delete button 32, 33, 117, 137
s (display) button 15
o Exposure compensation 41
X Flash mode 35
X Flash pop-up button 35
p Focus mode 39
j Help 14
D Manual mode 66, 71
d Menu button 13
x Monitor button 14
b Movie-record button 127
c Playback button 32
c Playback mode 32
i Playback zoom 106
A Programmed auto mode 66, 68
x Scene auto selector 43
y Scene mode 45
n Self-timer 37
B Shutter-priority auto mode 66, 69
F Smart Portrait mode 55, 57
d Sport continuous mode 62, 64
s Subject tracking mode 59, 61
g Tele 29
h Thumbnail display 104
M User setting mode 98
f Wide 29
.JPG 181
.MOV 181
.WAV 181
D
Date 22, 155
Date imprint 159
Daylight saving time 22, 156
Delete 32, 33, 103, 111, 117, 137
Digital zoom 29, 164
Diopter adjustment control 14
199
Index
Distortion control 94
D-Lighting 121
DPOF printing 151
DSCN 181
Dusk/dawn i 48
E
Electronic viewfinder 14
Electronic VR 136
Exposure compensation 41
Exposure mode 66
Extension 181
Eyelet for camera strap 7
F
Technical Notes and Index
Face priority 90
File name 181
Fill flash 34
Fireworks show m 51
Firmware version 174
Fixed range auto 84
Flash exposure compensation 93
Flash indicator 36
Flash mode 34
Focus 30, 90, 93
Focus area 30
Focus indicator 30
Focus lock 31
Focus mode 38
Folder name 181
Food u 50
Format 25, 166
Format the internal memory 166
Format the memory card 25, 166
FSCN 181
Full-frame playback 32, 33, 101
Full-time AF 93, 135
H
HDMI 138, 167
Help 14
Hide Image 114
High ISO Sensitivity auto 84
High speed continuous shooting 64
HS movie 130, 131, 134
I
Identifier 181
Image copy 115
Image quality 75
Image Sharpening 80
Image size 76
Infinity 38
Internal memory 24
Internal memory indicator 27
Interval Timer Shooting 86, 87
ISO sensitivity 36, 84
L
Landscape c 46
Language 167
Lens 4, 177, 195
Lens cap 7, 179
Li-ion rechargable battery 18, 179
Lithium-ion type battery 16, 18, 179
M
Macro close-up 38
Manual focus 38, 40
Manual Mode 71
Memory capacity 26
Memory card 24, 180
Memory card slot 24
Metering 85
Microphone 4, 117, 127
Minimum shutter speed 84
Mode dial 42
Monitor 8, 10, 177
Monitor brightness 158
Monitor settings 158
Monochrome filter 81
Motion detection 162
Movie length 135
Movie menu 132
Movie playback 137
Movie recording 127
Movie settings 133
Multi selector 12
Multi-shot 16 86
Museum l 50
N
200
Night landscape j 49
Index
Night portrait e 47
Nikon Transfer 141
Noise reduction 94
Number of exposures remaining 26, 77
Resetting Saved Settings 100
Rotate image 114
RSCN 181
O
Panorama assist p 52, 53
Paper size 148, 149
Party/indoor f 47
PictBridge 146, 198
Picture editing 118
Pictures in a sequence 102
Playback 32, 101, 104, 105, 106, 117, 137
Playback menu 107
Playback mode 32
Playback zoom 106
Portrait b 46
Power 21, 22, 26
Power connector cover 4, 179
Power switch/power-on lamp 18, 21
Preset manual 83
Pre-shooting cache 64, 65
Press halfway 30
Print 146, 148, 149
Print set 108
Print Set Date Option 109
Printer 146
Programmed auto mode 68
Protect 113
Saturation 80
Save to user setting 99
Scene auto selector 43
Scene mode 45
Self-timer 37
Self-timer lamp 37, 55
Sequence display options 116
Setup menu 152
Shooting 26, 42
Shooting menu 73
Shooting with Face Priority 91
Shutter sound 165
Shutter speed 67
Shutter-Priority Auto Mode 69
Shutter-release button 30
Single 86
Single AF 93, 135
Skin softening 57, 122
Slide show 110
Slow sync 34
Small picture 124
Smart portrait mode 55, 57
Smile timer 57
Sound settings 165
Sport continuous mode 62, 64
SSCN 181
Subject Tracking Menu 59, 61
Sunset h 48
Switching between tabs 13
Q
T
Off 34
Optical zoom 29
Optimize Image 79
Optional accessories 179
P
R
Rear-curtain sync 34
Rechargeable battery 179
Recording 127
Recording slow motion movies 130
Red-eye reduction 34, 163
Reset all 171
Reset file numbering 174
Technical Notes and Index
Quick retouch 120
S
Tele 29
Television 138
Thumbnail display 104
Time difference 157
Time zone 157
TV settings 167
U
USB cable 141, 147, 179
USB/Audio video connector 138, 141, 147
User setting mode 98
201
Index
V
Vari-angle monitor 6
Vibration reduction 160
Video output 167
Voice memo 117
Volume 137
W
Welcome screen 154
White balance 82
Wide 29
Wind Noise Reduction 136
Z
Zoom 29
Zoom control 29
Technical Notes and Index
202
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FX0B02(11)
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6MM74911-02
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