DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
En
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon digital camera. To get
the most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all
who use the product.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
D use to prevent damage to the camera.
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
A using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
The 1, 3, 4, and 2 symbols represent up, down, left, and right on the
multi selector.
Digitutor
“Digitutor”, a series of “watch and learn” manuals in movie form, is available from the following website:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in
“For Your Safety” (0 x–xii).
Getting the Most from Your Camera
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Table of Contents
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s Introduction
z Auto Mode
6 Creative Mode
b Best Moment Capture Mode
9 Motion Snapshot Mode
y Recording and Viewing Movies
t More on Photography
I More on Playback
Q Connections
o The Playback Menu
i The Shooting Menu
( The Movie Menu
) The Image Processing Menu
g The Setup Menu
n Technical Notes
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0 21
0 31
0 45
0 53
0 57
0 67
0 79
0 91
0 107
0 117
0 139
0 143
0 157
0 165
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
Take photos with the shutter-release button.
Photos can be taken in any
mode by pressing the shutterrelease button. See page 6 for
more information.
Shutter-release button
Shoot movies with the movie-record button.
Movies can be recorded by
pressing the movie-record button in auto (0 29), creative
(0 44), and advanced movie
(0 57) modes.
Movie-record button
Create short movies with music.
Install the supplied software (0 91), copy photos and movies
to your computer using ViewNX 2 (0 95), and use Short Movie
Creator to create short movies (0 98).
View short movies in high definition.
Transfer short movies to the camera (0 99) and use an HDMI
cable to connect the camera to an HDTV (0 100).
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Accessories
Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variety of interchangeable lenses and other accessories (0 165).
Lenses
Wireless
mobile
adapters
Software for
Nikon digital
cameras
(available on
CD)
Mount
adapters
Waterproof
cases
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Table of Contents
Getting the Most from Your Camera ......................................... ii
Accessories .............................................................................................. iii
For Your Safety............................................................................... x
Notices..........................................................................................xiii
Introduction
1
Before You Begin ...........................................................................1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
The Camera Body ................................................................................... 2
The Monitor.............................................................................................. 4
The Mode Dial ......................................................................................... 6
The Multi Selector .................................................................................. 7
The G Button.................................................................................... 8
& (Feature) .............................................................................................10
First Steps......................................................................................11
Auto Mode
21
Taking Photos in Auto Mode.....................................................21
Viewing Photographs .................................................................27
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................28
Recording Movies in Auto Mode ..............................................29
Creative Mode
31
Choosing a Creative Mode.........................................................31
Choosing a Scene ........................................................................32
Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes ......................................34
P Programmed Auto............................................................................34
S Shutter-Priority Auto........................................................................35
A Aperture-Priority Auto ....................................................................36
M Manual .................................................................................................37
Backlighting .................................................................................40
Easy Panorama.............................................................................41
Recording Movies in Creative Mode........................................44
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Best Moment Capture Mode
45
Slow View......................................................................................45
Smart Photo Selector..................................................................47
Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Selector ........ 50
Choosing the Best Shot ..................................................................... 50
Deleting Pictures.................................................................................. 51
Motion Snapshot Mode
53
Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode ....................................... 53
Viewing Motion Snapshots .......................................................56
Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 56
Recording and Viewing Movies
57
Recording HD Movies................................................................. 58
Recording Slow-Motion Movies ............................................... 62
Viewing Movies ...........................................................................65
Deleting Movies ................................................................................... 66
More on Photography
67
Single-Frame, Continuous, and Self-Timer Modes ...............67
Continuous Mode................................................................................ 67
Self-Timer Modes................................................................................. 69
Exposure Compensation ........................................................... 71
The Built-in Flash......................................................................... 72
Choosing a Flash Mode ..................................................................... 73
The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter ......................................76
More on Playback
79
Photo Information ...................................................................... 79
Thumbnail Playback ................................................................... 82
Calendar Playback ...................................................................... 83
Playback Zoom ............................................................................ 84
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Deleting Pictures .........................................................................85
Deleting the Current Picture............................................................85
The Playback Menu .............................................................................85
Rating Pictures .............................................................................86
Slide Shows...................................................................................87
Connections
91
Installing the Supplied Software..............................................91
System Requirements.........................................................................93
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer ........................95
Transferring Pictures...........................................................................95
Viewing Pictures ...................................................................................96
Creating Short Movies........................................................................98
Viewing Pictures on TV............................................................ 100
High-Definition Devices.................................................................. 100
Printing Photographs .............................................................. 102
Connecting the Printer.................................................................... 102
Printing Pictures One at a Time.................................................... 103
Printing Multiple Pictures............................................................... 104
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set ...................................... 106
The Playback Menu
107
Selecting Multiple Images.............................................................. 109
Image Review ............................................................................ 110
Rotate Tall .................................................................................. 110
Protect ........................................................................................ 110
Rating.......................................................................................... 110
D-Lighting.................................................................................. 111
Resize .......................................................................................... 112
Crop............................................................................................. 113
Face-Priority Zoom................................................................... 114
Edit Movie .................................................................................. 114
Change Theme .......................................................................... 115
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The Shooting Menu
117
Reset Shooting Options ...........................................................119
Exposure Mode..........................................................................119
Image Quality.............................................................................120
Image Size...................................................................................120
Number of Shots Saved ...........................................................123
Movie Before/After ...................................................................123
File Format..................................................................................124
Metering .....................................................................................124
Auto Distortion Control ...........................................................125
Color Space.................................................................................126
Active D-Lighting ......................................................................127
Long Exposure NR.....................................................................128
Optical VR ...................................................................................128
Electronic VR ..............................................................................129
Focus Mode ................................................................................129
Manual Focus ......................................................................................132
AF-Area Mode ............................................................................134
Focus Lock............................................................................................135
Face-Priority ...............................................................................136
Built-in AF Assist........................................................................136
Flash Compensation.................................................................137
The Movie Menu
139
Reset Movie Options.................................................................140
Frame Rate..................................................................................140
Movie Settings ...........................................................................141
Movie Sound Options...............................................................142
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The Image Processing Menu
143
Reset Processing Options ....................................................... 144
White Balance............................................................................ 144
Fine-Tuning White Balance ........................................................... 145
Preset Manual..................................................................................... 146
ISO Sensitivity ........................................................................... 149
Picture Control .......................................................................... 150
Modifying Picture Controls............................................................ 150
Custom Picture Control ........................................................... 154
Edit/Save............................................................................................... 154
Load from/Save to Card.................................................................. 155
High ISO Noise Reduction....................................................... 156
The Setup Menu
157
Reset Setup Options ................................................................ 158
Format Memory Card............................................................... 158
Slot Empty Release Lock ......................................................... 159
Display ........................................................................................ 159
Display Brightness ............................................................................ 159
Grid Display ......................................................................................... 159
Shooting............................................................................................... 159
Playback................................................................................................ 160
Sound Settings.......................................................................... 160
Auto Power Off.......................................................................... 160
Shutter Button AE Lock ........................................................... 161
Flicker Reduction...................................................................... 161
Reset File Numbering .............................................................. 161
Time Zone and Date................................................................. 162
Language ................................................................................... 162
Auto Image Rotation................................................................ 163
Pixel Mapping ........................................................................... 164
Firmware Version ..................................................................... 164
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Technical Notes
165
Optional Accessories ................................................................165
Approved Memory Cards................................................................167
Approved Eye-Fi Cards ....................................................................168
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter......................169
Storage and Cleaning...............................................................171
Storage ..................................................................................................171
Cleaning ................................................................................................171
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions......................172
Available Settings .....................................................................176
Defaults.......................................................................................180
Memory Card Capacity.............................................................181
Troubleshooting........................................................................184
Battery/Display ...................................................................................184
Shooting (All Modes)........................................................................185
Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes).....................................................186
Movies....................................................................................................186
Playback ................................................................................................187
Miscellaneous .....................................................................................187
Error Messages...........................................................................188
Specifications.............................................................................191
Nikon 1 J3 Digital Camera ..............................................................191
Battery Life ...........................................................................................208
Index ............................................................................................209
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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:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnA This
ings before using this Nikon product.
❚❚WARNINGS
A Keep the sun out of the frame. Keep the
sun well out of the frame when
shooting backlit subjects. Sunlight
focused into the camera when the
sun is in or close to the frame could
cause a fire.
A Turn off immediately in the event of malfunction. Should you notice smoke or
an unusual smell coming from the
equipment or AC adapter (available
separately), unplug the AC adapter
and remove the battery immediately,
taking care to avoid burns. Continued
operation could result in injury. After
removing the battery, take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service
center for inspection.
A Do not disassemble. Touching the product’s internal parts could result in
injury. In the event of malfunction,
the product should be repaired only
by a qualified technician. Should the
product break open as the result of a
fall or other accident, remove the battery and/or AC adapter and then take
the product to a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in injury. In addition, note that small
parts constitute a choking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of
this equipment, consult a physician
immediately.
A Do not use in the presence of flammable A Do not place the strap around the neck of
gas. Do not use electronic equipment
in the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
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an infant or child. Placing the camera
strap around the neck of an infant or
child could result in strangulation.
A Do not remain in contact with the camera,
battery, or charger for extended periods
while the devices are on or in use. Parts of
the device become hot. Leaving the
device in direct contact with the skin
for extended periods may result in
low-temperature burns.
A Do not aim the flash at the operator of a
motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
A Observe caution when using a flash.
• Using the camera with the flash in
close contact with the skin or other
objects could cause burns.
• Using a flash close to the subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should
be observed when photographing
infants, when the flash should be no
less than one meter (39 in.) from the
subject.
A Avoid contact with liquid crystal. Should
the display break, care should be
taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal
from the display touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
A Observe proper precautions when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling batteries for use in
this product:
• Use only batteries approved for use
in this equipment.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery.
• Be sure the product is off before
replacing the battery. If you are
using an AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Do not attempt to insert the battery
upside down or backwards.
• 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 the battery with
metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the batter y when no charge
remains.
• When the battery is not in use,
attach the terminal cover and store
in a cool, dry place.
• The battery may be hot immediately after use or when the product
has been used on battery power for
an extended period. Before removing the battery turn the camera off
and allow the battery to cool.
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any changes in
the battery, such as discoloration or
deformation.
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A Observe proper precautions when handling A Use appropriate cables. When connectthe charger:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
• 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 go near the charger during
thunderstorms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug or charger
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.
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ing 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.
A CD-ROMs: CD-ROMs containing software or manuals 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.
Notices
• No part of the manuals included • Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be repro- damages resulting from the use of
duced, transmitted, transcribed, this product.
stored in a retrieval system, or trans- • While every effort has been made to
lated into any language in any form, ensure that the information in these
by any means, without Nikon’s prior manuals is accurate and complete,
written permission.
we would appreciate it were you to
• Nikon reserves the right to change bring any errors or omissions to the
the specifications of the hardware attention of the Nikon representaand software described in these tive in your area (address provided
manuals at any time and without separately).
prior notice.
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAUTION
ATTENTION
This Class B digital apparatus com- Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
plies with Canadian ICES-003.
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Notice for Customers in Europe
CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be collected separately.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
• This product is designated for sepa- this symbol or not, are designated
rate collection at an appropriate col- for separate collection at an approlection point. Do not dispose of as priate collection point. Do not dishousehold waste.
pose of as household waste.
• Separate collection and recycling • For more information, contact the
helps conserve natural resources retailer or the local authorities in
and prevent negative consequences charge of waste management.
for human health and the environment that might result from incorrect disposal.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Notice for Customers in the U.S.A.
The Battery Charger
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS—SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet if needed. This power unit
is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable pro- CAUTIONS
tection against harmful interference in Modifications
a residential installation. This equip- The FCC requires the user be notified
ment generates, uses, and can radiate that any changes or modifications
radio frequency energy and, if not made to this device that are not
installed and used in accordance with expressly approved by Nikon Corpothe instructions, may cause harmful ration may void the user’s authority to
interference to radio communications. operate the equipment.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particu- Interface Cables
lar installation. If this equipment does Use the interface cables sold or procause harmful interference to radio or vided by Nikon for your equipment.
television reception, which can be Using other interface cables may
determined by turning the equipment exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
off and on, the user is encouraged to the FCC rules.
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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.
Notice for Customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product may 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, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may
be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper The government has issued cautions
money, coins, securities, govern- on copies or reproductions of securities
ment bonds, or local government issued by private companies (shares,
bonds, even if such copies or repro- bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
ductions are stamped “Sample.”
when a minimum of necessary copies
The copying or reproduction of
are to be provided for business use by a
paper money, coins, or securities
company. Also, do not copy or reprowhich are circulated in a foreign
duce passports issued by the governcountry is prohibited.
ment, licenses issued by public
Unless the prior permission of the agencies and private groups, ID cards,
government has been obtained, the and tickets, such as passes and meal
copying or reproduction of unused coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
• Comply with copyright notices
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as
stamps issued by the government books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
and of certified documents stipu- prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
lated by law is prohibited.
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 memory cards or other data
storage devices 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). Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
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AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (I) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (II) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
Temperature Warnings
The camera may become warm to the touch during use; this is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction. At high ambient temperatures, after
extended periods of continuous use, or after several photographs have been
taken in quick succession, a temperature warning may be displayed, following which the camera will turn off automatically to minimize damage to its
internal circuits. Wait for the camera to cool before resuming use.
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and lens accessories) 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 thirdparty rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon holographic seal shown at right 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.
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D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
A Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or a
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses, should be included
when the camera is inspected or serviced.
A 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.
A Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line 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. For contact information, visit http://imaging.nikon.com/
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sIntroduction
Before You Begin
Before using your camera for the first time, confirm that the
package contains the items listed in the User’s Manual.
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Parts of the Camera
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
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1 2 3 4
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5
6
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7
8
16
9
15
10
19
11
20
17
14 13 12
1 Movie-record button
.................................... 29, 44, 57, 59, 63
2 Shutter-release
button ....................... 23, 46, 48, 54, 61
3 Power switch........................................17
4 Mode dial................................................ 6
5 Microphone........................................142
6 Focal plane mark (E) ......................133
7 AF-assist illuminator ........................136
Self-timer lamp ...................................69
Red-eye reduction lamp ...................74
8 Eyelet for camera strap......................11
2
9 Flash pop-up button.......................... 72
10 HDMI connector cover ....................100
11 USB connector cover ......... 76, 95, 102
12 Lens release button..........................200
13 Dust shield ................................171, 172
14 Lens mount ................................. 16, 133
15 Mounting mark ................................... 16
16 Power lamp .......................................... 17
17 Body cap .............................................166
18 Built-in flash......................................... 72
19 HDMI mini-pin connector...............100
20 USB connector..................... 76, 95, 102
The Camera Body (Continued)
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3
4
5
6
7
12
13
s
8
11
10
1 Monitor ....................................4, 79, 159
2 K (playback) button ............27, 50, 56
3 G (menu) button .......................... 8
4 Multi selector......................................... 7
J (OK) button....................................... 7
& (feature) ...........................................10
E (exposure compensation)............71
M (flash mode).....................................73
C (continuous shooting/
self-timer)..................................... 67, 69
5 Memory card access lamp ......... 15, 22
9
6 O (delete) button......................... 28, 85
7 Power connector cover
for optional power connector......169
8 Battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover latch........................... 13, 15, 169
9 Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover... 13, 15, 169
10 Tripod socket *
11 Speaker
12 Memory card slot................................ 13
13 Battery latch......................... 13, 15, 169
* Camera does not support TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer.
A Holding the Camera
When framing photographs, hold the camera as shown below.
Hold the camera in
your right hand.
Keep your elbows
propped lightly
against your torso.
Cradle the lens with
your left hand.
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The Monitor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
35
34
33
32
s
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
31
30
29
28
27 26 25 24 23
1 Shooting mode ..................................... 6
2 Live image control..............................25
Creative mode ............................. 31, 32
Best moment capture
selection ....................................... 45, 47
Advanced movie selection ........ 57, 62
Exposure mode ................................ 119
3 Flexible program indicator ...............34
4 Flash mode ...........................................72
5 Self-timer ....................................... 67, 69
Continuous mode *.............................67
6 Active D-Lighting * .......................... 127
7 Picture Control * ............................... 150
8 White balance * ................................ 144
9 Movie settings (HD movies) * ........ 141
Frame rate
(slow-motion movies) * ................. 140
10 Image size * ....................................... 120
11 Image quality * ................................. 120
12 Focus mode *..................................... 129
13 AF-area mode * ................................. 134
14 Face-priority *..............................24, 136
15 Focus area....................................22, 134
16 AF-area brackets * ............................ 129
17 Flash compensation ........................ 137
18 Exposure compensation ...................71
22 21 20
19 Flash-ready indicator .........................72
20 “K” (appears when memory remains
for over 1000 exposures) .................20
21 Number of exposures remaining....20
Number of shots remaining
before memory buffer fills ..............68
White balance
recording indicator .........................147
Card warning indicator...........159, 188
22 Time available............................... 59, 63
23 ISO sensitivity ....................................149
24 ISO sensitivity indicator...................149
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator ........149
25 Aperture......................................... 36, 37
26 Shutter speed ............................... 35, 37
27 Metering .............................................124
28 Battery indicator * ...............................20
29 Sound settings * ................................160
30 HDR ........................................................40
31 Eye-Fi connection indicator * .........168
32 Autoexposure (AE) lock
indicator ........................................... 161
33 Microphone sensitivity * .................142
34 Time elapsed................................. 59, 63
35 Recording indicator..................... 59, 63
* Available only when Detailed is selected for Display > Shooting in the
setup menu (0 159).
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A The Framing Grid
A framing grid can be displayed by selecting
On for Display > Grid display in the setup
menu (0 159).
A See also
For information on adjusting monitor brightness, see page 159.
s
5
The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following shooting modes:
s
Mode dial
z Motion Snapshot mode (0 53): Each time the shutter is released, the
camera records a still image and about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the
resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will
play back in slow motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still
image.
u Best moment capture mode (0 45):
Choose the moment to release the shutter as the scene plays back in slow motion
(slow view), or let the camera choose the
best shot based on composition and
motion (Smart Photo Selector).
C Auto mode (0 21): Let the camera pick
the settings for photographs and movies.
w Creative mode (0 31): For photographs
in which you want to use special effects,
match settings to the scene, or control
shutter speed and aperture.
v Advanced movie mode (0 57): Choose the shutter speed and aperture
for HD movies or shoot slow-motion movies.
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The Multi Selector
The multi selector and J button are used
to adjust settings and navigate the camera menus.
Multi selector
s
Settings: &
See page 10.
Menu navigation: 1
Move cursor up.
Select highlighted
item.
Settings: C
View continuous
shooting/self-timer
menu (0 67).
Settings: E
View exposure compensation menu
(0 71).
Menu navigation: 4
Return to previous
menu.
Menu navigation: 2
Select highlighted item
or display sub-menu.
Settings: M
View flash mode menu (0 72).
Menu navigation: 3
Move cursor down.
A The Multi Selector
Items can be highlighted by rotating the multi selector
as shown at right.
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The G Button
s
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. Press the G button to display
the menu selection dialog shown below,
then use the multi selector to highlight
the icon for the desired menu and press
J.
G button
Shooting menu (0 117):
Adjust settings for still photography.
Playback menu (0 107):
Adjust playback settings.
Image processing menu (0 143):
Adjust white balance, ISO sensitivity,
Picture Controls, and other image
processing settings for photographs
and movies.
Setup menu (0 157):
Adjust basic camera settings.
8
Movie menu (0 139):
Adjust movie-recording
options.
History menu:
Display recently used settings,
or select Reset history > Yes to
remove all items from the
history menu.
❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector (0 7) to navigate
the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, setup, and history menus.
Multi selector
1 Select an item.
s
Press 1 or 3 to highlight menu items
and press 2 to view options for the
highlighted item.
2 Select an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
option and press J to select.
A Using the Menus
The items listed may vary with camera settings. Items displayed in gray
are not currently available (0 176). To exit the menus and return to
shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (0 23).
A Choosing a Menu
To display another menu, press 4 in Step 1
and then press 1 or 3 to highlight the
desired icon. Press 2 to position the cursor in
the highlighted menu.
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& (Feature)
s
10
Pressing 1 (&) gives access to the features listed below. Press 1 (&) to display
options for the current mode, then rotate
the multi selector or press 1 or 3 to
highlight the desired option and press J
to select.
• Live image control (C auto mode; 0 25): Adjust exposure (Brightness control), contrast (Active D-Lighting), or depth of field
(Background softening), or freeze or blur motion (Motion
control). The effects can be previewed in the monitor.
• Creative (w creative mode; 0 31): Choose from Programmed
auto (P), Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A),
Manual (M), Night landscape (j), Night portrait (o), Backlighting (m), Easy panorama (p), Soft (q), Miniature effect
(r), and Selective color (s).
• Best moment capture (u best moment capture mode; 0 45): Choose
from Slow view and Smart Photo Selector (0 47) options.
• Advanced movie (v advanced movie mode; 0 57): Choose Slow
motion (y) for slow-motion recording (0 62) or select Programmed auto (P), Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), or Manual (M) for high-definition (HD) movie
recording.
• Theme (z Motion Snapshot mode; 0 55): Choose from Beauty,
Waves, Relaxation, and Tenderness.
• Rating (playback mode; 0 86): Rate pictures.
First Steps
1 Attach the camera strap.
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
s
2 Charge the battery.
Insert the battery into the charger q and plug the charger in
w. An exhausted battery fully charges in about two hours.
Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is
complete.
Battery
charging
Charging
complete
A The Plug Adapter
Depending on the country or region of
purchase, a plug adapter may be supplied with the charger. The shape of the
adapter varies with the country or region
of purchase. If a plug adapter is supplied,
raise the wall plug and connect the plug
adapter as shown at right, making sure
the plug is fully inserted. Attempting to forcibly remove the plug
adapter could damage the product.
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D The Battery and Charger
s
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages x–xii and 172–
175 of this manual. 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.
Capacity may be reduced and charging times may increase at battery temperatures from 0°C (32°F) to 10°C (50°F) and from 45°C
(113°F) to 60°C (140°F); the battery will not charge if its temperature is below 0°C (32°F) or above 60°C (140°F).
Charge the battery at ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F)
and 35°C (95°F). If the CHARGE lamp flashes quickly during charging,
cease use immediately and take battery and charger to your retailer
or a Nikon-authorized service representative.
Do not move the charger or touch the battery during charging. Failure to observe this precaution could in very rare instances result in
the charger showing that charging is complete when the battery is
only partially charged. Remove and reinsert the battery to begin
charging again.
Use the charger with compatible batteries only. Unplug when not
in use.
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3 Insert the battery and a memory card.
Check to be sure the battery and card are in the correct orientation. Using the battery to keep the orange battery latch
pressed to one side, slide the battery in until it latches, and
then slide in the memory card until it clicks into place.
s
Rear
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D Inserting and Removing Batteries and Memory Cards
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries
or memory cards. Note that the battery and memory cards may be
hot after use; observe due caution when removing the battery and
memory cards.
A Formatting Memory Cards
s
If this is the first time the memory card
will be used in the camera or if the card
has been formatted in another device,
select Format memory card in the setup
menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format the card (0 158). Note
that this permanently deletes any data the
card may contain. Be sure to copy any
photographs and other data you wish to
keep to a computer before proceeding.
A The Write Protect Switch
B
16G
Memory cards are equipped
with a write protect switch to
prevent accidental loss of data.
When this switch is in the “lock”
Write-protect switch
position, the memory card can
not be formatted and photos can not be deleted or recorded. To
unlock the memory card, slide the switch to the “write” position.
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A Removing Batteries and Memory Cards
After turning the camera off, confirm that
the memory card access lamp (0 3) is off
and open the battery-chamber/memory
card slot cover. To remove the battery, first
release it by pressing the orange battery
latch in the direction shown by the arrow
and then remove the battery by hand.
To remove a memory card, first press the
card in to eject it (q); the card can then
be removed by hand (w).
s
D Memory Cards
• The camera stores pictures on SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
(available separately; 0 167).
• Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera
off, or remove or disconnect the power source during formatting
or while data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer. Failure to observe these precautions could result in loss of
data or in damage to the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
• Do not format memory cards in a computer.
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4 Attach a lens.
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when the
lens or body cap is removed. The lens generally used in this
manual for illustrative purposes is a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6. See page 128 for information on vibration reduction (VR) and page 200 for information on removing lenses.
s
Mounting mark (lens)
Mounting mark Keeping marks aligned, position lens on
camera, then rotate until it clicks into place.
(camera)
Mounting mark (lens)
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Lenses with retractable lens barrel buttons can not be used when retracted. To
unlock and extend the lens, keep the
retractable lens barrel button pressed (q)
while rotating the zoom ring (w). The
lens can be retracted and the zoom ring
locked by pressing the retractable lens
barrel button and rotating the ring in the opposite direction. Be
careful not to press the retractable lens barrel button while attaching or removing the lens.
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5 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on. The power lamp will
briefly light green and the monitor will
turn on. Be sure to remove the lens
cap before shooting.
A Turning the Camera Off
s
To turn the camera off, press the power switch again. The monitor
will turn off.
A Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for about a minute, the display will
turn off and the power lamp start to flash (if desired, the delay
before the display turns off automatically can be changed using the
Auto power off option in the setup menu; 0 160). The camera can
be reactivated by operating the shutter-release button. If no operations are performed for about three minutes after the display has
turned off, the camera will turn off automatically.
A Attaching and Removing Lenses
Turn the camera off before attaching or removing lenses. Note that
when the camera is turned off, the sensor protection barrier in the
lens will close, protecting the camera image sensor.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
If you are using a lens with a retractable lens barrel button (0 16),
the camera will turn on automatically when the retractable lens barrel lock is released; in addition, if the view through the lens is displayed or the monitor is off, the camera will turn off when the lens
barrel is locked (in the case of 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 and
1 NIKKOR VR 30–110mm f/3.8–5.6 lenses, firmware version 1.10 or
later is required if locking the lens barrel is to turn the camera off
when the monitor is off; for information on updating lens firmware,
visit the Nikon website for your area).
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6 Choose a language and set the clock.
A language-selection dialog will be displayed the first time
the camera is turned on. Use the multi selector and J button
(0 7) to choose a language and set the camera clock. Photos
can not be taken until you have set the time and date.
s
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
language and press J.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight time
zone and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight date
format and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight daylight
saving time option and press J.
Press 4 or 2 to select items and
press 1 or 3 to change. Press J
when finished.
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Note: The camera uses a 24-hour
clock. Language and clock can be
changed at any time using
Language (0 162) and Time
zone and date (0 162) options in
setup menu.
A The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household
clocks. Check the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces
and reset as necessary.
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable
power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery
is installed or the camera is powered by an optional EP-5C power
connector and EH-5b AC adapter (0 169). Three days of charging
will power the clock for about a month. If a message warning that
the clock is not set is displayed when the camera is turned on, the
clock battery is exhausted and the clock has been reset. Set the
clock to the correct time and date.
s
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7 Check the battery level and memory card capacity.
Check the battery level and number Battery level
of exposures remaining in the monitor.
❚❚ Battery Level
Display
s
Description
Battery fully charged or
partially discharged;
NO ICON
level shown by L or
K icon in detailed
display (0 159).
Low battery. Ready
fully-charged battery or
H
prepare to charge
battery.
Cannot take pictures. Battery exhausted;
Insert fully-charged shutter-release
battery.
disabled. Insert charged
battery.
Exposures remaining
❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining
The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored
on the memory card at current settings (values over 1000 are
rounded down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values between
1200 and 1299 are shown as 1.2 k). If a warning is displayed
stating that there is not enough memory for additional
images, insert another memory card (0 13) or delete some
photos (0 85).
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zAuto Mode
Shoot photographs and movies. The camera automatically
adjusts settings to suit the subject.
Taking Photos in Auto Mode
1 Select auto mode.
Rotate the mode dial to C.
z
2 Ready the camera.
Hold the camera securely with both
hands, being careful not to obstruct
the lens, AF-assist illuminator, or
microphone. Rotate the camera as
shown at lower right when taking pictures in “tall” (portrait) orientation.
3 Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
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4 Focus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. If the subject is poorly lit,
the flash may pop up (0 72) and the
AF-assist illuminator (0 136) may
light to assist the focus operation.
z
If the camera is able to focus, the selected Focus area
focus area will be highlighted in green
and a beep will sound (a beep may not
sound if the subject is moving).
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red. See page
131.
5 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down to
release the shutter and record the
photograph. The memory card access
lamp will light and the photograph
will be displayed in the monitor for a
few seconds (the photo will automatically clear from the display when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway). Do not eject the memory card or
remove or disconnect the power source
until the lamp has gone out and recording is complete.
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Memory card access
lamp
A The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take the
photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.
Focus: Press halfway
Shoot: Press the rest
of the way down
A Taking Several Photographs in Succession
If Off is selected for Image review in the playback menu (0 110), you
can take additional photographs without refocusing by keeping the
shutter-release button pressed halfway between shots.
z
A Automatic Scene Selection
In auto mode, the camera automatically ana- Scene icon
lyzes the subject and selects the appropriate
scene. The selected scene is shown in the
monitor.
c Portrait: Human portrait subjects.
d Landscape: Landscapes and cityscapes.
f Night portrait: Portrait subjects framed against dark backgrounds.
e Close up: Subjects close to the camera.
g Night landscape: Poorly-lit landscapes and cityscapes.
Z Auto: Subjects that do not fall into the categories listed above.
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A Using a Zoom Lens
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a larger area
of the frame, or zoom out to increase the area visible in the final photograph (select longer focal lengths on the lens focal length scale to
zoom in, shorter focal lengths to zoom out).
Zoom in
Zoom out
z
Zoom ring
If you are using an optional lens with a power
drive zoom switch, select T to zoom in and W
to zoom out. The speed with which the camera zooms in and out varies with how far you
slide the switch. The zoom position is shown
by the zoom guide in the display.
Zoom guide
A Face Priority
The camera detects and focuses on portrait
subjects (face priority). A double yellow border will be displayed if a portrait subject is
detected facing the camera (if multiple faces,
up to a maximum of five, are detected, the
camera will select the closest subject). Press
the shutter-release button halfway to focus
on the subject in the double yellow border. The border will clear from
the display if the camera can no longer detect the subject (because, for
example, the subject has looked away).
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in auto mode, see page 176.
A See Also
See page 160 for information on silencing the beep that sounds when
the camera focuses or the shutter is released.
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❚❚ Live Image Control
Live image controls let you preview how
changes to each control will affect the
final photograph. To choose a live image
control for auto mode, press 1 (&), use
the multi selector to highlight a control,
and press J to view the effect.
Rotate the multi selector to choose a setting and press J to select. To cancel live
image controls, press 1 (&) again.
z
Active D-Lighting: Preserve details in highlights and shadows for natural contrast.
Increase effect
Active D-Lighting: High Active D-Lighting: Low
Reduce effect
Background softening: Soften background
details to make your subject stand out, or
bring both background and foreground
into focus.
Sharpen background
Soften background
Background sharp
Background softened
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Motion control: Suggest motion by blurring
moving objects, or “freeze” motion to
capture moving objects clearly.
Freeze motion
Blur motion
z
Freeze motion
Blur motion
Brightness control: Make pictures brighter
or darker.
Brighter
D Live Image Control
Darker
Brighter
Darker
Continuous shooting is not available (0 67) and the built-in flash can
not be used when live image control is in effect. Pressing the movierecord button cancels live image control.
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Viewing Photographs
Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
K button
z
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to view additional pictures.
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
A See Also
For information on toggling photo info on or off, see page 160. See
page 82 for information on viewing multiple images. For information
on zooming in on the center of the current image, see page 84. See
page 87 for information on slide shows.
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Deleting Pictures
To delete the current picture, press O. Note that once deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
1 Display the photograph.
Display the photograph you wish to delete as described on
the preceding page.
2 Press O.
z
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
O button
3 Delete the photograph.
Press O again to delete the picture and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the picture.
A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu (0 85) can be used to delete
all or selected pictures.
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Recording Movies in Auto Mode
In auto mode, the movie-record button
can be used to shoot HD movies with
sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 (the
movie crop is shown in the display).
Press the movie-record button to start
and stop recording.
Movie-record button
A Taking Photographs During Recording
Photographs can be taken at any time during recording by pressing the shutterrelease button all the way down. Movie
recording is not interrupted.
z
A See Also
See page 65 for information on viewing
movies.
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z
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6Creative Mode
Choose creative mode when to take photos using special effects,
match settings to the scene, or control shutter speed and aperture.
Choosing a Creative Mode
1 Select creative mode.
Rotate the mode dial to w.
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2 Choose a scene.
Press 1 (&) and highlight a scene
using the multi selector (0 32).
Press J to select the
highlighted scene. Your
selection is indicated by
an icon in the display.
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Choosing a Scene
Creative mode offers a choice of the following scenes:
Option
6
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Description
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure (0 34). Recommended for snapshots
Programmed auto (P)
and in other situations in which there is little time to
adjust camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
Shutter-priority auto
aperture for best results (0 35). Use to freeze or blur
(S)
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutAperture-priority
ter speed for best results (0 36). Use to blur the
auto (A)
background or bring both foreground and background into focus.
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 37).
Manual (M)
Choose a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long time-exposures (0 38).
Each time the shutter-release button is fully pressed,
the camera takes a series of shots and combines
them to capture low lighting in night scenes; during
processing, a message is displayed and no pictures
can be taken. The flash does not fire and the edges of
Night landscape (j)
photos are cropped out. Note that the desired results
may not be obtained if the camera or subject moves
during shooting; if the camera is unable to combine
the images, a warning will be displayed and only
one picture will be taken.
Option
Description
Each time the shutter-release button is fully pressed,
the camera takes a series of shots, some with the
flash and some without, and combines them to capture background lighting in portraits taken at night
or under low light; during processing, a message is
displayed and no pictures can be taken. Note that
Night portrait (o)
the edges of photos are cropped out and that the
desired results may not be obtained if the camera or
subject moves during shooting; if the camera is
unable to combine the images, a warning will be displayed and the camera will take a single picture
using the flash.
Backlighting (m)
Photograph backlit subjects (0 40).
Shoot panoramas for later viewing on the camera
Easy panorama (p)
(0 41).
Shoot photographs with a
soft filter effect. To choose
the amount of softening,
press J when the view
Soft (q)
through the lens is displayed, highlight an option
using the multi selector,
and press J to select.
The top and bottom of each photo is blurred so that
the subject appears to have been a diorama photoMiniature effect (r)
graphed at short range. Works best when shooting
from a high vantage point.
Take photos in which only
a selected hue appears in
color. To choose the hue,
Selective color (s) press J when the view
through the lens is displayed and use the multi
selector and J button.
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A Available Settings
For information on the options available in creative mode, see page
178.
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Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M modes offer varying degrees of control over shutter
speed and aperture. Choose a mode and adjust settings according to your creative intent.
P Programmed Auto
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In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed
and aperture for optimal exposure in most situations. This mode
is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which
you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and
aperture.
❚❚ Choosing a Combination of Shutter Speed and Aperture
Although the shutter speed and aperture
chosen by the camera will produce optimal results, you can also choose from
other combinations that will produce the
same exposure (“flexible program”).
Rotate the multi selector clockwise for
large apertures (low f-numbers) that blur
background details or fast shutter speeds
that “freeze” motion. Rotate the multi
selector counterclockwise for small apertures (high f-numbers) that increase
depth of field or slow shutter speeds that blur motion. U is displayed while flexible program is in effect.
A Restoring Default Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings
To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate the multi
selector until U is no longer displayed or turn the camera off. The
default shutter speed and aperture is automatically restored when the
camera enters standby mode.
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S Shutter-Priority Auto
In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the
camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the
optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion
by blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze”
motion.
Fast shutter speed (1/1600 s)
Slow shutter speed (1 s)
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❚❚ Choosing a Shutter Speed
Rotate the multi selector to choose from
shutter speeds between 30 s and 1/16,000 s.
Rotate the selector clockwise for faster
shutter speeds, counterclockwise for
slower shutter speeds.
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change
when continuous shooting (0 67) is in effect.
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A Aperture-Priority Auto
In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the
camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce
the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) reduce
depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main
subject. Small apertures (high f-numbers) increase depth of
field, bringing out details in the background and foreground.
Short field depths are generally used in portraits to blur background details, long field depths in landscape photographs to
bring the foreground and background into focus.
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Large aperture (f/5.6)
Small aperture (f/16)
❚❚ Choosing an Aperture
Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise for larger apertures (lower f-numbers), clockwise for smaller apertures
(higher f-numbers). The minimum and
maximum values depend on the lens currently in use.
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M Manual
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
❚❚ Choosing Shutter Speed and Aperture
Adjust shutter speed and aperture with
reference to the exposure indicator (see
below). Press 2 to highlight shutter
speed or aperture and rotate the multi
selector to choose a value, then repeat
for the remaining item. Rotate the selector clockwise for faster shutter speeds or
smaller apertures (higher f-numbers),
counterclockwise for slower shutter Shutter speed
speeds and larger apertures (lower fnumbers). Shutter speeds can be set to
values as fast as 1/16,000 s or as slow as 30 s,
or to “Bulb” to hold the shutter open
indefinitely for a long time-exposure
(0 38). Aperture can be set to values
Press 2 to highlight
aperture.
between the minimum and maximum for
the lens.
Aperture
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Press 2 to highlight
shutter speed.
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change when continuous shooting
(0 67) is in effect.
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A The Exposure Indicator
When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” are selected, the exposure indicator shows whether the photograph would be under- or overexposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
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Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Select a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long
time-exposures of moving lights, the
stars, night scenery, or fireworks. The
shutter remains open while the shutterrelease button is held down. To prevent
blur, use a tripod.
1 Ready the camera.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level surface. To prevent loss of power before the exposure is complete, use a fully charged EN-EL20 battery or an optional
EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C power connector. Note that
noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog)
may be present in long exposures; before shooting, choose
On for Long exposure NR in the shooting menu (0 128).
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2 Choose a shutter speed of “Bulb”.
Press 2 to highlight shutter speed and
rotate the multi selector counterclockwise to select “Bulb”.
3 Open the shutter.
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After focusing, press the shutter-release button all the way
down. Keep the shutter-release button pressed until the
exposure is complete.
4 Close the shutter.
Take your finger off the shutter-release button.
Shooting ends automatically after about two minutes. Note that
some time may be required to record long exposures.
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Backlighting
The method used to capture details in shaded areas of back-lit
subjects depends on the option selected for HDR in the shooting menu (0 117).
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Details in highlights and shadows are preserved using HDR (high
dynamic range); Z appears in the display. Each time the shutterrelease button is fully pressed, the camera takes two shots in quick
succession and combines them to preserve details in highlights
and shadows in high-contrast scenes; the built-in flash does not
fire. While the shots are combined, a message will be displayed and
the shutter release will be disabled. The final photograph will be
On displayed when processing is complete.
+
First exposure
Second exposure
Combined HDR
(darker)
(brighter)
image
The flash fires to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows in back-lit subjects.
Off Only one shot is taken when the shutter-release button is fully
pressed, and the flash fires with each shot.
D Framing HDR Photographs
The edges of the image will be cropped out. The desired results may
not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting.
Depending on the scene, shading may be uneven and shadows may
appear around bright objects or halos around dark objects. If the camera is unable to successfully combine the two images, a single image
will be recorded at normal exposure and Active D-Lighting (0 127) will
be applied.
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Easy Panorama
Follow the steps below to shoot panoramas. During shooting,
the camera focuses using auto-area AF (0 134); face detection
(0 24) is not available. Exposure compensation (0 71) can be
used, but the built-in flash will not fire.
1 Set focus and exposure.
Frame the start of the panorama and press the shutter-release button halfway.
Guides will appear in the
display.
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2 Start shooting.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down and then lift your finger from the button. a, c,
d, and b icons will appear in
the display to indicate the
possible pan directions.
3 Pan the camera.
Slowly pan the camera up, down, left, Progress indicator
or right as shown below. Shooting will
start when the camera detects the pan
direction and a progress indicator will
appear in the display. Shooting ends
automatically when the end of the
panorama is reached.
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An example of how to pan the camera is shown below. Without changing your position, pan the camera in a steady curve
either horizontally or vertically. Time the pan according to
the option selected for Image size in the shooting menu:
about 15 seconds are needed to complete the pan when
A Normal panorama is selected, about 30 seconds when
B Wide panorama is selected.
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A Panoramas
High-distortion wide-angle lenses may fail to produce the desired
results. An error message will be displayed if the camera is panned too
quickly or unsteadily.
The completed panorama will be slightly smaller than the area visible
in the display during shooting. No panorama will be recorded if shooting ends before the halfway point; if shooting ends after the halfway
point but before the panorama is complete, the unrecorded portion
will be shown in gray.
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❚❚ Viewing Panoramas
Panoramas can be viewed by pressing 3 when a panorama is
displayed full frame (0 27). The start of the panorama will be
displayed with the smallest dimension filling the display and the
camera will then scroll through the picture in the original pan
direction.
Navigation Guide
window
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The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Pause
Play
Advance/
rewind
Return to
full-frame
playback
Description
Pause playback.
J
Resume playback when the panorama is
paused or during rewind/advance.
Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. If playback is
paused, the panorama rewinds or advances a
segment at a time; keep the button pressed
for continuous rewind or advance.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
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Recording Movies in Creative Mode
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In creative mode, the movie-record button can be used to shoot HD movies
with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9
(the corners of the movie crop are shown
in the display). Press the movie-record
button to start and stop recording. Note
that regardless of the mode selected,
movies are recorded using programmed
auto exposure; to adjust exposure when
shooting movies, select advanced movie
mode (0 57).
Movie-record button
Movie crop
A Taking Photographs During Recording
Photographs can be taken at any time during recording by pressing the
shutter-release button all the way down. Movie recording is not interrupted.
A See Also
See page 65 for information on viewing movies.
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bBest Moment Capture Mode
This mode is ideal for fast-changing, hard-to-capture subjects.
Choose when to release the shutter as the scene plays back in
slow motion (slow view), or let the camera choose the best shot
based on composition and motion (Smart Photo Selector; 0 47).
Slow View
In this mode, the camera captures a short sequence of still
images and plays them back in slow motion so that you can
choose the precise moment for a photograph. While the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway, the camera records up to 20
frames over about 1.3 s and plays them back in a continuous
slow-motion loop. When the frame you want to keep is displayed, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way
down to record the current frame and discard the remaining
images. To use slow view, select Slow view from the 1 (&) button menu in best moment capture mode.
b
1 Select best moment capture mode.
Rotate the mode dial to u. If Smart
Photo Selector is selected, choose
Slow view.
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2 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
3 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
The camera will focus (0 22) and then,
over a span of about 1.3 s, record 20
frames to a temporary memory buffer.
b
4 View the buffer contents.
Keep the shutter-release button Progress indicator
pressed halfway to play the frames in
the buffer back in a continuous loop
about 6.5 s long. The position of the
current frame is shown by a progress
indicator.
5 Record the desired frame.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to record the current
frame and discard the remaining
images; the selected frame will be displayed for a few seconds when recording is complete. To exit without
recording a photograph, release the
button without pressing it all the way
down.
A Viewing and Deleting Photos Taken in Slow View
Photos taken in slow view can be viewed as described on page 27 or
deleted as described on page 28.
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Smart Photo Selector
Choose Smart Photo Selector mode to let the camera help you
take photos that capture a fleeting expression on the face of a
portrait subject or other hard-to-time shots such as group photos in party scenes. Each time the shutter is released, the camera
automatically selects the best shot and a number of best shot
candidates based on composition and motion. To use the Smart
Photo Selector, select Smart Photo Selector from the 1 (&)
button menu in best moment capture mode.
b
1 Select best moment capture mode.
Rotate the mode dial to u. If Slow
view is selected, choose Smart Photo
Selector.
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2 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
3 Begin buffering photographs.
b
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 22). An icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording images to the memory
buffer. The camera continuously
adjusts focus to account for changes
in the distance to the subject while
the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will compare shots recorded
to the buffer both before and after the
shutter-release button was pressed all
the way down, and select five to copy
to the memory card. Note that some
time may be required. The best picture is displayed in the monitor when
recording is complete.
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A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release
button pressed
halfway to focus
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Shooting ends
Buffering
D Smart Photo Selector Files
Do not delete the “NCSPSLST.LST” file from the “NCFL” folder on the
memory card or change the file names of images taken with the Smart
Photo Selector. The camera will no longer recognize the affected files
as Smart Photo Selector images and will instead handle them as independent photographs.
b
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in best moment capture
mode, see page 176.
A Best Moment Capture Mode
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject. Movies can not be recorded, and pressing the movie-record
button has no effect. The flash can not be used.
A See Also
Use the Number of shots saved option in the shooting menu to
choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector
(0 123).
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Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Selector
b
Press K and use the multi selector to
display photographs taken with the
Smart Photo Selector (0 27; pictures
taken with the Smart Photo Selector are
indicated by a y icon). Of the photographs recorded by the Smart Photo
Selector, only the best shot will be displayed (when you press the multi selector right to view the next picture, the
camera will skip over the best shot candidates, with the result that the next picture displayed will not have a file
number that immediately follows that of
the current picture). To end playback
and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway.
Choosing the Best Shot
When a photograph taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is displayed, you
can choose the best shot by pressing 3.
Press 4 or 2 to view the other pictures
in the sequence and press J to select
the current picture as the best shot. To
return to normal playback, press D.
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K button
Deleting Pictures
Pressing O when a picture taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is selected displays
a confirmation dialog; press O again to
delete the best shot and the best shot
candidates, or press K to exit without
deleting the pictures. Note that once
deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
O button
b
A Deleting Individual Photographs
Pressing the O button in the best shot selection dialog displays the following options;
highlight an option using the multi selector
and press J to select.
• This image: Delete the current photo (note
that the picture currently selected as the
best shot can not be deleted).
• All except best shot: Delete the best shot candidates, but not picture currently selected as the best shot.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed; to delete the selected image or
images, highlight Yes and press J.
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b
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9Motion Snapshot Mode
Record brief movie vignettes with your photographs. Each time
the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and
about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will play back in slow
motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still image; playback is accompanied by a background track about 10 s long.
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Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode
1 Select Motion Snapshot mode.
Rotate the mode dial to z.
2 Frame the picture.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in Motion Snapshot mode, see
page 176.
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3 Begin buffering.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 22). An icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
4 Shoot.
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Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will record a photograph,
together with about 1.6 s of movie
footage beginning before and ending
after the time the shutter-release button was pressed all the way down.
Note that some time may be required.
When recording is complete, the photograph will be displayed for a few
seconds.
A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release
button pressed
halfway to focus
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Buffering
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Shooting ends
❚❚ Choosing a Theme
To choose the background music for the
movie, press 1 (&) and use the multi
selector and J button to select from
Beauty, Waves, Relaxation, and Tenderness.
To play the background music for the
highlighted theme, press 2 and rotate
the multi selector to adjust volume.
A Motion Snapshot Mode
Live audio is not recorded. Movies can not be recorded using the
movie-record button and the flash can not be used.
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A See Also
See page 123 for information on choosing what portions of the buffer
are included in the movie footage. For information on saving Motion
Snapshots in a format that can be viewed in most movie playback software, see page 124.
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Viewing Motion Snapshots
Press K and use the multi selector to display a Motion Snapshot (0 27; Motion
Snapshots are indicated by a z icon).
Pressing 3 when a Motion Snapshot is
displayed plays back the movie portion in
slow motion over a period of about 4 s,
followed by the photo; the background
track plays for about 10 s (to choose a
new background track, use the Change
theme option in the playback menu;
0 115). To end playback and return to
shooting mode, press the shutter-release
button halfway.
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Deleting Motion Snapshots
To delete the current Motion Snapshot,
press O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to delete the photo
and movie and return to playback, or
press K to exit without deleting the file.
Note that once deleted, Motion Snapshots
can not be recovered.
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K button
O button
yRecording and Viewing Movies
The camera can record high-definition
(HD) movies with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9
and slow-motion movies with an aspect
ratio of 8 : 3. Movies can be recorded by
pressing the movie-record button in the
following shooting modes:
Mode
Movie type
C Auto mode (0 29)
w Creative mode (0 44)
Programmed
auto (P)
HD (16 : 9)
Shutterpriority auto
(S)
v
Advanced Aperturemovie
priority auto
mode (0 58, (A)
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Manual (M)
Slow
Slow motion
motion
(y)
(8 : 3)
Movie-record button
Description
The camera automatically
optimizes settings for the
current subject or scene.
Shoot movies. Regardless of
the scene selected with the
camera, movies are recorded
in mode P; shutter speed and
aperture are controlled by
the camera.
Shutter speed and aperture
are controlled by the camera.
You choose the shutter
speed; the camera automatically adjusts aperture for
optimal exposure (0 35).
You choose the aperture; the
camera automatically adjusts
shutter speed for optimal
exposure (0 36).
You choose the shutter speed
and aperture (0 37).
Record silent slow-motion
movies. Movies are recorded
at 400 fps and play back at
about 30 fps (0 62).
y
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in advanced movie mode, see
page 176.
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Recording HD Movies
Record movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
1 Choose a shooting mode.
Rotate the mode dial to choose a
shooting mode. Note that best
moment capture and Motion Snapshot modes do not support HD movie
recording.
For greater control of exposure, select v (advanced movie
mode), press 1 (&), and choose from P Programmed auto, S
Shutter-priority auto, A Aperture-priority auto, and M
Manual (0 57).
y
2 Frame the opening shot.
Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display.
A The 0 Icon
A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.
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3 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress.
A Audio Recording
Movie-record button
Be careful not to cover the microphone
and note that the built-in microphone Recording indicator/
may record sounds made by the camera Time elapsed
or lens. By default, the camera focuses
continuously; to avoid recording focus
noise, select Single AF for Focus mode in
the movie menu (0 129). The Movie
sound options item in the movie menu
offers microphone sensitivity and wind
noise options (0 142).
Time available
4 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again
to end recording. Recording will end
automatically when the maximum
length is reached (0 141), the memory card is full, another mode is
selected, the lens is removed, or the
camera becomes hot (0 xvi).
y
Movie-record button
A Maximum Length
At default settings, HD movies can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 minutes in length (for more information, see page 141); note that
depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before
this length is reached (0 167).
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A The Movie Crop
The movie crop is shown in the monitor.
HD crop (16 : 9)
A Focus Lock
Slow-motion movie crop
(8 : 3)
If Single AF is selected for Focus mode in the movie menu for
advanced movie mode, focus will lock while the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway (0 135).
y
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❚❚ Taking Photographs During HD Movie Recording
Press the shutter-release button all the
way down to take a photograph without
interrupting HD movie recording. Photographs taken during movie recording
have an aspect ratio of 3 : 2.
A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
Up to 20 photographs can be taken with each movie shot. Please note
that photographs can not be taken with slow-motion movies.
D Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the display and in the
final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the
camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed
through frame (flicker and banding can be reduced in HD movies by
choosing a Flicker reduction option that matches the frequency of the
local AC power supply as described on page 161, but note that the
slowest shutter speed available is 1/100 s at 50 Hz, 1/60 s at 60 Hz; flicker
reduction is not available with slow-motion movies). Bright light
sources may leave after-images when the camera is panned. Jagged
edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright spots may also appear. When
recording movies, avoid pointing the camera at the sun or other strong
light sources. Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage
to the camera’s internal circuitry.
y
A See Also
Frame size and frame rate options are described on page 141.
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Recording Slow-Motion Movies
Silent slow-motion movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3 can be
recorded by selecting y Slow motion from the 1 (&) button
menu in advanced movie mode. Slow-motion movies are
recorded at 400 fps and play back at about 30 fps.
1 Select advanced movie mode.
Rotate the mode dial to v. If an
option other than y Slow motion is
selected, choose y Slow motion.
y
2 Frame the opening shot.
Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display.
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3 Focus.
Focus area
4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress. The camera focuses
on the subject at the center of the display; face detection (0 24) is not Movie-record button
available and focus and exposure can Recording indicator/
not be adjusted.
Time elapsed
y
Time available
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5 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again
to end recording. Recording will end
automatically when the maximum
length is reached, the memory card is
full, another mode is selected, the lens
is removed, or the camera becomes
hot (0 xvi).
A Maximum Length
Movie-record button
Up to 3 seconds of footage can be recorded; note that depending
on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length
is reached (0 167).
A See Also
Frame rate options are described on page 140.
y
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 27).
Press 3 to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
Guide
Volume
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Pause
Play
Advance/
rewind
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
Description
Pause playback.
J
y
Resume playback when the movie is paused
or during rewind/advance.
Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. Speed
increases with each press, from 2× to 4× to 8×
to 16×. If playback is paused, the movie
rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep
the button pressed for continuous rewind or
advance.
Rotate the multi selector to adjust volume.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
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Deleting Movies
To delete the current movie, press O. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
press O again to delete the movie and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the movie. Note that
once deleted, movies can not be recovered.
A See Also
See page 114 for information on trimming
unwanted footage from movies.
y
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O button
tMore on Photography
Single-Frame, Continuous, and Self-Timer Modes
Pressing 4 (C) on the multi selector displays a choice of shutterrelease modes for still photography:
8
5 fps
15 fps
30 fps
60 fps
E 10 s
E5s
E2s
The camera takes pictures one at a time.
Continuous: The camera records photographs at
about 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps while the shutter-release
button is pressed all the way down.
The shutter is released about 10, 5, or 2 seconds
after the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way down. Choose 10 s or 5 s for self-portraits, 2 s
to reduce camera shake.
Continuous Mode
To take pictures in continuous mode:
1 Display release mode options.
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Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select a frame rate.
Highlight 5 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps, or
60 fps and press J.
3 Compose the shot and start shooting.
The camera takes pictures while the
shutter-release button is held all the
way down.
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D Continuous Mode
The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst varies with the release mode. At frame rates of 30 and 60 fps, the maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst is 20.
The built-in flash can be used when 5 fps is selected, but only one picture will be taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed; at
settings of 15, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in flash will not fire.
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the memory card access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and
memory card write speed, recording may take some time. If the battery
is exhausted before all photographs are recorded, the shutter release
will be disabled and the remaining images transferred to the memory
card.
Continuous shooting is not available in creative modes other than P, S,
A, or M, in best moment capture, advanced movie, or Motion Snapshot
mode, or when live image control is used in auto mode (0 25).
A Buffer Size
t
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The camera is equipped with a memory
buffer for temporary storage, allowing
shooting to continue while photographs are
being saved to the memory card. Note that
the frame rate will drop or shooting will
pause when the buffer is full. The approximate number of images that can be stored in
the memory buffer at current settings is displayed while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway (this number is an approximation
only and varies with shooting conditions; 0 181). The illustration
shows the display when space remains in the buffer for about 41 pictures.
Self-Timer Modes
The self-timer can be used to reduce camera shake or for selfportraits.
1 Display release mode options.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select the desired self-timer option.
Use the multi selector to highlight
E 10 s, E 5 s, or E 2 s and press J.
3 Mount the camera on a tripod.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
4 Frame the photograph and shoot.
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Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, and then press the button the rest of the way down. The selftimer lamp will start to flash and a
beep will begin to sound. Two seconds before the photo is taken, the
lamp will stop flashing and the beeping will become more rapid.
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Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released. Turning the camera off
cancels the self-timer.
A Movie Mode
In self-timer mode, start and stop the timer by pressing the movierecord button instead of the shutter-release button.
A Raising the Flash
In P, S, A, or M mode, press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash
before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised while
the timer is counting down.
A See Also
For information on controlling the beeps that sound when the selftimer is used, see page 160.
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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.
–1 EV
No compensation
+1 EV
1 Display exposure compensation options.
Press 2 (E) to display exposure compensation options.
2 Choose a value.
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Use the multi selector to choose from
values between –3 EV (underexposure) and +3 EV (overexposure) in
increments of 1/3 EV. In general, positive values make the image brighter
while negative values make it darker.
Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure compensation to ±0. In modes P, S, and A, exposure compensation is not
reset when the camera is turned off.
A Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is most effective when used with centerweighted or spot metering (0 124).
A The Built-in Flash
When used with the built-in flash, exposure compensation affects both
background exposure and flash level.
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The Built-in Flash
Use the built-in flash for additional lighting when the subject is
poorly lit or to “fill-in” (illuminate) back-lit subjects. The camera
offers a choice of flash modes; choose a mode according to lighting conditions and your creative intent. The built-in flash is available in the following shooting modes:
❚❚ Auto Pop-up Modes
In C (auto) and in night portrait, backlighting, soft, miniature
effect, and selective color w (creative) modes, the flash will
pop-up automatically and fire when required.
1 Choose a flash mode (0 73).
2 Take pictures.
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The flash will pop up and
fire as required. In night
portrait (0 33) and (if HDR
i s o f f ) in ba ck li g ht in g
(0 40) mode, the flash will
pop up and fire with every
shot.
❚❚ Manual Pop-up Modes
When P, S, A, or M is selected in w (creative) mode, the flash
must be raised manually. The flash will not fire if it is not raised.
1 Raise the flash.
Press the flash pop-up button to raise
the flash.
2 Choose a flash mode (0 73).
3 Take pictures.
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The flash will fire with every shot. To Flash pop-up button
disable the flash, press it gently downward until it latches (0 75).
Choosing a Flash Mode
The options available vary with the shooting mode.
Auto, Soft (q), Miniature effect (r),
Selective color (s)
o Auto
n Auto+red-eye reduction
s
Off 1
Night portrait (o),
Backlighting (m)
N
Fill flash
NY Red-eye reduction
N
NY
Nq
s
P, A
N
NY
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction +
NYp
slow sync
Np Fill flash + slow sync
Nr Rear curtain + slow sync
s
Off 2
S, M
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
Rear-curtain sync
Off 2
1 Select to disable built-in flash.
2 Available only when built-in flash is raised.
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To choose a flash mode:
1 Display flash modes.
Press 3 (N) on the multi selector to
display a list of the available flash
modes.
2 Select a flash mode.
Use the multi selector to highlight a
flash mode and press J to select.
Charging begins when the flash is raised; once charging is complete, a flash-ready indicator (N) will be displayed when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
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D Raising the Flash
When using the flash, be sure it is fully raised
as shown at right. Do not touch the flash during shooting.
A Flash Modes
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The flash modes listed on the previous page may combine one or more
of the following settings, as shown by the flash mode icon:
• AUTO (auto flash): When lighting is poor or subject is backlit, flash pops
up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and
fires as required.
• Y (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. Red-eye reduction lamp lights
before flash fires, reducing “red-eye.”
• s (off): Flash does not fire even when lighting is poor or subject is backlit.
• SLOW (slow sync): Shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use to include background lighting in portraits.
• REAR (rear-curtain sync): Flash fires just before shutter closes, creating a
stream of light behind moving light sources (below at right). If this
icon is not displayed, flash will fire as the shutter opens (front-curtain
sync; the effect this produces with moving light sources is shown
below at left).
Front-curtain sync
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Rear-curtain sync
A Lowering the Built-in Flash
To save power when the flash is not in use,
press it gently downward until the latch
clicks into place. Do not use force. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.
A Using the Built-in Flash
The built-in flash can not be used with live image control (0 25) and
will not fire during continuous shooting at frame advance rates faster
than 5 fps (0 67) or when On is selected for HDR in the shooting menu
(0 40). If the flash is fired multiple times in quick succession, the flash
and shutter may be temporarily disabled to protect the flash. Shooting
can be resumed after a brief pause.
Objects close to the camera may be overexposed in photographs taken
with the flash at high ISO sensitivities.
To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods and shoot at ranges of at least
0.6 m (2 ft). Some lenses may cause vignetting at greater distances or
obstruct the red-eye reduction lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction. The following illustrations show the effect of vignetting caused by
shadows cast by the lens when the built-in flash is used.
Shadow
t
Shadow
A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture. With
the standard zoom lens at maximum aperture and ISO sensitivity set to
ISO 160 to 6400, the range is approximately 0.6 m–7.0 m (2 ft–23 ft)
when the lens is zoomed all the way out, 0.6 m–4.2 m (2 ft–13.8 ft) at
maximum zoom.
A See Also
See page 137 for information on adjusting flash level.
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The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Attach an optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter to the camera USB connector to copy images to, or control the camera
from, smartphone or tablet devices running the Wireless Mobile
Utility app.
1 Connect the WU-1b.
After removing the rubber cap from
the WU-1b USB connector, turn the
camera off and attach the adapter to
the camera USB connector.
2 Activate the adapter.
t
Select Wireless mobile adapter in
the setup menu (0 157). A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select
Yes to activate the WU-1b, allowing
wireless connection to smart devices,
or No to deactivate the WU-1b and
prevent wireless connection.
D Using the WU-1b for the First Time
After connecting the WU-1b, you will need to adjust smart device
wireless settings. See the WU-1b manual for more information.
3 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device.
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4 Take pictures remotely.
Once a wireless connection is established, the smart device will display
the view through the camera lens; the
camera will display a message stating
that a wireless connection is active.
D Wireless Networks
Camera settings can not be adjusted while the camera is connected to
a wireless network. To end the connection, press the G button.
A The Wireless Mobile Utility
The Wireless Mobile Utility is available from Google Play and the App
Store. System requirements and Information on installation, wireless
connections and use may be found in the Wireless Mobile Utility manual available in pdf format from the following URL:
http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU/
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IMore on Playback
Photo Information
Photo information is superimposed on images displayed in fullframe playback (0 27). The information displayed can be
selected using the Display > Playback option in the setup
menu (0 160).
❚❚ Basic Info
1 2
1 12 2
3
3
11
13
10
9
10
4 9
8
7
6
5
Still images
1 Shooting mode
2 Protect status.....................................110
3 Frame number/total number of
images
4 Image quality.....................................120
Frame rate..................................140, 141
5 Image size...........................................120
Frame size..................................140, 141
4
8
7
6
5
Movies
6 File name ............................................122
7 Time of recording ...................... 18, 162
8 Date of recording....................... 18, 162
9 Battery indicator .................................20
10 Rating .................................................... 86
11 Movie length........................................ 65
12 Audio recording indicator...............142
13 On-screen guide (for movies) ..........65
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❚❚ Detailed Photo Information
1
2
3 4
28
5
6
7
8
9
15
14
13
12
11
10
27
16
17
18
26
25
24
22 21
23
20 19
Still images
1
2
29
4
5
3
6
13
26
16
27
12
11
25
24
23
22 21
20 19
Movies
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1 Shooting mode
2 Frame number/total number of
images
3 Protect status.....................................110
4 Camera name
5 Retouch indicator ...........111, 112, 113
Movie edit indicator.........................114
6 Histogram showing distribution of
tones in image ................................... 81
7 ISO sensitivity ....................................149
8 Focal length .......................................197
9 Flash mode........................................... 73
10 Flash compensation.........................137
11 Exposure compensation ................... 71
12 Metering .............................................124
13 Creative mode .............................. 31, 32
Best moment capture selection.... 45, 47
Advanced movie selection ........ 57, 62
Exposure mode .................................119
14 Shutter speed ............................... 35, 37
15 Aperture......................................... 36, 37
16 Picture Control ..................................150
17 Active D-Lighting indicator............127
18 HDR indicator ...................................... 40
19 Image quality.....................................120
Frame rate .................................140, 141
20 Image size...........................................120
Frame size..................................140, 141
21 File name ............................................122
22 Time of recording ...................... 18, 162
23 Date of recording....................... 18, 162
24 Battery indicator ................................. 20
25 White balance....................................144
White balance fine-tuning .............145
26 Color space.........................................126
27 Rating .................................................... 86
28 Auto distortion control....................125
29 Audio recording indicator ..............142
A Histograms (0 80)
Camera histograms are intended only as a guide and may differ from
those in imaging applications. Sample histograms are shown below:
• If brightness varies evenly across the
image, the distribution of tones
will be relatively even.
• If the image is dark, tone distribution will be shifted to the left.
• If the image is bright, tone distribution will be shifted to the right.
Exposure compensation shifts the distribution of tones to the right
when raised, to the left when lowered. Histograms can give you a
rough idea of overall exposure when bright ambient lighting makes it
difficult to see the display in the monitor.
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Thumbnail Playback
To view pictures in “contact sheets” of 4, 9, or 72 images, press J
when a picture is displayed full frame and rotate the multi selector counterclockwise.
The following operations can be performed:
To
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Use
Display more
images
Description
Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise
to increase the number of images displayed
from 1 to 4, from 4 to 9, or from 9 to 72. To
view images taken on selected dates (0 83),
rotate the selector counterclockwise when
72 images are displayed.
Display fewer
images
Rotate the multi selector clockwise to
reduce the number of images displayed
from 72 to 9 or 9 to 4. To view the highlighted image full frame, rotate the selector
clockwise when 4 images are displayed.
Use the multi selector to highlight images.
You can delete (0 85) the highlighted
image or zoom in for a closer look (0 84).
Highlight
images
View
highlighted
image
Delete
highlighted
image
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J
Press J to view the highlighted image full
frame.
O
See page 85.
Calendar Playback
To view pictures taken on a selected date, rotate the multi selector counterclockwise when 72 pictures are displayed (0 82).
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Display
calendar
To return to the 72-image display, rotate the
multi selector clockwise when the calendar
is displayed.
Exit to
thumbnail
playback
Use multi selector to highlight date in calendar display.
Highlight date
View pictures
taken on
highlighted
date
Delete pictures
taken on
highlighted
date
Description
To view the calendar, rotate the multi selector counterclockwise when 72 images are
displayed (0 82).
J
Press J to view the first picture taken on
the highlighted date.
O
Press O to delete all pictures taken on the
highlighted date.
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Playback Zoom
To zoom in on a photograph, display it full frame and press J
and rotate the multi selector clockwise. Playback zoom is not
available with movies or Motion Snapshots.
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Rotate the multi selector clockwise to zoom
in, counterclockwise to
zoom out. Whenever
you zoom in or out, a
navigation window will
appear with the area
currently visible in the display indicated by a yellow border. Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to scroll the
image.
Zoom in
Zoom out
View other
areas of
image
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View faces
Exit zoom
A See Also
Description
J
Faces (up to five)
detected during face
priority are indicated by
white borders in the
navigation window.
Press 4 or 2 to view
other faces.
Return to full-frame playback.
The Face-priority zoom option in the playback menu (0 114) is used
to choose whether the multi selector to be used to scroll from face to
face during face-priority zoom.
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Deleting Pictures
Pictures can be deleted from the memory card as described
below. Note that once deleted, pictures can not be recovered; protected images, however, will not be deleted.
Deleting the Current Picture
To delete the picture currently displayed
in full-frame playback or selected in the
thumbnail list, press O. A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; press O again to
delete the picture and return to playback,
or press K to exit without deleting the
picture.
O button
The Playback Menu
To delete multiple images, press the G button, select Delete
in the playback menu, and choose from the options below. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to delete the
images (note that some time may be required if a large number
of images is selected).
Highlight images and press 3 to select or deseDelete selected images lect (0 109). Press J to exit when the selection is
complete.
Delete all images
Delete all pictures on the memory card.
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Rating Pictures
Rate pictures or mark them as candidates for later deletion. Rating is not available with protected images.
1 Select a picture.
Display a picture in full-frame playback.
2 Press 1 (&).
Press 1 (&) and rotate the multi
selector to choose from ratings of
zero to five stars, or select ) to mark
the picture as a candidate for later
deletion.
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Slide Shows
To view a slide show of the pictures on
the memory card, press the G button,
select Slide show in the playback menu,
and follow the steps below.
G button
1 Select the type of image used in the show.
Highlight the desired option and press J.
Display all the images on the memory card.
Display still images only. Images taken using Easy
Still images panorama will be displayed in panorama mode
(0 41).
Movies
Display movies only.
Display only the movie portion of Motion Snapshots.
Motion Snapshot
The associated photographs are not displayed.
Display
only
images
recorded on a selected
Select images by date. A calendar will be
date
displayed; use the multi
selector to highlight a
date.
Display only photos belonging to a specific scene.
Choose from i Auto, k Portrait, l Landscape,
Selected scene j Night landscape, o Night portrait, m Backlighting,
n Close-up, p Easy panorama, q Soft, r Miniature
effect, and s Selective color.
Display only images in which the camera has
Face priority
detected a face (0 24).
All images
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2 Adjust display times and choose a background track.
Adjust the following options:
Frame interval Choose how long each still image is displayed.
Choose how much of each movie is played back
before the next slide is displayed. Choose Same as
Movie playback frame interval to display the next slide after the
time
time selected for Frame interval, No limit to play
back the entire movie before displaying the next
slide.
Mute audio playback or
choose a slide show background track (to play the
highlighted background
track prior to selection,
press 2 and rotate the
Audio
multi selector to adjust
volume; to end playback,
press 2 again). Select
Movie sound tracks to play only audio recorded
with movies; in this case, no sound is played for still
images or Motion Snapshots.
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3 Select Start.
Highlight Start and press J to start
the slide show.
The following operations can be performed while a slide
show is in progress:
To
Use
Pause/resume
J
Pause the show. Press again to resume.
Rotate the multi selector to adjust volume.
Adjust volume
Exit to playback
mode
Description
Press 4 to return to the previous frame,
2 to skip to the next frame.
Skip back/skip
ahead
K
End the show and return to playback
mode.
The options shown at right are displayed when the show ends. Select
Resume to restart or Exit to exit to the
playback menu.
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QConnections
Installing the Supplied Software
Install the supplied software to copy pictures to your computer
for viewing and editing pictures and creating short movies.
Before installing the software, confirm that your system meets
the requirements on page 93.
1 Launch the installer.
Start the computer, insert
the ViewNX 2/Short Movie
Creator installer CD, and
launch the installer.
2 Select a language.
If the desired language is q Select region (if required)
not available, click Region
Selection to choose a different region and th en
choose the desired language (region selection is
not available in the European release).
w Select language
e Click Next
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3 Start the installer.
Click Install and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Click Install
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4 Exit the installer.
Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac OS) when installation is complete.
Windows
Mac OS
Click Yes
Click OK
The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2
• Short Movie Creator
• Apple QuickTime (Windows only)
5 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
A Supplied Software
Be sure to update to the latest versions of the supplied software.
Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates while the
computer is connected to the Internet.
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System Requirements
The system requirements for ViewNX 2 are:
Windows
• Photos/JPEG movies: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core series,
1.6 GHz or better
CPU
• H.264 movies (playback): 3.0 GHz Pentium D or better
• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, WinOS
dows 7, and Windows 8
• Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recRAM
ommended)
• Windows XP: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
Hard-disk A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recspace ommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels/SXGA
Monitor or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
Mac OS
• Photos/JPEG movies: Intel Core or Xeon series
CPU
• H.264 movies (playback): 2 GHz Core Duo or better
• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo or better
OS
Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
RAM 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
Hard-disk A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recspace ommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels/SXGA
Monitor or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
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A Motion Snapshots
ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots saved using the File
format > NMS files option in the shooting menu (0 124).
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The system requirements for Short Movie Creator are:
Windows
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, WinOS
dows 7, and Windows 8
1.5 GB or more with at least 128 MB of video RAM (2 GB or more
RAM
with at least 256 MB of video RAM recommended for creating HD movies)
Hard-disk A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recspace ommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Monitor
• Color: 32-bit color (True Color) or more
Other DirectX 9 or later and OpenGL 1.4 or later
CPU
Mac OS
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
1 GB or more
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Monitor
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
CPU
OS
RAM
Hard-disk
space
If your system does not meet the above requirements, only
ViewNX 2 will be installed (0 93).
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A Supported Operating Systems
See the websites listed on page xvii for the latest information on supported operating systems.
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Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer
Transferring Pictures
1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the
memory card is inserted in the camera. Connect the camera
to the computer using the supplied USB cable (do not use
force or insert the connectors at an angle) and then turn the
camera on.
• SD card slot: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot,
the card can be inserted directly in the slot.
• SD card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately
from third-party suppliers) to the computer and insert the
memory card.
2 Start the Nikon Transfer 2 component of ViewNX 2.
Q
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
A Windows 7
If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as
described below.
1 Under Import pictures and
videos, click Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed; select
Import File using Nikon
Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import file.
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3 Click Start Transfer.
At default settings, all the
pictures on the memory
card will be copied to the
computer.
Click Start Transfer
4 Terminate the connection.
If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera
off and disconnect the USB cable. If you are using a card
reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card and then remove the card from
the card reader or card slot.
Viewing Pictures
Q
Pi c t u r e s a r e d i s p l a y e d i n
ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows:
Double-click
the
ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in
the Dock.
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❚❚ Retouching Photographs
To crop pictures and perform
such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the
Edit button in the toolbar.
❚❚ Creating Short Movies
Use the Short Movie Creator to
create short movies combining
photos, music, Motion Snapshots, and movie footag e
(0 98).
❚❚ Printing Pictures
Click the Print button in the
toolbar. A dialog will be displayed, allowing you to print
pictures on a printer connected
to the computer.
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
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Creating Short Movies
Use the supplied Short Movie Creator software to create movies
combining photographs with Motion Snapshots, movies, and
music.
1 Transfer pictures.
Transfer pictures as described on page 95.
2 Select components.
Select pictures in ViewNX 2.
3 Start Short Movie Creator.
Click the Short Movie
Creator button in ViewNX 2.
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The images selected in Step “Components” panel
2 will be displayed in the
Short Movie Creator “Components” panel; if desired,
additional pictures can be
dragged into the “Components” panel from ViewNX 2
and re-ordered using drag
and drop. In the case of
photos taken with the
Smart Photo Selector, only the best shot will be displayed.
The photo and movie components of Motion Snapshots
appear as separate files.
4 Select a style and background track.
Select a style in the “Styles” panel and a background track in
the “Music” panel. To preview the movie, click
.
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5 Save the movie.
Click Create Movie. The dialog shown at right will be
displayed; select one of the
following options and click
Create.
• Save file: Save the movie to a
folder on the computer.
• Save to Camera (memory card):
Save the movie to a memory card so that it can later
be played back on the camera. To use this option, you
will first need to insert a memory card that has been formatted in the camera (0 158) into a card reader or card slot.
A Starting Short Movie Creator
If ViewNX 2 is not running, you can start
Short Movie Creator by double-clicking
the Short Movie Creator icon on the
desktop (Windows) or clicking the Short
Movie Creator icon in the Dock (Mac OS).
A Viewing Short Movies on Other Devices
Windows
Mac OS
Movies saved to a memory card using the Save to Camera (memory
card) option in Short Movie Creator can be viewed on the camera, or
displayed on a television monitor when the camera is connected to a
TV (0 100). Movies created in other applications or using the Save file
option in Short Movie Creator can not be viewed on the camera.
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A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using Short Movie Creator.
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Viewing Pictures on TV
Connect the camera to a television for playback.
A Connecting an HDMI Cable
Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting HDMI
cables. When connecting cables, do not use force or attempt to insert
the connectors at an angle.
High-Definition Devices
A type C mini-pin High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
cable (available separately from third-party suppliers) can be
used to connect the camera to high-definition video devices.
1 Connect the HDMI cable.
Turn the camera off and connect the HDMI cable.
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Connect to HD device
(choose cable with
appropriate connector)
Connect to camera
2 Tune the device to the HDMI channel.
3 Turn the camera on.
Turn the camera on; the camera monitor will remain off and
the camera shooting mode display will appear on the HD
device. Pictures can be played back using camera controls as
described elsewhere in this manual; note that the edges of
images may not be visible in the display.
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D Close the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
A Television Playback
Volume can be adjusted using the controls on the television; adjusting
volume on the camera has no effect. Use of an EH-5b AC adapter and
EP-5C power connector (available separately) is recommended for
extended playback.
❚❚ HDMI Device Control
To control the camera remotely from a device that supports
HDMI-CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface–Consumer
Electronics Control), select On for HDMI device control in the
camera setup menu. The HDMI-CEC device will display a remote
control guide and the remote control can be used in place of the
following camera controls:
Camera
1, 3, 4, 2
J
K
G
Slide show menu
Remote control
Up, down, left, and right buttons
Center button
Blue button
Red button
Green button
The remote control guide can be hidden or displayed at any time
by pressing the yellow button on the remote control. See the
television manual for details.
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Printing Photographs
Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer
connected directly to the camera.
Connecting the Printer
Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable.
1 Turn the camera off.
2 Connect the USB cable.
Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do
not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
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A USB Hubs
Connect the camera directly to the printer; do not connect the
cable via a USB hub.
3 Turn the camera on.
A welcome screen will be displayed in
the monitor, followed by a PictBridge
playback display.
A Printing Via Direct USB Connection
Be sure the EN-EL20 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b
AC adapter and EP-5C power connector.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1 Select a picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Rotate the multi
selector clockwise to zoom in on the current frame (0 84;
rotate the multi selector counterclockwise to exit zoom). To
view nine pictures at a time, rotate the selector counterclockwise when a picture is displayed full frame. Press 1, 3, 4, or
2 to highlight pictures, or rotate the multi selector clockwise
to display the highlighted picture full frame.
2 Adjust print options.
Press J to display PictBridge print options (0 105). Press 1
or 3 to highlight options and press 2 to select.
3 Start printing.
Highlight Start printing and press J
to start printing. To cancel before all
copies have been printed, press J
again.
D Selecting Photographs for Printing
Movies and NEF (RAW) photographs (0 120) can not be selected for
printing. If Motion Snapshots are selected, only the photographs will
be printed; the movie portion will not be printed. If photographs taken
with the Smart Photo Selector are selected, only the best shot will be
printed.
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D Panoramas
Some printers may not print panoramas, while at some settings others
may not print entire panoramas. See the printer manual for details.
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Printing Multiple Pictures
1 Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display (see
Step 3 on page 102).
2 Choose an option.
Highlight one of the following options and press 2.
• Select images for printing: Select pictures for printing.
• Print DPOF print order: Print an existing print order created with
the DPOF print order option in the playback menu
(0 106). The current print order will be displayed in Step 3.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the
memory card, proceed to Step 4. Note that if the memory
card contains more than 256 pictures, a warning will be displayed and only the first 256 images will be printed.
3 Select pictures.
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Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures. To select the current picture for printing, press 1. The number of prints will be set to
1; press 1 or 3 to specify the number of prints (up to 99; to
deselect the picture, press 3 when the number of prints is 1).
Continue until all the desired pictures have been selected.
4 Adjust print options.
Press J to display PictBridge print options. Press 1 or 3 to
highlight page size, border, or time stamp items and press 2
to display the options described on page 105; note that a
warning will be displayed if the selected page size is too small
for an index print.
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5 Start printing.
Highlight Start printing and press J
to start printing. To cancel before all
copies have been printed, press J
again.
A Errors
See page 188 for information on what to do if an error occurs during
printing.
A PictBridge Print Options
Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the current
Page printer are listed) and press J to select and exit to the previous
size menu (to print at the default page size for the current printer,
select Use printer settings).
Number This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a
of time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of copies (maximum 99),
copies then press J to select and return to the previous menu.
This option is listed only if supported by the printer. Highlight
Print Use printer settings (use current printer settings), Yes (print
border white borders), or No (no borders) and press J to select and
exit to the previous menu.
Highlight Use printer settings (use current printer settings),
Print
Yes (print times and dates of recording on photos), or No (no
time
time stamp) and press J to select and exit to the previous
stamp
menu.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a
time on a printer that supports cropping. To exit without cropping, highlight No and press J. To crop the current picture,
highlight Yes and press 2. A crop selection dialog will be disCrop
played; rotate the multi selector clockwise to increase the size
of the crop, counterclockwise to decrease. Press 1, 3, 4, or 2
to position the crop and press J. Note that print quality may
drop if small crops are printed at large sizes.
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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The DPOF print order option is used to
create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers and devices
that support DPOF. Press the G button, select DPOF print order in the playb a c k m e n u, a n d ch o o s e f r o m t h e
following options:
Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures
(0 109). To select the current picture
for printing, press 1. The picture will
be marked with a Z icon and the
number of prints will be set to 1; press
1 or 3 to specify the number of
Select/
prints (up to 99; to deselect the picset
ture, press 3 when the number of prints is 1). When the selection is complete, press J to display printing options. Highlight
Print shooting info (print the shutter speed and aperture on all
pictures in the print order) or Print date (print the date of
recording on all pictures in the print order) and press 2 to select
or deselect, and then press J to complete the print order.
Reset Remove all pictures from the print order.
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D DPOF Print Order
DPOF date and shooting info options are not supported when printing
via direct USB connection; to print the date of recording on photographs in the current print order, use the PictBridge Print time stamp
option (0 105).
The DPOF print order option can not be used if there is not enough
space on the memory card to store the print order. For restrictions on
the types of images that can be selected for printing, see page 103.
Print orders may not print correctly if images are deleted using a computer or other device after the print order is created.
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oThe Playback Menu
To display the playback menu, press G and select Playback.
G button
The playback menu contains the following options:
Option
Delete
Description
Delete multiple images.
Slide show
View movies and photos in a slide
show.
Choose whether pictures are
displayed after shooting.
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation)
Rotate tall pictures for display during
playback.
DPOF print
Create digital “print orders”.
order
Protect pictures from accidental
Protect
deletion.
Rating
Rate pictures.
Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit
photos, creating a retouched copy
D-Lighting
that is saved separately from the
unmodified original.
Create small copies of selected
Resize
pictures.
Image
review
Default
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—
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Image type: All images
Selected scene: Auto
Frame interval: 5 s
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Movie playback time:
Same as frame interval
Audio: Background track 1
On
110
On
110
—
106
—
110
—
110
—
111
Choose size:
1280×856; 1.1 M
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Option
Description
Create cropped copies of selected
pictures.
Choose whether 4 and 2 can be
Faceused during playback zoom (0 84)
priority
to select faces detected with face
zoom
priority.
Create copies of movies from which
Edit movie unwanted footage has been
trimmed.
Change
Change the themes for existing
theme
Motion Snapshots.
Crop
Default
0
Aspect ratio: 3 : 2
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On
114
—
114
—
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A Playback
The camera may be unable to display or retouch images that were created or have been edited with other devices.
A Image Quality
Copies created from JPEG photos are the same quality as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as fine-quality
JPEG images (0 120).
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Selecting Multiple Images
Choosing the options listed below displays an image selection dialog. Press 4
or 2 to highlight pictures (only pictures
to which the operation applies are available for selection).
• Delete > Delete selected images (0 85)
• DPOF print order > Select/set (0 106)
• Protect > Select/set (0 110)
• Rating (0 110)
• D-Lighting (0 111)
• Resize > Select images (0 112)
• Crop > Select images (0 113)
• Edit movie (0 114)
• Change theme (0 115)
A Inspecting Pictures
The picture currently highlighted in the
thumbnail display can be inspected by pressing 1; except in the cases of DPOF print
order, Rating, and Change theme, the picture will be displayed full screen while the
button is pressed.
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Image Review
If On is selected, pictures will be displayed immediately after
shooting. To view pictures when Off is selected, press the K
button.
Rotate Tall
Choose whether to rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for
display during playback. Note that because the camera itself is
already in the appropriate orientation during shooting, images
are not rotated automatically during image review.
On
Off
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are automatically rotated
for display in the camera monitor. Pictures taken with Off
selected for Auto image rotation (0 163) will be displayed in
“wide” (landscape) orientation.
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are displayed in “wide”
(landscape) orientation.
Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Note that this
option does NOT protect files from deletion when the memory
card is formatted (0 158).
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Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures (0 109) and press 3 to
Select/set select or deselect. Press J to exit when the operation is complete.
Reset
Remove protection from all pictures.
Rating
Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures (0 109) and press 1 or 3 to
choose a rating (0 86). Press J to exit when the operation is
complete.
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D-Lighting
Applied to selected images, D-Lighting creates copies that have
been processed to brighten shadows. Use to retouch dark or
backlit photographs.
Before
After
Press 4 or 2 to highlight an image
(0 109) and press J to display the
options shown at right. Press 1 or 3 to
choose the amount of correction performed (the effect can be previewed in
the display) and press J to create a
retouched copy.
D D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in copies created with D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible with some
subjects.
A Image Size
Copies created from JPEG photos are the same size as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as JPEG images
with a size of 4608 × 3072.
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Resize
Create small copies of selected photographs. Select Choose size and choose a
size from 1280×856; 1.1M (1280 × 856 pixels), 960×640; 0.6 M (960 × 640 pixels), and
640×424; 0.3M (640 × 424 pixels), and then
choose Select images. Press 4 or 2 to
highlight pictures (0 109) and press 3 to select or deselect. When
the selection is complete, press J to display a confirmation dialog
and select Yes to save the resized copies.
D Resized Copies
Playback zoom may not be available with resized copies.
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Crop
Create a cropped copy of selected photographs.
Select
images
Aspect
ratio
To select an image for trimming, choose Select images, highlight a picture (0 109), and press J.
Choose from aspect ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 1 : 1, and 16 : 9.
The selected image will be displayed with
a default crop of the selected aspect ratio
shown in yellow. Use the controls below
to size and position the crop and save the
copy.
To
Use
Description
Decrease crop
size
Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise
to decrease the size of the crop.
Increase crop
size
Rotate the multi selector clockwise to
increase the size of the crop.
Position crop
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to position the crop.
Create copy
D Cropped Copies
J
Save the current crop as a separate file.
Playback zoom may not be available with
cropped copies. The size of the copy varies
with crop size and aspect ratio and appears
at upper left in the crop display.
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Face-Priority Zoom
If On is selected, 4 and 2 can be used during playback zoom to
select faces detected with face priority. If Off is selected, 4 and
2 can be used with 1 and 3 to scroll the display.
Edit Movie
Trim footage from movies to create edited copies.
1 Select Choose start point or Choose end point.
Choose from the following options:
• Choose start point: Trim the opening
footage.
• Choose end point: Trim the closing footage.
2 Select a movie.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight a movie (0 109) and press J to
select.
3 Pause the movie on opening or closing frame.
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Play the movie back, pressing J to
begin and resume playback and 3 to
pause (0 65; the first frame is indicated by a h icon in the display, the
last frame by i). Pause playback
when you reach the frame that will
become the new opening or closing frame.
4 Delete the unwanted frames.
Press 1 to delete all frames before (Choose start point) or
after (Choose end point) the current frame.
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5 Save the copy.
Highlight Yes and press J to save the
edited copy. If necessary, the copy can
be trimmed as described above to
remove additional footage.
D Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created
at the current playback position, the current position will be displayed
in red in Step 4 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved
if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly, use a fullycharged battery when editing movies.
Change Theme
Assign existing Motion Snapshots new themes (NMS-format files
only; Motion Snapshots created with MOV file selected for File
format in the shooting menu can not be assigned new themes).
Choose from Beauty, Waves, Relaxation, Tenderness, and
None. Highlight a Motion Snapshot and press J to display a list
of themes (to play a theme, highlight it and press 2; volume can
be adjusted by rotating the multi selector). Highlight the new
theme and press J. A confirmation dialog will be displayed;
select Yes to save the selected Motion Snapshot with the new
theme.
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A See Also
See page 124 for information on Motion Snapshot file formats.
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iThe Shooting Menu
To display the shooting menu, press G and select Shooting.
G button
The shooting menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Reset shooting Reset shooting options to
options
default values.
Choose how the camera sets
Exposure
shutter speed and aperture in
mode
Motion Snapshot mode
(0 53).
Choose a file format and
Image quality
compression ratio.
Image size
Choose a size for new photos.
Choose the number of shots
selected by the Smart Photo
Selector (0 47).
Choose when the movie
Movie before/
portion of Motion Snapshots is
after
recorded (0 53).
Choose a file format for new
File format
Motion Snapshots (0 53).
Choose how the camera
Metering
meters exposure.
Number of
shots saved
Default
0
—
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Scene auto selector
119
JPEG normal
120
4608 × 3072; 14.2 M
(standard photos)/ Normal 120
panorama (panoramas)
5
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1.0 s : 0.6 s
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NMS files
124
Matrix
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Option
Description
Choose whether the camera
Auto distortion
corrects barrel and pincushion
control
distortion.
Choose a color space for new
Color space
pictures.
Active
Avoid loss of detail in
D-Lighting
highlights and shadows.
Enhance detail in highlights
and shadows when
HDR
photographing high-contrast
scenes with Backlighting
selected in creative mode.
Long exposure Reduce noise in long timeNR
exposures.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR
Optical VR
lenses with vibration
reduction.
Choose whether to use
vibration reduction in Motion
Snapshot mode (0 53). This
Electronic VR feature is available even if
vibration reduction is not
offered by the attached 1
NIKKOR lens.
Choose how the camera
Focus mode
focuses.
Choose how the focus area is
AF-area mode
selected.
Face-priority Turn face priority on or off.
Built-in AF
Control the built-in AF-assist
assist
illuminator.
Flash
Control flash output.
compensation
* Varies with lens (0 128).
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Default
0
Off
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sRGB
126
On
127
On
40
Off
128
Active/On *
128
On
129
See page 130
129
Auto-area
134
On
136
On
136
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Reset Shooting Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the shooting menu and other
shooting settings to default values (0 117, 180).
Exposure Mode
The options in the exposure mode menu offer varying degrees
of control over shutter speed and aperture in Motion Snapshot
mode (0 53).
An automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode in which the
camera not only chooses shutter speed and aperture
but adjusts other settings to suit the subject (automatic
scene selection; 0 23).
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal
P Programmed exposure (0 34). Recommended for snapshots and in
auto
other situations in which there is little time to adjust
camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
S Shutteraperture for best results (0 35). Use to freeze or blur
priority auto
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutter
A Aperturespeed for best results (0 36). Use to blur the backpriority auto ground or bring both foreground and background into
focus.
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 37). Set
M Manual
shutter speed to “Bulb” for long time-exposures.
h Scene auto
selector
A ISO Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M Modes)
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When an “auto” option is selected for ISO sensitivity (0 149), the camera will automatically adjust sensitivity within the selected range if
optimal exposure can not be achieved at the selected shutter speed or
aperture.
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Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs.
Option
File type
NEF (RAW)
NEF
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG
JPEG basic
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG fine
NEF/
JPEG
Description
Compressed 12-bit raw data from the image sensor
are saved directly to the memory card. White balance, contrast, and other settings can be adjusted
on a computer after shooting.
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Image Size
Choose the size of photographs.
❚❚ Standard Photographs
The following options are available in still image and Smart
Photo Selector modes and when an option other than Easy panorama is selected in creative mode.
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Option
Size (pixels) Approximate print size at 300 dpi (cm/in.) 1
# 4608×3072; 14.2 M 4608 × 3072
39.0 × 26.0/15.4 × 10.2
$ 3456×2304; 8.0 M 3456 × 2304
29.3 × 19.5/11.5 × 7.7
% 2304×1536; 3.5 M 2304 × 1536
19.5 × 13.0/ 7.7 × 5.1
❚❚ Panoramas
The following options are available when Easy panorama is
selected in creative mode.
Option
A
B
Normal
panorama
Wide
panorama
Size (pixels) 1
Camera panned
horizontally: 4800 × 920
Camera panned
vertically: 1536 × 4800
Camera panned
horizontally: 9600 × 920
Camera panned
vertically: 1536 × 9600
Approximate print size at 300 dpi
(cm/in.) 2
40.6 × 7.8/16.0 × 3.0
13.0 × 40.6/5.1 × 16.0
81.3 × 7.8/32.0 × 3.1
13.0 × 81.3/5.1 × 32.0
1 Figures for horizontal and vertical panorama are reversed if camera is
rotated 90 degrees.
2 Print size in inches equals image size in pixels divided by printer resolution
in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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A NEF (RAW)/NEF (RAW) + JPEG
The option selected for image size does not affect the size of NEF (RAW)
images. NEF (RAW) images can be viewed on the camera or using software such as Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 166) or ViewNX 2
(supplied).
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG are viewed on the camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed. When photographs taken at
these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be deleted.
A File Names
Photos and movies are stored as image files with names of the form
“xxx_nnnn.yyy,” where:
• xxx is either NMS (Motion Snapshots recorded with NMS files
selected for File format; 0 124) or DSC (photos, MOV-format Motion
Snapshots, and movies, including copies created with Edit movie;
0 114),
• nnnn a four-digit number between 0001 and 9999 assigned automatically in ascending order by the camera, and
• yyy one of the following three letter extensions: “NEF” for NEF (RAW)
images, “JPG” for JPEG images, or “MOV” for movies.
The NEF and JPEG files recorded at settings of NEF (RAW)+JPEG have
the same file names but different extensions. Trimmed copies created
with Edit movie (0 114) have file names beginning with “DSC”; copies
created with the other retouch options in the playback menu have file
names beginning with “CSC” (e.g., “CSC_0001.JPG”). Images recorded
with Adobe RGB selected for Color space (0 126) have names that
begin with an underscore (e.g., “_DSC0001.JPG”).
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A Image Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each photograph occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher quality images
can be printed at larger sizes but also require more memory, meaning
that fewer such images can be stored on the memory card (0 181).
Number of Shots Saved
Choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector. If 5 is selected, the camera will save the best shot and 4 best
shot candidates. If 1 is selected, the camera will save only the
best shot.
Movie Before/After
Choose whether the movie portions of Motion Snapshots end
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way or about
0.6 s after (0 53). If 1.6 s : 0 s is selected, the photograph used
for the Motion Snapshot will feature the last frame of the movie.
Movie footage starts about a second before the shutterrelease button is pressed all the way down and ends about
0.6 s after.
Shutter-release button
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
pressed all the way down
1.0 s : 0.6 s
1.0 s
0.6 s
Movie footage
The camera records about 1.6 s of movie footage, ending
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release button
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
pressed all the way down
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1.6 s
Movie footage
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File Format
Choose the file format for Motion Snapshots (0 53).
Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 4 s MOV file and a JPEG
NMS files image. Motion Snapshots can only be viewed on the camera or
using ViewNX 2 (0 93).
Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 10 s MOV file that can be
viewed in a variety of computer applications. The Motion SnapMOV file shot is not displayed automatically when shooting ends (0 54);
for information on viewing Motion Snapshot movies, see page
65.
Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure.
The camera meters a wide area of the frame and adjusts for
contrast (tone distribution), color, composition, and subject
distance, producing natural results in most situations.
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns the greatest
Center- weight to the center area. This is the classic meter for porM
weighted traits and is recommended if you are using filters with an
exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
The camera meters the current focus area; use to meter offcenter subjects (if Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode
as described on page 134, the camera will meter the center
focus area, while during face priority the camera will meter
N Spot
the focus area closest to the center of the selected face;
0 24). Spot metering ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when framed against a background
that is much brighter or darker.
L Matrix
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A Metering and Shooting Mode
In auto and best moment capture modes and in creative modes other
than P, S, A, and M, and when h Scene auto selector (0 119) is chosen
in Motion Snapshot mode, metering is adjusted automatically according to the scene.
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Auto Distortion Control
Select On to reduce barrel distortion in photos taken with wideangle lenses and to reduce pin-cushion distortion in photos
taken with long lenses (note that the edges of photographs may
be cropped out, and that there may be an increase in the time
needed to process images before they are saved). This option is
available only with 1 NIKKOR lenses and not with other NIKKOR
lenses attached using the FT1 mount adapter (0 202). Results
are not guaranteed with third-party lenses.
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Color Space
The color space determines the gamut of colors available for
color reproduction. Choose sRGB for photos that will be used
“as is,” with no further modification, Adobe RGB for photos that
will be extensively processed or retouched after leaving the
camera. Note that regardless of the option selected, sRGB is
used for movies and Motion Snapshots and for photos taken
during movie recording.
A Color Space
Color spaces define the correspondence between colors and the
numeric values by which they are represented in a digital image file.
The sRGB color space is widely used, while Adobe RGB is typically used
in publishing and commercial printing. sRGB is recommended when
taking photographs that will be printed without modification or
viewed in applications that do not support color management, or
when taking photographs that will be printed with ExifPrint, the direct
printing option on some household printers, or kiosk printing or other
commercial print services. Adobe RGB photographs can also be
printed using these options, but colors will not be as vivid.
JPEG photographs taken in the Adobe RGB color space are DCF compliant; applications and printers that support DCF will select the correct
color space automatically. If the application or device does not support
DCF, select the appropriate color space manually. For more information, see the documentation provided with the application or device.
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ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created
with this camera.
Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows
for natural contrast. Use with high contrast scenes such as a
brightly lit outdoor view framed in a door or window or a subjects in the shade on a sunny day. It is most effective when used
with Matrix metering (0 124).
Active D-Lighting: Off
Active D-Lighting: Y On
D Active D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in photographs taken with Active D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible
with some subjects.
A “Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure
before shooting to optimize the dynamic range, while the D-Lighting
option in the playback menu (0 111) brightens shadows in images
after shooting.
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Long Exposure NR
Photographs taken at slow shutter speeds are automatically processed to reduce “noise” (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright
pixels, or fog), slightly increasing recording times. Selecting On
increases the amount of noise reduction performed at shutter
speeds slower than 1 s and increases the time required to record
images by roughly 1.5 to 2 times. During processing, a warning
will be displayed and pictures can not be taken (if the camera is
turned off before processing is complete, the picture will be
saved but noise reduction will not be performed). In continuous
release mode, frame rates will slow and while photographs are
being processed, the capacity of the memory buffer will drop.
Optical VR
This option is available with 1 NIKKOR lenses that support vibration reduction (VR). The options available vary with the type of
lens: Normal/Active/Off for lenses that support active vibration
reduction and On/Off for other VR lenses. Choose Active, Normal, or On to reduce the effects of vibration; choose Active
when shooting from a moving vehicle or while walking or for
other forms of strong camera shake, Normal for the relatively
mild camera shake that occurs while standing still.
A Vibration Reduction
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When the camera is panned, vibration reduction applies only to motion
that is not part of the pan (if the camera is panned horizontally, for
example, vibration reduction will be applied only to vertical shake),
making it much easier to pan the camera smoothly in a wide arc. The
composition may appear to change after the shutter is released, but
this does not indicate a malfunction.
Electronic VR
Select On to enable electronic vibration reduction while recording Motion Snapshots. This feature is available even if the
attached 1 NIKKOR lens does not support vibration reduction.
Note that there will be a slight delay before recording begins
and that the edges of the image will be cropped out when On is
selected.
Focus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-A
AF-S
AF-C
AF-F
MF
Auto-select AF: The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject is
stationary, AF-C if it is moving.
Single AF: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. *
Continuous AF: For subjects in motion. The
camera focuses continuously on the subject in the AF-area brackets while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway (note that the AF-area brackets
appear only in the detailed display;
0 159). Photos can be taken whether or
AF-area brackets
not the camera is in focus.
Full-time AF: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously; photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.
Manual focus: Focus manually (0 132). Photos can be taken whether
or not the camera is in focus.
* Shutter can only be released if camera is able to focus.
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A Focus Mode
The options available vary as shown below.
Menu
Shooting
Movies
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Focus mode
AF-A (default), AF-S, AF-C, MF
P Programmed auto, S Shutterpriority auto, A Aperture-priority AF-F (default), AF-S, MF
auto, M Manual
y Slow motion
AF-S (default), MF
A Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus
under these conditions, or the focus area may be displayed in green
and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released
even when the subject is not in focus. In these cases, focus manually
(0 132) or use focus lock (0 135) to focus on another subject at the
same distance, and then recompose the photograph.
There is little or no contrast between
the subject and the background.
Example: The
subject is the
same color as
the background.
The subject contains objects at different distances from the camera.
Example: The
subject is
inside a cage.
The subject is dominated by regular
geometric patterns.
Example: Blinds
or a row of
windows in a
skyscraper.
The subject contains areas of sharply
contrasting brightness.
Examples: The
subject is half
in the shade; a
night scene
with point illumination.
Background objects appear larger
than the subject.
Example: A
building is in
the frame
behind the
subject.
The subject contains many fine details
or is made up of objects that are small
or lack variation in brightness.
Example: A field
of flowers.
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A See Also
See page 160 for information on controlling the beep that sounds
when the camera focuses.
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Manual Focus
Manual focus can be used when autofocus does not produce the
desired results.
1 Select manual focus.
Highlight Manual focus in the focus
mode menu (0 129) and press 2.
2 Choose a magnification.
To choose the magnification for the
manual focus display, highlight 10×
zoom, 5× zoom, or 2× zoom and
press J.
3 Display the manual focus guides.
In the shooting display, press J to
magnify the view at the center of the
frame by the amount selected in
Step 2 (this feature is not available
during movie recording or in slowmotion movie mode). Manual focus
guides are also displayed.
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4 Focus.
Rotate the multi selector until the subject is in focus. Rotate the multi selector clockwise to increase the focus
distance, counterclockwise to
decrease; the faster you rotate the
multi selector, the quicker the focus
distance changes. The focus indicator
shows the approximate focus distance. Press J when the subject is in
focus.
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to view areas of
the frame not currently visible in the
display; the visible portion is shown
by the navigation window.
Focus indicator
Navigation window
A Movies
The multi selector can also be used to choose the focus distance if manual focus is selected prior to movie recording. Rotate the multi selector
clockwise to increase the focus distance, counterclockwise to decrease;
the faster you rotate the multi selector, the quicker the focus distance
changes.
A Focal Plane Position
To determine the distance between your
subject and the camera, measure from the
focal plane mark on the camera body. The
distance between the lens mounting flange
and the focal plane is approximately 17 mm
(0.7 in.).
Approx.
17 mm
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AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus area for autofocus is selected.
The camera automatically detects the subject and selects
the focus area.
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
Single- focus area over your subject
c
point
and press J; the camera
focuses on the subject in the
Focus area
selected focus area only. Use
with stationary subjects.
Focus area
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
focus area over your subject
and press J. The focus area
will track the subject as it
Subject
moves through the area shown
9
tracking
at right. The camera will focus
Subject tracking area
on the selected subject when
the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. To end focus
tracking when shooting is
complete, press J.
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Autoarea
A Subject Tracking
The camera may be unable to track subjects if they move quickly, leave
the frame or are obscured by other objects, change visibly in size, color,
or brightness, or are too small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar
in color or brightness to the background.
Focus Lock
When Single AF is selected for Focus mode (0 129), focus lock
can be used to change the composition after focusing on the
subject in the center of the frame, allowing you to focus on a
subject that will not be in the center of the final composition. If
the camera is unable to focus using autofocus (0 131), you can
also focus on another subject at the same distance and then use
focus lock to recompose the photograph. Focus lock is most
effective when an option other than Auto-area is selected for
AF-area mode (0 134).
1 Lock focus.
Position the subject in the center of
the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway to initiate
focus. Check that the focus area is displayed in green. Focus will remain
locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
2 Recompose the photograph and shoot.
Focus will remain locked between
shots.
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Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect. If the subject moves, lift your finger from the shutter-release button to end focus lock and then
focus again at the new distance.
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Face-Priority
Choose On to enable face priority (0 24).
Built-in AF Assist
When On is selected, the built-in AFassist illuminator will light to illuminate
poorly-lit subjects if:
• AF-S is selected for focus mode (0 129)
or single AF is selected in AF-A, and
• Auto-area or Single-point is selected
for AF-area mode (0 134).
AF-assist illuminator
The AF-assist illuminator will not light to assist the focus operation in advanced movie mode, during movie recording, or when
Off is selected. If the AF-assist illuminator does not light, autofocus may not produce the desired results when lighting is poor.
A The AF-Assist Illuminator
Larger lenses may prevent the illuminator lighting all or part of the subject. Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator. Information on
the modes in which AF-assist is available may be found on page 176.
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Flash Compensation
Flash compensation alters flash output
from the level suggested by the camera,
changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Choose
from values between –3 EV (darker) and
+1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV; in
general, positive values make the subject brighter while negative values make it darker.
A Y icon is displayed when flash compensation is in effect. Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash
compensation to ±0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is
turned off.
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(The Movie Menu
To display the movie menu, press G and select Movies.
G button
The movie menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset movie
options
Description
Reset movie menu options to
their default values.
Choose a frame rate for slowFrame rate
motion movies (0 62).
Choose HD movie frame size
Movie settings
and frame rate (0 58).
Choose how the camera
Metering
meters exposure.
Movie sound
options
Choose sound recording
options.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR
lenses with vibration
reduction.
Choose how the camera
Focus mode
focuses.
Choose how the focus area is
AF-area mode
selected.
Face-priority Turn face priority on or off.
Optical VR
Default
0
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400 fps
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1080/60i
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Matrix
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Microphone:
Auto sensitivity (A)
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Wind noise reduction: On
Active/On 1
128
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Auto-area 2
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On
3
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1 Varies with lens (0 128).
2 The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame when
y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode.
3 Face detection is not available when y Slow motion is selected in
advanced movie mode.
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Reset Movie Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the movie menu to default values (0 139).
Frame Rate
Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies (0 62). The faster
the frame rate, the smaller the frame size.
Option
400 fps
1200 fps
Frame size (pixels)
640 × 240
320 × 120
Bit rate
(approx.)
2 Mbps
1 Mbps
Maximum length Maximum length
(shooting)
(playback) *
3 seconds
40 seconds
3 seconds
2 minutes
* All figures are approximate. Slow-motion movies will play back over a
period of about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recording time.
A See Also
For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 183.
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Movie Settings
Choose a frame size and frame rate for HD movies (0 58).
Option
Frame size (pixels) Recording rate
t 1080/60i
59.94 fields/s *
1920 × 1080
r 1080/30p
29.97 fps
u 720/60p
59.94 fps
1280 × 720
s 720/30p
29.97 fps
Bit rate
(approx.) Maximum length
24 Mbps
20 minutes
24 Mbps
16 Mbps
29 minutes
12 Mbps
* Sensor output is about 60 fps.
A Photo Frame Size
Photographs recorded by pressing the shutter-release button all the
way down during movie recording have an aspect ratio of 3 : 2. The
frame size varies with the option selected for Movie settings:
• 1080/60i and 1080/30p: 4608 × 3072 pixels
• 720/60p and 720/30p: 1280 × 856 pixels
A See Also
For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 183.
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Movie Sound Options
Adjust movie sound recording settings for the built-in microphone.
❚❚ Microphone
Select Microphone off to disable sound recording. Selecting
any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to
the selected sensitivity.
A The 2 Icon
Movies recorded with the microphone off are indicated by a 2 icon in
full-frame and movie playback.
❚❚ Wind Noise Reduction
Select On to enable the low-cut filter, reducing noise produced
by wind blowing over the microphone (note that other sounds
may also be affected).
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)The Image Processing Menu
To display the image processing menu, press G and select
Image processing.
G button
The image processing menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset
processing
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
Description
Default
0
Reset image processing
options to their default values.
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Auto
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Auto (160–3200)
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Standard
150
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On
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Adjust settings for different
types of lighting.
Control the camera’s sensitivity
to light.
Choose how the camera
processes pictures.
Create custom Picture
Controls.
Reduce noise at high ISO
sensitivities.
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Reset Processing Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the image processing menu to
default values (0 143).
White Balance
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources, but other values can be selected if necessary
according to the type of source.
v Auto
J
I
H
N
G
M
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Y Underwater
L Preset manual
Automatic white balance adjustment. Recommended in most situations.
Use under incandescent lighting.
Use with cool-white fluorescent lighting.
Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
Use with built-in flash.
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.
Choose when taking pictures underwater using an
optional WP-N2 waterproof case (0 165).
Measure white balance (0 146).
A White Balance and Shooting Mode
In auto and best moment capture modes and creative modes other
than P, S, A, and M, and when h Scene auto selector (0 119) is chosen
in Motion Snapshot mode, white balance is adjusted automatically
according to the scene.
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Fine-Tuning White Balance
Options other than Preset manual can be fine-tuned as follows:
1 Display fine-tuning options.
Highlight an option other than Preset
manual and press 2 to display the
fine-tuning options shown at right.
Coordinates
Adjustment
2 Fine-tune white balance.
Use the multi selector to fine-tune white balance.
Increase green
Increase blue
Increase amber
Increase magenta
A White Balance Fine Tuning
The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute. For
example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such
as J (incandescent) is selected will make photographs slightly
“colder” but will not actually make them blue.
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J. An asterisk will appear next to the white balance
icon (0 4) in the detailed display (0 159) to show that white
balance has been altered from default values.
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Preset Manual
Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance
settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast.
1 Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that
will be used in the final photograph. A standard gray panel
can be used for increased precision.
2 Select Preset manual.
Highlight Preset manual in the white
balance menu and press 2. The dialog
shown at right will be displayed; highlight Yes and press J to overwrite the
existing value for preset manual white
balance.
The message shown at right will be
displayed.
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3 Measure white balance.
When the camera is ready to measure
white balance, a flashing L will be
displayed. Before the indicator stops
flashing, frame the reference object so
that it fills the display and press the
shutter-release button all the way
down. No photograph will be
recorded; white balance can be measured accurately even when the camera is not in focus.
4 Check the results.
If the camera was able to measure a
value for white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed. To
return to shooting mode immediately,
press the shutter-release button halfway.
If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure
white balance. The message at right
will be displayed. Return to Step 3 and
measure white balance again.
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D Auto Power Off
White balance measurement will end without a new value being
acquired if no operations are performed for the time selected for Auto
power off in the setup menu (0 160; the default is 1 minute).
D Preset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a time;
the existing value will be replaced when a new value is measured. Note
that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring
white balance; in mode M, adjust exposure so that the exposure indicator shows ±0 (0 37).
A Color Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other
conditions. Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same wavelengths. While light sources with a color temperature in the neighborhood of 5000–5500 K appear white, light sources with a lower color
temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly yellow
or red. Light sources with a higher color temperature appear tinged
with blue. The camera white balance options are adapted to the following color temperatures (all figures are approximate):
• Sodium-vapor lamps: 2700 K
• J (incandescent)/
Warm-white fluorescent: 3000 K
• White fluorescent: 3700 K
• Cool-white fluorescent: 4200 K
• Day white fluorescent: 5000 K
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• H (direct sunlight): 5200 K
• N (flash): 5400 K
• G (cloudy): 6000 K
• Daylight fluorescent: 6500 K
• Mercury-vapor lamps: 7200 K
• M (shade): 8000 K
ISO Sensitivity
The higher the ISO sensitivity, the less light needed to make an
exposure, allowing faster shutter speeds or smaller apertures,
but the more likely the image is to be affected by “noise” in the
form of randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines.
The camera adjusts ISO sensitivity in response to
q Auto (160–6400) lighting conditions. ISO sensitivity is adjusted in
x Auto (160–3200) the range given in brackets; choose larger ranges
w Auto (160–800) for increased sensitivity when lighting is poor,
smaller ranges to reduce noise.
160, 200, 400, 800,
ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value.
1600, 3200, 6400
A “Auto” ISO Sensitivity Options
When auto ISO sensitivity control is in effect,
the display shows an ISO AUTO icon and the
current ISO sensitivity.
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Picture Control
Choose how the camera processes photographs.
Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended in most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for
R Neutral
photographs that will later be extensively processed
or retouched.
Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.
S Vivid
Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
T Monochrome Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for natural texture and a rounded
e Portrait
feel.
Take vibrant photographs of landscapes and cityf Landscape
scapes.
Q Standard
Modifying Picture Controls
Existing preset and custom Picture Controls (0 154) can be
modified to suit the scene or your creative intent.
1 Display options.
Highlight an item in the Picture Control menu and press 2 to display Picture Control settings (0 152; the
settings available with custom Picture
Controls are the same as the preset
controls on which they are based). To
use an unmodified Picture Control, highlight it and press J.
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2 Adjust settings.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
setting and press 4 or 2 to choose a
value. Repeat this step until all settings have been adjusted, or select
Quick adjust to choose a preset combination of settings.
Default settings can be restored by pressing the O button.
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J.
A Preset Picture Controls Versus Custom Picture Controls
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera are referred to as preset
Picture Controls. Custom Picture Controls are created through modifications to existing Picture Controls using the Custom Picture Control
option in the image processing menu (0 154). If desired, custom Picture Controls can be saved to a memory card and copied to other
Nikon 1 J3 cameras or loaded into compatible software (0 155).
A Modified Picture Controls
Picture Controls that have been modified
from default settings are indicated by asterisks (“*”) next to the Picture Control name and
icon in the Picture Control menu (0 150) and
next to the Picture Control icon (0 4) in the
detailed display (0 159).
A Picture Control and Shooting Mode
In auto and best moment capture modes and creative modes other
than P, S, A, and M, and when h Scene auto selector (0 119) is chosen
in Motion Snapshot mode, the camera automatically chooses a Picture
Control according to the scene.
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❚❚ Picture Control Settings
Manual adjustments
(all Picture Controls)
Choose from options between –2 and +2 to reduce or
exaggerate the effect of the selected Picture Control
(note that this resets all manual adjustments). For
Quick adjust
example, choosing positive values for Vivid makes pictures more vivid. Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, or custom Picture Controls.
Control the sharpness of outlines. Select A to adjust
sharpening automatically according to the type of
Sharpening scene, or choose from values between 0 (no sharpening) and 9 (the higher the value, the greater the sharpening).
Select A to adjust contrast automatically according to
the type of scene, or choose from values between –3
and +3 (lower values prevent highlights in portrait subContrast
jects from being “washed out” in direct sunlight, while
higher values preserve detail in misty landscapes and
other low-contrast subjects).
Choose –1 for reduced brightness, +1 for enhanced
Brightness
brightness. Does not affect exposure.
Control the vividness of colors. Select A to adjust saturation automatically according to the type of scene, or
Saturation
choose from values between –3 and +3 (lower values
reduce saturation and higher values increase it).
Choose negative values (to a minimum of –3) to make
reds more purple, blues more green, and greens more
Hue
yellow, positive values (up to +3) to make reds more
orange, greens more blue, and blues more purple.
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome phoFilter
tographs. Choose from Off, yellow, orange, red, and
effects
green (0 153).
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs
from B&W (black-and-white), Sepia, Cyanotype (blueToning
tinted monochrome), Red, Yellow, Green, Blue Green,
Blue, Purple Blue, and Red Purple (0 153).
Manual adjustments
(non-monochrome only)
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(monochrome only)
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D “A” (Auto)
Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame.
A Previous Settings
The line under the value displayed in the Picture Control setting menu indicates the previous value for the setting. Use this as a
reference when adjusting settings.
A Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Y (yellow)
O (orange)
R (red)
G (green)
Enhance contrast. Can be used to reduce the brightness
of the sky in landscape photographs. Orange produces
more contrast than yellow, red more contrast than orange.
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more pronounced
than those produced by physical glass filters.
A Toning (Monochrome Only)
Pressing 3 when Toning is highlighted displays saturation options. Press 4 or 2 to
adjust saturation. Saturation control is not
available when B&W (black-and-white) is
selected.
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Custom Picture Control
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified
and saved as custom Picture Controls.
Edit/Save
To create a custom Picture Control, select Edit/save and follow
the steps below.
1 Select a Picture Control.
Highlight an existing Picture Control
and press 2, or press J to proceed to
Step 3 to save a copy of the highlighted Picture Control without further modification.
2 Edit the selected Picture Control.
See page 152 for more information. To
abandon any changes and start over
from default settings, press the O button. Press J when settings are complete.
3 Save the Picture Control.
Highlight a destination (C-1 through
C-9) and press J to save the custom
Picture Control and return to the
image processing menu.
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The new Picture Control will be listed
in the Picture Control menu.
Load from/Save to Card
Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility
available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as
Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded into
the camera, or custom Picture Controls created with the camera
can be copied to the memory card to be used in other Nikon 1 J3
cameras and compatible software and then deleted when no
longer needed.
To copy custom Picture Controls to or from the memory card, or
to delete custom Picture Controls from the memory card, select
Load from/save to card in the Custom Picture Control menu.
The following options will be displayed:
Copy custom Picture Controls from the memory card to
custom Picture Controls C-1 through C-9.
Delete selected custom Picture
Controls from the memory
card. The confirmation dialog
shown at right will be disDelete from card
played before a Picture Control
is deleted; to delete the
selected Picture Control, highlight Yes and press J.
Copy a custom Picture Control (C-1 through C-9) to a
Copy to card
selected destination (1 through 99) on the memory card.
Copy to camera
A Copy to Card
Up to 99 custom Picture Controls can be stored on the memory card at
any one time. The memory card can only be used to store user-created
custom Picture Controls. The preset Picture Controls supplied with the
camera can not be copied to the memory card or deleted.
A Custom Picture Control > Delete
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The Delete option in the Custom Picture Control menu can be used to
delete selected custom Picture Controls from the camera when they
are no longer needed.
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High ISO Noise Reduction
Select On to reduce “noise” (randomly-spaced bright pixels,
lines, or fog). If Off is selected, noise reduction will only be performed at high ISO sensitivities; the amount of noise reduction is
less than that performed when On is selected.
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gThe Setup Menu
To display the setup menu, press G and select Setup.
G button
The setup menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Default
Reset setup menu options to
—
Reset setup options
default values.
—
Format memory card Format the memory card.
Allow the shutter to be
Slot empty release released when no memory
Release locked
lock
card is inserted in the camera.
Adjust display brightness, Display brightness: 0
view or hide a framing grid,
Grid display: Off
Display
and choose the information
Shooting: Simple
Playback: Basic info
displayed in the monitor.
Choose the sounds made Autofocus/self-timer: On
Sound settings
during shooting.
Shutter: On
Choose the auto power off
Auto power off
1 min
delay.
Choose whether exposure
Shutter button AE locks when the shutterOff
lock
release button is pressed
halfway.
Choose whether remote
controls for HDMI-CEC
devices to which the camHDMI device control
On
era is connected can be
used to operate the camera.
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Description
Default
Flicker reduction
Reduce flicker or banding.
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Reset file numbering Reset file numbering.
—
Time zone and date Set the camera clock.
Daylight saving time: Off
Choose a language for the
Language
—
camera displays.
Record camera orientation
Auto image rotation
On
with pictures.
Wireless mobile
Enable or disable the wire—
adapter
less mobile adapter.
Check and optimize the
Pixel mapping
camera image sensor and
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image processors.
Display the current firmFirmware version
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ware version.
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Reset Setup Options
Select Yes to reset all setup menu options other than Flicker
reduction, Time zone and date, and Language to default values.
Format Memory Card
Select Yes to format the memory card. Note that this permanently
deletes all data on the card, including protected images; before
proceeding, be sure to copy important pictures and other data
to a computer (0 95). To exit without formatting the memory
card, highlight No and press J.
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The message shown at right is displayed
while the card is formatted; do not remove
the memory card or remove or disconnect
the power source until formatting is complete.
Slot Empty Release Lock
If Enable release is selected, the shutter can be released when
no memory card is inserted. No pictures will be recorded,
although they will be displayed in demo mode. Select Release
locked to enable the shutter only when a card is inserted.
Display
Adjust the following display options.
Display Brightness
Press 1 or 3 to choose a value for monitor brightness. Choose higher values to
brighten the display and lower values to
make the display darker.
Grid Display
Select On to display a framing grid (0 5).
Shooting
Choose the information displayed during shooting (0 4).
Simple
Detailed
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Playback
Choose the information displayed during playback (0 79).
Basic info
Detailed info
Image only
Sound Settings
Highlight items and press 2 to select or
deselect. If Autofocus/self-timer is
selected, a beep will sound when the
camera focuses and during self-timer
photography; to mute the beep, remove
the check from this item. Select Shutter
to play a sound when the shutter is released, or remove the
check from this item to mute the shutter. Press J to exit when
settings are complete.
Auto Power Off
Choose how long the display remains on
when no operations are per formed
(0 17). Choose shorter delays to reduce
the drain on the battery. Once the display
has turned off, it can be reactivated by
pressing the shutter-release button.
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Shutter Button AE Lock
If On is selected, exposure will lock while
the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
Flicker Reduction
Reduce flicker and banding in the display and in movies while
shooting under fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting. Choose a
frequency which matches that of the local AC power supply.
A Flicker Reduction
If you are unsure as to the frequency of the local power supply, test
both options and choose the one that produces the best results. Flicker
reduction may not produce the desired results if the subject is very
bright, in which case you should select mode A or M and choose a
smaller aperture (larger f-number).
Reset File Numbering
When a photograph is taken or a movie is
recorded, the camera names the file by
adding one to the number of the previous file (0 122). If the current folder is
numbered 999 and contains either 999
photographs or a photograph numbered
9999, the shutter-release button will be disabled and no further
photographs can be taken. To reset file numbering to 0001,
select Yes for Reset file numbering and then either format the
current memory card or insert a new memory card.
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Time Zone and Date
Change time zones, set the camera clock,
choose the date display order, or turn
daylight saving time on or off (0 18).
Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set
to the time in the new time zone.
Date and time Set the camera clock.
Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are
Date format
displayed.
Turn daylight saving time on or off. The camera clock will
Daylight
automatically be advanced or set back one hour. The
saving time
default setting is Off.
Time zone
Language
Choose a language for camera messages and displays.
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Auto Image Rotation
Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on
camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or
Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 166). The following orientations are recorded:
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counterclockwise
Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. Choose
this option when panning or taking photographs with the lens
pointing up or down.
D Auto Image Rotation
Image orientation is not recorded for movies, Motion Snapshots, or
panoramas.
A Rotate Tall
To automatically rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs for display during playback, select On for the Rotate tall option in the playback menu (0 110).
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Pixel Mapping
Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image processors if you notice unexpected bright spots in your pictures (note
that the camera comes with the sensor and processors already
optimized). Before performing pixel mapping as described
below, check that the battery is fully charged.
1 Attach a lens and lens cap.
Turn the camera off and attach a 1 NIKKOR lens. Do not
remove the lens cap.
2 Select Pixel mapping.
Turn the camera on, press G, and select Pixel mapping in
the setup menu.
3 Select Yes.
Pixel mapping begins immediately. Note that other operations can not be performed while pixel mapping is in
progress. Do not turn the camera off or remove or disconnect
the power source until pixel mapping is complete.
4 Turn the camera off.
Turn the camera off when pixel mapping is complete.
Firmware Version
View the current firmware version.
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nTechnical Notes
Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories,
cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error message is displayed or you encounter problems using the camera.
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available
for your camera.
Lenses
Mount
adapters
1 mount lenses
Mount Adapter FT1: The FT1 allows NIKKOR F mount lenses to
be used with Nikon 1 interchangeable lens format digital
cameras. The angle of view of an F mount lens mounted on
the FT1 is equivalent to that of a 35 mm format lens with a
focal length about 2.7 × longer. See page 202 for information on using the FT1. For information on attaching the FT1
and precautions for use, see the FT1 Mount Adapter User’s
Manual. For information on the lenses that can be used, see
Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses. The FT1 Mount Adapter
User’s Manual and Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses are
included with the FT1.
Power
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20 (0 11–13): Additional
sources
EN-EL20 batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-27 (0 11): Recharge EN-EL20 batteries.
• Power Connector EP-5C, AC Adapter EH-5b: These accessories can
be used to power the camera for extended periods (EH-5a
and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). An EP-5C power
connector is required to connect the camera to the EH-5b,
EH-5a, or EH-5; see page 169 for details.
Waterproof Waterproof Case WP-N2: In addition to protecting the camera
cases
from rain, snow, and spray, this waterproof case can be used
to take photographs underwater.
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Software
Capture NX 2: A complete photo editing package offering such
features as white balance adjustment and color control
points.
Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software; see the websites listed on page xvii for the latest information on supported
operating systems. At default settings, Nikon Message Center
2 will periodically check for updates to Capture NX 2 and other
Nikon software and firmware while you are logged in to an
account on the computer and the computer is connected to
the Internet. A message is automatically displayed when an
update is found.
Body caps
Body Cap BF-N1000: The body cap keeps the dust shield free of
dust when a lens is not in place.
Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b (0 76): Create a wireless connection that can be used by smart devices running the Wireless
Mobile Utility to download pictures or control the camera
remotely.
Wireless
mobile
adapters
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Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use in
the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly
when cards with slower write speeds are used.
SD cards
SanDisk
Toshiba
2 GB 1
Panasonic
Lexar Media
Platinum II
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Professional
Full-HD Video
SDHC cards 2
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
SDXC cards 3
64 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
—
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used support 2 GB cards.
2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-1.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with
which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant.
The camera supports UHS-1.
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Approved Eye-Fi Cards
When inserted in the camera, Eye-Fi cards can be used to upload
photographs to a preselected destination. As of October 2012,
the camera supports 8 GB Pro X2 SDHC cards. Eye-Fi cards are for
use only in the country of purchase in accordance with local regulations. Eye-Fi cards may not be available in some countries or
regions; consult the manufacturer for more information. Be sure
the Eye-Fi card firmware has been updated to the latest version.
Card status is indicated by an icon in the
display:
• f (static): Eye-Fi upload enabled; waiting to begin upload.
• f (animated): Eye-Fi upload enabled;
uploading data.
• e: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no pictures available for upload.
• g: Error.
D Eye-Fi Cards
Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal strength is insufficient,
and that Eye-Fi upload is disabled during movie recording. In locations
in which wireless devices are prohibited, turn the camera off and
remove the card. See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card, and
direct any inquiries to the manufacturer.
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Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter
Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power connector and AC adapter.
1 Ready the camera.
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
2 Insert the EP-5C power connector.
Be sure to insert the connector in the
orientation shown, using the connector to keep the orange battery latch
pressed to one side. The latch locks
the connector in place when the connector is fully inserted.
3 Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Position the power connector cable so
that it passes through the power connector slot and close the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
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4 Connect the AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC
adapter (e) and the EP-5C power cable to the DC socket (r).
A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is
powered by the AC adapter and power connector.
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Storage and Cleaning
Storage
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove
the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover
in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry,
well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F) or below –10 °C
(14 °F)
Cleaning
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened in
Camera body
distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or other
foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage not covered under warranty.
Lenses are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint with a
blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to
Lens
prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and
other stains, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft
cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a soft
Monitor
cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as this
could result in damage or malfunction.
The dust shield is easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
Dust shield
with a blower.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
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Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if
immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the
internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such
as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold
day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent condensation,
place the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before exposing it to
sudden changes in temperature.
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 display,
damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal
circuitry.
Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to attach the body cap if the camera is
without a lens.
Do not touch the dust shield: The dust shield covering the image sensor is
easily damaged. Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on
the shield or poke it with cleaning tools. These actions could scratch or
otherwise damage the shield.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source: Do not
unplug the product or 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. To prevent an accidental interruption of
power, avoid carrying the product from one location to another while
the AC adapter is connected.
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Cleaning: When cleaning the camera body, use a blower to gently remove
dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt using a cloth lightly
dampened in pure water and then dry the camera thoroughly.
Lenses are easily damaged. Dust and lint should be gently removed with
a blower. When using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to prevent
discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and other stains from the
lens, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a clean, soft cloth and wipe
the lens carefully.
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the adapter to prevent
fire. If the product will not be used for an extended period, remove the
battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however, store the camera case in a plastic bag,
as this may cause the material to deteriorate. Note that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be replaced at regular intervals.
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 it away.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
Notes on the monitor: The monitor is constructed with extremely high precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01%
being missing or defective. Hence while these displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this
is not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the
device.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
Do not apply pressure to the display, as this could cause damage or malfunction. Dust or lint on the display can be removed with a blower.
Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
leather. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury
from broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
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Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do not leave the lens pointed at the
sun or other strong light source for an extended period. Intense light
may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect
in photographs.
Moiré: Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an
image containing a regular, repeating grid, such as the pattern of weave
in cloth or windows in a building, with the camera image sensor grid. In
some cases, it may appear in the form of lines. If you notice moiré in your
photographs, try changing the distance to the subject, zooming in and
out, or changing the angle between the subject and the camera.
Lines: Noise in the form of lines may in rare cases appear in pictures of
extremely bright or backlit subjects.
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Batteries: Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe
the following precautions when handling batteries:
• Use only batteries approved for use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the camera or charger when not in use and
replace the terminal cover. These devices draw minute amounts of
charge even when off and could draw the battery down to the point
that it will no longer function. If the battery will not be used for some
time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it and storing it in a location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F
to 77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold locations). Repeat this process at
least once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off repeatedly when the battery is fully discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been fully discharged must be charged before use.
• The internal temperature of the battery may rise while the battery is in
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature is
elevated will impair battery performance, and the battery may not
charge or charge only partially. Wait for the battery to cool before
charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair battery performance.
• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge
when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement.
Purchase a new EN-EL20 battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important occasions, ready a spare EN-EL20 battery and keep it fully charged.
Depending on your location, it may be difficult to purchase replacement batteries on short notice. Note that on cold days, the capacity of
batteries tends to decrease. Be sure the battery is fully charged before
taking photographs outside in cold weather. Keep a spare battery in a
warm place and exchange the two as necessary. Once warmed, a cold
battery may recover some of its charge.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource; recycle in accord with local regulations.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses, should be included
when the camera is inspected or serviced.
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Available Settings
The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each
mode.
❚❚ C Auto, u Best Moment Capture, v Advanced Movie, and z Motion
Snapshot Modes
Shooting, movie, and image processing menus
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Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size 2
Number of shots
saved
Movie before/after
File format
Metering
Auto distortion
control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
HDR
Long exposure NR
Optical VR 5
Electronic VR
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority
Built-in AF assist
Flash
compensation
Frame rate 6
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Shooting, movie, and
image processing menus
Other settings
Movie settings
Movie sound
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
Focus area
selection
Flexible program
Autoexposure lock
Focus lock
Continuous 7
Self-timer 7
Exposure
compensation
Flash mode
Advanced movie
Theme
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1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.
2 RAW images fixed at 4608 × 3072 pixels.
3 Smart Photo Selector mode only.
4 Not available when y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode
(0 62).
5 VR lenses only.
6 y Slow motion selected in advanced movie mode.
7 Continuous and self-timer can not be used together.
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❚❚ w Creative Mode
In the table below, creative modes are represented by the
following icons: j night landscape, o night portrait,
m backlighting, p easy panorama, q soft, r miniature effect,
and s selective color.
Shooting, movie, and image processing menus
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Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Number of shots
saved
Movie before/after
File format
Metering
Auto distortion
control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
HDR
Long exposure NR
Optical VR 5
Electronic VR
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority
Built-in AF assist
Flash compensation
Frame rate
Movie settings
Movie sound options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
P S A M j o m p q r s
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✔ 1,3 ✔ 1,3 ✔ 1,3 ✔ 1,3 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1
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P S A
Focus area selection ✔ ✔ ✔
Flexible program
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Autoexposure lock
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Focus lock
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Continuous 7
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Exposure
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compensation
Flash mode
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Advanced movie
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1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.
2 NEF (RAW) and NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine not available.
3 RAW images fixed at 4608 × 3072 pixels.
4 Not available when 15, 30, or 60 fps is selected for self-timer/continuous.
5 VR lenses only.
6 Not available when HDR is on.
7 Continuous and self-timer can not be used together.
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Defaults
Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, and setup menus may be found on pages 107, 117,
139, 143, and 157, respectively. Defaults for other settings are
listed below.
Option
Focus area (0 134)
Flexible program (0 34)
Focus lock (0 135)
Continuous/self-timer (0 67)
Exposure compensation (0 71)
Flash mode (0 73)
Default
Center *
Off
Off
8 (single frame)
0.0
Auto, Soft, Miniature effect,
Selective color: Auto
Night portrait: Red-eye reduction
P Programmed auto, S Shutter-priority
auto, A Aperture-priority auto, M Manual,
Backlighting: Fill flash
Best moment capture (0 45)
Slow view
Advanced movie (0 57)
P Programmed auto
Theme (0 55)
Beauty
Picture Control settings (0 150)
Unmodified
* Not displayed when Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode.
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Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the number of pictures or amount of
movie footage that can be stored on a 16 GB Toshiba SDE016GUX UHS-I SDHC card at different image quality, size, or
movie settings. All figures are approximate; file size varies with
the scene recorded.
❚❚ Auto, Creative (Easy Panorama Excluded), Slow View, and Smart Photo
Selector 1
Image quality
(0 120)
Image size
(0 120)
4608 × 3072
NEF (RAW) +
3456 × 2304
JPEG fine 3, 4
2304 × 1536
NEF (RAW) 3
—
4608 × 3072
JPEG fine 3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
JPEG normal 3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
JPEG basic 3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
File size
26.6 MB
23.1 MB
20.5 MB
17.4 MB
9.2 MB
5.6 MB
3.1 MB
4.6 MB
2.9 MB
1.6 MB
2.4 MB
1.5 MB
0.8 MB
No. of images Buffer capacity 2
591
25
682
25
766
26
902
27
1700
31
2700
37
5000
50
3300
41
5400
53
9800
75
6600
61
10700
85
18600
100
1 Number of shots saved set to 1.
2 Maximum number of pictures that can be stored in memory buffer at
ISO 160. Drops if long exposure noise reduction is on (0 128) and at frame
rates of 15, 30, and 60 fps (0 67).
3 Available in P, S, A, M mode only.
4 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
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❚❚ Easy Panorama
Image quality
(0 120)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size
(0 120)
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
File size
No. of images
4.5 MB
4.5 MB
8.6 MB
8.6 MB
2.3 MB
2.3 MB
4.4 MB
4.4 MB
1.2 MB
1.2 MB
2.2 MB
2.2 MB
3400
3400
1800
1800
6800
6800
3500
3500
13200
13200
7000
7000
File size
133.1 MB
115.4 MB
102.7 MB
87.1 MB
45.9 MB
28.2 MB
15.6 MB
23.2 MB
14.3 MB
8.0 MB
11.8 MB
7.4 MB
4.2 MB
No. of shots
118
136
153
180
342
557
1000
679
1000
1900
1300
2100
3700
❚❚ Smart Photo Selector 1
Image quality (0 120)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine 2
NEF (RAW)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size (0 120)
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
—
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
1 Number of shots saved set to 5. File size is total for 5 images.
2 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
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❚❚ HD Movies
Movie settings (0 141)
1080/60i
1080/30p
720/60p
720/30p
Maximum total length (approx.) *
1 hours 28 minutes
1 hours 28 minutes
2 hours 12 minutes
2 hours 56 minutes
* For information on the maximum length that can be recorded in a single
clip, see page 141.
❚❚ Slow-Motion Movies
Frame rate (0 140)
400 fps
1200 fps
Maximum total recorded length (approx.) *
1 hours 4 minutes
2 hours 8 minutes
* Up to 3 s of slow-motion footage can be recorded in a single clip. Playback
length is about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recorded length.
❚❚ Motion Snapshots
Image quality
—
—
Image size
—
—
Format (0 124)
NMS
MOV
File size
21.6 MB *
30.8 MB
No. of shots
729
510
* File size is the total for a single photograph and movie.
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
Battery/Display
The camera is on but does not respond: Wait for recording or any other processing to end. If the problem persists, turn the camera off. If the camera still
does not respond, remove and replace the battery or disconnect and
reconnect the AC adapter, but note that this will delete any data not yet
saved. Data already saved to the memory card are unaffected.
The display is off:
• The camera is off (0 17) or the battery is exhausted (0 11, 20).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 160). The
display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera is connected to a computer (0 95) or television (0 100).
The camera turns off without warning:
• The battery is low (0 11, 20).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 160). The
display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high (0 xvi, 190). Wait for the
camera to cool before turning it on again.
Indicators are not displayed: Use the Display > Shooting and Display >
Playback options in the setup menu to choose the information displayed (0 159).
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Shooting (All Modes)
The camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or format the memory card.
The shutter-release is disabled:
• The battery is exhausted (0 11, 20).
• The memory card is locked (0 14) or full (0 20).
• The flash is charging (0 72).
• The camera is not in focus (0 22).
• You are currently filming a slow-motion movie (0 61).
Only one picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed in continuous
release mode: 5 fps is selected for Continuous/self-timer and the built-in
flash is raised.
The camera does not focus automatically:
• The subject is not suited to autofocus (0 131).
• The camera is in manual focus mode (0 129, 132).
Focus does not lock when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway: Set the
focus mode to AF-S (0 129, 135).
Focus area selection is unavailable: Focus area selection is not available in
auto-area AF (0 134) or face priority (0 24). In other AF-area modes, the
focus area can be selected by pressing J.
AF-area mode selection is unavailable: The camera is in auto or best moment
capture mode (0 45), an option other than P, S, A, M is selected in creative
mode (0 31), manual focus mode is selected (0 129), or the h Scene
auto selector is used (0 119).
Image size selection is unavailable: NEF (RAW) is selected for image quality
(0 120).
The camera is slow to record photos: Turn long exposure noise reduction off
(0 128). In creative mode, additional time may be needed to record photos when Night landscape (0 32), Night portrait (0 33) or Easy panorama (0 41) is selected or when Backlighting is selected and HDR is
on (0 40).
Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appears in photos:
• Lower ISO sensitivity or enable high ISO noise reduction (0 149).
• Use long exposure noise reduction at shutter speeds slower than 1 s
(0 128).
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements or the
dust shield (0 171).
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Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the display: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 161).
No flash: See page 75. The flash will not fire when off (0 73); in P, S, A, and
M modes, the flash will not fire when lowered.
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes (0 176) or when the built-in flash is raised
(0 72) or wireless mobile adapter is attached (0 76).
Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes)
The shutter release is disabled: You selected mode S after choosing a shutter
speed of “Bulb” in mode M (0 35).
Some shutter speeds are not available: You are using the flash.
Colors are unnatural:
• Adjust white balance to match the light source (0 144).
• Adjust Picture Control settings (0 150).
Cannot measure white balance: The subject is too dark or too bright (0 147).
Picture Controls produce varying results: A (auto) is selected for sharpening,
contrast, or saturation. For consistent results over a series of photos,
choose another setting (0 152, 153).
Noise (reddish areas and other artifacts) appears in long time-exposures: Enable
long exposure noise reduction (0 128).
Movies
Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in best moment capture or Motion Snapshot mode (0 49, 55).
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 142).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 62) or Motion
Snapshots (0 53).
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Playback
NEF (RAW) images are not displayed: The camera displays only the JPEG copies
of NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine images (0 122).
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 110).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 163).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken (0 163).
• Photo is displayed in image review (0 110).
Cannot hear movie sound:
• Rotate the multi selector clockwise to raise the volume (0 65). If the
camera is connected to a television (0 100), use the controls for the TV
to adjust the volume.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 62) or Motion
Snapshots (0 55).
Cannot delete images:
• Remove protection from the files before deletion (0 110).
• The memory card is locked (0 14).
Cannot select photos for printing: The memory card is full (0 20) or locked
(0 14) or the photos are in NEF (RAW) format. To print NEF (RAW) photos, transfer the pictures to a computer and use the supplied software or
Capture NX 2 (0 95).
Pictures are not displayed on TV: The camera is not correctly connected
(0 100).
Pictures cannot be transferred to a computer: If your system does not meet the
requirements on page 93, you may still be able to transfer pictures to the
computer using a card reader.
Photos are not displayed in Capture NX 2: Update to the latest version (0 166).
Miscellaneous
The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock (0 18, 162).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings (0 176) or when a memory card is inserted (0 13).
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Message
Solution
If the subject is too bright, lower ISO
sensitivity or choose a faster shutter
speed or smaller aperture (higher
(Shutter-speed or
f-number).
aperture display
If the subject is too dark, raise ISO senflashes)
sitivity, use the flash, or choose a
slower shutter speed or larger aperture
(lower f-number).
A lens with a retractable lens barrel
Keeping the zoom ring
button is attached with the lens barrel
button pressed, rotate
retracted. Press the retractable lens
the zoom ring to
barrel button and rotate the zoom ring
extend the lens.
to extend the lens.
Check lens. Pictures
can only be taken
Attach a lens.
when a lens is
attached.
Cannot take pictures. Turn the camera off and recharge the
Insert fully-charged
battery or insert a fully charged spare
battery.
battery.
Start-up error. Turn the Turn the camera off, remove and
camera off and then replace the battery, and then turn the
on again.
camera on.
The clock has been
Set the camera clock.
reset.
Turn the camera off and confirm that
No memory card.
the card is correctly inserted.
This memory card is Select Yes to format the card, or turn
not formatted. Format the camera off and insert another
the memory card?
memory card.
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35, 36,
37, 149
35, 36,
37, 72,
149
16, 199
16
11, 13
13, 17
18, 162
13
13, 158
Message
Solution
Memory card is locked
(write protected).
Turn the camera off and slide the card
Eye-Fi cards cannot be
write-protect switch to the “write”
used with the writeposition.
protect switch in the
"lock" position.
• You may be able to record additional
images if you reduce image quality or
size.
Memory card is full.
• Delete unwanted images.
• Insert another memory card.
• Use an approved card.
• Format the card. If the problem perThis memory card
cannot be used. Card
sists, the card may be damaged. Conmay be damaged;
tact a Nikon-authorized ser vice
insert a different card. representative.
• Insert a new memory card.
If the current folder is numbered 999 and
contains either 999 photographs or a
photograph numbered 9999, the shutCannot create
ter-release button will be disabled and
additional folders on
no further photographs can be taken.
memory card.
Choose Yes for Reset file numbering
and then either format the current memory card or insert a new memory card.
The movie-record
The movie-record button can not be
button cannot be used used in best moment capture or
in this mode.
Motion Snapshot modes.
Photographs cannot The shutter-release button can not be
be recorded in this
used to take photographs while a
mode.
slow-motion movie is being recorded.
Photographs cannot be
taken in shutter- priority Choose a different shutter speed, or
auto mode at a shutter select mode M.
speed of “Bulb”.
0
14
120
85
13, 167
167
158
13, 167
161
49, 55
61
35, 37
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Message
Solution
Use a lens with a focal length of 6 to
Cannot shoot
30 mm to shoot panoramas. If you are
panorama with lens of
using a zoom lens, choose a focal
this focal length.
length between 6 and 30 mm.
Turn the camera off and then on again
Failed to update lens
and reattempt the update. If the probfirmware. Try again
lem persists or reoccurs frequently,
after turning the
contact a Nikon-authorized service
camera off and on.
representative.
Press the shutter-release button. ConAn error has occurred.
tact a Nikon-authorized service reprePress the shuttersentative if the problem persists or rerelease button again.
occurs frequently.
An error has occurred Turn the camera off and then on again.
in the internal circuitry. If the problem persists or reoccurs freTry again after turning quently, contact a Nikon-authorized
the camera off and on. service representative.
The camera’s internal
temperature is high.
Wait for the camera to cool.
The camera will now
turn off.
Memory card contains To view pictures, insert a memory card
no images.
containing images.
The file has been created or modified
Cannot display this file. on a computer or different make of
camera, or is corrupt.
Check printer.
Check the printer.
Select Resume after loading paper of
Check paper.
the correct size.
Paper jam.
Clear the jam and select Resume.
Out of paper.
Insert paper and select Resume.
Check ink supply.
Select Resume after checking the ink.
Out of ink.
Replace the ink and select Resume.
* See the printer manual for more information.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 J3 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Image sensor
Storage
Image size (pixels)
Digital camera with support for interchangeable
lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format
equivalent)
14.2 million
13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Still images (auto, best moment capture, and all creative
modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 4608 × 3072
• 3456 × 2304
• 2304 × 1536
Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned
horizontally; aspect ratio 120 : 23)
• 4800 × 920
Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically;
aspect ratio 8 : 25)
• 1536 × 4800
Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally;
aspect ratio 240 : 23)
• 9600 × 920
Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically;
aspect ratio 4 : 25)
• 1536 × 9600
Still images (taken during movie recording, aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 4608 × 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p)
• 1280 × 856 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 4608 × 2592
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File format
Picture Control system
Media
File system
Shooting modes
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
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• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16)
compression
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in
both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format
for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
C auto; w creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, j night landscape, o night
portrait, m backlighting, p easy panorama, q
soft, r miniature effect, and s selective color;
u best moment capture (t slow view and y
Smart Photo Selector), v advanced movie
(HD—P, S, A, M only—and y slow motion),
z Motion Snapshot
Electronic shutter
/
s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb
Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Synchronizes with shutter at X= 1/60 s or slower
1 16,000 –30
• Single frame, continuous
• Self-timer
Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Exposure
Metering
Metering method
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Mode
P programmed auto with flexible program;
S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto;
M manual; h scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity
ISO 160–6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitiv(Recommended Exposure ity control (ISO 160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available
Index)
(user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
Autofocus
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo
• Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF
(AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
Focus area
• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73
areas support phase-detection AF
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF)
Face priority
On, off
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Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number (GN)
Control
Mode
Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
White balance
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• Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color (Creative
mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires as
required
• Night portrait, Backlighting (Creative mode): Flash
pops up automatically and fires with every shot
• P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperturepriority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual popup
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO
160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash
+ slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
+ slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow
sync, off
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight,
flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual,
all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie
Metering
Metering method
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Frame size (pixels)/
HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9)
recording rate
• 1920 × 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
• 1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
• 1280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
• 1280 × 720/30p (29.97 fps)
Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3)
• 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 × 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9)
1920 × 1080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
* Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Monitor
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with
brightness adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
and panorama playback, slide show, histogram
display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Interface
USB
HDMI output
Hi-Speed USB
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
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Supported languages
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
Tripod socket
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish,
French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian),
Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,
Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
/
(ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 101.0 × 60.5 × 28.8 mm (4.0 × 2.4 × 1.1 in.),
excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 244 g (8.6 oz) with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 201 g (7.1 oz),
camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
1 4-in.
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging
Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F).
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and
software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice.
Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes
that this manual may contain.
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MH-27 battery charger
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A
DC 8.4 V/0.6 A
Nikon EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Approx. 2 hours at an ambient temperature of
25 °C (77 °F) when no charge remains
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 67.0 × 28.0 × 94.0 mm (2.6 × 1.1 × 3.7 in.),
excluding plug adapter
Weight
Approx. 83 g (2.9 oz), excluding plug adapter
EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.2 V, 1020 mAh
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm (1.2 × 2.0 × 0.6 in.)
Weight
Approx. 41 g (1.4 oz), excluding terminal cover
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
10–30 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view
77°–29° 40′
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance 0.2 m (0.7 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 10 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 30 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 42 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight
Approx. 115 g (4.1 oz)
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1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
11–27.5 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
8 elements in 6 groups (including 1 ED lens element and
1 aspherical lens element), 1 protective glass element
Angle of view
72°–32° 20′
Minimum focus distance 0.3 m (1.0 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 11 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 27.5 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 31 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight
Approx. 83 g (3.0 oz)
Specifications subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
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❚❚ 1 NIKKOR Lenses
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6
Lens cap
Lens hood mounting mark
Zoom ring
Lens mounting mark
CPU contacts
Focal length mark
Focal length scale
Retractable lens barrel button
1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6
Lens cap
Zoom ring
Lens mounting mark
CPU contacts
Focal length mark
Focal length scale
Retractable lens barrel button
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1 NIKKOR lenses are exclusively for Nikon 1 interchangeable lens
format digital cameras. The angle of view is equivalent to a
35 mm format lens with a focal length about 2.7× longer. The
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 supports normal and active
vibration reduction and vibration reduction off (0 128).
Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out.
A Detaching the Lens
Before removing or exchanging lenses,
retract the lens and turn the camera off
(0 16). To remove the lens, press and hold
the lens release button (q) while turning the
lens clockwise (w). After removing the lens,
replace the lens caps and camera body cap.
A Lens Care
• When using an optional lens hood, do not pick up or hold the lens or
camera using only the hood.
• Keep the CPU contacts clean.
• Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the lens surfaces. To
remove smudges and fingerprints, apply a small amount of ethanol or
lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens-cleaning tissue and
clean from the center outwards using a circular motion, taking care
not to leave smears or touch the glass with your fingers.
• Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean
the lens.
• A lens hood or NC filter can be used to protect the front lens element.
• Attach the front and rear caps when the lens is not in use.
• If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool,
dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight
or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
• Keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
• Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or warp
parts made from reinforced plastic.
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A Supplied Accessories
• 40.5 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-N40.5
• Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000
A Optional Accessories
• 40.5 mm screw-on filters
• Bayonet Hood HB-N101 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6; attaches as shown below).
• 40.5 mm screw-on Hood HN-N102 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR
11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6; attaches as shown below)
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❚❚ The Optional FT1 Mount Adapter
Read this section for information on using the optional FT1
mount adapter. Before proceeding, be sure that you have read
and understood this manual and the documentation for the FT1
and lenses.
Autofocus
Autofocus is available only with AF-S lenses; other lenses support manual focus only. Set the camera focus mode to AF-S (the
camera will not focus in other autofocus modes). The only AFarea mode available is Single-point and the camera focuses on
the subject in the center focus area only. Face priority is not supported. In some cases, a beep may sound, the in-focus indicator
may be displayed, and pictures can be taken when the camera is
not in focus; if this occurs, focus manually.
Manual Focus
Follow the steps below to focus manually when using the FT1
with a NIKKOR F mount lens.
1 Select manual focus mode.
In the shooting menu, select Focus mode, highlight Manual
focus, press 2, and choose the magnification for the manual
focus display from 10×, 5×, and 2× (0 132).
2 Focus.
Rotate the lens focus ring until the
subject is in focus.
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If the lens supports autofocus with manual override, after
focusing using autofocus you can keep the shutter-release
button pressed halfway and rotate the lens focus ring to finetune focus manually. To refocus using autofocus, press the
shutter-release button halfway again.
To zoom in on the display for more
precise focus, press J (note that this
feature is not available during movie
recording or in slow-motion movie
mode). The display will be zoomed in
to the magnification selected in Step 1
and a navigation window will appear
in a gray frame at the bottom right of
the display.
Navigation window
Use the multi selector to scroll to areas
of the frame not visible in the display.
Press J to exit zoom.
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The Electronic Rangefinder
If a CPU lens is attached in manual focus
mode, the focus indicator can be used to
check whether the camera is focused on
the subject in the center focus area.
Focus indicator
I
2
4
2 4
(flashes)
Status
In focus.
Camera focused in front of subject.
Camera focused behind subject.
Unable to determine focus.
Note that with some subjects, the in-focus indicator (I) may be
displayed when the camera is not in focus. Check focus in the
display before shooting.
Error Messages and Displays
The following warnings appear in the camera aperture display.
Display
FEE
F––
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Problem
Solution
When using CPU lenses, lock
Lens aperture ring is not
aperture ring at minimum aperlocked at minimum aperture.
ture (highest f-number).
When using non-CPU lens, rotate
Non-CPU lens is attached, or
lens aperture ring to adjust aperno lens is attached.
ture.
Restrictions
• Auto and best moment capture modes are not supported.
• Motion Snapshots can be recorded only when an AF-S lens is
attached and AF-S (Single AF) is selected for focus mode and
then only when the camera is in focus. Do not attempt to
adjust focus using the focus ring.
• Shutter speeds of 1 s or slower are not available.
• The sound monitor switch and focus operation button (Focus
Lock/MEMORY RECALL/AF Start) have no effect.
Precautions for Use
• Lenses over 380 g (13.4 oz) should be supported at all times.
Do not hold the camera or carry the camera by the strap without supporting the lens. Failure to observe this precaution
could damage the camera lens mount.
• Lines may appear in photographs taken with non-CPU lenses
stopped down to minimum aperture.
• Select mode A or M to prevent sounds made by the lens being
picked up by the microphone.
• During continuous shooting, focus is fixed at the position for
the first shot in each burst. Frame rates will slow when 5 fps is
selected for Continuous/self-timer.
• Certain lenses will block the AF-assist illuminator and, at some
distances, the flash.
• The tops and bottoms may be missing from circular bokeh
shapes created at wide apertures using lenses with a maximum
aperture of f/1.4.
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❚❚ Supported Standards
• DCF Version 2.0: The Design Rule for Camera File Systems (DCF) is
a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure
compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide
standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders
stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: The camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image
File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in
which information stored with photographs is used for optimal
color reproduction when the images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed through cooperation with the
digital camera and printer industries, allowing photographs to
be output directly to a printer without first transferring them to
a computer.
• HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a standard for
multimedia interfaces used in consumer electronics and AV
devices capable of transmitting audiovisual data and control
signals to HDMI-compliant devices via a single cable connection.
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A Trademark Information
Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple
Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows,
and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The
PictBridge logo is a trademark. Google Play is a trademark of Google
Inc. The SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. HDMI,
the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.
A FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
A MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights
reserved.
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Battery Life
The number of shots or movie footage that can be recorded with
fully-charged batteries varies with the condition of the battery,
temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time
menus are displayed. Sample figures for EN-EL20 (1020 mAh)
batteries are given below.
• Still images: Approximately 220 shots
• Movies: Approximately 45 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
Measured according to CIPA standards at 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F)
with the camera at default settings, a fully-charged battery, a
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 lens, and a 16 GB Toshiba
SD-E016GUX UHS-I SDHC card. Value for still images obtained
under the following test conditions: photographs taken at
intervals of 30 s with the built-in flash fired with every other
shot and the camera turned off and then on after every ten
shots. Value for movies obtained under the following test conditions: a series of 20 minute movies with a file size of up to
4 GB were recorded; recording was only interrupted when temperature warning was displayed.
The following can reduce battery life:
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using a wireless mobile adapter or Eye-Fi cards
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
• Using zoom with power zoom lenses
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To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL20 batteries:
• Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce
battery performance.
• Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose
their charge if left unused.
Index
Symbols
C (Auto mode) ............................. 6, 21
w (Creative mode) .................... 6, 31
u (Best moment capture mode) . 6,
45
v (Advanced movie mode) .... 6, 57
z (Motion Snapshot mode) ..... 6, 53
h (Scene auto selector) ............. 119
P (Programmed auto) 32, 34, 57, 119
S (Shutter-priority auto) ...32, 35, 57,
119
A (Aperture-priority auto) 32, 36, 57,
119
M (Manual) ................... 32, 37, 57, 119
j (Night landscape) .........................32
o (Night portrait) ..............................33
m (Backlighting) .........................33, 40
p (Easy panorama) ...................33, 41
q (Soft) ..................................................33
r (Miniature effect) ........................33
s (Selective color) ............................33
y (Slow motion) ...............................62
c (Portrait) .........................................23
d (Landscape) ...................................23
f (Night portrait) .............................23
e (Close up) .......................................23
g (Night landscape) .......................23
Z (Auto) ..............................................23
U (flexible program) .........................34
G (menu) button ...... 8, 107, 117,
139, 143, 157
K (playback) button ..........27, 50, 56
O (delete) button ...28, 51, 56, 66, 85
J (OK) button ...................................... 7
& (feature) 10, 25, 31, 47, 55, 58, 62,
86
C (continuous shooting/self-timer) .
67, 69
E (exposure compensation) .........71
N (flash mode) ....................................73
L (Preset manual) ........................146
L (matrix) ..........................................124
M (centerweighted) .......................124
N (spot) ..............................................124
e (auto-area) ..................................134
c (single-point) .............................134
9 (subject tracking) ....................134
8 (Single frame) ............................... 67
Y (red-eye reduction) .................... 74
p (slow sync) .................................... 74
q (rear-curtain sync) ...................... 74
N (flash-ready indicator) ................. 72
A
AC adapter ............................... 165, 169
Accessories ........................................165
Active D-Lighting ............................127
Adobe RGB ........................................126
Advanced movie mode .......6, 57, 58
AE lock ................................................161
AF ................................................ 129, 134
AF-A .....................................................129
AF-area mode ...................................134
AF-assist illuminator ......................136
AF-C .....................................................129
AF-F ......................................................129
AF-S ......................................................129
Aperture ........................................ 36, 37
Aperture-priority auto ..... 32, 36, 57,
119
Attaching the lens ............................ 16
Auto distortion control .................125
Auto image rotation ......................163
Auto mode ......................................6, 21
Auto power off ..........................17, 160
Auto-area (AF-area mode) ...........134
Autofocus ................................. 129, 134
Automatic scene selection ............ 23
Auto-select AF ..................................129
Available settings ............................176
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B
Background track ................ 56, 88, 98
Backlighting ................................. 33, 40
Basic info .....................................79, 160
Battery ............................11, 13, 20, 197
Beep .......................................22, 69, 160
Best moment capture mode ......... 45
Best shot ........................................ 47, 50
Body cap ........................................ 2, 166
Border ..................................................105
Brightness ..........................................152
Buffering ........................................ 48, 54
Built-in AF assist ...............................136
Built-in flash ........................................ 72
Bulb ........................................................ 38
C
Calendar ........................................ 83, 87
Calendar playback ............................ 83
Capture NX 2 ..................122, 155, 166
CEC .......................................................101
Center-weighted (Metering) .......124
Change theme .................................115
Charging a battery ............................ 11
Clock ......................................18, 19, 162
Clock battery ....................................... 19
Close up ................................................ 23
Color space ........................................126
Color temperature ..........................148
Compatible lens ..............................165
Computer ............................................. 91
Continuous AF ..................................129
Contrast .................................... 127, 152
Creating short movies .............. 97, 98
Creative mode .................................... 31
Crop ........................................... 105, 113
Custom Picture Control ....... 151, 154
D
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Date and time ............................18, 162
Date format ................................18, 162
Daylight saving time ...............18, 162
DCF version 2.0 ...................... 126, 206
Defaults ..............................................180
Delete ........................ 28, 51, 56, 66, 85
Delete all images .............................. 85
Delete selected images .................. 85
Detailed display .......................... 4, 159
Detailed photo information .80, 160
Digital Print Order Format ...........206
Display ................................................159
Display brightness ..........................159
D-Lighting .........................................111
DPOF ................................104, 106, 206
DPOF print order ................... 104, 106
Dust shield .............................. 171, 172
E
Easy panorama ........................... 33, 41
Edit movie ..........................................114
Electronic VR .....................................129
Exif version 2.3 ....................... 126, 206
Exposure ........................... 71, 119, 124
Exposure compensation ................ 71
Exposure indicator ........................... 38
Exposure mode ...............................119
Eye-Fi ...................................................168
F
Face priority ...............................24, 136
Face-priority zoom .........................114
File format .........................................124
Fill flash ................................................. 74
Filter effects ............................ 152, 153
Fine-tuning white balance ..........145
Firmware version ............................164
Flash ..............................................72, 137
Flash compensation .......................137
Flash mode .......................................... 73
Flash range .......................................... 75
Flash-ready indicator ....................... 72
Flexible program ............................... 34
Flicker reduction .............................161
Focal length ................................. 24, 80
Focal length scale ....................24, 199
Focal plane mark ........................2, 133
Focus ..........................................129, 134
Focus area .................................. 22, 134
Focus lock .......................................... 135
Focus mode ...................................... 129
Format ......................................... 14, 158
Format memory card ............. 14, 158
Frame rate .........................79, 140, 141
FT1 ....................................................... 202
Full-frame playback ...................27, 79
Full-time AF ...................................... 129
G
Grid display ............................................ 5
H
H.264 ................................................... 195
HD movies ........................... 57, 58, 141
HDMI ..........................................100, 206
HDMI device control ..................... 101
HDMI-CEC ......................................... 101
HDR ........................................................40
High definition .......................100, 206
High ISO noise reduction ............ 156
Histogram ............................................81
Hue ...................................................... 152
I
Image processing menu .............. 143
Image quality ................................... 120
Image review ................................... 110
Image selection .............................. 109
Image size ......................................... 120
Index print ........................................ 104
ISO sensitivity .................................. 149
J
JPEG ..................................................... 120
L
Landscape .................................. 23, 150
Language ................................... 18, 162
Lens .................... 16, 24, 128, 165, 197
Lens cap ............................................. 200
Lens mount .......................................133
Live image control ............................ 25
Load from/save to card .................155
Long exposure NR ..........................128
M
Manual ...........................32, 37, 57, 119
Manual focus ....................................132
Matrix (Metering) ............................124
Maximum aperture .............. 197, 198
Memory card ...13, 15, 158, 167, 181
Memory card access lamp ............. 22
Memory card capacity ..................181
Metering .............................................124
Microphone ...............................59, 142
Miniature effect ................................. 33
Mode dial ................................................6
Monitor .......................................... 4, 159
Monochrome ....................................150
Motion Snapshot mode .................. 53
Mount adapter ....................... 165, 202
MOV ..................................122, 124, 183
Movie before/after .........................123
Movie menu ......................................139
Movie settings ..................................141
Movie sound options .....................142
Movie-record button . 29, 44, 57, 59,
63
Movies ............................29, 44, 57, 141
Multi selector .........................................7
N
NEF ............................................. 120, 122
NEF (RAW) ................................ 120, 122
Neutral ................................................150
Night landscape ......................... 23, 32
Night portrait .............................. 23, 33
Nikon Transfer 2 ................................. 95
NMS ...................................122, 124, 183
Normal panorama ................ 121, 182
Number of shots saved .................123
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O
Rotate tall ..........................................110
Optical VR ..........................................128
S
P
Saturation ..........................................152
Scene auto selector ........................119
Scene selection .................................. 32
SD card ...............................................167
Select images for printing ...........104
Selective color .................................... 33
Self-timer ...................................... 67, 69
Sensitivity ..........................................149
Setup menu ......................................157
Sharpening ........................................152
Shooting menu ................................117
Short Movie Creator ........... 91, 97, 98
Shutter button AE lock .................161
Shutter speed .............................. 35, 37
Shutter-priority auto 32, 35, 57, 119
Shutter-release button .... 22, 23, 46,
48, 54, 161
Single AF ............................................129
Single frame ........................................ 67
Single-point ......................................134
Size ................. 112, 120, 141, 191, 195
Slide show ........................................... 87
Slot empty release lock .................159
Slow motion ..............................62, 140
Slow sync ............................................. 74
Slow view ............................................. 45
Smart Photo Selector ...................... 47
Soft ......................................................... 33
Sound settings .................................160
Speaker ....................................................3
Spot (Metering) ...............................124
sRGB .....................................................126
Standard .............................................150
Strap ...................................................... 11
Subject tracking ..............................134
System requirements ...................... 93
Photo information ............................ 79
PictBridge ................................. 102, 206
Picture Control ....................... 150, 154
Pixel mapping ..................................164
Playback ........................................ 27, 79
Playback menu .................................107
Playback zoom ................................... 84
Portrait .........................................23, 150
Power connector ................... 165, 169
Power drive zoom switch ............... 24
Power switch ....................................... 17
Preset manual ......................... 144, 146
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ............................ 22, 23
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ......................................... 22, 23
Print date ............................................106
Print DPOF print order ...................104
Printing ...............................................102
Programmed auto ......32, 34, 57, 119
Protect .................................................110
Q
Quick adjust ......................................152
R
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Rating ...........................................86, 110
Rear-curtain sync .............................. 74
Red-eye reduction ............................ 74
Removing the lens from the camera
200
Reset file numbering .....................161
Reset movie options ......................140
Reset processing options .............144
Reset setup options .......................158
Reset shooting options .................119
Resize ...................................................112
Retractable lens barrel button .... 16,
17, 199
T
Television ...........................................100
Temperature warnings ....................xvi
Theme ......................................... 55, 115
Thumbnail playback .........................82
Time ............................................. 18, 162
Time stamp ....................................... 105
Time zone .......................................... 162
Time zone and date ....................... 162
Timer ......................................................67
Toning .......................................152, 153
Trimming movies ........................... 114
U
USB ........................................ 76, 95, 102
USB cable ................................... 95, 102
V
ViewNX 2 ..............................................91
Vivid .................................................... 150
Volume ...........................................65, 89
VR ......................................................... 128
W
Waterproof case .....................144, 165
White balance .................................. 144
Wide panorama .....................121, 182
Wind noise reduction ................... 142
Wireless mobile adapter ....... 76, 166
Z
Zoom guide .........................................24
Zoom ring .................................. 24, 199
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No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in
part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews),
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CORPORATION.
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