Concord Camera VGA Digital Camera User Manual

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The
Guide to Digital Photography
with the
DIGITAL CAMERA
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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:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using your
Nikon product to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off immediately in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the equipment or from
the AC adapter (available separately),
unplug the AC adapter and remove
the batteries immediately, taking care
to avoid burns. Continued operation
could result in injury. After removing
the batteries, take the equipment to
a Nikon-authorized service center for
inspection.
Do not use in the presence of flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in the
presence of flammable gas, as this could
result in explosion or fire.
Observe caution when using the camera strap
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
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, take the product to a
Nikon-authorized service center for inspection after unplugging the AC adapter
and removing the batteries.
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:
• Before replacing the batteries, turn the
camera off and make sure the power-on
lamp has gone out. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Use a pair of rechargeable Nikon EN-MH1
NiMH batteries, one CRV3 lithium battery,
two ZR6 (AA) nickel manganese batteries,
or two FR6/L91 (AA) lithium batteries.
Do not use other types of battery. Do
not mix batteries of different types.
• When inserting batteries, do not attempt to insert them upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble batteries.
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For Your Safety
• Do not expose batteries to flame or to
excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to water.
• Do not transport or store 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 batteries when no charge remains.
• Immediately after use, or when the
product is used on battery power for
an extended period, the batteries may
become hot. Before removing the batteries, turn the camera off and allow the
batteries to cool.
• Discontinue use immediately should you
notice any changes in the batteries, such
as discoloration or deformation.
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input and
output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose,
to maintain compliance with product
regulations.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent
infants from putting the batteries or other
small parts into their mouths.
Removing memory cards
Memory cards may become hot during
use. Observe due caution when removing memory cards from the camera.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs on which the software
and manuals are distributed 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.
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Observe caution when operating the
flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be observed
if photographing infants, when the flash
should be no less than one meter (39˝)
from the subject.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should
be taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent liquid crystal from
the monitor touching the skin or entering
the eyes or mouth.
Cautions
To ensure continued enjoyment of your Nikon product, observe the following precautions when storing or using the device:
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed
in water or subjected to high levels of
moisture.
Handle the lens and all moving parts
with care
Do not apply force to the lens or lens
cover, or to the connector, card slot, or
battery chamber covers. These parts are
especially susceptible to damage.
Turn the product off before removing
or disconnecting the power source
Do not unplug the product or remove
the batteries 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 place to another while
the AC adapter (available separately) is
connected.
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected
to strong shocks or vibration.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the
vicinity of equipment that generates
strong electromagnetic radiation or
magnetic fields. Strong static charges
or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such as radio transmitters could
interfere with the monitor, damage data
stored on the memory card, or affect the
product’s internal circuitry.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as
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 a plastic bag before exposing
it to sudden changes in temperature.
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would appreciate it were you to bring
specifications of the hardware and softany errors or omissions to the attention
ware described in these manuals at any
of the Nikon representative in your area
time and without prior notice.
(address provided separately).
Notice for customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
E3100
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment CAUTIONS
generates, uses, and can radiate radio Modifications
frequency energy and, if not installed and The FCC requires the user to be notified
used in accordance with the instructions, that any changes or modifications made
may cause harmful interference to radio to this device that are not expressly apcommunications. However, there is no proved by Nikon Corporation may void
guarantee that interference will not occur the user’s authority to operate the equipin a particular installation. If this equip- ment.
ment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
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Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided
by Nikon for your equipment. Using other
interface cables may exceed the limits of
Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New
York
11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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 • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
copied or reproduced
The government has issued cautions on
Do not copy or reproduce paper money,
copies or reproductions of securities iscoins, securities, government bonds, or
sued by private companies (shares, bills,
local government bonds, even if such
checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter
copies or reproductions are stamped
passes, or coupon tickets, except when
“Sample.”
a minimum of necessary copies are to be
The copying or reproduction of paper
provided for business use by a company.
money, coins, or securities which are
Also, do not copy or reproduce passcirculated in a foreign country is proports issued by the government, licenses
hibited.
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Unless the prior permission of the
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government has been obtained, the
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righted creative works such as books,
The copying or reproduction of stamps
music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps,
issued by the government and of cerdrawings, movies, and photographs is
tified documents stipulated by law is
governed by national and international
prohibited.
copyright laws. Do not use this product
for the purpose of making illegal copies
or to infringe copyright laws.
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Notices / For Your Safety
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference
Causing Equipment Regulations.
Notices
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking
the camera with you 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.
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Your Nikon COOLPIX camera is designed to the highest standards and includes complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery
chargers, batteries, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with your
Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within the operational and
safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON
NIKON WARRANTY.
ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact your local authorized
Nikon dealer.
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety ................................................................................................
Cautions ..........................................................................................................
Notices ............................................................................................................
Before You Begin ..............................................................................................
Introduction .....................................................................................................
Parts of the Camera .........................................................................................
The Monitor.....................................................................................................
The Mode Dial .................................................................................................
Navigating the Menus ......................................................................................
The Shutter-Release Button ..............................................................................
First Steps ..........................................................................................................
Inserting Batteries ............................................................................................
Inserting Memory Cards...................................................................................
Checking the Battery Level ...............................................................................
Basic Setup ......................................................................................................
Basic Photography ............................................................................................
Mode................................................................................
Step 1 —Select
Step 2 — Frame the Picture ...............................................................................
Step 3 — Focus and Shoot.................................................................................
Step 4 — View the Results.................................................................................
More on Photography ......................................................................................
When Lighting Is Poor: Using the Flash.............................................................
Taking a Self-Portrait: Using the Self-Timer .......................................................
Easy Close-ups: Macro Close-up Mode.............................................................
Assist and Scene Modes ...................................................................................
Framing Assist..................................................................................................
Scene Mode ............................................................................................
More on Playback .............................................................................................
Viewing Pictures on the Camera.......................................................................
The Picture Enhance Menu ...........................................................................
Retouching Pictures ..................................................................................
Small Picture.............................................................................................
Cropping Pictures .....................................................................................
Viewing Pictures on TV.....................................................................................
Viewing Pictures on a Computer ......................................................................
Printing Pictures ...............................................................................................
Movies ...............................................................................................................
Recording Movies .......................................................................................
Viewing Movies ...............................................................................................
Editing Movies .................................................................................................
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Table of Contents
The Shooting Menu ..........................................................................................
Using the Shooting Menu ................................................................................
Image Quality/Size............................................................................................
White Balance (
Only) ...............................................................................
Exp. +/– ...........................................................................................................
Date Imprint ....................................................................................................
Only) ...................................................................................
Continuous (
Only)..........................................................................
Best Shot Selector (
Image Sharpening (
Only) .........................................................................
CF Card Format................................................................................................
The Playback Menu...........................................................................................
Using the Playback Menu .................................................................................
Slide Show .......................................................................................................
Delete ..............................................................................................................
Protect .............................................................................................................
Auto Transfer ...................................................................................................
The Setup Menu................................................................................................
Using the Setup Menu .....................................................................................
Welcome Screen ..............................................................................................
Brightness ........................................................................................................
Volume ............................................................................................................
Auto Off ..........................................................................................................
Video Mode .....................................................................................................
Reset All ..........................................................................................................
Technical Notes..................................................................................................
Optional Accessories ........................................................................................
Caring for Your Camera ...................................................................................
Error Messages.................................................................................................
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................
Specifications ...................................................................................................
Index .................................................................................................................
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Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX 3100 digital camera. This
manual has been written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon
digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it handy
when using the product.
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols
and conventions are used:
This icon marks tips, additional
information you may find helpful
when using your camera.
This icon marks notes, information
that you should read before using
your camera.
This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this
manual or in the Quick Start Guide.
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: http://www.nikon-euro.com/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers
to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in
your area. See the URL below for contact information:
http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/
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Before You Begin
This icon marks cautions, information you should read before use to
prevent damage to your camera.
Parts of the Camera
Power switch (
Mode dial (
12)
6)
Self-timer lamp (
Power-on lamp (
12)
Shutter-release
button ( 7)
26)
Built-in Speedlight (
Viewfinder (
24)
18)
Eyelet for camera
strap
Lens (
Memory card slot cover
( 10)
Attaching the Camera Strap
2
18)
Zoom (
Viewfinder (
Red ( ) lamp (
18)
20)
/ ) buttons
( 18)
Multi selector( /
( 7)
)
(play/transfer)
button ( 22, 45)
Before You Begin
Green (AF) lamp
( 20)
(
/
Batterychamber
cover
( 8)
Monitor
5, 18)
Battery-chamber
cover latch ( 8)
(delete) button
( 22, 23)
Interface connector cover
(monitor) button
( 5)
Tripod socket
( 25, 26)
(menu) button
( 56)
Interface connector cover
USB ( 46)/
Video-out (
44) connector
DC-in connector
( 9)
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The Monitor
Shooting
2
3 45
1
19
18
17
15
16
6
14
13
12
7
8
19
11
9
1 Zoom indicator ......................18
10 Flash mode .............................24
2 Focus indicator........................20
11 Image quality/size indicator .....58
3 Recording indicator .................21
12 Exposure compensation ..........62
2
4 “Date not set” icon ...............15
13 Sensitivity gain indicator5.........25
5 Camera shake icon3 ................25
14 Continuous shooting mode.....64
4
4
10
1
6 Battery level indicator .............12
15 Best Shot Selector (BSS)...........65
7 Self-timer indicator..................26
16 White balance.........................60
8 Date imprint indicator .............63
17 Macro close-up mode .............27
9 Number of exposures remaining/
length of movie...........16, 17, 51
18 Image sharpening ...................66
1 Displayed when zoom buttons are pressed.
2 Appears when camera clock has not been set.
3 Appears at slow shutter speeds to warn that pictures may be blurred.
4 Appears when batteries are running low.
5 Indicates that camera has raised sensitivity automatically.
19 Shooting mode ...................6, 16
Playback
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2
3
4
5
1 Current folder .........................23
6 Protect icon.............................74
2 File number and type ..............23
7 Print-order icon .......................48
3 Battery level indicator1.............12
8 Transfer icon ...........................75
4 Current frame number/
total number of frames ...........22
9 Time of recording..............14–15
10 Date of recording..............14–15
5 Image quality/size indicator .....58
1 Appears when batteries are running low.
Controlling the Monitor
To hide or display indicators in the monitor, press the
button. In
modes, you can also use the
button to turn the monitor off.
and
Monitor shows view
through lens only
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Monitor shows
current settings and
view through lens
Monitor off
and
(
modes only)
5
Before You Begin
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7
6
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The Mode Dial
Using the mode dial, you can select from eight shooting modes and setup
mode. Choose a shooting mode according to shooting conditions.
To select a mode, align the mode icon with the
“ ” mark next to the mode dial.
Manual ( 17, 56)
In addition to the shooting-menu options available
in auto mode, you have
access to such menu items
as white balance and image
sharpening.
Auto ( 16)
A simple “point-and-shoot”
mode in which the majority
of camera settings are controlled by the camera. Recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
Movie ( 51–52)
Make silent movies up to
40 s in length.
Scene ( 28, 34–37)
Choose from ten “scenes”
suited to different subjects
or shooting conditions and
let the camera do the rest.
Setup ( 77)
Choose this mode to display the setup menu, where
you can perform such tasks
as setting the camera clock
and
adjusting
monitor
brightness.
Portrait Assist
Landscape Assist
Sports Assist
Night Portrait Assist
Use framing assist to help
compose pictures suited
to a particular type of
subject ( 28–33).
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Navigating the Menus
The multi selector is used to navigate through the camera menus.
Move cursor up
Cancel and return to previous
menu, or move cursor left
Make selection or
move cursor right
Before You Begin
Move cursor down
The Shutter-Release Button
Your camera has a two stage shutter-release button. The camera sets focus
and exposure when the button is pressed halfway. The green (AF) lamp next
to the viewfinder will light when the focus operation is complete. Focus
and exposure will remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. To take the picture, press the shutter-release button the rest of the
way down.
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Inserting Batteries
Your camera uses:
• Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries (× 2), or
• non-rechargeable CRV3 lithium batteries (× 1)
3
1
1
Open the battery-chamber cover
Pressing the battery-chamber latch ( ; 1 ),
slide the battery-chamber cover out ( 2 ) and
flip it open ( 3 ).
2
Insert the batteries
Insert the batteries as shown in the label
inside the battery chamber.
3
Close the battery-chamber cover
Close the battery-chamber cover ( 1 ) and
slide it in until it latches ( 2 ). Be sure that the
battery-chamber cover is properly latched.
2
EN-MH1/AA
CRV3
1
2
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Replacing Batteries
Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp has gone out before
removing or inserting batteries.
Read Battery Warnings
Read and follow all warnings and instructions supplied by the battery manufacturer.
Damaged Batteries
The following batteries can not be used:
• Batteries with peeling or damaged insulation. Using
batteries with damaged insulation could result in
leakage, overheating, or rupture. Note that due to
manufacturing defects even new batteries may have
faulty insulation.
• Batteries with insulation that covers only the sides
of the battery and not the area around the negative
terminal.
First Steps
• Batteries with a flat negative terminal. Do not use
such batteries even if the insulation adequately covers
the area around the negative terminal.
EN-MH1 Batteries
Using an MH-70 battery charger, charge EN-MH1 batteries before first use. Charge
each pair of batteries at the same time — do not charge batteries one at a time or mix
batteries with different charges. Note that EN-MH1 batteries may discharge quickly
immediately after purchase or after the batteries have been left unused for an extended period. This is normal, and the batteries will retain a charge for longer periods after
being used and recharged several times. For more information on charging batteries,
see the documentation provided with the MH-70.
Alternative Power Sources
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-61 AC adapter
( 81). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC
adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage
to the camera.
• We recommend that you buy CRV3 lithium batteries as a back-up power source.
• The camera can also be used with a pair of ZR6 (AA) nickel-manganese batteries or
FR6/L91 (AA) lithium batteries.
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Inserting Memory Cards
Your Nikon digital camera stores pictures on CompactFlash™ memory cards.
1
Confirm that the camera is off
The power-on lamp should be off.
2
Open the memory card slot cover
3
Insert the memory card
Insert the memory card in the direction of the
arrow as shown in the label on the underside
of the memory card slot cover. The memory
card is fully inserted when the eject button is
level with the top of the memory card.
Inserting Memory Cards
Insert the memory card terminals first. Inserting the card upside down or backwards
could damage the camera or the card.
Check to be sure the card is in the correct
orientation.
Front
Direction of
insertion
Terminals
4
10
Close the memory card slot cover
Formatting Memory Cards
The memory card supplied with your camera is formatted at shipment. Other memory
cards must be formatted before first use. For information on formatting memory
cards, see “The Shooting Menu: CF Card Format” ( 67).
Removing Memory Cards
Memory cards can be removed without loss of data
when the camera is off. To remove memory cards, turn
the camera off and open the card slot cover ( 1 ). Press
the eject button to partially eject the card ( 2 ) and then
remove the card by hand. Note that memory cards may
become hot during use; observe due caution when removing memory cards.
1
2
Approved Memory Cards
In addition to the card provided with your camera, the following memory cards have
been tested and approved for use with your Nikon digital camera:
Nikon
SanDisk
Hitachi
(Renesas Compact FLASH HB28
Technology)
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of memory card. For more details on
the above cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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First Steps
Lexar
Media
EC-CF
All capacities
SDCFB
32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB
SDCFH Ultra
128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB, 384 MB, 512 MB
4× USB
16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB,
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
8× USB
12× USB
16× USB
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
24× USB
(including cards with
Write Acceleration)
Checking the Battery Level
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1
Turn the camera on
Rotate the power switch until it stops, then
gently release the switch. The power-on
lamp will light. Rotate the mode dial to a
setting other than
.
2
Check the battery level in the monitor
Display
NO ICON
Meaning
Batteries fully charged.
Low battery. Fewer shots
can be taken consecutively
in “continuous” mode; if
flash fires, monitor will turn
off while flash recharges.
Ready spare batteries.
WARNING ! !
Batteries exhausted. Replace
BATTERY
with fully-charged batteries.
EXHAUSTED
The red ( ) and green (AF) lamps will blink when
the “battery exhausted” warning is displayed.
The
Button
The camera can also be turned on by pressing the
button for about a second. Your
most recent picture will be displayed in the monitor ( 22).
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Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off when the power-on lamp is lit, rotate the power-on switch. Do
not remove the batteries or disconnect the AC adapter until the power-on lamp has
gone out.
Auto Power Off (Standby Mode)
If no operations are performed for thirty seconds (three minutes when menus are
displayed), the monitor will turn off automatically and the camera will enter standby
mode to reduce the drain on the batteries (when the camera is powered by an AC
adapter, the monitor will turn off after thirty minutes). While the camera is in standby
mode, the power-on lamp will blink. The camera will be reactivated when you:
• Rotate the power-on switch
• Press
or press the shutter-release button halfway
• Press the
button to view the last picture taken
• Press the MENU button to display the menu for the current mode
• Rotate the mode dial to select a new mode
The length of time before the camera enters standby mode can be changed using the
Auto off option in the setup menu ( 79).
The Power-on Lamp
When the power-on lamp is
On
Blinking
Off
The camera is
On
In standby mode
Off
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First Steps
If no operations are performed for three minutes after the camera enters standby
mode, the camera will turn off automatically and the power-on lamp will go out.
Basic Setup
Before using your camera for the first time, choose a language for camera
menus and messages and set the camera clock to the correct time and date.
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SET-UP
2
Welcome screen
SET-UP
Welcome screen
SET
En Language
En Language
Date
Date
SET
Rotate the mode dial to
and turn camera on.
3
Highlight Language.
LANGUAGE
4
De Deutsch
LANGUAGE
De Deutsch
En English
En English
SET
SET
Fr Français
Fr Français
Display options.
5
Choose language from Deutsch
(German), English, Français (French),
(Japanese), or Español (Spanish).
SET-UP
6
Welcome screen
En Language
SET-UP
Welcome screen
En Language
SET
Date
Return to setup menu.
SET
Date
Highlight Date.
The
Icon
If the (“date not set”) icon ( 4) flashes in the top right corner of the monitor when
the camera is in shooting mode, the date and time have not been set or the clock battery is exhausted. Set the camera clock as described above. Any pictures taken before
the clock has been set will have a time stamp of “0000.00.00 00:00.”
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DATE
7
M
Y
D
Y
D
Edit Year.
DATE
M
M
Y
Display DATE menu.
9
DATE
8
DATE
10
D
M
Y
D
SET
Select Month. Repeat steps 8–9 to
edit remaining items.
DATE
D M
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First Steps
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Highlight Y M D.
SET-UP
Welcome screen
Y
SET
En Language
SET
Date
Choose order in which Year, Month,
and Day will be displayed.
Return to setup menu.
The Clock Battery
When the main batteries are installed or the camera is powered by an AC adapter, the
clock battery will charge in about ten hours. When fully charged, the clock battery can
provide several days of back-up power.
Setting the Clock from Nikon View (Windows XP/Mac OS X Only)
If the camera is connected with the USB option set to PTP ( 45), Nikon View (version
6.0.0 or later) can be used to set the camera clock to the same time and date as the
computer. See the Nikon View Reference Manual for details.
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Step 1 —Select
Mode
This section details the basic steps involved in taking pictures in
(auto)
mode. In this automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode, the majority of camera
settings are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions,
producing optimal results in most situations.
1
Rotate the mode dial to
2
Turn the camera on
The power-on lamp will light and the monitor
will display a welcome screen ( 78). The
camera is ready to shoot when the monitor
shows the view through the camera lens.
Shooting mode
indicates auto mode.
Image quality/size
Choose from five options depending on
how you plan to use
the picture (
58).
The default setting
is .
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Flash mode
Choose from four modes depending on lighting and your creative
intent ( 24). The default setting
is
(auto).
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Number of exposures remaining
The number of pictures that can be
stored on a memory card depends
on the capacity of the card and the
option chosen for Image quality/
size ( 59).
Number of Exposures Remaining
If the number of exposures remaining is zero, the message “OUT OF MEMORY” will be
displayed in the monitor. No further pictures can be taken until you:
• choose a lower Image quality/size setting ( 58)
• insert a new memory card ( 10)
• delete some pictures ( 22–23, 72–73)
Mode
(manual) mode provides additional menu options
that give you full control over such settings as white
balance and image sharpening. See “The Shooting
Menu” ( 56).
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Step 2 — Frame the Picture
1
A
Don’t Block the Shot
To avoid dark or partially obscured pictures,
keep your fingers and other objects away
from the lens and flash window.
B
2
Zoom out
Zoom in
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Indicator in monitor shows
amount of zoom when either button is pressed
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Digital zoom
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Ready the camera
Hold the camera steadily in both hands.
Photographs can be framed in the monitor
A or the viewfinder B .
Frame your subject
Your Nikon digital camera is equipped with
two types of built-in zoom: optical zoom, in
which the camera’s telescoping lens can be
used to magnify the subject up to 3 ×, and
digital zoom, in which digital processing is
used to further magnify the image up to 4 ×,
for a total of 12 ×. Use the zoom buttons
to frame your subject in the center of the
monitor:
• Press the W button to zoom out from your
subject, increasing the area visible in the
frame.
• Press the T button to zoom in on your
subject so that it fills a larger area of the
frame.
• When the camera is zoomed in to maximum magnification, holding the T button
down for about two seconds will trigger
digital zoom. The zoom indicator will turn
yellow, and the green (AF) lamp next to
the viewfinder will blink. Use the T and W
buttons to adjust zoom in the digital zoom
range. To cancel digital zoom, press W
until the zoom indicator turns white.
Digital Zoom
In digital zoom, data from the camera’s image sensor are processed digitally, enlarging
the center portion of the picture to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom
does not increase the amount of detail visible in the picture. Instead, details visible
at maximum optical zoom are simply enlarged, producing a slightly “grainy” image.
Note that the effects of digital zoom are not visible in the viewfinder—use the monitor when framing pictures with digital zoom. Digital zoom is not available when the
monitor is off or when Multi-Shot 16-1 or Multi-Shot 16-2 is selected in the CONTINUOUS menu ( 64).
When Lighting Is Poor
When lighting is poor, sensitivity is raised to compensate and the image in the monitor
may be slightly mottled. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
Monitor or Viewfinder?
Use the monitor to confirm camera settings at a glance while at the same time viewing
an image that shows how the final picture will appear. This is particularly useful when
the image in the viewfinder does not accurately reflect what will appear in the final
picture, for example when:
• your subject is less than a meter (3´3˝) from the camera
• digital zoom is in effect
Use the viewfinder when you want to save power by turning the monitor off ( 5), or
when bright ambient lighting makes it difficult to see the display in the monitor.
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Step 3 — Focus and Shoot
1
Red ( ) lamp
With the shutter-release button pressed
halfway, check focus and flash. Focus is
indicated by the green AF (autofocus) lamp
next to the viewfinder and by the focus indicator in the monitor. Flash status is indicated
by the red (flash-ready) lamp next to the
viewfinder.
Green (AF) lamp
Red ( ) lamp
Focus indicator
Green (AF) lamp/
focus indicator
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2
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Focus
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
mode, the
set focus and exposure. In
camera will automatically focus on the subject at the center of the frame. Focus and
exposure will lock while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
Flash will fire when picture
is taken.
Flash charging. Briefly lift
Blinks finger from shutter-release
button, then try again.
Off Flash off or not required.
On Subject in focus.
Camera unable to focus on
subject at center of frame.
Using focus lock, focus on
Flashes
another subject at same
distance, then recompose
picture and shoot.
On
Take the picture
Press the shutter release button the rest of
the way down to take the picture. To prevent blur, press the shutter-release button
down smoothly.
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded to the memory card, a
(recording) or (wait) icon
will be displayed in the monitor. You can continue to take pictures until the icon
is displayed. Do not turn the camera off, eject the memory card, or remove or
disconnect the power source while the
or icon is displayed. Cutting power
or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in
damage to the camera or card.
Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus performs best when there is contrast between the subject and the background and the subject is evenly lit. It does not perform well if the subject is very dark
or moving rapidly, if there are objects of sharply differing brightness in the scene (e.g.,
the sun is behind your subject and their features are in deep shadow), or if there are
several objects at different distances from the camera at the center of the frame (e.g.,
your subject is inside a cage).
Focusing on Off-Center Subjects: Focus Lock
If your subject is not at the center of the frame when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, your picture may be out of focus. To focus on an off-center subject:
1 Focus
Position the subject in the center of the frame and
press the shutter-release button halfway.
10
2 Check the green (AF) lamp and focus indicator
3 Recompose the picture
NORMAL
10
Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway, recompose your picture. Do not change the
distance between the camera and your subject
while focus lock is in effect. If your subject moves,
remove your finger from the shutter-release button
and focus again at the new distance.
4 Take the picture
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way
down to shoot.
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With the shutter-release button pressed halfway,
check that the green (AF) lamp and focus indicator
glow steadily, indicating that the subject is in focus.
Focus and exposure will remain locked while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Step 4 —View the Results
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1
Press the
2
View pictures in the monitor
Your most recent picture will be displayed
in the monitor. To view additional pictures,
press the multi selector down or right to
view pictures in the order recorded, up or
left to view pictures in reverse order. To scroll
quickly to a particular frame number without
viewing the intervening pictures, press and
hold the multi selector.
button
To cancel full-screen playback and return to
shooting mode, press the
button again.
DELETE
Erase
1 image(s)?
No
Yes
Done
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SET
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
To delete the picture displayed in the monitor, press the button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press the multi selector
up or down to highlight YES and then press
the multi selector to the right. To exit without deleting the picture, highlight NO and
press the multi selector to the right.
Deleting Your Last Shot
At any time during shooting, you can press the
button to delete the last picture taken. The confirmation dialog shown at right will be displayed. Delete
the picture as described opposite under “Deleting
Unwanted Pictures.”
DELETE
Erase
1 image(s)?
No
Yes
SET
Playback Tip
Pictures are displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory card.
This makes it possible to scroll rapidly through the pictures in memory without waiting
for each image to be displayed at full resolution.
The first and last pictures in memory are linked. Pressing the multi selector up or left
when the first picture in memory is displayed will take you to the last picture. Pressing
the multi selector down or right when the last picture is displayed takes you to the
first picture.
Image File and Folder Names
On the memory card, pictures are identified by file names with three parts: a four letter
identifier, a four-digit file number assigned automatically by the camera in ascending
order, and a three-letter extension (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”).
Pictures are stored in folders created automatically by the camera and named with a
three-digit folder number followed by “NIKON” (e.g., “100NIKON”). Folders can hold
up to 200 pictures; if you take a picture when the current folder contains 200 pictures,
a new folder will be created by adding one to the current folder number. If you take
a picture when the current folder contains a picture numbered 9999, a new folder will
be created and file numbering will begin again from 0001. If file numbering reaches
9999 when the memory card contains a folder numbered 999, no further pictures can
be taken until the memory card has been formatted ( 67) or a new memory card
inserted.
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Picture type
Identifier Extension
Still picture
DSCN
.JPG
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Original
Movie
DSCN
.MOV
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Copy created using Pic. enhance menu option
FSCN
.JPG
41
Copy
Small copy
SSCN
.JPG
42
Cropped copy
RSCN
.JPG
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When a picture is viewed in the monitor, the file number and extension appear in the
top right corner of the display. The identifier is not displayed, but is visible when the
picture is transferred to a computer.
When Lighting Is Poor: Using the Flash
The following flash modes are available:
Mode
AUTO
Auto
How it works
When to use it
Flash fires when lightBest choice in most situations.
ing is poor.
Use for portraits (works best when
Flash fires several times
subject is well within range of flash
Auto with at low intensity before
and looking at pre-flash). Not recomred-eye
main flash, reducing
mended when quick shutter response
reduction “red-eye.”
is required.
Use to capture natural lighting under
dim light or where use of flash is proFlash will not fire even
Flash Cancel
hibited. If (camera shake) icon apwhen lighting is poor.
(off)
pears, care should be taken to avoid
blurring.
Flash fires whenever Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows
Anytime Flash
picture is taken.
and back-lit subjects.
(fill flash)
To select the flash mode:
1
2
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Display flash-mode menu.
Exit menu. Flash mode shown by icon
at bottom of monitor.
3
19
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19
Highlight desired mode (to exit without changing mode, wait two seconds or press multi selector to left).
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Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency)
“Sensitivity” is a measure of how quickly the camera
responds to light. Your Nikon digital camera normally
has a sensitivity roughly equivalent to film with an ISO
50 rating. When lighting is poor and the flash is off
( ), the camera will automatically increase sensitivity,
permitting faster exposures and minimizing blur caused
by inadvertent camera movement (camera shake). An
ISO icon will appear in the monitor to warn that the
picture may be slightly mottled.
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The (Camera Shake) Icon
When lighting is poor and the flash is off ( ), shutter
speeds will slow and pictures may be blurred. If the
shutter speed required for exposure is very slow, a
(camera shake) warning will appear in the monitor. Use
of a tripod or support is recommended.
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Flash Range
Flash range varies with zoom position. When the camera is zoomed all the way out,
the flash has a range of 0.4 – 3.0 m (1´4˝ – 9´10˝). The range at maximum zoom is
0.4 – 1.7 m (1´4˝ – 5´7˝).
Close-Ups
The flash may not be able to light the entire subject at distances of less than 40 cm
(1´4˝). When taking close-ups, play each picture back after shooting to check the
results.
Flash Mode Selection
Depending on the mode selected, the flash mode may change automatically when
you choose a new shooting mode ( 30–37, 51). In
(manual) mode, the camera
“remembers” the current flash mode setting even when the camera is turned off. The
most recent setting will automatically be restored whenever the mode dial is set to
, unless the Reset all option in the setup menu is used to restore default settings
( 80). In
(auto) mode, the camera only stores the flash mode if the flash fires
at a setting of
(auto with red-eye reduction). If AUTO is not selected before the
camera is turned off, the flash will be set to
the next time the camera is turned
on. Otherwise the flash mode will automatically be set to AUTO.
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Taking a Self-Portrait: Using the Self-Timer
When the self-timer is on, pictures are taken ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. This can be used to allow you to appear in your own
pictures or to prevent close-up or low-light shots from being blurred by the
camera movement that occurs when the shutter-release button is pressed.
When using this option, you should either mount the camera on a tripod
(recommended) or rest it on a flat, level surface.
1
2
19
Display self-timer menu.
19
Highlight
ON (to exit without
changing mode, wait two seconds or
press multi selector to left).
3
4
19
19
Exit menu. Self-timer icon is dis- Frame picture and start timer. Countplayed in monitor.
down timer shows number of seconds
remaining until picture is taken.
Focus and exposure lock when the shutter-release button is pressed. The self-timer lamp on
the front of the camera will blink until one second before the picture is taken, staying lit during
the final second to warn that the shutter is about
to be released.
The Self-Timer
The self-timer is not available in some shooting modes (
32, 37, 51).
Stopping the Self-Timer
To stop the timer before the picture is taken, press the shutter-release button.
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Easy Close-ups: Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up mode is used for taking close-up shots of small objects at
very short distances (minimum 4 cm/1.6˝).
1
2
19
Display macro close-up menu.
19
Highlight
ON (to exit without
changing setting, wait two seconds
or press multi selector to left).
3
4
19
19
Exit menu.
icon appears in monitor Frame picture. If camera is zoomed
when camera is in macro close-up.
out until
icon turns green, camera
can focus at distance of 4 cm/1.6˝.
Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up is not available in some shooting modes (
31, 32, 34–37).
At short ranges, the viewfinder does not show the image that will appear in the final
picture. Use the monitor for close-ups.
In macro close-up mode, the camera focuses continuously, even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway.
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Assist and Scene Modes
Your Nikon digital camera offers a choice of ten “scene” and four “assist”
modes. In these modes, camera settings are automatically optimized for the
selected subject type, sparing you the necessity of adjusting settings one-byone.
Assist Modes
Assist modes are chosen by rotating the mode dial to the desired mode.
Framing assist options are available to help you compose your shots.
Mode
Description
Use for portraits in which the main subject stands out
Portrait assist
clearly while background details are softened.
Use to enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in skyLandscape assist scapes, forests, and other landscape shots, or to take
portraits that feature a landmark in the background.
Use for sports shots that freeze motion in rapidlySports assist
moving subjects.
Night portrait assist Use for portraits taken against a dimly-lit backdrop.
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31
32
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Scene Modes
Scene modes are selected by rotating the mode dial to
desired scene from a menu.
Mode
Party/Indoor
Beach/Snow
Sunset
Dusk/Dawn
Night landscape
Close up
Museum
Fireworks show
Copy
Back light
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and selecting the
Description
Use to capture background details or the effects of
candlelight and other indoor lighting.
Use for bright subjects such as snowfields, beaches,
and sunlit expanses of water.
Use to preserve the deep hues seen in sunsets and
sunrises.
Use to preserve the colors seen in the weak natural
light before sunrise and after sunset.
Use when taking landscape shots at night.
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other small objects.
Use where flash photography is prohibited.
Use to capture the expanding burst of light from a
firework.
Use to copy text and line drawings.
Use when light is coming from behind your subject,
throwing their features into shadow.
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35
35
35
36
36
36
37
37
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Framing Assist
The four assist modes offer a selection of framing
assist options that allow you to compose pictures
with the help of framing guides displayed in the
monitor. To use framing assist, rotate the mode
dial to the desired mode and follow the steps
below.
1
2
PORTRAIT
SET
After selecting mode, display framing assist
menu (to display menu selection screen,
press multi selector to left; 56).
3
Assist modes
Portrait
close-up
SET
Choose composition type. Current
selection shown by large icon and
caption.
4
19
Make selection and return to shooting mode. Framing guide appears in
monitor.
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When taking pictures, position subject or subjects in framing guide as
described on following pages.
Using the Guides
Your subject does not have to fit exactly in the framing guides. When framing pictures, pay attention to your surroundings; be careful not to trip and fall.
Assist Modes
Depending on your subject, assist modes may not always produce the desired results.
If results are not to your satisfaction, choose
(auto) or
(manual) and try
again.
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Framing Assist
Portrait Assist
(portrait assist) mode helps you frame portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly
while background details are softened, lending
the composition a sense of depth (the degree of
softening depends on the amount of light available). A framing assist menu helps you frame
off-center subjects and compose tall or wide
shots and two-person portraits.
PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT
No guides are displayed
SET
in monitor. Camera focuses on subject in center of frame; focus lock can be used to
focus on off-center subjects.
Portrait left
Portrait
left
Use to compose shot
SET
with subject centered
in left half of frame.
Camera will focus on subject in framing guide.
Portrait right
Portrait
right
Use to compose shot
SET
with subject centered
in right half of frame.
Camera will focus on subject in framing guide.
Portrait close-up
Portrait
close-up
Use to compose shot
SET
with your subject’s face
positioned in top half of
frame. Camera will focus on face area
in framing guide.
Portrait couple
Portrait
couple
Use to compose shot
with two subjects positioned
side-by-side.
Camera will focus on closest subject.
Portrait figure
Use to compose shot
with camera held as
shown at right and subject’s face in top half of
frame. Camera will focus on face area in framing guide.
SET
Portrait figure
Flash Mode Selection in
Mode
Flash mode defaults to
(auto with red-eye reduction). Other modes can be
selected.
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Framing Assist
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Landscape Assist
(landscape assist) mode helps you frame vivid
landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors,
and contrast. A framing assist menu helps
you frame not only natural landscapes but also
cityscapes and portrait shots featuring a landmark in the background.
LANDSCAPE
No guides are displayed in monitor. Use to focus on distant objects
through foreground objects such as windows or a screen of branches.
Focus is fixed at infinity.
Use to compose landscapes with sky in top third of frame, distant objects in middle third, and closer objects in bottom third. Match top of
skyline with wavy yellow guide.
LANDSCAPE
Scenic view
SET
Architecture
Use to photograph buildings. A grid is displayed in the monitor to
help keep verticals and horizontals aligned with the frame.
SET
Group right
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to right and landmark
or other object in background at left of frame. Both portrait subject
and background object will be in focus.
Group left
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to left and landmark
or other object in background at right of frame. Both portrait subject
and background object will be in focus.
Flash Mode Selection in
Mode
The flash turns off ( ) automatically in
Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up turns off automatically in
SET
Group left
SET
mode.
mode.
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Framing Assist
Sports Assist
(sports assist) mode is used for dynamic action
shots that capture moving objects. The assist
menu lets you freeze the action in a single shot
or record motion in a series of pictures.
SPORTS
SPORTS
While shutter-release button is held down, pictures are recorded at
rate of about 3 frames every 2 seconds (rate of shooting will slow
when icon is displayed). Focus, exposure, and white balance are
determined by first shot in each series. Camera focuses continuously, even when
shutter-release button is not pressed.
Sport
spectator
Shutter-release button can be pressed in one motion without pausSET
ing halfway to check focus. Use at ranges of 3 m (9´10˝) or more
when subject is moving unpredictably, leaving you no time to compose pictures. Camera focuses continuously, even when shutter-release button is
not pressed.
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes 16 shots in
about two seconds and arranges them in four rows to form a single
picture. Focus, exposure, and white balance are determined by first
shot in each series.
Sport
composite
Flash Mode Selection in
Mode
The flash turns off ( ) automatically in
mode; other modes can be selected.
The Self-Timer
The self-timer turns off automatically in
mode.
Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up turns off automatically in
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mode.
SET
Framing Assist
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Night Portrait Assist
(night portrait assist) mode is used for taking
portrait shots at night, when it provides a natural
balance between the main subject and the background. Pictures taken at slow shutter speeds
are adjusted to improve quality, slightly increasing processing time; to prevent blurring, mount
the camera on a tripod or rest it on a flat, stable
surface. For more information on framing assist
options, see “ Portrait Assist” ( 30).
Flash Mode Selection in
Mode
Flash mode is automatically set to
(auto with red-eye reduction).
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Scene Mode
(scene) mode offers a menu of ten
“scenes,” each corresponding to a common situation, such as a backlit subject, sunset, or interior
shot. Camera settings are automatically adjusted
to suit the selected scene, sparing you the necessity of adjusting each setting separately. To take
pictures in scene mode, rotate the mode dial to
and follow the steps below.
1
2
Party/Indoor
Scene mode
Beach/Snow
SET
Display scene menu (to display menu
selection screen, press multi selector to
left;
56).
3
SET
Choose scene. Current selection
shown by large icon and caption.
4
19
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Make selection and return to shooting mode. Selected scene shown by
icon at top left corner of monitor.
Take pictures.
Depending on the scene selected, restrictions may apply to flash mode ( ;
24), macro close-up ( ;
27), or the self-timer ( ;
26). These restrictions are noted on the pages that follow.
The (Camera Shake) Icon
When the icon appears in the monitor, pictures may be blurred. In this section, the
precautions that you can take to avoid blur are indicated by stars:
✭ hold camera in both hands and brace elbows against your body
✭ ✭ use a tripod or rest the camera on a flat, level surface.
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The following scenes are available:
Party/Indoor
Use for shots that include details of the background, or to
capture the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
✭
OFF
No restrictions
Vividly captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields, beaches, or sunlit expanses of water. Flash mode
automatically set to AUTO; other modes can be selected.
No restrictions
OFF
No restrictions
Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
✭
OFF
No restrictions
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
✭
Pictures taken at slow shutter speeds are processed to improve quality,
slightly increasing time before pictures are saved to memory card.
OFF
No restrictions
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Scene Mode
Night landscape
A slow shutter speed is used to produce stunning night
landscapes. Focus is fixed at infinity.
✭ ✭
Pictures taken at slow shutter speeds are processed to improve quality,
slightly increasing time before pictures are saved to memory card.
OFF
No restrictions
Close up
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other small objects, with the background artistically blurred. Flash mode automatically set to AUTO; other
✭
modes can be selected.
Camera focuses continuously, even when shutter-release button is not
pressed halfway. Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position. To
focus on objects as close as 4 cm/1.6˝ to the lens, adjust zoom until the
macro close-up icon ( ) in monitor turns green.
No restrictions
ON
No restrictions
Museum
Flash turns off ( ) automatically. Use this mode indoors
where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in museums and art galleries) or in other indoor settings in which
✭
you do not want to use the flash.
• The Best Shot Selector (BSS;
65) turns on automatically, reducing the
effects of inadvertent camera movement.
• Macro close-up turn off automatically; other modes can be selected.
• Photography may be prohibited altogether in some settings. Be sure to
obtain permission first.
No restrictions
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No restrictions
Scene Mode
Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding
burst of light from a firework. The camera responds more
rapidly to the shutter-release button, ensuring that you can
✭ ✭
capture the start of the burst.
• Focus is fixed at infinity.
• Follow the firework as it ascends and press the shutter-release button all
the way down at the start of the burst.
OFF
OFF
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board
or in printed matter such as a business card.
• Flash and macro close-up turn off automatically; other modes can be
selected.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well in the final picture.
No restrictions
No restrictions
No restrictions
Back light
Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing their features into shadow, or when your subject is in
the shade but the background is brightly lit. The flash will
fire automatically to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
OFF
No restrictions
Scene Mode
Depending on your subject, scene mode may not always produce the desired results. If
(auto) or
(manual) and try again.
results are not to your satisfaction, choose
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Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Pressing the
(W) button in full-screen playback displays the pictures on the memory card
in “contact sheets” of four thumbnail images.
The following operations can be performed while
thumbnails are displayed:
To
Highlight
pictures
Change number
of pictures
displayed
Delete
highlighted
picture
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Press
Description
Press multi selector up, down, left, or right to
highlight pictures.
(W)
With four thumbnails displayed, press
button once to view nine thumbnails. Press
(W)/
(T) to “zoom in” from nine thumbnails to four
(T)
thumbnail-view or, when four thumbnails are displayed, to view highlighted picture full screen.
DELETE
Confirmation dialog will
be displayed. Press multi
selector up or down to
highlight option, press to
right to select.
Erase
1 image(s)?
No
Yes
SET
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Delete
picture
be displayed. Press multi
selector up or down to
highlight option, press to
right to select.
Erase
1 image(s)?
No
Yes
SET
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More on Playback
Use the button to zoom in on still images displayed in full-screen playback. While the picture
is zoomed in, you can save a cropped copy of
the picture that contains only the portion of the
image visible in the monitor. Playback zoom and
cropping are not available when the current picture is a movie or a copy created using the small
picture option ( 42, 53). Cropped and edited copies can not be further
cropped.
To
Press
Description
Zoom increases each time button is pressed, to
a maximum of 6 ×. While image is zoomed in,
(T)
Zoom in
icon and zoom ratio are displayed in top left
corner of monitor.
Use multi selector to scroll to areas of picture not
View other
visible in monitor. To use multi selector to view
areas of picture
other pictures, cancel zoom.
Zoom decreases each time button is pressed. To
(W) cancel zoom, zoom picture out until entire picture
Zoom out
is displayed.
Press shutter-release button to create new picture Save edited image as
containing only portion of a copy?
picture visible in monitor.
Shutter
No
Crop picture
Confirmation dialog will
button
Yes
be displayed; press multi
SET
selector up or down to
highlight option, press to
right to select.
DELETE
Confirmation dialog will
The Picture Enhance Menu
Using the options in the picture enhance menu, you can create reduced or
cropped copies of the picture displayed in the monitor. You can also produce
a copy in black-and-white or sepia or create a retouched copy by adding softfocus effects. To view the picture enhance menu:
1
2
PLAYBACK MENU
SET
PIC. ENHANCE MENU
Display menu selection screen.
3
Pic. enhance menu
SET
Photo trim
PIC. ENHANCE MENU
SET
Select PIC. ENHANCE MENU.
PIC. ENHANCE MENU
Small pic
PLAYBACK MENU
To make a selection from the picture
enhance menu, press the multi selector up or down to highlight an option,
then press the multi selector to the
right.
Display options.
Copies are independent of the original image: deleting the copy has no effect
on the original, deleting the original no effect on the copy. The copy will be
created with the same transfer marking and date and time of creation as the
original; print and protect attributes will be off.
Movies
Pressing the MENU button with a movie displayed in full-screen playback or highlighted in the thumbnail list will display a menu selection screen containing PLAYBACK
MENU and MOVIE TRIM MENU options ( 54). The PIC. ENHANCE MENU will not
be available.
Viewing Copies on Other Cameras
Copies may not display or transfer correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon
digital camera.
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Retouching Pictures
Selecting Pic. enhance menu from the picture enhance menu displays the
following retouch options:
Option
Description
Creates copy of picture in which objects in center
Halo filter
remain in focus, while other areas of the picture
are lightened and softened.
Monochrome filter Creates copy of picture in black-and-white.
Sepia filter
Creates copy of picture in sepia.
2
Halo filter
SET
Highlight option. Current selection
shown by large icon and caption.
Save edited image as
a copy?
No
Yes
SET
Confirmation dialog displayed. Select Yes to create retouched copy, No
to exit without creating copy.
To view the new, retouched copy, press the multi selector down until the
copy is displayed. The copy will be displayed after the last picture recorded.
Copies are stored as NORMAL-quality JPEG files (compression ratio 1 : 8) with
names of the form “FSCNnnnn.JPG,” where “nnnn” is a four-digit number
assigned automatically by the camera.
Picture Enhance
Picture enhance options can not be used with resized copies, cropped copies, or with
copies created using the options in the PIC. ENHANCE MENU.
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Small Picture
To create a small copy of a picture, select Small pic from the picture enhance
menu or press the shutter-release button while a still image is displayed in
full-screen playback. The following resize options are available:
Option
Size (pixels)
Description
Copy can be displayed full-screen on television
640 × 480 640 × 480
or 13˝ monitor with no drop in quality.
Suited to display on web pages. Small file size
320 × 240 320 × 240 reduces time needed to display picture in web
browser.
Copy can be sent and received quickly as email attachment. Where application supports
160 × 120 160 × 120
display of JPEG images, picture can be viewed
in message window.
1
SMALL PIC
2
Save edited image as
a copy?
No
Yes
Highlight option.
SET
Confirmation dialog displayed. Select Yes to create resized copy, No to
exit without creating copy.
To view the new, resized copy, press the multi selector down until the copy
is displayed. The copy will be displayed after the last picture recorded (in
thumbnail playback, small pictures are indicated by a gray border). To reduce
file size, copies are stored on the memory card as BASIC-quality JPEG files
(compression ratio 1 : 16). Copies are stored in separate files on the memory
card with names of the form “SSCNnnnn.JPG,” where “nnnn” is a four-digit
number assigned automatically by the camera.
Copies can not be viewed or cropped using playback zoom.
Small Picture
Small pictures can not be created from resized copies, cropped copies, or from copies
created using the options in the PIC. ENHANCE MENU.
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Cropping Pictures
When Photo trim is selected from the picture enhance menu, the current
picture will be displayed full screen.
1
2
3
Scroll picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2
until desired portion of image is displayed in monitor.
Save edited image as
a copy?
No
Yes
To view the new, cropped copy, press
the multi selector down until the copy
is displayed. The copy will be displayed after the last picture recorded.
SET
Confirmation dialog displayed. Select Yes to create cropped copy, No to
exit without creating copy.
Cropped pictures are stored as NORMAL-quality JPEG files (compression
ratio 1 : 8). Depending on the size of the original and the zoom ratio at
the time the copy was created, copies will be 2,048 × 1,536, 1,600 × 1,200,
1,280 × 960, 1,024 × 768, 640 × 480, 320 × 240, or 160 × 120 pixels in size.
Copies are stored in separate files on the memory card with names of the
form “RSCNnnnn.JPG,” where “nnnn” is a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera.
Pictures can also be cropped as described in “Taking a Closer Look: Playback
Zoom” ( 39).
Photo Trim
Resized copies, cropped copies, and copies created using the options in the PIC. ENHANCE MENU can not be cropped.
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Zoom picture in and out.
Viewing Pictures on TV
Using the EG-CP11 video cable included with your camera, you can connect
the camera to a television or video-cassette recorder (VCR).
Choosing a Video Mode
The Video mode item in the camera setup menu offers a choice of NTSC
and PAL standards ( 80). Be sure that the standard selected matches that
used in the device.
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1
Turn the camera off
Turn the camera off before connecting or
disconnecting the video cable.
2
Connect the video cable
Open the interface cover and insert the black
plug into the camera’s interface connector,
the yellow plug into the video-in jack on the
television or VCR.
3
Tune the television to the video channel
If in doubt, consult the documentation for
your television or VCR.
4
Turn the camera on
Press the
button for about a second to
turn the camera on. The camera monitor
will remain off and the television will display
the image normally shown in the monitor. If
the camera is connected to a VCR, images
can be recorded to video tape.
Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Using the UC-E6 USB cable and Nikon View software provided with your
camera, you can view your photographs and movies on a computer. Before
you can transfer (copy) pictures to your computer, you will need to install
Nikon View. For more information on installing Nikon View and transferring
pictures to your computer, see the Quick Start Guide and the Nikon View
Reference Manual.
Before Connecting the Camera
SET-UP
USB
SET-UP
Welcome screen
CF card format
SET
En Language
SET
Date
Operating system
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Mac OS X 10.1.3–10.2
Mac OS X 10.1.2
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Mac OS 9 (9.0 – 9.2)
PTP
Mass Storage
SET
Video mode
Pictures transferred using:
Camera
Nikon View
( ) button
button
Choose Mass Storage or PTP.
Choose PTP.
—*
* Pictures can not be transferred using camera
Nikon View
button to transfer pictures.
Choose Mass
Storage or PTP.
Choose Mass Storage.
button in Mac OS X 10.1.2. Use
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Pictures can be copied from the camera to the computer by:
• Pressing the button on the camera ( 75)
• Clicking the
button in Nikon View
Which method you will use depends on your computer’s operating system
and the USB option selected in the camera setup menu. After consulting
the following table, select the appropriate option using the USB item in the
camera setup menu. The default option is Mass Storage.
Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Connecting the USB Cable
Turn the computer on and wait for it to start up. After confirming that the
camera is off, connect the UC-E6 USB cable as shown below. Connect the
camera directly to the computer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub or
keyboard.
UC-E6 USB cable
You can now turn the camera on and transfer pictures as described in the
Quick Start Guide.
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Mac OS 9 (9.0–9.2)
Do NOT select PTP when connecting the camera to a computer running one of the
above operating systems. If you have connected the camera to a computer running
one of the above operating systems with PTP selected in the USB menu, disconnect
the camera as described below. Be sure to select Mass Storage before reconnecting
the camera.
Windows 2000 Professional
A dialog will be displayed welcoming you to the Found New Hardware Wizard. Click
Cancel to close the dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
After displaying a message stating that the hardware information database is being
updated, the computer will start the Add New Hardware Wizard. Click Cancel to exit
the wizard, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
The Add New Hardware Wizard will be displayed. Click Cancel to exit the wizard, and
then disconnect the camera.
Mac OS 9 (9.0 – 9.2)
A dialog will be displayed stating that the computer is unable to use the driver needed
for the “Nikon Digital Camera E3100_PTP” USB device. Click Cancel to close the
dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Disconnecting the Camera
If PTP is selected in the USB menu, you can turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable once transfer is complete. If you have not changed the
USB option in the camera setup menu from its default setting of Mass Storage, you must remove the camera from the system as shown below before
turning the camera off or disconnecting the cable.
Windows 2000 Professional
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( ) in
the taskbar and select Stop USB Mass Storage
Device from the menu that appears.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( ) in
the taskbar and select Stop USB Disk from the
menu that appears.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
In My Computer, click with the right mouse
button on the removable disk corresponding to
the camera and select Eject from the menu that
appears.
Mac OS X
Drag the “NO_NAME” camera volume into the
Trash.
Mac OS X
Mac OS 9
Mac OS 9
Drag the “untitled” camera volume into the
Trash.
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Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP
Professional
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon ( ) in
the taskbar and select Safely remove USB Mass
Storage Device from the menu that appears.
Printing Pictures
Pictures taken with your Nikon digital camera can be printed and enjoyed in
the same way as pictures taken with a film camera. Using the Print set option in the camera playback menu, you can specify the pictures to be printed,
the number of prints, and the information to be included with each print.
The pictures can then be printed by inserting the camera memory card into
any device that supports Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), be it your personal photo printer or your photofinisher’s print system.
To create a digital print order, press the MENU button during playback and
select PLAYBACK MENU from the menu selection screen ( 68), then follow
the steps below.
1
PLAYBACK MENU
Print set
2
PRINT SET
Print selected
SET
SET
Delete print set
Slide show
Delete
Highlight Print set.
3
Display PRINT SET menu.
PRINT SET
4
PRINT SELECTION
Print selected
SET
Delete print set
Set
Highlight Print selected.
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
“Delete print set”
To cancel the current print order, highlight Delete print set in the PRINT SET menu and
press the multi selector to the right. Print marking will be removed from all pictures in
the current print order; the pictures themselves will not be deleted.
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5
PRINT SELECTION
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon.
Use zoom buttons to specify number
of prints (up to 9). To deselect picture,
press W button when number of prints
is 1. Repeat steps 5–7 to select additional
pictures. To exit without altering print
order, press
button.
Done
PRINT SET
Done
SET
Date
Info
Done
:ON
:ON
Press
to complete print order and
display menu of print options.
• To print date of recording on all pictures in print order, highlight Date
and press multi selector to right.
Check will appear in box next to
item.
• To print shutter speed and aperture
on all pictures in print order, highlight Info and press multi selector to
right. Check will appear in box next
to item.
• To deselect checked item, highlight
and press multi selector to right.
To complete print order and return to
playback, highlight Done and press
multi selector to right. To exit without
altering print order, press
button.
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PRINT SELECTION
Set
8
PRINT SELECTION
Set
Done
Highlight picture.
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6
Printing Pictures
Print Set
If you display the PRINT SET menu after creating a print order, the Date and Info options will be reset.
“Date”
If Date is selected, the date of recording will appear on
pictures printed using DPOF. The date is based on the
photo information recorded with the picture, and will
not be correct if the camera clock was set incorrectly
when the picture was taken ( 14–15). The date will
not be printed if the print system does not support the
DPOF date function.
The date stamp recorded when Date or Date and time is selected for Date imprint
( 63) forms a permanent part of the image and will appear whenever the pictures
are printed, even if the printer does not spport the DPOF date function. Print set can
not be used to print the time and date of recording on pictures recorded when Date
or Date and time is selected for Date imprint.
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Recording Movies
To record silent movies up to forty seconds in length:
REC
Rotate the mode dial to
2
Turn the camera on
The exposure count display in the monitor
shows the length of the movie that can be
recorded.
3
Start recording
Press the shutter-release button all the way
down to start recording. During recording,
a ●REC icon will be displayed and progress
will be shown by the indicator at the bottom
of the monitor.
4
End recording
Press the shutter-release button all the way
down a second time to end recording. Recording will end automatically after forty
seconds (twenty seconds when TV movie
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(640) is selected;
memory is available on the memory card.
Flash Mode Selection in
Mode
The flash turns off ( ) automatically when movie mode is selected.
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom can not be used while recording is in progress.
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Movies
1
Recording Movies
The type of movie recorded can be selected from the following options:
Option
Description
Small movie (320) Movies are recorded at a rate of 15 frames per second.
(default option) Each frame has a size of 320 × 240 pixels.
Movies are recorded at a rate of 15 frames per second.
Vertical interlacing is used to achieve a size of 640 × 480
TV movie (640)
pixels, suitable for television playback. The maximum
length for movies recorded using this option is 20 s.
Movies are recorded in black and white at a rate of 15
B/W movie (320) frames per second. Each frame has a size of 320 × 240
pixels; file size is the same as for small movies.
Movies are recorded in sepia at a rate of 5 frames per
Sepia movie (320) second. Each frame has a size of 320 × 240 pixels; file
size is the same as for small movies.
1
MOVIE
Small movie (320)
TV movie (640)
B/W movie (320)
Sepia movie (320)
Display MOVIE menu.
3
2
SET
MOVIE
Small movie (320)
TV movie (640)
B/W movie (320)
Sepia movie (320)
SET
Highlight option.
Return to shooting mode.
Movies
Movies are recorded as Quick Time movie files with the extension “.MOV” and can be
played back on a computer after transfer.
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Viewing Movies
During playback, movies are indicated by a
icon. When displayed full screen in the monitor,
movies can be played back using the zoom buttons and the multi selector. Movies can not be
played back when thumbnails are displayed.
To
Start playback
Stop playback
Pause/resume
playback
Rewind
2003.03.06
14:20
100NIKON
0001.MOV
Press
Description
When movie ends, final frame is displayed for
(T) about one second, followed by still image of first
frame.
(W) Stop movie and return to single-image playback.
Pressing multi selector down while movie is in
progress pauses display. To resume, press multi
selector down again.
Press and hold to rewind movie.
Press and hold to fast forward through movie.
Playback ends at last frame; once playback has
ended, first frame of movie will be displayed.
Rewind movie
one frame
When movie is paused, press multi selector once
to left to rewind movie one frame.
Advance movie
one frame
When movie is paused, press multi selector once
to right to advance movie one frame. If last frame
of movie is displayed, pressing multi selector to
right ends movie playback and displays first frame
of movie.
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Movies
Fast forward
Editing Movies
To cut the beginning or end from a movie, press the menu button after
displaying the movie full frame or highlighting it in thumbnail playback (to
skip directly to step 6, display a movie in single-frame playback and press the
shutter-release button).
1
2
PLAYBACK MENU
PLAYBACK MENU
MOVIE TRIM MENU
MOVIE TRIM MENU
Display menu selection screen.
3
Mark new start/stop
with shutter press
Highlight MOVIE TRIM MENU.
4
Begin trim
Cancel
Confirmation dialog displayed.
5
Mark new start/stop
with shutter press
Begin trim
Cancel
Highlight Begin trim (to exit without
trimming movie, highlight Cancel
and press multi selector to right).
6
Begin movie playback.
Using multi selector to pause, rewind, and advance movie, display
first frame you want to keep.
Editing Movies
Any sections cut from a movie are permanently deleted and can not be recovered. Be
sure that the cropped portion of the movie does not contain frames you would like to
keep. Movies can not be trimmed to a length of less than five frames.
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7
8
Delete all frames before current
frame. If movie is paused, press multi
selector down to resume playback.
9
Save trimmed movie?
No
Review movie
Yes
Display last frame you want to keep.
10
No
Review movie
Yes
SET
11
Highlight Review (select Yes and press
multi selector to right to skip to Step
13, No to exit without editing movie).
12
Save trimmed movie?
No
Review movie
Yes
View edited movie (use multi selector to pause, rewind, and advance, or
press
/W to end playback).
13
WARNING!
PLEASE WAIT FOR
THE CAMERA TO FINISH
RECORDING
SET
SET
Highlight Yes (to exit without editing
movie, highlight No and press multi
selector to right).
Save edited movie to memory card.
Sections cut from beginning and end
of movie are discarded.
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Movies
Delete all frames after current
frame. Confirmation dialog will be
displayed.
Save trimmed movie?
Using the Shooting Menu
The shooting menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Image quality/size Choose image size and quality.
58–59
White balance
Match white balance to your light source.
60–61
(
mode only)
Adjust exposure for very bright, very dark, or high-con62
Exp. +/–
trast subjects.
Date imprint
Imprint pictures with the date and/or time of recording. 63
Continuous
Take pictures one at a time or in a sequence.
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(
mode only)
BSS
Turn the Best Shot Selector (BSS) on or off.
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mode only)
(
Image sharpening Control how much outlines in your pictures are sharp66
mode only) ened.
(
CF card format Format memory cards for use in the camera.
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In
(auto) and
(manual) modes, the shooting menu is displayed when
(scene) or
the MENU button is pressed. To display the shooting menu in
assist ( , , , ) modes:
1
2
Party/Indoor
SHOOTING MENU
SET
Display scene (
assist ( , ,
,
mode) or framing
modes) menu.
3
SCENE MENU
Display menu selection screen.
4
SHOOTING MENU
SCENE MENU
SET
SHOOTING MENU
Image quality/size
SET
Exp.+/–
Date imprint
Highlight SHOOTING MENU.
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SET
Display shooting menu.
In
(movie) mode, pressing the MENU button displays the movie menu (
52). The shooting menu is not available.
To make a selection from the shooting menu:
1
SHOOTING MENU
2
Image quality/size
EXP.+/–
+ 0.3
0
Exp.+/–
SET
– 0.3
Date imprint
Highlight menu item.
3
EXP.+/–
+ 0.7
Display options.
4
SHOOTING MENU
Image quality/size
+ 0.3
SET
0
Highlight option (to return to previous step, press multi selector to left).
Exp.+/–
SET
Date imprint
Make selection. To exit menu and return to shooting mode, press MENU
button.
The Shooting Menu
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Image Quality/Size
Pictures taken with a digital camera are recorded
IMAGE QUALITY/SIZE
as image files. The size of the files, and with it
High (2048*)
the number of images that can be recorded on
the memory card, depends on the size and qualNormal (2048)
SET
ity of the images. Before shooting, choose image
Normal (1600)
quality and size according to how you plan to use
the picture.
Size
Print size
Option
(pixels) Quality*
Description
(cm)†
High quality, suitable for
High
2,048 ×
FINE
17 × 13
enlargements or high-quality
(2048*)
1,536
(1 : 4)
(7˝ × 5˝)
prints.
Normal
2,048 × NORMAL Suited to print sizes of up to 17 × 13
(2048)
1,536
(1 : 8) A4 (roughly 10˝ × 8˝).†
(7˝ × 5˝)
Suited to print sizes ranging
Normal
1,600 × NORMAL
13 × 10
from large photo album size
(1600)
1,200
(1 : 8)
(5˝ × 4˝)
†
to A5 (roughly 8˝ × 6˝).
Suited to printing at smaller
sizes (for example, in a let9×7
PC screen 1,024 × NORMAL
ter or report), or to display (3.5˝ ×
(1024)
768
(1 : 8)
on computer monitors 17˝
2.5˝)
or larger.
Can be displayed full-screen
TV screen 640 × NORMAL on a television or 13˝ moni5×4
(640)
480
(1 : 8) tor. Suited to distribution by (2˝ × 1.5˝)
e-mail or the web.
* To reduce the amount of memory each shot occupies, pictures are compressed as
they are saved to the memory card. Compression selectively reduces the quality of
the image. The more a picture is compressed, the more noticeable this loss of quality
is likely to be. The figures in parentheses show the approximate compression ratio
for each setting.
† All figures are approximate. Dimensions in “Description” column assume a printer
resolution of approximately 200 dpi, dimensions in “Print size” column a resolution
of approximately 300 dpi.
If in doubt, choose Normal (2048) or Normal (1600). Pictures can be reduced or cropped when played back in the monitor after shooting ( 40).
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The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be
stored on 16- and 32-megabyte memory cards at different image quality/size
settings.
Image quality/size
16-MB card
32-MB card
High (2048*)
10
20
Normal (2048)
19
39
Normal (1600)
31
62
PC screen (1024)
69
138
TV screen (640)
147
287
* All figures are approximate. File size of pictures depends on scene recorded, producing wide variations in number of images that can be stored.
Image Quality/Size and Number of Exposures Remaining
The figure shown in the monitor for the number of exposures remaining is only an
approximation. The file size of compressed images varies with the scene recorded,
producing wide variations in the number of pictures that can be stored on the memory
card.
Print Size
The size of images when printed depends on the printer resolution: the higher the
resolution, the smaller the final print size.
Image Quality/Size
The current image quality/size setting is shown by an
icon at the bottom left corner of the monitor.
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The Shooting Menu
Image Size
Smaller images create smaller files suited to transmission by e-mail or use in web
pages. When printed at larger sizes, however, small images will be rough and uneven
in appearance.
White Balance (
Only)
White balance is used to preserve natural colors
WHITE BALANCE
under different types of lighting. In
(auto),
Auto
scene, and assist modes, white balance is set
SET
automatically by the camera in response to lightWhite bal. preset
ing conditions and the selected scene. In
Daylight
(manual) mode, you can choose white balance
from the following options:
Option
Description
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lightA Auto
ing conditions. Best choice in most situations.
Gray object used as reference to set white balance
White bal. preset
under unusual lighting conditions.
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
Speedlight
Use with the flash.
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Preset White Balance
Preset white balance is used when shooting
WHITE BAL PRESET
under mixed lighting or to compensate for light
sources with a strong color cast (for example, to
make pictures taken under a lamp with a red
shade look as though they had been taken under
Cancel
Measure SET
(White bal. preset) is sewhite light). When
lected from the white-balance menu, the camera
will zoom in and the menu shown above at right
will be displayed in the monitor.
Option
Description
Recalls the most recent value for preset white balance from
Cancel
memory and sets white balance to this value.
To measure a new value for white balance, place a gray object,
such as a piece of cardboard, under the lighting that will be used
in the final picture. Frame this object so that it fills the square in
Measure the center of the menu shown above. Highlight Measure and
press the multi selector to the right to measure a new value for
white balance (shutter will be released and camera will return to
original zoom position, but no picture will be recorded).
The Shooting Menu
White Balance
At settings other than auto, white balance is shown by
an icon in the monitor.
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Exp. +/–
The Exp. +/– (exposure compensation) menu
is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter
or darker. Exposure can be adjusted in the range
–2.0 to +2.0 EV.
EXP.+/–
+ 0.3
0
SET
– 0.3
Choosing an Exposure Compensation Value
As a rule of thumb, select positive values when large areas of the frame are very brightly lit (for example, when photographing an expanse of sunlit water, sand, or snow)
or when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Choose negative
values when large areas of the frame are very dark (for example, when photographing
a forest of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main
subject. This is because the camera, in order to avoid extreme over- or under-exposure,
tends to lower exposure when the frame is very bright and raise exposure when the
frame is very dark, which can make naturally bright subjects look dim and naturally
dark subjects appear over-bright, or “washed out.”
Exposure Compensation
At settings other than 0, exposure compensation is
shown in the monitor.
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Date Imprint
The date imprint option is used to imprint the
date or the date and time of recording on pictures as they are recorded to the memory card.
It can not be used to imprint a date stamp on
pictures after recording.
DATE IMPRINT
Off
SET
Date
Date and time
Option
Off
Description
Time and date do not appear on pictures.
Date is imprinted at bottom right corner of all pictures
Date
taken while this option is in effect.
Date and time are imprinted at bottom right corner of
Date and time
all pictures taken while this option is in effect.
Image Quality/Size
Data imprinted at an Image quality/size setting of TV screen (640) may be difficult
to read. Choose a setting of PC screen (1024) or larger when using the date imprint
option.
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The date is recorded in the order selected in the DATE menu. You will not be able to
select Date or Date and time if the camera clock has not been set.
Print Set
The Print set option can be used to print the date and time of recording on images
taken with Off selected in the DATE IMPRINT menu ( 48–50).
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The Shooting Menu
Date Imprint
Imprinted data forms a permanent part of the image
and will appear whenever the image is printed, regardless of whether the date option is chosen in the Print
set menu. At settings other than Off, a DATE icon is
displayed in the monitor during shooting. Check before shooting to make sure that the camera clock is set
to the correct time and date.
Continuous (
Only)
Use the options in this menu to capture a fleeting expression on a portrait subject, photograph
a subject that is moving unpredictably, or capture
motion in a series of pictures.
CONTINUOUS
Single
SET
Continuous
Multi-Shot 16-1
Option
Description
Camera takes one picture each time shutter-release
Single
button is pressed.
Camera takes pictures continuously while shutter-release button is held down. Pictures are recorded at
Continuous
rate of about three frames every two seconds. Rate
of recording will drop when icon is displayed.
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes
Multi-Shot 16-1 sixteen consecutive images 400 × 300 pixels in size and
arranges them in four rows to form a single picture.
Camera takes pictures at a rate of about fifteen frames
per second while shutter-release button is held down.
Shooting ends after seven seconds or when you release
Multi-Shot 16-2 shutter-release button. From these pictures, camera
selects sixteen frames at regular intervals and arranges
them in four rows to form a single picture 1,600 × 1,200
pixels in size. Remaining images are discarded.
Restrictions on Camera Settings
At settings other than Single, the flash turns off automatically and focus, exposure,
and auto white balance for all photos are determined by the first picture in each series.
When Multi-Shot 16-1 or Multi-Shot 16-2 is selected, digital zoom can not be used
and Image quality/size is fixed at Normal (1600). Multi-Shot 16-1 and Multi-Shot
16-2 can not be selected when digital zoom is in effect. BSS is available only at a setting of Single.
Continuous
At settings other than Single, the current “continuous” setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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Best Shot Selector (
Only)
When the “Best Shot Selector” (BSS) is on, the
BEST SHOT SELECTOR
camera takes pictures as long as the shutterOff
release button is held down, to a maximum of
SET
ten. These images are then compared and the
On
sharpest picture (the picture with highest level
of detail) saved to memory card. BSS is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement can produce blurred pictures, for
example when:
• the camera is zoomed in
• lighting is poor and the flash can not be used
Option
Description
Off BSS off; camera functions normally.
BSS on. Flash turns off automatically and focus, exposure, and
On auto white balance for all photos are determined by the first picture
in each series.
Notes on BSS
BSS may not produce the desired results with a moving subject or if you change the
composition while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
The Self-Timer
BSS will not take effect when the self-timer is on, even if On is selected in the BEST
SHOT SELECTOR menu.
BSS
When BSS is on, a BSS icon appears in the monitor.
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The Shooting Menu
“Continuous” and BSS
CONTINUOUS is automatically set to Single when BSS is on. Choosing another option
for CONTINUOUS cancels BSS.
Image Sharpening (
Only)
The camera automatically processes pictures to
IMAGE SHARPENING
emphasize the borders between light and dark
Auto
areas of the picture, making edges seem sharper.
SET
As this processing takes place after shooting, its
High
effects can not be previewed in the monitor, but
Normal
they will be visible in the final picture. In
(manual) mode, the image-sharpening menu
gives you control over the amount of sharpening
performed.
Option
Description
Camera sharpens edges for optimal results; amount of sharpAuto
ening varies from shot to shot.
Pictures processed to increase sharpness, making edges more
High
distinct.
Camera performs same standard level of sharpening on all
Normal
images.
Low
Sharpening reduced below normal level.
Off
No sharpening performed.
Taking Pictures for Retouching on a Computer
When taking pictures that will later be retouched, choose Off.
Image Sharpening
At settings other than Auto, the current image-sharpening setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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CF Card Format
The memory card provided with your camera
is formatted at shipment. If you purchase additional memory cards for added storage, you
will however need to format the cards before
first use.
CF CARD FORMAT
WARNING!
All images will be
deleted!
No
Format
SET
Before Formatting
Formatting memory cards permanently deletes all data they contain,
including protected pictures and any other data that may be on the
card. Before formatting, be sure to transfer to a computer any pictures you
would like to keep ( 45–47).
Selecting CF card format displays the confirmation dialog shown above. To
format the memory card:
1
CF CARD FORMAT
WARNING!
All images will be
deleted!
No
Format
2
FORMATTING
SET
Highlight to Format (to exit without
formatting card, highlight No and
press multi selector to right).
Begin formatting. While formatting
is in progress, message shown above
will be displayed.
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The Shooting Menu
During Formatting
Do not turn the camera off, remove the batteries or memory card, or
unplug the AC adapter (available separately) while formatting is in
progress.
Using the Playback Menu
The playback menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Select pictures for printing on a DPOF-compatible device;
Print set
specify number of copies and information to be included on
prints.
View pictures on the memory card in an automatic slide
Slide show
show.
Delete
Delete all or selected pictures.
Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Mark all or selected pictures for transfer to a computer; turn
Auto transfer
auto transfer marking on or off.
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72–73
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To display the playback menu:
1
2
PLAYBACK MENU
SET
PIC. ENHANCE MENU
PLAYBACK MENU
Print set
SET
Slide show
Delete
Display menu selection screen.
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Display playback menu.
Slide Show
This option is used to play pictures back in an automated “slide show” with about three seconds
between each picture.
Option
Description
View all pictures in order
Select all
recorded.
View specified pictures in
Select image(s)
order selected.
SLIDE SHOW
Select all
SET
Select image(s)
Viewing All Pictures in the Order Recorded
1
SLIDE SHOW
SLIDE SHOW
2
Select all
Pause
SET
Select image(s)
Start
Loop
Highlight Select all.
3
SLIDE SHOW
Starting screen displayed.
4
Pause
Start
Loop
Highlight Start.
“Loop”
If Loop is selected in the starting screen, the slide show
will repeat automatically. To select or deselect the loop
option, highlight Loop and press the multi selector to
the right. A check mark next to Loop indicates that the
loop option is selected.
Begin slide show.
SLIDE SHOW
Pause
Start
Loop
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Slide Show
Viewing Chosen Images in the Order Selected
1
SLIDE SHOW
2
SELECT IMAGE(S)
Select all
Select image(s)
SET
Set
Highlight Select image(s).
3
SELECT IMAGE(S)
Set
5
Done
Rotate selected picture 90 ° right (→).
Press again to rotate 90 ° left (←), again
to return to original orientation.
7
SLIDE SHOW
Pause
Start
Loop
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SELECT IMAGE(S)
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
picture marked by number showing
position in slide show.
SELECT IMAGE(S)
Set
4
Done
Highlight picture.
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
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Repeat steps 3–5 to select additional pictures. Pictures will be
played back in order selected.
To deselect picture, highlight
and press W button. Remaining pictures in selection will be
renumbered. To exit without
changing selection, press
button.
Starting screen displayed. Start slide
show as described in steps 3–4 of
“Viewing All Pictures in the Order
Recorded.”
Slide Show
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The Playback Menu
The following operations can be performed during the show:
To
Press
Description
Menu shown at right will
SLIDE SHOW
be displayed.
Highlight
Restart and press multi
Pause slide
selector to right to resume
show
End
show. Highlight End and
Restart
press multi selector to right
to end show.
Press multi selector to right to skip to next slide.
Skip to next
Hold multi selector down to fast forward through
frame
show.
Press multi selector to left to return to previous
Return to previslide. Hold multi selector down to rewind through
ous frame
show.
End slide show and return to playback.
End slide show
Delete
The delete menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Delete selected picErase selected images
tures.
Erase all images
Delete all pictures.
DELETE
Erase selected images
SET
Erase all images
Deleting Selected Pictures
1
DELETE
2
ERASE SELECTED IMAGES
Erase selected images
SET
Erase all images
Set
Highlight Erase selected images.
3
ERASE SELECTED IMAGES
Set
Highlight picture.
5
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Done
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
4
ERASE SELECTED IMAGES
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by icon.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select additional pictures. To deselect picture,
highlight and press W or T button. To exit without deleting pictures,
press
button.
Erase
1 image(s)?
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed. Select
Yes to delete pictures, No to exit without deleting pictures.
SET
Deleting All Pictures
To delete all unprotected pictures on the memory card:
DELETE
1
2
Erase selected images
Erase all images
SET
Highlight Erase all images.
DELETE
Erasing all images
(
Exclude)
No
Yes
SET
Confirmation dialog displayed. Select Yes to delete pictures, No to exit
without deleting pictures.
Before Deletion
Once deleted, pictures can not be recovered. Be sure that any pictures you would
like to keep have been transferred to a computer ( 45–47).
Protected Pictures
Pictures marked with a
icon are protected and can not be deleted (
74).
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The Playback Menu
DELETE
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Protect
This option is used to protect pictures from accidental deletion. Protected files can not be
button or using the
deleted by pressing the
options in the Delete menu. Note, however,
that protected pictures will be deleted when the
memory card is formatted.
1
PROTECT
Set
Done
Highlight picture.
3
2
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select
additional pictures.
To deselect picture, highlight and
press W or T button. To exit
without changing protected
status of pictures, press
button.
PROTECT
Set
Done
PROTECT
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon.
4
Done
Complete operation and return to
playback menu.
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Auto Transfer
This option is used to mark pictures for transfer
to a computer and to turn automatic transfer
marking on and off.
AUTO TRANSFER
All on
SET
All off
Select image(s)
Option
Description
All pictures on memory card are marked for transfer.
All on
Pictures taken while this option is in effect will be
(default option)
marked for transfer.
Remove transfer marking from all pictures on memory
All off
card. Pictures taken while this option is in effect will
not be marked for transfer.
Select image(s) Mark selected pictures for transfer.
Transferring More than 999 Pictures
No more than 999 pictures can be marked for transfer. If the memory card contains
more than 999 pictures, transfer all pictures using Nikon View. See the Nikon View
Reference Manual (on CD) for details.
Hidden Pictures
Some Nikon digital cameras allow you to hide pictures during playback. Hidden pictures can be viewed on the COOLPIX 3100 but can not be selected for transfer.
The
Icon
Pictures that have been selected for transfer are identified by a
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icon.
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Full-screen playback
Thumbnail playback
When you connect the camera to a computer via the UC-E6 USB cable and press the
button to transfer pictures, only pictures marked with a
icon will be transferred.
Note that the camera button can not be used to transfer pictures in Mac OS X version 10.1.2. Use Nikon View to transfer pictures.
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Auto Transfer
Marking Selected Pictures for Transfer
1
AUTO TRANSFER
2
AUTO TRANSFER
All on
SET
All off
Select image(s)
Set
Highlight Select image(s).
3
AUTO TRANSFER
Set
5
4
Done
Highlight picture.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select
additional pictures.
To deselect picture, highlight and
press W or T button. To exit
without changing transfer
status of pictures, press
button.
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
AUTO TRANSFER
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon.
6
Done
Complete operation.
Marking Pictures for Transfer with Other Cameras
Pictures selected for transfer with another model of Nikon camera can not be transferred when the memory card is inserted in the COOLPIX 3100. Use the COOLPIX
3100 to reselect the pictures.
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Using the Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options:
Option
When you rotate the mode dial to
(setup), the setup menu will be displayed in the monitor. To make a selection from the setup menu, use the
multi selector as described in “The Shooting Menu” ( 56).
SET-UP
Welcome screen
SET
En Language
Date
“Language” and “Date”
The Language and Date options are described in “First Steps” (
14–15).
“CF Card Format”
The CF card format option is described in “The Shooting Menu” (
“USB”
The USB option is described in “Viewing Pictures on a Computer” (
67).
45).
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The Setup Menu
Description
Choose the welcome screen displayed when the camera
Welcome screen
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is turned on.
Language
Choose a language for camera menus and messages.
14–15
Date
Set the camera clock.
14–15
Brightness
Adjust monitor brightness.
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Volume
Turn the camera speaker on or off.
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Choose how long the monitor will remain on before turnAuto off
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ing off automatically to save power.
CF card format Format memory cards for use in the camera.
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Choose PTP or Mass Storage according to your computUSB
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er’s operating system.
Video mode Select the video mode from NTSC and PAL.
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Reset all
Restore camera settings to default values.
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Welcome Screen
This option is used to choose the welcome screen
displayed when the camera is turned on.
WELCOME IMAGE SELECT
Disable welcome
Coolpix
Welcome image
SET
Option
Description
No welcome screen is displayed when camera is turned
Disable welcome
on.
Coolpix
Image shown at right is displayed
when camera is turned on.
Select this option to choose wel- WELCOME SCREEN
come screen from pictures currently stored on camera memory
Welcome image card. Highlight picture using multi
selector, press
to select. To
exit without changing welcome
Done
screen, press
button.
Small Pictures and Cropped Copies
Resized copies created with the small picture and cropping options can only be selected for the welcome screen if they are 640 × 480 pixels or larger.
“Welcome Image”
When Welcome image is selected, the chosen picture
will appear at startup even when the memory card containing the image is removed from the camera. If you
select Welcome image after choosing a custom welcome screen, the confirmation dialog shown at right
will be displayed. Select Yes to choose a new picture
for the welcome screen, No to exit leaving the welcome
screen unchanged.
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WELCOME IMAGE SELECT
Replace original
image?
No
Yes
Brightness
Press the multi selector up or down to increase
or decrease the brightness of the monitor by
moving the arrow to the left of the display up
or down. Press the multi selector left or right to
return to the setup menu.
BRIGHTNESS
Volume
This option is used to enable or disable the
sounds played when an error occurs or when
you turn the camera or monitor on, select a new
mode, make a selection from menus, or release
the shutter.
On
Off
SET
Auto Off
When operated on battery power, the camera
will enter standby mode if no operations are
performed for the length of time selected in the
SET
AUTO OFF menu. Choose from thirty seconds
(30 s, the default setting), one minute (1 m), five
minutes (5 m), or thirty minutes (30 m). Regardless of the option chosen in the AUTO OFF menu,
the monitor will remain on for three minutes
when menus are displayed. When powered by an AC adapter, the camera
will enter standby mode if no operations are performed for thirty minutes.
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Video Mode
Before connecting your camera to a video device
such as a television or VCR ( 44), choose a video mode setting that matches the video standard
used in the device. Your Nikon digital camera
supports NTSC and PAL standards.
VIDEO MODE
Reset All
Select this option to restore the settings listed
below to their original state.
Option
Description
No Exit menu, leaving settings unchanged.
Reset Restore settings to default values.
The following settings are affected:
Setting
Default
Portrait assist
PORTRAIT
Landscape assist LANDSCAPE
Sports assist
SPORTS
Night portrait
NIGHT
assist
PORTRAIT
Scene
Party/Indoor
Movie
Small movie (320)
Flash mode
Auto*
Self-timer
Off
Macro close-up
Off
*
may be selected in
mode.
Reset all settings
to default values
Setting
Image quality/size
White balance
Exp. +/–
Date imprint
Continuous
Best Shot Selector
Image sharpening
Auto transfer
Welcome screen
Brightness
Volume
Auto off
No
Reset
SET
Default
Normal (2048)
Auto
±0
Off
Single
Off
Auto
All on
Coolpix
3
On
30 s
Choosing Reset also clears the current file number ( 23) from memory.
Numbering will continue from the lowest number available on the memory
card. All other settings are unaffected.
Resetting File Numbering to 0001
To reset file numbering ( 23) to 0001, select Reset All after either deleting all pictures ( 73) or formatting the memory card ( 67).
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Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for
your Nikon digital camera. Contact your local retailer or Nikon representative
for details.
Rechargeable battery Additional EN-MH1 NiMH batteries are available
from your retailer or local Nikon representative
Battery charger MH-70 battery charger for EN-MH1 batteries
AC adapter EH-61 AC adapter
Carrying case CS-CP14 soft case
CompactFlash™ memory
EC-AD1 PC-card adapter
card adapters
Optional Speedlight SB-30 Speedlight
Flash bracket SK-9 flash bracket for SB-30 Speedlights
Technical Notes
When mounted on the SK-9 flash bracket as shown below, the compact Nikon SB-30 Speedlight can be used for wireless sync flash photography, supplementing the camera’s built-in flash (set the SB-30 to
Wireless Slave A). For more information, see the instructions provided
with the SB-30.
COOLPIX 3100
SB-30
SK-9
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Caring for Your Camera
Cleaning
Lens
One key to cleaning the lens is to not touch it with your fingers. Remove dust
or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to
one end that you pump to produce a stream of air out the other). To remove
fingerprints or other stains that can not be removed with a blower, wipe the
lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts in the center of the
lens and works out to the edges.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains,
clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the monitor touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
Body
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 any sand or salt with
a cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a
characteristic common to all TFT LCD monitors, and does not indicate a malfunction.
Images recorded using the product will not be affected.
• When you frame bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward either end may appear in the monitor. This phenomenon, known as “smear,” does not
appear in the final photograph and does not indicate a malfunction. Some smear
may appear in movies.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlit. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your Nikon service representative.
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Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use and check that the power-on lamp is
off before putting the camera away. To prevent mold or mildew, store the
camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you will not be using the product for
long periods, remove the batteries to prevent leakage and store the camera
in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not store the camera case (available separately) 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. Do not store your camera with naptha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or damp
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F;
for example near a space heater or in a closed vehicle on a sunny day)
• are subject to humidities of over 60%
Store the batteries in a cool, dry place.
Batteries
• When turning the camera on, check that
the batteries are charged. The monitor will
display a warning when batteries are low.
• Carry a fresh CRV3 battery as a replacement
when taking pictures on important occasions. You may find it difficult to purchase
replacement batteries on short notice.
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends
to decrease. Be sure that the batteries are
fully charged before heading outside to
take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare
batteries in a warm place and exchange as
necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery
may recover some of its charge.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, wipe them
off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
• Repeatedly recharging NiMH batteries before they are fully exhausted may result in
a “memory” effect, causing the batteries to
lose their charge quickly. The batteries will
return to normal after being fully discharged
and recharged.
• NiMH batteries gradually lose their charge
when left unused. We recommend that you
charge NiMH batteries immediately before
use.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource.
Please recycle used batteries in accordance
with local regulations.
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Technical Notes
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a
month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.
Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear
in the monitor and how to deal with them.
Display
(Flashes)
WARNING ! !
BATTERY
EXHAUSTED
AF●
(● flashes red)
Problem
Clock not set.
Batteries exhausted.
Solution
Set clock to current date
and time.
Turn camera off and replace
batteries.
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8
Use focus lock to focus on
another subject at same
Camera cannot focus.
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distance, then recompose
picture.
Use flash, or steady camera using tripod, by placing
Slow shutter speed. Pictures camera on level surface, or 18,
by holding camera in both 24–25
may be blurred.
hands with elbows against
torso.
WARNING ! !
Camera turned off or
Message clears from display
Please wait for camera button pressed during re- automatically when recordto finish recording
cording.
ing is complete.
Monitor has been left on
for an extended period, activating internal circuit protection.
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Use viewfinder or turn camera off and wait a few minMONITOR OFF
—
utes before turning camera
on again.
NO CARD PRESENT Camera can not detect Turn camera off and confirm
that memory card is correct- 10–11
memory card.
ly inserted.
Press
multi selector up to
CARD IS NOT
Memory card has not highlight FORMAT and
FORMATTED
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been formatted for use press to right to format
10–11
FORMAT
in camera.
card, or turn camera off and
NO
replace card.
THIS CARD
CANNOT BE USED
11
• Use approved card.
—
•
Check
that
connectors
are
Error accessing memory
clean.
If
card
is
damaged,
WARNING ! !
card.
contact retailer or Nikon
This CF card cannot
representative.
be read
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Error Messages
Display
OUT OF MEMORY
IMAGE CANNOT
BE SAVED
Problem
Solution
• Choose lower image qualCamera in shooting mode:
ity/ size.
Insufficient memory to re• Delete pictures.
cord pictures at current settings.
• Insert new memory card.
Camera connected to comDisconnect camera, delete
puter: Not enough space on
unwanted pictures, and try
memory card to record inagain.
formation need for transfer.
• Memory card has not been • Reformat memory card.
formatted for use in camera, or error occurred while
saving picture.
• Camera has run out of file • Insert new memory card
numbers.
or delete pictures.
58–59
22–23,
72–73
10
22–23,
72–73
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Technical Notes
10, 22,
23,
72–73
• Camera can not copy pic- • Copies can not be created 41–43
ture using small picture, from movies or from other
crop, or picture enhance copies.
options.
button to return to
No pictures on memory Press
CARD CONTAINS
22
NO IMAGES
shooting mode.
card.
File created by computer or View file on computer or
FILE CONTAINS
—
NO IMAGE DATA
different make of camera. correct make of camera.
If error appears in computer
monitor, click OK to exit
USB cable disconnected or
Nikon View. Turn camera
memory card removed while
off, reconnect cable or re- 45–47
pictures are being transplace memory card, then
ferred to computer.
turn camera on and transfer
pictures.
COMMUNICATIONS
ERROR
Turn camera off and disconnect cable, then choose
new USB setting in camera
USB option set incorrectly. setup menu and reconnect 45
camera. If error persists,
use Nikon View
button to transfer pictures.
Error Messages
Display
NO IMAGES ARE
MARKED FOR
TRANSFER
TRANSFER
ERROR
LENS ERROR
SYSTEM ERROR
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Problem
No pictures selected for
transfer when
button
pressed to transfer pictures
to computer.
Error occurred when pictures were transferred to
computer.
Solution
Disconnect camera and select at least one picture for 47,
transfer, then begin transfer 75–76
again.
Check that camera is con12,
nected and that batteries
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are fully charged.
Turn camera off and then on
Error has occurred during again. If error persists, con—
tact retailer or Nikon reprelens operation.
sentative.
Turn camera off, unplug optional AC adapter (if using),
Error has occurred in cam- remove and reinsert batter- 8–9,
era’s internal circuitry.
ies, and turn camera on. If 12
error persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative.
Troubleshooting
If your camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to
the page numbers listed in the right-most column for information on solving
the problems listed here.
Electronically-Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor
and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is
caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and
replace the batteries, and turn the camera on again, or, if you are using an
AC adapter (available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter, and
turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon representative. Note that disconnecting the power
source as described above may result in the loss of any data not recorded to
the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded
to the memory card will not be affected.
Problem
12
8
12
—
13
5
—
—
12
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5
19
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Technical Notes
Possible cause
• Camera is off.
• Batteries are not correctly inserted or battery-chamber
cover is not properly latched.
• Batteries are exhausted.
• EH-61 AC adapter (available separately) is not properly
Monitor is blank
connected.
• Camera is in sleep mode. Press
button or press
shutter-release button halfway.
• Monitor is off. Press
button.
• USB cable is connected.
• Video cable is connected.
Camera turns off • Batteries are low.
without warning • Batteries are cold.
button until indicators
No indicators appear • Indicators are hidden. Press
are displayed.
in monitor
• Ambient lighting is too bright: move to a darker locaMonitor is hard to
tion or use viewfinder.
read
• Monitor brightness needs adjustment.
• Monitor is dirty: clean monitor.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
22
• Camera is in playback mode.
12
• Batteries are exhausted.
20
• Red ( ) lamp flickers: flash is charging.
• Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
20
• Message “CARD IS NOT FORMATTED” appears in 10–11,
No picture is taken
monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in your 67
when shutter-release
camera.
button is pressed
• Message “NO CARD PRESENT” appears in monitor: 10–11
no memory card in camera.
• Message “OUT OF MEMORY” appears in monitor: in- 58
sufficient memory to record picture at current Image
quality/size setting.
• Flash is off.
24
18
Pictures are too dark • Flash window is blocked.
(underexposed)
• Subject is outside range of flash.
25
62
• Exposure compensation is too low.
Pictures are too
• Exposure compensation is too high.
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bright (overexposed)
• Subject was not in focus area when shutter-release 20
Pictures are out of
button was pressed halfway.
focus
• Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
20
• Camera shook during shot. Blurring caused by camera shake can be reduced by:
24
Pictures are blurred ◆ Using the flash
◆ Using the Best Shot Selector (BSS)
65
◆ Using the self-timer with a tripod
26
• Shutter speed too slow. Noise can be reduced by:
Randomly-spaced
◆ Using the flash
24
bright pixels
◆ Selecting
(night portrait assist) mode, or selecting 33, 35,
(“noise”) appear in
(scene) mode and choosing
Dusk/Dawn 36
image
or
Night landscape
Colors are unnatural • White balance does not match light source.
60
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Flash does not fire
Picture can not be
played back
Copy can not be
created using small
picture, crop, or edit
options
Nikon View does
not start when camera is connected or
memory card inserted in card reader or
card slot
24
31,
32,
51,
35–36,
64
65
—
53
41–43
16–17
53
42
43
12–13
9, 12
10–11,
46
45
—
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Technical Notes
Can not zoom in on
picture
Possible cause
• Flash is off. Note that flash turns off automatically
when:
◆ The mode dial is set to
(landscape assist),
(sports assist), or
(movie), or to
(scene)
mode with any of
Sunset,
Night landscape,
Museum,
Fireworks show, or
Dusk/
Dawn selected in scene menu
◆ Continuous is set to option other than Single
◆ BSS is on
• Picture has been overwritten or renamed by computer
or other make of camera.
• Picture is a movie.
• Picture was created with small picture, crop, or edit
option.
• There is not enough free space on memory card to
store new copy.
• Picture is a movie.
• Picture was created with small picture option.
• Picture has been cropped to size less than 320 × 240
• Camera is off.
• EH-61 AC adapter (available separately) is not properly
connected, or batteries are exhausted.
• UC-E6 USB cable is not correctly connected, or card
not properly inserted in card reader or card slot.
• USB item in setup menu set to PTP when camera connected to computer running Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows
98 Second Edition (SE), or Mac OS 9.
• Camera is not registered in Device Manager (Windows
only).
See Nikon View Reference Manual (on CD) for further
information.
Specifications
Type
E3100 digital camera
Effective pixels
3.2 million
CCD
Image size (pixels)
1 2.7
Lens
Focal length
3 × Zoom Nikkor
F=5.8 – 17.4 mm (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 38 – 115 mm)
f/2.8 – f/4.9
Seven elements in six groups
f/-number
Construction
˝ high-density CCD; total pixels: 3.34 million
• 2,048 × 1,536 (2048)
• 1,600 × 1,200 (1600)
• 1,024 × 768 (1024)
• 640 × 480 (640)
Digital zoom
4 × (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 460 mm)
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range
Focus-area selection
Contrast-detect through-the-lens (TTL) AF
30 cm (1´) – ∞; macro mode 4 cm/1.6˝ (W) – ∞
Center with five-area selection in frame assist mode
Viewfinder
Magnification
Frame coverage
Real-image zoom viewfinder with LED indication
0.34 – 0.94 ×
Approximately 82% horizontal and 82% vertical
Monitor
1.5˝, 110,000-dot, low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
monitor with five-level brightness adjustment
Approximately 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Range
(ISO 100 equivalent)
Shutter
Speed
90
Type I CompactFlash™ (CF) cards
Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System
(DCF), Exif 2.2, and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant
Movies: Quick Time
256-segment matrix metering linked to AF area
Programmed auto exposure with exposure compensation (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1 3 EV)
W: +4 – +17.5 EV
T: +5.5 – +16 EV
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
4 – 1 3,000 s
Aperture
Range
Electronically-controlled preset aperture
Two steps (f/2.8 and f/5.6 [W])
Sensitivity
Approximately equivalent to ISO 50 (auto gain of two
to four times)
Self-timer
Ten-second duration
Built-in Speedlight
Range (approx.)
Flash control
0.4 – 3.0 m/1´4˝ – 9´10˝ (W)
0.4 – 1.7 m/1´4˝ – 5´7˝ (T)
Sensor flash system
USB
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminals
DC in; video out/digital I/O
Power sources
• Two rechargeable Nikon EN-MH1 NiMH batteries
• One CRV3 lithium battery
• Two ZR6 (AA) nickel manganese batteries
• Two FR6/L91 (AA) lithium batteries
• EH-61 AC adapter
Approximate battery life
80 min (EN-MH1)/150 min (CRV3). Measured at standard temperature (20 °C/68 °F) with fully-charged batteries under standard Nikon test conditions: zoom adjusted with each shot, flash used in approximately one
third of shots, image type set to Normal.
Dimensions (W × H × D)
87.5 × 65 × 38 mm (3.44˝ × 2.56˝ × 1.50˝)
Approximate weight
150 g (5.3 oz) without battery or memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
Your camera conforms to the Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), a standard
widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different
makes of camera.
Exif Version 2.2
Your camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with pictures to be used for
optimal color reproduction when images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
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Technical Notes
Interface
Index
Symbols
(auto) mode, 6, 16–21
(delete) button, 3, 22, 23, 74
lamp, see Lamp, red ( )
(landscape assist) mode,
28, 31
(manual) mode, 6, 17,
56, 60, 64, 65, 66
(monitor) button, 3, 13
(movie) mode, 6, 51–52,
91
(night portrait assist) mode,
28, 33, 88
(play/transfer) button, 3,
12, 22, 45
(portrait assist) mode,
28, 30
(recording) icon, 21
(sports assist) mode, 28,
32, 89
(wait) icon, 21
A
AC adapter, i, iii, vi, 9, 81, 91
AF●, 4, 20, 84
AF lamp, see Lamp, green (AF)
Auto off, 13, 77, 79
Auto transfer, 68, 75–76
B
Backlit subjects, 24, 37
Back light, 28, 37
Batteries, i–ii, vi, 8–9, 12,
83, 91
CRV3, i, 8, 9, 83, 91
EN-MH1, i, 8, 9, 81, 91
charging, 9
FR6/L91 (AA), i, 9, 91
ZR6 (AA), i, 9, 91
Beach/Snow, 28, 35
Best Shot Selector, 36, 56, 64,
65, 88, 89
Black-and-white
movies, 52
still pictures, 41
Blur, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34, 65, 88
Brightness, 77, 79
BSS, see Best Shot Selector
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C
CF card format, 56, 67, 77
Clock, see Date
Close-ups, 25, 27, 36
Close up, 28, 36
CompactFlash (CF), see Memory cards
Computer, 45–47
copying pictures to, 75–76
Continuous, 56, 64, 65, 89
Copy, 28, 37
Cropping pictures, 39, 43, 89
CRV3, see Batteries
D
Date, 14–15, 63, 77
Date imprint, 50, 56, 63
DC-in connector, 3
DCF, see Design rule for Camera File system
Delete, 68, 72–73
Deleting pictures, 38, 72–73,
74
all pictures, 73
during shooting, 23
in full-screen playback, 22
selected pictures, 72–73
Design rule for Camera File
system, 90, 91
Digital Print Order Format, 48,
50, 90
DPOF, see Digital Print Order
Format
Dusk/Dawn, 28, 35, 88
E
E-mail, 42, 58, 59
EN-MH1, see Batteries
Error messages, 84–86
Exif 2.2, 90, 91
Exif Print, see Exif 2.2
Exp. +/–, 56, 62, 88, 90
Exposure compensation,
see Exp. +/–
F
File numbering, 23, 80
Fill flash, 24, 37
Fireworks show, 28, 37, 89
Flash, ii, 2, 24–25, 60, 88,
89, 91
mode, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31,
32, 33, 34–37, 51, 64
Focus, 20–21, 88, 90
Focus lock, 7, 21, 30
Framing assist, 6, 28, 29–33
Framing pictures, 18–19,
29–33
I
Image quality, see Image
quality/size
Image quality/size, 16, 17,
56, 58–59, 64
Image sharpening, 56, 66
Image size, see Image
quality/size
ISO, 25
J
JPEG, 23, 90
L
Lamp, green (AF), 3, 7, 12,
20, 88
Lamp, red ( ), 3, 12, 20, 88
Language, 14, 77
Language, choosing, 14
Lens, iii, 2, 82, 90
M
Macro mode, 27, 31, 34–37
Memory cards, ii, 2, 10–11, 90
approved, 11
capacity of, 16, 59
formatting, 11, 67, 74
insertion and removal of,
10–11
MENU button, 3
MH-70 battery charger, 9, 81
Mode dial, 2, 6, 29
Monitor, ii, 3, 4–5, 18–19, 82,
87, 90
indicators in, 4–5, 87
turning on and off, 5
MOV, see Movies
Movies, 51–55, 90
editing, 54–55
recording, 51–52
viewing, 53
Movie menu, the, 52
MOVIE TRIM MENU, 54
Multi selector, 3, 7
Museum, 28, 36, 89
R
Red-eye reduction, see Flash
Reset all, 77, 80
Resizing pictures, 42, 89
Retouching pictures, 41, 89
Rotating pictures (in slide
shows), 70
S
SCENE ASSISTANCE, 56
SCENE MENU, 56
Scene menu, the, 34–37
(scene) mode, 6, 28,
34–37
Self-portraits, 26
Self-timer, 26, 32, 37, 65, 91
Self-timer lamp, 2, 26
O
Sensitivity, 25, 91
On/off, see Power switch
Sepia
movies, 52
P
still pictures, 41
PAL, see Video mode
Setup menu, the, 77–80
Party/Indoor, 28, 35
(setup) mode, 6, 14–15,
Photo trim, 43
77–80
PIC. ENHANCE MENU, 40–43
SHOOTING MENU, 56
Pic. enhance menu, 41
Shooting menu, the, 56–67
PLAYBACK MENU, 68
Shutter-release button, 2, 7, 20
Playback menu, the, 68–76
Shutter-release delay, see SelfPlaying pictures back, 22–23,
timer
38–44
full-screen playback, 22–23, Size, see Image quality/size
Slide show, 68, 69–71
38–39
Slide shows, 69–71
movie playback, 53
creating, 70
on TV, 44
Small pic, 42
Power-on lamp, 2, 12–13, 16
Smear, 82
Power switch, 2, 12–13
Speedlight, see Flash
Printing pictures, 48–50, 59.
See also Date imprint, Dig- Standby mode, 13, 79
Strap, camera, i, 2
ital Print Order Format
Sunset, 28, 35
Print set, 48–50, 63, 68
Support information, 1
Protect, 68, 74
Protected pictures, 73, 74
T
Telephoto, see Zoom
Q
Television, 44, 80
Quality, see Image quality/
connecting to, 44
size
taking pictures for display
Quick Time, see Movies
on, 52, 58
Thumbnail playback, 38
N
Night landscape, 28, 36,
88, 89
Nikon View, 45, 89
NTSC, see Video mode
Number of exposures remaining, 16, 17
Transfer
marking pictures for, 75–76
Tripod, 3
T button, see Zoom buttons
U
USB, 45–47, 77, 89
cable (UC-E6), 46
connector, 3
V
VCR, 44, 79
Video-out connector, 3
Video cable (EG-CP11), 44
Video mode, 44, 77, 80
Video output, 91
Viewfinder, 2, 3, 18–19
Volume, 77, 79
W
Welcome screen, 77, 78
White balance, 56, 60–61, 88
preset, 61
Wide angle, see Zoom
W button, see Zoom buttons
Z
Zoom, 18–19, 90
digital, 18–19, 90
indicator, 18
optical, 18–19
playback, 41, 89
Zoom buttons, 3, 18, 38–39
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