Specifications | COOLPIX by Nikon CoolPix L810 Digital Camera User Manual

DIGITAL CAMERA
No reproduction in any form of this manual, in whole or in part
(except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be
made without written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION.
2012
CT1L01(11)
6MM25211-01
Reference Manual
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This product is licensed under the AVC Patent Portfolio License for the personal and
noncommercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC standard
(“AVC video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a
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Introduction
Parts of the Camera
The Basics of Shooting and Playback
Shooting Features
Playback Features
Recording and Playing Back Movies
General Camera Setup
Reference Section
Technical Notes and Index
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Introduction
Read This First
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX L810 digital camera. Before using the camera,
please read the information in “For Your Safety” (A viii) and familiarize yourself with the
information provided in this manual. After reading, please keep this manual handy and refer
to it to enhance your enjoyment of your new camera.
Confirming the Package Contents
In the event that any items are missing, please contact the store where you purchased the
camera.
COOLPIX L810
Digital Camera
Camera Strap
LR6/L40 (AA-size)
alkaline batteries (×4)*
Lens Cap LC-CP25
(with cord)
USB Cable UC-E16
Audio Video Cable
EG-CP16
ViewNX 2 Installer CD
Reference Manual CD
• Warranty
* The included batteries are for trial use only.
• A memory card is not included with the camera.
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About This Manual
Introduction
If you want to start using the camera right away, see “The Basics of Shooting and Playback”
(A 9).
To learn about the parts of the camera and information that is displayed in the monitor, see
“Parts of the Camera” (A 1).
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Introduction
Other Information
• Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions
are used in this manual:
Icon
Description
B
This icon indicates cautions and information that should be read before using
the camera.
C
This icon indicates notes and information that should be read before using the
camera.
A/E/F
These icons indicate other pages containing relevant information;
E: “Reference Section”, F: “Technical Notes and Index.”
• SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this manual.
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of buttons or
messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
• In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so that
monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
• Illustrations and monitor content shown in this manual may differ from the actual product.
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Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the site below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, and AC
adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and
proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on
a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
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About the Manuals
Introduction
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the
Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means
of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.” The copying or reproduction of
paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless the
prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage
stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and
private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
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• Comply with copyright notices
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or
built-in camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can
sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software,
potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is
the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the Select an image option in the Welcome screen setting (A 88). Care
should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage
devices.
Introduction
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs is governed by national and international
copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
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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.
Introduction
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product, to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
camera or AC adapter, unplug the AC
adapter and remove the batteries
immediately, taking care to avoid
burns. Continued operation could
result in injury. After removing or
disconnecting the power source, take
the equipment to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection.
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Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or AC adapter could result in
injury. Repairs should be performed
only by qualified technicians. Should
the camera or AC adapter break open
as the result of a fall or other accident,
take the product to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection,
after unplugging the product and/or
removing the batteries.
Do not use the camera or AC
adapter in the presence of
flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap with
care
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
•
Do not remain in contact with
the camera, battery charger,
or AC adapter for extended
periods while the devices are
on or in use
Parts of the devices become hot.
Leaving the devices in direct contact
with the skin for extended periods may
result in low-temperature burns.
•
Observe caution 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 product off. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only the batteries approved for
use in this product (A 11). Do not
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•
•
•
•
combine old and new batteries or
batteries of different makes or types.
When charging Nikon EN-MH2
rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, use
only the specified charger and
charge the batteries four at a time.
When replacing the batteries with
EN-MH2-B2 batteries (available
separately), purchase two sets (total
of four batteries).
The EN-MH2 rechargeable batteries
are for use with Nikon digital
cameras only, and are compatible
with COOLPIX L810.
Insert batteries in the correct
orientation.
Do not short or disassemble
batteries or attempt to remove or
break battery insulation or casing.
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.
Introduction
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to
prevent infants from putting the
battery or other small parts into their
mouths.
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Introduction
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the batteries when no charge
remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any change in the
batteries, such as discoloration or
deformation.
• If liquid from damaged batteries
comes in contact with clothing or
skin, rinse immediately with plenty
of water.
Observe the following
precautions when handling
the Battery Chargers
(available separately)
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not handle the power cable or
go near the battery charger during
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lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
• Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the power cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flame. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in electric shock.
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or result in overheating or
fire.
Handle moving parts with care
Be careful that your fingers or other
objects are not pinched by the lens
cover or other moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs included with this device
should not be played back on audio CD
equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an
audio CD player could cause hearing
loss or damage the equipment.
Observe caution when using
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
1 m (3 ft 4 in.) from the subject.
Do not operate the flash with
the flash window touching a
person or object
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in burns or fire.
Avoid contact with liquid
crystal
Should the monitor break, care should
be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent liquid
crystal from the monitor touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
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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.
Turn the power off when
using inside an airplane or the
hospital
Turn the power off while inside the
airplane during take off or landing.
Follow the instructions of the hospital
when using while in a hospital. The
electromagnetic waves given out by
this camera may disrupt the electronic
systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital.
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Introduction
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3D Images
Do not continuously view 3D images
recorded with this device for extended
periods, whether on a television,
monitor, or other display.
In the case of children whose visual
systems are still maturing, consult a
pediatrician or ophthalmologist prior
to use and follow their instructions.
Prolonged viewing of 3D images may
cause eye strain, nausea, or discomfort.
Cease use should any of these
symptoms occur and consult a
physician if necessary.
Notices
Notice for Customers in the
U.S.A.
Introduction
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Radio
Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television
technician for help.
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or
modifications made to this device that
are not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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Introduction
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING
Handling the cord on this product will
expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville,
New York 11747-3064 USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
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Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Symbol for Separate Collection in
European Countries
Introduction
This symbol indicates that
this product is to be
collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................... ii
Introduction
Read This First ....................................................... ii
Confirming the Package Contents................. ii
About This Manual .................................................. iii
Information and Precautions............................. v
For Your Safety ................................................. viii
WARNINGS ................................................................ viii
Notices................................................................. xiii
Parts of the Camera ..................................... 1
The Camera Body................................................. 2
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap ... 4
Raising and Lowering the Flash ....................... 5
The Monitor ........................................................... 6
Shooting Mode .......................................................... 6
Playback Mode ........................................................... 8
The Basics of Shooting and Playback.... 9
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Preparation 1 Insert the Batteries ............... 10
Applicable Batteries.............................................. 11
Preparation 2 Insert a Memory Card.......... 13
Internal Memory and Memory Cards......... 14
Approved Memory Cards.................................. 15
Preparation 3 Set the Display Language,
Date, and Time................................................... 16
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select
Shooting Mode.................................................. 20
Turning the Camera On and Off ................... 22
Step 2 Frame a Picture .................................... 23
Using the Zoom...................................................... 24
Step 3 Focus and Shoot.................................. 26
The Shutter-release Button .............................. 27
Step 4 Play Back Images ................................. 29
Step 5 Delete Images....................................... 31
Shooting Features ..................................... 33
G (Easy Auto) Mode ....................................... 34
Changing G (Easy Auto) Mode Settings ... 34
Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes) ... 35
Changing Scene Mode Settings ................... 36
Characteristics of Each Scene ......................... 36
Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Smiling
Faces)..................................................................... 44
Changing Smart Portrait Mode Settings... 45
Options Available in the Smart Portrait
Menu .............................................................................. 46
Using Skin Softening ............................................ 47
A (Auto) Mode ................................................. 48
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings ........... 48
Options Available in the Auto Shooting
Menu .............................................................................. 49
Features That Can Be Set Using the Multi
Selector................................................................. 50
Available Features.................................................. 50
Using the Flash (Flash Modes)........................ 51
Using the Self-timer .............................................. 55
Using Macro Mode................................................ 57
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure
Compensation)........................................................ 59
Default Settings....................................................... 60
Playback Features....................................... 67
Playback Zoom .................................................. 68
Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display........ 69
Features Available in Playback Mode
(Playback Menu)................................................ 70
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer,
or Printer .............................................................. 71
Using ViewNX 2 ................................................. 73
Installing ViewNX 2 ............................................... 73
Transferring Images to the Computer ...... 76
Viewing Images....................................................... 78
Recording and Playing Back Movies.... 79
Recording Movies ............................................. 80
Changing Movie Recording Settings (the
Movie Menu)............................................................. 83
Playing Back Movies ........................................ 84
Reference Section ................................. E1
Using Panorama Assist............................... E2
Taking 3D Pictures....................................... E5
Editing Still Images...................................... E8
Editing Features................................................. E8
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and
Contrast ............................................................... E10
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones... E11
g Small Picture: Reducing the Size of an
Image.................................................................... E12
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy .... E13
Editing Movies ............................................ E15
Connecting the Camera to a TV (Viewing
Images on a TV) .......................................... E17
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
(Direct Print)................................................. E19
Connecting the Camera to a Printer ... E20
Printing Individual Images....................... E22
Printing Multiple Images .......................... E24
The Smart Portrait Menu......................... E27
Skin Softening.................................................. E27
Smile Timer........................................................ E28
Blink Proof .......................................................... E28
Introduction
Changing the Image Size (Image Mode).... 62
Image Mode Settings (Image Size and
Quality) ......................................................................... 62
Features That Cannot Be Used
Simultaneously .................................................. 64
Focusing............................................................... 65
Using Face Detection .......................................... 65
Focus Lock.................................................................. 66
General Camera Setup.............................. 87
The Setup Menu ................................................ 88
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The Shooting Menu
(for A (Auto) Mode)................................. E29
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ............ E29
Continuous Shooting ................................. E32
ISO Sensitivity .................................................. E33
Color Options .................................................. E34
The Playback Menu ................................... E35
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print
Order).................................................................... E35
b Slide Show ................................................. E38
d Protect......................................................... E39
f Rotate Image ............................................ E41
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory
and Memory Card) ....................................... E42
The Movie Menu ........................................ E44
Movie Options................................................. E44
Autofocus Mode............................................ E45
Wind Noise Reduction ............................... E45
The Setup Menu ......................................... E46
Welcome Screen............................................ E46
Time Zone and Date ................................... E47
Monitor Settings............................................ E51
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)... E53
Vibration Reduction..................................... E54
Motion Detection.......................................... E55
AF Assist .............................................................. E56
Sound Settings ............................................... E57
Auto Off............................................................... E58
Format Memory/Format Card............... E59
Language ........................................................... E60
TV Settings......................................................... E61
Blink Warning................................................... E62
Eye-Fi Upload................................................... E64
Reset All............................................................... E65
Battery Type...................................................... E68
Firmware Version........................................... E68
File and Folder Names.............................. E69
Optional Accessories ................................ E70
Error Messages............................................ E71
Technical Notes and Index .................. F1
Caring for the Product.................................. F2
The Camera............................................................ F2
Batteries.................................................................... F4
Memory Cards ...................................................... F6
Cleaning and Storage................................... F7
Cleaning ................................................................... F7
Storage...................................................................... F7
Troubleshooting ............................................ F8
Specifications ............................................... F16
Supported Standards.................................... F20
Index................................................................ F21
Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body....................................................2
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap..........................................4
Raising and Lowering the Flash ...............................................................5
Parts of the Camera
This chapter describes the parts of the camera and explains information that is displayed in
the monitor.
The Monitor.............................................................6
Shooting Mode ..............................................................................................6
Playback Mode ...............................................................................................8
If you want to start using the camera right away, see “The Basics of Shooting and
Playback” (A 9).
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Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
1 2 3 4
5 6
8
7
Parts of the Camera
9
10
11
15
1
2
14 13 12
Zoom control........................................................ 24
f : wide ............................................................. 24
g : tele................................................................ 24
h : thumbnail playback........................... 69
i : playback zoom...................................... 68
j : help .............................................................. 35
2
Shutter-release button.................................... 26
3
Self-timer lamp..................................................... 55
AF-assist illuminator.......................................... 88
4
Power switch/power-on lamp ................... 20
5
Speaker ..................................................................... 84
6
Built-in microphone (stereo) ....................... 80
7
Eyelet for camera strap.......................................4
8
Flash .......................................................................5, 51
9
DC input connector (for AC adapter available
separately from Nikon)...................... 12, E70
10 USB connector and audio/video output ...71
11 HDMI mini connector (Type C)...................71
12 Connector cover..................................................71
13 m (flash pop-up) button............................5, 51
14 Side zoom control ..............................................24
15 Lens
1
2 3 4
5 6
7
8
12
13 14
1
Monitor ........................................................................ 6
8
k (apply selection) button
2
A (shooting mode) button
.................................................................34, 35, 44, 48
9
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover..........................10, 13
3
Flash lamp............................................................... 52
10 l (delete) button...............................................31
4
b (e movie-record) button..................... 80
11 d button ............................ 46, 49, 70, 83, 88
5
c (playback) button....................................... 29
12 Tripod socket ..................................................F18
6
Eyelet for camera strap ...................................... 4
13 Battery chamber ..................................................10
7
Multi selector
14 Memory card slot ................................................13
Parts of the Camera
11 10 9
3
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap
Attach the lens cap to the camera strap, and then attach the strap to the camera.
Parts of the Camera
Attach them at two places.
B
4
Lens Cap
• Remove the lens cap before you take a picture.
• At times when you will not be taking pictures such as when the power is off or while you are
carrying the camera, attach the lens cap to the camera to protect the lens.
Raising and Lowering the Flash
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the flash.
• Using the Flash (Flash Modes) ➝ A 51
• Push the flash down gently to lower the flash until it clicks into place when not in use.
Parts of the Camera
5
The Monitor
• The information that is displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback changes
depending on the camera’s settings and state of use.
By default, information is displayed when the camera is turned on and when you operate
the camera, and turns off after a few seconds (Monitor settings (A 88) > Photo info >
Auto info).
Shooting Mode
Parts of the Camera
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Shooting mode.............................34, 35, 44, 48
2
Macro mode .......................................................... 57
Number of exposures remaining
(still images)............................................................21
3
Zoom indicator ............................................ 24, 57
19 Internal memory indicator ............................21
4
Focus indicator..................................................... 26
20 Aperture value ......................................................27
5
AE/AF-L indicator.......................................... E3
21 Shutter speed........................................................27
6
Flash mode............................................................. 51
22 Focus area........................................................23, 26
7
Eye-Fi indicator .................................................... 89
23
8
Battery level indicator...................................... 21
9
Vibration reduction icon ................................ 88
11 Motion detection icon .................................... 88
12 Wind noise reduction ...................................... 83
13 “Date not set” indicator...........19, 88, E71
14 Travel destination indicator ......................... 88
15 Movie options....................................................... 83
16 Movie length ......................................................... 82
17 Image mode .......................................................... 62
Focus area (face detection,
pet detection) ...............................................23, 26
24 ISO sensitivity.........................................................49
25 Exposure compensation value...................59
26 Color options.........................................................49
27 Skin softening........................................................46
28 White balance mode ........................................49
29 Continuous shooting mode ........................49
Parts of the Camera
10 Print date ................................................................. 88
18
30 Blink proof icon ....................................................46
31 Self-timer indicator ............................................55
32 Smile timer..............................................................46
33 Pet portrait auto release .................................42
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Date of recording ............................................... 16
10 Internal memory indicator ............................29
2
Time of recording............................................... 16
11 Movie playback indicator...............................84
3
Battery level indicator...................................... 21
12 Volume indicator.................................................85
4
Protect icon............................................................ 70
13 D-Lighting icon ....................................................70
5
Eye-Fi indicator .................................................... 89
14 Small picture icon...............................................70
6
Print order icon .................................................... 70
15 Skin softening icon ............................................70
7
Image mode .......................................................... 62
16 3D image indicator ............................................43
8
Movie options....................................................... 83
17 File number and type.............................. E69
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(a) Current image number/
total number of images.......................... 29
(b) Movie length................................................. 84
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Preparation
Shooting
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select Shooting Mode........................................20
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................23
Step 3 Focus and Shoot.....................................................................................................26
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Preparation 1 Insert the Batteries ..................................................................................10
Preparation 2 Insert a Memory Card.............................................................................13
Preparation 3 Set the Display Language, Date, and Time.....................................16
Playback
Step 4 Play Back Images ....................................................................................................29
Step 5 Delete Images..........................................................................................................31
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Preparation 1 Insert the Batteries
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
• Before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover,
hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from
falling out.
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2
1
2
Insert the batteries.
• Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are
oriented correctly as described on the label at the entrance of
the battery chamber, and insert the batteries.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
• Slide the cover while securely holding down the area marked
2.
10
3
1
2
3
Applicable Batteries
•
•
•
*
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (batteries included)
Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
B
Removing the Batteries
B
Notes About the Batteries
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page ix and in “Batteries” (F4) before
use.
• Do not combine old and new batteries or batteries of different makes or types.
• Batteries with the following defects cannot be used:
Batteries with peeling
B
Batteries with insulation that
does not cover the area around
the negative terminal
Batteries with a flat
negative terminal
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• Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
• The camera, batteries, or memory card may be hot immediately after using the camera. Observe
caution when removing the batteries or memory card.
Battery Type
By setting Battery type in the setup menu (A 88) to match the type of batteries inserted in the
camera, the batteries can perform more efficiently.
The default setting is the type of battery included with purchase. When any other type of battery is
used, turn the camera on and change the setting.
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B
Notes About EN-MH2 Rechargeable Batteries
When using EN-MH2 batteries with the COOLPIX L810, charge the batteries four at a time using
Battery Charger MH-73 (A 89, E70).
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Alkaline Batteries
Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the manufacturer. Choose a
reliable brand.
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Notes About an AC Power Source
• You can use the AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately; E70) to power the camera from an
electrical outlet.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than the EH-67.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
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Preparation 2 Insert a Memory Card
1
Turn off the camera and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
• When the camera turns off, the power-on lamp and the
display turn off.
• Before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover,
hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from
falling out.
1
2
Insert a memory card.
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3
• Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.
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Inserting a Memory Card
Inserting a memory card upside down or backwards could
damage the camera and the memory card. Be sure to check
that the memory card is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
• Slide the cover while securely holding down the area marked
2.
1
2
3
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B
Formatting a Memory Card
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera.
• All data stored on a memory card is permanently deleted when the card is formatted.
Copy any data on the card that you wish to keep to a computer before formatting.
• To format a memory card, insert the card into the camera, press the d button, and select
Format card (E59) in the setup menu (A 88).
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Notes About Memory Cards
See “Memory Cards” (F6) and the documentation included with your memory card for more
information.
Removing the Memory Card
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• Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor have turned off before opening the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Gently push the memory card into the camera (1) to partially
eject the card, and then remove the card (2). Do not pull it at an
angle.
• The camera, battery, and memory card may be hot immediately
after using the camera. Observe caution when removing the
battery or memory card.
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Internal Memory and Memory Cards
Camera data, including images and movies, can be saved in either the camera’s internal
memory (approximately 50 MB) or on a memory card. Remove the memory card to use the
internal memory for image saving and playback.
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Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in
this camera.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for recording
movies. When using a memory card with a lower Speed Class rating, movie recording may
stop unexpectedly.
SD memory card
SDXC memory card 3
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
TOSHIBA
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Panasonic
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB,
32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar
–
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB, 128 GB
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the device
supports 2 GB cards.
2 SDHC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the
device supports SDHC.
3
SDXC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards. We cannot guarantee camera
performance when using memory cards made by other manufacturers.
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SDHC memory card 2
SanDisk
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Preparation 3 Set the Display Language, Date, and Time
When the camera is turned on for the first time, the language-selection screen and the date
and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
• When the camera is turned on, the power-on lamp (green)
will light and then the monitor will turn on (the power-on
lamp turns off when the monitor turns on).
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2
Press the multi selector H or I to
select the desired language and press
the k button.
Language
Cancel
3
Press H or I to select Yes and press the k
button.
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
Cancel
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4
Press J or K to select your home
time zone and press the k
button.
• Press H to enable daylight saving time.
When the daylight saving time function is
enabled, W is displayed at the top of the
monitor. Press I to disable the daylight
saving time function.
5
Press H or I to select the date format and
press the k button.
Date format
Press H, I, J, or K to set the date and time,
and press the k button.
Date and time
• Select an item: Press K or J (changes between D, M, Y,
hour, and minute).
• Edit the date and time: Press H or I.
• Confirm the setting: Select the minute setting and press
the k button.
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Back
Press H or I to select Yes and then press the
k button.
Year/Month/Day
Month/Day/Year
Day/Month/Year
D
Y
M
01
2012
01
00
00
Edit
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London
Casablanca
Date and time
15/05/2012 15:30
OK?
Yes
No
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8
Make sure that the lens cap has been
removed, then press the A button.
• The lens extends and the shooting-mode selection screen
is displayed.
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When Easy auto mode is displayed, press the
k button.
• The camera enters the shooting mode and you can take
pictures in Easy auto mode (A 20).
• To switch to another shooting mode, press the multi
selector H or I before pressing the k button.
Press this button in
shooting mode for
shooting-mode
selection menu.
Easy auto mode
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Changing the Language Setting and the Date and Time Setting
• You can change these settings using the Language (E60) and Time zone and date (E47)
settings in the z setup menu (A 88).
• You can enable and disable daylight saving time by selecting the z setup menu > Time zone
and date (E47) > Time zone. When enabled, the clock moves forward one hour; when
disabled, the clock moves back one hour. When the travel destination (x) is selected, the time
difference between the travel destination and the home time zone (w) is automatically calculated
and the date and time in the selected region are saved at the time of shooting.
• If you exit without setting the date and time, O will flash when the shooting screen is displayed.
Use the Time zone and date setting in the setup menu to set the date and time (A 88, E47).
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The Clock Battery
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Imprinting the Shooting Date in Printed Images
• Set the date and time before shooting.
• You can permanently imprint the shooting date in images as they are captured by setting Print
date (E53) in the setup menu (A 88).
• If you want the shooting date to be printed without using the Print date setting, print using the
ViewNX 2 software (A 73).
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• The camera’s clock is powered by a backup battery that is separate from the camera’s main
battery.
• The backup battery charges when the main battery is inserted into the camera or when the
camera is connected to an optional AC adapter, and can provide several days of backup power
after about ten hours of charging.
• If the camera’s backup battery becomes exhausted, the date and time setting screen is displayed
when the camera is turned on. Set the date and time again. ➝ Step 3 of “Preparation 3 Set the
Display Language, Date, and Time” (A 16)
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select Shooting Mode
1
Remove the lens cap and press the power
switch to turn on the camera.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns on.
• Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the flash (A 5).
2
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Press the A button.
• The shooting-mode selection menu, which allows you to
select the desired shooting mode, is displayed.
3
Press the multi selector H or I to
select the desired shooting mode
and press the k button.
• G (easy auto) mode is used in this example.
Easy auto mode
4
Check the battery level indicator and the
number of exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery Level Indicator
Display
Description
b
Battery level high.
B
Battery level low.
Prepare to replace the batteries.
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures.
Replace the batteries.
29m 0s
970
Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
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The number of pictures that can be taken is displayed.
• C is displayed when no memory card is inserted in the camera, and images will be saved in
the internal memory (approx. 50 MB).
• The number of exposures remaining depends on the amount of available memory in the
internal memory or memory card, and also varies depending on the image quality and
image size (determined by the image mode setting; A 63).
Notes About the Flash
In situations where you want to use the flash, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit,
press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the flash (A 5, 51).
The flash does not pop-up automatically. When the flash is lowered, the flash does not fire no matter
what the shooting conditions are.
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Turning the Camera On and Off
• Remove the lens cap and turn the camera on.
• When the camera is turned on, the power-on lamp (green) will light and then the monitor
will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when the monitor turns on).
• To turn off the camera, press the power switch. When the camera turns off, the power-on
lamp and the monitor turn off.
• You can press and hold the c (playback) button to turn on the camera and switch to
playback mode. The lens will not extend.
B
If Turn the camera off, remove the lens cap, and turn the camera on. Is Displayed
Make sure that the lens cap has been removed, and turn the camera off and then on again.
C
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
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If no operations are performed for a while, the monitor will turn off, the camera will enter standby
mode, and the power-on lamp will flash. If no operations are performed for approximately another
three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.
While the camera is in standby mode, the monitor turns back on if you perform any of the following
operations:
➝ Press the power switch, shutter-release button, A (shooting mode) button, c (playback)
button, or b (e movie-record) button
Flashes
No operations
performed
No operations
performed
3 min
29m 0s
970
Camera enters
standby mode.
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Camera turns off.
• The time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode can be changed using the Auto off
setting in the setup menu (A 88).
• By default, the camera enters standby mode in about 30 seconds when you are using shooting
mode or playback mode.
• If you are using the optional AC Adapter EH-67, the camera enters standby mode after 30 minutes.
Step 2 Frame a Picture
1
Hold the camera steady.
• Keep fingers, hair, the camera strap, and other objects away
from the lens, flash, AF assist-illuminator, and microphone.
Frame the picture.
• When the camera determines the scene mode, the
shooting mode icon will change (A 34).
• When the camera detects a human face, that face is framed
by a yellow double border (focus area).
• When shooting non-human subjects or when no faces are
detected, the camera focuses on the subject in the center
of the frame. Position the main subject near the center of
the frame.
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Shooting mode icon
29m 0s
970
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B
Easy Auto Mode
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. In this
case, select another shooting mode (A 34, 35, 44, and 48).
• When the digital zoom is in effect, the scene mode changes to U.
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When Using a Tripod
• We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera in the following situations:
- When shooting in dimly lit conditions with the flash mode (A 53) set to W (off)
- When zooming in on the subject
• Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (A 88) when using a tripod.
Using the Zoom
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Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom.
• To zoom in closer to the subject, rotate the
zoom control to g (telephoto).
• To zoom out and view a larger area, rotate the
zoom control to f (wide-angle).
When you turn the camera on, the zoom
moves to the maximum wide-angle position.
Zoom out
Zoom in
• The side zoom control (A 2) can also be
turned toward g or f to operate the zoom.
g
Zoom in
f
Zoom out
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the
monitor when the zoom control is operated.
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Optical zoom Digital zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating and holding
the zoom control or the side zoom control toward g triggers digital zoom.
Digital zoom can magnify the subject up to about 4× beyond the maximum magnification of
the optical zoom.
Maximum optical zoom
Digital zoom enabled
• When you are using digital zoom, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame and the focus area is not displayed.
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify
images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image mode (A 62) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still pictures. When zoom is
increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to
indicate that interpolation is being applied.
The position of V moves to the right as image size decreases, allowing you to confirm the zoom
position at which shooting without interpolation is possible at the current image mode setting.
Small image size
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway
(A 27).
• When a face is detected:
The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. When the subject is in focus, the double border
glows green.
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1/250
F 3.1
• When you are using digital zoom, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame and the
focus area is not displayed. When the camera has focused, the focus indicator (A 6) glows green.
• While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator may
flash in red. This indicates that the camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition and
press the shutter-release button halfway again.
2
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1/250
• When a face is not detected:
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. When the camera has focused, the focus area glows
green.
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down (A 27).
• The shutter is released and the image will be saved to the
memory card or internal memory.
The Shutter-release Button
Press halfway
To set focus and exposure (shutter speed and aperture value),
press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel
resistance. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
Press all the way
While pressing the shutter-release button halfway, press the
shutter-release button the rest of the way down to release the
shutter and take a picture.
Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this
may result in camera shake and blurred images. Press the button
gently.
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Notes About Saving Data
After taking pictures or recording a movie, the number of exposures remaining or the remaining
recording time flashes while images or movies are being saved. Do not open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover while images or movies are being saved. Image and movie data
could be lost and the camera or memory card could be damaged.
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Autofocus
The camera may not focus as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the subject
makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject, wearing a white shirt, is
standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly shaped
windows, etc.)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or select auto mode and use focus lock (A 66) to take the picture by first focusing on an
object that is the same distance from the camera as the desired subject.
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Notes About Face Detection
See “Using Face Detection” (A 65) for more information.
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AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is dimly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A 88) may light when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway, and the flash (A 51) may fire when the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way down.
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To Make Sure You Do Not Miss a Shot
If you are concerned that you might miss a shot, press the shutter-release button all the way without
first pressing it halfway.
Step 4 Play Back Images
1
Press the c (playback) button.
• The camera switches to playback mode and the last image
saved is displayed in full-frame playback mode.
c (playback)
button
2
Display the previous image
• Display the previous image: H or J
• Display the next image: I or K
Display the next image
• Remove the memory card from the camera to play back
images saved in the camera’s internal memory. C is
displayed near the current image number/total number of
images display.
• To return to shooting mode, press the A button, the
shutter-release button, or the b (e movie-record)
button.
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Use the multi selector to select an image to
display.
4
Current image number/
total number of images
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Viewing Images
• Images may be displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory card or
internal memory.
• When you play back images in which the face of a person (A 65) or pet (A 42) was detected at
the time of shooting, depending on the orientation of the detected face, the images are
automatically rotated for playback display.
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More Information
• Playback Zoom➝ A 68
• Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display➝ A 69
• Features Available in Playback Mode (Playback Menu)➝ A 70
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Step 5 Delete Images
Press the l button to delete the image
currently displayed in the monitor.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select the
desired deletion method and press the k
button.
• Current image: Only the current image is deleted.
• Erase selected images: Multiple images can be selected
and deleted (A 32).
• All images: All images are deleted.
• To exit without deleting, press the d button.
3
Press H or I to select Yes and press the k
button.
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• To cancel, press H or I to select No and press the k
button.
Delete
Current image
Erase selec ted images
All images
Erase 1 image?
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Yes
No
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Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Press the multi selector J or K to select an
image to be deleted, and then press H to
display y.
Erase selec ted images
• To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
• Rotate the zoom control (A 2) to g (i) to switch back to
full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
2
Back
ON/OFF
Add y to all images that you want to delete and then press the k
button to confirm the selection.
• A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Notes About Deletion
• Deleted images cannot be recovered. Copy important images to a computer before deleting
them from the camera.
• Protected images (A 70) cannot be deleted.
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Deleting the Last Image Captured While in Shooting Mode
When using shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last image that was saved.
Shooting Features
This chapter describes the camera’s shooting modes and the features that are available when
using each shooting mode.
You can select shooting modes and adjust settings according to the shooting conditions and
the kind of images you want to capture.
Shooting Features
G (Easy Auto) Mode............................................ 34
Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes) .......... 35
Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Smiling Faces) ... 44
A (Auto) Mode .................................................... 48
Features That Can Be Set Using the Multi Selector .... 50
Using the Flash (Flash Modes) ............................................................... 51
Using the Self-timer................................................................................... 55
Using Macro Mode..................................................................................... 57
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)............................ 59
Changing the Image Size (Image Mode)............ 62
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously..... 64
Focusing ............................................................... 65
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Shooting Features
G (Easy Auto) Mode
The camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode when you frame a picture.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M G (easy auto) mode M
k button
Automatic Scene Selection
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The camera automatically selects one of the following scenes when you point the camera at a
subject:
• e Portrait (A 36)
• f Landscape (A 36)
• h Night portrait (A 37)
• g Night landscape (A 39)
• i Close-up (A 39)
• j Backlighting (A 40)
• U Other scenes
Changing G (Easy Auto) Mode Settings
• Depending on the scene selected by the camera, you can press the multi selector H (X),
J (n), and K (o) to set the corresponding features. ➝ “Features That Can Be Set Using
the Multi Selector” (A 50), “Default Settings” (A 60)
• Features that can be set by pressing the d button ➝ Image mode, which is the
combination of image size and image quality (A 62)
Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes)
When one of the following scenes is selected, camera settings are automatically optimized for
the selected scene.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M b (second icon from the top*) M
K M H, I, J, K M select a scene M k button
* The icon of the last scene selected is displayed.
c Landscape
(A 36)
d Sports
(A 37)
e Night portrait
(A 37)
f Party/indoor
(A 37)
Z Beach
(A 38)
z Snow
(A 38)
h Sunset
(A 38)
i Dusk/dawn
(A 38)
j Night landscape
(A 39)
k Close-up
(A 39)
u Food
(A 39)
l Museum
(A 40)
m Fireworks show
(A 40)
n Black and white copy o Backlighting
(A 40)
(A 40)
U Panorama assist
(A 41)
O Pet portrait
(A 42)
s 3D photography
(A 43)
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Shooting Features
b Portrait
(default setting;
A 36)
To View a Description (Help Display) of Each Scene
Select the desired scene from the scene selection screen and rotate
the zoom control (A 2) to g (j) to view a description of that
scene. To return to the original screen, rotate the zoom control to g
(j) again.
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Changing Scene Mode Settings
• Depending on the scene, the multi selector H (X), I (p), J (n), and K (o) can be used
to set the corresponding features. ➝ “Features That Can Be Set Using the Multi Selector”
(A 50), “Default Settings” (A 60)
• Features that can be set by pressing the d button ➝ Image mode, which is the
combination of image size and image quality (A 62)
Characteristics of Each Scene
b Portrait
Use this mode for portraits.
• When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face
(A 65).
• You can use the skin softening option to smooth the skin tones
in human faces (A 47).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject in
the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
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c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• The focus area or focus indicator (A 7) always glows green
when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
O: Use of a tripod is recommended when using scene modes indicated with O. Set Vibration
reduction to Off in the setup menu (A 88) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
d Sports
Use this mode when shooting sporting events. The camera
captures a series of still images that allow you to clearly see
detailed movements in a moving subject.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
• Press and hold the shutter-release button all the way to capture
images continuously. Up to about four images are captured
continuously at a rate of about 1.2 fps (when Image mode is
set to P).
• The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. You may hear
the sound of the camera focusing.
• Focus, exposure, and hue are fixed at the values determined with the first image in each series.
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
e Night portrait
O
Shooting Features
Use this mode for evening and night portraits that include
background scenery. The flash fires to light the portrait subject while
preserving background lighting to achieve a natural balance
between the main subject and background ambience.
• Raise the flash before shooting.
• When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face
(A 65).
• You can use the skin softening option to smooth the skin tones in human faces (A 47).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
f Party/indoor
Suitable for taking pictures at parties. Captures the effects of
candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera
steadily. Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu
(A 88) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
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Z Beach
Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit
expanses of water.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
z Snow
Captures the brightness of sunlit snow.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
h Sunset
O
Shooting Features
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
i Dusk/dawn
O
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise
or after sunset.
• The focus area or focus indicator (A 7) always glows green
when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
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O: Use of a tripod is recommended when using scene modes indicated with O. Set Vibration
reduction to Off in the setup menu (A 88) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
j Night landscape
O
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture stunning night
landscapes.
• The focus area or focus indicator (A 7) always glows green
when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
k Close-up
u Food
Use this mode when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 57) is enabled and the camera automatically
zooms to the closest position at which it can focus.
• You can adjust hue by pressing the multi selector H and I. The
hue setting is saved in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. Use
focus lock to frame the picture on an object not in the center of
the frame (A 66).
• The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not
pressed halfway. You may hear the sound of the camera
focusing.
Shooting Features
Use this mode to photograph flowers, insects, and other small
objects at close range.
• Macro mode (A 57) is enabled and the camera automatically
zooms to the closest position at which it can focus.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. Use
focus lock to frame the picture on an object not in the center of
the frame (A 66).
• The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. You may hear
the sound of the camera focusing.
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l Museum
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in
museums and art galleries) or in other settings in which you do not
want to use the flash.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
• The camera captures a series of up to ten images while the shutterrelease button is held all the way down, and the sharpest image in
the series is automatically selected and saved (best shot selector).
m Fireworks show
O
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the light from fireworks.
• Camera focuses at infinity.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus
indicator (A 7) always glows green.
Shooting Features
n Black and white copy
Provides clear images of text or drawings on a whiteboard or in
print.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
• Use together with macro mode (A 57) when shooting
subjects that are close to the camera.
o Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing
features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to “fill
in” (illuminate) shadows.
• Raise the flash before shooting.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
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O: Use of a tripod is recommended when using scene modes indicated with O. Set Vibration
reduction to Off in the setup menu (A 88) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
U Panorama assist
Use this setting to capture a series of images that will be connected using a computer to form a
panorama image (E2).
• Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select the direction that you will move the camera in
when capturing images, and press the k button.
• After shooting the first image, confirm on the screen how the captured image will be
connected to the next image, and shoot the next image. Shoot as many images as needed to
complete the panorama. To finish shooting, press the k button.
• Transfer the images to your computer and use the Panorama Maker 6 (A 75, E4) software to
combine the images into a single panorama image.
Shooting Features
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O Pet portrait
Shooting Features
42
Use this mode when taking pictures of dogs or cats. When the
camera detects the face of a dog or cat, the camera focuses on that
face. Once the camera has focused, by default it automatically
releases the shutter (pet portrait auto release).
• From the screen displayed after the O Pet portrait scene
mode is selected, select Single or Continuous.
- Single: Images are captured one at a time.
- Continuous: Three images are captured continuously when a face is focused on (at a rate of
about 1.2 fps when Image mode is set to P 4608×3456).
• When the camera detects a face, a double border (focus area) is
displayed around the face, and the double border glows green
when the camera has focused.
The faces of up to five pets can be detected at the same time.
When the camera detects more than one face, the face
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• If no pet faces are detected, you can release the shutter by
pressing the shutter-release button.
- If no pet faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
- When Continuous is selected, up to about four images are captured continuously at a rate of
about 1.2 fps while the shutter-release button is held all the way down (when Image mode is
set to P 4608×3456).
• Press the multi selector J (n) to change auto release settings. When set to Off, the shutter is
released only when the shutter-release button is pressed.
• Pet portrait auto release turns off automatically when:
- Five bursts have been taken
- Internal memory or the memory card is full
To continue using Pet portrait auto release to take more pictures, press the multi selector J
(n) and change the setting again.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Depending on the distance of the pet from the camera, the speed of the pet’s movement, the
direction the pet is facing, the ambient brightness of the pet’s face, etc., pet faces may not be
detected or other subjects may be displayed with a border.
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Shooting Features
Use this mode for taking 3D images viewable in three dimensions on a 3D-compatible TV or
monitor. The camera takes one picture for each eye to simulate a three-dimensional image.
Images taken in this mode are saved at an image size of n (1920 × 1080).
• After taking the first picture, move the camera horizontally to the right so that the subject is
aligned with the guide on the monitor. The camera takes the second picture automatically.
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame for the first shot.
The focus, exposure, and white balance set for the first shot are used for the second shot.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
• The telephoto zoom position is limited to the angle of view equivalent to that of a 132 mm lens
in 35mm [135] format.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be narrower
than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• The two captured images are saved as a 3D picture (MPO file) consisting of the left and right eye
images. The first image (the left eye image) is also saved as a JPEG file.
• 3D images cannot be played back in 3D on the camera monitor. Only the left eye image of a 3D
image is displayed during playback.
• To view 3D images in 3D, connect the camera to a 3D-compatible TV or monitor using a 3Dcompatible HDMI cable and configure the camera as described below using TV settings in the
setup menu (A 88).
- HDMI: Set to Auto (default setting) or 1080i.
- HDMI 3D output: Set to On (default setting).
• It may take a while to display images when switching between 3D images and non-3D images.
• Taking 3D Pictures ➝ E5
Notes About Viewing 3D images
When viewing 3D images on a 3D-compatible TV or monitor for an extended period of time, you
may experience discomfort such as eye strain or nausea. Carefully read the documentation included
with your TV or monitor to ensure proper use.
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Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Smiling Faces)
When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take a picture automatically without
pressing the shutter-release button (smile timer). You can use the skin softening option to
smooth the skin tones in human faces.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M F Smart portrait mode M
k button
1
Frame the picture.
Shooting Features
• Raise the flash when using it (A 5).
• When the camera detects a human face, a yellow double border (focus area) is displayed
around that face. When the camera has focused on that face, the double border will turn
green for a moment and focus is locked.
• Up to three faces can be detected. When the camera detects more than one face, a double
border is displayed around the face closest to the center of the frame, and single borders are
displayed around the other faces.
2
Wait for the subject to smile. Do not press the shutter-release button.
• If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the Smile timer
(A 46, E28) feature is activated and the shutter is automatically released.
• After the camera releases the shutter, it will continue to detect faces and smiles, and will
release the shutter again if it detects a smiling face.
3
Shooting ends.
• Any of the following operations can be used to cancel smile detection and stop shooting.
- Turn the camera off.
- Set Smile timer (A 46, E28) to Off.
- Press the A button and select a different shooting mode.
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B
Notes About Smart Portrait Mode
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles.
• “Notes About Face Detection” ➝ A 65
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Auto Off in Smile Timer Mode
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto off function (A 88) is activated and the camera turns off
when either of the situations indicated below persists and no other operations are performed.
• The camera does not detect any faces.
• The camera detected a face, but cannot detect a smile.
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When the Self-timer Lamp Flashes
When using smile timer, the self-timer lamp flashes when the camera detects a face and flashes
quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
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Releasing the Shutter Manually
Changing Smart Portrait Mode Settings
• Features that can be set using the multi selector (A 50) ➝ Flash mode (A 51), self-timer
(A 55), and exposure compensation (A 59)
• Features that can be set by pressing the d button ➝ Options Available in the Smart
Portrait Menu (A 46)
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Shooting Features
The shutter can also be released by pressing the shutter-release button. If no faces are detected, the
camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
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Options Available in the Smart Portrait Menu
When using F smart portrait mode, the following settings can be changed.
Enter smart portrait mode (A 44) M d button M F tab
Smart portrait
Image mode
Skin softening
Smile timer
Blink proof
Option
A
Shooting Features
Image mode
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Skin softening
Enable skin softening. Make the skin tones in human faces smoother.
The default setting is On.
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Smile timer
When On (default setting) is selected, the camera detects human
faces and then automatically releases the shutter whenever a smile is
detected. Self-timer cannot be used with this feature.
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Blink proof
When On is selected, the camera automatically releases the shutter
twice each time a picture is taken. Of the two shots, the image in
which the subject’s eyes are more open compared to the other shot
is saved.
The flash cannot be used when On is selected.
The default setting is Off.
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46
Description
Allows you to select the combination of image size and image quality
used when saving images (A 62). If you change the image mode
setting, the new setting is applied to all shooting modes.
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
Using Skin Softening
When the shutter is released in one of the following shooting modes, the camera detects one
or more human faces (up to three), and processes the image to soften facial skin tones.
• Portrait (A 36) or Night portrait (A 37) in G (easy auto) mode
• Portrait (A 36) or Night portrait (A 37) scene mode
• Smart portrait mode (A 44)
Skin softening can also be applied to saved images (A 70, E11).
Shooting Features
B
Notes About Skin Softening
• It may take more time than usual to save images after shooting.
• Under some shooting conditions, the desired skin softening results may not be achieved, or skin
softening may be applied to areas of the image where there are no faces.
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A (Auto) Mode
Used for general shooting. Settings can be adjusted in the shooting menu (A 49) to suit the
shooting conditions and the type of shot you want to capture.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M A (auto) mode M k button
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings
• Features that can be set using the multi selector (A 50) ➝ Flash mode (A 51), self-timer
(A 55), macro mode (A 57), and exposure compensation (A 59)
• Features that can be set by pressing the d button ➝ Options Available in the Auto
Shooting Menu (A 49)
Shooting Features
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Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
Options Available in the Auto Shooting Menu
When using A (auto) mode, the following settings can be changed.
Enter A (auto) mode (A 48) M d button M A tab
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
Option
Description
A
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White balance
Allows you to adjust white balance to suit the light source in order
to make the colors in images match what you see with your eye.
The available settings are Auto (default setting), Preset manual,
Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, and Flash.
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Continuous
Allows you to capture a series of images. The available settings are
Single (default setting), Continuous, BSS, and Multi-shot 16.
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ISO sensitivity
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light. You can set sensitivity to
Auto (default setting), or lock the setting at 80, 100, 200, 400,
800, or 1600. When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the camera sets
the ISO sensitivity automatically, and E is displayed while
shooting when ISO sensitivity increases.
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Color options
Allows you to change the color tones of images. The available
settings are Standard color (default setting), Vivid color, Black- E34
and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype.
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Shooting Features
Image mode
Allows you to select the combination of image size and image
quality used when saving images (A 62).
This setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
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Features That Can Be Set Using the Multi Selector
When shooting, the multi selector H, I, J, and K can be used to set the following features.
X (flash mode)
n (self-timer),
pet portrait auto release
o (exposure compensation)
p (macro mode)
Shooting Features
Available Features
The features that are available vary with the shooting mode, as shown below.
• See “Default Settings” (A 60) for information about each mode’s default settings.
G (easy
auto)
X
Flash mode1 (A 51)
n Self-timer (A 55)
Pet portrait auto release (A 42)
p Macro (A 57)
o Exposure compensation (A 59)
1
2
3
4
50
Smart
portrait
A (auto)
w2
w4
w
w
w4
w
–
Scene
3
–
–
–
–
w
w
w
w
Can be set when the flash is raised. When the flash is lowered, flash mode is fixed at W (off).
Varies by the scene selected by the camera. ➝ “Default Settings” (A 60)
Varies by the scene. ➝ “Default Settings” (A 60)
Varies by the smart portrait menu setting. ➝ “Default Settings” (A 60)
Using the Flash (Flash Modes)
In dark locations or when the subject is backlit, you can take pictures with flash by raising the
flash.
You can set the flash mode.
1
Press the m (flash pop-up) button.
• The flash pops up.
• When the flash is lowered, flash mode is fixed at W (off).
Press the multi selector H (m flash mode).
Shooting Features
2
51
3
Press the multi selector H or I to select the
desired mode and press the k button.
• Available Flash Modes ➝ A 53
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within
a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
Auto
• When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds, regardless of Monitor settings (A 88,
E51).
Shooting Features
B
C
The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp indicates the status of the flash when you press the
shutter-release button halfway.
• On: The flash fires when a picture is taken.
• Flashing: The flash is charging. The camera cannot take pictures.
• Off: The flash will not fire when a picture is taken.
If the battery is low, the monitor will turn off while the flash is
charging.
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Lowering the Flash
Push the flash down gently to lower the flash until it clicks into place when not in use (A 5).
Effective Range of the Flash
When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of approx. 0.5 to 5.0 m (1 ft 8 in. to 16 ft) at
the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of approx. 1.5 to 2.5 m (5 ft to 8 ft 2 in.) at the
maximum telephoto zoom position.
Available Flash Modes
U
Auto
The flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduce red-eye in portraits caused by the flash (A 54).
W
Off
The flash will not fire.
• We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting in dark
surroundings.
X
Fill flash
The flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit
subjects.
Y
Slow sync
Shooting Features
Auto flash mode is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
The flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background
at night or under dim lighting.
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The Flash Mode Setting
• The setting varies with the shooting mode.
➝ “Available Features” (A 50)
➝ “Default Settings” (A 60)
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
• The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
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Shooting Features
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Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses Advanced Red-Eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix).
Pre-flashes are fired repeatedly at low intensity before the main flash, reducing the red-eye effect.
Additionally, if the camera detects red eye while saving an image, the affected area will be processed
to reduce red-eye before the image is saved.
Note the following when shooting:
• Because pre-flashes are fired, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is
pressed and when the shutter is released.
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in all situations.
• In rare cases, areas of the image that are not affected by red-eye may be processed by red-eye
reduction. In these cases, select another flash mode and take the picture again.
Using the Self-timer
The camera’s self-timer can release the shutter about ten seconds after you press the shutterrelease button.
The self-timer is useful when you want to be in the picture you are taking, or when you want
to avoid the effects of camera shake that occur when you press the shutter-release button.
When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction to Off
in the setup menu (A 88) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
1
Press the multi selector J (n self-timer).
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select ON
and press the k button.
3
Self-timer
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
Shooting Features
• n10 is displayed.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within
a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
• When the shooting mode is the Pet portrait scene mode,
Y (Pet portrait auto release) is displayed (A 42). Selftimer cannot be used.
• Focus and exposure will be set.
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F 3.1
55
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
• The self-timer starts, and the number of seconds
remaining before the shutter is released is
displayed in the monitor. The self-timer lamp
flashes while the timer is counting down. About
one second before the shutter is released, the
lamp stops flashing and glows steadily.
• When the shutter is released, the self-timer will
be set to OFF.
• To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press
the shutter-release button again.
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F 3.1
Using Macro Mode
When using macro mode, the camera can focus on objects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.)
from the lens.
This feature is useful when taking close-up pictures of flowers and other small subjects.
1
Press the multi selector I (p macro mode).
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select ON
and press the k button.
• The macro mode icon (F) is displayed.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within
a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
3
Use the zoom control or the side zoom
control to set the zoom to a position where F
and the zoom indicator glow green.
• How close you can be to the subject when shooting depends on the zoom position.
When the zoom is set to a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green, the
camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens.
• When the zoom position is in the area indicated by 1, the
camera can focus on objects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.)
from the lens.
Shooting Features
Macro mode
1
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Notes About Using the Flash
The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.).
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Autofocus
When shooting still images in macro mode, the camera focuses continuously until the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. You may hear the sound of the camera focusing.
C
The Macro Mode Setting
• Macro mode cannot be used when using certain shooting modes. ➝ “Default Settings” (A 60)
• The macro mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after
the camera is turned off.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
You can adjust overall image brightness.
1
Press the multi selector K (o exposure
compensation).
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
compensation value.
• To make the image brighter, apply positive (+) exposure
compensation.
• To make the image darker, apply negative (–) exposure
compensation.
3
0.0
Exposure compensation
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Press the k button to apply the
compensation value.
• If you do not press the k button within a few seconds, the
setting will be applied and the menu will disappear.
• When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is
applied, the value is displayed with the H indicator in the
monitor.
4
+0.3
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
• To turn off exposure compensation, return to step 1 and change the value to 0.0.
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Exposure Compensation Value
The exposure compensation value applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
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Default Settings
Default settings for each shooting mode are described below.
Flash1
(A 51)
Self-timer
(A 55)
Macro
(A 57)
Exposure
compensation
(A 59)
G (easy auto) (A 34)
U2
Off
Off3
F (smart portrait) (A 44)
U4
Off5
Off6
0.0
A (auto) (A 48)
U
Off
Off
0.0
b (A 36)
V
Off
Off6
0.0
c (A 36)
W
6
Off
Off6
0.0
d (A 37)
W6
Off6
Off6
0.0
e (A 37)
V7
Off
Off6
0.0
f (A 37)
V8
Off
Off6
0.0
Z (A 38)
U
Off
Off6
0.0
z (A 38)
U
Off
Off6
0.0
h (A 38)
W6
Off
Off6
0.0
i (A 38)
W6
Off
Off6
0.0
j (A 39)
W6
Off
Off6
0.0
k (A 39)
W
Off
On6
0.0
u (A 39)
W6
Off
On6
0.0
l (A 40)
W6
Off
Off
0.0
m (A 40)
W6
Off6
Off6
0.06
n (A 40)
W
Off
Off
0.0
o (A 40)
X6
Off
Off6
0.0
U (A 41)
W
Off
Off
0.0
0.0
Scene
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Flash1
(A 51)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Macro
(A 57)
Exposure
compensation
(A 59)
O (A 42)
W6
Y9
Off
0.0
s (A 43)
W6
Off6
Off
0.0
Setting is used when the flash is raised.
You can select U (auto) or W (off). When U (auto) is selected, the camera automatically
selects the flash mode appropriate for the scene it has selected.
The setting cannot be changed. Automatically changes to macro mode when the camera selects
Close-up scene mode.
Cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On.
Can be set when Smile timer is set to Off.
The setting cannot be changed.
The setting cannot be changed. The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with slow sync and redeye reduction.
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used.
Self-timer cannot be used. Pet portrait auto release (A 42) can be set to On or Off.
B
Shooting Features
9
Self-timer
(A 55)
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
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Changing the Image Size (Image Mode)
Enter shooting mode M d button M Shooting menu M Image mode M k button
You can use the Image mode setting in the shooting menu to select the combination of
image size and compression ratio that is used when saving images.
Select the image mode best suited to the manner in which images will be used and the
capacity of the internal memory or memory card.
Image Mode Settings (Image Size and Quality)
Image mode*
Q 4608×3456P
Shooting Features
P 4608×3456 (default setting)
R 3264×2448
r 2272×1704
Description
Images will be higher quality than P. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:4.
Best choice in most situations. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
q 1600×1200
Smaller size than P, R, or r and therefore allows more
images to be saved. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
O 640×480
Suited to full-screen display on a TV with an aspect ratio of 4:3, or
distribution by e-mail. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
g 4608×2592
Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are saved. The compression
ratio is approximately 1:8.
* The total number of pixels captured, and the number of pixels captured horizontally and vertically.
Example: P 4608×3456 = approx. 16 megapixels = 4608×3456 pixels
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Notes About Image Mode
• The setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
• Image mode cannot be selected when using the 3D photography scene mode (A 43).
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Number of Images That Can Be Saved
The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved in the internal
memory and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that due to JPEG compression, the number of images
that can be saved varies greatly depending on the composition of the image. In addition, this
number varies depending on the make of the memory card, even when the memory cards have the
same specified capacity.
Image mode
Q 4608×3456P
Print size2 (cm/in.)
6
490
39 × 29/15 × 11.5
12
970
39 × 29/15 × 11.5
R 3264×2448
24
1910
28 × 21/11 × 8
r 2272×1704
48
3820
19 × 14/7.5 × 5.6
13 × 10/5.3 × 4
O 640×480
95
7240
256
27700
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
16
1290
39 × 22/15 × 8.5
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining
display shows “9999”.
Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi.
Print sizes are calculated by dividing the number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and
multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at the same image size, images printed at higher
resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will
print larger than the size indicated.
Shooting Features
g 4608×2592
2
Memory card1
(4 GB)
P 4608×3456
q 1600×1200
1
Internal memory
(approx. 50 MB)
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Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some shooting settings cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted
function
Option
Descriptions
Continuous (A 49)
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is selected,
the flash cannot be used.
Blink proof (A 46)
When Blink proof is set to On, the flash cannot be used.
Self-timer
Smile timer (A 46)
When Smile timer is used for shooting, the self-timer
cannot be used.
Digital zoom
Continuous (A 49)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, digital zoom cannot
be used.
Image mode
Continuous (A 49)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the Image mode
setting is fixed at L (image size: 2560 × 1920 pixels).
White balance
Color options
(A 49)
When using Black-and-white, Sepia, or Cyanotype,
the White balance setting is fixed at Auto.
Continuous
Self-timer (A 55)
When using the self-timer, Continuous is fixed at
Single.
ISO sensitivity
Continuous (A 49)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the ISO sensitivity
setting is automatically specified according to the
brightness.
Continuous (A 49)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, Motion detection is
disabled.
ISO sensitivity
(A 49)
When the ISO sensitivity is set to any setting other
than Auto, Motion detection is disabled.
Continuous (A 49)
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is selected,
the shutter sound is not heard.
Flash mode
Shooting Features
Motion detection
Shutter sound
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Focusing
Using Face Detection
In the following shooting modes, the camera uses face
detection to automatically focus on human faces.
If the camera detects more than one face, a double border is
displayed around the face that the camera will focus on, and
single borders are displayed around the other faces.
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Portrait (A 36) and Night portrait
(A 37) in G (easy auto) mode
Smart portrait mode (A 44)
Focus area (double border)
Up to 12
The face closest to the camera
Up to 3
The face closest to the center of
the frame
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera
will focus on the subject in the center of the frame.
B
Shooting Features
Portrait (A 36) and Night portrait
(A 37) scene modes
Number of faces that
can be detected
Notes About Face Detection
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not the subject
is facing the camera. Additionally, the camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When the frame includes more than one face, the faces detected by the camera and the face on
which the camera focuses depend upon a variety of factors, including the direction in which the
faces are looking.
• In some rare cases, such as those described in “Autofocus” (A 28), the subject may not be in
focus even though the double border turns green. Should this occur, use another mode, such as
A (auto) mode, and try focus lock shooting (A 66) by focusing on another subject that is the
same distance from the camera.
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Focus Lock
When the camera focuses on an object in the center of the frame, you can use focus lock to
focus on an off-center subject.
Use the following procedure when taking pictures using A (auto) mode.
1
Aim the camera so that the subject is in the center of the frame.
2
Press the shutter-release button
halfway.
• Confirm that the focus area glows green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
Shooting Features
3
F 3.1
1/250
F 3.1
Continue holding down the shutter-release
button halfway and recompose the picture.
• Be sure to maintain the same distance between the
camera and the subject while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
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66
1/250
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down to take the picture.
Playback Features
This chapter describes the features that are available when playing back images.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
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Playback Zoom .................................................... 68
Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display................ 69
Features Available in Playback Mode (Playback Menu) ... 70
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer ... 71
Using ViewNX 2.................................................... 73
Playback Features
Skin softening
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Installing ViewNX 2.................................................................................... 73
Transferring Images to the Computer ................................................ 76
Viewing Images........................................................................................... 78
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Playback Features
Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode (A 29) zooms in on the
center of the image displayed in the monitor.
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Image is displayed full-frame.
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f
(h)
Displayed area guide
Image is zoomed in.
• You can change the zoom ratio by rotating the zoom control to f (h) and g (i). Images
can be zoomed up to approximately 10×.
• To view a different area of the image, press the multi selector H, I, J, or K.
• If you are viewing an image that was captured using face detection (A 65) or pet
detection (A 42), the camera zooms in on the face detected at the time of shooting. If the
camera detected multiple faces when the image was captured, press H, I, J, or K to
display a different face. To zoom in on an area of the image where there are no faces,
adjust the magnification rate and then press H, I, J, or K.
• You can crop the image and save the displayed area of the image as a separate file by
pressing the d button (E13).
• Press the k button to return to full-frame playback mode.
Thumbnail Display, Calendar Display
Rotating the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A 29) displays images in
“contact sheets” of thumbnail images.
f
(h)
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g (i)
1/
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f
(h)
g (i)
Image Thumbnail Display
(4, 9, and 16 images per screen)
2012 05
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
3
Calendar Display
B
Playback Features
• You can view several images on one screen, making it easy to find the image you want.
• You can change the number of thumbnails displayed by rotating the zoom control to f
(h) and g (i).
• Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to select an image, and then press the k button to
display that image full-frame.
• When 16 thumbnails are displayed, rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch to
calendar display.
• While using calendar display mode, press H, I, J, or K to select a date and then press
the k button to display the first image captured on that day.
Calendar Display
Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2012.
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Features Available in Playback Mode (Playback Menu)
When viewing images in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode, you can
configure the following functions by pressing the d button (A 3) to display the menu.
Option
Playback Features
1
Description
A
I D-Lighting1, 2
Allows you to create copies with enhanced brightness and
contrast, brightening dark portions of an image.
E10
e Skin softening1, 2
The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with
softer facial skin tones.
E11
a Print order2
When using a printer to print images saved on the memory
card, you can use the Print order function to select which
images are printed, and how many copies of each image are
printed.
E35
b Slide show
Allows you to view images saved in the internal memory or on a
memory card in an automatic slide show.
E38
d Protect
Protects selected images from accidental deletion.
E39
f Rotate image2
Specifies the orientation in which saved images are displayed
with playback.
E41
g Small picture1, 2
Creates a small copy of the current image. This feature is useful
for creating copies for display on Web pages or e-mail
attachments.
E12
h Copy
Allows you to copy images between the internal memory and a
memory card.
E42
Images are edited and saved as separate files. Certain restrictions apply (E8, E9). For example,
images captured at an Image mode (A 62) setting of l 4608×2592 cannot be edited, and the
same editing feature cannot be applied multiple times.
2
Cannot be applied to images captured in the 3D photography (A 43) scene mode.
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Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
You can enhance your enjoyment of images and movies by connecting the camera to a TV,
computer, or printer.
• Before connecting the camera to an external device, make sure the remaining battery level
is sufficient and turn the camera off. For information about the connection methods and
subsequent operations, refer to the documentation included with the device in addition to
this document.
USB connector and audio/video output
How to open the
connector cover.
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
Playback Features
Insert the plug straight.
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Viewing images on a TV
E17
You can view the camera’s images and movies on a TV.
Connection method: Connect the video and audio plugs of the included
Audio Video Cable EG-CP16 to the TV’s input jacks. Alternatively, connect a
commercially available HDMI cable (Type C) to the TV’s HDMI input jack.
Viewing and organizing images on a computer
A 73
If you transfer images to a computer, you can perform simple retouching and
manage image data in addition to playing back images and movies.
Connection method: Connect the camera to the computer’s USB input jack
with the included USB Cable.
• Before connecting to a computer, install ViewNX 2 on the computer using
the included ViewNX 2 Installer CD-ROM. For information about using the
ViewNX 2 Installer CD-ROM and transferring images to a computer, see
page 73.
Printing images without using a computer
E20
If you connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can print
images without using a computer.
Connection method: Connect the camera directly to the printer’s USB input
jack with the included USB Cable.
Playback Features
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Using ViewNX 2
ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package which enables you to transfer, view, edit and share
images.
Install ViewNX 2 using the ViewNX 2 Installer CD-ROM.
Your Imaging Toolbox
ViewNX 2™
• An Internet connection is required.
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
• Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
• Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2)
• Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
Playback Features
Installing ViewNX 2
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Mac OS
• Mac OS X (version 10.5.8, 10.6.8, 10.7.2)
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility.
1
Start the computer and insert the ViewNX 2 Installer CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive.
• Mac OS: When the ViewNX 2 window is displayed, double-click the Welcome icon.
2
Select a language in the language selection dialog to open the
installation window.
• If the desired language is not available, click Region Selection to choose a different region
and then choose the desired language (the Region Selection button is not available in the
European release).
• Click Next to display the installation window.
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3
Start the installer.
• We recommend clicking Installation Guide in the installation window to check the
installation help information and system requirements before installing ViewNX 2.
• Click Typical Installation (Recommended) in the installation window.
4
Download the software.
• When the Software Download screen is displayed, click I agree - Begin download.
• Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
5
Exit the installer when the installation completion screen is displayed.
• Windows: Click Yes.
• Mac OS: Click OK.
The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2 (consisting of the three modules below)
- Nikon Transfer 2: For transferring images to the computer
- ViewNX 2: For viewing, editing, and printing transferred images
- Nikon Movie Editor: For basic editing of transferred movies
• Panorama Maker 6 (for creating a single panorama photo using a series of images shot in
panorama assist scene mode)
6
Remove the ViewNX 2 Installer CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
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Transferring Images to the Computer
1
Choose how images will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the memory card is inserted in the
camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB Cable. Turn the camera on.
To transfer images that are saved in the camera’s internal memory, remove the memory card
from the camera before connecting it to the computer.
Playback Features
• SD card slot: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot, the card can be inserted
directly in the slot.
• SD card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately from third-party suppliers) to
the computer and insert the memory card.
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
• When using Windows 7
If the dialog shown at right is displayed, follow
the steps below to select Nikon Transfer 2.
1 Under Import pictures and videos, click
Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed; select Import File
using Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import File.
If the memory card contains a large number of images, it may take a while for Nikon Transfer 2
to start. Wait until Nikon Transfer 2 starts.
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Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
2
Transfer images to the computer.
• Confirm that the name of the connected camera or removable disk is displayed as the
“Source” on the “Options” title bar of Nikon Transfer 2 (1).
• Click Start Transfer (2).
1
2
• At default settings, all the images on the memory card will be copied to the computer.
3
Terminate the connection.
Playback Features
• If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB
cable. If you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the
computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card
and then remove the card from the card reader or card slot.
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Viewing Images
Start ViewNX 2.
• Images are displayed in ViewNX 2 when transfer is
complete.
• Consult online help for more information on using
ViewNX 2.
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Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows: Double-click the ViewNX 2 shortcut icon on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in the Dock.
You can record movies by simply pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
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Recording and Playing Back Movies
Recording and Playing Back
Movies
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Recording Movies ................................................ 80
Changing Movie Recording Settings (the Movie Menu).............. 83
Playing Back Movies............................................ 84
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Recording and Playing Back Movies
Recording Movies
You can record movies by simply pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
1
Display the shooting screen.
Movie option
Recording and Playing Back Movies
• The icon for the selected movie option is displayed. The
default setting is n HD 720p (1280×720) (A 83).
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Maximum movie length
2
Lower the flash (A 5)
• Recording movies while the flash is raised may cause the audio to be muffled.
3
Press the b (e movie-record) button to start
movie recording.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. Focus areas are not displayed during recording.
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• When Movie options is set to n HD 720p (1280×720),
the monitor display changes to a 16:9 aspect ratio when
recording movies.
• If Photo info in the Monitor settings (A 88) in the setup
menu is set to Movie frame+auto info, the area that will
be visible in the movie can be confirmed before movie
recording starts.
• C is displayed while saving to the internal memory.
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Press the b (e movie-record) button again to end recording.
B
Notes About Saving Data
After taking pictures or recording a movie, the number of exposures remaining or the remaining
recording time flashes while images or movies are being saved. Do not open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover while images or movies are being saved. Image and movie data
could be lost and the camera or memory card could be damaged.
Notes About Movie Recording
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (A 15). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower Speed
Class rating are used.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. If the digital zoom is
not being used when movie recording begins, turning and holding the zoom control or the side
zoom control toward g magnifies the image using optical zoom and the zoom stops at the
maximum optical zoom ratio. After letting go of the zoom control, turn the zoom control toward
g again to magnify the image using the digital zoom.
• When recording ends, digital zoom turns off.
• The sounds of zoom control operation, zoom, autofocus lens drive movement, vibration
reduction, and aperture operation when brightness changes may be recorded.
• Smear (F3) visible in the monitor with movie recording will be recorded with movies. Avoiding
bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights is recommended.
• Depending on the distance to the subject or the amount of zoom applied, subjects with repeating
patterns (fabrics, lattice windows, etc.) may have colored stripes (interference patterns, moire, etc.)
in them during movie recording and playback. This occurs when the pattern in the subject and the
layout of the image sensor interfere with each other; it is not a malfunction.
• The camera may become warm when shooting movies for an extended period of time or when
the camera is used in a hot area.
B
Recording and Playing Back Movies
B
Notes About Autofocus
Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 28). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting) before starting
movie recording (A 83, E45).
2. Frame another subject—positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended
subject—in the center of the frame, press the b (e movie-record) button to start recording, and
then modify the composition.
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Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length
Movie options (A 83)
Internal memory
(approx. 50 MB)
n HD 720p (1280×720)
(default setting)
m VGA (640×480)
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Memory card (4 GB)*
31 s
45 min
1 min 17 s
1 h 50 min
All figures are approximate. The maximum movie length may vary depending on the make of the
memory card, even among memory cards of the same capacity.
* The maximum size for a single movie is 4 GB, and the maximum movie length for a single movie is
29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. When recording a
movie, the remaining recording time that is displayed is the amount of recording time available for
one movie.
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Functions Available with Movie Recording
• The exposure compensation, white balance, and color options settings for the current shooting
mode are also applied with movie recording. The tone that results from using scene mode (A 35)
is also applied to movies. When macro mode is enabled, movies of subjects closer to the camera
can be recorded. Confirm settings before starting movie recording.
• The self-timer (A 55) can be used. Set the self-timer and press the b (e movie-record) button
to start recording a movie after ten seconds.
• The flash will not fire.
• Press the d button to select the D (movie) tab and adjust movie menu settings before starting
movie recording (A 83).
Changing Movie Recording Settings (the Movie Menu)
Enter shooting mode M d button M D tab M k button
The following settings can be changed.
Movie
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Wind noise reduction
Description
A
Movie options
The following movie types are available: n HD 720p
(1280×720) and m VGA (640×480).
E44
Autofocus mode
When A Single AF (default setting) is selected, focus is
locked when movie recording begins. When B Full-time
AF is selected, the camera focuses continuously while
recording.
When B Full-time AF is selected, the sound of the camera
focusing may be heard in recorded movies. If you want to
prevent the sound of the camera focusing from being recorded,
select A Single AF.
E45
Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie
recording.
E45
Recording and Playing Back Movies
Option
83
Playing Back Movies
Press the c button to enter playback mode.
Movies are indicated by the movie options
icon (A 83).
Press the k button to play back movies.
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Deleting Movies
To delete a movie, select the desired movie in full-frame playback mode (A 29) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 69) and press the l button (A 31).
Functions Available During Playback
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the monitor.
Press the multi selector J or K to select a control. The
operations described below are available.
Function
Icon
Paused
Description
A
Hold down the k button to rewind the movie.
Advance
B
Hold down the k button to advance the movie.
Press the k button to pause playback. The following operations can be
performed while playback is paused using the controls displayed at the top
in the monitor.
Pause
End
E
G
C
Press the k button to rewind the movie. Hold down the k button
for continuous rewinding.
D
Press the k button to advance the movie. Hold down the k
button for continuous advancing.
F
Press the k button to resume playback.
I
Press the k button to cut unwanted portions of a movie so that
only the desired portions of a movie are saved (E15).
Recording and Playing Back Movies
Rewind
Press the k button to return to full-frame playback mode.
Adjusting Volume
Rotate the zoom control to g or f (A 2) during playback.
4s
Volume indicator
B
Notes About Playing Back Movies
The COOLPIX L810 is not able to play back movies recorded with another make or model of digital
camera.
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General Camera Setup
This chapter describes the various settings that can be adjusted in the z setup menu.
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For further details about each setting, refer to “The Setup Menu” in the Reference Section
(E46).
General Camera Setup
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Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduc tion
Motion detec tion
AF assist
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General Camera Setup
The Setup Menu
Press the d button M z (setup) tab M k button
The following settings can be changed in the setup menu by
selecting the z tab.
Option
General Camera Setup
88
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduc tion
Motion detec tion
AF assist
Description
A
Welcome screen
Allows you to select whether or not a welcome screen is
displayed when the camera is turned on.
E46
Time zone and date
Allows you to set the camera clock and select the home and
destination time zones.
E47
Monitor settings
Allows you to adjust photo information display and monitor
brightness settings.
E51
Print date
Allows you to imprint the shooting date and time on images.
E53
Vibration reduction
Reduce the effects of camera shake while shooting.
E54
Motion detection
Allows you to set whether or not the camera automatically increases
the shutter speed to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when
motion is detected when shooting still images.
E55
AF assist
Allows you to enable and disable the AF-assist illuminator.
E56
Sound settings
Allows you to adjust sound settings.
E57
Auto off
Allows you to set the amount of time that passes before the
monitor turns off to save power.
E58
A
Allows you to format the internal memory or the memory card.
E59
Language
Allows you to change the camera’s display language.
E60
TV settings
Allows you to adjust TV-connection settings.
E61
Blink warning
Allows you to set whether or not closed eyes are detected when
taking pictures of people using face detection.
E62
Eye-Fi upload
Allows you to set whether or not the camera’s Eye-Fi card
(available from third-party manufacturers) sends images to your
computer.
E64
Reset all
Allows you to reset the camera’s settings to their default values.
E65
Battery type
Change this setting to match the type of batteries that are
inserted in the camera.
E68
Firmware version
Allows you to confirm the camera’s firmware version.
E68
Option
General Camera Setup
Description
Format memory/
Format card
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Reference Section
The Reference Section provides detailed information and hints about using the camera.
Shooting
Using Panorama Assist ................................................................................ E2
Taking 3D Pictures ........................................................................................ E5
Playback
Editing Still Images ....................................................................................... E8
Editing Movies .............................................................................................. E15
Connecting the Camera to a TV (Viewing Images on a TV).......... E17
Connecting the Camera to a Printer (Direct Print) .......................... E19
Reference Section
Menu
The Smart Portrait Menu........................................................................... E27
The Shooting Menu (for A (Auto) Mode).......................................... E29
The Playback Menu.....................................................................................E35
The Movie Menu ..........................................................................................E44
The Setup Menu........................................................................................... E46
Additional Information
File and Folder Names ............................................................................... E69
Optional Accessories..................................................................................E70
Error Messages ............................................................................................. E71
E1
Reference Section
Using Panorama Assist
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the best results.
Set Vibration reduction (E54) to Off in the setup menu (A 88) when using a tripod to
stabilize the camera.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M b (second icon from the top*) M
K M H, I, J, K M U (Panorama assist) M k button
* The icon of the last scene selected is displayed.
1
Use the multi selector to select the direction
and press the k button.
Reference Section
• Panorama direction icons are displayed to show the
direction in which images will be joined. Select the
direction in which images will be joined in the completed
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• The yellow panorama direction icon (II) is displayed for
the current direction and the direction is fixed when the k
button is pressed. The icon changes to the white fixed direction I icon.
• If necessary, apply flash mode (A 51), self-timer (A 55), macro mode (A 57), and
exposure compensation (A 59) settings with this step.
• Press the k button again to select a different direction.
2
Frame the first portion of the
panorama scene and take the first
picture.
• About one third of the image will be displayed
as translucent.
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F 3.1
3
Take the next picture.
• Frame the next image so that one third of the
frame overlaps the first image, and press the
shutter-release button.
• Repeat this process until the necessary
number of images has been taken to complete
the scene.
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Press the k button when shooting is
complete.
• The camera returns to step 1.
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Notes About Panorama Assist
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R Indicator
In Panorama assist scene mode, exposure, white balance, and
focus for all images in a panorama are fixed at the values for the first
image in each series.
When the first picture is taken, R is displayed to indicate
that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
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Reference Section
• Flash mode, self-timer, macro mode, and exposure compensation settings cannot be adjusted
after the first picture is taken. Images cannot be deleted, nor can zoom or Image mode settings
(A 62) be adjusted after the first picture has been taken.
• Shooting for the panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (E58) initiates standby
mode during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
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Combining Images to Make a Panorama (Panorama Maker 6)
• You can transfer images to a computer (A 76) and use Panorama Maker 6 to join multiple images
to make a single panorama.
• Install Panorama Maker 6 from the included “ViewNX 2 installer” CD-ROM (A 73).
• After installing Panorama Maker 6, start the software as explained below.
Windows: Select the Start menu > All Programs > ArcSoft Panorama Maker 6 > Panorama
Maker 6
Mac OS X: Open the Applications folder > double-click Panorama Maker 6
• For more information about using Panorama Maker 6, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker 6.
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Taking 3D Pictures
The camera takes one picture for each eye to simulate a three-dimensional image on a 3Dcompatible TV or monitor.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M b (second icon from the top*) M
K M H, I, J, K M s (3D photography) M k button
* The icon of the last scene selected is displayed.
1
Aim at the subject and capture the
first image.
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• The focus, exposure, and white balance are
locked after the first shot, and R is
displayed on the monitor.
• The first image is captured, and a translucent
guide for taking the second image is displayed.
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Move the camera horizontally to the right
until the translucent guide is aligned with the
subject.
• Press the k button to cancel.
Cancel
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With the subject aligned with the guide, wait for the camera to
automatically release the shutter and capture the second shot.
• The camera automatically takes the second picture when it detects that the subject is
aligned with the guide.
• Shooting is canceled if the subject is not aligned with the guide within about ten seconds.
Connecting the COOLPIX L810 to a TV or Monitor and Viewing 3D Images
• 3D images captured on this camera can be played back in 3D only on a 3D-compatible TV
or monitor.
• 3D images cannot be played back in 3D on the camera monitor. Only the left eye image of
a 3D image is displayed during playback.
1
Set HDMI 3D output (E61) to On (default setting) in TV settings in
the setup menu (A 88).
2
Connect the camera to a 3D-compatible TV or monitor using a 3Dcompatible HDMI cable (E17).
• Refer to the documentation included with the TV or monitor for details on how to make the
settings.
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Notes About Viewing 3D Images
• 3D Images cannot be used with playback zoom.
• It may take a while to display images when switching between 3D images and non-3D images.
• A 3D-compatible HDMI cable is required to play back 3D images in 3D on a 3D-compatible TV or
monitor via HDMI connection.
• Set HDMI (E61) in TV settings in the setup menu (A 88) to Auto (default setting) or 1080i. If
you select 480p or 720p, images cannot be played back in 3D and 3D playback cannot be
selected.
• When viewing 3D images on a 3D-compatible TV or monitor for an extended period of time, you
may experience discomfort such as eye strain or nausea. Carefully read the documentation
included with your TV or monitor to ensure proper use.
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Notes About Taking 3D Pictures
• Moving subjects are not suited to 3D photography. We recommend shooting still subjects.
• 3D images have a less pronounced 3D feel as the distance between the camera and subject is
increased.
• 3D images may have a less pronounced 3D feel when the subject is dark or when the second
image is not aligned precisely.
• Be careful of camera shake when shooting with a high zoom ratio.
• Images captured under dim lighting may appear grainy with noise.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be narrower than
that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• If the camera does not capture the second image and cancels the shooting even when you align
the guide with the subject, try manual shooting using the shutter-release button.
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Editing Still Images
Editing Features
Use the COOLPIX L810 to edit images in-camera and save them as separate files (E69). The
editing functions described below are available.
Editing function
Description
D-Lighting (E10)
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness and
contrast, brightening dark portions of the image.
Skin softening (E11)
Make the skin tones in human faces smoother.
Small picture (E12)
Create a small copy of images suitable for use as e-mail attachments.
Crop (E13)
Crop a portion of the image. Use to zoom in on a subject or arrange a
composition.
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Notes About Image Editing
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 62) setting of g 4608×2592 and images captured
using 3D photography (A 43) cannot be edited.
• This camera cannot edit images captured with another make or model of digital camera.
• If no face is detected in an image, a copy cannot be created using the skin softening function (E11).
• When using a different model of digital camera, images edited with this camera may not be
displayed properly and may not be able to be transferred to a computer.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
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Restrictions on Image Editing
When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following
restrictions.
Editing function used
Editing functions that can be added
D-Lighting
The skin softening, small picture, or crop function can be added.
Skin softening
The D-Lighting, small picture, or crop function can be added.
Small picture
Crop
Another editing function cannot be added.
• Copies created with editing functions cannot be further edited with the same function used to
create them.
• When combining the small picture or crop function and another editing function, use the small
picture and crop functions after other editing functions have been applied.
• You can apply skin softening to images that were captured using skin softening (E27).
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Original and Edited Images
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• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original images are deleted. The
original images are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are saved with the same shooting date and time as the original.
• Print order (E35) and protect settings (E39) do not remain effective in edited copies.
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I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M I D-Lighting M k button
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark
portions of the image.
Press the multi selector H or I to select OK and
press the k button.
• The original version is displayed on the left and an example
of the edited version is displayed on the right.
• A new, edited copy is saved as a separate image.
• Copies created with this feature are indicated by the c
icon displayed during playback.
D-Lighting
OK
Cancel
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e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M e Skin softening M k button
The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
1
Press the multi selector H or I to select the
degree of softening and press the k button.
Sk in softening
• The confirmation dialog is displayed with the face to which
the effect was applied enlarged at the center of the
monitor.
• To exit without saving the copy, press J.
2
Amount
Check the preview of the copy and press the
k button.
Preview
Back
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• Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest to
the center of the frame, are softened.
• If more than one face was processed, press the multi
selector J or K to display a different face.
• Press the d button to adjust the degree of softening.
The monitor display returns to that shown in step 1.
• Edited copies are saved as separate images, and E is
displayed when you play them back.
B
Normal
Save
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Notes About Skin Softening
Depending upon the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the camera may
be unable to accurately recognize faces, or the skin softening function may not perform as expected.
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g Small Picture: Reducing the Size of an Image
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M g Small picture M k button
Create a small copy of the current image.
1
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select the
desired copy size and press the k button.
Small pic ture
640 × 480
320 × 240
160 × 120
Select Yes and press the k button.
• A new, edited copy is saved as a separate image with a
compression ratio of 1:16.
• The copy is displayed with a black frame.
Create small pic ture file?
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No
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a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is displayed
with playback zoom (A 68) enabled.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 29) to zoom in on the
image.
• To crop an image displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation,
zoom in on the image until the black bars displayed on the
both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped image
will be displayed in landscape orientation. To crop the
image in its current “tall” (portrait) orientation, first use the
Rotate image option (E41) to rotate the image so that it is displayed in landscape
orientation. Next, enlarge the image for cropping, crop the image, and then rotate the
cropped image back to “tall” (portrait) orientation.
2
Refine copy composition.
3
Press the d button.
4
Use the multi selector to select Yes and press
the k button.
• A new, cropped copy is saved as a separate image.
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• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
• Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to scroll the image
so that only the portion to be copied is visible in the
monitor.
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
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Image Size
As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced.
When the image size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, a black frame is displayed
around the image, and the small picture icon A is displayed in the left of the monitor in playback
mode.
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Editing Movies
The desired portions of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file.
1
Play back the desired movie and pause playback (A 85).
2
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
I control, and then press the k button.
• The movie edit screen is displayed.
1m30s
3
Press H or I to choose the M control
(choose start point).
4
Press H or I to choose N (choose end point).
• Press J or K to move the end point on the right edge to
the end of the desired portion of the movie.
• Select c (preview) and press the k button to play back
the specified portion of the movie that will be saved. While
the preview is playing, rotate the zoom control to g/f to
adjust the volume. While the preview is playing back, press
the k button again to stop playback.
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• When you start editing a movie, the frame displayed when
the movie was paused is the start point of the edit.
• Press J or K to move the start point to the beginning of
the desired portion of the movie.
• To cancel editing, press H or I to choose O (return), and
press the k button.
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When the settings are finished, press H or I to choose m Save and
press the k button.
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Choose Yes and press the k button.
• The edited movie is saved.
S ave O K ?
Yes
No
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Notes About Movie Editing
• In the following situations, I is not displayed in the controls and editing is not possible.
- When you try to trim a movie that was created by editing
To trim another area of the movie, select and edit the original movie.
- When the battery level indicator is B
• Movies are trimmed in one-second intervals; therefore, the actual trimmed portion of the movie
may differ slightly from the selected start and end points. Movies cannot be trimmed so that they
are less than 2 seconds long.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to save the edited copies.
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Connecting the Camera to a TV (Viewing Images on a TV)
Connect the camera to a TV to play back images or movies on the TV.
If your TV is equipped with an HDMI jack, a commercially available HDMI cable can be used to
connect the camera to the TV.
1
2
Turn off the camera.
Connect the camera to the TV.
When using the included audio/video cable
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack and the white and red plugs to the audio-in jacks on the TV.
Yellow White
Red
Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
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HDMI mini connector (Type C)
To HDMI jack
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3
Set the TV’s input to external video input.
• See the documentation provided with your TV for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the
camera.
• The camera enters playback mode and images are
displayed on the TV.
• While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will remain
off.
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Notes About Connecting the HDMI Cable
An HDMI cable is not included. Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the camera to a
TV. The output terminal on this camera is an HDMI mini connector (type C). When purchasing an
HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is an HDMI mini connector.
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Notes About Connecting the Cable
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• When connecting the cable, be sure that the camera connector is properly oriented. Do not use
force when connecting the cable to the camera. When disconnecting the cable, do not pull the
connector at an angle.
• Do not connect cables to the HDMI mini connector and to the USB connector and audio/video
output simultaneously.
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If the Images Are Not Displayed on the TV
Be sure that the camera’s TV settings (E61) in the setup menu matches the standard used by
your TV.
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Using a TV Remote Control (HDMI Device Control)
The remote control of an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV can be used to control playback.
It can be used instead of the camera’s multi selector and zoom control to select images, start and
pause movie playback, switch between full-screen playback mode and 4-image thumbnail display, etc.
• Set the HDMI device control setting (E61) of TV settings to On (default setting) and then
connect the camera and TV using an HDMI cable.
• Aim the remote control at the TV when operating it.
• Refer to the TV’s operating instructions for information about the TV’s HDMI-CEC compatibility.
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer (Direct Print)
Users of PictBridge-compatible (F20) printers can connect the camera directly to the printer
and print images without using a computer. Follow the procedures below to print images.
Take pictures
Select images for printing and
number of copies using
Print order option (E35)
Connect to the printer (E20)
Print images one at a time
(E22)
Print multiple images (E24)
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When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable
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Notes About Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• You can use the AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately) to power the camera from an electrical
outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as it may cause the camera to heat up
or malfunction.
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Printing Images
In addition to printing images transferred to a computer from your personal printer and printing
over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing
images saved on the memory card:
• Inserting the memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the images and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print order option in the playback menu (E35).
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
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1
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
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• Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the included USB cable.
• Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
4
Turn on the camera.
• When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen will be displayed in the camera
monitor, followed by the Print selection screen.
Print selec tion
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Printing Individual Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (E20), follow the procedures described
below to print an image.
1
Use the multi selector to select the desired
image and press the k button.
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• To make it easier to select images, rotate the zoom control
to f (h) to switch to 12-image thumbnail display mode.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame
playback mode.
2
Select Copies and press the k button.
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Press the multi selector H or I to the desired
number of copies (up to nine) and press the
k button.
Copies
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Select Paper size and press the k button.
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Copies
Paper size
5
Select the desired paper size and press the k
button.
• To specify paper size using settings on the printer, select
Default in the paper size option.
6
Select Start print and press the k button.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
A4
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
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Paper size
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Printing begins.
• Monitor display returns to the print selection screen shown
in step 1 when printing is complete.
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Current number of copies/
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Printing Multiple Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (E20), follow the procedures described
below to print multiple images.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed, press the d button.
2
Use the multi selector to select Paper size
and press the k button.
• To exit the print menu, press the d button.
3
Select the desired paper size and press the k
button.
• To specify paper size using settings on the printer, select
Default in the paper size option.
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Select Print selection, Print all images, or
DPOF printing and press the k button.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
A4
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
Select images (up to 99) and the number of copies
Print selec tion
10
(up to nine) of each.
• Press the multi selector J or K to select images,
1
1
3
and press H or I to set the number of copies
for each.
• Images selected for printing are indicated by the
check mark (y) and the numeral indicating the
Back
number of copies to be printed. If no copies have
been specified for images, the selection is
canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback. Rotate the
zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• When the screen shown on the right is displayed,
Print selec tion
select Start print and press the k button to
start printing. Select Cancel and press the k
0 1 0 prints
button to return to the print menu.
Star t print
Cancel
One copy each of all images saved in the internal
memory, or on the memory card, is printed.
• When the screen shown on the right is displayed,
select Start print and press the k button to
start printing. Select Cancel and press the k
button to return to the print menu.
Print all images
0 1 8 prints
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Print all images
Star t print
Cancel
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DPOF printing
Print images for which a print order was created
using the Print order option (E35).
• When the screen shown on the right is displayed,
select Start print and press the k button to
start printing. Select Cancel and press the k
button to return to the print menu.
• To view the current print order, select View
images and press the k button. To print
images, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
0 1 0 prints
Star t print
View images
Cancel
10
View images
Back
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Printing begins.
• Monitor display returns to the print menu shown in step 2
when printing is complete.
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Current number of copies/
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the printer
connected to the camera), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4.
Only sizes supported by the printer will be displayed.
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The Smart Portrait Menu
• See “Changing the Image Size (Image Mode)” (A 62) for information about Image mode.
Skin Softening
Enter smart portrait mode M d button M Skin softening M k button
Enable skin softening.
Option
Description
When the shutter is released, the camera detects one or more human
e On (default setting) faces (up to three), and processes the image to soften facial skin tones
before saving the image.
k Off
Turns skin softening off.
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The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Off is selected. The degree of skin softening effect
cannot be confirmed on the subject on the shooting screen. Check the degree of skin
softening performed in playback mode.
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Smile Timer
Enter smart portrait mode M d button M Smile timer M k button
The camera detects human faces and then automatically releases the shutter whenever a
smile is detected.
Option
Description
a On (default setting)
Enables smile timer.
k Off
Turns the smile timer off.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
Blink Proof
Enter smart portrait mode M d button M Blink proof M k button
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The camera automatically releases the shutter twice each time a picture is taken. Of the two
shots, the image in which the subject’s eyes are more open compared to the other shot is saved.
Option
Description
y On
Enables blink proof.
Flash cannot be used when On is
selected.
If the camera saved an image in
which the subjects eyes may have
been closed, the dialog shown on
the right is displayed for a few
seconds.
k Off (default setting)
Turns the blink proof off.
A blink was detec ted in the
pic ture just taken.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
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The Shooting Menu (for A (Auto) Mode)
• See “Changing the Image Size (Image Mode)” (A 62) for information about Image mode.
White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
Enter A (auto) mode M d button M White balance M k button
Option
Description
a Auto (default setting) White balance is automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions.
b Preset manual
Useful when shooting under unusual lighting (E30).
c Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
d Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
e Fluorescent
Use under fluorescent lighting.
f Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
g Flash
Use with the flash.
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The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. The human
brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with the result that white
objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent
lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this adjustment by processing images according to the
color of the light source. This is known as “white balance.” For natural colors, select a white
balance setting that matches the light source before shooting.
Although Auto (the default setting) can be used under most types of lighting, white balance
can be adjusted to suit the sky conditions or light source and achieve more natural color
tones in the image.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Auto is selected.
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Using Preset Manual
Preset manual is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong
color cast when the desired effect has not been achieved with white balance settings like
Auto and Incandescent (for example, to make images shot under a lamp with a red shade
look as though they had been shot under white light).
Use the procedure below to measure the white balance value under the lighting used during
shooting.
1
Prepare a white or gray-colored subject and place it under the lighting
that will be used when shooting.
2
Display the shooting menu (A 49), use the
multi selector to select b Preset manual in
the White balance menu, and press the k
button.
• The camera zooms in to the position for measuring white
balance.
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Select Measure.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
Preset manual
• To apply the most recently measured white balance value,
select Cancel and press the k button. The white balance
setting will not be measured again and the most recently
measured value will be set.
Cancel
Measure
4
Frame the reference object in the measuring
window.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Measuring window
5
Press the k button to measure a value for preset manual.
• The shutter is released and the new white-balance value is set. No image is saved.
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Notes About White Balance
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
• Lower the flash or set the flash to W (off) when white balance is set to any setting other than Auto
and Flash (A 51).
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Notes About Preset Manual
A value for flash lighting cannot be measured with Preset manual. When shooting using the flash,
set White balance to Auto or Flash.
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Continuous Shooting
Enter A (auto) mode M d button M Continuous M k button
Change settings to continuous or BSS (best shot selector).
Option
U Single
(default setting)
V Continuous
D BSS
(best shot
selector)
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W Multi-shot 16
Description
One picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
Up to about four images are captured continuously at a rate of about 1.2 fps
while the shutter-release button is held all the way down (when Image
mode is set to P 4608×3456).
The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting with the flash off or
the camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which inadvertent motion
can result in blurred images.
When BSS is on, the camera takes up to ten pictures while the shutter-release
button is held down. The sharpest image in the series is automatically
selected and saved.
• BSS is best suited to shooting subjects that are not moving. When
shooting moving subjects or when the composition of the picture
changes while shooting, the desired results may not be achieved.
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, the
camera takes 16 shots at a rate of about 30 fps and
arranges them in a single image.
• Images are captured with the Image mode fixed
at L (image size is 2560 × 1920 pixels).
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Single is selected.
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Notes About Continuous Shooting
• When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is selected, flash cannot be used. Focus, exposure, and
white balance are fixed at the values determined with the first image in each series.
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
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Notes About Multi-shot 16
Smear (F3) visible in the monitor when shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled will be saved with
images. Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when
shooting with Multi-shot 16 enabled is recommended.
ISO Sensitivity
Enter A (auto) mode M d button M ISO sensitivity M k button
When ISO sensitivity is increased, less light is needed when taking pictures.
Higher ISO sensitivity allows darker subjects to be captured. Additionally, even with subjects
of similar brightness, pictures can be taken at faster shutter speeds, and blurring caused by
camera shake and subject movement can be reduced.
• Although higher ISO sensitivity is effective when shooting darker subjects, shooting
without the flash, shooting while using the zoom, etc., images may contain noise.
Option
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 Sensitivity is fixed at the specified value.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6).
• When Auto is selected, the E icon is not displayed at ISO 80, but is displayed if the ISO
sensitivity automatically increases to more than 80.
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a Auto
(default setting)
Description
Sensitivity is ISO 80 when there is sufficient lighting; the camera
compensates by raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when
lighting is dim.
Notes About ISO Sensitivity
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
• When ISO sensitivity is locked, Motion detection (E55) does not function.
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Color Options
Enter A (auto) mode M d button M Color options M k button
Make colors more vivid or save images in monochrome.
Option
Description
n Standard color
(default setting)
Use for images exhibiting natural color.
o Vivid color
Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” effect.
p Black-and-white
Save images in black-and-white.
q Sepia
Save images in sepia tones.
r Cyanotype
Save images in cyan-blue monochrome.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). When Standard color is selected, no icon is displayed. Color tones shown in
the monitor during shooting change according to the selected color option.
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Notes About Color Options
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A 64).
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The Playback Menu
• See “Editing Still Images” (E8) for information about image editing features.
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M a Print order M k button
When printing images saved on the memory card using any of the following methods, the
Print order option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders.”
• Inserting the memory card into a DPOF-compatible (F20) printer’s card slot.
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab.
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (F20) printer (E19). A print order
can also be created for images saved in the internal memory if the memory card is
removed from the camera.
Select Select images and press the k
button.
Print order
Select images
Delete print order
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E35
2
Select images (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each.
Print selec tion
1
1
3
• Press the multi selector J or K to select images, and press
H or I to set the number of copies for each.
• Images selected for printing are indicated by the check mark
icon and the numeral indicating the number of copies to be
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printed. If no copies have been specified for images, the
selection is canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback. Rotate the zoom control
to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
3
Select whether or not to print shooting date
and shooting information.
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• Select Date and press the k button to print the shooting
date on all images in the print order.
• Select Info and press the k button to print shooting
information (shutter speed and aperture value) on all
images in the print order.
• Select Done and press the k button to complete the print
order.
Images selected for printing are indicated by the a icon
during playback.
Print order
Done
Date
Info
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Notes About Printing Shooting Date and Shooting Information
When the Date and Info settings are enabled in the print order option, shooting date and shooting
information are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible printer (F20) that supports printing
of shooting date and shooting information is used.
• Shooting information cannot be printed when the camera is connected to a DPOF-compatible
printer via the included USB cable (E26).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset each time the Print order option is displayed.
• The date printed is that saved when the image was captured.
Changing the camera’s date using the Date and time or Time
zone in the Time zone and date option in the setup menu after
an image has been captured has no effect on the date printed on
the image.
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Canceling Existing Print Order
Select Delete print order in step 1 (E35) of “a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)” and
press the k button to remove print marking from all images and cancel the print order.
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Print Date
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When shooting date and time are imprinted on images using the Print date option (E53) in the
setup menu, images are saved with shooting date and time imprinted on the image when they are
captured. Images with the date imprinted on them can be printed from printers that do not support
printing of the date on images.
Only the date and time imprinted on images with the print date option will be printed, even if the
Print order date option is enabled.
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b Slide Show
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M b Slide show M k button
Play back images, saved in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one in an
automated “slide show.”
1
Use the multi selector to select Start and
press the k button.
• To change the interval between images, select Frame
intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k
button before selecting Start.
• To repeat the slide show automatically, select Loop and
press the k button before selecting Start. The check mark
(w) will be added to the loop option when enabled.
2
The slide show begins.
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• While the slide show is in progress, press the multi selector
K or I to display the next image or J or H to display the
previous image. Hold down either button to fast forward or
rewind.
• To end or pause the slide show, press the k button.
3
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End the slide show or restart it.
• The display at right appears when the last slide is displayed
or the show is paused. Highlight G and press k to return
to Step 1, or select F to restart the show.
Slide show
Pause
Star t
Frame intvl
Loop
3s
B
Notes About Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies included in a slide show is displayed.
• The maximum playback time is up to about 30 minutes even if Loop is enabled (E58).
d Protect
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M d Protect M k button
Protects selected images from accidental deletion.
Select images to protect or cancel protection for previously protected images from the image
selection screen.
➝ “The Image Selection Screen” (E40)
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently
delete protected files (E59).
Protected images are indicated by the s icon during playback (A 8).
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The Image Selection Screen
When using one of the following features, a screen like that
shown on the right is displayed when selecting images.
• Print order > Select images (E35)
• Protect (E39)
• Rotate image (E41)
• Copy > Selected images (E42)
• Welcome screen > Select an image (E46)
• Delete image > Erase selected images (A 31)
Protec t
Back
ON/OFF
Follow the procedures described below to select the images.
1
Press the multi selector J or K to select an
image.
• Rotate the zoom control (A 2) to g (i) to switch to fullframe playback or f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail
display.
• Only one image can be selected for Rotate image and
Welcome screen. Proceed to step 3.
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Press H or I to select or deselect (or to
specify the number of copies).
Protec t
Back
ON/OFF
Protec t
• When an image is selected, a check mark (y) is displayed
with the image. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional
images.
Back
3
Press the k button to apply image selection.
• When Selected images is selected, a confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the
instructions displayed in the monitor.
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ON/OFF
f Rotate Image
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M f Rotate image M k button
Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed during playback.
Still images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Select an image from the image selection screen (E40). When the Rotate image screen is
displayed, press the multi selector J or K to rotate the image 90 degrees.
Back
Rotate image
Rotate image
Rotate image
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
Back
Rotate
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
B
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Press the k button to finalize display orientation, and save orientation information with the
image.
Notes About Image Rotation
The camera cannot rotate images captured with another make or model of digital camera, or images
captured with 3D photography (A 43).
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h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card)
Press the c button (playback mode) M d button M h Copy M k button
Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the multi selector to select a destination
option to which images are copied and press
the k button.
Copy
Camera to card
Card to camera
• Camera to card: Copy images from internal memory to
memory card.
• Card to camera: Copy images from memory card to
internal memory.
2
Select a copy option and press the k button.
• Selected images: Copy images selected from the image
selection screen (E40).
• All images: Copy all images.
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Camera to card
Selec ted images
All images
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Notes About Copying Images
• JPEG, MOV, and MPO files can be copied.
• Operation is not guaranteed with images captured with another make of camera or that have
been modified on a computer.
• When copying images for which Print order (E35) options are enabled, the print order settings
are not copied. However, when copying images for which Protect (E39) is enabled, the protect
setting is copied.
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If “Memory contains no images.” Is Displayed
If a memory card that contains no images is inserted into the camera, Memory contains no
images. will be displayed when the camera is switched to playback mode. Press the d button to
display the copy options screen, and copy the images saved in the camera’s internal memory to the
memory card.
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More Information
File and Folder Names ➝ E69
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The Movie Menu
Movie Options
Enter shooting mode M d button M e tab M Movie options M k button
Select the desired movie option to record.
Larger image sizes and faster movie bitrates produce greater image quality and larger movie
file sizes.
Option
Description
n HD 720p (1280×720)
(default setting)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
• Movie bitrate: Approx. 9 Mbps
m VGA (640×480)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Movie bitrate: Approx. 3 Mbps
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• The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. Variable bitrate (VBR)
encoding is used to automatically adjust the bitrate depending on the subject being
recorded. When recording movies of subjects with large amounts of motion, the file size
increases.
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second for all options.
• Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length ➝ A 82
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File and Folder Names ➝ E69
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Autofocus Mode
Enter shooting mode M d button M e tab M Autofocus mode M k button
Select how the camera focuses in movie mode.
Option
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (e movie-record) button is pressed to
start recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and the
subject will remain fairly consistent.
B Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and subject will
change significantly during recording. The sound of the camera focusing
may be heard in the recorded movie. Use of Single AF is recommended to
prevent the sound of the camera focusing from interfering with recording.
Wind Noise Reduction
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Enter shooting mode M d button M e tab M Wind noise reduction M k button
Allows you to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Option
Y On
Description
Reduces the sound heard when wind passes over the microphone.
Use when recording movies in locations with strong winds. Other
sounds may become difficult to hear during playback.
k Off (default setting) Wind noise reduction is disabled.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
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The Setup Menu
Welcome Screen
d button M z tab M Welcome screen M k button
Allows you to configure the welcome screen that is displayed when you turn on the camera.
Option
Description
COOLPIX
The camera displays a welcome screen and enters shooting or
playback mode.
Select an image
Displays an image selected for the welcome screen. When the image
selection screen is displayed, select an image (E40) and press the
k button.
• As the selected image is saved by the camera, it will be displayed
when the camera is turned on even if the original image is deleted.
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 62) setting of g
4608×2592, images captured using 3D photography (A 43),
and images created by using small picture (E12) or crop (E13)
that are 320×240 or smaller, cannot be selected.
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None (default setting)
The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying
the welcome screen.
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Time Zone and Date
d button M z tab M Time zone and date M k button
Set the camera clock.
Option
Date and time
Description
Allows you to set the camera’s clock to the
current date and time. Use the multi selector
to set each item displayed on the screen.
• Select an item: Press K or J (changes
between D, M, Y, hour, minute).
• Edit the highlighted item: Press H or I.
• Apply the setting: Select the minute
setting and press the k button.
Date and time
D
Y
M
01
2012
01
00
00
Edit
The available date formats are Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, and
Day/Month/Year.
Time zone
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving time can be
enabled or disabled. When the travel destination (x) is selected, the time
difference (E50) between the travel destination and the home time zone
(w) is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region
are saved. This can be useful when travelling.
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Date format
E47
Selecting the Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the multi selector to select Time zone
and press the k button.
Time zone and date
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Date and time
Date format
Time zone
2
Select x Travel destination and press the k
button.
• The date and time displayed in the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
D/M/Y
Time zone
London, Casablanca
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Home time zone
Travel destination
3
Press K.
Time zone
• The travel destination screen is displayed.
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London, Casablanca
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Home time zone
Travel destination
4
Press J or K to select the travel destination
time zone.
• If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to enable
daylight saving time function. W is displayed at the top of
the monitor and the camera clock is advanced one hour.
Press I to disable the daylight saving time.
• Press the k button to apply the travel destination time
zone.
• While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z
icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is in
shooting mode.
11:30
–04:00
EDT:
N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o
Lima
Back
Time zone
E D T : N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o , L i m a
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Home time zone
Travel destination
w Home Time Zone
• To switch to the home time zone, select w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button.
• To change the home time zone, select w Home time zone in step 2, and complete steps 3 and 4.
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Daylight Saving Time
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When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn the daylight saving time function on or off from the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
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Imprinting Date on Images
Enable date imprint from the Print date option (E53) in the setup menu after the date and time
have been set. When the Print date option is enabled, images will be saved with shooting date
imprinted on them.
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Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time zones not listed below, set the camera clock to local time from the Date and time option.
UTC +/–
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Location
UTC +/–
Location
–11
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki, Ankara
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh,
Kuwait, Manama
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle,
Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston,
Mexico City
+5.5
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto,
Lima
+6
New Delhi
Colombo, Dhaka
–4.5
Caracas
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–4
Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore
–3
Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
–2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
–1
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
±0
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
Monitor Settings
d button M z tab M Monitor settings M k button
Set the options below.
Option
Description
Photo info
Select information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback.
Brightness
Select from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
Photo Info
Select whether or not the photo information is displayed in the monitor.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Show info
29m 0s
Auto info
(default setting)
4/
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The same information as in Show info is displayed. If no operations are
performed after a few seconds, the display will be the same as Hide info. The
information is displayed again when an operation is performed.
Hide info
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Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Framing
grid+auto info
29m 0s
970
In addition to information shown
with Auto info, a framing grid is
displayed to help frame pictures.
It is not displayed when recording
movies.
4/
4
The same information as in Auto
info is displayed.
The same information as in Auto
info is displayed.
29m 0s
Movie
frame+auto info
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In addition to information shown
with Auto info, a frame that
represents the area that will be
captured when recording movies is
displayed before recording begins.
It is not displayed when recording
movies.
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)
d button M z tab M Print date M k button
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the images
when shooting, allowing the information to be printed even
from printers that do not support date printing (E37).
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Option
Description
f Date
Date is imprinted on images.
S Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on images.
k Off (default setting)
Date and time are not imprinted on images.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
Notes About Print Date
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time
cannot be imprinted on images after they have been captured.
• The date cannot be imprinted in the following situations:
- When using the Panorama assist, Pet portrait (Continuous), or 3D photography scene modes
- When shooting movies
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 62) of O 640×480 may be difficult to read.
Select an Image mode setting of q 1600×1200 or larger when using print date.
• The date is saved using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date option (A 16, E47).
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Print Date and Print Order
When printing with a DPOF-compatible printer that can print the shooting date and shooting
information, you can use the Print order option (E35) to print this information in images, even if
the Print date function was set to Off at the time of shooting.
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Vibration Reduction
d button M z tab M Vibration reduction M k button
Reduce the effects of camera shake while shooting. Vibration reduction effectively reduces
blur, caused by slight hand movement known as camera shake, which commonly occurs
when shooting with zoom applied or at slow shutter speeds.
The effects of camera shake are reduced when recording movies, in addition to when taking
still pictures.
Set Vibration reduction to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
Option
Description
g On (default setting)
Vibration reduction is enabled.
k Off
Vibration reduction is disabled.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
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Notes About Vibration Reduction
• After turning on the camera or after switching from playback mode to shooting mode, wait for the
shooting mode screen to be displayed completely before taking pictures.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may be displayed blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
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Motion Detection
d button M z tab M Motion detection M k button
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera shake when
shooting still images.
Option
Description
U Auto
(default setting)
When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the ISO
sensitivity and shutter speed are automatically increased to reduce blurring.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations:
• When the flash fires
• When the ISO sensitivity option (A 49) is fixed at a particular value in
A (auto) mode
• In A (auto) mode, when Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16 (E32)
• In the following scene modes: Sports (A 37), Night portrait (A 37),
Dusk/dawn (A 38), Night landscape (A 39), Museum (A 40),
Fireworks show (A 40), Backlighting (A 40), Pet portrait (A 42),
and 3D photography (A 43)
k Off
Motion detection is disabled.
B
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The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting
mode (A 6).
When the camera detects camera shake or subject movement, it increases shutter speed and
the motion detection icon turns green. No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
Notes About Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of subject movement and
camera shake in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The images captured using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
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AF Assist
d button M z tab M AF assist M k button
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator, which assists autofocus operation when the subject is
dimly lit.
Option
Description
Auto
(default setting)
AF-assist illuminator will be used to assist the focus operation when the
subject is dimly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 4.5 m (14 ft) at the
maximum wide-angle position and about 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in.) at the maximum
telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes such as Museum (A 40) and Pet portrait
(A 42), the AF-assist illuminator may not light even when Auto is selected.
Off
AF-assist illuminator does not light. The camera may be unable to focus
under dim lighting.
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Sound Settings
d button M z tab M Sound settings M k button
Adjust the following sound settings.
Option
Description
Button sound
Select On (default setting) or Off. When On is selected, a beep will sound
once when operations are completed successfully, two times when the focus
has been locked, and three times when an error is detected, and welcome
sound is played when the camera is turned on.
Shutter sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
Even when set to On, the shutter sound is not heard in the following
situations:
• When using Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 (E32)
• When using Sports (A 37), Museum (A 40), or Pet portrait (A 42)
scene mode
• When shooting movies
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Notes About Sound Settings
Button sounds and the shutter sound are not heard when using the Pet portrait scene mode.
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Auto Off
d button M z tab M Auto off M k button
If no operations are performed for a specified amount of time, the monitor turns off and the
camera enters standby mode to save power (A 22).
This setting determines the amount of time that passes before the camera enters standby
mode.
Option
Description
Auto off
You can select 30 s (default setting), 1 min, 5 min, or 30 min.
Sleep mode
If On (default setting) is selected, the camera will enter standby mode when there
is no change in the brightness of the subject, even before the time selected in the
auto off menu has elapsed. The camera will enter sleep mode after 30 seconds
when Auto off is set to 1 min or less, or after 1 minute when Auto off is set to 5
min or more.
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When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
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• When the camera is in standby mode, the power-on lamp flashes.
• If no operations are performed for approximately another three minutes, the camera will turn off
automatically.
• When the power-on lamp is flashing, pressing any of the following buttons will turn the monitor
back on:
➝ Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button, or b (e movie-record) button
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Notes About Auto Off
• The time that passes before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following situations:
- When a menu is displayed: 3 minutes
- During slide show playback: Up to 30 minutes
- When the AC adapter EH-67 is connected: 30 minutes
• The camera will not enter standby mode while the Eye-Fi card is uploading images.
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Format Memory/Format Card
d button M z tab M Format memory/Format card M k button
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data.
Data that has been deleted cannot be recovered. Be sure to transfer important data to a
computer before formatting.
Formatting the Internal Memory
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
To format the internal memory, remove the memory card from
the camera. The Format memory option is displayed in the
setup menu.
Format
No
Formatting Memory Cards
Format card
All images will
be deleted! OK?
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When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the Format
card option is displayed in the setup menu.
Format
No
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Notes About Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera.
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Language
d button M z tab M Language M k button
Select one of 29 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
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Czech
Russian
Danish
Romanian
German
Finnish
(Default setting)
Swedish
Spanish
Vietnamese
Greek
Turkish
French
Ukrainian
Indonesian
Arabic
Italian
Simplified Chinese
Hungarian
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Japanese
Norwegian
Korean
Polish
Thai
Brazilian Portuguese
Hindi
European Portuguese
TV Settings
d button M z tab M TV settings M k button
Adjust settings for connection to a TV.
Option
Description
Video mode
Select from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Select the HDMI output image resolution from Auto (default setting),
480p, 720p, or 1080i. When Auto is selected, the option best suited
to the TV to which the camera is connected is automatically selected
from 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
HDMI device control
Set whether or not the camera receives signals from an HDMI-CEC
compatible television when connected with an HDMI cable.
Select On (default setting) to use the television’s remote control to
perform playback operations.
➝ Using a TV Remote Control (HDMI Device Control) (E18).
HDMI 3D output
Set the method used to output 3D images to HDMI devices.
Select On (default setting) to play back 3D pictures taken with this
camera in 3D.
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HDMI and HDMI-CEC
“HDMI” is the abbreviation for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and is one type of multimedia
interface. “HDMI-CEC” is the abbreviation for HDMI-Consumer Electronics Control, which enables
compatible devices to control each other and allows the user to operate multiple devices with one
remote control.
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Blink Warning
d button M z tab M Blink warning M k button
Select whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked using face
detection (A 65) when shooting in the following modes:
• G (easy auto) mode
• Portrait (A 36) or Night portrait (A 37) scene mode
Option
Description
On
When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have
blinked in an image captured using face detection, the Did someone
blink? screen is displayed in the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have blinked when the shutter
was released is framed by a yellow border. Should this occur, check the
image and determine whether or not another image should be captured
(E63).
Off (default setting)
Blink warning is disabled.
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The Blink Warning Screen
When the Did someone blink? screen shown on the right is
displayed in the monitor, the operations described below are
available.
If no operations are performed within a few seconds, the
camera automatically returns to shooting mode.
Did someone blink?
Exit
Function
Description
Enlarge the detected face that blinked
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
Switch to full-frame playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
Select the face to be displayed
While zoomed in, press the multi selector J or K to
switch to another face.
Delete the image
Press the l button.
Switch to shooting mode
Press the k button, shutter-release button, A button
or the b (e movie-record) button.
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Eye-Fi Upload
d button M z tab M Eye-Fi upload M k button
Set whether or not the camera’s Eye-Fi card (available from third-party manufacturers) sends
images to your computer.
Option
Description
b Enable
Images created with this camera will be uploaded to the pre-determined
computer.
c Disable
(default setting)
Images will not be uploaded.
B
Notes About Eye-Fi Cards
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• Note that images will not be uploaded if signal strength is insufficient even if Enable is selected.
• When using the camera in an area where wireless signal output is not permitted, set this feature to
Disable.
• Refer to the instruction manual of your Eye-Fi card for more information. In the event of
malfunction, contact the card manufacturer.
• The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions.
• The camera is not compatible with the Endless Memory function. When it is set on a computer,
disable the function. If the Endless Memory function is enabled, the number of pictures taken may
not be displayed correctly.
• The Eye-Fi upload feature is intended for use only in the country of purchase. Before using it in
other countries, refer to laws and regulations of that country.
• When this setting is set to Enable, the battery will be drained faster than normal.
C
Eye-Fi Upload Indicator
The upload status of the Eye-Fi card in the camera can be confirmed on the monitor (A 6, 8).
• w: Eye-Fi upload is set to Disable.
• x (lights): Eye-Fi upload enabled; waiting for image upload.
• x (flashes): Eye-Fi upload enabled; uploading images.
• y: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no images available for upload.
• z: An error occurred. The camera cannot control the Eye-Fi card.
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C
Supported Eye-Fi Cards
As of November 2011, the following Eye-Fi cards can be used. Be sure that Eye-Fi card firmware has
been updated to the latest version.
• Eye-Fi Connect X2 SDHC 4GB
• Eye-Fi Mobile X2 SDHC 8GB
• Eye-Fi Pro X2 SDHC 8GB
Reset All
d button M z tab M Reset all M k button
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default values.
Basic Shooting Functions
Option
Default value
Auto
Self-timer (A 55)
Off
Macro mode (A 57)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 59)
0.0
Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Scene mode setting in the shooting-mode selection
menu (A 35)
Portrait
Hue adjustment in Food mode (A 39)
Center
Continuous shooting in pet portrait mode (A 42)
Continuous
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Flash mode (A 51)
Pet portrait auto release in pet portrait mode (A 42) On
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Smart Portrait Menu
Option
Skin softening (E27)
Default value
On
Smile timer (E28)
On
Blink proof (E28)
Off
Shooting Menu
Option
Default value
Image mode (A 62)
P 4608×3456
White balance (E29)
Auto
Continuous (E32)
Single
ISO sensitivity (E33)
Auto
Color options (E34)
Standard color
Movie Menu
Option
Default value
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Movie options (E44)
HD 720p (1280×720)
Autofocus mode (E45)
Single AF
Wind noise reduction (E45)
Off
Setup Menu
Option
Welcome screen (E46)
Default value
None
Photo info (E51)
Auto info
Brightness (E51)
3
Print date (E53)
Off
Vibration reduction (E54)
On
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Motion detection (E55)
Auto
AF assist (E56)
Auto
Button sound (E57)
On
Shutter sound (E57)
On
Auto off (E58)
30 s
Sleep mode (E58)
On
HDMI (E61)
Auto
HDMI device control (E61)
On
HDMI 3D output (E61)
On
Blink warning (E62)
Off
Eye-Fi upload (E64)
Disable
Others
Option
Default value
Paper size (E23, E24)
Default
Frame interval for Slide show (E38)
3s
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• Selecting Reset all also clears the current file number (E69) from memory. Numbering
will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file numbering to “0001”, delete
all images saved in the internal memory or on the memory card (A 31) before selecting
Reset all.
• The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with Reset all.
Shooting menu: Preset manual data (E30) acquired for White balance
Setup menu: Settings for image registered for Welcome screen (E46), Time zone and
date (E47), Language (E60), Video mode for TV settings (E61), and Battery
type (E68)
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Battery Type
d button M z tab M Battery type M k button
To ensure that the camera shows the correct battery level (A 21), select the type that
matches the batteries currently in use.
Option
Description
Alkaline (default setting)
LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
COOLPIX (Ni-MH)
Nikon EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
Lithium
FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Firmware Version
d button M z tab M Firmware version M k button
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View the current camera firmware version.
CO O L P I X L 8 1 0 Ve r. x . x
Back
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File and Folder Names
Images and movies are assigned file names as follows.
D S C N 00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier
(not shown on camera monitor)
Original still images,
movies
DSCN
Small copies
SSCN
Cropped copies
RSCN
D-Lighting copies,
skin softening copies,
edited movies
FSCN
Extension
(indicates file format)
Still images
.JPG
Movies
.MOV
3D images
.MPO
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
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• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by an identifier: “P_” plus a
three-digit sequential number for images captured in Panorama assist scene mode (e.g.
“101P_001”; E2) and “NIKON” for all other images (e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of
files within a folder reaches 9999, a new folder will be created. File numbers will be
assigned automatically starting with “0001”.
• Files copied using Copy > Selected images are copied to the current folder, where they
are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the largest file number in
memory. Copy > All images copies all folders from the source medium; file names do not
change but new folder numbers are assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest
folder number on the destination medium (E42).
• A single folder can hold up to 200 images; if the current folder already contains 200
images, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name, will be created the
next time an image is captured. If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains 200
images, or an image is numbered 9999, no further images can be captured until the
internal memory or memory card is formatted (E59), or a new memory card is inserted.
E69
Optional Accessories
• Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH
Battery charger,
batteries)
1
rechargeable batteries • Replacement rechargeable batteries: Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries)
AC adapter
AC Adapter EH-67
USB cable
USB Cable UC-E162
Audio/video cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP162
Lens cap
Lens Cap LC-CP252
Hand strap
Hand Strap AH-CP1
1
When using EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries with the camera, charge the batteries four at a
time using Battery Charger MH-73. Also, do not charge batteries at the same time if they have
different amounts of charge remaining (F4). EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be
used.
2 Included with the camera at the time of purchase (A ii).
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Error Messages
Display
A
Cause/Solution
The lens cap may be attached, or a lens error has occurred.
Turn the camera off,
Make sure that the lens cap has been removed, then turn the
remove the lens cap,
camera on again. If the error persists even after the camera is
and turn the camera on. turned off and then on again, contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service representative.
22
E47
Battery exhausted.
Replace the batteries.
10
Q
(flashes in red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
26, 28
66
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Wait until the image is saved and the message disappears
from the display.
–
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to “write” position.
–
Eye-Fi card write-protect switch is in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to “write” position.
–
Not available if Eye-Fi
card is locked.
Error accessing Eye-Fi card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that terminals are clean.
• Confirm that the card is correctly inserted.
15
13
13
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Clock not set.
Set date and time.
O (flashes)
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Display
This card cannot be
used.
This card cannot be
read.
Cause/Solution
Error accessing memory card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that terminals are clean.
• Confirm that the card is correctly inserted.
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
Memory card has not been formatted for use in the camera.
Formatting deletes all data saved on the memory card. Be
sure to select No and make copies of any images which need
to be kept before formatting the memory card. Select Yes
and press the k button to format the memory card.
Out of memory.
Memory card is full.
• Select smaller image size.
• Delete images.
• Insert new memory card.
• Remove memory card and use internal memory.
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Image cannot be saved.
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A
15
13
13
F6
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31, 84
13
14
Error occurred while saving image.
Format internal memory or memory card.
E59
Camera has run out of file numbers.
Insert a new memory card or format internal memory or
memory card.
E69
Image cannot be used for welcome screen.
The following images cannot be registered as welcome
screen.
• Images captured at an Image mode setting of g
4608×2592
• Images captured using 3D photography
• Images reduced to 320 × 240 size or smaller with cropping
or small picture editing
E46
Insufficient space to save a copy.
Delete images from destination.
31
Display
A blink was detected in
the picture just taken.
Image cannot be
modified.
A
Cause/Solution
One or more portrait subjects may have blinked when the
picture was taken.
Check the image in playback mode.
Cannot edit selected image.
• Select images that support editing function.
• Movies cannot be edited.
29,
E28
E8,
E9
–
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while saving movie on the memory card.
Select a memory card with faster write speed.
Memory contains no
images.
No images in the internal memory or memory card.
• Remove the memory card from the camera to play back
images saved in the camera’s internal memory.
• To copy images from internal memory to memory card,
press the d button. The copy screen will be displayed
and images in the internal memory can be copied to
memory card.
File contains no image
data.
File not created with this camera.
File cannot be viewed on this camera.
View file using a computer or the device used to create or
edit this file.
–
13
13
E42
No images available for a slide show.
E38
Image is protected.
Disable protection.
E39
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same time zone as home.
E50
Raise the flash.
The flash is lowered.
Raise the flash when shooting using the Night portrait and
Backlighting scene modes.
37, 40,
51
Shooting failed
When taking 3D pictures, the first image could not be
captured.
Try shooting again.
E5
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All images are hidden.
This image cannot be
deleted.
E73
Display
Failed to take second
shot
A
Cause/Solution
When taking 3D pictures, the second shot could not be
successfully taken after the first shot.
• Try shooting again. After capturing the first image, move
the camera horizontally and frame the subject so that it is
aligned with the guide.
• In some shooting conditions, such as when the subject is
dark or low in contrast, the second image may not be
captured.
E5
–
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Failed to save 3D image
The camera failed to save the 3D image.
• Try shooting again.
• Delete images.
• 3D images may not be created depending on the subject
or shooting conditions, resulting in failure to save them.
E5
31
–
Communications error
Error occurred during communication with printer.
Turn camera off and reconnect USB cable.
E20
System error
Error has occurred in camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove and reinsert batteries, and turn
camera on. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service representative.
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Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error.
Check printer. After solving the problem, select Resume and
press the k button to resume printing.*
–
Printer error: check
paper
Specified size of paper is not loaded in printer.
Load the specified size of paper, select Resume, and press
the k button to resume printing.*
–
Printer error: paper jam
Paper has jammed in printer.
Remove the jammed paper, select Resume, and press the k
button to resume printing.*
–
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Display
A
Cause/Solution
Printer error: out of
paper
No paper is loaded in printer.
Load the specified size of paper, select Resume, and press
the k button to resume printing.*
–
Printer error: check ink
Ink error.
Check ink, select Resume, and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
Printer error: out of ink
Running out of ink or ink cartridge is empty.
Replace ink cartridge, select Resume, and press the k
button to resume printing.*
–
Printer error: file corrupt
An error caused by the image file has occurred.
Select Cancel and press the k button to cancel printing.
–
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
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Technical Notes and Index
Caring for the Product...............................................F2
The Camera.............................................................................................................F2
Batteries ...................................................................................................................F4
Memory Cards .......................................................................................................F6
Cleaning and Storage................................................F7
Cleaning...................................................................................................................F7
Storage .....................................................................................................................F7
Supported Standards....................................................................................... F20
Index .........................................................................F21
F1
Technical Notes and Index
Troubleshooting........................................................F8
Specifications...........................................................F16
Technical Notes and Index
Caring for the Product
The Camera
To ensure safe and continued enjoyment of your Nikon camera, observe the following
precautions and the precautions noted in “For Your Safety” (A viii-xv) when using or storing
your camera.
B
Do Not Subject the Product to Strong Shocks
The product may malfunction if dropped or struck. Additionally, do not touch or apply force to the
lens.
B
Keep Dry
If water enters the camera, internal components may rust or otherwise become damaged, and
repairing the camera may be expensive or even impossible.
B
Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a
carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
Technical Notes and Index
B
Keep away from Strong Magnetic Fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charge or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data saved on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
B
Do Not Point the Lens at Strong Light Sources for Extended Periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may damage the image sensor or other components, producing a
white blur effect in photographs.
F2
B
Turn the Camera off Before Removing the Batteries, AC Adapter, or Memory Card
Removing the batteries, AC adapter, or memory card while the camera is on could damage the
camera or memory card. If removed while the camera is saving or deleting data, data may be lost
and the camera's memory or the memory card may be damaged.
B
Notes on the Monitor
• Monitors and electronic viewfinders are constructed with extremely high precision; at least 99.99%
of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being missing or defective. Hence while these
displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this is
not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the device.
• Scraping or pressing on the surface of the monitor may result in damage or malfunction. Should
the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass and to prevent the
liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
B
Notes About Smear
F3
Technical Notes and Index
White or colored streaks may be visible when bright subjects are framed in the monitor. This
phenomenon, known as “smear,” occurs when extremely bright light strikes the image sensor; it is
characteristic of image sensors and does not indicate a malfunction. Smear may also take the form of
partial discoloration in the monitor during shooting. It does not appear in images saved with the
camera except in the cases of movies and of images saved with Multi-shot 16 selected for
Continuous. When shooting in these modes, we recommend that you avoid bright subjects such
as the sun, reflected sunlight, and electric lights.
Batteries
Be sure to read and follow the warnings noted in “For Your Safety” (A viii-xv) before use.
B
Notes About Using Batteries
• Used batteries may overheat. Handle with caution.
• Do not use batteries beyond their recommended expiration date.
• Do not turn the camera on and off repeatedly if discharged batteries are inserted in the camera.
B
Spare Batteries
We recommend carrying spare batteries depending on where you are shooting. It may be difficult to
purchase batteries in certain areas.
B
Charging Batteries
If using optional rechargeable batteries, charge the batteries before taking pictures. Batteries are not
charged at the time of purchase.
Be sure to read and follow the warnings noted in the operating instructions included with the
battery charger.
B
Charging Rechargeable Batteries
Technical Notes and Index
• Do not mix batteries with different amounts of charge remaining, or batteries of a different make
or model.
• When using EN-MH2 batteries with the COOLPIX L810, charge the batteries four at a time using
Battery Charger MH-73. Use only Battery Charger MH-73 to charge EN-MH2 batteries.
• When using Battery Charger MH-73, only charge EN-MH2 batteries.
• EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
F4
B
Notes About Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
• If you repeatedly charge rechargeable Ni-MH batteries while they still have some charge
remaining, the message Battery exhausted. may be displayed prematurely when using the
batteries. This is due to the “memory effect,” in which the amount of charge the batteries can hold
decreases temporarily. Use the batteries until there is no charge remaining and they will return to
their normal behavior.
• Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries discharge even when not being used. We recommend charging the
batteries just before using them.
B
Cold Environment Usage
Battery performance decreases in cold environments. When using the camera in cold environments,
try not to let the camera and batteries become too cold. The camera may not function if you use
discharged batteries in cold environments. Keep spare batteries warm and alternate between two
sets of batteries. Batteries that cannot be used because they have become too cold can often be
used again when they have been warmed up.
B
Battery Terminals
Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning. Remove dirt from the
terminals using a dry cloth.
B
Remaining Battery Charge
B
Recycling
Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local
regulations. Cover the battery terminals with tape when recycling.
F5
Technical Notes and Index
If you insert discharged batteries into the camera, the camera may indicate that the batteries have
adequate charge remaining. This is a characteristic of batteries.
Memory Cards
Use only Secure Digital memory cards. Approved memory cards ➝ A 15
Observe the precautions noted in the documentation included with your memory card.
Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
Do not format the memory card using a computer.
Before using a memory card with this camera, format the card using this camera if the card has
been used with another device. Before using a new memory card, we recommend using this
camera to format the card.
• Note that formatting a memory card permanently deletes all images and other data on the
memory card. If there is data saved on the memory card that you wish to keep, copy that data to
a computer before formatting.
• If the message Card is not formatted. Format card? is displayed when you insert a memory
card, the memory card must be formatted. If there is data on the memory card that you do not
want to delete, select No. Copy that data to a computer before formatting. To format the memory
card, select Yes and press the k button.
• Observe the following precautions while formatting the memory card, saving and deleting
images, and copying images to a computer, otherwise data or the memory card itself may be
damaged.
- Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the memory card or
batteries.
- Do not turn off the camera
- Do not disconnect the AC adapter
•
•
•
•
•
Technical Notes and Index
F6
Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints, oil, or other grime, wipe
the area with a soft, dry cloth or an eyeglass cleaning cloth. Do not wipe forcefully or
wipe with a rough cloth, otherwise the camera may be damaged or malfunction.
Body
• Remove dust or lint with a blower. Wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
• After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty environment, wipe off
any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water and dry
thoroughly.
Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the
warranty.
Storage
Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period. To prevent mold
or malfunction and to ensure long, trouble-free use of the camera, we recommend you insert
the batteries and operate the camera approximately once a month. Do not store the camera
with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or in any of the following locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions or
radios
• Places that are exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
F7
Technical Notes and Index
Lens
When cleaning the lens, avoid touching it directly with your fingers. Remove dust or
lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints, oil, or other grime that cannot be removed
with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft, dry cloth or an eyeglass cleaning cloth, using
a gentle spiral motion that starts in the center and moves toward the edges. Do not
wipe forcefully or wipe with a rough cloth, otherwise the camera may be damaged
or malfunction. If you still cannot remove the grime, wet a soft cloth with a
commercial liquid lens cleaner and gently wipe off the grime.
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before
consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Power, Display, Settings Issues
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Technical Notes and Index
Camera turns off without
warning.
21
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save power. 88, E58
F4
• The camera or battery have become too cold and
cannot operate properly.
22
21
2, 22
Monitor is blank.
• Camera is off.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the power
switch, the shutter-release button, A button, c
button, or b (e movie-record) button.
• The flash lamp flashes while the flash is charging.
Wait for the flash to charge.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB
cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via audio/video
cable or HDMI cable.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
88, E51
F7
Monitor is hard to read.
F8
52
71, 76
71, E17
A
Problem
Cause/Solution
Date and time of recording
are not correct.
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not set”
indicator flashes during shooting and movie
recording. Images and movies saved before clock is
set are dated “00/00/0000 00:00” or “01/01/2012
00:00” respectively. Set the correct time and date
from the Time zone and date option in the setup
menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more
accurate timepieces and reset as required.
16, 88,
E47
No indicators displayed in
monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
88, E51
Print date not available.
Time zone and date has not been set.
16, 88,
E47
Date not imprinted on
images even when Print
date is enabled.
• The current shooting mode is one that does not
support Print date.
• The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
88, E53
Screen for setting time zone
and date is displayed when
camera is turned on.
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored
to their default values.
16, 19
The camera may become hot when shooting movies
or uploading images from an Eye-Fi card for an
extended period of time, or when the camera is used
in a hot area; this is not a malfunction.
–
Camera becomes hot.
Technical Notes and Index
Camera settings reset.
F9
Characteristics of Digital 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, then turn the camera on again.
In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service
representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result in
the loss of any data not saved to internal memory or the memory card at the time the
problem occurred. Data already saved will not be affected.
Shooting Issues
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
Disconnect the HDMI cable or USB cable.
No image captured when
the shutter-release button is
pressed.
• When camera is in playback mode, press the A
button, the shutter-release button, or the b (e
movie-record) button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp flashes, flash is charging.
Cannot capture 3D image.
In some shooting conditions, such as when the
subject is dark or low in contrast, the second image
may not be captured or the 3D image may not be
saved.
F10
A
Cause/Solution
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E17,
E20
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3
21
52
E7
Problem
Camera cannot focus.
A
Cause/Solution
• Subject is too close. Try shooting using easy auto
mode, Close-up scene mode, or macro mode.
• The intended subject is one with which autofocus
does not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Turn camera off and then on again.
34, 39, 57
• Use flash.
• Increase the ISO sensitivity value.
• Enable vibration reduction or motion detection.
51
49, E33
88, E54,
E55
40, 49,
E32
55
Images are blurred.
• Use D (best shot selector).
• Use tripod and self-timer.
28
88, E56
22
49, E32,
F3
Bright specks appear in
images captured with flash.
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Lower the flash or
set the flash mode setting to W (off).
5, 53
Flash does not fire.
• The flash is lowered or the flash mode is set to W
(off).
• Scene mode with which the flash does not fire is
selected.
• On is selected for Blink proof in smart portrait
menu.
• Another function that restricts flash is enabled.
5, 51
60
46, E28
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F11
Technical Notes and Index
Streaks of light or partial
discoloration are visible in
the monitor.
Smear occurs when extremely bright light strikes the
image sensor. When shooting with Continuous set
to Multi-shot 16 and when recording movies,
avoiding bright objects, such as the sun, reflections of
the sun, and electric lights is recommended.
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Technical Notes and Index
Digital zoom cannot be
used.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following
situations.
- When Portrait, Night portrait, Pet portrait, or
3D photography is selected for scene mode
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When Continuous in the shooting menu is set
to Multi-shot 16
Image mode not available.
Another function that restricts the Image mode
option is enabled.
No sound when shutter is
released.
• Off is selected for Sound settings > Shutter
sound in setup menu. No sound is heard with
some shooting modes and settings, even when On
is selected.
• Do not block the speaker.
AF-assist illuminator does
not light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option in the setup
menu. AF-assist illuminator may not light depending
on the current scene mode, even when Auto is
selected.
88, E56
Images appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
F7
Colors are unnatural.
White balance or hue is not adjusted properly.
39, 49,
E29
Randomly spaced bright
pixels (“noise”) appear in
image.
The subject is dark, so shutter speed is too slow or ISO
sensitivity is too high. Noise can be reduced by:
• Using flash.
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
F12
36, 37, 42,
43
44
49, E32
64
88, E57
2
51
49, E33
Problem
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
A
Cause/Solution
•
•
•
•
•
•
The flash is lowered or the flash mode is set to W (off).
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Increase ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Select Backlighting scene mode, or
raise the flash and set the flash mode to X (fill flash).
51
23
51
59
49, E33
40, 51
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
59
Unexpected results when
flash set to V (auto with
red-eye reduction).
When taking pictures with V (auto with red-eye
reduction), or when taking pictures with Night portrait
(either in easy auto mode or the Night portrait scene
mode) and the fill flash with slow sync and red-eye
reduction is used, red-eye reduction may be applied, in rare
cases, to areas not affected by red-eye. Use auto mode or
any scene mode other than Night portrait, and change
the flash mode to any setting other than V (auto with
red-eye reduction) and try taking a picture again.
37, 51
Skin tones are not softened.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may
not be smoothed.
• Use Skin softening in the playback menu for
images containing four or more faces.
Saving images takes time.
It may take more time to save images in the following
situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in operation, –
such as when shooting in a dark environment
• When the flash mode is set to V (auto with red- 54
eye reduction)
• When the skin softening function is applied while shooting 36, 37, 46
A ring-shaped belt or
rainbow-colored stripe
appears in the monitor or
images.
When shooting with backlighting or when a very
strong light source (such as sunlight) is in the frame, a
ring-shaped belt or rainbow-colored stripe (ghosting)
may occur. Change the position of the light source, or
frame the picture so that the light source does not
enter the frame and try again.
45
70, E11
F13
Technical Notes and Index
–
Playback Issues
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Technical Notes and Index
File cannot be played back.
–
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by
computer or other make of camera.
85
• The COOLPIX L810 is not able to play back movies
recorded with another make or model of digital camera.
Cannot zoom in on image.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small –
pictures, or images that have been cropped to a
size of 320 × 240 or smaller.
• This camera may not be able to zoom in on images
–
captured with another make or model of digital camera.
• 3D images cannot be enlarged when the camera is 43
connected via HDMI and they are played back in 3D.
Cannot use D-Lighting, skin
softening, small picture, or
crop.
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• Images captured at an Image mode setting of g
4608×2592 and images captured using 3D
photography cannot be edited, and the same
editing feature cannot be applied multiple times.
• Camera is unable to edit images captured with
other cameras.
Cannot rotate image.
The camera cannot rotate images captured with
another make or model of digital camera, or images
captured with 3D photography.
Cannot edit movie.
• Edited movies cannot be edited again.
• Movies cannot be trimmed so that they are less
than 2 seconds long.
E16
• Editing functions are not available when there is not
enough free space in the internal memory or on the
memory card, or when the battery level indicator is B.
F14
–
70, E8,
E9
70, E8,
E9
43
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
89, E61
Images are not displayed on
TV.
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV
settings setup menu.
• Cables are connected to the HDMI mini connector
(Type C) and to the USB connector and audio/video
output simultaneously.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card. Remove the memory card to play
back images from the internal memory.
•
•
•
•
•
•
22
21
71, 76
–
73
76
Nikon Transfer 2 does not
start when camera is
connected.
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card.
• Remove the memory card to print images from the
internal memory.
• Images captured in 3D photography scene mode
cannot be printed.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera in the
following situations, even when printing from a
PictBridge-compatible printer. Use the printer to
select paper size.
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper size.
13
13
43
71, E23,
E24
–
F15
Technical Notes and Index
Cannot select paper size
with camera.
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm system requirements.
Computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2
automatically. For more information about Nikon
Transfer 2, refer to help information contained in
ViewNX 2.
71, 76,
E17,
E20
13
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX L810 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
16.1 million
Image sensor
1
Lens
26× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
/2.3-in. type CCD; approx. 16.44 million total pixels
Focal length
4.0-104.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-585 mm lens
in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/3.1-5.9
Construction
12 elements in 9 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2340 mm lens
in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Lens shift
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Technical Notes and Index
Focus range
(from lens)
Focus-area selection
Monitor
F16
• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to ∞,
[T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft) to ∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (when zoom is set to middle
position) to ∞
Center, face detection
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with
anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Storage
Media
Internal memory (approx. 50 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
3D images: MPO
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size
(pixels)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
16M (High) [4608 × 3456P]
16M [4608 × 3456]
8M [3264 × 2448]
4M [2272 × 1704]
2M [1600 × 1200]
VGA [640 × 480]
16:9 [4608 × 2592]
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
• ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
Exposure
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2×),
spot (digital zoom 2× or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure
compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
• 1/1500 to 1 s
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–3.3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.1 and f/9.9 [W])
Approx. 10 s
F17
Technical Notes and Index
Metering
Built-in flash
Range
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
[W]: Approx. 0.5 to 5.0 m (1 ft 8 in. to 16 ft)
[T]: Approx. 1.5 to 2.5 m (5 ft to 8 ft 2 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Technical Notes and Index
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output), DC input connector
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch,
English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources
•
•
•
•
Battery life
Still pictures*:
• Approx. 300 shots when using alkaline batteries
• Approx. 740 shots when using lithium batteries
• Approx. 450 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Movies:
• Approx. 1 h 50 min when using alkaline batteries (HD 720p)
• Approx. 5 h 15 min when using lithium batteries (HD 720p)
• Approx. 3 h 10 min when using EN-MH2 batteries (HD 720p)
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 111.1 × 76.3 × 83.1 mm (4.4 × 3.1 × 3.3 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 430 g (15.2 oz) (including batteries and a memory card)
F18
Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Four EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
AC Adapter EH-67 (available separately)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with fully-charged LR6/L40 (AA-size)
alkaline batteries operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of
camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2)°C (73 (±4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with
every other shot, image mode set to P 4608×3456. Battery life may vary depending on shooting
interval and length of time menus and images are displayed. Data for lithium batteries apply
when using four commercially available FR6/L91 (AA-size) Energizer(R) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
The included batteries are for trial use only.
Technical Notes and Index
B
Specifications
• Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain.
• The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
F19
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital camera
industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows images to be
printed from print orders saved on memory cards.
• Exif version 2.3: Exchangeable image file format (Exif) version 2.3 for digital still cameras is
a standard that allows information saved with photographs to be used for optimal color
reproduction when images are output from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and printer
industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without connecting the
camera to a computer.
Technical Notes and Index
F20
Index
Symbols
Numerics
3D images............................. 43, E5, E69
3D photography s ......................... 43, E5
A
AC adapter ........................................... 12, E70
AF assist................................................. 88, E56
AF-assist illuminator ........................................... 2
Alkaline batteries................................................ 11
Aperture value .................................................... 27
Audio/video cable... 71, 72, E17, E70
Audio/video-in jack ........................ 72, E17
Auto flash ............................................................... 53
Auto mode........................................................... 48
Auto off......................................... 22, 88, E58
Autofocus...................................................... 28, 58
Autofocus mode.............................. 83, E45
B
Backlighting o.................................................. 40
Battery .............................................................. 10, 19
Battery chamber ................................................... 3
Battery charger .......................................... E70
Battery level .......................................................... 21
Battery type......................................... 89, E68
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
.............................................................................. 3, 13
F21
Technical Notes and Index
R .......................................................... E3
g (Tele) .................................................................... 24
f (Wide) ............................................................... 24
i Playback zoom .............................................. 68
h Image thumbnail display .................... 69
G Easy auto mode.......................................... 34
b Scene mode.................................................. 35
F Smart portrait mode .............................. 44
A Auto mode ................................................... 48
c Playback mode........................................... 29
z Setup menu .................................................... 88
k Apply selection button ............................. 3
A Shooting mode button ............................ 3
be Movie-record button........................... 3
c Playback button .................................. 3, 29
l Delete button........................................... 3, 31
d button .............. 3, 46, 49, 70, 83, 88
m (flash pop-up) button.......................... 5, 51
m Flash mode ...................................................... 51
n Self-timer......................................................... 55
p Macro mode ................................................. 57
o Exposure compensation ....................... 59
j Help.................................................................... 35
Beach Z................................................................. 38
Best shot selector............................ 40, E32
Black and white copy n.............................. 40
Black-and-white .............................. 49, E34
Blink proof........................................... 46, E28
Blink warning..................................... 89, E62
Brightness ...................................................... E51
BSS............................................................ 40, E32
Built-in microphone ........................................... 2
Button sound.............................................. E57
C
Technical Notes and Index
Calendar display ................................................ 69
Close-up k .......................................................... 39
Color options.................................... 49, E34
Compression ratio ............................................ 62
Computer...................................................... 72, 76
Connector cover................................................... 2
Continuous ......................................... 49, E32
Copying images............................... 70, E42
Crop.......................................................... 68, E13
Cyanotype .......................................... 49, E34
D
Date and time .......................... 16, 88, E47
Date format......................................... 17, E47
Daylight saving time ..................... 17, E49
DC input connector............................................ 2
Delete........................................................................ 31
Digital zoom......................................................... 25
Direct print ........................................... 72, E19
D-Lighting ............................................ 70, E10
F22
DPOF.................................................................. F20
DPOF print.................................................... E26
DSCN................................................................ E69
Dusk/dawn i..................................................... 38
E
Easy auto mode.................................................. 34
Editing movies ............................................ E15
EN-MH2 ............................................. E70, F4
Exposure compensation............................... 59
Extension....................................................... E69
Eye-Fi upload .................................... 89, E64
Eyelet for camera strap..................................... 2
F
Face detection .................................................... 65
File name....................................................... E69
Fill flash.................................................................... 53
Fireworks show m .......................................... 40
Firmware version............................. 89, E68
Flash ..................................................................... 2, 51
Flash lamp ....................................................... 3, 52
Flash mode.................................................... 51, 53
Flash off ................................................................... 53
Focus................................................................ 26, 65
Focus indicator ...................................................... 7
Focus lock .............................................................. 66
Folder name ................................................ E69
Food u .................................................................... 39
Format internal memory ............ 89, E59
Format memory cards......... 14, 89, E59
Formatting ................................. 14, 89, E59
FSCN................................................................. E69
Full-frame playback ......................................... 29
Full-time AF ........................................ 83, E45
H
HDMI ................................................................. E61
HDMI 3D output ........................................ E61
HDMI cable .......................................... 72, E17
HDMI device control............................... E61
HDMI mini connector........................................ 2
Help ........................................................................... 35
I
Identifier......................................................... E69
Image copy ......................................... 70, E42
Image mode......................................................... 62
Imprinting date and time ........... 19, E53
Internal memory................................................ 14
ISO sensitivity..................................... 49, E33
J
JPG..................................................................... E69
Landscape c ...................................................... 36
Language ............................................. 89, E60
Lens............................................................... 2, F16
Lithium batteries ................................................ 11
M
Macro mode......................................................... 57
Memory capacity................................................ 21
Memory card......................................................... 13
Memory card slot ......................................... 3, 13
Monitor.................................................... 3, 6, F7
N
Night landscape j ......................................... 39
Night portrait e................................................ 37
Nikon Transfer 2 ............................... 73, 75, 77
Number of exposures remaining... 21, 63
O
Optical zoom ...................................................... 24
Optional accessories .............................. E70
P
Panorama assist U........................... 41, E2
Panorama Maker 6.................... 41, 75, E4
Paper size .................................... E23, E24
Party/indoor f .................................................. 37
Pet portrait auto release .............................. 42
Pet portrait O.................................................... 42
Photo info ...................................................... E51
PictBridge............................. 72, E19, F20
F23
Technical Notes and Index
L
Monitor settings................................ 88, E51
Motion detection ............................ 88, E55
MOV.................................................................. E69
Movie length........................................................ 82
Movie menu ......................................................... 83
Movie options .................................. 83, E44
Movie playback ................................................. 84
Movie recording ................................................ 80
Movie-record button ......................................... 3
MPO.................................................................. E69
Multi selector .......................................................... 3
Multi-shot 16............................................... E32
Museum l.......................................................... 40
Playback ........................................................ 29, 84
Playback button.................................................... 3
Playback menu ................................. 70, E35
Playback mode ................................................... 29
Playback zoom.................................................... 68
Portrait b .............................................................. 36
Power............................................................... 20, 22
Power switch .............................................. 20, 22
Power switch/power-on lamp..................... 2
Power-on lamp.......................................... 20, 22
Preset manual ............................................ E30
Pressing halfway................................................ 27
Print ............ 70, 72, E22, E24, E35
Print date..................................... 19, 88, E53
Print order............................................ 70, E35
Print order date option... 19, E36, E37
Printer...................................................... 72, E19
Protect.................................................... 70, E39
R
Technical Notes and Index
Rechargeable battery ............................ E70
Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries ................................................................ 11
Recording movies............................................. 80
Red-eye reduction................................... 53, 54
Reset all ................................................. 89, E65
Rotate image ..................................... 70, E41
RSCN................................................................. E69
S
Scene mode ................................................ 35, 36
Self-timer................................................................ 55
F24
Self-timer lamp ............................................. 2, 56
Sepia....................................................... 49, E34
Setup menu.......................................................... 88
Shooting .............................................. 20, 23, 26
Shooting menu ............................... 49, E29
Shooting mode button.................................... 3
Shutter sound............................................. E57
Shutter speed...................................................... 27
Shutter-release button ............................ 2, 26
Side zoom control ...................................... 2, 24
Single ...................................................... 49, E32
Single AF............................................... 83, E45
Skin softening.......... 46, 70, E11, E27
Sleep mode.................................................. E58
Slide show ........................................... 70, E38
Slow sync ............................................................... 53
Small picture ....................................... 70, E12
Smart portrait menu...................... 46, E27
Smart portrait mode....................................... 44
Smile timer ......................................... 46, E28
Snow z.................................................................. 38
Sound settings.................................. 88, E57
Speaker....................................................................... 2
Sports d................................................................. 37
SSCN................................................................. E69
Standard color.................................. 49, E34
Strap ............................................................................. 4
Sunset h ............................................................... 38
T
Thumbnail display ............................................ 69
Time difference ......................................... E50
Time zone ........................... 17, E47, E50
Time zone and date.............. 16, 88, E47
Tripod socket ........................................... 3, F18
TV ............................................................... 72, E17
TV settings ........................................... 89, E61
U
USB cable ................... 71, 76, E21, E70
USB connector and audio/video output
.................................. 2, 71, 76, E17, E19
V
Vibration reduction........................ 88, E54
Video mode.................................................. E61
ViewNX 2 ....................................................... 73, 75
Vivid color ........................................... 49, E34
Volume .................................................................... 85
W
Technical Notes and Index
Welcome screen............................. 88, E46
White balance ................................... 49, E29
Wind noise reduction................... 83, E45
Z
Zoom ........................................................................ 24
Zoom control ................................................ 2, 24
Zoom in................................................................... 24
Zoom out............................................................... 24
F25
F26
F27
F28
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