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User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Images
Movie Recording and Playback
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Basic Camera Setup
Caring for the Camera
Technical Notes and Index
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product, to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
camera or Charging AC Adapter,
unplug the Charging AC Adapter and
remove the battery immediately,
taking care to avoid burns. Continued
operation could result in injury. After
removing or disconnecting the power
source, take the equipment to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection.
Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or Charging AC Adapter could
result in injury. Repairs should be
performed only by qualified
technicians. Should the camera or
Charging AC Adapter break open as
the result of a fall or other accident,
take the product to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection,
after unplugging the product and/or
removing the battery.
ii
Do not use the camera or
Charging AC Adapter in the
presence of flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap with
care
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to
prevent infants from putting the
battery or other small parts into their
mouths.
For Your Safety
Observe caution when
handling the battery
The battery may leak, overheat, or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling the battery for use in
this product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn
the product off. If you are using the
Charging AC Adapter/AC adapter,
be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only a Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery EN-EL12 (supplied). Charge
the battery by using a camera that
supports battery charging or by
using a Battery Charger MH-65
(available separately). To charge the
battery with the camera, use either
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
(supplied) or the Charge by
computer function.
• When inserting the battery, do not
attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery or attempt to remove or
break the battery insulation or casing.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store with metal objects
such as necklaces or hairpins.
• The battery is prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to
the product, be sure to remove the
battery when no charge remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any change in the battery,
such as discoloration or deformation.
• If liquid from the damaged battery
comes in contact with clothing or
skin, rinse immediately with plenty
of water.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Observe the following
precautions when handling
the Charging AC Adapter
Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
Do not handle the plug or go near
the Charging AC Adapter during
lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the USB cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flames. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
Do not handle the plug or Charging
AC Adapter with wet hands. Failure
to observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or cause overheating or fire.
iii
For Your Safety
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input
and output jacks, use only the cables
provided or sold by Nikon for the
purpose, to maintain compliance with
product regulations.
Handle moving parts with
care
Be careful that your fingers or other
objects are not pinched by the lens
cover or other moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs supplied with this
device should not be played back on
audio CD equipment. Playing CDROMs on an audio CD player could
cause hearing loss or damage the
equipment.
Observe caution when using
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
1 m (3 ft. 4 in.) from the subject.
iv
Do not operate the flash with
the flash window touching a
person or object
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in burns or fire.
Avoid contact with liquid
crystal
Should the monitor break, care should
be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent liquid
crystal from the monitor touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
Turn the power off when
using inside an airplane or the
hospital
Turn the power off while inside the
airplane during take off or landing.
Follow the instructions of the hospital
when using while in a hospital. The
electromagnetic waves given out by
this camera may disrupt the electronic
systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital.
Notices
Notices for Customers in the
U.S.A.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS - SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the
U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the
power outlet if needed.
The power supply unit is intended to
be correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
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.
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
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or
modifications made to this device that
are not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
v
Notices
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
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.
vi
Notices for customers in Europe
CAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS
REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE
INSTRUCTIONS.
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.
Table of Contents
For Your Safety........................................................................................................................................ ii
WARNINGS .................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1
About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1
Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2
Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4
The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4
Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 6
The A (Shooting Mode) Button..................................................................................................................6
The c (Playback) Button .................................................................................................................................6
The b (e Movie-record) Button ..............................................................................................................6
Shutter-release Button ........................................................................................................................................7
Attaching the Camera Strap ............................................................................................................................7
Operating the Touch Panel ................................................................................................................ 8
Tapping.........................................................................................................................................................................8
Dragging ......................................................................................................................................................................8
Dragging and Dropping.....................................................................................................................................8
Using the Stylus .......................................................................................................................................................9
Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations.......................................10
Shooting (Information Display)...................................................................................................................10
Shooting (Operation Controls)....................................................................................................................11
Playback (Information Display)....................................................................................................................12
Playback (Operation Controls).....................................................................................................................13
Operating the Tabs.............................................................................................................................................14
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 16
Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................16
Removing the Battery .......................................................................................................................................17
Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................18
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................21
Setting Display Language, Date and Time .................................................................................22
Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................24
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................24
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 26
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode .......................................................26
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode...............................................................................................27
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................28
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................29
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................30
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images...................................................................................32
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)....................................................................................................32
Deleting Unwanted Images..........................................................................................................................33
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Using the Basic Shooting Functions .............................................................................................34
m Flash Mode......................................................................................................................................................34
n Taking Pictures with the Self-timer..................................................................................................37
p Macro Mode...................................................................................................................................................39
o Changing the Brightness Using Exposure Compensation................................................40
More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 41
Selecting a Shooting Mode ..............................................................................................................41
Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting .........................................................................................44
A Image Mode (Changing Image Quality/Image Size) ............................................................45
q Touch Shutter (Tapping the Monitor to Release the Shutter) ........................................47
s Subject Tracking (Focusing on a Moving Subject).................................................................50
r Touch AF/AE (Tapping the Monitor to Focus)..........................................................................52
E ISO Sensitivity ................................................................................................................................................55
C Continuous .....................................................................................................................................................56
w White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ..........................................................................................................57
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................59
Selecting a Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................59
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera
(Scene Auto Selector)........................................................................................................................................62
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features).....................................................................64
Using the Draw Option....................................................................................................................................72
Shooting for a Panorama................................................................................................................................74
Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode).........................................................................76
Changing the Smart Portrait Mode Settings ......................................................................................78
Camera Settings That Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously...................................................80
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 82
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Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................82
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback........................................................................83
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................85
Selecting Playback Mode ..................................................................................................................87
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode) .................................................................88
Adding Images to Albums.............................................................................................................................88
Viewing Images in an Album .......................................................................................................................90
Removing Images from Albums ................................................................................................................91
Operations in Favorite Pictures Mode ....................................................................................................92
Changing Icons Assigned to Albums......................................................................................................93
Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode.............................................................................................95
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode .........................................................................................................95
Operations in Auto Sort Mode ....................................................................................................................97
Selecting Images Captured on a Specific Day (List by Date Mode) ...................................98
Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode ...................................................................................................98
Operations in List by Date Mode ...............................................................................................................99
Playback Options .............................................................................................................................. 100
Table of Contents
Setting the Image Rating ............................................................................................................... 101
Playing Back Images by Rating.................................................................................................................101
b Enjoying Slide Show ................................................................................................................. 102
d Protecting Important Images (Protect).............................................................................. 104
Protecting One Image ................................................................................................................................... 104
Protecting Multiple Images........................................................................................................................105
Removing Protection from Images ....................................................................................................... 105
a Creating a DPOF Print Order.................................................................................................. 106
Creating a Print Order for One Image..................................................................................................106
Creating a Print Order for Multiple Images.......................................................................................108
Canceling Print Order.....................................................................................................................................109
f Rotate Image ............................................................................................................................... 110
E Voice Memo: Recording and Playback............................................................................... 111
Recording Voice Memos.............................................................................................................................. 111
Playing Voice Memos.....................................................................................................................................112
Deleting Voice Memos..................................................................................................................................112
Editing Images..................................................................................................................................113
Editing Functions .............................................................................................................................. 113
Image Editing ..................................................................................................................................... 115
U Paint................................................................................................................................................................. 115
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ........................................................ 118
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast.................................................................119
P Stretch: Stretching Images................................................................................................................120
O Perspective Control: Adjusting a Sense of Perspective................................................... 121
i Filter Effects (Digital Filter).................................................................................................................122
j Glamour Retouch.................................................................................................................................... 124
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size......................................................................................... 126
o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy .................................................................................................... 127
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................128
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 128
Changing the Movie Recording Settings ..........................................................................................130
D Movie Options ..........................................................................................................................................130
n Movie AF Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 131
Y Wind Noise Reduction......................................................................................................................... 132
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 133
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ..........................................................134
Connecting to a TV ........................................................................................................................... 134
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 137
Before Connecting the Camera............................................................................................................... 137
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer................................................................... 138
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ...................................................................................142
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Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 143
Connecting the Camera to a Printer.....................................................................................................144
Printing Images One at a Time.................................................................................................................145
Printing Multiple Images.............................................................................................................................. 146
Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................149
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 149
c
Welcome Screen................................................................................................................................ 151
d
Time Zone and Date........................................................................................................................152
e Monitor Settings ................................................................................................................................ 155
f
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time) ................................................................................157
g Vibration Reduction ......................................................................................................................... 158
U
Motion Detection.............................................................................................................................. 159
h AF Assist................................................................................................................................................... 160
u
Digital Zoom ....................................................................................................................................... 160
i
Sound Settings.................................................................................................................................... 161
k
Auto Off ................................................................................................................................................... 162
l/m Format Memory/Format Card ................................................................................................... 163
n
Language................................................................................................................................................164
H
TV Settings ............................................................................................................................................ 164
V
Charge by Computer ...................................................................................................................... 165
d
Blink Warning....................................................................................................................................... 166
p
Reset All ................................................................................................................................................... 168
h
Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card)...................................171
r Firmware Version .............................................................................................................................. 172
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................173
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 173
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 175
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 175
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................176
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 176
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................177
File and Folder Names..................................................................................................................... 178
Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 179
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 184
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 192
Supported Standards .....................................................................................................................................196
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 197
x
Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S6100 digital camera. This
manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital
camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who
use the product will read it.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
B
This icon marks cautions,
information that should be read
before use, to prevent damage to
the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
C
This icon marks notes, information
that should be read before using
the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available elsewhere
in this manual.
Notations
• Secure Digital (SD) memory card, SDHC memory card, and SDXC memory card
are referred to as “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so
that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual display.
C
Internal Memory and Memory Cards
Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable
memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and
delete, playback and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the memory card. The
memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or accessed for
picture storage, deletion, or viewing.
1
Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the site below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery charger, batteries, Charging AC
Adapter, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are
engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal could interfere with normal operation of the
camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or
Holographic seal:
leaking.
Identifies this device as an
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local
authentic Nikon product.
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.
About the Manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the
Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
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Information and Precautions
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Introduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means
of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.” The copying or reproduction
of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless
the prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused
postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited. The copying or
reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is
prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies
and private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies and photographs is governed by national and
international copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to
infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or builtin camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes
be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially
resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the welcome screen (A 151). Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage
to property when physically destroying data storage devices.
3
Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
1 2
3
4
Introduction
Under the
connector cover
13
12
5
6
11
10
7
9
8
Lens cover closed
4
1
Shutter-release button.............................. 30
7
Lens......................................................... 175, 192
8
Lens cover...................................................... 173
2
Zoom control.................................................. 29
f : wide-angle ....................................... 29
g : telephoto .......................................... 29
h : thumbnail playback ................... 83
i : playback zoom .............................. 85
9
Power connector cover (for
connection with an optional AC
Adapter) .......................................................... 176
3
Power switch/power-on lamp
...................................................................... 26, 162
4
Built-in microphone (stereo)....111, 128
12 HDMI mini connector (Type C) ......... 135
5
Flash...................................................................... 34
13
6
Self-timer lamp .............................................. 37
AF-assist illuminator................................. 160
10 Eyelet for camera strap ................................7
11 Connector cover ...................134, 138, 144
USB/audio/video output connector
..........................................................134, 138, 144
Parts of the Camera
Introduction
11
1
10
2
3
4
9
5
8
7 6
1
b (e movie-record) button....... 6, 128
6
Battery latch.............................................16, 17
2
Charge lamp......................................... 19, 165
Flash lamp......................................................... 35
7
Battery chamber............................................16
8
Memory card slot..........................................24
9
Tripod socket
3
A (shooting mode) button.............6, 41
4
c (playback) button ................... 6, 32, 87
5
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ................... 16, 24
10 Monitor/touch panel..................................10
11 Speaker ................................................. 112, 133
5
Basic Operations
The A (Shooting Mode) Button
Introduction
• Press the A button in playback mode to enter
shooting mode.
• Press the A button in shooting mode to display
the shooting-mode selection menu and switch
shooting modes (A 41).
The c (Playback) Button
• Press the c button in shooting mode to enter
playback mode.
• Press the c button in playback mode to display
the playback-mode selection menu and switch
playback modes (A 87).
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c
button to turn the camera on in playback mode.
The b (e Movie-record) Button
• Press the b (e movie-record) button in shooting
mode to start movie recording (A 128). Press the
b (e movie-record) button again to stop movie
recording.
• Press the b (e movie-record) button in playback
mode to enter shooting mode.
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Basic Operations
Shutter-release Button
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to set
focus and exposure
Introduction
The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and
exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel
resistance. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, focus and
exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) are set. Focus and exposure remain
locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
While the shutter-release button is held in this position, release the shutter and
take a picture by pressing the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. Do
not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may result in
camera shake and blurred images.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down to take a picture
Attaching the Camera Strap
7
Operating the Touch Panel
The monitor on the COOLPIX S6100 is a touch panel display. Use a finger or the
supplied stylus to operate the touch panel.
Introduction
Tapping
Tap the touch panel.
Use this operation to:
Select icons or other controls
Select images in thumbnail playback mode (A 83)
Perform touch shutter (A 47), subject tracking
(A 50), or touch AF/AE (A 52) operations
Drag the tab to display the setting controls during
shooting or playback (A 14)
Dragging
Drag your finger across the touch panel and
remove it from the touch panel.
Use this operation to:
Scroll through images in full-frame playback mode
(A 32)
Move the visible portion of an image enlarged with
playback zoom (A 85)
Use sliders to adjust exposure compensation (A 40) or other settings
Dragging and Dropping
Place your finger on the touch panel, drag it to
the desired location (1), and remove it from
the touch panel (2).
Use this operation to:
Apply the rating setting (A 101)
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Operating the Touch Panel
Using the Stylus
Introduction
Use the stylus for operations that require more
precision than using a finger, such as when using
the draw option (A 72) or the paint option
(A 116).
Attaching the Stylus
Attach the stylus to the strap as shown.
B
Notes on the Touch Panel
• Do not press on the touch panel with pointed objects other than the supplied stylus.
• Do not apply unnecessary pressure to the touch panel.
B
Notes on Tapping/Dragging
• When tapping, the camera may not respond if your finger is left in one place too long.
• When dragging, the camera may not respond if you do any of the following:
- Bounce your finger off the display
- Drag your finger over too short a distance
- Stroke the display too lightly
- Move your finger too quickly
• When tapping the touch panel, the camera may not respond properly if something else is
touching another area of the touch panel.
B
Notes on the Stylus
• Keep the stylus out of reach of small children.
• Do not carry the camera by the stylus. The stylus may slip off the strap and the camera may fall.
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Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations
Shooting (Information Display)
Introduction
Displayed information on the monitor varies depending on the camera settings or
status.
4
5
12 3
67 89
10
19
11
12
13
3
1/ 250 F3.7
18
17
1
Shooting mode1 ........................... 26, 59, 76
2
Macro mode.................................................... 39
3
Zoom indicator...................................... 29, 39
4
Focus indicator .............................................. 30
5
AE/AF-L indicator ......................................... 75
6
O
“Date not set” indicator..................... 179
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14
16
3
50
1 00
1 00
a
b
11 Focus area (center)
12
Focus area
(face detection, pet detection) ....30, 76
13 Focus area (touch AF/AE)........................52
14 Focus area (subject tracking mode)....50
15
a Number of exposures remaining
(still images)2 .............................................26
b Movie length........................................... 128
Print date indicator .............................. 157
16 Internal memory indicator......................27
7
Travel destination icon .......................... 152
17 Aperture .............................................................30
8
Motion detection ...................................... 159
18 Shutter speed .................................................30
9
Vibration reduction icon....................... 158
19 Battery level indicator................................26
10 Focus area (auto) .......................................... 30
1
2
10
Indicators displayed vary with current shooting mode.
Indicator is displayed when there are 50 or fewer exposures remaining.
Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations
Shooting (Operation Controls)
Introduction
Tap the following controls to change settings.
• Tap the tab to display the setting controls and shooting settings can be
changed (A 14).
• The controls available and indicators displayed vary with shooting mode and
the current camera settings.
1
2
4
3
1
Tab......................................................................... 14
3
Setting controls .............................................15
2
Scene effect adjustment slider ............ 61
4
Touch AF/AE cancellation.......................52
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Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations
Playback (Information Display)
Introduction
The following monitor display shows information for the image currently
displayed and camera status.
• The displayed information varies depending on the image played back and the
current camera status.
• Indicators below are displayed when turning on the camera or operating the
camera, and turn off after a few seconds elapse (A 155).
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8
9
3
11
1
Playback mode1 .....................32, 88, 95, 98
2
File number and type ............................. 178
3
Date/time of recording............................. 22
4
10
3
3/ 3
9999 / 9999
1 00
1 00
a
b
8
a Quick retouch icon .......................... 118
c D-Lighting icon .................................. 119
j Glamour retouch icon ................... 124
i Filter effects icon............................... 122
d Paint icon ............................................... 115
r Stretch icon .......................................... 120
q Perspective control icon............... 121
a Crop icon ............................................... 127
p Voice memo icon.............................. 112
C Small picture icon............................. 126
a Current frame number/
total number of frames .......................32
b Movie length........................................... 133
Image mode2 ............................................. 45
Movie options2 ....................................... 130
5
Print order icon........................................... 106
6
Protect icon................................................... 104
9
7
Album icon in
favorite pictures mode3 ........................... 90
Category icon in
auto sort mode3 ............................................ 95
10 Internal memory indicator......................27
11 Rating indicator .......................................... 101
12 Battery level indicator................................26
1
2
3
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Indicators displayed vary with current playback mode.
Indicators displayed vary depending on the setting for shooting.
The icon for the selected album or category in auto sort mode currently selected in
playback mode is displayed.
Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations
Playback (Operation Controls)
Introduction
Tap the following controls to change settings.
• Tap the tab to display the setting controls and delete or edit images (A 14).
• The controls available and indicators displayed vary with the image played back
and the current camera settings.
1
2
3
1
Movie playback........................................... 133
2
Tab......................................................................... 14
3
Setting controls .............................................15
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Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations
Operating the Tabs
Introduction
When in shooting or playback mode, use the setting controls to make shooting or
playback settings. Display the controls by tapping the tab at the bottom, left and
right sides of the monitor.
• Tap the icon of the desired item to display the setting screen for that item.
• Tap z (setup) in the setting controls to make the basic camera settings.
• When H or J is displayed on the setting screen, tap H to exit the setting
screen. Tap J to return to the previous screen.
• Tap the tab again to hide the setting controls.
Tap the tab to display the
icons of settings that can
be changed in the
current mode.
3
Tap an icon to display the
setting screen of that
item.
Tap the tab again to hide
the setting controls.
Tap z to display the
setup menu.
Tap an icon to apply the
setting of that item.
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Image mode
4608×3456
Return to the previous
screen.
Main Display of the Monitor/Touch Panel and Basic Operations
Shooting
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m
n
p
o
2
A Image mode ...........................................45
Touch shooting
q Touch shutter ...................................47
s Subject tracking ..............................50
r Touch AF/AE .....................................52
E ISO sensitivity .........................................55
C Continuous..............................................56
w White balance........................................57
D Movie options..................................... 130
nMovie AF mode ................................. 131
Y Wind noise reduction..................... 132
3
z Set up ....................................................... 149
1
2
3
Flash mode ..............................................34
Self-timer...................................................37
Macro mode ...........................................39
Exposure compensation .................40
Introduction
Shooting settings can be made.
• The available setting items vary depending on the shooting mode (A 41).
• Each icon also indicates the current setting.
Playback
Images can be edited and deleted, and playback settings can be made.
• The available setting items vary depending on the type of image or playback
mode.
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4
3
2
1
0
1
Rating................................................................ 101
2
h Add images to albums (except in
favorite pictures mode) ...................88
Remove images from albums (in
favorite pictures mode) ...................91
c Delete..........................................................33
b Slide show ............................................. 102
d Protect ..................................................... 104
a DPOF print order............................... 106
U Paint .......................................................... 115
M Retouch................................................... 113
E Voice memo......................................... 111
3
z Set up ....................................................... 149
1
2
3
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery
Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied) into the camera.
• Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low
(A 18).
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
2
Insert the battery.
First Steps
1
Battery chamber
Use the battery to push up the
orange battery latch in the direction
indicated by the arrow (1) and fully
insert the battery (2).
When the battery is fully inserted, the
battery latch will lock it in place.
B
Inserting the Battery
Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could damage the camera. Be sure to
check that the battery is in the correct orientation.
3
16
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
B
First Steps
Turn the camera off (A 21) and be sure that the
power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery
latch in the direction indicated by the arrow (1). The
battery can then be removed by hand (2).
• Note that the camera, battery, and memory card
may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing the battery.
Notes on the Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery”
(A 174), before using the battery.
• If the battery is not used for an extended period, recharge it at least once every six months and
completely exhaust it before returning it to storage.
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Charging the Battery
Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 inserted into the
camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-69P to the camera
via the supplied USB Cable UC-E6, and then plugging the Charging AC Adapter
into an electrical outlet.
1
Prepare the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P.
First Steps
If a plug adapter* is included, attach the plug adapter to the plug on
the Charging AC Adapter. Push the plug adapter firmly until it is
securely held in place. Once the two are connected, attempting to
forcibly remove the plug adapter could damage the product.
* The shape of the plug adapter varies according to the country or
region in which the camera was purchased.
The Charging AC Adapter comes with the plug adapter attached
in Argentina and Korea.
2
Insert the battery (A 16).
Do not turn the camera on.
3
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Charging AC Adapter to the
camera.
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.
USB cable
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Charging the Battery
4
Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an
electrical outlet.
The charge lamp slowly blinks green to indicate that the
battery is charging.
First Steps
About 3 hours and 20 minutes are required to charge a
fully exhausted battery.
The following chart explains charge lamp
status when the camera is plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Charge lamp
Description
Blinks slowly (green) Battery charging.
5
Off
Battery not charging. When charging is complete, the charge
lamp stops blinking green and turns off.
Flickers (green)
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge
the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to
35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F).
• The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly
connected, or there is a problem with the battery.
Disconnect the USB cable or unplug the Charging AC
Adapter and correctly connect it again, or change the
battery.
Disconnect the Charging AC Adapter from the electrical outlet and
then disconnect the USB cable.
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Charging the Battery
B
Notes on Charging AC Adapter
First Steps
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for use only with compatible devices. Do not use with another
make or model of device.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P on page iii and the
section, “The Battery” (A 174), before use.
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets.
When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (available commercially) as necessary. For more
information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for charging the battery inserted into the camera. When the
camera is connected to an electrical outlet with the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, the camera
cannot be turned on.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of USB-AC adapter other than the
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in
damage to the camera.
C
Notes on AC Power Supply
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately; A 176) is used, power is supplied to the camera
from an electrical outlet and taking pictures and playing back images are available with this
camera.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than the AC
Adapter EH-62F. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the
camera.
D
Charging Using Computer or Battery Charger
• Connecting the COOLPIX S6100 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ENEL12 (A 137, 165).
• The Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 can be charged without using the camera by using the
Battery Charger MH-65 (available separately; A 176).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
To turn on the camera, press the power switch. The
power-on lamp (green) will light and 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 again.
When the camera is turned off, both the power-on lamp and monitor will turn off.
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in
playback mode (A 32).
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
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 blink. If no operations are performed for another three minutes,
the camera will turn off automatically.
To reactivate the monitor while the power on lamp is blinking, press any of the following buttons:
- Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button or b (e movie-record) button
• Camera enters standby mode in about a minute (default setting) during shooting or playback
mode.
• The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the
Auto off option (A 162) in the setup menu (A 149).
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Setting Display Language, Date and Time
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light and the monitor will
turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when the monitor
turns on).
First Steps
2
Tap the desired language.
If the desired language is not displayed, tap B or C to
view other language options.
For more information about operating the touch panel,
see “Operating the Touch Panel” (A 8).
Language
Čeština
Dansk
Deutsch
English
Español
Ελληνικά
Français
Indonesia
.
3
Tap Yes.
To cancel setting the time zone and date, tap No.
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
4
Tap E or F to select your home time zone
(A 154) and tap I.
Tap J to return to the previous screen.
D
Home time zone
London
Casablanca
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, tap p in the time zone selection
screen displayed in step 4 to turn on the daylight saving time
option.
When the daylight saving time option is enabled, W is displayed at
the top of the monitor. To turn off the daylight saving time option,
tap p again.
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No
Home time zone
London
Casablanca
Setting Display Language, Date and Time
5
Tap the order in which the day, month, and
year are displayed.
Date format
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Edit the date and time.
Date and time
Tap the desired item (D, M, Y, Hour, and Minute) and A
or B to edit the highlighted item.
DMY
01
7
Tap I.
01
2011 00 : 00
Date and time
When settings are finished, the lens extends and the
camera switches to shooting mode.
DMY
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C
First Steps
6
05
2011 14 : 30
Imprinting and Changing the Date and Time
• To imprint the date on images when shooting, enable date imprint from the Print date option
(A 157) in the setup menu (A 149) after the date and time have been set.
• To change the date and time settings of the camera clock, select Time zone and date (A 152)
in the setup menu (A 149).
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Inserting Memory Cards
First Steps
Image, sound, and movie files are saved in the camera’s internal memory
(approximately 20 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
(available commercially; A 177).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically saved on
the memory card and data saved to the memory card can be played back,
deleted or transferred. Remove the memory card to save data in the internal
memory, or play back, delete or transfer data from the internal memory.
1
Be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the cover.
2
Insert the memory card.
Memory card slot
Slide the memory card in correctly until it
clicks into place.
B
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards could damage the camera or the
memory card. Be sure to check that the memory card is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing Memory Cards
Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off
and confirm that the power-on lamp and monitor are
off. Press the card in (1) to partially eject the card, then
remove the card by hand while being careful not to
remove the card at an angle (2).
• Note that the camera, battery, and memory card
may become hot during use; observe due caution
when removing the memory card.
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Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting Memory Cards
B
The Write Protect Switch
When memory card’s switch is in the “lock” position, data
cannot be written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If the
switch is in the “lock” position, unlock it by sliding the switch
to the “write” position to save or delete images, or to format
the memory card.
B
First Steps
If the message on the right is displayed when the camera is turned
on, the memory card must be formatted before use (A 163). Note
that formatting permanently deletes all images and other data
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any images you
wish to keep before formatting the memory card.
Tap Yes to format. When the confirmation dialog is displayed, tap
Yes
No
Yes. To start formatting, tap OK.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover until formatting is complete.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time
they are inserted into the COOLPIX S6100 (A 163).
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the
memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:
- Take out the battery or memory card
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shock.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to humidity, dust, or corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
This section describes taking pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-and
shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The lens extends and the monitor will turn on.
A (auto) mode is initially activated at the time of
purchase. Proceed to step 4.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Press the A button.
3
Tap A in the monitor.
Shooting mode
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
charge or replace the battery.
N
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures.
Charge or replace the battery.
3
Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
Indicator is displayed when there are 50 or fewer exposures remaining.
The number of images that can be saved varies depending on the capacity of the
internal memory or memory card and image mode setting (A 45).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Motion detection icon
The effects of the subject
movement and camera
shake are reduced.
3
Internal memory indicator
Indicates that images will be saved in the camera’s internal memory (approximately
20 MB).
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C does not appear and images will be
saved on the memory card.
When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power (the power-on
lamp is blinking) (A 162), press the following buttons to turn it back on.
- Power switch, shutter-release button, A button or b (e movie-record)
button
B
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Vibration reduction
indicator
The effects of camera
shake are reduced.
Shooting mode
A displayed in A (auto)
mode.
Note on Touch Shutter
At the default setting, the shutter can be released by simply tapping a subject in the monitor
(A 47). Take care that you do not release the shutter accidently.
D
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• When the camera is pointed at a human face, the face detection function, with which the camera
automatically detects that face and focuses on it, activates (A 30).
• Shooting settings (A 44) can be changed by tapping the left or bottom tab to display the setting
controls.
D
Vibration Reduction and Motion Detection
See Vibration reduction (A 158) or Motion detection (A 159) in the setup menu (A 149) for
more information.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
1
Ready the camera.
Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping your
fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, AFassist illuminator, and built-in microphone.
When taking pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation, turn
the camera so that the built-in flash is above the lens.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
A face detected by the camera will be framed by a yellow
double border (focus area).
Up to 12 faces can be detected. If more than one face is
detected, the face closest to the camera will be framed by
a double border, and the others by a single border.
3
When taking pictures of subjects other than people, or
framing a subject with which no face is detected, a focus area will not be displayed.
Frame the picture so that the intended subject is at or near the center of the frame.
B
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Frame the picture.
Notes on Tripod Use
• When attaching the camera to a tripod, be careful not to open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover and tighten the tripod screw.
• Set Vibration reduction (A 158) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Zoom out
Optical
zoom
Zoom in
Digital
zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating
and holding the zoom control at g triggers digital zoom.
Digital zoom can magnify the subject up to about 4× beyond the maximum
magnification of the optical zoom.
Maximum
optical zoom
Digital zoom
enabled
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate
the zoom control toward g to zoom in, increasing the
size of the subject. Rotate the zoom control toward f
to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the frame.
• The zoom position is set at the maximum wideangle position when the camera is turned on.
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the
monitor when the zoom control is rotated.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not displayed
when digital zoom is in effect.
C
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 image quality according to the image mode (A 45) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still images. When zoom is
increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to
indicate that interpolation is being applied. The position of V moves to the right as image size
decreases, allowing for confirmation of the zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation
is possible at the current image mode setting.
Small image size
• Digital zoom can be disabled from the Digital zoom option (A 160) in the setup menu
(A 149).
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
(A 7), the camera sets focus and exposure (shutter
speed and aperture value).
Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
When a face is detected, it is framed by the double
border indicating the active focus area. When the subject
is in focus, the double border turns green.
1/ 250 F3.7
Shutter speed Aperture
If the camera does not detect any faces, the camera
selects the focus areas (up to nine areas) containing the
subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area that is selected is displayed in green.
1/ 250 F3.7
Shutter speed Aperture
When digital zoom is used, the focus area is not displayed
and the camera focuses at the center of the frame. Once
focus has been acquired, the focus indicator will glow
green.
Focus indicator
If the focus area or the focus indicator blinks red when
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera is unable to focus. Modify the
composition and press the shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down.
The shutter is released and the image will be saved to the
memory card or internal memory.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
During Saving
While images are being saved, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while images are being saved. Cutting power or
removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the
camera or card.
B
Autofocus
B
Note on Face detection
See “Notes on the Face Detection Function” (A 42) for more information.
B
When the Subject Is Close to the Camera
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows green.
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the subject
makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject, wearing a white shirt, is
standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Regular geometric patterns (e.g. window blind or windows in a skyscraper)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or focus on another subject (A 54). When focusing on another subject, be sure that the
alternate subject is at the same distance from the camera as the intended subject while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
If the camera cannot focus, try shooting with macro mode (A 39) or the Close-up scene mode
(A 68).
C
Touch Shutter
At the default setting, the shutter can be released by simply tapping a subject in the monitor
(A 47) without pressing the shutter-release button. The Touch shutter option can be changed to
the Touch AF/AE option, which allows the camera to set the focus and exposure on the subject
that is tapped on the monitor. When using the Touch AF/AE option, the picture is taken by pressing
the shutter-release button (A 52).
C
AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A 160) may light when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, or the flash (A 34) may fire when the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way down.
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Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)
Press the c (playback) button.
b (e movie-record) button
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3
A (shooting mode) button
c (playback) button
3
Internal memory indicator
The last image captured will be displayed in full-frame playback mode.
Drag the current image left or right to display the previous or next image. Drag your finger
quickly across half of the monitor or more to skip past the previous or subsequent five images.
Tap the monitor to stop at an image as it slides past.
Display the previous image
Display the next image
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3
3
3
3
Images may be displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory card or
internal memory.
Press the A button, b (e movie-record) button, or shutter-release button to switch to
shooting mode.
When playing back images saved in the camera’s internal memory, C is displayed. When a
memory card is inserted in the camera, C is not displayed and images saved on the memory
card are played back.
C
When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
When the power-on lamp is blinking, press the power switch, shutter-release button, c button, or
b (e movie-record) button to turn the monitor back on (A 162).
C
Operations Available in Playback Mode
See “More on Playback” (A 82) or “Editing Images” (A 113) for more information.
C
Pressing the c Button to Turn On the Camera
When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in playback mode. The
lens will not extend.
C
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Viewing Images
Images captured using face detection (A 42) or pet detection (A 71) function will be rotated and displayed
automatically according to the orientation of the faces detected, in full-frame playback mode (except images
captured using Subject tracking (A 50), Continuous, BSS, and Multi-shot 16; A 56, 71).
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images
Deleting Unwanted Images
Play back an image to be deleted, tap the
bottom tab to display the setting controls
(A 14), and tap c.
2
Tap the desired delete option.
Current image: Delete the currently displayed full-frame
image or movie (A 133).
Erase selected images: Select multiple images and
delete them. See “Operating the Erase Selected Images
Screen” for more information.
All images: Delete all images.
Select either Erase selected images or All images
when performing step 1 in thumbnail playback mode (A 83).
3
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
Tap Yes on the delete confirmation dialog.
Deleted images cannot be recovered.
To exit without deleting the image, tap J or No.
Delete
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
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Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Tap an image to display y.
Erase selected images
To deselect the image, tap the image again and y will
be hidden.
Tap B or C to display previous or next page.
Tap n or o, or rotate the zoom control to g or f to
change the number of images displayed.
2
Display y to all images to delete and tap I to apply the selection.
The confirmation screen is displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions for more
operations.
B
Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, images cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer before
deleting them.
• Protected images cannot be deleted (A 104).
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m Flash Mode
Flash mode can be selected to suit the shooting conditions. When ISO sensitivity
is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5-4.5 m (1 ft. 8 in.-14 ft.) at the maximum
wide-angle zoom position and a range of 1.1-2.4 m (3 ft. 8 in.-7 ft. 10 in.) at the
maximum telephoto zoom position.
a
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
b
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduce “red-eye” in portraits (A 36).
c
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
X
Fill flash
Flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and
backlit subjects.
d
Slow sync
a (auto) is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture
background at night or under dim lighting.
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Tap the left tab to display the setting controls
(A 14) and tap the flash mode icon.
2
Tap the desired flash mode icon.
Tap J to return to the previous screen.
To hide the setting controls after applying the setting, tap
the tab again.
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Flash mode
Auto
Using the Basic Shooting Functions
B
Shooting When the Flash is Disabled (c) or Lighting is Dim
• Use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 158) to Off in the setup menu
(A 149) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
• The noise reduction function may be activated with some shooting conditions such as dim
lighting. More time than usual is required to save images to which noise reduction is applied.
B
Note on Using the Flash
When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in images.
To reduce these reflections, set the flash to c (off).
The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
• On: Flash will fire when a picture is taken.
• Blinks: Flash charging. Wait a few seconds and try
again.
• Off: Flash will not fire when a picture is taken.
If the battery is low, the monitor display will turn off, and
remain off, until the flash is fully charged.
C
The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode (A 41).
• A (auto) mode: a (auto)
• Scene: varies with the selected scene mode (A 60)
• F (smart portrait): fixed at a (auto) when Off is selected for Blink proof; c (off) when On is
selected for Blink proof (A 79)
• There are functions with which the flash cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
• 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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C
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Using the Basic Shooting Functions
C
Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”).
If the camera detects red-eye when a picture is taken, the affected area is processed to reduce redeye before the image is saved.
Note the following when shooting:
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.
• In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by red-eye reduction
processing; in these cases, choose another flash mode and try again.
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Using the Basic Shooting Functions
n Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
The camera is equipped with a ten-second and two-second timer for self-portraits.
This feature is useful for reducing the effects of camera shake that occurs when
pressing the shutter-release button. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is
recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 158) to Off in the setup menu
(A 149) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
Tap the left tab to display the setting controls
(A 14) and tap the self-timer icon.
2
Tap 10s or 2s.
10s (ten seconds): Use on important occasions, such as
weddings
Self-timer
Off
2s (two seconds): Use to prevent camera shake
The mode selected for self-timer is displayed.
Tap J to return to the previous screen.
To hide the setting controls after applying the setting, tap the tab again.
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
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1
10S
Focus and exposure will be set.
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Using the Basic Shooting Functions
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
The self-timer starts, and the number of
seconds remaining before the shutter is
released is displayed in the monitor. The selftimer lamp blinks while the timer is counting
down. About one second before the shutter is
released, the lamp stops blinking and glows
steadily.
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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.
B
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Note on Self-timer
There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
Using the Basic Shooting Functions
p Macro Mode
Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.). Note
that the flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than
50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
Tap the left tab to display the setting controls
(A 14) and tap the macro mode icon.
2
Tap o.
Tap J to return to the previous screen.
Macro mode
On
To hide the setting controls after applying the setting, tap
the tab again.
3
Rotate the zoom control to the zoom position
at which F and the zoom indicator glow
green.
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1
The closest possible shooting distance may vary
according to the zoom position. In the zoom position
where the F icon and zoom indicator glow green (near
the G icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.) from the lens.
B
Note on Macro Mode Setting
There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
C
Autofocus
When taking still pictures in macro mode, the camera continuously adjusts the focus until the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. The sound of the camera focusing can be
heard.
C
The Macro Mode Setting
When using A (auto) mode, the macro mode setting is saved in the camera’s memory even if the
camera is turned off.
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o Changing the Brightness Using Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the
camera to make images brighter or darker.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
1
Tap the left tab to display the setting controls
(A 14) and tap the exposure compensation
icon.
2
Drag the slider to change the exposure
compensation value.
To make the image brighter, apply positive (+) exposure
compensation.
To make the image darker, apply negative (–) exposure
compensation.
2
-
1 0
-
1
+
2
+
Tap J to return to the previous screen.
3
Tap I.
Exposure compensation
To hide the setting controls after applying the setting, tap
the tab again.
To exit without setting the exposure compensation, set
the value to 0 and tap I.
C
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Exposure compensation
2
-
1 0
-
1
+
2
+
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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Selecting a Shooting Mode
Following shooting modes can be selected.
A Auto mode
A 26
Pictures can be taken with an automatic, point-and-shoot mode recommended for
first-time users of digital cameras. Pictures can be taken with the flash mode or macro
mode settings. Other settings can be made, such as the continuous setting or the
“subject tracking” option, which moves the active focus area to track the registered
subject.
C Scene mode
A 59
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene.
In scene auto selector mode, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene
mode for simpler shooting.
A 76
The camera uses the face detection function to detect human faces, and automatically
releases the shutter when a smile is detected. The skin softening option can be used to
make skin tones of human faces displayed smoothly.
1
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F Smart portrait mode
Press the A button in shooting
mode.
The shooting-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Tap the desired shooting mode icon.
The camera enters the selected shooting mode.
Shooting mode
Auto mode
To select a scene mode, first tap C (scene), and then tap
the icon of the desired scene mode (A 59).
To return to the current shooting mode without
switching shooting modes, press the A button or the
shutter-release button.
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Selecting a Shooting Mode
Face Detection
In the following shooting modes, when the camera is
pointed at a person’s face, the camera detects the face
and focuses on it. When more than one face is detected,
the face that is focused on is framed by a double border
indicating the active focus area, and faces outside of the
active focus area are framed by a single border.
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Shooting mode
Number of faces that
can be detected
Focus area (double border)
A (auto) mode (A 26)
Up to 12
The face closest to the camera
Scene auto selector, Portrait,
Night portrait scene mode
(A 59)
Up to 12
The face closest to the camera
Up to 3
The face closest to the center of
the frame
Smart portrait mode (A 76)
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in
A (auto) mode, the camera automatically selects one or more of the nine focus
areas containing the subject closest to the camera.
• When using Scene auto selector, the focus area varies depending on the
scene mode selected by the camera.
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in
the Portrait and Night portrait scene modes or in smart portrait mode, the
camera will focus on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Tap the face framed by a single border to change the focus area to that face
(A 47, 52)
• When using subject tracking (A 50), tap a face that was detected by the
camera and framed by a border to begin tracking that face
B
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Notes on the Face Detection Function
• The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• 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 cases, including those noted in “Autofocus” (A 31), autofocus may not perform as
expected, and the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border glows
green. Should this occur, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the
camera as the actual portrait subject (A 54).
Selecting a Shooting Mode
B
Viewing Images That Were Captured Using Face Detection
• Depending on the orientation of the face, images may be automatically rotated during playback
(except images captured with Subject tracking (A 50), Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16;
A 56).
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame playback mode to zoom in on the face detected at
the time of shooting (A 86) (except images captured with Subject tracking (A 50),
Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16; A 56).
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
In A (auto) mode, the camera settings indicated below can be adjusted by
tapping the tabs to display the setting controls.
• Each icon also indicates the current setting.
• Tap the icon of the desired item to display the setting screen for that item.
• Tap the tab again to hide the setting controls.
The settings applied in A (auto) mode are saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off (except for self-timer).
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2
3
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
3
12 11 10
.
1
2
1
m Flash mode1 ............................................ 34
7
E ISO sensitivity .........................................55
2
n Self-timer1 ................................................ 37
8
C Continuous..............................................56
3
p Macro mode2 ......................................... 39
9
w White balance........................................57
4
o
Exposure compensation1 ............... 40
10 Y Wind noise reduction..................... 132
5
A Image mode1 ......................................... 45
11 nMovie AF mode1 ............................... 131
12 D Movie options1 ................................... 130
6
Touch shooting
q Touch shutter1 .................................. 47
s Subject tracking ............................... 50
r Touch AF/AE1 .................................... 52
Available for some scene modes (A 59) and smart portrait mode (A 76)
Available for some scene modes (A 59)
C
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Camera Settings That Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some shooting settings cannot be used with other functions. See “Camera Settings That Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
A Image Mode (Changing Image Quality/Image Size)
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M Image mode
Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality
(compression) at which images are saved. Choose the image mode best suited to
the manner in which images will be used and the capacity of the internal memory
or memory card. The higher the image mode setting, the larger the size at which it
can be printed or displayed without appearing noticeably “grainy,” but limiting the
number of images that can be saved.
Size (pixels)
Q 4608×3456P
4608 × 3456
P 4608×3456
(default setting)
4608 × 3456
R 3264×2448
3264 × 2448
L 2592×1944
2592 × 1944
M 2048×1536
2048 × 1536
Smaller size than P, R, or L allows more images to
be saved. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
N 1024×768
1024 × 768
Suited to display on a computer monitor. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
O 640×480
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television with an
aspect ratio of 4:3, or distribution by e-mail. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
4608 × 2592
Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are saved. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
l 4608×2592
C
Description
Higher quality than P suitable for enlargements or
high-quality prints. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:4.
Best choice in most situations. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
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Option
Image Mode
• To change the image mode setting when using shooting modes other than A (auto) mode, tap
the bottom tab to display the setting controls and tap A.
• Change made to this setting applies to all shooting modes.
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
C
Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved in internal memory
and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that the number of images that can be saved will differ
depending on the composition of the image (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number
may vary depending on the make of memory card, even when the memory cards have the same
specified capacity.
Setting
Internal memory
(approx. 20 MB)
Memory card
(4 GB)
Print size* (cm/in.)
Q 4608×3456P
1
620
39 × 29/15 × 11.5
P 4608×3456
3
1060
39 × 29/15 × 11.5
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R 3264×2448
7
2050
28 × 21/11 × 8
L 2592×1944
12
3240
22 × 16/8.5 × 6.5
M 2048×1536
20
5120
17 × 13/7 × 5
N 1024×768
65
16400
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.5
O 640×480
108
24100
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
5
1380
39 × 22/15 × 8.5
l 4608×2592
* 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.
• The number of exposures remaining is displayed on the shooting screen when 50 or fewer remain
(A 26).
• If there are 10,000 or more images saved in the camera, “9999” is displayed on the playback screen
as the current frame number or total number of frames.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
q Touch Shutter (Tapping the Monitor to Release the
Shutter)
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M q/s/r Touch shooting
Pictures can be taken by simply tapping the monitor.
• Touch shutter is set by default. Proceed to step 2.
1
Tap the bottom tab, tap q/s/r (A 44),
and then tap q (touch shutter).
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Touch shooting
Touch shutter
2
Tap the desired subject to take a picture.
Do not use force when tapping the monitor as this may
cause slight movement of the camera, resulting in
blurred images.
When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on the
subject in the center of the frame.
3
The shutter-release button can also be used when the
touch shutter option is selected.
If X is displayed when the monitor is tapped, the
shutter cannot be released. Tap an area within X or a
border displayed when the camera detects a face.
3
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B
Notes on Touch Shutter
• When taking pictures with Continuous or BSS in Continuous setting (A 56) enabled, or in
Sports or Museum scene mode (A 59), use the shutter-release button to take pictures. Only
one image can be captured at a time using the touch shutter function.
• Prevent shooting with accidental tapping of the monitor in A (auto) mode and some scene
modes by changing the touch shooting setting to Touch AF/AE (A 52). At this setting, the
shutter is not released when the monitor is tapped.
• When shooting subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected, the subject may not
be in focus (A 31).
• When a subject displayed in the monitor is tapped with the self-timer (A 37) enabled, the
camera locks focus and releases the shutter after ten or two seconds.
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
C
Shooting Modes That Support Touch Shutter
The touch shutter can be used in A (auto) mode and other shooting modes. Touch shutter
operation differs according to the current shooting mode as follows.
Shooting mode
Touch shutter operation
A (auto) mode (A 26),
Sports, Party/indoor,
Beach, Snow, Close-up, Food,
Museum, Black and white
copy, and Backlighting scene
modes (A 59)
Tap the intended subject. Focus and exposure are set for the
area tapped. When the camera detects more than one face,
tap a face framed by a single border to set focus and exposure
for that face.
When a face is detected by the camera, it is framed by a
border. Tap a detected face to set the focus and exposure
on that face.
When no face is detected, the camera focuses at the area
tapped.
Portrait and Night portrait
scene modes (A 59)
Only a border displayed by the face detection function can be
selected. When the camera detects more than one face, tap a
face framed by a single border to set focus and exposure for
that face.
Landscape, Sunset,
Dusk/dawn, Night landscape,
Fireworks show, and
Panorama assist scene modes
(A 59)
Focus and exposure are set for the same focus area used
when pictures are taken by pressing the shutter-release
button. See “Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures
(Features)” (A 64) for more information.
Smart portrait mode (when
Smile timer is set to On)
(A 76)
Touch shutter cannot be enabled. When the camera detects
more than one face, tap a face framed by a single border to
move the focus area to that face.
Pet portrait scene mode
(A 59)
Tap the intended subject. Focus and exposure are set for the
area tapped.
However, if the camera detects a pet when pet portrait auto
release is set to On, the camera focuses on the detected face
and releases the shutter automatically.
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•
Scene auto selector scene
mode (A 59),
smart portrait mode (when
•
Smile timer is set to Off; A 76)
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s Subject Tracking (Focusing on a Moving Subject)
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M q/s/r Touch shooting
In A (auto) mode (A 26), the touch shooting setting can be changed from
Touch shutter (default setting) to Subject tracking. Use this option to take
pictures of moving subjects. Tap the subject on which the camera will focus. The
focus area will automatically move to track the subject.
1
Tap the bottom tab, tap q/s/r (A 44),
and then tap s (Subject tracking).
s (subject tracking) is enabled only in A (auto) mode.
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Touch shooting
Subject tracking
2
Register a subject.
Tap the desired tracking subject in the monitor.
- The subject is registered.
- When a face is detected by the camera, tap a face framed by
a border to register the face and begin tracking the subject.
If multiple faces were detected, all borders disappear except
3
for the border framing the registered face.
- When the subject registered is not a face, a yellow focus
area is displayed around that subject and the camera begins tracking the subject.
- When the border framing the subject glows red, the camera is unable to focus.
Change the composition and try again.
If the tapped area does not contain a subject that can be registered, X is displayed in
the monitor. Tap a subject within X.
Tap another subject to change a subject to follow.
To cancel the registration of the subject, tap a,
displayed at left in the monitor.
If the camera cannot track the registered subject
anymore, the focus area will disappear and the
registration will be canceled. Register the subject again.
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3
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
The camera focuses on the focus area when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. The focus area will
glow green and focus will be locked.
When the camera is unable to focus, the focus area will
blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again to
focus.
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If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area is not displayed, the
camera will focus on the subject at the center of the frame.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to release the shutter.
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B
Notes on Subject Tracking Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• The sound of the camera focusing can be heard when the subject tracking function is working.
• Adjust zoom position and apply shooting settings (A 44) before registering the subject. If these
settings are adjusted after the subject has been registered, subject registration will be canceled.
• It may be impossible to register the desired subject, or the camera may be unable to track the
registered subject or may begin tracking a different subject, if the subject is moving rapidly, if
there is a significant amount of camera shake, or if the camera detects a similar subject. The
camera’s ability to accurately track the registered subject is also dependent upon the size and
brightness of the subject.
• In some rare cases, subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected (A 31) may be
out of focus despite the fact that the focus area glows green. In this situation, focus on another
subject which is at the same distance from the camera as the intended subject while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway (A 54).
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
C
Touch Shooting Setting
Subject registration with subject tracking will be canceled when the camera is turned off.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
r Touch AF/AE (Tapping the Monitor to Focus)
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M q/s/r Touch shooting
The touch shooting setting can be changed from Touch shutter (default setting)
to Touch AF/AE.
Tap a subject in the monitor to select the area at which the camera focuses. Press
the shutter-release button halfway to lock focus and exposure for the area tapped,
and press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.
1
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Tap the bottom tab, tap q/s/r (A 44),
and then tap r (touch AF/AE).
Touch shooting
Touch AF/AE
2
Tap the subject at which the camera focuses.
u or a double border will be displayed at the area tapped.
When digital zoom is applied, the focus area cannot be
selected.
To cancel the focus area selection, tap a displayed at left
in the monitor.
3
If a position at which focus cannot be acquired is tapped,
X will be displayed in the monitor. Tap another
position inside X.
3
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3
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to acquire focus
and exposure and press it all the way down to release the
shutter.
B
Note on Touch AF/AE
When shooting subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected, the subject may not
be in focus (A 31).
C
Shooting Modes That Enable Touch AF/AE Function
Shooting mode
A (auto) mode (A 26),
Sports, Party/indoor, Beach,
Snow, Close-up, Food,
Museum, Black and white
copy, and Backlighting scene
modes (A 59)
Touch AF/AE operation
Focus and exposure are set for the area tapped.
•
Scene auto selector scene
mode (A 59),
smart portrait mode (when
Smile timer is set to Off; A 76) •
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Touch AF/AE can be used in A (auto) mode and other shooting modes. Touch AF/AE operation
differs according to the current shooting mode as follows.
When the camera detects a face, only a face framed by a
border can be selected. When the camera detects more
than one face, tap a face framed by a single border to move
the focus area to that face.
When no face is detected, the camera focuses at the area
tapped.
Portrait and Night portrait
scene modes (A 59), smart
portrait mode (when Smile
timer is set to On; A 76)
Only a border displayed by the face detection function can be
selected. When the camera detects more than one face, tap a
face framed by a single border to move the focus area to that
face.
Landscape, Sunset,
Dusk/dawn, Night landscape,
Fireworks show, and
Panorama assist scene modes
(A 59)
The focus area cannot be changed.
Pet portrait scene mode
(A 59)
When pet portrait auto release (A 71) is set to Off, touch
shutter (default setting) and touch AF/AE can be selected.
When touch AF/AE is selected, focus and exposure are set for
the area tapped. However, if the camera detects a pet when
pet portrait auto release is set to On with touch AF/AE still
selected, the camera focuses on the detected face and
releases the shutter automatically.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
D
Taking Pictures of Subjects with Which Autofocus may not Perform as
Expected
When taking pictures of subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected (A 31), try
pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several times, or try the following techniques.
1 Switch to A (auto) mode and select Touch AF/AE for the
Touch shooting
Touch AF/AE
touch shooting setting.
2 Tap another subject that is as far from the camera as the
desired subject.
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3 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• The camera focuses on the subject and the focus area
glows green.
• Exposure is locked for the subject on which focus is
acquired when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
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4 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.
5 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
take the picture.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
E ISO Sensitivity
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M E ISO sensitivity
s
Auto (default setting)
Sensitivity is ISO 80 under normal conditions; when lighting is poor, the camera
compensates by raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600.
U
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The higher the sensitivity, the less light is needed to expose an image, allowing
capturing darker subjects.
Also, a higher sensitivity allows higher shutter speeds, resulting in the image with
less camera shake and subject blur in comparison to the same subject taken under
the same brightness.
• Although high ISO sensitivity settings are suited to images of subjects captured
under dim lighting, those captured without flash, or those captured at
telephoto setting, high sensitivity settings are often associated with “noise”randomly spaced, brightly colored pixels- concentrated in dark portions of
images.
Fixed range auto
Choose the range in which the camera automatically adjusts ISO sensitivity, from
ISO 80-400 or ISO 80-800. The camera will not increase sensitivity beyond the
maximum value in the selected range. Set the maximum value for ISO sensitivity for
effective control over the amount of “grain” that appears in images.
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Sensitivity is locked at the specified value.
B
Notes on ISO Sensitivity
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
• When the ISO sensitivity setting is set to any option other than Auto, Motion detection (A 159)
is disabled.
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
C Continuous
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M C Continuous
Enable continuous shooting or BSS (best shot selector).
U
Single (default setting)
One image is captured each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
V
Continuous
While the shutter-release button is held down, about two images are captured at a rate
of up to about 1.2 frames per second (at an image mode setting of P 4608×3456).
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BSS (Best Shot Selector)
The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting with the flash off or the
camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which inadvertent motion can result in
blurred images. When BSS is on, the camera shoots up to ten images while the
shutter-release button is held down. The sharpest image in the series is
automatically selected and saved.
W
Multi-shot 16
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 saved at an image mode setting of L (image size:
2560 × 1920 pixels). This setting cannot be changed.
Digital zoom is not available.
B
Notes on Continuous Shooting
• When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is selected, the flash is disabled. 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.
• There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
B
Note on BSS
BSS is effective when taking pictures of still subjects. BSS may not produce the desired results if the
subject moves or the composition changes while the shutter-release button is held down.
B
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Note on Multi-shot 16
Smear (A 175) 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.
Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
w White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
A (auto) M Tap the bottom tab M w White balance
s
Auto (default setting)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
b
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The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source.
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is
known as “white balance.” For natural colors, choose a white balance setting that
matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto, can
be used under most types of lighting, the white balance setting suited to a
particular light source can be specified manually to achieve more accurate results.
Preset manual
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual
lighting conditions. See “Preset Manual” (A 58) for more information.
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.
B
Note on White Balance
At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (c) (A 34).
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Adjusting the A (Auto) Mode setting
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).
Follow the procedure below to measure the white balance value according to the
light source when shooting.
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1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Tap the bottom tab to display the setting
controls (A 14) and tap w.
3
Tap b.
The camera zooms in to the position for measuring white
balance.
4
Frame the reference object in the measuring
window.
To apply the most recently measured value for preset
manual, tap Cancel.
White balance
Preset manual
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Measuring window
5
Tap Measure to measure a value for preset
manual.
The shutter is released and the new white balance value
is set. No image is saved.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
B
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Note on Preset Manual
A value for flash lighting cannot be measured with Preset manual. When shooting using the flash,
set White balance to Auto or Flash.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The
following scene modes are available.
d Scene auto selector b Portrait
c Landscape
d Sports
e Night portrait
f Party/indoor Z Beach
z Snow
h Sunset
i Dusk/dawn
j Night landscape k Close-up
u Food
l Museum
m Fireworks show
n Black and white copy A Draw
o Backlighting p Panorama assist O Pet portrait
Selecting a Scene Mode
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode and tap C.
Shooting mode
Scene
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The scene mode selection screen is
displayed.
2
Tap the desired scene icon.
Beach
The display changes to that for the selected scene mode.
For more information about features of scene modes, see
page 64.
3
Frame the subject and take a
picture.
The degree of effects can be adjusted with
the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61)
depending on the scene mode.
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Displaying the Description of Each Scene Mode (Help)
In the scene selection screen (step 2), if u is tapped the help
selection screen is displayed. Tap a scene icon to display a
description of the features of that mode. Tap J to return to the
help selection screen.
• In the help selection screen, tap J to return to the monitor
display shown in step 2.
Help selection
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C
Shooting Settings in Scene Mode
The shooting settings for each scene mode are shown below.
Flash mode
(A 34)
a1
Off2
-3
02
q2
b2
Off2
Off
02
q2
c
c
Off2
Off
02
q
d
c
Off
Off
02
q2
Off
0
2
q2
2
q2
b
4
f
b
2, 5
Off
0
Z
a2
Off2
Off
02
q2
z
a2
Off2
Off
02
q2
h
c2
Off2
Off
02
q
i
c
Off2
Off
02
q
j
c
Off2
Off
02
q
k
a2
Off2
On
02
q2
c
Off2
On
02
q2
c
2
Off
Off
2
q2
m
c
Off
Off
0
q
n
c2
Off2
Off2
02
q2
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l
2
Off
2
Off
2
0
A
-
-
-
-
-
o
X
Off2
Off
02
q2
p
c2
Off2
Off2
02
q
2
02
q7
O
c
6
-
Off
The camera automatically selects the optimum flash mode setting for the scene mode it
has selected (A 63). Can be changed to c (off).
The default setting can be changed by tapping the tabs to display the setting controls.
The setting changes to macro mode when the camera selects close-up scene mode (A 63).
The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with slow sync with red-eye reduction.
The setting may change to slow sync with red-eye reduction.
Self-timer is not available. Pet portrait auto release can be set to On or Off (A 71).
When pet portrait auto release (A 71) is set to Off, touch shutter (default setting) and
touch AF/AE can be selected.
C
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Touch shooting
(A 47, 52)
b
u
2
3
4
5
6
7
Exposure
compensation
(A 40)
Macro mode
(A 39)
d
e
1
Self-timer
(A 37)
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size) Setting
The image mode (A 45) setting previously specified in other shooting modes applies. To change the
image mode setting in scene mode, tap the bottom tab to display the setting controls and tap A.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Adjusting Scene Effect
The scene effect adjustment slider is displayed in the
scene modes listed below. Tap or drag the scene effect
adjustment slider to adjust the degree of effect to be
applied to images captured in the selected scene
mode.
3
Scene effect adjustment
slider
Brighter
Darker
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b Portrait, e Night portrait,
Z Beach, z Snow,
j Night landscape, o Backlighting
More red
u Food
More blue
More vivid
c Landscape, k Close-up
Less vivid
More red
h Sunset, i Dusk/dawn
More blue
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Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera
(Scene Auto Selector)
By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects one of the following
scene modes for simpler shooting.
• d: Auto (general shooting)
• e: Portrait
• f: Landscape
• h: Night portrait
• g: Night landscape
• i: Close-up
• j: Backlighting
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Press the A button in shooting
mode and tap C.
Shooting mode
Scene
The scene mode selection screen is
displayed.
2
Tap d (scene auto selector) scene mode
(A 59).
Scene auto selector
The camera enters scene auto selector scene mode.
3
Frame the subject and take a picture.
The shooting mode icon changes to that for the scene
mode currently enabled.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and
exposure. When the subject is in focus, the active focus
area glows green.
3
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to take the picture.
B
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Notes on Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should
this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 26) or select the desired scene mode manually (A 59).
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C
Focusing in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
• When the camera recognizes a human face in scene auto selector scene mode, it focuses on that
face. See “Face Detection” (A 42) for more information.
• When the shooting mode indicator d or i (close-up) is displayed, the camera automatically
selects the focus area (up to nine areas) containing the subject closest to the camera.
C
Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector Scene Mode
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Tap the left tab or the bottom tab to display the setting controls and change settings for flash mode
(A 34), self-timer (A 37), exposure compensation (A 40), image mode (A 45), and touch
shooting (A 47, 52).
• a (auto; default setting) and c (off) flash modes can be specified (A 34). When a (auto) is
applied, the camera automatically selects the optimum flash mode for the scene mode it has
selected. When c (off) is applied, the flash does not fire, regardless of shooting conditions.
• Macro mode is disabled. Macro mode is only enabled when the camera selects Close-up scene
mode.
• Changes made to these settings apply to all shooting modes.
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Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features)
See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)”
(A 62) for more information on scene auto selector.
b Portrait
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Use this mode for portraits.
• When the camera detects a human face, that face will be
framed by a yellow double border (focus area). See “Face
Detection” (A 42) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, the face nearest to the
camera will be framed by a yellow double border (focus
area) and the other faces will be framed by a single border. Tap the face framed by a
single border to change the focus area to that face (A 47, 52).
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening
function before saving images (A 77).
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera
focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• The default setting for flash mode is b Auto with red-eye reduction.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image brightness.
c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• The camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus
indicator (A 30) always glows green when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that
objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image saturation.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration
reduction (A 158) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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d Sports
e Night portrait
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Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action
in a single shot and save motion in a series of images.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. The area focused can be changed by the touch
shutter (A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52). The camera
continuously adjusts the focus until the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway to lock the focus.
• While the shutter-release button is held down, about two images are captured at a rate
of up to about 1.2 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to P 4608×3456.
• Focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the values determined with the first
image in each series.
• The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the
current image mode setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• Continuous shooting is disabled and only one image can be captured at a time when the
shutter is released using the Touch shutter function (A 47).
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light.
O
Use this mode for portraits taken at sunset or at night. The flash
fires to light the portrait subject while preserving background
lighting to achieve a natural balance between the main
subject and background ambience.
• When the camera detects a human face, that face will be
framed by a yellow double border (focus area). See “Face
Detection” (A 42) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, the face nearest to the camera will be framed by a
yellow double border (focus area) and the other faces by a single border. Tap the face
framed by a single border to change the focus area to that face (A 47, 52).
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening
function before saving images (A 77).
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera
focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with slow sync with red-eye reduction.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image brightness.
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f Party/indoor
Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor
background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. The area focused can be changed by the touch
shutter (A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• The default setting for flash mode is b Auto with red-eye
reduction. The flash mode setting may automatically switch to slow sync with red-eye
reduction.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily. Use of a tripod is
recommended in dark surroundings. Set Vibration reduction (A 158) to Off when
using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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Z Beach
Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit
expanses of water.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. The area focused can be changed by the touch
shutter (A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust
image brightness.
z Snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfield.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. The area focused can be changed by the touch
shutter (A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust
image brightness.
h Sunset
O
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
• The default setting for flash mode is c Off.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust
image color.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration
reduction (A 158) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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i Dusk/dawn
O
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• The camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus
indicator (A 30) always glows green when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that
objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image color.
j Night landscape
O
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Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
• The camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus
indicator (A 30) always glows green when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that
objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image brightness.
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k Close-up
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Use this mode to photograph flowers, insects and other small
objects at close range.
• Macro mode (A 39) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest possible shooting distance may vary according
to the zoom position. In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator glow
green (near the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.) from
the lens.
• Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm
(1 ft. 8 in.).
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. The area focused can be
changed by the touch shutter (A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 158) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image saturation.
u Food
Use when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 39) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest possible shooting distance may vary according
to the zoom position. In the zoom position where the F
icon and zoom indicator glow green (near the K icon), the camera can focus on
subjects as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.) from the lens.
• Flash is disabled.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. The area focused can be
changed by the touch shutter (A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 158) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust the subject’s hue affected by the
lighting. This adjustment is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is
turned off.
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Use of a tripod is recommended in scene modes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration
reduction (A 158) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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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 subject at the center of the frame.
The area focused can be changed by the touch shutter
(A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• BSS (best shot selector) can be enabled (A 56).
• BSS (best shot selector) is disabled with touch shutter shooting (A 47).
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 158) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light.
O
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of
light from a firework.
• The camera focuses at infinity. The focus indicator (A 30)
always glows green when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light.
• Only the four optical zoom positions shown on the right
can be applied. When the zoom control is rotated, zoom
will not stop at any position other than the four indicated
(digital zoom is available).
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m Fireworks show
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n Black and white copy
Provides clear images of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• The camera focuses on subject at the center of the frame.
The area focused can be changed by the touch shutter
(A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• Use macro mode (A 39) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
• The default setting for flash mode is c Off.
A Draw
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Write a memo, or draw a picture, on the touch panel display and save it as an image.
See “Using the Draw Option” (A 72) for more information.
o Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind subject, throwing
features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to
“fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
• The camera focuses on subject at the center of the frame.
The area focused can be changed by the touch shutter
(A 47) or touch AF/AE (A 52).
• The flash mode setting is fixed at X Fill flash.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A 61) to adjust image brightness.
p Panorama assist
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using
the supplied Panorama Maker 5 software. See “Shooting for a Panorama” (A 74) for details.
• The default setting for flash mode is c Off.
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O Pet portrait
Use this mode for taking portraits of pets (dogs or cats). When
the camera detects the face of a dog or cat, it focuses on the
face and automatically releases the shutter (pet portrait auto
release) three times at the default setting.
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• A double border (focus area) is displayed around the
detected face, and it turns green when the focus is
acquired.
Up to five faces can be detected. When the camera detects
more than one face, the double border is displayed around
the largest face, and single borders are displayed around
the others.
• If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down
when no pet faces are detected, the camera focuses on the
subject at the center of the frame.
• To change the C Continuous setting used in this mode, tap the bottom tab to display
the setting controls.
- Single: The camera captures one image at a time.
- Continuous (default setting): When the pet portrait auto release function is activated
and the focus is acquired on the detected face, the camera releases the shutter three
times. When the pet portrait auto release function is disabled, about two images can be
continuously captured at a rate of up to about 1.2 frames per second while the shutterrelease button is held down (when the image mode setting is P 4608×3456).
• To change the Y Pet portrait auto release setting, tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls.
- On (default setting): The shutter is automatically released when the focus is acquired on
the detected face.
- Off: The shutter is released using the shutter-release button or touch shutter (A 47).
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Flash is disabled.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 160) does not light up. Shutter sound (A 161) is disabled.
• Factors such as the distance between the pet and the camera, the orientation or
brightness of the face, and the speed at which the pet is moving may prevent the camera
from detecting the faces of dogs or cats or may cause it to detect faces other than those of
dogs or cats.
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Using the Draw Option
Write a memo, or draw a picture, on the touch panel display and save it as an
image. The image is saved at an image mode size setting of O 640×480.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode and tap C.
Shooting mode
Scene
The scene mode selection screen is
displayed.
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2
Tap A (draw) scene mode (A 59).
Draw
3
Write a memo or draw pictures.
Pen
Tap I (pen) to write or draw (A 116).
Tap J (eraser) to use the eraser (A 116).
Tap n to display the picture in full-frame playback mode
and tap n again to enlarge the picture display by 3×.
Tap A, D, B, or C to change the portion of the
picture visible in the monitor. Tap o to return to the
original display size.
4
Tap I.
Tap J, before tapping I, to undo the last operation
applied using the pen or eraser tool (up to the last five
operations can be undone).
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Pen
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
5
Tap Yes.
The memo is saved.
Save OK?
To cancel saving the memo, tap No.
Yes
No
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Shooting for a Panorama
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the
best results. Set Vibration reduction (A 158) to Off in the setup menu
(A 149) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode and tap C.
Shooting mode
Scene
The scene mode selection screen is
displayed.
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Tap p Panorama assist (A 59).
Panorama assist
Panorama direction icons are displayed to show the
direction in which images will be joined.
3
Tap a direction icon.
Select the direction in which images will be joined in the
completed panorama; right (D), left (C), up (A) or
down (B).
A different direction can be selected by tapping a
different panorama direction icon.
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Change shooting settings (A 60) before the first picture
is taken in the next step.
4
Take the first picture.
One third of the image will be displayed as
translucent.
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5
Take the next picture.
Frame the next image so that one-third of the
frame overlaps the previous image and press
the shutter-release button.
Repeat this process until the necessary
number of pictures have been taken to
complete the scene.
6
22
Tap H when shooting is complete.
The camera returns to step 3.
B
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Notes on Panorama Assist
• Apply or adjust shooting settings (A 60) before releasing the shutter for the first image. Shooting
settings cannot be changed after the first picture is taken. Images cannot be deleted, nor can
zoom operate after the first picture has been taken.
• Shooting for the panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (A 162) initiates standby
mode during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
D
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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D
Panorama Creation
Transfer images to a computer (A 137) and use Panorama Maker 5 (A 141) to join them in a
single panorama. Install Panorama Maker 5 from the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
At the default settings, the camera uses the face detection function to detect
human faces, and then automatically releases the shutter when a smile is detected
(smile timer). The skin softening option can be used to smooth skin tones of
human faces.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode and tap F.
Shooting mode
Smart portrait
The camera enters smart portrait mode.
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Frame a picture.
Point the camera at the subject.
When the camera detects a human face, a yellow double
border (focus area) is displayed around that face. When
focus is acquired on that face, the double border will turn
green for a moment and focus is locked.
1/ 250 F3.7
Up to three faces can be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the double border is displayed around the face closest to
the center of the frame, and single borders around the others.
Tap the face framed by a single border to change the focus area to that face.
3
The shutter is automatically released.
If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, Smile timer
(A 79) is activated and the shutter is automatically released.
Each time the shutter is released, the camera again initiates face detection and smile
detection operations for continuous automatic shooting.
4
Shooting ends.
To stop automatic shooting of smiling faces, either turn the camera off, set Smile timer
to Off, or press the A button and select another shooting mode.
B
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Notes on Smart Portrait Mode
• Digital zoom is not available.
• In some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or smiles.
• See “Notes on the Face Detection Function” (A 42) for more information.
Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
B
Notes on Skin Softening Function
• More time than usual may be required to save an image when shooting with skin softening
function.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may not be smoothed or parts other than face may
be modified though the camera detects a face. If the desired results are not produced, set Skin
softening to Off and shoot again.
• The skin softening level cannot be adjusted when the portrait or night portrait scene mode is
selected.
• Retouch effects such as the glamour retouch function’s skin softening effect can be applied to
images after they are captured (A 124).
C
Self-timer Lamp
C
Releasing the Shutter Manually
Pictures can also be taken by pressing the shutter-release button. The camera focuses on the subject
at the center of the frame when faces are not detected.
C
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The self-timer lamp blinks slowly when the smile timer is enabled and the camera detects a face, and
it blinks quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
Auto Power Off in Smile Timer Mode
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto off function (A 162) 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.
D
More Information
See “Autofocus” (A 31) for more information.
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Shooting Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
Changing the Smart Portrait Mode Settings
The settings indicated below can be made by tapping the tabs to display the
setting controls in smart portrait mode.
• Each icon also indicates the current setting.
• Tap the icon of the desired item to display the setting screen for that item.
• Tap the tab again to hide the setting controls.
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2
3
4
3
5
6
7
8
9
3
12 11 10
1
X Flash mode
Set the flash mode (A 34) when taking pictures in smart portrait mode.
2
n Self-timer
Set the self-timer mode (A 37). This setting is not available when Smile timer
(A 79) is set to On.
3
p Macro mode
Macro mode (A 39) is not available.
4
o Exposure compensation
Adjust Exposure compensation setting (A 40) used when shooting in smart
portrait mode.
5
A Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved (A 45).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
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6
q Touch shooting
Can be changed between touch shutter (A 47) and touch AF/AE (A 52). This
setting is not available when Smile timer is set to On.
7
e Skin softening
Enable skin softening. When the shutter is released, the camera detects one or more
human faces (up to three), and processes the image to soften facial skin tones
before saving the image.
The degree of skin softening applied can be selected from High, Normal (default
setting), and Low. When Off is selected, the skin softening function is disabled.
• The effects of skin softening are not visible when framing pictures for shooting.
Check the degree of skin softening performed in playback mode.
8
y Blink proof
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When On is selected, the camera automatically releases the shutter twice each time
a picture is taken. Of the two shots, one in which the subject’s eyes are open is
saved.
• If the camera saved an image in which the
subject’s eyes may have been closed, the dialog
A blink was detected in the
shown on the right is displayed for a few seconds.
picture just taken.
• When On is selected, the flash is disabled.
• The default setting is Off.
a Smile timer
• On (default setting): The camera uses the face detection function to detect a
human face, and then automatically releases the shutter whenever a smile is
detected.
• Off: The camera does not release the shutter automatically with smile detection.
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
10
Y Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording (A 132).
11
n Movie AF mode
Select how the camera focuses during movie recording (A 128, 131).
12
D Movie options
Select the desired movie option when recording movies (A 128, 130).
C
Settings in Smart Portrait Mode
There are functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings That Cannot Be
Applied Simultaneously” (A 80) for more information.
79
Camera Settings That Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some shooting settings cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted function
Description
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is
selected, flash is disabled.
Blink proof
(A 79)
When On is selected, flash is disabled.
Self-timer
Subject tracking
(A 50)
When the touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, self-timer is disabled.
Macro mode
Subject tracking
(A 50)
When the touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, macro mode is disabled.
Image mode
Continuous
(A 56)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the Image
mode setting is fixed at L (image size: 2560 ×
1920 pixels).
ISO sensitivity
Continuous
(A 56)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, the ISO
sensitivity setting is automatically specified
according to the brightness.
Self-timer (A 37)
When taking a picture using the self-timer, the
continuous setting is fixed at Single.
Touch shutter
(A 47)
When using the touch shutter function, one
image is captured each time the monitor is
tapped.
Subject tracking
(A 50)
When taking a picture using the subject tracking
function, Motion detection is disabled.
ISO sensitivity
(A 55)
When the ISO sensitivity is set to any setting
other than Auto, Motion detection is disabled.
Continuous
(A 56)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, Motion
detection is disabled.
Subject tracking
(A 50)
When the touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, digital zoom is disabled.
Continuous
(A 56)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, digital zoom is
not available.
Continuous
(A 56)
When Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16 is
selected, Blink warning is disabled.
Flash mode
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Continuous
Motion detection
Digital zoom
Blink warning
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Option
Continuous
(A 56)
Camera Settings That Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
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Restricted Functions in Shooting Mode
The restricted functions vary with the shooting mode (A 41). See the following pages for details on
the functions available in each shooting mode:
• A (auto) mode ➝A 44
• Scene mode ➝A 60
• Smart portrait mode ➝A 78
D
More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A 160) for more information.
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Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Press the c (playback) button to enter playback mode
and display images that have been captured (A 32).
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The following operations are available in full-frame playback mode.
Function
A
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Icon/button
Description
Select an image
–
Drag the image to the right to display the
previous image and to the left to display the
next image.
View thumbnails
f (h)
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display
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4, 9 or 16 image thumbnails.
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to enlarge
the image up to 10×.
85
Tap H to return to full-frame playback mode.
Playback zoom
Playback movies
R
Set the image
rating/play back
images by rating
Right tab
(P)
Make playback
settings
Bottom tab
Switch to another
playback mode
32
Tap R to play back the movie currently
displayed.
133
Apply a rating of one to five to each image or
play back images by rating.
101
Tap the bottom tab to specify the playback
settings and edit images.
100
Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu and change to favorite
pictures, auto sort, or list by date mode.
87
Press the A button, b (e movie-record)
button, or shutter-release button.
32
b
Switch to shooting
mode
C
82
Changing the Orientation (Vertical/Horizontal) of Images
Image orientation can be changed after taking a picture using Rotate image (A 110).
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A 82) to display images in “contact
sheets” of thumbnail images.
10
The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed.
Function
Increase the number
of images displayed
Scroll display
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
Set the image
rating/play back
images by rating
Make playback
settings
f (h)
g (i)
B or C
–
Right tab
(P)
Bottom tab
Description
A
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
increase the number of the image
thumbnails displayed: 4 ➝ 9 ➝ 16.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to decrease –
the number of image thumbnails displayed:
16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4. Rotate the zoom control to g (i)
in 4-image thumbnail display to return to fullframe playback mode.
Tap B or C. It is also possible to scroll
through the thumbnails by dragging your
finger up or down across the monitor.
–
Tap an image.
32
Apply a rating of one to five to each image or
play back images by rating.
101
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Decrease the
number of images
displayed
Icon/button
Tap the bottom tab, and Delete, Slide show,
Protect, or Print order settings can be
100
enabled.
b
Switch to shooting
mode
Press the A button, b (e movie-record)
button, or shutter-release button.
32
83
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
C
Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
When images with rating (A 101), or marked
using Protect (A 104) are selected, the icons
shown on the right are displayed with them.
Movies are displayed as film frames.
10
Protect icon
Rating setting
icon
1
Film frames
C
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Thumbnail Display in Favorite Pictures and Auto Sort Mode
• In favorite pictures mode (A 88), the favorite pictures icon is
displayed in the monitor.
2
• In auto sort mode (A 95), the images’ category icon is displayed
in the monitor.
3
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 82) enlarges display of the center
portion of the current image.
• The guide displayed at bottom right shows the
portion of the image currently displayed.
× 3.0
The following operations can be performed while image display is enlarged.
Function
Zoom in
Zoom out
Description
g (i)
Zoom increases each time the zoom control
is rotated to g (i), to a maximum of 10×.
–
f (h)
Zoom decreases each time the zoom control
is rotated to f (h). When the
magnification ratio reaches 1×, the display
returns to full-frame playback mode.
–
The area of the image currently displayed can
–
be changed by dragging the image.
–
Delete images
E
Tap E to delete the image.
33
Switch to full-frame
playback
H
Tap H to switch to full-frame playback.
32
Crop image
G
Tap G to crop current image to contain only
127
the portion visible in the monitor.
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Change the display
area
A
Icon/button
b
Switch to shooting
mode
Press the A button, b (e movie-record)
button, or shutter-release button.
32
85
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Images Captured with Face Detection or Pet Detection
When zooming in (playback zoom) on an image
captured using the face detection (A 42) or pet
detection (A 71) function by rotating the zoom
control to g (i), the image will be enlarged with the
face detected at the time of shooting at the center of
× 2.0
the monitor (except images captured with Subject
tracking (A 50), Continuous, BSS, and Multi-shot
16; A 56, 71).
• If more than one face was detected, the image will be enlarged with the face on
which focus was acquired at the center of the monitor. Tap M or N to display
other detected faces.
• When the zoom control is further rotated in the g (i) or f (h) direction, the
zoom ratio changes and becomes a normal playback zoom display.
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Selecting Playback Mode
Following playback modes can be selected.
c Playback mode
A 32
Play back all images.
h
A 88
Favorite pictures mode
Play back images added to an album.
F
A 95
Auto sort mode
Play back images and movies by selecting the category to which they were sorted at
the time of shooting.
C
A 98
List by date mode
Play back images captured on the selected date.
Press the c button in playback
mode.
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1
The playback mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Tap the desired playback mode icon.
The camera enters the selected playback mode.
Playback mode
Play
To return to the current playback mode, press the c
button.
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Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Images can be sorted to albums. Once images have been sorted to albums,
“h favorite picture mode” can be used to play back only the images in a specific
album.
• Adding images to albums makes finding a particular image faster and easier.
• Images can be sorted to albums categorized by themes such as travel or
weddings.
• A single image can be added to multiple albums.
Adding Images to Albums
Images can be added to albums and sorted.
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1
Display images in playback mode (A 32), auto sort mode (A 95), or
list by date mode (A 98).
2
Select an image and tap the bottom tab.
Display an image in full-frame playback mode and tap the
bottom tab.
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3
Tap h.
The albums selection screen is displayed.
4
Tap the desired album.
The image is added to the album and monitor display
returns to full-frame playback mode.
Repeat from step 1 or step 2 to add an image to multiple
albums.
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Favorite pictures
01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09
3
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
B
•
•
•
•
Notes on Adding Favorite Pictures
An album can contain up to 200 images.
Movies cannot be added to albums.
If the selected image has already been added to an album, the album icon turns yellow.
When images are added to albums, they are not physically copied to albums or moved from the
folder (A 178) to which they were originally saved (A 94).
D
More Information
See “Removing Images from Albums” (A 91) for more information.
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Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Viewing Images in an Album
Images can be displayed by selecting the album to which they were added in
“h favorite pictures mode.”
• In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, images can be
displayed as thumbnails, or image display can be enlarged. When the bottom
tab is tapped to display the setting controls, settings can be made and editing
can be performed on images sorted to the specified album (A 100).
1
Press the c button in playback
mode and tap h.
Playback mode
Favorite pictures
A list of albums is displayed.
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Tap the desired album.
The images in the selected album will be displayed in fullframe playback mode.
Favorite pictures
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
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The icon for the current album is displayed on the screen.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select a different album.
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90
3
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Removing Images from Albums
To remove an image from an album without permanently deleting it, follow the
procedures described below.
• Select the desired image in full-frame display in step
2 in favorite pictures mode (A 90), tap the bottom
tab to display the setting controls, and then tap h.
The confirmation dialog is displayed.
• Tap Yes to remove the image from the album. To
exit without removing the image, tap No.
Remove this picture from
favorites?
B
No
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Yes
Note on Deleting Images in Favorite Pictures Mode
Note that deleting an image in favorite pictures mode deletes not only the image from the album,
but also deletes the original image from the internal memory or memory card permanently (A 94).
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Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Operations in Favorite Pictures Mode
The following operations are available in the album list screen (step 2 of A 90).
Function
Change the album
icon
Delete all images in
the selected album
Icon/button
Description
A
K
Tap the bottom tab to display the setting
controls, and tap K.
c
When the bottom tab is tapped to display the
setting controls, and c is tapped, the album
–
selection screen is displayed. Select the
desired album and tap I.
Switch to another
playback mode
93
Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu.
87
Press the A button, b (e movie-record)
button, or shutter-release button.
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b
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92
Switch to shooting
mode
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Changing Icons Assigned to Albums
The icon assigned to an album can be changed to reflect the theme of images
included in the album.
1
Press the c button in playback
mode and tap h.
Playback mode
Favorite pictures
A list of albums is displayed.
2
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Tap the desired folder.
The album icon and icon color selection screen is
displayed.
4
Favorite pictures
01
Tap the desired icon to be assigned to an
album, tap or drag the slider to select the
icon’s color, and tap I.
The icon is modified and the monitor display returns to
the list of albums.
Choose icon
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
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3
Tap the bottom tab to display the setting
controls and tap K.
Choose icon
01
02
03
04
05
06
08
09
01
07
Tap J to return to the album selection screen without
changing settings.
B
Notes on Icons for Albums
Choose icons for albums separately for the internal memory and for every memory card used.
• To change the icon for an album containing images saved in the internal memory, remove the
memory card from the camera.
• The default setting for icons are numbers.
93
Sorting Favorite Pictures (Favorite Pictures Mode)
C
Adding/Viewing Favorite Pictures
When images are added to albums, they are not physically copied to albums or moved from the
folder to which they were originally saved (A 178). Only the file names of images are added to
albums. In favorite pictures mode, images with file names that have been added to the specified
album are played back. Note that deleting an image (A 33, 92) played back in favorite pictures
mode deletes not only the image from the album, but also deletes the original image from the
internal memory or memory card permanently.
Adding Images to Albums
Album 1
Internal memory/memory card
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Adds file names
0002.JPG
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0004.JPG
Album 2
Adds file names
0001.JPG
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Favorites Picture Playback
0001.JPG
Album 1
0002.JPG
0001.JPG
0002.JPG
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References
files
Internal
memory/
memory card
Playback
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Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode
When taking pictures and movies, they are automatically sorted to one of the
categories shown below. When “F (auto sort) mode” is selected, images and
movies can be viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted.
Z Smile
D Portrait
u Food
U Landscape
V Dusk to dawn
D Close-up
O Pet portrait
D Movie
M Retouched copies
W Other scenes
• In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, images can be
displayed as thumbnails, or image display can be enlarged, and movies can be
played back. When the bottom tab is tapped to display the setting controls,
settings can be made and editing can be performed on images sorted to the
specified category (A 100).
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Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode
1
Press the c button in playback
mode and tap F.
Playback mode
Auto sort
A list of categories is displayed.
2
Tap the desired category.
Auto sort
For more information on categories, see “Auto Sort Mode
Categories” (A 96).
Other scenes
An image sorted to the selected category will be
displayed in full-frame playback mode.
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The icon for the category currently selected is displayed.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select a different category.
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3
95
Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Category
Description
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Z Smile
Images captured in smart portrait mode (A 76) with the smile
timer setting set to On are displayed.
D Portrait
Images captured in A (auto) mode (A 26) with the face
detection function. Images captured in Portrait*, Night
portrait*, Party/indoor, and Backlighting* scene modes
(A 59).
Images captured in smart portrait mode (A 76) with the smile
timer setting set to Off.
u Food
Images captured in Food scene mode (A 59).
U Landscape
Images captured in Landscape* scene mode (A 59).
V Dusk to dawn
Images captured in Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape*,
and Fireworks show scene modes (A 59).
D Close-up
Images captured in A (auto) mode with the macro mode
setting (A 39).
Images captured in Close-up* scene mode (A 59).
O Pet portrait
Images captured in Pet portrait scene mode (A 59).
D Movie
Movies (A 128).
M Retouched copies
Copies created using editing functions (A 113).
W Other scenes
All other images that cannot be defined by the categories
described above are displayed.
* Images captured in scene auto selector (A 62) are also sorted to the appropriate
categories.
B
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Notes on Auto Sort Mode
• Up to 999 images and movie files can be sorted to each category in auto sort mode. If 999 images
or movies have already been sorted to a specific category, new images and movies cannot be
sorted to that category or displayed in auto sort mode. Display images and movies that could not
be sorted to a category in normal playback mode (A 32) or list by date mode (A 98).
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 171),
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
• Images or movies saved by a camera other than the COOLPIX S6100 cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode.
Image Searching in Auto Sort Mode
Operations in Auto Sort Mode
The following operations are available in the category list screen (step 2 of A 95).
Function
Delete all images in
the selected
category
Icon/button
Description
A
When the bottom tab is tapped to display the
setting controls, and c is tapped, the
–
category selection screen is displayed. Select
the desired category and tap I.
c
Switch to another
playback mode
Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu.
87
Press the A button, b (e movie-record)
button, or shutter-release button.
32
b
Switch to shooting
mode
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Selecting Images Captured on a Specific Day (List by Date Mode)
In “C list by date mode”, images captured on a same date can be played back.
• In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, images can be
displayed as thumbnails, or image display can be enlarged, and movies can be
played back. When the bottom tab is tapped to display the setting controls,
settings can be made and editing can be performed on images captured on a
specific day (A 100).
Selecting a Date in List by Date Mode
1
Press the c button in playback
mode and tap C.
Playback mode
List by date
Dates for which images exist are listed.
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2
Tap the desired date.
To change the displayed month, tap C or D.
The first image captured on the selected date will be
displayed in full-frame playback mode.
List by date
05/2011
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
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
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Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select a different date.
1
B
98
Notes on List by Date Mode
• Up to 9,000 of the most recently saved images can be displayed in list by date mode.
• Images captured when the camera’s date and time have not been set are treated as images
captured on January 1, 2011.
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Selecting Images Captured on a Specific Day (List by Date Mode)
Operations in List by Date Mode
The following operations are available in the list by date screen (step 2 of A 98).
Function
Icon/button
Change the month
C or D
Delete all images in
the selected date
c
Description
Tap C or D.
A
–
When the bottom tab is tapped to display the
setting controls, and c is tapped, the date
–
selection screen is displayed. Select the
desired date and tap I.
Switch to another
playback mode
Press the c button to display the playbackmode selection menu.
87
Press the A button, b (e movie-record)
button, or shutter-release button.
32
b
Switch to shooting
mode
More on Playback
99
Playback Options
To adjust image settings or edit images, tap the tab in full-frame playback mode to
display the setting controls.
• The controls available and monitor display vary depending upon the current
image and camera settings.
• Tap the icon of the desired item to display the setting screen for that item.
• Tap the tab again to hide the setting controls.
5
4
3
2
1
0
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3
3
1
2
3
4
5
6
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3
3
9 8 7
1
Rating* ............................................................. 101
5
d Protect*................................................... 104
6
a DPOF print order*............................. 106
2
h Add images to albums (except in
favorite pictures mode) ................... 88
Remove images from albums (in
favorite pictures mode) ................... 91
7
E Voice memo......................................... 111
8
3
c Delete* ....................................................... 33
M Retouch................................................... 113
f Rotate image ....................................... 110
4
b Slide show*........................................... 102
9
U Paint .......................................................... 115
* This function can also be performed in thumbnail playback mode. If the camera is switched
to thumbnail playback mode while images are played back in favorite pictures, auto sort, or
list by date mode, this function can be performed only on the images sorted to the
selected folder, category or date.
100
Setting the Image Rating
A rating of one to five can be assigned to each image. It is also possible to play
back only the images that have been assigned a specific rating.
1
Tap the right tab in full-frame playback
(A 82) or thumbnail playback (A 83) mode.
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See “Operating the Tabs” (A 14) for more information.
3
2
3
Drag and drop (A 8) the desired rating icon
onto the image.
Rating is applied.
Drag and drop another icon to change the rating.
Drag and drop L to cancel the rating.
An image’s rating can be confirmed by the number of
shown in full-frame playback mode.
Playing Back Images by Rating
1
Tap the right tab in full-frame playback
(A 82) or thumbnail playback (A 83) mode.
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3
2
Tap a rating icon to display the images with
that rating.
The icon of the tapped rating turns yellow, and only the
images assigned with the selected rating are displayed.
Multiple ratings can be selected.
To stop displaying images of a selected rating, tap the
icon of the rating to deselect it.
To stop playback by rating, deselect all ratings.
B
More on Playback
5
4
3
2
1
0
3
5
4
3
2
1
0
Notes on the Rating
• Each rating can be applied to a maximum of 999 images.
• Rating cannot be applied to movies.
• The ratings applied on the COOLPIX S6100 are not recognized by your computer.
101
b Enjoying Slide Show
Play back images saved in the internal memory or on a memory card one by one in
an automated “slide show.”
1
Tap the bottom tab in playback mode to
display the setting controls, and tap b.
2
Tap R.
Slide show
Tap x (effects), y (frame intvl), z (background music),
or X (volume) to change each setting (A 103) before
tapping R.
More on Playback
To repeat slide show automatically, tap m (loop
playback).
To exit without playing back images in a slide show, tap J.
3
The slide show begins.
Tap the monitor to display the operation panel at the
bottom of the screen.
Tap the icons in the operation panel to perform the
corresponding operation. The following operations are
available.
Function
B
102
Icon
Description
Volume
X
Adjust the volume of background music.
Volume can also be adjusted by rotating the
zoom control to g or f.
Rewind
O
Tap and hold O to rewind slide show.
Advance
P
Tap and hold P to advance slide show.
Pause
Q
Pause playback.
• To resume playback, tap R displayed at the
center of the screen.
End
S
End slide show.
Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies included in slide shows is displayed.
• Even when m is selected, the slide show will only be played for a maximum of 30 minutes (A 162).
b Enjoying Slide Show
Slide Show Options
Tap x (effects), y (frame intvl), z (background music) or X (volume) in the
step 2 under “b Enjoying Slide Show” (A 102) to change each setting.
x Effects
Select from Classic (default setting), Zoom or Animated.
y Frame intvl
Select the length of time each image is displayed from 2 s, 3 s (default setting), 5 s,
and 10 s.
z Background music
Select from Up-tempo, Moderate tempo, Slow tempo, and None (default
setting).
X Volume
More on Playback
Tap the volume icon to adjust the volume of the background music.
103
d Protecting Important Images (Protect)
Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Protected images can be
identified by the s icon (A 12) in playback mode.
Protecting One Image
1
Select the desired image to be protected in
full-frame playback mode and tap the bottom
tab.
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3
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2
Tap d.
3
Tap On.
The selected image is protected.
Protect
On
Off
To exit without protecting images, tap J.
B
104
Note on Protecting Images
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently delete
protected files (A 163).
3
d Protecting Important Images (Protect)
Protecting Multiple Images
Multiple images can be protected at a time.
1
Switch to thumbnail playback mode (A 83),
tap the bottom tab to display the setting
controls, and tap d.
10
The monitor display switches to the Protect screen.
2
Tap the desired images to be protected.
Protect
When an image is selected, a check mark is displayed. To
cancel the selection, tap the image again.
3
Tap I.
Protect
The selected images are protected.
More on Playback
Tap n or o, or rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h)
to change the number of images displayed.
To exit without protecting images, tap J.
Removing Protection from Images
• To remove protection from an image, display a protected image in full-frame
playback mode, follow the procedure in “Protecting One Image” (A 104), and
tap Off in step 3.
• To remove protection from multiple images at a time, uncheck protected
images in step 2 of “Protecting Multiple Images.”
105
a Creating a DPOF Print Order
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” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices.
• Inserting the memory card into a DPOF-compatible (A 196) printer’s card slot
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A 196) printer (A 143). A
print order can also be created for images saved in the internal memory if the
memory card is removed from the camera
Creating a Print Order for One Image
1
Select the desired image in full-frame
playback mode and tap the bottom tab.
More on Playback
3
2
Tap a.
3
Tap the desired number of copies (up to nine)
and tap I.
To exit without making the print order, tap J.
If the total number of images in a print order, including
images just added, exceeds 99, the screen shown on the
right will be displayed.
- Tap Yes to remove images previously added from the
print order and restrict the print order to images just
marked.
- Tap Cancel to remove the images just added from the
print order and restrict the print order to images
previously marked.
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Print order
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Print order
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking from
other images?
Yes
Cancel
3
a Creating a DPOF Print Order
4
Choose whether or not to print shooting date
and shooting information.
Tap Date to place w in the checkbox to imprint the
shooting date on the image.
Print order
Date
Info
Tap Info to place w in the checkbox to imprint the
shooting information (shutter speed and aperture) on the
image.
Tap I to complete the print order.
Images selected for printing can be identified by the w
icon displayed with playback.
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3
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3
107
a Creating a DPOF Print Order
Creating a Print Order for Multiple Images
1
Switch to thumbnail playback mode (A 83),
tap the bottom tab to display the setting
controls, and tap a.
10
The monitor switches to the print selection screen.
2
Tap the desired images to print (up to 99) and
tap A or B at the upper left in the monitor
to specify the number of copies (up to nine)
for each.
Print selection
9
×1
More on Playback
Images selected for printing can be identified by the
check mark (y) and the numeral indicating the number
of copies to be printed. If no copies have been specified
for images, the selection is canceled.
Tap n or o, or rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to change the number of
images displayed.
Tap n to remove print marking from all images and cancel the print order.
Tap I when setting is complete.
3
Choose whether or not to print shooting date
and shooting information.
Tap Date to place w in the checkbox to imprint the
shooting date on all images in the print order.
Tap Info to place w in the checkbox to imprint the
shooting information (shutter speed and aperture) on all
images in the print order.
Tap I to complete the print order.
108
×1
Print order
Date
Info
a Creating a DPOF Print Order
Canceling Print Order
• To remove a print marking from an image, display an image selected for
printing in full-frame playback mode, follow the procedure in “Creating a Print
Order for One Image” (A 106), and tap “0” in step 3.
• To remove print markings from multiple images at a time, remove the print
markings of the desired images in step 2 of “Creating a Print Order for Multiple
Images” (A 108). Tap n to remove print markings from all images.
More on Playback
B
Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Shooting Information
When the Date and Info options are enabled in the print order option, shooting date and shooting
information are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible printer (A 196) that supports printing
of shooting date and shooting information is used.
• Shooting information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via
the supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 148).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset each time the Print order is displayed again.
• The date printed is that saved when the image was captured.
Changing the camera’s date using the Date and time or Time
zone setting 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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Print Date
When shooting date and time are imprinted on images using the Print date option (A 157) 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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f Rotate Image
Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed with playback. Still
images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Images that were saved in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180
degrees in either direction.
1
Select an image in the full-frame playback
mode (A 82), tap the bottom tab to display
the setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap f.
Retouch
The rotate image screen is displayed.
More on Playback
3
Rotate image
Tap J or I.
Rotate image
J
Rotate image
I
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
I
Rotate image
J
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
The image rotates 90 degrees.
Tap I to finalize display orientation and save the orientation information with the
image.
To exit without rotating image, tap J.
110
E Voice Memo: Recording and Playback
Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice memos for images.
Recording Voice Memos
1
Select the desired image from full-frame
playback mode (A 82) and tap the bottom
tab.
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3
2
3
Tap E.
The screen for recording voice memos is displayed.
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3
Tap W to record a voice memo.
Recording ends after about 20 seconds.
Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording.
To exit without recording voice memos, tap J.
20s
During recording, o blinks in the monitor.
Recording ends when S is tapped during recording.
When recording ends, the voice memo playback screen is
displayed. Follow the instructions in step 3 of “Playing
Voice Memos” (A 112) to play the voice memo.
15s
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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E Voice Memo: Recording and Playback
Playing Voice Memos
Images for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode.
1
Select the desired image from full-frame
playback mode (A 82) and tap the bottom
tab.
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3
2
3
Tap E.
The voice memo playback screen is displayed.
More on Playback
3
Tap R to play the voice memo.
Tap S to stop playback.
Tap X during playback to adjust playback volume.
f blinks during playback.
To exit without playing voice memos, tap J.
6s
Deleting Voice Memos
Tap E in step 3 of “Playing Voice Memos.” Tap Yes to
delete only the voice memo.
File will be deleted. OK?
Yes
B
112
No
Notes on Voice Memos
• When an image with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the image and its voice memo are
deleted.
• If a voice memo already exists for the current image, it must be deleted before a new voice memo
can be recorded.
• The COOLPIX S6100 is not able to record a voice memo for images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
Editing Images
Editing Functions
Use the COOLPIX S6100 to edit images in-camera and save them as separate files
(A 178). The editing functions described below are available.
Editing function
Description
Draw on images, or add decorations, to images.
Quick retouch
(A 118)
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation
have been enhanced.
D-Lighting (A 119)
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness and
contrast, brightening dark portions of the image.
Stretch (A 120)
Stretch the current image horizontally to make the subject appear
thinner or wider.
Perspective control
(A 121)
Adjust the perspective of images captured in landscape
orientation. Apply perspective control similar to that available
with shift lenses. This option is suited to images of buildings or
architecture.
Filter effects (A 122)
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter. The available effects
are Color options, Soft, Selective color, Cross screen,
Fisheye, and Miniature effect.
Glamour retouch
(A 124)
Make faces appear smoother, make faces smaller, and make eyes
larger.
Small picture (A 126)
Create a small copy of images suitable for use as e-mail
attachments.
Crop (A 127)
Crop a portion of the image. Use to zoom in on a subject or
arrange a composition.
Editing Images
Paint (A 115)
See page 110 for the rotate image function for more information.
B
Notes on Image Editing
• Images captured at an Image mode setting (A 45) of l 4608×2592 cannot be edited.
• The editing functions of COOLPIX S6100 cannot be used for images captured with another make
or model of digital cameras.
• If no face is detected in an image, a copy cannot be created using the glamour retouch function
(A 124).
• Edited copies created with COOLPIX S6100 may not be displayed properly on a different model of
digital camera. It may also be impossible to transfer them to a computer using a different model of
digital camera.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to save the edited copies.
• Images created in draw scene mode (A 72) can only be edited with the paint, small picture, or
crop function.
113
Editing Functions
C
Restrictions on Image Editing
When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following
restrictions.
Editing function used
Editing function to add
Paint
The paint, small picture, or crop function can be added.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Stretch
Perspective control
Filter effects
The paint, glamour retouch, small picture, or crop function can be
added.
Glamour retouch
The editing functions other than glamour retouch can be added.
Small picture
Another editing function cannot be added.
Crop
Another editing function cannot be added. However, the paint
function can be applied to cropped copies saved at an image size of
640 × 480 pixels or larger.
Editing Images
• Copies created with editing functions other than the paint function 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.
• Retouch effects such as the glamour retouch function’s skin softening effect can be applied to
images captured with the skin softening function (A 79).
D
Original and Edited Images
• 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.
• The rating settings (A 101), protect settings (A 104), and print markings (A 106) of the
original image are not applied to edited copies.
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Image Editing
U Paint
Draw on images or decorate them. Shooting date decoration can also be added.
Painted copies are saved as separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap U.
2
Use the I, J, K, and L tools to paint
images.
Undo
Pen
For more information about using each tool, see “Write
and Draw on Images” (A 116).
Tap J to undo the last operation applied using the pen,
eraser, or decoration tool (up to the last five operations
can be undone).
3
Tap I.
Frame
Decoration
Eraser
Pen
Editing Images
Tap n to display the image in full-frame playback mode
and tap n again to enlarge the image display by 3×. Tap
A, D, B, or C to change the portion of the image that
is displayed in the monitor. Tap o to return to the
original display size.
Frame
115
Image Editing
4
Tap Yes.
A new, painted copy is created.
Save OK?
Images captured at an Image mode setting (A 45) of
M 2048×1536 or larger are saved at a size of 2048 ×
1536 and images captured at N 1024×768 or
O 640×480 are saved at a size of 640 × 480.
Yes
No
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Painted copies can be identified by the d icon displayed during playback.
Using the Paint Tools
Editing Images
116
Write and Draw on Images
Tap I to write or draw on images.
To change the pens’ color or thickness, tap the bottom
tab to display the screen shown on the right.
• Tap or drag the pen’s color slider to select pen’s
color.
• Tap the pen’s thickness slider to select pen’s
thickness.
Erase Paint Tool Additions
Tap J to erase additions to images using the paint or
decoration tool.
To change the eraser’s size, tap the bottom tab to
display the screen shown on the right.
• Tap the eraser’s size slider to select the size of the
eraser.
Pen
Pen’s
color
Pen’s
thickness
Eraser
Eraser’s size
Image Editing
Add Decorations
Tap K to add a decoration.
To change the decoration type or size, tap the bottom
tab to display the screen shown on the right.
• Decoration type can be selected from 14 types.
• Tap the decoration size slider to select the
decoration size.
• When f is selected for the decoration type, f (day,
month, year) and S (day, month, year, time) options
are available.
Add a Frame
Tap L to add a frame around the image.
• Tap C or D to display seven different frames one
at a time. Tap I to select a frame.
Decoration type
Decoration
Decoration size
Frame
Editing Images
B
Notes on Shooting Date Decoration
• When the shooting date decoration is added to images captured at an Image mode setting
(A 45) of O 640×480, the shooting date may be difficult to read. Set Image mode to
N 1024×768 or larger when shooting.
• The date added with the shooting date decoration uses the format selected for Date format
(A 152) in Time zone and date in the setup menu.
• The date and time added with the shooting date decoration are the date and time at which the
image was captured. These cannot be changed.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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Image Editing
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and
saturation have been enhanced. Copies created with the quick retouch function
are saved as separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap k.
The screen for selecting the degree of enhancement is
displayed.
Editing Images
3
Choose the degree of enhancement
performed and tap I.
4
Tap Yes.
Retouch
Quick retouch
Quick retouch
A new retouched copy is created.
Save OK?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Copies created with the quick retouch option can be
identified by the a icon displayed in playback mode.
D
118
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
Yes
No
Image Editing
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast,
brightening dark portions of an image. New copies are saved as separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap I.
The original version will be shown on the left and the
edited version will be shown on the right.
Tap I.
4
Tap Yes.
Editing Images
3
Retouch
D-Lighting
D-Lighting
A new, edited copy is created.
Save OK?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Copies created with the D-Lighting function can be
identified by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
D
Yes
No
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
119
Image Editing
P Stretch: Stretching Images
Stretch images horizontally. Stretched copies are saved as separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap P.
Retouch
Stretch
Editing Images
3
Tap q or r, or tap or drag the slider at the
bottom of the screen to adjust stretch effect.
4
Tap I.
5
Tap Yes.
Stretch
Stretch
A new, stretched copy is created.
Save OK?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Stretched copies can be identified by the r icon
displayed in playback mode.
D
120
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
Yes
No
Image Editing
O Perspective Control: Adjusting a Sense of Perspective
Adjust the sense of perspective in the image captured in landscape orientation.
Copies created with the perspective control function are saved as separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap O.
Retouch
Perspective control
Tap y or z, or tap or drag the slider at the
bottom of the screen to adjust perspective
control.
4
Tap I.
5
Tap Yes.
Perspective control
Editing Images
3
Perspective control
A new, edited copy is created.
Save OK?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Copies created using the perspective control function can
be identified by the q icon displayed in playback mode.
D
Yes
No
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
121
Image Editing
i Filter Effects (Digital Filter)
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter. The available effects are Color
options, Soft, Selective color, Cross screen, Fisheye, or Miniature effect.
New copies are saved as separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap i.
Retouch
Filter effects
Editing Images
3
Tap C or D to select the type of the effects.
Type
Color options
Description
Color options
Color options
122
Modify color tones.
• Select option from o (vivid color), p
(black-and-white), q (sepia), or r
(cyanotype), and tap I.
Image Editing
Type
Description
Soft
Selective color
Keep one specified color in the image, and change the other colors
to black and white.
• Tap the color slider displayed on the screen to select the color to
keep, and tap I.
Cross screen
Produce star-like rays of light that radiate outward from bright
objects such as sunlight reflections and city lights. This effect is
suitable for night scenes.
• Confirm the degree of enhancement, and tap I.
Fisheye
Make an image look as if it were captured with a fisheye lens. This
effect is well-suited for images captured in macro mode.
• Confirm the degree of enhancement, and tap I.
Miniature
effect
Make an image look like a miniature scene captured in macro mode.
This effect is well-suited for images captured from a high vantage
point with the main subject at the center of the image.
• Confirm the degree of enhancement, and tap I.
Editing Images
Soft
Give the image a soft look by blurring
the area surrounding the point that is
tapped.
• Tap the monitor, select the degree of
effects, and tap I.
A confirmation screen for saving the edited copy is displayed.
Tap J to return to the retouch menu without making any changes.
4
Tap Yes in the confirmation dialog.
A new, edited copy is created.
Save OK?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Copies created using the filter effects function can be
identified by the i icon displayed in playback mode.
D
Yes
No
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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Image Editing
j Glamour Retouch
Glamour retouch can be used to soften the skin tone of faces detected in an
image and make the faces look smaller with larger eyes. New copies are saved as
separate files.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap j.
Retouch
Glamour retouch
Editing Images
3
Tap e (skin softening) or k (both).
Glamour retouch
e: Soften facial skin tones.
k: Soften facial skin tones, make faces look smaller, and
make eyes look larger.
The preview screen is displayed.
4
Preview the result of the effects.
Preview
Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest to
the center of the frame, are softened.
Tap Before or After to view the image with or without
the effects.
If more than one face was retouched, tap M or N to
display a different face.
To change the effect, tap J to return to step 3.
Tap I to display the confirmation dialog for saving the new copy.
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Before
After
Image Editing
5
Tap Yes.
A new, edited copy is created.
Save OK?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Copies created using the glamour retouch function can be
identified by the j icon displayed in playback mode.
Yes
No
Editing Images
B
Notes on Glamour Retouch
• If no faces are detected in the image, the glamour retouch function cannot be used.
• The glamour retouch function may not perform as expected depending on the direction in which
the faces are looking or the brightness of the faces in the image.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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Image Editing
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size
Create a small copy of the current image. This feature is useful for creating copies
for display on Web pages or e-mail attachments. Small copies are saved as JPEG
files with a compression ratio of 1:16. The l 640×480, m 320×240, and
n 160×120 sizes are available.
1
Select an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 82), tap the bottom tab to display the
setting controls, and tap M.
The retouch menu is displayed.
2
Tap g.
Retouch
Small picture
Editing Images
3
4
Tap the desired small copy size control and
tap I.
Small picture
320×240
Tap Yes.
A new, small copy is created.
Create small picture file?
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
The copy is displayed with a gray frame.
Yes
D
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
No
Image Editing
o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when G is displayed
with playback zoom (A 85) enabled. Cropped copies are saved as separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 82) 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 rotate the image (A 110) 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.
× 3.0
3
Tap G.
Editing Images
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
Drag the image so that only the portion to be copied is
visible in the monitor.
× 3.0
4
Tap Yes.
A cropped copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, tap No.
Copies created using the crop function can be identified
by the a icon displayed in playback mode.
C
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
Image Size
As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced.
When the size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, a gray frame is displayed around the
image, and the small picture icon m is displayed on the top of the screen in full-frame playback mode.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
High-definition movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone can be
recorded.
• The maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there
is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording (A 131).
• When a memory card is not inserted (i.e., when the internal memory is used),
Movie options (A 130) is fixed at y VGA (640×480). HD 720p (1280×720)
cannot be selected.
1
Turn on the camera and be sure that it is in
shooting mode.
Movie recording can be started in any shooting mode
(except the draw option) (A 41).
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2
Press the b (e movie-record)
button to start movie recording.
Recording begins after the monitor turns off
briefly.
Movie Recording and Playback
The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Focus areas are not displayed during
recording.
When N HD 720p (1280×720) (default setting) is
selected for Movie options (A 130), monitor display
changes to an aspect ratio of 16:9 with movie recording
(the area indicated on the right is recorded).
If the Shooting setting in Monitor settings (A 155) in
the setup menu is set to View/hide movie frm, a frame
is displayed before recording begins that represents the
area that is captured when recording movies.
10s
The approximate remaining movie length is displayed during recording.
Recording stops automatically when the maximum movie length has been recorded.
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3
Press the b (e movie-record) button again to end recording.
B
Note on Saving Movies
After a movie has been recorded, it is not fully saved to the internal memory or memory card until
monitor display returns to the shooting display. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover before movies have been fully saved. Removing the memory card while movies are being
saved could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
Recording Movies
B
Recording Movies
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (A 177). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower
Speed Class ratings are used.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used.
• When recording ends, digital zoom turns off.
• In some cases, movie recordings may capture the sounds of the camera, such as the sounds
produced by the zoom control operation, the movement of the lens during auto focus or zoom,
the vibration reduction function, or the aperture control when the brightness changes.
• Smear (A 175) visible in the monitor with movie recording will be recorded with movies.
Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights when recording
movies is recommended.
• When recording or playing back movies, colored stripes (interference patterns or moiré) may
appear on subjects that have a regular, repeating grid, such as pattern of weave in cloths or
windows in a building, depending on the shooting distance or zoom ratio. This phenomenon
occurs when the subject’s pattern interferes with the camera sensor grid, and it does not indicate
a malfunction.
B
Notes on Autofocus for Movie Recording
B
Camera Temperature
The camera may become warm when shooting movies for an extended period of time or when the
camera is used in a hot area; this is not a malfunction.
C
Functions Available with Movie Recording
• Current exposure compensation setting, white balance setting specified for A (auto) mode, and
the scene effect adjustment slider specified for scene mode setting are also applied with movie
recording. When macro mode is enabled, movies of subjects closer to the camera can be
recorded. Confirm settings before starting movie recording.
• The self-timer (A 37) can be used. When the b (e movie-record) button is pressed after the
self-timer is enabled, the camera focuses on the center of the frame and movie recording starts
ten or two seconds later.
• The flash will not fire.
• The Movie options, Movie AF mode, or Wind noise reduction setting can be made before
starting movie recording (A 130).
Movie Recording and Playback
• When A Single AF (default setting) is selected for Movie AF mode, focus is locked by pressing
the b (e movie-record) button to start recording (A 131).
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 31). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Set Movie AF mode to A Single AF (default setting) before starting movie recording.
2. Frame a different 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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Recording Movies
Changing the Movie Recording Settings
The movie settings described below can be made. Apply the settings before
starting movie recording.
D
A 130
Movie options
Select the desired movie option for recording movies.
n Movie AF mode
A 131
Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies.
A 132
Y Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
D Movie Options
In the shooting screen M Tap the bottom tab (A 14) M D Movie options
Select the desired movie option to record. Larger image sizes and faster movie bit
rates mean greater image quality and larger movie file sizes.
Option
Movie Recording and Playback
130
Description
N HD 720p (1280×720)
(default setting*)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in high
definition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen TV.
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bit rate: 9.1 Mbps
y VGA (640×480)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bit rate: 3.1 Mbps
* When a memory card is not inserted (i.e., when the internal memory is used), the setting is
fixed at y VGA (640×480).
• The movie bit rate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. As a
variable bit rate (VBR) system has been adopted, the movie recording rate varies
automatically according to the subject so that more data is recorded per
second for movies containing frequently moving subjects, thus increasing
movie file size.
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second in any options.
Recording Movies
C
Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length
Memory card2
(4 GB)
Internal memory
(approx. 20 MB)
Option
N HD 720p (1280×720)
y VGA (640×480)
–1
55 min
29 s
2 h 45 min
All figures are approximate. The maximum movie length may vary by make of memory card or
movie bit rate.
1 When the internal memory is used, N HD 720p (1280×720) cannot be selected.
2 The maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes. The maximum movie length
displayed during recording is 29 minutes, even when there is enough free space on the memory
card for a longer movie.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
n Movie AF Mode
In the shooting screen M Tap the bottom tab (A 14) M n Movie AF 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 during movie recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and
the subject will change.
To prevent the sound of the camera focusing from interfering
with recording, use of Single AF is recommended.
Movie Recording and Playback
Choose how the camera focuses with recording movies.
131
Recording Movies
Y Wind Noise Reduction
In the shooting screen M Tap the bottom tab (A 14) M Y Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Option
Movie Recording and Playback
132
Description
Y On
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 not enabled.
Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 82), movies can be
identified by R icon. Tap R to play a movie.
To adjust the volume before playback, tap the bottom
tab to display the setting controls and tap i.
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Rotate the zoom control to g or f during playback to
adjust playback volume. Tap the monitor during
playback to display the playback control panel at the
bottom in the monitor.
Tap a playback control to perform the corresponding
operation. The operations described below are
available.
Function
Icon
During playback
9s
Description
Volume
X
Tap X to adjust volume.
Rewind
O
Touch and hold O to rewind movie.
Advance
P
Touch and hold P to advance movie.
Pause
End
B
Q
S
U
Tap U to rewind movie one frame. Touch and hold U
for continuous rewinding.
V
Tap V to advance movie one frame. Touch and hold V
for continuous advancing.
R
Tap R displayed at the center of the screen to resume
playback.
Tap S to end movie playback and return to full-frame playback
mode.
Movie Recording and Playback
Tap Q to pause playback.
The following operations can be performed while playback is
paused.
Movie Playback
Movies recorded by a camera other than the COOLPIX S6100 cannot be played back.
C
Deleting Movie
See “Deleting Unwanted Images” (A 33) for more information.
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television to play images or movies back on the
television. If your TV is equipped with an HDMI jack, a commercially available HDMI
cable can be used to connect the camera to the TV for high-definition display.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
When using the supplied audio/video cable
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack and the white and red plugs to the audio-in
jacks on the TV.
Yellow
White
When using a commercially available HDMI cable
Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
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Red
Connecting to a TV
3
Tune the television to the video channel.
See the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the camera.
The camera monitor turns off when images are displayed on
the television.
See “Operations with TV Connection” (A 136) for more
information.
B
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
The camera enters playback mode and images are displayed
on the television.
Notes on Connecting the HDMI Cable
• HDMI cable is not provided. Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the camera to a
high-definition TV. The output terminal on this camera is an HDMI mini connector (type C). When
purchasing an HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is an HDMI mini connector.
• Image mode (A 45) settings of M 2048 × 1536 or higher and Movie options (A 130)
settings of N HD 720p (1280 × 720) or higher are recommended for images or movies that will
be played back on a TV via HDMI connection.
B
Connecting the Audio/Video Cable
• When connecting the audio/video cable, be sure that the camera connector is properly oriented.
Do not use force when connecting the audio/video cable to the camera. When disconnecting the
audio/video cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.
• Do not connect cables to the HDMI mini connector (Type C) and to the USB/audio/video output
connector simultaneously.
B
Video Mode
Be sure that the camera's TV settings setting (A 164) in the Set up menu(A 149) conforms to
the standard used by your television.
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Operations with TV Connection
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
While images are displayed full-frame on the TV, the previous or next image can be
viewed by dragging your finger across the camera monitor.
• By operating the zoom control, images can be displayed as thumbnails (A 83)
and image display can be enlarged (A 85).
• When the first frame of a movie is displayed, the movie can be played back by
holding your finger on the camera monitor and removing it after about one
second.
• Tap the camera monitor to turn TV display off and display the image in the
camera monitor. When images are displayed in the camera monitor, tap the
controls displayed to operate the camera.
• Images will be automatically displayed on the TV in the following situations.
- No operations are performed for a few seconds.
- A slide show is played back.
- A movie is played back.
C
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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. Image
selection, movie playback and pause, and switching between full-frame playback mode and 4image thumbnail display mode are available.
• Set the HDMI device control setting (A 164) 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 TVs operating instructions for information about the TVs HDMI-CEC compatibility.
Connecting to a Computer
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer and copy
(transfer) images to the computer.
Before Connecting the Camera
Install the Software
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate,
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service
Pack 2), or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.5)
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Use the supplied ViewNX 2 CD and install the following software on the computer.
For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.
• ViewNX 2: Use the image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” to save images that
were captured with the camera on the computer. Saved images can be viewed
and printed. Image and movie editing features are also supported.
• Panorama Maker 5: This software can join a series of images to create a single
panorama image.
For information on the requirements for playing back high-definition movies, refer
to “System Requirements” in the ViewNX 2 help information (A 141).
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
B
Note on Computer Connection
Disconnect other USB devices such as commercial USB chargers from the computer. Simultaneous
connection of the camera and other USB devices to the computer could result in operation
malfunction or excessive supply of power to the camera, causing damage to the camera or memory
card. Refer to the documentation supplied with other USB devices for more information.
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Connecting to a Computer
B
Notes on Power Source
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
• When connecting the camera to a computer, use a battery with a sufficient amount of charge
remaining to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.
• When the camera is connected to a computer via the supplied USB cable with Auto (default
setting) selected for the Charge by computer option in the setup menu, the battery inserted into
the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer (A 142, 165).
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (A 176) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S6100 can be powered
from an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the
camera to overheat or malfunction.
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer
1
2
3
Start the computer to which ViewNX 2 was installed.
Be sure that the camera is off.
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
The camera is automatically turned on and the power-on
lamp will light. The camera monitor will remain off.
B
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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.
Connecting to a Computer
4
Start the ViewNX 2 image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” installed
on the computer.
• Windows Vista
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Import File using Nikon Transfer 2.
• Windows XP
When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 Import File,
and click OK.
• Mac OS X
Nikon Transfer 2 will start automatically when the camera is connected to the
computer if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when ViewNX 2
was first installed.
• See “Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually” (A 141) for more information.
• If charge for the battery inserted into the camera is low, the computer may not
recognize the camera. If the camera is not recognized, images will not be transferred.
When battery charging starts automatically using power supplied by the computer,
wait until battery charge has reached a sufficient level to begin transfer.
• If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for
Nikon Transfer 2 to start.
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K S6100 screen is displayed, click Change
program under Import pictures and videos. Select Import File using Nikon
Transfer 2 in the Change program dialog and click OK.
Double-click Import File on the Devices and Printers K S6100 screen.
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
Source device
Start Transfer
button
Any images that have not been transferred to the computer will be transferred (default
setting of ViewNX 2).
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When transfer is complete, the ViewNX 2 screen is displayed (ViewNX 2 default setting)
and transferred images are displayed.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
For more information on using ViewNX 2, refer to the ViewNX 2 help information
(A 141).
Disconnecting the Camera
Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during
transfer.
When transfer is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable.
The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the
computer for 30 minutes while the camera is connected via the USB cable.
B
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Charging the Battery
The charge lamp slowly blinks green while the battery inserted into the camera is charging (A 142).
Connecting to a Computer
C
Transferring Images Using a Computer’s Card Slot or a Commerciallyavailable Card Reader
D
Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
Windows
Choose Start menu > All Programs > ViewNX 2 > ViewNX 2.
Double-clicking the ViewNX 2 shortcut icon on the desktop will also start ViewNX 2.
Mac OS X
Open the Applications folder, open the Nikon Software > ViewNX 2 folders in that order, and
then double-click the ViewNX 2 icon. Clicking the ViewNX 2 icon on the Dock will also start
ViewNX 2.
D
Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually
To start Nikon Transfer 2, first start ViewNX 2, and then click the Transfer icon at the top of the
screen or select Launch Transfer from the File menu.
D
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When the memory card is inserted into a computer’s card slot or into a commercially-available card
reader, the images can be transferred using “Nikon Transfer 2”, the image transfer feature of ViewNX 2.
• Make sure that the memory card being used is supported by the card reader or other card reading
device.
• To transfer images, insert the memory card into the card reader or card slot and follow the
procedure from step 4 (A 139).
• To transfer images saved in the camera’s internal memory, the images must first be copied to a
memory card using the camera (A 171).
For More Information on Using ViewNX 2 and Nikon Transfer 2
For more information on ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2, start ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2 and select
ViewNX 2 Help from the Help menu.
D
Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker 5
• Use a series of images captured in Panorama assist scene mode (A 74) to create a single
panorama photo with Panorama Maker 5.
• Panorama Maker 5 can be installed on a computer using the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker 5.
Windows
Choose Start menu>All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5>Panorama Maker 5.
Mac OS X
Open Applications and double-click the Panorama Maker 5 icon.
• For more information on using Panorama Maker 5, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker 5.
D
Image File Names and Folder Names
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
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Charging While Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When the Charge by computer option (A 165) in the camera’s setup menu is
set to Auto (default setting), if the camera is connected to a computer using the
USB cable, the battery inserted into the camera can be automatically charged
depending on the ability of the computer to supply power.
See “Before Connecting the Camera” (A 137) and “Transferring Images from a
Camera to a Computer” (A 138) for more information on connecting the camera
to a computer.
Charge Lamp
The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to
a computer.
Charge lamp
Blinks slowly
(green)
Off
Flickers (green)
B
142
Description
Battery charging.
Battery not charging. If the charge lamp changes from slow blinking
(green) to off while the power-on lamp is lit, charging is complete.
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the battery
indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F).
• A USB cable is not correctly connected or the battery is faulty.
Reconnect the USB cable correctly or replace the battery.
• Computer is in sleep mode and does not supply power. Reboot the
computer.
• The battery cannot be charged as computer’s specifications or
settings does not support power supply to the camera.
Notes on Charging with Connection to a Computer
• The battery cannot be charged, nor can data be transferred, when the camera is connected to a
computer before the camera’s display language and date and time have been set (A 22). If the
camera’s clock battery (A 153) has been exhausted, the date and time must be reset before the battery
can be charged or images can be transferred with connection to a computer. In this case, use the
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P (A 18) to charge the battery and then set the camera’s date and time.
• If the camera is turned off, charging will also stop.
• If a computer enters sleep mode while charging, charging will stop and the camera may be turned off.
• When disconnecting the camera from a computer, turn the camera off and then disconnect the
USB cable.
• About 3 hours and 50 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. Charging time
increases when images are transferred while the battery is charging.
• When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as
Nikon Transfer 2, may start. If the camera was connected to the computer for the sole purpose of
charging the battery, exit the application.
• The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for 30 minutes
after the battery has finished charging.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and power supply and allocation, it may be
impossible to charge the battery inserted into the camera via computer connection.
Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 196) 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
Connect to printer (A 144)
Print images one at a
time (A 145)
Print multiple images (A 146)
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Select images for printing and
number of copies using Print
order option (A 106)
When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect USB cable
B
Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S6100 can be powered from an
electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the camera
to overheat or malfunction.
D
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:
• Inserting a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Taking a memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the images and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print order menu (A 106).
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied 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
The camera is automatically turned on.
When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen
(1) will be displayed in the camera monitor, followed by
the Print selection screen (2).
1
2
Print selection
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4
4
If the PictBridge Startup Screen Is Not Displayed
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Set the Charge by computer option (A 165)
in the camera’s setup menu to Off and reconnect the cable.
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Images One at a Time
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 144), follow the
procedure described below to print an image.
1
Print selection
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Tap o or rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch to
9-thumbnail display. Tap n or rotate the zoom control to
g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback.
2
Tap Copies.
PictBridge
000 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
3
4
Tap the desired number of copies (up to nine).
Tap Paper size.
Copies
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Tap B or C to choose the desired image and
tap I.
PictBridge
009 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
5
Tap the desired paper size.
Tap B or C to display additional options.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
A4
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Connecting to a Printer
6
Tap Start print.
PictBridge
009 prints
Start print
Copies
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Paper size
7
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the print selection screen
shown in step 1 when printing is complete.
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
tap Cancel.
Printing
002 / 009
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of prints
Printing Multiple Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 144), follow the
procedure described below to print multiple images.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
tap F.
Print selection
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The Print menu screen is displayed.
2
Tap Paper size.
To exit the print menu, tap J.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
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4
Connecting to a Printer
3
Tap the desired paper size.
Tap B or C to display additional options.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size option.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
4
Tap Print selection, Print all images, or
DPOF printing.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
Choose images (up to 99) and the number of
Print selection
copies (up to nine) of each.
• Tap the desired image and tap A or B at the
×1
×1
1
upper left in the monitor to specify the
×1
number of copies to be printed.
• Images selected for printing can be identified
by the check mark (y) and the numeral
indicating the number of copies to be printed.
If no copies have been specified for images,
the selection is canceled.
• Tap n or rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback.
Tap o or rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch back to 9-thumbnail
display.
• Tap n to cancel the selection of all images.
• Tap I when setting is complete.
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, tap Start print to start printing. Tap
Cancel to return to the print menu.
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A4
Print selection
009 prints
Start print
Cancel
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Connecting to a Printer
Print all images
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
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
Print all images
displayed, tap Start print to start printing. Tap
Cancel to return to the print menu.
009 prints
Start print
Cancel
DPOF printing
Print images for which a print order was created
using the Print order option (A 106).
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, tap Start print to start printing. Tap
J to return to the print menu.
DPOF printing
010 prints
Start print
View images
• To view the current print order, tap View
images. To print images, tap I.
View images
×1
×1
×1
5
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2) when
printing is complete.
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
tap Cancel.
Printing
002 / 009
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of prints
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the printer
connected to the camera), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4.
Only sizes supported by the printer will be displayed. To specify paper size using printer settings,
choose Default in the paper size option.
Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
c
Welcome screen
A 151
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when camera is turned on.
d
Time zone and date
A 152
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
e
Monitor settings
A 155
Set the photo information that is displayed during shooting, during playback, and
after shooting, and also adjust the monitor brightness.
f
Print date
A 157
Imprint shooting date and time on images.
g
Vibration reduction
A 158
Choose whether or not vibration reduction is enabled.
U
Motion detection
A 159
h
AF assist
A 160
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator.
u
Digital zoom
A 160
Enable or disable digital zoom.
i
Sound settings
A 161
Basic Camera Setup
Enable or disable motion detection, which reduces the effects of subject
movement and camera shake in still images.
Adjust sound settings.
k
Auto off
A 162
Set time before the monitor turns off for saving power.
l / m Format memory/Format card
A 163
Format internal memory or memory card.
n
Language
A 164
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
H
TV settings
A 164
Adjust settings necessary for connection to television.
V
Charge by computer
A 165
Choose whether or not to charge the camera battery when connecting to a
computer via the USB cable.
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Setup Menu
d
A 166
Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects if the eyes of a face that is detected at
the time of shooting are blinking.
p
A 168
Reset all
Restore camera settings to default values.
h
A 171
Copy
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
r
A 172
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
Operating the Setup Menu
1
Tap the bottom tab in shooting or playback
mode.
Basic Camera Setup
See “Operating the Tabs” (A 14) for more information.
3
2
Tap z.
The setup menu is displayed.
3
Tap the desired option.
Tap B or C to display previous or next page.
Tap J to return to the previous screen.
When I is displayed in a screen, tap I to apply the
setting.
To exit the setup menu, tap J or press the shutterrelease button (when shooting).
150
Set up
Welcome
screen
Time zone
and date
Monitor
settings
Print date
Vibration
reduction
Motion
detection
Setup Menu
c Welcome Screen
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M c Welcome screen
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned
on.
None (default setting)
The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying the welcome
screen.
COOLPIX
The camera displays a welcome screen and enters shooting or playback mode.
Select an image
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Displays an image selected for the welcome screen.
Select image
When the Select image screen is displayed, select
an image and tap I.
• In the Select image screen, tap n or rotate the
zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame
playback and tap o or rotate the zoom control to
f (h) to switch back to 9-thumbnail display.
• 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 setting (A 45) of l 4608×2592, and
copies created at a size of 320 × 240 or smaller using small picture (A 126) or the
crop (A 127) function, cannot be used.
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Setup Menu
d Time Zone and Date
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M d Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
Date and time
Set camera clock to current date and time.
Tap the items (day, month, year, hour, or minute) on
the displayed screen to set the date and time.
• Select the item: tap the desired item.
• Edit the highlighted item: tap A or B.
• Apply the setting: tap I.
Date and time
DMY
01
01
2011 00 : 00
Date format
The available date formats are Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, and Day/
Month/Year.
Time zone
Basic Camera Setup
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving time is enabled or disabled
from Time zone options. When the destination time zone (x) is selected, local time
(A 154) is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are
saved with images. Useful when traveling.
Selecting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Tap Time zone.
The Time zone menu is displayed.
Time zone and date
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London, Casablanca
Date and time
Date
format
2
Tap x Travel destination.
The date and time displayed in the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
Time zone
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London, Casablanca
Home time
zone
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Time zone
Travel
destination
Setup Menu
3
Tap o.
The time zone selection screen is displayed.
Time zone
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London, Casablanca
Home time
zone
4
Tap E or F to choose the travel destination
time zone and tap I.
If daylight saving time is in effect, tap p to enable
daylight saving time function. W is displayed at the top
of the monitor and the camera clock is advanced one
hour. Tap p again to disable the daylight saving time
function.
Travel
destination
Travel destination
10 : 30
–05 : 00
Moscow
Nairobi
Riyadh
Kuwait
Manama
While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z icon will be displayed in the
monitor when the camera is in shooting mode.
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B
Note on the Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by the clock battery. The clock battery charges when the main battery
is inserted or an AC adapter is connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about
ten hours of charging.
C
w Home Time Zone
• To switch to the home time zone, tap w Home time zone in step 2.
• To change the home time zone, tap w Home time zone in step 2 and complete steps 3 and 4.
C
Daylight Saving Time
When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn the daylight saving time option on or off from the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
D
Imprinting Date on Images
Enable date imprint from the Print date option (A 157) 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.
153
Setup Menu
D
Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time zones not listed below, set the camera clock to local time from the Date and time option.
UTC +/–
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154
Location
UTC +/–
Location
–11
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki, Ankara
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh,
Kuwait, Manama
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle,
Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston,
Mexico City
+5.5
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto,
Lima
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
–4.5
Caracas
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–4
Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore
–3
Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
–2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
–1
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
±0
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
New Delhi
Setup Menu
e Monitor Settings
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M e Monitor settings
Set the options below.
Shooting
Select whether the movie frame or framing grid is displayed on the shooting
screen.
• View/hide movie frm: A frame is displayed
before recording begins that represents the
area that will be captured when recording
movies.
23
• View/hide framing grid: A framing grid is
displayed to help frame pictures. It is not
displayed when recording movies.
Playback
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3
• Off (default setting): The movie area and framing grid are not displayed.
Set the shooting information displayed in the monitor during playback.
See “Playback (Information Display)” (A 12) for more information.
• Show info:
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3
3
• Auto info (default setting): Current settings and operational guides are
displayed as in Show info above. If no operations are performed for a few
seconds, information is hidden. Information will be displayed again when the
next operation is performed.
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Image review
• On (default setting): Image is automatically displayed in the monitor
immediately after it is captured and the monitor display returns to shooting
mode.
• Off: Image is not displayed after it is captured.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
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Setup Menu
f Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M f Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on
images and saved. Images with the date imprinted on
them can be printed from printers that do not support
printing of the date on images (A 109).
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f
Date
Date is imprinted on images.
S
Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on images.
Off (default setting)
The print date setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A 10).
When Off is selected, no icon is displayed.
B
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Date and time are not imprinted on images.
Notes on 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 is not imprinted in the following situations:
- Images captured in Panorama assist scene mode
- Movies
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 45) of O 640×480 may be difficult to read.
Choose an Image mode setting of N 1024×768 or larger when using date imprint.
• The date is saved using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date item
(A 22, 152).
C
Print Date and Print Order
When printing from DPOF-compatible printers that support the printing of shooting date and
shooting information, the date and information can be printed without imprinting this information
on them, using settings in the Print order option (A 106).
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Setup Menu
g Vibration Reduction
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M g Vibration reduction
Choose a vibration reduction option for shooting.
Vibration reduction reduces blur caused by slight hand movement known as
camera shake, which commonly occurs when shooting with telephoto zoom
applied or at slow shutter speeds. The effects of camera shake are reduced when
recording movies, in addition to when taking still pictures.
Set Vibration reduction to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera
during shooting.
g On (default setting)
The vibration reduction is enabled.
k Off
Vibration reduction is disabled.
Basic Camera Setup
The current vibration reduction setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor
when shooting (A 10, 27). When Off is selected, no icon is displayed.
B
158
Notes on Vibration Reduction
• Vibration reduction may take a few seconds to activate after the power is turned on, or the camera
enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the image of the monitor stabilizes before
shooting.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may be displayed blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
Setup Menu
U Motion Detection
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M U Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera
shake when shooting still images.
U Auto (default setting)
k Off
Motion detection is disabled.
Basic Camera Setup
When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the ISO sensitivity
and shutter speed are automatically increased to reduce blurring.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the flash fires
• In A (auto) mode, when Subject tracking (A 50) is selected
• In A (auto) mode, when ISO sensitivity (A 55) is set to any setting other than
Auto
• In A (auto) mode, when Multi-shot 16 (A 56) is selected
• In the following scene modes:
- Sports (A 65)
- Night portrait (A 65)
- Dusk/dawn (A 67)
- Night landscape (A 67)
- Museum (A 69)
- Fireworks show (A 69)
- Backlighting (A 70)
The current motion detection setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor
when shooting (A 10, 27). The motion detection icon turns green when the
camera detects camera shake and increases shutter speed. When Off is selected,
no icon is displayed.
B
Notes on Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of subject movement and
camera shake in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The images captured using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
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Setup Menu
h AF Assist
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M h AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination, which assists autofocus operation when
the subject is dimly lit.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illumination will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
dimly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 1.9 m (6 ft. 2 in.) at the maximum
wide-angle position and about 1.1 m (3 ft. 7 in.) at the maximum telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes or focus areas, AF-assist illuminator may not light.
Off
AF-assist illuminator does not light. The camera may be unable to focus under dim
lighting.
Basic Camera Setup
u Digital Zoom
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M u Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
On (default setting)
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating the
zoom control to g (i) triggers digital zoom (A 29).
Off
Digital zoom will not be activated.
B
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Notes on Digital Zoom
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When Subject tracking is selected for the touch shooting setting
- When Multi-shot 16 (A 56) is selected
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait, Night portrait or Pet portrait scene mode is selected
- When smart portrait mode is selected
Setup Menu
i Sound Settings
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M i Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Button sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
When On is selected, a beep will sound once when operations are completed
successfully, twice when the camera acquires focus on the subject, and three times
when an error is detected. Start-up sound will also play when the camera is turned
on.
Shutter sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
However, when some features such as continuous shooting or BSS (best shot
selector) are enabled, when using the Pet portrait scene mode, or when recording
movies, the shutter sound is not heard even if set to On.
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Setup Menu
k Auto Off
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M k Auto off
When the camera is on and a period of time passes without any operations having
been performed, the monitor will be turned off and the camera will enter standby
mode (A 21) to save power.
In this option, set the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby
mode. 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min can be selected.
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C
When the Monitor Turns off for the Power Saving Function
• Power-on lamp blinks in standby mode.
• Camera turns off after three minutes passes in standby mode.
• To reactivate the monitor while the power on lamp is blinking, press any of the following buttons:
- The power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button, or b (e movie-record)
button
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Auto Off Settings
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• When a setting screen, mode selection menu, or setup menu is displayed: three minutes
• During slide show playback: up to 30 minutes
• When the AC adapter EH-62F is connected: 30 minutes
Setup Menu
l/m Format Memory/Format Card
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M
l Format memory/m Format card
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 restored. Be sure to transfer
important images to a computer before formatting.
l Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera.
The Format memory option is displayed in the setup
menu.
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Yes
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option is displayed in the setup menu.
Format card
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Yes
B
No
Basic Camera Setup
m Formatting a Memory Card
No
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Album icon settings (A 93) are reset to their default settings (number icons) when the internal
memory or memory card is formatted.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time
they are inserted into the COOLPIX S6100.
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Setup Menu
n Language
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M n Language
Choose one of 26 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
Basic Camera Setup
Czech
Portuguese
Danish
Russian
German
Romanian
(default setting)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
Greek
Turkish
French
Ukrainian
Indonesian
Arabic
Italian
Simplified Chinese
Hungarian
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Japanese
Norwegian
Korean
Polish
Thai
H TV Settings
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M H TV settings
Adjust settings for connection to a television.
Video mode
Adjust video mode settings for connection to a television. Select from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Choose an image resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting), 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
When Auto is selected, the option best suited to the high-definition TV to which the camera is
connected is automatically selected from 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
HDMI device control
Select whether or not the camera can receive signals from a TV that supports the HDMI-CEC
standard when it is connected to the TV via HDMI. When On (default setting) is selected, the TV’s
remote control can be used to control the camera during playback. See “Using a TV Remote
Control (HDMI Device Control)” (A 136) for more information.
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HDMI and HDMI-CEC
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a multimedia interface. HDMI-CEC (HDMI-Consumer
Electronics Control) allows compatible devices to inter-operate.
Setup Menu
V Charge by Computer
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M V Charge by computer
Choose whether or not the battery inserted into the camera is charged when the
camera is connected to a computer via the USB cable (A 142).
Auto (default setting)
When the camera is connected to a computer that is running, the battery inserted
into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.
Off
The battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is connected
to a computer.
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Notes on Connecting the Camera to a Printer
• The battery cannot be charged with connection to a printer, even if the printer complies with the
PictBridge standard.
• When Auto is selected for Charge by computer, it may be impossible to print images with direct
connection of the camera to some printers. If the PictBridge startup screen is not displayed in the
monitor after the camera is connected to a printer and turned on, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer to Off and reconnect the camera to the
printer.
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Setup Menu
d Blink Warning
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M d Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked
using the face detection function (A 42) when shooting in the following modes.
• A (auto) mode (A 26).
• Scene auto selector (A 62), Portrait (A 64) or Night portrait (A 65) is
selected for the scene mode.
On
Basic Camera Setup
When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked in an
image captured using the face detection function, the Blink warning screen is
displayed in the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have blinked when the shutter was
released is framed by a yellow border. Should this occur, check the image and
determine whether or not another image should be captured.
See “Operating the Blink Warning Screen” (A 167) for more information.
Off (default setting)
Blink warning is disabled.
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Note on Blink Warning
The blink warning does not function at continuous settings of Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16.
Setup Menu
Operating the Blink Warning Screen
When the blink warning 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.
Function
Icon
Enlarge the detected
face that blinked
g (i)
Switch to full-frame
playback
f (h)
Did someone blink?
Description
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
If the camera detects that more than one human
subject blinked, tap M or N to switch display to
another face.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
E
Tap E.
Switch to shooting
mode
I
Tap I. The shutter-release button can also be
pressed to return to shooting mode.
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Delete the image
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Setup Menu
p Reset All
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M p Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default
values.
Basic Shooting Functions
Option
Flash mode (A 34)
Default value
Auto
Self-timer (A 37)
Off
Macro mode (A 39)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 40)
0
Auto Mode Shooting Mode
Option
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Image mode (A 45)
Default value
P 4608×3456
Touch shooting (A 47, 50, 52)
Touch shutter
ISO sensitivity (A 55)
Auto
Continuous (A 56)
Single
White balance (A 57)
Auto
Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Scene mode setting in the shooting-mode
selection menu (A 59)
Scene auto selector
Scene effect adjustment slider (A 61)
Center
Continuous shooting in pet portrait mode
(A 71)
Continuous
Pet portrait auto release (A 71)
On
Smart Portrait Mode
Option
168
Default value
Skin softening (A 79)
Normal
Blink proof (A 79)
Off
Smile timer (A 79)
On
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Playback Mode
Option
Default value
Slide show (A 103) Effects
Classic
Slide show (A 103) Frame intvl
3s
Slide show (A 103) Background music
None
Slide show (A 103) Volume
Medium
Movie Recording
Option
Movie options (A 130)
Default value
When a memory card is inserted:
N HD 720p (1280×720)
Movie AF mode (A 131)
Single AF
Wind noise reduction (A 132)
Off
Setup Menu
Option
Default value
None
Shooting (A 155)
Off
Playback (A 155)
Auto info
Image review (A 156)
On
Brightness (A 156)
3
Print date (A 157)
Off
Vibration reduction (A 158)
On
Motion detection (A 159)
Auto
AF assist (A 160)
Auto
Digital zoom (A 160)
On
Button sound (A 161)
On
Shutter sound (A 161)
On
Auto off (A 162)
1 min
HDMI (A 164)
Auto
HDMI device control (A 164)
On
Charge by computer (A 165)
Auto
Blink warning (A 166)
Off
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Welcome screen (A 151)
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Setup Menu
Others
Option
Paper size (A 145, 146)
Default value
Default
• Selecting Reset also clears the current file number (A 178) 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 33) before selecting Reset.
• The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with
Reset all.
Shooting settings: Preset manual data (A 58) acquired for White balance
Setup menu: Time zone and date (A 152), Language (A 164), and Video
mode under TV settings (A 164)
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Setup Menu
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory
Card)
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M h Copy
Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Tap the desired option from the copy screen.
Copy
q: Copy images from internal memory to memory
card.
r: Copy images from memory card to internal
memory.
2
Tap the desired copy option.
Camera to card
Selected images: Copy images selected. Proceed to
step 3.
3
Tap the images to be copied.
Selected
images
All images
Copy
When an image is selected, a check mark is displayed. To
cancel the selection, tap the image again. A check mark is
removed.
Basic Camera Setup
All images: Copy all images. When a confirmation dialog
is displayed, tap Yes. Images are copied. To return to the
setup menu without copying, tap No.
Tap n or rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to
full-frame playback and tap o or rotate the zoom control
to f (h) to switch back to 9-thumbnail display.
4
Tap I.
Copy
When a confirmation dialog is displayed, tap Yes. Images
are copied. To return to the setup menu without copying,
tap No.
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Setup Menu
B
Notes on Copying Images
• JPEG-, MOV-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files saved in any other format cannot be
copied.
• If voice memos (A 111) are attached to images selected for copying, voice memos are copied
with the images.
• Operation is not guaranteed with images captured with another make of camera or that have
been modified on a computer.
• When copying images selected for a Print order (A 106), the print order marking is not copied.
However, rating (A 101) and Protect (A 104) settings are copied with images.
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa, cannot be
displayed in auto sort mode (A 95).
• When images added to albums (A 88) are copied, the copies are not automatically added to the
same albums as the original images.
C
“Memory contains no images.” Message
Basic Camera Setup
If there are no images saved on a memory card inserted in the camera when playback mode is
applied, the message Memory contains no images. will be displayed. Perform the followings to
copy images in the internal memory to a memory card.
1. Tap the bottom tab to display the setting controls and tap z.
2. Tap Copy in the displayed setup menu.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 178) for more information.
r Firmware Version
Tap the bottom tab (A 150) M Tap z (Setup menu) M r Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
COOLPIX S6100 Ver.x . x
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Caring for the Camera
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
B
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the lens, and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot or battery chamber. These
parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or
damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
B
Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor, producing a
white blur effect in photographs.
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
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a
carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
B
Caring for the Camera
B
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source
Do not remove the battery while the product is on, or while images are being saved or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry.
173
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
C
Caring for the Camera
174
The Battery
• Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if necessary. Do
not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in reduced battery
performance. Whenever possible, carry a fully charged spare battery when taking pictures on
important occasions.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F). Failure
to observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F) before
use.
• When charging the COOLPIX S6100 using the Charging AC adapter EH-69P or a computer, the
charge capacity may decrease at ambient temperatures 45 °C to 60 °C (113 °F to 140 °F). The
battery is not charged at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 60 °C (140 °F).
• Note that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool before charging.
Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair its performance, or prevent
it from charging normally.
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure that the battery is fully charged
before heading outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and
exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning. Should the battery
terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
• If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing
it for storage. The battery should be stored in a cool location with an ambient temperature of 15 to
25 °C (59 to 77 °F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold locations.
• Always remove the battery from the camera or optional battery charger when it is not being used.
When inserted, minute amounts of current are drawn from the battery even when not in use. This
may result in excessive draining of the battery and complete loss of function. Turning the camera
on or off while the battery is exhausted can result in reduced battery life.
• Recharge the battery at least once every six months and completely exhaust it before returning it
to storage.
• After removing the battery from the camera or battery charger, replace the supplied terminal
cover and store in a cool place.
• A marked drop in the time a fully-charged battery retains its charge, when used at room
temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new EN-EL12 battery.
• Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable resource.
Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
Cleaning
Lens
Avoid touching the lens with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower
(typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is
pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints
or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft
cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of them and working
toward the edges. If this fails, clean them using a cloth lightly dampened with
commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains,
clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry
cloth. After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty
environment, wipe off any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened
with fresh water and dry thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the
camera could cause damage not covered by the warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Storage
C
Caring for the Camera
Turn the camera off when not in use. Be sure that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away. Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an
extended period. Do not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or
in any of the following locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic
common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images saved using the
product will not be affected.
• White or colored streaks may be visible when bright subjects are framed in the monitor. This
phenomenon, known as “smear,” occurs when extremely bright light strikes the image sensor; it is
characteristic of image sensors and does not indicate a malfunction. Smear may also take the form
of partial discoloration in the monitor during shooting. It does not appear in images 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.
• 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.
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Technical Notes and Index
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable battery Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL121
Charging AC adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P1, 2
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-65
AC Adapter EH-62F (connect as shown)
1
2
3
AC adapter
Be sure that the power connector cord has been properly aligned
in power connector and battery chamber grooves before closing
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
If part of the cord runs out of the grooves, the cover or cord may
be damaged when the cover is closed.
1
Technical Notes and Index
176
2
USB cable
USB Cable UC-E61
Audio/video cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP161
Supplied with camera at time of purchase (see page 3 of the Quick Start Guide).
When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as necessary.
For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
Optional Accessories
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. Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory
cards with a lower Speed Class rating are used.
SD memory card
SDHC memory card2
SDXC memory card3
SanDisk
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, 24 GB,
32 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
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Technical Notes and Index
1 If the memory card is used with a card reader or similar device, be sure that the
device supports an SD memory card of 2 GB or more.
2 SDHC compliant. If the memory card is used with a card reader or similar
device, be sure that the device is compliant with the SDHC standard.
3 SDXC compliant. If the memory card is used with a card reader or similar
device, be sure that the device is compliant with the SDXC standard.
Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
177
File and Folder Names
Images, movies, or voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
D SC N 00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still images (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies
DSCN
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
SSCN
Cropped copies (voice memo
attachment included)
RSCN
Extension (signifies the file type)
Still images
.JPG
Movies
.MOV
Voice memos
.WAV
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
Copies created using editing
function other than small
picture and crop (voice memo FSCN
attachment included)
Copies created in Draw scene
mode
Technical Notes and Index
178
MSCN
• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by a fivecharacter identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for images
captured using Panorama assist scene mode (e.g. “101P_001”; A 74) 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.”
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the image
to which the voice memo is attached.
• Files copied using Copy>Selected images are copied to the current folder,
where they are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the
largest file number in memory. Copy>All images copies all folders from the
source medium; file names do not change but new folder numbers are
assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest folder number on the
destination medium (A 171).
• 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
(A 163), or a new memory card is inserted.
Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the
monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.
Display
Description
A
Solution
Clock not set.
Set date and time.
152
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Charge or replace the
battery.
16, 18
Battery temperature is
high.
Turn off camera, and allow
battery to cool down
before resuming use. After
five seconds, this message
will disappear, the monitor
will turn off, and the
power-on lamp will blink
rapidly. After the lamps
blink for three minutes, the
camera will turn off
automatically. Pressing the
power switch also turns off
the camera.
21
Q (● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
30, 31
• Refocus.
54
• Focus on another
subject positioned at the
same distance from the
camera as the intended
subject.
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
saving is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when saving is complete.
–
u
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is in
“lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch
to “write” position.
25
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
177
• Check that connectors
24
are clean.
• Confirm that memory
24
card is correctly inserted.
P
Battery temperature
high
P
This card cannot be
used.
P
This card cannot be
read.
Technical Notes and Index
O (blinks)
179
Error Messages
Display
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
u
Out of memory.
Description
Solution
A
Memory card has not been
formatted for use in
COOLPIX S6100.
Formatting deletes all data
saved on the memory card.
Be sure to tap No and
make copies of any images
25
which need to be kept
before formatting the
memory card. Tap Yes to
format the memory card.
Memory card is full.
• Choose smaller image
size.
• Delete images.
• Insert new memory card.
• Remove memory card
and use internal
memory.
45
33
24
24
Error occurred while saving Format internal memory or
163
image.
memory card.
Technical Notes and Index
180
P
Image cannot be
saved.
Camera has run out of file
numbers.
Insert new memory card, or
format internal memory or 178
memory card.
Image cannot be used for
welcome screen.
The following images
cannot be registered as
welcome screen.
• Images captured at an
Image mode setting of
151
l 4608×2592
• Images reduced to 320 ×
240 size or smaller with
cropping or small picture
editing
Insufficient space to save a
copy.
Delete images from
destination.
N
Album is full. No
200 images have already
further pictures can be been added to album.
added.
• Remove some images
from album.
• Add to other albums.
u
A blink was detected
in the picture just
taken.
Check the image in
playback mode.
One or more portrait
subjects may have blinked
when the image was
captured.
33
91
88
79, 82
Error Messages
Display
Description
A
Solution
P
Sound file cannot be
saved.
A voice memo cannot be
attached to this file.
• Voice memos cannot be
attached to movies.
• Select an image
captured with COOLPIX
S6100.
u
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected
image.
• Select images that
113
support editing function.
• Movies cannot be
–
edited.
u
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
129,
177
24
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 image from
internal memory to
memory card, display
the setup menu and
select Copy.
The image has not been
added to album.
• Add the image to album. 88
• Choose the album to
90
which image was added.
N
Memory contains no
images.
112
171
96
N
File contains no image
data.
File not created with this
camera.
P
This file cannot be
played back.
File cannot be viewed on
this camera. View file using
a computer or the device
used to create or edit this
file.
–
u
All images are hidden.
No images are available for
a slide show.
–
102
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Image is protected.
Disable protection.
104
Technical Notes and Index
No images are contained in Select the category
the category selected in
containing the sorted
auto sort mode.
images.
–
181
Error Messages
Display
A
Solution
–
u
Rating maximum
reached. No further
pictures can be rated.
999 images have already
been rated.
Cancel the rating setting of
101
them.
u
No images with this
rating found.
There are no images with
the selected rating.
• Apply the rating to
images.
• Select a rating that has
been applied to images.
u
Movies can not be
rated.
Tried to rate a movie.
Ratings cannot be applied
to movies. Select a still
image.
101
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then
on again. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service
representative.
21, 26
USB cable disconnected
P
during data transfer to
Communications error
printer.
Turn camera off and
reconnect cable.
144
System error
Q
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove
and reinsert battery, and
turn camera on. If error
persists, contact retailer or
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
17
PR
Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error.
Check printer. After solving
the problem, tap Resume –
to resume printing.*
PR
Printer error: check
paper
Specified size of paper is
not loaded in printer.
Load the specified paper,
tap Resume to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: paper
jam
Paper has jammed in
printer.
Eject the jammed paper,
tap Resume to resume
printing.*
–
Lens error
Q
Technical Notes and Index
182
Description
N
Destination in same time
Travel destination is in
zone as home.
the current time zone.
154
101
101
Error Messages
Display
PR
Printer error: out of
paper
Description
A
Solution
Load the specified paper,
tap Resume to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Ink error.
Printer error: check ink
Check ink, tap Resume to
resume printing.*
–
PR
Running out of ink or ink
Printer error: out of ink cartridge is empty.
Replace ink cartridge, tap
Resume to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
Tap Cancel to cancel
printing.
–
No paper is loaded in
printer.
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
Technical Notes and Index
183
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Display, Settings and Power Supply
Problem
• Confirm all connections.
• Off is selected for Charge by computer in
the setup menu.
• When charging by connecting the camera to
a computer, battery charging stops when the
camera is turned off.
• When charging by connecting the camera to
a computer, battery charging stops when the
computer is suspended (sleeping), and the
camera may turn off.
• Depending upon computer specifications,
settings, and status, charging the battery
inserted in the camera may not be possible
via computer connection.
18
165
Camera cannot be turned on.
• Battery is exhausted.
• The camera cannot be turned on while
connected to an electrical outlet via the
Charging AC Adapter.
26
18
26
162
Camera turns off without
warning.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save
power.
• The camera and battery may not work
properly at low temperatures.
• The camera turns off if the Charging AC
Adapter is connected while the camera is on.
• The camera turns off if the USB cable
connecting it to a computer or printer is
disconnected. Reconnect the USB cable.
• Inside of the camera has become hot. Leave
the camera off until the inside of the camera
has cooled, and then try turning it on again.
The battery inserted in the
camera cannot be charged.
Technical Notes and Index
184
A
Cause/Solution
142
142
–
174
18
138,
140,
144
–
Troubleshooting
Problem
Monitor is blank.
Cause/Solution
A
• Camera is off.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the
power switch, the shutter-release button, A
button, c button, or b (e movie-record)
button.
• When flash lamp blinks, wait until flash has
charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB
cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via audio/video
cable or HDMI cable.
21
21, 162
35
138
134
Monitor is hard to read.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
155
175
No indicators displayed in
monitor.
Playback is set to Auto info for Monitor
settings in the setup menu.
155
Print date not available.
Set the correct time and date using the Date
and time setting in Time zone and date
option in the setup menu.
22, 152
Date not appearing on images
even when Print date is
enabled.
• Another function that restricts the Print date
option is enabled.
• The current shooting mode is one that does
not support Print date.
Screen for setting date and
time is displayed when camera Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were
is turned on.
restored to their default values.
Camera settings reset.
80
Technical Notes and Index
Date and time of recording are
not correct.
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not
22, 152
set” indicator blinks during shooting and
movie recording. Images and movies saved
before clock is set are dated “00/00/0000
00:00” or “01/01/2011 00:00” respectively. Set
the correct time and date using the Date and
time setting in Time zone and date option
in the setup menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more
152
accurate timepieces and reset as required.
157
153
185
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Monitor turns off, and the
power-on lamp blinks rapidly.
Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera and
allow battery to cool down before resuming use.
After the lamp blinks for three minutes, the
21
camera will turn off automatically. Pressing the
power switch also turns off the camera.
Camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when shooting
movies for an extended period of time or when
the camera is used in a hot area; this is not a
malfunction.
–
Electronically Controlled Cameras
Technical Notes and Index
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the
camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a
strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery,
then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that disconnecting
the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not saved
to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data
already saved will not be affected.
Shooting
Problem
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
No image captured when
shutter-release button is
pressed.
186
Cause/Solution
A
Disconnect HDMI cable or USB cable.
134,
138,
144
• When camera is in playback mode, or setting
items or setup menu are displayed, press the
shutter-release button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
32
26
35
Troubleshooting
Cause/Solution
A
• Subject is too close. Try shooting using macro
mode, or the Scene auto selector or Close-up
scene 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.
39, 62,
68
Images are blurred.
• Use flash.
• Increase the ISO sensitivity value.
• Enable vibration reduction or motion
detection.
• Use BSS (best shot selector).
• Use tripod and self-timer.
34
55
158,
159
56
37
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.
175
Problem
Camera cannot focus.
Bright specks appear in images Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Set the flash
captured with flash.
mode setting to c (off).
Digital zoom cannot be used.
Image mode not available.
160
21
35
• The flash mode is set to c (off).
• Scene mode with which the flash does not
function is selected.
• On is selected for Blink proof in smart
portrait mode.
• Another function that restricts flash is
enabled.
34
60
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
• Digital zoom is not available in the following
situations.
- When Subject tracking is selected for the
touch shooting setting.
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait,
Night portrait or Pet portrait scene
mode is selected.
- When shooting in smart portrait mode
- When Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16.
160
79
80
Technical Notes and Index
Flash does not fire.
31
50
62, 64,
65, 71
76
56
Another function that restricts the Image mode
80
option is enabled.
187
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
No sound when shutter is
released.
161
AF-assist illuminator does not
light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option in the
setup menu. AF-assist illuminator may not light
depending on the position of the focus area or
the current scene mode, even when Auto is
selected.
64-71,
160
Images appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
175
Colors are unnatural.
White balance does not match light source.
57
Randomly spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in image.
Shutter speed too slow or ISO sensitivity is high
as the subject is dark. Noise can be reduced by:
• Using flash.
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
34
55
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
Technical Notes and Index
188
Cause/Solution
Off is selected for Sound settings>Shutter
sound in setup menu. No sound is heard with
some shooting modes and settings, even when
On is selected.
•
•
•
•
•
•
The flash mode is set to c (off)
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Increase ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Select Backlighting scene
mode or set the flash mode setting to X (fill
flash).
34
28
34
40
55
34, 70
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
40
Unexpected results when flash
set to b (auto with red-eye
reduction).
When taking pictures with b (auto with redeye reduction) or fill flash with slow sync and
red-eye reduction in Night portrait scene
mode, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix may be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye. Use any scene
mode other than Night portrait, and change
the flash mode to any setting other than b
(auto with red-eye reduction) and try shooting
again.
34, 65
Skin tones are not softened.
• Under some shooting conditions, facial skin
tones may not be softened.
• Select e (skin softening) for Glamour
retouch in the retouch menu for images
containing four or more faces.
77
124
Troubleshooting
Problem
Saving images takes time.
A
Cause/Solution
It may take more time to save images in the
following situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in
operation
• When flash mode is set to b (auto with redeye reduction)
• When the skin softening function is applied
while shooting
35
36
64, 65,
79
Playback
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
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.
–
• The COOLPIX S6100 is not able to zoom in on
images captured with another make or model
of digital camera.
Cannot record or play back
voice memos.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to images
captured with other cameras. Voice memos
attached to images using another camera
cannot be played back on this camera.
133
111
133
45
Cannot edit images.
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• These options cannot be used with images
captured at an Image mode setting of
l 4608×2592.
• Select images that support editing functions.
• Camera is unable to edit images captured
with other cameras.
Technical Notes and Index
File cannot be played back.
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by –
computer or other make of camera.
• The COOLPIX S6100 is not able to playback
133
movies recorded with another make or model
of digital camera.
113
113
189
Troubleshooting
Problem
Images not displayed on
television.
Album icon restored to default
settings, or images added to
Data on the memory card may not be played
album not displayed in favorite back correctly if overwritten by a computer.
pictures mode.
The saved images are not
displayed in auto sort mode.
Technical Notes and Index
Nikon Transfer 2 does not start
when camera is connected.
190
A
Cause/Solution
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in
the TV settings setup menu.
• Both an HDMI cable and an audio/video
cable, or both an HDMI cable and a USB cable
are connected.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card. Remove the memory card to
play back images from the internal memory.
• TV display is turned off and images are
displayed in the camera monitor.
164
134,
138
24
136
–
• The desired image was sorted to a category
other than the category currently displayed.
• Images saved by a camera other than the
COOLPIX S6100 and images copied using the
Copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort
mode.
• Images saved in the internal memory or on
the memory card may not be played back
correctly if overwritten by a computer.
• Up to 999 images and movies in total can be
added to each category. If the desired
category already contains 999 images or
movies in total, new images or movies cannot
be added.
95
•
•
•
•
•
•
21
26
138
–
137
141
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 on Nikon
Transfer 2, refer to help information contained
in ViewNX 2.
171
–
96
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the
PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed
The PictBridge startup screen is
and it may be impossible to print images when
not displayed when the
Auto is selected for the Charge by computer
camera is connected to a
option in the setup menu. Set the Charge by
printer.
computer option to Off and reconnect the
camera to the printer.
A
165
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the 24
memory card.
• Remove the memory card to print images
24
from the internal memory.
Cannot select paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera
in the following situations, even when printing
from a PictBridge-compatible printer:
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper
size.
145,
146
–
Technical Notes and Index
191
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S6100 Digital Camera
Type
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Lens
Focal length
f/-number
Construction
Digital zoom
Vibration reduction
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range (from
lens)
Focus-area selection
Technical Notes and Index
Monitor
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Image size (pixels)
192
Compact digital camera
16.0 million
1/2.3-in. type CCD; total pixels: approx. 16.44 million
7× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
5.0-35.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-196 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/3.7-5.6
9 elements in 7 groups
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 784 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens-shift
Contrast-detect AF
• Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞ (W); approx. 1.1 m (3 ft. 8 in.) to
∞ (T)
• Macro mode: Approx. 3 cm (1.2 in.) (zoom position on the
wide-angle side from the G icon where the F icon glows
green) to ∞
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual
(focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject
tracking
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD (touch panel) with
anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to
actual picture)
• Internal memory (approx. 20 MB)
• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
• 16M (High image quality) [4608 × 3456P]
• 16M [4608 × 3456]
• 8M [3264 × 2448]
• 5M [2592 × 1944]
• 3M [2048 × 1536]
• PC [1024 × 768]
• VGA [640 × 480]
• 16:9 [4608 × 2592]
Specifications
ISO sensitivity (Standard
output sensitivity)
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Supported languages
Power sources
Charging time
Battery life
(EN-EL12)
Tripod socket
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Weight
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than
2×), spot (digital zoom 2× or more)
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and
exposure compensation
(–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/2000-1 s
4 s (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.7 and f/10.4 [W])
Can be selected from 10 and 2 second duration
[W]: 0.5 to 4.5 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 14 ft.)
[T]: 1.1 to 2.4 m (3 ft. 8 in. to 7 ft. 10 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio video output/digital I/O (USB),
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese,
Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish,
Ukrainian
Technical Notes and Index
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Video output
HDMI output
I/O terminal
• ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 80 to 400, 80 to 800)
One EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 3 hours and 20 minutes (when using Charging AC
Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Still pictures*: Approx. 210 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 35 min (HD 720p (1280×720))
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx. 97.9 × 58.0 × 26.6 mm (3.9 × 2.3 × 1.1 in.) (excluding
projections)
Approx. 175 g (6.2 oz.) (with battery and SD memory card)
193
Specifications
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of
25 °C (77 °F).
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life
of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2) °C (73 (±4) °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash
fired with every other shot, image mode set to P 4608×3456. Battery life may vary
depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Technical Notes and Index
194
Specifications
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
DC 3.7 V, 1050 mAh
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 32 × 43.8 × 7.9 mm (1.3 × 1.7 × 0.3 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 22.5 g (0.8 oz) (excluding terminal cover)
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
Rated input
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.068-0.042 A
Rated capacity
6.8-10.1 VA
Rated output
DC 5.0 V, 550 mA
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 55 × 22 × 54 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.2 in.) (excluding plug
adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 55 × 59 × 63 mm (2.2 × 2.4 × 2.5 in.)
Weight
Approx. 55 g (2.0 oz) (excluding plug adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz)
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.
195
Specifications
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital
camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows
images to be printed from print orders saved on memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: This camera supports Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
version 2.3 for digital still cameras, 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
196
Index
Symbols
g (Tele) 4
f (Wide) 4
R 75
A Auto mode 26
F Auto sort mode 95
H Exit icon 14
h Favorite pictures mode 88
C List by date mode 98
be Movie record button 6
c Playback button 5, 6, 32
c Playback mode 32
i Playback zoom 4, 85
J Return icon 14
C Scene mode 59
z Setup menu 149
A Shooting mode button 5, 6
F Smart portrait mode 76
h Thumbnail playback 4, 83
A
B
Back light o 70
Battery 16, 18, 153
Battery charger 20, 176
Battery latch 5, 16
Battery level indicator 26
Battery-chamber 5
C
Charge by computer 165
Charge lamp 5, 19, 142
Charger 18
Charging AC Adapter 18
Close-up k 68
Cloudy 57
Compression ratio 45
Computer 137
Connector cover 4
Continuous 56
Copy n 70
Copying images 171
Crop 127
D
Date and time 152
Date format 23, 152
Daylight 57
Daylight saving time 22, 153
Delete 33, 112
Digital zoom 29, 160
Direct print 143
D-Lighting 119
DPOF 196
DPOF print 148
Drag 8
Drag and drop 8
Draw A 70, 72
DSCN 178
Dusk/dawn i 67
Technical Notes and Index
AC adapter 176
AF area 30
AF assist 160
Album 90
Aperture 30
Audio/video cable 134, 176
Audio/video-in jack 134
Auto flash 34
Auto mode 26
Auto off 162
Auto sort mode 95
Autofocus 39
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
5, 16, 24
Beach Z 66
Best Shot Selector 56
Blink proof 79
Brightness 156
BSS 56
Built-in microphone (stereo) 4, 111
Button sound 161
197
Index
E
EH-69P 18
EN-EL12 16, 18
Exposure compensation 40
Extension 178
Eyelet for camera strap 4
F
Technical Notes and Index
Face detection 28, 42
Favorite pictures mode 92
File names 178
Fill flash 34
Filter effects 122
Fireworks show m 69
Firmware version 172
Fixed range auto 55
Flash 4, 34, 35
Flash lamp 5, 35
Flash off 34
Fluorescent 57
Focus 7, 30
Folder name 178
Food u 68
Format 25, 163
Format memory card 25, 163
Formatting internal memory 163
FSCN 178
Full-frame playback 82
Full-time AF 131
G
Glamour retouch 124
H
Halfway 7
HD 720p 130
HDMI 164
HDMI cable 134
HDMI device control 164
Help 59
I
198
Identifier 178
Image mode 45
Image review 156
Image size 45
Imprinting date and time 157
Incandescent 57
Internal memory 24
Internal memory indicator 27
ISO sensitivity 55
J
JPG 178
L
Landscape c 64
Language 164
Lens 4, 192
Lens cover 4
Li-ion rechargeable battery 16
List by date mode 98
M
Macro mode 39
Memory card 24, 177
Memory card slot 5, 24
Menus 151
Monitor 5, 10, 175
Monitor settings 155
Motion detection 159
MOV 178
Movie AF mode 131
Movie length 131
Movie options 130
Movie playback 133
Movie recording 128
MSCN 178
Multi-shot 16 56
Museum l 69
N
Night landscape j 67
Night portrait e 65
Nikon Transfer 2 137, 138
Number of exposures remaining 26, 46
O
Optional accessories 176
Index
P
Shooting mode 41
Shutter sound 161
Shutter speed 30
Shutter-release button 4, 30
Single 56
Single AF 131
Skin softening 79
Slide show 102
Slow Sync 34
Small picture 126
Smart portrait mode 76
Smile timer 79
Snow z 66
Sound settings 161
Speaker 5
Sports d 65
SSCN 178
Strap 7
Stretch 120
Stylus 9
Subject tracking 50
Sunset h 66
Q
T
Quick retouch 118
Rating 101
Rechargeable battery 176
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 16, 18
Recording movies 128
Red-eye reduction 34, 36
Reset all 168
Rotate image 110
RSCN 178
Tap 8
Thumbnail playback 83
Time zone 22, 152, 154
Time zone and date 22, 152
Touch AF/AE 52
Touch shooting 44
Touch shutter 47
Tripod socket 5
TV 134
TV settings 164
S
U
Scene Auto Selector d 62
Scene mode 59, 64
Self-timer 37
Self-timer lamp 4, 38
Setup menu 149
Shooting 26, 28, 30, 155
USB cable 138, 144
USB/audio/video output connector 4,
134, 138, 144
R
Technical Notes and Index
Paint 115
Panorama assist p 70, 74
Panorama Maker 5 137, 141
Paper size 145, 146
Party/indoor f 66
Perspective control 121
Pet portrait auto release 71
Pet portrait O 71
PictBridge 143, 196
Playback 32, 82, 83, 85, 112, 133, 155
Playback mode 87
Portrait b 64
Power 22, 26
Power switch 4, 26
Power-on lamp 4, 26
Preset manual 58
Press halfway 7
Print 145, 146
Print date 109, 157
Print order 106
Printer 143
V
VGA 130, 131
Vibration reduction 158
199
Index
Video mode 135, 164
ViewNX 2 137, 141
Voice memo 111
Volume 112, 133
W
WAV 178
Welcome screen 151
White balance 57
Wind noise reduction 132
Z
Zoom 29
Zoom control 4, 29
Technical Notes and Index
200
201
202
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