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Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need,
the following symbols and conventions are used:
Introduction
This icon marks cautions, information that
should be read before use to prevent damage to the camera.
Basic Photography and
Playback
This icon marks notes, information that
should be read before using the camera.
Scene and Movie Modes
This icon marks tips, additional information
that may be helpful when using the camera.
Viewing Pictures on the
Camera
This icon indicates that more information is
available elsewhere in this manual or in the
Quick Start Guide.
Connecting to Televisions,
Computers, and Printers
Basic Camera Setup:
The Setup Menu
Shooting Options:
The Shooting Menu
Playback Options:
The Playback Menu
Movie Options:
The Movie Menu
Memory Cards
Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the
camera’s internal memory or on removable memory
cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures
will be stored on the memory card and delete, playback, and format operations will apply only to the
pictures on the memory card. The memory card
must be removed before the internal memory can
be formatted or used to store, delete, or view pictures.
Technical Notes
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep
these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed in
this section are indicated by the following symbol:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the camera or AC
adapter, unplug the AC adapter and remove the batteries immediately, taking
care to avoid burns. Continued operation
could result in injury. After removing or
disconnecting the power source, take the
equipment to a Nikon-authorized service
representative for inspection.
Do not disassemble
Touching the product’s internal parts
could result in injury. Repairs should be
performed only by qualified technicians.
Should the camera break open as the result
of a fall or other accident, take the product
to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection after unplugging the
product and/or removing the batteries.
Do not use the camera or AC adapter in the presence of flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in the
presence of flammable gas, as this could
result in explosion or fire.
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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 batteries or other
small parts into their mouths.
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•
Observe caution when handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if improperly
handled. Observe the following precautions when handling batteries for use in
this product:
Before replacing the batteries, turn the
product off. If you are using an AC adapter,
be sure it is unplugged.
Use only the batteries listed on page 6 of
this manual. Do not use other types. Do
not mix old and new batteries or batteries
of different makes or types.
Charge and use each pair of Nikon rechargeable Nikon EN-MH1-B2 NiMH batteries together as a set. Do not mix batteries from different pairs.
Insert batteries in the correct orientation.
Do not short or disassemble batteries or attempt to remove or break the covering.
Do not expose batteries to flame or to excessive heat.
Do not immerse in or expose to water.
Do not transport or store with metal objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
Batteries are prone to leakage when fully
discharged. To avoid damage to the product, be sure to remove the batteries when
no charge remains.
Discontinue use immediately should you
notice any change in the batteries, such as
discoloration or deformation.
If liquid from damaged batteries comes in
contact with clothing or skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
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Observe the following precaution when handling
the battery charger
If an MH-71 battery charger is provided
with the camera, observe the following
precautions:
Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or electric shock.
Dust on or near the metal parts of the plug
should be removed with a dry cloth. Continued use could result in fire.
Do not handle the power cable or go near
the battery charger during thunderstorms.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug or
bend the power cable, place it under
heavy objects, or expose it to heat or flame.
Should the insulation be damaged and the
wires become exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for inspection. Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
Do not handle the plug or battery charger
with wet hands. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input and
output jacks, use only the cables provided
or sold by Nikon for the purpose, to maintain compliance with product regulations.
Handle moving parts with care
Be careful that your fingers or other objects
are not pinched by the lens cover or other
moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs supplied with this device
should not be played back on audio CD
equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an audio
CD player could cause hearing loss or damage the equipment.
Observe caution when operating the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s eyes
could cause temporary visual impairment.
Particular care should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should
be no less than one meter (39 in.) from the
subject.
Do not fire the flash while it is touching a person
or object
Such use can result in the person being
burned, and/or their clothes igniting from
the heat of the flash.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should be
taken to avoid injury due to broken glass
and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
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Notices
• 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 has been made to ensure
that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would appreciate it
were you to bring any errors or omissions to
the attention of the Nikon representative in
your area (address provided separately).
Notice for Customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to
COOLPIX L1
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,
CAUTIONS
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
Modifications
and, if not installed and used in accordance with
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any
the instructions, may cause harmful interference
changes or modifications made to this device
to radio communications. However, there is no
that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corguarantee that interference will not occur in a
poration may void the user’s authority to operparticular installation. If this equipment does
ate the equipment.
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
Interface Cables
the equipment off and on, the user is encourUse the interface cables sold or provided by
aged to try to correct the interference by one or
Nikon for your equipment. Using other intermore of the following measures:
face cables may exceed the limits of Class B Part
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
15 of the FCC rules.
• Increase the separation between the equipNotice for customers in the State of California
ment and receiver.
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product will
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a cirexpose you to lead, a chemical known to the
cuit different from that to which the receiver is
State of California to cause birth defects or other
connected.
reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio /
television technician for help.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York
11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAUTION
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing
Equipment Regulations.
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ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte
toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Symbol for Separate Collection in European Countries
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.
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by
means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied 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
has been 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. Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage to
property when physically destroying data storage devices.
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety .......................................................................................................................................................................ii
Introduction
1
Parts of the Camera ..................................................................................................................................... 2
The Monitor ................................................................................................................................................... 4
First Steps........................................................................................................................................................ 6
Inserting Batteries .............................................................................................................................................................. 6
Basic Setup.............................................................................................................................................................................. 7
Inserting Memory Cards................................................................................................................................................. 9
Basic Photography and Playback
10
Mode .......................................................................................................................................................10
Viewing Pictures .........................................................................................................................................13
Using the Flash ...........................................................................................................................................14
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer .....................................................................................................15
Macro Close-up Mode ..............................................................................................................................16
Exposure Compensation .........................................................................................................................16
Scene and Movie Modes
17
Scene Mode .................................................................................................................................................17
Assist Modes ........................................................................................................................................................................18
Other Scenes .......................................................................................................................................................................22
Movie Mode .................................................................................................................................................25
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
26
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ............................................................................................26
Deleting Pictures ...............................................................................................................................................................26
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..................................................................................................................27
Enhancing Contrast: D-Lighting ..............................................................................................................................28
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback ..............................................................................................................29
Movie Playback ..................................................................................................................................................................30
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
31
Viewing Pictures on TV ............................................................................................................................31
Viewing Pictures on a Computer ..........................................................................................................31
Printing Pictures .........................................................................................................................................34
Menus
39
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu ................................................................................................41
Welcome Screen ...............................................................................................................................................................41
Date ...........................................................................................................................................................................................42
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................................43
Date Imprint.........................................................................................................................................................................44
Sound Settings ...................................................................................................................................................................45
Blur Warning ........................................................................................................................................................................45
Auto Off ..................................................................................................................................................................................45
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Format Memory/ Format Card .................................................................................................................................46
Language ...............................................................................................................................................................................46
Interface..................................................................................................................................................................................46
Reset all ...................................................................................................................................................................................47
Battery Type..........................................................................................................................................................................47
Menus ......................................................................................................................................................................................47
Firmware Version ...............................................................................................................................................................47
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu .............................................................................................48
Image Mode ........................................................................................................................................................................48
White Balance .....................................................................................................................................................................49
Metering .................................................................................................................................................................................50
Continuous ...........................................................................................................................................................................51
BSS..............................................................................................................................................................................................51
Color Options ......................................................................................................................................................................52
AF-Area Mode .....................................................................................................................................................................52
Auto-focus Mode ..............................................................................................................................................................52
Playback Options: The Playback Menu ..............................................................................................54
Print Set ...................................................................................................................................................................................54
Slide Show.............................................................................................................................................................................54
Delete .......................................................................................................................................................................................55
Protect .....................................................................................................................................................................................55
Transfer Marking ................................................................................................................................................................55
Small Pic..................................................................................................................................................................................56
Copy ..........................................................................................................................................................................................56
Movie Options: The Movie Menu .........................................................................................................57
Movie Options ....................................................................................................................................................................57
Auto-focus Mode ..............................................................................................................................................................57
Technical Notes
58
Optional Accessories ................................................................................................................................58
Caring for the Camera ..............................................................................................................................59
Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................................................60
Storage ....................................................................................................................................................................................60
Error Messages ............................................................................................................................................61
Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................................................63
Appendix ......................................................................................................................................................66
Specifications ..............................................................................................................................................70
Index ...............................................................................................................................................................72
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Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera
are engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of
this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon
dealer.
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Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX L1 digital camera. This manual
has been written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera.
Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who use the
product will read it.
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.
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL
below for contact information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
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Introduction
The documentation for this product also includes the manuals listed below. Please
be sure to read all instructions thoroughly to get the most from the camera.
• Quick Start Guide: The Quick Start Guide takes you through the process of unpacking and setting up your Nikon digital camera, taking your first photographs, and
transferring them to your computer.
• PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD): The PictureProject Reference Manual contains information on using the PictureProject software provided with your camera. For information on viewing the reference manual, see the Quick Start Guide.
Parts of the Camera
Power-on lamp
( 10)
Power switch (
Microphone
( 25, 29)
10)
Introduction
Shutter-release
button ( 12)
Speaker
( 29, 30, 45)
Built-in flash (
Eyelet for
camera
strap
14)
Self-timer lamp
( 15)
Lens (
11)
Lens cover
closed
Power cord channel
cover for optional AC
adapter ( 58)
Battery-chamber
cover ( 7, 9)
Lens cover
Memory card slot (
Battery chamber (
Attaching the Camera Strap
Attach the strap as shown at right.
2
햲
9)
7)
햳
(auto)
mode ( 10)
Flash lamp (
(
14)
(scene)
mode ( 17)
(movie)
mode ( 25)
Mode selector
( 10, 17, 25)
Monitor
4–5, 10, 13)
MENU button (
39)
Multi selector (
7, 39)
(delete) button
( 13, 26, 27)
Connector cover
( 31, 32, 35)
Tripod socket
(playback) button
( 13, 26)
Replacing the
connector cover
쐃
Cable connector
( 31, 32, 35)
쐇
The Multi Selector
Press the multi selector up, down, left, or right to highlight pictures and menu items, then
press the center to select. The buttons on the multi selector are also used to:
: Display flash mode menu (
: Display self-timer menu (
15)
: Display macro mode menu
( 16)
14)
: Display exposure compensation
menu ( 16)
: Perform D-lighting (
: Transfer pictures (
28)
31–32)
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Introduction
Zoom button ( 11). See also:
•
(thumbnail playback): 26
• (playback zoom): 27
•
(help): 40
The Monitor
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback
(actual display varies with current camera settings):
Shooting
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11
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12 Number of exposures
remaining .......................................................10, 67
Movie length ................................................25, 67
13 Flash mode ............................................................14
14 Focus areas.....................................................12, 52
15 Exposure compensation ...............................16
16 Image mode .................................................48, 67
17 Sensitivity ................................................................12
18 Continuous shooting mode .......................51
19 Best Shot Selector (BSS) .................................51
20 Macro close-up mode ....................................16
21 White balance ......................................................49
22 Color option ..........................................................52
1 Current folder .......................................................68
2 File number and type ......................................68
3 Internal memory / memory card
indicator......................................................................9
4 Battery level indicator .....................................10
5 D-Lighting guide................................................28
6 Volume indicator ........................................29, 30
7 Voice memo recording guide ....................29
8 Voice memo playback guide ......................29
9 Current frame number /
total number of frames
Movie length ........................................................30
10 D-Lighting icon ...................................................28
11 Movie playback indicator ..............................30
12 Voice memo icon ...............................................29
13 Image mode .........................................................48
14 Movie indicator ...................................................30
15 Protect icon ...........................................................55
16 Print-order icon ...................................................38
17 Transfer icon ..................................................32, 55
18 Time of recording ...........................................7–8
19 Date of recording ............................................7–8
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Introduction
1 Shooting mode ...................................10, 17, 25
2 Exposure lock .......................................................24
3 Zoom indicator............................................11, 16
4 Focus indicator ....................................................12
5 Battery level indicator .....................................10
6 Internal memory / memory card
indicator......................................................................9
7 Camera shake icon ............................................12
8 “Date not set” indicator ..................................61
9 Time zone indicator..........................................42
10 Self-timer indicator ...........................................15
11 Date imprint / date counter ..........................44
First Steps
Inserting Batteries
The camera uses two AA batteries. Depending on the country or region of purchase, the package will include either alkaline batteries or an MH-71 battery charger with rechargeable EN-MH1-B2 batteries.
Introduction
1
Charge the batteries (EN-MH1-B2 batteries only)
If the camera came with a battery charger and rechargeable Nikon EN-MH1-B2
NiMH batteries, charge the batteries as described below. If the camera came
with a pair of alkaline batteries, skip to Step 2 on the following page.
1.1 Plug the charger in
Connect the power cable to the charger (햲
햲)
and then plug it into a power outlet (햳
햳). The
CHARGE lamp will light (햴
햴).
햴
햳
햲
1.2 Charge the batteries
Insert the batteries as indicated on the charger. The CHARGE lamp will start to blink.
Charging is complete when the CHARGE
lamp stops blinking.
A pair of new or fully exhausted batteries will
charge in about two and a half hours.
Batteries
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages ii–iii and 59 of this manual. The camera
can be used with AA alkaline (LR6) batteries, Nikon rechargeable EN-MH1-B2 NiMH batteries,
ZR6 oxy-nickel batteries, and FR6/L91 lithium batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries or
batteries of different makes or types. Batteries with the following defects can not be used:
Peeling or
damaged
insulation
Insulation does
not reach negative
terminal
Flat negative
terminal
EN-MH1-B2 Batteries
Charge EN-MH1-B2 batteries before first use. Charge and use as a set: do not charge batteries one at a time or mix batteries from different pairs. Note that the batteries may tend to
discharge more quickly when new or after a long period of disuse. The batteries will retain a
charge longer once they have been used and recharged several times. “Memory” effects that
result in reduced battery capacity can be avoided by periodically refreshing the batteries as
described in the Appendix ( 69).
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2
Insert the batteries
Is the Camera Off?
Confirm that the power-on lamp is off before inserting or removing batteries.
햳
햴
햲
Introduction
2.1 Open the battery chamber
Hold the camera upside down to prevent the
batteries from falling out.
2.2 Insert the batteries
Insert the batteries as shown.
2.3 Close the battery chamber
The Battery Type Menu
After replacing the batteries, check that the option selected for Battery Type in the
setup menu matches the type of battery used ( 47).
Basic Setup
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on.
Choose a language and set the time and date as described below.
The Multi Selector
The multi selector is used in the steps that follow. The buttons
needed to perform a task are shown in black; if more than one
button is highlighted, any of the highlighted buttons can be
used. For example, “press the multi selector up or down” is
shown as illustrated at right.
1
2
Turn camera on.
Highlight language.
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3
4
Introduction
TIME ZONE menu displayed.*
Confirmation dialog displayed.
* If daylight saving time is in effect, press multi selector down to highlight DaylightSaving
and press center of multi selector.
5
6
Display map of world time zones.
7
Select home time zone.
8
Display DATE menu.
9
Edit Day (order of Day, Month, and Year
may differ in some areas).
10
Select Month. Repeat steps 8–9 to edit
Month, Year, hour, and minute.
11
12
Choose date display order.
8
Highlight D M Y.
AUTO
6
Exit DATE menu. Camera is now ready
for use.
Inserting Memory Cards
Pictures are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 10 MB) or on
removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards ( 58). Internal memory is used for
recording and deleting pictures only if no memory card is inserted.
To insert a memory card:
2
3
Introduction
1
Turn the camera off
Confirm that the power-on lamp is off before inserting or removing memory cards.
Insert the memory card
Open the battery chamber, holding the camera
upside down to keep the batteries from falling
out. Slide the memory card in as shown until it
clicks into place. Close the battery chamber.
Turn the camera on
If no message is displayed in the monitor, the
camera is ready for use.
If the message shown at right is displayed, the
memory card must be formatted before use.
Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures and other data on the memory card. Be sure
to make copies of any pictures you wish to keep
before beginning formatting.
CARD IS NOT FORMATTED
Format
No
Confirm
To begin formatting, press the multi selector up to highlight Format and
then press the center of the multi selector. Do not turn the camera off or
remove the batteries or memory card until formatting is complete.
Removing Memory Cards
Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off and confirm that the power-on lamp is
off. Open the battery-chamber cover and press the card in to partially eject the card. The card
can then be removed by hand.
The Write Protect Switch
SD cards are equipped with a write protect switch. Pictures
can not be recorded or deleted and the memory card can not
be formatted when this switch is in the “lock” position.
Write protect switch
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Basic Photography and Playback
Mode
This section describes how to take pictures in
(auto) mode, an automatic, “pointand-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
Basic Photography and Playback
1
2
Select
mode
Slide the mode selector to
.
Turn the camera on
2.1 Turn the camera on
The power-on lamp will light and the monitor
will turn on. To turn the camera off at any time,
press the power switch again. Do not remove
the batteries while the power-on lamp is lit.
2.2 Check indicators in the monitor
Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining.
Display
Battery level
NO ICON Batteries fully charged.
Low battery; ready spare batteries.
WARNING!!
BATTERY Batteries exhausted. Replace batteries.
EXHAUSTED
AUTO
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Number of exposures
remaining ( 67)
Auto Power off (Stand-by Mode)
If no operations are performed for about a minute, the monitor will turn off and the camera
will enter stand-by mode to reduce the drain on the battery. While the camera is in standby mode, the power-on lamp will blink and the monitor can be reactivated by pressing the
shutter-release button halfway. The camera will turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for another three minutes.
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3
Frame a picture
3.1 Ready the camera
Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping your fingers and other objects away from
the lens, flash, and microphone.
3.2 Frame the picture
Frame the subject near the center of the
monitor.
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Zoom
Use the
button to frame the subject in the monitor. Press
to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the
frame. Press
to zoom in up to 5 × so that the subject
fills a larger area of the frame. Pressing
for about two
Zoom in
seconds at 5 × zoom will trigger digital zoom, allowing the Zoom out
subject to be magnified up to 4 × more, for a total of magnification of 20 ×. Note that unlike optical zoom, digital zoom
does not increase the amount of detail visible in the picture. Zoom indicator turns yelInstead, details visible at 5 × zoom are simply enlarged, pro- low when digital zoom is
ducing a slightly “grainy” image.
in effect.
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Basic Photography and Playback
AUTO
4
Focus and shoot
Basic Photography and Playback
4.1 Focus
Press the shutter-release button halfway. The
camera will select the focus area ( 4–5) containing the subject closest to the camera. If
the camera is able to focus on this subject,
the focus (AF●) indicator and focus area will
be displayed in green. If they blink red, the
camera was unable to focus. Change the
composition and try again.
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AUTO
4.2 Take the picture
Press the shutter release button the rest of the
way down to take the picture. Note that the
flash may fire if the subject is poorly lit.
The Shutter-Release Button
To set focus and exposure, lightly press the shutter-release 햲
button about halfway, stopping when you feel resistance (햳).
Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is
held in this position. To release the shutter and take a picture,
press the shutter-release button down the rest of the way (햴).
Use a gentle touch; moving the camera while pressing the
shutter-release button can result in blurred pictures.
햳
When Lighting Is Poor
If lighting is poor and the flash is off, a icon will be displayed to warn that pictures may be blurred as a result of
the slow shutter speeds. If an ISO icon is displayed, sensitivity has been raised to compensate for poor lighting and
pictures may be affected by “noise” in the form of randomlyspaced, brightly-colored dots. The camera may process pictures to reduce noise, doubling recording times.
If the warning at right is displayed after a picture is taken,
the picture may be blurred. Select No to exit without recording the picture.
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PICTURE IS BLURRED.
SAVE PICTURE?
No
Yes
12
햴
:Confirm
Viewing Pictures
Press the
button to display a picture in the monitor
Use the multi selector to view additional pictures: press
the multi selector down or right to view pictures in the
order recorded, up or left to view pictures in reverse order. Keep the multi selector pressed to scroll quickly to
the desired picture. Pictures may be displayed briefly
at low resolution while being read from memory.
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button again to return to shooting mode.
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
To delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor, press the button. A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; highlight one of the following options and
press the center of the multi selector:
• No: Exit without deleting the picture.
• Yes: Delete the picture.
Erase 1 image (s)?
No
Yes
:Confirm
During Recording
The or icon will blink while pictures are recorded. Removing memory cards or batteries
while these icons are blinking could affect pictures or damage the camera or card.
Auto Mode
In addition to the flash, self-timer, and macro close-up options described on pages 14–16,
(auto) mode offers a menu of shooting options controlling such settings as image size,
picture color, and white balance ( 48–53).
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Basic Photography and Playback
Press the
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Using the Flash
The flash has a range of 0.5–3.5 m (1 ft. 8 in.–11 ft. 6 in.) when the camera is zoomed
all the way out. The range at maximum zoom is 0.5–2 m (1 ft. 8 in.–6 ft. 7 in.). The
following flash modes are available:
Basic Photography and Playback
Mode
Description
AUTO Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
Auto with redReduces “red eye” in portraits (see below).
eye reduction
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
Flash fires whenever picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate)
Fill flash
shadows and back-lit subjects.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capSlow sync
ture background at night or under dim light.
1
Flash
:Confirm
Flash
2
:Confirm
AUTO
AUTO
Display options.
Highlight mode.
Make selection (to exit without changing mode, wait two seconds). Selection is
shown by icon at bottom of display. Selection for
mode is stored in memory even
when camera is off.
3
6
Red-eye Reduction
The camera uses advanced red-eye reduction. Low-intensity light pulses cause the subject’s pupils to contract before the flash fires. If the camera still detects red-eye, it will process the image to further its effects (this may slightly increase the time needed to record
the picture). This mode is not recommended where a quick shutter response is required;
if the desired results are not achieved, try again at a different flash setting.
The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp shows flash status when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
• On: Flash will fire when picture is taken
• Blinks: Flash charging. Wait a few seconds and try again.
• Off: Flash will not fire when picture is taken.
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Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer
The camera is equipped with a ten-second timer for self-portraits. When using the
self-timer, mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level
surface.
1
2
OFF
Self-timer
Off
On
Display options.
OFF
:Confirm
Highlight ON.
3
4
10
AUTO
10
6
Set focus and exposure.
Start timer; display in monitor shows seconds remaining before shutter is released.
To stop timer before picture is taken, press
shutter-release button again.
5
9
AUTO
AUTO
6
Make selection (to exit without changing
mode, wait two seconds). Selection is
shown by icon in display.
6
The self-timer lamp will blink until one second before
the picture is taken, staying lit during the final second
to warn that the shutter is about to be released.
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Basic Photography and Playback
Self-timer
Off
On
Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up mode is used for taking shots of objects as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.).
1
2
OFF
Macro close-up
Off
On
:Confirm
:Confirm
Highlight ON.
Display options.
Basic Photography and Playback
Make selection (to exit without changing mode, wait two seconds). Selection is
shown by icon in display.
3
AUTO
6
Frame picture. Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position; if zoom is adjusted
until icon turns green, camera can focus
at distance of 4 cm (1.6 in.).
4
AUTO
5
OFF
Macro close-up
Off
On
6
Focus and shoot. Note that flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.); if flash fires, play picture back and check results.
Exposure Compensation
Use exposure compensation to make the entire picture brighter or darker.
Exposure comp.
1
0
0
– 0.3
0
:Confirm
+0.7
Highlight option.
Make selection (to exit without changing selection, wait two seconds). If positive value
is selected, pictures will be brighter; if negative value is selected, pictures will be darker.
icon is displayed in monitor.
3
16
+1.3
+1.0
:Confirm
Display options.
+1.0
+1.
1.0
Exposure comp.
2
+0.3
AUTO
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Scene and Movie Modes
Scene Mode
Scene mode offers a choice of eleven “scene” and four
“assist” settings. Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type.
Assist modes offer framing assist options to help compose shots:
Mode
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Night Portrait
Description
For portraits.
For landscapes.
For moving subjects.
For portraits taken against a backdrop of night scenery.
Scene and Movie Modes
The remaining scene modes cover the following subject types:
Party/Indoor
Beach/Snow
Sunset
Dusk/Dawn
Night Landscape
Close Up
Museum
Fireworks Show
Image Mode
Image mode ( 48) can be adjusted by selecting
the scene mode menu.
Copy
Back Light
Panorama Assist
from
Flash Mode, Self-Timer, Macro Close-Up, and Exposure Compensation
See the Appendix for information on the settings available in scene mode ( 67).
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Assist Modes
These modes offer a selection of framing assist options that allow you to compose
pictures with the help of framing guides displayed in the monitor.
1
2
Select
mode.
Display scene menu.
Scene and Movie Modes
3
4
Highlight
,
,
, or
.
Display framing assist menu.
5
6
6
Highlight composition type.
Framing guides displayed in monitor.
Position subject in framing guides and take
picture.
7
6
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Portrait Assist
Use for smooth, natural-looking portraits. Pictures
taken at slow shutter speeds are processed to reduce
noise ( 12).
Landscape Assist
Use for vivid landscapes or portraits that feature a landmark in the background. Pictures taken at slow shutter
speeds are processed to reduce noise ( 12).
LANDSCAPE
Scenic View
Architecture
Group Right
Group Left
Camera focuses at infinity; no guides are displayed in monitor.*
Use to photograph distant skylines. Camera focuses at infinity.*
Use to photograph buildings. Camera focuses at infinity.*
Compose shots with landmark to left or right of portrait subjects.
Camera uses portrait subjects to set focus and exposure.
* Focus indicator ( 12) is always displayed in green when shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, that foreground objects may not always be in focus.
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Scene and Movie Modes
Face-priority AF Camera automatically focuses on face of portrait subject ( 20).
Camera focuses on subject in center of monitor. No guides are disPORTRAIT
played.
Portrait Left
Compose shot with subject in left or right half of frame. Camera focuses on subject in framing guide.
Portrait Right
Compose shot with subject’s face in top half of frame. Camera foPortrait Close-up
cuses on face area in framing guide.
Compose shot with two subjects side-by-side. Camera focuses on
Portrait Couple
subject in framing guide.
Compose shot in “tall” orientation. Camera focuses on subject in
Portrait Figure
framing guide.
Taking Pictures with Face-Priority AF (
1
19)
2
Highlight
selector.
and press center of multi
icon blinks in monitor.
Frame picture using size of icon as a
guide. Closest portrait subject is indicated by double yellow border.*
Scene and Movie Modes
* If camera detects multiple faces, closest subject will be indicated by double border, other
subjects by single border. Camera will focus on closest subject. If camera can no longer
detect subject (for example, because subject has looked away from camera), borders will
no longer be displayed and icon will blink in monitor.
3
4
Set focus and exposure.
Double border turns green.
Take picture.
Face-Priority AF
The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether
or not the subject is facing the camera. The camera may be unable to detect faces that
are hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions or that take up too much or too little of
the frame. If no face is detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the
camera will focus on the center of the frame.
The camera will focus continuously until a face detected. If the double border flashes
yellow when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera is unable to focus;
release the button and try again.
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Sports Assist
Capture motion in a series of high-speed shots. No
framing guides are displayed.
Camera shoots about 0.7 frames per second (fps) while shutter-release button is pressed. Camera focuses continuously even when shutter-release
button is not pressed.
Sport
As above, except that camera focuses at about 1.5 m/5 ft. (20 m/65 ft. at
Spectator maximum zoom) to infinity for improved shutter response.
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera
takes 16 shots in about 2 seconds and arranges them
Sport
in single picture 2,816 × 2,112 pixels in size. Camera foComposite
cuses continuously even when shutter-release button is
not pressed.
SPORTS
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Scene and Movie Modes
Night Portrait Assist
Use for a natural balance between the main subject and
background lighting in portraits shot at night. With the
exception of face-priority AF, this mode offers the same
assist options as portrait assist mode. Pictures taken at
slow shutter speeds are processed to reduce noise (
12); to prevent blurring, mount the camera on a tripod
or rest it on a flat, stable surface.
Other Scenes
To take pictures in other scene modes:
1
2
Select
mode.
Display scene menu.
3
4
Scene and Movie Modes
AUTO
Highlight scene.
6
Make selection.
Take pictures.
5
AUTO
6
The following modes are available:
Party/Indoor
Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting. Camera focuses on subject in center of frame. Hold camera steady
to prevent blurring; pictures may be processed to reduce noise ( 12).
Beach/Snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields, beaches, or sunlit
expanses of water. Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises. Camera focuses
at infinity.* Hold camera steady to prevent blurring; pictures may be processed to reduce noise ( 12).
* Focus indicator ( 12) is always displayed in green when shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, that foreground objects may not always be in focus.
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Dusk/Dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise or after
sunset. Camera focuses at infinity.* Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring; pictures may be processed to reduce noise ( 12).
Night Landscape
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night landscapes.
Camera focuses at infinity.* Use of a tripod recommended to prevent
blurring; pictures may be processed to reduce noise ( 12).
Scene and Movie Modes
Close Up
Photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at close range (
16). Camera focuses continuously until shutter-release button is pressed
halfway to lock focus. Hold camera steady to prevent blurring; pictures
may be processed to reduce noise ( 12).
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. Camera focuses on subject in center of frame; BSS ( 51)
turns on automatically. Hold camera steady to prevent blurring.
Fireworks Show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light
from a firework. Focus is fixed at infinity.* Use of a tripod recommended
to prevent blurring.
Copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or in print.
Camera focuses on subject in center of frame; use macro close-up ( 16)
to focus at short ranges. Colored text and drawings may not show up
well. Pictures may be processed to reduce noise ( 12).
Back Light
Use when light is coming from behind a portrait subject, throwing their
features into shadow. The flash fires automatically to “fill in” (illuminate)
shadows. Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
Panorama Assist
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined side-by-side in PictureProject to
form a panorama ( 24).
* Focus indicator ( 12) is always displayed in green when shutter-release button is pressed
halfway; note, however, that foreground objects may not always be in focus.
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Taking Pictures for a Panorama ( 23)
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for better results.
Highlight
(Panorama assist) and press
center of multi selector.
1
Take first shot. About 1/3 of picture is displayed in monitor. AEL icon is displayed to
show that white balance and exposure have
been locked at values for first shot.
2
Scene and Movie Modes
4
Compose next shot to overlap with previous
picture and take next photograph. Repeat
until all shots in series have been taken.
3
4
4
End series and return to Step 2.
Panorama Assist
Flash mode ( 14), self-timer ( 15), macro close-up ( 16), and exposure compensation (
16) can not be adjusted after the first picture is taken. Pictures can not be deleted or zoom or
image mode ( 48) adjusted until shooting is complete.
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Movie Mode
Follow the steps below to shoot movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone. Movies recorded to internal memory at the default setting of Small
Size 320★ can be up to 16 seconds long; a 256 MB memory card can hold up to 6
minutes 30 seconds.
Select
mode. Exposure count display
shows maximum total length of movie that
can be recorded.
1
16s
9s
End recording.
3
7s
See “Movie Options: The Movie Menu” (
focus options.
57) for information on movie size and
Recording Movies
The flash ( 14), self-timer ( 15), exposure compensation ( 16), and digital zoom (
11) are not available in movie mode. Macro close-up can be used ( 16). Zoom can not be
adjusted during recording.
See the Appendix for information on the maximum total length of movie that can be recorded ( 67).
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Scene and Movie Modes
Start recording. Progress bar shows amount
of memory remaining.
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Viewing Pictures on the Camera
To view pictures full-frame in the monitor (full-frame
playback), press the
button (if the camera is off,
pressing the button for about two seconds will turn
the camera on in playback mode). The following operations can be performed:
To
Press
View next picture
View previous picture
Delete picture
Zoom picture in
( )
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Press
View thumbnails
( )
13 View playback menu
MENU
Record/play voice memo Shutter button
13 Still: Enhance contrast
Movie: Play movie
13 Exit to shooting mode
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28
30
—
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Pressing the
( ) button in full-frame playback
displays pictures in “contact sheets” of four or nine
thumbnail images. The following operations can be
performed while thumbnails are displayed:
To
Press
Highlight picture
Change number of pictures
displayed
—
(
)/
—
( )
To
Delete highlighted picture
Exit to full-frame playback
View playback menu
Exit to shooting mode
Press
MENU
Deleting Pictures
Pressing the button in full-frame or thumbnail playback displays the dialog shown at right. Highlight Yes
and press the center of the multi selector to delete the
selected picture.
Erase 1 image (s)?
No
Yes
Viewing Pictures in Internal Memory
Pictures in internal memory can only be viewed if no memory card is inserted.
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:Confirm
—
—
54
—
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
During full-frame playback ( 26), the
( ) button
can be used to zoom in on pictures to a maximum of
8 ×. The following operations can be performed while
pictures are zoomed in:
To
Zoom in
Zoom out
Press
( )
( )
View other areas of picture
Delete picture
View playback menu
Exit to full-frame playback
Create cropped copy (see below)
Exit to shooting mode
:Scroll
Scroll
:Zoom
Zoom
—
—
—
26
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26
Shutter button —
—
MENU
CROP
Save this image
as displayed?
No
Yes
:Confirm
Cropped Copies
Cropped copies may not display or transfer correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon
camera. See the Appendix for more information on cropped copies ( 69).
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Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Creating a Cropped Copy
If a
icon is displayed in the monitor during
playback zoom, the portion of the picture currently
visible in the monitor can be saved to a separate file.
Pressing the shutter-release button displays the dialog
shown at right; highlight Yes and press the center of
the multi selector to create a new picture containing
only the area visible in the monitor.
Enhancing Contrast: D-Lighting
If a
icon appears on a picture during full-frame
playback ( 26), D-lighting can be used to create a
copy with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark and backlit subjects.
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Confirmation dialog displayed.
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
3
2
Highlight OK.
Create copy.
During playback, copies created with D-lighting are indicated by a icon.
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D-Lighting
Copies created with D-lighting may not display or transfer correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon camera. See the Appendix for more information on D-lighting copies ( 69).
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Voice Memos: Recording and Playback
The built-in microphone ( 2) can be used to record
voice memos for pictures marked with a
icon
in full-frame playback ( 26).
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Recording Voice Memos
To record a voice memo, press and hold the shutter-release button. Recording
ends after about 20 seconds or when the button is released. Do not touch the microphone during recording. Note that if a voice memo already exists for the current
picture, it must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.
Deleting Voice Memos
To delete the voice memo for the current picture, press
the button. The dialog shown at right will be displayed; press the multi selector up or down to highlight an option and press the center to select.
• No: Exit without deleting the picture or voice memo.
• Yes: Delete both picture and voice memo.
•
: Delete voice memo only.
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Erase 1 image (s)?
No
:Confirm
Yes
Voice Memos
Voice memos can not be added to pictures created with other types of camera. Voice memos
recorded using other types of camera can not be played back on the COOLPIX L1.
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Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Playing Voice Memos
During playback, pictures to which a voice memo has
been appended are indicated by a
icon. Press
the shutter-release button to start and stop playback.
Volume is controlled by the zoom button. Press
to
lower volume,
to increase.
Movie Playback
In full-frame playback (
cated by a icon.
26), movies (
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To play a movie, display it in full-frame playback and
press the center of the multi selector. Playback controls appear at the top of the display; press the multi
selector left or right to highlight a control, then press
the center of the multi selector to perform the selected
operation.
Control
Movie paused
3s
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Description
Movie rewinds while center of multi selector is pressed.
Movie advances while center of multi selector is pressed.
Pause playback.
Advance paused movie one frame.
Rewind paused movie one frame.
Resume playback.
End movie and return to full-frame playback.
Volume is controlled by the zoom button. Press
crease.
30
9s
to lower volume,
to in-
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
In addition to viewing pictures on the camera, you can also:
• View pictures on TV and record movies to video (see below)
• Copy pictures to a computer for storage and editing ( 31–33)
• Print pictures on a home printer ( 34) or order prints from photofinisher
Before connecting the camera to another device, it may be necessary to change
the Interface settings in the setup menu ( 41). See “Menus” ( 39–40) for more
information. To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during connection, use fresh batteries or an optional EH-62B AC adapter kit.
Viewing Pictures on TV
1
3
4
Turn the camera off and connect the A/V cable.
Connect the black plug to the camera, the yellow
plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white
plug to the audio-in jack.
Tune the television to the video channel. If in doubt, consult the documentation for the TV.
Press the button for about two seconds to turn the camera on. The camera monitor will remain off and the television will show the image normally
shown in the monitor.
Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Before pictures can be transferred (copied) to a computer, PictureProject must be
installed. For more information on installing and using PictureProject, see reference
CD and Quick Start Guide. To transfer pictures to a computer:
1
Start a computer to which PictureProject has been installed.
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
2
The Interface > Video Mode item in the setup
menu offers a choice of NTSC and PAL standards
for analog video output ( 46). Select a standard
to match the television.
2
3
4
5
Choose an Interface > USB option as described
in “Choosing a USB Option for Connection to a
Computer” ( 33).
Turn the camera off and connect the USB cable as
shown at right.
Turn the camera on.
Press the center of the multi selector to copy all
marked pictures to the computer. The following
messages will be displayed:
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PREPARING TO TRANSFER
6
TRANSFERING IMAGES TO
COMPUTER
TRANSFER COMPLETED
The pictures will be displayed in PictureProject when transfer is complete.
Disconnect the camera as described in “Disconnecting the Camera” ( 33).
Marking Pictures for Transfer
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playback. By default, all pictures are automatically marked
for transfer. Two options control transfer marking:
• Interface > Auto Transfer (setup menu): Choose On to
mark all new pictures for transfer ( 46).
• Transfer Marking (playback menu): Change marking for existing pictures (
The PictureProject Transfer Button
To copy both marked and unmarked pictures to the computer, click the PictureProject Transfer button instead of
pressing the center of the multi selector in Step 5.
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Choosing a USB Option for Connection to a Computer
Consult the following table when choosing a USB option for connection to a computer
( 32). The default option is Mass Storage. For more information on menu operations,
see “Menus” ( 39–40).
Pictures transferred using:
Computer operating system
Camera button
PictureProject
button
Windows XP Home Edition
Choose Mass Storage or PTP.
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Choose Mass Storage.*
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
Choose PTP.
Choose Mass Storage or PTP.
* Do NOT select PTP. If PTP is selected when the camera is connected, wait until the
Windows hardware wizard is displayed, then click Cancel and disconnect the camera.
Select Mass Storage in the camera USB menu before reconnecting the camera.
Disconnecting the Camera
If PTP is selected for USB, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
• Macintosh: Drag the untitled camera volume (“NO NAME”)
into the Trash.
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If Mass Storage is selected for USB, remove the camera from the system as described below before turning the camera off and disconnecting the USB cable.
• Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional:
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon ( ) in the taskbar
and select Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device
from the menu that appears.
• Windows 2000 Professional: Click the “Unplug or Eject
Hardware” icon ( ) in the taskbar and select Stop USB
Mass Storage Device from the menu that appears.
• Windows Millennium Edition (Me): Click the “Unplug or
Eject Hardware” icon ( ) in the taskbar and select Stop
USB Disk from the menu that appears.
• Windows 98 Second Edition (SE): In My Computer, right
click on the removable disk corresponding to the camera
and select Eject from the menu that appears.
Printing Pictures
Users of PictBridge-compatible printers can connect the camera directly to the
printer and print pictures without using a computer.
Take photographs
Use Print Set to select pictures for
printing ( 38)
Connect printer (
Print pictures one at a
time ( 36)
35)
Print multiple pictures
( 37)
Print current print order
(DPOF Printing; 37)
Disconnect USB cable
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Other Ways to Print Pictures
Pictures can also be printed by:
• Inserting a memory card in the printer: If the printer is equipped with a card slot, a memory
card can be inserted in the printer and pictures printed directly from the card. If the
printer supports DPOF, the camera Print Set option can be used to select pictures for
printing ( 38). See the printer manual for details.
• Taking memory cards to a digital print service: If the service supports DPOF, the camera Print
Set option can be used to select pictures for printing ( 38).
• Transferring pictures to a computer: Once transferred to a computer ( 31–32), pictures can
be printed using imaging software. See the application and printer manuals for details.
Printing the Date of Recording on Pictures
Two options are available for printing the date of recording on pictures: Date Imprint (
44) and Print Set > Date ( 38).
Date Imprint
Must be set before picture is taken
Date permanently imprinted on picture
Print Set > Date
Set after picture is taken
Date stored separately
Date only appears when picture is printed
Date appears whenever picture is printed.
on DPOF-compatible printer
The date only appears once; Print Set > Date can not be used to print two dates on pictures with a date imprint.
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Connecting the Printer
1
2
3
4
Turn the printer on.
Set the Interface > USB option in the setup
menu to PTP ( 46). See “Menus” ( 39–40) for
more information on menu operations.
Turn the camera off and connect the USB cable as
shown at right.
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Turn the camera on. A PictBridge start-up screen
will be displayed. The camera will then enter fullframe playback with the PictBridge logo displayed
in the monitor.
:
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1
PRINT MENU
2
Start Print
print
Copies
Paper Size
:
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Confirm
Select picture.*
* To choose picture from thumbnail list, press
selector to highlight desired picture, or press
frame playback.
Display print options.
(
) and use multi
( ) to exit to full-
Start Print
3
Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press center to select:
Option
Description
Start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press cenStart
ter of multi selector. Camera returns to PictBridge playback display when
Print
printing is complete; repeat from Step 1 to print additional pictures.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
COPIES
Press multi selector up or down to choose number
Copies of copies (up to 9). Press center of multi selector to
return to previous menu.
1
Confirm
PAPER SIZE 1/2
Press multi selector up or down to highlight dePaper
sired page size. Press center of multi selector to
Size
return to previous menu.
Default
3.5" x 5"
5" x 7"
Postcard
100mm x150mm
Confirm
Paper Size
The camera supports the following page sizes: Default (the default page size for the current
printer), 3.5"x5", 5"x7", Postcard, 100mmx150mm, 4"x6", 8"x10", Letter, A3, and A4.
Only sizes supported by the current printer will be displayed.
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Printing Multiple Pictures
To print multiple pictures, press the MENU button while
the PictBridge playback screen is displayed ( 35). The
menu shown at right will be displayed; press the multi
selector up or down to highlight an option, then press
the center to select.
PictBridge
Print Selection
selection
Print All Images
DPOF Printing
Paper Size
Cancel
Confirm
Option
Description
Print Selection Print selected pictures (see below).
Print All Images Print one copy of all images.
Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press center to select:
• Start Print: Print current print order ( 38).
DPOF Printing
• Confirm: View print order. Press center of multi
selector to start printing, or press MENU to exit.
• Cancel: Exit without printing.
Paper Size
Choose page size ( 36).
DPOF PRINTING
006 prints
Start Print
Confirm
Cancel
Confirm
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Select current picture and set number of
prints to 1. Selected pictures marked by
icon.
Choose number of prints (up to 9). To deselect picture, press multi selector down when
number of prints is 1. Repeat steps 1–2 to
select additional pictures.
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Back
Scroll through pictures. Current picture
shown at center of display.
3
PRINT SELECTION
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Confirm
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Printing Selected Pictures
Choosing Print Selection displays the menu shown in Step 1.
4
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Back
5
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002/006
Cancel
Start Print
Confirm selection (to return to step 1 and
change selection, press MENU button).
Start printing. PictBridge menu is displayed when printing is complete.*
* Press center of multi selector again to cancel before printing is complete.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The Print Set option in the playback menu ( 54) is used to create digital “print orders” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices ( 66). Selecting Print Set displays
the menu shown in Step 1.
1
2
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Highlight Print Selected.
Display selection dialog.
* To delete current print order, highlight Delete Print Set and press center of multi selector.
3
4
Select pictures as described in Steps 1–4 of “Printing Selected Pictures” (
38).
37–
Press multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select.
• Date: Print date of recording on all pictures
in print order.
• Info: Print shutter speed and aperture on
all pictures in print order.
• Done: Complete print order and exit.
Print Set
Date and Info are reset each time the menu shown Step 4 is displayed. Info is not printed
when the camera is connected directly to the printer.
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Menus
Menus are available for shooting, playback, movies, and camera setup. Press the
MENU button to display the menus; press again to return to shooting or playback.
To display the shooting menu:
1
2
Select
mode.
Press MENU button.
To display the playback menu:
1
2
Display picture full frame (
26).
Press MENU button.
To display the movie menu:
1
2
mode.
Press MENU button.
Menus
Select
To display the setup menu:
1
2
Display scene ( 17), shooting,
playback, or movie menu.
Highlight SET-UP and press
center of multi selector.
Use the multi selector to navigate the menus:
Move cursor up
Make selection
Move cursor left
Move cursor right
Move cursor down
Default Settings
See the Appendix for information on menu defaults (
66).
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To make a selection from a menu:
1
2
Highlight menu item.*
3
Display options.
4
Highlight option.
Select highlighted option.
Menus
To select multiple pictures in the Print Set ( 38), Erase Selected Images (
55), Protect ( 55), Transfer Marking > Select Image(s) ( 55), or Copy > Selected Images ( 56) menus:
1
2
Scroll through pictures. Current picture
shown at center of display.
3
Repeat steps 1–2 to select additional pictures. To deselect picture,
highlight and press multi selector
down.
Select current picture. Selection shown
by icon.
4
Complete operation.
Help
For help on the highlighted item, press the
( ) button.
Press to display the options for the highlighted item,
( ) to exit, or MENU to return to shooting or playback.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options:
Option
Welcome Screen
Date
Monitor Settings
Date Imprint
Sound Settings
Blur Warning
Auto Off
Format Memory /
Format Card
Language
Interface
Reset All
Battery Type
Menus
Firmware Version
Description
Select screen displayed when camera is turned on.
Set clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Adjust monitor brightness and choose display style.
Imprint date or birthday counter on pictures.
Adjust sound and volume settings.
Turn blur warning on or off.
Choose when monitor will turn off to save power.
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42
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44
45
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Format internal memory or memory card.
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Choose language for camera menus and messages.
Adjust settings for connection to television or computer.
Restore camera settings to default values.
Choose type of battery inserted in camera.
Choose how menus are displayed.
Display camera firmware version.
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46
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Default Settings
See the Appendix for information on setup menu defaults (
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Welcome Screen
Choose the welcome screen displayed when the camera is
turned on. To select a picture from internal memory or the
memory card to use as a welcome screen, choose Select an
Image (the image used in the welcome screen is a copy of
the selected image and does not change when the original is
deleted or the memory card is removed).
66).
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Date
Set the camera clock and to choose home and travel destination time zones.
Option
Date
Description
Set camera clock to current date and time ( 7–8).
Choose home ( ) or travel destination ( ) time zone
Time Zone
( 69); turn daylight saving time on or off.
To switch between home ( ) and travel destination ( ) time zones:
1
2
Highlight
or
.
Set clock to time in selected zone. Dot
marks current selection.*
* To change home or travel destination time zone, highlight and press multi selector right.
Choose a time zone and daylight saving time as described in “Basic Setup” ( 7–8).
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
The Clock Battery
The clock battery charges when the main battery is installed or an AC adapter is connected,
and can provide several days of backup power after about 10 hours of charging.
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Monitor Settings
The following options are available:
Option
Description
Photo Info Choose information displayed in monitor.
Brightness Choose from five settings for monitor brightness.
Photo Info
The following display options are available:
Display
Option
Description
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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monitor ( 4–5).
Auto Info
Indicators are displayed for 5 s.
Hide Info
Indicators are not displayed in
monitor.
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Indicators are displayed in
monitor. In
mode, framing
Framing Grid grid is displayed to help frame
pictures; other indicators are
displayed for 5 s.
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Date Imprint
Imprint date information on pictures as they are taken.
Option
Description
Off
Time and date do not appear on pictures.
Date
Date or date and time are imprinted on picDate and Time tures taken while this option is in effect.
Time stamp shows number of days between date
Date Counter
of shooting and selected date (see below).
At settings other than Off, the option selected is indicated by
an icon in the monitor during shooting.
AUTO
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Date Counter
Pictures taken while this option is in effect are imprinted with Press multi selector
the number of days remaining until or the number of days right to view stored
dates
elapsed since a specified date. Use it to track the growth of a
child or count down the days until a birthday or wedding.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Up to three dates can be stored. To
set, highlight, press multi selector
Stored
to right, and enter date ( 7–8). To
dates
select, highlight and press center of
multi selector.
Display Highlight Number of Days, Years and Days, or Yrs,
options Mnths, Days and press center of multi selector.
Press multi selector
right to view display
options
Sample date counter time stamps are shown below.
02/10.10.2005
Future date (days remaining)
02/14.10.2005
Past date (days elapsed)
Date Imprint
The date is recorded in the order selected in the DATE menu ( 42). Date imprint can not be
used to print date information on existing pictures. See “Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print
Set” ( 38) for a comparison of date imprint and Print Set > Date.
Data imprinted at an Image Mode setting of TV Screen (640) may be difficult to read.
Choose PC Screen (1024) or larger when using date imprint.
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Sound Settings
Adjust the following sound settings:
Option
Description
When On is selected, beep will sound once when
Button Sound operations are completed successfully, three times
when error is detected.
Shutter Sound Choose volume of shutter sound.
Choose volume of sound that plays when camera
Start-Up Sound
is turned on.
Blur Warning
Choose whether or not the blur warning is displayed ( 12).
Note that the warning may not always be displayed ( 64).
Auto Off
Choose the time before the monitor turns off automatically to
save power ( 10).
Regardless of the option selected, the monitor will remain on for a minimum of
three minutes when menus are displayed, and for thirty minutes during a slide
show or when the camera is powered by an optional EH-62B AC adapter.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Option
Description
Auto Choose delay before monitor turns off when no operations
Off are performed.
If On is selected, monitor will turn off if no change is detectSleep
ed in brightness of subject for 30 s (Auto Off set to 1 min. or
Mode
less) or 1 min. (Auto Off set to 5 min. or more).
Format Memory/ Format Card
If no memory card is inserted, this option is named Format
Memory and formats internal memory. Otherwise it is named
Format Card and formats the memory card for use in the
camera. Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures
and other data. Be sure to make copies as required before
formatting.
Two format options are available when a memory card is inserted: Quick Format (formats only areas of the card on which
data are stored) and Format (formats entire card). Format is
not available when batteries are low.
Format
Do not turn the camera off or remove the batteries or memory card during formatting. Use the
Format option to format memory cards before first use and reformat them regularly thereafter. Without regular formatting, performance will drop with use.
Language
Choose a language for camera menus and messages from the
following options:
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Deutsch
English
Español
Français
Italiano
Nederlands
German
English
Spanish
French
Italian
Dutch
Русский
Svenska
Russian
Swedish
Japanese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Korean
Interface
Adjust settings for connection to a computer or video device.
Option
USB
Description
Select USB option for connection to computer (
printer ( 35).
33) or
Video
Choose from NTSC and PAL ( 31).
Mode
Auto Choose On to mark all new pictures for transfer to comTransfer puter ( 32).
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Reset all
Select Reset to restore camera settings to their default values
( 66).
Battery Type
To ensure that the camera shows the correct battery level (
10), choose a type that matches the batteries currently in use.
Option
Alkaline
COOLPIX (NiMH)
Lithium
Battery Type
Alkaline
EN-MH1-B2, oxy-nickel
Lithium
Menus
Choose how menus are displayed.
Text
Icon
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Firmware Version
View the current camera firmware version.
Back
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
With the exception of Image mode, the following options
are available only in
mode. See “Menus” for information on
viewing and using the shooting menu ( 39–40).
Option
Description
SET-UP
Display the setup menu.
Image Mode
Choose image size and quality.
White Balance*
Match white balance to the light source.
Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure.
Continuous*
Take pictures one at a time or in a sequence.
BSS*
Use BSS to choose the sharpest picture.
Color Options*
Control color.
AF Area Mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
Autofocus Mode
* See the Appendix for information on restrictions that may apply to these settings (
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48
49
50
51
51
52
52
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68).
Image Mode
Pictures taken with a digital camera are recorded as image files.
The size of the files, and with it the number of images that can
be recorded ( 67), depends on the size and quality of the images (image mode). Before shooting, choose an image mode
according to how you plan to use the picture.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Option
Size (pixels)
High (2816★)
2,816 × 2,112
Description
Pictures are compressed less than Normal, producing higher quality images.
Normal (2816)
2,816 × 2,112 Best choice in most situations.
Normal (2048)
2,048 × 1,536 Smaller size allows more pictures to be stored.
PC Screen (1024) 1,024 × 768 Suited to computer display.
TV Screen (640)
640 × 480 Suited to e-mail or television viewing.
The current setting is shown by an icon in the display.
Shooting Menu Settings
See the Appendix for information on shooting menu defaults (
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66).
White Balance
Process pictures to produce natural colors under different
types of light.
Option
Description
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions.
Auto
Best choice in most situations.
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance unWhite Bal. Preset
der unusual lighting conditions (see below).
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
Use with the flash.
Flash
At settings other than Auto, the current setting is shown by
an icon in the display.
AUTO
Preset White Balance
Preset white balance is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources
with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a
red shade look as though they had been taken under white light).
Place white or gray reference object under lighting that will be used during
shooting.
2
3
Highlight White Bal.Preset.
Camera zooms in.
Preset White Balance
Preset white balance can not be measured with the flash.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
1
4
5
Highlight Measure.
Frame
reference
object here
Frame reference object.
* To restore most recent value for preset white balance, highlight Cancel and press center of
multi selector.
Preset white balance set to new value.
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Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure.
Option
Description
Camera analyzes distribution of brightness over
Matrix
wide area of frame, producing optimal results in
most situations.
Center- Camera meters entire of frame but assigns greatest
Weighted weight to center area. Classic meter for portraits.
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Continuous
Capture a fleeting expression on a portrait subject, photograph a subject that is moving unpredictably, or capture motion in a series of pictures.
Option
Single
Description
One shot is taken each time shutter-release button is pressed.
While shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes pictures at up to 0.7
Continuous
frames per second (fps).
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camMulti-Shot era takes 16 shots at about 3 fps and arranges
16
them in a single picture as shown at right. Image
mode set to
Normal (2816).
At settings other than Single, focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the values for the first picture in each series
and the current setting is shown by an icon in the display.
A BSS icon is displayed when BSS is on.
AUTO
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BSS
BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject moves or the composition is changed
during shooting.
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BSS
The “best shot selector” (BSS) 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
pictures. When BSS is on, the camera takes up to ten pictures
while the shutter-release button is pressed. The sharpest picture in the series is saved and the others are discarded.
Color Options
Make colors more vivid or record pictures in monochrome.
Option
Standard Color
Vivid Color
Black-and-White
Sepia
Cyanotype
Description
Natural color.
Vivid, “photoprint” colors.
Take pictures in black-and-white.
Record pictures in sepia.
Take pictures in blue-tinted monochrome.
The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the
monitor. At settings other than Standard Color, the current
setting is also indicated by an icon in the display.
AUTO
AU
AF-Area Mode
Choose where the camera focuses.
Option
Description
Camera selects focus area ( 4–5, 12) containing subAuto
ject closest to camera.
Center Camera focuses on subject at center of frame.
Autofocus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
Description
Camera focuses when shutter-release button
Single AF
is pressed halfway.
Camera adjusts focus constantly, even when
Continuous AF
shutter-release button is not pressed.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Option
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Focus Lock
With AF-Area Mode set to Center and Single AF selected for Autofocus Mode, focus
lock can be used to focus on off-center subjects:
2
1
AUTO
AUTO
6
Position subject in center of frame.
Press shutter-release button halfway
and check focus.
3
4
AUTO
6
6
Recompose picture with shutter-release
button pressed halfway.
Take picture.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
The playback menu contains the following options. See
“Menus” for information on viewing and using the playback
menu ( 39–40).
Option
SET-UP
Print Set
Slide Show
Delete
Protect
Transfer Marking
Small Pic.
Copy
Description
Display the setup menu.
Select pictures for printing.
View pictures in an automatic slide show.
Delete all or selected pictures.
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Change transfer marking for existing pictures.
Create a small copy of the current picture.
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
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54–55
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55
55
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Print Set
Create digital “print orders” for PictBridge printers and devices
that support DPOF ( 38).
Slide Show
Play pictures back in an automated “slide show,” with about
three seconds between each picture.
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
1
2
Highlight Start.
Begin slide show.
Movies
Movies appear in slide shows as still images of the first frame.
“Loop”
Select Loop to repeat the slide show until the center of the multi selector is pressed. Note
that the monitor will turn off automatically if no operations are performed for 30 minutes.
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To skip to the next picture, press the multi selector to the right, or press the multi
selector to the left to return to the previous picture. Hold the multi selector down
to fast forward or rewind. To pause the slide show, press the center of the multi
selector. The menu shown below will be displayed.
When the slide show ends or is paused, the menu shown at
right will be displayed. Highlight Restart and press the center
of the multi selector to restart the show, or select End to end
the show and return to the playback menu.
Pause
Exit
End
Restart
Confirm
Delete
Delete all or selected pictures. Note that pictures marked with
a
icon are protected and can not be deleted.
Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion. Protected
pictures are marked with a
icon (see right, below) and can
not be deleted using the button or the Delete option in
the playback menu. Note, however, that formatting will delete
protected files ( 46).
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Description
All On
Mark all images for transfer.
All Off
Remove transfer marking from all images.
Select Image(s) Mark selected pictures for transfer ( 40).
Pictures selected for transfer are identified by a
icon.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
Transfer Marking
Mark existing pictures for transfer to a computer (to mark new
pictures for transfer, use the Interface > Auto Transfer option in the setup menu; 46).
Small Pic.
Create a small copy of the current picture. Choose from the
following sizes:
Option
Description
640 × 480 Suited to television playback.
320 × 240 Suited to display on web pages.
160 × 120 Suitable for e-mail.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Highlight Yes and
press the center of the multi selector to create a copy at the
chosen size.
Save this image
as displayed?
Exit
During playback, small copies are indicated by a gray border;
a , , or
icon is displayed when copies are viewed fullframe.
Small Picture
Small copies are compressed for reduced file size and may not display
or transfer correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon camera.
See the Appendix for more information on small copies ( 69).
Copy
Copy pictures between internal memory and a memory card.
Option
Description
Copy pictures from internal memory to memory card.
Copy pictures from memory card to internal memory.
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
Selecting either of the above options displays the menu shown
at right. Choose Selected Images to select the pictures that
will be copied ( 40) or All Images to copy all pictures.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Highlight Yes and
press the center of the multi selector to copy the images.
Copy
The camera may be unable to copy pictures that were created with
another make of camera or that have been modified on a computer.
See pages 68–69 for more information on how copies are stored.
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Yes
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The movie menu contains the options shown at right. See
“Menus” for information on viewing and using the movie
menu ( 39–40).
Movie Options
Movies can be recorded at the following sizes:
Option
TV Movie 640
Small Size 320★
Smaller Size 160★
Size (pixels)
640 × 480
320 × 240
160 × 120
Frames per second
15
30
30
Autofocus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses in movie mode.
Option
Movies
See the Appendix for information on movie menu defaults ( 66) and on the maximum total
length of movie that can be recorded at different settings ( 67).
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Movie Options: The Movie Menu
Description
Camera focuses when shutter-release button is
pressed halfway and locks at this position during
Single AF
shooting, preventing sound of camera focusing
from interfering with recording.
Continuous Camera constantly adjusts focus, even when
AF
shutter-release button is not pressed.
Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for this
camera. Contact your local retailer or Nikon representative for details.
Rechargeable battery Rechargeable EN-MH1-B2 NiMH batteries
Battery charger MH-71 battery charger
AC adapter EH-62B AC adapter kit (connects as shown)
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Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use with the COOLPIX L1:
Panasonic 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB*, 1 GB*
SanDisk 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB, 512 MB*, 1 GB
Toshiba 64 MB, 128 MB, 128 MB*, 256 MB, 256 MB*, 512 MB
* High speed (10 MB/s)
Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of card. For more details on the
above cards, please contact the manufacturer.
Technical Notes
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.
• Format memory cards before first use ( 46).
• Do not eject the memory card, turn the camera off, remove the batteries, or disconnect the
AC adapter during formatting or while data are being written to or deleted from the card.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in loss of data or damage to the camera or
card.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles, or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to high levels of humidity or to corrosive gas.
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Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following precautions when storing or using the device.
Handle the lens and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, monitor, or
battery-chamber and lens covers. These
parts are easily damaged. Force applied
to the lens cover could cause malfunction
or damage the lens. Should the monitor
break, care should be taken to avoid injury
due to broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
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 in the CCD
image sensor, producing a white blur effect
in photographs.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source
Do not unplug the product or remove the
batteries while the product is on, or while
images are being recorded or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in
damage to product memory or internal
circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of power, avoid carrying the product
from one place to another while an AC
adapter is connected.
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in
water or subjected to high levels of moisture.
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected
to strong shocks or vibration.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong
electromagnetic radiation or magnetic
fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such
as radio transmitters could interfere with
the monitor, damage data stored on the
memory card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as
occur when entering or leaving a heated
building on a cold day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a carrying
case or a plastic bag before exposing it to
sudden changes in temperature.
Technical Notes
Batteries
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out and replace the batteries if necessary
( 10). If possible, carry spare batteries when taking pictures on important occasions.
• Battery capacity tends to decrease on cold days. Be sure that the batteries are fresh 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.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with
local regulations.
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Cleaning
Lens Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other). To remove fingerprints or other stains that can
not be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion
that starts in the center of the lens and works out to the edges. If this fails, clean the
lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the
monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt with a dry
cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly. Note that foreign
matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered under warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away and remove the batteries if the camera will not be used
for an extended period. Do not store the camera with naptha or camphor moth
balls or in locations that:
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
Technical Notes
Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images
recorded using the product will not be affected.
• When you frame bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward either end
may appear in the display. This phenomenon, known as “smear,” does not appear in the final
photograph and does not indicate a malfunction. Some smear may appear in movies.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact
your Nikon service representative.
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear in the
monitor and how to deal with them.
Display
(blinks)
Problem
Clock not set.
Batteries running low.
Solution
Set clock.
Ready spare batteries.
42
6–7
WARNING ! !
BATTERY EXHAUSTED
Batteries exhausted.
Replace batteries.
7, 47
AF●
(● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
(blinks)
WARNING ! !
Please wait for camera to
finish recording
Use focus lock to focus on another subject at same distance, then recompose 12, 53
picture.
Use flash, or steady camera using triSlow shutter speed. Pic- pod, by placing camera on level sur- 11, 12,
face, or by holding camera in both 14
tures may be blurred.
hands with elbows against torso.
Camera cannot perform
Message clears from display automatiother operations until
cally when recording is complete.
recording is complete.
MEMORY CARD IS WRITE Write-protect switch is
PROTECTED
in “lock” position.
THIS CARD
CANNOT BE USED
Error accessing memory
card.
WARNING ! !
THIS CARD CANNOT BE READ
CARD IS NOT
FORMATTED
FORMAT
NO
—
Slide write-protect to “write” position.
9
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors are clean.
• Confirm that memory card is correctly inserted.
58
—
9
to
Memory card has not Highlight FORMAT and press
been formatted for use format card, or turn camera off and re- 9, 46
place card.
in camera.
46
9
46
69
—
55
61
Technical Notes
Error occurred while re- Format internal memory or memory
cording picture.
card.
• Insert new memory card.
Camera has run out of
• Format internal memory or memory
file numbers.
card.
IMAGE CANNOT BE SAVED
or
Cannot create cropped, Select picture that supports crop,
D-lighting, or small copy. D-lighting, or small picture.
Picture cannot be used Choose picture 640 × 480 pixels or largfor welcome screen.
er.
Cannot copy picture.
Delete pictures from destination.
Display
Technical Notes
Problem
Solution
Time out error while re- Choose memory card with faster write
CANNOT RECORD MOVIE
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cording movie.
speed.
• Choose smaller image size.
48
• Delete pictures.
55
OUT OF MEMORY
Memory card is full.
• Insert new memory card.
9
or
• Remove memory card and use inter- 9
nal memory.
CARD CONTAINS NO No pictures available for
—
—
IMAGES
playback.
File not created with
FILE CONTAINS
View file on computer or other device. —
NO IMAGE DATA
COOLPIX L1.
No pictures available
ALL IMAGES ARE HIDDEN for display in welcome
—
—
screen or slide show.
THIS IMAGE CANNOT BE Picture is protected.
Remove protection.
55
DELETED
NEW CITY IS IN THE Destination in same No need to change time zones if desti- 42
CURRENT TIME ZONE time zone as home.
nation is in same time zone as home.
Turn camera off and then on again. If
LENS ERROR
Lens error.
error persists, contact retailer or Nikon 10
representative.
USB cable disconnected If PictureProject displays error, click OK
during transfer or print- to exit. Resume operation after turning 31–32
ing.
camera off and reconnecting cable.
COMMUNICATIONS ERROR
USB option incorrect. Choose correct USB option.
33
PictureProject did not See the PictureProject reference manu—
start.
al (on CD) for more information.
NO IMAGES ARE MARKED No pictures selected for Select pictures for transfer and try 55
FOR TRANSFER
transfer.
again.
• Check battery level.
10
Transfer error.
TRANSFER ERROR
• Check that USB cable is connected.
32
Turn camera off, remove and reinsert
Error has occurred in
batteries, and turn camera on. If error
SYSTEM ERROR
7, 10
camera’s internal cirpersists, contact retailer or Nikon repcuitry.
resentative.
Check printer. To resume, highlight RePRINTER ERROR
—
CHECK PRINTER STATUS Printer error.
sume (if available) and press .
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to the page
numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Problem
Camera turns off
without warning
Monitor is blank
No indicators appear
in monitor
Monitor is hard to
read
Camera clock is not
correct
Solution
Batteries are low.
Batteries are cold.
Camera is off.
Batteries are exhausted.
Standby mode: press shutter-release button halfway.
Flash lamp blinks: wait until flash has charged.
USB cable is connected.
A/V cable is connected.
10
60
10
10
10, 45
14
32, 35
31
Hide Info is selected for Photo Info. Select Show Info.
43
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty: clean monitor.
Check camera clock regularly against more accurate timepieces and reset as required.
Clock battery exhausted: recharge clock battery. Pictures
Camera settings reset recorded before clock has been set will have time stamp of
“00.00.0000 00:00”; movies will be dated “01.01.2005 00:00.”
• Camera is in playback mode: press
button.
No picture taken
• Menus are displayed: press MENU button.
when shutter-release
• Batteries are exhausted.
button is pressed
• Flash lamp blinks: flash is charging.
• Subject is low in contrast, dominated by repeating geometric patterns, covers too small an area of the frame, or conCamera can not focus tains many fine details, objects of sharply differing brightusing autofocus
ness, or objects at different distances from the camera. Use
focus lock to focus on another subject at same distance.
• Focus error. Turn camera off and then on again.
43
60
42
42
26
39
10
14
53
10
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Technical Notes
Electronically Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external
static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the batteries, and then turn the
camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon
representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result
in the loss of any data not recorded to internal memory or the memory card at the time
the problem occurred. Data already recorded will not be affected.
Problem
Technical Notes
Solution
• Use flash.
Pictures are blurred • Use BSS.
• Use tripod and self-timer.
• Flash is off.
• Flash window is blocked.
Pictures are too dark
• Subject is outside range of flash.
(underexposed)
• Exposure compensation is too low.
• Subject is backlit: select
(scene mode) or use fill flash.
Pictures are too bright
Exposure compensation is too high.
(overexposed)
Shutter speed too slow. Noise can be reduced by:
Randomly-spaced
• Using flash
bright pixels (“noise”)
• Choosing , , , ,
,
, ,
, or in scene
appear in image
mode
Pictures are smeared Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
Colors are unnatural White balance does not match light source.
Flash is off. Note that flash turns off automatically in mode
Flash does not fire and some scene modes or when option other than Single is
selected for Continuous or BSS is on.
Bright specks in picFlash is reflecting from particles in air. Turn flash off.
tures taken with flash
Blur warning is not displayed in self-timer mode or when ,
Blur warning is not
, , or
is selected in scene mode, option other than
displayed
Single is selected for Continuous, or BSS is on.
No sound when
Off selected for Sound Settings > Shutter Sound.
shutter is released
Optical zoom cannot
Optical zoom cannot be used while shooting movies.
be used
Digital zoom cannot Digital zoom is not available in or framing assist modes or
be used
when option other than Single is selected for Continuous.
Image Mode cannot be adjusted when Multi Shot 16 is
Image Mode not
selected for Continuous or “Sports composite” is selected in
available
scene mode.
Metering not
Metering cannot be changed when digital zoom is in efavailable
fect.
Date Imprint not
Camera clock has not been set.
available
Date not appearing Date does not appear on movies or on pictures taken using
on pictures
panorama assist.
File cannot be played File has been overwritten or renamed by computer or other
back
make of camera.
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14
51
15
14
11
14
16
14, 23
16
14
19–23
60
49
14, 51,
67
14
15, 21,
23, 51
45
25
17, 25,
51
21, 51
11
42, 61
23–24,
30
—
Problem
Cannot zoom in on
picture
Cannot record voice
memo
Cannot use crop,
D-lighting, or small
picture options
Cannot mark pictures
for transfer
Transfer marking does
not appear
Solution
Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small pictures,
or pictures that have been cropped to below 320 × 240.
Voice memos cannot be appended to movies.
—
—
These options cannot be used with movies and may not be
available with pictures created with other cameras. Select 69
picture that supports crop, D-lighting, or small picture.
No more than 999 pictures can be marked for transfer. Use
32
PictureProject Transfer button to transfer pictures.
Pictures were marked for transfer using another model of
—
camera. Mark pictures for transfer using COOLPIX L1.
• Camera is off.
10
10
• Batteries are exhausted.
• USB cable is not correctly connected.
32
PictureProject does
• Appropriate USB option is not selected.
33
not start when cam• Camera is not registered in Device Manager (Windows —
era is connected
only).
See the PictureProject reference manual (on CD) for further
information.
Pictures not displayed
Choose correct video mode.
31
on television
Format Memory >
Format option not Batteries are low.
10, 46
available
Technical Notes
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Appendix
Defaults ( 39, 41, 48, 57)
Choosing Reset for Reset All restores the following default settings:
Option
mode
Flash mode ( 14)
Self timer ( 15)
Macro close-up ( 16)
Exposure compensation (
Setup menu
Welcome Screen ( 41)
Photo Info ( 43)
Brightness ( 43)
Date Imprint ( 44)
Button Sound ( 45)
Shutter Sound ( 45)
Start-up Sound ( 45)
Blur Warning ( 45)
Auto Off ( 45)
Sleep Mode ( 45)
Auto Transfer ( 46)
Menus ( 47)
Default
16)
Auto
Off
Off
0.0
Animation
Show info
3
Off
On
Normal
Normal
On
1 min.
On
On
Text
Option
Scene mode
Portrait assist ( 19)
Landscape assist ( 19)
Sports assist ( 21)
Night portrait assist ( 21)
Shooting menu
Image Mode ( 48)
White Balance ( 49)
Metering ( 50)
Continuous ( 51)
BSS ( 51)
Color Options ( 52)
AF-Area Mode ( 52)
Autofocus Mode ( 52)
Movie menu
Movie Options ( 57)
Autofocus Mode ( 57)
PictBridge
Paper Size ( 36, 37)
Default
Portrait
Normal (2816)
Auto
Matrix
Single
Off
Standard color
Auto
Single AF
Small size 320★
Continuous AF
Default
Choosing Reset also clears the current file number ( 68) from memory. Numbering will continue from the lowest number available (to reset file numbering to 0001, delete all pictures before
selecting Reset). All other settings are unaffected, including Date ( 42), Date Counter ( 44),
Language ( 46), USB ( 46), Video Mode ( 46), and Battery Type ( 47).
Technical Notes
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF) is standard widely used in the digital camera
industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide standard that allows pictures to
be printed from print orders stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still
Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with photographs to be
used for optimal color reproduction when images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed by in cooperation with the digital camera and printer
industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without connecting the
camera to a computer.
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Scene Mode Settings ( 17)
The following table lists the default flash mode, self-timer, macro close-up, and exposure compensation settings for each scene. These settings are restored when the camera is turned off,
or mode is selected, pictures are played back, or Reset is selected for Reset All in the
setup menu. Settings in parentheses can be changed.
Mode
Flash mode ( 14) Self-timer ( 15) Macro close-up ( 16) Exp. comp. ( 16)
)
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Portrait
(
*
Landscape
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Sports
OFF
OFF
(0.0)
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Night portrait
Party/Indoor
(
)
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Beach/Snow
( AUTO)
(OFF)
(OFF)
(0.0)
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Sunset
Dusk/Dawn
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Night landscape
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Close up
( )
(OFF)
ON
(0.0)
Museum
(OFF)
(OFF)
(0.0)
OFF
OFF
0.0
Fireworks show
Copy
( )
(OFF)
(OFF)
(0.0)
Back light
(OFF)
OFF
(0.0)
Panorama assist
( )
(OFF)
(OFF)
(0.0)
* Default for Portrait right and Portrait left is AUTO. Other modes can be selected.
Image Mode ( 48) and Movie Options ( 57)
The following table lists the number of pictures or maximum total movie length that can be
stored in internal memory and on a 256 MB memory card, together with the size of still pictures printed at 300 dpi.
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Technical Notes
Image mode/movie options Internal memory (10 MB) 256 MB memory card
Print size (cm / in.)
High (2816★)
3
80
24 × 18 / 9½ × 7
Normal (2816)
6
160
24 × 18 / 9½ × 7
Normal (2048)
12
300
17 × 13 / 7 × 5
PC Screen (1024)
43
1030
9 × 7 / 3½ × 2½
TV Screen (640)
90
2220
5 × 4 / 2 × 1½
TV Movie 640
14 s
5 min. 40 s
—
Small Size 320★
16 s
6 min. 30 s
—
Smaller Size 160★
1 min. 2 s
25 min.
—
* All figures are approximate. Maximum total movie length and number of pictures that can
be stored varies with make of memory card and, in the case of JPEG images, with the type
of scene recorded. If memory remains for more than 9999 pictures, exposure count display
will show 9999.
Restrictions on Camera Settings ( 48)
Restrictions apply to the following settings in
mode:
Flash mode Flash turns off at Continuous settings other than Single or when BSS is on.
Original mode is restored when Single is selected or BSS is turned off.
Self timer If self-timer is on, only one shot will be taken when shutter is released, regardless
of settings chosen for Continuous and BSS. Original Continuous and BSS settings are restored when picture is taken or self-timer is turned off.
Continuous Selecting Continuous or Multi-Shot 16 turns BSS off. Original BSS setting is
not restored when Single is selected.
BSS Continuous is set to Single when BSS is on. Original setting is not restored
when BSS is turned off.
White White balance is set to Auto and can not be adjusted when Black-and-White,
balance Sepia, or Cyanotype is selected for Color Options. Original white balance is
restored when Standard Color or Vivid Color is selected.
Image File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies, and voice memos are assigned file names with three parts: a four letter identifier, a four-digit file number assigned automatically by the camera in ascending order, and a
three-letter extension (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”).
Originals
Still picture
Movie
Voice memo
Identifier
Extension
Copies
DSCN
.JPG
Cropped copy
DSCN
.MOV
Small copy
Same as picture
.WAV
D-lighting copy
Identifier
RSCN
SSCN
FSCN
Extension
.JPG
.JPG
.JPG
Pictures are stored in folders named with a three-digit folder number followed by a five-character identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for pictures taken using panorama
assist (e.g, “101P_001”; 23–24) and “NIKON” for all other pictures (e.g, “100NIKON”). Folders
can hold up to 200 pictures; if a picture is taken when the current folder contains 200 pictures,
a new folder will be created by adding one to the current folder number. If a picture is taken
when the current folder is numbered 999 and contains 200 pictures or a picture numbered
9999, no further pictures can be taken until the medium is formatted ( 46) or a new memory card inserted.
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 device; file names do not change but
new folder numbers are assigned in ascending order starting from the largest folder number
on the destination device ( 56).
Technical Notes
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Copies ( 27, 28, 56)
Copies created using crop ( 27), D-lighting ( 28), and small picture ( 56) have the same
transfer marking as the original but are not marked for printing or protection. Copies created
using Copy ( 56) have the same protection marking as the original but are not marked for
printing or transfer. The crop and small picture options can not be used with copies created
with crop or small picture; D-lighting is not available with copies created with D-lighting.
Time Zones ( 7–8, 42)
The camera supports the time zones listed below. Increments of less than one hour are not
supported; when travelling to or from destinations at half- or quarter-hour increments from
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), such as Afghanistan, Central Australia, India, Iran, Nepal, or Newfoundland, set the camera clock to local time ( 7–8, 42).
GMT +/–
Location
–11
Midway, Samoa
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix, La Paz
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston, Mexico City
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto, Lima
–4
Caracas, Manaus
–3
Buenos Aires, São Paulo
–2
Fernando de Noronha
–1
Azores
±0
London, Casablanca
GMT +/–
+1
+2
+3
+4
+5
+6
+7
+8
+9
+10
+11
+12
Location
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
Athens, Helsinki
Moscow, Nairobi
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
Islamabad, Karachi
Colombo, Dhaka
Bangkok, Jakarta
Beijing, Hong Kong (HK), Singapore
Tokyo, Seoul
Sydney, Guam
New Caledonia
Auckland, Fiji
Refreshing Nikon EN-MH1-B2 Rechargeable NiMH Batteries ( 6, 58)
An MH-71 battery charger and rechargeable EN-MH1-B2 NiMH batteries are provided with the
camera in some regions and are also available as options ( 58). NiMH batteries may suffer
a temporary drop in capacity if charged after long periods of disuse or before being fully discharged. They will return to normal after being refreshed a few times as described below.
1 Insert both batteries into the charger (
6).
2 Press the REFRESH button until the REFRESH lamp lights and close the lid. The REFRESH
lamp turns off when the batteries are fully discharged. The batteries can now be removed
or left in the MH-71 to recharge ( 6). Unplug the charger after removing the batteries.
To resume charging before the batteries are fully discharged, or to refresh the batteries once
charging has begun, press the REFRESH button for about two seconds.
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Technical Notes
Batteries that retain a charge for only short periods after being refreshed have reached the
end of their working life and can no longer be used.
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX L1 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
6.2 million
CCD
Image size (pixels)
1 2.5
Lens
Focal length
f/-number
Construction
Zoom-Nikkor with 5 × optical zoom
F=6.3 –31.4 mm (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 38 –190 mm)
f/2.9 – f/5.0
9 elements in 7 groups
Digital zoom
Up to 4 × (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 760 mm)
-in. CCD; total pixels: 6.37 million
• 2,816 × 2,112 (2816★, 2816)
• 1,024 × 768 (1024)
• 2,048 × 1,536 (2048)
• 640 × 480 (640)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from lens) 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) – ∞
Macro mode: 4 cm (1.6 in.)– ∞ (W)
Focus-area selection
Center; auto multi AF with 5 focus areas
Monitor
Approximate frame
coverage
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
2.5 in., 115,000-dot, TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment
Shooting mode: 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
Playback: 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx.10 MB); SD (Secure Digital) memory cards
DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant
Movies: QuickTime
Sound files: WAV
Range
Matrix, center-weighted
Programmed auto exposure with exposure
(–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1 3 EV)
W: +2.5 – +16.0 EV
T: +4.0 – +17.5 EV
Shutter
Speed
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
4 – 1 2000 s
Aperture
Range
Magnetically controlled
f/2.9 and f/4.9 (W)
compensation
Technical Notes
ISO sensitivity (Recom- Approximately equivalent to ISO 50 (auto gain to ISO 200)
mended Exposure Index)
Self-timer
Approximately 10 seconds
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
Sync method
W: 0.5 –3.5 m/1 ft. 8 in.– 11 ft. 6 in.
Sensor flash system
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T: 0.5 – 2 m/1 ft. 8 in. – 6 ft. 7 in.
I/O terminals
Audio video out/digital IO (USB)
Interface
USB
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Supported
languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Power sources
• Two AA alkaline, oxy-nickel, or lithium batteries
• Two rechargeable EN-MH1-B2 NiMH batteries
• EH-62B AC adapter kit
Battery life
Approximately 100 shots with alkaline, 400 shots with lithium, or 230
shots with EN-MH1-B2 batteries*
Approximate dimensions 89.5 × 60.5 × 47 mm/3.5 × 2.4 × 1.9 in. (W × H × D)
Approximate weight
180 g (6.3 oz.) without battery or memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
0 – +40 °C (+32 – 104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured
at 25 °C (77 °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to NORMAL.
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with fully-charged EN-MH1-B2 batteries operated at an ambient
temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
MH-71 Battery Charger (Option; Supplied with Camera in Some Regions)
Rated input
AC 100–240 V, 0.11–0.065 A, 50/60 Hz
Charging output
DC 1.2 V / 2000 mA
Applicable batteries
Nikon EN-MH1-B2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
Discharge time
Approximately 5 hours
Charging time
Approximately 2.5 hours
Operating temperature 5–35 °C (+41–95 °F)
Approximate dimensions 70 × 79 × 30 mm/2.8 × 3.1 × 1.2 in. (W × H × D)
Length of cord
Approximately 1800 mm (70.9 in.)
Approximate weight
110 g (3.9 oz.), excluding power cable
EN-MH1-B2 NiMH Batteries
The capacity of NiMH batteries will drop if they are charged repeatedly without first being fully
discharged. The batteries will return to normal once fully discharged. Note that NiMH batteries gradually lose their charge when not in use; refresh the batteries immediately before use.
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Technical Notes
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.
Index
Symbols
(auto) mode, 10–12
(delete) button, 13, 26, 27, 29
(movie) mode, 25
(playback) button, 13, 26–30
, , , ,
,
,
,
,
,
, , , ,
,
, see
(scene) mode
(wait) icon, 61
A
Accessories, 58
AEL, 24
AF●, see Focus, indicator
AF-area mode, 52
Assist modes, 18–21
Autofocus, see Focus
Auto-focus mode
movie menu, 57
shooting menu, 52
Auto off, 10, 45
Auto transfer, see Interface
A/V cable, 31
A/V-out connector, 3, 31
B
Backlit subjects, 14, 23
Batteries, 6–7, 47
Battery level indicator, 10, 61
Battery type, 47
Best Shot Selector, 23, 51
Black-and-white, 52
Blur, 12, 45, 61, 64
Blur warning, 45
Brightness, see Monitor settings
BSS, see Best Shot Selector
Burst shooting, see Continuous;
Scene, Sports ( )
Button sound, see Sound
settings
Technical Notes
C
Clock, see Date
Close-ups, 16, 23
Color options, 52, 68
Computer, 31–33, 46
copying pictures to, 31–33
Continuous, 51
Continuous AF, see Focus, mode
72
Copies, 69. See also Copy (playback menu); Cropping pictures;
D-lighting; Small pic.
Copy (playback menu), 56
Cropping pictures, 27
Cyanotype, 52
D
Date, 7–8, 42, 44
Date and time, see Date
printing, 38, 44
Date counter, see Date imprint
Date imprint, 44
Daylight saving time, see Date
DCF, see Design rule for Camera
File system
Default settings, 66, 67
Delete, 55
Deleting pictures, 13, 26, 55
in full-frame playback, 13, 26
selected pictures, 55
Design rule for Camera File
system, 66
Digital Print Order Format, 37–38,
66
Direct Print, see PictBridge
D-lighting, 28
DPOF, see Digital Print Order
Format
E
E-mail, 48
Error messages, 61–62
Exif 2.2, 66
Exif Print, see Exif 2.2
Exposure compensation, 16
Extension, 68
F
Face-priority AF, 19–20
Fill flash, 14
Firmware, 47
Firmware version, 47
Flash, 14, 67
mode, 14, 66, 67
Flash lamp, 3, 14
Focus, 4–5, 12, 52, 53, 57
area, 4–5, 12, 52
face-priority, 19–20
indicator, 5, 12
lock, 53
mode, 52, 57
movie, 57
shooting, 52
Format, 9, 46
Format card, 46
Format memory, 46
Framing, 11, 18–21, 43, 52, 53
assist, 18–21
guides, 18–21, 43
H
Help, 40
I
Image mode, 17, 48
Image size, see Image mode
Indoor photography, 12, 14, 22
Interface, 31–35, 46
Internal memory, 4–5, 9, 46, 67
capacity of, 67
formatting, 46
J
JPEG, 68
JPG, 68
L
Landscapes, 19, 22–23
Language, 7, 46
Language, choosing, 7
Lens, 2, 60
M
Macro close-up, 16
Memory cards, 4–5, 9, 46, 58, 67
approved, 58
capacity of, 67
formatting, 46
inserting and removing, 9
Memory card slot, 2, 9
Menus, 39
MENU button, 3, 39
Menus, 47
Metering, 50
Mode selector, 3
Monitor, 3, 4–5, 10, 43, 60
brightness, 43
indicators in, 4–5
Monitor settings, 43
MOV, 68
Movies, 25, 30, 57
recording, 25, 57
viewing, 30
MOVIE menu, 57
Moving subjects, 21, 51
Multi selector, 3, 7, 39
S
Transfer, 31–33
mark, 32, 46, 55
marking pictures for, 46, 55
Transfer marking, 55
Tripod, 3
T button, see Zoom buttons
U
USB, 46. See also Interface
USB, 31–35, 46
cable, 31, 32, 35
connection, 31–35, 46
connector, 3
V
VCR, 31
Video mode, 31, 46. See
also Interface
Vivid color, 52
Voice memo, 29
Volume, 29, 30, 45
W
WAV, 68
Welcome screen, 41
White balance, 49–50
White balance, 49–50, 68
preset, 49–50
Wide angle, see Zoom
W button, see Zoom buttons
Z
Zoom, 11
digital, 11
indicator, 4–5, 11
optical, 11
playback, 27
Zoom buttons, 3, 11
Technical Notes
(scene) mode, 17–24
Back light (
), 23
Beach/Snow ( ), 22
Close-up (
), 23
N
Copy ( ), 23
Night photography, 14, 21, 22–23
Dusk/Dawn (
), 23
Noise reduction, 12, 19–23
Fireworks show ( ), 23
NTSC, see Video mode
Landscape ( ), 19
Number of exposures remaining,
Museum ( ), 23
10, 67
Night landscape ( ), 23
Night portrait ( ), 21
O
Panorama assist ( ), 23
On/off, see Power switch
Party/Indoor (
), 22
P
Portrait ( ), 19–20
PAL, see Video mode
Sports ( ), 21
Panorama, 23–24
Sunset ( ), 22
Photo info, see Monitor setSecure Digital (SD), see Memory
tings
cards
PictBridge, 34–38, 66
Self-timer, 15, 68
PictureProject, 1, 31–33
Self-timer lamp, 2, 15
PLAYBACK MENU, 39, 54–56
Sepia, 52
Playback, 13, 26–30
SET-UP MENU, 39, 41–47
full-frame, 13, 26
SHOOTING MENU, 39, 48–53
menu, 39, 54–56
Shutter-release button, 2, 12
movies, 30
Shutter sound, see Sound
on TV, 31
settings
thumbnail, 26
Single AF, see Focus, mode
voice memo, 29
Size, see Image mode
zoom, 27
Sleep mode, see Auto off
Portraits, 19–20, 21
Slide show, 54
Power-on lamp, 2, 10
Slow sync, see Flash, mode
Power switch, 2, 10, 45
Small pic., 56, 69
Printing pictures, 34–38. See
Smear, 60
also Date and time, printing;
Sound, 2, 25, 29, 30, 45
Date imprint; Digital Print OrSound settings, 45
der Format; PictBridge; Print set
Speedlight, see Flash
Print set, 38, 54
Standby mode, see Auto off
Print size, 36, 37, 67
Start-up sound, see Sound
Protect, 55
settings
Protected pictures, 55, 69
Strap, camera, 2
Support information, 1
Q
QuickTime, 70
T
Telephoto, see Zoom
R
Television, 31, 46
Red-eye reduction, see Flash,
connecting to, 31, 46
mode
Thumbnail playback, 26
Reset all, 47, 66–67
Time, see Date
Time zone, 7–8, 42, 69
Timer, see Self-timer
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