User`s manual | COOLPIX by Nikon L23 Camcorder User Manual

DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Image
Movie Recording and Playback
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Basic Camera Setup
Notes on Camera Care and General Usage
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 Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection.
Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or AC adapter could result in
injury. Repairs should be performed
only by qualified technicians. Should
the camera or AC adapter break open
as the result of a fall or other accident,
take the product to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection,
after unplugging the product and/or
removing the batteries.
ii
Do not use the camera or AC
adapter in the presence of
flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in the
presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap with
care
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
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.
For Your Safety
Observe caution when
handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling
batteries for use in this product:
• Before replacing the batteries, turn
the product off. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only the batteries approved for
use in this product (A 12). Do not
combine old and new batteries or
batteries of different makes or types.
• If Nikon rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
EN-MH2 (EN-MH2-B2 or EN-MH2-B4)
are purchased separately, charge and
use each of them as a set. Do not
combine batteries from different pairs.
• The EN-MH2 rechargeable batteries
are for use with Nikon digital cameras
only, and are compatible with
COOLPIX L23.
Do not use EN-MH2 rechargeable
batteries with incompatible devices.
• Insert batteries in the correct orientation.
• Do not short or disassemble batteries
or attempt to remove or break
battery insulation or casing.
• Do not expose batteries to flame or
to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to water.
• Do not transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to
the product, be sure to remove the
batteries when no charge remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any change in the
batteries, such as discoloration or
deformation.
• If liquid from damaged batteries comes
in contact with clothing or skin, rinse
immediately with plenty of water.
•
•
•
•
•
Observe the following
precautions when handling the
Battery Chargers (available
separately)
Keep Dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
Dust on or near the metal parts of the
plug should be removed with a dry
cloth. Continued use could result in
fire.
Do not handle the power cable or go
near the battery charger during
lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the power cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flame. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in electric shock.
iii
For Your Safety
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from one
voltage to another or with DC-to-AC
inverters. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the product
or result in overheating or fire.
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 using
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than 1
m (3 ft. 4 in.) from the subject.
iv
Do not operate the flash with
the flash window touching a
person or object
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in burns or fire.
Avoid contact with liquid
crystal
Should the monitor break, care should
be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent liquid
crystal from the monitor touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
Turn the power off when using
inside an airplane or the
hospital
Turn the power off while inside the
airplane during take off or landing.
Follow the instructions of the hospital
when using while in a hospital. The
electromagnetic waves given out by
this camera may disrupt the electronic
systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital.
Notices
Notice for Customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified
that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not
expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING
Handling the cord on this product will
expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747-3064
USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
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Notices
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Symbol for Separate Collection in
European Countries
This symbol indicates that this
product is to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an appropriate
collection point. Do not dispose of as
household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is to
be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated for
separate collection at an appropriate
collection point. Do not dispose of as
household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety........................................................................................................................................ ii
WARNINGS.................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1
About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1
Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2
Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4
The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4
Attaching the Camera Strap ............................................................................................................................4
The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................6
Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 8
A (Shooting Mode) Button ...........................................................................................................................8
c (Playback) Button ...........................................................................................................................................8
The Multi Selector...................................................................................................................................................9
Using Camera Menus........................................................................................................................................10
Switching Between Tabs of Menu Screen ...........................................................................................11
The Shutter-release Button............................................................................................................................11
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Inserting the Batteries ........................................................................................................................12
Applicable Batteries ...........................................................................................................................................12
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................12
Setting Display Language, Date and Time .................................................................................14
Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................16
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................16
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode ....................................................... 18
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select G (Easy Auto) Mode .............................................18
Indicators Displayed in G (Easy Auto) Mode....................................................................................19
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................20
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................21
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................22
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Images............................................................................................24
Viewing Images (Playback Mode) .............................................................................................................24
Deleting Unwanted Images..........................................................................................................................25
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................26
Selecting a Flash Mode ....................................................................................................................................26
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................28
Adjusting the Brightness: Exposure Compensation ...............................................................29
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More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 30
Selecting Shooting Mode .................................................................................................................30
Easy Auto Mode....................................................................................................................................31
Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)............................................................................32
Selecting a Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................32
Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and Characteristics)....................33
Taking Pictures for a Panorama ..................................................................................................................41
Capturing Smiling Faces Automatically (Smart Portrait Mode) ..........................................43
Changing the Smart Portrait Settings.....................................................................................................45
Auto Mode..............................................................................................................................................46
Macro Mode............................................................................................................................................................47
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ................................................................48
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).............................................................................................49
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ...................................................................................................................51
Continuous..............................................................................................................................................................53
Color Options ........................................................................................................................................................54
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Set at the Same Time..............................................................55
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 56
Full-frame Operation ..........................................................................................................................56
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback........................................................................57
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................58
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................59
Playback Menu......................................................................................................................................60
a Print Order.......................................................................................................................................................61
b Slide Show.......................................................................................................................................................64
d Protect................................................................................................................................................................65
f Rotate Image..................................................................................................................................................67
h Copy: Copying Between Memory Card and Internal Memory .......................................68
Editing Image...................................................................................................................................... 69
Image Editing Function .....................................................................................................................69
Editing Images ......................................................................................................................................70
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast.....................................................................70
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones.............................................................................................71
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size.............................................................................................72
o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy ........................................................................................................73
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Movie Recording and Playback.................................................................................................... 75
Recording Movies ................................................................................................................................75
Changing Movie Recording Settings ......................................................................................................76
Movie Options .......................................................................................................................................................77
Movie Playback .....................................................................................................................................78
Deleting Movies....................................................................................................................................................78
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ............................................................ 79
Connecting to a TV..............................................................................................................................79
Connecting to a Computer...............................................................................................................80
Before Connecting the Camera..................................................................................................................80
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer......................................................................81
Connecting to a Printer......................................................................................................................85
Connecting the Camera and Printer........................................................................................................86
Printing Images One at a Time....................................................................................................................87
Printing Multiple Images.................................................................................................................................88
Basic Camera Setup .......................................................................................................................... 91
Setup Menu............................................................................................................................................91
Welcome Screen ..................................................................................................................................................93
Time Zone and Date..........................................................................................................................................94
Monitor Settings...................................................................................................................................................98
Print Date............................................................................................................................................................... 100
Electronic VR ........................................................................................................................................................ 101
Motion Detection ............................................................................................................................................. 102
AF Assist.................................................................................................................................................................. 103
Sound Settings .................................................................................................................................................. 103
Auto Off .................................................................................................................................................................. 104
Format Memory/Format Card .................................................................................................................. 105
Language............................................................................................................................................................... 106
Video Mode ......................................................................................................................................................... 106
Blink Warning ...................................................................................................................................................... 107
Reset All .................................................................................................................................................................. 109
Battery Type ......................................................................................................................................................... 111
Firmware Version ............................................................................................................................................. 111
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Notes on Camera Care and General Usage............................................................................112
Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................................................... 112
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 114
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 115
Technical Notes................................................................................................................................116
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 116
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 117
File and Folder Names..................................................................................................................... 118
Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 119
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 123
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 128
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 131
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 132
x
Introduction
About This Manual
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
B
This icon marks cautions,
information that should be read
before use, to prevent damage to
the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
C
This icon marks notes, information
that should be read before using
the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available elsewhere
in this manual or in the Quick Start
Guide.
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX L23 digital camera. This manual
was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera. Read
this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who use the
product will read it.
Notations
• Secure Digital (SD) memory card, SDHC memory card, and SDXC memory card
are referred to as “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed in the computer monitor appear in bold.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so
that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual
appearance or display.
C
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.
1
Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries and AC
adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and
proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on
a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
About the Manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the
Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
2
Information and Precautions
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Introduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means
of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample”. The copying or reproduction
of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless
the prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused
postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited. The copying or
reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is
prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies
and private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies and photographs is governed by national and
international copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to
infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or builtin camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes
be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially
resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the welcome screen (A 93). Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage to
property when physically destroying data storage devices.
3
Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
Introduction
1 2
3
4
Lens cover closed
5
6
10
9
8
7
1
Shutter-release button ............................ 22
5
Flash .....................................................................26
6
Lens ........................................................ 114, 128
7
Built-in microphone ...................................75
2
Zoom control ................................................. 21
f : Wide .................................................. 21
g : Tele ....................................................21
h : Thumbnail playback ...............57
i : Playback zoom ........................... 59
j : Help ...................................................32
8
Power connector cover (for connecting
optional AC adapter) ...............................116
9
Eyelet for camera strap ...............................4
3
Power switch/Power-on lamp .... 18, 104
10 Lens cover .....................................................112
4
Self-timer lamp .............................................28
AF-assist illuminator ....................... 23, 103
Attaching the Camera Strap
2
3
1
4
Parts of the Camera
1
2
3
4
6
Introduction
5
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
k (apply selection) button .....................9
1
Monitor .................................................................6
9
2
d button .....................10, 48, 60, 76, 92
10 l (delete) button ...............................25, 78
3
A (shooting mode) button ....................8
4
Flash lamp .......................................................27
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ..................12, 16
5
Pin cover ........................................... 79, 81, 86
12 Speaker ..............................................................78
USB connector and audio/video
output ................................................ 79, 81, 86
13 Tripod socket
6
7
c (playback) button ..........................8, 24
15 Battery-chamber ..........................................12
8
Multi selector ....................................................9
11
14 Memory card slot ........................................16
5
Parts of the Camera
The Monitor
Introduction
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback
(actual display varies with current camera settings).
The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn off
after a few seconds (A 98).
Shooting
28
27
10
4
5
1
6
2 3
7
8
9
10 11
26
25
24
23
22
13
+1.0
1/125
21
F2.7
20
14
999
17 16
12
15
999 a
9999
1m00s b
1m00s
19
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Shooting mode* ...........18, 30, 43, 46, 75
Macro mode .................................................. 47
Zoom indicator .....................................21, 47
AE/AF-L indicator ........................................ 42
Focus indicator ............................................. 22
Flash mode ..................................................... 26
Battery level indicator .............................. 18
Motion detection indicator ........19, 102
Electronic VR ................................................101
“Date not set” indicator .................94, 119
Travel destination indicator .................. 94
Print date ........................................................100
Movie options ............................................... 77
Image mode .................................................. 49
18
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
6 * The displayed icons vary with the shooting mode.
a Number of exposures remaining (still images) ... 18
b Movie length ............................................ 75
Internal memory indicator .................... 19
Aperture ........................................................... 22
Focus area ................................................20, 22
Focus area (Face Detection) .........20, 22
Shutter speed................................................. 22
ISO sensitivity ................................................ 27
Exposure compensation value ........... 29
Skin softening ............................................... 45
Blink proof ....................................................... 45
Color options ................................................. 54
White balance mode ................................ 51
Continuous shooting mode ................ 53
Self-timer indicator .................................... 28
Parts of the Camera
Introduction
Playback
1
2
4
3
15/05/2011 12:00
12
15
14
9999. JPG
13
11
10
5
6
999/ 999
8
9
1 Date of recording ....................................... 14
7
999/ 999
9999/9999
1m00s
1m00s
a
b
8 Internal memory indicator .................... 24
2 Time of recording ....................................... 14
9 Movie playback indicator ...................... 78
3 Volume .............................................................. 78
10 Skin softening icon .................................... 71
4 Battery level indicator .............................. 18
11 Print order icon ............................................ 61
5 Movie options* ............................................. 77
12 Small picture .................................................. 72
6 Image mode* ................................................. 49
13 D-Lighting icon ............................................ 70
a Current frame number/
7
total number of frames ..................... 24
b Movie length ........................................... 78
14 Protect icon .................................................... 65
15 File number and type .............................118
* The displayed icons vary with the shooting mode.
7
Basic Operations
A (Shooting Mode) Button
Introduction
• When the A button is pressed in playback mode,
the camera enters shooting mode.
• When the A button is pressed in shooting mode,
the shooting-mode selection menu is displayed,
which allows you to change the shooting mode
(A 30).
c (Playback) Button
• During shooting mode, the camera enters the
playback mode when the c button is pressed.
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c
button to turn the camera on in playback mode.
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Basic Operations
The Multi Selector
For Shooting
Display m (flash mode) menu (A 26)/select the item above.
Display
n (self-timer)
menu (A 28).
Display
o (exposure
compensation)
guide (A 29).
Apply selection.
Introduction
Operate the multi selector by pressing it up H, down I, left J, right K or by
pressing the k button.
Flash mode
Display p (macro mode) menu (A 47)/select the item below.
For Playback
15/05/2011 15:30
0004.JPG
Display the
previous image.
Display the next
image.
4/ 4
For the Menu Screen
Select the item
above.
Select the item
on the left/
return to the
previous screen.
Select the item
below.
Apply selection (Go
to the next screen).
Select the item on
the right/go to the
next screen (apply
selection).
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
9
Basic Operations
Using Camera Menus
Introduction
Press the d button (A 5) to display the menu for the selected mode.
Use the multi selector (A 9) to navigate the menus.
Tab for the menus available
for the current mode
K is displayed when previous
menu items are available.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
Tab for displaying the setup
menu
L is displayed when there are
one or more menu items to follow.
1
Press the d button.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
2
Press the multi selector H or
I to choose an item, and
then press K or the k button.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
To change tabs, press J (A 11).
Multi selector
3
Press H or I to choose an item and press the
k button.
The setting is applied.
4
When setting is finished, press the d button.
The camera exits the menu display.
10
Continuous
Single
Continuous
BSS
Multi-shot 16
Basic Operations
Switching Between Tabs of Menu Screen
Shooting menu
Set up
Shooting menu
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
Press the multi selector
J to highlight the tab.
Press the multi selector
HI to select a tab and
press the k button or K.
Introduction
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
The selected menu will
be displayed.
When using the following modes, you can display the tabs by pressing the multi
selector J while the menu is displayed.
• Easy auto mode, scene mode, and movie mode
The Shutter-release Button
The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and
exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel
resistance. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, focus and
exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) are set. Focus and exposure remain
locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
While the shutter-release button is held in this position, release the shutter and
take a picture by pressing the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. Do
not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may result in
camera shake and blurred images.
Press halfway to set
focus and exposure
Press the rest of the
way down to take a
picture
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First Steps
Inserting the Batteries
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
Before opening the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover, hold the camera upside down to prevent
the batteries from falling out.
3
1
First Steps
The camera, batteries or memory card may be hot
immediately after using the camera. Observe caution
when removing the batteries or memory card.
2
2
Inserting the Batteries.
Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–)
terminals are oriented correctly as described on the
label at the entrance of the battery chamber, and
insert the batteries.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
1
2
Applicable Batteries
• Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (batteries supplied)
• Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
• Two EN-MH2 Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) rechargeable batteries
Turning On and Off the Camera
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Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) lights, and then the monitor
turns on (the power-on lamp turns off when the monitor
turns on). To turn off the camera, press the power switch
again. When the camera turns off, both the power-on lamp
and monitor turn off.
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in
playback mode (A 24).
Inserting the Batteries
B
Removing the Batteries
Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
B
Additional Precautions Regarding Batteries
Batteries with peeling
B
Batteries with insulation that
does not cover the area
around the negative terminal
First Steps
• Read and follow the warnings and cautions (A iii, 113).
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery”
(A 113), before using the battery.
• Do not combine old and new batteries or batteries of different makes or types.
• Batteries with the following defects cannot be used:
Batteries with a flat
negative terminal
Note for EN-MH1 Rechargeable Batteries, MH-70/71 Battery Charger
This camera can also use EN-MH1 Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.
Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery found in the section, “The Battery” (A 113),
before using the battery.
B
Battery Type
By setting Battery type (A 111) in the setup menu (A 91) to match the type of batteries inserted
in the camera, the batteries can perform more efficiently.
The default setting is the type of battery supplied with purchase. When any other type of battery is
used, turn the camera on and change the setting (A 111).
C
Alkaline Batteries
Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the manufacturer. Choose a
reliable brand.
C
Alternative Power Sources
To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an AC Adapter EH-65A (available
separately) (A 116). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC
adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
C
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
If no operations are performed for a while, the monitor will turn off, the camera will enter standby
mode, and the power-on lamp will blink. If no operations are performed for another three minutes,
the camera will turn off automatically.
When the power-on lamp is blinking, pressing the following button will turn the monitor back on.
➝ Power switch, shutter-release button, A button or c button
• In shooting or playback mode, the camera will enter standby mode in about 30 seconds (default
setting).
• The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the
Auto off option (A 104) in the setup menu (A 91).
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Setting Display Language, Date and Time
When the first time the camera is turned on, the language-selection screen and
the date and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
First Steps
The power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the
monitor will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when
the monitor turns on).
2
Press the multi selector H or
I to choose the desired
language and press the k
button.
Language
Multi selector
3
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
To cancel the time zone and date setting, select No.
Cancel
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
Cancel
4
Press J or K to choose your home time zone
(A 97) and press the k button.
London
Casablanca
Back
D
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to enable the daylight
saving time function while setting the region in step 4.
When the daylight saving time function is enabled, W is displayed
at the top of the monitor. Press I to disable the daylight saving
time function.
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London
Casablanca
Back
Setting Display Language, Date and Time
5
Press H or I to choose the date format and
press the k button or K.
Date format
Y/M/D Year/Month/Day
M/D/Y Month/Day/Year
D/M/Y Day/Month/Year
Press H, J, I, or K to set the date and time
and press the k button.
Choose an item: Press K or J (to change between D, M,
Y, Hour, or Minute).
Edit the highlighted item: Press H or I.
First Steps
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Date and time
M
D
00
Edit
Press the A button.
The lens extends and the shooting-mode selection
screen is displayed.
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2011
00
Apply the setting: Choose Minute and press the k
button.
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Y
01
01
When Easy auto mode is displayed, press the
k button.
Press this button in
shooting mode for
shooting-mode
selection menu.
Easy auto mode
The camera enters the shooting mode and you can take
pictures in Easy auto mode (A 18).
Press the multi selector H or I before pressing the k
button, to switch to another shooting mode (A 30).
C
Print date and Changing the Date and Time
• To imprint the date on images while taking pictures, set Print date (A 100) in the setup menu
(A 91) after the date and time have been set.
• To change the date and time settings of the camera clock, select Time zone and date (A 94) in
the setup menu (A 91).
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Inserting Memory Cards
First Steps
Data is saved in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 22 MB) or on
removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (commercially available; (A 117).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, images are automatically saved on the
memory card and images saved to the memory card can be played back, deleted or
transferred. Remove the memory card to save images in the internal memory, or
play back, delete or transfer images from the internal memory.
1
Confirm the power-on lamp and the monitor
are off and open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
3
1
Before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover, hold the camera upside down to prevent the
batteries from falling out.
2
2
Insert the memory card.
Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.
B
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards
could damage the camera or the memory card. Make
sure that the memory card is correctly oriented.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing Memory Cards
Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on
lamp and the monitor have turned off before opening
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Press the card in (1) to partially eject the card, then
remove the card by hand while being careful not to
remove it at an angle (2).
• The camera, batteries or memory card may be hot
immediately after using the camera. Observe caution
when removing the batteries or memory card.
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1 2
Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting Memory Cards
B
The Write Protect Switch
When memory card switch is in the lock position, data cannot
be written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If the switch
is in the lock position, unlock it by sliding the switch to the
write position to save or delete images, or to format the
memory card.
B
First Steps
If the message shown on the right is displayed, the memory card
Card is not formatted.
must be formatted before use. Note that formatting permanently
Format card?
deletes all images and other data on the memory card. Be sure to
make copies of any images you wish to keep before formatting the
Yes
memory card.
No
To format, use the multi selector to select Yes and press the k
button. The confirmation dialog will be displayed. To start formatting, choose Format and press the
k button.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting is
complete.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the camera, be sure to
format them using this camera (A 105).
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the
memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:
- Insert or remove the card
- Remove the batteries
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical 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 humidity, dust, or to corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select G (Easy Auto) Mode
In G (easy auto) mode, the camera automatically determines an appropriate
shooting mode when you frame a picture, allowing you to easily take pictures
using a shooting mode that suits the scene (A 31).
1
Press the power switch.
The lens extends and the monitor turns on.
Easy auto mode is set at the time of purchase. Proceed to
step 4.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
2
Press the A button.
3
Press the multi selector H or
I to choose G Easy auto
mode and press the k
button.
The camera enters G (easy auto)
mode.
4
Easy auto mode
Multi selector
Check the battery level and the number of
exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery level indicator
Display
Description
b
Battery level high.
B
Battery level low.
Prepare to replace batteries.
N
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures.
Replace the batteries.
8
Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be taken is displayed.
The number of exposures remaining depends on the capacity of the internal memory or
memory card and image mode setting (A 49).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select G (Easy Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in G (Easy Auto) Mode
Shooting mode
In easy auto mode, the camera automatically
selects U, e, f, g, h, i, or
j mode according to the current subject
and framing.
Motion detection indicator
Reduce the blurring caused by
subject or camera shake.
Internal memory indicator
Images will be saved to internal memory
(approximately 22 MB).
When memory card is inserted, C is not
displayed and images will be saved to
memory card.
Image mode
Display image size and quality set in
the image mode menu.
The default setting is i 3648×2736.
• The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn
off after a few seconds (A 98).
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power (the poweron lamp is blinking), press any of the following buttons to turn it back on.
➝ Power switch, shutter-release button, or A button
C
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
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Functions Available in Easy Auto Mode
• When the camera is pointed at a person’s face, the camera automatically detects the face and
focuses on it (A 22, 31).
• The flash setting can be set to W (off) (A 26).
• The self-timer (A 28) and exposure compensation (A 29) are available.
• The macro mode button on the multi selector (A 9, 47) is disabled. Changes to macro mode
when the camera selects close-up scene mode.
• Press the d button to change the combination of image quality (compression) and image size
in Image mode (A 49).
D
Motion Detection
See Motion detection (A 102) in the setup menu (A 91) for more information.
D
Electronic Vibration Reduction
When the flash mode (A 26) is set to W (off) or Y (slow sync) while Electronic VR (A 101) in
the setup menu (A 91) is set to Auto, the R icon may be displayed in the monitor. When shooting
in conditions that lead to blurring caused by camera shake, R is displayed to indicate that the
camera will reduce the effects of camera shake before saving images.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
1
Ready the camera.
Hold the camera steadily in both hands.
Keep fingers, hair and other objects away from the lens,
flash, AF assist-illuminator and microphone.
When taking pictures in “tall” orientation, turn the camera
so that the built-in flash is above the lens.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
2
Shooting mode icon
When the camera determines the scene mode, the
shooting mode icon will change (A 31).
When the camera detects a human face, that face will be
framed by a yellow double border (AF area).
Up to 12 faces can be detected. If more than one face is
detected, the face closest to the camera will be framed in
the focus area by a double border, and the other faces
will be framed by a single border.
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When shooting non-human subjects or when no faces are detected, the camera will
focus on the subject in the center of the frame. Position the main subject near the center
of the monitor.
B
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Frame the picture.
Easy Auto Mode
• The desired scene mode may not be selected in certain conditions. In this case, select another
shooting mode.
• When digital zoom is in effect, the shooting mode is U.
Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Zoom out
f
Zoom in
g
Optical zoom Digital zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating
and holding the zoom control at g triggers digital zoom.
Digital zoom can magnify the subject up to about 4× beyond the maximum
magnification of the optical zoom.
Maximum magnification
of optical zoom
Digital zoom is in effect
• The camera focuses in the center of the frame and the focus area is not
displayed when digital zoom is in effect.
C
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom.
Rotate the zoom control to g to zoom in on the
subject.
Rotate the zoom control to f to zoom out.
• When the camera is turned on, the zoom is at
the widest position.
• The zoom indicator is displayed at the top of
the monitor when the zoom control is rotated.
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify
images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image mode (A 49) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still images. When zoom is
increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to
indicate that interpolation is being applied.
The position of V moves to the right as image size decreases, allowing for confirmation of the
zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation is possible at the current image mode
setting.
When the image size is small
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
(A 11), the camera sets focus and exposure (shutter
speed and aperture value). Focus and exposure
remain locked while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
When a face is detected:
• The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. When the subject is in focus, the double border
glows green.
1/125
F2.7
Shutter speed Aperture
When a face is not detected:
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. When the subject is in focus, the focus area
glows green.
1/125
F2.7
Shutter speed Aperture
The camera focuses in the center of the frame and the focus area is not displayed when
digital zoom is in effect. Once focus has been acquired, the focus indicator (A 6) glows
green.
While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
may blink red. This indicates that the camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition
and press the shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down.
The shutter is released and the image will be saved to the
memory card or internal memory.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
During Saving
While images are being saved, the number of exposures remaining display will blink. Do not open
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing the memory card or the batteries during saving may result in loss of data or in damage to
the saved data, camera or card.
B
Autofocus Performance
B
Note on Face Detection
See “Notes on Face Detection” (A 31) for more information.
C
AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun is behind the subject
and the subject is in deep shadow)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. when the subject is standing in front of a
white wall, wearing a white shirt)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly shaped
windows, etc.)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In these situations, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway again to refocus, several times if
necessary. If the subject is still not in focus, select auto mode and use focus lock (A 46) to take the
picture by first focusing on an object that is the same distance from the camera as the desired
subject.
If the subject is dimly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A 103) may light when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, and the flash (A 26) may fire when the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way down.
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Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Images
Viewing Images (Playback Mode)
Press the c (playback) button.
A (shooting mode) button
The last image captured will be displayed in fullframe playback mode.
Press the multi selector H or J to display the
previous image. Press I or K to display the next
image.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
Images may be displayed briefly at low resolution
while being read from the memory card or
internal memory.
Multi selector
c (playback)
button
Press the A button to switch to shooting mode.
When C is displayed, images saved in the internal
memory will be displayed. When memory card is
inserted, C is not displayed and images saved on
the memory card will be displayed.
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Internal memory
indicator
C
When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
When the power-on lamp is blinking, pressing the c button will turn the monitor back on (A 104).
C
Playback Mode
See “More on Playback” (A 56) and “Editing Image” (A 69) for more information.
C
Power On by Pressing the c Button
When the camera is off, hold down the c button to turn on the camera in playback mode. The lens
will not extend.
C
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Viewing Images
Images captured using face detection (A 22) will be rotated and displayed automatically according
to the orientation of the faces detected, in full-frame playback mode.
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Images
Deleting Unwanted Images
1
Press the l button to delete the image
currently displayed in the monitor.
To exit without deleting, press the d button.
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
desired deletion method and press the k
button.
Current image: The image currently displayed is deleted.
Erase selected images: Multiple images can be selected
and deleted.
➝ “Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen”
All images: All images are deleted.
3
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
Erase 1 image?
Deleted images cannot be recovered.
To cancel, press H or I to select No and press the k
button.
Yes
No
Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose an
image to be deleted and press H to add y
to the image and mark it for deletion.
To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch back
to full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
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Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
2
Erase selected images
Back
ON/OFF
Add y to all desired images and then press
the k button to confirm the selection.
A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the instructions displayed in the monitor.
B
Notes on Deletion
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Transfer important images to a computer before deleting them.
• Protected images cannot be deleted (A 65).
C
Deleting the Last Image Captured While in Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last image captured.
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Using the Flash
The flash mode allows you to specify the settings according to shooting conditions.
• The flash has a range of approx. 0.3-5.0 m (1 ft.-16 ft.) when the camera is
zoomed out all the way, and 0.6-2.0 m (2 ft.-6 ft. 7 in.) when the maximum
optical zoom is applied.
• Note that when using easy auto mode (A 18), only U Auto (default setting)
and W Off are available. When U Auto is applied, the camera automatically
selects the optimum flash mode setting for the scene mode it has selected.
• When using Auto mode (A 46), certain scene modes (A 32), or smart portrait
mode (A 43), the following flash modes are available.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduces “red-eye” in portraits (A 27).
W
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
X
Fill flash
Flash fires when a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and back-lit subjects.
Y
Slow sync
Auto flash mode is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suitable for taking portraits with the night landscape as the background. Flash
illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at
night or under dim light.
Selecting a Flash Mode
1
Press m (flash mode) on the multi selector.
The flash mode menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
mode and press the k button.
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed.
When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds, regardless of the Photo info settings
(A 98).
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
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Flash mode
Using the Flash
B
Shooting When Lighting Is Poor and the Flash Is Disabled (W)
• Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of
camera shake.
• E may be displayed in the monitor. When E is displayed, images captured may be slightly
mottled due to increased ISO sensitivity.
B
Note on Using the Flash
When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in images.
To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (Off).
The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutterrelease 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.
If the battery is low, the monitor display will turn off, and remain off, until the flash is fully charged.
C
The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode (A 30).
• G (easy auto) mode: U Auto
• Scene mode: Varies with the selected scene mode (A 32)
• F (Smart portrait) mode: U Auto (when blink proof is turned off), fixed at W Off (when blink
proof is turned on) (A 43)
• A (auto) mode: U Auto
Flash cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. ➝ “Camera Settings that Cannot Be Set
at the Same Time” (A 55)
When the shooting mode is A (auto) mode (A 46), the changed flash setting is saved even if the
camera is turned off.
C
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
C
Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”).
Pre-flashes are fired repeatedly at low intensity before the main flash, reducing the red-eye effect.
Additionally, if the camera detects red eye while saving an image, the affected area will be processed
to reduce red-eye before the image is saved.
Note the followings when shooting.
• Because pre-flashes are fired, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is
pressed and when the shutter is released.
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.
• In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by red-eye reduction
processing; in these cases, choose another flash mode and try again.
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Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
The self-timer is useful for self-portraits or reducing the effects of camera shake
that occur when the shutter-release button is pressed.
When using the self-timer, pictures are taken 10 seconds after the shutter-release
button is pressed. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended.
1
Press n (self-timer) on the multi selector.
The self-timer menu is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select ON
and press the k button.
The self-timer icon (n 10) is displayed.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
Self-timer
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
The self-timer starts and the number of seconds
remaining until the shutter is released is
displayed in the monitor. The self-timer lamp
blinks while the timer is counting down. About
one second before the shutter is released, the
lamp stops blinking and glows steadily.
When the shutter is released, the self-timer will
be set to OFF.
To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press
the shutter-release button again.
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10
Focus and exposure will be set.
1/125
F2.7
1/125
F2.7
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Adjusting the Brightness: Exposure Compensation
The brightness of the entire image can be increased or decreased by setting the
exposure compensation when taking a picture.
1
Press o (exposure compensation) on the
multi selector.
The exposure compensation guide is displayed.
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
compensation value.
+0.3
To make the subject brighter, adjust the exposure
compensation to the “+” side.
To make the subject darker, adjust the exposure
compensation to the “-” side.
3
0.0
Exposure compensation
Press the k button.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection
will be cancelled.
When set to any value other than 0.0, H and the value are displayed.
4
Press the shutter-release button to shoot.
To turn off exposure compensation, repeat from step 1
and set the value to 0.0, then press the k button.
Basic Photography and Playback: G Easy Auto Mode
2
8
C
Exposure Compensation Value
The exposure compensation setting applied in A (auto) mode (A 46) is saved in the camera’s
memory even after the camera is turned off.
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More on Shooting
Selecting Shooting Mode
The following shooting modes can be selected.
G Easy auto mode
A 18
By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene
mode for simpler shooting.
b Scene
A 32
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene type.
F Smart portrait
A 43
The camera detects a smiling face to shoot the face automatically.
The skin softening option can be used to smooth skin tones of human faces.
D Movie
A 75
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Movies with sound can be recorded.
A Auto mode
A 46
You can change the flash mode, use macro mode (for close-ups), etc., and take
pictures. You can also select to shoot bursts of pictures continuously.
1
Press A in shooting mode.
The shooting-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
shooting mode.
When a scene mode is selected (the second icon from
the top), the scene type can be changed by pressing the
K button. Press H, I, J, or K to select a scene.
To return to the current shooting mode without
switching shooting modes, press A or the shutterrelease button.
3
Press the k button.
The camera enters the selected shooting mode.
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Easy auto mode
Easy Auto Mode
Automatic Scene Selection
The camera automatically selects one of the following scenes when you point the
camera at a subject.
• U Auto mode (general use)
• e Portrait (A 33)
• f Landscape (A 33)
• h Night portrait (A 34)
• g Night landscape (A 36)
• i Close-up (A 37)
• j Backlighting (A 39)
• Depending on shooting conditions, such as whether or not the subject is facing
the camera, faces may not be detected.
The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When there are multiple people in the frame, the face on which the camera
focuses depends on a variety of shooting conditions, such as whether or not the
subject is facing the camera.
• In some cases, included those noted in “Autofocus Performance” (A 23),
autofocus may not perform as expected, and the subject may not be in focus
despite the fact that the double border glows green. When the camera is
unable to focus, use another mode, such as A (auto) mode, focus on another
subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual portrait
subject, and use focus lock (A 46).
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Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The
following scene modes are available.
b Portrait
c Landscape
d Sports
e Night portrait
f Party/indoor
Z Beach
z Snow
h Sunset
i Dusk/dawn
j Night landscape
k Close-up
u Food
l Museum
m Fireworks show
n Black and white copy o Backlighting
p Panorama assist
Selecting a Scene Mode
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Press the A button in shooting
mode and press the multi selector
H or I to select scene mode.
The icon of the last scene mode used is
displayed. b (Portrait) is the default setting
(A 33).
2
Portrait
Press K, press H, I, J, or K to select a scene
mode, then press the k button.
The shooting mode screen for the selected scene is
displayed.
Scene mode types and characteristics ➝ A 33
3
Beach
Frame the subject and shoot.
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D
Image Mode
Press the d button to set the combination of image quality (compression) and image size in
Image mode (A 49). If the image mode setting is changed, the new image mode setting is also
applied to other shooting modes (except movie mode).
D
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Viewing the Description of Each Scene (Help)
Choose a scene type from the scene selection screen (step 2) and rotate the zoom control (A 4) to
g (j) to view a description of that scene. To return to the original screen, rotate the zoom control
to g (j) again.
Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and
Characteristics)
The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: X, flash mode
(A 26), n, self-timer (A 28), p, macro mode (A 47), o, exposure
compensation (A 29).
b Portrait
m
V*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
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Use this mode for portraits.
• If the camera detects a face, it focuses on the face. See “Face
Detection” (A 22) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, the camera focuses on
the face closest to the camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by
applying the skin softening function before saving images (A 45).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
* Default setting can be modified.
c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• The AF-assist illuminator (A 103) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
d Sports
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Use this mode when taking sports-related pictures at a
sporting event, etc. Use this mode to capture the
instantaneous movements in moving subjects by shooting a
continuous series of images (burst).
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. The camera focuses continuously until the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. The sound of lens drive movement
will be heard while the camera focuses.
• While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, images can be continuously
captured at approximately 1.4 frame per second up to four frames (when image mode is
set to i 3648×2736).
• The focus, exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the first image
in each series.
• The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the
current image mode setting and the memory card used.
• The AF-assist illuminator (A 103) does not light.
m
W
n
Off
p
Off
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
O
e Night portrait
Use this mode to achieve a natural balance between the main
subject and background lighting in portraits taken at night.
Flash is used to illuminate the subject while maintaining the
mood of the background.
• If the camera detects a person’s face, the camera will focus
on that person (face detection: A 22).
• If more than one face is detected, the camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening
function before saving images (A 45).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
m
1
2
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V1
n
Off2
p
Off
o
The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with slow sync with red-eye reduction.
Default setting can be modified.
O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended.
0.02
Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
f Party/indoor
Suitable for taking pictures in parties. Captures the effects of
candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily. In a dark place, the use of a tripod is
recommended.
m
1
2
V1
n
Off2
p
Off
o
0.02
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used. Default setting can be modified.
Default setting can be modified.
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Z Beach
Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit
expanses of water.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
Off
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
z Snow
Captures the brightness of sunlit snow.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
* Default setting can be modified.
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Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
O
h Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
O
i Dusk/dawn
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Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• The AF-assist illuminator (A 103) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
O
j Night landscape
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 6) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• The AF-assist illuminator (A 103) does not light.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
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O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended.
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k Close-up
m
U*
n
Off*
p
On
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified. Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at
distances of less than 60 cm (2 ft.).
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Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at close
range.
• Macro mode (A 47) will turn on and the zoom will
automatically move to the closest possible shooting
position.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position. Use this mode in the zoom range where F or the
zoom indicator glows green. The camera can focus on objects as close as about 10 cm
(4 in.) at the widest zoom position, and as close as about 3 cm (1.2 in.) at the position
where G is displayed.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use focus lock to frame the
picture on an object not in the center of the frame (A 46).
• The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to
lock the focus.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily.
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Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
u Food
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Use this mode when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 47) will turn on and the zoom will
automatically move to the closest possible shooting
position.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position. Use this mode in the
zoom range where F or the zoom indicator glows green. The camera can focus on
objects as close as about 10 cm (4 in.) at the widest zoom position, and as close as about
3 cm (1.2 in.) at the position where G is displayed.
• You can adjust the hue using the slider displayed on the left
side of the monitor. Press the multi selector H to increase
the amount of red, or I to increase the amount of blue.
Adjustments made to the hue setting are saved in the
camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. Use focus lock to frame the picture on an object not
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in the center of the frame (A 46).
• The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to
lock the focus.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily.
m
W
n
Off*
p
On
o
0.0*
* Default setting can be modified.
l Museum
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for
example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in
which you do not want to use the flash.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
• BSS (best shot selector) can be used to shoot (A 53).
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the camera steadily.
• The AF-assist illuminator (A 103) does not light.
m
W
n
* Default setting can be modified.
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Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
O
m Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst
of light from fireworks.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway, the focus indicator (A 6) always glows
green. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may
not always be in focus.
• The AF-assist illuminator (A 103) does not light.
m
W
n
Off
p
Off
o
0.0
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
n Black and white copy
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off*
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Provides clear images of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
• Use macro mode (A 47) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
* Default setting can be modified.
o Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing
features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to
“fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
m
m
n
Off*
p
Off
* Default setting can be modified.
O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended.
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Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
p Panorama assist
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama
using the supplied Panorama Maker 5 software. See “Taking Pictures for a Panorama”
(A 41) for details.
m
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40
W*
n
* Default setting can be modified.
Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
Taking Pictures for a Panorama
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for best
results.
1
Press the A button in shooting
mode and then press the multi
selector to select p Panorama
assist (A 32).
The panorama direction icon (I) is
displayed to show the direction in which
images will be joined.
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2
Panorama assist
Use the multi selector to choose the direction
and press the k button.
Select how images will be joined together in the
completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K) or down
(L).
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The yellow panorama direction icon (II) is displayed to
the direction pressed and the direction is fixed when the
k button is pressed. The white fixed direction I is displayed.
Apply flash mode (A 26), self-timer (A 28), macro mode (A 47) and exposure
compensation (A 29) settings with this step, if necessary.
Press the k button to reselect the direction.
3
Frame the first portion of the
panorama scene and take the first
picture.
The first image is superimposed in the first third
of the monitor.
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4
Take the second picture.
Frame the next image so that one third of the
frame overlaps the first image, and press the
shutter-release button.
Repeat until you have taken the necessary
number of pictures to complete the scene.
End
7
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Shooting Suited for the Scene (Scene Mode)
5
Press the k button when shooting is
completed.
The camera returns to step 2.
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B
Panorama Assist
Set flash mode, self-timer, macro mode and exposure compensation before taking the first picture.
They cannot be changed after the first picture is taken. Images cannot be deleted, nor can zoom or
Image mode setting (A 49) be adjusted after the first picture is taken.
The panorama series is terminated if the camera enters standby mode with the auto off function
(A 104) during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
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Note on R
When using panorama assist mode, all images captured in a
panorama series have the same white balance, exposure, and focus
settings as the first image captured.
When the first picture is taken, R is displayed to indicate
that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
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Panorama Maker 5
Install Panorama Maker 5 from the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
Transfer images to a computer (A 81) and use Panorama Maker 5 (A 84) to join them in a single
panorama.
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More Information
See, “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
Capturing Smiling Faces Automatically (Smart Portrait Mode)
The camera detects a smiling face to shoot the face automatically. The skin
softening option can be used to smooth skin tones of human faces.
1
Press the A button and then press
the multi selector H or I to select
F, and press the k button.
Smart portrait
The camera enters smart portrait mode.
2
Frame the picture.
If the camera detects a person’s face, the face will be
framed by a double yellow border in the focus area, and
when the face comes into focus, the double border will
for a moment turn green and the focus will be locked.
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F2.7
Up to three faces will be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the double border (focus area) is displayed around the face
closest to the center of the frame, and single borders around the others.
3
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Point the camera at the subject.
The shutter is automatically released.
If the camera detects the smiling face of the person framed by a double border, the
shutter is automatically released.
Each time the shutter is released, the camera repeats automatic shooting by face
detection and smile detection.
4
Exit this shooting mode.
Exit automatic shooting with the smile detection feature by turning the power off or by
pressing the A button to change to another shooting mode.
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Capturing Smiling Faces Automatically (Smart Portrait Mode)
B
Notes on Smart Portrait
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles.
• See “Notes on Face Detection” (A 31) for more information.
B
Notes on Skin Softening
• When taking pictures with skin softening, more time than usual may be required to save images.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may not be smoothed or parts other than face may
be modified even though the camera detects a face. If the desired results cannot be achieved, set
Skin softening to Off and try again.
• The skin softening function cannot be set to Off in Portrait and Night portrait scene modes.
• Skin softening can also be applied on saved images (A 71).
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C
Auto Off (Standby Mode) When Using Smart Portrait Mode
When using smart portrait mode, auto off (A 104) will turn the camera off if no operations are
performed in the following situations:
• The camera does not detect any faces.
• The camera detected the face but cannot detect a smiling face.
C
Self-Timer Lamp Blinking
The self-timer lamp blinks when the camera detects a face, and it flickers immediately after the
shutter is released.
C
Releasing the Shutter Manually
Pictures can also be taken by pressing the shutter-release button. If the camera does not detect any
faces, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
C
Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode
• The flash cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On. When Blink proof is set to Off, a flash
mode (A 26) is set to U (auto) (this can be changed).
• The self-timer and macro mode are not available.
• The exposure compensation (A 29) is available.
• Press the d button to display the F (smart portrait) menu and adjust Image mode, Skin
softening or Blink proof (A 45).
D
More Information
See, “Autofocus” (A 23) for more information.
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Capturing Smiling Faces Automatically (Smart Portrait Mode)
Changing the Smart Portrait Settings
After displaying the F (smart portrait) mode shooting screen (A 43), press the
d button (A 10) to set the following options in the smart portrait menu.
• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• To exit the shooting menu, press the d button.
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved (A 49).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes (except
movie mode).
• On (default setting): When the shutter is released, the camera detects a human
face (up to three faces) and softens skin tones through image enhancement
before saving images.
• Off: The skin softening function is set to Off.
• Skin softening settings can be confirmed by the icon displayed on the shooting
screen (A 6). When Off is selected, no icon is displayed. The degree of skin
softening effect cannot be confirmed on the subject on the shooting screen.
View the image to confirm it after shooting.
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Skin softening
Blink proof
When On is selected, the camera releases the shutter twice every time an image is
captured and saves only one image in which the subject’s eyes are open compared
to the other.
• If an image in which the subject’s eyes may have
closed is saved, the message on the right is
displayed for a few seconds.
A blink was detected in the
picture just taken.
• If On is selected, the flash is disabled.
• The default setting is Off.
• Blink proof settings can be confirmed in the
monitor when shooting (A 6). When Off is
selected, no icon is displayed.
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Auto Mode
In A (auto) mode, macro mode (A 47) and exposure compensation (A 29) can
be applied and pictures can be taken using the flash mode (A 26) and self-timer
(A 28). Pressing the d button in A (auto) mode allows you to set the items in
the shooting menu (A 48) according to shooting conditions.
1
Press the A button.
The shooting-mode selection menu will be
displayed.
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2
Press the multi selector H or I to choose A
and press the k button.
The camera enters A (auto) mode.
Set the flash (A 26), self-timer (A 28), exposure
compensation (A 29) and macro mode (A 47)
according to shooting conditions.
By pressing the d button, you can also set the items in
the shooting menu (A 48) according to shooting conditions.
3
Auto mode
Frame the subject and shoot.
Camera focuses on subject in center of
frame.
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D
Focus Lock
When the camera focuses on an object in the center of the frame, you can use focus lock to focus on
an off-center subject.
• Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change while focus is locked.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, exposure is locked.
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46
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F2.7
Position the subject Press the Confirm that the
in the center of the shutter- focus area is
frame.
release
green.
button
halfway.
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F2.7
Continue holding
down the shutterrelease button halfway
and recompose the
picture.
Press the
shutterrelease button
the rest of the
way down.
Auto Mode
Macro Mode
Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.). Note
that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 60 cm
(2 ft.).
When using A (auto) mode, follow the procedure below. Macro mode can also
be used with some scene modes (A 37, 38, 39).
1
Press p (macro mode) on the multi selector.
The macro mode menu is displayed.
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2
Press the multi selector H or I to select ON
and press the k button.
The macro mode icon (F) is displayed.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
Macro mode
3
Rotate the zoom control until the zoom
position reaches the position where F and
the zoom indicator glow green.
The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position.
Use this mode in the zoom range where F or the zoom indicator glows green. The
camera can focus on objects as close as about 10 cm (4 in.) at the widest zoom position,
and as close as about 3 cm (1.2 in.) at the position where G is displayed.
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Autofocus
When using macro mode, the camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway to lock the focus. A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.
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The Macro Mode Setting
• G (easy auto) mode: Changes to macro mode when the camera selects i. The macro mode
button cannot be used.
• Scene mode: Varies with the selected scene mode (A 32). Macro mode is turned on when
k Close-up or u Food is selected in scene mode.
• F (smart portrait) mode: Macro mode cannot be used.
• The macro mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after
the camera is turned off.
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Auto Mode
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
While shooting in A (auto) mode (A 46), the shooting menu contains the
following options.
A 49
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved. This setting can be changed when using any shooting
mode.
A 51
White balance
In order to make the colors in images appear as they do to the eye, set white
balance to suit the light source.
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A 53
Continuous
Change settings to Continuous or BSS (best shot selector).
A 54
Color options
Make colors more vivid or save images in monochrome.
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Set the camera to A (auto) mode (A 46).
Press the d button to display the shooting menu.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
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• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• To exit the shooting menu, press the d button.
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Camera Settings That Cannot Be Applied at the Same Time
Some functions may not be set at the same time (A 55).
Auto Mode
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size)
A (auto) M d (shooting menu) M Image mode
Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality
(compression) at which images are saved. Choose the image mode best suited to
the manner in which images will be used and the capacity of the internal memory
or memory card. The higher the image mode setting, the larger the size at which it
can be printed or displayed without appearing noticeably grainy, but limiting the
number of images that can be saved.
Setting
Description
Highest quality; suitable for enlargements
or high-quality prints. The compression
ratio is approximately 1:4.
h
3648×2736P
3648 × 2736
i
3648×2736
(default setting)
3648 × 2736
R
3264×2448
3264 × 2448
L
2592×1944
2592 × 1944
M
2048×1536
2048 × 1536
Smaller size allows more images to be
saved. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
N
1024×768
1024 × 768
Suited to display on a computer monitor.
The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television
with an aspect ratio of 4:3, or distribution
by e-mail. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
3584 × 2016
Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 can be
captured. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
O
640×480
l
3584×2016
Best choice in most situations. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
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Size (pixels)
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and
playback modes (A 6, 7).
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Image Mode
• When using shooting modes other than A (auto) mode, this setting can be changed by pressing
the d button. The setting is also applied to other shooting modes (except movie mode).
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. ➝ “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Set at the Same Time” (A 55)
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Auto Mode
C
Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved in internal memory
and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that the number of images that can be saved will differ
depending on the composition of the image (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number
may differ depending on the make of memory card, even if the capacity for the memory card is the
same.
Image mode
Memory card1
(4 GB)
Print size2 (cm/in.)
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h
3648×2736P
4
780
31 × 23/12 × 9
i
3648×2736
8
1540
31 × 23/12 × 9
R
3264×2448
11
1910
28 × 21/11 × 8.3
L
2592×1944
17
2980
22 × 16/8.7 × 6.3
M
2048×1536
27
4640
17 × 13/6.7 × 5.1
N
1024×768
90
15000
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.8
167
27700
5 × 4/2 × 1.6
12
2110
30 × 17/12 × 6.5
O 640×480
l
1
Internal memory
(Approx. 22 MB)
3584×2016
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining
display shows “9999.”
2 When the printer resolution is set to 300 dpi.
Print sizes are calculated by dividing the number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and
multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at the same image size, images printed at higher
resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will
print larger than the size indicated.
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Auto Mode
White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
A (auto) M d (shooting menu) M White balance
a Auto (default setting)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
b
Preset manual
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The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source.
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is
known as “white balance”.
Although the default setting, Auto, can be used under most types of lighting, you
can apply the white balance setting suited to a particular light source to achieve
more accurate results.
Useful when shooting under unusual lighting. See “Preset Manual” for more
information(A 52).
c
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
d
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
e
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
f
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
g
Flash
Use with the flash mode.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). No icon is
displayed when Auto is selected.
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White Balance
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. ➝ “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Set at the Same Time” (A 55)
• At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 26).
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Auto Mode
Preset Manual
Preset manual is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a
strong color cast when the desired effect has not been achieved with white balance
settings like Auto and Incandescent (for example, to make images shot under a
lamp with a red shade look as though they had been shot under white light).
Use the procedure below to measure the white balance value under the lighting
used during shooting.
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1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Display the shooting menu (A 48), use the
multi selector to set White balance to
b Preset manual, then press the k button.
The camera zooms in to the position for measuring white
balance.
3
Choose Measure.
To apply the most recently measured white balance
value, choose Cancel and press the k button. The white
balance setting will not be measured again and the most
recently measured value will be set.
4
Frame the reference object in the measuring
window.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Reference object frame
5
Press the k button to measure a value for preset manual.
The shutter is released and the new white balance value is set (no image is saved).
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Note on Preset Manual
The camera cannot measure a white balance value for when the flash fires. When shooting with the
flash, set White balance to Auto or Flash.
Auto Mode
Continuous
A (auto) M d (shooting menu) M Continuous
Change settings to Continuous or BSS (best shot selector).
U
Single (default setting)
One image is captured each time shutter-release button is pressed.
V
Continuous
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, images can be
continuously captured at approximately 1.4 frames per second up to four frames
(when image mode is set to i 3648×2736).
BSS (Best Shot Selector)
The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting with the flash off or the
camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which inadvertent motion can result in
blurred images.
When BSS is on, the camera shoots up to ten images while the shutter-release button
is held down. The sharpest image in the series is automatically selected and saved.
W
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Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way
down, 16 images are captured at about 30 frames per
second (fps) and the camera arranges them in a single
image. Images are captured with the Image mode fixed at
L (image size is 2560 × 1920 pixels).
• Digital zoom is not available.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in
shooting mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Single is selected.
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Notes on Continuous Shooting
• If set to Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16, the flash cannot be used. The focus, exposure, and
white balance settings are fixed at the values for the first image in each series.
• The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary, depending upon the current image
mode setting, the memory card used, and shooting conditions.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. ➝ “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Set at the Same Time” (A 55)
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Note on BSS
BSS is best suited to situations where the subject is not moving. When shooting moving subjects or
when the composition of the picture changes while shooting, the desired results may not be
achieved.
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Auto Mode
B
Note on Multi-shot 16
Smear (A 115) visible in the monitor when shooting with Multi-shot 16 is visible in the saved
image. Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights is
recommended to avoid smear effects.
Color Options
A (auto) M d (shooting menu) M Color options
Make colors more vivid or save images in monochrome.
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n
Standard color (default setting)
Use for images exhibiting natural color.
o
Vivid color
Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” effect.
p
Black-and-white
Save images in black-and-white.
q
Sepia
Save images in sepia tones.
r
Cyanotype
Save images in cyan-blue monochrome.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in
shooting mode (A 6). No icon is displayed when Standard color is selected.
Monitor color tones also change depending upon the setting.
B
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Note on Color Options
This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. ➝ “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Set at the Same Time” (A 55)
Auto Mode
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Set at the Same Time
Certain settings in the shooting menu cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted Functions
Setting
Description
Continuous (A 53)
Digital zoom
Continuous (A 53)
When using Multi-shot 16, the digital
zoom cannot be used.
Image mode
Continuous (A 53)
When using Multi-shot 16, Image
mode is fixed at L (image size is
2560 × 1920 pixels).
White balance
Color options (A 54)
When using Black-and-white, Sepia,
or Cyanotype, the White balance
setting is fixed at Auto.
Continuous
Self-timer (A 28)
When using the self-timer, the setting is
fixed at Single.
Electronic VR
Continuous (A 53)
When using Continuous, BSS, or
Multi-shot 16, electronic VR is
disabled.
Motion detection
Continuous (A 53)
When using Multi-shot 16, Motion
detection is not enabled.
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Flash mode
When using Continuous, BSS, or
Multi-shot 16, the flash cannot be
used.
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Full-frame Operation
Press c button during shooting to switch to playback
mode and view images (A 24).
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The following operations can be performed while viewing images in full-frame.
Function
Control
Choose images
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Switch to thumbnail
playback/calendar
playback mode
f (h)
Display 4, 9, or 16 image thumbnails.
While viewing 16 image thumbnails,
rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
switch to calendar display.
57, 58
The image can be enlarged up to
about 10×. Press k to return to fullframe playback.
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Playback zoom
g (i)
Movie Playback
k
Play the selected movie.
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l
Select a deletion method and delete
images.
25
Display the playback menu.
60
Press the A button.
8
Deleting Images
Menu Display
Switch to shooting
mode
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56
A
Description
Press HIJ K to view the previous
or next image. Hold down the multi
9
selector H, I, J or K to quickly scan
through images.
d
A
Changing the Orientation (Vertical/Horizontal) of Images
Image orientation can be changed after taking a picture using Rotate image (A 67) in the
playback menu (A 60).
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A 56) to display images in “contact
sheets” of thumbnail images.
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The following operations can be performed while thumbnails are displayed.
Function
Control
Description
A
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K. 9
Increase the number
of images displayed/
apply the calendar
display
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
change the number of frames
displayed from 4 ➝ 9 ➝ 16, or to
display the calendar. When the
calendar is displayed, you can select
images to view based on the day they
were captured (A 58).
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to
return to thumbnail display mode.
Reduce the number of
frames displayed
f (h)
g (i)
–
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Choose images
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to
change the number of frames
displayed from 16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4. While 4
frames are displayed, rotate the zoom
control to g (i) again to return to fullframe display mode.
Deleting Images
l
Select a deletion method and delete
images.
25
Switch to full-frame
playback
k
Press the k button.
24
Switch to shooting
mode
A
Press the A button.
8
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Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
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Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
Protect icon
While images selected for Print order (A 61) and
Protect (A 65) are chosen, the icons shown on
the right are displayed with them. Movies are
displayed as film frames.
Print order icon
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Film frames
Calendar Display
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) when the images
are displayed in 16-thumbnail (A 57) in playback
mode to switch to calendar display.
You can select images to view based on the day they
were captured. Days containing images have a yellow
line under them.
3
The following operations are available in calendar display.
Function
Control
Choose date
Description
A
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or
K.
9
Switch to full-frame
playback
k
The first image for that date will be
displayed full-frame.
24
Switch to thumbnail
display
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
–
B
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Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Calendar Display
• Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2011.
• The l and d buttons are not available during calendar display.
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) during full-frame
playback mode (A 24) zooms the current image, with
the center of the image displayed in the monitor.
• The guide displayed in the right bottom in the
monitor will show which part of the image is
currently displayed.
The following operations can be performed while images are zoomed in.
Function
Zoom in
Zoom out
Control
g (i)
f (h)
Switch to full-frame
playback
Crop image
k
d
A
–
Rotate the zoom control to f (h). When
the magnification ratio reaches 1×, the
display returns to full-frame playback mode.
–
Press the multi selector H, I, J, or K to
scroll to areas of the image not visible in the
monitor.
9
Press the k button.
24
Create a cropped copy with only the
enlarged portion and save the copy as a
separate file.
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Deleting Images
l
Select a deletion method and delete images. 25
Switch to shooting
mode
A
Press the A button.
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View other areas of
image
Description
Rotate the zoom control to g (i). Images
can be magnified by up to 10×.
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Images Captured Using Face Detection
When zooming in on an image captured using face
detection (A 22) by rotating the zoom control to
g (i) in full-frame playback mode, the image will be
enlarged with the face detected during shooting at the
center of the monitor.
• If several faces are detected, the image will be
enlarged using the face which was focused on
during shooting time as the centralized point, and pressing the multi selector
H, I, J or K will enable you to switch between the people’s faces.
• Rotating the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) further can change the
magnification ratio and the images will be zoomed in as usual.
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Playback Menu
The following functions are available in playback mode.
I
A 70
D-Lighting
Enhances brightness and contrast in dark portions of images.
e
A 71
Skin softening
Make facial skin tones softer.
a
A 61
Print order
Select images to print and the number of copies for each.
b
A 64
Slide show
View images saved in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
d
A 65
Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
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f
A 67
Rotate image
Change the orientation of an image.
g
A 72
Small picture
Create a small-sized copy of the current image.
h
A 68
Copy
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
Displaying the Playback Menu
Press the c button to enter playback mode (A 56).
Display the playback menu by pressing the d button.
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• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• To exit the playback menu, press the d button.
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Skin softening
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Playback Menu
a Print Order
c button (playback mode) M d (playback menu) M a Print order
1
Press the d button in playback mode.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Print order
and press the k button.
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Before printing images saved on a memory card using one of the methods listed
below, you can create a digital “print order” that specifies which images should be
printed and how many copies of each image should be printed, and save this
information on the memory card.
• Printing with a DPOF-compatible (A 131) printer that features a memory card
slot
• Printing using a digital photo lab that supports DPOF
• Printing by connecting the camera (A 85) to a PictBridge-compatible
(A 131) printer (If the memory card is removed from the camera, you can
create the print order for images saved in the internal memory and print images
according to the print order.)
Playback menu
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
3
Choose Select images and press the k
button.
Print order
Select images
Delete print set
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Playback Menu
4
Choose the images (up to 99) and the number
of copies (up to nine) for each.
Print selection
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the desired
images. Press H or I to set the number of copies for
each.
1
3
Back
Images selected for printing can be identified by the
check mark and the numeral indicating the number of
copies to be printed. Images for which no copies have been specified will not be
printed.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback or f (h) to
display 12 thumbnails.
Press the k button when setting is complete.
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Choose whether or not to also print shooting
date and shooting information.
Choose Date and press the k button to print date of
recording on all images in the print order.
Choose Info and press the k button to print shooting
information (shutter speed and aperture) on all images in
the print order.
Print order
Done
Date
Info
Choose Done and press the k button to complete the
print order and exit.
Images specified for Print order are indicated during
playback by the w icon.
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Playback Menu
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Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Shooting Information
When the Date and Info options are enabled in the print order menu, shooting date and shooting
information are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible printer (A 131) which supports
printing of shooting date and shooting information is used.
• Shooting information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via
the supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 89).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset each time the Print order option is displayed.
• The date and time printed on images with DPOF printing when
Time zone and date in the print order menu is enabled, are
those recorded with the image when it was captured. Changing
the Date and time or Time zone using the Time zone and
date option in the setup menu after an image has been captured
has no effect on the date printed on the image.
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Deleting All Print Orders
Choose Delete print set in step 3 (A 61) of the print order procedure and press the k button to
delete print orders for all images.
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Print Date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted in images at the time of shooting by using Print date
(A 100) in the setup menu. This information can be printed even from printers that do not support
printing of date and time (A 62). Only the date of print date and time on images will be printed,
even if Print order is enabled with date selected in the print order screen.
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Playback Menu
b Slide Show
c button (playback mode) M d (playback menu) M b Slide show
View images saved in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
1
Use the multi selector to choose Start and
press the k button.
To repeat the slide show automatically, select Loop and
press the k button before selecting Start. The check
mark (w) will be added to the loop option when
enabled.
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2
Slide show
Pause
Start
Loop
The slide show begins.
During playback, press the multi selector K to display the
next image and J to display the previous image (press
and hold K or J to fast-forward or rewind, respectively).
To end or pause the slide show, press the k button.
3
Choose End or Restart.
The screen shown on the right is displayed when the
slide show has ended or is paused. Choose End and press
the k button to return to the playback menu. Choose
Restart to play the slide show again.
Pause
Restart
End
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Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies (A 78) included in slide shows is displayed.
• Even if Loop is selected, the monitor can continuously display the slide show for up to 30 minutes
(A 104).
Playback Menu
d Protect
c button (playback mode) M d (playback menu) M d Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
You can turn protection on and off for images selected in the image selection
screen.
➝ “Selecting Multiple Images” (A 66)
Note, however, that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card
will permanently erase protected files (A 105).
Protected images can be identified by the s icon (A 7, 57) in playback mode.
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Playback Menu
Selecting Multiple Images
When using one of the following features, a screen
shown on the right is displayed when selecting images.
• Print order: Select images (A 61)
• Protect (A 65)
• Rotate image (A 67)
• Copy: Selected images (A 68)
• Welcome screen: Select an image (A 93)
• Delete image: Erase selected images (A 25)
Protect
Back
ON/OFF
Follow the procedure described below to choose the images.
1
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Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
desired image.
Protect
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame
playback. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to switch
back to 12 thumbnail display.
Only one image can be selected for Welcome screen
and Rotate image. Proceed to step 3.
2
Press H or I to select or deselect (or specify
the number of copies).
Back
ON/OFF
Protect
When ON is selected, a check mark (y) is displayed.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional images.
Back
3
ON/OFF
To fix the selection of images, press the k button.
When Selected images is selected, a confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the
instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Playback Menu
f Rotate Image
c button (playback mode) M d (playback menu) M f Rotate image
Set the image orientation (vertical or horizontal frame) displayed on the camera
monitor after the images are captured.
Images can be rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise.
Images that were saved in the portrait (vertical) orientation can be rotated up to
180° in either direction.
Select an image in the image selection screen (A 66), and press the k button to
display the Rotate image screen. Press the multi selector J or K to rotate the
image 90°.
Back
Rotate image
Rotate image
Rotate
Rotate 90°
counterclockwise
Back
Rotate
Back
Rotate
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Rotate image
Rotate 90°
clockwise
Press the k button to select the displayed direction and the vertical / horizontal
position data will be saved on the image.
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Playback Menu
h Copy: Copying Between Memory Card and Internal
Memory
c button (playback mode) M d (playback menu) M h Copy
Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Select an option from the copy screen using
the multi selector and press the k button.
Copy
q: Copy images from internal memory to memory
card.
r: Copy images from memory card to internal
memory.
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2
Choose the copy option and press the k
button.
Selected images: Copy images selected from the
image selection screen (A 66).
All images:
B
Camera to card
Selected images
All images
Copy all images.
Notes on Copying Images
• JPEG- and AVI-format files can be copied. Files saved in any other format cannot be copied.
• Images captured with another make of camera or that have been modified on a computer cannot
be copied.
• When copying images for which Print order (A 61) options are enabled, the print order settings
are not copied. However, when copying images for which Protect (A 65) is enabled, the protect
setting is copied.
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Memory contains no images. Message
If there are no images saved on a memory card inserted in the camera when playback mode is
applied, the message Memory contains no images. will be displayed. Press the d button to
display the copy option screen, and copy the images saved in the cameras internal memory to the
memory card.
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More Information
File and Folder Names ➝ A 118
Editing Image
Image Editing Function
The editing features described below are available. Use the camera to edit images
in-camera and save them as separate files (A 118).
Editing function
D-Lighting (A 70)
Skin softening
(A 71)
Small picture (A 72)
Crop (A 73)
B
Description
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness and
contrast, brightening dark portions of the image.
Make facial skin tones softer.
Create a small copy of images suitable for use as e-mail
attachments, etc.
Crop a portion of the image. Use to zoom in on a subject or
arrange a composition.
Notes on In-camera Editing
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Editing Image
• Only images captured with the COOLPIX L23 can be edited with this camera.
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 49) setting of l 3584×2016 cannot be edited using
the skin softening (A 71) and small picture (A 72) functions.
• If no face is detected in an image, a copy cannot be created using the skin softening function
(A 71).
• When using a different model of digital camera, images edited with this camera may not be
displayed properly and may not be able to be transferred to a computer.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
Restrictions on Image Editing
The following limitations apply when editing images that were created by editing.
Copies Created By:
Can Be Edited By:
D-Lighting
The skin softening, small picture, or crop function can be added.
Skin softening
The D-Lighting, small picture, or crop function can be added.
Small picture
Crop
Additional editing is not possible.
• Copies created by the editing functions cannot be edited again using the same edit function.
• When combining the small picture or crop function and another editing function, use the small
picture and crop functions after other editing functions have been applied.
• Skin softening can also be applied on images captured with the skin softening option (A 45).
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Original Images and Edited Copies
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted even if the original images are deleted. The
original images are not deleted even if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are saved with the same shooting date and time as the original.
• Edited copies do not retain the Print order (A 61) and Protect (A 65) settings of the original.
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Editing Images
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast,
brightening dark portions of an image. Enhanced copies are saved as separate
files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 56) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 57) and press the d
button.
The playback menu will be shown.
2
Use the multi selector to choose I D-Lighting
and press the k button.
The original version will be shown on the left and the
edited version will be shown on the right.
Editing Image
3
Choose OK and press the k button.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
D-Lighting
A new, edited copy is created.
To cancel, select Cancel and press the k button.
OK
Cancel
D-Lighting copies can be identified by the c icon
displayed during playback.
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More Information
See, “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
Editing Images
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones
The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
Copies created using the skin softening function are saved as separate files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 56) or thumbnail playback
mode (A 57) and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose e Skin
softening and press the k button.
The screen for selecting the degree of softening is
displayed.
If no faces are detected in the image, an alert is displayed
and the camera returns to the playback menu.
3
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Skin softening
The confirmation dialog is displayed with the face to
which skin softening was applied enlarged at the center
of the monitor.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
4
B
Normal
Amount
Check the preview of the copy.
Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest to
the center of the frame, are softened.
If more than one face was softened, press the multi
selector J or K to display a different face.
Press the d button to adjust the degree of softening.
The monitor display returns to that shown in step 3.
When the k button is pressed, a new, edited copy is created.
Copies created with the skin softening function can be
recognized by the E icon displayed in playback mode.
Note on Skin Softening
Editing Image
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
degree of softening and press the k button.
Playback menu
Preview
Back
Save
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Depending upon the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the camera may
be unable to accurately recognize faces, or the skin softening function may not perform as expected.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
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Editing Images
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size
Create a small copy of the current image. Suitable for uploading to web sites or
sending by e-mail. The following sizes are available: l 640×480, m 320×240,
and n 160×120. Small copies are saved as JPEG files with a compression ratio of
1:16.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 56) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 57) and press the d
button.
The playback menu will be shown.
2
Editing Image
3
4
Use the multi selector to choose g Small
picture and press the k button.
Playback menu
Choose the desired copy size and press the k
button.
Small picture
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
640 × 480
320 × 240
160 × 120
Choose Yes and press the k button.
A new, smaller copy is created.
Create small picture file?
To cancel, select No and press the k button.
The copy is displayed with a black frame.
Yes
No
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More Information
See, “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
Editing Images
o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
This function is only available when u is displayed in the monitor with
playback zoom (A 59) enabled. Cropped copies are saved as separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback (A 56) mode to zoom in on an
image.
To crop an image captured with an Image mode set to
l3584×2016, zoom in on the image until the black
bars displayed at the top and bottom of the monitor both
disappear. The cropped image will be displayed in the aspect ratio of 4:3.
To crop an image displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation, zoom in on the image until the
black bars displayed on the both sides of the monitor disappear.
The cropped image will be displayed in landscape orientation. If you want to crop the
portrait image in the captured position, use Rotate image (A 67) to change the
position of the portrait image to landscape before cropping it, and then return the
image to the captured position.
Editing Image
2
Refine copy composition.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll the
image until only the portion you want to copy is visible in
the monitor.
3
Press the d button.
4
Use the multi selector to select Yes and press
the k button.
A cropped copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose No and press the
k button.
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
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Editing Images
C
About the Size of the Original Image
As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced. When
the image is cropped and the size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, the image is
displayed with a black border on the playback screen, and the small picture icon B or C is
displayed on the left of the playback screen.
D
More Information
See, “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
Editing Image
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Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
Movies with sound can be recorded.
The maximum size for a single movie is 2 GB, and the maximum movie length for a
single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the
memory card (A 77).
1
Press the A button and then press
the multi selector H or I to select
D, and press the k button.
The camera enters movie mode.
Movie
The maximum length of the movie that can
be recorded is displayed in the monitor
(A 77).
The current movie options setting is displayed. The
default setting is y VGA (640×480) (A 77).
12s
Movie options
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to start recording a
movie.
The camera focuses when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, and the focus
remains locked while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. Focus is locked
while recording.
6s
The approximate remaining movie length is displayed during recording. If recording
time runs out, recording stops automatically.
3
Press the shutter-release button to end recording.
B
While the Camera Is Saving Movies
After movie recording stops, the camera saves the movie and then switches to the shooting screen
when saving is complete. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover before the
camera switches to the shooting screen. Removing the memory card or the batteries while a movie
is being saved may result in loss of the movie data or damage to the camera or the memory card.
Movie Recording and Playback
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Recording Movies
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Recording Movies
• The optical zoom magnification ratio cannot be changed once recording starts.
• Use the zoom control to operate digital zoom while recording movies. The zoom range is
between the optical zoom magnification ratio before recording a movie and up to 2×.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. When recording
ends, digital zoom turns off.
• Operation sounds from the time of recording (the zoom control being rotated, and autofocus
being used, etc.) may be heard when playing back movies.
• Smear (A 115) visible in the monitor when recording movies is visible in the saved movie file.
Avoiding bright objects such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and electric lights is recommended
to avoid smear effects.
C
Options Available When Recording Movies
• The current exposure compensation setting is applied when recording movies. When macro
mode is enabled, movies of subjects closer to the camera can be recorded.
• The self-timer (A 28) can be used. The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is
pressed, then begins recording after ten seconds.
• Flash will not fire when picture is taken.
• Press the d button before starting movie recording to display the D (movie) menu and set the
Movie options (Movie type) (A 77).
Movie Recording and Playback
Changing Movie Recording Settings
Movie options setting can be changed from the movie menu.
Displaying the Movie Menu
Press the A button in shooting mode to enter D (movie) mode (A 75).
Press the d button to display the movie menu.
Movie options
VGA (640×480)
QVGA (320×240)
12s
• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• To exit the menu, press the d button.
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Recording Movies
Movie Options
The movie menu offers the options shown below. Higher resolutions mean
greater image quality and larger movie file sizes.
Option
Resolution and Frame Rate
y VGA (640×480)
(default setting)
Resolution: 640 × 480
z QVGA (320×240)
Resolution: 320 × 240
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second in any options.
Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length
Option
Internal memory
(Approx. 22 MB)
Memory card (4 GB)*
y VGA (640×480)
(default setting)
12 s
40 min
z QVGA (320×240)
40 s
2 h 10 min
Movie Recording and Playback
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All figures are approximate. Maximum movie length or frames varies with make of memory card.
* The maximum size for a single movie is 2 GB, and the maximum movie length for a single movie is
29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card. The maximum recording
time that is displayed is the maximum recording time for one movie.
D
More Information
See, “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 24), movies can be
identified by the Movie options icon (A 77). To play a
movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and press
the k button.
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10s
Use the zoom control g/f to adjust playback volume.
Playback controls appear at the top of the monitor.
Press the multi selector J or K to choose a control and
press the k button to perform the following
operations.
Pausing
4s
During
playback
Function
Volume
indicator
Movie Recording and Playback
Icon
Description
Rewind
A
Rewind movie. Playback resumes when the k button is released.
Advance
B
Pause
E
End
G
Advance movie. Playback resumes when the k button is
released.
Pause playback. The following operations can be performed
while playback is paused using the controls displayed at the top
in the monitor.
Rewind movie by one frame. Rewind continues while the
C
k button is pressed.
Advance movie by one frame. Advance continues while
D
the k button is pressed.
F
B
Resume playback
End playback and return to full-frame playback.
Playing Back Movies
Only movies recorded with COOLPIX L23 can be played back.
Deleting Movies
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Select a movie and press the l button in full-frame
playback mode (A 24) or thumbnail playback mode
(A 57).
See “Deleting Unwanted Images” (A 25) for more
information.
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television using an optional audio/video cable (A 116)
to play back images on a television.
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cable to the video-in jack on the TV, and the
white plug to the audio-in jack.
Be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force when connecting
the cable. When disconnecting the audio/video cable, do not pull the connector at an
angle.
4
2
1
3
3
Yellow
White
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Tune the television to the video channel.
See the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the
camera.
The camera enters playback mode, and the images
captured will be displayed on the television.
While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will
remain off.
B
If the Images Are Not Displayed on the Television
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting in the Set up menu (A 91) ➝ Video mode (A 106)
conforms to the standard used by your television.
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Connecting to a Computer
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer and copy
(transfer) images to the computer.
Before Connecting the Camera
Install the Software
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Use the supplied ViewNX 2 CD and install the following software on the computer.
For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.
• ViewNX 2: Use the image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” to save images that
were captured with the camera on the computer. Saved images can be viewed
and printed. Image and movie editing features are also supported.
• Panorama Maker 5: This software can join a series of images to create a single
panorama image.
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate,
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service
Pack 2), or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.5)
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
B
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Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a computer, use batteries with a sufficient amount of charge
remaining to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an AC Adapter EH-65A (available
separately) (A 116). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer
Start the computer to which ViewNX 2 was installed.
2
Be sure that the camera is off.
3
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
4
Turn on the camera.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
The power-on lamp will light. The camera monitor will
remain off.
B
Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
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Connecting to a Computer
5
Start the ViewNX 2 image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” installed
on the computer.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K L23 screen is displayed, click Change program
under Import pictures and videos. Select Import File using Nikon Transfer 2 in
the Change program dialog and click OK.
Double-click Import File on the Devices and Printers K L23 screen.
• Windows Vista
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Import File using Nikon Transfer 2.
• Windows XP
When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 Import File,
and click OK.
• Mac OS X
Nikon Transfer 2 will start automatically when the camera is connected to the
computer if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when ViewNX 2
was first installed.
• See “Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually” (A 84) for more information.
• If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for
Nikon Transfer 2 to start.
6
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
Source device
Start Transfer
button
Any images that have not been transferred to the computer will be transferred (default
setting of ViewNX 2).
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Connecting to a Computer
When transfer is complete, the ViewNX 2 screen is displayed (ViewNX 2 default setting)
and transferred images are displayed.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
For more information on using ViewNX 2, refer to the ViewNX 2 help information
(A 84).
Disconnecting the Camera
Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during
transfer.
When transfer is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable.
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Connecting to a Computer
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Transferring Images Using a Computer’s Card Slot or a Commerciallyavailable Card Reader
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When the memory card is inserted into a computer’s card slot or into a commercially-available card
reader, the images can be transferred using “Nikon Transfer 2”, the image transfer feature of ViewNX 2.
• Make sure that the memory card being used is supported by the card reader or other card reading
device.
• To transfer images, insert the memory card into the card reader or card slot and follow the
procedure from step 5 (A 82).
• To transfer images saved in the camera’s internal memory, the images must first be copied to a
memory card using the camera (A 68).
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Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
Windows
Choose Start menu > All Programs > ViewNX 2 > ViewNX 2.
Double-clicking the ViewNX 2 shortcut icon on the desktop will also start ViewNX 2.
Mac OS X
Open the Applications folder, open the Nikon Software > ViewNX 2 folders in that order, and
then double-click the ViewNX 2 icon. Clicking the ViewNX 2 icon on the Dock will also start
ViewNX 2.
D
Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually
To start Nikon Transfer 2, first start ViewNX 2, and then click the Transfer icon at the top of the
screen or select Launch Transfer from the File menu.
D
For More Information on Using ViewNX 2 and Nikon Transfer 2
For more information on ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2, start ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2 and select
ViewNX 2 Help from the Help menu.
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Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker 5
• Use a series of images captured in Panorama assist scene mode (A 41) to create a single
panorama photo with Panorama Maker 5.
• Panorama Maker 5 can be installed on a computer using the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker 5.
Windows
Choose Start menu>All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5>Panorama Maker 5.
Mac OS X
Open Applications and double-click the Panorama Maker 5 icon.
• For more information on using Panorama Maker 5, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker 5.
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Image File Names and Folder Names
See “File and Folder Names” (A 118) for more information.
Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 131) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print images without using a computer. Follow the procedures
below to print images.
Take pictures
Connect to printer (A 86)
Print images one at a time
(A 87)
Print multiple images (A 88)
Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable
B
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Select images for printing
using Print order option
(A 61)
Note on Power Source
When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged batteries to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an AC Adapter EH-65A (available
separately) (A 116). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
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Printing Images
In addition to printing images transferred to a computer from your personal printer and printing
over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing
images:
• Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot.
• Take a memory card to a digital photo lab.
For printing using these methods, you can specify the images and the number of prints each using
Print order in the playback menu (A 61).
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Connecting to a Printer
Connecting the Camera and Printer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
2
4
3
1
4
Turn on the camera.
When connected correctly, the PictBridge startup
screen (1) is displayed in the camera monitor, then the
Print selection screen (2) is displayed.
1
2
Print selection
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Connecting to a Printer
Printing Images One at a Time
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A 86), print images by
following the procedure below.
1
Print selection
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 12
thumbnails, and to g (i) to switch back to full-frame
playback.
2
Choose Copies and press the k button.
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0 0 0 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
3
Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and
press the k button.
Copies
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Use the multi selector to choose the desired
image and press the k button.
4
4
Choose Paper size and press the k button.
PictBridge
0 0 4 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
5
Choose the desired Paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
Postcard
100 × 150 mm
4 × 6 in.
8 × 10 in.
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Connecting to a Printer
6
Choose Start print and press the k button.
PictBridge
0 0 4 prints
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Start print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing starts.
Monitor display returns to that shown in step 1 when
printing is complete.
Printing
002 / 004
To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the
k button.
Cancel
Current print/ total
number of prints
Printing Multiple Images
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A 86), print images by
following the procedure below.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
The Print menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Paper size
and press the k button.
Press the d button to exit the print menu.
3
Choose the desired Paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
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Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
Postcard
100 × 150 mm
4 × 6 in.
8 × 10 in.
Connecting to a Printer
4
Choose Print selection, Print all images or
DPOF printing and press the k button.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Select the images (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each image.
Press the multi selector J or K to select images,
and press H or I to set the number of copies
for each.
Images selected for printing can be identified by
the check mark y and the numeral indicating
the number of copies to be printed. Images for
which no copies have been specified will not be
printed.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 12
thumbnails, and g (i) to switch back to fullframe playback.
Press the k button when setting is complete.
When the menu shown on the right is displayed,
select Start print and press the k button to
start printing. Choose Cancel and press the k
button to return to the print menu.
10
Print selection
1
1
3
Back
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Print selection
Print selection
0 1 0 prints
Start print
Cancel
Print all images
All images saved in the internal memory, or on the memory card, are printed
one at a time.
When the menu shown on the right is displayed,
Print all images
select Start print and press the k button to
start printing. Choose Cancel and press the k
0 1 2 prints
button to return to the print menu.
Start print
Cancel
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Connecting to a Printer
DPOF printing
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Print images for which a print order was created
in Print order (A 61).
• When the menu shown on the right is
displayed, select Start print and press the k
button to start printing. Choose Cancel and
press the k button to return to the print
menu.
• To view the current print order, choose View
images and press the k button. To print
images, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
0 1 0 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
10
View images
Back
5
Printing starts.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2) when
printing is complete.
To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the
k button.
Printing
002 / 010
Cancel
Current print/ total
number of prints
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current
printer), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4. Only sizes
supported by the current printer will be displayed.
Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following settings.
Welcome screen
A 93
Specify the welcome screen displayed when the camera is turned on.
Time zone and date
A 94
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Monitor settings
A 98
Adjust photo information display and monitor brightness settings.
Print date
A 100
Imprint the shooting date and time on images.
Electronic VR
A 101
Specify the electronic vibration reduction setting for taking still images.
Motion detection
A 102
Set whether or not the camera automatically increases the shutter speed to reduce
blurring when motion is detected while taking still images.
AF assist
A 103
Sound settings
A 103
Adjust sound settings.
Auto off
A 104
Set the amount of time that passes before the monitor turns off to save power.
Format memory/Format card
A 105
Basic Camera Setup
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination.
Format internal memory or memory card.
Language
A 106
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
Video mode
A 106
Adjust settings for connection to a television.
Blink warning
A 107
Set whether or not to detect human subjects with eyes closed when taking pictures
using face detection.
Reset all
A 109
Restore camera settings to their default values.
Battery type
A 111
Select the type of batteries used.
Firmware version
A 111
Display camera firmware version.
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Setup Menu
Displaying the Setup Menu
1
Press the d button.
The menu is displayed.
Easy auto mode
Image mode
When using easy auto mode, scene mode,
or movie mode, press J on the multi
selector (A 9) to display the tab.
2
Press the multi selector J to enter the menu.
You can now select a tab.
3
Press H or I to select the z tab.
Image mode
Set up
Basic Camera Setup
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
4
Press K or the k button.
You can now select an item from the setup menu.
Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
To exit the setup menu, press the d button or press J
and select another tab.
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Easy auto mode
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Electronic VR
Motion detection
AF assist
Setup Menu
Welcome Screen
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Welcome screen
Specify the welcome screen displayed when the camera is turned on.
None (default setting)
The welcome screen is not displayed when the camera is turned on; the shooting
mode or playback mode screen is displayed.
COOLPIX
The welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned on, then the shooting
mode or playback mode screen is displayed.
Select an image
Basic Camera Setup
An image captured with this camera is used as the welcome screen.
When the image selection screen is displayed (A 66), select the desired image and
press the k button to register the image as the welcome screen.
• As the selected image is saved in the camera, the image will appear in the
welcome screen even if the original image is deleted.
• Images captured at an Image mode setting (A 49) of l 3584×2016, and
images created by using small picture (A 72) or crop (A 73) that are 320 × 240
or smaller, cannot be used.
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Setup Menu
Time Zone and Date
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
Date and time
Set camera clock to current date and time.
Use the multi selector to set the date and time.
• Choose an item: Press K or J (to change between
D, M, Y, Hour, and Minute).
• Edit the highlighted item: Press H or I.
• Apply the setting: Choose Minute and press the
k button or K.
Date and time
D
M
Y
01
01
2011
00
00
Edit
Date format
The available date formats are Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, and Day/
Month/Year.
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Time zone
Set the home (w) time zone (district) or daylight saving time. When the destination
(x) time zone is selected, the time difference (A 97) is automatically calculated
and the date and time in the selected region are recorded. Useful when travelling.
Setup Menu
Setting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the multi selector to choose Time zone
and press the k button.
The Time zone menu is displayed.
Time zone and date
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Date and time
Date format
Time zone
2
Choose x Travel destination and press the
k button.
The date and time displayed on the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
D/M/Y
Time zone
15/05/2011 15:30
London, Casablanca
Home time zone
Travel destination
3
Press K.
Time zone
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London, Casablanca
Home time zone
Travel destination
4
Press J or K to select the travel destination
region (time zone).
When using the camera in an area where daylight saving
time is in effect, press H to adjust the camera’s time for
daylight saving time. W will be displayed in the top of the
monitor and the time will advance one hour. To turn off
the daylight saving time setting, press I.
Press the k button to enter the travel destination.
While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z
icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is
in shooting mode.
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The time zone selection screen is displayed.
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E DT:
N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o
Lima
Back
Time zone
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To r o n t o, L i m a
Home time zone
Travel destination
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Setup Menu
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The Clock Battery
The camera’s clock is powered by a clock battery that is independent of the batteries that power the
camera. The clock battery charges when the main batteries are installed or an AC adapter is
connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about ten hours of charging.
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w (Home Time Zone)
• To switch to the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button.
• To change the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and perform steps 3 and 4,
to set the home time zone.
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Daylight Saving Time
When the daylight saving time begins or ends, turn the daylight saving time option on or off using
the time zone selection screen in Step 4.
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Imprinting the Date on Images
After setting the date and time, set the Print date setting in the setup menu (A 100). Once Print
date is set, the shooting date and time can be imprinted on the image data when taking pictures.
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Setup Menu
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Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time zones not listed below, set the camera’s clock manually to local time using Date and time
in the setup menu.
UTC
+/-
Time zone
UTC
+/-
Time zone
-11
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
-10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki, Ankara
-9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh, Kuwait,
Manama
-8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles, Seattle,
Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
-7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
-6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston, Mexico
City
-5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto, Lima
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
-4.5
Caracas
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
-4
Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore
-3
Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
-2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
+5.5
New Delhi
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
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±0
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Setup Menu
Monitor Settings
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Monitor settings
The following settings are available.
Photo info
Choose information displayed in monitor during shooting and playback mode.
➝ A 99
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
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Setup Menu
Photo Info
Select whether or not photo info is displayed.
See “The Monitor” (A 6, 7) for information on indicators in the monitor.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Show info
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The same information as in Show info is displayed. If no operations are
Auto info
performed after a few seconds, the display will be the same as Hide
(default setting) info. The information is displayed again when an operation is
performed.
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Framing
grid+auto info
In the following shooting modes,
a framing grid is displayed to help
frame pictures, in addition to the
information displayed in Auto
info.
• G (Easy auto)
• A (Auto)
In other shooting modes, the
same information as in Auto info
is displayed.
4/ 4
The same information as in Auto
info is displayed.
99
Setup Menu
Print Date
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on
images at the time of shooting. This shooting date and
time will be imprinted on images when printing, even if
the printer does not support date printing (A 62).
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f Date
Date is imprinted on images.
S Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on images.
k Off (default setting)
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Date and time are not imprinted on images.
At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A 6).
B
Print Date
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time
cannot be imprinted on images after they have been captured.
• Date imprint is disabled in the following situations.
- When using the Sports, Museum, or Panorama assist scene modes
- When shooting movies
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 49) of O 640×480 may be difficult to read.
Choose N 1024×768 or larger when using print date.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date item
(A 14, 94).
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Print Date and Print Order
When images are printed from DPOF-compatible printers that can print date and shooting
information, you can use Print order (A 61) and print the shooting date and shooting information
on the images. In such a case, it is unnecessary to imprint date and time on images beforehand
using Print date.
Setup Menu
Electronic VR
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Electronic VR
Choose whether to use electronic VR (vibration reduction) when taking still
pictures.
w Auto
In the following conditions, electronic VR is applied and the effects of camera shake
are reduced when shooting still images.
• The flash is turned off or set to slow sync mode
• The shutter speed is slow
• The Continuous setting is set to Single
• When the subject is dark
k Off (default setting)
Electronic VR is disabled.
B
Basic Camera Setup
When Auto is selected, R appears on the monitor (A 6), and electronic VR is
applied depending on shooting conditions.
Notes on Electronic Vibration Reduction
• Electronic VR is disabled while the flash is used, except when using slow sync mode. Note that
Electronic VR is disabled even when flash mode is slow sync with red-eye reduction (A 34, 35).
• If the exposure period exceeds a certain period of time, electronic VR will not function.
• Electronic VR cannot be used if Blink proof (A 45) in smart portrait mode is set to On.
• Electronic VR cannot be used when using the following scene modes.
- Sports (A 34)
- Night portrait (A 34)
- Dusk/dawn (A 36)
- Night landscape (A 36)
- Museum (A 38)
- Fireworks show (A 39)
- Backlighting (A 39)
• The effectiveness of electronic VR decreases as camera shake increases.
• The images captured may become somewhat grainy.
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Setup Menu
Motion Detection
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Motion detection
Set whether or not the camera automatically increases the shutter speed to
reduce blurring when motion is detected while taking still pictures.
U Auto (default setting)
In order to reduce the effects of camera shake or subject movement, ISO
sensitivity and shutter speed are increased when the camera detects camera
shake or subject movement.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the flash mode is set to Fill flash
• When Continuous (A 53) is set to Multi-shot 16
• When scene mode is set to Sports (A 34), Night portrait (A 34), Dusk/
dawn (A 36), Night landscape (A 36), Museum (A 38), Fireworks show
(A 39), or Backlighting (A 39)
k Off
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Motion detection is disabled.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor when the camera is in
shooting mode (A 19). When the camera detects shaking and increases shutter
speed, the motion detection indicator turns green. No icon is displayed when Off
is selected.
B
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Notes on Motion Detection
• Blurring caused by camera shake or subject movement may not be eliminated in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if camera shake or subject movement is excessive, or if there is
insufficient lighting.
• The images captured may become somewhat grainy.
Setup Menu
AF Assist
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator, which assists autofocus operation when the
subject is dimly lit.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illumination will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
poorly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 1.9 m (6 ft. 3 in.) at the maximum
wide-angle position and 1.1 m (3 ft. 7 in.) at the maximum telephoto position.
However, the AF-assist illumination will not turn on in some scene modes even if
Auto is selected.
Off
AF-assist illuminator is disabled. The camera may be unable to focus if lighting is
poor.
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Basic Camera Setup
Sound Settings
Button sound
Choose button sound from On (default setting) or Off. When On is selected, a
beep will sound once when operations are completed successfully, two times
when the focus has been locked, and three times when an error is detected, and
welcome sound is played when the camera is turned on.
Shutter sound
Choose shutter sound from On (default setting) or Off.
Even when set to On, the shutter sound is not heard in the following situations.
• When using Continuous, BSS, or Multi-shot 16
• When using Sports or Museum
• When shooting movies
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Setup Menu
Auto Off
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Auto off
If no operations are performed for a specified amount of time, the monitor turns
off and the camera enters standby mode (A 13).
Use this option to set the amount of time that passes before the camera enters
standby mode.
Auto off
Choose from 30 s (default setting), 1 min, 5 min, and 30 min.
Sleep mode
If On (default setting) is selected, the camera will enter standby mode when there is
no change in the brightness of the subject, even before the time selected in the
auto off menu has elapsed. The camera will enter sleep mode after 30 seconds when
Auto off is set to 1 min or less, or after 1 minute when Auto off is set to 5 min or
more.
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When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
• When the camera is in standby mode, the power-on lamp blinks.
• If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.
• When the power-on lamp is blinking, pressing the following buttons will turn the monitor back on.
➝ Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, or c button
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Auto Off
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• While menus are displayed: Auto off is extended to three minutes if it is set to 30 s or 1 min.
• During slide show playback: Up to 30 minutes
Setup Menu
Format Memory/Format Card
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Format memory/Format card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all
data. Deleted images cannot be restored. Be sure to transfer important
images to a computer before formatting.
Formatting Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera.
The Format memory option appears in the setup
menu.
Formatting a Memory Card
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
Format card
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
B
Basic Camera Setup
When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option appears in the setup menu.
Format memory
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into this camera, be sure to
format them using this camera.
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Setup Menu
Language
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Language
Select the language used for camera monitor display.
Basic Camera Setup
Czech
Portuguese
Danish
Russian
German
Romanian
(default setting)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
Greek
Turkish
French
Ukrainian
Indonesian
Arabic
Italian
Simplified Chinese
Hungarian
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Japanese
Norwegian
Korean
Polish
Thai
Video Mode
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Video mode
Adjust settings for connection to a television. Choose from NTSC and PAL.
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Setup Menu
Blink Warning
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Blink warning
Choose whether or not blinking eyes are detected when using face detection
(A 22) in the following shooting modes.
• G (easy auto) mode
• Portrait (A 33) and Night portrait (A 34) scene modes
On
When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked in
an image captured using face detection, the Did someone blink? screen will
appear on the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed by a
yellow border. In such a case, you can check the captured image and determine if
you take the picture again. ➝ “Operating the Did someone blink? Screen”
(A 108)
Off (default setting)
Basic Camera Setup
Blink warning is disabled.
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Setup Menu
Operating the Did someone blink? Screen
The following operations are available while the Did
someone blink? screen is displayed.
If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the
screen automatically returns to the shooting mode
screen.
Did someone blink?
Exit
Function
Control
Enlarge and display the face
of the person who blinked
g (i)
Switch to full-frame playback
f (h)
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Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
If the camera detects more than one
human subjects with their eyes closed,
press HIJ K during the enlarged
display to switch over the face displayed.
Select the face to be
displayed
Delete the captured image
Description
l
Press the l button.
k
Switch to shooting mode
Press the k button or the shutter-release
button.
Setup Menu
Reset All
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default
values.
Pop-up Menu
Option
Default value
Flash mode (A 26)
Auto
Self-timer (A 28)
Off
Macro mode (A 47)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 29)
0.0
Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Portrait
Hue adjustment in food mode (A 38)
Center
Movie Menu
Option
Movie options (A 77)
Default value
y VGA (640×480)
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Scene mode (A 32)
Shooting Menu
Option
Default value
Image mode (A 49)
i 3648×2736
White balance (A 51)
Auto
Continuous (A 53)
Single
Color options (A 54)
Standard color
Smart Portrait Menu
Option
Default value
Skin softening (A 45)
On
Blink proof (A 45)
Off
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Setup Menu
Setup Menu
Option
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110
Default value
Welcome screen (A 93)
None
Photo info (A 98)
Auto info
Brightness (A 98)
3
Print date (A 100)
Off
Electronic VR (A 101)
Off
Motion detection (A 102)
Auto
AF assist (A 103)
Auto
Button sound (A 103)
On
Shutter sound (A 103)
On
Auto off (A 104)
30 s
Sleep mode (A 104)
On
Blink warning (A 107)
Off
Others
Option
Paper size (A 87, 88)
Default value
Default
• Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (A 118) from the
memory. Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset
file numbering to “0001”, delete all images (A 25) before selecting Reset all.
• The following settings in the menus will remain unaffected even if Reset all is
performed.
Shooting menu:
Preset manual in the White balance menu (A 52)
Setup menu:
Settings for image registered for Welcome screen (A 93), Time zone and
date (A 94), Language (A 106), Video mode (A 106), and Battery type
(A 111)
Setup Menu
Battery Type
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Battery type
To ensure that the camera shows the correct battery level (A 18), choose the
type that matches the batteries currently in use.
Alkaline (default setting)
LR6/L40 (AA-size) Alkaline batteries
COOLPIX (Ni-MH)
Nikon EN-MH2 Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride)
rechargeable batteries
Lithium
FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Firmware Version
d button M z (setup menu) (A 92) M Firmware version
C O O L P I X L 2 3 V e r. x . x
Basic Camera Setup
View the current camera firmware version.
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Notes on Camera Care and General Usage
Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device:
B
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the lens and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot or battery chamber. These
parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or
damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
Notes on Camera Care and General Usage
B
Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the image sensor, producing a white
blur effect in photographs.
B
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static 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.
B
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a
carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
B
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source
Do not 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.
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Caring for the Camera
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The Battery
Notes on Camera Care and General Usage
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out, and replace the batteries if necessary (A 18).
If possible, carry spare batteries when taking pictures on important occasions.
• When recharging rechargeable batteries, do not recharge batteries that contain a different
amount of charge, or batteries of different model numbers.
• When charging EN-MH2 batteries using Battery Charger MH-72, charge two batteries at a time.
When charging EN-MH2 batteries using Battery Charger MH-73, charge two or four batteries at a
time. To charge EN-MH2 batteries, use only Battery Charger MH-72 or MH-73. Do not use these
battery chargers to charge any other type of battery.
• Do not use any battery charger other than the MH-70/71 to recharge EN-MH1 batteries. Do not
use the MH-70/71 to charge any batteries other than EN-MH1 batteries. Set the Battery type
setting (A 111) to COOLPIX (Ni-MH).
• 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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Caring for the Camera
Cleaning
Notes on Camera Care and General Usage
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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 end). To remove fingerprints
or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft
cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working
toward 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 by the
warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Caring for the Camera
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away. Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for
an extended period. Do not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth
balls, or in any of the following locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)
• 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.
Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic
common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images saved using the
product will not be affected.
• When framing bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward either end may
appear in the display. This phenomenon, known as “smear”, does not indicate a malfunction.
In shooting modes other than movie mode, smear has no effect on the images that are saved.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
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Notes on Camera Care and General Usage
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Note on Smear
White or colored streaks may be visible when bright subjects are framed in the monitor. This
phenomenon, known as “smear,” occurs when extremely bright light strikes the image sensor; it is
characteristic of image sensors and does not indicate a malfunction. Smear may also take the form of
partial discoloration in the monitor during shooting. It does not appear in images saved with the
camera except in the cases of movies and of images saved with Multi-shot 16 selected for
Continuous. When shooting in these modes, we recommend that you avoid bright subjects such
as the sun, reflected sunlight, and electric lights.
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Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable
battery
Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B2 (set of two EN-MH2
batteries)1
Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2
batteries)1
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-72 (includes two rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
EN-MH2)1
Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
EN-MH2)1
AC Adapter EH-65A (connect as shown)
1
1
AC adapter
2
2
AC Adapter EH-62B cannot be used.
1
2
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USB Cable
USB Cable UC-E62
Audio/video cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
To charge EN-MH2 batteries, use only Battery Charger MH-72 or MH-73. Do not use these
battery chargers to charge any other type of battery.
Supplied with this camera (➝ Page 3 of the Quick Start Guide).
Optional Accessories
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved
for use in this camera.
All cards of the designated make and capacity listed below can be used, regardless
of the speed for transferring internal data.
SD memory
card
SDHC memory card 2
SDXC memory
card3
SanDisk
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
TOSHIBA
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Panasonic
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB 48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
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1
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device
supports 2 GB cards.
2 SDHC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that
device supports SDHC.
3 SDXC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
Technical Notes
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File and Folder Names
Images and movies are assigned file names as follows.
D SC N 00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Extension (signifies the file type)
Original still images, movies
DSCN
Still images
.JPG
Small copies
SSCN
Movies
.AVI
Cropped copies
RSCN
D-Lighting copies and Skin
softening copies
FSCN
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
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• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by a fivecharacter identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for images
captured using panorama assist (e.g. “101P_001”; A 41) and “NIKON” for all
other images (e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder
reaches 9999, a new folder will be created. File numbers will be assigned
automatically starting with “0001”.
• Files copied using Copy > Selected images are copied to the current folder,
where they are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the
largest file number in memory. Copy > All images copies all folders from the
source medium; file names do not change but new folder numbers are
assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest folder number on the
destination medium (A 68).
• Folders can hold up to 200 images; if an image is captured when the current
folder contains 200 images, a new folder will be created by adding one to the
current folder number. If an image is captured when the current folder is
numbered 999 and contains 200 images or an image numbered 9999, no
further images can be captured until the medium is formatted (A 105) or a
new memory card inserted.
Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the
monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.
Display
Problem
Solution
A
O (blinks)
Clock not set.
Set clock.
94
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Replace the batteries.
12, 111
Q (blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
22, 23,
46
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
saving is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when saving is complete.
23
N
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is in
“lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to 17
“write” position.
P
This card cannot be
used.
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
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• Check that connectors
16
are clean.
• Confirm that memory
16
card is correctly inserted.
P
This card cannot be
read.
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
N
Out of memory.
Memory card is full.
• Choose smaller image
mode.
• Delete images.
• Insert new memory card.
• Remove memory card
and use internal memory.
Technical Notes
Yes
No
Memory card has not been All data saved on the
17
formatted for use in
memory card will be
COOLPIX L23.
deleted. If there is any data
on the card that you want
to keep, select No, and
backup the data to a
computer before
formatting the memory
card. To format the memory
card, select Yes and press
k.
49
25, 78
16
16
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Error Messages
Display
P
Image cannot be
saved.
Problem
Solution
Error occurred while saving Format internal memory or 105
images.
memory card.
Camera has run out of file
numbers.
Image cannot be used for
welcome screen.
• Replace the memory
card.
• Format internal memory
or memory card.
16
105
Image copies created using 93
crop or small picture that
are 320 × 240 or smaller, or
images captured at an
Image mode setting of
l 3584×2016 cannot be
selected.
There is not enough
Delete images from
memory to copy the image. destination.
P
The image saved may
View the image to confirm
A blink was detected in contain a subject who have it.
the picture just taken. blinked.
Technical Notes
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A
25
45
N
Image cannot be
modified.
You are trying to edit an
image that cannot be
edited.
• Confirm the conditions
69
that are required for
editing.
• These options cannot be –
used with movies.
N
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
N
Memory contains no
images.
No images in the internal
memory or memory card.
• Remove memory card to 16
play back images from
internal memory.
• To copy image from
68
internal memory to
memory card, press the
d button. The copy
screen will be displayed
and images in the
internal memory can be
copied to memory card.
16
Error Messages
Display
Problem
N
File not created with
File contains no image COOLPIX L23.
data.
N
This file cannot be
played back.
N
All images are hidden.
No images available for a
slide show.
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Image is protected.
N
Destination in same time
Travel destination is in zone as home.
the current time zone.
Lens error
Q
Lens error.
A
Solution
File cannot be viewed on
this camera. View file using
the computer or any other
devices which was used to
create or edit this file.
–
Disable protection.
–
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65
94
–
Turn camera off and then
on again. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service
representative.
18
P
Error occurred during
Communications error communication with
printer.
Turn camera off, reconnect 86
USB cable.
System error
Q
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove
and reinsert batteries, and
turn camera on. If error
persists, contact retailer or
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
PR
Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error.
Check printer. After checking –
the ink or solving the problem,
select Resume and press the
k button to resume printing.*
PR
Printer error: check
paper
Specified size of paper is
not loaded in printer.
Load the specified paper,
select Resume and press
the k button to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Paper has jammed in the
Printer error: paper jam printer.
Eject the jammed paper,
select Resume and press
the k button to resume
printing.*
–
12, 18
Technical Notes
121
Error Messages
Display
PR
Printer error: out of
paper
Problem
No paper is loaded in
printer.
A
Solution
Load the specified paper,
select Resume and press
the k button to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Ink error.
Printer error: check ink
Check ink, select Resume
and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
PR
Ink cartridge is empty.
Printer error: out of ink
Replace ink, select Resume –
and press the k button to
resume printing.*
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
Select Cancel and press the –
k button to cancel
printing.
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and
information.
Technical Notes
122
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Refer to the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Display, Settings, and Power Supply
Problem
Monitor is blank.
Cause/Solution
A
• Camera is off.
• Battery exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power: Press the
shutter-release button halfway.
• When flash lamp blinks red, wait until flash has
charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB
cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via audio/video
cable.
18
18
13, 22
Monitor is hard to read.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
98
114
Camera turns off without
warning.
• Battery exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save
power.
• Battery is cold.
18
104
Date and time of shooting are
not correct.
• If camera clock has not been set, Date not set
indicator blinks with shooting and movie
recording. Images and movies saved before
clock is set are dated “00/00/0000 00:00” or
“01/01/2011 00:00” respectively. Set the
correct date and time using Time zone and
date in the setup menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more
accurate timepieces and reset as required.
14
No indicators displayed in
monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
98
Print date not available.
Time zone and date has not been set.
14, 94
Date not appearing on images
even when Print date is
enabled.
• The current shooting mode is one that does
not support Print date.
• The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
100
81
79
113
94
Technical Notes
Screen for setting the time zone The clock battery is exhausted; all settings were
and date is displayed when the restored to their default values.
camera is turned on.
27
96
Camera settings reset.
123
Troubleshooting
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 battery,
then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that disconnecting
the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not saved
to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data
already saved will not be affected.
Shooting
Problem
No image captured when
shutter-release button is
pressed.
Cause/Solution
A
Technical Notes
• When camera is in playback mode, press the
A button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d
button.
• Battery exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
30
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
Disconnect the USB cable.
79, 81,
86
Camera cannot focus.
• The subject is too close to the camera. Try
shooting with easy auto mode, Close-up
scene mode, or macro mode.
• The intended subject is one with which
autofocus does not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Focus error. Turn camera off and then on
again.
18, 31,
37, 47
• Use flash.
• Use electronic vibration reduction or motion
detection.
• Use D (Best Shot Selector).
• Use tripod and self-timer.
26
101, 102
Images are blurred.
Streaks of light or partial
discoloration are visible in the
monitor.
10
18
27
23
103
18
53
5, 28
Smear may occur when the camera is aimed at a 53, 75,
bright subject. When using Multi-shot 16 or
115
when recording movies, avoid bright objects
such as the sun, reflections of the sun, and
electric lights.
Bright specks appear in images Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Set the flash 26
captured with flash.
mode setting to W (off).
124
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
• The flash mode is set to W (off).
• Scene mode in which flash does not fire is
selected.
• Blink proof is set to On in the smart portrait
menu.
• Another function that restricts flash is enabled.
26
32
Optical zoom cannot be used.
Optical zoom cannot be used while recording
movies.
76
Digital zoom cannot be used.
Digital zoom cannot be used in the following
situations.
• When Portrait or Night portrait is selected
for Scene mode
• When using smart portrait mode
• When Multi-shot 16 is selected for
Continuous
• Just before recording a movie (up to 2× can be
applied while recording movies)
Flash does not fire.
45
55
33, 34
43
53
75
Another function that restricts the Image mode 55
option is enabled.
No sound when shutter is
released.
• Off is selected for Sound settings > Shutter 103
sound in setup menu. Depending on the
current shooting mode or settings, the shutter
sound is not heard even when set to On.
• Do not block the speaker.
5
AF-assist illuminator does not
light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option in the
setup menu. AF-assist illuminator may not light
depending on the position of the focus area or
the current scene mode, even when Auto is
selected.
103
33-40
Images appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
114
Hues are unnatural.
White balance does not match light source.
51
Randomly spaced bright pixels The subject is dark, so shutter speed is too slow
(“noise”) appear in image.
or ISO sensitivity is too high.
• Use the flash.
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
•
•
•
•
•
Flash is off.
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Subject is backlit. Select the Backlighting
scene mode, or set the flash mode to X (fill
flash).
Technical Notes
Image mode not available.
26
26
20
26
29
26, 39
125
Troubleshooting
Problem
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
A
Cause/Solution
Adjust exposure compensation.
29
Unexpected results when flash When taking pictures with V (auto with red31, 26,
set to V (auto with red-eye
eye reduction), or when taking pictures with
34
reduction).
Night portrait (either in easy auto mode or the
Night portrait scene mode) and the fill flash with
slow sync and red-eye reduction is used, red-eye
reduction may be applied, in rare cases, to areas
not affected by red-eye. Use any auto mode or
scene mode other than Night portrait, and
change the flash to any other settings other than
V (auto with red-eye reduction) and try
shooting again.
Technical Notes
126
The skin softening function
does not produce the desired
result.
• The desired level of skin softening effect may 44
not be achieved in some shooting conditions.
• Use Skin softening in the playback menu for 71
images in which four or more faces were
captured.
Saving images takes time.
• When the flash mode is set to V (auto with
red-eye reduction), it may take more time to
save images.
• When images were captured using the skin
softening function
26
33, 34,
45
Playback
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
File cannot be played back.
• File was overwritten or renamed by computer –
or other make of camera.
• Only movies recorded with COOLPIX L23 can 75
be played back.
Cannot zoom in on image.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies,
small pictures, or images that have been
cropped to 320 × 240 or smaller.
–
• The COOLPIX L23 may not be able to zoom in
on images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Cannot use the D-Lighting, skin • These options cannot be used with movies.
78
softening, small picture or crop • Select images that support D-Lighting, skin
69
options.
softening, small picture or crop.
• Camera is unable to edit images captured with 69
other cameras.
• Choose correct Video mode.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace
memory card. Remove memory card to play
back images from internal memory.
106
16
Nikon Transfer 2 does not start
when camera is connected.
•
•
•
•
•
Camera is off.
Battery exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Computer is not set to launch Nikon Transfer 2
automatically. For more information about
Nikon Transfer 2, refer to help information
contained in ViewNX 2.
• Confirm system requirements.
18
18
81
–
84
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
Memory card contains no images. Replace
memory card. Remove memory card to print
images from internal memory.
16
Cannot select paper size with
camera.
Even when using a PictBridge compatible
printer, paper size cannot be selected from the
camera in the following situations. Use the
printer to select paper size.
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
used by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper
size.
87, 88
Images not displayed on
television.
80
Technical Notes
127
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX L23 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
10.1 million
Image sensor
1/2.9-in. type CCD; 10.34 million total pixels
Lens
Focal length
f/-number
f/2.7-6.8
Construction
6 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 560 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Electronic VR (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from
lens)
• Approx. 30 cm (1 ft.) to ∞ (W); approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to ∞ (T)
• Macro mode: 3 cm (1.2 in.) to ∞ (maximum wide-angle
position)
Focus-area selection
Center, face detection
Monitor
Technical Notes
128
5× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.0-20.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level
brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to
actual picture)
Storage
Media
Internal memory (Approx. 22 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image size
(pixels)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
10M (High) [3648 × 2736P]
10M [3648 × 2736]
8M [3264 × 2448]
5M [2592 × 1944]
3M [2048 × 1536]
PC [1024 × 768]
VGA [640 × 480]
16:9 [3584 × 2016]
ISO sensitivity (Standard
output sensitivity)
Auto (ISO 80-1600)
Specifications
Exposure
Metering
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (when using a digital
zoom setting below 2×), spot (digital zoom 2× or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and
exposure compensation (-2 to +2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/2000 - 1 s, 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2AV) selection
2 steps (f/2.7 and f/5.4 [W])
Approx. 10 seconds
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.3 to 5.0 m (1 ft. to 16 ft.), [T]: 0.6 to 2.0 m (2 ft. to 6 ft. 7 in.)
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminal
Audio video output/digital I/O (USB)
Supported languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, German, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese,
Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish,
Ukrainian
Power sources
• Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
• Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
• Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available
separately)
• AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)
Still pictures*:
• Approx. 250 shots when using alkaline batteries
• Approx. 660 shots when using lithium batteries
• Approx. 420 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Battery life
Movies:
• Approx. 1 h when using alkaline batteries (VGA (640×480))
• Approx. 3 h 45 min when using lithium batteries (VGA
(640×480))
• Approx. 2 h 35 min when using EN-MH2 batteries (VGA
(640×480))
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Technical Notes
Video output
129
Specifications
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 96.7 × 59.9 × 29.3 mm (3.9 × 2.4 × 1.2 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz.) (including batteries and SD memory card)
Operating environment
Operating
temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with fully-charged LR6/L40
(AA-size) alkaline batteries operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life
of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2) °C (69 to 77°F); zoom adjusted with each shot,
flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to i 3648×2736. Battery life may vary
depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Supplied batteries are for trial use only.
Technical Notes
B
130
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.
Specifications
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital
camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows
images to be printed from print orders saved on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format
for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard that allows information saved
with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are
output from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and
printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer
without connecting the camera to a computer.
Technical Notes
131
Index
Symbols
k (apply selection) button 5, 9
c (Playback) button 5, 8
A Auto mode 46
l Delete button 5, 25, 78
c D-Lighting 70
G Easy auto mode 18, 31
o Exposure compensation 29
m Flash mode 26
p Macro mode 47
d button 5, 10
D Movie mode 75
c Playback mode 24
C Scene mode 32
n Self-timer 28
F Smart portrait mode 43
R 42
f Wide 21
h Thumbnail playback 57, 58
g Tele 21
i Playback zoom 59
j Help 32
A
Technical Notes
AC adapter 13, 116
AF-assist illumination 4, 23, 103
Alkaline 13
Alkaline batteries 12
Aperture 22
Audio Video/USB cable 79, 86
Audio/video cable 79
Audio-in/Video-in jack 79
Auto flash 26
Auto off 13, 104
Autofocus 23, 46, 47
AVI 118
B
132
Backlighting o 39
Batteries 12, 96
Battery level 18
Battery type 13, 111
Battery-chamber 5
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
5, 12, 16
Beach Z 35
Best shot selector 53
Black-and-white 54
Blink proof 45
Blink warning 107
Brightness 98
BSS 53
Built-in microphone 4
Button sound 103
C
Calendar display 58
Close-up k 37
Cloudy 51
Color options 54
Compression ratio 49
Computer 80
Continuous 53
Copy n 39
Copying images 68
Crop 73
Cyanotype 54
D
Date 14, 94
Date format 15
Daylight 51
Daylight saving time 14, 96
Delete 25, 78
Digital zoom 21
Direct print 85
D-Lighting 69, 70
DPOF 131
DPOF printing 90
DSCN 118
Dusk/dawn i 36
Index
E
L
Easy auto mode 18, 31
EH-65A 13
Electronic VR 101
EN-MH1 13, 116
EN-MH2 12, 111, 113, 116
Exposure compensation 29
Extension 118
Eyelet for camera strap 4
Landscape c 33
Language 106
Lens 4, 128
Lithium batteries 12
F
I
Identifier 118
Image mode 19, 32, 49
Incandescent 51
Indicator lamp 5
Internal memory 16
ISO sensitivity 27
J
JPG 118
Macro mode 47
Memory capacity 18
Memory card 16, 117
Memory card slot 5, 16
Monitor 5, 6, 114
Monitor settings 98
Motion detection 102
Movie menu 75, 76
Movie playback 78
Movie settings 76
Multi selector 5, 9
Multi-shot 16 53
Museum l 38
N
Nickel-metal hydride batteries 12
Night landscape j 36
Night portrait e 34
Nikon Transfer 2 80, 82, 84
Number of exposures remaining 18, 50
O
Optical zoom 21
Optional accessories 116
Technical Notes
File names 118
Fill flash 26
Fireworks show m 39
Firmware version 111
Flash 4, 26, 27
Flash lamp 5, 27
Flash off 26
Fluorescent 51
Focus 22
Focus lock 23, 46
Folder names 118
Food u 38
Format 17, 105
Format memory card 17, 105
Formatting internal memory 105
FSCN 118
Full-frame playback mode 24
M
P
Panorama assist p 40, 41
Panorama Maker 5 80, 84
Paper size 87, 88
Party/indoor f 35
Photo info 98
PictBridge 85, 131
Playback 24, 56, 57, 59, 78
Playback button 5, 8
133
Index
Playback menu 60
Playback zoom 59
Portrait b 33
Power 12, 14, 18
Power switch 4, 12, 18
Power-on lamp 12, 18
Preset manual 52
Print 61, 87, 88
Print date 100
Print order 61
Print order (Date) 62
Printer 85
Protect 65
Q
QVGA (320×240) 77
R
Recording movies 75
Red-eye reduction 26, 27
Reset all 109
Rotate image 67
RSCN 118
S
Technical Notes
134
Scene mode 32, 33
Self-timer 28
Self-timer lamp 4, 28
Sepia 54
Setup menu 91
Shooting 18, 20, 22
Shooting menu 48
Shooting mode button 5, 8
Shooting-mode selection menu 30
Shutter sound 103
Shutter speed 22
Shutter-release button 4, 11, 22
Single 53
Skin softening 45, 71
Sleep mode 104
Slide show 64
Slow sync 26
Small picture 72
Smart portrait mode 43
Snow z 35
Sound settings 103
Speaker 4
Sports d 34
SSCN 118
Standard color 54
Strap 4
Sunset h 36
T
Tabs 11
Thumbnail playback 57
Time zone 14, 94, 97
Time zone and date 94
Tripod socket 5
TV 79
U
USB cable 81
USB connector and audio/video output 5,
79, 86
USB/audio/video output connector 80, 81
V
VGA (640x480) 77
Video mode 106
ViewNX 2 80, 84
Vivid color 54
Volume 78
W
Welcome screen 93
White balance 51
Z
Zoom button 4, 78
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