Specifications | Craftsman 247.889980 Lawn Mower User Manual

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instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read
by all who use the product.
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shown in bold.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Help
Use the camera’s on-board help feature for help on menu items and
other topics. See page 11 for details.
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions
in “For Your Safety” (0 x–xiii).
Table of Contents
For Your Safety ............................................................................. x
Notices......................................................................................... xiv
Introduction
1
Getting to Know the Camera ..................................................... 1
The Camera Body................................................................................... 1
The Mode Dial......................................................................................... 4
The Viewfinder........................................................................................ 6
The Information Display...................................................................... 7
Camera Menus: An Overview................................................... 10
First Steps .................................................................................... 14
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Framing Photos in the Viewfinder ..........................................
Viewing Photographs .......................................................................
Deleting Unwanted Pictures ..........................................................
Framing Photos in the Monitor ...............................................
Viewing Photographs .......................................................................
Deleting Unwanted Pictures ..........................................................
Recording Movies ......................................................................
Viewing Movies ...................................................................................
Deleting Unwanted Movies ............................................................
Guide Mode
25
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29
30
32
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36
37
39
40
41
The Guide..................................................................................... 41
Guide Mode Menus............................................................................ 42
Using the Guide................................................................................... 45
i
Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation
(Scene Mode)
47
k Portrait........................................................................................... 47
l Landscape .................................................................................... 47
p Child ............................................................................................... 48
m Sports ............................................................................................. 48
n Close up ........................................................................................ 48
o Night Portrait .............................................................................. 49
Special Effects
50
% Night Vision ................................................................................. 51
S Super Vivid ................................................................................... 51
T Pop................................................................................................ 51
U Photo Illustration ....................................................................... 52
g Color Sketch................................................................................ 52
' Toy Camera Effect...................................................................... 52
( Miniature Effect.......................................................................... 53
3 Selective Color............................................................................ 53
1 Silhouette ..................................................................................... 54
2 High Key........................................................................................ 54
3 Low Key......................................................................................... 54
) HDR Painting ............................................................................... 55
I Easy Panorama........................................................................... 55
Options Available in Live View ....................................................... 56
I Easy Panorama ............................................................................... 63
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More on Photography
67
Choosing a Release Mode......................................................... 67
Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)........................................ 68
Quiet Shutter Release................................................................ 70
Self-Timer Mode ......................................................................... 71
Focus (Viewfinder Photography) ............................................ 74
Choosing How the Camera Focuses: Focus Mode.................. 74
Choosing How the Focus Point Is Selected:
AF-Area Mode.................................................................................. 78
Focus Point Selection........................................................................ 80
Focus Lock............................................................................................. 81
Manual Focus ....................................................................................... 83
Image Quality and Size ............................................................. 85
Image Quality....................................................................................... 85
Image Size ............................................................................................. 87
Using the Built-in Flash ............................................................. 89
Auto Pop-up Modes........................................................................... 89
Manual Pop-up Modes ..................................................................... 91
ISO Sensitivity ............................................................................. 95
Remote Control Photography ................................................. 97
Using an Optional ML-L3 Remote Control ................................ 97
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P, S, A, and M Modes
100
Shutter Speed and Aperture ................................................. 100
Mode P (Programmed Auto)........................................................ 102
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto).................................................... 104
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)................................................ 106
Mode M (Manual)............................................................................. 108
Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only) ...................................... 110
Exposure.................................................................................... 114
Metering .............................................................................................. 114
Autoexposure Lock.......................................................................... 116
Exposure Compensation ............................................................... 118
Flash Compensation ....................................................................... 120
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows.................... 122
Active D-Lighting ............................................................................. 122
White Balance........................................................................... 124
Fine-Tuning White Balance .......................................................... 127
Preset Manual.................................................................................... 129
Picture Controls ....................................................................... 135
Selecting a Picture Control ........................................................... 135
Modifying Picture Controls........................................................... 137
Live View
142
Framing Photographs in the Monitor.................................. 142
Focusing in Live View ..................................................................... 144
The Live View Display ..................................................................... 148
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Recording and Viewing Movies
155
Recording Movies .................................................................... 155
Movie Settings ................................................................................... 158
Viewing Movies ........................................................................ 162
Editing Movies .......................................................................... 164
Trimming Movies.............................................................................. 164
Saving Selected Frames ................................................................. 168
Playback and Deletion
170
Full-Frame Playback ................................................................ 170
Photo Information............................................................................ 172
Thumbnail Playback ................................................................ 180
Calendar Playback ................................................................... 181
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom.................................. 182
Protecting Photographs from Deletion ............................... 184
Rating Pictures.......................................................................... 186
Rating Individual Pictures.............................................................. 186
Rating Multiple Pictures ................................................................. 187
Selecting Pictures for Upload ................................................ 189
Selecting Individual Pictures for Upload.................................. 189
Selecting Multiple Pictures for Upload ..................................... 190
Deleting Photographs............................................................. 192
Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar Playback.................... 192
The Playback Menu.......................................................................... 193
Slide Shows ............................................................................... 198
Slide Show Options.......................................................................... 200
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Connections
201
Installing ViewNX 2 ................................................................. 201
Using ViewNX 2........................................................................ 204
Copy Pictures to the Computer .................................................. 204
View Pictures...................................................................................... 206
Printing Photographs ............................................................. 208
Connecting the Printer................................................................... 208
Printing Pictures One at a Time................................................... 209
Printing Multiple Pictures.............................................................. 211
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set ..................................... 213
Viewing Pictures on TV........................................................... 215
Standard Definition Devices ........................................................ 215
High-Definition Devices................................................................. 217
Camera Menus
219
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images ................................ 219
Playback Folder ............................................................................ 220
Playback Display Options ......................................................... 220
Image Review................................................................................ 221
Rotate Tall....................................................................................... 221
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options................................. 222
Reset Shooting Menu................................................................. 224
Auto Distortion Control............................................................. 225
Color Space.................................................................................... 225
Noise Reduction........................................................................... 226
ISO Sensitivity Settings.............................................................. 226
Built-in AF-assist Illuminator.................................................... 229
Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash ..................................................... 229
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B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup............................................... 231
Reset Setup Options ................................................................... 233
Format Memory Card ................................................................. 234
Monitor Brightness...................................................................... 235
Info Display Format ..................................................................... 236
Auto Info Display.......................................................................... 238
Image Dust Off Ref Photo.......................................................... 239
Flicker Reduction.......................................................................... 241
Time Zone and Date.................................................................... 242
Language ........................................................................................ 243
Auto Image Rotation................................................................... 243
Image Comment .......................................................................... 244
Auto off Timers ............................................................................. 245
Self-Timer........................................................................................ 246
Remote on Duration (ML-L3) ................................................... 247
Beep .................................................................................................. 247
Rangefinder.................................................................................... 248
File Number Sequence............................................................... 249
Buttons............................................................................................. 251
Slot Empty Release Lock............................................................ 253
Print Date ........................................................................................ 254
Storage Folder............................................................................... 257
Accessory Terminal...................................................................... 258
Video Mode .................................................................................... 260
Wireless Mobile Adapter ........................................................... 260
Eye-Fi Upload................................................................................. 261
Firmware Version ......................................................................... 262
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N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies...................... 263
Creating Retouched Copies.......................................................... 264
D-Lighting ...................................................................................... 266
Red-Eye Correction ..................................................................... 267
Trim................................................................................................... 268
Monochrome ................................................................................ 269
Filter Effects ................................................................................... 270
Color Balance ................................................................................ 271
Image Overlay............................................................................... 272
NEF (RAW) Processing................................................................ 275
Resize ............................................................................................... 277
Quick Retouch............................................................................... 279
Straighten....................................................................................... 279
Distortion Control........................................................................ 280
Fisheye............................................................................................. 280
Color Outline ................................................................................. 281
Photo Illustration ......................................................................... 281
Color Sketch................................................................................... 282
Perspective Control .................................................................... 282
Miniature Effect ............................................................................ 283
Selective Color .............................................................................. 284
Side-by-side Comparison.......................................................... 286
m Recent Settings ................................................................... 288
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Technical Notes
289
Compatible Lenses................................................................... 289
Compatible CPU Lenses ................................................................. 289
Compatible Non-CPU Lenses ....................................................... 292
Optional Flash Units (Speedlights) ....................................... 299
Flash Units Compatible with the Creative Lighting System
(CLS) .................................................................................................. 299
Other Accessories..................................................................... 306
Approved Memory Cards............................................................... 310
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter..................... 311
Caring for the Camera ............................................................. 313
Storage ................................................................................................. 313
Cleaning ............................................................................................... 313
Image Sensor Cleaning................................................................... 314
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions..................... 321
Caring for the Camera..................................................................... 321
Caring for the Battery...................................................................... 324
Available Settings .................................................................... 326
Troubleshooting....................................................................... 329
Battery/Display .................................................................................. 329
Shooting (All Modes)....................................................................... 330
Shooting (P, S, A, M) ....................................................................... 333
Playback ............................................................................................... 334
Miscellaneous .................................................................................... 335
Error Messages.......................................................................... 336
Specifications............................................................................ 342
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II ................... 353
Memory Card Capacity............................................................ 362
Battery Life ................................................................................ 363
Index ........................................................................................... 365
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this
equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the
product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions
listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all
A This
warnings before using this Nikon product.
❚❚ WARNINGS
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A Keep the sun out of the frame
A Turn off immediately in the event of
Keep the sun well out of the frame
when shooting backlit subjects.
Sunlight focused into the camera
when the sun is in or close to the
frame could cause a fire.
A Do not look at the sun through the
viewfinder
Viewing the sun or other strong light
source through the viewfinder could
cause permanent visual impairment.
A Using the viewfinder diopter adjustment
control
When operating the viewfinder
diopter adjustment control with your
eye to the viewfinder, care should be
taken not to put your finger in your
eye accidentally.
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
equipment or AC adapter (available
separately), unplug the AC adapter
and remove the battery immediately,
taking care to avoid burns.
Continued operation could result in
injury. After removing the battery,
take the equipment to a Nikonauthorized service center for
inspection.
A Do not use in the presence of flammable
gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
A Keep out of reach of children
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in injury. In addition,
note that small parts constitute a
choking hazard. Should a child
swallow any part of this equipment,
consult a physician immediately.
A Do not disassemble
A Observe caution when using the flash
Touching the product’s internal parts
could result in injury. In the event of
malfunction, the product should be
repaired only by a qualified
technician. Should the product break
open as the result of a fall or other
accident, remove the battery and/or
AC adapter and then take the product
to a Nikon-authorized service center
for inspection.
A Do not place the strap around the neck of
an infant or child
Placing the camera strap around the
neck of an infant or child could result
in strangulation.
A Do not remain in contact with the
camera, battery, or charger for extended
periods while the devices are on or in use
Parts of the device become hot.
Leaving the device in direct contact
with the skin for extended periods
may result in low-temperature burns.
A Do not leave the product where it will be
exposed to extremely high
temperatures, such as in an enclosed
automobile or in direct sunlight
Failure to observe this precaution
could cause damage or fire.
A Do not aim a flash at the operator of a
motor vehicle
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in accidents.
• Using the camera with the flash in
close contact with the skin or other
objects could cause burns.
• Using the flash close to the subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. The flash should be no
less than one meter (3 ft 4 in.) from
the subject. Particular care should
be observed when photographing
infants.
A Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care
should be taken to avoid injury due to
broken glass and to prevent the liquid
crystal from the monitor touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
A Do not carry tripods with a lens or camera
attached
You could trip or accidentally strike
others, resulting in injury.
xi
A Observe proper precautions when
handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling
batteries for use in this product:
• Use only batteries approved for use
in this equipment.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery.
• Be sure the product is off before
replacing the battery. If you are
using an AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Do not attempt to insert the battery
upside down or backwards.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store the battery 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 battery when no charge
remains.
• When the battery is not in use,
attach the terminal cover and store
in a cool, dry place.
• The battery may be hot
immediately after use or when the
product has been used on battery
power for an extended period.
Before removing the battery turn
the camera off and allow the battery
to cool.
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• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any changes in
the battery, such as discoloration or
deformation.
A Observe proper precautions when
handling the charger
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in injury or
product malfunction due to fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
• 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 go near the charger during
thunderstorms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug or charger
with wet hands. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in injury
or product malfunction due to fire or
electric shock.
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or cause overheating or fire.
A 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.
A CD-ROMs
CD-ROMs containing software or
manuals should not be played back
on audio CD equipment. Playing CDROMs on an audio CD player could
cause hearing loss or damage the
equipment.
A Follow the directions of airline and
hospital personnel
This camera transmits radio
frequencies that could interfere with
medical equipment or aircraft
navigation. Disable the wireless
network feature and remove all
wireless accessories from the camera
before boarding an aircraft, and turn
the camera off during take off and
landing. In medical facilities, follow
staff instructions regarding the use of
wireless devices.
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Notices
• No part of the manuals included
• Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be
damages resulting from the use of
reproduced, transmitted,
this product.
transcribed, stored in a retrieval
• While every effort has been made to
system, or translated into any
ensure that the information in these
language in any form, by any means, manuals is accurate and complete,
without Nikon’s prior written
we would appreciate it were you to
permission.
bring any errors or omissions to the
• Nikon reserves the right to change
attention of the Nikon
the specifications of the hardware
representative in your area (address
and software described in these
provided separately).
manuals at any time and without
prior notice.
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
Notices for Customers in Europe
CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be
collected separately.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery
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.
• Separate collection and recycling
helps conserve natural resources
and prevent negative consequences
for human health and the
environment that might result from
incorrect disposal.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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.
Notices for Customers in the U.S.A.
The Battery Charger
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS—SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet if needed. This power unit
is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
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
D3300
of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
CAUTIONS
protection against harmful interference
Modifications
in a residential installation. This
The FCC requires the user be notified
equipment generates, uses, and can
that any changes or modifications
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
made to this device that are not
not installed and used in accordance
expressly approved by Nikon
with the instructions, may cause harmful
Corporation may void the user’s
interference to radio communications.
authority to operate the equipment.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or provided by Nikon for your
equipment. Using other interface
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment cables may exceed the limits of Class
off and on, the user is encouraged to try B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
to correct the interference by one or
Notice for Customers in the State of California
more of the following measures:
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
product may expose you to lead, a
antenna.
chemical known to the State of
• Increase the separation between the
California to cause birth defects or
equipment and receiver.
other reproductive harm. Wash hands
• Connect the equipment into an
after handling.
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected. Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
• Consult the dealer or an experienced Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
radio/television technician for help. Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally
copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device
may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and
reproductions
or reproduced
The government has issued cautions
Do not copy or reproduce paper
money, coins, securities, government on copies or reproductions of
securities issued by private
bonds, or local government bonds,
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift
even if such copies or reproductions
certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or
are stamped “Sample.”
coupon tickets, except when a
The copying or reproduction of
minimum of necessary copies are to
paper money, coins, or securities
be provided for business use by a
which are circulated in a foreign
company. Also, do not copy or
country is prohibited.
reproduce passports issued by the
Unless the prior permission of the
government, licenses issued by public
government has been obtained, the agencies and private groups, ID cards,
copying or reproduction of unused
and tickets, such as passes and meal
postage stamps or post cards issued coupons.
by the government is prohibited.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of
The copying or reproduction of
stamps issued by the government
copyrighted creative works such as
and of certified documents
books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
stipulated by law is prohibited.
prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
photographs is governed by national
and international copyright laws. Do
not use this product for the purpose
of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
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Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices 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 preset manual (0 129). Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including
chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon
specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven
to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage
the camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of
third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with
normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating,
igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local
authorized Nikon dealer.
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D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON
WARRANTY.
A 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.
A Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing
product support and education, continually-updated information is
available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information,
tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice
on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be
available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the following
URL for contact information: http://imaging.nikon.com/
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Introduction
Getting to Know the Camera
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
1 Movie-record button .......... 38, 156
8 Command dial
2 Power switch.................................. 17
9 Mode dial...........................................4
3 Shutter-release button...........27, 28 10 A/L button ..............81, 184, 252
4 E/N button...............109, 118, 120 11 Accessory shoe (for optional flash
units) ............................................ 299
5 R (information) button...........7, 150
6 Eyelets for camera strap.............. 14 12 Infrared receiver for ML-L3 remote
control (rear) ................................ 98
7 Speaker
13 Focal plane mark (E) .................. 84
D The Speaker
Do not place the speaker in close proximity to magnetic devices.
Failure to observe this precaution could affect the data recorded on
the magnetic devices.
Introduction
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14 AF-assist illuminator ............77, 229 23 CPU contacts
Self-timer lamp ..............................72 24 Mirror............................................. 318
Red-eye reduction lamp .......90, 92
25 Lens mount.............................. 16, 84
15 Built-in flash....................................89
26 Body cap
16 M/ Y button..................89, 91, 120
27 Accessory terminal..................... 309
17 Microphone ................................. 158
28 Connector for external
18 Connector cover
microphone................................ 161
19 Fn button ...................................... 251 29 USB and A/V connector
20 Mounting mark ..............................16
..................................... 204, 208, 215
21 Lens release button.......................24 30 HDMI mini-pin connector ........ 217
22 Infrared receiver for ML-L3 remote
control (front)................................98
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Introduction
31 Rubber eyecup .............................. 73 43 O button ................................ 30, 192
32 Viewfinder eyepiece.......... 6, 20, 73 44 Memory card access lamp
................................................ 28, 143
33 Diopter adjustment control ....... 20
34 K button............................... 29, 170 45 Battery-chamber cover latch
...................................................15, 22
35 G button........................... 10, 219
46 Battery-chamber cover .........15, 22
36 X button .......................................182
47 I/E/# button....67, 68, 70, 71, 97
37 W/Q button................ 11, 180, 182
48 Tripod socket
38 P button....................................9, 171
49 Monitor ...............7, 29, 32, 142, 170
39 a button................32, 37, 142, 155
50 Battery latch.............................15, 22
40 J (OK) button............................... 11
51 Power connector cover for
41 Multi selector ................................. 11
optional power connector ...... 311
42 Memory card slot cover.........15, 23
Introduction
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The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following shooting modes and
g mode:
P, S, A, and M Modes
Select these modes for full control over camera settings.
• P—Programmed auto (0 102)
• S —Shutter-priority auto (0 104)
• A—Aperture-priority auto (0 106)
• M—Manual (0 108)
g Mode (0 41)
Take, view, and edit pictures and
adjust settings with the help of
an on-screen guide.
Auto Modes
Select these modes for simple,
point-and-shoot photography.
• i Auto (0 25)
• j Auto (flash off) (0 25)
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Introduction
Special Effects Modes
Use special effects during shooting.
• % Night vision (0 51)
• S Super vivid (0 51)
• T Pop (0 51)
• U Photo illustration (0 52, 56)
• g Color sketch (0 52, 57)
• ' Toy camera effect (0 52, 58)
• ( Miniature effect (0 53, 59)
• 3 Selective color (0 53, 61)
• 1 Silhouette (0 54)
• 2 High key (0 54)
• 3 Low key (0 54)
• ) HDR painting (0 55)
• I Easy panorama (0 55, 63)
Scene Modes
The camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the scene selected
with the mode dial. Match your selection to the scene being
photographed.
• k Portrait (0 47)
• m Sports (0 48)
• l Landscape (0 47)
• n Close up (0 48)
• p Child (0 48)
• o Night portrait (0 49)
Introduction
5
The Viewfinder
1 Focus points...................... 20, 27, 80
2 Focus indicator........................27, 84
9 “k” (appears when memory
remains for over 1000 exposures)
..........................................................19
3 Autoexposure (AE) lock indicator
....................................................... 116 10 Flash-ready indicator....................31
4 Shutter speed .............................. 101 11 Flexible program indicator....... 103
5 Aperture (f-number).................. 101 12 Exposure indicator ..................... 109
Exposure compensation display
6 Special effects mode indicator...50
....................................................... 118
7 Low battery warning ....................21
Electronic rangefinder .............. 248
8 Number of exposures remaining
13 Flash compensation indicator
..........................................................19
....................................................... 120
Number of shots remaining before
14 Exposure compensation indicator
memory buffer fills ......................69
....................................................... 118
White balance recording indicator
15
Auto
ISO sensitivity indicator
....................................................... 129
....................................................... 227
Exposure compensation value
....................................................... 118 16 Warning indicator ...................... 336
Flash compensation value........ 120
ISO sensitivity ........................95, 226
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
6
Introduction
The Information Display
Viewing settings: To view the information
display, press the R button.
R button
1 Shooting mode
i auto/
j auto (flash off).................... 25
Scene modes............................ 47
Special effects mode.............. 50
P, S, A, and M modes .............100
2 Eye-Fi connection indicator .....261
3 Satellite signal indicator............260
4 Print date indicator .................... 254
5 Flash control indicator............... 229
Flash compensation indicator for
optional flash units ................... 304
6 Active D-Lighting ....................... 122
7 Picture Control ............................ 135
8 Release mode ................................ 67
9 “Beep” indicator.......................... 247
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7
10 Aperture (f-number).................. 101 16 Number of exposures remaining
Aperture display ......................... 101
..........................................................19
White balance recording indicator
11 Shutter speed .............................. 101
....................................................... 129
Shutter-speed display ............... 101
12 Autoexposure (AE) lock indicator 17 “k” (appears when memory
remains for over 1000 exposures)
....................................................... 116
..........................................................19
13 Auto-area AF indicator .................78
18
Exposure
indicator ..................... 109
3D-tracking indicator ...................78
Exposure compensation indicator
Focus point......................................80
....................................................... 118
14 Battery indicator ............................21
19 Help icon ...................................... 336
15 ISO sensitivity .................................95
ISO sensitivity display..........95, 228
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator
....................................................... 227
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
A Turning the Monitor Off
To clear shooting information from the monitor, press the R button or
press the shutter-release button halfway. The monitor will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds (for
information on choosing how long the monitor stays on, see Auto off
timers on page 245).
8
Introduction
Changing settings: To change the settings at
the bottom of the display, press the P
button, then highlight items using the
multi selector and press J to view
options for the highlighted item.
P button
1 White balance..............................124
6 Exposure compensation ........... 118
2 Image size....................................... 87
7 Flash compensation................... 120
3 Image quality................................. 85
8 Metering ....................................... 114
4 Flash mode...............................90, 92
9 AF-area mode....................... 78, 145
5 ISO sensitivity ................................ 95 10 Focus mode........................... 74, 144
Introduction
9
Camera Menus: An Overview
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. To view the menus, press the
G button.
G button
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
• D: Playback (0 219)
• N: Retouch (0 263)
• C: Shooting (0 222)
• m: Recent settings (0 288)
• B: Setup (0 231)
Current settings are shown by
icons.
Menu options
Options in current menu.
Help icon (0 11)
10 Introduction
❚❚ Using Camera Menus
The multi selector and J button are used to navigate the
camera menus.
Move cursor up
J button: select
highlighted item
Cancel and return to
previous menu
Select highlighted item or
display sub-menu
Move cursor down
Follow the steps below to navigate the menus.
1 Display the menus.
Press the G button to display the
menus.
G button
A The d (Help) Icon
If a d icon is displayed at the bottom left corner of the monitor, help
can be displayed by pressing the W (Q) button. A description of the
currently selected option or menu will be displayed while the button is
pressed. Press 1 or 3 to scroll through the display.
W (Q) button
Introduction 11
2 Highlight the icon for the
current menu.
Press 4 to highlight the
icon for the current menu.
3 Select a menu.
Press 1 or 3 to select the desired menu.
4 Position the cursor in the
selected menu.
Press 2 to position the
cursor in the selected
menu.
5 Highlight a menu item.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a
menu item.
12 Introduction
6 Display options.
Press 2 to display options
for the selected menu item.
7 Highlight an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
an option.
8 Select the highlighted item.
Press J to select the highlighted
item. To exit without making a
selection, press the G button.
Note the following:
• Menu items that are displayed in gray are not currently
available.
• While pressing 2 generally has the same effect as pressing J,
there are some cases in which selection can only be made by
pressing J.
• To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway (0 28).
Introduction 13
First Steps
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing
batteries or memory cards.
1 Attach the strap.
Attach the strap as shown. Repeat for the second eyelet.
2 Charge the battery.
If a plug adapter is supplied, raise the wall plug and connect
the plug adapter as shown below at left, making sure the
plug is fully inserted. Insert the battery and plug the charger
in. An exhausted battery will fully charge in about an hour
and 50 minutes.
Battery charging
Charging complete
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3 Insert the battery and memory card.
Insert the battery in the orientation shown, using the battery
to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side. The
latch locks the battery in place when the battery is fully
inserted.
Battery latch
Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.
Introduction 15
4 Attach a lens.
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when
the lens or body cap is removed.
Remove the camera
body cap
Remove the rear
lens cap
Mounting mark (camera)
Align the mounting
marks
Mounting mark (lens)
Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place.
Be sure to remove the lens cap before
taking pictures.
16 Introduction
5 Turn the camera on.
A language-selection
dialog will be displayed.
A The Power Switch
Rotate the power switch as shown to turn the camera on.
Rotate the power switch as shown to turn the camera off.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Before using the camera, unlock and extend the zoom ring. Keeping
the retractable lens barrel button pressed (q), rotate the zoom ring as
shown (w).
Retractable lens barrel button
Pictures can not be taken when the lens is
retracted; if an error message is displayed as
a result of the camera having been turned
on with the lens retracted, rotate the zoom
ring until the message is no longer
displayed.
Introduction 17
6 Choose a language and
set the camera clock.
Use the multi selector and
J button to select a
language and set the
camera clock.
Move cursor up
J button: select
highlighted item
Select highlighted
item or display submenu
Move cursor down
q
w
Select language
r
Select daylight
saving time option
18 Introduction
e
Select time zone
t
Set time and date
(note that the
camera uses a 24hour clock)
Select date format
7 Check the battery level and number of exposures
remaining.
Press the R button and check the
battery level and number of
exposures remaining. In the case of
exposures remaining, values over
1000 are shown in thousands,
indicated by the letter “k”.
R button
Battery level (0 21)
Number of exposures
remaining
Introduction 19
8 Focus the viewfinder.
After removing the lens
cap, rotate the diopter
adjustment control until
the focus points are in
sharp focus. When
operating the control with
your eye to the viewfinder, be careful not to put your fingers
or fingernails in your eye.
Focus points
Viewfinder not in focus
Viewfinder in focus
D During Charging
Do not move the charger or touch the battery during charging. Failure
to observe this precaution could in very rare instances result in the
charger showing that charging is complete when the battery is only
partially charged. Remove and reinsert the battery to begin charging
again.
20 Introduction
D Charging the Battery
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages x–xiii and 321–325
of this manual. Charge the battery indoors at ambient temperatures of
5 °C–35 °C (41 °F–95 °F). Do not use the battery at ambient
temperatures below 0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F; failure to observe
this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.
Capacity may be reduced and charging times may increase at battery
temperatures from 0 °C/32 °F to 15 °C/59 °F and from 45 °C/113 °F to
60 °C/140 °F. The battery will not charge if its temperature is below 0 °C
(32 °F) or above 60 °C (140 °F). If the CHARGE lamp flashes quickly (about
eight times a second) during charging, confirm that the temperature is
in the correct range and then unplug the charger and remove and
reinsert the battery. If the problem persists, cease use immediately
and take battery and charger to your retailer or a Nikon-authorized
service representative.
Use the charger with compatible batteries only. Unplug when not in
use.
A Battery Level
Battery level is shown in the information
display (if the battery is low, a warning will
also be displayed in the viewfinder). If the
information display does not appear when
the R button is pressed, the battery is
exhausted and needs to be recharged.
Information
display
L
K
Viewfinder
Description
—
—
Battery fully charged.
Battery partially discharged.
Low battery. Ready fully-charged spare
battery or prepare to charge battery.
H
d
H
(flashes)
d
(flashes)
Battery exhausted. Charge battery.
Introduction 21
A Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, turn the camera off
and open the battery-chamber cover. Press
the battery latch in the direction shown by
the arrow to release the battery and then
remove the battery by hand.
A Formatting Memory Cards
If this is the first time the memory card will
be used in the camera or if the card has been
formatted in another device, select Format
memory card in the setup menu and follow
the on-screen instructions to format the card
(0 234). Note that this permanently deletes
any data the card may contain. Be sure to
copy any photographs and other data you wish to keep to a computer
before proceeding.
D Memory Cards
• Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when
removing memory cards from the camera.
• Turn the power off before inserting or removing memory cards. Do
not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off, or
remove or disconnect the power source during formatting or while
data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer. Failure to
observe these precautions could result in loss of data or in damage to
the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
• Do not format memory cards in a computer.
22 Introduction
A Removing Memory Cards
After confirming that the memory card
access lamp is off, turn the camera off, open
the memory card slot cover, and press the
card in to eject it (q). The card can then be
removed by hand (w).
A The Write Protect Switch
B
16G
SD memory cards are equipped
with a write protect switch to
prevent accidental loss of data.
When this switch is in the “lock”
Write-protect switch
position, the memory card can not
be formatted and photos can not
be deleted or recorded (a beep will sound if you attempt to release the
shutter). To unlock the memory card, slide the switch to the “write”
position.
A A-M, M/A-M, A/M-M, and Vibration Reduction (VR) Switches
When using autofocus with a lens equipped
with an A-M mode switch, slide the switch to
A (if the lens has an M/A-M or A/M-M switch,
select M/A or A/M). For information on other
lenses that can be used with this camera, see
page 289.
If the lens has a vibration reduction (VR)
switch, select ON to reduce the effects of
vibration (0 355).
Introduction 23
A Detaching the Lens
Be sure the camera is off when removing or
exchanging lenses. To remove the lens,
press and hold the lens release button (q)
while turning the lens clockwise (w). After
removing the lens, replace the lens caps and
camera body cap.
A Retracting Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
To retract the lens when the camera is not in
use, hold the retractable lens barrel button
(q) and rotate the zoom ring to the “L” (lock)
position as shown (w). Retract the lens
before removing it from the camera, and be
careful not to press the retractable lens
barrel button when attaching or removing
the lens.
A The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household
clocks. Check the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces
and reset as necessary.
A The Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power
source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is
installed. Three days of charging will power the clock for about a
month. If a message warning that the clock is not set is displayed
when the camera is turned on, the clock battery is exhausted and the
clock has been reset. Set the clock to the correct time and date.
24 Introduction
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
This section describes how to shoot
photographs and movies in i and j modes,
automatic “point-and-shoot” modes in which
the majority of settings are controlled by the
camera in response to shooting conditions.
Before proceeding, turn the
Mode dial
camera on and rotate the
mode dial to i or j (the only
difference between the two is
that the flash will not fire in j
mode).
Viewfinder photography
Taking photographs
0 26
Viewing photographs
0 29
Deleting photographs
0 30
Taking photographs
0 32
Viewing photographs
0 35
Deleting photographs
0 36
Shooting movies
0 37
Viewing movies
0 39
Deleting movies
0 40
Live view
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 25
Framing Photos in the Viewfinder
1 Ready the camera.
When framing photographs in the viewfinder, hold the
handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera body or
lens with your left.
When framing photographs in
portrait (tall) orientation, hold the
camera as shown at right.
A Using a Zoom Lens
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject
so that it fills a larger area of the frame, or
zoom out to increase the area visible in the
final photograph (select longer focal lengths
on the lens focal length scale to zoom in,
shorter focal lengths to zoom out). If the lens
is equipped with a retractable lens barrel
button (0 17), press and hold the button
while rotating the zoom ring until the lens is
released and the message shown at right is
no longer displayed, and then adjust zoom
using the zoom ring.
26 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ring
2 Frame the photograph.
Frame a photograph in the viewfinder
with the main subject in at least one
of the 11 focus points.
Focus point
3 Press the shutter-release
button halfway.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus (if
the subject is poorly lit, the
flash may pop up and the
In-focus
Buffer
AF-assist illuminator may
indicator
capacity
light). When the focus
operation is complete, a
beep will sound (a beep may not sound if the subject is
moving) and the in-focus indicator (I) will appear in the
viewfinder.
In-focus indicator
Description
I
Subject in focus.
I
Camera unable to focus using autofocus. See
(flashes)
page 76.
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 27
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutterrelease button the rest of
the way down to take the
photograph. The memory
card access lamp will light
and the photograph will be
displayed in the monitor for
a few seconds. Do not eject
the memory card or remove
or disconnect the power
source until the lamp has
gone out and recording is
complete.
Memory card access lamp
A The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take
the photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way
down.
Focus: press halfway
Shoot: press all the
way down
Pressing the shutter-release button halfway also ends playback and
readies the camera for immediate use.
28 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Viewing Photographs
Pressing K displays a picture in the monitor.
K button
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures.
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 29
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
Display the photograph you wish to
delete.
K button
Press O; a confirmation dialog will be
displayed.
O button
Press the O button again to delete the
picture.
30 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
A The Standby Timer
The viewfinder and information display will turn off if no
operations are performed for about eight seconds,
reducing the drain on the battery. Press the shutterrelease button halfway to reactivate the display. The
length of time before the standby timer expires
automatically can be selected using the Auto off timers option in the
setup menu (0 245).
Exposure meters off
Exposure meters on
A The Built-in Flash
If additional lighting is required for correct
exposure in i mode, the built-in flash will
pop up automatically when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway (0 89). If
the flash is raised, photographs can only be
taken when the flash-ready indicator (M) is
displayed. If the flash-ready indicator is not
displayed, the flash is charging; remove your
finger briefly from the shutter-release
button and try again.
When the flash is not in use, return it to its
closed position by pressing it gently
downward till the latch clicks into place.
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 31
Framing Photos in the Monitor
1 Press the a button.
The view through the lens will be
displayed in the camera monitor (live
view).
a button
2 Ready the camera.
Hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera
body or lens with your left.
When framing photographs in
portrait (tall) orientation, hold the
camera as shown at right.
32 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
3 Focus.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway. The focus
point will flash green while
the camera focuses. If the
camera is able to focus, the
Focus point
focus point will be
displayed in green; if the
camera is unable to focus, the focus point will flash red.
4 Take the picture.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down. The monitor turns
off and the memory card
access lamp lights during
recording. Do not eject the
memory card or remove or
disconnect the power source
until the lamp has gone out
and recording is complete.
When recording is
complete, the photograph
will be displayed in the
monitor for a few seconds.
Press the a button to exit live view.
Memory card access lamp
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 33
A Automatic Scene Selection (Scene Auto Selector)
If live view is selected in i or j mode, the
camera will automatically analyze the
subject and select the appropriate shooting
mode when autofocus is enabled. The
selected mode is shown in the monitor.
c Portrait
d Landscape
e Close up
f Night portrait
Z Auto
b Auto (flash off)
Human portrait subjects
Landscapes and cityscapes
Subjects close to the camera
Portrait subjects framed against a dark
background
Subjects suited to i or j mode or that do not
fall into the categories listed above
A Live View
For more information on taking photographs in live view, see page
142.
34 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Viewing Photographs
Pressing K displays a picture in the monitor.
K button
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures.
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 35
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
Display the photograph you wish to
delete.
K button
Press O; a confirmation dialog will be displayed.
O button
Press the O button again to delete the
picture.
36 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Recording Movies
Movies can be recorded in live view mode.
1 Press the a button.
The view through the lens is displayed
in the monitor.
a button
2 Ready the camera.
Hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera
body or lens with your left.
3 Focus.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus.
Focus point
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 37
4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to start
recording. A recording indicator and
the time available are displayed in the
monitor.
Movie-record button
Recording indicator
Time remaining
5 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again
to end recording. Press the a button
to exit live view.
A Recording Movies
See page 155 for more information on recording movies.
38 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Viewing Movies
Press K to start playback and then scroll through pictures until
a movie (indicated by a 1 icon) is displayed. Press J to start
playback and press 1 or K to end playback. For more
information, see page 162.
K button
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j) 39
Deleting Unwanted Movies
Display the movie you wish to delete
(movies are indicated by 1 icons).
K button
Press O; a confirmation dialog will be displayed.
O button
Press the O button again to delete the
movie.
40 “Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
Guide Mode
The Guide
Guide mode gives access to a variety of
frequently-used and useful functions. The top
level of the guide is displayed when the mode
dial is rotated to g.
Battery indicator (0 21)
Number of exposures remaining (0 19)
Shooting mode: A guide mode indicator
appears on the shooting mode icon.
Choose from the following items:
Shoot
Take pictures.
Retouch
Retouch pictures.
View/delete
View and/or delete pictures.
Set up
Change camera settings.
Guide Mode 41
Guide Mode Menus
To access these menus, highlight Shoot, View/delete, Retouch,
or Set up and press J.
❚❚ Shoot
Easy operation
4 Auto
5 No flash
9 Distant subjects
! Close-ups
8 Sleeping faces
9 Moving subjects
7 Landscapes
6 Portraits
" Night portrait
Photograph night
5
landscapes
Advanced operation
Soften backgrounds
#
Adjust aperture.
Bring more into focus
Freeze motion (people)
Select a shutter
$ Freeze motion (vehicles)
speed.
Show water flowing
Adjust white balance
Capture reds in sunsets * to vividly capture the
colors in sunsets.
Take bright photos *
Adjust exposure
compensation to take
H Take dark (low key)
bright (high key) or
photos *
dark (low key) photos.
Adjust auto ISO
sensitivity control for
Reduce blur
poorly lit subjects or
telephoto lenses.
* Affects other Advanced operation items. To restore default settings,
turn the camera off and then on again.
42 Guide Mode
“Start Shooting”
Highlight an option and press J.
• Use the viewfinder
• Use live view
• Shoot movies
“More Settings”
If More settings is displayed, you can
highlight this option and press 2 to
access the following settings (the settings
available vary with the shooting option
selected):
• Flash settings > Flash mode
• Flash settings > Flash compensation
• Release mode
• ISO sensitivity settings > ISO sensitivity
• ISO sensitivity settings >
Auto ISO sensitivity control
• Set Picture Control
• Exposure compensation
• White balance
❚❚ View/Delete
View single photos
View multiple photos
Choose a date
View a slide show
Delete photos
A Guide Mode
Guide mode is reset to Easy operation > Auto when the mode dial is
rotated to another setting or the camera is turned off.
Guide Mode 43
❚❚ Retouch
Trim
Filter effects (cross screen)
Filter effects (soft)
Photo illustration
Miniature effect
Selective color
❚❚ Set Up
Image quality
Image size
Auto off timers
Print date
Display and sound settings
Monitor brightness
Info background color
Auto info display
Beep
Movie settings
Frame size/frame rate
Movie quality
Microphone
Wind noise reduction
Flicker reduction
Playback folder
Playback display options
DPOF print order
Clock and language
Time zone and date
Language
Format memory card
Output settings
HDMI
Video mode
Wireless mobile adapter
Eye-Fi upload *
Slot empty release lock
* Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted
(0 261).
Changes to Image quality, Image size, Auto off timers, Print
date, Playback folder, Playback display options, all Display
and sound settings options, and all Movie settings options
except Flicker reduction apply in guide mode only and are not
reflected in other shooting modes.
44 Guide Mode
Using the Guide
The following operations can be performed while the guide is
displayed:
To
Use
Return to top
level of guide
Description
Press G to turn the monitor on or return
to the top level of the guide.
Turn monitor
on
G button
Highlight a
menu
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to highlight a menu.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight options in the
menus.
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to highlight options in
displays like that shown below.
Highlight
options
Select
highlighted
menu or option
Press J to select the highlighted menu or
option.
Guide Mode 45
To
Use
Description
Press 4 to return to the previous display.
To cancel and return to the previous display
from displays like that shown below,
highlight & and press J.
Return to
previous
display
If a d icon is displayed at the bottom left
corner of the monitor, help can be
displayed by pressing the W (Q) button. A
description of the currently selected option
will be displayed while the button is
pressed. Press 1 or 3 to scroll through the
display.
View help
W (Q) button
d (help) icon
46 Guide Mode
Matching Settings to the Subject or
Situation (Scene Mode)
The camera offers a choice of “scene” modes. Choosing a scene
mode automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected
scene, making creative photography as simple as selecting a
mode, framing a picture, and shooting as described on page 25.
The following scenes can be
selected with the mode dial:
Mode dial
k Portrait
Use for portraits with soft, naturallooking skin tones. If the subject is
far from the background or a
telephoto lens is used, background
details will be softened to lend the
composition a sense of depth.
l Landscape
Use for vivid landscape shots in
daylight.
A Note
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode) 47
p Child
Use for snapshots of children.
Clothing and background details are
vividly rendered, while skin tones
remain soft and natural.
m Sports
Fast shutter speeds freeze motion
for dynamic sports shots in which
the main subject stands out clearly.
A Note
The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
n Close up
Use for close-up shots of flowers,
insects, and other small objects (a
macro lens can be used to focus at
very close ranges).
48 Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation (Scene Mode)
o Night Portrait
Use for a natural balance between
the main subject and the
background in portraits taken under
low light.
A Preventing Blur
Use a tripod to prevent blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter
speeds.
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Special Effects
Special effects can be used when recording images.
%
S
T
U
g
'
(
Night Vision
Super Vivid
Pop
Photo Illustration
Color Sketch
Toy Camera Effect
Miniature Effect
3
1
2
3
)
I
Selective Color
Silhouette
High Key
Low Key
HDR Painting
Easy Panorama
The following effects can be selected by rotating the mode dial
to q and rotating the command dial until the desired option
appears in the monitor.
Mode dial
Command dial
Monitor
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% Night Vision
Use under conditions of darkness to
record monochrome images at high
ISO sensitivities.
A Note
Pictures may be affected by noise in the form of randomly-spaced bright
pixels, fog, or lines. Autofocus is available in live view only; manual focus
can be used if the camera is unable to focus. The built-in flash and AFassist illuminator turn off.
S Super Vivid
Overall saturation and contrast are
increased for a more vibrant image.
T Pop
Overall saturation is increased for a
more lively image.
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U Photo Illustration
Sharpen outlines and simplify
coloring for a poster effect that can
be adjusted in live view (0 56).
A Note
The flash turns off automatically; to use the flash, choose a flash mode
(0 90) of No (auto) or Njo (auto + red-eye reduction). Movies
shot in this mode play back like a slide show made up of a series of stills.
g Color Sketch
The camera detects and colors
outlines for a color sketch effect. The
effect can be adjusted in live view
(0 57).
A Note
Movies shot in this mode play back like a slide show made up of a series
of stills.
' Toy Camera Effect
Create photos and movies that
appear to have been shot with a toy
camera. The effect can be adjusted
in live view (0 58).
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( Miniature Effect
Create photos that appear to be
pictures of dioramas. Works best
when shooting from a high vantage
point. Miniature effect movies play
back at high speed, compressing
about 45 minutes of footage shot at
1920 × 1080/30p into a movie that
plays back in about three minutes.
The effect can be adjusted in live
view (0 59).
A Note
Sound is not recorded with movies. The built-in flash and AF-assist
illuminator turn off.
3 Selective Color
All colors other than the selected
colors are recorded in black and
white. The effect can be adjusted in
live view (0 61).
A Note
The built-in flash turns off.
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1 Silhouette
Silhouette subjects against bright
backgrounds.
A Note
The built-in flash turns off.
2 High Key
Use with bright scenes to create
bright images that seem filled with
light.
A Note
The built-in flash turns off.
3 Low Key
Use with dark scenes to create dark,
low-key images with prominent
highlights.
A Note
The built-in flash turns off.
A Preventing Blur
Use a tripod to prevent blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter
speeds.
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) HDR Painting
Each time a photo is taken, the
camera shoots two frames at
different exposures and combines
them for a painterly effect that
emphasizes detail and color.
A Note
The effect can not be previewed in live view. Note that the desired
results may not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during
shooting. During recording, a message is displayed and no further
photos can be taken. The built-in flash turns off, continuous shooting is
disabled, and movies are recorded in j mode.
I Easy Panorama
Shoot panoramas as described on
page 63. Start live view before
beginning recording; panoramas
can not be shot during viewfinder
photography.
A Note
The built-in flash turns off and movies can not be recorded.
A NEF (RAW)
NEF (RAW) recording is not available in %, S, T, U, g, ', (, 3, ), and
I modes. Pictures taken when an NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine
option is selected in these modes will be recorded as JPEG images.
JPEG images created at these settings will be recorded as fine-quality
images.
A U, g, and ( Modes
Autofocus is not available during movie recording. The live view
refresh rate will drop, together with the frame rate for continuous
release mode; using autofocus during live view photography will
disrupt the preview.
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Options Available in Live View
❚❚ U Photo Illustration
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Adjust outline thickness.
Press J to display the
options shown at right.
Press 2 or 4 to make
outlines thicker or thinner.
3 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button. The selected settings will continue in
effect and will apply to photographs taken using the
viewfinder.
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❚❚ g Color Sketch
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Adjust options.
Press J to display the
options shown at right.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
Vividness or Outlines and
press 4 or 2 to change.
Vividness can be increased
to make colors more
saturated, or decreased for
a washed-out,
monochromatic effect, while outlines can be made thicker or
thinner. Increasing the thickness of the lines also makes
colors more saturated.
3 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button. The selected settings will continue in
effect and will apply to photographs taken using the
viewfinder.
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❚❚ ' Toy Camera Effect
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Adjust options.
Press J to display the
options shown at right.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
Vividness or Vignetting
and press 4 or 2 to change.
Adjust vividness to make
colors more or less
saturated, vignetting to
control the amount of
vignetting.
3 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button. The selected settings will continue in
effect and will apply to photographs taken using the
viewfinder.
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❚❚ ( Miniature Effect
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Position the focus point.
Use the multi selector to
position the focus point in
the area that will be in focus
and then press the shutterrelease button halfway to
focus. To temporarily clear
miniature effect options from the display and enlarge the
view in the monitor for precise focus, press X. Press W (Q) to
restore the miniature effect display.
3 Display options.
Press J to display
miniature effect options.
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4 Adjust options.
Press 4 or 2 to choose the
orientation of the area that
will be in focus and press 1
or 3 to adjust its width.
5 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button. The selected settings will continue in
effect and will apply to photographs taken using the
viewfinder.
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❚❚ 3 Selective Color
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Display options.
Press J to display selective
color options.
3 Select a color.
Selected color
Frame an object in the
white square in the center
of the display and press 1
to choose the color of the
object as one that will
remain in the final image
(the camera may have
difficulty detecting unsaturated colors; choose a saturated
color). To zoom in on the center of the display for more
precise color selection, press X. Press W (Q) to zoom out.
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4 Choose the color range.
Color range
Press 1 or 3 to increase or
decrease the range of
similar hues that will be
included in the final image.
Choose from values
between 1 and 7; note that
higher values may include
hues from other colors.
5 Select additional colors.
To select additional colors,
rotate the command dial to
highlight another of the
three color boxes at the top
of the display and repeat
Steps 3 and 4 to select
another color. Repeat for a third color if desired. To deselect
the highlighted color, press O (To remove all colors, press and
hold O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes).
6 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. During shooting,
only objects of the selected hues will be recorded in color; all
others will be recorded in black-and-white. To exit live view,
press the a button. The selected settings will continue in
effect and will apply to photographs taken using the
viewfinder.
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I Easy Panorama
Follow the steps below to shoot panoramas.
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. A framing grid
and the view through the lens will be
displayed in the monitor.
a button
2 Focus.
Frame the start of the
panorama and press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
3 Start shooting.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down and then lift your
finger from the button. The
display will briefly go dark
and then turn on with 4, 6,
7, and 5 icons indicating the
possible pan directions; focus and exposure will lock.
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4 Pan the camera.
Progress indicator
Slowly pan the camera up, down, left,
or right as shown below. Shooting will
start when the camera detects the
pan direction and a progress indicator
will appear in the display. Shooting
ends automatically when the end of
the panorama is reached.
An example of how to pan the camera is shown below.
Without changing your position, pan the camera in a steady
curve either horizontally or vertically. Time the pan according
to the option selected for Image size in the shooting menu:
about 15 seconds are needed to complete the pan when
Normal panorama is selected, about 30 seconds when Wide
panorama is selected.
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A Panoramas
Panorama size can be selected using the Image size item in the
shooting menu; choose from Normal panorama and Wide panorama
(0 88). An error message will be displayed if the camera is panned too
quickly or unsteadily. Note that because panoramas are composed of
multiple images, the joins between images may be visible and the
desired results may not be achieved with moving subjects or with
neon lights or other subjects that exhibit rapid changes in color or
brightness, subjects that are too close to the camera, poorly-lit
subjects, and subjects such as the sky or sea that are a solid color or
contain simple repeating patterns.
Exposure compensation (0 118) can be used to adjust exposure by up
to ±3 EV in steps of 1/3 EV. Adjust exposure compensation after starting
live view in Step 1.
The completed panorama will be slightly smaller than the area visible
in the display during shooting. No panorama will be recorded if
shooting ends before the halfway point; if shooting ends after the
halfway point but before the panorama is complete, the unrecorded
portion will be shown in gray. Dates can not be imprinted on
panoramas (0 254).
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❚❚ Viewing Panoramas
To view a panorama, display it in full-frame playback (0 170)
and press J. The start of the panorama will be displayed with
the smallest dimension filling the display and the camera will
then scroll through the picture in the original pan direction. Your
current position is indicated by the navigation window.
Navigation window Guide
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Pause playback.
Pause
Play
Resume playback when the panorama
is paused or during rewind/advance.
Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. If
playback is paused, the panorama
rewinds or advances a segment at a
time; keep the button pressed for
continuous rewind or advance.
J
Advance/rewind
Return to full-frame
playback
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/K
Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame
playback.
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Choosing a Release Mode
To choose how the shutter is released
(release mode), press the I (E/#)
button, then highlight the desired option
and press J.
I (E/#) button
Mode
8
I
J
E
"
#
Description
Single frame: Camera takes one photograph each time shutterrelease button is pressed.
Continuous: The camera takes photographs while the shutterrelease button is pressed (0 68).
Quiet shutter release: As for single-frame, except that camera noise
is reduced (0 70).
Self-timer: Take pictures with the self-timer (0 71).
Delayed remote (ML-L3): Shutter is released 2 s after shutter-release
button on optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed (0 97).
Quick-response remote (ML-L3): Shutter is released when shutterrelease button on optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed
(0 97).
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Continuous Shooting (Burst Mode)
In I (Continuous) mode, the camera takes photographs
continuously while the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way down.
1 Press the I (E/#) button.
I (E/#) button
2 Choose I (Continuous).
Highlight I (Continuous)
and press J.
3 Focus.
Frame the shot and focus.
4 Take photographs.
The camera will take photographs
while the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
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A The Memory Buffer
The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage,
allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to
the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession.
Depending on the battery level and the number of images in the
buffer, recording may take from a few seconds to a few minutes. If the
battery is exhausted while images remain in the buffer, the shutter
release will be disabled and the images transferred to the memory
card.
A Frame Rate
For information on the number of photographs that can be taken in
continuous release mode, see page 344. Frame rates may drop when
the memory buffer is full or the battery is low.
A The Built-in Flash
Continuous release mode can not be used with the built-in flash; rotate
the mode dial to j (0 25) or turn the flash off (0 89).
A Buffer Size
The approximate number of images that
can be stored in the memory buffer at
current settings is shown in the viewfinder exposure-count display
while the shutter-release button is pressed.
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Quiet Shutter Release
Choose this mode to keep camera noise to a minimum. A beep
does not sound when the camera focuses.
1 Press the I (E/#) button.
I (E/#) button
2 Select J (Quiet shutter
release).
Highlight J (Quiet shutter
release) and press J.
3 Press the shutter-release button all
the way down.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to shoot.
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Self-Timer Mode
The self-timer can be used for self-portraits or group shots that
include the photographer. Before proceeding, mount the
camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level surface.
1 Press the I (E/#) button.
I (E/#) button
2 Select E (Self-timer)
mode.
Highlight E (Self-timer)
and press J.
3 Frame the photograph.
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4 Take the photograph.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus,
and then press the button
the rest of the way down.
The self-timer lamp will
start to flash and a beep will
begin to sound. Two seconds before the photo is taken, the
lamp will stop flashing and the beeping will become more
rapid. The shutter will be released ten seconds after the timer
starts.
Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released. To stop the timer
without taking a photograph, turn the camera off.
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A Cover the Viewfinder
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the
photograph or interfering with exposure, we recommend that you
cover the viewfinder with your hand or other objects such as an
optional eyepiece cap (0 307) when taking pictures without your eye
to the viewfinder. To attach the cap, remove the rubber eyecup (q)
and insert the cap as shown (w).
Rubber eyecup
Eyepiece cap
A Using the Built-in Flash
Before taking a photograph with the flash in modes that require the
flash to be raised manually, press the M (Y) button to raise the flash
and wait for the M indicator to be displayed in the viewfinder (0 31).
Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised after the self-timer has
started.
A The Setup Menu Self-Timer Option
For information on choosing the duration of the self-timer and the
number of shots taken, see the Self-timer option in the setup menu
(0 246).
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Focus (Viewfinder Photography)
This section describes the focus options available when
photographs are framed in the viewfinder. Focus can be
adjusted automatically or manually (see “Choosing How the
Camera Focuses: Focus Mode,” below). The user can also select
the focus point for automatic or manual focus (0 80) or use
focus lock to focus to recompose photographs after focusing
(0 81).
Choosing How the Camera Focuses: Focus Mode
Choose from the following focus modes. Note that AF-S and AF-C
are available only in modes P, S, A, and M.
Option
Description
Camera automatically selects single-servo
autofocus if subject is stationary, continuousAF-A Auto-servo AF
servo autofocus if subject is moving. Shutter
can only be released if camera is able to focus.
For stationary subjects. Focus locks when
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
AF-S Single-servo AF
Shutter can only be released if camera is able
to focus.
For moving subjects. Camera focuses
Continuouscontinuously while shutter-release button is
AF-C
servo AF
pressed halfway. Shutter can only be released
if camera is able to focus.
MF Manual focus
Focus manually (0 83).
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1 Display focus mode
options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current focus
mode in the information
display and press J.
P button
2 Choose a focus mode.
Highlight a focus mode and
press J.
A Predictive Focus Tracking
In AF-C mode or when continuous-servo autofocus is selected in AF-A
mode, the camera will initiate predictive focus tracking if the subject
moves toward the camera while the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. This allows the camera to track focus while attempting to
predict where the subject will be when the shutter is released.
D Continuous-Servo Autofocus
In AF-C mode or when continuous-servo autofocus is selected in AF-A
mode, the camera gives higher priority to focus response (has a wider
focus range) than in AF-S mode, and the shutter may be released before
the in-focus indicator is displayed.
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A Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus
under these conditions, or the in-focus indicator (I) may be displayed
and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released
even when the subject is not in focus. In these cases, focus manually
(0 83) or use focus lock (0 81) to focus on another subject at the same
distance and then recompose the photograph.
There is little or no contrast between
the subject and the background.
Example: Subject
is the same
color as the
background.
The focus point contains areas of
sharply contrasting brightness.
Example: Subject
is half in the
shade.
The focus point contains objects at
different distances from the camera.
Example: Subject
is inside a cage.
Background objects appear larger
than the subject.
Example: A
building is in the
frame behind
the subject.
The subject is dominated by regular
geometric patterns.
Example: Blinds
or a row of
windows in a
skyscraper.
The subject contains many fine
details.
Example: A field
of flowers or
other subjects
that are small or
lack variation in
brightness.
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A The AF-Assist Illuminator
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist
illuminator will light automatically to assist
the autofocus operation when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway (some
restrictions apply; 0 331). Note that the
illuminator may become hot when used
multiple times in quick succession and will
turn off automatically to protect the lamp
after a period of continuous use. Normal
function will resume after a brief pause.
AF-assist illuminator
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Choosing How the Focus Point Is Selected:
AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus point for autofocus is selected. Note that
d (Dynamic-area AF) and f (3D-tracking (11 points)) AFarea modes are not available when AF-S is selected for focus
mode.
Option
Description
For stationary subjects. Focus point is selected
Single-point
c
manually; camera focuses on subject in selected
AF
focus point only.
For non-stationary subjects. In AF-A and AF-C focus
modes, user selects focus point using multi
Dynamic-area
d
selector (0 80), but camera will focus based on
AF
information from surrounding focus points if
subject briefly leaves selected point.
In AF-A and AF-C focus modes, user selects focus point
using multi selector (0 80). If subject moves
3D-tracking
after camera has focused, camera uses 3Df
(11 points)
tracking to select new focus point and keep
focus locked on original subject while shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
Camera automatically detects subject and
e Auto-area AF
selects focus point.
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1 Display AF-area mode
options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current AFarea mode in the
information display and
press J.
P button
2 Choose an AF-area mode.
Highlight an option and
press J.
A AF-Area Mode
AF-area mode selections made in shooting modes other than P, S, A, or
M are reset when another shooting mode is selected.
A 3D-Tracking (11 Points)
If subject leaves the viewfinder, remove your finger from the shutterrelease button and recompose the photograph with the subject in the
selected focus point. Note that when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the colors in the area surrounding the focus point are
stored in the camera. Consequently 3D-tracking may not produce the
desired results with subjects that are the same color as the
background.
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Focus Point Selection
In manual focus mode or when autofocus is combined with AFarea modes other than e (Auto-area AF), you can choose from
11 focus points, making it possible to compose photographs
with the main subject almost anywhere in the frame.
1 Choose an AF-area mode other than
e (Auto-area AF; 0 78).
2 Return to the shooting display.
Press P to return to the shooting
display.
P button
3 Select the focus point.
Use the multi selector to
select the focus point in the
viewfinder or information
display while the exposure
meters are on. Press J to
select the center focus
point.
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Focus point
Focus Lock
Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing
in AF-A, AF-S, and AF-C focus modes (0 74), making it possible to
focus on a subject that will not be in a focus point in the final
composition. If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus
(0 76), focus lock can also be used to recompose the
photograph after focusing on another object at the same
distance as your original subject. Focus lock is most effective
when an option other than e (Auto-area AF) is selected for AFarea mode (0 78).
1 Focus.
Position the subject in the
selected focus point and
press the shutter-release
button halfway to initiate
focus. Check that the infocus indicator (I) appears
in the viewfinder.
2 Lock focus.
AF-A and AF-C focus modes: With the
shutter-release button pressed
halfway (q), press the A (L) button
(w) to lock focus. Focus will remain
locked while the A (L) button is
pressed, even if you later remove your
finger from the shutter-release
button.
Shutter-release button
A (L) button
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AF-S focus mode: Focus will lock automatically when the in-focus
indicator appears, and remain locked until you remove your
finger from the shutter-release button. Focus can also be
locked by pressing the A (L) button (see above).
3 Recompose the
photograph and shoot.
Focus will remain locked
between shots if you keep
the shutter-release button
pressed halfway (AF-S) or
keep the A (L) button
pressed, allowing several photographs in succession to be
taken at the same focus setting.
Do not change the distance between the camera and the
subject while focus lock is in effect. If the subject moves,
focus again at the new distance.
A Autoexposure Lock
Pressing the A (L) button in Step 2 also locks exposure (0 116).
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Manual Focus
Manual focus can be used when autofocus is not available or
does not produce the desired results (0 76).
1 Set the lens focus-mode switch.
If the lens is equipped with an A-M, M/A-M, or A/M-M mode
switch, slide the switch to M.
A-M mode switch
M/A-M mode switch
2 Focus.
To focus manually, adjust the lens
focus ring until the image displayed
on the clear matte field in the
viewfinder is in focus. Photographs
can be taken at any time, even when
the image is not in focus.
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❚❚ The Electronic Rangefinder
If the lens has a maximum aperture of
f/5.6 or faster, the viewfinder focus
indicator can be used to confirm whether
the subject in the selected focus point is
in focus (the focus point can be selected
from any of the 11 focus points). After
positioning the subject in the selected
focus point, press the shutter-release button halfway and rotate
the lens focus ring until the in-focus indicator (I) is displayed.
Note that with the subjects listed on page 76, the in-focus
indicator may sometimes be displayed when the subject is not in
focus; confirm focus in the viewfinder before shooting.
A Selecting Manual Focus with the Camera
If the lens supports M/A (autofocus with
manual override) or A/M (autofocus with
manual override/AF priority), manual focus
can also be selected by setting the camera
focus mode to MF (manual focus; 0 74).
Focus can then be adjusted manually,
regardless of the mode selected with the
lens.
A Focal Plane Position
The position of the focal plane is indicated
by the focal plane mark on the camera body.
The distance between the lens mounting
flange and the focal plane is 46.5 mm
(1.83 in.).
46.5 mm
Focal plane mark
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Image Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space
each photograph occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher
quality images can be printed at larger sizes but also require
more memory, meaning that fewer such images can be stored
on the memory card (0 362).
Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio (image quality).
Option
File type
Description
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
NEF (RAW) +
NEF/JPEG
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
JPEG fine
Raw 12-bit data from the image sensor are saved
directly to the memory card. Settings such as
NEF (RAW)
NEF
white balance and contrast can be adjusted after
shooting.
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
JPEG fine
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
JPEG normal
JPEG
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
JPEG basic
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
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1 Display image quality
options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current image
quality in the information
display and press J.
P button
2 Choose a file type.
Highlight an option and
press J.
A NEF (RAW) Images
Note that the option selected for image size does not affect the size of
NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW)+JPEG images. Print date (0 254) is not
available at image quality settings of NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW)+JPEG.
NEF (RAW) images can be viewed on the camera or using software
such as Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 307) or ViewNX 2
(supplied). JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the
NEF (RAW) processing option in the retouch menu (0 275).
A NEF (RAW) + JPEG
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine are viewed on the
camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed. When photographs
taken at these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be
deleted.
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Image Size
Choose a size for JPEG images:
Image size
Size (pixels)
Print size (cm/in.) *
# Large
6000 × 4000
50.8 × 33.9/20 × 13.3
$ Medium
4496 × 3000
38.1 × 25.4/15.0 × 10
% Small
2992 × 2000
25.3 × 16.9/10 × 6.7
* Approximate size when printed at 300 dpi. Print size in inches equals
image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in dots per inch (dpi;
1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
1 Display image size options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current image
size in the information
display and press J.
P button
2 Choose an image size.
Highlight an option and
press J.
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A Easy Panorama
The following options are available in I mode (0 63).
Image size
Normal
panorama
Wide panorama
Size (pixels) *
Camera panned horizontally: 4800 × 1080
Camera panned vertically: 1632 × 4800
Camera panned horizontally: 9600 × 1080
Camera panned vertically: 1632 × 9600
Print size (cm/in.) †
40.6 × 9.1/16.0 × 3.6
13.8 × 40.6/5.4 × 16.0
81.3 × 9.1/32.0 × 3.6
13.8 × 81.3/5.4 × 32.0
* Figures for horizontal and vertical panorama are reversed if camera is
rotated 90 degrees.
† Approximate size when printed at 300 dpi. Print size in inches equals
image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in dots per inch (dpi;
1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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Using the Built-in Flash
The camera supports a variety of flash modes for photographing
poorly lit or backlit subjects.
Auto Pop-up Modes
In i, k, p, n, o, S, T, U, g, and ' modes, the built-in flash
automatically pops up and fires as required.
1 Choose a flash mode.
Keeping the M (Y) button pressed, rotate the command dial
until the desired flash mode appears in the information
display.
+
M (Y) button
Command dial
Information display
2 Take pictures.
The flash will pop up as
required when the shutterrelease button is pressed
halfway, and fire when a
photograph is taken. If the
flash does not pop up
automatically, DO NOT attempt to raise it by hand. Failure to
observe this precaution could damage the flash.
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available:
• No (auto): When lighting is poor or the subject is backlit,
the flash pops up automatically when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway and fires as required. Not available
in o mode.
• Njo (auto + red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The
flash pops up and fires as required, but before it fires the redeye reduction lamp lights to help reduce “red-eye.” Not
available in o mode.
• j (flash off): The flash does not fire.
• Njr (auto slow sync + red-eye): As for auto with red-eye
reduction, except that slow shutter speeds are used to
capture background lighting. Use for portraits taken at night
or under low light. Available in o mode.
• Nr (auto slow sync): Slow shutter speeds are used to
capture background lighting in shots taken at night or under
low light. Available in o mode.
A The Information Display
Flash mode can also be selected in the
information display.
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Manual Pop-up Modes
In P, S, A, M modes, the flash must be raised manually. The flash
will not fire if it is not raised.
1 Raise the flash.
Press the M (Y) button to raise the
flash.
M (Y) button
2 Choose a flash mode.
Keeping the M (Y) button pressed, rotate the command dial
until the desired flash mode appears in the information
display.
+
M (Y) button
Command dial
Information display
3 Take pictures.
The flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available:
• N (fill flash): The flash fires with every shot.
• Nj (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The flash fires with
every shot, but before it fires, the red-eye reduction lamp
lights to help reduce “red-eye.”
• Njp (slow sync + red-eye): As for “red-eye reduction”,
above, except that shutter speed slows automatically to
capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use
when you want to include background lighting in portraits.
Not available in modes S and M.
• Np (slow sync): As for “fill flash”, above, except that
shutter speed slows automatically to capture background
lighting at night or under low light. Use when you want to
capture both subject and background. Not available in
modes S and M.
• Nt (rear curtain + slow sync): As for “rear-curtain sync”,
below, except that shutter speed slows automatically to
capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use
when you want to capture both subject and background. Not
available in modes S and M.
• Nq (rear-curtain sync): The flash fires just before the
shutter closes, creating a stream of light behind moving light
sources as shown below at right. Not available in modes
P and A.
Front-curtain sync
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Rear-curtain sync
A Lowering the Built-in Flash
To save power when the flash is not in use,
press it gently downward until the latch
clicks into place.
A The Built-in Flash
For information on the lenses that can be used with the built-in flash,
see page 295. Remove lens hoods to prevent shadows. The flash has a
minimum range of 0.6 m (2 ft) and can not be used in the macro range
of zoom lenses with a macro function.
The shutter release may be briefly disabled to protect the flash after it
has been used for several consecutive shots. The flash can be used
again after a short pause.
A Shutter Speeds Available with the Built-in Flash
Shutter speed is restricted to the following ranges when the built-in
flash is used:
Mode
i, k, p, n, S,
T, U, g, ', P, A
o
Shutter speed
/
/
1 200–1 60 s
/
1 200–1 s
Mode
Shutter speed
S
1 200–30 s
M
1 200–30 s, Bulb, Time
/
/
/
Shutter speeds as slow as 1 30 s are available in mode k when vibration
reduction (0 355) is on. Shutter speeds as slow as 30 s are available
in modes P and A when slow sync, rear curtain + slow sync, or slow
sync + red-eye reduction is selected.
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A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture.
100
1.4
2
2.8
4
5.6
8
11
16
200
2
2.8
4
5.6
8
11
16
22
Aperture at ISO equivalent of
400 800 1600 3200 6400 12800
2.8 4 5.6
8
11
16
4 5.6 8
11
16
22
5.6 8
11
16
22
32
8 11 16
22
32
—
11 16 22
32 — —
16 22 32 — — —
22 32 — — — —
32 — — — — —
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Approximate range
m
ft
1.0–8.5
3 ft 3in.–27 ft 11 in.
0.7–6.0
2 ft 4in.–19 ft 8 in.
0.6–4.2
2 ft–13 ft 9 in.
0.6–3.0
2 ft–9 ft 10 in.
0.6–2.1
2 ft–6 ft 11 in.
0.6–1.5
2 ft–4 ft 11 in.
0.6–1.1
2 ft–3 ft 7 in.
0.6–0.7
2 ft–2 ft 4 in.
ISO Sensitivity
The camera’s sensitivity to light can be adjusted according to the
amount of light available. The higher the ISO sensitivity, the less
light needed to make an exposure, allowing higher shutter
speeds or smaller apertures. Noise (randomly-spaced bright
pixels, fog, or lines) is however more likely at a setting of Hi 1,
which is equivalent to ISO 25600). Choosing Auto allows the
camera to set ISO sensitivity automatically in response to
lighting conditions; to use auto in P, S, A, and M modes, select
Auto ISO sensitivity control for the ISO sensitivity settings
item in the shooting menu (0 227).
Mode
i, j, %, I
P, S, A, M
Other shooting modes
ISO sensitivity
Auto
100–12800 in steps of 1 EV; Hi 1
Auto; 100–12800 in steps of 1 EV; Hi 1
1 Display ISO sensitivity
options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current ISO
sensitivity in the
information display and
press J.
P button
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2 Choose an ISO sensitivity.
Highlight an option and
press J.
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Remote Control Photography
Using an Optional ML-L3 Remote Control
The optional ML-L3 remote control (0 308) can be used to
reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. Before proceeding,
mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level
surface.
1 Press the I (E/#) button.
I (E/#) button
2 Select a remote control
mode.
Highlight " (Delayed
remote (ML-L3)) or
# (Quick-response remote
(ML-L3)) and press J.
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3 Frame the photograph.
Check focus by pressing the shutterrelease button halfway.
4 Take the photograph.
From a distance of 5 m (16 ft) or less,
aim the transmitter on the ML-L3 at
either of the infrared receivers on the
camera (0 1, 2) and press the ML-L3
shutter-release button. In delayed
remote mode, the self-timer lamp will
light for about two seconds before the
shutter is released. In quick-response remote mode, the selftimer lamp will flash after the shutter has been released.
Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released.
A Before Using the ML-L3 Remote Control
Before using the ML-L3 for the first time, remove the clear plastic
battery-insulator sheet.
A Cover the Viewfinder
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the
photograph or interfering with exposure, we recommend that you
cover the viewfinder with your hand or other objects such as an
optional eyepiece cap (0 307) before taking pictures without your eye
to the viewfinder (0 73).
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A The Camera Shutter-Release Button/Other Remote Control Devices
If an ML-L3 remote release mode is selected and the shutter is released
by any means other than an ML-L3 remote control (for example, the
camera shutter-release button or the shutter button on an optional
remote cord or wireless remote controller), the camera will function in
single-frame release mode.
A Exiting Remote Control Mode
Remote control mode is cancelled automatically if no photograph is
taken before the time selected for Remote on duration (ML-L3)
option in the setup menu (0 247). Remote control mode will also be
cancelled if the camera is turned off or shooting options are reset using
Reset shooting menu.
A Using the Built-in Flash
Before taking a photograph with the flash in manual pop-up modes
(0 91), press the M (Y) button to raise the flash and wait for the M
indicator to be displayed in the viewfinder (0 31). Shooting will be
interrupted if the flash is raised after the shutter-release button on the
ML-L3 is pressed. If the flash is required, the camera will only respond
to the ML-L3 shutter-release button once the flash has charged. In
auto pop-up modes, the flash will begin charging when a remote
control mode is selected; once the flash is charged, it will automatically
pop up and fire when required.
A Wireless Remote Controllers
Remote control is also available with various combinations of WR-R10,
WR-T10, and WR-1 wireless remote controllers (0 308), when the
shutter-release buttons on the wireless remote controllers perform the
same functions as the camera shutter-release button. For more
information, see the manual provided with the remote controllers.
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P, S, A, and M Modes
Shutter Speed and Aperture
P, S, A, and M modes offer different degrees of
control over shutter speed and aperture:
Mode
P
S
A
M
Description
Recommended for snapshots and in other
Programmed auto
situations in which there is little time to
(0 102)
adjust camera settings. Camera sets shutter
speed and aperture for optimal exposure.
Use to freeze or blur motion. User chooses
Shutter-priority auto
shutter speed; camera selects aperture for
(0 104)
best results.
Use to blur background or bring both
Aperture-priority
foreground and background into focus. User
auto
chooses aperture; camera selects shutter
(0 106)
speed for best results.
User controls both shutter speed and
Manual (0 108)
aperture. Set shutter speed to “Bulb” or
“Time” for long time-exposures.
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A Shutter Speed and Aperture
Shutter speed and aperture are shown in the viewfinder and
information display.
Shutter speed
Aperture
Fast shutter speeds (1/1600 s in this
example) freeze motion.
Slow shutter speeds (here 1 s) blur
motion.
Large apertures (such as f/5.6;
remember, the lower the f-number,
the larger the aperture) blur details
in front of and behind the main
subject.
Small apertures (f/22 in this case)
bring both background and
foreground into focus.
P, S, A, and M Modes 101
Mode P (Programmed Auto)
This mode is recommended
Mode dial
for snapshots or whenever
you want to leave the camera
in charge of shutter speed and
aperture. The camera
automatically adjusts shutter
speed and aperture for
optimal exposure in most
situations.
To take pictures in programmed auto mode, rotate the mode
dial to P.
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A Flexible Program
In mode P, different combinations of shutter speed and aperture can
be selected by rotating the command dial (“flexible program”). Rotate
the dial right for large apertures (low f-numbers) and fast shutter
speeds, left for small apertures (high f-numbers) and slow shutter
speeds. All combinations produce the same exposure.
Rotate right to blur background details or
freeze motion.
Command dial
Rotate left to increase depth of field or blur
motion.
While flexible program is in effect, a U (R)
indicator appears in the viewfinder and
information display. To restore default
shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate
the command dial until the indicator is no
longer displayed, choose another mode, or
turn the camera off.
P, S, A, and M Modes 103
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto)
This mode lets you control shutter speed: choose fast shutter
speeds to “freeze” motion, slow shutter speeds to suggest
motion by blurring moving objects. The camera automatically
adjusts aperture for optimal exposure.
Fast shutter speeds (e.g., 1/1600 s)
freeze motion.
Slow shutter speeds (e.g., 1 s) blur
motion.
To choose a shutter speed:
1 Rotate the mode dial to S.
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Mode dial
2 Choose a shutter speed.
Rotate the command dial to choose
the desired shutter speed: rotate right
for faster speeds, left for slower
speeds.
Command dial
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Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)
In this mode, you can adjust aperture to control depth of field
(the distance in front of and behind the main subject that
appears to be in focus). The camera automatically adjusts
shutter speed for optimal exposure.
Large apertures (low f-numbers, e.g. Small apertures (high f-numbers, e.g.
f/5.6) blur details in front of and
f/22) bring the foreground and
behind the main subject.
background into focus.
To choose an aperture:
1 Rotate the mode dial to A.
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Mode dial
2 Choose an aperture.
Rotate the command dial left for
larger apertures (lower f-numbers),
right for smaller apertures (higher fnumbers).
Command dial
P, S, A, and M Modes 107
Mode M (Manual)
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
Shutter speeds of “Bulb” and “Time” are available for long timeexposures of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks
(0 110).
1 Rotate the mode dial to M.
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Mode dial
2 Choose aperture and shutter speed.
Checking the exposure indicator (see below), adjust shutter
speed and aperture. Shutter speed is selected by rotating the
command dial (right for faster speeds, left for slower). To
adjust aperture, keep the E (N) button pressed while
rotating the command dial (left for larger apertures/lower
f-numbers and right for smaller apertures/higher f-numbers).
Shutter speed
Command dial
Aperture
E (N) button
Command dial
A The Exposure Indicator
If a CPU lens is attached (0 289) and a shutter speed other than “Bulb”
or “Time” is selected, the exposure indicator in the viewfinder and
information display shows whether the photograph would be underor over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
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Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Select the following shutter speeds for
long time-exposures of moving lights,
the stars, night scenery, or fireworks.
• Bulb (A): The shutter remains open
while the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down. To prevent Length of exposure: 35 s
Aperture: f/25
blur, use a tripod or an optional
wireless remote controller (0 308) or
remote cord (0 309).
• Time (&): Start the exposure using the shutter-release button
on the camera or on an optional remote control, remote cord,
or wireless remote controller. The shutter remains open for
thirty minutes or until the button is pressed a second time.
Before proceeding, mount the camera on a tripod or place it on
a stable, level surface. To prevent light entering via the
viewfinder from appearing in the photograph or interfering with
exposure, we recommend that you cover the viewfinder with
your hand or other objects such as an optional eyepiece cap
(0 307) before taking pictures without your eye to the
viewfinder (0 73). To prevent loss of power before the exposure
is complete, use a fully charged battery. Note that noise (bright
spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be present in
long exposures; before shooting, choose On for Noise
reduction in the shooting menu (0 226).
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❚❚ Bulb
1 Rotate the mode dial to M.
Mode dial
2 Choose the shutter speed.
Rotate the command dial to choose a
shutter speed of Bulb (A).
Command dial
3 Take the photograph.
After focusing, press the shutter-release button on the
camera, optional wireless remote controller or remote cord
all the way down. Take your finger from the shutter-release
button when the exposure is complete.
P, S, A, and M Modes 111
❚❚ Time
1 Rotate the mode dial to M.
Mode dial
2 Choose the shutter speed.
Rotate the command dial left to
choose a shutter speed of “Time” (&).
Command dial
3 Open the shutter.
After focusing, press the shutter-release button on the
camera or optional remote control, remote cord, or wireless
remote controller all the way down.
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4 Close the shutter.
Repeat the operation performed in Step 3 (shooting ends
automatically if the button is not pressed after 30 minutes).
A ML-L3 Remote Controls
If you will be using an ML-L3 remote control, select one of the
following remote control modes as described on page 97: "
(Delayed remote (ML-L3)) or # (Quick-response remote (ML-L3)).
Note that if you are using an ML-L3 remote control, pictures will be
taken in “Time” mode even when “Bulb”/A is selected for shutter
speed.
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Exposure
Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure.
Method
Description
Produces natural results in most situations. The
camera meters a wide area of the frame and sets
L Matrix metering
exposure according to tone distribution, color,
composition, and distance.
Classic meter for portraits. Camera meters entire
Center-weighted frame but assigns greatest weight to center area.
M
Recommended when using filters with an
metering
exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
Choose this mode to ensure that subject will be
correctly exposed, even when background is
N Spot metering
much brighter or darker. Camera meters current
focus point; use to meter off-center subjects.
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1 Display metering options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current
metering method in the
information display and
press J.
P button
2 Choose a metering
method.
Highlight an option and
press J.
A Spot Metering
If e (Auto-area AF) is selected for AF-area mode during viewfinder
photography (0 78), the camera will meter the center focus point.
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Autoexposure Lock
Use autoexposure lock to recompose photographs after using
M (Center-weighted metering) and N (Spot metering) to
meter exposure; note that autoexposure lock is not available in
i or j mode.
1 Meter exposure.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway.
2 Lock exposure.
Shutter-release button
With the shutter-release button
pressed halfway (q) and the subject
positioned in the focus point, press
the A (L) button (w) to lock
exposure.
A (L) button
While exposure lock is in effect, an AE-L
indicator will appear in the viewfinder.
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3 Recompose the
photograph.
Keeping the A (L) button
pressed, recompose the
photograph and shoot.
A Adjusting Shutter Speed and Aperture
While exposure lock is in effect, the following settings can be adjusted
without altering the metered value for exposure:
Mode
Setting
Shutter speed and aperture (flexible program;
Programmed auto
0 103)
Shutter-priority auto
Shutter speed
Aperture-priority auto
Aperture
The metering method itself can not be changed while exposure lock is
in effect.
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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker
(0 345). It is most effective when used with M (Centerweighted metering) or N (Spot metering) (0 114).
–1 EV
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No exposure
compensation
+1 EV
To choose a value for exposure compensation, keep the E (N)
button pressed and rotate the command dial until the desired
value is selected in the viewfinder or information display. Normal
exposure can be restored by setting exposure compensation to
±0 (adjustments to exposure compensation in % and I modes
will be reset when another mode is selected). Exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.
+
E (N) button
Command dial
–0.3 EV
Information display
+2 EV
A The Information Display
Exposure compensation options can also be
accessed from the information display (0 9).
A Mode M
In mode M, exposure compensation affects only the exposure
indicator.
A Using a Flash
When a flash is used, exposure compensation affects both background
exposure and flash level.
P, S, A, and M Modes 119
Flash Compensation
Flash compensation is used to alter flash output from the level
suggested by the camera, changing the brightness of the main
subject relative to the background. Flash output can be
increased to make the main subject appear brighter, or reduced
to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections (0 347).
Keep the M (Y) and E (N) buttons pressed and rotate the
command dial until the desired value is selected in the
viewfinder or information display. In general, positive values
make the main subject seem brighter while negative values
make it seem darker. Normal flash output can be restored by
setting flash compensation to ±0. Flash compensation is not
reset when the camera is turned off.
M (Y) button
+
Command dial
Information display
E (N) button
–0.3 EV
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+1 EV
A The Information Display
Flash compensation options can also be
accessed from the information display (0 9).
A Optional Flash Units
Flash compensation is also available with optional flash units that
support the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS; see page 300). The
flash compensation selected with the optional flash unit is added to
the flash compensation selected with the camera.
P, S, A, and M Modes 121
Preserving Detail in Highlights and
Shadows
Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows,
creating photographs with natural contrast. Use for high
contrast scenes, for example when photographing brightly lit
outdoor scenery through a door or window or taking pictures of
shaded subjects on a sunny day. Active D-Lighting is not
recommended in mode M; in other modes, it is most effective
when used with L (Matrix metering; 0 114).
Active D-Lighting: Off
Active D-Lighting: On
1 Display Active D-Lighting options.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Active D-Lighting
in the shooting menu and press 2.
G button
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2 Choose an option.
Highlight On or Off and
press J (0 345).
D Active D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in
photographs taken with Active D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be
visible with some subjects. Active D-Lighting can not be used at an ISO
sensitivity of Hi 1.
A “Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”
Active D-Lighting adjusts exposure before shooting to optimize the
dynamic range, while the D-Lighting option in the retouch menu
(0 266) brightens shadows in images after shooting.
P, S, A, and M Modes 123
White Balance
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources; other values can be selected if necessary
according to the type of source:
Option
v Auto
J
I
H
N
G
M
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
L Preset manual
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Description
Automatic white balance adjustment.
Recommended in most situations.
Use under incandescent lighting.
Use with the light sources listed on page 126.
Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
Use with the flash.
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.
Measure white balance or copy white balance
from existing photo (0 129).
1 Display white balance
options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current white
balance setting in the
information display and
press J.
P button
2 Choose a white balance
option.
Highlight an option and
press J.
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A The Shooting Menu
White balance can be selected using the
White balance option in the shooting
menu (0 222), which also can be used to
fine-tune white balance (0 127) or
measure a value for preset white balance
(0 129).
The I Fluorescent option in the White
balance menu can be used to select the
light source from the bulb types shown at
right.
A Color Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other
conditions. Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same
wavelengths. While light sources with a color temperature in the
neighborhood of 5000–5500 K appear white, light sources with a lower
color temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly
yellow or red. Light sources with a higher color temperature appear
tinged with blue. The camera white balance options are adapted to
the following color temperatures (all figures are approximate):
• I (sodium-vapor lamps): 2700 K
• J (incandescent)/
I (warm-white fluorescent):
3000 K
• I (white fluorescent): 3700 K
• I (cool-white fluorescent):
4200 K
• I (day white fluorescent): 5000 K
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• H (direct sunlight): 5200 K
• N (flash): 5400 K
• G (cloudy): 6000 K
• I (daylight fluorescent): 6500 K
• I (high temp. mercury-vapor):
7200 K
• M (shade): 8000 K
Fine-Tuning White Balance
White balance can be “fine-tuned” to compensate for variations
in the color of the light source or to introduce a deliberate color
cast into an image. White balance is fine-tuned using the White
balance option in the shooting menu.
1 Select a white balance
option.
Press G to display the
menus, then highlight
White balance in the
shooting menu and press
2. Highlight the desired
white balance option and
press 2 (if Fluorescent is
selected, highlight the
desired lighting type and
press 2; note that finetuning is not available with
Preset manual).
G button
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2 Fine-tune white balance.
Use the multi selector to fine-tune white balance.
Coordinates
Increase green
Increase
blue
Increase
amber
Increase magenta
Adjustment
A White Balance Fine-Tuning
The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute. For
example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such
as J (incandescent) is selected will make photographs slightly
“colder” but will not actually make them blue.
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J.
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Preset Manual
Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance
settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast. Two methods are available
for setting preset white balance:
Method
Description
Neutral gray or white object is placed under lighting that
Measure will be used in final photo and white balance measured by
camera (see below).
White balance is copied from photo on memory card
Use photo
(0 133).
❚❚ Measuring a Value for Preset White Balance
1 Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that
will be used in the final photograph.
2 Display white balance options.
To display the menus, press the G
button. Highlight White balance in
the shooting menu and press 2 to
display white balance options.
Highlight Preset manual and press
2.
G button
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3 Select Measure.
Highlight Measure and
press 2.
4 Select Yes.
The menu shown at right
will be displayed; highlight
Yes and press J.
The camera will enter preset
measurement mode.
When the camera is ready to measure
white balance, a flashing D (L) will
appear in the viewfinder and
information display.
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5 Measure white balance.
Before the indicators stop flashing,
frame the reference object so that it
fills the viewfinder and press the
shutter-release button all the way down. No photograph will
be recorded; white balance can be measured accurately even
when the camera is not in focus.
6 Check the results.
If the camera was able to measure a
value for white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed and
a will flash in the viewfinder for
about eight seconds before the
camera returns to shooting mode. To
return to shooting mode immediately,
press the shutter-release button
halfway.
If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure
white balance. A message will appear
in the information display and a
flashing b a will appear in the
viewfinder for about eight seconds.
Return to Step 5 and measure white
balance again.
P, S, A, and M Modes 131
D Measuring Preset White Balance
If no operations are performed while the displays are flashing, direct
measurement mode will end in the time selected for the Auto off
timers option in the setup menu (0 245). The default setting is eight
seconds.
D Preset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a time;
the existing value will be replaced when a new value is measured.
Note that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring
white balance; when shooting in mode M, adjust exposure so that the
exposure indicator shows ±0 (0 109).
A Other Methods for Measuring Preset White Balance
To enter preset measurement mode (see above) after selecting preset
white balance in the information display (0 125), press J for a few
seconds. If white balance has been assigned to the Fn button (0 251),
white balance preset measurement mode can be activated by keeping
the Fn button pressed for a few seconds after selecting preset white
balance with the Fn button and command dial.
A Gray Panels
For more precise results, measure white balance using a standard gray
panel.
132 P, S, A, and M Modes
❚❚ Copying White Balance from a Photograph
Follow the steps below to copy a value for white balance from a
photograph on the memory card.
1 Select Preset manual.
To display the menus, press the G
button. Highlight White balance in
the shooting menu and press 2 to
display white balance options.
Highlight Preset manual and press
2.
G button
2 Select Use photo.
Highlight Use photo and
press 2.
3 Choose Select image.
Highlight Select image and
press 2 (to skip the
remaining steps and use the
image last selected for
preset white balance, select
This image).
P, S, A, and M Modes 133
4 Choose a folder.
Highlight the folder
containing the source
image and press 2.
5 Highlight the source
image.
To view the highlighted
image full frame, press and
hold the X button.
6 Copy white balance.
Press J to set preset white balance to
the white balance value for the
highlighted photograph.
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Picture Controls
Nikon’s unique Picture Control system makes it possible to share
image processing settings, including sharpening, contrast,
brightness, saturation, and hue, among compatible devices and
software.
Selecting a Picture Control
Choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of
scene.
Option
Q Standard
R Neutral
S Vivid
T Monochrome
e Portrait
f Landscape
Description
Recommended for most situations, this option uses
standard processing for balanced results.
A good choice for photographs that will later be
extensively processed or retouched, this option uses
minimal processing for natural results.
Choose this option for photographs that emphasize
primary colors. Pictures are enhanced for a vivid,
photoprint effect.
Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for skin with natural texture and a
rounded feel.
Produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes.
P, S, A, and M Modes 135
1 Display Picture Control options.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Set Picture Control
in the shooting menu and press 2.
G button
2 Select a Picture Control.
Highlight a Picture Control
and press J.
136 P, S, A, and M Modes
Modifying Picture Controls
Picture Controls can be modified to suit the scene or the user’s
creative intent. Choose a balanced combination of settings
using Quick adjust, or make manual adjustments to individual
settings.
1 Select a Picture Control.
Press G to display the
menus, then highlight Set
Picture Control in the
shooting menu and press
2. Highlight the desired
Picture Control and press 2.
G button
2 Adjust settings.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
the desired setting and
press 4 or 2 to choose a
value (0 139). Repeat this
step until all settings have
been adjusted, or select
Quick adjust to choose a preset combination of settings.
Default settings can be restored by pressing the O button.
P, S, A, and M Modes 137
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J.
Picture Controls that have been
modified from default settings are
indicated by an asterisk (“*”).
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❚❚ Picture Control Settings
Option
Manual adjustments
(all Picture Controls)
Description
Mute or heighten the effect of the selected Picture
Control (note that this resets all manual adjustments).
Quick adjust
Not available with Neutral or Monochrome Picture
Controls.
Control the sharpness of outlines. Select A to adjust
Sharpening sharpening automatically according to the type of
scene.
Manual adjustments
(non-monochrome only)
Manual adjustments
(monochrome only)
Contrast
Adjust contrast manually or select A to let the camera
adjust contrast automatically.
Brightness
Raise or lower brightness without loss of detail in
highlights or shadows.
Saturation
Control the vividness of colors. Select A to adjust
saturation automatically according to the type of
scene.
Hue
Adjust hue.
Filter
effects
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome
photographs (0 141).
Toning
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs
(0 141).
P, S, A, and M Modes 139
D “A” (Auto)
Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with
exposure and the position of the subject in the frame.
A The Picture Control Grid
To display a grid showing saturation (nonmonochrome controls only) and contrast for
the Picture Control selected in Step 2, press
and hold the X button.
The icons for Picture Controls that use auto
contrast and saturation are displayed in
green in the Picture Control grid, and lines
appear parallel to the axes of the grid.
A Previous Settings
The line under the value display in the
Picture Control setting menu indicates the
previous value for the setting.
140 P, S, A, and M Modes
A Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on
monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Y
O
Option
Yellow
Orange
R
Red
G
Green
Description
Enhances contrast. Can be used to tone down the
brightness of the sky in landscape photographs.
Orange produces more contrast than yellow, red more
contrast than orange.
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more
pronounced than those produced by physical glass filters.
A Toning (Monochrome Only)
Choose from B&W (black-and-white), Sepia,
Cyanotype (blue-tinted monochrome), Red,
Yellow, Green, Blue Green, Blue, Purple
Blue, Red Purple. Pressing 3 when Toning
is selected displays saturation options. Press
4 or 2 to adjust saturation. Saturation
control is not available when B&W (blackand-white) is selected.
P, S, A, and M Modes 141
Live View
Framing Photographs in the Monitor
Follow the steps below to take photographs in live view.
1 Press the a button.
The view through the lens will be
displayed in the monitor.
a button
2 Position the focus point.
Position the focus point over your
subject as described on page 147.
Focus point
3 Focus.
Press the shutter-release button
halfway. The focus point will flash
green while the camera focuses. If the
camera is able to focus, the focus point will be displayed in
green; if the camera is unable to focus, the focus point will
flash red (note that pictures can be taken even when the
focus point flashes red; check focus in the monitor before
shooting). Except in i and j modes, exposure can be
locked by pressing the A (L) button.
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4 Take the picture.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down. The monitor turns
off and the memory card
access lamp lights during
Memory card access lamp
recording. Do not remove
the battery or memory card
until recording is complete. When shooting is complete, the
photograph will be displayed in the monitor for a few
seconds before the camera returns to live view mode. To exit,
press the a button.
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Focusing in Live View
Follow the steps below to choose focus and AF-area modes and
position the focus point.
❚❚ Choosing How the Camera Focuses (Focus Mode)
The following focus modes are available in live view (note that
full-time–servo AF is not available in U, g, ', and ( modes):
Description
For stationary subjects. Focus locks when
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
For moving subjects. Camera focuses
Full-timecontinuously until shutter-release button is
AF-F
servo AF
pressed. Focus locks when shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
MF Manual focus Focus manually (0 154).
AF-S
Option
Single-servo
AF
1 Display focus options.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current focus
mode in the information
display and press J.
P button
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2 Choose a focus option.
Highlight an option and
press J.
❚❚ Choosing How the Camera Picks the Area (AF-Area Mode)
In modes other than i, j, and (, the following AF-area modes
can be selected in live view (note that subject-tracking AF is not
available in %, U, g, ', and 3 modes):
Option
6
7
8
9
Description
Use for portraits. The camera automatically
Face-priority AF
detects and focuses on portrait subjects.
Use for hand-held shots of landscapes and
Wide-area AF
other non-portrait subjects. Use the multi
selector to select the focus point.
Use for pin-point focus on a selected spot in the
Normal-area AF
frame. A tripod is recommended.
SubjectUse if you want focus to track a selected subject.
tracking AF
Live View 145
1 Display AF-area modes.
Press the P button, then
highlight the current AFarea mode in the
information display and
press J.
P button
2 Choose an AF-area mode.
Highlight an option and
press J.
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3 Choose the focus point.
6 (face-priority AF): A double yellow
border will be displayed when the
camera detects a portrait subject (if
multiple faces, up to a maximum of
35, are detected, the camera will focus
on the closest subject; to choose a
Focus point
different subject, use the multi
selector). If the camera can no longer
detect the subject (because, for example, the subject has
turned to face away from the camera), the border will no
longer be displayed.
7/8 (wide- and normal-area
AF): Use the multi selector to
move the focus point
anywhere in the frame, or
press J to position the
focus point in the center of
the frame.
9 (subject-tracking AF):
Position the focus point
over your subject and press
J. The focus point will
track the selected subject as
it moves through the frame.
To end focus tracking, press
J a second time.
Focus point
Focus point
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The Live View Display
Item
q Shooting mode
w “No movie” icon
e Time remaining
r
Microphone
sensitivity
t Sound level
y
Wind noise
reduction
148 Live View
Description
0
The mode currently selected with the
25, 47,
mode dial.
50, 100
Indicates that movies can not be recorded. —
The amount of time remaining before live
152, 161
view ends automatically. Displayed if
shooting will end in 30 s or less.
Microphone sensitivity for movie
158
recording.
Sound level for audio recording. Displayed
in red if level is too high; adjust
microphone sensitivity accordingly. Left (L)
158
and right (R) channel indicators appear
when optional ME-1 or other stereo
microphone is used.
Displayed when On is selected for Movie
settings > Wind noise reduction in the
159
shooting menu.
Item
Manual movie
u
settings indicator
i Focus mode
o AF-area mode
!0
!1
!2
!3
Description
Displayed when On is selected for Manual
movie settings in mode M.
The current focus mode.
The current AF-area mode.
The frame size of movies recorded in movie
Movie frame size
mode.
Time remaining The recording time remaining in movie
(movie mode)
mode.
The current focus point. The display varies
with the option selected for AF-area mode
Focus point
(0 145).
Indicates whether the photograph would
Exposure
be under- or over-exposed at current
indicator
settings (mode M only).
0
159
144
145
158
156
147
109
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
Live View 149
A Live View/Movie Recording Display Options
Press the R button to cycle through display
options as shown below (note that display
options are not available in mode I).
Circled areas indicate edges of movie frame
crop.
R button
Show photo indicators
Show movie indicators
(0 155) *
Framing grid*
Hide indicators*
* A crop showing the area recorded is displayed during movie
recording when frame sizes other than 640 × 424 are selected for
Movie settings > Frame size/frame rate in the shooting menu
(0 158; the area outside the movie frame crop is grayed out when
movie indicators are displayed).
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A Camera Settings
Except when movie indicators are displayed, you can access the
following live view photography settings by pressing the P button:
image quality (0 85), image size (0 87), white balance (0 124), flash
mode (0 90, 92), ISO sensitivity (0 95), focus mode (0 144), AF-area
mode (0 145), metering (0 114), flash compensation (0 120), and
exposure compensation (0 118). When movie indicators are
displayed, movie settings can be adjusted (0 161).
P button
A Exposure
Depending on the scene, exposure may differ from that which would
be obtained when live view is not used. Metering in live view is
adjusted to suit the live view display, producing photographs with
exposure close to what is seen in the monitor (note that exposure
compensation can only be previewed in the monitor at values
between +3 EV and –3 EV). To prevent light entering via the viewfinder
from appearing in the photograph or interfering with exposure, we
recommend that you cover the viewfinder with your hand or other
objects such as an optional eyepiece cap (0 307) before taking
pictures without your eye to the viewfinder (0 73).
A HDMI
When the camera is attached to an HDMI video device, the camera
monitor will remain on and the video device will display the view
through the lens. If the device supports HDMI-CEC, select Off for the
HDMI > Device control option in the setup menu (0 218) before
shooting in live view.
Live View 151
D Shooting in Live View Mode
Although it will not appear in the final picture, distortion may be
visible in the monitor if the camera is panned horizontally or an object
moves at high speed through frame. Bright light sources may leave
after-images in the monitor when the camera is panned. Bright spots
may also appear. Flicker and banding visible in the monitor under
fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps can be reduced using
Flicker reduction (0 241), although they may still be visible in the
final photograph at some shutter speeds. When shooting in live view
mode, avoid pointing the camera at the sun or other strong light
sources. Failure to observe this precaution could result in damage to
the camera’s internal circuitry.
Live view ends automatically if the mode dial is rotated to g or the
mode dial is rotated from g to another setting.
Live view may end automatically to prevent damage to the camera’s
internal circuits; exit live view when the camera is not in use. Note that
the temperature of the camera’s internal circuits may rise and noise
(bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be displayed
in the following instances (the camera may also become noticeably
warm, but this does not indicate a malfunction):
• The ambient temperature is high
• The camera has been used for extended periods in live view or to
record movies
• The camera has been used in continuous release mode for extended
periods
If live view does not start when you attempt to start live view, wait for
the internal circuits to cool and then try again.
D The Count Down Display
A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends automatically
(0 148; the timer turns red 5 s before the auto off timer expires (0 245)
or if live view is about to end to protect the internal circuits). Depending
on shooting conditions, the timer may appear immediately when live
view is selected.
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D Using Autofocus in Live View
Autofocus is slower in live view and the monitor may brighten or
darken while the camera focuses. The camera may be unable to focus
in the situations listed below (note that the focus point may
sometimes be displayed in green when the camera is unable to focus):
• The subject contains lines parallel to the long edge of the frame
• The subject lacks contrast
• The subject in the focus point contains areas of sharply contrasting
brightness, or the subject is lit by spot lighting or by a neon sign or
other light source that changes in brightness
• Flicker or banding appears under fluorescent, mercury-vapor,
sodium-vapor, or similar lighting
• A cross (star) filter or other special filter is used
• The subject appears smaller than the focus point
• The subject is dominated by regular geometric patterns (e.g., blinds
or a row of windows in a skyscraper)
• The subject is moving
In addition, the subject-tracking AF may be unable to track subjects if
they move quickly, leave the frame or are obscured by other objects,
change visibly in size, color, or brightness, or are too small, too large,
too bright, too dark, or similar in color or brightness to the
background.
Live View 153
A Manual Focus
To focus in manual focus mode (0 83),
rotate the lens focus ring until the subject is
in focus.
To magnify the view in the monitor up to about 8.3 × for precise focus,
press the X button. While the view through the lens is zoomed in, a
navigation window will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right
corner of the display. Use the multi selector to scroll to areas of the
frame not visible in the monitor (available only if 7 (Wide-area AF) or
8 (Normal-area AF) is selected for AF-area mode), or press W (Q) to
zoom out.
X button
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Navigation window
Recording and Viewing Movies
Recording Movies
Movies can be recorded in live view mode.
1 Press the a button.
The view through the lens will be
displayed in the monitor.
D The 0 Icon
A 0 icon (0 148) indicates that movies
can not be recorded.
a button
A Before Recording
Set aperture before recording in mode A
or M (0 106, 108).
2 Focus.
Frame the opening shot and focus as
described in Steps 2 and 3 of “Framing
Photographs in the Monitor” (0 142;
see also “Focusing in Live View” on pages 144–147). Note
that the number of subjects that can be detected in facepriority AF drops during movie recording.
Recording and Viewing Movies 155
3 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to start
recording. A recording indicator and
the time available are displayed in the
monitor. Except in i and j modes,
exposure can be locked by pressing
Movie-record button
the A (L) button (0 116) or (in
modes P, S, A, and %) altered by up to Recording indicator
±3 EV in steps of 1/3 EV by pressing the
E (N) button and rotating the
command dial (0 119; note that
depending on the brightness of the
subject, changes to exposure may
have no visible effect).
Time remaining
4 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again to end recording.
Recording will end automatically when the maximum length
is reached, the memory card is full, or another mode is
selected.
A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
To end movie recording, take a photograph, and exit to live view, press
the shutter-release button all the way down and hold it in this position
until the shutter is released.
A Maximum Length
The maximum length for individual movie files is 4 GB (for maximum
recording times, see page 158); note that depending on memory card
write speed, shooting may end before this length is reached (0 310).
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D Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the monitor and in the
final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the
camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed
through frame (flicker and banding can be reduced using Flicker
reduction; 0 241). Bright light sources may leave after-images when
the camera is panned. Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright
spots may also appear. Bright bands may appear in some areas of the
frame if the subject is briefly illuminated by a flash or other bright,
momentary light source. When recording movies, avoid pointing the
camera at the sun or other strong light sources. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
The camera can record both video and sound; do not cover the
microphone during recording. Note that the built-in microphone may
record lens noise during autofocus and vibration reduction.
Flash lighting can not be used during movie recording.
Live view may end automatically to prevent damage to the camera’s
internal circuits; exit live view when the camera is not in use. Note that
the temperature of the camera’s internal circuits may rise and noise
(bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be displayed
in the following instances (the camera may also become noticeably
warm, but this does not indicate a malfunction):
• The ambient temperature is high
• The camera has been used for extended periods in live view or to
record movies
• The camera has been used in continuous release mode for extended
periods
If live view does not start when you attempt to start live view or movie
recording, wait for the internal circuits to cool and then try again.
Matrix metering is used regardless of the metering method selected.
Shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are adjusted automatically unless On
is selected for Manual movie settings (0 159) and the camera is in
mode M.
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Movie Settings
The camera offers the following movie settings.
• Frame size/frame rate, Movie quality: Choose from the
following options. The frame rate depends on the option
currently selected for Video mode in the setup menu
(0 260):
1
2
3
4
Frame size/frame rate
Maximum length
(high movie quality ★/
Frame size
normal movie quality) 4
(pixels)
Frame rate 1
L/t
60p 2
10 min./20 min.
M/u
50p 3
2
N/r
30p
1920 × 1080
O/s
25p 3
P/k
24p
20 min./29 min. 59 s
Q/l
60p 2
1280 × 720
R/o
50p 3
S/n
30p 2
29 min. 59 s/
640 × 424
29 min. 59 s
T/p
25p 3
Listed value. Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25,
and 23.976 fps respectively.
Available when NTSC is selected for Video mode (0 260).
Available when PAL is selected for Video mode.
Movies recorded in miniature effect mode are up to three minutes long when played back.
• Microphone: Turn the built-in or optional ME-1 stereo
microphones (0 161, 309) on or off or adjust microphone
sensitivity. Choose Auto sensitivity to adjust sensitivity
automatically, Microphone off to turn sound recording off; to
select microphone sensitivity manually, select Manual
sensitivity and choose a sensitivity.
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• Wind noise reduction: Select On to enable the low-cut filter
for the built-in microphone (optional stereo microphones are
unaffected; 0 161, 309), reducing noise produced by wind
blowing over the microphone (note that other sounds may
also be affected). Wind-noise reduction for optional stereo
microphones can be enabled or disabled using microphone
controls.
• Manual movie settings: Choose On
to allow manual adjustments to
shutter speed and ISO sensitivity when
the camera is in mode M. Shutter
speed can be set to values as fast as
1/4000 s; the slowest speed available
varies with the frame rate: 1/30 s for
frame rates of 24p, 25p, and 30p, 1/50 s for 50p, and 1/60 s for 60p.
ISO sensitivity can be set to values between ISO 100 and Hi 1
(0 95). If shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are not in these
ranges when live view starts, they will automatically be set to
supported values, and remain at these values when live view
ends. Note that ISO sensitivity is fixed at the value selected;
the camera does not adjust ISO sensitivity automatically when
On is selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO
sensitivity control in the shooting menu (0 227).
Recording and Viewing Movies 159
1 Select Movie settings.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Movie settings in
the shooting menu and press 2.
G button
2 Choose movie options.
Highlight the desired item
and press 2, then highlight
an option and press J.
A HDMI and Other Video Devices
When the camera is attached to an HDMI video device, the camera
monitor will remain on and the video device will display the view
through the lens. If the device supports HDMI-CEC, select Off for the
HDMI > Device control option in the setup menu (0 218) before
shooting in live view.
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A The Live View Display
The movie crop can be viewed during live view by pressing the R
button to select the “show movie indicators”, “hide indicators”, or
“framing grid” display (0 150). When movie indicators are displayed,
you can access the following movie settings by pressing the P button:
movie frame size/quality, microphone sensitivity, focus mode (0 144),
AF-area mode (0 145), white balance (0 124), and exposure
compensation (0 118). If On is selected for Movie settings > Manual
movie settings (0 159) in mode M, ISO sensitivity (0 95) can be
adjusted in place of exposure compensation.
P button
A Using an External Microphone
The optional ME-1 stereo microphone can be used to record sound in
stereo or to reduce noise caused by lens vibration being recorded
during autofocus.
D The Count-Down Display
A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends
automatically (0 148). Depending on shooting conditions, the timer
may appear immediately when movie recording begins. Note that
regardless of the amount of recording time available, live view will still
end automatically when the timer expires. Wait for the internal circuits
to cool before resuming movie recording.
Recording and Viewing Movies 161
Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 170).
Press J to start playback; your current position is indicated by
the movie progress bar.
1 icon
Length
Current position/total length
Movie progress bar
Guide
Volume
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The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Pause
Pause playback.
Play
Resume playback when movie is paused or
during rewind/advance.
Advance/rewind
Speed increases with each press, from 2×
to 4× to 8× to 16×; keep pressed to skip to
beginning or end of movie (first frame is
indicated by h in top right corner of
monitor, last frame by i). If playback is
paused, movie rewinds or advances one
frame at a time; hold for continuous
rewind or advance.
Skip 10 s
Rotate the command dial to skip ahead or
back 10 s.
Adjust volume
Return to fullframe playback
X/W (Q)
Press X to increase volume, W (Q) to
decrease.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
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Editing Movies
Trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected
frames as JPEG stills.
Option
Description
Choose start/end
Create a copy from which the opening or
f
point
closing footage has been removed.
g Save selected frame Save a selected frame as a JPEG still.
Trimming Movies
To create trimmed copies of movies:
1 Display a movie full frame.
2 Pause the movie on the
new opening or closing
frame.
Play the movie back as
described on page 162,
pressing J to start and
resume playback and 3 to
Movie progress bar
pause. Pause playback
when you reach the new opening or closing frame.
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3 Select Choose start/end point.
Press the P button, then highlight
Choose start/end point and press 2.
P button
4 Choose the current frame as the new
start or end point.
To create a copy that begins from the
current frame, highlight Start point
and press J. The frames before the
current frame will be removed when
you save the copy.
Start point
To create a copy that ends at the current frame, highlight End
point and press J. The frames after the current frame will be
removed when you save the copy.
End point
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5 Confirm the new start or
end point.
If the desired frame is not
currently displayed, press 4
or 2 to advance or rewind
(to skip to 10 s ahead or
back, rotate the command
dial).
6 Create the copy.
Once the desired frame is displayed,
press 1.
7 Preview the movie.
To preview the copy,
highlight Preview and
press J (to interrupt the
preview and return to the
save options menu, press
1). To abandon the current
copy and return to Step 5, highlight Cancel and press J; to
save the copy, proceed to Step 8.
8 Save the copy.
Highlight Save as new file
and press J to save the
copy to a new file. To
replace the original movie
file with the edited copy,
highlight Overwrite
existing file and press J.
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D Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least two seconds long. The copy will not be saved
if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
Copies have the same time and date of creation as the original.
A Choosing the Role of the Current Frame
To make the frame displayed in Step 5 the new end point (x) instead of
the new start point (w) or vice versa, press the A (L) button.
A (L) button
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Saving Selected Frames
To save a copy of a selected frame as a JPEG still:
1 Pause the movie on the
desired frame.
Play the movie back as
described on page 162,
pressing J to start and
resume playback and 3 to
pause. Pause the movie at
the frame you intend to copy.
2 Choose Save selected frame.
Press the P button, then highlight
Save selected frame and press 2.
P button
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3 Create a still copy.
Press 1 to create a still copy
of the current frame.
4 Save the copy.
Highlight Yes and press J
to create a fine-quality
(0 85) JPEG copy of the
selected frame.
A Save Selected Frame
JPEG movie stills created with the Save selected frame option can not
be retouched. JPEG movie stills lack some categories of photo
information (0 172).
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Full-Frame Playback
To play photographs back, press the K button. The most recent
photograph will be displayed in the monitor.
K button
To
Use
View additional
photographs
View additional
photo info
Description
Press 2 to view photographs in order
recorded, 4 to view photographs in reverse
order.
Change photo info displayed (0 172).
W (Q)
See page 180 for more information on the
thumbnail display.
View thumbnails
Zoom in on
photograph
X
Delete images
O
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See page 182 for more information on
playback zoom.
Confirmation dialog will be displayed.
Press O again to delete photo.
To
Change protect
status
View movie or
panorama
Use
Description
To protect image, or to remove protection
A (L) from protected image, press A (L) button
(0 184).
If current picture is marked with 1 icon to
show that it is a movie, pressing J starts
movie playback (0 162). If the current
picture is a panorama, pressing J starts
panorama playback (0 66).
A The P Button
Pressing the P button in full-frame, thumbnail, or calendar playback
displays the dialog shown at right, where you can rate pictures
(0 186), retouch photos and edit movies (0 164, 263), and select
pictures for transfer to a smart device when an optional wireless
mobile adapter is connected (0 189).
P button
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Photo Information
Photo information is superimposed on images displayed in fullframe playback. Press 1 or 3 to cycle through photo
information as shown below. Note that “image only”, shooting
data, RGB histograms, highlights, and overview data are only
displayed if corresponding option is selected for Playback
display options (0 220). Location data are only displayed if an
optional GP-1 or GP-1A GPS unit (0 309) was used when the
photo was taken (0 259).
File information
None (image only)
Overview
Highlights
Location data
RGB histogram
Shooting data
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❚❚ File Information
1 Protect status............................... 184
6 Image quality .................................85
2 Retouch indicator ....................... 265
7 Image size .......................................87
3 Upload marking.......................... 189
8 Time of recording.................18, 242
4 Frame number/total number of
images
9 Date of recording .................18, 242
10 Folder name................................. 257
5 File name ...................................... 250 11 Rating............................................ 186
❚❚ Highlights *
1 Protect status............................... 184
2 Retouch indicator ....................... 265
4 Frame number/total number of
images
3 Upload marking.......................... 189
5 Image highlights
6 Rating............................................ 186
* Flashing areas indicate highlights (areas that may be overexposed).
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❚❚ RGB Histogram
1 Frame number/total number of
images
5 Histogram (blue channel)
2 Histogram (RGB channel). In all
histograms, horizontal axis gives
pixel brightness, vertical axis
number of pixels.
7 Retouch indicator ....................... 265
3 Histogram (red channel)
4 Histogram (green channel)
6 Upload marking.......................... 189
8 White balance.............................. 124
White balance fine-tuning ....... 127
Preset manual.............................. 129
9 Protect status............................... 184
10 Rating ............................................ 186
A Playback Zoom
To zoom in on the photograph when the
histogram is displayed, press X. Use the X
and W (Q) buttons to zoom in and out and
scroll the image with the multi selector. The
histogram will be updated to show only the
data for the portion of the image visible in
the monitor.
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A Histograms
Camera histograms are intended as a guide only and may differ from
those displayed in imaging applications. Some sample histograms are
shown below:
If the image contains objects
with a wide range of
brightnesses, the distribution of
tones will be relatively even.
If the image is dark, tone
distribution will be shifted to the
left.
If the image is bright, tone
distribution will be shifted to the
right.
Increasing exposure compensation shifts the distribution of tones to
the right, while decreasing exposure compensation shifts the
distribution to the left. Histograms can provide a rough idea of overall
exposure when bright ambient lighting makes it difficult to see
photographs in the monitor.
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❚❚ Shooting Data
1 Protect status...............................184 11 Flash type ............................ 229, 299
Commander mode 2
2 Retouch indicator .......................265
3 Upload marking ..........................189 12 Flash mode...............................90, 92
13 Flash control ................................ 229
4 Frame number/total number of
Flash compensation................... 120
images
5 Metering .......................................114 14 Camera name
Shutter speed ..............................101 15 Rating ............................................ 186
Aperture........................................101
6 Shooting mode .......25, 47, 50, 100
ISO sensitivity 1 .............................. 95
7 Exposure compensation ...........118
8 Focal length..................................298
9 Lens data
10 Focus mode........................... 74, 144
Lens VR (vibration reduction) 2
.......................................................355
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16 White balance ............................. 124 20 Sharpening .................................. 139
White balance fine-tuning ....... 127 21 Contrast ........................................ 139
Preset manual.............................. 129
22 Brightness .................................... 139
17 Color space................................... 225
23 Saturation 3................................... 139
18 Picture Control ............................ 135
Filter effects 3 ............................... 139
19 Quick adjust 3 ............................... 139 24 Hue 3............................................... 139
Original Picture Control 3 .......... 135
Toning 3 ......................................... 139
25 Noise reduction........................... 226 27 Retouch history........................... 263
26 Active D-Lighting 4 ..................... 122 28 Image comment ......................... 244
1 Displayed in red if photo was taken with auto ISO sensitivity control
on.
2 Displayed only in photos taken with accessories that support this
function.
3 May not be displayed depending on Picture Control used.
4 AUTO is displayed if photo was taken with Active D-Lighting on.
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❚❚ Overview Data
1 Frame number/total number of
images
15 Shooting mode ....... 25, 47, 50, 100
16 Shutter speed .............................. 101
2 Protect status...............................184 17 Aperture........................................ 101
3 Retouch indicator .......................265 18 ISO sensitivity 1 .............................. 95
4 Camera name
19 Image comment indicator........ 244
5 Upload marking ..........................189 20
6 Histogram showing the
21
distribution of tones in the image 22
(0 175).
23
7 Image quality................................. 85
24
8 Image size....................................... 87
25
9 File name ......................................250
26
10 Time of recording ................ 18, 242
Focal length ................................. 298
Location data indicator ............. 259
Active D-Lighting 2 ..................... 122
Picture Control ............................ 135
Flash mode...............................90, 92
Color space................................... 225
Flash compensation................... 120
Commander mode 3
11 Date of recording................. 18, 242 27 White balance.............................. 124
12 Folder name .................................257
White balance fine-tuning ....... 127
Preset manual.............................. 129
13 Rating ............................................186
14 Metering .......................................114 28 Exposure compensation ........... 118
1 Displayed in red if photo was taken with ISO sensitivity auto control
on.
2 AUTO is displayed if photo was taken with Active D-Lighting on.
3 Displayed only in photos taken with accessories that support this
function.
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❚❚ Location Data
Location data are displayed only if a GP-1 or GP-1A GPS unit
(0 309) was used when the photo was taken (0 259). In the
case of movies, the data give the location at the start of
recording.
1 Protect status............................... 184
6 Longitude
2 Retouch indicator ....................... 265
7 Altitude
3 Upload marking.......................... 189
8 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
4 Frame number/total number of
images
9 Rating............................................ 186
10 Camera name
5 Latitude
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Thumbnail Playback
To display images in “contact sheets” of 4, 9, or 72 images, press
the W (Q) button.
W (Q)
W (Q)
X
Full-frame
playback
To
Display more images
Display fewer images
Highlight images
View highlighted image
X
Thumbnail playback
Calendar
playback
Use
Description
Press W (Q) button to increase the
W (Q)
number of images displayed.
Press X button to reduce the number of
images displayed. When four images are
X
displayed, press to view highlighted image
full frame.
Use multi selector or command dial to
highlight pictures.
Press J to display the highlighted image
full frame.
Delete highlighted
O
See page 192 for more information.
photo
Change protect status
A (L) See page 184 for more information.
of highlighted photo
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Calendar Playback
To view images taken on a selected date, press the W (Q) button
when 72 images are displayed.
W (Q) Date list
W (Q)
X
Full-frame
playback
X
Thumbnail playback
Thumbnail list
Calendar playback
The operations that can be performed depend on whether the
cursor is in the date list or the thumbnail list:
To
Exit to thumbnail
playback/Zoom in on
highlighted photo
Use
Description
W (Q) Press W (Q) or J button in date list to
place cursor in thumbnail list. Press W (Q)
J
again to return to date list.
• Date list: Exit to 72-frame playback.
X
• Thumbnail list: Press and hold X button to
zoom in on highlighted picture.
Highlight dates/
Highlight images
• Date list: Highlight date.
• Thumbnail list: Highlight picture.
Toggle full frame
playback
Thumbnail list: View highlighted picture.
Toggle between date
list and thumbnail list
Delete highlighted
photo(s)
O
• Date list: Delete all pictures taken on
selected date.
• Thumbnail list: Delete highlighted picture
(0 192).
Change protect status
A (L) See page 184 for more information.
of highlighted photo
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Press the X button to zoom in on the image displayed in fullframe playback or on the image currently highlighted in
thumbnail or calendar playback. The following operations can
be performed while zoom is in effect:
To
Zoom in or out
View other areas of
image
Description
Press X to zoom in to maximum of
approximately 38× (large images), 28×
X / W (Q) (medium images) or 19× (small images).
Press W (Q) to zoom out. While photo is
zoomed in, use multi selector to view
areas of image not visible in monitor.
Keep multi selector pressed to scroll
rapidly to other areas of frame.
Navigation window is displayed when
zoom ratio is altered; area currently
visible in monitor is indicated by yellow
border.
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Use
To
Use
Select/zoom in on or
P+
out from faces
Rotate command dial to view same
location in other images at current zoom
ratio. Playback zoom is cancelled when a
movie is displayed.
View other images
Cancel zoom and return to full-frame
playback.
Cancel zoom
Change protect
status
Description
Faces (up to 35) detected during zoom
are indicated by white borders in
navigation window. Press P and 1 or 3
to zoom in or out; press P and 4 or 2 to
view other faces.
A (L)
See page 184 for more information.
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Protecting Photographs from Deletion
In full-frame, zoom, thumbnail, and calendar playback, the
A (L) button can be used to protect photographs from
accidental deletion. Protected files can not be deleted using the
O button or the Delete option in the playback menu. Note that
protected images will be deleted when the memory card is
formatted (0 234).
To protect a photograph:
1 Select an image.
Display the image in full-frame playback or playback zoom or
highlight it in the thumbnail list in thumbnail or calendar
playback.
Full-frame playback
Thumbnail playback
2 Press the A (L) button.
The photograph will be marked with a P icon.
A (L) button
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A Removing Protection
To remove protection from individual pictures so that they can be
deleted, display pictures full-frame or highlight them in the thumbnail
list and then press the A (L) button. To remove protection from all
images in the folder or folders currently selected in the Playback
folder menu (0 220), press the A (L) and O buttons together for
about two seconds during playback.
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Rating Pictures
Rate pictures or mark them as candidates for later deletion.
Rating is not available with protected images.
Rating Individual Pictures
1 Select an image.
Display the image in full-frame playback or playback zoom or
highlight it in the thumbnail list in thumbnail or calendar
playback.
2 Display playback options.
Press the P button to display playback
options.
P button
3 Select Rating.
Highlight Rating and press
J.
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4 Choose a rating.
Press 4 or 2 to choose a
rating of from zero to five
stars, or select ) to mark the
picture as a candidate for
later deletion.
5 Press J.
Press J to complete the operation.
Rating Multiple Pictures
Use the Rating option in the playback menu to rate multiple
pictures.
1 Select Rating.
Press the G button to display the
camera menus, then highlight Rating
in the playback menu and press 2.
G button
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2 Rate pictures.
Use the multi selector to highlight
pictures (to view the currently
highlighted picture full frame,
press and hold the X button) and
keeping the W (Q) button pressed,
press 1 or 3 to choose a rating of W (Q) button
from zero to five stars, or select )
to mark the picture as a candidate
for later deletion.
3 Press J.
Press J to complete the operation.
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Selecting Pictures for Upload
Follow the steps below to select up to 100 photos for upload to
a smart device when an optional wireless mobile adapter is
connected (0 309). Connect a wireless mobile adapter before
proceeding. Movies can not be selected for upload.
Selecting Individual Pictures for Upload
1 Select an image.
Display the image or highlight it in the thumbnail list in
thumbnail or calendar playback.
2 Display playback options.
Press the P button.
P button
3 Choose Select to send to
smart device/deselect.
Highlight Select to send to
smart device/deselect and
press J. Pictures selected
for upload are indicated by a
& icon; to deselect, display
or highlight the image and
repeat Steps 2 and 3.
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Selecting Multiple Pictures for Upload
To change the upload status of multiple pictures, use the Select
to send to smart device option in the playback menu when an
optional wireless mobile adapter is connected.
1 Choose Select to send to smart
device.
To display the menus, press the G
button. Highlight Select to send to
smart device in the playback menu
and press 2.
G button
A The & Icon
The & icon will no longer be displayed when upload is complete.
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2 Select pictures.
Use the multi selector to highlight
pictures and press W (Q) to select or
deselect (to view the highlighted
picture full screen, press and hold the
X button). Selected pictures are
W (Q) button
marked by a & icon.
3 Press J.
Press J to complete the operation.
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Deleting Photographs
Unprotected photographs can be deleted as described below.
Once deleted, photographs can not be recovered.
Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar Playback
1 Select an image.
Display the image or highlight it in the thumbnail list in
thumbnail or calendar playback.
2 Press the O button.
A confirmation dialog will be
displayed.
O button
Full-frame playback
Thumbnail playback
3 Press the O button again.
To delete the photograph, press the O
button again. To exit without deleting
the photograph, press the K button.
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The Playback Menu
The Delete option in the playback menu contains the following
options. Note that depending on the number of images, some
time may be required for deletion.
Option
Q Selected
n Select date
R All
Description
Delete selected pictures.
Delete all pictures taken on a selected date.
Delete all pictures in the folder currently selected
for playback (0 220).
❚❚ Selected: Deleting Selected Photographs
1 Select Delete.
To display the menus, press the G
button. Highlight Delete in the
playback menu and press 2.
G button
A Calendar Playback
During calendar playback, you can delete all photographs taken on a
selected date by highlighting the date in the date list and pressing the
O button (0 181).
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2 Choose Selected.
Highlight Selected and
press 2.
3 Highlight a picture.
Use the multi selector to
highlight a picture (to view
the highlighted picture full
screen, press and hold the X
button).
4 Select the highlighted picture.
Press the W (Q) button to select the
highlighted picture. Selected pictures
are marked by a O icon. Repeat steps
3 and 4 to select additional pictures;
to deselect a picture, highlight it and
W (Q) button
press W (Q).
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5 Press J to complete the
operation.
A confirmation dialog will
be displayed; highlight Yes
and press J.
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❚❚ Select Date: Deleting Photographs Taken on a Selected Date
1 Choose Select Date.
In the delete menu,
highlight Select date and
press 2.
2 Highlight a date.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a
date.
To view the pictures taken on the
highlighted date, press W (Q). Use
the multi selector to scroll through
the pictures, or press and hold X to
view the current picture full screen.
Press W (Q) to return to the date list.
W (Q) button
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3 Select the highlighted
date.
Press 2 to select all pictures
taken on the highlighted
date. Selected dates are
indicated by check marks.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to
select additional dates; to deselect a date, highlight it and
press 2.
4 Press J to complete the
operation.
A confirmation dialog will
be displayed; highlight Yes
and press J.
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Slide Shows
The Slide show option in the playback menu is used to display a
slide show of the pictures in the current playback folder (0 220).
1 Select Slide show.
To display the slide show menu, press
the G button and select Slide show
in the playback menu.
G button
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2 Start the slide show.
Highlight Start in the slide show
menu and press J.
The following operations can be performed while the slide
show is in progress:
To
Use
Description
Skip back/skip ahead
Press 4 to return to previous frame, 2
to skip to next frame.
View additional
photo info
Change photo info displayed (0 172).
Pause/resume slide
show
Pause show. Press again to resume.
Raise/lower volume X / W (Q)
Exit to playback
mode
K
Press X during movie playback to
increase volume, W (Q) to decrease.
End show and return to playback
mode.
The dialog shown at right is displayed
when the show ends. Select Restart to
restart or Exit to return to the playback
menu.
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Slide Show Options
Before starting a slide show, you can use the options in the slide
show menu to select the images displayed by type or rating and
choose how long each image is displayed.
• Image type: Choose from Still images
and movies, Still images only,
Movies only, and By rating. To
include only pictures with selected
ratings, highlight By rating and press
2. A list of ratings will be displayed;
highlight ratings and press 2 to select
or deselect pictures with the
highlighted rating for inclusion in the
slide show. Selected ratings are
indicated by a check mark. Press J to
exit when the desired ratings are
selected.
• Frame interval: Choose how long still
images are displayed.
• Transition effects: Choose from On (each frame is pushed
out of the display by the following frame) and Off (no
transition between frames).
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Installing ViewNX 2
Install the supplied software to display and edit photographs
and movies that have been copied to your computer. Before
installing ViewNX 2, confirm that your computer meets the
system requirements on page 203. Be sure to use the latest
version of ViewNX 2, which is available for download from the
websites listed on page xviii, as earlier versions that do not
support the D3300 may fail to transfer NEF (RAW) images
correctly.
1 Launch the installer.
Start the computer, insert the installer CD, and launch the
installer. A language selection dialog will be displayed. If the
desired language is not available, click Region Selection to
choose a different region (region selection is not available in
the European release).
q Select region (if required)
w Select language
e Click Next
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2 Start the installer.
Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions.
Click Install
3 Exit the installer.
Windows
Mac
Click Yes
Click OK
4 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
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A System Requirements
Windows
Mac
• Photos: Intel Celeron,
• Photos: Intel Core or Xeon
Pentium 4, Core Series;
series
1.6 GHz or better
• Movies (playback): Core Duo
• Movies (playback): Pentium D
2 GHz or better; Intel Core i5
3.0 GHz or better; Intel Core i5 or better recommended
or better recommended
when viewing movies with a
when viewing movies with a
frame size of 1280×720 or
CPU
frame size of 1280×720 or
more at a frame rate of
more at a frame rate of 30 fps 30 fps or above or movies
or above or movies with a
with a frame size of
frame size of 1920×1080 or
1920×1080 or more
more
• Movies (editing): Intel Core i5
• Movies (editing): Intel Core i5 or
or better
better
Pre-installed versions of
OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7
Windows 8.1, Windows 7,
Windows Vista, and
OS
Windows XP; note that 64-bit
versions of Windows XP are not
supported
• 32-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or 2 GB or more (4 GB or more
recommended)
Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
(2 GB or more recommended)
Memory • 64-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or
(RAM)
Windows Vista: 2 GB or more
(4 GB or more recommended)
• Windows XP: 512 MB or more
(2 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or more
space
recommended)
Resolution: 1024×768 pixels (XGA) Resolution: 1024×768 pixels
or more (1280×1024 pixels or more
(XGA) or more (1280×1024 pixels or
Graphics recommended)
more recommended)
Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or
Color: 24-bit color (millions of
more
colors) or more
See the websites listed on page xviii for the latest information on
supported operating systems.
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Using ViewNX 2
Copy Pictures to the Computer
Before proceeding, be sure you have installed the software on
the supplied ViewNX 2 CD (0 201).
1 Connect the USB cable.
After turning the camera off and ensuring that a memory
card is inserted, connect the supplied USB cable as shown
and then turn the camera on.
2 Start Nikon Transfer 2 component of ViewNX 2.
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a
program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
A Windows 7
If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as
described below.
1 Under Import pictures and videos,
click Change program. A program
selection dialog will be displayed;
select Import File using
Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import File.
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3 Click Start Transfer.
At default settings, pictures on the memory card will be
copied to the computer.
Start Transfer
A During Transfer
Do not turn the camera off or disconnect the USB cable while
transfer is in progress.
4 Terminate the connection.
When transfer is complete, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable.
A Use a Reliable Power Source
To ensure that data transfer is not interrupted, be sure the camera
battery is fully charged.
A Connecting Cables
Be sure the camera is off when connecting or disconnecting interface
cables. Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an
angle. Close the connector cover when the connector is not in use.
A USB Hubs
Transfer may not proceed as expected if the camera is connected via a
USB hub or keyboard.
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View Pictures
Pictures are displayed in ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows: Double-click the ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in the Dock.
❚❚ Retouching Photographs
To crop pictures and perform such tasks
as adjusting sharpness and tone levels,
click the Edit button in the ViewNX 2
toolbar.
❚❚ Editing Movies
To perform such tasks as trimming
unwanted footage from movies shot
with the camera, click the Movie Editor
button in the ViewNX 2 toolbar.
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❚❚ Printing Pictures
Click the Print button in the ViewNX 2
toolbar. A dialog will be displayed,
allowing you to print pictures on a
printer connected to the computer.
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
A Viewing the Nikon Website
To visit the Nikon website after installing ViewNX 2, select All
Programs > Link to Nikon from the Windows start menu (Internet
connection required).
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Printing Photographs
Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer
(0 360) connected directly to the camera.
Connecting the Printer
Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable.
1 Turn the camera off.
2 Connect the USB cable.
Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable. Do not use
force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
3 Turn the camera on.
A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed
by a PictBridge playback display. To print pictures one at a
time, proceed to page 209. To print multiple selected pictures
or all pictures, proceed to page 211.
D Selecting Photographs for Printing
NEF (RAW) photographs (0 85) can not be selected for printing. JPEG
copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the NEF (RAW)
processing option in the retouch menu (0 275).
D Date Imprint
If you select Print time stamp in the PictBridge menu when printing
photographs containing date information recorded using Print date
in the setup menu (0 254), the date will appear twice. The imprinted
date may however be cropped out if the photographs are cropped or
printed without a border.
D Panoramas
Some printers may not print panoramas, while at some settings others
may not print entire panoramas. See the printer manual for details.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1 Display the desired picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Press the X button
to zoom in on the current frame (0 182; press K to exit
zoom). To view six pictures at a time, press the W (Q) button.
Use the multi selector to highlight pictures, or press X to
display the highlighted picture full frame.
2 Adjust printer settings.
Press J to display the following items, then press 1 or 3 to
highlight an item and press 2 to view options (only options
supported by the current printer are listed; to use the default
option, select Printer default). After selecting an option,
press J to return to the printer settings menu.
Option
Page size
Description
Choose a page size.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed
No. of copies one at a time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of
copies (maximum 99).
Border
Choose whether to frame photos in white borders.
Choose whether to print the times and dates of
Time stamp
recordings on photos.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed
one at a time. To exit without cropping, highlight No
cropping and press J. To crop the current picture,
highlight Crop and press 2. A crop selection dialog
Cropping
will be displayed; press X to increase the size of the
crop, W (Q) to decrease, and use the multi selector to
position the crop. Note that print quality may drop if
small crops are printed at large sizes.
Connections 209
3 Start printing.
Select Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel
before all copies have been printed, press J.
210 Connections
Printing Multiple Pictures
1 Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display.
2 Choose an option.
Highlight one of the following options and press 2.
• Print select: Select pictures for printing. Use the multi selector
to highlight pictures (to view the highlighted picture full
screen, press and hold the X button) and keeping the W (Q)
button pressed, press 1 or 3 to choose the number of
prints. To deselect a picture, set the number of prints to zero.
• Select date: Print one copy of all the pictures taken on
selected dates. Press 1 or 3 to highlight dates and press 2
to select or deselect. To view the pictures taken on the
selected date, press W (Q). Use the multi selector to scroll
through the pictures, or press and hold X to view the
current picture full screen. Press W (Q) again to return to
the date selection dialog.
• Print (DPOF): Print the current DPOF print order (0 213). The
order can be viewed and modified before printing as
described in the description for Print select, above.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the
memory card, proceed to Step 3. Note that if the memory
card contains more than 256 pictures, only the first 256
images will be printed. A warning will be displayed if the
page size selected in Step 3 is too small for an index print.
Connections 211
3 Adjust printer settings.
Adjust printer settings as described in Step 2 on page 209.
4 Start printing.
Select Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel
before all copies have been printed, press J.
212 Connections
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The DPOF print order option in the playback menu is used to
create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers
and devices that support DPOF.
1 Choose DPOF print order > Select/
set.
Press the G button and select
DPOF print order in the playback
menu. Highlight Select/set and press
2 (to remove all photographs from
G button
the print order, select Deselect all).
2 Select pictures.
Use the multi selector to highlight
pictures (to view the highlighted
picture full screen, press and hold the
X button) and keeping the W (Q)
button pressed, press 1 or 3 to
choose the number of prints. To
deselect a picture, set the number of prints to zero. Press J
when all the desired pictures have been selected.
Connections 213
3 Select imprint options.
Highlight the following options and
press 2 to toggle the highlighted
option on or off.
• Print shooting data: Print shutter speed
and aperture on all pictures in print
order.
• Print date: Print date of recording on all pictures in print
order.
4 Complete the print order.
Press J to complete the print order.
D DPOF Print Order
To print the current print order when the camera is connected to a
PictBridge printer, select Print (DPOF) in the PictBridge menu and
follow the steps in “Printing Multiple Pictures” to modify and print the
current order (0 211). DPOF print date and shooting data options are
not supported when printing via direct USB connection; to print the
date of recording on photographs in the current print order, use the
PictBridge Time stamp option.
The DPOF print order option can not be used if there is not enough
space on the memory card to store the print order.
NEF (RAW) photographs (0 85) can not be selected using this option.
JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the NEF (RAW)
processing option in the retouch menu (0 275).
Print orders may not print correctly if images are deleted using a
computer or other device after the print order is created.
214 Connections
Viewing Pictures on TV
The supplied audio video (A/V) cable can be used to connect the
camera to a television or video recorder for playback or
recording. A High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable
(available separately from third-party suppliers) with a mini
HDMI connector (Type C) can be used to connect the camera to
high-definition video devices.
Standard Definition Devices
Before connecting the camera to a standard television, confirm
that the camera video standard (0 260) matches that used in
the TV.
1 Turn the camera off.
Always turn the camera off before connecting or
disconnecting the A/V cable.
2 Connect the A/V cable as shown.
Audio
(white)
Connect to
video device
Video
(yellow)
Connect to camera
Connections 215
3 Tune the television to the video channel.
4 Turn the camera on and press the K button.
During playback, images will be displayed on the television
screen. Note that the edges of images may not be displayed.
A Video Mode
If no image is displayed, check that camera is correctly connected and
that the option selected for Video mode (0 260) matches the video
standard used in the TV.
A Television Playback
Use of an AC adapter (available separately) is recommended for
extended playback.
216 Connections
High-Definition Devices
The camera can be connected to HDMI devices using a thirdparty HDMI cable with a mini HDMI connector (Type C).
1 Turn the camera off.
Always turn the camera off before connecting or
disconnecting an HDMI cable.
2 Connect the HDMI cable as shown.
Connect to camera
Connect to high-definition device
(choose cable with connector for HDMI
device)
3 Tune the device to the HDMI channel.
4 Turn the camera on and press the K button.
During playback, images will be displayed on the highdefinition television or monitor screen. Note that the edges
of images may not be displayed.
A Playback Volume
Volume can be adjusted using television controls; the camera controls
can not be used.
Connections 217
❚❚ Choosing an Output Resolution
To choose the format for images output
to the HDMI device, select HDMI >
Output resolution in the camera setup
menu (0 231). If Auto is selected, the
camera will automatically select the
appropriate format.
❚❚ Controlling the Camera with the TV Remote
If On is selected for HDMI >Device control in the setup menu
(0 231) when the camera is connected to a television that
supports HDMI-CEC and both the camera and television are on,
the television remote can be used in place of the camera multi
selector and J button during full-frame playback and slide
shows. If Off is selected, the television remote can not be used
to control the camera, but the camera can be used to shoot
photographs and movies in live view.
A HDMI-CEC Devices
HDMI-CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface–Consumer
Electronics Control) is a standard that allows HDMI devices to be used
to control peripherals to which they are connected. When the camera
is connected to an HDMI-CEC device, ) will appear in the viewfinder
in place of the number of exposures remaining.
A 1920 × 1080 60p/50p
Selecting 1920 × 1080; 60p or 1920 × 1080; 50p for Movie settings
> Frame size/frame rate may cause variations in the resolution and
frame rate of the data output to HDMI devices during recording.
During playback (0 162), HDMI devices will display the movie only;
indicators will not be displayed.
D HDMI > Output Resolution
Movies can not be output at resolutions of 1920 × 1080; 60p or 1920
× 1080; 50p. Some devices may not support an Output resolution
setting of Auto; in this case, select 1080i (interlaced).
218 Connections
Camera Menus
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images
To display the playback menu, press G and select the D
(playback menu) tab.
G button
The playback menu contains the following options:
Option
Delete
Playback folder
Playback display options
Additional photo info
Transition effects
Image review
Rotate tall
Slide show
Image type
Frame interval
Transition effects
DPOF print order
Rating
Select to send to smart device
Default
—
Current
—
On
On
On
Still images and movies
2s
On
—
—
—
0
193
220
220
221
221
198
213
187
190
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images 219
Playback Folder
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose a folder for playback:
Option
Description
Only photos in the folder currently selected for Storage
folder in the setup menu (0 257) are displayed during
Current
playback. This option is selected automatically when a
photo is taken; select All to view pictures in all folders.
All
Pictures in all folders will be visible during playback.
Playback Display Options
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose the information available in the playback photo
information display (0 172) and the transition between frames
during playback.
• Additional photo info: Press 1 or 3 to
highlight and press 2 to select or
deselect. Selected items are indicated
by check marks. To return to the
playback menu, press J.
• Transition effects: Choose from On (each frame is pushed out of
the display by the following frame) and Off (no transition
between frames).
220 D The Playback Menu: Managing Images
Image Review
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose whether pictures are automatically displayed in the
monitor immediately after shooting.
Rotate Tall
G button ➜ D playback menu
If On is selected, “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures will be
automatically rotated for display in the monitor (pictures taken
with Off selected for Auto image rotation will still be displayed
in landscape orientation; 0 243). Note that because the camera
itself is already in the appropriate orientation during shooting,
images are not rotated automatically during image review.
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images 221
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
To display the shooting menu, press G and select the C
(shooting menu) tab.
G button
The shooting menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
I
Other modes
White balance
Fluorescent
Set Picture Control
Auto distortion control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Noise reduction
ISO sensitivity settings
P, S, A, M
ISO sensitivity
Other modes
Auto ISO sensitivity control
222 C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Default
—
JPEG normal
0
224
85
Normal panorama
Large
Auto
Cool-white fluorescent
Standard
Off
sRGB
On
On
88
87
124
126
135
225
225
122
226
100
Auto
Off
95
227
Option
Default
0
AF-area mode
n, 1, 2, 3
m
Other modes
k, l, p, o
Live view/movie n
Other modes
Built-in AF-assist illuminator
Metering
Flash cntrl for built-in flash
Movie settings
Frame size/frame rate *
Movie quality
Microphone
Wind noise reduction
Manual movie settings
Viewfinder
Single-point AF
Dynamic-area AF
Auto-area AF
Face-priority AF
Normal-area AF
Wide-area AF
On
Matrix metering
TTL
145
—
Normal
Auto sensitivity
Off
Off
158,
159
78
229
114
229
* Default varies with country of purchase.
Note: Depending on camera settings, some items may be grayed
out and unavailable.
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options 223
Reset Shooting Menu
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Select Yes to reset shooting menu settings.
A Reset Shooting Options
Selecting Yes for Reset shooting menu also restores Picture Control
settings to their default values (0 137) and resets the following:
Option
Release mode
m
Other modes
Focus point
Flexible program
A (L) button hold
Focus mode
Viewfinder
Live view/movie
Flash mode
i, k, p, n, S, T, g, '
o
U
P, S, A, M
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
224 C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Default
0
Continuous
Single frame
Center
Off
Off
80
103
252
Auto-servo AF
Single-servo AF
74
144
Auto
Auto slow sync
Flash off
Fill flash
Off
Off
67
89, 91
118
120
Auto Distortion Control
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Select On to reduce barrel distortion in
photos taken with wide-angle lenses and
to reduce pin-cushion distortion in
photos taken with long lenses (note that
the edges of the area visible in the
viewfinder may be cropped out of the
final photograph, and that the time
needed to process photographs before recording begins may
increase). This option does not apply to movies and is available
only with type G, E, and D lenses (PC, fisheye, and certain other
lenses excluded); results are not guaranteed with other lenses.
Color Space
G button ➜ C shooting menu
The color space determines the gamut of
colors available for color reproduction.
sRGB is recommended for movies and
for general-purpose printing and display,
Adobe RGB for professional publication
and commercial printing.
A Adobe RGB
For accurate color reproduction, Adobe RGB images require
applications, displays, and printers that support color management.
A Color Space
ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately)
automatically select the correct color space when opening
photographs created with this camera. Results can not be guaranteed
with third-party software.
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options 225
Noise Reduction
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Select On to reduce noise (bright spots,
randomly-spaced bright pixels, lines, or
fog). Noise reduction takes effect at all
ISO sensitivities, but is most noticeable at higher values. The
time required for processing at shutter speeds slower than
about 1 s roughly doubles; during processing, “l m” will
flash in the viewfinder and photographs can not be taken. Noise
reduction will not be performed if the camera is turned off
before processing is complete.
If Off is selected, noise reduction will only be performed as
required; the amount of noise reduction is less than that
performed when On is selected.
ISO Sensitivity Settings
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Adjust ISO sensitivity (0 95).
226 C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
❚❚ Auto ISO Sensitivity control
If Off is chosen for Auto ISO sensitivity control in P, S, A, and M
modes, ISO sensitivity will remain fixed at the value selected by
the user (0 95). When On is chosen, ISO sensitivity will
automatically be adjusted if optimal exposure can not be
achieved at the value selected by the user. The maximum value
for auto ISO sensitivity can be selected using the Maximum
sensitivity option in the Auto ISO sensitivity control menu
(choose lower values to prevent noise (randomly-spaced bright
pixels, fog, or lines), but note that if the ISO sensitivity selected
by the user is higher than that chosen for Maximum sensitivity,
the value selected by the user will be used instead; the minimum
value for auto ISO sensitivity is automatically set to ISO 100). In
modes P and A, sensitivity will only be adjusted if underexposure
would result at the shutter speed selected for Minimum shutter
speed (1/2000–1 s, or Auto; in modes S and M, sensitivity will be
adjusted for optimal exposure at the shutter speed selected by
the user). If Auto (available only with CPU lenses) is selected, the
camera will choose the minimum shutter speed based on the
focal length of the lens. Slower shutter speeds will be used only
if optimum exposure can not be achieved at the ISO sensitivity
value selected for Maximum sensitivity.
When On is selected, the viewfinder
shows ISO-AUTO and the information
display ISO-A. These indicators flash when
sensitivity is altered from the value
selected by the user.
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options 227
A Maximum Sensitivity/Minimum Shutter Speed
When auto ISO sensitivity control is enabled,
the ISO sensitivity and shutter speed
graphics in the information display show the
maximum sensitivity and minimum shutter
speed.
Maximum sensitivity
Minimum shutter speed
A Auto ISO Sensitivity Control
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) is more likely at
higher sensitivities. Use the Noise Reduction option in the shooting
menu to reduce noise (0 226). Note that ISO sensitivity may be raised
automatically when auto ISO sensitivity control is used in combination
with slow sync flash modes (available with the built-in flash and the
optional flash units listed on page 299), possibly preventing the
camera from selecting slow shutter speeds. Auto ISO sensitivity
control is available only in i-TTL flash control mode (0 229, 301); in
other modes, the value selected for ISO sensitivity will be used for
pictures taken with the built-in flash or optional flash units.
228 C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Built-in AF-assist Illuminator
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Choose whether the built-in AF-assist
illuminator lights to assist the focus
operation when lighting is poor.
Option
On
Off
AF-assist illuminator
Description
The AF-assist illuminator lights when lighting is poor (for
more information, see page 331).
The AF-assist illuminator does not light to assist the focus
operation. The camera may not be able to focus using
autofocus when lighting is poor.
Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Choose the flash mode for the built-in flash in P, S, A, and M
modes.
Option
1 TTL
2 Manual
Description
Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to
shooting conditions.
Choose a flash level. At full
power, the built-in flash has
a Guide Number of
approximately 12/39 (m/ft.,
ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F).
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options 229
A Manual
A Y icon flashes in the viewfinder and 0
flashes in the information display when
Manual is selected and the flash is raised.
A The SB-400 and SB-300
When an optional SB-400 or SB-300 flash unit is attached and turned
on, Flash cntrl for built-in flash changes to Optional flash, allowing
the flash control mode for the optional flash unit to be selected from
TTL and Manual.
A TTL Flash Control
The following types of flash control are supported when a CPU lens is
used in combination with the built-in flash (0 89) or optional flash
units (0 299).
• i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash for Digital SLR: Information from the 420-pixel RGB
sensor is used to adjust flash output for a natural balance between
the main subject and the background.
• Standard i-TTL Fill-Flash for Digital SLR: Flash output is adjusted for the
main subject; the brightness of the background is not taken into
account.
Standard i-TTL flash control is used with spot metering or when
selected with the optional flash unit. i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital
SLR is used in all other cases.
230 C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
To display the setup menu, press G and select the B (setup
menu) tab.
G button
The setup menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset setup options
Format memory card
Monitor brightness
Info display format
AUTO/SCENE/EFFECTS
P/S/A/M
Auto info display
Clean image sensor
Clean at startup/shutdown
Lock mirror up for cleaning1
Image Dust Off ref photo
Flicker reduction
Time zone and date 2
Daylight saving time
Language 2
Auto image rotation
Default
—
—
0
Graphic
Graphic
On
0
233
234
235
236
238
Clean at startup & shutdown
—
—
Auto
314
317
239
241
Off
—
On
242
243
243
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 231
Option
Image comment
Auto off timers
Self-timer
Self-timer delay
Number of shots
Remote on duration (ML-L3)
Beep
Rangefinder
File number sequence
Buttons
Assign Fn button
Assign AE-L/AF-L button
Shutter-release button AE-L
Slot empty release lock
Print date
Storage folder
Accessory terminal
Remote control
Remote shutter release
Assign Fn button
Location data
Standby timer
Set clock from satellite
232 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Default
—
Normal
0
244
245
10 s
1
1 min
Low
Off
Off
247
247
248
249
ISO sensitivity
AE/AF lock
Off
Release locked
Off
—
251
252
252
253
254
257
Take photos
Same as camera 4 button
258
Enable
Yes
259
246
Option
Video mode 2
HDMI
Output resolution
Device control
Wireless mobile adapter
Eye-Fi upload 3
Firmware version
Default
—
Auto
On
Enable
Enable
—
0
260
218
260
261
262
1 Not available when battery is low.
2 Default varies with country of purchase.
3 Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted
(0 261).
Note: Depending on camera settings, some items may be grayed
out and unavailable.
Reset Setup Options
G button ➜ B setup menu
Select Yes to reset all setup menu settings except Time zone
and date, Language, Storage folder, and Video mode to the
defaults listed above.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 233
Format Memory Card
G button ➜ B setup menu
Memory cards must be formatted before first use or after being
formatted in other devices. Format the card as described below.
D Formatting Memory Cards
Formatting memory cards permanently deletes any data they may
contain. Be sure to copy any photographs and other data you wish to
keep to a computer before proceeding (0 204).
1 Highlight Yes.
To exit without formatting
the memory card, highlight
No and press J.
2 Press J.
A message will be displayed
while the card is formatted.
Do not remove the memory
card or remove or disconnect
the power source until
formatting is complete.
234 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Monitor Brightness
G button ➜ B setup menu
Press 1 or 3 to choose monitor
brightness. Choose higher values for
increased brightness, lower values for
reduced brightness.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 235
Info Display Format
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose an information display format (0 7). Formats can be
chosen separately for auto, scene, and special effects modes and
for P, S, A, and M modes.
Classic (0 237)
1 Select a shooting mode
option.
Highlight AUTO/SCENE/
EFFECTS or P/S/A/M and
press 2.
2 Select a design.
Highlight a design and press
J.
236 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Graphic (0 7)
The “Classic” display is shown below.
1 Eye-Fi connection
10 Help icon ................................11, 336
indicator ...................................... 261 11 Image quality .................................85
2 Satellite signal indicator ........... 260 12 Image size .......................................87
3 Print date indicator .................... 254 13 White balance ............................. 124
4 Flash control indicator............... 229 14 Flash mode .............................. 90, 92
Flash compensation indicator for
15 ISO sensitivity................................ 95
optional flash units ................... 304
16 Exposure compensation........... 118
5 Active D-Lighting ....................... 122
17 Flash compensation .................. 120
6 Picture Control ........................... 135
18 Metering....................................... 114
7 Release mode .................................67
19 AF-area mode........................78, 145
8 “Beep” indicator.......................... 247
20 Focus mode ...........................74, 144
9 Battery indicator ............................21
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 237
21 Autoexposure (AE) lock indicator 26 “k” (appears when memory
.......................................................116
remains for over 1000 exposures)
......................................................... 19
22 Shooting mode
i auto/
27 Number of exposures remaining
j auto (flash off).................... 25
......................................................... 19
Scene modes............................ 47
White balance recording
Special effects mode.............. 50
indicator ..................................... 130
P, S, A, and M modes .............100 28 ISO sensitivity ................................ 95
23 Shutter speed ..............................101
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator
....................................................... 227
24 Aperture (f-number) ..................101
25 Exposure indicator......................109 29 Auto-area AF indicator ................ 78
3D-tracking indicator .................. 78
Exposure compensation
Focus point..................................... 80
indicator.......................................119
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
Auto Info Display
G button ➜ B setup menu
If On is selected, the information display will appear after the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway. If Off is selected, the
information display can be viewed by pressing the R button.
238 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Image Dust Off Ref Photo
G button ➜ B setup menu
Acquire reference data for the Image Dust Off option in
Capture NX 2 (available separately; for more information, see the
Capture NX 2 manual).
Image Dust Off ref photo is available only when a CPU lens is
mounted on the camera. A lens with a focal length of at least
50 mm is recommended. When using a zoom lens, zoom all the
way in.
1 Choose a start option.
Highlight one of the
following options and press
J. To exit without
acquiring image dust off
data, press G.
• Start: The message shown at right
will be displayed and “rEF” will
appear in the viewfinder.
• Clean sensor and then start: Select this
option to clean the image sensor
before starting. The message shown
at right will be displayed and “rEF”
will appear in the viewfinder when
cleaning is complete.
D Image Sensor Cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data recorded before image sensor
cleaning is performed can not be used with photographs taken
after image sensor cleaning is performed. Select Clean sensor and
then start only if the Image Dust Off reference data will not be
used with existing photographs.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 239
2 Frame a featureless white object in the viewfinder.
With the lens about ten centimeters (four inches) from a welllit, featureless white object, frame the object so that it fills the
viewfinder and then press the shutter-release button
halfway.
In autofocus mode, focus will automatically be set to infinity;
in manual focus mode, set focus to infinity manually.
3 Acquire Image Dust Off reference data.
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
acquire Image Dust Off reference data.
If the reference object is too bright or
too dark, the camera may be unable to
acquire Image Dust Off reference data
and the message shown at right will
be displayed. Choose another
reference object and repeat the
process from step 1.
D Image Dust Off Reference Data
The same reference data can be used for
photographs taken with different lenses or
at different apertures. Reference images can
not be viewed using computer imaging
software. A grid pattern is displayed when
reference images are viewed on the camera.
240 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Flicker Reduction
G button ➜ B setup menu
Reduce flicker and banding when shooting under fluorescent or
mercury-vapor lighting during live view (0 142) or movie
recording (0 155). Choose Auto to allow the camera to
automatically choose the correct frequency, or manually match
the frequency to that of the local AC power supply.
A Flicker Reduction
If Auto fails to produce the desired results and you are unsure as to the
frequency of the local power supply, test both options and choose the
one that produces the best results. Flicker reduction may not produce
the desired results if the subject is very bright, in which case you
should select mode A or M and choose a smaller aperture (higher
f-number) before starting live view. Note that flicker reduction is not
available when On is selected for Movie settings > Manual movie
settings (0 159) in mode M.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 241
Time Zone and Date
G button ➜ B setup menu
Change time zones, set the camera
clock, choose the date display order,
and turn daylight saving time on or off.
Option
Time zone
Description
Choose a time zone. The
camera clock is
automatically set to the time
in the new time zone.
Set the camera clock (0 18).
Date and time
Date format
Daylight
saving time
Choose the order in which
the day, month, and year are
displayed.
Turn daylight saving time on
or off. The camera clock will
automatically be advanced
or set back one hour.
242 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Language
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose a language for camera menus and messages.
Auto Image Rotation
G button ➜ B setup menu
Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on
camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2
(available separately). The following orientations are recorded:
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counterclockwise
Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected.
Choose this option when panning or taking photographs with
the lens pointing up or down.
A Rotate Tall
To automatically rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs for
display during playback, select On for the Rotate tall option in the
playback menu (0 221).
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 243
Image Comment
G button ➜ B setup menu
Add a comment to new photographs as they are taken.
Comments can be viewed as metadata in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or
Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 307). The comment is also
visible on the shooting data page in the photo information
display (0 177). The following options are available:
• Input comment: Input a comment as described below.
Comments can be up to 36 characters long.
• Attach comment: Select this option to
attach the comment to all subsequent
photographs. Attach comment can
be turned on and off by highlighting it
and pressing 2. After choosing the
desired setting, press J to exit.
A Text Entry
The dialog at right is displayed when text
Keyboard area
entry is required. Use the multi selector to
highlight the desired character in the
keyboard area and press J to insert the
highlighted character at the current cursor
position (note that if a character is entered
when the field is full, the last character in the
field will be deleted). To delete the character
under the cursor, press the O button. To
Text display area
move the cursor to a new position, rotate the
command dial. To complete entry and return
to the previous menu, press X. To exit without completing text entry,
press G.
244 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Auto off Timers
G button ➜ B setup menu
This option determines how long the monitor remains on if no
operations are performed during menu display and playback
(Playback/menus), while photographs are displayed in the
monitor after shooting (Image review), and during live view
(Live view), and how long the standby timer, viewfinder, and
information display remain on when no operations are
performed (Standby timer). Choose shorter auto-off delays to
reduce the drain on the battery.
Option
C Short
D Normal
E Long
F Custom
Description (all times are approximate)
Auto off timers are set to the following values:
Playback/
Image
Standby
Live view
menus
review
timer
Short
20 s
4s
5 min.
4s
Normal
1 min.
4s
10 min.
8s
Long
5 min.
20 s
20 min.
1 min.
Choose separate delays for Playback/menus, Image
review, Live view, and Standby timer. When settings
are complete, press J.
A Auto off Timers
The monitor and viewfinder will not turn off automatically when the
camera is connected to a computer or printer via USB.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 245
Self-Timer
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the length of the shutter release
delay and the number of shots taken.
• Self-timer delay: Choose the length of
the shutter-release delay.
• Number of shots: Press 1 and 3 to
choose the number of shots taken
each time the shutter-release button is
pressed (from 1 to 9; if a value other
than 1 is selected, shots will be taken
at intervals of about 4 seconds).
246 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Remote on Duration (ML-L3)
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose how long the camera will wait for
a signal from the optional ML-L3 remote
control before cancelling remote release
mode. Choose shorter times for longer
battery life. This setting applies only
during viewfinder photography.
Beep
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the pitch (High or Low) of the beep that sounds when
the camera focuses and in self-timer and remote-control modes.
Select Off to prevent the beep from sounding.
The current setting is shown in the
information display: 3 is displayed when
the beep is on, 2 when it is off.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 247
Rangefinder
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose On to use the exposure indicator to determine whether
the camera is correctly focused in manual focus mode (0 83;
note that this function is not available in shooting mode M, when
the exposure indicator instead shows whether the subject is
correctly exposed).
Indicator
Description
Subject in focus.
Focus point is slightly in front of subject.
Focus point is well in front of subject.
Focus point is slightly behind subject.
Focus point is well behind subject.
Camera can not determine correct focus.
A Using the Electronic Rangefinder
The electronic rangefinder requires a lens with a maximum aperture of
f/5.6 or faster. The desired results may not be achieved in situations in
which the camera would be unable to focus using autofocus (0 76).
The electronic rangefinder is not available during live view.
248 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
File Number Sequence
G button ➜ B setup menu
When a photograph is taken, the camera names the file by
adding 1 to the last file number used. This option controls
whether file numbering continues from the last number used
when a new folder is created, the memory card is formatted, or a
new memory card is inserted in the camera.
Option
On
Off
Reset
Description
When a new folder is created, the memory card formatted, or
a new memory card inserted in the camera, file numbering
continues from the last number used. If a photograph is
taken when the current folder contains a photograph
numbered 9999, a new folder will be created automatically
and file numbering will begin again from 0001.
File numbering is reset to 0001 when a new folder is created,
the memory card is formatted, or a new memory card is
inserted in the camera. Note that a new folder is created
automatically if a photograph is taken when the current
folder contains 999 photographs.
Resets the file numbering for On to 0001 and creates a new
folder with the next photograph taken.
D File Number Sequence
If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains either 999
photographs or a photograph numbered 9999, the shutter-release
button will be disabled and no further photographs can be taken.
Choose Reset for File number sequence and then either format the
current memory card or insert a new memory card.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 249
A File Names
Photographs are stored as image files with names of the form
“DSC_nnnn.xxx,” where nnnn is a four-digit number between 0001 and
9999 assigned automatically in ascending order by the camera, and
xxx is one of the following three-letter extensions: “NEF” for NEF (RAW)
images, “JPG” for JPEG images, or “MOV” for movies. The NEF and JPEG
files recorded at a setting of NEF (RAW)+JPEG have the same file names
but different extensions. Copies created with image overlay (0 272)
and movie edit options (0 164) have file names beginning with
“DSC_” ; copies created with the other options in the retouch menu
have file names beginning with “CSC” (e.g., “CSC_0001.JPG”). Images
recorded with the Color space option in the shooting menu set to
Adobe RGB (0 225) have names that begin with an underscore (e.g.,
“_DSC0001.JPG”).
250 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Buttons
G button ➜ B setup menu
❚❚ Assign Fn Button
Choose the role played by the Fn button.
Fn button
Option
Description
Keeping the Fn button pressed, rotate the
Image quality/
v
command dial to select image quality and size
size
(0 85).
Keeping the Fn button pressed, rotate the
w ISO sensitivity
command dial to select ISO sensitivity (0 95).
Keeping the Fn button pressed, rotate the
m White balance command dial to select white balance (P, S, A, and M
modes only; 0 124).
Keeping the Fn button pressed, rotate the
Active
!
command dial to select Active D-Lighting (P, S, A,
D-Lighting
and M modes only; 0 122).
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 251
❚❚ Assign AE-L/AF-L Button
Choose the role played by the A (L)
button.
A (L) button
Option
B
AE/AF lock
C
AE lock only
E AE lock (Hold)
F
AF lock only
A AF-ON
Description
Focus and exposure lock while the A (L) button
is pressed.
Exposure locks while the A (L) button is
pressed.
Exposure locks when the A (L) button is
pressed, and remains locked until the button is
pressed a second time or the standby timer
expires.
Focus locks while the A (L) button is pressed.
The A (L) button initiates autofocus. The
shutter-release button can not be used to focus.
❚❚ Shutter-Release Button AE-L
If On is selected, exposure will lock when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
252 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Slot Empty Release Lock
G button ➜ B setup menu
If Release locked is selected, the shutter-release button is only
enabled when a memory card is inserted in the camera.
Selecting Enable release allows the shutter to be released when
no memory card is inserted, although no pictures will be
recorded (they will however be displayed in the monitor in
demo mode).
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 253
Print Date
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the date information imprinted on photographs as they
are taken. Date imprints can not be added to or removed from
existing photos.
Option
Off
a Date
b
Date and
time
c
Date
counter
Description
The time and date do not appear on photographs.
The date or date and
10 . 15 . 2013
time are imprinted on
photographs taken
10 . 15 . 2013 10 : 02
while this option is in
effect.
New photos are imprinted with a time stamp
showing the number of days between the date of
shooting and a selected date (see below).
At settings other than Off, the selected
option is indicated by a d icon in the
information display.
A Print Date
The date is recorded in the order selected for Time zone and date
(0 242). The imprinted data may be cropped out or rendered illegible
in copies created when images are retouched (0 263). The date does
not appear on panoramas or on NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW)+JPEG
images.
254 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
❚❚ Date Counter
Pictures taken while this option is in
effect are imprinted with the number of
days remaining until a future date or the
number of days elapsed since a past date.
Use it to track the growth of a child or
count down the days until a birthday or
wedding.
02 / 10 . 20 . 2013
Future date
(two days remaining)
02 / 10 . 24 . 2013
Past date
(two days elapsed)
The camera offers three slots for storing dates.
1 Enter the first date.
The first time you select Date counter,
you will be prompted to enter a date
for the first slot. Enter a date using the
multi selector and press J to exit to
the date list.
2 Enter additional dates or edit
existing dates.
To change a date or enter additional
dates, highlight a slot, press 2, and
enter a date as described above.
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3 Choose a date.
Highlight a slot in the date list and
press J.
4 Choose a date counter format.
Highlight Display options and press
2, then highlight a date format and
press J.
5 Exit the date counter menu.
Press J to exit the date counter menu.
256 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Storage Folder
G button ➜ B setup menu
Create, rename, or delete folders, or choose the folder in which
subsequent photographs will be stored.
• Select folder: Choose the folder in which subsequent
photographs will be stored.
D3300 (default
folder)
Current folder
Other folders (in
alphabetical order)
• New: Create a new folder and name it as described on page
244. Folder names can be up to five characters long.
• Rename: Select a folder from the list and rename it as described
on page 244.
• Delete: Delete all empty folders on the memory card.
D Folder Names
On the memory card, folder names are preceded by a three-digit folder
number assigned automatically by the camera (e.g., 100D3300). Each
folder can contain up to 999 photographs. During shooting, pictures
are stored in the highest-numbered folder with the selected name. If a
photograph is taken when the current folder is full or contains a
photograph numbered 9999, the camera will create a new folder by
adding 1 to the current folder number (e.g., 101D3300). The camera
treats folders with the same name but different folder numbers as the
same folder. For example, if the folder NIKON is selected for Storage
folder, photographs in all folders named NIKON (100NIKON,
101NIKON, 102NIKON, etc.) will be visible when Current is selected for
Playback folder (0 220). Renaming changes all folders with the same
name but leaves the folder numbers intact. Selecting Delete deletes
empty numbered folders but leaves other folders with the same name
intact.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 257
Accessory Terminal
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the role of the optional accessory connected to the
accessory terminal.
❚❚ Remote Control
Choose the functions performed using a remote cord or wireless
remote controller (0 308, 309).
Remote Shutter Release
Choose whether the shutter-release button on the optional
accessory is used for photography or movie recording.
Option
Description
The shutter-release button on the optional
y Take photos
accessory is used to take photographs.
The shutter-release button on the optional
accessory is used for movie recording. Press the
button halfway to start live view or to focus in AF-S
Record
z
and AF-F modes. Press the button all the way down
movies
to start or end recording. Use the camera a
button to end live view.
Assign Fn button
Choose the role played by the Fn buttons on wireless remote
controllers.
Option
Same as
=4 camera 4
button
a Live view
Description
The Fn button on the wireless remote controller
performs the function currently assigned to the
camera A (L) button (0 252).
The Fn button on the wireless remote controller
can be used to start and end live view.
258 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
❚❚ Location Data
This item is used to adjust settings for optional GP-1 or GP-1A
GPS units (0 309). The unit can be connected to the camera’s
accessory terminal (0 309) using the cable supplied with the
device, allowing information on the camera’s current position to
be recorded when photographs are taken (turn the camera off
before connecting the unit; for more information, see the
manual provided with the device).
The Location data menu contains the options listed below.
• Standby timer: Choose whether the exposure meters turn off
automatically when the unit is attached.
Option
Description
Exposure meters turn off automatically if no operations
are performed for the time selected for Auto off timers >
Standby timer in the setup menu (0 245; to allow the
Enable camera time to acquire location data, the delay is
extended by up to one minute after standby timer is
activated or the camera is turned on). This reduces the
drain on the battery.
Exposure meters do not turn off while the unit is
Disable
connected.
• Position: This item is only available if a GP-1 or GP-1A is
connected, when it displays the current latitude, longitude,
altitude, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as reported by
the unit.
• Set clock from satellite: Choose Yes to set the camera clock based
on the time provided by the satellite navigation system.
A Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
UTC data is provided by the location data satellite system and is
independent of the camera clock.
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A The Satellite Signal Indicator
Connection status is shown as follows:
• % (static): The camera has established
communication with the GPS unit.
• % (flashing): The unit is searching for a
signal. Pictures taken while the icon is
flashing do not include location data.
• No icon: No new location data have been
received from the unit for at least two
seconds. Pictures taken when the % icon is not displayed do not
include location data.
Video Mode
G button ➜ B setup menu
When connecting the camera to a television or VCR, be sure the
camera video mode matches the device video standard (NTSC or
PAL).
Wireless Mobile Adapter
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose whether the camera will establish wireless connections
with smart devices when an optional WU-1a wireless mobile
adapter (0 309) is attached to the camera USB and A/V
connector.
Option
Enable
Disable
Description
Enable wireless connections to smart devices running the
Wireless Mobile Utility.
Disable wireless connections to smart devices. Choose
this option in locations where the use of wireless devices
is prohibited. Selecting this option also reduces the drain
on the camera battery.
260 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Eye-Fi Upload
G button ➜ B setup menu
This option is displayed only when an Eye-Fi memory card
(available separately from third-party suppliers) is inserted in the
camera. Choose Enable to upload photographs to a preselected
destination. Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal
strength is insufficient.
Observe all local laws concerning wireless devices and choose
Disable where wireless devices are prohibited.
When an Eye-Fi card is inserted, its status
is indicated by an icon in the information
display:
• d: Eye-Fi upload disabled.
• e: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no
pictures available for upload.
• f (static): Eye-Fi upload enabled;
waiting to begin upload.
• f (animated): Eye-Fi upload enabled; uploading data.
• g: Error.
D Eye-Fi Cards
Whether due to errors or other causes, Eye-Fi cards may emit wireless
signals when Disable is selected. If a warning is displayed in the
monitor (0 337), turn the camera off and remove the card.
The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not
support other Eye-Fi functions. Be sure to keep the card firmware
updated. See the documentation provided with the Eye-Fi card for
more information; for information on the availability of Eye-Fi cards in
your country or region, contact the manufacturer.
Eye-Fi cards can not be used to upload photographs when an optional
WU-1a wireless mobile adapter is connected.
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup 261
A Using Eye-Fi Cards in Ad Hoc Mode
Additional time may be required when connecting using Eye-Fi cards
that support ad hoc mode. Select longer values for Auto off timers >
Standby timer in the setup menu (0 245).
Firmware Version
G button ➜ B setup menu
View the current camera firmware version.
262 B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
To display the retouch menu, press G and select the N
(retouch menu) tab.
G button
The retouch menu is used to create trimmed or retouched
copies of the photographs on the memory card, and is only
available when a memory card containing photographs is
inserted in the camera.
Option
0
Option
0
280
i D-Lighting
266 ( Distortion control
280
j Red-eye correction
267 ) Fisheye
281
k Trim
268 q Color outline
281
l Monochrome
269 U Photo illustration
282
m Filter effects
270 g Color sketch
282
n Color balance
271 r Perspective control
283
o Image overlay
272 u Miniature effect
284
0 NEF (RAW) processing
275 3 Selective color
164
1 Resize
277 f Edit movie
2 Quick retouch
279 p Side-by-side comparison *
286
e Straighten
279
* Available only if retouch menu is displayed by pressing P and selecting
Retouch in full-frame playback when a retouched image or original is
displayed.
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Creating Retouched Copies
To create a retouched copy:
1 Display retouch options.
Highlight the desired item
in the retouch menu and
press 2.
2 Select a picture.
Highlight a picture and
press J (to view the
highlighted picture full
screen, press and hold the X
button).
A Retouch
The camera may not be able to display or retouch images created
with other devices. If the image was recorded at image quality
settings of NEF (RAW) + JPEG (0 85), retouch options apply only to
the RAW copy.
3 Select retouch options.
For more information, see the section
for the selected item. To exit without
creating a retouched copy, press G.
264 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
4 Create a retouched copy.
Press J to create a
retouched copy. Except in
the photo information
“image only” page (0 172),
retouched copies are
indicated by a N icon.
A Creating Retouched Copies During Playback
To create a retouched copy of the picture currently displayed in fullframe playback (0 170), press P, then highlight Retouch and press J
and select a retouch option (Image overlay excluded).
A Retouching Copies
Most options can be applied to copies created using other retouch
options, although with the exceptions of Image overlay and Edit
movie > Choose start/end point, each option can be applied only
once (note that multiple edits may result in loss of detail). Options that
can not be applied to the current image are grayed out and
unavailable.
A Image Quality and Size
Except in the case of copies created with Trim and Resize, copies
created from JPEG images are the same size and quality as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as large
fine-quality JPEG images.
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D-Lighting
G button ➜ N retouch menu
D-Lighting brightens shadows, making it ideal for dark or backlit
photographs.
Before
D-Lighting
D-Lighting
(portrait subject)
Press 4 or 2 to choose the amount of correction performed; the
effect can be previewed in the edit display. Press J to copy the
photograph.
❚❚ Portrait Subjects
Select Portrait subjects to restrict D-Lighting to portrait
subjects.
A Portrait Subjects
The camera automatically selects up to three subjects for portrait
D-Lighting (note that portrait D-Lighting can not be applied to photos
taken with Off selected for Auto image rotation in the setup menu;
0 243). Depending on composition and how the subjects are posed,
the desired results may not be achieved; if you are not satisfied,
remove the check from Portrait subjects.
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Red-Eye Correction
G button ➜ N retouch menu
This option is used to correct “red-eye” caused by the flash, and
is available only with photographs taken using the flash. The
photograph selected for red-eye correction can be previewed in
the edit display. Confirm the effects of red-eye correction and
press J to create a copy. Note that red-eye correction may not
always produce the expected results and may in very rare
circumstances be applied to portions of the image that are not
affected by red-eye; check the preview thoroughly before
proceeding.
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Trim
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a cropped copy of the selected
photograph. The selected photograph is
displayed with the selected crop shown
in yellow; create a cropped copy as
described in the following table.
To
Increase size of crop
Reduce size of crop
Change crop aspect
ratio
Use
Description
Press the X button to increase the size of
X
the crop.
Press the W (Q) button to reduce the size of
W (Q)
the crop.
Rotate the command dial to switch
between aspect ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 5 : 4,
1 : 1, and 16 : 9.
Move crop
Use multi selector to position the crop.
Create copy
Save the current crop as a separate file.
A Image Size
The size of the copy (which varies with crop size and aspect ratio)
appears at upper left in the crop display.
A Viewing Cropped Copies
Playback zoom may not be available when cropped copies are
displayed.
268 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
Monochrome
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Copy photographs in Black-and-white,
Sepia, or Cyanotype (blue and white
monochrome).
Selecting Sepia or Cyanotype displays a
preview of the selected image; press 1
to increase color saturation, 3 to
decrease. Press J to create a
monochrome copy.
Increase saturation
Decrease saturation
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Filter Effects
G button ➜ N retouch menu
After adjusting filter effects as described below, press J to copy
the photograph.
Option
Description
Creates the effect of a skylight filter, making the picture
Skylight
less blue.
Creates a copy with warm tone filter effects, giving the
Warm filter
copy a “warm” red cast.
Intensify reds (Red
Red
intensifier intensifier), greens (Green
intensifier), or blues (Blue
Green
intensifier intensifier). Press 1 to
increase the effect, 3 to
Blue
decrease.
intensifier
Add starburst effects to light
sources.
• Number of points: Choose from
four, six, or eight.
• Filter amount: Choose the
brightness of the light
Cross screen
sources affected.
• Filter angle: Choose the angle of the points.
• Length of points: Choose the length of points.
• Confirm: Preview the effects of the filter. Press X to
preview the copy full frame.
• Save: Create a retouched copy.
Add a soft filter effect. Press 4
or 2 to choose the filter
strength.
Soft
270 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
Color Balance
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Use the multi selector to create a copy
with modified color balance as shown
below. Red, green, and blue histograms
(0 174) show the distribution of tones in
the copy.
Increase amount of green
Create retouched copy
Increase amount of blue
Increase amount of amber
Increase amount of magenta
A Zoom
To zoom in on the image displayed in the
monitor, press the X button. The histogram
will be updated to show data only for the
portion of the image displayed in the
monitor. While the image is zoomed in,
press the A (L) button to toggle back and
forth between color balance and zoom.
When zoom is selected, you can zoom in and out with the X and W (Q)
buttons and scroll the image with the multi selector.
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Image Overlay
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Image overlay combines two existing NEF (RAW) photographs to
create a single picture that is saved separately from the originals;
the results, which make use of RAW data from the camera image
sensor, are noticeably better than overlays created in an imaging
application. The new picture is saved at current image quality
and size settings; before creating an overlay, set image quality
and size (0 85, 87; all options are available). To create an NEF
(RAW) copy, choose an image quality of NEF (RAW).
+
1 Select Image overlay.
Highlight Image overlay in
the retouch menu and press
2.
The dialog shown at right
will be displayed, with Image 1
highlighted; press J to display a list
of the NEF (RAW) pictures created
with this camera.
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2 Select the first image.
Use the multi selector to
highlight the first
photograph in the overlay.
To view the highlighted
photograph full frame,
press and hold the X
button. Press J to select the highlighted photograph and
return to the preview display.
3 Select the second image.
The selected image will appear as Image 1. Highlight
Image 2 and press J, then select the second photo as
described in Step 2.
4 Adjust gain.
Highlight Image 1 or Image
2 and optimize exposure for
the overlay by pressing 1 or
3 to select gain from values
between 0.1 and 2.0.
Repeat for the second
image. The default value is 1.0; select 0.5 to halve gain or 2.0
to double it. The effects of gain are visible in the Preview
column.
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5 Preview the overlay.
Press 4 or 2 to place the
cursor in the Preview
column and press 1 or 3 to
highlight Overlay. Press J
to preview the overlay as
shown at right (to save the
overlay without displaying a preview, select Save). To return
to Step 4 and select new photos or adjust gain, press W (Q).
6 Save the overlay.
Press J while the preview is
displayed to save the
overlay. After an overlay is
created, the resulting image
will be displayed full-frame
in the monitor.
D Image Overlay
The overlay has the same photo info as the photograph selected for
Image 1.
274 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
NEF (RAW) Processing
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) photographs.
1 Select NEF (RAW)
processing.
Highlight NEF (RAW)
processing in the retouch
menu and press 2 to
display a picture selection
dialog listing only NEF
(RAW) images created with this camera.
2 Select a photograph.
Use the multi selector to
highlight a photograph (to
view the highlighted
photograph full frame,
press and hold the X
button). Press J to select
the highlighted photograph and proceed to the next step.
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3 Adjust NEF (RAW) processing settings.
Adjust the settings listed below. Note that white balance is
not available with pictures created with image overlay, and
that the effects of exposure compensation may differ from
those that might have been expected when the photograph
was taken.
Image quality (0 85)
Image size (0 87)
White balance (0 124)
Exposure compensation
(0 118)
Picture Control (0 135)
High ISO NR
Color space (0 225)
D-Lighting (0 266)
4 Copy the photograph.
Highlight EXE and press J
to create a JPEG copy of the
selected photograph. To
exit without copying the
photograph, press the G
button.
276 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
Resize
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create small copies of one or more selected photographs.
1 Select Resize.
Highlight Resize in the
retouch menu and press 2.
2 Choose a size.
Highlight Choose size and
press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
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3 Choose pictures.
Highlight Select image and
press 2.
Highlight pictures using the
multi selector and press the W (Q)
button to select or deselect (to view
the highlighted picture full screen,
press and hold the X button).
Selected pictures are marked by a 1
icon. Press J when the selection is
complete.
W (Q) button
4 Save the resized copies.
A confirmation dialog will
be displayed. Highlight Yes
and press J to save the
resized copies.
A Viewing Resized Copies
Playback zoom may not be available when resized copies are
displayed.
278 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
Quick Retouch
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies with enhanced saturation
and contrast. D-Lighting is applied as
required to brighten dark or backlit
subjects.
Press 4 or 2 to choose the amount of
enhancement. Press J to copy the
photograph.
Straighten
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a straightened copy of the
selected image. Press 2 to rotate the
image clockwise by up to five degrees in
increments of approximately 0.25
degrees, 4 to rotate it counterclockwise
(note that edges of the image will be
trimmed to create a rectangular copy).
Press J to save the retouched copy.
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies 279
Distortion Control
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies with reduced peripheral
distortion. Select Auto to let the camera
correct distortion automatically and then
make fine adjustments using the multi
selector, or select Manual to reduce
distortion manually (note that Auto is
not available with photos taken using
auto distortion control; see page 225).
Press 2 to reduce barrel distortion, 4 to reduce pin-cushion
distortion (note that greater amounts of distortion control result
in more of the edges being cropped out). Press J to save the
retouched copy.
D Auto
Auto is for use only with pictures taken with type G, E, and D lenses
(PC, fisheye, and certain other lenses excluded); results are not
guaranteed with other lenses.
Fisheye
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies that appear to have been
taken with a fisheye lens. Press 2 to
increase the effect (this also increases the
amount that will be cropped out at the
edges of the image), 4 to reduce it. Press
J to save the retouched copy.
280 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
Color Outline
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create an outline copy of a photograph
to use as a base for painting. Press J to
save the retouched copy.
Before
After
Photo Illustration
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Sharpen outlines and simplify coloring
for a poster effect. Press 2 or 4 to make
outlines thicker or thinner. Press J to
save the retouched copy.
Before
After
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies 281
Color Sketch
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a copy of a photograph that
resembles a sketch made with colored
pencils. Press 1 or 3 to highlight
Vividness or Outlines and press 4 or 2
to change. Vividness can be increased to
make colors more saturated, or
decreased for a washed-out,
monochromatic effect, while outlines can be made thicker or
thinner. Thicker outlines make colors more saturated. Press J
to save the retouched copy.
Perspective Control
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies that reduce the effects of
perspective taken from the base of a tall
object. Use the multi selector to adjust
perspective (note that greater amounts
of perspective control result in more of
the edges being cropped out). Press J
to save the retouched copy.
Before
282 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
After
Miniature Effect
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works
best with photos taken from a high vantage point. The area that
will be in focus in the copy is indicated by a yellow frame.
To
Choose
orientation
Choose area in
focus
Press
Description
Press W (Q) to choose orientation of area that is
W (Q)
in focus.
If area of effect is in
wide orientation, press
1 or 3 to position
frame showing area of
copy that will be in
focus.
Area in focus
If area of effect is in tall
orientation, press 4 or
2 to position frame
showing area of copy
that will be in focus.
If area of effect is in wide orientation, press 4 or
2 to choose height.
Choose size
If area of effect is in tall orientation, press 1 or 3
to choose width.
Create copy
Create copy.
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies 283
Selective Color
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color.
1 Select Selective color.
Highlight Selective color in
the retouch menu and press
2.
2 Select a photograph.
Highlight a photograph and
press J (to view the
highlighted photograph full
frame, press and hold the X
button).
3 Select a color.
Use the multi selector to position the
cursor over an object and press A
(L) to select the color of the object
as one that will remain in the final
copy (the camera may have difficulty
detecting unsaturated colors; choose A (L) button
a saturated color). To zoom in on the Selected color
picture for precise color selection,
press X. Press W (Q) to zoom out.
284 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
4 Highlight the color range.
Color range
Rotate the command dial to
highlight the color range for
the selected color.
5 Choose the color range.
Press 1 or 3 to increase or
decrease the range of
similar hues that will be
included in the final
photograph. Choose from
values between 1 and 7;
note that higher values may include hues from other colors.
6 Select additional colors.
To select additional colors,
rotate the command dial to
highlight another of the
three color boxes at the top
of the display and repeat
Steps 3–5 to select another
color. Repeat for a third color if desired. To deselect the
highlighted color, press O (To remove all colors, press and
hold O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes).
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies 285
7 Save the edited copy.
Press J to copy the
photograph.
Side-by-side Comparison
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Compare retouched copies to the original photographs. This
option is only available if the retouch menu is displayed by
pressing the P button and selecting Retouch when a copy or
original is played back full frame.
1 Select a picture.
Select a retouched copy (shown by a
N icon) or a photograph that has
been retouched in full-frame
playback. Press P, then highlight
Retouch and press J.
P button
286 N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
2 Select Side-by-side
comparison.
Highlight Side-by-side
comparison in the retouch
menu and press J.
3 Compare the copy with the
Options used to create
original.
copy
The source image is
displayed on the left, the
retouched copy on the
right, with the options used
to create the copy listed at
the top of the display. Press
4 or 2 to switch between
Source
Retouched
image
copy
the source image and the
retouched copy. To view
the highlighted picture full frame, press and hold the X
button. If the copy was created from two images using
Image overlay, press 1 or 3 to view the other source image.
If multiple copies exist for the current source image, press 1
or 3 to view the other copies. Press J to return to playback
with the highlighted image displayed.
D Side-by-side comparison
The source image will not be displayed if the copy was created from a
photograph that has since been deleted or that was protected when
the copy was made (0 184).
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies 287
m Recent Settings
To display the recent settings menu, press G and select the m
(recent settings) tab.
G button
The recent settings menu lists the 20
most recently used settings. Press 1 or
3 to highlight an option and press 2 to
select.
A Removing Items from the Recent Settings Menu
To remove an item from the recent settings menu, highlight it and
press the O button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O
again to delete the selected item.
288 m Recent Settings
Technical Notes
Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories,
cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error
message is displayed or you encounter problems using the
camera.
Compatible Lenses
Compatible CPU Lenses
This camera supports autofocus with AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses
only. AF-S lenses have names beginning with AF-S, AF-I lenses
names beginning with AF-I. Autofocus is not supported with
other autofocus (AF) lenses. The following table lists the features
available with compatible lenses in viewfinder photography:
Camera setting
AF
Lens/accessory
AF-S, AF-I NIKKOR
z
Other type G or D AF NIKKOR
—
PC-E NIKKOR series 2, 3
—
PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D 5
—
AF-S/AF-I teleconverter 6
z7
Other AF NIKKOR (except lenses
—
for F3AF)
AI-P NIKKOR
—
Focus
MF (with
electronic
rangefinder)
z
z
z4
z4
z7
Mode
Metering
L
Other
M
MF M
modes 3D Color N
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
—
z
z
z
z
z
z
—
—
—
—
—
z1
z1
z1
z1
z1
z8
z z
z
—
✔
z1
z9
z z
z
—
✔
z1
1 Spot metering meters selected focus point (0 114).
2 Observe due caution when tilting or shifting PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED lenses, as they may
contact the camera body and cause damage or injury.
3 Shifting and/or tilting the lens interferes with exposure.
Technical Notes 289
4 Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
5 Optimal exposure will only be achieved if the lens is at maximum aperture and the lens is not
shifted or tilted.
6 AF-S or AF-I lens required.
7 With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
8 When AF 80–200mm f/2.8, AF 35–70mm f/2.8, AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 (New), or
AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 lenses are zoomed all the way in at the minimum focus distance, the
in-focus indicator may be displayed when the image on the matte screen in the viewfinder is
not in focus. Focus manually until image in viewfinder is in focus.
9 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
• Noise in the form of lines may appear during autofocus when movies
are recorded at high ISO sensitivities. Use manual focus or focus lock.
D IX NIKKOR Lenses
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used.
290 Technical Notes
A Identifying CPU and Type G, E, and D Lenses
CPU lenses can be identified by the presence of CPU contacts, type G,
E, and D lenses by a letter on the lens barrel. Type G and E lenses are
not equipped with a lens aperture ring.
CPU contacts
Aperture ring
CPU lens
Type G or E lens
Type D lens
When using a CPU lens equipped with an aperture ring, lock the
aperture ring at the minimum aperture (highest f-number).
A Matrix Metering
For matrix metering, the camera uses a 420-pixel RGB sensor to set
exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and, with
type G, E, or D lenses, distance information (3D color matrix metering
II; with other CPU lenses, the camera uses color matrix metering II;
which does not include 3D distance information).
Technical Notes 291
Compatible Non-CPU Lenses
Non-CPU lenses may only be used when the camera is in mode
M. Selecting another mode disables the shutter release.
Aperture must be adjusted manually via the lens aperture ring
and the camera metering system, i-TTL flash control, and other
features requiring a CPU lens can not be used. Some non-CPU
lenses can not be used; see “Incompatible Accessories and NonCPU Lenses,” below.
Camera setting
Focus
MF (with electronic
rangefinder)
Mode
Other
M
modes
AF
MF
Lens/accessory
AI-, AI-modified NIKKOR or Nikon
—
z1
z z2
Series E lenses
Medical NIKKOR 120mm f/4
—
z
z z 2, 3
Reflex NIKKOR
—
—
z z2
PC NIKKOR
—
z4
z z2
5
AI-type Teleconverter
—
z
z z2
PB-6 Bellows Focusing Attachment 6 —
z1
z z2
Auto extension rings (PK-series 11A,
—
z1
z z2
12, or 13; PN-11)
1 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
2 Exposure indicator can not be used.
3 Can be used at shutter speeds slower than flash sync speed by one step or more.
4 Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
5 With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
6 Attach in vertical orientation (can be used in horizontal orientation once attached).
292 Technical Notes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
D Incompatible Accessories and Non-CPU Lenses
The following accessories and non-CPU lenses can NOT be used with
the D3300:
• TC-16A AF teleconverter
• Non-AI lenses
• Lenses that require the AU-1 focusing unit (400mm f/4.5, 600mm
f/5.6, 800mm f/8, 1200mm f/11)
• Fisheye (6mm f/5.6, 7.5mm f/5.6, 8mm f/8, OP 10mm f/5.6)
• 2.1cm f/4
• Extension Ring K2
• 180–600mm f/8 ED (serial numbers 174041–174180)
• 360–1200mm f/11 ED (serial numbers 174031–174127)
• 200–600mm f/9.5 (serial numbers 280001–300490)
• AF lenses for the F3AF (AF 80mm f/2.8, AF 200mm f/3.5 ED,
AF Teleconverter TC-16)
• PC 28mm f/4 (serial number 180900 or earlier)
• PC 35mm f/2.8 (serial numbers 851001–906200)
• PC 35mm f/3.5 (old type)
• Reflex 1000mm f/6.3 (old type)
• Reflex 1000mm f/11 (serial numbers 142361–143000)
• Reflex 2000mm f/11 (serial numbers 200111–200310)
Technical Notes 293
D AF-Assist Illumination
The AF-assist illuminator has a range of about 0.5–3.0 m (1 ft 8 in.–9 ft
10 in.); when using the illuminator, use a lens with a focal length of 18–
200 mm and remove the lens hood. AF-assist illumination is not
available with the following lenses:
• AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 28–300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 55–300mm f/4.5–5.6G ED VR
• AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70–200mm f/2.8G IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
• AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80–200mm f/2.8D IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 80–400mm f/4.5–5.6G ED VR
• AF-S VR Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II
• AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200–400mm f/4G IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 200–400mm f/4G ED VR II
At ranges under 1 m (3 ft 3 in.), the following lenses may block the AFassist illuminator and interfere with autofocus when lighting is poor:
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 10–24mm f/3.5–4.5G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED
• AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17–55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
• AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G IF-ED
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II
• AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G ED
• AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24–120mm f/3.5–5.6G IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G
• AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28–70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
• AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED
• AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/4G ED VR
• AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
• AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G
• AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
294 Technical Notes
D The Built-in Flash
The built-in flash can be used with lens focal lengths of 18–300 mm,
although in some cases the flash may be unable to entirely light the
subject at some ranges or focal lengths due to shadows cast by the
lens (see the illustration below), while lenses that block the subject’s
view of the red-eye reduction lamp may interfere with red-eye
reduction. Remove lens hoods to prevent shadows.
Shadow
Shadow
The flash has a minimum range of 0.6 m and can not be used in the
macro range of macro zoom lenses. The flash may be unable to light
the entire subject with the following lenses at ranges less than those
given below:
Lens
AF-S DX NIKKOR 10–24mm
f/3.5–4.5G ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12–24mm
f/4G IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 16–35mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S DX NIKKOR 16–85mm
f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17–35mm
f/2.8D IF-ED
Zoom position
Minimum distance
without vignetting
24 mm
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
24 mm
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
35 mm
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
24–85 mm
No vignetting
28 mm
35 mm
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
Technical Notes 295
Lens
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17–55mm
f/2.8G IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 18–35mm f/3.5–4.5G ED
AF Zoom-Nikkor 18–35mm
f/3.5–4.5D IF-ED
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18–70mm
f/3.5–4.5G IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm
f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18–135mm
f/3.5–5.6G IF-ED
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–140mm
f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18–200mm
f/3.5–5.6G IF-ED,
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–200mm
f/3.5–5.6G ED VR II
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–300mm
f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
AF Zoom-Nikkor 20–35mm
f/2.8D IF
AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
AF-S NIKKOR 24–70mm f/2.8G ED
296 Technical Notes
28 mm
35 mm
45–55 mm
24 mm
28 mm
35 mm
24 mm
28–35 mm
18 mm
24–70 mm
18 mm
24 mm
35–105 mm
18 mm
24–135 mm
24 mm
35–140 mm
Minimum distance
without vignetting
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
2.5 m/ 8 ft 2 in.
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
2.0 m/ 6 ft 7 in.
No vignetting
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
24 mm
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
35–200 mm
No vignetting
35–300 mm
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
24 mm
28 mm
35 mm
24 mm
35 mm
50–70 mm
2.5 m/ 8 ft 2 in.
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
No vignetting
Zoom position
Lens
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24–120mm
f/3.5–5.6G IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 24–120mm f/4G ED VR
AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28–70mm
f/2.8D IF-ED
AF-S NIKKOR 28–300mm
f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200–400mm
f/4G IF-ED,
AF-S NIKKOR 200–400mm f/4G ED VR II
Zoom position
24 mm
28–120 mm
24 mm
28–120 mm
35 mm
50–70 mm
28 mm
35 mm
50–300 mm
200 mm
250 mm
300 mm
24 mm
Minimum distance
without vignetting
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
No vignetting
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
No vignetting
1.5 m/ 4 ft 11 in.
1.0 m/ 3 ft 3 in.
No vignetting
4.0 m/ 13 ft 2 in.
3.0 m/9 ft 10 in.
2.5 m/8 ft 2 in.
3.0 m/9 ft 10 in.
PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED *
* When not shifted or tilted.
When used with the AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED, the flash will be
unable to light the entire subject at all ranges.
Technical Notes 297
A Calculating Angle of View
The size of the area exposed by a 35mm camera is 36 × 24 mm. The
size of the area exposed by the D3300, in contrast, is 23.5 × 15.6 mm,
meaning that the angle of view of a 35mm camera is approximately 1.5
times that of the D3300. The approximate focal length of lenses for the
D3300 in 35mm format can be calculated by multiplying the focal
length of the lens by about 1.5.
Picture size (35mm format)
(36 × 24 mm)
Lens
Picture diagonal
Picture size (D3300)
(23.5 × 15.6 mm)
Angle of view (35mm format)
Angle of view (D3300)
298 Technical Notes
Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)
The camera supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
and can be used with CLS-compatible flash units. The built-in
flash will not fire when an optional flash unit is attached.
Flash Units Compatible with the Creative
Lighting System (CLS)
The camera can be used with the following CLS-compatible flash
units:
Flash unit
Feature
SB-910 1 SB-900 1 SB-800 SB-700 1 SB-600 SB-400 2 SB-300 2 SB-R200 3
Guide ISO 100 34/111 34/111 38/125 28/92 30/98 21/69 18/59 10/33
No. 4 ISO 200 48/157 48/157 53/174 39/128 42/138 30/98 25/82 14/46
1 If a color filter is attached to the SB-910, SB-900, or SB-700 when AUTO or N (flash) is selected
for white balance, the camera will automatically detect the filter and adjust white balance
appropriately.
2 Wireless flash control is not available.
3 Controlled remotely using optional SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 flash unit or SU-800
wireless Speedlight commander.
4 m/ft, 20 °C (68 °F), SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and SB-600 at 35 mm zoom head position;
SB-910, SB-900, and SB-700 with standard illumination.
• The SU-800 wireless speedlight commander: When mounted on a
CLS-compatible camera, the SU-800 can be used as a
commander for remote SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700,
SB-600, or SB-R200 flash units in up to three groups. The
SU-800 itself is not equipped with a flash.
Technical Notes 299
A The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
Nikon’s advanced Creative Lighting System (CLS) offers improved
communication between the camera and compatible flash units for
improved flash photography. Refer to the documentation provided
with the flash unit for details.
A Guide Number
To calculate the range of the flash at full power, divide the Guide
Number by the aperture. If, for example, the flash unit has a Guide
Number of 34 m or 111 ft (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F); its range at an aperture
of f/5.6 is 34÷5.6 or about 6.1 meters (or in feet, 111÷5.6=approximately
19 ft 10 in.). For each twofold increase in ISO sensitivity, multiply the
Guide Number by the square root of two (approximately 1.4).
300 Technical Notes
The following features are available with CLS-compatible flash
units:
z
SB-300
Single flash
Master
Advanced Wireless Lighting
i-TTL
balanced fillflash for
i-TTL digital SLR 1
Standard
i-TTL flash for
digital SLR
AA Auto aperture
A Non-TTL auto
DistanceGN priority
manual
M Manual
Repeating
RPT
flash
Remote flash
control
i-TTL i-TTL
Quick wireless
[A:B]
flash control
AA Auto aperture
A Non-TTL auto
M Manual
Repeating
RPT
flash
SB-400
SB-R200
SB-600
SB-700
SB-800
SB-910
SB-900
CLS-compatible flash units
SU-800
Close-up
Commander
photography
z z z
—
—
— z z
z2 z2 z z2
—
—
— z z
z3 z3 — —
z3 z3 — —
—
—
—
—
— — —
— — —
z
z z —
—
—
— — —
z
z z z
—
—
— z4 z4
z
z — —
—
—
— — —
z
z z —
z
z
— — —
z
z z —
—
—
— — —
— — z —
—
z
— — —
z z — —
z z — —
z z z —
—
—
—
—
—
—
— — —
— — —
— — —
z
—
—
— — —
5
5
z — —
Technical Notes 301
z z z
—
—
z — —
z z — —
z z — —
z z z z
—
—
—
—
—
—
— — —
— — —
z — —
z
z z z
—
—
— — —
z
z z z
—
—
— z z
z z z z
z z z z
— — — —
z
—
—
—
—
—
— — —
— z —
— z z
z — z —
—
—
— — z
SB-600
SB-700
SB-800
SB-910
SB-900
Remote
Advanced Wireless Lighting
i-TTL i-TTL
Quick wireless
[A:B]
flash control
AA Auto aperture
A Non-TTL auto
M Manual
Repeating
RPT
flash
Flash Color Information
Communication
AF-assist for multi-area AF
Red-eye reduction
Camera flash mode selection
Camera flash unit firmware
update
5
5
SB-300
z
SB-400
SB-R200
z
CLS-compatible flash units
SU-800
Close-up
Commander
photography
z z z
—
—
z — —
1 Not available with spot metering.
2 Can also be selected with flash unit.
3 AA/A mode selection performed on flash unit using custom settings. A is selected when a nonCPU lens is used.
4 Can only be selected with camera (0 230).
5 When a non-CPU lens is used, non-TTL auto (A) is used regardless of mode selected with flash
unit.
302 Technical Notes
❚❚ Other Flash Units
The following flash units can be used in non-TTL auto and
manual modes. Use with the camera in exposure mode S or M
and a shutter speed of 1/200 s or slower selected.
SB-80DX,
SB-30, SB-27 2, SB-23,
SB-28DX,
SB-22S,
SB-22, SB-29 3,
SB-50DX 1
SB-28, SB-26,
SB-20, SB-16B, SB-21B 3,
SB-25, SB-24
SB-15
SB-29S 3
Flash mode
A Non-TTL auto
z
—
z
—
M Manual
z
z
z
z
G Repeating flash
z
—
—
—
z
z
z
z
REAR Rear-curtain sync 4
1 Select mode P, S, A, or M, lower built-in flash, and use optional flash unit only.
2 Flash mode is automatically set to TTL and shutter-release is disabled. Set flash unit to A (nonTTL auto flash).
3 Autofocus is available with AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED and AF-S Micro NIKKOR
60mm f/2.8G ED lenses only.
4 Available when camera is used to select flash mode.
Flash unit
A The AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter
When the AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately) is
mounted on the camera accessory shoe, flash accessories can be
connected via a sync cable.
D Use Only Nikon Flash Accessories
Use only Nikon flash units. Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V
applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent normal
operation, but damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash. Before
using a Nikon flash unit not listed in this section, contact a Nikonauthorized service representative for more information.
Technical Notes 303
D Notes on Optional Flash Units
Refer to the Speedlight manual for detailed instructions. If the flash
unit supports CLS, refer to the section on CLS-compatible digital SLR
cameras. The D3300 is not included in the “digital SLR” category in the
SB-80DX, SB-28DX, and SB-50DX manuals.
If an optional flash unit is attached in shooting modes other than j, %,
3, ), and I, the flash will fire with every shot, even in modes in which
the built-in flash can not be used.
i-TTL flash control can be used at ISO sensitivities between 100 and
12800. At high ISO sensitivities, noise (lines) may appear in photos
taken with some optional flash units; if this occurs, choose a lower
value. At values over 12800, the desired results may not be achieved at
some ranges or aperture settings. If the flash-ready indicator flashes
for about three seconds after a photograph is taken, the flash has fired
at full power and the photograph may be underexposed (CLScompatible flash units only; for information on the exposure and flash
charge indicators on other units, see the manual provided with the
flash).
When an SC-series 17, 28, or 29 sync cable is used for off-camera flash
photography, correct exposure may not be achieved in i-TTL mode.
We recommend that you choose spot metering to select standard
i-TTL flash control. Take a test shot and view the results in the monitor.
In i-TTL, use the flash panel or bounce adapter provided with the flash
unit. Do not use other panels such as diffusion panels, as this may
produce incorrect exposure.
If the controls on the optional SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 or
SB-600 flash unit or SU-800 wireless Speedlight commander are used
to set flash compensation, Y will appear in the information display.
304 Technical Notes
The SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, and SB-400 provide redeye reduction, while the SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, and
SU-800 provide AF-assist illumination with the following restrictions:
• SB-910 and SB-900: AF-assist
illumination is available with
17–135 mm AF lenses,
however, autofocus is available
only with the focus points
shown at right.
• SB-800, SB-600, and SU-800: AFassist illumination is available
with 24–105 mm AF lenses,
however, autofocus is available
only with the focus points
shown at right.
• SB-700: AF-assist illumination is
available with 24–135 mm AF
lenses, however, autofocus is
available only with the focus
points shown at right.
17–105 mm
106–135 mm
24–34 mm
35–105 mm
24–135 mm
Technical Notes 305
Other Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available
for the D3300.
Power
sources
Filters
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a (0 14): Additional
EN-EL14a batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives. EN-EL14
batteries can also be used.
• Battery Charger MH-24 (0 14): Recharge EN-EL14a and
EN-EL14 batteries.
• Power Connector EP-5A, AC Adapter EH-5b: These accessories can
be used to power the camera for extended periods (EH-5a
and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). A power
connector EP-5A is required to connect the camera to the
EH-5b, EH-5a, or EH-5; see page 311 for details.
• Filters intended for special-effects photography may
interfere with autofocus or the electronic rangefinder.
• The D3300 can not be used with linear polarizing filters.
Use C-PL or C-PL II circular polarizing filters instead.
• NC filters are recommended for protecting the lens.
• To prevent ghosting, use of a filter is not recommended
when the subject is framed against a bright light, or when
a bright light source is in the frame.
• Center-weighted metering is recommended with filters
with exposure factors (filter factors) over 1 × (Y44, Y48,
Y52, O56, R60, X0, X1, C-PL, ND2S, ND4, ND4S, ND8, ND8S,
ND400, A2, A12, B2, B8, B12). See the filter manual for
details.
306 Technical Notes
Viewfinder
eyepiece
accessories
Software
• DK-5 Eyepiece Cap (0 73): Prevents light entering via the
viewfinder from appearing in the photograph or
interfering with exposure.
• DK-20C Eyepiece Correction Lenses: Lenses are available with
diopters of –5, –4, –3, –2, 0, +0.5, +1, +2, and +3 m–1 when
the camera diopter adjustment control is in the neutral
position (–1 m–1). Use eyepiece correction lenses only if
the desired focus can not be achieved with the built in
diopter adjustment control (–1.7 to +0.5 m–1). Test
eyepiece correction lenses before purchase to ensure that
the desired focus can be achieved. The rubber eyecup
can not be used with eyepiece correction lenses.
• Magnifier DG-2: The DG-2 magnifies the scene displayed in
the center of the viewfinder for greater precision during
focusing. Eyepiece adapter required (available
separately).
• Eyepiece Adapter DK-22: The DK-22 is used when attaching
the DG-2 magnifier.
• Right-Angle Viewing Attachment DR-6: The DR-6 attaches at a
right angle to the viewfinder eyepiece, allowing the
image in the viewfinder to be viewed at right angles to
the lens (for example, from directly above when the
camera is horizontal).
• Capture NX 2: A complete photo editing package offering
such features as white balance adjustment and color
control points.
Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software. Most Nikon
software offers an auto update feature (Nikon Message
Center 2) when the computer is connected to the Internet.
See the websites listed on page xviii for the latest
information on supported operating systems.
Technical Notes 307
Body cap
Accessory
shoe covers
Remote
controls/
wireless
remote
controller
Body Cap BF-1B/Body Cap BF-1A: The body cap keeps the mirror,
viewfinder screen, and image sensor free of dust when a
lens is not in place.
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1: A cover protecting the accessory
shoe. The accessory shoe is used for optional flash units.
• Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (0 97): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
CR2025 battery.
Pressing the battery-chamber latch to the right (q),
insert a fingernail into the gap and open the battery
chamber (w). Ensure that the battery is inserted in the
correct orientation (r).
• Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10/WR-T10: When a WR-R10
wireless remote controller is attached, the camera can be
controlled wirelessly using a WR-T10 wireless remote
controller (0 99, 258).
• Wireless Remote Controller WR-1 (0 99, 258): WR-1 units are
used in groups of two or more, with one functioning as a
transmitter and the remaining units acting as receivers.
The receivers are attached to the accessory terminals of
one or more cameras, allowing the transmitter to be used
to release the camera shutters.
308 Technical Notes
Microphones Stereo Microphone ME-1 (0 161)
The D3300 is equipped with an
accessory terminal for WR-1 and
WR-R10 wireless remote controllers
Accessory
(0 99, 258), MC-DC2 remote cords
(0 110, 258), and GP-1/GP-1A GPS
terminal
accessories units (0 259), which connect with
the 4 mark on the connector
aligned with the 2 next to the accessory terminal (close
the connector cover when the terminal is not in use).
• UC-E17 and UC-E6 USB cables (0 204, 208): The supplied
UC-E17 cable is not available for separate purchase;
USB and A/V purchase UC-E6 cables instead.
connector
• EG-CP14 audio/video cables
accessories • Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a (0 260): Supports two-way
communication between the camera and smart devices
running the Wireless Mobile Utility.
A Optional Accessories
Availability may vary with country or region. See our website or
brochures for the latest information.
Technical Notes 309
Approved Memory Cards
The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved
for use in the D3300. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are
recommended for movie recording. Recording may end
unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.
SD memory
cards
SanDisk
Toshiba
SDHC memory cards 2
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
SDXC memory
cards 3
64 GB
4 GB, 6 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB,
48 GB, 64 GB
32 GB
Lexar Media
—
Platinum II
64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Professional
64 GB, 128 GB
Full-HD Video
—
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
—
1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used support 2 GB
cards.
2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are SDHCcompliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card
will be used are SDXC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-I.
Panasonic
2 GB 1
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
310 Technical Notes
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter
Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power
connector and AC adapter.
1 Ready the camera.
Open the battery-chamber (q) and
power connector (w) covers.
2 Insert the EP-5A power connector.
Be sure to insert the connector in the
orientation shown, using the
connector to keep the orange battery
latch pressed to one side. Be sure the
connector is fully inserted.
3 Close the battery-chamber cover.
Position the power connector cable so
that it passes through the power
connector slot and close the batterychamber cover.
Technical Notes 311
4 Connect the AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC
adapter (e) and the EP-5A power cable to the DC socket (r).
A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is
powered by the AC adapter and power connector.
312 Technical Notes
Caring for the Camera
Storage
When the camera will not be used for an extended period,
remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the
terminal cover in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the
camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera
with naphtha or camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F) or below
–10 °C (14 °F)
Cleaning
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or
seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened
Camera
in distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or
body
other foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage
not covered under warranty.
These glass elements are easily damaged. Remove dust
Lens, mirror, and lint with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the
and
can vertical to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove
viewfinder fingerprints and other stains, apply a small amount of lens
cleaner to a soft cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing
fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a
Monitor
soft cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as this
could result in damage or malfunction.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Technical Notes 313
Image Sensor Cleaning
If you suspect that dirt or dust on the image sensor is appearing
in photographs, you can clean the sensor using the Clean image
sensor option in the setup menu. The sensor can be cleaned at
any time using the Clean now option, or cleaning can be
performed automatically when the camera is turned on or off.
❚❚ “Clean Now”
1 Place the camera base down.
Image sensor cleaning is most
effective when the camera is placed
base down as shown at right.
2 Select Clean image sensor in the
setup menu.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Clean image
sensor in the setup menu (0 231)
and press 2.
G button
314 Technical Notes
3 Select Clean now.
Highlight Clean now and
press J.
The camera will check the image
sensor and then begin cleaning. 1
flashes in the viewfinder and other
operations can not be performed. Do
not remove or disconnect the power
source until cleaning is complete and
the message shown at right is no
longer displayed.
Technical Notes 315
❚❚ “Clean at Startup/Shutdown”
1 Select Clean at startup/
shutdown.
Select Clean image sensor,
then highlight Clean at
startup/shutdown and
press 2.
2 Select an option.
Highlight an option and
press J. Choose from
Clean at startup, Clean at
shutdown, Clean at
startup & shutdown, and
Cleaning off.
D Image Sensor Cleaning
Using camera controls during startup interrupts image sensor
cleaning.
Cleaning is performed by vibrating the image sensor. If dust can not
be fully removed using the options in the Clean image sensor menu,
clean the image sensor manually (0 317) or consult a Nikonauthorized service representative.
If image sensor cleaning is performed several times in succession,
image sensor cleaning may be temporarily disabled to protect the
camera’s internal circuitry. Cleaning can be performed again after a
short wait.
316 Technical Notes
❚❚ Manual Cleaning
If foreign matter can not be removed from the image sensor
using the Clean image sensor option in the setup menu
(0 314), the sensor can be cleaned manually as described
below. Note, however, that the sensor is extremely delicate and
easily damaged. Nikon recommends that the sensor be cleaned
only by Nikon-authorized service personnel.
1 Charge the battery.
A reliable power source is required when inspecting or
cleaning the image sensor. Be sure the battery is fully
charged before proceeding.
2 Remove the lens.
Turn the camera off and remove the lens.
3 Select Lock mirror up for cleaning.
Turn the camera on and press the G
button to display the menus.
Highlight Lock mirror up for
cleaning in the setup menu and press
2 (note that this option is not
G button
available at battery levels of H or
below).
Technical Notes 317
4 Press J.
The message shown at right will be
displayed in the monitor.
5 Raise the mirror.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down. The mirror will be
raised and the shutter curtain will
open, revealing the image sensor.
6 Examine the image sensor.
Holding the camera so that light falls
on the image sensor, examine the
interior of the camera for dust or lint.
If no foreign objects are present,
proceed to Step 8.
7 Clean the sensor.
Remove any dust and lint from the
sensor with a blower. Do not use a
blower-brush, as the bristles could
damage the sensor. Dirt that can not
be removed with a blower can only be
removed by Nikon-authorized service
personnel. Under no circumstances should you touch or
wipe the sensor.
318 Technical Notes
8 Turn the camera off.
The mirror will return to the down position and the shutter
curtain will close. Replace the lens or body cap.
A Use a Reliable Power Source
The shutter curtain is delicate and easily damaged. If the camera
powers off while the mirror is raised, the curtain will close
automatically. To prevent damage to the curtain, observe the
following precautions:
• Do not turn the camera off or remove or disconnect the power source
while the mirror is raised.
• If the battery runs low while the mirror is raised, a beep will sound
and the self-timer lamp will flash to warn that the shutter curtain will
close and the mirror will be lowered after about two minutes. End
cleaning or inspection immediately.
Technical Notes 319
D Foreign Matter on the Image Sensor
Nikon takes every possible precaution to prevent foreign matter from
coming into contact with the image sensor during production and
shipping. The D3300, however, is designed to be used with
interchangeable lenses, and foreign matter may enter the camera
when lenses are removed or exchanged. Once inside the camera, this
foreign matter may adhere to the image sensor, where it may appear in
photographs taken under certain conditions. To protect the camera
when no lens is in place, be sure to replace the body cap provided with
the camera, being careful to first remove all dust and other foreign
matter that may be adhering to the body cap. Avoid exchanging
lenses in dusty environments.
Should foreign matter find its way onto the image sensor, clean the
sensor as described above, or have the sensor cleaned by authorized
Nikon service personnel. Photographs affected by the presence of
foreign matter on the sensor can be retouched using Capture NX 2
(available separately; 0 307) or the clean image options available in
some third-party imaging applications.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are
particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any
accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses or optional
flash units, should be included when the camera is inspected or
serviced.
320 Technical Notes
Caring for the Camera and Battery:
Cautions
Caring for the Camera
Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if
immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the
internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such
as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold
day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent
condensation, place the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before
exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
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.
Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do not leave the lens pointed at the
sun or other strong light source for an extended period. Intense light
may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect
in photographs.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source: Do not
unplug the product or remove the battery while the product is on or
while images are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in
these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of
power, avoid carrying the product from one location to another while
the AC adapter is connected.
Technical Notes 321
Cleaning: When cleaning the camera body, use a blower to gently remove
dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the
camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt using a cloth
lightly dampened in pure water and then dry the camera thoroughly.
The lens and mirror are easily damaged. Dust and lint should be gently
removed with a blower. When using an aerosol blower, keep the can
vertical to prevent discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and other
stains from the lens, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft cloth
and wipe the lens carefully.
See “Image Sensor Cleaning” (0 314, 317) for information on cleaning
the image sensor.
Do not touch the shutter curtain: The shutter curtain is extremely thin and
easily damaged. Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on
the curtain, poke it with cleaning tools, or subject it to powerful air
currents from a blower. These actions could scratch, deform, or tear the
curtain.
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, wellventilated area. If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the adapter to
prevent fire. If the product will not be used for an extended period,
remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic
bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however, store the camera case in a
plastic bag, as this may cause the material to deteriorate. Note that
desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be
replaced at regular intervals.
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 it away.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
322 Technical Notes
Notes on the monitor: The monitor is constructed with extremely high
precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01%
being missing or defective. Hence while these displays may contain
pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black),
this is not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the
device.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or
malfunction. Dust or lint on the monitor can be removed with a blower.
Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
leather. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury
from broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor
touching the skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
Moiré: Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an
image containing a regular, repeating grid, such as the pattern of weave
in cloth or windows in a building, with the camera image sensor grid. If
you notice moiré in your photographs, try changing the distance to the
subject, zooming in and out, or changing the angle between the subject
and the camera.
Technical Notes 323
Caring for the Battery
Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling batteries:
• Use only batteries approved for use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the camera or charger when not in use and
replace the terminal cover. These devices draw minute amounts of
charge even when off and could draw the battery down to the point
that it will no longer function. If the battery will not be used for some
time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it and
storing it in a location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C
(59 °F to 77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold locations). Repeat this
process at least once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off repeatedly when the battery is fully
discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been fully
discharged must be charged before use.
• The internal temperature of the battery may rise while the battery is in
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature
is elevated will impair battery performance, and the battery may not
charge or charge only partially. Wait for the battery to cool before
charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair
battery performance.
324 Technical Notes
• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge
when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement.
Purchase a new EN-EL14a battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on
important occasions, ready a spare EN-EL14a battery and keep it fully
charged. Depending on your location, it may be difficult to purchase
replacement batteries on short notice. Note that on cold days, the
capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure the battery is fully
charged before taking photographs outside in cold weather. Keep a
spare battery in a warm place and exchange the two as necessary.
Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource; recycle in accord with local
regulations.
Technical Notes 325
Available Settings
The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each
mode.
i, j
z
z
—
—
P, S, A, M
z
z
z
z
Auto distortion control
z
z
Color space
Active D-Lighting
z
—
z
z
Noise reduction
z
z
ISO sensitivity settings
—
z
Image quality
Image size
White balance
Set Picture Control
Shooting menu 1
326 Technical Notes
%, S, T, U, g,
k, l, p, m, ', (, 3, 1, 2,
3, ), I
n, o
z
z
z
z
—
—
—
—
z
z
(not available in I
mode)
z
z
—
—
z
z
(not available in %
mode)
z
z
(not available in %
and I modes)
i, j
P, S, A, M
Viewfinder
z2
z
Live view/
movie
—
z
Built-in AF-assist
illuminator
z
z
Metering
Flash cntrl for built-in
flash/Optional flash
Movie settings
—
z
—
z
—
—
z
z
z
z
AF-area
mode
Shooting menu 1
%, S, T, U, g,
k, l, p, m, ', (, 3, 1, 2,
3, ), I
n, o
z2
z2
(not available in %,
(, and I modes)
z2
z2
(not available in (
mode)
z
z
(not available
(not available in %,
in l and m
(, and I modes)
modes)
—
—
Technical Notes 327
Release mode
Focus
mode
Viewfinder
i, j
P, S, A, M
z2
z
z
z
%, S, T, U, g,
k, l, p, m, ', (, 3, 1, 2,
3, ), I
n, o
z2
z2
(not available in I
mode)
z
z
(not available in %
and I modes)
Other settings
Live view/
movie
AE-L/AF-L button hold
z
z
z
z
—
z2
z2
Flexible program
—
z
z
(available only
in P mode)
—
—
Exposure
compensation
—
z
z2
(not available
in j mode)
z
Flash mode
Flash compensation
—
z
1 Reset with Reset shooting menu (0 224).
2 Reset when mode dial is rotated to new setting.
328 Technical Notes
z2
(available only in %
and I modes)
z2
z2
(not available (available only in S,
in l and m T, U, g, and '
modes)
modes)
—
—
—
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of
common problems below before consulting your retailer or
Nikon representative.
Battery/Display
The camera is on but does not respond: Wait for recording to end. If the
problem persists, turn the camera off. If the camera does not turn off,
remove and reinsert the battery or, if you are using an AC adapter,
disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter. Note that although any data
currently being recorded will be lost, data that have already been
recorded will not be affected by removing or disconnecting the power
source.
Viewfinder is out of focus: Adjust viewfinder focus (0 20). If this does not
correct the problem, select single-servo autofocus (AF-S; 0 74), singlepoint AF (c; 0 78), and the center focus point, and then frame a highcontrast subject in the center focus point and press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus the camera. With the camera in focus, use the
diopter adjustment control to bring the subject into clear focus in the
viewfinder. If necessary, viewfinder focus can be further adjusted using
optional corrective lenses (0 307).
Displays turn off without warning: Choose longer delays for Auto off timers
(0 245).
Information display does not appear in monitor: Shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. If information display does not appear when you
remove your finger from shutter-release button, confirm that On is
selected for Auto info display (0 238) and that battery is charged.
Viewfinder display is unresponsive and dim: The response times and brightness
of this display vary with temperature.
Technical Notes 329
Shooting (All Modes)
Camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or folders.
Shutter-release disabled:
• Memory card is locked, full, or not inserted (0 15, 23, 338).
• Release locked is selected for Slot empty release lock (0 253) and no
memory card is inserted (0 15).
• Built-in flash is charging (0 31).
• Camera is not in focus (0 27).
• CPU lens with aperture ring attached but aperture not locked at
highest f-number (0 291).
• Non-CPU lens is attached but camera is not in mode M (0 292).
Only one shot taken each time shutter-release button is pressed in continuous shooting
mode: Continuous shooting is not available if built-in flash fires (0 69,
89).
Final photo is larger than area shown in viewfinder: Viewfinder horizontal and
vertical frame coverage is approximately 95%.
Photos are out of focus:
• AF-S or AF-I lens is not attached: use AF-S or AF-I lens or focus manually.
• Camera unable to focus using autofocus: use manual focus or focus
lock (0 76, 81, 83).
• Camera is in manual focus mode: focus manually (0 83).
Focus does not lock when shutter-release button is pressed halfway: Use A (L)
button to lock focus when live view is off and AF-C is selected for focus
mode or when photographing moving subjects in AF-A mode (0 81).
Can not select focus point:
• e (Auto-area AF; 0 78) is selected: choose another AF-area mode.
• Press shutter-release button halfway to start standby timer (0 31).
Can not select AF-area mode: Manual focus selected (0 74, 83).
330 Technical Notes
AF-assist illuminator does not light:
• AF-assist illuminator does not light if AF-C is selected for autofocus
mode (0 74) or if continuous-servo autofocus is selected when the
camera is in AF-A mode. Choose AF-S. AF-assist is also not available
when f (3D-tracking (11 points)) is selected for AF-area mode; if
single-point or dynamic-area AF is selected, select center focus point
(0 78, 80).
• The camera is currently in live view or a movie is being recorded.
• Off is selected for Built-in AF-assist illuminator (0 229).
• The AF-assist illuminator can not be used in some shooting modes
(0 326).
• Illuminator has turned off automatically. Illuminator may become hot
with continued use; wait for it to cool down.
Image size can not be changed: An NEF (RAW) option is selected for image
quality (0 86).
Camera is slow to record photos:
• Depending on shooting conditions and memory card performance,
access lamp may light for up to about a minute after shooting ends in
continuous release mode.
• Turn noise reduction off (0 226).
Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appear in photos:
• Choose lower ISO sensitivity or turn noise reduction on (0 226).
• Shutter speed is slower than 1 s: use noise reduction (0 226).
• Turn Active D-Lighting off to avoid heightening the effects of noise
(0 123).
No photo taken when remote control shutter-release button is pressed:
• Replace battery in remote control (0 308).
• Choose remote control release mode (0 97).
• Flash is charging (0 31).
• Time selected for Remote on duration (ML-L3) (0 247) has elapsed.
• Bright light is interfering with ML-L3 remote control.
Technical Notes 331
Beep does not sound:
• Off is selected for Beep (0 247).
• Camera is in quiet shutter-release mode (0 70), or movie is being
recorded (0 155).
• MF or AF-C is selected as the focus mode or subject moves when AF-A is
selected (0 74).
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean front and rear lens elements. If
problem persists, perform image sensor cleaning (0 314).
Date is not imprinted on photos: An NEF (RAW) option is selected for image
quality (0 86, 254).
Sound is not recorded with movies: Microphone off is selected for Movie
settings > Microphone (0 158).
Flicker or banding appears during live view or movie recording: Choose an option
for Flicker reduction that matches the frequency of the local AC power
supply (0 241).
Menu item can not be selected: Some options are not available in all modes.
332 Technical Notes
Shooting (P, S, A, M)
Shutter-release disabled:
• Non-CPU lens is attached: rotate camera mode dial to M (0 292).
• Mode dial rotated to S after shutter speed of “Bulb” or “Time” selected
in mode M: choose new shutter speed (0 104).
Full range of shutter speeds not available:
• Flash in use (0 93).
• When On is selected for Movie settings > Manual movie settings in
the shooting menu, the range of available shutter speed varies with the
frame rate (0 159).
Can not select desired aperture: Range of available apertures varies with lens
used.
Colors are unnatural:
• Adjust white balance to match light source (0 124).
• Adjust Set Picture Control settings (0 135).
Can not measure white balance: Subject is too dark or too bright (0 131).
Image can not be selected as source for preset white balance: Image was not
created with D3300 (0 133).
Effects of Picture Control differ from image to image: A (auto) is selected for
sharpening, contrast, or saturation. For consistent results over a series of
photos, choose another setting (0 140).
Metering can not be changed: Autoexposure lock is in effect (0 116).
Exposure compensation can not be used: Choose mode P, S, or A (0 100, 119).
Noise (reddish areas or other artifacts) appears in long time-exposures: Turn noise
reduction on (0 226).
Technical Notes 333
Playback
NEF (RAW) image is not played back: Photo was taken at image quality of NEF
(RAW)+JPEG (0 86).
Some pictures are not displayed during playback: Select All for Playback folder.
Note that Current is automatically selected after photograph is taken
(0 220).
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 221).
• Photo was taken with Off selected for Auto image rotation (0 243).
• Photo is displayed in image review (0 221).
• Camera was pointed up or down when photo was taken (0 243).
Can not delete picture:
• Picture is protected: remove protection (0 184).
• Memory card is locked (0 23).
Can not retouch picture: Photo can not be further edited with this camera
(0 264).
Can not change print order:
• Memory card is full: delete pictures (0 192, 338).
• Memory card is locked (0 23).
Can not select photo for printing: Photo is in NEF (RAW) format. Create JPEG
copy using NEF (RAW) processing or transfer to computer and print
using supplied software or Capture NX 2 (0 204, 275, 307).
334 Technical Notes
Picture is not displayed on TV:
• Choose correct video mode (0 260) or output resolution (0 218).
• A/V (0 215) or HDMI (0 217) cable is not correctly connected.
Camera does not respond to remote control for HDMI-CEC television:
• Select On for HDMI > Device control in the setup menu (0 218).
• Adjust HDMI-CEC settings for the television as described in
documentation provided with the device.
Can not transfer photos to computer: OS not compatible with camera or
transfer software. Use card reader to copy photos to computer (0 203).
Photos are not displayed in Capture NX 2: Update to latest version (0 307).
Image Dust Off option in Capture NX 2 does not have desired effect: Image sensor
cleaning changes the position of dust on the image sensor. Image Dust
Off reference data recorded before image sensor cleaning is performed
can not be used with photographs taken after image sensor cleaning is
performed. Image Dust Off reference data recorded after image sensor
cleaning is performed can not be used with photographs taken before
image sensor cleaning is performed (0 239).
Miscellaneous
Date of recording is not correct: Set camera clock (0 18, 242).
Menu item can not be selected: Some options are not available at certain
combinations of settings or when no memory card is inserted (0 15,
263, 326).
Technical Notes 335
Error Messages
This section lists the indicators and error messages that appear
in the viewfinder and monitor.
A Warning Icons
A flashing d in the monitor or s in the viewfinder indicates that a
warning or error message can be displayed in the monitor by pressing
the W (Q) button.
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Solution
0
Lock lens aperture ring
Set lens aperture ring to
B
at minimum aperture
minimum aperture (highest
291
(flashes)
(largest f/-number).
f-number).
• Attach non-IX NIKKOR lens.
290
F/s
Lens not attached
• If non-CPU lens is attached,
108
(flashes)
select mode M.
A lens with a retractable lens
barrel button is attached with the
Before taking photos,
lens barrel retracted. Press the
F
17
rotate the zoom ring to
(flashes) retractable lens barrel button
extend the lens.
and rotate the zoom ring to
extend the lens.
Shutter release
d/s Turn camera off and recharge or
14, 17
disabled. Recharge
(flashes) replace battery.
battery.
This battery cannot be
used. Choose battery
d
Use Nikon-approved battery.
306
designated for use in
(flashes)
this camera.
336 Technical Notes
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Solution
0
Initialization error.
d/ Turn camera off, remove and
Turn camera off and
k replace battery, and then turn
15, 17
then on again.
(flashes) camera on again.
Battery level is low.
Complete operation
End cleaning and turn camera off
—
319
and turn camera off
and recharge or replace battery.
immediately.
Clock not set
—
Set camera clock.
18, 242
No memory card
S/s Turn camera off and confirm that
15
inserted
(flashes) card is correctly inserted.
Memory card is locked.
Memory card is locked (write
(
23
Slide lock to “write”
protected). Slide card write(flashes)
protect switch to “write” position.
position.
• Use approved card.
310
• Format card. If problem
234
persists, card may be damaged.
Contact Nikon-authorized
service representative.
• Error creating new folder.
15, 192
This memory card
Delete files or insert new
cannot be used. Card (/k
memory card.
may be damaged.
(flashes)
• Insert new memory card.
15
Insert another card.
• Eye-Fi card is still emitting
261
wireless signal after Disable has
been selected for Eye-Fi
upload. To terminate wireless
transmission, turn the camera
off and remove the card.
Technical Notes 337
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Solution
0
Eye-Fi card is locked (write
Not available if Eye-Fi (/k
23
protected). Slide card writecard is locked.
(flashes)
protect switch to “write” position.
This card is not
T Format card or turn camera off
15, 234
formatted.
(flashes) and insert new memory card.
Format the card.
• Reduce quality or size.
85
j/A/s
Card is full
• Delete photographs.
192
(flashes)
• Insert new memory card.
15
Camera can not focus using
●
27, 76,
autofocus. Change composition
—
(flashes)
83
or focus manually.
• Use a lower ISO sensitivity.
95
• Use commercial ND filter.
306
• In mode:
S Increase shutter speed
105
Subject is too bright
A Choose a smaller aperture 107
(higher f-number)
% Choose another shooting
4
s
mode
(flashes)
• Use a higher ISO sensitivity.
95
• Use flash.
89
• In mode:
Subject is too dark
S Lower shutter speed
105
A Choose a larger aperture
107
(lower f-number)
338 Technical Notes
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
A
No “Bulb” in S mode
(flashes)
&
No “Time” in S mode
(flashes)
Press the live-view
q
button when you are
(flashes)/
ready to start a
B
panorama.
Cannot shoot
panorama with lens of
this focal length.
—
—
N
(flashes)
—
N/s
(flashes)
0
Solution
Change shutter speed or select
mode M.
105,
108
Press the a button to start live
view before recording a
panorama.
63
Use a lens with a focal length of
55 mm or less to shoot
panoramas. If you are using a
63
zoom lens, choose a focal length
of 55 mm or less.
Flash has fired at full power.
Check photo in monitor; if
—
underexposed, adjust settings
and try again.
• Use the flash.
89
• Change distance to subject,
94, 95,
aperture, flash range, or ISO
107
sensitivity.
• Lens focal length is less than
—
18 mm: use a longer focal
length.
• Optional SB-400 or SB-300 flash —
unit attached: flash is in bounce
position or focus distance is
very short. Continue shooting;
if necessary, increase focus
distance to prevent shadows
from appearing in photograph.
Technical Notes 339
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Flash error
s
(flashes)
Error. Press shutter
release button again.
Start-up error. Contact
a Nikon-authorized
service representative.
Metering error
Unable to start live
view.
Please wait for camera
to cool.
Folder contains no
images.
340 Technical Notes
O
(flashes)
Solution
Error occurred updating firmware
for optional flash unit. Contact
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
Release shutter. If error persists
or appears frequently, consult
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
0
—
—
Consult Nikon-authorized service
representative.
—
—
Wait for the internal circuits to
cool before resuming live view or
movie recording.
152,
157
—
Folder selected for playback
contains no images (note that
this message will be displayed if
memory card is inserted after
Current is selected for Playback
15, 220
folder in playback menu and
playback started before any
pictures are taken). Insert
another memory card or select
All for Playback folder.
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Solution
Cannot display this
File can not be played back on
—
file.
camera.
Images created with other
Cannot select this file.
—
devices can not be retouched.
Memory card does not contain
No image for
NEF (RAW) images for use with
—
retouching.
NEF (RAW) processing.
Check printer. To resume, select
Check printer.
—
Continue (if available).
Paper is not selected size. Insert
paper of correct size and select
Check paper.
—
Continue.
Paper jam.
—
Clear jam and select Continue.
Insert paper of selected size and
Out of paper.
—
select Continue.
Check ink. To resume, select
Check ink supply.
—
Continue.
Out of ink.
—
Replace ink and select Continue.
* See printer manual for more information.
0
—
264
275
—*
—*
—*
—*
—*
—*
Technical Notes 341
Specifications
❚❚ Nikon D3300 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to
approx. 1.5× that of lenses with FX format angle of
view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.78 million
Dust-reduction System Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference
data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
File format
342 Technical Notes
• I (easy panorama) mode:
- Normal, horizontal pan: 4800 × 1080
- Normal, vertical pan: 1632 × 4800
- Wide, horizontal pan: 9600 × 1080
- Wide, vertical pan: 1632 × 9600
• Other modes:
- 6000 × 4000 (Large)
- 4496 × 3000 (Medium)
- 2992 × 2000 (Small)
• NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx.
1 : 16) compression
• NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in
both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Storage
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be
modified
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC
and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Frame coverage
Magnification
Eyepoint
Diopter adjustment
Focusing screen
Reflex mirror
Lens aperture
Lens
Compatible lenses
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex
viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.85 × (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity,
–1.0 m–1)
18 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of
viewfinder eyepiece lens)
–1.7–+0.5 m–1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Quick return
Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses.
Autofocus is not available with other type G and D
lenses, AF lenses (IX NIKKOR and lenses for the
F3AF are not supported), and AI-P lenses. NonCPU lenses can be used in mode M, but the
camera exposure meter will not function.
The electronic rangefinder can be used with
lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or
faster.
Technical Notes 343
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Release mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Exposure
Metering mode
Metering method
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4
lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure meter
coupling
344 Technical Notes
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter
1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
X= 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or
slower
8 (single frame), I (continuous), J (quiet
shutter release), E (self-timer), " (delayed
remote; ML-L3), # (quick-response remote; ML-L3)
Up to 5 fps
Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or
shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of
1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default
values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB
sensor
• Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type
G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering II
(other CPU lenses)
• Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to
8-mm circle in center of frame
• Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5%
of frame) centered on selected focus point
• Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV
• Spot metering: 2–20 EV
CPU
Exposure
Mode
Auto modes (i auto; j auto, flash off);
programmed auto with flexible program (P);
shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A);
manual (M); scene modes (k portrait;
l landscape; p child; m sports; n close up;
o night portrait); special effects modes (% night
vision; S super vivid; T pop; U photo illustration;
g color sketch; ' toy camera effect; ( miniature
effect; 3 selective color; 1 silhouette; 2 high key;
3 low key; ) HDR painting; I easy panorama)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by –5 – +5 EV in increments of
1/3 EV in P, S, A, and M modes
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with A (L)
button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 – 12800 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to
(Recommended
approx. 1 EV (ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO
Exposure Index)
12800; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
Autofocus
Detection range
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module
with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points
(including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist
illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft 8 in.–9 ft
10 in.)
–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
Technical Notes 345
Focus
Lens servo
Focus point
AF-area mode
Focus lock
Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number
Flash control
Flash mode
346 Technical Notes
• Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuousservo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A);
predictive focus tracking activated
automatically according to subject status
• Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be
used
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF,
3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing
A (L) button
i, k, p, n, o, S, T, U, g, ' : Auto flash with
auto pop-up
P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 12/39, 12/39 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO
100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor
is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900,
SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, or SB-300; i-TTL
balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with
matrix and center-weighted metering, standard
i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync,
auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash,
red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with redeye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rearcurtain sync, off
Flash
Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
–3 – +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is
fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full
output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and
safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with
System (CLS)
SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, or SB-700 as a master
flash or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color
Information Communication supported with all
CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
White balance
White balance
Live view
Lens servo
AF-area mode
Autofocus
Automatic scene
selection
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct
sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all
except preset manual with fine-tuning
• Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-timeservo AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF,
subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera
selects focus point automatically when facepriority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Available in i and j modes
Technical Notes 347
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and • 1920 × 1080, 60p (progressive)/50p/30p/25p/
frame rate
24p, ★ high/normal
• 1280 × 720, 60p/50p, ★ high/normal
• 640 × 424, 30p/25p, ★ high/normal
Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps)
and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available
when NTSC is selected for video mode. 25p and
50p are available when PAL is selected for video
mode. Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is
23.976 fps.
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format Linear PCM
Audio recording device Built-in monaural or external stereo microphone;
sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100–12800; can also be set to approx. 1 EV
(ISO 25600 equivalent) above ISO 12800
Monitor
Monitor
Playback
Playback
348 Technical Notes
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD
with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame
coverage, and brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
and panorama playback, photo and/or movie
slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto
image rotation, picture rating, and image
comment (up to 36 characters)
Interface
USB
Video output
HDMI output
Accessory terminal
Audio input
Supported languages
Supported languages
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
Hi-Speed USB
NTSC, PAL
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Wireless remote controllers: WR-1, WR-R10 (available
separately)
Remote cords: MC-DC2 (available separately)
GPS units: GP-1/GP-1A (available separately)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter); supports
optional ME-1 stereo microphones
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified
and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi,
Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal
and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish,
Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian,
Vietnamese
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL14a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power
connector (available separately)
/ in. (ISO 1222)
14
Technical Notes 349
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 124 × 98 × 75.5 mm (4.9 × 3.9 × 3 in.)
Weight
Approx. 460 g (1 lb 0.2 oz) with battery and
memory card but without body cap; approx.
410 g/14.5 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at
the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C
(73.4 ±5.4 °F).
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that
may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
350 Technical Notes
❚❚ MH-24 Battery Charger
AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A maximum
DC 8.4 V/0.9 A
Nikon Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a
Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes at an ambient
temperature of 25 °C/77 °F when no charge
remains
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 70 × 26 × 97 mm (2.8 × 1.0 × 3.8 in.),
excluding plug adapter
Weight
Approx. 96 g (3.4 oz), excluding plug adapter
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
❚❚ EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Type
Rated capacity
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
7.2 V/1230 mAh
0°C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Approx. 38 × 53 × 14 mm (1.5 × 2.1 × 0.6 in.)
Approx. 49 g (1.7 oz), excluding terminal cover
Technical Notes 351
❚❚ AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II Lens
Type G AF-S DX lens with built-in CPU and F
mount
Focal length
18–55 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Lens construction
11 elements in 8 groups (including 1 aspherical
lens element)
Angle of view
76 °–28 ° 50 ´
Focal length scale
Graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 45, 55)
Distance information
Output to camera
Zoom
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Focusing
Autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and
separate focus ring for manual focus
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance • AF: 0.28 m (0.92 ft) from focal plane at all zoom
positions
• MF: 0.25 m (0.82 ft) from focal plane at all zoom
positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 18 mm focal length: f/3.5–22
• 55 mm focal length: f/5.6–36
The minimum aperture displayed may vary
depending on the size of the exposure increment
selected with the camera.
Metering
Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 52 mm (P=0.75 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 66 mm diameter × 59.5 mm (distance
from camera lens-mount flange when lens is
retracted)
Weight
Approx. 195 g (6.9 oz)
Type
Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that
may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
352 Technical Notes
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II
The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is
the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II.
Focal length mark
Lens mounting mark (0 16)
Focal length scale
Retractable lens barrel
button (0 17)
CPU contacts (0 291)
Rear lens cap
A-M mode switch (0 23, 83)
Lens cap
Focus ring (0 83, 154)
Vibration reduction ON/OFF
switch (0 355)
Zoom ring (0 26)
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II is for use
exclusively with Nikon DX format digital cameras and features a
retractable lens barrel.
Technical Notes 353
A Using the Built-in Flash
When using the built-in flash, be sure the subject is at a range of at
least 0.6 m (2 ft) and remove lens hoods to prevent vignetting
(shadows created where the end of the lens obscures the built-in
flash).
Shadow
Shadow
Camera
Minimum distance without vignetting
D7100/D7000/D5300/D5200/D5100/D5000/
D3300/D3200/D3100/D3000/D300 series/
No vignetting at any focus distance
D200/D100/D90/D80/D70 series/D60/D50/
D40 series
Because the built-in flash units for the D100 and D70 can only cover
the angle of view of a lens with a focal of 20 mm or more; vignetting
will occur at a focal length of 18 mm.
354 Technical Notes
❚❚ Vibration Reduction (VR)
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II lenses support
vibration reduction (VR), which reduces blur caused by camera
shake, allowing shutter speeds up to 4.0 stops slower than
would otherwise be the case (measured at a focal length of
55 mm with a DX-format camera according to Camera and
Imaging Products Association [CIPA] standards; effects vary with
the photographer and shooting conditions). This increases the
range of shutter speeds available and permits hand-held, tripodfree photography in a wide range of situations.
To use vibration reduction, slide the
vibration reduction switch to ON.
Vibration reduction is activated when the
shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, reducing the effects of camera
shake on the image in the viewfinder and
simplifying the process of framing the
subject and focusing in both autofocus
and manual focus modes. When the
camera is panned, vibration reduction
applies only to motion that is not part of
the pan (if the camera is panned
horizontally, for example, vibration reduction will be applied
only to vertical shake), making it much easier to pan the camera
smoothly in a wide arc.
Turn vibration reduction off when the camera is securely
mounted on a tripod, but leave it on if the tripod head is not
secured or when using a monopod.
Technical Notes 355
D Vibration Reduction
Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens while vibration
reduction is in effect.
Vibration reduction is disabled while the built-in flash is charging.
When vibration reduction is active, the image in the viewfinder may
jiggle after the shutter is released. This does not indicate a
malfunction; wait for the image in the viewfinder to stabilize before
shooting.
A Supplied Accessories
• 52 mm Snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-52
• Rear Lens Cap
356 Technical Notes
A Optional Accessories
• 52 mm screw-on filters
• LF-1 and LF-4 rear lens caps
• Flexible Lens Pouch CL-0815
• Bayonet Hood HB-69
Align the lens hood mounting mark (●) with the lens hood alignment
mark ( ) as shown in Figure q and then rotate the hood (w) until
the ● mark is aligned with the lens hood lock mark (—{).
When attaching or removing the hood, hold it near the symbol on its
base and avoid gripping it too tightly. Vignetting may occur if the
hood is not correctly attached.
The hood can be reversed and mounted on the lens when not in use.
Technical Notes 357
D Lens Care
• Keep the CPU contacts clean.
• Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the lens surfaces. To
remove smudges and fingerprints, apply a small amount of ethanol
or lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens-cleaning tissue and
clean from the center outwards using a circular motion, taking care
not to leave smears or touch the glass with your fingers.
• Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean
the lens.
• The lens hood or NC filters can be used to protect the front lens
element.
• Attach the front and rear caps before placing the lens in its flexible
pouch.
• When a lens hood is attached, do not pick up or hold the lens or
camera using only the hood.
• If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool,
dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight
or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
• Keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause
irreparable damage.
• Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or warp
parts made from reinforced plastic.
358 Technical Notes
A A Note on Wide- and Super Wide-Angle Lenses
Autofocus may not provide the desired results in situations like those
shown below.
1 Objects in the background occupy more of the focus point than the
main subject:
If the focus point contains both
foreground and background objects,
the camera may focus on the
background and the subject may be
out of focus.
Example: A far-off portrait
subject at some distance from
the background
2 The subject contains many fine details.
The camera may have difficulty
focusing on subjects that lack
contrast or appear smaller than
objects in the background.
Example: A field of flowers
In these cases, use manual focus, or use focus lock to focus on
another subject at the same distance and then recompose the
photograph. For more information, see “Getting Good Results
with Autofocus” (0 76).
Technical Notes 359
❚❚ Supported Standards
• DCF Version 2.0: The Design Rule for Camera File Systems (DCF)
is a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to
ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide
standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders
stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: The D3300 supports Exif (Exchangeable Image
File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in
which information stored with photographs is used for
optimal color reproduction when the images are output on
Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed through cooperation with
the digital camera and printer industries, allowing
photographs to be output directly to a printer without first
transferring them to a computer.
• HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a standard for
multimedia interfaces used in consumer electronics and AV
devices capable of transmitting audiovisual data and control
signals to HDMI-compliant devices via a single cable
connection.
360 Technical Notes
A Trademark Information
Mac OS and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista
are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. PictBridge
logo is a trademark. The SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are trademarks of
the SD-3C, LLC. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing
LLC.
All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other
documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
A FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2014 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
A MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2014 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights
reserved.
Technical Notes 361
Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the approximate number of pictures
that can be stored on a 16 GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I
card at different image quality and size settings (figures for
panoramas are not included).
No. of
Buffer
images 1
capacity 2
NEF (RAW)+JPEG fine 3
Large
31.5 MB
345
6
NEF (RAW)
—
19.5 MB
524
11
Large
12.1 MB
1000
100
JPEG fine
Medium
7.4 MB
1700
100
Small
3.8 MB
3300
100
Large
6.3 MB
2000
100
JPEG normal
Medium
3.8 MB
3300
100
Small
2.0 MB
6300
100
Large
2.9 MB
3900
100
JPEG basic
Medium
1.9 MB
6500
100
Small
1.0 MB
12,100
100
1 All figures are approximate. Results will vary with card type, camera settings, and scene
recorded.
2 Maximum number of exposures that can be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops when
noise reduction (0 226), auto distortion control (0 225), or Print date (0 254) is on.
3 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not be changed. File size
is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
Image quality
362 Technical Notes
Image size
File size 1
Battery Life
The movie footage or number of shots that can be recorded with
fully-charged batteries varies with the condition of the battery,
temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time
menus are displayed. Sample figures for EN-EL14a (1230 mAh)
batteries are given below.
• Photographs, single-frame release mode (CIPA standard 1):
Approximately 700 shots
• Photographs, continuous release mode (Nikon standard 2):
Approximately 2500 shots
• Movies: Approximately 55 minutes at 1080/60p and 1080/50p 3
1 Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±3 °C/5.4 °F) with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II
lens under the following test conditions: lens cycled from infinity to minimum range and one
photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s; after photograph is taken, monitor is
turned on for 4 s; tester waits for standby timer to expire after monitor is turned off; flash fired
at full power once every other shot. Live view not used.
2 Measured at 20 °C/68 °F with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II lens under the
following test conditions: vibration reduction off, continuous release mode, focus mode set to
AF-C, image quality set to JPEG basic, image size set to M (medium), white balance set to v,
ISO sensitivity set to ISO 100, shutter speed 1/250 s, focus cycled from infinity to minimum range
three times after shutter-release button has been pressed halfway for 3 s; six shots are then
taken in succession and monitor turned on for 4 s and then turned off; cycle repeated once
standby timer has expired.
3 Measured at 23°C/73.4°F (±3°C/5.4°F) with the camera at default settings and an AF-S DX
NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II lens under conditions specified by the Camera and Imaging
Products Association (CIPA). Individual movies can be up to 20 minutes in length or 4 GB in size;
recording may end before these limits are reached if the camera temperature rises.
Technical Notes 363
The following can reduce battery life:
• Using the monitor
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using a GP-1or GP-1A GPS unit
• Using an Eye-Fi card
• Using a WU-1a wireless mobile adapter
• Using VR (vibration reduction) mode with VR lenses
To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL14a batteries:
• Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce
battery performance.
• Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose
their charge if left unused.
364 Technical Notes
Index
Symbols
i (Auto mode) ............................... 4, 25
j (Auto (flash off) mode) ........... 4, 25
k (Portrait) ....................................... 5, 47
l (Landscape) ................................ 5, 47
p (Child) ........................................... 5, 48
m (Sports) ......................................... 5, 48
n (Close up) .................................... 5, 48
o (Night portrait) .......................... 5, 49
q (Special effects) ................. 5, 50
% (Night vision) ............................. 5, 51
S (Super vivid) ................................ 5, 51
T (Pop) ............................................. 5, 51
U (Photo illustration) ............ 5, 52, 56
g (Color sketch) ..................... 5, 52, 57
' (Toy camera effect) ........... 5, 52, 58
( (Miniature effect) .............. 5, 53, 59
3 (Selective color) ................. 5, 53, 61
1 (Silhouette) ................................. 5, 54
2 (High key) .................................... 5, 54
3 (Low key) ..................................... 5, 54
) (HDR painting) ........................... 5, 55
I (Easy panorama) ............... 5, 55, 63
P (Programmed auto) ....... 4, 100, 102
S (Shutter-priority auto) .. 4, 100, 104
A (Aperture-priority auto) 4, 100, 106
M (Manual) ........................... 4, 100, 108
g (Guide) ........................................41
U (flexible program) ....................... 103
8 (Single frame) ................................67
I (Continuous) ...........................67, 68
E (Self-timer) ................................67, 71
" (Delayed remote (ML-L3)) .67, 97
# (Quick-response remote (ML-L3)) ..
67, 97
J (Quiet shutter release) .........67, 70
c (Single-point AF) ..........................78
d (Dynamic-area AF) ...................... 78
e (Auto-area AF) .............................. 78
f (3D-tracking) .......................... 78, 79
6 (Face-priority AF) .............. 145, 147
7 (Wide-area AF) ................... 145, 147
8 (Normal-area AF) ............... 145, 147
9 (Subject-tracking AF) .... 145, 147
L (Matrix metering) ........................114
M (Center-weighted metering) ..114
N (Spot metering) ...........................114
o (auto flash) ............................... 90
j (red-eye reduction) ............. 90, 92
p (slow sync) ........................ 90, 92
q (rear-curtain sync) ................. 92
Y (Flash compensation) ..............120
E (Exposure compensation) ........118
m (White balance) ...........................124
L (Preset manual) .........................129
3 (“Beep” indicator) ........................247
I (focus indicator) .............. 27, 81, 84
N (flash-ready indicator) .... 6, 31, 304
a (live view) .............. 32, 37, 142, 155
a (Lv) button ............ 32, 37, 142, 155
P button ................................9, 151, 171
t (Memory buffer) ....................69, 362
Numerics
3D color matrix metering ..............291
3D-tracking (AF-area mode) ... 78, 79
420-pixel RGB sensor ..230, 291, 344,
346
A
A/V cable .............................................215
AC adapter ............................... 306, 311
Access lamp ......................................... 28
Accessories .........................................306
Accessory terminal ................ 258, 309
Technical Notes 365
Burst ....................................................... 68
Buttons ................................................251
Accessory terminal accessories .. 309
Active D-Lighting ............................ 122
Adobe RGB ........................................ 225
AE lock ................................................. 116
AE-L ...................................................... 116
AE-L/AF-L button ................ 81, 116, 252
AF .................................. 74–82, 144–147
AF-A ........................................................74
AF-area mode ............................ 78, 145
AF-assist illuminator ....... 77, 229, 294
AF-C .........................................................74
AF-F ...................................................... 144
AF-S ............................................... 74, 144
A-M mode switch ...............23, 83, 353
Angle of view .................................... 298
Aperture ...........................101, 106, 109
Aperture-priority auto ................... 106
Auto (White balance) ..................... 124
Auto distortion control ................. 225
Auto flash ..............................................90
Auto image rotation ...................... 243
Auto info display ............................. 238
Auto ISO sensitivity control 227, 228
Auto off timers ................................. 245
Auto-area AF (AF-area mode) ........78
Autoexposure lock ......................... 116
Autofocus ................... 74–82, 144–147
Auto-servo AF ......................................74
Available settings ............................ 326
Calendar playback ...........................181
Capture NX 2 .....................................307
CEC ........................................................218
Center-weighted metering ..........114
Charger ............................... 14, 306, 351
Choose start/end point .................164
Clean image sensor .........................314
Clock ..............................................18, 242
Clock battery ....................................... 24
Cloudy (White balance) .................124
CLS .............................................. 299, 300
Color balance ....................................271
Color outline ......................................281
Color sketch ................................57, 282
Color space ........................................225
Color temperature ...........................126
Compatible lenses ...........................289
Continuous (Release mode) ... 67, 68
Continuous-servo AF ........................ 74
CPU contacts .....................................291
CPU lens ..............................................289
Creative Lighting System .... 299, 300
Cropping (PictBridge) ....................209
Cross screen (Filter effects) ..........270
Cyanotype ..........................................269
B
D
Battery ................................. 14, 306, 351
Beep ..................................................... 247
Black-and-white ............................... 269
Blue intensifier (Filter effects) ..... 270
Body cap .........................................2, 308
Border (PictBridge) ......................... 209
Built-in AF-assist illuminator 77, 229,
294
Built-in flash ............................... 89, 295
Bulb ...................................................... 110
Date and time ............................18, 242
Date counter ........................... 254, 255
Date format .................................18, 242
Daylight saving time ...............18, 242
DCF version 2.0 .................................360
Delayed remote (ML-L3) .......... 67, 97
Delete ...................................................192
Delete all images .............................193
Delete current image .....................192
Delete selected images .................193
366 Technical Notes
C
Device control (HDMI) ................... 218
Digital Print Order Format .211, 213,
360
Diopter adjustment control . 20, 307
Direct sunlight (White balance) . 124
Distortion control ............................ 280
D-Lighting .......................................... 266
DPOF ................................. 211, 213, 360
DPOF print order ............................. 213
Dynamic-area AF ................................78
E
Easy panorama ....................................63
Edit movie .................................164, 168
Electronic rangefinder ............ 84, 248
Exif version 2.3 .................................. 360
Exposure .................101, 114, 116, 118
Exposure compensation ............... 118
Exposure indicator .................109, 149
Exposure lock .................................... 116
Exposure meters .................................31
Exposure mode ................................ 100
External microphone ............161, 309
Eye-Fi upload .................................... 261
F
Face-priority AF ................................ 145
File information ............................... 172
File number sequence ................... 249
Filter effects .................... 139, 141, 270
Filters ................................................... 306
Fine-tuning white balance ........... 127
Firmware version ............................. 262
Fisheye ................................................ 280
Flash ....................................... 31, 89, 299
Flash (White balance) .................... 124
Flash cntrl for built-in flash .......... 229
Flash compensation ....................... 120
Flash control ..................................... 230
Flash mode ....................................90, 92
Flash range ...........................................94
Flash ready indicator .......... 6, 31, 304
Flash sync speed .......................93, 344
Flexible program ..............................103
Flicker reduction .................... 157, 241
Fluorescent (White balance) .......124,
126
Fn button ................................... 251, 258
f-number ................................... 101, 106
Focal length .......................................298
Focal length scale ............................353
Focal plane mark ................................ 84
Focus .................. 74–84, 144–147, 154
Focus indicator ..................... 27, 81, 84
Focus lock ............................................. 81
Focus mode ................................74, 144
Focus point ............27, 78, 80, 84, 147
Focusing screen ...............................343
Focusing the viewfinder .................. 20
Focus-mode switch .................... 23, 83
Format .................................................234
Format memory card ...............22, 234
Frame interval (Slide show) ..........200
Frame size/frame rate ....................158
Framing grid ......................................150
Front-curtain sync ............................. 92
Full-frame playback ........................170
Full-time-servo AF ...........................144
G
GPS unit ..................................... 259, 309
Green intensifier (Filter effects) ..270
Guide mode ......................................... 41
H
H.264 ....................................................348
HDMI ........................................... 217, 360
HDMI-CEC ...........................................218
Help ........................................................ 11
Hi (Sensitivity) ..................................... 95
High definition ........................ 217, 360
Highlights ................................. 173, 220
Technical Notes 367
Histogram ........................174, 220, 271
I
Image comment .............................. 244
Image Dust Off ref photo ............. 239
Image overlay ................................... 272
Image quality .......................................85
Image review .................................... 221
Image size .............................................87
Incandescent (White balance) .... 124
Info display format ......................... 236
In-focus indicator .................27, 81, 84
Information display ....................7, 236
Infrared receiver .................................98
ISO sensitivity ............................ 95, 226
i-TTL .............................................229, 230
i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital
SLR ...................................................... 230
J
JPEG ........................................................85
JPEG basic .............................................85
JPEG fine ................................................85
JPEG normal .........................................85
L
Manual focus .................... 83, 144, 154
Manual movie settings ..................159
Matrix metering ...............................114
Maximum aperture ..................84, 343
Maximum sensitivity ......................227
Medium (Image size) ........................ 87
Memory buffer .................................... 69
Memory card ........... 15, 234, 310, 362
Memory card capacity ...................362
Metering .............................................114
Microphone ............................. 158, 161
Miniature effect .........................59, 283
Minimum shutter speed ...............227
Mirror .............................................. 2, 317
Mode dial .................................................4
Monitor .............................142, 170, 235
Monitor brightness .........................235
Monochrome ....................................269
Monochrome (Set Picture Control) ...
135
Mounting mark ..........................16, 353
MOV ......................................................250
Movie quality ....................................158
Movie settings ..................................158
Movie-record button ...............38, 156
Movies ..........................................37, 155
Landscape (Set Picture Control) 135
Language .................................... 18, 243
Large (Image size) ..............................87
Lens ......................................16, 289, 353
Lens focus ring .......................... 83, 353
Lens mount ..................................... 2, 84
Lens vibration reduction switch ..23,
353, 355
Live view ...................... 32, 37, 142, 155
Location data ..................179, 259, 309
Lock mirror up for cleaning ......... 317
N
M
O
Manual ......................................... 83, 108
Optional flash .......................... 230, 299
Output resolution (HDMI) .............218
368 Technical Notes
NEF (RAW) ...................................85, 275
NEF (RAW) processing ....................275
Neutral (Set Picture Control) .......135
Nikon Transfer 2 ...............................204
No. of copies (PictBridge) .............209
Noise reduction ................................226
Non-CPU lens ....................................292
Normal-area AF ................................145
Number of shots ..............................363
Overview data .................................. 178
P
Page size (PictBridge) .................... 209
Panoramas .....................................63, 66
Perspective control ......................... 282
Photo illustration ...................... 56, 281
Photo information .................172, 220
PictBridge ..................................208, 360
Picture Controls ......................135, 137
Playback .............................................. 170
Playback display options .............. 220
Playback folder ................................. 220
Playback information ............172, 220
Playback menu ................................. 219
Playback zoom ................................. 182
Portrait (Set Picture Control) ....... 135
Power connector ....................306, 311
Power switch ........................................17
Preset manual (White balance) . 124,
129
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ....................................28
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ..........................................27, 28
Print (DPOF) ..............................211, 214
Print date ............................................ 254
Print select ......................................... 211
Printing ............................................... 208
Programmed auto .......................... 102
Protecting photographs ............... 184
Q
Quick retouch ................................... 279
Quick-response remote (ML-L3) ..67,
97
Quiet shutter release ..................67, 70
R
Rangefinder ................................ 84, 248
Rating .........................................186, 200
Rear-curtain sync ............................... 92
Recent settings .................................288
Red intensifier (Filter effects) .......270
Red-eye correction ..........................267
Red-eye reduction ...................... 90, 92
Release mode ...................................... 67
Remote control ................ 97, 258, 308
Remote cord ...................110, 258, 309
Remote on duration (ML-L3) .......247
Remote shutter release ..................258
Reset ........................................... 224, 233
Reset setup options ........................233
Reset shooting menu .....................224
Resize ...................................................277
Retouch menu ..................................263
Retractable lens barrel button ..... 17,
24, 26, 353
RGB .............................................. 174, 225
RGB histogram ..................................174
Rotate tall ............................................221
S
Save selected frame ........................168
Scene auto selector ........................... 34
Scene mode ......................................... 47
Select to send to smart device ....189
Selective color ............................61, 284
Self-timer ..............................67, 71, 246
Sensitivity ....................................95, 226
Sepia .....................................................269
Set clock from satellite ...................259
Set Picture Control ..........................137
Setup menu .......................................231
Shade (White balance) ...................124
Shooting data ...................................176
Shooting menu .................................222
Shutter-priority auto .......................104
Shutter-release button ...28, 81, 116,
252
Side-by-side comparison ..............286
Single frame (Release mode) ......... 67
Technical Notes 369
Single-point AF (AF-area mode) ...78
Single-servo AF ......................... 74, 144
Size ................................................ 87, 158
Skylight (Filter effects) ................... 270
Slide show .......................................... 198
Slot empty release lock ................. 253
Slow sync .......................................90, 92
Small (Image size) ..............................87
Soft (Filter effects) ........................... 270
Special effects mode .........................50
Speedlight ......................................... 299
Spot metering .................................. 114
sRGB ..................................................... 225
Standard (Set Picture Control) ... 135
Standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital
SLR ...................................................... 230
Standby timer ...................31, 245, 259
Start printing (PictBridge) ... 210, 212
Storage folder ................................... 257
Straighten .......................................... 279
Subject-tracking AF ........................ 145
T
Television ........................................... 215
Thumbnail playback ...................... 180
Time ..................................................... 110
Time stamp (PictBridge) ............... 209
Time zone ................................... 18, 242
Time zone and date ........................ 242
Timer .......................................................71
Toning ........................................ 139, 141
Transition effects .................... 200, 220
Trim ...................................................... 268
Trimming movies ............................ 164
Type D lens ........................................ 291
Type E lens ......................................... 291
Type G lens ........................................ 291
U
USB cable .........................204, 208, 309
UTC .............................................. 179, 259
370 Technical Notes
V
Vibration reduction ..................23, 355
Video mode ............................. 216, 260
Viewfinder .............................. 6, 20, 343
Viewfinder eyepiece cap ................. 73
ViewNX 2 ................................... 201, 204
Vivid (Set Picture Control) ............135
Volume ...................................... 163, 199
W
Warm filter (Filter effects) .............270
WB .........................................................124
White balance ...................................124
Wide-area AF .....................................145
Wind noise reduction .....................159
Wireless mobile adapter ..... 260, 309
Wireless remote controller ...99, 258,
309
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