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DIGITAL CAMERA

User’s Manual

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Trademark Information

Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or

trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.

SD and SDHC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.

PictBridge is a trademark.

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.

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.

Introduction

First Steps

Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode

More on Shooting

More on Playback

Editing Pictures

Movie Recording and Playback

Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers

Basic Camera Setup

Caring for the Camera

Technical Notes and Index

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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:

This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon product, to prevent possible injury.

WARNINGS

Turn off in the event of malfunction

Should you notice smoke or an unusual smell coming from the camera or

Charging AC Adapter, unplug the

Charging AC Adapter and remove the battery immediately, taking care to avoid burns. Continued operation could result in injury. After removing or disconnecting the power source, take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection.

Do not disassemble

Touching the internal parts of the camera or Charging AC Adapter could result in injury. Repairs should be performed only by qualified technicians. Should the camera or

Charging AC Adapter break open as the result of a fall or other accident, take the product to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection, after unplugging the product and/or removing the battery.

Do not use the camera or

Charging AC Adapter in the presence of flammable gas

Do not use electronic equipment in the presence of flammable gas, as this could result in explosion or fire.

Handle the camera strap with care

Never place the strap around the neck of an infant or child.

Keep out of reach of children

Particular care should be taken to prevent infants from putting the battery or other small parts into their mouths.

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For Your Safety

Observe caution when handling the battery

The battery may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the following precautions when handling the battery for use in this product:

Before replacing the battery, turn the

product off. If you are using the

Charging AC Adapter/AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.

Use only a Rechargeable Li-ion

Battery EN-EL5 (supplied). Charge the battery by inserting it into the camera and connecting the

Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P

(AR) (supplied).

When inserting the battery, do not

attempt to insert it upside down or backwards.

Do not short or disassemble the

battery or attempt to remove or break the battery insulation or casing.

Do not expose the battery to flame

or to excessive heat.

Do not immerse in or expose to

water.

Replace the terminal cover when

transporting the battery. Do not transport or store with metal objects such as necklaces or hairpins.

The battery is prone to leakage when

fully discharged. To avoid damage to the product, be sure to remove the battery when no charge remains.

Discontinue use immediately should

you notice any change in the battery, such as discoloration or deformation.

If liquid from the damaged battery

comes in contact with clothing or skin, rinse immediately with plenty of water.

Observe the following precautions when handling the Charging AC

Adapter

Keep dry. Failure to observe this

precaution could result in fire or electric shock.

Dust on or near the metal parts of

the plug should be removed with a dry cloth. Continued use could result in fire.

Do not handle the plug or go near

the Charging AC Adapter during lightning storms. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.

Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug

or bend the USB cable, place it under heavy objects, or expose it to heat or flames. Should the insulation be damaged and the wires become exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for inspection. Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.

Do not handle the plug or Charging

AC Adapter with wet hands. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.

Do not use with travel converters or

adapters designed to convert from one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the

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For Your Safety

Use appropriate cables

When connecting cables to the input and output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose, to maintain compliance with product regulations.

Handle moving parts with care

Be careful that your fingers or other objects are not pinched by the lens cover or other moving parts.

CD-ROMs

The CD-ROMs supplied with this device should not be played back on audio CD equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD player could cause hearing loss or damage the equipment.

Observe caution when using the flash

Using the flash close to your subject’s eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than

1 m (3 ft. 4 in.) from the subject.

Do not operate the flash with the flash window touching a person or object

Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire.

Avoid contact with liquid crystal

Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth.

Turn the power off when using inside an airplane or the hospital

Turn the power off while inside the airplane during take off or landing.

Follow the instructions of the hospital when using while in a hospital. The electromagnetic waves given out by this camera may disrupt the electronic systems of the airplane or the instruments of the hospital.

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Notices

Notice for Customers in the

U.S.A.

Federal Communications

Commission (FCC) Radio

Frequency Interference

Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a

Class B digital device, pursuant to Part

15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving

antenna.

Increase the separation between the

equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an

outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced

COOLPIX P100

CAUTIONS

Modifications

The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon

Corporation may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Interface Cables

Use the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon for your equipment.

Using other interface cables may exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Notice for customers in the State of

California

WARNING

Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Wash hands after handling.

Nikon Inc.,

1300 Walt Whitman Road

Melville, New York 11747-3064

USA

Tel: 631-547-4200

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Notices

Notice for customers in Canada

CAUTION

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

ATTENTION

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du

Canada.

Notice for customers in Europe

This symbol indicates that this product is to be collected separately.

The following apply only to users in European countries:

This product is designated for

separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.

For more information, contact the

retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management.

This symbol on the battery indicates that the battery is to be collected separately.

The following apply only to users in European countries:

All batteries, whether marked with

this symbol or not, are designated for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.

For more information, contact the

retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management.

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Table of Contents

For Your Safety ........................................................................................................................................ ii

WARNINGS .................................................................................................................................................................. ii

Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v

Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1

About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1

Information and Precautions ............................................................................................................. 2

Parts of the Camera ............................................................................................................................... 4

The Camera Body....................................................................................................................................................4

Changing the Angle of the Monitor ...........................................................................................................6

Raising and Lowering the Built-in Flash ...................................................................................................7

Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap ............................................................................................7

The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................8

Basic Operations...................................................................................................................................11

The Command Dial.............................................................................................................................................11

The Multi Selector ...............................................................................................................................................12

The d Button....................................................................................................................................................13

Switching Between Tabs .................................................................................................................................13

Help Displays ..........................................................................................................................................................14

The x (monitor) Button ...............................................................................................................................14

The s (display) Button .............................................................................................................................15

First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 16

Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................16

Removing the Battery.......................................................................................................................................17

Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................18

Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................21

Setting Display Language, Date and Time..................................................................................22

Inserting Memory Cards....................................................................................................................24

Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................24

Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 26

Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode........................................................26

Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode ...............................................................................................27

Step 2 Frame a Picture........................................................................................................................28

Using the Electronic Viewfinder .................................................................................................................28

Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................29

Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................30

Pressing the Shutter-Release Button Halfway/All the Way Down.........................................30

Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures ..........................................................................................32

Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode) ............................................................................................................32

Deleting Pictures..................................................................................................................................................32

Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................34

Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................35

Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer ...............................................................................................37

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Setting the Focus Mode ..................................................................................................................................39

Using Manual Focus...........................................................................................................................................40

Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation)..............................................................41

More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 42

Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)......................................................................................42

Shooting Suited for the Scene ........................................................................................................43

Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)............................43

Selecting Scenes for Shooting (Scene Mode)....................................................................................45

Features......................................................................................................................................................................46

Taking Pictures for a Panorama ...................................................................................................................53

Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode) ........................................................55

Smart Portrait Menu...........................................................................................................................................57

Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode....................................................59

Subject Tracking Menu ....................................................................................................................................61

Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode) ............................................62

Sport Continuous Menu..................................................................................................................................64

Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes) .......................................................66

A, B, C, D Modes .............................................................................................................................................66

A (Programmed Auto) Mode.......................................................................................................................68

B (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode ..................................................................................................................69

C (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode..............................................................................................................70

D (Manual) Mode ...............................................................................................................................................71

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes) ......................................................73

q Image Quality ................................................................................................................................................75

r Image Size........................................................................................................................................................76

F Optimize Image............................................................................................................................................79

B White Balance...............................................................................................................................................82

E ISO Sensitivity................................................................................................................................................84

G Metering...........................................................................................................................................................85

C Continuous .....................................................................................................................................................86

H Auto Bracketing ...........................................................................................................................................89

G AF-Area Mode ...............................................................................................................................................90

I Autofocus Mode ..........................................................................................................................................93

J Flash Exp. Comp...........................................................................................................................................93

M Noise Reduction .........................................................................................................................................94

Q Distortion Control .......................................................................................................................................94

J Active D-Lighting........................................................................................................................................95

Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously.......................................................................96

Using

M (User Setting Mode)...........................................................................................................98

Save the Settings in

M......................................................................................................................................99

Resetting Saved Settings ............................................................................................................................. 100

More on Playback ............................................................................................................................101

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Operations in Full-Frame Playback ............................................................................................. 101

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Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence) ............................................. 102

Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback.................................................................... 104

Calendar display ................................................................................................................................................ 105

Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ....................................................................................... 106

Playback Options: Playback Menu .............................................................................................. 107

a Print Set: Setting the Pictures and Number of Copies to Print .................................... 108

b Slide Show....................................................................................................................................................110

c Delete: Deleting Multiple Pictures ................................................................................................. 111

d Protect ...........................................................................................................................................................113

f Rotate Image............................................................................................................................................... 114 i Hide Image...................................................................................................................................................114

h Copy: Copying Between the Internal Memory and Memory Card ..........................115

C Sequence Display Options................................................................................................................. 116

C Choose Key Picture................................................................................................................................. 116

Voice Memos: Recording and Playback .................................................................................... 117

Recording Voice Memos .............................................................................................................................. 117

Playing Voice Memos ..................................................................................................................................... 117

Deleting Voice Memos .................................................................................................................................. 117

Editing Pictures ................................................................................................................................118

Picture Editing Functions ............................................................................................................... 118

Editing Pictures .................................................................................................................................. 120 k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ........................................................120

I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast.................................................................. 121

e Skin Softening: Making Skin Appear Smoother.................................................................... 122

g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures....................................................................................................... 124

j Black Border: Adding a Black Border to a Picture ................................................................. 125

a Crop: Cutting Out Part of a Picture................................................................................................. 126

Movie Recording and Playback ..................................................................................................127

Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 127

Recording Slow Motion Movies or Fast Motion Movies (HS Movie)................................. 130

Movie Menu ......................................................................................................................................................... 132

D Movie Options............................................................................................................................................133

D HS Movie Options ....................................................................................................................................134

I Autofocus Mode ....................................................................................................................................... 135

w Electronic VR............................................................................................................................................... 136

Y Wind Noise Reduction.........................................................................................................................136

Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 137

Deleting Movie................................................................................................................................................... 137

Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers...........................................................138

Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 138

Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 140

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Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer.................................................................. 141

Charging While Connecting to a Computer.................................................................................... 145

Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 146

Connecting the Camera and Printer..................................................................................................... 147

Printing Pictures One at a Time................................................................................................................ 148

Printing Multiple Pictures ............................................................................................................................ 149

Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................152

Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 152

c Welcome Screen....................................................................................................................................... 154

d Date ..................................................................................................................................................................155

e Monitor Settings...................................................................................................................................... 158

f Date Imprint ................................................................................................................................................ 159

g Vibration Reduction............................................................................................................................... 160

U Motion Detection.....................................................................................................................................162

h AF Assist ........................................................................................................................................................ 163

K Red-eye reduction.................................................................................................................................. 163

u Digital Zoom............................................................................................................................................... 164

i Sound Settings.......................................................................................................................................... 165 k Auto Off..........................................................................................................................................................165

l/m Format Memory/Format Card .................................................................................................. 166

n Language....................................................................................................................................................... 167

H TV Settings....................................................................................................................................................167

V Charge by Computer ............................................................................................................................. 168

d Blink Warning.............................................................................................................................................. 169

p Reset All..........................................................................................................................................................171

P Reset file numbering.............................................................................................................................. 174 r Firmware Version.....................................................................................................................................174

Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................175

Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................................................... 175

Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 177

Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 178

Technical Notes and Index ...........................................................................................................179

Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 179

Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 180

File and Folder Names ..................................................................................................................... 181

Error Messages ................................................................................................................................... 183

Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 188

Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 195

Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 198

Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 199

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Introduction

About This Manual

Thank you for your purchase of Nikon COOLPIX P100 digital camera. This manual is written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who use the product will read it.

Symbols and Conventions

To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:

B

This icon marks cautions, information that should be read before use, to prevent damage to the camera.

D

This icon marks tips, additional information that may be helpful when using the camera.

C

This icon marks notes, information that should be read before using the camera.

A

This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this manual or in the

Quick Start Guide.

Notations

A Secure Digital (SD) memory card is referred to as a “memory card”.

The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting”.

The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of

buttons or messages displayed in a computer monitor are indicated in bold text.

Screen Samples

In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor and electronic viewfinder display samples so that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.

Illustrations and Screen Display

Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual display.

C

Memory Cards

Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and delete, playback, and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the memory card. The memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or used to store

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Information and Precautions

Life-Long Learning

As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually updated information is available online at the following sites:

For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/

For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/

For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/

Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for contact information:

http://imaging.nikon.com/

Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories

Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, Charging AC

Adapters and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.

T

HE USE OF NON-

N

IKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY VOID

YOUR

N

IKON WARRANTY.

The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon holographic seal could interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or leaking.

For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.

Holographic seal: Identifies this device as an authentic Nikon product.

Before Taking Important Pictures

Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.

About the Manuals

No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without

Nikon’s prior written permission.

Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in these manuals at any time and without prior notice.

Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.

While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the

Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).

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Information and Precautions

Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction

Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.

• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced

Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample”. The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless the prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.

The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.

• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions

The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes or coupon tickets, except when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.

• Comply with copyright notices

The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies and photographs is governed by national and international copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe copyright laws.

Disposing of Data Storage Devices

Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or built-in camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s responsibility.

Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any

pictures selected for the welcome screen (

A154). Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage

to property when physically destroying data storage devices.

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Parts of the Camera

The Camera Body

1 2 3

6

Built-in flash raised

4 5

7 8 9 10 11

1

Power switch/Power-on lamp

....................................................19, 21, 145, 165

2

Mode dial........................................................... 42

3

Microphone (stereo)......................117, 127

4

Built-in flash ................................................7, 34

5

m (Flash pop-up) button....................7, 35

6

Eyelet for camera strap (at two places)

....................................................................................7

7

Power connector cover (for connection

with an optional AC Adapter)............ 179

8

Shutter-release button ..............................30

9

10

Zoom control ..................................................29

f : Wide ...................................................29

g : Tele ......................................................29

h : Thumbnail playback..............104

i : Playback zoom..........................106

j : Help ....................................................14

Self-timer lamp...............................................37

AF-assist illuminator................................. 163

11

Lens ......................................................... 177, 195

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Parts of the Camera

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

18 19 20

PUSH

TO E

JECT

10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 21 22 23

1

Speaker ..................................................117, 137

2

x (monitor) button .................................14

3

Diopter adjustment control................... 14

4

Electronic viewfinder .................................14

5

s (display) button ...............................15

6

b (movie-record) button.................... 127

7

Movie mode switch ................................. 127

8

Command dial ...............................................11

9

k (apply selection) button ...................12

10

HDMI Mini Connector ............................ 138

11

USB/Audio video connector

.........................................................138, 141, 147

12

Connector cover ...................138, 141, 147

13

Monitor ..................................................8, 15, 27

14

c (playback) button.................................32

15

d button......13, 45, 74, 107, 132, 153

16

Multi selector...................................................12

17

l (delete) button............32, 33, 117, 137

18

Tripod socket

19

Battery-chamber/

memory card slot cover ................... 16, 24

20

Cover latch................................................ 16, 24

21

Memory card slot .........................................24

22

Battery latch............................................. 16, 17

23

Battery chamber............................................16

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Parts of the Camera

Changing the Angle of the Monitor

The angle of the monitor can be lowered down to 82° or raised upward to 90°. This is convenient when taking pictures with the camera held at high or low positions.

B

Notes on Monitor

Do not apply excessive force when changing the angle of the monitor.

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The monitor cannot be moved horizontally.

Put the monitor back in the original position when using in normal situations.

Parts of the Camera

Raising and Lowering the Built-in Flash

Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash.

See “Using the Flash” (

A34) for more information on setting the flash.

When not using the built-in flash, gently push the flash down.

Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap

Attach the lens cap to the strap, and then attach the strap to the camera (at two places).

B

Lens Cap

Remove the lens cap before you shoot a picture.

At times when you will not be shooting pictures such as when the power is off, or while you are carrying the camera, attach the lens cap to the camera to protect the lens.

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Parts of the Camera

The Monitor

The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback

(actual display varies with current camera settings).

See page 15 for details on changing the monitor display.

Shooting

44

2

43

42

40

41

39

33

38

37

36

35

34

1

4

3

6

5

8 9

11

10

13

14

16

17 18

12

7

15

19

21

20

31 26 24

32

25

22

30 29 28 27

23 a b

45

46

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Parts of the Camera

1

Shooting mode

*

...........................26, 43, 45, 55, 59, 62, 66, 98

2

Focus mode......................................................38

3

Zoom indicator ..............................................29

4

Focus indicator...............................................30

5

AE/AF-L indicator..........................................54

6

Flash indicator.................................................36

7

Flash mode .......................................................34

8

Flash exposure compensation .............93

9

Battery level indicator ................................26

10

Motion detection icon ...........................162

Vibration reduction icon (still pictures)

11

...............................................................................160

12

Electronic VR icon (movies) .................136

13

Noise reduction .............................................94

14

Distortion control .........................................94

15

Active D-Lighting..........................................95

16

Wind noise reduction..............................136

17

“Date not set” indicator..........................183

18

Travel destination indicator.................155

19

Date imprint..................................................159

20

Movie options..............................................132

21

HS movie options ......................................134

22

Image size..........................................................76

(a) Number of exposures remaining

23

(still pictures) ............................................26

(b) Movie length.........................................127

* Differs according to the current shooting mode.

24

Internal memory indicator..................... 27

25

Image quality.................................................. 75

26

Aperture............................................................. 67

27

Focus area (for manual, center)....30, 90

28

Focus area (for auto)................................... 90

29

Focus area (for face priority)...........55, 90

Focus area

30

(for subject tracking mode)................... 59

31

Shutter speed................................................. 67

32

Exposure display........................................... 71

33

ISO sensitivity ..........................................36, 84

34

Exposure compensation value ............ 41

35

Skin softening ................................................ 57

36

Smile timer....................................................... 57

37

Blink proof ........................................................ 58

38

B&W + color..................................................... 81

39

Image optimization .................................... 79

40

White balance mode ................................. 82

41

Self-timer indicator ..................................... 37

42

Bracketing......................................................... 89

43

Continuous shooting mode.................. 86

High-speed mode ....................................... 64

44

Pre-shooting cache..............................64, 65

45

Spot metering area..................................... 85

46

Center-weighted area ............................... 85

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Parts of the Camera

Playback

1 2 3 4 5

20

19

18

17

22

21

16

15

14

6

7

8

10

9

11

12

13 a b

1

Date of recording......................................... 22

2

Time of recording ........................................ 22

3

Protect icon....................................................113

4

Volume indicator.............................117, 137

5

Battery level indicator ............................... 26

6

Image quality

*

................................................ 75

7

Movie options

*

............................................133

8

Image size

*

....................................................... 76

9

(a) Current frame number/ total

number of frames ................................. 32

(b) Movie length .........................................137

10

Internal memory indicator..................... 32

11

Voice memo recording guide ............117

12

Voice memo playback guide ............. 117

13

Sequence playback guide ................... 102

Movie playback guide ............................ 137

14

Sequence display ...................................... 116

15

Skin softening icon................................... 122

16

Print-order icon .......................................... 108

17

Small picture ......................................124, 126

18

Black border indicator ............................ 125

19

D-Lighting icon .......................................... 121

20

Quick retouch icon................................... 120

21

Voice memo indicator............................ 117

22

File number and type ............................. 181

* Differs according to the selected option.

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Basic Operations

The Command Dial

You can rotate the command dial to select items from a menu screen or to choose and configure any of the following functions.

For Shooting

Mode

Programmed auto

(mode dial set to

A)

Shutter-priority auto

(mode dial set to

B)

Aperture-priority auto

(mode dial set to

C)

Manual

(mode dial set to

D)

For Playback

Mode

Full-frame playback or thumbnail playback

Calendar display

Playback zoom

During sequence playback or pause

During movie pause

Use Description

Change the flexible program

Adjust shutter speed

Adjust aperture

Adjust shutter speed or aperture

(press the multi selector

K to select a different option)

70

71

A

68

69

Use Description

Choose a picture

Choose a date

Change the zoom ratio

Select playback control

Advanced or Rewound

106

102

137

A

32,

101,

104

105

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Basic Operations

The Multi Selector

This section describes standard uses of the multi selector to select modes, select menu options, and to apply selections.

Operate by pressing the up, down, left, right section, or the k (apply selection) button.

For Shooting

Display

m (flash mode) (A34) menu or

choose the option above

Display o

(exposure

Display menu n

(self-timer)

(

A37)

compensation)

(

A41) guide*

Flash mode

Apply selection

Display D (focus mode) (

A38) menu or

choose the option below

* In shooting mode

D (manual), select whether to set the shutter speed or the aperture when the

command dial is rotated (

A71).

For Playback

Choose the previous picture

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For the Menu Screen

Choose the option above

Choose the option on the left/Return display to the previous screen

Choose the option below

Choose the next picture

Choose the option on the right/Display sub-menu or apply selection

Apply selection or display sub-menu

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

C

Note on the Multi Selector

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In this manual, up, down, left, and right presses of the multi selector may be indicated with

H, I, J and K.

Basic Operations

The

d Button

Press the d button to display the menu and to select options for the menu items.

Use the multi selector to navigate the menus (

A12).

Menu items can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.

Select a tab on the left side of the monitor to display the corresponding menu.

Press the

d button again to exit the menu.

Displayed when the menu contains two or more pages

Displays the menus for the mode selected by the mode dial

Displays the movie menu

Displays the playback menu

Displays the setup menu

Displayed when there are following menu options

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

Displayed when there are previous menu options

Shooting menu

Auto bracketing

AF area mode

Autofocus mode

Flash exp. comp.

Noise reduction

Distortion control

Active D-Lighting

0.0

Autofocus mode

Single AF

Full-time AF

Select an item, then press the k button or the multi selector

K to proceed to the next set of options.

Press the k button or the multi selector

K to apply the selection.

Switching Between Tabs

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

Set up

Welcome screen

Date

Monitor settings

Date imprint

Vibration reduction

Motion detection

AF assist

Press the multi selector

J to highlight the tab.

Press the multi selector

HI to choose another tab, and press either the k button or K.

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Basic Operations

Help Displays

Rotate the zoom control to g (j) when M is displayed at the bottom of the menu screen to view a description of the currently selected menu option.

To return to the original menu, rotate the zoom control to g (j) again.

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

For accurate color reproduction, choose a setting that matches the light source.

Back

The

x (monitor) Button

Press the x (monitor) button to switch between the monitor or electronic viewfinder. Switch to the one that suits the shooting conditions. For example, use the electronic viewfinder in bright locations when it is difficult to see the monitor.

Monitor

Electronic viewfinder

B

Diopter Adjustment of Electronic Viewfinder

When the diopter for the electronic viewfinder is out of focus and the display is difficult to see, adjust the diopter with the diopter adjustment control. While looking into the viewfinder, rotate the diopter adjustment control until the display is clearly visible.

Take care not to scratch your eye with your fingertips or nails when rotating the diopter adjustment control.

Diopter adjustment control

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The

s (display) Button

To switch between the information displayed on the monitor during shooting and playback, press the s button.

For Shooting

Basic Operations

Display information

Display the picture and the shooting data.

For Playback

Framing grids

1

Display a boxed guide for framing.

Information hidden

Display the picture only.

4 4

Display photo information

Display the picture taken and the photo information.

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1/250 F5.6

ISO

4

+1.0

200

4

Display shooting data

(except for movies)

Display highlight

2

, histogram and shooting data

4

.

3

Information hidden

Display only the taken picture.

1 Available only when mode dial is set to

A, B, C, D or M.

2 The brightest portions of the image (portions that are highlighted) will blink. Use highlights as a guide when setting exposure.

3 The histogram is a bar graph that shows the brightness distribution in the picture. The horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to the right. The vertical axis shows the number of pixels.

4 The shooting data displayed includes the folder name, file name, shooting mode used (

A, B, C or

D), shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and the current file number/ total number of exposures.

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First Steps

Inserting the Battery

Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied) into the camera.

Charge the battery before first use or when the battery is running low (

A18).

1

Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

Slide the cover latch to the

Y position (1), and open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover

(2).

2

Insert the battery.

Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are oriented correctly, as shown on the label at the entrance of the battery chamber, and insert the battery.

Use the battery to push the orange battery latch in the direction indicated by the arrow (1) and fully insert the battery (2).

When the battery is fully inserted, the battery latch will lock it in place.

B

Inserting the Battery Correctly

Inserting the battery upside down or backwards

could damage the camera. Be sure to confirm that the battery is in the correct orientation.

PUSH TO EJECT

PUSH TO EJECT

3

Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover

(1), and slide the cover latch to the

Z position

(2).

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Inserting the Battery

Removing the Battery

Turn the camera off (

A21) and confirm that the power-

on lamp and the monitor are off before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

Slide the orange battery latch in the direction shown

(1) and eject the battery. Pull the battery out straight

(2).

PUSH TO EJECT

Note that the battery may become hot during use; observe due caution when

removing the battery.

B

Notes on the Battery

Be sure to read and follow the warnings and cautions of “For Your Safety” (

Aii) thoroughly before

using the battery.

Be sure to read and follow the warnings for “The Battery” (

A176) of the section “Caring for the

Camera” thoroughly before using the battery.

If the battery will not be used for an extended period, recharge it at least once every six months

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Charging the Battery

Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 inserted into the camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-68P to the camera via the supplied USB Cable UC-E6, and then plugging the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical outlet.

1

Prepare the Charging AC Adapter

EH-68P.

If a plug adapter* is included, attach the plug adapter to the plug on the Charging

AC Adapter. Push the plug adapter firmly until it is securely held in place. Once the two are connected, attempting to forcibly remove the plug adapter could damage the product.

* The shape of the plug adapter varies according to the country or region in which the camera was purchased.

For Customers in Argentina

If the camera was purchased in Argentina, the shape of the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P (AR) differs from that supplied in other countries, and a plug adapter is not included. Proceed to step 2.

EH-68P (AR)

2

Be sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor are off.

Be sure to insert the battery into the camera (

A16) and turn off the camera (A21).

3

Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Charging AC Adapter to the camera.

USB cable

B

Connecting the Cable

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When connecting the cable, be sure that the camera connector is properly oriented. Do not use force when connecting the cable to the camera. When disconnecting the cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.

4

Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical outlet.

The camera’s power-on lamp slowly blinks orange to indicate that the battery is charging.

About three hours and 30 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery.

The following chart explains power-on lamp status when the camera is plugged into the electrical outlet.

Charging the Battery

Power-on lamp

Blinks slowly (orange) Battery charging.

Off

Description

Not charging. When the power-on lamp changes from slow blinking (orange) to off, charging is complete.

Flickers (orange)

Operating temperature range exceeded. Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to

35 °C (41 °F to 95 °F).

A USB cable is incorrectly connected, a Charging AC

Adapter is incorrectly plugged in, or the battery is faulty.

Disconnect the USB cable or unplug the Charging AC

Adapter and correctly connect it again, or change the battery.

5

Disconnect the Charging AC Adapter from the electrical outlet and then disconnect the USB cable.

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Charging the Battery

B

Notes on Charging AC Adapter

Do not use the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P with any device that is not supported.

Be sure to read and follow the warnings and cautions of “For Your Safety” (

Aii) thoroughly before

using the EH-68P.

Be sure to read and follow the warnings for “The Battery” (

A176) thoroughly before using the

battery.

The EH-68P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets. When using in other countries, use a third-party plug adapter as necessary. For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.

The Charging AC Adapter EH-68P is for charging the battery inserted into the camera. When the camera is connected to an electrical outlet with EH-68P, it cannot be turned on.

Do not, under any circumstances, use a Charging AC Adapter other than the EH-68P or a USB AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.

C

Notes on AC Power Supply

If the AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately) (

A179) is used, power is supplied to the camera

from an electrical outlet and taking pictures and playing back pictures are available with this camera.

Do not, under any circumstances, use any AC adapter other than the EH-62A. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.

D

Charging Using Computer or Battery Charger

Connecting the COOLPIX P100 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5

(

A145, 168).

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 can also be charged using the Battery Charger MH-61 (available separately) (

A179).

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Charging the Battery

Turning On and Off the Camera

Remove the lens cap before turning on the camera. Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on.

Press the power switch again to turn off the camera.

When the power is turned off, both the power-on lamp and monitor turn off.

When the camera is off, holding down the

c button will turn the camera on in playback mode (

A32).

C

Lens Error

If Lens error. (If the lens cap is attached, turn the camera off, remove the lens cap, and turn

the camera on.) is displayed, check that the lens cap has been removed and turn the camera on again.

C

Standby Mode (Auto Power Off)

If no operations are performed, the monitor turns off automatically, the camera enters standby mode and the power-on lamp blinks. If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.

During shooting or playback, if no operations are performed for about a minute (default setting), the camera enters standby mode.

If the monitor is off in standby mode (when the power-on lamp blinks), perform the following operations to turn on the monitor.

- Press the power switch, the shutter-release button or the c button.

- Rotate the mode dial.

The time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the Auto off

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Setting Display Language, Date and Time

A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on.

1

Press the power switch to turn on the camera.

The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on.

Remove the lens cap.

2

Use the multi selector to choose the desired language and press the k button.

For information on using the multi selector,

see “The Multi Selector” (

A12).

3

Choose Yes and press the k button.

If No is selected, the date and time will not be set.

Date

Set time and date?

Yes

No

4

Press the multi selector

J or K to select your

home time zone (

A157), and press the k

button.

London

Casablanca

Back

D

Daylight Saving Time

If daylight saving time is in effect, press the multi selector

H in the time zone selection screen displayed in step 4 to turn on the daylight saving time option.

When the daylight saving time option is enabled, W is displayed at the top of the monitor.

To turn off the daylight saving time option, press

I.

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London

Casablanca

Back

Setting Display Language, Date and Time

5

Edit the date.

Press

H or I to edit the highlighted item.

Press

K to move the highlight in the following order.

D (day)

M (month) ➝ Y (year) ➝ hourminute

DMY (the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed)

Press

J to return the cursor to the previous item.

6

Choose the order in which the day, month and year are displayed.

Date

D

01

00

M

01

00

Y

2010

Edit

Date

D

15

15

M

05

10

Y

2010

Edit

7

Make sure that the lens cap is removed, and then press the k button or

K.

The settings are applied and monitor display reverts to shooting mode.

The lens will extend at this time.

D

Changing the Date and Time and Imprinting the Date

Select Date from Date (

A155) in the setup menu (A152) to change the current date and time,

and follow the procedure described in step 5 above.

Select Time zone from Date in the setup menu to change the time zone and daylight saving time

settings (

A155).

To imprint the date on pictures, first set the date and time, and set Date imprint in the setup menu

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Inserting Memory Cards

Image and movie files are stored in the camera’s internal memory (approx. 43 MB)

or on removable memory cards (available separately) (

A180).

If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data is automatically stored on the memory card and data recorded to the memory card can be played back, deleted, or transferred. Remove the memory card to store data in the internal memory, or play back, delete, or transfer data from the internal memory.

1

Confirm that the power-on lamp and the monitor are turned off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.

Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.

2

Insert the memory card.

Slide the memory card in correctly as shown on the right, until it clicks into place.

Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover after inserting the memory card.

PUSH TO EJECT

B

Inserting the Memory Card Correctly

Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards

could damage the camera or the memory card. Be sure to confirm that the memory card is in the correct orientation.

PUSH TO EJECT

Removing Memory Cards

Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off and confirm that the power-on lamp and the monitor are off.

Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover and press the card in (1) gently to partially eject the

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card. Pull the memory card out straight (2).

PUSH TO EJECT

Inserting Memory Cards

B

Formatting a Memory Card

If the message at the right is displayed when the camera is turned

Card is not formatted.

on, the memory card must be formatted before use. Note that

formatting (

A166) permanently deletes all data on the

memory card. Be sure to make copies of any pictures you wish to

Format card?

keep before formatting the memory card.

To format, use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k button. When the confirmation dialog is displayed, choose Format and press the k button to start formatting.

Yes

No

Do not turn the camera off, or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting is complete.

When you insert memory cards used in other devices into this camera for the first time, be sure to

format them (

A166) with this camera.

B

The Write Protect Switch

Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch.

When this switch is in the “lock” position, data cannot be written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If the switch is in the “lock” position, unlock it by sliding the switch to the “write” position to record or delete pictures, or to format the memory card.

Write protect switch

B

Memory Cards

Use only Secure Digital memory cards.

Do not perform the following operations during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:

- Eject the memory card

- Remove the battery

- Turn off the camera

- Disconnect the AC adapter

Do not use a computer to format the memory card.

Do not disassemble or modify.

Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks.

Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.

Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.

Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles or areas exposed to high temperatures.

Do not expose to humidity, dust, or to corrosive gases.

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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode

Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode

This section describes how to take pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “pointand-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.

1

Remove the lens cap and press the power switch.

The power will be turned on, and the lens will extend.

The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the monitor will turn on.

2

Rotate the mode dial to A.

Auto mode

3

Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining in the monitor.

Battery Level

Description Monitor

NO

INDICATOR

Battery fully charged.

B

Battery level low; prepare to charge or replace the battery.

N

Battery exhausted.

Cannot shoot. Recharge or replace with a fully-charged battery.

Battery level indicator

Number of exposures remaining

Number of Exposures Remaining

The number of exposures remaining will be displayed.

The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the remaining capacity of the

internal memory or memory card, the image quality, and the image size (

A77).

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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode

Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode

Shooting mode

A is displayed in auto mode.

Vibration reduction icon

Reduces the effects of camera shake.

Shutter speed

(

A67)

Movie options

Displays the types of the movie to be recorded

(

A133).

Press b (movie-record) button to start the movie recording (

A127).

Aperture (

A67)

Internal memory indicator

Pictures will be recorded to internal memory

(approx. 43 MB).

When a memory card is inserted, C is not displayed and pictures will be recorded to the memory card.

Image quality and Image size

The combination of image quality (compression) and image size is displayed. The default settings are W

(Normal) for image quality and

J (3648 × 2736) for image size.

If the monitor is turned off in standby mode to save power, press the power switch

or the shutter-release button to turn the monitor on (

A165).

D

Note on the Flash

When the built-in flash is lowered, the flash setting is fixed to off and W appears at the top of the monitor. In situations where flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit, be sure to raise the built-in flash (

A35).

D

Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode

Focus mode (

A38) and exposure compensation (A41) can be applied and pictures can be taken

using the flash mode (

A34) and self-timer (A37).

Pressing the d button allows you to specify settings for the shooting menu options Image

quality (

A75) and Image size (A76).

D

Vibration Reduction

See Vibration reduction (

A160) in the setup menu (A152) for more information.

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Step 2 Frame a Picture

1

Ready the camera.

Hold the camera steadily in both hands.

Keep your fingers, hair, strap and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF-assist illuminator, microphone and speaker.

2

Frame the picture.

Position the main subject near the center of the monitor.

Using the Electronic Viewfinder

Use the electronic viewfinder to frame pictures when bright light makes it difficult to see the display in the monitor. Press the x button to switch to the electronic

viewfinder (

A14).

When the diopter for the electronic viewfinder is out of focus, rotate the diopter adjustment control to a position where the display is clearly visible (

A14).

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Step 2 Frame a Picture

Using the Zoom

Rotate the zoom control to activate optical zoom.

Rotate in the direction of g to zoom in on the subject.

Or rotate in the direction of f to have a wider view.

Rotating the zoom control all the way in either direction will adjust the zoom quickly, while rotating the control partially will adjust the zoom slowly.

A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor when the zoom control is rotated.

Zoom out Zoom in

Optical zoom Digital zoom

Digital Zoom

When the camera is already at the maximum optical zoom magnification, rotating the zoom control in the g direction will trigger digital zoom. The subject can be magnified up to 4× of the maximum optical zoom ratio.

Focus will be on the center of the frame and the focus area will not be displayed when digital zoom is in effect.

Optical zoom Digital zoom is in effect.

C

Digital Zoom and Interpolation

Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image size (

A76) and

digital zoom magnification.

Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when shooting still pictures. When zoom is increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator turns yellow to indicate that interpolation is being applied.

The position of V moves to the right as image size decreases, allowing for confirmation of the zoom positions at which shooting still pictures without interpolation is possible at the current image size setting.

When the image size is small

By using Digital zoom (

A164) in the setup menu (A152), it is possible to restrict the

magnification of the digital zoom within a range where images may not deteriorate, or to set the

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Step 3 Focus and Shoot

1

Press the shutter-release button halfway.

When the button is pressed halfway, the camera focuses.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center focus area display. When the subject is in focus, the focus area display will glow green.

1/250 F5.6

When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame, and the focus area is not displayed. When the subject is in focus, the focus indicator (

A8) glows green.

Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and the camera is unable to focus, the AF-area or focus indicator blinks red. Change the composition and press the shutter-release button halfway again.

2

Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.

The shutter will be released and the picture will be recorded to the memory card or internal memory.

Pressing the Shutter-Release Button Halfway/All the Way Down

The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel resistance. Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is held in this position. To release the shutter and take a picture, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.

Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may result in camera shake and blurred pictures.

Press the shutter-release Press the shutter-release button halfway to lock button the rest of the

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focus and exposure.

way down to shoot.

Step 3 Focus and Shoot

B

During Recording

While pictures are being recorded, the number of exposures remaining display will blink. Do not

open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.

B

Autofocus

Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the active focus area, or focus indicator, glows green:

Subject is very dark

Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g., the sun is behind the subject and is in deep shadow)

No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g., when the subject is standing in front of a white wall, wearing a white shirt)

Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g., an animal inside a cage)

Subject is moving rapidly

In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several times, or focus on another subject and use focus lock. When using focus lock, be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject with which focus was locked is the same as that for the actual subject.

D

Focus Lock

Use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when Center is selected for AF area mode.

Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change.

When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, exposure is locked.

Frame the subject to be focused on using the camera

Press the shutterrelease button halfway.

Confirm that the focus area is green.

Continue holding down the shutterrelease button halfway and recompose the picture.

Press the shutterrelease button the rest of the way down to shoot.

D

AF-assist illuminator

If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (

A163) may light by pressing the shutter-release

button halfway.

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Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures

Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode)

Press the c (Playback) button.

c (Playback) button

The last picture shot will be displayed in full-frame playback mode.

Press the multi selector

H, I, J or K to view additional pictures. Continue holding down

H, I, J or K to fast forward pictures.

Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.

Multi selector

Pictures may be displayed briefly at low resolution immediately after switching to the previous picture or next picture.

Press the c button or the shutter-release button to switch to shooting mode.

When C is displayed, pictures stored in the internal memory will be displayed. When memory card is inserted, C is not displayed and pictures stored on the memory card will be displayed.

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Internal memory indicator

Deleting Pictures

1

Press the l button to delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor.

2

Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k button.

The picture that is deleted cannot be restored.

To exit without deleting the picture, choose No and press the k button.

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Erase 1 image?

Yes

No

Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures

C

Options Available in Playback Mode

For details, see "More on Playback" (

A101) or "Editing Pictures" (A118).

C

Pressing the

c Button to Turn on the Camera

When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the camera on in playback mode. The lens will not extend.

C

Viewing Pictures

Press the x button to switch between using the monitor and electronic viewfinder display

(

A14).

Press the s button to switch between showing and hiding the photo information or shooting

information that is displayed on the monitor (

A15).

Pictures that were shot using face priority (

A91) will be rotated automatically when displayed in

full-frame playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures shot when

Continuous (

A86) or Auto bracketing (A89) was set).

When full-frame playback is performed for pictures that were shot continuously, those pictures

shot at the same time are displayed together in a group (sequence display) (

A102).

If the monitor is off in standby mode due to the camera's auto off function, press the c button to reactivate it (

A165).

C

Deleting the Last Picture Taken While in Shooting Mode

In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last picture shot.

Erase 1 image?

Yes

No

D

Deleting Multiple Pictures

Choose Delete (

A111) from the playback menu (A107) to delete multiple pictures.

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Using the Flash

In dark locations or when the subject is backlit, you can shoot pictures with flash by raising the built-in flash. You can set a flash mode that suits the shooting conditions.

The flash has a range of about 0.5 to 10 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.) for wide, and about 1.7 to 2.5 m

(5 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft. 2 in.) for tele (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto).

U Auto

Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.

V Auto with red-eye reduction

Reduces “red-eye” in portraits.

W

X

Off

Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.

Fill flash

Flash fires when a picture is taken, regardless of how bright the subject is. Use to “fillin” (illuminate) shadows and backlit subjects.

Y Slow sync

Fill flash is combined with slow shutter speed.

Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light.

Z Rear-curtain sync

Flash fires just before shutter closes, creating the effect of a stream of light behind moving subjects.

C

Auto with Red-eye Reduction

This camera uses Advanced Red-eye Reduction (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”).

Pre-flashes are fired repeatedly at low intensity before the main flash, reducing the red-eye effect.

If the camera detects “red-eye” when a picture is taken, Nikon’s own In-Camera Red-Eye Fix processes the image before it is recorded.

Note the following when taking pictures:

Because pre-flashes are fired, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is pressed and when the picture is shot.

The time required to save the picture increases slightly.

Advanced red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.

In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by advanced red-eye reduction processing; in these cases, choose another mode and try again.

When Red-eye reduction (

A163) in the setup menu is set to Pre-flash off, the shutter is released

immediately when the shutter-release button is fully pressed, without firing the pre-flashes before the

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main flash.

Using the Flash

Setting the Flash Mode

1

Press the m (flash pop-up) button.

The built-in flash will be raised.

When the built-in flash is lowered, the flash mode will be fixed to W (off ).

2

Press m (flash mode) on the multi selector.

The flash mode menu is displayed.

3

Press

H or I on the multi selector to choose the desired mode and press the k button.

The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at the top of the monitor.

When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a

few seconds even if monitor indicators (

A15) are

turned on.

If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.

Flash mode

B

Lowering the Built-in Flash

When not using the built-in flash, gently push to lower the flash.

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Using the Flash

B

Shooting When Lighting is Poor and When the Flash is Disabled (W)

Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of

camera shake. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction (

A160) to

Off in the setup menu (

A152).

The E indicator is displayed when the camera automatically increases sensitivity. Pictures taken when E is displayed may be slightly mottled.

When shooting at slow shutter speeds in dark location, the noise reduction function may operate.

When the noise reduction function operates, it may take more time to save images.

B

Note on Using the Flash

Reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in pictures. To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (Off ), or shoot pictures with the built-in flash lowered.

C

The Flash Indicator

The flash indicator shows the flash status when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway down.

On: Flash will fire when picture is shot.

Blinks: Flash is charging. Wait a few seconds and try again.

Off: Flash will not fire when picture is shot.

C

The Flash Mode Setting

The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode.

A (auto) mode: U auto flash.

x (scene auto selector): U auto flash. The camera sets the flash mode according to the scene mode that it has automatically determined.

SCENE: Varies depending on the scene (

A45 to 52).

F (smart portrait): U auto flash (when blink proof is Off ), fixed to W flash off (when blink proof

is On) (

A58).

s (subject tracking): U auto flash.

d (sport continuous): Fixed to W flash off.

A, B, C, D: U auto flash.

The flash cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See "Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously" (

A96) for more information.

In the following situations, the setting for flash mode is stored in the camera's memory even after the camera is turned off.

When shooting modes

A, B, C or D is used

When shooting using V (auto with red-eye reduction) in A (auto) mode

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Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer

The self-timer is useful for taking pictures of yourself, such as in group souvenir shots, or if you want to reduce camera shake when you press the shutter-release button. You can select a two-second or ten-second timer.

When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction (

A160) to Off in the setup menu

(

A152).

1

Press n (self-timer) on the multi selector.

The self-timer menu is displayed.

2

Press

H or I on the multi selector to choose

10s or 2s and press the k button.

• 10s (ten seconds): suitable for memorial portraits.

• 2s (two seconds): suitable for preventing camera shake.

The mode selected for self-timer is displayed.

If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.

3

Frame the picture and press the shutter-release button halfway.

Focus and exposure will be set.

10s

2s

Self-timer

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Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.

The self-timer starts, and the number of seconds remaining until the shutter is released is displayed in the monitor. The selftimer lamp will blink. The lamp stops blinking one second before the picture is taken and remains lit until the shutter is released.

When the shutter is released, the self-timer turns OFF.

To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press the shutter-release button again.

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Using Focus Mode

Choose a focus mode according to the subject and composition.

A

D

B

E

Autofocus

Camera automatically adjusts focus according to distance to subject. Use when the distance from subject to lens is 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) or more, or 1.7 m (5 ft. 8 in.) or more when camera is zoomed all the way out.

Macro close-up

Use for close-ups of flowers or small objects.

The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom.

In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator on the monitor glow green (wide-angle side from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. In the center zoom position between the maximum wide-angle side and the K icon, the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.

Infinity

Use when shooting distant scenes through window glass or when shooting landscapes.

When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator

(

A8) always glows green. However, the camera may not be able to focus on nearby

objects. The flash mode is set to W (off ).

Manual focus

The focus can be adjusted for any subject that is a distance of 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity from the lens (

A40).

Focus Modes Available in Each Shooting Mode

A (Autofocus)

D (Macro close-up)

B (Infinity)

E (Manual focus)

A w

1 w w

A, B, C, D, M w

1 w w w y x

2

3

F s d w w w

1

– w w w

1 Default setting for each shooting mode.

2 Available focus modes and default setting varies between different scene modes (

A45 to 52).

3 The camera sets the focus mode according to the scene mode that it has automatically

determined (

A43).

C

The Focus Mode Setting

For shooting modes

A, B, C and D, the changed focus mode setting will be stored in the camera's memory even after the camera is turned off.

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Focus mode cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Using Focus Mode

Setting the Focus Mode

1

Press p (focus mode) on the multi selector.

The focus mode menu is displayed.

2

Press

H or I on the multi selector to choose the desired focus mode and press the k button.

The mode selected for focus mode is displayed.

When A (autofocus) is applied, P is only displayed for a few seconds even if monitor indicators (

A15) are

turned on.

If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.

Focus

C

Macro Close-up

When using shooting mode

A, B, C, D or M, if Autofocus mode (A93) is set to Full-time AF, the

camera will continually focus until you press the shutter-release button halfway and the focus locks.

A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.

When using other shooting modes, Full-time AF is turned on automatically when macro mode is turned on.

C

Infinity

If you set focus mode to infinity while using A (auto) mode, the

A, B, C, D and M modes, or

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Using Focus Mode

Using Manual Focus

Available when the shooting mode is

A, B, C, D, M or d (sport continuous). Select

a shooting mode with the mode dial (

A42).

1

Press p (focus mode) on the multi selector to display the setup menu for focus mode.

Use the multi selector to choose E

(manual focus) and press the k button.

W is displayed at the top of the monitor.

The center of the picture will be enlarged and displayed on the screen.

Focus

2

Press

H or I on the multi selector to adjust the focus.

Adjust the focus while viewing the image in the monitor.

Press

H to focus on far subjects.

Press

I to focus on near subjects.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to check the composition. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.

3

Press the k button to check the field of view.

The field of view and the enlarged center section of the picture will be displayed together.

Press the shutter-release button at this point to take the picture.

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Press the k button.

The set focus is locked. You can continue shooting with the locked focus.

To readjust the focus, repeat steps 1 to 3.

To change back to autofocus, return to step 1 and choose any setting other than E.

C

E (Manual Focus)

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previewed by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.

Digital zoom is not available.

Adjusting the Brightness (Exposure Compensation)

Exposure compensation is used to alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera to make pictures brighter or darker.

1

Press o (exposure compensation) on the multi selector.

The exposure compensation guide is displayed.

Exposure compensation is not available for

D (manual) mode.

2

Press

H or I on the multi selector to choose the compensation and press the k button.

To make the subject brighter: adjust the exposure compensation to the "+" side.

To make the subject darker: adjust the exposure compensation to the "–" side.

Exposure compensation can be set to values between

–2.0 and +2.0 EV.

When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is applied, the value is displayed with the H icon in the monitor.

To cancel the exposure compensation setting, change the value to 0.0 and press the k button.

3

Press the shutter-release button to take the picture.

Pressing the shutter-release button instead of the k button in step 2 will allow pictures to be taken with the specified exposure compensation value, although the

face priority (

A91) will not be available.

C

Exposure Compensation Value

For shooting modes

A, B and C, the setting for exposure compensation will be stored in the camera's memory even after the camera is turned off.

D

Using Exposure Compensation

The camera tends to lower exposure when the frame is dominated by brightly lit objects (for example, sunlit expanses of water, sand, or snow) or when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Positive compensation should be used in such case.

The camera tends to raise exposure when the frame is dominated by very dark objects (for example, a swath of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main

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More on Shooting

Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)

When the mode dial is rotated next to the mark, the camera switches to the corresponding shooting mode shown below.

Auto mode

A Auto mode (A26)

Choose this simple mode, an automatic, “point-andshoot” mode recommended for firsttime users of digital cameras.

A, B, C, D (A66)

Choose these modes for greater control over shutter speed and aperture.

M User settings (A98)

Save the settings made in shooting modes

A, B, C and

D. Once the settings are saved, you can shoot with the settings that are more frequently used by just changing over to this mode.

d Sport continuous

(

A62)

Continuous shooting of pictures is done at high speeds.

y Scene (A45)

s Subject tracking (A59)

Choose this mode to shoot moving subjects. Once you register a subject to be focused on, the focus area moves and follows the subject.

Choose this mode for automatic adjustment of settings to suit the selected subject type.

F Smart portrait (A55)

x Scene auto selector

(

A43)

By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting.

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The camera detects smiling faces using face priority and releases the shutter automatically. The skin softening function makes a human subject's skin appear smoother.

Shooting Suited for the Scene

Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto

Selector)

By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting. When the camera is aimed at a subject in x scene auto selector mode, the camera automatically selects one of the following scene modes.

Auto mode (typical photography)

Night landscape (

A49)

Portrait (

A45)

Close-up (

A49)

Landscape (

A46)

Night portrait (

A47)

Backlight (

A51)

1

Rotate the mode dial to x.

Scene auto selector will be enabled.

If the built-in flash is not raised, the message The flash is lowered. will be displayed.

Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash.

2

Frame the subject and take the picture.

When the camera automatically selects a scene mode, the shooting mode icon changes to that for the scene mode currently enabled.

d: Auto mode e: Portrait f: Landscape h: Night portrait g: Night landscape i: Close-up j: Backlight

Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and exposure. When the subject is in focus, the focus area (active focus area) glows green.

Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.

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Shooting Suited for the Scene

B

Note on Scene Auto Selector Mode

Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should this occur, switch to A (Auto) mode (

A26) or choose the desired scene mode manually (A45).

C

Focusing in Scene Auto Selector Mode

In scene auto selector mode, the camera detects and focuses on a face (see “Shooting with Face

Priority” (

A91) for more information).

When the shooting mode icon d is displayed or when i (close-up) mode is in use, the camera will automatically focus on the area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the

camera. This is similar to the Auto setting of AF area mode (

A90).

C

Night Landscape Shooting in Scene Auto Selector Mode

When the setting is switched to g (night landscape) in scene auto selector mode, the mood of the night landscape is captured with a slow shutter speed (continuous shooting is not performed), unlike

Night landscape (

A49) in scene mode. We recommend stabilizing the camera with a tripod.

Set Vibration reduction (

A

160

) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.

C

Note on the Flash

When the built-in flash is lowered, the flash setting is fixed to off and W appears at the top of the monitor. In situations where flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit, be sure to raise the built-in flash (

A35).

C

Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector Mode

Digital zoom is not available.

U (auto) (default setting) and W (off ) flash mode settings (

A34) can be applied.

When U (auto) is applied, the camera automatically chooses the optimum flash mode setting for the scene mode it has selected. When W (off ) is applied, the flash does not fire, regardless of shooting conditions.

Self-timer (

A37) and exposure compensation (A41) settings can be adjusted.

The

p (focus mode) button (A12, 38) on the multi selector is not available.

If you press the d button to display the x (scene auto selector) menu, you can set Image

quality (

A75) and Image size (A76). Changes made to the image quality and image size

settings apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

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Shooting Suited for the Scene

Selecting Scenes for Shooting (Scene Mode)

Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The following scene modes are available.

b Portrait c Landscape e Night portrait f Party/indoor g Beach/snow h Sunset k Close-up u Food n Copy o Backlight i Dusk/dawn l Museum D Backlit scene HDR j Night landscape m Fireworks show p Panorama assist

Setting the Scene Mode

1

Rotate the mode dial to y.

The camera enters scene mode. The default setting is b (portrait).

2

Press the d button to display the scene menu screen, choose the desired scene with the multi selector and press the k button.

Switch to the C tab when the scene menu is not displayed (

A13).

3

Frame the subject and take the picture.

For scene modes that use the flash, be sure to press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash before shooting.

Scene menu

Portrait

Landscape

Night portrait

Party/indoor

Beach/snow

Sunset

Dusk/dawn

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Image Quality and Image Size

If you press the

d button to display the C (scene) menu, you can set Image quality (A75) and

Image size (

A76). Changes made to the image quality and image size settings apply to all shooting

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Shooting Suited for the Scene

Features

The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: X= flash mode when

the built-in flash is raised (

A34); n=self-timer (A37); p= focus mode (A38);

o=exposure compensation (A41).

b Portrait

Q

Use this mode for taking portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly.

The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face (see

“Shooting with Face Priority” (

A91) for more information).

If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.

After the skin softening feature makes the subject's skin appear smoother (up to three

people), record the image (

A56).

If no face is recognized, the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the frame.

Digital zoom is not available.

o

0.0

*

X V

* n

Off

* p A

* Other settings can be selected.

c Landscape

Q

Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.

Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is

pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (

A8)

always lights green; however, objects in the foreground may not always appear in focus.

AF-assist illuminator (

A163) does not light.

X W n

1 Self-timer is available.

2 Other settings can be selected.

Off

1 p B o

0.0

2

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Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and therefore may take more time to save.

Shooting Suited for the Scene e Night portrait

OQ

Use this mode for portraits of a human subject shot in front of background lighting at night. Flash is used to illuminate the subject while maintaining the mood of the background.

Shoot pictures with the built-in flash raised.

The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face (see

“Shooting with Face Priority” (

A91) for more information).

If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.

After the skin softening feature makes the subject's skin appear smoother (up to three

people), record the image (

A56).

If no face is recognized, the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the frame.

Digital zoom is not available.

X V

1 n

Off

2

1 Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction.

2 Other settings can be selected.

f Party/indoor p A

Suitable for taking pictures in parties. Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

Hold the camera steadily as pictures are easily affected by camera shake. When shooting under low lighting, use of a tripod

is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (

A160) to Off

when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.

o

0.0

2

X V

1 n

Off

2 p A o

0.0

2

1 May automatically switch to slow sync with red-eye reduction. Other settings can be selected.

2 Other settings can be selected.

O: Indicates a tripod is recommended when using this scene mode. Turn Vibration reduction

(

A160) to Off when using a tripod.

Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and

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Shooting Suited for the Scene g Beach/snow

Q

Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields, beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

X U

* n

* Other settings can be selected.

Off

* p A h Sunset

OQ

Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

o

0.0

*

X

W

* n

Off

* p A

* Other settings can be selected.

i Dusk/dawn

OQ

Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise or after sunset.

Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is

pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (

A8)

always lights green; however, objects in the foreground may not always appear in focus.

AF-assist illuminator (

A163) does not light.

X W n

* Other settings can be selected.

Off

* p

B o

0.0

* o

0.0

*

O: Indicates a tripod is recommended when using this scene mode. Turn Vibration reduction

(

A160) to Off when using a tripod.

Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and

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therefore may take more time to save.

Shooting Suited for the Scene j Night landscape

Q

This enables you to shoot night landscapes with the minimum of camera shake and noise. When the j icon at the top left of the screen glows green and the shutter-release button is pressed fully, pictures are shot continuously at high speed. The camera combines the shot pictures to save a single picture.

Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (

A8) always

lights green. However, because the camera focuses at infinity, it may not be able to focus on nearby objects.

After pressing the shutter-release button fully, hold the camera steadily until the still picture is displayed. Do not turn off the camera until the monitor display reverts to the shooting display.

The angle of view (recorded range) of the stored picture is smaller than the visible range in the monitor during shooting.

Digital zoom is not available.

AF-assist illuminator (

A163) does not light.

o

0.0

*

X W n

Off

* p B

* Other settings can be selected.

k Close-up

Q

Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at close range.

The focus mode (

A38) setting will be changed to D (macro

close-up) and the camera automatically zooms to the position at the closest distance at which the camera can focus.

The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom. In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator on the monitor glow green (wideangle side from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. In the center zoom position between the maximum wide-angle side and the

K icon, the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.

• AF area mode will be changed to Manual to enable the focus area to be chosen (

A90).

Press the k button and H, I, J or K on the multi selector to move the focus area. When the focus area position is set by pressing the k button, the flash mode, self-timer or exposure compensation settings can be adjusted.

The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.

As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction

(

A160) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.

X U

1 n

Off

2 p p o

0.0

2

1 Other settings can be selected. Note that when shooting with the flash, the flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).

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Shooting Suited for the Scene u Food

Use this mode when taking pictures of food.

The focus mode (

A38) setting will be changed to D (macro

close-up) and the camera automatically zooms to the position at the closest distance at which the camera can focus.

The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom. In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator on the monitor glow green (wideangle side from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm

(4 in.) from the lens. In the center zoom position between the maximum wide-angle side and the K icon, the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.

You can adjust hue within a slider display at the left of the monitor. Pressing

H increases the red hue, and pressing I increases the blue hue. The hue adjustments are stored in the camera's memory even after the camera is turned off.

• AF area mode will be changed to Manual to enable the focus area to be chosen (

A90).

Press the k button and H, I, J or K on the multi selector to move the focus area. When the focus area position is set by pressing the k button, the hue adjustment, self-timer and exposure compensation settings can be adjusted.

The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.

As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction

(

A160) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.

o

0.0

*

X W n

* Other settings can be selected.

Off

* p p l Museum

Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in which you do not want to use the flash.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

BSS (Best Shot Selector) (

A86) is used when shooting.

As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that

Vibration reduction (

A160) is enabled and hold the

camera steadily.

AF-assist illuminator (

A163) does not light.

X W n

Off

1 p A

2

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1 Other settings can be selected.

2

D (macro close-up) can be selected.

o

0.0

1

Shooting Suited for the Scene m Fireworks show

OQ

Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light from fireworks.

Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is

pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator (

A8)

always lights green; however, objects in the foreground may not always appear in focus.

Digital zoom is not available.

AF-assist illuminator (

A163) does not light.

X W n

Off p B n Copy

Q

Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or in print.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

Use

p (macro close-up) mode (A38) in focus mode with

this mode to shoot pictures at close distances.

Colored text and drawings may not show up well.

X W

1 n

Off

1

1 Other settings can be selected.

2

D (macro close-up) can be selected.

p

A o Backlight

Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing features or details in shadow. The flash fires automatically to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows.

Shoot pictures with the built-in flash raised.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

2

X X n

* Other settings can be selected.

Off

* p

A o o o

0.0

0.0

1

0.0

*

O: Indicates a tripod is recommended when using this scene mode. Turn Vibration reduction

(

A160) to Off when using a tripod.

Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and

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Shooting Suited for the Scene

D Backlit scene HDR

Suitable for shooting landscapes with a large contrast between light and dark. When the shutter-release button is pressed fully, the pictures that were shot continuously at high speed are overlaid, and the following two frames are saved:

- The picture processed with Active D-Lighting (

A95)

- The picture obtained from HDR (High Dynamic Range) overlay

The second frame of the recorded pictures will be the one obtained from HDR overlay.

When the number of exposures remaining is one frame, only the picture processed with

Active D-Lighting is saved.

The camera focuses in the center of the frame.

The D icon at the top left of the monitor turns green when there is a large contrast between light and dark.

After pressing the shutter-release button fully, hold the camera steadily until the still picture is displayed. A longer period of time may be required before the recording is complete. Do not turn off the camera until the monitor display reverts to the shooting display.

The angle of view (recorded range) of the stored picture is smaller than the visible range in the monitor during shooting.

Digital zoom is not available.

X W n

* Other settings can be selected.

Off

* p A o

0.0

* p Panorama assist

Q

Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using

the supplied Panorama Maker software. See “Taking Pictures for a Panorama” (

A53) for

more information.

A

2 o

0.0

1

X W

1 n

Off

1 p

1 Other settings can be selected.

2

D (macro close-up) or B (infinity) can be selected.

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Q: Indicates pictures shot in this scene mode are processed automatically to reduce noise, and therefore may take more time to save.

Shooting Suited for the Scene

Taking Pictures for a Panorama

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for best results. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction

(

A160) to Off in the setup menu (A152).

1

Use the multi selector to choose p Panorama

assist from the scene menu and press the k button (

A45).

The I icon is displayed to show the direction in which pictures will be joined.

Scene menu

Backlit scene HDR

Panorama assist

Image quality

Image size

2

Use the multi selector to choose the direction and press the k button.

Decide how pictures will be joined together in the completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K) or down (L).

The yellow panorama direction icon (II) will move to the direction pressed, so press the k button to choose the direction. A white panorama direction icon (I) will be displayed in the chosen direction.

Apply flash mode (

A34), self-timer (A37), focus mode (A38) and exposure

compensation (

A41) settings with this step, if necessary.

Press the k button again to reselect the direction.

3

Shoot the first picture.

The picture taken will be displayed in 1/3 of the monitor.

4

Shoot the second picture.

Match the outline of the next picture so that one-third of the frame overlaps on to the previous picture, and press the shutter-release button.

Repeat until you have taken the necessary number of pictures to complete the image.

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Shooting Suited for the Scene

5

Press the k button when shooting is completed.

The camera returns to step 2.

B

Panorama Assist

Set flash mode, self-timer, focus mode and exposure compensation before taking the first picture.

They cannot be changed after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom,

Image quality (

A75) or Image size settings (A76) be adjusted after the first picture is taken.

The panorama series is terminated if the camera enters standby mode with the auto off function

(

A165) during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is

enabled to a longer time is recommended.

D

R (exposure lock) Indicator

When using panorama assist mode, all pictures in the panorama have the same exposure, white balance, and focus as the first picture of the panorama.

When the first picture is shot, R is displayed to indicate that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.

D

Panorama Maker

Install Panorama Maker from the supplied Software Suite CD.

Transfer pictures to a computer (

A140) and use Panorama Maker (A144) to join them in a single

panorama.

D

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See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)

In the default setting, the camera detects smiling faces using face priority and releases the shutter automatically (smile timer function). The skin softening function makes a human subject’s skin appear smoother.

1

Rotate the mode dial to F (smart portrait).

The camera enters smart portrait mode.

2

Frame the picture.

Point the camera at the subject.

When the camera detects a face, the focus area containing the face will be displayed with a yellow double border, and when focus is locked the double border will turn green for a moment.

1/250 F5.6

Up to three faces can be detected. When more than one face is detected, the face closest to the center of the frame is framed by a double border and the others by single borders.

When more than one face is detected, press the k button to choose on which face to focus. Press

J K on the multi selector to choose the face on which to focus and press the k button.

3

The shutter is automatically released.

If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the Smile

timer function (

A57) automatically releases the shutter.

When the flash does not fire, the shutter is released five times each time a picture is taken, and the picture in which the most people have smiles is saved.

When the camera detects a face, the self-timer lamp (

A4) blinks. Immediately after

the shutter is released, the self-timer lamp flickers. Each time the shutter is released, the camera repeats automatic shooting by face priority and smile detection.

The shutter can also be released by pressing the shutter-release button. If no face is detected, the camera focuses on the subject in center of frame.

When the shutter is released, the camera makes the subject’s skin appear smoother, then records the image (Skin softening (

A57)).

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Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)

4

Finish shooting.

To finish automatic shooting of smiling faces, either turn the camera off, set Smile

timer to Off, or rotate the mode dial to select another shooting mode.

B

Notes on Smart Portrait Mode

Digital zoom is not available.

Under some shooting conditions, faces and smiling faces may not be detected properly.

See “Notes on Face Priority” (

A92) for more information.

B

Notes on Skin Softening

When taking pictures with skin softening, the time required to save the pictures increases slightly.

Depending on shooting conditions, even if the camera detects a face on the monitor at the time of shooting, effects of the skin softening function may not be visible, and areas other than the face may be processed. If the desired effect is not achieved, set Skin softening to Off and shoot again.

The extent of skin softening effect that is applied cannot be set while using the Portrait or Night

portrait scene modes.

Skin softening can also be applied to pictures after they have been taken (

A122).

C

Auto Power Off When Using Smile Timer (Standby Mode)

When Smile timer is set to On, the auto off function (

A165) will turn the camera off in the following

situations if no operations are performed.

The camera is unable to detect any face.

The camera has detected one or more faces, but is unable to detect a smiling face.

C

Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode

Flash mode is disabled when Blink proof is set to On. Flash mode (

A34) will be changed to U

(auto) when Blink proof is set to Off (other settings can be selected).

Exposure compensation (

A41) can be adjusted.

If Smile timer is set to Off, self-timer (

A37) can be set.

The focus mode is fixed to A (autofocus).

If you press the d button to display the F (smart portrait) menu, you can change the settings for Image quality, Image size, Skin softening, Smile timer, or Blink proof.

D

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See “Autofocus” (

A31) for more information.

Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)

Smart Portrait Menu

Press the

d button (A13) to display the smart portrait menu and use the multi

selector (

A12) to modify and apply settings. The following options are available.

Switch to the F tab when the smart portrait menu is not displayed (

A13).

• Smile timer and Blink proof cannot be used simultaneously.

Image quality

Image quality (

A75) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image

quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

Image size

Image size (

A76) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image size

setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

Skin softening

Set skin softening. When the shutter is released, the camera detects up to three faces and processes the image to make the faces appear smoother, then records the image.

The effect of this feature can be set to High, Normal (default setting), and Low.

When Off is selected, skin softening is turned off.

When skin softening is enabled, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor during shooting (

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current

setting is not displayed. Additionally, the effects of the current skin softening setting cannot be previewed in the monitor while shooting. To confirm, view the pictures after shooting.

Smile timer

• On (default setting): Among the detected faces, if a smile is detected on the face that is framed by a double border, the camera automatically releases the shutter.

When the flash does not fire, the shutter is released five times each time a picture is taken, and the picture in which the most people have smiles is saved.

• Off: The camera does not release the shutter automatically using smile timer; the shutter is only released when the shutter-release button is pressed.

When smile timer is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting

(

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.

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Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)

Blink proof

When set to On, the shutter is released five times as the shutter-release button is fully pressed once; the camera chooses one image in which the subjects' eyes are open, and saves it.

The message on the right will be displayed for a few seconds when the camera records an image in which someone may have been blinking.

When Blink proof is turned On, Smile timer is turned Off. Press the shutter-release button to

A blink was detected in the picture just taken.

release the shutter.

When set to On, the flash cannot be used.

The default setting is Off.

When blink proof is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting

(

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.

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Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode

Use this mode to shoot moving subjects. Subject tracking begins once you select a subject to be focused on, and the focus area will move and follow the subject.

1

Rotate the mode dial to s (subject tracking).

The camera enters subject tracking mode, and a white border is displayed in the center of the frame.

2

Select a subject.

Frame the subject in the center of the border, and press the k button.

- The subject is registered.

- When the camera is unable to focus on the subject, the border will glow red. Change the composition and try again.

Once the subject is registered, it is framed by a yellow focus area display, and subject tracking begins.

To change subjects, press the k button to cancel the currently selected subject, then select a new subject.

If the camera loses sight of the subject, the focus area display disappears; register the subject again.

3

Press the shutter-release button to take the picture.

If the camera focuses on the focus area when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area display turns green and the focus is locked.

If the camera is unable to focus, the focus area display will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again to focus.

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If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area display is not displayed, the camera focuses at the center of the frame.

Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.

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Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode

B

Subject Tracking Mode

Digital zoom is not available.

Set the zoom position, flash mode, exposure compensation, and menu before registering a subject. If any of these are changed after a subject is registered, the subject will be canceled.

During certain conditions, such as when the subject is moving quickly, when there is a large amount of camera shake, or when there are multiple subjects that look alike, the camera may not be able to register or track a subject, or the camera may track a different subject. Additionally, the subject may not be tracked properly depending on factors such as the subject's size and brightness.

In some rare cases when shooting subjects for which autofocus may not perform as expected

(

A31), the subject may not appear in focus despite the fact that the focus area display glows

green. Should this occur, switch to auto mode or set AF area mode (

A90) to Manual or Center

in shooting modes

A, B, C, D or M, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance

from the camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock (

A31).

C

Usable Functions in Subject Tracking Mode

Flash mode (

A34) and exposure compensation (A41) settings can be adjusted.

Self-timer cannot be used.

The focus mode is fixed to A (autofocus).

Press the d button to display the s (subject tracking) menu and change the settings for Image

quality, Image size, or Autofocus mode (

A61).

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Focusing on a Moving Subject in Subject Tracking Mode

Subject Tracking Menu

Press the

d button (A13) to display the subject tracking menu and use the

multi selector (

A12) to modify and apply settings. The following options are

available.

Switch to the s tab when the subject tracking menu is not displayed (

A13).

Image quality

Image quality (

A75) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image

quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

Image size

Image size (

A76) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image size

setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

Autofocus mode

Allows you to set the Autofocus mode (

A93) used for subject tracking mode (the

default setting is Full-time AF).

When using subject tracking mode while set to Full-time AF, the camera continuously focuses until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. The sound of the camera focusing will be heard.

Changes made to the autofocus mode setting in this mode will not be applied to the autofocus mode setting in shooting modes

A, B, C, D and M. The autofocus mode setting applied in subject tracking mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.

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Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode)

Sport continuous mode allows the split-second movements of high-speed moving subjects to be captured through continuous shooting.

The image size is fixed to B 1600×1200 or A 1280×960 (

A64).

The ISO sensitivity is set automatically within the range of ISO 160 to 3200.

The focus, exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the first

picture in each series.

1

Rotate the mode dial to d (sport continuous).

The camera enters sport continuous mode.

2

Press the d button and confirm or change the continuous shooting setting.

See “Sport Continuous Menu” (

A64) for more

information.

Sport continuous

High-speed mode

Pre-shooting cache

Image quality

Switch to the d tab when the sport continuous menu is not displayed (

A13).

Once the configuration is complete, press the d button to return to the shooting screen. Pressing the shutter-release button also returns to the shooting screen.

3

Frame the subject and shoot.

The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Pressing the shutter-release button halfway sets the focus and exposure.

When High-speed mode is set, press the shutterrelease button fully to shoot continuously a number of frames that is appropriate for the setting. You do not need to hold down the shutter-release button.

When Pre-shooting cache is set, press the shutter-release button fully and hold it down to shoot frames continuously (up to 25 frames).

When shooting is finished, monitor display reverts to shooting mode. If the O icon is displayed, do not turn off the camera.

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Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode)

B

Notes on Sport Continuous Shooting

A longer period of time may be required before the recording is complete. The time taken until recording ends may vary, depending upon the amount of frames taken, image quality setting and the write speed of the memory card used.

If the ISO sensitivity is raised for shooting, the shot pictures may be grainy.

In clear sunlight, the correct exposure may not be obtained (overexposure).

When shooting under lights that flicker at high speed such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor or sodium-vapor lamps, banding on the picture or variations in monitor brightness and hue may occur.

C

Functions Available in Sport Continuous Mode

The flash and self-timer are not available.

Exposure compensation (

A41) settings can be adjusted.

Focus mode (

A38) settings can be adjusted. When A (autofocus) (default setting) or D (macro

close-up) is set in sport continuous mode, full-time AF (

A93) is set.

AF-assist illuminator (

A163) does not light.

When the d button is pressed to display the d (sport continuous) menu, the settings for High-

speed mode, Pre-shooting cache or Image quality can be adjusted (

A64).

D

More Information

See “Autofocus” (

A31) for more information.

See “Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence)” (

A102) for more information.

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Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode)

Sport Continuous Menu

Press the

d button (A13) to display the sport continuous menu, and then use

the multi selector (

A12) to change the settings. The following options are

available.

Switch to the d tab when the sport continuous menu is not displayed (

A13).

• High-speed mode and Pre-shooting cache cannot be set simultaneously.

High-speed mode

Choose the sport continuous shooting type.

Option

Continuous H: auto

(default setting)

Continuous H: 120 fps

Continuous H: 60 fps

Description

Frame rate: Maximum 60 fps

Number of continuously shot frames: 25 frames

Image size: B 1600×1200 fixed

The frame rate varies depending on the brightness of the subject at the start of shooting. In dark conditions, the shutter speed decreases (1 second maximum), and the frame rate slows down.

Frame rate: Approx. 120 fps

Number of continuously shot frames: 60 frames

Image size: A 1280×960 fixed

Shoots 60 frames continuously at a high speed of about 1/120 second or faster.

Frame rate: Approx. 60 fps

Number of continuously shot frames: 25 frames

Image size: B 1600×1200 fixed

Shoots 25 frames continuously at a high speed of about 1/60 second or faster.

Pre-shooting cache

When the pre-shooting cache is used, it improves the chance of capturing a good picture. Up to five frames are recorded just before the shutter-release button is pressed down fully. The camera starts shooting when the shutter-release button is pressed down halfway, and shoots pictures continuously when the button is then

pressed down fully (

A65).

The shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released or 25 frames have been shot continuously.

Frame rate: Maximum 15 fps

Number of continuously shot frames: Up to 25 frames (including a pre-shooting cache of up to five frames)

Image size: B 1600×1200 fixed

Image quality

Image quality (

A75) settings can be changed. This is stored in the camera's

memory independently and is not applied to the settings in any other shooting

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mode.

Shooting with a High-Speed Burst (Sport Continuous Mode)

C

Pre-shooting Cache

When pre-shooting cache is set to On, shooting starts when the shutter-release button is pressed down halfway for 0.5 seconds or more, and images that were shot just before the shutter-release button is pressed down fully can be saved as part of the continuously shot frames. Up to five frames can be recorded in the pre-shooting cache.

When pre-shooting cache is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting (

A8). When

Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed. When the shutter-release button is pressed down halfway, the pre-shooting cache icon changes to green.

Press down halfway Press down fully

Images recorded by pressing down halfway

Images recorded by pressing down fully

Check the number of exposures remaining before starting to shoot. Having 25 or more exposures remaining in the memory is recommended when shooting. A pre-shooting cache cannot be recorded when the number of exposures remaining is five or less.

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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

A, B, C, D Modes

By rotating the mode dial, you can shoot pictures in the following four exposure modes:

A (programmed auto), B (shutter-priority auto), C (aperture-priority auto), and

D (manual). In addition to allowing you to set the shutter speed and aperture yourself, these modes offer control over a variety of advanced settings such as changing the ISO sensitivity and white balance in the shooting menu (

A73).

A

Mode

Programmed auto

(

A68)

Description

Camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically for optimal exposure. Flexible program, which changes the combination of shutter speed and aperture, can be used

(

A68).

Usage

Recommended for most situations.

B

C

D

Shutterpriority auto

(

A69)

Aperturepriority auto

(

A70)

Manual

(

A71)

User chooses shutter speed; camera selects aperture automatically.

User chooses aperture; camera selects shutter speed automatically.

User controls both shutter speed and aperture.

Use to shoot fast moving subjects using a fast shutter speed, or use to emphasize the movements of a moving subject using a slow shutter speed.

Use to blur background or bring both foreground and background into focus.

Use to control exposure according to shooting requirements.

Settings that are frequently used for

A, B, C and D shooting modes can be saved in mode dial

M. Rotating the mode dial to M enables you to shoot pictures using the saved settings that are used frequently (

A98).

D

Functions Available in

A, B, C and D Modes

The flash mode (

A34) can be changed, and the self-timer (A37), focus mode (A38) and

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exposure compensation (

A41) settings can be adjusted.

Press the

d button to adjust the shooting menu (A73) settings.

Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

D

Shutter Speed and Aperture

The same exposure can be achieved with different combinations of shutter speed and aperture, allowing you to freeze or blur motion and control depth of field.

The following figure shows how shutter speed and aperture affect exposure. When the ISO sensitivity

setting (

A84) is changed, the range of shutter speeds

and aperture values at which the correct exposure can be obtained also changes.

Shutter speed

Aperture

Fast shutter speed:

1/1000 s

Slow shutter speed:

1/30 s

Large aperture

(small f-number): f/2.8

Small aperture

(large f-number): f/8.0

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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

A (Programmed Auto) Mode

Shoot pictures with shutter speed and aperture value set automatically by the camera.

1

Rotate the mode dial to

A.

2

Frame the subject and shoot.

At the default setting, the camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of nine areas) (

A90).

Flexible Program

In mode

A, different combinations of shutter speed and aperture can be selected by rotating the command dial (“flexible program”), without changing the exposure. While flexible program is in effect, an asterisk (A) appears next to the mode indicator (

A) in the monitor.

Rotate the command dial to the right for large apertures (small fnumbers) when you want to blur background details, or for fast shutter speeds to capture fast-moving subjects.

Rotate the command dial to the left for small apertures (large fnumbers) when you want to increase depth of field, or for slow shutter speeds to emphasize the motion of a subject.

To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate the command dial until the A asterisk next to the mode indicator is no longer displayed. Selecting another mode, or turning off the camera, also restores default shutter speed and aperture settings.

B

Notes on Shutter Speed

When the ISO sensitivity (

A84) is ISO 3200, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to one second.

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (

A86), the slowest shutter speed is

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restricted to 1/30 second.

Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

B (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode

Set the shutter speed and shoot pictures.

1

Rotate the mode dial to

B.

2

Rotate the command dial to choose the shutter speed value between

1/2000 second and eight seconds.

3

Focus and shoot.

At the default setting, the camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of nine areas) (

A90).

B

B (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode

If the selected shutter speed would result in the picture being over- or underexposed, the shutter speed display will flash when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another shutter speed and try again.

At shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower, "noise" may appear in the image in the form of randomly spaced, brightly colored dots. In such situations, the shutter speed indicator will turn red. Setting

Noise reduction (

A94) to On is recommended.

B

Notes on Shutter Speed

When the ISO sensitivity (

A84) is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds,

when ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (

A86), the slowest shutter speed is

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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

C (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode

Set the aperture value and shoot pictures.

1

Rotate the mode dial to

C.

2

Rotate the command dial to choose the aperture value (f/-number).

When the camera is zoomed all the way out, aperture can be set to values between f/2.8 and f/8.0; at maximum zoom, aperture can be set to values between f/5.0 and f/

8.0.

3

Focus and shoot.

At the default setting, the camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of nine areas) (

A90).

B

C (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode

If the selected aperture would result in the picture being over- or underexposed, the aperture display will flash when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another aperture value and try again.

B

Notes on Shutter Speed

When the ISO sensitivity (

A84) is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds,

when ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (

A86), the slowest shutter speed is

restricted to 1/30 second.

D

Aperture and Zoom

Aperture is expressed as an f-number, which is the ratio of the focal length of the lens to the effective diameter of the opening (aperture) through which light enters the camera. Large apertures (expressed by small f-numbers) let more light into the camera, and small apertures (large f-numbers) let less light.

This camera has a lens with a focal length of 4.6-120 mm and an aperture of f/2.8 to f/5. When the

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camera is zoomed out, the f-number decreases. When the camera is zoomed in, the f-number increases.

Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

D (Manual) Mode

Set the shutter speed and aperture value, and shoot pictures.

1

Rotate the mode dial to

D.

2

Press the multi selector

K to activate the shutter speed setting.

The active setting switches between shutter speed and aperture each time the multi selector

K is pressed.

At shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower, the shutter

speed indicator turns red (

A69).

3

Rotate the command dial to choose the shutter speed value between

1/2000 second and eight seconds.

When adjusting aperture or shutter speed, the degree of deviation from the exposure value measured by the camera is displayed for a few seconds in the exposure display.

The degree of deviation in the exposure display is shown in EVs (–2 to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV).

A display similar to that illustrated at right indicates that the picture will be overexposed by 1 EV (+1).

Overexposed Underexposed

+2 + 0 -2

+1 -1

Exposure display

4

Press the multi selector

K to activate the aperture setting.

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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (

A, B, C, D Modes)

5

Rotate the command dial to choose an aperture value.

Repeat steps 2 to 5 to modify shutter speed and aperture settings until the desired exposure is achieved.

6

Focus and shoot.

At the default setting, the camera automatically selects the focus area (one of nine) containing the subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus area (active focus area) glows green (maximum of nine areas) (

A90).

B

Notes on Shutter Speed

When the ISO sensitivity (

A84) is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds,

when ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting (

A86), the slowest shutter speed is

restricted to 1/30 second.

B

Note on ISO Sensitivity

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When ISO sensitivity (

A84) is set to Auto (default setting), High ISO sensitivity auto, or Fixed

range auto, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at ISO 160.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

While shooting in

A, B, C, D and M (A98), the shooting menu contains the

following options.

q r

F

Image quality

Choose the image quality (compression ratio) of recorded pictures.

This can also be set in the menus of another shooting mode.

A75

Image size

A76

Choose the image size of recorded pictures.

This can also be set in the menus of another shooting mode (except for sport continuous mode).

Optimize image

A79

Change the settings for optimizing images according to the shooting scene or your preferences.

B White balance

A82

Match white balance to the light source to produce images with natural-looking colors.

E ISO sensitivity

A84

Modify the camera’s sensitivity to light according to the brightness of the subject.

G Metering

Choose how the camera meters exposure.

A85

C

H

G

I

J

Continuous

A86

Change settings for Continuous (continuous shooting) and BSS (Best Shot Selector), etc.

Auto bracketing

Vary exposure slightly over a burst of pictures.

A89

AF area mode

A90

Choose how the focus area is determined.

A93

Autofocus mode

Choose how the camera focuses.

Flash exp. comp.

Adjust flash level.

A93

M

Noise reduction

Reduce noise in pictures shot at slow shutter speeds.

Q

J

A94

Distortion control

A94

Choose whether to correct the peripheral distortion that occurs due to the intrinsic characteristics of lenses.

Active D-Lighting

A95

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes) u u

Save user settings

Save the current edited settings into the mode dial

M.

Reset user settings

Reset the saved settings in

M back to the default settings.

A99

A100

Displaying the Shooting Menu

Choose

A (Programmed auto), B (Shutter-priority auto), C (Aperture-priority auto),

D (Manual) or M (User settings) by rotating the mode dial.

Press the d button and switch to the A, B, C, D or M tab to display the shooting

menu (

A13).

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on menus (

A12).

Press the

d button to exit the shooting menu.

B

Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously

Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (

A96).

C

Navigating the Camera Menu

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The command dial can also be used in place of pressing

H or I on the multi selector.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

q Image Quality

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Image quality

Choose the amount of compression applied to pictures.

Lower compression ratios result in higher quality pictures, but also larger file sizes, limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded.

a

Fine

Fine quality images (compression ratio of 1: 4), suitable for enlargement or high quality prints.

b Normal (default setting)

Normal image quality (compression ratio of 1: 8), suitable for most applications.

c Basic

Basic image quality (compression ratio of 1:16), suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.

The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and playback modes (

A8 to 10).

C

Notes on the Image Quality Setting

Changes made to the image quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

Use the sport continuous menu to change the image quality setting for sport continuous mode

(

A64).

D

More Information

See “Number of Exposures Remaining” (

A77) for more information.

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

r Image Size

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Image size

Choose the size of pictures in pixels for recording.

Pictures shot at smaller sizes require less memory, making them suited to distribution by e-mail or the web.

Conversely, the larger the image, the larger the size at which it can be printed or displayed without becoming noticeably “grainy,” limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded.

Image size

M

3648×2736

(default setting)

E

3264×2448

D

2592×1944

C

2048×1536

B

1600×1200

A

1280×960

Description

Record pictures exhibiting greater detail than those shot at

E 3264×2448 or D 2592×1944.

Good balance between file size and quality makes this the best choice in most situations.

Smaller than M 3648×2736, E 3264×2448 and D 2592×1944 for recording more pictures.

J

1024×768 f

640×480

I

3648×2432

Record pictures of a size suitable for display on devices such as a computer monitor.

Record pictures suitable for display on a television with a screen aspect ratio of 4:3, or for e-mail attachment.

Record pictures with the same aspect ratio (3:2) as those shot with

35 mm film cameras.

G

3584×2016

Record pictures with the same aspect ratio (16:9) as wide-screen televisions.

H

2736×2736 Record perfectly square pictures.

The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and playback modes (

A8 to 10).

C

Notes on the Image Size Setting

Changes made to the image size setting apply to all shooting modes (except for sport continuous mode and shooting mode

M).

For sport continuous mode, the image size is fixed to B 1600×1200 or A 1280×960 (

A64).

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This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

C

Number of Exposures Remaining

The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory

and on a 4 GB memory card, at each combination of Image size (

A76) and Image quality (A75)

settings. Note that the number of images that can be stored will differ depending on the composition of the image (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number may differ depending on the make of memory card, even if the capacity for the memory card is the same.

Image size

M

3648×2736

(default setting)

E

3264×2448

D

2592×1944

C

2048×1536

B

1600×1200

A

1280×960

J

1024×768 f

640×480

I

3648×2432

G

3584×2016

H

2736×2736

Image quality

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Fine

Normal

Basic

Internal memory

(43 MB)

98

171

275

196

305

458

43

83

144

65

119

196

17

33

63

27

52

98

8

17

34

11

21

42

10

19

38

12

24

46

11

23

45

Memory card

1

(4 GB)

Print size

2

(cm/in.)

31×23/12×9

28×21/11×8

22×16/8.5×6.5

17×13/7×5

14×10/5×4

11×8/4×3

9×7/3.5×2.5

5×4/2×1.5

31×21/12×8

30×17/12×6.5

23×23/9×9

3770

7100

12000

5745

10000

17000

8620

15000

24000

17000

24000

40000

1525

2940

5485

2410

4640

8620

775

1545

3015

970

1915

3655

870

1720

3350

1065

2115

4020

1030

2045

3890

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

1 If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining display shows “9999”.

2 Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi.

Print sizes are calculated by dividing the number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, even with the same image size setting, images printed at higher resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will print larger than the size indicated.

D

Printing Images of Size 1:1

Change the printer setting to “Border” when printing images of size set to 1:1.

The images may not be printed in 1:1 ratio depending on the printer.

See the instruction manual of the printer or check with the authorized print dealer for further details.

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

F Optimize Image

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Optimize image

Change the settings for optimizing images according to the shooting scene or your preferences. Contrast, saturation, sharpening, and other settings can be adjusted in detail.

g h o i j k p

Normal (default setting)

Standard image optimization; recommended in most situations.

Softer

Softens outlines, producing natural results suitable for portraits or retouching on a computer.

Vivid

Enhances saturation and produces vibrant reds and greens. Images will become sharp and slightly high in contrast.

More vivid

Maximizes saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce crisp images with sharp outlines.

Portrait

Lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait subjects.

Custom

Customize image optimization settings (

A80).

Black-and-white

Shoot photos in black and white or sepia (

A81).

At settings other than Normal, the indicator for the current optimize image setting is displayed in the monitor during shooting (

A8).

B

Optimize Image

If the optimize image setting is set to Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait or Standard of Black-and-white, results will vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame even if shooting conditions remain the same. For consistent results over a series of photographs, select Custom and choose a setting other than Auto for contrast, sharpening, and saturation.

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

Customizing Image Enhancement Options: Custom

Select Custom to make separate adjustments to the following options.

Custom

Contrast

Image sharpening

Saturation

Contrast

Control contrast.

Lower settings prevent loss of detail in highlights under harsh lighting or in direct sunlight. Higher settings preserve detail in misty landscapes and other low-contrast subjects.

The default setting is Auto.

Contrast

Auto

Normal

Low

Medium low

Medium high

High

Image sharpening

Choose how much outlines are sharpened during shooting.

Choose high settings for sharp outlines, low settings for softer outlines.

The default setting is Auto.

Image sharpening

Auto

Normal

Low

Medium low

Medium high

High

Off

Saturation

Control the vividness of colors.

Choose moderate for less saturated colors, enhanced for more vivid colors.

The default setting is Auto.

Saturation

Auto

Normal

Moderate

Enhanced

B

Note on Image Sharpening

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The effects of image sharpening cannot be previewed in the monitor during shooting. Check results in playback mode.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

Shooting in Black-and-White

When Black-and-white is selected, the options described below are available.

Choose Standard to shoot in basic black-and-white.

Black-and-white

Standard

Custom

Choose Custom to manually adjust Contrast,

Image sharpening, and Monochrome filter

effects.

B&W + color

When the B&W + color option is enabled (w), one

black-and-white picture and the same picture in full color are recorded simultaneously.

The following options can be adjusted in Custom.

Contrast

Same as Optimize image

CustomContrast (A80).

Image sharpening

Same as Optimize image

CustomImage sharpening (A80).

Monochrome filter

This effect simulates black-and-white photography with a color filter.

• Yellow, Orange, Red:

Enhance contrast. Can be used to tone down the brightness of the sky in landscape photographs.

Orange filter results in greater contrast than yellow filter, and red filter greater contrast than orange filter.

• Green:

Softens skin tones. Suitable for portraits.

• Sepia:

Adds a sepia color tone to make it look like an old picture.

Monochrome filter

None

Yellow

Orange

Red

Green

Sepia

C

B&W + Color

Color pictures recorded when B&W + color is enabled are the same as those shot at an optimize

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

B White Balance

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M White balance

The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this adjustment of the human eye by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is known as “white balance.” For natural coloration, choose a white balance setting that matches the light source before shooting.

Although the default setting, Auto, can be used under most types of lighting, you can apply the white balance setting suited to a particular light source to achieve more accurate results.

a Auto (default setting)

White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in most situations. b

Preset manual

Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual lighting

conditions. See “Preset Manual” (

A83) for more information.

c

Daylight* d

White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.

Incandescent*

Use under incandescent lighting.

e f g

Fluorescent

Use under most types of fluorescent lighting. Choose one of FL1 (white fluorescent),

FL2 (daylight white/neutral fluorescent) and FL3 (daylight fluorescent).

Cloudy*

Use when shooting under overcast skies.

Flash*

Use with the flash.

* Seven settings for fine-tuning become available. The “+” direction increases the blue hue and the

“–” direction increases the red hue.

The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor (

A8). At

settings other than Auto, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor.

C

Notes on White Balance

At white balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (

A34).

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This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

Preset Manual

Preset manual is used under unusual lighting conditions or when the desired effect has not been achieved with white balance settings like Auto and Incandescent

(for example, to make images shot under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had been shot under white light).

1

Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be used during shooting.

2

Display the shooting menu (

A74), use the

multi selector to set White balance to b Preset manual, then press the k button.

The camera lens extends to a position that is half of the camera's maximum optical zoom.

White balance

Preset manual

3

Choose Measure.

To use the most recently measured value for preset manual, choose Cancel and press the k button. The most recently measured value will be set for white balance.

Preset manual

4

Frame the reference object.

Cancel

Measure

Preset manual

Cancel

Measure

Reference object frame

5

Press the k button to measure the white balance value.

The shutter is released and the new white-balance preset value is set (no picture is recorded).

B

Note on Preset Manual

The camera cannot measure a white balance value for when the flash fires. When shooting with the

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

E ISO Sensitivity

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M ISO sensitivity

Sensitivity is a measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. Although a high ISO rating is suitable for shooting pictures of subjects in action or in poor lighting, high sensitivity is often associated with

“noise” - randomly spaced, brightly colored pixels concentrated in dark parts of the image.

ISO sensitivity

• Auto (default setting): Sensitivity is ISO 160 in bright places; in dark places the camera automatically raises sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800.

• High ISO sensitivity auto: The ISO sensitivity is set automatically within the range of ISO 160 to 1600 according to the brightness of the subject.

• Fixed range auto: Choose the range in which the camera automatically adjusts

ISO sensitivity, from ISO 160-200 (default setting) or ISO 160-400. The camera will not raise sensitivity beyond the maximum value in the selected range. Set the maximum value for ISO sensitivity for effective control over the amount of “grain” that appears in images.

• 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200: ISO sensitivity will be locked at the specified value.

Minimum shutter speed

When the shooting mode is

A or C and ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, High ISO

sensitivity auto, or Fixed range auto, the shutter speed at which the ISO sensitivity automatic control starts to function (1/125 to one second) is set. The default setting is None. If the exposure is insufficient with the shutter speed that is set here, the ISO sensitivity is increased automatically to obtain the correct exposure.

If the exposure is still insufficient even after the ISO sensitivity is increased, the shutter speed slows down.

At settings other than Auto, the current setting is displayed in the monitor (

A8).

If Auto is selected and the sensitivity is raised above ISO 160, the E icon will

be displayed (

A36).

V is displayed when High ISO sensitivity auto is selected, and U and the

maximum ISO sensitivity value are displayed when Fixed range auto is selected.

C

Notes on ISO Sensitivity

In

D (manual) mode, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at ISO 160 if Auto, High ISO sensitivity auto or

Fixed range auto is selected.

When the ISO sensitivity is ISO 800, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to four seconds, when

ISO 1600, restricted to two seconds, and when ISO 3200, restricted to one second.

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

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Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

G Metering

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Metering

The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine the exposure is known as Metering.

Choose how the camera meters exposure.

G q r s

Matrix (default setting)

Camera sets exposure for entire frame. Recommended in most situations.

Center-weighted

Camera meters by assigning the greatest weight to the center-weighted area that is displayed on the screen. Classic meter for portraits; preserves background details while letting lighting conditions at center of frame determine exposure. Can be used with focus lock (

A31) to meter off-center subjects.

Spot

Camera meters area shown by circle in center of frame. Ensures that subject in metering target is correctly exposed even if background is much lighter or darker.

Ensure that the subject is within the area shown by circle when shooting. Can be used with focus lock (

A31) to meter off-center subjects.

Spot AF area

Camera meters selected focus area. Available only when a setting other than Center is selected for AF area mode (

A90).

B

Notes on Metering

When digital zoom is in effect, at magnifications of 1.2× to 1.8×, Metering is set to Center-

weighted, and at magnifications of 2.0× to 4.0×, it is set to Spot. When digital zoom is in effect, the metered area is not shown in the monitor.

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

D

Metering Area

The active metering area is displayed in the monitor when Center-weighted or Spot is selected for

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

C Continuous

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Continuous

Change settings for Continuous (continuous shooting) and BSS (Best Shot

Selector), etc.

U Single (default setting)

One image is shot each time the shutter-release button is pressed.

k Continuous H

While the shutter-release button is held down, the camera shoots about ten frames per second (fps) (when the image quality is set to Normal and the image size is set to

M 3648×2736). Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released, or six shots have been taken with the shutter-release button held down.

m Continuous L

While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 200 pictures are shot at a rate of about up to 2.8 frames per second (fps) (when image quality is set to Normal and image size is set to M 3648×2736).

When Distortion control (

A94) is set to On, the frame rate slows down.

D BSS

BSS is recommended for shooting under low lighting without the flash, with the camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which camera shake is likely to blur pictures.

The camera takes up to ten images while the shutter-release button is held down. The sharpest image (image with the most detail) in the series is automatically selected and saved.

W Multi-shot 16

Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera shoots 16 pictures at about 30 frames per second (fps) and arranges them in a single picture.

The image quality for recording is fixed to Normal and the image size is fixed to D (2560×1920 pixels).

Digital zoom is not available.

X Intvl timer shooting

Camera takes images automatically at specified intervals (

A87).

At settings other than Single, the indicator for the current setting is displayed in the

monitor (

A8).

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

B

Notes on Continuous Shooting

When Continuous H, Continuous L, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is selected, the flash will be set to off. Focus, exposure and white balance are fixed at the values for the first picture in each series.

The frame rate may become slower depending on the image quality, image size, memory card type or shooting conditions.

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Be aware that shooting will stop if the built-in flash is raised or lowered while you are pressing the shutter-release button fully in Continuous H, Continuous L or BSS mode.

B

Note on Best Shot Selector

BSS is best suited for shooting stationary subjects. BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject moves or the composition changes while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

B

Note on Multi-shot 16

When shooting under lights that flicker at high speed such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor or sodiumvapor lamps, banding on the picture or variations in monitor brightness and hue may occur.

B

Note on Shutter Speed

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous setting, the slowest shutter speed is restricted to 1/30 second.

C

Shooting Pictures in Continuous H or Continuous L

Pictures that are shot in Continuous H or Continuous L are saved as a “sequence” for each shooting

(

A102).

Interval Timer Shooting

Images are shot automatically at specified intervals.

Choose from 30 s, 1 min, 5 min, or 10 min.

1

Display the shooting menu (

A74), use the

multi selector to select X Intvl timer

shooting for the Continuous setting, and then press the k button.

Continuous

Single

Continuous H

Continuous L

BSS

Multi-shot 16

Intvl timer shooting

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

2

Choose the interval taken between each shot and press the k button.

The maximum amount of frames that can be taken during interval timer shooting differs according to the interval taken between each shot.

- 30 s: 600 images

- 1 min: 300 images

- 5 min: 60 images

- 10 min: 30 images

3

Press the d button.

The camera returns to shooting mode.

Intvl timer shooting

30 s

1 min

5 min

10 min

4

Press the shutter-release button all the way down to shoot the first picture and initiate interval timer shooting.

Monitor turns off and the power-on lamp blinks between shots.

The monitor turns back on automatically right before the next image is shot.

5

Press the shutter-release button all the way down a second time to end recording.

Recording will end automatically if the internal memory or memory card becomes full, or when the maximum amount of frames have been recorded.

B

Notes on Interval Timer Shooting

To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during recording, use a fully charged battery.

To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use the AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately from Nikon). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.

Do not rotate the mode dial to a different setting while performing interval timer shooting.

D

More Information

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See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

H Auto Bracketing

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Auto bracketing

The camera automatically varies exposure slightly over a burst of pictures. Use in

situations where it is difficult to perform exposure compensation (

A41).

X

±0.3

Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, +0.3 EV, and –0.3 EV over next three shots. The three shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is fully pressed.

Y ±0.7

Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, +0.7 EV, and –0.7 EV over next three shots. The three shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is fully pressed.

Z ±1.0

Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, +1.0 EV, and –1.0 EV over next three shots. The three shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is fully pressed.

k Off (default setting)

Bracketing is not performed.

When auto bracketing is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting

(

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.

B

Notes on Auto Bracketing

• Auto bracketing is not available in

D (manual) mode.

When exposure compensation (

A41) and ±0.3, ±0.7 or ±1.0 in Auto bracketing are set

simultaneously, the combined exposure compensation values are applied.

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

D

More Information

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

G AF-Area Mode

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M AF area mode

Choose how the focus area is determined for autofocus.

When digital zoom is in effect, the camera will focus on the subject in the center focus area regardless of the applied AF area mode option.

a w

Face priority

The camera automatically detects and focuses on a

face (see “Shooting with Face Priority” (

A91) for more

information). If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.

When subjects other than people are photographed, or a subject with which no face can be detected is framed, AF area mode is set to Auto. The camera automatically selects the focus area containing the subject closest to the camera.

Auto (default setting)

The camera automatically selects the focus area containing the subject closest to the camera.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to activate the focus area.

When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area selected by the camera will be displayed in the monitor (up to nine areas).

Focus area x

Focus areas

Manual

Choose manually the focus position from 99 areas in the screen.

This option is suited to situations in which the intended subject is relatively still and not positioned in the center of the frame. Press the multi selector

H, I,

J or K to select one of 99 focus areas displayed in the monitor’s focus-area selection screen, and shoot.

To end focus-area selection and adjust the flash mode, focus mode, self-timer and exposure compensation settings, press the k button. To return to the focusarea selection screen, press the k button again.

Focus area

Selectable areas

At an Image size setting (

A76) of H 2736×2736, 81 focus areas are available.

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes) y Center

Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.

Center focus area is always used.

Focus area

D

More Information

See “Autofocus” (

A31) for more information.

See “Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Shooting with Face Priority

The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face.

The face priority function will be enabled for the following situations.

• Face priority is selected for AF area mode (

A90)

When Portrait (

A46) or Night portrait (A47) is chosen for scene mode

When scene auto selector mode (

A43) is chosen

When smart portrait mode (

A55) is chosen

1

Frame the picture.

When the camera detects a face, that face will be framed by a yellow double border.

When the camera detects more than one face, depending upon the shooting mode, the operation varies as follows.

Shooting mode

Faces framed by a double border

Number of faces to be recognized

A, B, C, D, M modes

(Face priority)

Portrait or Night portrait scene modes

The face closest to the camera

* The other faces are framed by a single border.

Up to 12

Scene Auto Selector mode

Smart portrait mode

The face closest to the center of the frame

* The other faces are framed by

Up to 3

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

2

Press the shutter-release button halfway.

The camera focuses on the face framed by the double border. The double border will glow green and focus will be locked.

When the camera is unable to focus on a face, the double border will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again and focus.

Press the shutter-release button all the way down to shoot.

When using Smile timer in smart portrait mode, even if the shutter-release button is not pressed, the shutter is released automatically if the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling (

A57).

B

Notes on Face Priority

When Face priority is selected for AF area mode, the setting will automatically switch to Auto if no face is detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

If no face is recognized when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in the Portrait or Night

portrait scene modes or in smart portrait mode, the camera will focus on the subject in the center focus area.

The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:

- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions

- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame

Depending on shooting conditions, such as whether or not the subject is facing the camera, faces may not be detected.

In some rare cases of shooting subjects with which autofocus may not perform as expected

(

A31), the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border glows green.

Should this occur, switch to auto mode or change the AF area mode setting to Manual or Center in

A, B, C, D and M modes, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock (

A31).

Pictures that were shot using face priority will be rotated automatically when displayed in full-

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frame or thumbnail playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures

shot while Continuous (

A86) or Auto bracketing (A89) was set).

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

I Autofocus Mode

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Autofocus mode

Choose how the camera focuses.

A

Single AF (default setting)

Camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Full-time AF

B

Camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed down halfway. Use with moving subjects. A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.

C

Note on Autofocus Mode

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

C

Note on the Autofocus Mode Setting for Subject Tracking Mode

You can set Autofocus mode for subject tracking mode (

A61). The default setting in subject

tracking mode is Full-time AF. The Autofocus mode setting in subject tracking mode is stored in the camera's memory independently and is not applied to the Autofocus mode in shooting modes

A, B, C or D.

J Flash Exp. Comp.

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Flash exp. comp.

Flash compensation is used to adjust flash output by ±2.0 EV in increments of 1/3

EV, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background.

-0.3 to -2.0

Flash output is reduced from –0.3 to –2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections.

0.0 (default setting)

Flash output is not adjusted.

+0.3 to +2.0

Flash output is increased from +0.3 to +2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, to make the main subject of the frame appear brighter.

At settings other than 0.0, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the

monitor (

A9).

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

M Noise Reduction

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Noise reduction

At slow shutter speeds, pictures may be affected by “noise” in the form of randomlyspaced, brightly-colored dots concentrated in dark parts of the image. Use this option to reduce noise at slow shutter speeds. Enabling noise reduction increases the time needed to record pictures after they are shot.

a Auto (default setting)

Noise reduction is performed at slow shutter speeds, likely to result in pictures affected by noise.

M On

Noise reduction is applied to pictures shot at shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower.

Switching this to On is recommended when shooting at slow shutter speeds.

When noise reduction is performed, the x icon is displayed in the monitor during

shooting (

A9).

C

Note on Noise Reduction

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Q Distortion Control

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Distortion control

Choose whether to correct the peripheral distortion that occurs due to the intrinsic characteristics of lenses. Enabling distortion control reduces the size of the frame, as compared to distortion control not being enabled.

Q

On

Distortion is corrected.

k Off (default setting)

No distortion correction is performed.

When distortion control is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting

(

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.

C

Note on Distortion Control

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This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

J Active D-Lighting

Set to

A, B, C or D M d M A, B, C, D (shooting menu) (A74) M Active D-Lighting

“Active D-Lighting” preserves details in highlights and shadows, creating photographs with natural contrast. The image taken will reproduce the contrast effect that is seen with the naked eye. This is particularly effective for shooting brightly lit outdoor scenery from darker indoors or taking pictures of shaded subjects at a sunny seaside.

High, Normal, Low

Set the level of the Active D-Lighting effect that is applied during shooting.

Off (default setting)

Active D-Lighting is not applied.

When Active D-Lighting is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting

(

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.

B

Active D-Lighting

Additional time is required to record images when shooting using Active D-Lighting.

When Active D-Lighting is selected, exposure will be reduced in comparison to shooting without selecting Active D-Lighting. Adjustments will be made to highlighted areas, underexposed areas and mid-tones so that brightness of gradations will become appropriate.

This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be

Applied Simultaneously” (

A96) for more information.

B

Active D-Lighting Versus D-Lighting

The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure before shooting to optimize the dynamic range. The D-Lighting (

A121) option in the playback menu optimizes dynamic range

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously

Certain settings in the shooting menu cannot be used with other functions.

Restricted function

Flash mode

Image quality/

Image size

Setting

Focus mode

(

A38)

Continuous

(

A86)

Auto bracketing

(

A89)

Continuous

(

A86)

Description

When B (infinity) is selected for shooting, the flash is not available.

When Continuous H, Continuous L, BSS or Multi-

shot 16 is selected for shooting, the flash is not available.

The flash is not available.

Optimize image Active D-Lighting

(

A95)

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous/Auto bracketing

(

(

Optimize image

A79)

Continuous

A86)

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, Image

quality will be fixed to Normal and Image size will be fixed to D (2560×1920 pixels).

When Active D-Lighting is used for shooting, the

Contrast setting for Custom or for Custom in Black-

and-white will be fixed to Auto under the Optimize

image options.

When Black-and-white is selected for Optimize

image, White balance will be fixed to Auto.

When shooting in Multi-shot 16, ISO sensitivity will be set automatically according to the brightness when shooting mode

A, B or C is used. The setting for ISO

sensitivity will be fixed at 160 for shooting mode

D.

When shooting in Continuous L, 3200 is not available. If Continuous L is selected while ISO

sensitivity is set to 3200, the sensitivity is changed to 1600.

(

(

AF area mode

A90)

Active D-Lighting

A95)

When Spot AF area is selected for Metering, setting

AF area mode to Center changes the Metering setting to Matrix.

When an option other than Off is selected for Active

D-Lighting, the setting for Metering will be reset to

Matrix.

(

(

Continuous

A86)/Auto

bracketing

A89)

Continuous and Auto bracketing are not available simultaneously.

When an option other than Single is selected for

Continuous, the setting for Auto bracketing will be reset to Off.

When an option other than Off is selected for Auto

bracketing, the setting for continuous will be reset to

Single.

Self-timer (

A37)

The self-timer and Continuous H, Continuous L,

BSS, Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting or Auto

bracketing are not available simultaneously.

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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (

A, B, C, D Modes)

Restricted function

Continuous/Auto bracketing

AF area mode

Setting

Optimize image

(

A79)

Noise reduction

(

A94)

Distortion control

(

A94)

Digital zoom

(

A164)

Focus mode

(

A38)

Description

When Black-and-white is selected and B&W + color is enabled in Optimize image, then Continuous H,

Continuous L, BSS, Multi-shot 16 and Auto

bracketing are not available.

When the B&W + color check box is selected, the setting for continuous is reset to Single and Auto bracketing is reset to Off. To perform simultaneous recording of black-andwhite and color with Intvl timer shooting, first select B&W

+ color, and then select the Intvl timer shooting setting.

When On is selected for Noise reduction,

Continuous H and Multi-shot 16 are not available.

When Distortion control is set to On, Multi-shot 16 and Intvl timer shooting are not available.

When digital zoom is in effect, AF-area is fixed to

Center.

When B (infinity) is selected as the focus mode for shooting, the camera focuses at infinity regardless of the applied AF area mode option.

Noise reduction Continuous

(

A86)/Auto

bracketing

(

A89)/

Distortion control

(

A94)

Distortion control Continuous

(

A86)

Active D-Lighting ISO sensitivity

(

A84)

When Continuous H or Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, the noise reduction function is not available.

When Continuous L, BSS or Auto bracketing is selected for shooting and Distortion control is set to On, the noise reduction function is not available.

When Multi-shot 16 or Intvl timer shooting is selected for shooting, distortion control is not available.

When ISO sensitivity is set to High ISO sensitivity auto or 1600 or higher, Active D-Lighting is not available.

When High ISO sensitivity auto or 1600 or higher is selected, Active D-Lighting is reset to Off.

When Continuous H, Continuous L or BSS is selected for shooting, date imprint is not available.

Date imprint

Blink warning

Digital zoom

Continuous

(

A86)

Auto bracketing

(

A89)

Continuous

(

A86)/Auto

bracketing

(

A89)

Continuous

(

A86)

B

More Information

Date imprint is not available.

Blink warning does not take effect.

When Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, the digital zoom is not available.

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Using

M (User Setting Mode)

Settings that are frequently used for

A, B, C and D shooting modes can be saved in mode dial

M.

Rotating the mode dial to

M enables you to shoot using the saved settings.

The following settings can be saved in

M.

Basic Settings

(

Shooting modes

A/B/C/D

A66)

1

Monitor display (

A14, 15)

Zoom position (

A29)

m (Flash mode) (A34)

p (Focus mode) (A38)

2 o (exposure compensation)

(

A41)

Shooting menu

q Image quality (A75)

r Image size (A76)

F Optimize image (

A79)

B White balance ( A82)

3

E ISO sensitivity (

A84)

G Metering (

A85)

C Continuous ( A86)

H Auto bracketing (

A89)

G AF area mode ( A90)

4

I Autofocus mode (

A93)

J Flash exp. comp. (

A93)

M Noise reduction (

A94)

Q Distortion control (

A94)

J Active D-Lighting ( A95)

1 The current flexible program (when set to

A), shutter speed (when set to B and D) or aperture

(when set to

C and D) settings will be saved.

2 The current focus distance will be saved when set to E (manual focus).

3 The preset value for preset manual applies to the

A, B, C, D and M shooting modes.

4 The current focus area position is saved when AF area mode is set to Manual.

B

Clock battery

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If the internal clock battery (

A156) is exhausted, the settings saved in M will be reset. Writing down

any important setting is recommended.

Save the Settings in

M

1

Rotate the mode dial to the desired exposure mode.

Rotate to

A, B, C or D.

Settings can be saved even if rotated to

M (the default settings of shooting mode

A are saved when the camera is first purchased).

2

Change to a frequently used setting.

3

Press the d button.

The shooting menu is displayed.

Switch to the

A, B, C, D or M tab when the shooting menu is not displayed (

A13).

Using

M (User Setting Mode)

4

Use the multi selector to choose Save user

settings and press the k button.

• Done screen is displayed, and the current settings are saved.

Shooting menu

Save user settings

Reset user settings

D

Shooting in

M (user setting) mode

Rotate the mode dial to

M to shoot with the saved settings.

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Using

M (User Setting Mode)

Resetting Saved Settings

The saved setting will revert back to the default setting of shooting mode

A.

1

Choose Reset user settings in the shooting menu screen and press the k button.

Shooting menu

Save user settings

Reset user settings

2

Choose Yes and press the k button.

The saved settings have been reset.

Reset user settings

User settings will be reset to default values. OK?

Yes

No

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More on Playback

Operations in Full-Frame Playback

In shooting mode, press the c (playback) button to enter playback mode and play back the images that have been shot (

A32).

In full-frame playback, the following operations are available.

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To

Choose pictures

Thumbnail display/

Calendar display

Playback zoom

Hide or show photo information

Switch between displays

Record/play voice memos

Perform continuous playback of a sequence

Play back movies

Delete pictures

Display menu

Switch to shooting mode

Use

f

( h)

g

( i) s x k l d c

Description

Press

H, I, J or K to choose a picture to display.

Press and hold

H, I, J or K to fast forward pictures.

Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.

Display images by 4, 9 or 16 picture thumbnails.

Rotate the zoom control towards the f (h) in the 16-picture thumbnail display to change to the calendar display.

Enlarge the view of the picture currently displayed in the monitor, up to about 10×.

Press the k button to return to full-frame playback.

Hide or show the shooting information and photo information in monitor.

Switch between the monitor and electronic viewfinder display.

Record or play back voice memos up to

20 seconds in length.

Perform continuous playback of the pictures when the key picture of a sequence is displayed.

Play back the displayed movies.

Delete the displayed pictures. When pressed during sequence display, all the pictures in the sequence are deleted.

Display the playback menu.

Press the c button or the shutter-release button to change back to the last chosen shooting mode. Switching to shooting mode can also be performed by pressing the b (movie-record) button.

A

12

104

106

15

14

117

102

137

32,

103

107

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C

Viewing Pictures

Pictures that were shot using face priority (

A91) will be rotated automatically when displayed in full-

frame playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures shot when

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Operations in Full-Frame Playback

Viewing Continuously Shot Pictures (Pictures in a sequence)

Pictures that were shot continuously in the following modes are saved as a

“sequence” for each shooting.

• Continuous H or Continuous L for the Continuous (

A86)

• Auto bracketing (

A89)

Sport continuous mode (

A62)

In the full-frame playback or thumbnail display (

A104),

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When the monitor indicators are turned on (

A15) ,

F is displayed on the pictures in the sequence .

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Continuous Playback of Pictures in a Sequence

(Sequence Playback)

Press the k button during the full-frame display of a key picture to perform continuous playback of the pictures in the sequence. Playback controls appear at the top of the monitor during playback. Press the multi selector

J or K or rotate the command dial to choose a playback control, and press the k button. The following operations are available.

Rewind

To

Advance

Pause

End playback

Sequence display

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Use Description

O/K/N

The rewind speed increases in the sequence: N

➝K➝O.

P/L/M

The advance speed increases in the sequence: P

➝L➝M.

The following operations can be performed with the playback controls at the top of the monitor while playback is paused.

O

M

N

Rewind by one frame.

Advance by one frame.

P/L/M

Resume playback.

R

S

Display the first picture of the sequence.

Display the last picture of the sequence.

Q

Return to full-frame playback mode.

D

Perform Playback Zoom for Pictures in a Sequence

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Rotate the zoom control to

g (i) while playback is paused to perform playback zoom (A106).

Operations in Full-Frame Playback

Deleting Pictures in a Sequence

Press the

l button while the key picture is displayed to delete all the pictures in the sequence that is displayed.

Press the

l button while sequence playback is paused to select the deletion method.

Delete

- Erase current picture: Delete only the frame that is

displayed (

A32).

- Erase selected images: Select pictures for deletion

(

A111).

Erase current picture

Erase selected images

Erase entire sequence

- Erase entire sequence: Delete all the pictures in the sequence that is playing back.

- To exit without deleting the picture, press the d button.

B

Note on Sequence

Sequence display is not possible for pictures shot continuously using cameras other than

COOLPIX P100.

C

Playback Menu Options Available with Sequence

When the d button is pressed while the key picture of a sequence is displayed, the following menu operations are available for the pictures in the selected sequence.

Print set (

A108)

Slide show (

A110)

Delete (

A111)

Protect (

A113)

Hide image (

A114)

Copy (

A115)

Sequence display options (

A116)

Choose key picture (

A116)

In addition, press the d button while the sequence playback is paused to change the settings or perform editing for individual pictures.

D

Individual Display of Pictures in a Sequence

All the individual pictures in a sequence can be displayed instead of the key picture only.

While individual picture is displayed, editing (

A118) can be performed or voice memos (A117) can

be recorded for each picture. To display pictures in a sequence individually, change Sequence

display options (

A116) in the playback menu to Individual pictures.

D

Changing Key Picture in Sequence

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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback

Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame

playback mode (

A32, 101) to display pictures as

thumbnail images in thumbnail playback mode.

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The following operations can be performed in thumbnail playback.

To Use Description

A

Press

H, I, J or K on the multi selector.

12

Choose pictures

Increase the number of thumbnails displayed/Calendar display

Decrease number of picture thumbnails displayed

Return to full-frame playback

Switch to shooting mode f (h) g (i) k c

Rotate the command dial.

11

Rotate the zoom control towards the f (h) direction to increase the number of thumbnails from 4

➝ 9 ➝16 ➝ Calendar display.

In calendar display, the images can be selected according to date by moving the cursor (

A105).

Rotate towards the g (i) direction to return to thumbnail display.

Rotate the zoom control towards the g (i) direction to decrease the number of thumbnails from 16

➝ 9 ➝ 4.

Rotate towards g (i) again during 4 thumbnails display to return to full-frame playback.

-

Press the k button.

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Press the c button or the shutter-release button to change back to the last chosen shooting mode. Switching to shooting mode can also be performed by pressing the b

(movie-record) button.

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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback

C

Icons on the Thumbnails

When pictures marked using Print set

(

A108) or Protect (A113) are selected, the

icons shown at right are displayed.

When Sequence (

A102) is selected in

thumbnail playback mode, the icons shown on the right are displayed.

Movies are displayed as film frames.

Print-set icon

Sequence display

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Protect icon

Film frames

Calendar display

Rotate the zoom control towards f (h) during playback mode when 16 thumbnails are displayed

(

A104) to change to calendar display.

Move the cursor and choose the image according to the date. Dates will be underlined in yellow if there are pictures taken on that date.

2010 05

3

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

30 31

The following operations can be performed while the calendar is displayed.

To Use Description

A

Press

H, I, J or K on the multi selector.

12

Select date

Return to full-frame playback

Return to thumbnail display k g (i)

Rotate the command dial.

Change to full-frame playback display of the first photo taken on the chosen date.

Rotate the zoom control to g (i).

11

-

32,

101

B

Notes on Calendar display

Images taken without the date set will be treated as images taken on “01.01.10”.

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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom

Rotating the zoom control to g (i) during full-frame playback

mode (

A32) zooms in on the current picture, enlarging and

displaying the center of the picture on the monitor.

The guide at lower right shows which portion is enlarged.

The following operations can be performed while pictures are zoomed in.

To Use

Zoom in

Zoom out g (i) f ( h

)

Description

Zoom increases each time the zoom control is rotated to g (i), up to about 10×. Zoom also increases by rotating the command dial to the right.

Rotate the zoom control to f (h). When the magnification ratio reaches 1×, the display returns to full-frame playback mode.

Zoom also decreases by rotating the command dial to the left.

-

-

A

Move the display area

Press the multi selector

H, I, J or K to move the display area to other areas of the picture.

12

Return to full-frame playback k

Press the k button.

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101

Crop picture

Switch to shooting mode d c

Press to crop the current picture to contain only the portion visible in the monitor.

Press the c button or the shutter-release button to change back to the last chosen shooting mode. Switching to shooting mode can also be performed by pressing the b

(movie-record) button.

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Pictures Taken Using the Face-Priority Function

When zooming in on a picture taken using the face-priority

function (

A91), the picture will be enlarged with the face

detected during shooting at the center of the monitor

(except for pictures shot while Continuous (

A86) or

Auto bracketing (

A89) was set).

If more than one face was detected, the picture will be

enlarged with the face on which focus was acquired at the center of the monitor.

Press the multi selector

H, I, J, or K to display other faces that were detected.

When the zoom control is further rotated towards the

g (i) or f (h) direction,

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the zoom ratio will change and will become a normal playback zoom display.

Playback Options: Playback Menu

The following options are available in playback menu.

k Quick retouch

A120

Easily create retouched images in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.

I D-Lighting

A121

e

Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures.

Skin softening

A122

a

Make the subject’s skin appear smoother.

Print set

A108

b

Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each.

Slide show

A110

View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide show.

A111

c Delete

Delete a picture. Multiple pictures can be deleted.

d Protect f

Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.

Rotate image

Change the orientation of an existing picture.

A113

A114

i Hide image

Hide selected pictures during playback.

A114

g h j

C

C

Small picture

A124

Create a small copy of the current picture.

Copy

A115

Copy files between memory card and internal memory.

Black border

A125

Create a new picture surrounded by a black border.

Sequence display options

A116

Set whether to display continuously shot pictures individually or return to displaying the key picture only.

Choose key picture

A116

Change the key picture for the series of pictures that were shot continuously

(Pictures in a sequence

A102).

Displaying the Playback Menu

Display the playback menu by pressing the

d button and switching to the c tab (A13).

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Playback menu

Quick retouch

D-Lighting

Skin softening

Print set

Slide show

Delete

Protect

Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on menus (

A12).

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Playback Options: Playback Menu

a Print Set: Setting the Pictures and Number of Copies to Print

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M a Print set

If you choose to use one of the following methods to print pictures that are recorded on a memory card, the pictures to print and the number of copies can be set in advance on the memory card.

Printing with a DPOF-compatible (

A198) printer that is equipped with a card

slot.

Ordering the prints from a digital photo lab that has a DPOF service.

Printing by connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (

A198) printer

(

A146). (When the memory card is removed from the camera, the print settings

can also be performed for the pictures recorded on the internal memory.)

1

Choose Select images and press the k button.

Print set

Select images

Delete print set

2

Choose the pictures (up to a maximum of 99) and number of copies (up to nine per picture).

Print selection

Press the multi selector

J or K to choose the pictures, and press

H or I to set the number of copies for each.

Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.

Pictures selected for printing can be recognized by the check mark icon and the numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed. A check mark is not

Back displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.

Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or f (h) to switch to 12 thumbnails display.

Press the k button when setting is complete.

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See “Printing Images of Size 1:1” (

A78) for more information.

Playback Options: Playback Menu

3

Choose whether or not to also print shooting date and photo information.

Choose Date and press the k button to print the date of recording on all pictures in the print order.

Choose Info and press the k button to print shooting information (shutter speed and aperture) on all pictures in the print order.

Choose Done and press the k button to complete the print order.

Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w icon displayed with playback.

Print set

Done

Date

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Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Photo Information

When the Date and Info options are enabled in the Print set menu, shooting date and photo

information are printed on pictures when a DPOF-compatible (

A198) printer which supports

printing of shooting date and photo information is used.

Photo information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (

A151).

• Date and Info are reset each time the Print set menu is displayed.

The date and time printed on the picture is the date and time recorded on the camera when the picture was taken. The date and time printed using this option will not be affected even if the camera’s Date setting is changed from the setup menu after the pictures are taken.

C

Deleting All Print Orders

In step 1 of the print set procedure (

A108), choose Delete print set and press the k button to

delete the print settings for all pictures.

D

Date imprint

The shooting date and time can be imprinted in pictures at the time of shooting by using Date

imprint (

A159) in the setup menu. This information can be printed even from printers that do not

support printing of date and time.

Only the date and time of Date imprint on the pictures will be printed, even if Print set is enabled

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Playback Options: Playback Menu

b Slide Show

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M b Slide show

View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide show.

1

Use the multi selector to choose Start and press the k button.

Slide show

Pause

To change the interval between pictures, choose

Frame intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k button before choosing Start.

Start

Frame intvl

Loop

To repeat the slide show automatically, enable Loop and press the k button before choosing Start. The check mark (w) will be added to the loop option when enabled.

2

The slide show begins.

Press the multi selector

K to view pictures in the order recorded, or

J to view pictures in reverse order. Press and hold

K to fast forward, or J to rewind.

Press the k button to pause the slide show.

3

Choose End or Restart.

When the slide show ends or is paused, choose End and press the k button to return to the playback menu. Choose Restart to play the slide show again.

Pause

Restart

End

Frame intvl

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Notes on Slide Show

Only the first frame of movies (

A137) included in slide shows is displayed.

Only the key picture is displayed for a sequence (

A102) for which the display of the key picture

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only is set.

Slide shows play for a maximum of 30 minutes, even when Loop is selected (

A165).

Playback Options: Playback Menu

c Delete: Deleting Multiple Pictures

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M c Delete

Delete a picture. Multiple pictures can also be deleted.

Erase selected images

In the picture selection screen, choose the pictures for deletion. See "Selecting

Pictures" (

A112) for more information.

When a sequence (

A102) that is set to display the key picture only is chosen, all

pictures in the sequence that is displayed are deleted.

When Delete is chosen while sequence playback (

A102) is paused, only the

pictures in the sequence can be chosen.

Erase all images

Delete all pictures.

Not displayed when Delete is chosen while sequence playback is paused.

Erase entire sequence

Displayed when Delete is chosen while sequence playback is paused. All pictures in the sequence that is playing are deleted.

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Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer before deletion.

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Playback Options: Playback Menu

Selecting Pictures

The picture selection screen, as shown at right, will be displayed with the following menus:

Erase selected images

• Playback menu: Quick retouch* (

A120) ,

D-Lighting* (

A121) ,

Skin softening* (

A122),

Select images in Print set

(

A108),

Back

Erase selected images in Delete (

A111),

Protect (

A113),

Rotate image (

A114),

Hide image (

A114),

Small picture* (

A124),

Selected images in Copy (

A115),

Black border* (

A125),

Choose key picture (

A116)

• Setup menu:

Welcome screen (

A154)

* These menus will be displayed if menu items are selected when the playback menu has been displayed from a mode other than playback mode (

A13).

Follow the procedure described below to select pictures.

1

Press the multi selector

J or K to choose the desired picture.

Erase selected images

The command dial can also be used in place of pressing

J or K on the multi selector.

Only one picture can be selected for Quick retouch, D-

Lighting, Skin softening, Rotate image, Small

picture, Black border, Choose key picture and

Welcome screen. Proceed to step 3.

Back

Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or f (h) to switch to 12 thumbnails display.

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Playback Options: Playback Menu

2

Press

H or I to select ON or OFF (or the number of copies).

When ON is selected, a check mark is displayed in the current picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional pictures.

Erase selected images

Back

3

Press the k button to apply picture selection.

With selections such as Erase selected images, the confirmation dialog is displayed.

Follow the instructions on the screen.

d Protect

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M d Protect

Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.

In the picture selection screen, choose a picture and set or cancel protection. See

"Selecting Pictures" (

A112) for more information.

Note, however, that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card

will permanently erase protected files (

A166).

Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon in playback mode (

A10, 105).

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Playback Options: Playback Menu

f Rotate Image

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M f Rotate image

Change the orientation of pictures played back in the camera’s monitor after shooting. Pictures can be rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise.

Pictures that were recorded in the portrait (vertical) orientation can be rotated up to 180° in either direction.

Select a picture in the picture selection screen (

A112), and press the k button to

display the rotate image screen. Press the multi selector

J or K to rotate the picture 90°.

Rotate image Rotate image Rotate image

Back Rotate

Rotate 90° counterclockwise

Back Rotate Back Rotate

Rotate 90° clockwise

Press the k button to set the orientation displayed, and save the orientation data with the picture.

i Hide Image

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M i Hide image

Hide selected pictures during playback.

In the picture selection screen, choose a picture and enable or disable the Hide

image setting. See "Selecting Pictures" (

A112) for more information.

Hidden pictures cannot be deleted using the Delete option. Note, however, that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently

erase hidden files (

A166).

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Playback Options: Playback Menu

h Copy: Copying Between the Internal Memory and Memory Card

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M h Copy

Copy pictures between the internal memory and a memory card.

1

Use the multi selector to select an option from the copy screen and press the k button.

q: Copy pictures from internal memory to memory card.

r: Copy pictures from memory card to internal memory.

Copy

2

Select a copy option and press the k button.

• Selected images: Copy pictures selected from the picture selection screen (

A112). When a sequence

(

A102) that is set to display the key picture only is

chosen, all pictures in the sequence that is displayed are copied. When Copy is chosen while sequence playback

(

A102) is paused, only the pictures in the sequence can

be chosen.

Camera to card

Selected images

All images

• All images: Copy all pictures. Not displayed when Copy is chosen while sequence playback is paused.

• Current sequence: Displayed when Copy is chosen while sequence playback is paused. All pictures in the sequence that is playing are copied.

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Notes on Copying Pictures

JPEG-, MOV-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files recorded in any other format cannot be copied.

If voice memos (

A117) are attached to pictures selected for copying, voice memos are copied

with the pictures.

Pictures recorded with another make or model of camera or that have been modified on a computer cannot be copied.

Edited copies have the same protection marking (

A113) as the original, but are not marked for

printing (

A108).

Hidden pictures (

A114) cannot be copied.

While the sequence playback (

A102) is paused, pictures can only be copied in the r (from

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C

Memory contains no images. Message

If there are no pictures stored on the memory card when playback mode is applied, the message,

Memory contains no images., will be displayed. Press the d button to display the copy option screen, and copy the pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the memory card.

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More Information

See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

C Sequence Display Options

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M C Sequence display options

Set whether to display the series of pictures that were shot continuously (Pictures in a sequence

A102) in the full-frame display (A101) or thumbnail display

(

A104) of playback mode.

When setting, before pressing the

d button, choose in the full-frame or thumbnail display the sequence that you want to set (the picture in the

sequence display (

A10, 105)).

Individual pictures

The pictures that were shot in a sequence are displayed individually.

When the pictures are displayed individually, sequence playback (

A102) cannot

be performed.

Key picture only

Returns a sequence in which pictures are displayed individually to the key picture only display.

C Choose Key Picture

Press the

d button M c (Playback menu) (A107) M C Choose key picture

When Sequence display options is set to Key picture only, the key picture displayed for the full-frame or thumbnail display in playback mode is changed for each sequence.

When setting, before pressing the

d button, choose in the full-frame or thumbnail display the sequence that you want to set.

When the key picture selection screen is displayed, choose a picture. See

"Selecting Pictures" (

A112) for more information.

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Voice Memos: Recording and Playback

Use the camera’s built-in microphone to record voice memos for pictures marked with n in full-frame

playback mode (

A32).

Recording Voice Memos

A voice memo, up to 20 seconds in length, will be recorded while the k button is pressed down.

Do not touch the built-in microphone

during recording.

During recording, o and p blink in the

monitor.

Playing Voice Memos

Press the k button while a picture is displayed in full-frame playback mode to play the voice memo. Playback ends when the voice memo ends or when the k button is pressed again.

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Pictures with voice memos can be

recognized by the q icon.

Use the zoom control

g/f during playback to adjust the volume.

Deleting Voice Memos

Choose a picture with a voice memo and press the l button. Use the multi selector to choose w and press the k button. Only the voice memo will be deleted.

Erase 1 image?

Yes

No

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Notes on Voice Memos

When a picture with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the picture and its voice memo are deleted.

Voice memos cannot be recorded for a picture that already has a voice memo attached on it. The current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.

Voice memos cannot be attached to images taken with cameras other than COOLPIX P100.

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Editing Pictures

Picture Editing Functions

Use this camera to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate files (

A181).

Editing function Application

Quick retouch (

A120)

Easily create a copy with enhanced contrast and richer colors.

D-Lighting (

A121)

Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.

Skin softening (

A122)

Make the subject’s skin appear smoother.

Small picture (

Black border (

Crop (

A126)

A124)

A125)

Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use on web pages or as e-mail attachments.

Create a copy with a black frame along border of the picture that provides a little more impact.

Crop picture. Enlarge the image or refine the composition and create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor.

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Notes on Picture Editing

Editing other than Black border cannot be performed on pictures shot with Image size (

A76) of

I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016, and H 2736×2736.

This camera's editing functions cannot be used for pictures taken with cameras other than

COOLPIX P100.

If a copy created using this camera is viewed on cameras other than COOLPIX P100, the picture may not be displayed or may not be transferred to a computer.

Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or on the memory card.

Perform one of the following operations before editing a sequence (

A102) for which only the key

picture is displayed.

- Select a picture while the sequence playback (

A102) is paused.

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- Set Sequence display options (

A116) to Individual pictures to display the pictures

individually, and then select a picture.

Picture Editing Functions

C

Restrictions on Picture Editing

The following limitations apply when editing pictures that were created by editing.

Copies Created By:

Quick retouch

D-Lighting

Skin softening

Small picture

Crop

Can Be Edited By:

Skin softening, small picture, or crop can be used.

Quick retouch and D-Lighting cannot be used together.

Quick retouch, D-Lighting, small picture, or crop can be used.

No additional editing functions can be used.

Black border

No additional editing functions can be used. A black border cannot be added to a picture created with a different editing function.

Copies created by editing cannot be edited again using the same edit function.

To use an editing function together with small picture or crop, use the other edit function first, and use small picture or crop as the last edit function performed on that picture.

Pictures that were taken using skin softening can be edited using skin softening.

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Original Pictures and Edited Copies

Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original pictures are deleted. The original pictures are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.

Edited copies are stored with the same recording date and time as the original.

Even if the pictures that are marked for Print set (

A108) or Protect (A113) are used for editing,

these settings will not be reflected on the edited copies.

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Editing Pictures

k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation

Easily create retouched images in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced. Retouched copies are stored as separate files.

1

Choose the desired picture from full-frame

(

A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode

and press the d button.

The playback menu is displayed.

Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not displayed (

A13).

2

Use the multi selector to choose k Quick

retouch and press the k button.

The original version will be shown on the left and the edited version will be shown on the right.

If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other than playback mode, choose Quick retouch to display

the picture selection screen (

A112). Choose an image

to edit and press the k button.

3

Choose the extent of the setting using

H or

I, and press the k button.

A retouched copy is created.

To cancel, press the d button.

Playback menu

Quick retouch

D-Lighting

Skin softening

Print set

Slide show

Delete

Protect

Quick retouch

Cancel

Normal

Amount

Quick retouched copies can be recognized by the s icon displayed during playback.

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See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

Editing Pictures

I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast

D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of a picture. Enhanced copies are stored as separate files.

1

Choose the desired picture from full-frame

(

A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode

and press the d button.

The playback menu is displayed.

Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not displayed (

A13).

2

Use the multi selector to choose I D-

Lighting and press the k button.

The original version will be shown on the left and the edited version will be shown on the right.

If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other than playback mode, choose D-Lighting to display the picture selection screen (

A112). Choose an image to

edit and press the k button.

3

Choose the extent of the setting using

H or

I, and press the k button.

A new, edited copy is created.

To cancel, press the d button.

Playback menu

Quick retouch

D-Lighting

Skin softening

Print set

Slide show

Delete

Protect

D-Lighting

Cancel

Normal

Amount

D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the c icon displayed during playback.

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Editing Pictures

e Skin Softening: Making Skin Appear Smoother

Skin softening can be applied to faces that are detected in pictures already taken, to make skin appear smoother. Pictures edited with this function are stored as separate files.

1

Choose the desired picture from full-frame

(

A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode

and press the d button.

The playback menu is displayed.

Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not displayed (

A13).

2

Use the multi selector to choose e Skin

softening and press the k button.

The screen that allows you to set the amount of skin softening appears.

If no faces can be detected in the image, a warning is displayed and the screen returns to the playback menu.

If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other than playback mode, the picture selection screen

(

A112) is displayed when Skin softening is chosen.

Choose an image to edit and press the k button.

3

Press

H or I to choose the extent of skin softening to be applied, and press the k button.

A confirmation screen is displayed, and the image is displayed zoomed in on the face edited by skin softening.

To cancel, press the d button.

Playback menu

Quick retouch

D-Lighting

Skin softening

Print set

Slide show

Delete

Protect

Skin softening

Cancel

Normal

Amount

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Editing Pictures

4

Confirm the results.

Up to 12 faces, in order of proximity to the center of the frame, can be enhanced.

When multiple faces are edited using skin softening, use the multi selector

J and K to switch the face that is displayed.

To adjust the extent of skin softening, press the d button and return to step 3.

Press the k button to create a copy edited with skin softening.

Copies created by editing with skin softening can be recognized by the E icon displayed during playback.

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Note on Skin Softening

Depending on conditions such as the direction the subject is facing or the brightness of the face, the face may not be detected properly, or the desired effect may not be achieved.

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Editing Pictures

g Small Picture: Resizing Pictures

Create a small copy of the current picture. Suitable for displaying on web pages or sending as e-mail attachments. The available size is l 640×480, m 320×240 or n 160×120. Small copies are stored as separate files with a compression ratio of

1:16.

1

Choose the desired picture from full-frame

(

A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode

and press the d button.

The playback menu is displayed.

Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not displayed (

A13).

2

Use the multi selector to choose g Small

picture and press the k button.

If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other than playback mode, choose Small picture to display the picture selection screen (

A112). Choose an image

to edit and press the k button.

Playback menu

Rotate image

Hide image

Small picture

Copy

Black border

Sequence display options

Choose key picture

3

Choose the desired copy size and press the k button.

Small picture

640×480

320×240

160×120

4

Choose Yes and press the k button.

A new, smaller copy is created.

To cancel, choose No and press the k button.

The copy is displayed with a gray frame.

Create small picture file?

Yes

No

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Editing Pictures

j Black Border: Adding a Black Border to a Picture

This function creates copies with Thin, Medium, or Broad black lines, along borders of pictures. The created picture is stored as a separate file.

1

Choose the desired picture from full-frame

(

A32) or thumbnail (A104) playback mode

and press the d button.

The playback menu is displayed.

Switch to the c tab when the playback menu is not displayed (

A13).

2

Use the multi selector to choose j Black

border and press the k button.

If the playback menu is displayed from a mode other than playback mode, choose Black border to display

the picture selection screen (

A112). Choose an image

to edit and press the k button.

3

Choose the desired thickness of frame and press the k button.

Playback menu

Rotate image

Hide image

Small picture

Copy

Black border

Sequence display options

Choose key picture

Black border

Thin

Medium

Broad

4

Choose Yes and press the k button.

A new copy with a black frame is created.

To cancel, choose No and press the k button.

Create a copy with a black border?

Yes

No

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Black Border

Borders of a picture will be hidden with black lines because black portion is drawn from picture’s edges according to their thickness.

When a picture with a black border is printed using a printer's borderless print function, black frame may not be printed.

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Editing Pictures

a Crop: Cutting Out Part of a Picture

Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is

displayed with playback zoom (

A106) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as

separate files.

1

Enlarge the desired picture during full-frame display (

A32) by rotating the zoom control to

the g (i) direction.

To crop a picture displayed in "tall" (portrait) orientation, zoom in on the picture until the black bars displayed on the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped picture will be displayed in landscape orientation. To crop the picture in its current "tall" (portrait) orientation, first, use the Rotate image option (

A114) to rotate the

picture so that it is displayed in landscape orientation. Next, enlarge the picture for cropping, crop the picture, and then rotate the cropped picture back to "tall" (portrait) orientation.

2

Refine copy composition.

Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the zoom ratio.

Press the multi selector

H, I, J or K to scroll the picture until only the portion you want to copy is visible in the monitor.

3

Press the d button.

4

Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k button.

Save this image as displayed?

A new picture, containing only the portion visible in the monitor, is created.

To cancel, choose No and press the k button.

Yes

No

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Image Size

As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced. When the size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, the small picture icon B or C is displayed on the left of the screen in full-frame playback mode.

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See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

Movie Recording and Playback

Recording Movies

You can shoot high-definition movies with sound.

Regardless of the remaining memory on the memory card, the maximum length

for a single movie is 29 minutes.

1

Turn on the camera and display the shooting screen.

Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode (

A42).

The movie options show the type of movie that will be shot. The default setting is U HD 1080pP

(1920×1080) (

A133).

Movie options

2

Rotate the movie mode switch to HD.

Lower the built-in flash. If the built-in flash is raised, it may disturb the recording.

3

Press the b (movie-record) button to start the movie recording.

The LCD monitor turns off for a moment, and then the movie recording starts.

The camera focuses in the center of the frame. The focus area is not displayed while the movie is recorded.

When shooting high-definition or full high-definition movies, the aspect ratio of the shooting screen is switched to 16:9 (The movie is recorded in the range shown in the screen on the right).

A progress bar at the bottom of the monitor shows the amount of recording time remaining. Recording stops automatically when the recording time runs out.

4

Press the b (movie-record) button to end recording.

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Recording Movies

B

Notes on Movie Recording

When recording a movie onto a memory card, a memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended (

A180). If the transfer speed of the card is slow, the movie recording may

end unexpectedly.

When recording movies, the angle of view (recorded range) is smaller than that of still pictures.

Using a digital zoom causes image quality to deteriorate. If you start recording the movie without using digital zoom, and you rotate the zoom control in the g direction, the zoom stops at the maximum optical zoom ratio. Release the zoom control and rotate it again in the g direction to trigger digital zoom. The digital zoom is cancelled when movie recording is finished.

The sound of the zoom control operation, camera zooming or auto focusing may be recorded.

The following phenomena may occur on a monitor display during movie shooting. These phenomena will be recorded on the shot movie.

- Banding on the picture under lights such as fluorescent, mercury vapor or sodium lamps

- Distortion of subjects that move at high speed through the frame, such as trains or cars

- Distortion of the entire frame when the camera is panned horizontally

- After-images left by bright areas such as light sources when the camera is panned

B

Notes on Autofocus

If Autofocus mode in the movie menu is set to A Single AF (default setting), the focus is locked when the

b (movie-record) button is pressed to start movie recording (A135).

Autofocus may not perform as expected (

A31). Should this occur, try the following:

1. Before recording, set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting).

2. Position a different subject at the same distance in the middle of the screen. Press the b (movierecord) button to start the movie recording, and change the composition.

B

Note on Recording Movies

When the movie has been fully recorded to the internal memory or memory card, the monitor display will revert to the shooting display. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while

pictures are being recorded. Turning the camera off or removing the memory card while movies are being recorded could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.

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C

Functions Available in Movie Recording

Movies are recorded with the same hue adjustment as A (auto mode) in any shooting mode

(

A42). Settings such as the hue adjustment in scene mode and Optimize image or White

balance in the shooting menu (

A73) are not applied to movies.

When the shooting mode is

A, B, C, D or M, the Metering (A85) setting is also applied to the

movie recording (except for Spot AF area).

The focus mode and exposure compensation settings are also applied to the movie that is recorded. Check the settings before starting to record the movie.

The self-timer (

A37) is available. When the b (movie-record) button is pressed after setting the

self-timer, the camera focuses after ten seconds or two seconds, and then the movie recording starts.

The flash will not fire.

Press the d button before starting to record the movie and switch to the D (movie) tab to select movie menu settings (

A132).

To reduce the effects of camera shake when recording movies, set Electronic VR (

A136) in the

movie menu.

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Recording Movies

Recording Slow Motion Movies or Fast Motion Movies (HS Movie)

After the movie mode switch is rotated to HS and movie recording is started, when the k button is pressed during recording, the mode switches to high speed (HS) recording (HS movie recording). The section that is shot as an HS movie can be played in slow motion from 1/8 to

1/2 the speed of normal playback, or it can be played speeded up to twice the normal speed.

1

Turn on the camera and rotate the movie mode switch to HS.

The HS movie options show the type of HS movie that will be shot (

A134).

Lower the built-in flash. If the built-in flash is raised, it may disturb the recording.

HS movie options

2

Press the b (movie-record) button to start the movie recording.

The LCD monitor turns off for a moment, and then the movie recording starts.

The camera focuses in the center of the frame. The focus area is not displayed while the movie is recorded.

In the default setting, movies are recorded with a resolution of 320×240 pixels.

3

Press the k button when you want to start recording the HS movie.

HS movie recording starts.

In the default setting, up to ten seconds of a movie can be shot with a slow motion playback of 1/8 the speed of a normal movie.

The remaining time display changes to the remaining time for the HS movie recording. Recording stops automatically when the remaining time runs out.

Once the HS movie recording starts, the camera cannot be switched to normal speed movie recording.

4

Press the b (movie-record) button to end recording.

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B

Notes on HS Movie

Sound is not recorded for the section shot for slow motion or speeded up playback.

The vibration reduction function is not available during movie recording while the movie mode switch is rotated to HS. The zoom position, focus, exposure and white balance are fixed when the b (movie-record) button is pressed to start movie recording.

D

HS Movies

When HS movie options (

A134) is set to 240 fps, 120 fps or 60 fps, a movie can be recorded for

which slow motion playback is possible. When 15 fps is set, a movie can be shot for which speeded up playback at twice the normal speed is possible.

The shooting frame rate before pressing the k button is 30 frames per second (fps).

The shot movie, including the section shot as an HS movie, is played at 30 fps.

When recording at 240 fps:

When shooting, up to ten seconds of a movie is recorded at high speed. The section recorded at high speed is played in slow motion eight times longer than at normal speed.

Press the k button to start HS movie recording.

Recording

10 sec

Playback

80 sec

Normal playback

(With sound)

Slow motion playback

(No sound)

When recording at 15 fps:

When shooting, up to two minutes of a movie is recorded for speeded up playback. It is played twice the speed of a normal movie.

Press the k button to start HS movie recording.

Recording

Playback

Normal playback

(With sound)

1 min

2 min

Advance playback

(No sound)

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Starting Recording with HS Movie

When the Open with HS footage check box in HS movie options is selected (w), HS movie

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Movie Menu

The options below can be set in the movie menu.

D

D

I

Movie options

A133

Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is rotated to HD.

HS movie options

A134

Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is rotated to HS.

Autofocus mode

A135

Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies with the movie mode switch rotated to HD.

w Electronic VR

A136

Enable or disable electronic VR when recording movies with the movie mode switch rotated to HD.

Y Wind noise reduction

Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.

A136

Displaying the Movie Menu

Press the

d button to display the menu screen, and switch to the D tab (A13).

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

Movie

Movie options

HS movie options

Autofocus mode

Electronic VR

Wind noise reduction

240

Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on the menu (

A12).

Press the d button to exit the movie menu.

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D Movie Options

Press

d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Movie options

Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is rotated to HD. The higher the resolution and bitrate, the higher the picture quality; but the file size also becomes larger.

Option Description

U HD 1080pP(1920×1080)

(default setting)

Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in full highdefinition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen

TV that is compatible with full high-definition.

Image size: 1920×1080 pixels

Movie bitrate: 14 Mbps

V HD 1080p (1920×1080) x HD 720p (1280×720) y VGA (640×480) z QVGA (320×240)

Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in full highdefinition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen

TV that is compatible with full high-definition.

Image size: 1920×1080 pixels

Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps

Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in high- definition. This option is suited to playback on a wide screen

TV.

Image size: 1280×720 pixels

Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps

Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.

Image size: 640×480 pixels

Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps

Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.

Image size: 320×240 pixels

Movie bitrate: 640 kbps

The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. As a variable

bitrate (VBR) system has been adopted, the movie recording rate varies automatically according to the subject so that more data is recorded per second for movies containing frequently moving subjects, thus increasing movie file size.

The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second (fps) in any options.

D

More Information

See “Maximum Movie Length“ (

A135) for more information.

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D HS Movie Options

Press

d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M HS movie options

Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is rotated to HS.

240 fps

(default setting)

120 fps

60 fps

15 fps

Option Description

Slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded at 1/8 the speed of a normal movie.

Maximum recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time:

80 seconds)

Image size: 320×240 pixels

Movie bitrate: 640 kbps

Slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded at 1/4 the speed of a normal movie.

Maximum recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time:

40 seconds)

Image size: 640×480 pixels

Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps

Slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded at half the speed of a normal movie.

Maximum recording time*: 30 seconds (playback time:

1 minute)

Image size: 1280×720 pixels

Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps

Fast motion movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded at twice the speed of a normal movie.

Maximum recording time*: 2 minutes (playback time:

1 minute)

Image size: 1920×1080 pixels

Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps

* The maximum recording time refers only to the section shot for slow motion or speeded up playback.

Open with HS Footage Check Box

When Open with HS footage is selected and the k button is pressed to select the check box [w], HS movie recording starts immediately when the movie recording starts. The default setting is off.

HS movie options

240 fps

120 fps

60 fps

15 fps

Open with HS footage

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Maximum Movie Length

Option

Internal memory

(43MB)

Memory card

(4GB)*

U HD 1080pP(1920×1080)

(default setting)

V HD 1080p (1920×1080) x HD 720p (1280×720) y VGA (640×480) z QVGA (320×240)

23 s

26 s

34 s

1 min 37 s

4 min 34 s

34 min

39 min 25 s

50 min

2 h 5 min

4 h 45 min

All figures are approximate. The maximum recording time may vary by make of memory card and the bitrates at which the movie was recorded.

* The maximum recording time for a single movie is 29 minutes. The maximum movie length displayed during recording is 29 minutes, even when there is enough free space on the memory card for a longer movie.

D

More Information

See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

I Autofocus Mode

Press

d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Autofocus mode

Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies with the movie mode switch rotated to HD.

Option

A Single AF

(default setting)

Description

Focus is locked when the b (movie-record) button is pressed.

B Full-time AF

During movie recording, camera focuses continuously until focus is locked.

The sound of the focusing operation may be recorded during shooting. To prevent sound of camera focusing from interfering with recording, use of Single AF is recommended.

C

Autofocus Mode during Movie Shooting

When the scene mode is Fireworks show, the focus is fixed at infinity.

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w Electronic VR

Press

d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Electronic VR

Enable or disable electronic VR when recording movies with the movie mode switch rotated to HD.

Description Option

On

(default setting)

Off

Reduces the effects of camera shake in movie modes.

Electronic VR is not enabled.

When the electronic VR is set to On, R is displayed on the screen when movie

recording starts (

A8).

B

Note on Electronic VR

Electronic VR is not available when recording HS movies.

Y Wind Noise Reduction

Press

d button M D (Movie menu) (A132) M Wind noise reduction

Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.

Option

On

Description

Records while minimizing the noise of wind blowing on the microphone. Suitable for recording in strong winds. During playback, not only wind noise, but other sounds may also become difficult to hear.

Off

(default setting)

Wind noise is not reduced.

When the wind noise reduction setting is enabled, the current setting is displayed

during shooting (

A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not

displayed.

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Movie Playback

In full-frame playback mode (

A32), movies are

recognized by the movie options icon (

A133). To play

a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and press the k button.

Use the zoom control g or f during playback to adjust the volume.

Playback controls appear at the top of the monitor. Press the multi selector

J or K to choose a playback control, then press the k button to perform the selected operation.

The following operations are available.

Pausing

During playback

Volume indicator

To

Rewind

Advance

Pause

Use

K

L

O

Description

Rewind the movie when the k button is pressed down.

Advance the movie when the k button is pressed down.

The following operations can be performed with the playback controls at the top of the monitor while playback is paused.

M

Rewind the movie by one frame. Rewind continues while the k button is pressed.*

N

Advance the movie by one frame. Advance continues while the k button is pressed.*

P

Resume playback.

Return to full-frame playback mode.

End

Q

* The movie can also be advanced or rewound by one frame by rotating the command dial.

Deleting Movie

Press the l button, when displayed in full-frame playback

mode (

A32), or when selected in thumbnail (A104)

playback mode.

Select Yes and press the k button to delete the movie, or select No to exit without deleting the movie.

B

Note on Movie Playback

Erase 1 image?

Yes

No

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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers

Connecting to a TV

Connect the camera to a television to play back pictures on the television.

If your television is equipped with an HDMI connector, you can connect it to the camera with an HDMI cable to enjoy recorded movies in the high-definition quality.

1

Turn off the camera.

2

Connect the camera to the TV.

When connecting using the supplied audio/video cable

Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white plug to the audio-in jack.

Yellow White

When connecting using the optional HDMI cable

Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.

To the HDMI jack

HDMI mini connector

(Type C)

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3

Tune the television to the video channel.

See the documentation provided with your television for details.

4

Hold down the c button to turn on the camera.

The camera enters playback mode, and pictures recorded to the internal memory, or memory card, will be displayed on the television.

While the camera is connected to the TV, the monitor will remain off.

Connecting to a TV

B

Notes on Connecting an HDMI Cable

An HDMI cable is not supplied. Use a third-party HDMI cable to connect the camera to a TV. The output terminal on this camera is a HDMI Mini Connector (Type C). When purchasing an HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is a HDMI Mini Connector.

To enjoy playback in high-definition quality when the camera is connected to a television that has an HDMI connector, we recommend shooting still pictures with Image size set to C 2048×1536 or higher, and recording movies with Movie options set to x HD 720p (1280×720) or higher.

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Notes on Connecting the Audio/Video Cable

When connecting the audio/video cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force when connecting the audio/video cable. When disconnecting the audio/video cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.

Do not connect an audio/video cable and HDMI cable to the camera at the same time.

Do not connect an HDMI cable and USB cable to the camera at the same time.

B

When Nothing Appears on the TV

Make sure that the TV settings (

A167) in the setup menu (A152) are appropriate for your

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Connecting to a Computer

Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer, and copy

(transfer) pictures to a computer with the supplied Nikon Transfer software.

Before Connecting the Camera

Install the Software

Before connecting the camera to a computer, software, including Nikon Transfer,

ViewNX for displaying transferred pictures, and Panorama Maker for creating panorama photos, must be installed using the supplied Software Suite CD.

For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.

Compatible Operating Systems

Windows

Windows 7 (Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate

editions)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/

Ultimate editions)

32-bit versions of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Home Edition/Professional)

Macintosh

Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6)

For details about the movie playback conditions for high-definition and full high-

definition movies, see the ViewNX help information (

A144).

Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility.

B

Note on Computer Connection

Disconnect other USB devices such as commercial USB chargers from the computer. Simultaneous connection of the camera and other USB devices to the computer could result in operation malfunction or excessive supply of power to the camera, causing damage to the camera or memory card. Refer to the documentation supplied with other USB devices for more information.

B

Notes on Power Source

When connecting the camera to a computer to transfer pictures, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.

When the camera is connected to a computer via the supplied USB cable with Auto (default setting) selected for the Charge by computer option (

A145, 168) in the setup menu, the battery

inserted into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer. Pictures can be transferred while the battery is charging.

If the AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately) is used, COOLPIX P100 can be powered from an

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electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the camera to overheat or malfunction.

Connecting to a Computer

Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer

1

Start the computer to which Nikon Transfer was installed.

2

Be sure that the camera is off.

3

Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.

The camera turns on automatically and the power-on lamp glows or blinks (

A145).

The camera monitor will remain off.

B

Connecting the USB Cable

Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.

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Connecting to a Computer

4

Start Nikon Transfer installed on the computer.

• Windows 7

When the Devices and Printers

K P100 screen is displayed, click Change program under Import pictures and videos. Select Copy pictures to a folder on my

computer in the Change program dialog and click OK.

Double-click Copy pictures to a folder on my computer on the Devices and

Printers

K P100 screen.

• Windows Vista

When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Copy pictures to a folder on my

computer using Nikon Transfer.

• Windows XP

When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer Copy pictures

to a folder on my computer, and click OK.

• Mac OS X

Nikon Transfer will start automatically when the camera is connected if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when Nikon Transfer was first installed.

When the level of the battery in the camera is low, the computer may not recognize the camera and it may not be possible to transfer pictures. If the power from the computer starts to charge the camera battery, wait until the battery level rises.

If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for

Nikon Transfer to start.

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Connecting to a Computer

5

Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options

Source panel and click Start Transfer.

P100

P100

Start Transfer button

Source device

At the Nikon Transfer default settings, all pictures are transferred to the computer.

At the Nikon Transfer default settings, ViewNX starts automatically when transfer is complete and transferred pictures can be viewed.

For more information on using Nikon Transfer or ViewNX, refer to the help information contained in Nikon Transfer or ViewNX (

A144).

Disconnecting the Camera

Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during transfer.

When transfer is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable.

The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for 30 minutes while the camera is connected via the USB cable.

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Charging the Battery

When the camera’s power-on lamp is blinking slowly in orange, the battery inserted in the camera is

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Connecting to a Computer

D

Using a Card Reader

The pictures stored on the memory card inserted into a card reader or similar device can also be transferred to the computer using Nikon Transfer.

If the memory card capacity is 2 GB or more, or if the memory card is SDHC-compliant, the card reader or similar device must support these memory card specifications.

Insert a memory card into the card reader or similar device, and refer to the steps 4 and 5 (

A142)

to transfer pictures.

To transfer pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the computer, the pictures must first

be copied to a memory card using the camera (

A115).

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Starting Nikon Transfer or ViewNX Manually

Windows:

Choose Start menu>All Programs>Nikon Transfer>Nikon Transfer (or All Programs

>ViewNX>ViewNX).

Double-clicking the Nikon Transfer or ViewNX shortcut icon on the desktop will also start Nikon

Transfer or ViewNX.

Macintosh:

Open Applications and double-click Nikon Software>Nikon Transfer>Nikon Transfer (or

Nikon Software>ViewNX>ViewNX).

Clicking the Nikon Transfer or ViewNX icon on the Dock will also start Nikon Transfer or ViewNX.

D

Viewing Nikon Transfer and ViewNX Help Information

For more information on Nikon Transfer or ViewNX, start Nikon

Transfer or ViewNX and select Nikon Transfer Help or ViewNX

Help from the Help menu.

D

Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker

Use a series of pictures taken in Panorama assist scene mode (

A52) to create a single panorama

photo with Panorama Maker.

Panorama Maker can be installed on a computer using the supplied Software Suite CD-ROM.

After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker.

Windows:

Choose Start menu, open All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5>Panorama Maker 5.

Macintosh:

Open Applications and double-click the Panorama Maker 5 icon.

For more information on using Panorama Maker, refer to the on-screen instructions and help information contained in Panorama Maker.

D

Image File Names and Folder Names

See “File and Folder Names” (

A181) for more information.

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Connecting to a Computer

Charging While Connecting to a Computer

When connecting the camera to a computer via the supplied USB cable while Auto

(default setting) is selected for the Charge by computer option (

A168) in the

setup menu, the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.

See “Before Connecting the Camera” (

A140) and “Transferring Pictures from a Camera to a Computer” (

A141) for more information on connecting the camera to a computer.

Power-on Lamp

The following chart explains power-on lamp status when the camera is connected to a computer.

Status

Slow blinking (orange) Battery charging.

Glows (green)

Description

Battery not charging. Charging is complete when the power-on lamp stops blinking orange and glows green.

Flickers (orange)

Operating temperature range exceeded. Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to

95°F) before use.

A USB cable is not correctly connected or the battery is faulty.

Reconnect the USB cable correctly or replace the battery.

Computer is in sleep mode and does not supply power. Reboot a computer.

The battery cannot be charged as computer’s specifications or settings does not support power supply to the camera.

B

Notes on Charging with Connection to a Computer

The battery cannot be charged, nor can data be transferred, when the camera is connected to a

computer before the camera’s date and time have been set (

A22). If the camera’s clock battery

(

A156) has been exhausted, the date and time must be reset before the battery can be charged

or images can be transferred with connection to a computer. In this case, use the Charging AC

Adapter EH-68P (

A18) to charge the battery and then set the camera’s date and time.

If the camera is turned off, charging will also stop.

If a computer enters sleep mode while charging, charging will stop and the camera may be turned off.

When disconnecting the camera from a computer, turn the camera off and then disconnect the

USB cable.

About six hours are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. Charging time increases when images are transferred while the battery is charging.

When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as

Nikon Transfer, may start. If the camera was connected to the computer for the sole purpose of charging the battery, exit the application.

The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for 30 minutes after the battery has finished charging.

Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and power supply and allocation, it may be

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Connecting to a Printer

Users of PictBridge-compatible (

A198) printers can connect the camera directly

to the printer and print pictures without using a computer. The steps for printing are as follows.

Take the pictures

Choose the pictures for printing using the print set option

(Print set:

A108)

Connect the camera to the printer (

A147)

Print pictures one at a time

(

A148)

Print multiple pictures (

A149)

Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable

B

Notes on Power Source

When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.

The AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately from Nikon) can be used to power the camera using an electrical outlet. Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.

B

Printing Pictures

In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer and printing over a direct camera-to-printer connection for images recorded in the memory card, the following options are also available for printing pictures:

Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot.

Take a memory card to a digital photo lab.

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For printing using these methods, specify the pictures and the number of prints each using the

Print set (

A108) option in the playback menu.

Connecting to a Printer

Connecting the Camera and Printer

1

Turn off the camera.

2

Turn on the printer.

Check printer settings.

3

Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable.

4

The camera turns on automatically.

When connected correctly, the PictBridge startup screen (1) will be displayed in the camera monitor.

Then the Print selection screen (2) will be displayed.

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Connecting the USB Cable

When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.

B

If the PictBridge Screen is not Displayed

Turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer (

A168) in the camera’s

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More Information

See “Printing Images of Size 1:1” (

A78) for more information.

Printing Pictures One at a Time

After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (

A147), print pictures by

following the procedure below.

1

Use the multi selector to choose the picture to be printed and press the k button.

Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.

Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 12 thumbnails, or to g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback.

2

Choose Copies and press the k button.

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Start print

Copies

Paper size

3

Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and press the k button.

Copies

4

4

Choose Paper size and press the k button.

PictBridge

Start print

Copies

Paper size

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Connecting to a Printer

5

Choose the desired paper size and press the k button.

To specify paper size using printer settings, choose

Default in the paper size menu.

6

Choose Start print and press the k button.

Paper size

Default

3.5×5 in.

5×7 in.

100×150 mm

4×6 in.

8×10 in.

Letter

PictBridge

Start print

Copies

Paper size

7

Printing starts.

Monitor display returns to that shown in step 1 when printing is complete.

To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the k button.

Printing

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Cancel

Current print/total number of prints

Printing Multiple Pictures

After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (

A147), print pictures by

following the procedure below.

1

When the Print selection screen is displayed, press the d button.

The Print menu is displayed.

2

Use the multi selector to choose Paper size and press the k button.

To exit the print menu, press the d button.

Print menu

Print selection

Print all images

DPOF printing

Paper size

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Connecting to a Printer

3

Choose the desired paper size and press the k button.

To specify paper size using printer settings, choose

Default in the paper size menu.

4

Choose Print selection, Print all images or

DPOF printing and press the k button.

Paper size

Default

3.5×5 in.

5×7 in.

100×150 mm

4×6 in.

8×10 in.

Letter

Print menu

Print selection

Print all images

DPOF printing

Paper size

Print selection

Choose the pictures (up to a maximum of 99) and number of copies (up to nine per picture).

Press the multi selector

J or K to choose the pictures, and press

H or I to set the number of copies for each.

Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.

Pictures selected for printing can be recognized by the check mark icon and the

Print selection

Back

10

numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed. A check mark is not displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.

Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or f (h) to switch to 12 thumbnails display.

Press the k button when setting is complete.

The menu shown at right will be displayed. To print, choose Start print and press the k button.

Choose Cancel and press the k button to return to the print menu.

Print selection

010 prints

Start print

Cancel

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Connecting to a Printer

Print all images

All pictures stored in the internal memory, or on the memory card, are printed one at a time.

The menu shown at right will be displayed. To print, choose Start print and press the k button.

Choose Cancel and press the k button to return to the print menu.

DPOF printing

Print pictures for which a print order was created

in Print set option (

A108).

The menu shown at right will be displayed. To print, choose Start print and press the k button.

Choose Cancel and press the k button to return to the print menu.

To view the current print order, choose View

images and press the k button. To print pictures, press the k button again.

Print all images

018 prints

Start print

Cancel

DPOF printing

010 prints

Start print

View images

Cancel

View images

10

Back

5

Printing starts.

Monitor display returns to that shown in step 2 when printing is complete.

To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the k button.

Printing

002 / 004

Cancel

Current print/total number of prints

C

Paper Size

The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current printer), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4. Only sizes

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Basic Camera Setup

Setup Menu

The setup menu contains the following options.

c Welcome screen

A154

Choose whether or not to display the welcome screen on the monitor when the camera is turned on.

d e f g

U h

K u i k l/m n

H

V d p

Date

Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.

Monitor settings

Adjust post-shooting image review and monitor brightness settings.

A155

A158

Date imprint

A159

Imprint the date on pictures.

Vibration reduction

A160

Choose whether or not vibration reduction is enabled when shooting still pictures.

Motion detection

A162

Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of camera shake and subject movement when shooting still pictures.

AF assist

Enable or disable AF-assist illumination.

A163

Red-eye reduction

Choose the red-eye reduction method when the flash mode is auto with red-eye reduction.

A163

A164

Digital zoom

Enable or disable digital zoom.

Sound settings

Adjust sound settings.

Auto off

Set time before camera enters standby mode to save power.

Format memory/Format card

A165

A165

A166

Format internal memory or memory card.

Language

Choose language used for camera monitor display.

TV settings

A167

A167

Adjust settings necessary for connection to TV.

Charge by computer

Choose whether or not the battery is charged when the camera is connected to a computer via USB cable.

Blink warning

Choose whether or not to detect blinking eyes when shooting pictures using face priority.

A168

A169

Reset all

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Restore camera settings to default values.

A171

Setup Menu

P r

Reset file numbering

Reset the file numbering.

Firmware version

Display camera firmware version.

Displaying the Setup Menu

Switch to the z tab in the menu screen.

1

Press the d button to display the menu screen.

Shooting menu

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

2

Press

J on the multi selector.

Tab will be selectable.

See "The Multi Selector" (

A12).

Image quality

Image size

Optimize image

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Metering

Continuous

3

Press

H or I to select the z tab.

Set up

Welcome screen

Date

Monitor settings

Date imprint

Vibration reduction

Motion detection

AF assist

4

Press

K or the k button.

The setup menu items will be selectable.

Press the multi selector to select items and set functions

on menus (

A12).

To exit the setup menu, press the d button or press J and switch to another tab.

Set up

Welcome screen

Date

Monitor settings

Date imprint

Vibration reduction

Motion detection

AF assist

A174

A174

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Setup Menu

c Welcome Screen

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Welcome screen

Choose whether or not to display the welcome screen on the monitor when the camera is turned on.

None (default setting)

Displays the shooting or playback screen without displaying the welcome screen.

COOLPIX

Displays the welcome screen before displaying the shooting or playback screen.

Select an image

Select a picture that you have shot to display as the welcome screen. Display the

picture selection screen, choose a picture (

A112), and press the k button to

register it.

As the selected picture is stored in the camera, the picture will appear in the welcome screen even if the original picture is deleted.

Pictures shot with Image size (

A76) of I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016, and

H 2736×2736 cannot be stored.

Pictures reduced to 160×120 or smaller using small picture editing (

A124) and

cropping (

A126), cannot be selected.

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Setup Menu

d Date

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Date

Set the camera’s internal clock.

Date

Set camera clock to the current date and time.

Use the multi selector to set the date and time.

Highlight an item (day, month, year, hour, minute, and the order in which day, month, and year are displayed): Press

J or K.

Edit the highlighted item: Press

H or I.

Finish setting: After selecting the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed, press the

k button (A23).

Time zone w (home time zone) can be specified and daylight saving enabled or disabled from time zone options.

When x (travel destination) is selected, the time difference (

A157) from the home

time zone (w) is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are recorded. Useful when travelling.

Setting the Travel Destination Time Zone

1

Use the multi selector to choose Time zone and press the k button.

The Time zone screen is displayed.

Date

15/05/2010 15:30

Date

Time zone

2

Choose x Travel destination and press the k button.

The date and time displayed on the monitor changes according to the region currently selected.

Time zone

15/05/2010 15:30

London, Casablanca

Home time zone

Travel destination

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Setup Menu

3

Press

K.

The time zone selection screen is displayed.

Time zone

15/05/2010 15:30

London, Casablanca

Home time zone

Travel destination

4

Press

J or K to choose the travel destination time zone.

When using the camera in an area where daylight saving time is in effect, press

H to set the clock to daylight saving time. When daylight saving time is turned on, the W icon is displayed and the clock advances by one hour. To turn off the daylight saving time option, press

I.

Press the k button to choose the travel destination time zone.

While the travel destination time zone is selected, the

Z icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is in shooting mode.

10:30

EDT:

New York

Toronto

Lima

Back

Time zone

15/05/2010 10:30

EDT:New York

Toronto, Lima

Home time zone

Travel destination

-5:00

B

The Clock Battery

The camera’s internal clock uses a different battery from the camera’s battery. The clock battery charges when the main battery is installed or the AC adapter is connected, and provides several days of clock battery power after about ten hours of charging.

C w (Home Time Zone)

To switch to the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button.

To change the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and perform the steps for x Travel destination to set the home time zone.

C

Daylight Saving Time

When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn on or off the daylight saving time option from the time zone selection screen displayed in step 4.

D

Imprinting the Date on Pictures

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After setting the date and time, set the Date imprint setting in the setup menu (

A159). Once Date

imprint is set, the shooting date and time can be imprinted on the pictures.

Setup Menu

D

Time Zones

The camera supports the time zones listed below.

For time differences not listed below, set the camera clock using Date.

UTC +/-

-11

-10

Location

Midway, Samoa

Hawaii, Tahiti

UTC +/-

+1

+2

-9 Alaska, Anchorage +3

Location

Madrid, Paris, Berlin

Athens, Helsinki, Ankara

Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh,

Kuwait, Manama

-8

-7

-6

-5

-4.5

PST (PDT): Los Angeles,

Seattle, Vancouver

MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix

CST (CDT): Chicago,

Houston, Mexico City

EST (EDT): New York,

Toronto, Lima

Caracas

+4

+5

+5.5

+6

+7

Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Islamabad, Karachi

New Delhi

Colombo, Dhaka

-4

-3

-2

-1

±0

Manaus

Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo

Fernando de Noronha

Azores

London, Casablanca

+8

+9

+10

+11

+12

Bangkok, Jakarta

Beijing, Hong Kong,

Singapore

Tokyo, Seoul

Sydney, Guam

New Caledonia

Auckland, Fiji

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Setup Menu

e Monitor Settings

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Monitor settings

Change the settings for the options below.

Image review

On (default setting): Picture is automatically displayed in the monitor immediately after it is taken and the monitor display returns to shooting mode.

Off: Picture is not displayed after it is taken.

Brightness

Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.

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Setup Menu

f Date Imprint

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Date imprint

The shooting date and time can be imprinted in pictures at the time of shooting. This information can be printed even from printers that do not support printing of date and time (

A109).

Off (default setting)

Date and time are not imprinted in pictures.

Date

The date is imprinted in pictures.

Date and time

The date and time are imprinted in pictures.

At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the

monitor (

A8).

B

Notes on Date Imprint

Imprinted dates cannot be deleted from the image, nor can dates be imprinted after the picture has been taken.

Dates cannot be imprinted in the following situations.

- When Night landscape, Museum, Backlit scene HDR or Panorama assist is selected for scene mode

- When Continuous H, Continuous L or BSS is selected for the Continuous setting (

A86)

- When Auto bracketing (

A89) is used

- When Smile timer or Blink proof (

A

58) in smart portrait is set to On

- When sport continuous mode is selected

- During movie recording

Dates imprinted at Image size (

A76) setting of f 640×480 may be difficult to read. Choose

J 1024×768 or larger when using date imprint.

The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Date option (

A22, 155).

C

Date Imprint and Print Set

When printing from DPOF-compatible printers that support printing of shooting date and photo information, the date and information can be printed on pictures without the date and time being

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Setup Menu

g Vibration Reduction

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Vibration reduction

Specify the vibration reduction setting for taking still pictures. Correct blur, caused by slight hand movement known as camera shake, that commonly occurs when shooting with zoom applied or at slow shutter speeds.

When the camera is stabilized for still picture shooting with a tripod, set vibration reduction to Off.

On (hybrid)

Records with optical compensation for camera shake during still picture recording using the image sensor shift method, and under the following conditions, also performs electronic VR using image enhancement.

When the flash does not fire

When the shutter speed is slower than 1/60 second

When the self-timer is off

When Single is selected for the Continuous setting

When Off is selected for the Auto bracketing setting

When the ISO sensitivity is 200 or less

On (default setting)

Compensates for camera shake during still picture recording using the image sensor shift method. Camera automatically detects the panning direction and only corrects for vibration due to camera shake.

When the camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction only reduces vertical shake. If camera is panned vertically, vibration reduction only compensates for horizontal shake.

Off

Vibration reduction is not enabled.

When vibration reduction is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting (when Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed)

(

A8, 27).

D

Compensating Movies with Electronic VR

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To reduce the effects of camera shake when recording movies, enable Electronic VR (

A136) from

the movie menu (

A132).

Setup Menu

B

Notes on Vibration Reduction

It may take a few seconds to activate vibration reduction after the power is turned on or the camera enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the display stabilizes before shooting.

Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s monitor immediately after shooting may appear blurry.

Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some situations.

When the camera shake is extremely high or low, picture compensation with electronic VR may not be possible even when On (hybrid) is set.

When the shutter speed is fast or extremely slow, electronic VR may not operate even when On

(hybrid) is set.

When electronic VR in On (hybrid) operates, saving the picture takes longer than normal, because when the picture is shot, the shutter is released twice automatically to perform picture

compensation. Shutter sound (

A165) only sounds once. Only one frame is recorded.

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Setup Menu

U Motion Detection

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Motion detection

Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of camera shake and subject movement when shooting still pictures.

Auto

When the camera detects the movement of the subject or camera shake, the ISO sensitivity is raised and the shutter speed is increased to reduce their effects.

However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.

When the fill flash fires

In the following scene modes: Night portrait, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape,

Museum, Fireworks show and Backlight

When shooting modes

A, B, C, D or M is used

When subject tracking mode is selected.

When sport continuous mode is selected.

Off (default setting)

Motion detection will not be applied.

When motion detection is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting

(

A8).

The motion detection icon will glow green when the camera detects any vibration and increases the shutter speed. When Off is selected, the icon for the current setting is not displayed.

B

Notes on Motion Detection

Motion detection may be unable to completely reduce effects of camera shake and subject movement in some situations.

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Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.

The pictures taken may become grainy.

Setup Menu

h AF Assist

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M AF assist

Enable or disable the AF-assist illumination that assists the auto focus when the lighting is poor.

Auto (default setting)

AF-assist illumination will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is poorly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 10 m (32 ft.) at the maximum wideangle position and about 3.5 m (11 ft.) at the maximum telephoto position.

However, note that for some focus areas or scene modes, the AF-assist illuminator may not light even if Auto is set.

Off

Disable this function. The camera may be unable to focus if lighting is poor.

K Red-eye reduction

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Red-eye reduction

Choose the red-eye reduction method when the flash mode (

A34) is V (auto

with red-eye reduction).

Pre-flash on (default setting)

The flash repeatedly fires pre-flashes at low intensity before the main flash to reduce the red-eye effect, and it then performs the red-eye reduction process using picture compensation.

The time from when the shutter-release button is pressed to when the shutter is actually released is longer than normal.

Pre-flash off

Pre-flashes will not fire. The shutter is released immediately when the shutter-release button is fully pressed, and the red-eye reduction process is performed using picture compensation.

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Setup Menu

u Digital Zoom

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Digital zoom

Enable or disable digital zoom.

On (default setting)

When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating and holding the zoom control at

g (i) triggers digital zoom (A29).

Crop

Limit zoom magnification up to the position of V (except when shooting a movie).

Also limit digital zoom to the range at which image quality of shot still pictures does not deteriorate.

The digital zoom is not available when the image size is M 3648×2736, E

3264×2448, I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016 or H 2736×2736.

Off

Digital zoom will not be activated (except when shooting a movie).

B

Notes on Digital Zoom

When digital zoom is in effect, AF area mode is set to Center (

A90).

Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.

- When the focus mode (

A38) is set to E (manual focus)

- When Portrait, Night portrait , Night landscape, Fireworks show or Backlit scene HDR is selected for scene mode

- When scene auto selector mode is selected

- When smart portrait mode is selected

- When subject tracking mode is selected

- When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the Continuous (

A86) setting

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At magnifications of 1.2× to 1.8×, Metering is set to Center-weighted, and at magnifications of

2.0× to 4.0×, it is set to Spot.

Setup Menu

i Sound Settings

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Sound settings

Adjust the following sound settings.

Button sound

Turn button sound On (default setting) or Off. A beep will sound once when the settings are completed successfully, twice when the camera focuses on the subject, and three times when an error is detected. Start-up sound will also play when the camera is turned on.

Shutter sound

Choose shutter sound from On (default setting) or Off.

Even when On is set, the shutter sound is not made during continuous shooting or movie recording.

k Auto Off

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Auto off

If no operations are performed for the selected length of time, the monitor will turn

off and the camera enters standby mode (

A21) to reduce drain on the batteries.

The power-on lamp blinks in standby mode. If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off.

Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode if no operations are performed from 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min.

C

Canceling Standby Mode

Standby mode is canceled when the following buttons are pressed.

Power switch

Shutter-release button

c button

The standby mode can also be canceled by rotating the mode dial.

B

Notes on Auto Off

The time taken for the monitor to enter standby mode is as follows.

When menus are displayed: three minutes

During slideshow playback: maximum of 30 minutes

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Setup Menu

l/m Format Memory/Format Card

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Format memory/Format card

Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.

Formatting the Internal Memory

To format the internal memory, remove the memory card from the camera. The Format memory option appears in the setup menu.

All images will be deleted! OK?

Format

No

Formatting Memory Card

When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the

Format card option appears in the setup menu.

Format card

All images will be deleted! OK?

Format

No

B

Formatting Internal Memory and Memory card

• Formatting the internal memory or memory card permanently deletes all data. Be sure to transfer important pictures to a computer before formatting.

Do not turn off the camera, disconnect the AC adapter, or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during formatting.

The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into this camera, be sure to format

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them with this camera.

Setup Menu

n Language

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Language

Choose one of 24 languages for display of camera menus and messages.

Czech

Danish

German

(default setting)

Spanish

Greek

French

Indonesian

Italian

Hungarian

Dutch

Norwegian

Polish

Portuguese

Russian

Finnish

Swedish

Turkish

Arabic

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Japanese

Korean

Thai

H TV Settings

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M TV settings

Select the settings necessary for connecting to a television.

Video mode

Choose from NTSC and PAL.

HDMI

Choose a picture resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting), 480p,

720p, or 1080i. When Auto is set, the output resolution that is best suited to the connected high-definition TV is selected automatically from 480p, 720p and 1080i.

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Setup Menu

V Charge by Computer

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Charge by computer

Choose whether or not the battery inserted in the camera is charged when the

camera is connected to a computer via USB cable (

A145).

Auto (default setting)

When the camera is connected to a computer that is running, the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.

Off

The battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is connected to a computer.

B

Notes on Connecting the Camera to a Printer

The battery cannot be charged with connection to a printer, even if the printer complies with the

PictBridge standard.

When Auto is selected for Charge by computer, it may be unable to print pictures with direct connection of the camera to some printers. If the PictBridge startup screen is not displayed in the monitor after the camera is connected to a printer and turned on, turn the camera off and

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disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer to Off and reconnect the camera to the printer.

Setup Menu

d Blink Warning

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Blink warning

Choose whether or not blinking eyes are detected when using face priority (

A91)

in the following shooting modes.

Scene auto selector mode (

A43)

• Portrait (

A46) or Night portrait (A47) scene modes

Shooting modes

A, B, C, D or M (when Face priority (A90) is selected for AF

area mode)

On

When the camera detects that a human subject has closed the eyes immediately after recognizing the face and shooting the subject, the Did someone blink? screen will appear on the monitor.

The face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed by a yellow border. You can check the picture taken and determine if you need to take the picture again.

See “Operating the Did someone blink? Screen” (

A170) for more information.

Off (default setting)

Blink warning does not take effect.

B

Note on Blink Warning

When a setting other than Single is selected for Continuous (

A86), blink warning does not take

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Setup Menu

Operating the Did someone blink? Screen

The following operations can be performed when the

Did someone blink? screen is displayed.

If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the screen automatically returns to the shooting mode screen.

Did someone blink?

To

Zoom in to the face for which blinking was detected

Return to full-frame playback

Use g (i)

Description

Rotate the zoom control to g (i).

f ( h

) Rotate the zoom control to f (h).

Select the face to be displayed

When the camera detects that one or more human subjects have closed their eyes, press

H, I, J or K during playback zoom to display other faces.

Press the l button.

Delete the picture taken

Return to shooting mode l k

Press the k button or the shutter-release button.

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Setup Menu

p Reset All

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Reset all

When Reset is selected, the camera settings will be restored to the following default values.

Pop-up Menu

Option

Flash mode (

A34)

Self-timer (

A37)

Focus mode (

A38)

Exposure compensation (

A41)

Auto

OFF

Autofocus

0.0

Default value

Shooting in the Scene Mode

Option

Scene menu (

A45)

White balance in food mode (

A50)

Smart Portrait Menu

Option

Skin softening (

A57)

Smile timer (

A57)

Blink proof (

A58)

Portrait

Center

Normal

On

Off

Default value

Default value

Subject Tracking Menu

Option

Autofocus mode (

A61)

Sport Continuous Menu

Option

High-speed mode (

A64)

Pre-shooting cache (

A64)

Image quality (

A64)

Full-time AF

Default value

Default value

Continuous H: auto

Off

Normal

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Setup Menu

Movie Menu

Option

Movie options (

A133)

HS movie options (

A134)

Autofocus mode (

A135)

Electronic VR (

A136)

Wind noise reduction (

A136)

Shooting Menu

Option

Image quality (

A75)

Image size (

A76)

Optimize image (

A79)

Custom in Optimize image (

A80)

Custom of Black-and-white in Optimize image

(

A81)

White balance (

A82)

ISO sensitivity (

A84)

Fixed range auto (

A84)

Minimum shutter speed (

A84)

Metering (

A85)

Continuous (

A86)

Intvl timer shooting (

A87)

Auto bracketing (

A89)

AF area mode (

A90)

Autofocus mode (

A93)

Flash exp. comp. (

A93)

Noise reduction (

A94)

Distortion control (

A94)

Active D-Lighting (

A95)

Default value

HD1080pP (1920×1080)

240 fps

Single AF

On

Off

Default value

None

Matrix

Single

30 s

Off

Auto

Single AF

0.0

Auto

Off

Off

Normal

M 3648×2736

Normal

Contrast: Auto

Image sharpening: Auto

Saturation: Auto

Contrast: Auto

Image sharpening: Auto

Monochrome filter: None

B&W + color: OFF

Auto

Auto

ISO 160-200

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Setup Menu

Setup Menu

Option

Welcome screen (

A154)

Image review (

A158)

Brightness (

A158)

Date imprint (

A159)

Vibration reduction (

A160)

Motion detection (

A162)

AF assist (

A163)

Red-eye reduction (

A163)

Digital zoom (

A164)

Button sound (

A165)

Shutter sound (

A165)

Auto off (

A165)

HDMI (

A167)

Charge by computer (

A168)

Blink warning (

A169)

Others

Option

Paper size (

A148, 149)

Slide show (

A110)

None

On

3

Off

On

Off

Auto

Pre-flash on

On

On

On

1 min

Auto

Auto

Off

Default value

Default value

Default

3 s

Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (

A181) in the memory. Numbering

will continue from the lowest number available. If all pictures (

A111) are deleted before

selecting Reset all, the file number for the next image taken will start from 0001.

The following settings will not return to default settings even if Reset all is performed.

Shooting menu: Preset manual data for White balance (

A83)

Playback menu: Sequence display options (

A116) and Choose key picture (A116)

Setup menu: Date (

A155), Language (A167) and Video mode (A167) in TV

settings

User settings that were saved to the mode dial

M mode will not be reset to default settings when Reset all is performed. To change these settings back to the default settings, use

Reset user settings (

A100).

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Setup Menu

P Reset file numbering

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Reset file numbering

When Yes is selected, the sequential numbering of file numbers will be reset

(

A181). After resetting, a new folder will be created and the file number for the

next image taken will start from “0001.”

B

Notes on Reset file numbering

• Reset file numbering cannot be used when scene mode is set to Panorama assist, and if Intvl

timer shooting is chosen for Continuous when

A, B, C, D or M shooting modes are used. For

Panorama assist and Intvl timer shooting, a new folder will be created, and file numbers will be assigned automatically starting with “0001.” (

A181, 182).

• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when the folder number reaches 999 and there are images in the folder. Insert a new memory card, or format the internal memory/memory card

(

A166).

r Firmware Version

Press the

d button M z (Setup menu) (A153) M Firmware version

Displays the current camera firmware version.

COOLPIX P100 Ver.X.X

Back

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Caring for the Camera

Caring for the Camera

To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following precautions when using or storing the device.

B

Keep dry

The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.

B

Do not drop

The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.

B

Handle the lens and all moving parts with care

Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot or battery chamber. These parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth.

B

Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods

Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor, producing a white blur effect in photographs.

B

Keep away from strong magnetic fields

Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.

B

Avoid sudden changes in temperature

Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day, can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.

B

Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source

Do not remove the 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.

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Caring for the Camera

C

The Battery

Check the battery level when taking the camera out, and charge the battery if necessary. Do not continue charging once the battery is fully charged, as this will result in reduced battery performance. If possible, carry a fully-charged spare battery when taking pictures on important occasions.

Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F). Failure to observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.

Charge the battery in an indoor environment that is between 5 and 35 °C (41 to 95 °F).

When charging the battery by connecting the COOLPIX P100 to the Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/

EH-68P (AR) or to a computer, the chargeable capacity may decrease when the battery temperature is between 45 to 60 °C (113 to 140 °F). The battery will not charge if its temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 60 °C (140 °F).

If an exhausted battery is used at a low temperature, the camera may not turn on. Be sure that the battery is fully charged and spare batteries are prepared before heading outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery that could not be used temporarily due to lowered performance may recover some of its charge.

Should the battery terminals become dirty, the camera may not turn on due to poor contact. Wipe the terminals off with a clean, dry cloth before use.

If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it for storage. Attach the included terminal cover to the battery and store it in a cool location with an ambient temperature of 15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold locations.

While the battery is in storage, charge it at least once every six months and then use the camera to run it flat again before storing it in a cool location.

Always remove the battery from the camera or battery charger when it is not being used. Left installed, minute amounts of current flow even when unused, and the battery may become excessively drained and no longer function.

A marked drop in the time a fully-charged battery retains its charge, when used at room temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new battery.

Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.

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Caring for the Camera

Cleaning

Lens/ electronic viewfinder

Monitor

Body

Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working toward the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.

Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.

Use a blower to remove dust, dirt or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the warranty.

Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.

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Caring for the Camera

Storage

Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before putting the camera away. Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or in any of the following locations:

Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as

televisions or radios

Exposed to temperatures below -10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)

Poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60 %

To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.

Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.

C

Notes on the Monitor

The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded using the product will not be affected.

Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.

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The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your

Nikon-authorized service representative.

Technical Notes and Index

Optional Accessories

Rechargeable battery

Charging AC

Adapter

Battery charger

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5

Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR)

Battery Charger MH-61

AC Adapter EH-62A (connect as shown)

1 2

PUSH TO EJEC

T

3

AC adapter

USB cable

A/V cable

Lens cap

Before closing the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover, fully insert the cord of the AC adapter into the slot in the battery chamber.

If part of the cord runs out of the groove, the cover or cord may be damaged when the cover is closed.

USB Cable UC-E6

Audio Video Cable EG-CP14

Lens Cap LC-CP21

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Optional Accessories

Approved Memory Cards

The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in this camera.

All cards of the designated make and capacity can be used, regardless of speed.

SanDisk

TOSHIBA

Panasonic

Lexar

2 GB

1

, 4 GB

2

, 8 GB

2

, 16 GB

2

, 32 GB

2

2 GB

1

, 4 GB

2

, 8 GB

2

, 16 GB

2

, 32 GB

2

2 GB

1

, 4 GB

2

, 8 GB

2

, 12 GB

2

, 16 GB

2

, 32 GB

2

2 GB

1

, 4 GB

2

, 8 GB

2

1 If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device supports 2 GB cards.

2 SDHC-compliant. If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device supports SDHC.

Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.

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File and Folder Names

Pictures, movies, and voice memos are assigned file names as follows.

DSCN0001.JPG

Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)

Original still pictures (voice memo attachment included), movies

Small copies (voice memo attachment included)

Cropped copies (voice memo attachment included)

Pictures created with picture editing other than cropping and small picture, and attached voice memos

DSCN

SSCN

RSCN

FSCN

Extension (signifies the file type)

Still pictures

Movies

Voice memos

.JPG

.MOV

.WAV

File number (assigned automatically in ascending order, starting with “0001”)

A folder for storing files will be automatically created using the following naming

convention: 'Folder number + NIKON' (e.g., '100NIKON'). If there are 200 files in the folder, a new folder will be created. (For example, the folder name following

'100NIKON' will be '101NIKON'. In this case, the file number starts from 201.)

When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999 or Reset file numbering

(

A174) is performed, a new folder will be created.

File numbers will be assigned automatically starting with '0001'. If the folder contains no files, a new folder will not be created even if Reset file numbering is performed.

Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the picture

to which the voice memo is attached.

Files are stored in folders named with a folder number followed by a five-

character identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for pictures shot

using Panorama assist (e.g., “101P_001”) (

A53).

Each time a picture is taken in Interval timer shooting (

A87), a folder named

with the convention: 'Folder number + INTVL' (e.g., 101INTVL) is created.

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File and Folder Names

When image files or voice files are copied to or from the internal memory or

memory card (

A115), the file naming conventions are as follows:

- Files copied using Selected images are copied to the current folder (or to the folder used for subsequent pictures), where they are assigned file numbers in ascending order following the largest file number in memory.

- Files copied using All images, along with their folder, are copied together.

Folder numbers are assigned in ascending order, following the largest folder

number on the destination medium (

A115).

A single folder can hold up to 200 pictures; if the current folder already contains

200 pictures, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name, will be created the next time a picture is taken. When the current folder is numbered

999, if there are 200 pictures in the folder or if a picture is numbered 9999, no further pictures can be taken until the internal memory or memory card is formatted (

A166), or a new memory card is inserted.

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Error Messages

The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.

Display

O

(blinks)

B

N

Battery exhausted.

Description

Clock not set.

Battery is running low. Prepare to charge or change battery.

16, 18

Battery exhausted.

Set clock.

Solution

Charge or change battery.

A

155

16, 18

P

Battery temperature high

Battery temperature is high.

Turn off camera, and allow battery to cool down before resuming use. After five seconds, this message will disappear, the monitor will turn off, and the power-on lamp will blink rapidly. After the lamp blinks for three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically, but you can also press the power switch to turn it off manually.

21

N

The camera will turn off to prevent overheating.

Inside of the camera has become hot. The camera turns off automatically.

Leave the camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled and then turn it on again.

Q (blinks red)

Camera cannot focus.

Refocus.

Use focus lock.

P

Please wait for the camera to finish recording.

N

Memory card is write protected.

Camera cannot perform other operations until recording is complete.

Write-protect switch is in “lock” position.

P

This card cannot be used. Error accessing

P

This card cannot be read.

memory card.

Wait until message clears from display automatically when recording is complete.

Slide the write-protect switch to

“write” position.

Use an approved card.

Check that connectors are clean.

Confirm that memory card is correctly inserted.

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31

25

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24

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Error Messages

Display

P

Card is not formatted.

Format card?

Yes

No

N

Out of memory.

P

Image cannot be saved.

N

A blink was detected in the picture just taken.

N

Image cannot be modified.

Description Solution

Memory card has not been formatted for use in this camera.

All data stored on the memory card will be deleted when formatted. If there is any data on the card that you want to keep, select

No, and backup the data to a computer before formatting the memory card. To format the memory card, select

Yes and press the k button.

25

A

Memory card is full.

Choose lower image quality or smaller image size.

Delete pictures.

Replace memory card.

Remove memory card and use internal memory.

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32, 111,

137

24

24

Error occurred while recording picture.

Camera has run out of file numbers.

Format internal memory or memory card.

Replace the memory card, or format the internal memory/memory card.

166

24, 166

Picture cannot be used for welcome screen.

Cannot edit selected picture.

The following pictures cannot be used.

Pictures shot with Image size of

I 3648×2432, G 3584×2016 or H 2736×2736

Pictures created with small picture or crop function that are 160×120 or less

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124,

126

There is insufficient space to save a copy.

Someone may have had their eyes closed when the picture was taken.

Delete pictures from destination.

Check results in playback mode.

111

58

Confirm the conditions that are required for editing.

These options cannot be used with movies.

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Error Messages

Display

N

Cannot record movie.

N

Cannot reset file numbering.

Description Solution

Time out error while recording movie.

Choose memory card with faster write speed.

A

180

No more folders can be created.

Insert a new memory card, or format the internal memory/memory card.

24, 166,

174

N

Memory contains no images.

No pictures in the internal memory or memory card.

Pictures stored in the internal memory can only be viewed if no memory card is inserted.

To copy files from internal memory to memory card, press the d button to display the Copy screen, then copy the files from internal memory to memory card.

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115

N

File contains no image data.

P

This file cannot be played back.

File not created with

COOLPIX P100.

File cannot be viewed on this camera.

View file using the computer or any other devices which was used to create or edit this file.

N

All images are hidden.

The picture cannot be played back in a slide show.

All images in the internal memory/ memory card are hidden.

Disable the Hide image setting to view images.

110

114

N

This image cannot be deleted.

Picture is protected.

Disable protection.

113

N

Travel destination is in the current time zone.

Destination in same time zone as home.

157

P

Mode dial is not in the proper position.

Mode dial is between two modes.

Rotate the mode dial to select the desired mode.

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Error Messages

Display Description Solution A

N

Press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash.

The built-in flash is not raised during the

Night portrait or

Backlight scene modes.

Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash.

35, 47,

51

N

The flash is lowered.

The built-in flash is not raised during the scene auto selector mode.

Press the X (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash. The camera can still shoot normally with the flash lowered if you do not wish to use it.

35, 43

N

Lower the flash.

The built-in flash is raised when recording a movie.

Lower the built-in flash gently and shoot a picture. Note that sound of lowering the flash may be recorded.

Q

Lens error. (If the lens cap is attached, turn the camera off, remove the lens cap, and turn the camera on.)

Lens error

Remove lens cap if it is still attached, and turn the camera off and then on again. If the error persists, contact retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.

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21

P

Communications error

Error occurred during communication with printer.

Turn off camera and reconnect cable.

141,

147

System error

Q

PR

Printer error: check printer status.

Error has occurred in camera’s internal circuitry.

Printer error

Turn off camera , remove and reinsert battery, and turn on camera. If the error persists, contact retailer or

Nikon-authorized service representative.

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Check printer. After solving the problem, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.

*

-

PR

Printer error: check paper

Specified size of paper is not loaded in printer.

Load the specified type of paper, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.

*

PR

Printer error: paper jam

Paper has jammed in the printer.

Remove the jammed paper, select

Resume and press the k button to resume printing.

*

-

-

PR

Printer error: out of paper

No paper is loaded in the printer.

Load the specified type of paper, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.

*

PR

Printer error: check ink

Ink error

Check ink, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.

*

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-

-

Error Messages

Display

PR

Printer error: out of ink

Description Solution

Ink cartridge is empty.

Replace ink, select Resume and press the k button to resume printing.

*

-

PR

Printer error: file corrupt

An error caused by the image file has occurred.

Select Cancel and press the k button to cancel printing.

-

A

* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.

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Troubleshooting

If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.

Refer to the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.

Display, Settings and Power Supply

Problem

Monitor and electronic viewfinder are blank.

Cause/Solution

Camera is off.

Battery is exhausted.

Standby mode for saving power: Press the power switch, shutter-release button or the c button, or rotate the mode dial.

Monitor and electronic viewfinder cannot be used simultaneously. Press the x button to alternate between displays.

Camera and computer are connected via USB cable.

Camera and TV are connected via A/V cable or HDMI cable.

Interval timer shooting in progress.

The camera cannot be turned on while connected to an electrical outlet via the Charging AC Adapter.

21

26

21, 33

14

140

138

87

20

A

Monitor is hard to read.

Ambient lighting too bright: use electronic viewfinder or move to darker location.

Adjust monitor brightness.

Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.

14

158

175

The electronic viewfinder is hard to read.

Adjust diopter adjustment control.

14

Display does not switch to monitor

(or electronic viewfinder) when the x button is pressed.

Camera turns off without warning.

You cannot switch the display in the following situations:

- While recording or playing back movies

- While recording or playing back voice memos

- During interval timer shooting

- While connected to a printer

- While displaying image deletion screens

You cannot switch the display while displaying a certain error message.

127, 137

117

87

147

32, 33

183

Battery is exhausted.

Camera has turned off automatically to save power.

Inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled.

Battery is cold.

The camera turns off if it is connected to the Charging AC

Adapter while it is turned on.

The camera turns off if the USB cable is disconnected while the camera is connected to a computer or printer.

Connect the USB cable again.

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26

21

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18

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Troubleshooting

Problem

Date and time of recording are not correct.

Cause/Solution

Still pictures recorded before the clock was set (when the

“Date not set” indicator blinks during shooting) will have a time stamp of “00/00/0000 00:00”; movie recordings will have a time stamp of “01/01/10 00:00.” Set the correct date and time using Date in the setup menu.

Check camera clock regularly against more accurate timepieces and reset as required.

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155

A

Shooting data and photo information may be hidden. Press the s button until shooting data or photo information is displayed.

15

No information displayed in monitor.

Date imprint not available.

Date has not been set.

Date not appearing on pictures even when Date

imprint is enabled.

A shooting mode that does not support date imprint is selected.

Another function that is set now is restricting the date imprinting.

The date cannot be imprinted onto a movie.

-

22, 155

159

159

Camera settings reset.

Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to their default values.

156

174, 181

Reset file

numbering cannot be done.

• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when the folder number reaches 999 and there are images in the folder. Change the memory card, or format the internal memory/memory card.

• Reset file numbering cannot be set when the scene mode is set to Panorama assist, or when the shooting mode is

A, B, C, D or M and Intvl timer shooting is chosen for Continuous in the shooting menu.

Monitor turns off, and the power-on lamp blinks rapidly.

Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera, and allow battery to cool down before resuming use. After the lamp blinks for three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically, but you can also press the power switch to turn it off manually.

174, 181

21

Battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is connected to a computer.

The battery is not charged when the camera is turned off.

Charging stops if the computer enters sleep mode while the battery is charging. The camera may be turned off.

Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and power supply and allocation, it may be impossible to charge the battery inserted into the camera via computer connection.

-

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Troubleshooting

Electronically Controlled Cameras

In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not recorded to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded will not be affected.

Shooting

Problem Cause/Solution A

Cannot set to shooting mode

Disconnect the HDMI cable or USB cable.

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No picture taken when shutterrelease button is pressed.

Camera cannot focus.

Pictures are blurred.

When camera is in playback mode, press the c or shutter-release button.

When menus are displayed, press the d button.

Battery is exhausted.

The built-in flash is not raised during the Night portrait or Backlight scene modes.

When flash indicator blinks, flash is charging.

32

13

26

35, 47, 51

36

The intended subject is one with which autofocus does not perform well.

Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.

Subject not in focus area when shutter-release button pressed halfway.

The focus mode is set to E (manual focus).

Turn camera off and then on again.

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163

30, 90

38, 40

21

Use flash.

Use vibration reduction and motion detection.

Use D (Best Shot Selector).

Use a tripod to stabilize the camera (use with the selftimer for best results).

Bright specks appear in pictures shot using flash.

Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn flash W (off ).

34

160, 162

86

37

34

Flash does not fire.

Flash is set to W (off ).

Some scene modes that cannot turn on flash are selected.

Smart portrait mode is selected, with Blink proof set to

On.

Sport continuous mode is selected.

Another function that is set now is restricting the flash.

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45

58

62

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Troubleshooting

Problem

Digital zoom cannot be used.

Range of settable shutter speeds is narrow.

Cause/Solution A

• Off is selected for Digital zoom in the setup menu.

Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.

- When focus mode is set to E (manual focus)

- When Portrait, Night portrait, Night landscape,

Fireworks show or Backlit scene HDR is selected for scene mode

- When scene auto selector is chosen

- When smart portrait mode is selected

- When subject tracking mode is selected

- When Multi-shot 16 is set for Continuous in the shooting menu

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38, 40

46, 47, 49, 51, 52

43

55

59

86

When the inside of the camera becomes hot, the shutter speed is restricted automatically. When the shutter speed reaches a restricted minimum speed, the shutter speed display blinks twice in the monitor during shooting. Leave the camera for a while until the temperature drops, and then set the shutter speed.

Image size not available.

Another function that is set now is restricting Image size.

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No sound when shutter is released.

AF-assist illuminator does not light.

Pictures appear smeared.

• Off is selected for Shutter sound under Sound settings in the setup menu.

• Continuous H, Continuous L, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is selected for Continuous in the shooting menu.

A setting other than Off is selected for Auto bracketing.

• Museum is selected in scene mode.

• Smile timer or Blink proof is set to On for smart portrait mode.

Sport continuous mode is selected.

Do not block the speaker.

165

86

89

50

57, 58

62

5, 28

Off is selected for AF assist in the setup menu. Even when

Auto is set, AF-assist illuminator may not light depending on the AF area position or scene mode.

163

Lens is dirty. Clean lens.

175

Colors are unnatural.

White balance does not match light source.

82

Randomly spaced bright pixels

(“noise”) appear in image.

As the subject is dark, shutter speed is too slow or ISO sensitivity is too high. Noise can be reduced by:

Using flash.

Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.

Applying Noise reduction in the shooting menu to suit situations.

Using a scene mode which has noise reduction ability.

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Troubleshooting

Problem Cause/Solution

Pictures are too dark

(underexposed).

Flash is set to W (off ).

Built-in flash window is blocked.

Subject is beyond flash range.

Adjust exposure compensation.

Raise the ISO sensitivity.

Subject is backlit. Raise the built-in flash, set Backlight of the scene mode or set the flash mode to X (fill flash).

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28

34

41

84

34, 51

Pictures are too bright

(overexposed).

Skin softening results are not as expected.

Adjust exposure compensation.

Skin softening may not produce the desired results depending on shooting conditions.

For pictures with four or more faces, try using Skin

softening in the playback menu.

41

Unexpected results occurred when flash is set to auto with red-eye reduction.

When V (auto with red-eye reduction) or “fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction” of the Night portrait scene mode is applied during shooting, In-Camera Red-Eye

Fix may, in very rare cases, be applied to areas not affected by red-eye. Set a flash mode other than V (auto with red-eye reduction), select a scene mode other than Night portrait, and resume shooting.

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57

122

A

Saving images takes time.

It may take more time to save images in the following situations.

When the noise reduction function is in operation

When flash is set to V (auto with red-eye reduction)

When using scene mode Night landscape or

Backlit scene HDR while shooting

When using skin softening while shooting

When using sport continuous while shooting

When using Active-D Lighting while shooting

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62

95

94

34

49, 52

Cannot set or use

Continuous or

Auto bracketing.

Another function that is set now is restricting the

Continuous setting or Auto bracketing.

96

Cannot set

Optimize image.

Another function that is set now is restricting Optimize image.

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Troubleshooting

Playback

Problem Cause/Solution

File cannot be played back.

Cannot play a sequence.

File was overwritten or renamed by computer or another make or model of camera.

Interval timer shooting in progress.

Movies recorded with cameras other than COOLPIX P100 cannot be played back.

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127

Pictures shot continuously with cameras other than

COOLPIX P100 cannot be played as a sequence.

Check the Sequence display options setting.

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Cannot zoom in on picture.

Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small pictures, or cropped copies of size 320 × 240 pixels and below.

Cannot record or play back voice memo.

Cannot use quick retouch, D-

Lighting, skin softening, small picture, black border, or crop options.

Pictures not displayed on television.

Nikon Transfer does not start when camera is connected to a computer.

Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.

Voice memos cannot be attached to pictures taken with cameras other than COOLPIX P100. Voice memos that are attached to the picture using other cameras cannot be played back on this camera.

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117

These options cannot be used with movies.

Editing other than Black border cannot be performed on pictures shot with Image size of I 3648×2432,

G 3584×2016, and H 2736×2736.

Confirm the conditions that are required for editing.

Pictures taken with cameras other than COOLPIX P100 cannot be edited.

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76

118

• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV

settings setup menu.

Both an HDMI cable and an audio/video cable, or both an

HDMI cable and a USB cable are connected.

Memory card contains no pictures. Replace memory card.

Remove memory card to play back pictures from internal memory.

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24

Camera is off.

Battery is exhausted.

USB cable is not correctly connected.

Camera is not recognized by the computer.

Confirm that the operating system used is compatible with the camera.

Computer is not set to launch Nikon Transfer automatically.

For more information on Nikon Transfer, refer to help information contained in Nikon Transfer.

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26

141

140

144

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Problem

The PictBridge screen is not displayed when the camera is connected to a printer.

Pictures to be printed are not displayed.

Cannot select paper size with camera.

Cause/Solution

A

With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed and it may be unable to print pictures when Auto is selected for the Charge by

computer option in the setup menu. Set the Charge by

computer option to Off and reconnect the camera to the printer.

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Memory card contains no pictures. Replace memory card.

Remove memory card to print pictures from internal memory.

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24

Paper size cannot be selected from the camera in the following situations, even for PictBridge compatible printers.

Use the printer to select page size.

The page size selected using the camera is not compatible with the printer.

A printer that automatically sets the paper size is being used.

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Specifications

Nikon COOLPIX P100 Digital Camera

Type

Effective pixels

Image sensor

Lens

Focal length f/-number

Construction

Digital zoom

Vibration reduction

Autofocus (AF)

Focus range (from lens) (approx.)

Focus-area selection

Electronic viewfinder

Frame coverage

(shooting mode)

Frame coverage

(playback mode)

Monitor

Frame coverage

(shooting mode)

Frame coverage

(playback mode)

Storage

Media

File system

File formats

Compact digital camera

10.3 million

1/2.3-in. CMOS; approx. 10.6 million total pixels

26× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens

4.6-120mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-678mm lens in

35mm [135] format) f/2.8-5

14 elements in 11 groups

Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2712mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

Both image sensor shift and electronic (still pictures)

Electronic (movies)

Contrast-detect AF, Multi area AF

[W]: 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to

∞, [T]: 1.7 m (5 ft. 8 in.) to ∞

Macro close-up mode: 10 cm (4 in.) to

∞ (zoom position on the wide-angle side from the K icon where the F icon glows green); 1 cm (0.4 in.) to

∞ (center zoom position between the maximum wide-angle side and the K icon)

Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual with 99 focus areas

Color LCD viewfinder, 0.6 cm/0.24-in. TFT LCD, approx. 230k-dot, with diopter adjustment function

Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual picture)

Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)

7.5cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD Vari-angle monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, tiltable 82° downward, 90° upward

Approx. 97 % horizontal and 97 % vertical (compared to actual picture)

Approx. 100 % horizontal and 100 % vertical (compared to actual picture)

Internal memory (approx. 43 MB), SD (Secure Digital) memory cards

DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant

Still pictures: JPEG

Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV

Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)

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Specifications

Image size

(pixels)

ISO sensitivity

(Standard output sensitivity)

10 M

5 M

2 M

PC

3:2

1:1

3648×2736

2592×1944

1024×768

8 M

3 M

1600×1200

1 M

VGA

3264×2448

2048×1536

1280×960

640×480

3648×2432

16:9

3584×2016

2736×2736

ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800)

High ISO Sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600)

Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 200, 160 to 400)

Sport continuous mode (ISO 160 to 3200)

Exposure

Metering

Exposure control

Range

(A Auto mode)

Shutter

Speed

256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)

Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, auto bracketing, motion detection, exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)

[W]: –1 to +16.2 EV

[T]: 0.6 to 16.3 EV

(exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment converted to ISO 100 values)

Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter

1/2000 -2 s

1/2000 -8 s (

B, C, D mode)

1/8000 -1 s (sport continuous mode)

4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)

Aperture

Range

Self-timer

Built-in flash

Range (approx.)

(ISO sensitivity: Auto)

Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm

10 steps of 1/3 EV

Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration

[W]: 0.5 to 10 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 32 ft.)

[T]: 1.7 to 2.5 m (5 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft. 2 in.)

Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

Interface

Hi-Speed USB

Data transfer protocol MTP, PTP

Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL

I/O terminal

Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI Mini Connector

(HDMI output)

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,

Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,

Supported languages

Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,

Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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Specifications

Power sources

Charging time

Battery life*

Dimensions

(W × H × D)

Weight

Operating environment

Temperature

Humidity

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied)

AC Adapter EH-62A (optional)

Approx. 3 h 30 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/

EH-68P (AR) and when no charge remains)

Approx. 250 shots (EN-EL5)

Approx. 114.4 × 82.7 × 98.6 mm (4.5 × 3.3 × 3.9 in.) (excluding projections)

Approx. 481 g (17.0 oz) (with battery and SD memory card)

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

85 % and below (no condensation)

Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C

(77 °F).

* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2) °C (73 (±4) °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to M 3648×2736.

Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5

Type Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rated capacity DC 3.7 V, 1100 mAh

Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

Dimensions

(W × H × D)

Weight

Approx. 36 × 54 × 8 mm (1.4 × 2.1 × 0.3 in.) (excluding projections)

Approx. 30 g (1.1 oz) (excluding terminal cover)

Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR)

Rated input AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.065-0.04 A

Rated capacity

Rated output

6.5-9.6 VA

DC 5.0 V, 0.5 A

Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

Dimensions

(W × H × D)

Weight

EH-68P: Approx. 55 × 22 × 65 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.6 in.)

EH-68P (AR): Approx. 55 × 51.6 × 66 mm (2.2 × 2.0 × 2.6 in.)

EH-68P: Approx. 60 g (2.1 oz)

EH-68P (AR): 65 g (2.3 oz)

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Specifications

Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain.

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Specifications

Supported Standards

• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital

camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.

• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows

pictures to be printed from print orders stored on the memory card.

• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for

Digital Still Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are output from Exif-compliant printers.

• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and

printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without connecting the camera to a computer.

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Index

Symbols

R 54

C Aperture-priority mode 66, 70

k (apply selection) button 12

A Auto mode 26

l Delete button 32, 33, 117, 137

s (display) button 15

o Exposure compensation 41

X Flash mode 35

X Flash pop-up button 35

p Focus mode 39

j Help 14

D Manual mode 66, 71

d Menu button 13

x Monitor button 14

b Movie-record button 127

c Playback button 32 c Playback mode 32

i Playback zoom 106

A Programmed auto mode 66, 68

x Scene auto selector 43

y Scene mode 45

n Self-timer 37

B Shutter-priority auto mode 66, 69

F Smart Portrait mode 55, 57

d Sport continuous mode 62, 64

s Subject tracking mode 59, 61

g Tele 29

h Thumbnail display 104

M User setting mode 98

f Wide 29

.JPG 181

.MOV 181

.WAV 181

A

A/V cable 179

AC adapter 179

Active D-Lighting 95

AF area mode 90

AF assist 4, 163

Aperture 67

Aperture-priority auto 70

Audio/video cable 138

Auto 34

Auto bracketing 89

Auto mode 26

Auto off 165

Autofocus 39, 60, 93, 135

Autofocus mode 61, 93

AV cable 138

B

B&W + color 81

Backlight o 51

Backlit scene HDR D 52

Battery 16, 18, 179

Battery charger 20, 179

Battery level indicator 26

Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover

16, 24

Beach/snow g 48

Best shot selector 86

Black border 125

Blink proof 58

Blink warning 169

BSS 86

Built-in flash 34

Button sound 165

C

Calendar display 105

Charge by computer 145, 168

Charger 179

Charging AC Adapter 18, 179

Choose key picture 116

Close-up k 49

Command dial 11

Computer 140

Continuous 86

Copy n 51

Crop 126

Custom 80

D

Date 22, 155

Date imprint 159

Daylight saving time 22, 156

Delete 32, 33, 103, 111, 117, 137

Digital zoom 29, 164

Diopter adjustment control 14

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Index

Distortion control 94

D-Lighting 121

DPOF printing 151

DSCN 181

Dusk/dawn i 48

E

Electronic viewfinder 14

Electronic VR 136

Exposure compensation 41

Exposure mode 66

Extension 181

Eyelet for camera strap 7

I

Identifier 181

Image copy 115

Image quality 75

Image Sharpening 80

Image size 76

Infinity 38

Internal memory 24

Internal memory indicator 27

Interval Timer Shooting 86, 87

ISO sensitivity 36, 84

L

F

Landscape c 46

Face priority 90

File name 181

Language 167

Lens 4, 177, 195

Fill flash 34

Fireworks show m 51

Lens cap 7, 179

Li-ion rechargable battery 18, 179

Firmware version 174

Fixed range auto 84

Lithium-ion type battery 16, 18, 179

M

Flash exposure compensation 93

Flash indicator 36

Flash mode 34

Focus 30, 90, 93

Focus area 30

Focus indicator 30

Focus lock 31

Macro close-up 38

Manual focus 38, 40

Manual Mode 71

Memory capacity 26

Memory card 24, 180

Memory card slot 24

Metering 85

Focus mode 38

Folder name 181

Microphone 4, 117, 127

Minimum shutter speed 84

Food u 50

Format 25, 166

Mode dial 42

Monitor 8, 10, 177

Format the internal memory 166

Format the memory card 25, 166

Monitor brightness 158

Monitor settings 158

FSCN 181

Full-frame playback 32, 33, 101

Monochrome filter 81

Motion detection 162

Full-time AF 93, 135

H

Movie length 135

Movie menu 132

HDMI 138, 167

Help 14

Movie playback 137

Movie recording 127

Hide Image 114

High ISO Sensitivity auto 84

Movie settings 133

Multi selector 12

High speed continuous shooting 64

HS movie 130, 131, 134

Multi-shot 16 86

Museum l 50

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Night landscape j 49

Index

Night portrait e 47

Nikon Transfer 141

Noise reduction 94

Number of exposures remaining 26, 77

Resetting Saved Settings 100

Rotate image 114

RSCN 181

S

O

Off 34

Optical zoom 29

Optimize Image 79

Saturation 80

Save to user setting 99

Scene auto selector 43

Scene mode 45

Optional accessories 179

Self-timer 37

P

Self-timer lamp 37, 55

Panorama assist p 52, 53

Sequence display options 116

Paper size 148, 149

Setup menu 152

Party/indoor f 47

Shooting 26, 42

PictBridge 146, 198

Shooting menu 73

Picture editing 118

Shooting with Face Priority 91

Pictures in a sequence 102

Shutter sound 165

Playback 32, 101, 104, 105, 106, 117, 137

Shutter speed 67

Playback menu 107

Shutter-Priority Auto Mode 69

Playback mode 32

Shutter-release button 30

Playback zoom 106

Single 86

Portrait b 46

Single AF 93, 135

Power 21, 22, 26

Skin softening 57, 122

Power connector cover 4, 179

Slide show 110

Power switch/power-on lamp 18, 21

Slow sync 34

Preset manual 83

Small picture 124

Pre-shooting cache 64, 65

Smart portrait mode 55, 57

Press halfway 30

Smile timer 57

Print 146, 148, 149

Sound settings 165

Print set 108

Sport continuous mode 62, 64

Print Set Date Option 109

SSCN 181

Printer 146

Subject Tracking Menu 59, 61

Programmed auto mode 68

Sunset h 48

Protect 113

Switching between tabs 13

Q

T

Quick retouch 120

Tele 29

Television 138

R

Thumbnail display 104

Rear-curtain sync 34

Time difference 157

Rechargeable battery 179

Time zone 157

Recording 127

TV settings 167

Recording slow motion movies 130

Red-eye reduction 34, 163

U

Reset all 171

USB cable 141, 147, 179

Reset file numbering 174

USB/Audio video connector 138, 141, 147

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Index

V

Vari-angle monitor 6

Vibration reduction 160

Video output 167

Voice memo 117

Volume 137

W

Welcome screen 154

White balance 82

Wide 29

Wind Noise Reduction 136

Z

Zoom 29

Zoom control 29

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