Nikon | COOLPIX L620 | User`s manual | Hitachi KP-E500 Security Camera User Manual

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DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Manual
Printed in UAE
CT3G01(11)
6MN29011-01
Introduction
Parts of the Camera
The Basics of Shooting and Playback
Shooting Features
Playback Features
Recording and Playing Back Movies
General Camera Setup
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
Technical Notes and Index
i
Introduction
Read This First
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX L620 digital camera. Before using the camera,
please read the information in “For Your Safety” (A viii-xi) and familiarize yourself with the
information provided in this manual. After reading, please keep this manual handy and refer
to it to enhance your enjoyment of your new camera.
Confirming the Package Contents
In the event that any items are missing, please contact the store where you purchased the
camera.
COOLPIX L620
Digital Camera
Camera Strap
LR6/L40 (AA-size)
alkaline batteries (×2)*
USB Cable UC-E16
ViewNX 2 CD
Reference Manual CD
• User’s Manual (this manual)
• Warranty
* The included batteries are for trial use only.
NOTE: A memory card is not included with the camera.
ii
About This Manual
If you want to start using the camera right away, see “The Basics of Shooting and Playback”
(A 10).
To learn about the parts of the camera and information that is displayed in the monitor, see
“Parts of the Camera” (A 1).
Introduction
About the Included “Reference Manual CD”
A PDF version of the COOLPIX L620 Reference Manual can be found on the included CD. Refer
to it for more detailed information.
Viewing the “Reference Manual CD”
The Reference Manual can be viewed using Adobe Reader, available for free download from
the Adobe website.
1 Start the computer and insert the “Reference Manual CD”.
2 Double-click the CD (COOLPIX L620) icon in Computer or My Computer (Windows) or
on the desktop (Mac OS).
3 Double-click the INDEX.pdf icon to display the language selection screen.
Click a language and follow the links to view the Reference Manual.
iii
Other Information
• Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions
are used in this manual:
Icon
Description
Introduction
B
This icon indicates cautions and information that should be read before using
the camera.
C
This icon indicates notes and information that should be read before using the
camera.
A/E/F
These icons indicate other pages containing relevant information;
E*: “Reference Section”, F: “Technical Notes and Index.”
* Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
• SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this manual.
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of buttons or
messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
• In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so that
monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
• Illustrations and monitor content shown in this manual may differ from the actual product.
iv
Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the site below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, and AC
adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and
proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on
a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
v
About the Manuals
Introduction
• 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).
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.
vi
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Introduction
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 Select an image option in the Welcome screen setting (A 69). Care
should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage
devices.
vii
For Your Safety
Introduction
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product, to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
camera or AC adapter, unplug the AC
adapter and remove the batteries
immediately, taking care to avoid
burns. Continued operation could
result in injury. After removing or
disconnecting the power source, take
the equipment to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection.
Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or AC adapter could result in
injury. Repairs should be performed
only by qualified technicians. Should
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the camera or AC adapter break open
as the result of a fall or other accident,
take the product to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection,
after unplugging the product and/or
removing the batteries.
Do not use the camera or AC
adapter in the presence of
flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap with
care
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to
prevent infants from putting the
batteries or other small parts into their
mouths.
Do not leave the product
where it will be exposed to
extremely high temperatures,
such as in an enclosed
automobile or in direct
sunlight
Failure to observe this precaution
could cause damage or fire.
Introduction
Do not remain in contact with
the camera, battery charger,
or AC adapter for extended
periods while the devices are
on or in use
Parts of the devices become hot.
Leaving the devices in direct contact
with the skin for extended periods may
result in low-temperature burns.
Observe caution when
handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling
batteries for use in this product:
• Before replacing the batteries, turn
the product off. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only the batteries approved for
use in this product (A 10). Do not
combine old and new batteries or
batteries of different makes or types.
• If Nikon rechargeable Ni-MH
batteries EN-MH2 (EN-MH2-B2 or
EN-MH2-B4) are purchased
separately, charge and use each of
them as a set. Do not combine
batteries from different pairs.
• The EN-MH2 rechargeable batteries
are for use with Nikon digital
cameras only, and are compatible
with COOLPIX L620.
• Insert batteries in the correct
orientation.
• Do not short or disassemble
batteries or attempt to remove or
break battery insulation or casing.
• Do not expose batteries to flame or
to excessive heat.
ix
Introduction
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Do not transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the batteries when no charge
remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any change in the
batteries, such as discoloration or
deformation.
• If liquid from damaged batteries
comes in contact with clothing or
skin, rinse immediately with plenty
of water.
Observe the following
precautions when handling
the Battery Chargers
(available separately)
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
x
• Do not handle the power cable or
go near the battery charger during
lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
• Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the power cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flame. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in electric shock.
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or result in overheating or
fire.
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 included 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. The flash should be no
less than 1 m (3 ft 4 in.) from the
subject. Particular care should be
observed when photographing
infants.
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.
Introduction
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.
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.
Do not use wireless network functions
while in the air. Follow the instructions
of the hospital when using while in a
hospital.
The electromagnetic waves emitted by
this camera may disrupt the electronic
systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital. If you are
using an Eye-Fi card, remove it from
the camera before boarding an aircraft
or entering a hospital.
xi
Notices
Introduction
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:
xii
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television
technician for help.
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or
modifications made to this device that
are not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING
Handling the cord on this product will
expose you to lead, a chemical known
to the State of California to cause birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville,
New York 11747-3064 USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
Notice for Customers in Europe
This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• Separate collection and recycling
helps conserve natural resources
and prevent negative consequences
for human health and the
environment that might result from
incorrect disposal.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
Introduction
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 Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
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Introduction
xiv
This symbol on the batteries
indicates that the batteries
are to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to users in
European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
Table of Contents
Read This First ....................................................... ii
Confirming the Package Contents................. ii
About This Manual .................................................. iii
Information and Precautions............................. v
For Your Safety ................................................. viii
WARNINGS ................................................................ viii
Notices................................................................... xii
Introduction
Step 3 Frame a Picture .................................... 22
Using the Zoom ...................................................... 23
Step 4 Focus and Shoot.................................. 24
The Shutter-release Button .............................. 25
Step 5 Play Back Images ................................. 26
Step 6 Delete Images....................................... 27
Introduction ................................................... ii
Shooting Features ..................................... 29
Parts of the Camera ..................................... 1
The Camera Body................................................. 1
Attaching the Camera Strap............................... 3
Raising and Lowering the Flash ....................... 3
Using Menus (d Button) .............................. 4
The Monitor ........................................................... 6
Shooting Mode .......................................................... 6
Playback Mode ........................................................... 8
The Basics of Shooting and Playback ... 10
Preparation 1 Insert the Batteries ............... 10
Applicable Batteries.............................................. 10
Preparation 2 Insert a Memory Card.......... 12
Internal Memory and Memory Cards......... 13
Preparation 3 Setting the Display Language,
Date, and Time................................................... 14
Step 1 Turn the Camera On........................... 18
Step 2 Select a Shooting Mode.................... 20
Available Shooting Modes ............................... 21
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
G (Easy Auto) Mode....................................... 29
Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes) ... 30
Tips and Notes.......................................................... 31
Special Effects Mode
(Applying Effects When Shooting) ............. 35
Smart Portrait Mode
(Capturing Images of Smiling Faces) ......... 37
A (Auto) Mode ................................................ 39
Functions That Can Be Set Using the Multi
Selector................................................................. 40
Using the Flash ........................................................ 41
Using the Self-timer .............................................. 44
Using Macro Mode................................................ 46
Adjusting Brightness
(Exposure Compensation) ................................ 47
Default Settings....................................................... 48
Functions That Can Be Set with the
d Button (Shooting Menu) ...................... 50
Options Available in the Shooting Menu... 51
Functions That Cannot Be Used
Simultaneously .................................................. 52
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Introduction
Focusing............................................................... 54
Using Face Detection .......................................... 54
Using Skin Softening............................................ 55
Using Target Finding AF .................................... 56
Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus.......... 57
Focus Lock.................................................................. 58
Reference Section ................................. E1
Playback Features....................................... 59
Playback Zoom .................................................. 59
Thumbnail Playback, Calendar Display..... 60
Functions That Can Be Set with the
d Button (Playback Menu) ....................... 61
Recording and Playing Back Movies.... 63
Recording Movies ............................................. 63
Functions That Can Be Set with the
d Button (Movie Menu)............................... 66
Playing Back Movies ........................................ 67
General Camera Setup.............................. 69
Functions That Can Be Set with the
d Button (Setup Menu) ............................. 69
Connecting the Camera to a TV,
Computer, or Printer ................................. 71
Connection Methods....................................... 71
Using ViewNX 2 ................................................. 73
Installing ViewNX 2 ............................................... 73
Transferring Images to the Computer ...... 76
Viewing Images....................................................... 78
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Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
Using Easy Panorama
(Shooting and Playback) ........................... E2
Shooting with Easy Panorama ................. E2
Viewing Images Captured with Easy
Panorama .............................................................. E5
Favorite Pictures Mode.............................. E6
Adding Images to Albums.......................... E6
Playing Back Images in Albums............... E7
Removing Images from Albums ............. E8
Changing the Favorites Album Icon .... E9
Auto Sort Mode .......................................... E10
List by Date Mode...................................... E11
Viewing and Deleting Images Captured
Continuously (Sequence)........................ E12
Viewing Images in a Sequence............. E12
Deleting Images in a Sequence ........... E13
Editing Still Images.................................... E14
Before Editing Images ................................ E14
Quick Retouch:
Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ... E15
D-Lighting:
Enhancing Brightness and Contrast... E15
Red-eye Correction: Correcting Red Eyes
Caused by Using the Flash ...................... E16
Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones... E17
Filter Effects:
Applying Digital Filter Effects................. E18
Small Picture:
Reducing the Size of an Image............. E20
Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy........... E21
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
The Movie Menu ........................................ E58
Movie Options................................................. E58
Autofocus Mode ............................................ E61
Wind Noise Reduction ............................... E61
The Setup Menu ......................................... E62
Welcome Screen............................................ E62
Time Zone and Date.................................... E63
Monitor Settings ............................................ E65
Print Date
(Imprinting Date and Time) .................... E67
Vibration Reduction..................................... E68
Motion Detection.......................................... E69
AF Assist .............................................................. E70
Digital Zoom .................................................... E70
Sound Settings................................................ E71
Auto Off ............................................................... E71
Format Memory/Format Card............... E72
Language............................................................ E73
TV Settings ......................................................... E73
Blink Warning................................................... E74
Eye-Fi Upload................................................... E75
Reset All............................................................... E76
Battery Type...................................................... E77
Firmware Version........................................... E77
Error Messages............................................ E78
File Names .................................................... E82
Optional Accessories ................................ E83
Attaching the AN-CP23 Camera Strap ... E84
Introduction
Connecting the Camera to a TV
(Viewing Images on a TV)........................ E22
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
(Direct Print)................................................. E24
Connecting the Camera to a Printer... E25
Printing Individual Images....................... E26
Printing Multiple Images .......................... E28
Editing Movies ............................................ E31
The Shooting Menu
(for A (Auto) Mode)................................ E33
Image Mode Settings
(Image Size and Quality)........................... E33
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ............ E35
Continuous Shooting ................................. E38
ISO Sensitivity .................................................. E40
Color Options .................................................. E41
AF Area Mode.................................................. E42
The Smart Portrait Menu......................... E43
Skin Softening ................................................. E43
Smile Timer ....................................................... E44
Blink Proof.......................................................... E45
The Playback Menu ................................... E46
Print Order
(Creating a DPOF Print Order)............... E46
Slide Show......................................................... E50
Protect.................................................................. E51
Rotate Image.................................................... E53
Voice Memo ..................................................... E54
Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory
and Memory Card) ....................................... E55
Sequence Display Options...................... E57
Choose Key Picture ...................................... E57
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Technical Notes and Index.................. F1
Introduction
xviii
Caring for the Product ................................. F2
The Camera............................................................ F2
Batteries.................................................................... F3
Memory Cards...................................................... F5
Cleaning and Storage................................... F6
Cleaning................................................................... F6
Storage ..................................................................... F7
Troubleshooting ............................................ F8
Specifications ............................................... F16
Approved Memory Cards........................... F20
Index................................................................ F23
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
1 2 3 45 6
1
Parts of the Camera
7
13
8
12
9
Lens cover closed
11 10
1
Eyelet for camera strap ...................................... 3
6
Microphone (stereo) .................................61, 63
7
Flash .......................................................................3, 41
8
Lens cover
2
Zoom control........................................................ 23
f : wide-angle............................................... 23
g : telephoto.................................................. 23
h : thumbnail playback........................... 60
i : playback zoom...................................... 59
j : help .............................................................. 30
9
Lens
10
Power connector cover (for AC adapter
available separately from Nikon)...... E83
3
Shutter-release button.................................... 24
4
Power switch/power-on lamp ................... 18
5
Self-timer lamp..................................................... 44
AF-assist illuminator.......................................... 69
11 Connector cover..................................................71
12 HDMI micro connector (Type D) ...............71
13 USB/audio/video output connector.......71
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
13
12
Parts of the Camera
11
2
10
1
K (flash pop-up) control ...................... 3, 41
8
l (delete) button...............................................27
2
Flash lamp............................................................... 43
9
d (menu) button ............. 4, 50, 61, 66, 69
3
b (e movie-record) button..................... 63
10
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover..........................10, 12
4
A (shooting mode) button
.........................................................29, 30, 35, 37, 39
11 Tripod socket ..................................................F18
5
c (playback) button....................................... 26
12 Monitor.........................................................................6
6
Multi selector............................................................ 4
13 Speaker..............................................................61, 67
7
k (apply selection) button ............................ 4
Attaching the Camera Strap
Pass the strap through either the left or right strap eyelet and attach the strap.
2
1
Parts of the Camera
Raising and Lowering the Flash
Slide the K (flash pop-up) control to raise the flash.
• See “Using the Flash” (A 41) for more information about flash settings.
• Push the flash down gently to lower the flash until it clicks into place when not in use.
3
Using Menus (d Button)
Use the multi selector and k button to navigate the menus.
1
2
Press the d button.
• The menu is displayed.
Press the multi selector J.
• The current menu icon is displayed in
yellow.
Parts of the Camera
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
AF area mode
Menu icons
3
Select the desired menu icon.
• The menu is changed.
4
Press the k button.
• The menu options become selectable.
Set up
4
Welcome screen
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Monitor settings
Print date
Print date
Vibration reduction
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
Motion detection
AF assist
AF assist
5
Select a menu option.
6
Press the k button.
• The settings for the option you selected
are displayed.
Vibration reduction
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
On
Print date
Off
Parts of the Camera
Monitor settings
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
7
8
Select a setting.
Press the k button.
• The setting you selected is applied.
• When you are finished using the menu,
press the d button.
Vibration reduction
On
Off
C
Notes About Setting Menu Options
• Certain menu options cannot be set depending on the current shooting mode or the state of the
camera. Unavailable options are displayed in gray and cannot be selected.
• When a menu is displayed, you can switch to shooting mode by pressing the shutter-release
button, A (shooting mode) button, or b (e movie-record) button.
5
The Monitor
The information that is displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback changes
depending on the camera’s settings and state of use.
By default, information is displayed when the camera is first turned on and when you operate
the camera, and turns off after a few seconds (when Photo info is set to Auto info in
Monitor settings (A 69)).
Parts of the Camera
Shooting Mode
6
36
35
10
34
2
1
33
32
4
7
5
8
31
120
3
10
10
60
29 PRE
27
28
+1.0
29m 0s
999
26
25
24
23 22
1/250
F 3.3
21
20
13
14
16
9 9 9 15
9999
19
6
9
11
12
30
18
17
Shooting mode............................................ 20, 21
2
Flash mode............................................................. 41
Focus area (face detection,
pet detection) .......................................24, 34, 37
3
Macro mode .......................................................... 46
20 Aperture value ......................................................25
4
Zoom indicator ............................................ 23, 46
21 Shutter speed........................................................25
5
Focus indicator..................................................... 24
22 Travel destination icon ....................................69
6
Movie options (normal speed movies).... 66
23 ISO sensitivity.........................................................51
7
Movie options (HS movies) .......................... 66
24 Battery level indicator ......................................18
8
Image mode ..........................................51, E33
25 “Date not set” indicator...........................14, 69
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Easy panorama..................................................... 33
26 Print date..................................................................69
10 Vibration reduction icon ................................ 69
27 Eye-Fi communication indicator...............70
11 Motion detection icon .................................... 69
28 Skin softening........................................................51
12 Wind noise reduction ...................................... 66
29 White balance mode ........................................51
13 Exposure compensation value .................. 47
30 Color options.........................................................51
14 Movie recording time remaining ............. 63
31 Continuous shooting mode ................34, 51
Number of exposures remaining
(still images) ........................................................... 18
32 Blink proof icon ....................................................51
16 Internal memory indicator............................ 18
34 Self-timer indicator ............................................44
17 Focus area (center) ............................................ 24
35 Smile timer..............................................................51
18 Focus area (target finding AF) ............ 51, 56
36 Pet portrait auto release .................................34
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Album icon in favorite pictures mode ... E6
15 Volume indicator.................................................67
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Category icon in auto sort mode .....E10
16 Image mode.......................................... 51, E33
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List by date icon ..........................................E11
17 Movie options ...................................... 66, E58
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Protect icon............................................61, E51
18 Easy panorama ....................................... 33, E2
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Sequence display (when Individual
pictures is selected) ........................62, E57
19 Crop icon................................................. 59, E21
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Print order icon ....................................61, E46
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Voice memo indicator.....................61, E54
8
Skin softening icon............................61, E17
Easy panorama playback guide ... 33, E5
21 Sequence playback guide ............ 62, E12
Movie playback guide......................................67
9
Filter effects icon.................................61, E18
22 Time of recording ...............................................14
10 D-Lighting icon....................................61, E15
23 Date of recording................................................14
11 Quick retouch icon............................61, E15
24 Battery level indicator ......................................18
12 Red-eye correction icon.................61, E16
25 File number and type.............................. E82
13 Internal memory indicator............................ 13
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(a) Current image number/
total number of images.......................... 26
(b) Movie length................................................. 67
Parts of the Camera
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20 Small picture icon.............................. 61, E20
Eye-Fi communication indicator
....................................................................... 70, E75
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Preparation 1 Insert the Batteries
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
• Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from
falling out.
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3
2
1
Insert the batteries.
• Confirm that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals are
oriented correctly and insert the batteries.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
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2
Applicable Batteries
• Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (included batteries)
• Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
• Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
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Removing the Batteries
• Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off, and
then open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
• The camera, batteries, and memory card may be hot immediately after using the camera.
B
Notes About the Batteries
• Do not combine old and new batteries or batteries of different makes or types.
• Batteries with the following defects cannot be used:
B
Batteries with insulation that
does not cover the area around
the negative terminal
Batteries with a flat
negative terminal
Battery Type
By setting Battery type in the setup menu (A 70) to match the type of batteries inserted in the
camera, the batteries can perform more efficiently.
The default setting is the type of batteries included with purchase.
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Batteries with peeling
Alkaline Batteries
Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the manufacturer. Choose a
reliable brand.
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Preparation 2 Insert a Memory Card
1
Turn off the camera and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
• Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from
falling out.
2
3
2
1
Insert the memory card.
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• Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.
B
Memory card slot
Be Careful to Insert the Memory Card in Correct
Direction
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards could
damage the camera and the memory card.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
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2
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Formatting Memory Cards
The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, make
sure to format it with this camera. Insert the card into the camera, press the d button, and select
Format card in the setup menu.
Removing Memory Cards
B
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High Temperature Caution
The camera, batteries, and memory card may be hot immediately after using the camera.
Internal Memory and Memory Cards
Camera data, including images and movies, can be saved either in the camera’s internal
memory or on a memory card. To use the camera’s internal memory, first remove the memory
card.
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Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor have turned off, and then open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Gently push the memory card into the camera (1) to partially eject
the card (2).
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Preparation 3 Setting the Display Language, Date, and Time
When the camera is turned on for the first time, the language-selection screen and the date
and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed.
• If you exit without setting the date and time, O will flash when the shooting screen is
displayed.
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Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
2
Use the multi selector HI to select
the desired language and press the
k button.
Language
Cancel
3
Select Yes and press the k button.
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
Cancel
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4
Select your home time zone and
press the k button.
• To enable daylight saving time, press H.
When the daylight saving time function is
enabled, W is displayed above the map. To
turn off the daylight saving time function,
press I.
5
Select the date format and press the
k button.
London, Casablanca
Back
Date format
Month/Day/Year
Day/Month/Year
6
Set the date and time, and press the
k button.
• Select a field: Press JK (changes between D, M, Y, hour,
and minute).
• Edit the date and time: Press HI.
• Confirm the setting: Select the minute field and press the
k button.
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Select Yes and press the k button.
Date and time
D
M
Y
01
01
2013
00
00
Edit
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Date and time
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Yes
No
Edit
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Press the A button.
Date and time
• The shooting-mode selection screen is displayed.
Press this button in
shooting mode for
shooting-mode
selection menu.
Edit
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When Easy auto mode is displayed, press the
k button.
• The camera enters the shooting mode and you can take
images in Easy auto mode (A 20).
• To switch to another shooting mode, press HI before
pressing the k button.
Easy auto mode
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Changing the Language Setting and the Date and Time Setting
• You can change these settings using the Language and Time zone and date settings in the
z setup menu (A 69).
• You can enable or disable daylight saving time in the z setup menu by selecting Time zone and
date followed by Time zone. Press the multi selector K and then H to enable daylight saving
time and move the clock forward one hour, or I to disable daylight saving time and move the
clock back one hour.
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The Clock Battery
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Imprinting the Shooting Date on Printed Images
• You can permanently imprint the shooting date on images as they are captured by setting Print
date in the setup menu (A 69).
• If you want the shooting date to be printed without using the Print date setting, print using the
ViewNX 2 software (A 73).
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• The camera’s clock is powered by a built-in backup battery. The backup battery charges when the
main batteries are inserted into the camera or when the camera is connected to an optional AC
adapter, and it can run the clock for several days after about ten hours of charging.
• If the camera’s backup battery becomes exhausted, the date and time setting screen is displayed
when the camera is turned on. Set the date and time again. See step 3 (A 14) of “Preparation 3
Setting the Display Language, Date, and Time” for more information.
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On
1
Press the power switch.
• The monitor turns on.
• To turn the camera off, press the power switch again.
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2
Check the battery level indicator and the
number of exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Display
Description
b
The battery level is high.
B
The battery level is low.
Battery
exhausted.
The camera cannot capture images.
Replace the batteries.
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Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of images that can be taken is displayed.
• C is displayed when no memory card is inserted in the camera, and images are saved in the
internal memory.
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Notes About the Flash
When you need to use the flash, such as when shooting in dark locations or when the subject is
backlit, slide the K (flash pop-up) control to raise the flash (A 3, 41).
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The Auto Off Function
Flashes
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Camera enters
standby mode.
Camera turns off.
• The time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode is about one minute. The time can
be changed using the Auto off setting in the setup menu (A 70).
• While the camera is in standby mode, the monitor turns back on if you perform any of the
following operations:
➝ Press the power switch, shutter-release button, A (shooting mode) button, c (playback)
button, or b (e movie-record) button
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No operations
performed
No operations
performed
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Step 2 Select a Shooting Mode
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1
Press the A button.
2
Use the multi selector HI to select a
shooting mode and press the
k button.
• G (easy auto) mode is used in this example.
• The shooting mode setting is saved even after
the camera is turned off.
Easy auto mode
Available Shooting Modes
G
Easy auto mode
A 29
The camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode when you frame an image,
making it even easier to take images using settings that suit the scene.
b
Scene mode
A 30
Camera settings are optimized according to the scene that you select.
G
Special effects
A 35
Effects can be applied to images during shooting.
Smart portrait
A 37
When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take an image automatically without
pressing the shutter-release button (smile timer). You can also use the skin softening
option to smooth the skin tones of human faces.
A
Auto mode
A 39
Used for general shooting. Settings can be adjusted to suit the shooting conditions and
the type of shot you want to capture.
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Step 3 Frame a Picture
1
Hold the camera steady.
• Keep fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash,
AF-assist illuminator, microphone, and speaker.
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Frame the picture.
Shooting mode icon
• When the camera automatically determines the scene
mode, the shooting mode icon changes (A 29).
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Notes About Easy Auto Mode
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. In this
case, select another shooting mode (A 30, 35, 37, 39).
• When the digital zoom is in effect, the scene mode changes to U.
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When Using a Tripod
Using the Zoom
When you move the zoom control, the zoom lens position
Zoom out
Zoom in
changes.
• To zoom in closer to the subject: Move toward g (telephoto)
• To zoom out and view a larger area: Move toward
f (wide-angle)
When you turn the camera on, the zoom moves to the
maximum wide-angle position.
• The zoom operates quickly when you rotate the zoom
control fully (except when recording movies).
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor
when the zoom control is moved.
• Digital zoom, which allows you to further magnify the
Optical zoom Digital zoom
subject up to approximately 2× the maximum optical
zoom ratio, can be activated by moving and holding the
zoom control toward g when the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom
position.
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• We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera in the following situations.
- When shooting in dim lighting
- When the flash is lowered or when using a shooting mode in which the flash does not fire
- When using the telephoto setting
• When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting, set Vibration reduction to Off in
the setup menu (A 69) to prevent potential errors caused by this function.
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
While using digital zoom, the image quality decreases due to
interpolation when the zoom is increased beyond the V position. The
position of V moves to the right as the size of an image decreases.
Small image size
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Step 4 Focus and Shoot
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Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• When the subject is in focus, the focus area glows green
(multiple focus areas can glow green).
• When you are using digital zoom, the camera focuses on
the subject in the center of the frame and the focus area is
not displayed. When the camera has focused, the focus
indicator (A 7) glows green.
• If the focus area or focus indicator flashes, the camera is
unable to focus. Modify the composition and try pressing
the shutter-release button halfway again.
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Without lifting your finger, press the shutterrelease button the rest of the way down.
F 3.3
The Shutter-release Button
To set focus and exposure (shutter speed and aperture value),
press the shutter-release button lightly until you feel a slight
resistance. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
Press all the way
Press the shutter-release button all the way to release the shutter
and take an image.
Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this
may result in camera shake and blurred images. Press the button
gently.
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Notes About Saving Images and Recording Movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the maximum
movie length flashes while images are being saved or while a movie is being recorded. Do not open
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the batteries or memory card while
an indicator is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the
memory card.
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Step 5 Play Back Images
1
Press the c (playback) button.
• If you press and hold down the c (playback) button
while the camera is turned off, the camera turns on in
playback mode.
c (playback)
button
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Use the multi selector to select an image to
display.
Display the previous image
• Press and hold down HIJK to scroll through the
images quickly.
Display the next image
• To return to shooting mode, press the A button or
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Step 6 Delete Images
Press the l button to delete the image
currently displayed in the monitor.
2
Use the multi selector HI to select the
desired deletion method and press the
k button.
Current image
• To exit without deleting, press the d button.
Erase selected images
Delete
All images
3
Select Yes and press the k button.
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• To cancel, select No and press the k button.
Erase 1 image?
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Yes
No
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Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Use the multi selector JK to select an image
to be deleted, and then use H to display c.
Erase selected images
• To undo the selection, press I to remove c.
• Move the zoom control (A 1) toward g (i) to switch to
full-frame playback or f (h) to switch to thumbnail
playback.
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Add c to all images that you want to delete and then press the
k button to confirm the selection.
• A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Deleting Images in a Sequence
• If you press the l button and delete a key picture while only key pictures are displayed for
sequences of images (A 62), all images in the sequence, including the key picture, are deleted.
• To delete individual images in a sequence, press the k button to display them one at a time and
press the l button.
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Deleting the Last Image Captured While in Shooting Mode
When using shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last image that was saved.
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Shooting Features
G (Easy Auto) Mode
The camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode when you frame an image,
making it even easier to take images using settings that suit the scene.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M G (easy auto) mode M k button
Automatic Scene Selection
e
Portrait (close-ups of one or two people)
b
Portrait (shots of three or more people, shots with large areas of background)
f
Landscape
h
Night portrait (close-ups of one or two people)
c
Night portrait (shots of three or more people, shots with large areas of background)
g
Night landscape
i
Close-up
j
Backlighting (shots with no people in them)
d
Backlighting (shots with people in them)
U
Other scenes
Shooting Features
When the camera selects a scene mode, the shooting mode icon displayed in the shooting
screen changes to that for the scene mode currently enabled.
Functions Available in G (Easy Auto) Mode
• Self-timer (A 44)
• Exposure compensation (A 47)
• Easy auto mode menu (A 50)
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Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes)
When a scene is selected, camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M b (second icon from the top*) M
K M HIJK M select a scene M k button
* The icon of the last scene selected is displayed.
Shooting Features
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2
3
b Portrait
(default setting)
c Landscape2
d Sports1
(A 31)
e Night portrait
(A 31)
f Party/indoor1
(A 31)
Z Beach1
z Snow1
h Sunset1, 3
i Dusk/dawn2, 3
j Night landscape2
(A 32)
k Close-up1
(A 32)
u Food1
(A 32)
l Museum1
(A 33)
m Fireworks show2, 3
(A 33)
n Black and white
copy1 (A 33)
o Backlighting1
(A 33)
p Easy panorama1
(A 33)
O Pet portrait
(A 34)
The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
The camera focuses at infinity.
Use of a tripod is recommended, because the shutter speed is slow. Set Vibration reduction to
Off in the setup menu (A 69) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
To View a Description (Help Display) of Each Scene
Select a scene and move the zoom control (A 1) toward
g (j) to view a description of that scene. To return to the
original screen, move the zoom control toward g (j) again.
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Easy panorama
Tips and Notes
d Sports
• While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, the camera shoots up to about 6
images continuously at a rate of about 2 fps (when Image mode is set to r 4896×3672).
• The frame rate for continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• Focus, exposure, and hue are fixed at the values determined with the first image in each series.
e Night portrait
Shooting Features
• The flash always fires. Raise the flash before shooting.
• From the screen displayed after e Night portrait is selected, select Hand-held or Tripod.
• Hand-held (default setting):
- When the e icon at the top left of the monitor glows green, press the shutter-release button
all the way to capture a series of images which are combined into a single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a still image
is displayed. After taking an image, do not turn the camera off before the monitor switches to
the shooting screen.
- If the subject moves while the camera is shooting continuously, the image may be distorted,
overlapped, or blurred.
• Tripod:
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way.
- Vibration reduction is disabled even when Vibration reduction (A 69) in the setup menu
is set to On.
f Party/indoor
• To avoid the effects of camera shake, hold the camera steady. Set Vibration reduction to Off
in the setup menu (A 69) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
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j Night landscape
• From the screen displayed after j Night landscape is selected, select Hand-held or Tripod.
• Hand-held (default setting):
- When the j icon at the top left of the monitor glows green, press the shutter-release button
all the way to capture a series of images which are combined into a single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a still image
is displayed. After taking an image, do not turn the camera off before the monitor switches to
the shooting screen.
• Tripod:
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way.
- Vibration reduction is disabled even when Vibration reduction (A 69) in the setup menu
is set to On.
Shooting Features
k Close-up
• Macro mode (A 46) is enabled and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at
which it can focus.
u Food
• Macro mode (A 46) is enabled and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at
which it can focus.
• You can adjust hue by using the multi selector HI. The hue
setting is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera
is turned off.
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l Museum
• The camera captures a series of up to ten images while the shutter-release button is held all the
way down, and the sharpest image in the series is automatically selected and saved (BSS (Best
Shot Selector)).
• The flash does not fire.
m Fireworks show
• The shutter speed is fixed at about four seconds.
• Six zoom positions are available.
n Black and white copy
• Use together with macro mode (A 46) when shooting subjects that are close to the camera.
• The flash always fires. Raise the flash before shooting.
p Easy panorama
• From the screen displayed after p Easy panorama is selected, select the shooting range from
Normal (180°) or Wide (360°).
• The zoom position is fixed at wide-angle.
• Press the shutter-release button all the way down, remove your finger from the button, and
then slowly pan the camera horizontally. Shooting ends when the camera captures the
specified shooting range.
• Focus and exposure are locked when shooting starts.
• If you press the k button when a captured image is displayed in full-frame playback mode, the
image scrolls automatically.
• The images cannot be edited on this camera.
See “Using Easy Panorama (Shooting and Playback)” (E2) for more information.
B
Shooting Features
o Backlighting
Notes About Printing Panorama Images
The entire image may not be able to be printed depending on the printer’s settings. Additionally,
printing may not be possible depending on the printer.
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O Pet portrait
• When you point the camera at a dog or cat, the camera detects the pet’s face and focuses on it.
By default, the shutter is automatically released when focus is acquired (pet portrait auto release).
• From the screen displayed after O Pet portrait is selected, select Single or Continuous.
- Single: Whenever the detected face is in focus, the camera captures one image.
- Continuous: Whenever the detected face is in focus, the camera captures three images
continuously.
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Pet Portrait Auto Release
Shooting Features
• Press the multi selector J (n) to change the Pet portrait auto release settings.
- Y: The camera detects a dog or cat face and automatically releases the shutter when the
detected face is in focus.
- k: The camera does not release the shutter automatically, even if a dog or cat face is
detected. Press the shutter-release button. The camera also detects human faces when k is
selected.
• Pet portrait auto release is set to k after five bursts have been taken.
• Shooting is also possible by pressing the shutter-release button, regardless of the Pet portrait
auto release setting. When Continuous is selected, you can take images continuously while
holding down the shutter-release button all the way.
B
Focus Area
• When the camera detects a face, the face is displayed inside a
yellow border. When the camera acquires focus on a face
displayed inside a double border (focus area), the double border
turns green. If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the
subject in the center of the frame.
• In some shooting conditions, the pet face may not be detected
and other subjects may be displayed inside a border.
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Effects can be applied to images during shooting.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M G (third icon from the top*) M
K M HIJK M select an effect M k button
* The icon of the last effect selected is displayed.
Selective color
Description
Gives the entire image a bright tone.
H Low key
Gives the entire image a dark tone.
D Soft
Softens the image by adding a slight blur to the entire image.
E Nostalgic sepia
Adds a sepia tone and reduces the contrast to simulate the qualities of an
old photograph.
F High-contrast
monochrome
Changes the image to black and white and gives it sharp contrast.
I Selective color
Creates a black and white image in which only the specified color remains.
Shooting Features
Category
G High key
(default setting)
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• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
• When Selective color is selected, use the multi selector
HI to select the desired color from the slider.
To change settings for any of the following functions, press
the k button to cancel color selection.
- Flash mode (A 41)
- Self-timer (A 44)
- Macro mode (A 46)
- Exposure compensation (A 47)
To return to the color selection screen, press the k button
again.
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Slider
Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Images of Smiling Faces)
When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take an image automatically without
pressing the shutter-release button (smile timer (A 51)). You can use the skin softening
option to smooth the skin tones of human faces.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M F Smart portrait mode M
k button
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Frame the picture.
• Point the camera at a human face.
Without pressing the shutter-release button, wait for the subject to
smile.
• If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the shutter is
automatically released.
• Whenever the camera detects a smiling face, it automatically releases the shutter.
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2
End automatic shooting.
• Perform one of the operations listed below to end shooting.
- Set Smile timer to Off.
- Press the A button and select a different shooting mode.
B
Notes About Smart Portrait Mode
Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles
(A 54). The shutter-release button can also be used for shooting.
C
When the Self-timer Lamp Flashes
When using smile timer, the self-timer lamp flashes when the camera detects a face and flashes
quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
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Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode
•
•
•
•
Shooting Features
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Flash mode (A 41)
Self-timer (A 44)
Exposure compensation (A 47)
Smart portrait menu (A 50)
A (Auto) Mode
Used for general shooting. Settings can be adjusted to suit the shooting conditions and the
type of shot you want to capture.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M A (auto) mode M k button
• You can change how the camera selects the area of the frame to focus on by changing the
AF area mode setting (A 51).
The default setting is Target finding AF (A 56).
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
Flash mode (A 41)
Self-timer (A 44)
Macro mode (A 46)
Exposure compensation (A 47)
Shooting menu (A 50)
Shooting Features
•
•
•
•
•
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Functions That Can Be Set Using the Multi Selector
The functions that are available vary with the shooting mode, as shown below.
1
2
4
3
Shooting Features
G (easy
auto)
1
3 p Macro (A 46)
4 o
1
2
40
X Flash mode1 (A 41)
2 n Self-timer (A 44)
Exposure compensation
(A 47)
Scene
Special
effects
Smart
portrait
A
(auto)
w
–
w
w2
w
w
w2
w
w
–
w
w
w
w
–
w
2
Can be set when the flash is raised. The flash does not fire while it is lowered.
Availability depends on the setting.
Using the Flash
In dark locations or when the subject is backlit, you can take images with the flash by raising
the flash.
When using A (auto) mode and other shooting modes, you can select the flash mode to
match the shooting conditions.
1
Slide the K (flash pop-up) control.
• The flash pops up.
• The flash does not fire while it is lowered. W is displayed to indicate that the flash does not fire.
Press the multi selector H (X).
3
Select the desired flash mode (A 42) and
press the k button.
Shooting Features
2
Auto
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within
a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
41
Available Flash Modes
U
Auto
The flash fires when necessary, such as in dim lighting.
• The flash mode icon on the shooting screen is displayed only immediately after the
setting is made.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduce red-eye in portraits caused by the flash (A 43).
X
Fill flash
The flash fires whenever an image is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit
subjects.
Y
Shooting Features
42
Slow sync
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery. The flash fires
when necessary to illuminate the main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture
background at night or under dim lighting.
• Lower the flash when you do not want the flash to fire.
B
Lowering the Flash
Push the flash down gently to lower the flash until it clicks into place when not in use (A 3).
C
The Flash Lamp
The status of the flash can be confirmed by pressing the shutterrelease button halfway.
• On: The flash fires when you press the shutter-release button all
the way down.
• Flashing: The flash is charging. The camera cannot shoot images.
• Off: The flash does not fire when an image is taken.
If the battery level is low, the monitor turns off while the flash is charging.
The Flash Mode Setting
• The setting may not be available with some shooting modes.
• The setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is
turned off.
C
Red-eye Reduction
Shooting Features
C
If the camera detects red eye while saving an image, the affected area is processed to reduce redeye before the image is saved.
Note the following when shooting:
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in all situations.
• In some cases, red-eye reduction may be applied to areas of an image unnecessarily. In these
cases, select another flash mode and take the image again.
43
Using the Self-timer
The camera is equipped with a self-timer that releases the shutter about ten seconds after
you press the shutter-release button.
Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (A 69) when using a tripod to stabilize
the camera during shooting.
1
Press the multi selector J (n).
2
Select ON and press the k button.
Self-timer
Shooting Features
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within
a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
• When the shooting mode is Pet portrait scene mode, Y
(pet portrait auto release) is displayed (A 34). The selftimer cannot be used.
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
10
• Focus and exposure are set.
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44
F 3.3
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
• Countdown starts. The self-timer lamp flashes
and then glows steadily about one second
before the shutter is released.
• When the shutter is released, the self-timer is set
to OFF.
• To stop the countdown, press the shutterrelease button again.
9
1/250
F 3.3
Shooting Features
45
Using Macro Mode
Use macro mode when taking close-up images.
1
Press the multi selector I (p).
2
Select ON and press the k button.
Macro mode
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within
a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
Shooting Features
3
Move the zoom control to set the zoom ratio
to a position where F and the zoom
indicator glow green.
• When the zoom ratio is set to a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green, the
camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens.
When the zoom is at the position where G is displayed, the camera can focus on subjects
as close as approximately 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
B
Notes About Using the Flash
The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.).
C
The Macro Mode Setting
• The setting may not be available with some shooting modes.
• The setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is
turned off.
46
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
You can adjust overall image brightness.
1
Press the multi selector K (o).
2
Select a compensation value and press the
k button.
C
+2.0
+0.3
-2.0
Exposure Compensation Value
The setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is
turned off.
Shooting Features
• To brighten the image, set a positive (+) value.
• To darken the image, set a negative (–) value.
• The compensation value is applied, even without pressing
the k button.
Exposure compensation
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Default Settings
Default settings for each shooting mode are described below.
Flash1
(A 41)
G (easy auto)
Self-timer
(A 44)
Macro
(A 46)
Exposure
compensation
(A 47)
U2
Off
Off3
0.0
V
Off
Off4
0.0
4
Off
Off4
0.0
Scene
b (portrait)
Shooting Features
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c (landscape)
W
d (sports)
W4
Off4
Off4
0.0
e (night portrait)
V5
Off
Off4
0.0
f (party/indoor)
V6
Off
Off4
0.0
Z (beach)
U
Off
Off4
0.0
z (snow)
U
Off
Off4
0.0
h (sunset)
W4
Off
Off4
0.0
i (dusk/dawn)
W4
Off
Off4
0.0
j (night landscape)
W4
Off
Off4
0.0
k (close-up)
W
Off
On4
0.0
u (food)
W4
Off
On4
0.0
l (museum)
W4
Off
Off
0.0
m (fireworks show)
W4
Off4
Off4
0.04
n (black and white copy) W
Off
Off
0.0
o (backlighting)
X4
Off
Off4
0.0
p (easy panorama)
W4
Off4
Off4
0.0
O (pet portrait)
W4
Y7
Off
0.0
0.0
G (special effects)
U
Off
Off
F (smart portrait)
U8
Off9
Off4
0.0
A (auto)
U
Off
Off
0.0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The setting that is used when the flash is raised.
The setting cannot be changed. The camera automatically selects the flash mode appropriate for
the scene it has selected.
The setting cannot be changed. Automatically changes to macro mode when the camera selects
Close-up.
The setting cannot be changed.
The setting cannot be changed. The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with slow sync and redeye reduction.
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used.
Self-timer cannot be used. Pet portrait auto release can be turned on or off (A 34).
Cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On or when Smile timer is set to On (BSS).
Can be set when Smile timer is set to Off.
Shooting Features
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Functions That Can Be Set with the d Button (Shooting Menu)
The settings listed below can be changed by pressing the d button during shooting.
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
Color options
25m 0s
780
AF area mode
The settings that can be changed vary depending on the shooting mode, as shown below.
Shooting Features
Easy auto
mode
Scene
Special
effects
Smart
portrait
Image mode*
w
w
w
w
w
White balance
–
–
–
–
w
Continuous
–
–
–
–
w
ISO sensitivity
–
–
–
–
w
Color options
–
–
–
–
w
AF area mode
–
–
–
–
w
Skin softening
–
–
–
w
–
Smile timer
–
–
–
w
–
Blink proof
–
–
–
w
–
* The setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
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Auto mode
Options Available in the Shooting Menu
Option
Description
A
E33
White balance
Allows you to adjust white balance to suit the weather conditions or
light source in order to make the colors in images match what you see
with your eyes.
• Default setting: Auto
E35
Continuous
Allows you to select single or continuous shooting.
• Default setting: Single
E38
ISO sensitivity
Allows you to control the camera’s sensitivity to light.
• Default setting: Auto
When Auto is selected, E is displayed in the monitor while shooting
if ISO sensitivity increases.
E40
Color options
Allows you to change the color tones of images.
• Default setting: Standard color
E41
AF area mode
Allows you to determine how the camera selects the focus area that is
used for autofocus.
• Default setting: Target finding AF (A 56)
E42
Skin softening
Allows you to make the skin tones in human faces smoother.
• Default setting: On
E43
Smile timer
Allows you to select whether or not the camera automatically releases
the shutter when it detects a human smiling face.
• Default setting: On (BSS)
E44
Blink proof
The camera automatically releases the shutter twice with every shot
and saves one image in which the subject’s eyes are open.
• Default setting: Off
E45
Shooting Features
Image mode
Allows you to set the combination of image size and image quality
used when saving images.
• Default setting: r 4896×3672
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Functions That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some functions cannot be used with other menu options.
Restricted
function
Option
Description
Continuous (A 51)
When a setting other than Single is selected, the flash
cannot be used.
Smile timer (A 51)
When On (BSS) is selected, the flash cannot be used.
Blink proof (A 51)
When Blink proof is set to On, the flash cannot be used.
Smile timer (A 51)
When Smile timer is selected, the self-timer cannot
be used.
Image mode
Continuous (A 51)
Image mode is set as follows depending on the
continuous shooting setting:
• Continuous H: 120 fps:
O (image size: 640 × 480 pixels)
• Continuous H: 60 fps:
m (image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels)
• Multi-shot 16:
L (image size: 2560 × 1920 pixels)
White balance
Color options
(A 51)
When Black-and-white, Sepia, or Cyanotype is
selected, the White balance setting is fixed at Auto.
ISO sensitivity
Continuous (A 51)
When Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps,
or Multi-shot 16 is selected, the ISO sensitivity
setting is automatically specified according to the
brightness.
AF area mode
White balance
(A 51)
When a setting other than Auto is selected for White
balance in Target finding AF mode, the camera
does not detect the main subject.
Smile timer
Blink proof (A 51)
When Smile timer is set to On (BSS), it changes and
is fixed at On (single) if Blink proof is set to On.
Flash mode
Self-timer
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Restricted
function
Option
Description
Blink proof
Smile timer (A 51)
When Smile timer is set to On (BSS), Blink proof is
fixed at Off.
Print date
Continuous (A 51)
When Continuous H: 120 fps or Continuous H: 60
fps is selected, date and time cannot be imprinted on
images.
Flash mode (A 41)
When the flash fires, Motion detection is disabled.
Continuous (A 51)
When a setting other than Single is selected, Motion
detection is disabled.
Motion detection ISO sensitivity
(A 51)
When the ISO sensitivity is set to any setting other
than Auto, Motion detection is disabled.
When On (BSS) is selected, Motion detection is
disabled.
Digital zoom
Continuous (A 51)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, digital zoom cannot
be used.
Shutter sound
Continuous (A 51)
When a setting other than Single is selected, the
shutter sound is disabled.
B
Shooting Features
Smile timer (A 51)
Notes About Digital Zoom
• Depending on the shooting mode or the current settings, digital zoom may not be available
(E70).
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses in the center of the frame.
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Focusing
The focus area varies depending on the shooting mode.
Using Face Detection
In the following shooting modes, the camera uses face
detection to automatically focus on human faces.
• e/b Portrait, h/c Night portrait, or
d Backlighting in G (easy auto) mode (A 29)
• Portrait or Night portrait in scene mode (A 30)
• Smart portrait mode (A 37)
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780
Shooting Features
If the camera detects more than one face, a double border is
displayed around the face that the camera focuses on, and single borders are displayed
around the other faces.
If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera
focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
B
Notes About Face Detection
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including the direction in
which the faces are looking.
• The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
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Using Skin Softening
When the shutter is released while using one of the shooting modes listed below, the camera
detects human faces and processes the image to soften facial skin tones (up to three faces).
• Smart portrait mode (A 37)
• e Portrait, h Night portrait, or d Backlighting in G (easy auto) mode (A 29)
• Portrait or Night portrait in scene mode (A 30)
Skin softening can also be applied to saved images (A 61, E17).
B
Notes About Skin Softening
• It may take more time than usual to save images after shooting.
• Under some shooting conditions, the desired skin softening results may not be achieved, and skin
softening may be applied to areas of the image where there are no faces.
Shooting Features
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Using Target Finding AF
When AF area mode (A 51) in A (auto) mode is set to Target finding AF, the camera
focuses in the manner described below when you press the shutter-release button halfway:
• The camera detects the main subject and focuses on it.
When the subject is in focus, the focus area glows green. If a
human face is detected, the camera automatically sets
focus priority on it.
1/250
F 3.3
Focus area
Shooting Features
• If no main subject is detected, the camera automatically
selects one or more of the nine focus areas containing the
subject closest to the camera.
When the subject is in focus, the focus areas that are in
focus glow green.
1/250
F 3.3
Focus areas
B
Notes About Target Finding AF
• Depending on shooting conditions, the subject that the camera determines to be the main
subject may vary.
• The main subject may not be detected when using certain White balance settings.
• The camera may not detect the main subject appropriately in the following situations:
- When the subject is very dark or bright
- When the main subject lacks clearly defined colors
- When the shot is framed so that the main subject is at the edge of the monitor
- When the main subject is composed of a repeating pattern
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Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus
Shooting Features
The camera may not focus as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the
subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows
green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the
subject makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject wearing a white
shirt is standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject inside a cage)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly
shaped windows, etc.)
• 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 positioned at the same distance from the camera as
the actual desired subject, and use focus lock (A 58).
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Focus Lock
Focus lock shooting is recommended when the camera does not activate the focus area that
contains the desired subject.
1
Set AF area mode to Center in A (auto) mode (A 51).
2
Position the subject in the center of
the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway.
• Confirm that the focus area glows green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
Shooting Features
3
F 3.3
1/250
F 3.3
Without lifting your finger, recompose the
picture.
• Make sure to maintain the same distance between the
camera and the subject.
4
58
1/250
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down to take the picture.
Playback Features
Playback Zoom
Moving the zoom control toward g (i) in full-frame playback mode (A 26) zooms in on the
image.
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Image is displayed full-frame.
f
(h)
3.0
Displayed area guide
Image is zoomed in.
C
Playback Features
• You can change the zoom ratio by moving the zoom control toward f (h) or g (i).
• To view a different area of the image, press the multi selector HIJK.
• If you are viewing an image that was captured using face detection or pet detection, the
camera zooms in on the face detected at the time of shooting (except when viewing an
image captured in a series). To zoom in on an area of the image where there are no faces,
adjust the magnification rate and then press HIJK.
• When a zoomed image is displayed, press the k button to return to full-frame playback
mode.
Cropping Images
When a zoomed image is displayed, you can press the d button to crop the image to include
only the visible portion and save it as a separate file (E21).
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Thumbnail Playback, Calendar Display
Moving the zoom control toward f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A 26) displays
images as thumbnails.
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Full-frame Playback
Playback Features
60
f
(h)
1/20
g (i)
f
(h)
g (i)
Thumbnail Playback
2013 11
Su M Tu W Th F
1
3 4 5 6 7 8
10 11 12 13 14 15
17 18 19 20 21 22
24 25 26 27 28 29
Sa
2
9
16
23
30
1/20
Calendar Display
• You can change the number of thumbnails displayed by moving the zoom control toward
f (h) or g (i).
• While using thumbnail playback mode, press the multi selector HIJK to select an
image and then press the k button to display that image full-frame.
• While using calendar display mode, press HIJK to select a date and then press the
k button to display the images captured on that day.
B
Notes About Calendar Display
Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2013.
Functions That Can Be Set with the d Button
(Playback Menu)
When viewing images in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode, you can
configure the menu operations listed below by pressing the d button.
Option
Description
A
E15
D-Lighting*
Allows you to create copies with enhanced brightness and
contrast, brightening dark portions of an image.
E15
Red-eye correction*
Corrects the red-eye effect that sometimes appears in the eyes
when shooting using the flash.
E16
Skin softening*
The camera detects human faces in images and creates a copy
with softer facial skin tones.
E17
Filter effects*
Digital filter effects can be used to apply a variety of effects to
images.
E18
Print order
Allows you to select which images are printed, and how many
copies of each image are printed, prior to printing.
E46
Slide show
Allows you to view images in an automatic slide show.
E50
Protect
Protects selected images from accidental deletion.
E51
Rotate image
Allows you to rotate the displayed image to portrait or
landscape orientation.
E53
Small picture*
Creates a small copy of images.
E20
Voice memo
Allows you to use the camera’s microphone to record voice
memos and attach them to images.
E54
Copy
Allows you to copy images between the internal memory and
a memory card.
E55
Playback Features
Quick retouch*
Allows you to create retouched copies in which contrast and
saturation have been enhanced.
61
Description
A
Sequence display
options
Allows you to select whether to display only the key picture for
a sequence of images captured continuously, or to display the
sequence as individual images.
• When only the key picture is displayed for a sequence, press
the k button to display each image in the sequence. Press
the multi selector H to return to the key picture display.
E57
Choose key picture
Allows you to change the key picture for images captured in
sequence.
E57
Favorite pictures
Allows you to add images to an album.
This option is not displayed in favorite pictures mode.
E6
Remove from favorites
Allows you to remove images from an album.
This option is displayed only in favorite pictures mode.
E8
Option
* Edited images are saved as separate files. Some images may not be edited.
Playback Features
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Recording and Playing Back Movies
Recording Movies
Display the shooting screen.
• Check the remaining amount of movie recording time.
• If Photo info in Monitor settings (A 69) in the setup
menu is set to Movie frame+auto info, the area that will
be visible in the movie can be confirmed before movie
recording starts.
25m 0s
780
Movie recording time
remaining
2
Recording and Playing Back Movies
1
Press the b (e movie-record) button to start
movie recording.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame.
12m30s
3
Press the b (e movie-record) button again to end recording.
63
B
Recording and Playing Back Movies
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Maximum Movie Length
Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length, even when there is
sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.
• The maximum movie length for a single movie is displayed on the shooting screen.
• Recording may end before either limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
• The actual movie length may vary depending on the movie content, subject movement, or type of
memory card.
B
Notes About Saving Images and Recording Movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the maximum
movie length flashes while images are being saved or while a movie is being recorded. Do not open
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the batteries or memory card while
an indicator is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the
memory card.
B
Notes About Movie Recording
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (F20). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower Speed
Class rating are used.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used.
• The sounds of zoom control operation, zoom, autofocus lens drive movement, vibration
reduction, and aperture operation when brightness changes may be recorded.
• The following phenomena may be seen in the monitor while recording movies. These
phenomena are saved in the recorded movies.
- Banding may occur in images under fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor lighting.
- Subjects that move quickly from one side of the frame to the other, such as a moving train or car,
may appear skewed.
- The entire movie image may be skewed when the camera is panned.
- Lighting or other bright areas may leave residual images when the camera is moved.
• Depending on the distance to the subject or the amount of zoom applied, subjects with repeating
patterns (fabrics, lattice windows, etc.) may have colored stripes (interference patterns, moire, etc.)
in them during movie recording and playback. This occurs when the pattern in the subject and the
layout of the image sensor interfere with each other; it is not a malfunction.
B
Camera Temperature
B
Notes About Autofocus
Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 57). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to Single AF (default setting) before starting movie
recording.
2. Frame another subject—positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended
subject—in the center of the frame, press the b (e movie-record) button to start recording, and
then modify the composition.
Recording and Playing Back Movies
• The camera may become warm when shooting movies for an extended period of time or when
the camera is used in a hot area.
• If the inside of the camera becomes extremely hot when recording movies, the camera will
automatically stop recording.
The amount of time remaining until the camera stops recording (B10 s) is displayed.
After the camera stops recording, it turns itself off.
Leave the camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled.
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Functions That Can Be Set with the d Button (Movie Menu)
Enter shooting mode M d button M D menu icon M k button
Recording and Playing Back Movies
The settings of the menu options listed below can be
configured.
Movie options
Autofocus mode
Wind noise reduction
Option
Description
Movie options
E58
Autofocus mode
Select either Single AF, which locks focus when movie
recording begins, or Full-time AF, which continues focusing
during movie recording.
• Default setting: Single AF
E61
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie
Wind noise reduction recording.
• Default setting: Off
66
A
Select the movie type.
Select normal speed to record movies at normal speed, or HS
(high speed) to record movies that play in slow or fast motion.
• Default setting: d 1080P/30p or R 1080P/25p
E61
Playing Back Movies
Press the c button to enter playback mode.
Movies are indicated by the movie options icon (A 66).
Press the k button to play back movies.
10s
Movie options
• To adjust the volume, move the zoom control (A 1).
Volume indicator
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Recording and Playing Back Movies
Functions Available During Playback
Playback controls are displayed in the monitor.
The operations listed below can be performed by using the
multi selector JK to select a control and then pressing the k
button.
Function
Icon
Paused
Description
Rewind
A
Hold down the k button to rewind the movie.
Advance
B
Hold down the k button to advance the movie.
Pause playback. The operations listed below can be performed while paused.
Pause
End
E
G
C
Rewind the movie one frame. Hold down the k button for
continuous rewinding.
D
Advance the movie one frame. Hold down the k button for
continuous advancing.
F
Resume playback.
I
Extract the desired portion of a movie and save it as a separate file
(E31).
Return to full-frame playback mode.
Deleting Movies
To delete a movie, select the desired movie in full-frame playback mode (A 26) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 60) and press the l button (A 27).
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General Camera Setup
Functions That Can Be Set with the d Button
(Setup Menu)
Press the d button M z (setup) menu icon M k button
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
Option
Description
A
Welcome screen
Allows you to select whether or not the welcome screen is
displayed when the camera is turned on.
E62
Time zone and date
Allows you to set the camera clock.
E63
Monitor settings
Allows you to adjust photo information display, post-shooting
image review, and monitor brightness settings.
E65
Print date
Allows you to imprint the shooting date and time on images.
E67
Vibration reduction
Allows you to select the vibration reduction setting used when
shooting.
E68
Motion detection
Allows you to set whether or not the camera automatically
increases the shutter speed to reduce blurring caused by camera
shake if motion is detected when shooting still images.
E69
AF assist
Allows you to enable and disable the AF-assist illuminator.
E70
Digital zoom
Allows you to enable and disable digital zoom.
E70
General Camera Setup
The settings of the menu options listed below can be
configured.
69
Option
General Camera Setup
70
Description
A
Sound settings
Allows you to adjust sound settings.
E71
Auto off
Allows you to set the amount of time that passes before the
monitor turns off to save power.
E71
Format memory/
Format card
Allows you to format the internal memory or the memory card.
E72
Language
Allows you to change the camera’s display language.
E73
TV settings
Allows you to adjust TV-connection settings.
E73
Blink warning
Allows you to set whether or not closed eyes are detected when
taking images of people using face detection.
E74
Eye-Fi upload
Allows you to set whether or not to enable the function for
sending images to a computer using a commercially available
Eye-Fi card.
E75
Reset all
Allows you to reset the camera’s settings to their default values.
E76
Battery type
Change this setting to match the type of batteries that are
inserted in the camera.
E77
Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
E77
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
Connection Methods
USB/audio/video
output connector
HDMI micro connector
(Type D)
Open the
connector cover.
Insert the plug straight.
• Before connecting the camera to an external device, make sure the remaining battery level
is sufficient and turn the camera off. Before disconnecting, make sure to turn the camera
off.
• If the AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately) is used, this camera can be powered from
an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as it may cause the
camera to heat up or malfunction.
• For information about the connection methods and subsequent operations, refer to the
documentation included with the device in addition to this document.
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
You can enhance your enjoyment of images and movies by connecting the camera to a TV,
computer, or printer.
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Viewing images on a TV
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
72
E22
Images and movies captured with the camera can be viewed on a TV.
Connection method: Connect the video and audio plugs of the optional
audio video cable to the TV’s input jacks. Alternatively, connect a
commercially available HDMI cable to the TV’s HDMI input jack.
Viewing and organizing images on a computer
A 73
You can transfer images to a computer to perform simple retouching and
manage image data.
Connection method: Connect the camera to the computer’s USB port with
the included USB cable.
• Before connecting to a computer, install ViewNX 2 on the computer
(A 73).
Printing images without using a computer
E25
If you connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can print
images without using a computer.
Connection method: Connect the camera directly to the printer’s USB port
with the USB cable.
Using ViewNX 2
Your Imaging Toolbox
ViewNX 2™
Installing ViewNX 2
• An Internet connection is required.
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package which enables you to transfer, view, edit and share
images.
Install ViewNX 2 using the included ViewNX 2 CD-ROM.
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Macintosh
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Refer to the Nikon website for details on system requirements, including the latest
information on operating system compatibility.
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1
Start the computer and insert the ViewNX 2 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
• Windows: If instructions for operating the CD-ROM are displayed in the window, follow the
instructions to proceed to the installation window.
• Mac OS: When the ViewNX 2 window is displayed, double-click the Welcome icon.
2
Select a language in the language selection dialog to open the
installation window.
• If the desired language is not available, click Region Selection to choose a different region
and then choose the desired language (the Region Selection button is not available in the
European release).
• Click Next to display the installation window.
3
Start the installer.
• We recommend clicking Installation Guide in the installation window to check the
installation help information and system requirements before installing ViewNX 2.
• Click Typical Installation (Recommended) in the installation window.
4
Download the software.
• When the Software Download screen is displayed, click I agree - Begin download.
• Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
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5
Exit the installer when the installation completion screen is displayed.
• Windows: Click Yes.
• Mac OS: Click OK.
6
Remove the ViewNX 2 CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2 (consisting of the three modules below)
- Nikon Transfer 2: For transferring images to the computer
- ViewNX 2: For viewing, editing, and printing transferred images
- Nikon Movie Editor: For basic editing of transferred movies
• Panorama Maker (for creating a single panorama image of a landscape, etc. from a series of
images that each capture a separate portion of the subject)
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Transferring Images to the Computer
1
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
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Choose how images will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the memory card is inserted in the
camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the USB cable. Turn the camera on.
To transfer images that are saved in the camera’s internal memory, remove the memory card
from the camera before connecting it to the computer.
• SD card slot: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot, the card can be inserted
directly in the slot.
• SD card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately from third-party suppliers) to
the computer and insert the memory card.
If the memory card contains a large number of images, it may take a while for Nikon Transfer 2
to start. Wait until Nikon Transfer 2 starts.
B
Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
2
Transfer images to the computer.
• Confirm that the name of the connected camera or removable disk is displayed as the
“Source” on the “Options” title bar of Nikon Transfer 2 (1).
• Click Start Transfer (2).
1
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
• When using Windows 7
If the dialog shown at right is displayed, follow
the steps below to select Nikon Transfer 2.
1 Under Import pictures and videos, click
Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed; select Import File
using Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import File.
2
• At default settings, all the images on the memory card will be copied to the computer.
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3
Terminate the connection.
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
• If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB
cable. If you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the
computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card
and then remove the card from the card reader or card slot.
Viewing Images
Start ViewNX 2.
• Images are displayed in ViewNX 2 when transfer is
complete.
• Consult online help for more information on
using ViewNX 2.
C
Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows: Double-click the ViewNX 2 shortcut icon on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in the Dock.
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Technical Notes and
Index
Caring for the Product....................................... F2
The Camera................................................................................................F2
Batteries ......................................................................................................F3
Memory Cards ..........................................................................................F5
Cleaning and Storage........................................ F6
Cleaning......................................................................................................F6
Storage ........................................................................................................F7
Troubleshooting................................................F8
Specifications...................................................F16
Approved Memory Cards .................................................................. F20
Index .................................................................F23
F1
Caring for the Product
The Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the precautions described
below in addition to the warnings in “For Your Safety” (A viii-xiv) when using or storing the
device.
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
Keep Dry
Technical Notes and Index
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
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
Keep away from Strong Magnetic Fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charge or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data saved on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
F2
B
Do Not Point the Lens at Strong Light Sources for Extended Periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the image sensor, producing a white
blur effect in photographs.
B
Turn the Product off Before Removing or Disconnecting the Power Source
Do not remove the batteries while the product is on, or while images are being saved or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry.
B
Notes About the Monitor
• Monitors and electronic viewfinders are constructed with extremely high precision; at least 99.99%
of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being missing or defective. Hence while these
displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this is
not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the device.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
Batteries
B
Notes About Using Batteries
• Used batteries may overheat. Handle with caution.
• Do not use batteries beyond their recommended expiration date.
• Do not turn the camera on and off repeatedly if discharged batteries are inserted in the camera.
B
Spare Batteries
We recommend carrying spare batteries depending on where you are shooting. It may be difficult to
purchase batteries in certain areas.
B
Charging Batteries
If using optional rechargeable batteries, charge the batteries before taking pictures. Batteries are not
charged at the time of purchase.
Be sure to read and follow the warnings noted in the operating instructions included with the
battery charger.
F3
Technical Notes and Index
Be sure to read and follow the warnings in “For Your Safety” (A viii-xiv) before use.
B
Charging Rechargeable Batteries
• Do not mix batteries with different amounts of charge remaining, or batteries of a different make
or model.
• When using EN-MH2 batteries with this camera, charge two batteries at a time using Battery
Charger MH-72. When using Battery Charger MH-73, charge two or four batteries at a time. Use
only Battery Charger MH-72 or MH-73 to charge EN-MH2 batteries.
• When using Battery Charger MH-72 or MH-73, only charge EN-MH2 batteries.
B
•
•
•
•
Notes About EN-MH1 Rechargeable Batteries and Battery Charger MH-70/71
You can also use EN-MH1 Ni-MH rechargeable batteries with this camera.
Use only Battery Charger MH-70 or MH-71 to charge EN-MH1 batteries.
When using Battery Charger MH-70 or MH-71, only charge EN-MH1 batteries.
Set Battery type (A 70, E77) to COOLPIX (Ni-MH).
B
Notes About Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Technical Notes and Index
• If you repeatedly charge rechargeable Ni-MH batteries while they still have some charge
remaining, the message Battery exhausted. may be displayed prematurely when using the
batteries. This is due to the “memory effect,” in which the amount of charge the batteries can hold
decreases temporarily. Use the batteries until there is no charge remaining and they will return to
their normal behavior.
• Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries discharge even when not being used. We recommend charging the
batteries just before using them.
B
Cold Environment Usage
Battery performance decreases in cold environments. When using the camera in cold environments,
try not to let the camera and batteries become too cold. The camera may not function if you use
discharged batteries in cold environments. Keep spare batteries warm and alternate between two
sets of batteries. Batteries that cannot be used because they have become too cold can often be
used again when they have been warmed up.
B
Battery Terminals
Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning. Remove dirt from the
terminals using a dry cloth.
F4
B
Remaining Battery Charge
If you insert discharged batteries into the camera, the camera may indicate that the batteries have
adequate charge remaining. This is a characteristic of batteries.
B
Recycling
Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local
regulations. Cover the battery terminals with plastic tape when recycling.
Memory Cards
F5
Technical Notes and Index
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards. See “Approved Memory Cards” (F20) for recommended
memory cards.
• Observe the precautions noted in the documentation included with your memory card.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera. We recommend formatting new memory cards with this camera
before using them with this camera.
• Note that formatting a memory card permanently deletes all images and other data on the
memory card. If there is data saved on the memory card that you wish to keep, copy that data to
a computer before formatting.
• If the message Card is not formatted. Format card? is displayed when the camera is turned on,
the memory card must be formatted. If there is data on the memory card that you do not want to
delete, select No and press the k button. Copy that data to a computer before formatting. To
format the memory card, select Yes.
• Observe the following precautions while formatting the memory card, saving and deleting
images, and copying images to a computer, otherwise data or the memory card itself may be
damaged.
- Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the memory card or
batteries.
- Do not turn off the camera.
- Do not disconnect the AC adapter.
Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Lens
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower
(typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to
produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints or other stains
that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral
motion that starts at the center of them and working toward the edges. If this fails,
clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the
monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty environment, wipe off
any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water and dry
thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not
covered by the warranty.
Technical Notes and Index
F6
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use. Be sure that the power-on lamp is off before putting the
camera away. Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do
not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or in any of the following
locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions or
radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10°C (14°F) or above 50°C (122°F)
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month. Turn the
camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.
For storing the batteries, follow the precautions in “Batteries” (F3) in “Caring for the Product”
(F2).
Technical Notes and Index
F7
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.
Power, Display, Settings Issues
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Technical Notes and Index
The camera is on but does
not respond.
Wait for recording to end.
If the problem persists, turn the camera off.
If the camera does not turn off, remove and reinsert
the battery or batteries or, if you are using an AC
adapter, disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter.
Note that although any data currently being recorded
will be lost, data that have already been recorded will
not be affected by removing or disconnecting the
power source.
19
Camera turns off without
warning.
• The camera automatically turns off to save power
(auto off function).
• The camera or batteries have become too cold and
cannot operate properly.
• The inside of the camera has become hot. Leave
the camera off until the inside of the camera has
cooled, and then try turning it on again.
18
18
1, 19
Monitor is blank.
• The camera is off.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• The camera has entered standby mode to save
power. Press the power switch, shutter-release
button, A button, c button, or b (e movierecord) button.
• The flash lamp flashes while the flash is charging.
Wait for the flash to charge.
• The camera and computer are connected via a USB cable.
• The camera and TV are connected via an audio/
video cable or HDMI cable.
F8
10, 18,
E83
F4
–
43
71, 76
71, E22
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
69, E65
F6
Date and time of recording
are not correct.
• If the camera clock has not been set, O flashes
during shooting and movie recording. Images and
movies saved before the clock is set are dated “00/
00/0000 00:00” or “01/01/2013 00:00” respectively.
Set the correct time and date from the Time zone
and date option in the setup menu.
• The camera clock is not as accurate as ordinary
watches or clocks. Periodically compare the time of
the camera clock with that of a more accurate
timepiece and reset as required.
14, 69,
E63
No indicators displayed in
monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info in Monitor
settings in the setup menu.
69, E65
Print date not available.
Time zone and date has not been set in the setup
menu.
14, 69,
E63
Date not imprinted on
images even when Print
date is enabled.
• The current shooting mode does not support Print
date.
• The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
69, E67
Screen for setting time zone
and date is displayed when
camera is turned on.
The clock battery is exhausted; all settings were
restored to their default values.
14, 17
Camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when used for an
extended period of time to shoot movies or send
images using an Eye-Fi card, or when used in a hot
environment; this is not a malfunction.
–
Camera makes sound.
When Autofocus mode is set to Full-time AF or
while in some shooting modes, the camera may
produce an audible focusing sound.
66, E61
Camera settings reset.
F9
Technical Notes and Index
Monitor is hard to read.
• Adjust the monitor brightness.
• The monitor is dirty. Clean the monitor.
Shooting Issues
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
71, 76,
E22,
E25
Technical Notes and Index
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
Disconnect the HDMI cable or USB cable.
• When the camera is in playback mode, press the
A button or the shutter-release button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d button.
• The batteries are exhausted.
• When the flash lamp is flashing, the flash is
charging.
1, 26
No image captured when
the shutter-release button is
pressed.
29, 32, 46
Camera cannot focus.
• The subject is too close. Try shooting using easy
auto mode, Close-up scene mode, or macro
mode.
• The subject is hard to focus on.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Turn the camera off and then on again.
• Use the flash.
• Increase the ISO sensitivity value.
• Enable vibration reduction or motion detection.
41
51, E40
69, E68,
E69
33, E38
44
Images are blurred.
F10
• Use D (Best Shot Selector).
• Use a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting
(using the self-timer at the same time is more
effective).
2
18
43
57
69, E70
18
A
Problem
Cause/Solution
Bright specks appear in
images captured with flash.
The flash is reflecting off particles in the air. Lower the
flash.
3, 41
48
51, E44
Flash does not fire.
• The flash is lowered.
• A scene mode that restricts the flash is selected.
• On (BSS) is selected for Smile timer in the smart
portrait menu.
• On is selected for Blink proof in the smart portrait
menu.
• A function that restricts the flash is enabled.
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following
situations.
- When Portrait, Night portrait, Night
landscape, Easy panorama, or Pet portrait is
selected in scene mode
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When Continuous in the shooting menu is set
to Multi-shot 16
69, E70
Digital zoom cannot be
used.
A function that restricts the Image mode option is
enabled.
No sound when shutter is
released.
• Off is selected for Sound settings > Shutter
sound in the setup menu. No sound is produced
with some shooting modes and settings, even
when On is selected.
• Do not block the speaker.
AF-assist illuminator does
not light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option in the setup
menu. AF-assist illuminator may not light depending
on the current scene mode, even when Auto is
selected.
51, E45
52
30
37
51, E38
52
70, E71
2
69, E70
F11
Technical Notes and Index
Image mode not available.
3
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
Technical Notes and Index
Images appear smeared.
The lens is dirty. Clean the lens.
F6
Colors are unnatural.
White balance or hue is not adjusted properly.
32, 51,
E35
Randomly spaced bright
pixels (“noise”) appear in
image.
The subject is dark, and the shutter speed is too slow
or ISO sensitivity is too high. Noise can be reduced by:
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• Using the flash.
51, E40
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
3, 41, 48
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
• The flash is lowered or a shooting mode that
restricts the flash is selected.
• The flash window is blocked.
• The subject is beyond the range of the flash.
• Adjust exposure compensation.
• Increase ISO sensitivity.
• The subject is backlit. Select Backlighting scene
mode, or raise the flash and set the flash mode
setting to X (fill flash).
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
47
Unexpected results when
flash set to V (auto with
red-eye reduction).
When taking images with V (auto with red-eye
reduction), or when taking images with Night
portrait (either in easy auto mode or in scene mode)
and the fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction
is used, In-Camera Red Eye Fix may be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye in rare cases. Use auto
mode or any scene mode other than Night portrait,
and change the flash mode to any setting other than
V (auto with red-eye reduction) and try taking an
image again.
31, 41
Skin tones are not softened.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may
not be softened.
• For images containing four or more faces, try using
the Skin softening effect in the playback menu.
F12
22
F18
47
51, E40
33, 41
55
61, E17
Problem
Saving images takes time.
A
Cause/Solution
It may take more time to save images in the following
situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in operation,
such as when shooting in a dark environment
• When the flash mode is set to V (auto with redeye reduction)
• When shooting in Night portrait or Night
landscape scene mode
• When the skin softening function is applied while
shooting
• When using continuous shooting mode
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43
31, 32
55
51, E38
Playback Issues
Problem
Cannot zoom in on image.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small
pictures, or images that have been cropped to a
size of 320 × 240 or smaller.
• This camera may not be able to zoom in on images
captured with another make or model of digital
camera.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to images
captured with other cameras. Voice memos
attached to images using another camera cannot
be played back on this camera.
–
Technical Notes and Index
File cannot be played back.
Cannot record voice
memos.
A
Cause/Solution
• This camera may not be able to play back images
saved with another make or model of digital
camera.
• This camera cannot play back movies recorded
with another make or model of digital camera.
• This camera may not be able to play back data
edited on a computer.
–
–
–
61, E54
F13
Cause/Solution
A
• Some images cannot be edited. Images that have
already been edited may not be edited again.
• There is not enough free space in the internal
memory or on the memory card.
• This camera is unable to edit images captured with
other cameras.
• Editing functions used for images are not available
for movies.
33, E14
Problem
Cannot edit image.
–
–
–
Technical Notes and Index
Cannot rotate image.
This camera cannot rotate images captured with
another make or model of digital camera.
70, E73
Images are not displayed on
TV.
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV
settings setup menu.
• The cables are connected to the HDMI micro
connector (Type D) and to the USB/audio/video
output connector simultaneously.
• The memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card. Remove the memory card to play
back images from the internal memory.
•
•
•
•
•
•
18
18
71, 76
–
73
78
Nikon Transfer 2 does not
start when camera is
connected to a computer.
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
F14
The camera is off.
The batteries are exhausted.
The USB cable is not correctly connected.
The camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm system requirements.
The computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2
automatically. For more information about Nikon
Transfer 2, refer to help information contained in
ViewNX 2.
• The memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card.
• Remove the memory card to print images from the
internal memory.
–
71, 76,
E22,
E25
12
12
13
Problem
Cannot select paper size
with camera.
Cause/Solution
A
The camera cannot be used to select the paper size in
the following situations, even when printing from a
PictBridge-compatible printer. Use the printer to
select the paper size.
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper size.
71, E26,
E28
–
Technical Notes and Index
F15
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX L620 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
18.1 million
Image sensor
1
Lens
NIKKOR lens with 14× optical zoom
/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 18.91 million total pixels
Focal length
4.5–63.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25–350 mm lens
in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/3.3–5.9
Construction
11 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Technical Notes and Index
Digital zoom
magnification
Up to 2× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 700 mm lens
in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Lens shift
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range
Focus-area selection
Monitor
F16
• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.)–∞,
[T]: Approx. 1.0 m (3 ft 4 in.)–∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) (wide-angle position relative
to G)–∞
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Center, face detection, target finding AF
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Storage
Media
Internal memory (approx. 83 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (voice memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size
(pixels)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
• ISO 125–1600
• ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
18M (High) [4896 × 3672P]
18M [4896 × 3672]
8M [3264 × 2448]
4M [2272 × 1704]
2M [1600 × 1200]
VGA [640 × 480]
16:9 [4896 × 2754]
1:1 [3672 × 3672]
Exposure
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2×), spot (digital
zoom 2×)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation
(–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Technical Notes and Index
Metering mode
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
• 1/1600–1 s
• 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous
shooting)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [W])
Approx. 10 s
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Flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
[W]: 0.5–5.0 m (1 ft 8 in.–16 ft)
[T]: 1.0–3.0 m (3 ft 4 in.–9 ft 10 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Technical Notes and Index
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional),
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek,
Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi,
Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian),
Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai,
Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources
•
•
•
•
Two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)
Battery life1
Still pictures
• Approx. 150 shots when using alkaline batteries
• Approx. 660 shots when using lithium batteries
• Approx. 410 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries
Movies (actual battery
life for recording)2
• Approx. 10 min when using alkaline batteries
• Approx. 1 h 25 min when using lithium batteries
• Approx. 55 min when using EN-MH2 batteries
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 108.3 × 68.7 × 34.1 mm (4.3 × 2.8 × 1.4 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 237 g (8.4 oz) (including batteries and SD memory card)
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Operating environment
Temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume fresh LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries and an
ambient temperature of 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging
Products Association (CIPA).
1
Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the
length of time that menus and images are displayed.
The included batteries are for trial use only. Figures listed for lithium batteries are measured using
commercially available FR6/L91 (AA-size) Energizer(R) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
2
Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end
before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
B
Specifications
• Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain.
• The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
Technical Notes and Index
F19
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in
this camera.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for recording
movies. When using a memory card with a lower Speed Class rating, movie recording may
stop unexpectedly.
SD memory card
SDHC memory card 2
SDXC memory card 3
SanDisk
2 GB1
TOSHIBA
–
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Panasonic
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Lexar
–
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB, 128 GB
1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB, 128 GB
Technical Notes and Index
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the device
supports 2 GB cards.
2
SDHC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the
device supports SDHC.
3
SDXC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards. We cannot guarantee camera
performance when using memory cards made by other manufacturers.
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AVC Patent Portfolio License
This product is licensed under the AVC Patent Portfolio License for the personal and
noncommercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC standard
(“AVC video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a
personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to
provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use.
Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, L.L.C.
See http://www.mpegla.com.
Technical Notes and Index
F21
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 and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. The iFrame logo and the iFrame symbol are trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc.
• SDXC, SDHC and SD Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• PictBridge is a trademark.
• HDMI, 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.
FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
Technical Notes and Index
MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights reserved.
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Index
A
g Telephoto......................................................... 23
f Wide-angle.................................................... 23
i Playback zoom .............................................. 59
h Thumbnail playback............................... 60
G Easy auto mode......................................... 29
b Scene mode .................................................. 30
G Special effects mode ............................... 35
F Smart portrait mode............................... 37
A Auto mode................................................... 39
c Playback mode........................................... 26
h Favorite pictures mode.................... E6
F Auto sort mode................................... E10
C List by date mode............................... E11
z Setup menu.................................. 69, E62
k Apply selection button ............................. 2
A Shooting mode button........................... 2
be Movie-record button........................... 2
c Playback button .................................. 2, 26
l Delete button.......................................... 2, 27
d button .................. 2, 4, 50, 61, 66, 69
K Flash pop-up control................ 2, 3, 41
m Flash mode ..................................................... 41
n Self-timer........................................................ 44
p Macro mode ................................................ 46
o Exposure compensation ....................... 47
j Help.................................................................... 30
AC adapter ................................................... E83
AF area mode .................................... 51, E42
AF-assist illuminator ................ 1, 69, E70
Album................................................................. E9
Alkaline batteries............................................... 10
Aperture value .................................................... 25
Audio/video cable........ 72, E22, E83
Audio/video-in jack ....................... 72, E22
Auto flash .............................................................. 42
Auto mode............................................................ 39
Auto off.......................................... 19, 70, E71
Auto sort menu ................................. 61, E10
Auto sort mode .......................................... E10
Autofocus.................................... 57, 66, E61
Autofocus mode.............................. 66, E61
B
Backlighting o ......................................... 30, 33
Battery .............................................................. 10, 17
Battery charger .......................................... E83
Battery level .......................................................... 18
Battery type......................................... 70, E77
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
.............................................................................. 2, 12
Beach Z................................................................. 30
Best shot selector............................ 33, E38
Black and white copy n...................... 30, 33
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
F23
Technical Notes and Index
Symbols
Black-and-white ......................................... E41
Blink proof............................................. 51, E45
Blink warning..................................... 70, E74
Brightness ..................................................... E65
BSS............................................................ 33, E38
Button sound............................................... E71
C
Calendar display ................................................ 60
Choose key picture ....... 62, E12, E57
Close-up k ................................................. 30, 32
Color options...................................... 51, E41
Compression ratio ................................... E33
Computer...................................................... 72, 76
Connector cover.................................................... 1
Continuous shooting..................... 51, E38
Copy......................................................... 61, E55
Crop.......................................................... 59, E21
Cyanotype ..................................................... E41
Technical Notes and Index
D
Date and time .......................... 14, 69, E63
Date format.......................................... 15, E63
Daylight saving time ..................... 15, E64
Delete....................................................................... 27
Digital zoom.............................. 23, 69, E70
Direct print .......................................... 72, E24
D-Lighting ............................................ 61, E15
DPOF print.................................................... E30
DSCN................................................................ E82
Dusk/dawn i .................................................... 30
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
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E
Easy auto mode.................................................. 29
Easy panorama p.................... 30, 33, E2
Easy panorama playback................ 33, E5
Editing movies ............................................ E31
EN-MH1 ............................................................... F4
EN-MH2 ............................................. E83, F3
Exposure compensation............................... 47
Extension....................................................... E82
Eye-Fi upload ..................................... 70, E75
Eyelets for camera strap.................................... 1
F
Face detection .................................................... 54
Favorite pictures ................................. 62, E6
Favorite pictures menu ................... 61, E7
Favorite pictures mode ........................... E6
File name....................................................... E82
Fill flash................................................................... 42
Filter effects ......................................... 61, E18
Fireworks show m .................................. 30, 33
Firmware version............................. 70, E77
Flash ............................................................... 1, 3, 41
Flash lamp ....................................................... 2, 43
Flash mode............................................................ 41
Flash pop-up control .......................... 2, 3, 41
Focus............................................. 24, 54, E42
Focus area............................................................. 24
Focus indicator ...................................................... 7
Focus lock .............................................................. 58
Food u............................................................ 30, 32
Format internal memory ............ 70, E72
Format memory cards ......... 13, 70, E72
Formatting .................................. 13, 70, E72
FSCN................................................................. E82
Full-frame playback mode .......................... 26
Full-time AF ........................................ 66, E61
List by date menu ............................. 61, E11
List by date mode..................................... E11
Lithium batteries ............................................... 10
Low key H............................................................ 35
M
J
N
HDMI ................................................................ E73
HDMI cable ......................................... 72, E22
HDMI device control.............................. E73
HDMI micro connector...................................... 1
Help ........................................................................... 30
High key G........................................................... 35
High-contrast monochrome F .............. 35
HS movie ............................ 66, E59, E60
I
JPG..................................................................... E82
L
Landscape c...................................................... 30
Language ............................................. 70, E73
Lens................................................................ 1, F16
Lens cover.................................................................. 1
Night landscape j ................................ 30, 32
Night portrait e....................................... 30, 31
Nikon Transfer 2 ........................................ 75, 76
Nostalgic sepia E ........................................... 35
Number of exposures remaining
................................................................. 18, E34
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
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Technical Notes and Index
Identifier......................................................... E82
Image mode........................................ 51, E33
Image review .............................................. E65
Imprinting date and time ........... 17, E67
Internal memory................................................. 13
ISO sensitivity..................................... 51, E40
Macro mode........................................................ 46
Memory card........................................ 12, F20
Memory card slot .............................................. 12
Microphone (stereo) ........................................... 1
Monitor.................................................... 2, 6, F6
Monitor settings............................... 69, E65
Motion detection ............................ 69, E69
MOV.................................................................. E82
Movie length........................................................ 63
Movie menu ....................................... 66, E58
Movie options ................................... 66, E58
Movie playback .................................................. 67
Movie recording ................................................ 63
Movie-record button ......................................... 2
Multi selector .......................................................... 2
Multi-shot 16............................................... E38
Museum l ................................................. 30, 33
H
O
Optical zoom ....................................................... 23
Optional accessories .............................. E83
P
Technical Notes and Index
Panorama Maker................................................ 75
Paper size .................................... E26, E28
Party/indoor f......................................... 30, 31
Pet portrait auto release ............................... 34
Pet portrait O........................................... 30, 34
Photo info ..................................................... E65
PictBridge............................................. 72, E24
Playback ......................................................... 26, 67
Playback button........................................... 2, 26
Playback menu ................................. 61, E46
Playback mode ................................................... 26
Playback zoom.................................................... 59
Portrait b .............................................................. 30
Power........................................................................ 18
Power switch/power-on lamp............. 1, 18
Preset manual ............................................ E36
Pressing halfway................................................ 25
Print ............ 61, 72, E26, E28, E46
Print date..................................... 17, 69, E67
Print order............................................ 61, E46
Print order option ......... 17, E47, E49
Printer..................................................... 72, E24
Protect..................................................... 61, E51
Q
Quick retouch..................................... 61, E15
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
F26
R
Rechargeable battery ............................ E83
Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries ............................................................... 10
Recording movies............................................. 63
Recording slow motion movies
............................................... 66, E59, E60
Red-eye correction.......................... 61, E16
Red-eye reduction.................................. 42, 43
Remove from favorites ................... 62, E8
Reset all ................................................. 70, E76
Rotate image....................................... 61, E53
RSCN................................................................. E82
S
Scene mode ......................................................... 30
Selective color I ............................................. 35
Self-timer ............................................................... 44
Self-timer lamp ............................................. 1, 45
Sepia................................................................. E41
Sequence display options
................................................ 62, E12, E57
Setup menu........................................ 69, E62
Shooting ............................................... 18, 22, 24
Shooting menu ................................ 50, E33
Shooting mode button.................................... 2
Shutter sound.............................................. E71
Shutter speed...................................................... 25
Shutter-release button ............................ 1, 24
Single AF............................................... 66, E61
Single-frame shooting .................. 51, E38
Skin softening........... 51, 61, E17, E43
Slide show ............................................ 61, E50
Slow sync ............................................................... 42
Small picture ...................................... 61, E20
Smart portrait menu...................... 50, E43
Smart portrait mode ....................................... 37
Smile timer .......................................... 51, E44
Snow z.................................................................. 30
Soft D..................................................................... 35
Sound settings................................... 70, E71
Speaker....................................................................... 2
Special effects mode....................................... 35
Sports d........................................................ 30, 31
SSCN................................................................. E82
Standard color............................................. E41
Strap ........................................................... 3, E84
Sunset h............................................................... 30
T
V
Vibration reduction........................ 69, E68
Video mode ................................................. E73
ViewNX 2 ...................................................... 73, 74
Vivid color ..................................................... E41
Voice memo ....................................... 61, E54
Volume .................................................. 67, E54
W
WAV .................................................................. E82
Welcome screen.............................. 69, E62
White balance .................................... 51, E35
Wind noise reduction................... 66, E61
Z
Zoom ........................................................................ 23
Zoom control.................................................. 1, 23
Zoom in................................................................... 23
Zoom out ............................................................... 23
Technical Notes and Index
Thumbnail playback........................................ 60
Time difference ......................................... E63
Time zone ............................................. 15, E63
Time zone and date.............. 14, 69, E63
Tripod socket .......................................... 2, F18
TV .............................................................. 72, E22
TV settings ........................................... 70, E73
U
USB cable .................................... 72, 76, E25
USB/audio/video output connector
................................. 1, 71, 76, E22, E24
Refer to the Reference Manual for pages indicated with E.
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