Nikon | COOLPIX A | Specifications | Mercedes-Benz 2001 S-Class Automobile User Manual

DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
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Menu items, options, and messages displayed in the camera monitor are shown in
bold.
Memory Cards
SD and SDHC/SDXC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this manual.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Help
Use the camera’s on-board help feature for help on menu items and other topics.
See page 12 for details.
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in
“For Your Safety” (0 vi–viii).
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Where to Find It
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The Table of Contents..............................................................
For Your Safety.........................................................................
Menu Options ..........................................................................
The Index..................................................................................
Troubleshooting ......................................................................
Error Messages ........................................................................
X Introduction
s Basic Photography
y Recording and Viewing Movies
# P, S, A, and M Modes
$ User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes
k Release Mode
d Image Quality and Size
N Focus
S ISO Sensitivity
Z Exposure
r White Balance
J Image Enhancement
l Flash Photography
t Other Shooting Options
I More on Playback
Q Connections
U Camera Menus
n Technical Notes
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Quick Start Guide
Follow these steps for a quick start with the COOLPIX A. For safety
precautions, see “For Your Safety” (0 vi).
1
Attach the camera strap.
Attach the strap securely to the camera eyelets.
2
Charge the battery (0 20).
Insert battery
Plug charger in
Battery
charging
Charging
complete
3
Insert the battery and a memory card (0 21, 23).
Rear
Memory card slot
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4
Turn the camera on (0 2).
When using the camera for the
first time, you will be
prompted to choose a
language and set the camera
clock (0 25).
5
Rotate the focus mode
selector to t (autofocus;
0 75).
6
Frame the
photograph (0 29).
7
Focus and shoot (0 30).
Focus mode selector
The focus area will light green
when the focus operation is
complete.
8
View the photograph
(0 33).
K button
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this
equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the
product will read them.
icon marks warnings, information that should be read before
A This
using this Nikon product, to prevent possible injury.
❚❚ WARNINGS
ATurn off in the event of malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
camera or battery charger, unplug
the battery charger and remove
the battery immediately, taking
care to avoid burns. Continued
operation could result in injury.
After removing or disconnecting
the power source, take the
equipment to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for
inspection.
ADo not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or battery charger could
result in injury. Repairs should be
performed only by qualified
technicians. Should the camera or
battery charger break open as the
result of a fall or other accident,
take the product to a Nikonauthorized service representative
for inspection, after unplugging
the product and/or removing the
battery.
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ADo not use the camera or battery charger
in the presence of flammable gas
Using the camera in the presence
of flammable gases such as
propane and gasoline, as well as
flammable sprays or dust could
result in explosion or fire.
AHandle the camera strap with care
Never place the strap around the
neck of an infant or child.
AKeep out of reach of children
Do not keep the products within
reach of children. Doing so may
cause injury. Particular care should
be taken to prevent infants from
putting the battery or other small
parts into their mouths.
ADo 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 lowtemperature burns.
AStore out of direct sunlight
When the camera is not in use,
turn it off to close the lens cover
and store it out of direct sunlight.
Light focused by the lens could
cause fire.
AObserve caution when handling the
battery
The battery may leak, overheat, or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling the battery for use
in this product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn
the product off.
• The camera takes EN-EL20
rechargeable Li-ion batteries
only (supplied), which must be
charged using the supplied
MH-27 battery charger. The
optional ML-L3 remote control
uses 3 V CR2025 batteries only.
• When inserting the battery, do
not attempt to insert it upside
down or backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery or attempt to remove or
break the battery insulation or
casing.
• Do not expose the battery to
flame or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• The battery is prone to leakage
when fully discharged. To avoid
damage to the product, be sure
to remove the battery when no
charge remains.
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any change in
the battery, such as discoloration
or deformation.
• If liquid from the damaged
battery comes in contact with
clothing or skin, rinse
immediately with plenty of
water.
• If leaked battery fluid gets into
your eyes, rinse them out
immediately with clean running
water and get medical
treatment.
• Do not attempt to charge nonrechargeable batteries.
AObserve the following precautions when
handling the battery charger
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Dust on or near the metal parts
of the plug should be removed
with a dry cloth. Continued use
could result in fire.
• Do not handle the plug or go
near the battery charger during
lightning storms. Failure to
observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug or
battery charger with wet hands.
Failure to observe this
precaution could result in
electric shock.
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• Do not use with travel converters
or adapters designed to convert
from one voltage to another or
with DC-to-AC inverters. Failure
to observe this precaution could
damage the product or cause
overheating or fire.
AUse 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.
AHandle moving parts with care
Be careful that your fingers or
other objects are not pinched by
the lens cover or other moving
parts.
ACD-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.
AObserve caution when using the flash
Using the flash close to your
subject’s eyes could cause
temporary visual impairment.
Particular care should be observed
if photographing infants, when
the flash should be no less than
1 m (3 ft 4 in.) from the subject.
ADo not aim a flash at the operator of a
motor vehicle
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in accidents.
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ADo not operate the flash with the flash
window touching a person or object
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in burns or fire.
AAvoid 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.
AFollow the directions of airline and
hospital personnel
Remove Eye-Fi cards from the
camera before boarding an
aircraft, and turn the product off
during takeoff and landing or
when so directed by airline or
hospital staff. Radio waves emitted
by the device could interfere with
aircraft navigation or hospital
medical equipment.
Notices
• No part of the manuals included with • Nikon will not be held liable for any
this product may be reproduced,
damages resulting from the use of
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a
this product.
retrieval system, or translated into
• While every effort has been made to
any language in any form, by any
ensure that the information in these
means, without Nikon’s prior written
manuals is accurate and complete,
permission.
we would appreciate it were you to
• Nikon reserves the right to change the bring any errors or omissions to the
specifications of the hardware and
attention of the Nikon
software described in these manuals
representative in your area (address
at any time and without prior notice.
provided separately).
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAUTION
ATTENTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
with Canadian ICES-003.
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Notices for Customers in Europe
CAUTION
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Notices for Customers in the U.S.A.
The Battery Charger
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS—SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet if needed. This power unit
is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
COOLPIX A
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
CAUTIONS
protection against harmful interference Modifications
in a residential installation. This
The FCC requires the user be notified
equipment generates, uses, and can
that any changes or modifications
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
made to this device that are not
not installed and used in accordance
expressly approved by Nikon
with the instructions, may cause harmful Corporation may void the user’s
interference to radio communications. authority to operate the equipment.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
installation. If this equipment does
provided by Nikon for your
cause harmful interference to radio or
equipment. Using other interface
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment cables may exceed the limits of Class B
off and on, the user is encouraged to try Part 15 of the FCC rules.
to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
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Notice for Customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product may 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, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied
or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may be
punishable by law.
securities issued by private
• Items prohibited by law from being copied
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper
certificates, etc.), commuter passes,
money, coins, securities, government
or coupon tickets, except when a
bonds, or local government bonds,
minimum of necessary copies are to
even if such copies or reproductions
be provided for business use by a
are stamped “Sample.”
company. Also, do not copy or
reproduce passports issued by the
The copying or reproduction of
government, licenses issued by
paper money, coins, or securities
public agencies and private groups,
which are circulated in a foreign
ID cards, and tickets, such as passes
country is prohibited.
and meal coupons.
Unless the prior permission of the
government has been obtained, the • Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of
copying or reproduction of unused
copyrighted creative works such as
postage stamps or post cards issued
books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
by the government is prohibited.
prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
The copying or reproduction of
photographs is governed by
stamps issued by the government
national and international copyright
and of certified documents
laws. Do not use this product for the
stipulated by law is prohibited.
purpose of making illegal copies or
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions to infringe copyright laws.
The government has issued cautions
on copies or reproductions of
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files
can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially
available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image
data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another
person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the device
and then (after disconnecting any optional GPS devices) completely refill it
with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty
sky). Be sure to also replace any pictures selected for preset manual white
balance (0 94). Care should be taken to avoid injury when physically
destroying data storage devices.
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Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including
chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon
specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to
operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage the
camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of thirdparty rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon
holographic seal shown at right could interfere with normal
operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting,
rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local
authorized Nikon dealer.
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Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use with your
Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within its operational
and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR
CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
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Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or a Nikonauthorized service representative once every one to two years, and that it be
serviced once every three to five years (note that fees apply to these services).
Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is
used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as
lenses or optional flash units, should be included when the camera is inspected
or serviced.
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Table of Contents
Quick Start Guide...................................................................................iv
For Your Safety .......................................................................................vi
Notices.......................................................................................................ix
Introduction
1
Getting to Know the Camera .............................................................2
The Camera Body...............................................................................2
The Monitor..........................................................................................5
The Information Display ..................................................................7
The Mode Dial .....................................................................................9
The Command Dial......................................................................... 10
Camera Menus: An Overview.......................................................... 12
Using Camera Menus..................................................................... 13
Menu Options ....................................................................................... 16
First Steps ............................................................................................... 20
Charge the Battery.......................................................................... 20
Insert the Battery............................................................................. 21
Insert a Memory Card .................................................................... 23
Basic Setup ........................................................................................ 25
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Basic Photography
27
Battery Level and Card Capacity .................................................... 27
“Point-and-Shoot” Photography (i Mode) .............................. 29
Basic Playback....................................................................................... 33
Deleting Unwanted Photographs .............................................34
Creative Photography (Scene Modes) ......................................... 35
k Portrait .......................................................................................35
l Landscape.................................................................................35
p Child ...........................................................................................35
m Sports .........................................................................................36
n Close up.....................................................................................36
o Night Portrait...........................................................................36
r Night Landscape ....................................................................36
s Party/Indoor.............................................................................36
t Beach/Snow .............................................................................36
u Sunset.........................................................................................36
v Dusk/Dawn...............................................................................36
w Pet Portrait ...............................................................................36
x Candlelight ................................................................................36
y Blossom......................................................................................36
z Autumn Colors ........................................................................36
0 Food.............................................................................................37
1 Silhouette .................................................................................37
2 High Key ....................................................................................37
3 Low Key .....................................................................................37
Recording and Viewing Movies
38
Recording Movies................................................................................ 38
The Movie Recording Display .....................................................41
Movie Settings..................................................................................43
Viewing Movies .................................................................................... 45
Editing Movies ...................................................................................... 47
Trimming Movies.............................................................................47
Saving Selected Frames ................................................................50
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P, S, A, and M Modes
52
Shutter Speed and Aperture ........................................................... 52
P: Programmed Auto..................................................................... 53
S: Shutter-Priority Auto ................................................................ 54
A: Aperture-Priority Auto............................................................. 55
M: Manual........................................................................................... 56
User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes
60
Saving User Settings ...................................................................... 60
Recalling User Settings ................................................................. 62
Resetting User Settings................................................................. 62
Release Mode
63
Single-Frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Remote, and Movie
Modes .................................................................................................. 63
Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes ....................................... 66
Image Quality and Size
69
Image Quality ................................................................................... 69
Image Size.......................................................................................... 72
Focus
74
Autofocus ............................................................................................... 75
Autofocus Mode.............................................................................. 75
AF-Area Mode .................................................................................. 76
Focus Lock ......................................................................................... 79
Manual Focus........................................................................................ 80
ISO Sensitivity
81
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control ............................................................ 83
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Exposure
85
Metering ................................................................................................. 85
Exposure Compensation................................................................... 87
White Balance
89
White Balance Options ...................................................................... 89
Fine-Tuning White Balance.............................................................. 92
Preset Manual ....................................................................................... 94
Image Enhancement
99
Picture Controls.................................................................................... 99
Selecting a Picture Control...........................................................99
Modifying Picture Controls ....................................................... 101
Creating Custom Picture Controls.......................................... 106
Sharing Custom Picture Controls ........................................... 109
Preserving Detail in Highlights and Shadows
(Active D-Lighting)........................................................................110
Flash Photography
112
Using the Built-in Flash....................................................................112
Flash Mode...................................................................................... 113
Flash Compensation.........................................................................116
FV Lock ..................................................................................................118
Other Shooting Options
121
Restoring Default Settings .............................................................121
Bracketing ............................................................................................123
Interval Timer Photography...........................................................127
Using a GPS Unit ................................................................................130
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More on Playback
132
Full-Frame Playback .........................................................................132
Photo Information.............................................................................134
Thumbnail Playback .........................................................................140
Calendar Playback.............................................................................142
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom........................................144
Protecting Photographs from Deletion.....................................146
Deleting Photographs .....................................................................148
Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar Playback ................148
The Playback Menu ......................................................................150
Connections
154
Using ViewNX 2..................................................................................154
Installing ViewNX 2 ......................................................................154
Copy Pictures to the Computer ...............................................156
View Pictures ..................................................................................158
Printing Photographs.......................................................................159
Connecting the Printer ...............................................................159
Printing Pictures One at a Time ...............................................161
Printing Multiple Pictures ..........................................................163
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set..................................166
Viewing Photographs on TV..........................................................169
HDMI Options.................................................................................171
Camera Menus
172
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images ........................................172
Playback Folder.........................................................................173
Playback Display Options......................................................173
Image Review.............................................................................173
Rotate Tall ...................................................................................174
Slide Show...................................................................................174
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C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options .........................................176
Reset Shooting Menu ............................................................. 176
Storage Folder........................................................................... 177
Color Space ................................................................................ 178
Long Exposure NR ................................................................... 179
High ISO NR................................................................................ 179
Built-in AF-assist Illuminator ................................................ 180
Exposure Comp. for Flash ..................................................... 180
Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash ................................................. 181
Auto Bracketing Set ................................................................ 181
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup .......................................................182
Format Memory Card ............................................................. 183
Monitor Brightness.................................................................. 183
Photo Info ................................................................................... 184
Flicker Reduction...................................................................... 184
Time Zone and Date ............................................................... 185
Language .................................................................................... 186
Image Comment ...................................................................... 186
Auto Image Rotation .............................................................. 187
Self-Timer.................................................................................... 188
Auto off Timer ........................................................................... 189
Image Review Time ................................................................. 189
Remote on Duration (ML-L3) ............................................... 189
Beep .............................................................................................. 190
Shutter Sound ........................................................................... 190
File Number Sequence........................................................... 191
MF Distance Indicator Units ................................................. 192
Reverse Indicators.................................................................... 192
Assign Fn1 Button.................................................................... 193
Assign J/Fn2 Button ............................................................. 194
Reverse Dial Rotation ............................................................. 194
Slot Empty Release Lock........................................................ 195
Eye-Fi Upload ............................................................................ 195
Firmware Version ..................................................................... 196
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N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies ..............................197
Creating Retouched Copies ......................................................198
D-Lighting ...................................................................................200
Red-Eye Correction ..................................................................201
Trim................................................................................................202
Monochrome .............................................................................203
Filter Effects ................................................................................203
Color Balance .............................................................................205
Image Overlay............................................................................206
NEF (RAW) Processing.............................................................209
Resize ............................................................................................211
Quick Retouch ...........................................................................213
Straighten....................................................................................213
Fisheye .........................................................................................213
Color Outline..............................................................................214
Color Sketch ...............................................................................214
Perspective Control .................................................................215
Miniature Effect.........................................................................216
Selective Color...........................................................................217
Side-by-Side Comparison......................................................219
m Recent Settings/O My Menu ...................................................221
My Menu ..........................................................................................222
Technical Notes
226
Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)..............................................226
Other Accessories..............................................................................230
Caring for the Camera......................................................................232
Cleaning ...........................................................................................232
Storage..............................................................................................232
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions..........................233
Caring for the Camera .................................................................233
Caring for the Battery ..................................................................234
The Charger.....................................................................................235
Available Settings..............................................................................236
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Troubleshooting ................................................................................238
Battery/Display.............................................................................. 238
Shooting (All Modes)................................................................... 238
Shooting (P, S, A, M) ................................................................... 240
Playback........................................................................................... 240
Miscellaneous ................................................................................ 241
Error Messages....................................................................................242
Specifications......................................................................................245
Approved Memory Cards ...............................................................251
Memory Card Capacity ....................................................................252
Index.......................................................................................................253
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XIntroduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon digital camera. To get the
most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions
thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all who use
the product.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols
and conventions are used:
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X
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read
before use to prevent damage to the camera.
This icon marks notes; information that should be read
A before using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
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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.
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Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support
and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the
following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips,
answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital
imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the
Nikon representative in your area. See the following URL for contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
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Getting to Know the Camera
The Camera Body
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1 Built-in flash ..................................... 112
2 Shutter-release button
Taking photographs..................... 29
Recording movies ......................... 38
3 Power switch.........................................2
4 Eyelets for camera strap ....................iv
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Command dial....................................10
Power-on lamp...................................25
Mode dial............................................... 9
Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1 .......... 226
Accessory shoe................................ 226
Flash pop-up control ..................... 112
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The Power Switch
To turn the camera on, rotate the power switch.
To turn the camera on for playback without
extending the lens, press and hold the K button
(0 4).
To turn the camera off, rotate the power switch;
the monitor will turn off.
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Lens retracted
1 Stereo microphone........................... 43
2 Built-in flash ..................................... 112
3 Infrared receiver for remote control
............................................................ 67
4 Accessory terminal/USB connector
cover ............................................... 231
5 Focus-mode selector........................ 74
6 Focus ring............................................ 80
7 Lens ring
8 Lens.................................................... 245
9 f button
Fn1.................................................. 193
10 AF-assist illuminator/self-timer lamp
............................................................29
11 Accessory terminal ......................... 231
12 USB connector........................ 156, 159
13 Lens cover
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The Microphone and Speaker
Do not place the microphone or speaker in close proximity to magnetic
devices. Failure to observe this precaution could affect the data recorded
on the magnetic devices.
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1 AF lamp/memory-card access lamp
......................................................23, 30
2 Flash lamp......................................... 112
3 G button
Menus ..................................... 12, 172
4 K button
Playback ................................. 33, 132
5 HDMI connector cover................... 170
6 Rotary multi selector* ...................... 13
7 J button............................................ 13
8 P button...............................................7
9 O button
Deleting pictures during playback
.............................................. 34, 148
10 Power connector cover.................. 230
11 Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover latch ..... 20
12 Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ............... 23
13 Tripod socket
14 Speaker .................................................. 3
15 W (Q) button
Thumbnails .................................. 140
Zooming out during playback
..................................................... 142
Help...................................................12
16 X button
Zooming in during playback ... 144
17 S (g) button
ISO .....................................................81
Fn2 ................................................. 194
18 E (N/L) button
Exposure compensation ..............87
Adjusting aperture........................56
Protecting photographs from
deletion ..................................... 146
19 Monitor ................................................12
20 HDMI mini connector (Type C).... 169
21 Battery latch........................................22
* The rotary multi selector is referred to by the term “multi selector” throughout
this manual.
4
The Monitor
The following are the indicators that may be displayed in the
monitor (the display is shown with all indicators lit for illustrative
purposes):
❚❚ Shooting Mode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
33
32
31
30
11
12
13
29
28
27
26
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14
15
24 22 20 18
25 23 21 19
17
16
Shooting mode.....................................9
Flash mode ....................................... 113
Release mode..................................... 63
Autofocus mode................................ 75
AF-area mode .................................... 76
Active D-Lighting............................ 110
Picture Control................................... 99
White balance.................................... 89
Image size ........................................... 72
Image quality..................................... 69
Guide
Bracketing indicator ....................... 123
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
Distance indicator..............................80
Bracketing progress indicator ..... 125
Exposure Indicator ............................57
Flash-ready indicator ..................... 112
Number of exposures remaining
............................................................27
ISO Sensitivity.....................................81
Auto ISO sensitivity control.............83
Exposure compensation ..................87
Flash compensation....................... 116
Aperture........................................ 55, 56
Shutter speed .............................. 54, 56
AE lock indicator
FV lock indicator ............................. 118
Metering ..............................................85
Battery indicator ................................27
GPS connection indicator............. 130
Eye-Fi connection indicator ......... 195
Monitor brightness indicator....... 194
“Beep” indicator .............................. 190
Help indicator.....................................12
Focus area............................................30
X
5
❚❚ Playback Mode
12
1 Protect status ................................... 146
2 Retouch indicator............................ 197
3 Frame number/total number of
3
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4
4
5
6
7
8
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images
Image quality ..................................... 69
Image size ........................................... 72
File name........................................... 191
Time of recording..................... 25, 185
Date of recording ..................... 25, 185
Folder name ..................................... 177
The Information Display
To adjust camera settings, press the P button.
Current settings are shown in the monitor
information display; highlight items using the
multi selector (0 13) and press J to view
options for the highlighted item.
P button
X
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Image quality..................................... 69
Image size ........................................... 72
White balance .................................... 89
ISO sensitivity..................................... 81
Release mode..................................... 63
AF mode.............................................. 74
AF-area mode .................................... 76
Metering.............................................. 85
Active D-Lighting............................ 110
Bracketing increment .................... 123
Picture Control................................... 99
Exposure compensation.................. 87
Exposure compensation value ...... 87
Flash compensation indicator ..... 116
Flash compensation value ............ 116
Flash mode ....................................... 113
Help icon ............................................. 12
Shutter speed...............................54, 56
Aperture ........................................55, 56
18 Exposure indicator.............................57
Exposure compensation display....87
Bracketing progress indicator ..... 125
19 “K” (appears when memory remains
for over 1000 exposures) ..............27
20 Number of exposures remaining...27
21 Manual flash indicator
Flash compensation indicator for
optional flash units ..................... 116
22 Battery indicator ................................27
23 “Beep” indicator .............................. 190
24 Eye-Fi connection indicator ......... 195
25 GPS connection indicator ............. 130
26 Auto ISO sensitivity indicator .........83
27 FV lock indicator ............................. 118
28 Bracketing indicator....................... 123
ADL bracketing progress indicator
......................................................... 125
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
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A
The Information Display
To hide the information display, press the P button again.
X
8
The Mode Dial
Rotate the mode dial
to choose from the
following shooting
modes:
Mode dial
i Auto Mode (0 29)
Select this mode for simple, point-and-shoot photography.
X
P, S, A, and M Modes
Select these modes for full control
over camera settings.
• P—Programmed auto (0 53)
• S—Shutter-priority auto (0 54)
• A—Aperture-priority auto (0 55)
• M—Manual (0 56)
d and e Modes (0 60)
Store and recall customized shooting
settings.
Scene Modes (0 35)
The camera automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene.
Match your selection to the scene being photographed.
9
The Command Dial
The command dial can be used with other controls to adjust a
variety of settings when shooting information is displayed in the
monitor.
X
Mode dial
Command dial
E (N/L) button
Exposure compensation/
Aperture
S (g) button
ISO sensitivity
Choose a combination
of aperture and shutter
speed (mode P; 0 53).
Mode P
10
Command
dial
Choose a shutter speed
(mode S or M; 0 54, 56).
Mode S or
M
Command
dial
Mode A
Command
dial
Choose an aperture
(mode A; 0 55).
Choose an
aperture
(mode M;
0 56).
X
+
Mode M
E (N/L)
button
Set exposure
compensation
(mode P, S, or
A; 0 87).
Command
dial
+
Mode P, S
or A
E (N/L)
button
Adjust ISO sensitivity
(0 81).
Command
dial
+
S (g)
button
Command
dial
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Camera Menus: An Overview
Most shooting, playback, and setup options
can be accessed from the camera menus. To
view the menus, press the G button.
G button
Tabs
X
Choose from the following menus:
•
•
•
•
D: Playback (0 172)
C: Shooting (0 176)
• B: Setup (0 182)
N: Retouch (0 197)
m/O: Recent settings or My Menu
(defaults to Recent settings; 0 221)
Slider shows position in current
menu.
Current settings are shown by icons.
Menu options
Options in current menu.
d
If a d icon appears at the bottom left corner of the monitor, a description of
the currently selected option or menu can be displayed by pressing the
W (Q) button. A description of the currently selected option or menu will be
displayed while the button is pressed. Press 1 or 3 to scroll through the
display.
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Using Camera Menus
The multi selector and
J button are used to
navigate the camera
menus.
Move cursor
up
Cancel and
return to
previous
menu
Move cursor
down
J button:
select
highlighted
item
Select
highlighted
item or display
sub-menu
Items can also be highlighted by rotating
multi selector.
X
Follow the steps below to navigate the menus.
1
Display the menus.
Press the G button to display the
menus.
G button
2
Highlight the icon for the
current menu.
Press 4 to highlight the icon
for the current menu.
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3
Select a menu.
Press 1 or 3 to select the
desired menu.
X
4
Position the cursor in the
selected menu.
Press 2 to position the cursor
in the selected menu.
5
Highlight a menu item.
Press 1 or 3 or rotate the
multi selector to highlight a
menu item.
6
Display options.
Press 2 to display options for
the selected menu item.
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7
Highlight an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight an
option.
8
Select the highlighted item.
Press J to select the highlighted item.
To exit without making a selection, press
the G button.
X
Note the following:
• Menu items that are displayed in gray are not currently available.
• While pressing 2 generally has the same effect as pressing J,
there are some cases in which selection can only be made by
pressing J.
• To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway (0 31).
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Menu Options
D PLAYBACK MENU
(0 172)
Delete
X
Selected
Select date
All
Playback folder Current
(default)
All
Playback
None (image only)
display options Highlights
RGB histogram
Shooting data
Overview
Image review
On
(default)
Off
Rotate tall
On
(default)
Off
Slide show
Start
Frame interval
DPOF print
Select/set
order
Deselect all?
C SHOOTING MENU
(0 176)
Reset shooting
menu
Storage folder
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Yes
No
Select folder
New
Rename
Delete
Image quality
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
fine
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
normal
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
basic
NEF (RAW)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
(default)
JPEG basic
Image size
Large
(default)
Medium
Small
White balance Auto
(default)
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset manual
Set Picture
Standard (default)
Control
Neutral
Vivid
Monochrome
Portrait
Landscape
Manage Picture Save/edit
Control
Rename 1
Delete 1
Load/save
Color space
sRGB
(default) Auto bracketing AE bracketing
set
(default)
Adobe RGB
WB bracketing
Active
Auto
D-Lighting 2
ADL bracketing
Extra high
Interval timer
Choose start time
High
shooting
Now
Normal
Start time
Low
Interval
Off
Number of times
Long exposure On
NR
Start
Off
(default)
Movie settings Frame size/frame
High ISO NR
High
rate
Normal
(default)
Movie quality
Low
Microphone
Off
1 Not available if no custom Picture
ISO sensitivity ISO sensitivity
Controls are present.
settings
Auto ISO sensitivity
2 Defaults to Off (modes P, S, A, M, 1,
control
2, and 3) or Auto (other modes).
Release mode
Single frame
(default)
B SETUP MENU (0 182)
Continuous
Self-timer
Format memory –
card
Delayed remote
(ML-L3)
Save user
Save to U1
settings
Quick-response
Save to U2
(ML-L3)
Reset user
Reset U1
Movie recording
settings
Reset U2
Built-in AFOn
(default) Monitor
–5 – +3
assist
Off
brightness
illuminator
Photo info
Show info (default)
Exposure comp. Entire frame (default)
Hide info
for flash
Background only
Framing grid
Flash cntrl for
TTL
(default)
Virtual horizon
built-in flash
Manual
HDMI
Output resolution
Optional flash
TTL
(default)
Device control
Manual
Flicker
50 Hz
reduction
60 Hz
X
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Time zone and
date
X
18
Time zone
Date and time
Date format
Daylight saving time
Language
See page 247.
Image comment Input comment
Attach comment
Auto image
On
(default)
rotation
Off
Self-timer
Self-timer delay
Number of shots
Auto off timer
20 s
1 min
(default)
5 min
30 min
Image review
1s
(default)
time
4s
8s
20 s
1 min
Remote on
1 min
(default)
duration
5 min
(ML-L3)
10 min
15 min
Beep
High
Low
Off
(default)
Shutter sound On
(default)
Off
File number
On
sequence
Off
(default)
Reset
MF distance
m
(default)
indicator units ft
Reverse
indicators
Assign Fn1
button
Assign J/Fn2
button
Reverse dial
rotation
Slot empty
release lock
GPS
(default)
Flash mode (default)
Release mode
Self-timer
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (Hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Exposure
compensation
+ NEF (RAW)
ISO sensitivity
(default)
White balance
Image quality/size
Metering
Active D-Lighting
Auto bracketing
Monitor brightness
Exposure
compensation
Shutter speed/
aperture
Release locked
(default)
Enable release
Auto off
Position
Use GPS to set
camera clock
Eye-Fi upload*
Firmware
version
Enable
Disable
–
(default)
* Available only with compatible Eye-Fi
memory cards.
N RETOUCH MENU
(0 197)
D-Lighting
Red-eye
correction
Trim
Monochrome
Filter effects
Color balance
Image overlay
NEF (RAW)
processing
Resize
Quick retouch
Straighten
Fisheye
–
–
–
Black-and-white
Sepia
Cyanotype
Skylight
Warm filter
Red intensifier
Green intensifier
Blue intensifier
Cross screen
Soft
–
–
–
Select image
Choose size
–
–
–
Color outline
Color sketch
Perspective
control
Miniature effect
Selective color
Edit movie
Side-by-side
comparison *
–
–
–
–
–
Choose start/end
point
Save selected frame
–
* Only available when J button is
pressed to display retouch menu
during full-frame playback.
X
m RECENT SETTINGS
(0 221)
Choose tab
My Menu
Recent settings
O MY MENU (0 222)
Add items
Remove items *
Rank items
Choose tab
Playback menu
Shooting menu
Setup menu
Retouch menu
–
–
My Menu
Recent settings
* Items can also be deleted by
highlighting them in MY MENU and
pressing the O button twice.
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First Steps
Charge the Battery
The camera is powered by an EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery
(supplied). To maximize shooting time, charge the battery in the
supplied MH-27 battery charger before use. About two hours are
required to fully recharge the battery when no charge remains.
Insert battery
X
Plug charger in
Battery
charging
Charging
complete
Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is
complete.
A
The Plug Adapter
Depending on the country or region of purchase,
a plug adapter may be supplied with the charger.
The shape of the adapter varies with the country
or region of purchase. If a plug adapter is
supplied, raise the wall plug and connect the
plug adapter as shown at right, making sure the
plug is fully inserted. Attempting to forcibly
remove the plug adapter could damage the product.
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Insert the Battery
1
Open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Unlatch (q) and open (w) the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
2
Insert the battery.
Insert the battery in the orientation
shown (q), using the battery to keep
the orange battery latch pressed to
one side. The latch locks the battery in
place when the battery is fully
inserted (w).
3
q
K
w
K
X
Battery
latch
Close the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
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A
Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, turn the camera off and
open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover. Press the battery latch in the direction
shown by the arrow to release the battery and
then remove the battery by hand.
A
Inserting and Removing Batteries
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries.
A
X
The Battery and Charger
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages vi – viii and 233 –
235 of this manual. Do not short the charger terminals; failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating and damage to the
charger. Do not move the charger or touch the battery during charging.
Failure to observe this precaution could in very rare instances result in
the charger showing that charging is complete when the battery is only
partially charged. Remove and reinsert the battery to begin charging
again. If the CHARGE lamp flashes quickly, unplug the charger and
remove and reinsert the battery. If the problem persists, cease use
immediately and take battery and charger to your retailer or a Nikonauthorized service representative.
The battery may be hot immediately after use. Wait for the battery to
cool before recharging.
Use the charger with compatible batteries only. Unplug when not in use.
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Insert a Memory Card
The camera stores pictures on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
(available separately; 0 251). To install a memory card, turn the
camera off and, holding the card in the orientation shown below,
slide it in until it clicks into place.
Rear
X
Memory card slot
Inserting memory cards upside down or backwards could damage
the camera or the card. Check to be sure the card is in the correct
orientation.
D
Formatting Memory Cards
If this is the first time the memory card will be used in the camera or if the
card has been formatted in another device, select Format memory card
in the setup menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format the
card (0 183). Note that this permanently deletes any data the card may
contain. Be sure to copy any photographs and other data you wish to
keep to a computer before proceeding.
A
Removing Memory Cards
After confirming that the AF lamp/memory-card
access lamp is off, turn the camera off, open the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover, and
press the card in to eject it (q). The card can
then be removed by hand (w).
D
Inserting and Removing Memory Cards
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing memory cards.
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D
B
16G
X
Memory Cards
• Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when
removing memory cards from the camera.
• Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off, or
remove or disconnect the power source during formatting or while
data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer. Failure to
observe these precautions could result in loss of data or in damage to
the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
• Do not format memory cards in a computer.
A The Write Protect Switch
SD memory cards are equipped with a write
protect switch to prevent accidental loss of
data. When this switch is in the “lock”
position, the memory card can not be
Write-protect switch
formatted and photos can not be deleted or
recorded. To unlock the memory card, slide
the switch to the “write” position.
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Basic Setup
A language-selection dialog will be displayed the first time the
camera is turned on. Choose a language and set the time and date.
Photographs can not be taken until you have set the time and date.
1
Turn the camera on.
A language-selection dialog
will be displayed.
X
2
Choose a language and set the camera clock.
Use the multi selector and J button to select a language and
set the camera clock (note that the camera uses a 24-hour
clock).
Select language
Select time zone
Select daylight
saving time option
Press 4 or 2 to
highlight items and
rotate the multi
selector or press 1
or 3 to change
Select date format
Note: The language and
date/time can be
changed at any time
using the Language
and Time zone and
date options in the
setup menu (0 185).
When setup is complete, the lens will extend and the view
through the lens will be displayed in the monitor.
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A
The Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power
source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed
or the camera is powered by an optional EP-5C power connector and
EH-5b AC adapter (0 247). A day of charging will power the clock for
about 2 weeks. If the camera displays a warning at startup stating that
the clock is not set the clock battery is exhausted and the clock has been
reset. Set the clock to the correct time and date (0 185).
A
X
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The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household
clocks. Check the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces and
reset as necessary.
sBasic Photography
Battery Level and Card
Capacity
Before shooting, turn the camera on and
check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining. Battery level is shown
in the monitor as follows:
s
Battery
indicator
Number of
exposures
remaining
Monitor
Description
Battery fully charged.
L
Battery partially discharged.
J
Low battery. Ready fully-charged spare
H
battery or prepare to charge battery.
Shutter release disabled. Battery exhausted; shutter release disabled.
Recharge battery.
Charge or exchange battery.
The monitor also shows the number of exposures remaining, or in
other words the number of photographs that can be taken at
current settings (values over 1000 are rounded down to the nearest
hundred; e.g., values between 1600 and 1699 are shown as 1.6 k). If
a warning is displayed stating that there is not enough memory for
additional photographs, insert another memory card or delete
some photos.
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A
Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for the length of time selected for Auto
off timer in the setup menu (0 189; the default for both shooting and
playback is about 1 minute), the monitor will turn off to save power and
the power-on lamp will flash. The display can be reactivated using the
power switch, rotating the mode dial, or by pressing the shutter-release
or K button. If no operations are performed for a further three minutes
or so, the camera will turn off automatically.
s
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“Point-and-Shoot”
Photography (i Mode)
This section describes how to take photographs in
i mode, automatic “point-and-shoot” modes in
which the majority of settings are controlled by the
camera in response to shooting conditions.
1
Select i.
Mode dial
s
2
Ready the camera.
Keep your elbows propped lightly
against your torso for support and place
one foot half a pace ahead of the other
to keep your upper body stable. Be
careful that your fingers or hair, the
camera strap, or other objects do not
obstruct the lens, flash, AF-assist
illuminator, or microphone. When using
the flash to take pictures in “tall”
(portrait) orientation, hold the camera
so that the flash is above the lens. If
lighting is poor, use the built-in flash
(0 112) or mount the camera on a tripod to prevent blur.
3
Frame the photograph.
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4
Press the shutter-release
button halfway.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus. If a
face is detected, the camera
will focus on the face;
Focus area
otherwise, the camera will
focus on the subject in the
focus area selected with the
multi selector before the
shutter-release button was
pressed halfway. When the
focus operation is complete,
the focus area will light
green, the AF lamp/memorycard access lamp will light,
and focus will lock (if the
AF lamp/memorycamera is unable to focus,
card access lamp
the focus area will flash red
and the AF lamp/memorycard access lamp will flash). If the subject is poorly lit, the AFassist illuminator (0 180) may light to assist the focus
operation.
s
5
Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down to
release the shutter and record the
photograph. The AF lamp/memory-card access lamp will
light while the photograph is being recorded to the memory
card. Do not eject the memory card or remove or disconnect the
power source until the lamp has gone out and recording is
complete. The photograph will be displayed in the monitor for
about a second when shooting is complete.
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A
The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera focuses
when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take the
photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.
Focus: press halfway
Shoot: press all the
way down
A
Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below, and
in rare instances the focus area and AF lamp/memory-card access lamp
may light green even when the camera is not in focus. If the camera is
unable to focus using autofocus, try pressing the shutter-release button
halfway a few times, focus manually (0 80) or use focus lock (0 79) to
focus on another subject at the same distance and then recompose the
photograph.
• The subject is extremely dark.
• The frame contains areas of sharply contrasting brightness (e.g., the
subject is half in the shade).
• There is little or no contrast between the subject and the background
(e.g., the subject is the same color as the background).
• The focus area contains objects at different distances from the camera
(e.g., the subject is inside a cage).
• The subject is dominated by regular geometric patterns (e.g., blinds or
a row of windows in a skyscraper).
• The subject is moving quickly.
s
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D
s
The Shooting Display
Although they will not appear in the final picture, jagged edges, color
fringing, moiré, and bright spots may appear in the monitor, while bright
bands may appear in some areas with flashing signs and other
intermittent light sources or if the subject is briefly illuminated by a flash
or other bright, momentary light source. In addition, distortion may
occur if the camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high
speed through the frame. Flicker and banding visible in the monitor
under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps can be reduced
using Flicker reduction (0 184), although they may still be visible in the
final photograph at some shutter speeds. Note that the temperature of
the camera’s internal circuits may rise and noise (bright spots, randomlyspaced bright pixels, or fog) may be displayed if the camera is used
continuously for extended periods (the camera may also become
noticeably warm, but this does not indicate a malfunction).
D
Temperature Warnings
If the ambient temperature is high or the camera has been used for
extended periods, particularly in continuous release mode, a warning
may be displayed and the camera may turn off automatically to prevent
damage to its internal circuits. If a temperature warning is displayed
when you turn the camera on, allow the camera to turn off and wait for
the internal circuits to cool before trying again.
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Basic Playback
1
Press the K button.
A photograph will be
displayed in the monitor.
K button
2
View additional
pictures.
Additional pictures can be
displayed by pressing 4 or
2 or by rotating the multi
selector or command dial.
s
To end playback and
return to shooting mode,
press the shutter-release
button halfway.
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Deleting Unwanted Photographs
To delete the photograph currently displayed in the monitor, press
the O button. Note that photographs can not be recovered once
deleted.
1
s
Display the
photograph.
Display the photograph
you wish to delete as
described on the
preceding page.
2
K button
Delete the
photograph.
Press the O button. A
confirmation dialog will
be displayed; press the O
button again to delete the
O button
image and return to
playback. To exit without deleting the picture, press K.
A
Delete
To delete selected images, all images taken on a selected date, or all
images in a chosen folder, use the Delete option in the playback menu
(0 150).
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Creative Photography (Scene
Modes)
Choosing a scene mode automatically optimizes
settings to suit the selected scene.
h Mode
To view the currently selected scene, rotate the mode dial to h.
To choose another scene, rotate the command dial. The selected
scene is shown by an icon in the monitor.
Mode dial
Command dial
s
Monitor
k Portrait
p Child
Use for portraits with soft,
natural-looking skin tones. If the
subject is far from the
background, background
details will be softened to lend
the composition a sense of
depth.
Use for snapshots of children.
Clothing and background
details are vividly rendered,
while skin tones remain soft and
natural.
l Landscape
Use for vivid landscape shots in
daylight.
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m Sports
Fast shutter speeds freeze
motion for dynamic sports shots
in which the main subject
stands out clearly. While the
shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down, the
camera will take up to 26 shots
at frame rates as high as 4 fps
(normal quality, size L; all figures
are approximate).
s n Close up
Use for close-up shots of
flowers, insects, and other small
objects.
u Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in
sunsets and sunrises.
v Dusk/Dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the
weak natural light before dawn
or after sunset.
w Pet Portrait
Use for portraits of active pets.
Use for a natural balance
between the main subject and
the background in portraits
taken under low light.
x Candlelight
Capture the effects of
background lighting in
photographs taken by
candlelight.
r Night Landscape
y Blossom
o Night Portrait
Reduce noise and unnatural
colors when photographing
night landscapes, including
street lighting and neon signs.
Use for fields of flowers,
orchards in bloom, and other
landscapes featuring expanses
of blossoms.
s Party/Indoor
z Autumn Colors
Captures the brilliant reds and
yellows in autumn leaves.
Capture the effects of indoor
background lighting. Use for
parties and other indoor scenes.
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t Beach/Snow
Capture the brightness of sunlit
expanses of water, snow, or
sand.
0 Food
Use for vivid photographs of
food.
1 Silhouette
Silhouette subjects against
bright backgrounds.
2 High Key
Use with bright scenes to create
bright images that seem filled
with light.
3 Low Key
s
Use with dark scenes to create
dark, somber images with
prominent highlights.
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Recording and Viewing
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Movies
Recording Movies
Follow the steps below to record movies with sound.
1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
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P button
2
Display release mode
options.
Highlight the current
release mode and press J
to display release mode
options.
3
Select 1 Movie
recording.
Highlight 1 Movie
recording and press J.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to return
to the shooting display.
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Information display
4
Choose a shooting mode.
Aperture can not be adjusted while recording is in progress;
in A and M modes, adjust aperture before beginning
recording. Shutter speed can only be adjusted in mode M,
when it can be set to values between 1/8000 s and 1/30 s.
Flexible program (0 53) is not available.
5
Focus.
Frame the opening shot and focus as
described in Steps 3 and 4 on page 29.
When using manual focus (0 74), note
that focus can not be adjusted during recording; adjust focus
before recording begins.
6
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Start recording.
Press the shutter-release button the rest
of the way down to start recording
movie footage with sound. A recording
indicator and the time available are
displayed in the monitor. In P, S, and A Shutter-release button
modes, exposure can be altered by up to
Recording indicator
±2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV by pressing the E
(N/L) button and rotating the
command dial (0 87).
Time remaining
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7
End recording.
Press the shutter-release button all the
way down to end recording. Recording
will end automatically when the
maximum length is reached, the
memory card is full or another mode is
selected.
y A Maximum Length
The maximum length for individual movie files is 20 minutes or 29
minutes 59 seconds (0 43); note that depending on memory card write
speed, shooting may end before this length is reached (0 251).
A
Autofocus and AF-Area Modes
For information on choosing autofocus and AF-area modes, see page 75
and 76 respectively.
A
Full-Time–Servo AF (AF-F)
In AF-F mode, the camera will adjust focus in response to changes in the
distance to the subject during shooting (0 75).
A
AF-ON
If AF-ON is selected for Assign Fn1 button in the setup menu (0 193),
autofocus can be initiated by pressing the f button.
A
Focus and Exposure Lock
Focus and/or exposure lock can be assigned to the f button using the
Assign Fn1 button option in the setup menu (0 193).
A
ISO Sensitivity
In mode M, ISO sensitivity can be manually set to values between ISO
100 and 6400 (0 81). In other modes, the camera automatically selects a
value between ISO 100 and 6400.
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The Movie Recording Display
w
e
q
Item
q “No movie” icon
w Movie frame size
e Time remaining
Description
Indicates that movies can not be recorded.
The frame size for movie recording.
The recording time available for movies.
0
—
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y
A
Before Recording
Choose a color space before recording (0 178).
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A
Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the monitor and in the
final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the
camera is panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed
through frame (for information on reducing flicker and banding, see
Flicker reduction, 0 184). Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and
bright spots may also appear. Bright bands may appear in some areas of
the frame with flashing signs and other intermittent light sources or if
the subject is briefly illuminated by a flash or other bright, momentary
light source. When recording movies, avoid pointing the camera at the
sun or other strong light sources. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
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The camera can record both video and sound; do not cover the
microphone during recording. Note that the built-in microphone may
record lens noise during autofocus.
Note that the temperature of the camera’s internal circuits may rise and
noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be
displayed if the camera is used continuously for extended periods (the
camera may also become noticeably warm, but this does not indicate a
malfunction).
If the ambient temperature is high or the camera has been used for
extended periods, particularly in continuous release mode, a warning
may be displayed and the camera may turn off automatically to prevent
damage to its internal circuits. If a temperature warning is displayed
when you turn the camera on, allow the camera to turn off and wait for
the internal circuits to cool before trying again.
A
See Also
Frame size and movie quality options are available in the Movie
settings menu (0 43).
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Movie Settings
Use the Movie settings option in the shooting menu to adjust the
following settings.
• Frame size/frame rate, Movie quality: Choose from the
following options.
Frame size/frame rate
o/1
p/2
q/3
t/6
u/7
x/0
Frame size
(pixels)
Frame rate 1
1920 × 1080
1920 × 1080
1920 × 1080
1280 × 720
1280 × 720
1280 × 720
30p
25p
24p
30p
25p
24p
Movie quality
Maximum bit rate
(Mbps)
(★ High quality/
Normal)
Maximum length
(★ High quality/
Normal) 2
18/10
20 min/
29 min 59 s
10/6
8/5
29 min 59 s/
29 min 59 s
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1 Listed value. Actual frame rates for 30p, 25p, and 24p are 29.97, 25, and
23.976 fps respectively.
2 Camera may turn off automatically to prevent overheating before maximum
length is reached.
• Microphone: Turn the audio recording on or off.
A
Frame Size and Rate
Frame size and rate affects the distribution and amount of noise
(randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or bright spots).
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1
Select Movie settings.
Press the G button to
display the menus.
Highlight Movie settings
in the shooting menu and
press 2.
G button
2
Choose movie options.
Highlight the desired item
and press 2, then
highlight an option and
press J.
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A
The 2 Icon
2 is displayed in full-frame and movie playback if
the movie was recorded without sound.
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 132).
Press J to start playback.
1 icon
Length
Current position/total length
Volume
Movie progress bar
Guide
The following operations can be performed:
To
Pause
Use
Description
y
Pause playback.
Play
Resume playback when movie is paused or
during rewind/advance.
Advance/
rewind
Speed increases
with each press,
from 2× to 4× to 8×
to 16×; keep
pressed to skip to
beginning or end of
movie (first frame is indicated by h in top
right corner of monitor, last frame by i). If
playback is paused, movie rewinds or
advances one frame at a time; hold for
continuous rewind or advance. Frame
advance/rewind can also be performed by
rotating multi selector or command dial.
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To
Use
Description
Adjust
Press X to increase volume, W (Q) to
X/W (Q)
volume
decrease.
Return to full/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
frame
playback
Exit to
shooting
mode
Display
menus
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Press shutter-release button halfway to exit to
shooting display.
G
See page 172 for more information.
Editing Movies
Trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected
frames as JPEG stills.
Option
9 Choose start/end point
4 Save selected frame
Description
Create a copy from which the opening or
closing footage has been removed.
Save a selected frame as a JPEG still.
Trimming Movies
To create trimmed copies of movies:
1
Display a movie full
frame.
y
Press the K button to
display pictures full frame
in the monitor and press 4
and 2 to scroll through
K button
pictures until the movie
you wish to edit is displayed.
2
Choose a starting or
end point.
Play the movie back as
described on page 45,
pressing J to start and
resume playback and 3 to
Movie progress bar
pause. Your approximate
position in the movie can be ascertained from the movie
progress bar.
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3
Display movie edit options.
Press the E (N/L) button to display
movie edit options.
E (N/L) button
4
Select Choose start/
end point.
Highlight Choose start/
end point and press J.
y
The dialog shown at right
will be displayed; choose
whether the current frame
will be the starting or end
point of the copy and
press J.
5
Delete frames.
If the desired frame is not currently
displayed, press 4 or 2 or rotate the
command dial to advance or rewind. To
switch the current selection from start
point (w) to end point (x) or vice versa,
press E (N/L).
Once you have selected the start point
and/or end point, press 1. All frames
before the selected start point and after
the selected end point will be removed
from the copy.
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6
Save the copy.
Highlight one of the
following and press J:
• Save as new file: Save the
copy to a new file.
• Overwrite existing file:
Replace the original movie file with the edited copy.
• Cancel: Return to Step 5.
• Preview: Preview the copy.
Edited copies are indicated by a 9 icon in full-frame playback.
y
D
Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least 2 seconds long. If a copy can not be created at
the current playback position, the current position will be displayed in
red in Step 5 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved if
there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
Copies have the same time and date of creation as the original.
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Saving Selected Frames
To save a copy of a selected frame as a JPEG still:
1
View the movie and
choose a frame.
Play the movie back as
described on page 45; your
approximate position in the
movie can be ascertained from
Progress bar
the movie progress bar. Pause
the movie at the frame you intend to copy.
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2
Display movie edit options.
Press the E (N/L) button to display
movie edit options.
E (N/L) button
3
Choose Save selected
frame.
Highlight Save selected
frame and press J.
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4
Create a still copy.
Press 1 to create a still copy of
the current frame.
5
Save the copy.
Highlight Yes and press J to
create a JPEG copy of the
selected frame. Movie stills are
indicated by a 9 icon in fullframe playback.
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A
Save Selected Frame
JPEG movie stills created with the Save selected frame option can not
be retouched. JPEG movie stills lack some categories of photo
information (0 134).
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P, S, A, and M Modes
#
Shutter Speed and Aperture
P, S, A, and M modes offer different degrees of
control over shutter speed and aperture:
Mode
#
P
S
A
M
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Description
Camera sets shutter speed and aperture for
Programmed auto
optimal exposure. Recommended for
(0 53)
snapshots and in other situations in which
there is little time to adjust camera settings.
User chooses shutter speed; camera selects
Shutter-priority auto
aperture for best results. Use to freeze or blur
(0 54)
motion.
User chooses aperture; camera selects shutter
Aperture-priority
speed for best results. Use to blur background
auto (0 55)
or bring both foreground and background
into focus.
User controls both shutter speed and
Manual (0 56)
aperture. Set shutter speed to “Bulb” or “Time”
for long time-exposures (0 58).
P: Programmed Auto
In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts
shutter speed and aperture according to a built-in
program to ensure optimal exposure in most
situations. This mode is recommended for
snapshots and other situations in which you want to
leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and aperture.
#
A
Flexible Program
In mode P, different
combinations of shutter
speed and aperture can
be selected by rotating
the command dial
(“flexible program”).
Rotate the dial
Command dial
counterclockwise for
large apertures (low f-numbers) that blur background details or fast
shutter speeds that “freeze” motion. Rotate the dial in the opposite
direction for small apertures (high f-numbers) that increase depth of
field or slow shutter speeds that blur motion. All combinations produce
the same exposure. While flexible program is in effect, a U indicator is
displayed. To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate
the command dial until the indicator is no longer displayed, choose
another mode, or turn the camera off.
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S: Shutter-Priority Auto
To choose a shutter speed, rotate the command dial.
Command dial
#
In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the
camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the
optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion by
blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze” motion.
Fast shutter speed (1/1600 s)
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Slow shutter speed (1/6 s)
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
To choose aperture, rotate the command dial.
Command dial
In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the
camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce
the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) increase
flash range and reduce depth of field, blurring objects behind and
in front of the main subject. Small apertures (high f-numbers)
increase depth of field, bringing out details in the background and
foreground. Short field depths are generally used in portraits to
blur background details, long field depths in landscape
photographs to bring the foreground and background into focus.
Large aperture (f/5.6)
#
Small aperture (f/22)
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M: Manual
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed
and aperture. Rotate the command dial to choose a
shutter speed, and the multi selector to set aperture
(shutter speed can also be set by keeping the
E (N/L) button pressed and rotating the multi
selector, aperture by keeping the E (N/L) button pressed and
rotating the command dial). Use the exposure indicators to check
exposure.
Shutter
speed
#
Command dial
Multi selector
Aperture
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A
The Exposure Indicator
If a shutter speed other than “bulb” or “time” is selected (0 58), the
exposure indicator shows whether the photograph would be under- or
over-exposed at current settings. If the subject is too bright or too dark
for the camera to meter, the indicator will flash.
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
• The baseline for the exposure indicator is adjusted for exposure
compensation (0 88).
A
See Also
The Reverse indicators option in the setup menu can be used to reverse
the exposure indicators so that negative values are displayed on the
right and positive values on the left (0 192).
#
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❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Select the following shutter speeds for long
time-exposures of moving lights, the stars,
night scenery, or fireworks.
• A: The shutter remains open while the
shutter-release button is held down. To
prevent blur, use a tripod or an optional Length of exposure: 35 s
MC-DC2 remote cord (0 231). The
shutter-release button on the MC-DC2 performs the same role as
the camera shutter-release button.
• B: Requires an optional ML-L3 remote control (0 231). Start
the exposure by pressing the ML-L3 shutter-release button. The
shutter remains open for 30 minutes or until the button is
pressed a second time.
#
1
Ready the camera.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level
surface. To prevent loss of power before the exposure is
complete, use a fully charged EN-EL20 battery or an optional
EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C power connector. Note that
noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog)
may be present in long exposures; before shooting, choose
On for Long exposure NR in the shooting menu (0 179).
2
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Rotate the mode dial to M. Mode dial
3
Choose a shutter
speed.
Rotate the command
dial to choose a shutter
speed of A. For a
shutter speed of “B”, Command dial
select a remote control
release mode (0 66) after choosing the shutter speed.
4
Open the shutter.
A: After focusing, press the shutter-release button on the
camera or optional remote cord all the way down. Keep the
shutter-release button pressed until the exposure is
complete.
#
B: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way
down.
5
Close the shutter.
A: Take your finger off the shutter-release button.
B: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way
down. Shooting ends automatically after 30 minutes.
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User Settings: U1 and U2
$
Modes
Assign frequently-used settings to the d and e positions on the
mode dial.
Saving User Settings
1
Select a mode.
Mode dial
Rotate the mode dial to the
desired mode.
$
2
Adjust settings.
Make the desired adjustments to flexible program, shutter
speed, aperture, exposure and flash compensation, flash
mode, metering, autofocus and AF-area modes, bracketing,
and shooting menu (0 176) settings (note that the camera
will not store the options selected for Reset shooting menu,
Storage folder, Manage Picture Control, Release mode, or
Interval timer shooting).
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3
Select Save user
settings.
Press the G button to
display the menus.
Highlight Save user
settings in the setup
menu and press 2.
4
G button
Select Save to U1 or
Save to U2.
Highlight Save to U1 or
Save to U2 and press 2.
5
Save user settings.
Highlight Save settings
and press J to assign the
settings selected in Steps
1 and 2 to the mode dial
position selected in Step 4.
$
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Recalling User Settings
Simply rotate the mode dial to d to Mode dial
recall the settings assigned to Save
to U1, or to e to recall the settings
assigned to Save to U2.
Resetting User Settings
To reset settings for d or e to default values:
1
Select Reset user
settings.
Press the G button to
display the menus.
Highlight Reset user
settings in the setup
menu and press 2.
$
2
Select Reset U1 or
Reset U2.
Highlight Reset U1 or
Reset U2 and press 2.
3
Reset user settings.
Highlight Reset and press
J. The shooting mode
will be set to P.
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G button
kRelease Mode
Single-Frame, Continuous,
Self-timer, Remote, and Movie
Modes
Choose from the following release modes:
Mode
8
7
E
%
$
1
Description
Single frame: Camera takes one photograph each time shutterrelease button is pressed all the way down.
Continuous: The camera takes photographs at about 4 frames per
second (fps) while the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way down.
Self-timer: Use self-timer for self-portraits or to reduce blurring
caused by camera shake (0 66).
Delayed remote (ML-L3): Shutter is released 2 s after shutter-release
button on optional ML-L3 (0 231) remote control is pressed
(0 66).
Quick-response (ML-L3): Shutter is released when shutter-release
button on optional ML-L3 (0 231) remote control is pressed
(0 66).
Movie recording: Movie recording begins when shutter-release
button is pressed all the way down and ends when button is
pressed again (0 38).
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1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Display release mode
options.
Highlight the current
release mode and press J
to display release mode
options.
3
k
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Select a release mode.
Highlight a release mode
and press J. Press the
shutter-release button
halfway to return to the
shooting display.
Information display
A
Continuous Release Mode
Continuous release mode can not be used with the built-in flash; lower
the flash or turn the flash off (0 112–116) when shooting in continuous
release mode.
A
Buffer Size
The approximate number of images that can be
stored in the memory buffer at current settings is
shown in the monitor exposure-count display
while the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway (up to 26 large, normal-quality JPEG
images or 9 large, RAW+JPEG fine images can be
stored in the buffer, although the number of
pictures that can be taken before the frame rate drops varies with
shooting conditions and memory card performance). The illustration
shows the display when space remains in the buffer for about 17
pictures.
A
The Memory Buffer
The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage,
allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the
memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession.
k
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the AF
lamp/memory-card access lamp will light (0 23). Depending on
shooting conditions and memory card performance, recording may take
from a few seconds to a few minutes. Do not remove the memory card or
remove or disconnect the power source until the access lamp has gone out.
If the camera is switched off while data remain in the buffer, the power
will not turn off until all images in the buffer have been recorded. If the
battery is exhausted while images remain in the buffer, the shutter
release will be disabled and the images transferred to the memory card.
A
The Shooting Menu
The release mode can also be selected using the
Release mode option in the shooting menu
(0 176).
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Self-Timer and Remote Control
Modes
The self-timer and optional ML-L3 remote control (0 231) allow
the photographer to be at a distance from the camera when a
photo is taken.
1
Mount the camera on a tripod.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a
stable, level surface.
2
k
66
Select a release mode.
Select E Self-timer, %
Delayed remote (ML-L3),
or $ Quick-response
(ML-L3) mode (0 63; note
that if no operations are
P button
Information display
performed for about a
minute after a remote control mode is selected, the camera
will turn off automatically).
3
Frame the photograph
and shoot.
Self-timer mode: Press the
shutter-release button
halfway to focus, and then
press the button the rest of
the way down. The self-timer lamp will start to flash,
stopping two seconds before the photo is taken. The shutter
will be released ten seconds after the timer starts.
Remote control mode (ML-L3): From a
distance of 5 m (16 ft) or less, aim the
transmitter on the ML-L3 at the infrared
receiver on the front of the camera (0 3)
and press the ML-L3 shutter-release
button to focus and shoot. In delayed
remote mode, the self-timer lamp will light for about two
seconds before the shutter is released. In quick-response
remote mode, the self-timer lamp will flash after the shutter
has been released.
k
Turning the camera off cancels self-timer and remote control
release modes and restores the previously selected release mode.
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D
Before Using the ML-L3 Remote Control
Before using the ML-L3 for the first time, remove the clear plastic
battery-insulator sheet.
D
Remote Control Photography
Note that the shutter may not respond to the ML-L3 remote control if
there is a bright light source behind the camera.
In $—quick response (ML-L3) —and %—delayed release (ML-L3)—
release modes, the camera responds only to the shutter-release button
on the ML-L3 remote control.
A
k
Using the Built-in Flash
To use the flash, slide the flash pop-up control to raise the flash before
shooting. The flash will not fire if it is raised while the self-timer or
delayed remote release timer is counting down. Note that when the
flash is used in self-timer mode, only one photograph will be taken when
the flash fires, regardless of the number of exposures selected for Selftimer in the setup menu (0 188). In remote control modes, the flash
begins charging when remote control mode is selected; once the flash is
charged, it will automatically fire when required. The camera will only
respond to the ML-L3 shutter-release button once the flash has charged.
In flash modes that support red-eye reduction, shutter release will be
delayed for about a second to allow red-eye reduction to take effect.
A
See Also
The Self-timer and Remote on duration (ML-L3) options in the setup
menu can be used to choose the duration of the self-timer and the
number of shots taken and how long the camera will wait for a signal
from the remote (0 188, 189).
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dImage Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each
photograph occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher quality
images can be printed at larger sizes but also require more
memory, meaning that fewer such images can be stored on the
memory card (0 252).
Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio (image quality).
Option
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG fine
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG normal
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG basic
File type
NEF (RAW)
NEF
NEF/
JPEG
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
JPEG
Description
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one normal-quality JPEG image.
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one basic-quality JPEG image.
Raw data from the image sensor are saved
directly to the memory card. Settings such as
white balance and contrast can be adjusted after
shooting.
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
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1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Display image quality
options.
Highlight the current
image quality in the
information display and
press J.
3
d
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Choose a file type.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
Information display
A
NEF (RAW) Images
Note that the option selected for image size does not affect the size of
NEF (RAW) images. White balance bracketing (0 123) is not available at
image quality settings of NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW)+JPEG.
NEF (RAW) images can be viewed on the camera or using software such
as Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 231) or ViewNX 2 (available on
the supplied ViewNX 2 CD). JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) images can be
created using the NEF (RAW) processing option in the retouch menu
(0 209).
A
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG are viewed on the
camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed. When photographs
taken at these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be
deleted.
A
The Shooting Menu
Image quality can also be adjusted using the
Image quality option in the shooting menu
(0 176).
d
A
See Also
Image quality and size can also be adjusted by rotating the command
dial while keeping the S (g) button pressed (0 194). For
information on using the f button to record NEF (RAW) images, see
page 193.
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Image Size
Choose a size for JPEG images:
Image size
Size (pixels)
Print size (cm/in.) *
# Large
4928 × 3264
41.7 × 27.6/16.4 × 11.4
$ Medium
3696 × 2448
31.3 × 20.7/12.3 × 8.2
% Small
2464 × 1632
20.9 × 13.8/8.2 × 5.4
* Approximate size when printed at 300 dpi. Print size in inches equals
image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in dots per inch (dpi;
1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
d
2
Display image size
options.
Highlight the current
image size in the
information display and
press J.
3
Choose an image size.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
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Information display
A
The Shooting Menu
Image size can also be adjusted using the Image
size option in the shooting menu (0 176).
A
The S (g) Button
Image quality and size can also be adjusted by rotating the command
dial while keeping the S (g) button pressed (0 194).
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Focus
N
The focus-mode selector can be
used to choose between normal
and macro autofocus and manual
focus modes. The user can also
select the focus area for automatic
or manual focus (0 75, 80) or use
focus lock to focus to recompose
photographs after focusing (0 79).
Focus-mode selector
N
A
Normal and Macro Autofocus
Use normal autofocus to focus on subjects about 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) or
more in front of the lens, macro autofocus to focus on flowers, insects, or
other small objects at ranges of about 10 cm (4 in.) or more. Note that
even when t (normal autofocus) is selected, macro autofocus is used
when n or 0 is chosen in scene mode.
A
Autofocus with Manual Override
After pressing the shutter-release button halfway to focus using
autofocus, you can make manual adjustments to focus by keeping the
shutter-release button pressed halfway and rotating the focus ring
(0 80). To refocus using autofocus, lift your finger from the shutterrelease button and then press it halfway again.
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Autofocus
Autofocus Mode
Choose from the following autofocus modes.
Option
Single-servo
AF-S
AF
AF-F
1
Full-timeservo AF
Description
For stationary subjects. Focus locks when shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
For moving subjects. Camera focuses continuously
until shutter-release button is pressed. Focus locks
when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Display autofocus
modes.
Information display
N
Highlight the current
autofocus mode in the
information display and
press J.
3
Choose a mode.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
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AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus area for autofocus is selected in modes
other than i.
Option
!
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1
Description
The camera automatically detects and focuses
Face-priority AF
on portrait subjects. Use for portraits.
Use for hand-held shots of landscapes and
Wide-area AF
other non-portrait subjects. Use the multi
selector to position the focus area.
Use for pin-point focus on a selected spot in
Normal-area AF
the frame.
Track a selected subject as it moves through
Subject-tracking AF
the frame.
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
N
2
Display AF-area mode
options.
Highlight the current AFarea mode in the
information display and
press J.
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Information display
3
Choose an AF-area
mode.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
Face-priority AF: The camera automatically
detects and focuses on portrait
subjects; the selected subject is
indicated by a double yellow border (if
multiple faces, up to a maximum of 35,
are detected, the camera will focus on
Focus area
the closest subject; to choose a
different subject, use the multi selector). If the camera can no
longer detect the subject (because, for example, the subject
has turned to face away from the camera), the border will no
longer be displayed and the camera will focus using Normalarea AF.
Wide-area/normal-area AF:
Use the multi selector to
move the focus area
anywhere in the frame, or
press J to position the
focus area in the center of
the frame.
N
Focus area
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Subject-tracking AF: Position
the focus area over your
subject and press J. The
focus area will track the
selected subject as it
moves through the frame.
To end tracking, press J
again.
Focus area
Note that the camera may be unable to track subjects if they
move quickly, leave the frame or are obscured by other
objects, change visibly in size, color, or brightness, or are too
small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar in color or
brightness to the background.
N
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Focus Lock
If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus (0 75), use focus
lock to recompose the photograph after focusing on another
object at the same distance as your original subject.
1
Focus.
Position the subject in the
selected focus area and press
the shutter-release button
halfway to initiate focus.
Check that the focus area is
displayed in green. Focus will lock while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
2
Recompose the
photograph and shoot.
Do not change the distance
between the camera and the
subject while focus lock is in
effect. If the subject moves,
focus again at the new distance.
N
A
The f Button
Focus lock can also be assigned to the f button (0 193), in which case
focus can be kept locked between shots by keeping the f button
pressed.
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Manual Focus
To focus manually, rotate the focus Focus-mode selector
ring until the subject is in focus (the
faster the ring is rotated, the more
rapidly focus will be adjusted). To
magnify the view in the monitor for
precise focus, press the X button.
While the view through the lens is
zoomed in, the multi selector can be
used to scroll to areas of the frame
not visible in the monitor.
N
80
The distance indicator on the right
side of the display shows the
approximate focus distance (the
actual focus distance varies with
aperture) in meters or feet; the units
used can be selected using the MF
distance indicator units option in
the setup menu (0 192).
Distance indicator
SISO Sensitivity
The higher the ISO sensitivity, the less light needed to make an
exposure, allowing higher shutter speeds or smaller apertures, but
the more likely the image is to be affected by noise (randomlyspaced bright pixels, fog, or lines). Noise is particularly likely at
settings between Hi 0.3 (equivalent to ISO 8000) and Hi 2
(equivalent to ISO 25600). Choosing Auto allows the camera to set
ISO sensitivity automatically in the range ISO 100 to 3200 in
response to lighting conditions.
Mode
i, h
P, S, A, M
1
ISO sensitivity
Auto; 100–6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; Hi 0.3, Hi 0.7,
Hi 1, Hi 2
100–6400 in steps of 1/3 EV; Hi 0.3, Hi 0.7, Hi 1,
Hi 2
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
S
P button
2
Information display
Display ISO sensitivity
options.
Highlight the current ISO
sensitivity in the
information display and
press J.
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3
Choose an ISO
sensitivity.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
A
S
Auto
If the mode dial is rotated to P, S, A, or M after Auto is selected for ISO
sensitivity in another mode, the ISO sensitivity last selected in P, S, A, or
M mode will be restored.
A
The Shooting Menu
ISO sensitivity can also be adjusted using the ISO
sensitivity settings option in the shooting
menu (0 176).
A
See Also
For information on enabling auto ISO sensitivity control in P, S, A, or M
modes, see page 83. For information on using the High ISO NR option
in the shooting menu to reduce noise at high ISO sensitivities, see page
179. For information on using the S (g) button and the command
dial to select ISO sensitivity, see page 194.
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Auto ISO Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M Modes Only)
Control
If On is selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO
sensitivity control in the shooting menu, ISO sensitivity will
automatically be adjusted if optimal exposure can not be achieved
at the value selected by the user (ISO sensitivity is adjusted
appropriately when the flash is used).
1
Select Auto ISO
sensitivity control for
ISO sensitivity
settings in the
shooting menu.
G button
To display the menus,
press the G button.
Select ISO sensitivity settings in the shooting menu,
highlight Auto ISO sensitivity control and press 2.
2
Select On.
Highlight On and press J
(if Off is selected, ISO
sensitivity will remain
fixed at the value selected
by the user).
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3
Adjust settings.
The maximum value for
auto ISO sensitivity can be
selected using Maximum
sensitivity (the minimum
value for auto ISO
sensitivity is automatically set to ISO 100). In modes P and A,
sensitivity will only be adjusted if underexposure would
result at the shutter speed selected for Minimum shutter
speed (1/1000–1 s). Shutter speeds slower than the minimum
value may be used if optimum exposure can not be achieved
at the ISO sensitivity value selected for Maximum
sensitivity. Press J to exit when settings are complete.
S
A
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) is more likely at
higher sensitivities. Use the High ISO NR option in the shooting menu
to reduce noise (see page 176). Note that ISO sensitivity may be raised
automatically when auto ISO sensitivity control is used in combination
with slow sync flash modes (available with the built-in flash and the
optional flash units listed on page 226), possibly preventing the camera
from selecting slow shutter speeds.
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VExposure
Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure in P, S, A, and M modes (in
other modes, the camera selects the metering method
automatically).
Method
Description
Produces natural results in most situations. Camera
meters a wide area of the frame and sets exposure
L Matrix metering
according to tone distribution, color, and
composition.
Center-weighted Camera meters entire frame but assigns greatest
M
metering
weight to center area. Classic meter for portraits.
Camera meters only current focus area, making it
possible to meter off-center subjects. Ensures that
N Spot metering
subject will be correctly exposed, even when
background is much brighter or darker.
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1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Information display
Display metering
options.
Highlight the current
metering method in the
information display and
press J.
3
Choose a metering
method.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
Z
A
See Also
For information on using the S (g) button and the command dial to
choose a metering method, see page 194.
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Exposure
Compensation
(P, S, and A Modes Only)
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. It is
most effective when used with center-weighted or spot metering
(0 85). Choose from values between –5 EV (underexposure) and
+5 EV (overexposure) in increments of 1/3 EV. In general, positive
values make the subject brighter while negative values make it
darker.
–1 EV
No exposure
compensation
To choose a value for exposure
compensation, press the E (N/
L) button and rotate the
command dial until the desired
value is displayed in the
monitor.
E (N/L)
+1 EV
Z
Command dial
button
Normal exposure can be restored by setting
exposure compensation to ±0. Exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is
turned off.
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A
The Information Display
Exposure compensation can also be adjusted by selecting the current
exposure compensation setting in the information display (0 7).
A
Using a Flash
When a flash is used, exposure compensation affects both background
exposure and flash level. The Exposure comp. for flash option in the
shooting menu (0 180) can be used to restrict the effects of exposure
compensation to the background only.
A
Mode M
In mode M, exposure compensation affects only the exposure indicator;
shutter speed and aperture do not change. The value selected for
exposure compensation in other modes remains in effect when mode M
is selected.
A
See Also
For information on automatically varying exposure over a series of shots,
see page 123. For information on using the f button and the
command dial to adjust exposure compensation, see page 193.
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White Balance
(P, S, A, and M Modes Only)
White Balance Options
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources; in P, S, A, and M modes, other values can be selected
if necessary according to the type of source:
Option
v Auto
Normal
Keep warm lighting
colors
J Incandescent
I Fluorescent
Sodium-vapor lamps
Warm-white
fluorescent
White fluorescent
Cool-white
fluorescent
H
Color temp. *
3500–
8000 K
3000 K
2700 K
Description
Automatic white balance
adjustment. Recommended in
most situations.
Use under incandescent lighting.
Use with:
• Sodium-vapor lighting (found in
sports venues).
3000 K
• Warm-white fluorescent lights.
3700 K
• White fluorescent lights.
4200 K
• Cool-white fluorescent lights.
Day white fluorescent
5000 K
Daylight fluorescent
6500 K
High temp. mercuryvapor
7200 K
Direct sunlight
5200 K
• Daylight white fluorescent
lights.
• Daylight fluorescent lights.
• High color temperature light
sources (e.g. mercury-vapor
lamps).
Use with subjects lit by direct
sunlight.
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Color temp. *
Description
5400 K Use with built-in or optional flash.
Use in daylight under overcast
G Cloudy
6000 K
skies.
Use in daylight with subjects in the
M Shade
8000 K
shade.
Use subject, light source, or
L Preset manual
—
existing photograph as reference
for white balance (0 94).
* All values are approximate and do not reflect fine-tuning (if applicable).
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Option
Flash
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Display white balance
options.
Highlight the current
white balance setting in
the information display
and press J.
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3
Choose a white
balance option.
Highlight an option and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
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Information display
A
The Shooting Menu
White balance can be selected using the White balance option in the
shooting menu (0 176), which also can be used to fine-tune white
balance (0 92) or measure a value for preset white balance (0 94).
The Auto option in the White balance menu
offers a choice of Normal and Keep warm
lighting colors, which preserves the warm
colors produced by incandescent lighting,
while the I Fluorescent option can be used to
select the light source from the bulb types.
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Color Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other
conditions. Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same
wavelengths. While light sources with a color temperature in the
neighborhood of 5000–5500 K appear white, light sources with a lower
color temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly
yellow or red. Light sources with a higher color temperature appear
tinged with blue. The camera white balance options are adapted to the
following color temperatures (all figures are approximate):
• I (sodium-vapor lamps): 2700 K
• H (direct sunlight): 5200 K
• J (incandescent)/
• N (flash): 5400 K
I (warm-white fluorescent):
• G (cloudy): 6000 K
3000 K
• I (daylight fluorescent): 6500 K
• I (white fluorescent): 3700 K
• I (high temp. mercury-vapor):
• I (cool-white fluorescent):
7200 K
4200 K
• M (shade): 8000 K
• I (day white fluorescent): 5000 K
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See Also
For information on using the S (g) button and the command dial to
select white balance, see page 194.
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Fine-Tuning White Balance
White balance options other than Preset manual can be “finetuned” to compensate for variations in the color of the light source
or to introduce a deliberate color cast into an image.
1
Select a white balance
option in the shooting
menu.
To display the menus,
press the G button.
G button
Select White balance in
the shooting menu, then
highlight an option other than Preset manual and press 2. If
an option other than Auto or Fluorescent is selected,
proceed to Step 2. If Auto or Fluorescent is selected,
highlight the desired setting and press 2.
2
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Fine tune white
balance.
Use the multi selector to
fine-tune white balance.
White balance can be finetuned on the amber (A)–
blue (B) axis and the green
(G)–magenta (M) axis. The
horizontal (amber-blue)
axis corresponds to color
temperature, while the
vertical (green-magenta)
axis has the similar effects
to the corresponding color
compensation (CC) filters.
Coordinates
Adjustment
Increase green
Increase
blue
Increase
amber
Increase magenta
Green (G)
Increase green
Blue (B)
Increase magenta
Increase blue
3
Amber (A)
Magenta (M)
Increase amber
Press J.
Press J to save settings
and return to the shooting
menu. If white balance has
been fine-tuned, an
asterisk (“*”) will be
displayed in the monitor.
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White Balance Fine-Tuning
The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute. For
example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such as J
(incandescent) is selected will make photographs slightly “colder” but
will not actually make them blue.
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See Also
When white balance bracketing is on, the camera will create several
images each time the shutter is released (0 123). White balance will be
varied with each image, “bracketing” the value currently selected for
white balance.
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Preset Manual
Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance
settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast. Two methods are available
for setting preset white balance:
Method
Measure
Use photo
Description
Neutral gray or white object is placed under lighting that will
be used in final photo and white balance measured by
camera (see below).
White balance is copied from photo on memory card (0 97).
❚❚ Measuring a Value for Preset White Balance
Before proceeding, choose an option other than 1 Movie
recording for Release mode (0 63).
1
Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that
will be used in the final photograph. Note that exposure is
automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring white
balance; in mode M, adjust exposure so that the exposure
indicator shows ±0 (0 57).
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2
Display white balance
options.
To display the menus,
press the G button.
Highlight White balance
in the shooting menu and G button
press 2 to display white
balance options. Highlight Preset manual and press 2.
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3
Select Measure.
Highlight Measure and press 2. The
menu shown at right will be displayed;
highlight Yes and press J.
The message shown at right will be
displayed before the camera enters
preset measurement mode.
When the camera is ready to measure
white balance, a flashing L will appear
in the monitor.
4
Measure white balance.
Before the indicator stops flashing,
frame the reference object so that it fills
the display and press the shutter-release
button all the way down. No photograph will be recorded;
white balance can be measured accurately even when the
camera is not in focus.
D
Preset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a
time; the existing value will be replaced when a new value is
measured.
A
Default Preset White Balance
The default value for preset white balance is 5200 K, the same as
Direct sunlight.
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5
Check the results.
If the camera was able to measure a
value for white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed.
If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure white
balance and the message shown at right
will be displayed. Return to Step 4 and
measure white balance again.
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Other Methods for Measuring Preset White Balance
To enter preset measurement mode (see above) after selecting preset
white balance in the information display, press J for a few seconds. If
white balance has been assigned to the S (g) button, white balance
preset measurement mode can be activated by keeping the S (g)
button pressed for a few seconds after selecting preset white balance
with the S (g) button and command dial.
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❚❚ Copying White Balance from a Photograph
Follow the steps below to copy a value for white balance from a
photograph on the memory card.
1
Select Preset manual.
To display the menus,
press the G button.
Highlight White balance
in the shooting menu and
press 2 to display white
G button
balance options.
Highlight Preset manual and press 2.
2
Select Use photo.
Highlight Use photo and
press 2.
3
Choose Select image.
Highlight Select image
and press 2 (to skip the
remaining steps and use
the image last selected for
preset white balance,
select This image).
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4
Choose a folder.
Highlight the folder
containing the source
image and press 2.
5
Highlight the source
image.
6
Copy white balance.
Press J to set preset
white balance to the white
balance value for the
highlighted photograph.
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Inspecting Pictures
The picture currently
highlighted in the thumbnail
display can be inspected by
pressing X; the picture will be
displayed full screen while the
button is pressed.
X button
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JImage Enhancement
Picture Controls
(P, S, A, and M Modes Only)
Nikon’s unique Picture Control system makes it possible to share
image processing settings, including sharpening, contrast,
brightness, saturation, and hue, among compatible devices and
software.
Selecting a Picture Control
The camera offers six Picture Controls. In P, S, A, and M modes, you
can choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of
scene (in other modes, the camera selects a Picture Control
automatically).
Option
Q Standard
R Neutral
S Vivid
T Monochrome
e Portrait
f Landscape
Description
Standard processing for balanced results.
Recommended for most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for
photographs that will later be extensively processed or
retouched.
Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.
Choose for photographs that emphasize primary
colors.
Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for skin with natural texture and a
rounded feel.
Produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes.
J
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1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Information display
Display Picture Control
options.
Highlight the current
Picture Control and press
J.
3
Select a Picture
Control.
Highlight a Picture Control
and press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
A
J
The Shooting Menu
Picture Controls can also be selected using the
Set Picture Control option in the shooting
menu (0 176).
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Custom Picture Controls
Custom Picture Controls are created through modifications to existing
Picture Controls using the Manage Picture Control option in the
shooting menu (0 106). Custom Picture Controls can be saved to a
memory card and shared with other cameras and software that support
the base Picture Control (0 109).
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Modifying Picture Controls
Existing preset or custom Picture Controls (0 106) can be modified
to suit the scene or the user’s creative intent. Choose a balanced
combination of sharpening, contrast, and saturation using Quick
adjust, or make manual adjustments to individual settings.
1
Display the Picture
Control menu.
To display the menus,
press the G button.
Highlight Set Picture
Control in the shooting
menu and press 2.
2
G button
Select a Picture
Control.
Highlight the desired
Picture Control and
press 2.
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3
Adjust settings.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
the desired setting and
press 4 or 2 to choose a
value (0 103). Repeat this
step until all settings have
been adjusted, or select
Quick adjust to choose a preset combination of settings.
Default settings can be restored by pressing the O button.
4
Save changes and exit.
Press J.
J
A
Modifications to Original Picture Controls
Picture Controls that have been modified from
default settings are indicated by an asterisk (“*”).
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❚❚ Picture Control Settings
Option
Manual adjustments
(all Picture Controls)
Description
Choose from options between –2 and +2 to reduce or
exaggerate the effect of the selected Picture Control by
adjusting sharpening, contrast, and saturation (note that
Quick adjust
this resets all manual adjustments). For example,
choosing positive values for Vivid makes pictures more
vivid. Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, or
custom Picture Controls.
Control the sharpness of outlines. Select A to adjust
sharpening automatically according to the type of
Sharpening
scene, or choose from values between 0 (no sharpening)
and 9 (the higher the value, the greater the sharpening).
Select A to adjust contrast automatically according to
the type of scene, or choose from values between –3
and +3 (choose lower values to prevent highlights in
Contrast
portrait subjects from being “washed out” in direct
sunlight, higher values to preserve detail in misty
landscapes and other low-contrast subjects).
Choose –1 for reduced brightness, +1 for enhanced
Brightness
brightness. Does not affect exposure.
Control the vividness of colors. Select A to adjust
saturation automatically according to the type of scene,
Saturation
or choose from values between –3 and +3 (lower values
reduce saturation and higher values increase it).
Choose negative values (to a minimum of –3) to make
reds more purple, blues more green, and greens more
Hue
yellow, positive values (up to +3) to make reds more
orange, greens more blue, and blues more purple.
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome
Filter
photographs. Choose from OFF, yellow, orange, red, and
effects
green (0 105).
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs from
B&W (black-and-white), Sepia, Cyanotype (blue-tinted
Toning
monochrome), Red, Yellow, Green, Blue Green, Blue,
Purple Blue, Red Purple (0 105).
Manual adjustments
(non-monochrome only)
J
Manual adjustments
(monochrome only)
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D
“A” (Auto)
Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with exposure
and the position of the subject in the frame.
A
The Picture Control Grid
Pressing the X button in Step 3 on page 102
displays a Picture Control grid showing the
contrast and saturation for the selected Picture
Control in relation to the other Picture Controls
(only contrast is displayed when Monochrome is
selected). Release the X button to return to the
Picture Control menu.
The icons for Picture Controls that use auto
contrast and saturation are displayed in green in
the Picture Control grid, and lines appear parallel
to the axes of the grid.
A
Previous Settings
The line under the value display in the Picture
Control setting menu indicates the previous
value for the setting. Use this as a reference when
adjusting settings.
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A
Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on
monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Y
O
Option
Yellow
Orange
R
Red
G
Green
Description
Enhances contrast. Can be used to tone down the
brightness of the sky in landscape photographs.
Orange produces more contrast than yellow, red more
contrast than orange.
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more pronounced
than those produced by physical glass filters.
A
Toning (Monochrome Only)
Pressing 3 when Toning is selected displays
saturation options. Press 4 or 2 to adjust
saturation. Saturation control is not available
when B&W (black-and-white) is selected.
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Creating Custom Picture Controls
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified
and saved as custom Picture Controls.
1
Select Manage Picture
Control.
To display the menus,
press the G button.
Highlight Manage Picture
Control in the shooting
G button
menu and press 2.
2
Select Save/edit.
Highlight Save/edit and
press 2.
3
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Select a Picture
Control.
Highlight an existing
Picture Control and press
2, or press J to proceed
to step 5 to save a copy of
the highlighted Picture Control without further modification.
4
Edit the selected
Picture Control.
See page 103 for more
information. To abandon
any changes and start over
from default settings,
press the O button. Press J when settings are complete.
5
Select a destination.
Highlight a destination for
the custom Picture Control
(C-1 through C-9) and
press 2.
6
Name the Picture
Control.
Keyboard
area
The text-entry dialog
shown at right will be
Name area
displayed. By default, new
Picture Controls are
named by adding a two-digit number (assigned
automatically) to the name of the existing Picture Control; to
use the default name, proceed to Step 7. To move the cursor
in the name area, hold the E (N/L) button and press 4 or
2. To enter a new letter at the current cursor position, use the
multi selector to highlight the desired character in the
keyboard area and press J. To delete the character at the
current cursor position, press the O button.
J
Custom Picture Control names can be up to nineteen
characters long. Any characters after the nineteenth will be
deleted.
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7
Save changes and exit.
Press X to save changes
and exit. The new Picture
Control will appear in the
Picture Control list.
X button
J
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Manage Picture Control > Rename
Custom Picture Controls can be renamed at any time using the Rename
option in the Manage Picture Control menu.
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Manage Picture Control > Delete
The Delete option in the Manage Picture Control menu can be used to
delete selected custom Picture Controls when they are no longer
needed.
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Sharing Custom Picture Controls
Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility
available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as Capture NX 2
can be copied to a memory card and loaded into the camera, or
custom Picture Controls created with the camera can be copied to
the memory card to be used in compatible cameras and software
and then deleted when no longer needed.
To copy custom Picture Controls to or
from the memory card, or to delete
custom Picture Controls from the
memory card, highlight Load/save
in the Manage Picture Control
menu and press 2. The following
options will be displayed:
• Copy to camera: Copy custom Picture Controls from the memory
card to custom Picture Controls C-1 through C-9 on the camera
and name them as desired.
• Delete from card: Delete selected
custom Picture Controls from the
memory card. The confirmation
dialog shown at right will be
displayed before a Picture Control
is deleted; to delete the selected
Picture Control, highlight Yes and
press J.
• Copy to card: Copy a custom Picture Control (C-1 through C-9) from
the camera to a selected destination (1 through 99) on the
memory card.
J
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Saving Custom Picture Controls
Up to 99 custom Picture Controls can be stored on the memory card at
any one time. The memory card can only be used to store user-created
custom Picture Controls. The preset Picture Controls supplied with the
camera can not be copied to the memory card, renamed, or deleted.
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(P, S, A, and M
Preserving Detail in
Modes Only)
Highlights and Shadows
(Active D-Lighting)
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows,
creating photographs with natural contrast. Use for high contrast
scenes, for example when photographing brightly lit outdoor
scenery through a door or window or taking pictures of shaded
subjects on a sunny day. It is most effective when used with matrix
metering (0 85).
Active D-Lighting: X Off
Active D-Lighting: Y Auto
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A
“Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure
before shooting to optimize the dynamic range, while the D-Lighting
option in the retouch menu (0 200) brightens shadows in images after
shooting.
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1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Information display
Display Active
D-Lighting options.
Highlight Active
D-Lighting in the
information display and
press J.
3
Choose an option.
Highlight Y Auto,
Z Extra high, P High,
Q Normal, R Low, or
X Off and press J. If
Y Auto is selected, the
camera will automatically adjust Active D-Lighting according
to shooting conditions. To return to shooting mode, press
the shutter-release button halfway.
.
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Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting can not be used with movies. Noise (randomly-spaced
bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in photographs taken with Active
D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible with some subjects. Active
D-Lighting can not be used at ISO sensitivities of Hi 0.3 or above.
J
A
See Also
For information on automatically varying Active D-Lighting over a series
of shots, see page 123. For information on using the S (g) button
and command dial to select an Active D-Lighting option, see page 194.
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Flash Photography
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Using the Built-in Flash
The camera supports a variety of flash modes for photographing
poorly lit or backlit subjects.
1
Raise the flash.
Slide the flash pop-up control to raise
the flash. Charging begins when the
flash is raised; once charging is
complete, a flash-ready indicator (M) will
be displayed and the flash lamp will light Flash pop-up control
when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
2
Choose a flash mode.
See page 113 for more information. In 0 mode, flash mode is
fixed at M (fill flash) and the flash fires with every shot.
3
Take pictures.
In i, k, p, n, o, s, and w modes, the flash fires as required. To
turn the flash off, lower the flash or choose a flash mode of s.
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In P, S, A, M, and 0 modes, the flash fires with every shot. Lower
the flash to prevent it firing.
Flash Mode
The flash modes available vary with shooting mode:
i, k, p, n, s, w
NR Auto
NjR Auto+red-eye reduction
j
Off
N
Nj
NjS
P, A
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
Slow sync+red-eye
reduction
o
NjU
Auto+slow sync+
red-eye reduction
NU
j
Auto+slow sync
Off
N
Nj
NT
S, M
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
Rear-curtain sync
0
NS Slow sync
N
Fill flash
NT * Rear curtain+slow sync
* S appears in information display when setting is complete.
In l, m, r, t, u, v, x, y, z, 1, 2, and 3 modes, flash mode is
fixed at j (off ).
1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Information display
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Display flash mode
options.
Highlight the current flash
mode in the information
display and press J.
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3
Choose a flash mode.
Highlight a mode and
press J. Press the shutterrelease button halfway to
return to shooting mode.
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Flash Modes
The flash modes listed on the previous page may combine one or more
of the following settings, as shown by the flash mode icon:
• R (auto flash): Flash fires as required when lighting is poor or subject
is back lit.
• j (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. Flash fires at low intensity
before main flash, reducing “red-eye” but increasing lag between
shutter-release button being pressed all the way down and shutter
being released.
• j (off): Flash does not fire even when lighting is poor or subject is
back-lit.
• S (slow sync): Shutter speed slows automatically to capture
background lighting at night or under low light. Use to include
background lighting in portraits.
• T (rear-curtain sync): The flash fires just before the shutter closes,
creating streams of light behind moving light sources as shown below
at left.
Rear-curtain sync enabled
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Rear-curtain sync disabled
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See Also
For information on using the f button and the command dial to
choose the flash mode, see page 193.
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Lowering the Built-in Flash
To save power when the flash is not in use, press
it gently downward until the latch clicks into
place. Do not use force; failure to observe this
precaution could result in product malfunction.
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The Built-in Flash
The shutter release may be briefly disabled to protect the flash after it
has been used for several consecutive shots. The flash can be used again
after a short pause.
Objects close to the camera may appear overexposed in photographs
taken with the flash at high ISO sensitivities.
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Flash Compensation
(P, S, A, and M
Modes Only)
Flash compensation is used to alter flash output from the level
suggested by the camera, changing the brightness of the main
subject relative to the background. Choose from values between
–3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV; in
general, positive values make the subject brighter while negative
values make it darker.
1
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
P button
2
Information display
Display flash
compensation options.
Highlight flash
compensation in the
information display and
press J.
3
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Choose a value.
Highlight a value and
press J. To return to
shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button
halfway.
Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash compensation
to ±0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is turned
off.
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Optional Flash Units
Flash compensation is also available with optional SB-910, SB-900,
SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, and SB-400 flash units; in the case of all but the
SB-400, it can be adjusted using the controls on the flash unit in addition
to the procedure described above. The flash compensation selected
with the optional flash unit is added to the flash compensation selected
with the camera.
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See Also
The Exposure comp. for flash option in the shooting menu (0 180) can
be used to restrict the effects of exposure compensation to the
background only.
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FV Lock
This feature is used to lock flash output, allowing photographs to
be recomposed without changing the flash level and ensuring that
flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is
not positioned in the center of the frame. Flash output is adjusted
automatically for any changes in ISO sensitivity and aperture.
To use FV lock:
1
Assign FV lock to the f button.
Select FV lock for Assign Fn1 button in
the setup menu (0 193), then press G
to return to the shooting display.
2
Raise the flash.
Flash pop-up control
3
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Focus.
Position the subject in the
center of the frame and press
the shutter-release button
halfway to focus.
4
Lock flash level.
After confirming that the flash ready
indicator (M) is displayed, press the f
button. The flash will emit a monitor
preflash to determine the appropriate
flash level. Flash output will be locked at
this level and an FV lock icon (e) will be
displayed.
5
Recompose the photograph.
6
Take the photograph.
f button
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
shoot. If desired, additional pictures can be taken without
releasing FV lock.
7
Release FV lock.
Press the f button to release FV lock. Confirm that the FV
lock icon (e) is no longer displayed.
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Using FV Lock with the Built-in Flash
FV lock is only available with the built-in flash when TTL is selected for
Flash cntrl for built-in flash in the shooting menu (0 181).
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Using FV Lock with Optional Flash Units
FV lock is also available with optional flash units in TTL and (where
supported) monitor pre-flash AA and monitor pre-flash A flash control
modes. See the flash unit manual for details.
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tOther Shooting Options
Restoring Default Settings
The camera settings listed below and
on page 122 can be restored to default
values by holding the P and G
buttons down together for more than
two seconds. The monitor turns off
briefly while settings are reset.
P button
Option
Image quality
Image size
White balance
Fine tuning
ISO sensitivity
Release mode
P, S, A, M
P, S, A, M
Other shooting modes
m, w
Other modes
Autofocus mode
AF-area mode
Metering
Active D-Lighting
r
P, S, A, M, m, n, w, 0,
1, 2, 3
k, l, p, o, s, t, u,
v, x, y, z
P, S, A, M
P, S, A, M
G button
Default
JPEG normal
Large
Auto
A-B: 0, G-M: 0
100
Auto
Continuous
Single frame
AF-S
Wide-area AF
Normal-area AF
0
69
72
89
92
81
63
75
76
Face-priority AF
Matrix metering
Off
85
110
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Option
Bracketing
Picture Control settings*
Exposure compensation
Flash compensation
Flash mode
Flexible program
* Current Picture Control only.
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Default
P, S, A, M
Off
P, S, A, M
P, S, A, M
P, S, A, M
P, S, A, M, 0
i, k, p, n, w
Unmodified
0.0
0.0
Fill flash
Auto
Auto+red-eye
reduction
Auto +slow sync
s
o
l, m, r, t, u, v, x, y,
z, 1, 2, 3
P
0
123,
181
99
87
116
113
Off
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Bracketing
(P, S, A, and M Modes Only)
Bracketing automatically varies exposure, Active D-Lighting (ADL),
or white balance slightly with each shot, “bracketing” the current
value. Choose in situations in which it is difficult to set exposure,
white balance, or Active D-Lighting and there is not time to check
results and adjust settings with each shot, or to experiment with
different settings for the same subject.
1
Choose a bracketing
option.
After pressing G to
display the menus,
highlight Auto
bracketing set in the
G button
shooting menu and press
2.
The options shown at right
will be displayed. Highlight
the desired bracketing type
and press J, then press G
to return to the shooting
display.
2
Press the P button.
Shooting information will
be displayed in the
monitor.
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P button
Information display
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3
Display bracketing
options.
Highlight the current
bracketing setting and press
J.
4
Select a bracketing
increment.
Highlight a bracketing
increment and press J.
Choose from values between
0.3 and 2 EV (AE bracketing)
or 1 to 3 (WB bracketing), or select ADL (ADL bracketing).
5
Frame a photograph, focus, and
shoot.
AE bracketing: The camera will vary
exposure with each shot. The value currently selected for
exposure compensation is modified as follows: for the first
shot, the bracketing increment is added to the current value;
for the second shot, the current value is used without
modification; and for the third shot, the bracketing increment
is subtracted from the current value. The modified values are
reflected in the values shown for shutter speed and aperture.
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WB bracketing: Each shot is processed to create three copies,
one at the current white balance setting, one with increased
amber, and one with increased blue.
If there is not enough space available on
the memory card to record three
images, the exposure-count display in
the monitor will flash. Shooting can
begin when a new memory card is
inserted.
ADL bracketing: The first shot after bracketing is activated is
taken with Active D-Lighting off, the second at the current
Active D-Lighting setting (0 110; if Active D-Lighting is off,
the second shot will be taken with Active D-Lighting set to
Auto).
In continuous release mode, shooting will pause after each
bracketing cycle. If the camera is turned off before all shots in the
bracketing sequence have been taken, bracketing will resume
from the next shot in the sequence when the camera is turned on.
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The Bracketing Progress Indicator
During AE bracketing, progress is shown by
the bracketing indicator in the information
display:
•
: Camera ready to take first
shot.
•
: Camera ready to take second
shot.
•
: Camera ready to take third shot.
During ADL bracketing, the setting that will be
used for the next shot is underlined in the
information display.
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Disabling Bracketing
To disable bracketing and resume normal shooting, select OFF in Step 4
on the previous page. To cancel bracketing before all frames have been
recorded, rotate the mode dial to a setting other than P, S, A, or M.
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Memory Card Capacity
If the memory card fills before all shots in the sequence have been taken,
shooting can be resumed from the next shot in the sequence after the
memory card has been replaced or shots have been deleted to make
room on the memory card.
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Exposure Bracketing
The camera modifies exposure by varying shutter speed and aperture
(mode P), aperture (mode S), or shutter speed (modes A and M). If auto
ISO sensitivity control is enabled in modes P, S, and A, the camera will
automatically vary ISO sensitivity for optimum exposure when the limits
of the camera exposure system are exceeded; in mode M, the camera
will first use auto ISO sensitivity control to bring exposure as close as
possible to the optimum and then bracket this exposure by varying
shutter speed.
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See Also
For information on using the S (g) button and the command dial to
choose the bracketing increment, see page 194.
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Interval Timer Photography
The camera is equipped to take photographs automatically at
preset intervals.
Mount the camera on a tripod and frame the subject before
proceeding.
1
Select Interval timer
shooting.
Press the G button to
display the menus.
Highlight Interval timer
shooting in the shooting
menu and press 2.
2
G button
Choose a starting time.
Choose from the following
starting triggers.
• To start shooting
immediately, highlight
Now and press 2.
Shooting begins about five seconds after settings are
completed; proceed to Step 3.
• To choose a starting time,
highlight Start time
and press 2 to display
the start time options
shown at right. Press 4
or 2 to highlight hours
or minutes and press 1 or 3 to change. Press 2 to
continue.
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3
Choose the interval.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight
hours, minutes, or seconds
and press 1 or 3 to
choose an interval longer
than the slowest
anticipated shutter speed. Press 2 to continue.
4
Choose the number of
intervals.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight
number of intervals (i.e.,
the number of times the
camera shoots); press 1 or
3 to change. Press 2 to continue.
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Before Shooting
Select single-frame or continuous release mode when using the interval
timer. Before beginning interval timer photography, take a test shot at
current settings and view the results in the monitor. To ensure that
shooting starts at the desired time, check that the camera clock is set
correctly (0 185).
Use of a tripod is recommended. Mount the camera on a tripod before
shooting begins. To ensure that shooting is not interrupted, be sure the
battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C
power connector (0 230).
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5
Start shooting.
Highlight On and press J
(to return to the shooting
menu without starting the
interval timer, highlight
Off and press J). The first
series of shots will be taken at the specified starting time, or
after about 5 s if Now was selected for Choose start time in
Step 2. Shooting will continue at the selected interval until all
shots have been taken. Note that because shutter speed and
the time needed to record the image to the memory card
may vary from shot to shot, intervals may be skipped if the
camera is still in the process of recording the previous
interval. If shooting can not proceed at current settings (for
example, if a shutter speed of “A” is currently selected in
shooting mode M or the start time is in less than a minute), a
warning will be displayed in the monitor.
If the interval between shots is long enough while the camera
is powered by a battery, the monitor will turn off and the
power-on lamp will flash between shots. Pictures can not be
played back, but images will be displayed in the monitor
automatically after shooting. Manual override (0 74) is not
available with autofocus during interval timer shooting; to
focus manually, select manual focus mode.
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Out of Memory
If the memory card is full, the interval timer will remain active but no
pictures will be taken. Resume shooting after deleting some pictures or
turning the camera off and inserting another memory card.
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Using a GPS Unit
An optional GP-1 GPS unit (0 231) can be connected to the
accessory terminal (0 3) allowing information on the camera’s
current position to be recorded when photographs are taken.
When connecting GPS units, turn the camera off and note that the
unit can not be mounted on the accessory shoe when the built-in
flash is used; for more information, see the manual provided with
the GP-1.
❚❚ Setup Menu Options
The GPS item in the setup menu contains the options listed below.
• Auto off: Choose whether the camera turns off automatically
when a GPS unit is attached.
Option
Enable
Disable
Description
The camera will enter standby if no operations are performed
for the time selected for Auto off timer in the setup menu
(0 182); if no operations are performed before standby ends,
the camera will turn off automatically. This reduces the drain
on the battery.
The camera does not turn off automatically while a GPS unit
is connected.
• Position: This item is only available if a GPS unit is connected,
when it displays the current latitude, longitude, altitude, and
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as reported by GPS.
• Use GPS to set camera clock: Select Yes to synchronize the camera
clock with the time reported by the GPS device.
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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
UTC data is provided by the GPS device and is independent of the
camera clock.
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A
The n Icon
Connection status is shown by the n icon:
• n (static): Camera has established
communication with the GPS unit. Photo
information for pictures taken while this icon
is displayed include an additional page of GPS
data (0 138).
• n (flashing): The GPS unit is searching for a
signal. Pictures taken while the icon is flashing do not include GPS
data.
• No icon: No new GPS data have been received from the GPS unit for at
least two seconds. Pictures taken when the n icon is not displayed do
not include GPS data.
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More on Playback
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Full-Frame Playback
To play photographs back, press
the K button. The most recent
photograph will be displayed in
the monitor.
K button
G button
K button
Multi selector
E (N/L)
button
X button
W (Q) button
J button
A
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O button Command dial
Rotate Tall
To display “tall” (portrait-orientation)
photographs in tall orientation, select On for the
Rotate tall option in the playback menu
(0 174).
To
Use
View
additional
photographs
View
additional
photo info
View
thumbnails
Zoom in on
photograph
Delete
images
Description
Press 2 to view photographs in order
recorded, 4 to view photographs in reverse
order. Photographs can also be viewed by
rotating the multi selector or command dial.
Change photo info displayed (0 134).
See page 140 for more information on the
thumbnail display.
See page 144 for more information on
X
playback zoom.
Confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press
O
O again to delete photo.
To protect image, or to remove protection
Change
E (N/L) from protected image, press E (N/L)
protect status
button (0 146).
Return to
Press shutter-release button halfway to exit
/K
shooting
to shooting display.
mode
Create retouched copy of current
photograph (0 199; retouch menu can also
Retouch
be displayed by pressing G button and
photo or play
selecting N tab). If current picture is
movie
marked with 1 icon to show that it is a
movie, pressing J starts movie playback
(0 45).
Display
See page 172 for more information.
G
menus
W (Q)
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Image Review
When On is selected for Image review in the playback menu (0 173),
photographs are automatically displayed in the monitor for about 1 s
after shooting (because the camera is already in the correct orientation,
images are not rotated automatically during image review). In
continuous release mode, pictures are displayed when shooting ends,
beginning with the first photograph in the current series.
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Photo Information
Photo information is superimposed on images displayed in fullframe playback. Press 1 or 3 to cycle through photo information
as shown below. Note that “image only”, shooting data, RGB
histograms, highlights, and overview data are only displayed if
corresponding option is selected for Playback display options
(0 173). GPS data are only displayed if a GPS unit was used when
the photo was taken.
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2 Retouch indicator ............................ 197
3 Frame number/total number of
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2 Frame number/total number of
images
3 Camera name
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histograms, horizontal axis gives
pixel brightness, vertical axis
number of pixels.
Histogram (red channel)
Histogram (green channel)
Histogram (blue channel)
Frame number/total number of
images
White balance ......................................89
White balance fine-tuning ...........92
Preset manual...................................94
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Playback Zoom
To zoom in on the photograph when the
histogram is displayed, press X. Use the X and
W (Q) buttons to zoom in and out and scroll the
image with the multi selector. The histogram
will be updated to show only the data for the
portion of the image visible in the monitor.
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Histograms
Camera histograms are intended as a guide only and may differ from
those displayed in imaging applications. Some sample histograms are
shown below:
If the image contains objects with a
wide range of brightnesses, the
distribution of tones will be relatively
even.
If the image is dark, tone distribution
will be shifted to the left.
If the image is bright, tone distribution
will be shifted to the right.
Increasing exposure compensation shifts the distribution of tones to the
right, while decreasing exposure compensation shifts the distribution to
the left. Histograms can provide a rough idea of overall exposure when
bright ambient lighting makes it difficult to see photographs in the
monitor.
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❚❚ Shooting Data
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1 Metering ................................................85
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L ENS
A F / VR
F L ASH T YP E
S Y N C MO D E
,
: , 1 / 1 2 5 , F5 . 6
: , 100
: +1. 3
: 1 8 . 5 mm
:
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6
7
8
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Shutter speed................................54, 56
Aperture..........................................55, 56
Shooting mode...................... 29, 35, 52
ISO sensitivity 1 ....................................81
Exposure compensation ..................87
Focal length
Lens data
Focus mode ...................................74, 80
Flash type .................................. 112, 226
Flash mode......................................... 113
Flash control ...................................... 181
Flash compensation........................ 116
10 White balance ......................................89
W H I T E B A L AN C E
CO L OR S P AC E
P I C T UR E C T R L
Q U I C K AD J U S T
S HA R P E N I NG
C ON T R A S T
B R I GH T N E S S
S A T U R A T I ON
HU E
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White balance fine-tuning ..............92
Preset manual ......................................94
Color space......................................... 178
Picture Control.....................................99
Quick adjust 2 .................................... 103
Original Picture Control 3 .................99
Sharpening......................................... 103
Contrast............................................... 103
Brightness........................................... 103
Saturation 4......................................... 103
Filter effects 5 ..................................... 103
Hue 4 ..................................................... 103
Toning 5................................................ 103
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19 High ISO noise reduction.............. 179
N O I S E R E D U C . : H I I S O, N O R M
A C T . D - L I G H T . : N O R MA L
: D - L I GH T I NG
R E T OU C H
W ARM F I L T E R
CO L OR BA L ANCE
TR I M
:
COMMENT
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Long exposure noise reduction ... 179
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21 Retouch history ................................ 197
22 Image Comment .............................. 186
23
24
25
Displayed in red if photo was taken with auto ISO sensitivity control on.
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, and Landscape Picture Controls only.
Neutral, Monochrome, and custom Picture Controls only.
Not displayed with monochrome Picture Controls only.
Monochrome Picture Controls only.
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LONGITUDE
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TIME(UTC)
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: 01:15:29
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Latitude
Longitude
Altitude
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
* Data for movies are for start of recording.
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images
Protect status .....................................146
Camera name
Retouch indicator.............................197
Histogram showing the distribution
of tones in the image (0 136).
Image quality ....................................... 69
Image size ............................................. 72
File name .............................................191
Time of recording ......................25, 185
Date of recording.......................25, 185
Folder name .......................................177
Metering ................................................ 85
Shooting mode ..................... 29, 35, 52
Shutter speed................................54, 56
Aperture..........................................55, 56
ISO sensitivity * ....................................81
Image comment indicator............ 186
Focal length
GPS data indicator........................... 130
Active D-Lighting............................. 110
Picture Control.....................................99
Color space......................................... 178
Flash mode......................................... 113
White balance ......................................89
White balance fine-tuning ..............92
Preset manual ......................................94
25 Flash compensation........................ 116
26 Exposure compensation ..................87
14
15
16
17
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19
20
21
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23
24
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Thumbnail Playback
To display images in “contact sheets” of four, nine, or 72 images,
press the W (Q) button.
W (Q)
W (Q)
X
Full-frame
playback
To
Display more
images
Display fewer
images
X
Thumbnail playback
Use
W (Q)
X
Highlight images
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Description
Press W (Q) button to increase the
number of images displayed.
Press X button to reduce the number
of images displayed. When four
images are displayed, press to view
highlighted image full frame.
Use multi selector or command dial to
highlight images for full-frame
playback, playback zoom (0 144),
deletion (0 148), or protection
(0 146).
Press J to display the highlighted
image full frame.
View highlighted
image
Delete highlighted
photo
Calendar
playback
O
See page 148 for more information.
To
Change protect
status of
highlighted photo
Return to shooting
mode
Display menus
Use
Description
E (N/L) See page 146 for more information.
/K
G
Press shutter-release button halfway
to exit to shooting display.
See page 172 for more information.
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Calendar Playback
To view images taken on a selected date, press the W (Q) button
when 72 images are displayed.
Date list
W (Q)
W (Q)
X
X
Thumbnail list
Full-frame
playback
Thumbnail playback
Calendar
playback
The operations that can be performed depend on whether the
cursor is in the date list or the thumbnail list:
To
Toggle between
date list and
thumbnail list
Exit to thumbnail
playback/Zoom in
on highlighted
photo
Highlight dates/
Highlight images
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Toggle full frame
playback
Use
W (Q)
X
Description
Press W (Q) button in date list to
place cursor in thumbnail list. Press
again to return to date list.
• Date list: Exit to 72-frame playback.
• Thumbnail list: Press and hold X
button to zoom in on highlighted
picture.
• Date list: Use multi selector or
command dial to highlight date.
• Thumbnail list: Use multi selector or
command dial to highlight picture.
• Date list: View pictures taken on
selected date.
• Thumbnail list: View highlighted
picture.
To
Use
Delete highlighted
photo(s)
O
Change protect
status of
highlighted photo
Return to shooting
mode
Display menus
Description
• Date list: Delete all pictures taken on
selected date.
• Thumbnail list: Delete highlighted
picture (0 148).
E (N/L) See page 146 for more information.
/K
G
Press shutter-release button halfway
to exit to shooting display.
See page 172 for more information.
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback
Zoom
Press the X button to zoom in on the image displayed in full-frame
playback or on the image currently highlighted in thumbnail or
calendar playback. The following operations can be performed
while zoom is in effect:
To
Zoom in or
out
View other
areas of
image
Select/zoom
in on or out
from faces
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Use
Description
Press X to zoom in to
maximum of
X / W (Q) approximately 31×
(large images), 23×
(medium images) or
15× (small images).
Press W (Q) to zoom
out. While photo is zoomed in, use multi
selector to view areas of image not visible in
monitor. Keep multi selector pressed to
scroll rapidly to other areas of frame.
Navigation window is displayed when zoom
ratio is altered; area currently visible in
monitor is indicated by yellow border.
Faces (up to 35)
detected during
zoom are indicated
by white borders in
navigation window.
P
Use the multi
selector to view
other faces, or press J to zoom in on the
currently selected face. Press P again to
return to normal zoom.
To
Use
View other
images
Cancel zoom
Change
E (N/L)
protect status
Return to
/K
shooting
mode
Display
G
menus
Description
Rotate command dial or multi selector to
view same location in other images at
current zoom ratio. Playback zoom is
cancelled when a movie is displayed.
Cancel zoom and return to full-frame
playback.
See page 146 for more information.
Press shutter-release button halfway to exit
to shooting display.
See page 172 for more information.
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Protecting Photographs from
Deletion
In full-frame, zoom, thumbnail, and calendar playback, the E (N/
L) button can be used to protect photographs from accidental
deletion. Protected files can not be deleted using the O button or
the Delete option in the playback menu. Note that protected
images will be deleted when the memory card is formatted
(0 183).
To protect a photograph:
1
Select an image.
Display the image in full-frame playback or playback zoom or
highlight it in the thumbnail list in thumbnail or calendar
playback.
Full-frame playback
2
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Thumbnail playback
Calendar playback
Press the E (N/L)
button.
The photograph will be
marked with a P icon. To
remove protection from
the photograph so that it E (N/L) button
can be deleted, display
the photograph or highlight it in the thumbnail list and then
press the E (N/L) button.
.
A
Removing Protection from All Images
To remove protection from all images in the folder or folders currently
selected in the Playback folder menu, press the E (N/L) and O
buttons together for about two seconds during playback.
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Deleting Photographs
To delete the photograph displayed in full-frame playback or the
photograph highlighted in the thumbnail list, press the O button.
To delete multiple selected photographs, all photographs taken on
a selected date, or all photographs in the current playback folder,
use the Delete option in the playback menu. Once deleted,
photographs can not be recovered. Note that protected pictures
can not be deleted.
Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar
Playback
Press the O button to delete the current photograph.
1
Select an image.
Display the image or highlight it in the thumbnail list in
thumbnail or calendar playback.
2
Press the O button.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
O button
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Thumbnail playback
Calendar playback
(thumbnail list)
3
Press the O button again.
To delete the photograph, press the O
button again. To exit without deleting
the photograph, press the K button.
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Calendar Playback
During calendar playback, you can delete all photographs taken on a
selected date by highlighting the date in the date list and pressing the O
button.
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The Playback Menu
The Delete option in the playback menu contains the following
options. Note that depending on the number of images, some
time may be required for deletion.
Option
Q Selected
n Select date
R All
Description
Delete selected pictures.
Delete all pictures taken on a selected date.
Delete all pictures in the folder currently selected
for playback (0 173).
❚❚ Selected: Deleting Selected Photographs
1
Choose Selected for
the Delete option in
the playback menu.
Press the G button and
select Delete in the
playback menu. Highlight G button
Selected and press 2.
2
Highlight a picture.
Use the multi selector to
highlight a picture (to
view the highlighted
picture full screen, press
and hold the X button).
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3
Select the highlighted
picture.
Press the W (Q) button to
select the highlighted
picture. Selected pictures
are marked by a O icon.
W (Q) button
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to
select additional pictures; to deselect a picture, highlight it
and press W (Q).
4
Press J to complete
the operation.
A confirmation dialog will
be displayed; highlight
Yes and press J.
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❚❚ Select Date: Deleting Photographs Taken on a Selected Date
1
Choose Select date.
In the delete menu,
highlight Select date and
press 2.
2
Highlight a date.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a
date.
To view the pictures taken
on the highlighted date,
press W (Q). Use the multi
selector to scroll through
the pictures, or press and
hold X to view the current W (Q) button
picture full screen. Press
W (Q) to return to the date list.
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Select the highlighted
date.
Press 2 to select all
pictures taken on the
highlighted date.
Selected dates are marked
with a M icon. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select additional dates;
to deselect a date, highlight it and press 2.
4
Press J to complete
the operation.
A confirmation dialog will
be displayed; highlight
Yes and press J.
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Connections
Q
Using ViewNX 2
The supplied ViewNX 2
software can be used to
copy pictures to your
computer, where they can
be viewed, retouched, and
shared.
ViewNX 2TM
Your Imaging Toolbox
Installing ViewNX 2
❚❚ Supported Operating Systems
At the time of writing, ViewNX 2 was compatible with the following
operating systems. For the latest information on supported
operating systems, see the websites listed on page 1.
Windows
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows
Vista, Windows XP
1
Q
154
Macintosh
Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
Start the computer and insert the installer CD.
Windows: If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to
launch the ViewNX 2 installer.
Mac OS: The contents of the CD will be displayed; double-click
the Welcome icon to display the language-selection dialog.
2
Select a language.
If the desired language is not available, click Region
Selection to choose a different region and then choose the
desired language (region selection is not available in the
European release). After choosing a language, click Next. The
dialog shown below at right will be displayed.
To view detailed installation instructions, click Installation
Guide before proceeding.
3
Start the installer.
Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions.
4
Exit the installer.
Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac OS) when installation is
complete. The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2 (includes the following three modules:
Nikon Transfer 2, used to copy pictures to the computer,
ViewNX 2, used to view, retouch, and print pictures, and
Nikon Movie Editor, used for simple movie editing)
• Panorama Maker (join pictures together to create a
panorama)
• Apple QuickTime (Windows only)
5
Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
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Copy Pictures to the Computer
Before proceeding, be sure you have installed the software on the
supplied ViewNX 2 CD (0 154).
1
Choose how pictures will be copied to a computer.
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that a
memory card containing pictures is inserted in the camera.
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied
UC-E16 USB cable; the camera will turn on automatically.
• 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.
Nikon Transfer 2 will start automatically (if a dialog is
displayed prompting you to choose a program, select
Nikon Transfer 2). Note that Nikon Transfer 2 may take some
time to launch if the memory card contains a very large
number of pictures; wait until the Nikon Transfer 2 dialog is
displayed before proceeding to Step 2.
A
USB Hubs
Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not connect the
cable via a USB hub or keyboard.
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2
Copy pictures.
After confirming that the desired camera or memory card is
displayed in the “Options” panel “Source” tab (q), click Start
Transfer (w). At default settings, all pictures on the memory
card will be copied to the computer.
q
w
3
Terminate the connection.
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.
A
Windows 7
If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as described
below.
1 Under Import pictures and
videos, click Change program. A
program selection dialog will be
displayed; select Import File
using Nikon Transfer 2 and click
OK.
Q
2 Double-click Import File.
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View Pictures
Pictures are displayed in ViewNX 2
when transfer is complete.
A
Q
Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows: Double-click the ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in the Dock.
A
For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
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Printing Photographs
Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer
(0 249) connected directly to the camera.
Connecting the Printer
Connect the camera using the supplied UC-E16 USB cable.
1
Turn the camera off.
2
Connect the USB cable.
Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do
not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
The camera will turn on automatically
and a welcome screen will be displayed
in the monitor, followed by a PictBridge
playback display.
Q
159
A
Printing Via Direct USB Connection
Be sure the EN-EL20 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b AC
adapter and EP-5C power connector (0 230). When taking
photographs to be printed via direct USB connection, set Color space to
sRGB (0 178).
D
USB Hubs
Connect the camera directly to the printer; do not connect the cable via
a USB hub.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1
Select a picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures.
Press the X button to zoom in on the
current frame (0 144; press K to exit
zoom). To view six pictures at a time, press the W (Q) button.
Use the multi selector to highlight pictures, or press X to
display the highlighted picture full frame.
2
Display printing options.
Press J to display PictBridge printing
options.
3
Adjust printing options.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option and press 2 to select.
Option
Description
Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the
current printer are listed) and press J to select and
Page size
exit to the previous menu (to print at the default page
size for the current printer, select Printer default).
Press 1 or 3 to choose number of copies (maximum
No. of copies 99), then press J to select and return to the previous
menu.
This option is available only if supported by the printer.
Highlight Printer default (use current printer
Border
settings), Print with border (print photo with white
border), or No border and press J to select and exit to
the previous menu.
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Option
Description
Highlight Printer default (use current printer
settings), Print time stamp (print times and dates of
Time stamp
recording on photos), or No time stamp and press J
to select and exit to the previous menu.
This option is available only if supported by the printer.
To exit without cropping, highlight No cropping and
press J. To crop the current picture, highlight Crop
and press 2. A crop selection dialog will be displayed;
Cropping
press X to increase the size of the crop, W (Q) to
decrease. Position the crop using the multi selector
and press J. Note that print quality may drop if small
crops are printed at large sizes.
4
Start printing.
Select Start printing and press J to
start printing. To cancel before all copies
have been printed, press J.
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Printing Multiple Pictures
1
Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge
playback display.
G button
2
Choose an option.
Highlight one of the following options
and press 2.
• Print select: Select pictures for printing.
• Select date: Print one copy of all the pictures taken on a
selected date.
• Print (DPOF): Print an existing print order created with the
DPOF print order option in the playback menu (0 166).
The current print order will be displayed in Step 3.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on
the memory card, proceed to Step 4. Note that if the
memory card contains more than 256 pictures, only the
first 256 images will be printed.
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Selecting Photographs for Printing
NEF (RAW) photographs (0 69) can not be selected for printing. JPEG
copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the NEF (RAW)
processing option in the retouch menu (0 209).
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3
Select pictures or choose a date.
If you chose Print select or Print
(DPOF) in Step 2, use the multi
selector to scroll through the
pictures on the memory card. To
display the current picture full
screen, press and hold the X button.
To select the current picture for
printing, hold the W (Q) button and
press 1. The picture will be marked
W (Q) button + 13:
with a Z icon and the number of
Choose number of copies
prints will be set to 1. Keeping the
W (Q) button pressed, press 1 or 3
to specify the number of prints (up
to 99; to deselect the picture, press
3 when the number of prints is 1).
Continue until all the desired
pictures have been selected.
X button: View photo full
screen
If you chose Select date in Step 2, press
1 or 3 to highlight a date and press
2 to toggle the highlighted date on
or off. To view the pictures taken on
X button: View highlighted
the selected date, press W (Q). Use photo full screen
the multi selector to scroll through
the pictures, or press and hold X to
view the current picture full screen.
Press W (Q) again to return to the
date selection dialog.
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W (Q) button: View photos
for selected date
4
Display printing options.
Press J to display PictBridge printing
options.
5
Adjust printing options.
Choose page size, border, and time stamp options as
described on page 161 (a warning will be displayed if the
selected page size is too small for an index print).
6
Start printing.
Select Start printing and press J to
start printing. To cancel before all copies
have been printed, press J.
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See Also
See page 242 for information on what to do if an error occurs during
printing.
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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The DPOF print order option in the playback menu is used to
create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers and
devices that support DPOF.
1
Choose Select/set for
the DPOF print order
item in the playback
menu.
Press the G button and
select DPOF print order G button
in the playback menu.
Highlight Select/set and press 2 (to remove all photographs
from the print order, select Deselect all?).
2
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Select pictures.
Use the multi selector to
scroll through the pictures
on the memory card. To
display the current picture
in full screen, press and
W (Q) button + 13: Choose
hold the X button. To
number of copies
select the current picture
for printing, hold the W
(Q) button and press 1.
The picture will be marked
with a Z icon and the
number of prints will be
set to 1. Keeping the W (Q) button pressed, press 1 or 3 to
specify the number of prints (up to 99; to deselect the picture,
press 3 when the number of prints is 1). Continue until all the
desired pictures have been selected.
3
Display imprint
options.
Press J to display data
imprint options.
4
Select imprint options.
Highlight the following
options and press 2 to
toggle the highlighted
option on or off (to
complete the print order
without including this information, proceed to Step 5).
• Print shooting data: Print shutter speed and aperture on all
pictures in print order.
• Print date: Print date of recording on all pictures in print
order.
5
Complete the print order.
Press J to complete the print order.
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D
DPOF Print Order
To print the current print order when the camera is connected to a
PictBridge printer, select Print (DPOF) in the PictBridge menu and
follow the steps in “Printing Multiple Pictures” to modify and print the
current order (0 163). DPOF print date and shooting data options are
not supported when printing via direct USB connection; to print the
date of recording on photographs in the current print order, use the
PictBridge Time stamp option.
The DPOF print order option can not be used if there is not enough
space on the memory card to store the print order.
NEF (RAW) photographs (0 69) can not be selected using this option.
JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) images can be created using the NEF (RAW)
processing option in the retouch menu (0 209).
Print orders may not print correctly if images are deleted using a
computer or other device after the print order is created.
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Viewing Photographs on TV
The camera can be connected to high-defintion video devices
using a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable
(available separately from commercial sources). The cable must
have a HDMI mini connector (Type C) for connection to the camera.
1
Turn the camera off.
Always turn the camera off before connecting or
disconnecting an HDMI cable.
2
Connect the HDMI cable as shown.
Connect to camera
Connect to high-definition
device (choose cable with
connector for HDMI device)
3
Tune the device to the HDMI channel.
4
Turn the camera on and press the K button.
During playback, images will be displayed on the highdefinition television or monitor screen. Note that the edges
of images may not be displayed.
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A
Standard Televisions
The camera can only be connected to devices with an HDMI connector.
A
Television Playback
Use of an EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C power connector (available
separately) is recommended for extended playback. Volume can be
adjusted using television controls; the camera controls can not be used.
A
Using External HDMI Displays
HDMI displays connected via an HDMI cable can be used during
shooting. During movie recording, images will be output to the HDMI
device at the resolution and frame rate selected for Movie settings >
Frame size/frame rate in the shooting menu (0 43); note, however,
that if 1080i (interlaced) is selected for HDMI > Output resolution in
the setup menu, the image will be output at 720p, while if 1920 × 1080;
30p or 1920 × 1080; 25p is selected for Frame size/frame rate, the
image will be displayed on the camera, not on the HDMI device. Movies
may be output at a frame size smaller than that selected for Frame size/
frame rate (0 43).
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Close the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
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HDMI Options
The HDMI option in the setup menu controls output resolution
and can be used to enable the camera for remote control from
devices that support HDMI-CEC (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface–Consumer Electronics Control, a standard that allows
HDMI devices to be used to control peripherals to which they are
connected). Note that when connected to an HDMI-CEC device,
the camera will turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for 30 minutes, regardess of the option selected for
Auto off timer.
❚❚ Output Resolution
Choose the format for images output to the
HDMI device. If Auto is selected, the camera
will automatically select the appropriate
format. Regardless of the option selected,
Auto will be used for movie recording and
playback.
❚❚ Device Control
If On is selected for HDMI > Device
control in the setup menu when the
camera is connected to a television that
supports HDMI-CEC and both the camera
and television are on, the display shown
at right will appear on the television and
the television remote can be used in place of the camera multi
selector and J button during full-frame playback and slide shows.
If Off is selected, the television remote can not be used to control
the camera.
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Camera Menus
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Managing Images
To display the playback menu, press G and select the D
(playback menu) tab.
G button
The playback menu contains the following options:
Option
Delete
Playback folder
Playback display options
Image review
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See Also
Menu defaults are listed on page 16.
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Option
Rotate tall
Slide show
DPOF print order
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Playback Folder
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose a folder for playback:
Option
All
Current
Description
Pictures in all folders will be visible during playback.
Only photos in the folder currently selected for Storage
folder in the shooting menu (0 177) are displayed during
playback.
Playback Display
Options
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose the information that can be displayed
by pressing 1 or 3 in full-frame playback
(0 134). Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option,
then press 2 to select the option for the
photo information display. A M appears next
to selected items; to deselect, highlight and
press 2. To return to the playback menu, highlight Done and press
J.
Image Review
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose whether pictures are automatically
displayed in the monitor immediately after
shooting. If Off is selected, pictures can only
be displayed by pressing the K button.
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Rotate Tall
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose whether to rotate “tall” (portraitorientation) pictures for display during
playback. Note that because the camera itself
is already in the appropriate orientation
during shooting, images are not rotated
automatically during image review.
Option
On
Off
Description
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are automatically rotated
for display in the camera monitor. Pictures taken with Off
selected for Auto image rotation (0 187) will be displayed in
“wide” (landscape) orientation.
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are displayed in “wide”
(landscape) orientation.
Slide Show
G button ➜ D playback menu
Create a slide show of the pictures in the current playback folder
(0 173).
Option
Start
Frame interval
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Description
Start slide show.
Choose how long each picture will be displayed.
To start the slide show, highlight Start and
press J. The following operations can be
performed while the slide show is in progress:
To
Use
Skip back/skip ahead
View additional
photo info
Change photo info displayed (0 134).
Pause/resume slide
show
Exit to playback
menu
Exit to playback
mode
Exit to shooting
mode
Description
Press 4 to return to previous frame, 2
to skip to next frame, or rotate multi
selector or command dial to skip
frames.
Pause show. Press again to resume.
G
K
End show and return to playback
menu.
End show and return to playback
mode.
Press shutter-release button halfway
to exit to shooting display.
The dialog shown at right is displayed when
the show ends. Select Restart to restart or
Exit to return to the playback menu.
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C The Shooting Menu: Shooting
Options
To display the shooting menu, press G and select the C
(shooting menu) tab.
G button
The shooting menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset shooting menu
Storage folder
Image quality
Image size
White balance
Set Picture Control
Manage Picture Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
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High ISO NR
ISO sensitivity settings
Release mode
Built-in AF-assist illuminator
Exposure comp. for flash
Flash cntrl for built-in flash
Auto bracketing set
Interval timer shooting
Movie settings
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Note: Depending on camera settings, some items may be grayed
out and unavailable. For information on the options available in
each shooting mode, see page 236.
Reset Shooting Menu
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G button ➜ C shooting menu
Select Yes to restore shooting menu options to their default values
(0 16).
Storage Folder
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Create, rename, or delete folders, or choose the folder in which
subsequent photographs will be stored.
• Select folder: Choose the folder in which subsequent photographs
will be stored.
Current folder
NIKON (default folder)
Other folders (in
alphabetical order)
• New: Create a new folder and name it as described on pages 107–
108. Folder names can be up to five characters long.
• Rename: Select a folder from the list and rename it as described
on pages 107–108.
• Delete: Delete all empty folders on the memory card.
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Folder Names
On the memory card, folder names are preceded by a three-digit folder
number assigned automatically by the camera (e.g., 100NIKON). Each
folder can contain up to 999 photographs. During shooting, pictures are
stored in the highest-numbered folder with the selected name. If a
photograph is taken when the current folder is full or contains a
photograph numbered 9999, the camera will create a new folder by
adding 1 to the current folder number (e.g., 101NIKON). The camera
treats folders with the same name but different folder numbers as the
same folder. For example, if the folder NIKON is selected for Storage
folder, photographs in all folders named NIKON (100NIKON, 101NIKON,
102NIKON, etc.) will be visible when Current is selected for Playback
folder (0 173). Renaming changes all folders with the same name but
leaves the folder numbers intact. Selecting Delete deletes empty
numbered folders but leaves other folders with the same name intact.
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Color Space
G button ➜ C shooting menu
The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color
reproduction. Choose sRGB for photographs that will be printed
or used “as is,” with no further modification. Adobe RGB has a
wider color gamut and is recommended for images that will be
extensively processed or retouched after leaving the camera.
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Color Space
Color spaces define the correspondence between colors and the
numeric values that represent them in a digital image file. The sRGB
color space is widely used, while the Adobe RGB color space is typically
used in publishing and commercial printing. sRGB is recommended
when taking photographs that will be printed without modification or
viewed in applications that do not support color management, or when
taking photographs that will be printed with ExifPrint, the direct
printing option on some household printers, or kiosk printing or other
commercial print services. Adobe RGB photographs can also be printed
using these options, but colors may not be as vivid.
JPEG photographs taken in the Adobe RGB color space are DCF
compliant; applications and printers that support DCF will select the
correct color space automatically. If the application or device does not
support DCF, select the appropriate color space manually. For more
information, see the documentation provided with the application or
device.
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ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately)
automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs
created with this camera.
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Long Exposure NR
G button ➜ C shooting menu
If On is selected, photographs taken at shutter
speeds slower than 1 s will be processed to
reduce noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced
bright pixels, or fog). The time required for
processing roughly doubles; the message
shown at right will be displayed when
processing starts and pictures can not be taken until processing is
complete (if the camera is turned off before processing is
complete, the picture will be saved but noise reduction will not be
performed). In continuous release mode, frame rates will slow and
while photographs are being processed, the capacity of the
memory buffer will drop. Long exposure noise reduction is not
available during movie recording.
High ISO NR
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Photographs taken at high ISO sensitivities can be processed to
reduce “noise.”
Option
High
Normal
Low
Off
Description
Reduce noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, lines, or fog),
particularly in photographs taken at high ISO sensitivities.
Choose the amount of noise reduction performed from High,
Normal, and Low.
Noise reduction is only performed at ISO sensitivities of ISO
1600 and higher. The amount of noise reduction is less than
the amount performed when Low is selected for High ISO NR.
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Built-in AF-assist
Illuminator
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Choose whether the built-in AF-assist
illuminator lights to assist the focus operation
when lighting is poor.
Option
On
Off
AF-assist illuminator
Description
The AF-assist illuminator lights when lighting is poor.
The AF-assist illuminator does not light to assist the focus
operation. The camera may not be able to focus using
autofocus when lighting is poor.
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See Also
For information on the shooting modes in which AF-assist is available,
see page 236.
Exposure Comp. for
Flash
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Choose how the camera adjusts flash level when exposure
compensation is used.
Option
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Entire frame
Background only
Description
Both flash level and exposure
compensation are adjusted to modify
exposure over the entire frame.
Exposure compensation applies to
background only.
Flash Cntrl for Built-in
Flash
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Choose the flash mode for the built-in flash.
Option
1 TTL
2
Manual
Description
Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to
shooting conditions.
Choose a flash level between Full and 1/32 (1/32 of full
power). The camera does not emit monitor pre-flashes.
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Manual
A Y icon flashes in the monitor when Manual is selected and the flash
is raised.
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The SB-400
When an optional SB-400 flash unit is attached and turned on, Flash
cntrl for built-in flash changes to Optional flash, allowing the flash
control mode for the SB-400 to be selected from TTL and Manual.
Auto Bracketing Set
G button ➜ C shooting menu
Choose the setting or settings bracketed when auto bracketing
(0 123) is in effect. Choose AE bracketing (0 124) to bracket
exposure, WB bracketing (0 124) to perform white-balance
bracketing (0 123), or ADL bracketing (0 125) to perform
bracketing using Active D-Lighting (0 110). Note that white
balance bracketing is not available at image quality settings of NEF
(RAW) or NEF (RAW) + JPEG.
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B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
To display the setup menu, press G and select the B (setup
menu) tab.
G button
The setup menu contains the following options:
Option
Format memory card
Save user settings
Reset user settings
Monitor brightness
Photo info
HDMI
Flicker reduction
Time zone and date
Language
Image comment
Auto image rotation
Self-timer
Auto off timer
Image review time
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Option
Remote on duration (ML-L3)
Beep
Shutter sound
File number sequence
MF distance indicator units
Reverse indicators
Assign Fn1 button
Assign J/Fn2 button
Reverse dial rotation
Slot empty release lock
GPS
Eye-Fi upload*
Firmware version
* Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted
(0 195).
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Format Memory Card
G button ➜ B setup menu
Memory cards must be formatted before first use or after being
used or formatted in other devices.
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Formatting Memory Cards
Formatting memory cards permanently deletes any data they may
contain. Be sure to copy any photographs and other data you wish to
keep to a computer before proceeding (0 156).
1
Highlight Yes.
To exit without formatting the
memory card, highlight No
and press J.
2
Press J.
The message shown at right
will be displayed while
formatting is in progress. Do
not remove the memory card or
remove or disconnect the power
source during formatting.
Monitor Brightness
G button ➜ B setup menu
Press 1 or 3 to choose monitor brightness.
Choose higher values for increased
brightness, lower values for reduced
brightness. Choose lower values if the
monitor seems too bright when an optional
external viewfinder is attached (0 231).
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Photo Info
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the information displayed in the
monitor during shooting. Select Show info or
Hide info to view or hide shooting indicators
(0 134). Select Framing grid to view a
framing grid or Virtual horizon to display a
virtual horizon to assist in keeping the camera
level.
Flicker Reduction
G button ➜ B setup menu
Reduce flicker and banding when shooting under fluorescent or
mercury-vapor lighting. Choose an option that matches the
frequency of the local AC power supply.
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Flicker Reduction
If you are unsure as to the frequency of the local power supply, test both
options and choose the one that produces the best results. Flicker
reduction may not produce the desired results if the subject is very
bright, in which case you should select mode A or M and choose a
smaller aperture (higher f-number).
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Time Zone and Date
G button ➜ B setup menu
Change time zones, set the camera clock,
choose the date display order, and turn
daylight saving time on or off.
Option
Description
Choose a time zone. The camera
clock is automatically set to the time
Time zone in the new time zone.
Set the camera clock (0 25).
Date and
time
Choose the order in which the day,
month, and year are displayed.
Date
format
Daylight
saving
time
Turn daylight saving time on or off.
The camera clock will automatically
be advanced or set back one hour.
The default setting is Off.
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Language
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose a language for camera menus and messages.
Image Comment
G button ➜ B setup menu
Add a comment to new photographs as they are taken. Comments
can be viewed as metadata in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or Capture NX 2
(available separately; 0 231). The comment is also visible on the
shooting data page in the photo information display (0 137). The
following options are available:
• Input comment: Input a comment as described on page 107.
Comments can be up to 36 characters long.
• Attach comment: Select this option to attach
the comment to all subsequent
photographs. Attach comment can be
turned on and off by highlighting it and
pressing 2. After choosing the desired
setting, highlight Done and press J to exit.
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Auto Image Rotation
G button ➜ B setup menu
Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on
camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2
(available separately; 0 231). The following orientations are
recorded:
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counterclockwise
Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. Choose
this option when panning or taking photographs with the lens
pointing up or down.
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Rotate Tall
To automatically rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs for
display during playback, select On for the Rotate tall option in the
playback menu (0 174).
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Self-Timer
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the length of the shutter release delay and the number of
shots taken (0 66).
• Self-timer delay: Choose the length of the
shutter-release delay.
• Number of shots: Press 1 and 3 to choose the
number of shots taken each time the
shutter-release button is pressed (from 1 to
9).
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Auto off Timer
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the delay before the monitor turns off
to save power when no operations are
performed; the camera will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed
for an additional three minutes after the
monitor has turned off. Note that regardless
of the option selected, the monitor will remain on for 3 minutes
while menus or shooting information is displayed and for 30
minutes when an optional EH-5b AC adapter is connected, and will
not turn off during slide shows or while images are being
transmitted using an Eye-Fi card.
Image Review Time
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose how long pictures are displayed in the
monitor after shooting.
Remote on Duration
(ML-L3)
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose how long the camera will wait for a
signal from the optional ML-L3 remote control
before cancelling the currently selected
remote control release mode and turning off
(0 66). Choose shorter times for longer
battery life.
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Beep
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the pitch (High or Low) of the beep
that sounds when the camera focuses using
autofocus, while the release timer is counting
down in self-timer and delayed remote modes
(0 63) when a photograph is taken in quickresponse remote mode (0 63), or if you
attempt to take a photograph when the memory card is locked
(0 24). Select Off to prevent the beep from sounding. Note that a
beep will not sound in movie mode when the memory card is
locked or the camera focuses.
Shutter Sound
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose whether the camera makes a sound when the shutter is
released.
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A 5 icon is displayed when an option other than
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File Number Sequence
G button ➜ B setup menu
When a photograph is taken, the camera names the file by adding
one to the last file number used. This option controls whether file
numbering continues from the last number used when a new
folder is created, the memory card is formatted, or a new memory
card is inserted in the camera.
Option
Description
When a new folder is created, the memory card formatted, or a
new memory card inserted in the camera, file numbering
continues from the last number used. If a photograph is taken
On
when the current folder contains a photograph numbered 9999,
a new folder will be created automatically and file numbering
will begin again from 0001.
File numbering is reset to 0001 when a new folder is created, the
memory card is formatted, or a new memory card is inserted in
Off the camera. Note that a new folder is created automatically if a
photograph is taken when the current folder contains 999
photographs.
Resets the file numbering for On to 0001 and creates a new
Reset
folder with the next photograph taken.
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File Number Sequence
If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains either 999
photographs or a photograph numbered 9999, the shutter-release
button will be disabled and no further photographs can be taken.
Choose Reset and then either format the current memory card or insert
a new memory card.
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MF Distance Indicator
Units
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose whether the focus distance for manual focus is displayed in
meters (m) or feet (ft).
Reverse Indicators
G button ➜ B setup menu
If
(V) is selected, the exposure indicator is
displayed with positive values on the left and negative values on
(W) to display negative values
the right. Select
on the left and positive values on the right.
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Assign Fn1 Button
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the role played by the f button:
Option
Description
Press the f button and rotate the command dial to
Flash mode
choose the flash mode (0 113).
Press the f button and rotate the command dial to
Release mode
choose the release mode (0 63).
Press the f button to select self-timer mode. Press
Self-timer
again to cancel self-timer mode (0 66).
Press the f button once to lock flash output, again to
FV lock
release (0 118).
Lock exposure and focus while the f button is
AE/AF lock
pressed (0 79).
Lock exposure at the value selected by the metering
system while the f button is pressed. Exposure will
AE lock only
not change if the composition is changed while the
button is pressed.
Press the f button to lock exposure. Exposure
AE lock (Hold) remains locked until the f button is pressed again or
the auto off timer expires.
AF lock only Focus locks while the f button is pressed (0 79).
Pressing f button initiates autofocus. When singleAF-ON
servo autofocus is selected, the camera can not be
focused by pressing the shutter-release button.
Exposure
Press the f button and rotate the command dial to
compensation choose the exposure compensation value (0 87).
Press the f button to record NEF (RAW) copies with
all photos taken the next time the shutter-release
button is pressed. Normal shooting will then resume
+ NEF (RAW) automatically. To exit without creating NEF (RAW)
copies, press the f button again. This option has no
effect when Movie recording is selected for Release
mode.
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Assign J/Fn2 Button
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the role played by the S (g) button:
Option
Description
Press the S (g) button and rotate the command
ISO sensitivity
dial to set ISO sensitivity (0 81).
Press the S (g) button and rotate the command
White balance
dial to adjust white balance (0 89).
Image quality/ Press the S (g) button and rotate the command
size
dial to choose image quality and size (0 69, 72).
Press the S (g) button and rotate the command
Metering
dial to choose metering option (0 85).
Active
Press the S (g) button and rotate the command
D-Lighting
dial to choose a setting for Active D-Lighting (0 110).
Press the S (g) button and rotate the command
dial to choose the bracketing increment (exposure and
Auto
bracketing
white balance bracketing) or turn ADL bracketing on or
off (0 123).
Monitor
Keeping the S (g) button pressed, press 1 or 3 to
brightness
adjust monitor brightness (0 183).
Reverse Dial Rotation
G button ➜ B setup menu
Reverse the direction of rotation of the
command dial and multi selector when they
are used to make adjustments to exposure
compensation (Exposure compensation)
and/or shutter speed and aperture (Shutter
speed/aperture). Highlight options and
press 2 to select or deselect, then highlight Done and press J.
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Slot Empty Release Lock
G button ➜ B setup menu
If Release locked is selected, the shutter-release button is only
enabled when a memory card is inserted in the camera. Selecting
Enable release allows the shutter to be released when no memory
card is inserted, although no pictures will be recorded (they will
however be displayed in the monitor in demo mode).
Eye-Fi Upload
G button ➜ B setup menu
This option is displayed only when an Eye-Fi memory card
(available separately from third-party suppliers) is inserted in the
camera. Choose Enable to upload photographs to a preselected
destination. Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal
strength is insufficient.
Observe all local laws concerning wireless devices. Where wireless
devices are prohibited, remove the card from the camera, as the
card may continue to emit wireless signals even when Disable is
selected.
When an Eye-Fi card is inserted, its status is
indicated by an icon in the monitor:
• d: Eye-Fi upload disabled.
• e: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no pictures
available for upload.
• f (static): Eye-Fi upload enabled; waiting to
begin upload.
• f (animated): Eye-Fi upload enabled; uploading data.
• g: Error — camera can not control Eye-Fi card.
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Eye-Fi Cards
Eye-Fi cards can not be used with optional WU-1a wireless mobile
adapters. Do not insert Eye-Fi cards while a WU-1a is connected.
Eye-Fi cards may emit wireless signals when Disable is selected. If a
warning is displayed in the monitor (0 243), turn the camera off and
remove the card.
See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card, and direct any inquiries to
the manufacturer. The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and
off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions.
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Supported Eye-Fi Cards
Some cards may not be available in some countries or regions; consult
the manufacturer for more information. Eye-Fi cards are for use only in
the country of purchase.
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Using Eye-Fi Cards in Ad Hoc Mode
Additional time may be required when connecting using Eye-Fi cards
that support ad hoc mode. Select longer values for Auto off timer in the
setup menu (0 189).
Firmware Version
G button ➜ B setup menu
View the current camera firmware version.
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N The Retouch Menu:
Creating Retouched Copies
To display the retouch menu, press G and select the N (retouch
menu) tab.
G button
The retouch menu is used to create trimmed or retouched copies
of the photographs on the memory card, and is only available
when a memory card containing photographs is inserted in the
camera.
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D-Lighting
Red-eye correction
Trim
Monochrome
Filter effects
Color balance
Image overlay
NEF (RAW) processing
Resize
Quick retouch
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Straighten
Fisheye
Color outline
Color sketch
Perspective control
Miniature effect
Selective color
Edit movie
Side-by-side comparison*
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Creating Retouched Copies
To create a retouched copy:
1
Display retouch options.
Highlight the desired item in
the retouch menu and press
2.
2
Select a picture.
Highlight a picture and press
J (to view the highlighted
picture full screen, press and
hold the X button).
3
Select retouch options.
For more information, see the
section for the selected item.
To exit without creating a
retouched copy, press G.
4
Create a retouched copy.
Press J to create a retouched
copy. Retouched copies are
indicated by a o icon.
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Creating Retouched Copies During Playback
Options other than Image overlay and Edit movie can be used during
playback.
Display picture full
frame and press J.
Highlight an option
and press J.
Create retouched copy.
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Retouch
The camera may not be able to display or retouch images created with
other devices. If the image was recorded at image quality settings of
NEF (RAW) + JPEG (0 69), retouch options apply only to the JPEG copy
(Image overlay and NEF (RAW) processing excepted). Note that the
monitor will turn off and the operation will be cancelled if no actions
are performed for a brief period; any unsaved changes will be lost.
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Retouching Copies
Most options can be applied to copies created using other retouch
options, although with the exceptions of Image overlay and Edit
movie > Choose start/end point, each option can be applied only
once (note that multiple edits may result in loss of detail). Options that
can not be applied to the current image are grayed out and
unavailable.
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Image Quality
Except in the case of copies created with Trim, Image overlay, NEF
(RAW) processing, and Resize, copies created from JPEG images are
the same size and quality as the original, while copies created from
NEF (RAW) photos are saved as large fine-quality JPEG images.
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G button ➜ N retouch menu
D-Lighting
D-Lighting brightens shadows, making it ideal for dark or backlit
photographs.
Before
After
Press 1 or 3 to choose the amount of
correction performed. The effect can be
previewed in the edit display. Press J to copy
the photograph.
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Red-Eye Correction
G button ➜ N retouch menu
This option is used to correct “red-eye” caused by the flash, and is
available only with photographs taken using the flash. The
photograph selected for red-eye correction can be previewed in
the edit display. Confirm the effects of red-eye correction and
create a copy as described in the following table. Note that red-eye
correction may not always produce the expected results and may
in very rare circumstances be applied to portions of the image that
are not affected by red-eye; check the preview thoroughly before
proceeding.
To
Zoom in
Zoom out
View other areas
of image
Cancel zoom
Create copy
Use
Description
Press X button to zoom in, W (Q) button to
X
zoom out. While photo is zoomed in, use
W (Q)
multi selector to view areas of image not
visible in monitor. Keep multi selector
pressed to scroll rapidly to other areas of
frame. Navigation window is displayed when
zoom buttons or multi selector is pressed;
area currently visible in monitor is indicated
by yellow border. Press J to cancel zoom.
If the camera detects red-eye in the selected
photograph, a copy will be created that has
been processed to reduce its effects. No copy
will be created if the camera is unable to
detect red-eye.
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G button ➜ N retouch menu
Trim
Create a cropped copy of the selected
photograph. The selected photograph is
displayed with the selected crop shown in
yellow; create a cropped copy as described in
the following table.
To
Increase size of
crop
Reduce size of
crop
Use
Description
Press the X button to increase the size of the
X
crop.
Press the W (Q) button to reduce the size of
W (Q)
the crop.
Change crop
aspect ratio
Rotate the command dial to switch between
aspect ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 5 : 4, 1 : 1, and 16 : 9.
Move crop
Use multi selector to move the crop to
another area of the image. Press and hold the
selector to move the crop more quickly.
Create copy
Save the current crop as a separate file.
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Copies created from NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW) +
JPEG photos have an image quality of JPEG fine
(0 69); cropped copies created from JPEG
photos have the same image quality as the
original. The size of the copy varies with crop size
and aspect ratio and appears at upper left in the
crop display.
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Playback zoom may not be available when cropped copies are
displayed.
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Monochrome
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Copy photographs in Blackand-white, Sepia, or
Cyanotype (blue and white
monochrome).
Selecting Sepia or Cyanotype
displays a preview of the
selected image; press 1 to
increase color saturation, 3 to
decrease. Press J to create a
monochrome copy.
Filter Effects
Increase
saturation
Decrease
saturation
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Choose from the following filter effects. After adjusting filter
effects as described below, press J to copy the photograph.
Option
Skylight
Warm filter
Description
Creates the effect of a skylight filter,
making the picture less blue. The
effect can be previewed in the
monitor as shown at right.
Creates a copy with warm tone filter
effects, giving the copy a “warm” red
cast. The effect can be previewed in
the monitor.
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Option
Description
Red intensifier Intensify reds (Red intensifier),
greens (Green intensifier), or blues
Green
(Blue intensifier). Press 1 to
intensifier
increase the effect, 3 to decrease.
Blue intensifier
Add starburst effects to light sources.
• Number of points: Choose from four,
six, or eight.
• Filter amount: Choose the
brightness of the light sources
affected.
• Filter angle: Choose the angle of the
Cross screen
points.
• Length of points: Choose the length
of points.
• Confirm: Preview the effects of the
filter as shown at right. Press X to
preview the copy full frame.
• Save: Create a retouched copy.
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Add a soft filter effect. Press 1 or 3
to choose the filter strength.
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Color Balance
Use the multi selector to create a copy with
modified color balance as shown below. The
effect is displayed in the monitor together
with red, green, and blue histograms (0 135)
giving the distribution of tones in the copy.
Increase amount of green
Create retouched copy
Increase amount of blue
Increase amount of amber
Increase amount of magenta
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Zoom
To zoom in on the image displayed in the
monitor, press the X button. The histogram will
be updated to show data only for the portion of
the image displayed in the monitor. While the
image is zoomed in, press the E (N/L) button
to toggle back and forth between color balance
and zoom. When zoom is selected, you can zoom
in and out with the X and W (Q) buttons and scroll the image with the
multi selector.
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G button ➜ N retouch menu
Image Overlay
Image overlay combines two existing NEF (RAW) photographs to
create a single picture that is saved separately from the originals;
the results, which make use of RAW data from the camera image
sensor, are noticeably better than overlays created in an imaging
application. The new picture is saved at current image quality and
size settings; before creating an overlay, set image quality and size
(0 69, 72; all options are available). To create an NEF (RAW) copy,
choose an image quality of NEF (RAW).
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1
Select Image overlay.
Highlight Image overlay in
the retouch menu and press
2.
The dialog shown at right will
be displayed, with Image 1
highlighted; press J to
display a list of the NEF (RAW)
pictures created with this
camera.
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2
Select the first image.
Use the multi selector to
highlight the first photograph
in the overlay. To view the
highlighted photograph full
frame, press and hold the X
button. Press J to select the highlighted photograph and
return to the preview display.
3
Select the second image.
The selected image will appear as Image 1. Highlight
Image 2 and press J, then select the second photo as
described in Step 2.
4
Adjust gain.
Highlight Image 1 or Image 2
and optimize exposure for the
overlay by pressing 1 or 3 to
select gain from values
between 0.1 and 2.0. Repeat
for the second image. The default value is 1.0; select 0.5 to
halve gain or 2.0 to double it. The effects of gain are visible in
the Preview column.
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5
Preview the overlay.
Press 4 or 2 to place the
cursor in the Preview column
and press 1 or 3 to highlight
Overlay. Press J to preview
the overlay as shown at right
(to save the overlay without displaying a preview, select
Save). To return to Step 4 and select new photos or adjust
gain, press W (Q).
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Save the overlay.
Press J while the preview is
displayed to save the overlay.
After an overlay is created, the
resulting image will be
displayed full-frame in the
monitor.
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Image Overlay
The overlay has the same photo info (including date of recording,
metering, shutter speed, aperture, shooting mode, exposure
compensation, and image orientation) and values for white balance and
Picture Control as the photograph selected for Image 1. The current
image comment is appended to the overlay when it is saved.
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NEF (RAW) Processing
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) photographs (0 69).
1
Select NEF (RAW)
processing.
Highlight NEF (RAW)
processing in the retouch
menu and press 2 to display a
picture selection dialog listing
only NEF (RAW) images created with this camera.
2
Select a photograph.
Use the multi selector to
highlight a photograph (to
view the highlighted
photograph full frame, press
and hold the X button). Press
J to select the highlighted photograph and proceed to the
next step.
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3
Adjust NEF (RAW) processing settings.
Adjust the settings listed below. Note that white balance is
not available with pictures created with image overlay, and
that exposure compensation can only be set to values
between –2 and +2 EV. If Auto is selected for white balance,
it will be set to whichever of Normal and Keep warm
lighting colors was in effect when the picture was taken. The
Picture Control grid is not displayed when Picture Controls
are adjusted.
Image quality (0 69)
Image size (0 72)
White balance (0 89)
Exposure compensation (0 87)
Picture Control (0 99)
High ISO NR (0 179)
D-Lighting (0 200)
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Copy the photograph.
Highlight EXE and press J to
create a JPEG copy of the
selected photograph (note
that the copy will be recorded
in the color space currently
selected in the shooting menu, not the color space selected
at the time the photograph was taken; 0 178). The resulting
image will be displayed full-frame in the monitor. To exit
without copying the photograph, press the G button.
Resize
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create small copies of selected photographs.
1
Select Resize.
To resize selected images,
press G to display the
menus and select Resize in the
retouch menu.
2
Choose a size.
Highlight Choose size and
press 2.
The options shown at right will
be displayed; highlight an
option and press J.
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3
Choose pictures.
Highlight Select image
and press 2.
Highlight pictures using
the multi selector and
press the W (Q) button to
select or deselect (to view
the highlighted picture
full screen, press and hold W (Q) button
the X button). Selected
pictures are marked by a 8 icon. Press J when the selection
is complete.
4
Save the resized
copies.
A confirmation dialog will
be displayed. Highlight
Yes and press J to save
the resized copies.
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Viewing Resized Copies
Playback zoom may not be available when resized copies are displayed.
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Image Quality
Copies created from NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW) + JPEG photos have an
image quality (0 69) of JPEG fine; copies created from JPEG photos have
the same image quality as the original.
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Quick Retouch
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies with enhanced saturation and
contrast. D-Lighting is applied as required to
brighten dark or backlit subjects.
Press 1 or 3 to choose the amount of
enhancement. The effect can be previewed in
the edit display. Press J to copy the photograph.
Straighten
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a straightened copy of the selected
image. Press 2 to rotate the image clockwise
by up to five degrees in increments of
approximately 0.25 degrees, 4 to rotate it
counterclockwise (the effect can be
previewed in the edit display; note that edges
of the image will be trimmed to create a square copy). Press J to
copy the photograph, or press K to exit to playback without
creating a copy.
Fisheye
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies that appear to have been taken
with a fisheye lens. Press 2 to increase the
effect (this also increases the amount that will
be cropped out at the edges of the image), 4
to reduce it. The effect can be previewed in
the edit display. Press J to copy the
photograph, or press K to exit to playback without creating a
copy.
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G button ➜ N retouch menu
Color Outline
Create an outline copy of a photograph to use
as a base for painting. The effect can be
previewed in the edit display. Press J to copy
the photograph.
Before
Color Sketch
After
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a copy of a photograph that resembles
a sketch made with colored pencils. Press 1
or 3 to highlight Vividness or Outlines and
press 4 or 2 to change. Vividness can be
increased to make colors more saturated, or
decreased for a washed-out, monochromatic
effect, while outlines can be made thicker or thinner. Thicker
outlines make colors more saturated. The results can be previewed
in the edit display. Press J to copy the photograph, or press K to
exit to playback without creating a copy.
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Perspective Control
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies that reduce the effects of
perspective taken from the base of a tall
object. Use the multi selector to adjust
perspective (note that greater amounts of
perspective control result in more of the
edges being cropped out). The results can be
previewed in the edit display. Press J to copy the photograph, or
press K to exit to playback without creating a copy.
Before
After
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G button ➜ N retouch menu
Miniature Effect
Create a copy that appears to be a photo of a diorama. Works best
with photos taken from a high vantage point. The area that will be
in focus in the copy is indicated by a yellow frame.
To
Choose
orientation
Press
Description
Press W (Q) to choose orientation of area that
W (Q)
is in focus.
If area of effect is in wide
orientation, press 1 or
3 to position frame
showing area of copy
that will be in focus.
Choose area in
focus
Area in focus
If area of effect is in tall
orientation, press 4 or 2
to position frame
showing area of copy
that will be in focus.
If area of effect is in wide orientation, press 4
or 2 to choose height.
Choose size
If area of effect is in tall orientation, press 1 or
3 to choose width.
Preview copy
X
Cancel
K
Create copy
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Preview copy.
Exit to full-frame playback without creating
copy.
Create copy.
Selective Color
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a copy in which only selected hues appear in color.
1
Select Selective color.
Highlight Selective color
in the retouch menu and
press 2 to display a
picture selection dialog.
2
Select a photograph.
Highlight a photograph
(to view the highlighted
photograph full frame,
press and hold the X
button). Press J to select
the highlighted photograph and proceed to the next step.
3
Select a color.
Selected color
Use the multi selector to
position the cursor over an
object and press
E (N/L) to select the
color of the object as one
that will remain in the final E (N/L) button
copy (the camera may
have difficulty detecting unsaturated colors; choose a
saturated color). To zoom in on the picture for precise color
selection, press X. Press W (Q) to zoom out.
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4
Highlight the color range.
Color range
Rotate the command dial to
highlight the color range for
the selected color.
5
Choose the color range.
Press 1 or 3 to increase or
decrease the range of similar
hues that will be included in
the final photograph. Choose
from values between 1 and 7;
note that higher values may include hues from other colors.
The effect can be previewed in the edit display.
6
Select additional colors.
To select additional colors,
rotate the command dial to
highlight another of the three
color boxes at the top of the
display and repeat Steps 3–5
to select another color. Repeat for a third color if desired. To
deselect the highlighted color, press O (To remove all colors,
press and hold O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed;
select Yes).
7
Save the edited copy.
Press J to copy the
photograph.
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Side-by-Side Comparison
Compare retouched copies to the original photographs. This
option is only available if the J button is pressed to display the
retouch menu when a copy or original is played back full frame.
1
Select a picture.
Select a retouched copy
(shown by a N icon) or a
photograph that has been
retouched in full-frame
playback and press J.
2
Select Side-by-side
comparison.
Highlight Side-by-side
comparison in the retouch
menu and press J.
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3
Compare the copy with the
original.
Options used to create
copy
The source image is displayed
on the left, the retouched copy
on the right, with the options
used to create the copy listed
at the top of the display. Press
4 or 2 to switch between the
Source Retouched
image
copy
source image and the
retouched copy. To view the
highlighted picture full frame, press and hold the X button. If
the copy was created from two images using Image overlay,
press 1 or 3 to view the other source image. If multiple
copies exist for the current source image, press 1 or 3 to
view the other copies. To exit to playback mode, press the K
button, or press J to return to playback with the highlighted
image displayed.
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Side-by-Side comparison
The source image will not be displayed if the copy was created from a
photograph that was protected (0 146) or on a locked memory card
(0 24).
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m Recent Settings/O My Menu
To display the recent settings menu, press G and select the m
(recent settings) tab.
G button
The recent settings menu lists the 20 most
recently used settings, with the most recentlyused items first. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an
option and press 2 to select.
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Removing Items from the Recent Settings Menu
To remove an item from the recent settings menu, highlight it and press
the O button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to
delete the selected item.
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My Menu
To access a customized menu of up to 20 options selected from the
playback, shooting, setup, and retouch menus, select O My Menu
for m Recent settings > Choose tab.
1
Select Choose tab.
In the recent settings menu
(m), highlight Choose tab and
press 2.
2
Select O My Menu.
Highlight O My Menu and
press J. The name of the
menu will change from
“RECENT SETTINGS” to “MY
MENU.”
To view recent settings again, select m Recent settings for O My
Menu > Choose tab.
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❚❚ Adding Options to My Menu
1
Select Add items.
In My Menu (O), highlight Add
items and press 2.
2
Select a menu.
Highlight the name of the
menu containing the option
you wish to add and press 2.
3
Select an item.
Highlight the desired menu
item and press J.
4
Position the new item.
Press 1 or 3 to move the new
item up or down in My Menu.
Press J to add the new item.
5
Add more items.
The items currently displayed
in My Menu are indicated by a
check mark. Items indicated
by a V icon can not be
selected. Repeat steps 1–4 to
select additional items.
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❚❚ Deleting Options from My Menu
1
Select Remove items.
In My Menu (O), highlight Remove items and press 2.
2
Select items.
Highlight items and press 2 to
select or deselect. Selected
items are indicated by a check
mark.
3
Delete the selected items.
Highlight Done and press J.
A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; press J again to
delete the selected items.
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Deleting Items in My Menu
To delete the item currently highlighted in My Menu, press the O button.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to remove the
selected item from My Menu.
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❚❚ Reordering Options in My Menu
1
Select Rank items.
In My Menu (O), highlight Rank items and press 2.
2
Select an item.
Highlight the item you
wish to move and press J.
3
Position the item.
Press 1 or 3 to move the
item up or down in My
Menu and press J.
Repeat Steps 2–3 to
reposition additional
items.
4
Exit to My Menu.
Press the G button to
return to My Menu.
G button
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Technical Notes
n
Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories,
cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error
message is displayed or you encounter problems using the camera.
Optional Flash Units
(Speedlights)
Compatible optional flash units can be attached directly to the
camera accessory shoe as described below. The accessory shoe is
equipped with a safety lock for flash units with a locking pin.
1
Remove the accessory shoe cover.
2
Mount the flash unit on the
accessory shoe.
See the manual provided with the flash
unit for details. The built-in flash will not
fire when an optional flash unit is
attached.
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Use Only Nikon Flash Accessories
Use only Nikon flash units. Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V
applied to the accessory shoe could not only prevent normal operation,
but damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash.
Compatible Flash Units
The camera can be used with the flash units listed below (for the
latest information on compatible flash units, see the websites listed
on page 1). For more information, refer to the documentation
provided with the flash unit.
Flash unit
Feature
Guide No. 2
ISO 100
ISO 200
SB-910 1
34/111
48/157
SB-900 1
34/111
48/157
SB-800
38/125
53/174
SB-700 1
28/92
39/128
SB-600
30/98
42/138
SB-400
21/69
30/98
1 If a color filter is attached to the SB-910, SB-900, or SB-700 when v or N (flash)
is selected for white balance, the camera will automatically detect the filter and
adjust white balance appropriately.
2 m/ft., 20 °C (68 °F), SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and SB-600 at 35 mm zoom
head position; SB-910, SB-900, and SB-700 with standard illumination.
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The following features are available with compatible flash units:
Compatible flash units
Single flash
SB-900
SB-910
i-TTL balanced fill-flash 1
z
i-TTL
Standard i-TTL flash
z2
AA Auto aperture
z3
A Non-TTL auto
z3
GN Distance-priority manual
z
M Manual
z
RPT Repeating flash
z
Flash Color Information Communication
z
z
FV Lock 5
Red-eye reduction
z
Camera flash mode selection
—
Camera flash unit firmware update
z
1
2
3
4
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SB-800
SB-700
SB-600
SB-400
z
z2
z3
z3
z
z
z
z
z
z
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z
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z
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Not available with spot metering.
Can also be selected with flash unit.
AA/A mode selection performed on flash unit using custom settings.
Can only be selected with camera.
Available with i-TTL flash control and when monitor pre-flashes are used in AA
and A modes.
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i-TTL Flash Control
In i-TTL flash control, the camera adjusts the flash level based on
reflections from a series of nearly invisible pre-flashes (monitor preflashes) emitted by the flash unit immediately before firing. There are
two types of i-TTL flash control: i-TTL balanced fill-flash, in which flash
output is adjusted for a natural balance between the main subject and
ambient background lighting, and standard i-TTL flash, in which flash
output is adjusted to bright lighting in the frame to a standard level
without taking the brightness of the background into account. To use
i-TTL flash control with optional flash units other than the SB-400, select
i-TTL flash control mode on the flash unit before shooting. When using
an SB-700 or SB-400, note that i-TTL balanced fill-flash is activated
automatically when matrix or center-weighted metering is selected with
the camera, while standard i-TTL is used with spot metering.
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Optional Flash Units
Optional flash units enter standby when the camera is turned off; check
the flash-ready indicator on the flash unit before shooting. Auto power
zoom is supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, and SB-600
flash units, but note that a wide panel may be required to eliminate
vignetting at ranges under 2 m (6 ft 7 in.). Advanced Wireless Lighting,
auto FP high-speed sync, and AF-assist for multi-area AF are not
supported.
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Other Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available for
the COOLPIX A.
• Power Connector EP-5C, AC Adapter EH-5b: These accessories can
be used to power the camera for extended periods (EH-5a
and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). An EP-5C power
connector is required to connect the camera to the EH-5b,
EH-5a, or EH-5. The power connector and adapters are
each sold separately.
Power sources
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Before closing the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover, be sure the power connector cable is fully inserted
in the power connector slot. The cable could be damaged
if caught between the cover and the edge of the battery
chamber when the cover is closed. After closing the
cover, connect the cable to the DC socket on the AC
adapter.
Viewfinders
Software
• Optical Viewfinder DF-CP1: Attaches to the camera accessory
shoe; covers the angle of view equivalent to that of a
28 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format.
• Capture NX 2: A complete photo editing package offering
such features as white balance adjustment and color
control points.
Note: See the websites listed on page 1 for the latest
information on supported operating systems.
• Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (0 66): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
CR2025 battery; for safety precautions, see page vii.
Remote
controls/
remote cords
GPS units
Wireless
mobile
adapters
Pressing the battery-chamber latch to the right (q), insert
a fingernail into the gap and open the battery chamber
(w). Ensure that the battery is inserted in the correct
orientation (r).
• Remote Cord MC-DC2
GPS Unit GP-1: The GP-1 attaches to the camera accessory
shoe, allowing the current latitude, longitude, altitude, and
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to be recorded when
photographs are taken.
Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a: Supports two-way
communication between the camera and smart devices
running the software supplied with the adapter. The WU-1a
can not be used with Eye-Fi cards; do not insert Eye-Fi cards
while the WU-1a is connected. For more information, see
Nikon catalogs or websites or the manual provided with the
WU-1a.
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Caring for the Camera
Cleaning
Camera body
Lens
Monitor
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or
seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened
in distilled water and dry thoroughly.
Important: Dust or other foreign matter inside the camera may
cause damage not covered under warranty.
This glass element is easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can
vertical to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove
fingerprints and other stains, apply a small amount of lens
cleaner to a soft, dry cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing
fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a
soft, dry cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as
this could result in damage or malfunction.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Storage
When the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove
the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover in
place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, wellventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are humid (have a humidty of 60% or more) or poorly ventilated
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F) or below
–10 °C (14 °F)
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Caring for the Camera and
Battery: Cautions
Caring for the Camera
Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if immersed
in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the internal
mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such as
those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent condensation, place
the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before exposing it to sudden
changes in temperature.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields: Do not use or store this device in the
vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation or
magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by
equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor,
damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal
circuitry.
Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun
or other strong light source for an extended period. Intense light may
cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect in
photographs.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source: Do not
unplug the product or remove the battery while the product is on or while
images are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these
circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product memory
or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of power, avoid
carrying the product from one location to another while the AC adapter is
connected.
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Notes on the monitor: The monitor is constructed with extremely high
precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01%
being missing or defective. Hence while these displays may contain pixels
that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this is not
a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the device.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or
malfunction. Dust or lint on the monitor can be removed with a blower.
Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
leather. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury
from broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor touching
the skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
Caring for the Battery
Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling batteries:
• Use only batteries approved for use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the camera or charger when not in use and
replace the terminal cover. These devices draw minute amounts of
charge even when off and could draw the battery down to the point
that it will no longer function. If the battery will not be used for some
time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it and storing
it in a location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to
77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold locations). Repeat this process at least
once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off repeatedly when the battery is fully
discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been fully
discharged must be charged before use.
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• The internal temperature of the battery may rise while the battery is in
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature is
elevated will impair battery performance, and the battery may not
charge or charge only partially. Wait for the battery to cool before
charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair
battery performance.
• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge
when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement.
Purchase a new EN-EL20 battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important
occasions, ready a spare EN-EL20 battery and keep it fully charged.
Depending on your location, it may be difficult to purchase replacement
batteries on short notice. Note that on cold days, the capacity of
batteries tends to decrease. Be sure the battery is fully charged before
taking photographs outside in cold weather. Keep a spare battery in a
warm place and exchange the two as necessary. Once warmed, a cold
battery may recover some of its charge.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource; recycle in accord with local
regulations.
• Charge the battery indoors at ambient temperatures of 5 °C–35 °C
(41 °F–95 °F). Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below
0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F); failure to observe this precaution
could damage the battery or impair its performance. Capacity may be
reduced and charging times may increase at battery temperatures from
0 °C (32 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F) and from 45 °C (113 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F). The
battery will not charge if its temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F) or above
60 °C (140 °F).
The Charger
The supplied charger is for use with EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion
batteries only. It is intended solely for use in the country of
purchase; before visiting other countries, contact your travel agent
for information on plug adapters.
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Available Settings
The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each
mode.
Shooting menu
Other settings 2
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Storage folder
Image quality 1, 2
Image size 1, 2
White balance 1, 2
Set Picture Control 1, 2
Color space 1
Active D-Lighting 1, 2
Long exposure NR 1
High ISO NR 1
ISO sensitivity
settings 1, 2
Release mode 1, 2
Built-in AF-assist
illuminator 1
Exposure comp. for
flash 1
Flash cntrl for built-in
flash/Optional flash 1
Auto bracketing set 1
Autofocus mode 1
AF-area mode 1
Metering 1
Exposure
compensation 1
Auto bracketing
Flash mode 1
Flash compensation 1
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Self-timer
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Auto off timer
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Image review time
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Remote on duration
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Beep
z
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Shutter sound
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File number sequence
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MF distance indicator
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Reverse indicators
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Assign Fn1 button
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Assign J/Fn2 button
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Reverse dial rotation
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Slot empty release lock
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Reset with Reset shooting menu (0 176).
Reset with two-button reset (0 121). Two-button reset also resets
parameters for Picture Control currently selected with Set Picture
Control.
Auto ISO sensitivity control is not available.
Reset when mode dial is rotated to new setting.
Setup menu
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of
common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon
representative.
Battery/Display
The camera is on but does not respond: Wait for recording to end. If the problem
persists, turn the camera off. If the camera does not turn off, remove and
reinsert the battery or, if you are using an AC adapter, disconnect and
reconnect the AC adapter. Note that although any data currently being
recorded will be lost, data that have already been recorded will not be
affected by removing or disconnecting the power source.
Display turns off without warning: Choose longer delays for Auto off timer in
the setup menu (0 189).
Shooting (All Modes)
Camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or folders.
Shutter-release disabled:
• Memory card is locked, full, or not inserted (0 23, 24).
• Built-in flash is charging.
No photo taken when remote control shutter-release button is pressed:
• Replace battery in remote control (0 231).
• Built-in flash is charging.
• Time selected for Remote on duration (ML-L3) in the setup menu
(0 189) has elapsed.
• Bright light is interfering with ML-L3 remote control.
Only one shot taken each time shutter-release button is pressed in continuous shooting
mode: Continuous shooting is not available if built-in flash fires (0 65, 115).
Photos are out of focus:
• Camera unable to focus using autofocus: use manual focus or focus lock
(0 31, 74, 79, 80).
• Camera is in manual focus mode: focus manually (0 80).
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Can not select AF-area mode: Camera is in i mode (0 29).
Image size can not be changed: An NEF (RAW) option is selected for image
quality (0 69).
Camera is slow to record photos: Turn long exposure noise reduction off
(0 179).
Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appear in photos:
• Choose lower ISO sensitivity or turn high ISO noise reduction on
(0 179).
• Shutter speed is slower than 1 s: use long exposure noise reduction
(0 179).
• Turn Active D-Lighting off to avoid heightening the effects of noise
(0 110).
AF-assist illuminator does not light:
• The AF-assist illuminator does not light if the subject is brightly lit.
• The AF-assist illuminator does not light in some autofocus, AF-area, and
scene modes.
• Off selected for Built-in AF-assist illuminator in the shooting menu
(0 180).
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean lens.
Sound is not recorded with movies: Off is selected for Movie settings >
Microphone (0 43).
The brightness of the image in the monitor differs from the final photograph:
• Center-weighted or spot metering is selected (0 85).
• The camera is in mode M.
• The subject is too bright or too dark.
• Active D-Lighting is in effect (0 110).
• The flash is used (0 116).
The monitor is dark: Increase monitor brightness (0 183).
Flicker or banding appears during in the monitor during shooting: Choose an option
for Flicker reduction that matches the frequency of the local AC power
supply (0 184).
Bright bands appear in the monitor: A flashing sign, flash, or other light source
with brief duration was used during shooting.
Menu item can not be selected: Some options are not available in all modes.
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Shooting (P, S, A, M)
Full range of shutter speeds not available: The flash is in use.
Colors are unnatural:
• Adjust white balance to match light source (0 89).
• Adjust Set Picture Control settings (0 99).
Can not measure white balance: Subject is too dark or too bright (0 96).
Image can not be selected as source for preset white balance: Image was not created
with COOLPIX A (0 97).
White balance bracketing unavailable: NEF (RAW) or NEF+JPEG image quality
option selected for image quality (0 71).
Effects of Picture Control differ from image to image: A (auto) is selected for
sharpening, contrast, or saturation. For consistent results over a series of
photos, choose another setting (0 104).
Metering can not be changed: Autoexposure lock is in effect.
Exposure compensation can not be used: Choose mode P, S, or A (0 52).
Noise (reddish areas or other artifacts) appears in long exposures: Turn longexposure noise reduction on (0 179).
Playback
NEF (RAW) image is not played back: Photo was taken at image quality of NEF
(RAW)+JPEG (0 69).
Can not view pictures recorded with other cameras: Pictures recorded with other
makes of camera may not be displayed correctly.
Some pictures are not displayed during playback or message is displayed stating that no
images are available for playback: Select All for Playback folder (0 173).
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 174).
• Photo was taken with Off selected for Auto image rotation (0 187).
• Photo is displayed in image review (0 173).
• Camera was pointed up or down when photo was taken (0 187).
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Can not delete picture:
• Picture is protected: remove protection (0 146).
• Memory card is locked (0 24).
Can not retouch picture: Photo can not be further edited with this camera
(0 199).
Can not change print order:
• Memory card is full: delete pictures (0 27, 148).
• Memory card is locked (0 24).
Can not select photo for printing: Photo is in NEF (RAW) format. Create JPEG
copy using NEF (RAW) processing or transfer to computer and print using
supplied software or Capture NX 2 (0 156, 209).
Picture is not displayed on TV: HDMI cable is not correctly connected (0 169).
Camera does not respond to remote control for HDMI-CEC television:
• Select On for HDMI > Device control in the setup menu (0 171).
• Adjust HDMI-CEC settings for the television as described in
documentation provided with the device.
Can not transfer photos to computer: OS not compatible with camera or transfer
software. Use card reader to copy photos to computer (0 156).
Photos are not displayed in Capture NX 2: Update to latest version (0 231).
Computer displays NEF (RAW) images differently from camera: Third-party software
does not display effects of Picture Controls or Active D-Lighting. Use
ViewNX 2 (supplied) or optional Nikon software such as Capture NX 2
(available separately).
Miscellaneous
Date of recording is not correct: Set camera clock (0 25, 185).
Menu item can not be selected: Some options are not available at certain
combinations of settings or when no memory card is inserted (0 23, 197,
236).
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Error Messages
This section lists the indicators and error messages that appear in
the camera displays.
Solution
0
Low battery. Turn camera off, remove
27
battery, and insert charged battery.
Turn camera off, remove and reinsert
2
battery, and turn camera on.
If subject is too bright, reduce ISO
sensitivity or choose a faster shutter
speed (mode S) or smaller aperture
(Exposure indicator and shutter (higher f-number; mode A). If subject is
—
speed or aperture display flash) too dark, increase ISO sensitivity, use
the flash, or choose slower shutter
speed (mode S) or larger aperture
(lower f-number; mode A).
A shutter speed of Bulb is not
available in shutter-priority
Change shutter speed or select mode
54,
auto mode. Choose a different
M.
56
shutter speed or select manual
mode.
Adjust image quality and size for
69,
Card is full. It may be possible to smaller file sizes.
72
take more pictures at a lower
Delete photographs.
148
image quality or size.
Insert new memory card.
23
Error. Turn camera off and then Turn camera off, remove and reinsert
2
on again.
battery, and turn camera on.
Turn camera off and confirm that card is
No memory card.
23
correctly inserted.
Indicator
Shutter release disabled.
Recharge battery.
Initialization error. Turn camera
off and then on again.
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Indicator
This memory card cannot be
used. Card may be damaged.
Insert another card.
Memory card is locked. Slide
lock to "write" position.
Not available if Eye-Fi card is
locked.
This card is not formatted.
Format the card.
Clock has been reset.
Failed to update flash unit
firmware. Flash cannot be used.
Contact a Nikon-authorized
service representative.
Folder contains no images.
Cannot display this file.
Cannot select this file.
Lens error.
Check printer.
Solution
0
Use Nikon-approved card.
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Check that contacts are clean. If card is
damaged, contact retailer or Nikon—
authorized service representative.
Delete files or insert new memory card
23,
after copying important images to
148
computer or other device.
Eye-Fi card is still emitting wireless
signal after Disable has been selected
for Eye-Fi upload. To terminate
195
wireless transmission, turn the camera
off and remove the card.
Slide card write-protect switch to
"write" position.
Format memory card or insert new
memory card.
Set camera clock.
Contact a Nikon-authorized service
representative.
Select folder containing images from
Playback folder menu or insert
memory card containing images.
File has been created or modified using
computer or different make of camera,
or file is corrupt.
Images created with other devices can
not be retouched.
Turn the camera off and then on again.
If the problem persists, contact a Nikonauthorized service representative.
Check printer. To resume, select
Continue (if available).
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23
25
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173
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199
2
159 *
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Indicator
Check paper.
Paper jam.
Out of paper.
Check ink supply.
Out of ink.
Solution
Insert paper of correct size and select
Continue.
Clear jam and select Continue.
Insert paper of selected size and select
Continue.
Check ink. To resume, select Continue.
Replace ink and select Continue.
* See printer manual for more information.
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Specifications
❚❚ Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.2 million
23.6 × 15.6 mm Nikon DX format CMOS; approx.
Image sensor
16.93 million total pixels
Lens
NIKKOR lens
18.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of
Focal length
28 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/2.8
Construction
7 elements in 5 groups
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) – ∞; approx. 10 cm (4 in.)
Focus range
– ∞ in macro autofocus mode. All distances
measured from center of front surface of lens.
Face-priority, normal area, wide area, and subjectFocus-area selection
tracking AF
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with a
Monitor
wide viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, and 9level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared
(shooting mode)
to actual picture)
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared
(playback mode)
to actual picture)
Storage
Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and PictBridge compliant
• Still pictures: JPEG, RAW (NEF; a proprietary
Nikon format)
File formats
• Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio:
Linear stereo PCM)
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L (4928 × 3264), M (3696 × 2448), S (2464 × 1632)
ISO 100 – 3200; can be adjusted using ISO
ISO sensitivity
sensitivity to 6400, Hi 0.3 (ISO 8000 equivalent),
(Recommended Exposure
Hi 0.7 (ISO 10000 equivalent), Hi 1 (ISO 12800
Index)
equivalent), and Hi 2 (ISO 25600 equivalent)
Exposure
Metering mode
Matrix, center-weighted, or spot
Programmed auto with flexible program, shutter
priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual with
Exposure control
exposure bracketing and exposure compensation
(±5 EV [photos] or ±2 EV [movies] in steps of
1/3 EV)
Shutter
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000 – 30 s; bulb and time available in mode M
Speed
(time requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Aperture
Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Range
19 steps of 1/3 EV
Choose from durations of approximately 20, 10, 5,
Self-timer
and 2 seconds
Built-in flash
Approx. 0.5 – 11.5 m/1 ft 8 in. – 37 ft (mode i,
Range
auto ISO)
TTL auto flash with monitor pre-flashes; manual
flash control available; Guide Number approx.
Flash control
6/21, or 6/22 when fired in manual mode at full
power (ISO 100, m/ft, 23 °C/73.4 °F)
Flash compensation
–3 – +1 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and
Accessory shoe
safety lock
Interface
Hi-Speed USB
Data transfer protocol PTP
HDMI output
Auto, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
• Digital connector (USB)
I/O terminals
• HDMI mini connector (Type C)
• Accessory terminal
Image size (pixels)
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Supported languages
Power sources
Battery life1
Still pictures
Movie recording
(endurance for movie
recording)2
Tripod socket
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech,
Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian,
Polish, European Portuguese, Russian, Spanish,
Swedish, Thai, Turkish
• One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
(supplied)
• AC Adapter EH-5b; requires Power Connector
EP-5C (available separately)
Approx. 230 shots with EN-EL20
Approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes with EN-EL20
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx. 111.0 × 64.3 × 40.3 mm (4.4 × 2.6 × 1.6 in.),
excluding projections
Approx. 299 g (10.6 oz), including battery and
memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and
an ambient temperature of 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F) as specified by the
Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).
1 Figures based on the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards
for measuring the endurance of camera batteries. Performance for still pictures
measured under the following test conditions: image quality set to JPEG normal,
image size set to # Large (4928 × 3264), and flash fired with every other shot.
Movie recording time assumes movie settings of o 1920 × 1080; 30p or
p 1920 × 1080; 25p. Performance varies with the condition of the battery,
temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are
displayed.
2 Individual movies can be up to 20 minutes or 29 minutes 59 seconds long;
recording may end before these limits are reached if the camera temperature
rises.
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❚❚ Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20
Type
Rated capacity
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
DC 7.2 V, 1020 mAh
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm (1.2 × 2.0 × 0.6 in.)
Approx. 41 g (1.4 oz), excluding terminal cover
❚❚ Battery Charger MH-27
Rated input
Rated output
Supported rechargeable
battery
Charging time
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
D
AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A
DC 8.4 V, 0.6 A
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20
Approx. 2 hours at an ambient temperature of
25 °C (77 °F) when no charge remains
0 °C – 40 °C (32 °F – 104 °F)
Approx. 67.0 × 28.0 × 94.0 mm (2.6 × 1.1 × 3.7 in.),
excluding plug adapter
Approx. 83 g (2.9 oz), excluding plug adapter
Specifications
Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware
and software described in this manual at any time and without prior
notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from
any mistakes that this manual may contain.
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❚❚ Supported Standards
• DCF: The Design Rule for Camera File Systems (DCF) is a standard
widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure
compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide
standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders
stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: The COOLPIX A supports Exif (Exchangeable Image
File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in
which information stored with photographs is used for optimal
color reproduction when the images are output on Exifcompliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed through cooperation with the
digital camera and printer industries, allowing photographs to
be output directly to a printer without first transferring them to
a computer.
❚❚ AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR
THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE
VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii)
DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A
PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A
VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR
SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
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A
Trademark Information
Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple
Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows,
and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
PictBridge logo is a trademark. The SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are
trademarks of the SD-3C, LLC. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.
All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other
documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Approved Memory Cards
The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved
for use in the COOLPIX A. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds
are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end
unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used.
SD memory
cards
SanDisk
Toshiba
Panasonic
Lexar
2 GB 1
—
SDHC memory cards 2
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
SDXC memory
cards 3
64 GB, 128 GB
64 GB
64 GB, 128 GB
1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used
support 2 GB cards.
2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be used are
SDHC-compliant.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will
be used are SDXC-compliant.
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the number of pictures that can be
stored on a 4 GB memory card at different image quality (0 69)
and size (0 72) settings. All figures are approximate; results will
vary with the card type, camera settings, and the scene recorded.
Image quality
NEF (RAW)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size
—
Large
Medium
Small
Large
Medium
Small
Large
Medium
Small
No. of image (4GB)
160
410
720
1600
810
1400
3000
1600
2700
5500
The following table shows the movie footage that can be stored on
a 4 GB memory card at different combinations of movie settings
(0 43). All figures are approximate; results will vary with the card
type, camera settings, and the scene recorded.
o/1
p/2
q/3
t/6
u/7
x/0
Frame size/frame rate
Footage (★ High quality/Normal) *
(4GB)
Frame size (pixels) Frame rate
1920 × 1080
30p
1920 × 1080
25p
20 minutes/35 minutes
1920 × 1080
24p
1280 × 720
30p
35 minutes/55 minutes
1280 × 720
25p
1280 × 720
24p
45 minutes/1 hour 10 minutes
* Individual movies can not exceed 20 minutes or 29 minutes 59 seconds in length
(0 43). The camera shows the amount of the maximum recording time available
for the current movie, but note that the camera may turn off automatically to
prevent overheating before this length is reached.
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Index
Symbols
i (Auto mode) .............................................9, 29
h (Scene mode) .....................................9, 35
k (Portrait).......................................................... 35
l (Landscape) ................................................... 35
p (Child) .............................................................. 35
m (Sports) ............................................................ 36
n (Close up)........................................................ 36
o (Night portrait) ............................................. 36
r (Night landscape) ........................................ 36
s (Party/Indoor) ............................................... 36
t (Beach/Snow)................................................ 36
u (Sunset) ........................................................... 36
v (Dusk/Dawn) ................................................. 36
w (Pet portrait).................................................. 36
x (Candlelight) ................................................... 36
y (Blossom) ........................................................ 36
z (Autumn colors)............................................ 36
0 (Food)................................................................ 37
1 (Silhouette) .................................................... 37
2 (High key) ....................................................... 37
3 (Low key)......................................................... 37
P (Programmed auto) ..................................... 53
S (Shutter-priority auto)................................. 54
A (Aperture-priority auto)............................. 55
M (Manual) .......................................................... 56
d/e................................................................... 60
8 (Single frame)............................................... 63
7 (Continuous)................................................. 63
E (Self-timer) ..................................................... 66
% (Delayed remote (ML-L3)) ...................... 66
$ (Quick-response remote (ML-L3))............ 66
1 (Movie) ........................................................... 38
! (Face-priority AF)......................................... 76
$ (Wide-area AF)............................................. 76
% (Normal-area AF) ........................................ 76
& (Subject-tracking AF)............................... 76
L (Matrix metering)........................................ 85
M (Center-weighted metering) .................. 85
N (Spot metering)........................................... 85
R (auto flash)............................................ 113
j (red-eye reduction) ................................ 113
S (slow sync) ........................................... 113
T (rear-curtain sync)............................. 113
d (Help)................................................................12
5 (“Beep” indicator)....................................... 190
r (Memory buffer)..............................................65
f........................................................................ 193
S (g)............................................................. 194
A
AC adapter........................................................ 230
Accessories ....................................................... 230
Accessory shoe................................................ 226
Accessory terminal ........................................ 231
Accessory terminal accessories................. 231
Active D-Lighting ........................................... 110
Add items (My Menu) ................................... 223
Adobe RGB ....................................................... 178
AF.................................................................... 74–79
AF-area mode .....................................................76
AF-assist............................................................. 180
AF-F ........................................................................75
AF-S ........................................................................75
Aperture ........................................................55, 56
Aperture-priority auto.....................................55
Auto (White balance).......................................89
Auto bracketing.....................................123, 181
Auto flash.......................................................... 114
Auto image rotation...................................... 187
Auto off Timer ................................................. 189
Autofocus..................................................... 75–79
Autofocus mode................................................75
Auto-servo AF.....................................................75
Available settings........................................... 236
B
Battery.................................................. 20, 21, 248
Beep .................................................................... 190
Bit rate ...................................................................43
Black-and-white.............................................. 203
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Blue intensifier (Filter effects) .................... 204
Border (PictBridge) ........................................ 161
Bracketing................................................123, 181
Brightness......................................................... 103
Built-in AF-assist illuminator ...................... 180
Built-in flash ..................................................... 112
Bulb ........................................................................58
Burst.......................................................................63
E
C
F
Calendar playback ......................................... 142
Capture NX 2.................................................... 231
Center-weighted metering............................85
Charger ....................................................... 20, 248
Choose start/end point...................................47
Clock ................................................................... 185
Cloudy (White balance) ..................................90
Color balance................................................... 205
Color outline .................................................... 214
Color sketch ..................................................... 214
Color Space ...................................................... 178
Color temp...........................................................89
Color temperature ............................................91
Command dial....................................................10
Continuous (Release mode) ..........................63
Cross screen (Filter effects) ......................... 204
Cyanotype......................................................... 203
Face-priority AF................................................. 76
File information ...............................................134
File number sequence ..................................191
Filter effects ......................................................203
Filter effects (Picture control) ........... 103, 105
Fine-tuning white balance ............................ 92
Firmware version ............................................196
Fisheye................................................................213
Flash .......................................................... 112, 226
Flash (White balance)...................................... 90
Flash cntrl for built-in flash..........................181
Flash compensation ......................................116
Flash ready indicator .....................................119
Flexible program............................................... 53
Flicker reduction .............................................184
Fluorescent (White balance)......................... 89
f-number.............................................................. 55
Focus ..............................................................74–80
Focus area............................................................ 76
Focus lock............................................................ 79
Focus ring ............................................................ 80
Focus-mode selector................................ 74, 80
Format memory card .............................23, 183
Frame size/frame rate ..................................... 43
Full-frame playback .......................................132
Full-time-servo AF ............................................ 75
D
Date and time.................................................. 185
Date format ...................................................... 185
Daylight saving time..................................... 185
DCF...................................................................... 249
Delayed remote (ML-L3) ..........................63, 66
Delete .......................................................... 34, 148
Delete all images............................................ 150
Delete current image.................................... 148
Delete selected images................................ 150
Device control (HDMI).................................. 171
Digital Print Order Format ....... 163, 166, 249
Direct sunlight (White balance)...................89
D-Lighting......................................................... 200
DPOF................................................ 163, 166, 249
DPOF print order ............................................ 166
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Edit movie .........................................................197
Exif version 2.3.................................................249
Exposure ....................................................... 85, 87
Exposure compensation ................................ 87
Exposure indicator ........................................... 57
Eye-Fi upload....................................................195
G
GPS....................................................130, 138, 231
GPS data.............................................................138
GPS unit.................................................... 130, 231
Green intensifier (Filter effects) .................204
H
Help ....................................................................... 12
Hi (Sensitivity).................................................... 82
High ISO NR ......................................................179
Highlights..........................................................135
Histogram................................................ 135, 136
I
Image comment..............................................186
Image overlay ..................................................206
Image quality ..................................................... 69
Image review....................................................173
Image size............................................................ 72
Incandescent (White balance) ..................... 89
In-focus indicator.............................................. 79
Information display.............................................7
Infrared receiver............................................3, 67
Interval timer shooting.................................127
ISO sensitivity..................................................... 81
ISO sensitivity settings.................................... 82
i-TTL .....................................................................181
J
Microphone.........................................................43
Miniature effect .............................................. 216
Minimum shutter speed.................................84
Mode dial ............................................................... 9
Monitor ..........................................................5, 132
Monitor brightness........................................ 183
Monitor pre-flash ........................................... 119
Monochrome................................................... 203
Monochrome (Set Picture Control).............99
Movie quality......................................................43
Movie settings....................................................43
Movies...................................................................38
My Menu ........................................................... 222
N
NEF .........................................................................69
NEF (RAW).................................................. 69, 209
NEF (RAW) processing .................................. 209
Neutral (Set Picture Control) .........................99
Nikon Transfer 2.............................................. 157
Normal-area AF..................................................76
O
Optional flash .........................................181, 226
JPEG....................................................................... 69 Output resolution (HDMI) ........................... 171
JPEG basic............................................................ 69 Overview data ................................................. 139
JPEG fine .............................................................. 69
JPEG normal ....................................................... 69 P
L
Landscape (Set Picture Control).................. 99
Language...........................................................186
Large (Image size) ............................................ 72
Long exposure NR ..........................................179
M
Manage Picture Control ...............................106
Manual.................................................................. 56
Manual focus...................................................... 80
Matrix metering ................................................ 85
Maximum sensitivity ....................................... 84
Medium (Image size)....................................... 72
Memory buffer................................................... 65
Memory card................................... 23, 183, 251
Metering .............................................................. 85
Page size (PictBridge) ................................... 161
Perspective control........................................ 215
Photo information ......................................... 134
PictBridge.................................................159, 249
Picture Control Utility ................................... 109
Picture Controls .................................................99
Playback......................................33, 45, 132, 169
Playback display options............................. 173
Playback folder................................................ 173
Playback menu................................................ 172
Playback zoom ................................................ 144
Portrait (Set Picture Control).........................99
Power connector ............................................ 230
Preset manual (White balance) ....................94
Press the shutter-release button all the way
down....................................................................31
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31
Print (DPOF)...................................................... 163
Print select ........................................................ 163
Printing .............................................................. 159
Programmed auto.............................................53
Protecting photographs .............................. 146
Q
Quick retouch .................................................. 213
Quick-response (ML-L3)..................................63
R
Rank items (My Menu).................................. 225
Recent settings ............................................... 221
Red intensifier (Filter effects) ..................... 204
Red-eye correction ........................................ 201
Red-eye reduction ......................................... 113
Release mode .....................................................63
Remote control ........................................ 66, 231
Remote cord ............................................. 58, 231
Remote on duration (ML-L3)...................... 189
Remove items (My Menu) ........................... 224
Reset ..........................................................121, 176
Reset shooting menu ................................... 176
Reset user settings............................................62
Resize.................................................................. 211
Retouch menu................................................. 197
Reverse dial rotation ..................................... 194
Reverse indicators.......................................... 192
RGB Histogram................................................ 135
Rotate tall.......................................................... 174
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Shutter-priority auto ....................................... 54
Shutter-release button ............................ 31, 79
Side-by-side comparison.............................219
Single frame (Release mode)........................ 63
Single-servo AF ................................................. 75
Size.................................................................. 43, 72
Skylight (Filter effects) ..................................203
Slide Show.........................................................174
Slot empty release lock ................................195
Slow sync...........................................................114
Small (Image size)............................................. 72
Soft (Filter effects) ..........................................204
Speedlight.........................................................226
Spot metering.................................................... 85
sRGB ....................................................................178
Standard (Set Picture Control) ..................... 99
Start printing (PictBridge) ................. 162, 165
Storage Folder .................................................177
Straighten..........................................................213
Subject-tracking AF ......................................... 76
T
Television...........................................................169
Thumbnail playback......................................140
Time....................................................................... 58
Time stamp (PictBridge)...............................162
Time zone ..........................................................185
Time zone and date .......................................185
Timer ............................................................66, 127
Toning....................................................... 103, 105
Trim......................................................................202
Trimming movies.............................................. 47
S
U
Save selected frame .........................................50
Save user settings .............................................60
Scene mode ........................................................35
Selective color................................................. 217
Self-timer.................................................... 63, 188
Sensitivity.......................................................... 127
Sepia ................................................................... 203
Setup menu...................................................... 182
Shade (White balance)....................................90
Shooting data.................................................. 137
Shooting menu............................................... 176
USB cable................................................. 156, 159
Use GPS to set camera clock.......................130
UTC............................................................. 130, 138
V
ViewNX 2............................................................154
Virtual horizon ................................................... 17
Vivid (Set Picture Control).............................. 99
Volume ................................................................. 46
W
Warm filter (Filter effects) ............................203
WB .......................................................................... 89
White balance .................................................... 89
Wide-area AF...................................................... 76
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SB3C03(11)
6MN05611-03
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