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Product Documentation

The documentation for this product includes the manuals listed below. Please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly to get the most from your camera.

Quick-Start Guide

The Quick-Start Guide takes you through the process of unpacking and setting up your Nikon digital camera, taking your first pictures, and transferring them to your computer.

Guide to Digital Photography

The Guide to Digital Photography (this manual) provides complete operating instructions for your camera.

Nikon View Reference Manual

The Nikon View Reference Manual can be found in electronic format on the reference CD provided with your camera. For information on viewing the Reference Manual, see “Reference: Connections” in this manual.

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For Your Safety

Caring for the Camera and Battery

To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.

The consequences that could result from failure to obser ve the precautions listed in this section are indicated by the following symbols:

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

This icon mar ks cautions, information that should be read before using your Nikon product to prevent damage to the equipment.

WARNINGS

Do not look at the sun through the viewfinder

Viewing the sun or other strong light source through the viewfinder could cause permanent visual impair ment.

Turn off immediately in the event of malfunction

Should you notice smoke or an unusual smell coming from the equipment or from the AC adapter (available separately), unplug the AC adapter and remove the battery immediately, taking care to avoid burns. Continued oper ation could result in injury. After removing the battery, take the equipment to a Nikonauthorized service center for inspection.

Do not use in the presence of flammable gas

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

Do not place strap around neck

Placing the camera strap around your neck could result in strangulation. Special care should be taken to avoid placing the strap around the neck of an infant or child.

Do not disassemble

Touching the product’s internal par ts could result in injury. In the event of a malfunction, the product should be repaired only by a qualified technician. Should the product break open as the result of a fall or other accident, remove the battery and/or AC adapter and then take the product to a Nikon-author ized service center for inspection.

Observe proper precautions when handling batteries

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

• Be sure the product is off before replacing the battery. If you are using an AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.

• Use only the supplied Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery or a 6V 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery (available separately).

• When inser ting the battery, do not attempt to inser t it upside down or backwards.

• Do not shor t or disassemble the battery.

• Do not expose the batter y to flame or to excessive heat.

• Do not immerse in or expose to water.

• Do not transpor t or store with metal objects such as necklaces or hairpins.

• Batteries are prone to leakage when fully discharged. To avoid damage to the product, be sure to remove the batter y when no charge remains.

• When the batter y is not in use, attach the terminal cover and store in a cool place.

• Immediately after use, or when the product is used on battery power for an extended period, the battery may become hot. Before removing the battery, tur n the camera off and allow the batter y to cool.

• When used with a 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batter y, the camera grip may become noticeably warm, but this does not indicate a malfunction.

• Discontinue use immediately should you notice any changes in the battery, such as discoloration or defor mation.

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Use appropriate cables

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

Keep out of reach of children

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

Removing memory cards

Memory cards may become hot during use. Obser ve due caution when removing memory cards from the camera.

CD-ROMs

The CD-ROMs on which the software and manuals are distributed 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.

Obser ve caution when operating the flash

Using the flash close to your subject’s eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Paticular care should be observed if photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than one meter (39˝) from the subject.

When using the viewfinder

When operating the mode dial with your eye to the viewfinder, care should be taken not to put your finger in your eye accidentally.

Avoid contact with liquid crystal

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

CAUTIONS

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.

Keep free of salt, sand, and dust

After using your camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt with a lightly dampened cloth and then dry your camera thoroughly.

Do not touch the lens with your fingers

The proper procedure for cleaning the lens is described in “Technical Notes:

Caring for Your Camer a.”

Do not apply force to the lens cover

The lens cover may break if excessive force is applied.

Handle the lens and all moving parts with care

Do not apply force to the lens or to the battery, card, connector, or lens covers.

These parts are especially susceptible to damage .

Turn the product off before removing the battery or unplugging the AC adapter

Do not unplug the product or remove the batter y while the product is on, or while images are being recorded or deleted from memory. Forcibly cutting power to the product in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the internal circuitry or memor y. To prevent an accidental interruption of power, avoid carrying the product from one location to another while the AC adapter is connected.

Do not drop

The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or vibration.

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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 transmitter s could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s inter nal circuitry.

Avoid sudden changes in temperature

Sudden changes in temperature, such as 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 carr ying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.

Notes on the Monitor

• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light.

This is a characteristic common to all TFT LCD monitor s and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded with the product will not be affected.

• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.

• The monitor is lit by a fluorescent backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your Nikon service representative.

• Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or malfunction. Dust or lint adher ing to the monitor can be removed with a blower brush. Stains can be removed by rubbing the surface lightly with a soft cloth or chamois leather.

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

Batteries

• When you tur n the device on, check the batter y-level displayed in the monitor to determine whether the batter y needs to be replaced. The batter y needs to be replaced a icon appears in the monitor.

• Ready a spare battery and keep it fully charged when taking pictures on important occasions. Depending on your location, you may find it difficult to purchase replacement batteries on short notice .

• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure the battery is fully charged before taking pictures outside in cold weather. Keep a spare batter y in a warm place and exchange the two as necessar y. Once warmed, a cold batter y may recover some of its charge.

• Should the batter y terminals become dir ty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.

Memory cards

• Turn the power off before inser ting or removing memor y cards. Inserting or removing cards with the power on could render them unusable.

• Inser t memory cards as shown in the illustration at right.

Inser ting cards upside down or backwards could damage the camera or the card.

Storage

• To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dr y, well-ventilated area. If you will not be using the product for a long period of time , remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however, store the camera case in a plastic bag, as this may cause the material to deterior ate. Note that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be replaced at regular intervals.

• Do not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, close to equipment that produces strong magnetic fields, or in areas subject to extremes of temperature, for example near a space heater or in a closed vehicle on a hot day.

• To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.

•Store the batter y in a cool, dr y place.

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Notices

• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any for m, by any means, without Nikon’s prior written permission.

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

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

• While every effor t has been made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accur ate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).

Notice for customers in Canada

CAUTION

This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.

ATTENTION

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du

Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

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Notice for customers in the U.S.A.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and

E775 found to comply with the limits for a

Class B digital device, pursuant to Part

Tested To Comply

15 of the FCC rules. These limits are

With FCC Standards designed to provide reasonable pro-

FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE tection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause har mful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

CAUTIONS

Modifications

The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation may void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

Interface Cables

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

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

FCC rules.

Nikon Inc.,

1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York

11747-3064, U.S.A.

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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction

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

• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced

Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, secur ities, government bonds, or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.”

The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign countr y is prohibited.

Unless the prior permission of the government has been obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.

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

• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions

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

• Comply with copyright notices

The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and pictures is prohibited except when it is done for personal use at home or for similar restricted and non-commercial use.

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Trademark Information

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS, Power Macintosh, PowerBook, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc . Finder,

Macintosh PC Exchange, Power Mac , iMac, and iBook are trademarks of

Apple Computer, Inc. IBM and IBM PC/AT are registered trademar ks of

International Business Machines Corpor ation. PowerPC is a trademar k of

International Business Machines Corporation, used under license. Microsoft is a registered trademark, and Windows, MS-Windows and Windows NT trademarks, of Microsoft Corporation. Internet Explorer is a product of

Microsoft Corporation. Pentium and i486 are trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Internet is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corpor ation. Netscape and

Netscape Navigator are registered trademarks of Netscape Communications

Corporation. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. Lexar

Media is a trademark of Lexar Media Corporation. Adobe and Acrobat are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Inc. Zip is a registered trademark of Iomega Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. 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 holder s.

A Note on Electronically Controlled Cameras

In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, and turn the camera on again. If you are using an AC adapter, disconnect and reconnect the adapter, and turn the camera on again. If the camera continues to malfunction after performing the above operation, contact retailer or Nikon representative. Note that performing the above operation may eliminate data not recorded to the memory card at the time the camera stopped functioning. Data already recorded to the memory card will not be affected.

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Table of Contents

Product Documentation ................................................................................................................

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

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Notices ..................................................................................................................................................... viii

Introduction: Before You Begin ...............................................

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Overview: About This Manual .....................................................................

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Getting to Know the COOLPIX775:

The Par ts of the Camera and Their Functions .....................................

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Where to Find It—Par ts of the COOLPIX775................................................................

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How to Use It—Camera Controls and Displays .............................................................

6

Menu Guide: Using Camera Menus ........................................................... 14

Viewing the Menus ............................................................................................................................ 15

Making a Selection ............................................................................................................................. 16

Accessing the Setup Menu ............................................................................................................ 17

Index to Menu Options .................................................................................................................. 18

Tutorial: Getting Star ted .................................................................... 29

First Steps: Getting Ready to Use Your Camera ..................................... 30

Step 1—Attach the Camer a Strap .......................................................................................... 32

Step 2—Inser t the Battery ........................................................................................................... 33

Step 3—Inser t the Memory Card ............................................................................................ 36

Step 4—Check the Batter y Level ............................................................................................. 39

Step 5—Choose a Language ....................................................................................................... 40

Step 6—Set the Time and Date ................................................................................................ 42

Taking Pictures: The Basics ........................................................................... 44

Step 1—Ready the Camer a ......................................................................................................... 46

Step 2—Adjust Camer a Settings (Optional) ..................................................................... 48

Step 3—Frame the Picture ........................................................................................................... 50

Step 4—Focus and Shoot ............................................................................................................. 52

Step 5—Check the Results ........................................................................................................... 54

Step 6—Turn the Camera Off ...................................................................................................

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Review and Deletion: Quick Review ......................................................... 56

Quick Review ....................................................................................................................................... 58

Full-Screen Review ............................................................................................................................ 60

Thumbnail Review ............................................................................................................................. 62

Where Do I Go from Here?

Doing More with Your Digital Camera ................................. 65

How Do I Send Pictures to My Friends and Family?

Distributing Photos by E-Mail and the Web .......................................... 66

Taking Photos for E-Mail and the Web .................................................................................. 66

Distributing Images Electronically .............................................................................................. 70

How Do I Make Prints?: From Data to Paper ......................................... 72

Taking Pictures for Printing ............................................................................................................ 72

Digital Print-Order Format (DPOF)........................................................................................ 73

Printing from Removable Media ................................................................................................ 74

How Do I Keep Track of My Photos?

Using Image Database Software ............................................................... 75

Reference: The Details ............................................................. 77

Beyond Point-and-Shoot: Camera Controls ............................................ 78

Creative Photogr aphy: Choosing a Mode ............................................................................ 80

Framing Pictures: Optical and Digital Zoom ....................................................................... 84

Focusing Near and Far: The Focus-Mode Button ............................................................ 86

Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode ........................................................................ 90

Throwing Light on Your Subject: The Flash Button .......................................................... 92

Advanced Photography: Using Shooting Menu Options ....................... 94

Making Effective Use of Memory: Image Quality and Size ......................................... 96

Keeping Colors True: The White-Balance Menu ............................................................... 100

Taking Pictures in a Sequence: The Continuous Menu .................................................. 102

Getting Sharper Photos: The BSS Menu ................................................................................ 104

Bright, Dar k, and High-Contrast Subjects: The Exp. +/– Menu ................................. 106

Making Edges More Distinct: The Image Shar pening Menu ........................................ 108 xiii

Camera Setup: The SET-UP Menu .............................................................. 110

Adjusting Monitor Br ightness: The Br ightness Menu ...................................................... 113

Mar king Pictures for Transfer: The Auto Transfer Menu ................................................ 114

File Numbering: The Seq. Numbers Menu ........................................................................... 115

Memor y Card For mat ..................................................................................................................... 116

The Date Menu ................................................................................................................................... 117

Conser ving Battery Power: The Auto-Off Menu ............................................................. 118

Choosing a Video Standard: The Video-Mode Menu ..................................................... 119

The Language Menu ......................................................................................................................... 119

Playing Images Back: Playback Mode .......................................................... 120

Basic Playback ....................................................................................................................................... 122

The Playback Menu ........................................................................................................................... 128

Television Playback: Connecting Your Camera to a Video Device .......................... 139

Connections: Your Camera and Your Computer .................................... 140

Before You Begin: Installing Nikon View ................................................................................. 142

Getting Connected: Connecting to Your Computer ...................................................... 144

Technical Notes: Camera Care, Options, and Resources ..................... 152

Car ing for Your Camera .................................................................................................................. 153

Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 154

Web Resources ................................................................................................................................... 155

Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................... 156

Specifications ......................................................................................................................................... 162

Index ................................................................................................................. 166 xiv

Introduction

This chapter is divided into the following sections:

Overview

Read this section for a description of how this manual is organized and for an explanation of the symbols and conventions used.

Parts of the COOLPIX775

Bookmark this section and refer to it as you read through the manual for information on the names and functions of camera parts.

Menu Guide

Refer to this section for instructions on using the menus that control some aspects of camera operation. This section also contains an index of menu options.

Before You Begin

Overview

2–3

Parts of the

COOLPIX775

4–13

Menu Guide

14–27

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Overview

About This Manual

Thank you for your purchase of a COOLPIX775 digital camer a. This manual has been wr itten to help you enjoy taking digital pictures with your

COOLPIX775. As you read through it, you will find explanations not only of how the camera works but also of why cer tain features have been included, and how they may be used to take pictures in many different situations.

The Introduction (this section) introduces the symbols and conventions used in this manual and provides a quick overview of camera parts and menus that can be referred to later as you read through the remainder of the manual.

The Introduction is followed by a “Tutorial” that gives you enough information for simple “point-and-shoot” photography when you first start using your camera. This section may be all you need to read if you want to take advantage of the simplicity and immediacy of digital photography.

Once you have taken a few pictures, “Where Do I Go from Here” outlines how to send copies to your friends and relatives by e-mail, how to order prints using digital “print orders” that you create with the camera, and how to keep track of your photos using image database software. It also provides some tips on how to take pictures for electronic distribution and for printing on a personal color printer.

Finally, the “Reference” section provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of digital photography with the COOLPIX775, including creative photography in the camera’s seven “scene” modes, flash and close-up photography, taking movies, and manual control of exposure , tone, and sharpness.

The “Reference” section also includes information on caring for your camera, troubleshooting, and optional accessories.

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

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

This icon marks tips, additional information y ou may find helpful when using your camera.

This icon marks notes, information that you should read before using your camera.

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

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: http://www.nikon-euro.com/

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

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

http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/

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Getting to Know the COOLPIX775

The Par ts of the Camera and Their Functions

Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.

Where to Find It—Parts of the COOLPIX775

The par ts of the camera are identified below. For more information on the function of each par t, refer to the page number that follows it.

1

2

5

6

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4

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4

1 Red-eye reduction lamp/ .................. 93

Self-timer lamp ....................................... 91

2 Built-in Speedlight ................................. 92

3 Eyelet for camera strap ..................... 32

4 DC-IN connector for AC adapter

(available separately) ........................... 35

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5 Viewfinder window .............................. 50

6 Lens (lens cover) ................................ 162

7 Tripod socket .......................................... 92

8 Battery-chamber cover latch .......... 33

9 Battery-chamber cover ...................... 33

The functions of the controls and displays that are labeled with a letter of the alphabet are outlined in the following section.

D

C

10

11

A

E

B

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F

12

G

H

I J K

10 Red (flash-ready) light ........................... 6

11 Green (autofocus) light ........................ 6

12 Interface connector for connection to computer, TV, or VCR

(under cover) ....................................... 144

13 Memor y card slot cover ................... 36

A Viewfinder ......................................... 6

B Monitor .............................................. 7

C Power switch .................................... 8

D Shutter-release button .................... 8

E Mode dial ........................................... 9

F Multi selector/zoom button ....... 10

G TRANSFER button ....................... 12

H

J

I

/

/ button ........................ 12

/ button .......................... 12

button ............................. 13

K MENU button ................................ 13

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How to Use It—Camera Controls and Displays

A The Viewfinder

Pictures can be framed in the viewfinder or in the monitor. Note that when your subject is within

1 m (3´3˝) of the camera, the final picture will differ slightly from the image seen in the viewfinder.

Use the monitor when your subject is close to the camera.

The two lights next to the viewfinder provide a guide to camera status while you frame your picture.

Light

On

Flashes

Off

On

Flickers

Blinks

Meaning

Flash will fire when picture is taken.

Flash charging ( 93).

Flash not required or flash set to “off.”

Subject in focus.

Camera unable to focus on subject in center of frame .

Use focus lock ( 52).

Camera recording image(s) to memory card. Do not eject card or remove or disconnect power source while green light is blinking.

Blinks slowly Digital zoom ( 84) in effect. Use the monitor.

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B The Monitor

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VGA

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Like the viewfinder, the monitor can be used to frame pictures. During shooting, the monitor shows the view through the camera lens together with icons indicating the status of various camera settings (see list opposite).

The monitor is also used to display pictures during quick review ( 58) and playback ( 120).

In the shooting modes, the following indicators appear in the monitor:

1 Digital zoom ............................................. 84

2 Zoom indicator ...................................... 84

3 Scene indicator ....................................... 82

4 Self-timer indicator ............................... 90

5 Best-shot selection ............................ 104

6 Continuous setting ............................ 102

7 Exposure compensation ................ 107

8 “Date not set” icon .............................. 42

(This icon appears in the monitor when the date and time have not been set)

For more information on:

50 Frame the Picture

9 Focus mode ............................................. 86

10 Flash mode ............................................... 92

11 Battery level indicator ........................ 39

12 Image sharpening ............................... 108

13 White balance ..................................... 100

14 Image size .................................................. 96

15 Image quality ............................................ 96

16 Number of exposures remaining

......................................................................... 47

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C The Power Switch

The power switch turns the camera on and off. When the camera is turned on, the green light next to the viewfinder will turn on and the lens cover will open. The cover closes automatically when the camera is turned off.

D The Shutter-Release Button

1 2

The COOLPIX775 has a two-stage shutter-release button.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (1). The green light next to the viewfinder will come on when the camer a has focused on the subject in the center of the monitor. Focus will remain fixed while the button is held in this position (focus lock).

Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take a picture (2).

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E The Mode Dial

The mode dial is used to select the operating mode. You have a choice of nine shooting modes for taking still pictures and movies, and a playback mode for viewing pictures and movies already taken.

Icon Mode

Auto

Description

An automatic mode for simple , “point-andshoot” snapshot photography.

46–55

Scene

These seven modes are used for scenes of specific types, such as sunsets or por traits.

82–83

Movie

In this mode, you can create silent movies up to 15 seconds in length.

83

Playback

This mode is used to play back and delete pictures.

120–139

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F The Multi Selector

The multi selector is used to perform a variety of operations: to compose pictures, to scroll through images in quick review and playback, and to navigate through the camera menus and control the display in the monitor.

Button Situation

Taking pictures

Function

Turn the monitor on and off; hide and display camer a settings.

Full-frame playback

/quick review

/full-screen review

View the picture recorded before the current picture.

51

58

60

122

Using the menus Move the highlight bar up.

Using the menus Return to the previous menu.

16

Taking pictures/ quick review

Zoom out from your subject, increasing the area visible in the final picture.

Full-frame playback

/full-screen review

Hide and display photo information.

84

124

16

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Button Situation Function

Taking pictures/ quick review

Zoom in on your subject, enlarging small or distant objects to fill the frame.

Full-frame playback

Star t or stop movie playback.

84

125

Using the menus Make a selection.

16

Full-frame playback

/quick review

/full-screen review

View the picture recorded after the current picture.

58

60

122

Using the menus Move highlight bar down.

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G The TRANSFER Button

The transfer (TRANSFER) button is used to select images for transfer and to transfer selected images from the camera to a computer running Nikon View.

When images are played back on the camera monitor, the TRANSFER button is used to select movies and pictures for transfer to a computer at a later date ( 114).

When the camera is connected to a computer running Nikon View, pressing the

TRANSFER button copies all selected images to the computer ( 146).

H The / Button

When taking pictures, the quick review ( ) button is used to view the results of ear lier pictures while setting up the next shot ( 57).

In playback mode, this button functions as a play-

back zoom ( ) button ( 126). Press it for an enlarged view of the selected image.

I The / Button

When taking pictures, the focus mode ( controls how the camera focuses ( 86).

) button

In full-frame or thumbnail playback, this button is used to select pictures for deletion ( 123).

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J The / Button

When taking pictures, the flash mode ( ) button controls the built-in Speedlight ( 92).

In full-fr ame playback or full-screen review, pressing this button displays the images on the memory card as small thumbnail previews, allowing you to choose images for playback or deletion from a menu of nine or four images ( 123).

K The MENU Button ( 15)

Press the MENU button to display the menu for the current operating mode. If the men u has more than one page, pressing the MENU button a second time will display the next page of the menu. When the last page of the menu is displayed, you can exit the menu by pressing the

MENU button again.

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Menu Guide

Using Camera Menus

Changes to some settings can be made with the help of menus that appear in the monitor. The options available depend on the operating mode. No menu is available in movie mode.

Mode Menu

AUTO

Description

Using the AUTO menu, you can adjust camera settings for specific shooting situations or tasks.

46–55

SCENE

In these modes, most camera settings are automatically adjusted to suit the chosen scene.

The options available in the SCENE menu are consequently limited to image quality and size.

82–83

96–99

SET-UP

The SET-UP menu is accessed from the AUTO and SCENE menus. It contains options for basic camera setup (e.g., for matting memor y cards, setting the time and date).

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110–119

PLAY

BACK

The PLAY BACK menu contains options for managing the images stored on the camera memory card by, for example, deleting selected pictures or selecting images for printing or for transfer to your computer. It also contains a slide show option for automated sequential

120–139

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Viewing the Menus

When the camera is on, the menu for the current operating mode can be displayed by pressing the MENU button.

If “

MENU

PAGE2” appear s at the lower left corner of the menu, pressing the MENU button again will display the menu’s second page. When “

MENU

OFF” is displayed, pressing the MENU button returns you to shooting or playback mode.

Press

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Menu for current operating mode displayed

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Making a Selection

Use the multi selector to make a selection.

1

IMAGE SIZE

2

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight menu item

SET

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

IMAGE SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Display options

SET

3

1

S

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

IMAGE SIZE

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Make selection

SET

4

[

NORMAL

3333

Exit menu and return to shooting mode

• To return to the previous menu after making a selection, press the multi selector to the left or right.

• Changes to settings apply when a menu option is highlighted.

• The view through the lens is visible behind the AUTO and SCENE menus.

To take pictures while the menu is displayed, press the shutter-release button.

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Accessing the Setup Menu

To access the SET-UP menu from the AUTO or SCENE menu:

1

Position cursor in main menu

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

2

1

QUAL

SIZE

AUTO

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Highlight page tab

(selected page tab highlighted in red)

3

1

S

SET-UP

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT SET

Highlight S

(selected page tab highlighted in red)

4

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT

Display SET-UP menu

SET

• To return to the AUTO or SCENE menu, press the multi selector to the left to highlight the SET-UP menu page tab. Press the multi selector up or down until the original menu is displayed, then press the multi selector to the right.

• Pressing the MENU button when “

MENU

OFF” is displayed in the lower left hand corner of the menu screen exit menu. If “ MENU PAGE2” is displayed, press the menu button twice to exit menu.

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Index to Menu Options

The pages that follow list the options that are displayed when the MENU button is pressed, together with the page number where more information on each of these options is to be found.

The AUTO Menu

The AUTO menu contains seven options for taking pictures in auto mode.

AUTO

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

18

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

S

IMAGE SIZE

SET

1

A

MENU O F F

QUAL

SIZE

SELECT

WHITE BALANCE

Auto

SET

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

CONTINUOUS

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F

Single

Continuous

Multi-shot 16

SELECT

BSS

1

QUAL

SIZE

SET

SET

S Off

On

A

MENU O F F

1

QUAL

SIZE

+ 0.3

SELECT

EXP. +/-

SET

S 0

A - 0 . 3

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

QUAL

SIZE

A

IMAGE SHARPENING

Auto

Normal

S

A

MENU O F F

High

Low

Off

SELECT SET

Image Quality

Choose BASIC for reduced file size, FINE for high image quality.

96

Image Size

Choose small image sizes for e-mail or the web, large sizes for printing.

98

White Balance

Set white balance for different light sources.

Continuous

Take pictures in sequence.

100

102

BSS

Turn BSS on to deal with situations in which inadvertent camera movement can blur pictures.

104

EXP. +/–

Adjust exposure for bright, dark, or high-contrast subjects.

106

Image Sharpening

Make image outlines more distinct.

108

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The SCENE Menu

The SCENE menu contains options for adjusting image quality and size .

SCENE

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

MENU O F F SELECT SET

20

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

S

MENU O F F SELECT

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

S

IMAGE SIZE

SET

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Image Quality

Choose BASIC for reduced file size, FINE for high image quality.

97

Image Size

Choose small image sizes for e-mail or the web, large sizes for printing.

98

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The SET-UP Menu

The SET-UP menu contains two pages of options.

SET-UP Menu, Page 1

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT SET

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1

S

Brightness

Adjust monitor brightness.

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Brightness

1 Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

On

Off

SET

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

S

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

On

Off

Reset

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Seq. Numbers

Control how the camera names image files.

113

Auto Transfer

Choose whether to mark all new pictures for transfer to a computer.

114

115

1

S

MENU O F F

WARNING!

All images will be deleted!

No

Format

SELECT SET

Memory Card Format

Format memor y cards for use in your camera.

116

1

S

Y M D

Date

Set the date and time recorded on pictures.

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

S

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

30 sec

1 min

5 min

30 min

SET

117

Auto Off

Set the time limit before the monitor turns off to save power.

118

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The SET-UP Menu

SET-UP Menu, Page 2

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT SET

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1 Video Mode

Language

S

NTSC

PAL

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

F

S

D

E

SET

Video Mode

Choose the standard for video output from NTSC and PAL.

119

Language

Choose the language in which camera menus and messages are displayed.

119

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The PLAY BACK Menu

The playback menu contains options for deleting pictures, managing the pictures stored on the memory card, and playing images back in automatic

“slide shows.”

1

PLAY BACK MENU

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

MENU O F F SELECT SET

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1

DELETE

Selectd Images

All Images

Print Set

Delete

Delete all or selected pictures; delete print orders.

1

MENU O F F SELECT

SLIDE SHOW

Start

Frame Intvl

Pause

SET

MENU O F F SELECT

PROTECT

SET

Slide Show

Automated sequential playback.

Protect

Protect pictures from deletion.

130

132

SELECT SET

PRINT

DONE

Print Set

Create digital print orders.

134

1

SELECT SET

TRANSFER

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

MENU O F F

DONE

SELECT

All ON

All OFF

SET

136

Transfer

Mark all pictures on the memory card for transfer or remove marking from all pictures.

138

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Tutorial

This chapter is divided into three sections:

First Steps

This section details the steps you will take before using your camera for the first time.

Taking Pictures

Read this section for a step-by-step guide to the basics of taking pictures with the COOLPIX775.

Review and Deletion

Learn how to review and delete pictures while setting up your next shot.

Getting Started

First Steps

30–43

Taking Pictures

44–55

Review and

Deletion

56–63

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First Steps

Getting Ready to Use Your Camera

Before using your camera for the first time, you will need to complete the steps shown below. Additional information on the topics covered in this section may be found on the pages listed in the rightmost column.

STEP

Attach the Camera Str ap 32

Insert the Batter y

Insert the Memory Card

(Format the Memory Card)

Check the Battery Level

Choose a Language

Set the Time and Date

33–35

36–38

39

40–41

42–43

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STEP

2

1

1

2

4 3

1

S

MENU O F F

WARNING!

All images will be deleted!

No

Format

SELECT SET

2

1

NORMAL

[

10

]

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

F

S

D

E

SET

1

S

Y M D

MENU O F F SELECT SET

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Step 1—Attach the Camera Strap

To ensure that the camera is not dropped and damaged, attach the camera str ap as shown and wear it around your wrist while using or carrying the camera.

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Step 2—Insert the Battery

Your camera is powered by a single rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion batter y (provided) or a non-rechargeable 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery

(available separately).

2 .1 Charge the battery

The rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery supplied with your camer a is not fully charged at shipment. We recommend that you use the batter y charger supplied with your camera to charge the batter y before use. Instructions for char ging the battery may be found in the instruction manual supplied with the charger.

2 .2 Turn the camera off

If the camera is on a tr ipod, remove it from the tripod before proceeding to the next step.

2 .3 Open the battery-chamber cover

Slide the battery-chamber cover latch to the open position ( ; 1) and flip the battery-chamber cover open (2).

1

2

33

2 .4 Insert the battery

Inser t a rechargeab le Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery (provided) or 2CR5

(DL245) lithium battery (available separately) as shown at right.

EN-EL1

2 .5 Close the battery-chamber cover

Close the battery chamber cover (1) and slide the latch to the closed position ( ; 2).

To prevent the battery being dislodged during operation, be sure that the batterychamber cover is properly latched.

2CR5

(DL245)

2

1

Read Battery Warnings

Read and follow all warnings and instructions supplied by the battery manufacturer.

Caution regarding battery use

• In some cases the “WARNING!! BATTERY EXHAUSTED” message may not appear in the monitor if an exhauted battery is re-inser ted into the camera.

• The rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 litium-ion battery should be removed and recharge as soon as the message “WARNING!! BATTERY EXHAUSTED” appears in the monitor. Turning the camera on and off with an exhausted battery in place may shor ten the life of the batter y.

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Removing the Battery

The battery can be removed without affecting pictures stored on the memor y card. All settings other than date and language will, however, be reset.

Alternative Power Sources

Although the COOLPIX775 can be used with non-rechargeable 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batteries, available at a variety of retail outlets, we recommend the rechargeable Nikon EN-EL 1 Li-ion battery supplied with your camera. This lithiumion battery, for use exclusively with COOLPIX775, 880, and 995 digital cameras, can be recharged in the battery charger provided with your camera. To power your camera continuously for extended playback or similar tasks, you can use the

EH-21 (available separately), an AC adapter that doubles as a battery charger for the EN-EL 1 .

Connecting the camera to the AC adapter EH-21

The COOLPIX775 can be connected to your household mains electricity supply (100AV) via the AC adapter EH-21. Connect the adapter’s DC plug to the COOLPIX775 DC-IN connector, then connect the adapter to the mains socket. When connecting the camera as described above, beware of the following points:

• Turn the camera off before disconnecting the DC plug from the camera

• Do not plug any appliances other than the EH-21 AC adapter into the DC-IN connector

• The camera and the adapter may both become warm when connected for an extended period of time, but this does not indicate a malfunction

• The EN-EL 1 Li-ion battery can not be recharged while inserted into the camera.

It must be removed and placed in the AC adapter / battery charger.

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Step 3—Insert the Memory Card

In place of film, your Nikon digital camera uses CompactFlash ™ (CF) memory cards to store pictures. This step provides instructions on inserting memory cards.

3 .1 Turn the camera off

3 .2 Insert the memory card

Slide the card-slot cover out (1) and flip it open (2). Hold the card with the arrow (s) facing towards you and inser t it in the direction of the arrow (3), sliding it in until it is firmly in place and the eject button pops up. Close the card slot cover (4).

2

1

4

3

Removing Memory Cards

Memory cards can be removed without loss of data when the camera is off. To remove memory cards, turn the camera off and open the card-slot cover (1).

Press the eject button to partially eject the card (2) and then remove the card by hand.

1

For more information on:

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154 Approved memory cards

2

Formatting Memor y Cards

While the memory card provided with your camera is formatted at shipment, other memory cards must be formatted before first use. To format a memor y card:

A B

IMAGE QUALITY

1

QUAL

SIZE

Set mode dial to and turn camera on

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display AUTO menu

C

AUTO

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight page tab

SET

D

5.

8

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

SET-UP

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT SET

Highlight SET-UP menu page tab (S)

E

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT

Position cur sor in main menu

SET

F

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT SET

Highlight Memory Card Format

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G

Formatting Memory Cards (Continued)

1

S

WARNING!

All images will be deleted!

No

Format

MENU O F F SELECT

Confirmation dialog displayed

SET

H

1

S

WARNING!

All images will be deleted!

No

Format

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Highlight Format (to exit without formatting card, highlight No and press multi selector to right)

I

Press multi selector to right to star t formatting. Formatting begins immediately.

While formatting is in progress, the message shown at left will be displayed.

During Formatting

Do not remove the memory card, remove the battery, or unplug the AC adapter (available separately) while formatting is in progress.

Before Formatting

Formatting permanently deletes all data on the memory card. Be sure to transfer any images you would like to keep to a computer before formatting.

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Step 4—Check the Battery Level

Before using the camer a, check the batter y level in the monitor to make sure that the battery is charged.

4 .1 Turn the camera on

4 .2 Check the battery level in the monitor

When the batter y is running low, a battery indicator appears in the monitor (if no icon appears, this indicates that the batter y is fully charged). A icon indicates that the battery should be recharged or replaced without dela y. If the message “WARNING!!

BATTERY EXHAUSTED” appear s in the monitor, the batter y is exhausted, and no pictures can be taken until the battery is replaced.

10

]

The Clock Battery

The camera’s internal clock-calendar is powered by a separate, rechargeable power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored for an extended period with the main battery removed, the clock may need to be reset. Once the main battery has been re-inserted, the clock’s power source will recharge within a number of hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the camera.

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Step 5—Choose a Language

Camer a menus and messages can be displayed in your choice of German,

English, French and Spanish.

5.

1 5.

2

IMAGE QUALITY

1

QUAL

SIZE

Set mode dial to and turn camera on

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display AUTO menu

5.

3

AUTO

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight page tab

SET

5.

5

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

Position cur sor in main menu

SET

5.

4

1 Video Mode

Language

S

SET-UP

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press twice to display second page of

SET-UP menu

5.

6

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight Language

SET

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5.

7

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

Display options

D

E

F

S

SET

5.

8

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

Choose a language from:

D Deutsch (German)

E English

F Fr ançais (French)

S Español (Spanish)

D

E

F

S

SET

5.

9

[

NORMAL

10

]

Exit menu and return to shooting mode

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Step 6—Set the Time and Date

Information on the time and date of recording is included with all pictures and movies taken with your Nikon digital camera. To set the camera’s internal clock to the correct time and date:

6.

1 6.

2

IMAGE QUALITY

1

QUAL

SIZE

Set mode dial to and turn camera on

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display AUTO menu

6.

3

QUAL

SIZE

6.

4

Highlight page tab Highlight SET-UP menu page tab (S)

42

6.

5

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

S

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT

Position cur sor in main menu

SET

6.

6

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

S

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT

Highlight Date

SET

6.

7

Y

DATE

DATE

M D 1

S

MENU O F F SELECT

Display DATE menu

SET

6.

9

1

S

Y M

7

D

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Edit selected item. Repeat steps 6.8–

6.9 until all items have been set.

6.

8

1

S

Y M D

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Highlight Year, Month, Day, hour, or minute (The selected digit blinks on and off in red)

6.

10

1 Y M

7

D

S

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight Y M D

SET

6.

11

1 M

7

S

D Y

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Choose order in which year, month, and day will be displayed

6.

12

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT SET

Save changes to settings and retur n to

SET-UP menu. Press MENU button twice to exit menu and return to auto mode .

Any pictures taken before the time and date have been set will have a time stamp of “0000.00.00 00:00.” If the time and date have not been set, a flashing clock icon will be displayed in the top right corner of the monitor when the camera is in shooting mode.

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Taking Pictures

The Basics

This section details the basic steps involved in taking pictures in auto mode .

In this automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode, the majority of settings are controlled by the camera in response to lighting conditions and focus distance , producing the best possible results.

STEP

Ready the Camera 46–47

Adjust Camera Settings

Frame the Picture

48–49

50–51

Focus and Shoot

Check the Results

Turn the Camer a Off

52–53

54

55

44

STEP

[

NORMAL

10 ]

45

Step 1—Ready the Camera

Before using your camera, complete the following steps:

1 .1 Turn the mode dial to

1 .2 Turn the camera on

The lens cover will open when the camera is turned on and the green light next to the viewfinder will turn on. After a short pause, the view through the lens and camera settings will appear in the monitor.

When the camera is set to the icon will be briefly displayed in the top left of the monitor.

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1 .3 Check indicators in the monitor

Before taking pictures, be sure that the batter y is charged and that enough memory is available on the memory card. If the battery is low, a icon (A) will appear in the monitor, indicating that the battery should be recharged or replaced without delay. If the message “WARNING!! BATTERY EX-

HAUSTED” appears in the monitor, the battery is exhausted, and no pictures can be taken until the battery has been recharged or replaced ( 33).

A

[

NORMAL

10 ]

B

The monitor also shows the number of exposures remaining, or in other words the number of photos that can be taken at current settings (B). When this number reaches zero, you will need to insert a new memor y card or delete some pictures ( 130) before more images can be recorded. It may be possible to record more pictures at a different image quality or size ( 96).

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Step 2—Adjust Camera Settings (Optional)

In auto mode , you can use the buttons and menus to control the settings listed the following table. The first time you use the camera, these settings will be set to the default values shown below. These settings are adequate for most situations, and the description in this section assumes that the defaults are used. For information on making changes to the settings listed below, refer to the page numbers in the rightmost column.

Setting Default

Focus mode/self timer

Autofocus

Description

Camera focuses automatically at distances over 30 cm (1´); self-timer off.

Control

86–91

Flash mode

Image quality

Image size

Auto

NOR-

MAL

FULL

Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.

Pictures compressed for a balance between quality and file size that is ideal for snapshots.

Pictures are 1600

×

1200 pixels in size. At an image quality of NOR-

MAL and an image size of FULL, about sixteen pictures can be stored on an 8 MB memory card.

AUTO menu

AUTO menu

92–93

96–97

98–99

White balance

Continuous

BSS

Auto

Single

OFF

White balance adjusted for natural coloration under most light sources.

One shot taken each time shutterrelease button is fully pressed.

Best-shot selection (BSS) off.

AUTO menu

AUTO menu

AUTO menu

100–

101

102–

103

104–

105

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Setting Default

Exposure compensation

±0

Description

Optimal exposure for most scenes.

Control

AUTO menu

Image

Sharpening

Auto

Camera sharpens edges for optimal results.

AUTO menu

107

108–

109

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Step 3—Frame the Picture

After adjusting camera settings, you are ready to frame your picture.

3 .1 Ready the camera

To prevent blurred pictures caused by unsteady hands (camera shake), hold the camera steadily in both hands. Pictures can be framed in the monitor (A) or viewfinder (B).

A B

3 .2 Frame your subject

Frame your subject using the zoom buttons on the multi selector. Press the W button to zoom out from your subject, increasing the area visible in the frame. Press the T button to zoom in on your subject so that it fills a larger area of the frame.

When the camera is zoomed all the way in to the T (Telephoto) side of the zoom indicator, holding the T button down for two seconds activates digital zoom, which can be used to magnify your subject even further ( 84).

Zoom out Zoom in

NORMAL

[ 10 ]

Indicator in monitor displays amount of zoom while either button is pressed

Don’t Block the Shot

To avoid dark or partially obscured pictures, keep your fingers and other objects away from the lens and flash window.

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Move That Camera!

Although zoom is a useful tool for composing pictures, remember that original compositions can be created just by moving the camera to another position. If you have time, try framing your subject from a number of different angles—including from below and above—to find the one that produces the best shot.

Monitor or Viewfinder?

Use the monitor to confirm camera settings at a glance while at the same time viewing an image that shows how the final picture will appear. This is particularly important when the image in the viewfinder does not accurately reflect what will appear in the final picture, for example when:

• macro close-up is used ( 87)

• your subject is within 1 m (3´3˝) of the camera

• you are using digital zoom ( 84)

• you are using an optional lens converter for wide-angle or telephoto photography ( 84)

Using the viewfinder allows you to save power by turning the monitor off (see below). The viewfinder can also be used when bright ambient lighting conditions make the display in the monitor difficult to see.

Controlling the Monitor

The ▲ button on the multi selector controls the monitor in auto and scene modes. Press the multi selector up to cycle through monitor settings as shown at below.

Monitor shows camera settings and view through lens

AUT O

[

NORMAL

10

Monitor off

Monitor shows view through lens only

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Step 4—Focus and Shoot

4 .1 Focus

To focus the camera on the subject in the center of the frame , press the shutter-release button halfway. Check the status of the green (autofocus) and red (flash) lights next to the viewfinder.

Lamp Meaning

Red light

Green light

On Flash will fire when picture is taken.

Flashes

Flash charging. Remove finger briefly from shutterrelease button, then try again.

Off Flash not required or flash set to “off.”

On Subject in focus.

Flickers

Camera unable to focus on subject in center of frame.

Use focus lock to focus on another subject at the same distance, then recompose your picture.

4 .2 Take the picture

To take a picture, press the shutter-release button all the way down.

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Focusing on an Off-Center Subject: Focus Lock

Depending on the effect you want to achieve, your subject may not be at the center of the final composition. If your subject is not located at the center of the frame when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera will focus on the background and the main subject may not be in focus. Focus lock is used to focus first on your subject, then adjust the composition before taking the picture.

fl .1 Focus

Position the subject in the center of the frame and press the shutter-release button halfway.

fl .2 Check the green light

With the shutter-release button pressed halfway, check that the green (autofocus) light next to the viewfinder glows steadily, indicating that the subject is in focus. Focus will remain locked while the shutter release button is pressed halfway.

fl .3 Recompose the picture and shoot

Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway, recompose your picture. Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to shoot.

Do not change the distance between the camera and your subject while focus lock is in effect. If your subject moves, remove your finger from the shutter-release button and focus again at the new distance.

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Step 5—Check the Results

After each shot, the green light will blink as the picture is recorded to the memor y card. If the monitor is on, the shot you have just taken will be displayed briefly in the monitor. Any additional shots you take while ear lier pictures are being saved will be stored in a temporar y memor y buffer before being saved to the memor y card. Pictures can be taken until the buffer is full (the buffer can hold about eight full-sized, normal-quality images). When the buffer is full, an hourglass icon ( ) will be displayed and the shutter release will be disabled. Additional pictures can be taken as soon as enough memor y is available in the buffer and the icon is no longer displayed.

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Step 6—Turn the Camera Off

When you have finished using the camera, turn the camera off to save battery power. Turning the camera off also closes the lens cover.

During Recording

While pictures are recorded to the memory card, the green light will blink. Do not eject the memory card, or remove or disconnect the power source until the light has

stopped blinking. Removing the card or cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data.

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Review and Deletion

Quick Review

With a film camera, only when the film was developed would you know whether your pictures had turned out as you had hoped. Using the quick review function on your Nikon digital camera, on the other hand, you can view the results of earlier attempts while setting up the next shot, and use what you see to change camer a settings or to choose a better angle. Was your last picture too dark? Take your finger off the flash window and try again. Does the brilliant white sand of the beach look dingy and grey? Raise exposure compensation ( 106) and try again. Are the flowers in that close-up shot blurred? Turn on Best-Shot Selection (BSS; 104) and try again. Once you have the shot you want, you can delete your failures instantly to make room for more shots on the memory card.

Playback Mode ( 120)

The review function described in this section allows you to view photos and movies without leaving shooting mode. Your Nikon digital camera is also equipped with a full playback mode, which can be accessed by turning the mode dial to .

In playback mode, not only can you view pictures full frame or as thumbnails, view movies, and delete individual images, but you also have access to a menu of playback options that allow you to delete multiple images, protect images from deletion, view slide shows, select images for transfer to a computer, and prepare digital

“print orders” for printing pictures directly from the memory card.

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To use quick review, the camera must be in shooting (auto or scene) mode.

Press the button once to display existing pictures at the top left corner of the monitor, twice to display pictures full screen. Pressing the button a third time returns you to shooting mode.

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Shooting Mode

[

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Quick Review

Photos on the memory card are displayed in the top left cor ner of the monitor, allowing you to view the results of previous images while setting up your next shot.

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Full-Screen Review

Photos on the memor y card are displayed full screen or in men us of four or nine “thumbnail” images. You can play back movies, view photo information, and delete images one at a time .

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Quick Review

When you press the button to enter quick review mode , the most recent picture on the memor y card will be displayed at the top left corner of the monitor.

[ 5 ]

[

NORMAL

5 ]

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The following operations can be performed:

To Press Description

View other photos

Press the multi selector up to view images recorded before the cur rent photo, down to view images recorded after cur rent photo. Hold down to scroll r apidly to desired frame number.

View current photo full screen

Enter full-screen review (see following page) with the cur rent picture displayed full screen.

End review and take more pictures

Shutter release

Press the shutter-release button halfway to end review and focus. Press all the way down to end review and take a picture.

All other camera controls function as they do in shooting mode.

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Full-Screen Review

From quick review, press the button to enter full-screen review. The picture displayed in quick-review mode will be displayed full screen.

The following operations can be performed:

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To

View other photos

Press Description

Press the multi selector up to view images recorded before the current photo, down to view images recorded after current photo. Hold down to scroll rapidly to desired frame num

Hide or display photo infor mation

Press the multi selector to the left to hide photo information. Press again to view photo information.

Delete current photo

View multiple images

A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to right to select.

DELETE

1 ERASE IMAGES

YES OR NO ?

• Select Yes to delete photo

• Select No to save photo

No

Yes

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press the button to display a menu of up to nine thumbnail images (see overleaf).

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To Press Description

Select current photo for transfer to computer

TRANS-

FER

Images mar ked for tr ansfer to a computer are shown by a icon. To select the current image f or transfer, press the TRANSFER button. If the cur rent image is already selected for transfer, pressing the TRANSFER button will remove transf er marking.

End review and take more pictures

Shutter release/

Press the button to end review readying the camer a for the next shot. To end review and f ocus, press the shutter-release button halfway. To end review and take a picture, press the shutterrelease button all the way down.

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Thumbnail Review

Pressing the button in full-screen review displays a menu of nine thumbnail images. The following oper ations can be performed while thumbnails are displayed:

To

Highlight images

View highlighted image at a larger size

Delete highlighted photo

Press Description

Press the multi selector up, down, left, or r ight to highlight a thumbnail.

With nine thumbnails displayed, press the b utton once to view a menu of four thumbnail images. Press again to view highlighted thumbnail full screen.

A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to right to select.

DELETE

1 ERASE IMAGES

YES OR NO ?

No

Yes

• Select Yes to delete photo

• Select No to save photo

MENU O F F SELECT SET

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To Press Description

Select highlighted photo for transfer to computer

TRANS-

FER

Images mar ked for tr ansfer to a computer are shown by a icon. To select the current image f or transfer, press the TRANSFER button. If the cur rent image is already selected for transfer, pressing the TRANSFER button will remove transf er marking.

End review and take more pictures

Shutter release/

Press the button to end review readying the camera for the next shot. To end review and f ocus, press the shutter-release button halfway. To end review and take a picture , press the shutterrelease button all the way down.

For more information on:

124 Photo information

125 Movie playback

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Selecting images for transfer to the computer

In Full-Screen Review Mode and Thumbnail Review Mode, images to be transferred to the computer can be selected and deselected using the TRANS-

FER button.

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Images mar ked for transfer to the computer are shown by the icon. If you select an unmarked image and press the TRANSFER button, the icon will appear and the image will be marked for transfer. If you select an image that is already mar ked for transfer and press the TRANSFER button, the icon will disappear and the image will no longer be marked for transfer.

Images can also be mar ked for transfer when the mode dial is turned to and the camer a is in playback (either Single-Image Playback or Thumbnail

Playback) mode ( 122, 127).

Where Do I Go from Here?

When they have finished shooting, users of conventional film cameras typically take the film to be developed. But what do you do with pictures you have taken with a digital camera? This chapter offers some tips on how you can accomplish the following common tasks:

How Do I Send Pictures to My Friends and

Family?

Read this section for advice on distributing your pictures via e-mail and the Web.

How Do I Make Prints?

Learn about Digital Print-Order Format (DPOF) and how to take photos for pr inting.

Doing More with

Your Digital Camera

How Do I Send Pictures to

My Friends and Family?

66–71

How Do I Make

Prints?

72–74

How Do I Keep

Track of My Photos?

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How Do I Keep Track of My Photos?

This section provides an overview of how image database software can be used to view and organize your photos.

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How Do I Send Pictures to My Friends and Family?

Distr ibuting Photos by E-Mail and the Web

As the name indicates, digital cameras produce digital images. As digital data, digital images can be readily transferred to a computer, where they can be stored, viewed, sent to your acquaintances via e-mail, or saved to removable media (for example , a floppy or Zip disk) for delivery to a photofinisher.

The key to transferring images to a computer is the Nikon View software provided with your camera. This section describes how to take pictures for electronic distribution and transfer them to your computer. More information on using Nikon View can be found in “Reference: Connections” (

140).

Taking Photos for E-Mail and the Web

Your camera stores pictures in JPEG format, which can be viewed using a wide variety of computer applications, including web browsers such as

Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer and e-mail software such as Eudora and Outlook. This makes them ideal for distribution by e-mail or the web.

Note , however, that pictures destined for electronic distr ibution should be small, both in terms of their physical dimensions (so that they will fit in the window of a web-browser or e-mail software) and in terms of the amount of data they contain (so that they don’t take too long to upload or download over an Internet connection).

We recommend that you adjust camera settings as follows when taking photos for electronic distribution:

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1 Choose an image quality of BASIC or NORMAL

Choosing an image quality of BASIC or NORMAL reduces file size so that images take less time to transmit over an Internet connection. With the camera in auto ( 46) or scene mode: a

IMAGE QUALITY b

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display menu for current mode

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Display options

SET c

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Highlight BASIC or NORMAL to make a selection

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2 Choose an image size of VGA or XGA

Not only are VGA (640

×

480 pixel) images small enough to fit in a browser window when displayed on most computer monitors, the reduced size means that the file will transmit faster.

a b

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE SIZE

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

IMAGE SIZE

S S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight SIZE

SET

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Display options

SET c

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

IMAGE SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Highlight VGA or XGA to make a selection d

[

XGA

NORMAL

33 ]

Press the MENU button to return to shooting mode

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3 Take pictures

Take pictures as described in “Tutorial: Taking Pictures”( 44). The following table shows how the chosen combination of image quality and size will affect file size and data transfer times:

Image quality

Image size

Approx. file size

Approx. transfer time

(at 28.8 Kpbs)

BASIC

NORMAL

BASIC

XGA

(1024

×

768 pixels)

VGA

(640

×

480 pixels)

VGA

(640

×

480 pixels)

100 KB

90 KB

50 KB

40 s

35 s

20 s

Understanding Image Quality and Size

The table below is your guide to image quality and size settings.

Image quality File size Image size

High Large Lar ge

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

FULL

XGA

VGA

Low Small Small

For more information on:

96 Image quality and size

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Distributing Images Electronically

Once you have taken the images you want to send, you can transfer them to your computer for distribution via e-mail.

1 Install Nikon View

Install Nikon View and the image database software provided your camera as instructed in “Reference: Connections” ( 140).

2 Select the images to be transferred

After turning the mode dial to , turn the camer a on and press the button to display a page of thumbnail images ( 127). Check that the images you want to tr ansfer are marked with a icon. To select unmarked pictures for transfer or to deselect pictures already marked for transfer, highlight the picture and press the TRANSFER button.

3 Connect the camera to the computer

Turn the computer on and connect your camera as described in “Reference: Connections” ( 140). When the camera is connected and turned on, Nikon View will start automatically.

Image Database Software

Depending on where you purchased your camera, the COOLPIX775 comes with

Canto Cumulus, iView Media Pro, or Fotostation Easy. The documentation on the

Nikon View 4 reference CD included with your camera provides instructions for installing these applications ( 142). If you will be using Cumulus or iView Media

Pro, remember to install the image database software before installing Nikon View.

If you will be using Fotostation Easy, install Nikon View 4 first, and then install

Fotostation Easy.

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59 Selecting images for transfer as they are taken

122 Selecting images for transfer after they are taken

4 Transfer marked images

Press the TRANSFER button on the camera to copy all images marked for transfer to the computer. The message “PREPARING TO TRANS-

FER” will appear in the camera monitor. After a brief pause, tr ansfer will begin, and the message

“TRANSFERRING IMAGE TO COMPUTER” will be displayed.

PREPARING

TO TRANSFER

TRANSFERRING

IMAGE TO

COMPUTER

5 Disconnect the camera

When all selected images have been transfer red, the monitor will show “TRANSFER COM-

PLETED.” Once the “TRANSFER COMPLETED” message has appeared, click the “Unplug or Eject

Hardware” icon and select Stop USB disk (Win-

TRANSFER COMPLETED dows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000), or double click My Computer, select the removable disk corresponding to the camera, open the

File menu and select Eject (Windows 98, Windows 98 SE) or drag the untitled volume corresponding to the camera into the Trash (Macintosh).

Then turn the camera off and unplug the USB cable ( 148). The images that have been copied to your computer can be appended to e-mail messages (see the documentation provided with your e-mail application for details) or uploaded to your personal home page.

Caution regarding image transfer

Do not carry out any of the following operations while images are being transferred to the computer after the TRANSFER button has been pressed.

• Remove the memory card.

• Turn the camera off.

• Disconnect the USB cable.

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How Do I Make Prints?

From Data to Paper

Digital photographs can be printed in a variety of ways. Many photofinishers now take delivery of image files on CompactFlash™ memor y cards or on disk. Some photofinishing systems and personal photo printers also comply with Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), allowing you to print pictures from digital “print orders” that are stored on the camera memor y card. If you have a suitable printer, you can also print pictures at home using Nikon View.

Many newer color printers for the home market offer near photo-quality prints at an affordable price. This section describes how to take pictures for printing and outlines some of the options available for getting pr ints.

Taking Pictures for Printing

Image size and, to a lesser extent, quality, are important considerations when taking pictures for printing. Image size determines the maximum size at which the picture can be printed. If a small picture is printed at a large size , the individual dots that make up the photo (pixels) will be visible to the naked eye, giving the picture a rough, uneven appearance . Many household ink-jet pr inters have a target resolution for printing color images of around

200 dots per inch. At this resolution, a VGA picture 640

×

480 pixels in size will print at a size of Approx. 8

×

6 cm (3.1”

×

2.4”), while a full-size image will print at about Approx. 20

×

15 cm (7.9”

×

5.9”).

The higher the image quality and size, the better the results when the picture is printed, particularly at larger print sizes. We recommend that you set image quality to FINE or NORMAL and image size to XGA or FULL when taking images that you intend to print at a later date. See the instructions in the preceding section for information on setting image quality and size (

96).

For more information on:

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Digital Print-Order Format (DPOF)

The Print Set option in the playback menu is used to create a digital “print order” that is stored on the memory card in Digital Print-Order Format

(DPOF). Once you have prepared a print order, the card can be removed from the camera and inser ted in a DPOF-compatible device, be it a personal photo printer or a photofinisher’s print system, and pictures printed directly from the card. To create a digital print order :

1

After inser ting t h e m e m o ry card containing the pictures you want to print into the camera, turn the camera on and set the mode dial to .

2

1

PLAY BACK MENU

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display playback menu

3 4

1

PLAY BACK MENU

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight Print Set

SET

PRINT

SELECT SET

Display PRINT SET menu

DONE

5

Select images for printing as described in “Ordering Prints: The Print-Set Menu”

( 136). Print order will be stored on memory card and can be added to or altered at any time. Before printing pictures, turn camera off and remove card.

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Printing from Removable Media

Even if your photofinisher does not offer support for DPOF, you may still be able to get professional prints made by copying the pictures you want to print to a floppy disk or other removable media and taking the disk to your photofinisher (check with your photofinisher first for information on pricing and the types of disks and file formats suppor ted). Pictures can be copied to disk using Nikon View. For information on the operations that can be performed while the camera is connected to your computer, see the Nikon View

Reference Manual.

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How Do I Keep Track of My Photos?

Using Image Database Software

Once you have transferred large numbers of photos to your computer, you may have trouble finding that picture you took of your aunt “a month or two ago” should you suddenly decide you want extra prints. The image database software included with your camera can make it easier for you to find the photo you want by organizing pictures into categories. Image database software can also be used to preview the pictures stored in your computer and to open them in your favorite imaging application. For details, see the documentation provided with the image database software.

Image Database Software

Depending on where you purchased your camera, the COOLPIX775 comes with

Canto Cumulus, iView Media Pro, or Fotostation Easy. The documentation on the

Nikon View 4 reference CD included with your camera provides instructions for installing these applications ( 142). If you will be using Cumulus or iView Media

Pro, remember to install the image database software before installing Nikon View.

If you will be using Fotostation Easy, install Nikon View 4 first, and then install

Fotostation Easy.

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Reference

This chapter is divided into the following sections:

Beyond Point-and-Shoot

Read this section for information on the most frequentlyused camera controls: zoom, flash, focus, and operating mode.

Advanced Photography

This section details the options available in the AUTO and SCENE menus.

Camera Setup

Learn how to configure the camera using the options available in the SET-UP menu.

Playing Images Back

Read this section for a detailed description of playback mode.

Connections

How to connect your camera to a computer and transfer images using Nikon View.

Technical Notes

This section describes how to care for camera and what to do when it does not function as expected. It also lists camera specifications and optional accessories available for the COOLPIX775.

Index

An alphabetical index to the topics covered in this manual.

The Details

Beyond Point-and-

Shoot

78–93

Advanced

Photography

94–109

Camera Setup

110–119

Playing Images Back

120–139

Connections

140–151

Technical Notes

152–165

Index

166–168

Beyond Point-and-Shoot

Camera Controls

This section covers operations that can be performed in auto ( ), scene, and movie modes using the mode dial and the buttons on the back of the camera.

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Control Described in

Creative Photography .........................................................................

80–83

Framing Pictures ..................................................................................

84–85

Focusing Near and Far .......................................................................

86–89

Delaying Shutter Release ...................................................................

90–91

Throwing Light on Your Subject .......................................................

92–93

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Creative Photography: Choosing a Mode

Although auto mode, with its range of menu options and camera settings, is suited to almost any situation, some common compositions, such as portraits or landscapes, require special combinations of settings that apply to any scene of the same type .

Rather than adjusting settings one-by-one to suit the composition, you can simply choose the appropriate scene using the mode dial and let the camera adjust settings automatically to produce the best possible results.

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This section describes when to use each of the nine shooting modes. To choose a mode, turn the mode dial to the appropriate position. When one of the nine modes is chosen, a large icon corresponding to the current mode will be shown in the top left corner of the monitor for about seven seconds.

In Scene modes, the large icon will then be replaced by a small icon. In Auto ( ) mode, when the large icon disappears, it will not replaced by a small icon. In Movie mode, the small icon will appear immediately, in the bottom left corner of the monitor, together with the large icon.

Rotate

[

NORMAL

10 ]

[

NORMAL

10 ]

Scene Settings

Depending on the subject, scene modes may not always produce the desired results. If you are unsatisfied with pictures taken in one of the seven scene modes, set the mode dial to and try again.

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The table below illustrates when to use each of the nine shooting modes. The icons in the “Flash Mode” and “Focus Mode” columns show the flash and focus-mode settings that can be selected in each operating mode. Where more than one option is listed, the user can choose which setting to use.

Mode

Auto

Party/

Indoor

When to Use It

Backlight

Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing their features into shadow, or when your subject is in the shade but the background is brightly lit.

The flash will fire automatically to illuminate (“fill in”) shadows.

Portrait

Use for portraits. Main subject stands out clearly and background details are softened, lending composition sense of depth. Degree to which background details are softened depends on amount of light available.

* Slow sync with red-eye reduction

Flash

Mode

Use for snapshots, or when you want direct control over advanced settings such as exposure control or white balance. Auto mode is also recommended for photos that will later be retouched on a computer.

Any

Use for indoor shots that include details of background behind main subject, or for shots taken by candlelight. Shutter speed is slowed to capture background lighting, making pictures more susceptible to blurring. Use a tripod to steady the camera or support the camera steadily in both hands with your elbows against your torso.

AUT

*

Any

Focus

Mode

Any

Auto or

Auto or

Auto or

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92 Flash mode

86 Focus mode

Mode

Night

Portrait

When to Use It

Flash

Mode

Use for pictures that provide a natural balance between the main subject and the background when taking portraits against a backdrop of night-time scenery. Shutter speed is slowed to capture background lighting, making pictures more susceptible to blurring. Use a tripod to steady the camera or support the camera steadily in both hands with your elbows against your torso.

AUT O

UT

*

Focus

Mode

Auto or

Landscape

Use for vivid landscape photos that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in such subjects as skyscapes and forests.

or

Beach/

Snow

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

Any Any

Auto or or

Sunset

Ca ptures the beautiful reds in sunsets or sunrises exactly as you see them.

Movie

Record silent movies 320

×

240 pixels in size (QVGA).

Recording begins when shutter-release button is pressed all the way down and ends when shutter-release button is fully pressed a second time. In place of number of exposures remaining, exposure count display in monitor shows length of movie that can be recorded. Movie ends automatically after 15 s or when no more space is available on memory card. Movies are stored as Quick Time movie files with names ending in “.MOV”.

Auto

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Framing Pictures: Optical and Digital Zoom

Your Nikon digital camera offers two kinds of zoom: optical zoom, in which the camer a’s telescoping lens can be used to magnify the subject up to 3

×

, and digital zoom, in which digital processing is used to further magnify the image up to 2.5

×

.

Optical Zoom

Photos can be framed in the viewfinder or monitor using the zoom buttons.

Indicator in monitor displays amount of zoom while either button is pressed

Zoom out Zoom in

[

10

]

Digital Zoom

At the maximum zoom position, holding the T button down for two seconds triggers digital zoom.

[

10

]

Maximum optical zoom position

Hold for 2 s

10

]

Zoom factor displayed in monitor

Green light blinks slowly to show that photos can not be accuratel y framed in viewfinder

While digital zoom is in effect, the zoom factor increases each time the T button is pressed, to a maximum of 2.5

×

. Pressing the W button decreases the zoom factor.

To cancel digital zoom, press the W button until the zoom indicator disappears.

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Optical vs. Digital Zoom

In digital zoom, data from the camera’s image sensor are processed digitally, enlarging the center portion of the image to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom does not increase the amount of detail visible in the picture. Instead, details visible at maximum zoom are enlarged, producing a slightly “grainy” image . Digital zoom also differs from optical zoom in that its effects are visible only in the monitor, not the viewfinder, meaning that the monitor must be on before digital zoom can be used.

Restrictions on Digital Zoom

As noted above, digital zoom can only be used when the monitor is on. Digital zoom is not available in movie mode.

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Focusing Near and Far : The Focus-Mode Button

By default, the camera adjusts focus automatically for subjects 30 cm (1´) or more from the lens, which is ideal for snapshots. Under some circumstances, however, you may want to force the camera to focus on distant objects rather than on the closest object visible in the center of the frame—for example, when photographing a distant landscape through a screen of br anches or when taking a shot through a window. Or you may want the camera to focus on something closer than 30 cm—for example, to create a close-up of a flower or business card. Your Nikon digital camera offers focus modes for both situations. Some focus modes can be combined with a timer to delay shutter release , either to keep the camer a from shaking or to allow you to appear in your own pictures.

button, which may be found below the To select the focus mode, press the monitor on the back of the camera.

1

Press

2

[

NORMAL

10 ]

Confirm focus-mode setting in monitor

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The following settings are available (restrictions may apply depending on the mode selected):

Setting How It Works When to Use It

NO ICON

Autofocus

Camera automatically adjusts focus according to distance to subject.

Use with subjects 30 cm (1´) or more from lens.

Autofocus + self-timer

Infinity

Macro close-up

Combines autofocus (see above) with shutter-release delay of 10 s or 3 s.

Use for self-por traits or to prevent photos from blurring when shutterrelease button is pressed.

Focus is fixed at infinity. Flash is disabled.

Use when photographing distant scenes through foreground objects such as a window.

Camera can focus on objects as close as 4 cm (1.6˝, measured from lens); optical zoom restricted to range between middle and maximum positions.

Use for close-ups.

Macro closeup + self-timer

Combines macro close-up (see above) with shutter-release delay of

10 s or 3 s.

Use to for close-ups to prevent photos from blurring when shutter-release button is pressed.

Macro Close-Up

We recommend that you frame pictures in the monitor when using macro close-up.

While the flash can be used in macro close-up mode, it may sometimes be unable to light the entire subject. Take a test picture and verify the results in the monitor.

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Autofocus Mode

The autofocus system operates in one of two modes, depending on whether the monitor is on or off:

AF Mode

Continuous

(monitor on)

How It Works Pros and Cons

Camera adjusts focus continuously.

Focus can be locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.

PRO

Minimizes time needed for camera to focus, allowing you to react quickly when presented with a sudden opportunity to capture the perfect shot.

CON

Photos can be taken when camera is not in focus; check green light before shooting.

Single

(monitor off)

PROS

Photos can be taken only when camera is in focus.

Camera focuses only when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Saves batteries.

CON

Slight delay before camera focuses.

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Getting Good Results with Autofocus

Autofocus performs best when:

• There is contrast between the subject and the background. For example, autofocus may not perform well on subjects that are the same color as the background.

• The subject is evenly lit.

Autofocus does not perform well when:

• You attempt to focus simultaneously on two or more objects at different distances from the camera. For example, autofocus may not perform well when photographing an object inside a cage , because the bars of the cage will be closer to the camera than the main subject, and both the bars and the main subject will be in focus area at the center of the frame.

• The subject is very dark (the subject should not, however, be too much brighter than the background).

• The subject is moving rapidly.

If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus, use focus lock ( 53) to focus on another subject at the same distance.

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Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode

When the self-timer is used, the camera will not take a picture until ten or three seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. The ten-second timer is generally used for pictures in which you wish to appear yourself, when it gives you time to position yourself in front of the camera after pressing the shutter-release button. The three-second timer prevents pictures from being blurred by camera movement that occurs when the shutter-release button is pressed. This feature is most useful when taking low-light or close-up shots with the flash turned off.

To use the self-timer :

1 Position the camera

Mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, stable surface.

2 Select a self-timer mode

P r e s s t h e b u t t o n u n t i l e i t h e r

(autofocus + self-timer, for pictures at ranges of

30 cm/1´ or more) or (macro close-up + selftimer, for pictures at ranges of 4 cm/1.6˝ or more) appears in the monitor.

Press

[

NORMAL

10 ]

Self-timer icon displayed in monitor

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3 Compose the picture

Adjust camera settings and frame the picture.

4 Start the timer

Press the shutter-release button all the way down to activate the timer. Press once for a ten-second delay, twice for a three-second delay. To stop the timer, press the shutter-release button a third time.

The self-timer lamp next to the flash window will star t to blink when the shutter-release button is pressed, and continue to blink until one second before the photo is taken. The self-timer lamp will stay lit during the final second to warn that the shutter is about to be released.

Full press

5

[

NORMAL

10 ]

Count-down timer in monitor shows number of seconds remaining until picture is taken

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Throwing Light on Your Subject: The Flash Button

The flash can be adjusted for a variety of situations, as described in the table opposite under the heading, “When to Use It.”

To select a flash setting, press the button, which may be found below the monitor on the back of the camera.

1

Press

2

NORMAL

[

10

]

Confirm flash setting in monitor

When Lighting Is Poor

When lighting is poor and the flash is off ( ) or set to slow sync ( ), photos may be blurred. Use of a tripod is recommended in these circumstances. When there is very little light available, the flash-mode indicator ( or ) in the monitor will turn yellow. Pictures taken when this indicator appears may be blurred or slightly mottled. To prevent this, tr y zooming the camera out.

Note that the flash will turn off ( ) automatically when:

• Autofocus is set to “Infinity” ( ; 87)

• The mode dial is set to (landscape), (sunset), or (movie)

• BSS is on ( 104) or a setting other than Single is selected for CONTINUOUS (

102) in auto mode

For more information on:

92 iv Safe flash use

The following settings are available (restrictions may apply depending on the mode selected):

Setting How It Works When to Use It

Flash fires when lighting is poor.

Best choice in most circumstances.

Auto

Flash Cancel

(off)

Auto with red-eye reduction

Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.

Use when subject is outside range of flash, to capture natural lighting under dim light, or where use of a flash is prohibited. Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurring.

Pre-flash lamp lights before main flash. This causes subject’s pupils to contract before main flash fires, minimizing “red-eye” effect caused by flash reflecting from retina.

Use for portraits (works best when subjects are well within range of flash and looking at pre-flash lamp). Between your pressing shutter-release button and the picture being taken, there is a slight delay to allow the pre-flash lamp to take effect, and consequently red-eye reduction is not recommended with subjects that are moving erratically or in other situations in which you want the camera to react quickly.

Anytime Flash

(fill flash)

Flash fires whenever photo is taken.

Use to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit subjects.

Slow sync

Auto flash combined with slow shutter speed.

Use to capture both subject and background at night or under dim light. Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurring.

The Flash-Ready Light

A short pause is required between exposures for the flash system to charge. If the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway while the flash is charging, the red light next to the viewfinder will blink. Remove your finger briefly from the shutter-release button and try again.

Keep the Flash Window Clear

Keep your fingers and other objects away from the flash window when using the flash. If a shot seems dark even though the flash fired, this may indicate that you accidentally blocked the flash window; check that the flash is unobstructed and try again.

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Advanced Photography

Using Shooting Menu Options

In auto ( ) and scene modes, adjustments to some shooting options are made from the camera menus (no menu is available in movie mode). The AUTO menu can be used to adjust camera settings for specific subjects or situations—for example , when photographing very bright subjects, or when taking pictures under fluorescent lighting. In scene mode , camera settings are modified automatically to suit the chosen scene, with the result that the SCENE menu contains only options for adjusting image quality and size.

To view the AUTO or SCENE menu:

1 2

IMAGE QUALITY

1

QUAL

SIZE

Select (AUTO menu) or , , ,

, , , or (SCENE menu)

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display menu f or current mode

For more information on:

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14 Using the menus

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F

AUTO

SELECT SET

1

IMAGE QUALITY

QUAL

SIZE

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

IMAGE SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

QUAL

SIZE

WHITE BALANCE

Auto

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

CONTINUOUS

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F

Single

Continuous

Multi-shot 16

SELECT SET

BSS

1

QUAL

SIZE

AUTO Menu

The AUTO menu contains the options listed below.

1

QUAL

SIZE

SCENE

S

SET

SCENE Menu

The SCENE menu contains image quality and size options.

MENU O F F SELECT

IMAGE QUALITY

In ad dition to determining image quality when photos are printed or displayed on a monitor, the setting chosen influences the number of images can be stored on a memory card.

AUTO/SCENE

96–97

IMAGE SIZE

Specifies image size , i.e., the number of dots (pixels) in each photo. This determines the number of images that can be stored on a memory card and ho w large images can be when printed.

AUTO/SCENE

98–99

WHITE BALANCE AUTO Only

This setting is used to ensur e that colors are repr oduced accurately under diff erent light sources.

100–101

CONTINUOUS AUTO Only

Using this option, you can set the camera to take photos in a continuous sequence or create collages of sixteen consecutive pictures.

BSS AUTO Only

BSS (Best-Shot Selection) is used when inadver tent camera movement could cause blurring.

102–103

S Off

On

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

QUAL

SIZE

+ 0.3

EXP. +/-

S 0

A

MENU

- 0.3

O F F SELECT SET

1

QUAL

SIZE

A

IMAGE SHARPENING

S

A

MENU O F F

Auto

Normal

High

Low

Off

SELECT SET

EXP. +/–

This setting is used to adjust exposure for very bright, very dark, or high contrast subjects.

IMAGE SHARPENING

104–105

AUTO Only

106–107

AUTO Only

Controls the compensation performed by the camera to make outlines more distinct.

108–109

95

Making Effective Use of Memory: Image Quality and Size

Together, image quality and size determine how much space each picture occupies on the memory card. This in turn determines the total number of pictures that can be stored. To get an idea of how different settings for image quality and size affect the number of images that can be stored on a memor y card, view the following table, which shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on 8 MB,

16 MB, 64 MB, and 96 MB cards at different combinations of image quality and size.

Note that the n umber of pictures that can be stored at each combination also varies according to their composition (detail, number or colors).

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

FULL

8

16

32

8 MB Card

XGA

19

37

71

FULL

66

131

256

64 MB Card

XGA

159

306

578

VGA

48

88

161

VGA

390

709

1301

FULL

16 MB Card

XGA

16

32

63

39

76

144

FULL

99

196

383

96 MB Card

XGA

238

459

867

VGA

97

177

324

VGA

585

1064

1951

96

Image Quality

To reduce the amount of memory that each picture occupies, images are compressed as they are saved to the memory card. The camera uses JPEG compression, which analyzes images in blocks eight pixels on a side and selectively reduces detail within each block.

The more the image is compressed, the smaller the resulting file and the less space it occupies on the memory card. Compressing the image to make a very small file, however, may cause the block pattern to become visible, and there may be noticeable loss of detail. The actual effect depends on the size of the image when printed or displayed and on the type of subject.

The image-quality menu contains the following options:

S

/ Scene

1

QUAL

SIZE

IMAGE QUALITY

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Option

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

Description

Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints. File size reduced to roughly

1

/

4

of original.

Normal image quality, suited to most applications. File size reduced to roughly

1

/

8

of original.

Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages. File size reduced to roughly 1 /

16

of original.

JPEG

“JPEG” (pronounced “jay-peg”) stands f or “Joint Photographic Experts Group,” the organization which developed the JPEG compression standard.

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Image Size

The image-size menu controls the physical dimensions of the image, measured in pixels. Smaller sizes require less space to store, making them suited to distribution by e-mail and the web. Conversely, the larger the image, the larger the size at which it can be printed without becoming noticeably “grainy.” Choose an image size according to the space available on the memor y card and the task at hand.

The image-size menu contains the following options:

Option

FULL

XGA

VGA

1

QUAL

SIZE FULL

XGA

VGA

IMAGE SIZE

S

/ Scene

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Size (Pixels)

1600

×

1200

1024

640

×

×

768

480

Description

Suited to print sizes ranging from large photo album size through to A5 (roughly 8˝

×

6˝).

Suited to printing at smaller sizes (for example, as an illustration in a letter or report), or to display on monitors 17˝ or larger.

Can be displayed full screen on 13˝ monitors. Suited to distribution by e-mail or the web.

For more information on:

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68 Choosing an image size for electronic distribution

72 Choosing an image size for printing

Viewing the Current Image Quality and Size

The current image quality and size settings are displayed in the monitor as shown at right.

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XGA

NORMAL

33 ]

Print Size

The size of images when printed depends on the resolution of the printer (the higher the resolution, the smaller the final print size). The following table shows how images of different sizes will print at a resolution of 200 dpi (supported by most household inkjet printers).

Image Size

FULL

XGA

VGA

Dimensions When Printed at 200 dpi

Approx. 20

×

15 cm (7.9˝

×

5.9˝)

Approx. 13

×

10 cm (5.1˝

×

3.9˝)

Approx. 8

×

6 cm (3.1˝

×

2.4˝)

99

Keeping Colors True: The White-Balance Menu

What Is “White Balance”?

The color of the light reflected by an object depends on the color of the light source.

The human br ain is able to detect and compensate for such changes in color, with the result that a white object will look white to humans whether viewed in sunlight, under overcast skies, or indoors under incandescent or fluorescent lighting. To a camer a, however, the “whites” produced by these different sources of light var y in color, some being slightly blue and others yellow or red. A digital camera can adjust colors according to lighting so that colors that appear white to the human eye also appear white when viewed in the final picture. This adjustment is called “white balance.”

Choosing a White Balance Setting

In auto mode , white balance can be chosen from the white-balance menu (in other modes, white balance is adjusted automatically according to the type of scene).

The following options are available:

1

QUAL

SIZE

WHITE BALANCE

Auto

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Option

A

Auto

Description

White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in most circumstances.

White Bal Preset

White object used as reference to set white balance under unusual lighting conditions.

White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.

Fine

Use when taking photos indoors under incandescent light.

Incandescent

Use when taking photos indoors under fluorescent light.

Fluorescent

Use for photos taken outdoors under overcast skies.

Cloudy

Speedlight

White balance adjusted to match light produced by flash.

100

Preset White Balance

Preset white balance is used to adjust white balance when shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as though they had been taken under white light). When (White Bal Preset) is selected from the white-balance menu, the camera will zoom in and the menu shown at right will be displayed in the monitor.

Option

Cancel

Measure

1

S

WHITE BALANCE PRESET

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Description

Recalls the most recent setting for preset white balance from memory and sets white balance to this value .

To measure a new value for white balance , place a white object, such as a piece of paper, under the lighting that will be used in the final picture. Frame this object so that it fills the square in the center of the menu shown above. Highlight Measure and press the multi selector to the right to measure a new value for preset white balance (camera will zoom out and shutter will be released, but no picture will be recorded).

Viewing the Current White-Balance Setting

At settings other than Auto, the current white-balance setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.

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NORMAL

10 ]

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Taking Pictures in a Sequence: The Continuous Menu

The “continuous” menu determines whether the camera takes one picture each time the shutter-release button is pressed, or records a continuous sequence of pictures while the shutter-release button is held down.

Option

Single

Continuous

Multi-Shot 16

1

QUAL

SIZE

CONTINUOUS

S

A

MENU O F F

Single

Continuous

Multi-shot 16

SELECT SET

Description

Camera records one picture each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

Camera records pictur es at a rate of about three photos ever y two seconds while the shutter-release button is held all the way down.

This setting can be used to capture fleeting expressions on a portrait subject, or to picture a subject that is mo ving unpredictably.

The flash is turned off when this setting is in effect, and focus, exposure, and white balance are determined by the first pictur e in the series.

Camera takes sixteen consecutive “thumbnail” images 400

×

300 pixels in size and combines them into a collage measuring 1600

×

1200 pixels. This option is only available when image size is set to FULL.

The flash is turned off when this setting is in effect, and focus, exposure, and white balance are determined by the first pictur e in the series.

The Memory Buffer

The camera is equipped with a memor y buffer for temporary storage of photos during shooting, allowing you to take several pictures in succession without waiting for the images to be transferred to the memory card. The number of images that can be stored in the buffer depends on the quality and size of the images. When the buffer becomes full, an hourglass icon ( ) will be displayed in the monitor until enough data have been transferred to the card to allow more pictures to be taken. More pictures can be taken as soon as enough memory becomes available in the buffer. At a setting of Continuous, you can continue to take pictures as long as the shutter-release button is held down, although the rate at which pictures are taken will drop when the buffer fills up.

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During Recording

While images are being transferred from the buffer to the memory card for permanent storage, the green light next to the viewfinder will blink. Do not eject the memor y card, or

remove or disconnect the power source until the light has stopped blinking. Removing the card or cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data. Be sure that the camera is off before you remove the memory card.

Low Battery

If battery power is low when the camera is set to Continuous, no more than ten shots can be taken in a single sequence.

Viewing the Current Continuous Setting

At settings other than Single , the curr ent “continuous” setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.

[

NORMAL

10 ]

103

Getting Sharper Photos: The BSS Menu

“Best-shot selection” (BSS) is used when inadvertent camera movement could cause blurring. It is most effective in situations in which inadvertent camera move-

1

QUAL

SIZE

BSS ment can produce blurred pictures, for example when:

• the camera is zoomed in

S Off

On

A

MENU O F F

• you are using macro close-up to take pictures at ranges of less than 30 cm (1´)

SELECT SET

• the flash can not be used although lighting is poor (for example, the subject is outside the range of the flash or you want to capture natural lighting under lowlight conditions)

BSS may not produce the desired results with a moving subject or if you change the composition while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

The BSS menu contains the following options:

Option

Off

On

Description

BSS off; camera functions normally.

Camera takes photos as long as the shutter-release button is held down, to a maximum of ten. These images are then compared and the sharpest photo (the photo with the highest level of detail) saved to the memory card. The flash is turned off, and focus, exposure, and white balance are determined by the first picture in the series.

104

Restrictions on BSS

BSS is not available at “continuous” settings of Continuous and Multi-Shot 16. Selecting either of these options automatically cancels BSS.

Viewing the Current BSS Setting

When BSS is on, a BSS icon appears in the monitor.

[

NORMAL

10 ]

105

Bright, Dark, and High-Contrast Subjects: The Exp. +/– Menu

To obtain the desired results with certain subject compositions (for example, when large areas of the frame are very br ight, very dark, or contain areas of strong contrast), it may be necessary to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera. This can be done using the exposure compensation menu. Exposure compensation can be set to values between –2.0 EV

(underexposure) and +2.0 EV (overexposure).

1

QUAL

SIZE

+ 0.3

EXP. +/-

S 0

A

MENU

- 0 . 3

O F F SELECT SET

Exposure compensation is only available in auto mode. In other modes, the camera automatically adjusts exposure to suit the selected scene.

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Choosing an Exposure Compensation Value

As a rule of thumb, select positive values when large areas of the frame are ver y bright (for example, when photographing an expanse of sunlit water, sand, or snow) or when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Use negative values when large areas of the frame are ver y dark (for example, when photographing a forest of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main subject. This is because the camera, in order to avoid extreme over- or under-exposure, tends to lower exposure when the frame is very bright and raise exposure when the frame is very dark, which can make naturally bright subjects look dim and naturally dark subjects appear over-bright, or “washed out.”

The easiest way to choose an exposure compensation value is to examine the view through the lens in the monitor. If image appears too dark, raise exposure compensation. If it is too bright, lower compensation. Repeat until the desired result has been achieved.

Viewing the Current Exposure Compensation Setting

At settings other than ±0, exposure compensation is displayed in the monitor.

[

NORMAL

10 ]

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Making Edges More Distinct: The Image Sharpening Menu

When you take a picture, the camer a automatically outlines edges, making the image appear sharper. In auto mode , the image-sharpening menu gives you control over the amount of sharpening performed (in scene mode , the camera automatically adjusts sharpening according to the subject). The following options are available:

1

S

QUAL

SIZE

A

IMAGE SHARPENING

A

MENU O F F

Auto

Normal

High

Low

Off

SELECT SET

Option

A

Auto

Description

Camera sharpens edges for optimal results; adjustment performed differs from image to image.

Camera performs same standard level of sharpening on all images.

Normal

Image processed to increase sharpness, making edges more distinct.

High

Amount of sharpening reduced below normal level.

Low

No sharpening performed.

Off

108

The effects of sharpening are not visible in the monitor.

Viewing the Current Image Sharpening Setting

At settings other than Auto and Off, the current imagesharpening setting is shown by an icon in the monitor.

[

NORMAL

10 ]

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Camera Setup

The SET-UP Menu

This section details the options available in the SET-UP menu, where you make changes to basic camera settings, and perform such tasks as formatting memory cards.

To view the SET-UP menu:

1 2

IMAGE QUALITY

1

QUAL

SIZE

Select , , , , , , , or

3

AUTO

1

QUAL

SIZE

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight page tab

SET

S

A

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display menu f or current mode

4

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

SET-UP

S

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2

Highlight S

SELECT SET

5

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT

Display SET-UP menu

SET

For more information on:

14 Using the menus

110

The SET-UP menu contains two pages of options:

SET-UP Menu, Page 1

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

S

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

MENU PAGE2 SELECT SET

1

Brightness

Controls monitor brightness.

S

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

On

Off

SET

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

On

Off

Reset

SET

1

S

MENU O F F

WARNING!

All images will be deleted!

No

Format

SELECT SET

113

Auto Transfer

Turns transfer marking on or off. All photos taken when transfer marking is on can be transferred to a computer simply by pressing the TRANS-

FER button when camera and computer are connected.

114

Seq. Number

Controls automatic file naming.

115

Memory Card Format

Using this option, you can format memor y cards for use in the

COOLPIX775.

1

S

Y M D

116

Date

This option is used to set camera’s internal clock calendar to the current date and time .

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

30 sec

1 min

5 min

30 min

SET

117

Auto Off

Set the length of time before the monitor turns off automatically to save power.

118

111

SET-UP Menu, Page 2

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1 Video Mode

Language

VIDEO MODE

VIDEO MODE

NTSC

PAL

S

Video Mode

This option is used to choose the standard for video output from NTSC and PAL.

MENU O F F SELECT SET

1 Video Mode

Language

LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE

S

MENU O F F SELECT

F

S

D

E

SET

119

Language

Choose the language for camera menus and messages from German,

English, French, and Spanish.

119

112

Adjusting Monitor Brightness: The Brightness Menu

This option controls monitor brightness. Press the multi selector up or down to increase or decrease the brightness of the monitor by moving the arrow to the right of the display up or down. Changes to brightness take effect immediately, and the results are visible in the center of the display.

1

S

MENU O F F SELECT SET

113

Marking Pictures for Transfer: The Auto Transfer Menu

When you connect the camera to a computer r unning Nikon View and press the TRANSFER button, any images that have been marked for transfer will automatically be copied to the computer. The transfer menu controls whether images are marked for transfer as they are taken. The following options are available:

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

Option Description

On

(Default setting)

Pictures and movies are marked for transf er as they are taken.

On

Off

SET

Off Pictures and movies are not marked for transfer.

Changing Transfer Status

Images already recorded to the memory card can be selected for transfer by pressing the

TRANSFER button when the image is displayed in Full-Screen review ( 60) or in playback mode ( 122), or when the image is highlighted in thumbnail review or thumbnail playback.

If the image is already marked for transfer, pressing the TRANSFER button will turn transfer marking off. The Transfer option in the playback menu can be used to select all images on the memory card for transfer, or to remove transfer marking from all images ( 138).

Marking image files for transfer

Up to 999 images on a memor y card can be marked for transfer. Image files of any file number can be transferred. To transfer 1000 or more images, use one of the following methods:

1) Transfer the images using Nikon View 4, not the TRANSFER button.

2) Transfer 999 images using the TRANSFER button, and unmark the images once they have been transferred. Then mark the remaining images for transfer and press the TRANSFER button once again.

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File Numbering: The Seq. Number Menu

When saving pictures, the camera assigns each picture a file name consisting of “DSCN” followed by a fourdigit number assigned automatically by the camera. The

Seq. Number menu controls how the camera assigns file numbers.

1

S

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

Date

Auto Off

On

Off

Reset

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Option

On

Off

Reset

Description

When this option is selected, the camera assigns all subsequent file numbers sequentially in ascending order, starting from the last number used.

If the memor y card is formatted or a new card inserted in the camera, file numbering will continue from the last number used. This makes it easier to keep track of images and helps prevent files from being accidentally overwritten when they are copied to the same folder on a computer .

The camera does not store the last file number used. When a new file is created, numbering starts from the lowest number available.

Clears the current file number from memory. Sequential file numbering begins again from the lo west number available on the current memory card.

File and Folder Names

Photos created by the COOLPIX775 have names of the form “DSCNnnnn.JPG,” where nnnn is a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”). In place of “JPG,” movies have the extension “MOV” (e.g., “DSCN0001.MOV”). Photos and movies are stored in folders with a name consisting of a three-digit number between 100 and 999, f ollowed by “NIKON” (e.g., “100NIKON”).

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Memor y Card Format

The memor y card supplied with your camera is already formatted for use in the COOLPIX775. Other memory cards will however need to be formatted prior to use. For more information on formatting memory cards, see “Tutorial: Fir st Steps” ( 37).

1

S

MENU O F F

WARNING!

All images will be deleted!

No

Format

SELECT SET

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The Date Menu

The Date option is used to set the camera to the current date and time. For more information, see “Tutorial: First Steps” ( 42).

1

S

Y M D

MENU O F F SELECT SET

117

Conserving Battery Power : The Auto-Off Menu

When oper ated on battery power, the camer a will enter sleep mode if no operations are performed for thir ty seconds (or three minutes when menus are displayed). The time limit for sleep mode can be chosen from thir ty seconds, one minute, five minutes, and thir ty minutes using the Auto Off menu.

1

Brightness

Auto Transfer

Seq. Number

Memory Card Format

S Date

Auto Off

MENU O F F SELECT

30 sec

1 min

5 min

30 min

SET

Using a 2CR5 (DL245) Battery

When powered by a six-volt 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery, the camera may become hot if left on for an extended period. We recommend that you set Auto Off to five minutes or less when using a 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batter y.

Sleep Mode

In sleep mode , all camera functions are deactivated and the camera itself is effectively off, consuming almost no power. The camera can be reactivated by pressing the multi selector or MENU button, by rotating the mode dial, or by pressing the shutter-release button halfway. When the camera is reactivated, the green light next to the viewfinder will light, and the monitor will then turn on after a shor t pause.

Using an AC Adapter

When the camera is powered by the EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately), the camera will remain on for thirty minutes if no operations are performed, regardless of the setting in the Auto Off menu. If the camera is connected to a video device, video output will continue indefinitely after the monitor has turned off.

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Choosing a Video Standard: The Video-Mode Menu

The Video Mode menu is used to select the standard used for video output. Adjust this setting to match the standard used in any video device to which you connect the camera.

1 Video Mode

Language

S

Option

NTSC

PAL

NTSC

PAL

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Description

Use when connecting the camera to NTSC devices.

Use when connecting the camera to PAL devices. If the video cable is connected to the camera at this setting, the monitor will turn off.

The Language Menu

This option is used to choose the language in which camera menus and messages are displayed. For more information, see “Tutorial: Fir st Steps” ( 40).

1 Video Mode

Language

S

MENU O F F SELECT

D

E

F

S

SET

For more information on:

139 Connecting the camera to a TV or VCR

119

Playing Images Back

Playback Mode

This section details the operations that can be performed when the mode dial is set to . It is divided into the following three sub-sections shown opposite:

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Basic Playback .................................................................................................................

122–127

This section covers operations that can be performed using the multi selector and the buttons on the back of the camera, including:

• playback of pictures stored on the memory card, whether singly or in “contact sheets” of nine or four thumbnail images

• movie playback

• deleting individual pictures

• zooming in on images for enlarged views that show fine details

• marking individual images for transfer to a computer

The Playback Menu .......................................................................................................

128–138

Read this section for a description of the operations that can be performed in the playback menu:

• deleting multiple pictures

• “slide shows,” or automatic sequential playback of the pictures stored on the memor y card

• protecting pictures from deletion

• creating electronic “print orders” in Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)

• marking all pictures for transfer to a computer

Television Playback ........................................................................................................

– 139

Learn how to connect your camera to a video device for playback on a television set.

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Basic Playback

When the mode dial is turned to , the camera enter s playback mode with the most recent picture displayed in the monitor. This section covers the operations that can be perfor med in playback mode using the multi selector and buttons on the back of the camera.

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Single-Image Playback

In single-image playback, you can perform the following operations:

To Press

View other photos

Description

Press the multi selector up to view images recorded before the current photo, down to view images recorded after current photo. Hold down to scroll rapidly to desired frame number.

Hide or display photo info

( 124)

Press the multi selector to the left to hide photo information. Press the button again to view photo information.

Play movie

( 125)

If the current image is marked with a icon to show that it is a movie, pressing the multi selector to the right starts movie playback. Press again to pause playback.

Select current photo for transfer to computer

TRANSFER

Images marked for transfer to a computer are shown by a

icon. To select the current image for transfer, press the TRANSFER button. If the current image is already selected for transfer, pressing the TRANSFER button will remove transfer marking.

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(

To

Delete current photo

View multiple images

127)

Zoom in on current photo

( 126)

(

(

(

Press

)

)

)

Description

A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to right to select.

DELETE

1 ERASE IMAGES

YES OR NO ?

• Select Yes to delete photo

• Select No to save photo and return to shooting mode

No

Yes

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press the button to display a menu of nine thumbnail images. Press again to view a menu of four thumbnail images. Press a third time to view highlighted thumbnail full screen.

Press the button to magnify center of photo to fill monitor (note that zoom can not be used with movies). While photo is zoomed in, use the multi selector to view other parts of the image. To cancel zoom, press button a second time.

Display playback menu

( 128)

MENU

Press the MENU button to display or hide the playback menu.

Playback Tips

In single-image playback, pictures are displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory card. This makes it possible to scroll rapidly through the pictures in memory without waiting for each image to be displayed at full resolution.

To scroll quickly to a particular frame number without viewing the intervening photos, press and hold the multi selector towards the top or bottom. The picture displayed will not change, but the frame number displayed at the bottom right corner of the monitor will increase or decrease rapidly. Release the multi selector when the desired frame number is reached.

The first and last pictures in memory are linked. Pressing the multi selector up when the first photo in memory is displayed will take you to the last photo. Pressing the multi selector down when the last photo is displayed takes you to the first photo.

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Photo Information

Photo information is superimposed on images displayed in single-image playback. To hide the photo information display, press the multi selector to the left. Pressing the multi selector to the left a second time will restore the photo information display.

Monitor shows

14:20

14:20 playback image and photo information

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5/ 9

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Monitor shows playback image only

The photo information display is shown below.

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1 Date of recording

2 Time of recording

3 Image size

4 Image quality

5 File number and type

6 Batter y level indicator

7 Transfer icon

8 Print-order icon

9 Protect icon

10 Current frame number/total number of frames on memor y card

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Movie Playback

In single-image playback, movies are indicated by a icon in the lower left corner of the display. Movie playback is controlled by the multi selector.

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Star t movie. While movie is in progr ess, press to pause movie; press again to resume movie playback. When movie ends, first frame of movie will be displayed and normal playback will resume.

While movie is paused: rewind movie one frame.

While movie is paused: advance movie one frame.

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Zoom

Use the ( ) button to zoom in on pictures displayed in single-image playback (zoom can not be used with movies).

×

2

/

Operation Function

(

Press

) Magnify center of image to fill monitor (2

×

). Press a second time to cancel zoom.

Scroll to another area of the image.

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Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback

Pressing the button in single-image playback displays a menu of nine thumbnail images, where you can select pictures or movies for viewing, delete images, and mark images for transfer to a computer.

/

To

Highlight images

Press Description

Pr ess the multi selector up, down, left, or right to highlight a thumbnail.

View highlighted image at a larger size

( )

Pr ess the button once to view a menu of four thumbnail images. Press again to view highlighted thumbnail full screen.

A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to right to select.

DELETE

• Select Yes to delete photo

1 ERASE IMAGES

YES OR NO ?

• Select No to save photo and return to shooting mode

Delete highlighted photo

( )

No

Yes

Select highlighted photo for transfer to computer

MENU O F F SELECT SET

TRANSFER

Images marked for transfer to a computer are shown by a

icon. To select the current image for transfer, press the TRANSFER button. If the current image is already selected for transfer, pressing the TRANSFER button will remove transfer marking.

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The Playback Menu

The playback menu contains options for deleting images and print-orders, for protecting images from deletion, and for playing images back one after the other in automatic “slide shows.” You can also create a digital “print order” for pr inting pictures on any device compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), and select images for transfer to a computer.

To view the playback menu:

1 2

1

PLAY BACK MENU

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

Select

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press MENU button to display playback menu

For more information on:

15 Using the menus

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The playback menu contains the following options:

1

PLAY BACK MENU

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

Playback Menu

1

MENU O F F SELECT

DELETE

Selectd Images

All Images

Print Set

SET

Delete

This option can be used to delete all or selected photos, and to delete the current print order.

1

MENU O F F SELECT

SLIDE SHOW

Start

Frame Intvl

Pause

SET

130–131

Slide Show

Select this option for automated sequential playback of all photos on the memory card.

MENU O F F SELECT

PROTECT

SET

132–133

Protect

Using this option, you can protect images from accidental deletion.

SELECT SET

PRINT

DONE

134–135

Print Set

This option is used to select images for printing on a DPOF-compatible device.

SELECT SET

1

MENU

TRANSFER

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

O F F SELECT

All ON

All OFF

SET

DONE

136–137

Transfer

This option is used to select all images on the memory card for transfer to a computer, or to remove transfer marking from all images.

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Deleting Pictures and Print Orders: The Delete Menu

Using the options in the Delete menu, you can:

• delete selected pictures

1

• delete all pictures

• delete the current print order ( 136)

Deleting Selected Pictures and Movies

To delete selected pictures and movies:

1

DELETE

1 Selectd Images

All Images

Print Set

2

MENU O F F

DELETE

Selectd Images

All Images

Print Set

SELECT SET

ERASE SELECTED IMAGES

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight Selected Images

SET SELECT SET DONE

Display menu of thumbnail images

3

ERASE SELECTED IMAGES

4

ERASE SELECTED IMAGES

SELECT SET

Highlight image

DONE SELECT SET DONE

Press multi selector up or down to select image for deletion. Selected images are marked by icon. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select additional images for deletion. To deselect image, highlight and press m ulti selector up or down. To exit without deleting images, press MENU button.

Before Deleting Pictures

Once deleted, pictures can not be recovered. Be sure that any pictures you would like to keep have been transferred to your computer.

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5

MENU O F F

DELETE

2 ERAS

E IMAGES

YES OR

NO ?

No

Yes

SELECT SET

Press button to display a confirmation dialog. Press multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to right to put choice into effect:

• Select Yes to delete all selected images

• Select No to return to playback menu without deleting images

Deleting All Pictures and Movies

To delete all pictures on the memory card:

1

1

DELETE

Selectd Images

All Images

Print Set

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight All Images

SET

2

ERASE ALL IMAGES

Erasing all images

( Exclude )

No

Yes

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Confirmation dialog displayed. Pr ess multi selector up or down to highlight option, press to right to put choice into effect:

• Select Yes to delete all images on memory card (protected images will not be deleted)

• Select No to return to playback menu without deleting images

Cancel the Print Set

Cancel the Print Set by selecting Delete from the Print Set option in the playback menu. ( 136)

Marking Movie Files for Transfer

Please note that the trasnfer icon will removed from movie files marked for transfer when the Print Set is deleted by selecting Print Set from the Delete option within the playback menu. Transfer settings for movie files must then be reset.

Protected Images

Images marked with a icon are protected and can not be selected for deletion.

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Automated Playback: The Slide-Show Menu

The slide-show option in the playback menu is used f or automated sequential playback. When Start is selected in the slide-show menu, all images on the memor y card will be played back one after the other in the order recorded, with a pause between each image.

Starting a Slide Show

1

1

SLIDE SHOW

Start

Frame Intvl

Pause

2

MENU O F F SELECT

Highlight Start

SET

1

SLIDE SHOW

Start

Frame Intvl

Pause

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Press multi selector to right to start slide show. Images are displayed one-by-one in order recorded, starting from oldest photo on card. Movies will be played back as still images of showing first frame of movie.

Auto Off

If the slide show lasts for more than half an hour, Auto Off ( 118) will take effect after thirty minutes and the monitor will turn off automatically.

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The following operations can be performed while a slide show is in progress:

To Press

Pause slide show

End slide show

(

MENU

)

Description

PAUSE

Press the button to pause the slide show. The dialog shown at right will be displayed. To re-

1 start the slide show, highlight Restart and press the multi selector to the right.

MENU

Restart

Frame Intvl

O F F SELECT SET

Press the MENU button to end the slide show and return to single-image playback.

Changing the Display Interval

The slide show menu shown opposite and the pause dialog shown above both contain a Frame Intvl option for changing the length of time each image in the slide show is displayed. To change display interval, highlight Frame Intvl and press the multi selector to the right. The menu of inter val settings shown at right will be displayed; highlight the desired setting and press the multi selector to the right.

1

FRAME INTVL

5 s

MENU O F F SELECT SET

Frame Interval

Owing to differences in the file size of the images in the slide show and the speed at which they can be read from the memory card, the actual inter val may diff er from the value shown in the menu.

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Safeguarding Valuable Images: The Protect Menu

Selecting Protect from the playback menu displays the menu shown at right, where you can select images to protect from accidental deletion. Protected files can not be deleted in review, single-image playback, or from the delete sub-menu. Note, however, that protected images will be deleted when a memory card is formatted.

PROTECT

SELECT SET

1

PROTECT

2

PROTECT

DONE

SELECT SET

Highlight image

DONE SELECT SET DONE

Press multi selector up or down to select image. Selected images are marked b y icon. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional images. To deselect image, highlight and press multi selector up or down.

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3

Press button to complete operation.

To exit Protect menu without changing protected status of images, press MENU button.

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Ordering Prints: The Print-Set Menu

Selecting Print Set from the playback menu displays the menu shown at r ight. Here you can specify pictures to be printed, the number of prints, and the inf ormation to be included on each print. This information is stored on the memor y card in Digital Print

Order Format (DPOF). Once a print order has been created, the memory card can be removed from the camera and inserted in any DPOF-compatible device— be it your personal photo printer or a photofinisher’s print system—and images printed directly from the card.

1

PRINT

2

SELECT SET

PRINT

PRINT

DONE

SELECT SET

Highlight image

DONE SELECT SET DONE

Press multi selector up to select image .

Selected images are marked b y icon.

Deleting the Print Order

To delete the current print order when it is no longer needed, select Print Set from the

Delete menu ( 130).

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3

4

PRINT

SELECT SET

MENU O F F

PRINT SET

Done

Info

Date

SELECT SET

DONE

Use multi selector to specify number of prints. Press up to increase (maximum 9), down to decrease . To deselect image, press multi selector down when number of prints is 1. Repeat steps 1–3 to select additional images. To exit without altering print order, press MENU button.

Press button to complete operation and display menu of print options. To highlight option, press multi selector up or down.

• To print shutter speed and aperture on all selected pictures, highlight Info and press multi selector to right. Check will appear in box next to item.

• To print date of recording on all selected pictures, highlight Date and press multi selector to right. Check will appear in box next to item.

• To deselect a checked item, highlight and press multi selector to right.

• To complete print order and return to playback, highlight Done and press multi selector to right. To exit without altering print order, press MENU button.

Print Settings Created Using Other Cameras

If a memory car d containing images with print settings created using any other model of camera is inserted into a COOLPIX775, such settings will not be recognized and must be reset using the COOLPIX775. The same applies if a card from a COOLPIX 775 is inserted into any other model of camera.

Only one print-order can be stored on the memor y card at a time.

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Marking All Images for Transfer: The Transfer Menu

Selecting Transfer from the playback menu displays the menu shown at right. By default, photos and mov-

1 ies are automatically marked for transfer when they are recorded. The playback Transfer option is used when you want to remove transfer marking from all images, or to select all images for transfer after turning transfer marking off.

MENU O F F

TRANSFER

Delete

Slide Show

Protect

Print Set

Transfer

SELECT

All ON

All OFF

SET

Option

All ON

All OFF

Description

Mark all images on the memory card for transfer to a computer.

Remove transfer marking from all images on the memory card.

Marking image files for transfer

Up to 999 images on a memor y card can be marked for transfer. Image files of any file number can be transferred. To transfer 1000 or more images, use one of the following methods:

1) Transfer the images using Nikon View 4, not the TRANSFER button.

2) Transfer 999 images using the TRANSFER button, and unmark the images once they have been transferred. Then mark the remaining images for transfer and press the TRANSFER button once again.

Transfer Settings Created Using Other Models of Nikon Camera

If a memory card containing images with transfer settings created using any other model of

Nikon camera is inser ted into a COOLPIX775, such settings will not be recognized and must be r eset using the COOLPIX775. The same applies if a card from a COOLPIX775 is inserted into any other model of Nikon camera.

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Television Playback: Connecting Your Camera to a Video Device

Using the EG-775 video cable provided with your camer a, you can connect the

COOLPIX775 to a television or VCR. The video device will show the same picture as is displayed in the camera monitor.

1 Connect the video cable to the camera

Insert the black plug on the EG-775 into the camera’s interface connector.

2 Connect the video cable to the video device

Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the television or VCR.

3 Tune the television to the video channel

4 Turn the camera on

The television will mirror the image in the camera monitor.

Use an AC Adapter

To prevent the display in the television from turning off whenever the camera enters sleep mode, connect the camera to an EH-2 1 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately).

Note, however, that camera settings and photo info will not be displayed on the television screen when the camera monitor is off.

Choosing a Video Mode ( 119)

The Video Mode item in the SETUP menu offers a choice of NTSC and PAL standards for video output. Be sure that the standard selected matches that of any video device to which you connect the camera.

PAL Video Mode ( 119)

At a setting of PAL, the monitor will turn off when a video cable is connected. In movie mode, however, the monitor will turn on and output to the video de vice will be suspended.

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Connections

Your Camera and Your Computer

By connecting your Nikon digital camera to a computer running Nikon View, you unleash its full potential. Images can be transferred to your computer and from there distr ibuted electronically to family and friends. Selected images can be copied to a floppy disk directly from the camera’s memory card, then delivered to a photofinisher, or you can save copies to your hard disk and use your favorite imaging software to retouch images or print copies on a color printer.

Already Have Nikon View?

In or der to transfer images to your computer using the UC-E2 USB cable, the

COOLPIX775 requires the version of Nikon View 4 provided with the camera. If you have a version of Nik on View that was included with another Nik on digital camera, you will need to upgrade to the version provided with the COOLPIX775 as described in the Nikon View Reference Manual (on CD).

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This section describes how to connect your camera to a computer running Nikon

View using the UC-E2 Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable supplied with your camera.

Users whose computers are not equipped with a USB interface can inser t the camera memory card in a card reader or card slot, as described below.

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Before You Begin: Installing Nikon View

The first step to using Nikon View is to read the directions for installation. These are included on the reference CD provided with your camera.

1 Insert the reference CD in a CD-ROM drive

After turning your computer on and waiting for the operating system to start up, place the reference CD in a CD-ROM drive.

Macintosh and Windows

Nikon View 4.1

Version 4.0

Reference Manual

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If you are using a Macintosh computer, the reference CD window will open automatically on the desktop. Windows users will need first to doubleclick the My Computer icon and then the Nikon icon to open the reference CD window.

INDEX.pdf icon in the reference CD

Image Database Software

Depending on where you purchased your camera, the COOLPIX775 comes with Canto

Cumulus, iView Media Pro, or Fotostation Easy image database softwar e. See the reference

CD for information on installing these applications. If you will be using Cumulus or iView

Media Pro, remember to install the image database software before installing Nikon View. If you will be using Fotostation Easy, install Nikon View 4 first, and then install Fotostation Easy.

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2 Install Adobe Acrobat Reader

The installation instructions for Nikon View are in Por table Document Format

(PDF). To view the instructions requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later. If

Adobe Acrobat Reader is already installed on your system, proceed to Step 3.

To install Adobe Acrobat Reader, double-click the folder for the language of your choice and then double-click the installer icon. The installer start-up screen will be displayed; follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

Installer icon

(Windows)

Installer icon

(Macintosh)

Start-up screen (Macintosh)

Start-up screen (Windows)

3 Read the installation instructions and install Nikon View

Once installation is complete, double-click the INDEX.pdf icon in the Nikon window (see opposite) to view a clickable index of the documentation available for Nikon View. Follow the links to display the installation instructions for your computer system. If desired, you can print the installation instructions using the

Print… command in the Acrobat Reader File menu and follow along dur ing installation of Nikon View.

Before Starting the Install

Before installing image database software or Nikon View, be sure to exit all other programs, including Adobe Acrobat Reader and any virus-checking software.

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Getting Connected: Connecting to Your Computer

Once you have installed Nikon View, you are ready to transfer pictures and movies to your computer. Images can be transferred either via a direct USB connection between the camera and computer, or by removing the memory card from the camera and inserting it in a card reader or PC card slot.

Direct Connection: Connecting Your Camera by Cable

If your computer is equipped with a built-in USB interface, you can connect the camer a and computer using the UC-E2 USB cable provided with your camera. If your computer does not have a built-in USB connection, you can transfer images using a card reader or PC card slot (see following section).

1 Turn the computer on

Turn the computer on and wait for the operating system to start up.

2 Select the images to be transferred

After turning the mode dial to , turn the camer a on and press the button to display a page of thumbnail images ( 127). Check that the images you want to transfer are mar ked with a icon. To select unmarked pictures for transfer or to deselect pictures already marked for transfer, highlight the picture and press the TRANSFER button.

To select all images for transfer, select All On in the playback Transfer menu ( 138).

Transfer Time

Note that when large numbers of images are selected, some time will be required for transfer.

“Hot Plug”

The USB interface supports “hot plug” connection of peripheral devices. This means that the camera can be on or off when you connect it to the computer. Note however that the procedure detailed in “Disconnecting the camera” ( 148) must be followed when disconnecting the USB interface cable .

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3 Connect the interface cable to the computer

Connect the other end of the cable to the computer as shown at right.

4 Connect the interface cable to the camera

Connect the UC-E2 USB cable to the camera’s interface connector. While the interface cable is connected, the monitor will be off and all controls except the power switch and TRANSFER button disabled.

Connect the Camera Directly to the Computer

The camera may not function as expected when connected via a USB hub or keyboard.

Register the Camera with the System (Windows)

The first time the camera is connected to a Windows computer, the camera must be “registered” with the system so that the computer will know how to communicate with the camera. If you are using Windows Millennium Edition (Me) or Windows 2000, the computer will register the camera automatically the first time the camera is connected. The files needed to register the camera with Windows 98/98 Second Edition (SE) is contained on the

Nikon View installer CD. Be sure the CD is inserted in the drive when you first connect your camera. Other versions of Windows do not support USB. More information on registering your camera can be found in Nikon View Reference Manual.

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Use a Reliable Power Source

When transferring data between the camera and the computer, we recommend that you use an EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately) to ensure a reliable power supply. If the camera is running on batter y power, be sure that the battery is charged. If possible, have spare batteries on hand. If the battery runs low, turn the camera off and replace the battery after verifying that the image transfer dialog is not displayed in the computer monitor.

Mac OS 8.6

Users of Mac OS 8.6 will need to upgrade to version 1.3.5 of the Apple Computer USB driver.

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5 Press the TRANSFER button

Once the camera is turned on, Nikon View will automatically detect the camera. After Nikon View has started, press the TRANSFER button on the camera to copy all mar ked images from the memory card to the computer. The message “PRE-

PARING TO TRANSFER” will appear in the camera monitor. After a brief pause, transfer will begin, and the message “TRANSFERRING IMAGE TO COM-

PUTER” will be displayed.

PREPARING

TO TRANSFER

TRANSFERRING

IMAGE TO

COMPUTER

6 Disconnect the camera

When all mar ked images have been transferred, the monitor will show “TRANSFER COMPLETED.”

Before disconnecting the cable or turning the camera off, you must remove the camera from the system as described below.

TRANSFER COMPLETED

Interrupting Transfer

To end transfer before all marked pictures have been copied to the computer, click the

Cancel button in the Nikon View transfer progress dialog. The message, “TRANSFER CAN-

CELLED” will appear in the camera monitor. Even though the message “TRANSFER COM-

PLETED” may appear after transfer has been cancelled, transfer has not been successfully completed.

For more information on:

59 Marking images for transfer as they are taken

122 Marking images for transfer after they are taken

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Disconnecting the Camera

When you want to disconnect the camera from the computer, follow the instructions below before turning the camera off or disconnecting the USB cable.

Windows Millenium Edition / Windows 2000

Click the “Unplug or eject hardware” icon in the taskbar and select Stop USB Disk from the menu that appears. If this step is not performed before the camera is disconnected or turned off, a warning will be displayed. Click OK to clear the warning from the screen.

Windows 98 / Windows 98SE

Double click the My Computer icon, and right click the removable disk corresponding to the camera. Select Eject from the menu that appears.

Macintosh

Drag the “untitled” volume representing the camera to the

Trash.

When a transfer error occurs, messages such as “TRANSFER ERROR” or “COMMUNICA-

TION ERROR” will appear in the montior. The error message may be followed by the messasge “TRANSFER COMPLETED”, although note that transfer is NOT complete when an error occurs. Remember to follow the above disconnection procedure when disconnecting the camera after a transfer error.

Formatting Memory Cards

If a memor y card inser ted into the camera formatted using Explorer or My Computer

(Windows), or Erase Disk is selected from the Special menu (Macintosh), all images on the card will be deleted.

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Disconnecting the Camera During image Transfer

Confirm that image transfer is complete and the message

“TRANSFER COMPLETED” is displayed in the camera monitor, before performing any of the above operations.

Do not turn the camera off, disconnect the cable or remove the memory card while the transfer progress meter is displayed in the computer monitor.

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Reading Pictures from Memory Cards

If you have a CompactFlash card reader or your computer is equipped with a PC

card slot, you can transfer images directly from the memory card. Before inser ting the memor y card in a card reader or card slot, turn the camera off and remove the card from the camera.

Using a CompactFlash ™ Card Reader

Before using your card reader, be sure to read all documentation provided by the manufacturer. Then follow the steps below to transfer images from the memory card using the card reader.

1 Turn the computer on

Turn the computer on and wait for the operating system to start up.

2 Insert the memory card into the card reader

If Nikon View has already been installed, and the memory card is from a Nikon

Digital Camera, Nikon View will automatically detect the card. See the Nikon View

Reference Manual for information on transferring images to your computer.

“CompactFlash ™ Card Reader”

A CompactFlash

(CF) card reader is a device that allows your computer to read memory cards of the type used in your camera. CF card readers come in many varieties, ranging from inexpensive USB card readers to the built-in readers found on some newer computers.

“PC Card Slot”

Commonly found on laptop computers, PC card slots take “PCMCIA” (Personal Computer

Memor y Card International Association) cards, which are larger than the CompactFlash ™ memory cards used in your camera. To read CompactFlash ™ memory cards using a PC card slot, you will require an EC-AD1 PC-card adapter, available separately from Nikon.

Viewing the Nikon View Reference Manual

The Nikon View Reference Manual is stored in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the reference CD provided with your camera. To view the Reference Manual, double-click the

INDEX.pdf icon in the root directory of the reference CD ( 142).

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Using a PC Card Slot

1 Insert the memory card into a PC-card adapter

Insert the memor y card into a PC-card adapter as shown at right.

2 Turn the computer on

Turn the computer on and wait for the operating system to start up.

3 Insert the adapter into the card slot

If Nikon View has already been installed, and the memory card is from a Nikon

Digital Camera, Nikon View will automatically detect the card. See the Nikon View

Reference Manual for information on transferring images to your computer.

Removing the Memory Card

Be sure that image transfer is complete before removing the memory card from the card reader or PC card slot.

Do not remove the card while the transfer progress meter is displayed in the computer monitor.

Before removing the memory card from a PC card slot or USB card reader, you will need to remove the card from the system.

Windows Millenium Edition / Windows 2000

Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon in the taskbar and remove the memory card from the system. If this step is omitted, a warning will be displayed. Click OK to clear the warning from the screen.

Windows 98 / Windows 98SE

Double click the My Computer icon, and right click the removable disk corresponding to the camera. Select Eject from the menu that appears.

Macintosh

Drag the “untitled” volume that represents the memory card into the Trash.

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Technical Notes

Camera Care, Options, and Resources

This section provides information on:

Caring for Your Camera ...............................................................................................

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Read this section for tips on cleaning and storing your camera.

Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................

154

Learn what optional accessories are available for the COOLPIX775.

Web Resources..............................................................................................................

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Where to get help on line.

Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................

156–161

Read this section for help when your camera does not function as expected.

Specifications ..................................................................................................................

162–165

Technical data for the COOLPIX775.

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Caring for Your Camera

Cleaning

Lens/

Viewfinder

Monitor

The key to cleaning these glass par ts is to not touch them with your fingers. Use a blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that you pump to produce a stream of air out the other) to remove dust or lint. To remove fingerprints or other stains that can not be removed with a blower, wipe the lens or viewfinder with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that star ts in the center of the lens and works out to the edges.

Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.

Camera Body

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 any sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dr y thoroughly.

Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile c hemicals

Storage

When the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery after checking to make sure that the camer a is off and the lens cover closed. Do not store your camera in locations that:

• are poorly ventilated or damp

• 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)

• are subject to humidities of over 60%

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Optional Accessories

At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for the

COOLPIX775. Contact your retailer or local Nikon representative for details.

AC adapter/battery charger EH-2 1 AC adapter/battery charger

Carrying case CS-E775 Soft Case

CompactFlash memory cards and adapters

• EC-CF 64 MB CompactFlash memory card

• EC-CF 96 MB CompactFlash memory card

• EC-AD 1 PC-card adapter

Converter Adapter

UR-E3 Converter adapter

(for use with WC-E24, WC-E63, TC-E2 only)

Conver ter Lenses

• WC-E24 Wideangle converter

• WC-E63 Wideangle converter

• TC-E2 (2x) Telephoto converter

Approved Memory Cards

In addition to the memory cards listed above, the following memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the COOLPIX775:

• SanDisk SDCFB series 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, 96 MB, and 128 MB

• Lexar Media 4

×

USB series 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, and 80 MB

• Lexar Media 8

×

USB series 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, and 80 MB

• Lexar Media 10

×

USB series 128 MB and 160 MB

Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of memor y card. For more details on the above cards, please contact the manufacturer.

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Web Resources

At the time of writing, the following on-line resources were available for user s of

Nikon digital imaging equipment:

For Product Information and Tips

• For users in the USA: http://www.nikonusa.com/

• For users in the Europe: http://www.nikon-euro.com/

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

For Contact Information

Contact information for the Nikon representative in your area may be found at: http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/

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Troubleshooting

If your camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to the page numbers listed in the rightmost column for infor mation on solving the problems listed here.

Problem

Monitor is blank

Possible Cause

• Camera is off.

• Battery is not correctly inserted or battery-chamber cover is not fully closed.

• Battery is exhausted.

• EH-2 1 AC adapter/batter y charger (available separately) is not properly connected.

• Camera is in sleep mode. Press shutter-release button halfway.

• Monitor is off. Press multi selector up to turn monitor on.

• PAL is selected in Video Mode menu and video cable is connected.

No indicators appear in monitor

• Indicators are hidden. In shooting mode, press multi selector up until indicators are displayed. In playback mode, press multi selector to left until indicators are displayed.

• Slide show is in progress.

Monitor is hard to read

• Monitor brightness requires adjustment.

• Monitor is dirty.

No photo is taken when shutter-release button is fully pressed

• Camera is in playback mode.

• Battery is exhausted.

• Number of exposures remaining is zero: not enough memory remaining.

• AF light flickers: camera unable to focus.

• Flash light flickers: flash is charging.

• Message “MEMORY C ARD IS NOT FORMATTED” appears in monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in

COOLPIX775.

• Message “NO MEMORY CARD” appears in monitor: no memory card in camera.

Photos are too bright

(overexposed)

• Exposure compensation is too high.

55

34

39

52

10

139

51,

122

132

113

151

120

39

47

52

52

37

36

106

156

Problem

Photos are too dark

(underexposed)

Possible Cause

• Flash is off.

• Flash window blocked.

• Subject is outside range of flash.

• Exposure compensation is too low.

Photos are out of focus

Photos are blurred

• Subject was not in the center of the monitor (or viewfinder) when shutter-release button pressed halfway.

• AF light flickers: camera unable to focus.

• Camera shook during shot.

• When lighting is poor:

– Use the flash

– Zoom the camera out

If zooming the camera out does not help and you do not want to or can not use the flash:

– Use Best-Shot Selection (BSS)

– Use the self-timer

– Use a tripod

Flash does not fire

• Flash is off. Note that flash turns off automatically when:

– Camera is in ie) mode

(landscape), (sunset), or (mov-

– Focus is set to (infinity)

Continuous or Multi-Shot 16 is selected in auto mode

– Best-Shot Selection (BSS) is on (auto mode)

• Battery level is low.

• Photo has been overwritten or renamed by a computer or another make of camera.

Photos can not be played back

Television does not mirror image in monitor

• Video cable not correctly connected.

• Television not tuned to video channel.

• Video Mode setting does not match video device.

Nikon View does not start when camera connected or memory card inserted in card reader or card slot

• Camera is off.

• EH-2 1 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately) is not properly connected, or battery is dead.

• Interface cable not correctly connected, or card not properly inserted in card reader, card adapter, or card slot.

See Nikon View Reference Manual for further information on troubleshooting Nikon View.

52

92

50

139

139

139

8

39

104

90

92

83

87

102

104

39

92

93

93

106

52

145,

150

142

157

Error Messages

The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear in the monitor and how to deal with them.

Display

(Flashes)

Problem

Clock calendar not set.

Solution

Set clock calendar to current date and time.

Turn camera off and replace battery.

(Flashes)

WARNING ! !

BATTERY

EXHAUSTED

Battery exhausted.

Battery exhausted.

Turn camera off and replace battery.

WARNING ! !

Mode dial is not in the proper position

WARNING !

NO MENU

Mode dial is positioned between two modes.

Adjust mode dial to select desired mode.

MENU button pressed in

(movie) mode.

Turn mode dial to another setting before using the menus.

42

33

33

9

9

NO MEMORY CARD

Camera can not detect memory card.

Turn camera off and confirm that memory card is correctly inserted.

36

THIS C ARD

CANNOT BE USED

Error accessing memory card. Use approved memory card.

154

Error accessing memory card. Use approved memory card.

154

THIS C ARD IS

INCOMPATIBLE

158

MEMORY CARD

IS NOT

FORMATTED

FORMAT

NO

Card has not been formatted for use in COOLPIX775.

Press multi selector up to highlight FORMAT and press to right to format card, or turn camera off and replace card.

37

MEMORY CARD

FULL

Display Problem Solution

Error occurs during shooting:

Insufficient memory to record further pictures at current settings.

• Reduce image quality or size.

• Delete photographs.

• Insert new card.

96-99

130

36

Error appear s when you try to transfer images to computer:

Not enough space on memory card to record information needed for transfer

Disconnect camera, delete unwanted photographs and try again.

130

148

IMAGE CANNOT

BE SAVED

• Error encountered while saving photo.

• Camera has run out of folder or file numbers.

• Select Off or Reset in Seq.

Numbers menu.

• Reformat memory card.

115

37

CARD CONTAINS

NO IMAGES

FILE CONTAINS

NO IMAGE DATA

Memor y card contains no pictures.

• Camera in review mode: half-press shutter release button to return to shooting mode.

• Mode dial set to (playback mode): turn mode dial to another setting.

File created by computer or different make of camera.

• Delete file.

• Reformat memory card.

52

9

130

37

159

Display

NO IMAGES

ARE MARKED

FOR TRANSFER

Problem Solution

COMMUNICATIONS ERROR

Interface cable or disconnected or memory card removed while images are being transferred to computer.

If error message displayed in computer monitor, click OK to exit Nikon View. Turn camera off and reconnect cable or replace memory card, then turn camera on.

No images marked with icon when TRANSFER button pressed to transfer images to computer.

Disconnect camera and mark at least one image for transfer before connecting camera again.

148,

149

59,

122

160

TRANSFER

ERROR

Display

SYSTEM ERROR

Problem Solution

Error has occur red during image transfer.

Check that the camera is properl y connected and that the battery is fully charged.

39,

148

• Error has occurred in camera’s internal circuitry.

• Lens obstructed when camera is turned on or off.

Turn camera off, unplug optional AC adapter (if using), remove and re-insert battery.

If lens is obstructed, remove obstruction. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative.

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161

Specifications

Type

CCD

Total pixels

Effective pixels

Image size

Lens

Digital camera E775

1 /

2.7

˝ charge-coupled device (CCD)

2.14 million

2.01 million

User can select from:

• Full (1600

×

1200 pixels)

• XGA (1024

×

768 pixels)

• VGA (640

×

480 pixels)

• 3

×

Zoom Nikkor

• F = 5.8 – 17.4 mm (35 mm Camera format equivalent to 38 –

115 mm ); f/2.8 – f/4.9

• Seven elements in six groups

1.25

×

, 1.6

×

, 2.0

×

, 2.5

×

Digital zoom

Autofocus (AF)

Contrast-detect through-the-lens (TTL) AF

Focus modes

Focus range

• Monitor on: continuous AF

• Monitor off: single AF

• 30 cm (1´) –

• Macro mode: 4 cm (1.6˝) –

Viewfinder

Magnification

Real-image zoom optical viewfinder with LED indication

0.35 – 0.97

×

Frame coverage Approximately 82%

Monitor

1.5˝, 110,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Frame coverage Approximately 97% (through/fr eeze image)

Auto off Can be selected from 30 s (default) and 1, 5, and 30 min

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Storage

System Design rule for Camera File systems,Digital Print-Order Format

(DPOF) compliant

Compression JPEG-baseline-compliant;

• FINE(approx. 1/4)

• NORMAL(approx. 1/8)

• BASIC(approx. 1/16)

QuickTime movies

Media

Approximate

Capaciy

Shooting modes

CompactFlash™ (CF) Card Type I

8MB (64MB)

FINE

NORMAL

BASIC

FULL

8 (66)

16 (131)

32 (256)

XGA

19 (159)

37 (306)

71 (578)

VGA

48 (390)

88 (709)

161 (1301)

• Auto (includes shooting menu for control of white balance, capture mode, best-shot selection, exposure compensation, and image sharpening)

• Scene: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, and Backlight

• Movie (up to 15 s of QVGA frames at 15 frames per second)

Capture modes • Single

• Continuous

• Multi-Shot 16 (sixteen frames 400

×

300 pixels in size)

Exposure metering 256-segment matrix through-the-lens (TTL) metering

Exposure

Control

Range (ISO 100 equivalent)

Shutter

Exposure compensation (±2.0 EV in steps of 1 /

3

EV)

• EV +2.5 – +16.2 (W)

• EV +4.2 – +17.8 (T)

Speed

Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter

1 –

1

/

1000 s

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Aperture

Range

Sensitivity

White balance

Electronically controlled preset aperture

Two steps (f/2.8 and f/7.9 [W])

Approximately ISO 100 equivalent with auto gain to ISO 200

Can be selected from Auto (matrix auto white balance with TTL control), Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight, and

Preset

10 s or 3 s duration Self-timer

Built-in Speedlight

Range 0.4 – 1.7 m (1´4˝ – 5´7˝) at maximum zoom

0.4 – 3.0 m (1´4˝ – 9´10˝) when camera zoomed all the way out

0.2 – 2.4 m (8˝ – 7´10˝) in macro close-up mode

Sensor flash system Flash control

Flash modes Auto, Flash Cancel (off), Anytime Flash (fill flash), Slow Sync, Red-

Eye Reduction

Playback

Playback modes Single frame, thumbnail (nine or four images), movie, zoom (2

×

), slide show

Image deletion

File attributes

Interface

Video output

I/O terminals

Power requirements

User can delete all or selected frames

User can set transfer and protect attributes for each image

USB interface

User can choose from NTSC and PAL

• DC input

• Data output (video/USB)

• One rechargeable Nikon EN-EL 1 lithium-ion battery (supplied), or six-volt 2CR5 (DL245) lithium batter y (available separately)

• EH-2 1 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately)

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Battery life

Operating environment

Temperature 0 – 40°C (32 – 104°F)

Humidity Under 85% (no condensation)

Dimensions

(W

×

H

×

D)

Weight

Approximately 100minutes (EN-EL 1 ) when using monitor at 20°C

(68°F)

Approximately 87

Approximately 185 g (6.5 oz) without battery and CompactFlash card

×

66.5

×

44 mm (3.4˝

×

2.6˝

×

1.7˝)

• COOLPIX775 is supporting EPSON’s “PRINT Image Matching”.

“PRINT Image Matching” is a technology which assists producing vivid photo-quality pr ints from PIM-enabled Digital Cameras. To obtain this benefit, a digital camera and printer that are compatible with “PRINT Image Matching” are required.

Nikon View 4 System Requirements:

Macintosh

OS:

Models:

Mac ® OS8.6, 9, 9.1

iMac™, Power Macintosh ® G3 (Blue/White), Power Macintosh™ G4 or later;iBook™, PowerBook ® G3 (only built-in USB ports are supported) or later

RAM: 32Mbyte , (64Mbyte or more recommended)

Hard Disk: An additional amount equivalent to twice the capacity of the camera

Display: memory card required when Nikon View is running

640

×

480 with 16-bit color (800

×

600 or greater, full color recommended)

Others: CD-ROM drive

USB interface (only built in USB ports supported)

Mac ® OS8.6 needs USB driver (ver. 1.3.5) on Web site of Apple computer

Windows

OS/Models: Windows

®

98/98SE, Windows

®

2000, Windows

®

ME pre-installed model

CPU:

RAM:

MMX

®

Pentium

®

or later

32Mbyte(64Mbyte or more recommended)

Hard Disk: An additional amount equivalent to twice the capacity of the camera

Display:

Others: memory card required when Nikon View is running

640

×

480 with 16-bit color (800

×

600 or greater, Full color recommended)

CD-ROM drive, USB interface (only built-in USB ports supported)

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Index

Symbols

2CR5. See Battery

A, , , , , , . See White balance

A

AC adapter ................................... 35, 139

AUTO menu .................................. 18, 95

Auto mode ...................................... 46-55

Auto Off ............................................. 118

Auto sharpening ................................ 108

Auto Transfer ..................................... 114

Auto white balance .......................... 100

Autofocus .............................................. 87

Autofocus mode ...................................... 88

Getting good results with ................... 89

B

Backlight mode ..................................... 82

B ASIC. See Image quality

Battery ............................................. 33-35

Battery chamber .................................. 33

Beach/Snow mode ............................... 83

Best Shot Selection .......................... 104

Brightness ........................................... 113

BSS. See Best Shot Selection

C

CF card. See Memory card

Choosing mode .............................. 80-83

Clock calendar. See Time and date

Cloudy ................................................. 100

CompactFlash ™ . See Memory card

Continuous ........................................ 102

D

Date. See Time and date

Delete

Deleting all images ..................... 130-131

Deleting current photo ..............60, 123

Deleting selected images........ 130-131

DPOF ............................................ 72, 136

E

E-mail, sending pictures by .................66

Exposure compensation .................. 106

Exposure count .................................... 47

F

File Numbering .................................. 115

FINE. See Image quality

Fine (white balance) ......................... 100

Flash ........................................................92

Fluorescent (white balance) ........... 100

Focus ................................................86-89

Focus lock .................................................... 53

Focus mode ................................................ 87

Folders ................................................ 115

Frame Interval ................................... 133

FULL. See Image size

FULL-screen review ......................60-61

G

Green light ...................................... 52-53

H

High (image sharpening) .................. 108

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I

Image quality ......................................... 97

Image sharpening .............................. 108

Image size .............................................. 98

Incandescent (white balance) ......... 100

Infinity..................................................... 87

J

JPEG ........................................................ 97

L

Landscape mode .................................. 83

Language .......................................... 40-41

Low (image sharpening) .................. 108

M

Macro close-up ..................................... 87

Memory cards ....................... 36-38, 154 approved .................................................... 154 formatting .............................................. 37, 38 insertion and removal ........................... 36

MENU button ....................................... 15

Mode dial ................................................. 9

Monitor .................................................... 7

Brightness ................................................... 113

MOV (movie files) ............................... 83

Movie mode .......................................... 83

Movies

Playing back ............................................... 125

Recording ..................................................... 83

Multi-Shot 16 ..................................... 102

Multi selector ....................................... 10

N

Night portrait mode ........................... 83

NORMAL. See Image quality

Normal (image sharpening) ............ 108

Number of exposures remaining ..... 47

NTSC .................................................. 119

O

On-off switch. See Power switch

Operating mode .................................... 9

P

PAL ....................................................... 119

Par ty/Indoor mode.............................. 82

PC card ....................................... 150-151

PCMCIA. See PC card

Photo information ............................ 124

Playback ...................................... 120-139

Menu .................................................. 128-138

Movies ..........................................................125

Thumbnail ..................................................127

Zoom ........................................................... 126

Portrait mode ....................................... 82

Power switch .......................................... 8

Preset white balance ........................ 101

Print order

Creating ............................................ 136-137

Deleting .......................................................130

Print Set .............................................. 136

Protect ........................................ 134-135

Q

Quality. See Image quality

button ................................ 58-59

Quick review .................................. 58-59

QVGA .................................................... 83

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R

Red-eye reduction ............................... 93

Red-eye reduction lamp ..................... 93

Red light ................................................. 52

S

SCENE menu ................................. 20, 95

Scene mode .................................... 82-83

Self-timer ......................................... 90-91

Self-timer lamp ..................................... 91

Seq. Numbers .................................... 115

SET-UP menu .......................22, 110-119

Sharpening. See Image sharpening

Shutter-release button.......................... 8

Single ................................................... 102

Size . See image size

Slide Show .................................. 132-133

Slow sync ............................................... 93

Speedlight. See Flash

Speedlight (white balance) .............. 100

Strap, attaching ..................................... 32

Sunset mode ......................................... 83

T

T (zoom in) button ............................. 50

Time and date ...................................... 42

Thumbnail playback .......................... 127

TRANSFER button ...... 61, 63, 122, 127

Transfer menu ................................... 138

Tripod ..................................................... 92

U

USB .............................................. 144-148

V

VGA. See Image size

Video Mode ....................................... 139

Viewfinder ............................................... 6

W

W (zoom out) button ........................50

Web, taking photo for ........................66

White balance ........................... 100-101

X

XGA. See Image size

Z

Zoom ........................................ 50, 84-85

Digital ............................................................. 84

Optical ........................................................... 84

...................................................................... 126

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