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The
Guide to Digital Photography
with the
DIGITAL CAMERA
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Printed in Japan
S2H05000501(11)
6MAA2311-05
Shoot, View, and Enjoy
A Flowchart Guide to Using Your Camera
STEP 1—Ready the camera
Getting ready
First Steps
Camera setup
The Set-up Menu
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STEP 2—Take pictures
Snapshots (auto mode)
Taking Pictures
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Creative photography
Scene Mode
44
Custom shots and movies
The Shooting Menu
91
STEP 3—Play them back…
Basic playback
Basic Playback
Manage pictures
The Playback Menu
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133
…and delete unwanted pictures
Delete individual pictures
Basic Playback
27
Delete pictures after shooting
Keep or Delete
71
Delete multiple pictures
The Playback Menu: Delete
133
STEP 4—Install camera software
Install software
Quick Start Guide (provided)
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Get to know Nikon View 5
Nikon View 5 Reference
Manual (provided on CD)
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STEP 5—Enjoy your pictures
Copy, edit, view, or print
Connecting to a Computer
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View pictures on a television screen
Connecting to a Television or
VCR
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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, installing software, and transferring
pictures to your computer.
Guide to Digital Photography
The Guide to Digital Photography
(this manual) provides complete operating instructions for your camera.
Nikon View 5 Reference Manual
The Nikon View 5 Reference Manual
can be found in electronic format on
the reference CD provided with your
camera. For information on viewing
the Reference Manual, see “Connections” in this manual.
Overview
Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500
First Steps
Taking Pictures
Basic Playback
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Television or VCR
Beyond Point-and-Shoot
More About Playback
Index to Menu Options
Using Camera Menus
The Shooting Menu
The Set-up Menu
The Playback Menu
Technical Notes
Index
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will
read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed
in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using your Nikon product to prevent possible injury.
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 impairment.
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 operation could result in
injury. After removing the battery,
take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized 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.
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Do not disassemble
Touching the product’s internal parts
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 Nikonauthorized 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 a rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1
lithium-ion battery (supplied) or a sixvolt 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery
(available separately).
• The EN-EL1 is for use only with selected Nikon digital cameras. Do not
use the EN-EL1 in equipment not approved for use with this battery.
• When inserting the battery, do not attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the battery.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or
to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to water.
• Do not transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to
the product, be sure to remove the
battery when no charge remains.
• When the battery 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, turn the camera off and allow
the battery to cool.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any changes in the battery,
such as discoloration or deformation.
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input
and output jacks, use only the cables
provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose, to maintain compliance with
product regulations.
The lens section
When rotating the lens section, care
should be excerised to avoid catching
your fingers, hair, clothing, or other
objects between the lens section and
the camera body.
Removing memory cards
Memory cards may become hot during use. Observe 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.
Observe caution when operating
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
one meter (39˝) from the subject.
When using the viewfinder
When operating the diopter adjustment control 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.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent infants from putting the battery
or other small parts into their mouths.
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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
form, by any means, without Nikon’s
prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the
specifications of the hardware and software described in these manuals at any
time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would
appreciate it were you to bring any errors
or omissions to the attention of the Nikon
representative in your area (address provided separately).
Notice for customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
CAUTIONS
equipment generates, uses, and can radiModifications
ate radio frequency energy and, if not inThe FCC requires the user to be notified
stalled and used in accordance with the inthat any changes or modifications made to
structions, may cause harmful interference
this device that are not expressly approved
to radio communications. However, there
by Nikon Corporation may void the user's
is no guarantee that interference will not
authority to operate the equipment.
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interfer- Interface Cables
ence to radio or television reception, which Use the interface cables sold or provided by
can be determined by turning the equip- Nikon for your equipment. Using other inment off and on, the user is encouraged to terface cables may exceed the limits of
try to correct the interference by one or Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
more of the following measures:
Nikon Inc.,
• Reorient or relocate the receiving an1300 Walt Whitman Road,
tenna.
Melville, New York
• Increase the separation between the
11747-3064, U.S.A.
equipment and receiver.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
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Notice for customers in 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.
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money,
The government has issued cautions on
coins, securities, government bonds, or
copies or reproductions of securities islocal government bonds, even if such
sued by private companies (shares, bills,
checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter
copies or reproductions are stamped
“Sample.”
passes, or coupon tickets, except when
a minimum of necessary copies are to be
The copying or reproduction of paper
provided for business use by a company.
money, coins, or securities which are cirAlso, do not copy or reproduce passports
culated in a foreign country is prohibited.
issued by the government, licenses issued
Unless the prior permission of the govby public agencies and private groups, ID
ernment has been obtained, the copying
cards, and tickets, such as passes and
or reproduction of unused postage
meal coupons.
stamps or post cards issued by the gov• Comply with copyright notices
ernment is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of copyThe copying or reproduction of stamps
righted creative works such as books,
issued by the government and of certified
music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps,
documents stipulated by law is prohibdrawings, movies, and photographs is
ited.
prohibited except when it is done for personal use at home or for similar restricted
and non-commercial use.
Trademark Information
Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac OS, PowerBook, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc. Finder, iMac, and iBook are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. IBM and Microdrive are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered
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Digital Equipment 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
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Table of Contents
Product Documentation ..................................................................................
For Your Safety ...............................................................................................
Notices ...........................................................................................................
Introduction: Getting Started .........................................................................
Overview: About This Manual .......................................................................
Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500: The Parts of the Camera and Their
Functions .........................................................................................................
Where to Find It—Parts of the COOLPIX4500 .................................................
How to Use It—Camera Controls and Displays ................................................
First Steps: Getting Ready to Use Your Camera ............................................
Step 1—Attach the Camera Strap ...................................................................
Step 2—Insert the Battery ...............................................................................
Step 3—Insert the Memory Card ....................................................................
Step 4—Choose a Language ..........................................................................
Step 5—Set the Time and Date .......................................................................
Tutorial: Basic Photography and Playback .....................................................
Taking Pictures: The Basics .............................................................................
Step 1—Ready the Camera .............................................................................
Step 2—Choose Auto Mode ...........................................................................
Step 3—Adjust Camera Settings (Optional) .....................................................
Step 4—Frame the Picture ..............................................................................
Step 5—Focus and Shoot ...............................................................................
Step 6—Put the Camera Away .......................................................................
Basic Playback: Quick Review and Playback .................................................
Quick Review ..................................................................................................
Full-Screen Playback .......................................................................................
Thumbnail Playback ........................................................................................
Connections: Connecting to External Devices ...............................................
Connecting to a Computer: Nikon View 5 ....................................................
Before You Begin: Installing Nikon View 5 .......................................................
Making the Connection: Connecting to Your Computer .................................
Connecting to a Television or VCR: Television Playback ..............................
Beyond Point-and-Shoot: Camera Controls ...................................................
Shooting-Mode Selection: Shooting and Exposure Modes .........................
Scene Mode ...................................................................................................
P: Programmed Auto ......................................................................................
S: Shutter-Priority Auto ...................................................................................
A: Aperture-Priority Auto ................................................................................
M: Manual .....................................................................................................
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Focus Mode: Focusing Near and Far ..............................................................
Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode .....................................................
Autofocus ......................................................................................................
Manual Focus .................................................................................................
Optical and Digital Zoom: Framing Pictures .................................................
Flash Mode: Flash Photography ....................................................................
The Sync Terminal ...........................................................................................
Making Movies (P, S, A, and M): Movie Mode ..............................................
Exposure Compensation: Bright, Dark, and High-Contrast Subjects ...........
Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M): Reacting Faster to Light ....................................
Keep or Delete: Picture Review .....................................................................
More About Playback: Playback Options .......................................................
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..............................................................
Creating a Small Copy of a Picture: Small Picture ............................................
Movie Playback ...............................................................................................
Adding Audio Commentary: Voice Memo .......................................................
Photo Information ..........................................................................................
Menu Guide: Camera Menu Options .............................................................
Index to Menu Options ..................................................................................
Using Camera Menus: Basic Menu Operations .............................................
The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options ........................................................
Keeping Colors True: White Balance ...............................................................
Measuring Light: Metering .............................................................................
Taking a Sequence of Shots: Continuous .........................................................
Getting Sharper Pictures: BSS (Best Shot Selector) ...........................................
Adjusting Contrast and Brightness: Image Adjustment ....................................
Controlling Color: Saturation Control .............................................................
Making Effective Use of Memory: Image Quality and Size ...............................
Storing Menu Settings: User Setting ...............................................................
Making Edges More Distinct: Image Sharpening .............................................
Settings for Optional Converter Lenses: Lens ..................................................
Controlling Exposure: Exposure Options ..........................................................
Controlling Focus: Focus Options ....................................................................
Controlling Zoom: Zoom Options ...................................................................
Controlling the Flash: Speedlight Options .......................................................
Varying Settings Automatically: Auto Bracketing .............................................
Avoiding “Grainy” Photographs: Noise Reduction ..........................................
Restoring Default Settings: Reset All ...............................................................
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The Set-up Menu: Camera Setup ...................................................................
Adjusting Monitor Settings:
Monitor Options ............................................
Controls ...................................................
Customizing Camera Controls:
Conserving Battery Power: Auto Off ...........................................................
File Numbering:
Seq. Numbers ..................................................................
Shutter Sound ...........................................................
Audio Confirmation:
Formatting Memory Cards: CF Card Format ................................................
Date ................................................................
Setting the Time and Date:
Confirming Shutter Release:
Shot Confirmation ........................................
Storing Photo Info in a Separate File: info.txt ...............................................
Video Mode ..................................................
Choosing a Video Standard:
Choosing a Language:
Language ..............................................................
Disable Delete ........................................
Protecting Images from Deletion:
Choosing a USB Option:
USB ..................................................................
The Playback Menu: Managing Pictures .......................................................
Deleting Pictures: Delete .................................................................................
Selecting a Folder for Playback: Folders ...........................................................
Automated Playback: Slide Show ....................................................................
Changing Vertical Perspective: Perspective Control ..........................................
Choosing a Size for Small Pictures: Small Pic. ..................................................
Safeguarding Valuable Pictures: Protect ..........................................................
Hiding Pictures During Playback: Hide Image ..................................................
Ordering Prints: Print Set .................................................................................
Selecting Images for Transfer: Auto Transfer ....................................................
Technical Notes: Camera Care, Options, and Resources ...............................
Optional Accessories .......................................................................................
Caring for the Camera and Battery .................................................................
Web Resources ...............................................................................................
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................
Specifications .................................................................................................
Index .................................................................................................................
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Introduction
Overview
2–3
Getting Started
Getting to Know the
COOLPIX4500
4–8
First Steps
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.
9–16
Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500
Bookmark this section and refer to it as you read
through the manual for information on the names
and functions of camera parts.
First Steps
This section details the steps you will take when
using your camera for the first time:
STEP 1 Attach the Camera Strap
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STEP 2 Insert the Battery
10–11
STEP 3 Insert the Memory Card
12–13
STEP 4 Choose a Language
STEP 5 Set the Time and Date
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15–16
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Overview
About This Manual
Introduction—Overview
Thank you for your purchase of a COOLPIX4500 digital camera. This manual
has been written to help you enjoy taking digital pictures with your
COOLPIX4500. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it handy
when using the product.
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Your Nikon COOLPIX digital camera is designed to the highest standards and
includes complex electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories
(including battery chargers, batteries, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon
specifically for use with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven
to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID
YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact your local authorized Nikon dealer.
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To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
This icon marks tips, additional
information you 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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Introduction—Overview
This icon marks cautions, information that you should read before use to prevent damage to
your camera.
Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500
The Parts of the Camera and Their Functions
Introduction—Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500
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 COOLPIX4500
The parts of the camera are identified below. For more information on the
function of each part, refer to the page numbers listed.
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B
2
3 4 5 6 7
8
9
12 11
21
A/V
OUT
D
10
16
ISO
13
14
20
19 A
18 17
E
16
15
1 Self-timer lamp ...................... 58
9 Power switch .................... 18, 26
2 Lens ................................. 9, 154
3
(monitor) button ............... 23
10 Command dial
11 Audio/video (A/V) out connector
(under cover) ......................... 40
4 Microphone ..................... 68, 78
5
(quick review/playback)
button .................................... 27
6 MODE (exposure mode)/ ........ 43
SMALL PIC. button ................ 75
7 Power-on lamp ................. 18, 26
8 Shutter-release button ............ 24
4
12 USB connector
(under cover) ......................... 35
13 Zoom ( / ) buttons .. 30, 62, 74
14 Memory card-slot cover ......... 12
15 Speaker ........................... 77, 78
16 Eyelets for camera strap (×2) .... 9
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24
25
26
27
C
28
17 MENU button .................. 44, 88
18
(focus mode) button ....... 57
MF (manual focus) button ...... 61
(delete) button .. 29, 30, 71, 78
(flash mode) button ........ 65
ISO (sensitivity) button ........... 70
20 Sync terminal ......................... 66
19
Removing the sync terminal cover
22 Flash-ready lamp (red) ........ 7, 24
23 Autofocus lamp (green) ..... 7, 24
24 Swivel limit switch .................. 21
25 Tripod socket
26 Battery-chamber cover latch ... 10
27 Battery-chamber cover ........... 10
28 DC-in connector cover
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21 Built-in Speedlight ............ 21, 64
Speedlight raised
Flash window
Photocell
A Monitor ................................... 6
B Viewfinder ............................... 7
C Diopter adjustment dial ............ 8
D FUNC / (exposure compensation) button ............... 8, 69, 123
Voice memo button ............... 78
E Multi selector ............. 8, 88, 110
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How to Use It—Camera Controls and Displays
Introduction—Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500
A The Monitor
Photographs can be framed in the monitor or viewfinder. During shooting,
the monitor shows the view through the camera lens together with icons
indicating the status of the following camera settings:
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BSS
14 Black-and-white mode indicator
............................................ 100
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1 User Setting no. (User Set) .. 104
2 Zoom indicator ...................... 62
3 Progress bar (Ultra HS) ........... 97
4 Manual focus indicator .......... 61
5 Recording indicator ................ 25
6 Exposure lock ......... 50, 108, 124
7 Focus mode ........................... 57
8 Camera shake icon ................ 45
9 Flash mode ............................ 65
10 Battery level indicator 1 ................... 18
11 “Date not set” icon 2 ........................ 16
12 White balance ........................ 92
13 Sensitivity-gain (ISO) indicator 3
.............................................. 70
1 Appears only when battery is running low.
2 Appears when clock-calendar has not been set.
3 Appears at sensitivity (ISO equivalency) other than
AUTO. ISO displayed when sensitivity is raised above
ISO 100 at setting of AUTO.
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15 Sepia mode indicator ........... 100
16 Image adjustment .................. 99
17 Image size ............................ 103
18 Image quality ....................... 102
19 Number of exposures remaining/
length of movie ............... 18, 68
20 Focus areas/spot metering target
...................................... 95, 110
21 Exposure display .................... 55
22 Aperture .......................... 54, 55
23 Shutter speed .................. 53, 55
24 Exposure/scene mode ...... 42, 44
25 Converter lens setting .......... 106
26 Bracketing indicator ............. 117
27 White-balance bracketing
indicator .............................. 117
28 Metering mode ...................... 95
29 Continuous shooting mode .... 96
30 Best Shot Selector (BSS) ......... 98
31 Noise reduction .................... 118
32 Exposure compensation ... 69, 109
33 Self-timer indicator ................ 58
The monitor is also used to play pictures back. When a picture is played back
full screen, information about the image is shown superimposed on the photo.
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7 Image quality ....................... 102
8 Folder .................................. 136
9 File number and type ............. 79
10 Battery-level indicator* ........... 18
11 Voice memo icon ................... 78
1 Date of recording ................... 15
2 Time of recording .................. 15
12 Transfer icon ........................ 147
13 Print-order icon .................... 145
3 Voice memo playback guide ... 78
4 Voice memo recording guide .. 78
14 Protect icon ......................... 143
15 Current frame number/total
number of frames visible in
current folder
5 Small picture indicator ........... 75
6 Image size ............................ 103
* Appears only when battery is running low.
B The Viewfinder
Like the monitor, the viewfinder can
be used to frame photographs. Use
the viewfinder when bright ambient
lighting makes it difficult to see the
view in the monitor.
Flash-ready lamp (red)
Autofocus lamp (green)
Use this area to frame
pictures when the distance to your subject is
less than 60 cm (2´)
Focus brackets
When your subject is within 90 cm (2´11˝) of the camera, the final picture will
differ slightly from the image seen in the viewfinder. Use the smaller of the
two frames in the viewfinder or frame pictures in the monitor. Pictures should
also be framed in the monitor when using digital zoom, an image size of
3 : 2, or an optional lens converter.
The flash-ready (red) and autofocus (green) lamps next to the viewfinder offer
visual confirmation of flash status and focus.
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C The Diopter Adjustment Dial
Introduction—Getting to Know the COOLPIX4500
If the image in the viewfinder seems out of focus,
rotate the viewfinder diopter adjustment dial until the image in the viewfinder is clearly in focus.
D The FUNC Button
By default, the FUNC button functions as an exposure compensation button in shooting mode
( 69) and in playback mode as a record button
for recording audio commentary ( 78). Other
functions can be assigned to the FUNC button
using the FUNC option in the setup menu ( 123).
E The Multi Selector
The multi selector can be pressed up, down, left,
or right to navigate the camera menus ( 88),
select the focus area ( 110), and to scroll through
and select pictures during playback. When menus
are displayed, pressing the center of the multi selector puts your selections into effect.
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First Steps
Getting Ready to Use Your Camera
Before using your camera for the first time, complete the steps on the following pages.
Introduction—First Steps
Step 1—Attach the Camera Strap
Attach the camera strap as shown. Repeat for the second eyelet.
To avoid losing the lens cap, attach it to the camera
strap using the cord supplied with your camera.
When removing or replacing the lens cap, press the
latch as shown.
A/V
OUT
ISO
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Step 2—Insert the Battery
Introduction—First Steps
Your Nikon digital camera takes a single rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 lithiumion battery (provided) or non-rechargeable 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery (available separately).
2.1
Charge the battery
The EN-EL1 is not fully charged at shipment. A battery charger is provided with the camera; we recommend that you charge the battery
before use. Instructions for charging the battery may be found in the
instruction manual included with the charger.
2.2
Open the battery-chamber cover
If the camera is on a tripod, you will need to
remove the tripod before opening the cover.
Slide the battery-chamber cover latch to the
open position ( ; 1) and flip the batterychamber cover open (2).
2
1
Read Battery Warnings
Read and follow all warnings and instructions supplied by the battery
manufacturer.
Alternative Power Sources
In addition to the rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 Liion battery included with your camera, the
COOLPIX4500 can be used with non-rechargeable
2CR5 (DL245) lithium batteries, available at a variety of retail outlets. To power your camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-21 AC
adapter/battery charger or EH-53 AC adapter (both
available separately).
Connecting AC adapter
to COOLPIX4500 DC-in
connector
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2.3
EN-EL1
2CR5
EN-EL1
2.4
2CR5 (DL245)
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 battery-chamber cover is properly latched.
1
2
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 or the camera powered by an AC adapter (available separately). After
charging for about ten hours, this power source can provide roughly three
days of back-up power. If the main battery has been removed for an extended period, or removed before charging is complete, a flashing icon
may appear in the monitor, indicating that the clock needs to be reset.
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Introduction—First Steps
Insert the battery
Insert a fully-charged EN-EL1 or new 2CR5 (DL245) battery as shown in
the label on the underside of the battery-chamber cover. The power-on
lamp will light briefly when the battery is inserted.
Step 3—Insert the Memory Card
Introduction—First Steps
Your Nikon digital camera uses CompactFlash™ (CF) memory cards or IBM
Microdrive® memory cards to store pictures. See “Technical Notes: Optional
Accessories” ( 151) for a list of approved memory cards
3.1
Turn the camera off
Make sure that the power-on lamp is off before inserting or removing memory cards.
Rotating the power switch in the direction
shown turns the camera on and off.
3.2
Insert the memory card
Open the card-slot cover (see (1) below) and make sure the eject button
is pressed all the way down (2).
Memory cards are labeled with an arrow (▲) showing the direction of
insertion. Holding the card with this label facing the card-slot cover,
insert the card in the direction of the arrow (3), sliding it in until it is
firmly in place.
1
Terminals
Direction of
insertion
Insert card terminals first
with rear label facing you
EJECT
1
2
3
2
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Rear
label
EJECT
1
2
3.3
Close the card slot cover
Introduction—First Steps
EJECT
2
1
Closing the Card-Slot Cover
If the eject button is up when the card-slot cover
is closed, closing the cover will partially eject the
memory card, causing errors when the camera is
turned on. Be sure the eject button is down (i.e.,
in position ) before inserting memory cards.
EJECT
EJECT
1
2
1
2
1
Formatting Memory Cards
The memory card supplied with your camera is formatted at shipment. Other
memory cards, however, must be formatted before first use. For information
on formatting memory cards, see “The Setup Menu: Formatting Memory
Cards” ( 128).
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.
Press the eject button to pop it up to position
(1), then press it again to
partially eject the card (2). You can then remove the card by hand (3).
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EJECT
1
2
3
EJECT
1
1
2
2
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Step 4—Choose a Language
Introduction—First Steps
Camera menus and messages can be displayed in your choice of German,
English, French, Japanese, and Spanish.
4.1
4.2
Rotate power switch
in direction shown to
turn camera on. Poweron lamp will light.
4.3
Press
button. If message appears in monitor,
proceed to Step 4.3. If
photo is displayed in top
left corner of monitor,
press
button again to
enter playback mode.
4.4
Display playback menu
4.5
Display set-up menu ( )
4.6
Highlight
Language
Display options
4.7
4.8
Choose language from Deutsch (German), English, Français (French),
(Japanese), or Español (Spanish)
Make selection and return to setup
menu. If you have yet to set the time
and date, proceed to Step 5.1.
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Step 5—Set the Time and Date
5.1
5.2
Highlight Date
5.3
Display DATE menu
5.4
Edit Year
5.5
Highlight next item. Repeat steps
5.3–5.4 to edit Month, Day, hour, and
minute.
5.6
Highlight Y M D
Choose order in which year, month,
and day will be displayed
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Introduction—First Steps
Information on the time and date of recording is included with all photographs and movies taken with your Nikon digital camera. To set the camera’s
internal clock to the correct time and date, display the set-up menu as described in steps 4.1–4.4 of “Choosing a Language” and then follow the steps
below:
5.7
Save changes to settings and return to setup
menu. To exit menus, press MENU button.
Introduction—First Steps
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 (“date not set”) icon will be displayed in the top right corner of the
monitor during shooting.
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Taking Pictures
Tutorial
18–26
Basic Photography and Playback
Basic Playback
27–30
This chapter takes you through the basic steps involved in taking pictures and playing them back.
Taking Pictures
Read this section for a step-by-step guide to the
basics of taking pictures with the COOLPIX4500:
STEP 1 Ready the Camera
18–19
STEP 2 Choose Auto Mode
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STEP 3 Adjust Settings (Optional)
20
STEP 4 Frame the Picture
20–23
STEP 5 Focus and Shoot
24–25
STEP 6 Put the Camera Away
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Basic Playback
This section describes how to view pictures in the
monitor.
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Taking Pictures
The Basics
Tutorial—Taking Pictures
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 in most situations.
Step 1—Ready the Camera
1.1
Remove the lens cap
Press the latch and remove the cap as shown.
1.2
Turn the camera on
Rotate the power switch as shown. When
the power-on lamp lights, the camera is
ready to shoot.
1.3
Check the indicators in the monitor
Before shooting, check the battery level (A)
and the number of exposures remaining (B).
A
B
Auto Power Off
To save power, the camera will turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for the period of time specified in the Auto Off menu ( 125).
When the camera turns off, the power-on lamp will go out. The camera can
be reactivated using the power switch.
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Battery level is displayed as follows:
NO ICON
Meaning
Camera status
Battery fully charged.
Camera functions normally.
Low battery. Charge ENEL1 as soon as possible or
ready new 2CR5 (DL245)
battery.
As above, except that only
a limited number of shots
can be taken in “continuous” mode ( 96).
Warning ! ! Battery exhausted. Charge
Battery
EN-EL1 and reinsert, or use Shutter release disabled.
exhausted* new 2CR5 (DL245) battery.
*Flash-ready and autofocus lamps next to viewfinder blink slowly when
battery is exhausted.
If the message “Out of memory” appears in the monitor, the memory
card is full. Delete pictures ( 133), use a new memory card, or choose
a lower quality or image size ( 101).
Step 2—Choose Auto Mode
The description in this section assumes that the camera is in
(auto) mode,
a “point-and-shoot” mode in which the majority of settings are controlled by
the camera.
The camera is set to
mode at shipment. If the
icon is not displayed in
the bottom left corner of the monitor when you turn the camera on, choose
mode as follows:
Press MODE button and
rotate command dial until
icon is displayed
+
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Tutorial—Taking Pictures
Display
Step 3—Adjust Camera Settings (Optional)
Tutorial—Taking Pictures
The following table shows the default settings for
mode. For more information, refer to the page numbers in the rightmost column.
Setting
Default
Flash mode
Auto
Description
Built-in Speedlight pops up and fires au64–67
tomatically when lighting is poor.
Focus
mode
Camera focuses automatically at
Autofocus distances over 30 cm/1´ (50 cm/1´8˝ at the 57–58
widest angle).
Image
quality
Pictures compressed for balance between
NORMAL image quality and file size that is ideal 101–102
for snapshots.
Image size
2,272
× 1,704
Pictures are 2,272 × 1,704 pixels in size. 101–103
Continuous
Single
One shot taken each time shutter-release
96–97
button is pressed.
Step 4—Frame the Picture
4.1
Adjust the lens angle
From a position parallel to the camera body,
the lens section can be rotated forward 210 °
or 90 ° back towards the monitor. To frame
a quick arms-length self-portrait, rotate the
lens to point in the same direction as the
monitor (in this position, the monitor shows
a mirror image of what will appear in the
final photograph).
When rotating the lens section, do not use
force, and do not attempt to rotate the lens
section past the limits specified above.
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Foward
Back
(toward
monitor)
Range of rotation
4.2
A
B
ISO
The Built-in Speedlight
If the flash mode is set to auto (the default setting), red-eye reduction, or slow
sync and additional light is required for correct exposure, the built-in Speedlight will pop up automatically when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. At a setting of Anytime Flash (fill flash), the built-in Speedlight will
pop up whenever the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Do not attempt to raise the Speedlight by hand.
If your finger or another object obstructs the
Speedlight, preventing it from popping up when
a picture is taken, a message will appear in the
monitor, and the flash-ready lamp will flicker.
Swivel Limit
To prevent the lens section from rotating more than
90 ° forward, slide the swivel limit switch as shown
at right. This prevents unintended rotation when
a converter lens (available separately) is attached.
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Tutorial—Taking Pictures
Ready the camera
Pictures can be framed in the monitor (A) or viewfinder (B). To prevent
your pictures from being blurred by inadvertent camera movement (camera shake), hold the camera steadily in both hands. In auto mode, the
built-in Speedlight pops up automatically when lighting is poor. Do not
place your fingers on top of the built-in Speedlight.
4.3
Frame your subject
Use the zoom buttons to frame your subject against the background.
Tutorial—Taking Pictures
Indicator in monitor
shows amount of
zoom while either
button is pressed
Zoom out
Zoom in
When the camera is zoomed all the way in, hold the
button down
for about two seconds to enlarge the image digitally (digital zoom;
63). When digital zoom is in effect, the autofocus lamp next to the
viewfinder will blink and the zoom indicator will turn yellow to warn
you to frame pictures in the monitor.
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:
• focusing at ranges of less than 90 cm (2´11˝)
• using digital zoom ( 63), an image size setting of 3 : 2 ( 103), or an
optional converter lens ( 150)
When using the monitor, you also have the advantage of being able to frame
pictures with the camera held at almost any angle. You can even point the
camera at yourself and frame a quick self-portrait in the monitor.
The viewfinder can be used when bright ambient
lighting conditions make the display in the monitor difficult to see. When framing pictures in the
viewfinder at ranges of around 60 cm (2´) or less,
be sure to use the smaller of the two frames in
the viewfinder display.
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Use this frame at ranges
of around 60 cm (2´) or
less
Don’t Block the Shot
Controlling the Monitor
Press the
button to hide indicators and turn the monitor on and off.
Indicators hidden
Indicators displayed
Monitor off
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Tutorial—Taking Pictures
To avoid dark or partially obscured pictures, keep your fingers and other objects away from the lens and flash window.
Step 5—Focus and Shoot
The COOLPIX4500 has a two-stage shutter-release button.
Tutorial—Taking Pictures
5.1
Focus
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
mode, the
set focus and exposure. In
camera will focus on the subject in the center focus area, shown by the focus brackets
Flash-ready
in the viewfinder. Focus will remain locked
lamp (red)
at this distance while the shutter-release butAutofocus
ton is pressed halfway. If your subject is
lamp (green)
poorly lit and the flash is set to auto, the
flash will pop up automatically and begin charging. Check the status of
the autofocus (green) and flash-ready (red) lamps next to the viewfinder.
On
Flash will fire when picture is taken.
Blinks Flash charging. Remove finger briefly from
rapidly shutter-release button, then try again.
Flash-ready
• Flash is off and subject poorly lit. Shutter
lamp
speed will slow and pictures may be blurred.
(red)
Flickers • Finger or other object placed on top of builtin Speedlight, preventing it from popping
up. Remove object from built-in Speedlight.
Off
Flash off or not required.
On
Subject in focus.
Autofocus
lamp
Camera unable to focus on subject in focus
Flickers
(green)
brackets. See “Autofocus” ( 59).
Both lamps blink
together slowly
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Battery exhausted. Replace with fully-charged
EN-EL1 or new 2CR5 (DL245) battery.
5.2
Tutorial—Taking Pictures
Take the picture
Smoothly press the shutter-release button
the rest of the way down to take a picture.
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded to the memory card, a
icon will be displayed in the monitor and the autofocus lamp (green) will blink.
Pictures taken while earlier images are being recorded are stored in a temporary memory buffer. When the buffer is full, an hourglass ( ) icon will be
displayed and the shutter release will be disabled.
Do not turn the camera off, remove the memory card, or remove or disconnect the power source while or is displayed or while the green autofocus
lamp is blinking.
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Step 6—Put the Camera Away
Tutorial—Taking Pictures
6.1
Turn the camera off
If the power lamp is on, turn the camera off
by rotating the power switch as shown. The
power-on lamp will go out. To save battery
power, make sure that the power-on lamp
is off before putting the camera away.
6.2
Lower the built-in Speedlight
If the built-in Speedlight is raised, push it
gently back to the closed position, pressing
straight down on the top of the Speedlight.
Do not apply force to the front, back, or
sides, as this could damage the Speedlight.
6.3
Return the lens section to the storage position
Rotate the lens section to the position shown
at right.
A/V
OUT
ISO
6.4
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Replace the lens cap
To protect the lens, replace the lens cap before putting the camera away.
Basic Playback
Quick Review and Playback
To view pictures, press the
Shooting Mode
button.
Quick Review
Full-Screen Playback
Last picture taken dis- Last picture taken displayed in top left cor- played full screen
ner of monitor
To end quick review or full-screen playback and focus the camera for the next
shot, press the shutter-release button halfway.
During Playback
While pictures are being read from the memory card, the green autofocus
lamp next to the viewfinder will blink. Do not eject the memory card or
remove or disconnect the power source until the lamp has stopped blinking.
Removing the card or cutting power in these circumstances could result in
loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
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Tutorial—Basic Playback
With a digital camera, you can view pictures immediately after they are taken.
You can view the results of earlier attempts while setting up your next shot
and use what you see to change camera settings or choose a better angle.
Quick Review
Tutorial—Basic Playback
Pictures are displayed in the top left corner of the
monitor, allowing you to confirm the results of
previous attempts while setting up your next shot.
All controls function as they do in shooting mode,
with the following exceptions:
To
Press
Description
View other
pictures
Press the multi selector down to or right to
view pictures in the order recorded, up or left
to go back.
View current
picture full screen
Enter full-screen playback (see opposite) with
the current picture displayed full screen.
When the Memory Card Contains No Pictures
If no pictures are available for playback or all images on the memory card are
hidden ( 144), a message will be displayed when the
button is pressed
to enter quick review. Press the
button again or press the shutter-release
button halfway to return to shooting mode.
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Full-Screen Playback
To
Press
Press the multi selector down to or right to
view pictures in the order recorded, up or left
to go back. Keep multi selector pressed to
scroll rapidly to the desired frame number.
View other
pictures
View multiple
pictures
Delete current
picture
Return to
shooting mode
Description
(
(
Press the
( ) button to display up to nine
) pictures at a time as small thumbnail previews
(see following page).
A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit
DELETE
without deleting
)
Erase image
picture
Yes or No ?
• Select Yes to deNo
Yes
lete picture
/
Shutter End playback and return to shooting mode.
release
For more information on:
73 Playback
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Tutorial—Basic Playback
In full-screen playback, you can perform a variety
of operations on the pictures stored on the
memory card. In addition to the controls listed
below, you can also use the options in the playback menu ( 133).
Thumbnail Playback
Tutorial—Basic Playback
Pressing the
( ) button in full-screen playback
displays a menu of up to nine thumbnail images.
The following operations can be performed while
thumbnails are displayed:
To
Press
Description
Highlight pictures
Press the multi selector up, down, left, or right
to highlight thumbnails.
Page through
images
Rotate command dial to scroll through images a page at a time.
With four thumbnails displayed, press the
button once to view nine thumbnail images.
( )/ Press ( ) to “zoom in” from nine thumb( ) nails to a four-thumbnail view or, when four
thumbnails are displayed, to view highlighted picture full size.
Change number of
pictures displayed
Delete highlighted
picture
Return to
shooting mode
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(
A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit
DELETE
without deleting
)
Erase image
picture
Yes or No ?
• Select Yes to deNo
Yes
lete picture
/
Shutter End playback and return to shooting mode.
release
Connections
Connecting to External Devices
Connecting to a
Computer
32–39
Connecting to a
Television or VCR
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This chapter provides information on connecting
your camera to a computer and to a television or
videocassette recorder (VCR).
Connecting to a Computer
Read this section to learn how to copy pictures from
the camera memory card to your computer using
Nikon View 5.
Connecting to a Television or VCR
This section details how you can view pictures and
menus on a television screen.
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Connecting to a Computer
Nikon View 5
Connections—Connecting to a Computer
Your Nikon digital camera stores pictures as digital data. Instead of making
the trip to a developer and getting negatives, you can simply copy your pictures to a computer for long-term storage using the Nikon View 5 software
provided with your camera. Once transferred to your computer, your pictures
can be viewed, printed, sent to your acquaintances via e-mail, or saved to a
Zip disk or other removable media for delivery to a photofinisher. Any copies
stored on the memory card after transfer can be deleted to make way for new
pictures, which you can then add to the growing digital photo album on your
computer.
Before You Begin: Installing Nikon View 5
Before copying pictures to your computer, you will need to install Nikon View 5,
an application that allows you to transfer pictures from the camera memory
card to a computer hard disk and view them on the computer monitor. To
install Nikon View 5, you must have a computer running one of the following
operating systems:
Pre-installed versions of Windows XP Home Edition, Windows
Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
Millennium Edition (Me), or Windows 98 Second Edition (SE).
Macintosh
Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, Mac OS X (10.1.2 or later). Only models
with built-in USB ports supported.
The first step to installing Nikon View 5 is to read
the installation instructions. These are included on
the reference CD provided with your camera.
Nikon View 5
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En De Fr
Es Nl It
Macintosh and Windows
Reference Manual
the reference CD
1 Insert
After turning on your computer and waiting
for the operating system to start up, place the
reference CD in a CD-ROM drive.
Under Mac OS 9, the reference CD will open automatically on the desktop.
If you are using Mac OS X, double-click the Nikon icon to open the reference CD. Windows users will need first to double-click the My Computer
icon and then the Nikon icon to open the reference CD window.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader
2 Install
The installation instructions are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
To install Adobe Acrobat Reader, open the
folder for the language of your choice and
double-click the installer icon. The installer
start-up screen will be displayed; follow the on- Installer icon Installer icon
(Windows) (Macintosh)
screen instructions to complete installation.
Start-up screen (Macintosh)
Start-up screen (Windows)
installation instructions for Nikon View 5
3 Read
Once you have installed Adobe Acrobat Reader, double-click the INDEX.pdf
icon in the root directory of the reference CD to view a clickable index of
the documentation available for Nikon View 5. Follow the links to view
the installation instructions for your computer system. If desired, you can
print the installation instructions using the Print… command in the Acrobat File menu, and follow along during installation of Nikon View 5.
Already Have Nikon View?
In order to transfer pictures to your computer using the UC-E1 USB cable, the
COOLPIX4500 requires the version of Nikon View 5 provided with the camera. If you have a version of Nikon View that was included with another
Nikon digital camera, you will need to upgrade to the version provided with
the COOLPIX4500.
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Connections—Connecting to a Computer
To
view the instructions, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or later. If
you have already installed this version of Acrobat, proceed to Step 3.
Making the Connection: Connecting to Your Computer
Connections—Connecting to a Computer
Once you have installed Nikon View 5, you are ready to transfer photographs
and movies to your computer. Pictures can be transferred 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 has a built-in USB interface, you can connect it to your camera using the UC-E1 cable provided.
1 Turn the computer on
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition
(Me), Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Mac OS 9
When connecting the camera to a computer running one of the above operating systems, do not select PTP for the USB option in the camera setup
menu ( 131). If PTP is selected, the computer will display a dialog stating
that it has found new hardware or that the drivers for the device can not be
used. Click Cancel to exit the dialog. Disconnect the camera and select
Mass Storage from the camera USB menu, then reconnect the camera as
described above.
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional,
Windows 2000 Professional
When installing, uninstalling, or running Nikon View 5 under Windows XP
Home Edition or Windows XP Professional, log in as the “Computer administrator”. When installing, uninstalling, or running Nikon View 5 under Windows 2000 Professional, log in to the Administrator account.
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the camera and computer
2 Connect
Connect the UC-E1 USB cable as shown below. Use the flat connector for
ISO
the camera on
3 Turn
Turn the camera on. Nikon View
5 will detect the camera and start
automatically. For details, see the
Nikon View 5 Reference Manual
(on CD). While the UC-E1 USB
cable is connected, the camera
monitor will remain off, and all
controls except the power switch
will be inactive.
Before Connecting the Camera
Be sure to install Nikon View 5 before connecting your camera.
Use a Reliable Power Source
When transferring data between the camera and the computer, be sure that
the battery is fully charged. If in doubt, recharge the battery before beginning transfer or use the optional EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger or EH-53
AC adapter.
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Connections—Connecting to a Computer
connection to the computer, and connect the other end of the cable to the
camera’s USB connector. Do not connect the camera via a USB hub or
keyboard.
pictures to your computer
4 Transfer
To copy all pictures on the memory card to your computer, select All imConnections—Connecting to a Computer
ages from the Image transfer rule menu in Nikon View 5 and click the
button to begin transfer. While pictures are being copied to the
computer, do not:
• Disconnect the USB cable.
• Turn the camera off.
• Remove the memory card.
pictures
5 View
When transfer is complete, the pictures that have been copied to your
computer’s hard disk will be displayed in Nikon Browser. See the Nikon
View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for details of the operations that can be
performed.
the camera from the system
6 Remove
If you are using Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, or
Mac OS X (version 10.1.2 or later) with the camera USB option set to PTP
( 131), you can turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable once
transfer is complete.
Panorama Assist/Ultra HS
Before transferring pictures for the first time, click the Change… button in
the Nikon Transfer window and check Copy folder names from camera.
This will ensure that each sequence of pictures created at settings of Panorama Assist ( 50) or Ultra HS ( 96) will be copied to a separate folder.
Selecting Pictures for Transfer
To copy only pictures marked for transfer using the Auto Transfer option in
the playback menu ( 147), select Images marked for transfer from the
Image transfer rule menu before clicking the
button in the Nikon
Transfer window.
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Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon ( )
in the taskbar and select Safely remove USB
Mass Storage Device from the menu that appears.
Windows 2000 Professional
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( )
in the taskbar and select Stop USB Mass Storage Device from the menu that appears.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( )
in the taskbar and select Stop USB Disk from
the menu that appears.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
In My Computer, click with the right mouse button on the removable disk corresponding to the
camera and select Eject from the menu that
appears.
Mac OS X
Drag the “NO_NAME” camera volume into the
Trash.
Mac OS 9
Drag the “untitled” camera volume into the
Trash.
Mac OS X
Mac OS 9
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Connections—Connecting to a Computer
If the camera USB option is set to Mass Storage (the default option), you
must remove the camera from the system as follows before disconnecting
the cable or turning the camera off:
Reading Pictures from Memory Cards
Connections—Connecting to a Computer
If you have a CompactFlash™ card reader or your computer is equipped with a
PC card slot, you can transfer pictures directly from the memory card. Before
inserting the memory card in a card reader or card slot, turn the camera off
and remove the card from the camera.
the computer on
1 Turn
Turn the computer on and wait for the operating system to start up.
the memory card
2 Insert
If you are using a PC card slot, insert the memory card into a PC card
adapter (see note below), and then insert the adapter into the PC card slot.
If you are using a card reader, insert the memory card directly into the card
reader. If installed, Nikon View 5 will detect cards from Nikon digital cameras and start automatically. See the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on
CD) for information on transferring pictures to your computer.
CompactFlash™ Card Readers
Before using a card reader, be sure to read all documentation provided by the
manufacturer.
PC Card Adapter
To read CompactFlash™ memory cards using a PC
card slot, you will require an EC-AD1 PC-card
adapter (shown at right), available separately from
Nikon.
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Removing the Memory Card
Before removing the memory card from a PC card slot or card reader, you will
need to remove the card from the system:
Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon ( ) in the taskbar and remove the
memory card from the system.
Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( ) in the taskbar and remove
the memory card from the system.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
In My Computer, right click on the removable disk corresponding to the memory
card and select Eject from the menu that appears.
Mac OS X
Drag the “NO_NAME” volume that represents the memory card into the Trash.
Mac OS 9
Drag the “untitled” volume that represents the memory card into the Trash.
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Connections—Connecting to a Computer
Be sure that transfer is complete before removing memory cards from the
card reader or PC card slot.
Connecting to a Television or VCR
Television Playback
Using the audio/video cable included with your camera, you can connect the
COOLPIX4500 to a television or VCR.
Connections—Connecting to a Television or VCR
the cable to the camera
1 Connect
Connect the black plug to the A / V OUT connector on the camera.
the cable to the video device
2 Connect
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack
on the television or VCR. Connect the white
plug to the audio-in jack.
3 Tune the television to the video channel
the camera on
4 Turn
The television will perform the functions normally performed by the camera monitor, and the camera monitor will turn off.
Press the
button twice to enter full-screen playback
5 Pictures
will be played back on the television screen.
Use an AC Adapter
To eliminate drain on the batteries during extended playback, connect the
camera to an optional EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger or EH-53 AC adapter.
Choosing a Video Mode (
130)
The Video Mode item 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.
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Beyond Pointand-Shoot
Camera Controls
Read this chapter for advice on the most frequentlyused shooting controls, including:
Shooting-Mode Selection (
Focus Mode (
57–61)
Optical and Digital Zoom (
Flash Mode (
62–63)
64–67)
Making Movies (
68)
Exposure Compensation (
Sensitivity (
42–56)
69)
70)
Keep or Delete (
71)
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Shooting-Mode Selection
Shooting and Exposure Modes
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
The shooting modes available with the COOLPIX4500 range from simple
“point-and-shoot” modes (
and scene) to modes such as programmed
auto and manual that put you in control of all or most camera settings. The
options available in the shooting menu depend on the mode selected.
Mode
Auto mode
( 19)
Scene mode
( 44)
P
Programmed
auto
( 52)
S
Shutterpriority auto
( 53)
A
Aperturepriority auto
( 54)
M
Manual
( 55)
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Description
Menu
A full auto, “point-and-shoot” mode
suited to snapshots or other occasions
on which you want to take a quick shot
without worrying about camera settings.
Pressing MENU
button displays
image quality
and size menu
( 101).
Scene menu conThe COOLPIX4500 offers a choice of six- trols scene selecteen “scene” modes for common sub- tion and image
jects and shooting situations.
quality and size
( 101).
Camera sets shutter speed and aperture
for best exposure. Flexible program (
52) and exposure compensation ( 69)
offer a degree of control over exposure
settings.
In these modes,
you have access
You control shutter speed; camera sets to all settings in
aperture automatically for best results. t h e s h o o t i n g
and setup menus
( 88). Changes to menu setYou control aperture; camera sets shut- tings apply to all
ter speed automatically for best results. four modes.
You control both shutter speed and aperture.
Press the MODE button and rotate the command dial to cycle through shooting modes as shown below.
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
+
Auto mode
M
Manual
A
Aperturepriority auto
Scene
mode
S
P
ShutterProgrammed
priority auto
auto
Scene Mode
Depending on the subject, scene mode may not always produce the desired
results. If you are unsatisfied with pictures taken in scene mode, choose
(auto) and try again.
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Scene Mode
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
The COOLPIX4500 offers a choice of sixteen “scene” modes for common
subjects and shooting situations. To choose a scene:
1
Pressing MODE button,
rotate command dial
until icon for the last
selected scene is displayed.
+
2
Landscape
Menu of scene options displayed
3
Portrait
Highlight desired scene (highlighted
scene shown by caption and large
icon at top of monitor)
4
Make selection and return to shooting mode. Selected scene displayed
in monitor.
Image Quality and Size
Image quality and size can be adjusted in scene mode by highlighting
and
pressing the center of the multi selector to display the IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY
menu ( 88).
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Icon
Flash mode (
None
)
Auto
Icon
None
Focus mode (
)
Autofocus (Auto)
Flash Cancel (off)
Infinity
Auto with red-eye reduction
Macro close-up
Anytime Flash (fill flash)
Self-timer
Slow sync
In scenes in which the flash turns off ( ) automatically, shutter speeds slow
and pictures may be blurred by inadvertent camera movement (“camera
shake”). At shutter speeds of 1/30 s or slower, a (camera shake) icon appears in the monitor. While use of a tripod is recommended, other methods
that may be successful in preventing blurring are indicated by the “Blur” rating:
✯ Support the camera steadily in both hands with your elbows against
your torso.
✯✯ Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat, level surface such as a wall or
table.
Scene
Portrait
Description
(
64) (
Use for portraits. Main
subject stands out clearly while background details are softened, lending the composition a sense of depth.
Any
• Degree to which background details
are softened depends on the amount
of light available
• Focus area can be selected manually
using multi selector ( 110).
57)
Auto,
Blur
—
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
Depending on the scene selected, restrictions may apply to flash ( 64) and
focus mode ( 57). The table of scene choices on the pages that follow lists
the flash and focus mode settings possible in each scene. If in doubt about
the meanings of the icons used, consult the following table:
Scene
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
Party/
Indoor
Night
Portrait
Beach/
Snow
Description
Use for shots that provide a natural balance
between the main subject and the background
when shooting portraits against a backdrop of night scenery.
Vividly captures the
brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
beaches, or sunlight expanses of water.
Preserves the deep hues
seen in sunsets and sunrises.
A slow shutter speed is
used to produce stunNight
ning night landscapes.
Landscape Noise reduction turns on
automatically.
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64) (
Use for shots that include details of the background behind the main
Any
subject, or to capture the
effects of candlelight and other indoor
background lighting.
Use for vivid landscape
shots that enhance outlines, colors, and conLandscape
trast in such subjects as
skyscapes and forests.
Sunset
(
57)
Auto,
Auto,
Any
Any
,
( ,
Auto,
,
,
)*
,
Blur
✯
✯
—
—
✯
✯✯
Scene
Description
64) (
Use indoors where flash
photography is prohibited (for example in museums and art galleries)
or in other settings in which you do not
want to use the flash.
Museum • The Best Shot Selector (BSS;
98)
turns on automatically, reducing the effects of inadvertent camera movement.
• Photography may be prohibited altogether in some settings. Be sure to obtain permission first.
57)
Auto,
,
Slow shutter speeds are
used to capture the exFireworks
panding burst of light
Show
from a firework.
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of
flowers, insects, and
other small objects, with
the background artistically blurred.
• Minimum focus distance varies with
zoom position. When camera is
Close Up
zoomed in to middle zoom position,
focus mode indicator ( ) in monitor
will turn yellow. At this position, camera can focus on objects as close as
2 cm (0.8˝) from the lens.
• Focus area can be selected manually
using multi selector ( 110).
Blur
✯
✯✯
( ,
,
)*
,
✯
* Default is off ( ). Flash modes shown in brackets are available when Speedlight has
been raised by pressing
button. At these settings, Speedlight always fires regardless of brightness of subject.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
(
Scene
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
Copy
Description
Provides clear pictures of
text or drawings on a
white board, business
card, or printed matter.
• Colored text and drawings may not
show up well in the final picture.
(
64) (
( ,
, Any†
)*
Use when your subject is
lit from behind and their
features are in shadow,
or when your subject is
Back Light
in the shade but the background is
brightly lit. The flash will fire automatically to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
Two successive exposures
are combined to form a
single image. Take the
first exposure normally.
Multiple The shot will appear in the monitor suExposure perimposed on the view through the
lens. Use this as a guide to compose a
multiple exposure, then press the shutter-release button to record the picture.
57)
Auto,
( ,
,
)*
Any
Blur
—
—
—
† When autofocus is selected, minimum focus distance is about 70 cm (2´4˝) from lens.
Use macro close-up at shorter ranges. At zoom positions in which monitor focus
mode indicator ( ) is displayed in yellow, minimum focus distance is 2 cm (0.8˝).
Tips on Creating a Multiple Exposure
Exposure compensation ( 69) may be needed to create the desired effect.
As a rule of thumb, exposure compensation should be set to around –1.0 EV.
We recommend, however, that you view the results in the monitor, taking
additional shots at different settings if necessary. Exposure compensation
may not be required if the background is completely black and your subject is
positioned in different areas of the frame in each of the two shots.
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Scene
Description
Panorama Use to take a series of photographs that
you will later join to form a single scene
Assist
(for example, a panorama or 360 ° virtual-reality image). For more information, see “Taking Pictures for a Panorama” on the following page.
Sports
Dusk/
Dawn
High shutter speeds
freeze motion for dynamic sports shots.
Preserves the colors
seen in the weak natural light before sunrise
or after sunset. Noise
reduction turns on automatically.
64) (
57)
Blur
( ,
,
)*
Any
—
( ,
,
)*
Any
—
Auto,
,
✯
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
(
Multiple Exposure and Panorama Assist
If the lens is rotated to point in the direction of the monitor at settings of
Multiple Exposure or Panorama Assist, pictures will be inverted during
recording and playback.
Noise Reduction
“Noise” in the form of randomly-spaced, brightly-colored pixels tends to appear in pictures taken at slow shutter speeds. This effect is particularly noticeable in dark areas of the picture. At a settings of Night Landscape and
Dawn/Dusk, pictures taken at shutter speeds of 1/4 s or slower are processed
to reduce noise (note that this increases the time needed to process pictures
before they are saved to the memory card). NR is displayed when noise reduction is in effect.
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Taking Pictures for a Panorama
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
1
2
Highlight
(Panorama Assist)
Press center of multi selector. Default pan direction is displayed.
3
Bottom to top
Left to right
Right to left
Top to
bottom
Select how the photographs will be joined together. This is the direction you
will pan the camera between each shot.
4
5
Take first photograph. White balance
and exposure settings for this photograph will apply to all photographs in
series.
About one third of photograph will
appear in monitor superimposed over
view through lens. If you are panning
from left to right, the picture will be
displayed on the left side of the monitor. AE-L icon in monitor turns white
to show that exposure has been set
with first shot.
Use a Tripod
Using a tripod makes it easier to compose shots so that they overlap.
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6
7
Take next photograph. Repeat Steps
6 and 7 until all shots in series have
been taken.
8
Press center of multi selector to end
series. New folder will be created with
name consisting of “P_” followed by a
three-digit number assigned automatically by camera (e.g., “P_001”), and all
photographs in series stored in this
folder.
Panorama Assist
The panning direction can not be changed after the first photograph is taken.
When taking shots of landscapes with Panorama Assist, we recommend
that you do not raise the built-in Speedlight.
Viewing Photographs Taken in Panorama Mode
Each time a new series of pictures is begun at a setting of Panorama Assist,
a folder will created with a name consisting of “P_” followed by a three-digit
number assigned automatically by the camera (e.g., “P_001”), and all pictures in the series stored in this folder. To view photographs taken at a setting
of Panorama Assist, select the appropriate folder from the playback Folders
menu, or select All Folders ( 136).
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
Compose next shot to overlap with
previous picture.
P: Programmed Auto
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
In programmed auto, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed (in the
range 1–1/2,300 s) and aperture according to the amount of light available, producing optimal exposures in most situations. Adjustments to exposure can be
made using exposure compensation ( 69) or exposure bracketing ( 116).
Flexible Program
In programmed auto, different combinations of shutter speed and aperture
can be selected by rotating the command dial (flexible program). Each combination of shutter speed and aperture will produce the same exposure. When
flexible program is in effect, an asterisk (“*”) will appear next to the exposure-mode indicator in the monitor.
The default values for shutter speed and aperture can be restored by rotating
the command dial until the asterisk is no longer displayed next to the exposure-mode indicator. Default values are also restored when another shooting
mode is selected, playback is activated, or the camera is turned off.
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S: Shutter-Priority Auto
Shutter-Speed Limitations
At Continuous settings of Ultra HS and Movie ( 96), the camera takes a
fixed number of frames per second. Shutter speed can not be set to values
slower than the frame advance rate (1/30 s and 1/15 s, respectively).
Exposure Warning
If the photograph would be under- or over-exposed at the shutter-speed selected in shutter-priority auto or the aperture selected in aperture-priority auto,
the shutter speed or aperture display in the monitor will flash when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another setting and try again.
Noise
At shutter speeds of 1/4 s or slower, the shutter-speed indicator in the monitor
will turn yellow to show that mottling (“noise”) may appear in the final photograph. We recommend that you either choose a faster shutter speed or
turn noise reduction on ( 118).
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
In shutter-priority auto, you control shutter-speed by rotating the command
dial, while the camera automatically adjusts aperture to produce optimal exposure. Shutter speed can be set to values between 8 s to 1/2000 s in increments equivalent to 1 EV (one step).
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
In aperture-priority auto, you control aperture by rotating the command dial,
while the camera automatically adjusts shutter-speed in the range 8 s– 1/2300 s
to produce optimal exposure. Aperture varies in increments equivalent to
1
/3 EV (1/3 step).
Faster Shutter Speeds
For shutter speeds faster than 1/2000 s, choose an exposure mode of aperturepriority auto, select a smaller aperture (larger f/-number), and zoom the camera all the way out. If lighting is sufficient, shutter speeds of up to 1/2300 s can
be achieved.
Aperture and Zoom
The maximum and minimum values for aperture are the maximum and minimum values for the camera lens, adjusted for the current zoom setting. Higher
f/-numbers (smaller apertures) can be achieved by zooming the camera in,
lower f/-numbers (larger apertures) by zooming the camera out. Unless On is
chosen for Fixed Aperture in the Zoom Options sub-menu ( 113), aperture will change as the camera is zoomed in or out. If, for example, you
choose the second-highest aperture setting with the camera zoomed all the
way out, the camera will vary the f/-number to maintain aperture at the second-highest setting for the current zoom position as you zoom the camera in.
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M: Manual
choosing manual as the exposure mode, remove your finger from
1 After
the MODE button.
Press the MODE button to select
2 shutter
speed or aperture in the
monitor, where the selected item
is shown in green. The item selected will change each time the
MODE button is pressed.
the command dial to set the selected item (aperture or shutter speed)
3 Rotate
to the desired value. The amount the photograph would be under- or
over-exposed at the selected setting is shown in the exposure display.
Exposure display shows values from –2
to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV.
–2
±0
+2
The Shutter-Speed Display
If the shutter-speed display turns red at a setting of 1/2000 s, adjust aperture
while checking exposure in the exposure display.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
In manual exposure mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture. Shutter speed can be set to values between 8 s and 1/2000 s in increments equivalent
to 1 EV (one step), or the shutter can be held open indefinitely for a long
time-exposure of up to five minutes (BULB). Aperture can be adjusted in
increments equivalent to 1/3 EV (1/3 step).
the MODE button to select
4 Press
the other item (shutter speed or
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Shooting-Mode Selection
aperture).
the command dial to
5 Rotate
choose a value that will produce
the desired exposure. If necessary,
repeat steps 4 and 5 until the desired combination of shutter speed
and aperture has been achieved.
Long Time-Exposures (BULB)
When manual exposure mode is selected and
CONTINUOUS set to Single ( 96), shutter speed
can be set to BULB for long time-exposures of up
to five minutes. With shutter speed selected in the monitor, rotate the command dial until the shutter-speed display shows BULB. At this setting, the
shutter will remain open while the shutter-release button is pressed. To prevent blurring caused by camera shake, we recommend that you use a tripod
and a remote shutter release such as the MC-EU1 remote cord. We also
recommend that you turn Noise Reduction on ( 118) to reduce mottling
(“noise”).
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Focus Mode
Focusing Near and Far
Choose a focus mode according to your subject and composition.
Description
Camera automatically adjusts focus according to distance to
NO ICON
subject. Use with subjects 30 cm/1´ (50 cm/1´8˝ at widest anAutofocus
gle) or more from lens.
Infinity
Focus fixed at infinity, allowing camera to focus on distant scenes
through foreground objects such as a window. Flash disabled.
Macro
close-up
In middle zoom range,
icon in monitor turns yellow and
camera can focus on objects as close as 2 cm (0.8˝, measured
from lens). Use for close-ups.
Combines macro close-up (see above) at distances of 2 cm (0.8˝)
Self-timer or more with shutter release delay of 10 s or 3 s. Use for self( 58) portraits or to reduce blurring caused by camera shake.
To choose a focus mode, press the
button repeatedly until the desired
setting is displayed in the monitor. The options available in scene mode depend on the scene selected ( 44).
NO ICON
Autofocus
Infinity
Macro
close-up
Self-timer
Macro Close-Up
We recommend that you frame pictures in the monitor when using macro
close-up.
The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances under 50 cm
(1´8˝). Take a test picture and verify the results in the monitor.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Focus Mode
Option
Delaying Shutter Release: Self-Timer Mode
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Focus Mode
The self-timer can be used for photographs in which you wish to appear
yourself or to prevent photographs from being blurred by camera movement
that occurs when the shutter-release button is pressed. To use the self-timer:
the camera
1 Position
Mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, stable
surface.
a self-timer mode
2 Select
Press the
button until the selftimer icon ( ) is displayed. The
macro close-up icon ( ) will also
be displayed to indicate that the
camera can focus at distances of
2 cm (0.8˝) or more.
the photograph
3 Compose
Adjust camera settings and frame the picture.
the timer
4 Start
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 lens will start to blink when the shutterrelease 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.
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Autofocus
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 the focus area.
• 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, the autofocus lamp next to
the viewfinder will flicker when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Use focus lock ( 60) to focus on another subject at the same distance, or
use manual focus ( 61).
Choose the Center Focus Area
We recommend that you select the center focus area when using focus lock.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Focus Mode
In autofocus and macro close-up modes, the camera adjusts focus automatically. In
mode or at a scene setting of Close Up, the camera adjusts focus
continuously while the monitor is on (continuous autofocus;
111). When
the monitor is off, the camera does not focus until the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway (single autofocus;
111). In either case, focus locks when
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and remains locked as long as
60). In P, S, A, and M modes,
the button is held in this position (focus lock;
single autofocus is used whether the monitor is on or off, although the Focus
Options: Auto-Focus Mode item in the SHOOTING menu can be used to
enable continuous autofocus when the monitor is on ( 111).
Focus and Exposure Lock
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Focus Mode
Once the camera has focused, focus and exposure will remain locked while
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway . This can be used to change the
composition after focusing on your subject, or to focus on another object at
the same distance and recompose your picture with your subject in the frame.
1
Press shutter-release button halfway. Autofocus
lamp (green) next to viewfinder lights when camera
has focused.
2
3
Smoothly press shutterrelease button all the
way down to take picture
Keeping shutter-release button
pressed halfway, recompose picture.
Do not change distance to subject
while focus lock is in effect.
Autoexposure Lock
Pressing the shutter-release button halfway locks
exposure as well as focus. To use spot or centerweighted metering to meter a subject that is not
in the center of the frame, compose your photograph with the subject in the metered area, then
press the shutter-release button halfway to lock focus and exposure. Recompose your photograph and press the shutter-release button the rest of the
way down to shoot. If the Controls: AE-L, AF-L option in the setup menu is
set to AE-L ( 124), exposure can be locked without locking focus by pressing the center of the multi selector while the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. Exposure will remain locked as long as the multi selector is held in
this position, even if you remove your finger from the shutter-release button.
AE-L indicator in monitor turns white when exposure lock is in effect.
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Manual Focus
the MF button and rotate the command dial until the manual focus
1 Press
display appears in the monitor.
this display as your guide, continue to rotate the command dial until
2 Using
your subject is in focus.
+
Manual focus display
shows approximate
focus distance from
lens between
(2 cm/0.8˝ at middle
zoom position) and
infinity.
Unless Off is selected for Focus Options: Focus Confirmation ( 111),
focus confirmation will turn on automatically when manual focus is in effect, and objects that are in focus will be outlined sharply in the monitor.
Manual focus can be cancelled by pressing the MF button to select a new
focus mode.
Notes on Manual Focus
• When using the self-timer, be sure that the self-timer is selected ( 58)
before selecting a focus distance. Changing the focus mode after setting
the focus distance will cancel manual focus.
• Use autofocus ( 59) when an optional converter lens is attached ( 106).
In manual focus mode, the actual focus distance will differ from that shown
in the monitor.
• When manual focus is set to the
end of the manual focus indicator, the
camera may be unable to focus at some zoom positions. If the camera is
unable to focus at the current zoom position, the manual focus display in
the monitor will turn red. Zoom the camera in or out until the manual focus
display no longer appears in red.
• If you adjust zoom after focusing, you will need to focus again at the new
zoom position.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Focus Mode
In P, S, A, and M modes, manual focus can be used in place of autofocus for
situations in which you are unable to achieve the desired results using
autofocus.
Optical and Digital Zoom
Framing Pictures
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Optical and Digital Zoom
Your Nikon digital camera offers two kinds of zoom: optical zoom, in which
the camera’s telescoping lens can be used to magnify the subject up to 4 ×,
and digital zoom, in which digital processing is used to further magnify the
image up to 4 × for a total magnification of up to 16 ×.
Optical Zoom
Photos can be framed in the viewfinder or monitor using the zoom button.
Indicator in monitor displays amount of zoom
while either button is
pressed
Zoom out
Zoom in
Optical zoom can not be adjusted while recording movies. Digital zoom can
be used.
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 photograph. 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.
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Digital Zoom
end of the zoom
Zoom indicator turns yellow in digital
zoom range
Hold for 2 s
Maximum optical
zoom position
Autofocus lamp
blinks slowly to
show that photos
can not be accurately framed in
viewfinder
The camera can be zoomed in and out in the digital zoom range by pressing
the
and
buttons. To cancel digital zoom, press
until the zoom indicator turns white or turn the camera off.
Restrictions on Digital Zoom
Digital zoom can only be used when the monitor is on. Digital zoom is not
available when:
• The monitor is off
• Image quality is set to HI ( 102)
• Black&White or Sepia is selected in the Saturation Control sub-menu
( 100)
• Multi-Shot 16 or Ultra HS is selected in the Continuous sub-menu ( 96)
• Off is selected for Zoom Options: Digital Tele in the shooting menu (
112)
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Optical and Digital Zoom
At the maximum optical zoom position, holding the
button down for two seconds triggers digital zoom.
Flash Mode
Flash Photography
The flash mode can be chosen from the following five options.
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Flash Mode
Option
Description
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Auto
When lighting is poor, built-in Speedlight will pop up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and
flash will fire when picture is taken.
Flash Cancel Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
(off)
Auto with
red-eye
reduction
Same as Auto, except that flash fires several times at low
intensity before main flash, minimizing “red-eye.” Use for
portraits (works best when subjects are well within range of
flash and looking at flash). Because a slight delay occurs
after the shutter-release button is fully pressed to allow redeye reduction to take effect, this setting is not recommended with subjects that are moving erratically or in other situations in which you want the camera to react quickly.
Flash fires whenever photo is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illumiAnytime Flash
nate) shadows and back-lit subjects.
(fill flash)
Slow Sync
Auto flash combined with slow shutter speed. Use to capture both subject and background at night or under dim light.
Auto Flash Off
The flash turns off automatically when focus is set to infinity ( 57), an option other than Single is chosen for Continuous ( 96), BSS ( 98) is On,
a setting other than Normal is selected in the Lens menu ( 106), or Internal Off is selected for Speedlight Cntrl ( 115).
The Flash-Ready Lamp
A short pause is required between exposures for the flash system to charge. If
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the flash is charging, the
flash-ready lamp next to the viewfinder will flicker. Remove your finger briefly
from the shutter-release button and try again.
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The flash mode is controlled with the
button.
Press
repeatedly until desired
mode is displayed in monitor
The flash mode changes as shown below. The options available in scene
mode depend on the scene selected ( 44).
NO ICON
Auto
Flash Cancel
Auto + redeye reduction
Anytime
Flash
Slow Sync
To protect the built-in Speedlight, we recommend that it be lowered when
not in use.
Using the Built-in Speedlight
Do not attempt to raise the Speedlight by hand. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the Speedlight. When lowering the Speedlight, push
it gently back to the closed position, pressing straight down on the top of the
Speedlight. Do not apply force to the front, back, or sides, as this could
damage the Speedlight. Be careful not to catch your hair, fingers, or other
objects in the Speedlight.
The Speedlight can be raised by pressing the
button when the Speedlight Opt.: Pop Up option in the SHOOTING menu is set to Manual (
114). When Auto is selected, the Speedlight will pop up automatically when
required. The following flash modes are available when Speedlight Opt.: Pop
Up is set to Manual:
Anytime
Flash
Anytime flash +
red-eye reduction
Anytime Flash +
Slow Sync
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Flash Mode
ISO
The Sync Terminal
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Flash Mode
Optional Speedlights mounted on an SK-E900 flash bracket can be attached
via the camera’s sync terminal. The following SB-series Speedlights (available
separately) can be used: 80DX, 30, 28DX, 28, 26, 25, 24, 22, and 22s.
1
ISO
ISO
2
Remove sync terminal cover and attach
flash bracket sync cord. Illusration at right
shows COOLPIX4500 with SK-E900 flash
bracket and optional Speedlight.
Using an Optional Speedlight
A ferrite core is provided with the COOLPIX4500. Before using an optional
Speedlight, be sure to attach this core to the sync cord adjacent to the camera
lead (see figure A, above at right). To prevent the sync cord from blocking the
viewfinder, connect it as shown above (B).
Notes on the Built-in Speedlight
In
and scene modes, or when Auto is selected for the Popup option in
the shooting menu for P, S, A, or M mode ( 114), the built-in Speedlight
will pop up automatically. Do not prevent the built-in Speedlight from popping up by placing your fingers or other objects on top of the Speedlight.
When the built-in Speedlight is raised, keep your fingers and other objects
away from the flash window and photocell. 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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Before using an optional Speedlight, set the zoom head to an angle wider
than 28 mm. At smaller angles, the flash may not be able to light the entire
subject. We recommend that you take a test shot and view the results in the
monitor; if the results are not satisfactory, try zooming the camera in or adjusting the illuminating angle.
The COOLPIX4500 does not support power zoom or AF-assist illumination.
Use Only Nikon Flash Accessories
Use only Nikon Speedlights. Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied
to the camera’s sync terminal could not only prevent normal operation, but
damage the sync circuitry of the camera or flash. Before using a Nikon Speedlight not included in the list on the previous page, contact a Nikon-authorized
service representative for more information.
Close-Ups
The built-in Speedlight may be unable to light the entire subject at distances
under 50 cm (1´8˝). Take a test picture and verify the results in the monitor.
When Lighting Is Poor
When lighting is poor and the flash is off ( ) or set to slow sync ( ), shutter
speed slows and photos may be affected by “noise” in the form of randomlyspaced, brightly-colored pixels. At shutter speeds below 1/4 s, noise can be
reduced using the Noise Reduction option ( 118) in the shooting menu (P,
S, A, and M modes only).
At shutter speeds slower than 1/30 s, a (camera shake) icon will appear in
the monitor. Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blurring caused by
inadvertent camera movement.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Flash Mode
Set the flash mode for the optional Speedlight to TTL. At this setting, the
optional Speedlight will be controlled by the camera in response to camera
flash mode and Speedlight Opt. settings. Refer to flash-bracket and Speedlight manuals for detailed instructions. Even if Internal Off is selected in the
Speedlight Cntrl menu, the built-in Speedlight will pop up automatically
when an optional Speedlight is used to allow control of flash output by the
camera photocell. When the built-in Speedlight is raised, do not block the
photocell with your fingers or other objects.
Making Movies (P, S, A, and M)
Movie Mode
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Making Movies
In P, S, A, and M modes, the COOLPIX4500 can record movies up to thirtyfive seconds in length at a rate of about fifteen frames per second, with sound
recorded via the camera’s built-in microphone. Each frame is 320 × 240 pixels in size (QVGA). To record a movie:
1 Choose an exposure mode of P, S, A, or M.
the shooting menu, select Continuous: Movie ( 96). When you
2 Inreturn
to shooting mode, the exposure count display will show the length
of the movie that can be recorded.
the shutter-release button all the way
3 Press
down to begin recording. If Auto-Focus Mode
( 111) is set to Single AF (the default setting), focus will lock when the shutter-release
button is pressed. During recording, optical zoom is disabled; only digital
zoom can be used. If lens section is rotated to point in the same direction
as the monitor, the image in the monitor will be inverted and the movie
will be recorded upside down.
the shutter-release button all the way
4 Press
down a second time to end recording (recording will end automatically thirty-five seconds
after recording starts or if no more memory is
available on the memory card). The movie will be stored as a QuickTime
movie file with a file name ending in “.MOV”.
Movies can not be recorded unless the monitor is on. The flash turns off
automatically in movie mode.
For more information on:
77 Playing movies back
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Exposure Compensation
Bright, Dark, and High-Contrast Subjects
Exposure compensation can be set to values between –2.0 EV (underexposure) and +2.0 EV (overexposure) in increments of 1/3 EV. Rotate the command dial while pressing the button.
+
The FUNC Button
The function assigned to the button can be changed using the Controls:
FUNC option in the setup menu. Note that if a function other than exposure
compensation is assigned, exposure compensation can only be set using the
Exposure Options: Exp. +/– option in the shooting menu ( 109).
Choosing an Exposure Compensation Value
The camera may set exposure too low if large areas of the frame are very
bright (containing, for example, sunlit expanses of water, sand, or snow) or
the background is much brighter than the main subject. If the image in the
monitor is too dark, choose a positive value for exposure compensation. Similarly, the camera may set exposure too high if large areas of the frame are very
dark (containing, for example, an expanse of dark green leaves) or the background is much darker than the main subject. If the image in the monitor is
too bright, raise exposure compensation until the desired effect is achieved.
Cancelling Exposure Compensation
To cancel exposure compensation, select a value of ±0. In
and scene
modes, exposure compensation can also be cancelled by turning the camera
off or selecting another shooting mode.
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Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Exposure Compensation
To obtain the desired results with certain subject compositions (for example,
when large areas of the frame are very bright, 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 exposure compensation.
Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M)
Reacting Faster to Light
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency)
In P, S, A, and M modes, sensitivity (ISO equivalency) can be raised above the
default level (roughly equivalent to ISO 100) according to your subject and
lighting conditions.
Sensitivity can be set to ISO 100, 200, 400, or 800 equivalent or AUTO. If
AUTO is selected, the camera will automatically raise sensitivity above the
default value when lighting is poor. To select a setting for sensitivity, first
button and rotate the command dial
select P, S, A, or M mode. Press the
to cycle through settings as shown below. The current setting is displayed in
the monitor.
+
ISO
100
200
400
800
AUTO
When sensitivity is set to AUTO, an ISO icon will appear in the monitor when
sensitivity is above ISO 100 equivalent. In manual and shutter-priority auto
exposure modes, AUTO is equivalent to a setting of 100, and sensitivity will
not be raised when lighting is poor.
ISO 200 and Above
The higher the sensitivity, the more likely your pictures are to be affected by
“noise” in the form of randomly-spaced, brightly-colored pixels. We recommend that you choose a setting of 100 except when high shutter speeds are
required. When 800 is selected, the ISO indicator in the monitor will turn red
to indicate that pictures taken at this setting will likely contain appreciable
amounts of noise. We recommend that Image Sharpening ( 105) be
turned off at this setting to avoid heightening the effects of noise. A setting
of 800 is recommended only to capture natural lighting under low light conditions or when a fast shutter speed is required to avoid blur.
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Keep or Delete
Picture Review
Beyond Point-and-Shoot—Keep or Delete
When image quality is set to HI, or when Ultra HS
or Movie is selected in the Continuous menu,
the picture you have just taken will be displayed
briefly in the monitor after each shot, giving you
the opportunity to delete the picture before it has
been recorded to the memory card.
To delete the picture, press the (
) button.
DELETE
A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press the
Erase image
multi selector up or down to highlight the deYes or No ?
No
sired option, then press the multi selector to make
Yes
the selection.
• Select No to return to shooting mode and save
the picture to the memory card.
• Select Yes to delete the picture and return to shooting mode.
Disable Delete
Pictures can not be deleted when On is selected for the Disable Delete option in the setup menu ( 131).
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More About
Playback
Playback Options
During playback, you can use the multi selector and
the buttons on the back of the camera to perform
the operations described in the following sections:
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom (
74)
Creating a Small Copy of a Picture: Small Picture (
Movie Playback (
75–76)
77)
Adding Audio Commentary: Voice Memo (
Photo Information (
78)
80)
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
More About Playback
Use the ( ) button to zoom in on photos displayed in full-screen playback.
X2.0
SCROLL
SCR
OLL
To
Zoom photo in
View other
areas of image
Cancel zoom
ZOOM
ZO
Press
Description
(
Zoom increases each time button is pressed,
to a maximum of 6.0 ×. While image is
zoomed in,
icon and zoom ratio are displayed in upper left corner of monitor.
)
Press the multi selector to scroll to areas of the
image not visible in the monitor.
Press
to cancel zoom.
Notes on Playback Zoom
To view other pictures on the memory card, cancel zoom and use the multi
selector.
Additional time may be required to display pictures taken at an image quality
setting of HI.
Playback zoom can not be used to view movies, copies created with the small
picture function, or pictures taken at a setting of Ultra HS.
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Creating a Small Copy of a Picture: Small Picture
To create a small copy of the picture currently displayed in full-screen playback:
1
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2
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Press MODE (SMALL PIC.) button to
display confirmation dialog
3
Press center of multi selector to
create small copy and return to
playback mode with original picture
displayed
QK?JJNGA,
Wcq
Lm
Highlight Yes (to exit without creating copy, highlight No and press
center of multi selector)
4
To view copy, press multi selector
down. Copy will have same time and
date of creation as original.
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More About Playback
Pressing the MODE (SMALL PIC.) button in full-screen playback creates a
small copy of the current picture. Before creating a copy, choose a size using
the Small Pic. option in the playback menu. Copies can be 640 × 480,
320 × 240, 160 × 120, 96 × 72 pixels in size and automatically have an image quality of BASIC, making them ideal for distribution by e-mail or for use
in web pages.
More About Playback
Once created, copies are independent of the original: deleting a copy has no
effect on the original, deleting the original no effect on the copy. Copies are
stored on the memory card as independent files with names of the form
“SSCNnnnn.JPG,” where “nnnn” is a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera. Print and protect attributes for copies must be set separately from the originals.
When displayed in full-screen playback, copies will occupy roughly one-quarter of the monitor and are surrounded by a gray frame. In thumbnail playback, copies are indicated by a gray border. Copies can not be viewed using
playback zoom ( 74); pressing the ( ) button when a copy is displayed
has no effect.
Restrictions on Small Picture
The small picture function described in this section can not be used in quick
review.
Copies can not be created from movies or from pictures taken at a setting of
Ultra HS or an image quality setting of HI. Additional copies of an image can
not be created from a small picture file; pressing the MODE (SMALL PIC.)
button when a copy is displayed will have no effect. Pressing the MODE
button will also have no effect if there is not enough space for the copy on
the memory card.
The COOLPIX4500 may not be able to create small copies from images taken
with another make of camera.
Viewing Small Picture Files on Other Cameras
Copies created with the small picture function may not display correctly when
viewed on other models of Nikon digital camera. You may also not be able to
transfer copies from other models of Nikon digital camera to a computer.
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Movie Playback
To
Press
More About Playback
Movies are indicated by a
icon. In full-frame
playback, movies can be viewed using the multi selector. Movies can not be played back when thumbnails are displayed.
Description
Start playback
Press center of multi selector to start playback.
When movie ends, final frame is displayed for
one second, followed by a still image of the
first frame.
Pause/resume
playback
Pressing center of multi selector while playback is in progress pauses display. To resume
playback, press center again.
Rewind movie
one frame
When movie is paused, pressing the multi selector up or left rewinds the movie one frame.
Advance
movie one
frame
When movie is paused, pressing the multi selector down or right advances the movie one
frame. If the last frame of the movie is displayed, pressing the multi selector down or
right ends movie playback and displays the first
frame of the movie.
Raise volume
Lower volume
Volume indicator (
,
, or
) is
displayed in monitor when zoom buttons are
pressed.
Inverted Playback
Movies recorded with the lens pointing in the same direction as the monitor
will be played back upside down.
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Adding Audio Commentary: Voice Memo
More About Playback
This function can be used to record a brief voice
memo for the picture currently displayed in fullscreen playback. The memo is saved to the
memory card as a sound file. Once a voice memo
has been added to a picture, a icon will appear
on the picture during playback.
To
Press
Description
Record
memo
→ will be disIf voice memo can be recorded,
played in monitor. Memo of up to 20 s can be
REC recorded while FUNC button is held down. During
(FUNC) recording, REC blinks and length of memo that can
be be recorded is displayed in monitor. Recording
ends after 20 s or when FUNC button is released.
Play
memo
If a voice memo has been recorded for current picture,
will be displayed during playback. Press
PLAY
FUNC button to play recording back. Playback ends
(FUNC)
when entire recording has been played back or
FUNC button is pressed a second time.
Pause/
resume
playback
Delete
memo
To pause playback, press center of multi selector
while playback is in progress. Press again to resume.
(
Pressing while memo is being played back displays confirmation dialog. Press multi selector up
or down to highlight option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit without
DELETE
)
deleting voice memo
Erase recording
• Select Yes to delete
Yes or No ?
No
voice memo
Yes
Raise volume
Lower volume
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Volume indicator (
,
, or
) is displayed in monitor when zoom buttons are pressed.
Photo Information
More About Playback
Rotate the command dial to view photo information. The following information is available:
File Information
1
2
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
1 Date recorded
2 Time recorded
3 Voice memo
playback guide
6 Image size
4 Voice memo
recording
guide
5 Small picture
7 Image quality
13 Print-order
icon
8 Folder
14 Protect icon
9 File number
and type
15 Current frame
number/total
number of
frames visible
in current
folder
10 Battery level
indicator
11 Voice memo
icon
12 Transfer icon
Shooting Information, Page 1
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 Camera type
3 Metering method
2 Firmware version
(only for pictures
taken with
COOLPIX4500)
4 Exposure mode
5 Shutter speed
6 Aperture
Image File and Folder Names
Pictures are stored in files with names that begin with a four letter identifier
(“SSCN” for pictures created with the small picture option, “TSCN” for pictures created with Perspective Control, and “DSCN” for all other pictures)
followed by a four-digit file number assigned by the camera. Each file name
ends in a three-letter extension: “.TIF” for photos taken at an image quality of
HI, “.JPG” for other photographs, “.MOV” for movies, and “.WAV” for voice
memos. Picture files are stored in folders created automatically by the camera
and a named with a three digit folder number.
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Shooting Information, Page 2
More About Playback
1 Exposure compensation
1
2
3
4
5
6
2 Focal length
4 Flash status
5 Image
adjustment
3 Focus mode
6 Sensitivity (ISO
equivalency)
1 White balance
4 Digital zoom
2 Color
saturation
5 Lens-converter
status
3 Sharpening
6 File size
Shooting Information, Page 3
1
2
3
4
5
6
Exposure Information
A
B
1
A Flashing border in thumbnail preview
marks brightest areas of image (highlights)
2
3
4
5
6
B Histogram showing distribution of tones in
image: horizontal axis gives pixel brightness, with dark tones to left and bright
tones to right, vertical axis gives number
of pixels of each brightness in image
1 File no. and type
4 Aperture
2 Metering method
5 Exposure compensation
3 Shutter speed
6 Sensitivity
Focus Confirmation
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 File no. and type
2 Focal length
7
3 Shutter speed
4 Aperture
5 Focus mode
6 Noise reduction
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7 Focus confirmation (areas of image that are in focus are sharply
outlined, and active focus area is
shown in red)
Menu Guide
Camera Menu Options
Index to Menu
Options
82–87
Using Camera Menus
88–90
The Shooting Menu
Changes to a variety of camera settings are made
with the help of menus that appear in the camera
monitor. This chapter is divided into the following
five sections:
Index to Menu Options
An overview of the options available in the camera
menus.
Using Camera Menus
This section describes basic menu operations.
The Shooting Menu
This menu contains a number of options for finetuning shooting settings.
91–120
The Set-up Menu
91–120
88–90
82–87
121–132
The Playback Menu
133–148
The Set-up Menu
This menu is used for basic camera setup.
The Playback Menu
The playback menu contains options for managing
images stored on memory cards.
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Index to Menu Options
IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY (
and Scene Modes)
Menu Guide—Index to Menu Options
Pressing the MENU button in
mode displays a menu where you can adjust
image quality and size. In scene mode, the image size and quality menu can be
accessed by selecting
from the scene menu.
IMAGE QUALITY
Set image quality.
101–102
IMAGE SIZE
Specify the dimensions of the
image in pixels.
101–103
FINE
NORMAL
BASIC
2272×1704
1600×1200
1280× 960
1024× 768
640× 480
2272×1520 (3:2)
mode only)
(
SHOOTING MENU (P, S, A, and M Modes)
In P, S, A, and M modes, the shooting menu contains the options listed below. A
icon next to a menu item indicates that the selection can be made directly from
the main menu using the command dial.
Auto
White Bal Preset
Daylight
Incandescent
WHITE BALANCE
Match white balance to your
light source.
92–94
Matrix
Spot
Center-Weighted
Spot AF Area
METERING
Control how the camera sets
exposure.
95
Single
Continuous
Multi-Shot 16
Ultra HS
CONTINUOUS
Take photos one at a time or
in sequence or make movies.
96–97
BEST SHOT SELECTOR
Use when pictures could be
blurred by inadvertent camera
movement.
98
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT
Raise or lower brightness or
contrast.
99
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Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
Off
On
Auto
Normal
More Contrast
Less Contrast
Movie
SATURATION CONTROL
Control color in your pictures.
101–102
IMAGE SIZE
Specify the dimensions of the
image in pixels.
101–103
USER SETTING
Store different combinations
of menu settings in one of
three banks.
104
IMAGE SHARPENING
Heighten or reduce the sharpness of outlines.
105
LENS
Choose these options when
using an optional lens converter.
106–107
EXPOSURE OPTIONS
Additional options for setting
exposure.
Maximum
Enhanced
Normal
Moderate
–2 Minimum
Black&White
Sepia
HI
FINE
NORMAL
BASIC
2272×1704
1600×1200
1280× 960
1024× 768
640× 480
2272×1520 (3:2)
1
2
3
Auto
High
Normal
Low
Off
Normal
Wide Adapter
Telephoto1
Telephoto2
Fisheye1
Fisheye2
Slide Copy Adptr
AE Lock
Exp. +/–
Off/On/Reset
–2.0 – +2.0
AF Area Mode
Auto-Focus Mode
Focus Confirmation
Auto/Manual/Off
Continuous AF/Single AF
MF/On/Off
Digital Tele
Startup Position
Fixed Aperture
On/Off
Last Position/Wide
Off/On
108–109
FOCUS OPTIONS
Options for autofocus.
110–111
ZOOM OPTIONS
Options for optical and digital zoom.
112–113
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Menu Guide—Index to Menu Options
100
IMAGE QUALITY
Set image quality.
+2
+1
0
–1
Menu Guide—Index to Menu Options
SPEEDLIGHT OPT.
Options for the built-in Speedlight and for optional Speedlights.
114–115
Pop-Up
Variable Power
Speedlight Cntrl
Auto/Manual
–2.0 – +2.0
InternalOff/Int&ExtActive
AUTO BRACKETING
Automatically vary exposure
or white balance over a series
of pictures.
116–117
Off
On
WB Bracketing
3, ±0.3,/3, ±0.7/
3, ±1.0/5, ±0.3/
5, ±0.7/5, ±1.0
NOISE REDUCTION
Reduce “noise,” a mottling
effect that occurs at slow
shutter speeds.
118
Off
On
RESET ALL
Reset settings for the current
User Set to their default values.
119–120
No
Reset
SET-UP Menu (P, S, A, and M Modes)
The setup menu can be accessed from the shooting menu in P, S, A, and M modes.
MONITOR OPTIONS
Control the monitor.
Display Mode
122
CONTROLS
Assign function to FUNC. button and center of multi selector.
123–124
AUTO OFF
Specify how long monitor will
remain on before turning off
to save power.
125
SEQ. NUMBERS
Control how the camera
names picture files.
126
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Brightness
FUNC
AE-L,AF-L
30 S
1M
5M
30 M
On
Off
Reset
Monitor On/Review Only/
Preview Only/Monitor Off
5 levels
/ Continuous /
QUAL / WB / Metering
AE-L&AF-L/AE-L/AF-L
Off
On
Menu Guide—Index to Menu Options
SHUTTER SOUND
Control beep produced to
confirm operations.
127
CF CARD FORMAT
Format memory cards for use
in the COOLPIX4500.
No
Format
128
DATE
Set time and date.
129
SHOT CONFIRMATION
Control whether self-timer
lamp fires to confirm shutter
release.
129
INFO.TXT
Save photo information in text
format.
Year, Month, Day, hour,
minute, order of display
for year, month, and day
Off
On
Off
On
129
VIDEO MODE
Choose the standard for video output.
NTSC
Off
PAL
On
130
LANGUAGE
Choose the language in which
menus and messages will be
displayed.
130
De (German)
En (English)
Fr (French)
(Japanese)
DISABLE DELETE
Disable all delete and format
options.
Off
On
Es (Spanish)
131
USB
Choose USB option used
when camera is connected to
a computer.
131–132
PTP
Mass Storage
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PLAYBACK MENU
Menu Guide—Index to Menu Options
The playback menu contains options for managing the images stored on the memory card. It is available in playback mode.
DELETE
Delete all or selected images;
reset transfer or print marking.
133–135
FOLDERS
Select a folder for playback;
delete folders.
136–137
SLIDE SHOW
Play images back in an automatic slide show.
Selected Images
Erase All Images
Transfer
Print Set
Select pictures.
Delete
All Folders
(Folder name)
Select folder.
Start
Frame Intvl
138–139
PERSPECTIVE CONTROL
Creates copy of existing image with altered vertical perspective.
140–142
SMALL PIC.
Specify size of pictures created with small picture option.
142
PROTECT
Protect selected pictures from
accidental deletion.
Image transform.
640 × 480
320 × 240
160 × 120
96 × 72
Select pictures.
143
HIDE IMAGE
Hide pictures during playback.
Select pictures.
144
PRINT SET
Select pictures for printing on
a DPOF-compatible device.
145–146
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Select pictures; specify
number of copies.
2 S/3 S/5 S/10 S
Selected Photos
All Photos
Select pictures.
147–148
SET-UP Menu (Playback Mode)
The options below can be accessed from both the playback and shooting menus.
BRIGHTNESS
Increase or lower monitor
brightness.
5 levels
122
SHUTTER SOUND
Control beep produced to
confirm operations.
Off
On
127
CF CARD FORMAT
Format memory cards for use
in the COOLPIX4500.
No
Format
128
DATE
Set time and date.
129
VIDEO MODE
Choose the standard for video output.
Year, Month, Day, hour,
minute, order of display
for year, month, and day
NTSC
PAL
130
LANGUAGE
Choose the language in which
menus and messages will be
displayed.
130
De (German)
En (English)
Fr (French)
(Japanese)
Es (Spanish)
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Menu Guide—Index to Menu Options
AUTO TRANSFER
Select images for transfer to
a computer.
Using Camera Menus
Basic Menu Operations
Menu Guide—Using Camera Menus
The menu options available in shooting mode differ from those that can be
accessed in playback mode. In P, S, A, and M modes, you have access to the
shooting menu and all setup menu options; in playback mode, you can access
the playback menu and a restricted set of setup menu options. In
and
scene modes, you have access to image quality and size options.
1 Display menu
A
Display menu for current operating
mode.
mode: image size and quality menu
Scene mode: scene menu (to display Image size and quality menu, highlight
and press center of multi selector)
P, S, A, M modes: shooting menu
Playback mode: playback menu
The Main Menu
To exit the IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY, SHOOTING, PLAYBACK, or SET-UP menus
and return to shooting or playback mode, press the multi selector to the left
when the main menu is displayed.
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B
the selected menu
2 Activate
To activate the selected menu, press
the multi selector down (P, S, A, M,
and playback modes only).
the desired page
3 Select
If the selected menu has more than one page of options, you can view the
next page by pressing the MENU button.
You can also scroll between pages by pressing the multi selector up and
down.
When the last page of options is displayed, MENU OFF will appear at the
bottom of the monitor. Press the MENU button to exit the menus and
return to shooting or playback mode.
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Menu Guide—Using Camera Menus
In P, S, A, M, and playback modes, you can select the setup menu by pressing
. Press multi selector left to
the multi selector to the right to highlight
return to shooting (P, S, A, and M, modes) or playback menu (playback mode).
Menu Guide—Using Camera Menus
4 Make a selection
A.1
A.2
Highlight menu item
A.3
Display options
A.4
Highlight option. If sub-menu of
options is available, repeat steps
A.2 and A.3 to make highlight
selection in sub-menu.
Make selection
Making Selections with the Command Dial
If a
icon appears next to a menu item, you can make a selection by
rotating the command dial.
B.1
B.2
Rotate command dial
Stop when icon for desired option
is displayed
the menus
5 Exit
To exit the menus and return to shooting or
playback mode, press the MENU button until
MENU OFF is displayed in the bottom of the
monitor, then press the MENU button again.
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The Shooting Menu
Shooting Options
The shooting menu is available only in P, S, A, and M modes, and only when
the camera is in shooting mode.
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
92–94
Metering
95
Continuous
96–97
Best Shot Selector
98
Image Adjustment
99
Saturation Control
100
Image Quality
101–102
Image Size
101–103
User Setting
104
Image Sharpening
105
Lens
106–107
Exposure Options
108–109
Focus Options
110–111
Zoom Options
112–113
Speedlight Opt.
114–115
Auto Bracketing
116–117
Noise Reduction
118
Reset All
119
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Option
White Balance
Keeping Colors True: White Balance
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
What Is “White Balance”?
The color of the light reflected by an object depends on the color of the light
source. The human brain 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 camera, however, the “whites” produced by these
different sources of light vary 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 photograph. This adjustment is called “white balance.”
Choosing a White Balance Setting
In P, S, A, and M modes, white balance can be
adjusted using the white-balance option in the
SHOOTING menu (in
and scene modes, white
balance is adjusted automatically).
Option
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Description
Auto
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.
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
For use with incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
For use with most types of fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy
Use for pictures taken under cloudy skies.
Speedlight
White balance adjusted to match light produced
by Nikon Speedlights.
Option Bulb Type
FL1
White (W)
FL2
Daylight White
(Neutral [N])
FL3
Daylight (D)
Confirming White Balance
At settings other than
(A-WB), a white-balance icon appears in the monitor.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Fine-Tuning White Balance
At settings other than
(Auto) and
(White
Bal Preset), white balance can be “fine tuned”
by highlighting the desired setting and rotating
the command dial to select an option from a submenu. Adjustments range from –3 to +3 in increments of one; raising white balance tends to give
images a blue cast, while lowering white balance
generally makes photos appear slightly yellow or
red. In the case of (Fluorescent), the sub-menu
offers a choice of bulb types (see table at right).
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Preset White Balance
Preset white balance is used 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 at right will appear in the monitor.
Option
Description
Cancel
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 photograph. Frame this object so that it fills
the square in the center of the menu shown above. Highlight
Measure
Measure and press the center of the multi selector to measure
a new value for white balance (shutter will be released and camera will return to original zoom position, but no picture will be
recorded).
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Measuring Light: Metering
Option
Matrix
Spot
Description
Compares measurements from 256 areas of frame with library
of typical compositions to produce optimal exposure for entire
image. Best choice in most circumstances.
Camera measures light in area shown by square in center of
monitor. Only about 1/32 of entire frame is metered. Ensures
that subject in metering target will be correctly exposed even
when background is much brighter or darker. Can be used
with autoexposure lock ( 108) to meter off-center subjects.
Camera meters light in entire frame but assigns a weight of
80% to area in center of frame occupying roughly 1/4 of total.
Classic meter for portraits; preserves background details while
Centerletting lighting conditions at center of frame determine expoWeighted
sure. Can be used with autoexposure lock ( 108) to meter
off-center subjects.
Camera measures light in current focus area only. Useful when
Spot AF you want to use spot metering with manual or automatic focusArea
area selection ( 110) to meter an off-center subject.
Confirming the Metering Method
At settings other than Matrix, the current metering method is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
Spot-metering
target
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The metering menu offers a choice of four metering methods that determine how the camera sets
exposure (in
and scene modes, matrix metering is used).
Taking a Sequence of Shots: Continuous
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The options in the “continuous” menu determine
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. A movie option
is available for making short videos with sound.
Option
Description
Single
Camera records one picture each time shutter-release button is pressed.
Camera records pictures at a rate of about three frames every two seconds (1.5 fps)* while shutter-release button is held
Continuous
down. Not available at HI image quality.
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed, the camera
takes sixteen consecutive “thumbnail” images 568 × 426 pixMulti-Shot els in size and combines them into a collage measuring
16
2272 × 1704 pixels. This option is available only at a size of
2272 × 1704 and FINE, NORMAL, or BASIC image quality.
Ultra HS
Movie
Camera records up to seventy NORMAL-quality pictures
320 × 240 pixels in size (QVGA) at a rate of about thirty frames
per second while shutter-release button is held down. Each
sequence of pictures is stored in its own folder.
Camera records QVGA (320 × 240 pixel) movie, with sound
recorded via built-in microphone. Recording starts at rate of
about 15 fps when shutter-release button is pressed, ends
after 35 s or when shutter-release button is pressed again.
*Rate of 1.5 fps is for image size of 2272 × 1704. Shooting will slow when
memory buffer fills.
Focus, Exposure, and White Balance
At settings other than Single and Movie, focus, exposure, and white balance
are determined by the first picture in each series.
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Ultra HS/Movie
With each sequence of pictures taken at Ultra HS, the camera creates a new
folder in which all pictures in the sequence are stored. Each folder will have a
name consisting of “N_” followed by a three-digit number assigned automatically by the camera. Pictures can be played back by selecting the appropriate folder or All Folders from the playback Folders menu.
Movie and Ultra HS are only available when the monitor is on. If the monitor is off, the camera will revert to Single until the monitor is turned on. If
lens section is rotated to point in the same direction as the monitor during
recording, the image in the monitor will be inverted and movies and photographs will be recorded upside down.
While Movie or Ultra HS is in effect, bracketing will turn off. At a setting of
Movie, focus confirmation will also turn off. Selecting ON for BSS cancels
Movie and Ultra HS.
Using a Flash
At settings other than Single, the built-in Speedlight turns off automatically.
Optional Speedlights connected to via a flash bracket can be used at settings
other than Movie and Ultra HS.
Confirming the Continuous Setting
At settings other than Single, the current continuous setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
At a setting of Ultra HS, the zoom indicator in
the monitor moves from S (start) to E (end) as recording progresses. The exposure-count display
shows the number of seventy-pictures sequences that can be recorded. At a
setting of Movie, the exposure-count display shows the length of the movie
that can be recorded, in seconds.
Getting Sharper Pictures: BSS (Best Shot Selector)
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The “Best Shot Selector” (BSS) is recommended for
situations in which inadvertent camera movement
can produce blurred pictures, for example when:
• the camera is zoomed in or a teleconverter is
used for telephoto photography
• you are taking close-up shots at short range
• the flash can not be used although lighting is
poor
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.
Option
Description
Off
BSS off; camera functions normally.
On
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 image with the highest level
of detail) saved to the memory card. The flash turns off, and
focus distance, exposure, and auto white balance are determined
by the first photograph in the series.
Restrictions on BSS
BSS can not be used in combination with bracketing, noise reduction, or
CONTINUOUS settings other than Single. The flash can not be used when
BSS is in effect.
Confirming BSS
When BSS is on, a BSS icon appears in the monitor.
BSS
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Adjusting Contrast and Brightness: Image Adjustment
Option
Description
Auto
Camera automatically adjusts brightness and contrast according to shooting conditions.
Camera performs same standard brightness and contrast adjustment on all images. Recommended for images that will
Normal
later be retouched on a computer.
Image processed to emphasize difference between light and
More dark areas, enhancing contrast. Useful under overcast skies or
Contrast when shooting landscapes and other low-contrast subjects.
Image processed to decrease difference between light and dark
Less
areas, reducing contrast. Recommended when light is very
Contrast bright, creating strong shadows on subject.
Viewing the Current Image Adjustment Setting
At settings other than Auto, an image-adjustment
icon appears in the monitor. When Saturation
Control ( 100) is set to Black&White or Sepia,
the image-adjustment icon is replaced by a
or
icon.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
This option is used to adjust brightness and contrast according to the shooting situation or how
the picture will be used.
Controlling Color: Saturation Control
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Saturation control is used to heighten or reduce
the vividness of colors.
Option
Description
+2 Maximum
Use for a vivid, photoprint effect when taking pictures
that will be printed “as is,” without further editing.
+1 Enhanced
0 Normal
–1 Moderate
–2 Minimum
Black&White
Sepia
Best choice in most circumstances.
Vividness of colors is reduced. Suitable for pictures that
will later be retouched on a computer.
Pictures recorded in black-and-white. Black-and-white
images require the same amount of memory as color
images. Monitor shows view through lens in black-andwhite.
Pictures recorded as monochrome sepia images. Sepia
images require the same amount of memory as color
images. Monitor shows view through lens in sepia.
Black-and-White/Sepia
At settings of Black&White and Sepia, the current setting is shown in the monitor and indicators are displayed in green.
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Making Effective Use of Memory: Image Quality and Size
Image Size
Card
16 MB Card
64 MB Card
128 MB Card
Image
Quality
2272
×
1704
1600
×
1200
1280
×
960
1024
×
768
640
×
480
2272
× 1520
(3 : 2)
HI
1
—
—
—
—
1
FINE
8
16
24
37
86
9
NORMAL
16
31
47
69
144
17
BASIC
32
59
86
121
229
34
HI
5
—
—
—
—
6
FINE
33
65
100
151
347
36
NORMAL
65
125
190
278
578
71
BASIC
130
236
347
488
918
139
HI
10
—
—
—
—
12
FINE
66
130
201
304
698
73
NORMAL
132
253
383
560
1163
144
BASIC
261
475
698
981
1847
280
*Figures are approximate. The file size of JPEG-compressed images varies with
the scene recorded.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each photograph
occupies on the memory card. This in turn determines the total number of
photographs 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
memory card, view the following table, which shows the approximate number of photographs that can be stored on 16 MB, 64 MB, and 128 MB cards
at different combinations of image quality and size.
Image Quality
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
To reduce the amount of memory that each shot
occupies, pictures taken at settings other than HI
are compressed as they are saved to the memory
card. Compression selectively reduces the quality
of the image; the more the picture is compressed,
the more noticeable this loss of quality is likely to
be. The actual effect depends on the size of the
picture when printed or displayed and on the type
of subject.
Option
Compression
File
ratio (approx.) format
HI
(P, S, A,
No compression
M modes
only)
Description
TIFF
Maximum image quality. Use when
fidelity is of paramount importance.
Only available at image sizes of
2272 × 1704 and 2272 × 1520.
FINE
1:4
JPEG
Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
NORMAL
1:8
JPEG
Normal image quality, suited to most
applications.
BASIC
1 : 16
JPEG
Basic image quality, suitable for photographs that will be distributed by
e-mail or used in web pages.
Confirming Image Quality and Size Settings
The current image quality and size settings are displayed in the monitor. Image size is not displayed
at a setting of 2272 × 1704.
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Image Size
Option
Description
2272 × 1704
Size when printed at 300 dpi is about 19 × 14 cm
(71/2˝ × 51/2˝).
1600 × 1200
Size when printed at 300 dpi is about 13 × 10 cm
(5˝ × 4˝).
1280 × 960
Size when printed at 300 dpi is about 10 × 8 cm
(4˝ × 3˝).
1024 × 768
640 × 480
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.
The top and bottom of the frame are cropped out to
produce a picture of the same proportions as photo* graphs taken with a 35-mm film camera. The autofo2272 × 1520 (3 : 2)
cus lamp blinks slowly to show that photographs can
not be accurately framed in the viewfinder.
*Not available in scene mode.
Print Size
The size of pictures when printed depends on the resolution of the printer (the
higher the resolution, the smaller the final print size).
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Image size refers to 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 memory card and the task at hand.
Storing Menu Settings: User Setting
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
This option allows you to store up to three combinations of white balance, metering, “continuous,”
image adjustment, saturation control, image
sharpening, and lens settings for different situations and recall them as desired. By default,
changes to these settings are stored as User Setting 1. To store a different combination of settings
in another user settings bank:
the multi selector up or down to highlight the desired user settings
1 Press
bank (user setting 1, 2, or 3). Settings for the current bank are displayed to
the right of the menu, with items that differ from defaults shown in red.
Press the center of the multi selector to put your choice into effect and return
to the shooting menu (the user settings bank can also be selected directly
from the shooting menu using the command dial).
white balance, metering, “continuous,” image adjustment, satura2 Adjust
tion control, image sharpening, and lens settings as desired. All changes
to these settings will be stored in the current bank, remaining in memory
even when the camera is turned off. The selected settings will be restored
the next time you choose the bank from the User Setting menu. Only
settings in the current bank will be affected when settings are reset ( 119).
Confirming User Setting
In P, S, A, and M modes, the current bank number is shown in the monitor.
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Making Edges More Distinct: Image Sharpening
Option
Description
Auto
Camera sharpens edges for optimal results; adjustment performed differs from image to image.
High
Photos processed to increase sharpness, making edges more
distinct.
Normal
Camera performs same standard level of sharpening on all
photos.
Low
Amount of sharpening reduced below normal level for a
softer effect.
Off
No sharpening performed.
When taking pictures that will later be retouched, choose settings of Normal
or Low.
Confirming Image Sharpening
At settings other than Auto, an image-sharpening
icon appears in the monitor.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
This option controls whether pictures are processed
for increased sharpness, and to what degree. Because this processing takes place only as the pictures are being saved to the memory card, the effects of sharpening can not be previewed in the
monitor before shooting.
Settings for Optional Converter Lenses: Lens
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The lens menu is used to select combinations of
settings suited to different converter lenses (available separately). For complete information on use
and handling, see the documentation provided
with your converter lens.
Option
Use with
Description
Normal
—
No modifications are made to settings.
Wide Adapter
WC-E631, 2
Zoom set to widest angle; can be adjusted manually.
Telephoto1
TC-E21, 2
Zoom set to maximum optical zoom
position; can be adjusted manually.
Telephoto2
TC-E3ED1, 2
Zoom set to maximum optical zoom
position; can be adjusted manually.
Fisheye1
(Creates circular
image)
FC-E83
• Zoom fixed at widest angle.
• Focus fixed at infinity.4
• Metering fixed at center-weighted.
Fisheye2
FC-E83
• Zoom fixed at middle position.
• Focus mode fixed at autofocus.4
ES-E283
• Zoom set to middle position.
• Focus mode fixed at macro close-up.4
• Exposure compensation set to
+0.7 EV; can be adjusted manually.5
• Image adjustment set to Less Contrast; can be adjusted manually.
Slide Copy Adptr
1
2
3
4
5
Built-in Speedlight turns off. External flash accessories can still be used.
Use autofocus. Results will not accurately reflect selected focus distance when manual
focus or infinity is used.
Both built-in and optional Speedlights turn off automatically.
Self-timer can be used.
When Positive selected in sub-menu.
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Slide Copy Adapter
Option
Description
Positive
Use when making photographs from color film.
Use when examining film negInverse Color atives in the monitor.
Slide Copy Adapter: Inverse Color
The Inverse Color option requires a bright light source. If lighting is insufficient, the image in the monitor will be too bright. Should you notice excessive “noise” in the form of randomly spaced bright pixels, set image sharpening to Off or Low ( 105).
Inverse Color is intended for use only when examining film negatives in the
monitor, and the quality of the image produced will vary widely with the type
and make of film used. We recommend that you use a film scanner such as
the Nikon COOLSCAN to obtain high-quality digital images from negative film.
Swivel Limit
To prevent the lens section from rotating more than
90 ° forward, slide the swivel limit switch as shown
at right. This prevents unintended rotation when
a converter lens is attached.
Confirming the Lens Setting
At settings other than Normal, a converter lens
icon appears in the monitor.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Selecting Slide Copy Adptr displays the menu
shown at right.
Controlling Exposure: Exposure Options
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The exposure options sub-menu contains two
options: one for fixing exposure at the value selected by the camera, the other for altering exposure from the value suggested by the camera.
AE Lock
This option is used to take a series of photographs
with the same exposure and white balance.
Option
Description
Off
Restores normal exposure and white balance.
On
The first photo taken after On is selected sets shutter speed,
aperture, sensitivity, and white balance for all subsequent photographs. The flash is turned off while AE lock is in effect.
Reset
Clears existing exposure settings. The first photograph taken after
this option is selected sets shutter speed, aperture, sensitivity, and
white balance for all subsequent photographs.
Confirming AE-Lock Settings
The AE-L (AE-Lock) icon in the monitor turns yellow when On or Reset is chosen from the AE-Lock
menu. Once exposure has been set, this icon will
turn white.
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Exp. +/–
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The Exp. +/– (exposure compensation) menu allows you to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera. Exposure can be adjusted
in the range –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV in increments of
1
/3 EV. Choose negative values to make your pictures darker, positive values to make them brighter.
Confirming Exposure Compensation
At values other than ±0, exposure compensation
is displayed in the monitor.
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Controlling Focus: Focus Options
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The focus options sub-menu contains options controlling focus-area selection and focus mode, and
an option for confirming focus visually in the monitor.
Focus-Area Selection: AF Area Mode
The setting chosen for this option determines how
the focus area is selected in P, S, A, and M modes.
The chosen setting applies only when the monitor is on; while the monitor is off or digital zoom
is in effect, AF-Area Mode is set to Off and the
center focus area is used.
Option
Auto
Description
Camera automatically selects focus area containing subject closest to camera. Selected focus area is displayed in red in monitor when shutter-release button is pressed halfway. This setting minimizes the risk of your photograph being out of focus
when your subject is moving erratically or in other situations
where there is little time to check focus.
User selects focus area manually using multi selector. This option can be used instead of focus lock ( 60) to focus on a
Manual
relatively motionless subject that is not at the center of the frame.
Off
Center focus area (shown by focus brackets in viewfinder) is
used. No focus area indicators are shown in monitor. This
option can be used in combination with focus lock to focus on
an off-center subject.
Spot AF Area Metering (
95)
Manual and auto focus-area selection can be used in combination with spot
AF-area metering to meter exposure only in the selected focus area.
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Auto-Focus Mode
Option
Description
Camera adjusts focus continuously until shutter-release button is pressed halfway, minimizing time needed to focus
Continuous
before photo is taken. Note, however, that photos can be
AF
taken even when camera is not in focus; check autofocus
lamp before shooting.
Single AF
Camera focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway. If monitor is off, photos can only be taken when camera is in focus. Choose this setting to save batteries.
Focus Confirmation
This option provides visual confirmation of focus
by sharply outlining in the monitor the areas of
the frame that are in focus. Focus confirmation
affects only the view in the monitor; no indicators
of focus appear in the final photograph.
Option
Description
MF
Areas of the image that are in focus will be sharply outlined
in the monitor when manual focus is used ( 61).
On
Areas of the image that are in focus will be sharply outlined
in the monitor in all focus modes.
Off
No indication of focus is given.
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This option controls whether the camera adjusts
focus continuously, or only when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The chosen setting applies only when the monitor is on; when
the monitor is off, the camera focuses only when
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Controlling Zoom: Zoom Options
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
This sub-menu contains three options for controlling optical and digital zoom.
Digital Tele
This sub-menu is used to turn digital zoom on and
off. If On is selected, the camera enters digital
button is held down for
zoom mode when the
more than two seconds at the maximum optical
zoom position (digital zoom does not take effect
if monitor is off). If Off selected, pressing the
button at the maximum optical zoom position has
no effect.
Startup Position
This option determines the starting zoom position
when the camera is turned on.
Option
Description
Camera zooms to the position it was last in before being
Last Position turned off.
Wide
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Camera zooms out to widest angle.
Fixed Aperture
Option
Description
Off
Aperture changes as you zoom in or out.
On
In aperture-priority and manual exposure modes, aperture is fixed at selected f/-number as camera is zoomed in
or out. Note that the selected f/-number may exceed the
camera’s exposure range at the new zoom position; to
prevent this, choose an f/-number from about f/5 to
around f/7.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
Normally, aperture changes with the zoom position. If desired, you can set the camera to maintain the f/-number selected in aperture-priority or
manual exposure modes as you zoom in or out.
Controlling the Flash: Speedlight Options
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
This sub-menu contains three options for controlling built-in and external Speedlights.
Popup Settings for the Built-in Speedlight: Pop-Up
This option controls whether the built-in Speedlight
pops up automatically.
Option
Auto
Description
Built-in Speedlight pops up automatically when required.
button is pressed.
Built-in Speedlight pops up only when
Flash mode can be adjusted when built-in Speedlight is raised;
Manual note, however, that flash mode can not be set to (off). Flash
fires with every shot, regardless of brightness of subject.
Controlling Flash Output: Variable Power
This sub-menu is used to adjust flash output. Flash
output can be lowered or raised by from –2.0 EV
to +2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV.
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Options for Optional Speedlights: Speedlight Cntrl
Option
Description
Built-in Speedlight turns off; only optional Speedlights will
Internal Off fire.
Int&Ext
Active
Built-in Speedlight fires at same time as optional Speedlights. When no optional Speedlights are connected, builtin Speedlight functions normally.
Using an Optional Speedlight
Flash control for optional Speedlights is performed using the photocell on the
built-in Speedlight, which pops up automatically when required in
mode
or when Auto (the default setting) is selected for Pop Up. Do not block the
built-in Speedlight with your fingers or other objects. When the built-in Speedlight is raised, keep your fingers and other objects away from the photocell.
Flash-Mode Indicators for Optional Speedlights
When Internal Off is selected in the
Speedlight Cntrl sub-menu, a
icon appears next to the flash-mode
indicator to show that built-in Speedlight is off. Flash mode for the optional Speedlight is set by pressing the
button (
64), and the flash
mode for the optional Speedlight is
shown as at right.
Flash Mode
Auto
Icon
A
Flash Cancel (off)
Auto with red-eye reduction*
Anytime Flash (fill flash)
Slow sync
* Red-eye reduction performed by
built-in Speedlight. Be sure built-in
Speedlight is raised.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
This sub-menu is used to control the built-in Speedlight when using optional Nikon Speedlights connected to the camera’s sync terminal ( 66).
Varying Settings Automatically: Auto Bracketing
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
In some situations, you may find it difficult to select appropriate exposure-compensation and
white-balance settings, and yet not have time to
check the results and adjust settings after each
shot. Auto bracketing can be used to vary these
settings automatically over a series of photographs,
“bracketing” a selected exposure-compensation
or white-balance setting.
Off
Select Off to restore normal exposure and white balance.
On
The camera varies exposure with each shot; the
number of shots in each sequence and the amount
of exposure compensation performed are selected
from the sub-menu shown at right. Bracketing is
performed by varying shutter speed (A and M
modes), aperture (S mode), or shutter speed and
aperture (P mode). No bracketing is performed if
the amount of exposure compensation would exceed the limits of the camera’s exposure system.
Option No. of shots Exposure increment
3, ±0.3
3
±1/3 EV
2
Bracketing order
0, +0.3, –0.3
3, ±0.7
3
± /3 EV
0, +0.7, –0.7
3, ±1.0
3
±1 EV
0, +1.0, –1.0
5, ±0.3
5
1
0, +0.7, +0.3, –0.3, –0.7
2
± /3 EV
5, ±0.7
5
± /3 EV
0, +1.3, +0.7, –0.7, –1.3
5, ±1.0
5
±1 EV
0, +2.0, +1.0, –1.0, –2.0
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WB Bracketing
Recording Time
Because the camera takes three shots each time the shutter-release button is
pressed, the time required to save images to the memory card is approximately tripled when white-balance bracketing is used.
Restrictions on Bracketing
Autoexposure bracketing can not be used when: BSS ( 98), AE-Lock (
108), or Noise Reduction ( 118) is on, or Multi-shot 16, Ultra HS, or
Movie is selected for Continuous ( 96).
White-balance bracketing can not be used when: BSS or Noise Reduction is
on, image quality is set to HI ( 102), or a setting other than Single is chosen for Continuous.
Confirming Autoexposure Bracketing
While bracketing is in effect, a BKT icon appears
in the monitor next to the selected exposure increment.
Confirming White Balance Bracketing
While white-balance bracketing is in effect, a WBBKT icon appears in the monitor.
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
White-balance bracketing can be used if you are uncertain whether the option selected in the white balance menu will produce the desired results, or if
you want to experiment with different white balance settings without confirming the view in the monitor before each shot. When this option is in
effect, the camera creates three pictures with each shot: one image with the
selected white balance value, one image with a reddish cast, and one image
with a bluish cast.
Avoiding “Grainy” Photographs: Noise Reduction
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
At shutter speeds slower than 1/4 s, “noise” in the
form of randomly-spaced, brightly-colored pixels
may appear in pictures, particularly in shadows.
To reduce noise at slow shutter speeds, select On
from the noise reduction menu.
Recording Time
Turning noise reduction on more than doubles the amount of time needed to
save pictures to the memory card.
Restrictions on Noise Reduction
Noise reduction can not be used in combination with BSS ( 98), Auto
Bracketing ( 116), or Continuous settings other than Single ( 96).
Confirming Noise Reduction
While noise reduction is in effect, an NR icon appears in the monitor.
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Restoring Default Settings: Reset All
Choosing Reset restores the following shooting
options for the current User Set to their default
values. With the exception of the settings listed
on the following page, settings in other User Sets are unaffected. Choose No
to exit the menu, leaving settings unchanged.
Setting
Default
Setting
Default
White balance
*
Auto
Image adjustment
Auto
Metering
Matrix
Saturation control
Normal
Continuous
Single
Image sharpening
Auto
*Fine-tuning reset to 0.
Lens
Normal
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Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
The Reset All option is used to reset settings for
the current User Set to their default values. The
items listed on the following page are also reset
for all User Sets and for playback mode.
Menu Guide—The Shooting Menu
In addition, the following items are reset for all User Sets and playback mode.
Reset All does not affect image quality or size, User Setting, FUNC, sequential numbers, date, info.txt, video mode, language, and USB settings.
Setting
Default
*
Best Shot Selector
Off
Exposure Options
AE Lock
Exposure
Compensation
0
Auto
Auto-Focus Mode
Single
AF
MF
Zoom Options
Digital Tele
On
Startup Position
Wide
Fixed Aperture
Off
Speedlight Options
Pop Up
Variable Power
Speedlight Control
Auto
0
Int&Ext
Active
Auto Bracketing
Off
Noise Reduction
Off
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Display Mode
Monitor
On
Brightness
Middle
Controls
AE-L, AF-L
AF-Area Mode
Default
Monitor Options
Off
Focus Options
Focus Confirmation
Setting
AE-L &
AF-L
Auto Off
1M
Shutter Sound
On
Shot Confirmation
Off
Disable Delete
Off
Slide Show
Frame Interval
3s
*If BSS has been adjusted in other User
Sets, the BSS settings for these sets
will not be affected. The BSS setting
for the current User Set will be reset.
The Set-up Menu
Camera Setup
The options available in the set-up menu depend on the operating mode.
Option
Page 1
Page 2
Monitor Options
122
Controls
123–124
Auto Off
125
Seq. Numbers
126
Shutter Sound
127
CF Card Format
128
Date
129
Shot Confirmation
129
info.txt
129
Video Mode
130
Language
130
Disable Delete
131
USB
131–132
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The SET-UP Menu (Playback)
Option
Brightness
122
Shutter Sound
127
CF Card Format
128
Date
129
Video Mode
130
Language
130
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Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The SET-UP Menu (P, S, A, M)
Adjusting Monitor Settings:
Monitor Options
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The monitor options menu is used to set monitor
brightness. In P, S, A, and M modes, it contains
an option for specifying whether and when the
monitor will turn on automatically.
Controlling the Monitor: Display Mode (P, S, A, M Only)
This option specifies whether the monitor will turn
on automatically when the camera is turned on
and whether pictures are displayed in the monitor
after shooting (“picture review”) in P, S, A, and
M modes. Regardless of the setting chosen, the
monitor can be turned on or off at any time by
button. In
and scene modes,
pressing the
the camera is automatically set to Monitor On.
Option
Monitor on at startup
Picture review
Monitor On
Yes
On
Review Only
No
On
Preview Only
Yes
Off
Monitor Off
No
Off
Adjusting Monitor Brightness: Brightness
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. The
results of any changes are immediately visible in
the center of the display.
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Customizing Camera Controls:
Controls
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The options in the Controls sub-menu determine
the functions assigned to the FUNC button and
the center of the multi selector in shooting mode.
FUNC
You can choose the function assigned to the FUNC
button, making it possible to adjust the following
settings without accessing the camera menus:
Option
Description
Exposure compensation can be set by pressing the FUNC
button and rotating the command dial ( 69).
Continuous
The “continuous” setting ( 96) can be set by pressing
the FUNC button and rotating the command dial.
Quality
Image quality ( 102) can be set by pressing the FUNC
button. Image size ( 103) can be set by pressing the
FUNC button and rotating the command dial.
White Balance
White balance ( 92) can be set by pressing the FUNC
button and rotating the command dial.
Metering
Meteringl ( 95) can be set by pressing the FUNC button and rotating the command dia.
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AE-L, AF-L
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
By default, both focus and exposure are locked
when the center of the multi selector is pressed in
shooting mode. The options in the AE-L, AF-L
menu can be used to set the center of the multi
selector to lock only one of focus and exposure.
Option
Description
AE-L&AF-L
Pressing center of multi selector locks both focus and exposure.
AE-L
Pressing center of multi selector locks exposure only. Focus
is locked when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
AF-L
Pressing center of multi selector locks focus only. Exposure
is locked when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
When the multi selector is used to lock autoexposure,
is displayed in the monitor in
white.
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Conserving Battery Power:
Auto Off
When powered by an AC adapter (available separately), the camera will turn
off if no operations are performed for thirty minutes, regardless of the setting
in the Auto Off menu.
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Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
When operated on battery power, the camera will
turn off automatically if no operations are performed for a specified period of time. The time
limit for auto power off can be chosen from thirty
seconds, one minute (the default setting), five minutes, and thirty minutes using the Auto Off menu.
When the camera turns off, the power lamp will
go out. Use the power switch to turn the camera
on again.
File Numbering:
The Seq. Numbers Menu
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The camera assigns each picture a file name consisting of “DSCN” followed by a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera (e.g.,
“DSCN0001.JPG”). This option controls how files
are numbered.
Option
Description
On
When this option is selected, the camera assigns all subsequent
file numbers sequentially in ascending order, starting from the
last number used. If the memory card is formatted or a new
card inserted in the camera, file numbering will continue from
the last number used.
Off
The camera does not store the last file number used. When
another memory card is inserted or a new folder is created,
numbering starts from the lowest number available.
Reset
Clears the current file number from memory. Sequential numbering begins again from the lowest number available.
File Numbering
File numbering starts over from 0001 if a picture is taken when the current
folder contains a file numbered 9999. The camera will create a new folder by
adding one to the current folder number (for example, if the current folder is
“100NIKON,” the new folder will be named “101NIKON”). The new picture
will be numbered 0001 and stored in the new folder. Each folder can hold up
to 200 pictures. If file numbering reaches 9999 when the card contains a
folder numbered 999, no more pictures can be stored on the card, even if sufficient memory remains. Insert a new memory card or format the current card.
Panorama Assist
Regardless of the option selected for Seq. Numbers, each sequence of pictures created at a setting of Panorama Assist ( 50) is stored in its own
folder, with file numbering beginning from 0001.
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Audio Confirmation:
Shutter Sound
Option
Description
Off
Confirmation and warning beeps disabled. Voice memos and
sound recorded with movies can still be played back.
On
The camera beeps once to confirm that:
• the camera has been turned on
• the shutter-release button has been pressed all the way down
to release the shutter
• manual focus has been activated or a converter-lens option
selected in the LENS menu
• images have been deleted or the memory card formatted
• changes have been made to image status with the Hide Image, Protect, Print Set, or Auto Transfer items in the playback menu
• Shutter Sound has been set to On
The camera beeps twice to warn that:
• the camera is not in focus when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway (only when monitor off)
• the memory card is full
Resetting File Numbering to 0001
To reset file numbering to 0001, insert an empty memory card or format the
current memory card before selecting Reset. Note that formatting the memory
card deletes all data it may contain, including hidden and protected images.
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Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The Shutter Sound sub-menu controls the
“beep” made by the camera’s speaker.
Formatting Memory Cards:
CF Card Format
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The memory card provided with your camera is
formatted at shipment. If you purchase additional
memory cards for added storage, you will however need to format the cards before first use to
ensure that they work properly in your camera.
Formatting memory cards is also an effective way
of deleting all pictures on the card.
Option
No
Description
Exit without formatting card.
Formatting begins as soon as you press the center of the
Format multi selector to select this option. Formatting can not be
interrupted.
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 memory cards permanently deletes all data they contain, including protected pictures and any other data that may be on the card. Before
formatting, be sure to transfer to a computer any pictures you would like to
keep.
Disable Delete
Memory cards can not be formatted when Disable Delete (
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131) is on.
Setting the Time and Date:
Date
Confirming Shutter Release:
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
This option is used to set the camera to the current date and time. For more information, see
“Introduction: First Steps” ( 15).
Shot Confirmation
If On is selected for this option, the self-timer lamp
will light to confirm that the shutter has been released. The self-timer lamp will not light if the
flash has fired.
Storing Photo Info in a Separate File:
info.txt
While On is selected in the info.txt menu, the
following information about each image recorded
is stored in an independent text file (“info.txt”):
• File number and type
• Camera type and firmware version
• Metering method
• Exposure mode
• White balance
• Shutter speed
• Sharpening
• Aperture
• Date of recording
• Exposure compensation
• Image size and quality
• Focal length and digital zoom
• Saturation control
• Image adjustment
• Focus area
• Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
The info.txt file is stored in the same folder as the image. When the contents
of the memory card are viewed from a computer, this file can be read with a
text browser such as Notepad or SimpleText. Images are listed in the order
recorded, separated by a blank line.
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Choosing a Video Standard:
Video Mode
Menu Guide—The Set-up 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 ( 40).
Option
NTSC
PAL
Description
Use when connecting camera to NTSC devices.
Use when connecting camera to PAL devices.
Choosing a Language:
Language
This option is used to choose the language in which
camera menus and messages are displayed. For
more information, see “Introduction: First Steps”
( 14).
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Protecting Images from Deletion:
Disable Delete
Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
The Disable Delete option is used to protect images from accidental deletion. Select On to disable all operations or menu options that delete or
erase images, including deletion with the button, the Delete option in the playback menu, and
the CF Card Format option in the setup menu.
When Off is selected, images can be deleted and
memory cards formatted normally.
Choosing a USB Option: USB
Use this option to select the USB option used when
your camera is connected to a computer ( 34).
Your camera supports two options: PTP (Picture
Transfer Protocol) and Mass Storage.
Protocol
Description
PTP
Select this option when using PTP to transfer pictures to your computer. PTP is supported only under Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, and Mac OS X (version 10.1.2 or later).
Mass Storage
If this option is selected, the camera will function
as a mass storage device when connected to a computer. The Mass Storage option is supported under Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Mac OS X (version 10.1.2 or later), and
Mac OS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2.
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Menu Guide—The Set-up Menu
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition
(Me), Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Mac OS 9
Do not select PTP when connecting the COOLPIX4500 to a computer running one of the above operating systems (there is no need to change the USB
setting when using the camera for the first time, as Mass Storage is selected
at shipment).
If you have already changed the USB setting to PTP, be sure to select Mass
Storage before connecting the camera to your computer.
If you have connected the camera to a computer running one of the above
operating systems with PTP selected in the USB menu, disconnect the camera as described below. Be sure to select Mass Storage in the USB menu
before reconnecting the camera.
Windows 2000 Professional
A dialog will be displayed welcoming you to the “Found New Hardware Wizard.” Click Cancel to close the dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
After displaying a message stating that the hardware information database is
being updated, the computer will start the “Add New Hardware Wizard.”
Click Cancel to exit the wizard, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
The “Add New Hardware Wizard” will be displayed. Click Cancel to exit the
wizard, and then disconnect the camera.
Mac OS 9
A dialog will be displayed stating that the computer is unable to use the driver
needed for the “Nikon Digital Camera E4500_PTP” USB device. Click Cancel
to close the dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
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The Playback Menu
Managing Pictures
The playback menu contains the following options for managing the pictures
on the memory card:
Delete
133–135
Folders
136–137
Slide Show
138–139
Perspective Control
140–142
Small Pic.
142
Protect
143
Hide Image
144
Print Set
145–146
Auto Transfer
147–148
Deleting Pictures: Delete
The Delete menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Selected Images
Delete selected photographs and movies.
Erase All Images Delete all pictures.
Transfer
Reset transfer marking for
all pictures.
Print Set
Cancel the current print order.
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Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Option
Deleting Selected Pictures: Selected Images
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Choosing Selected Images displays the pictures on the memory card as small
thumbnail images. To choose pictures for deletion:
1
2
Highlight picture
3
Press multi selector up or down to select picture for deletion. Selected pictures are marked by icon and red
border. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select
additional pictures. To deselect picture, highlight and press multi selector up or down. To exit without deleting pictures, press MENU button.
Press center of multi selector to display a
confirmation dialog. Press multi selector
up or down to highlight option, press center to put choice into effect:
• Select No to return to playback menu
without deleting pictures
• Select Yes to delete all selected pictures
Before Deletion
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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Deleting All Pictures: Erase All Images
Option
Description
No
Exit without deleting pictures.
Yes
Delete all pictures on memory card.
Pictures that are hidden or protected
will not be deleted.
Removing Transfer Marking from All Images: Transfer
Selecting Transfer from the delete menu removes transfer marking from all
images. No confirmation dialog is displayed.
Cancelling the Current Print Order: Print Set
Selecting Print Set from the delete menu cancels the current print order and
removes print marking from all images. No confirmation dialog is displayed.
Disable Delete
Pictures can not be deleted when Disable Delete (
131) is on.
Hidden and Protected Pictures
Pictures marked with a
icon are protected and can not be selected for
deletion. Pictures hidden with the Hide Image ( 144) option are not displayed in the Delete > Selected Images menu and can not be deleted.
Print Set
Selecting Print Set also removes transfer marking from all images.
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Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Selecting Erase All Images from the delete menu
displays the confirmation dialog shown at right.
Selecting a Folder for Playback: Folders
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
During shooting, pictures are stored in folders created automatically by the camera. The Folders
menu is used to select folders for playback and to
delete folders created at settings of Panorama
Assist ( 50) or Ultra HS ( 96).
Option
Description
Delete
Select this item to delete folders created at settings of Panorama Assist and Ultra HS.
All
Folders
Select this option to display all pictures on the memory card
during playback.
NIKON
Pictures taken at settings of Panorama Assist and Ultra HS
will not be played back.
(N_nnn)
Each series of pictures taken at a setting of Ultra HS is stored
in a separate folder with a name consisting of “N_” followed
by a three-digit number assigned automatically by the camera. These folders are listed at the end of the Folders menu.
To view only the pictures in a specific series, select the appropriate folder from the list.
(P_nnn)
Each series of pictures taken at a setting of Panorama Assist is stored in a separate folder with a name consisting of
“P_” followed by a three-digit number assigned automatically by the camera. These folders are listed at the end of the
Folders menu. To view only the pictures in a specific series,
select the appropriate folder from the list.
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Deleting Folders: Delete
1
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Select Delete to delete folders created at settings
of Panorama Assist and Ultra HS. Folders with
the name NIKON can not be deleted.
2
Highlight folder name
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select:
• Select No or press MENU button to
exit without deleting folder
• Select Yes to delete folder
Hidden and Protected Images
If the selected folder contains hidden or protected images, the folder will not
be deleted. Any images it contains that are neither hidden nor protected will,
however, be deleted.
Disable Delete
Folders can not be deleted when Disable Delete (
131) is on.
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Automated Playback: Slide Show
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
The slide-show option in the playback menu is used
for automated sequential playback. To start a slide
show, highlight Start and press the multi selector
to the right. All pictures in the current folder that
have not been hidden using Hide Image will be
played back one after the other in the order recorded, with a pause between each picture. Movies will be displayed as still images showing the movie’s first frame. While the
slide show is in progress, the following operations can be performed:
To
Press
Description
Pause slide
show
Press center of multi selector to pause slide show
and display dialog shown
at right. To restart slide
show, select Restart. To
end slide show and return
to playback menu, press multi selector to the left.
Press MENU button to end slide show and return to full-screen playback.
Go forward
or back one
frame
Press the multi selector up or left to go back one
frame, down or right to skip to the next frame.
End slide
show
MENU
Press the MENU button to end the slide show
and return to full-screen playback.
Once all pictures have been shown, the slide show will pause with the first
picture in the folder displayed.
Small Picture
Copies created using the small picture option (
during a slide show.
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75) will not be played back
Changing the Display Interval
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
The slide show menu and pause dialog both contain a Frame Intvl option for changing the length
of time each picture in the slide show is displayed.
To change the display interval, highlight Frame
Intvl and press the multi selector to the right. The
menu of interval settings shown at right will be
displayed; highlight the desired setting and press
the center of the multi selector.
Frame Interval
Owing to differences in the file size of the pictures in the slide show and the
speed at which they can be read from the memory card, the actual interval
may differ from the value shown in the menu.
Auto Off
If no operation is performed for more than half an hour during a slide show,
the camera will turn off automatically to save power, and the power-on lamp
will go out.
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Changing Vertical Perspective: Perspective Control
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
This option can be used to transform a photograph
to change the apparent vertical perspective, making pictures taken from a high or low angle look
as though they had been taken from eye level.
The transformed image is saved separately from
the original.
1
2
Use multi selector to display desired
image in playback mode
3
Display playback menu
4
Highlight Perspective Control
Enter transform mode with two
vertical green guides superimposed
over image
Restrictions on Perspective Control
Perspective control can not be performed on pictures taken at Continuous
settings of Ultra HS or Movie, pictures taken at an image quality of HI, or
copies created with the small picture or Perspective Control options. The
COOLPIX4500 may not be able to transform images taken with another make
of camera.
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5
To
Press
Description
Stretch top
of image
Press multi selector up to
stretch top of image horizontally, reducing distortion
in pictures taken from a low
angle.
Stretch
bottom of
image
Press multi selector down to
stretch bottom of image
horizontally, reducing distortion in pictures taken from
a high angle.
6
7
Save transformed image and
return to playback mode with original image displayed. Note that
about forty seconds may be required
for creation of transformed image.
To view transformed image, press multi
selector down. Transformed image will
have same image size, quality, and time
and date of creation as original.
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Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Transform image as described below,
Guides offer visual confirmation of apparent change in perspective.
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Once created, transformed images are independent of the original: deleting
the transformed image has no effect on the original, deleting the original no
effect on the transformed image. Transformed images are stored on the
memory card as independent files with names of the form “TSCNnnnn,” where
“nnnn” is a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera. The
print and protect attributes of the original will not be reflected in the transformed image and must be set separately.
Choosing a Size for Small Pictures: Small Pic.
This option controls the size of pictures created
with the small picture option ( 75). Choose from
640 × 480, 320 × 240, 160 × 120, and 96 × 72.
Perspective Control
Stretching the image produces a slightly “grainy,” uneven appearance, an
effect which increases the more the image is stretched.
The transformed image is the same size as the original. Any portions of the
image that do not fit in the original dimensions will be cropped.
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Safeguarding Valuable Pictures: Protect
1
2
Highlight picture
3
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Selecting Protect from the playback menu displays
the menu shown at right, where you can select
pictures to protect from accidental deletion. Protected files can not be deleted using the (
)
button or the options in the Delete menu. Note,
however, that protected pictures will be deleted
when a memory card is formatted.
Press multi selector up or down to select picture. Selected pictures are
marked by
icon. Repeat steps 1
and 2 to select additional pictures. To
deselect picture, highlight and press
multi selector up or down.
Press center of multi selector to complete
operation. To exit without changing protected status of pictures, press MENU button.
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Hiding Pictures During Playback: Hide Image
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
When creating a slide show or showing photographs to an audience, you may want to use the
Hide Image option to hide some of the pictures
in the current folder. Hidden pictures are only visible in the Hide Image menu. They can not be
deleted using the (
) button or the options
in the Delete menu.
1
2
Highlight picture
3
Press multi selector up or down to select picture. Selected pictures are
marked by
icon. Repeat steps 1 and
2 to select additional pictures. To deselect picture, highlight and press multi
selector up or down.
Press center of multi selector to complete
operation. To exit without changing hidden status of pictures, press MENU button.
“All images are hidden”
If all the pictures in the folder currently selected for playback are hidden, the
message “All images are hidden” will be displayed in full-screen playback.
No pictures can be played back until another folder has been selected or Hide
Image is used to reveal some of the pictures in the current folder.
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Ordering Prints: Print Set
1
2
Highlight picture
Press multi selector up to select
picture. Selected pictures are
marked by
icon.
Cancelling the Print Order
To cancel the current print order when it is no longer needed, select Print Set
from the Delete sub-menu ( 133). Note that this will also remove transfer
marking from all images.
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Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Selecting Print Set from the playback menu displays the menu shown at right. Here you can
specify photographs to be printed, the number of
prints, and the information to be included on each
print. This information is stored on the memory
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.
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
3
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.
4
Press center of multi selector to complete
operation and display menu of print options. To highlight option, press multi selector up or down.
• To print date of recording on all selected
pictures, highlight Date and press center
of multi selector. On will appear next to
item.
• To print shutter speed and aperture on
all selected pictures, highlight Info and
press center of multi selector. On will appear next to item.
• To turn selected item off, highlight and
press center of multi selector.
• To complete print order and return to
playback, highlight Done and center of
multi selector. To exit without altering
print order, press MENU button.
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Selecting Images for Transfer: Auto Transfer
Option
Description
Selected
Photos
Select pictures for transfer from a
list of thumbnails.
All Photos Select all pictures for transfer.
Selecting Pictures for Transfer: Selected Photos
Choosing Selected Photos displays the pictures on the memory card as small
thumbnail images. To choose the pictures for transfer to a computer:
1
2
Highlight picture
3
Press multi selector up or down to select picture. Selected images are
marked by
icon. Repeat steps 1
and 2 to select additional pictures. To
deselect image, highlight and press
multi selector up or down.
Press center of multi selector to complete
operation. To exit without changing transfer status of pictures, press MENU button.
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Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
When transferring images to a computer using
Nikon View 5, you can choose to transfer only
pictures that have been selected for transfer using the Auto Transfer option ( 36).
Selecting All Pictures for Transfer: All Photos
Menu Guide—The Playback Menu
Selecting All Photos displays the confirmation
dialog shown at right.
Option
Description
No
Exit without changing transfer status
of pictures.
Yes
Select all pictures on the memory
card for transfer to a computer.
@I
Marking All Images for Transfer
While the All Photos option can be used to select all pictures on the memory
card for transfer to a computer, note that no more than 999 pictures can be
marked for transfer ( 147). If the memory card contains more pictures,
Nikon View 5 can be used to transfer all pictures on the memory card. See
the Nikon View 5 Reference Manual (on CD) for details.
Marking Pictures for Transfer with Other Cameras
Pictures selected for transfer with another model of Nikon digital camera can
not be transferred when the memory card is inserted in the COOLPIX4500.
Use the COOLPIX4500 to reselect the images.
Removing Transfer Marking from All Images
To remove transfer marking from all pictures on the memory card, select Transfer from the Delete menu ( 133).
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Technical
Notes
Camera Care, Options, and Resources
This chapter provides a list of optional accessories
available for the COOLPIX4500, tips on cleaning
and storing your camera, information on where to
get help on line, troubleshooting advice, and camera specifications.
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Optional Accessories
Technical Notes
At the time of writing, the following options were available for the COOLPIX
4500. Contact your retailer or local Nikon representative for details.
Rechargeable battery EN-EL1 Li-ion batteries
AC adapters/ • EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger
battery chargers • EH-53 AC adapter
• MH-53 battery charger
• MH-53C battery charger (plugs into vehicle cigarette-lighter socket)
Carrying case CS-CP10 soft case
CompactFlash™ memory
EC-AD1 PC-card adapter
card adapters
Lens adapter ring UR-E7 lens adapter ring for WC-E68
Converter lenses • FC-E8 fisheye converter (0.21 ×)
and lens adapters • WC-E63 wide-angle converter (0.63 ×)
• WC-E68 wide-angle converter (0.68 ×)
(requires UR-E7 lens adapter ring)
• TC-E2 telephoto converter (2 ×)
TC-E3ED telephoto converter (3 ×)
Wired remote cable •MC-EU1
remote cord
• ES-E28 slide copy adapter
Monitor hood HL-CP10 LCD hood
Flash brackets and adapters
• SK-E900 multi-flash bracket unit
(required for optional
• AS-E900 multi-flash adapter
Speedlights)
Macro light MACRO COOL-LIGHT SL-1
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Approved Memory Cards
SanDisk
Lexar
Media
IBM
SDCFB series 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, 96 MB, 128 MB
4× USB series 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, 80 MB
8× USB series 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 48 MB, 64 MB, 80 MB
10× USB series
128 MB, 160 MB
Microdrive
DSCM-10512 (512 MB), DSCM-11000 (1 GB)
Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of memory card. For more
details on the above cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Technical Notes
In addition to the memory card included with your camera and the Nikon ECCF series of memory cards, the following memory cards have been tested and
approved for use in the COOLPIX4500:
Caring for the Camera and Battery
Technical Notes
To ensure continued enjoyment of your Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device:
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.
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or vibration.
Handle all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, to the monitor, or to the battery, card, or
connector covers. These parts are especially susceptible to damage.
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 carrying case or a plastic
bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source
Do not unplug the product or remove the battery while the product is on,
or while images are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power to
the product in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage
to product memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental
interruption of power, avoid carrying the product from one location to
another while the AC adapter is connected.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates
strong electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges
or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such as radio transmitters
could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
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Storage
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.
Tips and Tricks for Handling Batteries
Some tips to ensure that your camera is always ready to shoot:
• When you turn the camera on, check the battery-level displayed in the monitor
to determine whether the battery needs to be replaced. A warning will be
displayed when the battery needs to be replaced.
• Ready a spare battery and keep it fully charged when taking photographs 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 photographs outside in cold weather. Keep
a spare battery in a warm place and exchange the two as necessary. Once
warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Should the battery terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry
cloth before use.
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Technical Notes
When the camera will not be used for an extended period, return the lens
section to its original position and remove the battery and store it in a cool,
dry place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. For long-term storage, place the camera in a plastic bag containing a desiccant (note that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be replaced at regular intervals). Do not store your camera
with naphtha or camphor moth balls or 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 (for example, near a space
heater or in a closed vehicle on a hot day) or below –10 °C (14 °F)
• are subject to humidities of over 60%
Cleaning
Technical Notes
Lens
One key to cleaning the lens is to not touch it 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 with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts in the center of the lens
and works out to the edges.
Monitor
Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or malfunction. Dust or lint adhering 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.
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 dry thoroughly.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Avoid Contact with Liquid Crystal
Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the monitor touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
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 monitors and does not indicate
a malfunction. Images recorded with the product will not be affected.
When you frame bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward
either end may appear in the monitor. This phenomenon, known as “smear,”
does not appear in the final photograph and does not indicate a malfunction.
Some smearing may appear in movies.
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Web Resources
For Product Information and Tips
• For users in the USA: 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/
For Contact Information
Contact information for the Nikon representative in your area may be found at:
http://www.nikon-image.com/eng/
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 information on solving
the problems listed here.
Problem
Possible cause
• Power-on lamp is not lit:camera is off ( 18), camera has
powered off automatically ( 124), battery is not inserted
or battery-chamber cover is not closed ( 10), battery is exhausted ( 19), or AC adapter (available separately) is not
properly connected ( 11).
Monitor is blank
• Monitor is off. Press
button.
• Camera is connected to television or VCR.
• USB cable is connected
• Optional MC-EU1 remote cord is connected and data are being transferred
Camera turns • Battery is low.
off immediately • Battery is cold.
No indicators
appear in
monitor
• Indicators are hidden. Press
displayed.
• Slide show is in progress.
23
40
36
150
19
152
button until indicators are 23
122
155
Technical Notes
At the time of writing, the following on-line resources were available for users
of Nikon digital imaging equipment:
Problem
Possible cause
Technical Notes
• Ambient lighting is too bright: use viewfinder or move to a 150
Monitor is hard
darker location or use optional HL-CP10 LCD hood.
to read
• Monitor is dirty.
154
123
• Display options require adjustment.
Can not change
• Lens rotation is limited by swivel limit switch.
lens angle
• Battery is exhausted.
• Message “Out of memory” displayed: not enough memory
No photo is
remaining.
taken when
• Flash-ready lamp flickers: flash is charging.
shutter-release
• Message “Card is not formatted” displayed: memory card is
button is fully
not formatted for use in COOLPIX4500.
pressed
• Message “No card present” displayed: no memory card in
camera.
Picture is in
monitor is
upside down
21
19
19
24
158
13
Lens section rotated to point in same direction as monitor at
49,
setting of Ultra HS, Movie, Panorama Assist, or Multiple
68
Exposure (image will also be inverted during playback).
Can not adjust • Fisheye1 or Fisheye2 is selected for Lens option in shoot106
zoom
ing menu.
• Flash is off.
Photos are too
• Flash window is blocked.
dark (underex• Subject is outside range of flash.
posed)
• Exposure compensation is too low.
64
21
162
69
Photos are too
bright (overex- • Exposure compensation is too high.
posed)
69
• Subject was not in focus area when shutter-release button 110
Photos are out
was pressed halfway.
24
of focus
• Autofocus lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
• Manual focus distance does not match distance to subject. 161
Photos are
blurred
156
Camera shook during shot: increase shutter speed. If shutter 53
speed can not be increased without underexposure, use the
70), or seflash ( 61), raise sensitivity (ISO equivalency;
lect a larger aperture ( 54). To minimize blur at low shutter
speeds, use the Best-Shot Selector (BSS;
98), use the selftimer ( 58), or use a tripod.
Problem
Possible cause
Flash does not
fire
Colors are
unnatural
21
• Built-in Speedlight is stowed.
• Flash is off. Note that built-in Speedlight turns off automatically when:Landscape, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, or Panorama Assist is selected in scene mode
( 44); focus is set to
(infinity; 57); a setting other than
Single is selected for Continuous ( 96); the Best-Shot
Selector (BSS) is on ( 98); a setting other than Normal is
selected for Lens ( 106); AE Lock is on ( 108);or Speedlight Cntrl is set to Internal Off ( 115).
19
• Battery level is low.
• White balance does not match light source.
• Saturation control is too low or too high.
92
100
Image can not • Image has been overwritten or renamed by a computer or —
be played back
other make of camera.
Cannot zoom in • Picture is a movie, small picture, or was created at Ultra HS. 74
Can not create • Camera is in quick review
small picture • Picture recorded at image quality of HI
• Picture recorded at Continuous setting of Ultra HS or Movie
Perspective • Picture is a small picture
Control option • Attempt to perform persective control on picture created usis not available
ing Perspective Control
29
102
96
75
140
TV does not
• Video cable not correctly connected.
mirror image in • Television not tuned to video channel.
monitor
• Video Mode setting does not match video device.
40
40
130
Nikon View 5
does not start
when camera
connected or
memory card
inserted
• Camera is off, AC adapter (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.
• PTP selected for USB option in setup menu (Windows 2000
Professional, Windows Me, Windows 98SE, Mac OS 9)
See Nikon View 5 Reference Manual for more information.
—
34
35
132
157
Technical Notes
Randomly• Sensitivity raised above 100.
70
spaced bright • Shutter speed too slow. If making a long time-exposure of 118
1
pixels (“noise”)
/4 s or longer, turn noise reduction on. To increase shutter
appear in image speed, use the flash.
Error Messages
Technical Notes
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear
in the monitor and how to deal with them.
Display
Problem
Solution
Clock calendar not set.
Set clock calendar to current
date and time.
15
Warning ! !
Battery exhausted
Battery exhausted.
Turn camera off and replace
battery.
19
Speedlight is in the
closed position
Remove obstruction from
Built-in Speedlight obstructSpeedlight and press shuttered by finger or other object.
release button halfway.
21
Camera turned off or
but- Message clears from display
WARNING ! !
Please wait for camera ton pressed while pictures are automatically when recording is complete.
to finish recording being saved.
—
Turn camera off and confirm
Camera can not detect memthat memory card is correctory card.
ly inserted.
12
(Flashes)
No card present
This card
cannot be used
WARNING ! !
This CF card
cannot be read
Card is not
formatted
Format
No
Out of memory
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• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors are
Error accessing memory card. clean. If card is damaged,
contact retailer or Nikon
representative.
12
—
Press multi selector up to
Memory card has not been highlight Format and press
f o r m a t t e d f o r u s e i n to right to format card, or 128
COOLPIX4500.
turn camera off and replace
card.
• Insufficient memory to
record pictures at current
settings
• Insufficient memory to
record changes to print order or transfer marking
• Reduce quality or size.
• Delete photographs.
• Insert new memory card.
• Cancel print order or remove transfer marking
101
133
12
145
147
Display
Card contains
no images
Solution
• Error encountered while • Reformat memory card or 128
saving photo.
insert new memory card.
• Memory card not formatted for use in camera.
• Camera has run out of fold- • Insert new memory card or 19,
er or file numbers
delete pictures.
29
Card contains no images.
Press shutter-release button
button once to return
or
to shooting mode.
18
All images
are hidden
• Select another folder
136
All images in current folder
• Change hidden status of 144
are hidden.
images
File contains
no image data
File created by computer or Delete file or reformat mem- 133
different make of camera. ory card.
128
Cannot delete file
• Attempt to delete protect- • Remove protection from 143
ed picture.
picture
• Attempt to delete picture • Format memory card
128
created by computer or another make of camera.
The folder
cannot be
deleted
Folder contains pictures that Folder can only be deleted if
143
are protected, hidden, or not all pictures in folder are nei144
created with COOLPIX4500. ther hidden nor protected.
System error
Turn camera off, unplug optional AC adapter (if using)
Error has occurred in camera’s or remove and re-insert batinternal circuitry.
tery, and turn camera on. If
error persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative.
18
159
Technical Notes
Image cannot
be saved
Problem
A Note on Electronically-Controlled Cameras
Technical Notes
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, or, if you are using an AC adapter
(available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter and turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or
Nikon representative. Note that disconnecting the power source as described
above may result in loss of any data not recorded to the memory card at the
time the problem occurred. Data already recorded to the memory card will
not be affected.
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Specifications
E4500 digital camera
Effective pixels
4.0 million
CCD
1
Image size (pixels)
Lens
Technical Notes
Type
/1.8˝ high-density CCD; total pixels: 4.13 million
• 2272 × 1704
• 1600 × 1200
• 1280 × 960
• 1024 × 768
• 640 × 480
• 2560 × 1520 (3 : 2)
4 × Zoom Nikkor
Focal length
F = 7.85 – 32 mm (35-mm [135] camera format equivalent: 38 – 155 mm)
f/-number
f/2.6 – f/5.1
Construction
Ten elements in eight groups
Digital zoom
4.0 ×
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect through-the-lens (TTL) AF
Focus range (measured 30 cm/1´1˝ – ∞ (50 cm/1´8˝ at widest zoom position); apfrom lens)
proximately 2 cm/0.8˝ (middle zoom position) – ∞ in
macro and manual focus modes
Focus-area selection
Viewfinder
Five-area multi AF and spot AF available
Real-image zoom viewfinder with LED indication
Magnification
0.34 – 1.27 ×
Frame coverage
Approximately 80%
Diopter adjustment
–2 – +2 m–1
Monitor
Frame coverage
1.5˝, 110,000-dot, low temperature polysilicon TFT LCD
with brightness adjustment
Approximately 97% vertical and 97% horizontal
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Storage
Technical Notes
Media
Type I and II CompactFlash™ (CF) cards and Microdrives
File system
Compliant with Design rule for Camera File systems
(DCF), Exif 2.2, and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
File formats
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant (FINE-, NORMAL-,
and BASIC-quality images)
Uncompressed: TIFF-RGB (HI-quality images)
Movies: QuickTime
Exposure
Metering
Four mode through-the-lens (TTL) metering:
• 256-segment matrix
• Spot
• Center-weighted
• AF spot
Exposure control
Programmed auto with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure compensation (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV), autoexposure bracketing
Range
(ISO 100 equivalent)
W: –2.2 – +17.0 EV
T: –0.3 – +18.1 EV
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1 – 1/2300 s (programmed auto, scene); 8 – 1/2000 s (shutter-priority auto); 8 – 1/2300 s (aperture-priority auto); Bulb
(up to 5 min.) and 8 – 1/2000 s (manual exposure mode)
Seven-blade iris diaphragm
Ten settings in steps of 1/3 EV
Sensitivity
ISO equivalent approximately 100, 200, 400, 800, or
Auto
Self-timer
Ten- or three-second duration
Built-in Speedlight
Equipped with automatic pop-up
Range
W: 0.5 – 1.6 m (1´8˝ – 5´3˝)
T: 0.5 – 3 m (1´8˝ – 9´10˝)
Sync method
Automatic sync control
162
Sync terminal
Connects to SK-E900 multi-flash bracket unit
Nikon SB-series 80DX, 30, 28DX, 28, 26, 25, 24, 22, and
22s
Interface
USB
Video output
User can choose from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminals
• DC input
• Audio/video (A / V ) output
• Data output (USB)
Power sources
• Rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery (supplied) or six-volt 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery (available separately)
• EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger (available separately)
• EH-53 AC adapter (available separately)
Battery life (EN-EL1)
Approximately 100 minutes (as measured at room temperature [20 °C/68 °F] under standard Nikon test conditions: monitor on, zoom adjusted with each shot, flash
used in approximately one third of photographs, image
quality set to NORMAL, image size 2272 × 1704)
Tripod socket
1
Dimensions (W × H × D)
130 × 73 × 50 mm (5.1˝ × 2.9˝ × 2.0˝)
Weight
Approximately 360 g (12.8 oz) without battery and
memory card
/4˝ (ISO 1222)
Operating Environment
Temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
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Technical Notes
Compatible Speedlights
System requirements (Nikon View 5): Windows
Technical Notes
OS
Pre-installed versions of Windows XP Home Edition, Windows
XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Models
Only models with built-in USB ports supported
CPU
300 MHz Pentium or better
RAM
64 MB or more recommended
Hard-disk space
25 MB required for installation, with additional free disk space
of 10 MB plus double the capacity of camera memory card available on system disk when Nikon View 5 is running.
Video resolution
800 × 600 or better with High Color (True Color recommended)
Miscellaneous
CD-ROM drive required for installation
System requirements (Nikon View 5): Macintosh
OS
Mac OS 9.0, Mac OS 9.1, Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS X (10.1.2 or later)
Models
iMac, iMac DV, Power Mac G3 (Blue & White), Power Mac G4
or later, iBook, PowerBook G3 or later; only models with builtin USB ports supported
RAM
64 MB or more recommended
Hard-disk space
25 MB required for installation, with additional free disk space
of 10 MB plus double the capacity of camera memory card available on start-up disk when Nikon View 5 is running.
Video resolution
800 × 600 or better with thousands of colors (millions of colors
recommended)
Miscellaneous
CD-ROM drive required for installation
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Index
Symbols
A
A. See exposure mode, aperture-priority auto
Accessories. See optional accessories
AE. See autoexposure
AE-L. See AE Lock
AE-L, AF-L, 60,124
AE Lock, 60,108
AF. See autofocus
AF Area Mode, 110
Aperture, 54. See also exposure
mode
Audio. See movies; voice memo
Audio/Visual. See television
playback
. See shooting mode, auto
AUTO. See flash mode; sensitivity
Auto Bracketing, 116-117
Autoexposure
bracketing, 117
lock, 108. See also AE Lock
Autofocus, 111
continuous, 111
single, 111
Autofocus lamp. See lamp,
green
Auto-Focus Mode, 111
Auto Off, 125
Auto Transfer, 147–148
A/V OUT. See television playback
B
Backlight, 48
BASIC, 102
Battery, 10-11
storing, 153
Beach/Snow, 46
Best Shot Selector, 98
BKT. See Auto Bracketing
Black-and-white, 100
Brightness, 99,121
Brightness
of monitor. See Brightness
of photographs. See Image
Adjustment
BSS. See Best Shot Selector
BULB. See long time-exposure
C
Camera strap, 9
CF card. See memory card
CF Card Format, 128
Clock-calendar, 15
Close ups. See Close Up; focus
mode, macro close-up
Color
in photographs. See Saturation Control; white balance
Command dial, 4
CompactFlash ™ card. See
memory card
Compression. See image quality
Computer. See Nikon View 5;
transfer
Continuous, 96-97
Contrast. See Image Adjustment
Controls, 123
Copy, 48
Copying images. See transfer
D
Date, 15-16
Dawn/Dusk, 49
DCF, 160
Delete, 133-135
Deleting images
from playback menu, 133135
in full-frame playback, 29
in quick review, 29
Design rule for Camera File systems. See DCF
Digital Print Order Format. See
DPOF
Digital Tele, 112
Diopter adjustment, 8
Disable Delete, 131
Display Mode, 122
DPOF, 145
E
Error messages, 158-159
Exp. +/–, 109
Exposure compensation,
69,109
Exposure count display, 53
165
Index
1 , 2 , 3 , 104
100, 200, 400, 800, 70
(delete) button, 29,30,71,78
(exposure compensation)
button, 69
(flash mode) button, 65
(focus mode) button, 57
(monitor) button, 23
(playback) button, 27
button, 30
button, 62
, 18
, 16
, ,
, 57
,
,
, , 64
, 69
,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
, ,
,
,
,
,
, 44-48
,
,
, , , , 92
,
,
,
, 95
,
,
,
,
,
96
, ,
,
, 99
,
,100
,
,
,
, 105
,
,
,
,
,
,
, 106
, 78
, 145
, 143
, 147
, 144
Index
Exposure information. See
photo information
Exposure metering. See Metering
Exposure mode, 42-56
aperture-priority auto, 54
manual, 55-56
programmed auto, 52
flexible program, 52
shutter-priority auto, 53
Exposure Options, 109
F
Files. See image files
FINE, 102
Fireworks Show, 47
Fixed Aperture, 113
Flash, built-in, 21,65
Flash, optional, 150
Flash mode, 64-71
Flash-ready lamp. See lamp, red
Flexible program. See exposure
mode, programmed auto
Focus. See autofocus; focus
area; focus lock; focus
mode; manual focus
Focus area, 111
Focus Confirmation, 111
Focus information. See Focus
Confirmation; photo information
Focus lock, 60. See also AE-L/
AF-L
Focus mode, 57–61
autofocus. See autofocus
infinity, 57. See also manual
focus
macro close-up, 57. See also
manual focus
manual. See manual focus
Focus Options, 110
Folders , 136-137
166
Folders, 137
Panorama Assist, 49
Ultra HS, 96
Formatting. See memory card
FUNC, 123
FUNC button, 8
H
HI, 102
Hide Image, 144
Highlights. See photo information
Histogram. See photo information
I
Image Adjustment, 99
Image files, 79
file name and type, 79
Image Quality, 102
Image Sharpening, 105
Image size, 103
and print size, 103
Image Size, 103
Infinity. See focus mode;
manual focus
info.txt, 129
Information. See photo information
ISO. See sensitivity
J
JPG. See image files
JPEG. See image quality
L
Lamp, green, 7,24
Lamp, red, 7,24
Landscape, 46
Language, 14,130
Lens, 9,154
Lens cap, 9
Lens, converter, 106-107
Long time-exposure, 56
M
M. See exposure mode, manual
Macro close-up. See focus
mode
Manual focus, 61
Memory card, 12-13
approved cards, 151
capacity of, 19
formatting, 128
insertion and removal of, 1213
reading images from, 27
MENU button, 44,88
Menus, 81–148
Metering, 95
MF button, 5,61
Microdrive®. See memory card
Microphone, built-in,4,78
MODE button, 4,43
Monitor, 5,6-7
brightness, 122
indicators, 6-7
framing photographs in, 22
turning on and off, 23
Monitor Options, 122
Monochrome. See black-andwhite; sepia
MOV. See image files; movies
Movies, 68,77
playing back, 77
recording, 68
Multiple Exposure, 48
Multi selector, 5,8
Museum, 47
N
Night Landscape, 46
Night Portrait, 46
Nikon View 5, 32-39
system requirements for, 164
Noise, 49
Noise Reduction, 118
NORMAL, 101-102
NR. See NOISE REDUCTION
NTSC. See Video Mode
O
P
P. See exposure mode, programmed auto.
PAL, 40,130. See also Video
Mode
Panorama Assist, 49
Panoramas 50-51
Party/Indoor, 46
Perspective Control, 140-142
Photocell, 5
Photo information, 79,129. See
also info.txt
Playback, 73-79. See also quick
review
movie, 77
thumbnail, 30
zoom, 74
PLAYBACK menu, 133-148
Portrait, 45
power-on lamp, 18, 26
Power switch, 4
Print Set, 145-146
Programmed auto exposure.
See exposure mode
Protect, 143
Q
Quality. See image quality
Quick review, 28
QuickTime. See movies
QVGA. See Continuous
R
Red-eye reduction. See flash
mode
Reset All, 119-120
S
S. See exposure mode, shutterpriority auto
Saturation Control, 100
Self-portrait. See monitor; selftimer
Self-timer, 58
Self-timer lamp, 58
Sensitivity, 70
Sepia, 100
Seq. Numbers, 126
SET-UP menu, 121-132
SHOOTING menu, 91-120
Shooting mode, 42-56
Auto, 22
P, S, A, M, 52-56
Scene, 44-49
Shot Confirmation, 129
Shutter-release button, 4,24
Shutter release delay. See selftimer
Shutter Sound, 127
Shutter speed, 53. See also exposure mode
Size. See image size
Slide-copy adapter, 106-107
Slide Show, 138-39
Small Pic., 75-76,142
SMALL PIC. button, 4,75
Small picture, 75
Speaker, built-in, 4, 77, 78
Specifications, 161-164
Speedlight. See flash
Speedlight Cntrl, 115
Speedlight Opt., 114-115
Sports, 49
Strap. See camera strap
Sunset, 46
Sync terminal. See flash, optional
Swivel limit switch, 21
Time exposure. See long timeexposure
Transfer, 147
marking images for, 147
Troubleshooting, 154–156
U
Ultra HS. See Continuous;
folders
USB, 131-132. See also transfer
User Setting, 104
V
Variable Power, 114
VCR. See television playback
Video Mode, 40,130
Voice memo, 78
W
W. See zoom, indicator
. See zoom, button
WB-BKT. See white balance,
bracketing
Web resources, 154
White balance, 92-94
bracketing, 117
fine tuning, 93
preset, 94
Wide angle. See LENS; zoom
Z
Zoom
button, 4,30,62,74
digital, 63
indicator, 22,62-63
Zoom Options, 112-113
T
T. See zoom, indicator
. See zoom, button
Telephoto. See Lens; zoom
Television playback, 40
Thumbnail display, 30
TIF. See image files
TIFF. See image quality
Time and date. See Date
167
Index
On/off. See Auto Off; power
switch
Optional accessories, 150
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