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User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
G
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto
Mode
A
Auto Mode
C
Shooting Suited for the Scene
c
More on Playback
D
Movies
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
d
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Technical Notes
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed
in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the Event of
Malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
camera or AC adapter, unplug the AC
adapter and remove the batteries
immediately, taking care to avoid
burns. Continued operation could
result in injury. After removing or
disconnecting the power source, take
the equipment to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection.
Do not Disassemble
Touching the product’s internal parts
could result in injury. Repairs should be
performed only by qualified
technicians. Should the camera break
open as the result of a fall or other
accident, take the product to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection after unplugging the
product and/or removing the
batteries.
ii
Do not use the Camera or AC
Adapter in the Presence of
Flammable Gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the Camera Strap with
Care
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
Keep out of Reach of Children
Particular care should be taken to
prevent infants from putting the
batteries or other small parts into their
mouths.
For Your Safety
Observe caution when
handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling
batteries for use in this product:
• Before replacing the batteries, turn
the product off. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only the batteries approved for
use in this product (A 12). Do not
combine old and new batteries or
batteries of different makes or types.
• If Nikon rechargeable EN-MH1 NiMH
batteries are purchased separately,
charge and use each of them as a
set. Do not combine batteries from
different pairs.
• Insert batteries in the correct
orientation.
• Do not short or disassemble
batteries or attempt to remove or
break battery insulation or casing.
• Do not expose batteries to flame or
to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Do not transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the batteries when no charge
remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should
you notice any change in the
batteries, such as discoloration or
deformation.
• If liquid from damaged batteries
comes in contact with clothing or
skin, rinse immediately with plenty
of water.
•
•
•
•
•
Observe the following
precautions when handling
the Battery Charger MH-71
(available separately)
Keep Dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
Do not handle the power cable or
go near the battery charger during
lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the power cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flame. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in electric shock.
iii
For Your Safety
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input
and output jacks, use only the cables
provided or sold by Nikon for the
purpose, to maintain compliance with
product regulations.
Handle moving parts with
care
Be careful that your fingers or other
objects are not pinched by the lens
cover or other moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs supplied with this
device should not be played back on
audio CD equipment. Playing CDROMs on an audio CD player could
cause hearing loss or damage the
equipment.
Observe caution when using
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
one meter (39 in.) from the subject.
iv
Do not operate the flash with
the flash window touching a
person or object
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in burns or fire.
Avoid contact with liquid
crystal
Should the monitor break, care should
be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent liquid
crystal from the monitor touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
Notices
Notice for customers in the U.S.A.
CAUTIONS
FCC RF Interference Statement
This equipment was tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television
technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or
modifications made to this device that
are not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product will expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of
California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road Melville,
New York 11747-3064 USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
COOLPIX L18/L16
v
Notices
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numéique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Symbol for Separate Collection
in European Countries
This symbol indicates that
this product is to be
collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety ......................................................................................................................................ii
WARNINGS................................................................................................................................................ ii
Notices......................................................................................................................................................v
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1
About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1
Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2
Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4
The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4
The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................6
Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 8
The Shooting Mode Button .............................................................................................................................8
The c (Playback) Button..................................................................................................................................8
The Multi Selector...................................................................................................................................................9
The d Button....................................................................................................................................................10
Help Displays..........................................................................................................................................................11
Attaching the Camera Strap .........................................................................................................................11
Shutter-release Button .....................................................................................................................................11
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Insert the Batteries...............................................................................................................................12
Supported Batteries ...........................................................................................................................................12
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................12
Setting Display Language, Date and Time .................................................................................14
Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................16
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................17
G Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode ....................................................... 18
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select G (Easy Auto) Mode .............................................18
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................20
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................22
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures ..........................................................................................24
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................26
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................26
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................28
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................29
Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................................................30
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Table of Contents
A Auto Mode..................................................................................................................................... 31
Shooting in the Auto Mode..............................................................................................................31
C Shooting Suited for the Scene................................................................................................ 32
Shooting in the Scene Mode ...........................................................................................................32
Setting the Scene Mode..................................................................................................................................32
Features .....................................................................................................................................................................33
c More on Playback....................................................................................................................... 40
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ......................................................................40
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................41
Editing Pictures.....................................................................................................................................42
Enhancing Brightness and Contrast: D-Lighting..............................................................................43
Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop .................................................................................................................44
g Resizing Pictures: Small Picture ...........................................................................................................45
D Movies ............................................................................................................................................. 46
Recording Movies ................................................................................................................................46
The Movie Menu...................................................................................................................................47
Selecting Movie Options.................................................................................................................................47
Movie Playback .....................................................................................................................................48
Deleting Movie Files...........................................................................................................................................48
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Table of Contents
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ............................................................ 49
Connecting to a TV..............................................................................................................................49
Connecting to a Computer...............................................................................................................50
Before Connecting the Camera..................................................................................................................50
Transferring Pictures from the Camera to a Computer ...............................................................51
Connecting to a Printer......................................................................................................................54
Connecting the Camera and Printer........................................................................................................55
Printing Pictures One at a Time ..................................................................................................................56
Printing Multiple Pictures ...............................................................................................................................57
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set.........................................................................................60
d Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus ............................................................................. 62
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu .......................................................................................62
Displaying the Shooting Menu...................................................................................................................62
A Image Mode ....................................................................................................................................................63
B White Balance.................................................................................................................................................65
C Continuous ......................................................................................................................................................67
F Color Options..................................................................................................................................................68
Restrictions on Camera Settings ................................................................................................................69
Playback Options: The Playback Menu ........................................................................................70
Displaying the Playback Menu....................................................................................................................70
b Slide Show........................................................................................................................................................72
c Delete ...................................................................................................................................................................73
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Table of Contents
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu..........................................................................................74
Displaying the Setup Menu...........................................................................................................................75
a Menus ..................................................................................................................................................................76
c Welcome Screen...........................................................................................................................................76
d Date.......................................................................................................................................................................77
e Monitor Settings ..........................................................................................................................................80
f Date Imprint.....................................................................................................................................................81
U Anti-shake AE..................................................................................................................................................82
h AF Assist ............................................................................................................................................................83
i Sound Settings ..............................................................................................................................................83
k Auto Off ..............................................................................................................................................................84
l Format Memory/m Format Card ......................................................................................................85
n Language ...........................................................................................................................................................86
o Video mode......................................................................................................................................................86
p Reset All ..............................................................................................................................................................87
s Battery type......................................................................................................................................................89
d Protect ...............................................................................................................................................................89
h Copy .....................................................................................................................................................................89
r Firmware Version .........................................................................................................................................90
Technical Notes.................................................................................................................................. 91
Optional Accessories ..........................................................................................................................91
Approved Memory Cards ...............................................................................................................................91
Image File and Folder Names..........................................................................................................92
Caring for the Camera ........................................................................................................................93
Cleaning ....................................................................................................................................................................95
Storage .......................................................................................................................................................................95
Error Messages......................................................................................................................................96
Troubleshooting...................................................................................................................................99
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 104
Supported Standards ...................................................................................................................... 107
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 108
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Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 digital camera.
This manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital
camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who
use the product will read it.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
B
This icon marks cautions,
information that should be read
before use to prevent damage to
the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
C
This icon marks notes, information
that should be read before using
the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available elsewhere
in this manual or in the Quick Start
Guide.
Notations
• A Secure Digital (SD) memory card is referred to as a “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed in the computer monitor appear in bold.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so
that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
• Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual
display.
• Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual are for COOLPIX L18.
Product Names
In this manual, the product names “COOLPIX L18” and “COOLPIX L16” may
sometimes be abbreviated as “L18” and “L16”.
C
Memory Cards
Pictures taken with this camera can be stored in the camera’s internal memory or on removable
memory cards. If a memory card is inserted, all new pictures will be stored on the memory card and
delete, playback and format operations will apply only to the pictures on the memory card. The
memory card must be removed before the internal memory can be formatted or used to store,
delete or view pictures.
1
Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the URL below for
contact information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries and AC
adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and
proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on
a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
About the Manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the
Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
2
Information and Precautions
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Introduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means
of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.” The copying or reproduction
of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless
the prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused
postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited. The copying or
reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is
prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies
and private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies and photographs is governed by national and
international copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to
infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or builtin camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes
be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially
resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the welcome screen (A 76). Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage to
property when physically destroying data storage devices.
3
Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
COOLPIX L18 is taken for this manual to explain the operations.
Introduction
1
2 3 4
5
11
Lens cover closed
6
7
12
13
10
4
9
8
1
Shutter-release button..............................22
2
Power-on lamp ..............................................12
3
Power switch...................................................18
4
Built-in flash......................................................26
5
Speaker................................................................48
6
Self-timer lamp.......................................28, 94
AF-assist illuminator............ 23, 33, 83, 94
7
Lens ............................................................93, 104
8
Built-in microphone....................................46
9
Power connector cover for
optional AC adapter....................................91
10 Eyelet for camera strap..............................11
11 Connector cover............................49, 51, 55
12 Cable connector............................49, 51, 55
13 Lens cover .........................................................93
Parts of the Camera
1
2
3
4
5
6
7 8 9 10
Introduction
11
12
13
1
Monitor ..................................................................6
7
d button ..............................10, 47, 62, 70
2
Shooting mode button................................8
8
k (apply selection) button...................... 9
3
c (playback) button....................................8
9
l (delete) button.........................24, 25, 48
4
Flash lamp.........................................................27
10
5
Multi selector......................................................9
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover....................12, 16
6
Zoom buttons ................................................20
f : Zoom out ...........................................20
g : Zoom in...............................................20
h : Thumbnail playback....................40
i : Playback zoom................................41
j : Help .......................................................11
11 Tripod socket
12 SD card slot.......................................................16
13 Battery-chamber............................................12
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Parts of the Camera
The Monitor
Introduction
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback
(actual display varies with current camera settings). They will display only for a few
seconds (A 80).
Shooting
2
1
5
4
6
3
23
7
8
22
9
21
10
20
19
18
+1.0
10
F2.8
17
14 13 12
16
6
1
2
999
1/60
Shooting mode1 ....................18, 31, 32, 46
Macro mode.................................................... 29
Zoom indicator...................................... 20, 29
Focus indicator .............................................. 22
Exposure Lock ................................................ 39
Flash mode....................................................... 26
Battery level indicator................................ 18
Anti-shake AE icon....................................... 82
“Date not set” indicator ............................ 96
9
Time zone indicator.................................... 77
10 Date imprint .................................................... 81
Image mode2 .................................................. 63
11
Movie options ................................................ 47
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
15
11
999 a
9999
59m59s b
9h59m59s
a Number of exposures remaining (still pictures) ....18
b Movie length..............................................46
13 Internal memory indicator......................19
14 Aperture .............................................................22
15 Focus area.................................................20, 22
16 Focus area (Face Priority).................20, 22
17 Shutter speed .................................................22
18 ISO sensitivity ..................................................27
19 Exposure compensation value ............30
20 Self-timer indicator......................................28
21 Color options ..................................................68
22 White balance mode..................................65
23 Continuous shooting mode..................67
Differs according to the current shooting mode. Refer to the sections on each mode for details.
z and y are displayed on L18, and M and d are displayed on L16.
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Parts of the Camera
Introduction
Playback
1
13
12
10
2
3
4
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11
999 999
9
8
7
5
6
999 999 a
9999 9999
59m59s b
9h59m59s
1
Date of recording......................................... 14
7
Internal memory indicator......................19
2
Time of recording......................................... 14
8
Movie playback indicator ........................48
3
Volume indicator.......................................... 48
9
Print-order icon..............................................60
4
Battery level indicator................................ 18
10 Small picture....................................................45
5
Image mode.................................................... 63
Movie options ................................................ 47
11 D-Lighting icon..............................................43
6
a Current frame number/
total number of frames ....................... 24
b Movie length ............................................. 48
12 Protect icon......................................................89
13 File number and type ................................92
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Basic Operations
The Shooting Mode Button
Introduction
• Press the shooting mode button in playback mode
to enter shooting mode.
• Press the shooting mode button in shooting mode
to display the shooting-mode selection menu.
The Shooting-mode Selection Menu
In the shooting-mode selection menu, use the multi selector to select the
shooting mode.
Easy auto mode
G Easy auto mode (A 18)
D Movie (A 46)
C Scene (A 32)
A Auto mode (A 31)
• The shooting-mode selection menu is continuously displayed until you select
the shooting mode and press k to determine the mode, or you press the
shooting mode button again.
• To return to the shooting mode while the shooting-mode selection menu is
displayed, press the shooting mode button again.
The c (Playback) Button
• Press c in shooting mode to enter playback mode.
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Basic Operations
The Multi Selector
This section describes standard uses of the multi selector to select modes, select
menu options and to apply selection.
Introduction
For Shooting
Display m (flash mode) (A 26) menu or move cursor up.
Display n
(self-timer)
(A 28) menu.
Display o
(exposure
compensation)
(A 30) menu.
Apply selection.
Flash mode
Display p (macro mode) (A 29) menu or move cursor
down.
For the Playback Mode
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Display the
previous picture.
Display the next
picture.
4
4
For the Menu Screen
Move cursor up.
Return to the
previous screen.
Move cursor down.
C
Apply selection
(Go to the next
screen).
Go to the next
screen (Apply
selection).
Auto mode
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
Set up
Exit
Notes on the Multi Selector
Multiple operations are available with the multi selector but no detailed operation is described here.
In the manual, the button indicating up, down, left and right of the multi selector is shown as H, I,
J and K.
9
Basic Operations
The d Button
Introduction
Press d to display the menu for the selected mode. Use the multi selector to
navigate the menus (A 9).
To exit the menu display, press d again.
Auto mode
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
Set up
Exit
The selected option
Displayed when the menu
contains two or more pages
Displayed when
there are more
previous menu
items
Set up
Date imprint
Anti-shake AE
AF assist
Sound settings
Auto off
Exit
Displayed when
there are one or
more menu
items to follow Press the multi selector K or
k to proceed to the next
set of options.
10
AF assist
Auto
Off
Exit
Press the multi selector K or
k to apply selection.
Basic Operations
Help Displays
Continuous
Choose single frame, continuous
mode, BSS (camera chooses
sharpest shot in series), or
multi-shot 16.
Exit
Introduction
Press g (j) when M is displayed at the lower right of the menu screen to view a
description of the currently selected menu option.
To return to the original menu, press g (j) again.
Back
Attaching the Camera Strap
Shutter-release Button
The camera features a two-stage shutter-release button. To set focus and
exposure, press the shutter-release button halfway, stopping when you feel
resistance. Focus and exposure lock while the shutter-release button is held in this
position. To release the shutter and take a picture, press the shutter-release button
the rest of the way down. Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release
button, as this may result in camera shake and blurred pictures.
Press the shutterrelease button
halfway to set
focus and
exposure.
Press the shutterrelease button
the rest of the
way down to take
picture.
11
First Steps
Insert the Batteries
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
1
3
• Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries
from falling out.
First Steps
2
2
Insert the batteries.
• Insert the batteries correctly as shown at right.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
2
Supported Batteries
This camera uses the following size AA batteries.
• Two LR6 alkaline batteries (batteries supplied)
• Two FR6/L91 lithium batteries
• Two ZR6 oxyride batteries
• Two Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries (available
separately)
Turning On and Off the Camera
To turn on the camera, press the power switch. The
power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and the
monitor will turn on.
To turn off the camera, press the power switch again.
When the camera turns off, both the power-on lamp
and monitor will turn off.
12
1
Insert the Batteries
B
Replacing Batteries
Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp and the monitor have gone out before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
B
Additional Precautions Regarding Batteries
Batteries with peeling
B
Batteries with insulation that
does not cover the area
around the negative terminal.
First Steps
• Read and follow the warnings and cautions (A iii, 94).
• Do not combine old and new batteries or batteries of different makes or types.
• Batteries with the following defects cannot be used:
Batteries with a flat
negative terminal
Battery Type
To improve battery performance, select the type of battery currently inserted in the camera in the
setup menu. The default setting is the type of battery supplied with purchase. If your camera was
purchased in Europe and alkaline batteries were supplied, change the setting to Alkaline. When
any other type of battery is used, turn the camera on and change the setting (A 89).
C
Alkaline Batteries
Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the manufacturer. Choose a
reliable brand.
C
Alternative Power Resources
To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-65A AC adapter (available
separately) (A 91). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC
adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
D
Power Saving Function in Shooting Mode
If no operations are performed for about five seconds, the monitor will dim to save power. Using any
of the camera controls will reactivate the display. The monitor turns off if no operations are
performed for thirty seconds (default setting). The camera enters standby mode.
After a further three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically (A 84).
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Setting Display Language, Date and Time
A language-selection dialog and date menu are displayed the first time the
camera is turned on.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and
the monitor will turn on.
First Steps
2
Use the multi selector to choose the desired
language and press k.
For information on using the multi selector, see “The Multi
Selector” (A 9).
3
Choose Yes and press k.
If No is selected, the date and time will not be set.
Date
Set time and date?
Proceed to step 8.
No
Yes
4
Press k.
Time zone
The home time zone menu is displayed.
London,Casablanca
Daylight saving
5
Select your home time zone (A 79) and press
k.
Home time zone
The date menu is displayed.
D
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London,Casablanca
Back
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, turn on Daylight saving in the time zone menu in Step 4 and set the date.
1 Before pressing K, press the multi selector I to choose Daylight saving.
2 Press k to enable daylight saving time (w). Pressing k toggles the daylight saving time option on and off.
3 Press the multi selector H, and then press K to proceed to step 5.
Setting Display Language, Date and Time
6
Change the date and time.
Date
• Press H or I to edit the highlighted item.
• Press the multi selector J or K to change the
highlighted item. The highlight moves in the order of
day (D), month (M) and year (Y) or vice versa (the order
of highlight movement may differ in some areas).
D
01
M
Y
01
2008
00
00
7
Choose the order in which the day, month,
and year are displayed and press k or K.
The settings are applied.
First Steps
After editing the minutes, press the multi selector K. The
row for setting the order in which the date is displayed will blink.
Date
D
15
M
Y
05
2008
15
8
Press the shooting mode button to exit the
screen.
The shooting-mode selection menu will be displayed.
9
30
Press this button
in shooting mode
for shooting-mode
selection menu.
When Easy auto mode is displayed, press k.
• The camera enters the shooting mode and you can
take pictures in Easy auto mode (A 18).
• Press the multi selector H or I before k button, to
switch to another shooting mode.
Easy auto mode
See “Shooting in the Auto Mode” (A 31), “Shooting in
the Scene Mode” (A 32), “Recording Movies” (A 46)
for more information.
D
Change the selected date and time
• To change the date and time, select Date from Date (A 77) in the setup menu (A 74) and
perform step 6 & 7 above.
• To change the time zone and the daylight saving settings, select Time zone from Date in the
setup menu (A 77, 78).
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Inserting Memory Cards
Pictures are stored in the camera’s internal memory (21 MB) or on removable
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately) (A 91).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, pictures are automatically stored on the
memory card and pictures recorded to the memory card can be played back,
deleted or transferred. Remove the memory card to store pictures in the internal
memory, or play back, delete or transfer pictures from the internal memory.
First Steps
1
Turn the camera off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
Make sure that the camera is off (the power-on lamp and
the monitor are off) before opening the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries
from falling out.
2
Insert the memory card.
Slide the memory card in correctly until it clicks into
place.
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
B
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards
could damage the camera or the memory card. Make
sure that the memory card is correctly oriented.
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1
3
2
Inserting Memory Cards
Removing Memory Cards
Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off
and confirm that the power-on lamp and the monitor
are off. Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover and press the card in 1 to partially eject the card
2. The card can then be removed by hand.
2
First Steps
B
1
Formatting Memory Cards
If the message at right is displayed, the memory card must be
Card is not formatted.
formatted before use (A 85). Note that formatting permanently
Format card?
deletes all pictures and other data on the memory card. Be sure to
make copies of any pictures you wish to keep before formatting the
No
memory card.
Yes
Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press k. A confirmation
dialog is displayed. To start formatting, choose Format and press k.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until
formatting is complete.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX L18/
COOLPIX L16, be sure to format them (A 85).
B
The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch.
Pictures cannot be recorded or deleted and the memory card
cannot be formatted when this switch is in the “lock” position.
Unlock by sliding the switch to the “write” position.
B
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the
memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:
- Eject the memory card
- Remove the battery
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to humidity, dust, or to corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select G (Easy Auto) Mode
This section describes how to take pictures in G (easy auto) mode, an automatic,
“point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment and
the monitor will turn on. In this step, the lens will also
open.
Proceed to step 4 when U is displayed.
2
Press the shooting mode button.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
The shooting-mode selection menu will be displayed.
3
Press the multi selector H or I to choose G
and press k.
The camera enters G (easy auto) mode.
Easy auto mode
4
Check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery Level
Monitor
NO INDICATOR
B
N
Battery
exhausted.
Description
Batteries fully charged.
Batteries low; prepare to replace
batteries.
Cannot take pictures. Replace
batteries.
7
Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be stored will be displayed.
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the capacity of the memory or
memory card and image mode setting (A 64).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select G (Easy Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in G (Easy Auto) Mode
The information on indicators in the monitor during shooting and playback will
display only for a few seconds (A 80).
Shooting mode
U displayed in easy auto mode.
Internal memory indicator
Pictures will be recorded to internal memory
(21 MB). When memory card is inserted, C is
not displayed and pictures will be recorded
to memory card.
7
Image mode
Display image size and quality set in the image mode menu.
In easy auto mode, settings are fixed as follows:
L18: y Normal (3264×2448)
L16: d Normal (3072×2304)
D
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
Anti-shake AE icon
Reduce the blurring caused by
camera or subject shake.
Easy auto mode
• If you direct the camera to the human face (front side), the camera automatically recognizes the
face and focuses on the face so that you can take pictures in Face Priority.
• In this mode, the camera automatically activates the D-lighting (A 43) which brightens the darker
portion of the subjects in taking pictures and records the images.
D Available Functions in G (Easy Auto) Mode
In G (easy auto) mode, macro mode (A 29) and exposure compensation (A 30) can be applied
and pictures can be taken using the flash mode (A 26) and self-timer (A 28). Pressing d in G
(easy auto) mode displays the setup menu (A 74).
D
Anti-shake AE
When Anti-shake AE (A 82) is set to Auto (default setting), detecting the camera shake or subject
movement in shooting still pictures increases the shutter speed to reduce the effects of camera or
subject shake.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
1
Ready the camera.
Hold the camera steadily in both hands, keeping your
fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, selftimer lamp and built-in microphone.
When taking pictures in “tall” orientation, turn the camera
so that the built-in flash is above the lens.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
2
Frame the picture.
When the camera recognizes a face (front view), that face
will be framed by a yellow double border (by default). If
more than one face is recognized, the face nearest to the
camera will be framed by a double border and the rest by
a single border.
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Up to five faces can be recognized.
Focus area, focusing on the center of the monitor will appear when shooting nonhuman subjects or when no faces are recognized.
Position the main subject near the center of the monitor.
Using the Zoom
Use the zoom buttons to activate zoom.
Press g (i) to zoom in so that the subject fills a larger
area of the frame. Press f (h) to zoom out,
increasing the area visible in the frame.
Zoom indicator displayed when the zoom buttons are
pressed.
Zoom out
Optical
zoom
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Zoom in
Digital
zoom
Step 2 Frame a Picture
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum magnification (3×), holding down
g (i) triggers digital zoom. The subject is magnified up to 4×, for a total
magnification of 12×.
The focus area is not displayed when digital zoom is in effect, and focus will be in
the center of the screen.
Digital zoom is in effect.
In the digital zoom which is different from the optical zoom, an image is enlarged
using the digital processing, creating slightly grainy image.
V is displayed in the zooming position of the maximum ratio without
interpolation in the zoom indicator on the monitor.
The zoom indicator will be yellow when the zooming operation goes beyond V,
and the picture quality in digital zoom begins to degrade.
B
Maximum Zoom Ratio without Interpolation
When the shooting mode is set to Auto Mode (A 31) or Scene Mode (A 32), the V position
displayed in the zoom indicator will move to the Zoom in side if the image size in the image mode
(A 63) becomes smaller, and the picture quality won’t degrade due to the digital zoom until the
magnification reaches the values shown in the table below.
If the magnification at which picture quality in digital zoom begins to degrade, the zooming
operation will stop temporarily. In addition, if the g (i) button is continuously pressed to increase
the magnification, the picture quality in digital zoom begins to degrade.
Image mode
z1, y1, M2, d2
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
Optical zoom (up to 3×).
Zoom ratio
3.0× (up to the maximum optical zoom ratio)
e
3.6× (digital zoom up to 1.2×)
g
4.2× (digital zoom up to 1.4×)
Y
4.8× (digital zoom up to 1.6×)
j
9.0× (digital zoom up to 3.0×)
k
12× (digital zoom up to 4.0×)
1
L18 Only
2
L16 Only
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
When people's faces (front view) are recognized:
Camera will focus on the face surrounded by a double
border. Once focus has been locked the double border
will glow green.
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1/60
F2.8
When shooting non-human subjects or when no
faces are recognized:
The camera focuses on the subject overlapping the focus
area in the center of the monitor. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area glows green.
• When the digital zoom is used, the focus indicator
1/60 F2.8
(A 6) glows green once the focus has been locked in
the center of the monitor. The focus area won’t be displayed.
• The shutter speed and aperture are displayed when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
• The focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and then the double border
blinks in Face Priority, or the focus area or the focus indicator blinks red, the camera is
unable to focus. Change the composition and press the shutter-release button
halfway down again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down.
The picture will be recorded to the memory card or
internal memory.
B
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During Recording
While pictures are being recorded, the O (wait) icon will be displayed and the number of exposures
remaining or movie length will blink. Do not turn the camera off, open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover, or remove or disconnect the power source while these icons are displayed.
Cutting power or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in
damage to the camera or card.
Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
Face Priority
B
Autofocus
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the active focus area or the focus indicator glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun is behind the subject
and is in deep shadow)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. when the subject is standing in front of a
white wall, wearing a white shirt)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or focus on another subject and use focus lock. When using focus lock, be sure that the
distance between the camera and the subject with which focus was locked is the same as that for
the actual subject.
D
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
• If no face is recognized when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the camera focuses on
the center of the frame.
• The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions
- When the subject is not looking directly at the camera
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not the
subject is facing the camera.
• It is very rare cases, but if you shoot a subject with which autofocus may not perform as expected,
the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border glows green. When the
camera is unable to focus, refocus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the
camera as the actual portrait subject, and use focus lock (A 31).
AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illuminator may light by pressing the shutter-release button
halfway, or the flash may fire by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down. The
illuminator has a range of about 2.4 m (7 ft. 10.5 in.) at the maximum wide-angle position and 1.7 m
(5 ft. 6.9 in.) at the maximum telescopic position. The AF-assist illuminator can be set to Off manually
(A 83), although in this case the camera may not focus when lighting is poor.
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Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode)
Press c.
The last picture taken will be displayed in full-frame playback
mode.
Use the multi selector H, I, J or K to view additional
pictures. Hold the multi selector down to fast forward or
rewind.
Pictures may be displayed briefly at low resolution while being
read from the memory card or internal memory.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
Press the shooting mode button to switch to shooting mode.
When C is displayed, pictures stored in the internal memory
will be displayed. When memory card is inserted, C is not
displayed and pictures stored on the memory card will be
displayed.
4
4
Internal memory
Deleting Pictures
1
Press l to delete the picture currently
displayed in the monitor.
2
Use the multi selector
to select Yes and press
k.
To exit without deleting the
picture, choose No and press
k.
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Erase 1 image?
Done
No
Yes
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
C
Playback Mode
The following options are available in full-frame playback mode.
Option
Playback zoom
View thumbnails
C
Description
A
g (i)
Press g (i) to enlarge view of picture
currently displayed in monitor, up to
about 10×.
Press k to return to full-frame
playback.
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Press f (h) to display 4, 9 or 16
picture thumbnails.
40
Press the shooting mode button to
switch to the shooting mode selected
in the shooting-mode selection menu.
8
f (h)
A/D/y
Viewing Pictures
Pictures stored in the internal memory can only be viewed if no memory card is inserted.
Pictures taken in Face Priority, while in full-frame playback, will be rotated (if necessary) and
displayed.
C
Deleting the Last Picture Taken
In shooting mode, press l to delete the last picture taken.
Erase 1 image?
No
Yes
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
Switch to shooting
mode
Use
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Using the Flash
The flash has a range of 0.5-7.7 m (19.7 in.-25 ft. 3.1 in.) when the camera is
zoomed out all the way. With maximum optical zoom applied, the range is
0.5-4.5 m (19.7 in.-14 ft. 9.1 in.).
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduces “red-eye” in portraits (A 27).
W
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
X
Fill flash
Flash fires when a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit
subjects.
Y
Slow sync
U (auto) is combined with slow shutter speed.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture
background at night or under dim light.
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Press m (flash mode).
The flash menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose the desired
flash mode and press k.
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at the
top of the monitor.
When U (auto) is applied, D is displayed for a few
seconds only regardless of Photo Info (A 80).
Flash mode
If a setting is not applied by pressing k within a few
seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
7
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Using the Flash
B
The W (Off) Indicator
Note the following when lighting is poor and the flash is off (W):
• Place the camera on a flat, level surface or use a tripod (recommended).
• The E symbol is displayed when the camera automatically increases sensitivity. Pictures taken
when E is displayed may be slightly mottled.
B
Note on Using the Flash
When using the flash at a wide-angle zoom position, reflections from dust particles in the air may
appear as bright spots in pictures. To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (Off) or zoom in on
the subject.
C
The Flash Lamp
C
Flash lamp
The Flash Mode Setting
In any flash mode selected in the shooting mode other than A (auto) mode, switching to another
shooting mode or turning the camera off restores the default flash setting for each shooting mode.
The default setting is U (auto). (except for some scene modes)
C
Red-eye Reduction
The COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 is equipped with an advanced red-eye reduction system. Pre-flashes
are fired several times at low intensity before the main flash, to reduce “red-eye.” If the camera
detects “red-eye” after a picture is taken, Nikon’s own In-Camera Red Eye Fix processes the image as
it is recorded. Therefore, there is a slight delay before the shutter-release button operates normally
to take another picture. Note the following when using red-eye reduction:
• Not recommended for when shutter-release timing is essential.
• It takes a longer time than usual to start the next shooting.
• Red-eye reduction may not always produce the desired results.
• In some rare cases, other portions of pictures may be affected.
Use flash modes other than auto with red-eye reduction in above cases.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
• On: Flash will fire when picture is taken.
• Blinks: Flash charging. Wait a few seconds and try
again.
• Off: Flash will not fire when picture is taken.
If the battery level is low, monitor turns off and the
flash lamp blinks until the flash is completely charged.
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Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
The camera is equipped with a ten-second timer for self-portraits. When using the
self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended.
1
Press n (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose ON and press
k.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
The self-timer icon (n10) is displayed.
If a setting is not applied by pressing k within a few
seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
Self-timer
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
Focus and exposure will be set.
10
1/60
4
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
The self-timer starts and the self-timer lamp will
blink. The lamp stops blinking one second
before the photograph is taken and remains lit
until the shutter is released.
The number of seconds remaining before the
shutter is released is displayed in the monitor.
To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press
the shutter-release button again.
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9
F2.8
Macro Mode
Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 15 cm (5.9 in.). Note
that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm
(19.7 in.).
1
Press p (macro mode).
The macro menu is displayed.
Use the multi selector to choose ON and press
k.
The macro mode icon (F) is displayed.
The monitor will return to the normal display for the
current mode if the setting is not applied by pressing k
within a few seconds.
3
Macro mode
Press g (i) or f (h) to frame the picture.
The camera can focus at distances as close as 15 cm (5.9
in.) from the lens when the F and the zoom indicator
glow green (zoom indicator is over the G).
C
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
2
Macro Mode
In macro mode, the camera focuses continuously, even when the shutter-release button is not
pressed halfway to lock focus. When the shutter-release button is halfway pressed, the focus is
locked to adjust the exposure.
C
The Macro Mode Setting
In any macro mode selected in the shooting mode other than A (auto) mode, switching to another
shooting mode or turning the camera off restores the default macro setting for each shooting mode.
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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the
camera to make pictures brighter or darker.
1
Press o (exposure compensation).
The exposure compensation guide is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to adjust exposure and
press k.
Basic Photography and Playback: Easy Auto Mode
• When the picture is too dark: adjust the exposure
compensation to “+” side.
• When the picture is too bright: adjust the exposure
compensation to “-” side.
Exposure compensation
• Exposure compensation can be set to values between
-2.0 and +2.0 EV.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing k within a few seconds, the selection will be
cancelled.
3
The setting is applied.
• The H icon and exposure compensation value are
displayed in the monitor.
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C
Exposure Compensation Value
Switching to another shooting mode or turning the camera off releases exposure compensation
setting selected in the shooting mode other than A (auto) mode, and returns to 0.0.
D
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Using Exposure Compensation
The camera tends to lower exposure when the frame is dominated by brightly lit objects and to
increase exposure when the frame is mostly dark. Positive compensation may therefore be required
to capture the brilliancy of very bright objects that fill the frame (for example, sunlit expanses of
water, sand, or snow) or when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Negative
compensation may be called for when large areas of the frame contain very dark objects (for
example, a swath of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main
subject.
Auto Mode
Shooting in the Auto Mode
In the A (auto) mode, you can set image mode, white balance, continuous
shooting and color options in the shooting menu, and take pictures.
1
Press the shooting mode button in shooting
mode.
The shooting-mode selection menu will be displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to choose A
and press k.
3
Auto Mode
• The camera enters A (auto) mode.
• Press d to select an option from the shooting menu.
(A 62)
Auto mode
Frame the subject and shoot.
Camera focuses on the subject in the center of
the monitor.
7
D
Focus Lock
To focus on off-center subject, use focus lock as described blow.
• Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change while focus is locked.
7
Position the subject
in the center of the
frame.
B
1/60
F2.8
Press the Confirm that the
shutter- focus area is
release
green.
button
halfway.
1/60
F2.8
Continue holding
down the shutterrelease button
halfway and
recompose the
picture.
Press the
shutterrelease
button the
rest of the
way down.
Available Functions in A (auto) Mode
In addition to the items in shooting menu, flash mode (A 26) can be changed and self-timer (A 28),
macro mode (A 29) and exposure compensation (A 30) can be applied.
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Shooting Suited for the Scene
Shooting in the Scene Mode
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type. The
following scene modes are available.
b Portrait
f Party/indoor
j Night landscape
o Backlight
c Landscape
g Beach/snow
k Close-up
p Panorama assist
d Sports
h Sunset
l Museum
e Night portrait
i Dusk/dawn
n Copy
Setting the Scene Mode
1
Press the shooting mode button in
shooting mode to display the
shooting-mode selection menu
and use the multi selector to
choose C and press k.
Shooting Suited for the Scene
2
Press d to display the scene
menu screen, choose the desired
scene and press k.
3
Frame the subject and shoot.
Scene
Scene menu
Beach/snow
Sunset
Dusk/dawn
Night landscape
Close-up
Exit
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D
Image Mode
A Image mode (A 63) can be set in the scene menu. The image
mode setting can also be applied from the A auto mode menu.
Changes made to the image mode setting from any available
menus apply to all shooting modes.
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Scene menu
Museum
Copy
Backlight
Panorama assist
Image mode
Exit
Shooting in the Scene Mode
Features
b Portrait
Use this mode for portraits in which the main subject stands
out clearly. Portrait subjects exhibit smooth, natural-looking
skin tones.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
• Digital zoom is not available.
m
V*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
h
Auto*
0.0*
h
Off
* Other settings can be selected.
c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or the focus
indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that
objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.
n
Off*
p
Off
o
d Sports
Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action in
a single shot and record motion in a series of pictures.
• While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the
camera focuses continuously until focus is acquired and
locked.
• While shutter-release button is held down, pictures are taken at rate of about 1.3 frames
per second (fps) when image mode is set to y Normal (3264) in L18 or when image
mode is set to d Normal (3072) in L16. This rate is maintained for up to 2 pictures.
• The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the
current image mode setting and the memory card used.
m
W
n
Off
p
Off
o
0.0*
h
Shooting Suited for the Scene
W
m
* Other settings can be selected.
Off
* Other settings can be selected.
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Icons Used for Descriptions
The following icons are used for descriptions in this section: m, flash mode (A 26); n, self-timer (A 28);
p, macro mode (A 29); o, exposure compensation (A 30); h, AF-assist illumination (A 83).
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Scene Mode Settings
Adjustments to the flash mode setting, self-timer setting, macro mode setting, and exposure
compensation value applied in any scene mode are cancelled and these settings return to their
default values whenever another shooting mode is selected or the camera is turned off.
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Shooting in the Scene Mode
OQ
e Night portrait
Use this mode to achieve a natural balance between the main
subject and background lighting in portraits taken at night.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
• Digital zoom is not available.
m
1
2
V1
n
Off2
p
Off
o
0.02
h
Auto2
0.02
h
Auto2
Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction.
Other settings can be selected.
f Party/indoor
Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor
background lighting.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily. In a dark place, use of a tripod is
recommended.
Shooting Suited for the Scene
m
1
2
V1
n
Off2
p
Off
o
Fill flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction. Other settings can be selected.
Other settings can be selected.
g Beach/snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
• The Anti-shake AE (A 82) is set to OFF.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
h
Auto*
* Other settings can be selected.
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O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended.
Q: For those scene modes with Q, noise reduction may be automatically applied as pictures taken
are recorded; results in increased recording times.
Shooting in the Scene Mode
O
h Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
m
W*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
h
Auto*
0.0*
h
Off
0.0*
h
Off
* Other settings can be selected.
OQ
i Dusk/dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or the focus
indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. However, focus may not
be set for near subjects, while the camera focuses at infinity.
• The Anti-shake AE (A 82) is set to OFF.
W
n
Off*
p
Off
o
OQ
j Night landscape
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or the focus
indicator (A 6) always glows green when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. However, focus may not
be set for near subjects, while the camera focuses at infinity.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off
o
Shooting Suited for the Scene
m
* Other settings can be selected.
* Other settings can be selected.
O: For those scene modes with O, use of a tripod is recommended.
Q: For those scene modes with Q, noise reduction may be automatically applied as pictures taken
are recorded; results in increased recording times.
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Shooting in the Scene Mode
k Close-up
Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at closerange. Macro mode (A 29) is on and the zoom indicator is
automatically moved to the closest focus position.
• The camera can focus at distances as close as 15 cm (5.9 in.)
from the lens when the F and the zoom indicator glow
green (zoom indicator is over the G).
The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending upon zoom position.
• While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the
camera focuses continuously until focus is acquired and
locked.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, check the
Anti-shake AE (A 82) setting and hold the camera steadily.
m
U*
n
Off*
p
On
o
0.0*
h
Auto*
* Other settings can be selected. Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at
distances of less than 50 cm (19.7 in.).
Shooting Suited for the Scene
l Museum
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for
example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in
which you do not want to use the flash.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
• BSS (A 67) is available.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, check the
Anti-shake AE (A 82) setting and hold the camera steadily.
m
W
n
Off*
p
Off*
o
0.0*
h
Off
0.0*
h
Auto*
* Other settings can be selected.
n Copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
• Use macro mode (A 29) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
m
W*
n
Off*
* Other settings can be selected.
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p
Off*
o
Shooting in the Scene Mode
o Backlight
Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing
features or details into shadow. The flash fires automatically to
“fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the monitor.
m
m
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
h
Auto*
* Other settings can be selected.
p Panorama assist (A 38)
m
W*
n
Off*
* Other settings can be selected.
p
Off*
o
0.0*
h
Auto*
Shooting Suited for the Scene
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using
the supplied Panorama Maker software.
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Shooting in the Scene Mode
Taking Pictures for a Panorama
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod for best
results.
1
Use the multi selector to choose p
Panorama assist in the scene menu and
press k (A 32).
The panorama direction icon (I) is displayed to show the
direction in which pictures will be joined.
2
Scene menu
Museum
Copy
Backlight
Panorama assist
Image mode
Exit
Use the multi selector to choose the direction
and press k.
Select how pictures will be joined together in the
completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K) or down
(L).
Shooting Suited for the Scene
7
The panorama direction icon (II (yellow)) is displayed to
the direction pressed and the direction is fixed when k is
pressed. The fixed direction I (white) is displayed. Apply flash mode (A 26), self-timer
(A 28), macro mode (A 29) and exposure compensation (A 30) settings with this step,
if necessary. Press k to reselect the direction.
3
Shoot the first picture.
The first picture is superimposed in the first
third of the monitor.
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4
Shoot the second picture.
Compose the next picture so that it overlaps
the last third of the first picture and press the
shutter-release button.
Repeat until you have taken the necessary
number of pictures to complete the scene.
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End
5
Shooting in the Scene Mode
5
Press k when shooting is completed.
The camera returns to step 2.
End
Panorama Assist
Flash mode (A 26), self-timer (A 28), macro mode (A 29) and exposure compensation (A 30)
settings cannot be adjusted after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can zoom
or image-mode setting (A 63) be adjusted until the series is finalized.
The panorama series is terminated if the camera enters standby mode with the auto off function
(A 84) during shooting. Setting the time allowed to elapse before the auto off function is enabled
to a longer setting is recommended.
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Exposure Lock
Shooting Suited for the Scene
B
4
R is displayed to indicate that white balance, exposure, and
focus have been locked at the values set with the first shot. All
pictures taken in a panorama series have the same white balance,
exposure, and focus settings.
End
D
5
Panorama Maker
Install Panorama Maker from the supplied Software Suite CD. Transfer pictures to a computer (A 51)
and use Panorama Maker (A 53) to join them in a single panorama.
D
More Information
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
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More on Playback
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Press f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A 24) to
display pictures in “contact sheets” of thumbnail
images. The following operations can be performed
while thumbnails are displayed.
To
Use
A
Description
More on Playback
Increase the
number of
pictures
displayed (4 ➝ 9
➝ 16 frames)
f (h)
Decrease the
number of
pictures
displayed (16 ➝ 9
➝ 4 frames)
g (i)
9
Press f (h).
–
Switch to fullframe playback
k
Switch to
shooting mode
A/D/y
Press g (i).
Press k.
24
Press the shooting mode button to return
to the last shooting mode selected.
8
Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
While pictures selected for printing (A 60) and
protected pictures (A 89) are chosen, the icons
shown at right are displayed with them. Movies
are displayed as film frames.
40
7
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K.
Choose pictures
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1
Protect icon
Print-order icon
1
Film frames
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Pressing g (i) during full-frame playback mode (A 24)
zooms the current picture in 3×, with the center of the
picture displayed in the monitor.
• The guide displayed in the right bottom in the
monitor will show which part of the image is
currently displayed.
The following operations can be performed while pictures are zoomed in.
To
Zoom in
Crop picture
Switch to
shooting mode
A
–
Press f (h). When the magnification ratio
reaches 1×, the display returns to full-frame
playback mode.
–
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll
to areas of the picture not visible in the monitor.
9
Press k.
24
d
Press d to crop current picture to contain only
the portion visible in the monitor.
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A/D/y
Press the shooting mode button to return to the
last shooting mode selected.
8
g (i)
f (h)
View other
areas of picture
Switch to fullframe playback
Description
Press g (i) to enlarge view of picture currently
displayed in monitor, up to about 10×.
k
More on Playback
Zoom out
Use
Pictures taken in Face Priority
When pressing g (i) during full-frame playback mode
(A 24), the picture taken in Face Priority (A 20) will be
enlarged using the face (which was focused on during
shooting time) as the centralized point.
• If several faces are recognized, the picture will be
enlarged using the face (which was focused on
during shooting time) as the centralized point, and
pressing the multi selector H, I, J or K will enable you to switch between
the people’s faces.
• Further pressing g (i) or f (h) can change the magnification ratio and the
pictures will be zoomed in as usual.
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Editing Pictures
Use the COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 to edit pictures in-camera and store them as
separate files (A 92). The editing features described below are available.
Editing function
Description
D-Lighting (A 43)
Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.
Crop (A 44)
Enlarge the image or refine the composition and create a copy
containing only the portion visible in the monitor.
Small picture (A 45)
Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use on web pages or
as e-mail attachments.
More on Playback
C
Picture Editing
• Pictures taken at an image mode setting of 16:9 (A 63) can not be edited.
• The COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 editing or playback functions are not available for pictures taken
with non-COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 digital cameras.
• If a copy created using the COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 is viewed on a different digital camera, the
picture may not be displayed or may not be transferred to a computer.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
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(✔: available, –: not available)
Restrictions on Picture Editing
1st editing
D-Lighting
2nd editing
Crop
Small picture
D-Lighting
–
✔
✔
Crop
Small picture
–
–
–
–
–
–
• Pictures cannot be edited twice with the same editing function.
• The D-Lighting should be done first while the restricted use of combination exists.
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Original Pictures and Edited
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original pictures are deleted. The
original pictures are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are stored with the same recording date and time as the original.
• Edited copies are not marked for printing (A 60) or protecting (A 89).
Editing Pictures
Enhancing Brightness and Contrast: D-Lighting
D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast,
brightening dark portions of a picture. Enhanced copies are stored as separate
files.
1
Select the desired picture from full-frame
(A 24) or thumbnail (A 40) playback mode
and press d.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
• The original picture is displayed at left and the picture
applied with D-lighting enhancement is displayed at
right.
3
Choose OK and press k.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Small pic.
Exit
More on Playback
Use the multi selector to choose D-Lighting
and press k.
D-Lighting
A new copy with enhanced brightness and contrast is
created.
To cancel D-Lighting, choose Cancel and press k.
OK
Cancel
D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the c icon
displayed during playback.
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D
4
More Information
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop
This function is only available when u is displayed in the monitor with
playback zoom (A 41) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as separate files.
1
Press g (i) in full-frame playback mode to
zoom in on the image.
• The image displayed in full-frame playback mode and
in “tall” orientation can be cropped if the image is
enlarged to fill the horizontal screen or larger.
2
Refine copy composition.
More on Playback
• Press g or f to adjust the zoom ratio.
• Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll the
picture until only the portion you want to copy is visible
in the monitor.
3
Press d.
4
Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press
k.
• A new picture, containing only the portion visible in the
monitor, is created.
• Choose No to cancel the creation of a new picture and
press k.
Save this image as
displayed?
No
Yes
Depending on the size of the original picture and the zoom ratio in effect at the time the copy was
created, the camera will automatically select one of the following image-mode settings for cropped
copies (unit: pixels).
•
•
•
•
Z 2,816 × 2,112 (L18 Only) • e 2,592 × 1,944
g 2,048 × 1,536
• h 1,600 × 1,200
j 1,024 × 768
• k 640 × 480
m 160 × 120
• f 2,272 × 1,704
• i 1,280 × 960
• l 320 × 240
When the image-mode setting for cropped copies is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, these pictures are
framed with a gray border in playback mode, and Small Picture icon l or m is displayed in the left
side of the monitor.
D
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More Information
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
Editing Pictures
g Resizing Pictures: Small Picture
Create a small copy of the current picture. Small copies are stored as JPEG files with
a compression ratio of 1:16. The following sizes are available.
Option
Description
l 640×480
Suited to television playback.
m 320×240
Suited to display on web pages.
n 160×120
Suitable for e-mail attachments.
1
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Small pic.
and press k.
• Press d to return to the playback mode without
creating a new picture.
3
Choose the desired copy size and press k.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Small pic.
Exit
More on Playback
Select the desired picture from full-frame
(A 24) or thumbnail (A 40) playback mode
and press d.
Small pic.
640×480
320×240
160×120
Exit
4
Choose Yes and press k.
• A new, smaller copy is created.
• Choose No to cancel the creation of a new picture and
press k.
• The copy is displayed with a gray frame.
D
Create small picture file?
No
Yes
More Information
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
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Movies
Recording Movies
To shoot movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone, select shooting
mode and follow the steps below.
1
Press the shooting mode button in
shooting mode to display the
shooting-mode selection menu
and use the multi selector to
choose D and press k.
Movie
• The maximum length of the movie that
can be recorded and the movie options
(A 47) icon are displayed in the monitor.
2
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to start recording.
A progress bar at the bottom of the monitor
shows the amount of recording time remaining.
Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
Movies
To end recording, press the shutter-release
button all the way down a second time.
B
8s
Recording Movies
• Macro mode (A 29) is available in all modes. Flash mode (A 26), self-timer (A 28), and exposure
compensation (A 30) cannot be used.
• Macro mode settings cannot be applied or changed while movies are being recorded. Apply or
change settings as necessary before movie recording begins.
• Once movie recording begins, optical zoom cannot be adjusted. Digital zoom (up to 2×) can be
applied while movies are being recorded.
C
Autofocus
Camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks the focus (AF lock) at
this position by holding the shutter-release button halfway down. The focus is set to this position
during recording.
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Changing Movie Settings
Movie options can be changed (A 47).
The Movie Menu
Movie options setting can be changed from the movie menu. Press d in
movie mode to display the movie menu and use the multi selector to modify and
apply settings.
Selecting Movie Options
The movie menu offers the options shown below.
Option
Image size and frame rate
J TV movie 640P
(default setting)
Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
Frame rate: 30 frames per second
L Small size 320P
Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
Frame rate: 30 frames per second
S Small size 320
Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
Frame rate: 15 frames per second
Movies
C
Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length and Frames
Internal memory
(approx. 21 MB)
Memory card
(256 MB)
J TV Movie 640P
(default setting)
12 s
2 min 30 s
L Small size 320P
51 s
10 min 30 s
1 min 43 s
21 min
Option
S Small size 320
* All figures are approximate. Maximum movie length varies with make of memory card. The
maximum file size that can be recorded is 2 GB.
Even if the memory card has a capacity greater than 4 GB, the camera displays the
maximum movie length for the file size of 2 GB.
D
More Information
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 24), movies are
recognized by the movie options (A 47) icon. To play a
movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and press
k.
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Use the zoom buttons to adjust playback volume.
Playback controls appear at the top of the monitor.
Press the multi selector J or K to choose a control,
then press k to perform the selected operation. The
following operations are available.
Pausing
4s
Volume indicator
During playback
To
Press
Description
Movies
Rewind
K
Rewind movie. Playback resumes when k is released.
Advance
L
Advance movie. Playback resumes when k is released.
Pause
O
End
Q
Pause playback.
While paused, use the multi selector to advance or rewind the
movie. The following operations can be performed while
playback is paused.
Rewind movie by one frame. Rewind continues while k
M
is pressed.
Advance movie by one frame. Advance continues while
N
k is pressed.
P
Resume playback.
End playback and return to full-frame playback.
Deleting Movie Files
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Press l when displayed in full-frame playback mode
(A 24) or when selected in thumbnail (A 40) playback
mode. A confirmation dialog is displayed. Choose Yes
and press k to delete the movie, or choose No and
press k to return to the normal playback display
without deleting the movie.
Erase 1 image?
No
Yes
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television using the supplied A/V cable (supplied only
with the COOLPIX L18) to play back pictures on the television.
Turn the camera off.
2
Connect the camera to the TV using the supplied A/V cable.
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white plug to the audioin jack.
Yellow
3
White
Tune the television to the video channel.
See the documentation provided with your television for details.
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5
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn the camera on.
Press c.
The camera monitor will remain off and the image normally
shown in the monitor will be displayed on the television.
While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will remain
off.
B
Connecting the A/V Cable
• When connecting the A/V cable, be sure that the camera connector is oriented correctly. Do not
use force when connecting the A/V cable to the camera. When disconnecting the A/V cable, do
not pull the connector at an angle.
• Do not pinch the connector cover between the camera’s A/V connector and the A/V cable
connector when connecting the cable to the camera.
B
Video Mode
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting conforms to the standard used by your television. The
video mode setting is an option set in the setup menu (A 74) > Video mode (A 86).
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Connecting to a Computer
When the camera is connected to a computer using the supplied USB cable,
pictures recorded with the camera can be copied (transferred) to the computer for
storage using the Nikon Transfer software.
Before Connecting the Camera
Installing the Software
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Before connecting the camera to a computer, software, including Nikon Transfer
and Panorama Maker for creating panorama images, must be installed from the
supplied Software Suite CD. For more information on installing the software, refer
to the Quick Start Guide.
Operating Systems Compatible with COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16
Windows
Preinstalled versions of Windows Vista (32-bit Home Basic/Home Premium/
Business/Enterprise/Ultimate editions), Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Home Edition/
Professional)
If your computer is running Windows 2000 Professional, use a card reader or
similar device to transfer pictures stored on the memory card to the computer
(A 53).
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.3.9, 10.4.11)
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
B
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Note on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a computer or printer, use fresh batteries to prevent the camera
from turning off unexpectedly.
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-65A AC adapter (available
separately). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Pictures from the Camera to a Computer
1
2
3
Start the computer to which Nikon Transfer was installed.
4
Turn on the camera.
Turn off the camera.
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, select Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer using Nikon Transfer. To
bypass this dialog in the future, check Always do this for
this device:. Nikon Transfer will start.
Windows XP
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer Copy pictures to a
folder on my computer, and click OK. To bypass this dialog in the future, check Always
use this program for this action.. Nikon Transfer will start.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Windows Vista
Mac OS X
Nikon Transfer will start automatically if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting
dialog when Nikon Transfer was first installed.
B
Connecting the USB Cable
When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use force
when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull the connector at an
angle.
Do not pinch the connector cover between the camera’s USB connector and the USB cable
connector when connecting the cable to the camera.
Connection may not be recognized when the camera is connected to a computer via a USB hub.
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Connecting to a Computer
5
Transfer pictures when Nikon Transfer has finished loading.
Click Start Transfer in Nikon Transfer. At the default setting, all pictures are transferred
to the computer.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
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Start Transfer button
At the Nikon Transfer default setting, the folder to which pictures are transferred is
automatically opened when transfer is complete.
For more information on using Nikon Transfer, refer to help information contained in
Nikon Transfer.
6
Disconnect the camera when transfer is complete.
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
Connecting to a Computer
D
Using Standard OS Operations to Open Camera Files
Navigate to the folder on the computer’s hard disk to which pictures were saved and open a picture
in the viewer supplied with your operating system.
D
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
For Users of Windows 2000 Professional
Use a card reader or similar device to transfer the pictures stored on the
memory card to the computer.
If the memory card has a capacity greater than 2 GB, or is SDHC-compliant,
the intended device must support these features of the memory card.
• At the Nikon Transfer default settings, Nikon Transfer will start
automatically when a memory card is inserted into the card reader or
similar device. See step 5 above to transfer pictures.
• Do not connect the camera to the computer. If the camera is connected
to the computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard dialog will be
displayed. Select Cancel, close the dialog, and disconnect the camera
from the computer.
• To transfer pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory to the
computer, the pictures must first be copied to a memory card using the
camera (A 89).
Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker
• Use a series of pictures taken using the Panorama assist option in scene mode (A 38) to create
a single panorama photo with Panorama Maker.
• Panorama Maker can be installed to a computer using the supplied Software Suite CD.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker.
Windows
Open All Programs (Programs under Windows 2000) from the Start menu > ArcSoft
Panorama Maker 4 > Panorama Maker 4.
Macintosh
Open Applications by selecting Applications from the Go menu, and double-click the
Panorama Maker 4 icon.
• For more information on using Panorama Maker, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker.
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Image File Names and Folder Names
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
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Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 107) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print pictures without using a computer.
Take pictures
Select pictures for printing
using Print set option (A 60)
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Connect to printer (A 55)
Print pictures one at
a time (A 56)
Print multiple pictures (A 57)
Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable
B
Note on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a computer or printer, use fresh batteries to prevent the camera
from turning off unexpectedly.
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-65A AC adapter (available
separately). Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
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Printing Pictures
In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer from your personal printer and printing
over a direct camera-to-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing
pictures:
• Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Take a memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the pictures and the number of prints each using your
camera’s print set menu (A 60).
Connecting to a Printer
Connecting the Camera and Printer
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable.
4
Turn on the camera.
When connected correctly, the PictBridge startup screen
1 will be displayed in the camera monitor. Then the
print selection screen will be displayed 2.
1
2
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1
Print selection
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Connecting the USB Cable
• When connecting the USB cable, be sure that the connectors are oriented correctly. Do not use
force when connecting the USB cable. When disconnecting the USB cable, do not pull the
connector at an angle.
• Do not pinch the connector cover between the camera’s USB connector and the USB cable
connector when connecting the cable to the camera.
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Connecting to a Printer
Printing Pictures One at a Time
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A 55), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
Use the multi selector to choose the desired
picture and press k.
Print selection
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Press f (h) to switch to thumbnail display.
Press g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback.
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2
Choose Copies and press k.
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[ 12 ]
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
Exit
3
Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and
press k.
Copies
4
Exit
4
Choose Paper size and press k.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
Exit
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Connecting to a Printer
5
Choose the desired paper size and press k.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
6
Choose Start print and press k.
Paper size
4 × 6 in.
8 × 10 in.
Letter
A3
A4
Exit
PictBridge
Copies
Paper size
Exit
7
Printing starts.
Monitor display returns to that shown in step 1 when
printing is complete.
Printing
002/004
To cancel before all copies have been printed, press k.
Cancel
Current print/total
number of prints
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Start print
Printing Multiple Pictures
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A 55), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
When the print selection screen is displayed,
press d.
The print menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Paper size
and press k.
• Press the d to exit the print menu.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Exit
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Connecting to a Printer
3
Choose the desired paper size and press k.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
Default in the paper size menu.
4
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Choose Print selection, Print all images or
DPOF printing and press k.
Paper size
4 × 6 in.
8 × 10 in.
Letter
A3
A4
Exit
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Exit
Print selection
Choose the pictures and number of copies (up
Print selection
10
to nine) of each.
Press the multi selector J or K to select
pictures, and press H or I to set the number of
copies for each.
Pictures selected for printing can be recognized
by the check mark (y) and the numeral
Back
indicating the number of copies to be printed. A
check mark is not displayed with pictures for
which no copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.
Press g (i) to switch to full-frame playback.
Press f (h) to switch back to thumbnail display.
Press k when setting is complete.
The menu shown at right will be displayed.
Print selection
To print, choose Start print and press k.
010 prints
Choose Cancel and press k to return to the
print menu.
Start print
Cancel
Exit
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Connecting to a Printer
Print all images
All pictures stored in the internal memory, or on
the memory card, are printed one at a time.
The menu shown at right will be displayed.
To print, choose Start print and press k.
Choose Cancel and press k to return to the
print menu.
Print all images
012 prints
Start print
Cancel
Exit
DPOF printing
• To view the current print order, choose View
images and press k. To print pictures, press
k again.
DPOF printing
010 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
Exit
View images
10
Back
5
Printing starts.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2) when
printing is complete.
To cancel before all copies have been printed, press k.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Print pictures for which a print order was
created in Print set (A 60).
• The menu shown at right will be displayed.
• To print, choose Start print and press k.
• Choose Cancel and press k to return to the
print menu.
Printing
002/010
Cancel
Current print/total
number of prints
B
Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current
printer), 3.5 × 5 in., 5 × 7 in., Postcard, 100 × 150 mm, 4 × 6 in., 8 × 10 in., Letter, A3, and A4.
Only sizes supported by the current printer will be displayed. To specify paper size using printer
settings, choose Default in the paper size menu.
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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The Print set option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders”
for printing on DPOF-compatible devices (A 107).
When the camera is connected to a PictBridge-compatible printer, pictures can be
printed from the printer according to the DPOF print order you have created for
pictures on the memory card. If the memory card is removed from the camera, you
can create the DPOF print order for pictures in the internal memory and print
pictures according to the DPOF print order.
1
Press d in playback mode.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose Print set and
press k.
The print set menu is displayed.
3
Choose Select images and press k.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Small pic.
Exit
Print set
Select images
Delete print set
Exit
4
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Choose the pictures and number of copies (up
to nine) of each.
Print selection
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the desired
pictures. Press H or I to set the number of copies for
each.
Pictures selected for printing can be recognized by the
Back
check mark (y) icon and the numeral indicating the
number of copies to be printed. A check mark is not displayed with pictures for which
no copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.
Press g (i) to switch to full-frame playback.
Press f (h) to switch back to thumbnail display.
Press k when setting is complete.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
5
Choose whether or not to also print shooting
date and photo information.
Print set
Done
Choose Date and press k to print date of recording on
all pictures in the print order.
Choose Info and press k to print shutter speed and
aperture on all pictures in the print order.
Date
Info
Exit
Choose Done and press k to complete the print order
and exit.
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Note on Printing with Date and Photo Information
Date and Info options selected in the print set menu can be printed on pictures from a DPOFcompatible (A 107) printer which can print Date and Info Options.
• Note that Info Option cannot be printed on pictures if you connect the camera to a printer
through the supplied USB cable and choose DPOF printing (A 58).
• Date and Info are reset each time the print set menu is displayed.
C
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon displayed with playback.
Deleting All Print Orders
Choose Delete print set in step 3 and press k. Print orders for all pictures will be deleted.
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Note on the Print Set Date Option
The date and time printed on pictures with DPOF printing when
Date in the print set menu is enabled, are those recorded with the
picture when it was taken. Date and time printed using this option
are not affected when the camera’s date and time setting are
changed from the setup menu after pictures are recorded.
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Date Imprint
When using Date imprint (A 81) in the setup menu, shooting date will be imprinted on pictures. If
you use such pictures, date can be printed from printers that do not support the date imprinting.
Only the imprinted date is printed on pictures even if Date is selected from the Print Set.
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Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
The shooting menu in auto mode (A 31) contains the following options.
A
Image mode1
A 63
Choose image size and quality.
B
White balance2
A 65
Match white balance to the light source.
C
Continuous2
A 67
Continuous and BSS settings can be applied.
F
Color options2
A 68
Apply color effects to pictures as they are recorded.
F
Set up3
A 74
Display the setup menu.
1
2
3
Image mode setting can be applied in the scene mode menus.
See the information on restrictions that may apply to these settings (A 69).
Set up can be selected from other shooting mode menus.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Press the shooting mode button in shooting mode to display the shooting-mode
selection menu and set the shooting menu to A (auto) mode.
Press d to display the shooting menu.
7
Auto mode
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
Set up
Exit
• To choose menus and apply selection, use the multi selector (A 9).
• To exit the shooting menu, press d.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
A Image Mode
Pictures taken with a digital camera are recorded as image files. The size of the
files, and with it the number of images that can be recorded, depends on the size
and quality of the images. Before shooting, choose an image mode according to
how you plan to use the picture.
Option
2
3,264 × 2,448
High (3072P)
M
(L16 Only)
3,072 × 2,304
Description
Highest quality, suitable for enlargements
or high-quality prints. The compression
ratio is approximately 1:4.
y
Normal (3264)1
(L18 Only)
3,264 × 2,448
d
Normal (3072)2
(L16 Only)
3,072 × 2,304
e
Normal (2592)
2,592 × 1,944
g
Normal (2048)
2,048 × 1,536
j
PC Screen (1024)
1,024 × 768
Suited to display on a computer monitor.
The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
k
TV Screen (640)
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television,
or distribution by e-mail or the web. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
Y
16:9 (1920)
1,920 × 1,080
Pictures with an aspect ratio of 16:9 can be
taken. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
Best choice in most situations. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
Smaller size allows more pictures to be
stored. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
1
Size (Pixels)
High (3264P)
z
(L18 Only)
Default setting for L18
Default setting for L16
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and
playback modes (A 6, 7).
C
Image Mode
The image mode setting can also be applied from the scene mode menu. Changes made to the
image mode setting from any available menus apply to all shooting modes.
The image mode setting cannot be applied in the easy auto mode.
y Normal (3,264) with L18 and d Normal (3,072) with L16 are fixed.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
C
Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory
and on a 256 MB memory card. Note that the number of pictures that can be stored will differ
depending on the composition of the picture (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number
may differ depending on the make of memory card, even if the capacity for the memory card is the
same.
Setting
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
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1
2
Internal memory
(approx.21 MB)
Memory card1
(256 MB)
Print size (printed
at 300 dpi; cm/in.)2
z
High (3264P)
(L18 Only)
3
45
28 × 21/11.0 × 8.2
M
High (3072P)
(L16 Only)
4
50
26 × 19.5/10 × 7.7
y
Normal (3264)
(L18 Only)
7
95
28 × 21/11.0 × 8.2
d
Normal (3072)
(L16 Only)
8
105
26 × 19.5/10 × 7.7
e
Normal (2592)
12
150
22 × 16.5/8.8 × 6.6
g
Normal (2048)
19
245
17 × 13/6.8 × 5.2
j
PC Screen (1024)
79
985
9 × 7/3.6 × 2.8
k
TV Screen (640)
102
1260
5 × 4/2 × 1.6
Y
16:9 (1920)
30
370
16 × 9/6.3 × 3.5
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures
remaining display shows 9999.
Print sizes are calculated by dividing the number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and
multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at the same image size, pictures printed at higher
resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions
will print larger than the size indicated.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
B White Balance
The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source.
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is
known as “white balance.” For natural coloration, choose a white balance setting
that matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto,
can be used under most types of lighting, you can apply the white balance setting
suited to a particular light source to achieve more accurate results.
a
Auto (default setting)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
b
Preset manual
c
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
d
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
e
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
f
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
g
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual
lighting conditions.
See, “Preset Manual” (A 66) for more information.
Flash
Use with the flash mode.
The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor. At settings
other than Auto, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6).
B
Flash Mode
At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 26).
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Preset Manual
Preset manual is used with 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).
1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Use the multi selector to choose b Preset
manual in the white balance menu, and press
k.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Exit
The camera zooms in.
3
Choose Measure.
Preset manual
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
To apply the most recently measured value for preset
manual, choose Cancel and press k.
Cancel
Measure
Exit
4
Frame the reference object.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Exit
Reference object frame
5
Press k.
The shutter is released and the new white-balance value is set.
No pictures are recorded.
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Note on Preset Manual
Regardless of the flash mode selected, the flash will not fire when k is pressed in step 5. Therefore,
the camera cannot measure a value for preset manual for when the flash is used.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
C Continuous
Motion is captured in a series of pictures. Continuous and BSS settings can be
applied. If any setting other than Single is applied, flash mode is set to off. Focus,
exposure and white balance are fixed at the values for the first picture in each
series.
U
Single (default setting)
One shot is taken each time shutter-release button is pressed.
V
Continuous
While shutter-release button is held down, pictures are taken at rate of about 1.3
frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to y Normal (3264) in L18 or
when image mode is set to d Normal (3072) in L16. This rate is maintained for up
to 2 pictures.
j
Best Shot Selector (BSS)
W
Multi-shot 16
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes 16
shots at about 1.3 frames per second and arranges them in a
single picture.
The recorded image mode will be fixed to y Normal (3264)
in L18, and to d Normal (3072) in L16.
At settings other than Single, the indicator for the current setting is displayed in
the monitor (A 6).
C
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting with the flash off or the
camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which inadvertent motion can result in
blurred pictures. When BSS is on, the camera takes up to ten pictures while the
shutter-release button is held down. The sharpest picture in the series is
automatically selected and saved.
Note on Continuous Shooting
The maximum frame rate with continuous shooting may vary, depending upon the current image
mode setting and the memory card used.
B
Note on Best Shot Selector
BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject moves or the composition changes while the
shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
F Color Options
Make colors more vivid or record pictures in monochrome.
n
Standard color (default setting)
Use for pictures exhibiting natural color.
o
Vivid color
Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” effect.
p
Black-and-white
Record pictures in black-and-white.
q
Sepia
Record pictures in sepia tones.
r
Cyanotype
Record pictures in cyan-blue monochrome.
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The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor. At settings
other than Standard color, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A 6).
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Restrictions on Camera Settings
Restrictions apply to the following settings in A (auto) mode.
Flash mode
Flash turns off at Continuous settings of Continuous, Multi-shot 16 or BSS.
Applied setting is restored when Single is selected.
Self-timer
If self-timer is on, only one shot will be taken when shutter is released, regardless of
settings chosen for Continuous. Applied Continuous settings is restored when
picture is taken or self-timer is turned off.
Continuous
Selecting Multi-shot 16 fixes image mode setting to y Normal (3264) (L18)/d
Normal (3072) (L16). Selecting a mode other than Multi-shot 16 from
Continuous returns the previous image mode.
White balance
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
White balance is automatically set to Auto and cannot be adjusted when Blackand-white, Sepia or Cyanotype is selected for Color options.
Applied white balance setting is restored when Standard color or Vivid color is
selected.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
The playback menu contains the following options.
I
A 43
D-lighting
Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of the pictures.
a
A 60
Print set
Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each.
b
A 72
Slide show
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an
automatic slide show.
c
Delete
A 73
Delete all or selected pictures.
g
Small pic.
A 45
Create a small copy of the current picture.
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Displaying the Playback Menu
Press c to enter playback mode.
Display the playback menu by pressing d.
Playback menu
D-Lighting
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Small pic.
Exit
• Use the multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 9).
• To exit the playback menu, press d.
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
Selecting Multiple Pictures
To select multiple pictures, the screen shown at right is
displayed in the menus below.
• Playback menu: Print set (A 60) and deletion (A 73)
• Set up menu: Welcome screen (A 76), protect
(A 89) and copy (A 89)
Follow the procedure described below to select
multiple pictures.
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
desired picture.
Protect
ON/OFF
Back
Protect
Only one picture can be selected for Welcome screen.
Proceed to step 3.
Press g (i) to switch to full-frame playback.
Press f (h) to switch back to thumbnail display.
Press H or I to select ON or OFF (or the
number of copies).
Protect
When ON is selected, a check mark (y) is displayed in the
top left corner of the current picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2
to select additional pictures.
ON/OFF
Back
3
Press k.
The setting is enabled.
Done
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2
ON/OFF
Back
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
b Slide Show
Play back pictures, stored in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one
in an automated “slide show.”
1
Use the multi selector to choose Start and
press k.
Slide show
Pause:
To repeat the slide show automatically, enable Loop and
press k before choosing Start. The check mark (w) will
be added to the loop option when enabled.
Start
Loop
Exit
2
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
While the slide show is in progress, the following
operations can be performed:
• Use the multi selector to switch pictures. Hold J or K
down to fast rewind or forward.
• Press k to pause the slide show.
3
Choose End or Restart.
When the slide show ends or is paused, choose End and
press k to return to the playback menu, or choose
Restart to play the slide show again.
Pause
Restart
End
B
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The slide show begins.
Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies (A 48) included in slide shows is displayed.
• Even if Loop is selected, the monitor can continuously display the Slide Show for up to 30 minutes
(A 84).
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
c Delete
Delete selected pictures or all pictures.
Erase selected images
Delete selected pictures (A 71).
Erase all images
Delete all pictures.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
C
Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer before
deletion.
• Pictures marked with the s icon are protected and cannot be deleted.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
a
Menus
A 76
Choose how menus are displayed.
c
Welcome screen
A 76
Select screen displayed when camera is turned on.
d
Date
A 77
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
e
Monitor settings
A 80
Adjust monitor brightness and choose display style.
f
Date imprint
A 81
Imprint date or date counter on pictures.
U
Anti-shake AE
A 82
Increase the shutter speed and adjust the anti-shake AE settings for
shooting.
h
AF assist
A 83
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination.
i
Sound settings
A 83
Adjust sound settings.
k
Auto off
A 84
Set time before camera enters standby mode.
l/m
Format memory/Format card
A 85
Format internal memory or memory card.
n
Language
A 86
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
o
Video mode
A 86
Adjust settings necessary for connection to television.
p
Reset all
A 87
Restore camera settings to default values.
s
Battery type
A 89
Choose type of batteries inserted in camera.
d
Protect
A 89
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
h
Copy
A 89
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
r
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Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
A 90
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Displaying the Setup Menu
G (easy auto) mode
Press d to display the setup menu.
Set up
Easy auto mode
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Exit
Auto Mode, Scene Mode, and Movie Mode
Press d to display the shooting menu and use the multi selector to choose Set
up. Press k to display the setup menu.
Set up
Auto mode
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Exit
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Press the multi selector
H or I to choose Set up
and press k.
• To choose menus and apply selection, use the multi selector (A 9).
• To exit the setup menu, press d.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Auto mode
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
Color options
Set up
Exit
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
a Menus
Choose the initial menus displayed.
Text (default setting)
Text labels for menus are displayed in list format.
Set up
Auto mode
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Exit
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Icons
All menu items can be displayed in a single page.
Menu names
Auto mode
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Exit
c Welcome Screen
You can select the welcome screen to be displayed when the camera is turned on.
None (default setting)
A welcome screen is not displayed when the camera is turned on.
COOLPIX
Displays a welcome screen when the camera is turned on.
Select an image
Select a picture in the internal memory or on the memory card for the welcome
screen. Choose a picture in the picture selection screen (A 71) and press k.
As the selected image is stored in the camera, the image will appear in the welcome
screen even if the original picture is deleted.
Pictures which are set as 16:9 on image mode setting (A 63) and images smaller
than 320×240 edited by the crop or small picture function are not selectable.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
d Date
Set the camera clock and choose home and travel destination time zones.
Date
Set camera clock to current date and time.
See “Setting Display Language, Date and Time” (A 14) for more information.
Time zone
w (home time zone) can be specified and daylight saving enabled or disabled from
Time zone options. When x (destination time zone) is selected, the time
difference (A 79) is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected
region are recorded. Useful when travelling.
Setting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the multi selector to choose Time zone
and press k.
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Date
Time zone
Exit
2
Choose x and press k.
The date and time displayed on the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
If daylight saving time is in effect, use the multi selector to
choose Daylight saving and press k, and then press
H. The time is automatically advanced one hour.
Time zone
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Daylight saving
Tokyo, Seoul
Daylight saving
Exit
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
The time zone menu is displayed.
Date
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
3
Press K.
The travel destination menu is displayed.
Time zone
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London,Casablanca
Daylight saving
Tokyo, Seoul
Daylight saving
Exit
4
Choose the travel destination time zone and
press k.
Travel destination
The setting is enabled.
While the travel destination time zone is selected, the x
icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is
in shooting mode.
EST:New York
Toronto, Lima
Back
Time zone
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London,Casablanca
Daylight saving
EST:New York
Daylight saving
Exit
B
The Clock Battery
The clock battery charges when the main batteries are installed or an AC adapter is connected, and
can provide several days of backup power after about ten hours of charging.
C
w (Home Time Zone)
• To switch to the home time zone, choose w in step 2.
• To change the home time zone, choose w in step 2 and perform steps 3 and 4, to set the home
time zone.
C
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Daylight Saving Time
• If date and time are set when daylight saving time is not in effect: Turn Daylight saving on (w)
when daylight saving time begins, to automatically advance the camera’s clock one hour.
• If date and time are set with Daylight saving turned on (w) when daylight saving time is in
effect: Turn Daylight saving off when daylight saving time ends, to automatically set the
camera’s clock back one hour.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
D
Time Zones (A 14)
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time differences not listed below, set the camera clock to local time (A 14, 77).
The table contains some locations that are not displayed on the camera’s time zone map.
UTC +/–
Location
UTC +/–
Location
–11
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki, Ankara
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Riyadh, Kuwait,
Manama, Nairobi
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles,
Seattle, Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix,
La Paz
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston,
Mexico City
+5.5
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto,
Lima
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
–4
Caracas, Manaus
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–3
Buenos Aires, São Paulo
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong,
Singapore
New Delhi
Fernando de Noronha
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
–1
Azores
+10
Sydney, Guam
±0
London, Casablanca
+11
New Caledonia
+12
Auckland, Fiji
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
e Monitor Settings
Choose whether or not to display information in the monitor, and set the monitor
brightness.
Photo info
Choose information displayed in monitor during shooting and playback mode.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
Photo Info
The following display options are available.
See “The Monitor” (A 6) for information on indicators in the monitor.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Show info
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
4
Hide info
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7
Framing grid
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4
7
Auto info
After the same information as in Show info above is displayed for a few
(default setting) seconds, display will be the same as Hide info.
In G (easy auto) mode, A (auto)
mode, a framing grid is displayed to
help frame pictures; other current
settings or operation guide is
displayed for a few seconds, as in
Auto info above.
In other shooting modes, the current
settings or operation guide is
displayed, as in Auto info above.
4
4
The current settings or
operation guide is displayed, as
in Auto info above.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
f Date Imprint
Date and time are imprinted on pictures. Date can be printed from printers that do
not support the date imprinting (A 61).
Off (default setting)
Date and time are not imprinted on pictures.
Date
Date is imprinted on the bottom right corner of pictures taken while this option is in
effect.
Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on the bottom right corner of pictures taken while this
option is in effect.
At settings other than Off, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (A 6).
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
B
Date Imprint
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted.
• Dates imprinted at an image-mode setting (A 63) of TV screen (640) may be difficult to read.
Choose PC screen (1024) or larger when using date imprint.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Date item (A 14, 77).
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Date Imprint and Print Set
When pictures are printed from DPOF-compatible printers that can print date and photo
information, you can use Print Set (A 60) and print the shooting date and photo information on
the pictures. In such a case, it is unnecessary to imprint date and time on pictures beforehand using
Date Imprint.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
U Anti-shake AE
Set anti-shake AE which automatically increases the shutter speed in shooting still
pictures to reduce the camera and subject blurs.
When anti-shake AE is enabled, the current setting is displayed in the monitor
during shooting (when Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed in the monitor) (A 6).
Auto (default setting)
When camera detects the movement of the subject or camera shake, the shutter
speed will be increased for reducing the blur.
When the shooting mode is set to Beach/snow (A 34) and Dusk/dawn (A 35) in
the scene mode, the Anti-shake AE is set to OFF.
Off
Anti-shake AE is not enabled.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
B
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Notes on Anti-shake AE
• Anti-shake AE may not be able to completely reduce the camera and subject blurs in some
situations.
• The pictures taken may become somewhat grainy.
• If the subject is extremely blurred, too dark and so forth, the Anti-shake AE won’t start.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
h AF Assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illumination.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illumination will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
poorly lit. Note that for some scene modes, AF-assist illumination turns off
automatically.
Off
Disable this function. The camera may be unable to focus if lighting is poor.
i Sound Settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Button sound
Shutter sound
Choose shutter sound from On (default setting) and Off.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
When On (default setting) is selected, beep will sound once when operations are
completed successfully, twice when the camera acquires focus on the subject and
three times when error is detected, and start-up sound will come when the camera
is turned on.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
k Auto Off
To reduce the drain on the batteries, the monitor turns off and the camera enters
standby mode (A 13), if no operations are performed for a certain period of time.
The power-on lamp flashes in standby mode. If no operations are performed for
another three minutes, the camera turns off automatically.
Use this option to set time before camera enters standby mode.
Auto off
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode if no
operations are performed from 30 s (default setting), 1 m, 5 m, and 30 m.
Sleep Mode
If On (default setting) is selected, the camera will enter standby mode when there is
no change in the brightness of the subject, even before the time selected in the
auto off menu has elapsed.
The camera will enter sleep mode after 30 seconds when Auto off is set to 1 m or
less, or after 1 minute when Auto off is set to 5 m or more.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
C
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Notes on Auto Off
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following cases:
• While menus are displayed: 3 minutes
• While slide show is in progress: Up to 30 minutes
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
l Format Memory/m Format Card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera.
The Format memory option appears in the setup
menu.
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
No
Format
Exit
Formatting a Memory Card
When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option appears in the setup menu.
Format card
All images will
be deleted! OK?
No
Format
B
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Exit
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data. Be sure to transfer
important pictures to a computer before formatting.
• Do not turn the camera off, open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during formatting.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX
L16, format them.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
n Language
Choose one of 24 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
86
Czech
Polish
Danish
Portuguese
German
Russian
(default setting)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
Greek
Turkish
French
Arabic
Indonesian
Simplified Chinese
Italian
Traditional Chinese
Hungarian
Japanese
Dutch
Korean
Norwegian
Thai
o Video mode
Adjust settings for connection to a television. Choose from NTSC and PAL.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
p Reset All
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default
values.
Pop-up Menu
Option
Flash mode (A 26)
Default value*
Auto
Self-timer (A 28)
Off
Macro mode (A 29)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 30)
0.0
* For the default settings for the scene mode (A 32), see the description for each scene.
Scene Mode
Option
Scene mode (A 32)
Default value
Portrait
Option
Movie options (A 47)
Default value
TV movie 640P
Shooting Menu
Option
Image mode (A 63)
Default value
L18: y Normal (3264)
L16: d Normal (3072)
White balance (A 65)
Auto
Continuous (A 67)
Single
Color options (A 68)
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Movie Menu
Standard color
87
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Setup Menu
Option
Menus (A 76)
Text
Welcome screen (A 76)
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
88
Default value
None
Photo info (A 80)
Auto info
Brightness (A 80)
3
Date imprint (A 81)
Off
Anti-shake AE (A 82)
Auto
AF assist (A 83)
Auto
Button sound (A 83)
On
Shutter sound (A 83)
On
Auto off (A 84)
30 s
Sleep mode (A 84)
On
Others
Option
Paper size (A 56, 57)
Default value
Default
• Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (A 92) from the memory. Numbering will
continue from the lowest number available. To reset file numbering to “0001”, delete all pictures
(A 73) before selecting Reset all.
• Settings for Date (A 77), Language (A 86), Video mode (A 86), Battery type (A 89) and
picture stored in the camera for the welcome screen (A 76) in the setup menu and Preset
manual (A 66) in the White balance menu will remain unaffected even if Reset all is
performed.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
s Battery type
To ensure that the camera shows the correct battery level (A 18), choose the type
that matches the batteries currently in use.
Alkaline (default setting)
LR6 alkaline batteries
COOLPIX (Ni-MH)
ZR6 oxyride batteries
Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable nickel-metal hydride
batteries
Lithium
FR6/L91 lithium batteries
d Protect
h Copy
Copy pictures between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Select an option from the copy screen and
press k.
Copy
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion. Note, however, that formatting
the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently erase
protected files (A 85).
See “Selecting Multiple Pictures” (A 71) for more information on using
this function.
Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon (A 7, 40) in playback mode.
q: Copy pictures from internal memory to
memory card.
r: Copy pictures from memory card to internal
memory.
Exit
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
2
Select a copy option and press k.
Selected images:
Copy pictures selected from the picture
selection screen (A 71).
All images:
Copy all pictures.
Camera to card
Selected images
All images
Exit
B
Notes on Copying Pictures
• JPEG- and AVI- format files can be copied. Files recorded in any other format cannot be copied.
• Pictures taken with another make of camera or that have been modified on a computer cannot be
copied.
• Edited copies have the same protection marking (A 89) as the original, but are not marked for
printing (A 60).
D
More Information
See, “Image File and Folder Names” (A 92) for more information.
Shooting, Playback and Setup Menus
90
r Firmware Version
View the current camera firmware version.
COOLPIX L18 Ver.X.X
Back
Firmware version
Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable battery
Two Nikon EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries (EN-MH1-B2)
Battery charger
MH-71 Battery Charger
EH-65A AC adapter (connects as shown)
1
2
3
1
AC adapter
2
1
2
EH-62B AC adapter cannot be used.
USB cable
USB cable UC-E6
A/V cable
Audio/Video cable EG-CP14
Approved Memory Cards
The following memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the
COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16.
All cards of the designated make and capacity can be used, regardless of speed.
2
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2
Toshiba
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2
Panasonic
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB1, 4 GB2
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device
supports 2 GB cards.
SDHC-compliant. If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device,
check that device supports SDHC.
Technical Notes
1
SanDisk
Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of card. Contact the manufacturer
for details on the above cards.
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Image File and Folder Names
Pictures and movies are assigned file names as follows.
D SC N 00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still pictures and
movies
DSCN
Cropped copies
RSCN
Small copies
SSCN
D-Lighting copies
FSCN
Extension (signifies the file type)
Still pictures
.JPG
Movies
.AVI
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
Technical Notes
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• Files are stored in folders automatically named with a three-digit folder number
followed by NIKON (e.g. “100NIKON”). If a picture is taken when the current
folder contains 200 pictures, a new folder will be created by adding one to the
current folder number. (e.g. “100NIKON” → “101NIKON”). If a picture is taken
when the current file is numbered 9999, a new folder will also be created and
the new file number is returned to 0001.
• Files are stored in folders named with a folder number followed by a fivecharacter identifier: “P_” plus a three-digit sequence number for pictures taken
using panorama assist (A 38) (e.g. “101P_001”) and file numbers will be
assigned automatically starting with “0001”.
• If files are copied between the internal memory and the memory card (A 89),
the files are named as follows.
• Selected images: The image data is copied in the current folder (or the
folder to be used in the next time shooting). The newly copied pictures are
numbered consecutively from the largest number available in the internal
memory or memory card.
• All images: All the pictures in the folder are copied with the same file
numbers. New folder numbers are assigned in ascending order starting from
the largest folder number available. The file names are not changed.
• If a picture is taken when the current folder is numbered 999 and contains 200
pictures or a picture numbered 9999, no further pictures can be taken until the
memory card is replaced with a new one or the medium is formatted (A 85).
Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
B
Keep Dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do Not Drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the Lens and all Moving Parts with Care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot or battery chamber. These
parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or
damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
B
Do Not Point the Lens at Strong Light Sources for Extended Periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor, producing a
white blur effect in photographs.
B
Keep Away from Strong Magnetic Fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory
card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
B
Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature
B
Turn the Product Off Before Removing or Disconnecting the Power Source
Do not unplug the product or remove the batteries while the product is on, or while images are
being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data
or in damage to product memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of
power, avoid carrying the product from one place to another while an AC adapter is connected.
Technical Notes
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a
carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
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Caring for the Camera
B
The Self-timer Lamp/AF-assist Illuminator LED
The light-emitting diode (LED; A 4, 28, 83) used in the self-timer
lamp/AF-assist illuminator conforms to the following IEC
standard:
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Batteries
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out, and replace the batteries if necessary (A 18).
If possible, carry spare batteries when taking pictures on important occasions.
• Battery capacity tends to decrease on cold days. Be sure that the batteries are fresh before heading
outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and exchange as
necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local
regulations.
Technical Notes
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Caring for the Camera
Cleaning
Lens
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower
(typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is
pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints
or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft
cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working
toward the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened
with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains,
clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry
cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt
with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly. Note
that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the
warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Storage
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Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic
common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded using the
product will not be affected.
• When framing bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward either end may
appear in the display. This phenomenon, known as “smear,” does not appear in the final
photograph and does not indicate a malfunction. Some smear may appear in movies.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
Technical Notes
Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away. Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for
an extended period. Do not store the camera with naptha or camphor moth balls,
or in any of the following locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)
• Poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60 %
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed in the
monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.
Display
O (blinks)
Problem
Solution
Set clock.
Battery running low.
Prepare to replace
batteries.
Battery exhausted.
Replace batteries.
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
O
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
recording is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when recording is
complete.
22
N
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is in
“lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch
to “write” position.
17
P
This card cannot be
used.
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors
are clean.
• Confirm that memory
card is correctly inserted.
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16
P
Memory card has not been
Card is not formatted. formatted for use in
Format card?
camera.
No
Yes
Choose Yes and press k
to format card, or turn
camera off and replace
card.
17
N
• Choose smaller image
size.
• Delete pictures.
63
B
N
Battery exhausted.
Q (● blinks red)
P
This card cannot be
read.
Technical Notes
Memory card is full.
Out of memory.
• Insert new memory card.
• Remove memory card
and use internal
memory.
96
A
Clock not set.
77
12, 89
22, 23
16
24, 48,
73
16
17
Error Messages
A
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format internal memory or
memory card.
85
Camera has run out of file
numbers.
• Insert new memory card.
• Format internal memory
or memory card.
16
85
Picture cannot be used for
welcome screen.
Choose picture 640 × 480
pixels or larger, or picture
taken at an image mode
setting other than 16:9.
44, 45,
63
Cannot copy picture.
Delete pictures from
destination.
73
Cannot edit selected
picture.
Select picture that supports
crop, D-Lighting or small
picture.
42
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
91
N
Memory contains no
images.
No pictures in the internal
memory or memory card.
Remove memory card to
play back pictures from
internal memory.
17
N
File not created with
COOLPIX L18/L16.
View file on computer or
other device.
–
Disable protection.
89
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then
on again. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service
representative.
18
USB cable disconnected
during printing.
Turn camera off, reconnect
USB cable.
55
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove
and reinsert batteries, and
turn camera on. If error
persists, contact retailer or
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
12, 18
P
Image cannot be
saved.
N
Image cannot be
modified.
N
Cannot record
movie.
File contains no
image data.
Problem
N
Picture is protected.
This image cannot be
deleted
Lens error Q
P
Communications
error
System error Q
Technical Notes
Solution
Display
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Error Messages
Display
PR
Printer error:
check printer
status.
Problem
Running out of ink or
printer error.
Solution
A
Check printer. After
checking the ink or solving
the problem, select
Resume and press k to
resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: check
paper
Specified size of paper is
not loaded in printer.
Load the specified paper,
select Resume and press
k to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: paper
jam
Paper has jammed in the
printer.
Eject the jammed paper,
select Resume and press
k to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: out of
paper
No paper is loaded in
printer.
Load the specified paper,
select Resume and press
k to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: check
ink
Ink error.
Check ink, select Resume
and press k to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: out of
ink
Ink cartridge is empty.
Replace ink, select Resume
and press k to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
Select Cancel and press k
to cancel printing.
–
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
Technical Notes
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Refer to the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Display, Settings and Power Supply
Cause/Solution
A
• Camera is off.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the
shutter-release button halfway.
• When flash lamp blinks red, wait until flash
has charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB
cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via A/V cable.
18
18
11, 13
Monitor is hard to read
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
• Monitor has dimmed to save power. Monitor
brightens when controls are used.
80
95
13
Camera turns off without
warning
• Batteries are low.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save
power.
• Batteries are cold.
18
Date and time of recording are
not correct
• Pictures recorded before clock was set, and
“Date not set” indicator blinks during shooting,
will have time stamp of “00/00/0000 00:00”;
movies will be dated “01/01/2008 00:00.”
Set the correct date and time from Date in the
setup menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more
accurate timepieces and reset as required.
14
No indicators displayed in
monitor
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
80
Date imprint not available
Camera clock has not been set.
Problem
Monitor is blank
Camera settings reset
Backup battery is exhausted; all settings were
restored to their default values.
50
49
94
77
Technical Notes
Date not appearing on pictures Date does not appear on movies or on pictures
even when Date imprint is
taken using p.
enabled
27
14, 77
37, 46
78
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Troubleshooting
Electronically Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the camera may stop
functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the
camera off, remove and replace the battery, then turn the camera on again. In the event of
continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that
disconnecting the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not recorded
to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded
will not be affected.
Shooting
Problem
A
No picture taken when shutter- • When camera is in playback mode, press the
release button is pressed.
shooting mode button.
• When menus are displayed, press d.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
24
Camera cannot focus.
23
• The intended subject is one with which
autofocus does not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Focus error. Turn camera off and then on
again.
Use flash.
Use anti-shake AE.
Use D.
Use tripod and self-timer.
10
18
27
83
18
Technical Notes
Pictures are blurred.
•
•
•
•
Bright specks appear in
pictures taken with flash.
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn flash
off.
27
Flash does not fire.
• Flash is off.
• Some scene modes that cannot turn on flash
are selected.
• Continuous, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is
selected for Continuous.
26
32
Optical zoom cannot be used while recording
movies.
46
Optical zoom cannot be used.
100
Cause/Solution
26
82
67
5, 28
67
Troubleshooting
Problem
Digital zoom cannot be used.
Cause/Solution
Digital zoom cannot be used:
• When b Portrait or e Night portrait is
selected from the scene mode menu.
• When Multi-shot 16 is selected from the
Continuous settings in the shooting mode
menu.
• Before movie is started.
A
33, 34
67
46
Image mode not available.
Image mode cannot be adjusted when Multishot 16 is selected for Continuous.
67
No sound when shutter is
released.
• Off is selected for Sound settings > Shutter
sound in setup menu.
• Continuous, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is
selected for Continuous in shooting menu.
• d (Sports scene mode) or l (Museum
scene mode) is selected.
• Movie mode is selected.
83
AF-assist illuminator does not
light.
Pictures appear smeared.
• Off is selected for AF assist option in camera
setup menu.
• AF-assist illuminator turns off automatically in
some modes.
67
33, 36
46
83
33-37
95
Colors are unnatural.
White balance does not match light source.
65
Randomly spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in image.
Shutter speed too slow or ISO sensitivity too high.
Noise can be reduced by:
• Using flash
• Choosing scene mode with noise reduction
26
34, 35
Pictures are too dark
(underexposed).
•
•
•
•
•
26
20
26
30
26, 37
Pictures are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
Flash is off.
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Subject is backlit. Select o (Backlight scene
mode) or use fill flash.
Technical Notes
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
30
101
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Unexpected results when flash
set to V (auto with red-eye
reduction).
If V (auto with red-eye reduction) or fill flash
with slow sync and red-eye reduction in e
(Night portrait scene mode) is used, in-Camera
Red Eye Fix may, in very rare cases, be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye.
Use flash modes other than V (auto with redeye reduction) and take pictures in the shooting
mode other than e Night Portrait
26, 34
Playback
Cause/Solution
A
File cannot be played back.
File was overwritten or renamed by computer or
other make of camera.
–
Cannot zoom in on picture.
Playback zoom cannot be used with movies,
small pictures, or pictures that have been
cropped to below 320 × 240.
–
Problem
Cannot use D-Lighting, crop, or • These options cannot be used with movies,
and pictures taken when 16:9 is applied in
small picture options.
the image-mode setting.
• Select picture that supports D-Lighting, crop,
or small picture.
• Other cameras may be unable to play back
pictures recorded with this camera.
Technical Notes
102
48, 63
42
–
Pictures not displayed on
television.
• Choose correct video mode.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace
memory card. Remove memory card to play
back pictures from internal memory.
86
16
Nikon Transfer does not start
when camera is connected.
•
•
•
•
•
18
18
50
–
53
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
If your computer is running Windows 2000
Professional, your camera cannot be
connected.
• Computer is not set to launch Nikon Transfer
automatically.
For more information on Nikon Transfer, refer to
help information contained in Nikon Transfer.
–
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
Pictures to be printed are not
displayed.
Memory card contains no pictures. Replace
memory card. Remove memory card to print
pictures from internal memory.
Cannot select paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera if
the printer does not support the page sizes used
by the camera, or the printer automatically
selects the page size. Use the printer to select
page size.
A
16
56, 57
Technical Notes
103
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX L18/COOLPIX L16 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
COOLPIX L18: 8.0 million
COOLPIX L16: 7.1 million
CCD
1/2.5-in. CCD
Total pixels
Lens
3× Zoom-Nikkor lens
Focal length
5.7-17.1mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle:
35-105mm)
f/-number
f/2.8–4.7
Construction
5 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom
Up to 4× (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle:
approx. 420mm)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from
lens)
• Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.) to ∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 15 cm (5.9 in.) to ∞ (when the zoom
indicator is positioned over G)
Focus-area selection
Center, Face-priority
AF-assist illumination
Class 1 LED product (IEC 60825-1 Edition 1.2-2001); max. output:
1000 μW
Monitor
COOLPIX L18: 3.0in., Approx.230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level
brightness adjustment
COOLPIX L16: 2.8in., Approx.230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level
brightness adjustment
Technical Notes
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
(Compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
(Compared to actual picture)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
104
COOLPIX L18: 8.29 million
COOLPIX L16: 7.41 million
Internal memory (Approx.21 MB)
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant
Compressed: JPEG-Baseline compliant
Movies: AVI
Specifications
Image size (pixels)
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
COOLPIX L18:
• 3264 × 2448 [High (3264P) / Normal (3264)]
• 2592 × 1944 [Normal (2592)]
• 2048 × 1536 [Normal (2048)]
• 1024 × 768 [PC Screen (1024)]
• 640 × 480 [TV Screen (640)]
• 1920 × 1080 [16:9 (1920)]
COOLPIX L16:
• 3072 × 2304 [High (3072P) / Normal (3072)]
• 2592 × 1944 [Normal (2592)]
• 2048 × 1536 [Normal (2048)]
• 1024 × 768 [PC Screen (1024)]
• 640 × 480 [TV Screen (640)]
• 1920 × 1080 [16:9 (1920)]
Auto (ISO 64-1600)
Exposure
Metering
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than
2×), spot (digital zoom 2× or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto-exposure with anti-shake AE and exposure
compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Range
(ISO 100)
[W]: -1 to +16.2 EV
[T]: 0.5 to 17.6 EV
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/1500–1 s
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/2.8 and f/5.6 [W])
10 seconds
Range
[W]: 0.5 to 7.7 m (19.7 in. to 25 ft. 3.1 in.)
[T]: 0.5 to 4.5 m (19.7 in. to 14 ft. 9.1 in.)
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Technical Notes
Built-in flash
105
Specifications
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminals
• Audio/video (A/V) out
• Digital I/O (USB)
Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Greek, French,
Indonesian, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese
(Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
Supported languages
Power sources
• Two AA alkaline, lithium, or oxyride batteries
• Two EN-MH1 rechargeable NiMH batteries (available
separately)
• EH-65A AC adapter (available separately)
Battery life*
Approx. 180 shots with alkaline, 650 shots with lithium, or
300 shots with EN-MH1 batteries
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 95 × 61 × 29.5 mm (3.7 × 2.4 × 1.2 in.)
(excluding projections)
Weight
Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz) without battery and memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
Technical Notes
B
106
0 to 40 °C (+32 to 104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged EN-MH1 batteries
operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life
of camera batteries. Measured at 23 °C (73 °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired
with every other shot, image mode set to [COOLPIX L18: y Normal(3264)/COOLPIX L16:
d Normal (3072)].
Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images
are displayed.
Supplied batteries are for trial use only.
Specifications
Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain. The appearance of this product
and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital
camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows
pictures to be printed from print orders stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.2: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format
for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored
with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are
output from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and
printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer
without connecting the camera to a computer.
Technical Notes
107
Index
Symbols
U Anti-shake AE 19, 82
k Apply selection button 5
A Auto mode 8, 31
B Battery level indicator 18
l Delete button 5, 25
G Easy auto mode 8, 18
o Exposure compensation 9, 30
m Flash mode 9, 26
j Help 11
i Playback zoom 41
h Thumbnail playback 40
f and g zoom buttons 5, 20, 29, 48, 56
p Macro mode 9, 29
d button 10
D Movie mode 8, 46
c Playback button 8
C Scene mode 8, 32
n Self-timer 9, 28
A
Technical Notes
AC adapter 13, 91
Accessories 91
AE-L 39
AF assist 83
Anti-shake AE 19, 82
Aperture 22
Audio/Video (A/V) cable 49, 91
Auto off 84
Auto with red-eye reduction 26
Autofocus 22, 23
AVI 92
B
Backlight (o) 32, 37
Backlit subjects 26, 37
Batteries 12, 94
EN-MH1 12, 89, 91
FR6/L91 (AA) 12, 89
LR6 (AA) 12, 89
ZR6 (AA) 12, 89
Battery charger 91
108
Battery level indicator 18
Battery type 13, 89
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
5
Beach/snow (g) 32, 34
Best shot selector (BSS) 67
Black-and-white 68
Blur 100
Brightness 80
C
Cable connector 4, 49, 51, 55
Cleaning
Body 95
Lens 95
Monitor 95
Close-up (k) 32, 36
Cloudy 65
Color options 68
Computer 50–53
Continuous 67, 69
Copy 89
Copy (n) 32, 36
Crop 44
Cyanotype 68
D
Date 14–15, 77
Date imprint 81
Daylight 65
Daylight saving time 14, 77
DCF 107
Delete 24, 25, 48, 73
Digital print order format 60, 107
Digital zoom 21
D-Lighting 43
DPOF 60–61, 107
DSCN 92
Dusk/dawn (i) 32, 35
E
EH-65A AC adapter 13, 91
Error messages 96–98
Index
Exif version 2.2 107
Exposure compensation 9, 30
Extension 92
F
Face Priority 20, 23
File names 92
Fill flash 26
Firmware version 90
Flash 4
lamp 5, 27
mode 9, 26, 69
Fluorescent 65
Focus 6, 22
area 6, 22
indicator 6, 22
Focus lock 31
Folder names 92
Format 17, 85
Framing 20
FSCN 92
Full-frame playback mode 24, 25
H
Help 11
I
N
Night landscape (j) 32, 35
Night portrait (e) 32, 34
Noise reduction 34, 35
Number of exposures remaining 64
J
O
JPEG 104
JPG 92
Optical zoom 21
L
Panorama 37–39
Panorama assist (p) 32, 37
Paper size 56, 57
Party/indoor (f) 32, 34
PictBridge 55, 107
Playback 24, 40–45
mode 8, 24, 25
Landscape (c) 32, 33
Language 14, 86
Lens 4, 95
M
Macro mode 9, 29
Memory card 6–7, 16, 64, 91
Technical Notes
Image mode 32, 63
Incandescent 65
Internal memory 6–7, 16, 64, 85
capacity 64
formatting 85
ISO sensitivity 6, 27
approved 91
capacity of 64
formatting 85
Inserting and removing 16
slot 16
Menu button 10
Menus 76
Microphone 4, 46
Monitor 5, 6–7, 18, 19, 80, 95
brightness 80
indicators in 6–7
Monitor settings 80
Movie menu 47
Movie mode 46
Movie options 47
maximum movie length 47
small size 47
TV movie 47
Movies 46, 48
deleting 48
playback 48
recording 46
Multi selector 5, 9
Multi-shot 16 67
Museum (l) 32, 36
P
109
Index
thumbnail 40
zoom 41
Playback menu 70–73
Portrait (b) 32, 33
Power switch 4, 12
Power-on lamp 4, 12
Print set 60
Print size 64
Printer 54
Protect 89
R
Red-eye reduction 27
Reset all 87
RSCN 92
S
Technical Notes
110
Secure Digital (SD) memory card 1
Self-timer 9, 28, 69
Self-timer lamp 4, 28
Sepia 68
Setup menu 74–90
Shooting menu 62–69
Shooting mode 8
Shooting mode button 5, 8
Shooting-mode selection menu 8
Shutter speed 22
Shutter-release button 4
Single 67
Slide show 72
Slow sync 26
Small picture 45
Smear 95
Sound settings 83
Speaker 4
Sports (d) 32, 33
SSCN 92
Standard color 68
Strap, Camera 11
Sunset (h) 32, 35
Support information 2
T
Television 49
connecting to 49
Thumbnail playback 40
Time zone 14–15, 77, 79
Transfer 51
Tripod socket 5
U
USB cable 51, 55, 91
V
Video mode 86
Vivid color 68
Volume 48
W
Welcome screen 76
White balance 65, 69
preset manual 66
Z
Zoom 20
buttons 5, 20, 29, 48, 56
indicator 6
playback 41
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