Nikon | COOLPIX L101 | User's Manual | Nikon COOLPIX L101 User's Manual

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DIGITAL C AMER A
Quick Start Guide
Package Contents
pg. 2
First Steps
pg. 4
Taking Pictures
pg. 9
Installing PictureProject
pg. 12
Viewing Pictures on a Computer
pg. 21
NOTE: Illustrations show the COOLPIX L1.
Package Contents
Remove the camera and accessories from the box and confirm that you have all
the items listed below.
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The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography
with the
DIGITAL C AMER A
DIGITAL CAMERA
Quick Start
St t Guide
COOLPIX L1/L101
digital camera
Quick Start Guide (this guide) Guide to Digital Photography
and
Rechargeable EN-MH1-B2
batteries (× 2)
or
MH-71 battery charger
with power cable
LR6 (AA) alkaline
batteries (× 2)
(also available as options)
Camera strap
UC-E6 USB cable
EG-CP14 audio/video cable
PictureProject installer CD
(yellow)
PictureProject reference
manual CD (silver)
Warranty
Warranty
Depending on the country or region of purchase, the package will include either alkaline
batteries or an MH-71 battery charger with rechargeable EN-MH1-B2 batteries.
NOTE: Memory card not provided. See page 58 of the Guide to Digital Photography for a list
of approved memory cards.
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Package Contents
Parts of the Camera
Shutter-release
button
Power switch
Power-on lamp
Flash
Eyelet for
camera strap
Battery-chamber
cover
Lens
Flash lamp
Mode selector
Zoom button
MENU button
Monitor
Multi selector
(delete)
button
Connector cover
(playback)
button
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First Steps
Step 1—Attach the Camera Strap
Step 2—Charge the Batteries
If your camera came with alkaline batteries, skip this step and proceed directly
to Step 3.
2.1
Connect the power cable to the charger (햲
햲)
and then plug it into a power outlet (햳
햳). The
CHARGE lamp will light (햴
햴).
햲
햴
햳
2.2 Insert the batteries as indicated on the charger.
The CHARGE lamp will start to blink. Charging is complete when the CHARGE lamp stops
blinking.
A pair of new or fully exhausted batteries will
charge in about two and a half hours.
Step 3—Insert the Batteries
햳
햴
햳
햲
햲
Note orientation of “+”
and “–” terminals
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First Steps
Step 4—Turn the Camera On
4.1
Slide the mode selector to
.
4.2 Press the power switch to turn the camera on.
Auto off (Stand-by Mode)
If no operations are performed for about a minute, the monitor will turn off to save
power. The power-on lamp will blink, and the display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button. If no operations are performed for a further three
minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.
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First Steps
Step 5—Choose a Language and Set the Camera Clock
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned on.
Follow the steps below to choose a language and set the time and date.
The Multi Selector
Use the multi selector to navigate the camera menus.
Move cursor up
Make selection
Move cursor left
Move cursor right
Move cursor down
In the description that follows, the buttons used to perform a task
are shown in color; if more than one button is highlighted, any
of the highlighted buttons can be used. For example, “press the
multi selector up or down” is shown as illustrated at right.
5.1
5.2
Highlight language.
5.3
Confirmation dialog displayed.
5.4
Highlight Yes.
TIME ZONE menu displayed.*
* If daylight saving time is in effect, press multi selector down to highlight DaylightSaving
and press center to select. Press multi selector up to return to Step 5.4.
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First Steps
5.5
5.6
Display map of world time zones.
5.7
Select home time zone.
5.8
Display DATE menu.
5.9
Edit Day (order of Day, Month, and Year
may differ in some areas).
5.10
Select Month. Repeat Steps 5.8–5.9 to
edit Month, Year, hour, and minute
5.11
Highlight D M Y.
5.12
AUTO
Choose date display order.
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Exit to shooting mode.
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First Steps
Step 6—Choose the Battery Type
This step is only required with alkaline batteries. If your camera came with ENMH1-B2 NiMH batteries, skip this step and proceed directly to “Taking Pictures.”
6.1
6.2
Display shooting menu.
6.3
Highlight Set-Up.
6.4
Display setup menu.
6.5
Highlight Battery Type.
6.6
Display options.
6.7
Highlight Alkaline.
6.8
AUTO
Select and return to setup menu.
6
Exit to shooting mode.
Replacing the Batteries
After inserting new batteries, check that the correct type is selected in the Battery
Type menu as described on page 47 of the Guide to Digital Photography.
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Taking Pictures
Step 1— Check Indicators in the Monitor
Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining.
Number of exposures remaining
AUTO
6
AUTO
6
Battery level indicator
Display
Description
NO ICON
Battery fully charged.
Low battery. Ready spare batteries.
WARNING!!
Batteries exhausted. No pictures can be taken until fresh batteries
BATTERY EXHAUSTED are inserted.
Where Are My Pictures Stored?
The camera stores pictures in internal memory (approximately 10 MB) or on removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately; a list of approved memory cards is provided on page 58 of the Guide to Digital Photography). Pictures are
stored in internal memory when no memory card is inserted.
Step 2— Ready the Camera
Hold the camera steady in both hands, keeping your
fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash,
and microphone.
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Taking Pictures
Step 3— Frame a Picture
Use the zoom button to frame the subject near the center of the monitor.
The zoom button
to zoom in on the subject so that it fills
Press
a larger area of the frame. Press
to zoom out,
increasing the area visible in the frame.
AUTO
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Step 4— Focus and Shoot
4 .1 Lightly press the shutter-release button about
halfway, stopping when you feel resistance.
The camera will set focus and exposure for the
subject closest to the camera. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
AUTO
6
With the shutter-release button pressed halfway, check the focus indicator and flash lamp:
Focus indicator
On (green) Subject in focus.
Camera unable to focus.
Blinks red Change composition and
try again.
Flash lamp
On
Blinks
Off
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AUTO
Flash will fire when picture is taken.
Flash charging.
Flash off or not required.
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AUTO
6
Taking Pictures
4 .2 Smoothly press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down to release the shutter and
take the picture. To prevent blur, avoid moving
the camera while pressing the shutter-release
button.
Step 5—View Pictures
5.1
Press the
monitor.
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button
Use the multi selector to view other pictures. View previous picture
Press the multi selector down or right to view
pictures in the order recorded, up or left to view
pictures in reverse order.
View next picture
Press the
5.2
button again to return to shooting mode.
Press the power switch to turn the camera off.
The power-on lamp will go out.
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Installing PictureProject
PictureProject
Install the supplied PictureProject software to transfer pictures to a computer
for easy viewing and storage. The main controls in the PictureProject are shown
below. See the PictureProject reference manual on the silver CD for details.
Organize: View and organize pictures.
Edit: Crop pictures, adjust brightness and
hue, and use other retouch tools.
Collection list: Group pictures into
collections and folders.
Picture list: View the pictures in
the current collection or folder.
Design: Arrange pictures.
PictureProject can also be used for a variety of other tasks, including printing
pictures, sending pictures by e-mail, viewing slide shows, and copying pictures
to CD or DVD (requires Windows or Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later).
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Installing PictureProject
Before You Begin: System Requirements
Confirm that your system meets the following requirements:
Windows
300 MHz Pentium or better recommended (550 MHz Pentium III or better
recommended for muvee)
Preinstalled versions of Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP ProfesOS
sional, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), or
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Hard disk space 60 MB required for installation
RAM
Minimum 64 MB (128 MB for muvee)
Video resolution 800 × 600 or more with 16-bit color (High Color) or better
Miscellaneous Only computers with built-in USB ports supported
CPU
Macintosh
OS
Hard disk space
RAM
Video resolution
Miscellaneous
Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or later (10.2.8 or later required for Burn Disc)
60 MB required for installation
Minimum 64 MB
800 × 600 or more with 16-bit color (thousands of colors) or better
Only computers with built-in USB ports supported
Important!
Exit All Other Applications
Exit all other applications and turn off any virus-checking software.
Notice to Users of Nikon View or Nikon Capture
Uninstall Nikon View before installing PictureProject. For information on using
PictureProject with Nikon Capture, see the PictureProject reference manual on the silver
CD.
Log on as an Administrator
Use an account with administrator privileges to install or uninstall PictureProject under
Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, or
Mac OS X.
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Installing PictureProject
Windows
Installing PictureProject: Windows
1 Turn the computer on and wait for Windows to start up.
the yellow installer CD. The Install Center
2 Insert
program will start and a “Select Region” dialog
will be displayed. Select a region and click Next.
(The “Select Region” dialog is not displayed in
the European release of PictureProject. European users can proceed directly to Step 3.)
If the Install Center Does Not Start
Open the “My Computer” window by selecting My Computer from the
Start menu (Windows XP) or by double-clicking the My Computer icon
on the desktop (other versions of Windows), then double-click the CD
(PictureProject) icon.
3 Select a language and click Next.
Easy Install to install the following:
4 Click
• PTP drivers for COOLPIX-series cameras (Windows XP only)
• Nikon Mass Storage Camera Drivers (Windows
98 SE only)
• Panorama Maker
• Apple QuickTime 6
• Nikon Fotoshare (Europe only)
• PictureProject
• Microsoft DirectX 9
NOTE: The dialogs displayed during installation may differ from those shown here.
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Windows
Installing PictureProject
Installing Drivers (Windows XP/Windows 98 SE Only)
Follow the on-screen instructions to
install the drivers. On some Windows
XP systems the installation may be performed by a wizard.
Windows XP
the on-screen
5 Follow
Panorama Maker.
Windows 98 SE
instructions to install
6 Click Yes to install QuickTime 6.
the on-screen instructions
7 Follow
Fotoshare (Europe only).
to install
8 Read the license agreement and click Yes.
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Installing PictureProject
Next to install PictureProject to the des9 Click
tination shown, or click Browse… to choose a
different folder.
10 Click Yes to create the destination folder.
Yes to create a shortcut to PictureProject
11 Click
on the desktop.
12 Click Finish.
DirectX 9
If DirectX 9 is not already installed, the dialog
shown at right will be displayed. Follow the onscreen instructions to install DirectX 9.
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Windows
Windows
Installing PictureProject
Finish or Yes to restart the
13 Click
computer.
DirectX 9 not
installed in Step 12.
DirectX 9 installed
in Step 12.
PictureProject Import Assistant will be dis14 The
played once the computer restarts. To catalog
the images in the “Import from” folder for display in PictureProject:
1 Click Import. The time needed to catalog
the images is proportional to the number of
images in the folder.
2 Click Close to close the Import Assistant when import is complete.
To proceed without cataloging images, click Close. Images can be cataloged at any time; see the PictureProject reference manual on the silver CD
for details.
15 Remove the PictureProject installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
You can now to transfer pictures to the computer as described on page 21.
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Macintosh
Installing PictureProject
Installing PictureProject: Macintosh
1 Turn the computer on and insert the yellow installer CD.
the CD icon on the desktop and
2 Double-click
then double-click the Welcome icon. The Install Center program will start and a “Select Region” dialog will be displayed. Select a region
and click Next. (The “Select Region” dialog is not displayed in the European release of PictureProject. European users can proceed directly to
Step 3.)
3 Select a language and click Next.
Easy Install to install the following:
4 Click
• Panorama Maker
• PictureProject
• Apple QuickTime 6
the on-screen
5 Follow
Panorama Maker.
instructions to install
NOTE: The dialogs displayed during installation may differ from those shown here.
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Macintosh
Installing PictureProject
the administrator name and password
6 Enter
and click OK.
the license agreement and click Accept.
7 Read
Take a few moments to view the ReadMe file,
which may contain important information that
could not be included in this guide. Click Continue… to proceed with installation.
8 Click Install.
Yes to have PictureProject start automati9 Click
cally when the camera is connected.
10 Click Yes to add PictureProject to the Dock.
11 Click Quit.
Apple QuickTime 6
If an earlier version of QuickTime is installed,
the QuickTime 6 installer will start. Follow the
on-screen instructions to complete installation.
When the dialog shown at right is displayed, click
Continue. Do not complete the “Registered To,”
“Organization,” and “Registration Number” fields.
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Macintosh
Installing PictureProject
Restart to restart the com12 Click
puter. When the computer restarts, log in to the account used QuickTime 6 not
to install PictureProject.
installed in Step 11.
QuickTime 6
installed in Step 11.
PictureProject Import Assistant will be dis13 The
played once the computer restarts. To catalog
the images in the “Import from” folder for display in PictureProject:
1 Click Import. The time needed to catalog
the images is proportional to the number of
images in the folder.
2 Click Close to close the Import Assistant when import is complete.
To proceed without cataloging images, click Close. Images can be cataloged at any time; see the PictureProject reference manual on the silver CD
for details.
Installing Nikon Fotoshare (Europe Only)
To install Nikon Fotoshare (available only in Europe), open the “Fotoshare” folder
on the PictureProject installer CD and drag Nikon Fotoshare to the “Applications”
folder on the computer hard disk.
14 Remove the PictureProject installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
You can now to transfer pictures to the computer as described on page 21.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Install PictureProject Before Connecting the Camera
If PictureProject is not installed before the camera is connected, a hardware wizard
may be displayed. Click Cancel to exit and then disconnect the camera.
1 Turn the camera off.
the USB cable as shown at right. Con2 Connect
nect the camera directly to the computer; do
not connect the cable via a USB hub or keyboard. Do not use force.
the camera on. PictureProject will automatically detect the camera
3 Turn
and the PictureProject Transfer window will be displayed in the computer
monitor. Click Transfer to copy all the pictures in the camera memory to
the computer.
Windows XP
If the dialog shown at right is displayed, select Copy
pictures to a folder on my computer using
PictureProject and click OK. To bypass this dialog in
future, check Always do the selected action.
NOTE: The screenshots in this section are from Windows XP.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
4 The pictures are displayed in PictureProject when transfer is complete.
Use a Reliable Power Source
Nikon recommends using the optional EH-62B AC adapter kit to power the camera
for extended periods. Do not use another make or model of AC adapter.
Automatic Updates
PictureProject periodically checks for updates when the computer is connected to
the Internet. If an update is detected when PictureProject starts, an update dialog
will be displayed. Follow the on-screen instructions to update to the latest version
of PictureProject.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Disconnecting the Camera
Before turning the camera off and disconnecting the USB cable, remove the
camera from the system as described below.
• Windows XP: Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” ( )
icon in the taskbar and select Safely Remove USB
Mass Storage Device from the menu that appears.
• Windows 2000: Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware”
( ) icon in the taskbar and select Stop USB Mass
Storage Device from the menu that appears.
• Windows Me: Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware”
( ) icon in the taskbar and select Stop USB Disk
from the menu that appears.
• Windows 98 SE: In My Computer, right click on the
removable disk corresponding to the camera and
select Eject from the menu that appears.
• Macintosh: Drag the untitled camera volume (“NO
NAME”) into the Trash.
Please refer to the Guide to Digital Photography for more information on using
your Nikon digital camera.
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Other Features of the COOLPIX L1/L101
Advanced Red-Eye Reduction
Reduce “red-eye” when using the flash.
(Guide to Digital Photography,
Photography, pg. 14)
Face-Priority AF
(Guide to Digital Photography,
Photography, pp. 19–20)
Let the camera find the focus point for portraits.
Movie Mode
Record short movies with sound.
(Guide to Digital Photography,
Photography, pg. 25)
D-Lighting
Bring out details in shadows.
(Guide to Digital Photography,
Photography, pg. 28)
PictBridge
Print pictures directly from the camera.
(Guide to Digital Photography,
Photography, pp. 34–38)
Viewing the PictureProject Reference Manual
1 Start the computer and insert the silver reference CD.
the CD icon.
2 Double-click
• Windows: Double-click the CD (Nikon) icon in My Computer.
• Macintosh: Double-click the CD (Nikon) icon on the desktop.
the INDEX or INDEX.pdf icon to display a language selec3 Double-click
tion screen. Click a language to display an index of the documentation
available for PictureProject and click a title to view.
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