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The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and
Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
One-Touch Portrait Mode
More on Playback
Movies
Voice Recordings
Connecting to Televisions,
Computers, and Printers
Shooting, Playback, and Setup
Menus
Technical Notes
i
Introduction
For Your Safety
Introduction
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, remove the battery immediately, taking care to avoid burns.
Continued operation could result in
injury. After removing or disconnecting the power source, take the
equipment to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection.
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 Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection after unplugging the product and/or removing
the battery.
ii
Do not use the camera 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
battery or other small parts into
their mouths.
For Your Safety
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any change in
the battery, such as discoloration
or deformation.
• If liquid from the damaged battery comes in contact with clothing or skin, rinse immediately with
plenty of water.
•
•
•
•
Introduction
Observe caution when handling the battery
The battery may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling the battery for use in this
product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn
the product off.
• Only use a rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL8 lithium-ion battery (supplied). Charge the battery by
inserting it in an MH-62 battery
charger.
• When inserting the battery, do
not attempt to insert it upside
down or backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery or attempt to remove or
break the battery insulation or
casing.
• Do not expose the battery to
flame or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
• The battery is prone to leakage
when fully discharged. To avoid
damage to the product, be sure
to remove the battery when no
charge remains.
Observe the following precautions when handling the
battery charger
Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with
a dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
Do not handle the power cable or
go near the battery charger during lightening 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 Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection. Failure
to observe these precautions
could result in fire or electric
shock.
iii
For Your Safety
Introduction
• Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
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.
Introduction
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This 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.
COOLPIX S9
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be
notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are
not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon for your equipment.
Using other interface cables may
exceed the limits of Class B Part 15
of the FCC rules.
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
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Notices
Notice for Customers in Canada
Introduction
CAUTION
This class B digital apparatus meets
all requirements of the Canadian
Interference Causing Equipment
Regulations.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe
B respecte toutes les exigences du
Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur
du Canada.
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
Introduction .....................................................................................................ii
Introduction
For Your Safety..................................................................................................ii
WARNINGS ................................................................................................... ii
Notices................................................................................................................ v
About This Manual............................................................................................1
Information and Precautions............................................................................2
Parts of the Camera...........................................................................................4
The Monitor.......................................................................................................6
Shooting .......................................................................................................6
Playback........................................................................................................7
Basic Operations ................................................................................................ 8
The o (shooting/playback) Button...........................................................8
The Multi Selector .........................................................................................8
The p Button.........................................................................................9
The m Button .........................................................................................10
Help Displays...............................................................................................11
First Steps........................................................................................................12
Charging the Battery.......................................................................................12
Inserting the Battery .......................................................................................14
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................. 15
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time.................................................... 16
Inserting Memory Cards..................................................................................18
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode .....................................20
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select L (Auto) Mode..............................20
Step 2 Frame a Picture ....................................................................................22
Step 3 Focus and Shoot ................................................................................... 24
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures............................................................26
Full-Frame Playback .....................................................................................26
Deleting Pictures .........................................................................................26
Using the Flash ................................................................................................28
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer ...............................................................30
Macro Close-up Mode .....................................................................................31
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Scene Modes: n Scene Mode .......................................................................32
Introduction
Assist and Scene Modes ..................................................................................32
Assist Modes ....................................................................................................33
Taking Pictures in Assist Modes ...................................................................33
B Portrait Assist .........................................................................................34
E Landscape Assist ....................................................................................35
P Sports Assist ...........................................................................................36
D Night Portrait Assist................................................................................ 37
Scene Modes ....................................................................................................38
Taking Pictures in Scene Modes...................................................................38
One-Touch Portrait Mode..............................................................................44
Taking Pictures in the One-Touch Portrait Mode..........................................44
The One-Touch Portrait Menu........................................................................45
More on Playback ..........................................................................................46
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback ...........................................46
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom............................................................47
Editing Pictures................................................................................................48
Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop .................................................................. 49
Enhancing Brightness and Contrast: D-Lighting ...........................................50
H Resizing Pictures: Small Picture...............................................................51
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback .........................................................52
Movies.............................................................................................................53
Movie Mode.....................................................................................................53
The Movie Menu .............................................................................................54
Selecting Movie Options..............................................................................54
Auto-Focus Mode........................................................................................57
Movie Playback................................................................................................58
Deleting Movie Files ....................................................................................58
Voice Recordings ............................................................................................59
Making Voice Recordings ...............................................................................59
Playing Voice Recordings ................................................................................ 60
Copying Voice Recordings ..............................................................................61
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers ...................................62
Introduction
Connecting to a TV..........................................................................................63
Connecting to a Computer .............................................................................64
Before Connecting the Camera ...................................................................64
Setting the USB Option ...............................................................................65
Transferring Pictures to a Computer ............................................................66
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................... 68
Connecting the Camera and Printer ............................................................69
Printing Pictures One at a Time....................................................................70
Printing Multiple Pictures.............................................................................72
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set ..........................................................74
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus..........................................................76
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu .........................................................76
Z Image Mode ..........................................................................................77
d White Balance........................................................................................79
I Exp. +/–..................................................................................................81
q Continuous............................................................................................82
A Best Shot Selector (BSS) .........................................................................84
W Sensitivity ...............................................................................................85
d Color Options.........................................................................................86
Restrictions on Camera Settings .................................................................. 87
Playback Options: The Playback Menu ..........................................................88
w Print Set ................................................................................................. 90
z Slide Show .............................................................................................90
A Delete ....................................................................................................91
D Protect ................................................................................................. 91
E Transfer Marking ..................................................................................92
L Copy......................................................................................................93
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu............................................................94
R Menus....................................................................................................95
V Welcome Screen ....................................................................................96
W Date.......................................................................................................97
Z Monitor Settings..................................................................................100
f Date Imprint .........................................................................................101
u AF Assist .............................................................................................103
h Sound Settings.....................................................................................103
h Blur Warning........................................................................................104
i Auto Off ..............................................................................................104
M Format Memory/O Format Card ..........................................................105
j Language .............................................................................................106
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k Interface............................................................................................... 106
n Reset All............................................................................................... 107
B Firmware Version ................................................................................. 108
Introduction
x
Technical Notes ............................................................................................109
Optional Accessories .....................................................................................109
Image File and Folder Names .....................................................................110
Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................111
Cleaning ...................................................................................................113
Storage .....................................................................................................113
Error Messages............................................................................................... 114
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................ 118
Specifications .................................................................................................123
Index...............................................................................................................127
About This Manual
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols
and conventions are used:
j
This icon marks cautions, information that should be read
before use to prevent damage to
the camera.
l
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
k
This icon marks notes, information that should be read before
using the camera.
c
This icon indicates that more
information is available elsewhere in this manual or in the
Quick Start Guide.
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S9 digital camera. This
manual has been 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.
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.”
• Menu items, options, and messages displayed in the camera monitor are
shown in brackets ([ ]).
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.
k
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.
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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 and batteries) 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.
* Holographic seal: Identifies this
device as an authentic Nikon
product.
EN-EL8
rechargeable
battery
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 has been made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the
attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
2
Information and Precautions
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Introduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced
by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being 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 has been obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private companies (shares, bills, checks, gift 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
built-in 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 (c 96). Care should be taken to
avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage devices.
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Parts of the Camera
Introduction
Zoom control (c 22)
See also:
• j (thumbnail playback): c 46
• k (playback zoom): c 47
• l (help): c 11
m (one-touch portrait) button (c 44)
u (D-Lighting) button (c 50)
Power-on lamp
(c 16)
Power switch
Shutter-release
(c 16)
button (c 24)
Built-in microphone
(c 52, 53)
Speaker (c 52)
Self-timer lamp
(c 30)
AF-assist illuminator (LED;
c 28, 112)
Lens
(c 22, 111)
Lens cover
closed
Eyelet for camera strap
Built-in flash (c 28)
Attaching the Camera Strap
4
Lens cover
Parts of the Camera
(c 30)
d/g: Apply selection/
transfer picture (c 67)
F: Display macro closeup mode menu (c 31)
Monitor (c 6, 113)
Indicator lamp (c 24)/
Flash lamp (c 28)
Introduction
The Multi selector (c 8)
In shooting mode, you can activate the flash (J), the self-timer (H), and
macro close-up mode (F).
J: Display flash mode
menu (c 28)
H: Display self-timer menu
o (shooting/playback)
button (c 26, 46)
p button
(c 9)
T (delete) button
(c 26, 47, 52, 58)
m button
(c 10, 76)
Multi connector
Battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover (c 14)
Memory card
slot (c 18)
Battery latch
(c 14, 15)
Tripod socket
Battery chamber (c 14)
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The Monitor
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and
playback (actual display varies with current camera settings).
Introduction
Shooting
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13
14
1
Shooting mode ........ 20, 32, 44, 53
13 Date imprint/date counter ........ 101
2
Exposure lock ............................. 42
3
Macro close-up mode................. 31
4
Zoom indicator..................... 22, 31
Number of exposures
14 remaining................................... 20
Movie length .............................. 53
5
Focus indicator ........................... 24
6
Flash mode ................................ 28
7
Camera shake icon..................... 29
8
Internal memory/memory card
indicator .................................... 18
9
Battery level indicator ................. 20
10 Sensitivity (ISO equivalent) .......... 29
11 Self-timer indicator..................... 30
12
6
p
6
z A B C D
“Date not set” indicator........... 114
Time zone indicator.................... 97
15 Focus area .................................. 24
16 Exposure compensation value..... 81
17 Image mode ............................... 77
18 Color options ............................. 86
19 White balance mode .................. 79
20 Best shot selector (BSS)............... 84
21 Continuous shooting mode ........ 82
The Monitor
Playback
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6
7
8
START
10
1
Current folder .......................... 110
10 Movie playback indicator ............ 58
2
File number and type................ 110
11 Voice memo icon........................ 52
3
Internal memory/memory card
indicator .................................... 18
12 Image mode ............................... 77
4
Battery level indicator ................. 20
5
Volume indicator.................. 52, 58
6
Voice memo recording guide...... 52
7
Voice memo playback guide....... 52
8
Current frame number/total
number of frames/
movie length .............................. 58
9
D-Lighting icon .......................... 50
13 Small picture indicator ................ 51
14 Movie indicator .......................... 58
15 Protect icon ................................ 91
16 Print-order icon .......................... 74
17 Transfer icon ........................ 67, 92
18 Time of recording ....................... 16
19 Date of recording ....................... 16
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Basic Operations
The o (shooting/playback) Button
Introduction
Press o once in shooting mode to enter fullframe playback; press again to switch back to
shooting mode. (If the camera is turned off, press
o for about a second to turn the camera on in
playback mode.)
The Multi Selector
In addition to activating the flash, macro close-up, and self-timer modes and
functions, the multi selector is also used to perform the following operations.
Playback Mode
Display the previous
file (GI, c 26, 58)
(voice recording:G,
c 60)
Display the next file
(JH, c 26, 58)
(voice recording:H,
c 60)
Navigating the Menus
Return to the previous menu, or move
cursor left (I)
Move cursor down (H)
Move cursor up (G)
Display the sub-menu,
move cursor right, or
apply selection (J)
Apply selection
* In the manual, the button indicating up, down, left, and right of the multi selector is
shown as GHIJ.
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Basic Operations
The p Button
Introduction
Press p during shooting or playback to display
each mode-selection menu.
To choose the desired mode, use the multi selector.
Shooting Modes
L (G): Auto mode (c 20)
A simple “point-and-shoot” mode in which the majority
of camera settings are controlled by the camera
Shooting
T (I): Movie mode
(c 53)
Record movies. Select
one of five recording
modes
O (H): Voice recording mode (c 59)
Record sound only
n (J): Scene mode
(c 32)
Select one of fifteen
“scenes” suited to different subjects or shooting
conditions, such as
indoor parties or night
landscapes, and let the
camera do the rest
Playback Modes
i (G): Playback (c 46)
View still pictures and movies
Play
q (H): Voice playback
(c 52)
Listen to voice recordings
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Note on Selecting a Mode
To apply the selected mode, press d after choosing the desired mode by pressing the multi
selector GHIJ.
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Basic Operations
The m Button
Press m to display the menu for the mode selected (c 9).
Introduction
L
n
T
O
m
: Auto mode
: Scene mode
: Movie mode
: Voice recording mode
: One-touch portrait mode
i : Playback mode
→
→
→
→
→
Shooting menu (c 76)
Scene menu (c 32)
Movie menu (c 53)
Setup menu (c 94)
One-touch portrait menu (c 45)
→ Playback menu (c 88)
The following is a brief introduction of the parts of menus and how to navigate through them, using the shooting menu as an example.
Displayed when
there are one or
more menu items
to follow
Displayed when the menu
contains two or more pages
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Exp. +/Continuous
Exit
The shape of the bar for a selected menu
item indicates whether or not selection
from further options is necessary.
Displayed when
there are one or
more previous
menu items
Shooting menu
BSS
Sensitivity
Color Options
Exit
Press the multi selector J or
d to proceed to the next set
of options.
10
B
e
Sensitivity
Auto
64
100
200
400
Exit
Press the multi selector J or
d to apply selection.
Basic Operations
Help Displays
Continuous
Keep the
shutter-release button
pressed to take pictures
continuously.
Introduction
Information about camera menu options can be displayed in the COOLPIX S9
monitor. Press the zoom control to l (v) to view a description of the currently selected item.
Exit
• Press GH to show the previous or next menu item.
• Press d to display the options for the selected item.
• To return to the original menu, press the zoom control to l (v).
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First Steps
Charging the Battery
The camera uses a rechargeable Nikon EN-EL8 lithium-ion battery (supplied).
Charge the battery before first use or when the battery is running low.
1
Plug in the charger.
First Steps
Connect the power cable to the supplied MH-62 battery charger (1) and insert
the wall plug into a power outlet (2). The CHARGE lamp will light to show that
the charger is on (3).
2
Charge the battery.
Remove the terminal cover from the EN-EL8
and insert into the MH-62.
CHARGE lamp starts blinking when
battery is inserted. Charging is complete when lamp stops blinking.
About two hours are required to
charge a new or fully depleted battery.
CHARGE lamp
Blinks
12
Description
Battery charging.
On
Battery fully charged.
Flickers
Battery error. If ambient temperature is not 0 to 40 °C (32 to
104 °F), wait until temperature is in this range before charging. Otherwise unplug charger and remove battery immediately and take both devices to retailer or Nikon-authorized
service representative.
Charging the Battery
3
Unplug the charger.
Remove the battery and unplug the charger.
First Steps
j
The MH-62 Battery Charger
Before using the MH-62, read and follow the warnings and notices on pages ii to iv
of this manual.
The MH-62 is for use with EN-EL8 batteries. Do not use with incompatible batteries. The supplied power cable is intended solely for use with the MH-62 and is for domestic use only. It
may be necessary to purchase another cable for use abroad; consult with a local Nikon-authorized retailer or service representative.
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The EN-EL8 Battery
Before using the EN-EL8, read and follow the warnings and notices on pages ii to iv
and 112 of this manual.
Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F).
During charging, the temperature should be in the vicinity of 5 to 35 °C (41 to 95 °F). Note
that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool before charging.
Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair its performance, or
prevent it from charging normally.
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When the Battery Is Not in Use
When the battery is not in use, remove it from the camera or battery charger and replace the
terminal cover. The camera and battery charger draw minute amounts of current even when
off; if left in place, the battery could be drained to the point that it no longer functions.
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Inserting the Battery
The camera uses a rechargeable EN-EL8 lithium-ion battery (supplied).
1
First Steps
2
Open the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
Insert the battery.
The orange battery latch is pushed aside as the battery
is inserted. The battery is fully inserted when the latch
clicks back into place.
j
Inserting the Battery
Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could
damage the camera. Check to be sure the battery is in
the correct orientation.
3
14
Close the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
Inserting the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
j
First Steps
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.
(If the camera is turned off, press o for about a
second to turn the camera on in playback mode.)
Note on the Battery
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages ii to iv and 112 of this manual.
j
Removing the Battery
Turn the camera off before removing the battery. To eject
the battery, open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover and slide the battery latch in the direction shown. The
battery can then be removed by hand. Note that the battery
may become hot during use; observe due caution when
removing the battery.
k
Power Saving Function
In shooting mode, the monitor will dim to reduce the drain on the battery if no operations are
performed for about five seconds. The monitor will brighten when camera controls are used.
When no operations are performed for fifteen seconds, the monitor turns off and the poweron lamp blinks. If no operations are performed for another fifteen seconds, the camera enters
standby mode. If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera turns
off. To reactivate the camera from standby mode, press the shutter-release button halfway.
The amount of time allowed to pass before the camera enters standby mode can be specified
from the auto off menu (c 104).
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Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned
on.
1
Turn on the camera.
The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment
and the monitor will turn on.
First Steps
2
Press the multi selector GHIJ to
choose the desired language and press
d.
For information on using the multi selector, see “The
Multi Selector” (c 8).
3
Press GH to choose [Yes] and press d.
Date
If [No] is selected, the date and time will not be set.
Set time and date?
No
Yes
4
Press J.
The home time zone menu is displayed.
If daylight saving time is in effect in the local time
zone, press H to choose [DaylightSaving] and press
d. The [DaylightSaving] option will be enabled with a
check mark (y) and the time will automatically be
advanced one hour.
Press G, and then go to step 5 after pressing J.
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Time zone
XLondon,Casablanca
DaylightSaving
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
5
Press IJ to select your home time zone
and press d.
Home time zone
The date menu is displayed.
XLondon,Casablanca
Back
Press GH to edit the day ([D]) (order of
the day, month, and year may differ in
some areas) and press J.
Date
D
01
M
Y
09
2006
00
7
Press GH to edit the month ([M]) and
press J.
00
Date
D
10
M
Y
09
2006
00
8
Press GH to edit the year ([Y]), hour,
and minutes. Press J after setting each
item.
[D], [M], and [Y] blink.
9
Choose the order in which the day,
month, and year are displayed and press
d.
The settings are applied and monitor display returns to
the standard display for the current mode.
First Steps
6
00
Date
D
10
M
Y
10
2006
00
00
Date
D
10
15
M
Y
10
2006
10
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Inserting Memory Cards
First Steps
Pictures are stored in the camera’s internal memory (24 MB) or on removable
Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately) (c 109).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, pictures are automatically
stored on the memory card and only 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 or delete pictures from the internal memory.
1
Turn the camera off and open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Make sure that the camera is off (power-on lamp is
off) before opening the battery-chamber/memory
card slot cover.
2
Insert the memory card.
Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.
j
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards
could damage the camera or the memory card. Be
sure that the memory card is correctly oriented when
inserting.
3
18
Close the battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover.
Inserting Memory Cards
j
Formatting Memory Cards
j
First Steps
If the message at right is displayed, the memory card must be
Card is not formatted
formatted before use (c 105).
• Note that formatting permanently deletes all pictures
Format
and other data on the memory card. Be sure to make copNo
ies of any pictures you wish to keep before formatting the
memory card.
• To format the memory card, press the multi selector G to choose [Format] and press d.
• Do not turn the camera off or remove the battery or memory card until formatting
is complete.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX S9, be
sure to format them with [Format] (c 105).
Removing Memory Cards
Before removing memory cards, turn the camera off and
confirm that the power-on and indicator lamps are off.
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover and press
the card in to partially eject the card. The card can then be
removed by hand.
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The Write Protect Switch
SD memory cards are equipped with a write protect Write protect switch
switch. Pictures cannot be recorded or deleted and the
memory card cannot be formatted when this switch is in
the “lock” position.
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Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not eject the memory card, turn the camera off, or remove the battery during formatting or while data are being written to or deleted from the memory card.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or
memory card.
• 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 or to corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select L (Auto) Mode
This section describes how to take pictures in L (auto) mode, an automatic,
“point-and-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Press the power switch.
The power-on lamp (green) will light for a moment
and the monitor will turn on.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
2
Press p.
The shooting mode menu will be displayed.
3
Press the multi selector G to choose L
and press d.
Shooting
The camera enters L (auto) mode.
4
Check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery level
M
Monitor
NO INDICATOR
M
w
Description
Battery fully charged.
w
Battery low; charge the battery.
Warning!!
battery
exhausted
w
Battery exhausted. Recharge or
replace with a fully charged
battery.
c
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Number of exposures
remaining
Number of exposures remaining
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the capacity of the memory
or memory card and image mode setting.
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select L (Auto) Mode
Internal memory/memory card
Shooting mode
L displayed in auto mode
M
Pictures will be recorded to internal
memory.
O
Pictures will be recorded to memory
card.
M
w
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Image mode
Choose from five options depending on how you plan to use the picture.
The default setting is c (2816 × 2112).
l
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
c
M
Available Functions in Auto Shooting Mode
In L mode, macro close-up mode (c 31) can be applied and pictures can be taken using
the flash (c 28) and self-timer (c 30). Pressing m in L mode displays the shooting
menu. This menu allows you to specify the image mode (c 77), white balance setting
(c 79), and to apply exposure compensation (c 81), continuous shooting (c 82), BSS
(c 84), sensitivity (c 85), and color options (c 86) to suit shooting conditions or your own
preferences.
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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,
and self-timer lamp.
When taking pictures in “tall” orientation, turn the
camera so that the built-in flash is above the lens.
2
Frame the picture.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Position the main subject near the center of the monitor.
M
c
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Press
the zoom control to t to zoom out, increasing the
area visible in the frame, or to v to zoom in so that
the subject fills a larger area of the frame.
Zoom out
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Zoom in
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum
magnification (3×), holding the zoom control down
to v triggers digital zoom. The subject is magnified
up to 4×, for a total magnification of 12×.
A monitor indicator shows the current zoom ratio.
M
M
M
M
M
T
M
T
W
c
18
Zoom indicator displayed when the zoom
control is pressed.
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M
W
c
Optical zoom
(up to 3×)
18
c
18
Zoom indicator turns
yellow when digital
zoom is in effect.
Step 2 Frame a Picture
j
Digital Zoom
Unlike optical zoom, data from the camera’s image sensor are processed digitally with digital
zoom. Details visible at maximum optical zoom are simply enlarged, producing a slightly
“grainy” image.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of
the frame. When the subject is in focus, the focus
indicator (p) is green. When the camera is unable
to focus, the focus indicator blinks red. Change the
composition and try again.
M
M
The distance between the camera and your subject
should not change while the focus is locked.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
c
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest
of the way down to take the picture.
The picture will be recorded to the memory card or
internal memory. The flash may fire or the AF-assist
illuminator (c 29) may light if the subject is poorly lit.
j
24
18
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded, the y (wait) icon will be displayed, the indicator lamp will
blink green, and the O (recording to memory card) or M (recording to internal memory) icon
will blink. Do not turn the camera off, eject the memory card, 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
l
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.
l
Take picture
Focus Lock
To focus on off-center subject, use focus lock as described below.
• Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change while focus
is locked.
M
c
c
18
Position the
subject in the
center of the
frame.
l
M
M
Press the
shutterrelease
button
halfway.
M
18
Confirm that
the focus indicator (p) is
green
M
c
M
18
Continue holding down the
shutter release
button halfway and
recompose the
picture.
Press the
shutterrelease
button
the rest of
the way
down.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Set focus and
exposure
Auto Focus
Focus lock does not perform well if the subject is very dark or is moving rapidly, if there are
objects of sharply differing brightness in the scene (e.g., the sun is behind your subject and
their features are in deep shadow), or if there are several objects at different distances from
the camera at the center of the frame (e.g., your subject is inside a cage).
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Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
Full-Frame Playback
1
Press o to display pictures in the monitor.
To view additional pictures, press the multi selector
HJ to view pictures in the order recorded, GI to
view pictures in reverse order. Press and hold the
multi selector to scroll quickly to a particular frame
number without viewing the intervening pictures.
Pictures may be displayed briefly at low resolution while
being read from the memory card or internal memory.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Press o again to switch to shooting mode.
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Deleting Pictures
1
Press T to delete the picture currently
displayed in the monitor.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
2
Press the multi selector H to select [Yes]
and press d.
Erase 1 image?
To exit without deleting the picture, choose [No] and
press d.
No
Yes
Done
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N O
4
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
k
Full-Frame Playback Mode
The following options are available in full-frame playback mode.
Option
Playback zoom
Press
Description
c
Enlarge view of picture currently
Zoom condisplayed in monitor up to about
trol to k (v)
10×.
47
Display four or nine picture
thumbnails.
46
View playback mode
menu
p
Display the mode-selection
menu.
9
View playback menu
m
Display the playback menu.
88
Record or play back voice memos
up to 20 seconds in length.
52
i
Enhance brightness and contrast
in dark portions of pictures.
50
o
Switch to the shooting mode
selected with the mode-selection
menu.
–
Record/play voice
memo
D-Lighting
Switch to shooting
mode
k
Deleting the Last Picture Taken
In shooting mode, press T to delete the last picture taken. The
confirmation dialog shown at right will be displayed. Press the
multi selector H to choose [Yes] and press d.
• To exit without deleting the picture, choose [No] and press
d.
Erase 1 image?
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Zoom control to j
(t)
View thumbnails
No
Yes
Done
l
Viewing Pictures
• When the camera is off, pressing o for one second will turn the camera on in playback
mode.
• Pictures stored in the internal memory can only be viewed if no memory card is inserted.
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Using the Flash
The flash has a range of 0.3–2.6 m (1 ft.–8 ft. 6 in.) when the camera is
zoomed out all the way. With maximum optical zoom applied, the range is
0.3–1.4 m (1 ft.–4 ft. 7 in.). The following flash modes are available:
z
Auto (default)
Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
A
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduces “red-eye” in portraits (c 29).
B
Off
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
Flash will not fire even when lighting is poor.
J
Fill flash
Flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows
and back-lit subjects.
D
Slow sync
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim light.
1
Press J (flash mode).
The flash menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector GH to choose
the desired flash mode and press d.
z
Flash
The monitor will return to the normal display for the
current mode if the setting is not applied by pressing
d within five seconds.
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed at
the top of the monitor.
When z is selected, the icon is only displayed for
five seconds after the setting is applied.
M
z M
The flash mode applied in L mode is stored in the
camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
c
28
18
Using the Flash
j
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 B (Off) or
zoom in on the subject.
k
When Lighting is Poor
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Picture is blurred.
save picture?
No
Yes
k
The AF-assist Illuminator
If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a maximum range of about
1.9 m/6 ft. 3 in. (t) to 1.1 m/3 ft. 7 in. (v). The AF-assist illuminator is not available in some
modes (c 32-43) and can also be turned off manually (c 103), although in this case the
camera may not focus when lighting is poor.
k
The Flash Lamp
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
When lighting is poor and the flash is off (B), the y or W
icon may appear on the monitor. Note the following.
• Place the camera on a flat, level surface or use a tripod (recommended).
• The W icon is displayed when the camera increases sensitivity from the normal sensitivity to minimize blur caused by
slow shutter speeds. The picture taken when the W icon is
displayed may be slightly mottled.
• If the warning at right is displayed after a picture is taken,
the picture may be blurred. Select [No] to exit without
recording the picture.
• The camera may process pictures to reduce noise, which
makes recording time increase.
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutter-release 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.
k
Red-Eye Reduction
• The COOLPIX S9 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.
• Red-eye reduction may not always produce the desired results. In some rare cases, other portions of pictures may be affected. Should this occur, choose another flash mode and try again.
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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, mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it
on a flat, level surface.
1
Press H (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
2
Press the multi selector G to choose [ON]
and press d.
The self-timer indicator (10H) is displayed.
Self-timer
The monitor will return to the normal display for the
current mode if the setting is not applied by pressing
d within five seconds.
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
M
OFF
M
10 H
c
4
Press the shutter-release button
fully.
M
18
M
The self-timer starts.
The self-timer lamp will blink for about nine
seconds. 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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10 H
c
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Macro Close-up Mode
Macro close-up mode is used for taking shots of pictures as close as 4 cm
(1.6 in.). Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances
of less than 30 cm (11.8 in.). If the flash fires, play the picture back and
check the results.
1
Press L (macro mode).
The macro close-up menu is displayed.
Press the multi selector G to choose
[ON] and press d.
The macro close-up mode icon (F) is displayed.
Macro close-up
The monitor will return to the normal display for the
current mode if the setting is not applied by pressing
d within five seconds.
3
Press the zoom control to v (k) or to t
(j) to frame the picture.
M
F
The minimum focus distance varies with zoom position. The camera can focus at a distance of 4 cm
(1.6 in.) at the zoom position at which F turns green.
4
Press the shutter-release button fully.
The macro close-up mode applied in L mode is
stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera
is turned off.
k
Basic Photography and Playback: L (Auto) Mode
2
Macro Close-up Mode
In macro close-up mode, the camera focuses continuously, even when the shutter-release
button is not pressed halfway.
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Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Assist and Scene Modes
The camera offers a choice of four “assist” modes
and eleven “scene” modes.
In these modes, camera settings are automatically
optimized for the selected subject type.
Scene
Assist Modes
The following modes offer framing assist options to
help you compose your shots.
B
Portrait (default)
Use for portraits. The main subject stands out clearly while the background
details are softened, lending a sense of depth to the composition.
E
Landscape
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Use for vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in
subjects such as skyscapes and forests.
P
Sports
Fast shutter speeds freeze fast-moving subjects for dynamic sports scenes.
D
Night portrait
Use for a natural balance between the main subject and background lighting
in portraits taken at night.
Scene Modes
The following modes allow you to take pictures optimized for a particular
subject type by simply choosing a scene mode and pressing the shutterrelease button.
C Party/indoor
G Night landscape
O Copy
H Beach/snow
M Close up
L Back light
I Sunset
N Museum
F Panorama assist
J Dusk/dawn
K Fireworks show
l
Image Mode
[Image mode] (c 77) can be set in the assist menu of the scene
assist modes or in the scene menu. Changes made to the image
mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
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B Portrait
Portrait figure
Z Image mode
Exit
Assist Modes
Taking Pictures in Assist Modes
1
Enter scene mode by pressing p
in shooting mode, selecting n (press
the multi selector J), and then
pressing d.
Scene
The camera returns to the scene mode
selected last time.
2
Press GH to choose an assist mode and
press d.
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
3
Press m to display the scene menu.
Scene menu
Set up
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Night portrait
Exit
The framing assist menu is displayed.
For information on using the multi selector, see “The
Multi Selector” (c 8).
Assist modes
4
Press GH to choose the appropriate
composition and press d.
Framing guides are displayed if available.
5
Position the subject in the framing guide and take the picture.
B Portrait
B Portrait
N Portrait left
O Portrait right
P Portrait close-up
Q Portrait couple
Exit
B
c
A M
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Assist Modes
B Portrait Assist
Use this mode for portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly while background details are
softened. Portrait subjects exhibit smooth, naturallooking skin tones.
B
Portrait (default)
Camera focuses on subject in the center of the monitor. No guides are displayed in the monitor.
N
Portrait left
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Compose shot with subject in left half of frame. Camera focuses on subject
inside the framing guides.
O
Portrait right
Compose shot with subject in the right half of frame. Camera focuses on subject inside the framing guides.
P
Portrait close-up
Compose shot with subject’s face in top half of frame. Camera focuses on
face inside the framing guides.
Q
Portrait couple
Compose shot with two subjects side-by-side. Camera focuses on subjects
inside the framing guides.
C
Portrait figure
Compose shot in “tall” orientation. Camera focuses on subject inside the
framing guides. Pictures taken in “tall” orientation are displayed in the same
“tall” orientation in the monitor.
C
1
2
3
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A1
H
Off1
F
Off
Other settings can be selected.
See “AF Assist” (c 103) for information on using this function.
AF Assist is set to [Off] for all modes except for [Portrait].
u2
Off3
Assist Modes
E Landscape Assist
Use this mode for vivid landscapes, cityscapes, and
portraits featuring a landmark in the background.
E
Landscape (default)
Camera focuses at infinity. No guides are displayed in the monitor.
S
Scenic view
U
Architecture
Use to photograph buildings. Camera focuses at infinity. A grid is displayed in
the monitor to help keep verticals and horizontals aligned with the frame.
C
1
B
H
Off1
F
Off
u
Off
Other settings can be selected.
V
Group right
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Use to photograph distant skylines. Camera focuses at infinity. Match top of
skyline with wavy yellow guide.
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to right and landmark or other
objects in background at left of frame.
W
Group left
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to left and landmark or other
objects in background at right of frame.
C
1
z1
H
Off1
F
Off
u
Off
Other settings can be selected.
l
Focusing at Infinity
The focus indicator (c 24) is always green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway when [Landscape], [Scenic view], or [Architecture] is selected for landscape assist mode.
Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.
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Assist Modes
P Sports Assist
Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze
the action in a single shot or record motion in a
series of pictures. No framing guides are displayed.
P
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
While shutter-release button is held down, pictures are taken at rate of about
1.7 frames per second (fps). Camera focuses continuously even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. If [Image mode] (c 77) is set to
[Normal(2816)], 3 pictures are taken continuously with the same focus, exposure, and white balance values used for the first shot.
X
Sport spectator
As above, except that camera focuses at ranges of 3 m (9.8 ft.) to infinity at
maximum wide-angle zoom position and 7 m (23 ft.) to infinity at maximum
telephoto position.
Y
Sport composite
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes 16 shots in about 2 seconds and
arranges them in four rows to form a single picture 1,600 × 1,200 pixels in size.
C
l
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Sports (default)
B
H
Off
F
Off
u
Off
Sports Assist
When [Sports] or [Sport composite] is selected in sports assist mode, the camera focuses continuously on the center of the frame, even when the shutter-release button is not pressed
halfway.
Assist Modes
D Night Portrait Assist
Use this mode to achieve a natural balance
between the main subject and background lighting
in portraits taken at night. This mode offers the
same assist options as portrait assist mode (c 34).
Pictures taken at slow shutter speeds are processed
to reduce noise; to prevent blurring, mount the
camera on a tripod or rest it on a flat, stable surface.
C
H
Off2
F
Off
u
Flash illuminates main subject with slow sync and red-eye reduction.
Other settings can be selected.
AF Assist is set to [Off] for all modes except for [Portrait].
Off3
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
1
2
3
A1
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Scene Modes
Taking Pictures in Scene Modes
1
Enter scene mode by pressing
p in shooting mode, selecting
n (press the multi selector J),
and then pressing d.
Scene
The camera returns to the scene mode
selected last time.
2
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
3
Press m to display the scene menu.
Press GH to choose a scene mode and
press d.
Three pages of scene modes are available, beginning
with [Party/indoor] and ending with [Panorama assist].
For information on using the multi selector, see “The
Multi Selector” (c 8).
Scene menu
C Party/indoor
H Beach/snow
I Sunset
J Dusk/dawn
G Night landscape
Exit
Scene modes
4
Frame the subject and take the
picture.
H
c
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M
18
Scene Modes
The following modes are available:
C Party/indoor
Captures the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
• Hold the camera steady to prevent camera shake.
C
1
A1
H
Off1
F
Off
u
Auto1
u
Auto1
u
Auto1
Other settings can be selected.
H Beach/snow
C
1
z1
H
Off1
F
Off
Other settings can be selected.
I Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
C
1
B1
H
Off1
F
Off
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
• Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
Other settings can be selected.
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Scene Modes
J Dusk/dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
C
1
B
H
Off1
F
Off
u
Off
u
Off
u
Auto1
Other settings can be selected.
G Night landscape
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Slow shutter speeds are used to produce stunning night landscapes.
• Camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
C
1
B
H
Off1
F
Off
Other settings can be selected.
M Close up
Photograph flowers, insects, and other small objects at close
range (c 31).
• Camera focuses continuously until shutter-release button is
pressed halfway to lock focus.
• Hold the camera steady to prevent camera shake.
C
1
B1
H
Off1
F
On
Other settings can be selected.
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Focusing at Infinity
The focus indicator (c 29) is always green when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway with [Dusk/dawn], [Night landscape], or [Fireworks show] scene mode selected. Note,
however, that objects in the foreground may not always be in focus.
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Scene Modes
N 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 subject in center of frame.
• BSS (c 84) turns on automatically.
• Hold the camera steady to prevent camera shake.
C
1
B
H
Off1
F
Off1
u
Off
u
Off
u
Auto1
Other settings can be selected.
K Fireworks show
C
B
Off
H
F
Off
O Copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
• Use macro close-up mode (c 31) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
C
1
B1
H
Off1
F
Off1
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of
light from a firework.
• Use of a tripod recommended to prevent blurring.
Other settings can be selected.
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Scene Modes
L Back light
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 subject in center of frame.
C
1
J
H
Off1
F
Off
u
Auto1
Other settings can be selected.
F Panorama assist
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single panorama using PictureProject.
• Camera focuses on subject in center of frame.
• Hold the camera steady to prevent camera shake.
C
1
B1
H
Off1
F
Off1
u
Auto1
Other settings can be selected.
Taking Pictures for a Panorama
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame. Use a tripod
for best results.
1
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Panorama assist] in the scene menu and
press d.
Scene menu
F Panorama assist
Z Image mode
The yellow panorama direction icon (E) is displayed to
show the direction in which pictures will be joined.
Exit
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Scene Modes
2
Press GHIJ to choose the
direction and press d.
FG
c
3
Take the first picture.
The first picture is displayed in the first third
of the monitor.
FG
G
4
Take the second picture.
Compose the next picture so that it overlaps the first picture. Repeat until you have
taken the necessary number of pictures to
complete the scene.
FG
G
c
5
Press d to finalize the series.
Monitor display returns to shooting mode.
FG
c
j
4
B M
3
B M
2
B M
Scene Modes: n Scene Mode
c
B M
1
Panorama Assist
Flash mode (c 28), self-timer (c 30), macro close-up (c 31) and exposure compensation
(c 81) cannot be adjusted after the first picture is taken. Pictures cannot be deleted, nor can
zoom or image-mode setting (c 77) be adjusted until the series is finalized.
l
Exposure Lock
G is displayed to show that white balance and exposure have
been locked at the values set with the first shot. All pictures
taken in a panorama series have the same exposure and whitebalance settings.
FG
G
c
B M
3
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One-Touch Portrait Mode
Taking Pictures in the One-Touch Portrait Mode
For portrait shots, press the m button when the camera is in the auto mode,
scene mode and movie mode. The following features are automatically activated:
• Portrait: The portrait subject stands out clearly.
• Face-priority AF: The camera automatically detects and focuses on faces.
• Auto red-eye reduction: The flash mode is automatically set to A (auto
with red-eye reduction: c 29)
Press m again to return to the shooting mode selected with the mode-selection menu.
1
Press m (one-touch
portrait mode).
A
The K guide is displayed.
One-Touch Portrait Mode
2
Frame a picture using the K guide.
A
When the camera detects a face, the guide is displayed with a double yellow border.
When the camera detects more than one face, the
closest face is framed by a double border and the rest
by a single border. The camera focuses on the face
framed by the double border.
If the camera loses its ability to detect a face (for example, because the subject has
looked away from the camera), borders are no longer displayed and monitor display returns to that shown in step 1.
3
Press the shutter-release button
halfway.
Focus and exposure are set, and the double
border turns green.
4
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Press the shutter-release button the rest
of the way down to take a picture.
A
The One-Touch Portrait Menu
Press m in one-touch portrait mode to display
the one-touch portrait menu. Options chosen in
this menu are restored next time this mode is
selected.
One-touch portrait
Set up
Image mode
Exit
Z
Set up
Display setup menu (c 94).
Z
Image mode (default: Normal(2816))
Choose an image size and quality (c 77).
One-Touch Portrait Mode
j
Face-Priority AF
The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not
the subject is facing the camera. The camera focuses continuously until a face is detected.
If the yellow double border blinks when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the
camera was unable to focus. Release the button and try again. 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 faces take up too much or too little of the frame
k
Settings for One-Touch Portrait Mode
• Flash: Changeable
• Self-timer: Available
• Macro close-up: Off
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More on Playback
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Press the zoom control to t (j) in full-frame
playback to display pictures in “contact sheets” of
four or nine thumbnail images.
The following operations can be performed while
thumbnails are displayed:
To
Description
c
More on Playback
Choose pictures
Press the multi selector GHIJ to choose
pictures.
8
Change number
of pictures displayed
x
With four thumbnails displayed, press the
zoom control to t once to view nine thumbnails. With nine thumbnails displayed, press
the zoom control to v once to display four
thumbnails. With four thumbnails displayed,
press the zoom control to v once to return to
full-screen playback.
–
Cancel thumbnail playback
d
Cancel thumbnail playback and return to fullscreen playback.
–
Delete picture
T
Confirmation dialog will be displayed. Choose
[Yes] and press d to delete.
26
View playback
mode menu
View playback
menu
D-Lighting
Switch to shooting mode
46
Press
p Display the mode-selection menu.
m
i
o
9
Display the playback menu.
88
Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures.
50
Switch to the shooting mode selected with
the mode-selection menu.
26
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Press the zoom control to v (k) to zoom in on still
X4.0
images displayed in full-frame playback (c 26).
Playback zoom is not available when the current picture is a movie or a copy created using the small picture function.
While image is zoomed in, the zoom ratio is displayed on the monitor.
The following operations can be performed while pictures are zoomed in:
To
Zoom in
Zoom out
Press
Description
Zoom
Zoom increases each time the zoom control is
control
pressed to k (v), to a maximum of 10×.
to k (v)
Zoom
control
to j
(t)
View other
areas of picture
Use the multi selector to scroll to areas of picture not visible in monitor. To use the multi
selector GHIJ to view other pictures,
cancel playback zoom.
8
26
Confirmation dialog will be displayed. Choose
[Yes] and press d to select.
Return to fullframe playback
d
Cancel playback zoom and return to fullscreen playback.
p Display the mode-selection menu.
m
Crop picture
Switch to shooting mode
o
–
9
Display the playback menu.
88
Crop current picture to contain only the portion visible in the monitor.
49
Switch to the shooting mode selected with
the mode-selection menu.
26
More on Playback
–
T
View playback
menu
–
Zoom decreases each time the zoom control is
pressed to j (t). To cancel zoom, press d.
Delete picture
View playback
mode menu
c
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Editing Pictures
Use the COOLPIX S9 to edit pictures in-camera and store them as separate
files. The editing features described below are available.
Editing function
Crop
Description
Enlarge the image or refine the composition and create a
copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor.
D-Lighting
Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.
Small Picture
Create a small copy of pictures suitable for use on web
pages or as e-mail attachments. Small copies are stored as
JPEG files with a compression ratio of 1:16.
Restrictions on Picture Editing
More on Playback
The following restrictions apply to copies created using crop (c 49),
D-Lighting (c 50), and small picture (c 51).
• Copies created using the crop or small picture functions cannot be edited
again.
• The D-Lighting function cannot be used on copies created using the
D-Lighting function. In other words, this function can only be applied to a
picture once.
k
Picture Editing
• The COOLPIX S9 editing functions may not be available for pictures taken with nonCOOLPIX S9 digital cameras.
• If a copy created using the COOLPIX S9 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.
• Edited copies are recognized by identifiers corresponding to the editing function and file
numbers assigned automatically by the camera (c 110).
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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.
• Copies created using crop, D-Lighting, and small picture have the same transfer marking
(c 92) as the original but are not marked for printing (c 74) or protecting (c 91).
Editing Pictures
Creating a Cropped Copy: Crop
This function is only available when N:u is displayed in the monitor with
playback zoom (c 47) enabled.
1
Press the zoom control to v (k) to zoom
in on the image.
X4.0
Press the zoom control to v
or t to adjust the zoom
ratio.
2
Refine copy composition.
X7.0
Press the multi selector GHIJ to scroll the picture
until only the portion you want to copy is visible in the
monitor.
3
Press the shutter-release button.
4
Press H to choose [Yes] and press d.
A new picture, containing only the portion visible in
the monitor, is created.
Save this image
as displayed?
More on Playback
The confirmation dialog will be displayed.
No
Yes
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Cropped Copy Image Mode
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.
• d 2,592 × 1,944
• e 2,048 × 1,536 • f 1,600 × 1,200
• g 1,280 × 960
• h 1,024 × 768
• i 640 × 480
• K 160 × 120
• J 320 × 240
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Editing Pictures
Enhancing Brightness and Contrast: D-Lighting
1
Display the desired picture in full-frame
playback (c 26) and press i (m).
D-Lighting copies can also be created by pressing i
(m) after selecting a picture in thumbnail playback
mode.
The results of D-Lighting enhancement can be confirmed in the monitor.
2
Press the multi selector G to choose [OK]
and press d.
A new copy with enhanced brightness and contrast is
created.
D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the i icon
displayed during playback.
More on Playback
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D-Lighting
OK
Cancel
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Editing Pictures
H Resizing Pictures: Small Picture
The following sizes are available:
I 640×480: Suited to television playback.
J 320×240: Suited to display on web pages.
K 160×120: Suitable for e-mail attachments.
1
Display the desired picture in full-frame
playback mode (c 26).
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2
4
N O
4
Press m.
The playback menu is displayed.
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Small pic.] and press d.
Playback menu
Transfer marking
Small pic.
Copy
Exit
4
Press GH to choose the desired copy
size and press d.
More on Playback
3
Small pic.
640×480
320×240
160×120
Exit
5
Press H to choose [Yes] and press d.
A new, smaller copy is created.
Create small picture file?
No
Yes
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Voice Memos: Recording and Playback
Use the camera’s built-in microphone (c 4) to
record voice memos for pictures marked with N:O
in full-frame playback (c 26).
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N O
4
Record voice memo
A voice memo will be recorded while the shutter-release
button is held down. Recording ends after about 20 seconds
or when the shutter-release button is released.
• During recording, y and P blink in the monitor display.
Play voice memo
Press the shutter-release button while a picture with a voice
memo (indicated by P) is displayed in full-frame playback to
play voice memo. Playback ends when the voice memo ends
or the shutter-release button is pressed again.
Adjust volume
More on Playback
x
Delete voice memo
T
j
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Press the zoom control to t to lower volume, or to v to
raise volume.
Press T and the confirmation dialog shown below will be
displayed. Choose [No], [P], or [Yes] and press d.
• [No]: Exit without deleting
the picture or voice
Erase 1 image?
memo.
• [P]: Delete voice memo
only.
No
• [Yes]: Delete both picture
and voice memo.
Yes
Voice Memos
• Do not touch the built-in microphone during recording.
• If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new voice
memo can be recorded.
• Voice memos cannot be added to pictures created with other models of camera. Voice
memos recorded using other models of camera cannot be played back on the COOLPIX S9.
Movies
Movie Mode
To shoot movies with sound recorded via the built-in microphone, select
shooting mode and follow the steps below.
1
Enter movie mode by pressing
p in shooting mode, selecting
S (press the multi selector I),
and then pressing d.
Movie
Exposure count display shows maximum total length
of movie that can be recorded.
M
0h01m24s
2
Press the shutter-release button fully to
start recording.
y
M
A progress bar at the bottom of the monitor shows
the amount of recording time remaining.
k
0h00m50s
Movies
Recording will end if the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down a second time, or when the
internal memory or memory card is full.
Recording Movies
• The self-timer (c 30) and flash (c 28) (except for time-lapse and stop-motion movie) cannot be used in movie mode.
• Digital zoom (up to 2×) can be applied while movies are being recorded. Adjust zoom
before beginning recording. Once recording begins, optical zoom cannot be adjusted.
• If the camera is pointed at the sun or other bright light source during recording, vertical
comet-like streaks (“smear”) may appear in the movie. Avoid pointing the camera at bright
light sources when filming movies.
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More on Movies
See the information on how movie files are named and stored (c 110), the maximum total
length of movie that can be recorded at different settings (c 54), and movie menu default
settings (c 108).
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The Movie Menu
Press m in movie mode to display the movie menu. Options chosen in this
menu are restored the next time movie mode is selected.
Set up
Z
Display setup menu (c 94).
T
Movie options (default: Small size 320)
Choose type of movie that will be recorded (see below).
Y
Auto-focus mode (default: Single AF)
Choose how camera focuses in movie mode (c 57).
Selecting Movie Options
The movie menu offers the options shown below.
Maximum movie length/
frames*
Option
Description
R
S
TV movie 640
Movies
Small size 320
U
Smaller size
160
V
Time-lapse
movie640
E
Stop-motion
movie
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Internal
memory
(24 MB)
Memory
card
(256 MB)
Movies are recorded at 30 frames per
second. Each frame is 640 × 480 pixels in size.
21 sec.
3 min.
30 sec.
Movies are recorded at 30 frames per
second. Each frame is 320 × 240 pixels in size.
1 min.
24 sec.
14 min.
10 sec.
Movies are recorded at 30 frames per
second. Each frame is 160 × 120 pixels in size. Small size allows for
recording of longer movies.
5 min.
13 sec.
52 min.
30 sec.
Movies are recorded at specified
interval until the shutter-release button is pressed again, memory is full,
or 1,800 frames (60 sec.) have been
recorded. Sound is not recorded.
652 frames
1,800
frames
Pictures are taken at specified playback speed (frame/s) and are joined
to create a silent movie. Record flowers opening or butterflies emerging
from cocoons.
200 frames
200 frames
* Movies can be as long as free space in the internal memory or on the memory card allows.
All figures are approximate. Maximum movie length varies with make of memory card.
The Movie Menu
Time-Lapse Movies
1
2
3
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Movie options] > [Time-lapse movie640]
and press d.
Press GH to choose the
between shots and press d.
interval
Movie options
TV movie 640
Small size 320
Smaller size 160
Time-lapse movie640
Stop-motion movie
Exit
Set interval time
10s
30s
1m
5m
10m
Exit
Press m to return to shooting mode.
B M
652
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to start
recording.
Movies
4
Monitor turns off and indicator lamp blinks green between shots.
To end recording, press the shutter-release button all the way down a second
time.
Camera will take pictures at specified interval until the shutter-release button is
pressed again, memory is full, or 1,800 frames have been recorded.
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The Movie Menu
Stop-Motion Movies
1
2
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Movie options] > [Stop-motion movie]
and press d.
Press GH to choose the playback speed
and press d.
Movie options
TV movie 640
Small size 320
Smaller size 160
Time-lapse movie640
Stop-motion movie
Exit
Playback speed
5fps
10fps
15fps
Exit
3
Press m to return to shooting mode.
B M
200
Movies
4
Press the shutter-release button to record the first frame.
The recorded picture will be superimposed on the view through the lens.
5
Press the shutter-release button to record the second frame.
The second frame will be superimposed on the first frame.
The monitor turns off automatically if no operations are performed for 30 minutes
(auto off), and recording of the stop-motion movie ends.
To stop recording, wait until 200 pictures are taken, or press d.
j
Time-Lapse Movie and Stop-Motion Movie
To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during recording, use a fully charged battery.
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Deleting Stop-Motion Pictures
You can delete the last picture (superimposed frame) by using T. A confirmation dialog will
be displayed; press H to choose [Yes] and press d. After deletion of the last picture (for
example, Picture C, when taking pictures A, B, and C), the immediately preceding frame (Picture B) will be superimposed on the frame (Picture A), and you can then continue recording.
The Movie Menu
Auto-Focus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses in movie mode.
Z
Single AF (default)
Camera focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at
this position during shooting, preventing sound of camera focusing from
interfering with recording.
a
Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously, even when shutter-release button is not
pressed halfway.
Movies
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback (c 26), movies are recognized by the T icon. To play a movie, display it in
full-frame playback and press d.
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Playback display
Use the zoom control (x) to adjust playback volume. Press the multi selector IJ to choose a control, then press d to perform the selected
operation.
Pausing
M
2s
Volume indicator
Q
Rewind movie. Playback resumes when d is released.
U
Advance movie. Playback resumes when d is released.
Movies
Pause playback. The following operations can be performed while playback is
paused.
R
S
V
Rewind movie by one frame. Rewind continues while d is pressed.
W
Advance movie by one frame. Advance continues while d is pressed.
z
Resume playback.
S
End playback and return to full-frame playback.
End playback and return to full-frame playback.
Deleting Movie Files
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Display a movie in full-frame (c 26) or thumbnail
playback mode (c 46) and press T.
A confirmation dialog is displayed. Choose [Yes] and
press d to delete the movie, or choose [No] and
press d to return to the normal playback display
without deleting the movie.
Erase 1 image?
No
Yes
Voice Recordings
Making Voice Recordings
Audio voice recordings can be recorded over the built-in microphone and
played back over the built-in speaker.
1
Enter voice recording mode by
pressing p in shooting mode,
selecting O (press the multi selector H), and then pressing d.
The length of recording that can be made
will be displayed.
Voice recording
Voice recording
001 10.10.2006 10:30
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2
Press the shutter-release button fully to
start recording.*
1 Recording indicator
5 Time remaining
2 File number
6 Index number
3 Length of recording
7 Progress indicator
4 Date and time of recording
Voice recording
1
4
20 0 1 1 0 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 6 1 0 : 3 0
30 0 : 0 0 : 0 5 / 0 0 : 1 8 : 3 0 5
6 Index 0 1
7
* Camera enters standby mode (c 15) after about 30 seconds and indicator lamp
turns red. Press d to reactivate display.
Press the shutter-release button fully a second time to end
recording.
Recording will end automatically if the internal memory or memory card becomes
full, or after five hours of recording on the memory card (256 MB or more).
Use the following during recording:
Pause/resume
recording
d
During recording, press the multi selector GHIJ to
create index. Camera can skip to any index during playback. Start of recording is index number 1; other numbers
are assigned in ascending order, to a maximum of 98.
Create index
End recording
Press d once to pause recording; indicator lamp will
blink. Press again to resume.
Voice Recordings
3
Shutter
button
Press the shutter-release button fully a second time to
end recording.
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Playing Voice Recordings
1
Enter audio playback mode by
pressing p in playback mode,
selecting q (press the multi selector H), and then pressing d.
Audio playback
Voice recording files will be listed.
2
Press GH to choose the desired file and
press d.
Select sound file
001 10.10.2006 10:30
The selected file will be played back.
002
003
3
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Copy
Play
Press GH to advance or rewind.
To delete recording, press A.
Press m to exit playback and return to recording mode.
1 Control icons*
6 Date and time of recording
2 File number
7 Length of recording
3 Playback time
8 Volume†
4 Index number
9 Index
5 Progress indicator
Audio playback
1
6
20 0 1 1 0 . 1 0 . 2 0 0 6 1 0 : 3 0
30 0 : 0 0 : 1 0 / 0 0 : 1 8 : 2 5 7
8
4 Index 0 2
5
9
* Press IJ to choose control, press d to select.
Zoom control controls volume. Select t to lower volume, v to raise volume.
†
Voice Recordings
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R
Pause playback.
z
Resume playback.
U
Advance recording. Playback resumes when multi selector is released.
Q
Rewind recording. Playback resumes when multi selector is released.
s
Return to start of current index.
r
Skip to next index.
S
End playback and return to voice recording list.
Copying Voice Recordings
To copy voice recordings between internal memory and a memory card, display the voice recording list shown in step 3 on the preceding page and press
m. This option is available only when a memory card is inserted.
1
Press p in the Select sound file
screen (c 60).
MNO: Copy recordings from internal memory to
memory card
ONM: Copy recordings from memory card to internal memory
2
Press the multi selector GH to choose
the option and press d.
Copy sound files
Exit
3
Press GH to choose the copy option.
To copy all voice recordings, choose [Copy all files]
and press d. A confirmation dialog will be displayed;
choose [Yes] and press d.
Camera to card
Selected files
Copy all files
Exit
Press GH to choose the desired file and
press d.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
Select sound files
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Press GH to choose [Yes] and press d.
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
You can connect your camera to your television, computer, or printer to view
pictures you have taken.
Connecting to a TV (c 63)
View pictures on a TV by connecting
your camera via the supplied audio/
video (A/V) cable.
Connecting to a Computer (c 64)
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Use the supplied PictureProject software to copy pictures to a computer, and then organize, browse,
edit, and save those pictures. You
can also print pictures from a printer
connected to the computer. Connect the camera to the computer
using the supplied USB cable.
Connecting to a Printer (c 68)
Connect your camera directly to a
PictBridge-compatible printer. Use
the supplied USB cable to connect
the camera to a printer for direct
printing.
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Before Connecting the Camera
Use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly while connected.
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Playback, Transfer, or Print Pictures from the Internal Memory
To view pictures stored in the camera’s internal memory on a TV, transfer them to a computer, or print with direct connection to a printer, remove the memory card from 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 (c 74).
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television using the A/V cable to play back pictures
on the television.
1
Choose [NTSC] or [PAL] to match your TV
video standard (c 106) and then turn off
the camera.
Video mode
NTSC
PAL
Exit
Connect the A/V cable.
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the white plug to the
audio-in jack.
Yellow
3
White
Tune the television to the video channel.
See the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
Press o for one second to turn on
the camera.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
2
The camera monitor will remain off and the image
normally shown in the monitor will be displayed on
the television.
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Connecting an 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.
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Connecting to a Computer
Use the USB cable and PictureProject software supplied with your camera to
copy (transfer) pictures to a computer.
Before Connecting the Camera
Installing PictureProject
Before transferring pictures or movies to a computer, PictureProject must be
installed. For more information on installing and using PictureProject, see the
Quick Start Guide or the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD).
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Confirming USB Option
The following two methods can be used to transfer pictures from the camera
to a computer:
• Press E (d) on the camera.
• Click [Transfer] in PictureProject.
The method used will depend on your computer’s operating system and the
USB option (c 65) selected in the camera’s setup menu (c 106).
Operating system
Camera E (d)
button1
PictureProject Transfer
button
USB mode2
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Professional3
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
1
Choose [Mass storage] or [PTP].
Choose [Mass storage].
Choose [PTP].
Choose [Mass storage] or
[PTP].
The camera’s E (d) button cannot be used to transfer pictures in the following
cases. Use the PictureProject Transfer button.
• When transferring pictures from the camera’s internal memory and [Mass storage]
is selected in the USB menu.
• When the memory card write-protect switch is in the “lock” position. Unlock by
sliding the switch to the “write” position before transferring pictures.
2 This camera supports the USB mass storage device class (default setting [Mass storage]) and Picture Transfer Protocol ([PTP]) USB transfer protocols.
3 If your computer is running Windows 2000 Professional, be sure to set the USB
option to [Mass storage]. If [PTP] is selected, the Found New Hardware Wizard will be
displayed when the camera is connected to the computer. Select [Cancel], close the
window, and disconnect the camera from the computer.
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Connecting to a Computer
Setting the USB Option
Set the USB option (c 106) in the setup menu on the camera before connecting the camera to the computer or printer.
1
3
4
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Set up] and press d.
Press GH to choose [Interface] and
press d.
Press GH to choose [USB] and press d.
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Exp. +/Continuous
Exit
Set up
Format memory
Language
Interface
Reset all
Firmware version
Exit
Interface
USB
Video mode
Auto transfer
O
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2
Press m.
Exit
5
Press GH to choose [PTP] or [Mass storage] and press d.
The setting is enabled.
USB
PTP
Mass storage
Exit
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Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Pictures to a Computer
1
2
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3
Start a computer to which PictureProject has been installed.
Turn the camera off and connect the USB cable as shown below.
Turn on the camera.
At default PictureProject settings, PictureProject Transfer is launched immediately with recognition of camera connection.
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Transfer pictures.
Transfer using PictureProject
Click the PictureProject Transfer button.
All pictures and movies marked for transfer are copied to the computer. Once
transfer is complete, pictures are displayed in PictureProject.
Transfer using the camera’s E (d) button
While PictureProject Transfer is launched, press E (d) to copy pictures marked
for transfer (c 67) to the computer. The following messages are displayed in the
camera monitor during transfer.
Preparing to transfer
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Transferring images to
computer
Transfer completed
Connecting to a Computer
5
Disconnect the camera once transfer is complete.
If the USB option is set to [PTP]
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
If the USB option is set to [Mass storage]
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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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Remove the camera from the system as described below before turning the
camera off and disconnecting the USB cable.
Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional
Click the [Safely Remove Hardware] icon ( ) in the taskbar and select [Safely
remove USB Mass Storage Device] from the menu displayed.
Windows 2000 Professional
Click the [Unplug or Eject Hardware] icon (
) in the taskbar and select [Stop
USB Mass Storage Device] from the menu displayed.
Macintosh
Drag the untitled camera volume (“NO NAME”) to the Trash.
Marking Pictures for Transfer
Pictures marked for transfer are recognized by the E icon displayed during playback. As the default setting, all pictures are
automatically marked for transfer. Two options control transfer
marking:
• [Interface] > [Auto transfer] in the setup menu: Choose [On]
to mark all new pictures for transfer (c 106).
• [Transfer marking] in the playback menu: Change marking
for existing pictures (c 92).
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Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (c 117) 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
(c 74)
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Connect to printer (c 69)
Print pictures one at
a time (c 70)
Print multiple pictures (c 72)
Turn camera off and disconnect USB cable
Connecting to a Printer
Connecting the Camera and Printer
1
Set the USB option (c 65) to [PTP].
USB
PTP
Mass storage
Exit
Turn off the camera.
3
Turn on the printer.
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2
Check printer settings.
4
Connect the USB cable as shown below.
5
Turn on the camera.
The PictBridge start-up screen will be displayed in the
camera monitor. The camera will then enter full-frame
playback with the PictBridge logo displayed in the top
left corner of the monitor.
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2
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Connecting to a Printer
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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.
Printing Pictures One at a Time
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (c 69), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
1
Press the multi selector GHIJ to
choose a picture and press d.
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The PictBridge menu is displayed.
To choose a picture from a list of thumbnails, press
the zoom control t (j) and use the multi selector
to choose the desired picture, or press to v (k) to exit
to full-frame playback.
2
Press GH to choose [Copies] and press
d.
4
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
3
4
Press GH to choose number of copies
(up to 9) and press d.
Copies
Monitor display returns to the PictBridge menu
(step 2).
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Press GH to choose [Paper size] and
press d.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
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5
Press GH to choose the desired paper
size and press d.
Monitor display returns to the PictBridge menu
(step 2).
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
[Default] in the paper size menu and press d.
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Press GH to choose [Start print] and
press J.
PictBridge
Start print
Copies
Paper size
Printing
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Cancel
Current print/total
number of prints
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Monitor display returns to that shown in step 1 when
printing is complete. To cancel before all copies have
been printed, press d.
Paper size
Default
3.5 x 5 in.
5 x 7 in.
Postcard
100x150mm
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Connecting to a Printer
Printing Multiple Pictures
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (c 69), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
Press m.
The print menu is displayed.
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2
3
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Paper size] and press d.
Press GH to choose the desired paper
size and press d.
To specify paper size using printer settings, choose
[Default] in the paper size menu and press d.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2).
4
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Paper size
Default
3.5 x 5 in.
5 x 7 in.
Postcard
100x150mm
Press GH to choose [Print selection], [Print all images] or
[DPOF printing] and press d.
Print selection
Select pictures and specify the number of prints for each picture. Proceed to step 5.
Print all images
All pictures stored in the internal memory or memory card are printed. Monitor
display returns to the print menu (step 2) when printing is complete.
DPOF printing
Pictures for which a print order has been created are
printed accordingly (c 74). To print, press GH to
choose [Start print] and press d.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2).
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To view the current print order, choose [Confirm] and
press d. Print order details will be displayed. Proceed
to step 7.
DPOF printing
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Start print
Confirm
Cancel
Connecting to a Printer
5
Choose the pictures and number of copies (up to 9) of each and press d.
The current picture is shown at the center of the display. Press IJ to choose the previous or next picture. Press GH to increase or decrease the number
of copies for each picture.
Print selection
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Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon and the number of copies to be printed. w is not displayed with pictures for
which 0 copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.
Press GHIJ to check the selected pictures you wish to print.
Thumbnails of the chosen pictures for printing are displayed. Press m to modify the selection and return
to step 5.
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3
4
Back
7
2
Print
Press d to start printing.
Monitor display returns to the print menu (step 2)
when printing is complete. To cancel before all copies
have been printed, press d.
Printing
002/004
Cancel
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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.
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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The [Print set] option in the playback menu (c 88) is used to create digital
“print orders” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices (c 126). In addition
to pictures themselves, shooting date and photo information (shutter speed,
aperture, etc.) can also be printed.
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.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
1
Press m in playback mode.
The playback menu is displayed.
When printing from a PictBridge-compatible printer,
create print orders before connecting the camera to
the printer.
2
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Print set] and press d.
The print set menu is displayed.
3
Press GH to choose [Print selected] and
press d.
To delete the current print order, choose [Delete print
set] and press d.
Playback menu
Set up
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Exit
Print set
Print selected
Delete print set
Exit
4
Choose the pictures and number of copies (up to 9) of each.
The current picture is shown at the center of the display. Press IJ to choose the previous or next picture. Press GH to increase or decrease the number
of copies for each picture.
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Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon and the number of copies to be printed. w is not displayed with pictures for
which 0 copies have been specified and these pictures will not be printed.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
5
Press d.
Print set
Press GH to choose an option and press d to
enable that option.
Done
[Date]: Print date of recording on all pictures in the
print order.
Date
Info
Exit
[Info]: Print shutter speed and aperture on all pictures
in the print order. Note that this information is not
printed with direct connection to a printer.
[Done]: Complete the print order and exit.
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[Date] and [Info] are reset each time the print set menu (step 4) is displayed. Information normally printed when [Info] is selected in the print set menu is not printed when the camera is
connected directly to the printer.
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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.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers, and Printers
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the
w icon displayed with playback.
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Differences Between Print Set and Date Imprint
• Date and time can only be printed on pictures using the [Date] option in the print set menu
when pictures are printed from a DPOF-compatible printer (c 101).
• Use the [Date imprint] (c 101) option in the setup menu to print the date on pictures from
a printer that does not support DPOF (position of the date is fixed at the bottom right hand
corner of the picture). Once the [Date imprint] option is enabled, the date forms a permanent part of the image and cannot be deleted from pictures.
• When the date option for both [Print set] and [Date imprint] is enabled, only the date from
the [Date imprint] option is printed, even when a DPOF-compatible printer is used.
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Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
The shooting menu contains the following options
only available in L mode (with the exception of
[Image mode]).
See “The m Button” (c 10) for information on
viewing and using the menu.
Z
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Exp. +/Continuous
Exit
Set up
c 94
Display the setup menu.
Z
Image mode
c 77
Choose image size and quality.
d
White balance*
c 79
Match white balance to the light source.
I
Exp. +/–
c 81
Adjust exposure for very bright or very dark subjects.
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Continuous*
c 82
Take pictures one at a time or in a sequence.
A
BSS*
c 84
Use the “best shot selector” to choose the sharpest picture.
W
Sensitivity
c 85
Control camera’s sensitivity to light.
d
Color Options*
c 86
Apply color effects to pictures as they are recorded.
* See the information on restrictions that may apply to [White balance], [Continuous],
[BSS], and [Color Options] settings (c 87).
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Z 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.
Options
Size (pixels)
Image mode
High(2816 )
Normal(2816)
Normal(2048)
PC screen(1024)
TV screen(640)
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Description
High(2816A)
2,816 × 2,112
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Normal(2816)
2,816 × 2,112
Best choice in most situations.
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Normal(2048)
2,048 × 1,536
Smaller size allows more pictures to be
stored.
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PC screen(1024)
1,024 × 768
Suited to display on computer monitor.
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TV screen(640)
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television or distribution by e-mail or the web.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (c 6).
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Highest quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
Image Mode
The image mode setting can also be applied from the one-touch portrait and scene menus.
Changes made to the image mode setting from any of the three menus apply to all shooting
modes.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
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Image Mode and the Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory and on
a 256 MB memory card, together with the size of still pictures. All figures are approximate. If
the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposure remaining
display shows [9999].
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Internal memory (24 MB)
256 MB memory card
Print size (printed
at 300 dpi; cm/in.)
b
High(2816A)
9
90
24 × 18 / 9½ × 7
c
Normal(2816)
18
180
24 × 18 / 9½ × 7
e
Normal(2048)
32
320
17 × 13 / 7 × 5
h
PC screen(1024)
127
1,280
9 × 7 / 3½ × 2½
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TV screen(640)
191
1,920
5 × 4 / 2 × 1½
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
d White Balance
Adjust white balance based on the light source to
give pictures the most realistic colors possible.
[Auto] can be used under most types of lighting, or
you can apply the white balance setting suited to a
particular light source to achieve more accurate
results.
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White balance
Auto
White bal. preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Exit
Auto (default)
White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
f
White bal. preset
Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual
lighting conditions (c 80).
g
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
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Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
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Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
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Flash
Use with the flash.
At settings other than [Auto], the icon for the current setting is displayed in
the monitor (c 6).
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Flash Mode
At white-balance settings other than [Auto] or [Flash], turn the flash off (B) (c 28).
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
f Preset White Balance
Preset white balance 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
2
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that
will be used during shooting.
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[White bal. preset] and press d.
The camera zooms in.
3
Press GH to choose [Measure].
White bal. preset
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
To apply the most recently measured value for preset
white balance, choose [Cancel] and press d.
Cancel
Measure
Exit
4
Frame the reference object.
White bal. preset
Cancel
Measure
Exit
Reference object frame
5
Press d.
The shutter is released and the new white balance
value is set.
No pictures are recorded.
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White balance
Auto
White bal. preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Exit
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Exp. +/Continuous
Exit
f
Note on Preset White Balance
The camera cannot measure a value for preset white balance when the flash fires. Regardless
of the flash mode selected, the flash will not fire when d is pressed in step 5.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
I Exp. +/–
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure
from the value selected by the camera. Choose
from values between –2.0 EV and +2.0 EV in increments of 1/3 EV. Negative values produce darker
pictures, positive values brighter pictures.
Exp. +/-
0.3
0
0.3
Exit
The effects can be previewed in the display. At settings other than zero, the current value for exposure compensation is also displayed in the monitor.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
q Continuous
Capture a fleeting expression on a portrait subject,
photograph a subject that is moving unpredictably,
or capture motion in a series of pictures.
Continuous
Single
Continuous
Multi-shot 16
Intvl timer shooting
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Single (default)
One shot is taken each time shutter-release button is pressed. When [Single] is
selected, no indicator is displayed in the monitor.
q
Continuous
While shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes pictures at up to 1.7
frames per second. COOLPIX S9 can take up to 3 pictures at a time at imagemode setting of [Normal(2816)].
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Multi-shot 16
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes 16 shots at about 2.1 frames per second
and arrange them in a single picture
2,816 × 2,112 pixels as shown at right.
z
Intvl timer shooting
Camera takes pictures automatically at specified interval until the shutterrelease button is pressed again, memory is full, or 1,800 frames have been
recorded (c 83).
The indicator for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (c 6). At settings other than [Single], focus, exposure, and white balance are fixed at the
values for the first picture in each series.
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
z Interval Timer Photography
1
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Intvl timer shooting] and press d.
Continuous
Single
Continuous
Multi-shot 16
Intvl timer shooting
Exit
2
Press GH to choose interval between
shots and press d.
Set interval time
30s
1m
5m
10m
Press m to return to shooting mode.
Exit
3
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Monitor turns off and indicator lamp blinks green
between shots.
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Press the shutter-release button fully to
start recording.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
A Best Shot Selector (BSS)
The “best shot selector” is recommended from situations in which inadvertent camera movement can
result in blurred pictures, or when parts of the
image are prone to under- or overexposure. BSS
may not produce the desired results if the subject
moves or the composition changes while the shutter-release button is fully pressed.
A
BSS
A On
B Off
Exposure BSS
Exit
On
Camera takes shots while shutter-release button is pressed, to a maximum of
ten. These images are then compared and the sharpest picture (picture with
highest level of detail) is saved. Flash automatically turns off and focus, exposure, and white balance for all pictures are determined by the first picture in
each series.
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Exposure BSS
Selecting this option displays sub-menu shown at
Exposure BSS
right. Choose from:
Highlight BSS
• [Highlight BSS]: picture with smallest area of
Shadow BSS
overexposure is selected.
Histogram BSS
• [Shadow BSS]: picture with smallest area of
underexposure is selected.
• [Histogram BSS]: of pictures with least underExit
and over-exposure, camera chooses picture
with overall exposure closest to optimum.
Camera takes five shots each time shutter-release button is pressed, but only
the picture that best meets the selected criterion is saved. Flash automatically
turns off and focus and white balance for all pictures are determined by first
picture in each series. Recommended for high-contrast subjects, when it is difficult to set exposure correctly.
At settings other than [Off], the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (c 6).
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
W Sensitivity
Sensitivity is a measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher
the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. Although a high
ISO rating is suited for taking pictures of subjects in action or in poor lighting,
high sensitivity is often associated with “noise” -randomly spaced, brightly
colored pixels concentrated in dark parts of the image. Choose from values
between ISO 64 and 400 equivalent.
[Auto] is equivalent to ISO 64 under normal condiSensitivity
tions; when lighting is poor and the flash is off, the
Auto
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camera compensates by raising sensitivity to a maxi100
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400
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Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
At settings other than [Auto], the current setting is
displayed in the monitor (c 6). If [Auto] is selected
and the sensitivity is raised above an ISO 64 equivalent, the W icon will be displayed.
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Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
d Color Options
Make colors more vivid or record pictures in monochrome.
e
Color Options
Standard color
Vivid color
Black-and-white
Sepia
Cyanotype
Exit
Standard color (default)
Use for pictures exhibiting natural color.
C
Vivid color
Use to achieve a vivid, “photoprint” effect.
D
Black-and-white
Record pictures in black-and-white.
B
Sepia
Record pictures in sepia tones.
A
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
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Cyanotype
Record pictures in cyan-blue monochrome.
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 (c 6).
Shooting Options: The Shooting Menu
Restrictions on Camera Settings
Restrictions apply to the following settings in L mode:
Flash mode
Flash turns off at [Continuous] settings of [Continuous] or [Multi-shot
16] or when [BSS] is on. Applied setting is restored when [Single] or
[Intvl timer shooting] is selected or [BSS] is turned off.
Self-timer
If self-timer is on, only one shot will be taken when shutter is
released, regardless of settings chosen for [Continuous] and [BSS].
Applied [Continuous] and [BSS] settings are restored when picture is
taken or self-timer is turned off.
Continuous
Selecting [Continuous], [Multi-shot 16], or [Intvl timer shooting] turns
[BSS] off. Applied [BSS] setting is not restored when [Single] is
selected.
BSS
White balance
White balance is automatically set to [Auto] and cannot be adjusted
when [Black-and-white], [Sepia], or [Cyanotype] is selected for [Color
Options]. Applied white balance setting is restored when [Standard
color] or [Vivid color] is selected.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
[Continuous] is automatically set to [Single] when [BSS] is on. Applied
setting is not restored when [BSS] is turned off.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
The playback menu contains the following options.
See “The m Button” (c 10) for information on
viewing and using the menu.
Z
Set up
Playback menu
Set up
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Exit
c 94
Display the setup menu.
w
Print set
c 90
Select pictures for printing.
z
Slide show
c 90
View pictures in an automatic slide show.
A
Delete
c 91
Delete all or selected pictures.
D Protect
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
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c 91
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
E Transfer marking
c 92
Change transfer marking for existing pictures.
H
Small pic.
c 51
Create a small copy of the current picture.
L
Copy
Copy files between memory card and internal memory.
c 93
Playback Options: The Playback Menu
Selecting Multiple Pictures
Follow the steps below to select multiple pictures
for a print set (c 90), deletion (c 91), protection
from deletion (c 91), transfer (c 92), copying
between internal memory and the memory card
(c 93), or for the welcome screen (c 96).
The process for protecting multiple pictures is
shown here as example.
1
Press the multi selector IJ to choose a
desired picture.
The current picture is displayed at the center of the
monitor.
For the welcome screen, select a picture and proceed
to step 3.
Press GH to select [ON] or [OFF] (or the
number of copies).
When [ON] is selected, the indicator for the specified
function is displayed in the center of the current picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional pictures.
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Protect
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Press d.
The setting is enabled.
Done
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
2
Protect
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
w Print Set
Create digital “print orders” for PictBridge printers
(c 126) and DPOF-compatible devices (c 74).
See “Selecting Multiple Pictures” (c 89) for
more information on using this function.
z Slide Show
Print set
Print selected
Delete print set
Exit
Slide show
Play pictures back in an automated “slide show”
with a three-second interval between pictures.
Pause
Start
Loop
Exit
1
Press the multi selector GH to choose [Start].
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
To repeat the slide show automatically, enable [Loop] and press d before choosing [Start]. y will be added to the loop option when enabled.
2
Press d.
The slide show begins. While the slide show is in
progress, the following operations can be performed:
• Press J to skip to the next picture, or I to return
to the previous picture. Hold down to fast forward
(J) or rewind (I).
• Press d to pause the slide show.
The menu shown at right is displayed when the slide
show ends or is paused. Choose [Restart] and press d
to play the slide show again, or choose [End] to stop
the slide show and return to the playback menu.
Pause
End
Restart
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Notes on the Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies (c 58) included in slide shows is displayed.
• Select [Loop] to repeat the slide show until d is pressed. Note that the monitor will turn off
automatically (c 104) if no operations are performed for 30 minutes. The camera will turn
off automatically if no operations are performed for another three minutes.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
A Delete
Delete
Erase selected images
Erase all images
The delete menu contains the options shown
below.
If no memory card is inserted in the camera, pictures in the internal memory will be deleted.
If a memory card is inserted, pictures on the memory card will be deleted.
B
Exit
Erase selected images
Delete selected pictures.
See “Selecting Multiple Pictures” (c 89) for more information on using
this function.
C
Erase all images
Delete all pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card.
• Choose [Yes] and press d in the confirmation
Delete
dialog to delete all pictures. To exit without
Erasing all images
deleting pictures, choose [No] and press d.
( excluded)
Exit
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Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures cannot be recovered. Transfer important images to a computer
before deletion.
• Pictures marked with the D icon are protected and cannot be deleted.
D Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Protected pictures are recognized by the D icon
(see right, below) and cannot be deleted using T or
the [Delete] option in the playback menu. Note,
however, that formatting will delete protected files
(c 105).
See “Selecting Multiple Pictures” (c 89) for
more information on using this function.
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No
Yes
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
E Transfer Marking
Transfer marking
All on
All off
Select image(s)
When the camera is connected to a computer via
the supplied USB cable and E (d) is pressed to
transfer pictures, only pictures marked with a E
icon are transferred (c 66). At the default setting,
all pictures are marked for transfer.
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All on
Mark all images for transfer.
F
All off
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Remove transfer marking from all images.
P
Select Image(s)
Mark selected pictures for transfer.
See “Selecting Multiple Pictures” (c 89) for more information on using
this function.
Pictures selected for transfer are recognized by the E icon (c 7).
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Marking for Transfer
• No more than 999 pictures can be marked for transfer. If more than 999 pictures are
marked, use PictureProject to transfer the pictures. See the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD) for details.
• This camera cannot recognize the transfer settings for pictures applied with another make
of camera. Use the COOLPIX S9 to select the pictures to transfer again.
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Playback Options: The Playback Menu
L Copy
Copy
Copy pictures between the internal memory and a
memory card.
Exit
The options of this menu allows you to copy the
specified pictures or all pictures in the internal
memory or on the memory card.
See “Selecting Multiple Pictures” (c 89) for
more information on using the [Selected
images] option.
Camera to card
Selected images
All images
Exit
MNO
Copy pictures from internal memory to memory card.
ONM
Copy pictures from memory card to internal memory.
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Notes on Copying Pictures
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File Names of Copied Pictures
• When pictures are copied using the [Selected images] option, the newly copied pictures are
numbered consecutively from the largest number existing between the two memory sources.
Ex: when the last number in the source memory is 32 (DSCN0032.JPG) and the last number
in the destination memory is 18 (DSCN0018.JPG).
The copied pictures are assigned numbers starting form DSCN0033.
After that, numbering will continue from the lowest number after the number of the last file
that was copied.
• When pictures are copied using the [All images] option, all the pictures in the folder are copied
with the same file numbers. The newly copied folder is assigned the lowest available number.
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Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
• If there is not enough space in the memory or on the memory card to receive the copy, an
error message will be displayed. Delete unwanted pictures or insert a new memory card (if
using a memory card) before trying again.
• The file format of images that can be copied is JPEG, MOV, or WAV.
• Voice memos (c 52) are copied with the associated picture, but voice recordings (c 59) are
not. See “Copying Voice Recordings” (c 61) for information on copying voice recordings.
• Copied pictures are stored separately from the original picture. Refer to “Image File and
Folder Names” (c 110) for more information. The camera may be unable to copy pictures
that were created with another make of camera or that have been modified on a computer.
Copies
Edited copies have the same protection marking as the original but are not marked for printing or transfer.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
See “The m Button” (c 10) for information on
viewing and using the menu.
R
Set up
Shooting menu
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Exit
Menus
c 95
Choose how menus are displayed.
V
Welcome screen
c 96
Select screen displayed when camera is turned on.
W
Date
c 97
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Z
Monitor settings
c 100
Adjust monitor brightness and choose display style.
f
Date imprint
c 101
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Imprint date or date counter on pictures.
u
AF assist
c 103
Enable or disable AF assist illumination.
h
Sound settings
c 103
Adjust sound and volume settings.
h
Blur warning
c 104
Turn blur warning on or off.
i
Auto off
c 104
Set time before camera enters standby mode to save power.
M/O
Format memory/Format card
c 105
Format internal memory or memory card.
j
Language
c 106
Choose language for camera menus and messages.
k
Interface
c 106
Adjust settings for connection to television or computer.
n
Reset all
c 107
Restore camera settings to default values.
B
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Displaying the Setup Menu
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Exp. +/Continuous
Exit
Display the shooting
or playback menu*.
Set up
Shooting menu
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Exit
Shooting menu
Set up
Image mode
White balance
Exp. +/Continuous
Exit
Press the multi selector
GH to choose [Set up]
and press d.
* To display the setup menu in scene mode (c 38), one-touch portrait mode (c 44),
voice recording mode (c 59) or movie mode (c 54), first display the menu for that
mode and then choose [Set up].
R Menus
Set up
Shooting menu
Menus
Welcome screen
Date
Monitor settings
Exit
[Text]
Menus
Exit
[Icons]
Menus
Text
Icons
Exit
Menu names
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Choose whether the initial menus displayed for the
shooting menu, scene menu, movie menu, onetouch portrait menu, and playback menu use text
or icons. When [Icons] is selected, all menu items
can be displayed in a single page.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
V Welcome Screen
You can select the welcome screen to be displayed
when the camera is turned on.
Welcome screen
Disable welcome
Nikon
Animation
Select an image
Exit
Disable welcome (default setting)
A welcome screen is not displayed when the camera is turned on.
Nikon
Displays a welcome screen when the camera is turned on.
Animation
Displays a short animation when the camera is turned on.
Select an image
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Select a picture in the internal memory or on the memory card for the welcome screen.
The image used in the welcome screen is a copy of the selected picture and,
therefore, is not affected if the original picture is deleted or the memory card
is removed.
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When “Select an image” is Selected
If you have already selected a welcome screen picture, you can select a new one by following the
confirmation dialog.
Welcome screen
Replace current
image?
No
Yes
Exit
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
W Date
Set the camera clock and choose home and travel
destination time zones.
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Time zone
Exit
Date
Set camera clock to current date and time (c 16).
Time zone
When Y (destination time zone) is selected, the time difference (c 99) is
automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are displayed. Home time zone and daylight saving time can be set in the time zone
menu.
Setting Travel Destination Time Zone
Press the multi selector GH to choose
[Time zone] and press d.
The time zone menu is displayed.
For information on using the multi selector, see “The
Multi Selector” (c 8).
2
Press GH to choose Y and press d.
The date and time displayed on the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to choose
[DaylightSaving], press d and then press G. The
time is automatically advanced one hour.
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Time zone
Exit
Time zone
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DaylightSaving
Tokyo, Seoul
DaylightSaving
Exit
Press J.
Time zone
The new city time zone menu is displayed.
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DaylightSaving
Tokyo, Seoul
DaylightSaving
Exit
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
4
Press IJ to choose the travel destination time zone and press d.
New city time zone
The setting is enabled.
EST:New York
Toronto, Lima
Back
5
Press m.
Time zone
The camera returns to shooting or playback mode.
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While the travel destination time zone is selected, the
Y icon will be displayed in the monitor when the
camera is in shooting mode.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
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The Clock Battery
The clock battery charges when the main battery is installed, and can provide 2 days of
backup power.
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X (Home Time Zone)
• To switch to the home time zone, choose X in step 2 and press d.
• To change the home time zone, choose X in step 2 and perform the following steps for
the home time zone.
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05:00
London,Casablanca
DaylightSaving
EST:New York
DaylightSaving
Exit
Daylight Saving Time
• If date and time are set when daylight saving time is not in effect:
Turn [DaylightSaving] on (y) when daylight saving time begins to automatically advance
the camera’s clock one hour.
• If date and time are set with [DaylightSaving] turned on (y) when daylight saving time is
in effect:
Turn [DaylightSaving] off (y) when daylight saving time ends to automatically set the
camera’s clock back one hour.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
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Time Zones (c 16)
The camera supports the time zones listed below. Increments of less than one hour are not
supported; when travelling to or from destinations at half- or quarter-hour increments from
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), such as Afghanistan, Central Australia, India, Iran, Nepal, or
Newfoundland, set the camera clock to local time (c 16, 97).
GMT +/–
Location
GMT +/–
Location
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, 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
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
–5
EST (EDT): New York,
Toronto, Lima
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–4
Caracas, Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong,
Singapore
–3
Buenos Aires, São Paulo
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
–2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
–1
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
±0
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
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Z Monitor Settings
Monitor settings
Photo info
Brightness
Choose whether or not to display information in
the monitor, and set the monitor brightness. The
following options are available:
Photo info
3
Exit
Choose information displayed in monitor (see
below).
Brightness (default: 3)
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness.
Photo Info
The following display options are available:
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Show info
Displays the current settings or
operation guide on the monitor
when taking or viewing pictures.
Auto info
(default)
Displays the current settings or
operation guide on the monitor
for just five seconds.
Hide info
The operation guide or current
settings are not displayed on the
monitor.
Framing grid
In L mode, a framing grid is displayed to help frame pictures;
other current settings or operation guide is displayed for five
seconds as in [Auto info] above.
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Photo Info
See “The Monitor” (c 6) for information on indicators in the monitor.
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
f Date Imprint
Date and time of recording can be imprinted on
pictures for printing this information from printers
that are not DPOF-compatible (c 117).
f Date imprint
Off
Date
Date and time
Date counter
Exit
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.
Date counter
Time stamp shows number of days between date of recording and selected
date (see following page).
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Date Imprint
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
At settings other than [Off], the icon for the current setting is displayed in the
monitor (c 6).
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. Dates
imprinted at an image-mode setting 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 (c 16, 97).
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Date imprint and print set
When using DPOF-compatible devices, shooting date or photo information will be printed if
[Date] or [Info] is selected in the print set menu (c 75). See “Differences Between Print Set
and Date Imprint” (c 75) for more information on the difference between [Date imprint] and
[Print set].
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Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
Date Counter
Pictures taken while this option is in effect are imprinted with the number of
days remaining until, or the number of days elapsed since a specified date.
Use it to track the growth of a child or count down the days until a birthday
or wedding.
f Date counter
Press d to display the
stored dates option.
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Press d to display the
display option.
Number of days
Exit
Stored dates
Up to three dates can be stored. To set, choose an
option, press the multi selector J, and enter a
date (c 16). To select a date, choose an option
and press d.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
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Display options
Choose [Number of days], [Years and days], or
[Yrs, mnths, days] and press d.
Display options
Number of days
Years and days
Yrs, mnths, days
Exit
Sample date counter time stamps are shown below.
02/ 08.10.2006
Two days remaining
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f Stored dates
02/ 12.10.2006
Two days elapsed
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
u AF Assist
If [Auto] is selected, AF-assist illumination will be
used to assist the focus operation when the subject
is poorly lit. To disable this function, choose [Off].
Note that for some modes, AF-assist illumination
turns off automatically (c 33-37, c 39-42). When
set to [Off], the camera may be unable to focus if
lighting is poor.
h Sound Settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
AF assist
Auto
Off
Exit
Sound settings
Button sound
Shutter sound
Start-up sound
Exit
When [ON] is selected, beep will sound once when operations are completed
successfully, three times when error is detected.
Shutter sound (default: Normal)
Choose volume of shutter sound from [Loud], [Normal], and [Off].
Start-up sound (default: Normal)
Choose volume of sound that plays when camera is turned on to [Loud], [Normal], or [Off].
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Button sound (default: On)
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h Blur Warning
Blur warning
Choose whether or not to display the blur warning.
Note that the warning may not always be displayed
(c 120). At default setting, blur warning is [On].
On
Off
Exit
i Auto Off
Auto off
30s
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the cam1m
era enters standby mode to save power (c 15).
5m
The time options are 30 seconds (default setting),
30m
one minute, five minutes, and 30 minutes.
Exit
• If no operations are performed for fifteen seconds when the auto off option is set to [30s], the
monitor turns off and the power on lamp blinks. If no operations are performed for another fifteen seconds, the camera enters standby mode.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
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Auto Off
Regardless of the option selected, the monitor will remain on for a minimum of three minutes
when menus are displayed, and for thirty minutes during a slide show.
Basic Camera Setup: The Setup Menu
M Format Memory/O Format Card
If no memory card is inserted, this option is labeled
[Format memory] and formats internal memory.
Remove the memory card from the camera to format the internal memory. If a memory card is
inserted, the option is labeled [Format card] and
formats the memory card.
When a memory card is inserted, two format
options are available:
Format memory
WARNING!
All images will be deleted!
No
Format
Exit
Format card
Quick format
Format
Exit
Quick format
Formats only portions of the memory card containing data.
Formats the entire memory card including portions with no recorded data.
Format takes longer than Quick format.
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Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Format
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.
• The first time you insert the memory cards used in other devices into the COOLPIX S9, format them with [Format]. Repeated recording and deleting of pictures without regular formatting reduces memory card performance. Regular formatting of memory cards is
recommended to maintain maximum performance.
• Do not turn the camera off or remove the battery or memory card during formatting.
• [Format] is not available when the battery is low.
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j Language
Choose one of 20 languages for display of camera
menus and messages.
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Czech
Polish
Danish
Portuguese
German
Russian
(default)
Finnish
Spanish
Swedish
French
Simplified Chinese
Indonesian
Traditional Chinese
Italian
Japanese
Dutch
Korean
Norwegian
Thai
k Interface
Adjust settings for connection to a computer or
video device.
Interface
USB
Video mode
Auto transfer
Exit
USB
Select [Mass storage] or [PTP] for connection to computer (c 65) or printer
(c 69).
Video mode
Choose from [NTSC] and [PAL] (c 63).
Auto transfer (default)
Choose [On] to mark all new pictures for transfer to computer (c 67).
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n Reset All
This option restores the following settings to their
default values:
Reset all
Reset all settings to default
values
No
Reset
Exit
Pop-up menu
Flash mode (c 28)
Auto
Self-timer (c 30)
Off
Macro close-up (c 31)
Off
One-touch portrait menu
Image mode (c 45)
Normal(2816)
Setup menu
Menus (c 95)
Photo info (c 100)
Brightness (c 100)
Date imprint (c 101)
AF assist (c 103)
Text
Disable welcome
Auto info
3
Off
Auto
Button sound (c 103)
On
Shutter sound (c 103)
Normal
Start-up sound (c 103)
Normal
Blur warning (c 104)
On
Auto off (c 104)
30s
Auto transfer (c 106)
On
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Welcome screen (c 96)
Scene mode
Scene mode (c 32)
Portrait
Portrait assist (c 34)
B
Landscape assist (c 35)
E
Sports assist (c 36)
P
Night portrait assist (c 37)
D
Image mode (c 45)
Normal(2816)
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Shooting menu
Image mode (c 77)
White balance (c 79)
Exposure compensation (c 81)
Continuous (c 82)
Interval timer
BSS (c 84)
Exposure BSS
Sensitivity
Color options (c 86)
Normal(2816)
Auto
0
Single
30 s
Off
Highlight BSS
Auto
Standard color
Movie menu
Movie options (c 54)
Small size 320
Set interval time
10 s
Playback speed
5 fps
Auto-focus mode (c 57)
Single AF
Shooting, Playback, and Setup Menus
Others
Paper size (c 73)
Default
• Choosing [Reset all] also clears the current file number (c 110) from the memory. Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file numbering to “0001,”
delete all pictures (c 91) before selecting [Reset all].
• Settings for [Date] (c 97), [Date counter] (c 102), [Language] (c 106), [USB] (c 106),
and [Video mode] (c 106) will remain unaffected even if [Reset all] is performed.
B Firmware Version
View the current camera firmware version.
COOLPIX S9 Ver. X.X
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Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for
the COOLPIX S9. Contact your local retailer or Nikon representative for
details.
Rechargeable
battery
Nikon EN-EL8 rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Battery charger
MH-62 battery charger
Approved Memory Cards
The following memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the
COOLPIX S9:
SanDisk
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB/256 MB*, 512 MB*,
1 GB*
Toshiba
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB/128 MB*, 256 MB*,
512 MB*
Panasonic
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB/256 MB*, 512 MB*,
1 GB*
* Cards rated for 10 MB/s (high speed)
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the memory cards
listed above, please contact the manufacturer.
Technical Notes
109
Optional Accessories
Image File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies, time-lapse movies, voice recordings, and voice memos are
assigned file names with three parts: a four letter identifier, a four-digit file
number assigned automatically by the camera in ascending order, and a
three-letter extension (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”).
Originals
Technical Notes
110
Identifier
Extension
Identifier
Extension
Still picture
DSCN
.JPG
Cropped copy
Copies
RSCN
.JPG
Movie
DSCN
.MOV
Small copy
SSCN
.JPG
Time-lapse
movie
INTN
.MOV
D-Lighting
copy
FSCN
.JPG
Stop-motion
movie
INTN
.MOV
Voice memo
Same as
picture
.WAV
Voice recording
DSCN
.WAV
Voice memo
DSCN
.WAV
• Pictures and sound files are stored in folders named with a three-digit
folder number followed by a five-character identifier: “P_” plus a threedigit sequence number for pictures taken using panorama assist (e.g.,
“101P_001”; c 42), “INTVL” for interval timer photography (e.g.,
“101INTVL”; c 83), “SOUND” for voice recordings (e.g., “101SOUND”;
c 59), and “NIKON” for all other pictures (e.g., “100NIKON”).
• Folders can hold up to 200 pictures; 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. 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 medium is formatted (c 105) or a
new memory card inserted.
• Files copied using [Copy] > [Selected images] are copied to the current
folder, where they are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the largest file number in memory. [Copy] > [All images] copies
all folders from the source medium; file names do not change but new
folder numbers are assigned in ascending order starting from the largest
folder number on the destination medium (c 93).
Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
j
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
j
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
j
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.
j
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.
j
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.
j
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
j
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power
source
Do not remove the battery while the product is on, or while images are being recorded or
deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product memory or internal circuitry.
Technical Notes
Sudden changes in temperature, such as occur 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.
111
Caring for the Camera
j
The AF-Assist Illuminator LED
The light-emitting diode (LED; c 4, 29) used in the AF-assist
illuminator conforms to the following IEC standard:
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Technical Notes
112
The Battery
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out and charge the battery if necessary
(c 12). Do not continue charging once the battery is fully charged, as this will result in
reduced battery performance. If possible, carry a fully charged spare battery when taking
pictures on important occasions.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C
(104 °F). During charging, the temperature should be in the vicinity of 5 to 35 °C (41 to
95 °F). Note that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool
before charging. Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair its
performance, or prevent it from charging normally.
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure that the battery is fully
charged 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.
• When the battery is not in use, remove it from the camera or battery charger and replace
the terminal cover. The camera and battery charger draw minute amounts of current even
when off; if left in place, the battery could be drained to the point that it no longer functions. Turning the camera on or off while the battery is exhausted can result in reduced battery life. If the battery will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool (15 to
25 °C / 59 to 77 °F), dry place. Recharge it at least once a year and run it flat before returning it to storage.
• Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable
resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
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 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 battery if the camera will not
be used for an extended period. Do not store the camera with naptha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F)
• are 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.
113
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
S (blinks)
w
Warning!!
battery exhausted
w
p (● blinks red)
Technical Notes
114
Problem
Solution
c
Clock not set.
Set clock.
97
Battery running low.
Prepare to charge or
change battery.
14
Battery exhausted.
Charge or change battery.
14
Camera cannot focus.
Recompose picture.
J (blinks)
Slow shutter speed. Pictures may be blurred.
Use flash, or steady camera using tripod, by placing camera on level
surface, or by holding
camera in both hands
with elbows against
torso.
22, 28
Warning!!
please wait for the
camera to finish
recording
y
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
recording is complete.
Message clears from display automatically when
recording is complete.
–
Memory card is write
protected.
x
Write-protect switch is in
“lock” position.
Slide write-protect to
“write” position.
19
This card cannot be
used
x
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors
are clean.
• Confirm that memory
card is correctly
inserted.
109
–
Choose [Format] and
press d to format card,
or turn camera off and
replace card.
18,
105
Warning!!
this card cannot be
read
O
Card is not formatted
O
Format
No
Memory card has not
been formatted for use in
camera.
24
18
Error Messages
Display
Out of memory
M or O
Image cannot be
saved
M or O
Problem
Solution
c
• Choose smaller image
size.
• Delete pictures.
• Insert new memory
card.
• Remove memory card
and use internal memory.
77
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format internal memory
or memory card.
105
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
• Insert new memory
card.
• Format internal memory or memory card.
18
Memory card is full.
Cannot create cropped,
Select picture that supD-Lighting, or small copy. ports crop D-Lighting or
small picture.
Image has already
been modified. DLighting cannot be
used.
u
Cannot record
movie.
Memory contains no
images
r
No sound file.
18
105
48
Picture cannot be used
for welcome screen.
Choose picture 640 ×
480 pixels or larger.
Cannot copy picture.
Delete pictures from destination.
91
Image cannot be
enhanced using D-Lighting.
Copies from D-Lighting,
crop, or small picture
option cannot be
adjusted using D-Lighting.
48
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
Select [Reset all] after
either inserting new
memory card or formatting internal memory or
memory card.
105,
107
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card
with faster write speed.
109
No pictures available for
playback.
–
No sound file available for playback.
–
Technical Notes
Sound file cannot be
saved
M or O
91
18
–
–
115
Error Messages
Display
Solution
c
File not created with
COOLPIX S9.
View file on computer or
other device.
–
Picture is protected.
Remove protection.
91
Destination in same time
zone as home.
No need to change time
zones if destination is in
same time zone as home.
97
Camera cannot focus.
Wait until message has
cleared from display and
camera has zoomed all
the way out.
–
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then
on again. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikon
representative.
15
Lens cover error
Lens cover error.
Turn camera off and then
on again, or wait until
camera turns off after 30
seconds and turn on
again.
15
Communications
error
E
USB cable disconnected
during transfer or printing.
If PictureProject displays
error, click [OK] to exit.
Resume operation after
turning camera off and
reconnecting cable.
64
[USB] option incorrect.
Choose correct [USB]
option.
64
PictureProject did not
start.
–
No pictures selected for
transfer.
Select pictures for transfer in the playback menu
and try again.
File contains no
image data
r
Problem
This file cannot be
played back.
This image cannot be
deleted
r
New city is in the
current time zone
u
Initializing lens
cannot focus
y
Lens error
u
Technical Notes
No images are
marked for transfer
s
116
–
92
Error Messages
Solution
c
Transfer error
E
Display
Transfer error.
Problem
• Check battery level.
• Check that USB cable is
connected.
20
64
System error
u
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove
and reinsert battery, and
turn camera on. If error
persists, contact retailer
or Nikon representative.
–
Printer error
check printer status
u
Running out of ink or
printer error.
Check printer. Replace
ink cartridge with new
one.
–
Technical Notes
117
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to
the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Problem
Camera turns off without warning
Technical Notes
118
Cause/Solution
• Battery is low.
• Camera has turned off automatically
to save power.
• Battery is cold.
c
20
15
112
Monitor is blank
• Camera is off.
15
• Battery is exhausted.
20
• Standby mode for saving power. Mon15,
itor turns on when controls are used.
104
• Flash lamp blinks red: wait until flash
28
has charged.
• USB cable is connected.
64, 69
• A/V cable is connected.
63
• Time lapse or interval timer photogra- 54, 83
phy in progress: monitor turns off
automatically between shots.
No indicators displayed in monitor
[Hide info] is selected for [Photo info].
Select [Show info].
100
Monitor is hard to read
• Monitor has dimmed to save power.
Monitor brightens when controls are
used.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
15
100
113
Camera clock is not correct
Check camera clock regularly against
more accurate timepieces and reset as
required.
97
Camera settings reset
Clock battery exhausted: recharge clock
battery. Pictures recorded before clock
has been set will have time stamp of
“00.00.0000 00:00”; movies will be
dated “01.09.2006 00:00.”
98
No picture taken when shutterrelease button is pressed
• Camera is in playback mode: press
o.
• Menus are displayed: press m.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Flash lamp blinks: flash is charging.
46
10
20
28
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
Camera cannot focus using auto- • Subject is low in contrast, dominated
focus
by repeating geometric patterns, covers too small an area of the frame, or
contains many fine details, objects of
sharply differing brightness, or objects
at different distances from the camera. Use focus lock to focus on
another subject at same distance.
• [Off] is selected for AF assist option in
camera setup menu.
• Focus error. Turn camera off and then
on again.
c
24
103
15
Pictures are blurred
• Use flash.
• Use A.
• Use tripod and self-timer.
28
84
5, 30
Pictures are too dark
(underexposed)
•
•
•
•
•
28
22
28
81
28, 42
Pictures are too bright
(overexposed)
Adjust exposure compensation.
81
Randomly spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in image
Shutter speed too slow. Noise can be
reduced by:
• Using flash
• Set sensitivity to values other than
[Auto].
• Choosing J, G, or D scene mode
28
85
Pictures appear smeared
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
113
Colors are unnatural
White balance does not match light
source.
79
Flash does not fire
Flash is off. Note that flash turns off
automatically in T mode and some
scene modes, or when option other than
[Single] is selected for [Continuous], or
[BSS] is on.
Flash is off.
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Subject is backlit. Select L ([Back
light] scene mode) or use fill flash.
32
Technical Notes
28
33, 38
53
82, 84
119
Troubleshooting
Problem
Technical Notes
120
Cause/Solution
c
AF-assist illuminator does not
light
• [Off] is selected for AF assist option in
camera setup menu.
• AF-assist illuminator turns off automatically in some modes.
103
Bright specks appear in pictures
taken with flash
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Turn
flash off.
Blur warning is not displayed
• [Off] is selected for [Blur warning] in
104
camera setup menu.
• Blur warning is not displayed in self30,
timer, P, N, K, F, or T mode,
34,
when option other than [Single] is
82, 84
selected for [Continuous], or BSS is on.
No sound when shutter is
released
• [Off] is selected for [Sound settings] >
[Shutter sound] in setup menu.
• BSS is on, option other than [Single] is
selected for [Continuous], or P or T
mode is selected.
103
Optical zoom cannot be used
Optical zoom cannot be used while
recording movies.
53
Digital zoom cannot be used
Digital zoom is not available in assist
modes or when option other than [Single] is selected for [Continuous].
32, 82
Unexpected results when flash
set to A (auto with red-eye
reduction)
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix may, in very rare
cases, be applied to areas not affected
by red-eye. Set flash to z (auto) or C
(fill-flash) and try again. Note that redeye reduction is the default setting for
one-touch portrait, B, and D modes.
28,
34,
37, 44
[Image mode] not available
[Image mode] cannot be adjusted when
[Multi-shot 16] is selected for [Continuous] or [Sport composite] is selected in
sports assist mode.
36, 82
[Date imprint] not available
Camera clock has not been set.
Date not appearing on pictures
Date does not appear on movies or on
pictures taken using N, F, P ([Sport
composite] excepted), [Continuous], or
BSS.
34-37
39-42
28
97
42, 58
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
c
File cannot be played back
• Time lapse or interval timer photogra- 55, 83
phy in progress: pictures cannot be
played back until recording is complete.
• File has been 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.
–
Cannot record voice memo
Voice memos cannot be appended to
movies.
–
Cannot use crop, D-Lighting, or
small picture options
These options cannot be used with mov- 58, 48
ies and may not be available with pictures created with other cameras. Select
picture that supports crop, D-Lighting,
or small picture.
Cannot mark pictures for transfer No more than 999 pictures can be
marked for transfer. Use PictureProject
Transfer button to transfer pictures.
Transfer marking does not
appear
Pictures were marked for transfer using
another model of camera. Mark pictures
for transfer using COOLPIX S9.
PictureProject does not start
when camera is connected
•
•
•
•
Pictures not displayed on television
• Choose correct video mode.
• USB cable is connected: disconnect
USB cable.
[Format memory] > [Format]
option not available
Battery is low.
–
15
20
64
65
–
–
Technical Notes
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Appropriate [USB] option is not
selected.
• Camera is not registered in Device
Manager (Windows only).
See the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD) for further information.
• Computer is not set to launch
PictureProject automatically.
67
63
20,
105
121
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, and then turn the camera on
again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon representative.
Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may result in 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.
Technical Notes
122
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S9 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Effective pixels
6.1 million
CCD
1/2.5-in.
Image size (pixels)
Lens
•
•
•
•
CCD; total pixels: 6.36 million
2,816 × 2,112 [High(2816A)/Normal(2816)]
2,048 × 1,536 [Normal(2048)]
1,024 × 768 [PC screen(1024)]
640 × 480 [TV screen(640)]
3× Zoom-Nikkor lens
Focal length
F=6.4–19.2 mm (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent:
38–114mm)
f/-number
f/3.5–4.3 (W), f/4.41–7.15 (T)
Construction
13 elements in 10 groups
Digital zoom
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range (from
lens)
Up to 4× (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent:
456 mm)
Contrast-detect AF with AF-assist illumination
25 cm (0.8 ft.)–∞ (W), 45 cm–∞ (T)
Macro close-up mode: 4 cm (1.6 in.)–∞ (wide zoom position)
Focus-area selection Center
AF-assist illumination
Monitor
Frame coverage
Class 1 LED product (IEC 60825-1 Edition 1.2-2001); max.
output: 1,500 µW
2.5 in., 153,600-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level brightness
adjustment
Storage
Media
Internal memory (24 MB); Secure Digital (SD) memory
cards
File system
DCF, Exif 2.2, and DPOF compliant
File formats
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant
Movies: QuickTime
Audio files: WAV
Technical Notes
Shooting mode: Approximately 97% horizontal and 97%
vertical
Playback mode: Approximately 100% horizontal and
100% vertical
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Specifications
Exposure
Metering
Center-weighted
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with exposure compensation
(–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Range
W: +2.7 to +16.7 EV, T: +2.3 to +17.3 EV
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
2–1/2,000 s
Electronically controlled ND filter selection
2 steps (f/3.5 and f/5.7 [W])
ISO sensitivity
64, 100, 200, 400, Auto (auto gain to ISO 64–400 equivalent)
Self-timer
10 seconds duration
Built-in flash
Technical Notes
124
Range
W: 0.25–3.2 m/10 in.–7 ft. 6 in.
T: 0.45–2.6 m/1 ft. 5 in.–6 ft. 2 in.
Flash control
Sensor flash system
I/O terminals
Audio/video (A/V) out, digital I/O (USB)
Interface
USB
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Supported
languages
Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and
Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
Power sources
One EN-EL8 rechargeable lithium-ion battery (supplied)
Battery life
Approximately 190 shots (EN-EL8)*
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
90.5 × 58 × 20.5 mm/3.6 × 2.3 × 0.8 in.
(excluding projections)
Weight
115 g (4 oz) without battery or memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
0 to +40 °C (+32 to 104 °F)
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring
the life of camera batteries. Measured at 25 °C (77 °F); zoom adjusted with each
shot, flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
* Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and
images being displayed.
Specifications
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with fully charged
EN-EL8 battery operated at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
MH-62 Battery Charger
Rated input
AC 100–240 V, 0.09–0.051 A, 50/60 Hz
Charging output
DC 4.2 V/730 mA
Compatible batteries Nikon EN-EL8 rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging time
Approximately 2.0 hours when no charge remains
Operating temperature
0 to +40 °C (+32 to 104 °F)
Dimensions
Approximately 86 × 19.5 × 59.2 mm/3.4 in. × 0.7 in. ×
2.3 in.
Length of cord
Approximately 2 m (78.7 in.)
Weight
Approximately 60 g (2.1 oz), excluding power cable
EN-EL8 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
3.7 V/730 mAh
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approximately 35 × 47 × 5 mm/1.4 in. × 1.9 in. × 0.2 in.
(excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 17 g (0.6 oz) excluding terminal cover
Technical Notes
125
Specifications
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
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126
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.
Index
Symbols
L Auto mode 20–27
T Delete button 10, 26, 47
i D-Lighting button 4, 50
l Help 11
m Menu button 5, 10
p Mode button 5, 9
T Movie mode 9, 10, 53, 54
d OK (center) button 8
m One-touch portrait button 4, 44
i Playback mode 8, 9, 10, 27
k Playback zoom 47, 49
n Scene mode 10, 32–37
o Shooting/playback button 10,
26, 49–52
j Thumbnail playback 46, 49
E Transfer button 64, 66, 92
q Voice playback mode 60
O Voice recording mode 9, 59, 95
y Wait icon 114
x Zoom control 4, 22, 31, 58, 60,
70
A
Cable connector 66, 69
Cleaning
Body 113
Lens 113
Monitor 113
Close up (M) 40
Close-up 31, 40
Color options 86, 87
Computer 62–67, 106
copying pictures to 62–66
Continuous 82, 87
Copy 93
Copy (O) 41
Crop 49
D
Date 16–17, 97, 101
printing 75
Date counter 102
Date imprint 101
Daylight saving time 97
DCF 126
Delete 91
Design rule for Camera File System 126
Digital Print Order Format 74–75, 126
D-Lighting 50
Dusk/dawn (J) 40
E
B
Back light (L) 42
Backlit subjects 28, 42
Battery 14
Battery level indicator 114
Battery-chamber/memory card
cover 5
Beach/snow (H) 39
Best shot selector 41, 84
Blur 119
C
E-mail 77
Error messages 114–117
Exif version 2.2 126
Extension 110
slot
Technical Notes
A/V cable 63
A/V-out connect 63
Accessories 109
Assist modes 33–37
Auto off 15, 104
Auto transfer 106
Auto-focus mode 57
Brightness 100
BSS 87
F
Face-priority AF 45
File names 110
Fill flash 28
Fireworks show (K) 41
Firmware version 108
127
Index
Flash 28, 107
lamp 5, 29
mode 28
Flash mode 87
Focus 6, 24
area 6, 24
face-priority 44
Folder names 110
Format 19, 105
Framing 22
assist 32–37
guides 33–37
Movie options 54
maximum movie length 54
small size 54
smaller size 54
TV movie 54
Movies 53, 58
deleting 58
playback 58
recording 53
Multi connector 5
Multi selector 5
Museum (N) 41
I
N
Image mode 32, 77
Interface 63–69, 106
Internal memory 6–7, 18, 78, 105
capacity 78
formatting 105
Night landscape (G) 40
Night portrait (D) 32
J
One-touch portrait mode 44
menu 45
taking pictures 44
JPEG 123
P
L
Landscape (E) 35
Language 16, 106
Lens 4, 113
M
Technical Notes
128
O
Macro close-up 31
Memory card 6–7, 18, 78, 109
approved 109
capacity of 78
formatting 105
Inserting and removing 18
slot 18
Menus 95
Monitor 5, 6–7, 20, 100, 113
brightness 100
indicators in 6–7
Monitor settings 100
Movie menu 54
Movie mode 53
Panorama 42–43
Panorama assist (F) 42
Party/indoor (C) 39
PictBridge 68–74, 126
Playback 26, 46–52
menu 88–93
thumbnail 46
zoom 47
Playback menu 88–93
Portrait (B) 34
Power switch 4
Power-on lamp 4, 20
Print set 74, 88
Print size 78
Protect 91
R
Red-eye reduction 29
Reset all 107
S
Self timer 30, 87
Index
Self-timer lamp 4, 30
Setup menu 94–108
Shooting menu 76–86
Shutter-release button 4
Slide show 90
Small picture 51
Smear 113
Sound settings 103
Sports (P) 36
Strap, Camera 4
Sunset (I) 39
Support information 2
T
Television 62
connecting to 62
Thumbnail playback 46
Time zone 16–17, 97, 99
Transfer 66
mark 67, 92, 106
Transfer marking 92
pictures for 92, 106
Tripod 5
U
USB 106
cable 66, 69
connection 64–65, 106
V
W
Welcome screen 94
White balance 79, 87
preset 80
Z
Technical Notes
Video mode 106
Voice memo 52
Zoom 22
control 4
indicator 6
playback 47
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The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography
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