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DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Manual
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Introduction
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
More on Shooting
More on Playback
Editing Images
Movie Recording and Playback
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Basic Camera Setup
Caring for the Camera
Technical Notes and Index
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read
the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will read them.
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product, to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Turn off in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an
unusual smell coming from the
camera or Charging AC Adapter,
unplug the Charging AC Adapter and
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 Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection.
Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or Charging AC Adapter could
result in injury. Repairs should be
performed only by qualified
technicians. Should the camera or
Charging AC Adapter 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 or
Charging AC Adapter in the
presence of flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap with
care
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to
prevent infants from putting the
battery or other small parts into their
mouths.
For Your Safety
Observe caution when
handling the battery
The battery may leak, overheat, 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. If you are using the
Charging AC Adapter/AC adapter,
be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only a Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery EN-EL12 (supplied). Charge
the battery by using a camera that
supports battery charging or by
using a Battery Charger MH-65
(available separately). To charge the
battery with the camera, use either
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
(supplied) or the Charge by
computer function.
• 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.
• 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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Observe the following
precautions when handling
the Charging AC Adapter
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 plug or go near
the Charging AC Adapter during
lightning storms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in
electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the USB cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flames. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
Do not handle the plug or Charging
AC Adapter with wet hands. Failure
to observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or cause overheating or fire.
iii
For Your Safety
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input
and output jacks, use only the cables
provided or sold by Nikon for the
purpose, to maintain compliance with
product regulations.
Handle moving parts with
care
Be careful that your fingers or other
objects are not pinched by the lens
cover or other moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs supplied with this
device should not be played back on
audio CD equipment. Playing CDROMs on an audio CD player could
cause hearing loss or damage the
equipment.
Observe caution when using
the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
1 m (3 ft. 4 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.
Turn the power off when
using inside an airplane or the
hospital
Turn the power off while inside the
airplane during take off or landing.
Follow the instructions of the hospital
when using while in a hospital. The
electromagnetic waves given out by
this camera may disrupt the electronic
systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital.
Notices
Notices for Customers in the
U.S.A.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS - SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the
U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the
power outlet if needed.
The power supply unit is intended to
be correctly orientated in a vertical or
floor mount position.
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.
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
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.
v
Notices
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
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This Class B digital apparatus complies
with Canadian ICES-003.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
vi
Notices for customers in Europe
CAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS
REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE
INSTRUCTIONS.
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.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are 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.
Table of Contents
For Your Safety........................................................................................................................................ ii
WARNINGS.................................................................................................................................................................. ii
Notices ....................................................................................................................................................... v
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................1
About This Manual ................................................................................................................................ 1
Information and Precautions............................................................................................................. 2
Parts of the Camera............................................................................................................................... 4
The Camera Body ...................................................................................................................................................4
The Monitor................................................................................................................................................................6
Basic Operations..................................................................................................................................... 9
Raising and Lowering the Flash (K Flash Pop-up Control) .....................................................9
The Shutter-release Button...............................................................................................................................9
Mode Dial .................................................................................................................................................................10
The c (Playback) Button...............................................................................................................................10
The b (e Movie-record) Button.............................................................................................................10
The Rotary Multi Selector................................................................................................................................11
Using Camera Menus........................................................................................................................................12
Switching Between the Tabs on Menu Screens...............................................................................13
Attaching the Camera Strap .........................................................................................................................13
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 14
Inserting the Battery ...........................................................................................................................14
Removing the Battery .......................................................................................................................................15
Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................16
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................19
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time ................................................................................20
Inserting Memory Cards ....................................................................................................................22
Removing Memory Cards...............................................................................................................................22
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 24
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode .......................................................24
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode...............................................................................................25
Step 2 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................................26
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................27
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................28
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images...................................................................................30
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)....................................................................................................30
Deleting Unwanted Images..........................................................................................................................31
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................32
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................33
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer ...............................................................................................35
Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer ...........................................................................................37
Macro Mode...........................................................................................................................................39
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue .............................40
Operating the Creative Slider.......................................................................................................................41
Adjusting Exposure Compensation .........................................................................................................44
More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 45
Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)......................................................................................45
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu) ...........................................................46
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size).............................................................................................47
White Balance (Adjusting Hue) ...................................................................................................................49
Metering....................................................................................................................................................................51
ISO Sensitivity.........................................................................................................................................................52
AF Area Mode ........................................................................................................................................................53
Autofocus Mode...................................................................................................................................................60
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................61
Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector) .............62
Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and Characteristics)....................64
Shooting with Easy Panorama.....................................................................................................................75
Playing Images Captured with Easy Panorama ................................................................................77
Shooting with Panorama Assist..................................................................................................................78
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)...........................................................................80
Changing Continuous Shooting Mode Settings .............................................................................82
Applying Effects When Shooting (Special Effects Mode) ......................................................85
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously ...................................................87
More on Playback.............................................................................................................................. 89
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode....................................................................................89
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information ..................................................................91
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence).....................92
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback........................................................................94
Calendar Display...................................................................................................................................................96
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ..........................................................................................97
Playing Back Images by Category ..................................................................................................99
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)................................................................ 101
Adding Images to an Album ..................................................................................................................... 101
Viewing Images in an Album .................................................................................................................... 103
Removing Images From an Album ....................................................................................................... 104
Using Favorite Pictures Mode................................................................................................................... 105
Favorite Pictures Menu ................................................................................................................................. 105
Changing the Album Icons ........................................................................................................................ 106
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode............................................................................................. 109
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode ...................................................................................................... 109
Operations in Auto Sort Mode ................................................................................................................. 112
Auto Sort Menu ................................................................................................................................................. 112
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Viewing Images by Date (List by Date) ..................................................................................... 113
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode ................................................................................................. 113
Operations in List by Date Mode ............................................................................................................ 114
List by Date Menu ............................................................................................................................................ 114
Playback Options: Playback Menu.............................................................................................. 115
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)............................................................................... 117
b Slide Show................................................................................................................................................... 121
d Protect............................................................................................................................................................ 122
f Rotate Image ............................................................................................................................................. 124
E Voice Memo ............................................................................................................................................... 125
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card) ........................................ 127
C Sequence Display Options................................................................................................................ 129
C Choose Key Picture................................................................................................................................ 129
Editing Images..................................................................................................................................130
Editing Functions .............................................................................................................................. 130
Image Editing ..................................................................................................................................... 132
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ........................................................ 132
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast................................................................. 133
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones......................................................................................... 134
p Filter Effects (Digital Filter)................................................................................................................. 135
S Frame (Adding Frames to Images) .............................................................................................. 137
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size......................................................................................... 138
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy .................................................................................................... 139
Movie Recording and Playback..................................................................................................140
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 140
Capturing Still Images While Recording Movies........................................................................... 142
Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)......................................... 143
Changing Movie Recording Settings ................................................................................................... 146
Movie Options .................................................................................................................................................... 148
Open with HS Footage.................................................................................................................................. 150
Autofocus Mode................................................................................................................................................ 150
Electronic VR ........................................................................................................................................................ 151
Wind Noise Reduction................................................................................................................................... 151
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 152
Deleting Movies................................................................................................................................................. 152
Editing Movies.................................................................................................................................... 153
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers ..........................................................155
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 155
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Table of Contents
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 157
Before Connecting the Camera............................................................................................................... 157
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer................................................................... 158
Charging While Connecting to a Computer ................................................................................... 162
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 163
Connecting the Camera to a Printer..................................................................................................... 164
Printing Images One at a Time................................................................................................................. 165
Printing Multiple Images.............................................................................................................................. 166
Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................169
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 169
Welcome Screen ............................................................................................................................................... 171
Time Zone and Date....................................................................................................................................... 172
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................ 175
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)................................................................................................ 177
Vibration Reduction ........................................................................................................................................ 178
Motion Detection ............................................................................................................................................. 180
AF Assist.................................................................................................................................................................. 181
Digital Zoom........................................................................................................................................................ 182
Sound Settings................................................................................................................................................... 183
Auto Off .................................................................................................................................................................. 184
Format Memory/Format Card .................................................................................................................. 185
Language............................................................................................................................................................... 186
TV Settings ............................................................................................................................................................ 186
Charge by Computer...................................................................................................................................... 187
Blink Warning ...................................................................................................................................................... 188
Reset All .................................................................................................................................................................. 190
Firmware Version .............................................................................................................................................. 193
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................194
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance.............................................................................. 194
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 196
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 196
Technical Notes and Index...........................................................................................................197
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 197
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 198
File and Folder Names..................................................................................................................... 199
Error Messages................................................................................................................................... 200
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 205
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 212
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 215
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 216
x
Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX S9100 digital camera. This
manual was written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon digital
camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where all those who
use the product will read it.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
B
This icon marks cautions,
information that should be read
before use, to prevent damage to
the camera.
D
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
C
This icon marks notes,
information that should be read
before using the camera.
A
This icon indicates that more
information is available
elsewhere in this manual.
Notations
• Secure Digital (SD) memory card, SDHC memory card, and SDXC memory card
are referred to as “memory card.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
Screen Samples
In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so
that monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
Illustrations and Screen Display
Illustrations and text displays shown in this manual may differ from actual display.
C
Internal Memory and 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 accessed for
picture storage, deletion, or viewing.
1
Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the site below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.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 charger, batteries, Charging AC
Adapter, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are
engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon holographic seal could
interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting,
rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Holographic seal: Identifies this
device as an authentic Nikon product.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on
a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
About the Manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the
Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
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Information and Precautions
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means
of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
Introduction
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.” The copying or reproduction of
paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless the
prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage
stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and
private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs is governed by national and international
copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or
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 Select an image option in the Welcome screen setting (A 171). Care
should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage
devices.
3
Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
Introduction
1 2 345 6
7
8
9
11
Flash raised
10
Lens cover closed
Zoom control ..................................................27
f : wide.....................................................27
g : tele........................................................27
1
h : thumbnail playback...........94, 96
i : playback zoom..............................97
j : help......................................................61
Power switch/power-on lamp
.......................................................................19, 184
6 Speaker..................................................126, 152
7 Microphone (stereo) .....................125, 140
8 Flash ..................................................................... 32
2 Mode dial...........................................................45
9 K (flash pop-up) control..................... 32
3 Shutter-release button.........................9, 28
10 Lens .........................................................196, 212
4
4
5
Self-timer lamp...............................................35
AF-assist illuminator.................................181
11 Lens cover
Parts of the Camera
2
34
8 9
10
11
5
6
Introduction
1
13
7
15
1 Monitor ..........................................................6, 25
14
12
16 17
11
2 Rotary multi selector...................................11
18
19
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover....................14, 22
3 k (apply selection) button....................11
12 Eyelet for camera strap............................. 13
4 c (playback) button.................10, 30, 89
13 HDMI mini connector..............................155
Charge lamp .........................................17, 162
Flash lamp .........................................................34
14 HDMI connector cover ...........................155
5
6 b (e movie-record) button....10, 140
15
USB/audio/video output connector
................................................. 16, 155, 158, 164
7 Tripod socket................................................213
16 Connector cover........... 16, 155, 158, 164
8 d button......12, 46, 99, 116, 146, 170
17 Memory card slot ......................................... 22
9 l (delete) button................... 31, 126, 152
18 Battery chamber ........................................... 14
10 Cover latch................................................14, 22
19 Battery latch .............................................14, 15
5
Parts of the Camera
The Monitor
Introduction
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback
(actual display varies with current camera settings).
The indicators that appear in the monitor during shooting and playback disappear
after a few seconds (A 175).
Shooting
41
40
39
38
4
37
6
36
35
10
5
1
2
7
2 3
8
34
9
10
11
33
32
31
30
29
12 13
14
+1.0
15
1600
28
1/250
F 3.5
22
21
999
16
20
19
999
9999
a
27 26 25 24
6
23
17
1m00s
1m00s
b
18
Parts of the Camera
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Shooting mode*....................24, 58, 61, 80
Macro mode ....................................................39
Zoom indicator ......................................27, 39
Focus indicator...............................................28
AE/AF-L indicator..........................................79
Flash mode .......................................................32
Battery level indicator ................................24
Vibration reduction icon ...............25, 178
Electronic vibration reduction icon
.................................................................... 140, 146
Motion detection icon............................180
Wind noise reduction..............................151
“Date not set” indicator............... 172, 200
Travel destination icon...........................172
Print date.........................................................177
Movie options (normal speed movies)
...............................................................................148
Movie options (HS movies)..................148
Image mode ....................................................47
Easy panorama...............................................75
(a) Number of exposures remaining
(still images)..............................................24
(b) Movie length.............................. 140, 149
Internal memory indicator......................25
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
Aperture............................................................. 28
Shutter speed................................................. 28
Focus area (auto)...................................28, 53
Focus area (for manual or center) ..... 53
Focus area (face detection,
pet detection) .........................................28, 53
Focus area (subject tracking)................ 58
Center-weighted metering area ........ 51
Hand-held/tripod..................................64, 65
ISO sensitivity...........................................34, 52
Exposure compensation value.....43, 44
Vividness............................................................ 43
Hue........................................................................ 43
White balance ................................................ 49
Continuous shooting mode ................. 80
Self-timer........................................................... 35
Smile timer....................................................... 37
Continuous (pet portrait mode)......... 74
Pet portrait auto release .......................... 74
Backlighting (HDR) ...................................... 66
Panorama.......................................................... 73
Still image capture
(movie recording) .....................................142
Introduction
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
* The icon displayed varies with the shooting mode.
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Parts of the Camera
Playback
1
Introduction
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18
17
21
20
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5
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6
7
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b
1 Date of recording .........................................20
12 Internal memory indicator ..................... 30
2 Time of recording.........................................20
Easy panorama playback guide .......... 77
13 Sequence playback guide ...................... 92
Movie playback guide............................ 152
3 Protect icon ...................................................122
4 Sequence display..................................92, 95
5 Volume indicator ............................ 126, 152
Album icon in favorite pictures mode1
14 Filter effects icon ....................................... 135
15 Skin softening icon................................... 134
...............................................................................103
Category icon in auto sort mode1
...............................................................................109
16 Print order icon........................................... 117
7 Battery level indicator ................................24
19 Quick retouch icon................................... 132
6
8 Movie options2 ............................................148
9 Image mode2 .......................................47, 142
17 Small picture icon ..................................... 138
18 D-Lighting icon .......................................... 133
20 Voice memo indicator............................ 126
21 File number and type............................. 199
10 Easy panorama...............................................77
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1
2
8
(a) Current frame number/
total number of frames .....................30
(b) Movie length.........................................152
The icon for the selected album or the selected category in auto sort mode in playback
mode is displayed.
The icon displayed varies with the setting that was set at the time of shooting.
Basic Operations
Raising and Lowering the Flash (K Flash Pop-up Control)
Introduction
Slide the K (flash pop-up) control (1) to make the flash pop up (2).
• See “Using the Flash” (A 32) for more information on setting the flash.
• If the flash will not be used, gently lower the flash until it clicks into place.
The 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. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, focus and
exposure (shutter speed and aperture value) are set. Focus and exposure remain
locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
While the shutter-release button is held in this position, release the shutter and
take a picture by pressing 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 images.
Press halfway to set focus
and exposure
Press the rest of the way
down to take a picture
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Basic Operations
Mode Dial
Introduction
Rotate the mode dial to the desired icon to switch to
the corresponding shooting mode (A 45).
The c (Playback) Button
• Press the c button in shooting mode to enter
playback mode.
• When the camera is in shooting mode, press the c
button to switch to playback mode.
• When the camera is off, holding down the c
button will turn the camera on in playback mode.
The b (e Movie-record) Button
• Press the b (e movie-record) button in shooting
mode to start movie recording (A 140). Press the
b (e movie-record) button again to stop movie
recording.
• Press the b (e movie-record) button in playback
mode to enter shooting mode.
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Basic Operations
The Rotary Multi Selector
Rotate the rotary multi selector, press its upper (H), lower (I), left (J), or right
side (K), or press the k button.
Introduction
Shooting
Rotate to select an item*
Display n (self-timer)
(A 35) menu
Apply selection
Display m (flash mode)
(A 32) menu
Display creative slider
(A 40)
Display o (exposure
compensation) (A 44)
guide
Flash mode
Display p (macro mode) (A 39) menu
* Items can also be selected by pressing the rotary multi selector up or down.
Playback
Select previous
pictures*
Display histogram and
shooting information
(A 91)
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4
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Select subsequent
pictures*
1/250
* Previous or subsequent pictures can also be selected by rotating the
rotary multi selector.
ISO
4/
F 3.5
+1.0
160
4
Menu Screen
Move the highlight up*
Shooting menu
Image mode
Move the highlight
Move the highlight right
left or return to
or go to next screen
previous screen
(apply selection)
Apply selection
(go to next screen)
Move the highlight down*
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
* The highlight can also be moved by rotating the rotary multi selector.
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Basic Operations
Using Camera Menus
Introduction
Press the d button (A 5) to display the menu for the selected mode.
Use the rotary multi selector (A 11) to navigate the menus.
K is displayed when previous
menu items are available.
Tab for the menus available in
the current shooting mode/
tab for playback mode menu
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Tab for movie menu (during
shooting mode)/playback
menu (during playback mode)
Tab for displaying the setup
menu
L is displayed when there are one
or more menu items to follow.
1
Press the d button.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
2
Press the rotary multi selector
H or I to choose an item, and
then press K or the k button.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Items can also be chosen by rotating
the rotary multi selector (A 11).
To change tabs, press J (A 13).
3
Rotary multi
selector
Press H or I to choose an item and press the
k button.
The setting is applied.
4
12
When setting is finished, press the d button.
The camera exits the menu display.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
Basic Operations
Switching Between the Tabs on Menu Screens
S h o o t i n g menu
Press the rotary multi
selector J to highlight
the tab
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Press the rotary multi
selector H or I to select a
tab, and press either the k
button or K
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduc tion
Motion detec tion
AF assist
Introduction
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
The selected menu is
displayed
Attaching the Camera Strap
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery
Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied) into the camera.
• Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery is running low
(A 16).
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
2
Insert the battery.
First Steps
1
Battery chamber
Use the battery to lift the orange
battery latch in the direction indicated
by the arrow (1) and fully insert the
battery (2).
When the battery is fully inserted, the
battery latch will lock it in place.
B
Inserting the Battery
Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could damage the camera. Be sure
to check that the battery is in the correct orientation.
3
14
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
B
First Steps
Turn the camera off (A 19) and be sure that the
power-on lamp and the monitor have turned off before
opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover and slide the orange battery
latch in the direction indicated by the arrow (1). The
battery can then be removed by hand (2).
• The camera, battery, or memory card may be hot
immediately after using the camera. Observe caution when removing the
battery or memory card.
Notes on the Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page iii and the section, “The Battery”
(A 195), before use.
• If the battery will not be used for an extended period, recharge it at least once every six months
and run it flat before returning it to storage.
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Charging the Battery
Charge the supplied Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 inserted into the
camera, by connecting the supplied Charging AC Adapter EH-69P to the camera
via the supplied USB Cable UC-E6, and then plugging the Charging AC Adapter
into an electrical outlet.
1
Prepare the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P.
First Steps
If a plug adapter* is included, attach the plug adapter to the plug on
the Charging AC Adapter. Push the plug adapter firmly until it is
securely held in place. Once the two are connected, attempting to
forcibly remove the plug adapter could damage the product.
* The shape of the plug adapter varies according to the country or
region in which the camera was purchased.
The Charging AC Adapter comes with the plug adapter attached
in Argentina and Korea.
2
Insert the battery (A 14).
Do not turn the camera on.
3
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the Charging AC Adapter to the
camera.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
USB cable
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Charging the Battery
4
Plug the Charging AC Adapter into an
electrical outlet.
The charge lamp slowly blinks green to indicate that the
battery is charging.
First Steps
About 3 hours and 50 minutes are required to charge a
fully exhausted battery.
The following chart explains charge lamp status
when the camera is plugged into the electrical
outlet.
Charge lamp
Description
Blinks slowly (green) Battery charging.
5
Off
Battery not charging. When charging is complete, the charge
lamp stops blinking green and turns off.
Flickers (green)
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge
the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to
35°C (41°F to 95°F).
• The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly
connected, or there is a problem with the battery.
Disconnect the USB cable or unplug the Charging AC
Adapter and correctly connect it again, or change the
battery.
Disconnect the Charging AC Adapter from the electrical outlet and
then disconnect the USB cable.
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Charging the Battery
B
Notes on Charging AC Adapter
First Steps
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for use only with compatible devices. Do not use with another
make or model of device.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the Charging AC Adapter on page iii and the section,
“The Battery” (A 195), before use.
• The EH-69P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets. When using in other
countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as necessary. For more information about
plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for charging the battery inserted into the camera. When the
camera is connected to an electrical outlet with the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, the camera
cannot be turned on.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of USB-AC adapter other than
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in
damage to the camera.
C
AC Power Source
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately; A 197) is used, power is supplied to the camera
from an electrical outlet and taking pictures and playing back images are available with this
camera.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than EH-62F.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
D
Charging Using Computer or Battery Charger
• Connecting the COOLPIX S9100 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery ENEL12 (A 157, 187).
• The EN-EL12 can be charged without using the camera by using the Battery Charger MH-65
(available separately; A 197).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
Press the power switch to turn on the camera. The
power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the monitor
will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when the
monitor turns on). To turn off the camera, press the
power switch again. When the camera is turned off, the
power-on lamp and the monitor will turn off.
• If the camera is turned off, hold down the c button to turn the camera on in
playback mode (A 30).
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
If no operations are performed for a while, the monitor will turn off, the camera will enter standby
mode, and the power-on lamp will blink. If no operations are performed for another three minutes,
the camera will turn off automatically.
When the power-on lamp is blinking, the following operations will turn the monitor back on.
- Pressing the power switch, shutter-release button, c button, or b (e movie-record) button
- Rotating the mode dial
• In shooting or playback mode, the camera will enter standby mode in about one minute (default
setting).
• The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the
Auto off option (A 184) in the setup menu (A 169).
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Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
When the first time the camera is turned on, the language-selection screen and
the date and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
First Steps
The power-on lamp (green) will light, and then the
monitor will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when
the monitor turns on).
2
Press the rotary multi selector H
or I to choose the desired
language and press the k
button.
Language
Rotary multi
selector
3
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
To cancel the setting the time zone and date, select No.
Cancel
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
Cancel
4
Press J or K to choose your home time zone
(A 174) and press the k button.
London
Casablanca
Back
D
Daylight Saving Time
If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to enable the daylight
saving time function while setting the region in step 4.
When the daylight saving time function is enabled, W is displayed
at the top of the monitor. Press I to disable the daylight saving
time function.
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London
Casablanca
Back
Setting Display Language, Date, and Time
5
Press H, J, I, or K to set the date and time,
and press the k button.
Choose an item: Press K or J (changes between D, M, Y,
hour, and minute).
Edit the highlighted item: Rotate the rotary multi selector
or press H or I.
Date format
Y/M/D Year/Month/Day
M/D/Y Month/Day/Year
D/M/Y Day/Month/Year
First Steps
6
Press H or I to choose the date format and
press the k button.
Date and time
D
M
Y
01
01
2011
00
00
Edit
Apply the setting: Select the minute setting and press the
k button or K.
When settings are finished, the lens extends and the camera switches to shooting mode.
C
Print Date and Changing the Date and Time
• To imprint the date on images while taking pictures, enable print date from the Print date option
(A 177) in the setup menu (A 169) after the date and time have been set.
• To change the camera’s date and time setting, select Time zone and date (A 172) in the setup
menu (A 169).
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Inserting Memory Cards
Data is saved in the camera’s internal memory (approximately 74 MB) or on
removable Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (commercially available; A 198).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data are automatically saved on
the memory card and data saved to the memory card can be played back,
deleted, or transferred. Remove the memory card to save data in the internal
memory, or play back, delete, or transfer data from the internal memory.
First Steps
1
Be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the cover.
2
Insert the memory card.
Memory card slot
Slide the memory card in until it clicks into
place.
B
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting the memory card upside down or
backwards could damage the camera or
the memory card. Be sure to check that the
memory card is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing Memory Cards
Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on
lamp and the monitor have turned off before opening
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Press the card in (1) to partially eject the card, then
remove the card by hand while being careful not to
remove the card at an angle (2).
• The camera, battery, or memory card may be hot
immediately after using the camera. Observe caution when removing the
battery or memory card.
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Inserting Memory Cards
B
Formatting Memory Cards
B
Note on the Write Protect Switch
When memory card switch is in the lock position, data cannot
be written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If the switch
is in the lock position, unlock it by sliding the switch to the
write position to save or delete images, or to format the
memory card.
B
First Steps
If the message on the right is displayed when the camera is turned
on, the memory card must be formatted before use (A 185). Note
Card is not formatted.
that formatting permanently deletes all images and other data
Format card?
on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any images you
wish to keep before formatting the memory card.
When formatting the memory card, use the rotary multi selector to
Yes
No
choose Yes and press the k button. The confirmation dialog will
be displayed. To start formatting, choose Format and press the k
button.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting
is complete.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time
they are inserted into the COOLPIX S9100 (A 185).
Write protect switch
Notes on Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or deleted from the
memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in the loss of data or in damage to the camera or memory card:
- Remove the battery or memory card
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shock.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles, or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to humidity, dust, or corrosive gases.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
This section describes taking pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “point-andshoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
The lens extends and the monitor turns on.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Rotate the mode dial
to A.
Auto mode
3
Check the battery level indicator and the
number of exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery Level Indicator
Display
Description
b
Battery level high.
B
Battery level low.
Prepare to charge or replace the
battery.
N
Battery
exhausted.
Cannot take pictures.
Charge or replace the battery.
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Number of exposures
remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be taken is displayed.
The number of images that can be saved depends on the capacity of the internal
memory or memory card and the image mode setting (A 47).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Vibration reduction icon
Vibration reduction can be
applied to reduce the effects
of camera shake.
Shooting mode
A displayed in A
(auto) mode.
Motion detection icon
The effects of subject movement
and camera shake are reduced.
Internal memory indicator
Indicates that images will be saved on the
camera’s internal memory (approximately 74 MB).
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, C
does not appear and images will be saved on the
memory card.
Movie options
A movie option is displayed
for movie recording (A 140,
148).
Image mode
The combination of image
quality (compression) and image
size is displayed. The default
setting is L 4000 × 3000.
• The indicators and photo info displayed during shooting and playback will turn
off after a few seconds (A 175).
• When the monitor has turned off in standby mode to save power (the poweron lamp is blinking) (A 184), press the following buttons to turn it back on.
➝ Power switch, shutter-release button, or b (e movie-record) button
C
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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Flash
When the flash is lowered, the flash setting is fixed at off and W appears at the top of the monitor.
In situations where flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit, be sure to
raise the flash (A 4, 32).
D
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• The flash mode (A 32) can be adjusted, the self-timer (A 35) and macro mode (A 39) can be
applied.
• Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the creative slider (A 40).
• Press the d button to specify settings for all shooting menu items (A 46) according to
shooting conditions. The combination of image quality (compression) and image size can be set
by using the Image mode option in the shooting menu.
D
Vibration Reduction and Motion Detection
• See Vibration reduction (A 178) and Motion detection (A 180) in the setup menu (A 169)
for more information.
• Set Vibration reduction to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
1
Use both hands and ready the camera.
Keep fingers, hair, the camera strap, and other objects
away from the lens, flash, AF assist-illuminator,
microphone, and speaker.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
When using the flash (A 32) while taking pictures in
portrait (tall) orientation, turn the camera so that the flash
is above the lens.
2
Frame the picture.
When the camera detects a human face, that face is
framed by a yellow double border (focus area) (default
setting).
Up to 12 faces can be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the face closest to the
camera is framed by a double border and the others by
single borders.
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When shooting non-human subjects or when no faces are detected, the focus area is
not displayed. Position the main subject near the center of the frame.
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Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the Zoom
Zoom out
Optical
zoom
Zoom in
Digital
zoom
Digital Zoom
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating
and holding the zoom control at g triggers digital zoom.
Digital zoom can magnify the subject up to about 4× beyond the maximum
magnification of the optical zoom.
Maximum optical zoom
Digital zoom enabled
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom. Rotate
the zoom control toward g to zoom in, increasing the
size of the subject. Rotate the zoom control toward f
to zoom out, increasing the area visible in the frame.
Rotating the zoom control all the way in either
direction will adjust the zoom quickly, while rotating
the control partially will adjust the zoom slowly.
• When the camera is turned on, the zoom is at the
maximum wide-angle position.
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the
monitor when the zoom control is rotated.
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not
displayed when digital zoom is in effect.
C
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to magnify
images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality according to the image mode (A 47) and
digital zoom magnification.
Interpolation is applied at zoom positions beyond V when taking still images.
When zoom is increased beyond the V position, interpolation is initiated and the zoom indicator
turns yellow to indicate that interpolation is being applied.
The position of V moves to the right as image size decreases, allowing for confirmation of the
zoom positions at which shooting without interpolation is possible at the current image mode
setting.
Small image size
• Digital zoom can be disabled from the Digital zoom option (A 182) in the setup menu
(A 169).
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
Press the shutter-release button
halfway.
When the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway (A 9), the camera sets focus and
exposure (shutter speed and aperture value).
Focus and exposure remain locked while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
When a face is detected:
• The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. When the subject is in focus, the double border
glows green.
1 / 2 5 0 F 3.5
Shutter speed Aperture
When a face is not detected:
• The camera has nine focus areas, and automatically
selects the focus areas containing the subject closest
to the camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus
areas that are in focus (up to nine areas) glow green.
1/250
F 3.5
Shutter speed Aperture
The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not displayed when
digital zoom is in effect. Once focus has been acquired, the focus indicator (A 6) glows
green.
While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
may blink red. This indicates that the camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition
and press the shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down.
The shutter is released and the image will be saved to the
memory card or internal memory.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
B
Note on Saving Images
While images are being saved, the number of exposures remaining will blink. Do not open the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover while images are being saved. Cutting power or
removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the
camera or card.
B
Autofocus
B
Note on Face Detection
See “AF Area Mode” (A 53) or “Face Detection” (A 56) for more information.
B
When the Subject Is Close to the Camera
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun is behind the subject
and the subject is in deep shadow)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. when the subject is wearing a white shirt
and is standing in front of a white wall)
• Subject contains objects of varying distances from the camera (such as a cage with an animal inside)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly shaped
windows, etc.)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several
times, or focus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as the actual
desired subject, and use focus lock (A 55).
If the camera cannot focus, try shooting with macro mode (A 39) or the Close-up scene mode
(A 70).
C
AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is dimly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A 181) may light when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, or the flash (A 32) may fire when the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way down.
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Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images
Playing Back Images (Playback Mode)
Press the c (playback) button.
b (e movie-record) button
The last image captured will be displayed in
full-frame playback mode.
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H, I, J,
or K to view previous or next images (A 11).
c (playback)
button
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Images may be displayed briefly at low resolution
while being read from the memory card or internal
memory.
Rotary multi selector
To return to shooting mode, press the c button, shutter-release button, or b (e movierecord) button.
When playing back images saved in the camera’s
internal memory, C is displayed. When a
memory card is inserted in the camera, C is not
displayed and images saved on the memory card
are played back.
C
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When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
When the power-on lamp is blinking, press the power switch, shutter-release button, c button, or
b (e movie-record) button to turn the monitor back on (A 184).
C
Operations Available in Playback Mode
See “More on Playback” (A 89) or “Editing Images” (A 130) for more information.
C
Displaying Shooting Information
Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the
highlight, histogram, and shooting information (A 91). Press the
k button again to return to full-frame playback mode.
C
1/250
30
F 3.5
Pressing the c Button to Turn On the Camera
When the camera is off, holding down the c button will turn the
camera on in playback mode. The lens will not extend.
C
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Viewing Images
• When images in which the face of a person or a pet was detected at the time of shooting (A 56,
74) are displayed in full-frame playback mode, depending upon the orientation of the detected
face, the images may be automatically rotated for playback display (except images captured
continuously with the Pet portrait scene mode (A 74) or images captured with continuous
shooting mode (A 80)).
• For images captured with the continuous shooting feature, each series of images is treated as a
group, and only the group’s “key picture” is displayed (sequence display ➝ A 92).
Step 4 Playing Back and Deleting Images
Deleting Unwanted Images
1
Press the l button to delete the image
currently displayed in the monitor.
To exit without deleting, press the d button.
2
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the desired deletion method and press
the k button.
3
Current image
Erase selec ted images
All images
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
Erase 1 image?
Deleted images cannot be recovered.
To cancel, press H or I to select No and press the k
button.
Yes
No
Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose an image to be deleted and press H to
add y to the image and mark it for deletion.
To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch back
to full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
2
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Current image: Only the current image or voice memo
(A 126) is deleted. If the key picture of a sequence group
(A 92) is selected, all images in the group are deleted.
Erase selected images: Multiple images can be selected
and deleted.
➝ “Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen”
All images: All images are deleted.
Delete
Erase selec ted images
Back
Add y to all desired images and then press the k button to confirm
the selection.
A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the instructions displayed in the monitor.
B
Notes on Deletion
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Transfer important images to a computer before deleting them.
• Protected images cannot be deleted (A 122).
• Deleting images captured with the continuous shooting feature ➝ “Deleting Images in a Sequence” (A 93)
C
Deleting the Last Image Captured While in Shooting Mode
In shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last image captured.
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Using the Flash
When the flash is needed, such as when the subject is dimly lit or when there is
backlighting, pop the flash up. The flash mode can be set to match the shooting
conditions.
• When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5-4.0 m (1 ft.
8 in.-13 ft.) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of 1.5-2.5 m
(5 ft.-8 ft. 2 in.) at the maximum telephoto zoom position.
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
V
Reduce “red-eye” in portraits.
W
Off
Flash will not fire even when lighting is dim.
X
Fill flash
Flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and
backlit subjects.
Y
Slow sync
Auto flash mode is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
Flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture
background at night or under dim lighting.
C
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Auto with red-eye reduction
Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses advanced red-eye reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix). Pre-flashes are fired
repeatedly at low intensity before the main flash, reducing the red-eye effect. Additionally, if the
camera detects red eye while saving an image, the affected area will be processed to reduce red-eye
before the image is saved.
Note the followings when shooting.
• Because pre-flashes are fired, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is
pressed and when the shutter is released.
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.
• In extremely rare instances, areas not subject to red-eye may be affected by red-eye reduction
processing; in these cases, choose another flash mode and try again.
Using the Flash
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Slide the K (flash pop-up) control.
The flash pops up.
When the flash is lowered, the flash mode will be fixed at
W (off ).
Press the rotary multi selector m (flash mode).
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
The flash mode menu is displayed.
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
desired mode and press the k button.
The icon for the selected flash mode is displayed.
When U (auto) is applied, D is only displayed for a
few seconds, regardless of Photo info settings (A 176).
Flash mode
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
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B
Lowering the Flash
If the flash will not be used, gently lower the flash until it clicks into
place.
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Using the Flash
B
Notes on Shooting When the Flash Is Disabled (W) or Lighting Is Dim
• Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting. Set Vibration
reduction (A 178) to Off in setup menu (A 169) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
• E may be displayed in the shooting screen. When E is displayed, ISO sensitivity is
automatically increased.
• The noise reduction function may be activated with some shooting conditions such as dim
lighting. More time than usual is required to save images to which noise reduction is applied.
B
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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Note on the Flash
When using the flash, reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in images.
To reduce these reflections, set the flash to W (off).
C
The Flash Lamp
The flash lamp indicates flash status when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
• On: Flash will fire when picture is taken.
• Blinks: Flash charging. Wait a few seconds and try again.
• Off: Flash will not fire when picture is taken.
If the battery is low, the monitor display will turn off, and
remain off, until the flash is fully charged.
C
The Flash Mode Setting
The default flash mode setting varies with shooting mode (A 45).
• A (auto): U (auto)
• x (scene auto selector): U (auto). The camera selects the optimum flash mode setting for the
scene mode it has selected.
• y: varies with the selected scene mode (A 67–73)
• j (night landscape): fixed at W (off)
• S (night portrait): fixed at V (auto with red-eye reduction)
• R (backlighting): fixed at X (fill flash) (when HDR is Off), fixed at W (off) (when HDR is On)
(A 66)
• C (continuous): fixed at W (off)
• u (special effects): U (auto)
The flash cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that Cannot
Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
The self-timer is useful for self-portraits or reducing the effects of camera shake
that occur when the shutter-release button is pressed. The timer can be set to ten
or two seconds. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. Set
Vibration reduction (A 178) to Off in the setup menu (A 169) when using a
tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
1
Press the rotary multi selector n (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose 10s or
2s and press the k button.
10s (ten seconds): Use on important occasions, such as
weddings.
2s (two seconds): Use to prevent camera shake.
When a is selected, the camera uses face detection to
Self-timer
detect a human face, and then automatically releases the
shutter when a smile is detected (A 37).
When the shooting mode is the Pet portrait scene mode, Y (Pet portrait auto release)
is displayed (A 74). The self-timer settings 10s and 2s cannot be used.
The mode selected for self-timer is displayed.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection
will be canceled.
3
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
10
Focus and exposure will be set.
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Taking Pictures with the Self-timer
4
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
36
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down.
The self-timer starts, and the number of seconds
remaining before the shutter is released is
displayed in the monitor. The self-timer lamp
blinks while the timer is counting down. About
one second before the shutter is released, the
lamp stops blinking and glows steadily.
When the shutter is released, the self-timer will
be set to OFF.
To stop the timer before a picture is taken, press
the shutter-release button again.
9
Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer
The camera uses face detection to detect human faces, and then automatically
releases the shutter when a smile is detected.
This feature can be used when shooting mode (A 45) is set to A (auto) mode or
the S (night portrait) or Portrait scene mode (A 61).
1
Press the rotary multi selector n (self-timer).
The self-timer menu is displayed.
2
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
To adjust settings for flash mode, creative slider, exposure
compensation, or items in the shooting menu, adjust the
settings before pressing n.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose
a (smile timer) and press the k button.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
Smile timer
3
Frame a picture.
Point the camera at the subject.
When the camera detects a human face, a double border
(focus area) is displayed around that face. When focus is
acquired on that face, the double border will turn green
for a moment and focus is locked.
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Up to three faces can be detected. When the camera
detects more than one face, the double border (focus area) is displayed around the face
closest to the center of the frame, and single borders around the others.
4
The shutter is automatically released.
If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the shutter is
automatically released.
Each time the shutter is released, the camera repeats automatic shooting by face
detection and smile detection.
5
Finish shooting.
To end automatic shooting by smile detection, either turn off the camera or set the
smile timer to OFF.
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Taking Pictures with the Smile Timer
B
•
•
•
•
C
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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Notes on the Smile Timer
Digital zoom is not available.
Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles.
See “Notes on Face Detection” (A 57) for more information.
This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
Auto Power Off in Smile Timer Mode
When using the smile timer function, the auto off function (A 184) is activated and the camera
turns off when either of the situations indicated below persists and no other operations are
performed.
• The camera does not detect any faces.
• The camera detected a face, but cannot detect a smile.
C
Self-timer Lamp Blinking
When using smile timer, the self-timer lamp blinks slowly when the camera detects a face, and blinks
quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
C
Releasing the Shutter Manually
Pictures can also be taken by pressing the shutter-release button. The camera focuses on the subject
at the center of the frame when faces are not detected.
D
More Information
See “Autofocus” (A 29) for more information.
Macro Mode
Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.). Note
that the flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than
50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
1
Press the rotary multi selector p (macro
mode).
The macro mode menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose ON
and press the k button.
The macro mode icon (F) is displayed.
If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
Macro mode
3
Rotate the zoom control to the zoom position
at which F and the zoom indicator glow
green.
The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position.
When the zoom is at a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green (to the left
of G), the camera can focus on subjects as close as 11 cm (4.4 in.) from the lens. At the
maximum wide-angle position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.)
from the lens.
C
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Autofocus
When using A (auto) mode, if Autofocus mode (A 60) is set to Full-time AF, the camera focuses
continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. Therefore, the
sound of lens drive movement can be heard.
When using other shooting modes, Full-time AF is turned on automatically when macro mode is
turned on.
C
The Macro Mode Setting
A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same macro mode setting. When using
A (auto) mode or continuous shooting mode, the macro mode setting is saved in the camera’s
memory even if the camera is turned off.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted for
taking pictures by pressing the rotary multi selector K (o). Items that can be set
vary by the shooting mode.
When Using A (Auto) Mode (A 24) or Continuous Shooting Mode
(A 80)
Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the
creative slider.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
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o Brightness (Exp. +/–)
Use to brighten or darken the overall image.
G Vividness
Vividness adjustment is used to adjust the vividness of the entire image.
F Hue
Hue adjustment is used to adjust the hue of the entire image.
See “Operating the Creative Slider” (A 41) for more information.
When Using Scene Mode (A 61) or Special Effects Mode (A 85)
Brightness (exposure compensation) can be adjusted.
o Exposure compensation
Use to brighten or darken the overall image.
See “Adjusting Exposure Compensation” (A 44) for more information.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Operating the Creative Slider
When using A (auto) mode and C (continuous) mode, use the creative slider to
adjust brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue for taking pictures.
1
Press the rotary multi selector K (o).
The creative slider screen is displayed.
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose o, G, or F.
The screen for adjusting o brightness (exposure
compensation), G vividness, and F hue is displayed.
0.0
+0.0
Brightness (Exp. +/-)
3
Adjust the brightness, vividness, or hue.
The rotary multi selector is used as follows.
• HI: The slider moves. The effect can be adjusted
while confirming the results in the monitor. The effect
can also be adjusted by rotating the rotary multi
selector.
• J K: Switches between brightness (exposure
compensation), vividness, and hue.
Slider
+0.3
+0.3
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Brightness (Exp. +/-)
For more information on each item, see the following.
• “Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)” (A 43)
• “Adjusting Vividness (Saturation Adjustment)” (A 43)
• “Adjusting Hue (White Balance Adjustment)” (A 43)
To turn off the effects of the creative slider, press J or K to choose P, and press the k
button.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
4
When adjustment is complete, press J or K
to choose y and press the k button.
If the k button (except when P is selected) or the
shutter-release button is pressed in step 3, the selected
amount of effect is applied. When the effect is applied,
the camera returns to the shooting screen.
+0.3
Exit
If brightness is adjusted, H and the compensation value
are displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
42
If vividness is adjusted, a is displayed.
If hue is adjusted, b is displayed.
+0.3
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5
Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
C
Creative Slider Settings
A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same settings for brightness (exposure
compensation), vividness, and hue; these settings are saved in the camera’s memory even when the
camera is turned off.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
Adjust the overall brightness of the image.
• To make the subject brighter, move the slider
toward “+”.
• To make the subject darker, move the slider toward
“–”.
Slider
+0.3
+0.3
Brightness (Exp. +/-)
Using the Histogram
A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image. Use as a guide when using
exposure compensation and shooting without the flash.
• The horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to
the right. The vertical axis shows the number of pixels.
• Increasing exposure compensation shifts tone distribution to the right, and decreasing it shifts
tone distribution to the left.
Adjusting Vividness (Saturation Adjustment)
Adjust the overall vividness of the image.
• Vividness increases as the slider is moved up.
Vividness decreases as the slider is moved down.
Slider
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
D
Exposure
Histogram
compensation
value
Vividness
Adjusting Hue (White Balance Adjustment)
Adjust the overall hue of the image.
• The overall image becomes more reddish as the
slider is moved up. The overall image becomes more
bluish as the slider is moved down.
Slider
Hue
B
Note on White Balance Adjustment
When hue is adjusted using the creative slider, White balance in the shooting menu (A 49)
cannot be set.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation), Vividness, and Hue
Adjusting Exposure Compensation
When using scene mode or special effects mode, brightness (exposure
compensation) can be adjusted for taking pictures.
1
Press the rotary multi selector o (exposure
compensation).
The exposure compensation guide and histogram are
displayed.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Use the rotary multi selector to select a
compensation value.
Exposure compensation
guide
To make the subject brighter, apply positive (+) exposure
compensation.
To make the subject darker, apply negative (–) exposure
compensation.
+0.3
+0.3
Exposure compensation
Histogram
Exposure compensation
value
3
Press the k button to set the compensation value.
When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0 is applied, the value is displayed
with the H indicator in the monitor.
4
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
To reset exposure compensation, repeat from step 1 and
set the value to 0.0, then press k button.
+0.3
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Histogram
See “Using the Histogram” (A 43) for more information.
More on Shooting
Selecting a Shooting Mode (Mode Dial)
Rotate the mode dial and align an icon to the mark to select one of the following
shooting modes.
Auto mode
u Special effects (A 85)
Pictures can be taken
with an automatic, pointand-shoot mode
recommended for firsttime users of digital
cameras. Brightness,
vividness, and hue can be
adjusted using the
creative slider. Various
settings are available in
the shooting menu
(A 46).
Effects can be applied to images during shooting.
Six different effects are available.
C Continuous shooting
mode (A 80)
Change settings to
Continuous or BSS (best
shot selector).
More on Shooting
A (Auto) mode (A 24)
Scene mode (A 61)
Camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene.
x (Scene auto selector) : By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically
selects the optimum scene mode for simpler shooting.
y
: Choose the desired scene from 15 different scene types,
and the camera’s settings are automatically optimized for
the selected scene.
j (Night landscape)
: Captures the atmosphere of night landscapes.
S (Night portrait)
: The flash fires to light the portrait subject while preserving
the atmosphere of the evening or night view.
R (Backlighting)
: The flash fires when there is backlight to prevent the
subject from being hidden in shadow, or use the HDR
function to shoot when there are very bright areas and
very dark areas in the same frame.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
The following options can be set when shooting in A (auto) mode (A 24).
A 47
Image mode
Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved. This setting can be changed when using any shooting
mode.
A 49
White balance
In order to make the colors in images appear as they do to the eye, set white
balance to suit the light source.
A 51
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
More on Shooting
A 52
ISO sensitivity
Set the ISO sensitivity to suit the brightness of the subject.
A 53
AF area mode
Choose how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
A 60
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
Displaying the Shooting Menu
Rotate the mode dial to A (auto) mode (A 45).
Press the d button to display the shooting menu.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
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• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 11).
• To exit the shooting menu, press the d button.
B
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Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A 87).
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Image Mode (Image Quality/Image Size)
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Image mode
Image mode refers to the combination of image size and image quality
(compression) at which images are saved. Choose the image mode best suited to
the manner in which images will be used and the capacity of the internal memory
or memory card. The higher the image mode setting, the larger the size at which it
can be printed or displayed without appearing noticeably “grainy,” but limiting the
number of images that can be saved.
Description
Size (pixels)
H 4000×3000P
4000 × 3000
I 4000×3000
(default setting)
4000 × 3000
R 3264×2448
3264 × 2448
L 2592×1944
2592 × 1944
M 2048×1536
2048 × 1536
Smaller size than I, R, or L allows more
images to be saved. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
N 1024×768
1024 × 768
Suited to display on a computer monitor. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
O 640×480
640 × 480
Suited to full-screen display on a television with
an aspect ratio of 4:3, or distribution by e-mail.
The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
3968 × 2232
Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are saved. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
o 3968×2232
Images will be higher quality than I. The
compression ratio is approximately 1:4.
Best choice in most situations. The compression
ratio is approximately 1:8.
More on Shooting
Image mode
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor in shooting and
playback modes (A 6, 8).
C
Image Mode
• When using shooting modes other than A (auto) mode, this setting can be changed by pressing
the d button.
• The setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
C
Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved in the internal
memory and on a 4 GB memory card. Note that due to JPEG compression, the number of images
that can be saved differs depending on the composition of the image. In addition, this number may
vary depending on the make of memory card, even when the memory cards have the same
specified capacity.
Image mode
More on Shooting
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Memory card1
(4 GB)
Print size2 (cm/in.)
H 4000×3000P
12
650
34 × 25/13 × 10
I 4000×3000
25
1280
34 × 25/13 × 10
R 3264×2448
37
1910
28 × 21/11 × 8
L 2592×1944
58
2940
22 × 16/8.5 × 6.5
M 2048×1536
91
4640
17 × 13/7 × 5
N 1024×768
297
15000
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.5
O 640×480
528
24100
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
34
1720
34 × 19/13 × 7.5
o 3968×2232
1
Internal memory
(approx. 74 MB)
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures
remaining display shows “9999.”
Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi. Print sizes are calculated by dividing the
number of pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at
the same image size, images printed at higher resolutions will print smaller than the size
indicated, and those printed at lower resolutions will print larger than the size indicated.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M White balance
a Auto (default setting)
White balance is automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in
most situations.
Preset manual
b
Useful when shooting under unusual lighting. See “Preset Manual” for more
information (A 50).
Daylight
c
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
d
Use under incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
e
Use under fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy
f
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
Flash
g
Use with the flash.
More on Shooting
The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source.
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is
known as “white balance.” For natural colors, choose a white balance setting that
matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto, can
be used under most types of lighting, the white balance setting suited to a
particular light source can be specified manually to achieve more accurate results.
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6). However, when
Auto is selected, no icon is displayed.
B
Notes on White Balance
• When hue is adjusted using the creative slider (A 41), this feature cannot be set.
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
• At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (A 32).
C
White Balance Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 80). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same White balance setting.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Preset Manual
Preset manual is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a
strong color cast when the desired effect has not been achieved with white balance
settings like Auto and Incandescent (for example, to make images shot under a
lamp with a red shade look as though they had been shot under white light).
Use the procedure below to measure the white balance value under the lighting
used during shooting.
More on Shooting
1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Display the shooting menu (A 46), use the
rotary multi selector to choose b Preset
manual in the White balance menu, and
press the k button.
The camera zooms in to the position for measuring white
balance.
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Choose Measure.
To apply the most recently measured white balance
value, choose Cancel and press the k button. The white
balance setting will not be measured again and the most
recently measured value will be set.
White balance
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
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Frame the reference object in the measuring
window.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Measuring window
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Press the k button to measure a value for preset manual.
The shutter is released and the new white-balance value is set. No image is saved.
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Note on Preset Manual
A value for flash lighting cannot be measured with Preset manual. When shooting using the flash,
set White balance to Auto or Flash.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Metering
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Metering
The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine exposure is
known as metering.
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
G
Matrix (default setting)
Uses a wide area of the screen for metering. This metering mode provides the
appropriate exposure for a variety of shooting conditions. Recommended for typical
shooting.
Center-weighted
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to the subject in
the center of the frame. Classic meter for portraits; preserves background details
while letting lighting conditions at the center of the frame determine exposure. Can
be used with focus lock (A 55) to meter off-center subjects.
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Note on Metering
While digital zoom is in effect, metering is set to center-weighted metering or spot metering (the
area in the center of the monitor is metered). The active metering area is not displayed.
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Metering Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 80). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same Metering setting.
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Metering Area
The active metering area is displayed in the monitor when Center-weighted is selected for
Metering.
Active metering area
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
ISO Sensitivity
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M ISO sensitivity
When ISO sensitivity is increased, less light is needed when taking pictures.
Higher ISO sensitivity allows darker subjects to be captured. Additionally, even
with subjects of similar brightness, pictures can be taken at faster shutter speeds,
and blurring caused by camera shake and subject movement can be reduced.
• Although higher ISO sensitivity is effective when shooting darker subjects,
shooting without the flash, shooting with the camera zoomed in, etc., images
may contain noise.
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Auto (default setting)
Sensitivity is ISO 160 when there is sufficient lighting; the camera compensates by
raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800 when lighting is dim.
Fixed range auto
Limits the ISO sensitivity to ISO 160-400 when the camera automatically adjusts ISO
sensitivity. The camera sets the maximum value for ISO sensitivity to 400 for
effective control over the amount of “grain” that appears in images.
160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO sensitivity is locked at the specified value.
The icon for the ISO sensitivity setting is displayed in the monitor (A 6).
• When Auto is selected, the E icon is not displayed at ISO 160, but is displayed
if the ISO sensitivity automatically increases to more than 160 (A 34).
• When Fixed range auto is selected, U 400 is displayed.
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Notes on ISO Sensitivity
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
• Motion detection (A 180) does not function when the ISO sensitivity is set to any setting other
than Auto.
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ISO Sensitivity Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 80). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same ISO sensitivity setting.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
AF Area Mode
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M AF area mode
Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
a
Face priority (default setting)
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Focus area
a Auto
The camera has nine focus areas, and automatically
selects the focus areas containing the subject closest
to the camera. Press the shutter-release button
halfway to activate the focus area. When the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway, the focus areas
that are in focus (up to nine areas) selected by the
camera will be displayed in the monitor.
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When the camera detects a human face, it focuses
on that face. See “Face Detection” (A 56) for more
information. If more than one face is detected, the
camera focuses on the face closest to the camera.
When taking pictures of subjects other than people,
or framing a subject with which no face is detected,
the AF area mode setting switches to Auto, and the
camera will automatically select the focus area (up to
nine areas) containing the subject closest to the
camera.
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Focus areas
x
Manual
Select one of 99 focus areas in the monitor. This
Focus area
option is suited to situations in which the intended
subject is relatively still and not positioned in the
center of the frame.
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press H, I, J, or
K to move the focus area to where the subject is,
and take a picture.
• To change settings for any of the following
functions, first press the k button to cancel focusarea selection, then change the settings as desired.
Selectable focus area
- Flash mode, macro mode, self-timer
- Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, hue
To return to the focus area selection screen, press the k button again.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
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Center
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of
the frame.
The focus area is always displayed at the center of
the screen.
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Focus area
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Subject tracking
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By registering a subject, the focus area will
automatically move to track and focus on the
subject. → “Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject
Tracking))” (A 58).
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Notes on AF Area Mode
• When digital zoom is in effect, focus will be on the center of the screen regardless of the AF area
mode setting.
• This function cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 29).
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AF Area Mode Settings
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 80). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same AF area mode setting.
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
D
Focus Lock
Use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when center is selected for AF area mode.
The following steps explain the usage of focus lock when Center is selected for AF area mode.
1 Position the subject in the center of the frame.
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2 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• Confirm that the focus area glows green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
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and recompose the picture.
• Be sure to maintain the same distance between the
camera and the subject while the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway.
4 Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
take the picture.
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3 Continue holding down the shutter-release button halfway
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Face Detection
When the camera is pointed at the face of a person, the camera detects the face and
focuses on it. The face detection function is activated in the following situations.
• When AF area mode is set to Face priority in A (auto) mode or continuous
shooting mode (A 53)
• When the following scene modes are selected:
- Scene auto selector (A 62)
- S (night portrait) (A 65)
- Portrait (A 67)
• When smile timer is selected (A 37)
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Frame a picture.
When the camera detects a face, that face is framed by a
yellow double border.
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When the camera detects more than one face, operation varies as follows depending
upon the shooting mode.
Face framed by double border
Number of faces
that can be detected
A (auto) mode or
continuous shooting
mode (Face priority)
Scene auto selector,
S (night portrait), and
Portrait scene modes
The face closest to the camera
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 12
Smile timer
The face closest to the center of
the frame
• Other faces framed by single
border.
Up to 3
Shooting mode
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2
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
The camera focuses on the face framed by the double
border. The double border turns green and focus is
locked.
When the camera is unable to focus, the double border
will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again
to focus.
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Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take a picture.
When using smile timer, the shutter is released automatically if the camera detects that
the face framed by the double border is smiling; there is no need to press the shutterrelease button (A 37).
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Notes on Face Detection
• If the camera is unable to detect any faces when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
with AF area mode set to Face priority, the AF area mode setting automatically switches to Auto.
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in the Portrait and
S (night portrait) scene modes, the camera will focus on the subject at the center of the frame.
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not the
subject is facing the camera. The camera may be unable to detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When the frame includes more than one face, the faces detected by the camera and the face on
which the camera focuses depend upon a variety of factors, including the direction in which the
faces are looking.
• When using autofocus and shooting subjects that are difficult to focus on (A 29), the subject
may not be in focus even though the double border is green. If the subject is not in focus, change
AF area mode to Manual or Center in A (auto) mode, and try focus lock shooting (A 55) by
focusing on another subject that is the same distance from the camera.
• Images captured using face detection will be rotated and displayed automatically according to
the orientation of the faces detected, in full-frame and thumbnail playback modes (excluding
images captured using continuous shooting mode (A 80)).
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking)
Use this mode to take pictures of moving subjects. By registering a subject, the
camera can move the focus area automatically to track the subject.
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Press the d button in A (auto) mode or
continuous mode.
The shooting menu or continuous menu is displayed.
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Use the rotary multi selector to select Subject
tracking in the AF area mode option and
press the k button.
AF area mode. ➝ A 53
Press the d button after changing the settings and
return to the shooting screen.
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Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Register a subject.
Align the subject with the white border at the center of
the frame and press the k button.
• The subject is registered.
• When the camera is unable to focus on the subject, the
border will glow red. Change the composition and try
registering the subject again.
When the subject is registered, a yellow double border
(focus area) is displayed around that subject.
To change the subject, press the k button to deregister
the current subject.
If the camera cannot track the registered subject
anymore, the focus area will disappear and the
registration will be canceled. Register the subject again.
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4
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
The camera focuses on the focus area when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. The focus area will
glow green and focus will be locked.
When the camera is unable to focus, the focus area will
blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again to
focus.
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If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area is not displayed, the
camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to release the shutter.
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Notes on Subject Tracking
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Adjust zoom position, flash mode, exposure compensation, and menu settings prior to registering
the subject. If any camera setting is changed after the subject has been registered, subject
registration will be canceled.
• It may be impossible to register the desired subject, or the camera may be unable to track the
registered subject or may begin tracking a different subject, if the subject is moving rapidly, if
there is a significant amount of camera shake, or if the camera detects a similar subject. The
camera’s ability to accurately track the registered subject is also dependent upon the size and
brightness of the subject.
• When using autofocus and shooting subjects that are difficult to focus on (A 29), the subject
may not be in focus even though the focus area glows green. If the subject is not in focus, change
AF area mode (A 53) to Manual or Center in A (auto) mode, and try focus lock shooting
(A 55) by focusing on another subject that is the same distance from the camera.
• There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
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Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings (Shooting Menu)
Autofocus Mode
A (auto) M d (Shooting menu) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
A
Single AF (default setting)
The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
B
Full-time AF
The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed down
halfway. Use with moving subjects. The sound of lens drive movement will be heard
while the camera focuses.
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Note on Autofocus Mode
There may be functions with which this setting cannot be enabled. See “Camera Settings that
Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously” (A 87) for more information.
B
Autofocus Mode Setting
This setting can be set by pressing the d button even when using continuous shooting mode
(A 80). A (auto) mode and continuous shooting mode share the same Autofocus mode setting.
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Autofocus Mode for Movie Recording
Autofocus mode for movie recording can be set with Autofocus mode (A 150) in the movie
menu (A 146).
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
When one of the following scenes is selected using the mode dial or the scene
menu, images are captured using settings that are optimized for the selected
scene.
x (Scene auto selector)
(A 62)
By simply framing a picture,
the camera automatically
selects the optimum scene
mode for simpler shooting.
j Night Landscape
(A 64)
S Night Portrait (A 65)
R Backlighting (A 66)
Rotate the mode dial to j,
S, or R and take pictures.
Press the d button to display the scene menu and choose one of the following
shooting scenes.
b Portrait (default setting) (A 67)
c Landscape (A 67)
d Sports (A 68)
f Party/indoor (A 68)
Z Beach (A 69)
z Snow (A 69)
h Sunset (A 69)
i Dusk/dawn (A 70)
k Close-up (A 70)
u Food (A 71)
l Museum (A 72)
m Fireworks show (A 72)
n Black and white copy (A 73)
p Panorama (A 73)
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O Pet portrait (A 74)
Scene menu
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Party/indoor
Beach
Snow
Sunset
• Choose a scene type from the scene menu and rotate the zoom control (A 4) to
g (j) to view a description (help) of that scene. To return to the original screen,
rotate the zoom control to g (j) again.
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Image Mode
The Image mode setting (A 47) can be changed by pressing the d button in scene mode.
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
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Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera
(Scene Auto Selector)
By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects one of the following
scene modes for simpler shooting.
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d: Auto (general shooting)
f: Landscape
g: Night landscape
j: Backlighting
• e: Portrait
• h: Night portrait
• i: Close-up
Rotate the mode dial to x.
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The camera enters scene auto selector.
If the flash is closed, The flash is lowered. is displayed.
Slide the K (flash pop-up) control to make the flash
pop up.
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Frame the subject and take a picture.
The shooting mode icon changes.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to set focus and
exposure. When the subject is in focus, the active focus
area glows green.
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to take the picture.
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Notes on Scene Auto Selector
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode. Should
this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A 24) or select the desired scene manually (A 64).
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Focusing Using Scene Auto Selector
• When the camera detects a human face in scene auto selector, it focuses on that face. See “Face
Detection” (A 56) for more information.
• When the shooting mode indicator d or i (close-up) is displayed, the camera automatically
selects the focus area (up to nine areas) containing the subject closest to the camera as same as
when Auto is selected for AF area mode (A 53).
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• If the camera switches to g (night landscape) when using scene auto selector, the camera
captures a series of images which will be combined into a single image and saved.
• If the camera switches to h (night portrait) when using scene auto selector, flash mode is fixed
at red-eye reduction for shooting human subjects (the camera does not shoot continuously).
• In dark surroundings, the use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 178) to
Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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Shooting with Night Landscape and Night Portrait When Using Scene Auto
Selector
Flash
• U (auto; default setting) and W (off) flash mode settings can be applied (A 32).
- When U (auto) is selected, the camera automatically selects the optimum flash mode
setting for the scene mode it has selected.
- When W (off) is selected, the flash does not fire even if the flash is popped up.
• To make sure the flash does not fire, take pictures with the flash lowered.
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Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector
• The self-timer (A 35) and exposure compensation (A 40) settings can be adjusted.
• Smile timer (A 37) cannot be used.
• The macro mode button on the rotary multi selector (A 39) is disabled.
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Choosing a Scene and Shooting (Scene Mode Types and
Characteristics)
The mode dial can be used to select scenes when shooting (A 61).
See “Shooting in the Scene Mode Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)”
(A 62) for more information on scene auto selector.
X is used in the following scene descriptions to indicate the flash mode (A 32)
setting when the flash is raised. n indicates the self-timer (A 35), p indicates
macro mode (A 39), and o indicates exposure compensation (A 40) settings.
j Night landscape
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Captures the atmosphere of night landscapes.
Press the d button to set Night landscape to Hand-held
or Tripod.
• Hand-held (default setting): Select this option to produce
shots with reduced blurring and noise even when the
camera is hand-held.
- The Y icon is displayed in the shooting screen.
- When the j icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green, press the shutterrelease button all the way to capture a series of images which will be combined into a
single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steady without
moving it until a still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera
off before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
- The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be
narrower than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• Tripod: Select this option when using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera
during shooting.
- The Z icon is displayed in the shooting screen.
- Vibration reduction (A 178) is automatically set to Off regardless of the setting in
the setup menu (A 169).
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area always glows green when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may not always
be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light.
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The self-timer can be used.
Other settings can be selected.
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S Night portrait
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p
Off
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Use this mode for portraits of a human subject shot in front of
background lighting at night. Flash is used to illuminate the
subject while maintaining the mood of the background.
Press the d button to set Night portrait to Hand-held or
Tripod.
• Hand-held: Select this option to produce shots with
reduced blurring and noise even when the camera is hand-held.
- The Y icon is displayed in the shooting screen.
- When the e icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green, press the shutterrelease button all the way to capture a series of images which will be combined into a
single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steady without
moving it until a still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera
off before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
- The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be
narrower than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
- If the subject moves while the camera is shooting continuously, the image may be
distorted, overlapped, or blurred.
• Tripod (default setting): Select this option when using a tripod or other means to
stabilize the camera during shooting.
- The Z icon is displayed in the shooting screen.
- Vibration reduction (A 178) is automatically set to Off regardless of the setting in
the setup menu (A 169).
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way.
• Raise the flash before taking pictures.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face (see “Face Detection”
(A 56) for more information).
- If more than one face is detected, focus will be on the face closest to the camera.
- The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by applying the skin softening
function before saving images (A 67).
- If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
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The flash fires using red-eye reduction.
Other settings can be selected.
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R Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing features or details into
shadow.
Press the d button to set HDR to On or Off according to the shooting conditions and
subject.
When HDR is set to Off (default setting): The flash fires to
prevent the subject from being hidden in shadow.
• Raise the flash before taking pictures.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. One image is captured when the shutter-release
button is pressed all the way.
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When HDR is set to On: Use when taking pictures with very
bright and dark areas in the same frame.
• The P icon is displayed in the shooting screen. If there
are very bright areas and very dark areas in the frame, the
o icon lights in green.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. Digital zoom is not available.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way,
the camera shoots images continuously at high speed,
and saves the following two images.
- An image processed by D-Lighting (A 133) at the time of shooting
- A composite image with high dynamic range (HDR) in which the loss of details in
highlights or shadows is minimized
• The second image saved is an HDR composite image. If there is only enough memory to
save one image, an image processed by D-Lighting is the only image saved.
• Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steadily without
moving it until a still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off
before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be
narrower than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
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n
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p
Off
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Flash is fixed at X (fill flash) when HDR is set to Off, and is fixed at W (off) when HDR is set
to On.
The self-timer can be used.
Other settings can be selected.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
y M b Portrait
Use this mode for portraits.
• The camera detects and focuses on a human face. See “Face
Detection” (A 56) for more information.
• If more than one face is detected, focus will be on the face
closest to the camera.
• The camera softens skin tones (in up to three faces) by
applying the skin softening function before saving images.
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom is not available.
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n
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p
Off
o
0.0*
o
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* Other settings can be selected.
y M c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 7) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light.
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W
n
Off*
p
Off
* Other settings can be selected.
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Notes about Skin Softening
When using the S (night portrait) or Portrait scene modes, the camera detects up to three human
faces when the shutter is released, and processes the image to soften facial skin tones before saving
the image.
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• The level of effect applied cannot be adjusted. Confirm the result by playing back the image.
• Skin softening can also be applied on saved images (A 134).
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may not be smoothed or parts other than face may
be modified though the camera detects a face.
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d Sports
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Use this mode for dynamic action shots that freeze the action
in a single shot and record motion in a series of pictures. With
continuous shooting, instantaneous movements in moving
subjects can be captured clearly.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame. The camera focuses continuously until the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway to lock the focus.
• While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, up to 24 images are captured
continuously at a rate of up to about 1.8 fps (when image mode is set to I 4000×3000).
Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released.
• Focus, exposure compensation, and white balance are fixed at the values determined
with the first shot in each series.
• The speed of continuous shooting may decrease depending on the image mode, the
type of memory card used, and shooting conditions.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light.
X
W
n
Off
p
Off
o
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o
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* Other settings can be selected.
y M f Party/indoor
Suitable for taking pictures in parties. Captures the effects of
candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, hold the
camera steadily. In dark surroundings, the use of a tripod is
recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A 178) to Off
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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V1
n
Off2
p
Off
The flash mode setting may automatically switch to slow sync with red-eye reduction.
Other settings can be selected.
Other settings can be selected.
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y M Z Beach
Captures the brightness of such subjects as beaches or sunlit
expanses of water.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
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U*
n
Off*
p
Off
o
0.0*
Off
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
* Other settings can be selected.
y M z Snow
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n
Off*
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Captures the brightness of sunlit snow.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
* Other settings can be selected.
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y M h Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
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W*
n
Off*
p
Off
* Other settings can be selected.
O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A 178) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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O
y M i Dusk/dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus area or focus indicator
(A 7) always glows green when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. Note, however, that objects in the
foreground may not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light.
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Use this mode to photograph flowers, insects, and other small
objects at close range.
• Macro mode (A 39) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position.
When the zoom is at a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green (to the left
of G), the camera can focus on subjects as close as 11 cm (4.4 in.) from the lens. At the
maximum wide-angle position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.)
from the lens.
• AF area mode is set to Manual and the focus area in which the camera focuses can be
selected (A 53). Press the k button and then move the focus area by rotating the
rotary multi selector or by pressing H, I, J, or K.
To change settings for any of the following functions, first press the k button to cancel
focus-area selection, then change the settings as desired.
- Flash mode
- Self-timer
- Exposure compensation
• The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to
lock the focus.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 178) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
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On
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0.0*
* Other settings can be selected. Note that the flash may be unable to light entire subject at
distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
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O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A 178) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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Use this mode when taking pictures of food.
• Macro mode (A 39) is enabled and the camera
automatically zooms to the closest position at which it can
focus.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies
depending on the zoom position.
When the zoom is at a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green (to the left of
G), the camera can focus on subjects as close as 11 cm (4.4 in.) from the lens. At the
maximum wide-angle position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.)
from the lens.
• Hue can be adjusted in the range of the slider displayed on
the left in the monitor. Press the rotary multi selector H to
make the image more reddish, or I to make it more
bluish. The hue setting is saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
• AF area mode is set to Manual and the focus area in
which the camera focuses can be selected (A 53). Press
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the k button and then move the focus area by rotating
the rotary multi selector or by pressing H, I, J, or K.
To change settings for any of the following functions, first press the k button to cancel
focus-area selection, then change the settings as desired.
- Hue
- Self-timer
- Exposure compensation
• The camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway to
lock the focus.
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A 178) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
0.0*
* Other settings can be selected.
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y M l Museum
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for
example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in
which you do not want to use the flash.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• BSS (best shot selector) can be enabled (A 82).
• As images are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that
Vibration reduction (A 178) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light.
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Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst
of light from a firework.
• Camera focuses at infinity. The focus indicator (A 6) always
glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway. Note, however, that objects in the foreground may
not always be in focus.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light.
• Only the five optical zoom positions shown on the right
can be applied. When the zoom control is rotated, zoom
will not stop at any position other than the five indicated
(digital zoom is available).
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n
Off
p
Off
O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A 178) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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y M n Black and white copy
Provides clear images of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• Camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Use macro mode (A 39) to focus at short ranges.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
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Use this mode to take panorama pictures.
From the screen displayed after the p Panorama scene mode is selected, select Easy
panorama or Panorama assist.
• Easy panorama (default setting): By simply moving the camera in the desired direction,
panoramas that can be played back using the camera can be taken.
→ “Shooting with Easy Panorama” (A 75)
→ “Playing Images Captured with Easy Panorama” (A 77)
• Panorama assist: Use this setting to take a series of pictures while confirming how each
image will connect to the next. After transferring the images to a computer, the images
can be joined by using the supplied Panorama Maker 5 software (A 161).
→ “Shooting with Panorama Assist” (A 78)
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Can be changed when using Panorama assist.
Self-timer can be used when using Panorama assist.
Other settings can be selected.
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Note on Printing Panoramas
When printing panoramas, the entire image may not be able to be printed depending on the
printer's settings. Additionally, printing may not be possible depending on the printer.
See the documentation provided with the printer or consult the digital photo lab for details.
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Use this mode when taking pictures of dogs or cats. When the
camera detects the face of a dog or cat, the camera focuses on
that face. Once the camera has focused, by default it
automatically releases the shutter (pet portrait auto release).
• From the screen displayed after the O Pet portrait scene
mode is selected, select Single or Continuous.
- Single: Images are captured one at a time.
- Continuous: Three images are captured continuously when a face is focused on (at a
rate of about 1.8 fps when image mode is I 4000×3000). While Continuous is
selected, the F is displayed in the shooting screen.
• When the camera detects a face, a double border (focus
area) is displayed around the face, and the double border
glows green when the camera has focused.
The faces of up to five pets can be detected at the same
time. When the camera detects more than one face, the face
displayed largest in the monitor is framed by a double
border and the others by single borders.
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• If no pet faces are detected, the shutter can be released by pressing the shutter-release button.
- If no pet faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
- When Continuous is selected, up to 24 images are captured continuously at a rate of
about 1.8 fps (when image mode is set to I 4000×3000) while the shutter-release button
is held all the way down. Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released.
• Press the rotary multi selector J (n) to change auto release settings.
- Pet portrait auto release (default setting): The camera automatically releases the
shutter when it focuses on the detected face. While Pet portrait auto release is
selected, the d icon is displayed in the shooting screen.
- Off: The shutter is released only when the shutter-release button is pressed.
• Digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A 181) does not light. Button sounds and the shutter sound
(A 183) are disabled.
• Depending on the distance of the pet from the camera, the speed of the pet’s movement,
the direction the pet is facing, the ambient brightness of the pet’s face, etc., dog and cat
faces may not be detected and faces of other animals may be detected.
• Pet portrait auto release is automatically set to Off in the following situations.
- When five series of images are captured using auto release
- When the camera is turned back on after entering standby mode (A 19)
- When there is no remaining space in the internal memory or on the memory card
To continue using Pet portrait auto release to take more pictures, press the rotary multi
selector J (n) and change the setting again.
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Other settings can be selected.
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Shooting with Easy Panorama
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2
Scene menu
Dusk/dawn
Close-up
Food
Museum
Fireworks show
Black and white copy
Panorama
Choose V Easy panorama and press the
k button.
Panorama
Choose W Normal (180°) or X Wide (360°)
as the shooting range and press the k button.
Easy panorama
Easy panorama
Panorama assist
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Rotate the mode dial to
y, press the d
button and choose
p Panorama (A 61).
Normal (180°)
Wide (360°)
When the camera is readied in the horizontal position,
the image size (width × height) is as follows.
- W Normal (180°): 3200 × 560 when moved
horizontally, 1024 × 3200 when moved vertically
- X Wide (360°): 6400 × 560 when moved
horizontally, 1024 × 6400 when moved vertically
- When the camera is readied in the vertical position, the direction and the width and
height are switched.
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Frame the first edge of the panorama scene,
and then press the shutter-release button to
focus.
The zoom position is fixed at the widest position.
A grid is displayed in the monitor.
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
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Exposure compensation (A 40) can be set.
If the focus and exposure are not correct, try using focus lock (A 55).
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5
Press the shutter-release button all the way,
and then remove your finger from the
shutter-release button.
I is displayed to indicate the direction the camera
movement.
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Move the camera slowly and straight in one of
the four directions, and begin shooting.
When the camera detects which direction it is moving in,
shooting begins.
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A guide indicating the current shooting position is
displayed.
When the shooting position guide reaches the edge,
shooting ends.
Exposure compensation
guide
Example of camera movement
The operator, without shifting position, moves the camera horizontally or vertically
in an arc.
Move the camera from one edge of the panorama range to the other, in about 15
seconds for 180° shooting angles, and about 30 seconds for 360° shooting angles.
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Notes on Easy Panorama Shooting
• The range of the image seen in the saved image will be narrower than that seen in the monitor at
the time of shooting.
• If the camera is moved too quickly or if the camera is shaken too much, an error will occur.
• If shooting is stopped before the camera reaches the half-way point in the panorama range, a
panorama image is not saved.
• If more than half of the panorama range is captured but shooting ends before reaching the edge
of the range, the range not captured is recorded and displayed in gray.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Playing Images Captured with Easy Panorama
Switch to playback mode (A 30, 89), display an image
captured using easy panorama in full-frame playback
mode, and then press the k button to display the
short edge of the image using the entire monitor and
automatically move (scroll) the displayed area.
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Function
Icon
Description
Rewind
A
Hold down the k button to scroll backward quickly.
Advance
B
Hold down the k button to scroll forward quickly.
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The image scrolls in the direction that was used when
shooting.
Rotate the rotary multi selector to advance or rewind.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor during playback. Press the rotary multi selector
J or K to choose a control, and then press the k
button to use the following operations.
The following operations can be performed while playback is
paused using the controls displayed at the top in the monitor
Pause
End
E
G
C
Hold down the k button to rewind.*
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Hold down the k button to scroll.*
F
Resume automatic scrolling.
Switch to full-frame playback mode.
* Scrolling can also be performed by rotating the rotary multi selector.
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Note on Easy Panorama Scroll Playback
The COOLPIX S9100 may not be able to scroll the playback of, or zoom in on, easy panorama images
captured with another make or model of digital camera.
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Shooting with Panorama Assist
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Use a tripod for the
best results. Set Vibration reduction (A 178) to Off in setup menu (A 169)
when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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2
Rotate the mode dial to
y, press the d
button and choose
p Panorama (A 61).
Choose U Panorama assist and press
the k button.
Panorama direction icons are displayed to show the
direction in which images will be joined.
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Scene menu
Dusk/dawn
Close-up
Food
Museum
Fireworks show
Black and white copy
Panorama
Panorama
Easy panorama
Panorama assist
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
direction and press the k button.
Select the direction in which images will be joined in the
completed panorama; right (I), left (J), up (K), or down
(L).
The yellow panorama direction icon (I I) is displayed for
the current direction and the direction is fixed when the
k button is pressed. The icon changes to the white fixed direction I icon.
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If necessary, apply flash mode (A 32), self-timer (A 35), macro mode (A 39), and
exposure compensation (A 40) settings with this step.
Press the k button again to choose a different direction.
4
Frame the first portion of the
panorama scene and take the first
picture.
One third of the image will be displayed as
translucent.
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Take the next picture.
Frame the next image so that one third of the
frame overlaps the first image, and press the
shutter-release button.
Repeat this process until the necessary
number of images has been taken to
complete the scene.
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Press the k button when shooting is
complete.
The camera returns to step 2.
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Notes on Panorama Assist
• Set flash mode, self-timer, macro mode and exposure compensation before taking the first
picture.They cannot be changed after the first picture is taken. Images cannot be deleted, nor can
zoom or Image mode setting (A 47) be adjusted after the first picture is taken.
• Shooting ends if the auto off function (A 184) is activated. If the camera enters standby mode
during shooting, set Auto off to a longer setting.
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R Indicator
In panorama assist mode, exposure, white balance, and focus for all
images in a panorama are fixed at the values for the first image in
each series.
When the first picture is taken, R is displayed to indicate
that exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
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Combining Images to Make a Panorama
Transfer images to a computer (A 157) and use Panorama Maker 5 (A 161) to join them in a
single panorama.
Install Panorama Maker 5 from the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)
Use this mode to capture the details of a moving subject by shooting a continuous
series of images.
• The focus, exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the
first picture in each series.
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Rotate the mode dial to
C (continuous).
The camera enters continuous
shooting mode.
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2
Press the d button and confirm or change
the settings in the continuous menu.
See “Continuous Menu” (A 82) for more information.
Press the d button after changing the settings and
return to the shooting screen.
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Continuous
Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Frame the subject and shoot.
By default, if the camera detects a human face, it focuses on
that face (see “Face Detection” (A 56) for more
information). If the camera does not detect any faces, the
camera selects the focus areas (up to nine areas) containing
the subject closest to the camera.
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Press the shutter-release button halfway to lock focus and
exposure.
When Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache, or BSS is selected in the
continuous menu, images are captured while the shutter-release button is held all the
way down.
When Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps, or Multi-shot 16 is selected in
the continuous menu, the number of images determined by the setting are captured
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way. There is no need to hold the
shutter-release button down.
After taking a picture, the camera returns to the shooting screen. If O is displayed, do not
turn the camera off.
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Notes on Continuous Shooting Mode
• It may take some time to save the images after shooting. The amount of time it takes to finish
saving the captured images depends on the number of images, image mode, the write speed of
the memory card, etc.
• When ISO sensitivity increases, noise may appear in captured images.
• The speed of continuous shooting may decrease depending on the image mode, type of memory
card used, and shooting conditions.
• When Continuous is set to Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60
fps, or Multi-shot 16, banding or variance in brightness or hue may occur in images that were
captured under lighting that flickers at high speeds, such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or
sodium-vapor lighting.
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• Brightness (exposure compensation), vividness, and hue can be adjusted with the creative slider
(A 40).
• Press the d button to display the C (continuous) menu and change continuous shooting
mode settings (A 82).
• Flash and self-timer cannot be used.
Images Captured in Continuous Shooting Mode
Each time images are captured using Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H: 60 fps, the captured images are saved as a “sequence”
(A 92).
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• See “Autofocus” (A 29) for more information.
• See “Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence)” (A 92) for more
information.
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Changing Continuous Shooting Mode Settings
After displaying the V (continuous) mode shooting screen (A 80), press the
d button (A 5) to set the following options in the continuous menu.
• Items other than Continuous share the same settings with A (auto) mode,
and the settings are saved in the camera’s memory even if the camera is turned
off.
• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 11, 12).
• To exit the shooting menu, press the d button.
• Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A 87).
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Image mode
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Choose the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) at
which images are saved (except for Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60
fps, and Multi-shot 16).
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes.
A 49
White balance
In order to make the colors in images appear as they do to the eye, set white
balance to suit the light source.
A 51
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Continuous
Choose the desired continuous shooting option.
Continuous settings can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A 6).
Option
82
Description
k Continuous H
(default setting)
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down,
images are captured continuously at a rate of about 9.5
fps (when image mode is set to I 4000×3000).
Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is
released, or 5 images have been captured.
m Continuous L
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down,
up to 24 images are captured continuously at a rate of up
to about 1.8 fps (when image mode is set to I
4000×3000). Shooting ends when the shutter-release
button is released.
Burst Shooting (Continuous Shooting Mode)
Description
q Pre-shooting cache
Pre-shooting cache makes it easy to capture perfect
moments, by saving images from before the shutterrelease button was pressed all the way. Pre-shooting
cache shooting begins when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway, and continues when the shutterrelease button is pressed all the way (A 84).
• Frame rate: up to 7.5 fps
• Number of frames:
Up to five frames (including up to two frames
captured in the pre-shooting cache)
Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released
or when the maximum number of frames has been shot.
Cn Continuous H:
120 fps
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way, 50 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/125 s
or faster.
Image mode is fixed at M (image size: 1280 × 960 pixels).
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Option
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way,
Cj Continuous H: 60
25 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 s or faster.
fps
Image mode is fixed at q (image size: 1600 × 1200 pixels).
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selector)
The “best shot selector” is recommended when shooting
with the flash off or the camera zoomed in, or in other
situations in which inadvertent motion can result in
blurred images. The camera captures a series of up to five
images while the shutter-release button is held all the
way down, and the sharpest image in the series is
automatically selected and saved.
• BSS is best suited to shooting subjects that are not
moving. When shooting moving subjects or when the
composition of the picture changes while shooting,
the desired results may not be achieved.
W Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button
is pressed, camera takes 16 shots at a
rate of about 30 fps and arranges
them in a single image.
• Image mode is fixed at L (image
size: 2560 × 1920 pixels).
• Digital zoom is not available.
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A 52
ISO sensitivity
Set the ISO sensitivity to suit the brightness of the subject.
A 53
AF area mode
Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
A 60
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
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Pre-shooting Cache
When Pre-shooting cache is selected, shooting begins when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway for 0.5 seconds or longer, and images captured before the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way are saved along with images captured after the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way. Up to two images can be saved in the pre-shooting cache.
The pre-shooting cache setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A 6). When the
pre-shooting cache is not set, no icon is displayed. The pre-shooting cache icon lights in green while
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
Press down halfway
Images saved by pressing halfway
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Press down fully
Images saved by pressing
all the way
• If the number of exposures remaining is less than five, shooting with the pre-shooting cache is not
possible. Before shooting, check that there are five or more exposures remaining.
Applying Effects When Shooting (Special Effects Mode)
One of the following effects can be applied to images during shooting.
Option
Description
Softens the image by adding a slight blur to the entire image.
Nostalgic sepia
Adds a sepia tone and reduces the contrast to simulate the
qualities of an old photograph.
High-contrast
monochrome
Changes the image to black and white and gives it sharp
contrast.
High key
Gives the entire image a bright tone.
Low key
Gives the entire image a dark tone.
Selective color
Creates a black and white image in which only the specified
color remains.
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Soft
Rotate the mode dial to
u (special effects).
The camera enters special
effects mode.
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2
Press the d button to display the special
effects menu, use the rotary multi selector to
choose Special effects, and then press the k
button.
Special effects
Image mode
Special effects
The screen for selecting the desired special effect is
displayed.
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3
Press H or I to choose an effect and press
the k button.
Press the d button after changing the settings and
return to the shooting screen.
4
Special effects
Soft
Nostalgic sepia
High-contrast monochrome
High key
Low key
Selective color
Frame the subject and shoot.
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The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• When Selective color is selected in step 3, rotate the
rotary multi selector or press H or I to select the
desired color from the slider.
To change settings for any of the following functions,
first press the k button to cancel color selection, then
change the settings as desired.
- Flash mode (A 32)
Slider
- Self-timer (A 35)
- Macro mode (A 39)
- Exposure compensation (A 44)
Save
To return to the color selection screen, press the k button
again.
Select color
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• Press the d button to display the R (special effects) menu and select Image mode to choose
the image mode (combination of image size and compression rate) used when saving images.
Changes made to the image mode setting apply to all shooting modes (A 47).
• Flash mode (A 32), self-timer (A 35), macro mode (A 39), and exposure compensation
(A 44) can be set.
Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Some settings in the A (auto) mode (A 24) shooting menu (A 46), the
continuous shooting mode (A 80) shooting menu (A 82), and the continuous
menu cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted
function
Setting
Descriptions
AF area mode (A 53)
When AF area mode is set to Subject
tracking, self-timer is not available.
Macro mode
AF area mode (A 53)
When AF area mode is set to Subject
tracking, macro mode is not available.
Continuous (A 80)
When using Continuous H: 120 fps,
image mode is fixed at M (image size: 1280
× 960 pixels). When using Continuous H:
60 fps, image mode is fixed at q (image
size: 1600 × 1200 pixels). When using
Multi-shot 16, image mode is fixed at
L (image size: 2560 × 1920 pixels).
Hue (using the creative
slider) (A 41)
When hue is adjusted using the creative
slider, White balance in the shooting
menu cannot be set.
Continuous (A 80)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H:
60 fps, White balance is fixed at Auto.
Continuous (A 80)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H:
60 fps, Metering is fixed at Matrix.
Image mode
White balance
Metering
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Self-timer
When shooting with Continuous L, 3200
cannot be selected. If Continuous L is
selected when ISO sensitivity is set to
3200, sensitivity changes to 1600.
ISO sensitivity
Continuous (A 80)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H:
60 fps, or Multi-shot 16, the ISO
sensitivity setting is automatically set
according to the brightness.
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Camera Settings that Cannot Be Applied Simultaneously
Restricted
function
Setting
Descriptions
Smile timer (A 37)
Face detection is used regardless of the AF
area mode setting.
Continuous (A 80)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H:
60 fps, AF area mode is fixed at Center.
Autofocus mode
Continuous (A 80)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H:
60 fps, Autofocus mode is fixed at Single
AF.
Print date
Continuous (A 80)
When using any setting other than Multishot 16, the date is not imprinted.
ISO sensitivity (A 52)
Motion detection is disabled when the
ISO sensitivity is set to any setting other
than Auto.
AF area mode (A 53)
When AF area mode is set to Subject
tracking, Motion detection is not
available.
Continuous (A 80)
When shooting with Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H:
60 fps, the AF-assist illuminator does not
light.
AF area mode (A 53)
When AF area mode is set to Subject
tracking, digital zoom is not available.
Continuous (A 80)
When using Multi-shot 16, digital zoom is
disabled.
Smile timer (A 37)
Blink warning does not function.
AF area mode
More on Shooting
Motion detection
AF assist
Digital zoom
Blink warning
B
Features Not Available in Continuous Shooting Mode
When using continuous shooting mode, the following features cannot be used.
• Flash mode (A 32)
• Self-timer (A 35)/Smile timer (A 37)
• Motion detection (A 180)
• Blink warning (A 188)
D
88
More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A 182) for more information.
More on Playback
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Press the c (playback) button in shooting mode to
enter playback mode and display images that have
been captured (A 30).
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The following operations are available in full-frame playback mode.
Function
Control
Description
A
Switch to thumbnail
display/calendar
display mode
f (h)
Display images by 4, 9, 16, or 72 image
thumbnails. Rotate the zoom control to
f (h) with 72 thumbnails displayed to
switch to calendar display. (except for list
by date mode)
94, 96
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to
enlarge the image up to 10×.
Press the k button to return to full-frame
playback mode.
97
Display shooting
information
k
Display the histogram and the shooting
information. Press the k button to return
to full-frame playback.
91
Scroll playback of
pictures taken
using easy
panorama
k
Display the short edge of the displayed
image using the entire monitor, and
automatically move the displayed area.
77
Display individual
images of a
sequence
k
If pressed when displaying a sequence that
is displayed by its key picture only, all
images in the sequence are displayed as
92
individual images. To return to key picture
only display, press the rotary multi selector
H.
Play back movies
k
Play back the movie currently displayed.
Playback zoom
More on Playback
Select images
Press H, I, J, or K to display previous or
next images. Press and hold H, I, J, or K
to scroll quickly through images.
11
Images can also be selected by rotating the
rotary multi selector.
152
89
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Function
Control
Description
A
Delete images
l
Select a deletion method and delete
images.
When using favorite pictures mode
(A 101), auto sort mode (A 109), or list
by date mode (A 113), images in the
same album, category, or shooting date
can be deleted.
Display menus
d
Display the menu for the selected mode.
115
Switch to another
playback mode
d
Display the menu and select the
N (playback mode) tab to switch to
favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode, or
list by date mode.
99
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (e movie-record) button
can also be used to switch to shooting
mode.
30
31, 93
c
More on Playback
Switch to shooting
mode
b
C
90
Changing the Orientation (Vertical/Horizontal) of Images
After shooting, image orientation can be changed during playback with Rotate image (A 124) of
the playback menu (A 115).
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Displaying the Histogram and Shooting Information
Press the k button in full-frame playback mode to display the highlight,
histogram, and the shooting information. Press the k button again to return to
full-frame playback mode.
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ISO
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+1.0
160
4
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2 Folder name
3 File name
4 Aperture
5 Shutter speed
1
2
6 Exposure compensation
7 ISO sensitivity
8
Current frame number/
total number of frames
9 Histogram2
More on Playback
1
Highlight1
Areas of the image that are extremely bright (highlight areas) blink. Use as a guide when
using exposure compensation to adjust image brightness.
A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image. The horizontal axis
corresponds to brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright tones to the right. The
vertical axis shows the number of pixels.
B
Notes on Histogram and Shooting Information
Not displayed for the following:
• Images in a sequence (when only the key picture is displayed to represent all images)
• Panoramas captured with easy panorama
• Movies
91
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode
(Sequence)
Each series of images captured using the following settings is saved in a sequence.
• Continuous shooting mode (A 80)
- Continuous H
- Continuous L
- Pre-shooting cache
- Continuous H: 120 fps
- Continuous H: 60 fps
• Scene mode (A 64)
- Sports
- Pet portrait mode (when Continuous
is selected)
More on Playback
In full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback
mode (A 94), the first image of a sequence is used as
the “key picture”, i.e., it is displayed to represent the
images in the sequence.
• F is displayed in the playback screen for images
captured in a sequence (A 8).
While the key picture of a sequence is displayed in fullframe playback mode, press the k button to display
each image in the sequence individually. To return to key
picture only display, press the rotary multi selector H.
Sequence display
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The following operations are available when each image in a sequence is
displayed individually.
• Choose an image: Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K.
• Zoom in: Rotate the zoom control to g (i) (A 97).
• Display the histogram and shooting information: Press the k button (A 91).
D
Sequence Display Options
Select Sequence display options (A 129) in the playback menu to set all sequences to be
displayed using their key pictures or to display them as individual images.
D
92
Changing Key Picture in Sequence
A sequence’s key picture can be changed using Choose key picture (A 129) in the playback
menu.
Operations in Full-frame Playback Mode
Deleting Images in a Sequence
B
More on Playback
If Sequence display options (A 129) in the playback menu is set to Key picture
only, press the l button to select a deletion method and delete the following images.
• If only the key picture is displayed to represent all images:
- Current image: When a sequence is selected, all images in that sequence are
deleted.
- Erase selected images: When the key picture is selected in the deletion
image selection screen (A 31), all images in the
sequence are deleted.
- All images: All images are deleted, including the currently displayed sequence.
• If the key picture is selected and the k button is pressed to display each
individual image in the sequence before pressing the l button:
Deletion methods change as follows.
- Erase current picture: The image currently displayed is deleted.
- Erase selected images: When multiple images in the same sequence are
selected in the deletion image selection screen
(A 31), the selected images are deleted.
- Erase entire sequence: All images in the sequence, including the image
currently displayed, are deleted.
Note on Sequence
Images captured continuously with cameras other than the COOLPIX S9100 cannot be displayed as
a sequence.
C
Playback Menu Options Available When Using Sequence
When the d button is pressed during key picture playback, the following menu operations are
available for the images in that sequence.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1
2
Quick retouch1 (A 132)
Skin softening1 (A 134)
Frame1 (A 137)
Slide show (A 121)
Rotate image1 (A 124)
Voice memo1 (A 125)
Sequence display options (A 129)
Favorite pictures2 (A 101)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
D-Lighting1 (A 133)
Filter effects1 (A 135)
Print order2 (A 117)
Protect2 (A 122)
Small picture1 (A 138)
Copy2 (A 127)
Choose key picture (A 129)
Press the d button after displaying individual images. Settings can be applied to individual images.
When the d button is pressed during key picture playback, the same settings can be applied to
all images in that sequence. Press the d button after displaying individual images to apply
settings to individual images.
93
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) to display images in “contact
sheets” of thumbnail images.
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The following operations are available while thumbnails are displayed.
Function
More on Playback
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press
H, I, J or K.
Increase the
number of images
displayed/apply the
calendar display
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
increase the number of image thumbnails
displayed: 4 ➝ 9 ➝ 16 ➝ 72 ➝ calendar
display.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) with
72 thumbnails displayed to switch to
calendar display (except for list by date
mode).
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) in the
16-image thumbnail display to apply the
calendar display (A 96), and images can
be found by the date on which they were
captured.
Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
return to thumbnail display.
Delete images
f (h)
A
Description
Choose images
Decrease the
number of images
displayed
94
Control
g (i)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to
decrease the number of image thumbnails
displayed: 72 ➝ 16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4. Rotate the
zoom control to g (i) in 4-image
thumbnail display to return to full-frame
playback mode.
l
Select a deletion method and delete
images.
When using favorite pictures mode
(A 101), auto sort mode (A 109), or list
by date mode (A 113), images in the
same album, category, or shooting date
can be deleted.
11
–
31
Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Function
Control
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
k
A
Description
Press the k button.
89
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (e movie-record) button
can also be used to switch to shooting
mode.
30
c
Switch to shooting
mode
b
More on Playback
C
Thumbnail Playback Mode Display
When images marked using Print order (A 117) or
Protect (A 122) are selected, the icons shown on the
right are displayed with them.
The icon shown on the right is displayed when an
image in a sequence (A 92) is selected.
Movies are displayed as film frames (If 72-image
thumbnails are displayed, D is displayed at the top of
the monitor when a movie is selected).
Protect icon
Print order icon
Sequence
display
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Film frames
C
Thumbnail Display in Favorite Pictures Mode
and Auto Sort Mode
• In favorite pictures mode (A 101), the icon of the album being
played back is displayed at the top right of the monitor.
• In auto sort mode (A 109), the current image’s category icon is
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
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Viewing Multiple Images: Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Display
With playback display of 72 thumbnails (A 94), rotate
the zoom control to f (h) to switch to calendar
display (except for list by date mode).
Images can be selected for display based on the date
on which they were captured. The dates on which
images were captured are underlined in yellow.
The following operations are available in calendar
display.
Function
Control
Select date
More on Playback
Return to full-frame
playback
k
Return to
thumbnail display
g (i)
B
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Description
3
A
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press
H, I, J, or K.
11
The first image captured on the selected
date is displayed full frame.
89
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
94
Notes on Calendar Display
• Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2011.
• The l button and d button are not available in calendar display.
D
96
List by Date Mode
Only the images captured on the same date can be played back in list by date mode (A 113). The
list by date options (A 114) are also available only for the images captured on the selected date.
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) enlarges display of the center
portion of the current image.
• The guide displayed at bottom right shows the
portion of the image currently displayed.
The following operations are available while image
display is enlarged.
Function
Zoom in
Zoom out
Control
g (i)
f (h)
Description
Zoom increases each time the zoom control is
rotated to g (i), up to about 10×.
A
–
View other
areas of image
Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to
move the display area to other areas of the
image.
Delete images
l
Select a deletion method and delete images.
When using favorite pictures mode (A 101),
auto sort mode (A 109), or list by date mode
31
(A 113), images in the same album, category, or
shooting date can be deleted.
Switch to fullframe playback
mode
k
Press the k button.
89
Create a cropped copy with only the enlarged
portion and save the copy as a separate file.
139
Press the c button or shutter-release button.
The b (e movie-record) button can also be
used to switch to shooting mode.
30
Crop image
d
11
More on Playback
Zoom decreases each time the zoom control is
rotated to f (h). When the magnification ratio
–
reaches 1×, the display returns to full-frame
playback mode.
c
Switch to
shooting mode
b
97
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Images Captured with Face Detection or Pet Detection
When zooming in (playback zoom) on an image
captured using the face detection (A 56) or pet
detection function (A 74) by rotating the zoom
control to g (i), the image will be enlarged with the
face detected at the time of shooting at the center of
the monitor (except images captured continuously
with the Pet portrait scene mode (A 74) or images
captured with continuous shooting mode (A 80)).
• If more than one face was detected, the image will be enlarged with the face on
which focus was acquired at the center of the monitor. Press the rotary multi
selector H, I, J, or K to display other detected faces.
• Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) again or toward f (h) to zoom in or
out as normal.
More on Playback
98
Playing Back Images by Category
The following playback modes can be selected.
c
A 89
Play
Play back all images.
h
A 101
Favorite pictures
Play back images added to an album.
F
A 109
Auto sort
Play back images and movies automatically sorted to the selected category with
shooting.
C
A 113
List by date
Play back images captured on the selected date.
1
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
3
Press H or I to choose the N tab.
Playback menu
More on Playback
Press the d button in playback
mode.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
4
Press K or the k button.
The playback-mode selection menu is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
99
Playing Back Images by Category
5
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
playback mode.
To return to the current playback mode without switching
playback modes, press the d button.
6
Press the k button.
The camera enters the selected playback mode.
More on Playback
100
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Captured images can be added to an album and sorted.
After images are added, they can be easily played back using “h favorite pictures
mode.”
• By adding images to an album, images can be easily found.
• Images can be sorted by each event such as vacations or weddings.
• The same image can be added to multiple albums.
Adding Images to an Album
Captured images can be added to an album and sorted.
1
Choose an image in playback mode (A 30),
auto sort mode (A 109), or list by date mode
(A 113) and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose
h Favorite pictures and press the k
button.
Playback menu
Favorite pictures
The favorite pictures screen is displayed.
3
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or
K, and then choose an image and press H to
display y.
More on Playback
2
Favorite pic tures
To add more images to the same album, repeat this step
as necessary.
To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
Back
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch back
to full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
Press the k button to display the album selection screen.
101
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
4
Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
album to which the images will be added and
press the k button.
Fa v o r i t e p i c t u r e s
The selected images are added and the camera switches
to the playback menu.
To add the same image to multiple albums, repeat from
step 3.
Back
Add
More on Playback
B
Notes on Favorite Pictures
• Up to 200 images can be added to each album.
• Movies cannot be added to an album.
• If the selected image has been already added to an album, w is displayed in the album’s
checkbox.
• When images are added to an album, they are not moved from the folder to which they were
saved (A 199) or copied to the album (A 108).
D
102
More Information
See “Removing Images From an Album” (A 104).
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Viewing Images in an Album
When using “h favorite pictures mode”, images added to an album can be
displayed by selecting the album.
• In full-frame playback mode, images in the same album can be played back
(A 89) and edited (A 130).
• When the d button is pressed in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail
display mode, the favorite pictures menu (A 105) is displayed, and all images
added to an album can be selected for viewing in a slide show, or applying print
order or protection settings.
1
Press the d button during
playback, select the N (playback
mode) tab, and then press K or
the k button (A 99).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
More on Playback
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose h, and
press the k button.
A list of albums is displayed.
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose an
album.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Favorite pictures
For information about operating the list of albums screen,
see A 105.
Choose icon
When the k button is pressed, an image in the selected
album is displayed full frame.
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The icon of the album currently being played back is
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select a different album.
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Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Removing Images From an Album
Remove images from an album without deleting the images.
1
Select the album from which
images will be removed, play back
images in that album (A 103),
and then press the d button.
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The playback menu is displayed.
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2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose
h Remove from favorites and press the k
button.
The remove from favorites screen is displayed.
More on Playback
3
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or
K, and then choose an image and press H to
display y.
4
Favorite pictures
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
Remove from favorites
Remove from favorites
To remove more images from the same album, repeat
this step as necessary.
To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
Back
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch back
to full-frame playback or f (h) to display thumbnails.
Press the k button when selection is complete.
4
Choose Yes and press the k button.
The image is removed from the album.
Remove this pic ture from
favorites?
To cancel removal, select No.
Yes
No
B
104
Note on Deletion
If an image is deleted while using favorite pictures mode, the image will be removed from the album
and it will be permanently deleted from the internal memory or the memory card (A 108).
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Using Favorite Pictures Mode
The following operations are available from the list of albums screen (A 103 step
3).
Function
Control
Choose an album
A
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H,
I, J, or K.
11
k
Images in the selected album are displayed
full frame.
89
Delete images
l
All images added to the selected album are
deleted. Choose Yes when the confirmation
dialog is displayed.
31
Change the album icon.
106
Change the
album icon
d
c
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (e movie-record) button can 30
also be used to switch to shooting mode.
Switch to
shooting mode
More on Playback
Switch to fullframe playback
mode
b
Favorite Pictures Menu
Press the d button in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode in
favorite pictures mode to apply the following menu operations.
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Frame
Slide show
Rotate image
Voice memo
Choose Key Picture
➝A 132
➝A 134
➝A 137
➝A 121
➝A 124
➝A 125
➝A 129
D-Lighting
Filter effects
Print order
Protect
Small picture
Sequence Display Options
Remove from favorites
➝A 133
➝A 135
➝A 117
➝A 122
➝A 138
➝A 129
➝A 104
105
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Changing the Album Icons
The design of the album icons can be changed. By changing the icons, it will be
easier to identify what kind of images are added to each album.
1
Press the d button during
playback, choose the
N (playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A 99).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose h, and
press the k button.
A list of albums is displayed.
More on Playback
3
Use the rotary multi selector to
choose an album and press the
d button.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Favorite pictures
The choose icon screen is displayed.
Choose icon
4
Press J or K to choose an icon color and
press the k button.
Choose icon
Back
5
Press H, I, J, or K to choose an icon and
press the k button.
Choose icon
The icon changes and the monitor display returns to the
list of albums screen.
Back
106
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
B
Notes on Album Icons
Set the album icons separately for the internal memory and for the memory card.
• To change the album icons for the internal memory, first remove the memory card from the
camera.
• The default setting for the icon is the number icon (black).
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107
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
C
Adding/Playing Favorite Pictures
When images are added to an album, they are not moved from the folder to which they were saved
(A 199) or copied to the album. Only the file names of the images are added to the album. When
using favorite pictures mode, images are played back by retrieving the images that correspond to
the file names added to the albums.
Note that if an image is deleted while using favorite pictures mode (A 31, 105), the image will be
removed from the album and it will be permanently deleted from the internal memory or the memory card.
Adding Pictures to Albums
Album 1
Internal memory or memory card
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Add file names
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Album 2
Add file names
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Viewing Pictures in Albums
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Album 1
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Retrieve file
Internal
memory or
memory card
Play back
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108
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Images and movies are automatically sorted to one of the following categories
with shooting. When “F auto sort mode” is selected, images and movies can be
viewed by selecting the category to which they were sorted.
Z Smile
Y Portraits
u Food
U Landscape
V Dusk to dawn
D Close-ups
O Pet portrait
D Movie
X Retouched copies
W Other scenes
• In full-frame playback mode, images in the same category can be played back
(A 89) and edited (A 130). Images can be also sorted into albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the auto sort menu (A 112) is displayed, and
all images in the same category can be selected for viewing in a slide show, or
applying print order or protection settings.
1
Press the d button during
playback, choose the N (playback
mode) tab, and then press K or the
k button (A 99).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
More on Playback
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode
The playback-mode selection menu is
displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose F, and
press the k button.
A list of categories is displayed.
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
109
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
desired category.
Por traits
For information about categories, see “Auto Sort Mode
Categories” (A 111).
For information about operating the auto sort mode
screen, see “Operations in Auto Sort Mode” (A 112).
Press the k button to display an image in the selected
category in full-frame playback mode.
Other scenes
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The icon of the category currently played back will be
displayed at the top right of the screen.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select a different category.
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Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Category
Description
Images captured using smile timer (A 37).
Y Portraits
Images captured in A (auto) mode (A 24) and continuous
shooting mode (A 80) using face detection (A 56).
Images captured in the following scene modes.
• S (night portrait)* (A 65)
• R (backlighting)* (A 66)
• Portrait* (A 67), Party/indoor (A 68)
u Food
Images captured in the Food (A 71) scene mode.
U Landscape
Images captured in the Landscape* (A 67) scene mode.
V Dusk to dawn
Images captured in the following scene modes.
• j (night landscape)* (A 64)
• Sunset (A 69), Dusk/dawn (A 70), Fireworks show
(A 72)
D Close-ups
Images captured in A (auto) mode and continuous shooting
mode (A 80) with macro mode set (A 39). Images captured in
the Close-up* (A 70) scene mode.
O Pet portrait
Images captured in the Pet portrait (A 74) scene mode.
D Movie
Movies (A 140).
X Retouched copies
Copies created using editing function (A 130).
W Other scenes
All other images that cannot be defined by the categories
described above.
More on Playback
Z Smile
* Images captured in scene auto selector (A 62) are also sorted to the appropriate
categories.
B
Notes on Auto Sort Mode
• Up to 999 images and movie files can be sorted to each category in auto sort mode. If 999 images
or movies have already been sorted to a specific category, new images and movies cannot be
sorted to that category nor can they be displayed in auto sort mode. Display images and movies
that could not be sorted to a category in normal playback mode (A 30) or list by date mode
(A 113).
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A 127),
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
• Images or movies saved by a camera other than the COOLPIX S9100 cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode.
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Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Operations in Auto Sort Mode
The following operations are available in the category list screen (A 110 step 3).
Function
Control
A
Description
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H,
I, J, or K.
Select a category
11
Switch to fullframe playback
mode
k
Display images in the selected category in full89
frame playback mode.
Delete images
l
Delete all images in the selected category.
Choose Yes when the confirmation dialog is
displayed.
31
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c
Press the c button or shutter-release
button. The b (e movie-record) button can 30
also be used to switch to shooting mode.
Switch to
shooting mode
b
Auto Sort Menu
Press the d button in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode in
auto sort mode to operate the following menus.
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Frame
Slide show
Rotate image
Voice memo
Choose Key Picture
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➝A 132
➝A 134
➝A 137
➝A 121
➝A 124
➝A 125
➝A 129
D-Lighting
Filter effects
Print order
Protect
Small picture
Sequence Display Options
Favorite pictures
➝A 133
➝A 135
➝A 117
➝A 122
➝A 138
➝A 129
➝A 101
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)
In “C list by date mode”, only images captured on the same date can be played back.
• In full-frame playback mode, just as with normal playback mode, shooting
information can be displayed, image display can be enlarged, images can be
edited, and movies can be played back. Images can be also sorted into albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the list by date menu (A 114) is displayed,
and all images captured on the same date can be selected for viewing in a slide
show, or applying print order or protection settings.
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode
1
Press the d button during
playback, choose the
N (playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A 99).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
The playback-mode selection menu is displayed.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose C, and
press the k button.
The list by date screen is displayed.
3
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a date.
The camera lists up to 29 dates. If images exist for more
than 29 dates, all images saved earlier than most recent
29 dates will be combined under Others.
For information about operating the list by date screen,
see “Operations in List by Date Mode” (A 114).
When the k button is pressed, the first image captured
on the selected date will be displayed full frame.
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Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
List by date
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3
15/05/2011
2
10/05/2011
1
05/05/2011
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Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select a different shooting date.
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Notes on List by Date Mode
• The 9,000 most recent images can be displayed in list by date mode. If more than 9,000 images are
saved, “*” is displayed for the date containing the 9,001st image.
• Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1, 2011.
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Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)
Operations in List by Date Mode
The following operations are available in the list by date screen (A 113 step 3).
Function
Control
Select date
Description
A
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press H or
I.
11
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
k
Display images captured on the selected date
89
in full-frame playback mode.
Delete images
l
Delete all images captured on the selected
date. Choose Yes when the confirmation
dialog is displayed.
31
d
Press the d button to display the list by
date menu.
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View list by date menu
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c
Press the c button or shutter-release button.
The b (e movie-record) button can also be 30
used to switch to shooting mode.
Switch to shooting
mode
b
List by Date Menu
Press the d button in list by date mode to apply one of the following menu
operations to images captured on the selected date.
Quick retouch1
➝A 132
D-Lighting1
➝A 133
1
➝A 134
Filter effects1
➝A 135
Skin softening
➝A 137
Print order2
➝A 117
Frame1
➝A 122
Slide show
➝A 121
Protect2
➝A 124
Small picture1
➝A 138
Rotate image1
➝A 125
Sequence Display Options ➝A 129
Voice memo1
➝A 101
Choose Key Picture ➝A 129
Favorite pictures1
1
2
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After displaying the image in full-frame playback mode, press the d button.
When the d button is pressed in the list by date screen (A 113 step 3),
options can be applied to all images captured on the selected date. When
the d button is pressed in full-frame playback mode, options can be
applied to individual images.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
The following options are available in the playback menu.
k
Quick retouch
A 132
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
I
D-Lighting
A 133
Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of images.
e
Skin softening
A 134
Make facial skin tones softer.
p
Filter effects
A 135
Filter effects (digital filter) can be used to apply a variety of effects to images.
S
Frame
A 137
Create a copy of an image that is surrounded by a frame. 12 different frames are
available.
Print order
A 117
Select images to print and the number of copies for each.
b
Slide show
A 121
View images saved in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic slide
show.
d Protect
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a
A 122
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
f
Rotate image
A 124
Change the orientation of images.
g
Small picture
A 138
Create a small copy of the current image.
E
Voice memo
A 125
Record voice memos for images.
h
Copy
A 127
Copy files between the internal memory and a memory card.
C
Sequence display options
A 129
Display a sequence of images shot continuously as individual images, or display only
the key picture of a sequence.
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C
A 129
Choose key picture
Change the key picture that is displayed to represent a series of images shot
continuously (sequence ➝ A 92).
h
A 101
Favorite pictures
Select and add images as favorites.
h
A 104
Remove from favorites
Remove an image from an album.
Displaying the Playback Menu
Press the c button to enter playback mode (A 89).
Press the d button to display the playback menu.
Playback menu
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Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
• Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings (A 11).
• Press the d button to exit the playback menu.
• Select the N (playback mode) tab to switch the playback mode (A 99).
Playback Options: Playback Menu
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M a Print order
When printing images saved on the memory card using any of the following
methods, the Print order option in the playback menu is used to create digital
“print orders” for printing on DPOF-compatible devices.
• Inserting the memory card into a DPOF-compatible (A 215) printer’s card slot
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab.
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A 215) printer (A 163). A
print order can also be created for images saved in the internal memory if the
memory card is removed from the camera.
1
Press the d button in playback mode.
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The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Print
order and press the k button.
Proceed to step 4 when playing back in favorite pictures
mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
3
Choose Select images and press the k
button.
Print order
Select images
Delete print set
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
4
Choose images (up to 99) and the number of
copies (up to nine) of each.
Print selec tion
1
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or K to select
images, and press H or I to specify the number of
copies to be printed.
1
3
Back
Image selected for printing can be identified by the check
mark (y) and the numeral indicating the number of
copies to be printed. If no copies have been specified for images, the selection is
canceled.
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback. Rotate the zoom
control to f (h) to switch back to 12-thumbnail display.
Press the k button when setting is complete.
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Choose whether or not to print shooting date
and shooting information.
Choose Date and press the k button to print the
shooting date on all images.
Choose Info and press the k button to print shooting
information (shutter speed and aperture) on all images.
Print order
Done
Date
Info
Choose Done and press the k button to apply the
settings.
Images selected for printing can be identified by the w
icon displayed with playback.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
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Notes on Print Order
When a print order is created in favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode, the
screen shown below is displayed if images other than those in the selected album, category, or
shooting date have been marked for printing.
• If Yes is selected, the current print order settings are added to the print order settings of other
images.
• If No is selected, all print order settings of other images are removed and only the current print
order settings remain.
Print order
Print order
Save print marking for other
dates?
Yes
No
Yes
No
Favorite pictures mode
or auto sort mode
List by date mode
Additionally, if there are more than 99 images as a result of adding the current print order settings,
the screen shown below will be displayed.
• If Yes is selected, all print order settings of other images are removed and only the current print
order settings remain.
• If Cancel is selected, the print order settings of other images remain and the current print order
settings are removed.
Print order
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Save print marking for other
images?
Print order
Too many images selec ted.
Remove print mark ing from
other images?
Too many images selec ted.
Remove print mark ing for
other dates?
Yes
Cancel
Yes
Cancel
Favorite pictures mode
or auto sort mode
List by date mode
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
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Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Shooting Information
When the Date and Info settings are enabled in the print order option, shooting date and shooting
data are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible (A 215) printer that supports printing of
shooting date and shooting data is used.
• Shooting information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via
the supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A 168).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset each time the Print order option is displayed.
• The date printed is that saved when the image was captured.
Changing the camera’s date using the Date and time or Time
zone in the Time zone and date option in the setup menu after
an image has been captured has no effect on the date printed on
the image.
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Canceling Existing Print Order
Select Delete print set in step 3 of “a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)” (A 117) and
press the k button to remove print marking from all images and cancel the print order.
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Print Date
When shooting date and time are imprinted on images using the Print date option (A 177) in
setup menu, images are saved with shooting date and time imprinted on the image when they are
captured. Images with the date imprinted on them can be printed from printers that do not support
printing of the date on images.
If the Print date option is used to imprint the shooting date on images, the Date selection option
of the Print order function has no effect.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
b Slide Show
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show
Play back images, saved in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one
in an automated “slide show.”
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Start
and press the k button.
Slide show
Pause
To change the interval between images, choose Frame
intvl, select the desired interval time, and press the k
button before choosing Start.
2
3s
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To repeat the slide show automatically, choose Loop and
press the k button before choosing Start. The check
mark (w) will be added to the loop option when enabled.
Star t
Frame intvl
Loop
The slide show begins.
While the slide show is in progress, press the rotary multi
selector K to display the next image or J to display the
previous image. Hold down either button to fast forward
or rewind.
To end or pause the slide show, press the k button.
3
End the slide show or restart it.
The screen shown on the right is displayed when the
slide show has ended or is paused. Choose End and press
the k button to return to the playback menu. Choose
Restart to play the slide show again.
B
Pause
Restar t
End
Frame intvl
Notes on Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies is displayed.
• For sequences (A 92) whose sequence display options are set to Key picture only, only the key
picture is displayed.
• Images captured using easy panorama (A 73, 75) cannot be played in a slide show.
• The maximum playback time is up to 30 minutes even if Loop is enabled (A 184).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
d Protect
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
Select images to protect or cancel protection for previously protected images
from the image selection screen. See “Selecting Images” (A 123) for more
information.
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will
permanently delete protected images (A 185).
Protected images can be identified by the s icon in playback mode (A 8, 95).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Selecting Images
When using one of the following features, a screen like
that shown on the right is displayed when selecting
images.
• Print order > Select images (A 117)
• Protect (A 122)
• Rotate image (A 124)
• Copy > Selected images (A 127)
• Choose key picture (A 129)
• Favorite pictures (A 101)
• Remove from favorites (A 104)
• Welcome screen > Select an image (A 171)
• Delete image > Erase selected images (A 31)
Protec t
Back
1
Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or
K to choose the desired image.
Protec t
Rotate the zoom control (A 4) to g (i) to switch to fullframe playback or f (h) to switch back to 12thumbnail display.
Only one image can be selected for Rotate image,
Choose key picture, and Welcome screen. Proceed to
step 3.
2
Press H or I to select or deselect (or to
specify the number of copies).
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Follow the procedures described below to choose the images.
Back
Protec t
When an image is selected, a check mark (y) is
displayed with the image. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select
additional images.
Back
3
Press the k button to apply image selection.
When Selected images is selected, a confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the
instructions displayed in the monitor.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
f Rotate Image
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image
Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed with playback. Still
images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Images that were saved in portrait (“tall”) orientation can be rotated up to 180
degrees in either direction.
Select an image from the image selection screen (A 123). When the Rotate
image screen is displayed, rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to rotate
the image 90 degrees.
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Back
Rotate image
Rotate image
Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
Rotate
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
Press the k button to finalize display orientation, and save orientation
information with the image.
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Rotating Images in a Sequence
While the key picture of a sequence is displayed, images cannot be rotated. Apply the setting after
displaying individual images (A 92, 129).
Playback Options: Playback Menu
E Voice Memo
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M E Voice memo
Use the camera’s microphone to record voice memos for images.
Recording Voice Memos
1
Choose an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 89) or thumbnail playback mode (A 94)
and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Playback menu
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
The screen for recording voice memos is displayed.
3
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Use the rotary multi selector to choose
E Voice memo and press the k button.
Press and hold the k button to record a voice
memo.
Recording ends after about 20 seconds or when the k
button is released.
Do not touch the microphone during recording.
During recording, o and p blink in the monitor.
Back
20s
When recording ends, the voice memo playback screen is
displayed. Follow the procedure in step 3 of “Playing
Voice Memos” (A 126) to play the voice memo.
Press the rotary multi selector J before or after recording
a voice memo to return to the playback menu. Press the
d button to exit the playback menu.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Playing Voice Memos
Images for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode.
1
Choose an image in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or
thumbnail playback mode (A 94)
and press the d button.
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Use the rotary multi selector to choose
E Voice memo and press the k button.
The voice memo playback screen is displayed.
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3
4
Playback menu
Protect
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
Press the k button to play the voice memo.
Press the k button again to stop playback.
Rotate the zoom control to g or f during playback to
adjust playback volume.
Press the rotary multi selector J before or after playing a
voice memo to return to the playback menu. Press the
d button to exit the playback menu.
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Deleting Voice Memos
Select an image with a voice memo and press the l
button. Rotate the rotary multi selector or press H or I
to choose Current image, and press the k button
(A 31). When the confirmation dialog is displayed, press
the rotary multi selector H or I to choose w and press
the k button. Only the voice memo will be deleted.
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Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Notes on Voice Memos
• When an image with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the image and its voice memo are deleted.
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for an image that already has a voice memo attached on it. The
current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.
• The COOLPIX S9100 is not able to record a voice memo for images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card)
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M h Copy
Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose a
destination option to which images are
copied and press the k button.
Copy
q: Copy images from internal memory to memory
card. This option is not available if an image that
is in a sequence group was selected before the
playback menu was displayed.
r: Copy images from memory card to internal memory.
Select a copy option and press the k button.
Selected images: Copy images selected from the image
selection screen (A 123). If a sequence for which only a
key picture is displayed is selected (A 92), all images in the
displayed sequence are copied.
Camera to card
Selec ted images
All images
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All images: Copy all images. If an image in a sequence is
selected, this option is not displayed.
Current sequence: This option is available only if an image that is in a sequence group
was selected before the playback menu was displayed. All images in the current
sequence are copied.
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Notes on Copying Images
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• JPEG-, MOV-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files saved in any other format cannot be
copied.
• If voice memos (A 125) are attached to images selected for copying, voice memos are copied
with the images.
• Operation is not guaranteed with images captured with another make of camera or that have
been modified on a computer.
• When copying images for which Print order (A 117) options are enabled, the print order
settings are not copied. However, when copying images for which Protect (A 122) is enabled,
the protect setting is copied.
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode (A 109).
• Even if images added to an album (A 101) are copied, the contents of the album will not be
copied.
• If Sequence display options (A 129) is set to Key picture only and an image in the sequence
is selected and the k button is pressed to display individual images (A 92), only
r (memory card to internal memory) image copy is available.
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Memory contains no images. Message
If there are no images saved on a memory card inserted in the camera when playback mode is
applied, the message Memory contains no images. will be displayed. Press the d button to
display the copy option screen, and copy the images saved in the camera’s internal memory to the
memory card.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
C Sequence Display Options
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Sequence display options
Choose the method used to display a series of images shot continuously
(sequence ➝ A 92) when viewing them in full-frame playback mode (A 89)
and in thumbnail playback mode (A 94).
Settings are applied to all sequences, and the setting is saved in the camera’s
memory even if the camera is turned off.
Individual pictures
Set all images in all sequences to be displayed individually.
Key picture only (default setting)
Set all sequences to be displayed using their key pictures only.
c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Choose key picture
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C Choose Key Picture
When Sequence display options is set to Key picture only, the key picture
displayed in full-frame playback mode (A 89) and thumbnail playback mode
(A 94) can be set for each sequence of images.
• When changing this setting, before pressing d, first select the desired
sequence using full-frame playback mode and thumbnail playback mode.
• When the key picture selection screen is displayed, select an image. See
“Selecting Images” (A 123) for more information.
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Editing Images
Editing Functions
Use the COOLPIX S9100 to edit images in-camera and save them as separate files
(A 199). The editing functions described below are available.
Editing Images
130
Editing function
Description
Quick retouch (A 132)
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation
have been enhanced.
D-Lighting (A 133)
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the image.
Skin softening (A 134)
Make facial skin tones softer.
Filter effects (A 135)
Filter effects (digital filter) can be used to apply a variety of
effects to images. Effect types include Soft, Selective color,
Cross screen, Fisheye, and Miniature effect.
Frame (A 137)
Create a copy of an image that is surrounded by a frame. 12
different frames are available.
Small picture (A 138)
Create a small copy of images suitable for use as e-mail
attachments.
Crop (A 139)
Crop a portion of the image. Use to zoom in on a subject or
arrange a composition.
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Notes on Image Editing
• Images captured at an Image mode setting of o 3968×2232 (A 47) cannot be edited. Still
images captured while recording high-definition or full high-definition movies also cannot be
edited (A 142).
• Images captured using easy panorama (A 73, 75) cannot be edited.
• The editing functions of the COOLPIX S9100 cannot be used for images captured with another
make or model of digital cameras.
• If no face is detected in an image, a copy cannot be created using the skin softening function
(A 134).
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 47) setting of N 1024×768 or O 640×480 cannot be
edited using Frame (A 137).
• Edited copies created with the COOLPIX S9100 may not be displayed properly on another make or
model of digital camera. It may also be impossible to transfer them to a computer using another
make or model of digital camera.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
• For sequences for which only a key picture is displayed (A 92), perform one of the following
operations before editing.
- Press k button to display individual images, and then select an image in the sequence
- Set Sequence display options (A 129) to Individual pictures so that each image is
displayed individually, and then select an image
Editing Functions
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Restrictions on Image Editing
When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following
restrictions.
Editing function used
Editing function to add
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Filter effects
The skin softening, small picture, frame, or crop function can be
added.
The quick retouch, D-Lighting, and filter effects functions cannot be
used together.
Skin softening
The quick retouch, D-Lighting, filter effects, frame, small picture, or
crop function can be added.
Frame
Small picture
Another editing function cannot be added.
Crop
Images with an image size of r (2272 × 1704) or higher can be
edited using the frame editing function.
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Editing Images
• Copies created with editing functions cannot be further edited with the same function used to
create them.
• When combining the frame or small picture function and another editing function, use the frame
or small picture function after other editing functions have been applied.
• When combining the crop function with any editing function other than frame, use the crop
function after other editing functions have been applied.
• Skin softening can also be applied to images captured with the skin softening function (A 67).
Original and Edited Images
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original images are deleted. The
original images are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are saved with the same shooting date and time as the original.
• Print order (A 117) and protect settings (A 122) do not remain effective in edited copies.
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Image Editing
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Quick retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and
saturation have been enhanced. Copies created with the quick retouch function
are saved as separate files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 94) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose
k Quick retouch and press the k button.
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Editing Images
3
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the degree of enhancement
performed and press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
Quick retouch
A new, edited copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
Normal
Amount
Copies created with the quick retouch function can be
identified by the s icon displayed in playback mode.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Image Editing
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
D-Lighting can be used to create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast,
brightening dark portions of an image. Enhanced copies are saved as separate
files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 94) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose I DLighting and press the k button.
The original version is displayed on the left and the edited
version is displayed on the right.
Choose OK and press the k button.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
Editing Images
3
Playback menu
D-Lighting
A new, edited copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose Cancel and
press the k button.
OK
Cancel
Copies created with the D-Lighting function can be
identified by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
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Image Editing
e Skin Softening: Softening Skin Tones
The camera detects faces in images and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
Copies created using the skin softening function are saved as separate files.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail playback
mode (A 94) and press the d button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose
e Skin softening and press the k button.
The screen for selecting the degree of softening is
displayed.
If no faces are detected in the image, an alert is displayed
and the camera returns to the playback menu.
3
Editing Images
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose the degree of softening and press the
k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
Sk in softening
The confirmation dialog is displayed with the face to
which skin softening was applied enlarged at the center
of the monitor.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
4
Amount
Check the preview of the copy.
Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest to
the center of the frame, are softened.
If more than one face was softened, press the rotary multi
selector J or K to display a different face.
Press the d button to adjust the degree of softening.
The monitor display returns to that shown in step 3.
When the k button is pressed, a new, edited copy is
created.
Copies created with the skin softening function can be
recognized by the E icon displayed in playback mode.
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Normal
Note on Skin Softening
Preview
Back
Save
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Depending upon the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the camera may
be unable to accurately recognize faces, or the skin softening function may not perform as expected.
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See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
Image Editing
p Filter Effects (Digital Filter)
Filter effects (digital filter) can be used to apply a variety of effects to images. The
following effects are available. Copies created with the filter effects function are
saved as separate files.
Type
Description
Soften the image by adding a slight blur around the outer edges of
the image.
Selective color
Keep one specified color in the image, and change the other colors
to black and white.
Cross screen
Produce star-like rays of light that radiate outward from bright
objects such as sunlight reflections or city lights. This effect is
suitable for night scenes.
Fisheye
Make an image look as if it were captured with a fisheye lens. This
effect is well-suited for images captured in macro mode.
Miniature effect
Make an image look like a miniature scene captured in macro mode.
This effect is well-suited for images captured from a high vantage
point with the main subject at the center of the image.
1
Choose an image in full-frame playback mode
(A 89) or thumbnail playback mode (A 94)
and press the d button.
Editing Images
Soft
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose p
Filter effects and press the k button.
The screen for selecting the desired filter effect is
displayed.
3
Press the rotary multi selector H or I to
choose an effect, and press the k button.
Change the setting and press the d button.
When Cross screen, Fisheye, or Miniature effect is
selected → step 5
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
Filter effects
Soft
Selective color
Cross screen
Fisheye
Miniature effect
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Image Editing
4
Adjust the effect.
Soft: Press H or I to choose the range of the effect and
press the k button.
Soft
Normal
Ex tent
Selective color: The slider is displayed. Rotate the rotary
multi selector or press H or I to select the color to be
retained, and press the k button.
Selec tive color
Slider
5
Editing Images
Confirm the effect, choose Save, and press
the k button.
Preview
A new, edited copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose Cancel and
press the k button.
Save
Cancel
Copies created using the filter effects function can be
identified by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Image Editing
S Frame (Adding Frames to Images)
A frame can be added to the outside of an image. There are four frames for
horizontal images, four frames for vertical images, and four frames that can be
used for both horizontal and vertical images. Copies created with this function are
saved as separate files. Copies are saved at an image size of M (2048 × 1536).
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 94) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose
S Frame and press the k button.
Playback menu
3
Press H or I to choose a frame and press the
k button.
Editing Images
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Frame
Print order
Slide show
The screen for selecting the desired frame is displayed.
Frame
A new image with the effect applied is created.
To exit without saving the copy, press the d button.
Selec t
B
Note on Frame
When a framed image is printed using borderless printing, the frame may not be printed in some
situations.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Image Editing
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size
Create a small copy of the current image. This feature is useful for creating copies
for display on Web pages or e-mail attachments. The l 640×480, m 320×240,
and n 160×120 sizes are available. Small copies are saved as separate files with a
compression ratio of 1:16.
1
Choose the desired image in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail
playback mode (A 94) and press the d
button.
The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose g
Small picture and press the k button.
Playback menu
Protect
Editing Images
Rotate image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Sequence display options
Choose key picture
3
4
Choose the desired copy size and press the k
button.
Small pic ture
640×480
320×240
160×120
Choose Yes and press the k button.
A new, small copy is created.
Create small pic ture file?
To exit without saving the copy, choose No and press the
k button.
The copy is displayed with a black frame.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
Yes
No
Image Editing
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when u is
displayed with playback zoom (A 97) enabled. Cropped copies are saved as
separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) to zoom in on the image.
To crop an image displayed in “tall” (portrait) orientation,
zoom in on the image until the black bars displayed on
the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped
image will be displayed in landscape orientation.
To crop the image in its current “tall” (portrait) orientation,
first use the Rotate image option (A 124) to rotate the image so that it is displayed in
landscape orientation. Next, enlarge the image for cropping, crop the image, and then
rotate the cropped image back to “tall” (portrait) orientation.
2
Refine copy composition.
3
Press the d button.
4
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Yes
and press the k button.
A cropped copy is created.
To exit without saving the copy, choose No and press the
k button.
C
Editing Images
Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to adjust the
zoom ratio.
Press the rotary multi selector H, I, J, or K to scroll the
image so that only the portion to be copied is visible in
the monitor.
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
Image Size
As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size (pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced.
When the image size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or 160 × 120, a black frame is displayed around
the image, and the small picture icon B or C is displayed in the left of the monitor in playback mode.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
High-definition movies with sound can be recorded.
• Each movie is limited to a file size of 4 GB and a movie length of 29 minutes, even
when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording (A 149).
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) for movies is narrower compared to
that of still images.
If Monitor settings (A 175) in the setup menu is set to Movie frame+auto info, the
area that will be visible in the movie can be confirmed before movie recording starts.
1
Turn on the camera and be sure that it is in
shooting mode.
Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode (A 45).
The icon for the selected movie option is displayed. The
default setting is d HD 1080pP (1920×1080)
(A 148).
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Movie option
2
Press the b (e movie-record) button
to start movie recording.
Movie recording begins after the monitor briefly
turns off.
Movie Recording and Playback
The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Focus areas are not displayed during recording.
When recording movies in HD or Full HD, monitor display
changes to an aspect ratio of 16:9 with movie recording
(the area indicated at right is recorded).
The approximate remaining movie length is displayed
during recording.
Recording stops automatically when the maximum movie
length has been recorded.
17m30s
If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while recording, one frame is saved as
a still image (A 142).
140
3
Press the b (e movie-record) button again to end recording.
B
Note on Saving Movies
After a movie has been recorded, it is not fully saved to the internal memory or memory card until
monitor display returns to the shooting display. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover before movies have been fully saved. Removing the memory card or the battery while a movie is
being saved may result in loss of the movie data or damage to the camera or to the memory card.
Recording Movies
B
Notes on Recording Movies
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (A 198). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower
Speed Class ratings are used.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. If the digital zoom is not
being used when movie recording begins, rotating and holding the zoom control at g zooms the
image using optical zoom and the zoom stops at the maximum optical zoom ratio. After letting go of
the zoom control, rotate the zoom control to g again to magnify the image using the digital zoom.
• When recording ends, digital zoom turns off.
• The sounds of zoom control operation, zoom, autofocus lens drive movement, and aperture
operation when brightness changes may be recorded.
• The following phenomena may be seen in the monitor while recording movies. These
phenomena are saved in the recorded movies.
- Banding may occur in images under fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor lighting
- Subjects that move quickly from one side of the frame to the other, such as a moving train or car,
may appear skewed
- The entire movie image may be skewed when the camera is panned.
- Lighting or other bright areas may leave residual images when the camera is moved
B
Notes on Autofocus
B
Camera Temperature
The camera may become warm when shooting movies for an extended period of time or when the
camera is used in a hot area; this is not a malfunction.
C
Functions Available with Movie Recording
• The creative slider, white balance (when using A (auto) mode, continuous shooting mode), or exposure
compensation settings are also applied when recording movies. The tone that results from using special
effects mode (A 85) or scene mode (A 64) is also applied to movies. When macro mode is enabled,
movies of subjects closer to the camera can be recorded. Confirm settings before starting movie recording.
• The self-timer (A 35) can be used. If the self-timer is set and the b (e movie-record) button is
pressed, the camera focuses and starts movie recording after ten or two seconds.
• The flash will not fire.
• Press the d button to select the D (movie) tab and adjust movie menu settings before starting
movie recording (A 146).
Movie Recording and Playback
• When A Single AF (default setting) is selected for Autofocus mode in movie menu, focus is
locked by pressing the b (e movie-record) button to start recording (A 150).
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A 29). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting) before starting
movie recording.
2. Frame another subject—positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended
subject—in the center of the frame, press the b (e movie-record) button to start recording,
and then modify the composition.
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Recording Movies
Capturing Still Images While Recording Movies
If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way
while recording a movie, one frame is saved as a still
image (except when Movie options (A 148) is set
to p iFrame 540 (960×540)). Movie recording
continues while the still image is being saved.
17m30s
• A still image can be saved when Q is displayed at
the top left of the monitor.
• Q is not displayed while saving still images. Another still image cannot be
saved until Q is displayed again.
• The image size of the saved still image depends on the Movie options
(A 148) settings. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
Movie options
Movie Recording and Playback
B
•
•
•
•
Size of still image
d HD 1080pP (1920×1080)/
eHD 1080p (1920×1080)
n (1920 × 1080)
f HD 720p (1280×720)
o (1280 × 720)
g VGA (640×480)
l (640 × 480)
Notes on Saving Still Images During Movie Recording
When the remaining movie length is less than 30 seconds, still images cannot be saved.
When recording an HS movie (A 143), still images cannot be saved.
The sound of the shutter-release button being pressed may be heard in the recorded movie.
If the camera moves when the shutter-release button is pressed, the image may be blurred.
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File Names of Saved Still Images
The file numbers assigned to captured still images ascend in order, starting with the file number of
the movie being recorded +1.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
Recording Movies
Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)
HS (high speed) movies can be recorded. The portions of the movie recorded
using HS movie can be played back in slow motion at 1/8 or 1/2 of normal
playback speed, or played back in fast motion at a speed two times faster than
normal speed. While recording movies, the camera can be switched from normal
speed movie recording to slow motion or fast motion movie recording.
• HS movies ➝ A 145
1
2
Display the movie menu (A 146), use the
rotary multi selector to choose Movie
options, and then press the k button.
Confirm or change HS movie settings, and
then press the k button.
Movie
Movie options
Open with HS footage
Autofocus mode
Electronic VR
Wind noise reduction
Movie options
3
Select Open with HS footage and press k to
choose whether the camera records normal
speed movies or HS movies (slow motion or
fast motion movies) when movie recording
starts.
Open with HS footage
On
Off
On (default setting): HS movies are recorded when
recording begins.
Off: Normal speed movies are recorded when recording begins. Press the k button to
switch to HS movie recording at the point where the camera should record for slow
motion or fast motion playback.
Movie Recording and Playback
HD 1080p (1920×1080)
HD 1080p (1920×1080)
HD 720p (1280×720)
iFrame 540 (960×540)
VGA (640×480)
HS 240 fps (320×240)
HS 120 fps (640×480)
Movie Options ➝ A 148
Press the d button after changing the settings and return to the shooting screen.
143
Recording Movies
4
Movie Recording and Playback
144
Press the b (e movie-record) button to start
recording.
HS movie options
Movie recording begins after the monitor briefly turns off.
The camera focuses at the center of the frame. Focus
areas are not displayed during recording.
When the Open with HS footage checkbox in the
movie menu is turned on, HS movies are recorded when
9s
recording begins.
When the Open with HS footage checkbox in the
When recording HS movies
movie menu is turned off, normal speed movies are
recorded when recording begins. Press the k button to
switch to HS movie recording at the point where the
camera should record for slow motion or fast motion
playback.
If the maximum movie length for HS movies (A 148) is
exceeded, or if the k button is pressed, the camera
16m30s
switches to normal speed movie recording. The camera
When recording normal
switches between normal speed movie recording and HS
speed movies
movie recording each time the k button is pressed.
When recording HS movies, the maximum movie length display changes and displays
the remaining movie length for HS movie recording.
The HS movie options that are displayed change depending on the type of movie being
recorded.
5
Press the b (e movie-record) button to end recording.
Recording Movies
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Notes on HS Movie
• Portions recorded for slow motion or fast motion playback are not recorded with sound.
• When recording HS movies, vibration reduction cannot be used. Zoom position, focus, exposure,
and white balance are locked when the b (e movie-record) button is pressed to start recording.
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HS Movie
Recorded movies are played back at about 30 frames per second, including portions recorded using
HS movie.
When Movie options (A 148) is set to HS 240 fps (320×240), HS 120 fps (640×480), or HS 60
fps (1280×720), movies that can be played back in slow motion can be recorded. When set to HS
15 fps (1920×1080), movies that can be played back in fast motion at a speed two times faster
than normal speed can be recorded.
Portions recorded at HS 240 fps (320 × 240):
High-speed capturing is possible for up to ten seconds. Portions captured at high speed are played
back in slow motion at a speed eight times slower than normal speed.
Recording
10 s
Playback
80 s
Slow motion playback
(no sound)
Recording
Playback
2 min
1 min
Fast motion playback
(no sound)
D
Movie Recording and Playback
Portions recorded at HS 15 fps (1920 × 1080):
A movie of up to two minutes in length is recorded when shooting for the purpose of high-speed
playback. Playback is two times faster.
Returning from HS Movie Setting to Normal Speed Movie Setting
In Movie options in the movie menu, select the normal speed movie type and press the k button
(A 140, 148).
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Recording Movies
Changing Movie Recording Settings
The following options can be adjusted from the movie menu.
A 148
Movie options
Select the desired movie option to record. The camera can record normal speed
movies and high speed (HS) movies, which can be played back in slow motion or fast
motion.
A 143, 150
Open with HS footage
When the camera is configured in the Movie options screen to record HS movies
(slow motion or fast motion movies), select whether the camera records normal
speed movies or HS movies when movie recording starts.
A 150
Autofocus mode
Select how the camera focuses during movie recording.
Electronic VR
When the camera is configured in the Movie options screen to record normal
speed movies, select whether the camera uses electronic vibration reduction.
A 151
Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Movie Recording and Playback
Displaying the Movie Menu
1
Press the d button in shooting
mode.
The menu is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in x (scene
auto selector), press the rotary multi
selector (A 11) J to display the tabs.
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
146
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Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Recording Movies
3
Press H or I to choose the D tab.
Movie
Movie options
Open with HS footage
Autofocus mode
Electronic VR
Wind noise reduction
4
Press K or the k button.
The movie menu items can be selected.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings
(A 11).
Movie
Movie options
Open with HS footage
Autofocus mode
Electronic VR
Wind noise reduction
To exit the movie menu, press the d button or J to
select a different tab.
Movie Recording and Playback
147
Recording Movies
Movie Options
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Movie options
Select the options for recording movies.
Larger image sizes and faster movie bitrates mean greater image quality and larger
movie file sizes.
• When recording normal speed movies, d HD 1080pP (1920×1080), e
HD 1080p (1920×1080), f HD 720p (1280×720), p iFrame 540
(960×540), and g VGA (640×480) are available.
• When recording HS movies, k HS 240 fps (320×240), h HS 120 fps
(640×480), i HS 60 fps (1280×720), and j HS 15 fps (1920×1080)
are available.
Type
Movie Recording and Playback
148
Description
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in Full HD. This
d HD 1080pP
option is suited to playback on a TV that supports Full HD.
(1920×1080)
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
(default setting)
• Movie bitrate: 14 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in Full HD. This
e HD 1080p
option is suited to playback on a TV that supports Full HD.
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
(1920×1080)
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in high definition.
f HD 720p
This option is suited to playback on a wide screen TV.
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
(1280×720)
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded. A format
supported by Apple Inc.
• Image size: 960 × 540 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 24 Mbps
p iFrame 540
• Still images cannot be saved during movie recording (A 142),
and movies cannot be edited (A 153).
(960×540)
• When recording movies to the internal memory, recording may
stop unexpectedly in some shooting conditions. When recording
movies of important events, recording to a memory card (class 6
or higher) is recommended.
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
g VGA (640×480) • Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
1/8-speed slow motion movies with a 4:3 aspect ratio are recorded.
k HS 240 fps
• Max. recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time: 80 seconds)
• Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
(320×240)
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
Recording Movies
Type
h HS 120 fps
(640×480)
i HS 60 fps
(1280×720)
j HS 15 fps
(1920×1080)
Description
1/4-speed slow motion movies with a 4:3 aspect ratio are recorded.
• Max. recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time: 40 seconds)
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
1/2-speed slow motion movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio are
recorded.
• Max. recording time*: 30 seconds (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
2× speed fast motion movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio are recorded.
• Max. recording time*: 2 minutes (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
* The maximum recording time shown here refers only to the portion of the movie that is
recorded in slow motion or fast motion.
• The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. Variable
bitrate (VBR) encoding is used to automatically adjust the bitrate depending on
the subject being recorded. When recording movies of subject with large
amounts of motion, the file size increases.
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second in any options.
Maximum Movie Length
Type
Internal memory (approx. 74 MB)
d HD 1080pP
(1920×1080) (default setting)
e HD 1080p (1920×1080)
f HD 720p (1280×720)
p iFrame 540 (960×540)
g VGA (640×480)
42 s
Memory card (4 GB)*
35 min
49 s
40 min
1 min 5 s
55 min
21 s
15 min
3 min 9 s
2 h 30min
Movie Recording and Playback
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All figures are approximate. The maximum movie length may vary by make of memory card.
* Each movie is limited to a file size of 4 GB and a movie length of 29 minutes, even when there is
sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. The maximum movie length that
can be recorded for a single movie is displayed during recording.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Recording Movies
Open with HS Footage
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Open with HS footage
Select whether the camera records normal speed movies or HS movies (slow
motion or fast motion movies) when movie recording starts.
Option
Description
On (default setting)
Record HS movies when movie recording begins.
Off
Record normal speed movies when movie recording begins.
Press the k button to switch to HS movie recording at the
point where the camera should record for slow motion or fast
motion playback.
Autofocus Mode
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Autofocus mode
Select the autofocus method used when recording normal speed movies.
Movie Recording and Playback
Option
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (e movie-record) button is
pressed to start recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera
and the subject will remain fairly consistent.
B Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously.
Select this option when the distance between the camera
and subject will change significantly during recording. The
sound of the camera focusing may be heard in the recorded
movie.
Use of Single AF is recommended to prevent the sound of
the camera focusing from interfering with recording.
C
Autofocus Mode During Movie Recording
When using the Fireworks show scene mode, the camera focuses at infinity.
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Recording Movies
Electronic VR
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Electronic VR
When the camera is configured in the Movie options screen to record normal
speed movies, select whether the camera uses electronic vibration reduction.
Option
w On (default setting)
k Off
Description
Reduces the effects of camera shake when recording movies.
Electronic vibration reduction is disabled.
When Electronic VR is set to On, R is displayed when movie recording starts
(A 6).
B
Note on Electronic Vibration Reduction
When recording HS movies, vibration reduction cannot be used.
Wind Noise Reduction
Select whether wind noise is reduced when recording normal speed movies.
Option
Y On
k Off
(default setting)
Description
Reduces the sound heard when wind passes over the microphone.
Use when recording movies in locations with strong winds. Other
sounds may become difficult to hear during playback.
Wind noise reduction is not enabled.
Movie Recording and Playback
Switch to shooting mode M d M D (Movie) (A 146) M Wind noise reduction
The wind noise reduction setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting
(A 6). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A 89), movies can be
identified by the Movie options icon (A 148). To
play a movie, display it in full-frame playback mode and
press the k button.
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Rotate the zoom control to g or f to adjust playback
volume.
Rotate the rotary multi selector to advance or rewind
the movie.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor. Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose a control. The operations described below are
available.
Pausing
5s
During
playback
Function
Icon
Rewind
A
Hold down the k button to rewind the movie.
Advance
B
Hold down the k button to advance the movie.
Movie Recording and Playback
Pause
End
E
G
Volume
indicator
Description
Press the k button to pause playback.
The following operations can be performed while playback is paused
using the controls displayed at the top in the monitor.
Press the k button to rewind the movie. Hold down the k
C button for continuous rewinding.*
Press the k button to advance the movie. Hold down the k
D
button for continuous advancing.*
F
Press the k button to resume playback.
I
Press the k button to cut unwanted portions of a movie so
that only the desired portions of a movie are saved (A 153).
Press the k button to return to full-frame playback mode.
* The movie can also be advanced or rewound by rotating the rotary multi selector.
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Playing Back Movies
The COOLPIX S9100 is not able to playback movies recorded with another make or model of digital camera.
Deleting Movies
Select a movie and press the l button in full-frame
playback mode (A 89) or thumbnail playback mode
(A 94). A confirmation dialog is displayed. See “Deleting
Unwanted Images” (A 31) for more information.
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Delete
Current image
Erase selec ted images
All images
Editing Movies
The desired portions of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file (except
movies recorded using p iFrame 540 (960×540) (A 148)).
1
2
Play back the desired movie and pause playback (A 152).
Press the rotary multi selector J or K to
choose the L control, and then press the k
button.
The movie edit screen is displayed.
1 m 3100ss
3
Press H or I to choose the M control
(choose start point).
Choose star t point
When editing begins, the frame where playback was
paused is the start point.
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to move
the start point to the beginning of the desired portion of
the movie.
4m30s
To cancel editing, press H or I to choose O (return), and press the k button.
Press H or I to choose N (choose end
point).
Choose end point
Rotate the rotary multi selector or press J or K to move
the end point on the right edge to the end of the desired
portion of the movie.
3m00s
Select c (preview) and press the k button to play back
the specified portion of the movie that will be saved.
While the preview is playing, rotate the zoom control to g/f to adjust the volume.
Rotate the rotary multi selector to advance or rewind the movie. While the preview is
playing back, press the k button again to stop playback.
5
Movie Recording and Playback
4
When the settings are finished, press H or I to choose m Save and
press the k button.
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Editing Movies
6
Choose Yes and press the k button.
The edited movie is saved.
Save OK?
To exit without saving, select No.
Yes
No
Movie Recording and Playback
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Notes on Movie Editing
• A movie that was created by editing cannot be trimmed again. To trim another area of the movie,
select and edit the original movie.
• Movies are trimmed in one-second intervals, therefore the actual trimmed portion of the movie
may differ slightly from the selected start and end points. Movies cannot be trimmed so that they
are less than 2 seconds long.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to save the edited copies.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television to play images or movies back on the
television. If your TV is equipped with an HDMI jack, a commercially available HDMI
cable can be used to connect the camera to the TV for high-definition display.
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
When using the supplied audio/video cable
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack and the white and red plugs to the audio-in
jacks on the TV.
Yellow
White
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1
Red
When using a commercially available HDMI cable
Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
to HDMI jack
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3
Tune the television to the video channel.
See the documentation provided with your television for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the
camera.
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The camera enters playback mode and images are
displayed on the television.
While connected to the TV, the camera monitor will
remain off.
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Notes on Connecting the HDMI Cable
• HDMI cable is not provided. Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the camera to a
high-definition TV. The output terminal on this camera is an HDMI mini connector (type C). When
purchasing an HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is an HDMI mini connector.
• Image mode (A 47) settings of M 2048×1536 or higher and Movie options (A 148) settings
of HD 720p (1280×720) or higher are recommended for images or movies that will be played
back on a TV via HDMI connection.
B
Notes on Connecting the Cable
• When connecting the cable, be sure that the camera connector is properly oriented. Do not use
force when connecting the cable to the camera. When disconnecting the cable, do not pull the
connector at an angle.
• Do not connect cables to the HDMI mini connector (Type C) and to the USB/audio/video output
connector simultaneously.
B
If the Images Are Not Displayed on the Television
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting in the Set up menu (A 169) ➝ TV settings (A 186)
conforms to the standard used by your television.
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Using a TV Remote Control (HDMI Device Control)
The remote control of an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV can be used to control playback.
It can be used instead of the camera's rotary multi selector and zoom control to select images, start
and pause movie playback, scroll playback of images captured using easy panorama, and switch
between full-screen playback mode and 4-image thumbnail display.
• Set the HDMI device control setting (A 186) of TV settings to On (default setting) and then
connect the camera and TV using an HDMI cable.
• Aim the remote control at the TV when operating it.
• Refer to the TV’s operating instructions for information about the TV’s HDMI-CEC compatibility.
Connecting to a Computer
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to a computer and copy
(transfer) images to the computer.
Before Connecting the Camera
Install the Software
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate,
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service
Pack 2), or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.5)
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Use the supplied ViewNX 2 CD and install the following software on the computer.
For more information on installing the software, refer to the Quick Start Guide.
• ViewNX 2: Use the image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” to save images that
were captured with the camera on the computer. Saved images can be viewed
and printed. Image and movie editing features are also supported.
• Panorama Maker 5: This software can join a series of images to create a single
panorama image.
For information on the requirements for playing back high-definition movies, refer
to “System Requirements” in the ViewNX 2 help information (A 161).
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
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Note on Computer Connection
Disconnect other USB devices such as commercial USB chargers from the computer. Simultaneous
connection of the camera and other USB devices to the computer could result in operation
malfunction or excessive supply of power to the camera, causing damage to the camera or memory
card. Refer to the documentation supplied with other USB devices for more information.
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Notes on Power Source
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
• When connecting the camera to a computer, use a battery with a sufficient amount of charge
remaining to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.
• When the camera is connected to a computer via the supplied USB cable with Auto (default
setting) selected for the Charge by computer option in the setup menu, the battery inserted into
the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer (A 162, 187).
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (A 197) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S9100 can be powered
from an electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as they may cause the
camera to overheat or malfunction.
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer
1
2
3
Start the computer to which ViewNX 2 was installed.
Be sure that the camera is off.
Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
The camera is automatically turned on and the power-on
lamp will light. The camera monitor will remain off.
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Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
Connecting to a Computer
4
Start the ViewNX 2 image transfer feature “Nikon Transfer 2” installed
on the computer.
• Windows Vista
When the AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click Import File using Nikon Transfer 2.
• Windows XP
When the action selection dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 Import File,
and click OK.
• Mac OS X
Nikon Transfer 2 will start automatically when the camera is connected to the
computer if Yes was selected in the Auto-Launch setting dialog when ViewNX 2
was first installed.
• See “Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually” (A 161) for more information.
• If charge for the battery inserted into the camera is low, the computer may not
recognize the camera. If the camera is not recognized, images will not be transferred.
When battery charging starts automatically using power supplied by the computer,
wait until battery charge has reached a sufficient level to begin transfer.
• If there are a large number of images on the memory card, it may take some time for
Nikon Transfer 2 to start.
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• Windows 7
When the Devices and Printers K S9100 screen is displayed, click Change
program under Import pictures and videos. Select Import File using Nikon
Transfer 2 in the Change program dialog and click OK.
Double-click Import File on the Devices and Printers K S9100 screen.
Confirm that the source device is displayed in the transfer options
Source panel and click Start Transfer.
Source device
Start Transfer
button
Any images that have not been transferred to the computer will be transferred (default
setting of ViewNX 2).
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When transfer is complete, the ViewNX 2 screen is displayed (ViewNX 2 default setting)
and transferred images are displayed.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
For more information on using ViewNX 2, refer to the ViewNX 2 help information
(A 161).
Disconnecting the Camera
Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the camera from the computer during
transfer.
When transfer is complete, turn off the camera and disconnect the USB cable.
The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the
computer for 30 minutes while the camera is connected via the USB cable.
B
160
Charging the Battery
The charge lamp slowly blinks green while the battery inserted into the camera is charging (A 162).
Connecting to a Computer
C
Transferring Images Using a Computer’s Card Slot or a Commerciallyavailable Card Reader
D
Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
Windows
Choose Start menu > All Programs > ViewNX 2 > ViewNX 2.
Double-clicking the ViewNX 2 shortcut icon on the desktop will also start ViewNX 2.
Mac OS X
Open the Applications folder, open the Nikon Software > ViewNX 2 folders in that order, and
then double-click the ViewNX 2 icon. Clicking the ViewNX 2 icon on the Dock will also start
ViewNX 2.
D
Starting Nikon Transfer 2 Manually
To start Nikon Transfer 2, first start ViewNX 2, and then click the Transfer icon at the top of the
screen or select Launch Transfer from the File menu.
D
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When the memory card is inserted into a computer’s card slot or into a commercially-available card
reader, the images can be transferred using “Nikon Transfer 2”, the image transfer feature of ViewNX 2.
• Make sure that the memory card being used is supported by the card reader or other card reading
device.
• To transfer images, insert the memory card into the card reader or card slot and follow the
procedure from step 4 (A 159).
• To transfer images saved in the camera’s internal memory, the images must first be copied to a
memory card using the camera (A 127).
For More Information on Using ViewNX 2 and Nikon Transfer 2
For more information on ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2, start ViewNX 2 or Nikon Transfer 2 and select
ViewNX 2 Help from the Help menu.
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Panorama Creation with Panorama Maker 5
• Use a series of images captured in Panorama assist scene mode (A 78) to create a single
panorama photo with Panorama Maker 5.
• Panorama Maker 5 can be installed on a computer using the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
• After installation is complete, follow the procedure described below to start Panorama Maker 5.
Windows
Choose Start menu>All Programs>ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5>Panorama Maker 5.
Mac OS X
Open Applications and double-click the Panorama Maker 5 icon.
• For more information on using Panorama Maker 5, refer to the on-screen instructions and help
information contained in Panorama Maker 5.
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Image File Names and Folder Names
See “File and Folder Names” (A 199) for more information.
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Charging While Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
When the Charge by computer option (A 187) in the camera’s setup menu is
set to Auto (default setting), if the camera is connected to a computer using the
USB cable, the battery inserted into the camera can be automatically charged
depending on the ability of the computer to supply power.
See “Before Connecting the Camera” (A 157) and “Transferring Images from a
Camera to a Computer” (A 158) for more information on connecting the camera
to a computer.
Charge Lamp
The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to
a computer.
Charge lamp
Blinks slowly
(green)
Off
Flickers (green)
B
162
Description
Battery charging.
Battery not charging. If the charge lamp changes from slow blinking
(green) to off while the power-on lamp is lit, charging is complete.
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the battery
indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F).
• A USB cable is not correctly connected or the battery is faulty.
Reconnect the USB cable correctly or replace the battery.
• Computer is in sleep mode and does not supply power. Reboot the computer.
• The battery cannot be charged as computer’s specifications or
settings does not support power supply to the camera.
Notes on Charging with Connection to a Computer
• The battery cannot be charged, nor can data be transferred, when the camera is connected to a
computer before the camera’s display language and date and time have been set (A 20). If the
camera’s clock battery (A 173) has been exhausted, the date and time must be reset before the battery
can be charged or images can be transferred with connection to a computer. In this case, use the
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P (A 16) to charge the battery and then set the camera’s date and time.
• If the camera is turned off, charging will also stop.
• If a computer enters sleep mode while charging, charging will stop and the camera may be turned off.
• When disconnecting the camera from a computer, turn the camera off and then disconnect the
USB cable.
• It may take longer to charge the battery with connection to a computer than with charging using
the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P. Charging time increases when images are transferred while the
battery is charging.
• When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as
Nikon Transfer 2, may start. If the camera was connected to the computer for the sole purpose of
charging the battery, exit the application.
• The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for 30 minutes
after the battery has finished charging.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and power supply and allocation, it may be
impossible to charge the battery inserted into the camera via computer connection.
Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A 215) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print images without using a computer.
Follow the procedures below to print images.
Take pictures
Connect to the printer (A 164)
Print images one at a
time (A 165)
Print multiple images (A 166)
When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable
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Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Select images for printing and
number of copies using
Print order option (A 117)
Notes on Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S9100 can be powered from an
electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapters as they may cause the
camera to heat up or malfunction.
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Printing Images
In addition to printing images 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
images saved on the memory card:
• Inserting a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Taking a memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the images and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print order option in the playback menu (A 117).
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the supplied USB cable.
Be sure that connectors are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert connectors at an
angle, and do not use force when connecting or disconnecting the USB cable.
4
The camera is automatically turned on.
When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen
(1) will be displayed in the camera monitor, followed by
the Print selection screen (2).
1
2
Print selec tion
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2011
NO. 32
32
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If the PictBridge Startup Screen Is Not Displayed
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Set the Charge by computer option (A 187)
in the camera’s setup menu to Off and reconnect the cable.
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Images One at a Time
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 164), follow the
procedures described below to print an image.
1
Print selec tion
15/05
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Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to display 12
thumbnails, and g (i) to switch back to full-frame
playback.
2
Choose Copies and press the k button.
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32
Pic tBridge
0 0 0 prints
Star t print
Copies
Paper size
3
Choose the desired number of copies (up to
nine) and press the k button.
Copies
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Use the rotary multi selector to choose the
desired image and press the k button.
4
4
Choose Paper size and press the k button.
Pic tBridge
0 0 4 prints
Star t print
Copies
Paper size
5
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using settings on the printer, choose
Default in the paper size option.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
Postcard
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
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6
Choose Start print and press the k button.
Pic tBridge
0 0 4 prints
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Star t print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the screen shown in step 1
when printing is complete.
Printing
002 / 004
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
Printing Multiple Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (A 164), follow the
procedures described below to print multiple images.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
The Print menu screen is displayed.
2
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Paper
size and press the k button.
To exit the print menu, press the d button.
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Print menu
Print selec tion
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Connecting to a Printer
3
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
To specify paper size using settings on the printer, choose
Default in the paper size option.
Choose Print selection, Print all images, or
DPOF printing and press the k button.
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
Postcard
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Print menu
Print selec tion
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
Choose images (up to 99) and the number of
10
Print selec tion
copies (up to nine) of each.
• Rotate the rotary multi selector, or press J or
1
1
3
K to select images, and press H or I to
specify the number of copies to be printed.
• Images selected for printing can be identified
by the check mark (y) and the numeral
Back
indicating the number of copies to be
printed. If no copies have been specified for
images, the selection is canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback or f
(h) to display 12 thumbnails.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• When the screen shown on the right is
Print selec tion
displayed, choose Start print and press the
k button to start printing.
0 1 0 prints
Choose Cancel and press the k button to
return to the print menu.
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4
Paper size
Star t print
Cancel
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Connecting to a Printer
Print all images
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
One copy each of all images saved in the
internal memory, or on the memory card, is
printed.
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, choose Start print and press the
k button to start print. Choose Cancel and
press the k button to return to the print
menu.
Print all images
0 1 2 prints
Star t print
Cancel
DPOF printing
Print images for which a print order was created
using the Print order option (A 117).
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, choose Start print and press the
k button to start printing. Choose Cancel
and press the k button to return to the print
menu.
• To view the current print order, choose View
images and press the k button. To print
images, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
0 1 0 prints
Star t print
View images
Cancel
10
View images
Back
5
Printing begins.
Monitor display returns to the screen shown in step 2
when printing is complete.
To cancel printing before all copies have been printed,
press the k button.
Printing
002 / 010
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the printer
connected to the camera), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4.
Only sizes supported by the printer will be displayed.
Basic Camera Setup
Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
Welcome screen
A 171
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned on.
Time zone and date
A 172
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Monitor settings
A 175
Adjust photo information display, image review, and monitor brightness settings.
Print date
A 177
Imprint shooting date and time on images.
Vibration reduction
A 178
Choose whether or not vibration reduction is enabled.
Motion detection
A 180
Enable or disable motion detection, which reduces the effects of subject movement
and camera shake in still images.
AF assist
A 181
Digital zoom
A 182
Enable or disable digital zoom.
Sound settings
A 183
Adjust sound settings.
Auto off
Basic Camera Setup
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator.
A 184
Set the amount of time that passes before the monitor turns off to save power.
Format memory/Format card
A 185
Format internal memory or memory card.
Language
A 186
Choose the language used for camera monitor display.
TV settings
A 186
Adjust settings necessary for connection to television.
Charge by computer
A 187
Choose whether or not to charge the camera battery when connecting to a
computer via the USB cable.
Blink warning
A 188
Specify whether or not the camera detects human faces that have blinked with
shooting using face detection.
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Setup Menu
A 190
Reset all
Restore camera settings to default values.
A 193
Firmware version
Display camera firmware version.
Displaying the Setup Menu
1
Press the d button.
The menu is displayed.
If the d button was pressed in x (scene
auto selector), press the rotary multi
selector (A 11) J to display the tabs.
2
Press the rotary multi selector J.
Tab selection is activated.
Basic Camera Setup
3
Press H or I to choose the z tab.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Metering
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduc tion
Motion detec tion
AF assist
4
Press K or the k button.
The setup menu items can be selected.
Use the rotary multi selector to choose and apply settings
(A 11).
To exit the setup menu, press the d button or J to
select a different tab.
170
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduc tion
Motion detec tion
AF assist
Setup Menu
Welcome Screen
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Welcome screen
Choose whether or not a welcome screen is displayed when the camera is turned
on.
None (default setting)
The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying the welcome
screen.
COOLPIX
The camera displays a welcome screen and enters shooting or playback mode.
Select an image
Basic Camera Setup
Displays an image selected for the welcome screen. When the image selection
screen is displayed, select an image (A 123) and press the k button.
• As the selected image is saved by the camera, it will be displayed when the
camera is turned on even if the original image is deleted.
• Images captured at an Image mode (A 47) setting of o 3968×2232, images
captured using easy panorama, copies created at a size of 320 × 240 or smaller
using the small picture (A 138) or crop (A 139) function, and still images saved
while recording high-definition or Full HD movies (A 142) cannot be selected.
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Setup Menu
Time Zone and Date
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
Date and time
Set camera clock to current date and time.
Use the rotary multi selector to set the date and time
in the date screen.
• Select an item: Press K or J (changes between D,
M, Y, hour, minute.
• Edit the highlighted item: Rotate the rotary multi
selector or press H or I.
• Apply the setting: Select the minute setting and
press the k button.
Date and time
D
M
Y
01
01
2011
00
00
Edit
Date format
The available date formats are Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, and Day/
Month/Year.
Basic Camera Setup
Time zone
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving time is enabled or
disabled. When the travel destination (x) is selected, local time (A 174) is
automatically calculated and images are saved with the shooting date and time of
the selected region. This can be useful when travelling.
Selecting Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the rotary multi selector to choose Time
zone and press the k button.
The Time zone screen is displayed.
Time zone and date
15/05/2011 15:30
London, Casablanca
Date and time
Date format
Time zone
2
Choose x Travel destination and press the
k button.
The date and time displayed in the monitor changes
according to the region currently selected.
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Time zone
15/05/2011 02:30
E DT: N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o, L i m a
Home time zone
Travel destination
D/M/Y
Setup Menu
3
Press K.
The travel destination screen is displayed.
Time zone
15/05/2011 02:30
E DT: N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o, L i m a
Home time zone
Travel destination
4
Press J or K to choose the travel destination
time zone.
If daylight saving time is in effect, press H to enable
daylight saving time function. W is displayed at the top
of the monitor and the camera clock is advanced one
hour. Press I to disable the daylight saving time
function.
Press the k button to apply the travel destination time
zone.
B
–5:00
Back
Time zone
15/05/2011 02:30
E DT: N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o, L i m a
Home time zone
Travel destination
Basic Camera Setup
While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z
icon will be displayed in the monitor when the camera is
in shooting mode.
10:30
E DT:
N e w Yo r k
To r o n t o
Lima
Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by the clock battery. The clock battery charges when the main battery
is inserted or an AC adapter is connected, and can provide several days of backup power after about
ten hours of charging.
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w Home Time Zone
• To switch to the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2 and press the k button.
• To change the home time zone, choose w Home time zone in step 2, and complete steps 3 and
4.
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Daylight Saving Time
When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn the daylight saving time function on or off from the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
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Imprinting Date on Images
Enable print date from the Print date option (A 177) in the setup menu after the date and time
have been set. When the Print date option is enabled, images will be saved with shooting date
imprinted on them.
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Setup Menu
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Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time zones not listed below, set the camera clock to local time from the Date and time option.
UTC +/–
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Location
UTC +/–
Location
–11
Midway, Samoa
+1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
–10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Athens, Helsinki, Ankara
–9
Alaska, Anchorage
+3
Moscow, Nairobi, Riyadh,
Kuwait, Manama
–8
PST (PDT): Los Angeles,
Seattle, Vancouver
+4
Abu Dhabi, Dubai
–7
MST (MDT): Denver, Phoenix
+5
Islamabad, Karachi
–6
CST (CDT): Chicago, Houston,
Mexico City
+5.5
–5
EST (EDT): New York, Toronto,
Lima
+6
Colombo, Dhaka
–4.5
Caracas
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
–4
Manaus
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong,
Singapore
–3
Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo
+9
Tokyo, Seoul
–2
Fernando de Noronha
+10
Sydney, Guam
–1
Azores
+11
New Caledonia
±0
London, Casablanca
+12
Auckland, Fiji
New Delhi
Setup Menu
Monitor Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Monitor settings
Set the options below.
Photo info
Choose information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback
mode. ➝ (A 176)
Image review
On (default setting): The captured image is displayed immediately after
shooting, and then the camera returns to the shooting
screen.
Off: The captured image is not displayed after shooting.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
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Photo Info
Select whether or not the photo information is displayed in the monitor.
See “The Monitor” (A 6) for information on indicators displayed in the monitor.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Show info
4/
25
4
The same information as in Show info is displayed. If no operations are
Auto info
performed after a few seconds, the display will be the same as Hide info.
(default setting)
The information is displayed again when an operation is performed.
Hide info
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Framing
grid+auto info
25
In addition to information shown
with Auto info above, a framing
grid is displayed to help frame
pictures. It is not displayed when
recording movies.
4/
4
The same information as in Auto
info is displayed.
The same information as in Auto
info is displayed.
25
176
In addition to information shown
with Auto info above, a frame is
Movie
displayed before recording begins
frame+auto info that represents the area that will
be captured when recording
movies.
Depending on the combination of
the Image mode setting for still
images and the Movie options
setting for movies, the size of the
movie frame may vary greatly.
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Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the
images with shooting, allowing the information to be
printed even from printers that do not support date
printing (A 120).
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f
Date
Date is imprinted on images.
S
Date and time
Date and time are imprinted on images.
k Off (default setting)
The icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor during shooting (A 6).
However, when Off is selected, no icon is displayed.
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Notes on Print Date
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Date and time are not imprinted on images.
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time
cannot be imprinted on images after they have been captured.
• The date cannot be imprinted in the following situations:
- When using the j (night landscape) (when Hand-held is selected), S (night portrait) (when
Hand-held is selected), R (backlighting) (when HDR is set to On), Sports, Museum,
Panorama, or Pet portrait (when Continuous is selected) scene mode
- When using continuous shooting mode (except multi-shot 16)
- When shooting movies
- When the image is a still image saved during movie recording
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (A 47) of O 640×480 may be difficult to read.
Choose an Image mode setting of N 1024×768 or higher when using print date.
• The date is saved using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date option
(A 20, 172).
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Print Date and Print Order
When printing from DPOF-compatible printers that support the printing of shooting date and
shooting information, the date and information can be printed without imprinting this information
on them using settings in the Print order option (A 117).
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Vibration Reduction
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Vibration reduction
Choose a vibration reduction option for shooting still images.
Vibration reduction effectively reduces blur, caused by slight hand movement
known as camera shake, which commonly occurs when shooting with the camera
zoomed in or at slow shutter speeds.
Set Vibration reduction to Off when shooting still images while using a tripod
to stabilize the camera.
V
On (hybrid)
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The effects of camera shake are corrected optically using an image sensor shift
method, and electronic vibration reduction is also used in the following situations to
process images:
• When the flash does not fire
• When the shutter speed is slower than 1/60 seconds
• When Self-timer is disabled
• When ISO sensitivity is 200 or lower
g
On (default setting)
An image sensor shift method is used to reduce the effects of camera shake when
capturing still images.
Camera automatically detects the panning direction and only corrects for vibration
due to camera shake. When the camera is panned, for example, vibration reduction
reduces only vertical shake. If the camera is tilted, vibration reduction affects only
horizontal shake.
k Off
Vibration reduction is not enabled.
The current vibration reduction setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor
with shooting (A 6, 25, 140). When Off is selected, no icon is displayed.
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Vibration Reduction for Movies
Vibration reduction for movie recording can be set with Electronic VR (A 151) in the movie menu
(A 146).
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Notes on Vibration Reduction
• Vibration reduction may take a few seconds to activate after the power is turned on, or the camera
enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the image of the monitor stabilizes before
shooting.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may be displayed blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
• When the Night landscape or Night portrait scene modes are set to Tripod, vibration
reduction is turned off.
• When recording HS movies, vibration reduction cannot be used.
• When On (hybrid) is selected, electronic vibration reduction may not be able to correct the
image if vibrations are very small or very large.
• When On (hybrid) is selected, electronic vibration reduction is disabled if shutter speed is fast or
very slow.
• When electronic vibration reduction is operating while On (hybrid) is selected, the shutter is
released twice for each shot and then the image is corrected, therefore more time is needed to
save images. The Shutter sound (A 183) is heard only once. One image is saved.
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Setup Menu
Motion Detection
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera
shake when shooting still images.
U
Auto (default setting)
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When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the ISO sensitivity
and shutter speed are automatically increased to reduce blurring.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the flash mode is set to fill-flash
• In A (auto) mode, when ISO sensitivity (A 52) is set to any setting other than
Auto
• In the following scene modes:
- j (night landscape) (A 64)
- S (night portrait) (A 65)
- R (backlighting) (A 66)
- Sports (A 68), Dusk/dawn (A 70), Museum (A 72), Fireworks show
(A 72), Panorama (when Easy panorama is selected) (A 73), Pet portrait
(A 74)
• AF area mode is in subject tracking (A 58)
• In continuous shooting mode (A 80)
k Off
Motion detection is not enabled.
The current motion detection setting can be confirmed in the camera monitor
with shooting (A 6, 25). The motion detection icon turns green when the camera
detects camera shake and increases shutter speed. When Off is selected, no icon is
displayed.
B
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Notes on Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of subject movement and
camera shake in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The images captured using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
Setup Menu
AF Assist
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator, which assists autofocus operation when the
subject is dimly lit.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illuminator will be used to assist the focus operation when the subject is
dimly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 5.0 m (16 ft.) at the maximum wideangle position and about 4.0 m (13 ft.) at the maximum telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes or focus areas even when Auto is selected, AFassist illuminator may not light.
Off
AF-assist illuminator does not light. The camera may be unable to focus under dim
lighting.
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Setup Menu
Digital Zoom
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
o On (default setting)
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating the
zoom control to g (i) triggers digital zoom (A 27).
Z Crop
The zoom magnification is limited to the zoom position where V is displayed
(except when recording movies). The zoom magnification is limited to the range in
which the digital zoom does not cause deterioration in the quality of still images.
The digital zoom is not available when the image size is H 4000×3000P,
I 4000×3000, or o 3968×2232.
When recording movies, the camera performs the same as when On is selected.
k Off
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Digital zoom will not be activated.
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Notes on Digital Zoom
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When using the scene auto selector, j (night landscape), S (night portrait), R (backlighting)
(when HDR is set to On), Portrait, Panorama (when Easy panorama is selected), and Pet
portrait scene modes
- When AF area mode is set to subject tracking
- When continuous shooting mode is set to Multi-shot 16
- When using a (smile timer)
• While digital zoom is in effect, metering is automatically set to center-weighted metering or spot
metering (the area in the center of the monitor is metered).
• If the b (e movie-record) button is pressed while shooting still images at the crop zoom
position, a movie is also recorded with the digital zoom at the zoom position used when shooting
still images.
Setup Menu
Sound Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Button sound
Select On (default setting) or Off. When On is selected, a beep will sound once
when operations are completed successfully, twice when the camera acquires focus
on the subject, and three times when an error is detected. Start-up sound will also
play when the camera is turned on.
Shutter sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
However, when shooting with continuous shooting mode or when a still image is
saved while recording a movie, the shutter sound is not heard even when set to On.
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Note on Sound Settings
Button sounds and the shutter sound are not heard when using the Pet portrait scene mode.
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Setup Menu
Auto Off
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Auto off
If no operations are performed for a specified amount of time, the monitor turns
off and the camera enters standby mode (A 19).
Choose the time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode from
30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, and 30 min.
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When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
• When the camera is in standby mode, the power-on lamp blinks.
• If no operations are performed for another three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.
• When the power-on lamp is blinking, the following operations will turn the monitor back on.
- Pressing the power switch, shutter-release button, c button, or b (e movie-record) button.
- Rotating the mode dial.
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Auto Off
The time allowed to elapse before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• While menus are displayed: 3 minutes
• During slide show playback: up to 30 minutes
• When the AC Adapter EH-62F is connected: 30 minutes
Setup Menu
Format Memory/Format Card
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Format memory/Format card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all
data. Data that has been deleted cannot be restored. Be sure to transfer
important images to a computer before formatting.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera.
The Format memory option is displayed in the setup
menu.
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option is displayed in the setup menu.
Format card
All images will
be deleted! OK?
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Formatting a Memory Card
Format
No
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Notes on Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Album icon settings (A 106) are reset to their default settings (number icons) when the internal
memory or memory card is formatted.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• Be sure to use this camera to format memory cards previously used in other devices the first time
they are inserted into the COOLPIX S9100.
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Setup Menu
Language
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Language
Choose one of 26 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
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Czech
Danish
German
(default setting)
Spanish
Greek
French
Indonesian
Italian
Hungarian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Romanian
Finnish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Thai
TV Settings
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M TV settings
Adjust settings for connection to a television.
Video mode
Choose from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Choose an image resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting), 480p, 720p,
or 1080i. When Auto is selected, the option best suited to the high-definition TV to
which the camera is connected is automatically selected from 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
HDMI device control
Select whether or not the camera can receive signals from a TV that supports the
HDMI-CEC standard when is connected to the TV via HDMI. When On (default
setting) is selected, the TV’s remote control can be used to control the camera
during playback. → “Using a TV Remote Control (HDMI Device Control))” (A 156)
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HDMI and HDMI-CEC
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a multimedia interface. HDMI-CEC (HDMI-Consumer
Electronics Control) allows compatible devices to inter-operate.
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Charge by Computer
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Charge by computer
Choose whether or not the battery inserted into the camera is charged when the
camera is connected to a computer via the USB cable (A 162).
Auto (default setting)
When the camera is connected to a computer that is running, the battery inserted
into the camera is automatically charged using power supplied by the computer.
Off
The battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is connected
to a computer.
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Notes on Connecting the Camera to a Printer
• The battery cannot be charged with connection to a printer, even if the printer complies with the
PictBridge standard.
• When Auto is selected for Charge by computer, it may be impossible to print images with direct
connection of the camera to some printers. If the PictBridge startup screen is not displayed in the
monitor after the camera is connected to a printer and turned on, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer to Off and reconnect the camera to the
printer.
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Setup Menu
Blink Warning
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Blink warning
Specify whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked
using face detection (A 56) when shooting in the following modes.
• A (auto) mode (when Face priority (A 53) is selected for AF area mode
option).
• In the following scene modes:
- Scene auto selector (A 62)
- S (night portrait) (A 65)
- Portrait (A 67)
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When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked in an
image captured using face detection, the Did someone blink? screen is displayed
in the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed by a
yellow border. Should this occur, check the image and determine whether or not
another image should be captured.
See “Operating the Blink Warning Screen” (A 189) for more information.
Off (default setting)
Blink warning is not enabled.
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Note on Blink Warning
Blink warning does not function when using continuous shooting mode or smile timer (A 37).
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Operating the Blink Warning Screen
When the Did someone blink? screen shown on the
right is displayed in the monitor, the operations
described below are available.
If no operations are performed within a few seconds,
the camera automatically returns to shooting mode.
Did someone blink?
Exit
Function
Control
Enlarge the detected
face that blinked
g (i)
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
f (h)
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
If the camera detects that more than one human
subject blinked, press J or K to switch the
display to another face.
Select the face to be
displayed
l
Press the l button.
k
Switch to shooting
mode
Press the k button or shutter-release button.
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Reset All
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default
values.
Basic Shooting Functions
Option
Default value
Flash mode (A 32)
Auto
Self-timer (A 35)
Off
Macro mode (A 39)
Off
Creative slider adjustment (A 41)
Off
Exposure compensation (A 43, 44)
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Option
Default value
Image mode (A 47)
I 4000×3000
White balance (A 49)
Auto
Metering (A 51)
Matrix
ISO sensitivity (A 52)
Auto
AF area mode (A 53)
Face priority
Autofocus mode (A 60)
Single AF
Scene Mode
Option
190
Default value
Scene menu (A 61)
Portrait
Hue adjustment in Food mode (A 71)
Center
Panorama (A 73)
Easy panorama (Normal (180°))
Pet portrait (A 74)
Continuous
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Night landscape Menu
Option
Night landscape (A 64)
Default value
Hand-held
Night Portrait Menu
Option
Night portrait (A 65)
Default value
Tripod
Backlighting Menu
Option
HDR (A 66)
Default value
Off
Continuous Shooting Menu
Option
Continuous (A 82)
Default value
Continuous H
Option
Special effects (A 85)
Default value
Soft
Movie Menu
Option
Default value
Movie options (A 148)
HD 1080pP (1920×1080)
Open with HS footage (A 143)
On
Autofocus mode (A 150)
Single AF
Electronic VR (A 151)
On
Wind noise reduction (A 151)
Off
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Special Effects Menu
Setup Menu
Option
Default value
Welcome screen (A 171)
None
Photo info (A 175)
Auto info
Image review (A 175)
On
Brightness (A 175)
3
Print date (A 177)
Off
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Option
Default value
Vibration reduction (A 178)
On
Motion detection (A 180)
Auto
AF assist (A 181)
Auto
Digital zoom (A 182)
On
Button sound (A 183)
On
Shutter sound (A 183)
On
Auto off (A 184)
1 min
HDMI (A 186)
Auto
HDMI device control (A 186)
On
Charge by computer (A 187)
Auto
Blink warning (A 188)
Off
Others
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Option
Default value
Paper size (A 165, 166)
Default
Frame interval for Slide show (A 121)
3s
• Selecting Reset all also clears the current file number (A 199) from memory.
Numbering will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file
numbering to “0001,” delete all images saved in the internal memory or on the
memory card (A 31) before selecting Reset all.
• The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with
Reset all.
Shooting menu:
Preset manual data (A 50) acquired for White balance
Playback menu:
Sequence display options (A 129), Choose key picture (A 129)
Setup menu:
Time zone and date (A 172), Language (A 186), Video mode under TV
settings (A 186)
Setup Menu
Firmware Version
d button M z (Setup menu) (A 170) M Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
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Caring for the Camera
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
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Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the lens and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot, or battery chamber. These
parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or
damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
B
Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the CCD image sensor, producing a
white blur effect in photographs.
Caring for the Camera
B
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charge or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data saved on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
B
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a
carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
B
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 saved or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry.
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The Battery
Caring for the Camera
• Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if necessary. Do
not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in reduced battery
performance. Whenever 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).
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) before use.
• When charging the COOLPIX S9100 using the Charging AC adapter EH-69P or a computer, the
charge capacity may decrease at ambient temperatures 45°C to 60°C (113°F to 140°F).
• The battery is not charged at ambient temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 60°C (140°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. Should the battery
terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
• If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing
it for storage. The battery should be stored in a cool location with an ambient temperature of 15 to
25°C (59 to 77°F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold locations.
• Always remove the battery from the camera or optional battery charger when it is not being used.
When inserted, minute amounts of current are drawn from the battery even when not in use. This
may result in excessive draining of the battery and complete loss of function. Turning the camera
on or off while the battery is exhausted can result in reduced battery life.
• Recharge the battery at least once every six months and completely exhaust it before returning it
to storage.
• After removing the battery from the camera or optional battery charger, replace the supplied
terminal cover and store in a cool place.
• A marked drop in the time a fully-charged battery retains its charge, when used at room
temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new EN-EL12 battery.
• 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.
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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 them 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 other sandy or dusty
environment, wipe off any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened
with fresh water and 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
Caring for the Camera
Turn the camera off when not in use. Be sure 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 naphtha or camphor moth balls, or
in any of the following locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10°C (14°F) or above 50°C (122°F)
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
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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 saved using the
product will not be affected.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
Technical Notes and Index
Optional Accessories
Rechargeable battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL121
Charging AC adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P1, 2
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-65
AC Adapter EH-62F (connect as shown)
AC adapter
Be sure that the power connector cord has been properly
aligned in power connector and battery chamber grooves
before closing the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. If
part of the cord runs out of the grooves, the cover or cord may
be damaged when the cover is closed.
1
2
USB cable
USB Cable UC-E61
Audio/video cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP161
Supplied with camera at time of purchase (see page 3 of the Quick Start Guide).
When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as necessary.
For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
Technical Notes and Index
197
Optional Accessories
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved
for use in this camera.
Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for
recording movies. Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards
with a lower Speed Class rating are used.
SD memory
card
1
SDXC memory
card3
SanDisk
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
TOSHIBA
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Panasonic
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB, 24 GB, 32 GB 48 GB, 64 GB
Lexar
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
–
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that device
supports 2 GB cards.
SDHC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that
device supports SDHC.
3 SDXC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, check that
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
2
Technical Notes and Index
198
SDHC memory card 2
File and Folder Names
Images, movies, or voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
D SC N 00 0 1 . J P G
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still images (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies
DSCN
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
SSCN
Cropped copies (voice memo
attachment included)
RSCN
Images created by an image
editing function other than
crop and small picture (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies created by movie
editing function
FSCN
Extension (indicates file format)
Still images
.JPG
Movies
.MOV
Voice memos
.WAV
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
Technical Notes and Index
• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by an identifier:
“P_” plus a three-digit sequential number for images captured in Panorama
assist scene mode (e.g. “101P_001”; A 78) and “NIKON” for all other images
(e.g. “100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999, a new
folder will be created. File numbers will be assigned automatically starting with
“0001.”
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the image
to which the voice memo is attached.
• 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 (A 127).
• A single folder can hold up to 200 files; if the current folder already contains 200
files, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name, will be
created the next time an image is captured. If the current folder is numbered
999 and contains 200 files, or an image is numbered 9999, no further images
can be captured until the internal memory or memory card is formatted
(A 185), or a new memory card is inserted.
199
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
A
Solution
Technical Notes and Index
Clock not set.
Set date and time.
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Charge or replace the battery. 14, 16
P
Battery temperature
high
Battery temperature is
high.
Turn off camera, and allow
battery to cool down before
resuming use. After five
seconds, this message will
disappear, the monitor will
turn off, and the power-on
19
lamp will blink rapidly. After
the lamp blinks for three
minutes, the camera will turn
off automatically. Pressing the
power switch also turns off
the camera.
P
The camera will turn
off to prevent
overheating.
Memory card or inside
of camera has become
hot.
The camera turns off
automatically. Leave the
camera off until the memory
card or the inside of the
camera has cooled and then
turn it on again.
–
Q (● blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
28, 29
55
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform
other operations until
saving is complete.
Wait until message clears
from display automatically
when saving is complete.
–
u
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is
in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to
“write” position.
23
Error accessing memory
card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that terminals are
clean.
• Confirm that memory card
is correctly inserted.
P
This card cannot be
used.
P
This card cannot be
read.
200
Problem
O (blinks)
172
198
22
22
Error Messages
Display
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
u
Out of memory.
Memory card has not
been formatted for use
in COOLPIX S9100.
Memory card is full.
Solution
A
Formatting deletes all data saved
on the memory card. Be sure to
select No and make copies of
any images which need to be
23
kept before formatting the
memory card. Select Yes and
press the k button to format
the memory card.
•
•
•
•
Choose smaller image size.
Delete images.
Insert new memory card.
Remove memory card and
use internal memory.
47
31, 152
22
22
Error occurred while
saving image.
Format internal memory or
memory card.
185
Camera has run out of
file numbers.
Insert a new memory card or
format internal memory or
memory card.
22, 185
Image cannot be used
for welcome screen.
The following images cannot be
registered as welcome screen.
• Images captured at an
Image mode setting of
o 3968×2232
• Images captured with easy
panorama
171
• Images created using the
small picture or crop
functions that are 320 × 240
or smaller in size
• Still images captured while
recording high-definition or
full high-definition movies
Insufficient space to
save a copy.
Delete images from
destination.
N
• Remove some images from
200 images have already
Album is full. No further
album.
been added to album.
pictures can be added.
• Add to other albums.
Technical Notes and Index
P
Image cannot be
saved.
Problem
31, 152
104
101
201
Error Messages
Display
Problem
P
Sound file cannot be
saved.
A voice memo cannot
be attached to this file.
N
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected
image.
• Select images that support
editing function.
• Movies cannot be edited.
u
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
saving movie on the
memory card.
Choose memory card with
faster write speed.
22
No images in the
internal memory or
memory card.
• Remove the memory card
from the camera to play
back images saved in the
camera’s internal memory.
• To copy image from
internal memory to
memory card, press the
d button. The copy
screen will be displayed
and images in the internal
memory can be copied to
memory card.
No images have been
added to the selected
album.
• Add images to the album.
• Choose an album to which
images are added.
101
103
No images are
contained in the
category selected in
auto sort mode.
Select the category
111
containing the sorted images.
N
Memory contains no
images.
Technical Notes and Index
202
A
Solution
• Voice memos cannot be
attached to movies.
• Select an image captured
with COOLPIX S9100.
152
130
126
–
22
127
N
File contains no image
data.
File not created with the
COOLPIX S9100.
P
This file cannot be
played back.
File cannot be viewed on this
camera. View file using a
–
computer or the devices used
to create or edit this file.
N
All images are hidden.
No images available for
a slide show.
–
121
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Image is protected.
Disable protection.
122
Error Messages
Display
Problem
Solution
A
N
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same
time zone as home.
–
P
Mode dial is not in the
proper position.
The mode dial is not set
to the correct position.
Rotate the mode dial to select
45
the desired mode.
u
The flash is lowered.
Flash is lowered in scene
auto selector mode.
Slide the K (flash pop-up)
control to make the flash pop
up. To take pictures without
using the flash, take pictures
with the flash lowered.
33, 62
u
Raise the flash.
Flash is lowered in S
(night portrait) or R
(backlighting) scene
mode.
Slide the K (flash pop-up)
control to make the flash pop
up.
33, 65,
66
Could not shoot using
easy panorama.
Shooting with easy panorama
may not be possible in the
following situations.
• When shooting does not
end after a certain amount
of time
75
• When the camera is moved
too fast
• When the camera is not
moved in a straight line in
the panorama direction
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then on
again. If error persists, contact
retailer or Nikon-authorized
service representative.
24
Turn camera off and
reconnect USB cable.
164
Turn camera off, remove and
reinsert battery, and turn
camera on. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service
representative.
14, 19
u
Unable to create
panorama.
u
Unable to create
panorama. Pan the
camera more slowly.
Lens error
Q
Error occurred during
P
communication with
Communications error
printer.
System error
Q
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal
circuitry.
Technical Notes and Index
u
Unable to create
panorama. Pan the
camera in one
direction only.
174
203
Error Messages
Display
Problem
PR
Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error.
PR
Printer error: check
paper
Load the specified paper,
Specified size of paper is select Resume, and press the
not loaded in printer.
k button to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: paper
jam
Paper has jammed in
printer.
Remove the jammed paper,
select Resume, and press the
k button to resume
printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: out of
paper
No paper is loaded in
printer.
Load the specified paper,
select Resume, and press the
k button to resume
printing.*
–
Check ink, select Resume,
and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
PR
Ink error.
Printer error: check ink
Technical Notes and Index
204
A
Solution
Check printer. After solving
the problem, select Resume
and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
Replace ink cartridge, select
PR
Running out of ink or ink
Resume, and press the k
Printer error: out of ink cartridge is empty.
button to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: file
corrupt
–
An error caused by the
image file has occurred.
Select Cancel and press the
k button to cancel printing.
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Display, Settings, and Power Supply
Problem
The battery inserted in
the camera cannot be
charged.
Camera cannot be
turned on.
A
Cause/Solution
• Confirm all connections.
• Off is selected for Charge by computer in the
setup menu.
• When charging by connecting the camera to a
computer, battery charging stops when the camera
is turned off.
• When charging by connecting the camera to a
computer, battery charging stops when the
computer is suspended (sleeping), and the camera
may turn off.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings,
and status, charging the battery inserted in the
camera may not be possible via computer
connection.
16
187
162
162
–
• Battery is exhausted.
24
• The camera cannot be turned on while connected to 16
an electrical outlet via the Charging AC Adapter.
24
184
195
16
158,
160,
164
–
19
4, 10,
19, 30
Monitor is blank.
• Camera is off.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the power
switch, shutter-release button, c button, or b (e
movie-record) button, or rotate the mode dial.
• When flash lamp blinks, wait until flash has charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via A/V cable or HDMI
cable.
Monitor is hard to read.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
175
196
Technical Notes and Index
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save power.
• The camera and battery may not perform properly if
they are cold.
• The camera turns off if the Charging AC Adapter is
connected while the camera is on.
Camera turns off without
• The camera turns off if the USB cable connecting it to
warning.
a computer or printer is disconnected. Reconnect
the USB cable.
• Inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the
camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled,
and then try turning it on again.
34
158
155
205
Troubleshooting
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not set”
indicator blinks with shooting and movie recording.
Images and movies saved before clock is set are
Date and time of
dated “00/00/0000 00:00” or “01/01/2011 00:00”
recording are not correct.
respectively. Set the correct time and date from the
Time zone and date option in the setup menu.
• Check camera clock regularly against more accurate
timepieces and reset as required.
20,
172
172
No indicators displayed
in monitor.
Hide info is selected for Photo info.
Select Show info.
175
Print date not available.
Camera clock has not been set.
20,
172
• The current shooting mode is one that does not
Date not imprinted on
support Print date.
images even when Print • The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
date is enabled.
• The date cannot be imprinted on still images saved
during movie recording.
Screen for setting time
zone and date is
displayed when camera
is turned on.
177
–
–
Technical Notes and Index
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to
their default values.
20,
173
Monitor turns off, and
the power-on lamp
blinks rapidly.
Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera and allow
battery to cool down before resuming use. After the
lamp blinks for three minutes, the camera will turn off
automatically. Pressing the power switch also turns off
the camera.
19
Camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when shooting movies
for an extended period of time or when the camera is
used in a hot area; this is not a malfunction.
–
Camera settings reset.
Electronically Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the
camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a
strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery,
then turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Note that disconnecting
the power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not saved
to internal memory or the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data
already saved will not be affected.
206
Troubleshooting
Shooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
155,
158,
164
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
Disconnect HDMI cable or USB cable.
4, 30
No image captured when the
shutter-release button is
pressed.
• When camera is in playback mode, press the
c button or shutter-release button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d
button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp blinks, flash is charging.
39, 61,
70
Camera cannot focus.
• Subject is too close. Try shooting using macro
mode, or the Scene auto selector or Closeup scene modes.
• The intended subject is one with which
autofocus does not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Turn camera off and then on again.
• Use flash.
• Enable vibration reduction or motion
detection.
• Use D (best shot selector).
• Use tripod and self-timer.
32
178,
180
82
35
Images are blurred.
Flash does not fire.
• The flash is lowered, or flash mode is set to
W (off).
• Scene mode with which the flash does not
fire is selected.
• Flash is not fully raised. Do not hold down the
flash.
• Another function that restricts flash is
enabled.
24
34
29
181
19
34
32
64
26
Technical Notes and Index
Bright specks appear in images Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Lower the
captured with flash.
flash or set the flash mode setting to W (off).
12
87
Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
• Another function that disables digital zoom is 182
enabled.
Image mode not available.
• Another function that restricts the Image
87
mode option is enabled.
• Available image modes differ according to the 47
current shooting mode.
207
Troubleshooting
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
208
Cause/Solution
A
No sound when shutter is
released.
Off is selected for Sound settings>Shutter
sound in setup menu. No sound is heard with
some shooting modes and settings, even when
On is selected.
183
AF-assist illuminator does not
light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option in the
setup menu. AF-assist illuminator may not light
depending on the position of the focus area or
the current scene mode, even when Auto is
selected.
64-73,
181
Images appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
196
Colors are unnatural.
White balance or hue is not adjusted properly.
40, 49,
71
Randomly spaced bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in image.
Shutter speed is too slow or ISO sensitivity is high
as the subject is dark. Noise can be reduced by:
• Using flash.
32
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
52
32
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
• The flash is lowered, or the flash mode is set to
W (off).
• Flash window is blocked.
• Subject is beyond flash range.
• Adjust exposure compensation.
• Increase ISO sensitivity.
• Subject is backlit. Select R (backlighting) or
set the flash mode to X (fill flash).
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
43, 44
Unexpected results when flash
set to V (auto with red-eye
reduction).
When using V (auto with red-eye reduction)
or S (night portrait) to take pictures using the
flash, In-Camera Red Eye Fix may be applied to
areas not affected by red-eye. Use any shooting
mode other than S (night portrait), change the
flash mode to any setting other than V (auto
with red-eye reduction), and then try taking a
picture again.
32, 65
26
32
43, 44
52
32, 66
Troubleshooting
Problem
Saving images takes time.
A
Cause/Solution
It may take more time to save images in the
following situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in
operation.
• When the flash mode is set to V (auto with
red-eye reduction).
• When taking pictures in the following scene
modes.
- j (night landscape)
- S (night portrait)
- R (backlighting) (when HDR is set to On)
- Portrait
• When using continuous shooting mode.
34
32
64
65
66
67
80
–
When shooting with backlighting or when a
very strong light source (such as sunlight) is in
A ring-shaped belt or rainbow- the frame, a ring-shaped belt or rainbowcolored stripe (ghosting) may occur. Change the
colored stripe appears in the
monitor or images.
position of the light source, or frame the picture
so that the light source does not enter the frame
and try again.
Playback
File cannot be played back.
Cannot zoom in on image.
Cannot record or play back
voice memos.
Cause/Solution
A
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by –
computer or other make of camera.
• The COOLPIX S9100 is not able to play back
152
movies recorded with another make or model
of digital camera.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies,
small pictures, or images that have been
cropped to a size of 320 × 240 or smaller.
–
• The COOLPIX S9100 may not be able to zoom
in on images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos can only be attached to images
captured with the COOLPIX S9100. Voice
memos attached to images using another
camera cannot be played back on this
camera.
Technical Notes and Index
Problem
152
126
209
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cannot use quick retouch,
D-Lighting, skin softening,
filter effects, frame,
small picture, or crop.
Images not displayed on
television.
Technical Notes and Index
210
Cause/Solution
• These options cannot be used with movies.
• Images captured at an Image mode setting
of o 3968×2232 and still images captured
while recording high-definition or full highdefinition movies cannot be edited.
• Select images that support quick retouch,
D-Lighting, skin softening, filter effects, frame,
small picture, or crop.
• The COOLPIX S9100 is not able to edit images
captured with another make or model of
digital camera.
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in
the TV settings setup menu.
• Cables are connected to the HDMI mini
connector (Type C) and to the USB/audio/
video output connector simultaneously.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card. Remove the memory card to
play back images from the internal memory.
Album icons are reset to their
default icons, images added to
albums cannot be displayed in
favorite pictures mode.
Data saved in the internal memory or on the
memory card may not be played back correctly
if overwritten by a computer.
The saved images are not
displayed in auto sort mode.
• The desired image was sorted to a category
other than the category currently displayed.
• Images saved by a camera other than the
COOLPIX S9100 and images copied using the
Copy option cannot be displayed in auto sort
mode.
• Images saved in the internal memory or on
the memory card may not be played back
correctly if overwritten by a computer.
• Up to 999 images and movies in total can be
added to each category. If the desired
category already contains 999 images or
movies in total, new images or movies cannot
be added.
A
152
47
131
130
186
155,
158
22
–
109
111
–
111
Troubleshooting
Problem
Nikon Transfer 2 does not start
when camera is connected.
Cause/Solution
•
•
•
•
•
•
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm system requirements.
Computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2
automatically.
For more information on Nikon Transfer 2,
refer to help information contained in ViewNX
2.
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the
PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed
The PictBridge startup screen is
and it may be impossible to print images when
not displayed when the
Auto is selected for the Charge by computer
camera is connected to a
option in the setup menu. Set the Charge by
printer.
computer option to Off and reconnect the
camera to the printer.
A
19
24
158
–
157
161
187
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card.
22
• Remove the memory card to print images
from the internal memory.
Cannot select paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera
in the following situations, even when printing
from a PictBridge-compatible printer. Use the
printer to select paper size.
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper
size.
165,
166
–
Technical Notes and Index
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
211
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Digital Camera
Type
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Lens
Focal length
f/-number
Construction
Digital zoom
Vibration reduction
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range (from
lens)
Focus-area selection
Monitor
Technical Notes and Index
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Image size
(pixels)
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
212
Compact digital camera
12.1 million
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.75 million total pixels
18× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.5-81.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-450 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/3.5-5.9
12 elements in 11 groups
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1800 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Combination of image sensor shift and electronic VR (still pictures)
Electronic VR (movies)
Contrast-detect AF
• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞,
[T]: Approx. 1.5 m (5 ft.) to ∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 4 cm (1.6 in.) to ∞ (wide-angle position)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), manual with 99
focus areas, center, subject tracking
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD
with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 74 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
• 12M (High) [4000 × 3000P]
• 12M [4000 × 3000]
• 8M [3264 × 2448]
• 5M [2592 × 1944]
• 3M [2048 × 1536]
• PC [1024 × 768]
• VGA [640 × 480]
• 16:9 [3968 × 2232]
• ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400)
• High-speed continuous (ISO 160 to 3200)
Specifications
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Video output
HDMI output
Supported languages
Power sources
Charging time
Battery life
(EN-EL12)
Tripod socket
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
[W]: 0.5 to 4.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13 ft.)
[T]: 1.5 to 2.5 m (5 ft. to 8 ft. 2 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini
connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish,
Ukrainian
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 3 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC
Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Still pictures*: Approx. 270 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080pP)
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx. 104.8 × 62.0 × 34.6 mm (4.2 × 2.5 × 1.4 in.) (excluding
projections)
Approx. 214 g (7.6 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
Technical Notes and Index
I/O terminal
256-segment matrix, center-weighted, spot (digital zoom 2× or
more)
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and
exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
• 1/2000-1 s
• 1/4000-1/125 s (Continuous H: 120 fps)
• 1/4000-1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
213
Specifications
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of
25°C (77°F).
* Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life
of camera batteries. Measured at 23 (±2)°C (73 (±4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash
fired with every other shot, image mode set to I 4000×3000. Battery life may vary
depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Type
Rated capacity
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
DC 3.7 V, 1050 mAh
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Approx. 32 × 43.8 × 7.9 mm (1.3 × 1.7 × 0.3 in.)
Approx. 22.5 g (0.8 oz) (excluding terminal cover)
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
Rated input
Rated capacity
Rated output
Operating temperature
Technical Notes and Index
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
B
214
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.068-0.042 A
6.8-10.1 VA
DC 5.0 V, 550 mA
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Approx. 55 × 22 × 54 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.2 in.) (excluding plug
adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 55 × 59 × 63 mm (2.2 × 2.4 × 2.5 in.)
Approx. 55 g (2.0 oz) (excluding plug adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz)
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.
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
images to be printed from print orders saved on memory cards.
• Exif version 2.3: This camera supports Exchangeable image file format (Exif)
version 2.3 for digital still cameras, a standard that allows information saved 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 and Index
215
Index
Symbols
Technical Notes and Index
R 79
b (e movie record)-button 10
g (tele) 27
f (wide) 27
c Playback button 10
A Shooting mode button 10
o Exposure compensation 44
A Auto mode 24
F Auto sort mode 109
R Backlighting 66
d button 12, 46, 99, 116, 146, 170
k button 11
C Continuous shooting mode 80, 82
l Delete button 31, 126, 152
h Favorite pictures mode 101
m Flash mode 33
K Flash pop-up control 4, 9, 32
C List by date mode 113
p Macro mode 39
D Movie menu 146
j Night landscape 64
S Night portrait 65
c Playback button 30
c Playback menu 115
c Playback mode 30
i Playback zoom 97
C Scene 61
x Scene Auto Selector 62
n Self timer 35
z Setup 169
A Shooting menu 46
u Special Effects Mode 85
h Thumbnail playback 94, 96
A
AC adapter 197
AF area mode 53
AF assist 181
Album 106
Aperture 28
216
Aperture value 28
Audio/video cable 155, 197
Audio/video-in jack 155
Auto 32, 49
Auto mode 24
Auto off 184
Auto sort menu 112
Auto sort mode 109
Autofocus 39, 60, 150
Autofocus mode 60, 150
AV cable 155
B
Backlighting R 66
Battery 14, 16, 173
Battery chamber 5
Battery charger 18, 197
Battery latch 5, 14
Battery level 24
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
14, 22
Beach Z 69
Best shot selector 83
Black and white copy n 73
Blink warning 188, 189
Brightness 175
BSS 83
Button sound 183
C
Calendar display 96
Center-weighted 51
Charge by computer 187
Charge lamp 17, 162
Charger 16, 197
Charging AC Adapter 16, 197
Choose key picture 129
Close-up k 70
Cloudy 49
Compression ratio 47
Computer 157
Connector cover 5
Index
Continuous menu 82
Continuous shooting mode 80
Copying images 127
Creative slider 41
Crop 139
D
Date and time 20, 172
Date format 21, 172
Daylight 49
Daylight saving time 20, 173
Delete 31, 93, 126, 152
Digital zoom 27, 182
Direct print 163
D-Lighting 133
DPOF 215
DPOF print 168
DSCN 199
Dusk/dawn i 70
E
F
Face detection 56
Face priority 53
Favorite pictures 101
Favorite pictures menu 105
Favorite pictures mode 103
File name 199
Fill flash 32
Filter effects 135
Fireworks show m 72
Firmware version 193
Fixed range auto 52
Flash 49
Flash lamp 34
H
HDMI cable 155
HDMI device control 186
High-speed continuous 83
HS movie 143
Hue 40
I
Identifier 199
Image copy 127
Image mode 47, 48
Image review 175
Image size 47
Imprinting Date and Time 177
Incandescent 49
Internal memory 22
Internal memory indicator 25
ISO sensitivity 34, 52
Technical Notes and Index
Easy panorama 73, 75
EH-69P 16
Electronic VR 151
EN-EL12 14, 16
Exposure compensation 40, 44
Extension 199
Eyelet for camera strap 5
Flash mode 32
Flash off 32
Flash pop-up control 4, 9, 32
Fluorescent 49
Focus 28, 53
Focus indicator 7
Focus lock 55
Folder name 199
Food u 71
Format internal memory 185
Format memory card 23, 185
Formatting 23, 185
Frame 137
FSCN 199
Full-frame playback 30, 89
Full-time AF 60, 150
J
JPG 199
L
Landscape c 67
Language 186
Lens 4, 212
Lens cover 4
217
Index
List by date menu 114
List by date mode 113
M
Technical Notes and Index
218
Macro mode 39
Matrix 51
Maximum movie length 149
Memory capacity 24
Memory card 22, 198
Memory card slot 22
Metering 51
Microphone 4
Monitor 6, 196
Monitor settings 175
More on Shooting 45
Motion detection 180
MOV 199
Movie Editing 153
Movie menu 146
Movie options 146
Movie playback 152
Movie recording 140
Movie shooting button 10
Multi-shot 16 83
Museum l 72
N
Pet portrait auto release 74
Pet portrait O 74
Photo info 175
PictBridge 163, 215
Playback 30, 94, 96, 97, 126, 152
Playback menu 115
Playback mode 30
Playback mode menu 99
Playback zoom 97
Portrait b 67
Power 19, 20, 24
Power switch 19, 20, 24
Power-on lamp 19, 20, 24
Preset manual 50
Pre-shooting cache 84
Print 117, 165, 166
Print date 177
Print order 117
Print order date option 118, 120
Printer 163
Protect 122
Q
Quick retouch 132
R
Open with HS footage 143
Optical zoom 27
Optional accessories 197
Output connector 155
Rechargeable battery 197
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 14, 16, 197
Recording movies 140
Recording slow motion movies 143
Red-eye reduction 32
Remove from favorites 104
Reset all 190
Rotary multi selector 11
Rotate image 124
RSCN 199
P
S
Panorama 73
Panorama assist 73, 78
Panorama Maker 5 157, 161
Paper size 165, 166
Party/indoor f 68
Scene auto selector 62
Scene auto selector x 62
Scene mode 61, 64
Self-timer 35
Self-timer lamp 36
Night landscape j 64
Night portrait S 65
Nikon Transfer 2 157, 158
Number of exposures remaining 24, 48
O
Index
T
Television 155
Thumbnail display 94
Thumbnail playback 94
Time difference 174
Time zone 172, 174
Time zone and date 172
Tripod socket 5, 213
TV 155
TV Settings 186
ViewNX 2 157, 161
Voice memo 125
Volume 126, 152
W
WAV 199
Welcome screen 171
White balance 49
Wind Noise Reduction 151
Z
Zoom control 152
Zoom in 27
Zoom out 27
Technical Notes and Index
Sequence display options 129
Setup menu 169
Shooting 24, 26, 28
Shooting info 11
Shooting information 91
Shooting menu 46
Shutter sound 183
Shutter speed 28
Shutter-release button 9, 28
Single AF 60, 150
Skin softening 134
Slide show 121
Slow sync 32
Small picture 138
Snow z 69
Sound settings 183
Speaker 4
Special effect menu 85
Special Effects Mode u 85
Sports d 68
SSCN 199
Strap 13
Sunset h 69
U
USB cable 158, 164, 197
USB/audio/video output connector 157,
158
V
Vibration reduction 178
Video mode 186
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221
222
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