Nikon COOLPIXSP500BLK User manual

Nikon COOLPIXSP500BLK User manual
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 Pictures
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 Nikon-authorized
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.
Do not look at the sun through
the viewfinder
Viewing the sun or other strong light
source through the viewfinder could
cause permanent visual impairment.
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 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-EL5 (supplied). Charge the
battery by inserting it into the
camera and connecting the
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
(supplied).
• 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 CD-ROMs 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
INSTRUCTIONSSAVE 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.
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Radio
Frequency Interference
Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an
outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
COOLPIX P500
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.
Notices for Customers in Europe
CAUTION
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:
vi
• 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
Camera Body .............................................................................................................................................................4
Changing the Angle of the Monitor ...........................................................................................................6
Raising and Lowering the Flash.....................................................................................................................7
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap ............................................................................................7
Monitor .........................................................................................................................................................................8
Basic Operations...................................................................................................................................11
Command Dial ......................................................................................................................................................11
Multi Selector .........................................................................................................................................................12
d (Menu) Button............................................................................................................................................13
Switching Between Tabs in the Menu Screen...................................................................................13
Using Camera Menus........................................................................................................................................14
Pressing the Shutter-Release Button Halfway/All the Way ........................................................15
x (Monitor) Button .........................................................................................................................................16
s (Display) Button ......................................................................................................................................17
First Steps ............................................................................................................................................. 18
Inserting the Battery...........................................................................................................................18
Removing the Battery.......................................................................................................................................19
Charging the Battery ..........................................................................................................................20
Turning On and Off the Camera.................................................................................................................23
Setting the Display Language, Date and Time..........................................................................24
Inserting the Memory Card ..............................................................................................................26
Removing the Memory Card........................................................................................................................26
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode............................................................... 28
Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode........................................................28
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode ...............................................................................................29
Step 2 Frame a Picture........................................................................................................................30
Using the Viewfinder .........................................................................................................................................30
Using the Zoom....................................................................................................................................................31
Step 3 Focus and Shoot .....................................................................................................................32
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures ..........................................................................................34
Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode) ............................................................................................................34
Deleting Unnecessary Images.....................................................................................................................35
Using the Flash......................................................................................................................................36
Setting the Flash Mode....................................................................................................................................37
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer ...............................................................................................39
Using Focus Mode ...............................................................................................................................40
Setting the Focus Mode ..................................................................................................................................41
Using Manual Focus...........................................................................................................................................42
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)......................................................................43
More on Shooting ............................................................................................................................. 44
Selecting Scenes for Shooting (Mode Dial) ................................................................................44
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode) ...................................................................................45
Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)............................46
Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features) .....................................................................48
Taking Pictures with Easy Panorama........................................................................................................60
Viewing Pictures Recorded with Easy Panorama.............................................................................62
Taking Pictures with Panorama Assist.....................................................................................................63
Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode) ........................................................65
Smart Portrait Menu...........................................................................................................................................67
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes).......................................................69
j, k, l, m Modes.............................................................................................................................................69
j (Programmed Auto) Mode.......................................................................................................................71
k (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode ..................................................................................................................72
l (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode .............................................................................................................73
m (Manual) Mode...............................................................................................................................................74
Continuous Shooting (j, k, l, m Mode)..................................................................................76
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)......................................................81
Image Quality.........................................................................................................................................................83
Image Size ................................................................................................................................................................84
Optimize Image....................................................................................................................................................87
White Balance ........................................................................................................................................................90
ISO Sensitivity.........................................................................................................................................................92
Metering....................................................................................................................................................................93
Exposure Bracketing ..........................................................................................................................................94
AF Area Mode ........................................................................................................................................................95
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Focusing on Moving Subjects for Shooting (Subject Tracking) .............................................99
Autofocus Mode................................................................................................................................................ 101
Flash Exp. Comp. ............................................................................................................................................... 101
Long Exposure NR............................................................................................................................................ 102
Active D-Lighting.............................................................................................................................................. 103
Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously.................................................................... 104
Using M (User Setting Mode)........................................................................................................ 108
Save the Settings in M................................................................................................................................... 109
Shooting in M (User Setting) Mode ...................................................................................................... 109
Resetting Saved Settings ............................................................................................................................. 110
More on Playback ............................................................................................................................111
Operations in Full-Frame Playback ............................................................................................. 111
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence).................. 113
Deleting Images in a Sequence............................................................................................................... 114
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback.................................................................... 115
Calendar Display................................................................................................................................................ 117
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ....................................................................................... 118
Playing Back Images by Category ............................................................................................... 120
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode) ................................................................ 122
Adding Images to an Album ..................................................................................................................... 122
Viewing Images in an Album .................................................................................................................... 124
Removing Images From an Album........................................................................................................ 125
Using Favorite Pictures Mode ................................................................................................................... 126
Changing the Album Icons ........................................................................................................................ 127
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode............................................................................................. 129
Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode ...................................................................................................... 129
Operations in Auto Sort Mode................................................................................................................. 131
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)...................................................................................... 132
Viewing Images in List by Date Mode ................................................................................................. 132
Operations in List by Date Mode ............................................................................................................ 133
Playback Options: Playback Menu.............................................................................................. 134
a Print Order: Setting the Pictures and Number of Copies to Print .............................. 135
b Slide Show.................................................................................................................................................... 138
d Protect ........................................................................................................................................................... 139
Selecting Pictures ............................................................................................................................................. 140
f Rotate Image............................................................................................................................................... 141
i Hide Image................................................................................................................................................... 141
E Voice Memo.................................................................................................................................................... 142
h Copy: Copying Between Internal Memory and Memory Card..................................... 144
C Sequence Display Options.................................................................................................................. 145
C Choose Key Picture .................................................................................................................................. 145
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Editing Pictures ................................................................................................................................146
Picture Editing Functions ............................................................................................................... 146
Editing Pictures.................................................................................................................................. 148
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation ........................................................ 148
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast.................................................................. 149
e Skin Softening: Making Skin Appear Smoother.................................................................... 150
p Filter Effects: Digital Filter........................................................................................................................ 152
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size ......................................................................................... 154
j Black Border: Adding a Black Border to Pictures ................................................................... 155
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy....................................................................................................... 156
Movie Recording and Playback ..................................................................................................157
Recording Movies ............................................................................................................................. 157
Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)......................................... 160
Capturing Still Pictures While Recording Movies.......................................................................... 162
Using the Movie Menu.................................................................................................................................. 163
Movie Options .................................................................................................................................................... 164
HS Movie Options............................................................................................................................................. 165
Open with HS Footage.................................................................................................................................. 165
Autofocus Mode................................................................................................................................................ 166
Electronic VR ........................................................................................................................................................ 167
Wind Noise Reduction................................................................................................................................... 167
Movie Playback .................................................................................................................................. 168
Editing Movies .................................................................................................................................................... 169
Saving a Frame from a Movie as a Still Picture ............................................................................... 170
Deleting Unnecessary Movies .................................................................................................................. 170
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers...........................................................171
Connecting to a TV........................................................................................................................... 171
Connecting to a Computer............................................................................................................ 173
Before Connecting the Camera ............................................................................................................... 173
Transferring Images from a Camera to a Computer ................................................................... 174
Charging While Connecting to a Computer.................................................................................... 178
Connecting to a Printer................................................................................................................... 179
Connecting the Camera and Printer..................................................................................................... 180
Printing Pictures One at a Time................................................................................................................ 181
Printing Multiple Pictures ............................................................................................................................ 182
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Basic Camera Setup ........................................................................................................................185
Setup Menu......................................................................................................................................... 185
Welcome Screen ............................................................................................................................................... 187
Time Zone and Date....................................................................................................................................... 188
Monitor Settings................................................................................................................................................ 191
Print Date ............................................................................................................................................................... 192
Vibration Reduction ........................................................................................................................................ 193
Motion Detection............................................................................................................................................. 195
AF Assist.................................................................................................................................................................. 196
Red-eye Reduction .......................................................................................................................................... 196
Digital Zoom........................................................................................................................................................ 197
Assign Side Zoom Control .......................................................................................................................... 198
Sound Settings................................................................................................................................................... 199
Auto Off .................................................................................................................................................................. 199
Format Memory/Format Card................................................................................................................... 200
Language............................................................................................................................................................... 201
TV Settings ............................................................................................................................................................ 201
Charge by Computer...................................................................................................................................... 202
Reset File Numbering..................................................................................................................................... 202
Blink Warning ...................................................................................................................................................... 203
Reset All .................................................................................................................................................................. 205
Firmware Version............................................................................................................................................... 208
Caring for the Camera....................................................................................................................209
Caring for the Camera ..................................................................................................................... 209
Cleaning ................................................................................................................................................................. 211
Storage .................................................................................................................................................................... 212
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Technical Notes and Index ...........................................................................................................213
Optional Accessories ....................................................................................................................... 213
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................................................................................ 214
File and Folder Names..................................................................................................................... 215
Error Messages ................................................................................................................................... 217
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 222
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 229
Supported Standards ..................................................................................................................................... 233
Index ...................................................................................................................................................... 234
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Introduction
About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of Nikon COOLPIX P500 digital camera. This manual is
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.
C
This icon marks notes,
information that should be read
before using the camera.
D
A
This icon marks tips, additional
information that may be helpful
when using the camera.
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 and viewfinder 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.
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Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
Introduction
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. 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 chargers, 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 (A187). Care
should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage
devices.
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Parts of the Camera
Camera Body
Flash raised
Introduction
1
23 4
5
6
8
4
9 10 11
7
12
1
Eyelet for camera strap ................................7
9
Shutter-release button.....................15, 32
2
Power switch/power-on lamp... 23, 199
3
C (continuous shooting mode)
button.......................................................... 59, 77
4
Mode dial...........................................................44
5
Microphone (stereo) .........................142, 157
Zoom control ..................................................31
f : Wide ...................................................31
g : Tele......................................................31
10
h: Thumbnail playback..............115
i : Playback zoom..........................118
j : Help ....................................................45
6
Flash......................................................................36
11
7
m (flash pop-up) button .....................7, 36
12 Lens......................................................... 211, 229
8
Power connector cover (for connection
with an optional AC Adapter)............ 213
Self-timer lamp...............................................39
AF-assist illuminator.................................196
Parts of the Camera
Bottom of camera
1
2
3 4
5
6
7 8 9
Introduction
19
10 11
12
13 14 15 16 17
18
20 21
22 23 24
1
Side zoom control........................................31
13 Monitor ..................................................8, 17, 29
2
Speaker ..................................................143, 168
14 c (playback) button.................................34
3
x (monitor) button .................................16
15 Multi selector...................................................12
4
Diopter adjustment control...................30
16 k (apply selection) button ...................12
5
Electronic viewfinder ......................... 16, 30
17 d button......13, 45, 82, 135, 163, 186
6
s (display) button ............................... 17
18 l (delete) button....................35, 143, 170
7
b (e movie-record) button............ 157
19 Tripod socket
8
Movie mode switch ................................. 157
20
9
Command dial ...............................................11
10
USB/Audio video connector
.........................................................171, 174, 180
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ...................18, 26
21 Cover latch................................................18, 26
22 Memory card slot .........................................26
11 HDMI Mini Connector ............................ 171
23 Battery latch.............................................18, 19
12 Connector cover ...................171, 174, 180
24 Battery chamber............................................18
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Parts of the Camera
Changing the Angle of the Monitor
Introduction
The angle of the monitor can be lowered down to 82° or raised upward to 90°. This
is convenient when taking pictures with the camera held at high or low positions.
B
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Notes on Monitor
• Do not apply excessive force when changing the angle of the monitor.
• The monitor cannot be moved horizontally.
• Put the monitor back in the original position when using in normal situations.
Parts of the Camera
Raising and Lowering the Flash
Introduction
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the flash.
• See “Using the Flash” (A36) for more information on setting the flash.
• When not using the flash, lower it by gently pushing it down until it clicks.
Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap
Attach the lens cap to the strap, and then attach the strap
to the camera (at two places).
B
Lens Cap
• Remove the lens cap before you shoot a picture.
• At times when you are not shooting pictures such as when the
power is off, or while you are carrying the camera, attach the lens
cap to the camera to protect the lens.
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Parts of the Camera
Monitor
Introduction
The following indicators may appear in the monitor during shooting and playback
(actual display varies with current camera settings). See page 17 for how to switch
the monitor display.
Shooting
48
47
46
5
4
7
2
6
1
45
3
9
8
10
11
44
12
13
14
43
15
42
17 18
38, 39
37
41
19
20
35
40
34
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27
33
30 29 28
999
26
22
23
1m00s
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b
49
50
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21
25
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9999
36
31
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Parts of the Camera
Introduction
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
Shooting mode*
........................................28, 44, 45, 65, 69, 108
Focus mode......................................................40
Zoom indicator ..............................................31
Focus indicator...............................................32
AE/AF-L indicator..........................................64
Flash indicator.................................................38
Flash mode .......................................................36
Flash exposure compensation ..........101
Battery level indicator ................................28
Long exposure noise reduction........102
Motion detection icon ...........................195
Vibration reduction icon
(still pictures).................................................193
Electronic VR icon (movies) .................167
Active D-Lighting.......................................103
View/hide histograms.............................191
Print date.........................................................192
Travel destination indicator.................188
“Date not set” indicator..........................217
Wind noise reduction..............................167
Movie options..............................................164
HS movie type .............................................165
Image quality ..................................................83
Image size..........................................................84
Easy panorama...............................................60
(a) Number of exposures remaining
(still pictures) ............................................28
(b) Movie length.........................................157
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
Internal memory indicator..................... 29
Aperture value............................................... 70
Focus area (for manual, center)....32, 95
Focus area (for auto)................................... 95
Focus area (for face detection,
pet detection) .................................59, 65, 95
Focus area
(for subject tracking).................................. 99
Shutter speed................................................. 70
Hand-held/tripod..................................48, 49
ISO sensitivity ..........................................38, 92
Exposure compensation value............ 43
Exposure indicator ...................................... 74
Skin softening ................................................ 67
Smile timer....................................................... 67
Blink proof ........................................................ 68
B&W + color..................................................... 89
Monochrome filter...................................... 89
Image optimization.................................... 87
White balance ................................................ 90
Exposure bracketing .................................. 94
Self-timer indicator ..............................39, 59
Continuous shooting mode...........59, 76
Backlighting (HDR)...................................... 50
Panorama shooting .................................... 58
Spot metering area..................................... 93
Center-weighted area ............................... 93
* The icons vary with the shooting mode.
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Parts of the Camera
Playback
Introduction
4
1
21
20
19
23
22
2 3
5
6
7
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18
17
16
15
9 10
8
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14
13
11
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9999/9999
a
12
1m00s
b
1
Date of recording......................................... 24
13 Internal memory indicator ..................... 34
2
Time of recording ........................................ 24
3
Protect icon....................................................139
Easy panorama playback guide .......... 62
14 Sequence playback guide ................... 113
Movie playback guide............................ 168
4
Sequence display............................113, 145
5
Volume indicator.............................142, 168
Album icon in favorite pictures mode1
...............................................................................124
6
Category icon in auto sort mode1
...............................................................................129
7
Battery level indicator ............................... 28
8
Movie options2 ............................................164
9
Image quality2 ............................................... 83
10 Image size2....................................................... 84
15 Black border.................................................. 155
16 Filter effects icon........................................ 152
17 Skin softening icon................................... 150
18 Print order icon........................................... 135
19 Small picture ......................................154, 156
20 D-Lighting icon .......................................... 149
21 Quick retouch icon................................... 148
22 Voice memo indicator............................ 142
23 File number and type ............................. 215
11 Easy panorama indicator......................... 62
12
1
10
2
(a) Current frame number/total
number of frames................................. 34
(b) Movie length .........................................168
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
Command Dial
Introduction
You can rotate the command dial to select
items from a menu screen or to set any of the
following functions.
For Shooting
Mode
Description
A
71
Mode dial set to j
Adjust the flexible program
Mode dial set to k
Adjust shutter speed
72
Mode dial set to l
Adjust aperture value
73
Mode dial set to m
Adjust shutter speed or aperture value
(Press the multi selector K to switch between 74
settings.)
For Playback
Mode
Description
A
34,
111,
115
Full-frame playback or thumbnail
playback
Choose a picture
Calendar display
Choose a date
Playback zoom
Change the zoom ratio
118
Movie playback
Advanced or rewound
168
During movie pause or editing
Advanced or rewound by one frame
168
117
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Basic Operations
Multi Selector
Introduction
Operate by pressing the up (H), down (I), left (J), right (K) section, or the k (apply
selection) button.
For Shooting
Display m (flash mode) (A36) menu/
choose the option above
Display n
(Self-timer)
(A39) menu
Display o
(exposure
compensation)
(A43) guide*
Flash mode
Apply selection
Display D (focus mode) (A40) menu/
choose the option below
* In shooting mode m (manual), select whether to set the shutter speed or the aperture value when
the command dial is rotated (A74).
For Playback
Choose the
previous
picture
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Choose the
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For the Menu Screen
Choose the option
above
Choose the option
on the left/Return
display to the
previous screen
Choose the option
below
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Shooting menu
Choose the option
on the right/
Display sub-menu
or apply selection
Apply selection or
display sub-menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
Basic Operations
d (Menu) Button
Introduction
Press the d button to display the menu for
the selected mode and to select options for the
menu items.
• Use the multi selector to navigate the menus
(A12).
Displayed when the
G is displayed when there menu contains two
are previous menu options or more pages
Tab for the menus available in the current
Shooting menu
shooting mode*/tab for playback mode menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
Tab for movie menu (during shooting mode)/
playback menu (during playback mode)
Tab for displaying the setup menu
Displayed when there are following
menu options
* The displayed tabs differ according to the chosen shooting mode.
• A (auto) mode: Auto menu tab
• C (scene): Scene menu tab (A45)
• j (Night landscape): Night landscape menu tab (A48)
• e (Night portrait): Night portrait menu tab (A49)
• o (Backlighting): Backlighting menu tab (A50)
• F (Smart portrait): Smart portrait menu tab (A67)
• j, k, l, m, M: Shooting menu tab (A81)
Switching Between Tabs in the Menu Screen
In the menu screen that is displayed when the d button is pressed, choose the
left end tab to switch to the menu of the chosen tab.
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
Press the multi selector J
to highlight the tab.
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
Press the multi selector H
or I to choose another
tab, and press either the
k button or K.
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
The corresponding menu
is displayed.
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Basic Operations
Using Camera Menus
Introduction
1
Press the d button.
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
2
Press the multi selector H or I
to choose an item, and then
press K or the k button.
• Items can also be chosen by rotating
the command dial (A11).
• To change tabs, press J (A13).
3
Shooting menu
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Flash exp. comp.
Long exposure NR
Active D-Lighting
Save user settings
Reset user settings
Multi selector
Press H or I to choose an item and press the
k button.
• The setting is applied.
4
When setting is finished, press the d button.
• The camera exits the menu display.
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Autofocus mode
Single AF
Full-time AF
Basic Operations
Pressing the Shutter-Release Button Halfway/All the Way
Press halfway to lock the
focus and exposure.
Introduction
• 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 the rest of the way
down to shoot.
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Basic Operations
x (Monitor) Button
Introduction
Press the x (monitor) button to switch between the monitor and viewfinder.
Switch to the one that suits the shooting conditions. For example, use the
viewfinder in bright locations when it is difficult to see the monitor.
Monitor
Viewfinder
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Diopter Adjustment of Viewfinder
When the diopter for the viewfinder is out of focus and the
display is difficult to see, adjust the diopter with the diopter
adjustment control. While looking into the viewfinder, rotate
the diopter adjustment control until the display is clearly visible.
• Take care not to scratch your eye with your fingertips or nails.
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Diopter adjustment control
Basic Operations
s (Display) Button
Introduction
To switch between the information displayed
on the monitor during shooting and playback,
press the s (display) button.
For Shooting
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Display information
Display the picture and the
shooting information.
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Movie frame
Display the range of a
movie in a frame.
Information hidden
Display the picture only.
For Playback
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Display photo information
Display the picture taken and
the photo information.
ISO
4
+1.0
200
132
Display shooting
information
Information hidden
Display only the taken picture.
(except for movies)
Display highlight1, histogram2
and shooting information3.
1 The brightest portions of the image (portions that are highlighted) blink. Use highlights as a guide
when setting exposure.
2 The histogram is a bar graph that shows the brightness distribution in the picture. 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.
3 The shooting information displayed includes the folder name, file name, shooting mode used (j,
k, l or m), shutter speed, aperture value, exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, and the current
file number/total number of exposures.
j is displayed when the shooting mode A, y, j, e, o, F or j is chosen.
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First Steps
Inserting the Battery
Insert a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied) into the camera.
• Charge the battery before first use or when the battery is running low (A20).
Slide the cover latch to the Y side (1),
and open the battery-chamber/memory
card slot cover (2).
2
Insert the battery.
First Steps
1
• Use the battery to push the
orange battery latch down in the
direction shown (1), and fully
insert the battery (2).
• When the battery is fully inserted,
the battery latch locks it in place.
Battery chamber
B
Inserting the Battery Correctly
Inserting the battery upside down or backwards could damage the camera. Be
sure to confirm that the battery is in the correct orientation.
3
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Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover (1), and slide the cover latch to the Z
position (2).
Inserting the Battery
Removing the Battery
B
First Steps
Before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover, turn the camera off (A23) and confirm that the
power-on lamp and the monitor are off.
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), then
remove the battery while being careful not to remove the battery 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.
Notes on Battery
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings of “For Your Safety” (Aii) thoroughly before using the
battery.
• Be sure to read and follow the warnings for “The Battery” (A210) thoroughly before using the
battery.
• 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-EL5 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 into the camera (A18).
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 power-on lamp slowly blinks orange to indicate that
the battery is charging.
First Steps
About four hours and 50 minutes are required to charge a
fully exhausted battery.
The following chart explains power-on
lamp status when the camera is plugged
into the electrical outlet.
Power-on lamp
5
Description
Blinks slowly
(orange)
Battery charging.
Off
Battery not charging. When charging is complete, the poweron lamp stops blinking orange and turns off.
Flickers (orange)
• 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” (A210), 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, 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-62A (available separately; A213) is used, power is supplied to the camera
from an electrical outlet, enabling taking and playing back pictures.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than EH-62A.
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 P500 to a computer also charges the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
(A178, 202).
• The EN-EL5 can be charged without using the camera by using the Battery Charger MH-61
(available separately; A213).
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Charging the Battery
Turning On and Off the Camera
C
First Steps
Remove the lens cap before turning on
the camera.
Press the power switch to turn on the
camera.
The power-on lamp (green) lights, and
then the monitor is turned on (the poweron lamp is turned off when the monitor is
turned on).
Press the power switch again to turn off the camera. When the power is turned off,
the monitor and power-on lamp are turned off.
• When the camera is off, holding down the c button turns on the camera in
playback mode (A34).
Message
If Turn the camera off, remove the lens cap, and turn the camera on. is displayed, confirm that
the lens cap is removed and press the power switch to turn the camera on again.
C
Standby Mode (Auto Off)
If no operations are performed, the monitor is turned off automatically, the camera enters standby
mode and the power-on lamp blinks. The camera turns off when the standby mode continues for
about three minutes.
• When the power-on lamp blinks, turn on the monitor again with one of the following operations.
- Press the power switch, the shutter-release button, the c button or the b (e movie-record)
button.
- Rotate the mode dial.
• In shooting or playback mode, the camera enters standby mode in about one minute (default
setting).
• The time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode can be changed from the Auto off
(A199) in the setup menu (A185).
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Setting the Display Language, Date and Time
Dialogs for language selection and camera clock setting are displayed the first time
the camera is turned on.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
First Steps
• The power-on lamp lights, and then the monitor is
turned on (the power-on lamp is turned off when the
monitor is turned on).
2
Press the multi selector H or I
to choose the desired language
and press the k button.
Language
Multi selector
3
Press H or I to choose Yes and press the k
button.
• To cancel setting the time zone and date, select No.
Čeština
Dansk
Deutsch
English
Español
Ελληνικά
Cancel
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
Cancel
4
Press J or K to select your home time zone
(Time zone) (A190), and press the k button.
London
Casablanca
Back
D
Daylight Saving Time
To set the date and time in a time zone where daylight saving is in
effect, turn on the daylight saving setting with H in the time zone
selection screen shown in step 4.
• When turned on, the W icon is displayed on the top of the screen.
• To turn off, press I.
London
Casablanca
Back
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Setting the Display Language, Date and Time
5
Date format
Press H, J, I or K to set date and time, and
press the k button.
Date and time
Year/Month/Day
Month/Day/Year
Day/Month/Year
D
First Steps
6
Press H or I to choose the date display order
and press the k button or K.
M
Y
15
05
2011
• To choose an item: Press K or J (selected in the
following order: D (day) ➝ M (month) ➝ Y (year) ➝
15
10
hour ➝ minute).
• To set the contents: Press H or I. Date and time can
Edit
also be set by rotating the command dial (A11).
• Finish setting: Choose minute, check that the lens cap has been removed, and then
press the k button or K.
• After finishing the setting, the lens extends slightly and the shooting screen is
displayed.
D
Imprinting the Date and Changing the Date and Time
• To imprint the date on pictures when shooting, first set the date and time, and then set Print date
(A192) in the setup menu (A185).
• To change the date and time of the camera clock, set in Time zone and date (A188) in the setup
menu (A185).
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Inserting the Memory Card
First Steps
The recorded data is stored in the camera’s internal memory (approx. 102 MB) or on
commercially available Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (A214).
If a memory card is inserted in the camera, data is automatically stored on the
memory card, and data recorded to the memory card can be played back,
deleted, or transferred. To use the internal memory, remove the memory
card.
• A memory card is required for movie recording.
1
Confirm that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are turned 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.
• Slide the memory card, until it clicks into
place.
Memory card slot
B
Inserting the Memory Card Correctly
Inserting the memory card upside down or backwards could damage the camera or
the memory card. Be sure to confirm that the memory card is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Removing the Memory Card
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Before opening the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover, turn the camera off and confirm that the poweron lamp and the monitor are off.
Press the memory card in lightly with your finger (1) to
partially eject it, and then pull it out straight (2).
• The camera, battery or memory card may be hot
immediately after using the camera. Observe caution
when removing the battery or memory card.
Inserting the Memory Card
B
Formatting a Memory Card
B
The Write Protect Switch
When the memory card switch is in the “Lock” position, data
cannot be written to, or deleted from, the memory card. If you
want to record data, delete data or format the memory card,
and the switch is in the “Lock” position, slide the switch to its
original position to unlock it.
B
First Steps
Card is not formatted.
If the message on the right is displayed when the camera is turned
Format card?
on, the memory card must be formatted before use. Note that
formatting (A200) permanently deletes all pictures and
other data on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any
Yes
data you wish to keep before formatting the memory card.
No
To format, use the multi selector to choose Yes and press the k
button. When the confirmation dialog is displayed, choose Format
and press the k button to start formatting.
• Do not turn the camera off, or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until formatting
is complete.
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it (A200) with this camera.
Write protect switch
Memory Cards
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
• Do not perform the following operations 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 memory card:
- Eject the memory card
- Remove the battery
- Turn off the camera
- Disconnect the AC adapter
• Do not use a computer to format the memory card.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks.
• Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not leave in direct sunlight, closed vehicles or areas exposed to high temperatures.
• Do not expose to humidity, 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 how to take pictures in A (auto) mode, an automatic, “pointand-shoot” mode recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
1
Remove the lens cap and press the power
switch to turn on the camera.
• The lens extends slightly, and the monitor is turned on.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Rotate the mode dial
to A.
Auto mode
3
Check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery Level
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 exposures remaining is displayed.
The number of pictures that can be stored depends on the remaining capacity of the
internal memory or memory card, the image quality, and the image size (A85).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On and Select A (Auto) Mode
Indicators Displayed in A (Auto) Mode
Shooting mode
A is displayed in
A (auto) mode.
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Aperture value (A70)
Internal memory indicator
Pictures are recorded to internal memory
(approx. 102 MB). When a memory card is
inserted, C is not displayed and pictures are
recorded to the memory card.
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Movie options
Only when a memory
card is inserted, the
type of movie is
displayed for movie
recording (A157, 164,
165).
Image quality/image size
The current image quality
(compression ratio) and image
size are displayed. The default
settings are W (Normal) for
image quality and
G (4000×3000) for image size.
When the monitor has been turned off in standby mode to save power (the power-on lamp is
blinking) (A199), turn on the monitor again with one of the following operations.
- Press the power switch, the shutter-release button, the c button or the b (e movierecord) button.
- Rotate the mode dial.
C
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Shutter speed
(A70)
Vibration reduction icon
Reduces the effects of
camera shake.
Note on the 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 a flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is backlit, be sure to
raise the flash (A37).
C
Functions Available in A (Auto) Mode
• The flash mode (A36) can be adjusted, self-timer (A39), focus mode (A40) and exposure
compensation (A43) can be applied.
• Press the d button to specify settings for the shooting menu options Image quality (A83)
and Image size (A84).
D
Vibration Reduction
• See Vibration reduction (A193) in the setup menu (A185) 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
Ready the camera.
• Hold the camera steadily in both hands.
• Keep your fingers, hair, strap and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF-assist
illuminator and microphone.
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2
Frame a picture.
• Position the main subject near the center of the
monitor.
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Using the Viewfinder
Use the viewfinder to frame pictures when bright light
makes it difficult to see the display on the monitor. Press
the x button to switch to the viewfinder (A16).
When the diopter for the viewfinder is out of focus,
rotate the diopter adjustment control to a position
where the display is clearly visible (A16).
• Take care not to scratch your eye with your fingertips
or nails.
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Diopter adjustment
control
x button
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Viewfinder
Step 2 Frame a Picture
Using the 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
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Zoom out
Zoom in
Rotate the zoom control to activate the 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.
• When the camera is turned on, the zoom is at the
maximum wide-angle position.
• Rotating the zoom control all the way in either
direction adjusts the zoom quickly, while rotating the
control partially adjusts the zoom slowly.
Optical zoom Digital zoom
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the
monitor when the zoom control is rotated.
• The zoom can also be operated by rotating the side zoom control (A5) toward
g or f.
The function of the side zoom control can be set in the Assign side zoom
control (A198) in the setup menu (A185).
Digital zoom enabled
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame and the focus area is not displayed
when digital zoom is in effect.
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Digital Zoom and Interpolation
Unlike the optical zoom, the digital zoom uses a digital imaging process known as interpolation to
magnify images, resulting in slight deterioration of picture quality depending on the image size
(A84) 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.
When the image size is small
• Using Digital zoom (A197) in the setup menu (A185), it is possible to restrict the magnification
of the digital zoom to a range where images do not deteriorate, or to set the digital zoom so that
it does not operate.
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Step 3 Focus and Shoot
1
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• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
(A15), the camera sets focus and exposure (shutter
speed and aperture value).
The focus and exposure remain locked while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
• The camera automatically focuses on the subject in the
center focus area. When the subject is in focus, the
focus area lights in green.
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• When the digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of
the screen, and the focus area is not displayed. When the subject is in focus, the focus
indicator (A8) lights in green.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and the focus area or the focus
indicator blinks red, the camera is unable to focus. Change the composition and press
the shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the
way down.
• The shutter is released and the picture is recorded to
the memory card or internal memory.
B
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Press the shutter-release button halfway.
When the Subject Is Close to the Camera
If the camera cannot focus, try shooting with p (macro close-up) in the focus mode (A40) or the
Close-up scene mode (A55).
Step 3 Focus and Shoot
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During Recording
While the indicator showing the number of exposures remaining is blinking, images are being
recorded. Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. Cutting the 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
D
Focus Lock
Use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when Center is selected for AF area mode.
• Be sure that the distance between the camera and the subject does not change.
• When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the exposure is locked.
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Position the
subject at the
center of the
frame.
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shutterrelease
button
halfway.
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Confirm that
the focus area
lights in green.
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Autofocus may not perform as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the subject
may not be in focus despite the fact that the active focus area or focus indicator lights in green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the subject
makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject, wearing a white shirt, is
standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g., an animal inside a cage)
• Subjects that repeat the same pattern (e.g., window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly
shaped windows)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus several times,
or focus on another subject and use focus lock. When using focus lock, be sure that the distance
between the camera and the subject with which focus was locked is the same as that for the actual
subject.
The camera can also be focused using manual focus (A42).
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Continue holding
Press the
down the shutter- shutter-release
release button button the rest
halfway and
of the way
recompose the down to shoot.
picture.
AF-assist illuminator
When lighting is dim, the AF-assist illuminator (A196) may light when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
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Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
Viewing Pictures (Playback Mode)
Press the c (Playback) button.
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
c (Playback)
button
• The last picture shot is displayed in fullframe playback mode.
• Press the multi selector H or J to view the
previous image. Press I or K to view the
next image. Continue holding down H, I,
J or K to scroll quickly through pictures.
Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the
Multi selector
command dial.
• Pictures may be briefly displayed at low resolution immediately after switching to the
previous or next picture.
• To return to shooting mode, press the c button again or press the shutter-release button or
b (e movie-record) button.
• C is displayed when pictures stored in the internal memory
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are displayed. When a memory card is inserted, C is not
displayed and pictures stored on the memory card are
displayed.
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4
Internal memory indicator
C
When the Monitor Is Turned Off to Save Power
When the power-on lamp blinks, press the c button to turn on the monitor again (A199).
C
Options Available in Playback Mode
For details, see “More on Playback” (A111) or “Editing Pictures” (A146).
C
Pressing the c Button to Turn on the Camera
When the camera is off, holding down the c button turns on the camera in playback mode. The lens
does not extend.
C
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Viewing Pictures
• Press the x button to switch between using the monitor and viewfinder display (A16).
• Press the s button to switch between showing and hiding the photo information or shooting
information that is displayed on the monitor (A17).
• Pictures that were shot using face priority (A97) or pet detection (A59) will be rotated
automatically when displayed in full-frame playback mode according to the orientation of the face
(except for pictures shot when continuous (A76) or Exposure bracketing (A94) was set).
• When images captured with the continuous shooting feature are displayed, each series of images
is treated as a group, and only the group’s “key picture” is displayed (see “Playing Images Captured
Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence)” (A113) for more information).
Step 4 Viewing and Deleting Pictures
Deleting Unnecessary Images
1
Press the l button to delete the image
currently displayed on the monitor.
• To exit without deleting, press the d button.
2
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
desired deletion method and press the k
button.
Delete
3
Press H or I to select Yes and press the k
button.
Erase 1 image?
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• To cancel, select No and press the k button.
Yes
No
Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose an
image to be deleted and press H to add y to
the image.
• To undo the selection, press I to remove y.
• Rotate the zoom control (A4) toward g (i) to switch
back to full-frame playback or f (h) to display
thumbnails.
2
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• Current image: Only the current image or voice memo
Current image
(A143) is deleted.
Erase selected images
• Erase selected images: Multiple images can be selected
All images
and deleted.
See “Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen” for more information.
• All images: All images are deleted.
Erase selected images
Back
ON/OFF
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 on the monitor.
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Notes on Deletion
• Deleted images cannot be restored. Transfer important images to a computer before deleting them.
• Protected images cannot be deleted (A139).
• Deleting images captured with the continuous shooting feature ➝ “Deleting Images in a Sequence” (A114)
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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
In dark locations or when the subject is backlit, you can shoot pictures with a flash by
raising the flash. You can set a flash mode that suits the shooting conditions.
• The flash has a range of about 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.) at the wide-angle
zoom position, and about 2.2 to 4.5 m (7 ft. 3 in. to 14 ft.) at the telephoto zoom
position (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto).
U
Auto
Flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
V
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Reduces “red-eye” in portraits.
W
Off
Flash does not fire.
X
Fill flash
The flash fires when a picture is taken, regardless of how bright the subject is. Use to
“fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit subjects.
Y
Slow sync
Fill flash 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.
Z
Rear-curtain sync
Fill flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating the effect of a stream of light
behind moving subjects.
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Auto with red-eye reduction
Flash Mode Setting
• The default flash mode setting varies with the shooting mode (A44).
- A (auto) mode: U Auto
- y (Scene): Options vary depending on the scenes (A46 to 59).
- j (Night landscape): fixed at W (Off )
- e (Night portrait): fixed at V (auto with red-eye reduction)
- o (Backlighting): fixed at X (fill flash) (when HDR is Off ), fixed at W (Off ) (when HDR is On)
(A50)
- F (Smart portrait): U (auto flash) (when blink proof is Off ), fixed at W (Off ) (when blink proof
is On) (A68).
- j, k, l, m, M: U Auto
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
• In the following situations, the setting for flash mode is stored in the camera’s memory even after
the camera is turned off.
- When shooting mode j, k, l or m is used
- When shooting with V (Auto with red-eye reduction) in A (auto) mode
Using the Flash
Setting the Flash Mode
1
Press the m (flash pop-up) button.
• Flash is raised.
• When the flash is lowered, the flash mode is fixed at W (Off ).
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Press m (flash mode) on the multi selector.
• The flash mode menu is displayed.
3
Press the multi selector H or I to choose the
desired mode and press the k button.
Flash mode
• The mode selected for the flash is displayed.
• When U (Auto) is applied, D is only displayed for
a few seconds even if monitor indicators (A17) are
turned on.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.
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Lowering the Flash
When not using the flash, lower it by gently pushing it down.
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Using the Flash
B
Shooting When Lighting is Dim or When the Flash is Set to W (Off)
• Use of a tripod is recommended to stabilize the camera during shooting and avoid the effects of
camera shake. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration reduction (A193) to
Off in the setup menu (A185).
• E may be displayed in the shooting screen. When E is displayed, the ISO sensitivity has
increased automatically.
• The noise reduction function may operate with some shooting conditions such as dim lighting.
When the noise reduction function operates, it may take more time to save images.
B
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Note on Using the Flash
Reflections from dust particles in the air may appear as bright spots in pictures. To reduce these
reflections, set the flash to W (Off), or shoot pictures with the flash lowered.
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Flash Indicator
The flash indicator shows the flash status when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway down.
• On: Flash fires when picture is shot.
• Blinks: Flash is charging. Wait a few seconds and try again.
• Off: Flash does not fire when picture is shot.
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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 following when taking pictures:
• Due to pre-flashes, there is a slight lag between when the shutter-release button is pressed and
when the picture is shot.
• The time required to save the picture increases slightly.
• 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 advanced red-eye
reduction processing. In these cases, choose another mode and try again.
When Red-eye reduction (A196) in the setup menu is set to Pre-flash off, the shutter is released
immediately when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
Taking Pictures with the Self-Timer
The self-timer is suitable for taking group pictures and reducing the vibration when
the shutter-release button is pressed.
When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is recommended. Set Vibration
reduction (A193) in the setup menu (A185) to Off when using a tripod to
stabilize the camera.
1
Press n (self-timer) on the multi selector.
• The self-timer menu is displayed.
Press the multi selector H or I to choose 10s
or 2s and press the k button.
•
•
•
•
3
10s (ten seconds): suitable for group pictures
2s (two seconds): suitable for preventing camera shake
The mode selected for the self-timer is displayed.
If the k button is not pressed within a few seconds, the
selection will be canceled.
Self-timer
Frame the picture and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
• The focus and exposure are set.
4
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. The self-timer lamp
blinks while the timer is counting down.
About one second before the shutter is
released, the lamp stops blinking and remains
lit.
• When the shutter is released, the self-timer
turns OFF.
• To stop the timer before a picture is taken,
press the shutter-release button again.
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Using Focus Mode
Choose a focus mode according to the desired scene.
A
Autofocus
Camera automatically adjusts focus according to distance to subject. Use when the
distance from subject to lens is 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) or more, or 2.2 m (7 ft. 3 in.) or more
when camera is zoomed in to the maximum telephoto position.
D
Macro close-up
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
Use for close-ups of flowers or small objects.
The closest shooting distance will vary according to the magnification of the zoom.
In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator light in green (wideangle position from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about
10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. At the zoom position that is three increments from the
maximum wide-angle position to the telephoto position, the camera can focus on
subjects as close as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
B
Infinity
Use when shooting distant scenes through window glass or when shooting
landscapes.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
(A8) always lights in green. However, the camera may not be able to focus on
nearby objects. The flash mode is set to W (off ).
E
Manual focus
The focus can be adjusted for any subject that is a distance of 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity
from the lens (A42).
Focus Modes Available in Each Shooting Mode
A
j, k, l, m, M
A (Autofocus)
w1
w1
D (Macro close-up)
w
w
B (Infinity)
w
w
–
w
–
E (Manual focus)
y
2
j
e
o
F
–
w
w
w
–
–
–
–
w
–
–
–
–
–
–
1
2
Default setting for each shooting mode.
Available focus modes and default setting vary between different scene modes (A46 to 59).
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The Focus Mode Setting
• For shooting modes j, k, l and m, the changed focus mode setting will be stored in the camera’s
memory even after the camera is turned off.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Using Focus Mode
Setting the Focus Mode
1
Press p (focus mode) on the multi
selector.
• The focus mode menu is displayed.
Focus
Press H or I on the multi selector to choose
the desired focus mode and press the k
button.
• The mode selected for focus mode is displayed.
• When A (autofocus) is applied, P is only displayed for
a few seconds even if monitor indicators (A17) are
turned on.
• If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button
within a few seconds, the selection will be cancelled.
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Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
2
Macro Close-up
When using shooting mode j, k, l, m or M, if the shooting menu Autofocus mode (A101) is set
to Full-time AF, the camera will continually focus until you press the shutter-release button halfway
and the focus locks. A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.
In other shooting modes, Full-time AF is turned on automatically when macro mode is turned on
(except Pet portrait scene mode).
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Infinity
If you set focus mode to infinity while using A (auto) mode or the j, k, l, m and M modes, the
focus area will not be displayed on the screen.
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Using Focus Mode
Using Manual Focus
Available when the shooting mode is j, k, l, m, M or the Sports scene mode.
Select a shooting mode with the mode dial (A44).
1
Basic Photography and Playback: A (Auto) Mode
• Use the multi selector to choose E
(manual focus) and press the k button.
• W is displayed on the top of the monitor,
and the image area and the enlarged
center of the picture are displayed at the same time.
2
3
Focus
Adjust the focus.
• Use the multi selector to adjust the focus while viewing
the image on the monitor.
• Press H to focus on far subjects.
• Press I to focus on near subjects.
• Press the shutter-release button halfway to check the
composition. Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down to take the picture.
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Press the k button.
• The set focus is locked. You can continue shooting with
the locked focus.
• To readjust the focus, press the k button again to
display the screen in step 2.
• To change back to autofocus, return to step 1 and choose
any setting other than E.
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Press p (focus mode) on the multi
selector to display the setup menu
for focus mode.
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E (Manual Focus)
• In step 2, the figure displayed with the gauge at the right of the monitor indicates an approximate
distance (m) at which the subject can be in focus when the gauge is near the center. Depending
on the zoom position, 1 (wide-angle position), 3 or 5 (telephoto position) is displayed. To see
whether the subject is in focus, check the subject on the monitor.
• Press the shutter-release button halfway to preview an approximate depth of field (the area in focus
behind and in front of the subject).
• Set Assign side zoom control (A198) in the setup menu (A185) to Manual focus to focus by
using the side zoom control instead of H or I in step 2.
• The digital zoom is not available.
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
By adjusting exposure compensation when taking pictures, overall image
brightness can be adjusted to make images brighter or darker.
1
Press o (exposure compensation) on the
multi selector.
• The exposure compensation guide and histogram are
displayed.
Press the multi selector H or I to select a
compensation value.
Exposure compensation guide
• To make the image brighter, apply positive (+)
exposure compensation.
• To make the image darker, apply negative (–)
exposure compensation.
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Histogram
Exposure compensation value
3
Press the k button to set the compensation
value.
• If the k button is not pressed within a few seconds, the
selection is set and the setting menu disappears.
• When an exposure compensation value other than 0.0
is applied, the value is displayed with the H indicator on
the monitor.
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Press the shutter-release button to take a picture.
• To cancel the exposure compensation setting, return to step 1 and change the value
to 0.0.
Exposure Compensation Value
• The exposure compensation value applied in j, k or l mode is saved in the camera’s memory
even after the camera is turned off.
• When the shooting mode is m (manual) mode (A74) or the scene mode is Fireworks show
(A57), the exposure compensation cannot be used.
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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.
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More on Shooting
Selecting Scenes for Shooting (Mode Dial)
Rotate the mode dial and align an icon to the mark to select one of the following
shooting modes.
Auto mode
More on Shooting
j, k, l, m mode (A69)
M User setting mode (A108)
Choose these modes for
greater control over
shutter speed and
aperture value.
Setting combinations that are
frequently used for shooting
can be saved. The saved
settings can be immediately
retrieved for shooting simply
by rotating the mode dial to M.
A Auto mode (A28)
An automatic, “point-andshoot” mode
recommended for firsttime users of digital
cameras.
F Smart portrait mode
(A65)
The camera detects smiling
faces using face priority
and releases the shutter
automatically. The Skin
softening function makes a
human subject’s skin
appear smoother.
Scene mode (A45)
Shoot with settings suitable for the scene by choosing one of the scene modes.
y (Scene): Choose the desired scene from 15 different scene types, and the camera’s
settings are automatically optimized for the selected scene.
In Scene auto selector mode, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode
for simpler shooting.
j (Night landscape): Produces night landscape shots with reduced blurring and noise, or
capture the atmosphere of a night landscape with a slow shutter speed.
e (Night portrait): The flash fires to light the portrait subject while preserving the
atmosphere of the evening or night view.
o (Backlighting): The flash fires to prevent the backlit subject from being hidden in
shadow, or the HDR function can be used to shoot scenes with high contrast.
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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.
j Night landscape (A48)
e Night portrait (A49)
R Backlighting (A50)
Rotate the mode dial to j,
e, or R and take pictures.
y (Scene)
x
Scene auto selector (default setting)
(A46)
i Dusk/dawn (A54)
b Portrait (A51)
k Close-up (A55)
c Landscape (A51)
u Food (A56)
d Sports (A52)
l Museum (A57)
f Party/indoor (A52)
m Fireworks show (A57)
Z Beach (A53)
n Black and white copy (A57)
z Snow (A53)
p Panorama (A58)
h Sunset (A53)
O Pet portrait (A59)
More on Shooting
Press the d button to display the scene menu and choose one of the following
shooting scenes.
Scene menu
Scene auto selector
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Party/indoor
Beach
Snow
• For scene modes that use the flash, be sure to press the m (flash pop-up) button to
raise the flash before shooting.
• Choose a scene type from the scene menu and rotate the zoom control (A4) toward
g (j) to view a description (help) of that scene. To return to the original screen, rotate
the zoom control toward g (j) again.
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Image Quality and Image Size
If you press the d button in scene mode, you can set Image quality (A83) and Image size
(A84). Changes made to the image quality and image size settings apply to all shooting modes
(except for shooting mode M).
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto
Selector)
By simply framing a picture, the camera automatically selects the optimum scene
mode from the following for simpler shooting.
• d: Auto mode (general shooting)
• g: Night landscape
• e: Portrait
• i: Close-up
• f: Landscape
• j: Backlighting
• h: Night portrait
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1
Rotate the mode dial to y.
2
Press the d button to display
the scene menu, choose x Scene
auto selector with the multi
selector and press the k button.
• Scene auto selector is enabled.
• When the flash is not raised, the message
The flash is lowered. is displayed.
• Press the m (flash pop-up) button to raise the flash.
3
Scene auto selector
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Party/indoor
Beach
Snow
Frame the subject and take the picture.
• The shooting mode icon changes.
• Press the shutter-release button halfway to set the focus
and exposure. When the subject is in focus, the focus
area (active focus area) lights in 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
• The 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 (A28) or choose the desired scene mode manually (A48).
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Focusing in Scene Auto Selector
• In Scene auto selector, the camera detects and focuses on a face (see “Shooting with Face Priority”
(A97) for more information).
• When the shooting mode icon is d or i (Close-up), in the same way as when the AF area
mode (A95) is set to Auto, the camera automatically selects one or more of the nine focus areas
containing the subject closest to the camera.
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Shooting with Night landscape and Night portrait When Using Scene Auto
Selector
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More on Shooting
• If the camera switches to g (Night landscape) when using Scene auto selector, pictures are shot
continuously, and the camera combines these pictures to save a single picture.
• If the camera switches to h (Night portrait) when using Scene auto selector, flash mode is fixed
at slow sync with 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 (A193) to
Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
Flash
• U (Auto) (default setting) or W (Off) flash mode settings (A36) can be applied.
- When U (Auto) is applied, the camera automatically chooses the optimum flash mode setting
for the scene mode it has selected.
- When W (Off ) is set, the flash does not fire even when the flash is raised.
• If you do not want to use the flash, you can shoot while the flash is lowered.
C
Functions Available in Scene Auto Selector
• Self-timer (A39) and exposure compensation (A43) settings can be adjusted.
• The p (focus mode) button (A12, 40) on the multi selector is not available.
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Selecting a Scene Mode to Take Pictures (Features)
• The mode dial can be used to select scenes when shooting (A44).
• See “Shooting in the Scene Selected by the Camera (Scene Auto Selector)”
(A46) for more information on Scene auto selector scene mode.
• The X shown for each scene is the setting for the flash mode when the flash is
raised (A36). n is the setting for the Self-timer (A39), p is the setting for
focus mode (A40) and o is the setting for exposure compensation (A43).
j Night landscape
Q
Use this mode to capture the ambience of night landscapes.
Press the d button to select Hand-held or Tripod in Night
landscape.
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• Hand-held (default setting): This enables you to shoot with
the minimum of camera shake and noise even when holding
the camera by hand.
- The Y icon is displayed on the shooting screen.
- When the j icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green, press the shutter-release
button all the way to shoot a series of pictures, 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 picture is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera
off before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
- The angle of view (image area) seen in the saved image will be narrower than that seen
on the monitor at the time of shooting.
• Tripod: Select this mode when the camera is stabilized, such as with a tripod.
- The Z icon is displayed on the shooting screen.
- Vibration reduction (A193) is automatically set to Off regardless of the applied
option in the setup menu (A185).
- Press the shutter-release button all the way to shoot a single picture at slow shutter
speeds.
• Camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus
area always lights in green. However, because the camera focuses at infinity, it may not
be able to focus on nearby objects.
• The digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light.
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W
n
Off*
p
B
o
0.0*
Other settings can be selected.
Q: Noise reduction is performed for pictures shot in scene modes with Q, so they may take longer
to record.
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Q
e Night portrait
Use this mode for portraits taken at sunset or at night. Flash is
used to illuminate the subject while maintaining the mood of
the background.
Press the d button to select Hand-held or Tripod in Night
portrait.
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• Hand-held: This enables you to shoot with the minimum of camera shake and noise even
when holding the camera by hand.
- The Y icon is displayed on the shooting screen.
- When the e icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green, press the shutter-release
button all the way to shoot a series of pictures, 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 picture is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera
off before the monitor switches to the shooting screen.
- The angle of view (image area) seen in the saved image will be narrower than that seen
on 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 mode when the camera is stabilized, such as with a
tripod.
- The Z icon is displayed on the shooting screen.
- Vibration reduction (A193) is automatically set to Off regardless of the applied
option in the setup menu (A185).
- Press the shutter-release button all the way to shoot a single picture at slow shutter
speeds.
• Shoot pictures with the flash raised.
• The digital zoom is not available.
• The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face (see “Shooting with Face Priority”
(A97) for more information).
- If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on the face closest to the
camera.
- After the Skin softening feature makes the subject’s skin appear smoother (up to three
people), the camera records the image (A66).
- If no faces are recognized, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
X
1
2
V1
n
Off2
p
A
o
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Fill flash is used with red-eye reduction.
Other settings can be selected.
Q: Noise reduction is performed for pictures shot in scene modes with Q, so they may take longer
to record.
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o Backlighting
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing features or details into shadow.
Press the d button to adjust HDR (high dynamic range) composite settings in HDR for the
shooting scene.
• When HDR is set to Off (default setting): The flash fires to
prevent the subject from being hidden in shadow.
- Shoot pictures with the flash raised.
- Press the shutter-release button all the way to shoot a
single picture.
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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 on the shooting screen. If
there are very bright areas and very dark areas in the
frame, the o icon lights in green.
- The digital zoom is not available.
- When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way,
the camera shoots pictures continuously with a high
shutter speed, and saves the following two images.
- An image processed by D-Lighting (A149) at the time of shooting
- HDR composite image (the effects of over-exposure and under-exposure are
reduced)
- The second image saved is an HDR composite image. If only one image can be saved,
an image processed by D-Lighting is the only image saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera steady without
moving it until a still picture is displayed. After taking a picture, it takes some time to
save the image. Do not turn the camera off before the monitor switches to the shooting
screen.
- The angle of view (image area) seen in the saved image will be narrower than that seen
on the monitor at the time of shooting.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
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2
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m/W1
n
Off2
p
When HDR is set to Off, the flash mode is fixed at X (fill flash).
When HDR is set to On, the flash mode is fixed at W (off).
Other settings can be selected.
A
o
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Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
y M b Portrait
Use this mode for portraits.
• The camera automatically detects and focuses on a face (see
“Shooting with Face Priority” (A97) for more information).
• If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera focuses on
the face closest to the camera.
• After the Skin softening feature makes the subject’s skin
appear smoother (up to three people), the camera records
the image (A66).
• If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• The digital zoom is not available.
X
V*
n
Off*
p
A
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
Other settings can be selected.
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y M c Landscape
Use this mode for vivid landscapes and cityscapes.
• The camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
(A8) always lights in green. However, because the camera
focuses at infinity, it may not be able to focus on nearby
objects.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light.
X
*
W
n
Off*
p
B
Other settings can be selected.
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y M 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 of moving
subjects can be captured clearly.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
The camera continuously adjusts the focus until the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway to lock the focus.
• While the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, up to five pictures are shot at a rate
of about eight frames per second (fps) when Image quality is set to Normal and Image size
is set to F 4000×3000.
• Focus, exposure and white balance are fixed at values determined with the first shot in each
series.
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary, depending upon the current image
quality setting, image size setting, and the memory card used.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light.
X
1
2
W
n
Off
p
A1
o
0.02
o
0.02
E (manual focus) can be selected.
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.
• Hold the camera steadily as pictures are easily affected by
camera shake. When shooting under low lighting, use of a
tripod is recommended. Set Vibration reduction (A193)
to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
X
1
2
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V1
n
Off2
p
A
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used. 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.
X
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U*
n
Off*
p
A
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
o
0.0*
Other settings can be selected.
y M z Snow
X
*
U*
n
Off*
p
A
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Captures the brightness of such subjects as sunlit snowfields.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
Other settings can be selected.
O
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.
X
*
W*
n
Off*
p
A
Other settings can be selected.
O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A193) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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OQ
y M i Dusk/dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise
or after sunset.
• The camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, the focus area or focus indicator
(A8) always lights in green. However, because the camera
focuses at infinity, it may not be able to focus on nearby
objects.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light.
X
*
W
n
Off*
p
B
o
0.0*
Other settings can be selected.
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O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A193) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
Q: Noise reduction is performed for pictures shot in scene modes with Q, so they may take longer
to record.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
y M k Close-up
Photograph flowers, insects and other small objects at close
range.
• The focus mode (A40) setting is changed to D (macro
close-up) and the camera automatically zooms to the closest
position to the subject where the camera can shoot.
X
1
2
W1
n
Off2
p
p
o
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• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies depending on the zoom
position. In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator light in green (wideangle position from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm
(4 in.) from the lens. At the zoom position that is three increments from the maximum
wide-angle position to the telephoto position, the camera can focus on subjects as close
as about 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
• AF area mode is set to Manual to enable the focus area to be chosen (A95). Press the
k button, and then press the multi selector H, I, J or K to move the focus area.
To adjust the following settings, press the k button to temporarily cancel focus area
selection, and then adjust each setting.
- Flash mode or self-timer
- Exposure compensation
• The camera continuously focuses using autofocus until you press the shutter-release
button halfway to lock the focus.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A193) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
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Other settings can be selected. Note that when shooting with the flash, the flash may be unable
to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.).
Other settings can be selected.
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y M u Food
Use this mode when taking pictures of food.
• The focus mode (A40) setting is changed to D (macro
close-up) and the camera automatically zooms to the closest
position to the subject where the camera can shoot.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies depending on the zoom
position. In the zoom position where the F icon and zoom indicator light in green (wideangle position from the K icon), the camera can focus on subjects as close as about 10 cm
(4 in.) from the lens. At the zoom position that is three increments from the maximum wideangle position to the telephoto position, the camera can focus on subjects as close as about
1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
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• You can adjust hue within a slider display at the left of the
monitor. Press the multi selector H to increase the red hue,
and I to increase the blue hue. The hue adjustments are
stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is
turned off.
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• AF area mode is set to Manual to enable the focus area to be chosen (A95). Press the
k button, and then press the multi selector H, I, J or K to move the focus area.
To adjust the following settings, press the k button to temporarily cancel focus area
selection, and then adjust each setting.
- Hue
- Self-timer
- Exposure compensation
• The camera focuses continuously until focus is locked by pressing the shutter-release
button halfway.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that Vibration reduction
(A193) is enabled and hold the camera steadily.
X
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W
n
Other settings can be selected.
Off*
p
p
o
0.0*
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
y M l Museum
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for
example, in museums and art galleries) or in other situations in
which you do not want to use the flash.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• BSS (Best Shot Selector) (A76) can be used for shooting.
• As pictures are easily affected by camera shake, be sure that
Vibration reduction (A193) is enabled and hold the
camera steadily.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light.
X
n
Off1
p
A2
o
0.01
o
0.0
o
0.01
Other settings can be selected.
D (macro close-up) can be selected.
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2
W
O
y M m Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of
light from fireworks.
• The camera focuses at infinity. When the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway, the focus indicator (A8) always
lights in green. However, because the camera focuses at
infinity, it may not be able to focus on nearby objects.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light.
X
W
n
Off
p
B
y M n Black and white copy
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board or
in print.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Use p (macro close-up) mode at focus mode (A40) with this
mode to shoot pictures at close distances.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well.
X
1
2
W1
n
Off1
p
A2
Other settings can be selected.
D (macro close-up) can be selected.
O: Use of a tripod is recommended in scenes with which O is indicated. Set Vibration reduction
(A193) to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera.
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y M p Panorama
Use this mode for shooting panorama pictures.
Select Easy panorama or Panorama assist on the screen that is displayed when
p Panorama scene mode is selected.
• Easy panorama (default setting): Shoots panorama pictures that can be played back on
the camera by moving the camera in the direction you want to create a panorama picture.
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➝ See “Taking Pictures with Easy Panorama” (A60).
➝ See “Viewing Pictures Recorded with Easy Panorama” (A62).
• Panorama assist: Shoots multiple pictures while confirming the seams. Transfer pictures
to a computer and use the supplied Panorama Maker 5 software (A177) to join them
in a single panorama.
➝ See “Taking Pictures with Panorama Assist” (A63).
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1
2
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n
Off2
p
A3
o
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When shooting in Panorama assist, other settings can be selected.
When shooting in Panorama assist, the self-timer is available.
When shooting in Easy panorama, B (infinity) can be selected.
When shooting in Panorama assist, D (macro close-up) or B (infinity) can be selected.
Other settings can be selected.
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Note on Printing Panorama Pictures
When printing panorama pictures, a full view may not be printed depending on the printer settings.
Additionally, printing may not be available depending on the printer.
For more information, see your printer’s manual or contact a digital photo lab.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
y M O Pet portrait
X
1
2
3
W
n
Y1
p
Off can be selected. The self-timer 10s or 2s cannot be used.
D (macro close-up) can be selected.
Other settings can be selected.
A2
o
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Use this mode for shooting pictures of dogs or cats. The camera
detects and focuses on the face of a dog or cat. When the
subject is in focus, the shutter is released automatically (Pet
portrait auto release (default setting)) and the camera shoots
three pictures.
• Detected faces are displayed in a double frame indicating the
focus area, and when a face is in focus, this double frame
lights in green.
Up to five pet faces can be detected simultaneously. If the
camera detects multiple faces, the double-frame focus area is
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frame borders are displayed around the other faces.
• Even if a pet’s face is not detected, press the shutter-release button to release the shutter.
- If a pet’s face is not detected, the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Press the V (continuous shooting mode) button (A4) to change the continuous settings.
- Single: One picture is shot each time the shutter-release button is pressed. When
Single is selected, U is displayed for a few seconds on the shooting screen.
- Continuous (default setting): In Pet portrait auto release (default setting), the
camera shoots three pictures when it focuses on the detected face (Frame rate: up to
about 1.8 fps when the image quality is Normal and the image size is F 4000×3000).
When pet portrait auto release is not used, the camera shoots about 24 pictures at a rate
of up to about 1.8 frames per second while the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way (when the image quality is Normal and the image size is F 4000×3000). When
Continuous is selected, V is displayed on the shooting screen.
• Press the multi selector J (n) to change the pet portrait auto release settings.
- Pet portrait auto release (default setting): When the camera focuses on the detected
face, the shutter is released automatically. When Pet portrait auto release is selected,
d is displayed on the shooting screen.
- Off: Press the shutter-release button to release the shutter.
• Pet portrait auto release is automatically set to Off in the following situations.
- When continuous shooting using pet portrait auto release is repeated five times
- When the camera resumes from standby mode for saving power (A23)
- When the internal memory or memory card becomes full
To continue shooting using Pet portrait auto release, press the multi selector J (n)
and reset.
• The digital zoom is not available.
• AF-assist illuminator (A196) does not light. Button and shutter sounds (A199) are disabled.
• In some cases, dogs or cats may not be detected or other animals may be detected,
depending on the distance between the camera and the pet, where the pet is facing, how
fast it is moving, the brightness, and other shooting conditions.
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Taking Pictures with Easy Panorama
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1
Rotate the mode dial to y.
2
Press the d button to display the
scene menu screen, choose
p Panorama with the multi
selector and press the k button.
3
Choose V Easy panorama and press the
k button.
4
Select the shooting range from W Normal
(180°) or X Wide (360°), and press the k
button.
Scene menu
Panorama
Pet portrait
Image quality
Image size
Panorama
Easy panorama
Panorama assist
Easy panorama
Normal (180°)
Wide (360°)
• The image size (W × H) when the camera is held in
landscape orientation is as follows.
- W Normal (180°): 3200 × 560 when the camera is
moved horizontally, 1024 × 3200 when the camera is
moved vertically
- X Wide (360°): 6400 × 560 when the camera is moved horizontally, 1024 × 6400
when the camera is moved vertically
• For the image size when the camera is held in “tall” orientation, the combinations of
the moving direction and W × H are the opposites of the above.
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5
Frame the first portion of the panorama scene,
and press the shutter-release button halfway
to adjust the focus.
• The zoom is fixed at the wide-angle position.
• The framing guide is displayed on the screen.
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• The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame.
• Exposure compensation (A43) can be adjusted.
• If the focus or exposure cannot be set for the main subject, try the focus lock (A33).
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Press the shutter-release button all the way,
and release it.
• The I icon showing the current panorama direction is
displayed.
7
Move the camera straight and slowly in one of
the four directions to start shooting.
• When the camera detects the panorama direction, the
shooting starts.
• The guide showing the current shooting point is
displayed.
• When the guide showing the shooting point reaches
the end, the shooting ends.
Guide
Example of moving the camera
• Hold the camera steadily and move it horizontally or vertically, as in drawing an arc.
• Move the camera from end to end within about 15 seconds when the panorama range is 180°, and
within about 30 seconds when it is 360°.
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Notes on Easy Panorama Shooting
• The image area seen in the saved image will be narrower than that seen on the monitor at the time
of shooting.
• When the camera movement speed is too fast or there is a large amount of camera shake, the
shooting ends in an error.
• Panorama pictures are not saved when the shooting stops before reaching half of the panorama range.
• When the shooting reaches more than half of the panorama range but finishes before the end
point, the range that is not shot will be recorded as a gray area.
Viewing Pictures Recorded with Easy Panorama
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Switch to playback mode (A34, 111), display the
picture recorded with easy panorama in full-frame
playback mode and press the k button. The camera
displays the short side of the picture filling the entire
screen and scrolls the picture automatically.
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• The picture is scrolled in the direction of the
panorama shooting.
• Press the multi selector to fast forward or rewind.
Playback controls are displayed at the top of the
monitor during playback. When you choose a playback
control with the multi selector J or K and press the k
button, the following operations can be performed.
To
Use
Rewind
A
Scroll quickly back while the k button is pressed.
Description
Advance
B
Scroll quickly forward while the k button is pressed.
The following operations can be performed with the playback
controls at the top of the monitor while playback is paused.
Pause
End
E
G
C
Rewind while the k button is pressed.*
D
Scroll while the k button is pressed.*
F
Restart the automatic scroll.
Return to full-frame playback mode.
* The pictures can also be scrolled by rotating the command dial.
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Note on Viewing Pictures Recorded with Easy Panorama
Panorama pictures recorded with functions other than easy panorama of the COOLPIX P500 may not
be scrolled or zoomed on this camera.
Shooting Suited to Scenes (Scene Mode)
Taking Pictures with Panorama Assist
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame. Using a tripod makes
the composition easier. When the camera is stabilized with a tripod, set Vibration
reduction (A193) to Off in the setup menu (A185).
Rotate the mode dial to y.
2
Press the d button to display the
scene menu screen, choose
p Panorama with the multi
selector and press the k button.
3
Choose U Panorama assist
and press the k button.
• The I icon is displayed to show the
direction in which pictures are joined.
4
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1
Scene menu
Panorama
Pet portrait
Image quality
Image size
Panorama
Easy panorama
Panorama assist
Use the multi selector to choose the direction
and press the k button.
• Select the direction in which pictures are joined in the
completed panorama: right (I), left (J), up (K) or
down (L).
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• The yellow icon (II) moves to the direction pressed, so
press the k button to choose the direction. A white
icon (I) is displayed in the chosen direction.
• Apply flash mode (A36), self-timer (A39), focus mode (A40) and exposure
compensation (A43) settings with this step, if necessary.
• Press the k button again to reselect the direction.
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5
Frame the first portion of the
panorama scene and take the first
picture.
• 1/3 of the image will be displayed as
translucent.
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• Match the outline of the next picture so that
1/3 of the frame overlaps the previous picture,
and press the shutter-release button.
• Repeat until you have taken the necessary
number of pictures to complete the image.
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Press the k button when shooting is completed.
• The camera returns to step 4.
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Notes on Panorama Assist
• Set the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode and exposure compensation before releasing the
shutter for the first picture. The settings cannot be changed after shooting the first picture. Pictures
cannot be deleted, nor can zoom, Image quality (A83), or Image size (A84) be adjusted after
shooting the first picture.
• The panorama series is terminated if the auto off function (A199) triggers the standby mode
during shooting. To prevent this, setting a longer time for the auto off function is recommended.
D
R (exposure lock) Indicator
When using panorama assist mode, all pictures in the panorama
have the same exposure, white balance, and focus as the first picture
of the panorama.
When the first picture is shot, R is displayed to indicate that
exposure, white balance, and focus are locked.
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Panorama Creation
Transfer pictures to a computer (A174) and use Panorama Maker 5 (A177) to join them in a single
panorama.
Install Panorama Maker 5 on a computer using the supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Taking Pictures of Smiling Faces (Smart Portrait Mode)
In the default setting, the camera detects smiling faces using face priority and
releases the shutter automatically (smile timer function). The Skin softening
function makes a human subject’s skin appear smoother.
1
Rotate the mode dial to F (Smart portrait).
• The camera enters smart portrait mode.
2
Frame the picture.
3
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• Point the camera at the subject.
• When the camera detects a face, the focus area
containing the face is displayed with a double border.
• Up to three faces can be detected. When more than
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one face is detected, the face closest to the center of
the frame is framed by a double border and the others
by single borders.
• When more than one face is detected, press the k button to choose on which face to
focus. Press J or K on the multi selector to choose the face on which to focus and
press the k button.
The shutter is automatically released.
• If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the Smile
timer function (A67) automatically releases the shutter.
• Each time the shutter is released, automatic shooting using face detection and smiling
face detection is repeated.
4
Finish shooting.
• To finish automatic shooting of smiling faces, either turn the camera off, set Smile
timer to Off, or rotate the mode dial to select another shooting mode.
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Notes on Smart Portrait Mode
• The digital zoom is not available.
• Under some shooting conditions, faces and smiling faces may not be detected properly.
• See “Notes on Face Priority” (A98) for more information.
B
Notes on Skin Softening
• When taking pictures with skin softening, the time required to save the pictures increases slightly.
• Depending on shooting conditions, even if the camera detects a face on the monitor at the time
of shooting, effects of the skin softening function may not be visible, or areas other than the face
may be processed. If the desired effect is not achieved, set Skin softening to Off and shoot again.
• The extent of skin softening effect that is applied cannot be set while using the e (Night portrait)
or Portrait scene modes.
• Skin softening can also be applied to pictures after they have been taken (A150).
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Auto Power Off When Using Smile Timer
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto off function (A199) will turn the camera off in the following
situations if no operations are performed.
• The camera is unable to detect any face.
• The camera has detected one or more faces, but is unable to detect a smiling face.
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When the Self-timer Lamp Blinks
When using the Smile timer, the self-timer lamp blinks when the camera detects a face and flickers
immediately after the shutter is released.
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Releasing the Shutter Manually
The shutter can also be released by pressing the shutter-release button. If no faces are detected, the
camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
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Functions Available in Smart Portrait Mode
• Flash mode is disabled when Blink proof is set to On. Flash mode (A36) will be changed to U
(auto) when Blink proof is set to Off (other settings can be selected).
• If Smile timer is set to Off, self-timer (A39) can be set.
• The focus mode is fixed at A (autofocus).
• Exposure compensation (A43) can be adjusted.
• If you press the d button to display the F (Smart portrait) menu, you can change the settings
for Image quality, Image size, Skin softening, Smile timer, or Blink proof.
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More Information
See “Autofocus” (A33) for more information.
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Smart Portrait Menu
In the smart portrait mode, the following functions can be set when the d
button (A13) is pressed to display the F smart portrait menu.
• Smile timer and Blink proof cannot be used simultaneously.
Image quality
Image quality (A83) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image
quality setting apply to all shooting modes (except for shooting mode M).
Image size
Image size (A84) settings can be changed. Changes made to the image size
setting apply to all shooting modes (except for shooting mode M).
Set skin softening. When the shutter is released, the camera detects up to three faces
and processes the image to make the faces appear smoother, then records the
image.
The effect of this feature can be set to High, Normal (default setting) or Low. When
Off is selected, Skin softening is turned off.
• When Skin softening is enabled, the icon for the current setting is displayed on
the monitor during shooting (A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current
setting is not displayed. Additionally, the effects of the current skin softening
setting cannot be previewed on the monitor while shooting. To confirm, view the
pictures after shooting.
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Skin softening
Smile timer
• On (default setting): Among the detected faces, if a smile is detected on the face
that is framed by a double border, the camera automatically releases the shutter.
When the flash does not fire, the shutter is released five times each time a picture
is taken, and the picture in which the most people have smiles is saved.
• Off: The camera does not release the shutter automatically using smile timer; the
shutter is only released when the shutter-release button is pressed.
• When smile timer is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
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Blink proof
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When set to On, the shutter is released five times as the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way once; the camera chooses one picture in which the subjects’
eyes are open, and saves it.
• The message on the right will be displayed for a
few seconds when the camera records a picture in
which someone may have been blinking.
A blink was detected in the
picture just taken.
• When Blink proof is turned On, Smile timer is
turned Off. Press the shutter-release button to
release the shutter.
• When set to On, the flash cannot be used.
• The default setting is Off.
• When blink proof is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
Displaying the Smart Portrait Menu
Rotate the mode dial to F (Smart portrait) mode.
Press the d button (A13) to display the smart portrait menu.
• Use the multi selector to select and set menu options (A12).
• To exit the smart portrait menu, press the d button.
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes)
j, k, l, m Modes
By rotating the mode dial, you can shoot pictures in the following four exposure
modes: j (Programmed auto), k (Shutter-priority auto), l (Aperture-priority auto),
and m (Manual).
Not only can you set the shutter speed and aperture value, you can also select a
variety of advanced settings, such as changing the ISO sensitivity and white balance
in the shooting menu (A81).
Mode
Programmed
auto
(A71)
k
Shutterpriority auto
(A72)
l
Aperturepriority auto
(A73)
m
Manual
(A74)
Usage
Recommended for most
situations.
Use to shoot fast moving
subjects with a fast shutter speed,
or use to emphasize the
movements of a moving subject
with a slow shutter speed.
The user chooses the aperture
Use to blur the background or
value; the camera selects the
bring both the foreground and
shutter speed automatically.
background into focus.
Use to control the exposure
The user controls both the
according to shooting
shutter speed and aperture value.
requirements.
The user chooses the shutter
speed; the camera selects the
aperture value automatically.
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j
Description
The camera sets the shutter
speed and aperture value
automatically for optimal
exposure. Flexible program,
which changes the combination
of shutter speed and aperture
value with the same exposure,
can be used (A71).
Even when the mode dial is set to M (user setting mode), you can shoot in j
(Programmed auto), k (Shutter-priority auto), l (Aperture-priority auto) or m
(Manual). The setting combinations (user settings) that are frequently used for
shooting can be saved in M (A108).
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Functions Available in j, k, l and m Modes
• The flash mode (A36) can be changed, and the self-timer (A39), focus mode (A40) and
exposure compensation (A43) settings can be adjusted.
• Press the d button to adjust the shooting menu (A81) settings.
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes)
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Shutter Speed and Aperture Value
The same exposure can be achieved with different
combinations of shutter speed and aperture value, allowing
you to freeze or blur motion and control depth of field. The
following figures show how shutter speed and aperture value
affect exposure. When the ISO sensitivity setting (A92) is
changed, the range of shutter speeds and aperture values at
which the correct exposure can be obtained also changes.
1/250
F5.6
Shutter speed
Shutter Speed
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Fast shutter speed
1/1000 s
Slow shutter speed
1/30 s
Aperture Value
Large aperture
(Small f-number)
f/3.4
70
Small aperture
(Large f-number)
f/8
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Aperture
value
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes)
j (Programmed Auto) Mode
The camera sets the shutter speed and aperture value automatically for optimal
exposure.
1
1/250
F5.6
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1/500
F4.0
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Frame the subject and shoot.
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Rotate the mode dial to j.
• In the default setting, the camera automatically selects
one or more of the nine focus areas containing the
subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area (active focus area) lights in green
(maximum of nine areas) (A95).
Flexible Program
In mode j (Programmed auto), different combinations of shutter
speed and aperture value can be selected without changing the
exposure by rotating the command dial (“flexible program”). While
flexible program is in effect, a flexible program mark (A) appears
next to the mode indicator (j) in the upper left of the monitor.
• Rotate the command dial to the right for large apertures (small fnumbers) when you want to blur background details, or for fast
shutter speeds to capture fast-moving subjects.
• Rotate the command dial to the left for small apertures (large fnumbers) when you want to increase depth of field, or for slow
shutter speeds to emphasize the motion of a subject.
• To cancel flexible program, rotate the command dial until the
flexible program mark (A) is no longer displayed. Selecting
another shooting mode, or turning off the camera, also cancels
flexible program.
B
Note on j (Programmed Auto) Shooting
When the subject is too dark or too bright, it may not be possible to obtain the appropriate exposure.
In such cases, the shutter speed indicator and aperture value indicator blink when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. It may be possible to obtain the appropriate exposure by changing settings
such as the ISO sensitivity (A92).
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Shutter Speed
The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the ISO sensitivity setting. Additionally,
the range is restricted during continuous shooting (A107).
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes)
k (Shutter-Priority Auto) Mode
The user chooses the shutter speed; the camera selects the aperture value
automatically.
• The shutter speed can be set in a range from a maximum speed of 1/1500 to
two seconds.
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Rotate the mode dial to k.
2
Rotate the command dial to choose
a shutter speed value.
1/250
3
F5.6
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Focus and shoot.
• In the default setting, the camera automatically selects
one or more of the nine focus areas containing the
subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area (active focus area) lights in green
(maximum of nine areas) (A95).
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Notes on k (Shutter-Priority Auto) Shooting
• When the subject is too dark or too bright, it may not be possible to obtain the appropriate
exposure with the set shutter speed. In such cases, the shutter speed indicator blinks when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another shutter speed and try again.
• At shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower, noise may appear in the image. In such situations, the
shutter speed indicator lights in red. Setting Long exposure NR (A102) to On is recommended.
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Shutter Speed
The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the ISO sensitivity setting. Additionally,
the range is restricted during continuous shooting (A107).
Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes)
l (Aperture-Priority Auto) Mode
The user chooses the aperture value; the camera selects the shutter speed
automatically.
Rotate the mode dial to l.
2
Rotate the command dial to choose
the aperture value (f/-number).
• The aperture value can be set in a range of
f/3.4 to 8 (wide-angle position) and
f/5.7 to 8 (telephoto position).
1/250
3
F5.6
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1
Focus and shoot.
• In the default setting, the camera automatically selects
one or more of the nine focus areas containing the
subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area (active focus area) lights in green
(maximum of nine areas) (A95).
B
Note on l (Aperture-Priority Auto) Shooting
When the subject is too dark or too bright, it may not be possible to obtain the appropriate exposure
with the set aperture value. In such cases, the aperture value indicator blinks when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. Choose another aperture value and try again.
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Shutter Speed
The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the ISO sensitivity setting. Additionally,
the range is restricted during continuous shooting (A107).
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Aperture and Zoom
The aperture value (f-number) indicates the lens brightness. Large apertures (expressed by small fnumbers) let more light into the camera, and small apertures (large f-numbers) let less light. When the
camera is zoomed in, the lens aperture can be changed within a range of f/3.4 to 5.7. The aperture
value increases (becomes darker) when zooming to the telephoto position, and decreases (becomes
brighter) when zooming to the wide-angle position.
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m (Manual) Mode
The user controls both the shutter speed and aperture value.
• The shutter speed can be set in a range from a maximum speed of 1/1500 to
eight seconds.
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Rotate the mode dial to m.
2
Press the multi selector K to activate the shutter speed setting.
• The active setting switches between shutter speed and aperture each time the multi
selector K is pressed.
• At shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower, the shutter speed indicator lights in red
(A72).
3
Rotate the command dial to choose
a shutter speed value.
• When adjusting the aperture value or
shutter speed, the degree of deviation
from the exposure value measured by the
camera is displayed in the exposure
indicator.
• The degree of deviation in the exposure
indicator is shown in EVs (–2 to +2 EV in
increments of 1/3 EV).
The display on the right shows that the
picture will be overexposed by 1 EV (+1).
1/125
F5.6
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Exposure indicator
Overexposed
+2
+0
-2
4
Underexposed
Press the multi selector K to activate the
aperture value setting.
1/125
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Setting the Exposure for Shooting (j, k, l, m Modes)
5
Rotate the command dial to choose
an aperture value.
• If necessary, repeat steps 2 to 5 to modify
shutter speed and aperture value settings
until the desired exposure is achieved.
1/125
6
F8.0
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Focus and shoot.
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• In the default setting, the camera automatically selects
one or more of the nine focus areas containing the
subject closest to the camera. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area (active focus area) lights in green
(maximum of nine areas) (A95).
Note on ISO Sensitivity
When ISO sensitivity (A92) is set to Auto (default setting), High ISO sensitivity auto or Fixed
range auto, ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 160.
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Shutter Speed
The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the ISO sensitivity setting. Additionally,
the range is restricted during continuous shooting (A107).
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Continuous Shooting (j, k, l, m Mode)
Use this mode to capture the details of a moving subject by shooting a continuous
series of images.
• This function can be used when the shooting mode is j, k, l, m or M.
U
Single (default setting)
One picture is shot each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
k
Continuous H
While the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, images are captured
continuously at a rate of about eight fps (when the Image Quality is Normal and
the image size is F 4000×3000). Shooting ends when the shutter-release
button is released, or five pictures have been taken.
m
Continuous L
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While the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, about 24 pictures are
captured continuously at a rate of up to about 1.8 fps. (when the Image Quality is
Normal and the image size is F 4000×3000).
q
Pre-shooting cache
Pre-shooting cache makes it easy to capture perfect moments, by saving images
from before the shutter-release button was pressed all the way. Pre-shooting
cache shooting begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, and
continues when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way (A79).
• Frame rate: up to 15 fps
• Number of frames: Up to 25 frames (including up to five frames captured in the
pre-shooting cache)
• Image size for recording is fixed at B (1600 × 1200 pixels).
• Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released or when the
maximum number of frames has been taken.
C n Continuous H: 120 fps
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 50 pictures are
captured continuously at a speed of about 1/125 s or faster.
• Image size for recording is fixed at A (1280 × 960 pixels).
Cj
Continuous H: 60 fps
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 25 pictures are
captured continuously at a speed of about 1/60 s or faster.
• Image size for recording is fixed at B (1600 × 1200 pixels).
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BSS (Best Shot Selector)
BSS is recommended for shooting when the lighting is dim without the flash, with
the camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which camera shake is likely to blur
pictures.
The camera continuously takes up to ten pictures while the shutter-release button
is pressed all the way. The sharpest picture (image with the most details) in the
series is automatically selected and saved.
Continuous Shooting (j, k, l, m Mode)
W
Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way,
the camera shoots 16 pictures at a rate of about 30 frames
per second and arranges them in a single picture.
• The image quality for recording is fixed at Normal and
the image size is fixed at D (2560 × 1920 pixels).
• The digital zoom is not available.
X
Intvl timer shooting
The camera shoots still pictures automatically at the specified interval (A79).
Setting the Continuous Menu
Press the C (continuous shooting mode)
button.
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1
• The continuous menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to set the continuous
menu and press the k button.
Continuous L
• The selected continuous shooting mode is displayed.
• When U (single) is selected, h disappears within a few
seconds even if monitor indicators (A17) are turned
on.
1/250
F5.6
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Continuous Shooting (j, k, l, m Mode)
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Notes on Continuous
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• Flash cannot be used during continuous shooting (except for interval timer shooting). The focus,
exposure, and white balance settings are fixed at the values for the first picture in each series.
• 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 quality, image size, 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 quality, image size, 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 sodiumvapor lighting.
• When continuous is set to Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H: 120 fps or Continuous H: 60
fps, accurate exposure may not be achieved (images may be overexposed) in images captured on
bright sunny days.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
B
Note on Best Shot Selector
BSS is suited for shooting stationary subjects. BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject
moves or the composition changes.
C
Images Captured in Continuous
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”
(A113).
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Continuous Shooting (j, k, l, m Mode)
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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 it is pressed all the way are saved along
with images captured after it is pressed all the way. Up to five images can be saved in the pre-shooting
cache.
The pre-shooting cache setting can be confirmed on the monitor when shooting (A8). 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
Press all the way
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Images saved by
pressing halfway
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.
Interval Timer Shooting
Pictures are shot automatically at the specified intervals.
Choose from 30 s, 1 min, 5 min, or 10 min.
1
Press the C (continuous shooting mode)
button to display the continuous menu
(A76), use the multi selector to select X
Intvl timer shooting, and then press the k
button.
Intvl timer shooting
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2
Choose the interval between each shot and
press the k button.
• The camera returns to shooting screen.
• The maximum amount of frames that can be taken
during interval timer shooting differs according to the
interval taken between each shot.
- 30 s: 600 images
- 1 min: 300 images
- 5 min: 60 images
- 10 min: 30 images
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3
Press the shutter-release button all the way to
shoot the first picture.
• The monitor is turned off and the power-on lamp blinks
between shots.
• The monitor reactivates automatically immediately
before the next picture is shot.
4
30 s
1/250
F5.6
600
Press the shutter-release button all the way again to finish shooting.
• Shooting finishes automatically if the internal memory or memory card becomes full,
or when the number of shot frames reaches the upper limit.
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Notes on Interval Timer Shooting
• To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during shooting, use a fully charged battery.
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use the AC Adapter EH-62A (available
separately). Do not, under any circumstances, use an AC Adapter other than the EH-62A. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating or damage to the camera.
• Do not rotate the mode dial to a different setting while performing interval timer shooting.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
While shooting in j, k, l, m and M (A108), the shooting menu contains the
following options.
A83
Choose the image quality (compression ratio) of recorded pictures. This can also be set in the
menus of another shooting mode.
Image quality
A84
Choose the image size of recorded pictures. This can also be set in the menus of another
shooting mode.
Image size
Optimize image
A87
Change the settings for optimizing images according to the shooting scene or your
preferences.
ISO sensitivity
A92
Set the ISO sensitivity to suit the brightness of the subject.
Metering
A93
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A90
Match white balance to the light source to produce images with natural-looking colors.
White balance
Choose how the camera meters the brightness of the subject.
Exposure bracketing
A94
Vary exposure slightly over a burst of pictures.
AF area mode
A95
Choose how the focus area is determined.
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
A101
Flash exp. comp.
A101
Adjust the flash level.
Long exposure NR
A102
Reduce noise in pictures shot at slow shutter speeds.
Active D-Lighting
A103
Prevent loss of detail in highlights and shadows when shooting images.
Save user settings
A109
Save the current edited settings into the mode dial M.
Reset user settings
A110
Reset the saved settings in M back to the default settings.
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Displaying the Shooting Menu
Choose j (Programmed auto), k (Shutter-priority auto), l (Aperture-priority
auto), m (Manual) or M (User settings) by rotating the mode dial.
Press the d button to display the shooting menu.
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
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• Press the multi selector to select items and set functions on menus (A12).
• Press the d button to exit the shooting menu.
B
Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously
Some functions cannot be enabled in conjunction with others (A104).
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Navigating the Camera Menu
The command dial can also be used in place of pressing H or I on the multi selector.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Image Quality
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Image quality
Choose the amount of compression applied to pictures.
Higher image quality results in pictures with more detailed depiction, but also
larger file sizes, limiting the number of pictures that can be recorded.
a Fine
Fine image quality (compression ratio of 1: 4), suitable for enlargement or high
quality prints.
b Normal (default setting)
Basic image quality (compression ratio of 1:16), suitable for pictures that will be
distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.
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Normal image quality (compression ratio of 1: 8), suitable for most applications.
c Basic
The icon for the current setting is displayed on the monitor in shooting and
playback modes (A8 to 10).
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Image Quality Setting
• Image quality can also be set in shooting modes other than j, k, l or m by pressing the d
button.
• The setting is also applied to other shooting modes (except for shooting mode M).
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain functions. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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More Information
See “Number of Exposures Remaining” (A85) for more information.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Image Size
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Image size
Choose the size of pictures in pixels for recording.
The larger the image, the larger the size at which it can be printed or displayed
without becoming noticeably “grainy,” limiting the number of pictures that can be
recorded.
Conversely, pictures shot at smaller sizes require less memory, making them suited
to distribution by e-mail or the web.
Image size
Description
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F
4000×3000
(default setting)
Record pictures exhibiting greater detail than those shot at
E 3264×2448 or D 2592×1944.
E
3264×2448
D
2592×1944
Good balance between file size and quality makes this the best
choice in most situations.
C
2048×1536
B
1600×1200
A
1280×960
J
1024×768
Record pictures of a size suitable for display on devices such as a
computer monitor.
f
640×480
Record pictures suitable for display on a television with a screen
aspect ratio of 4:3, or for e-mail attachment.
I
3984×2656
Record pictures with the same aspect ratio (3:2) as those shot with
35 mm film cameras.
u
3968×2232
O
1920×1080
Record pictures with the same aspect ratio (16:9) as wide-screen
televisions.
H
2992×2992
Record perfectly square pictures.
Smaller than F 4000×3000, E 3264×2448 and D 2592×1944
for recording more pictures.
The icon for the current setting is displayed on the monitor in shooting and
playback modes (A8 to 10).
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Image Size Setting
• Image size can also be set in shooting modes other than j, k, l or m by pressing the d button.
• The setting is also applied to other shooting modes (except for shooting mode M).
• Image size is fixed at B 1600×1200 for Pre-shooting cache or Continuous H: 60 fps,
A 1280×960 for Continuous H: 120 fps (A76).
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
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Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table lists the approximate number of pictures that can be stored in internal memory
and on a 4 GB memory card, at each combination of Image size (A84) and Image quality (A83)
settings. Note that the number of exposures that can be stored will differ depending on the
composition of the image (due to JPEG compression). In addition, this number may differ depending
on the make of memory card, even if the capacity for the memory card is the same.
Image size
Image quality
Internal
memory
(102 MB)
Memory card1
(4 GB)
Print size2
(cm/in.)
17
35
68
650
1,280
2,510
34 × 25/13 × 10
E 3264×2448
Fine
Normal
Basic
26
52
101
970
1,910
3,650
28 × 21/11 × 8
D 2592×1944
Fine
Normal
Basic
41
81
153
1,520
2,940 22 × 16/8.5 × 6.5
5,480
C 2048×1536
Fine
Normal
Basic
65
126
235
2,410
4,640
8,620
17 × 13/7 × 5
B 1600×1200
Fine
Normal
Basic
104
199
346
3,770
7,100
12,000
14 × 10/5 × 4
A 1280×960
Fine
Normal
Basic
156
286
470
5,740
10,000
17,200
11 × 8/4 × 3
J 1024×768
Fine
Normal
Basic
235
411
658
8,620
15,000
24,100
9 × 7/3.5 × 2.5
f 640×480
Fine
Normal
Basic
470
731
940
17,200
24,100
30,100
5 × 4/2 × 1.5
I 3984×2656
Fine
Normal
Basic
20
39
77
730
1,450
2,800
34 × 22/13 × 8.5
u 3968×2232
Fine
Normal
Basic
24
47
91
880
1,720
3,350
34 × 19/13 × 7.5
O 1920×1080
Fine
Normal
Basic
98
182
329
3,550
6,700
12,000
16 × 9/6.5 × 3.5
H 2992×2992
Fine
Normal
Basic
23
46
91
860
1,700
3,350
25 × 25/10 × 10
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Fine
Normal
F 4000×3000
(default setting)
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1 If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining
display shows “9999.”
2 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, even with the same image size setting, 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.
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Note on Printing Images of Size 1:1
Change the printer setting to “Border” when printing images of size set to 1:1.
The images may not be printed in 1:1 ratio depending on the printer.
See the instruction manual of the printer or check with the authorized print dealer for further details.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Optimize Image
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Optimize image
Change the settings for optimizing images according to the shooting scene or your
preferences. Contrast, saturation, sharpening, and other settings can be adjusted in
detail.
g
Normal (default setting)
Standard image optimization; recommended in most situations.
h
Softer
o
Vivid
Enhances saturation and produces vibrant reds and greens. Images will become
sharp and slightly high in contrast.
i
More vivid
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Softens outlines, producing natural results suitable for portraits or retouching on a
computer.
Maximizes saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce crisp images with sharp
outlines.
j
Portrait
Lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait
subjects.
k
Custom
Customize image optimization settings (A88).
p
Black-and-white
Shoot photos in black and white or sepia (A89).
When optimize image is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Normal is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
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Notes on Optimize Image
• If the optimize image setting is set to Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait or Standard
of Black-and-white, results will vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame
even if shooting conditions remain the same. For consistent results over a series of photographs,
select Custom and choose a setting other than Auto for contrast, sharpening, and saturation.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Custom in Optimize Image
Select Custom to make separate adjustments to the
following options.
Custom
Contrast
Image sharpening
Saturation
Contrast
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Control contrast.
Lower settings prevent loss of detail in highlights
under harsh lighting or in direct sunlight. Higher
settings preserve detail in misty landscapes and other
low-contrast subjects.
The default setting is Auto.
Contrast
Auto
Normal
Low
Medium low
Medium high
High
Image sharpening
Choose how much outlines are sharpened during
shooting.
Choose high settings for sharp outlines, low settings
for softer outlines.
The default setting is Auto.
Image sharpening
Auto
Normal
Low
Medium low
Medium high
High
Off
Saturation
Control the vividness of colors.
Choose moderate for less saturated colors, enhanced
for more vivid colors.
The default setting is Auto.
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Saturation
Auto
Normal
Moderate
Enhanced
Note on Image Sharpening
The effects of image sharpening cannot be previewed on the monitor during shooting. Check results
in playback mode.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Black-and-White in Optimize Image
When Black-and-white is selected, the options
Black-and-white
described below are available.
Standard
Custom
• Choose Standard to shoot in basic black-and-white.
• Choose Custom to manually adjust Contrast,
Image sharpening, and Monochrome filter
B&W + color
effects.
• When the B&W + color option is enabled (w), one
black-and-white picture and the same picture in full color are recorded
simultaneously.
Contrast
Same as Optimize image ➝ Custom ➝ Contrast (A88).
Image sharpening
Same as Optimize image ➝ Custom ➝ Image sharpening (A88).
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The following options can be adjusted in Custom.
Monochrome filter
This effect simulates black-and-white photography
with a color filter.
• Yellow, Orange, Red:
Enhance contrast. Can be used to tone down the
brightness of the sky in landscape photographs.
Orange filter results in greater contrast than yellow
filter, and red filter greater contrast than orange
filter.
Monochrome filter
None
Yellow
Orange
Red
Green
Sepia
• Green:
Softens skin tones. Suitable for portraits.
• Sepia:
Adds a sepia color tone to make it look like an old picture.
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B&W + Color
Color pictures recorded when B&W + color is enabled are the same as those shot at an optimize
image setting of Normal.
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White Balance
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M White balance
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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 of the human eye by processing images according to the color of the
light source. This is known as “white balance.” For natural coloration, choose a white
balance setting that matches the light source before shooting.
Although the default setting, Auto, can be used under most types of lighting, you
can apply the white balance setting suited to a particular light source to achieve
more accurate results.
a Auto (default setting)
The white balance is automatically adjusted to suit the lighting conditions. The best
choice in most situations.
b
Preset manual
Use when shooting under unusual lighting. See “Preset Manual” (A91) for more
information.
c
Daylight*
The white balance is adjusted for direct sunlight.
d
Incandescent*
Use under incandescent lighting.
e
Fluorescent (FL1 to FL3)
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting. Choose from FL1 (white fluorescent),
FL2 (daylight white/neutral fluorescent) and FL3 (daylight fluorescent).
f
Cloudy*
Use when shooting under overcast skies.
g
Flash*
Use with the flash.
* Seven settings for fine-tuning become available. The “+” direction increases the blue hue and the
“–” direction increases the red hue.
When white balance is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Auto is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
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Notes on White Balance
• At white balance settings other than Auto or Flash, set the flash to W (Off) (A36).
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Preset Manual
Use when you want to make pictures shot under unusual lighting conditions (such
as lamps with reddish light) look as though they were shot in normal light.
Use the procedure below to measure the white balance value under the lighting
used during shooting.
1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Display the shooting menu (A81), use the
multi selector to set White balance to
b Preset manual, then press the k button.
3
Choose Measure.
Auto
Preset manual
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Flash
Preset manual
• To apply the most recently measured white balance
value, choose Cancel and press the k button. The
most recently measured white balance value will be set.
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• The lens extends to the zoom position for
measurement.
White balance
Cancel
Measure
4
Frame a white or gray reference object in the
reference object frame.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Reference object frame
5
Press the k button to measure the white balance value.
• The shutter is released and the new white balance preset value is set (no picture is
recorded).
B
Note on Preset Manual
The camera cannot measure a white balance value for when the flash fires. When shooting with the
flash, set White balance to Auto or Flash.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
ISO Sensitivity
Set to j, k, l or m 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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ISO sensitivity
• 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.
• High ISO sensitivity auto: The ISO sensitivity is set automatically within the
range of ISO 160 to 1600 according to the brightness of the subject.
• Fixed range auto: Choose the range in which the camera automatically adjusts
ISO sensitivity, from ISO 160-200 (default setting) or ISO 160-400. The camera
will not raise sensitivity beyond the maximum value in the selected range. Set the
maximum value for ISO sensitivity for effective control over the amount of “grain”
that appears in images.
• 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200: ISO sensitivity will be locked at the specified value.
Minimum shutter speed
When the shooting mode is j or l and ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, High ISO
sensitivity auto, or Fixed range auto, the shutter speed at which the ISO
sensitivity automatic control starts to function (1/125 to one second) is set. The
default setting is None. If the exposure is insufficient with the shutter speed that is
set here, the ISO sensitivity is increased automatically to obtain the correct exposure.
If the exposure is still insufficient even after the ISO sensitivity is increased, the shutter
speed slows down.
When ISO sensitivity is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8).
• 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 (A38).
• V is displayed when High ISO sensitivity auto is selected, and U and the
maximum ISO sensitivity value are displayed when Fixed range auto is selected.
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Notes on ISO Sensitivity
• In m (manual) mode, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at ISO 160 if Auto, High ISO sensitivity auto or
Fixed range auto is selected.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Metering
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Metering
The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine the exposure
is known as “metering.”
Use this option to 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 at the
center of the frame. This mode is suitable for portraits or other scenes to determine
the exposure by lighting conditions at the center of the frame. Can be used with
focus lock (A33) to meter off-center subjects.
r
Spot
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The camera meters the area shown by the circle at the center of the frame. This mode
is recommended when the metering target is much brighter or darker than the
background. Ensure that the subject is within the area shown by the circle when
shooting. Can be used with focus lock (A33) to meter off-center subjects.
s
Spot AF area
The camera meters the selected focus area to determine the exposure. Available only
when Manual or Auto is selected for AF area mode (A95).
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Notes on Metering
• When the digital zoom is in effect, at magnifications of 1.2× to 1.8×, Metering is set to Centerweighted, and at magnifications of 2.0× to 4.0×, it is set to Spot. Note that when the digital zoom
is in effect, the metered area is not displayed on the monitor.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Metering Area
The active metering area is displayed when Center-weighted or Spot is selected for Metering
(A8).
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Exposure Bracketing
Set to j, k or l M d (Shooting menu) M Exposure bracketing
Continuous shooting can be performed while changing the exposure (brightness)
automatically. This is effective when adjusting the brightness of an image is difficult.
±0.3
Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, –0.3 EV, and +0.3 EV over next three shots. The three
shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
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Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, –0.7 EV, and +0.7 EV over next three shots. The three
shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
±1.0
Camera varies exposure by 0 EV, –1.0 EV, and +1.0 EV over next three shots. The three
shots are taken in sequence when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
Off (default setting)
Exposure Bracketing is not performed.
When exposure bracketing is enabled, the current setting is displayed during
shooting (A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed.
B
Notes on Exposure Bracketing
• Exposure bracketing is not available in m (manual) mode.
• When exposure compensation (A43) and ±0.3, ±0.7 or ±1.0 in Exposure bracketing are set
simultaneously, the combined exposure compensation values are applied.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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More Information
See “Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode (Sequence)” (A113) for more
information.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
AF Area Mode
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M AF area mode
You can set how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
a
a Auto (default setting)
The camera automatically selects one or more of the
nine focus areas containing the subject closest to the
camera.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to activate
the focus area.
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway,
the focus area selected by the camera is displayed on
the monitor (up to nine areas).
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Face priority
The camera automatically detects and focuses on a
face (see “Shooting with Face Priority” (A97) for more
information).
If the camera detects multiple faces, the camera
focuses on the face closest to the camera.
When non-human subjects are photographed, or a
subject with which no face can be detected is framed,
AF area mode is set to Auto. The camera automatically
selects one or more of the nine focus areas containing
the subject closest to the camera.
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Manual
Choose manually the focus position from 99 areas in
the screen. This option is suited to situations in which
the intended subject is relatively still and not
positioned at the center of the frame.
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to move the
focus area to where the subject is, and take a picture.
• To adjust the following settings, press the k button
to temporarily cancel focus area selection, and then
Focus area
Selectable areas
adjust each setting.
- Flash mode, focus mode or self-timer
- Exposure compensation
To return to the focus-area selection screen, press the k button again.
• At an Image size setting (A84) of H 2992×2992, 81 focus areas are available.
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y
Center
The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the
frame. The focus area is always displayed at the center
of the frame.
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Subject tracking
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Subject tracking begins once you select a subject to be
focused on, and the focus area will move and follow
the subject. See “Focusing on Moving Subjects for
Shooting (Subject Tracking)” (A99).
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Notes on AF Area Mode
• When the digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on the subject in the center focus area
regardless of the applied AF area mode option.
• In some rare cases of shooting subjects for which autofocus does not perform as expected (A33),
the subject may not be in focus.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Shooting with Face Priority
The camera automatically detects and focuses on a human face.
The face detection function operates in the following situations.
• When Face priority is selected for AF area mode (A95)
• When e (Night portrait) (A49), Scene auto selector (A46) or Portrait
(A51) is selected in scene mode
• When smart portrait mode is selected (A65)
1
Frame the picture.
• When the camera detects a face, the focus area
containing the face is displayed with a double yellow
border.
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• When the camera detects more than one face, depending upon the shooting mode,
the operation varies as follows.
Shooting mode
Faces framed by a double
border
Number of faces to be
recognized
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(Face priority)
e (Night portrait), Scene
auto selector or Portrait
scene modes
Smart portrait mode
The face closest to the camera
* The other faces are framed by
a single border.
Up to 12
The face closest to the center
of the frame
* The other faces are framed by
a single border.
Up to 3
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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 lights in green and the focus
is locked.
• When the camera is unable to focus on a face, the
double border blinks. Press the shutter-release button
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halfway again and focus.
• Press the shutter-release button all the way to shoot.
• When using Smile timer in smart portrait mode, even if the shutter-release button is
not pressed, the shutter is released automatically if the camera detects that the face
framed by the double border is smiling (A67).
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Notes on Face Priority
• When Face priority is selected for AF area mode, the setting automatically switches to Auto if
no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
• If no faces are detected when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway in the e (Night
portrait) or Portrait scene mode, or smart portrait mode, the camera focuses on the subject in the
center focus area.
• The camera may not detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or other obstructions
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• If the camera detects more than one face, the face that it focuses on depends on the shooting
conditions, such as whether or not the subject is facing the camera.
• In some rare cases of shooting subjects for which autofocus does not perform as expected (A33),
the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the double border lights in green. If you
cannot focus, change the AF area mode setting to Manual or Center, or try shooting with focus
lock (A33) by switching the shooting mode to a mode such as auto mode and refocusing on
another subject at the same distance.
• Pictures that were shot using face priority will be rotated automatically when displayed in fullframe or thumbnail playback mode according to the orientation of the face (except for pictures
shot while continuous (A76) or Exposure bracketing (A94) was set).
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Focusing on Moving Subjects for Shooting (Subject Tracking)
Subject tracking begins once you select a subject to be focused on, and the focus
area will move and follow the subject.
1
Choose s Subject tracking and press the k
button.
• The camera enters subject tracking, and a white border
is displayed at the center of the frame.
3
Shooting menu
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Flash exp. comp.
Long exposure NR
Active D-Lighting
Save user settings
Reset user settings
AF area mode
Face priority
Auto
Manual
Center
Subject tracking
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2
Display the shooting menu (A82), use the
multi selector to choose AF area mode, and
press the k button.
Select a subject.
• Frame the subject in the center of the border, and press
the k button.
- The subject is registered.
- When the camera is unable to focus on the subject,
the border lights in red. Change the composition and
try again.
• Once the subject is registered, it is framed by a yellow
focus area display, and subject tracking begins.
• To change subjects, press the k button to cancel the
currently selected subject, then select a new subject.
• If the camera loses sight of the subject, the focus area
display disappears; register the subject again.
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4
Press the shutter-release button to take the
picture.
• If the camera focuses on the focus area when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the focus area
display lights in green and the focus is locked.
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• If the camera is unable to focus, the focus area display
will blink. Press the shutter-release button halfway again
to focus.
• If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area is not displayed,
the camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to take the picture.
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Notes on Subject Tracking
• The digital zoom is not available.
• Set the zoom position, flash mode, focus mode, or menu before registering a subject. If any of these
are changed after a subject is registered, the subject will be canceled.
• During certain conditions, such as when the subject is moving quickly, when there is a large
amount of camera shake, or when there are multiple subjects that look alike, the camera may not
be able to register or track a subject, or the camera may track a different subject. Additionally, the
subject may not be tracked properly depending on factors such as the subject’s size and
brightness.
• In some rare cases of shooting subjects for which autofocus does not perform as expected (A33),
the subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area lights in green. If you cannot
focus, change the AF area mode setting to Manual or Center, or try shooting with focus lock
(A33) by switching the shooting mode to a mode such as auto mode and refocusing on another
subject at the same distance.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Autofocus Mode
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
A
Single AF (default setting)
The camera focuses only 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. A sound will be heard while the camera focuses.
Note on Autofocus Mode
This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Autofocus Mode for Movie Recording
Autofocus mode for movie recording can be set with Autofocus mode (A166) in the movie menu
(A163).
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Flash Exp. Comp.
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Flash exp. comp.
Flash compensation is used to adjust the flash output by ±2.0 EV in increments of
1/3 EV, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background.
-0.3 to -2.0
The flash output is reduced from –0.3 to –2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, to prevent
unnecessary highlights or reflections.
0.0 (default setting)
The flash output is not adjusted.
+0.3 to +2.0
The flash output is increased from +0.3 to +2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3 EV, to make
the main subject of the frame appear brighter.
When flash compensation is enabled, the current setting is displayed during
shooting (A8). When 0.0 is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed.
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Long Exposure NR
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Long exposure NR
When shooting in dark locations at slow shutter speeds, pictures may be affected
by noise. Set to reduce this noise. Enabling long exposure NR increases the time
needed to record pictures after they are shot.
a Auto (default setting)
Noise reduction is performed at slow shutter speeds that are likely to result in
pictures affected by noise.
m
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Noise reduction is applied to pictures shot at shutter speeds of 1/4 second or slower.
Switching this to On is recommended when shooting at slow shutter speeds.
When long exposure NR is performed, the j icon is displayed on the monitor
during shooting (A8).
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On
Note on Long Exposure NR
This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Active D-Lighting
Set to j, k, l or m M d (Shooting menu) M Active D-Lighting
Set “Active D-Lighting” before shooting to preserve details in highlights and
shadows. The image taken reproduces the contrast effect that is seen with the
naked eye. This is particularly effective for shooting scenes with high contrast, such
as brightly lit outdoor scenery from a dark room or shaded subjects at a sunny
seaside.
a High, b Normal, c Low
Set the level of the Active D-Lighting effect that is applied during shooting.
Off (default setting)
Active D-Lighting is not applied.
When Active D-Lighting is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
B
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Notes on Active D-Lighting
• Additional time is required to record pictures when shooting using Active D-Lighting.
• The exposure is reduced in comparison to shooting with Active D-Lighting set to Off. To ensure
that the gradation is appropriate, adjustments of the highlighted areas, shadow areas and midtones are made before recording.
• This feature cannot be used simultaneously with certain features. See “Functions that Cannot be
Applied Simultaneously” (A104) for more information.
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Active D-Lighting Versus D-Lighting
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu reduces exposure before shooting to optimize
the dynamic range. The D-Lighting (A149) option in the playback menu optimizes dynamic range
in pictures after shooting.
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Functions that Cannot be Applied Simultaneously
Some settings in the flash mode, the focus mode, the self-timer and the shooting
menu cannot be used with other functions.
Restricted function
Setting
Flash mode
Focus mode
(A40)
Continuous
(A76)
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Self-timer
Focus mode
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
Exposure
bracketing (A94)
AF area mode
(A95)
AF area mode
(A95)
Continuous
(A76)
Continuous
(A76)
Description
When B (infinity) is selected for shooting, the flash is
not available.
When Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting
cache, Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60
fps, BSS or Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, the
flash is not available.
The flash is not available.
When Subject tracking is selected for shooting, the
Self-timer is not available.
When Subject tracking is selected for shooting,
E (manual focus) is not available.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, Image
quality is fixed at Normal.
• Image size is fixed at D (2560×1920 pixels) when
Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting.
• Image size is fixed at B (1600×1200 pixels) when
Pre-shooting cache or Continuous H: 60 fps is
selected for shooting.
• Image size is fixed at A (1280×960 pixels) when
Continuous H: 120 fps is selected for shooting.
Active D-Lighting When Active D-Lighting is used for shooting, the
Contrast setting for Custom or for Custom in Black(A103)
and-white will be fixed at Auto under the Optimize
image options.
White balance
ISO sensitivity
104
Optimize image
(A87)
Continuous
(A76)
When Black-and-white is selected for Optimize
image, White balance will be fixed at Auto.
• When shooting in Pre-shooting cache, Continuous
H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps or Multi-shot 16,
ISO sensitivity is set automatically according to the
brightness when shooting mode j, k or l is used.
The setting for ISO sensitivity is fixed at 160 for shooting
mode m.
• 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.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Restricted function
Setting
Metering
AF area mode
(A95)
Continuous/
Exposure
bracketing
Active D-Lighting
(A103)
Continuous
(A76)/Exposure
bracketing
(A94)
Description
When AF area mode is set to Center, while Metering
is set to Spot AF area, the Metering setting
automatically changes to Matrix.
Metering is reset to Matrix when Active D-Lighting
is set to any mode other than Off.
Continuous and Exposure bracketing are not
available simultaneously.
Exposure bracketing is reset to Off when
continuous is set to any mode other than Single.
The setting for continuous is reset to Single when
Exposure bracketing is set to any mode other than
Off.
Self-timer (A39) Continuous and the Self-timer are not available
AF area mode
When Black-and-white is selected and B&W + color
is enabled in Optimize image, then Continuous H,
Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H:
120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps, BSS, Multi-shot 16
and Exposure bracketing are not available.
When the B&W + color check box is selected, the
setting for continuous is reset to Single and Exposure
bracketing is reset to Off. To perform simultaneous
recording of black-and-white and color with Intvl
timer shooting, first select B&W + color, and then
select the Intvl timer shooting setting.
Long exposure
NR (A102)
When On is selected for Long exposure NR,
Continuous H, Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H:
120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps and Multi-shot 16
are not available.
Focus mode
(A40)
• When a setting other than Subject tracking is
selected and B (infinity) is selected as the focus
mode for shooting, the camera focuses at infinity
regardless of the applied AF area mode option.
• When set to E (manual focus), AF area mode
cannot be set.
Metering (A93)
When Metering is set to Spot AF area or Spot,
Subject tracking is not available.
Focus mode
(A40)
Long exposure NR Continuous
(A76)
Active D-Lighting ISO sensitivity
(A92)
Autofocus mode
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simultaneously.
Optimize image
(A87)
When the focus mode is set to E (manual focus),
Autofocus mode cannot be set.
When Multi-shot 16 is selected for shooting, the Long
exposure NR is not available.
When ISO sensitivity is set to High ISO sensitivity
auto or 3200, Active D-Lighting is not available.
When High ISO sensitivity auto or 3200 is selected,
Active D-Lighting is reset to Off.
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Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Restricted function
Setting
Print date
Continuous
(A76)
Blink warning
Digital zoom
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B
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Exposure
bracketing (A94)
Continuous
(A76)/Exposure
bracketing (A94)
Focus mode
(A40)
AF area mode
(A95)
Continuous
(A76)
Description
When Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting
cache, Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60
fps or BSS is selected for shooting, print date is not
available.
Print date is not available.
Blink warning does not take effect when the
continuous is set to a setting other than Single, or
Exposure bracketing is set.
The digital zoom cannot be used when E (manual
focus) is selected.
The digital zoom cannot be used when shooting with
Subject tracking.
The digital zoom cannot be used when Multi-shot 16
is selected for shooting.
More Information
See “Notes on Digital Zoom” (A197) for more information.
Shooting Options: Shooting Menu (j, k, l, m Modes)
Shutter Speed
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The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the ISO sensitivity setting.
Additionally, the control range changes in the following continuous shooting settings.
Setting
Control range
ISO sensitivity (A92)1
Auto2,
1/1500 to 2 s (j, k mode)
ISO 160-4002 in Fixed range 1/1500 to 4 s (l mode)
auto
1/1500 to 8 s (m mode)
1/1500 to 2 s (j, k, l mode)
High ISO sensitivity auto2
1/1500 to 8 s (m mode)
ISO 160-2002 in Fixed range
1/1500 to 2 s (j, k mode)
auto
1/1500 to 8 s (l, m mode)
ISO 160, 200
1/1500 to 2 s (j, k mode)
ISO 400, 800
1/1500 to 4 s (l, m mode)
ISO 1600
1/1500 to 2 s
ISO 3200
1/1500 to 1/2 s
Continuous (A76)
Pre-shooting cache
1/4000 to 1/60 s
Continuous H: 120 fps
1/4000 to 1/125 s
Continuous H: 60 fps
1/4000 to 1/60 s
Multi-shot 16
1/4000 to 1/30 s
1 The ISO sensitivity setting is restricted depending on the continuous shooting setting (A104).
2 In m mode, the ISO sensitivity is fixed at 160.
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Using M (User Setting Mode)
Setting combinations frequently used in shooting (user setting) can be saved in M.
The saved settings can be immediately retrieved for shooting simply by rotating the
mode dial to M. This is convenient when you want to shoot with these settings or
you only want to change the settings slightly. Shooting is possible in j
(Programmed auto), k (Shutter-priority auto), l (Aperture-priority auto), and m
(Manual). The following settings can be saved in M.
Basic Settings
Shooting modes j, k, l, m
Monitor display (A16, 17)2
(A69)1
Zoom position (A31)2
Focus mode (A40)3
Exposure compensation
(A43)
Image quality (A83)
Image size (A84)
Optimize image (A87)
White balance (A90)4
ISO sensitivity (A92)
Metering (A93)
Exposure bracketing (A94)
AF area mode (A95)5
Autofocus mode (A101)
Flash exp. comp. (A101)
Long exposure NR (A102)
Active D-Lighting (A103)
Flash mode (A36)
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Continuous (A76)
Shooting Menu
1 Choose the standard shooting mode. The current flexible program (when set to j), shutter speed
(when set to k and m) or aperture (when set to l and m) settings will also be saved.
2 The current monitor display setting and zoom position will also be saved.
3 The current focus distance will also be saved when set to E (manual focus).
4 The preset value for preset manual applies to the j, k, l, m and M shooting modes.
5 The current focus area position is saved when AF area mode is set to Manual.
B
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Note on Clock Battery
If the internal clock battery (A189) is exhausted, the settings saved in M will be reset. Writing down
any important setting is recommended.
Using M (User Setting Mode)
Save the Settings in M
The frequently used settings for shooting can be changed and saved in M.
1
Rotate the mode dial to the desired exposure
mode.
• Rotate to j, k, l or m.
• Settings can be saved even if rotated to M (the default
settings of shooting mode j are saved when the
camera is first purchased).
Change to a frequently used setting.
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2
3
Press the d button.
• The shooting menu is displayed.
• Press the multi selector to select items and set functions
on the menu (A12).
4
Use the multi selector to choose Save user
settings and press the k button.
• Done screen is displayed, and the current settings are
saved.
Shooting menu
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Flash exp. comp.
Long exposure NR
Active D-Lighting
Save user settings
Reset user settings
Shooting in M (User Setting) Mode
Rotate the mode dial to M to retrieve the settings saved
in Save user settings.
• Frame the subject and shoot with these settings, or
change the settings as required.
• The setting combinations that are retrieved when the
mode dial is rotated to M can be changed as many
times as you want in Save user settings.
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Using M (User Setting Mode)
Resetting Saved Settings
The settings that are saved for M can be reset.
1
2
In the shooting menu, choose Reset user
settings and press the k button.
Choose Yes and press the k button.
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• The saved settings are reset.
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Flash exp. comp.
Long exposure NR
Active D-Lighting
Save user settings
Reset user settings
Reset user settings
User settings will be reset to
default values. OK?
Yes
No
C
Resetting for M
The settings that are saved in the user settings are reset as follows:
• Shooting mode: j (programmed auto)
• Monitor display: Display information
• Zoom position: maximum wide-angle position
• Flash mode: U (Auto)
• Focus mode: A (Autofocus)
• Exposure compensation: 0.0
• Continuous: Single
• Shooting menu: Same as the default setting for each item
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Shooting menu
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Operations in Full-Frame Playback
In shooting mode, press the c (playback) button to
enter playback mode and play back the pictures that
have been shot (A34). The following operations can
be performed in full-frame playback mode.
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Function
Use
Choose pictures
f (h)
Playback zoom
g (i)
Hide or show shooting
information
Switch between
displays
s
x
Display individual
pictures of a sequence
k
Scroll a picture
recorded with easy
panorama
Play back movies
A
11,
12
115,
117
118
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Thumbnail display/
Calendar display
Description
Press H, I, J or K to choose a picture to
display.
Press and hold H, I, J or K to scroll
quickly through pictures.
Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the
command dial.
Display pictures by 4, 9, 16 or 72 picture
thumbnails. Rotate the zoom control
toward f (h) in the 72-picture
thumbnail display to change to the
calendar display (except for list by date
mode).
Enlarge the view of the picture currently
displayed on the monitor, up to about 10×.
Press the k button to return to the fullframe playback mode.
Hide or show the shooting information and
photo information on the monitor.
Switch between the monitor and
viewfinder display.
If pressed when displaying a sequence that
is displayed by its key picture only, all
pictures in the sequence are displayed as
individual pictures. To return to key picture
only display, press the multi selector H.
Display the short side of the current picture
filling the entire screen and scroll the
picture automatically.
Play back the displayed movies.
17
16
113
62
168
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Operations in Full-Frame Playback
Function
Delete pictures
Use
l
Display menus
Switch to another
playback mode
d
Description
Select the deletion method and delete the
picture(s).
When using favorite pictures mode
(A122), auto sort mode (A129), or list by
date mode (A132), pictures in the same
album, category, or shooting date can be
deleted.
Display the menu for the selected mode.
Display the menu and select the N
(playback mode) tab to switch to favorite
pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by
date mode.
A
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13
120
c
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Press the c button or the shutter-release
button. You can also switch to shooting by
pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
Switch to shooting
screen
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157
b (e)
C
Changing the Orientation (Vertical and Horizontal Positioning) of Pictures
Change the orientation using Rotate image (A141) in the playback menu (A135) after shooting.
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Operations in Full-Frame Playback
Playing Images Captured Using Continuous Shooting Mode
(Sequence)
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5
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The images shot in the following continuous shooting mode are saved as a group
(called a “sequence”) each time you shoot.
• Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H: 120 fps
or Continuous H: 60 fps in the continuous shooting menu (A76)
• Exposure bracketing (A94) in the shooting menu (A81)
• Continuous in the Sports (A52) or Pet portrait (A59) scene mode
In full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode (A115), 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 on the playback screen for images captured in a sequence.
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frame playback mode, press the k button to display
each image in the sequence individually. To return to key
picture only display, press the multi selector H.
The following operations are available when each image in a sequence is
displayed individually.
• Choose an image: Press the multi selector J or K. Images can also be chosen
by rotating the command dial.
• Zoom in: Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) (A118).
D
Sequence Display Options
Select Sequence display options (A145) in the playback menu to set all sequences to be
displayed using their key pictures or to display them as individual images.
D
Changing Key Picture in Sequence
A sequence’s key picture can be changed using Choose key picture (A145) in the playback
menu.
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Operations in Full-Frame Playback
Deleting Images in a Sequence
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When Sequence display options (A145) is set to Key picture only in the
playback menu, if the l button is pressed and the deletion method is selected,
the following images are deleted.
• When a sequence is displayed by its key picture only:
- Current image: When the sequence is selected, all images in the sequence
are deleted.
- Erase selected images: When the key picture is selected in the erase
selected images screen (A35), all images in the sequence are deleted.
- All images: All images including the sequence that is displayed are deleted.
• When the pictures in a sequence are displayed individually by pressing the k
button while the key picture is displayed before pressing the l button:
The deletion methods change to the following.
- Erase current picture: Delete the image that is
displayed.
Delete
- Erase selected images: Select multiple images in
the sequence to delete in the erase selected
Erase current picture
images screen (A35).
Erase selected images
Erase entire sequence
- Erase entire sequence: All images in the sequence,
including the image that is displayed, are deleted.
B
Note on Sequence
Images captured continuously with cameras other than COOLPIX P500 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.
➝ A148
➝ A149
• Quick retouch1
• D-Lighting1
➝ A150
➝ A152
• Skin softening1
• Filter effects1
➝ A135
➝ A138
• Print order2
• Slide show
➝ A139
➝ A141
• Protect2
• Rotate image1
➝ A141
➝ A154
• Hide image2
• Small picture1
➝ A142
➝ A144
• Voice memo1
• Copy2
➝ A155
➝ A145
• Black border1
• Sequence display options
➝ A145
➝ A122
• Choose key picture
• Favorite pictures2
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Press the d button after displaying individual images. Settings can be applied to individual
images.
2 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.
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Rotate the zoom control toward f (h) in full-frame
playback mode (A34, 111) to display pictures as
thumbnail images in thumbnail playback mode.
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The following operations can be performed in
thumbnail playback mode.
To
Use
Description
A
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K. Pictures
11,
can also be chosen by rotating the command
12
dial.
Increase the number
of thumbnails
displayed/Calendar
display
Rotate the zoom control toward f (h)
direction to increase the number of
thumbnails from 4 ➝ 9 ➝16 ➝72.
Rotate the zoom control toward f (h) in
the 72-picture thumbnail display to change to
the calendar display (except for list by date
mode).
In calendar display, the pictures can be selected
according to date by moving the cursor (A117). Rotate toward g (i) direction to return to
thumbnail display.
Decrease the number
of picture thumbnails
displayed
Return to full-frame
playback
Delete pictures
f (h)
g (i)
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Choose pictures
Rotate the zoom control toward g (i)
direction to decrease the number of
thumbnails from 72 ➝16 ➝ 9 ➝ 4.
Rotate toward g (i) again during 4 thumbnails
display to return to full-frame playback.
k
Press the k button.
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l
Select the deletion method and delete the
picture(s).
When using favorite pictures mode (A122),
auto sort mode (A129) or list by date mode
(A132), pictures in the same album or
category can be deleted.
35
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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
To
A
Description
Use
c
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button. You can also switch to shooting by
pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
Switch to the
shooting screen
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b (e)
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C
Icons on the Thumbnails
When pictures with Print order (A135) and
Protect (A139) settings are selected, the
icons shown on the right are displayed.
The icon shown on the right is displayed when
a picture in a sequence (A113) is selected.
Movies are displayed as film frames (In the 72picture thumbnail display, D is displayed at the
top of the monitor when a movie is selected).
C
Protect icon
Print order icon
Sequence
display
Film frames
Thumbnail Display in Favorite
Pictures Mode and Auto Sort Mode
• In favorite pictures mode (A122), the icon of the album being
played back is displayed at the top right of the monitor.
• In auto sort mode (A129), the current picture’s category icon is
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
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3
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
Calendar Display
Rotate the zoom control toward f (h) during
playback mode when 72 thumbnails are displayed
(A115) to change to calendar display (except for list by
date mode).
Move the cursor and choose pictures by selecting a
date. Dates for which pictures exist are underlined in
yellow.
2011 05
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
3
The following operations can be performed in calendar display mode.
To
Use
k
g (i)
Change to full-frame playback for displaying
the first picture for that date.
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Rotate the zoom control toward g (i).
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B
A
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K. A date
11,
can also be selected by rotating the command
12
dial.
Select date
Return to full-frame
playback
Return to picture list
display
Description
Notes on Calendar display
• Pictures taken without the date set are treated as pictures taken on “January 1, 2011.”
• d and l buttons are disabled while the Calendar is displayed.
D
List by Date Mode
Only the pictures taken on the same date can be played back in list by date mode (A132). The list
by date options (A133) are also available only for the pictures taken on the selected dates.
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) in full-frame
playback mode (A34) to zoom in on the current
picture, enlarging and displaying the center of the
picture.
• The guide at lower right shows which portion is
enlarged.
The following operations can be performed while
pictures are zoomed in.
To
Zoom in
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Zoom out
Use
g (i)
f (h)
Delete pictures
Crop picture
Description
A
Rotate the zoom control toward g (i). The
11,
zoom increases up to about 10×. Zoom also
increases by rotating the command dial to the 31
right.
Rotate the zoom control toward f (h).
When the magnification ratio reaches 1×, the
display returns to full-frame playback mode.
Zoom also decreases by rotating the
command dial to the left.
11,
31
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to move
12
the display area to other areas of the picture.
Move the display
area
Return to full-frame
playback
3.0
k
Press the k button.
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l
Select the deletion method and delete the
picture(s).
When using favorite pictures mode (A122),
auto sort mode (A129) or list by date mode
(A132), pictures in the same album or
category can be deleted.
35
Press to save the visible portion only as a
separate file.
156
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button. You can also switch to shooting by
pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
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d
c
Switch to the
shooting screen
b (e)
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Pictures Taken Using the Face Priority or Pet
Detection
When the zoom control is rotated toward g (i) during
full-frame playback mode for pictures taken in Face
Priority (A97) or Pet Detection (A59), the picture is
enlarged at the center of the face that was detected
2.0
during shooting (excluding pictures that were shot
using continuous (A76) or Exposure bracketing (A94)).
• If more than one face was detected, the picture is enlarged with the face that was
focused on at the center of the monitor. Press the multi selector H, I, J or K
to display other faces that were detected.
• When the zoom control is further rotated toward g (i) or f (h), the zoom
ratio changes and becomes a normal playback zoom display.
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Playing Back Images by Category
The following playback modes can be selected.
c
A111
Play
Play back all images.
h
A122
Favorite pictures
Play back images added to an album.
F
A129
Auto sort
Play back images and movies automatically sorted to the selected category with
shooting.
C
A132
List by date
Play back images captured on the selected date.
1
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Press the d button in playback
mode.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector J.
• Tab selection is activated.
3
Press H or I to choose the N tab.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
4
Press K or the k button.
• The playback-mode selection menu is displayed.
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Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Playing Back Images by Category
5
Use the multi selector to choose a playback
mode.
• To return to the current playback mode without switching
playback modes, press the d button.
6
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Press the k button.
• The camera enters the selected playback mode.
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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 (A34),
auto sort mode (A129), or list by date mode
(A132) and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
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2
Use the multi selector to choose h Favorite
pictures and press the k button.
• The favorite pictures screen is displayed.
3
Press the multi selector J or K, and then
choose an image and press H to display y.
• To add more images to the same album, repeat this step
as necessary.
• To cancel the selection, press I to remove y.
• Rotate the zoom control (A4) toward 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.
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Playback menu
Choose key picture
Favorite pictures
Favorite pictures
Back
ON/OFF
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
4
Use the multi selector to choose the album to
which the images will be added and press the
k button.
• The selected images are added and the camera
switches to the playback menu.
• To add the same image to multiple albums, repeat from
step 2.
Favorite pictures
Back
Add
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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 (A215) or copied to the album (A128).
D
More Information
See “Removing Images From an Album” (A125) for more information.
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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
(A111) and edited (A146).
• When the d button is pressed in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail
display mode, the favorite pictures menu (A126) 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 (A120).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
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• To display a list of albums, press H or I
to choose h Favorite pictures and
press the k button.
2
Use the multi selector to choose an album.
Favorite pictures
• See “Using Favorite Pictures Mode” (A126) for more
information about operating the list of albums screen.
Choose icon
• When the k button is pressed, an image in the
selected album is displayed in full-frame playback
mode.
• The icon of the album currently being played back is
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
• To choose an album again, repeat steps 1 and 2.
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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 (A124),
and then press the d button.
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• The playback menu is displayed.
4
2
Use the multi selector to choose h Remove
from favorites and press the k button.
4
Favorite pictures
Remove from favorites
• The remove from favorites screen is displayed.
Press the multi selector J or K, and then
choose an image and press H to display y.
• To remove more images from the same album, repeat
this step as necessary.
• To cancel the selection, press I to remove y.
• Rotate the zoom control (A4) toward g (i) to switch
back to full-frame playback or f (h) to display
thumbnails.
• Press the k button when selection is complete.
4
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3
Remove from favorites
Back
ON/OFF
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• The image is removed from the album.
• To cancel removal, select No.
Remove this picture from
favorites?
Yes
No
B
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 (A128).
125
Sorting Favorite Images (Favorite Pictures Mode)
Using Favorite Pictures Mode
The following operations are available from the list of albums screen (A124 step 2).
Function
Use
A
Description
Choose an album
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K.
An album can also be chosen by rotating the
command dial.
11,
12
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Switch to fullframe playback
mode
k
Images in the selected album are displayed in
full-frame playback mode.
111
Delete images
l
All images added to the selected album are
deleted. Choose Yes when the confirmation
dialog is displayed.
35
Change the album icon.
127
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button. You can also switch to shooting by
pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
34,
157
Change the
album icon
d
c
Switch to
shooting mode
b (e)
C
Playback Menu Options Available in Favorite Pictures Mode
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
• Print order
• Protect
• Hide image
• Voice memo
• Sequence display options
• Remove from favorites
126
➝ A148
➝ A150
➝ A135
➝ A139
➝ A141
➝ A142
➝ A145
➝ A125
• D-Lighting
• Filter effects
• Slide show
• Rotate image
• Small picture
• Black border
• Choose key picture
➝ A149
➝ A152
➝ A138
➝ A141
➝ A154
➝ A155
➝ A145
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 (A120).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
• To display a list of albums, press H or I
to choose h Favorite pictures and
press the k button.
2
Use the multi selector to choose an
album and press the d button.
Favorite pictures
Choose icon
3
Press J or K to choose an icon color and
press the k button.
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• The choose icon screen is displayed.
Choose icon
Back
4
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
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).
127
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
(A215) 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 (A35, 126), the image will be
removed from the album and it will be permanently deleted from the internal memory or the
memory card.
Adding Images to Albums
Internal memory or memory card
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Album 1
Add file names
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Album 2
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Add file names
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Viewing Images in Albums
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Album 1
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Retrieve files
Internal
memory or
memory card
Play back
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Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Images and movies are automatically sorted to any 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
(A111) and edited (A146). Images can be also sorted into albums.
• When the d button is pressed, the auto sort menu (A131) 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.
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Viewing Images in Auto Sort Mode
1
Press the d button during
playback, choose the N
(playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A120).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
• To display a list of categories, press H or
I to choose F Auto sort and press the
k button.
2
Use the multi selector to choose a desired
category.
• For information about categories, see “Auto Sort Mode
Categories” (A130).
• See “Operations in Auto Sort Mode” (A131) for more
information about operating the auto sort mode
screen.
• Press the k button to display an image in the selected
category in full-frame playback mode.
• The icon of the category currently played back will be
displayed at the top right of the monitor.
• To choose a desired category again, repeat steps 1 and
2.
Portraits
Other scenes
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Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Category
Description
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Z Smile
Images captured in smart portrait mode (A65) with smile timer
set to On are displayed.
Y Portraits
Images captured in j, k, l, m or M mode using face detection
(A97).
Images captured in the following scene modes.
• e (Night portrait)* (A49)
• R (Backlighting)* (A50)
• Portrait* (A51), Party/indoor (A52)
u Food
Images captured in the Food (A56) scene mode.
U Landscape
Images captured in the Landscape* (A51) scene mode.
V Dusk to dawn
Images captured in the following scene modes.
• j (Night landscape)* (A48)
• Sunset (A53), Dusk/dawn (A54), Fireworks show (A57)
D Close-ups
Images captured in the macro close-up focus mode (A40).
Images captured in the Close-up* (A55) scene mode.
O Pet portrait
Images captured in the Pet portrait (A59) scene mode.
D Movie
Movies (A157).
X Retouched copies
Copies created using editing function (A146).
W Other scenes
All other images that cannot be defined by the categories
described above.
* Images captured in Scene auto selector (A46) are also sorted to the appropriate categories.
B
130
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 (A34) or list by date mode
(A132).
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa (A144),
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
• Images or movies saved by cameras other than COOLPIX P500 cannot be displayed in auto sort
mode.
Finding Images in Auto Sort Mode
Operations in Auto Sort Mode
The following operations are available in the category list screen (A129 step 2).
Function
Use
A
Description
Press the multi selector H, I, J or K.
11,
A category can also be chosen by rotating the
12
command dial.
Select a category
k
Display images in the selected category in full111
frame playback mode.
Delete images
l
Delete all images in the selected category.
Choose Yes when the confirmation dialog is
displayed.
35
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button. You can also switch to shooting by
pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
34,
157
c
Switch to
shooting mode
b (e)
C
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Switch to fullframe playback
mode
Playback Menu Options Available in Auto Sort Mode
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
• Print order
• Protect
• Hide image
• Voice memo
• Sequence display options
• Favorite pictures
➝ A148
➝ A150
➝ A135
➝ A139
➝ A141
➝ A142
➝ A145
➝ A122
• D-Lighting
• Filter effects
• Slide show
• Rotate image
• Small picture
• Black border
• Choose key picture
➝ A149
➝ A152
➝ A138
➝ A141
➝ A154
➝ A155
➝ A145
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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 (A133) 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
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Press the d button during
playback, choose the N
(playback mode) tab, and then
press K or the k button (A120).
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
• To display the list by date screen, press H
or I to choose C List by date and press
the k button.
2
Use the 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.
• See “Operations in List by Date Mode” (A133) for
information about operating the list by date screen.
• When the k button is pressed, the first image captured
on the selected date will be displayed in full-frame
playback mode.
• To choose a date again, repeat steps 1 and 2.
List by date
26/05/2011
4
20/05/2011
11
18/05/2011
8
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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.
Viewing Images by Date (List by Date)
Operations in List by Date Mode
The following operations are available in the list by date screen (A132 step 2).
Function
Use
Select date
A
Description
Press the multi selector H or I.
A date can also be chosen by rotating the
command dial.
11,
12
Switch to full-frame
playback mode
k
Display images captured on the selected date
in full-frame playback mode.
111
Delete images
l
Delete all images captured on the selected
date. Choose Yes when the confirmation
dialog is displayed.
35
Display the list by date menu.
–
Press the c button or the shutter-release
button. You can also switch to shooting by
pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
34,
157
View list by date menu
d
c
b (e)
C
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Switch to shooting
mode
Playback Menu Options Available in List by Date Mode
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
• Skin softening1
• Print order2
• Protect2
• Hide image
2
• Voice memo1
• Sequence display options
• Favorite pictures1
1
2
➝ A148
➝ A150
➝ A135
➝ A139
➝ A141
➝ A142
➝ A145
➝ A122
• D-Lighting1
• Filter effects1
• Slide show
• Rotate image1
• Small picture1
• Black border1
• Choose key picture
➝ A149
➝ A152
➝ A138
➝ A141
➝ A154
➝ A155
➝ A145
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 (A132 step 2), 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.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
The following options are available in playback menu.
k
I
e
p
a
b
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d
f
i
g
E
h
j
C
C
h
h
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Quick retouch
A148
Easily create retouched images in which contrast and saturation have been
enhanced.
D-Lighting
A149
Enhance brightness and contrast in dark portions of pictures.
Skin softening
A150
Make the subject’s skin appear smoother.
Filter effects
A152
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter.
Print order
A135
Select pictures to print and the number of copies for each.
Slide show
A138
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
Protect
A139
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Rotate image
A141
Change the orientation of the picture taken.
Hide image
A141
Hide selected pictures during playback.
Small picture
A154
Create a small copy of the picture taken.
Voice memo
A142
Add a voice memo to the picture taken.
Copy
A144
Copy files between the memory card and internal memory.
Black border
A155
Create a new picture surrounded by a black border.
Sequence display options
A145
Display a sequence of images shot continuously as individual images, or display only
the key picture of a sequence.
Choose key picture
A145
Change the key picture for the series of pictures that were shot continuously
(Pictures in a sequence A113).
Favorite pictures
A122
Select and add pictures as favorites.
Remove from favorites
A125
Remove a picture from an album.
Playback Options: Playback Menu
Displaying the Playback Menu
Press the c button to enter playback mode (A34).
Press the d button to display the playback menu.
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Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
• Use the multi selector to select items and set functions on menus (A12).
• To exit the playback menu, press the d button.
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M a Print order
If you choose to use one of the following methods to print pictures that are
recorded on a memory card, the pictures to print and the number of copies can be
set in advance on the memory card.
• Printing with a DPOF-compatible (A233) printer that is equipped with a card
slot.
• Ordering the prints from a digital photo lab that has a DPOF service.
• Printing by connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (A233) printer
(A179). (When the memory card is removed from the camera, the print order
settings can also be applied to the pictures recorded on the internal memory.)
1
Use the multi selector to choose Select
images and press the k button.
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a Print Order: Setting the Pictures and Number of Copies to
Print
Print order
Select images
Delete print set
135
Playback Options: Playback Menu
2
Choose the pictures (up to a maximum of 99)
and number of copies (up to nine per picture).
Print selection
1
1
3
• Press the multi selector J or K to choose the pictures,
and press H or I to set the number of copies for each.
• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command dial.
• Pictures selected for printing can be recognized by the
Back
check mark icon and the numeral indicating the number
of copies to be printed. A check mark is not displayed with
pictures for which no copies have been specified and these pictures are not printed.
• Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or f (h) to
switch to 12 thumbnails display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
3
Choose whether or not to also print shooting
date and photo information.
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• Choose Date and press the k button to print the
shooting date on all pictures in the print order.
• Choose Info and press the k button to print shooting
information (shutter speed and aperture value) on all
pictures in the print order.
• Choose Done and press the k button to complete the
print order.
Pictures selected for printing are recognized by the w
icon displayed in playback mode.
Print order
Done
Date
Info
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Notes on Printing Shooting Date and Photo Information
When the Date and Info options are enabled in the Print order menu, shooting date and photo
information are printed on pictures when a DPOF-compatible (A233) printer which supports
printing of shooting date and photo information is used.
• Photo information cannot be printed when the camera is connected directly to a printer, via the
supplied USB cable, for DPOF printing (A184).
• Date and Info are reset each time the Print order menu is displayed.
• The date printed is that saved when the picture was captured.
Changing the camera‘s date using the Time zone and date
setting in the setup menu after a picture has been captured has no
effect on the date printed on the picture.
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B
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 pictures 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
pictures.
• If No is selected, all print order settings of other pictures are removed and only the current print
order settings remain.
Print order
Print order
Save print marking for other
images?
Save print marking for other
dates?
Yes
No
Favorite pictures mode or
auto sort mode
List by date mode
Additionally, if there are more than 99 pictures 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 pictures are removed and only the current print
order settings remain.
• If Cancel is selected, the print order settings of other pictures remain and the current print order
settings are removed.
Print order
C
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Yes
No
Print order
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking from
other images?
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking for
other dates?
Yes
Cancel
Yes
Cancel
Favorite pictures mode or
auto sort mode
List by date mode
Deleting All Print Orders
In step 1 of the print order procedure (A135), choose Delete print set and press the k button to
delete the print orders for all pictures.
D
Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted in pictures at the time of shooting by using Print date
(A192) in the setup menu. This information can be printed even from printers that do not support
printing of the date and time. Only the date and time of Print date on the pictures are printed, even
if Print order is enabled with the date selected in the print order screen.
D
More Information
See “Note on Printing Images of Size 1:1” (A86) for more information.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
b Slide Show
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M b Slide show
View pictures stored in the internal memory or on a memory card in an automatic
slide show.
1
Use the multi selector to choose Start and
press the k button.
Slide show
Pause
• To change the interval between pictures, choose
Frame intvl, select the desired interval time, and press
Start
the k button before choosing Start.
Frame intvl
Loop
• To repeat the slide show automatically, enable Loop
and press the k button before choosing Start. The
check mark (w) is added to the loop option when enabled.
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2
3s
The slide show begins.
• Press the multi selector K to display the next picture, or
J to display the previous picture. Press and hold the
button to fast forward or rewind.
• To exit partway or pause, press the k button.
3
Choose End or Restart.
• When exiting or pausing the slide show, the screen
shown on the right is displayed. Choose End and press
the k button to return to the playback menu. Choose
Restart to play the slide show again.
Pause
Restart
End
Frame intvl
B
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Notes on Slide Shows
• Only the first frame of movies (A168) included in slide shows is displayed.
• For sequences (A113) whose sequence display options are set to Key picture only, only the key
picture is displayed.
• Pictures recorded with easy panorama cannot be played back in a slide show.
• Slide shows play for a maximum of about 30 minutes, even when Loop is selected (A199).
Playback Options: Playback Menu
d Protect
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M d Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
In the picture selection screen, choose a picture and set or cancel protection. See
“Selecting Pictures” (A140) for more information.
Note, however, that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card
permanently erases the protected files (A200).
Protected pictures are recognized by the s icon in playback mode (A10, 116).
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
Selecting Pictures
The picture selection screen, as shown on the right, is
displayed in the following menus.
Only one picture can be selected for some menu items,
while for other menu items, multiple pictures can be
selected.
Protect
Back
Functions for which only one picture can be
selected
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• Playback menu:
Rotate image (A141),
Choose key picture (A145)
• Setup menu:
Select an image in Welcome screen
(A187)
ON/OFF
Functions for which multiple pictures can
be selected
• Playback menu:
Select images in Print order (A135),
Protect (A139),
Hide image (A141),
Selected images in Copy (A144)
Favorite pictures (A122),
Remove from favorites (A125)
• Erase selected images in Deleting
unnecessary images (A35)
Follow the procedure described below to select pictures.
1
Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
desired picture.
Protect
• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command
dial.
• Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) to switch to fullframe playback, or f (h) to switch to 12 thumbnails
Back
display.
• For functions for which only one picture is selected, proceed to step 3.
2
Press H or I to select or deselect (or to
specify the number of copies).
ON/OFF
Protect
• When a picture is selected, a check mark (y) is
displayed with the picture. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to
select additional pictures.
Back
3
ON/OFF
Press the k button to apply the picture selection.
• With selections such as Selected images, the confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow
the instructions on the screen.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
f Rotate Image
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M f Rotate image
Change the orientation of pictures played back in the camera’s monitor after
shooting. Still pictures can be rotated 90° clockwise or counterclockwise.
Pictures that were recorded in the “tall” orientation can be rotated up to 180° in
either direction.
Select a picture in the picture selection screen (A140) to display the Rotate image
screen. Press the multi selector J or K to rotate the picture 90°.
Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate 90°
counterclockwise
Rotate image
Rotate
Back
Rotate
Rotate 90°
clockwise
Press the k button to set the orientation displayed and save the orientation data
with the picture.
B
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Back
Rotate image
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 (A113, 145).
i Hide Image
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M i Hide image
Hide pictures so that they cannot be played back on the camera monitor.
In the picture selection screen, choose the pictures and set or cancel the hide
setting. See “Selecting Pictures” (A140) for more information.
Hidden pictures cannot be deleted using the l button. Note, however, that
formatting the internal memory or memory card (A200) permanently erases the
hidden pictures.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
E Voice Memo
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M E Voice memo
Use the camera’s microphone to record voice memos for pictures.
Recording Voice Memos
1
Choose a picture in full-frame playback mode
(A34) or thumbnail playback mode (A115)
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose E Voice
memo and press the k button.
Playback menu
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Rotate image
Hide image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Black border
Sequence display options
• The screen for recording voice memos is displayed.
3
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.
Back
• During recording, o and p blink on the monitor.
• When recording ends, the voice memo playback screen
is displayed. Follow the procedure in step 3 of “Playing
Voice Memos” (A143) to play the voice memo.
• Press the 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.
D
142
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
20s
17s
Playback Options: Playback Menu
Playing Voice Memos
Pictures for which voice memos have been recorded are indicated by p in fullframe playback mode.
1
Choose a picture with a voice
memo in full-frame playback
mode (A34) or thumbnail
playback mode (A115) and press
the d button.
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• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose E Voice
memo and press the k button.
Playback menu
3
Press the k button to play the voice memo.
• Press the k button again to stop playback.
• Rotate the zoom control toward g or f during
playback to adjust playback volume.
• Press the 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.
More on Playback
Rotate image
Hide image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Black border
Sequence display options
• The voice memo playback screen is displayed.
6s
Back
Deleting Voice Memos
Select a picture with a voice memo and press the l
button. Press the multi selector H or I to choose
Current image, and press the k button (A35). When
the confirmation dialog is displayed, press the multi
selector H or I to choose w and press the k button.
Only the voice memo will be deleted.
B
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Notes on Voice Memos
• When a picture with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the picture and its voice memo are
deleted.
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for a picture that already has a voice memo attached on it. The
current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.
• COOLPIX P500 is not able to record a voice memo for a picture captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
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Playback Options: Playback Menu
h Copy: Copying Between Internal Memory and Memory
Card
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M h Copy
Copy pictures between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Use the multi selector to choose a destination
option to which pictures are copied and press
the k button.
Copy
• q: Copy pictures from the internal memory to the
memory card.
• r: Copy pictures from the memory card to the
internal memory.
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2
Select a copy option and press the k button.
Camera to card
Selected images
• Selected images: Copy pictures selected from the
All images
image selection screen (A140). If a sequence for which
only a key picture is displayed is selected (A113), all
pictures in the displayed sequence are copied.
• All images: Copy all pictures. If a picture in a sequence is
selected, this option is not displayed.
• Current sequence: This option is displayed when a picture in a sequence has been
selected before displaying the playback menu. All pictures in the current sequence are
copied.
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Notes on Copying Pictures
• JPEG-, MOV-, and WAV-format files can be copied. Files saved in any other format cannot be copied.
• Voice memo (A142) attached to pictures and Protect setting (A139) are also copied with the
pictures.
• Operation is not guaranteed with pictures captured with another make of camera or that have
been modified on a computer.
• Print order settings (A135) and the contents of the album (A122) are not copied with the
pictures.
• Pictures with Hide image (A141) settings cannot be copied.
• Pictures or movies copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode (A129).
• If Sequence display options (A145) is set to Key picture only and a picture in the sequence
is selected and the k button is pressed to display individual pictures (A113), only r
(memory card to internal memory) image copy is available.
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Message: “Memory contains no images.”
If there are no pictures 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 pictures saved in the camera’s internal memory to the
memory card.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
C Sequence Display Options
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Sequence display
options
More on Playback
Choose the method used to display a series of pictures shot continuously
(sequence, A113) when viewing them in full-frame playback mode (A34) or in
thumbnail playback mode (A115).
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
Each picture in a sequence is displayed.
Key picture only (default setting)
Return a sequence in which pictures are displayed individually to the key picture only
display.
C Choose Key Picture
Press the c button (Playback mode) M d (Playback menu) M C Choose key picture
When Sequence display options is set to Key picture only, the key picture
displayed in full-frame playback mode (A34) or thumbnail playback mode
(A115) can be set for each sequence of pictures.
• When changing this setting, before pressing d, first select the desired
sequence using full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode.
• When the key picture selection screen is displayed, select a picture. See
“Selecting Pictures” (A140) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
Picture Editing Functions
Pictures can be easily edited with this camera using the functions below. Edited
pictures are stored as separate files (A215).
Editing function
Editing Pictures
Easily create a copy with enhanced contrast and richer colors.
D-Lighting (A149)
Create a copy of the current picture with enhanced brightness
and contrast, brightening dark portions of the picture.
Skin softening (A150)
Make facial skin tones softer.
Filter effects (A152)
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter. The available effects
are Soft, Selective color, Cross screen, Fisheye and
Miniature effect.
Small picture (A154)
Create a small copy of pictures suitable for uses such as e-mail
attachments.
Black border (A155)
Add a black frame around the picture. Use when you want to
add a black border to a picture.
Crop (A156)
Crop a portion of the picture. Use to zoom in on a subject or
arrange a composition.
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Application
Quick retouch (A148)
Notes on Picture Editing
• Pictures shot with an Image size (A84) of I 3984×2656, u 3968×2232, O 1920×1080 and
H 2992×2992 can only be modified using the Black border editing function.
Also, editing functions other than Black border are not available for still images captured while
recording high-definition or full high-definition movies (A155).
• Pictures recorded with easy panorama cannot be edited.
• When no faces are detected in the picture, skin softening cannot be applied (A150).
• COOLPIX P500’s editing functions are not available for pictures shot with digital cameras other than
COOLPIX P500.
• If a copy created using the COOLPIX P500 is viewed on a different digital camera, it may not be
possible to display the picture properly or transfer it to a computer.
• 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 (A113), perform one of the following
operations before editing.
- Press the k button to display individual images, and then select an image in the sequence
- Set Sequence display options (A145) to Individual pictures so that each image is
displayed individually, and then select an image
Picture Editing Functions
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Restrictions on Picture Editing
The following restrictions apply when editing pictures that were created by editing.
Editing function used
Editing function to add
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Filter effects
Skin softening, Small picture, Black border or crop can be used.
Quick retouch, D-Lighting or Filter effects cannot be used
together.
Skin softening
Quick retouch, D-Lighting, Filter effects, Small picture, Black
border or crop can be used.
Small picture
No additional editing functions can be used.
Black border
Small picture can be used.
Crop
Black border can be used.
• Copies created by editing cannot be edited again using the same edit function.
• To use an editing function together with small picture, use the other edit function first, and use
small picture as the last edit function performed on that picture.
• Pictures that were taken using skin softening can be edited using skin softening.
Original Pictures and Edited Copies
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original pictures are deleted. The
original pictures are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are stored with the same shooting date and time as the original.
• Even if the pictures that are marked for Print order (A135) or Protect (A139) are used for
editing, these settings are not reflected on the edited copies.
Editing Pictures
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Editing Pictures
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Easily create retouched pictures in which contrast and saturation have been
enhanced. Retouched copies are stored as separate files.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A34) or thumbnail (A115) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the 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 Pictures
3
Press H or I to choose the setting level, and
press the k button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Quick retouch
• A retouched copy is created.
• To cancel, press the d button.
Normal
Amount
• Quick retouched copies can be recognized by the s
icon displayed in playback mode.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Editing Pictures
I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
Create copies with enhanced brightness and contrast, brightening dark portions of
a picture. Enhanced copies are stored as separate files.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A34) or thumbnail (A115) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the 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.
Press H or I to choose the setting level, and
press the k button.
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Editing Pictures
3
Playback menu
D-Lighting
• A new, edited copy is created.
• To cancel, press the d button.
Normal
Amount
• D-Lighting copies can be recognized by the c icon
displayed in playback mode.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
e Skin Softening: Making Skin Appear Smoother
Skin softening can be applied to faces that are detected in pictures already taken,
to make skin appear smoother. Pictures edited with this function are stored as
separate files.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A34) or thumbnail (A115) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Use the multi selector to choose e Skin
softening and press the k button.
• The screen that allows you to set the amount of skin
softening is displayed.
• If no faces are detected in the image, a warning is
displayed and the screen returns to the playback menu.
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3
Press H or I to choose the setting level, and
press the k button.
• A confirmation screen is displayed, and the image is
displayed zoomed in on the face edited by skin
softening.
• To cancel, press the d button.
Playback menu
Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Skin softening
Normal
Amount
Editing Pictures
4
Confirm the results.
• Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that closest
to the center of the frame, are softened.
• When multiple faces are edited using skin softening,
use the multi selector J and K to switch the face that
is displayed.
Back
• To adjust the extent of skin softening, press the d
button and return to step 3.
• To create a copy edited with skin softening, press the k button.
• Copies created by editing with skin softening can be
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Note on Skin Softening
Depending on conditions such as the direction the subject is facing or the brightness of the face, the
face may not be detected properly, or the desired effect may not be achieved.
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See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
p Filter Effects: Digital Filter
Apply a variety of effects using digital filter. The following effect options are available.
The image created with the filter effect is saved separately from the original picture file.
Option
Description
Soft
Gently softens the focus of the image from the center to the
edge. In pictures taken with face priority (A97) or pet
detection (A59) selected, areas around faces will be blurred.
Selective color
Keeps only selected image colors and makes other colors blackand-white.
Cross screen
Produce star-like rays of light that radiate outward from bright
objects such as sunlight reflections and city lights. Suitable for
night scenes.
Fisheye
Creates images that look like they were shot with a fisheye lens.
Suitable for pictures shot in macro mode.
Miniature effect
Creates images that look like close-up photos of a diorama.
Suitable for pictures shot while looking down from a high
location, with the main subject near the center of the frame.
Editing Pictures
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A34) or thumbnail (A115) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
3
Use the multi selector to choose p Filter
effects and press the k button.
Playback menu
Choose the filter effect type and press the k
button.
Filter effects
• A confirmation screen is displayed.
• When Cross screen, Fisheye or Miniature effect is
selected, proceed to step 5.
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Quick retouch
D-Lighting
Skin softening
Filter effects
Print order
Slide show
Protect
Soft
Selective color
Cross screen
Fisheye
Miniature effect
Editing Pictures
4
Adjust the effect.
• Soft: Press H or I to choose the extent of the effect
and press the k button.
Soft
Normal
Extent
• Selective color: Press H or I to move the slider,
select the color to keep, and press the k button.
5
Check the effect, choose Save and press the
k button.
Selective color
Preview
Editing Pictures
• A new, edited copy is created.
• To cancel, choose Cancel and press the k button.
Save
Cancel
• Copies created by editing with filter effect can be
recognized by the c icon displayed in playback mode.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
g Small Picture: Decreasing Image Size
Create a small copy of the picture taken. Suitable for displaying on web pages or
sending as e-mail attachments. The available size is l 640×480, m 320×240 or
n 160×120. Small copies are stored as separate files with a compression ratio of
1:16.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A34) or thumbnail (A115) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
Editing Pictures
3
4
Use the multi selector to choose g Small
picture and press the k button.
Playback menu
Choose the desired copy size and press the k
button.
Small picture
Rotate image
Hide image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Black border
Sequence display options
640×480
320×240
160×120
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• A new, smaller copy is created.
• To cancel, choose No and press the k button.
• The copy is displayed with a black frame.
Create small picture file?
Yes
No
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Editing Pictures
j Black Border: Adding a Black Border to Pictures
This function creates black borders along the border of a picture. Choose from
Thin, Medium or Broad lines. The created pictures are stored as separate files.
1
Choose the desired picture from full-frame
(A34) or thumbnail (A115) playback mode
and press the d button.
• The playback menu is displayed.
2
4
Playback menu
Choose the desired frame thickness and press
the k button.
Black border
Thin
Medium
Broad
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• A new copy with a black border is created.
• To cancel, choose No and press the k button.
• Copies created by editing with black borders can be
recognized by the J icon displayed in playback mode.
B
Rotate image
Hide image
Small picture
Voice memo
Copy
Black border
Sequence display options
Editing Pictures
3
Use the multi selector to choose j Black
border and press the k button.
Create a copy with a
black border?
Yes
No
Notes on Black Border
• A part of the picture equivalent to the thickness of the black border is cut off because the black
border overlaps the picture.
• When a picture with a black border is printed using a printer’s borderless print function, the black
border may not be printed.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
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Editing Pictures
a Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible on the monitor when u is displayed
with playback zoom (A118) enabled. Cropped copies are stored as separate files.
1
Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) in fullframe playback mode (A34) to zoom in on the
picture.
• To crop a picture displayed in “tall” orientation, zoom in
on the picture until the black bars displayed on the both
sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped picture is
displayed in landscape orientation. To crop the picture in
its current “tall” orientation, first, use the Rotate image
option (A141) to rotate the picture so that it is displayed in landscape orientation.
Next, enlarge the picture for cropping, crop the picture, and then rotate the cropped
picture back to “tall” orientation.
2
Refine copy composition.
Editing Pictures
• Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) or f (h) to
adjust the zoom ratio.
• Press the multi selector H, I, J or K to scroll the
picture so that only the portion to be copied is visible
on the monitor.
3
Press the d button.
4
Use the multi selector to choose Yes and press
the k button.
• A cropped copy is created.
• To cancel, choose No and press the k button.
4.0
Save this image as
displayed?
Yes
No
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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 setting for a cropped copy is 320×240 or 160×120, a black frame appears around the
picture during playback, and the B or C small picture icon appears on the left side of the monitor.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Movie Recording and Playback
Recording Movies
High-definition movies with sound can be recorded.
• A memory card is required when recording movies. Insert the memory card into
the camera (A26).
• The maximum movie length for a single movie is 4 GB or 29 minutes, even when
there is sufficient free space on the memory card (A166).
1
Turn on the camera and display the shooting
screen.
Movie options
• Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode
(A44).
• The movie options show the type of movie that will be
recorded. The default setting is d HD 1080pP
(1920×1080) (A164). The movie options are not
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• When recording movies, the angle of view (i.e., the
area visible in the frame) is narrower than that of still pictures. Press the s (display)
button and display the movie frame (A17) to check the range of a movie in a frame
before recording.
2
Rotate the movie mode switch to HD.
3
Press the b (e movie-record) button
to start movie recording.
• The LCD monitor is turned off for a moment, and
then the movie recording starts.
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame.
Focus areas are not displayed during recording.
• When recording movies in high-definition or full
high-definition, monitor display changes to an
aspect ratio of 16:9 with movie recording (the
area indicated on the right is recorded).
• The approximate remaining movie length is
displayed during recording.
• Recording stops automatically when the
maximum movie length has been recorded.
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Movie Recording and Playback
• Lower the flash. If the flash is raised, it may disturb the
recording.
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Press the b (e movie-record) button to end recording.
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Recording Movies
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Notes on Movie Recording
• A memory card with an SD speed class of Class 6 or higher is recommended (A214). If the transfer
speed of the card is slow, the movie recording may end unexpectedly.
• Using a digital zoom causes image quality to deteriorate. If you start recording the movie without
using digital zoom, and you rotate the zoom control toward g, the zoom stops at the maximum
optical zoom ratio. Release the zoom control and rotate it again toward g to trigger digital zoom.
When recording ends, digital zoom turns off.
• The sound of using the zoom control, zoom, autofocus or aperture control when the brightness
changes may be recorded.
• The following phenomena may be seen on 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
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Movie Recording and Playback
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Notes on Autofocus
• If Autofocus mode in the movie menu is set to A Single AF (default setting), the focus is locked
when the b (e movie-record) button is pressed to start movie recording (A166).
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A33). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Before recording, set Autofocus mode in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting).
2. Position a different subject at the same distance in the middle of the screen. Press the
b (e movie-record) button to start the movie recording, and change the composition.
Before recording, you can set the focus mode to E (manual focus) and adjust the focus using
manual focus (A42).
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Note on the Camera Temperature
The camera may become warm when recording movies for an extended period of time or when the
camera is used in a hot area. This is not a malfunction.
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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 while pictures are being recorded. Turning the camera off or removing the memory
card while movies are being recorded could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera or card.
Recording Movies
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Functions Available in Movie Recording
• The focus mode, exposure compensation, and Optimize image and White balance settings in
shooting menu are also applied when recording movies. Confirm settings before starting movie
recording.
• When the shooting mode is j, k, l, m or M, the Metering (A93) setting is also applied to the
movie recording (except for Spot AF area).
• The self-timer (A39) can be used. If the self-timer is set and the b (e movie-record) button is
pressed, the camera focuses at the center of the frame and starts movie recording after ten or two
seconds.
• The flash does not fire.
• Press the d button before starting to record the movie to display the D (movie) tab and select
movie menu settings (A163).
• To reduce the effects of camera shake when recording movies, set Electronic VR (A167) in the
movie menu.
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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 1/8-1/2 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.
1
Turn on the camera and rotate
the movie mode switch to HS.
• The HS movie options show the type
of HS movie that will be recorded
(A165). The HS movie options are
not displayed when no memory card
is inserted.
• Lower the flash. If the flash is raised, it
may disturb the recording.
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Press the b (e movie-record) button to start
the movie recording.
• The LCD monitor is turned off for a moment, and then
the HS movie recording starts.
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame. The
focus area is not displayed while the movie is recorded.
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• When the Open with HS footage (A165) is set to
When recording normal
Off, normal speed movies are recorded when recording
speed movies
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.
• The camera switches between normal speed movie
recording and HS movie recording each time the k
button is pressed.
• If recording time for HS movies (A165) runs out, the
9s
camera switches to normal speed movie recording.
When recording
• When recording HS movies, the maximum movie
HS movies
length display changes and displays the amount of
recording time available for HS movie recording.
• The HS movie options that are displayed change depending on the type of movie
being recorded.
Movie Recording and Playback
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HS movie options
3
Press the b (e movie-record) button to end recording.
Recording Movies
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Notes on HS Movie
• Footage recorded for slow motion or fast motion playback is not recorded with sound.
• Vibration reduction cannot be used for movies that are recorded while the movie mode switch is
rotated to HS. 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 HS movie options (A165) is set to k 240 fps, h 120 fps or i 60 fps, movies that
can be played back in slow motion can be recorded. When set to j 15 fps, movies that can be
played back in fast motion at a speed two times faster than normal speed can be recorded.
Portions recorded at k 240 fps:
A movie of up to ten seconds in length is recorded when recording for the purpose of high-speed
capturing. Playback is eight times slower.
Recording
10 s
Playback
80 s
Slow motion playback
(no sound)
Recording
Playback
2 min
1 min
Fast motion playback
(no sound)
Movie Recording and Playback
Portions recorded at j 15 fps:
A movie of up to two minutes in length is recorded when recording for the purpose of high-speed
playback. Playback is two times faster.
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Capturing Still Pictures While Recording Movies
If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while
recording a movie, one frame is saved as a still picture.
Movie recording continues while the still picture is
being saved.
• A still picture can be saved when Q is displayed at
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the top left of the monitor.
• Q is not displayed while saving still pictures. Another
still picture cannot be saved until Q is displayed again.
• The still picture is saved with Normal as the image quality. The image size is
determined by the type (resolution) (A164) of the original movie.
Movie type (resolution)
Movie Recording and Playback
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•
•
•
•
•
Size of still picture
d HD 1080pP (1920×1080)/
e HD 1080p (1920×1080)
i (1920 × 1080)
f HD 720p (1280×720)
R (1280 × 720)
g VGA (640×480)
S (640 × 480)
Notes on Saving Still Pictures During Movie Recording
When the remaining movie recording time is less than 30 seconds, still pictures cannot be saved.
When recording an HS movie (A160), still pictures cannot be saved.
When the movie option is set to iFrame 540 (960×540), still pictures cannot be saved.
The shutter sound made when saving a still picture may be heard in the recorded movie.
If the camera moves when the shutter-release button is pressed, the picture may be blurred.
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File Names of Saved Still Pictures
The file numbers assigned to captured still pictures ascend in order, starting with the file number of
the movie being recorded +1.
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See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
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Recording Movies
Using the Movie Menu
The options below can be set in the movie menu.
A164
Movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is recorded when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HD.
A165
HS movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is recorded when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HS.
A165
Open with HS footage
Select whether or not to record slow motion or fast motion movies from the start of the
movie recording when the movie mode switch is rotated to HS.
A166
Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies with the movie mode switch
rotated to HD.
A167
Electronic VR
Set electronic VR when recording movies with the movie mode switch rotated to HD.
A167
Wind noise reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Press the d button in the shooting mode to display the menu, use the multi
selector to change to the D tab and display the movie menu (A13).
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HS movie options
Open with HS footage
Autofocus mode
Electronic VR
Wind noise reduction
Movie Recording and Playback
Displaying the Movie Menu
• Use the multi selector to select items and set functions on the menu (A12).
• Press the d button to exit the movie menu.
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Movie Options
Display the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A163) M Movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is recorded when the movie mode
switch is rotated to HD. The higher the resolution and bitrate, the higher the picture
quality; but the file size also becomes larger.
Option
Description
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in full
high-definition. This option is suited to playback on a wide
d HD 1080pP(1920×1080)
screen TV that is compatible with full high-definition.
(default setting)
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 14 Mbps
Movie Recording and Playback
e HD 1080p (1920×1080)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in full
high-definition. This option is suited to playback on a wide
screen TV that is compatible with full high-definition.
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
f HD 720p (1280×720)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded in highdefinition. This option is suited to playback on a wide
screen TV.
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
p iFrame 540 (960×540)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
It is one of the formats supported by Apple Inc.
• Image size: 960 × 540 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 24 Mbps
g VGA (640×480)
Movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
• The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. As a variable
bitrate (VBR) system has been adopted, the movie recording rate varies
automatically according to the subject so that more data is recorded per second
for movies containing frequently moving subjects, thus increasing movie file size.
• The frame rate is approximately 30 frames per second (fps) in all options.
B
Note on p iFrame 540 (960×540)
Saving still pictures during movie recording, saving a frame from a movie as a still picture, or editing
movies cannot be used.
D
164
More Information
See “Maximum Movie Length” (A166) for more information.
Recording Movies
HS Movie Options
Display the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A163) M HS movie options
Options can be selected for the movie that is shot when the movie mode switch is
rotated to HS (high speed).
Option
Description
h 120 fps
1/4-speed slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Maximum recording time*: 15 seconds (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 640 × 480 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 3 Mbps
i 60 fps
1/2-speed slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are
recorded.
• Maximum recording time*: 30 seconds (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 1280 × 720 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 9 Mbps
j 15 fps
2× speed fast motion movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
• Maximum recording time*: 2 minutes (playback time: 1 minute)
• Image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 12 Mbps
* The maximum recording time refers only to the section shot for slow motion or speeded up playback.
Open with HS Footage
Display the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A163) M Open with HS
footage
Movie Recording and Playback
k 240 fps
(default setting)
1/8-speed slow motion movies with an aspect ratio of 4:3 are recorded.
• Maximum recording time*: 10 seconds (playback time: 1 minute
20 seconds)
• Image size: 320 × 240 pixels
• Movie bitrate: 640 kbps
Select whether or not to record slow motion or fast motion movies from the start
of the movie recording when the movie mode switch is rotated to HS.
• 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.
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C
Maximum Movie Length
Option
Memory card (4GB)*
d HD 1080pP(1920×1080) (default setting)
35 min
e HD 1080p (1920×1080)
40 min
f HD 720p (1280×720)
55 min
p iFrame 540 (960×540)
15 min
g VGA (640×480)
2 h 30 min
All figures are approximate. The maximum recording time may vary by make of memory card and the
bitrates at which the movie was recorded.
* The maximum movie length for a single movie is 4 GB or 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient
free space on the memory card. The maximum movie length for a single movie is displayed during
recording.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Autofocus Mode
Movie Recording and Playback
Display the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A163) M Autofocus mode
Choose how the camera focuses when recording movies with the movie mode
switch rotated to HD.
Option
Description
Focus is locked when the b (e movie-record) button is pressed to
A Single AF
start recording. Select this option when the distance between the
(default setting)
camera and the subject will remain fairly consistent.
B Full-time AF
C
The camera focuses continuously during movie recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and subject
will change significantly during recording. Use of Single AF is
recommended to prevent the sound of the camera focusing from
interfering with recording.
Autofocus Mode during Movie Shooting
• When the scene mode is Fireworks show, the focus is fixed at infinity.
• Set the focus mode to E (manual focus) and adjust the focus using manual focus (A42).
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Electronic VR
Display the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A163) M Electronic VR
Set electronic VR when recording movies with the movie mode switch rotated to
HD.
Option
Description
w
On
(default setting)
Reduces the effects of camera shake in movie modes.
k
Off
Electronic VR is not enabled.
When the electronic VR is set to On, R is displayed on the monitor when movie
recording starts (A8).
B
Note on Electronic VR
Electronic VR is not available when recording HS movies.
Wind Noise Reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Option
Description
Y
On
Records while minimizing the noise of wind blowing on the
microphone. Suitable for recording in strong winds. During
playback, not only wind noise, but other sounds may also
become difficult to hear.
k
Off
(default setting)
Wind noise is not reduced.
Movie Recording and Playback
Display the shooting screen M d M D (Movie menu) (A163) M Wind noise
reduction
When the wind noise reduction setting is enabled, the current setting is displayed
during shooting (A8). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed.
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Movie Playback
In full-frame playback mode (A34), movies can be
recognized by a movie options icon (A164). To play a
movie, press the k button.
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Use the zoom control g or f during playback to adjust
the volume.
Rotate the command dial to advance or rewind the
movie. Playback controls appear at the top of the
monitor. Press the multi selector J or K to choose a
playback control, then press the k button to perform
the selected operation. The following operations are
available.
Pausing
7m42s
During
playback
Volume
indicator
Movie Recording and Playback
To
Use
Rewind
A
Rewind the movie while the k button is pressed down.
Advance
B
Advance the movie while the k button is pressed down.
Pause
E
End
G
Description
The following operations can be performed with the playback
controls at the top of the monitor while playback is paused.
Rewind the movie by one frame. Hold down the k
C
button to rewind continuously.*
Advance the movie by one frame. Hold down the k
D
button to advance continuously.*
Extract and save only the required parts of the movie
I
(A169).
Save the extracted frame from a movie as a still picture
H
(A170).
F
Resume playback.
Return to full-frame playback mode.
* The movie can also be advanced or rewound by one frame by rotating the command dial.
B
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Note on Movie Playback
Movies recorded with cameras other than COOLPIX P500 cannot be played back.
Movie Playback
Editing Movies
The desired portions of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file (except for
movies recorded with p iFrame 540 (960×540)).
1
Play back the movie to be edited and pause at the start point of the
portion that is to be extracted (A168).
2
Use the multi selector J or K to choose I
on the playback control and press the k
button.
• The movie editing screen is displayed.
7m42s
3
Press H or I to choose J (Choose start
point) on the editing playback control.
Choose start point
• Press the multi selector J or K to adjust the start
position.
• To cancel, press H or I to choose L (Back) and press
the k button.
Press H or I to choose K (Choose end
point).
Choose end point
• Press the multi selector J or K to move the end point
at the right end to the end position of the required
section.
5m52s
• To check the playback of the movie in the specified
range before saving it, choose c (Preview) and press
the k button. During preview playback, the volume can be adjusted with the zoom
control g/f. Rotate the command dial to fast forward or rewind. To stop the preview
playback, press the k button.
5
After finishing the settings, press H or I to choose m (Save) and press
the k button.
6
Choose Yes and press the k button.
• The edited movie is saved.
• To cancel the saving, choose No.
Movie Recording and Playback
4
8m48s
Save OK?
Yes
No
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Movie Playback
B
Notes on Editing Movies
• Once a movie is created through editing, it cannot be used again for extracting a movie. To extract
another range, select and edit the original movie.
• Because the edited movies are extracted in 1-second units, they may vary slightly from the set start
point and end point. Sections shorter than two seconds cannot be extracted.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
D
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (A215) for more information.
Saving a Frame from a Movie as a Still Picture
A frame from a recorded movie can be extracted and saved as a still picture (except
for movies recorded with p iFrame 540 (960×540)).
• Pause a movie and display the screen to be extracted
(A168).
• Choose H on the playback control with the multi
selector J or K and press the k button.
7m42s
Movie Recording and Playback
• When the confirmation dialog is displayed, choose
Yes and press the k button to save. To cancel the
saving, choose No.
• The still picture is saved with Normal as the image
quality. The image size is determined by the type
(resolution) (A162, 164, 165) of the original movie.
B
Copy this frame as a still image?
Yes
No
Note on Saving a Still Picture
A black frame appears around the picture saved with s (320×240) during playback.
Deleting Unnecessary Movies
Press the l button when a movie is selected in full-frame
playback mode (A34) or thumbnail playback mode
(A115) to display the confirmation dialog for deletion.
See “Deleting Unnecessary Images” (A35) for more
information.
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Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Connecting to a TV
Connect the camera to a television to play back pictures on the television.
If your television is equipped with an HDMI connector, you can connect it to the
camera with a commercially available HDMI cable to enjoy recorded movies in the
high-definition quality.
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
When connecting using the supplied audio/video cable
• Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack on the TV, and the red and white plugs to
the audio-in jacks.
Yellow White Red
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
When connecting using a commercially available HDMI cable
• Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
To the HDMI jack
HDMI mini
connector (Type C)
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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 the recorded
pictures are displayed on the television.
• While the camera is connected to the TV, the camera
monitor remains off.
B
Notes on Connecting an HDMI Cable
• An HDMI cable is not supplied. Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the camera to
a TV. The output terminal on this camera is a HDMI Mini Connector (Type C). When purchasing an
HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is a HDMI Mini Connector.
• To enjoy playback in high-definition quality when the camera is connected to a television that has
an HDMI connector, we recommend shooting still pictures with Image size (A84) set to C
2048×1536 or higher, and recording movies with Movie options (A164) set to f HD 720p
(1280×720) or higher.
B
Notes on Connecting the Audio/Video Cable
• When connecting the cable, be sure that the connector is oriented correctly. Do not force the
connector into the camera. When disconnecting the cable, do not pull the connector at an angle.
• Do not connect cables to the HDMI mini connector and USB/audio video connector
simultaneously.
B
When Nothing Appears on the TV
Make sure that TV settings (A201) in the setup menu (A185) is appropriate for your television.
C
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Using the TV’s Remote Control (HDMI Device Control)
The remote control of a TV that conforms to the HDMI-CEC standard can be used to operate the
camera during playback.
Instead of the multi selector or zoom control, the remote control can be used for picture selection,
playback/pause of movies or easy panorama pictures, and switching between full-frame playback
and 4-picture thumbnail display.
• Set HDMI device control (A201) of TV settings to On (default setting) in the setup menu, and
connect the camera to the TV with an HDMI cable.
• Point the remote control at the TV to operate.
• See your TV’s manual or other related documentation to check whether your TV supports the
HDMI-CEC standard.
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)
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.
Macintosh
Mac OS X (version 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.5)
For information on the requirements for playing back high-definition movies, refer
to “System Requirements” in the ViewNX 2 help information (A177).
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system
compatibility.
B
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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B
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 (A178, 202).
• If the AC Adapter EH-62A (A213) (available separately) is used, COOLPIX P500 can be powered
from an electrical outlet. Do not use another make or model of AC adapter other than EH-62A.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
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 or blink. The camera monitor will remain
off.
B
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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” (A177) 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 P500 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 P500 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
(A177).
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
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Charging the Battery
The power-on lamp slowly blinks orange while the battery inserted into the camera is charging
(A178).
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 (A175).
• To transfer images saved in the camera’s internal memory, the images must first be copied to a
memory card using the camera (A144).
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 with Panorama assist in the Panorama scene mode (A58) 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” (A215) 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 (A202) 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” (A173) and “Transferring Images from a
Camera to a Computer” (A174) for more information on connecting the camera
to a computer.
Power-on Lamp
The following chart explains power-on lamp status when the camera is connected
to a computer.
Power-on lamp
Blinks slowly
(orange)
Lights (green)
Flickers (orange)
B
Description
Battery charging.
Battery not charging. Charging is complete when the power-on lamp
stops slow-blinking (orange) and starts lighting (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).
• 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 (A24). If the
camera’s clock battery (A189) 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 (A20) 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.
• About five hours and 30 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. 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.
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Connecting to a Printer
Users of PictBridge-compatible (A233) printers can connect the camera directly
to the printer and print pictures without using a computer. Follow the procedures
below to print pictures.
Take pictures
Connect the camera to the printer (A180)
Print pictures one at a time
(A181)
Print multiple pictures (A182)
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Choose the pictures for printing
using the print order option
(Print order: A135)
When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable
B
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-62A (available separately) (A213) is used, COOLPIX P500 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.
D
Printing Pictures
In addition to printing pictures transferred to a computer and printing pictures with a direct camerato-printer connection, the following options are also available for printing pictures recorded on the
memory card:
• Insert a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot.
• Take a memory card to a digital photo lab.
For printing using these methods, you can specify the pictures and the number of prints each using
the Print order (A135) option in the playback menu.
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Connecting the Camera and Printer
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Turn on the printer.
• Check the 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 connected correctly, the PictBridge startup
screen (1) is displayed in the camera monitor. Then the
Print selection screen (2) is displayed.
1
2
Print selection
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B
180
If the PictBridge Startup Screen Is Not Displayed
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Set the Charge by computer option (A202) in
the camera’s setup menu to Off and reconnect the cable.
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Pictures One at a Time
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A180), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
Print selection
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• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the command
dial.
• Rotate the zoom control toward f (h) to display 12
thumbnails, or toward g (i) to switch back to full-frame
playback.
2
Choose Copies and press the k button.
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PictBridge
001 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
3
Choose the number of copies (up to nine) and
press the k button.
Copies
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
Use the multi selector to choose the picture to
be printed and press the k button.
4
4
Choose Paper size and press the k button.
PictBridge
004 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
D
More Information
See “Note on Printing Images of Size 1:1” (A86) for more information.
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Connecting to a Printer
5
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
• To specify the paper size using the printer settings,
choose Default in the paper size menu.
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
6
Choose Start print and press the k button.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Letter
PictBridge
004 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
7
Printing starts.
• The monitor display returns to that shown in step 1
when printing is complete.
• To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the
k button.
Printing
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Cancel
Current print/total
number of prints
Printing Multiple Pictures
After connecting the camera to the printer correctly (A180), print pictures by
following the procedure below.
1
When the Print selection screen is displayed,
press the d button.
• The Print menu is displayed.
2
Use the 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 selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Connecting to a Printer
3
Choose the desired paper size and press the
k button.
• To specify the paper size using the printer settings,
choose Default in the paper size menu.
Choose Print selection, Print all images or
DPOF printing and press the k button.
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
4×6 in.
8×10 in.
Letter
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
Choose the pictures (up to a maximum of 99) and
10
Print selection
number of copies (up to nine per picture).
• Press the multi selector J or K to choose the
1
1
2
3
pictures, and press H or I to set the number
of copies for each.
• Pictures can also be chosen by rotating the
command dial.
Back
• Pictures selected for printing can be
recognized by the check mark icon and the
numeral indicating the number of copies to be printed. A check mark is not
displayed with pictures for which no copies have been specified and these
pictures are not printed.
• Rotate the zoom control toward g (i) to switch to full-frame playback, or
f (h) to switch to 12 thumbnails display.
• Press the k button when setting is complete.
• When the menu 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.
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4
Paper size
Print selection
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Start print
Cancel
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Print all images
Connecting to Televisions, Computers and Printers
All pictures stored in the internal memory or on
the memory card are printed one per each.
• When the menu 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.
Print all images
018 prints
Start print
Cancel
DPOF printing
Pictures for which a print order was created in the
Print order option (A135) can be printed.
• When the menu 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
pictures, press the k button again.
DPOF printing
010 prints
Start print
View images
Cancel
View images
10
Back
5
Printing starts.
• The monitor display returns to that shown in step 2
when printing is complete.
• To cancel before all copies have been printed, press the
k button.
Printing
002 / 010
Cancel
Current print/total
number of prints
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the current
printer), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4. Only sizes
supported by the current printer are displayed.
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Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options.
Basic Camera Setup
Welcome screen
A187
Choose whether or not to display the Welcome screen on the monitor when the camera is
turned on.
Time zone and date
A188
Set camera clock and choose home and destination time zones.
Monitor settings
A191
Set the image review, the monitor brightness, and the framing grid and histogram display
during shooting.
Print date
A192
Imprint date and time of recording on pictures.
Vibration reduction
A193
Set the vibration reduction for taking still pictures.
Motion detection
A195
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of camera shake and subject movement
when shooting still pictures.
AF assist
A196
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator.
Red-eye reduction
A196
Choose the red-eye reduction method when the flash mode is auto with red-eye
reduction.
Digital zoom
A197
Enable or disable the digital zoom.
Assign side zoom control
A198
Choose the function to be performed during shooting when the side zoom control is
rotated.
Sound settings
A199
Adjust sound settings.
Auto off
A199
Set the time before the camera enters standby mode to save power.
Format memory/Format card
A200
Format the internal memory or memory card.
Language
A201
Choose the language used for the camera monitor display.
TV settings
A201
Adjust the settings for connecting to a TV.
Charge by computer
A202
Choose whether or not to charge the camera battery when connecting to a computer via
the USB cable.
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Setup Menu
Reset file numbering
Reset the file numbering.
Blink warning
Choose whether or not to detect blinking eyes when shooting pictures using face
priority.
Reset all
Restore camera settings to default values.
Firmware version
Display the camera firmware version.
A202
A203
A205
A208
Displaying the Setup Menu
Choose the z (Setup) tab in the menu screen.
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2
Press the d button to display the
menu screen.
Press J on the multi selector.
• The tabs can now be selected.
• See “Multi Selector” (A12).
3
Press H or I to select the z tab.
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
Shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
Optimize image
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Metering
Exposure bracketing
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
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Setup Menu
4
Press K or the k button.
• The setup menu items can now be selected.
• Use the multi selector to select items and set functions
on menus (A12).
• To exit the setup menu, press the d button or press J
and switch to another tab.
Set up
Welcome screen
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Vibration reduction
Motion detection
AF assist
Welcome Screen
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Welcome screen
Choose whether or not to display the Welcome screen on the monitor when the
camera is turned on.
None (default setting)
Displays the Welcome screen before displaying the shooting or playback screen.
Select an image
Select a picture that you have shot to display as the Welcome screen. Display the
picture selection screen, choose a picture (A140), and press the k button to
register it.
• Because the selected picture is stored in the camera, the picture appears in the
Welcome screen even if the original picture is deleted.
• Pictures shot with Image size (A84) of I 3984×2656, u 3968×2232,
O 1920×1080 and H 2992×2992 cannot be selected.
• Pictures recorded with easy panorama cannot be selected.
• Pictures reduced to 160×120 or smaller using Small picture editing (A154) or
cropping (A156) cannot be selected.
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Displays the shooting or playback screen without displaying the Welcome screen.
COOLPIX
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Setup Menu
Time Zone and Date
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Time zone and date
Set the camera’s internal clock.
Date and time
Set the camera clock to the current date and time.
Use the multi selector to set the date and time.
• Choose an item: Press K or J (selected in the
following order: D (day) ➝ M (month) ➝ Y (year) ➝
hour ➝ minute).
• Set the contents: Press H or I. Date and time can
also be set by rotating the command dial (A11).
• Finish setting: Choose minute and press the k
button or K .
Date and time
D
15
M
05
15
Y
2011
10
Edit
Date format
Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed (Year/Month/
Day, Month/Day/Year or Day/Month/Year).
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Time zone
w Home time zone can be specified and daylight saving can be enabled or disabled.
When x travel destination is registered, the time difference (A190) from the
w home time zone is automatically calculated and the local date and time are
recorded. Useful when traveling.
Setting the Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Use the 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 on the monitor change
according to the region currently selected.
Time zone
15/05/2011 15:30
London, Casablanca
Home time zone
Travel destination
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3
Press K.
• The time zone selection screen is displayed.
Time zone
15/05/2011 15:30
London, Casablanca
Home time zone
Travel destination
4
Press J or K to choose the travel destination
(Time zone).
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Time difference
10:30
-5:00
EDT:
New York
Toronto
Lima
Back
Time zone
15/05/2011 10:30
EDT:New York
Toronto, Lima
Home time zone
Travel destination
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• The time difference between home and the travel
destination is displayed.
• When using the camera in an area where daylight
saving time is in effect, turn on the daylight saving
setting with H. When set to on, the W icon is displayed
and the clock advances by one hour. To turn off, press
I.
• Press the k button to register the travel destination
time zone.
• While the travel destination time zone is selected, the
Z icon is displayed on the monitor when the camera is
in shooting mode.
The Clock Battery
The camera’s internal clock uses a different battery from the camera’s battery. The clock battery
charges when the main battery is installed or the AC adapter is connected, and provides several days
of clock battery 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 perform the same
procedure as for x Travel destination to set the home time zone.
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Daylight Saving Time
When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn on or off the daylight saving time option from the time
zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
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Imprinting the Date on Pictures while Shooting
After setting the date and time, set the Print date setting in the setup menu (A192). Once Print
date is set, the shooting date and time can be imprinted on the pictures.
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Time Zones
The camera supports the time zones listed below.
For time differences not listed below, set the camera clock using Date and time.
UTC +/-
UTC +/-
Location
Midway, Samoa
+1
-10
Hawaii, Tahiti
+2
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
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
Caracas
+7
Bangkok, Jakarta
+8
Beijing, Hong Kong,
Singapore
-4.5
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Location
-11
New Delhi
Colombo, Dhaka
-4
Manaus
-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
Setup Menu
Monitor Settings
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Monitor settings
Change the settings for the options below.
Image review
On (default setting): Picture is automatically displayed on the monitor immediately
after it is taken and the monitor display returns to shooting
mode.
Off: Picture is not displayed after it is taken.
Brightness
Choose from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
View/hide framing grid
On: A framing grid is displayed to help frame pictures.
Off (default setting): Framing grid is not displayed.
View/hide histograms
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On: Histograms are displayed in the shooting mode even when the exposure
compensation is not being set (A43).
Off (default setting): Histograms are not displayed.
Note on View/hide Framing Grid
Framing grid is not displayed in the following situations.
• When tracking a subject (after a subject is registered)
• When recording a movie
• When the enlarged center of the picture is displayed in E (manual focus)
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Note on View/hide Histograms
Histograms are not displayed in the following situations.
• When recording a movie
• When the enlarged center of the picture is displayed in E (manual focus)
• When the flash mode, self-timer or focus mode menu is displayed
• When the continuous menu is displayed
• When the face detection function is selected
• When the subject tracking is selected in AF area mode
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Setup Menu
Print Date
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on
pictures at the time of shooting. This information can be
printed even from printers that do not support printing
of the date and time (A136).
15/05/2011
f
Date
The date is imprinted on pictures.
S
Date and time
The date and time are imprinted on pictures.
k
Off (default setting)
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The date and time are not imprinted on pictures.
When Print date is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting (A8).
When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not displayed.
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Notes on Print Date
• Imprinted dates cannot be deleted from the image, nor can dates be imprinted after the picture
has been taken.
• Dates cannot be imprinted in the following situations.
- When the scene mode (A45) is set to j (Night landscape) or e (Night portrait) with Handheld, o (Backlighting) with HDR set to On, Sports, Museum, Panorama, or Pet portrait with
Continuous
- When continuous (A76) is set to Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps, or BSS
- When Exposure bracketing (A94) is used
- When Smile timer (A67) or Blink proof (A68) is set to On in smart portrait mode
- During movie recording
• Dates imprinted with an Image size (A84) setting of f 640×480 may be difficult to read. Set
the Image size to J 1024×768 or higher.
• The date is recorded using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date option
(A24, 188).
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Print date and Print order
When printing from DPOF-compatible printers that support the printing of shooting date and photo
information, the date and information can be printed without imprinting this information on them
using settings in the Print order option (A135).
Setup Menu
Vibration Reduction
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Vibration reduction
Specify the vibration reduction setting for taking still pictures. Correct blur, caused
by slight hand movement known as camera shake, that commonly occurs when
shooting with zoom applied or at slow shutter speeds.
When the camera is stabilized for shooting with a tripod, set vibration reduction to
Off.
V
On (hybrid)
g
On (default setting)
Compensates for camera shake during still picture shooting using the image sensor
shift method. The camera automatically detects the panning direction and only
corrects for vibration caused by camera shake.
When the camera is panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction only
reduces vertical shake. If the camera is panned vertically, vibration reduction only
compensates for horizontal shake.
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Records with optical compensation for camera shake during still picture shooting
using the image sensor shift method, and under the following conditions, also
performs electronic VR using image enhancement.
• When the flash does not fire
• When the shutter speed is slower than 1/30 second (wide-angle position) and
1/250 second (telephoto position).
• When the self-timer is off
• When Single is selected for the continuous setting
• When Off is selected for the Exposure bracketing setting
• When the ISO sensitivity is 200 or less
Off
Vibration reduction is not enabled.
When vibration reduction is enabled, the current setting is displayed during
shooting (A8, 29). When Off is selected, an icon for the current setting is not
displayed.
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Compensating Movies with Electronic VR
To reduce the effects of camera shake when recording movies, enable Electronic VR (A167) from
the movie menu (A163).
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Notes on Vibration Reduction
• It may take a few seconds to activate vibration reduction after the power is turned on or the camera
enters shooting mode from playback mode. Wait until the display stabilizes before shooting.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may appear blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
• When the camera shake is extremely high or low, picture compensation with electronic VR may not
be possible even when On (hybrid) is set.
• When the shutter speed is fast or extremely slow, electronic VR may not operate even when On
(hybrid) is set.
• When electronic VR in On (hybrid) operates, saving the picture takes longer than normal, because
when the picture is shot, the shutter is released twice automatically to perform picture
compensation. Shutter sound (A199) is heard only once. One frame is recorded.
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Setup Menu
Motion Detection
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera
shake when shooting still pictures.
U
Auto
When the camera detects the movement of the subject or camera shake, the ISO
sensitivity is raised and the shutter speed is increased to reduce their effects.
However, motion detection does not function in the following situations.
• When the fill flash fires
• In the following scene modes: j (Night landscape), e (Night portrait),
o (Backlighting), Sports, Dusk/dawn, Museum, Fireworks show and Pet
portrait
• When shooting mode is j, k, l, m or M
k
Off (default setting)
Motion detection is not applied.
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When motion detection is enabled, the current setting is displayed during shooting
(A8).
The motion detection icon lights in green when the camera detects any vibration
and increases the shutter speed. When Off is selected, an icon for the current
setting is not displayed.
Notes on Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely reduce effects of camera shake and subject
movement in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The pictures taken may become grainy.
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Setup Menu
AF Assist
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M AF assist
Enable or disable the AF-assist illuminator that assists the autofocus when the
lighting is dim.
Auto (default setting)
AF-assist illuminator turns on automatically when the subject is dimly lit. The
illuminator has a range of about 6.0 m (19 ft.) at the maximum wide-angle position
and about 5.0 m (16 ft.) at the maximum telephoto position. However, for some
focus areas and scene modes, AF-assist illuminator does not turn on even if Auto is
set.
Off
Disable the function. The camera may be unable to focus if lighting is dim.
Red-eye Reduction
Basic Camera Setup
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Red-eye reduction
Choose the red-eye reduction method when the flash mode (A36) is V (Auto
with red-eye reduction).
Pre-flash on (default setting)
The flash repeatedly fires pre-flashes at low intensity before the main flash to reduce
the red-eye effect, and the red-eye reduction process is performed using picture
compensation.
Note that there is a slight lag between the shutter-release button being pressed and
the picture being shot.
Pre-flash off
Pre-flashes do not fire. The shutter is released immediately when the shutter-release
button is pressed all the way, and the red-eye reduction process is performed using
picture compensation.
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Digital Zoom
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Digital zoom
Enable or disable the digital zoom.
On (default setting)
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom position, rotating and
holding the zoom control at g (i) triggers the digital zoom (A31).
Crop
Limit zoom magnification up to the position of V during still picture shooting. Also
limit the digital zoom to the range at which image quality of the shot still picture
does not deteriorate.
• The digital zoom is not available when Image size is F 4000×3000,
I 3984×2656, u 3968×2232, O 1920×1080 or H 2992×2992.
• During movie recording, digital zoom works as described in On.
Off
The digital zoom is not activated.
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Notes on Digital Zoom
• When the digital zoom is in effect, AF area mode (A95) is set to Center.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When the focus mode (A40) is set to E (manual focus)
- When the scene mode (A45) is set to j (Night landscape), e (Night portrait), Scene auto
selector, Portrait, or Pet portrait
- When smart portrait mode is selected
- When Multi-shot 16 is selected for the continuous (A76) setting
- When Subject tracking is selected for AF area mode (A95)
• At magnifications of 1.2× to 1.8×, Metering is set to Center-weighted, and at magnifications of
2.0× to 4.0×, it is set to Spot.
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Assign Side Zoom Control
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Assign side zoom control
Choose the function to be performed during shooting when the side zoom control
is used.
Zoom (default setting)
When shooting, use the side zoom control (A31) to adjust the zoom.
Manual focus
When the focus mode is set to E (manual focus), use the side zoom control to
focus (A42).
• Use the side zoom control in the direction of g to focus on distant subjects.
• Use the side zoom control in the direction of f to focus on near subjects.
Snap-back zoom
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This is convenient when shooting at the telephoto position, when it is more difficult
to keep subjects in focus.
Use the side zoom control in the direction of f to zoom a specific increment from
the current zoom position toward the f side. Use it in the direction of f again to
move the zoom position further toward f side. Use it in the direction of g to
return to the original zoom position, before the side zoom control was used.
• When using the digital zoom, use the side zoom control in the direction of f to
move to the telephoto end of the optical zoom.
• If you perform any operation other than the side zoom control, the zoom is not
returned to the zoom position before the operation.
• Snap-back zoom is not available during movie recording.
Setup Menu
Sound Settings
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Button sound
Turn the beep and start-up sounds On (default setting) or Off. The beep sounds
once when the settings are completed successfully, twice when the camera
focuses on the subject, and three times when an error is detected.
Shutter sound
Choose whether to set the shutter sound to On (default setting) or Off.
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Notes on Sound Settings
• In Pet portrait scene mode, even when On is set, the button sound and shutter sound are
disabled.
• Even when On is set, the shutter sound is disabled during continuous shooting or movie recording.
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Auto off
If no operations are performed for a certain period while the camera is on, the
monitor is turned off to save power and the camera enters standby mode (A23).
In this menu, set the time before the camera enters standby mode.
Choose from 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min and 30 min.
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Basic Camera Setup
Auto Off
When the Monitor Is Turned Off to Save Power
• The power-on lamp blinks in standby mode.
• The camera turns off when the standby mode continues for about three minutes.
• When the power-on lamp blinks, turn on the monitor again with one of the following operations.
- Press the power switch, the shutter-release button, the c button or the b (e movie-record)
button.
- Rotate the mode dial.
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Auto Off Setting
In the following situations, the time taken for the camera to enter standby mode is fixed.
• When menus are displayed: three minutes
• During slideshow playback: maximum of 30 minutes
• When the AC adapter EH-62A is connected: 30 minutes
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Setup Menu
Format Memory/Format Card
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Format memory/Format card
Format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting permanently deletes all data in the internal memory or
memory card. The deleted data cannot be recovered. Be sure to transfer
important pictures to a computer before formatting.
Formatting 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
Formatting Memory Card
Basic Camera Setup
To format the memory card, insert it in the camera. The
Format card option is displayed in the setup menu.
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Format
No
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Format card
Formatting Internal Memory and Memory card
• Album icon settings (A127) are reset to their default settings (number icons) when the internal
memory or memory card is formatted.
• Do not turn off the camera or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera.
Setup Menu
Language
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Language
Choose one of 26 languages for displaying the camera menus and messages.
Czech
Danish
German
(default
setting)
Hungarian
Dutch
Norwegian
Spanish
Portuguese
Greek
French
Indonesian
Italian
Russian
Romanian
Finnish
Swedish
Polish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Arabic
Simplified
Chinese
Traditional
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Thai
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M TV settings
Adjust the settings for connecting to a TV.
Video mode
Basic Camera Setup
TV Settings
Choose from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Choose a picture resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting), 480p,
720p, or 1080i. When Auto is set, the output resolution that is best suited to the
connected high-definition TV is selected automatically from 480p, 720p or 1080i.
HDMI device control
Choose whether or not the camera receives signals from a TV when a TV that
conforms to the HDMI-CEC standard is connected with an HDMI cable. When set to
On (default setting), the television remote control can be used to operate the camera
during playback.
See “Using the TV’s Remote Control (HDMI Device Control)” (A172) for more
information.
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HDMI and HDMI-CEC
“HDMI” is an abbreviation of High-Definition Multimedia Interface, which is one type of multimedia
interface. “HDMI-CEC” is an abbreviation of HDMI-Consumer Electronics Control, which enables
operations to be linked between compatible devices.
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Setup Menu
Charge by Computer
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) 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 (A178).
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
Basic Camera Setup
• 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 on 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.
Reset File Numbering
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Reset file numbering
When Yes is selected, the sequential numbering of file numbers is reset (A215).
After resetting, a new folder is created and the file number for the next image taken
starts from “0001.”
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Notes on Reset file numbering
• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when scene mode is set to Panorama, or when Intvl
timer shooting is chosen for continuous in shooting mode j, k, l, m or M.
For Panorama assist or Intvl timer shooting, a new folder is created, and file numbers are
assigned automatically starting with “0001” (A215, 216).
• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when the folder number reaches 999 and there are
images in the folder. Insert a new memory card, or format the internal memory/memory card
(A200).
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Setup Menu
Blink Warning
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Blink warning
Choose whether or not blinking eyes are detected when using face priority (A97)
in the following shooting modes.
• In the following scene modes: e (Night portrait) (A49), Scene auto selector
(A46) and Portrait (A51)
• Shooting modes j, k, l, m and M (when Face priority (A95) is selected for
AF area mode)
On
Off (default setting)
Blink warning does not take effect.
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Basic Camera Setup
When the camera detects that a human subject may have closed the eyes
immediately after recognizing the face and shooting the subject, the Did
someone blink? screen appears on the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed by a
yellow border. You can check the picture taken and determine if you need to take
the picture again.
See “Operating the Did someone blink? Screen” (A204) for more information.
Note on Blink Warning
When a setting other than Single is set for continuous (A76), when Exposure bracketing (A94)
is set, blink warning does not take effect.
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Setup Menu
Operating the Did someone blink? Screen
The following operations can be performed when the
Did someone blink? screen is displayed.
If no operations are performed for a few seconds, the
screen automatically returns to the shooting screen.
Did someone blink?
Exit
To
g (i)
Return to full-frame
playback
f (h)
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Rotate the zoom control toward g (i).
Rotate the zoom control toward f (h).
When the camera detects one or more human
subjects with closed eyes, press H, I, J or K
during playback zoom to display other faces.
The command dial can also be used to change the
display.
Select the face to be
displayed
Delete the picture
taken
Description
Use
Zoom in to the face
for which blinking
was detected
l
Press the l button.
k
Return to shooting
screen
Press the k button or the shutter-release button.
Setup Menu
Reset All
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera settings are restored to the default values.
Pop-up Menu
Option
Default value
Flash mode (A36)
Auto
Self-timer (A39)
OFF
Focus mode (A40)
Autofocus
Exposure compensation (A43)
0.0
Shooting in the Scene Mode
Default value
Option
Scene auto selector
Hue adjustment in Food mode (A56)
Center
Panorama (A58)
Normal (180°) in Easy panorama
Pet portrait (A59)
Self-timer: Pet portrait auto release
Continuous: Continuous
Night Landscape Menu
Option
Night landscape (A48)
Basic Camera Setup
Scene menu (A45)
Default value
Hand-held
Night Portrait Menu
Option
Night portrait (A49)
Default value
Tripod
Backlighting Menu
Option
HDR (A50)
Default value
Off
205
Setup Menu
Smart Portrait Menu
Option
Default value
Skin softening (A67)
Normal
Smile timer (A67)
On
Blink proof (A68)
Off
Shooting Menu
Option
Default value
Basic Camera Setup
Image quality (A83)
Normal
Image size (A84)
F (4000×3000)
Optimize image (A87)
Normal
Custom in Optimize image (A88)
Contrast: Auto
Image sharpening: Auto
Saturation: Auto
Custom of Black-and-white in Optimize image
(A89)
Contrast: Auto
Image sharpening: Auto
Monochrome filter: None
B&W + color: Off
White balance (A90)
Auto
ISO sensitivity (A92)
Auto
Fixed range auto (A92)
ISO 160-200
Minimum shutter speed (A92)
None
Metering (A93)
Matrix
Exposure bracketing (A94)
Off
AF area mode (A95)
Auto
Autofocus mode (A101)
Single AF
Flash exp. comp. (A101)
0.0
Long exposure NR (A102)
Auto
Active D-Lighting (A103)
Off
Continuous Shooting Menu
Option
206
Default value
Continuous (A76)
Single
Intvl timer shooting (A79)
30 s
Setup Menu
Movie Menu
Option
Default value
Movie options (A164)
HD 1080pP (1920×1080)
HS movie options (A165)
240 fps
Open with HS footage (A165)
On
Autofocus mode (A166)
Single AF
Electronic VR (A167)
On
Wind noise reduction (A167)
Off
Setup Menu
Option
Default value
None
Image review (A191)
On
Brightness (A191)
3
View/hide framing grid (A191)
Off
View/hide histograms (A191)
Off
Print date (A192)
Off
Vibration reduction (A193)
On
Motion detection (A195)
Off
AF assist (A196)
Auto
Red-eye reduction (A196)
Pre-flash on
Digital zoom (A197)
On
Assign side zoom control (A198)
Zoom
Button sound (A199)
On
Shutter sound (A199)
On
Auto off (A199)
1 min
HDMI (A201)
Auto
HDMI device control (A201)
On
Charge by computer (A202)
Auto
Blink warning (A203)
Off
Basic Camera Setup
Welcome screen (A187)
207
Setup Menu
Others
Option
Default value
Paper size (A181, 182)
Default
Frame intvl for Slide show (A138)
3s
Album icons and color (A127)
Number icon (black)
Basic Camera Setup
• Choosing Reset all also clears the current file number (A215) in the memory.
After resetting, numbering continues from the lowest number available in the
internal memory or the memory card. If Reset all is performed after all pictures
are deleted from the internal memory or memory card (A35), the file numbers
for the next shot pictures start from “0001.”
• The following settings remain unaffected even if Reset all is performed.
Shooting menu: Preset manual data for White balance (A91)
Playback menu: Sequence display options (A145) and Choose key
picture (A145)
Setup menu: Time zone and date (A188), Language (A201) and Video
mode (A201) in TV settings
• User settings that were saved for mode dial M are not reset to the default settings
when Reset all is performed. To change these settings back to the default
settings, use Reset user settings (A110).
Firmware Version
Press the d button M z (Setup menu) (A186) M Firmware version
Displays the current camera firmware version.
COOLPIX P500 Ver.X.X
Back
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Caring for the Camera
Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when using or storing the device.
B
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the lens and all moving parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot or battery chamber. These parts
are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or damage
to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass
and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
B
Do not point the lens at strong light sources for extended periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the image sensor, producing a white blur
effect in photographs.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
B
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Caring for the Camera
B
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 recorded 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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Caring for the Camera
C
The Battery
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out, and charge the battery if necessary. Do not
continue charging once the battery is fully charged, as this will result in reduced battery
performance. If possible, carry a fully-charged spare battery when taking pictures on important
occasions.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F). Failure
to observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.
• Charge the battery in an indoor environment that is between 5 and 35 °C (41 to 95 °F).
• When charging the battery by connecting the COOLPIX P500 to the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
or to a computer, the chargeable capacity may decrease when the battery temperature is between
45 to 60 °C (113 to 140 °F). The battery will not charge if its temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F) or
above 60 °C (140 °F).
• If an exhausted battery is used at a low temperature, the camera may not turn on. Be sure that the
battery is fully charged and spare batteries are prepared 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 that could not be used temporarily due to lowered performance may recover some of
its charge.
• Should the battery terminals become dirty, the camera may not turn on due to poor contact. Wipe
the terminals off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
Caring for the Camera
• Recharge it at least once every six months and run it flat before returning it to storage. Attach the
included terminal cover to the battery and store it 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.
• While the battery is in storage, charge it at least once every six months and then use the camera to
run it flat again before storing it in a cool location.
• Always remove the battery from the camera or battery charger when it is not being used. Left
installed, minute amounts of current flow even when unused, and the battery may become
excessively drained and no longer function.
• 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 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.
210
Caring for the Camera
Cleaning
Lens/
viewfinder
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a
blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that
is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove
fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the
lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the
lens and working toward the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth
lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains,
clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry
cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or
salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry
thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause
damage not covered by the warranty.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Caring for the Camera
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Caring for the Camera
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use. Check that the power-on lamp is off before
putting the camera away. Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an
extended period. Do not store the camera with 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)
• Poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
Caring for the Camera
C
212
Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a characteristic
common to all TFT LCD displays, and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded using the
product will not be affected.
• Images on 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-EL51
Charging AC
adapter
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P1, 2
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-612
AC Adapter EH-62A (connect as shown)
1
2
3
AC adapter
Before closing the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover, fully
insert the power connector cord into the slot in the battery chamber.
If part of the cord runs out of the groove, the cover or cord may be
damaged when the cover is closed.
USB Cable UC-E61
Audio/video cable
Audio Video Cable EG-CP161
Lens cap
Lens cap LC-CP231
1 Supplied with the camera at the time of purchase (➝ page 3 of the Quick Start
Guide).
2 When using in other countries, use a commercially available plug adapter as
necessary. For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
Technical Notes and Index
USB cable
213
Optional Accessories
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for
use in this camera.
• When recording a movie onto a memory card, a memory card with an SD speed
class of Class 6 or higher is recommended. If the transfer speed of the card is slow,
the movie recording may end unexpectedly.
SD memory cards
SDHC memory cards2
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
Lexar
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB -
1
2
3
48 GB, 64 GB
Before using a card reader or similar device, check that the device supports 2 GB cards.
SDHC-compliant. Before using a card reader or similar device, check that the
device supports SDHC.
SDXC-compliant. Before using a card reader or similar device, check that the
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards.
Technical Notes and Index
214
SDXC memory cards3
File and Folder Names
Pictures, movies and voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
DSCN0001.JPG
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still pictures (voice
memo attachment
included), movies
Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
Cropped copies (voice
memo attachment included)
Pictures created with picture
editing other than cropping
and small picture (voice
memo attachment
included), movies created
with movie editing
DSCN
Extension (signifies the file type)
Still pictures
Movies
Voice memos
.JPG
.MOV
.WAV
SSCN
RSCN
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
FSCN
Technical Notes and Index
• A folder for storing files is automatically created using the following naming
convention: “Folder number + NIKON” (e.g., “100NIKON”). If there are 200 files in
a folder, a new folder is created. (For example, the folder name following
“100NIKON” becomes “101NIKON.”) A new folder is also created when the file
numbers in a folder reach 9999 or Reset file numbering (A202) is performed.
The next file number is set automatically to “0001.”
If a folder contains no files, a new folder is not created even if Reset file
numbering is performed.
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the picture
to which the voice memo is attached.
• In Panorama assist (A58), a folder is created for each shooting session using the
following naming convention: “Folder number + P_XXX” (e.g., “101P_001”).
Pictures are saved in sequence in file numbers starting from 0001.
• Each time a picture is taken in Interval timer shooting (A77), a folder named
with the convention: 'Folder number + INTVL' (e.g., 101INTVL) is created. Pictures
are saved in sequence in file numbers starting from 0001.
215
File and Folder Names
• When image files or voice files are copied between the internal memory and a
memory card (A144), the file naming conventions are as follows:
- Files copied using Selected images are copied to the current folder (or to the
folder used for subsequent pictures), where they are assigned file numbers in
ascending order following the largest file number in memory.
- Files copied using All images, along with their folder, are copied together.
Folder numbers are assigned in ascending order, following the largest folder
number on the destination medium.
File names are not changed.
• If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains 200 files, or a file is numbered
9999, no further pictures can be captured until the internal memory or memory
card is formatted (A200), or a new memory card is inserted.
Technical Notes and Index
216
Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings displayed on the
monitor, as well as the solutions for dealing with them.
Display
Description
Solution
A
Make sure that the lens cap has been
Q
removed, then turn the camera on
Turn the camera off,
Lens cap is attached or again. If the error persists even after
23
remove the lens cap, and lens error occurred.
the camera is turned off and then on
turn the camera on.
again, contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service representative.
O
(blinks)
Clock not set.
Set date and time.
188
N
Battery exhausted.
Battery exhausted.
Charge or replace the battery.
18, 20
Turn off camera, and allow battery to
cool down before resuming use. Five
seconds after this message appears,
the monitor is turned off, and the
P
Battery temperature is
23
power-on lamp flickers. After the
Battery temperature high high.
lamp blinks for three minutes, the
camera turns off automatically, but
you can also press the power switch
to turn it off manually.
Inside of the camera
has become hot. The
camera turns off
automatically.
Leave the camera off until the inside
of the camera has cooled and then
turn it on again.
–
Q (blinks red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
32, 33
33
P
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot
Wait until message clears from display
perform other
automatically when recording is
–
operations until
complete.
recording is complete.
N
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is Slide the write-protect switch to
in “lock” position.
“write” position.
P
No card present.
No memory card is
inserted when trying
to record a movie.
Technical Notes and Index
P
The camera will turn off
to prevent overheating.
27
Insert a memory card before starting
157
movie recording.
217
Error Messages
Display
Description
P
This card cannot be used. Error accessing
memory card.
P
This card cannot be read.
P
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
N
Out of memory.
Solution
• Use an approved card.
• Check that connectors are clean.
• Confirm that memory card is
correctly inserted.
Memory card is full.
• Choose lower image quality or
smaller image size.
• Delete pictures and movies.
• Replace memory card.
• Remove memory card and use
internal memory.
Error occurred while
recording picture.
Format the internal memory or
memory card.
Technical Notes and Index
Picture cannot be
used for Welcome
screen.
There is insufficient
space to save a copy.
218
214
27
26
All data stored on the memory
card is deleted when formatted. If
there is any data on the card that
Memory card has not
you want to keep, select No, and
been formatted for use
27
backup the data to a computer
in this camera.
before formatting the memory card.
To format the memory card, select
Yes and press the k button.
Camera has run out of Replace the memory card, or format
file numbers.
the internal memory/memory card.
P
Image cannot be saved.
A
The following pictures cannot be
used.
• Pictures recorded with easy
panorama
• Pictures shot with Image size of
I 3984×2656, u 3968×2232,
O 1920×1080 or H 2992×2992
• Pictures created with small picture
or crop function that are 160×120
or smaller
Delete pictures from destination.
83, 84
35, 170
26
26
200
26, 200,
216
60
84
154,
156
35
Error Messages
Display
Description
N
Unable to create
panorama.
N
Unable to create
panorama. Pan the
camera in one direction
only.
Cannot perform easy
panorama shooting.
N
Unable to create
panorama. Pan the
camera more slowly.
Solution
A
Easy panorama shooting may not be
available in the following situations.
• When shooting has not finished
after a certain period of time
60
• When the camera movement
speed is too fast
• When the camera is not straight
relative to the panorama direction
P
Sound file cannot be
saved.
• Voice memos cannot be attached –
A voice memo cannot
to movies.
be attached to this file. • Select an image captured with this 142
camera.
N
A blink was detected in
the picture just taken.
Someone may have
had their eyes closed
Check results in playback mode.
when the picture was
taken.
N
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected
picture.
• Confirm the conditions that are
required for editing.
• Movies cannot be edited.
N
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while
recording movie.
Choose memory card with faster
write speed.
N
Cannot reset file
numbering.
No more folders can
be created.
Insert a new memory card, or format 26, 200,
the internal memory/memory card. 202
No pictures in the
internal memory or
memory card.
• Remove the memory card from the 26
camera to play back images saved
in the camera’s internal memory.
• To copy files from internal memory 144
to memory card, press the d
button to display the copy screen,
then copy the files from internal
memory to memory card.
146
–
214
Technical Notes and Index
N
Memory contains no
images.
68
219
Error Messages
Display
N
File contains no image
data.
P
This file cannot be played
back.
N
All images are hidden.
File not created with
COOLPIX P500.
The picture cannot be
played back in a slide
show.
Solution
A
File cannot be viewed on this camera.
View file using the computer or any
–
other device which was used to
create or edit this file.
–
138
Technical Notes and Index
All images in the
internal memory/
memory card are
hidden.
Disable the Hide image setting to
view images.
141
N
This image cannot be
deleted.
Picture is protected.
Disable protection.
139
N
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same
time zone as home.
–
190
P
Mode dial is not in the
proper position.
Mode dial is between Rotate the mode dial to select the
two modes.
desired mode.
44
The flash is lowered
when the scene mode
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to
is e (Night portrait) or
raise the flash.
HDR in o
(Backlighting) is Off.
37, 49,
50
The m (flash mode)
button on the multi
selector is pressed
when the flash is
lowered.
37
N
Raise the flash.
N
The flash is lowered.
220
Description
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to
raise the flash.
Press the m (flash pop-up) button to
The flash is not raised
raise the flash. The camera can still
during the Scene auto
37, 46
shoot normally with the flash lowered
selector mode.
if you do not wish to use it.
Error Messages
Display
Description
Solution
A
N
Lower the flash.
The flash is raised
when recording a
movie.
Lower the flash gently and record a
movie. Note that sound of lowering
the flash may be recorded.
37, 157
P
Communications error
Error occurred during
communication with
printer.
Turn off camera and reconnect USB
cable.
180
System error
Q
Error has occurred in
camera’s internal
circuitry.
Turn off camera , remove and reinsert
battery, and turn on camera. If the
error persists, contact retailer or
23
Nikon-authorized service
representative.
PR
Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error
Check printer. After solving the
problem, select Resume and press
the k button to resume printing.*
–
–
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Remove the jammed paper, select
Resume and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
No paper is loaded in
PR
Printer error: out of paper the printer.
Load the specified paper, select
Resume and press the k button to
resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: check ink
Ink error
Check ink, select Resume and press
the k button to resume printing.*
–
PR
Printer error: out of ink
Replace ink cartridge, select Resume
Ink cartridge is empty. and press the k button to resume
–
printing.*
PR
Printer error: file corrupt
An error caused by the
Select Cancel and press the k
image file has
button to cancel printing.
occurred.
PR
Printer error: paper jam
–
Technical Notes and Index
Load the specified paper, select
PR
Specified size of paper
Resume and press the k button to
Printer error: check paper is not loaded.
resume printing.*
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
221
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems
below before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Refer to the page numbers in the right-most column for more information.
Display, Settings and Power Supply
Problem
Cause/Solution
The battery
inserted in the
Confirm all connections.
camera cannot be
charged.
The battery
cannot be
charged by
connecting the
camera to a
computer.
• 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.
• Battery is exhausted.
Camera cannot be
• The camera cannot be turned on while connected to an
turned on.
electrical outlet via the Charging AC Adapter.
Technical Notes and Index
Camera turns off
without warning.
Monitor and
viewfinder are
blank.
222
A
20
202
178
178
–
28
20
• Battery is exhausted.
• Camera has turned off automatically to save power.
• The camera turns off if the Charging AC Adapter is
connected while the camera is on.
• The camera turns off if the USB cable connecting it to 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.
• The camera and battery may not perform properly if they
are cold.
28
199
20
• Camera is off.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Standby mode for saving power: Press the power switch,
shutter-release button or the c button, or rotate the
mode dial.
• Monitor and viewfinder cannot be used simultaneously.
Press the x button to alternate between displays.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via A/V cable or HDMI
cable.
• Interval timer shooting in progress.
23
28
23, 34
174, 176,
180
–
210
16
173
171
79
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
30
Monitor is hard to
read.
• Ambient lighting too bright: use viewfinder or move to
darker location.
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
The viewfinder is
hard to read.
Adjust diopter adjustment control.
16, 30
Display does not
switch to monitor
(or viewfinder)
when the x
button is pressed.
• You cannot switch the display in the following situations:
- While recording or playing back movies
- While recording or playing back voice memos
- During interval timer shooting
- While connected to a printer
- While displaying image deletion screens
• You cannot switch the display while displaying a certain
error message.
157, 168
142
79
179
35
217
Date and time of
recording are not
correct.
• If the camera clock has not been set (“Date not set”
24, 188
indicator blinks during shooting), still pictures have a time
stamp of “00/00/0000 00:00”; and movies are dated “01/
01/2011 00:00.” Set the correct date and time using Time
zone and date in the setup menu.
• The camera clock is not as accurate as a normal clock, such 188
as watches. Check camera clock regularly against more
accurate timepieces and reset as required.
No information
displayed in
monitor.
Shooting data and photo information may be hidden. Press
the s button until shooting data or photo information is 17
displayed.
Print date not
available.
Time zone and date has not been set.
191
209
Camera settings
reset.
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to their
189
default values.
Reset file
numbering
cannot be done.
202, 215
• Reset file numbering cannot be applied when the
folder number reaches 999 and there are images in the
folder. Change the memory card, or format the internal
memory/memory card.
58, 76, 202, 215
• Reset file numbering cannot be set when the scene
mode is set to Panorama, or when the shooting mode is
j, k, l, m or M and Intvl timer shooting is chosen for
the continuous shooting.
Technical Notes and Index
24, 188
• A shooting mode that does not support Print date is
192
Date not
selected.
appearing on
pictures even
• The date cannot be imprinted onto a movie.
–
when Print date is • The date cannot be imprinted on still images saved during –
enabled.
movie recording.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera, and allow
Monitor is turned battery to cool down before resuming use. After the lamp
off, and the power- blinks for three minutes, the camera turns off automatically, 23
but you can also press the power switch to turn it off
on lamp flickers.
manually.
Camera
temperature rises.
When functions such as movie recording are used for a long
time, or when the camera is used in a location with a high
158
ambient temperature, the camera temperature may rise. This
is not a malfunction.
Electronically Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear on 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. Note that disconnecting the power source as described above may
result in the loss of any data not recorded on the internal memory or memory card at the
time the problem occurred. Data already recorded is not affected. In the event of
continued malfunction, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Shooting
Problem
Technical Notes and Index
224
Cause/Solution
A
Cannot set to
shooting mode
Disconnect the HDMI cable or USB cable.
171, 174, 180
• When camera is in playback mode, press the c or
shutter-release button.
• When menus are displayed, press the d button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When the scene mode is e (Night portrait) or HDR in
o (Backlighting) is Off, raise the flash.
• When flash indicator blinks, flash is charging.
34
No picture taken
when shutterrelease button is
pressed.
40, 46, 55
Camera cannot
focus.
• Subject is too close to the camera. Try shooting with D
(macro close-up) in the focus mode, or Scene auto
selector or Close-up scene mode.
• The intended subject is one with which autofocus does
not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
• Subject not in focus area when shutter-release button
pressed halfway.
• The focus mode is set to E (manual focus).
• Turn camera off and then on again.
13
28
37, 49, 50
38
33
196
32, 95
40
23
Troubleshooting
Problem
Pictures are
blurred.
Cause/Solution
•
•
•
•
Use flash.
Use vibration reduction or motion detection.
Use D (Best Shot Selector).
Use a tripod to stabilize the camera (use with the selftimer for better results).
A
36
193, 195
76
39
Bright specks
appear in pictures
shot using flash.
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Set the flash to W (Off). 36
Flash does not fire.
•
•
•
•
Flash is set to W (Off).
A scene mode that cannot turn on the flash is selected.
Blink proof is set to On in the smart portrait mode.
Another function that is set now is restricting the flash.
• Off is selected for Digital zoom in the setup menu.
• The digital zoom cannot be used in the following
situations.
- When the focus mode is set to E (manual focus)
Digital zoom is not
- When the scene mode is set to j (Night landscape),
available.
e (Night portrait), Scene auto selector, Portrait, or
Pet portrait
- When smart portrait is selected
- When Multi-shot 16 is set for continuous
- When Subject tracking is selected for AF area mode
Another function that is set now is restricting Image size.
• Off is selected for Shutter sound under Sound settings
in the setup menu.
• Continuous shooting is selected.
• Exposure bracketing is selected in the shooting menu.
No sound when
• Sports, Museum, Easy panorama in Panorama, or Pet
shutter is released.
portrait is selected for the scene mode.
• On is selected for Smile timer or Blink proof in smart
portrait mode.
• When the camera is recording a movie.
• Do not block the speaker.
197
42
46, 48, 49, 51, 59
65
77
96
104
199
76
94
52, 57, 58, 59
67, 68
Technical Notes and Index
Image size not
available.
36
45
68
104
157
5
AF-assist
illuminator does
not light.
Off is selected for AF assist in the setup menu. Even when
Auto is set, AF-assist illuminator may not light depending on 196
the focus area position or scene mode.
Pictures appear
smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
209
Colors are
unnatural.
White balance or hue does not match light source.
90
225
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
When the subject is backlit or when shooting with an
Ring-shaped or
extremely bright light source in the display, such as in
rainbow-colored
sunlight, ring-shaped or rainbow-colored bands may appear
–
bands are seen on
on the image.
the screen or the
Change the position of the light source or remove it from the
shot image.
display, and try shooting again.
Randomly spaced
bright pixels
(“noise”) appear in
image.
Pictures are too
dark
(underexposed).
Technical Notes and Index
226
As the subject is dark, shutter speed is too slow or ISO
sensitivity is too high.
• Use flash.
• Specify a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
• Apply Long exposure NR in the shooting menu to suit
situations.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Flash is set to W (Off).
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Raise the ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Raise the flash, and set the scene mode
to o (Backlighting) or set the flash mode to X (fill flash).
36
92
102
36
30
36
43
92
36, 50
Pictures are too
bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
Unexpected results
occurred when
flash is set to auto
with red-eye
reduction.
In very rare cases, when V (Auto with red-eye reduction)
or the red-eye reduction fill flash in the e (Night portrait)
scene mode is used for flash photography, areas other than
36, 49
red eyes may be corrected. Set a flash mode other than V
(Auto with red-eye reduction), select a scene mode other
than e (Night portrait) and resume shooting.
Skin softening
results are not as
expected.
• Skin softening may not produce the desired results
depending on shooting conditions.
• For pictures with four or more faces, try using skin
softening in the playback menu.
Saving images
takes time.
It may take more time to save images in the following
situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in operation
• When flash is set to V (Auto with red-eye reduction)
• When taking pictures in the following scene modes
- Hand-held in j (Night landscape)
- Hand-held in e (Night portrait)
- HDR set to On in o (Backlighting)
- Easy panorama in Panorama
• When using skin softening function while shooting
• When using Active D-Lighting while shooting
• When Continuous H: 120 fps or Continuous H: 60 fps
is selected for continuous
43
65
150
–
36
48
49
50
58
65
103
76
Troubleshooting
Problem
Cause/Solution
A
Cannot set or use
Continuous or
Exposure
bracketing.
Another function that is set now is restricting the continuous
104
setting or Exposure bracketing.
Cannot set
Optimize image.
Another function that is set now is restricting Optimize
image.
104
Playback
Problem
A
Cause/Solution
File cannot be
played back.
• File was overwritten or renamed by computer or another –
make or model of camera.
• Interval timer shooting in progress.
79
• Movies recorded with cameras other than COOLPIX P500 157
cannot be played back.
Cannot play a
sequence.
• Pictures shot continuously with cameras other than
COOLPIX P500 cannot be played as a sequence.
• Check the Sequence display options setting.
145
–
–
Cannot record or
play back voice
memo.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
168
• Voice memos cannot be attached to pictures shot by
142
cameras other than COOLPIX P500, and voice memos
recorded by other cameras cannot be played back on this
camera.
Pictures and
movies cannot be
edited.
• Editing other than Black border cannot be performed on
pictures shot with Image size of I 3984×2656,
u 3968×2232, O 1920×1080 or H 2992×2992.
• Pictures recorded with easy panorama cannot be edited.
• Confirm the conditions that are required for editing.
• Pictures and movies taken with cameras other than
COOLPIX P500 cannot be edited.
Pictures not
displayed on
television.
201
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV
settings setup menu.
• Cables are connected to both the HDMI mini connector 171
and USB/audio video connector.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace memory card. 26
Remove memory card to play back pictures from internal
memory.
84
–
146
–
Technical Notes and Index
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small
pictures, or cropped copies of size 320 × 240 pixels or
Cannot zoom in on
smaller.
picture.
• Playback zoom may not be available for pictures taken
with cameras other than COOLPIX P500.
–
227
Troubleshooting
Problem
• The desired image was sorted to a category other than
the category currently displayed.
• Images saved by cameras other than COOLPIX P500 and
images copied using the Copy option cannot be
displayed in auto sort mode.
The saved images
• Images saved in the internal memory or on the memory
are not displayed
card may not be played back correctly if overwritten by a
in auto sort mode.
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.
Technical Notes and Index
228
Nikon Transfer 2
does not start
when camera is
connected to a
computer.
A
Cause/Solution
Album icons are
reset to their
default icons, or
images added to Data saved in the internal memory or on the memory card
albums cannot be may not be played back if overwritten by a computer.
displayed in
favorite pictures
mode.
•
•
•
•
•
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm that the operating system used is compatible
with the camera.
• Computer is not set to launch Nikon Transfer 2 automatically.
For more information on Nikon Transfer 2, refer to help
information contained in ViewNX 2.
–
129
130
–
130
23
28
174
–
173
177
The PictBridge
startup screen is
not displayed
when the camera
is connected to a
printer.
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the PictBridge
startup screen may not be displayed and it may be
impossible to print images when Auto is selected for
Charge by computer. Set Charge by computer to Off
and reconnect the camera to the printer.
Pictures to be
printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no pictures. Replace memory card. 26
• Remove memory card to print pictures from internal
26
memory.
Cannot select
paper size with
camera.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera in the
following situations, even for PictBridge compatible printers.
Use the printer to select paper size.
• The paper size selected using the camera is not
181, 182
compatible with the printer.
• A printer that automatically sets the paper size is being
–
used.
202
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX P500 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
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Monitor
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Technical Notes and Index
Electronic viewfinder
Compact digital camera
12.1 million
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.75 million total pixels
36× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.0-144mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 22.5-810 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/3.4-5.7
14 elements in 9 groups
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3240 mm
lens in 35mm [135] format)
Both image sensor shift and electronic (still pictures)
Electronic (movies)
Contrast-detect AF
• Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞ (wide-angle position), approx.
2.2 m (7 ft. 3 in.) to ∞ (telephoto position)
• Macro close-up mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) to ∞ (when F
lights in green and the zoom indicator is on the wide-angle
position of K), and from approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ (at three
increments from the maximum wide-angle position to the
telephoto position)
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual
with 99 focus areas, subject tracking
Color LCD viewfinder, 0.6 cm (0.24-in.) TFT LCD, approx. 230kdot, with diopter adjustment function
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD
monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness
adjustment, tiltable 82° downward, 90° upward
Approx. 97% horizontal and 97% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual
picture)
• Internal memory (approx. 102 MB)
• SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound file (voice memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
229
Specifications
Image size
(pixels)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
12 M
8M
5M
3M
2M
1M
PC
VGA
3:2
16:9 (9M)
16:9 (2M)
1:1
4000×3000
3264×2448
2592×1944
2048×1536
1600×1200
1280×960
1024×768
640×480
3984×2656
3968×2232
1920×1080
2992×2992
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
•
•
•
•
ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 160 to 800)
High ISO sensitivity auto (ISO 160 to 1600)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 200, 160 to 400)
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Technical Notes and Index
230
256-segment matrix, center-weighted,
spot, spot AF area (with support for 99 focus areas)
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter
priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure
bracketing, motion detection, exposure compensation
(–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Specifications
Shutter
Speed
I/O terminal
Supported languages
Power sources
Charging time
[W]: 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.)
[T]: 2.2 to 4.5 m (7 ft. 3 in. to 14 ft.)
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 output; digital I/O (USB); HDMI mini connector
(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-EL5 (supplied)
• AC Adapter EH-62A (available separately)
Approx. 4 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC
Adapter EH-69P and when no charge remains)
Technical Notes and Index
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Built-in flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
Video output
HDMI output
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Auto mode, scene mode
• 1/1500 to 2 s
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
j or k mode
• 1/1500 to 2 s
• 1/1500 to 1/2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 3200)
l or m mode
• 1/1500 to 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 160 or 200, when
set to ISO 160-200 in Fixed range auto in l mode, and when
set to Auto, High ISO sensitivity auto or Fixed range auto in m
mode)
• 1/1500 to 4 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 400 or 800, and
when set to Auto or ISO 160-400 in Fixed range auto in l
mode)
• 1/1500 to 2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 1600, and when
set to High ISO sensitivity auto in l mode)
• 1/1500 to 1/2 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 3200)
Continuous H
• 1/4000 to 1/125 s (Continuous H: 120 fps)
• 1/4000 to 1/60 s (Continuous H: 60 fps)
Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
9 steps of 1/3 EV
Durations of 2 or 10 seconds can be selected
231
Specifications
Battery life
(EN-EL5)
Tripod socket
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Weight
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
Still pictures*: Approx. 220 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080pP (1920×1080))
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx. 115.5 × 83.7 × 102.5 mm (4.6 × 3.3 × 4.1 in.) (excluding
projections)
Approx. 494 g (1 lb 1.5 oz) (including battery and SD memory
card)
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
85% and below (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 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 quality set to Normal, Image size set to F 4000×3000.
Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images
are displayed.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
Technical Notes and Index
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
DC 3.7 V, 1100 mAh
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
Approx. 36 × 54 × 8 mm (1.4 × 2.1 × 0.3 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 30 g (1.1 oz) (excluding terminal cover)
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
Rated input
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.068 to 0.042 A
Rated output
DC 5.0 V, 550 mA
Operating temperature
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Dimensions
(W × H × D)
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.)
Weight
Approx. 55 g (2.0 oz), excluding plug adapter
For Argentina: Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz)
B
232
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
pictures to be printed at a digital photo lab or with a household printer from print
orders stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for
Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard that allows information stored with
photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are output
from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and
printer industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without
connecting the camera to a computer.
Technical Notes and Index
233
Index
Symbols
Technical Notes and Index
R 64
l Aperture-priority auto mode 69, 73
k (apply selection) button 12
A Auto mode 28
R Backlighting 50
V Continuous shooting mode button 59,
77
l Delete button 35, 143, 170
s (display) button 17
o Exposure compensation 43
X Flash mode 36
X Flash pop-up button 37
p Focus mode 41
m Manual mode 69, 74
d Menu button 13
x Monitor button 16
b (e movie-record) button 157
j Night landscape 48
e Night portrait 49
c Playback button 34
c Playback mode 34
i Playback zoom 118
j Programmed auto mode 69, 71
y Scene mode 45
n Self-timer 39
k Shutter-priority auto mode 69, 72
F Smart portrait mode 65, 67
g Tele 31
h Thumbnail display 115
M User setting mode 108
c White balance 90
f Wide 31
.JPG 215
.MOV 215
.WAV 215
A
AC adapter 213
Active D-Lighting 103
AF area mode 95
AF assist 4, 196
Album 127
Aperture value 70
Aperture-priority auto mode 73
234
Assign side zoom control 198
Audio/video cable 171
Audio/video-in jack 171
Auto 36
Auto mode 28
Auto off 199
Auto sort menu 131
Auto sort mode 129
Autofocus 41, 101, 166
Autofocus mode 101, 166
AV cable 171, 213
B
Backlighting R 50
Battery 18, 20, 213
Battery charger 22, 213
Battery level indicator 28
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
18, 26
Beach Z 53
Best shot selector 76
Black and white copy n 57
Black border 155
Blink proof 68
Blink warning 203
BSS 76
Button sound 199
C
Calendar display 117
Charge by computer 202
Charger 213
Charging AC Adapter 20, 213
Choose key picture 145
Close-up k 55
Command dial 11
Computer 173
Continuous 76
Continuous H: 120 fps 76
Continuous H: 60 fps 76
Contrast 88
Copying images 144
Crop 156, 169
Custom 88
D
Date and time 24, 188
Index
Daylight saving time 24, 189
Delete 35, 143, 170
Digital zoom 31, 197
Diopter adjustment control 30
D-Lighting 149
DPOF printing 184
DSCN 215
Dusk/dawn i 54
H
E
Easy panorama 58, 60
Editing movies 169
Electronic VR 167
Exposure 70
Exposure compensation 43
Exposure mode 69
Extension 215
Extracting still pictures 168
Eyelet for camera strap 7
Identifier 215
Image copy 144
Image quality 83
Image sharpening 88
Image size 84
Infinity 40
Internal memory 26
Internal memory indicator 29
Interval Timer Shooting 77, 79
ISO sensitivity 92
F
L
Face priority 95
Favorite pictures 122
Favorite pictures menu 126
Favorite pictures mode 122
File name 215
Fill flash 36
Filter effects 152
Fireworks show m 57
Firmware version 208
Flash exposure compensation 101
Flash indicator 38
Flash mode 36
Focus 15, 32, 95, 101
Focus area 32, 95
Focus lock 33
Focus mode 40
Folder name 215
Food u 56
Format 27, 200
Format the internal memory 200
Format the memory card 27, 200
FSCN 215
Full-frame playback 34, 111
Functions that cannot be applied
simultaneously 104
Landscape c 51
Language 201
Lens 211, 229
Lens cap 7
List by date mode 132
Lithium-ion type battery 18, 20, 213
Long exposure NR 102
HDMI 171, 201
HDMI device control 201
HDMI mini connector 171
Hide image 141
HS movie 160, 161, 165
HS movie options 165
I
Macro close-up 40
Manual focus 40, 42
Manual mode 74
Memory capacity 28
Memory card 26, 214
Memory card slot 26
Metering 93
Microphone 142, 157
Minimum shutter speed 92
Mode dial 44
Monitor 6, 8, 211
Monitor brightness 191
Monitor settings 191
Motion detection 195
Movie length 166
Movie menu 163
Movie options 164
Technical Notes and Index
M
235
Index
Movie playback 168
Movie recording 157
Multi selector 12
Multi-shot 16 77
Museum l 57
N
Night landscape j 48
Night portrait e 49
Nikon Transfer 2 173
Number of exposures remaining 28, 85
O
Off 36
Open with HS footage 165
Optical zoom 31
Optimize Image 87
Optional accessories 213
P
Technical Notes and Index
Panorama assist 58, 63
Panorama p 58
Paper size 181, 182
Party/indoor f 52
Pet portrait O 59
PictBridge 179
Picture editing 146
Playback 34, 111, 115, 117, 118, 143, 168
Playback menu 134
Playback mode menu 120
Playback zoom 118
Portrait b 51
Power 23, 24, 28
Power switch/power-on lamp 23, 178
Preset manual 91
Pre-shooting cache 76
Press halfway 15
Print 179, 181, 182
Print date 136, 192
Print order 135
Printer 179
Programmed auto mode 71
Protect 139
Q
Quick retouch 148
236
R
Rear-curtain sync 36
Rechargeable battery 213
Rechargeable Li-ion battery 18, 213
Recording slow motion movies 160
Red-eye reduction 36, 196
Remove from favorites 125
Reset all 205
Reset file numbering 202
Resetting saved settings 110
Rotate image 141
RSCN 215
S
Saturation 88
Save to user setting 109
Scene auto selector x 46
Scene mode 45
Selecting pictures 140
Self-timer 39
Self-timer lamp 39
Sequence 113
Sequence display options 145
Setup menu 185
Shooting 28, 44, 157
Shooting information 17
Shooting menu 81
Shooting with Face Priority 97
Shutter sound 199
Shutter speed 70
Shutter-priority auto mode 72
Shutter-release button 32
Single 76
Skin softening 67, 150
Slide show 138
Slow sync 36
Small picture 154
Smart portrait mode 65, 67
Smile timer 67
Snow z 53
Sound settings 199
Sports d 52
SSCN 215
Subject tracking 96, 99
Sunset h 53
Index
Switching between tabs 13
T
Tele 31
Television 171
Thumbnail playback 115
Time difference 190
Time zone 190
Time zone and date 24, 188
TV settings 201
U
USB cable 174, 180, 213
USB/audio/video output connector 171,
174, 180
User setting mode 108
V
Vibration reduction 193
Video output 201
View/hide framing grid 191
View/hide histograms 17, 191
Viewfinder 16, 30, 211
ViewNX 2 173, 177
Voice memo 142
Volume 168
Welcome screen 187
White balance 90
Wide 31
Wind noise reduction 167
Z
Zoom 31
Zoom control 31
Technical Notes and Index
W
237
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