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Where to Find It
Find what you’re looking for from:
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The Table of Contents
➜
0 iv–xi
➜
0 ii–iii
Find items by function or menu name.
i
The Q&A Index
Know what you want to do but don’t know the function name? Find it from
the “question and answer” index.
i
The Index
➜
0 322–325
➜
0 305–308
Search by key word.
i
Error Messages
If the camera displays a warning, find the solution here.
i
Troubleshooting
➜
0 299–304
Camera behaving unexpectedly? Find the solution here.
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in “For Your Safety”
(0 xii–xvii).
Help
Use the camera’s on-board help feature for help on menu items and other topics. See page 18
for details.
Digitutor
“Digitutor”, a series of “watch and learn” manuals in movie form, is available from the following
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Q&A Index
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Table of Contents
0 iv
X Introduction
s Basic Photography and Playback
x Live View
y Recording and Viewing Movies
# P, S, A, and M Modes
$ User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes
k Release Mode
d Image Recording Options
N Focus
S ISO Sensitivity
Z Exposure/Bracketing
r White Balance
J Image Enhancement
l Flash Photography
t Other Shooting Options
I More on Playback
Q Connections
U Menu Guide
n Technical Notes
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ii
1
0 35
0 49
0 57
0 67
0 75
0 77
0 85
0 91
0 101
0 105
0 117
0 131
0 143
0 151
0 163
0 179
0 195
0 269
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Q&A Index
Find what you’re looking for using this “question and answer” index.
Taking Photographs
i
0
Shooting Modes and Framing Options
Is there a quick and easy way to take snapshots (i mode)?
How do I quickly adjust settings for different scenes?
Can I choose a shutter speed (mode S)?
Can I choose an aperture (mode A)?
How do I make long (“time”) exposures (mode M)?
Can I frame photos in the monitor?
Can I shoot movies?
35–39
40–45
69
70
73
49–55
57–61
i Release Modes
Can I take photos one at a time or in quick succession?
How do I take pictures with the self-timer or a remote control?
Can I reduce shutter noise in quiet surroundings?
7, 77
80
7, 77
i Focus
Can I choose how the camera focuses?
Can I choose the focus point?
91–95
96
i Image Quality and Size
How do I take pictures for printing at large sizes?
How can I get more pictures on the memory card?
85–88
i Exposure
Can I make photos brighter or darker?
How do I preserve details in shadows and highlights?
107
139
i Using the Flash
Can I set the flash to fire automatically when needed?
How do I keep the flash from firing?
How do I avoid “red-eye”?
Viewing Photographs
143–145
0
i Playback
How do I view photographs on the camera?
How do I view more information about a photo?
Can I view photos in an automatic slide show?
Can I view photos on a TV?
Can I protect photos from accidental deletion?
46, 163
165–170
201
191–194
174
i Deletion
How do I delete unwanted photos?
ii
47, 175–177
Retouching Photographs
How do I create retouched copies of photos?
How do I remove “red-eye”?
How do I make JPEG copies of RAW (NEF) photos?
Can I overlay two NEF (RAW) photos to make a single image?
Can I create a copy of a photo that looks like a painting?
Can I trim movie footage on the camera?
Menus and Settings
How do I use the menus?
How do I display menus in another language?
How do I use the command dials?
How do I keep the displays from turning off?
How do I focus the viewfinder?
Can I display a framing grid in the viewfinder or the monitor?
How do I tell if the camera is level?
How do I set the camera clock?
How do I format memory cards?
How do I restore default settings?
How do I get help for a menu or message?
Connections
0
248–264
251
258
256–257
262
63–66
0
18–20
27, 238
13–16
215
34
53, 216
245
27, 237
32, 236
151, 202, 207
18, 305
0
How do I copy photos to a computer?
How do I print photos?
179–181
182–190
Can I print the date of recording on my photos?
184, 190
Maintenance and Optional Accessories
What memory cards can I use?
What lenses can I use?
What optional flash units (Speedlights) can I use?
What other accessories are available for my camera?
What software is available for my camera?
What do I do with the supplied eyepiece cap?
How do I clean the camera?
Where should I take my camera for servicing and repairs?
0
319
269
275
280–281
81
283
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Table of Contents
Q&A Index .................................................................................................................................... ii
For Your Safety ......................................................................................................................... xii
Notices........................................................................................................................................ xiv
Introduction
1
Overview....................................................................................................................................... 1
Getting to Know the Camera................................................................................................. 2
The Camera Body ......................................................................................................................2
The Mode Dial.............................................................................................................................6
The Release-Mode Dial ............................................................................................................7
The Control Panel......................................................................................................................8
The Viewfinder............................................................................................................................9
The Information Display....................................................................................................... 10
The Command Dials .............................................................................................................. 13
The BM-11 Monitor Cover ................................................................................................... 17
Camera Menus..........................................................................................................................18
Using Camera Menus ............................................................................................................ 19
First Steps ...................................................................................................................................21
Charge the Battery ................................................................................................................. 21
Insert the Battery .................................................................................................................... 24
Attach a Lens............................................................................................................................ 25
Basic Setup................................................................................................................................ 27
Insert a Memory Card............................................................................................................ 29
Format the Memory Card .................................................................................................... 32
Adjust Viewfinder Focus ...................................................................................................... 34
Basic Photography and Playback
35
“Point-and-Shoot” Photography (i and j Modes)...................................................35
Step 1: Turn the Camera On................................................................................................ 35
Step 2: Select i or j Mode ............................................................................................... 36
Step 3: Frame the Photograph .......................................................................................... 37
Step 4: Focus ............................................................................................................................ 38
Step 5: Shoot ............................................................................................................................ 38
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Creative Photography (Scene Modes) .............................................................................40
k Portrait...............................................................................................................................41
l Landscape........................................................................................................................41
p Child...................................................................................................................................41
m Sports.................................................................................................................................41
n Close Up............................................................................................................................42
o Night Portrait ..................................................................................................................42
r Night Landscape............................................................................................................42
s Party/Indoor ....................................................................................................................42
t Beach/Snow ....................................................................................................................43
u Sunset................................................................................................................................43
v Dusk/Dawn ......................................................................................................................43
w Pet Portrait.......................................................................................................................43
x Candlelight........................................................................................................................44
y Blossom.............................................................................................................................44
z Autumn Colors ...............................................................................................................44
0 Food....................................................................................................................................44
1 Silhouette.........................................................................................................................45
2 High Key............................................................................................................................45
3 Low Key.............................................................................................................................45
Basic Playback ...........................................................................................................................46
Deleting Unwanted Photographs.....................................................................................47
Live View
49
Framing Photographs in the Monitor ..............................................................................49
Recording and Viewing Movies
57
Recording Movies ....................................................................................................................57
Viewing Movies ........................................................................................................................62
Editing Movies ..........................................................................................................................63
Trimming Movies ....................................................................................................................63
Saving Selected Frames........................................................................................................66
P, S, A, and M Modes
67
Mode P (Programmed Auto) ..............................................................................................68
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto) ..........................................................................................69
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto).......................................................................................70
Mode M (Manual)....................................................................................................................71
Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only) ........................................................................73
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User Settings: U1 and U2 Modes
75
Saving User Settings.............................................................................................................. 75
Recalling User Settings ......................................................................................................... 76
Resetting User Settings ........................................................................................................ 76
Release Mode
77
Choosing a Release Mode ....................................................................................................77
Continuous Mode (CH/CL) .......................................................................................................78
Self-Timer and Remote Modes ...........................................................................................80
Mirror up Mode ........................................................................................................................83
Image Recording Options
85
Image Quality and Size..........................................................................................................85
Image Quality........................................................................................................................... 85
Image Size ................................................................................................................................. 88
Using Two Memory Cards ....................................................................................................89
Focus
91
Autofocus ...................................................................................................................................91
Autofocus Mode ..................................................................................................................... 91
AF-Area Mode.......................................................................................................................... 94
Focus Point Selection............................................................................................................ 96
Focus Lock................................................................................................................................. 97
Manual Focus ............................................................................................................................99
ISO Sensitivity
101
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control ............................................................................................. 103
Exposure/Bracketing
105
Metering .................................................................................................................................. 105
Autoexposure Lock.............................................................................................................. 106
Exposure Compensation.................................................................................................... 107
Bracketing ............................................................................................................................... 109
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White Balance
117
Fine-Tuning White Balance ............................................................................................... 119
Choosing a Color Temperature ....................................................................................... 122
Preset Manual ........................................................................................................................ 123
Image Enhancement
131
Picture Controls..................................................................................................................... 131
Selecting a Picture Control............................................................................................... 131
Modifying Picture Controls .............................................................................................. 133
Creating Custom Picture Controls ................................................................................. 136
Sharing Custom Picture Controls................................................................................... 138
Active D-Lighting.................................................................................................................. 139
Color Space ............................................................................................................................. 141
Flash Photography
143
Using the Built-in Flash....................................................................................................... 143
Flash Mode ............................................................................................................................. 144
Flash Compensation............................................................................................................ 148
FV Lock...................................................................................................................................... 149
Other Shooting Options
151
Restoring Default Settings ................................................................................................ 151
Multiple Exposure................................................................................................................. 152
Interval Timer Photography.............................................................................................. 155
Non-CPU Lenses.................................................................................................................... 159
The GP-1 GPS Unit ................................................................................................................ 162
More on Playback
163
Full-Frame Playback............................................................................................................. 163
Photo Information ............................................................................................................... 165
Thumbnail Playback ............................................................................................................ 171
Calendar Playback ................................................................................................................ 172
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom........................................................................... 173
Protecting Photographs from Deletion........................................................................ 174
Deleting Photographs......................................................................................................... 175
Full-Frame, Thumbnail, and Calendar Playback ....................................................... 175
The Playback Menu ............................................................................................................. 176
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Connections
179
Connecting to a Computer ............................................................................................... 179
Before Connecting the Camera.......................................................................................179
Connecting the Camera .....................................................................................................180
Wireless and Ethernet Networks.....................................................................................181
Printing Photographs.......................................................................................................... 182
Connecting the Printer.......................................................................................................182
Printing Pictures One at a Time.......................................................................................183
Printing Multiple Pictures..................................................................................................185
Creating Index Prints...........................................................................................................188
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set .........................................................................189
Viewing Photographs on TV............................................................................................. 191
Standard Definition Devices.............................................................................................191
High-Definition Devices .....................................................................................................193
Menu Guide
195
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images............................................................................ 195
Playback Folder.................................................................................................................195
Hide Image .........................................................................................................................196
Display Mode.....................................................................................................................197
Copy Image(s) ...................................................................................................................197
Image Review ....................................................................................................................200
After Delete ........................................................................................................................200
Rotate Tall...........................................................................................................................200
Slide Show ..........................................................................................................................201
C The Shooting Menu: Shooting Options ............................................................................ 202
Reset Shooting Menu .....................................................................................................202
Storage Folder...................................................................................................................203
File Naming ........................................................................................................................204
Auto Distortion Control .................................................................................................205
Long Exp. NR (Long Exposure Noise Reduction) ..................................................205
High ISO NR........................................................................................................................205
A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings .................................................................. 206
A: Reset Custom Settings.............................................................................................207
a: Autofocus............................................................................................................................208
a1: AF-C Priority Selection.............................................................................................208
a2: AF-S Priority Selection .............................................................................................208
a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On ...............................................................................209
a4: AF Point Illumination ...............................................................................................209
a5: Focus Point Wrap-Around .....................................................................................209
a6: Number of Focus Points .........................................................................................210
a7: Built-in AF-assist Illuminator .................................................................................210
a8: Live View/Movie AF ..................................................................................................211
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b: Metering/Exposure......................................................................................................... 211
b1: ISO Sensitivity Step Value ..................................................................................... 211
b2: EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl. ................................................................................. 211
b3: Easy Exposure Compensation ............................................................................. 212
b4: Center-Weighted Area ........................................................................................... 213
b5: Fine Tune Optimal Exposure................................................................................ 213
c: Timers/AE Lock ................................................................................................................. 213
c1: Shutter-Release Button AE-L ................................................................................ 213
c2: Auto Meter-off Delay............................................................................................... 214
c3: Self-Timer..................................................................................................................... 214
c4: Monitor off Delay...................................................................................................... 215
c5: Remote on Duration................................................................................................ 215
d: Shooting/Display............................................................................................................. 215
d1: Beep .............................................................................................................................. 215
d2: Viewfinder Grid Display ......................................................................................... 216
d3: ISO Display and Adjustment ................................................................................ 216
d4: Viewfinder Warning Display................................................................................. 216
d5: Screen Tips.................................................................................................................. 216
d6: CL Mode Shooting Speed ..................................................................................... 217
d7: Max. Continuous Release ...................................................................................... 217
d8: File Number Sequence........................................................................................... 218
d9: Information Display................................................................................................. 219
d10: LCD Illumination .................................................................................................... 219
d11: Exposure Delay Mode .......................................................................................... 219
d12: Flash Warning ......................................................................................................... 219
d13: MB-D11 Battery Type ........................................................................................... 220
d14: Battery Order........................................................................................................... 221
e: Bracketing/Flash .............................................................................................................. 222
e1: Flash Sync Speed ...................................................................................................... 222
e2: Flash Shutter Speed................................................................................................. 223
e3: Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash.................................................................................. 223
e4: Modeling Flash.......................................................................................................... 228
e5: Auto Bracketing Set................................................................................................. 229
e6: Bracketing Order....................................................................................................... 229
f: Controls................................................................................................................................ 229
f1: D Switch....................................................................................................................... 229
f2: OK Button (Shooting Mode).................................................................................. 229
f3: Assign Fn Button ....................................................................................................... 230
f4: Assign Preview Button............................................................................................. 232
f5: Assign AE-L/AF-L Button......................................................................................... 232
f6: Customize Command Dials ................................................................................... 233
f7: Release Button to Use Dial ..................................................................................... 234
f8: Slot Empty Release Lock ......................................................................................... 234
f9: Reverse Indicators ..................................................................................................... 234
f10: Assign MB-D11 4 Button..................................................................................... 235
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B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup.......................................................................................... 236
Format Memory Card .....................................................................................................236
LCD Brightness..................................................................................................................237
Video Mode........................................................................................................................237
Flicker Reduction..............................................................................................................237
Time Zone and Date .......................................................................................................237
Language ............................................................................................................................238
Image Comment ..............................................................................................................238
Auto Image Rotation ......................................................................................................239
Image Dust Off Ref Photo .............................................................................................240
Battery Info.........................................................................................................................242
Copyright Information ...................................................................................................243
Save/Load Settings..........................................................................................................244
Virtual Horizon ..................................................................................................................245
AF Fine Tune ......................................................................................................................246
Eye-Fi Upload ....................................................................................................................247
Firmware Version .............................................................................................................247
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies ................................................................. 248
Creating Retouched Copies..............................................................................................249
D-Lighting...........................................................................................................................251
Red-Eye Correction..........................................................................................................251
Trim .......................................................................................................................................252
Monochrome.....................................................................................................................253
Filter Effects........................................................................................................................254
Color Balance.....................................................................................................................255
Image Overlay ...................................................................................................................256
NEF (RAW) Processing ....................................................................................................258
Resize....................................................................................................................................259
Quick Retouch...................................................................................................................260
Straighten ...........................................................................................................................261
Distortion Control............................................................................................................261
Fisheye .................................................................................................................................261
Color Outline .....................................................................................................................262
Color Sketch.......................................................................................................................262
Perspective Control.........................................................................................................263
Miniature Effect ................................................................................................................263
Side-by-side Comparison..............................................................................................264
O My Menu/m Recent Settings ...................................................................................... 265
Recent Settings .....................................................................................................................268
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Technical Notes
269
Compatible Lenses............................................................................................................... 269
Optional Flash Units (Speedlights)................................................................................. 275
The Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) ................................................................. 276
Other Accessories ................................................................................................................. 280
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ........................................................ 282
Caring for the Camera......................................................................................................... 283
Storage..................................................................................................................................... 283
Cleaning .................................................................................................................................. 283
The Low-Pass Filter.............................................................................................................. 284
“Clean Now” ...................................................................................................................... 284
“Clean at Startup/Shutdown” ..................................................................................... 285
“Manual Cleaning” .......................................................................................................... 286
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions............................................................. 289
Available Settings ................................................................................................................. 292
Defaults .................................................................................................................................... 295
Exposure Program (Mode P)............................................................................................. 298
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................... 299
Display ..................................................................................................................................... 299
Shooting (All Modes) .......................................................................................................... 300
Shooting (P, S, A, M)........................................................................................................... 302
Playback .................................................................................................................................. 303
Miscellaneous........................................................................................................................ 304
Error Messages....................................................................................................................... 305
Specifications ......................................................................................................................... 309
Approved Memory Cards................................................................................................... 319
Memory Card Capacity ....................................................................................................... 320
Battery Life .............................................................................................................................. 321
Index.......................................................................................................................................... 322
xi
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following
safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions
where all those who use the product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions listed in this
section are indicated by the following symbol:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnings before using this
A This
Nikon product.
❚❚ WARNINGS
A Keep the sun out of the frame
Keep the sun well out of the frame when
shooting backlit subjects. Sunlight
focused into the camera when the sun is in
or close to the frame could cause a fire.
A 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.
A Using the viewfinder diopter adjustment control
When operating the viewfinder diopter
adjustment control with your eye to the
viewfinder, care should be taken not to
put your finger in your eye accidentally.
A Do not disassemble
Touching the product’s internal parts
could result in injury. In the event of
malfunction, the product should be
repaired only by a qualified technician.
Should the product break open as the
result of a fall or other accident, remove
the battery and/or AC adapter and then
take the product to a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
A Do not place the strap around the neck of an infant
or child
Placing the camera strap around the neck
of an infant or child could result in
strangulation.
A Turn off immediately in the event of malfunction A Observe caution when using the flash
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the equipment or AC
adapter (available separately), unplug the
AC adapter and remove the battery
immediately, taking care to avoid burns.
Continued operation could result in injury.
After removing the battery, take the
equipment to a Nikon-authorized service
center for inspection.
A Do not use 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.
A Keep out of reach of children
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in injury.
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• Using the camera with the flash in close
contact with the skin or other objects
could cause burns.
• Using the flash close to the subject’s eyes
could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed when photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
one meter (39 in.) from the subject.
A Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should be
taken to avoid injury due to broken glass
and to prevent the liquid crystal from the
monitor touching the skin or entering the
eyes or mouth.
A Observe proper precautions when handling
batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the
following precautions when handling
batteries for use in this product:
• Use only batteries approved for use in
this equipment.
• Do not short or disassemble the battery.
• Be sure the product is off before
replacing the battery. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Do not attempt to insert the battery
upside down or backwards.
• 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 the battery with metal
objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when fully
discharged. To avoid damage to the
product, be sure to remove the battery
when no charge remains.
• When the battery is not in use, attach the
terminal cover and store in a cool, dry
place.
• The battery may be hot immediately
after use or when the product has been
used on battery power for an extended
period. Before removing the battery turn
the camera off and allow the battery to
cool.
• Discontinue use immediately should you
notice any changes in the battery, such
as discoloration or deformation.
A Observe proper precautions when handling the
charger
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or electric
shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in overheating and damage to the
charger.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of the
plug should be removed with a dry cloth.
Continued use could result in fire.
• Do not handle the power cable or go
near the charger during thunderstorms.
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in electric shock.
• Do not damage, modify, or forcibly tug or
bend the power cable. Do not place it
under heavy objects or expose it to heat
or flame. Should the insulation be
damaged and the wires become
exposed, take the power cable to a
Nikon-authorized service representative
for inspection. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or electric
shock.
• Do not handle the plug or charger 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 DC-to-AC
inverters. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the product or
cause overheating or fire.
A 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.
A CD-ROMs
CD-ROMs containing software or manuals
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.
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Notices
• No part of the manuals included with this • Nikon will not be held liable for any
product may be reproduced, transmitted,
damages resulting from the use of this
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or
product.
translated into any language in any form, by • While every effort has been made to ensure
any means, without Nikon’s prior written
that the information in these manuals is
permission.
accurate and complete, we would
appreciate it were you to bring any errors or
• Nikon reserves the right to change the
specifications of the hardware and software
omissions to the attention of the Nikon
described in these manuals at any time and
representative in your area (address
without prior notice.
provided separately).
Notices 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.
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This symbol indicates that this
product is to be collected
separately.
This symbol on the battery indicates
that the battery is to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to users in
European countries:
• This product is designated for separate
collection at an appropriate collection
point. Do not dispose of as household
waste.
• For more information, contact the retailer or
the local authorities in charge of waste
management.
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.
Notices for Customers in the U.S.A.
Power Cable
At voltages over AC 125 V (U.S.A. only): The power cable must be rated for the voltage in use, be at
least AWG no. 18 gauge, and have SVG insulation or better with a NEMA 6P-15 plug rated for
AC 250 V 15 A.
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.
D7000
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
CAUTIONS
interference in a residential installation. This Modifications
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
The FCC requires the user be notified that any
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
changes or modifications made to this device
and used in accordance with the instructions, that are not expressly approved by Nikon
may cause harmful interference to radio
Corporation may void the user’s authority to
communications. However, there is no
operate the equipment.
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided by
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined Nikon for your equipment. Using other
by turning the equipment off and on, the user interface cables may exceed the limits of Class
B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
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.
Notice for Customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product
may 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, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced
by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or
• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on
reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money,
copies or reproductions of securities issued
coins, securities, government bonds, or local by private companies (shares, bills, checks,
government bonds, even if such copies or
gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or
coupon tickets, except when a minimum of
reproductions are stamped “Sample.”
necessary copies are to be provided for
The copying or reproduction of paper
business use by a company. Also, do not
money, coins, or securities which are
copy or reproduce passports issued by the
circulated in a foreign country is prohibited.
government, licenses issued by public
Unless the prior permission of the
agencies and private groups, ID cards, and
government has been obtained, the copying tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
or reproduction of unused postage stamps
• Comply with copyright notices
or post cards issued by the government is
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted
prohibited.
creative works such as books, music,
paintings, woodcuts, prints, maps, drawings,
The copying or reproduction of stamps
movies, and photographs is governed by
issued by the government and of certified
national and international copyright laws.
documents stipulated by law is prohibited.
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 memory cards or other data storage devices
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 preset manual (0 123). Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
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Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic circuitry.
Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash
accessories) 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 shown at right 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.
AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NONCOMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC
VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND
NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC
VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
A
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.
A
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and
education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to
frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography.
Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. See the
following URL for contact information: http://imaging.nikon.com/
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XIntroduction
Overview
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon single-lens reflex (SLR) digital camera. To get
the most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and
keep them where they will be read by all who use the product.
X
❚❚ Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used:
D
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before use to
prevent damage to the camera.
A
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before using the
camera.
0
This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
D
Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use with your Nikon digital
camera are engineered and proven to operate within its operational and safety
requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR
NIKON WARRANTY.
D
Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon recommends that the
camera be inspected by the original retailer or a Nikon-authorized service representative
once every one to two years, and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that
fees apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly
recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the
camera, such as lenses or optional flash units, should be included when the camera is
inspected or serviced.
A
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
1
Getting to Know the Camera
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls and displays. You
may find it helpful to bookmark this section and refer to it as you read through the
rest of the manual.
X The Camera Body
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Release mode dial............................................... 7, 77
Mode dial ..................................................................... 6
Eyelet for camera strap
Release mode dial lock release........................ 7, 77
Accessory shoe (for optional flash unit).......... 275
Accessory shoe cover........................................... 275
Power switch............................................................... 2
Shutter-release button .................................... 38, 39
9 E (exposure compensation) button ................ 107
Two-button reset button..................................... 151
10 Z (metering) button........................................... 105
Q (format) button................................................. 32
11 Eyelet for camera strap
12 Focal plane mark (E).......................................... 100
13 Control panel...............................................................8
A
The Power Switch
Rotate the power switch as shown to turn
the camera on.
2
Rotate the power switch as shown to turn
the camera off.
The Camera Body (Continued)
X
1 Built-in flash ............................................................143
2 M (flash mode) button ..........................................143
Y (flash compensation) button.......................148
3 D (bracketing) button.............................109, 164
4 Infrared receiver (front)..........................................81
5 Mounting mark ........................................................25
6 Built-in microphone......................................... 58, 60
7 Lens release button.................................................26
8 Connector cover..........................180, 182, 191, 193
9 Cover for accessory terminal and external
microphone connectors .....................................57
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
AF-mode button......................................... 50, 92, 95
Focus-mode selector........................................91, 99
Meter coupling lever............................................ 310
Mirror .................................................................83, 286
USB connector
Connecting to a computer .............................. 180
Connecting to a printer.................................... 182
A/V connector........................................................ 191
HDMI mini-pin connector ................................... 193
Accessory terminal ...................................... 162, 281
Connector for external microphone....................57
3
The Camera Body (Continued)
X
1 AF-assist illuminator............................................. 210 7 Contact cover for optional MB-D11 battery pack
Self-timer lamp.........................................................81
................................................................................ 280
Red-eye reduction lamp ..................................... 145 8 Power connector cover........................................ 282
2 Sub-command dial.........................................13, 233 9 CPU contacts
3 Fn button........................................................ 149, 230 10 Lens mount...................................................... 25, 100
4 Depth-of-field preview button....................72, 232 11 Tripod socket
5 Battery-chamber cover...........................................24 12 Body cap........................................................... 25, 281
6 Battery-chamber cover latch ................................24
D
The Microphone and Speaker
Do not place the microphone or speaker in close proximity to magnetic devices. Failure to
observe this precaution could affect the data recorded on the magnetic devices.
4
The Camera Body (Continued)
X
1 Viewfinder eyepiece................................................81
2 Rubber eyecup .........................................................81
3 O (delete) button
Deleting pictures..................................................47
Deleting pictures during playback.................175
Q (format) button .................................................32
4 K (playback) button .....................................46, 163
5 Monitor
Viewing settings ...................................................10
Live view.......................................................... 49, 57
Viewing pictures...................................................46
Full-frame playback ...........................................163
6 G (menu) button .......................................18, 195
7 L (help/protect) button............................18, 174
WB (white balance) button..................................117
8 W (thumbnail/playback zoom out) button
.......................................................................171, 172
ISO (ISO sensitivity) button ..................................101
9 X (playback zoom in) button ............................. 173
QUAL (image quality/size) button..................86, 88
Two-button reset button .................................... 151
10 Diopter adjustment control...................................34
11 A (AE-L/AF-L) button ...........................97, 106, 232
12 Speaker.......................................................................62
13 Main command dial .......................................13, 233
14 Live view switch ................................................49, 57
15 Movie-record button...............................................58
16 Multi selector ............................................................19
17 Memory card slot cover..........................................29
18 J (OK) button..........................................................19
19 Infrared receiver (rear) ............................................81
20 Focus selector lock...................................................96
21 Memory card access lamp ..............................29, 38
22 R (info) button .......................................... 10, 12, 53
5
The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following modes:
Mode dial
X
P, S, A, and M Modes
Select these modes for full control over camera settings.
• P—Programmed auto (0 68)
• S—Shutter-priority auto (0 69)
• A—Aperture-priority auto (0 70)
• M—Manual (0 71)
Auto Modes
Select these modes for simple, point-and-shoot
photography.
• i Auto (0 35)
• j Auto (flash off) (0 35)
Scene Modes (0 40)
The camera automatically optimizes settings to suit
the selected scene. Match your selection to the
scene being photographed.
U1 and U2 Modes (0 75)
Store and recall customized shooting settings.
A
Non-CPU Lenses
Non-CPU (0 270) lenses can be used only in modes A and M. Selecting another mode when
a non-CPU lens is attached disables the shutter release.
6
The Release-Mode Dial
To choose a release mode, press the release mode dial Release mode dial lock release
lock release and turn the release mode dial to the
desired setting (0 77).
X
Release mode dial
Mode
Description
One photograph is taken each time the shutterrelease button is pressed.
S
Single frame
CL
The camera takes photographs at about 1 to 5
Continuous low speed frames per second while the shutter-release
button is pressed.
CH
The camera takes photographs at up to 6 frames
Continuous high speed per second while the shutter-release button is
pressed.
J
Quiet shutter-release
As for single-frame, except that camera noise is
reduced.
E
Self-timer
Take pictures with the self-timer.
4
Remote control
Take pictures with an optional ML-L3 remote
control.
Mirror up
Raise the mirror before taking photographs.
MUP
7
The Control Panel
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
X
1 Color temperature indicator .............................. 122
2 Shutter speed .................................................... 69, 71
Exposure compensation value .......................... 107
Flash compensation value.................................. 148
White balance fine-tuning.................................. 120
Color temperature ................................................ 122
White balance preset number .................. 123, 128
Number of shots in bracketing sequence
.............................................................. 109, 112, 114
Number of intervals for interval timer
photography....................................................... 156
Focal length (non-CPU lenses) .......................... 159
12
13
14
15
16
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
“Beep” indicator .................................................... 215
Exposure compensation indicator.................... 107
Flash sync indicator .............................................. 222
Flash compensation indicator ........................... 148
Auto-area AF indicator ...........................................95
AF-area mode indicator..........................................95
3D-tracking indicator..............................................94
22 Autofocus mode.......................................................91
17
18
19
20
21
8
MB-D11 battery indicator ................................... 221
Battery indicator...................................................... 35
Flash mode ............................................................. 144
Image size ................................................................. 88
Image quality ........................................................... 85
White balance fine-tuning indicator ................ 120
White balance ........................................................ 117
Aperture stop indicator ................................ 70, 270
Aperture (f-number).........................................70, 71
Aperture (number of stops)......................... 70, 270
Bracketing increment.................................. 110, 112
Number of shots per interval ............................. 156
Maximum aperture (non-CPU lenses) ............. 159
PC mode indicator ................................................ 181
Flexible program indicator ................................... 68
Memory card indicator (Slot 1) ......................30, 89
Memory card indicator (Slot 2) ......................30, 89
ISO sensitivity indicator ....................................... 101
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator............................. 104
“K” (appears when memory remains for over
1000 exposures) ................................................... 36
“Clock not set” indicator............................... 28, 237
Interval timer indicator........................................ 157
Multiple exposure indicator ............................... 153
Exposure and flash bracketing indicator......... 109
WB bracketing indicator...................................... 112
ADL bracketing indicator .................................... 114
Bracketing progress indicator .......... 109, 112, 115
GPS connection indicator.................................... 162
Metering..................................................................105
Number of exposures remaining ........................ 36
Number of shots remaining before memory
buffer fills .........................................................38, 79
Capture mode indicator ...................................... 181
ISO sensitivity......................................................... 101
Preset white balance recording indicator ....... 124
Active D-Lighting amount .................................. 139
Manual lens number ............................................ 161
HDMI-CEC connection indicator........................ 194
The Viewfinder
X
1 Framing grid (displayed when On is selected for
Custom Setting d2) ............................................216
2 Focus points ....................................................... 38, 96
AF-area mode ...........................................................94
3 AF area brackets..............................................37, 165
4 Battery indicator * ...........................................35, 216
5 Black-and-white indicator * .................................216
6 “No memory card” indicator * ......................30, 216
7 Focus indicator ......................................... 38, 97, 100
8 Autoexposure (AE) lock........................................106
9 Shutter speed .................................................... 69, 71
AF mode.....................................................................91
10 Aperture (f-number) ........................................ 70, 71
Aperture (number of stops) .........................70, 270
11 Low battery warning ..............................................35
12 Exposure and flash bracketing indicator .........109
WB bracketing indicator ......................................112
ADL bracketing indicator.....................................114
13 ISO sensitivity indicator........................................101
14 “K” (appears when memory remains for over
1000 exposures)....................................................36
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Flash-ready indicator .....................................39, 219
FV lock indicator.................................................... 149
Flash sync indicator .............................................. 222
Aperture stop indicator .................................70, 270
Exposure indicator...................................................72
Exposure compensation display ....................... 107
Tilt indicator ........................................................... 231
Flash compensation indicator ........................... 148
Exposure compensation indicator.................... 107
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator............................. 104
Number of exposures remaining .........................36
Number of shots remaining before memory
buffer fills.........................................................38, 79
ISO sensitivity......................................................... 101
Preset white balance recording indicator....... 124
Exposure compensation value .......................... 107
Flash compensation value .................................. 148
Active D-Lighting amount .................................. 139
AF-area mode ...........................................................94
* Display can be turned off with Custom Setting d4.
D
No Battery
When the battery is totally exhausted or no battery is inserted, the display in the viewfinder
will dim. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. The viewfinder display will
return to normal when a fully-charged battery is inserted.
D
The Control Panel and Viewfinder Displays
The brightness of the control panel and viewfinder displays varies with temperature, and the
response times of the displays may drop at low temperatures. This is normal and does not
indicate a malfunction.
9
The Information Display
Press the R button to display shutter speed, aperture, the
number of exposures remaining, AF-area mode, and other
shooting information in the monitor.
X
R button
Shooting mode........................................................... 6
Flexible program indicator ....................................68
Flash sync indicator .............................................. 222
Shutter speed .................................................... 69, 71
Exposure compensation value .......................... 107
Flash compensation value.................................. 148
Number of shots in bracketing sequence
.............................................................. 109, 112, 114
Focal length (non-CPU lenses) .......................... 159
Color temperature ................................................ 122
5 Color temperature indicator .............................. 122
6 Aperture stop indicator.................................70, 270
7 Aperture (f-number) ........................................ 70, 71
Aperture (number of stops) .........................70, 270
Bracketing increment ................................. 110, 112
Maximum aperture (non-CPU lenses) ............. 159
1
2
3
4
10
8 Exposure indicator .................................................. 72
Exposure compensation display........................ 107
Bracketing progress indicator
Exposure and flash bracketing ....................... 109
WB bracketing .................................................... 112
9 Auto-area AF indicator........................................... 95
Focus points indicator......................................37, 96
AF-area mode indicator......................................... 95
3D-tracking indicator ............................................. 94
10 ISO sensitivity indicator ....................................... 101
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator............................. 104
11 “K” (appears when memory remains for over
1000 exposures) ................................................... 36
12 Number of exposures remaining ....................... 36
Manual lens number ............................................ 161
13 Fn button assignment .......................................... 230
14 AE-L/AF-L button assignment .............................. 232
15 Picture Control indicator ..................................... 132
16 Long exposure noise reduction indicator ....... 205
17 Auto distortion control ........................................ 205
18 White balance ........................................................ 117
White balance fine-tuning indicator ................ 120
19 Image quality ........................................................... 85
Role played by card in slot 2................................. 89
20 Image size ................................................................. 88
21 Flash mode ............................................................. 144
X
22 “Beep” indicator .....................................................215
23 Multiple exposure indicator................................153
24 Exposure and flash bracketing indicator .........109
WB bracketing indicator ......................................112
ADL bracketing indicator.....................................114
25 ADL bracketing amount.......................................114
26 Interval timer indicator ........................................157
27 Camera battery indicator.......................................35
28 MB-D11 battery type display ............................. 220
MB-D11 battery indicator ................................... 221
29 GPS connection indicator ................................... 162
30 Metering.................................................................. 105
31 Depth-of-field preview button assignment ... 232
32 Color space ............................................................. 141
33 Active D-Lighting indicator ................................ 139
34 High ISO noise reduction indicator .................. 205
35 Movie quality ............................................................60
36 Autofocus mode.......................................................91
37 Copyright information......................................... 243
38 “Clock not set” indicator................................28, 237
39 Image comment indicator .................................. 238
40 Release mode....................................................... 7, 77
Continuous shooting speed .........................78, 217
41 Eye-Fi connection indicator................................ 247
42 FV lock indicator.................................................... 149
43 Flash compensation indicator ........................... 148
44 Exposure compensation indicator.................... 107
A
Turning the Monitor Off
To clear shooting information from the monitor, press the R button twice more or press the
shutter-release button halfway. The monitor will turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for about 10 seconds.
A
See Also
For information on choosing how long the monitor stays on, see Custom Setting c4
(Monitor off delay, 0 215). For information on changing the color of the lettering in the
information display, see Custom Setting d9 (Information display, 0 219).
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❚❚ Changing Settings in the Information Display
To change settings for the items listed below, press the R
button in the information display. Highlight items using the
multi selector and press J to view options for the highlighted
item.
X
R button
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
A
Movie quality............................................................ 60
High ISO noise reduction .................................... 205
Active D-Lighting .................................................. 139
Color space ............................................................. 141
Depth-of-field preview button assignment ... 232
Fn button assignment .......................................... 230
AE-L/AF-L button assignment .............................. 232
Picture Control ....................................................... 132
Long exposure noise reduction.........................205
Auto distortion control ........................................ 205
Tool Tips
A tool tip giving the name of the selected item appears in the information display. Tool tips
can be turned off using Custom Setting d5 (Screen Tips; 0 216).
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The Command Dials
The main- and sub-command dials are used alone or in combination with other
controls to adjust a variety of settings.
M/Y button
Flash mode
Flash compensation
D button
Bracketing
X
AF-mode button
Autofocus mode
AF-area mode
Sub-command dial
E button
Exposure compensation
Mode dial
Main command dial
Z button
Metering
WB/L button
White balance
ISO/W button
ISO sensitivity
QUAL/X button
Image quality/size
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❚❚ Scene Mode
Choose a scene (h; 0 41).
X
h mode Main command dial
Monitor
❚❚ Image Quality and Size
Set image quality (0 86).
+
QUAL button
Main command dial
Control panel
Choose an image size (0 88).
+
QUAL button
Sub-command dial
Control panel
❚❚ Autofocus
Choose an autofocus mode
(0 92).
+
AF-mode button Main command dial
Choose an AF-area mode
(0 95).
Control panel
+
AF-mode button Sub-command dial
Control panel
❚❚ ISO Sensitivity
Set ISO sensitivity (0 101).
+
ISO button
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Main command dial
Control panel
❚❚ Exposure
Choose a combination of
aperture and shutter speed
(mode P; 0 68).
Mode P
Main command dial
Control panel
Mode S or M
Main command dial
Control panel
Mode A or M
Sub-command dial
Control panel
X
Choose a shutter speed (mode S
or M; 0 69, 71).
Choose an aperture (mode A or
M; 0 70, 71).
Choose a metering option
(mode P, S, A, or M; 0 105).
+
Z button
Set exposure compensation
(mode P, S, A, or M; 0 107).
Main command dial
Control panel
+
E button
Activate or cancel bracketing/
select number of shots in
bracketing sequence (mode P, S,
A, or M; 0 109, 112, 114).
Main command dial
Control panel
+
D button
Main command dial
Control panel
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Select bracketing increment
(mode P, S, A, or M; 0 110, 112).
+
D button
Sub-command dial
Control panel
X ❚❚ White Balance
Choose a white balance option
(mode P, S, A, or M; 0 117).
+
WB button
Fine-tune white balance
(0 120), set color temperature
(0 122), or choose a white
balance preset (0 128) in mode
P, S, A, or M.
Main command dial
Control panel
+
WB button
Sub-command dial
Control panel
❚❚ Flash Settings
Choose a flash mode (0 144).
+
M button
Set flash compensation (mode P,
S, A, or M; 0 148).
Control panel
+
Y button
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Main command dial
Sub-command dial
Control panel
The BM-11 Monitor Cover
A clear plastic cover is provided with the camera to keep the
monitor clean and protect it when the camera is not in use. To
attach the cover, insert the projection on the top of the cover
into the matching indentation above the camera monitor (q)
and press the bottom of the cover until it clicks into place (w).
X
To remove the cover, hold the camera firmly and pull the
bottom of the cover gently outwards as shown at right.
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Camera Menus
Most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed
from the camera menus. To view the menus, press the G
button.
G button
X
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
• D: Playback (0 195)
• C: Shooting (0 202)
• A: Custom Settings (0 206)
• B: Setup (0 236)
• N: Retouch (0 248)
• O/m: My Menu or Recent settings (defaults to
My Menu; 0 265)
Slider shows position in current menu.
Current settings are shown by icons.
Menu options
Options in current menu.
d
If a d icon is displayed at the bottom left corner of the
monitor, help can be displayed by pressing the L
button. A description of the currently selected option or
menu will be displayed while the button is pressed. Press
1 or 3 to scroll through the display.
L button
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Using Camera Menus
The multi selector and J button are used to navigate the camera menus.
Move cursor up
J button: select highlighted item
Cancel and return to
previous menu
Select highlighted item or
display sub-menu
X
Move cursor down
Follow the steps below to navigate the menus.
1
Display the menus.
G button
Press the G button to display the menus.
2
Highlight the icon for the current menu.
Press 4 to highlight the icon for the current
menu.
3
Select a menu.
Press 1 or 3 to select the desired menu.
4
Position the cursor in the selected menu.
Press 2 to position the cursor in the selected
menu.
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5
Highlight a menu item.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a menu item.
X
6
Display options.
Press 2 to display options for the selected menu
item.
7
Highlight an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option.
8
Select the highlighted item.
Press J to select the highlighted item. To exit
without making a selection, press the G
button.
Note the following:
• Menu items that are displayed in gray are not currently available.
• While pressing 2 generally has the same effect as pressing J, there are some
cases in which selection can only be made by pressing J.
• To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the shutter-release button
halfway (0 39).
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First Steps
Charge the Battery
The camera is powered by an EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery (supplied). To
maximize shooting time, charge the battery in the supplied MH-25 battery charger
before use. About 2 hours and 35 minutes are required to fully recharge the battery
when no charge remains.
1
X
Connect the AC power cable or wall adapter.
Connect the power cable as shown at right. Use the AC
adapter plug in the position shown; do not rotate.
Depending on the country or region of purchase, an AC
wall adapter may also be supplied with the charger. To use
the adapter, insert it into the charger AC inlet (q). Slide
the AC wall adapter latch in the direction shown (w) and
rotate the adapter 90 ° to fix it in the position shown (e).
Reverse these steps to remove the adapter.
AC wall adapter latch
90 °
2
Remove the terminal cover.
Remove the terminal cover from the battery.
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3
Insert the battery.
Place the battery in the battery bay as shown in the
illustration on the charger.
X
4
Plug the charger in.
The CHARGE lamp will blink while the battery charges.
D
Charging the Battery
Charge the battery indoors at ambient temperatures between
5–35°C (41–95°F). The battery will not charge if its
temperature is below 0°C (32°F) or above 60°C (140°F).
5
Remove the battery when charging is complete.
Charging is complete when the CHARGE lamp stops
blinking. Unplug the charger and remove the battery.
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Battery
charging
Charging
complete
D
The Battery and Charger
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages xii–xiii and 289–291 of this manual. 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. Capacity may
be reduced and charging times may increase at battery temperatures from 0°C/32°F to
15°C/59°F and from 45°C/113°F to 60°C/140°F.
Do not move the charger or touch the battery during charging. Failure to observe this
precaution could in very rare instances result in the charger showing that charging is
complete when the battery is only partially charged. Remove and reinsert the battery to
begin charging again.
X
If the CHARGE lamp flickers (i.e., flashes about eight times a second) during charging, confirm
that the temperature is in the correct range and then unplug the charger and remove and
reinsert the battery. If the problem persists, cease use immediately and take battery and
charger to your retailer or a Nikon-authorized service representative.
The supplied power cable and AC wall adapter are for use with the MH-25 only. Use the
charger with compatible batteries only. Unplug when not in use.
A
EN-EL15 Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries
The supplied EN-EL15 shares information with compatible devices, enabling the camera to
show battery charge state in six levels (0 35). The Battery info option in the setup menu
details battery charge, battery life, and the number of pictures taken since the battery was
last charged (0 242).
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Insert the Battery
1
Turn the camera off.
D
Inserting and Removing Batteries
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries.
X
2
Open the battery-chamber cover.
Unlatch (q) and open (w) the battery-chamber cover.
3
Insert the battery.
Insert the battery in the orientation shown (q), using the
battery to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one
side. The latch locks the battery in place when the battery
is fully inserted (w).
Battery latch
4
A
Close the battery-chamber cover.
Removing the Battery
Turn the camera off and open the battery-chamber cover. Press the
battery latch in the direction shown by the arrow to release the
battery and then remove the battery by hand.
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Attach a Lens
Care should be taken to prevent dust from entering the camera when the lens is
removed. The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is an AF-S
DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR.
Mounting mark
Focal length mark
Focal length scale
Lens hood (0 317)
Lens cap
X
CPU contacts (0 269)
Rear lens cap
A-M switch (see below)
Zoom ring
1
Turn the camera off.
2
Remove the rear lens cap and the
camera body cap.
3
Attach the lens.
VR (vibration reduction) switch (0 26)
Focus ring (0 55, 99)
q w
Keeping the mounting mark on the
lens aligned with the mounting mark
on the camera body, position the lens
in the camera’s bayonet mount (q).
Being careful not to press the lensrelease button, rotate the lens
counter-clockwise until it clicks into
place (w).
Slide the A-M switch to A (autofocus; if
the lens has an M/A-M switch, select M/A
for autofocus with manual override).
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❚❚ Vibration Reduction (VR)
AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR lenses support vibration reduction
(VR), which reduces blur caused by camera shake even when the camera is panned,
allowing shutter speeds to be slowed by approximately 3 EV (Nikon measurements;
effects vary with the user and shooting conditions).
X
To use vibration reduction, slide the VR switch to ON. Vibration
reduction is activated when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, reducing the effects of camera shake on the
image in the viewfinder and simplifying the process of framing
the subject and focusing in both autofocus and manual focus
modes. When the camera is panned, vibration reduction applies
only to motion that is not part of the pan (if the camera is
panned horizontally, for example, vibration reduction will be
applied only to vertical shake), making it much easier to pan the
camera smoothly in a wide arc.
Vibration reduction can be turned off by sliding the VR switch to OFF. Turn vibration
reduction off when the camera is securely mounted on a tripod, but leave it on if the
tripod head is not secured or when using a monopod.
A
Detaching the Lens
Be sure the camera is off when removing or exchanging lenses. To
remove the lens, press and hold the lens release button (q) while
turning the lens clockwise (w). After removing the lens, replace the
lens caps and camera body cap.
D
CPU Lenses with Aperture Rings
In the case of CPU lenses equipped with an aperture ring (0 269), lock aperture at the
minimum setting (highest f-number).
D
Vibration Reduction
Do not turn the camera off or remove the lens while vibration reduction is in effect. If power
to the lens is cut while vibration reduction is on, the lens may rattle when shaken. This is not
a malfunction, and can be corrected by reattaching the lens and turning the camera on.
Vibration reduction is disabled while the built-in flash is charging. When vibration reduction
is active, the image in the viewfinder may be blurred after the shutter is released. This does
not indicate a malfunction.
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Basic Setup
A language-selection dialog will be displayed the first time the camera is turned on.
Choose a language and set the time and date. Photographs can not be taken until
you have set the time and date.
1
Turn the camera on.
A language-selection dialog will be displayed.
2
X
Select a language.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired language
and press J.
3
Choose a time zone.
A time-zone selection dialog will be displayed.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight the local time zone (the
UTC field shows the difference between the
selected time zone and Coordinated Universal
Time, or UTC, in hours) and press J.
4
Choose a date format.
Press 1 or 3 to choose the order in which the
year, month, and day will be displayed. Press J
to proceed to the next step.
5
Turn daylight saving time on or off.
Daylight saving time options will be displayed.
Daylight saving time is off by default; if daylight
saving time is in effect in the local time zone,
press 1 to highlight On and press J.
6
Set the date and time.
The dialog shown at right will be displayed. Press
4 or 2 to select an item, 1 or 3 to change. Press
J to set the clock and exit to shooting mode.
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A
Setting the Clock
Language and date/time settings can be changed at any time using the Language (0 238)
and Time zone and date (0 237) options in the setup menu. The camera clock can also be
synchronized with GPS devices (0 162).
A
X
The Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power source, which is
charged as necessary when the main battery is installed or the camera is powered by an
optional EP-5B power connector and EH-5a AC adapter (0 280). Two days of charging will
power the clock for about three months. If the B icon flashes in the control panel, the
clock battery is exhausted and the clock has been reset. Set the clock to the correct time and
date.
A
The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household clocks. Check the clock
regularly against more accurate time pieces and reset as necessary.
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Insert a Memory Card
The camera stores pictures on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards (available separately;
0 319). The camera has two memory card slots (Slot 1 and Slot 2); if you will be using
only one memory card, insert it in Slot 1 (0 30).
1
Turn the camera off.
X
A
Inserting and Removing Memory Cards
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing memory cards.
2
Open the card slot cover.
Slide the card slot cover out (q) and open the card slot
(w).
Insert the memory card.
Holding the memory card as shown at right, slide it in until
it clicks into place. The memory card access lamp will light
for a few seconds.
4GB
3
D
Inserting Memory Cards
Inserting memory cards upside down or backwards could
damage the camera or the card. Check to be sure the card is in
the correct orientation.
Front
Access lamp
Close the memory card slot cover. If this is the first time
the memory card will be used in the camera or the card has
been formatted in another device, format the card as
described on page 32.
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A
No Memory Card
If no memory card is inserted, the displays in the control panel and at
the bottom of the viewfinder will show S and a “no memory card”
icon will be displayed in the viewfinder screen while the battery has
charge remaining, even when the camera is off.
X
Removing Memory Cards
After confirming that the access lamp is off, turn the camera off, open
the memory card slot cover, and press the card in to eject it (q). The
card can then be removed by hand (w).
4GB
A
A
Using Two Memory Cards
Slot 1 is for the main card; the card in slot 2 plays a backup or
secondary role. If the default setting of Overflow is selected for Role
played by card in Slot 2 (0 89) when two memory cards are inserted,
the card in slot 2 will only be used when the card in slot 1 is full.
Slot 1
Slot 2
The control panel shows the slot or slots that currently hold a memory
card (the example at right shows the icons displayed when a card is
inserted in each slot). If the memory card is full or locked or an error
has occurred, the icon for the affected card will blink (0 307).
Control panel
Information display
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D
Memory Cards
• Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when removing memory cards
from the camera.
• Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off, or remove or
disconnect the power source during formatting or while data are being recorded, deleted,
or copied to a computer. Failure to observe these precautions could result in loss of data
or in damage to the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this precaution could damage
the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct sunlight.
X
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Format the Memory Card
Memory cards must be formatted before first use or after being used or formatted in
other devices.
D
X
Formatting Memory Cards
Formatting memory cards permanently deletes any data they may contain. Be sure to copy any
photographs and other data you wish to keep to a computer before proceeding (0 179).
1
Turn the camera on.
2
Press the Q buttons.
O button Z button
Hold the Q (O and Z) buttons down
simultaneously until a blinking C appears in
the shutter-speed displays in the control panel
and viewfinder. If two memory cards are
inserted, the card in Slot 1 (0 30) will be
selected; you can choose the card in Slot 2 by
rotating the main command dial. To exit
without formatting the memory card, wait until
C stops blinking (about six seconds) or press
any button other than the Q (O and Z)
buttons.
3
Press the Q buttons again.
Press the Q (O and Z) buttons together a second time while C is blinking
to format the memory card. Do not remove the memory card or remove or
disconnect the power source during formatting. When formatting is complete,
the control panel and viewfinder will show the number of photographs that can
be recorded at current settings.
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The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch to
prevent accidental loss of data. When this switch is in the
“lock” position, the memory card can not be formatted
and photos can not be deleted or recorded (a warning will
be displayed in the monitor if you attempt to release the
shutter). To unlock the memory card, slide the switch to
the “write” position.
4GB
A
Write-protect switch
X
A
See Also
See page 236 for information on formatting memory cards using the Format memory card
option in the setup menu.
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Adjust Viewfinder Focus
The camera is equipped with diopter adjustment to accommodate individual
differences in vision. Check that the display in the viewfinder is in focus before
framing pictures in the viewfinder.
X
1
Remove the lens cap.
2
Turn the camera on.
3
Focus the viewfinder.
Rotate the diopter adjustment control until
the AF area brackets are in sharp focus. When
operating the diopter adjustment control with
your eye to the viewfinder, be careful not to
put your fingers or fingernails in your eye.
AF area brackets
A
Adjusting Viewfinder Focus
If you are unable to focus the viewfinder as described above, select single-servo autofocus
(AF-S; 0 91), single-point AF (0 94), and the center focus point (0 96), and then frame a
high-contrast subject in the center focus point and press the shutter-release button halfway
to focus the camera. With the camera in focus, use the diopter adjustment control to bring
the subject into clear focus in the viewfinder. If necessary, viewfinder focus can be further
adjusted using optional corrective lenses (0 281).
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sBasic Photography and Playback
“Point-and-Shoot” Photography
(i and j Modes)
This section describes how to take photographs in i (auto) mode, an
automatic “point-and-shoot” mode in which the majority of settings
are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions, and
in which the flash will fire automatically if the subject is poorly lit. To
take photographs with the flash off while leaving the camera in
control of other settings, rotate the mode dial to j to select auto (flash off) mode.
s
Step 1: Turn the Camera On
1
Turn the camera on.
Remove the lens cap and turn the camera on. The control panel will turn on and
the display in the viewfinder will light.
2
Check the battery level.
Check the battery level in the control panel or viewfinder.
Control panel * Viewfinder *
Description
L
—
Battery fully charged.
K
—
J
—
Battery partially discharged.
I
—
H
d
Low battery. Charge battery or ready spare battery.
H
d
Shutter release disabled. Charge or exchange battery.
(blinks)
(blinks)
* No icon displayed when camera is powered by optional EP-5B power connector and
EH-5a AC adapter. V appears in information display.
A
Image Sensor Cleaning
The camera vibrates the low-pass filter covering the image sensor to remove dust when the
camera is turned on or off (0 284).
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3
s
Check the number of exposures
remaining.
The control panel and viewfinder show the
number of photographs that can be taken at
current settings (values over 1,000 are rounded
down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values
between 1,200 and 1,299 are shown as 1.2 K). If two memory cards are inserted,
the displays show the space available on the card in Slot 1 (0 30). When the
number of exposures remaining reaches A, the number will flash, n or j
will blink in the shutter-speed displays, and the icon for the affected card will
blink. Insert another memory card (0 29) or delete some photos (0 47, 175).
A
Camera Off Display
If the camera is turned off with a battery and memory
card inserted, the memory card icon and number of
exposures remaining will be displayed (some
memory cards may in rare cases only display this
information when the camera is on).
Step 2: Select i or j Mode
To shoot where use of a flash is prohibited,
Mode dial
photograph infants, or capture natural lighting under
low light conditions, rotate the mode dial to j.
Otherwise, rotate the mode dial to i.
j mode
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i mode
Control panel
Step 3: Frame the Photograph
1
Ready the camera.
When framing photographs in the viewfinder,
hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle
the camera body or lens with your left. Keep
your elbows propped lightly against your torso
for support and place one foot half a pace ahead
of the other to keep your upper body stable.
s
Hold the camera as shown at right when framing
photographs in portrait (tall) orientation.
In j mode, shutter speeds slow when lighting is
poor; use of a tripod is recommended.
2
Frame the photograph.
Frame a photograph in the viewfinder with the
main subject in the AF area brackets.
AF area brackets
A
Using a Zoom Lens
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a
larger area of the frame, or zoom out to increase the area
visible in the final photograph (select longer focal lengths
on the lens focal length scale to zoom in, shorter focal
lengths to zoom out).
Zoom in
Zoom ring
A
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED VR
In the case of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–105mm f/3.5–5.6G ED
VR (0 315, 316), changes to zoom can alter maximum
aperture by up to 11/3 EV. The camera however
automatically takes this into account when setting
exposure, and no modifications to camera settings are
required following adjustments to zoom.
Zoom out
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Step 4: Focus
1
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
focus. The active focus point will be displayed. If
the subject is poorly lit, the flash may pop up and
the AF-assist illuminator may light.
s
2
Check the indicators in the viewfinder.
Focus point
When the focus operation is complete, the infocus indicator (I) will appear in the viewfinder.
In-focus
indicator
I
2 4
2 4
2 4
(blinks)
Description
Subject in focus.
Focus point is between camera and subject.
Focus point is behind subject.
Camera unable to focus using autofocus.
See page 93.
In-focus
indicator
Buffer
capacity
While the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, the number of exposures
that can be stored in the memory buffer (“t”; 0 79) will be displayed in the
viewfinder.
Step 5: Shoot
Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down to release the shutter and record the
photograph. The access lamp next to the memory
card slot cover will light while the photograph is being
recorded to the memory card. Do not eject the memory
card or remove or disconnect the power source until the
lamp has gone out and recording is complete.
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Access lamp
A
The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera focuses when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. To take the photograph, press the shutter-release button
the rest of the way down.
Focus: press halfway
Shoot: press all the way down
A
Auto-Meter Off
The viewfinder and the control panel shutter speed and aperture displays will turn off if no
operations are performed for about 6 seconds (auto meter off ), reducing the drain on the
battery. Press the shutter-release button halfway to reactivate the display. The auto-meter
off delay can be selected using Custom Setting c2 (Auto meter-off delay, 0 214).
s
6s
Exposure meters on
Exposure meters off
Exposure meters on
A
The Built-in Flash
If additional lighting is required for correct exposure in i mode, the
built-in flash will pop up automatically when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. If the flash is raised, photographs can only
be taken when the flash-ready indicator (M) is displayed. If the flashready indicator is not displayed, the flash is charging; remove your
finger briefly from the shutter-release button and try again.
To save battery power when the flash is not in use, return it to its
closed position by pressing it gently downward till the latch clicks
into place.
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Creative Photography (Scene Modes)
The camera offers a choice of “scene” modes. Choosing a scene mode
automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected scene, making
creative photography as simple as selecting a mode, framing a picture,
and shooting as described on pages 35–39.
❚❚ h Mode
s
To select a scene, rotate the mode dial to h and then rotate the main command
dial until the desired scene is displayed in the monitor. The monitor turns on
automatically when the dial is rotated.
Mode dial
Main command dial
Portrait
Landscape
Child
Sports
Close up
Night
portrait
Night
landscape
k
l
p
m
n
o
r
Sunset
Dusk/dawn
Pet portrait
Candlelight
Blossom
t
u
v
w
x
y
Autumn
colors
Food
Silhouette
High key
Low key
z
0
1
2
3
Party/indoor Beach/snow
s
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Monitor
❚❚ Scene Modes
k Portrait
p Child
s
Use for portraits with soft, naturallooking skin tones. If the subject is far
from the background or a telephoto lens
is used, background details will be
softened to lend the composition a
sense of depth.
Use for snapshots of children. Clothing
and background details are vividly
rendered, while skin tones remain soft
and natural.
l Landscape
m Sports
Use for vivid landscape shots in daylight.
The built-in flash and AF-assist
illuminator turn off; use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent blur when
lighting is poor.
Fast shutter speeds freeze motion for
dynamic sports shots in which the main
subject stands out clearly. The built-in
flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
To take a sequence of shots, select
continuous release mode (0 7, 77, 78).
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n Close Up
r Night Landscape
Use for close-up shots of flowers, insects,
and other small objects (a macro lens can
be used to focus at very close ranges).
Use of a tripod is recommended to
prevent blur.
Reduce noise and unnatural colors when
photographing night landscapes,
including street lighting and neon signs.
The built-in flash and AF-assist
illuminator turn off; use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent blur.
o Night Portrait
s Party/Indoor
Use for a natural balance between the
main subject and the background in
portraits taken under low light. Use of a
tripod is recommended to prevent blur
when lighting is poor.
Capture the effects of indoor
background lighting. Use for parties and
other indoor scenes.
s
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t Beach/Snow
v Dusk/Dawn
s
Capture the brightness of sunlight
expanses of water, snow, or sand. The
built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator
turn off.
Preserves the colors seen in the weak
natural light before dawn or after sunset.
The built-in flash and AF-assist
illuminator turn off; use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent blur when
lighting is poor.
u Sunset
w Pet Portrait
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets
and sunrises. The built-in flash and AFassist illuminator turn off; use of a tripod
is recommended to prevent blur when
lighting is poor.
Use for portraits of active pets. The AFassist illuminator turns off.
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x Candlelight
z Autumn Colors
For photographs taken by candlelight.
The built-in flash turns off; use of a tripod
is recommended to prevent blur when
lighting is poor.
Captures the brilliant reds and yellows in
autumn leaves. The built-in flash turns
off; use of a tripod is recommended to
prevent blur when lighting is poor.
y Blossom
0 Food
Use for fields of flowers, orchards in
bloom, and other landscapes featuring
expanses of blossoms. The built-in flash
turns off; use of a tripod is
recommended to prevent blur when
lighting is poor.
Use for vivid photographs of food. Use of
a tripod is recommended to prevent
blur; the flash can also be used (0 143).
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1 Silhouette
3 Low Key
s
Silhouette subjects against bright
backgrounds. The built-in flash turns off;
use of a tripod is recommended to
prevent blur when lighting is poor.
Use when shooting dark scenes to create
dark, somber images that bring out
highlights. The built-in flash turns off;
use of a tripod is recommended to
prevent blur when lighting is poor.
2 High Key
Use when shooting bright scenes to
create bright images that seem filled
with light. The built-in flash turns off.
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Basic Playback
1
Press the K button.
K button
A photograph will be displayed in the
monitor. The memory card containing the
picture currently displayed is shown by an
icon.
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2
View additional pictures.
Additional pictures can be displayed by
pressing 4 or 2.
To view additional information on the
current photograph, press 1 and 3 (0 165).
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To end playback and return to shooting
mode, press the shutter-release button
halfway.
A
Image Review
When On is selected for Image review in the playback menu (0 200), photographs are
automatically displayed in the monitor for about 4 s after shooting.
A
See Also
See page 164 for information on choosing a memory card slot.
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Deleting Unwanted Photographs
To delete the photograph currently displayed in the monitor, press the O button.
Note that photographs can not be recovered once deleted.
1
Display the photograph.
Display the photograph you wish to delete
as described on the preceding page.
s
2
Delete the photograph.
O button
Press the O button. A confirmation dialog
will be displayed with an icon at bottom left
showing the location of the current picture;
press the O button again to delete the image
and return to playback (to exit without
deleting the picture, press K).
A
Delete
To delete selected images (0 176), all images taken on a selected date (0 177), or all images
in a chosen location on a selected memory card (0 176), use the Delete option in the
playback menu.
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s
48
xLive View
Framing Photographs in the Monitor
Follow the steps below to take photographs in live view.
1
Rotate the live view switch.
x
The mirror will be raised and the view through the lens will
be displayed in the camera monitor. The subject will no
longer be visible in the viewfinder.
Live view switch
Note: For illustrative purposes,
monitor is shown with all
indicators displayed.
Item
Description
0
6
q Shooting mode The mode currently selected with the mode dial.
57
w “No movie” icon Indicates that movies can not be recorded.
Audio recording
Indicates whether sound is being recorded with movies.
60
e indicator
The amount of time remaining before live view ends
54, 59
r Time remaining automatically. Displayed if shooting will end in 30 s or less.
The current autofocus mode.
50
t AF mode
50
y AF-area mode The current AF-area mode.
The current focus point. The display varies with the option
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u Focus point
selected for AF-area mode (0 50).
Time remaining
58
i (movie mode) The recording time remaining in movie mode.
o Movie quality The frame size and quality of movies recorded in movie mode. 60
Displayed while the L button is pressed; keep the button
Monitor
pressed and press 1 or 3 to adjust brightness (this applies to —
!0 brightness
the monitor only; exposure is not affected).
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2
Choose a focus mode.
Focus-mode selector
To choose an autofocus mode, rotate the focusmode selector to AF, and then press the AF-mode
button and rotate the main command dial until
the desired mode is displayed in the monitor.
Mode
Description
Single-servo AF: For stationary subjects. Focus locks AF-mode
AF-S
when shutter-release button is pressed halfway. button
Full time-servo AF: For moving subjects. Camera
focuses continuously until shutter-release button
AF-F
is pressed. Focus locks when shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
x
Main command dial
Monitor
To use manual focus, rotate the focus-mode selector to M and proceed to Step 6
after focusing as described on page 55.
3
Choose an AF-area mode.
To choose an AF-area mode, press the AF-mode
button and rotate the sub-command dial until
the desired mode is displayed in the monitor.
Mode
Description
Face-priority AF: The camera automatically detects AF-mode
button
! and focuses on portrait subjects facing the
camera. Use for portraits.
Wide-area AF: Use for hand-held shots of
$ landscapes and other non-portrait subjects. Use
the multi selector to select the focus point.
Normal-area AF: Use for pin-point focus on a
% selected spot in the frame. A tripod is
recommended.
Subject-tracking AF: Track a selected subject as it
&
moves through the frame.
A
Live View AF and AF-Area Modes
The AF and AF-area modes for live view can also be
chosen using Custom Setting a8 (Live view/movie
AF; 0 211).
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Sub-command dial
Monitor
4
Choose the focus point.
! (face-priority AF): A double yellow border will be
displayed when the camera detects a portrait
subject facing the camera (if multiple faces, up to
a maximum of 35, are detected, the camera will
focus on the closest subject; to choose a different
subject, press the multi selector up, down, left, or
right).
Focus
point
$/% (wide- and normal-area AF): Use the multi
selector to move the focus point anywhere in the
frame, or press J to position the focus point in
the center of the frame.
x
Focus point
& (subject-tracking AF): Position the focus point
over your subject and press J. The focus point
will track the selected subject as it moves through
the frame.
Focus point
D
Using Autofocus in Live View
Use an AF-S lens. The desired results may not be achieved with other lenses or
teleconverters. Note that in live view, autofocus is slower and the monitor may
brighten or darken while the camera focuses. The focus point may sometimes be
displayed in green when the camera is unable to focus. The camera may be unable to
focus in the following situations:
• The subject contains lines parallel to the long edge of the frame
• The subject lacks contrast
• The subject in the focus point contains areas of sharply contrasting brightness, or
the subject is lit by spot lighting or by a neon sign or other light source that changes
in brightness
• Flicker or banding appears under fluorescent, mercury-vapor, sodium-vapor, or
similar lighting
• A cross (star) filter or other special filter is used
• The subject appears smaller than the focus point
• The subject is dominated by regular geometric patterns (e.g., blinds or a row of
windows in a skyscraper)
• The subject is moving
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5
Focus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus.
! (face-priority AF): The camera sets focus for the face in the
double yellow border while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway; if the camera can no longer detect the
subject (because, for example, the subject has looked
away), borders will no longer be displayed.
$/% (wide- and normal-area AF): The camera focuses on the
subject in the selected focus point while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
x
& (subject-tracking AF): The camera focuses on the current
subject. To end tracking, press J.
D
Subject Tracking
The camera may be unable to track subjects if they are small,
moving quickly, or a similar color to the background, or if both the
subject and the background are very bright or very dark, the
brightness and color of the subject or background varies greatly,
the subject leaves the frame, or the subject visibly changes size.
The focus point will blink green while the camera focuses. If the camera is able
to focus, the focus point will be displayed in green; if the camera is unable to
focus, the focus point will blink red (note that pictures can be taken even when
the focus point blinks red; check focus in the monitor before shooting).
Exposure can be locked by pressing the AE-L/AF-L button (0 106). Focus can be
locked by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.
6
Take the picture.
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down
to shoot. The monitor will turn off.
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7
Exit live view mode.
Rotate the live view switch to exit live view mode.
Live view switch
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Live View/Movie Recording Display Options
Press the R button to cycle through display options as shown below.
Show photo indicators
Show movie indicators *
Hide all indicators *
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Virtual horizon *
Framing grid *
* A crop showing the area recorded is displayed during movie recording when frame sizes
other than 640 × 424 are selected for Movie settings > Movie quality in the shooting
menu (0 60; when movie indicators are displayed, the area outside the crop is greyed
out).
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Flicker
You may notice flicker or banding in the monitor during live view or when shooting movies
under certain types of lighting, such as fluorescent or mercury-vapor lamps. Flicker and
banding can be reduced by choosing a Flicker reduction option that matches the
frequency of the local AC power supply (0 237).
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Exposure
Depending on the scene, exposure may differ from that which would be obtained when live
view is not used. Metering in live view is adjusted to suit the live view display, producing
photographs with exposure close to what is seen in the monitor. In P, S, A, and M modes,
exposure can be adjusted by ±5 EV (0 107). Note that the effects of values over +3 EV or
under –3 EV can not be previewed in the monitor.
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A
HDMI
When the camera is attached to an HDMI video device, the
camera monitor will turn off and the video device will display
the view through the lens as shown at right. If the device
supports HDMI-CEC, select Off for the HDMI > Device control
option in the setup menu (0 194) before shooting in live view.
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Shooting in Live View Mode
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from interfering with exposure, remove the
rubber eyecup and cover the viewfinder with the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap before
shooting (0 81).
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Although they will not appear in the final picture, flicker, banding, or distortion may be
visible in the monitor under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the camera is
panned horizontally or an object moves at high speed through frame. Bright light sources
may leave after-images in the monitor when the camera is panned. When shooting in live
view mode, avoid pointing the camera at the sun or other strong light sources. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
Live view ends automatically if the lens is removed.
Live view may end automatically to prevent damage to the camera’s internal circuits; exit live
view when the camera is not use. Note that the temperature of the camera’s internal circuits
may rise and noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be displayed in
the following instances (the camera may also become noticeably warm, but this does not
indicate a malfunction):
• The ambient temperature is high
• The camera has been used for extended periods in live view or to record movies
• The camera has been used in continuous release mode for extended periods
If a warning is displayed when you attempt to start live view, wait for the internal circuits to
cool and then try again.
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The Count Down Display
A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends automatically (0 49; the timer
turns red 5 s before the expiry of the time selected Monitor off delay > Live view—
0 215—or if live view is about to end to protect the internal circuits). Depending on
shooting conditions, the timer may appear immediately when live view is selected. Note that
although the count down does not appear during playback, live view will still end
automatically when the timer expires.
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Manual Focus
To focus in manual focus mode (0 99), rotate the
lens focus ring until the subject is in focus.
To magnify the view in the monitor up to about 6.7 ×
for precise focus, press the X button. While the view
through the lens is zoomed in, a navigation window
will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right corner
of the display. Use the multi selector to scroll to
areas of the frame not visible in the monitor
(available only if wide- or normal-area AF is selected X button
for AF-area mode), or press W to zoom out.
x
Navigation window
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Recording Movies
Movies can be recorded in live view mode. If desired, choose a Picture Control
(0 131) and color space (0 141) before recording.
1
Rotate the live view switch.
The mirror is raised and the view through the lens is
displayed in the monitor instead of the viewfinder.
D The 0 Icon
A 0 icon (0 49) indicates that movies can not be recorded.
A
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Live view switch
Before Recording
Set aperture before recording in mode A or M. Note that movies
may be over- or under-exposed at some aperture settings.
Before shooting, check the brightness of the scene in the
monitor; if the picture is too bright or too dark, end live view
and adjust aperture as necessary.
2
Choose a focus mode.
Choose a focus mode as described in Step 2 of “Live View“ (0 50).
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Using an External Microphone
The built-in microphone may record lens noise during autofocus or vibration
reduction. This can be prevented by using a commercially-available external
microphone with a stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter). External microphones can
also be used to record in stereo.
3
Choose an AF-area mode.
See Step 3 on page 50 for more information.
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4
Focus.
Frame the opening shot and focus as described in Steps 4
and 5 of “Live View” (0 51–52). Note that the number of
subjects that can be detected in face-priority AF drops
during movie recording.
5
Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to start recording (the
camera can record both video and sound; do not cover the
microphone on the front of the camera during recording).
A recording indicator and the time available are displayed
in the monitor. Exposure can be locked by pressing the
AE-L/AF-L button (0 106) or (in modes P, S, A, and M) altered
by up to ±3 EV in steps of 1/3 EV using exposure
compensation (0 107; note that depending on the
brightness of the subject, changes to exposure may have
no visible effect), and that exposure compensation is not
available when On is selected for Manual movie settings
in mode M as described on page 60. In autofocus mode,
focus can be locked by pressing the shutter-release button
halfway.
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Movie-record button
Recording indicator
Time remaining
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See Also
The behavior of the AE-L/AF-L button can be adjusted using
Custom Setting f5 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button; 0 232).
6
End recording.
Press the movie-record button again to end recording (to
end recording, return to live view, and take a photograph,
press the shutter-release button all the way down).
Recording will end automatically when the maximum
length is reached, or the memory card is full.
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Maximum Length
Each movie file can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 minutes long; note that depending on
memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length is reached (0 319).
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Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the monitor and in the final movie under
fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or if the camera is panned horizontally or an
object moves at high speed through frame (flicker and banding can be reduced by choosing
a Flicker reduction option that matches the frequency of the local AC power supply;
0 237). Bright light sources may leave after-images when the camera is panned. Jagged
edges, false colors, and moiré may also appear. When recording movies, avoid pointing the
camera at the sun or other strong light sources. Failure to observe this precaution could
result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
Recording ends automatically if the lens is removed or when the mode dial is rotated.
Live view may end automatically to prevent damage to the camera’s internal circuits; exit live
view when the camera is not use. Note that the temperature of the camera’s internal circuits
may rise and noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog) may be displayed in
the following instances (the camera may also become noticeably warm, but this does not
indicate a malfunction):
• The ambient temperature is high
• The camera has been used for extended periods in live view or to record movies
• The camera has been used in continuous release mode for extended periods
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If a warning is displayed when you attempt to start live view or movie recording, wait for the
internal circuits to cool and then try again.
Shutter speed and ISO sensitivity are adjusted automatically unless On is selected for
Manual movie settings (0 60) and the camera is in mode M.
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The Count-Down Display
A count down will be displayed 30 s before movie recording ends automatically (0 49).
Depending on shooting conditions, the timer may appear immediately when movie
recording begins. Note that regardless of the amount of recording time available, live view
will still end automatically when the timer expires. Wait for the internal circuits to cool before
resuming movie recording.
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❚❚ Movie Settings
Use the Movie settings option in the shooting menu to choose movie quality,
sound, destination, and manual movie settings options.
• Movie quality: Choose from frame sizes of q 1920 × 1080, a 1280 × 720, and
b 640 × 424 and from ★ high and normal quality. The frame rate depends on the
option currently selected for Video mode in the setup menu (0 237):
Frame size (pixels)
1920 × 1080
1280 × 720
640 × 424
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NTSC
Frame rate
Maximum length
24 fps *
Choose from 24 *
20 min.
and 30 fps †
†
30 fps
* Listed value. Actual rate is 23.976 fps.
PAL
Frame rate
Maximum length
24 fps *
Choose from 24 *
20 min.
and 25 fps
25 fps
† Listed value. Actual rate is 29.97 fps.
• Microphone: Turn the built-in or external microphone on or off or to adjust
microphone sensitivity. Selecting Microphone off turns sound recording off;
selecting any other option turns recording on and sets the microphone to the
selected sensitivity.
• Destination: To record movies to the memory
card in Slot 1, select Slot 1. Select Slot 2 to
record movies to the card in Slot 2. The menu
shows the time available on each card;
recording ends automatically when no time
remains.
• Manual movie settings: Choose On to allow manual adjustments to shutter
speed and ISO sensitivity when the camera is in mode M. Shutter speed can be
chosen from values between 1/8,000 s and 1/30 s, ISO sensitivity from values between
ISO 100 and Hi 2 (0 101). Note that ISO sensitivity is fixed at the value selected; the
camera does not adjust ISO sensitivity automatically when On is selected for ISO
sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu
(0 103). Exposure compensation is not available.
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1
Select Movie settings.
G button
Press the G button to display the menus.
Highlight Movie settings in the shooting
menu and press 2.
2
Choose movie options.
Highlight the desired item and press 2, then
highlight an option and press J.
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 163). Press J to start
playback.
1 icon
Length
Current position/total length
Volume
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The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Pause
Play
Pause playback.
J
Advance/
rewind
Adjust volume
Edit movie
Return to fullframe playback
X/W
L
Display menus
A
Resume playback when movie is paused or during rewind/
advance.
Speed doubles with each press, from 2×
to 4× to 8× to 16×; keep pressed to skip
to beginning or end of movie. If playback is paused, movie
rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep pressed for
continuous rewind or advance.
Press X to increase volume, W to decrease.
To edit movie, press L while movie is paused (0 63).
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
Press shutter-release button halfway. Monitor will turn off;
photographs can be taken immediately.
Exit to shooting
mode
G
See page 195 for more information.
The 2 Icon
2 is displayed in full-frame and movie playback if the movie was
recorded without sound.
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Guide
Editing Movies
Trim footage to create edited copies of movies or save selected frames as JPEG stills.
Option
Description
Choose start point Create a copy from which the opening footage has been removed.
Choose end point Create a copy from which the ending footage has been removed.
Save selected frame Save a selected frame as a JPEG still.
Trimming Movies
To create trimmed copies of movies:
1
Display a movie full frame.
Press the K button to display pictures full
frame in the monitor and press 4 and 2 to
scroll through pictures until the movie you
wish to edit is displayed.
2
K button
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Choose a starting or end point.
Play the movie back as described on page
62, pressing J to start and resume playback
and 3 to pause. If you intend to trim the
opening footage from the copy, pause on
the first frame you wish to keep; if you will be
editing out the ending footage pause on the
last frame you wish to keep.
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Starting and Ending Frames
The first frame is shown by a h, the final frame by
a i icon.
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3
Display the retouch menu.
Press L to display the retouch menu.
L button
4
Choose an option.
To create a copy that includes the current
frame and all following frames, highlight
Choose start point in the edit movie menu
and press J. Select Choose end point to
create a copy that includes the current frame
and all preceding frames.
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5
Delete frames.
Press 1 to delete all frames before (Choose
start point) or after (Choose end point) the
current frame.
6
Save the copy.
Highlight Yes and press J to save the edited
copy. If necessary, the copy can be trimmed
as described above to remove additional
footage. Edited copies are indicated by a 9
icon in full-frame playback.
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Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created at the current
playback position, the current position will be displayed in red in Step 5 and no copy will be
created. The copy will not be saved if there is insufficient space available on the memory
card.
To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly, use a fully-charged battery when
editing movies.
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The Retouch Menu
Movies can also be edited using the Edit movie option
in the retouch menu (0 248).
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Saving Selected Frames
To save a copy of a selected frame as a JPEG still:
1
View the movie and choose a frame.
Play the movie back as described on page
62. Pause the movie at the frame you intend
to copy.
2
Display the retouch menu.
Press L to display the retouch menu.
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L button
3
Choose Save selected frame.
Highlight Save selected frame and press J.
4
Create a still copy.
Press 1 to create a still copy of the current
frame.
5
Save the copy.
Highlight Yes and press J to create a JPEG
copy of the selected frame. Movie stills are
indicated by a 9 icon in full-frame playback.
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Save Selected Frame
JPEG movie stills created with the Save selected frame option can not be retouched. JPEG
movie stills lack some categories of photo information (0 165).
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#P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M modes offer different degrees of control over shutter
speed and aperture:
Mode
P
S
A
M
Description
Programmed auto (0 68): Camera sets shutter speed and aperture for
optimal exposure. Recommended for snapshots and in other
situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.
Shutter-priority auto (0 69): User chooses shutter speed; camera selects
aperture for best results. Use to freeze or blur motion.
Aperture-priority auto (0 70): User chooses aperture; camera selects
shutter speed for best results. Use to blur background or bring both
foreground a
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