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DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
En
Highlight Features of the COOLPIX S6400
Simple touch operations that let you edit images when shooting
p Quick effects ..................................................... A30, 39
Create images with effects in three easy steps, simply by shooting, selecting, and saving.
30 effects are available. Just as with a smartphone application, you can preview the results of
each effect on the image and choose your favorite one to suit the scene or your mood.
You can also apply effects to images later by tapping Y during playback (A33).
Autofocus function that automatically determines the subject
M Target finding AF................................................... A74
The Target finding AF function* allows the camera to determine the main subject of the
image, such as a person, flower, or small object. The camera automatically focuses on the
subject, letting you freely compose the image without worrying about the focus.
In addition, the camera automatically adjusts the focus area to match the size of the subject,
ensuring a sharp focus on the intended subject.
The camera is also equipped with various other functions that make it easy to focus, such as
Touch shutter (A69), which lets you focus and release the shutter by tapping the intended
subject in the monitor after you compose the picture.
* Set AF area mode (A70) in the shooting menu to Target finding AF before shooting.
Introduction
Parts of the Camera
The Basics of Shooting and Playback
Shooting Features
Playback Features
Recording and Playing Back Movies
General Camera Setup
Reference Section
Technical Notes and Index
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Introduction
Read This First
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX S6400 digital camera. Before using the camera,
please read the information in “For Your Safety” (Aviii-x) and familiarize yourself with the
information provided in this manual. After reading, please keep this manual handy and refer
to it to enhance your enjoyment of your new camera.
Confirming the Package Contents
In the event that any items are missing, please contact the store where you purchased the
camera.
COOLPIX S6400
Digital Camera
Camera Strap
Stylus TP-1
Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery EN-EL19
(with battery case)
Charging AC Adapter
EH-69P*
USB Cable UC-E6
Audio Video Cable
EG-CP16
ViewNX 2 CD
• Warranty
Reference Manual CD
* A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug
adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase (A16).
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NOTE: A memory card is not included with the camera.
About This Manual
If you want to start using the camera right away, see “The Basics of Shooting and Playback”
(A13).
To learn about the parts of the camera and information that is displayed in the monitor, see
“Parts of the Camera” (A1).
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Other Information
• Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and
conventions are used in this manual:
Symbol
Description
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B
This icon indicates cautions and information that should be read before using
the camera.
C
This icon indicates notes and information that should be read before using the
camera.
A/E/F
These icons indicate other pages containing relevant information;
E: “Reference Section”, F: “Technical Notes and Index.”
• SD and SDHC/SDXC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this manual.
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed in the camera monitor, and the names of buttons or
messages displayed on a computer monitor appear in bold.
• In this manual, images are sometimes omitted from monitor display samples so that
monitor indicators can be more clearly shown.
• Illustrations and monitor content shown in this manual may differ from the actual
product.
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Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
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As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education,
continually updated information is available online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional
information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the site below for
contact information:
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex electronic
circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers, batteries, Charging AC
adapters, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are
engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY
VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon holographic seal could
interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting,
rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
Holographic seal: Identifies this
device as an authentic Nikon product.
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Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on
a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
About the Manuals
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• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without
Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the
Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that was digitally copied or reproduced by means
of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, government bonds or local government
bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.” The copying or reproduction of
paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited. Unless the
prior permission of the government was obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage
stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents
stipulated by law is prohibited.
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• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do
not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public agencies and
private groups, ID cards and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.
• Comply with copyright notices
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The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings,
woodcut prints, maps, drawings, movies, and photographs is governed by national and international
copyright laws. Do not use this product for the purpose of making illegal copies or to infringe
copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards or
built-in camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can
sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software,
potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is
the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data
using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Be sure to also replace any
pictures selected for the Select an image option in the Welcome screen setting (A104). Care
should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying data storage
devices.
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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:
Introduction
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this Nikon
product, to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
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Turn off in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the camera or Charging
AC Adapter, unplug the Charging AC
Adapter and remove the battery
immediately, taking care to avoid burns.
Continued operation could result in injury.
After removing or disconnecting the power
source, take the equipment to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection.
unplugging the product and/or removing
the battery.
Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the camera or
Charging AC Adapter could result in injury.
Repairs should be performed only by
qualified technicians. Should the camera or
Charging AC Adapter break open as the
result of a fall or other accident, take the
product to a Nikon-authorized service
representative for inspection, after
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent
infants from putting the battery or other
small parts into their mouths.
Do not use the camera or Charging
AC Adapter in the presence of
flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in the
presence of flammable gas, as this could
result in explosion or fire.
Handle the camera strap with care
Never place the strap around the neck of an
infant or child.
Observe caution when handling
the battery
The battery may leak, overheat, or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the following
precautions when handling the battery for
use in this product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn the
product off. If you are using the Charging
AC Adapter/AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Use only a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EN-EL19 (included). Charge the battery
by using a camera that supports battery
charging or by using a Battery Charger
MH-66 (available separately). To charge
the battery with the camera, use either
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P (included)
or the Charge by computer function.
• When inserting the battery, do not
attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble the battery or
attempt to remove or break the battery
insulation or casing.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or to
excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to water.
• Put the battery in the battery case before
transporting it. Do not transport or store
with metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• The battery is prone to leakage when fully
discharged. To avoid damage to the
product, be sure to remove the battery
when no charge remains.
• Discontinue use immediately should you
notice any change in the battery, such as
discoloration or deformation.
• If liquid from the damaged battery
comes in contact with clothing or skin,
rinse immediately with plenty of water.
•
•
•
•
Observe the following precautions
when handling the Charging AC
Adapter
Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or electric
shock.
Dust on or near the metal parts of the
plug should be removed with a dry cloth.
Continued use could result in fire.
Do not handle the plug or go near the
Charging AC Adapter during lightning
storms. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in electric shock.
Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug or
bend the USB cable, place it under heavy
objects, or expose it to heat or flames.
Should the insulation be damaged and the
wires become exposed, take it to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or electric
shock.
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Do not remain in contact with the
camera, battery charger, or AC
adapter for extended periods
while the devices are on or in use
Parts of the devices become hot. Leaving
the devices in direct contact with the skin
for extended periods may result in lowtemperature burns.
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• Do not handle the plug or Charging AC
Adapter with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in
electric shock.
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from one
voltage to another or with DC-to-AC
inverters. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the product or
cause overheating or fire.
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input and
output jacks, use only the cables provided
or sold by Nikon for the purpose, to
maintain compliance with product
regulations.
Handle moving parts with care
Be careful that your fingers or other objects
are not pinched by the lens cover or other
moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs included with this device
should not be played back on audio CD
equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an audio
CD player could cause hearing loss or
damage the equipment.
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Observe caution when using the
flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s eyes
could cause temporary visual impairment.
Particular care should be observed if
photographing infants, when the flash
should be no less than 1 m (3 ft 4 in.) from
the subject.
Do not operate the flash with the
flash window touching a person or
object
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in burns or fire.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should be
taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass
and to prevent liquid crystal from the
monitor touching the skin or entering the
eyes or mouth.
Turn the power off when using
inside an airplane or the hospital
Turn the power off while inside the airplane
during take off or landing. Follow the
instructions of the hospital when using
while in a hospital. The electromagnetic
waves given out by this camera may disrupt
the electronic systems of the airplane or the
instruments of the hospital.
3D Images
Do not continuously view 3D images
recorded with this device for extended
periods, whether on a television, monitor, or
other display.
In the case of children whose visual systems
are still maturing, consult a pediatrician or
ophthalmologist prior to use and follow
their instructions.
Prolonged viewing of 3D images may cause
eye strain, nausea, or discomfort. Cease use
should any of these symptoms occur and
consult a physician if necessary.
Notices
Notices for Customers in the
U.S.A.
DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, CAREFULLY
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A.,
use an attachment plug adapter of the
proper configuration for the power outlet if
needed.
The power supply unit is intended to be
correctly orientated in a vertical or floor
mount position.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Radio
Frequency Interference
Statement
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that
any changes or modifications made to this
device that are not expressly approved by
Nikon Corporation may void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided by
Nikon for your equipment. Using other
interface cables may exceed the limits of
Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Notices for customers in Europe
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING
Handling the cord on this product will
expose you to lead, a chemical known to
the State of California to cause birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, New York 11747-3064
USA
Tel: 631-547-4200
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES
ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Notice for customers in Canada
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is to be
collected separately.
The following apply only to users
in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with this
symbol or not, are designated for
separate collection at an appropriate
collection point. Do not dispose of as
household waste.
• For more information, contact the retailer
or the local authorities in charge of waste
management.
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.
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CAUTIONS
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS
REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
This symbol indicates that this
product is to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to users
in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an appropriate
collection point. Do not dispose of as
household waste.
• For more information, contact the retailer
or the local authorities in charge of waste
management.
Table of Contents
Introduction ................................................... ii
Introduction
Read This First ....................................................... ii
Confirming the Package Contents................. ii
About This Manual .................................................. iii
Information and Precautions ............................. v
For Your Safety ................................................. viii
WARNINGS ................................................................ viii
Notices .................................................................... xi
Step 2 Select a Shooting Mode.................... 26
Available Shooting Modes................................ 27
Step 3 Frame a Picture .................................... 28
Using the Zoom ...................................................... 29
Step 4 Focus and Shoot.................................. 30
The Shutter-release Button .............................. 31
Step 5 Play Back Images ................................. 32
Step 6 Delete Unwanted Images ................ 34
Shooting Features ..................................... 37
Parts of the Camera ..................................... 1
The Camera Body................................................. 2
Attaching the Camera Strap............................... 4
Operating the Touch Panel ................................ 4
Using the Stylus.......................................................... 5
Indicators of the Monitor/Touch Panel........ 6
Shooting Mode .......................................................... 6
Playback Mode ........................................................... 8
Using Menus ............................................................. 10
The Basics of Shooting and Playback
........................................................................... 13
Preparation 1 Insert the Battery .................. 14
Preparation 2 Charge the Battery ............... 16
Preparation 3 Insert a Memory Card.......... 18
Internal Memory and Memory Cards......... 19
Preparation 4 Setting the Display Language,
Date, and Time................................................... 20
Step 1 Turn the Camera On........................... 24
Turning the Camera On and Off ................... 25
A (Auto) Mode ................................................. 38
Using Quick Effects................................................ 39
Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes)
................................................................................. 40
To View a Description (Help Display) of
Each Scene ................................................................. 40
Characteristics of Each Scene ......................... 42
Special Effects Mode (Applying Effects
When Shooting) ................................................ 52
Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Images of
Smiling Faces) .................................................... 54
Using Skin Softening ............................................ 56
Basic Shooting Settings .................................. 57
Available Features.................................................. 57
Using the Flash (Flash Modes)........................ 58
Using the Self-timer .............................................. 61
Using Macro Mode ................................................ 63
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure
Compensation)........................................................ 65
Default Settings....................................................... 66
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Features That Can Be Set with F (Shooting
Menu) .................................................................... 68
Options Available in the Shooting Menu
........................................................................................... 69
Features That Cannot Be Used
Simultaneously .................................................. 71
Focusing............................................................... 74
Using Target Finding AF .................................... 74
Using Face Detection .......................................... 75
Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus.......... 77
Focus Lock.................................................................. 78
Playback Features....................................... 79
Playback Zoom .................................................. 80
Thumbnail Display ........................................... 81
Selecting Certain Types of Images for
Playback ............................................................... 82
Available Playback Modes ................................ 82
Switching Between Playback Modes......... 83
Features That Can Be Set with F (Playback
Menu) .................................................................... 84
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer,
or Printer .............................................................. 86
Using ViewNX 2 ................................................. 88
Installing ViewNX 2 ............................................... 88
Transferring Images to the Computer ...... 91
Viewing Images....................................................... 93
Recording and Playing Back Movies.... 95
Recording Movies ............................................. 96
Features That Can Be Set with F (Movie
Menu) ............................................................................ 99
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Playing Back Movies....................................... 100
General Camera Setup ........................... 103
Features That Can Be Set with F (Setup
Menu) .................................................................. 104
Reference Section ................................. E1
Using the Draw Option .............................. E2
Using Easy Panorama (Shooting and
Playback)......................................................... E3
Shooting with Easy Panorama ................. E3
Viewing Images Captured with Easy
Panorama .............................................................. E6
Favorite Pictures Mode .............................. E7
Adding Images to Albums.......................... E7
Playing Back Images in Albums............... E8
Removing Images from Albums ............. E9
Changing the Favorites Album Icon
.................................................................................. E10
Auto Sort Mode .......................................... E11
Auto Sort Mode Categories .................... E11
List by Date Mode...................................... E13
Viewing and Deleting Images Captured
Continuously (Sequence)........................ E14
Viewing Images in a Sequence............. E14
Deleting Images in a Sequence ........... E16
Editing Still Images.................................... E17
Editing Features.............................................. E17
p Quick Effects .............................................. E20
U Paint ............................................................... E22
k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and
Saturation........................................................... E25
a Smile Timer ............................................... E68
The Playback Menu ................................... E69
b Slide Show ................................................ E69
d Protect......................................................... E71
a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print
Order).................................................................... E73
f Rotate Image............................................. E77
E Voice Memo ................................................ E78
h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory
and Memory Card)........................................ E80
N Choose Key Picture ............................. E82
The Movie Menu ........................................ E83
D Movie Options.......................................... E83
N Open with HS Footage................. E87
D Movie AF mode....................................... E88
Y Wind Noise Reduction ...................... E88
The Setup Menu ......................................... E89
Welcome Screen............................................ E89
Time Zone and Date.................................... E90
Monitor Settings ............................................ E93
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)
.................................................................................. E95
Vibration Reduction..................................... E97
Motion Detection.......................................... E98
AF Assist .............................................................. E99
Digital Zoom ................................................. E100
Sound Settings............................................. E101
Auto Off ............................................................ E102
Format Memory/Format Card............ E103
Language......................................................... E104
TV Settings ...................................................... E105
Charge by Computer ............................... E106
Blink Warning................................................ E108
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I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and
Contrast............................................................... E26
P Stretch: Stretching Images............... E27
O Perspective Control: Adjusting a Sense
of Perspective.................................................. E28
j Glamour Retouch: Softening Skin and
Making Faces Looking Smaller with Larger
Eyes ........................................................................ E29
g Small Picture: Reducing the Size of an
Image.................................................................... E31
o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy .... E32
Connecting the Camera to a TV (Viewing
Images on a TV) .......................................... E34
Connecting the Camera to a Printer (Direct
Print) ............................................................... E38
Connecting the Camera to a Printer
.................................................................................. E39
Printing Individual Images....................... E41
Printing Multiple Images .......................... E43
Editing Movies ............................................ E47
The Shooting Menu (for A (Auto) Mode)
.......................................................................... E49
A Image Mode (Image Size and Quality)
.................................................................................. E49
q/s/r Touch Shooting..................... E51
E ISO Sensitivity .......................................... E58
C Continuous Shooting ......................... E59
w White Balance (Adjusting Hue) .... E62
p Quick Effects .............................................. E65
G AF Area Mode .......................................... E66
The Smart Portrait Menu......................... E67
e Skin Softening ......................................... E67
y Blink Proof .................................................. E68
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Sequence Display Options.................... E110
Eye-Fi Upload................................................. E111
Reset All............................................................. E112
Firmware Version......................................... E116
File and Folder Names .......................... E117
Optional Accessories ............................. E119
Error Messages......................................... E120
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Technical Notes and Index.................. F1
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
.............................................................................. F2
The Camera............................................................ F2
The Battery ............................................................. F3
Charging AC Adapter ...................................... F4
Memory Cards...................................................... F5
Cleaning and Storage................................... F6
Cleaning................................................................... F6
Storage ..................................................................... F6
Troubleshooting ............................................ F7
Specifications ............................................... F17
Supported Standards.................................... F22
Approved Memory Cards........................... F23
Index................................................................ F25
Parts of the Camera
Parts of the Camera
This chapter describes the parts of the camera and explains information that is displayed in
the monitor.
The Camera Body.................................................................2
Attaching the Camera Strap ...........................................................................................4
Operating the Touch Panel.............................................................................................4
Using the Stylus ..................................................................................................................5
Indicators of the Monitor/Touch Panel..............................6
Shooting Mode....................................................................................................................6
Playback Mode ....................................................................................................................8
Using Menus...................................................................................................................... 10
If you want to start using the camera right away, see “The Basics of Shooting and
Playback” (A13).
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The Camera Body
1 2 3 45
6
Lens cover closed
12
Parts of the Camera
11
2
10 9
8
7
1
Shutter-release button.................................... 30
6
Flash ............................................................................58
7
Lens cover
2
Zoom control........................................................ 29
f: wide-angle ................................................ 29
g: telephoto...................................................... 29
h: thumbnail playback............................ 81
i: playback zoom.......................................... 80
8
Lens
9
Eyelet for camera strap.......................................4
3
Self-timer lamp..................................................... 61
AF-assist illuminator....................................... 104
4
Power switch/power-on lamp ................... 24
5
Microphone (stereo)................................. 85, 96
USB/audio/video output connector
10
................................................................................16, 86
11 HDMI mini connector (Type C)...................86
12 Connector cover..........................................16, 86
1
12
2
3
11
4
Parts of the Camera
10 9
8
6
7
1
b (e movie-record) button..................... 96
2
Charge lamp .......................................17, E107
Flash lamp............................................................... 58
3
A (shooting mode) button
.................................................................38, 40, 52, 54
4
c (playback) button............................... 32, 82
5
Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover ......................... 14, 15
6
Tripod socket
5
7
Power connector cover (for connection
with optional AC Adapter) ................ E119
8
Battery latch ...........................................................14
9
Battery chamber..................................................14
10 Memory card slot ................................................18
11 Monitor/touch panel...........................................6
12 Speaker........................................................... 85, 100
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Attaching the Camera Strap
Operating the Touch Panel
Parts of the Camera
The monitor on the COOLPIX S6400 is a touch panel display. Use a finger or the included
stylus to operate the touch panel.
Tapping
Tap the touch panel.
Use this operation to:
• Select icons.
• Select images in thumbnail playback mode (A81).
• Perform touch shutter, touch AF/AE, or subject tracking
operations (A69).
Dragging
Drag your finger across the touch panel and remove
it from the touch panel.
Use this operation to:
• Scroll through images in full-frame playback mode
(A32).
• Move the visible portion of an image enlarged with
playback zoom (A80).
• Use sliders to adjust exposure compensation (A65) or
other settings.
4
Using the Stylus
Use the stylus for operations, such as when using the
draw option (A47) or the paint option (A84), that
require more precision than using a finger.
Attaching the Stylus
Attach the stylus to the strap as shown.
Parts of the Camera
B
Notes About the Touch Panel
• Do not press on the touch panel with pointed objects other than the included stylus.
• Do not apply unnecessary pressure to the touch panel.
B
Notes About Tapping/Dragging
• The camera may not respond if your finger is left in one place too long.
• The camera may not respond if the followings are performed:
- Bounce your finger off the display.
- Drag your finger over too short a distance.
- Stroke the display too lightly.
- Move your finger too quickly.
• The camera may not respond if something else is touching the touch panel when your finger
touches it.
B
Notes About the Touch Panel
• Keep the stylus out of reach of small children.
• Do not carry the camera by the stylus. The stylus may slip off the strap and the camera may fall.
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Indicators of the Monitor/Touch Panel
Shooting Mode
The information that is displayed in the monitor changes depending on the camera’s settings
and state of use.
By default, the information is displayed when the camera is turned on and when the camera is
being operated, and some of the information is hidden after a few seconds (when Photo
info is set to Auto info in Monitor settings (A104)). To redisplay the information, tap A.
Parts of the Camera
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10
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12 13
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Shooting mode.............................38, 40, 52, 54
Self-timer ................................................................. 61
Smile timer...................................................... 54, 70
Pet portrait auto release................................. 49
Focus indicator..................................................... 30
AE/AF-L indicator................................................ 50
Eye-Fi communication indicator ........... 105
Motion detection icon ................................. 104
Vibration reduction icon ............................. 104
Battery level indicator...................................... 24
Print date .............................................................. 104
“Date not set” indicator
.......................................................... 22, 104, E120
Travel destination icon..........................22, 104
Zoom indicator ............................................ 29, 63
Touch AF/AE cancellation control
........................................................................69, E57
Macro mode .......................................................... 63
Slider display control................................ 41, 53
Information redisplay control .................. 104
19 Menu display control ........... 10, 68, 99, 103
20 Movie recording time remaining..............96
Number of exposures remaining
21
(still images)............................................................24
22 Internal memory indicator ....................24, 96
23 Aperture value ......................................................30
24 Shutter speed........................................................30
a Scene effect adjustment slider...............41
25
b Special effects adjustment slider..........53
Focus area
26
(subject tracking) ............................... 69, E55
27 Focus area (touch AF/AE) ............. 69, E57
Focus area (face detection,
28
pet detection) ....................................... 49, 54, 75
29 Focus area (center).....................................30, 70
Focus area (auto, target finding AF)
30
................................................................................70, 74
31 Basic shooting settings control..................57
Parts of the Camera
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3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Playback Mode
The information that is displayed in the monitor varies depending on the image played back
and state of use.
By default, the information is displayed when the camera is turned on and when the camera is
being operated, and some of the information is hidden after a few seconds (when Photo
info is set to Auto info in Monitor settings (A104)). To redisplay the information, tap the
monitor.
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File number and type ...........................E117
15 Small picture icon.............................. 84, E31
2
Date of recording ............................................... 20
16 Crop icon................................................. 80, E32
3
Time of recording............................................... 20
17 Image mode1 ....................................... 69, E49
4
Voice memo icon ...............................85, E78
18 Easy panorama .....................................................48
5
Paint icon.................................................84, E22
19 Movie options1 .....................................................99
j Glamour retouch (all) icon ....84, E29
E Glamour retouch (skin softening) icon
........................................................................84, E29
20 Menu display control..................... 10, 84, 103
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22 Quick effects control.........................................33
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V Quick effects icon.........................33, E20
s Quick retouch icon....................84, E25
c D-Lighting icon.............................84, E26
r Stretch icon.....................................84, E27
q Perspective control icon.........84, E28
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a Current image number/
total number of images .............................32
b Movie length.................................................. 100
8
Eye-Fi communication indicator ........... 105
24
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Protect icon............................................84, E71
Sequence playback control..........................33
Easy panorama playback control
.......................................................................... 48, E6
Movie playback control................................ 100
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Album icon in favorite pictures mode2
.......................................................................... 82, E7
26
Category icon in auto sort mode2
....................................................................... 82, E11
21 Internal memory indicator ............................32
11 Battery level indicator...................................... 24
12 3D image icon ...................................................... 50
Sequence display (when Individual
13 pictures is selected)
..................................................105, E14, E110
Parts of the Camera
10 Print order icon ....................................84, E73
27 List by date icon.................................. 82, E13
14 Display previous/next image ...................... 32
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2
Icons displayed vary depending on the setting used for shooting.
The icon for the selected album or category in auto sort mode currently selected in playback
mode is displayed.
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Using Menus
The menus listed below allow you to change various settings.
• Shooting menu (A68): Use to change the settings of each shooting mode or movie
settings.
• Playback menu (A84): Use to delete or edit images.
• Setup menu (A104): Use to change general camera settings.
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Tap F to display the menu screen.
Parts of the Camera
• The shooting menu (A26) is displayed in
shooting mode.
• The playback menu (A32) is displayed in
playback mode.
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Tap B or C to scroll through the
options on the screen.
• Scroll through the options to display the desired
options.
• Scroll to the bottom of the shooting menu to
display the movie menu options (A99).
3
Shooting menu
ISO
sensitivity
Image mode Touch shooting
Continuous
Tap a menu option.
White
balance
Quick effects
Shooting menu
• The setting screen is displayed.
Image mode Touch shooting
Continuous
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White
balance
ISO
sensitivity
Quick effects
4
Tap a setting option to apply the
setting.
• The operations vary depending on the menu
option.
• Tap J to return to the previous screen.
• When you finish changing the setting, the
monitor display returns to the screen shown in
step 3.
Tap f to exit the menu.
Image mode
4608×3456
4608×3456
3264×2448
2272×1704
1600×1200
640×480
White balance
Auto
Preset
manual
Daylight
Incandes.
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Parts of the Camera
• If I is displayed on the setting screen, tap I
after tapping the setting option.
Displaying the Setup Menu
Scroll to the bottom of the shooting or playback menu and tap z Set up.
For information about the available setting options, see “Features That Can Be Set with F
(Setup Menu)” (A104).
Shooting menu
Set up
Welcome screen
Movie
options
Open with
HS footage
Movie
AF mode
Wind noise
reduction
AF area
mode
Set up
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Print date
Setup menu
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Playback
Preparation
Shooting
Step 1 Turn the Camera On..............................................................................................24
Step 2 Select a Shooting Mode.......................................................................................26
Step 3 Frame a Picture .......................................................................................................28
Step 4 Focus and Shoot.....................................................................................................30
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Preparation 1 Insert the Battery .....................................................................................14
Preparation 2 Charge the Battery ..................................................................................16
Preparation 3 Insert a Memory Card.............................................................................18
Preparation 4 Setting the Display Language, Date, and Time ............................20
Playback
Step 5 Play Back Images ....................................................................................................32
Step 6 Delete Unwanted Images ...................................................................................34
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Preparation 1 Insert the Battery
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
2
Insert the included EN-EL19 battery
(rechargeable Li-ion battery).
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• Use the battery to push the orange battery
latch in the direction indicated by the arrow
(1), and fully insert the battery (2).
• When the battery is inserted correctly, the
battery latch will lock the battery in place.
B
Inserting the Battery Correctly
Inserting the battery upside down or
backwards could damage the camera. Be
sure to check that the battery is in the correct
orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
• Charge the battery before the first use or when the battery
is running low. See “Preparation 2 Charge the Battery”
(A16) for more information.
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Battery latch
Removing the Battery
Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor have turned off before opening the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
To eject the battery, open the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover and slide the orange battery latch up in the direction
indicated by the arrow (1). The battery can then be removed by
hand (2). Do not pull it at an angle.
B
High Temperature Caution
The camera, battery, and memory card may be hot immediately after using the camera. Observe
caution when removing the battery or memory card.
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Notes About the Battery
Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the battery on page ix and in “The Battery” (F3) before
use.
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Preparation 2 Charge the Battery
1
Prepare the included Charging AC Adapter EH-69P.
If a plug adapter* is included with your camera, attach the plug adapter to the
plug on the Charging AC Adapter. Push the plug adapter firmly until it is
securely held in place. Once the two are connected, attempting to forcibly
remove the plug adapter could damage the product.
* The shape of the plug adapter varies according to the country or region in
which the camera was purchased.
The Charging AC Adapter comes with the plug adapter attached in
Argentina and Korea.
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2
Make sure the battery is installed in the camera, and then connect the
camera to the Charging AC Adapter in order of 1 to 3.
• Keep the camera turned off.
• Be sure that plugs are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert plugs at an angle, and do
not use force when connecting or disconnecting the plugs.
Electrical outlet
Charge lamp
•
•
•
•
USB cable (included)
The charge lamp slowly flashes green to indicate that the battery is charging.
About 3 hours are required to charge a fully exhausted battery.
When the battery has been completely charged, the charge lamp turns off.
See “The Charge Lamp” (A17) for more information.
3
Disconnect the Charging AC Adapter from the electrical outlet and
then disconnect the USB cable.
The Charge Lamp
Status
Description
Flashes slowly (green) The battery is charging.
The battery is not charging. When charging is complete, the charge lamp
stops flashing green and turns off.
Flashes quickly
(green)
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the battery
indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F).
• The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly connected, or
there is a problem with the battery. Disconnect the USB cable or
unplug the Charging AC Adapter and correctly connect it again, or
change the battery.
B
Notes About the Charging AC Adapter
Be sure to read and follow the warnings for the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P on page ix and in
“Charging AC Adapter” (F4) before use.
C
Charging Using a Computer or Battery Charger
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• You can also charge the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 by connecting the camera to a
computer (A86, E106).
• You can use the Battery Charger MH-66 (available separately; E119) to charge the EN-EL19
without using the camera.
C
Operating the Camera During Charging
If you press the power switch while using the Charging AC Adapter to charge the battery in the
camera, the camera turns on and you can play back images (except when the camera is connected
via HDMI). Shooting is not possible.
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Preparation 3 Insert a Memory Card
1
Be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor are off and open the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.
• Be sure to turn off the camera before opening the cover.
2
Insert the memory card.
Memory card slot
• Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place.
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B
Inserting the Memory Card Correctly
Inserting the memory card upside down or
backwards could damage the camera and the
memory card. Be sure to check that the memory
card is in the correct orientation.
3
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover.
B
Formatting Memory Cards
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera.
• All data stored on a memory card is permanently deleted when the card is formatted.
If there is data saved on the memory card that you wish to keep, copy that data to a computer
before formatting.
• To format a memory card, insert the card into the camera and select Format card in the setup
menu (A104).
B
Notes About Memory Cards
See “Memory Cards” (F5) and the documentation included with your memory card for more
information.
Removing Memory Cards
B
High Temperature Caution
The camera, battery, and memory card may be hot immediately after using the camera. Observe
caution when removing the battery or memory card.
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Turn the camera off and be sure that the power-on lamp and the
monitor have turned off before opening the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover.
Gently push the memory card into the camera (1) to partially
eject the card, and then remove the card (2). Do not pull it at an
angle.
Internal Memory and Memory Cards
Camera data, including images and movies, can be saved in either the camera’s internal
memory (approximately 78 MB) or on a memory card. To use the camera’s internal memory
for shooting or playback, first remove the memory card.
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Preparation 4 Setting the Display Language, Date, and Time
When the camera is turned on for the first time, the language-selection screen and the date
and time setting screen for the camera clock are displayed.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
• When the camera is turned on, the power-on lamp (green)
will light and then the monitor will turn on (the power-on
lamp turns off when the monitor turns on).
2
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Tap the desired language.
Language
• For more information about operating the touch
panel, see “Operating the Touch Panel” (A4).
3
Tap Yes.
Time zone and date
Choose time zone and
set date and time?
Yes
No
4
Tap G or H to select your home time
zone and tap I.
• To enable daylight saving time, tap p. When
the daylight saving time function is enabled, W
is displayed at the top of the monitor.
To turn off the daylight saving time option, tap
p again.
5
Home time zone
00:00
London
Casablanca
Tap the desired date format.
Date format
Year/Month/Day
Month/Day/Year
Day/Month/Year
Edit the date and time and tap I.
Date and time
• Tap the desired field and tap A or B to edit the
value.
D M Y
01
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01
Tap Yes.
• When settings are finished, the lens extends and
the camera switches to shooting mode.
2012
00 : 00
Date and time
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OK?
Yes
No
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Changing the Language Setting and the Date and Time Setting
• You can change these settings using the Language and Time zone and date settings in the
z setup menu (A104).
• You can enable or disable daylight saving time by going to the z setup menu and selecting Time
zone and date followed by Time zone and then o. When enabled, the clock moves forward
one hour; when disabled, the clock moves back one hour. When the travel destination (x) is
selected, the time difference between the travel destination and the home time zone (w) is
automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are saved at the time of
shooting.
• If you exit without setting the date and time, O will flash when the shooting screen is displayed.
Use the Time zone and date setting in the setup menu to set the date and time (A104).
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The Clock Battery
• The camera’s clock is powered by a backup battery that is separate from the camera’s main
battery.
• The backup battery charges when the main battery is inserted into the camera or when the
camera is connected to an optional AC adapter, and can provide several days of backup power
after about ten hours of charging.
• If the camera’s backup battery becomes exhausted, the date and time setting screen is displayed
when the camera is turned on. Set the date and time again. See step 3 (A20) of “Preparation 4
Setting the Display Language, Date, and Time” for more information.
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Imprinting the Shooting Date on Printed Images
• Set the date and time before shooting.
• You can permanently imprint the shooting date on images as they are captured by setting Print
date in the setup menu (A104).
• If you want the shooting date to be printed without using the Print date setting, print using the
ViewNX 2 software (A88).
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Step 1 Turn the Camera On
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
• The lens extends and the monitor turns on.
2
Check the battery level indicator and
the number of exposures remaining.
Battery level indicator
Battery level indicator
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Display
Description
b
The battery level is high.
B
The battery level is low. Prepare
to charge or replace the battery.
N
Battery
exhausted.
The camera cannot take pictures.
Recharge or replace with a fully
charged battery.
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Number of exposures remaining
Number of Exposures Remaining
The number of pictures that can be taken is displayed.
• C is displayed when no memory card is inserted in the camera, and images will be saved in
the internal memory (approximately 78 MB).
• The number of exposures remaining depends on the amount of available memory in the
internal memory or memory card, and also varies depending on the image quality and
image size (determined by the image mode setting; E50).
Turning the Camera On and Off
• When the camera is turned on, the power-on lamp (green) will light and then the monitor
will turn on (the power-on lamp turns off when the monitor turns on).
• To turn off the camera, press the power switch. When the camera turns off, the power-on
lamp and the display turn off.
• To turn the camera on in playback mode, press and hold the c (playback) button. The
lens will not extend.
C
Power Saving Function (Auto Off)
Flashes
No operations
performed
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No operations
performed
3 min
Camera enters
Camera turns off.
standby mode.
• The time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode can be changed using the Auto off
setting in the setup menu (A104).
• By default, the camera enters standby mode in about one minute when you are using shooting
mode or playback mode.
• If you are using the optional AC Adapter EH-62G, the camera enters standby mode after 30 minutes (fixed).
C
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If no operations are performed for a while, the monitor will turn off, the camera will enter standby
mode, and the power-on lamp will flash. If no operations are performed for approximately another
three minutes, the camera will turn off automatically.
While the camera is in standby mode, the monitor turns back on if you perform any of the following
operations:
➝ Press the power switch, shutter-release button, A (shooting mode) button, c (playback)
button, or b (e movie-record) button
Notes About an AC Power Source
• You can use the AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately; E119) to supply power to the camera
from an electrical outlet for taking pictures and playing back images.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than the EH-62G.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
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Step 2 Select a Shooting Mode
1
Press the A button.
• The shooting mode selection menu, which
allows you to select the desired shooting mode,
is displayed.
2
Tap the desired shooting mode icon.
• A (auto) mode is used in this example.
• The shooting mode setting is saved even after
the camera is turned off.
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Shooting mode
Auto mode
Scene
Special effects
Smart portrait
Available Shooting Modes
A
Auto mode
A38
Used for general shooting. Settings can be adjusted in the shooting menu (A69) to suit
the shooting conditions and the type of shot you want to capture.
C
Scene
A40
Camera settings are optimized according to the scene that you select. When using scene
auto selector (d), the camera automatically selects the optimum scene mode when you
frame a picture, making it even easier to take pictures using settings that suit the scene.
• To select a scene, tap the icon of the desired scene mode in the shooting mode
selection menu.
R
Special effects
A52
F
Smart portrait
A54
When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take a picture automatically without
pressing the shutter-release button (smile timer). You can also use the skin softening
option to smooth the skin tones of human faces.
C
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•
•
•
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Effects can be applied to images during shooting. 11 different effects are available.
• To select an effect, tap the icon of the desired effect in the shooting mode selection
menu.
Changing the Shooting Settings
See “Using the Flash (Flash Modes)” (A58) for more information.
See “Using the Self-timer” (A61) for more information.
See “Using Macro Mode” (A63) for more information.
See “Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)” (A65) for more information.
See “Features That Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu)” (A68) for more information.
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Step 3 Frame a Picture
1
Hold the camera steady.
• Keep fingers, hair, the camera strap, and other objects away
from the lens, flash, AF assist-illuminator, microphone, and
speaker.
• When taking pictures in portrait (“tall”) orientation, turn the
camera so that the flash is above the lens.
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Frame the picture.
• The focus area is displayed in the center of the
frame. Position the main subject near the center
of the frame.
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When Using a Tripod
• We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera in the following situations.
- When shooting in dim lighting or when the flash mode (A59) is set to W (off)
- When using the telephoto setting
• Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (A104) when using a tripod to stabilize the
camera during shooting.
Using the Zoom
C
Zoom out
Optical
zoom
Zoom in
Digital
zoom
Digital Zoom and Interpolation
While using digital zoom, the image quality decreases due to
interpolation when the zoom is increased beyond the V position.
Since the position of V moves to the right as the size of an image
decreases, selecting a smaller image size in the image mode setting
(A69) allows you to zoom in further without decreasing the image
quality due to interpolation.
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Use the zoom control to activate optical zoom.
• To zoom in closer to the subject, rotate the zoom control
to g (telephoto).
• To zoom out and view a larger area, rotate the zoom
control to f (wide-angle).
When you turn the camera on, the zoom moves to the
maximum wide-angle position.
• A zoom indicator is displayed at the top of the monitor
when the zoom control is rotated.
• Digital zoom, which allows you to further magnify the
subject up to approximately 4× the maximum optical
zoom ratio, can be activated by rotating and holding the
zoom control to g when the camera is zoomed in to the
maximum optical zoom position.
Small image size
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Step 4 Focus and Shoot
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Press the shutter-release button
halfway (A31).
• When the subject is in focus, the focus area
indicator in the center of the frame glows green.
You can change the focus mode setting to
Target finding AF (A74), which allows the
camera to detect the main subject and focuses
on that subject.
• When you are using digital zoom, the camera
focuses on the subject in the center of the frame
and the focus area is not displayed. When the
camera has focused, the focus indicator (A6)
glows green.
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• While the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, the focus area or focus indicator may
flash red. This indicates that the camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition and
press the shutter-release button halfway again.
2
Press the shutter-release button the rest of
the way down (A31).
• The shutter is released and the image will be saved to the
memory card or internal memory.
3
To apply an effect to the captured image, tap OK.
• The screen for selecting an effect is displayed.
See “Using Quick Effects” (A39) for more
information.
• When you tap Cancel or when no operations are
performed for about five seconds, the monitor
display returns to the shooting screen.
• To not display the screen shown on the right, set
Quick effects to Off (A69).
Quick effects
OK
Cancel
The Shutter-release Button
Press halfway
To set focus and exposure (shutter speed and aperture value),
press the shutter-release button lightly until you feel a slight
resistance. Focus and exposure remain locked while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
Press all the
way
While pressing the shutter-release button halfway, press the
shutter-release button the rest of the way down to release the
shutter and take a picture.
Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this
may result in camera shake and blurred images. Press the button
gently.
Notes About Recording Images and Saving Movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the maximum
movie length flashes while images are being recorded or while a movie is being saved. Do not open
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the battery or memory card while an
indicator is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the
memory card.
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Notes About Focusing
See “Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus” (A77) for more information.
C
Touch Shutter
By default, the shutter can be released by simply tapping a subject in the monitor without pressing the
shutter-release button. This setting can be changed to the Touch AF/AE option (A69), which allows you
to tap a subject on the monitor to set the focus and exposure on it, instead of releasing the shutter.
C
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B
AF-assist Illuminator and Flash
If the subject is dimly lit, the AF-assist illuminator (A104) may light when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, and the flash (A58) may fire when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
C
To Make Sure You Do Not Miss a Shot
If you are concerned that you might miss a shot, press the shutter-release button all the way without
first pressing it halfway.
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Step 5 Play Back Images
1
Press the c (playback) button.
c (playback)
button
• When you switch from shooting mode to
playback mode, the last image saved will
be displayed full-frame.
2
Drag the current image to display the previous or next image.
To display the previous image, drag the image to the right or tap G.
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To display the next image, drag the image to the left or tap H.
• Tap and hold G or H to scroll backward or forward through the images.
• Remove the memory card from the camera to
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play back images saved in the camera’s internal
memory. C is displayed near the current image
number/total number of images display.
• To return to shooting mode, press the A
button, the shutter-release button, or the b (e
movie-record) button.
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Current image number/total number
of images
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Viewing Images
• Images may be displayed briefly at low resolution immediately after switching to the next or
previous image.
• When images in which the face of a person (A75) or a pet (A49) was detected at the time of
shooting are displayed in full-frame playback mode, depending upon the orientation of the
detected face, the images may be automatically rotated for playback display (except images
captured in a series).
• You can change the orientation of an image using Rotate image in the playback menu (A84).
• Each series of images captured using continuous shooting is saved in a sequence, and by default,
only the first image in the sequence (key picture) is displayed to represent them (A105). Tap R
to display them as individual images. Tap J to return to the key picture only display.
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See “Playback Zoom” (A80) for more information.
See “Thumbnail Display” (A81) for more information.
See “Selecting Certain Types of Images for Playback” (A82) for more information.
See “Features That Can Be Set with F (Playback Menu)” (A84) for more information.
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The Basics of Shooting and Playback
When Y is displayed in full-frame playback mode, you
can tap Y to apply an effect to the image.
• When the effect selection screen is displayed, tap an
effect, tap I in the confirmation dialog, and tap Yes.
See “p Quick Effects” (E20) for more information.
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Step 6 Delete Unwanted Images
1
2
Play back the image to delete, tap F,
and tap l.
Favorite pictures
Delete
Slide show
Protect
Print order
Paint
Tap the desired deletion method.
The Basics of Shooting and Playback
• G Current image: Only the current image is
deleted.
• F Select images: Multiple images can be
selected and deleted (A35).
• H All images: All images are deleted.
• If step 1 is performed in thumbnail playback
mode (A81), select either Select images or All
images.
3
Playback menu
Delete
Current image
All images
Tap Yes.
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• To cancel, tap No.
Erase 1 image?
Yes
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Select
images
No
Operating the Erase Selected Images Screen
1
Tap an image to display y.
Erase selected images
• To undo the selection, tap the image again to
remove y.
• Tap B or C to scroll through the images.
• Rotate the zoom control (A2) to g (i) to
switch to full-frame playback or f (h) to
switch back to 12-thumbnail display.
2
Add y to all images that you want to delete and then tap I to
confirm the selection.
• A confirmation dialog is displayed. Follow the instructions displayed in the monitor.
Notes About Deletion
• Deleted images cannot be recovered. Copy important images to a computer or other media
before deleting them from the camera.
• Protected images (A84) cannot be deleted.
B
Deleting Images in a Sequence
The Basics of Shooting and Playback
B
• If you tap F and delete a key picture while only key pictures are displayed for sequences of
images (A33), all images in the sequence, including the key picture, are deleted.
• To delete individual images in a sequence, tap R to display them one at a time, tap F, and tap
l.
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Selecting Certain Types of Images for Deletion
When using favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by date mode, you can select images
registered as favorites, images in a certain category, or images captured on a specific date for
deletion (A82).
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Shooting Features
This chapter describes the camera’s shooting modes and the features that are available when
using each shooting mode.
You can select shooting modes and adjust settings according to the shooting conditions and
the kind of images you want capture.
Shooting Features
A (Auto) Mode ................................................................. 38
Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes) ....................... 40
Special Effects Mode (Applying Effects When Shooting)
............................................................................................ 52
Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Images of Smiling Faces)
............................................................................................ 54
Basic Shooting Settings ................................................... 57
Using the Flash (Flash Modes) .................................................................................... 58
Using the Self-timer........................................................................................................ 61
Using Macro Mode.......................................................................................................... 63
Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)................................................. 65
Features That Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu) ...... 68
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously ............. 71
Focusing ............................................................................ 74
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A (Auto) Mode
Used for general shooting. Settings can be adjusted in the shooting menu (A69) to suit the
shooting conditions and the type of shot you want to capture.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M A (auto) mode
• You can select either Center (default setting) or Target finding AF in AF area mode
(A70) in the shooting menu to determine how the camera selects the focus area that is
used for autofocus.
When Target finding AF is selected, the camera focuses on the main subject if the
camera detects it. If no main subject is detected, the camera automatically selects one or
more of the nine focus areas containing the subject closest to the camera.
See “Using Target Finding AF” (A74) for more information.
The focus area can be changed using the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• Subject tracking, which moves the focus area to track the subject, can be set (A69).
Shooting Features
Changing A (Auto) Mode Settings
• You can change the settings for the flash mode, self-timer, macro mode, and exposure
compensation. See “Basic Shooting Settings” (A57) for more information.
• If you tap F, the menu options available in A (auto) mode are displayed. See “Features
That Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu)” (A68) for more information.
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Camera Settings That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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Using Quick Effects
When in A (auto) mode, you can apply effects to images immediately after releasing the
shutter.
• The edited image is saved as a separate file with a different name (E117).
1
Tap OK on the screen displayed after
taking a picture in A (auto) mode.
Quick effects
• When you tap Cancel or when no operations are
performed for about five seconds, the monitor
display returns to the shooting screen.
• To not display the screen shown on the right, set
Quick effects to Off (A69).
2
Tap the desired effect.
Tap I.
Cancel
Quick effects
Pop
Super vivid
Painting
High key
Toy camera
effect 1
Toy camera
effect 2
Pop
• To exit without saving the edited image, tap f.
When a confirmation screen is displayed, tap
Yes.
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Shooting Features
• Tap B or C to scroll through the thumbnails.
• See “p Quick Effects” (E20) for information
about the effect types.
3
OK
Tap Yes.
• A new, edited copy is created and the monitor display returns to the shooting screen.
• Copies created with the quick effects function are indicated by the V icon displayed during
playback (A8).
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Scene Mode (Shooting Suited to Scenes)
When one of the following scenes is selected, camera settings are automatically optimized for
the selected scene.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M C Scene mode M select a scene
Shooting Features
d Scene auto selector
(default setting)
(A42)
b Portrait
(A42)
c Landscape
(A42)
d Sports
(A43)
e Night portrait
(A43)
f Party/indoor
(A44)
Z Beach
(A44)
z Snow
(A44)
h Sunset
(A44)
i Dusk/dawn
(A44)
j Night landscape
(A45)
k Close-up
(A45)
u Food
(A46)
l Museum
(A46)
m Fireworks show
(A46)
n Black and white copy
(A46)
o Backlighting
(A47)
p Easy panorama
(A48)
O Pet portrait
(A49)
A
Draw
(A47)
s 3D photography
(A50)
To View a Description (Help Display) of Each Scene
When p is tapped on the scene selection screen, the
help selection screen is displayed. Tap a scene icon
to display a description of the features of that mode.
Tap J to return to the help selection screen.
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Help selection
Scene auto
selector
Portrait
Landscape
Sports
Night portrait
Party/indoor
Changing Scene Mode Settings
• You can change the settings for the flash mode, self-timer, macro mode, and exposure
compensation for some scenes. See “Basic Shooting Settings” (A57) and “Default
Settings” (A66) for more information.
• Tap F to display the available menu options for the current scene mode (available
options vary depending on the scene). See “Characteristics of Each Scene” (A42) and
“Features That Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu)” (A68) for more information.
Adjusting Scene Effect
The scene effect adjustment slider is displayed by
tapping g in the scene modes listed below.
• Tap or drag the scene effect adjustment slider to
adjust the degree of effect to be applied to
pictures taken in the selected scene mode.
• After you finish making the adjustment, tap H to
hide the scene effect adjustment slider.
u Food
More blue
More red
Less vivid
More vivid
More blue
More red
Shooting Features
Scene effect adjustment
slider
c Landscape, k Close-up
h Sunset, i Dusk/dawn
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Characteristics of Each Scene
d Scene auto selector
• When you point the camera at the subject, the camera automatically selects the optimum
scene mode from the list below and adjusts the shooting settings accordingly.
e: Portrait, f: Landscape, h: Night portrait, g: Night landscape, i: Close-up, j: Backlighting,
d: Other scenes
• The focus area depends on the composition of the picture. When the camera detects a human
face, it focuses on that face (A75). The focus area can be changed using the touch shutter or
touch AF/AE (A69).
• When the camera selects h (night portrait), flash mode is fixed at fill flash with slow sync and
red-eye reduction (when U (auto) is selected) and the camera captures one image at a slower
shutter speed.
• When the camera selects g (night landscape), flash mode is fixed at W (off), regardless of the
setting made, and the camera captures one image at a slower shutter speed.
• Depending upon shooting conditions, the camera may not select the desired scene mode.
Should this occur, switch to A (auto) mode (A26) or select the desired scene mode manually.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
Shooting Features
b Portrait
•
•
•
•
•
When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face (A75).
The camera softens skin tones of human faces by applying the skin softening function (A56).
If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
Digital zoom cannot be used.
The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. The sound of
the lens focus motor may be heard while the camera focuses.
c Landscape
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A41) to adjust image saturation.
• The focus area or focus indicator (A7) always glows green when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
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d Sports
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• Press and hold the shutter-release button all the way to capture up to 19 images continuously
at a rate of about 2 fps (when image mode is set to l).
• The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. You may hear
the sound of the camera focusing.
• Focus, exposure, and hue are fixed at the values determined with the first image in each series.
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• When the shutter is released using the touch shutter function (A69), one image is captured at
a time.
e Night portrait
The flash always fires.
When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face (A75).
The camera softens skin tones of human faces by applying the skin softening function (A56).
If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
Tap F and tap e Night portrait to select u Hand-held or w Tripod.
Hand-held (default setting):
- When the e icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green, press the shutter-release
button all the way to capture a series of images which will be combined into a single image
and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a still image
is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before the monitor switches to
the shooting screen.
- The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be narrower
than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
- If the subject moves while the camera is shooting continuously, the image may be distorted,
overlapped, or blurred.
• Tripod: Select this option when using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
- Vibration reduction is disabled even when Vibration reduction (A104) in the setup menu
is set to On.
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
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f Party/indoor
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• To avoid the effects of camera shake, hold the camera steady. Set Vibration reduction to Off
in the setup menu (A104) when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
Z Beach
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
z Snow
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
h Sunset
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O
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A41) to adjust image saturation.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
i Dusk/dawn
O
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A41) to adjust image saturation.
• The focus area or focus indicator (A7) always glows green when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
O: Use of a tripod is recommended when using scene modes indicated with O, because the
shutter speed is slow. Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (A104) when using
a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
j Night landscape
k Close-up
• Macro mode (A63) is enabled and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at
which it can focus.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A41) to adjust image saturation.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. You may hear
the sound of the camera focusing.
Shooting Features
• The focus area or focus indicator (A7) always glows green when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
• Tap F and tap j Night landscape to select u Hand-held or w Tripod.
• Hand-held (default setting): Select this option to produce shots with reduced blurring and
noise even when the camera is hand-held.
- When the j icon at the top left of the monitor lights in green, press the shutter-release
button all the way to capture a series of images which will be combined into a single image
and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a still image
is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before the monitor switches to
the shooting screen.
- The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be narrower
than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• Tripod: Select this option when using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera during
shooting.
- Vibration reduction is disabled even when Vibration reduction (A104) in the setup menu
is set to On.
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
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u Food
• Macro mode (A63) is enabled and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at
which it can focus.
• Use the scene effect adjustment slider (A41) to adjust the subject’s hue affected by the
lighting. The hue setting is stored in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• The camera focuses even when the shutter-release button is not pressed halfway. You may hear
the sound of the camera focusing.
l Museum
Shooting Features
• The flash does not fire.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• The camera captures a series of up to ten images while the shutter-release button is held all the
way down, and the sharpest image in the series is automatically selected and saved (BSS (Best
Shot Selector)).
• BSS is disabled when using the touch shutter (A69) for shooting.
m Fireworks show
O
• The shutter speed is fixed at about four seconds.
• Camera focuses at infinity.
• The focus indicator (A7) always glows green when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
n Black and white copy
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• Use together with macro mode (A63) when shooting subjects that are close to the camera.
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O: Use of a tripod is recommended when using scene modes indicated with O, because the
shutter speed is slow. Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (A104) when using
a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
A Draw
• Write a memo or draw a picture on the touch panel display and save it as an image.
• The image is saved at an image mode setting of l (640×480).
See “Using the Draw Option” (E2) for more information.
o Backlighting
Shooting Features
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed using
the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• Tap F and tap Y HDR to enable or disable the high dynamic range (HDR) function to suit the
type of picture you want to take.
• p Off (default setting): The flash fires to prevent the subject from being hidden in shadow.
- When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down, one image is captured.
• o On: Use when taking pictures with very bright and dark areas in the same frame.
- Digital zoom cannot be used.
- When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, the camera shoots images
continuously at high speed, and saves the following two images.
- A non-HDR composite image
- An HDR composite image in which the loss of details in highlights or shadows is minimized
- The second image saved is an HDR composite image. If there is only enough memory to save
one image, an image processed by D-Lighting (A84) at the time of shooting, in which dark
areas of the image are corrected, is the only image saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a still image is
displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before the monitor switches to the
shooting screen.
- The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be narrower
than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
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p Easy panorama
• Allows you to take a panorama picture simply by moving the camera in the desired direction.
• Press the shutter-release button all the way down, remove your finger from the button, and
then slowly pan the camera horizontally. Shooting automatically ends when the camera
captures the specified shooting range.
• The camera focuses at the center of the frame when shooting starts.
• The zoom position is fixed at wide-angle.
• Tap F and tap W/X Easy panorama to select a shooting range from W Normal
(180°) (default setting) or X Wide (360°).
• If you display an image captured using easy panorama full-frame and tap R, the panorama
image scrolls automatically.
See “Using Easy Panorama (Shooting and Playback)” (E3) for more information.
Shooting Features
B
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Notes About Printing Panorama Images
When printing panorama images, the entire image may not be able to be printed depending on the
printer’s settings. Additionally, printing may not be possible depending on the printer.
See the documentation provided with the printer or consult the digital photo lab for details.
O Pet portrait
• When you point the camera at a dog or cat, the camera detects the pet’s face and focuses on it.
By default, the shutter is automatically released when focus is acquired (pet portrait auto release).
• To change the continuous shooting setting, tap F and tap V Continuous.
- U Single: The camera takes one picture at a time.
- V Continuous (default setting): When focus is acquired on the detected face, the camera
automatically releases the shutter 3 times. When you manually release the shutter, up to 19
images can be continuously taken while the shutter-release button is held down. The frame
rate with continuous shooting is about 2 fps (when Image mode is set to l 4608×2592).
Using Pet Portrait Auto Release
B
Notes About AF Areas
• To change the pet portrait auto release setting, tap F and tap Y Pet portrait auto release.
- o On (default setting): The shutter is automatically released when focus is acquired on the
detected face.
- p Off: The shutter is not automatically released when a pet face is detected. Use the shutterrelease button or touch shutter to release the shutter (A69). The camera also detects human
faces (A75). If the camera detects a human face and a pet face in the same shot, it focuses on
the pet’s face.
• Pet portrait auto release turns off automatically when:
- Five bursts have been taken.
- Internal memory or the memory card is full.
To continue taking pictures with Pet portrait auto release, tap F and set Pet portrait auto
release to On again.
• When the camera detects a face, a yellow double border
(focus area) is displayed around the face, and the double
border turns green when the camera has focused.
• When the camera detects more than one dog or cat
face (up to five can be detected), the face displayed
largest in the monitor is framed by a double border
and the others by single borders.
• When no pet or human faces are detected, the camera
focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
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Shooting Features
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Notes About Pet Portrait Scene Mode
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Depending on the distance of the pet from the camera, the speed of the pet’s movement, the
direction the pet is facing, the ambient brightness around its face, etc., the pet face may not be
detected and other subjects may be displayed with a border.
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s 3D photography
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• The camera captures one image for each eye to simulate a three-dimensional image on a 3Dcompatible TV or monitor.
• After taking the first picture by pressing the shutterrelease button or using the touch shutter, move the
camera horizontally to the right so that the subject is
aligned with the guide on the monitor. The camera
automatically takes the second picture when it
detects that they are aligned.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the
frame for the first shot. The focus area can be
changed using the touch shutter or touch AF/AE
Guide
(A69).
• The focus, exposure, and white balance are locked
after the first shot, and R is displayed on the monitor.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image will be narrower
than that seen in the monitor at the time of shooting.
• Images captured in this mode are saved at an image size of n (1920 × 1080).
• The two captured images are saved as a 3D image (MPO file). The first image (the left eye image)
is also saved as a JPEG file.
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Notes About Taking 3D Pictures
• Moving subjects are not suited to 3D photography.
• Images have a less pronounced 3D feel as the distance between the camera and background is
increased.
• Images may have a less pronounced 3D feel when the subject is dark or when the second image is
not aligned precisely.
• Images captured under dim lighting may appear grainy with noise.
• The maximum telephoto zoom position is limited to an angle of view equivalent to that of a 120
mm lens in 35mm [135] format.
• Shooting is canceled after the first shot if f is tapped or the subject is not aligned with the guide
within approximately ten seconds.
• If the camera does not take the second picture and cancels the shooting even when you align the
guide with the subject, try shooting with the shutter-release or touch shutter.
• 3D movies cannot be taken.
B
Playing Back 3D Images
• 3D images cannot be played back in 3D on the camera monitor. Only the left eye image of a 3D
image is displayed during playback.
• To view 3D images in 3D, a 3D-compatible TV or monitor is required. Use a 3D-compatible HDMI
cable to connect the camera and these devices (A86) for 3D viewing.
• When connecting the camera using an HDMI cable, set TV settings in the setup menu (A104)
as follows:
- HDMI: Auto (default setting) or 1080i
- HDMI 3D output: On (default setting)
• When the camera is connected via HDMI and images are played back, it may take a while to
display images when switching between 3D images and non-3D images. Playback zoom is not
possible while images are played back in 3D.
• Refer to the documentation included with the TV or monitor for details on how to make the
settings.
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Caution for Viewing 3D Images
Shooting Features
When viewing 3D images on a 3D-compatible TV or monitor for an extended period of time, you
may experience discomfort such as eye strain or nausea. Carefully read the documentation included
with your TV or monitor to ensure proper use.
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Special Effects Mode (Applying Effects When Shooting)
Effects can be applied to images during shooting.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M R Special effects mode M
select an effect M I
The following 11 effects are available.
Category
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Description
O Soft
(default setting)
Softens the image by adding a slight blur to the entire image.
P Nostalgic sepia
Adds a sepia tone and reduces the contrast to simulate the qualities of
an old photograph.
F High-contrast
monochrome
Changes the image to black and white and gives it sharp contrast.
G High key
Gives the entire image a bright tone.
H Low key
Gives the entire image a dark tone.
I Selective color
Creates a black and white image in which only the specified color
remains.
l Pop
Increases the color saturation of the entire image to create a bright look.
k Super vivid
Increases the color saturation of the entire image and sharpens the
contrast.
m Toy camera effect 1
Gives the entire image a yellowish hue and darkens the image
periphery.
n Toy camera effect 2
Decreases the color saturation of the entire image and darkens the
image periphery.
o Cross process
Gives the image a mysterious appearance based on a specific color.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The focus area can be changed
using the touch shutter or touch AF/AE (A69).
• When Selective color or Cross process is
selected, tap or drag the slider to select the
desired color.
After you select the desired color, tap H to hide
the slider. To display it again, tap g.
Slider
Changing Special Effects Mode Settings
• You can change the settings for the flash mode, self-timer, macro mode, and exposure
compensation. See “Basic Shooting Settings” (A57) for more information.
• If you tap F, the menu options for special effects mode are displayed. See “Features That
Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu)” (A68) for more information.
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Smart Portrait Mode (Capturing Images of Smiling Faces)
When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take a picture automatically without
pressing the shutter-release button (smile timer). In addition, the skin softening function
smoothes the skin tones of human faces.
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M F Smart portrait mode
1
Frame the picture.
• Point the camera at a human face. See “Using Face Detection” (A75) for more information.
2
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Without pressing the shutter-release button, wait for the subject to
smile.
• If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the shutter is
automatically released. See “a Smile timer” (A70) for more information.
• After the camera releases the shutter, it will continue to detect faces and smiles, and will
release the shutter again if it detects a smiling face.
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End shooting.
• Any one of the following operations can be used to cancel smile detection and stop
shooting.
- Set Smile timer (A70) to Off.
- Press the A button and select a different shooting mode.
- Turn the camera off.
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Notes About Smart Portrait Mode
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
• Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or detect smiles.
• See “Notes About Face Detection” (A76) for more information.
C
Auto Power Off in Smile Timer Mode
When Smile timer is set to On, the auto power off function (A105) is activated and the camera
turns off when either of the situations indicated below persists and no other operations are
performed.
• The camera does not detect any faces.
• The camera detected a face, but cannot detect a smile.
C
When the Self-timer Lamp Flashes
When using smile timer, the self-timer lamp flashes when the camera detects a face and flashes
quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
C
Releasing the Shutter Manually
Changing Smart Portrait Mode Settings
• You can change the settings for the flash mode, self-timer, and exposure compensation.
See “Basic Shooting Settings” (A57) for more information.
• If you tap F, the menu options for smart portrait mode are displayed. See “Features That
Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu)” (A68) for more information.
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Shooting Features
• The shutter can also be released by pressing the shutter-release button. If no faces are detected,
the camera focuses on the subject at the center of the frame.
• Touch shutter (A69) can be used when Smile timer is set to Off.
Camera Settings That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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Using Skin Softening
When the shutter is released while using one of the shooting modes listed below, the camera
detects up to three human faces and processes the image to soften facial skin tones before
saving the image.
• Scene auto selector (A42), Portrait (A42), or Night portrait (A43) scene mode is
selected.
• Smart portrait mode (A54)
Editing functions such as Skin softening can be applied to saved images by using Glamour
retouch (A84).
Shooting Features
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Notes About Skin Softening
• It may take more time than usual to save images after shooting.
• Under some shooting conditions, the desired skin softening results may not be achieved, and skin
softening may be applied to areas of the image where there are no faces. If the desired results are
not produced, switch to another shooting mode and then try shooting again.
• The skin softening level cannot be adjusted when shooting in Portrait or Night portrait scene
mode, or when the camera selects one of these scenes while in scene auto selector scene mode.
Basic Shooting Settings
When in shooting mode, you can tap the icons
on the left side of the monitor to set the
following features:
1 Exposure compensation
2 Macro mode
3 Self-timer
4 Flash mode
• When the icons are hidden, tap A.
1
2
3
4
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Available Features
The features that are available vary with the shooting mode, as shown below.
• See “Default Settings” (A66) for information about each mode’s default settings.
Features
Scene
Special
effects
Smart
portrait
Flash mode (A58)
w
w
w2
Self-timer (A61)
w
w
w2
Macro mode (A63)
w
w
–
Exposure compensation (A65)
w
w
w
1
Varies by the scene. See “Default Settings” (A66) for more information.
Varies by the smart portrait menu setting. See “Default Settings” (A66) for more information.
Shooting Features
1
2
A (auto)
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Using the Flash (Flash Modes)
You can set the flash mode to match the shooting conditions.
1
Tap the flash mode icon.
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2
Tap the desired flash mode icon.
• See “Available Flash Modes” (A59) for more
information.
• Tap J to return to the shooting screen without
changing the setting.
Shooting Features
B
Auto
Auto with redeye reduction
Fill flash
Slow sync
Off
The Flash Lamp
• The flash lamp indicates the status of the flash when you press
the shutter-release button halfway.
- On: The flash will fire when you press the shutter-release
button all the way down.
- Flashing: The flash is charging. The camera cannot take
pictures.
- Off: The flash will not fire when a picture is taken.
• If the battery is low, the monitor will turn off in order to save power while the flash is charging.
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Flash mode
Effective Range of the Flash
When ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, the flash has a range of 0.5 to 6.2 m (1 ft 8 in. to 20 ft) at the
maximum wide-angle zoom position and a range of 1.2 to 2.9 m (4 ft to 9 ft 6 in.) at the maximum
telephoto zoom position.
Available Flash Modes
U
Auto
The flash fires automatically when lighting is dim.
V
Auto with red-eye reduction
Reduce red-eye in portraits caused by the flash (A60).
W
Off
The flash will not fire.
We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting in dark
surroundings.
X
Fill flash
The flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit
subjects.
Y
Slow sync
Shooting Features
Auto flash mode is combined with slow shutter speed.
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
The flash illuminates main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background
at night or under dim lighting.
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C
The Flash Mode Setting
• The setting varies with the shooting mode. See “Available Features” (A57) and “Default Settings”
(A66) for more information.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
• The flash mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the
camera is turned off.
C
Red-eye Reduction
This camera uses Advanced Red-Eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix).
If the camera detects red-eye while saving an image, the affected area will be processed to reduce
red-eye before the image is saved.
Note the following when shooting:
• More time than usual is required to save images.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in all situations.
• In some cases, red-eye correction may be applied to areas of an image unnecessarily. In these
cases, select another flash mode and take the picture again.
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Using the Self-timer
The camera is equipped with a self-timer that releases the shutter ten seconds or two
seconds after you press the shutter-release button. The self-timer is useful when you want to
be in the picture you are taking, and when you want to avoid the effects of camera shake that
occur when you press the shutter-release button. When using the self-timer, use of a tripod is
recommended. Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (A104) when using a
tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
1
Tap the self-timer icon.
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Tap Y or Z.
• Y (ten seconds): Use on important occasions,
such as weddings.
• Z (two seconds): Use to prevent camera shake.
• Tap J to return to the shooting screen without
changing the setting.
3
Self-timer
10 s
2s
Off
Shooting Features
2
Frame the picture and press
the shutter-release button
halfway.
• Focus and exposure will be set.
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4
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down.
• The self-timer starts, and the number
of seconds remaining before the
shutter is released is displayed in the
monitor. The self-timer lamp flashes
while the timer is counting down.
About one second before the shutter
is released, the lamp stops flashing
and glows steadily.
• When the shutter is released, the selftimer will be set to Off.
• To stop the timer before a picture is
taken, press the shutter-release button
again.
Shooting Features
B
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Camera Settings That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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Using Macro Mode
When using macro mode, the camera can focus on objects as close as approximately 10 cm
(4 in.) from the front of the lens.
This feature is useful when taking close-up pictures of flowers and other small subjects.
1
Tap the macro mode icon.
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2
Tap o.
Macro mode
• Tap J to return to the shooting screen without
changing the setting.
3
Off
Use the zoom control to set the zoom
ratio to a position where F and the
zoom indicator glow green.
Shooting Features
On
• How close you can be to the subject when shooting depends on the zoom ratio.
When the zoom ratio is set to a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green, the
camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 30 cm (1 ft) from the lens. When the
zoom is at the maximum wide-angle position, (at the position where G is displayed), the
camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens.
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B
Notes About Using the Flash
The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.).
C
Autofocus
When taking still pictures in macro mode, the camera continuously adjusts the focus until the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway to lock the focus. Therefore, the sound of lens focus motor
can be heard.
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The Macro Mode Setting
• Macro mode cannot be used when using certain shooting modes. See “Default Settings” (A66)
for more information.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
• The macro mode setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after
the camera is turned off.
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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)
You can adjust overall image brightness.
1
Tap the exposure compensation icon.
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2
Tap V or U to change the exposure
compensation value.
Exposure compensation
3
Press the shutter-release button to
take a picture.
Exposure compensation
• To exit the setting screen without taking a
picture, tap J.
• To cancel the exposure compensation, return to
step 1 and revert the value to 0.
C
Shooting Features
• To make the image brighter, apply positive (+)
exposure compensation.
• To make the image darker, apply negative (–)
exposure compensation.
• You can also drag the slider to change the value.
Exposure Compensation Value
The exposure compensation value applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
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Default Settings
Default settings for each shooting mode are described below.
Flash mode
(A58)
Self-timer
(A61)
Macro mode
(A63)
Exposure
compensation
(A65)
A (auto) (A38)
U
Off
Off
0.0
R (special effects)
(A52)
U
Off
Off
0.0
F (smart portrait)
(A54)
U1
Off2
Off3
0.0
Scene
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d (A42)
U4
Off
Off5
0.0
b (A42)
V
Off
Off3
0.0
c (A42)
W3
Off
Off3
0.0
d (A43)
W3
Off3
Off3
0.0
e (A43)
V6
Off
Off3
0.0
f (A44)
V7
Off
Off3
0.0
Z (A44)
U
Off
Off3
0.0
z (A44)
U
Off
Off3
0.0
h (A44)
W3
Off
Off3
0.0
i (A44)
W3
Off
Off3
0.0
j (A45)
W3
Off
Off3
0.0
k (A45)
W
Off
On3
0.0
u (A46)
W3
Off
On3
0.0
l (A46)
W3
Off
Off
0.0
m (A46)
W3
Off3
Off3
0.03
n (A46)
W
Off
Off
0.0
Flash mode
(A58)
1
2
3
4
Macro mode
(A63)
Exposure
compensation
(A65)
A (A47)
–
–
–
–
o (A47)
X8/W8
Off
Off3
0.0
p (A48)
W3
Off3
Off3
0.0
O (A49)
W3
Off3
Off
0.0
s (A50)
W3
Off3
Off
0.0
Cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On.
Can be set when Smile timer is set to Off.
The setting cannot be changed.
The camera automatically selects the flash mode appropriate for the scene it has selected. W (off)
can be selected manually.
Cannot be changed. The camera enters macro mode when i is selected.
The setting cannot be changed. The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with red-eye reduction.
Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used.
Flash is fixed at X (fill flash) when HDR is set to Off, and is fixed at W (off) when HDR is set to On.
B
Shooting Features
5
6
7
8
Self-timer
(A61)
Camera Settings That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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Features That Can Be Set with F (Shooting Menu)
The settings listed below can be changed by tapping F during shooting (A10).
Shooting menu
Image mode Touch shooting
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Continuous
White
balance
ISO
sensitivity
Quick effects
The settings that can be changed vary depending on the shooting mode, as shown below.
Shooting Features
1
2
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Auto mode
Scene2
Special
effects
Smart
portrait
Image mode1
w
w
w
w
Touch shooting
w
w
w
w
ISO sensitivity
w
–
–
–
Continuous
w
–
–
–
White balance
w
–
–
–
Quick effects
w
–
–
–
AF area mode
w
–
–
–
Skin softening
–
–
–
w
Blink proof
–
–
–
w
Smile timer
–
–
–
w
The setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
Additional settings are available for some scene modes. See “Characteristics of Each Scene”
(A42) for more information.
Options Available in the Shooting Menu
Option
Description
A
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q/s/r Touch
shooting
Allows you to select the touch shooting setting. The available
settings are Touch shutter (default setting), Subject tracking,
and Touch AF/AE. Subject tracking can be selected only in A
(auto) mode.
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E ISO sensitivity
Allows you to control the camera’s sensitivity to light. You can set
sensitivity to Auto (default setting) or Fixed range auto, or lock
the setting at 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200. When Auto is
selected, the camera sets the ISO sensitivity automatically. When
Fixed range auto is selected, an ISO sensitivity range of either
ISO 125-400 or ISO 125-800 can be selected.
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C Continuous
Allows you to capture a series of images. The available settings are
Single (default setting), Continuous H, Continuous L, Preshooting cache, Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H:
60 fps, BSS, and Multi-shot 16.
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w White balance
Allows you to adjust white balance to suit the light source in order
to make the colors in images match what you see with your eye.
The available settings are Auto (default setting), Preset manual,
Daylight, Incandes., Fluorescent, Cloudy, and Flash.
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p Quick effects
Allows you to enable or disable the quick effects function (A39).
The default setting is On.
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Shooting Features
A Image mode
Allows you to select the combination of image size and image
quality used when saving images.
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Option
Description
G AF area mode
E66
e Skin softening
Allows you select the degree of the skin softening effect. When a
setting other than Off is selected, the camera softens skin tones
by applying the skin softening function before saving images. The
default setting is Normal.
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y Blink proof
When On is selected, the camera automatically releases the
shutter twice each time a picture is taken. Of the two shots, one in
which the subject’s eyes are open is saved. The flash cannot be
used.
The default setting is Off.
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a Smile timer
When On (default setting) is selected, the camera detects human
faces and then automatically releases the shutter whenever a
smile is detected. Self-timer cannot be used with this feature.
E68
Shooting Features
C
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A
Allows you to determine how the camera selects the focus area
that is used for autofocus; the available settings are Center
(default setting) and Target finding AF (A74).
Camera Settings That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
Features That Cannot Be Used Simultaneously
Some functions cannot be used with other menu options.
Restricted function
Option
Blink proof (A70)
When Blink proof is set to On, the flash
cannot be used.
Subject tracking (A69)
When Touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, Self-timer cannot be used.
Smile timer (A70)
When Smile timer is used for shooting, the
self-timer cannot be used.
Subject tracking (A69)
When Touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, Macro mode cannot be used.
Continuous (A69)
Image mode is set as follows depending on
the continuous shooting setting:
• Continuous H: 120 fps: O (image size: 640
× 480 pixels)
• Continuous H: 60 fps: M (image size: 1280
× 960 pixels)
• Multi-shot 16: L (image size: 2560 × 1920
pixels)
Smile timer (A70)
When Smile timer is used for shooting,
Touch shooting cannot be used.
Pet portrait auto release
(A49)
When Pet portrait auto release is used for
shooting, Touch shooting cannot be used.
Continuous (A69)
When Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H:
120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps, or Multishot 16 is selected, the ISO sensitivity
setting is automatically specified according to
the brightness.
Self-timer
Image mode
Touch shooting
ISO sensitivity
Shooting Features
Continuous (A69)
Flash mode
Macro mode
Description
When a setting other than Single is selected,
the flash cannot be used.
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Restricted function
Option
Self-timer (A61)
Touch shutter (A69)
When Continuous H, Continuous L, Preshooting cache, Continuous H: 120 fps,
Continuous H: 60 fps, or BSS is selected, one
image is taken each time the monitor is
tapped.
Continuous (A69)
When images are continuously captured,
Quick effects in shooting mode cannot be
used.
Subject tracking (A69)
When Touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, AF area mode cannot be set.
White balance (A69)
When a setting other than Auto is selected for
White balance in Target finding AF mode,
the camera does not detect the main subject.
Monitor settings
Quick effects (A69)
When Quick effects is set to On, Image
review is fixed at On.
Print date
Continuous (A69)
When Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H:
120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps is selected,
date and time cannot be imprinted on images.
Subject tracking (A69)
When Touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, Motion detection is disabled.
ISO sensitivity (A69)
When the ISO sensitivity is set to any setting
other than Auto, Motion detection is
disabled.
Continuous (A69)
When a setting other than Single or BSS is
selected, Motion detection is disabled.
Subject tracking (A69)
When Touch shooting is set to Subject
tracking, digital zoom cannot be used.
Continuous (A69)
When Multi-shot 16 is selected, digital zoom
cannot be used.
Continuous
Quick effects
AF area mode
Shooting Features
Motion detection
Digital zoom
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Description
When Pre-shooting cache is selected or
when using the self-timer, Continuous is fixed
at Single.
Restricted function
Option
Description
Shutter sound
Continuous (A69)
When a setting other than Single is selected,
the shutter sound is disabled.
Blink warning
Continuous (A69)
When a setting other than Single is selected,
Blink warning is disabled.
Shooting Features
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Notes About Digital Zoom
• Depending on the shooting mode or the current settings, digital zoom may not be available
(E100).
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses in the center of the frame.
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Focusing
Using Target Finding AF
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M G AF area mode M M Target finding AF
The camera focuses in the manner described below when you press the shutter-release button halfway.
• If the camera detects the main subject, it focuses
on that subject. When the subject is in focus, the
focus areas (up to three areas) that match up with
the size of the subject light in green.
When a human face is detected, focus priority will
be on that person (face detection).
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Focus areas
Shooting Features
• If the camera does not detect the main subject, it
automatically selects one or more of the nine
focus areas containing the subject closest to the
camera. When the subject is in focus, the focus
areas that are in focus (up to nine areas) light in
green.
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Focus areas
B
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Notes About Target Finding AF
• Depending on shooting conditions, the subject that the camera determines to be the main subject may vary.
• The camera may not detect the main subject appropriately in the following situations:
- When the image shown on the monitor is very dark or bright
- When the main subject lacks clearly defined colors
- When the shot is framed so that the main subject is at the edge of the monitor
- When the main subject is composed of a repeating pattern
• The camera does not detect the main subject in the following situations:
- When White balance is set to any setting other than Auto.
Using Face Detection
In the following shooting modes, the camera uses
face detection to automatically focus on human
faces. If the camera detects more than one face, a
double border is displayed around the face that the
camera will focus on, and single borders are
displayed around the other faces.
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Shooting mode
Scene auto selector (A42),
Portrait (A42), or Night
portrait (A43) scene mode
Pet portrait scene mode (when
Pet portrait auto release is set to
Off) (A49)
1
2
Focus area (double border)
Up to 12
The face closest to the camera
Up to 121
The face closest to the camera2
Up to 3
The face closest to the center of
the frame
If the camera detects both people and pets in the same shot, the camera can detect up to 12
faces.
If the camera detects a human face and a pet face in the same shot, it focuses on the pet’s face.
Shooting Features
Smart portrait mode (A54)
Number of faces that
can be detected
• Tap a face framed by a single border to change the focus area to that face (except when
smile timer (A68) is set to On).
• If the shutter button is pressed halfway when no faces are detected:
- When Scene auto selector is selected, the focus area changes depending on which
scene the camera selects.
- In Portrait and Night portrait scene modes or in smart portrait mode, the camera will
focus on the subject in the center of the frame.
- In Pet portrait scene mode, the camera focuses on a pet face if one is detected. If no
pet faces are detected, the camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
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B
Notes About Face Detection
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including the direction in
which the faces are looking. Additionally, the camera may be unable to detect faces in the
following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
• When the frame includes more than one face, the faces detected by the camera and the face on
which the camera focuses depend upon a variety of factors, including the direction in which the
faces are looking.
• In some rare cases, such as those described in “Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus” (A77), the
subject may not be in focus even though the double border turns green. If the camera does not
focus, try focus lock shooting (A78).
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Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus
The camera may not focus as expected in the following situations. In some rare cases, the
subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator glows
green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the scene (e.g. the sun behind the
subject makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject wearing a white
shirt is standing in front of a white wall)
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside a cage)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of similarly
shaped windows, etc.)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to refocus
several times, or focus on another subject positioned at the same distance from the camera as
the actual desired subject, and use focus lock (A78).
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Focus Lock
You can use focus lock to focus on off-center subjects when center is selected for AF area
mode.
The following procedure describes how to use focus lock when using A (auto) mode with
AF area mode (A70) set to Center.
1
2
Position the subject in the center of the frame.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway.
• Confirm that the focus area glows
green.
• Focus and exposure are locked.
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3
• Be sure to maintain the same distance between
the camera and the subject while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
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Continue holding down the shutterrelease button halfway and
recompose the picture.
Press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down to take the
picture.
Playback Features
This chapter describes how to select certain types of images for playback as well as some of
the features available when playing back images.
Installing ViewNX 2 ......................................................................................................... 88
Transferring Images to the Computer ..................................................................... 91
Viewing Images................................................................................................................ 93
Playback Features
Playback Zoom ................................................................. 80
Thumbnail Display ........................................................... 81
Selecting Certain Types of Images for Playback ............ 82
Features That Can Be Set with F (Playback Menu) ...... 84
Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
............................................................................................ 86
Using ViewNX 2................................................................. 88
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Playback Zoom
Rotating the zoom control to g (i) or double-tapping an image in full-frame playback mode
(A32) zooms in on the center of the image displayed in the monitor.
Displayed area guide
g
(i)
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Image is displayed full-frame.
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f
(h)
3.0
Image is zoomed in.
• You can change the zoom ratio by rotating the zoom control to f (h) or g (i). Images
can be zoomed up to 10×.
• To view a different area of the image, drag the image or tap A, B, C, or D.
• If you rotate the zoom control to g (i) to zoom in on an image captured using face
detection (A75) or pet detection (A49) (except images captured in a series), the camera
zooms in on the face detected at the time of shooting. If the camera detected multiple
faces when the image was captured, tap M or N to display a different face. Rotate the
zoom control to g (i) or f (h) again to change the zoom ratio and return to normal
playback zoom.
• To delete images, tap E.
• You can crop the image and save the displayed area of the image as a separate file by
tapping G (E32).
• Tap f or double-tap the image to return to full-frame playback mode.
Thumbnail Display
Rotating the zoom control to f (h) in full-frame playback mode (A32) displays images as
thumbnails.
Scroll bar
f
(h)
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Full-frame Display
4
10
g
(i)
Image Thumbnail Display
(6, 12, and 20 images per screen)
Playback Features
• You can view several images on one screen, making it easy to find the image you want.
• You can change the number of thumbnails displayed by rotating the zoom control to f
(h) or g (i).
• To scroll through the images, drag your finger up or down on the monitor, drag the scroll
bar, or tap B or C.
• Tap an image to display it in full-frame playback mode.
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Selecting Certain Types of Images for Playback
You can change the playback mode according to the type of images you want to view.
Available Playback Modes
c Play
A32
All images are played back. When you switch from shooting mode to playback mode, this
mode is selected.
h
Favorite pictures
E7
Play back images added to an album. You must add images to an album before you can
select this mode (A84).
F Auto sort
E11
Images are automatically sorted into categories, such as portraits, landscapes, and movies.
C
List by date
Images captured on the selected date are played back.
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E13
Switching Between Playback Modes
1
When viewing images in full-frame
playback mode or thumbnail
playback mode, press the c button.
• The playback mode selection menu is
displayed, from which you can select one of
the available playback modes.
2
Tap the desired playback mode icon.
• If you select c Play, the playback screen is
displayed.
• When an option other than c Play is selected,
the album, category, or shooting date selection
screen is displayed.
• To return to the current playback mode without
switching playback modes, press the c button.
3
Playback mode
Play
Favorite pictures
Auto sort
List by date
Tap an album, category, or shooting date.
For h favorite pictures, see E7.
For F auto sort, see E11.
For C list by date, see E13.
Repeat from step 1 to select a different album, category, or shooting date.
Playback Features
•
•
•
•
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Features That Can Be Set with F (Playback Menu)
If you tap F when viewing images in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode,
the following menu options can be used (A10).
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Playback menu
4/
Option
Delete
Slide show
Protect
Print order
Paint
4
A
Description
h Favorite pictures
Allows you to add selected images to an album.
This option is not displayed in favorite pictures mode.
E7
h Remove from
favorites
Allows you to remove images from an album.
This option is displayed only in favorite pictures mode.
E9
Delete images or movies.
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b Slide show
Play back images, stored in the internal memory or on a
memory card, one by one in an automated slide show.
E69
d Protect1
Protect selected images from accidental deletion.
E71
a Print order1, 2
When using a printer to print images saved on the memory
card, you can use the Print order function to select which
images are printed, and how many copies of each image
are printed.
E73
U Paint3, 4
Draw on images or add decorations to images. Painted
copies are stored as separate files.
E22
Edit images. Available editing functions are k Quick
retouch, I D-Lighting, P Stretch, O Perspective
control, j Glamour retouch, and g Small picture.
E17
f Rotate image is available to set the orientation of
images when they are played back on the camera.
E77
l Delete
1
1
Playback Features
M Retouch
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Favorite pictures
3, 4
Option
1
2
3
4
5
Description
A
E Voice memo4
Record voice memos using the camera’s built-in
microphone and attach them to images. Voice memo can
also be played back and deleted.
E78
h Copy1, 5
Allows you to copy images between the internal memory
and a memory card.
E80
N Choose key picture4
Allows you to change the key picture for images captured
in sequence (sequence of images; A33).
This option is disabled when Sequence display options
(A105) in the setup menu is set to Individual pictures.
E82
This function can also be performed in thumbnail playback mode.
This function is not available for images captured in 3D photography scene mode (A50).
The selected image is edited, and the copy is saved with a different file name, except when edited
using Rotate image. Certain restrictions apply. For example, images captured in Easy
panorama (A48) or 3D photography (A50) cannot be edited and the same editing function
cannot be applied multiple times (E18, E19).
This function is not available when only the key pictures are displayed for sequences of images. To
use this function, tap R to display the images in a sequence individually.
This function cannot be selected when using favorite pictures mode, auto sort mode, or list by
date mode.
Playback Features
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Connecting the Camera to a TV, Computer, or Printer
You can enhance your enjoyment of images and movies by connecting the camera to a TV,
computer, or printer.
• Before connecting the camera to an external device, make sure the remaining battery level
is sufficient and turn the camera off. For information about the connection methods and
subsequent operations, refer to the documentation included with the device in addition to
this document.
How to open the connector cover.
USB/audio/video output
connector
HDMI mini connector
(Type C)
Playback Features
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Insert the plug
straight.
Viewing images on a TV
E34
Images and movies captured with the camera can be viewed on a TV.
Connection method: Connect the video and audio plugs of the included
audio video cable to the TV’s input jacks. Alternatively, connect a commercially
available HDMI cable (Type C) to the TV’s HDMI input jack.
Viewing and organizing images on a computer
A88
If you transfer images to a computer, you can perform simple retouching and
manage image data in addition to playing back images and movies.
Connection method: Connect the camera to the computer’s USB port with
the included USB cable.
• Before connecting to a computer, install ViewNX 2 on the computer using
the included ViewNX 2 CD-ROM. For information about using the
ViewNX 2 CD-ROM and transferring images to a computer, see page 88.
• If any USB devices that draw the power from the computer are connected,
disconnect them from the computer before you connect the camera to it.
Connecting the camera and other USB-powered devices to the same
computer simultaneously may cause a camera malfunction or excessive
power supply from the computer, which could damage the camera or
memory card.
Printing images without using a computer
E39
Playback Features
If you connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer, you can print
images without using a computer.
Connection method: Connect the camera directly to the printer’s USB port
with the included USB cable.
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Using ViewNX 2
ViewNX 2 is an all-in-one software package which enables you to transfer, view, edit and share
images. Install ViewNX 2 using the included ViewNX 2 CD-ROM.
Your Imaging Toolbox
ViewNX 2™
Installing ViewNX 2
• An Internet connection is required.
Playback Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows
• Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
• Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2)
• Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3)
Macintosh
• Mac OS X (version 10.6.8, 10.7.4)
Refer to the Nikon website for the latest information on operating system compatibility.
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1
Start the computer and insert the ViewNX 2 CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
• Mac OS: When the ViewNX 2 window is displayed, double-click the Welcome icon.
2
Select a language in the language selection dialog to open the
installation window.
• If the desired language is not available, click Region Selection to choose a different region
and then choose the desired language (the Region Selection button is not available in the
European release).
• Click Next to display the installation window.
3
Start the installer.
4
Download the software.
• When the Software Download screen is displayed, click I agree - Begin download.
• Follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
Playback Features
• We recommend clicking Installation Guide in the installation window to check the
installation help information and system requirements before installing ViewNX 2.
• Click Typical Installation (Recommended) in the installation window.
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5
Exit the installer when the installation completion screen is displayed.
• Windows: Click Yes.
• Mac OS: Click OK.
The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2 (consisting of the three modules below)
- Nikon Transfer 2: For transferring images to the computer
- ViewNX 2: For viewing, editing, and printing transferred images
- Nikon Movie Editor: For basic editing of transferred movies
• Panorama Maker (for creating a single panorama image of a landscape, etc. from a series of
images that each capture a separate portion of the subject)
6
Playback Features
90
Remove the ViewNX 2 CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
Transferring Images to the Computer
1
Choose how images will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the memory card is inserted
in the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the included USB cable. The
camera automatically turns on.
To transfer images that are saved in the camera’s internal memory, remove the memory card
from the camera before connecting it to the computer.
Playback Features
• SD card slot: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot, the card can be inserted
directly in the slot.
• SD card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately from third-party suppliers) to
the computer and insert the memory card.
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If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
• When using Windows 7
If the dialog shown at right is displayed,
follow the steps below to select
Nikon Transfer 2.
1 Under Import pictures and videos, click
Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed; select Import File
using Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import File.
If the memory card contains a large number of images, it may take a while for Nikon Transfer 2
to start. Wait until Nikon Transfer 2 starts.
B
Connecting the USB Cable
The connection may not be recognized if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
2
Transfer images to the computer.
Playback Features
• Confirm that the name of the connected camera or removable disk is displayed as the
“Source” on the “Options” title bar of Nikon Transfer 2 (1).
• Click Start Transfer (2).
1
2
• At default settings, all the images on the memory card will be copied to the computer.
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3
Terminate the connection.
• If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB
cable. If you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the
computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card
and then remove the card from the card reader or card slot.
Viewing Images
Start ViewNX 2.
• Images are displayed in ViewNX 2 when transfer is
complete.
• Consult online help for more information on
using ViewNX 2.
Playback Features
C
Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows: Double-click the ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in the Dock.
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You can record movies by simply pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
Recording and Playing Back Movies
Recording and Playing Back
Movies
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Features That Can Be Set with F (Movie Menu)................................................. 99
Playing Back Movies....................................................... 100
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Recording Movies
You can record movies by simply pressing the b (e movie-record) button.
1
Display the shooting screen.
• Movies can be recorded in any shooting mode
(A26) except Draw scene mode.
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Movie recording time remaining
2
Press the b (e movie-record) button
to start movie recording.
• The camera focuses on the subject in the center
of the frame. Focus areas are not displayed
during recording.
• C is displayed while saving to the internal
memory.
• Tap Q to pause recording (except when HS
movie recording; A99). Tap o again to resume
recording.
• Recording automatically stops about five
minutes after recording is paused or when the
maximum movie length has been recorded.
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Paused
3
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Press the b (e movie-record) button again to end recording.
B
Notes About Recording Images and Saving Movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the maximum
movie length flashes while images are being recorded or while a movie is being saved. Do not open
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the battery or memory card while an
indicator is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the
memory card.
B
Notes About Movie Recording
B
Recording and Playing Back Movies
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended when recording
movies (F23). Movie recording may stop unexpectedly when memory cards with a lower Speed
Class rating are used.
• There may be some degradation in image quality when digital zoom is used. When recording
movies, the digital zoom can magnify the image up to 4× the maximum optical zoom ratio.
• When recording ends, digital zoom turns off.
• The sounds of zoom control operation, zoom, autofocus lens drive movement, vibration
reduction, and aperture operation when brightness changes may be recorded.
• The following phenomena may be seen in the monitor while recording movies. These
phenomena are saved in the recorded movies.
- Banding may occur in images under fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor lighting.
- Subjects that move quickly from one side of the frame to the other, such as a moving train or car,
may appear skewed.
- The entire movie image may be skewed when the camera is panned.
- Lighting or other bright areas may leave residual images when the camera is moved.
• Depending on the distance to the subject or the amount of zoom applied, subjects with repeating
patterns (fabrics, lattice windows, etc.) may have colored stripes (interference patterns, moire, etc.)
in them during movie recording and playback. This occurs when the pattern in the subject and the
layout of the image sensor interfere with each other; it is not a malfunction.
Camera Temperature
• The camera may become warm when shooting movies for an extended period of time or when
the camera is used in a hot area.
• If the inside of the camera becomes extremely hot
when recording movies, the camera will automatically
stop recording after ten seconds.
The amount of time remaining until the camera stops
recording (B10s) is displayed.
After the camera stops recording, it turns itself off.
Leave the camera off until the inside of the camera has
10 0
cooled.
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B
Notes About Autofocus
Autofocus may not perform as expected (A77). Should this occur, try the following:
1. Set Movie AF mode (A99) in the movie menu to A Single AF (default setting) before
starting movie recording.
2. Frame another subject—positioned at the same distance from the camera as the intended
subject—in the center of the frame, press the b (e movie-record) button to start recording, and
then modify the composition.
Recording and Playing Back Movies
C
Movie options (A99)
Memory card (4 GB)*
c HD 1080pP (1920×1080) (default setting)
25 min
d HD 1080p (1920×1080)
40 min
e HD 720p (1280×720)
50 min
All figures are approximate. The maximum movie length may vary depending on the make of the
memory card, even among memory cards of the same capacity. Check the shooting screen for the
maximum movie length when recording to the internal memory (approx. 78 MB).
* Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length, even when there is
sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. When a battery is used to operate
the camera, the battery may run out and recording may end before either limit is reached, despite
the battery being fully charged (F19). In addition, recording may end before either limit is
reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
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Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length
Functions Available for Movie Recording
• The exposure compensation and white balance settings for the current shooting mode are also
applied with movie recording. The settings adjusted with the scene effect adjustment slider in
scene mode (A40) and the hues specified in special effects mode (A52) are also applied to
movies. When macro mode is enabled, movies of subjects close to the camera can be recorded.
Confirm settings before starting movie recording.
• The self-timer (A61) can be used. When the b (e movie-record) button is pressed after the
self-timer is enabled, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame and starts movie
recording after the specified two or ten seconds.
• The flash will not fire.
• Tap F to adjust movie menu settings before starting movie recording (A99).
• If Photo info in the Monitor settings (A104) in the setup menu is set to Movie frame+auto
info, the area that will be visible in the movie can be confirmed before movie recording starts.
Features That Can Be Set with F (Movie Menu)
Tap F in shooting mode to configure the settings listed below (A10). If the movie menu is
not displayed, tap C to scroll to the bottom of the screen.
Shooting menu
Option
Open with
HS footage
Movie
AF mode
Wind noise
reduction
AF area
mode
Set up
Description
A
Select the movie type.
D Movie options • Select either normal speed movies or HS (high speed) movies,
which enable slow motion or fast motion playback.
E83
N Open with
HS footage
When you select an HS movie option in Movie options, choose
whether or not the camera records HS movies when movie
recording starts. The default setting is On.
When Off is selected, the camera records a normal speed movie
when recording starts. After recording starts, tap the HS movie
switch icon at the bottom right of the monitor to switch to HS
movie recording.
E87
D Movie AF
mode
When A Single AF (default setting) is selected, focus is locked
when movie recording begins. When B Full-time AF is
selected, the camera focuses continuously while recording.
When B Full-time AF is selected, the sound of the camera
focusing may be heard in recorded movies. If you want to prevent
the sound of the camera focusing from being recorded, select
A Single AF.
• When an HS movie option is selected in Movie options, the
setting is fixed at A Single AF.
E88
Y Wind noise
reduction
Set whether or not to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
• When an HS movie option is selected in Movie options, the
setting is fixed at k Off.
E88
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99
Playing Back Movies
Press the c button to enter playback mode.
Movies are indicated by the movie options icon
(A99).
Tap R to play back movies.
• To adjust the volume before playback, tap F and
then tap i (A10).
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Movie option
Deleting movies
See “Step 6 Delete Unwanted Images” (A34) for more information.
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Functions Available During Playback
Tap the monitor during playback to display the
playback control panel at the bottom in the monitor.
The operations described below are available by
tapping the icons in the panel.
4
0
Use
X
Tap X to adjust volume.*
Description
Rewind
O
Tap and hold O to rewind movie.
Advance
P
Tap and hold P to advance movie.
Pause
Q
Pause playback.
The following operations can be performed while playback is
paused.
Rewind movie back one frame. Tap and hold U for
U
continuous frame-by-frame rewind.
Advance movie forward one frame. Tap and hold V for
V
continuous frame-by-frame advance.
Tap R displayed at the center of the screen to resume
R
playback.
Tap G to display the movie edit screen. Cut out unwanted
G
portions of a movie and save the desired portion.
End
S
End movie playback and return to full-frame playback mode.
Recording and Playing Back Movies
To
Adjust volume
* You can also adjust volume by rotating the zoom control to g or f during playback.
B
Notes About Playing Back Movies
The COOLPIX S6400 is not able to play back movies recorded with another make or model of digital
camera.
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General Camera Setup
This chapter describes the various settings that can be adjusted in the z setup menu.
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options
Open with
HS footage
Movie
AF mode
Wind noise
reduction
AF area
mode
Set up
General Camera Setup
Shooting menu
• For further details about each setting, refer to “The Setup Menu” in the Reference Section
(E89).
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Features That Can Be Set with F (Setup Menu)
Tap F and tap z Set up to make the settings listed below (A10).
If z Set up is not displayed, tap C to scroll to the bottom the screen.
Shooting menu
Set up
Welcome screen
Movie
options
Open with
HS footage
Movie
AF mode
Wind noise
reduction
AF area
mode
Set up
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Option
General Camera Setup
104
Print date
Description
A
Welcome screen
Allows you to select whether or not the welcome screen is
displayed when the camera is turned on.
E89
Time zone and date
Allows you to set the camera clock and select the home and
destination time zones.
E90
Monitor settings
Allows you to adjust photo information display and monitor
brightness settings.
E93
Print date
Allows you to imprint the shooting date and time on images.
E95
Vibration reduction
Reduces the effects of camera shake while shooting.
E97
Motion detection
Allows you to set whether or not the camera automatically
increases the shutter speed to reduce blurring caused by
camera shake if motion is detected when shooting still
images.
E98
AF assist
Allows you to enable or disable the AF-assist illuminator.
E99
Digital zoom
When set to On (default setting), if you rotate the zoom
control to g (i) when the camera is already zoomed in to the
maximum optical zoom position, the digital zoom is activated
(A29).
E100
Sound settings
Allows you to adjust sound settings.
E101
Option
Description
A
E102
Format memory/
Format card
Allows you to format the internal memory or the memory
card.
E103
Language
Allows you to change the camera’s display language.
E104
TV settings
Allows you to adjust TV-connection settings.
E105
Charge by computer
When set to Auto (default setting), you can charge the
camera’s battery by connecting the camera to a computer
(provided that the computer is able to supply power).
• When charging by computer, it takes more time to charge
the battery than when using the Charging AC Adapter
EH-69P.
E106
Blink warning
Allows you to set whether or not closed eyes are detected
when taking pictures of people using face detection.
E108
Sequence display
options
Allows you to select whether to display only the key picture
for a sequence of images captured continuously or to display
the sequence as individual images.
E110
Eye-Fi upload
Set whether or not to enable the function for sending images
to a computer using a commercially available Eye-Fi card.
E111
Reset all
Allows you to reset the camera’s settings to their default
values.
E112
Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
E116
General Camera Setup
Auto off
Allows you to set the amount of time that passes before the
monitor turns off to save power.
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Reference Section
The Reference Section provides detailed information and hints about using the camera.
Shooting
Using the Draw Option............................................................................................. E2
Using Easy Panorama (Shooting and Playback).............................................. E3
Playback
Menu
The Shooting Menu (for A (Auto) Mode).......................................................E49
The Smart Portrait Menu........................................................................................E67
The Playback Menu..................................................................................................E69
The Movie Menu .......................................................................................................E83
The Setup Menu........................................................................................................E89
Additional Information
File and Folder Names ......................................................................................... E117
Optional Accessories............................................................................................ E119
Error Messages ....................................................................................................... E120
E1
Reference Section
Favorite Pictures Mode............................................................................................. E7
Auto Sort Mode.........................................................................................................E11
List by Date Mode ....................................................................................................E13
Viewing and Deleting Images Captured Continuously (Sequence) ......E14
Editing Still Images ..................................................................................................E17
Connecting the Camera to a TV (Viewing Images on a TV).......................E34
Connecting the Camera to a Printer (Direct Print) .......................................E38
Editing Movies ...........................................................................................................E47
Using the Draw Option
Write a memo or draw a picture on the touch panel display and save it as an image. The
image is saved at an image mode setting of l (640×480).
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M C Scene mode M A (draw)
1
Write a memo or draw pictures.
Pen
• Tap I (pen) to write text or draw pictures
(E23).
• Tap J (eraser) to erase text or pictures (E23).
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to display the
image in full-frame playback mode and rotate
the zoom control to g (i) again to enlarge the
image display by 3×. Tap A, D, B or C to
change the portion of the image visible in the monitor. Rotate the zoom control to f (h)
to return to the original display size.
2
Tap I.
Reference Section
• Tap e, before tapping I, to undo the last
operation applied using the pen or erase tool
(up to the last five operations can be undone).
• To exit without saving the edited image, tap f.
When a confirmation screen is displayed, tap
Yes.
3
Tap Yes.
• The memo is saved.
E2
Pen
Using Easy Panorama (Shooting and Playback)
Shooting with Easy Panorama
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M C Scene mode M
p (easy panorama)
You can select either W Normal (180°) (default setting) or X Wide (360°) as the
shooting range. See “Changing Shooting Range” (E4) for more information.
1
Frame the first edge of the panorama
scene, and then press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus.
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• The zoom position is fixed at the maximum
wide-angle position.
• A grid is displayed in the monitor.
• The camera focuses on the subject at the center
of the frame.
• Exposure compensation (A65) can be set.
• If the focus and exposure are not correct, try using focus lock (A78).
Press the shutter-release button all
the way, and then remove your finger
from the shutter-release button.
• I is displayed to indicate the direction of camera
movement.
E3
3
Move the camera slowly and straight
in one of the four directions, and
begin shooting.
• When the camera detects which direction it is
moving in, shooting begins.
• A guide indicating the current shooting position
is displayed.
• When the shooting position guide reaches the
edge, shooting ends.
Reference Section
C
Guide
Changing Shooting Range
• In easy panorama scene mode, tap F, tap W/X
Easy panorama
Easy panorama, and tap W Normal (180°) or X
Wide (360°).
• When the camera is readied in the horizontal position,
the image size (width × height) is as follows.
Normal (180°)
Wide (360°)
- Normal (180°): 3200 × 560 when moved
horizontally, 1024 × 3200 when moved vertically
- Wide (360°): 6400 × 560 when moved horizontally,
1024 × 6400 when moved vertically
- When the camera is readied in the vertical position, the direction and the width and height are
switched.
E4
Example of camera movement
• The operator, without shifting position, moves the camera horizontally or vertically in an
arc so that the guide travels from one edge to the other.
• Shooting stops if the guide does not reach the edge within about 15 seconds (when
Normal (180°) is selected) or within about 30 seconds (when Wide (360°) is selected)
after shooting starts.
Notes About Easy Panorama Shooting
• The range of the image seen in the saved image will be narrower than that seen in the monitor at
the time of shooting.
• If the camera is moved too quickly or shaken too much, or if the subject is too uniform (e.g. walls or
darkness), an error may occur.
• If shooting is stopped before the camera reaches the half-way point in the panorama range, a
panorama image is not saved.
• If more than half of the panorama range is captured but shooting ends before reaching the edge
of the range, the range not captured is recorded and displayed in gray.
E5
Reference Section
B
Viewing Images Captured with Easy Panorama
If you switch to playback mode (A32) and display
an image captured using easy panorama in full-frame
playback mode, R is displayed.
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Tap R to display the short edge of the image using
the entire monitor and automatically move (scroll)
the displayed area.
To scroll through the displayed image, drag your
finger across the monitor (A4).
The operations listed below can be performed using
the camera’s touch panel.
Function
Reference Section
Pause
End
B
Description
Tap the monitor to pause scrolling.
While paused, drag your finger across the monitor to
Manual scrolling
view a different area of the image.
Resume automatic
While paused, tap the monitor to resume automatic
scrolling
scrolling.
Tap J.
Notes About Easy Panorama Scroll Playback
The COOLPIX S6400 may not be able to scroll the playback of, or zoom in on, easy panorama images
captured with another make or model of digital camera.
E6
Favorite Pictures Mode
You can sort your images (except movies) into nine albums and add them as favorite pictures
(added images are not copied or moved).
After you add images to albums, you can choose to play back only the added images by
using favorite pictures mode.
• By creating albums for certain subjects or events, you can find your favorite images easily.
• The same image can be added to multiple albums.
• Up to 200 images can be added to each album.
Adding Images to Albums
Press the c button (playback mode)* M select an image M tap F M h Favorite
pictures
* Images cannot be added to albums in favorite pictures playback mode.
Favorite pictures
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Reference Section
Tap an album to which you want add the image. The
image is added to the album and the monitor display
returns to the album selection screen.
• You can repeatedly add the same image to other
albums by tapping them.
• Drag the current image to change the image to
add.
• Tap f to finish adding images.
E7
Playing Back Images in Albums
Press the c button (playback mode) M c button M h Favorite pictures
Tap an album to play back the images that have
been added to the selected album.
• The icon of the selected album is displayed during
playback (A8).
• If you tap K, you can change the album icons
(their colors and designs) (E10).
• When viewing images in full-frame playback
mode or thumbnail playback mode, tap F to
select a feature from the favorite pictures menu
(A84).
Favorite pictures
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Reference Section
B
Notes About Deletion
If an image is deleted while using favorite pictures mode, the image will not only be removed from
the album, but the corresponding image file will also be permanently deleted from the internal
memory or the memory card.
E8
Removing Images from Albums
To remove an image from an album without permanently deleting it, follow the procedure
described below.
• Select the desired image in full-frame display in
Favorite pictures
favorite pictures mode, tap F to display the
menu options, and then tap h. The confirmation
Remove from
dialog is displayed.
Delete
Slide show
favorites
Protect
Print order
Paint
• Tap Yes to remove the image from the album.
Remove selected picture or
pictures from favorites?
Yes
No
Reference Section
E9
Changing the Favorites Album Icon
Press the c button (playback mode) M c button M h Favorite pictures
1
Tap K.
• The album icon and icon color selection screen is
displayed.
2
Tap the desired icon, tap or drag the
slider to select the icon’s color, and
tap I.
• The album selection screen is displayed.
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3
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Choose icon
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Tap the desired album.
• The icon is changed.
• To select a different icon and color again, tap J
before tapping the album.
B
Favorite pictures
01
Choose icon
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Notes About Album Icons
• Set the album icons separately for the internal memory and for the memory card.
• To change the album icons for the internal memory, first remove the memory card from the
camera.
• The default setting for the icon is the number icon.
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Auto Sort Mode
Images are automatically sorted into categories, such as portraits, landscapes, and movies.
Press the c button (playback mode) M c button M F Auto sort
Tap a category to play back the images in the
selected category.
• The icon of the selected category is displayed
during playback (A8).
• When viewing images in full-frame playback
mode or thumbnail playback mode, tap F to
select a feature from the auto sort menu (A84).
Auto sort
Other scenes
Auto Sort Mode Categories
Option
Description
D Portraits
Images captured in Portrait*, Night portrait*, Party/indoor, or
Backlighting* scene mode (A40)
Images captured in smart portrait mode (A54) with the smile timer
setting set to Off
u Food
Images captured in Food scene mode (A40)
U Landscape
Images captured in Landscape* scene mode (A40)
V Dusk to dawn
Images captured in Night landscape*, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, or
Fireworks show scene mode (A40)
D Close-ups
Images captured in A (auto) mode with macro mode (A63)
Images captured in Close-up* scene mode (A40)
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Z Smile
Images captured in smart portrait mode (A54) with the smile timer
setting set to On
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Option
Description
O Pet portrait
Images captured in Pet portrait (A49) scene mode
D Movie
Movies (A96).
X Retouched copies
Copies created using editing functions (E17)
W Other scenes
All other images that cannot be defined by the categories described
above
* Images captured in scene auto selector scene mode (A42) are also sorted into the appropriate
categories.
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Notes About Auto Sort Mode
• Up to 999 images and movie files can be sorted into each category in auto sort mode. If 999
images or movies have already been sorted into a specific category, new images and movies
cannot be sorted into that category nor can they be displayed in auto sort mode. You can play
back images and movies that could not be sorted into a category by using normal playback mode
(A32) or list by date mode (E13).
• Images and movies copied from the internal memory to a memory card, or vice versa, cannot be
played back in auto sort mode (E80).
• Images or movies saved by a camera other than the COOLPIX S6400 cannot be played back in
auto sort mode.
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List by Date Mode
Press the c button (playback mode) M c button M C List by date
Tap a date to play back the images captured on the
selected date.
• The first image that was captured on the selected
date is displayed.
• x is displayed during playback (A8).
• To change the displayed month, tap B or C.
• When viewing images in full-frame playback
mode or thumbnail playback mode, tap F to
select a feature from the list by date menu (A84).
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
1
4
5
Fri
Sat
2
3
6 7 8
9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
2012
11
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Notes About List by Date Mode
• The 9,000 most recent images can be displayed in list by date mode.
• Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on January 1,
2012.
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Viewing and Deleting Images Captured Continuously (Sequence)
Viewing Images in a Sequence
Each series of images captured using the following settings is saved in a sequence.
• A (auto) mode (A38)
- Continuous H
- Continuous L
- Pre-shooting cache
- Continuous H: 120 fps
- Continuous H: 60 fps
• Scene mode (A40)
- Sports
- Pet portrait (when Continuous is selected)
By default, only the first image of a sequence (key
picture) is displayed to represent the images in the
sequence in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail
playback mode (A81).
• When only the key picture is displayed for a
sequence, the picture cannot be zoomed in on.
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When only the key picture is displayed for a
sequence, tap R to display each image in a
sequence individually.
• To display the previous or next image, drag the
current picture to the left or right, or tap G or H.
• To return to key picture only display, tap J.
• To display images in a sequence as thumbnails,
set Sequence display options to Individual
pictures in the setup menu (E110).
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Sequence Display Options
• Select Sequence display options (E110) in the setup menu to set all sequences to be
displayed using their key pictures or to display them as individual images.
• Images captured continuously with cameras other than the COOLPIX S6400 cannot be displayed
as a sequence.
C
Changing Key Picture in Sequence
A sequence’s key picture can be changed using Choose key picture (E82) in the playback menu.
C
Playback Menu Options Available When Using Sequence
When F is tapped, the following menu operations are available for the images in that sequence.
•
•
•
•
•
1
2
Favorite pictures1 (E7)
Delete (E16)
Slide show (E69)
Protect1 (E71)
Print order1 (E73)
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•
•
•
•
Paint2 (E22)
Retouch2 (E17)
Voice memo2 (E78)
Copy1 (E80)
Choose key picture2 (E82)
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If F is tapped when only a key picture is displayed, the same settings can be applied to all images
in that sequence. Tap F after displaying individual images to apply settings to each displayed
image.
This operation is not available when only a key picture is displayed. Display the images in the
sequence individually and then tap F.
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Deleting Images in a Sequence
If Sequence display options (E110) in the setup menu is set to Key picture only, images
to be deleted vary as described below. To display the screen for selecting the deletion
method, tap F and tap l.
• If only key pictures are displayed for sequences when F is tapped:
- Current image: When a key picture is selected, all images in that sequence are
deleted.
- Select images: When a key picture is selected on the erase selected images screen
(A35), all pictures in the sequence are deleted.
- All images: All images are deleted, including the sequence represented by the currently
displayed key picture.
• If R was tapped and each individual image in the sequence is displayed before tapping
F:
Deletion methods change as follows.
- Current image: The image currently displayed is deleted.
- Select images: When multiple images in the sequence are selected on the erase
selected images screen (A35), the selected images are deleted.
- Entire sequence: All images in the sequence, including the image currently displayed,
are deleted.
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Editing Still Images
Editing Features
Use the COOLPIX S6400 to edit images in-camera and save them as separate files (E117).
The editing functions described below are available.
Editing function
Quick effects (E20)
Description
Apply a variety of effects to images.
Draw on images, or add decorations to images.
Quick retouch (E25)
Easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have
been enhanced.
D-Lighting (E26)
Create a copy of the current image with enhanced brightness and
contrast, brightening dark portions of the image.
Stretch (E27)
Stretch the current image horizontally to make the subject appear
thinner or wider.
Perspective control
(E28)
Adjust the perspective of pictures taken in landscape orientation.
Apply perspective control similar to that available with shift lenses.
This option is suited to images of buildings or architecture.
Glamour retouch (E29)
Make facial skin tone softer and make faces look smaller with larger
eyes.
Small picture (E31)
Create a small copy of images suitable for use as e-mail attachments.
Crop (E32)
Crop a portion of the image. Use to zoom in on a subject or arrange
a composition.
For information about the rotate image function, see page E77.
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Paint (E22)
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Notes About Image Editing
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• The editing functions of COOLPIX S6400 cannot be used for images captured with another make
or model of digital camera.
• Images captured using Easy panorama (A48) or 3D photography (A50) cannot be edited.
• If no face is detected in an image, a copy cannot be created using the glamour retouch function
(E29).
• When 999 images are already sorted into the X (retouched copies) category in auto sort mode
(E11), images cannot be edited.
• Edited copies created with COOLPIX S6400 may not be displayed properly on another make or
model of digital camera. It may also be impossible to transfer them to a computer using another
make or model of digital camera.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card.
• Images created in Draw scene mode (E2) can only be edited with the paint, small picture, or
crop function.
• To edit an individual image in a sequence of images (E14) when only the key picture is
displayed, perform one of the procedures described below:
- Tap R to display a sequence of images as individual images and select an image in the
sequence.
- Set Sequence display options (E110) in the setup menu to Individual pictures to display
them as individual images and select an image.
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Restrictions on Image Editing
When an edited copy is further modified with another editing function, check the following
restrictions.
Editing function used
Editing functions to use
Paint
The paint, small picture, or crop function can be used.
Quick effects
Retouch
D-Lighting
Stretch
Perspective control
The paint, small picture, glamour retouch, or crop function can be
used.
Glamour retouch
The editing functions other than glamour retouch can be used.
Small picture
Another editing function cannot be used.
Crop
Another editing function cannot be used. However, the paint
function can be applied to cropped copies saved at an image size of
Y (1280×720) pixels or larger.
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• Copies created with editing functions other than the paint function cannot be further edited with
the same function used to create them.
• When combining the small picture or crop function and another editing function, use the small
picture and crop functions after other editing functions have been applied.
• Retouch effects such as the glamour retouch function’s skin softening effect can be applied to
images taken with the skin softening function (E67).
Original and Edited Images
• Copies created with editing functions are not deleted if the original images are deleted. The
original images are not deleted if copies created with editing functions are deleted.
• Edited copies are saved with the same shooting date and time as the original.
• Print order (E73) and protect settings (E71) do not remain effective in edited copies.
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p Quick Effects
Select one of the 30 effects listed below. The effect results can be previewed on the screen
shown in step 2 (E21).
Effect
Description
Pop and Super vivid
Mainly enhances the color saturation.
Painting, High key, Toy camera effect 1,
Toy camera effect 2, Low key, Cross
process (red), Cross process (yellow),
Cross process (green), and Cross process
(blue)
Mainly adjusts hue and creates a different look
for the image.
Soft, Fisheye, Cross screen, and Miniature
effect
Processes images with a variety of effects.
High-contrast monochrome, Sepia,
Cyanotype, and Selective color (12 colors)
Turns multicolor images into single color images.
Selective color transforms all colors, except a
specified color, to black and white.
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Display the image to which you want
to apply an effect in full-frame
playback mode and tap Y.
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• The effect selection screen is displayed.
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2
Tap the desired effect.
Quick effects
• Tap B or C to scroll through the display.
3
Tap I.
Pop
Super vivid
Painting
High key
Toy camera
effect 1
Toy camera
effect 2
Pop
• To exit without saving the edited image, tap f.
When a confirmation screen is displayed, tap
Yes.
4
Tap Yes.
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• A new, edited copy is created.
• Copies created with the quick effects function are indicated by the V icon displayed during
playback (A8).
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U Paint
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M U Paint
1
Use the I, J, K, and L tools to
paint images.
• For more information about using each tool,
see “Write and Draw on images” (E23).
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to display the
image in full-frame playback mode and rotate
the zoom control to g (i) again to enlarge the
image display by 3×. Tap A, D, B or C to
change the portion of the image visible in the
monitor. Rotate the zoom control to f (h) to
return to the original display size.
• Tap e to undo the last operation applied
using the pen, eraser, or decoration tool (up to
the last five operations can be undone).
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Tap I.
• To exit without saving the edited image, tap f.
When a confirmation screen is displayed, tap
Yes.
Undo
Pen
Eraser
Pen
Decoration
Frame
Frame
3
Tap Yes.
• A new, painted copy is created.
• Images taken at an Image mode setting (A69) of l 4608×2592 are saved at a size of n
(1920×1080). Images taken at r 2272×1704 or larger are saved at a size of f (2272×1704)
and images taken at q 1600×1200 or O 640×480 are saved at a size of l (640×480).
• Painted copies are indicated by the d icon displayed during playback (A8).
Using the Paint Tools
Write and Draw on images
Tap I to write or draw on images.
You can change the color and thickness of the pen
using the palette. To hide the palette, tap I or the
image.
• Tap or drag the pen color slider to select pen
color.
• Tap the pen thickness slider to select pen
thickness.
Pen
Pen color
Pen thickness
Erase Paint Tool Additions
Tap J to erase additions to images using the paint
or decoration tool.
You can change the size of the eraser using the
palette. To hide the palette, tap J or the image.
• Tap the eraser size slider to select the size of the
eraser.
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Add Decorations
Tap K to add a decoration.
You can change the decoration type or size using the
palette. To hide the palette, tap K or the image.
• Decoration type can be selected from 14 types.
• Tap the decoration size slider to select the
decoration size.
• When f is selected for the decoration type, f
(day, month, year) and S (day, month, year, time)
options are available.
Decoration type
Decoration
Decoration size
Add a Frame
Tap L to add a frame around the image.
• Tap C or D to display seven different frames
one at a time.
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Frame
Notes About Shooting Date Decoration
• When the shooting date decoration is added to pictures taken at an Image mode setting (E49)
of O 640×480, the shooting date may be difficult to read. Set Image mode to q 1600×1200 or
larger when shooting.
• The date added with the shooting date decoration uses the Date format setting selected in the
setup menu’s Time zone and date item (E90).
• The date and time added with the shooting date decoration are the date and time at which the
picture was taken. These cannot be changed.
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k Quick Retouch: Enhancing Contrast and Saturation
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M
k Quick retouch
1
Choose the degree of enhancement
and tap I.
2
Tap Yes.
Quick retouch
• A new, retouched copy is created.
• Copies created with the quick retouch function are indicated by the s icon displayed
during playback (A8).
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I D-Lighting: Enhancing Brightness and Contrast
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M
I D-Lighting
1
Tap I.
D-Lighting
• The original version is displayed on the left and
the edited version is displayed on the right.
2
Tap Yes.
• A new, edited copy is created.
• Copies created with the D-Lighting function are indicated by the c icon displayed during
playback (A8).
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P Stretch: Stretching Images
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M
P Stretch
Tap q or r, or tap or drag the slider
at the bottom of the screen to adjust
stretch effect.
2
Tap I.
3
Tap Yes.
Stretch
Stretch
• A new, stretched copy is created.
• Stretched copies are indicated by the r icon displayed in playback mode (A8).
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O Perspective Control: Adjusting a Sense of Perspective
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M
O Perspective control
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1
Tap y or z, or tap or drag the slider
at the bottom of the screen to adjust
perspective control.
2
Tap I.
3
Tap Yes.
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Perspective control
Perspective control
• A new, edited copy is created.
• Copies created using the perspective control function are indicated by the q icon
displayed in playback mode (A8).
j Glamour Retouch: Softening Skin and Making Faces
Looking Smaller with Larger Eyes
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M
j Glamour retouch
1
Tap j All or e Skin softening.
• All: Soften facial skin tones, make faces look
smaller, and make eyes look larger.
• Skin softening: Soften facial skin tones.
• The preview screen is displayed.
2
Glamour retouch
All
Preview the result of the effect.
3
Preview
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• Skin tones in up to 12 faces, in the order of that
closest to the center of the frame, are softened.
• Tap Before or After to view the image with or
without the effects.
• If more than one face was retouched, tap M or
Before
N to display a different face.
• To change the effect, tap J to return to step 1.
• Tap I to display the confirmation dialog for saving the new copy.
Skin softening
After
Tap Yes.
• A new, edited copy is created.
• Copies created using the glamour retouch function are indicated by the j (all) or E (skin
softening) displayed in playback mode (A8).
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Notes About Glamour Retouch
• If no faces are detected in the image, the glamour retouch function cannot be used.
• The glamour retouch function may not perform as expected depending on the direction in which
the faces are looking or the brightness of the faces in the image.
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g Small Picture: Reducing the Size of an Image
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M g
Small picture
1
Tap the desired small copy size icon.
Small picture
• The available settings are l 640×480, m
320×240, and n 160×120.
• Images taken at an image mode setting of l
4608×2592 are saved at 640×360 pixels.
Proceed to step 2.
2
Tap I.
Small picture
320 ×
× 240
Tap Yes.
• A new, small copy is created (compression ratio of approximately 1:16).
• Copies created with the small picture function are displayed at a smaller size with the C
icon during playback.
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o Crop: Creating a Cropped Copy
Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor when G is displayed with
playback zoom (A80) enabled. Cropped copies are saved as separate files.
1
2
Enlarge the picture for cropping (A80).
Refine copy composition.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) or f (h) to
adjust the zoom ratio.
• Drag the current image, or tap A B C, or D
so that only the portion to be copied is visible in
the monitor.
2.0
3
Tap G.
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4
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Tap Yes.
• A cropped copy is created.
• Copies created with the crop function are indicated by the a icon displayed during
playback (A8).
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Image Size
• The aspect ratio of the cropped copies is 16:9. As the area to be saved is reduced, the image size
(pixels) of the cropped copy is also reduced.
• When the image size of the cropped copy is 640 × 360, the image is displayed at a smaller size
during playback.
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Cropping the Image in Its Current “Tall” Orientation
Use the Rotate image option (E77) to rotate the image so that it is displayed in landscape
orientation. After cropping the image, rotate the cropped image back to “tall” orientation. The image
displayed in “tall” orientation can be cropped by zooming in on the image until the black bars
displayed on the both sides of the monitor disappear. The cropped image is displayed in landscape
orientation.
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Connecting the Camera to a TV (Viewing Images on a TV)
Connect the camera to a TV to play back images or movies on the TV. If your TV is equipped
with an HDMI jack, a commercially available HDMI cable can be used to connect the camera
to the TV.
1
Turn off the camera.
2
Connect the camera to the TV.
When using the included audio/video cable
Connect the yellow plug to the video-in jack and the white and red plugs to the audio-in jacks
on the TV.
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Yellow
White
Red
When using a commercially available HDMI cable
Connect the plug to the HDMI jack on the TV.
HDMI mini connector (Type C)
3
to HDMI jack
Set the TV’s input to external video input.
• See the documentation provided with your TV for details.
4
Hold down the c button to turn on the
camera.
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• The camera enters playback mode and images are
displayed on the TV.
• The camera monitor remains off while images are
displayed on the television.
• See “Operations with TV Connection” (E36) for more
information.
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Operations with TV Connection
While images are displayed full-frame on the TV, the previous or next image can be viewed by
dragging your finger across the camera monitor.
When the first frame of a movie is displayed, the movie can be played back by tapping the
camera monitor.
• Tap the camera monitor to turn TV display off and display the image in the camera
monitor. When images are displayed in the camera monitor, tap the controls displayed to
operate the camera (only playback mode is available when connected via HDMI).
• Images will be automatically displayed on the TV in the following situations:
- No operations are performed for a few seconds (except when a setting screen, such as a
menu, is displayed).
- A slide show is played back.
- A movie is played back.
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Notes About Connecting the HDMI Cable
An HDMI cable is not included. Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the camera to a
high-definition TV. The output terminal on this camera is an HDMI mini connector (type C). When
purchasing an HDMI cable, be sure that the device end of the cable is an HDMI mini connector.
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Notes About Connecting the Cable
• When connecting the cable, be sure that the plug is properly oriented. Do not force the plug into
the camera. When disconnecting the cable, do not pull the plug at an angle.
• Do not connect cables to the HDMI mini connector (Type C) and to the USB/audio/video output
connector simultaneously.
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If Images Are Not Displayed on the TV
Be sure that the camera’s video mode setting in the TV settings (E105) under the setup menu
conforms to the standard used by your TV.
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Using a TV Remote Control (HDMI Device Control)
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The remote control of an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV can be used to control playback.
It can be used instead of the camera’s touch panel to select images, start and pause movie playback,
scroll playback of images taken using easy panorama, and switch between full-screen playback
mode and six-image thumbnail display, etc.
• Set the HDMI device control setting (E105) of TV settings to On (default setting) and then
connect the camera and TV using an HDMI cable.
• Aim the remote control at the TV when operating it.
• Refer to the TV’s operating instructions for information about the TV’s HDMI-CEC compatibility.
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer (Direct Print)
Users of PictBridge-compatible (F22) printers can connect the camera directly to the printer
and print images without using a computer.
Follow the procedures below to print images.
Take pictures
Select images for printing and
number of copies using
Print order option (E73)
Connect to the printer (E39)
Print images one at a time
(E41)
Print multiple images (E43)
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When printing is complete, turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable
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Notes About Power Source
• When connecting the camera to a printer, use a fully charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
• If the AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately) is used, COOLPIX S6400 can be powered from an
electrical outlet. Do not use any other make or model of AC adapter as it may cause the camera to
heat up or malfunction.
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Connecting the Camera to a Printer
1
2
Turn off the camera.
Turn on the printer.
• Check printer settings.
3
Connect the camera to the printer using the included USB cable.
• Be sure that plugs are properly oriented. Do not attempt to insert plugs at an angle, and do
not use force when connecting or disconnecting the plugs.
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4
The camera is automatically turned on.
• When properly connected, the PictBridge startup screen will be displayed in the camera
monitor, followed by the Print selection screen.
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If the PictBridge Startup Screen Is not Displayed
Turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable. Set the Charge by computer option (E106) in
the camera’s setup menu to Off and reconnect the cable.
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Printing Images
Images saved on a memory card can be printed by transferring the images to a computer or
connecting the camera directly to a printer. The following printing methods are also available:
• Inserting a memory card into a DPOF-compatible printer’s card slot
• Taking a memory card to a digital photo lab
For printing using these methods, specify the images and the number of prints each to the memory
card using the Print order option in the playback menu (E73).
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Printing Individual Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (E39), follow the procedures described
below to print an image.
1
Tap B or C to choose the desired
image and tap I.
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• To more easily find the desired image, rotate the
zoom control to f (h) to switch to 12-image
thumbnail display mode. Rotate the zoom
control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback
mode.
2
Tap Copies.
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0 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
Tap the desired number of copies (up
to nine).
Copies
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4
Tap Paper size.
PictBridge
4 prints
Start print
Copies
Paper size
5
Tap the desired paper size.
• Tap B or C to display the previous or next
page.
• To specify paper size using settings on the
printer, select Default in the paper size option.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
6
Tap Start print.
PictBridge
4 prints
Start print
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Copies
Paper size
7
Printing begins.
• Monitor display returns to the print selection
screen shown in step 1 when printing is
complete.
Printing
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Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
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Printing Multiple Images
After properly connecting the camera to the printer (E39), follow the procedures described
below to print multiple images.
1
When the Print selection screen is
displayed, tap F.
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Tap Paper size.
• To exit the print menu, tap J.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Tap the desired paper size.
• Tap B or C to display the previous or next
page.
• To specify paper size using settings on the
printer, select Default in the paper size option.
Paper size
Default
3.5×5 in.
5×7 in.
100×150 mm
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E43
4
Tap Print selection, Print all images,
or DPOF printing.
Print menu
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Print selection
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Select images (up to 99 images) and the
Print selection
number of copies (up to nine) of each.
• Tap the desired image and tap B or C
at the bottom left of the monitor to
specify the number of copies to be
printed.
1
• Images selected for printing are
indicated by the check mark (y) and
the numeral indicating the number of
copies to be printed. If no copies have been specified for images, the selection is
canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch back to full-frame playback or f (h)
to display 12 thumbnails.
• Tap n to cancel the selection of all images.
• Tap I when setting is complete.
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, tap Start print to start
printing.
Tap Cancel to return to the print menu.
Print selection
10 prints
Start print
Cancel
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Print all images
One copy each of all images saved in the
internal memory, or on the memory card,
is printed.
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, tap Start print to start print.
Tap Cancel to return to the print menu.
Print all images
20 prints
Start print
Cancel
DPOF printing
Print images for which a print order was
created using the Print order option
(E73).
• When the screen shown on the right is
displayed, tap Start print to start
printing. Tap J to return to the print
menu.
• To view the current print order, tap
View images. To print images, tap I.
DPOF printing
20 prints
Start print
View images
View images
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Printing begins.
• Monitor display returns to the print menu shown
in step 2 when printing is complete.
Printing
2 / 20
Cancel
Current number of copies/
total number of copies
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Paper Size
The camera supports the following paper sizes: Default (the default paper size for the printer
connected to the camera), 3.5×5 in., 5×7 in., 100×150 mm, 4×6 in., 8×10 in., Letter, A3, and A4.
Only sizes supported by the printer will be displayed.
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Editing Movies
The desired portions of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file.
1
Play back the desired movie and pause at the start point of the portion
that is to be extracted (A100).
2
Tap G.
• The movie edit screen is displayed.
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3
Tap W (choose start point).
4
Tap X (choose end point).
• Tap G or H to move the end point on the right
edge to the end of the desired portion of the
movie.
Choose start point
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Choose end point
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• When editing begins, the frame where playback
was paused is the start point.
• Tap G or H to move the start point to the
beginning of the desired portion of the movie.
• To cancel editing, tap J.
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When the settings are finished, tap I.
• Tap R (preview) before tapping I to preview
the specified portion of the movie.
• When previewing the movie, you can perform
the operations listed below by tapping the icons
on the control panel.
- X: Adjust volume.
- O/P: Advance or rewind.
- Q/S: Pause or end playback.
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Choose end point
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Tap Yes.
• The edited movie is saved.
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Notes About Movie Editing
• Use a sufficiently charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off during editing. When the
battery level display is B, movie editing is not possible.
• A movie that was created by editing cannot be trimmed again. To trim another area of the movie,
select and edit the original movie.
• Movies are trimmed in one-second intervals, therefore the actual trimmed portion of the movie
may differ slightly from the selected start and end points. Movies cannot be trimmed so that they
are less than two seconds long.
• Editing functions are not available when there is not enough free space in the internal memory or
on the memory card to save the edited copies.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (E117) for more information.
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The Shooting Menu (for A (Auto) Mode)
A Image Mode (Image Size and Quality)
Enter shooting mode M Tap F M A Image mode
You can select the combination of image size and compression ratio that is used when saving
images.
Select the image mode best suited to the manner in which images will be used and the
capacity of the internal memory or memory card.
Image mode*
Q 4608×3456P
Description
Images will be higher quality than P. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:4.
P 4608×3456
R 3264×2448
Best choice in most situations. The compression ratio is approximately
1:8.
r 2272×1704
Smaller size than P, R, or r and therefore allows more images to be
saved. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
O 640×480
Suited to full-screen display on a TV with an aspect ratio of 4:3, or
distribution by e-mail. The compression ratio is approximately 1:8.
l 4608×2592
(default setting)
Images with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are saved. The compression ratio is
approximately 1:8.
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q 1600×1200
* The total number of pixels captured, and the number of pixels captured horizontally and
vertically.
Example: P 4608×3456 = approx. 16 megapixels, 4608 × 3456 pixels
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Notes About Image Mode
• The setting is also applied to other shooting modes.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
• The image mode cannot be selected in Draw, 3D photography, or Easy panorama scene
mode (A40).
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Number of Images That Can Be Saved
The following table lists the approximate number of images that can be saved on a 4 GB memory
card. Note that due to JPEG compression, the number of images that can be saved varies greatly
depending on the composition of the image. In addition, this number may vary depending on the
make of the memory card, even when the memory cards have the same specified capacity.
Check the shooting screen for the number of images that can be saved when saving to the internal
memory (approx. 78 MB).
Image mode
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Q 4608×3456P
380
Approx. 39 × 29/15 × 11.5
760
Approx. 39 × 29/15 × 11.5
R 3264×2448
1520
Approx. 28 × 21/11 × 8
r 2272×1704
3130
Approx. 19 × 14/7.5 × 5.6
6330
Approx. 13 × 10/5.3 × 4
q 1600×1200
l 4608×2592
2
Print size2 (cm/in.)
P 4608×3456
O 640×480
1
Memory card1 (4 GB)
22400
Approx. 5 × 4/2 × 1.5
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Approx. 39 × 22/15 × 8.5
If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures remaining
display shows “9999”.
Print size at an output resolution of 300 dpi. Print sizes are calculated by dividing the number of
pixels by printer resolution (dpi) and multiplying by 2.54 cm (1 in.). However, at the same image
size, images printed at higher resolutions will print smaller than the size indicated, and those
printed at lower resolutions will print larger than the size indicated.
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q/s/r Touch Shooting
Select one of the options listed below.
Option
Description
A
q Touch shutter
(default setting)
Pictures can be taken by simply tapping the monitor.
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s Subject tracking*
Use this option to take pictures of moving subjects. Tap
the subject on which the camera will focus.
The focus area will automatically move to track the
subject.
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r Touch AF/AE
Tap the monitor to set the focus area.
Press the shutter-release button to take the picture with
the focus and exposure achieved with the focus area.
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Focus Area That Can Be Set with Touch Shutter or Touch AF/AE
The focus area that can be set by tapping the monitor when using Touch shutter or Touch AF/AE
varies depending on the shooting mode as described below.
Shooting mode
Available focus area
A (auto) mode (A38)
Scene auto selector, Sports, Party/
indoor, Beach, Snow, Close-up, Food,
Museum, Black and white copy,
Backlighting, and 3D photography scene
modes (A40)
Focus area can be changed onto the subject that is
tapped.1
Special effects mode (A52)
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2
Portrait and Night portrait scene modes
(A40)
Only a border displayed by face detection (A75)
can be selected.1
Landscape, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night
landscape, Fireworks show, and Easy
panorama scene modes (A40)
• The shutter can be released using Touch
shutter, but the focus area cannot be changed.
See “Characteristics of Each Scene” (A42).
• Touch AF/AE cannot be used.
Pet portrait scene mode (A40) (when
pet portrait auto release is set to Off2)
Only a border displayed by pet detection (A49) or
face detection can be selected.1
Smart portrait mode (A54) (when smile
timer is set to Off2)
• When a face is detected: Only a border displayed
by face detection (A75) can be selected.1
• When no face is detected: Focus area can be
changed onto the subject that is tapped.
When the camera detects more than one face, tap a face framed by a single border to set the
focus area on that face.
When enabled, Touch shutter and Touch AF/AE are disabled.
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q Tapping the Monitor to Release the Shutter (Touch Shutter)
Enter shooting mode M tap F M q/s/r Touch shooting M q Touch shutter
Tap the desired subject to take a picture.
• Do not use force when tapping the monitor as this
may cause slight movement of the camera, resulting
in blurred images.
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on
the subject in the center of the frame.
• The shutter-release button can also be used when the
touch shutter option is selected.
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• If X is displayed when the monitor is tapped, the
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Notes About Touch Shutter
• The focus area that can be set varies depending on the shooting mode (E52).
• When taking pictures with Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H:
120 fps, Continuous H: 60 fps, or BSS in Continuous setting (E59) enabled, or in Sports,
Museum, Pet portrait (when Continuous is selected) scene mode (A40), use the shutterrelease button to take pictures. Only one picture can be taken at a time using the touch shutter
function.
• Prevent shooting with accidental tapping of the monitor by changing the touch shooting setting
to Touch AF/AE (E57) (not available in some shooting modes). At this setting, the shutter is not
released when the monitor is tapped.
• When shooting a subject that is not suitable for autofocus, the subject may not be in focus (A77).
• When a subject displayed in the monitor is tapped with the self-timer (A61) enabled, the camera
locks focus and releases the shutter after ten or two seconds.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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s Focusing on a Moving Subject (Subject Tracking)
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M q/s/r Touch shooting M s Subject tracking
• s (subject tracking) is enabled only in A (auto) mode.
1
Register a subject.
• Tap the desired tracking subject in the monitor.
- The subject is registered.
- When the border framing the subject glows
red, the camera is unable to focus. Change the
composition and try again.
• If the tapped area does not contain a subject that
can be registered, X is displayed in the
monitor. Tap an area within X.
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• When a subject is registered, a yellow focus area
is displayed on the subject and the camera
begins tracking the subject.
• Tap another subject to change a subject to
follow.
• To cancel the registration of the subject, tap a
on the right side of the monitor.
• If the camera can no longer track the registered
subject, the focus area will disappear and the
registration will be canceled. Register the subject again.
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Press the shutter-release button to
take a picture.
• The camera focuses on the focus area when the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The
focus area will glow green and focus will be
locked.
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• When the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will flash. Press the shutter-release button
halfway again to focus.
• If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while the focus area is not displayed, the
camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
• Press the shutter-release button all the way down to release the shutter.
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Notes About Subject Tracking
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• Digital zoom is not available.
• The sound of the lens focus motor can be heard when the subject tracking function is working.
• Adjust zoom position and apply shooting settings (A38) before registering the subject. If these
settings are adjusted after the subject has been registered, subject registration will be canceled.
• It may be impossible to register the desired subject, or the camera may be unable to track the
registered subject or may begin tracking a different subject, if the subject is moving rapidly, if
there is a significant amount of camera shake, or if the camera detects a similar subject. The
camera’s ability to accurately track the registered subject is also dependent upon the size and
brightness of the subject.
• In some rare cases, subjects not suitable for autofocus (A77) may be out of focus despite the fact
that the focus area glows green. In this situation, try focus lock shooting (A78) by focusing on
another subject that is the same distance from the camera.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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Touch Shooting Setting
Subject registration with subject tracking will be canceled when the camera is turned off.
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r Tapping the Monitor to Focus (Touch AF/AE)
Enter shooting mode M tap F M q/s/r Touch shooting M r Touch AF/AE
1
Tap the subject on which the camera
focuses.
• u or a double border will be displayed around
the area tapped.
• When digital zoom is in effect, the focus area
cannot be selected.
• To cancel the focus area selection, tap a on the
right side of the monitor.
• If a position on which focus cannot be acquired
is tapped, X will be displayed in the monitor.
Tap an area within X.
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2
Press the shutter-release button to take a
picture.
• Press the shutter-release button halfway to acquire focus
and exposure, and press it all the way down to release the
shutter.
B
Notes About Touch AF/AE
• The focus area that can be set varies depending on the shooting mode (E52).
• When shooting a subject that is not suitable for autofocus, the subject may not be in focus (A77).
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E ISO Sensitivity
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M E ISO sensitivity
When ISO sensitivity is increased, less light is needed when taking pictures.
Higher ISO sensitivity allows darker subjects to be captured. Additionally, even with subjects
of similar brightness, pictures can be taken at faster shutter speeds, and blurring caused by
camera shake and subject movement can be reduced.
• Although higher ISO sensitivity is effective when shooting darker subjects, shooting
without the flash, shooting while using the zoom, etc., images may contain noise.
Option
Description
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Auto (default setting)
Sensitivity is ISO 125 when there is sufficient lighting; the camera
compensates by raising sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when
lighting is dim.
Fixed range auto
Select the range in which the camera automatically adjusts ISO
sensitivity, from ISO 125-400 or ISO 125-800. The camera will not
increase sensitivity beyond the maximum value in the selected range.
Set the maximum value for ISO sensitivity for effective control over
the amount of “grain” that appears in images.
125, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
3200
Sensitivity is locked at the specified value.
B
Notes About ISO Sensitivity
Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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C Continuous Shooting
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M C Continuous
Change settings to continuous or BSS (Best Shot Selector).
Option
Description
One picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
k Continuous H
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, images are
captured continuously at a rate of about 10 fps (when image mode is
set to l 4608×2592). Shooting ends when the shutter-release
button is released, or 7 images have been captured.
m Continuous L
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, up to 19
images are captured continuously at a rate of up to about 2 fps
(when image mode is set to l 4608×2592). Shooting ends when
the shutter-release button is released.
q Pre-shooting cache
Pre-shooting cache makes it easy to capture perfect moments by
saving images from before the shutter-release button was pressed all
the way. Pre-shooting cache shooting begins when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway, and continues when the shutterrelease button is pressed all the way (E61).
• Frame rate: up to 18 fps
• Number of frames:
Up to 5 frames (including up to 2 frames captured in the preshooting cache)
Shooting ends when the shutter-release button is released or when the
maximum number of frames has been shot.
I Continuous H:
120 fps
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 50 frames
are captured at a speed of about 1/120 s or faster.
Image mode is fixed at O (image size: 640 × 480 pixels).
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U Single
(default setting)
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 25 frames
J Continuous H: 60 fps are captured at a speed of about 1/60 s or faster.
Image mode is fixed at M (image size: 1280 × 960 pixels).
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Option
Description
D BSS
(Best Shot Selector)
The “Best Shot Selector” is recommended when shooting with the
flash off or the camera zoomed in, or in other situations in which
inadvertent motion can result in blurred images. When BSS is on, the
camera takes up to ten pictures while the shutter-release button is
held down. The sharpest image in the series is automatically selected
and saved.
W Multi-shot 16
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed,
the camera takes 16 shots at a rate of about 30
fps and arranges them in a single image.
• Image mode is fixed at L (image size: 2560
× 1920 pixels).
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
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Notes About Continuous Shooting
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• When a setting other than Single is selected, flash cannot be used. Focus, exposure, and white
balance are fixed at the values determined with the first image in each series.
• It may take some time to save the images after shooting. The amount of time it takes to finish
saving the images depends on the number of images, image mode, the write speed of the
memory card, etc.
• When ISO sensitivity increases, noise may appear in captured images.
• The frame rate with continuous shooting may vary depending upon the current image mode
setting, the memory card used, or shooting condition.
• When Continuous is set to Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H: 120 fps, Continuous H:
60 fps, or Multi-shot 16, banding or variance in brightness or hue may occur in images that were
captured under lighting that flickers at high speeds, such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or
sodium-vapor lighting.
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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Notes About BSS
BSS is suited for shooting stationary subjects. BSS may not produce the desired results if the subject
moves or the composition changes.
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Pre-shooting Cache
When Pre-shooting cache is selected, shooting begins when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway for 0.5 seconds or longer, and images captured before the shutter-release button is pressed
all the way are saved along with images captured after the shutter-release button is pressed all the
way. Up to 2 images can be saved in the pre-shooting cache.
Press down halfway
Images saved by pressing all the way
• If the number of exposures remaining is less than five, shooting with the pre-shooting cache is not
possible. Before shooting, check that there are five or more exposures remaining.
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Images Captured in Continuous Shooting Mode
• Each time images are captured using Continuous H, Continuous L, Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps, or Continuous H: 60 fps, the captured images are saved as a
“sequence” (E14).
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Images saved by pressing halfway
Press down all the way
More Information
• See “Subjects Not Suitable for Autofocus” (A77) for more information.
• See “Viewing and Deleting Images Captured Continuously (Sequence)” (E14) for more
information.
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w White Balance (Adjusting Hue)
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M w White balance
The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. The human
brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with the result that white
objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent
lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this adjustment by processing images according to the
color of the light source. This is known as “white balance.” For natural colors, select a white
balance setting that matches the light source before shooting.
Although Auto (default setting) can be used under most types of lighting, white balance can
be adjusted to suit the sky conditions or light source and achieve more natural color tones in
the image.
Option
a Auto
(default setting)
Description
White balance is automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions.
b Preset manual
Useful when shooting under unusual lighting (E63).
c Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
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d Incandes.
Use under incandescent lighting.
e Fluorescent
Use under fluorescent lighting.
f Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
g Flash
Use with the flash.
Tap an option to select it and tap I.
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Using Preset Manual
The preset manual option is used with mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with
a strong color cast when the desired effect has not been achieved with white balance
settings like Auto and Incandes. (for example, to make images shot under a lamp with a red
shade look as though they had been shot under white light).
Use the procedure below to measure the white balance value under the lighting used during
shooting.
1
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that will be
used during shooting.
2
Tap F and tap w.
Shooting menu
Image mode Touch shooting
Continuous
3
Tap b and tap I.
White
balance
ISO
sensitivity
Quick effects
Auto
Preset
manual
Daylight
Incandes.
Fluorescent
Cloudy
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White balance
• The lens extends to the zoom position for
measurement.
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4
Frame the white or gray reference
object in the measuring window.
• To apply the most recently measured value for
preset manual instead of taking a new
measurement, tap Cancel. The most recently
measured value is set for white balance, and a
new measurement is not performed.
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Measuring window
5
Tap Measure to measure a new white
balance value.
• The shutter is released and the new white
balance value for preset manual is set. No image
is saved.
• When the monitor display returns to the screen
shown in step 3, tap f to complete the setting.
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B
Preset manual
Cancel
Measure
Notes About White Balance
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
• Set the flash to W (off) when white balance is set to any setting other than Auto and Flash
(A58).
B
Notes About Preset Manual
A value for flash lighting cannot be measured with Preset manual. When shooting using the flash,
set White balance to Auto or Flash.
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p Quick Effects
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M p Quick effects
Enable or disable the quick effects function.
Option
Description
o On (default
setting)
The screen shown on the right
is displayed immediately after
the shutter is released.
Quick effects
• Tap OK to display the effect
selection screen and enable
the quick effects function
(A39).
OK
Cancel
• When you tap Cancel or
when no operations are
performed for about five seconds, the monitor display returns to the
shooting screen.
p Off
Disables the quick effects function (during shooting).
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Notes About Quick Effects
This function cannot be used with some functions (A71).
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G AF Area Mode
Select A (auto) mode M tap F M G AF area mode
Use this option to determine how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
Option
y Center
(default setting)
Description
The camera focuses on the
subject in the center of the
frame.
The focus area is always
displayed in the center of the
screen.
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M Target finding AF
When the camera detects the
main subject, it focuses on that
subject.
See “Using Target Finding AF”
(A74) for more information.
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AF areas
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Notes About AF Area Mode
• When digital zoom is in effect, focus will be on the center of the screen regardless of the AF area
mode setting.
• Autofocus may not perform as expected (A77).
• Some settings cannot be used with other functions (A71).
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The Smart Portrait Menu
• See “The Shooting Menu (for A (Auto) Mode)” (E49) for information about A Image
mode and q/r Touch shooting.
e Skin Softening
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M F Smart portrait mode
M tap F M e Skin softening
Enable skin softening.
Option
S High
Description
p Off
Turns skin softening off.
R Normal (default setting)
The effects of skin softening are not visible when framing pictures for shooting. Check the
degree of skin softening performed in playback mode.
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Q Low
When the shutter is released, the camera detects one or more
human faces (up to three faces), and processes the image to
soften facial skin tones before saving the image. You can select
the amount of effect that is applied.
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y Blink Proof
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M F Smart portrait mode
M tap F M y Blink proof
The camera automatically releases the shutter twice each time a picture is taken. Of the two
shots, one in which the subject’s eyes are open is saved.
Option
Description
Enables blink warning.
Flash cannot be used when
On is selected.
If the camera saved an image
in which the subject’s eyes
may have been closed, the
dialog shown on the right is
displayed for a few seconds.
o On
A blink was detected in the
picture just taken.
p Off (default setting) Turns the blink warning off.
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a Smile Timer
Enter shooting mode M A (shooting mode) button M F Smart portrait mode M tap
F M a Smile timer
The camera detects human faces and then automatically releases the shutter whenever a
smile is detected.
Option
Description
o On (default setting)
Enables smile timer.
p Off
Turns the smile timer off.
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The Playback Menu
• See “Favorite Pictures Mode” (E7) for information about h Favorite pictures and
h Remove from favorites.
• See “Step 6 Delete Unwanted Images” (A34) for information about l Delete.
• See “Editing Still Images” (E17) for information about U Paint and M Retouch.
b Slide Show
Press the c button (playback mode) M tap F M b Slide show
Play back images, saved in the internal memory or on a memory card, one by one in an
automated “slide show.”
1
Tap Start.
Slide show
Start
Effects
Frame intvl
Loop
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• To change the effect, tap x Effects before
tapping Start.
• To change the interval between images, tap y
Frame intvl and select the desired interval
before tapping Start.
• To repeat the slide show automatically, tap m
Loop before tapping Start.
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The slide show begins.
• Tap the monitor to display the operation panel
at the bottom of the screen.
• The screen that appears when the slide show is
paused is displayed after the last slide is played
back.
Tap the icons in the operation panel to perform the corresponding operation. The following
operations are available.
To
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B
Tap
Description
Rewind
O
Tap and hold O to rewind slide show.
Advance
P
Tap and hold P to advance slide show.
Pause
Q
Pause playback.
• To resume playback, tap R displayed at the center of the
screen.
End
S
End slide show.
Notes About Slide Show
• Only the first frame of movies included in a slide show is displayed.
• When Key picture only is selected as the method to display sequences (E14), only the key
picture is displayed.
• Images captured using easy panorama (A48, E3) are displayed full-frame when played in a
slide show. They do not scroll.
• Slide show effects cannot be specified when the camera is connected via HDMI and 3D pictures
are played back in 3D (A51). Classic is automatically selected.
• The maximum playback time is up to 30 minutes even if Loop is enabled (E102).
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d Protect
Protects selected images from accidental deletion.
Note that formatting the camera’s internal memory or the memory card will permanently
delete protected files (E103).
Protected images are indicated by the s icon during playback (A8).
Protecting One Image
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M d Protect
Tap o On.
• The selected image is protected.
• To continue protecting another image, drag the
current image.
• To exit without protecting images, tap J.
Protect
On
Off
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Protecting Multiple Images
Press the c button (playback mode) M switch to thumbnail playback mode (A81) M
tap F M d Protect
1
Tap the desired images to be
protected.
Protect
• When an image is selected, a check mark (y) is
displayed. To cancel the selection, tap the image
again.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to
full-frame playback or f (h) to switch back to
12-thumbnail display.
2
Tap I.
Protect
• The selected images are protected.
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Removing Protection from Images
• To remove protection from an image, display a protected image in full-frame playback
mode, follow the procedure in “Protecting One Image” (E71), and tap Off in “Protecting
One Image”.
• To remove protection from multiple images at a time, uncheck protected images in step 1
of “Protecting Multiple Images”.
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a Print Order (Creating a DPOF Print Order)
When printing images saved on the memory card using any of the following methods, the
Print order option in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders” for printing
on DPOF-compatible devices.
• Inserting the memory card into a DPOF-compatible (F22) printer’s card slot.
• Taking the memory card to a digital photo lab.
• Connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible (F22) printer (E38). A print order
can also be created for images saved in the internal memory if the memory card is
removed from the camera.
• Images selected for printing are indicated by the w icon (A8) during playback.
Creating a Print Order for One Image
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M a Print order
1
Tap the desired number of copies (up
to nine) and tap I.
Print order
• To make a print order for another image, drag
the current image before tapping I.
Print order
Too many images selected.
Remove print marking from
other images?
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• If the total number of images in a print order,
including images just added, exceeds 99, the
screen shown at right will be displayed.
- Tap Yes to remove images previously added
from the print order and restrict the print order
to images just marked.
- Tap Cancel to remove the images just added
from the print order and restrict the print order
to images previously marked.
Cancel
E73
2
Choose whether or not to print
shooting date and photo information.
Print order
• Tap N Date to place w in the checkbox to
imprint the shooting date on the image.
• Tap M Info to place w in the checkbox to
imprint the photo information (shutter speed
and aperture value) on the image.
• Tap I to complete the print order.
Date
Info
Creating a Print Order for Multiple Images
Press the c button (playback mode) M switch to thumbnail playback mode (A81) M
tap F M a Print order
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Tap the desired images to print (up to
99 images) and tap B or C at the
bottom left of the monitor to specify
the number of copies (up to nine) for
each.
Print selection
9
• Images selected for printing can be recognized
by the check mark (y) and the numeral
indicating the number of copies to be printed. If no copies have been specified for images,
the selection is canceled.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to full-frame playback or f (h) to switch back
to 12-thumbnail display.
• Tap n to remove print markings from all images and cancel the print order.
• Tap I when setting is complete.
2
Choose whether or not to print
shooting date and photo information.
• Tap N Date to place w in the checkbox to
imprint the shooting date on all images in the
print order.
• Tap M Info to place w in the checkbox to
imprint the photo information (shutter speed
and aperture value) on all images in the print
order.
• Tap I to complete the print order.
Print order
Date
Info
Canceling Print Order
• To remove a print marking from an image, display an image selected for printing in fullframe playback mode, follow the procedure in “Creating a Print Order for One Image”
(E73), and tap “0” in step 1.
• To remove print markings from multiple images at a time, remove the print markings of
the desired images in step 1 of “Creating a Print Order for Multiple Images” (E74). Tap n
to remove print markings from all images.
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Notes About Printing Shooting Date and Shooting Information
When the Date and Info settings are enabled in the print order option, shooting date and shooting
information are printed on images when a DPOF-compatible (F22) printer that supports printing
of shooting date and shooting information is used.
• Shooting information cannot be printed when the camera is connected to a DPOF-compatible
printer via the included USB cable (E45).
• Note that Date and Info settings are reset each time the Print order option is displayed.
• The date printed is that saved when the image was
captured. Changing the camera’s date using the Date
and time or Time zone in the Time zone and date
option in the setup menu after an image has been
captured has no effect on the date printed on the
image.
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Notes About Print Order
Print orders cannot be created for images captured in 3D photography scene mode.
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Print Date
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Using the Print date option (E95) in the setup menu, shooting date and time can be imprinted
on images at the time of shooting. Images with the date imprinted on them can be printed from
printers that do not support printing of the date on images.
Only the date and time imprinted on images with the print date option will be printed, even if the
Print order date option is enabled.
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f Rotate Image
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M M Retouch M
f Rotate image
Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed during playback.
Still images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
• Tap I or J to rotate the image 90 degrees.
Rotate image
I
J
Rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise
Rotate image
J
Rotate image
I
Rotate 90 degrees
clockwise
• Tap I to finalize display orientation and save the orientation information with the image.
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Notes About Image Rotation
• Images captured with another make or model of digital camera or captured with 3D
photography (A50) cannot be rotated on the COOLPIX S6400.
• Images captured in sequence cannot be rotated when only the key pictures are displayed for
them. First display the images individually, and then rotate the desired image (E14).
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E Voice Memo
Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image M tap F M E Voice memo
Use the camera’s microphone to record voice memos for images.
• The voice memo recording screen is displayed for images that do not have a voice memo,
and the voice memo playback screen is displayed for images that have a voice memo (i.e.,
images that display p in full-frame playback mode).
Recording Voice Memos
• Tap W to record a voice memo (up to about 20
seconds).
• Do not touch the microphone during recording.
• During recording, o flashes in the monitor.
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• Tap S to end recording.
• When recording ends, the voice memo playback
screen is displayed.
• Tap J to return to the playback menu.
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Playing Voice Memos
• Tap R to play the voice memo.
• Tap S to stop playback.
• Tap X during playback to adjust playback
volume.
• f flashes during playback.
• Tap J to return to the playback menu.
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Deleting Voice Memos
Tap E while the screen described in “Playing Voice
Memos” is displayed.
Tap Yes to delete only the voice memo.
File will be deleted. OK?
Yes
B
No
Notes About Voice Memos
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• When an image with a voice memo attached is deleted, both the image and its voice memo are
deleted.
• You cannot delete voice memos attached to protected images (E71).
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for an image that already has a voice memo attached to it. The
current voice memo must be deleted before a new voice memo can be recorded.
• The COOLPIX S6400 cannot record voice memos for images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
• Voice memos cannot be recorded for images captured in sequence when only the key pictures
are displayed for sequences of images. First display the images individually, and then record voice
memos (E14).
More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (E117) for more information.
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h Copy (Copy Between Internal Memory and Memory Card)
Press the c button (playback mode) M tap F M h Copy
Copy images between the internal memory and a memory card.
1
Tap the desired option from the copy
screen.
• q Camera to card: Copy images from
internal memory to memory card.
• r Card to camera: Copy images from
memory card to internal memory.
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Copy
Camera to card
Tap the desired copy option.
• F Selected images: Copy images selected.
Proceed to step 3.
• H All images: Copy all images. When a
confirmation dialog is displayed, tap Yes. Images
are copied. To return to the playback menu
without copying, tap No.
Card to camera
Camera to card
Selected
images
All images
3
Tap the images to be copied.
Copy
• When an image is selected, a check mark is
displayed. To cancel the selection, tap the image
again. A check mark is removed.
• Rotate the zoom control to g (i) to switch to
full-frame playback or f (h) to switch back to
12-thumbnail display.
4
Tap I.
Copy
• When a confirmation dialog is displayed, tap
Yes. Images are copied. To return to the
playback menu without copying, tap No.
Notes About Copying Images
• JPEG-, MOV-, WAV-, and MPO-format files can be copied. Files saved in any other format cannot be
copied.
• If voice memos (E78) are attached to images selected for copying, the voice memos are copied
with the images.
• Operation is not guaranteed with images captured with another make of camera or that have
been modified on a computer.
• When copying images for which Print order (E73) options are enabled, the print order settings
are not copied. However, when copying images for which Protect (E71) is enabled, the protect
setting is copied.
• Images or movies copied from the internal memory or a memory card cannot be displayed in auto
sort mode (E11).
• If an image added to an album (E7) is copied, the copied image is not added to the album.
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C
Notes About Copying Images in a Sequence
• If you select a key picture of a sequence in Selected images when only the key picture is
displayed for the sequence (E14), all images in the sequence are copied.
• If you tap F and select Current sequence after you tap R and display images in a sequence as
individual images, all images in the sequence are copied.
• If you tap R and display images in a sequence as individual images, only Card to camera
(memory card to internal memory) image copy is available.
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If “Memory contains no images.” Is Displayed
If a memory card that contains no images is inserted into the camera, Memory contains no images.
will be displayed when the camera is switched to playback mode. Tap F and tap h Copy to display
the copy options screen and copy the images saved in the camera’s internal memory to the memory
card.
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More Information
See “File and Folder Names” (E117) for more information.
N Choose Key Picture
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Press the c button (playback mode) M select an image in a sequence M
tap R M tap F M N Choose key picture
When Sequence display options (E110) in the setup menu is set to Key picture only,
the key picture displayed in full-frame playback mode (A32) and thumbnail playback mode
(A81) can be set for each sequence of images.
• When the key picture selection screen is displayed, tap an image and tap I.
• The key picture cannot be changed when Sequence display options is set to
Individual pictures.
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The Movie Menu
D Movie Options
Enter shooting mode M tap F M D Movie options
Select the desired movie option to record. Larger image sizes and faster movie bitrates mean
greater image quality and larger movie file sizes.
• The movie bitrate is the volume of movie data recorded per second. Variable bitrate (VBR)
encoding is used to automatically adjust the bitrate depending on the subject being
recorded. When recording movies of a subject with large amounts of motion, the file size
increases.
• See “Movie Options and Maximum Movie Length” (A98) for information about maximum
movie length.
• When recording normal speed movies, select one of the normal speed movie options
(E83), and when recording HS (high speed) movies, select one of the HS movie options
(E84).
Normal Speed Movie Options
Movie bitrate
Description
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
This option is suited to playback on a widescreen
TV.
Approx. 18 Mbps
d HD 1080p
(1920×1080)
Approx. 12.3
Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
This option is suited to playback on a widescreen
TV.
e HD 720p
(1280×720)
Approx. 9 Mbps
Movies with an aspect ratio of 16:9 are recorded.
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Type
c HD 1080pP
(1920×1080)
(default setting)
• The frame rate is approximately 30 fps for all options.
E83
HS Movie Options
Type
Movie bitrate
f HS 60 fps
(1280×720)
Approx. 6 Mbps
g HS 15 fps
(1920×1080)
Approx. 12 Mbps
Description
1/2-speed slow motion movies with a 16:9 aspect
ratio are recorded.
• Max. recording time*: 30 seconds (playback
time: 1 minute)
2× speed fast motion movies with a 16:9 aspect
ratio are recorded.
• Max. recording time*: 2 minutes (playback time:
1 minute)
* The maximum recording time shown here refers only to the portion of the movie that is recorded
in slow motion or fast motion.
Recording Movies in Slow Motion and Fast Motion (HS Movie)
Enter shooting mode M tap F M D Movie options
HS (high speed) movies can be recorded. HS movies can be played back in slow motion at
half the normal playback speed, or in fast motion at twice the normal playback speed.
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1
Tap an HS movie option.
• After selecting the option, tap f to return to the
shooting screen.
Movie options
HD 1080p
(1920×1080)
HD 1080p
(1920×1080)
HS 60 fps
(1280×720)
HS 15 fps
(1920×1080)
HD 720p
(1280×720)
HS movies
E84
2
Press the b (e movie-record) button
to start recording.
• Movie recording starts in HS mode when Open
with HS footage in the movie menu is set to
On.
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When recording HS movies
• Movie recording starts at normal speed when
Open with HS footage in the movie menu is
set to Off. Tap the HS movie switch icon to
switch to HS movie recording at the point where
the camera should record for slow motion or fast
motion playback.
HS movie switch icon
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• When an HS movie reaches the maximum length for HS movies (E84), or when the HS
movie switch icon is tapped, the camera switches to normal speed movie recording. The
camera switches between normal speed movie recording and HS movie recording each
time the HS movie switch icon is tapped.
• When recording HS movies, the maximum movie length display changes and displays the
remaining movie length for HS movie recording.
• The movie options icon changes when switching between HS movie recording and normal
speed movie recording.
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When recording normal speed
movies
Press the b (e movie-record) button to end recording.
E85
B
Notes About HS Movie
• Sound is not recorded.
• Zoom position, focus, exposure, and white balance are locked when the b (e movie-record)
button is pressed to start HS movie recording.
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HS Movie
Recorded movies are played back at about 30 frames per second.
When Movie options (E83) in the movie menu is set to f HS 60 fps (1280×720), movies
that can be played back in slow motion can be recorded. When set to g HS 15 fps
(1920×1080), movies that can be played back in fast motion at a speed two times faster than
normal speed can be recorded.
Portions recorded at f HS 60 fps (1280×720):
High-speed recording is possible for up to 30 seconds, and the captured portion can be played back
in slow motion at a speed two times slower than normal speed.
Recording
30 s
1 min
Playback
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Slow motion playback
(no sound)
Portions recorded at g HS 15 fps (1920×1080):
A movie of up to two minutes in length is recorded when shooting for the purpose of high-speed
playback. Playback is two times faster.
2 min
Recording
Playback
1 min
Fast motion playback
(no sound)
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N Open with HS Footage
Enter shooting mode M tap F M N Open with HS footage
Select whether the camera records normal speed movies or HS movies (slow motion or fast
motion movies) when movie recording starts.
Option
Description
o On (default setting)
Record HS movies when movie recording begins.
p Off
Record normal speed movies when movie recording begins. Tap
the HS movie switch icon (E85) to switch to HS movie recording
at the point where the camera should record for slow motion or
fast motion playback.
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D Movie AF mode
Enter shooting mode M tap F M D Movie AF mode
Select how the camera focuses in movie mode.
Option
Description
A Single AF
(default setting)
Focus is locked when the b (e movie-record) button is pressed to
start recording.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and the
subject will remain fairly consistent.
B Full-time AF
Camera focuses continuously.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and
subject will change significantly during recording. The sound of the
camera focusing may be heard in the recorded movie. Use of Single
AF is recommended to prevent the sound of the camera focusing
from interfering with recording.
• When an HS movie option is selected in Movie options, the setting is fixed at Single AF.
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Y Wind Noise Reduction
Enter shooting mode M tap F M Y Wind noise reduction
Allows you to reduce wind noise during movie recording.
Option
Description
o On
Reduces the sound produced when wind passes over the
microphone. Use when recording movies in locations with strong
winds. Other sounds may become difficult to hear during playback.
p Off
(default setting)
Wind noise reduction is not enabled.
• When an HS movie option is selected in Movie options, the setting is fixed at Off.
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The Setup Menu
Welcome Screen
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Welcome screen
Allows you to configure the welcome screen that is displayed when you turn on the camera.
Option
Description
The camera enters shooting or playback mode without displaying
the welcome screen.
COOLPIX
The camera displays a welcome screen and enters shooting or
playback mode.
Select an image
Displays an image selected for the welcome screen. When the image
selection screen is displayed, tap an image and tap I to set it as the
welcome screen.
• On the image selection
Select image
screen, rotate the zoom
control to g (i) to
switch to full-frame
playback display or f
(h) to switch back to
12-thumbnail display.
• As the selected image
is saved in the camera,
it will be displayed when the camera is turned on even if the
original image is deleted.
• Images captured using Easy panorama or 3D photography,
and copies created at a size of 320 × 240 or smaller using the small
picture (E31) function, cannot be selected.
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None
(default setting)
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Time Zone and Date
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
Option
Description
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Date and time
Set camera clock to current date
and time.
Tap the fields (day, month, year,
hour, and minute) on the
displayed screen to set the date
and time.
• Select a field: Tap the desired
filed.
• Edit the value: Tap A or B.
• Apply the setting: Tap I.
Date format
The available date formats are Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, and
Day/Month/Year.
Time zone
Home time zone (w) can be specified and daylight saving time can be
enabled or disabled. When Travel destination (x) is selected, the time
difference between the travel destination and the home time zone (w) is
automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region are
saved. This can be useful when travelling.
E90
Date and time
D M Y
01
01
2012
00 : 00
Selecting the Travel Destination Time Zone
1
Tap Time zone.
Time zone and date
London, Casablanca
15/11/2012 15:30
Date and time
Date format
Time zone
2
Tap x Travel destination.
• The date and time displayed in the monitor
changes according to the region currently
selected.
Time zone
London, Casablanca
15/11/2012 15:30
Home time zone
Travel destination
3
Tap o.
Time zone
London, Casablanca
15/11/2012 15:30
Home time zone
Travel destination
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• The travel destination screen is displayed.
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4
Tap G or H to choose the travel
destination time zone and tap I.
Travel destination
10:30
-05:00
• If daylight saving time is in effect, tap p to
New York
enable daylight saving time function. W is
Toronto
displayed at the top of the monitor and the
Lima
camera clock is advanced one hour. Tap p
again to disable the daylight saving time
function.
• If the time zone that you want to select is not available, set the appropriate time in Date
and time.
• While the travel destination time zone is selected, the Z icon will be displayed in the
monitor when the camera is in shooting mode.
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w Home Time Zone
• To switch to the home time zone, tap w Home time zone in step 2.
• To change the home time zone, tap w Home time zone in step 2 and perform the same
procedure as for x Travel destination to set the home time zone.
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Daylight Saving Time
When daylight saving time starts or ends, turn the daylight saving time function on or off from the
time zone selection screen displayed in step 4.
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Imprinting Date on Images
Enable the Print date option (E95) in the setup menu after the date and time have been set.
When the Print date option is enabled, images will be saved with shooting date imprinted on
them.
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Monitor Settings
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Monitor settings
Set the options below.
Option
Description
Photo info
Select information displayed in the monitor during shooting and playback.
Image review
This setting determines whether or not the captured image is displayed
immediately after shooting. The default setting is On.
Brightness
Select from five settings for monitor brightness. The default setting is 3.
Photo Info
Select whether or not the photo information is displayed in the monitor.
Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Auto info
(default setting)
4/
4
If no operations are performed for a few seconds, some of the control icons
and information are hidden.
To display the control icons and information again, tap A during shooting or
tap the monitor during playback.
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Shooting mode
Playback mode
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Framing
grid+auto info
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1010
4/
The current settings or operation
guide is displayed as in Auto info.
Movie frame
The current settings or operation
guide is displayed as in Auto info.
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Movie
frame+auto info
25 0
1010
In addition to information shown with
Auto info, a frame is displayed before
recording begins that represents the
area that will be captured when
recording movies.
It is not displayed when recording
movies.
B
Notes About Monitor Settings
When Quick effects (E65) is set to On, Image review is fixed at On.
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4
In addition to information shown with
Auto info, a framing grid is displayed
to help frame pictures. It is not
displayed when recording movies.
Print Date (Imprinting Date and Time)
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Print date
The shooting date and time can be imprinted on the
images when shooting, allowing the information to be
printed even from printers that do not support date
printing (E76).
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Option
Description
f Date
S Date and time
Date is imprinted on images.
Date and time are imprinted on images.
p Off
(default setting)
Date and time are not imprinted on images.
The current setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A6). No indicator is
displayed when Off is selected.
Notes About Print Date
• Imprinted dates form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted. The date and time
cannot be imprinted on images after they have been captured.
• The date cannot be imprinted in the following situations:
- When using Night portrait (when Hand-held is selected), Night landscape (when Handheld is selected), Backlighting (when HDR is set to On), Easy panorama, or 3D
photography scene mode
- When the continuous shooting setting (A69) is set to Pre-shooting cache, Continuous H:
120 fps, or Continuous H: 60 fps.
- When shooting movies
• Dates imprinted at an Image mode setting (E49) of O 640×480 may be difficult to read. Select
an Image mode setting of q 1600×1200 or larger when using print date.
• The date is saved using the format selected in the setup menu’s Time zone and date item
(A20, E90).
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E95
C
Print Date and Print Order
When printing with a DPOF-compatible printer that can print the shooting date and shooting
information, you can use the Print order option (E73) to print this information on images, even if
the Print date function was set to Off at the time of shooting.
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Vibration Reduction
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Vibration reduction
Reduce the effects of camera shake while shooting. Vibration reduction effectively reduces
blur, caused by slight hand movement known as camera shake, which commonly occurs
when shooting with zoom applied or at slow shutter speeds. The effects of camera shake are
reduced when recording movies, in addition to when taking still pictures.
Set Vibration reduction to Off when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
Option
Description
g On
(default setting)
Vibration reduction is enabled.
p Off
Vibration reduction is disabled.
The current setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A6). No icon is
displayed when Off is selected.
Notes About Vibration Reduction
• After turning on the camera or after switching from playback mode to shooting mode, wait for the
shooting mode screen to be displayed completely before taking pictures.
• Due to characteristics of the vibration reduction function, images displayed in the camera’s
monitor immediately after shooting may be displayed blurry.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake in some
situations.
• When Tripod is selected in Night landscape or Night portrait scene mode, vibration reduction
is turned off.
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Motion Detection
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Motion detection
Enable motion detection to reduce the effects of subject movement and camera shake when
shooting still images.
Option
Description
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U Auto
(default setting)
When the camera detects subject movement or camera shake, the
ISO sensitivity and shutter speed are automatically increased to
reduce blurring.
However, motion detection does not function in the following
situations:
• When the flash fires.
• When Touch shooting (E51) is set to Subject tracking.
• When ISO sensitivity (E58) is set to any setting other than
Auto.
• When Continuous (E59) is set to any setting other than Single
or BSS.
• In the following scene modes: Sports (A43), Night portrait
(A43), Dusk/dawn (A44), Night landscape (A45), Museum
(A46), Fireworks show (A46), Backlighting (A47), Easy
panorama (A48), Pet portrait (A49), and 3D photography
(A50)
p Off
Motion detection is disabled.
The current setting can be confirmed in the monitor when shooting (A6). When the camera
detects camera shake or subject movement, it increases shutter speed and the motion
detection icon turns green. No icon is displayed when Off is selected.
B
Notes About Motion Detection
• Motion detection may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of subject movement and
camera shake in some situations.
• Motion detection may not function if the subject exhibits significant movement or is too dark.
• The images captured using motion detection may be somewhat “grainy” in appearance.
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AF Assist
Tap F M z (setup menu) M AF assist
Enable or disable AF-assist illuminator, which assists autofocus operation when the subject is
dimly lit.
Option
Description
s Auto
(default setting)
AF-assist illuminator will be used to assist the focus operation when
the subject is dimly lit. The illuminator has a range of about 1.9 m (6 ft
3 in.) at the maximum wide-angle position and about 1.5 m (4 ft
11 in.) at the maximum telephoto position.
Note that for some scene modes (such as Museum (A46) and Pet
portrait (A49)) or focus areas, the AF-assist illuminator may not
light even when Auto is selected.
p Off
AF-assist illuminator does not light. The camera may be unable to
focus under dim lighting.
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Digital Zoom
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Digital zoom
Enable or disable digital zoom.
Option
Description
o On
(default setting)
When the camera is zoomed in to the maximum optical zoom
position, rotating the zoom control to g (i) triggers digital zoom
(A29).
p Off
Digital zoom will not be activated.
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B
Notes About Digital Zoom
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses at the center of the frame.
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following situations.
- When Touch shooting is set to Subject tracking
- When Continuous is set to Multi-shot 16
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait, Night portrait, Night landscape, Backlighting (when
HDR is set to On), Easy panorama, Pet portrait, or 3D photography is selected in scene
mode
- When smart portrait mode is selected
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Sound Settings
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Sound settings
Adjust the following sound settings.
Option
Description
Button sound
Select On (default setting) or Off. When On is selected, a beep will
sound once when operations are completed successfully, twice
when the camera acquires focus on the subject, and three times
when an error is detected. Start-up sound will also play when the
camera is turned on.
Shutter sound
Select On (default setting) or Off.
The shutter sound is disabled even if On is selected, when using any
continuous shooting settings other than Single (E59) or when
recording movies.
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Notes About Sound Settings
Button sounds and the shutter sound are disabled when using the Pet portrait scene mode.
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Auto Off
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Auto off
If no operations are performed for a specified amount of time, the monitor turns off and the
camera enters standby mode (A25).
This setting determines the amount of time that passes before the camera enters standby
mode. You can select 30 s, 1 min (default setting), 5 min, or 30 min.
C
When the Monitor Has Turned Off to Save Power
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• When the camera is in standby mode, the power-on lamp flashes.
• If no operations are performed for approximately another three minutes, the camera will turn off
automatically.
• When the power-on lamp is flashing, pressing any of the following buttons will turn the monitor
back on:
Power switch, shutter-release button, A button, c button, or b (e movie-record) button
C
Notes About Auto Off
• The time that passes before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following situations:
- When a menu is displayed: Three minutes minimum (or 5 min or 30 min, if these settings are
selected)
- During slide show playback: Up to 30 minutes
- When the AC Adapter EH-62G is connected: 30 minutes
- When an audio video cable or HDMI cable is connected: 30 minutes
• The camera does not enter standby mode when transferring images using an Eye-Fi card.
E102
Format Memory/Format Card
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Format memory/Format card
Use this option to format the internal memory or a memory card.
Formatting the internal memory or memory cards permanently deletes all data. Data
that has been deleted cannot be restored. Be sure to transfer important images to a
computer before formatting.
Formatting the Internal Memory
To format the internal memory, remove the memory
card from the camera. The Format memory option
is displayed in the setup menu.
Format memory
All images will
be deleted! OK?
Yes
No
Formatting Memory Cards
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the
Format card option is displayed in the setup menu.
Format card
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All images will
be deleted! OK?
Yes
B
No
Notes About Formatting Internal Memory and Memory Cards
• Album icon settings (E10) are reset to their default settings (number icons) when the internal
memory or memory card is formatted.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover during
formatting.
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera.
E103
Language
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Language
Select one of 31 languages for display of camera menus and messages.
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Czech
Romanian
Danish
Finnish
German
Swedish
(default setting)
Vietnamese
Spanish
Turkish
Greek
Ukrainian
French
Arabic
Indonesian
Bengali
Italian
Simplified Chinese
Hungarian
Traditional Chinese
Dutch
Hindi
Norwegian
Japanese
Polish
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Tamil
European Portuguese
Thai
Russian
TV Settings
Tap F M z (setup menu) M TV settings
Adjust settings for connection to a TV.
Option
Description
Select from NTSC and PAL.
HDMI
Select a resolution for HDMI output from Auto (default setting),
480p, 720p, or 1080i. When Auto is selected, the option best suited
to the TV to which the camera is connected is automatically selected
from 480p, 720p, or 1080i.
HDMI device control
Select whether or not the camera can receive signals from a TV that
supports the HDMI-CEC standard when it is connected to the TV via
HDMI. When On (default setting) is selected, the TV’s remote control
can be used to control the camera during playback. See “Using a TV
Remote Control (HDMI Device Control)” (E37) for more
information.
HDMI 3D output
Set the method used to output 3D images captured with this camera
to HDMI devices.
Select On (default setting) to play back 3D images in 3D.
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Video mode
HDMI and HDMI-CEC
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a multimedia interface. HDMI-CEC (HDMI-Consumer
Electronics Control) allows compatible devices to inter-operate.
E105
Charge by Computer
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Charge by computer
Select whether or not the battery inserted into the camera is charged when the camera is
connected to a computer via the USB cable (A86).
Option
Description
Auto
(default setting)
When the camera is connected to a computer that is running, the
battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using
power supplied by the computer.
Off
The battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera
is connected to a computer.
B
Notes About Charging with Connection to a Computer
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• The battery cannot be charged, nor can data be transferred, when the camera is connected to a
computer before the camera’s display language and date and time have been set (A20). If the
camera’s clock battery (A22) has been exhausted, the date and time must be reset before the
battery can be charged or images can be transferred with connection to a computer. In this case,
use the Charging AC Adapter EH-69P (A16) to charge the battery and then set the camera’s date
and time.
• If the camera is turned off, charging will also stop.
• If the computer enters sleep mode while charging, charging will stop and the camera may turn off.
• When disconnecting the camera from the computer, turn the camera off and then disconnect the
USB cable.
• About 3 hours and 15 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. Charging time
increases when images are transferred while the battery is charging.
• When the camera is connected to a computer, an application installed on the computer, such as
Nikon Transfer 2, may start. If the camera was connected to the computer for the sole purpose of
charging the battery, exit the application.
• The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for 30 minutes
after the battery has finished charging.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings, and power supply and allocation, it may be
impossible to charge the battery using a computer connection while it is inserted into the camera.
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B
Notes About Connecting the Camera to a Printer
• The battery cannot be charged with connection to a printer, even if the printer complies with the
PictBridge standard.
• When Auto is selected for Charge by computer, it may be impossible to print images with direct
connection of the camera to some printers. If the PictBridge startup screen is not displayed in the
monitor after the camera is connected to a printer and turned on, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable. Set Charge by computer to Off and reconnect the camera to the
printer.
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The Charge Lamp
The following chart explains charge lamp status when the camera is connected to a computer.
Status
Description
Battery charging.
Off
Battery not charging.
If the charge lamp changes from slow flashing (green) to off while the
power-on lamp is lit, charging is complete.
Flashes quickly (green)
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the
battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F
to 95°F).
• The USB cable is not connected correctly, or the battery is faulty.
Make sure the USB cable is connected correctly and replace the
battery if necessary.
• The computer is in sleep mode and is not supplying power. Wake
up the computer.
• The battery cannot be charged because the computer cannot
supply power to the camera due to the computer’s settings or its
specifications.
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Flashes slowly (green)
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Blink Warning
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Blink warning
Select whether or not the camera detects human subjects that have blinked when shooting
in the following situations:
• When the camera recognizes a human face as the main subject (A74) in A (auto) mode
with AF area mode set to Target finding AF.
• When the camera detects a face (A75) in Scene auto selector (A42), Portrait (A42),
or Night portrait (A43) scene mode.
Option
Description
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On
When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may
have blinked in an image captured using face detection, the Did
someone blink? screen is displayed in the monitor.
The face of the human subject that may have blinked when the
shutter was released is framed by a yellow border. Should this occur,
check the image and determine whether or not another image
should be captured.
See “The Blink Warning Screen” (E109) for more information.
Off
(default setting)
Blink warning is disabled.
B
Notes About Blink Warning
The blink warning does not function at continuous settings other than Single (E59).
E108
The Blink Warning Screen
When the Did someone blink? screen shown on
the right is displayed in the monitor, the operations
described below are available.
If no operations are performed within a few seconds,
the camera automatically returns to shooting mode.
Function
Did someone blink?
Description
Enlarge the detected
face that blinked
Rotate the zoom control to g (i).
Switch to full-frame
playback
Rotate the zoom control to f (h).
Select the face to be
displayed
If the camera detects that more than one human subject blinked, tap
M or N to switch the display to another face.
Delete the image
Tap E.
Switch to shooting
mode
Tap I or press the shutter-release button.
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Sequence Display Options
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Sequence display options
Choose the method used to display a series of images shot continuously (sequence) (E14)
when viewing them in full-frame playback mode (A32) and in thumbnail playback mode
(A81).
Settings are applied to all sequences, and the setting is saved in the camera’s memory even if
the camera is turned off.
Option
Description
L Individual pictures
Set all pictures in all sequences to be displayed individually. h is
displayed on the playback screen (A8).
K Key picture only
(default setting)
Set all sequences to be displayed using their key pictures only.
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Eye-Fi Upload
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Eye-Fi upload
Option
Description
b Enable
(default setting)
Upload images created by the camera to a preselected destination.
c Disable
Images will not be uploaded.
B
Notes About Eye-Fi Cards
C
Eye-Fi communication indicator
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• Note that images will not be uploaded if signal strength is insufficient even if Enable is selected.
• Select Disable where wireless devices are prohibited.
• Refer to the instruction manual of your Eye-Fi card for more information. In the event of
malfunction, contact the card manufacturer.
• The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on and off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions.
• The camera is not compatible with the endless memory function. When it is set on a computer,
disable the function. If the endless memory function is enabled, the number of pictures taken may
not be displayed correctly.
• Eye-Fi cards are for use only in the country of purchase. Observe all local laws concerning wireless
devices.
• Leaving the setting as Enable will result in the battery being depleted in a shorter period of time.
The communication status of the Eye-Fi card in the camera can be confirmed on the monitor (A6).
• w: Eye-Fi upload is set to Disable.
• x (lights): Eye-Fi upload enabled; waiting to begin upload.
• x (flashes): Eye-Fi upload enabled; uploading data.
• y: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no images available for upload.
• z: An error occurred. The camera cannot control the Eye-Fi card.
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Reset All
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Reset all
When Reset is selected, the camera’s settings will be restored to their default values.
Basic Shooting Functions
Option
Default value
Flash mode (A58)
Auto
Self-timer (A61)
Off
Macro mode (A63)
Off
Exposure compensation (A65)
0.0
Shooting Menu
Option
Image mode (E49)
Default value
l 4608×2592
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Touch shooting (E51)
Touch shutter
ISO sensitivity (E58)
Auto
Continuous (E59)
Single
White balance (E62)
Auto
Quick effects (E65)
On
AF area mode (E66)
Center
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Scene Mode
Option
Default value
Scene setting in the shooting mode selection
menu (A40)
Scene auto selector
Scene effect adjustment slider (A41)
Center
Night portrait (A43)
Hand-held
Night landscape (A45)
Hand-held
HDR in backlighting scene mode (A47)
Off
Easy panorama (A48)
Normal (180°)
Continuous shooting in pet portrait mode
(A49)
Continuous
Pet portrait auto release in pet portrait mode
(A49)
On
Special Effects Mode
Option
Special effects setting in the shooting mode
selection menu (A52)
Default value
Soft
Option
Default value
Skin softening (E67)
Normal
Blink proof (E68)
Off
Smile timer (E68)
On
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Smart Portrait Menu
Movie Menu
Option
Default value
Movie options (E83)
HD 1080pP (1920×1080)
Open with HS footage (E87)
On
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Option
Default value
Movie AF mode (E88)
Single AF
Wind noise reduction (E88)
Off
Setup Menu
Option
Welcome screen (E89)
Default value
None
Photo info (E93)
Auto info
Image review (E93)
On
Brightness (E93)
3
Print date (E95)
Off
Vibration reduction (E97)
On
Motion detection (E98)
Auto
AF assist (E99)
Auto
Digital zoom (E100)
On
Button sound (E101)
On
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Shutter sound (E101)
On
Auto off (E102)
1 min
HDMI (E105)
Auto
HDMI device control (E105)
On
HDMI 3D output (E105)
On
Charge by computer (E106)
Auto
Blink warning (E108)
Off
Sequence display options (E110)
Key picture only
Eye-Fi upload (E111)
Enable
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Others
Option
Paper size (E41, E43)
Default value
Default
Slide show effects (E69)
Classic
Frame interval for slide show (E69)
3s
• Selecting Reset all also clears the current file number (E117) from memory. Numbering
will continue from the lowest number available. To reset file numbering to “0001”, delete
all images saved in the internal memory or on the memory card (A34) before selecting
Reset all.
• The following menu settings will remain unaffected when menus are reset with Reset all.
Shooting menu: Preset manual data (E63) acquired for White balance
Playback menu: Choose key picture (E82)
Setup menu: Time zone and date (E90), Language (E104), and Video mode
(E105) under TV settings
Others: Favorite album icon (E10)
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Firmware Version
Tap F M z (setup menu) M Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
Firmware version
COOLPIX S6400 Ver.x.x
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File and Folder Names
Images, movies, or voice memos are assigned file names as follows.
D S CN 0 00 1 . J PG
Identifier (not shown on camera monitor)
Original still images (voice
memo attachment included)
and movies
DSCN
SSCN
Cropped copies (voice memo
attachment included)
RSCN
Images created by an image
editing function other than
small picture or crop* (voice
memo attachment included),
and movies created by the
movie editing function
FSCN
Copies created in Draw scene
mode
MSCN
Still images
.JPG
Movies
.MOV
Voice memos
.WAV
3D images
.MPO
File number (assigned automatically in
ascending order, starting with “0001”)
* Including images edited using the quick effects function (A39) in A (auto) mode
• Files are saved in folders named with a folder number followed by “NIKON” (e.g.
“100NIKON”). When the number of files within a folder reaches 9999, a new folder will be
created. File numbers will be assigned automatically starting with “0001”.
• Voice memo file names have the same identifier and file number as the image to which
the voice memo is attached.
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Small copies (voice memo
attachment included)
Extension (indicates file format)
E117
• Files copied using Copy>Selected images are copied to the current folder, where they
are assigned new file numbers in ascending order starting from the largest file number in
memory. Copy>All images copies all folders from the source medium; file names do not
change but new folder numbers are assigned in ascending order, starting from the largest
folder number on the destination medium (E80).
• A single folder can hold up to 200 images; if the current folder already contains 200
images, a new folder, named by adding one to the current folder name, will be created the
next time an image is captured. If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains 200
images, or an image is numbered 9999, no further images can be captured until the
internal memory or memory card is formatted (E103), or a new memory card is inserted.
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E118
Optional Accessories
Battery charger
Battery Charger MH-66
(Charging time when no charge remains: Approx. 1 h 50 min)
AC Adapter EH-62G (connect as shown)
1
2
3
AC adapter
Be sure that the power connector cord has been properly aligned in
power connector and battery chamber grooves before closing the
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. If part of the cord runs out of
the grooves, the cover or cord may be damaged when the cover is closed.
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Error Messages
Display
A
Cause/Solution
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O (flashes)
Clock not set.
Set date and time.
E90
Battery exhausted.
Charge or replace battery.
14, 16
Battery temperature
high
Battery temperature is high.
Turn off camera, and allow battery to cool down before
resuming use. After five seconds, this message will
disappear, the monitor will turn off, and the power-on lamp
will flash quickly. After the lamp flashes for three minutes,
the camera will turn off automatically. Pressing the power
switch also turns off the camera.
25
The camera will turn off
to prevent overheating.
Inside of the camera has become hot.
Turn off camera, and allow battery to cool down before
resuming use.
–
Q (● flashes red)
Camera cannot focus.
• Refocus.
• Use focus lock.
Please wait for the
camera to finish
recording.
Camera cannot perform other operations until saving is
complete.
Wait until message clears from display automatically when
saving is complete.
–
Memory card is write
protected.
Write-protect switch is in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to “write” position.
–
Write-protect switch of Eye-Fi card is in “lock” position.
Slide the write-protect switch to “write” position.
–
Error accessing Eye-Fi card.
• Check that terminals are clean.
• Confirm that Eye-Fi card is correctly inserted.
18
Not available if Eye-Fi
card is locked.
E120
30, 77
78
Display
This card cannot be
used.
This card cannot be
read.
Card is not formatted.
Format card?
Yes
No
Error accessing memory card.
• Use approved card.
• Check that terminals are clean.
• Confirm that memory card is correctly inserted.
18, F23
Memory card has not been formatted for use in COOLPIX
S6400.
Formatting deletes all data saved on the memory card. If
you need to keep copies of any images, make sure to tap
No and save the copies to a computer or other medium
before formatting the memory card. Tap Yes to format the
memory card.
F5
Memory card is full.
• Select smaller image size.
Out of memory.
• Delete images.
• Insert new memory card.
• Remove memory card and use internal memory.
69,
E49
34, 100
18
19
Error occurred while saving image.
Format internal memory or memory card.
E103
Camera has run out of file numbers.
Insert a new memory card or format internal memory or
memory card.
E103,
E117
Image cannot be used for welcome screen.
The following images cannot be registered as welcome
screen.
• Images captured using Easy panorama and 3D
photography
• Images reduced to 320 × 240 size or smaller with small
image editing
E89
Insufficient space to save a copy.
Delete images from destination.
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Image cannot be saved.
A
Cause/Solution
E121
Display
A
Cause/Solution
Album is full. No further
pictures can be added.
200 images have already been added to album.
• Remove some images from album.
• Add to other albums.
E9
E7
Sound file cannot be
saved.
A voice memo cannot be attached to this file.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Select an image captured with this camera.
–
E79
A blink was detected in
the picture just taken.
One or more portrait subjects may have blinked when the
picture was taken.
Check the image in playback mode.
Image cannot be
modified.
Cannot edit selected image.
• Select images that support editing function.
• Movies cannot be edited.
Cannot record movie.
Time out error while saving movie on the memory card.
Select memory card with faster write speed.
No images in the internal memory or memory card.
• Remove the memory card from the camera to play back
images saved in the camera’s internal memory.
• To copy the images saved in the camera’s internal
memory to the memory card, tap F and tap h Copy.
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Memory contains no
images.
No images have been added to the selected album.
• Add images to the album.
• Select an album to which images are added.
32,
E68
E19
–
18
18
E80
E7
E8
No images are contained in the category selected in auto
sort mode.
Select the category containing the sorted images.
E11
This file cannot be
played back.
File not created with this camera.
File cannot be viewed on this camera.
View file using a computer or the devices used to create or
edit this file.
–
All images are hidden.
No images available for a slide show.
E69
File contains no image
data.
E122
Display
A
Cause/Solution
Image is protected.
Disable protection.
E71
Travel destination is in
the current time zone.
Destination in same time zone as home.
–
Could not shoot using easy panorama.
Shooting with easy panorama may not be possible in the
following situations.
• When shooting does not end after a certain amount of
time.
• When the camera is moved too fast.
• When the camera is not moved properly in the panorama
direction.
E3
Shooting failed
When taking 3D pictures, the first shot could not be
successfully taken.
• Try shooting again.
• In some shooting conditions, such as when the subject is
moving, dark, or low in contrast, shooting may not be
possible.
50
Failed to take second
shot
When taking 3D images, the second shot could not be
successfully taken after the first shot.
• Try shooting again. After taking the first shot, move the
camera horizontally and frame the subject so that it is
aligned with the guide.
• In some shooting conditions, such as when the subject is
moving, dark, or low in contrast, the second shot may not
be taken.
50
Failed to save 3D image
Failed to save the 3D images.
• Try shooting again.
• Delete unnecessary images.
• 3D images may not be created depending on the
shooting conditions, such as when the subject is moving,
dark, or low in contrast, and they cannot be saved.
Unable to create
panorama.
Unable to create
panorama. Pan the
camera in one direction
only.
Unable to create
panorama. Pan the
camera more slowly.
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This image cannot be
deleted.
50
34
–
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Display
A
Cause/Solution
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Lens error
Lens error.
Turn camera off and then on again. If error persists, contact
retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
24
Communications error
Error occurred during communication with printer.
Turn camera off and reconnect USB cable.
E39
System error
Error has occurred in camera’s internal circuitry.
Turn camera off, remove and reinsert battery, and turn
camera on. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikonauthorized service representative.
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Printer error: check
printer status.
Printer error.
Check printer. After solving the problem, tap Resume to
resume printing.*
–
Printer error: check
paper
Specified size of paper is not loaded in printer.
Load the specified paper size and tap Resume to resume
printing.*
–
Printer error: paper jam
Paper has jammed in printer.
Remove the jammed paper and tap Resume to resume
printing.*
–
Printer error: out of
paper
No paper is loaded in printer.
Load the specified paper size and tap Resume to resume
printing.*
–
Printer error: check ink
Ink error.
Check ink and tap Resume to resume printing.*
–
Printer error: out of ink
Running out of ink or ink cartridge is empty.
Replace ink cartridge and tap Resume to resume printing.*
–
Printer error: file corrupt
An error occurred with the image file to be printed.
Tap Cancel to cancel printing.
–
* See the documentation provided with your printer for further guidance and information.
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Technical Notes and Index
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance .................. F2
The Camera.....................................................................................................................F2
The Battery......................................................................................................................F3
Charging AC Adapter ..................................................................................................F4
Memory Cards................................................................................................................F5
Cleaning and Storage.....................................................F6
Troubleshooting............................................................. F7
Specifications................................................................F17
Supported Standards ............................................................................................... F22
Approved Memory Cards ....................................................................................... F23
Index ..............................................................................F25
F1
Technical Notes and Index
Cleaning...........................................................................................................................F6
Storage .............................................................................................................................F6
Maximizing Camera Life and Performance
The Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of this Nikon product, observe the precautions described
below in addition to the warnings in “For Your Safety” (Aviii-x) when using or storing the
device.
B
Do Not Drop
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration.
B
Handle the Lens and All Moving Parts with Care
Do not apply force to the lens, lens cover, monitor, memory card slot, or battery chamber. These
parts are easily damaged. Applying force to the lens cover could result in camera malfunction or
damage to the lens. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by
broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes
or mouth.
B
Keep Dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
B
Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature
Technical Notes and Index
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold day,
can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place the device in a
carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
B
Keep away from Strong Magnetic Fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic
radiation or magnetic fields. Strong static charge or the magnetic fields produced by equipment
such as radio transmitters could interfere with the monitor, damage data saved on the memory card,
or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
F2
B
Do Not Point the Lens at Strong Light Sources for Extended Periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when using or
storing the camera. Intense light may cause deterioration of the image sensor, producing a white
blur effect in photographs.
B
Turn the Product off Before Removing or Disconnecting the Power Source
Do not remove the battery while the product is on, or while images are being saved or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry.
B
Notes About the Monitor
• Monitors and electronic viewfinders are constructed with extremely high precision; at least 99.99%
of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being missing or defective. Hence while these
displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this is
not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the device.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlight. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your
Nikon-authorized service representative.
The Battery
Be sure to read and follow the warnings in “For Your Safety” (Aviii-x) before use.
F3
Technical Notes and Index
• Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if necessary. Do
not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in reduced battery
performance. Whenever possible, carry a fully charged spare battery when taking pictures on
important occasions.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C (104°F).
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) before use.
• When charging the battery inserted into the COOLPIX S6400 using the Charging AC Adapter
EH-69P or a computer, the battery is not charged at battery temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or
above 45°C (113°F).
• Note that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool before charging.
Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair its performance, or prevent
it from charging normally.
Technical Notes and Index
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. If an exhausted battery is used at a low
temperature, the camera will not turn on. Be sure that the battery is fully charged before heading
outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and exchange as
necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning. Should the battery
terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
• If the battery will not be used for some time, insert it in the camera and completely exhaust it
before removing it for storage. The battery should be stored in a cool location with an ambient
temperature of 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold
locations.
• Always remove the battery from the camera or optional battery charger when it is not being used.
When inserted, minute amounts of current are drawn from the battery even when not in use. This
may result in excessive draining of the battery and complete loss of function. Turning the camera
on or off while the battery is exhausted can result in reduced battery life.
• Recharge the battery at least once every six months and completely exhaust it before returning it
to storage.
• After removing the battery from the camera or optional battery charger, put the battery in the
included battery case and store it in a cool place.
• A marked drop in the time a fully-charged battery retains its charge, when used at room
temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new EN-EL19 battery.
• Replace the battery when it no longer holds a charge. Used batteries are a valuable resource.
Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
Charging AC Adapter
Be sure to read and follow the warnings in “For Your Safety” (Aviii-x) before use.
• The Charging AC Adapter EH-69P is for use only with compatible devices. Do not use with another
make or model of device.
• The EH-69P is compatible with AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets. When using in other
countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as necessary. For more information about
plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than Charging
AC Adapter EH-69P or USB-AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in
overheating or in damage to the camera.
F4
Memory Cards
F5
Technical Notes and Index
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards. See “Approved Memory Cards” (F23) for recommended
memory cards.
• Observe the precautions noted in the documentation included with your memory card.
• Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this camera, be
sure to format it with this camera. We recommend formatting new memory cards with this camera
before using them with this camera.
• Note that formatting a memory card permanently deletes all images and other data on the
memory card. If there is data saved on the memory card that you wish to keep, copy that data to
a computer before formatting.
• If the message Card is not formatted. Format card? is displayed when the camera is turned on,
the memory card must be formatted. If there is data on the memory card that you do not want to
delete, tap No. Copy that data to a computer before formatting. To format the memory card, tap
Yes. The confirmation dialog will be displayed. To start formatting, tap OK.
• Observe the following precautions while formatting the memory card, saving and deleting
images, and copying images to a computer, otherwise data or the memory card itself may be
damaged.
- Do not open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the memory card or
battery.
- Do not turn off the camera.
- Do not disconnect the AC adapter.
Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Lens
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower
(typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to
produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints or other stains
that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral
motion that starts at the center of them and working toward the edges. If this fails,
clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean the
monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty environment, wipe off
any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water and dry
thoroughly. Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not
covered by the warranty.
Storage
Technical Notes and Index
Turn the camera off when not in use. Be sure that the power-on lamp is off before putting the
camera away. Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do
not store the camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls, or in any of the following
locations:
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions or
radios
• Exposed to temperatures below –10°C (14°F) or above 50°C (122°F)
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month. Turn the
camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.
For storing the battery, follow the precautions in “The Battery” (F3) in “Maximizing Camera
Life and Performance” (F2).
F6
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before
consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Power, Display, Settings Issues
A
The camera is on but does
not respond.
25, E119
16
105,
E106
105
Battery inserted in the
camera cannot be charged.
• Confirm all connections.
• Off is selected for Charge by computer in the
setup menu.
• When charging by connecting the camera to a
computer, battery charging stops when the camera
is turned off.
• When charging by connecting the camera to a
computer, battery charging stops if the computer is
suspended (sleeping), and the camera may turn off.
• Depending upon computer specifications, settings,
and status, charging the battery inserted in the
camera may not be possible via computer
connection.
Battery is exhausted.
24
Camera cannot be turned
on.
Technical Notes and Index
Cause/Solution
Wait for recording to end.
If the problem persists, turn the camera off.
If the camera does not turn off, remove and reinsert
the battery or batteries or, if you are using an AC
adapter, disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter.
Note that although any data currently being recorded
will be lost, data that have already been recorded will
not be affected by removing or disconnecting the
power source.
Problem
105
–
F7
Problem
Camera turns off without
warning.
Monitor is blank.
Technical Notes and Index
Monitor is hard to read.
F8
A
Cause/Solution
• Battery is exhausted.
• The camera automatically turns off to save power if
no operations are performed for an extended
period of time.
• The camera or battery have become too cold and
cannot operate properly.
• The camera turns off if the Charging AC Adapter is
connected while the camera is on.
• The camera turns off if the USB cable connecting it
to a computer or printer is disconnected.
Reconnect the USB cable.
• Inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the
camera off until the inside of the camera has
cooled, and then try turning it on again.
24
105
• Camera is off.
• Standby mode for saving power: press the power
switch, the shutter-release button, A button, c
button, or b (e movie-record) button.
• When flash lamp flashes, wait until flash has
charged.
• Camera and computer are connected via USB
cable.
• Camera and TV are connected via audio/video
cable or HDMI cable.
25
2, 25
• Adjust monitor brightness.
• Monitor is dirty. Clean monitor.
104, E93
F6
F3
16
86, 91,
E39
–
58
86, 91
86, E34
A
Cause/Solution
Date and time of recording
are not correct.
• If camera clock has not been set, “Date not set”
indicator flashes during shooting and movie
recording. Images and movies recorded before
clock is set are dated “01/01/2012 00:00”. Set the
correct time and date from the Time zone and
date option in the setup menu.
• The camera clock is not as accurate as ordinary
watches or clocks. Periodically compare the time of
the camera clock with that of a more accurate
timepiece and reset as required.
20, 104,
E90
No indicators displayed in
monitor.
Auto info is selected for Photo info in Monitor
settings in the setup menu.
104, E93
Print date not available.
Time zone and date has not been set in the setup
menu.
20, 104,
E90
Date not imprinted on
images even when Print
date is enabled.
• The current shooting mode is one that does not
support Print date.
• The date cannot be imprinted on movies.
104, E95
Screen for setting time zone
and date is displayed when
camera is turned on.
Clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored
to their default values.
20, 22
Monitor turns off, and the
power-on lamp flashes
quickly.
Battery temperature is high. Turn off camera and
allow battery to cool down before resuming use. After
the lamp flashes for three minutes, the camera will
turn off automatically. Pressing the power switch also
turns off the camera.
25
Camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when used for an
extended period of time to shoot movies or send
images using an Eye-Fi card, or when used in a hot
environment; this is not a malfunction.
–
Technical Notes and Index
Problem
Camera settings reset.
F9
Shooting Issues
Problem
Cannot switch to shooting
mode.
• The camera cannot be switched to shooting mode
while connected to a power outlet via the
Charging AC Adapter.
No image captured when
the shutter-release button is
pressed.
• When camera is in playback mode or a menu is
displayed, press the A button, the shutter-release
button, or the b (e movie-record) button.
• Battery is exhausted.
• When flash lamp flashes, flash is charging.
Cannot take 3D pictures.
In some shooting conditions, such as when the subject
is moving, dark, or low in contrast, the second shot may
not be taken or the 3D image may not be saved.
Camera cannot focus.
Technical Notes and Index
Images are blurred.
• Subject is too close. Try shooting using macro
mode, or the Scene auto selector or Close-up
scene mode.
• The intended subject is one with which autofocus
does not perform well.
• Set AF assist in the setup menu to Auto.
F10
86, 91,
E34,
E39
17
10, 32
24
58
–
42, 45, 63
77
104, E99
• Turn camera off and then on again.
25
•
•
•
•
58
69
104
46, 69,
E59
61
Use flash.
Increase the ISO sensitivity value.
Enable vibration reduction or motion detection.
Use D (Best Shot Selector).
• Use a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting
(using the self-timer at the same time is more
effective).
Bright specks appear in
images captured with flash.
A
Cause/Solution
• Disconnect HDMI cable or USB cable.
Flash is reflecting off particles in air. Set the flash mode
setting to W (off).
59
Problem
Flash does not fire.
Digital zoom cannot be
used.
A
Cause/Solution
• The flash mode is set to W (off).
• Scene mode with which the flash does not fire is
selected.
• On is selected for Blink proof in smart portrait
menu.
• Another function that restricts flash is enabled.
58
66
• Digital zoom is set to Off in the setup menu.
104,
E100
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following
situations.
- When Touch shooting in the shooting menu is
set to Subject tracking
- When Continuous in the shooting menu is set
to Multi-shot 16
- When Scene auto selector, Portrait, Night
portrait, Night landscape, Backlighting
(when HDR is set to On), Easy panorama, Pet
portrait, or 3D photography is selected in
scene mode
- When smart portrait mode is selected
70
71
69, E55
69, E59
42, 43, 49
54
71
No sound when shutter is
released.
Off is selected for Sound settings > Shutter sound
in setup menu. No sound is produced with some
shooting modes and settings, even when On is
selected.
104,
E101
AF-assist illuminator does
not light.
Off is selected for the AF assist option in the setup
menu. AF-assist illuminator may not light depending
on the position of the focus area or the current scene
mode, even when Auto is selected.
104, E99
Images appear smeared.
Lens is dirty. Clean lens.
F6
Colors are unnatural.
White balance or hue is not adjusted properly.
46, 69,
E62
F11
Technical Notes and Index
Image mode not available.
Another function that restricts the Image mode
option is enabled.
Cause/Solution
A
The subject is dark, so shutter speed is too slow or ISO
sensitivity is too high. Noise can be reduced by:
• Using flash.
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting.
58
69, E58
Problem
Randomly spaced bright
pixels (“noise”) appear in
image.
Images are too dark
(underexposed).
•
•
•
•
•
•
The flash mode is set to W (off).
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is beyond flash range.
Adjust exposure compensation.
Increase ISO sensitivity.
Subject is backlit. Select Backlighting scene mode
or set the flash mode setting to X (fill flash).
58
28
58
65
69, E58
47, 58
Technical Notes and Index
Images are too bright
(overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
65
Unexpected results when
flash set to V (auto with
red-eye reduction).
When taking pictures with V (auto with red-eye
reduction) or fill flash with slow sync and red-eye
reduction in Night portrait scene mode, In-Camera Red
Eye Fix may be applied to areas not affected by red-eye in
rare cases. Use any scene mode other than Night
portrait, and change the flash mode to any setting other
than V (auto with red-eye reduction) and try taking a
picture again.
43, 58
Skin tones are not softened.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may
not be softened.
• For images containing four or more faces, try using
the Skin softening effect in Glamour retouch, in
the retouch menu.
F12
55
56, 84
Problem
Saving images takes time.
A ring-shaped belt or
rainbow-colored stripe
appears in the monitor or
images.
A
Cause/Solution
It may take more time to save images in the following
situations.
• When the noise reduction function is in operation,
such as when shooting in a dark environment.
• When the flash mode is set to V (auto with redeye reduction).
• When shooting in Night landscape, Night
portrait, or Backlighting (when HDR is set to On)
scene mode
• When the skin softening function is applied while
shooting.
• When using continuous shooting mode
When shooting with backlighting or when a very
strong light source (such as sunlight) is in the frame, a
ring-shaped belt or rainbow-colored stripe (ghosting)
may occur. Change the position of the light source, or
frame the picture so that the light source does not
enter the frame and try again.
–
60
43, 45, 47
42, 43, 70
69, E59
–
Technical Notes and Index
F13
Playback Issues
A
Technical Notes and Index
Problem
Cause/Solution
–
File cannot be played back.
• File or folder was overwritten or renamed by
computer or other make of camera.
• The COOLPIX S6400 is not able to play back movies
recorded with another make or model of digital
camera.
–
Cannot zoom in on image.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies, small
pictures, or images that have been cropped to a
size of 640 × 360.
• 3D images cannot be enlarged when the camera is
connected via HDMI and they are played back in
3D.
• The COOLPIX S6400 may not be able to zoom in on
images captured with another make or model of
digital camera.
Cannot record voice
memos.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to movies.
• Voice memos cannot be attached to images
captured with other cameras. Voice memos
attached to images using another camera cannot
be played back on this camera.
–
85, E78
–
Cannot edit images.
• Editing functions used for still images are not
available for movies.
• Confirm the conditions that are required for editing
images.
• Camera is unable to edit images captured with
other cameras.
Cannot rotate image.
The COOLPIX S6400 cannot rotate images captured
with another make or model of digital camera, or
ones captured with 3D photography.
F14
101
50
–
84, E18,
E19
84, E18,
E19
–
Problem
Cause/Solution
Images are not displayed on
TV.
• Video mode or HDMI is not correctly set in the TV
settings setup menu.
• Cables are connected to the HDMI mini connector
(Type C) and to the USB/audio/video output
connector simultaneously.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card. Remove the memory card to play
back images from the internal memory.
Album icons are reset to
their default icons, images
added to albums cannot be
displayed in favorite
pictures mode.
Data saved in the internal memory or on the memory
card may not be played back correctly if overwritten
by a computer.
Nikon Transfer 2 does not
start when camera is
connected to a computer.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Camera is off.
Battery is exhausted.
USB cable is not correctly connected.
Camera is not recognized by the computer.
Confirm system requirements.
Computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2
automatically. For more information about
Nikon Transfer 2, refer to help information
contained in ViewNX 2.
–
82, E11
82, E11
–
82, E11
25
24
86, 91
–
88
93
F15
Technical Notes and Index
• The desired image was sorted into a category other
than the category currently displayed.
• Images saved by a camera other than the COOLPIX
S6400 and images copied using the Copy option
cannot be displayed in auto sort mode.
The saved images are not
• Images saved in the internal memory or on the
displayed in auto sort mode.
memory card may not be played back correctly if
overwritten by a computer.
• Up to 999 images and movies in total can be added
to each category. If the desired category already
contains 999 images or movies in total, new images
or movies cannot be added.
A
105,
E105
86, 91,
E34,
E39
18
Problem
The PictBridge startup
screen is not displayed
when the camera is
connected to a printer.
Images to be printed are not
displayed.
• Memory card contains no images. Replace the
memory card.
• Remove the memory card to print images from the
internal memory.
• Images captured using 3D photography cannot
be printed.
Cannot select paper size
with camera.
Technical Notes and Index
F16
A
Cause/Solution
With some PictBridge-compatible printers, the
PictBridge startup screen may not be displayed and it
may be impossible to print images when Auto is
selected for the Charge by computer option in the
setup menu. Set the Charge by computer option to
Off and reconnect the camera to the printer.
Paper size cannot be selected from the camera in the
following situations, even when printing from a
PictBridge-compatible printer. Use the printer to
select paper size.
• The printer does not support the paper sizes
specified by the camera.
• The printer automatically selects the paper size.
105,
E106
18
19
50
86, E42,
E43
–
Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX S6400 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
16.0 million
Image sensor
1
Lens
12× optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Focal length
4.5-54.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-300 mm lens in
35mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/3.1-6.5
Construction
8 elements in 8 groups (1 ED lens element)
Digital zoom
magnification
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200 mm lens
in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction
Lens shift
Motion blur reduction
Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.)–∞
[T]: Approx. 1.2 m (4 ft)–∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.)–∞(wide-angle position)
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection
Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center, manual
(focus area can be selected using the touch panel), subject tracking,
Target finding AF
Monitor
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
7.5 cm (3-in.), widescreen, approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD (touch panel)
with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical
F17
Technical Notes and Index
Focus range
Storage
Media
Internal memory (approx. 78 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system
DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF, and MPF compliant
File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
3D images: MPO
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size
(pixels)
ISO sensitivity
(Standard output
sensitivity)
Exposure
16M (High) [4608 × 3456P]
16M [4608 × 3456]
8M [3264 × 2448]
4M [2272 × 1704]
2M [1600 × 1200]
VGA [640 × 480]
16:9 [4608 × 2592]
• ISO 125-1600
• ISO 3200 (available when using Auto mode)
Technical Notes and Index
Metering mode
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2×),
spot (digital zoom 2× or more)
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 –
+2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
F18
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
•
•
1/2000-1 s
1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous
shooting)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.1 and f/6.2 [W])
Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash
Range (approx.)
(ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Interface
Data transfer protocol
[W]: 0.5–6.2 m (1 ft 8 in.–20 ft)
[T]: 1.2–2.9 m (4 ft–9 ft 6 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Hi-Speed USB
MTP, PTP
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output
Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish,
Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included)
AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Charging time
Approx. 3 h (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P and when
no charge remains)
Battery life1
Approx. 160 shots when using EN-EL19
Movies (actual battery
life for recording)2
• HD 1080pP (1920×1080): Approx. 20 min when using EN-EL19
• HD 1080p (1920×1080): Approx. 20 min when using EN-EL19
• HD 720p (1280×720): Approx. 25 min when using EN-EL19
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 95.4 ×58.6 × 26.7 mm (3.8 × 2.4 × 1.1 in.) (excluding
projections)
Weight
Approx. 150 g (5.3 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
F19
Technical Notes and Index
Still pictures
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and an ambient
temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products
Association (CIPA).
1
2
Figures based on the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring
the endurance of camera batteries. Performance for still pictures measured under the following
test conditions: l 4608×2592 selected for Image mode, zoom adjusted with each shot, and
flash fired with every other shot. Movie recording time assumes that HD 1080pP (1920×1080)
is selected for Movie options. Figures may vary with use, the interval between shots, and the
length of time menus and images are displayed.
Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end
before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
DC 3.7 V, 700 mAh
Operating temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 31.5 × 39.5 × 6 mm (1.3 × 1.6 × 0.3 in.)
Weight
Approx. 14.5 g (0.5 oz) (excluding battery case)
Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
Technical Notes and Index
Rated input
AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.068-0.042 A
Rated output
DC 5.0 V, 550 mA
Operating temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 55 × 22 × 54 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.2 in.) (excluding plug
adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 55 × 59 × 63 mm (2.2 × 2.4 × 2.5 in.)
For Korea: Approx. 55 × 59 × 66.5 mm (2.2 × 2.4 × 2.7 in.)
Weight
Approx. 55 g (2.0 oz) (excluding plug adapter)
For Argentina and Korea: Approx. 80 g (2.9 oz)
F20
B
Specifications
• Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain.
• The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.
Technical Notes and Index
F21
Supported Standards
• DCF: Design Rule for Camera File System is a standard widely used in the digital camera
industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format is an industry-wide standard that allows images to be
printed from print orders saved on memory cards.
• Exif version 2.3: Exchangeable image file format (Exif) version 2.3 for digital still cameras is
a standard that allows information saved with photographs to be used for optimal color
reproduction when images are output from Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed cooperatively by the digital camera and printer
industries, allowing photographs to be output directly to a printer without connecting the
camera to a computer.
Technical Notes and Index
F22
Approved Memory Cards
The following Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have been tested and approved for use in
this camera.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for recording
movies. When using a memory card with a lower Speed Class rating, movie recording may
stop unexpectedly.
SD memory card
SDHC memory card2
SDXC memory
card3
SanDisk
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB, 128 GB
TOSHIBA
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
Panasonic
2 GB1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
64 GB, 128 GB
Lexar
–
1
F23
Technical Notes and Index
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the device
supports 2 GB cards.
2
SDHC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the
device supports SDHC.
3 SDXC compliant.
If the memory card will be used with a card reader or similar device, make sure that the
device supports SDXC.
• Contact the manufacturer for details on the above cards. We cannot guarantee camera
performance when using memory cards made by other manufacturers.
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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.
Technical Notes and Index
Trademark Information
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• PictBridge is a trademark.
• HDMI,
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Index
Symbols
Numerics
3D photography s ........................................ 50
3D pictures............................................................ 50
A
AC adapter ....................................... 25, E119
AF area mode .................................. 70, E66
AF assist..................................... 2, 104, E99
Album............................................................... E10
adding images to................................ 84
removing images from.................... 84
Aperture value .......................................... 30, 31
Audio/video cable........................ 87, E34
Audio/video-in jack ..................... 87, E34
Auto flash ............................................................... 59
Auto mode............................................................ 38
Auto off................................ 25, 105, E102
Auto sort mode................................ 82, E11
Autofocus........................................... 99, E88
B
Backlighting o................................................... 47
Battery ................................................. 14, 16, 22
Battery chamber ................................................... 3
Battery charger .............................. 17, E119
Battery latch.......................................................... 14
Battery level indicator.................................... 24
Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
.................................................................... 3, 14, 18
Beach Z................................................................ 44
Best Shot Selector......................... 46, E60
Black and white copy n.............................. 46
Blink proof.......................................... 70, E68
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Technical Notes and Index
A Auto mode ......................................... 26, 38
C Scene mode................................................. 40
R Special effects mode ............................... 52
F Smart portrait mode ............................... 54
c Playback mode................................ 32, 82
h Favorite pictures mode.......... 82, E7
F Auto sort mode......................... 82, E11
C List by date mode................... 82, E13
z Setup menu ................................................. 104
g (Telephoto)...................................................... 29
f (Wide-angle)................................................. 29
i Playback zoom .............................................. 80
h Thumbnail display ................................... 81
A Shooting mode button ................. 3, 26
c Playback button ................................. 3, 32
b (e movie-record) button ........... 3, 96
F Menu icon........ 10, 68, 84, 99, 103
f Exit icon............................................................ 10
J Return icon..................................................... 10
R ............................................................... 50
Blink warning .............................. 105, E108
Brightness ..................................................... E93
BSS.......................................................... 46, E60
Button sound............................................ E101
C
Charge by computer ............. 105, E106
Charge lamp.................................................. 3, 17
Charger............................................... 16, E119
Charging AC Adapter ..................................... 16
Choose key picture ... 85, E14, E82
Close-up k .......................................................... 45
Compression ratio ................................... E49
Computer..................................................... 87, 91
Connector cover................................................... 2
Continuous ............................ 49, 69, E59
Copying images............................. 85, E80
Crop.................................................................. E32
Cross process o .............................................. 52
D
Technical Notes and Index
Date ......................................... 20, 104, E90
Date and time ................... 20, 104, E90
Date format........................................ 21, E90
Daylight.......................................................... E62
Daylight saving time ......... 21, 22, E92
Delete ................................ 34, E16, E79
Digital zoom............................... 104, E100
Direct print ........................................ 87, E38
D-Lighting ......................................... 84, E26
F26
DPOF.................................................................. F22
DPOF print.................................................... E45
Drag.............................................................................. 4
Draw A .................................................. 47, E2
DSCN.............................................................. E117
Dusk/dawn i.................................................... 44
E
Easy panorama p.......................... 48, E3
Easy panorama playback............. 48, E6
EH-69P.............................................................. ii, 16
EN-EL19 ................................................. ii, 14, 16
Exposure compensation............................... 65
Extension..................................................... E117
Eye-Fi upload ............................... 105, E111
Eyelet for camera strap..................................... 2
F
Face detection ....... 42, 43, 49, 54, 75
Favorite pictures mode ................. 82, E7
File name..................................................... E117
Fill flash .................................................................... 59
Fireworks show m .......................................... 46
Firmware version....................... 105, E116
Fixed range auto....................................... E58
Flash .................................................................. 2, 58
Flash lamp ..................................................... 3, 58
Flash mode................................................. 58, 59
Flash off ................................................................... 59
Focus.......................................... 30, 70, E66
Focus area.............................................................. 30
Focus indicator ...................................................... 7
Focus lock .............................................................. 78
Folder name .............................................. E117
Food u ................................................................... 46
Format internal memory ..... 105, E103
Format memory cards
................................................... 19, 105, E103
Formatting ......................... 19, 105, E103
FSCN............................................................... E117
Full-frame playback ......................................... 32
Full-time AF ...................................... 99, E88
G
Glamour retouch........................... 84, E29
H
I
Identifier....................................................... E117
J
JPG................................................................... E117
L
Landscape c ..................................................... 42
Language ...................................... 105, E104
Lens.............................................................. 2, F17
Lens cover................................................................. 2
List by date mode.......................... 82, E13
Low key H........................................................... 52
M
Macro mode......................................................... 63
Memory capacity.............................................. 24
Memory card........................................................ 18
Memory card slot .............................................. 18
Microphone............................................................. 2
Monitor................................................. 3, 6, F6
Monitor settings.......................... 104, E93
Motion detection ....................... 104, E98
MOV................................................................ E117
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Technical Notes and Index
HDMI .............................................................. E105
HDMI 3D output ..................................... E105
HDMI cable .................................................. E34
HDMI device control ............................ E105
HDMI mini connector........................................ 2
HDR............................................................................ 47
Help .......................................................................... 40
High key G........................................................... 52
High-contrast monochrome F .............. 52
High-speed continuous............ 69, E59
HS movie ............................................ 99, E84
Image copy .................................................. E80
Image mode..................................... 69, E49
Image review .............................................. E93
Image size.......................................... 69, E49
Imprinting date and time.................... E95
Internal memory................................................ 19
Internal memory indicator
................................................. 7, 9, 24, 32, 96
ISO sensitivity................................... 69, E58
Movie AF mode.............................. 99, E88
Movie editing ................................ 101, E47
Movie length........................................................ 98
Movie menu ..................................... 99, E83
Movie options ................................. 99, E83
Movie playback ............................................... 100
Movie recording ............................ 96, E83
MPO................................................................ E117
MSCN ............................................................. E117
Multi-shot 16............................................... E60
Museum l.......................................................... 46
Open with HS footage............... 99, E87
Optical zoom ....................................................... 29
Optional accessories ............................ E119
Pet portrait auto release .............................. 49
Pet portrait O .................................................... 49
Photo info ..................................................... E93
PictBridge.......................... 87, E38, F22
Playback ................................. 32, 100, E79
Playback menu ............................... 84, E69
Playback mode ........................................ 32, 82
Playback zoom.................................................... 80
Pop l .................................................................. 52
Portrait b ............................................................. 42
Power............................................................. 24, 25
Power switch .................................... 2, 24, 25
Power-on lamp................................ 2, 24, 25
Preset manual............................................. E63
Pre-shooting cache... 69, E59, E61
Pressing halfway ................................................. 31
Print................. 84, E41, E43, E73
Print date............................... 22, 104, E95
Print order.......................................... 84, E73
Print order date option.............. 22, E76
Printer................................................... 87, E38
Protect................................................... 84, E71
P
Q
Paint....................................................... 84, E22
Panorama Maker................................................ 90
Paper size .................................. E42, E43
Party/indoor f ................................................. 44
Perspective control...................... 84, E28
R
N
Night landscape j ......................................... 45
Night portrait e................................................ 43
Nikon Transfer 2 ...................................... 90, 92
Nostalgic sepia P ................................... 52
Number of exposures remaining
.................................................................. 24, E50
O
Technical Notes and Index
F28
Quick effects....... 33, 39, E20, E65
Quick retouch.................................. 84, E25
Rechargeable Li-ion battery ............. 14, 16
Recording movies......................... 96, E83
Recording slow motion movies
.................................................................. 99, E84
Red-eye reduction............................................ 59
Remove from favorites ............................ E9
Reset all ........................................... 105, E112
Retouch.................................................................. 84
Rotate image ................................... 84, E77
RSCN............................................................... E117
S
T
Tap................................................................................. 4
Target finding AF................ 70, 74, E66
Time difference .............................. 22, E90
Time zone ....................................... 104, E90
Touch AF/AE .................................... 69, E57
Touch shooting............................... 69, E51
Touch shutter .................................. 69, E53
Toy camera effect 1 m.................................. 52
Toy camera effect 2 n ................................. 52
F29
Technical Notes and Index
Scene auto selector d .................................. 42
Scene Effect .......................................................... 41
Scene mode ............................................. 40, 42
Selective color I ............................................. 52
Self-timer................................................................ 61
Self-timer lamp ........................................... 2, 62
Sequence display options
........................................... 105, E14, E110
Setup menu....................................................... 104
Shooting ...................................................... 28, 30
Shooting menu .............................. 69, E49
Shooting mode .................................................. 26
Shutter sound........................................... E101
Shutter speed............................................ 30, 31
Shutter-release button .................................. 30
Single.................................................... 69, E59
Single AF............................................. 99, E88
Skin softening....................... 56, 70, E67
Slide show ......................................... 84, E69
Slow sync ............................................................... 59
Small picture ..................................... 84, E31
Smart portrait menu.................... 68, E67
Smart portrait mode........................................ 54
Smile timer ........................................ 70, E68
Snow z................................................................. 44
Soft O............................................................. 52
Sound settings........................... 104, E101
Speaker....................................................................... 3
Special effects mode....................................... 52
Sports d ................................................................. 43
SSCN............................................................... E117
Strap ............................................................................. 4
Stretch.................................................. 84, E27
Stylus............................................................................ 5
Subject tracking ................... 38, 69, E55
Sunset h .............................................................. 44
Super vivid k .............................................. 52
Tripod socket ......................................... 3, F19
TV ............................................................ 87, E34
TV settings .................................... 105, E105
U
USB cable ................................. 86, 91, E39
USB/audio/video output connector
.................................... 86, 91, E34, E39
V
Vibration reduction................... 104, E97
Video mode ............................................... E105
ViewNX 2 ................................................................ 88
Voice memo ..................................... 85, E78
Volume ................................. 100, 101, E79
W
WAV ................................................................ E117
Welcome screen......................... 104, E89
White balance ................................. 69, E62
Wind noise reduction................. 99, E88
Z
Technical Notes and Index
Zoom ........................................................................ 29
Zoom control .............................................. 2, 29
Zoom in................................................................... 29
Zoom out ............................................................... 29
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