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The Nikon Guide to Digital Photography
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DIGITAL CAMERA
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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:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using
this product to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Do not look at the sun through
the viewfinder
Viewing the sun or other strong light
source through the viewfinder could
cause permanent visual impairment.
Turn off immediately in the
event of malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the camera, battery
charger, or AC adapter (available separately), unplug the battery charger or
AC adapter and remove the battery
immediately, taking care to avoid
burns. Continued operation could
result in injury. After removing or disconnecting the power source, take the
equipment to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection.
Do not use in the presence of
flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in
the presence of flammable gas, as this
could result in explosion or fire.
Do not place strap around the
neck of an infant or child
Placing the camera strap around the
neck of an infant or child could result
in strangulation.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent infants from putting the batteries
or other small parts into their mouths.
Do not disassemble
Touching the internal parts of the
camera or battery charger could result
in injury. Repairs should be performed
only by qualified technicians. Should
the camera or battery charger break
open as the result of a fall or other
accident, take the product to a Nikonauthorized service representative for
inspection after unplugging the product and/or removing the battery.
Observe the following precautions when handling the battery charger
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or electric
shock.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not handle the power cable or
go near the battery charger during
thunderstorms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not damage, modify, forcibly tug
or bend the power cable, place it
under heavy objects, or expose it to
heat or flame. Should the insulation
be damaged and the wires become
exposed, take it to a Nikon-authorized service representative for
inspection. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in fire or
electric shock.
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• Do not handle the plug or battery
charger with wet hands. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in electric shock.
Observe proper precautions
when handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if
improperly handled. Observe the following precautions when handling a
battery for use in this product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn
the product off and make sure the
Power-on Lamp has gone out. If
you are using an AC adapter, be
sure it is unplugged.
• Before replacing the battery, turn
the product off. If you are using an
AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Use only rechargeable Nikon ENEL5 lithium-ion batteries (supplied)
or CP1 lithium batteries (available
separately).
• When inserting the battery, do not
attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble batteries.
• Do not expose batteries to flame or
to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage
when fully discharged. To avoid
damage to the product, be sure to
remove the battery when no
charge remains.
• Immediately after use, or when the
product is used on battery power
for an extended period, the battery
may become hot. Before removing
the battery, turn the camera off
and allow the battery to cool.
• Discontinue
use
immediately
should you notice any change in
the battery, such as discoloration
or deformation.
Use appropriate cables, batteries, battery chargers, and AC
adapters
Use only the cables, batteries, battery
chargers, and AC adapters provided or
sold by Nikon for the purpose, to
maintain compliance with product regulations.
Removing memory cards
Memory cards may become hot during use. Observe due caution when
removing memory cards from the
camera.
Handle moving parts with care
Be careful that your fingers or other
objects are not pinched by the lens or
other moving parts.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs on which the software
and manuals are distributed should
not be played back on audio CD
equipment. Playing CD-ROMs on an
audio CD player could cause hearing
loss or damage the equipment.
Observe caution when operating the flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should be
observed if photographing infants,
when the flash should be no less than
one meter (39”) from the subject.
Do not fire the unit while the
flash head is touching a person
or object
Such use can result in the person
being burned, and/or their clothes
igniting from the heat of the flash’s
firing.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care
should be taken to avoid injury due to
broken glass and to prevent liquid
crystal from the monitor touching the
skin or entering the eyes or mouth.
Keep dry
Do not immerse in or exposure to
water. Continuing to use the product
under such circumstances may cause
fire or an electric shock.
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Notices
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed,
stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without Nikon's prior written permission.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in
these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort has been made to ensure that
the information in these manuals is accurate and
complete, we would appreciate it were you to
bring any errors or omissions to the attention of
the Nikon representative in your area (address
provided separately).
Notice for customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
E7900/E5900
CAUTIONS
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that
any changes or modifications made to this
device that are not expressly approved by Nikon
Corporation may void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided by
Nikon for your equipment. Using other interface cables may exceed the limits of Class B Part
15 of the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of
California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this product
will expose you to lead, a chemical known to
the State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York
11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
ATTENTION
This class B digital apparatus meets all
requirements of the Canadian Interference
Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numéique de la classe B
respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins,
securities, government bonds, or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions
are stamped “Sample”.
The copying or reproduction of paper money,
coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited.
Unless the prior permission of the government
has been obtained, the copying or reproduction
of unused postage stamps or post cards issued
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by
the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.
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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
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.
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, AC adapters, and Speedlights) 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 approved by Nikon 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.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before
taking the camera with you 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.
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon's “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and
education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
• For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers
to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in
your area. See the URL below for contact information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety ..................................................................................................................... i
Notices ............................................................................................................................... iii
Table of Contents ............................................................................................................... vi
Introduction........................................................................................................................ 1
Before You Begin ................................................................................ 2
Parts of the Camera ............................................................................................................
The Monitor........................................................................................................................
The Mode Dial ....................................................................................................................
Navigating the Menus.........................................................................................................
The Shutter-Release Button.................................................................................................
2
4
6
7
7
First Steps............................................................................................. 8
Charging the Battery........................................................................................................... 8
Inserting Batteries ............................................................................................................. 10
Inserting Memory Cards.................................................................................................... 12
Checking the Battery Level................................................................................................ 14
Basic Setup ....................................................................................................................... 16
Basic Photography............................................................................. 19
Step 1–Select
Mode...................................................................................................
Step 2–Frame the Picture ..................................................................................................
Step 3–Focus and Shoot....................................................................................................
Step 4–View the Results (Full-screen Playback) ..................................................................
19
21
23
25
Scene Mode ....................................................................................... 28
Assist and Scene Modes....................................................................................................
Framing Assist...................................................................................................................
Scene Mode.............................................................................................................
Taking Pictures for a Panorama ..................................................................................
28
30
36
42
More on Photography....................................................................... 44
When Lighting Is Poor: Using the Flash .........................................................................
Taking a Self-Portrait: Using the Self-Timer..................................................................
Easy Close-Ups: Macro Close-Up Mode .......................................................................
Controlling Exposure: Exposure Compensation ...........................................................
44
46
48
49
Movies ................................................................................................ 51
Setting the Movie Recording (Movie Menu)....................................................................... 51
Recording Movies........................................................................................................ 55
Viewing Movies ................................................................................................................ 56
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More on Playback .............................................................................. 57
Viewing Pictures on the Camera........................................................................................
Cropping Pictures..............................................................................................................
Adjusting a Picture Tone Automatically (D-Lighting)...........................................................
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback..............................................................................
Viewing Pictures on TV......................................................................................................
Viewing Pictures on a Computer .......................................................................................
Printing Pictures ................................................................................................................
Print Set ......................................................................................................................
Printing via Direct USB Connection ....................................................................................
57
60
61
62
64
65
70
71
74
The Shooting Menu........................................................................... 80
Using the Shooting Menu.................................................................................................. 80
Image Mode................................................................................................................ 83
White Balance ............................................................................................................. 86
Metering ..................................................................................................................... 88
Continuous ................................................................................................................. 89
Best Shot Selector........................................................................................................ 91
Color Options .............................................................................................................. 92
Image Adjustment ....................................................................................................... 93
Image Sharpening ....................................................................................................... 94
Sensitivity .................................................................................................................... 95
Auto Bracketing .......................................................................................................... 96
Saturation Control ....................................................................................................... 97
AF Area Mode ............................................................................................................. 98
Auto-focus Mode ...................................................................................................... 101
Noise Reduction ........................................................................................................ 102
The Playback Menu ......................................................................... 103
Using the Playback Menu ................................................................................................
Slide Show ................................................................................................................
Delete .......................................................................................................................
Protect ......................................................................................................................
Transfer Marking .......................................................................................................
Small Pic....................................................................................................................
Copy .........................................................................................................................
103
105
107
109
110
112
113
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The Set-up Menu ............................................................................. 116
Using the Set-up Menu ...................................................................................................
Welcome Screen .......................................................................................................
Date..........................................................................................................................
Monitor Settings .......................................................................................................
Date Imprint..............................................................................................................
AF Assist ...................................................................................................................
Sound Settings..........................................................................................................
Blur Warning.............................................................................................................
Auto Off ...................................................................................................................
Format Memory/Card.............................................................................................
Language..................................................................................................................
Interface (USB/Video mode).......................................................................................
Auto Transfer............................................................................................................
Reset All....................................................................................................................
Menus ......................................................................................................................
Firmware Version ......................................................................................................
116
118
120
122
124
126
127
128
129
130
132
132
133
134
135
135
Technical Notes................................................................................ 136
Optional Accessories .......................................................................................................
Caring for Your Camera..................................................................................................
Error Messages ...............................................................................................................
Troubleshooting..............................................................................................................
Specifications..................................................................................................................
Index ..............................................................................................................................
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136
138
141
145
148
152
1
Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
Shutter-release Button (
7)
Self-timer Lamp ( 46)/
AF-Assist Illuminator (LED;
24, 138, 148)
Viewfinder
Before You Begin
Mode Dial (
Power-on Lamp
( 14)
6)
Built-in Speedlight
( 44)
Power Switch
( 14)
Microphone
( 62)
Eyelet for
camera strap
Lens
( 21)
Memory card
slot Cover
( 12)
Lens not extended
Power Connector Cover (for
AC adapter kit
137)
Lens Cover
Attaching the Camera Strap
2
Zoom (
Delete
/
Button (
) Buttons (
21)
Speaker
26)
Button (
Green (AF) Lamp (
) Lamp (
Button
Before You Begin
Play
Red (
81, 103)
23)
23)
Viewfinder
( 21)
(
(center)/
(transfer)/
(D-Lighting)
7, 65)
Multi Selector
( / /
/ )
( 7)
Monitor
( 4, 5)
Battery-chamber
Cover ( 10)
Interface connector Cover
Tripod Socket (
43, 46)
Power Connector Cover (for
AC adapter kit
137)
USB ( 67)/
Audio/Video (A/V) out
( 64) Connector
Battery Latch (
Interface connector Cover
10)
Battery-chamber Cover (
10)
3
The Monitor
Shooting
30
29
1
2
3
4
6 7
5
Before You Begin
28
27
23 24
26
25
20
19
22 21
8
9
10
11
12
[
18 17 16
15
8]
13
14
Icons displayed vary with camera settings.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
4
Shooting mode . . . . . 19, 28, 53
Image sharpening . . . . . . . . . 94
Focus indicator1) . . . . . . . . . 23
Zoom indicator2) . . . . . . . . . 21
Macro close-up mode . . . . . . 48
Battery level indicator3) . . . . . 14
Internal memory/memory card
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Camera shake icon4) . . 45, 141
“Date not set” icon5) . . . . . . 18
Time zone indicator6) . . . . . 120
Self-timer indicator . . . . . . . . 46
Date imprint indicator . . . . . 124
Date counter/
stored date number . . . . . . 125
Number of exposures remaining/
length of movie. . . . . 19, 20, 55
Flash mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Focus area7) . . . . . . . . . . 23, 98
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Exposure compensation . . . . 49
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Sensitivity (ISO equivalency) . 95
Bracketing8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
White balance bracketing9) . 96
Best Shot Selector (BSS) . . . . 91
Noise reduction . . . . . . . . . 102
Continuous shooting mode . . . 89
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Image adjustment . . . . . . . . 93
Color options. . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Saturation control . . . . . . . . 97
Electronic VR . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
1) Appears when the Shutter-release Button is pressed
halfway.
2) Appears when the Zoom Buttons are pressed.
3) Appears when the battery is running low.
4) Blinks at slow shutter speeds to warn that pictures
may be blurred.
5) Blinks when the camera clock has not been set.
6) Appears when the new city time zone has been set.
7) Displays the focus area when the Shutter-release
Button is pressed halfway if AF area mode has
been set to
Auto.
8) Appears when Auto bracketing has been set to
On.
9) Appears when WB (white balance) bracketing has
been set.
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START
7
Before You Begin
3
4
5
6
16
15
14
8
[
12s]
Icons displayed vary with camera settings.
1 Current folder . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2 File number and type . . . . . . 27
3 Internal memory/memory card
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4 Battery level indicator* . . . . . 14
5 Volume indicator. . . . . . . . . 127
6 Voice memo recording guide . . 62
7 Voice memo playback guide. . . 62
8 Current frame number/total
number of frames/length of
movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 55
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Voice memo icon . . . . . . . . . 62
Movie playback icon . . . . . . 56
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Movie indicator . . . . . . . . . . 55
Protect icon . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Print-order icon . . . . . . . . . . 71
Transfer icon . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Time of recording . . . . . . . . 16
Date of recording. . . . . . . . . 16
* Appears when the battery is running low.
Display in the Monitor
Use Photo info in Monitor settings of the Set-up menu to switch to display or hide
information for shooting or playback ( 122).
[
8]
Monitor shows current settings and
view through lens
Monitor shows view
through lens only
Monitor off
If the battery level indicator appears, the monitor will turn off temporarily while the
flash is charging ( 14, 24).
5
The Mode Dial
Using the Mode Dial, you can select from seven Shooting modes and the Setup mode. Choose a Shooting mode according to shooting conditions.
To select a mode, align the mode icon with the
“
” mark next to the Mode Dial.
Before You Begin
6
Navigating the Menus
The Multi Selector is used to navigate through the camera menus.
Before You Begin
The Shutter-Release Button
Your camera has a two stage Shutter-release Button. The camera sets focus
and exposure when the button is pressed halfway. The Green (AF) Lamp next
to the viewfinder and the focus indicator in the monitor will light when the
focus operation is complete. Focus and exposure will remain locked while the
Shutter-release Button is pressed halfway. To take the picture, press the Shutter-release Button the rest of the way down.
7
First Steps
Charging the Battery
The camera uses a rechargeable Nikon EN-EL5 lithium-ion battery (supplied).
Charge the battery before first use or when the battery is running low.
Connect the power cable
Connect the power cable to the supplied MH-61 battery charger ( )
and insert the wall plug into a power outlet ( ). The CHARGE lamp
will light to show that the charger is on ( ).
2
Charge the battery
Remove the terminal cover from EN-EL5
and insert the battery into the MH-61,
making sure that the small projection on
the battery is inserted into the matching
pit on the charger.
About two hours are required to charge a
fully depleted battery.
First Steps
1
CHARGE
Description
lamp
Blinks
Battery charging.
On
Battery fully charged.
Flickers
Battery error. If ambient temperature is not 5–35 °C (41–95 °F),
wait until temperature is in this
range before charging. Otherwise unplug charger and
remove battery immediately and
take both devices to retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative.
8
CHARGE lamp starts blinking
when battery is inserted.
Charging is complete when
lamp stops blinking.
3
Unplug the charger
Remove the battery and unplug the charger.
First Steps
The MH-61 Battery Charger
Before using the MH-61, read and follow the warnings and notices on pages
i–v of this manual.
The MH-61 is for use with EN-EL5 batteries. Do not use with non-compatible batteries.
The supplied power cable is intended solely for use with the MH-61 and is for domestic
use only. It may be necessary to purchase another cable for use abroad; consult with a
local Nikon-authorized retailer or service representative.
EN-EL5 Batteries
Before using the EN-EL5, read and follow the warnings and notices on pages
i–v and 140 of this manual.
Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) or above 40 °C
(104 °F). During charging, the temperature should be in the vicinity of 5–35 °C (41–
95 °F). Note that the battery may become hot during use; wait for the battery to cool
before charging. Failure to observe these precautions could damage the battery, impair
its performance, or prevent it from charging normally.
When the Battery Is Not in Use
When the battery is not in use, remove it from the camera or battery charger and replace the terminal cover. The camera and battery charger draw minute amounts of current even when off; if left in place, the battery could be drained to the point that it no
longer functions.
Recycle Used Batteries
Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with
local regulations.
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Inserting Batteries
Insert an EN-EL5 battery that has been fully-charged using the supplied MH61 battery charger into your camera.
First Steps
1
Open the Battery-chamber Cover
Slide the cover in the direction shown in (
until it stops and open the cover ( ).
2
Insert the battery
Insert the battery as shown in the label at
the entrance to the battery chamber, making
sure the positive “+” and negative “–” terminals are in the correct orientation. The
small projection on the battery is on the
same side as the negative terminal.
)
Inserting Batteries
Inserting the battery
upside down or
backwards
could
damage the camera.
Check to be sure the
battery is in the correct orientation.
The orange battery latch is pushed aside as the battery is
inserted. The latch will close when the battery is fully inserted.
Battery Latch
10
3
Close the Battery-chamber Cover
Close the cover ( ) and slide it in until it
latches ( ).
Ensure the cover is closed firmly.
First Steps
Replacing Batteries
Turn the camera off and make sure that the Power-on Lamp
has gone out before opening the Battery-chamber Cover.
Slide the Battery Latch in the direction indicated to eject the
battery, which can then be removed using your fingers.
• Note that the battery may become hot during use. Observe due caution when removing the battery.
CP1
Your camera also uses a non-rechargeable CP1 lithium
batteries (×1).
Make sure the orientation and the positive/negative terminals are correct, and then insert the battery in the
same way as EN-EL5.
Alternative Power Sources
To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an optional EH-62A AC
adapter. Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC
adapter kit. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage
to the camera.
For more information on attaching instructions for EH-62A AC adapter kit, see “Connecting the EH-62A AC Adapter Kit” ( 137).
11
Inserting Memory Cards
Pictures can be stored in the camera’s internal memory (about 13.5 MB) or on Secure Digital (SD) memory card. If no memory card has been inserted in the camera,
pictures will be stored in the camera’s internal memory, and if the camera contains
a memory card, then pictures will automatically be stored on the card.
To store pictures in the internal memory, remove the memory card.
First Steps
1
Confirm that the camera is off
The Power-on Lamp should be off.
2
Open the Memory card slot Cover
Slide the cover in the direction shown in ( )
until it stops, and the cover will open automatically ( ).
3
Insert the memory card
Insert the memory card in the direction of the
arrow shown on the label at the entrance to
the memory card slot until it stops.
Inserting Memory Cards
Insert the memory card terminals first. Inserting the
card upside down or backwards could damage the
camera or the card. Check
to be sure the card is in the
correct orientation.
4
12
Close the Memory card slot Cover
Close the cover ( ) and slide it until it
latches ( ).
Ensure the cover is closed firmly.
The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch to prevent accidental loss of
data. When this switch is in the “lock” position, pictures can not be recorded, deleted,
or edited, and the card can not be formatted. Do not lock the card when taking, deleting, or editing pictures or when transferring pictures to a computer.
Formatting Memory Cards
When using the memory cards formatted by the device other than E7900/E5900, format them using the E7900/E5900 before first use. For information on formatting memory cards, see Format Memory/Card ( 130) in the Set-up menu.
Removing Memory Cards
Memory cards can be removed without loss of data
when the camera is off. To remove memory cards, turn
the camera off and confirm that the Power-on Lamp is
off. Do not open the memory card slot cover while
the Power-on Lamp is lit. Open the Memory card slot
Cover and press the memory card to partially eject the
card. The card can then be removed by hand.
• Memory cards may become hot during use; observe due caution when removing memory cards.
Memory Cards
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Use only Secure Digital (SD) memory cards.
Do not disassemble or modify.
Do not drop, bend, or expose to water or strong physical shocks.
Do not touch the metal terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
Do not affix labels or stickers to the memory card.
Do not leave in direct sunlight in a closed vehicle or in other areas exposed to high temperatures.
Do not expose to high levels of humidity or to corrosive gas.
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First Steps
Write protect switch
When the memory card is locked,
pictures can be played back but can
not be recorded, deleted, edited, or
transferred using the
(
) Button on the camera, and the card can
not be formatted.
Checking the Battery Level
First Steps
[
8]
1
Turn the camera on
• Press the Power Switch.
• The Power-on Lamp lights when the camera is on.
2
Check the battery level in the monitor
When the camera is turned on for the first
time, a language-selection dialog will be displayed. Choose the desired language and
press
. See “Basic Setup” ( 16).
Battery Level
Display
NO ICON
(lights)
WARNING!!
BATTERY
EXHAUSTED
Meaning
Battery fully charged.
Low battery. If flash fires, monitor turns off while Speedlight recharges.
Battery exhausted. Replace with new or fully charged
battery.
The Red ( ) and Green (AF) Lamps will blink when the “WARNING!! BATTERY EXHAUSTED” warning is displayed.
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Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off when the Power-on Lamp is lit, press the Power Switch.
• Do not remove the battery or disconnect the EH-62A AC adapter kit (optional) until the poweron lamp has gone out.
The
Button
The camera can also be turned on by pressing the
The monitor will show full-screen playback ( 57).
Button for about two seconds.
When the Power-on Lamp is
The camera is
On
On
Blinking
In standby mode
Off
Off
First Steps
The Power-On Lamp
The power-on lamp indicates the following:
Auto Power Off (Standby Mode)
If no operations are performed for one minute (default setting), the monitor will turn
off automatically and the camera will enter standby mode to reduce the drain on the
battery. While the camera is in standby mode, the Power-on Lamp will blink. If no operations are performed for three minutes after the camera enters standby mode, the
power will turn off automatically and the Power-on Lamp will go out. The camera will
be reactivated from standby mode when you:
•
•
•
•
•
Press the Power Switch
Press the Shutter-release Button halfway
Press the
Button to view the last picture taken
Press the
Button to display the menu for the current mode
Rotate the Mode Dial to select a new mode
The length of time before the camera enters standby mode can be changed using the
Auto off option in the Set-up menu ( 129). However, when a menu is displayed, the
monitor will turn off after three minutes, and when pictures are being shown in a slide
show ( 105) or when the camera is powered by an AC adapter kit, the monitor will
turn off after thirty minutes.
When connecting the camera to a computer or printer with a USB cable, Auto power
off function does not work.
Sleep Mode
Turning sleep mode on will cause the camera to enter standby mode when there is no
change in the brightness of the subject, even before the time selected in the Auto off
option has elapsed ( 129).
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Basic Setup
The first time the camera is turned on, a language-selection dialog will be displayed in the monitor. Follow the steps below to choose a language and set
the time and date.
First Steps
Deutsch Svenska
English
Español
Français
Italiano
Nederlands
Cancel
DATE
Set time and date?
No
Yes
Confirm
Confirm
Highlight Deutsch (German), En- Confirmation dialog displayed.
glish, Español (Spanish), Français Highlight Yes.
(French), Italiano, (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), Svenska (Swedish),
(Japanese),
(Simplified Chinese),
(Traditional
Chinese) or
(Korean), and press
.
TIME ZONE
London, Casablanca
DaylightSaving
Confirm
Time zone menu displayed.*
HOME TIME ZONE
London, Casablanca
Back
Confirm
Display map of world time zones.
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* To turn daylight saving time on or
off, press
to highlight DaylightSaving and press
. When
DaylightSaving is checked, time
will automatically be advanced
one hour ( 121). To return to
Step 3, press
to highlight current time zone.
HOME TIME ZONE
London, Casablanca
Back
Select home time zone.
Confirm
DATE
DATE
D
M
Y
D
M
01
01 . 2005
01
01 . 2005
00 : 00
Y
00 : 00
Display date menu.
Edit Day (order of Day, Month, and
Year may differ in some areas).
First Steps
DATE
DATE
D
M
01
01
Y
2005
00 : 00
D
M
01
03 . 2005
Y
10 : 00
Confirm
Select Month. Repeat steps 7 - 8 to Highlight D M Y.
edit Month, Year, hour, and minute.
DATE
M
D
03
01 . 2005
Y
10 : 00
Confirm
[ 10]
Choose order in which Day, Month, Exit to mode currently selected with
and Year will be displayed.
the Mode Dial.
Note that time and date of recording will not be imprinted on pictures
unless Date or Date and time is
selected for Date imprint ( 124).
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Date not Set
If you exit without setting time and date, the
(“date not set”) icon will flash in the
monitor when the camera is in shooting mode and all pictures will have time stamp of
“0000.00.00 00:00” (still images) or “2005.01.01 00:00” (movies).
The Clock Battery
When the main battery is installed or the camera is powered by an EH-62A AC adapter
(optional), the clock battery will charge in about ten hours. When fully charged, the
clock battery can provide a few days of back-up power.
First Steps
The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches or household clocks. Check the
clock regularly against more accurate timepieces and reset as necessary.
Time Zones
The local time or daylight saving time can be set when traveling abroad. See Date
( 120) in the Set-up menu for details.
Setting the Clock from PictureProject (Windows XP/Mac OS X Only)
If the camera is connected with the USB option set to PTP ( 65) in the Interface
menu of the Set-up menu, PictureProject (provided) can be used to set the camera
clock to the same time and date as the computer. See the PictureProject Reference
Manual (on CD) for details.
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Basic Photography
Step 1–Select
Mode
This section details the basic steps involved in taking pictures in
(Auto
shooting mode). In this automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode, the majority of
camera settings are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions, producing optimal results in most situations.
Rotate the Mode Dial to
2
Turn the camera on
The Power-on Lamp will light and the monitor will display a welcome screen ( 118).
The camera is ready to shoot when the monitor shows the view through the camera
lens.
Shooting mode
indicates Auto shooting mode.
Image size
Choose from five options depending on
how you plan to use
the picture ( 84).
The default setting is
E7900: 7M (3072 ×
2304), E5900: 5M
(2592 × 1944).
Image quality
Choose from three options
depending on how you
plan to use the picture
( 83). The default setting
is NORMAL.
Internal memory/memory card
When the camera contains a memory
card,
is displayed, and when there is
no memory card in the camera,
is
displayed.
[ 10]
Number of exposures
remaining
The number of pictures
that can be stored on
the internal memory or
a memory card depends
on the capacity of the
memory or memory card
and the option chosen
for Image mode (Image quality and Image
size) ( 85).
Flash mode
Choose from five modes depending
on lighting and your creative intent
( 44).
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Basic Photography
1
Number of Exposures Remaining
If the number of exposures remaining is zero, the message “OUT OF MEMORY” will be
displayed in the monitor and no further pictures can be taken until you:
• Choose a lower image quality or image size setting ( 83) (depending on the condition, no further pictures may be taken even if you change the setting).
• Insert a new memory card ( 12).
• Remove the memory card so that pictures will be recorded in the internal memory (
13) (pictures can be taken only when the internal memory has space).
• Delete some pictures in the internal memory or on a memory card.
Basic Photography
Available Functions in Auto Shooting Mode
In
(Auto shooting) mode, the Flash ( 44), Self-timer ( 46), Macro close-up
( 48), and Exposure compensation ( 49) can be set. Also,
(Auto shooting)
mode provides fourteen shooting menu options such as White balance, Image
sharpening and Continuous. See “Using the Shooting Menu” ( 80).
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Step 2–Frame the Picture
1
Ready the camera
Hold the camera steadily in both hands. Photographs can be framed in the monitor or
the viewfinder.
Don’t Block the Shot
To avoid dark or partially obscured pictures, keep
your fingers and other objects away from the lens,
flash window, AF-assist Illuminator, and microphone.
Zoom out
Zoom in
[ 10]
Indicator in monitor
shows amount of zoom
when either button is
pressed
[ 10]
Digital zoom
Frame your subject
Your Nikon digital camera is equipped with two
types of built-in zoom: optical zoom, in which
the camera’s telescoping lens can be used to
magnify the subject up to 3 ×, and digital
zoom, in which digital processing is used to further magnify the image up to 4 ×, for a total of
12 ×. Use the Zoom Buttons to frame your subject in the center of the monitor:
• Press the
(W) Button to zoom out
from your subject, increasing the area visible in the frame.
• Press the (T) Button to zoom in on your
subject so that it fills a larger area of the
frame.
• When the camera is zoomed in to maximum magnification, holding the
(T)
Button down for more than two seconds
will trigger digital zoom. The zoom indicator will turn yellow, and the green (AF)
lamp next to the viewfinder will blink. Use
the
(T) and
(W) Buttons to adjust
zoom in the digital zoom range. To cancel
digital zoom, press
(W) until the zoom
indicator turns white.
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Basic Photography
2
Digital Zoom
• In digital zoom, data from the camera's image sensor are processed digitally, enlarging the center area of the picture to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom does not increase the
amount of detail visible in the picture. Instead, details visible at maximum optical zoom are simply
enlarged, producing a slightly “grainy” image. Note that the effects of digital zoom are not visible in the viewfinder - use the monitor when framing pictures with digital zoom. Digital zoom
is not available when the monitor is off or when an assist mode (except for SPORTS and SPORTS
SPECTATOR) is selected, or when 5 shot buffer (
89) is set in the Shooting menu.
• When digital zoom is working, the focus area is fixed in the center of the frame ( 98).
• When digital zoom is working, Metering is set to just like Center-weighted ( 88).
When Lighting Is Poor
When lighting is poor, sensitivity is raised to compensate and the image in the monitor
may be slightly mottled. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
Basic Photography
Monitor or Viewfinder?
• Use the monitor to confirm camera settings at a glance while at the same time viewing an image
that shows how the final picture will appear. This is particularly useful when the image in the
viewfinder does not accurately reflect what will appear in the final picture, for example when:
– your subject is less than 1.5 meters (4'11") from the camera
– digital zoom is in effect
• Use the viewfinder when you want to save power by turning the monitor off ( 122), or when
bright ambient lighting makes it difficult to see the display in the monitor.
• When taking pictures continuously using the sports assist or continuous option, etc., they are
displayed on the monitor later than actual shooting. We recommend you to take pictures continuously using the viewfinder.
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Step 3–Focus and Shoot
1
Focus area
Red ( ) Lamp
When the Shutter-release Button is pressed
halfway, the Green AF (Autofocus) Lamp and
the Red (flash-ready) Lamp are shown as follows.
Red (
On
Blinks
Off
Green (AF) Lamp
Focus indicator
) Lamp
Flash will fire when picture is taken.
Flash charging.
Flash off or not required.
Green (AF) Lamp/
focus area and focus indicator
[ 10]
2
On
green/
green
Subject in focus.
Blinks
green/
red
Camera unable to focus on subject.
Recompose the picture and try
again.
Take the picture
• Press the Shutter-release Button the rest
of the way down to take the picture.
• To prevent blur, press the Shutter-release
Button down smoothly.
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Basic Photography
[ 10]
Focus
Press the Shutter-release Button halfway to
set focus and exposure.
• Focus and exposure will lock while the Shutter-release Button is pressed halfway ( 7).
• In
mode, the camera automatically
selects focus area containing the subject
closest to camera from five focus areas
(default setting in auto shooting mode).
• When subject is in focus, the selected AF
area turns green.
During Recording
• While pictures are being recorded to the memory or memory card, the Green (AF) Lamp will
blink, and at the same time, a
(wait) icon will be displayed in the monitor or the memory icon
(
or
) will blink. Do not turn the camera off, eject the memory card, or remove or
disconnect the power source while pictures are being recorded. Cutting power or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to the camera, internal memory, or card.
Basic Photography
Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus performs best when there is contrast between the subject and the background and the subject is evenly lit. It does not perform well if the subject is very dark
or moving rapidly, if there are objects of sharply differing brightness in the scene (e.g.,
the sun is behind your subject and their features are in deep shadow), or if there are
several objects at different distances from the camera at the center of the frame (e.g.,
your subject is inside a cage).
Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency)
Sensitivity is a measure of how sensitive the camera responds
to light. Your Nikon digital camera normally has a sensitivity
roughly equivalent to film with an ISO 50 (E7900) or ISO 64
(E5900) rating. When lighting is poor and Sensitivity ( 95) is
Auto, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent
camera movement (camera shake). An ISO icon will appear in
the monitor to warn that the picture may be slightly mottled.
Low Battery
If the flash fires when the low battery icon is displayed, the monitor will turn off while
the Speedlight recharges.
AF-Assist Illuminator
E7900/E5900 is equipped with an AF-assist Illuminator. If lighting is poor, the built-in
AF-assist Illuminator will light when the Shutter-release Button is pressed halfway, allowing the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. For more information
on AF-assist Illuminator, see “AF Assist” in the Set-up menu ( 126).
Autofocus
The E7900/E5900 has two modes that allow control of the Autofocus; AF area mode
( 98) and Auto-focus mode ( 101).
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Step 4–View the Results (Full-screen Playback)
01.03.2005
12:00
100NIKON
0002.JPG
2/
2]
Press the
2
View pictures in the monitor
• This mode is called “Full-screen playback.”
• To view additional pictures, press
or
to view pictures in the order recorded,
or to view pictures in reverse order.
Button
To cancel Full-screen playback and return to
the Auto shooting mode, press the
Button again.
Playback Tip
Pictures are displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory or a
memory card. This makes it possible to scroll rapidly through the pictures in the memory or a memory card without waiting for each image to be displayed at full resolution.
The
Button
Pressing the
Button for about two seconds will turn the camera on. Press again to
return to the mode selected with the Mode Dial.
More About Playback
For more information on playback, see “More on Playback” (
57 - 79).
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Basic Photography
[
1
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
To delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor:
Erase 1 image(s)?
Erase 1 image(s)?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Confirm
Confir
Confirm
Confir
A confirmation dialog displayed.
Highlight Yes.
• To exit without deleting picture, highlight No and press
.
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Delete picture and return to playback.
Done
Deleting Your Last Shot
At any time during shooting, you can press the
Button to delete the last picture taken. The confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press
or
to highlight Yes or No,
and press
.
Erase 1 image(s)?
No
Yes
Confirm
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Done
Image File and Folder Names
In the memory or on the memory card, pictures are identified by file names with three
parts: a four letter identifier, a four-digit file number assigned automatically by the
camera in ascending order, and a three-letter extension (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”).
When a picture is viewed in the monitor, the file number and extension appear in the
top right corner of the display. The identifier is not displayed, but is visible when pictures are transferred to a computer.
Picture type
Original
Audio file
Still picture
DSCN
.JPG
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Movie
DSCN
.MOV
55
Copy created using Small pic.
SSCN
.JPG
112
Cropped copy
RSCN
.JPG
60
Copy created using D-Lighting
FSCN
.JPG
61
Voice memo
(appended to original still)
DSCN
.WAV
62
Voice memo
(appended to cropped copy)
RSCN
.WAV
62
Voice memo
(appended to Small pic. copy)
SSCN
.WAV
62
Voice memo
(appended to D-Lighting copy)
FSCN
.WAV
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• Pictures are stored in a folder created automatically by the camera. The folder name includes a
three-digit folder number (e.g., 100NIKON).
• Folders can hold up to 200 pictures; if a picture is taken when the current folder contains 200
pictures, a new folder will be created by adding one to the largest folder number (e.g.,
100NIKON → 101NIKON).
• Each time you take pictures in Panorama assist mode, a “P_xxx” folder (e.g., “101P_001”) is automatically created, and a series of pictures starting with “DSCN0001” are stored in the folder.
• When you take pictures after switching the mode from Panorama assist mode, newly taken pictures are stored in the largest numbered folder except the Panorama assist folder.
• If you take a picture when the current folder contains a picture numbered 9999, a new folder
will be created and file numbering will begin again from 0001.
• If file number reaches 200 or picture number reaches 9999 when the memory or the memory
card contains a folder numbered 999, no further pictures can be taken, even if there is still memory capacity. Replace the memory card, or transfer all pictures to a computer ( 65) and then
format the memory or the memory card ( 130).
• When the
Button is pressed in Shooting mode except the Panorama assist mode, the picture
with the largest number stored in the largest numbered folder except the Panorama assist folder
is displayed.
• When the
Button is pressed in Panorama assist mode, the picture with the largest number
stored in the largest numbered folder of the Panorama assist folder is displayed.
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Basic Photography
Copy
Identifier Extension
Scene Mode
Assist and Scene Modes
Your Nikon digital camera offers a choice of four “assist” and twelve “scene”
modes. In these modes, camera settings are automatically optimized for the selected subject type, sparing you the necessity of adjusting settings one-by-one.
Assist Modes
Assist modes are chosen by rotating the Mode Dial to the desired mode.
Framing assist options are available to help you compose your shots.
Mode
Description
Use for portraits in which the main subject stands out clearly
while background details are softened.
Use to enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in skyscapes, forLandscape assist
ests, and other landscape shots, or to take portraits that feature a
landmark in the background.
Sports assist
Use for sports shots that freeze motion in rapidly-moving subjects.
Night portrait assist Use for portraits taken against a dimly-lit backdrop.
Portrait assist
Scene Mode
Scene Modes
Scene modes are selected by rotating the Mode Dial to
Button.
Mode
PARTY/INDOOR
BEACH/SNOW
SUNSET
DUSK/DAWN
NIGHT LANDSCAPE
CLOSE UP
MUSEUM
FIREWORKS
SHOW
COPY
BACK LIGHT
PANORAMA
ASSIST
UNDERWATER
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31
33
34
35
and pressing the
Description
Use to capture background details or the effects of candlelight
and other indoor lighting.
Use for bright subjects such as snowfields, beaches, and sunlit
expanses of water.
Use to preserve the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
Use to preserve the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise and after sunset.
Use when taking landscape shots at night.
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers, insects,
and other small objects.
Use where flash photography is prohibited.
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37
38
38
39
39
Use to capture the expanding burst of light from a firework.
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Use to copy text and line drawings.
Use when light is coming from behind your subject, throwing
their features into shadow.
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to
form a single scene.
Use when taking underwater photographs using the water-proof
case (WP-CP4).
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40
41
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Assist and Scene Modes
Depending on your subject, assist and scene modes may not always produce the desired
results. If results are not to your satisfaction, choose
(Auto shooting) and try again.
Assist and Scene Modes Help
When the assist or scene menu is displayed, pressing
Button displays the help for the selected assist or scene.
(T)
• Pressing
or
displays the help for another assist or scene.
• To select the assist or scene while its help is displayed, press
. The
camera will return to Shooting mode.
• To return to the Assist or Scene menu, press
(T) Button.
• To return to the Shooting mode without selecting the assist or scene,
press
Button.
PORTRAIT
POR
TRAIT
Use for portrait
pictures, create soft
skin tone effects.
Exit
Confirm
Back
Scene Mode
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Framing Assist
The four Assist modes offer a selection of framing assist
options that allow you to compose pictures with the help
of framing guides displayed in the monitor.
To use framing assist, rotate the Mode Dial to the desired
mode and follow the steps below.
Scene Mode
Display Framing assist menu.
Choose composition type. Current selection highlighted and caption displayed.
Make selection to return to shooting When taking pictures, position subject or
mode. Framing guide appears in monitor. subjects in framing guide as described
on following pages.
Using the Guides
• Your subject does not have to fit exactly in the framing guides.
• When framing pictures, pay attention to your surroundings; be careful not to trip and
fall.
Image Quality and Image Size
It is possible to change Image quality ( 83)
and Image size ( 84) from this menu. Select
an icon of Image quality or Image size shown
on the right, and press
to change them.
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Portrait Assist
(Portrait assist) mode helps you frame portraits in
which the main subject stands out clearly while background details are softened. This lends the composition a sense of depth (the degree of softening
depends on the amount of light available). A framing
assist menu helps you frame off-center subjects and
compose tall or wide shots and two-person portraits.
Rotate the Mode Dial to
and press the
Button (
The following Portrait assist modes are available:
30).
PORTRAIT
No guides are displayed in monitor. Camera focuses on subject in the center of
frame.
• Focus lock can be used to focus on off-center subjects ( 99).
[
8]
[
8]
[
8]
[
8]
PORTRAIT RIGHT
Use to compose shot with subject centered in right half of frame.
• Camera will focus on subject in framing guide.
PORTRAIT CLOSE-UP
Use to compose shot with your subject’s face positioned in top
half of frame.
• Camera will focus on subject in framing guide.
PORTRAIT COUPLE
Use to compose shot with two subjects positioned side-by-side.
• Camera will focus on closest subject.
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Scene Mode
PORTRAIT LEFT
Use to compose shot with subject centered in left half of frame.
• Camera will focus on subject in framing guide.
PORTRAIT FIGURE
Use to compose shot with camera held as shown at
right and subject’s face in top half of frame.
• Camera will focus on subject in framing guide.
[
8]
FACE-PRIORITY AF
This function is optimum for photographing portraits (from the
waist up) of up to three people. When the camera recognizes
human faces, the square focus area is displayed and the subject is
in focus.
• When the Shutter-release Button is pressed halfway, focus area
is locked and the camera focuses.
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
AF area
OFF
Scene Mode
Face-Priority AF
• When photographing two or three people, the subject closest to the camera is in focus and the
focus area turns red. The face selected for focusing by the camera varies depending upon a number of conditions including the direction in which each person is facing.
• The camera focuses continuously, until the camera recognizes the face of subjects.
• When the camera do not recognize the face, the subject at the center of the frame is focused.
• The camera is unable to recognize human faces in the following situations:
- The subject is wearing sunglasses or part of face is in some other way obstructed.
- The face portion is too big because the subject is too close to the camera.
- The face portion is too small because the subject is too far away from the camera.
Settings for Assist Modes
The settings for Flash,
Self-timer, Macro close-up in Portrait assist, Landscape
assist, Sports assist, and Night portrait assist modes are shown on the table respectively.
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Landscape Assist
(Landscape assist) mode helps you frame vivid
landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and
contrast. GROUP RIGHT or GROUP LEFT helps you
frame portrait shots featuring a landmark in the background.
Rotate the Mode Dial to
and press the
Button
( 30).
The following Landscape assist modes are available:
LANDSCAPE
No guides are displayed in monitor. Use to focus on distant objects through foreground objects such as windows or a screen of branches.
• Focus is fixed at infinity.
ARCHITECTURE
Use to photograph buildings.
• A grid is displayed in the monitor to help keep verticals and
horizontals aligned with the frame.
GROUP RIGHT
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to right and landmark or other object in background at left of frame.
• Portrait subject will be in focus.
[
8]
[
8]
[
8]
GROUP LEFT
Use to compose portraits with portrait subjects to left and landmark or other object in background at right of frame.
• Portrait subject will be in focus.
*
OFF
(changeable)
* When you select GROUP RIGHT or GROUP LEFT, Flash mode is set to
OFF
(changeable).
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Scene Mode
SCENIC VIEW
Use to compose landscapes with sky in top third of frame, distant
objects in middle third, and closer objects in bottom third.
• Match top of skyline with wavy yellow guide.
Sports Assist
(Sports assist) mode is used for dynamic action
shots that capture moving objects. The assist menu lets
you freeze the action in a single shot or record motion
in a series of pictures.
Rotate the Mode Dial to
and press the
Button
( 30).
The following Sports assist modes are available:
SPORTS
While Shutter-release Button is held down, pictures are recorded at rate of up to
about 1.7 frames per second (E7900)/2 frames per second (E5900). With E7900,
camera takes about 29 shots in a series when Image quality is NORMAL and
Image size is 7M (3072 × 2304). With E5900, camera takes about 9 shots in a
series when Image quality is NORMAL and Image size is 5M (2592 × 1944).
• Focus, exposure, and white balance are determined by first shot in each series.
Scene Mode
SPORT SPECTATOR
Sport spectator is ideal for capturing those instants when you have no time to compose the picture. Use at ranges of about 4 m .
• While Shutter-release Button is held down, pictures are recorded at rate of up to
about 1.7 frames per second (E7900)/2 frames per second (E5900). Number of
shots that can be taken is the same as for
(Sports) mode.
SPORT COMPOSITE
Each time Shutter-release Button is pressed, camera takes
sixteen consecutive shots in about 2 seconds. Camera
arranges pictures in four rows (one shot: 400 × 300) to
form a single picture (2M: 1600 × 1400). Focus, exposure,
and white balance are determined by first shot in each
series.
OFF
OFF
Sports Assist
In
(Sports) or
(Sport composite) mode, Auto-focus mode is locked to
Continuous AF ( 101) and focus area is locked in the center of the frame. The camera
focuses continuously, until AF lock is set by pressing the Shutter-release Button halfway.
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Night Portrait Assist
(Night portrait assist) mode is used for taking portrait shots at night, when it provides a natural balance
between the main subject and the background. A
framing menu helps you frame off-center subjects and
compose your shots. Pictures taken at slow shutter
speeds are adjusted to improve quality, slightly increasing processing time.
• Functions for Night portrait assist mode are the same as for Portrait mode
( 31), but FACE-PRIORITY AF is not available.
• To prevent blurring, mount the camera on a tripod or rest it on a flat, stable surface.
• Noise reduction turns on automatically at slow shutter speeds ( 102). It
takes more time than usual to store the picture.
OFF
(changeable)
Scene Mode
Fires for every
shooting using the
red-eye reduction
and slow sync functions.
OFF
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Scene Mode
(Scene) mode offers a menu of twelve “scenes,”
each corresponding to a common situation, such as a
backlit subject, sunset, or interior shot. Camera settings
are automatically adjusted to suit the selected scene, sparing you the necessity of adjusting each setting separately.
To take pictures in Scene mode, rotate the Mode Dial to
and follow the steps below:
Scene Mode
Display Scene menu.
Choose scene. Current selection highlighted and caption displayed.
Make selection to return to shooting
mode. Selected scene shown by icon at
top left corner of monitor.
Image Quality and Image Size
It is possible to change Image quality ( 83)
and Image size ( 84) from this menu. Select
an icon of Image quality or Image size shown
on the right, and press
to change them.
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The following scenes are available:
PARTY/INDOOR
Use for shots that include details of the background, or to
capture the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
•Blur level:
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
BEACH/SNOW
Vividly captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields, beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
Scene Mode
(changeable)
SUNSET
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
•Blur level:
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
Settings for Scene Modes
•
•
•
,
, and
indicate Flash, Self-timer, and Macro close-up respectively.
indicates that Metering is
Matrix (
88).
indicates AF area mode is set to
Off ( 98). Center focus area is used. AF lock can be
used to take pictures of off-center subjects ( 99).
The
(Camera Shake) Icon
When the
icon appears in the monitor, pictures may be blurred. In this section, the
precautions that you can take to avoid blur are indicated by stars:
hold the camera in both hands and brace elbows against your body
use a tripod or rest the camera on a flat, level surface.
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DUSK/DAWN
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
• Camera focuses at infinity.
• Noise reduction turns on automatically at slow shutter speeds. It takes
more time than usual to store the picture.
• An AF-assist illuminator does not light even if for a dark subject.
• Blur level:
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
Scene Mode
NIGHT LANDSCAPE
A slow shutter speed is used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
• Focus is fixed at infinity. Focus indicator lights whenever Shutterrelease Button is pressed halfway.
• Noise reduction turns on automatically at slow shutter speeds. It takes
more time than usual to store the picture.
• An AF-assist illuminator does not light even if for a dark subject.
• Blur level:
OFF
(changeable)
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OFF
–
CLOSE UP
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers,
insects, and other small objects, with the background
artistically blurred.
• To focus on objects as close as 4 cm (1.6") to the lens, adjust zoom
until the macro close-up icon ( ) in monitor turns green.
• Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position.
• The camera focuses continuously, until AF lock is set by pressing the
Shutter-release Button halfway.
• Blur level:
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
ON
• The Best Shot Selector (BSS;
91) turns on automatically, reducing
the effects of inadvertent camera movement.
• Photography may be prohibited altogether in some locations. Be sure
to obtain permission first.
• An AF-assist illuminator does not light even if for a dark subject.
• Blur level:
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
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Scene Mode
MUSEUM
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for
example, in museums and art galleries) or in other indoor
settings where you do not want to use the flash.
FIREWORKS SHOW
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the burst of light
from a firework.
• Focus is fixed at infinity. Focus indicator lights whenever Shutterrelease Button is pressed halfway.
• Exposure compensation can not be used.
• An AF-assist illuminator does not light even if for a dark subject.
• Blur level:
OFF
OFF
–
–
Scene Mode
COPY
Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white
board or in printed matter such as a business card.
Colored text and drawings may not show up well in the final picture.
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
BACK LIGHT
Use when light is coming from behind your subject,
throwing their features into shadow, or when your subject is in the shade but the background is brightly lit.
OFF
(changeable)
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OFF
PANORAMA ASSIST
Use when taking a series of pictures that will later be joined to
form a single scene (for example, a
panorama or 360° virtual-reality
image).
Flash, self-timer, macro, and exposure modes are fixed at settings for the
first shot in a series. Zoom is also fixed at the adjustment for the first shot
in a series.
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
(changeable)
OFF
(changeable)
Scene Mode
UNDERWATER
Use when taking underwater photographs using the
water-proof case (WP-CP4).
OFF
(changeable)
Joining Panorama Pictures
Transfer the pictures taken with PANORAMA ASSIST to your computer ( 65) and
use the Panorama Maker function in PictureProject to join them into a single scene. For
further information, see the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD).
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Taking Pictures for a Panorama
Select
menu.
(PANORAMA ASSIST) in Scene Pan direction ( ) displayed in yellow.
Scene Mode
Select how pictures will be joined together in completed panorama. This is the direction in which to pan the camera after each shot.
Make selection (to change selected pan
direction, press center of multi selector
and repeat steps 3 - 4). Pan direction displayed in white.
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Take first picture.
icon is displayed,
and White balance and Exposure
compensation are locked. About one
third of picture is shown superimposed on
view through lens (if pan direction is left
to right, picture will appear on left side of
monitor).
Compose the next shot to overlap with
the previous picture.
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Take next shot. Repeat
steps 6 - 7 until all shots
in series have been taken.
End series.
• Shooting will also end
if changing mode
using the Mode Dial
or entering standby
mode.
Scene Mode
Panorama Assist
The pan direction, Flash mode, Self-timer mode, Macro close-up mode, and Exposure
compensation can not be changed after the first picture is taken. To change the pan
direction, press the
Button to end shooting and repeat steps 1 - 3.
Full-Screen Playback
When you press the
Button after starting shooting, Panorama assist mode is terminated and the most recent picture will be displayed in the monitor.
Use a Tripod
Using a tripod makes it easier to compose overlapping shots.
Panorama Assist Folder
Each time you take pictures in Panorama assist mode, a “P_xxx” folder (e.g.,
“101P_001”) is automatically created, and a series of pictures are stored in the folder.
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When Lighting Is Poor: Using the Flash
The following five flash modes are available:
Mode
Auto
Auto with redeye reduction
How it works
Flash fires when lighting is
poor.
Pre flash is used before the
main flash fires to reduce
“red-eye.” If “red-eye” is
detected after an image is
taken, the camera will correct “red-eye” when storing
the picture.
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To select the flash mode:
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When to use it
Best choice in most situations.
Flash Range
• Flash range varies with zoom position. When the camera is zoomed all the way out, the flash has
a range of approx. 0.3 - 4.5 m/1' - 14'8". When the camera is zoomed all the way in, the flash
has a range of approx. 0.3 - 3.5 m/1' - 11'5" with Auto in Sensitivity.
• The flash may not be able to light the entire subject at distances of less than 30 cm (1'). When
taking close-ups, play each picture back after shooting to check the results.
Selecting Flash Mode While Displaying Focus Area Selection Guide
When AF area mode ( 98) is set to
Manual ( 100) and focus area selection
guide is displayed in the monitor, press
to hide focus area selection guide and select
the Flash mode.
The
(Camera Shake) Icon
When lighting is poor and the Flash is off ( ), shutter speeds
will slow and pictures may be blurred. If the shutter speed required for exposure is very slow, a
(camera shake) warning
will appear in the monitor. Use of a tripod or support is recommended.
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Flash Mode Selection
Flash mode is not available in the following cases:
•
•
•
•
Continuous is set to
Continuous,
BSS is set to On.
Auto bracketing is set to On.
Taking a picture in some assist modes (
5 shot buffer or
Multi-shot 16.
30 - 35) or scene modes (
36 - 41).
Red-Eye Reduction
The “Red-eye reduction” flash function of the E7900/E5900 uses an advanced red-eye
reduction method. Several pre-flashes are fired before the main flash fires to reduce
“red-eye.” In addition to this function, if “red-eye” is detected the camera will automatically correct it when storing the picture (“In-Camera Red-Eye Fix”). Using this function there is slight delay before you can press the shutter release again for the next
shot. Depending on the situation, red-eye reduction may not always produce the desired results. In some rare cases, other picture areas may be affected as well as the “redeye” area. In this case, choose another flash mode and try again.
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Using the Built-In Speedlight
Light from the flash reflected from particles of dust or other matter in the air may appear in pictures as bright specks. If this occurs, turn the Flash off or zoom in and try
again.
Taking a Self-Portrait: Using the Self-Timer
When the self-timer is on, pictures are taken ten or three seconds after the
Shutter-release Button is pressed. This can be used to allow you to appear in
your own pictures or to prevent close-up or low-light shots from being
blurred by the camera movement that occurs when the Shutter-release Button is pressed. When using the Self-timer, you should either mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level surface.
Self-timer
Self-timer
:Confirm
:Confir
Display Self-timer menu.
Highlight ON.
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[
8]
[
8]
Exit menu. Self-timer icon is displayed in Frame picture and press Shutter-release
monitor (to exit without setting the self- Button halfway to set focus and expotimer, wait two seconds without pressing sure.
Button).
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8]
Start timer. Press once for delay of about
ten seconds, twice for delay of about
three seconds.
• Countdown timer in monitor shows
number of seconds remaining until
shutter is released.
The Self-timer Lamp on the front of the camera will blink until one second
before the picture is taken, staying lit during the final second to warn that the
shutter is about to be released.
Press once for 10s delay
Press twice for 3s delay
Start
1s remaining
Blinks
Shutter released
Stays lit
Stopping the Self-Timer
To stop the self-timer before picture is taken, press the Shutter-release Button twice for
a ten-seconds delay, or once for a three-seconds delay.
The Self-Timer
• When using the self-timer, mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level
surface.
• The self-timer is not available in some Assist modes (
28 - 35) or Scene modes (
36 - 41).
• When shooting pictures using the self-timer,
Continuous,
5 shot buffer,
Multishot 16, BSS and Auto bracketing are not available.
Continuous,
5 shot buffer or
Multi-shot 16 is automatically set to
Single.
• When BSS or Auto bracketing is set, the setting will be automatically OFF while the self-timer
is ON.
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Selecting Self-Timer While Displaying Focus Area Selection Guide
When AF area mode ( 98) is set to
Manual ( 100) and focus area selection
guide is displayed in the monitor, press
to hide focus area selection guide and select
the Self-timer mode.
Easy Close-Ups: Macro Close-Up Mode
Macro close-up mode is used for taking close-up shots of small objects at very
short distances (minimum 4 cm/1.6").
Macro close-up
Macro close-up
:Confirm
:Confir
:Confir
:Confirm
Display Macro close-up menu.
Highlight ON.
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8]
[
8]
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Exit menu.
icon appears in monitor Frame picture.
when camera is in Macro close-up (to • If camera is zoomed out until
icon
exit without setting Macro close-up
turns green, camera can focus at dismode, wait two seconds without presstance of 4 cm (1.6").
ing
Button).
Selecting Macro Close-Up Mode While Displaying Focus Area Selection Guide
When AF area mode ( 98) is set to
Manual ( 100) and focus area selection
guide is displayed in the monitor, press
to hide focus area selection guide and select
the Macro close-up mode.
Macro Close-Up Mode
• At short ranges, the viewfinder does not show the exact image area that will appear in the final
picture. Use the monitor for close-ups.
• Macro close-up is not available in Assist modes ( 28 - 35) or some Scene modes (
36 - 41).
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Controlling Exposure: Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera. Exposure compensation can be set to values between –2.0
EV (underexposure) and +2.0 EV (overexposure) in increments of 1/3 EV.
Exposure comp.
comp
Exposure comp.
comp
+0.3
+1.3
+1.0
:Confirm
:Confir
-0.3
:Confirm
:Confir
+0.7
Histogram
Display Exposure comp. menu and a his- Highlight desired value.
togram.
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8]
Selecting Exposure Comp. While Displaying Focus Area Selection Guide
When AF area mode ( 98) is set to
Manual ( 100) and focus area selection
guide is displayed on the monitor, press
to hide focus area selection guide and select the Exposure compensation.
Cancelling Exposure Compensation
To cancel exposure compensation, select a value of 0. In
(Auto shooting) mode, a
selected value remains even if the camera is turned off. In another shooting mode, exposure compensation returns to the default value for the selected mode when the camera is turned off or the Mode Dial is rotated.
Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is not available when
ed in the scene mode.
FIREWORKS SHOW (
40) is select-
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Exit menu.
icon and a value for exposure compensation are displayed in monitor at settings other than 0 (to exit
without changing setting, wait two seconds without pressing
Button).
Histogram
A histogram shows distribution of tones in image; horizontal axis corresponds to pixel
brightness, with dark tones to left and bright tones to right, while vertical axis shows
number of pixels of each brightness in the image.
The scale of an axis is determined by the maximum number of pixels of a picture.
Choosing a Value for Exposure Compensation
As a rule of thumb, select positive values when large areas of the frame are very brightly
lit (for example, when photographing an expanse of sunlit water, sand, or snow) or
when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Choose negative values
when large areas of the frame are very dark (for example, when photographing a forest
of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main subject.
This is because the camera, in order to avoid extreme under- or over-exposure, tends
to lower exposure when the frame is very bright and raise exposure when the frame is
very dark. This can make naturally bright subjects look darker and naturally dark subjects appear over-bright, or “washed out.”
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Movies
Setting the Movie Recording (Movie Menu)
Movies will be recorded with sound recorded via the camera’s built-in microphone.
You can set the options for the movie recording as follows:
Rotate Mode Dial to
.
Display Movie menu. (Electronic VR is
displayed with E7900.)
Highlight option.
Display option menu.
Movies
Highlight item.
To return to the Movie menu, press
Make selection to return to Movie menu.
.
Return to the Movie shooting mode.
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Mode
• Only optical zoom can be used before recording, and only digital zoom (up to 2 ×) can be used
while recording.
• In the Movie shooting mode, the following options will be fixed:
- Flash mode (
44) is
Flash Cancel.
- Self-timer (
46) is OFF.
- Exposure compensation ( 49) can not be set.
- White balance (
86) is
AUTO.
- Metering (
88) is
Matrix.
Icon Type Display
Using the Menus options in the Setup menu switches the menu display
between Text and Icons ( 135).
(Electronic VR is displayed with
E7900.)
Movie
Mo
vie options
MOVIE
MO
VIE
Movie options
Auto-focus mode
Electronic VR
Exit
Confirm
Help
Exit
Text
Playback Menu Help
When the Movie menu is displayed, pressing
plays the help for the selected item.
(T) Button dis-
Help
Movie options
Movie
Choose the
type of movie.
• To return to the Movie menu, press the
(T) Button.
• To return to the Movie shooting mode, press the
Button.
Movies
Exit
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Confirm
Icons
Back
Selecting Movie Options
In Movie Options, you can select the type of movie depending on how you
plan to use the movie.
Option
TV movie 640
(default setting)
TV movie 640
Small size 320
Max. recording time*
Memory
Memory card
Approx. 13.5MB
256MB
Movies are recorded at
30 frames per second.
Each frame is 640 × 480
pixels.
12s
Approx. 3m40s**
Movies are recorded at
15 frames per second.
Each frame is 640 × 480
pixels.
24s
Approx. 7m20s
Movies are recorded at
30 frames per second.
Each frame is 320 × 240
pixels.
24s
Approx. 7m20s
Movies are recorded at
30 frames per second.
Each frame is 160 × 120
pixels. Small size allows
longer movies to be
recorded.
1m23s
Approx. 25m
Movies
Smaller size
160
Description
* Approximate maximum total recording time for the memory card is indicated as a guide. Actual
total recording time varies depending on the make of memory cards even when they have the
same memory capacity.
** To prevent TV movie 640
from ending unexpectedly, use memory card rated for 10MB/s or
more.
Movies
Movies are recorded as QuickTime movie files with the extension “.MOV” and can be
played back on a computer after transfer.
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Selecting Auto-Focus Mode
The auto-focus mode for movie recording can be set. Select Auto-focus
mode in the Movie menu ( 51), and choose from the following two modes.
Option
Description
Single AF
(default setting)
Camera focuses when Shutter-release Button is
pressed halfway. Focus locks when focus operation
is complete.
Continuous AF
Camera adjusts focus continuously.
To prevent the sound of the camera focusing from
interfering with recording, select Single AF.
Setting Electronic VR (E7900 only)
The vibration reduction for movie recording can be set. Select Electronic VR
in the Movie menu ( 51), and select On or Off.
Option
Description
Reduces effects of camera shake.
On
Movies
Vibration reduction off.
Off
(default setting)
Electronic VR
When Electronic VR is set to On, an
monitor.
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icon appears in the
Recording Movies
Rotate the Mode Dial to
The monitor shows the available recording
time.
2
Start recording
Press the Shutter-release Button all the way
down to start recording.
• Camera focuses on subject in the center
of the frame ( 54).
• During recording, a
icon blinks and
progress will be shown by the indicator at
the bottom of the monitor.
• To finish recording, press the Shutterrelease Button again.
• Recording will end automatically when no
more space is available in the memory or
on the memory card.
Notes on Movies
• Depending on the make of memory card used, recording may end before the memory card is
full. If this happens, “CANNOT RECORD MOVIE” will be displayed, but the recording until that
time is stored as a movie.
• During recording, do not touch the built-in microphone.
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Viewing Movies
In the full-screen playback mode ( 25), movies can
be played with sound. Movies are indicated by
icon and can be viewed by pressing
of the multi
selector. Playback controls are displayed at the top
of the monitor; press
or
of the Multi Selector
to highlight a control, then press
to perform the
selected operation.
[
Control
Button
6s]
Description
Rewind
While movie is in progress, use multi selector
to select
, then press and hold .
Advance
Use multi selector to select , then press and
hold . Playback ends at the last frame.
Pause
Use multi selector to select
to pause display.
, then press
Movies
Rewind movie
by one frame
When movie is paused, use multi selector to
select , then press
.
Advance movie
by one frame
When movie is paused, use multi selector to
select
, then press
.
Resume
When movie is paused, use multi selector to
select , then press
.
Stop
Use multi selector to select , then press
to return to playback mode.
Playback Volume
The zoom Buttons control volume during playback. Press the
crease volume, the
(T) Button to increase.
(W) Button to de-
Deleting Movies
To delete a movie, press the
Button. The confirmation dialog will be displayed; press
or
of the multi selector to highlight an option, then press
.
• Yes: delete the movie and return to playback mode
• No: exit to playback mode without deleting the movie
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Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Viewing Pictures: Full-Screen Playback
Pressing the
Button in the Shooting mode will
display recorded pictures full-screen in the monitor
(Full-screen playback mode).
• Pressing the
Button while the camera is in
the Playback mode, returns to the screen
selected on the Mode Dial.
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Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
To
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Press
,
,
or
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Pressing the
(W) Button in Full-screen Playback
mode displays the pictures in the memory or on the
memory card in “contact sheets” of four thumbnail
images.
Description
to highlight pictures.
Highlight pictures
Change number of pictures
displayed
Delete highlighted picture
Cancel
thumbnail
playback
Exit to current mode
(W)/
(T)
With four thumbnails displayed, press
(W) Button once to
view nine thumbnails. Press
(T) Button to “zoom in” from
nine thumbnails to four-thumbnail view or, when four thumbnails are displayed, to return to full-screen playback mode.
The confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press
to highlight Yes, and
Erase 1 image(s)?
press
to delete the picture.
No
• No: Return to playback mode without deleting a picture.
Yes
•
: Delete only the voice memo
Confirm
recorded with a picture ( 62).
is displayed when selecting a
picture with the voice memo.
A selected picture is displayed in Full-screen playback mode.
Exit to mode selected with Mode Dial
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Images in the Memory
The pictures in the memory and on the memory card can not be displayed simultaneously. To display pictures stored in the memory, select either of the following:
• Remove the memory card from the camera, and display the pictures.
• Copy pictures stored in the memory to a memory card (
113), and display the pictures.
Shooting Information
The shooting conditions displayed in the full-screen playback mode or shooting mode
can be specified. See Monitor settings ( 122) in the Set-up menu.
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Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
Use the (T) Button to zoom in on still images displayed in Full-screen playback mode.
To
Zoom in
Press
(T)
View other
areas of picture
Use multi selector to scroll to areas of picture not visible in
monitor. To use multi selector to view other pictures, cancel
zoom.
(W)
Cancel zoom
Crop picture
Delete picture
Zoom decreases each time button is pressed in playback
zoom. To cancel zoom, zoom picture out until entire picture is
displayed.
To view the previous or next picture, cancel the playback
zoom before using the Multi Selector.
Cancel zoom and return to full-screen playback.
Shutterrelease
Button
Only portion of picture visible in monitor can be cropped
( 60).
The confirmation dialog will be displayed, when you press
Button.
Press
on the multi selector to highlight Yes, and press
to delete the
picture.
• No: Return to full-screen playback
without deleting the picture.
•
: Delete only the voice memo recorded with a picture
( 62).
is displayed when selecting a picture with the
voice memo.
Playback Zoom
Playback zoom is not available with movies ( 55), copies created using the Small pic.
option ( 112), or cropped copies (320 × 420 pixels or smaller) ( 60).
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Zoom out
Description
Zoom increases each time button is pressed, to a maximum of
10×. While image is zoomed in,
icon and zoom ratio are
displayed in top left corner of monitor.
Cropping Pictures
When a picture is displayed in the playback zoom mode (
part of a picture and save it as a separate file.
59), you can crop
Zoom picture in and out.
The confirmation dialog displayed. Press
Press
,
,
or
to scroll picture
to highlight Yes, and press
to creuntil desired portion of image is dis- ate cropped copy.
played in monitor.
• To exit without creating copy, highlight No and press
.
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• Cropped pictures are stored in JPEG format (compression ratio 1: 8) as
separate pictures from the original pictures.
• Depending on the size of the original and the zoom ratio at the time the
copy was created, copies will be 2,592×1,944
(E7900 only),
2,288×1,712 , 2,048×1,536 , 1,600×1,200 , 1,280×960 ,
1,024×768 , 640×480 , 320×240 , or 160×120
pixels in size.
• Copies are stored in separate files in the memory or on the memory card
with names of the form “RSCNnnnn.JPG,” where “nnnn” is a four-digit
number assigned automatically by the camera.
• Cropped copies have the same recording time and date as the original picture.
Photo Trim
• Copies can not be created from cropped copies, or copies created with the D-lighting ( 61) or
Small pic. (
112).
• Cropped copies can only be created if sufficient space is available in the memory or on the memory card.
• Copies may not display or transfer correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon digital camera.
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Adjusting a Picture Tone Automatically (D-Lighting)
Press
(the center of the multi selector) in Full-screen playback mode. The
tone adjusted picture is created automatically as a separate picture. Using DLighting, backlit or insufficient flash light volumes can be adjusted brightly.
Copies
Copies are stored as files with names of the form “FSCNnnnn.JPG” (D-lighting) where
“nnnn” is a four-digit number assigned automatically by the camera. Copies are independent of the originals: deleting the copy has no effect on the original, deleting the
original no effect on the copy. Copies are created with the same transfer marking and
date and time of recording as the original, but any subsequent changes to transfer
marking or to protect, and print attributes must be made separately.
Copies may not display or transfer correctly when viewed on other models of Nikon
digital camera. Copies can not be created from cropped copies ( 60), or copies created with the Small pic. option ( 112). D-Lighting is not available with D-Lighting
copies. Copies can only be created if sufficient space is available in the memory or on
the memory card.
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Select picture in Full-screen playback The tone adjusted picture is displayed.
mode.
• Select Yes to save the a copy, No to
exit without creating copy, then press
.
Voice Memos: Recording and Playback
A voice memo can be recorded using the built-in
microphone and appended to any picture marked
with
(voice memo recording guide) icon
shown in full-screen playback ( 25).
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If
icon is displayed on
current picture, memo will be
recorded when Shutter-release
Record
Shutter- Button is held down. During
voice memo release recording,
icon blinks.
Button Recording ends after about 20s
or when Shutter-release Button is
released.
Play voice
memo
Change volume
Delete voice
memo
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Pictures with voice memos are
marked by
icon and
icon displayed in the Full-screen
Shutter- playback mode. Press Shutterrelease release Button to play voice
Button memo. Playback ends when
voice memo ends or Shutterrelease Button is pressed again.
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Zoom Buttons control volume during playback. Press
(W) Button to lower volume,
(T) Button to
increase.
The confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Press
on the multi
Erase 1 image(s)?
selector to highlight , and
No
press
. Only a voice memo will
Yes
be deleted.
Confirm
• No: Exit without deleting picture or voice memo
• Yes: Delete both picture and voice memo
Storage
Voice memo file names consist of an identifier (“DSCN” for memos appended to original pictures), a four-digit file number copied from the associated picture, and the extension “.WAV” (e.g., “DSCN0015.WAV”).
Notes on Voice Memos
• Voice memos can not be recorded or played during thumbnail playback ( 57) and playback
zoom (
59).
• Voice memos can not be recorded for movies.
• If a voice memo already exists for the current picture, it must be deleted before a new memo can
be recorded.
• Do not touch the microphone during recording.
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Viewing Pictures on TV
The EG-CP14 audio/video (A/V) cable provided with your camera can be used
to connect the camera to a television or video-cassette recorder (VCR).
Choosing Video Mode
Video mode in the Interface option of the camera Set-up menu offers a choice of
NTSC and PAL standards ( 132). Be sure that the standard selected matches that
used in the device.
Turn the camera off
Turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting the A/V cable.
Connect the A/V cable to the camera
Open the Interface connector Cover and
insert the black plug of the A/V cable into the
camera’s Audio/Video (A/V) out Connector.
Check to be sure the connector is in the
correct orientation and insert the plug
straight. Do not insert or disconnect it
forcibly.
3
Connect the A/V cable to the television or VCR
Insert the yellow plug of the A/V cable into
the video-in jack on your television or VCR
and the white plug into the audio-in jack.
4
5
Tune the television to the video channel
For more information, see the manual for
your television or VCR.
Turn the camera on
Press the
Button for at least two seconds to
turn the camera on. The camera monitor will
turn off and the television will display the
image normally shown in the monitor.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Using the UC-E6 USB cable and PictureProject software provided with your
camera, you can transfer photographs and movies to a computer and view
them. Before pictures can be transferred (copied) to your computer, PictureProject must be installed. For information on installing PictureProject, see the
Quick Start Guide and the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD).
Setting the USB Option on the Camera
Before connecting the camera to a computer, set the USB option according
to the method for transfer.
Pictures can be copied from the camera to the computer by:
• Pressing the
(Transfer
) Button on the camera
• Clicking the Transfer button in PictureProject
Pictures transferred using:
Operating system
Camera
(Transfer
) Button*
PictureProject
Transfer button
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Choose Mass storage
or PTP.
Choose Mass storage
or PTP.
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Choose
Mass storage**.
Choose Mass storage.
Mac OS X (10.1.5 or later)
Choose PTP.
Choose Mass storage
or PTP.
* The camera
(Transfer
) Button can not be used when the memory card
write protect switch is in the lock position.
Slide the switch to “write” position when transferring pictures ( 13).
**Pictures stored in the memory cannot be transferred with the camera
(Transfer
) Button. Use the Transfer button in PictureProject, or copy the
pictures in the memory to the memory card ( 113) and then transfer the pictures to the computer.
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Which method you will use depends on your computer’s
operating system and the USB option selected in the Set-up
menu of the camera. Set the USB option by referring to the
table ( 65) and the procedure ( 66).
To Set the USB Option
Rotate the Mode Dial to
and turn Highlight Interface and press
the camera on. The Set-up menu* will
be displayed in the monitor.
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Highlight USB and press
.
.
Select PTP or Mass storage.
Make a selection.
* For more information on the Set-up menu, see “Using the Set-up Menu”
( 116).
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Connecting the USB Cable
Turn the computer on and wait for it to start up. After confirming that the
camera is off, connect the UC-E6 USB cable (provided with your camera) as
shown below. Check to be sure the connector is in the correct orientation and insert the plug straight. Do not insert or disconnect it forcibly. Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not connect the cable
via a USB hub or keyboard.
You can now turn the camera on. The lens will extend when the camera is
turned on.
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Do not select PTP when connecting the camera to a computer running one of the
above operating systems. If you have connected the camera to a computer running one
of the above operating systems with PTP selected in USB, disconnect the camera as
described below. Be sure to select Mass storage before reconnecting the camera.
Windows 2000 Professional
A dialog will be displayed welcoming you to the Found New Hardware Wizard. Click
Cancel to close the dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
After displaying a message stating that the hardware information database is being updated, the computer will start the Add New Hardware Wizard. Click Cancel to exit the
wizard, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
The Add New Hardware Wizard will be displayed. Click Cancel to exit the wizard, and
then disconnect the camera.
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UC-E6 USB cable
Transferring Pictures
When the PictureProject Transfer is displayed in the computer monitor, pressing the
(Transfer
) Button on the camera or clicking the Transfer button
in PictureProject will transfer pictures to the computer. For information on using PictureProject, see the Quick Start Guide or the PictureProject Reference
Manual (on CD).
To Transfer Pictures Using
(Transfer
) Button
When the PictureProject Transfer is displayed in the computer monitor, press the
(Transfer
) Button on the camera.
Pictures marked with an
icon ( 110, 133) will be transferred.
When the
(Transfer
) Button is pressed, the transfer will start
and the following messages will be displayed in the camera monitor.
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During Transfer
While transfer is in progress, do not:
•
•
•
•
Disconnect the USB cable
Turn the camera off
Remove the battery or the memory card
Disconnect the AC adapter kit
Failure to observe this precaution could interfere with normal functioning of both the
camera and the computer.
Transferring Pictures Stored in the Memory
• Remove the memory card from the camera before connecting the camera to the computer.
•
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Disconnecting the Camera
When PTP Is Selected in USB:
You can turn the camera off and disconnect the USB cable once transfer is
complete.
When Mass Storage (default setting) Is Selected in USB:
You must remove the camera from the system as shown below before turning the camera off and disconnecting the cable.
Windows XP Home Edition/Windows XP Professional
Click the
(Safely Remove Hardware) icon in the
taskbar and select Safely remove USB Mass storage
Device from the menu that appears.
Windows 2000 Professional
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Click the
(Unplug or Eject Hardware) icon in the
taskbar and select Stop USB Mass storage Device
from the menu that appears.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Click the
(Unplug or Eject Hardware) icon in the
taskbar and select Stop USB Disk from the menu that
appears.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
In My Computer, click with the right mouse button on
the removable disk corresponding to the camera and
select Eject from the menu that appears.
Mac OS X
Drag the “NO_NAME” camera volume into the Trash.
Mac OS X
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Printing Pictures
Pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card can be printed
in the same way as pictures taken with a film camera. Using Print set in the
Playback menu, you can specify the pictures to be printed, the number of
prints, and the information to be included with each print.
Printing Pictures
Stored pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card can be printed as
follows:
How to print
Take the memory
card to a digital
photo lab.
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Use a printer
equipped with a
card slot.
Memory card
Take the memory card containing pictures for which DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) is
created using Print set* to a
digital photo lab, and ask for
them to be printed.
Insert the memory card containing pictures for which
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is created using Print
set* into a printer equipped
with a card slot, and print
them.
The memory
Copy ( 113)
the pictures to
the memory
card, and print
as described on
the left.
Depending on
the digital
photo lab, take
the camera
and ask for
printing.
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71
Use a printer that
Connect the camera to a printer that supports
supports PictBridge. PictBridge, and print pictures.
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Transfer the picFor more information, see the PictureProject
tures to a computer
Reference Manual (on CD).
and print them.
–
* If Print set is not set, one copy of all pictures is printed.
Printing the Date and Time of Recording on Pictures
The date of recording can be printed by performing one of the following procedures:
• Before taking pictures set the Date imprint option in the Set-up menu (
73, 124).
• If the printer or print service supports Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), use the Date option in
the Print set in the playback menu (
71, 73).
• Transfer the pictures to a computer using PictureProject and print them using PictureProject print
settings. For more information, see the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD).
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Print Set
Print set in the playback menu is used to create digital “print orders” listing
the pictures to be printed, the number of prints, and the information to be
included on each print. This print order is stored on the memory card in Digital
Print Order Format (DPOF). Once a print order has been created, pictures can
be printed directly from the memory card by inserting it in a DPOF-compatible
device. Alternatively, you could take the memory card to a digital photo lab
which supports DPOF. Pictures can also be printed using Print set settings,
by connecting the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge ( 74).
CK MENU 1/2
PLAYBACK
Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Transfer marking
Confirm
Confir
Exit
Help
Confirm
Confir
Pressing
Button in the Playback Highlight Print selected and press .
mode displays the Playback menu.
• To cancel all print settings, highlight
Highlight Print set and press .
Delete print set and press
.
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Confir
Select current picture. 1 (number of
prints) and
icon are marked on the
selected picture.
DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a recording format that stores the print order, such
as pictures or quantity to be printed and recording date, and the shooting information,
on the memory card. Before using this option, check that the digital photo lab or printer supports DPOF.
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Exit
PRINT SET
Print selected
Delete print set
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Info
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Use
(+) or
(–) to specify number
of prints (up to 9).
• To deselect picture, press
(–) down
when number of print is 1.
• Repeat steps 3 - 5 to select additional
pictures.
• To exit without setting print order and
return to the Playback menu, press
Button.
Menu of print options displayed.
• To print date of recording on all pictures in print order, highlight Date
and press
.
will appear in box
next to item.
• To print shutter speed and aperture on
all pictures in print order, highlight
Info and press
.
will appear in
box next to item.
• To turn selected item off, highlight
and press
.
• To complete print order and return to
playback, highlight Done and press
. Done is displayed and the screen
returns to the Playback menu. Press
Button to return to playback.
• To exit without setting print order and
return to the Playback menu, press
Button.
Print Set
If you display the Print set menu after creating a print order, the Date and Info options
will be reset.
Difference Between Date Imprint and Date
There are differences between Print set in the Playback menu and Date imprint
( 124) in the Set-up menu as follows:
Date
If Date is selected, the date of recording will appear on pictures printed using DPOF.
The date to be printed will remain unchanged even if Date in the Set-up menu is
changed after shooting pictures. If a picture is taken without setting date, it will not be
printed even if the
icon is added to the date in the Print set menu.
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• Setting Date in the Print set option:
- A date set in Print set can be printed only with a printer that supports date-print configuration
for DPOF (
71).
- You can set after taking pictures.
- A date is not imprinted on the images, but recorded in the DPOF setting files. When printing,
a date on the picture can be printed as if it is imprinted on the image. The position of the date
depends on the printer.
• Setting Date imprint:
- A date can be printed without any other setting because it is imprinted on the images.
- You need to make setting before taking pictures.
- A date is imprinted on the images and the position of the date is fixed at the bottom right corner of the images.
- Once a date is imprinted, it can not be deleted from the image.
• When both Print set and Date imprint are set, the date of Date imprint option will be printed
even if using a printer that supports DPOF.
Notes on Print Set
No more than 999 pictures can be selected for Print set.
The Print-Order Icon
During the playback mode, a
the current print order.
icon appears on all pictures in
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Printing via Direct USB Connection
Your camera allows pictures to be printed directly from the camera using PictBridge. If the UC-E6 USB cable is used to connect the camera to a printer that
supports PictBridge, pictures can be printed directly from the memory or the
memory card without having to be transferred to a computer.
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Choosing PTP in the USB option
Set the USB option to PTP in the Interface menu of
the Set-up menu before connecting the camera to a
printer ( 66).
USB
PTP
Mass storage
Confirm
Confir
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Connecting the USB Cable
After turning the camera off, connect the camera to the printer with the UCE6 USB cable (provided with your camera) as shown below. Check to be sure
the connector is in the correct orientation and insert the plug straight.
Do not insert or disconnect it forcibly.
Before Printing
Before printing via a direct USB connection, make sure that the printer supports PictBridge.
Use a Reliable Power Source
When printing pictures via a direct USB connection, be sure the battery is fully charged.
If in doubt, recharge the battery before printing or use the optional EH-62A AC adapter
kit ( 137).
PictBridge
PictBridge is an industry standard for direct printing that ensures compatibility when
different devices are connected.
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Turning the Camera and Printer on
The lens will extend and the PictBridge dialog will be displayed after the opening screen.
PictBridge
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Cancel
Confirm
Confir
Option
Description
Select pictures and specify number of prints.
Print all images
All pictures in the memory or the memory card are
printed.
DPOF printing
Pictures for which print order has been created are
printed accordingly ( 79).
Paper size
The size of paper for printing can be set.
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4
Confirming the Settings on the Printer
Before printing, confirm the settings on the printer by following the instructions supplied with the printer. Be sure to perform the paper settings before
selecting Print selection, Print all images, or DPOF printing.
To Set the Size of Paper on the Camera
When printing according to the size of paper that can be set on the camera,
select the Paper size option in the PictBridge dialog.
PictBridge
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Cancel
Confir
Confirm
Confirm
Confir
Highlight Paper size and press
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PAPER SIZE 1/2
Default
3.5"X5"
5"X7"
Postcard
100mmX150mm
.
Press
or
to select size of paper
and press
.
• Select Default to print according to
the paper settings of the printer.
• Following size options can be
selected:
3.5" × 5" (89mm × 127mm), 5" × 7"
(127mm × 178mm), Postcard, 100mm
× 150mm (3.9" × 5.9"), 4" × 6"
(102mm × 152mm), 8" × 10"
(203mm × 254mm), Letter (8.5" ×
11") (216mm × 279mm), A3 (11.7" ×
16.5") (297mm × 420mm), and A4
(8.3" × 11.7") (210mm × 297mm)
Selectable size options may vary
depending on the printer.
5 Selecting Pictures to Print
PictBridge
PictBridge
Print selection
Print all images
DPOF printing
Paper size
Cancel
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Highlight Print selection and press .
Scroll through pictures.
• To print one copy of all pictures in the
memory or on the memory card, highlight Print all images and press
.
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icon are marked on the
selected picture.
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Use
(+) or
(–) to specify number View selected pictures. Press
or
to
of prints (up to 9) and press
.
view pictures not visible in display.
• To deselect picture, press
(–) down • To return to the PRINT SELECTION
when number of print is 1.
screen, press
Button.
• Repeat steps 2 - 4 to select additional
pictures.
• To exit without printing and return to
the PictBridge dialog, press
Button.
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Printing
002/005
Done
YOU MAY TURN
OFF THE CAMERA
Cancel
Start printing.
• To interrupt printing, press
, then
turn camera off and disconnect USB
cable.
Resume
Message shown on the left is displayed
when printing is complete. Turn camera
off and disconnect USB cable.
• To print continuously press
. The
display returns to the PictBrigde dialog
( 75).
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Error Messages
If an error message is displayed, an error has occurred. After
checking the printer and resolving any problems as directed in
the printer manual, highlight Resume and press
to resume
printing. Select Cancel to exit without printing the remaining
images.
Resume may not be selected depending on the type of error. If
this happens, select Cancel.
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PRINTER ERROR
CHECK PRINTER
STATUS
Resume
Cancel
To Directly Print the Pictures Specified in a Print Set
The pictures stored in the memory or on the memory card are printed directly,
according to the print order specified in Print set ( 71).
If selecting DPOF printing in the PictBridge dialog ( 75), the DPOF printing dialog will be displayed.
View selected pictures.
Press
or
to view pictures not visible in display.
• To return to the DPOF PRINTING
menu, press
Button.
After confirming print order, press
start printing.
• To interrupt printing, press
.
to
Message shown on the left is displayed
when printing is complete. Turn camera
off and disconnect USB cable.
• To print continuously, press
. The
display returns to the PictBrigde dialog
( 75).
DPOF Printing
• DPOF printing is only available if a print order has been created for the pictures stored in the
memory or a memory card using Print set.
• When printing directly with a printer that supports PictBridge, shooting information can not be
printed even if Info is set in Print set.
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Highlight Confirm and press
.
• To start printing immediately, highlight
Start print and press
.
• To exit without printing pictures, highlight Cancel and press
.
The Shooting Menu
Using the Shooting Menu
In
(Auto shooting) modes, the following settings can be adjusted from
the Shooting menu:
Option
Image mode
White balance
Description
Choose image quality and size.
83 - 84
Match white balance to your light source.
86 - 87
Metering
Select a metering method from Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, or Spot AF area.
88
Continuous
Select shooting method from Single (one
shot recorded), Continuous, 5 shot buffer,
and Multi-shot 16.
89
Turn the Best Shot Selector (BSS) on or off.
91
BSS
Color options
The Shooting Menu
Control color.
92
Image adjustment
Adjust contrast of pictures.
93
Image sharpening
Control how much outlines in your pictures
are sharpened.
94
Help exposure compensation and minimize
blur when lighting is poor and the flash is off.
95
Auto bracketing
Allow continuous shooting with gradually
changing exposure or white balance.
96
Saturation control
Adjust vividness of the color of a picture.
97
AF area mode
Select an area to be focused from Auto,
Manual and Off.
98
Auto-focus mode
Select an Auto-focus mode of Single AF or
Continuous AF.
101
Noise reduction
Reduce dotted noise contained in a picture
taken at low shutter speed.
102
Sensitivity
80
To Display the Shooting Menu:
[
Rotate the Mode Dial to
shooting).
8]
(Auto Display Shooting menu.
To Make a Selection from the Shooting Menu:
The Shooting Menu
Highlight menu item.
Display options.
Highlight option and press
to make Press
Button to exit menu and
selection.
return to the shooting mode.
• To return to the Shooting mode without changing the setting, press
.
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Icon Type Display
Using the Menus option of the Setup menu switches the menu display
between Text and Icons ( 135).
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Image mode
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Exit
Confirm
Help
White balance
Exit
Text
Shooting Menu Help
When the Shooting menu is displayed, pressing
displays the help for the selected item.
• To return to the Shooting menu, press the
• To return to the Shooting mode, press the
(T) Button
Help
(T) Button.
Button.
White balance
Camera's adjustment
to the respective type
of light source.
Exit
The Shooting Menu
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Confirm
Icons
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Image Mode
Press
Button in
lect Image mode (
(Auto shooting) mode to se81), and then press .
The size of the files, and with it the number of images that can be recorded on the memory or the
memory card, depends on the size and quality of
the images. Before shooting, choose an image
quality and size according to how you plan to use
the picture.
Image Quality
Images are compressed according to the image quality setting for storing.
Select from the following three options and press
.
Option
Format
JPEG
The Shooting Menu
BASIC
Compression
Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high quality prints. File size
reduced to roughly 1/4 of its original size.
FINE
NORMAL
(default setting)
Description
Normal image quality, suited to most
applications. File size reduced to roughly
1/8 of its original size.
Basic image quality, suitable for pictures
that will be distributed by e-mail or used
in web pages. File size reduced to
roughly 1/16 of its original size.
Image Quality and Compression
The process of reducing the file size of a picture when storing it is called compression.
In this camera, pictures are compressed and recorded as JPEG files.
• The more a picture is compressed, the smaller the picture size becomes and the larger the number of pictures that can be stored in memory or on a memory card. However, the quality of the
image is degraded and the reproducibility of the image’s fine areas is reduced.
• The less a picture is compressed, the larger the picture size becomes and the smaller the number
of pictures that can be stored in memory or on a memory card. However, it maintains the presentation of the image’s fine areas and increases the image quality.
Image Quality Setting
Image quality can be also selected in the Assist modes (
( 36).
30) or Scene modes
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Image Size
Image size can be selected from the following five options according to your
shooting intent:
Image size (pixels)
3072 × 2304**
(E7900 only)
Print size (cm)*
About 26 × 20 (10.4" × 8")
2592 × 1944***
About 22 × 16 (8.6" × 6.5")
2048 × 1536
About 17 × 13 (6.7" × 5.1")
1600 × 1200
(E5900 only)
About 14 × 10 (5.3" × 4")
1024 × 768
About 9 × 7 (3.4" × 2.6")
640 × 480
About 5 × 4 (2.1" × 1.6")
The Shooting Menu
* All figures are approximate. Print sizes assume a printer resolution of approximately 300dpi.
** Default setting for E7900
***Default setting for E5900
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Image Size
Smaller images create smaller files suitable for transmission by e-mail or for use in web
pages. When printed in larger sizes, however, small images will be rough and uneven
in appearance. The size of images when printed depends on the printer resolution: the
higher the resolution, the smaller the final print size.
Image Size Setting
Image size can be also selected in the Assist modes (
30) or Scene modes (
Image Mode
The current image mode (image quality and size) is
shown by an icon at the bottom left corner of the monitor.
(E7900)
(E5900)
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Image Quality/Size and Number of Exposures Remaining
The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on
256-megabyte memory cards at different image modes. The number of exposures remaining varies widely, depending on the type of memory card, the nature of JPEG compression, or the content of the image.
Image mode
Image size
Image quality
3072 × 2304
(E7900 only)
2592 × 1944
2048 × 1536
1024 × 768
640 × 480
Memory card*
256MB
FINE
4
Approx.
NORMAL
7
Approx. 140
BASIC
15
Approx. 270
FINE
5
NORMAL
10
Approx. 190
BASIC
21
Approx. 370
Approx.
70
90
FINE
8
Approx. 150
NORMAL
17
Approx. 300
BASIC
33
Approx. 590
FINE
14
Approx. 250
NORMAL
27
Approx. 480
BASIC
50
Approx. 900
FINE
33
Approx. 590
NORMAL
57
Approx. 1020
BASIC
96
Approx. 1710
FINE
72
Approx. 1280
NORMAL
123
Approx. 2200
BASIC
173
Approx. 3080
The Shooting Menu
1600 × 1200
(E5900 only)
Memory
Approx. 13.5MB
* If memory remains for more than 999 pictures, camera exposure count display will show 999.
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White Balance
Press
Button in
lect White balance (
(Auto shooting) mode to se81), and then press .
About White Balance
The Shooting Menu
The color of the light reflected from an object varies
with the color of the light source. The human brain is able to adapt to such
changes in color, with the result that we see white objects as white, regardless of whether they are in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent
lighting. Digital camera can mimic this adjustment by processing information
from the camera’s image sensor (CCD) according to the color of the light
source. This process is known as a “white balance adjustment.”
If White balance has been set to
Auto and the results are not to your
satisfaction or when shooting under the special light sources or conditions,
use the following white balance settings other than
Auto.
Select from the following nine options and press .
Option
Description
White balance automatically adjusted to suit
lighting conditions. Best choice in most situations.
Auto
(default setting)
White bal. preset
Gray object used as reference to set white balance under unusual lighting conditions.
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
FL1
Fluorescent
FL2
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Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.
Press , and select FL1 (White (W)) or FL2 (Daylight White/Natural (N)) according to the bulb
types, and then press .
Cloudy
Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.
Shade
Use under sunny skies when your subject is in
the shade.
Speedlight
Use with the flash.
Preset White Balance
Preset white balance is used when shooting under
mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources
with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as
though they had been taken under white light).
When
White bal. preset is selected from the
White balance menu, the camera will zoom in and
the menu shown above at right will be displayed in
the monitor.
Option
Cancel
Cancel
Measure
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White balance measuring window
Description
Recalls the most recent value for preset white balance from the memory and sets white balance to
this value.
To measure a new value for white balance, place a
neutral gray object, such as a piece of cardboard,
under the lighting that will be used in the final picture. Frame this object so that it fills the square in
the center of the menu shown above. Highlight
Measure and press
to measure a new value for
white balance (shutter will be released and camera
will return to original zoom position, but no picture
will be recorded).
The Shooting Menu
Measure
WHITE BAL. PRESET
Preset White Balance
• The camera can not measure a value for preset white balance when the flash fires. Regardless of
the Flash mode selected, the flash will not fire when selecting Measure.
• When Auto bracketing is set to
WB bracketing, preset white balance can not be used.
White Balance Indicator
Unless the setting is
Auto, White balance is shown by
an icon in the monitor.
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Metering
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Metering ( 81), and then press .
The metering menu offers a choice of three metering methods for determining how the camera sets
exposure.
Select from the following four options and press .
Option
Matrix
(default setting)
Centerweighted
The Shooting Menu
Spot
Spot AF area
METERING
Matrix
Center-weighted
Spot
Spot AF area
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Description
Compares measurements from multi areas of frame with library
of typical compositions to produce optimal exposure for entire
image.
Best choice in most situations.
Use for portraits; adjusts exposure according to lighting at the
center of the frame, but still preserves background details. Can
be used with AF lock ( 99) to meter off-center subjects.
Camera measures light in area shown by circle in center of monitor.
Ensures that subject in metering target will be correctly exposed
even when background is much brighter or darker. Can be used
with AF lock ( 99) to meter off-center subjects.
Links spot metering to active focus area when auto or manual
focus area selection is in effect ( 98).
Notes on Metering
When the digital zoom is in effect, the camera automatically switches to the setting just
like Center-weighted. The metering target does not appear.
Metering
When
Center-weighted or
Spot
is selected, the metering target is displayed in the center of the monitor.
Spot metering
target
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metering target
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Continuous
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Continuous ( 81), and then press .
According to the shooting condition,
Single or
three continuous options ( Continuous,
5
shot buffer or
Multi-shot 16) can be selected.
Option
CONTINUOUS
Single
Continuous
5 shot buffer
Multi-shot 16
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Description
Camera takes one picture each time Shutter-release Button is
pressed.
Single
(default setting)
Continuous
Multi-shot 16
While Shutter-release Button is pressed and held, pictures can
be recorded at rate of up to about 1 frame per second. When
the shutter Button is released, continuous shooting will stop.
Only the last five images taken during each continuous shooting burst will be recorded to the memory or memory card.
Each time Shutter-release Button is pressed
down, camera takes sixteen consecutive
shots at rate of about 1.7 frames per second
(E7900)/2 frames per second (E5900). With
E7900, camera arranges pictures in four
rows (one shot: 768 x 576) to form a single picture (7M:3072 x
2304). With E5900, camera arranges pictures in four rows (one
shot: 648 x 486) to form a single picture (5M: 2592 × 1944).
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The Shooting Menu
5 shot buffer
While Shutter-release Button is pressed and held, pictures can
be recorded at rate of up to about 1.7 frames per second
(E7900)/2 frames per second (E5900). With E7900, camera
takes about 29 shots in a series when Image quality is NORMAL and Image size is 7M (3072 × 2304). With E5900, camera takes about 9 shots in a series when Image quality is
NORMAL and Image size is 5M (2592 × 1944).
Restrictions on Camera Settings
• Autofocus, exposure, and white balance for all photos are determined by the first picture in each
series.
• The flash mode is set to
automatically. Continuous can not be used simultaneously with BSS
(
91) or Auto bracketing (
96). The camera takes pictures with the latest setting among
those options.
• Noise reduction (
102) has no effect even if this option is set to On.
• When shooting pictures using the Self-timer, Continuous is switched to
Single.
Continuous,
5 shot buffer, and
Multi-shot 16 can not be used. The settings will return to the
original after an image has been taken using the Self-timer.
• While shooting in
Multi-shot 16, Sensitivity (
95) is set to Auto.
Continuous
Unless the setting is
Single, the current Continuous
setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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Best Shot Selector
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select BSS ( 81), and then press .
BEST SHOT
SHOT SELECTOR
SELECTOR
Off
On
When the “Best Shot Selector” (BSS) is on, the camera takes a maximum of ten pictures as long as the
Shutter-release Button is held down. These images
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are then compared and the sharpest picture (the
picture with highest level of detail) is saved to the memory or memory card.
BSS is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement
can produce blurred pictures, for example when:
• the camera is zoomed in
• the camera is in Macro close-up mode
• lighting is poor and the flash can not be used
Select
On or
Option
Off and press
.
Description
On
BSS on. Flash mode set to
automatically and focus,
exposure, and white balance for all photos are determined by the first picture in each series.
Notes on BSS
• BSS may not produce the desired results with a moving subject or if you change the composition
while the Shutter-release Button is pressed all the way down.
• When shooting pictures using the Self-timer, BSS is switched to Off. BSS will return to On after
an image has been taken using the Self-timer.
• When BSS is On, Noise reduction (
102) is not available even if this option is set to On.
Continuous, Auto Bracketing, and BSS
BSS can not be used simultaneously with Continuous ( 89) or Auto bracketing
( 96). The camera takes pictures with the latest setting among those options.
BSS
When BSS is set to On, a BSS icon appears in the monitor.
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BSS off; camera functions normally.
Off
(default setting)
Color Options
Press
Button in
lect Color options (
(Auto shooting) mode to se81), and then press .
Use the options in this menu to change color tone of
your pictures. There are five color tones to choose from.
• The color you choose is reflected in the picture displayed in the monitor.
Option
Standard color
(default setting)
COLOR OPTIONS
Standard color
Vivid color
Black-and-white
Black-and-white
Sepia
Cyanotype
Cyanotype
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Description
Picture appears with natural colors.
The Shooting Menu
Vivid color
Picture appears in sharp colors.
Black-and-white
Picture appears in black and white.
Sepia
Picture appears in sepia tones.
Cyanotype
Picture appears with blue cast.
White Balance
Selecting
Black-and-white,
Sepia, or
Cyanotype automatically sets
white balance ( 86) to Auto. The original white balance setting is restored when
Standard color or
Vivid color is selected.
Image Adjustment, Image Sharpening, and Saturation Control
Selecting
Vivid color,
Black-and-white,
Sepia, and
Cyanotype automatically sets Image adjustment ( 93) to Auto, Image sharpening ( 94) to
Auto, and Saturation control ( 97) to Normal. The original settings of Image adjustment, Image sharpening, and Saturation control are restored when
Standard color is selected.
WB Bracketing
When Bracketing ( 96) is set to
WB Bracketing,
Black-and-white,
pia, or
Cyanotype can not be selected and vice versa.
Se-
Color Options Indicator
When an option other than Standard color is chosen, the selected mode indicator is displayed in the monitor.
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Image Adjustment
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Image adjustment ( 81), and then press .
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT
Auto
Normal
More contrast
Less contrast
Image adjustment is used to adjust contrast automatically for optimal results before recording pictures to the memory or the memory card.
Select from the following four options and press
Option
Auto
(default setting)
Normal
Less contrast
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.
Description
Camera automatically adjusts contrast according to
shooting conditions.
Camera performs same standard contrast adjustment on all pictures. Suitable for a wide variety of
scenes, from dark to bright.
Picture processed to emphasize difference between
light and dark areas, enhancing contrast. Useful
when shooting under overcast skies or shooting low
contrast subjects such as landscapes.
Picture processed to decrease difference between
light and dark areas, reducing contrast. Recommended when light is very bright, creating strong
shadows on subject.
Image Adjustment
Unless the setting is
Auto, the current image-adjustment setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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The Shooting Menu
More contrast
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Image Sharpening
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Image sharpening ( 81), and then press .
IMAGE SHARPENING
Auto
High
Normal
Low
Off
The camera automatically processes pictures to emphasize the borders between light and dark areas
of the picture, making edges seem sharper.
Select from the following five options and press
Option
Auto
(default setting)
High
The Shooting Menu
Normal
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.
Description
Camera sharpens edges for optimal results; amount
of sharpening varies from shot to shot.
Pictures processed to increase sharpness, making
edges more distinct.
Camera performs same standard level of sharpening
on all images.
Sharpening reduced below normal level.
Low
Off
No sharpening performed. Suitable for pictures that
will later be retouched on a computer.
Image Sharpening Effects
Can not be previewed in the monitor. You can view the results in the playback mode.
Image Sharpening
Unless the setting is
Auto, the image-sharpening icon appears in the monitor.
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Sensitivity
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Sensitivity ( 81), and then press .
SENSITIVITY
Auto
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100
200
400
Sensitivity is a measure of how sensitive the camera reacts to light. With Auto (default setting), ISO sensitivity automatically increases at low brightness. Setting
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ISO sensitivity at a high level is effective in preventing
blur when Speedlight is disabled in dark settings or
making the subject appear brighter. However, the image may contain “noise” or become “grainy.”
Select from the following five levels and press
.
Option
Description
Approximately equivalent to ISO 50 (E7900)/ISO 64 (E5900)
Auto
under normal conditions; when lighting is poor, however,
(default setcamera automatically compensates by raising sensitivity to
ting)
maximum of ISO 200 equivalent.
The Shooting Menu
50
Approximately equivalent to ISO 50.
(E7900 only)
64
Approximately equivalent to ISO 64.
(E5900 only)
100
Approximately equivalent to ISO 100.
200
Approximately equivalent to ISO 200.
400
Approximately equivalent to ISO 400. Intended for use with
natural lighting; not recommended when using flash.
Noise Reduction
When raising sensitivity, “noise” in the form of randomly-spaced, brightly colored pixels may appear in pictures. In this case, noise in pictures taken at slow shutter speeds
will be reduced automatically when Noise reduction ( 102) is On.
Sensitivity
Unless the setting is Auto, a selected ISO value is displayed in the monitor whenever sensitivity is raised. An
icon will appear at Auto setting when the camera has
automatically changed sensitivity.
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Auto Bracketing
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Auto bracketing ( 81), and then press .
AUT
UTO
O BRA
BRACKETING
CKETING
Off
On
WB bracketing
In some situations, you may find it difficult to select
appropriate Exposure compensation and White
balance settings, and yet not have time to check
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the results and adjust settings after each shot. Auto
bracketing can be used to vary these settings automatically over a series of pictures, “bracketing” a selected exposure compensation or white balance setting.
Select from the following three options and press .
Option
Description
Restores normal exposure and white balance.
Off
(default setting)
The Shooting Menu
Auto bracketing
WB bracketing
Each time the Shutter-release Button is fully
pressed, the camera takes three shots, one shot
with the current exposure, and two shots varying
the exposure by values of +0.5 and -0.5 compensation.
The camera takes three shots each time Shutterrelease Button is fully pressed, bracketing current
white balance setting to produce one picture with
normal white balance, one picture with bluish cast,
and one picture with reddish cast. Recording time
roughly triples.
Restrictions on Auto Bracketing
• Auto bracketing can not be used simultaneously with
Continuous,
5 shot buffer,
Multi-shot 16, or BSS. The camera takes pictures with the latest setting among those options.
• While White balance (
86) is set to White bal. preset, the WB bracketing option in Auto
bracketing can not be used for shooting.
• If the space in the memory or on the memory card is capable of storing only a few images, only
that number of images will be stored.
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When Auto Bracketing is On
• The Flash mode is set to
.
• Noise reduction has no effect even if this option is set to On.
Exposure Compensation
When Exposure compensation ( 49) and Auto bracketing ( 96) are set simultaneously, exposure will be compensated at the sum of both compensation values.
Auto Bracketing
When Auto bracketing is in effect, a
icon is displayed in the monitor.
When WB bracketing is in effect,
in the monitor.
(bracketing)
icons appear
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Saturation Control
Saturation control is used to heighten or reduce the
vividness of colors.
Select from the following three options and press .
Option
Enhanced
SATURATION
SATURA
TION CONTR
CONTROL
OL
Enhanced
Normal
Nor
mal
Moderate
Moder
ate
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Description
Use for vivid, photo-print effect when taking pictures that will be printed “as is,” without further
modification.
Best choice in most situations.
Normal
(default setting)
Moderate
Use when taking pictures that will later be retouched
on a computer.
Saturation Control
Unless the setting is
Normal, the current Saturation
control setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Saturation control ( 81), and then press .
AF Area Mode
Press
Button in
lect AF area mode (
(Auto shooting) mode to se81), and then press .
AF area mode determines how the focus area is
selected.
Select from the following three options and press
.
Option
Auto
(default setting)
The Shooting Menu
Manual
Off
AF AREA MODE
Auto
Manual
Off
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Description
Camera automatically selects
focus area containing subject
closest to camera. Selected
focus area is displayed in green
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(focused) or red (not focused)
when Shutter-release Button is
Focus area
pressed halfway. This setting is
useful when your subject is moving or you have little
time to check focus.
User selects an area from 99
focus areas manually using ,
, or of the multi selector.
This option can be used instead
of AF lock ( 99) to focus on a
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relatively motionless subject that
Focus area
is not at the center of the frame. Selectable area
For more information see
“Using
Manual Option” ( 100).
Center focus area is used. This
option can be used in combination with AF lock ( 99) to
focus on off-center subjects.
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Focus Area Display
• When the subject is in focus, focus area will be displayed in green.
• When the subject is out of focus, focus area will blink in red.
• When AF area mode is
Auto, focus area will be displayed when the Shutter-release Button
is pressed halfway.
Notes on Focus Area Selection
• In assist mode (
30) or scene mode (
36), the camera automatically selects optimal focus
area for the selected mode.
• In movie mode, camera automatically focuses on the subject using the center focus area. Focus
area mode can not be used.
• While Photo info in the Monitor Settings menu (
122) is Monitor off or digital zoom
(
21) is in effect, the center focus area is used. AF area mode can not be used.
AF Lock
Focus and exposure are locked when the Shutter-release Button is pressed halfway,
and remain locked while the Shutter-release Button is held in this position (AF lock). AF
lock can be used to take pictures of off-center subjects or in situations in which the
camera is unable to focus using autofocus.
Procedures for AF lock are described below. In this example, AF area mode ( 98) is
set to
Off.
Focus
Position the subject in the center of the frame in the
monitor and press the Shutter-release Button halfway.
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Check the Green (AF) Lamp and focus indicator
When the subject is in focus, the green (AF) Lamp next
to the viewfinder and focus indicator on the monitor
are lit. Focus area shows green on the monitor.
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• Focus and exposure will remain locked while the Shutterrelease Button is pressed halfway.
3
Recompose the picture
Keeping the Shutter-release Button pressed halfway, recompose your picture. Do not change the
distance between the camera and your subject while
AF lock is in effect. If your subject moves, remove
your finger from the Shutter-release Button and
focus again at the new distance.
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Take the picture
Press the Shutter-release Button the rest of the way
down to shoot.
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Using
Manual Option
Focus area can be specified from the selectable area in the screen.
Focus area
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Select Manual in AF area mode.
Focus area selection guide and selectable
Currently selected focus area is dis- area are displayed.
played.
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Move focus area so that your subject is
positioned in it in your composition.
• You can move focus area to the directions displayed.
Press Shutter-release Button halfway.
When subject is in focus, focus area is
displayed in green. Press Shutter-release
Button the rest of the way down to
shoot.
Notes on Shooting in
Manual
Flash mode ( 44), Exposure comp. ( 49), Macro close-up mode ( 48), and Selftimer mode ( 46) can not be set while the focus area selection guide and selectable
area are displayed. Press
to hide the focus area selection guide before adjusting
these settings. To change focus area, press
again after making setting for them.
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Auto-focus Mode
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Auto-focus mode ( 81), and then press .
Auto-focus mode determines how the camera focuses when the monitor is on (Single AF is used
when the monitor is off regardless of the setting selected for Auto-focus mode).
Select from the following two options and press
.
Option
Single AF
(default setting)
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Description
Camera focuses only when Shutter-release Button is
pressed halfway.
Camera adjusts focus continuously until Shutterrelease Button is pressed halfway, minimizing time
needed to focus before picture is taken.
Confirming Focus
Regardless of the option chosen, pictures can be taken even when the camera is not in
focus; check the Green (AF) Lamp, AF area, or focus indicator before shooting.
Setting Auto-focus Mode in Auto Shooting and Movie Shooting Respectively
Auto-focus mode for the movie recording can be set in Movie menu ( 54).
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Continuous AF
AUTO-FOCUS MODE
Single AF
Continuous AF
Noise Reduction
Press
Button in
(Auto shooting) mode to select Noise reduction ( 81), and then press .
At slower shutter speeds, “noise” in the form of
randomly-spaced, brightly-colored pixels may appear in pictures, particularly in shadows. When you
take pictures in dark places, noise reduction can be
used to reduce noise at slow shutter speeds.
Select
On or
Off and press
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.
Option
On
NOISE REDUCTION
On
Off
Description
Noise reduction takes effect at slow shutter speeds
which cause “noise.” Time required to save pictures
in the memory or on the memory card more than
usual.
The Shooting Menu
Noise reduction off; camera functions normally.
Off
(default setting)
Restrictions on Noise Reduction
When shooting pictures using the following options, Noise reduction has no effect:
• BSS (
91) is On.
• Auto bracketing is
Auto bracketing or
• Continuous setting is other than
Single (
WB bracketing (
89).
96).
Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency)
When raising sensitivity ( 95), “noise” may appear in a picture.
In this case, noise in pictures taken at slow shutter speeds will be reduced automatically
when Noise reduction is On.
Noise Reduction
When Noise reduction is On, an NR (noise reduction) icon appears in the monitor.
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The Playback Menu
Using the Playback Menu
The Playback menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Select pictures for printing on a DPOF-compatible
device; specify number of copies and information
to be included on prints.
Print set
Slide show
71 - 73
View pictures in an automatic slide show.
105 - 106
Delete
Delete all or selected pictures.
107 - 108
Protect
Protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
109
Transfer marking
Change transfer setting of the recorded pictures.
110 - 111
Small pic.
Copy
Create small copies of current picture.
112
Copy pictures from the memory to the memory
card, or vice versa.
113
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Print set
Slide show
Delete
Protect
Transfer marking
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Help
Display Playback menu.
Press
or
to highlight menu item,
and press .
• To exit the Playback menu and return
to the Playback mode, press the
Button again.
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Using the Menus option of the
The Playback Menu
104
Slide Show
Press
show (
Button in Playback mode to select Slide
103), and then press .
This option is used to play pictures back in an automated “slide show” with
about three seconds between each picture.
• Pictures are played back in the order they were recorded (smallest file
number to largest file number).
• The maximum playback time for a slide show is 30 minutes.
SLIDE SHOW
Pause
Start
Loop
Exit
Highlight Start.
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Begin slide show.
Pause
ause
End
Restart
Exit
Skip to
next
frame
Press to skip to next slide. Hold
forward through show.
Confirm
down to fast
Return to
previous
frame
Press to return to previous slide. Hold
to rewind through show.
End slide
show
End slide show and return to Playback mode.
down
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The Playback Menu
The following operations can be performed during the show:
To
Press
Description
Pause slide show and menu
will be displayed. Highlight
Restart and press
to
Pause
resume show. Highlight End
and press
to end show.
Images in the Memory
The pictures in the memory and on the memory card can not be displayed simultaneously. To display pictures in the memory, select either of the following:
• Remove the memory card from the camera (
13), and display pictures.
• Copy pictures stored in the memory to a memory card (
113), and display the pictures.
“Loop”
If Loop is selected in the starting screen, the slide show will repeat automatically. To select or deselect the loop option, highlight Loop and press
. A check mark next to Loop indicates
that the loop option is selected.
SLIDE SHO
SHOW
Pause
Start
Star
Loop
Exit
Confirm
Notes on the Slide Show
• If no operations are performed for 30 minutes after the slide show is started, the monitor will
turn off with Auto off, and the camera will turn off after three minutes.
• Movies are displayed as still images showing the movie’s first frame.
The Playback Menu
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Delete
Press
Button in Playback mode to select Delete
( 103), and then press .
This option is used to delete selected pictures or all pictures stored in the
memory or on the memory card.
• When the memory card is not inserted in the camera, pictures stored in
the memory are deleted.
• When the memory card is inserted in the camera, pictures stored on the
memory card are deleted.
The delete menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Delete selected pictures.
Erase selected images
Erase all images
Delete all pictures stored in the memory
or on the memory card.
Deleting Selected Pictures (Erase selected images)
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Confirm
Highlight Erase selected images and Scroll through pictures.
press .
• To cancel the selection, press
ton.
But-
Notes on Voice Memo
Voice memo can be deleted with Delete in the Playback menu. To delete only the voice
memo recorded to the picture, press
in the full-screen playback mode, thumbnail
playback mode, or playback zoom mode ( 57).
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The Playback Menu
DELETE
Erase selected images
Erase all images
Use
(ON) to select picture.
icon is Confirmation dialog displayed.
marked on the selected picture.
• Select Yes and press
to delete
• Repeat steps 2 - 3 to select additional
selected pictures.
pictures.
• Select No and press
to exit without
• To deselect picture, select and press
deleting pictures.
(OFF).
icon will disappear.
Deleting All Pictures (Erase all images)
Delete all pictures stored in the memory or on the memory card.
The Playback Menu
Highlight Erase all images and press
. Confirmation dialog displayed.
• Select Yes and press
to delete all
pictures.
• Select No and press
to exit without
deleting pictures.
Notes on Deletion
• Once deleted, pictures can not be recovered. If desired, transfer pictures to a computer before deletion.
• Pictures marked with a
icon are protected and can not be deleted (
109).
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Protect
Press
Button in Playback mode to select Protect
( 103), and then press .
This option is used to protect pictures from accidental deletion. Protected files
can not be deleted by pressing the
Button or using the options in the Delete menu. Note, however, that protected pictures will be deleted when the
memory or memory card is formatted.
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Confirm
Scroll through pictures.
• To cancel Protect setting, press
Button.
Complete operation.
Notes on Protecting Pictures
Protected pictures can not be deleted using the
Button or the Delete menu. However, all pictures, including protected files, will be deleted when the memory or the
memory card is formatted.
The Protect Icon
During the playback mode, a
ed pictures.
icon appears on all protect-
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The Playback Menu
Use
(ON) to select picture.
icon
is marked on the selected picture.
• Repeat steps 1 - 2 to select additional
pictures.
• To deselect picture, select and press
(OFF).
icon will disappear.
Transfer Marking
Press
Button in Playback mode to select Transfer
marking ( 103), and then press .
When you connect the camera to a computer running PictureProject via the
UC-E6 USB cable and press the camera
(Transfer
) Button to transfer
pictures, only pictures marked with a
icon will be transferred.
This option is used to change transfer setting of the recorded pictures.
Select from the following three options and press
Option
.
Description
Mark all pictures for transfer.
All on
Remove transfer marking from all pictures.
All off
Select image(s)
Select pictures for transfer.
The Playback Menu
Notes on Transfer Marking
• No more than 999 pictures can be marked for transfer. If the memory or the memory card contains more than 999 pictures, transfer all pictures using PictureProject. See the PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD) for details.
• The E7900/E5900 can not be used to transfer pictures selected for transfer with another model
of Nikon digital camera. Use E7900/E5900 to reselect the pictures.
The
Icon
The selected pictures are indicated by a
icon in Playback mode.
When setting On (default setting) in Auto transfer of the Set-up menu, all the recorded pictures are set to transfer ( 133).
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Marking Selected Pictures for Transfer (Selected image)
Highlight Select image(s).
Pictures in memory or on memory card
displayed as thumbnail images.
Complete operation.
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The Playback Menu
Scroll through pictures to select pictures Use
(ON) to select picture. A
to be transferred.
icon is marked on the selected picture.
• To cancel the selection, press
But- • Repeat steps 3 - 4 to select additional
ton.
pictures.
• To deselect picture, select and press
(OFF). The
icon will disappear.
Small Pic.
Press
pic. (
Button in Playback mode to select Small
103), and then press .
To create a small copy of a picture, select Small pic. after displaying the image in Full-screen playback mode. The following resize options are available:
Size (pixels)
Description
640×480
Copy can be displayed full-screen on television or 13” monitor
with no drop in quality.
320×240
Suited to display on web pages. Small file size reduces time
needed to display picture in web browser.
160×120
Copy can be sent and received quickly as e-mail attachment.
Where application supports display of JPEG images, picture can
be viewed in message window.
SMALL PIC
640 x 480
320 x 240
160 x 120
Save
e this image as
displayed?
The Playback Menu
No
Yes
Exit
Confirm
Confir
Highlight the picture size, and press
Confirmation dialog displayed.
Exit
.
Confirm
Confir
Highlight Yes, and press
to copy the
picture.
• Select No and press
to exit without
creating copy.
• Copies are stored on the memory as BASIC-quality JPEG files (compression ratio 1:16).
• Copies are stored in separate files in the memory or on the memory card with names of the
form “SSCNnnnn.JPG,” where “nnnn” is a four-digit number assigned automatically by the
camera.
• In thumbnail playback, small pictures are indicated by a gray border.
Notes on Small Picture
• Small pictures can not be created from cropped copies (
60), or copies created with D-Lighting
(
61) or Small pic..
• Copies can only be created with Small pic. if sufficient space is available in the memory or on
the memory card.
• Small pictures can not be zoomed.
• Nikon does not guarantee any operation of the small picture function for pictures taken with
other models of Nikon digital camera.
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Copy
Press
Button in Playback mode to select Copy
( 103), and then press .
Copy stored pictures from the internal memory to the memory card, or vice
versa.
Option
Description
Copy stored pictures from the memory to the memory
card. You can either choose pictures to copy, or copy all
pictures in the memory to the memory card.
Copy stored pictures from the memory card to the
memory. You can either choose pictures to copy, or
copy all pictures on the memory card to the memory.
Marking Selected Pictures for Copy (Selected images)
Exit
Confirm
Confir
Exit
Confirm
Confir
Highlight direction as shown above, and Highlight Selected images, and press
press .
.
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The Playback Menu
CAMERA TO CARD
Selected images
All images
COPY
Scroll through pictures.
• To cancel the selection, press
ton.
Use
(ON) to select picture.
icon is
But- marked on the selected picture.
• Repeat steps 3 - 4 to select additional
pictures.
• To deselect picture, select and press
(OFF). The
icon will disappear.
The Playback Menu
The confirmation dialog will be dis- Highlight Yes, and press
to copy the
played.
pictures.
• Select No to exit without copying pictures.
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Marking All Pictures for Copy (All images)
COPY
Exit
CAMERA TO CARD
Selected images
All images
Confirm
Confir
Exit
Confirm
Confir
Highlight direction as shown on the Highlight All images.
table ( 113), and press .
CAMERA TO CARD
All images will be
copied. OK?
Done
No
Yes
Exit
Confirm
Confir
The confirmation dialog will be dis- Highlight Yes, and press
to copy all
played.
pictures in the memory or on the memory card.
• Select No to exit without copying pictures.
Print Set (Digital Print Order Format)
Even if a print order has been created, the print order data will not be copied with the
picture.
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The Playback Menu
Image Copy
• When Selected images is selected, the newly copied pictures are numbered consecutively from
the largest number existing between the two memory sources.
Ex: When the last number in the source memory is 32 (DSCN0032.JPG) and the last number in
the destination memory is 15 (DSCN0015.JPG), the copied pictures are assigned numbers
starting from DSCN0033.
• When All images is selected, all folders in the memory or on the memory card are copied. The
folder name has a new folder number assigned automatically by the camera (one is added to the
maximum folder number in the destination memory). If a new folder is not created, an error message will be displayed and the copying is not executed.
• If the space in the destination memory is not enough for the copy, copying is canceled and an
error message is displayed.
• The available file formats for copy are JPEG, MOV and WAV. You can not copy an image file in
other than these file formats.
• Copying of pictures taken with another make of camera or retouched on a computer is not guaranteed by Nikon.
The Set-up Menu
Using the Set-up Menu
The Set-up menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Welcome screen
Choose the welcome screen to be displayed when
the camera is turned on.
118
Set the camera clock.
120
Set display and brightness of the monitor.
122
Imprint pictures with the date and/or time of
recording.
124
AF assist
Choose whether the AF-assist Illuminator lights
when the subject is poorly lit.
126
Sound settings
Set button sound and adjust volume of shutter
and start-up sounds.
127
Choose whether or not to perform a camera
shake check.
128
Choose how long the monitor will remain on
before turning off automatically to save power.
129
Format memory/
card
Format the memory or the memory card for use in
the camera.
130
Language
Choose a language for camera menus and messages.
132
Interface
Set USB mode or the video mode.
132
Auto transfer
Choose whether or not to set Transfer marking
option to the picture taken.
133
Reset all
Restore camera settings to their default settings.
134
Choose a type of the camera menu.
135
Display the current camera firmware version.
135
Date
Monitor settings
Date imprint
Blur warning
Auto off
The Set-up Menu
Menus
Firmware version
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To Display the Set-up Menu
Rotate Mode Dial to
.
• Set-up menu is displayed.
Highlight menu item and press .
• To exit Set-up menu, rotate Mode Dial
to another mode or press
Button.
The Set-up Menu
Icon Type Display
Using Menus option of the Set-up
menu switches the menu display
between Text and Icons ( 135).
Set-Up Menu Help
When the Set-up menu is displayed, pressing
displays the help for the selected item.
• To return to the Set-up menu, press the
(T) Button
(T) Button.
117
Welcome Screen
This option is used to choose the welcome screen
The Set-up Menu
118
Small Pictures and Cropped Copies
Resized copies created with the small picture ( 112) and cropping options ( 60)
can only be selected for the welcome screen if they are 640×480 pixels or larger.
“Select an Image”
When Select an image is selected, the chosen picture will appear at startup even when the memory card containing the image is removed from the camera. If you select Select an image
after choosing a custom welcome screen, the confirmation dialog shown at right will be displayed. Select Yes to choose a new
picture for the welcome screen, No to exit leaving the welcome
screen unchanged.
WELCOME IMAGE SELECT
The Set-up Menu
119
Date
Rotate the Mode Dial to
and then press .
to select Date (
117),
DATE
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This option is used to set the camera clock and to
choose home time zone and new city time zone
(travel destination time zone).
Date
Time zone
Confir
Confirm
Date
Date is used to set the camera clock to the current date and time. See “First
Steps: Basic Setup” ( 16).
Time Zone
Select the time zone. The normal time zone setting
is
(home time zone). If you select
(new city
time zone), the time difference is automatically calculated and the date and time in the selected region
are displayed.
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The Set-up Menu
Select home time zone or new city time
zone.
• To set the clock to the home time
zone, highlight
and press
.
• To set the clock to the new city time
zone, highlight
and press
.
• To turn daylight saving time on, highlight DaylightSaving and press
.
The
icon is displayed in .
120
HOME TIME ZONE
HOME TIME ZONE
London, Casablanca
Back
London, Casablanca
Confirm
Selected time zone is displayed.
Back
Confirm
Choose time zone, and press
Time zone is set.
.
The camera supports the following time zones:
Location
Midway, Samoa
GMT +/–
GMT
Location
London, Casablanca
GMT –10
Hawaii, Tahiti
GMT +1
Madrid, Paris, Berlin
GMT –9
Alaska, Anchorage
GMT +2
Athens, Helsinki
GMT –8
PST (PDT*): Los Angeles,
Seattle, Vancouver
GMT +3
Moscow, Nairobi
GMT +4
AbuDhabi, Dubai
MST (MDT*): Denver,
Phoenix, La Paz
GMT +5
Islamabad, Karachi
Colombo, Dhaka
GMT –6
CST (CDT*): Chicago,
Houston, MexicoCity
GMT +6
GMT +7
Bangkok, Jakarta
GMT –5
EST (EDT*): New York,
Toronto, Lima
GMT +8
Beijing, HK, Singapore
GMT +9
Tokyo, Seoul
GMT –4
Caracas, Manaus
GMT +10
Sydney, Guam
GMT –3
BuenosAires, SaoPaulo
GMT +11
NewCaledonia
GMT –2
Fernando de Noronha
GMT +12
Auckland, Fiji
GMT –1
Azores
GMT –7
* When daylight saving time is turned on.
Time Zones
Time zone increments of less than one hour are not supported. When traveling to or
from destinations at half- or quarter-hour increments from Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT), such as Afghanistan, Central Australia, India, Iran, Nepal, or Newfoundland, set
the camera clock to local time ( 16, 120).
Time Zone Display
When the new city time zone is selected, a
played in the monitor.
icon will be dis-
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GMT –11
Monitor Settings
Rotate the Mode Dial to
to select Monitor settings ( 117), and then press .
MONITOR SETTINGS
Photo info
3
Brightness
This option is used to set the display’s appearance
and brightness.
Confir
Confirm
Photo Info
Select this option to hide or display the monitor indicators, or turn the monitor off.
Option
Description
Show info
Display current settings or operation guide
in monitor when taking or viewing pictures.
Auto info
Display current settings or operation guide
in the monitor for five seconds.
Hide info
The Set-up Menu
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[
8]
Current settings or operation guide are hidden.
Display a framing grid in the monitor in the
Auto shooting mode. Current settings or
Framing grid
operation guide are displayed in monitor
(for five seconds in the shooting mode).
Monitor off
Monitor
The monitor is turned off in the Auto shooting mode only. The current settings or operation guide are displayed in other modes.
• When taking pictures, use the viewfinder.
AF area mode is set to
Off and
Auto-focus mode is
Single AF.
• When the monitor is turned off, the camera enters energy-saving mode. The camera focuses on the center focus area and
focus response speed drops slightly.
Brightness
This option is used to adjust the monitor brightness
to one of five grades.
Select Brightness and press to display the brightness adjustment screen. Press
or
of the Multi
Selector to increase or decrease the brightness of
the monitor by moving the indicator on the left of
the display up or down, and press .
BRIGHTNESS
Confir
Confirm
The Set-up Menu
123
Date Imprint
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press
to select Date imprint
.
The Date imprint option is used to imprint the
date or the date and time of recording on pictures
as they are recorded to the memory or memory
card. It can not be used to imprint a date stamp on
pictures after recording.
Option
DATE
TE IMPRINT
Off
Date
Date and time
Date counter
Confir
Confirm
Description
Time and date do not appear on pictures.
Off
(default setting)
Date
Date is imprinted at bottom right corner of all pictures taken while this option is in effect.
Date and time
Date and time are imprinted at bottom right corner
of all pictures taken while this option is in effect.
Date counter
Number of days from stored date until date of
recording is imprinted at bottom right corner of all
pictures taken while this option is in effect.
The Set-up Menu
Restrictions on Date Imprint
• Imprinted date can not be deleted.
• Date imprint can not be selected if the camera clock has not been set (
16, 120).
• When shooting with the following, Date imprint is automatically canceled: Continuous (
89),
5 shot buffer (
89), Multi-shot 16 (
89), BSS (
91), Auto bracketing (
96), WB
bracketing (
96) modes, MUSEUM (
39), PANORAMA ASSIST (
42), SPORTS and
SPORTS SPECTATOR of
(sports assist) (
34) mode, and the Movie mode (
55).
• Date imprinted at an Image size (
84) setting of
640 × 480 may be difficult to read. We
recommend that Image size is
1024 × 768 or larger when using the Date imprint option.
• The date is recorded in the order selected in Date (
16, 120).
• Imprinted data forms a permanent part of the image and will appear whenever the image is
printed, regardless of whether the Date option is chosen in the Print set menu.
Date Imprint
Unless the setting is Off, Date imprint is shown by an icon in
the monitor.
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Date Counter
This option is used to store the date and imprint the
DATE
TE COUNTER
number of days from that date until the date of re0101
cording on pictures.
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ed on pictures.
Confir
Confirm
If the stored date is later than the date of recording,
Display options
followed by the number of days until the date of
Stored dates
storage is imprinted on pictures.
Option
Stored dates
Enter date. Follow steps described in
Basic Setup ( 16).
Dates between 1 January 1910 and 31
December 2037 can be stored.
Select a stored date number and press
, the date will be imprinted.
In the Date counter menu, press
or
to select Display options, and press
to display the Display options menu.
The type of display can be selected.
Press
or
to highlight option,
then press
.
STORED
ST
ORED D
DATES
TES
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STORED
ST
ORED D
DATES
TES
D
M
01
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DISPLAY
DISPLA
Y OPTIONS
Number of days
Years and days
Yrs, mnths, days
Date Counter
When a date that has been stored in the date counter is selected and the Date imprint option is set to Date counter, the
date counter indicator and stored date number are displayed
in the monitor.
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The Set-up Menu
Display
options
Description
In the Date counter menu, press
or
to select Stored dates, and press
to display the Stored dates menu.
Up to 3 dates can be stored. Press
or
to highlight option, then press
.
AF Assist
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press .
to select AF assist
AF ASSIST
Auto
Off
Your camera is equipped with an AF-assist Illuminator. If lighting is poor, the built-in
AF-assist Illuminator will light when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, allowing the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit.
Select Auto (default setting) or Off and press .
Confir
Confirm
Option
Description
Auto
(default setting)
If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator lights when
the Shutter-release Button is pressed halfway, allowing the camera to focus the subject ( 24).
Off
The AF-Assist Illuminator does not light.
The AF-assist Illuminator can be turned off for shooting in situations in which the AF-assist Illuminator is
too bright for human subjects or in which flash photography is prohibited. When the AF-assist Illuminator is turned off, it will not light even when the
subject is poorly lit. Under these conditions, however,
the camera may not be able to focus accurately.
The Set-up Menu
AF-Assist Illuminator Provides the Following Range
• Zoom out: a range of approx. 0.4 - 2.4 m (1'3" - 7'9")
• Zoom in: a range of approx. 0.4 - 1.5 m (1'3" - 4'9")
AF-Assist Illuminator
When the AF-assist option is set to Auto, the AF-assist Illuminator will light in the following cases:
• AF area mode is set to
Auto or
Off in the shooting menu, or the focus area in the
center of the frame is selected when AF area mode is set to
Manual.
• Shooting in
(portrait assist) mode without using a framing guide ( 31).
• Shooting in
(night portrait assist) mode without using a framing guide ( 35).
• Shooting in the close-up mode.
• Shooting in the scene mode such as
PARTY/INDOOR,
BEACH/SNOW,
DASK/
DAWN,
COPY,
BACK LIGHT, or
PANORAMA ASSIST.
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Sound Settings
Rotate the Mode Dial to
to select Sound settings ( 117), and then press .
The options in this menu control the sound settings
listed below.
SOUND SETTINGS
Button sound
ON
Shutter sound
Start-up sound
Confir
Confirm
Option
Description
Button sound
Control the sound played when buttons
BUTT
UTTON
ON SOUND
are pressed.
The button sound is played in the followOff
On
ing cases:
• Rotating the Mode Dial to the other
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mode.
• Pressing
to displayed shooting or playback mode.
• Pressing
to select option or menu.
• Battery is low.
• You can not take pictures because of the memory or a memory card status.
• An error occurs.
Shutter sound
Adjust volume of shutter sound. Press
or
to highlight option, press
to select.
SHUTTER SOUND
Loud
Normal
Off
Adjust volume of sound played when
camera is turned on.
ST
STAR
ART-UP
-UP SOUND
Loud
Normal
Off
Start-up sound
Confirm
Shutter Sound
Shutter sound is not produced in the following case:
•
•
•
•
•
Shooting in the Movie mode ( 51).
Shooting in
(sports assist) mode ( 34).
Continuous ( 89) is set to
Continuous,
BSS is set to On ( 91).
Bracketing is set to On ( 96).
5 shot buffer, or
Multi-shot 16.
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The Set-up Menu
Confirm
Blur Warning
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press
to select Blur Warning
BLUR WARNING
.
This option is used to display or hide the camera
shake warning after you have taken a picture.
Off
On
Confir
Confirm
Selecting On displays the warning only if inadvertent camera movement has caused the picture you
have just taken to be blurred.
Select Yes to keep the picture or No to delete it.
PICTURE IS BLURRED.
SAVE PICTURE?
No
Yes
Confir
Confirm
The Set-up Menu
Shooting Modes Where the Blur Warning Does Not Function
In the Shooting modes shown below, the blur warning is not available even if Blur warning option is set to On:
Continuous ( 89),
5 shot buffer ( 89),
Multishot 16 ( 89), and
BSS ( 91) modes, as well as (sports assist) ( 34) of assist
mode, MUSEUM ( 39), FIREWORKS SHOW ( 40), and
PANORAMA ASSIST ( 41) of scene mode.
Blur Check
If you want to check how blurred the picture is before deciding whether to delete it or
not, select Yes to save the picture and then press
.
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Auto Off
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press .
to select Auto off
To save battery power, the camera will enter standby mode if no operations are performed for a preset length of time.
Option
Description
Auto Off
Choose how long monitor will
remain on before turning off automatically from thirty seconds (30s),
one minute (1m) default setting,
five minutes (5m) and thirty minutes (30m), and press . For more
details of Auto off, see 129.
AUTO
O OFF
Auto off
Sleep mode
1m
OFF
Confir
Confirm
AUT
UTO
O OFF
30s
1m
5m
30m
Confirm
If On is selected, camera will enter
SLEEP MODE
standby mode when there is no
Off
change in brightness of subject,
On
even before time selected in the
auto off menu has elapsed.
The camera will enter sleep mode
after thirty seconds of non-operation when Auto off is
set to thirty seconds (30s) or one minute (1m), and
after one minute when Auto off is set to five minutes
(5m) or thirty minutes (30m).
Confirm
Sleep mode
The Set-up Menu
129
Format Memory/Card
Rotate the Mode Dial to
to select Format memory or Format card ( 117), and then press .
MEMORY CARD FORMA
MEMORY
FORMAT
Quick format
Format
This menu allows the memory or the memory card
to be formatted for use in the camera.
• Before formatting the memory, remove the
Confir
Confirm
memory card from the camera. Format memory is displayed in the Set-up menu.
• When the memory card is inserted in the camera, the memory card will be
formatted. Format card is displayed in the Set-up menu.
Options
Descriptions
Format the internal memory.
Format memory
(No memory card
inserted)
The Set-up Menu
Quick
format
• This option is used for formatting new memory
cards or the cards that have been formatted
with this camera. Quick format requires less
time than Format.
• Using Quick format regularly for memory cards
is recommended to maintain the performance
of memory cards.
Format
• This option is used for formatting memory cards
formatted with the other devices than this camera.
• When it takes long time to save movie on memory card or errors occur while shooting movie in
TV movie 640
(30 fps) in spite of formatting
with Quick format, select Format.
Format
card
(Memory
card
inserted)
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MEMORY CARD FORMA
MEMORY
FORMAT
WARNING!
All images will be
deleted!
No
Format
MEMORY CARD FORMA
MEMORY
FORMAT
Quick format
Format
Confir
Confirm
Highlight Quick format or Format. To
exit without formatting the memory
card, press
to return to the Set-up
menu.
• When formatting the memory, start
the operation from step 2.
Highlight Format. To exit without formatting the memory card or memory,
highlight No and press
(the center of
the multi selector).
• When the memory card is not
inserted, the FORMAT MEMORY
screen is displayed.
Begin formatting. While formatting is in
progress, the message will be displayed.
• When formatting is complete, the Setup menu is displayed.
Quick Format and Format (for Memory Cards only)
• When Quick format is selected in the format menu, only the data recorded on the memory card
is formatted.
• When Format is selected in the format menu, the entire memory card is formatted.
• Format is not available when
(
14) is displayed.
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The Set-up Menu
Notes on Formatting Memory/Card
• Format the memory card using the camera. If the memory card is formatted on the computer,
some errors may occur when writing or reading data.
• Do not turn the camera off, or remove the battery or memory card, while the “FORMATTING”
message is displayed.
• Formatting the memory or the memory card permanently deletes all data they contain, including
protected pictures and any other data that may be in the memory or on the memory card. Before
formatting, be sure to transfer any valued pictures to a computer (
65).
Language
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press .
to select Language
Deutsch Svenska
English
Español
Français
Italiano
Nederlands
Choose the language for menus and messages displayed in the monitor from Deutsch (German), English, Español (Spanish), Français (French),
Bac
Back
Italiano (Italian), Nederlands (Dutch), Svenska
(Swedish),
(Japanese),
(Simplified Chinese),
tional Chinese), or
(Korean), and then press
.
Confir
Confirm
(Tradi-
Interface (USB/Video mode)
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press .
to select Interface
USB
Select the USB option used when transferring pictures on a computer or
when connecting the camera to a printer supporting PictBridge. Choose USB
and press , and select the USB option ( 66).
The Set-up Menu
Video Mode
Before connecting your camera to a video device
such as a television or VCR ( 64), choose a video
mode that matches the video standard used in the
device. Choose Video mode and press , and select the video mode item and press .
Your Nikon digital camera supports
NTSC and
PAL standards.
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Auto Transfer
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press
to select Auto Transfer
.
AUTO TRANSFER
On
Off
When you connect the camera to a computer running PictureProject via the UC-E6 USB cable and
press the camera
(Transfer
) Button to transConfir
Confirm
fer pictures, only pictures marked with a
icon
will be transferred. When Auto transfer is set to On, all pictures to be taken
will be transferred.
Option
Description
Pictures or movies are set to be transferred automatiOn
cally when they are taken or recorded.
icon is
(default setting) added when they are displayed.
Off
Pictures or movies are set not to be transferred automatically when they are taken or recorded.
icon is
not added when they are displayed.
The Set-up Menu
Transfer Marking
Using Transfer marking in the Playback menu allows you to change the transfer setting of recorded pictures ( 110).
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Reset All
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press .
to select Reset all
Reset all settings
to default values
Select this option to restore the settings listed below
to their original state.
Landscape
assist
Default
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Sports assist
SPORTS
Night portrait
assist
NIGHT PORTRAIT
Scene
Movie options
Auto-focus mode
(Movie menu)
Electronic VR
(E7900 only)
PARTY/INDOOR
TV movie 640
Single AF
Off
The Set-up Menu
Speedlight
Auto
Self-timer
Off
Macro close-up
Off
Exposure comp.
Image quality
±0
NORMAL
Image size (E7900)
Image size (E5900)
White balance
Auto
Metering
Matrix
Continuous
Single
BSS
Off
No
Reset
Confir
Confirm
The following settings are affected:
Setting
Portrait assist
RESET ALL
Setting
Color options
Image adjustment
Image sharpening
Sensitivity
Auto bracketing
Saturation control
AF area mode
Auto-focus mode
(Shooting menu)
Noise reduction
Welcome screen
Photo info
Brightness
Date imprint
AF assist
Button sound
Shutter sound
Start-up sound
Blur warning
Auto off
Sleep mode
Auto transfer
Menus
Default
Standard color
Auto
Auto
Auto
Off
Normal
Auto
Single AF
Off
Animation
Show info
3
Off
Auto
On
Normal
Normal
On
1m
Off
On
Text
Resetting File Numbering to 0001
To reset file numbering ( 27) to 0001, select Reset all after either deleting all pictures ( 134) or formatting the memory or memory card ( 130).
134
Menus
Rotate the Mode Dial to
( 117), and then press .
to select Menu
MENUS
Text
Icons
This option is used to switch the menu display of
the Shooting menu, Movie menu, Playback menu,
or Set-up menu to
Text or
Icons.
Confir
Confirm
Firmware Version
This option is used to check a firmware version for
your camera. To return to the Set-up menu, press
.
E5900 Ver
er. 1.0
Bac
:Back
:Bac
Back
The Set-up Menu
135
Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
The following optional accessories are available for your Nikon digital camera.
Contact your local retailer.
Rechargeable battery
Battery charger
Additional EN-EL5 Li-ion batteries are available
from your retailer or local Nikon representative.
MH-61 battery charger for EN-EL5 batteries
AC adapter
EH-62A AC adapter kit
Carrying case
CS-CP18 soft case (Not available in U.S.)
Waterproof case
WP-CP4 waterproof case (Not available in
some areas)
Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use:
SanDisk
16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 256MB*,
512MB, 512MB*, 1GB
Toshiba
16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 128MB*, 256MB,
256MB*, 512MB
Panasonic
16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB*, 512MB*,
1GB*
* Use cards rated for 10MB/s or more.
Technical Notes
136
Connecting the EH-62A AC Adapter Kit
An optional EH-62A AC adapter kit can be used to provide power from a wall
plug outlet to the Nikon E7900/E5900 when the camera is used for an extended period, such as connecting it with a computer or printer.
Before connecting the AC adapter kit, turn the camera off and make sure
that the power-on lamp has gone out.
1
Open the Battery-chamber Cover
and the Power Connector Cover
( ), and then insert the EP-62A
power connector ( ).
Make sure the EP-62A is oriented correctly
and insert it into the battery chamber
pushing aside the orange battery latch.
2
Lock the power connector.
The battery latch will be pushed out of the
way as the EP-62A is inserted; the battery
is fully inserted when the latch locks ( ).
3
Close the Battery-chamber Cover.
Making sure the EP-62A power connector
cord goes through the Power Connector
Cover ( ), close the cover ( ) and slide it
back into place ( ).
EP-62A Power connector
Power connector cord
Disconnecting the AC Adapter Kit
Before disconnecting the AC adapter kit, turn the camera off and remove the wall plug
from the power outlet. Open the battery-chamber cover and push upward the battery
latch and remove the EP-62A from the camera.
137
Technical Notes
For more information on using EH-62A AC adapter kit, see EH-62A AC adapter manual.
Caring for Your Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of your Nikon product, observe the following
precautions when storing or using the device:
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed
in water or subjected to high levels of
moisture.
Handle the lens and all moving
parts with care
Do not apply force to the lens, monitor,
or to the connector, card slot, or battery
chamber covers. These parts are especially susceptible to damage.
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 in
the CCD image sensor, producing a white
blur effect in photographs.
Technical Notes
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the
power source
Do not unplug the product or remove the
batteries while the product is on, or while
images are being recorded or deleted.
Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in
damage to product memory or internal
circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of power, avoid carrying the
product from one place to another while
the AC adapter (available separately) is
connected.
138
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected
to strong shocks or vibration.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong
electromagnetic radiation or magnetic
fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such
as radio transmitters could interfere with
the monitor, damage data stored on the
memory card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as
occur when entering or leaving a heated
building on a cold day, can cause condensation 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.
AF-Assist Illuminator
The light-emitting diode (LED) used in the
AF-assist illuminator ( 126) conforms to
the following IEC standard:
CLASS 1 LED PRODUCT
IEC60825-1 Edition 1.2-2001
Storage
Turn the camera off when not in use and check that the power-on lamp is off
before putting the camera away. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you will not be using the product for long
periods, remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a
plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not store the camera case (available
separately) in a plastic bag, as this may cause the material to deteriorate. Note
that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be
replaced at regular intervals. Do not store your camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or damp
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such
as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures below –10°C (14°F) or above 50°C (122°F;
for example near a space heater or in a closed vehicle on a sunny day)
• are subject to humidities of over 60%
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a
month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera away again.
When the battery is not in use, replace the terminal cover and store the battery in a cool, dry place. The battery should be recharged at least once a year;
run the battery flat before returning it to storage.
Technical Notes
Batteries
• Check the battery level when taking the camera out and charge the battery if necessary (
8).
Do not continue charging once the battery is fully charged, as this will result in reduced battery
performance. If possible, carry a fresh CP1 or a spare EN-EL5 battery when taking pictures on
important occasions. Do not use CP1 batteries after their expiry date.
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure that the battery is fully charged
before heading outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare batteries in a warm place
and exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover some of its charge.
• Dirt on the battery terminals can prevent the camera from functioning.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
140
Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear
in the monitor and how to deal with them.
Display
(blinks)
WARNING!! BATTERY
EXHAUSTED
[
]
(flashes red)
PICTURE IS BLURRED
BLURRED.
SAVE
SA
VE PICTURE?
No
Yes
Problem
Solution
Clock not set.
Set clock to current date and time.
16
Battery exhausted.
Turn camera off and replace battery.
10
Camera can not
focus.
Use AF lock to focus on another subject at same distance, then recompose picture.
99
Slow shutter speed.
Pictures may be
blurred.
Use flash, or steady camera using tripod, by placing camera on level surface, or by holding camera in both
hands with elbows against torso.
44, 45,
21
Recorded picture
may be blurred.
Select Yes to keep picture, No to
delete. Camera shake warning can
be hidden.
128
• Camera turned
off.
• The
Button
pressed during
recording pictures.
• The Mode Dial
rotated to another
mode during
recording.
Message clears from display automatically when recording is complete.
24
Write-protect switch
of the memory card
is in “lock” position.
Slide write-protect switch to “write”
position.
13
Confirm
Please wait
WARNING!!
PLEASE WAIT FOR THE
CAMERA TO FINISH
RECORDING
141
Technical Notes
MEMORY CARD IS
WRITE PROTECTED
Display
THIS CARD CANNOT
BE USED
WARNING!!
THIS CARD CANNOT
BE READ
CARD IS NOT FORMATTED
FORMAT
NO
Problem
Solution
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors are clean.
Error accessing mem• Turn the camera off and make
ory card.
sure the memory card is inserted
correctly.
Memory card has not
been formatted for
use in camera.
Press
of Multi Selector to highlight FORMAT and press
to format card, or turn camera off and
replace card.
Camera in the shoot- • Choose lower image quality/ size.
ing mode: Insuffi• Delete unwanted pictures.
cient memory to
record pictures at
• Insert new memory card.
current settings.
OUT OF MEMORY
or
Camera connected
to computer and the
(Transfer
)
Button pressed: Not
enough space on
memory to record
information needed
for transfer.
The destination is
out of memory for
copying picture.
Technical Notes
142
12
130,
12
83 - 84
26,
107
12
Disconnect camera, delete unwanted
pictures, and try again.
107,
65
• Format destination memory (the
memory or memory card).
130
• Insert new memory card or delete
unwanted pictures from the memory or memory card.
Error occurred while
saving picture.
IMAGE CANNOT BE
SAVED
or
(lit)
136
12, 26,
107
–
Camera has run out
of file numbers.
Insert new memory card or delete
unwanted pictures from the memory
or the memory card.
Invalid picture chosen for creating small
picture, cropped picture, or processed
picture by D-Lighting.
Copies can not be created from mov- 60, 61,
ies or from other copies.
112
Invalid picture chosen for welcome
screen.
Small pictures created in sizes of 320
× 240 pixels or smaller, or cropped
copies can not be selected.
12, 26,
107
119
Display
CANNOT RECORD
MOVIE
CARD CONTAINS
NO IMAGES
Problem
Error occurred while
saving movie.
Takes long time to
save movie on memory card.
Solution
• Format memory card using Format option in the format menu.
• Insert memory card with faster
processing speed.
• When this message is displayed
although pictures are taken, turn
the camera off and turn it on
again. If error persists, contact
No pictures in the
retailer or Nikon representative.
memory or the mem- • Press
Button to return to the
ory card.
shooting mode.
• To show pictures in the memory,
remove memory card from camera.
FILE CONTAINS
NO IMAGE DATA
130
12, 53
14, 15
13
File created by computer or different
make of camera.
No pictures in the
memory or on the
memory card that
can be viewed on
E7900/E5900.
View file on computer or correct
make of camera.
Attempt to delete
protected picture.
Remove protection before deleting
picture.
109
NEW CITY IS IN THE
CURRENT TIME ZONE
Travel destination is
in same time zone as
home location.
No need to specify new time zone if
travel destination is in same time
zone as home location.
120
WARNING!
MODE DIAL IS NOT IN
THE PROPER POSITION
Mode dial is positioned between two
modes.
Adjust Mode Dial to select desired
mode correctly.
6
Error has occurred
during lens operation.
Turn camera off and then on again. If
error persists, contact retailer or
Nikon representative.
–
ALL IMAGES ARE HIDDEN
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE DELETED
143
Technical Notes
LENS ERROR
–
USB cable disconnected or memory
card removed while
pictures are being
transferred to computer.
COMMUNICATIONS
ERROR
Technical Notes
144
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Troubleshooting
If your camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to
the page numbers listed in the right-most column for information on solving
the problems listed here.
Electronically-Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor and the
camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong
external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, and turn
the camera on again, or, if you are using an AC adapter (optional), disconnect and
reconnect the adapter, and turn the camera on again. Note that disconnecting the
power source as described above may result in the loss of any data not recorded to
the memory or memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded
to the memory or memory card will not be affected.
Problem
Possible cause
14
5
122
Monitor is blank
• Camera is off.
• Monitor is off.
• Photo info is set to Monitor off in Monitor settings
of the Set-up menu.
• Battery is not correctly inserted or battery-chamber cover
is not properly latched.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Optional EH-62A AC adapter kit is not properly connected.
• Camera is in standby mode. Press Shutter-release Button
halfway.
• USB cable is connected.
• Audio/video cable is connected.
Camera turns off
without warning
• Battery is low.
• Battery is cold.
14
140
No indicators
appear in monitor
• Indicators may be hidden. Select Show info for Photo
info option in the monitor settings menu.
122
Monitor is hard
to read
• Ambient lighting is too bright: move to a darker location.
• Monitor brightness needs adjustment.
• Monitor is dirty: clean monitor.
139
123
139
10
14
137
15
67
64
Technical Notes
145
Problem
Possible cause
• Camera is in Playback mode.
• Battery is exhausted.
• Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus (when
the monitor is off).
No picture is
• Red ( ) Lamp blinks: flash is charging.
taken when
• Message “CARD IS NOT FORMATTED” appears in moniShutter-release
tor: memory card is not formatted for use in camera.
Button is pressed • Message “MEMORY CARD IS WRITE PROTECTED”
appears in monitor: memory card is locked.
• Message “OUT OF MEMORY” appears in monitor: insufficient memory to record picture at current Image quality/size setting.
Flash is off.
Flash window is blocked.
Subject is outside range of flash.
Exposure compensation is too low.
19, 25
14
23
23
13, 130
13
85
Pictures are too
dark (underexposed)
•
•
•
•
Pictures are too
bright (overexposed)
• Exposure compensation is too high.
49
• Subject was not in focus area when Shutter-release Button was pressed halfway.
• Green (AF) Lamp flashes: camera unable to focus.
• AF-assist illuminator does not light when the lighting is
poor. Select On in the AF assist option.
99
Pictures are out
of focus
Pictures are
blurred
• Camera shook during shot. Blurring caused by camera
shake can be reduced by:
Using the flash
Using the Best Shot Selector (BSS)
Using the self-timer with a tripod
• When recording movies, set Electronic VR to On (E7900
only).
Technical Notes
• Shutter speed too slow. Noise can be reduced by:
Using the flash
(night portrait assist) mode, or selecting
Randomly-spaced
Selecting
DUSK/DAWN
(scene) mode and choosing
bright pixels
or
NIGHT LANDSCAPE (In these modes, noise
(“noise”) appear
reduction works automatically when shutter speed is
in image
low. Select an appropriate mode according to your
shooting condition.)
Bright specks in
picture
146
• Flash is reflecting from particles in air. Turn flash off or
zoom in.
44
21
45
49
23
126
44
91
46
54
44
35, 38
21, 44
Problem
Flash does not
fire
Possible cause
• Flash is off. Note that flash turns off automatically when:
44
The Mode Dial is set to
(landscape assist; except for 33, 34,
GROUP RIGHT and GROUP LEFT),
(sports assist), 55, 37 (movie), or
(scene) mode with any of
40
(SUNSET),
(DUSK/DAWN),
(NIGHT LANDSCAPE),
(MUSEUM) or
(FIREWORKS SHOW)
selected in the scene menu
Continuous is set to option other than Single
89
BSS is On
91
Auto bracketing is set
96
Colors are unnat• White balance does not match light source.
ural
Picture or voice
memo can not be
played back
• Picture or voice memo has been overwritten or renamed
by computer or by another make of camera.
86
–
Copy can not be
created using
small picture,
crop, or D-Lighting
• Picture is a movie. Retouched copy can be created only
112
for still pictures.
• Picture is a retouched copy.
59, 112
• There is not enough free space in the memory or on the
107
memory card to store new copy. Delete unwanted pictures from the memory to make free space.
Can not zoom in
on picture
• Picture is a movie.
• Picture was created with Small pic. option.
• Picture has been cropped to sizes of 320×240 pixels or
smaller.
55
112
60
14
137
PictureProject
does not start
when camera is
connected or
memory card
inserted in card
reader or card
slot
• Camera is off.
• EH-62A AC adapter kit (optional) is not properly connected, or battery is exhausted.
• UC-E6 USB cable is not correctly connected, or card not
properly inserted in card reader or card slot.
• USB in the Interface menu set to PTP when camera
connected to computer running Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me), or Windows
98 Second Edition (SE).
• Camera is not registered in Device Manager (Windows
only).
See PictureProject Reference Manual (on CD) for further
information.
67
–
147
Technical Notes
67
Specifications
Type
E7900/E5900 digital camera
Effective pixels
7.1 million (E7900)/5.1 million (E5900)
CCD
1/1.8" high-density CCD; total pixels: 7.41 million (E7900)/
5.26 million (E5900)
Image size (pixels)
•
•
•
•
Lens
3,072×2,304 [7M] (E7900 only)
2,592×1,944 [5M]
• 2,048×1,536 [3M]
1,600×1,200 [2M] (E5900 only)
1,024×768 [PC]
• 640×480 [TV]
3× Zoom-Nikkor ED lens
Focal length
F=7.8 - 23.4 mm (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent:
38 - 114 mm)
f/-number
f/2.8
Construction
Seven elements in six groups (includes 1 glass-molded ED
lens elements)
- f/4.9
Digital zoom
Up to 4× (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 450
mm)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect through-the-lens (TTL) AF, AF-assist illuminator
Technical Notes
Focus range
30 cm (1') -
Focus area selection
Auto (five-area automatic selection), Manual (99-area manual selection), Off (center focus area selection)
AF-assist illuminator
CLASS 1 LED PRODUCT (IEC60825-1 Edition 1.2-2001)
Maximum output: 1700µW
Viewfinder
; macro mode 4 cm/1.6" (W) -
Real-image zoom viewfinder with LED indication
Magnification
0.31 - 0.77 ×
Frame coverage
Approximately 75% holizontal and 75% vertical
Monitor
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
148
2.0", 115,000-dot, amorphous silicon TFT transflective
LCD with brightness adjustment
Approximately 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Storage
Media
Internal memory (approximately 13.5MB)/SD (Secure Digital) Memory cards
File system
Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF),
Exif 2.2, and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
File formats
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant (1:4, 1:8, 1:16)
Movies: Quick Time Sound files: WAV
Exposure
Metering
Four mode through-the-lens (TTL) metering;
• 256-segment matrix • Spot
• Center-weighted
• Spot AF area
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with exposure compensation
(-2.0 - +2.0EV in steps of 1/3EV), Auto bracketing
Range
W: +1 - +16.5EV (E7900); +1 - +16.1EV (E5900)
T: +2.6 - +18.1EV (E7900); +2.6 - +17.7EV (E5900)
(Sensitivity: Auto)
Shutter
Speed
Aperture
Range
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
4
- 1/2,000s
Electronically-controlled preset aperture
Two steps (f/2.8 and f/4.8 [W])
Sensitivity
E7900: Approximately equivalent to ISO 50, 100, 200, 400;
Auto (auto gain to ISO 200 equivalent)
E5900: Approximately equivalent to ISO 64, 100, 200, 400;
Auto (auto gain to ISO 200 equivalent)
Self-timer
Ten-second, three-second duration
Exif Version 2.2
Your camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with pictures to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
149
Technical Notes
Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
Your camera conforms to the Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), a standard
widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different
makes of camera.
Built-in Speedlight
Range (approx.)
W: 0.3 - 4.5 m/1' - 14'8"
T: 0.3 - 3.5 m/1' - 11'5"
(Sensitivity: Auto)
Flash control
Sensor flash system
Interface
USB
Video output
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminals
DC in; Digital I/O (audio-visual out and USB)
Supported language
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English,
French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish
Power sources
• One rechargeable Nikon EN-EL5 rechargeable lithiumion battery (supplied)
• One CP1 lithium battery
• EH-62A AC adapter kit (available separately)
Approximate battery life
E7900: Approximately 220 shots (EN-EL5)/250 shots (CP1)
E5900: Approximately 270 shots (EN-EL5)/290 shots (CP1)
Based on CIPA standard*
Dimensions
(W×H×D)
Approximately 88×60×36.5 mm/3.46"×2.4"×1.44"
(excluding projection parts)
Approximate
150 g (5.3 oz) without battery or memory card
weight
Operating environment
- 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Technical Notes
Temperature
0
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
* Industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 25 °C (77 °F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in Speedlight fired with every other shot, image mode set to NORM/
(E7900) or NORM/
(E5900).
150
MH-61 Battery Charger
Rated input
AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.12 - 0.08 A
Charging output
DC 4.2 V/950 mA
Compatible batteries
Nikon EN-EL5 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Charging time
Approximately 2.0 hrs when no charge remains
Operating temperature
0 - 40 °C (+32 - 104 °F)
Dimensions
Approximately 67×67×26 mm/2.6"×2.6"×1.0" (W×D×H)
Length of cord
Approximately 1800 mm (70.9")
Weight
Approximately 70 g (2.5 oz), excluding power cable
EN-EL5 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
3.7 V/1100 mAh
Dimensions
Approximately 36×8×54 mm/1.4"×0.3"×2.1" (W×D×H,
excluding projections)
Weight
Approximately 30 g (1.1 oz), excluding terminal cover
Technical Notes
Specifications
Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain. The appearance
and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Index
Symbols
(auto shooting) mode, 6,
19 - 24
(center) Button, 3
(Delete) Button, 3, 56, 57,
59, 62
(D-Lighting) Button, 3
(help) Button, 3, 29, 52,
82, 104, 117
(movie) mode, 6
(transfer) Button, 3, 65, 68
Exposure compensation, 3,
49
Flash, 3, 44
Lamp, see Lamp, red ( )
Landscape assist mode, 6,
28, 33
Macro mode, 3, 48
Button, 3
Night portrait assist mode,
6, 28, 35, 146
Play Button, 3, 15, 25
Portrait assist mode, 6, 28,
31
Self-timer, 3, 46
Sports assist mode, 6, 28,
34, 147
Wait icon, 24
Numerics
5 shot buffer, 89
A
Technical Notes
AC adapter kit, i, ii, v, 11, 74,
136, 150
AF area mode
, 80, 98
AF assist
, 116, 126
AF Lamp, see Lamp, green (AF)
AF lock, 7, 98, 99
AF , 4, 23, 141
AF-assist Illuminator, 2, 24
Assist modes, 28, 30
Audio/video (A/V) cable (EGCP14), 64
Audio/video (A/V) out connector, 3
Auto bracketing
, 80, 96
Auto off
, 15, 116, 129
152
Auto power off, 15
Auto transfer
, 116, 133
Autofocus, 23, 101
Auto-focus mode
, 54, 80,
101
Continuous AF, 54, 101
Single AF, 54, 101
B
BACK LIGHT
, 28, 40
Backlit, 139
Backlit subject, 36, 40, 44
Battery, i, ii, v, 8, 10 - 11, 14,
140, 150
chamber cover, 3, 10, 137
charging, 8, 10
CP1, 11
EN-EL5, ii, 8, 10, 136, 150
latch, 3, 10, 137
Battery charger (MH-61), 8
Battery level, 14
BEACH/SNOW
, 28, 37
Best Shot Selector
, 39,
80, 91, 146
Blur, 24, 35, 37, 45, 46, 91,
146
Blur warning
, 116, 128
BSS, see Best Shot Selector
C
Camera shake, 37
Camera strap, 2
Clock battery, 18
Clock, see Date
CLOSE UP
, 28, 39
Close-ups, 45, 48
Cloudy, 86
Color options
, 80, 92
Compression, 83
Computer, 65
Continuous
, 80, 89
Contrast, 93
COPY , 28, 40
Copy
, 103, 113
Cropping pictures, 59, 60
D
Date , 16 - 18, 116, 120 121, 124
correct time and date, 16
Date imprint
, 73, 116,
124
Date counter, 125
Daylight, 86
DaylightSaving, 16
DCF, see Design rule for Camera File System
Delete , 103, 107, 107 108
Deleting pictures, 57, 107 108
all pictures, 108
during shooting, 26
selected pictures, 107 - 108
Design rule for Camera File
System, 149
Digital Print Order Format, 71,
73, 149
Digital zoom, 21, 22
D-Lighting, 61
DPOF, see Digital Print Order
Format
DSCN, 27
DUSK/DAWN
, 28, 38,
146
E
EH-62A, see AC adapter kit
Electronic VR
, 54
E-mail, 83, 84, 112
EN-EL5, see Battery
Error messages, 141 - 144
Exif 2.2, 149
Exposure compensation, 49
Extension, 27
F
FACE-PRIORITY AF, 32
File name, 27
File numbering, 27, 134
Fill flash, 44
FIREWORKS SHOW , 28,
40, 147
Firmware version
, 116,
135
Flash, ii, 2, 44 - 45, 146, 150
Flash mode, 19, 44, 45
anytime flash, 44
auto with red-eye reduction, 44
flash cancel, 44
slow sync, 44
Fluorescent, 86
Focus, 7, 23 - 24, 146
Focus area, 23
Autofocus, 98
Folder name, 27
Format, 13, 116
internal memory
, 130
memory card , 130
Quick format, 130
Format memory/card
,
116, 130
see Format
Framing assist, 6, 28, 30
Framing pictures, 21 - 22, 30
FSCN, 27
H
Help, 29, 52, 82, 104, 117
I
J
JPEG, 27, 149
L
Lamp, green (AF), 3, 7, 14, 23,
146
Lamp, red ( ), 14, 23, 146
M
Macro mode, 48
Memory card, ii, 12 - 13, 136,
149
icon, 19
approved, 136
capacity of, 19, 53
formatting, 13, 130 - 131
insertion and remove of, 12
- 13
slot cover, 2, 12
Menus
, 52, 82, 104, 116,
117, 135
icons, 52, 82, 104, 117, 135
text, 52, 82, 104, 117, 135
Metering
, 80, 88
Microphone, 2
Mode Dial, 2, 6
Monitor, ii, 3, 4, 5, 21 - 22,
139, 145, 148
indicators in, 4 - 5, 145
turning on and off, 5
Monitor brightness, 123
Monitor settings
, 5, 116,
122, 145
Brightness, 123
Photo info, 5, 122, 145
MOV, see Movies
Movie menu, 51
auto-focus mode, 54
movie options, 53
Movie options, 53
Small size, 53
Smaller size, 53
TV movie, 53
Movies, 51 - 56, 149
recording, 55
viewing, 56
Multi Selector, 3, 7
Multi-shot 16, 89
MUSEUM
, 28, 39, 147
N
NIGHT LANDSCAPE , 28,
38, 146
Night portrait assist mode ,
6, 28, 35, 146
Noise reduction , 80, 102
NTSC, see Video mode
Number of exposures remaining, 19, 20, 85
O
On/off, see Power switch
P
PAL, see Video mode
PANORAMA ASSIST
, 28,
41, 42
Paper size, 75, 76
PARTY/INDOOR
, 28, 37
PictBridge, 70, 74
DPOF printing, 75, 79
paper size, 75, 76
print all images, 75, 77
print selection, 75, 77
PictureProject, 18, 65, 70
Playback menu, the, 103 - 115
Playing pictures back, 25 - 27
D-Lighting, 61
full-screen, 25 - 27, 57
movies, 56
on TV, 64
thumbnail, 57
zoom, 59
Portrait assist mode
, 6, 28,
31
Power Connector Cover, 2
Power Switch, 2, 14 - 15
Power-on Lamp, 2, 14 - 15, 19
Print, 75
Print set
, 71 - 73, 79, 103
Printer, 74
Printing pictures, 70 - 73
see also Date imprint, Digital Print Order Format
Protect
, 103, 109
Protected pictures, 108, 109
Q
Quality, see Image mode
Quick format, 130
QuickTime, see Movies
153
Technical Notes
Icons type, 52, 82, 104, 117
Image adjustment , 80, 93
Image mode , 80, 83
image quality, 19, 83
image size, 19, 84
Image sharpening
, 80,
94
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, 45
Incandescent, 86
Interface
, 116, 132
connector cover, 3
USB, 65, 74, 132
Video mode, 132
Internal memory icon
, 19
ISO, 24
Landscape assist mode , 6,
28, 33
Language , 14, 16, 116,
132
language, choosing, 16
Lens, 2, 138, 139, 148
Lens cover, 2
R
T
Z
Reset all , 116, 134
Resizing pictures, 119, 147
RSCN, 27
T Button, see Zoom Buttons
Television, 64, 132
connecting to, 64
taking pictures for display
on, 53
Text type, 52, 82, 104, 117
Thumbnail playback, 57
Time zone, 120
Transfer
making pictures for, 110 111
Transfer marking
, 103,
110
Tripod, 3, 37, 46, 141
Zoom
digital, 148
optical, 21 - 22
playback, 59, 147
Zoom Buttons
(T) Button, 3, 21, 57, 59
(W) Button, 3, 21, 57, 59
S
Technical Notes
Saturation, 97
Saturation control
, 80,
97
(scene) mode, 6, 28, 36
- 43
Secure Digital (SD), see Memory card
Self-portraits, 46
Self-timer, 46, 47, 149
Self-timer Lamp, 2, 47
Sensitivity
, 24, 80, 95
(setup) mode, 6, 116 135
Setup menu, the, 116 - 135
Shade, 86
Shooting menu, the, 80 - 102
Shutter-release Button, 2, 7,
23
Shutter-release delay, see Selftimer
Single, 89
Size, see Image mode
Slide show
, 103, 105 106
Small pic., see Small picture
Small picture
, 103, 112
Smear, 139
Sound
button sound, 127
settings, 127
shutter sound, 127
start-up sound, 127
Sound settings , 62, 116,
127
Speaker, 3
Speedlight, see Flash
Sports assist mode , 6, 28,
34, 147
SSCN, 27
Standby mode, 15, 129
Strap, camera, i, 2
SUNSET
, 28, 37
Support information, v
154
U
UNDERWATER
, 28, 41
USB, 3, 65, 116
cable (UC-E6), 67, 74
Connector, 3
Mass storage, 65
PTP, 65
V
VCR, 64, 132
Video cable (EG-CP14), 64
Video mode, 64, 116, 132
Video output, 150
Viewfinder, 2, 3, 22
Viewing picture, 57
Voice memo, 62
Voice memo
, 62
Volume, 56, 62, 127
W
W Button, see Zoom Buttons
Wait icon , 24
WAV, 27
Welcome screen
, 116,
118
White balance
, 80, 86
cloudy, 86
daylight, 86
fluorescent, 86
incandescent, 86
preset, 87
shade, 86
speedlight, 86
Wide angle, see Zoom
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