Nikon Nikon 1 J1 User manual

Nikon Nikon 1 J1 User manual
DIGITAL CAMERA
User's Manual
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Table of Contents
For Your Safety..............................................................................iii
Notices............................................................................................vi
Introduction...................................................................... 1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
Still Image Mode ............................................................... 7
Taking Photos in Still Image Mode ............................................7
Viewing Photographs .................................................................14
Smart Photo Selector Mode ............................................ 16
Taking Photos in Smart Photo Selector Mode .......................16
Viewing Photographs .................................................................19
Movie Mode .................................................................... 21
HD Movies.....................................................................................21
Slow Motion..................................................................................24
Viewing Movies............................................................................26
Motion Snapshot Mode................................................... 28
Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode........................................28
Viewing Motion Snapshots........................................................31
Available Settings........................................................... 32
More on Photography ..................................................... 36
Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes...................................36
The Built-in Flash .........................................................................39
Using the Menus ............................................................. 42
Technical Notes ............................................................... 47
Optional Accessories ..................................................................47
Storage and Cleaning .................................................................55
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions ........................56
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................61
Error Messages.............................................................................64
Specifications ...............................................................................66
Index ..............................................................................................74
Product Documentation
The following documentation is supplied with the camera.
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Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera with Support for
Interchangeable Lenses
Quick Start Guide
Quick Start Guide—Describes how to set
up your camera.
This guide provides first-time users with information on setting
up the Nikon 1 J1, taking photographs, and installing and
using the supplied software. For information on taking and
viewing photographs, see the User’s Manual. For a complete
guide to using your digital camera, see the Reference Manual
(on reference manual CD). Additional information on using the
supplied software can be found using online help.
Digitutor
“Digitutor”, a series of “watch-and-learn” manuals in movie
form, is available from the following website:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
Before You Begin
z Unpack the camera.
Confirm that the package contains the following items:
BF-N1000 body cap
Nikon 1 J1 digital camera
DIGITAL CAMERA
User’s Manual (this manual)—Describes how
to take and view pictures.
User's Manual
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Reference Manual (on CD)—A complete
guide to using your digital camera,
included as a pdf file on the supplied Reference Manual CD-ROM.
The Reference Manual can be viewed using Adobe Reader or
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later, available for free download
from the Adobe website.
1 Start the computer and insert the reference manual CD.
2 Double-click the CD (Nikon 1 J1) icon in Computer or My
Computer (Windows) or on the desktop (Mac OS).
3 Double-click the INDEX.pdf icon to display a language selection screen and click a language to display the Reference Manual.
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Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
D
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
use to prevent damage to the camera.
A
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is a
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30 mm f/3.5–5.6.
Digitutor
“Digitutor”, a series of “watch and learn” manuals in movie form, is available from the following website:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
A Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information,
tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice
on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be
available from the Nikon representative in your area. For contact information, visit http://imaging.nikon.com/
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in
“For Your Safety” (0 iii–v) and “Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions” (0 56).
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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:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnA This
ings before using this Nikon product.
❚❚WARNINGS
A Keep the sun out of the frame. Keep the
sun well out of the frame when
shooting backlit subjects. Sunlight
focused into the camera when the
sun is in or close to the frame could
cause a fire.
A Turn off immediately in the event of malfunction. Should you notice smoke or
an unusual smell coming from the
equipment or AC adapter (available
separately), unplug the AC adapter
and remove the battery immediately,
taking care to avoid burns. Continued
operation could result in injury. After
removing the battery, take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service
center for inspection.
A Do not disassemble. Touching the product’s internal parts could result in
injury. In the event of malfunction,
the product should be repaired only
by a qualified technician. Should the
product break open as the result of a
fall or other accident, remove the battery and/or AC adapter and then take
the product to a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in injury. In addition, note that small
parts constitute a chocking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of
this equipment, consult a physician
immediately.
A Do not use in the presence of flammable A Do not place the strap around the neck of
gas. Do not use electronic equipment
in the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
an infant or child. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in strangulation.
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A Do not remain in contact with the camera
or charger for extended periods while the
devices are on or in use. Parts of the
device become hot. Leaving the
device in direct contact with the skin
for extended periods may result in
low-temperature burns.
A Do not aim the flash at the operator of a
motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
A Observe caution when using a flash.
• Using the camera with the flash in
close contact with the skin or other
objects could cause burns.
• Using a flash close to the subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual
impairment. Particular care should
be observed when photographing
infants, when the flash should be no
less than one meter (39 in.) from the
subject.
A Avoid contact with liquid crystal. Should
the displays break, care should be
taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal
from the displays touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
A Observe proper precautions when handling
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batteries. Batteries may leak or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling batteries for use in
this product:
• Use only batteries approved for use
in this equipment.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery.
• Be sure the product is off before
replacing the battery. If you are
using an AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Do not attempt to insert the battery
upside down or backwards.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store the battery with
metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the batter y when no charge
remains.
• When the battery is not in use,
attach the terminal cover and store
in a cool, dry place.
• The battery may be hot immediately after use or when the product
has been used on battery power for
an extended period. Before removing the battery turn the camera off
and allow the battery to cool.
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any changes in
the battery, such as discoloration or
deformation.
A Do not remain in contact with the battery
for extended periods during charging.
Parts of the device become hot. Leaving the device in direct contact with
the skin for extended periods may
result in low-temperature burns.
A Observe proper precautions when handling A Use appropriate cables. When connectthe charger:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not go near the charger during
thunderstorms. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug or charger
with wet hands. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or cause overheating or fire.
ing cables to the input and output
jacks, use only the cables provided or
sold by Nikon for the purpose to
maintain compliance with product
regulations.
A CD-ROMs: CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not be
played back on audio CD equipment.
Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD
player could cause hearing loss or
damage the equipment.
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Notices
• No part of the manuals included • Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be repro- damages resulting from the use of
duced, transmitted, transcribed, this product.
stored in a retrieval system, or trans- • While every effort has been made to
lated into any language in any form, ensure that the information in these
by any means, without Nikon’s prior manuals is accurate and complete,
written permission.
we would appreciate it were you to
• Nikon reserves the right to change bring any errors or omissions to the
the specifications of the hardware attention of the Nikon representaand software described in these tive in your area (address provided
manuals at any time and without separately).
prior notice.
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAUTION
ATTENTION
This Class B digital apparatus com- Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
plies with Canadian ICES-003.
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Notice for Customers in Europe
CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
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This symbol indicates that
this product is to be collected separately.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as
household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
Notice for Customers in the U.S.A.
The Battery Charger
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS—SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter
of the proper configuration for the power outlet if needed. This power unit
is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable proCAUTIONS
tection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This Modifications
equipment generates, uses, and can The FCC requires the user be notified
radiate radio frequency energy and, if that any changes or modifications
not installed and used in accordance made to this device that are not
with the instructions, may cause expressly approved by Nikon Corpoharmful interference to radio commu- ration may void the user’s authority to
nications. However, there is no guar- operate the equipment.
antee 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.
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 may expose you to lead, a chemical
known to the State of California to cause
birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may
be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper The government has issued cautions
money, coins, securities, govern- on copies or reproductions of securities
ment bonds, or local government issued by private companies (shares,
bonds, even if such copies or repro- bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
ductions are stamped “Sample.”
when a minimum of necessary copies
The copying or reproduction of
are to be provided for business use by a
paper money, coins, or securities
company. Also, do not copy or reprowhich are circulated in a foreign
duce passports issued by the governcountry is prohibited.
ment, licenses issued by public
Unless the prior permission of the agencies and private groups, ID cards,
government has been obtained, the and tickets, such as passes and meal
copying or reproduction of unused coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
• Comply with copyright notices
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as
stamps issued by the government books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
and of certified documents stipu- prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
lated by law is prohibited.
photographs is governed by
national and international copyright
laws. Do not use this product for the
purpose of making illegal copies or
to infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted
files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user ’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another
person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the
device and then completely refill it with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
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AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (I) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (II) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
Temperature Warnings
The camera may become warm to the touch during use; this is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction. At high ambient temperatures, after
extended periods of continuous use, or after several photographs have been
taken in quick succession, a temperature warning may be displayed, following which the camera will turn off automatically to minimize damage to its
internal circuits. Wait for the camera to cool before resuming use.
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to
operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage
the camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of
third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with
normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
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sIntroduction
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon digital camera that supports interchangeable lenses. For a complete guide to using
your digital camera, see the Reference Manual (on CD). To get the
most from your camera, please be sure to read both the Quick
Start Guide and User’s Manual thoroughly and keep them where
they will be read by all who use the product.
s
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
A Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or a
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses, should be included
when the camera is inspected or serviced.
A Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or
before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the
camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
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Parts of the Camera
s
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
1
2 3 4 5 6
7
8
9
15
10
16
14 13
1 Movie-record button .................. 22, 25
2 Shutter-release button..... 9, 17, 23, 29
3 Power switch.......................................... 5
4 Power lamp ............................................ 5
5 Mounting mark
6 Speaker .................................................26
7 Built-in flash .........................................39
8 Focal plane mark (E)
9 AF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp ...................................37
Red-eye reduction lamp ...................39
2
12
11
10 Eyelet for camera strap
11 Lens release button
12 Infrared receiver........................... 37, 62
13 Dust shield
14 Lens mount
15 Microphone
16 Body cap
The Camera Body (Continued)
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1
Motion Snapshot mode (0 28)
Smart Photo Selector mode (0 16)
Still image mode (0 7)
Movie mode (0 21)
1
2
s
3 4
5
16
15
14
13
6
17
7
8
9
18
12
11
Press the multi selector up,
down, left, or right (1,3, 4, or
2), or rotate it as shown at
right.
1 Flash pop-up control .........................39
2 Memory card access lamp .................. 9
3 & (feature) button ................12, 23, 30
4 W (playback zoom/
thumbnail) control............................14
5 Mode dial
6 Connector cover
7 K (playback) button ............14, 19, 31
8 O (delete) button............15, 20, 27, 31
9 Power connector cover
for optional power connector ........51
10 Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover latch
11 Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover
10
J button
12 Tripod socket
13 G (menu) button ........................ 42
14 Multi selector....................................... 43
J (OK) button .................................... 43
A (AE-L/AF-L)
E (exposure compensation)
M (flash mode)..................................... 40
E (self-timer)....................................... 36
15 $ (display) button......................... 6
16 Monitor ............................................... 4, 6
17 USB connector
18 HDMI mini-pin connector
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The Monitor
1 23
s
45
6
7
8
9
10 11
12
13
14
15
32
31
30
29
16
17
28
27
26 25 24
23 22 21
20
19 18
1 Shooting mode ..................................... 3 19 Number of exposures
2 Exposure mode ...................................44
remaining.............................................. 5
3 Flexible program indicator
Number of shots remaining
4 Flash mode ...........................................39
before memory buffer fills ..........9, 13
5 Flash-ready indicator .........................39
White balance recording indicator
6 Self-timer/
Card warning indicator
remote control mode .......................36 20 Time available............................... 22, 25
Continuous mode *.............................12 21 ISO sensitivity * ....................................45
7 Active D-Lighting * .............................45 22 ISO sensitivity indicator * ..................45
8 Picture Control * ..................................45
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator *
9 White balance * ...................................45 23 Aperture
10 Movie settings (HD movies) * ...........45 24 Shutter speed
Frame rate
25 Metering ...............................................45
(slow motion movies) * ....................44 26 Battery indicator * ................................. 5
11 Image size * ..........................................44 27 Sound settings * ..................................46
12 Image quality * ....................................44 28 Autoexposure (AE) lock indicator
13 Focus mode *........................................45 29 Focus area............................................... 9
14 AF-area mode * ....................................45 30 Microphone sensitivity * ...................45
15 Face-priority AF * .................................10 31 Time elapsed................................. 22, 25
16 Flash compensation ...........................45 32 Recording indicator..................... 22, 25
17 Exposure compensation
18 “K” (appears when memory remains
for over 1,000 exposures)
* Available only in detailed display (0 6).
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Turning the Camera On
Press the power switch to turn the camera on. The power lamp will briefly light
green and the monitor will turn on.
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A Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off, press the power switch
again. The monitor will turn off.
• Check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining in the monitor.
Battery level
Exposures
remaining
❚❚ Battery Level
Display
NO ICON
H
Cannot take pictures.
Insert fully-charged
battery.
Description
Battery fully charged or partially discharged; level
shown by L or K icon in detailed display (0 6).
Low battery. Ready fully-charged battery or
prepare to charge battery.
Battery exhausted; shutter-release disabled. Insert
charged battery.
❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining
The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored on
the memory card at current settings.
A Formatting Memory Cards
If this is the first time the memory card will be used in the camera or if
the card has been formatted in another device, select Format memory
card in the setup menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format
the card (0 46). Note that this permanently deletes any data the card may
contain. Be sure to copy any photographs and other data you wish to
keep to a computer before proceeding.
5
The $ (Display) Button
Press $ to cycle through shooting and
playback indicators as shown below.
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$ button
❚❚ Shooting
❚❚ Playback
Simplified display
Simple photo info
Detailed display
Detailed photo info
Image only
A The Framing Grid
A framing grid can be displayed by selecting
On for Grid display in the setup menu
(0 46).
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zStill Image Mode
Still image mode is the mode generally used for taking photos.
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in still image mode, see page
32.
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Taking Photos in Still Image Mode
1 Select still image mode.
Rotate the mode dial to C.
Mode dial
A Automatic Scene Selection (h Scene auto selector)
At default settings, the camera will auto- Scene icon
matically analyze the subject and select
the appropriate scene. The selected
scene is shown in the monitor.
c Portrait: Human portrait subjects.
d Landscape: Landscapes and cityscapes.
f Night portrait: Portrait subjects framed against dark backgrounds.
e Close up: Subjects close to the camera.
Auto: Subjects suited to Z mode or that do not fall into the
Z
categories listed above.
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2 Ready the camera.
z
Remove the lens cap and hold the
camera securely with both hands,
being careful not to obstruct the lens,
AF-assist illuminator, or microphone.
Rotate the camera as shown at lower
right when taking pictures in “tall”
(portrait) orientation.
Shutter speeds slow when lighting is
poor; use of the built-in flash (0 39) or
a tripod is recommended.
3 Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
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4 Focus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. If the subject is poorly lit,
the AF-assist illuminator (0 2) may
light to assist the focus operation.
If the camera is able to focus, the selected Focus area
focus area will be highlighted in green
and a beep will sound (a beep may not
sound if the subject is moving).
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If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red.
Buffer capacity
While the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the display will show
the number of exposures that can be stored in the memory
buffer (“r”; 0 13).
5 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down to
release the shutter and record the
photograph. The access lamp will
light and the photograph will be displayed in the monitor for a few seconds (the photo will automatically
clear from the display and the camera
will be ready to shoot when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway).
Do not eject the memory card or remove
or disconnect the power source until the
lamp has gone out and recording is
complete.
Access lamp
9
A Face-Priority AF
z
The camera detects and focuses on portrait
subjects (face-priority AF). A double yellow
border will be displayed if a portrait subject is
detected facing the camera (if multiple faces,
up to a maximum of five, are detected, the
camera will select the closest subject). Press
the shutter-release button halfway to focus
on the subject in the double yellow border. The border will clear from
the display if the camera can no longer detect the subject (because, for
example, the subject has looked away).
A Movie Recording
In still image mode, movies can not be recorded and pressing the
movie-record button has no effect.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Lenses with retractable lens barrel buttons
can not be used when retracted. To unlock
and extend the lens, keep the retractable
lens barrel button pressed (q) while rotating
the zoom ring (w). The lens can be retracted
and the zoom ring locked by pressing the
retractable lens barrel button and rotating
the ring in the opposite direction. Retract the lens before removal, and
be careful not to press the retractable lens barrel button while attaching or removing the lens.
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A Using a Zoom Lens
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a larger area
of the frame, or zoom out to increase the area visible in the final photograph (select longer focal lengths on the lens focal length scale to zoom
in, shorter focal lengths to zoom out).
Zoom in
Zoom out
z
Zoom ring
A Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for about thirty seconds, the displays
will turn off and the power lamp (0 5) start to blink. The camera can be
reactivated by operating the buttons, mode dial, or other camera controls. If no operations are performed for about three minutes after the
displays have turned off, the camera will turn off automatically.
A See Also
See page 46 for information on silencing the beep that sounds when
the camera focuses or the shutter is released.
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z
❚❚ Choosing a Release Mode
Press & button and use the multi selector
and J button to choose from the following release modes: Single frame (the
camera takes one photograph each time
the shutter-release button is pressed),
Continuous (the camera records photos
at up to 5 frames per second while the & button
shutter release button is held down), and
Electronic (Hi) (the camera records photos at high rates while the shutter-release
button is held down).
A Electronic (Hi)
Choose from frame rates of 10 fps, 30 fps, and 60 fps (0 44). The flash
does not fire while Electronic (Hi) is in effect. At the default setting of
10 fps, the camera takes pictures at about 10 frames per second (fps)
while the shutter-release button is pressed and camera focuses on the
subject in the center of the frame; face detection (0 10) is not available.
The camera can record up to about 13 frames in a single burst. At frame
rates of 30 and 60 fps, face detection is available but focus and exposure are fixed at the values for the first photograph in each series; the
number of frames that can be recorded in a single burst is about 12.
A Continuous
If the flash is used, the camera will take only one photograph each time
the shutter-release button is pressed. Lower the flash before taking pictures.
A Shooting in Electronic (Hi) and Continuous Release Modes
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the access
lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and memory card
write speed, recording may take up to about one minute. If the battery
is exhausted before all photographs are recorded, the shutter release
will be disabled and the remaining images transferred to the memory
card.
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A Buffer Size
The camera is equipped with a memory
buffer for temporary storage, allowing
shooting to continue while photographs are
being saved to the memory card. Up to 100
photographs can be taken in succession;
note, however, that the frame rate will drop
or shooting will pause when the buffer is full.
The approximate number of images that can be stored in the memory
buffer at current settings is displayed while the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway (this number is an approximation only and varies
with shooting conditions). The illustration shows the display when
space remains in the buffer for about 14 pictures.
z
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Viewing Photographs
Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
z
K button
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to view additional pictures.
To zoom in on the center of the current
image, press the W control up. Press W
down to zoom out. To view multiple
images, press W down when the picture is
displayed full frame.
W control
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
A See Also
For information on toggling photo info on or off, see page 6. See page
44 for slide show options.
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Deleting Pictures
To delete the current picture, press O. Note that once deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
1 Display the photograph.
Display the photograph you wish to delete as described on
the preceding page.
z
2 Delete the photograph.
Press O. A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; press O again to delete the
picture and return to playback, or
press K to exit without deleting the
picture.
O button
A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu (0 44) can be used to delete
selected pictures, all pictures, pictures taken on selected dates, or pictures previously selected as candidates for deletion.
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8Smart Photo Selector Mode
Choose Smart Photo Selector mode for photos that capture a
fleeting expression on the face of a portrait subject or other
hard-to-time shots such as group photos in party scenes. Each
time the shutter is released, the camera automatically selects the
best shot and four best shot candidates based on composition
and motion.
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A Available Settings
For information on the options available in Smart Photo Selector mode,
see page 32.
Taking Photos in Smart Photo Selector Mode
1 Select Smart Photo Selector mode.
Rotate the mode dial to y.
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Mode dial
2 Frame the photograph.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 8, compose the photograph
with your subject in the center of the
frame.
3 Begin buffering photographs.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 9). An icon will be displayed as the camera begins
recording images to the memory
buffer. The camera continuously
adjusts focus to account for changes
in the distance to the subject in the AF
area brackets while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
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AF area brackets
A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release
button pressed
halfway to focus
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Shooting ends
Buffering
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4 Shoot.
8
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will compare shots recorded
to the buffer both before and after the
shutter-release button was pressed,
and select five to copy to the memory
card. Note that some time may be
required. The best picture is displayed
in the monitor when recording is complete.
A Smart Photo Selector Mode
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject (automatic scene selection; 0 7). Movies can not be recorded,
and pressing the movie-record button has no effect. The flash can not
be used.
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Viewing Photographs
Press K and use the multi selector to
display photographs taken with the
Smart Photo Selector (0 14; pictures
taken with the Smart Photo Selector are
indicated by a y icon). Of the five photographs recorded by the Smart Photo
Selector, only the best shot will be displayed (when you press the multi selector right to view the next picture, the
camera will skip over the best shot candidates, with the result that the next picture displayed will not have a file
number that immediately follows that of
the current picture). To end playback
and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway.
K button
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Choosing the Best Shot
When a photograph taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is displayed, you
can choose the best shot by pressing J.
Press 4 or 2 to view the other pictures
in the sequence and press J to select
the current picture as the best shot. To
return to normal playback, press D.
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Deleting Pictures
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Pressing O when a picture taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is selected displays
a confirmation dialog; press O again to
delete the best shot and the four best
shot candidates, or press K to exit without deleting the pictures. Note that once
deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
A Deleting Individual Photographs
O button
Pressing the O button in the best shot selection dialog (0 19) displays the following
options; highlight an option using the multi
selector and press J to select.
• This image: Delete the current photo (note
that the picture currently selected as the
best shot can not be deleted).
• All except best shot: Delete all photos in the sequence except the one
currently selected as the best shot.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed; to delete the selected image or
images, highlight Yes and press J.
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yMovie Mode
Choose movie mode to shoot high-definition (HD) or slowmotion (0 24) movies using the movie-record button.
D The 0 Icon
A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in movie mode, see page 32.
HD Movies
y
Record movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
1 Select movie mode.
Rotate the mode dial to 1. An HD Mode dial
movie crop with an aspect ratio of
16 : 9 will appear in the display.
2 Frame the opening shot.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 8, frame the opening shot with
your subject in the center of the display.
A Exposure Mode
By default, the camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the subject (automatic scene selection; 0 7).
A See Also
See page 45 for fade in/fade out and frame size and rate options.
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3 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress.
A Audio Recording
y
Movie-record button
Be careful not to cover the microphone
and note that the built-in microphone Recording indicator/
may record sounds made by the camera Time elapsed
or lens. By default, the camera focuses
continuously. The Movie sound options
item in the shooting menu offers sensitivity and wind noise options for the built-in
microphone.
Time available
4 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again to end recording.
Recording will end automatically when the maximum length
is reached, the memory card is full, another mode is selected,
the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot (0 ix).
A Maximum Length
HD movies can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 minutes in length; note
that depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end
before this length is reached (0 50).
A Exposure Lock
In exposure modes other than h Scene auto selector, exposure will
lock while the A (multi selector up) button is pressed.
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❚❚ Taking Photographs During HD Movie Recording
Press the shutter-release button all the
way down to take a photograph without
interrupting HD movie recording. Photographs taken during movie recording
have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
Up to 15 photographs can be taken with each
movie shot. Please note that photographs
can not be taken with slow-motion movies.
❚❚ Choosing the Movie Type
To choose between high definition and
slow motion recording, press & and use
the multi selector and J button to
choose from the following options:
• HD movie: Record movies in HD.
• Slow motion: Record slow-motion movies
& button
(0 24).
y
D Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible
in the displays and in the final movie under
fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps
or if the camera is panned horizontally or an
object moves at high speed through frame
(flicker and banding can be reduced in HD
movies by choosing a Flicker reduction
option that matches the frequency of the
local AC power supply; 0 46). Bright light
sources may leave after-images when the
camera is panned. Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright spots may also appear.
When recording movies, avoid pointing the
camera at the sun or other strong light
sources. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
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Slow Motion
Record silent movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3. Movies are
recorded at 400 fps and play back at 30 fps.
1 Select movie mode.
Rotate the mode dial to 1.
Mode dial
y
2 Select slow-motion mode.
Press the & button and use the multi
selector and J button to select Slow
motion. A slow-motion movie crop
with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3 will appear
in the display.
& button
3 Frame the opening shot.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 8, frame the opening shot with
your subject in the center of the display.
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4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress. The camera focuses
on the subject at the center of the disMovie-record button
play; face detection (0 10) is not
available.
Recording indicator/
Time elapsed
y
Time available
5 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again to end recording.
Recording will end automatically when the maximum length
is reached, the memory card is full, another mode is selected,
the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot (0 ix).
A Maximum Length
Up to 5 seconds or 4 GB of footage can be recorded; note that
depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before
this length is reached (0 50).
A Exposure Mode
The default exposure mode for slow-motion movie recording is
P Programmed auto (0 44). h Scene auto selector is not available
in slow-motion movie mode.
A See Also
See page 44 for frame rate options.
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 14).
Press J to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
y
Guide
Volume
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Pause
Play
Pause playback.
J
/
Advance/
rewind
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
Exit to
shooting
mode
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W
Resume playback when the movie is paused
or during rewind/advance.
Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. Speed
increases with each press, from 2 × to 5 × to
10 × to 15 ×. If playback is paused, the movie
rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep
the button pressed for continuous rewind or
advance. You can also rotate the multi selector
to rewind or advance when playback is
paused.
Press up to increase volume, down to
decrease.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
exit to shooting mode.
Deleting Movies
To delete the current movie, press O. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
press O again to delete the movie and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the movie. Note that
once deleted, movies can not be recovered.
O button
y
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9Motion Snapshot Mode
Choose Motion Snapshot mode to record brief movie vignettes
with your photographs. Each time the shutter is released, the
camera records a still image and about a second of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the
camera, the movie will play back in slow motion over approximately 2.5 s, followed by the still image.
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A Available Settings
For information on the options available in Motion Snapshot mode, see
page 32.
Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode
1 Select Motion Snapshot mode.
Rotate the mode dial to z.
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Mode dial
2 Frame the picture.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 8, compose the photograph
with your subject in the center of the
frame.
3 Begin buffering.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 9). An icon will be displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
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4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will record a photograph,
together with about a second of
movie footage beginning before and
ending after the time the shutterrelease button was pressed. Note that
some time may be required. When
recording is complete, the photograph will be displayed for a few seconds.
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A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release
button pressed
halfway to focus
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Shooting ends
Buffering
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❚❚ Choosing a Theme
To choose the background music for the
movie, press & and use the multi selector
and J button to choose from Beauty,
Waves, Relaxation, and Tenderness.
& button
A Motion Snapshot Mode
By default, the camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the subject (automatic scene selection; 0 7). Live audio is not
recorded. Movies can not be recorded using the movie-record button
and the flash can not be used.
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Viewing Motion Snapshots
Press K and use the multi selector to
display a Motion Snapshot (0 14;
Motion Snapshots are indicated by a z
icon). Pressing J when a Motion Snapshot is displayed plays back the movie
portion in slow motion over a period of
about 2.5 s, followed by the photo; the
background track plays for about 10 s.
To end playback and return to shooting
mode, press the shutter-release button
halfway.
K button
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Deleting Motion Snapshots
To delete the current Motion Snapshot,
press O. A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; press O again to delete the
photo and movie and return to playback, or press K to exit without deleting
the file. Note that once deleted, Motion
Snapshots can not be recovered.
O button
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7Available Settings
The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each
mode.
❚❚ Still Image Mode/Smart Photo Selector Mode
7
Shooting menu
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Still image mode
Exposure mode 1
h P S A M
Image quality
z z z z z
Image size
z z z z z
Continuous
z z z z z
Frame rate
— — — — —
Movie settings
— — — — —
Metering
— z2 z2 z2 z2
White balance
— z z z z
ISO sensitivity
— z2 z2 z2 z2
Picture Control
— z z z z
Color space
z z z z z
Active D-Lighting
— z z z z
Long exposure NR
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
High ISO noise reduction z z z z z
Fade in/fade out
— — — — —
Movie sound options
— — — — —
Interval timer shooting
— z2 z2 z2 z2
z z z z z
Vibration reduction 3
Focus mode
— z2 z2 z2 z2
AF-area mode
— z4 z4 z4 z4
Face-priority AF
— z4 z4 z4 z4
Built-in AF assist
z z z z z
— z2 z2 z2 z2
Flash compensation 5
Smart Photo Selector
mode
h P S A M
z
z
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
z
—
—
z
—
—
—
z
—
—
—
z
—
Other settings
Still image mode
Exposure mode 1
h P S A M
Focus area selection
— z z z z
Flexible program
— z — — —
Autoexposure Lock
— z z z —
Focus lock
— z z z z
Self-timer
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
Exposure compensation — z 2 z 2 z 2 —
Flash mode
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
Movie mode
— — — — —
Theme
— — — — —
Smart Photo Selector
mode
h P S A M
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
1 P Programmed auto is selected automatically when Electronic (Hi) is
selected for Continuous.
2 Not available when Electronic (Hi) is selected for Continuous.
3 VR lenses only.
4 Not available if a frame rate of 10 fps is chosen when Electronic (Hi) is
selected for Continuous.
5 Available only when built-in flash unit is raised.
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❚❚ Movie Mode/Motion Snapshot Mode
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Shooting menu
7
Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Continuous
Frame rate
Movie settings
Metering
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
High ISO noise reduction
Fade in/fade out
Movie sound options
Interval timer shooting
Vibration reduction 3
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Built-in AF assist
Flash compensation
h
—
—
—
—
z1
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
z1
z1
z1
—
z1
—
—
—
—
—
Movie mode
P S A
— — —
— — —
— — —
z2 z2 z2
z1 z1 z1
z1 z1 z1
z z z
z z z
z z z
— — —
— — —
— — —
z z z
z1 z1 z1
z1 z1 z1
— — —
z z z
z z z
z1 z1 z1
z1 z1 z1
— — —
— — —
M
—
—
—
z2
z1
z1
z
z
z
—
—
—
z
z1
z1
—
z
z
z1
z1
—
—
Motion Snapshot mode
h P S A M
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— z z z z
— z z z z
— z z z z
— z z z z
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
z z z z z
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
z z z z z
— — — — —
— z z z z
— z z z z
z z z z z
— — — — —
Other settings
Movie mode
Exposure mode
h P S A
Focus area selection
— z1 z1 z1
Flexible program
— — — —
Autoexposure Lock
— z z z
Focus lock
— z z z
Self-timer
z1 z z z
Exposure compensation — z z z
Flash mode
— — — —
Movie mode
z1 z z z
Theme
— — — —
M
z1
—
—
z
z
—
—
z
—
Motion Snapshot mode
h P S A M
— z z z z
— — — — —
— z z z —
— z z z z
— — — — —
— z z z —
— — — — —
— — — — —
z z z z z
1 HD movie selected in movie mode.
2 Slow motion selected in movie mode.
3 VR lenses only.
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tMore on Photography
Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes
The self-timer and optional ML-L3 remote control (0 48) can be
used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. The following
options are available:
Self-timer and remote control off. The shutter is
released when the camera shutter-release button is
pressed.
c 10 s
The shutter is released 2, 5, or 10 seconds after the
shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
b 5s
Choose 2 s to reduce camera shake, 5 s or 10 s for
a 2s
self-portraits.
The shutter is released 2 s after the shutter-release
Delayed
button on the optional ML-L3 remote control is
"
remote
pressed.
Quick-response The shutter is released when the shutter-release but#
remote
ton on the optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed.
Off
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A Before Using the Remote Control
Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet.
1 Mount the camera on a tripod.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
2 Display self-timer options.
Press 4 (E) to display self-timer
options.
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3 Select the desired option.
Use the multi selector to highlight the
desired option and press J.
4 Frame the photograph and shoot.
Self-timer mode: Press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus, and
then press the button the rest of the
way down. The self-timer lamp will
start to blink and a beep will begin to
sound. Two seconds before the photo
is taken, the lamp will stop blinking
and the beeping will become more
rapid.
Remote control mode: Aim the ML-L3 at
the infrared receiver on the camera
(0 2) and press the ML-L3 shutterrelease button (stand at a distance of
5 m/16 ft or less). In delayed remote
mode, the self-timer lamp will light for
about two seconds before the shutter is released. In quickresponse remote mode, the self-timer lamp will flash after the
shutter has been released.
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Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released. Turning the camera off
cancels self-timer and remote control modes. Remote control
modes are cancelled automatically if no operations are performed
for about five minutes after the mode is selected in Step 3.
A Movie Mode
In self-timer mode, start and stop the timer by pressing the movierecord button instead of the shutter-release button. In remote control
mode, the ML-L3 shutter-release button functions as the movie-record
button.
A Using the Built-in Flash
Slide the flash pop-up control to raise the flash before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised while the self-timer or
delayed-remote timer is counting down.
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In remote control mode, the flash starts charging while the camera is
waiting for the signal from the remote. The camera will only respond to
the shutter-release button on the remote control when the flash is
charged. If red-eye reduction (0 39) is used in quick-response remote
mode, the shutter will be released about one second after the red-eye
reduction lamp lights. In delayed remote mode, there will be about a
two second delay after the shutter-release button on the remote control is pressed; the red-eye reduction lamp will then light for about one
second before the shutter is released.
A Tripod Mounting Spacer
Use an optional TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer to prevent larger
lenses coming into contact with the tripod head when the camera is
mounted on a tripod (0 49).
A See Also
See page 46 for options controlling how long the camera will wait for a
signal from the remote and the beep that sounds when the self-timer
or remote control is used.
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The Built-in Flash
To use the flash, raise it by sliding the
flash pop-up control and then choose a
flash mode as described on the following
page. Charging begins when the flash is
raised; once charging is complete, a flashready indicator (I) will be displayed
when the shutter-release button is Flash pop-up control
pressed halfway.
N
Fill flash
NY Red-eye reduction
NYp
Red-eye reduction +
slow sync
Np Fill flash + slow sync
Nr
Rear curtain +
slow sync
Nq Rear-curtain sync
The flash fires with every photograph
taken. Use when the subject is poorly lit or
with back-lit subjects to “fill in” (illuminate)
shadows.
The red-eye reduction lamp lights before
the flash fires, reducing “red-eye” caused
by light reflecting from your subject's retinas.
Combines red-eye reduction with slow
shutter speeds to capture background
details at night or under low light. Use for
portraits taken against a backdrop of night
scenery.
Combines fill flash with slow shutter
speeds to capture details of poorly-lit
backgrounds.
Combines rear-curtain sync (see below)
with slow shutter speeds to capture
poorly-lit background details.
While in other modes the flash fires as the
shutter opens, in rear-curtain sync the
flash fires just before the shutter closes,
creating streams of light that appear to follow moving light sources.
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Choosing a Flash Mode
1 Display the flash mode options.
Press the multi selector down to display a list of flash modes. The modes
available depend on the exposure
mode (0 44).
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40
N
NY
h
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
N
NY
Nq
S, M
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
Rear-curtain sync
2 Select a flash mode.
P, A
Fill flash
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction +
NYp
slow sync
Np Slow sync
Nr Rear curtain + slow sync
N
NY
Use the multi selector to highlight a
flash mode (0 39) and press J to
select.
A Lowering the Built-in Flash
To save power when the flash is not in use,
press it gently downward until the latch
clicks into place. Do not use force. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.
A Using the Built-in Flash
The built-in flash can be used in still image mode only. If the flash is
fired multiple times in quick succession, the flash and shutter may be
temporarily disabled to protect the flash. Shooting can be resumed
after a brief pause.
Objects close to the camera may be overexposed in photographs taken
with the flash at high ISO sensitivities.
To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods and shoot at ranges of at least
0.6 m (2 ft). Some lenses may cause vignetting at greater distances or
obstruct the red-eye reduction lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction; for more information, visit a Nikon website. The following illustrations show the effect of vignetting caused by shadows cast by the lens
when the built-in flash is used.
Shadow
t
Shadow
A See Also
For information on adjusting the flash level, see “Flash Compensation”
(0 45).
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UUsing the Menus
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. To view the menus, press the
G button.
G button
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
K Playback menu (0 44)
B Setup menu (0 46)
C y 1 z Shooting menu (0 44)
Menu options
Options in current menu.
U
Slider shows position in current
menu.
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❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector to navigate the
menus.
Multi selector
1 Press 1 or 3 to select the tab then press 2 to display menu
items.
2 Highlight menu item and press 2 to display options.
U
3 Highlight desired option and press J to select.
Note: The items listed may vary with camera settings. Items displayed in gray are not currently available (0 32).
To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (0 9).
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❚❚ Playback Menu Options
Delete
Slide show
Rotate tall
DPOF print order
Protect
Rating
D-Lighting
Resize
Crop
Edit movie
Delete multiple images.
View movies and photos in a slide show.
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for display
during playback.
Create digital “print orders”.
Protect pictures from accidental deletion.
Rate pictures.
Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating a
retouched copy that is saved separately from the
unmodified original.
Create small copies of selected pictures.
Create cropped copies of selected pictures.
Create copies of movies from which unwanted footage
has been trimmed.
❚❚ Shooting Menu Options
U
Reset shooting
options
Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Continuous
Frame rate
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Reset shooting options to default values.
Choose how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture.
Choose a file format and compression ratio.
Choose a size for new photos.
Take photos one at a time or in a burst.
Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies (0 24).
Movie settings
Metering
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
High ISO noise
reduction
Fade in/fade out
Movie sound
options
Interval timer
shooting
Vibration reduction
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Built-in AF assist
Flash
compensation
Choose HD movie frame size and frame rate (0 21).
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Adjust settings for different types of lighting.
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light.
Choose how the camera processes pictures.
Create custom Picture Controls.
Choose a color space for new pictures.
Avoid loss of detail in highlights and shadows.
Reduce noise in long time-exposures.
Reduce noise at high ISO sensitivities.
Shoot HD movies with fade in/fade out effects.
Choose sound recording options.
Take photos at a pre-selected interval.
Adjust settings for lenses with vibration reduction.
Choose how the camera focuses.
Choose how the focus area is selected.
Turn face-priority AF on or off.
Control the built-in AF-assist illuminator.
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Control flash output.
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❚❚ Setup Menu Options
Reset setup menu options to default values.
Format the memory card.
Allow the shutter to be released when no memory
Slot empty release lock
card is inserted in the camera.
Welcome screen
Display a welcome message at startup.
Monitor brightness
Adjust monitor brightness.
Grid display
Display a framing grid.
Sound settings
Choose the sounds made during shooting.
Auto power off
Choose the auto power off delay.
Choose how long the camera waits for a signal
Remote on duration
from a remote control.
Assign AE/AF-L button Choose the role played by the 1 (A) button.
Choose whether exposure locks when the shutterShutter button AE lock
release button is pressed halfway.
Choose whether remote controls for HDMI-CEC
HDMI device control
devices to which the camera is connected can be
used to operate the camera.
Flicker reduction
Reduce flicker or banding.
Reset file numbering
Reset file numbering.
Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
Language
Choose a language for the camera displays.
Auto image rotation
Record camera orientation with pictures.
Check and optimize the camera image sensor and
Pixel mapping
image processors.
Firmware version
Display the current firmware version.
Reset setup options
Format memory card
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nTechnical Notes
Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories,
cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error message is displayed or you encounter problems using the camera.
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available
for your camera.
Lenses
Mount
Adapter
1 mount lenses
Mount Adapter FT1
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Power sources • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20 (0 71): Additional EN-EL20
batteries are available from local retailers and Nikonauthorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-27 (0 71): Recharge EN-EL20 batteries.
• Power Connector EP-5C, AC Adapter EH-5b: These accessories can
be used to power the camera for extended periods
(EH-5a and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). An EP-5C
power connector is required to connect the camera to
the EH-5b, EH-5a, or EH-5; see page 51 for details.
Remote
Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (0 36): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
controls
CR2025 battery.
Software
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Pressing the battery-chamber latch to the right (q), insert
a fingernail into the gap and open the battery chamber
(w). Ensure that the battery is in the correct orientation
(r).
Capture NX 2: A complete photo editing package offering
such features as white balance adjustment and color control points.
Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software; see the websites listed on page ii for the latest information on supported
operating systems. At default settings, Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates to Capture NX 2 and
other Nikon software and firmware while you are logged in
to an account on the computer and the computer is connected to the Internet. A message is automatically displayed
when an update is found.
Body caps
Tripod
adapters
Body Cap BF-N1000: The body cap keeps the dust shield free
of dust when a lens is not in place.
Tripod Adapter TA-N100: Prevents large lenses from coming
into contact with the tripod head when the camera is
mounted on a tripod.
Attaching the TA-N100
1 Attach the TA-N100 to the camera.
After turning the camera off, insert the TA-N100 in the
camera tripod mount (q) and, keeping the projection on
the TA-N100 aligned with the front of the camera, rotate
the screw in the direction shown (w) to fasten the
TA-N100 in place.
2 Attach a tripod.
Attach a tripod (available separately from third-party
suppliers) to the TA-N100 (e). Hold the camera while fastening the tripod to ensure that the tripod is securely
attached.
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Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use in
the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly
when cards with slower write speeds are used.
SD cards
SanDisk
Toshiba
2 GB 1
Panasonic
Lexar Media
Platinum II
—
Professional
Full-HD Video
SDHC cards 2
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
SDXC cards 3
64 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
—
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used support 2 GB cards.
2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-1.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with
which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant.
The camera supports UHS-1.
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Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter
Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power connector and AC adapter.
1 Ready the camera.
Open the battery-chamber (q) and
power connector (w) covers.
2 Insert the EP-5C power connector.
Be sure to insert the connector in the
orientation shown, using the connector to keep the orange battery latch
pressed to one side. The latch locks
the connector in place when the connector is fully inserted.
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3 Close the battery-chamber cover.
Position the power connector cable so
that it passes through the power connector slot and close the batterychamber cover.
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4 Connect the AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC
adapter (e) and the EP-5C power cable to the DC socket (r).
A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is
powered by the AC adapter and power connector.
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System Requirements
The system requirements for the Short Movie Creator are:
Windows
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1), Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
OS
Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2), or Windows XP Home Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3). All installed programs run as
32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
1.5 GB or more with at least 128 MB of video RAM (2 GB or
RAM
more with at least 256 MB of video RAM recommended for creating HD
movies)
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or
Hard-disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1,024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Monitor
• Color: 32-bit color (True Color) or more
Other
DirectX 9 or later and OpenGL 1.4 or later
CPU
Mac OS
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Mac OS X version 10.5.8, 10.6.8, or 10.7.2
1 GB or more
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or
Hard-disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1,024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Monitor
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
CPU
OS
RAM
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If your system does not meet the above requirements, only
ViewNX 2 will be installed (0 54).
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See the websites listed on page ii for the latest information on supported operating systems.
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The system requirements for the ViewNX 2 are:
Windows
• Photos/JPEG movies: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core
series, 1.6 GHz or better
CPU
• H.264 movies (playback): 3.0 GHz or better Pentium D
• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo
Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home
Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1),
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
OS
Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2), or Windows XP Home
Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3). All installed programs
run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of
Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
• Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recomRAM
mended)
• Windows XP: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB
Hard-disk space
or more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024
Monitor
pixels (SXGA) or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
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Mac OS
• Photos/JPEG movies: PowerPC G4 (1 GHz or better), G5,
Intel Core, or Xeon series
CPU
• H.264 movies (playback): PowerPC G5 Dual or Core Duo,
2 GHz or better
• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo
OS
Mac OS X version 10.5.8, 10.6.8, or 10.7.2
RAM
512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB
Hard-disk space
or more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024
Monitor
pixels (SXGA) or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
A Motion Snapshots
ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots on a computer.
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Storage and Cleaning
Storage
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove
the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover
in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry,
well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F) or below –10 °C
(14 °F)
Cleaning
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened in
Camera body
distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or other
foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage not covered under warranty.
Lenses are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint with a
blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to
Lens
prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and
other stains, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft
cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a soft
Monitor
cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as this
could result in damage or malfunction.
The dust shield is easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
Dust shield
with a blower.
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Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
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Do not drop: The product may malfunc- Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do
tion if subjected to strong shocks or not leave the lens pointed at the sun
or other strong light source for an
vibration.
extended period. Intense light may
Keep dry: This product is not watercause the image sensor to deteriorate
p r o o f, a n d m a y m a l f u n c t i o n i f
or produce a white blur effect in phoimmersed in water or exposed to
tographs.
high levels of humidity. Rusting of
the internal mechanism can cause Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to
attach the body cap if the camera is
irreparable damage.
without a lens.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such as Do not touch the dust shield: The dust
those that occur when entering or shield covering the image sensor is
leaving a heated building on a cold easily damaged. Under no circumday, can cause condensation inside stances should you exert pressure on
the device. To prevent condensation, the shield or poke it with cleaning
place the device in a carrying case or tools. These actions could scratch or
plastic bag before exposing it to sud- otherwise damage the shield.
den changes in temperature.
Turn the product off before removing or disKeep away from strong magnetic fields: Do connecting the power source: Do not
not use or store this device in the unplug the product or remove the
vicinity of equipment that generates battery while the product is on or
strong electromagnetic radiation or while images are being recorded or
magnetic fields. Strong static charges deleted. Forcibly cutting power in
or the magnetic fields produced by these circumstances could result in
equipment such as radio transmitters loss of data or in damage to product
could interfere with the displays, memory or internal circuitry. To predamage data stored on the memory vent an accidental interruption of
card, or affect the product’s internal power, avoid carrying the product
from one location to another while
circuitry.
the AC adapter is connected.
Cleaning: When cleaning the camera
body, use a blower to gently remove
dust and lint, then wipe gently with a
soft, dry cloth. After using the camera
at the beach or seaside, wipe off any
sand or salt using a cloth lightly
dampened in pure water and then
dry the camera thoroughly.
Notes on the monitor: The monitor is
constructed with extremely high precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are
effective, with no more than 0.01%
being missing or defective. Hence
while these displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue,
or green) or always off (black), this is
not a malfunction and has no effect
Lenses are easily damaged. Dust and
on images recorded with the device.
lint should be gently removed with a
blower. When using an aerosol Images in the monitor may be diffiblower, keep the can vertical to pre- cult to see in a bright light.
vent discharge of liquid. To remove
Do not apply pressure to the display,
fingerprints and other stains, apply a
as this could cause damage or malsmall amount of lens cleaner to a soft
function. Dust or lint on the displays
cloth and wipe the lens carefully.
can be removed with a blower. Stains
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, can be removed by wiping lightly
store the camera in a dry, well-venti- with a soft cloth or chamois leather.
lated area. If you are using an AC Should the monitor break, care
adapter, unplug the adapter to pre- should be taken to avoid injury from
vent fire. If the product will not be broken glass and to prevent liquid
used for an extended period, remove crystal from the display touching the
the battery to prevent leakage and skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
store the camera in a plastic bag conMoiré: Moiré is an interference pattern
taining a desiccant. Do not, however,
created by the interaction of an
store the camera case in a plastic bag,
image containing a regular, repeating
as this may cause the material to
grid, such as the pattern of weave in
deteriorate. Note that desiccant gradcloth or windows in a building, with
ually loses its capacity to absorb
the camera image sensor grid. In
moisture and should be replaced at
some cases, it may appear in the form
regular intervals.
of lines. If you notice moiré in your
To prevent mold or mildew, take the photographs, try changing the discamera out of storage at least once a tance to the subject, zooming in and
month. Turn the camera on and out, or changing the angle between
release the shutter a few times before the subject and the camera.
putting it away.
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Store the battery in a cool, dry place.
Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
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Lines: Noise in the form of lines may in • The internal temperature of the batrare cases appear in pictures of tery may rise while the battery is in
extremely bright or backlit subjects.
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature
Batteries: Bat ter ies m ay l eak or
is elevated will impair battery perexplode if improperly handled.
formance, and the battery may not
Observe the following precautions
charge or charge only partially. Wait
when handling batteries:
for the battery to cool before charg• Use only batteries approved for use
ing.
in this equipment.
• Continuing to charge the battery
• Do not expose the battery to flame
after it is fully charged can impair
or excessive heat.
battery performance.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• A marked drop in the time a fully
• Turn the product off before replaccharged battery retains its charge
ing the battery.
when used at room temperature
• Remove the battery from the camindicates that it requires replaceera or charger when not in use and
ment. Purchase a new EN-EL20 batreplace the terminal cover. These
tery.
devices draw minute amounts of
• Charge the battery before use.
charge even when off and could
Wh en tak i ng photographs on
draw the battery down to the point
important occasions, ready a spare
that it will no longer function. If the
EN-EL20 battery and keep it fully
battery will not be used for some
charged. Depending on your locatime, insert it in the camera and run
tion, it may be difficult to purchase
it flat before removing it and storing
replacement batteries on short
it in a location with an ambient temnotice. Note that on cold days, the
perature of 15 to 25 °C (59 to 77 °F;
capacit y of batteries tends to
avoid hot or extremely cold locadecrease. Be sure the battery is fully
tions). Repeat this process at least
charged before taking photographs
once every six months.
outside in cold weather. Keep a
• Turning the camera on and off
spare battery in a warm place and
repeatedly when the battery is fully
exchange the two as necessary.
discharged will shorten battery life.
Once warmed, a cold battery may
Batteries that have been fully disrecover some of its charge.
charged must be charged before
• Used batteries are a valuable
use.
resource; recycle in accord with local
regulations.
• Do not use the battery at ambient
temperatures below 0 °C/32 °F or
a b o v e 4 0 ° C / 1 0 4 ° F; f a i l u r e t o
observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance. Capacity may be reduced
and charging times may increase at
battery temperatures from 0°C/32°F
to 10°C/50°F and from 45°C/113°F
to 60°C/140°F; the battery will not
charge if its temperature is below
0°C/32°F or above 60°C/140°F.
The battery charger: Charge the battery
at ambient temperatures between
5°C/41°F and 35°C/95°F. If the CHARGE
lamp flickers during charging, cease
use immediately and take battery
and charger to your retailer or a
Nikon-authorized service representative.
Do not move the charger or touch the
battery during charging. Failure to
observe this precaution could in very
rare instances result in the charger
showing that charging is complete
when the battery is only partially
charged. Remove and reinsert the
battery to begin charging again.
Memory Cards
• The camera stores pictures on
Secure Digital (SD), SDHC, and SDXC
memory cards (available separately;
0 50).
• Memory cards may be hot after use.
Observe due caution when removing memory cards from the camera.
• Do not remove memory cards from
the camera, turn the camera off, or
remove or disconnect the power
source during formatting or while
data are being recorded, deleted, or
copied to a computer. Failure to
observe these precautions could
result in loss of data or in damage to
the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals
with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to
strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high
levels of humidity, or direct sunlight.
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D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses or optional flash
units, should be included when the camera is inspected or serviced.
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
Display
The monitor is off:
• The camera is off or the battery is exhausted.
• The monitor has turned off automatically to save power. The monitor
can be reactivated by operating buttons or the mode dial.
• The camera is connected to a computer or television.
The monitor turns off without warning:
• The battery is low.
• The monitor has turned off automatically to save power. The monitor
can be reactivated by operating buttons or the mode dial.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high. Wait for the camera to cool
before turning it on again.
Indicators are not displayed: Press the $ button (0 6).
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Shooting (All Exposure Modes)
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The camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or format the memory card.
The shutter-release is disabled:
• The battery is exhausted.
• The memory card is locked or full.
• The flash is charging.
• The camera is not in focus.
• You are currently filming a slow motion movie.
Continuous is selected in still image mode but only one picture is taken when the
shutter-release button is pressed: Continuous shooting is not available if the
flash is raised in Continuous mode (0 12). Pictures can be taken in continuous mode if Electronic (Hi) is selected, but the flash will not fire.
No photo taken when remote control shutter-release button is pressed:
• Replace battery in remote control.
• Choose a remote control mode.
• The remote control standby timer has expired (0 46).
• The remote is not pointed at the camera or the infrared receiver is not
visible.
• The remote is too far from the camera (0 37).
• Bright light is interfering with remote.
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements or the
dust shield (0 55).
Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the displays: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 46).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes (0 32).
Movies
Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in still image, Smart Photo Selector, or Motion Snapshot mode.
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 45).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 24) or Motion
Snapshots (0 28).
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Playback
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 44).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 46).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken.
• Photo is displayed in image review.
Cannot hear movie sound:
• Press W up to raise the volume. If the camera is connected to a television, use the controls for the TV to adjust the volume.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 24) or Motion
Snapshots (0 30).
Cannot delete images:
• Remove protection from the files before deletion.
• The memory card is locked.
Miscellaneous
The camera is unresponsive: In extremely rare instances, the display may not
respond as expected 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, taking care to avoid
burns, and turn the camera on again, or, if you are using an AC adapter
(available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter and turn
the camera on again. If the problem persists after the battery has been
removed and replaced, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service
representative.
The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock.
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings (0 32) or when a memory card is inserted (0 43).
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Message
Rotate the zoom ring to
extend the lens.
Check lens. Pictures can
only be taken when a lens
is attached.
Start-up error. Turn the
camera off and then on
again.
The clock has been reset.
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Solution
A lens with a retractable lens barrel button is
attached with the lens barrel retracted. Press
the retractable lens barrel button and rotate
the zoom ring to extend the lens.
Attach a lens.
Turn the camera off, remove and replace the
battery, and then turn the camera on.
Set the camera clock.
Turn the camera off and confirm that the
No memory card.
card is correctly inserted.
• Use an approved card (0 50).
This memory card cannot
• Format the card (0 5). If the problem perbe used. Card may be
sists, the card may be damaged. Contact a
damaged; insert a
Nikon-authorized service representative.
different card.
• Insert a new memory card.
This memory card is not
Select Yes to format the card, or turn the
formatted. Format the
camera off and insert another memory card.
memory card?
Memory card is locked
Turn the camera off and slide the card write(write protected).
protect switch to the “write” position.
• You may be able to record additional
images if you reduce image quality or size.
Memory card is full.
• Delete unwanted images.
• Insert another memory card.
Message
Solution
If the current folder is numbered 999 and
contains either 999 photographs or a photograph numbered 9999, the shutter-release
Cannot create additional button will be disabled and no further phofolders on memory card. tographs can be taken. Choose Yes for Reset
file numbering (0 46) and then either format the current memory card (0 5) or insert
a new memory card.
The movie-record button The movie-record button can not be used in
can not be used in this
Smart Photo Selector, still image, or Motion
mode.
Snapshot mode.
Stills can not be taken
The shutter-release button can not be used
when slow motion is
to take photographs while a slow-motion
movie is being recorded (0 23).
selected.
• Lower ISO sensitivity.
Hi
• Choose a faster shutter speed or smaller
aperture (higher f-number).
• Raise ISO sensitivity.
• Use the built-in flash.
Lo
• Choose a slower shutter speed or larger
aperture (lower f-number).
The camera’s internal
temperature is high. The Wait for the camera to cool.
camera will now turn off.
Memory card contains no To view pictures, insert a memory card conimages.
taining images.
Cannot display this file. The file has been created or modified on a
computer or different make of camera, or is
Cannot select this file.
corrupt.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 J1 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Image sensor
Storage
Image size (pixels)
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Digital camera with interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format
equivalent); Nikon CX format
10.1 million
13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes,
aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 3,872 × 2,592
• 2,896 × 1,944
• 1,936 × 1,296
Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 3,840 × 2,160 (1080/60i) • 1,920 × 1,080 (1080/30p)
• 1,280 × 720 (720/60p)
Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 3,840 × 2,160
File format
• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16)
compression
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in
both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format
for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modes
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Remote control modes
Exposure
Metering
Metering method
C still image (3 : 2), y Smart Photo Selector
(3 : 2), 1 movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3),
z Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
Electronic shutter
/
s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires
optional ML-L3 remote control)
Synchronizes with shutter at X= 1/60 s or slower
1 16,000 –30
• Single frame, continuous, Electronic (Hi)
• Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response
remote, interval timer shooting
• Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
• Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual
focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and
other settings at default values)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Mode
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutterpriority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual;
scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with A
(AE-L/AF-L) button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100–3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to
(Recommended Exposure approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO
Index)
3200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–3200,
100–800, 100–400) available
Active D-Lighting
On, off
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Focus
Autofocus
Lens servo
AF-area mode
Focus area
Focus lock
Face-priority AF
Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number (GN)
Control
Mode
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Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
White balance
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
• Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF
(AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73
areas support phase-detection AF
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A (AEL/AF-L) button
On, off
Raised by sliding flash pop-up control
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync
with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear
curtain with slow sync
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight,
flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except
preset manual with fine tuning
Movie
Metering
Metering method
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Frame size (pixels)/
HD movies
recording rate
• 1,920 × 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
• 1,920 × 1,080/30p (29.97 fps)
• 1,280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
Slow-motion movies
• 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 × 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshot
1,920 × 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
* Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Monitor
7.5 cm/3-in., approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with
brightness adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
playback, slide show, histogram display, auto
image rotation, and rating option
Interface
USB
HDMI output
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Hi-Speed USB
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
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Supported languages
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
Tripod socket
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional),
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French,
German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
/
(ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 106.0 × 61.0 × 29.8 mm/
4.2 × 2.4 × 1.2 in., excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 277 g/9.8 oz with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 234 g/8.3 oz
(camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0–40 °C/+32–104 °F
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
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1 4-in.
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and
software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice.
Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes
that this manual may contain.
MH-27 battery charger
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A
DC 8.4 V/0.6 A
Nikon EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Approx. 2 hours at an ambient temperature of
25 °C/77 °F when no charge remains
Operating temperature 0–40 °C/+32–104 °F
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 67.0 × 28.0 × 94.0 mm/2.6 × 1.1 × 3.7 in.,
excluding plug adapter
Weight
Approx. 83 g/2.9 oz, excluding plug adapter
EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.2 V, 1,020 mAh
Operating temperature 0–40 °C/+32–104 °F
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm/1.2 × 2.0 × 0.6 in.
Weight
Approx. 41 g/1.4 oz, excluding terminal cover
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1 NIKKOR VR 10–30 mm f/3.5–5.6
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
10–30 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view
77°–29° 40′
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance 0.2 m/0.7 ft from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 10 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 30 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 42 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight
Approx. 115 g/4.1 oz
Specifications subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
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Trademark Information
Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows
Vista are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The PictBridge logo is a
trademark. The SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
HDMI, the
logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trade
names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with
your Nikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
Battery Life
The number of shots that can be taken with fully-charged batteries varies with the condition of the battery, temperature, the
interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed. Sample figures for EN-EL20 (1020 mAh) batteries are
given below.
• Still images: Approximately 230
• Movies: Approximately 70 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
Values for still images measured at 25 °C/77 °F with a fullycharged EN-EL20 battery, a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6
lens, and a 16 GB Toshiba R95 W80MB/s UHS-I SDHC card
according to the CIPA standard under the following test conditions: NORMAL-quality photographs taken at intervals of 30 s
with the flash fired with every other shot and the camera
turned off and then on after every ten shots.
The following can reduce battery life:
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
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To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL20 batteries:
• Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce
battery performance.
• Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose
their charge if left unused.
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Index
Symbols
n
C (Still image mode) ......................... 7
y (Smart Photo Selector mode) . 16
1 (Movie mode) ................................ 21
z (Motion Snapshot mode) .......... 28
h (Scene auto selector) .................. 7
c (Portrait) ........................................... 7
d (Landscape) ..................................... 7
e (Close up) ......................................... 7
f (Night portrait) .............................. 7
Z (Auto) ................................................ 7
G (menu) button ........................ 42
K (playback) button .......... 14, 19, 31
O (delete) button ......... 15, 20, 27, 31
$ (display) button ........................ 6
& (feature) button .............. 12, 23, 30
J (OK) button ..................3, 19, 26, 31
E (self-timer) ...................................... 36
W (playback zoom/thumbnail)
control .......................................... 14, 26
" (delayed remote) ....................... 36
# (quick response remote) ............. 36
8 (single frame) ................................ 12
s (continuous) .................................. 12
r (electronic (Hi)) ......................... 12
Y (red-eye reduction) .................... 39
p (slow sync) .................................... 39
q (rear curtain sync) ....................... 39
N (flash-ready indicator) ................. 39
A
AC adapter .................................... 48, 51
Accessories .......................................... 47
Auto power off ................................... 11
Automatic scene selection .............. 7
Available settings .............................. 32
B
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Background track .............................. 31
Battery ........................................5, 48, 71
Best shot ....................................... 16, 19
Body cap ..........................................2, 49
Buffering ....................................... 17, 29
Built-in Flash ....................................... 39
C
Capture NX 2 ...................................... 48
Continuous ......................................... 12
D
Delayed remote ................................. 36
Delete ............................... 15, 20, 27, 31
Detailed display ............................... 4, 6
Detailed photo information .............6
Dust shield ......................................2, 55
E
Electronic (Hi) ..................................... 12
F
Face-priority AF ................................. 10
Fill flash ................................................. 39
Flash ....................................................... 39
Flash mode .......................................... 40
Flash-ready indicator ....................... 39
Flicker reduction ............................... 23
Focus area ...............................................9
Format .....................................................5
Format memory card ..........................5
Full-frame playback ............ 14, 19, 31
G
Grid display ............................................6
H
HD Movies .................................... 21, 23
I
Infrared receiver ............................2, 37
L
Landscape ..............................................7
Lens ...................................10, 11, 47, 72
M
Memory buffer ..................................... 9
Memory card .................................. 5, 50
Microphone .........................................22
Mode dial ............................................... 3
Monitor ...............................................4, 6
Motion Snapshot mode ..................28
Movie mode ........................................21
Movie type ...........................................23
Movie-record button ................22, 25
Movies ...................................................21
Multi selector ................................. 3, 43
Short Movie Creator ......................... 53
Shutter-release button .........9, 17, 29
Simplified display .................................6
Slow motion ........................................ 24
Slow sync ............................................. 39
Smart Photo Selector mode .......... 16
Software ........................................ 48, 53
Still image mode ..................................7
System requirements ...................... 53
T
Temperature warnings ......................ix
Theme ................................................... 30
Tripod mounting spacer .......... 38, 49
N
V
Night portrait ........................................ 7
ViewNX 2 .............................................. 54
Volume .................................................. 26
P
Playback ...........................14, 19, 26, 31
Playback menu ...................................44
Portrait .................................................... 7
Power connector ........................48, 51
Power switch ......................................... 5
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ..................................... 9
Press the shutter-release button
halfway .................................... 9, 17, 29
Z
Zoom ring ............................................ 11
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Q
Quick response remote ...................36
R
Rear-curtain sync ...............................39
Red-eye reduction ............................39
Remote control ...........................36, 48
Retractable lens barrel button .....10
S
Scene auto selector ............................ 7
SD card ............................................. 5, 50
Self-timer ..............................................36
Setup menu .........................................46
Shooting menu ..................................44
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