Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (complete instructions)

Nikon Nikon 1 AW1 Reference Manual (complete instructions)
DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
En
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon digital camera. To get
the most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all
who use the product.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
D use to prevent damage to the camera.
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
A using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
The 1, 3, 4, and 2 symbols represent up, down, left, and right on the
multi selector.
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions
and other precautions on pages xi to xxiii.
Getting the Most from Your Camera
0
ii
Table of Contents
0
iv
s Introduction
z Taking and Viewing Photographs
P Underwater Photography
y Recording and Viewing Movies
R Other Shooting Modes
t More on Photography
O Location Data and Other Indicators
I More on Playback
Q Connections
o The Playback Menu
i The Shooting Menu
( The Movie Menu
) The Image Processing Menu
g The Setup Menu
n Technical Notes
0
1
0 28
0 50
0 66
0 76
0 87
0 101
0 115
0 126
0 143
0 153
0 174
0 177
0 191
0 201
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
Take photos with the shutter-release button.
Photos can be taken in any
mode by pressing the shutterrelease button. See page 10 for
more information.
Shutter-release button
Shoot movies with the movie-record button.
Movies can be recorded by
pressing the movie-record button in auto (0 28), creative
(0 37), and advanced movie
(0 66) modes.
Movie-record button
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Shoot underwater.
Attach a special-purpose waterproof lens to take pictures at
depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for as long as 60 minutes at a time.
See page 50 for more information. The camera offers the following features that may come in handy during underwater
photography:
• Compensate for the blue cast in pictures taken under water (0 54).
• Distortion control for underwater
photographs and movies (0 56).
• A built-in flash that can be used for
additional lighting under water
(0 56).
Access altitude, depth, heading, virtual horizon, location data
(GPS/GLONASS), and log options.
When shooting in locations with a clear view of the sky, you
can:
• Access a variety of information, including a virtual horizon
and your heading and altitude or depth (0 101).
• Record location data (0 104).
• Log your location or depth (0 110).
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Table of Contents
Getting the Most from Your Camera ......................................... ii
For Your Safety.............................................................................. xi
Shock-, Water-, and Dust-Proofing .........................................xiv
Shock-Proofing .................................................................................... xiv
Water- and Dust-Proofing................................................................ xiv
Important: Waterproof Lenses ..................................................xv
Precautions: Shock-Proofing............................................................ xv
Precautions: Water- and Dust-Proofing ....................................... xv
Operating Environment...................................................................xvii
Important: Location Data (GPS/GLONASS) ..........................xviii
Notices..........................................................................................xix
Introduction
1
Before You Begin ...........................................................................1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
First Steps......................................................................................14
Taking and Viewing Photographs
28
Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode) .........................28
Viewing Photographs .........................................................................31
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................32
Live Image Control...............................................................................35
Choosing a Creative Mode.........................................................37
Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation.....38
Underwater (4 (5, 6))..............................................................38
Night landscape (j) ....................................................................38
Night portrait (o)..........................................................................39
Backlighting (m)............................................................................39
Easy panorama (p)......................................................................39
Soft (q) ..............................................................................................39
Miniature effect (r).....................................................................39
Selective color (s)........................................................................39
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Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes........................................... 40
Backlighting........................................................................................... 46
Easy Panorama...................................................................................... 47
Underwater Photography
50
Important: Precautions............................................................... 50
Before Using the Camera Underwater .................................... 51
The Final Check .................................................................................... 53
Taking Pictures Underwater ..................................................... 54
Tips and Tricks for Underwater Photography ....................... 56
Auto Distortion Control..................................................................... 56
The Built-in Flash.................................................................................. 56
The Depth Gauge ................................................................................ 57
After Using the Camera Underwater....................................... 60
The O-Ring ............................................................................................. 62
Recording and Viewing Movies
66
Recording HD Movies................................................................. 67
Taking Photographs During HD Movie Recording.................. 69
Viewing Movies .................................................................................... 70
Deleting Movies ................................................................................... 71
Recording Slow-Motion Movies ............................................... 72
Other Shooting Modes
76
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture) ...............76
Choosing Your Moment (Slow View)............................................ 76
Letting the Camera Choose the Moment (Smart Photo
Selector).............................................................................................. 78
z Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes (Motion
Snapshot Mode).....................................................................83
Viewing Motion Snapshots .............................................................. 86
Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 86
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More on Photography
87
Continuous Mode........................................................................87
Self-Timer Modes.........................................................................89
Exposure Compensation............................................................90
The Built-in Flash .........................................................................92
The C (Action) Button................................................................96
Shooting: Choosing a Shooting Mode .........................................96
Playback: Scrolling Through Pictures............................................97
Menus: Outdoor Display....................................................................98
The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter.......................................99
Location Data and Other Indicators
101
Altitude and Depth .................................................................. 103
Location Data ............................................................................ 104
Location Data Options .................................................................... 107
Track Logs .................................................................................. 110
Deleting Logs...................................................................................... 113
Calibrating the Electronic Compass...................................... 114
More on Playback
115
Photo Information.................................................................... 115
Thumbnail Playback ................................................................ 118
Calendar Playback.................................................................... 119
Playback Zoom.......................................................................... 120
Deleting Pictures ...................................................................... 121
Deleting the Current Picture......................................................... 121
The Playback Menu .......................................................................... 121
Rating Pictures .......................................................................... 122
Slide Shows................................................................................ 123
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Connections
126
Installing the Supplied Software............................................126
System Requirements ......................................................................128
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer......................130
Transferring Pictures ........................................................................130
Viewing Pictures.................................................................................132
Creating Short Movies .....................................................................134
Viewing Pictures on TV ............................................................136
High-Definition Devices ..................................................................136
Printing Photographs...............................................................138
Connecting the Printer ....................................................................138
Printing Pictures One at a Time ....................................................139
Printing Multiple Pictures ...............................................................140
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set.......................................142
The Playback Menu
143
Selecting Multiple Images..............................................................145
Image Review.............................................................................146
Rotate Tall...................................................................................146
Protect.........................................................................................146
Rating ..........................................................................................146
D-Lighting...................................................................................147
Resize...........................................................................................148
Crop .............................................................................................149
Face-Priority Zoom ...................................................................150
Edit Movie...................................................................................150
Change Theme...........................................................................152
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The Shooting Menu
153
Reset Shooting Options .......................................................... 155
Exposure Mode ......................................................................... 155
Image Quality............................................................................ 156
Image Size.................................................................................. 156
Number of Shots Saved........................................................... 159
Movie Before/After................................................................... 159
File Format................................................................................. 160
Metering..................................................................................... 160
Auto Distortion Control........................................................... 161
Color Space................................................................................ 162
Active D-Lighting...................................................................... 163
Long Exposure NR .................................................................... 164
Optical VR................................................................................... 164
Electronic VR.............................................................................. 165
Focus Mode................................................................................ 165
Manual Focus...................................................................................... 168
AF-Area Mode ........................................................................... 170
Focus Lock ........................................................................................... 171
Face-Priority .............................................................................. 172
Built-in AF Assist ....................................................................... 172
Flash Control ............................................................................. 173
Flash Compensation ................................................................ 173
The Movie Menu
174
Reset Movie Options................................................................ 175
Frame Rate................................................................................. 175
Movie Settings .......................................................................... 175
Movie Sound Options .............................................................. 176
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The Image Processing Menu
177
Reset Processing Options ........................................................178
White Balance ............................................................................178
Fine-Tuning White Balance............................................................179
Preset Manual .....................................................................................180
ISO Sensitivity ............................................................................183
Picture Control...........................................................................184
Modifying Picture Controls ............................................................184
Custom Picture Control............................................................188
Edit/Save...............................................................................................188
Load from/Save to Card ..................................................................189
High ISO Noise Reduction .......................................................190
The Setup Menu
191
Reset Setup Options .................................................................193
Format Memory Card ...............................................................193
Slot Empty Release Lock ..........................................................193
Display.........................................................................................194
Display Brightness.............................................................................194
High Contrast Display ......................................................................194
Grid Display..........................................................................................194
Sound Settings ..........................................................................194
Auto Power Off ..........................................................................195
Shutter Button AE Lock............................................................195
Control Lock ...............................................................................195
Altitude/Depth Options ...........................................................196
Altimeter/Depth Gauge ..................................................................196
Altitude/Depth Correction .............................................................196
Altitude/Depth Units........................................................................196
Flicker Reduction.......................................................................197
Reset File Numbering ...............................................................197
Time Zone and Date .................................................................198
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Language ................................................................................... 198
Auto Image Rotation................................................................ 199
Pixel Mapping ........................................................................... 200
Firmware Version ..................................................................... 200
Technical Notes
201
Optional Accessories ............................................................... 201
Non-Waterproof 1 NIKKOR Lenses.............................................. 203
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................... 206
Approved Eye-Fi Cards.................................................................... 207
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ..................... 208
Storage and Cleaning .............................................................. 210
Underwater Use................................................................................. 210
Storage.................................................................................................. 210
Cleaning................................................................................................ 210
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions ..................... 211
Available Settings..................................................................... 215
Defaults ...................................................................................... 219
Memory Card Capacity ............................................................ 220
Troubleshooting....................................................................... 223
Battery/Display................................................................................... 223
Shooting (All Modes) ....................................................................... 223
Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes) .................................................... 225
Movies ................................................................................................... 225
Playback................................................................................................ 225
Location Data ..................................................................................... 226
Miscellaneous..................................................................................... 227
Error Messages.......................................................................... 228
Specifications ............................................................................ 232
Nikon 1 AW1 Digital Camera......................................................... 232
Battery Life........................................................................................... 249
Index ........................................................................................... 250
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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 use in the presence of flammable
gas. Do not use electronic equipment
in the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
A Observe caution in the presence of water or
rain or when using the camera with wet
hands. The camera can be used underwater and safely handled with wet
hands only when the special-purpose
waterproof lens is attached and the
battery-chamber/memory card slot
and connector covers are closed. Do
not immerse in or expose to water or
handle with wet hands unless these
conditions are met. Failure to observe
these precautions could result in
damage to the product, fire, or electric shock.
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.
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A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to A Do not leave the product where it will be
observe this precaution could result
in injury. In addition, note that small
parts constitute a choking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of
this equipment, consult a physician
immediately.
A Before using the camera underwater,
remove straps intended exclusively for use
on land. The strap could become
wrapped around your throat, causing
suffocation or drowning.
A Do not place the strap around the neck of
an infant or child. Placing the camera
strap around the neck of an infant or
child could result in strangulation.
A Follow the instructions of airline and hospital personnel. This camera transmits
radio frequencies that could interfere
with medical equipment or aircraft
navigation. Disable the location data
and all track log functions and disconnect any wireless devices from
the camera before boarding an aircraft, and turn the camera off during
take off and landing. In medical facilities, follow staff instructions regarding the use of wireless devices and
satellite navigation systems.
A Do not remain in contact with the camera,
battery, 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.
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exposed to extremely high temperatures,
such as in an enclosed automobile or in
direct sunlight. Failure to observe this
precaution could cause damage or
fire.
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. The flash should be no
less than one meter (3 ft 4 in.) from
the subject. Particular care should
be observed when photographing
infants.
A Avoid contact with liquid crystal. Should
the display break, care should be
taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal
from the display touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
A Do not carry tripods with a lens or camera
attached. You could trip or accidentally strike others, resulting in injury.
A Observe proper precautions when handling A Observe proper precautions when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling batteries for use in
this product:
• Use only batteries approved for use
in this equipment.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery.
• Be sure the product is off before
replacing the battery. If you are
using an AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Do not attempt to insert the battery
upside down or backwards.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store the battery with
metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the 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.
the charger:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not 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.
A Use appropriate cables. When connecting cables to the input and output
jacks, use only the cables provided or
sold by Nikon for the purpose to
maintain compliance with product
regulations.
A CD-ROMs: CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not be
played back on audio CD equipment.
Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD
player could cause hearing loss or
damage the equipment.
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Shock-, Water-, and Dust-Proofing
The product conforms to the following standards:
Shock-Proofing
The camera, with the special-purpose waterproof lens attached, has passed
drop tests compliant 1 with MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock. 2 These inhouse tests do not constitute a blanket guarantee of invulnerability to damage or
destruction.
Water- and Dust-Proofing
With the special-purpose waterproof lens attached, the camera complies
with the JIS IP68 waterproofing standard, allowing it to be used at depths of
up to 15 m (49 ft) for as long as 60 minutes at a time. 3 This is not a blanket
guarantee that the product will be water- or dust-proof in all circumstances or
invulnerable to damage or destruction.
1 Using a test method derived from MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock, the
product is dropped from a height of 200 cm (6.6 ft) onto a plywood surface
5 cm (2 in.) thick. Exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested.
2 An American military test standard that involves dropping 5 samples at a
time from a height of 122 cm (4 ft) to test the effect of impact on a total of
26 surfaces (12 edges, 8 corners, and 6 faces), with the requirement that
the test be passed within a total of 5 samples (if a problem occurs during
the test, the test is repeated with 5 new samples, with the requirement
that the test be passed within a total of 5 samples).
3 This signifies that according to tests performed using Nikon methods, the
product can be used at the specified water pressure for the specified
period of time.
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Important: Waterproof Lenses
The product is not guaranteed shock-, water-, or
dust-proof if the special-purpose waterproof lens
is not attached. Before using this product, be sure
to read the following sections, together with the
instructions in “For Your Safety” (0 xi–xiii) and in
“Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions”
(0 211–214). Before using the product underwater, read the cautions in “Underwater Photography” (0 50–65).
Precautions: Shock-Proofing
Observe the following precautions when using
the camera with special-purpose waterproof
lenses:
• The product is not guaranteed shockproof if the
flash is raised.
• Do not intentionally subject the product to violent physical shocks, place it under heavy
objects, or attempt to force it into bags or other
spaces too small to contain it.
• Do not expose the product to depths greater than 15 m (49 ft) or to rapids,
waterfalls, or other water under high pressure.
• Damage due to user error is not covered under warranty.
Precautions: Water- and Dust-Proofing
Observe the following precautions when using the camera with special-purpose waterproof lenses:
• Apart from the special-purpose waterproof lens, the accessories supplied
with the camera are not waterproof. Special-purpose waterproof lenses are
themselves waterproof only when attached to the camera.
• The product is proof only against fresh water (such as pools, rivers, and
lakes) and seawater. Do not take into hot springs or baths.
• Do not expose to depths greater than 15 m
(49 ft) or to rapids, waterfalls, water flowing at
full force from a tap, or other water under high
pressure. Failure to observe these precautions
15 m
could expose the product to pressures high
enough to cause water entry.
• Do not leave immersed for more than 60 minutes at a time.
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• Internal parts will be damaged by water and dust. To prevent water entry, do
not remove the lens, open the connector or battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover, or operate the lens release button or the latches or security locks
on the connector and battery-chamber/memory card slot covers with wet
hands, when the camera is wet, or in locations exposed to spray, wind, sand
or dust. Ensure that memory cards and batteries are dry before insertion.
Should the product leak, cease use immediately, dry the camera and lens,
and consult a Nikon-authorized service representative.
• Water and other liquids on the lens O-ring seal or inside the connector and
battery-chamber/memory card slot covers should be removed immediately
with a soft, dry cloth. Other foreign matter should be removed from these
surfaces with a blower, taking care to remove any small particles from the
sides and corners of the watertight channels. Foreign matter on the camera
body can be removed with a soft, dry cloth. Do not use soap, cleansers, or
other chemicals, and be sure to remove suntan oil, sunblock, bath salts,
detergent, soap, organic solvents, oil, alcohol, and the like immediately.
• Do not leave the product for extended periods in locations that are exposed
to freezing temperatures or temperatures over 50 °C (122 °F), such as in
enclosed vehicles, on board boats, on the beach, in direct sunlight, or near
heating equipment. Failure to observe this precaution may make the product vulnerable to water entry.
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• The product is not guaranteed waterproof if struck, dropped, or otherwise
subjected to strong pressure or violent physical shocks or vibration. If the
product does suffer a fall or other physical shock, take it to Nikon-authorized
service personnel and have it tested to make sure that it is still waterproof.
Note that a fee will be charged for this service.
• Damage due to user error is not covered under warranty.
Operating Environment
The camera and special-purpose waterproof lenses have been tested and
approved for use at temperatures between –10 °C and +40 °C (+14 °F to
104 °F) on land and 0 °C and +40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) in water. Note the following precautions:
• Battery performance drops at low temperatures. Keep the camera warm, or
ready a spare battery and keep it in a warm location.
• At low temperatures, the monitor may not perform as expected immediately after the camera is turned on: for example, after-images may appear or
the monitor may seem darker than normal.
• In cold environments, remove any snow or rain immediately. Buttons,
switches, and other camera controls may become difficult to operate if
allowed to freeze, while sound quality may be affected if water is allowed to
accumulate in the holes in the microphone and speaker covers.
• Prolonged contact with cold metal can damage exposed skin. Wear gloves
when handling the camera for extended periods at low temperatures.
• Select a dry location when attaching or removing special-purpose waterproof lenses, and avoid leaving the camera with the body cap removed or
the battery-chamber/memory slot or connector cover open or the lens with
the rear cap removed in humid locations. Failure to observe these precautions could result in condensation forming inside the lens when the product
is taken into the water. Condensation may also form inside the lens, monitor,
or watertight channel if the product is exposed to rapid changes in temperature, such as occur when the product is taken into cold water from a hot
shore location, into a warm room from a cold exterior, or the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover is opened or closed or lenses are attached or
removed in a humid location. Such condensation will not cause malfunction
or other damage, and should dissipate if the product is first taken to a location with a stable temperature—free from heat, humidity, sand, and dust—
and then turned off and left with the battery and memory card removed
and the battery-chamber/memory card slot and connector covers open
until it has reached the ambient temperature. Consult Nikon-authorized service personnel should the condensation fail to dissipate.
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Important: Location Data (GPS/GLONASS)
Observe the following precautions when using the location data and track
log features:
• Track logs: While Yes is selected for Location data > Record location data in
the setup menu (0 104), location data will be recorded with all pictures
taken and the camera will continue to monitor location data even while off.
Radio waves produced by the device may affect medical equipment and aircraft navigation systems; in situations in which the use of satellite navigation devices is restricted or prohibited, such as in hospitals or aircraft, end
the current track log, select No for Record location data, and turn the camera off.
• Sharing location data: Note that addresses and other personal information may
be inferred from the location data stored in track logs or embedded in
images. Exercise caution when sharing images and track logs or when posting them to the Internet or other locations where they can be viewed by
third parties. See “Disposing of Data Storage Devices” (0 xxii) for information on erasing location data before disposing of the camera or memory
cards.
• Navigation: The position, altitude, depth, and other location data reported by
the device are approximations only and are not intended for surveying or
navigation. Be sure to take appropriate maps or other navigational devices
with you when using the product during such outdoor activities as boating,
diving, mountain climbing, or hiking.
• Restrictions on use: The location data function may not perform as expected in
some countries or regions, including (as of October, 2013) China and in the
vicinity of the Chinese border. Some countries prohibit unauthorized use of
satellite navigation and other location data devices; before travelling, check
with your travel agent or the embassy or tourism board of the countries you
will be visiting. Where use is prohibited, select No for Location data >
Record location data.
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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
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
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.
This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be collected separately.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
• This product is designated for sepa- this symbol or not, are designated
rate collection at an appropriate col- for separate collection at an approlection point. Do not dispose of as priate collection point. Do not dishousehold waste.
pose of as household waste.
• Separate collection and recycling • For more information, contact the
helps conserve natural resources retailer or the local authorities in
and prevent negative consequences charge of waste management.
for human health and the environment that might result from incorrect disposal.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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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 pro- CAUTIONS
tection against harmful interference in Modifications
a residential installation. This equip- The FCC requires the user be notified
ment generates, uses, and can radiate that any changes or modifications
radio frequency energy and, if not made to this device that are not
installed and used in accordance with expressly approved by Nikon Corpothe instructions, may cause harmful ration may void the user’s authority to
interference to radio communications. operate the equipment.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particu- Interface Cables
lar installation. If this equipment does Use the interface cables sold or procause harmful interference to radio or vided by Nikon for your equipment.
television reception, which can be Using other interface cables may
determined by turning the equipment exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
off and on, the user is encouraged to the FCC rules.
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try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
Notice for Customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product may expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
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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 on
money, coins, securities, govern- copies or reproductions of securities
ment bonds, or local government issued by private companies (shares,
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ductions are stamped “Sample.”
when a minimum of necessary copies
The copying or reproduction of
are to be provided for business use by a
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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
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copying or reproduction of unused coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
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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.
xxi
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, select No for Location data > Record location data (0 104) and
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). To remove track log data from the memory
card, select Delete log and delete all logs (0 113). Care should be taken to
avoid injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
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 lens 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 thirdparty 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.
xxii
D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or a
Nikon-authorized service representative once a year, 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.
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/
xxiii
sIntroduction
Before You Begin
Before using your camera for the first time, confirm that the
package contains the items listed in the User’s Manual.
s
1
Parts of the Camera
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
1 2 3 4 5
18
6
s
15
6
7
8
9
14
17
16
19
20
21
13 12 11 10
1 Movie-record button ............66, 68, 73
2 Shutter-release
button .................29, 33, 69, 77, 79, 84
3 Power switch........................................22
Power lamp ..........................................22
4 Microphone........................................176
5 Focal plane mark (E) ......................169
6 Eyelet for camera strap......................14
7 Connector cover latch
....................................99, 130, 136, 138
8 Connector cover.......99, 130, 136, 138
9 Connector cover security lock
....................................99, 130, 136, 138
10 O-ring .................................... 19, 62, 201
11 Lens release button............................ 21
12 Dust shield ................................210, 211
13 Lens mount ................................. 20, 169
14 Mounting mark ................................... 20
15 AF-assist illuminator ........................172
Self-timer lamp ................................... 89
Red-eye reduction lamp ................... 93
16 Body cap .............................................202
17 O-ring protector................................203
18 Built-in flash......................................... 92
19 USB connector................... 99, 130, 138
20 HDMI mini-pin connector...............136
21 Watertight channel ............................ 51
2
The Camera Body (Continued)
13 14 15
3
4 5
16
1 2
17
s
6
19 18
20 21
22
7
12 11
10
9
8
1 Flash pop-up button..........................92 13 G (menu) button .......................... 9
2 Monitor ................................. 5, 115, 194 14 Memory card access lamp......... 18, 30
3 W (playback zoom out/thumbnail)
15 K (playback) button............31, 81, 86
button ................................................118 16 J (OK) button ...................................... 8
4 X (playback zoom in) button.........120 17 Multi selector......................................... 8
5 C (action) button ..............................96
& (feature) ........................................... 12
6 Grip attachment screw
E (exposure compensation) ........... 90
7 Battery-chamber/
M (flash mode).............................. 92, 93
memory card slot cover ... 16, 18, 208
C (continuous shooting/
8 Battery-chamber/memory card slot
self-timer)..................................... 87, 89
cover latch........................... 16, 18, 208 18 O (delete) button....................... 32, 121
9 Battery-chamber/memory card slot
19 $ (display) button......................... 7
cover security lock............. 16, 18, 208 20 Watertight channel ............................ 51
10 Speaker
21 Memory card slot................................ 16
11 Tripod socket *
22 Battery latch......................... 16, 18, 208
12 Pressure equalization vent
* Camera does not support TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer.
3
A Holding the Camera
When framing photographs, hold the camera as shown below.
Hold the camera in
your right hand.
Keep your elbows
propped lightly
against your torso.
Cradle the lens with
your left hand.
s
4
The Monitor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
34
33
32
s
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
31
30
29
28
27 26 25 24 23
1 Shooting mode ...................................10
2 Live image control..............................35
Creative mode ....................................37
Best moment capture
selection ....................................... 76, 78
Advanced movie selection ........ 66, 72
Exposure mode ................................ 155
3 Flexible program indicator ...............40
4 Flash mode .................................... 92, 93
5 Continuous mode 1 ............................87
6 Active D-Lighting 1 .......................... 163
7 Picture Control 1 ............................... 184
8 White balance 1 ................................ 178
9 Movie settings (HD movies) 1 ....... 175
Frame rate
(slow-motion movies) 1................. 175
10 Image size 1 ....................................... 156
11 Image quality 1 ................................. 156
12 Focus mode 1 .................................... 165
13 AF-area mode 1................................. 170
14 Face-priority 1 .............................34, 172
15 Focus area....................................29, 170
16 AF-area brackets 1 ............................ 165
17 Flash compensation ........................ 173
18 Exposure compensation ...................90
5
22 21 20
19 Flash-ready indicator .........................92
20 “K” (appears when memory remains
for over 1000 exposures) .................27
21 Number of exposures remaining....27
Number of shots remaining
before memory buffer fills ..............88
White balance
recording indicator .........................181
Card warning indicator...........193, 228
22 Time available............................... 68, 73
23 ISO sensitivity ....................................183
24 ISO sensitivity indicator...................183
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator ........183
25 Aperture......................................... 42, 43
26 Shutter speed ............................... 41, 43
27 Metering .............................................160
28 Battery indicator 1, 2 ...........................27
29 Autoexposure (AE) lock
indicator ............................................195
30 Sound settings 1 ................................194
31 Eye-Fi connection indicator 1.........207
32 Microphone sensitivity 1 .................176
33 Time elapsed................................. 68, 73
34 Recording indicator..................... 68, 73
35 36 37 38
43
39
42
41
s
40
35 HDR ........................................................46
36 Auto distortion control....................161
37 Self-timer ..............................................89
38 Heading 2 ............................................102
39 Virtual horizon 2 ................................102
40 Track log indicator 1, 2 ......................111
41 Satellite signal indicator 1, 2 ...........105
42 Altimeter/depth gauge 2 ................101
43 Altitude/depth 2................................101
1 Shown in detailed display (0 7).
2 Shown in altimeter, depth gauge, heading, and virtual horizon display
(0 7).
A See Also
For information on adjusting monitor brightness, see page 194.
6
The $ (Display) Button
Press $ to cycle through shooting
(0 5) and playback (0 115) indicators as
shown below.
s
7
$ button
❚❚ Shooting (0 5)
❚❚ Playback (0 115)
Simplified display
Simple photo info
Detailed display
Detailed photo info
Altimeter/depth gauge,
heading, and virtual
horizon display (0 101)
Image only
The Multi Selector
The multi selector and J button are used
to adjust settings and navigate the camera menus.
Multi selector
s
Settings: &
See page 12.
Menu navigation: 1
Move cursor up.
Select highlighted
item.
Settings: C
View continuous
shooting/self-timer
menu (0 87, 89).
Settings: E
View exposure compensation menu
(0 90).
Menu navigation: 4
Return to previous
menu.
Menu navigation: 2
Select highlighted item
or display sub-menu.
Settings: M
View flash mode menu (0 92, 93).
Menu navigation: 3
Move cursor down.
8
The G Button
s
The shooting mode and most shooting,
playback, and setup options can be
accessed from the camera menus. Press
the G button to display the menu
selection dialog shown below, then use
the multi selector to highlight the icon
for the desired menu and press J.
Playback menu (0 143):
Adjust playback settings.
G button
Shooting menu (0 153):
Adjust settings for still
photography.
Shooting mode
menu (0 10):
Choose a
shooting
mode.
Movie menu (0 174):
Adjust movie-recording options.
Setup menu (0 191):
Adjust basic camera settings.
Image processing menu (0 177):
Adjust white balance, ISO sensitivity, Picture Controls, and other image
processing settings for photographs and movies.
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❚❚ Choosing a Shooting Mode
To display the shooting mode menu,
press the G button, highlight Shooting mode, and press J. Use the multi
selector to highlight a shooting mode
and press J to select the highlighted
option.
Motion Snapshot mode (0 83)
s
Best moment capture mode (0 76)
Auto mode (0 28)
Creative mode (0 37)
Advanced movie mode (0 66)
Options for each mode can be displayed
by highlighting the mode and pressing
2. Press 4 to return to the shooting
mode menu.
z Motion Snapshot mode: Choose a theme (0 85).
• Beauty (1)
• Waves (2)
• Relaxation (3)
• Tenderness (4)
A The C Button
When the view through the lens is displayed
in the monitor, you can also select the shooting mode by holding the C button, tilting
the camera left or right to highlight the
desired option, and then releasing the button (0 96).
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u Best moment capture mode: Choose between slow view and
Smart Photo Selector modes (0 76).
• Slow view (t)
• Smart Photo Selector (y)
s
C Auto mode: Take photographs using live controls (0 35).
• Active D-Lighting (Y)
• Background softening (5)
• Motion control (6)
• Brightness control (E)
w Creative mode: Choose a scene (0 37).
• Programmed auto (P)
• Shutter-priority auto (S)
• Aperture-priority auto (A)
• Manual (M)
• Underwater (4 (5, 6))
• Night landscape (j)
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• Night portrait (o)
• Backlighting (m)
• Easy panorama (p)
• Soft (q)
• Miniature effect (r)
• Selective color (s)
v Advanced movie mode: Choose between HD (0 67) and slowmotion movies (0 72).
• Programmed auto (P)
• Shutter-priority auto (S)
• Aperture-priority auto (A)
• Manual (M)
• Slow motion (y)
s
A & (Feature)
The options for each mode can also be displayed by pressing 1 (&) on the multi selector after selecting the shooting mode.
In playback mode, this feature can be used
to rate pictures (0 122).
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❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector (0 8) to navigate
the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, and setup menus.
s
Multi selector
1 Select an item.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight menu items
and press 2 to view options for the
highlighted item.
2 Select an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
option and press J to select.
A Using the Menus
The items listed may vary with camera settings. Items displayed in gray
are not currently available (0 215). To exit the menus and return to
shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (0 33).
A Choosing a Menu
To display another menu, press 4 in Step 1
and then press 1 or 3 to highlight the
desired icon. Press 2 to position the cursor in
the highlighted menu.
13
First Steps
1 Attach the strap.
The AN-N1000 strap supplied with the camera is exclusively for
use on land. Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
s
Remove the AN-N1000 before using the camera underwater.
A hand strap (available separately from third-party suppliers)
is recommended to prevent loss when the camera is used
underwater.
2 Charge the battery.
Insert the battery into the charger q and plug the charger in
w. An exhausted battery fully charges in about two hours.
Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is
complete.
Battery
charging
Charging
complete
A The Plug Adapter
Depending on the country or region of
purchase, a plug adapter may be supplied with the charger. The shape of the
adapter varies with the country or region
of purchase. If a plug adapter is supplied,
raise the wall plug and connect the plug
adapter as shown at right, making sure
the plug is fully inserted. Attempting to forcibly remove the plug
adapter could damage the product.
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D The Battery and Charger
s
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages xi–xiii and 211–
214 of this manual. Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures
below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C (104°F); failure to observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.
Capacity may be reduced and charging times may increase at battery temperatures from 0°C (32°F) to 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).
Charge the battery at ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F)
and 35°C (95°F). If the CHARGE lamp flashes quickly 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.
Use the charger with compatible batteries only. Unplug when not
in use.
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3 Insert the battery and a memory card.
Undo the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover security
lock (q) and unlatch (w) and slowly open the cover (e).
After checking that they are in the correct orientation, insert
the battery and memory card as follows: using the battery to
keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side, slide the
battery in until it latches (r), and then slide in the memory
card until it clicks into place (t). Close (y), latch (u), and
lock (i) the cover, and confirm that the latch and security
lock are in the positions shown (A).
s
Rear
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D Inserting and Removing Batteries and Memory Cards
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries
or memory cards. Note that the battery and memory cards may be
hot after use; observe due caution when removing the battery and
memory cards.
A Formatting Memory Cards
s
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 (0 193). 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.
A The Write Protect Switch
B
16G
Memory cards are equipped
with a write protect switch to
prevent accidental loss of data.
When this switch is in the “lock”
Write-protect switch
position, the memory card can
not be formatted and photos can not be deleted or recorded. To
unlock the memory card, slide the switch to the “write” position.
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A Removing Batteries and Memory Cards
After turning the camera off, confirm that
the memory card access lamp (0 3) is off
and open the battery-chamber/memory
card slot cover. To remove the battery, first
release it by pressing the orange battery
latch in the direction shown by the arrow
and then remove the battery by hand.
To remove a memory card, first press the
card in to eject it (q); the card can then
be removed by hand (w).
s
D Memory Cards
• The camera stores pictures on SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
(available separately; 0 206).
• 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.
• Do not format memory cards in a computer.
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4 Attach the special-purpose waterproof lens.
s
The camera is used with special-purpose waterproof lenses
that attach as shown below (for information on attaching
non-waterproof 1 NIKKOR lenses, see page 203). The lens
generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is a 1
NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6. When attaching the lens,
care should be taken to avoid damage to the camera and lens
and to ensure that dust and other foreign matter does not
enter the camera or adhere to the O-ring or surrounding area.
Remove the rear
lens cap
Remove the camera body cap
Inspect the O-ring:
• Is it nicked or cracked? If so, replace the
O-ring (0 201).
• Is it out of position? If so, reposition the
O-ring (0 62).
• Is there dust or other foreign matter on
the O-ring? If so, remove it from the Oring (0 62).
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Check the lens: Remove any dust or other
foreign matter from the lens O-ring seal
(0 62).
Mounting mark (camera)
Align the mounting marks
Place the lens over the O-ring
and press it into position
s
Mounting mark (lens)
Rotate the lens as shown until
it stops
When placing the lens over the O-ring, be careful not to damage the camera or lens; do not use excessive force.
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A Detaching the Waterproof Lenses
s
Be sure the camera is off when removing
or exchanging lenses. To remove the lens,
press and hold the lens release button
(q) while rotating the lens as shown (w)
and then detach the lens from the camera. After removing the lens, replace the
lens caps and camera body cap.
D Attaching and Removing Waterproof Lenses
Before attaching or removing a waterproof lens, be sure the lens
and camera are completely dry, that the O-ring is not cracked, damaged, twisted, or out of position, and that the camera O-ring and
lens O-ring seal (0 240) are free of hair, dust, sand, and other foreign objects. Do not exchange lenses when your hands are wet or
have salt on them or in areas exposed to wind, spray, dust, or sand,
and be careful that water does not drop into the interior of the camera or lens.
A Silicon Grease
The O-ring can be lubricated with the
supplied silicon grease or with optional
WP-G1000 silicon grease, preventing
wear and making waterproof lenses easier to attach and remove (0 201). To
apply, place a bead of grease in a plastic
bag and use your fingers to spread the
grease throughout the bag (q), then
insert the O-ring and massage the bag to
coat the ring (w). Use only silicon grease
designated for use with this product. Failure
to observe this precaution could result in
O-ring becoming stretched or otherwise deformed.
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5 Turn 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. Be sure to remove the lens
cap before shooting.
s
A Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off, press the power switch again. The monitor
will turn off.
A Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for about a minute, the display will
turn off and the power lamp start to flash (if desired, the delay
before the display turns off automatically can be changed using the
Auto power off option in the setup menu; 0 195). The camera can
be reactivated by operating the shutter-release button. If no operations are performed for about three minutes after the display has
turned off, the camera will turn off automatically.
D Attaching and Removing Lenses
Turn the camera off before attaching or removing lenses. Note that
when the camera is turned off, the sensor protection barrier in the
lens will close, protecting the camera image sensor.
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6 Choose a language.
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed the first time the camera is
turned on. Use the multi selector and
J button (0 8) to choose a language.
s
23
7 Set the clock.
Use the multi selector and J button
(0 8) to set the time and date. Note
that the camera uses a 24-hour clock.
s
Press 4 or 2 to highlight time
zone and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight date
format and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight daylight Press 4 or 2 to select year, month,
saving time option and press J.
or date and press 1 or 3 to
change. Press 2 to proceed.
Note: Language and clock can be
changed at any time using
Language (0 198) and Time
zone and date (0 198) options in
setup menu.
Press 4 or 2 to select hour,
minute, or second and press 1 or
3 to change. Press J when
finished.
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A The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household
clocks. Check the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces
and reset as necessary.
s
25
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable
power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery
is installed or the camera is powered by an optional EP-5C power
connector and EH-5b AC adapter (0 208). Three days of charging
will power the clock for about a month. If a message warning that
the clock is not set is displayed when the camera is turned on, the
clock battery is exhausted and the clock has been reset. Set the
clock to the correct time and date.
8 Read the instructions on keeping your camera watertight.
Once the clock is set, the camera will
display a series of messages on maintaining a watertight seal, which you
are encouraged to read before using
the camera for the first time. Press 4
or 2 to scroll through the messages.
To exit, press J when the last message is displayed.
s
A Note
If you remove and reinsert the battery,
the first of these messages may be displayed again for a few seconds. To view all
messages, press $ while the first message is displayed and then press 4 or 2
to scroll through the remaining messages. To exit, press J.
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9 Check the battery level and memory card capacity.
Check the battery level and number Battery level
of exposures remaining in the monitor.
❚❚ Battery Level
Display
s
Description
Battery fully charged or
partially discharged;
NO ICON
level shown by L or
K icon in detailed
display (0 7).
Low battery. Ready
fully-charged battery or
H
prepare to charge
battery.
Cannot take pictures. Battery exhausted;
Insert fully-charged shutter-release
battery.
disabled. Insert charged
battery.
Exposures remaining
❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining
The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored
on the memory card at current settings (values over 1000 are
rounded down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values between
1200 and 1299 are shown as 1.2 k). If a warning is displayed
stating that there is not enough memory for additional
images, insert another memory card (0 16) or delete some
photos (0 121).
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zTaking and Viewing Photographs
The camera gives you a choice of auto mode for “point-andshoot” photography that leaves the camera in charge of choosing settings, creative mode, which lets you adjust settings
according to your subject or creative intent, and a variety of
other modes for hard-to-time shots or to capture the emotion
surrounding special moments.
Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode)
z
Follow the steps below to take photographs in auto mode, a
“point-and-shoot” mode in which the camera automatically
detects the subject type and adjusts settings according to the
subject and situation.
1 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on.
2 Select C mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Select Shooting mode, then
highlight C (auto) and press J
(0 10).
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3 Ready the camera.
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.
z
4 Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
5 Focus.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus. If
the subject is poorly lit, the
AF-assist illuminator
(0 172) 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).
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red (0 167).
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6 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutterrelease button the rest of
the way down to release
the shutter and record the
photograph. The memory
card 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 when the
shutter-release button is
pressed halfway). Do not
eject the memory card or
remove the battery until the
lamp has gone out and
recording is complete.
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Memory card access lamp
A The Framing Grid
A framing grid can be displayed by selecting
On for Display > Grid display in the setup
menu (0 194).
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Viewing Photographs
Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
K button
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Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures.
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
A The C Button
During playback, you can also select pictures
for display by holding the C button, tilting
the camera left or right to highlight the
desired image, and then releasing the button
to display the highlighted picture full frame
(0 97).
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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.
2 Press O.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
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O button
3 Delete the photograph.
Press O again to delete the picture and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the picture.
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A The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take the
photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.
Focus: Press halfway
z
Shoot: Press the rest
of the way down
A Taking Several Photographs in Succession
If Off is selected for Image review in the playback menu (0 146), you
can take additional photographs without refocusing by keeping the
shutter-release button pressed halfway between shots.
A Automatic Scene Selection
In auto mode, the camera automatically ana- Scene icon
lyzes the subject and selects 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.
g Night landscape: Poorly-lit landscapes and cityscapes.
Z Auto: Subjects that do not fall into the categories listed above.
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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 Face Priority
The camera detects and focuses on portrait
subjects (face priority). 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 Available Settings
For information on the options available in auto mode, see page 215.
A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu (0 121) can be used to delete
all or selected pictures.
A See Also
See page 194 for information on silencing the beep that sounds when
the camera focuses or the shutter is released. For information on viewing photo info, see page 7. See page 118 for information on viewing
multiple images. For information on zooming in on the center of the
current image, see page 120. See page 123 for information on slide
shows.
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Live Image Control
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Live image controls let you adjust settings without leaving the shooting display, allowing you to preview how the
changes will affect your photographs. To
view the live image controls available in
auto mode, press 1 (&). Highlight a control and press J to select, then press 1
or 3 to adjust the control and press J to
return to shooting mode. To cancel the
control, press 1 (&) again.
Active D-Lighting: Preserve details in highlights and shadows for natural contrast.
Increase effect
Active D-Lighting: High Active D-Lighting: Low
Reduce effect
Background softening: Soften background
details to make your subject stand out, or
bring both background and foreground
into focus.
Sharpen background
Soften background
Background sharp
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Background softened
Motion control: Suggest motion by blurring
moving objects, or “freeze” motion to
capture moving objects clearly.
Freeze motion
Blur motion
Freeze motion
Blur motion
Brightness control: Make pictures brighter
or darker.
Brighter
Darker
Brighter
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Darker
D Live Image Control
Continuous shooting is not available (0 87) and the built-in flash can
not be used when live image control is in effect. Pressing the movierecord button cancels live image control.
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Choosing a Creative Mode
Choose creative mode to match settings to the subject or situation, take photos using special effects, or control shutter speed
and aperture.
1 Select w mode.
z
Press the G button to display the
menus. Select Shooting mode, then
highlight w (creative mode) and
press J (0 10).
2 Choose a scene.
Press 1 (&) and highlight a scene
using the multi selector (0 38).
Press J to select the highlighted
scene. Your selection is indicated by
an icon in the display.
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Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation
Choose a creative mode according to the subject or situation:
Option
Description
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure (0 40). Recommended for snapshots
Programmed auto (P)
and in other situations in which there is little time to
adjust camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
Shutter-priority auto
aperture for best results (0 41). Use to freeze or blur
(S)
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutAperture-priority
ter speed for best results (0 42). Use to blur the
auto (A)
background or bring both foreground and background into focus.
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 43).
Manual (M)
Choose a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long time-exposures (0 44).
Underwater
Take pictures under water (0 54, 55 ).
(4 (5, 6))
Capture low lighting in night scenes. Each time the
shutter-release button is fully pressed, the camera
takes a series of shots and combines them; during
processing, a message is displayed and no pictures
can be taken. The flash does not fire and the edges of
Night landscape (j)
photos are cropped out. Note that the desired results
may not be obtained if the camera or subject moves
during shooting; if the camera is unable to combine
the images, a warning will be displayed and only
one picture will be taken.
z
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Option
z
Description
Capture background lighting in portraits taken at
night or under low light. Each time the shutterrelease button is fully pressed, the camera takes a
series of shots, some with the flash and some without, and combines them; during processing, a message is displayed and no pictures can be taken. Raise
Night portrait (o) the built-in flash before shooting; no photograph
will be taken if the flash is not raised. Note that the
edges of photos are cropped out and that the desired
results may not be obtained if the camera or subject
moves during shooting; if the camera is unable to
combine the images, a warning will be displayed and
the camera will take a single picture using the flash.
Backlighting (m)
Photograph backlit subjects (0 46).
Shoot panoramas for later viewing on the camera
Easy panorama (p)
(0 47).
Shoot photographs with a
soft filter effect. To choose
the amount of softening,
press J when the view
Soft (q)
through the lens is displayed, highlight an option
using the multi selector,
and press J to select.
The top and bottom of each photo is blurred so that
the subject appears to have been a diorama photoMiniature effect (r)
graphed at short range. Works best when shooting
from a high vantage point.
Take photos in which only
a selected hue appears in
color. To choose the hue,
Selective color (s) press J when the view
through the lens is displayed and use the multi
selector and J button.
A Available Settings
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For information on the options available in creative mode, see page
217.
Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M modes offer varying degrees of control over shutter
speed and aperture. Choose a mode and adjust settings according to your creative intent.
❚❚ P Programmed Auto
In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed
and aperture for optimal exposure in most situations. This mode
is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which
you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and
aperture.
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A Choosing a Combination of Shutter Speed and Aperture
Although the shutter speed and aperture W button
chosen by the camera will produce optimal
results, you can also choose from other combinations that will produce the same exposure (“flexible program”). Press X for large
apertures (low f-numbers) that blur background details or fast shutter speeds that
“freeze” motion, W for small apertures (high
f-numbers) that increase depth of field or
slow shutter speeds that blur motion. U is
displayed while flexible program is in effect.
X button
A Restoring Default Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings
To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, press X or W
until U is no longer displayed or turn the camera off. The default shutter speed and aperture is automatically restored when the camera
enters standby mode.
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❚❚ S Shutter-Priority Auto
In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the
camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the
optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion
by blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze”
motion.
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Fast shutter speed (1/1600 s)
Slow shutter speed (1 s)
Choosing a Shutter Speed
Use the X and W buttons to choose from W button
shutter speeds between 30 s and 1/16,000 s.
Press X for faster shutter speeds, W for
slower shutter speeds.
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change if the
frame rate for continuous shooting (0 87) is
15 fps or more.
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X button
❚❚ A Aperture-Priority Auto
In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the
camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce
the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) reduce
depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main
subject. Small apertures (high f-numbers) increase depth of
field, bringing out details in the background and foreground.
Short field depths are generally used in portraits to blur background details, long field depths in landscape photographs to
bring the foreground and background into focus.
Large aperture (f/5.6)
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Small aperture (f/16)
Choosing an Aperture
Press W for larger apertures (lower f- W button
numbers), X for smaller apertures (higher
f-numbers).
X button
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❚❚ M Manual
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
z
Choosing Shutter Speed and Aperture
Adjust shutter speed and aperture with
reference to the exposure indicator (see
below). Press 2 to highlight shutter
speed or aperture and use the X and W
W button
buttons to choose a value, then repeat for
the remaining item. Press X for faster
shutter speeds or smaller apertures
(higher f-numbers), W for slower shutter
speeds and larger apertures (lower fnumbers). Shutter speeds can be set to
values as fast as 1/16,000 s or as slow as 30 s,
X button
or to “Bulb” to hold the shutter open
indefinitely for a long time-exposure Shutter speed
(0 44).
Press 2 to highlight
aperture.
Aperture
Press 2 to highlight
shutter speed.
A Continuous Shooting
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The selected shutter speed may change if the frame rate for continuous
shooting (0 87) is 15 fps or more.
A The Exposure Indicator
When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” are
selected, the exposure indicator shows
whether the photograph would be underor over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
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❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)
Select a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long
time-exposures of moving lights, the
stars, night scenery, or fireworks. The
shutter remains open while the shutterrelease button is held down. To prevent
blur, use a tripod.
1 Ready the camera.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level surface. To prevent loss of power before the exposure is complete, use a fully charged EN-EL20 battery or an optional
EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C power connector. Note that
noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog)
may be present in long exposures; before shooting, choose
On for Long exposure NR in the shooting menu (0 164).
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2 Choose a shutter speed of “Bulb”.
Press 2 to highlight shutter speed and
press the W button to select “Bulb”.
W button
z
3 Open the shutter.
After focusing, press the shutter-release button all the way
down. Keep the shutter-release button pressed until the
exposure is complete.
4 Close the shutter.
Take your finger off the shutter-release button.
Shooting ends automatically after about two minutes. Note that
some time may be required to record long exposures.
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Backlighting
The method used to capture details in shaded areas of back-lit
subjects depends on the option selected for HDR in the shooting menu (0 153).
Details in highlights and shadows are preserved using HDR (high
dynamic range); Z appears in the display. Each time the shutterrelease button is fully pressed, the camera takes two shots in quick
succession and combines them to preserve details in highlights
and shadows in high-contrast scenes; the built-in flash does not
fire. While the shots are combined, a message will be displayed and
the shutter release will be disabled. The final photograph will be
On displayed when processing is complete.
z
+
First exposure
Second exposure
Combined HDR
(darker)
(brighter)
image
The flash fires to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows in back-lit subjects.
Only one shot is taken when the shutter-release button is fully
Off
pressed, and the flash fires with each shot. No pictures will be taken
if the built-in flash is not raised; raise the flash before shooting.
D Framing HDR Photographs
The edges of the image will be cropped out. The desired results may
not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting.
Depending on the scene, shading may be uneven and shadows may
appear around bright objects or halos around dark objects. If the camera is unable to successfully combine the two images, a single image
will be recorded at normal exposure and Active D-Lighting (0 163) will
be applied.
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Easy Panorama
Follow the steps below to shoot panoramas. During shooting,
the camera focuses using auto-area AF (0 170); face detection
(0 34) is not available. Exposure compensation (0 90) can be
used, but the built-in flash will not fire.
1 Set focus and exposure.
z
Frame the start of the panorama and press the shutter-release button halfway.
Guides will appear in the
display.
2 Start shooting.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down and then lift your finger from the button. a, c,
d, and b icons will appear in
the display to indicate the
possible pan directions.
3 Pan the camera.
Slowly pan the camera up, down, left, Progress indicator
or right as shown below. Shooting will
start when the camera detects the pan
direction and a progress indicator will
appear in the display. Shooting ends
automatically when the end of the
panorama is reached.
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An example of how to pan the camera is shown below. Without changing your position, pan the camera in a steady curve
either horizontally or vertically. Time the pan according to
the option selected for Image size in the shooting menu:
about 15 seconds are needed to complete the pan when
A Normal panorama is selected, about 30 seconds when
B Wide panorama is selected.
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A Panoramas
High-distortion wide-angle lenses may fail to produce the desired
results. An error message will be displayed if the camera is panned too
quickly or unsteadily.
The completed panorama will be slightly smaller than the area visible
in the display during shooting. No panorama will be recorded if shooting ends before the halfway point; if shooting ends after the halfway
point but before the panorama is complete, the unrecorded portion
will be shown in gray.
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❚❚ Viewing Panoramas
Panoramas can be viewed by pressing J when a panorama is
displayed full frame (0 31). The start of the panorama will be
displayed with the smallest dimension filling the display and the
camera will then scroll through the picture in the original pan
direction.
z
Navigation Guide
window
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Pause
Play
Advance/
rewind
Return to
full-frame
playback
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Description
Pause playback.
J
Resume playback when the panorama is
paused or during rewind/advance.
Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. If playback is
paused, the panorama rewinds or advances a
segment at a time; keep the button pressed
for continuous rewind or advance.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
PUnderwater Photography
With a special-purpose waterproof lens attached, the camera
can be used at depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for as long as
60 minutes at a time. Before using the camera under water, be
sure that you have read and understood the instructions in this
section and have removed straps intended exclusively for use on
land (hand straps, available separately from third-party suppliers, are recommended to prevent loss during underwater use).
Important: Precautions
To prevent water entry or other damage, observe the following
precautions when using the camera underwater:
• Be sure a special-purpose waterproof lens is attached. The
camera is not waterproof when a waterproof lens is not
attached, while waterproof lenses are only waterproof when
attached to the camera. Do not expose the camera to water
when a waterproof lens is not attached nor waterproof lens to
water when not attached to the camera.
• The sudden change in temperature caused by taking the camera into the water after it has been left on the beach, in direct
sunlight, or in other locations exposed to high temperatures
could result in water droplets forming inside the camera or
lens, potentially damaging the products.
• Do not remove the lens under water, open the connector or
battery-chamber/memory card slot cover, or operate the lens
release button or the latches or security locks on the connector
and battery-chamber/memory card slot covers while the camera is immersed.
• Do not leave the product immersed for more than 60 minutes
at a time or expose it to depths greater than 15 m (49 ft) or to
rapids, waterfalls, water flowing at full force from a tap, or other
water under high pressure. Failure to observe these precautions could expose the product to pressures high enough to
cause water entry.
P
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P
• Do not expose the camera to water colder than 0 °C (32 °F) or
warmer than 40 °C (104 °F). Do not take into hot springs or baths.
• Do not dive into the water with the camera, drop it, place it under
heavy objects, or otherwise subject it to violent shocks or excessive physical pressure or force. The camera may deform and
become vulnerable to leaks under excessive external pressure.
• Failure to follow correct procedures before or during use could
result in irreparable damage to the product due to water entry.
Should the product leak, cease use immediately, dry the camera
and lens, and consult a Nikon-authorized service representative.
• The camera does not float. Be careful not to drop the camera
while in or on the water.
• Condensation may form inside the lens or monitor if the product is exposed to rapid changes in temperature, such as occur
when the product is taken into cold water from a hot shore
location, into a warm room from a cold exterior, or the batterychamber/memory card slot cover is opened or closed or lenses
are attached or removed in a humid location. Such condensation will not cause malfunction or other damage.
Before Using the Camera Underwater
Before using the camera underwater, complete the following
checklist.
Have you removed the strap intended exclusively for use on land? We
recommend that you attach a hand strap (available separately from
third-party suppliers) before taking the camera into the water.
Have you attached the special-purpose waterproof lens (0 19)?
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Have you inserted the battery and memory card (0 16)?
To prevent water entry and other damage, remove any sand, dust, hair,
and foreign objects from under the connector and battery-chamber/
memory card slot covers, and use a blower or cotton swab to remove
foreign objects from inside the camera (when using a cotton swab, be
sure not to leave any threads behind). If the watertight channel is
cracked, deformed, or damaged, consult a Nikon-authorized service
representative.
P
Be sure that the connector and battery-chamber/memory card slot
covers are fully closed, that the hand strap is not caught in either cover,
and that the latches and security locks are in the positions shown.
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The Final Check
P
After going through the pre-shooting
checklist on page 51 and confirming that
the special-purpose waterproof lens is
attached and the connector and batterychamber/memory card slot covers are
closed and secure, immerse the camera
in fresh water, turn it on, and test the
zoom ring and camera controls to ensure that they operate normally and that the camera does not leak. To prevent water entry
and other damage, do not operate the lens release button or the
latches or security locks on the connector and battery-chamber/
memory card slot covers.
Should you notice air escaping from around the lens mount or
the connector and battery-chamber/memory card slot covers,
end the test and remove the camera from the water immediately
(air escaping from the pressure-equalization vent and microphone and speaker covers is normal and does not indicate a malfunction). Dry the camera and lens thoroughly and check the Oring and connector and battery-chamber/memory card slot covers are properly sealed. Consult a Nikon-authorized service representative if you find that the camera leaks in normal use.
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Taking Pictures Underwater
Follow steps below to take pictures in “Underwater” mode
(0 55).
1 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on.
2 Select w mode.
P
Press the G button to display the
menus, then select Shooting mode,
highlight w (creative mode), and
press J (0 10).
3 Select Underwater.
Press 1 (&) to display the creative
menu. Highlight Underwater and
press J to display underwater processing options.
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4 Choose an option.
P
Highlight one of the following options
and press J to select the highlighted
option and return to the shooting display.
• 4 Standard: Standard processing for
balanced results when shooting
along the shore or in shallow water.
• 5 Scuba: Vivid colors for deeper
waters.
• 6 Close up: Enhanced contrast for
underwater close-ups.
5 Take pictures.
To take photographs, press the shut- Shutter-release button
ter-release button halfway to focus
and the rest of the way down to shoot.
The shutter will be released whether
or not the camera is in focus. Movies
can be recorded using the movierecord button.
Movie-record button
A Underwater Mode
The creative mode Underwater option
automatically compensates for the blue cast
in underwater lighting. Colors can be previewed in the monitor and adjusted manually or using preset options; the results
apply to both photographs and movies. To
adjust the blue-green balance manually,
press J in the shooting display and then
press 1 or 3. Press J to exit when colors
are adjusted to your satisfaction.
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Bluer
Greener
Tips and Tricks for Underwater Photography
The following features may come in handy when you are taking
pictures underwater.
Auto Distortion Control
To control distortion when shooting
underwater, select On (underwater) for
Auto distortion control in the shooting
menu (0 161). This option is only available when a special-purpose underwater
lens is attached.
P
The Built-in Flash
To raise the flash for use underwater, press the flash pop-up button (0 92). Note that manual color adjustment is not available
when the flash is used with the creative mode Underwater
option (0 55). Water currents can push the flash part way down,
causing vignetting (0 95).
A See Also
The Underwater white balance option can be used to correct for the
blue cast in underwater lighting (0 178).
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The Depth Gauge
Using the depth gauge, you can view
your depth during shooting or include
the depth in the photo info recorded
when a picture is taken. Set the gauge to
zero before entering the water (0 59).
❚❚ Viewing Depth
1 Select Record location data.
P
In the setup menu, select Location
data, then highlight Record location
data and press 2.
2 Select Yes.
Highlight Yes and press J.
3 Select Altimeter/depth gauge.
In the setup menu, select Altitude/
depth options, then highlight Altimeter/depth gauge and press 2.
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4 Select Depth gauge.
Highlight Depth gauge and press J.
5 Exit the menus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to exit the menus.
P
6 Display the depth gauge.
Press the $ button to display the
depth gauge (0 7).
A The Depth Gauge
The camera depth gauge is not intended as
a replacement for specialized diving
gauges; the depths shown are approximations only. The display will not show depths
over 20 m (65.6 ft); depths over 15 m (49 ft)
are shown in red.
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❚❚ Setting the Depth Gauge to Zero
Follow the steps below to set the depth gauge to zero.
1 Select Alt./depth correction.
In the setup menu, select Altitude/
depth options, then highlight Alt./
depth correction and press 2.
P
2 Select Correct manually.
Highlight Correct manually and press
2.
3 Set the depth gauge to zero.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight digits and
press 1 or 3 to change. Press J
when changes are complete.
A See Also
For information on altitude and depth options, see page 196.
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After Using the Camera Underwater
The camera and lens should be cleaned within 60 minutes of
underwater use. Leaving the lens attached, immerse the camera
in fresh water to remove salt and other foreign matter. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in damage, discoloration,
corrosion, offensive odors, or vulnerability to leaks.
D Before Cleaning the Camera and Lens
Clean the product indoors in areas not exposed to sand or spray and be
sure to remove the front cap from the lens and any water, salt, sand, or
other foreign matter from your hands or hair before proceeding. Do not
open the connector or battery-chamber/memory card slot cover until
all foreign matter has been washed away and the camera is dry.
P
1 Ready the camera.
Be sure that the special-purpose
waterproof lens is attached and that
connector and battery-chamber/
memory card slot covers are closed
with the latches and security locks in
the positions shown.
2 Immerse the camera and lens.
Leaving the lens attached, immerse
the camera in a basin of fresh water for
about 10 minutes. To prevent water
entry and other damage, do not open
the camera connector or batterychamber/memory card slot cover
while the camera is immersed.
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3 Clean the zoom ring and camera controls.
Being careful not to touch the lens
release button or the latches or security
locks on the connector and batterychamber/memory card slot covers,
press the flash pop-up button to raise
the built-in flash and gently move the
camera side to side, then operate the
lens zoom ring and each of the remaining camera controls a
few times to remove salt and other foreign objects.
P 4 Wipe dry.
Dry the camera and lens barrel with a
soft, dry cloth. Water, fingerprints, and
other foreign matter on the front lens
element should be removed immediately by gently wiping the glass with a
soft, dry cloth. Do not use force.
5 Leave in the shade.
Without removing the lens, place the
camera on a dry cloth as shown and
leave it to dry in a shady, well-ventilated area. Water will drain from the
zoom ring, pressure-equalization
vent, and the holes in the microphone
and speaker covers.
6 Clean inside the covers.
After confirming that no water or
other foreign matter remains on the
camera, slowly open the connector
and battery-chamber/memory card
slot covers and remove any water
droplets, sand, or other foreign matter
from the interior with a soft, dry cloth.
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To prevent water falling into the camera when the covers are
opened, hold the camera so that the covers open downwards.
7 Remove the lens.
After confirming that the lens and
camera are dry, detach the lens and
gently wipe the lens O-ring seal with a
soft, dry cloth to remove any foreign
objects. Note that there may still be
water between the camera and the
lens; to prevent water falling onto the
dust shield or lens when the lens is
detached, keep the camera flat and
remove the lens slowly.
P
The O-Ring
The camera uses an O-ring to form a watertight seal. Improper
handling of the O-ring can produce leaks. Check the condition of
the O-ring as described below whenever the camera has been used
under water or whenever foreign matter is found on the O-ring
when the lens is removed.
1 Remove the O-ring.
Lightly stretch the O-ring by sliding
your fingers along either side and
remove it from the camera (you can
also use an optional O-ring remover;
0 201). Do not apply excessive force
or use your fingernails, metal objects,
or edged or pointed tools.
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2 Wash the O-ring.
Wash the O-ring thoroughly in fresh water and dry thoroughly. Do not use benzene, thinner, alcohol, soap, neutral
detergents, or other cleaning products, as these could damage or weaken the O-ring.
3 Inspect the O-ring.
P
Remove any foreign matter with a
soft, dry cloth, taking care not to leave
tissue or threads on the O-ring. Gently
bend the O-ring to check for cracking
or other damage.
4 Inspect the O-ring guide.
Use a blower or cotton swab to
remove any foreign objects from the
O-ring guide. Be sure to remove any
threads left behind by the swab.
5 Grease the O-ring.
Place a bead of silicon grease in a plastic bag and use your fingers to spread
the grease throughout the bag (q),
then insert the O-ring and massage
the bag to coat the ring (w).
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6 Re-insert the O-ring.
After making sure that O-ring and
guide are free of foreign objects, place
the O-ring so that it runs evenly at the
same level all the way round the Oring guide, without undue stretching
and without protruding from the
guide.
D O-Rings
The O-ring requires periodic replacement. Replace the O-ring immediately if it is damaged, cracked, warped, or has lost its elasticity. O-rings
should be replaced at least once a year even if the product has not
been used; use only O-rings designated for use in this product. O-rings
must be greased before use and whenever the surface appears dry; failure to observe this precaution could result in the O-ring cracking and
water entering the camera.
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A Silicon Grease
Coating the O-ring with the supplied silicon grease prevents wear and
ensures that the lens rotates smoothly. Use only the supplied silicon
grease or optional WP-G1000 silicon grease (0 201); failure to observe
this precaution could result in O-ring becoming stretched or otherwise
deformed. Replacement O-rings and silicon grease can be purchased
from a Nikon camera retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative. Do not use grease in excessive amounts or apply using paper or
cloth, as this may cause dust or fibers to adhere to the O-ring, making
the product vulnerable to leaks.
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D Maintenance
P
Observe the following precautions when cleaning the camera and lens
after underwater use.
• Never remove the lens or open the connector or battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover under water. Before exchanging lenses or
opening or closing the covers, wipe off water with a soft, dry cloth and
be sure the product is completely dry, as otherwise water from the
lens or covers may fall into the battery chamber or memory card slot
or onto the battery, memory card, watertight channel, hinges, or connectors. Choose shaded locations free from spray, wind, dust, and
sand, and check for water on the inside of the covers before closing
them. Water on the inside of the covers could result in condensation
or other damage.
• Air may escape from the pressure-equalization vent or microphone and speaker covers when the camera is immersed. This is
normal and does not indicate a malfunction. Note that water in the holes of the
microphone and speaker covers may interfere with sound quality; dry the covers with
a soft, dry cloth, but do not insert sharp objects into the holes, as this
could damage the camera or make it vulnerable to leaks.
• Do not dry the camera or lens by leaving it in direct sunlight or dry
using hair dryers or other powered devices. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the camera, lens, or O-ring, resulting in
leaks.
• Benzene, thinner, alcohol, soap, neutral detergents, and other cleaning products may deform the watertight channel or camera body,
making the product vulnerable to leaks.
• To ensure that the product remains waterproof, have the watertight
channel inspected once a year, and serviced once every 3 to 5 years,
by a Nikon-authorized service representative. Fees are charged for
these services.
A Foreign Matter on the Camera and Lens
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Liquid on the lens O-ring seal or inside the connector or battery-chamber/memory card slot cover should be removed immediately with a
soft, dry cloth; other foreign matter should be removed with a blower,
taking care to remove any small particles from the sides and corners of
the watertight channels. Foreign matter on the camera body can be
removed with a soft, dry cloth.
yRecording and Viewing Movies
The camera can record high-definition (HD) movies with an
aspect ratio of 16 : 9 and slow-motion movies with an aspect
ratio of 8 : 3. Movie recording is available in the shooting modes
listed below (movie recording is not available in best moment
capture and Motion Snapshot modes; 0 76, 83).
Mode
Movie type
C Auto mode (0 28)
w Creative mode (0 37)
Programmed
auto (P)
HD (16 : 9)
Shutterpriority auto
(S)
v
Advanced Aperturemovie
priority auto
mode (0 67, (A)
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Manual (M)
Slow
Slow motion
motion
(y)
(8 : 3)
Description
The camera automatically
optimizes settings for the
current subject or scene.
Shoot movies. Regardless of
the scene selected with the
camera, movies are recorded
in mode P; shutter speed and
aperture are controlled by
the camera.
Shutter speed and aperture
are controlled by the camera.
You choose the shutter
speed; the camera automatically adjusts aperture for
optimal exposure (0 41).
You choose the aperture; the
camera automatically adjusts
shutter speed for optimal
exposure (0 42).
You choose the shutter speed
and aperture (0 43).
Record silent slow-motion
movies. Movies are recorded
at 400 fps and play back at
about 30 fps (0 72).
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A Available Settings
For information on the options available in advanced movie mode, see
page 215.
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Recording HD Movies
Record movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
1 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on.
2 Frame the opening shot.
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Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display.
A The 0 Icon
A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.
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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
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; these noises may sound louder
under water. By default, the camera
focuses continuously; to avoid recording
focus noise, select Single AF for Focus
mode in the movie menu (0 165). The
Movie sound options item in the movie
menu offers microphone sensitivity and
Time available
wind noise options (0 176).
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4 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again
to end recording. Recording will end
automatically when the maximum
length is reached (0 175), the memory card is full, the lens is removed, or
the camera becomes hot (0 xxii).
Movie-record button
A Maximum Length
At default settings, HD movies can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 minutes in length (for more information, see page 175); note that
depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before
this length is reached (0 206).
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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 3 : 2.
A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
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Up to 20 photographs can be taken with each movie shot. Please note
that photographs can not be taken with slow-motion movies.
A Focus Lock
If Single AF is selected for Focus mode in the movie menu for
advanced movie mode, focus will lock while the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway (0 171).
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 31).
Press J to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
Guide
Volume
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Pause
Play
Pause playback.
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 4× to 8×
to 16×. If playback is paused, the movie
rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep
the button pressed for continuous rewind or
advance.
J
Advance/
rewind
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
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X/W
Press X to increase volume, W to decrease.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
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A The C Button
During movie playback and when playback is
paused, you can advance and rewind by
holding the C button and tilting the camera
left or right (0 97).
Deleting Movies
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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
A See Also
See page 150 for information on trimming unwanted footage from
movies.
Frame size and frame rate options are described on page 175.
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Recording Slow-Motion Movies
Silent slow-motion movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3 can be
recorded by pressing 1 (&) in advanced movie mode and
selecting y Slow motion. Slow-motion movies are recorded at
400 fps and play back at about 30 fps.
1 Select v mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then select Shooting mode,
highlight v (Advanced movie), and
press J (0 10).
2 Select Slow motion.
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Press 1 (&), then highlight Slow motion and press J.
3 Frame the opening shot.
Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display.
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4 Focus.
Focus area
5 Start recording.
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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 display; face detection (0 34) is not Movie-record button
available and focus and exposure can Recording indicator/
not be adjusted.
Time elapsed
Time available
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6 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, the lens is removed, or the camera
becomes hot (0 xxii).
Movie-record button
A Maximum Length
Up to 3 seconds of footage can be recorded; note that depending
on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length
is reached (0 206).
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D Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the display 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 as described on page 197, but note that the
slowest shutter speed available is 1/100 s at 50 Hz, 1/60 s at 60 Hz; flicker
reduction is not available with slow-motion movies). 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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A The Movie Crop
The movie crop is shown in the monitor.
HD crop (16 : 9)
A See Also
Slow-motion movie crop
(8 : 3)
Frame rate options are described on page 175.
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ROther Shooting Modes
In addition to the modes described above, the camera offers
u (best moment capture) mode to help with hard-to-time shots
and a z (Motion Snapshot) mode that combines photographs
with brief movie vignettes (0 83).
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture)
View scenes in slow motion and choose the moment you want
to keep (slow view) or let the camera choose the best shot
(Smart Photo Selector).
Choosing Your Moment (Slow View)
When slow view is selected in u (best moment capture) mode,
the camera captures a short sequence of still images and plays
them back in slow motion so that you can choose the precise
moment for a photograph.
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1 Select u mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then select Shooting mode,
highlight u (Best moment capture),
and press J (0 10).
2 Select Slow view.
Press 1 (&), then highlight Slow view and press J.
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3 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
4 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
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The camera will focus and then, over a
span of about 1.3 s, record 20 frames
to a temporary memory buffer, and
then slowly play them back in a conProgress indicator
tinuous loop while the shutter-release
button is kept pressed halfway. A &
icon is displayed in the monitor.
When the desired frame is displayed,
press the shutter-release button the
rest of the way down to record the current frame and discard the remaining
images. The selected frame will be displayed for a few seconds when recording is complete. To delete the buffer
contents and exit without recording a
photograph, release the button without pressing it the rest of the way
down.
A Viewing and Deleting Photos Taken in Slow View
Photos taken in slow view can be viewed as described on page 31 or
deleted as described on page 32.
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Letting the Camera Choose the Moment
(Smart Photo Selector)
Choose Smart Photo Selector mode to let the camera help you
take 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 a number of best shot
candidates based on composition and motion. To use the Smart
Photo Selector, press 1 (&) in best moment capture mode and
select Smart Photo Selector.
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1 Select u mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then select Shooting mode,
highlight u (Best moment capture),
and press J (0 10).
2 Select Smart Photo Selector.
Press 1 (&), then highlight Smart photo selector and press
J.
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3 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
4 Begin buffering photographs.
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Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 29). A & 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 while
the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
5 Shoot.
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 all
the way down, 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.
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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
D Smart Photo Selector Files
Do not delete the “NCSPSLST.LST” file from the “NCFL” folder on the
memory card or change the file names of images taken with the Smart
Photo Selector. The camera will no longer recognize the affected files
as Smart Photo Selector images and will instead handle them as independent photographs.
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in best moment capture
mode, see page 215.
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A Best Moment Capture Mode
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject. Movies can not be recorded, and pressing the movie-record
button has no effect. The flash can not be used.
A See Also
Use the Number of shots saved option in the shooting menu to
choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector
(0 159).
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❚❚ Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Selector
Press K and use the multi selector to
display photographs taken with the
Smart Photo Selector (0 31; pictures
taken with the Smart Photo Selector are
indicated by a y icon). Of the 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.
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.
K button
❚❚ Deleting Pictures
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 best shot
candidates, or press K to exit without
deleting the pictures. Note that once
deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
O button
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A Deleting Individual Photographs
Pressing the O button in the best shot selection dialog 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 the best shot candidates, but not picture 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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z Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes
(Motion Snapshot Mode)
Record brief movie vignettes with your photographs. Each time
the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and
about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will play back in slow
motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still image; playback is accompanied by a background track about 10 s long.
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1 Select z mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then select Shooting mode,
highlight z (Motion Snapshot), and
press J (0 10).
2 Frame the picture.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in Motion Snapshot mode, see
page 215.
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3 Begin buffering.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 29). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will record a photograph,
together with about 1.6 s of movie
footage beginning before and ending
after the time the shutter-release button was pressed all the way down.
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 1 (&) and use the multi
selector and J button to select from
Beauty, Waves, Relaxation, and Tenderness.
To play the background music for the
highlighted theme, press $ and use
the X and W buttons to raise and lower
volume.
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$ button
A Motion Snapshot Mode
Live audio is not recorded. Movies can not be recorded using the
movie-record button and the flash can not be used.
A See Also
See page 159 for information on choosing what portions of the buffer
are included in the movie footage. For information on saving Motion
Snapshots in a format that can be viewed in most movie playback software, see page 160.
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Viewing Motion Snapshots
Press K and use the multi selector to display a Motion Snapshot (0 31; 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 4 s,
followed by the photo; the background
track plays for about 10 s (to choose a
new background track, use the Change
theme option in the playback menu;
0 152). To view the movie portions of all
Motion Snapshots, press 3 (0 123). 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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tMore on Photography
This section describes other features you can use when taking
pictures.
Continuous Mode
In continuous (burst) mode, the camera takes pictures while the
shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
1 Display release mode options.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select a frame rate.
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Highlight the desired frame rate and
press J. Frame rate is expressed in
terms of the number of frames
recorded per second (fps); choose
from frame rates of approximately 5,
15, 30, and 60 fps (5 fps, 15 fps,
30 fps, and 60 fps, respectively).
3 Compose the shot and start shooting.
The camera takes pictures while the
shutter-release button is pressed all
the way down.
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D Continuous Mode
The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst varies with the release mode. At frame rates of 30 and 60 fps, the maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst is 20.
The built-in flash can be used when 5 fps is selected, but only one picture will be taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed; at
settings of 15, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in flash will not fire.
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the memory card access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and
memory card write speed, recording may take some time. 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.
Continuous shooting is not available in creative modes other than P, S,
A, M, or 4 (underwater; 5, 6), in best moment capture, advanced
movie, or Motion Snapshot mode, or when live image control is used in
auto mode (0 35).
A Buffer Size
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The camera is equipped with a memory
buffer for temporary storage, allowing
shooting to continue while photographs are
being saved to the memor y card. 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; 0 220). The illustration shows the display when space remains in the buffer for about 22 pictures.
A Single Frame
To take only one picture each time the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down, select 8 (single frame, the default option)
for Continuous/self-timer.
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Self-Timer Modes
The self-timer is used to delay shutter release until 10, 5, or 2 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way
down.
1 Display release mode options.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select the desired self-timer option.
Use the multi selector to highlight
E 10 s, E 5 s, or E 2 s and press J.
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Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
4 Frame the photograph and shoot.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, and then press the button the rest of the way down. The selftimer lamp will start to flash and a
beep will begin to sound. Two seconds before the photo is taken, the
lamp will stop flashing and the beeping will become more rapid.
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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 the self-timer.
A Movie Mode
In self-timer mode, start and stop the timer by pressing the movierecord button instead of the shutter-release button.
A Raising the Flash
If additional lighting is required, press the flash pop-up button to raise
the flash before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is
raised while the timer is counting down.
A See Also
For information on controlling the beeps that sound when the selftimer is used, see page 194.
Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.
–1 EV
No compensation
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+1 EV
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1 Display exposure compensation options.
Press 2 (E) to display exposure compensation options.
2 Choose a value.
Use the multi selector to choose from
values between –3 EV (underexposure) and +3 EV (overexposure) in
increments of 1/3 EV. In general, positive values make the image brighter
while negative values make it darker.
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Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure compensation to ±0. If P, S, A, or 4 (underwater; 5, 6) is selected in creative mode, exposure compensation will not be reset when the
camera is turned off.
A Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is most effective when used with centerweighted or spot metering (0 160).
A The Built-in Flash
When used with the built-in flash, exposure compensation affects both
background exposure and flash level.
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The Built-in Flash
Use the built-in flash for additional lighting when the subject is
poorly lit or to “fill-in” (illuminate) back-lit subjects.
1 Raise the flash.
Press the flash pop-up button to raise
the flash.
Flash pop-up button
2 Choose a flash mode (0 93).
Press 3 (N) on the multi selector to
display a list of flash modes, then use
the multi selector to highlight the
desired mode and press J to select.
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3 Take pictures.
Charging begins when the flash is
raised; once charging is complete, a
flash-ready indicator (N) will be displayed when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The options available vary with the shooting mode.
• N (fill flash): The flash fires with every shot.
• NY (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The flash fires with
every shot, but before it fires, the red-eye reduction lamp lights
to help reduce “red-eye.” Not available in 4 (underwater; 5,
6) mode.
• NYp (red-eye reduction + slow sync): As for “red-eye reduction”,
above, except that shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use when
you want to include background lighting in portraits. Available
only in modes P and A.
• Np (fill flash + slow sync): As for “fill flash”, above, except that
shutter speed slows automatically to capture background
lighting at night or under low light. Use when you want to capture both subject and background. Available only in modes P, A,
and 4 (underwater; 5, 6).
• Nr (rear curtain + slow sync): As for “rear-curtain sync”, below,
except that shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use when you want
to capture both subject and background. Available only in
modes P, A, and 4 (underwater; 5, 6).
• Nq (rear-curtain sync): The flash fires just before the shutter
closes, creating a stream of light behind moving light sources
as shown below at right. Available only in modes S and M.
Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
• s (off): The flash does not fire. Available only when built-in
flash is raised; not available in o (night portrait) mode or when
HDR is disabled in m (backlighting) mode.
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D Raising the Flash
When using the flash, be sure it is fully raised
as shown at right. Do not touch the flash during shooting.
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 Preventing the Built-in Flash from Firing
Lowering the flash prevents it firing. Except in o (night portrait) mode
or when HDR is disabled in m (backlighting) mode (0 46), the flash can
also be turned off by selecting a flash mode of s (off).
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A Using the Built-in Flash
The built-in flash can not be used with live image control (0 35) and
will not fire during continuous shooting at frame advance rates faster
than 5 fps (0 87) or when On is selected for HDR in the shooting menu
(0 46). 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. Note that the product is not
shockproof (0 xiv) when the flash is raised.
To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods. Even without a lens hood,
some lenses may cause vignetting or obstruct the red-eye reduction
lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction. The following illustrations
show the effect of vignetting caused by shadows cast by the lens when
the built-in flash is used.
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Shadow
After using the built-in flash in dusty or sandy
locations, remove any foreign matter from
inside the flash compartment using a blower
(or, if this fails, using the technique described
on page 60) before lowering the flash. Failure
to observe this precaution could damage the
flash.
Shadow
A See Also
See page 173 for information on adjusting flash level.
A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture. With
the standard zoom lens at maximum aperture and ISO sensitivity set to
ISO 160 to 6400, the range is approximately 0.6 m–7.0 m (2 ft–23 ft)
when the lens is zoomed all the way out, 0.6 m–4.2 m (2 ft–13.8 ft) at
maximum zoom.
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The C (Action) Button
Some operations can be performed by keeping the C button
pressed and tilting the camera left or right.
Shooting: Choosing a Shooting Mode
While the view through the lens is displayed, you can choose the
shooting mode by pressing the C button, tilting the camera left
or right to highlight the desired mode, and releasing the button
to select the highlighted option.
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To exit without changing settings, tilt the camera forward or
back so that no option is highlighted when the C button is
released.
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Playback: Scrolling Through Pictures
During playback, you can choose the picture displayed by pressing the C button, tilting the camera left or right, and releasing
the button to display the selected picture full frame (in thumbnail playback, the camera will display and scroll through pictures
full frame while the C button is pressed, and then when the button is released return to thumbnail playback with the selected
picture highlighted).
t
View previous picture
View next picture
Tilt the camera sharply to jump ahead or back 10 pictures. During movie playback, you can press the C button and tilt the
camera to advance or rewind (0 71; speed increases the more
you tilt the camera). When movie playback is paused, you can
press the C button and tilt the camera to advance or rewind a
frame at a time; playback pauses again when the button is
released.
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Menus: Outdoor Display
When menus are displayed, you can toggle the outdoor display
on or off by pressing the C button, tilting the camera left or
right, and releasing the button to select the current mode.
Enabling the outdoor display makes the display easier to read
outdoors or wherever ambient lighting is bright by setting the
Display brightness and High contrast display options in the
Display menu to Hi and On, respectively (0 194), but also
increases the drain on the battery.
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To exit without changing settings, tilt the camera forward or
back so that no option is highlighted when the C button is
released.
D The C Button
Hold the camera securely when using the C button. Controls other
than the shutter-release and C buttons and the power switch can not
be used while the C button is pressed. The C button can not be used
to view NMS format Motion Snapshots or for playback zoom, calendar
or panorama playback, or Smart Photo Selector shot selection.
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The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter
Attach an optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter to the camera USB connector to copy images to, or control the camera
from, smartphone or tablet devices running the Wireless Mobile
Utility app.
1 Connect the WU-1b.
After removing the rubber cap from
the WU-1b USB connector, turn the
camera off, then unlock (q), unlatch
(w), and open (e) the connector
cover and attach the adapter to the
camera USB connector.
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2 Activate the adapter.
Select Wireless mobile adapter in
the setup menu. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to
activate the WU-1b, allowing wireless
connection to smart devices, or No to
deactivate the WU-1b and prevent
wireless connection.
D Using the WU-1b for the First Time
After connecting the WU-1b, you will need to adjust smart device
wireless settings. See the WU-1b manual for more information.
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3 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device.
4 Take pictures remotely.
Once a wireless connection is established, the smart device will display
the view through the camera lens; the
camera will display a message stating
that a wireless connection is active.
D Wireless Networks
Camera settings can not be adjusted while the camera is connected to
a wireless network. To end the connection, press the G button.
A The Wireless Mobile Utility
The Wireless Mobile Utility is available from Google Play and the App
Store. System requirements and Information on installation, wireless
connections and use may be found in the Wireless Mobile Utility manual available in pdf format from the following URL:
http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU/
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OLocation Data and Other Indicators
The camera is equipped with a built-in virtual horizon display
and altimeter/depth gauge, electronic compass, and location
data (GPS/GLONASS) functions that can be used to create logs
tracking depth or position. The information shown below can be
displayed by pressing the $ button in the detailed shooting
info display (0 7).
Heading 1 (0 102)
Altitude/depth 2, 3
Altimeter/depth gauge 2, 3
(0 103)
Virtual horizon
Satellite signal indicator 3
Track log indicator 4
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1 The heading display changes to a compass circle when the
lens is pointed down.
2 Information displayed varies with option selected for Altitude/depth options > Altimeter/depth gauge (0 196).
3 Displayed if Yes is selected for Location data > Record location data
(0 104).
4 Displayed while track log is active (0 110).
A Heading
Except when the camera is oriented with the lens pointing directly
upward, the heading provided by the built-in electronic compass is
recorded with all pictures taken with 1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6
and 1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses. Headings are approximations only
and are not intended for navigation: accuracy drops with other lenses
and may be affected by the presence of magnets, metal objects, electronic equipment, and power lines. The camera may also be unable to
provide accurate headings underground or inside a vehicle or building.
The compass can be calibrated as described on page 114.
A The Virtual Horizon
The camera uses a built-in accelerometer to show the amount the camera is tilted left or right (roll), in increments of 5°. The reference line
turns green when the camera is level.
Camera tilted left
Camera level
Camera tilted right
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The accuracy of the display drops when the camera is angled sharply
forward or back. If the angle is so sharp that the camera is unable to
measure tilt, tilt increments will not be displayed.
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Altitude and Depth
Depending on the option selected for Altitude/depth
options > Altimeter/depth gauge in the setup menu (0 196),
the camera displays and records either altitude or depth when
Yes is selected for Location data > Record location data
(0 104).
Altitude
Depth
Altimeter
Depth gauge
The altimeter can show altitudes from 500 m (1640 ft) below sea
level to 4500 m (14,760 ft) above, the depth gauge depths up to
20 m (65.6 ft).
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D The Altimeter/Depth Gauge
The altimeter and depth gauge report approximate values only and are
not intended as replacements for specialized altimeters and diving
gauges. Altitude in particular is measured using air pressure and may
vary with atmospheric conditions.
Depths over 15 m (49 ft) are shown in red.
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Location Data
The photo information embedded in pictures taken while the
location data function is enabled will contain a record of the
camera’s current position (latitude, longitude, and altitude or
depth) and the current time (UTC), obtained from satellite navigation systems (GPS/GLONASS) by the built-in location data unit
and altimeter/depth gauge. The location data function works
best in locations that offer an unobstructed view of the sky;
before using the location data function, be sure the camera
clock is set to the correct time and date (0 198).
1 Select Location data.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Location data
in the setup menu and press 2.
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2 Select Record location data.
Highlight Record location data and
press 2.
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3 Select Yes.
Highlight Yes and press J to enable
the camera’s built-in location data
unit. The camera will begin receiving
location data from navigation satellites.
4 Check satellite signal strength.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to exit the menus and check satellite signal status in the shooting
info display. Location will only be
recorded if the camera is receiving
signals from at least three satellites.
5 Take pictures.
O
The current heading and location will be recorded with each
picture taken. See page 115 for information on viewing location data.
A The Satellite Signal Indicator
Signal strength is shown in the information
display as follows:
• #: Location recorded based on data from
four or more satellites.
• $: Location recorded based on data from
three satellites.
• %: One or two satellites detected; location
not recorded.
• &: No satellites detected.
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D Location Data
Before using the location data function, read the warnings on page xviii.
Local geographic and atmospheric conditions may prevent or delay
the acquisition of location data. The camera may be unable to receive
location data or may report its location incorrectly indoors, underground, under water, or in metal containers or the vicinity of high-voltage transmission lines, large structures, trees, or other objects that
block or reflect satellite signals. Pay attention to your footing and surroundings when looking for locations with good reception. The positions of navigation satellites are continuously changing, preventing or
delaying the acquisition of location data at certain hours of the day. The
presence of cellular telephones or other devices that produce magnetic fields or that cause radio noise or transmit on frequencies close to
those of navigation satellites may also interfere with the acquisition of
location data.
Note that the camera may take some time to acquire a signal immediately after the battery is inserted or when the location data function is
enabled for the first time, after an extended period of disuse, or after
the camera has been moved a great distance from the position in
which location data were last received. Location data for photographs
recorded in continuous release modes are for the first frame in each
sequence. Note that when the location data function is enabled, the
camera will continue to receive location data for a limited time even
when off, increasing the drain on the battery. To prevent the camera
turning off unexpectedly, make sure the battery is charged.
O
Location data provided by satellite navigation systems are accurate to
within a few hundred meters. Depending on the accuracy of the data
acquired from the satellite system and the effects of local topography
on satellite reception, the location data recorded with pictures may differ from the actual location.
A Viewing Location Data
During playback, pictures taken with the location data function
enabled are indicated by a ! icon. The data can be viewed in the playback photo info display (0 115) or plotted on a map using the supplied
ViewNX 2 software (0 133). Note that the playback photo info display
shows the time and date of recording as reported by the camera clock;
the camera can not be used to view the time and date at which the
location data were acquired.
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Location Data Options
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The Location data item in the setup menu provides access to
the following options:
• Record location data: Select Yes to record the current position
when a picture is taken (0 104). Latitude and longitude are
provided by the camera’s location data function, and altitude
or depth by the altimeter/depth gauge.
• Position: View the current latitude, longitude, altitude, and time
reported by the built-in location data unit and altimeter, the
expiry date for the current assisted GPS (A-GPS or aGPS) file,
and the current heading reported by the electronic compass.
The location data unit reports the current UTC standard time
independent of the time given by the camera clock.
• Set clock from satellite: Select Yes to synchronize the camera clock
with the time reported by the location data unit.
• Update A-GPS file: Load an updated A-GPS file from the memory
card (0 108).
• Auto power off: Select Disable to prevent the camera powering
off automatically while the location data function is on. If
Enable is selected, the monitor will turn off automatically if no
operations are performed for the time selected for Auto power
off in the setup menu (0 22), reducing the drain on the battery.
❚❚ Updating the A-GPS File
Using assisted GPS (A-GPS or aGPS) files reduces the time
needed for the built-in location data unit to determine the current position. Assisted GPS files can be updated as described
below.
1 Download the latest assisted GPS file.
Download the current assisted GPS file from the following
URL:
http://nikonimglib.com/agps3/
2 Copy the file to the memory card.
Insert the memory card in a card reader or card slot and copy
the file to the “NCFL” folder in the root directory of the memory card (if the folder does not already exist, create a new
folder and name it “NCFL”).
3 Insert the memory card in the camera.
4 Turn the camera on.
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5 Select Update A-GPS file.
In the camera setup menu, select
Location data, then highlight Update
A-GPS file and press 2.
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6 Update the data.
Highlight Yes and press J to update
the assisted GPS file. The update takes
about two minutes.
D Expiry Date
Assisted GPS files remain valid for about two weeks after download and
can not be used after their expiry date (an error message will be displayed if you attempt to use an out-of-date file). To view the expiry date
for the current assisted GPS file, select Location data > Position
(0 107). Update assisted GPS files before using the location data function; expired files can not be used to assist the acquisition of location
data. Assisted GPS files do not assist the acquisition of location data
from GLONASS satellites.
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Track Logs
The camera can create logs tracking either position or depth.
Data are recorded automatically at preset intervals and saved to
track log files stored separately from the pictures taken with the
camera. The supplied ViewNX 2 software can then be used to
view the track on a map (0 133).
Before starting a log, select Yes for Location data > Record
location data in the setup menu (0 104) and choose the appropriate option for Altitude/depth options > Altimeter/depth
gauge (0 57): choose Altimeter to track position, Depth gauge
to track depth.
1 Select Create log.
In the setup menu, highlight Create
log and press 2.
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2 Choose the log type.
Highlight one of the following options
and press J:
• Start location data log: Track your position (latitude, longitude, and UTC;
altitude is not tracked).
• Start depth log: Track your depth (latitude, longitude, and UTC are not
tracked).
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3 Choose how often data are recorded.
Highlight the desired log interval and
press J.
4 Choose the log length.
To choose the length of time over
which data will be logged, highlight
the desired option and press J to
start the log (note that the options
available for position and depth logs
differ). The camera will continue to log
the position or depth at the selected
interval even when off; when the camera is on, a 0 (1) icon appears in
the display.
O 5 End the log.
The camera will automatically end the
log when the selected length is
reached. To end the log earlier, highlight Create log in the setup menu
and press 2, then highlight End log
and press 2.
6 Save the log.
Highlight Save log and press J to save the log to the memory card (to exit without saving it to the memory card, select
Erase log).
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D Logs
Logs can only be created if the camera clock is set. When tracking is
active, the camera continues to monitor its position or depth even
when off; tracking only ends when the specified log length is reached,
the battery is exhausted or removed, End log > Erase log is selected
for Create log in the setup menu, or No is selected for Location data >
Record location data in the setup menu (note that no data will be
added to location data logs while the camera is unable to receive location data). To prevent logs ending prematurely, be sure the camera battery is fully charged before starting.
Data logged while tracking is active are temporarily recorded to camera memory; new logs can not be created until the current log has been
saved to the memory card or erased. After recording a log, be sure to
save it to the memory card.
A Copying Logs to a Computer
Logs are stored in the NCFL folder on the memory card and have names
consisting of “N” followed by the log date (expressed as a six-digit number in the form yymmdd), a single-character identifier from 0 to Z
assigned in ascending order by the camera, and the extension “.log”
(location data logs) or “.lgb” (depth logs); thus the first location data log
recorded on October 15 2013 will be named “N1310150.log”. To copy
the files to a computer, insert the memory card in a card reader or card
slot and transfer the files using Nikon Transfer 2. Note that although the
log files produced by the camera conform to the NMEA standard, they
may not display correctly in some applications or on some devices.
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A See Also
Logs can be deleted from the memory card using the Delete log
option in the setup menu (0 113).
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Deleting Logs
Follow the steps below to delete logs from the memory card
when they are no longer needed.
1 Select Delete log.
In the setup menu, highlight Delete
log and press 2.
2 Select a log type.
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Highlight one of the following options
and press J.
• Select location data log: Delete a selected
location data log.
• Select depth log: Delete a selected depth
log.
• All logs: Delete all location data and
depth logs (proceed to Step 4).
3 Select a log.
Highlight a log and press J.
4 Delete the log.
Highlight Yes and press J to delete
the log.
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Calibrating the Electronic Compass
If the electronic compass does not give
the correct heading, calibrate it as
described below. The lens must be
attached when the compass is calibrated.
1 Select Compass correction.
In the setup menu, highlight Compass correction and press 2.
2 Calibrate the compass.
Move the camera in a figure eight while rotating it as shown
below.
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The setup menu will be displayed
when calibration is complete. If calibration fails, the message shown at
right will be displayed. Try calibrating
the compass outdoors.
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IMore on Playback
Photo Information
Photo information is superimposed on
images displayed in full-frame playback
(0 31). The information displayed can be
selected by pressing the $ button to
cycle through the simple photo info,
detailed photo info, and image only displays as described on page 7.
$ button
❚❚ Simple Photo Info
1
2
3
4
5
1 14 2
3
4 5
16 13
17
18
16
17
18
15
12
11
6
10
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8
7
12
11
6
10
9
8
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Still images
Movies
1 Shooting mode
2 Protect status.....................................146
3 Heading...............................................102
4 Altitude ......................................103, 196
Depth................................... 57, 103, 196
5 Frame number/total number of
images
6 Image quality.....................................156
Frame rate ..........................................175
7 Image size...........................................156
Frame size...........................................175
8 Folder number-file number ...........117
9 Time of recording ...................... 24, 198
10 Date of recording....................... 24, 198
11 Battery indicator ................................. 27
12 Rating ..................................................122
13 Movie length........................................ 70
14 Audio recording indicator ..............176
15 On-screen guide (for movies) .......... 70
16 Location data icon............................104
17 Latitude...............................................104
18 Longitude ...........................................104
❚❚ Detailed Photo Info
1
2
3
4
29 31
5
16
15
14
13
12
7
8
9
11
10
6
28
17
18
19
27
26
25
24
23
22
21
20
Still images
1
2
30
4
5
3
6
28
13
12
26
25
14
27
17
24
23
22
21
20
Movies
1 Shooting mode
2 Frame number/total number of
images
3 Protect status.....................................146
4 Camera name
5 Retouch indicator ...........147, 148, 149
Movie edit indicator.........................150
6 Histogram showing distribution of
tones in image .................................117
7 ISO sensitivity ....................................183
8 Focal length .......................................238
9 Flash mode.................................... 92, 93
10 Flash control.......................................173
11 Flash compensation.........................173
12 Exposure compensation ................... 90
13 Metering .............................................160
14 Creative mode ..................................... 37
Best moment capture selection.... 76, 78
Advanced movie selection ........ 66, 72
Exposure mode .................................155
15 Shutter speed ............................... 41, 43
16 Aperture......................................... 42, 43
17 Picture Control ..................................184
18 Active D-Lighting indicator............163
19 HDR indicator ...................................... 46
20 Image quality.....................................156
Frame rate ..........................................175
21 Image size...........................................156
Frame size...........................................175
22 Folder number-file number ...........117
23 Time of recording ...................... 24, 198
24 Date of recording....................... 24, 198
25 Battery indicator ................................. 27
26 White balance....................................178
White balance fine-tuning .............179
27 Color space.........................................162
28 Rating ..................................................122
29 Auto distortion control....................161
30 Audio recording indicator ..............176
31 Location data indicator ...................104
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A Folder and File Numbers
Photographs are stored as files with names containing a four-digit
number between 0001 and 9999 assigned automatically in ascending
order by the camera. These in turn are stored in folders containing up
to 999 images. A new folder is created automatically file numbering
reaches 9999 or the number of images in the current folder reaches
999.
100-0001
Folder number
File number
A Histograms (0 116)
Camera histograms are intended only as a guide and may differ from
those in imaging applications. Sample histograms are shown below:
• If brightness varies evenly across the
image, the distribution of tones
will be relatively even.
• If the image is dark, tone distribution will be shifted to the left.
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• If the image is bright, tone distribution will be shifted to the right.
Exposure compensation shifts the distribution of tones to the right
when raised, to the left when lowered. Histograms can give you a
rough idea of overall exposure when bright ambient lighting makes it
difficult to see the display in the monitor.
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Thumbnail Playback
To view pictures in “contact sheets” of 4, 9, or 72 images, press
the W button when a picture is displayed full frame.
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Display more
images
W
Description
Press the W button to increase the number
of images displayed from 1 to 4, from 4 to 9,
or from 9 to 72. To view images taken on
selected dates (0 119), press the W button
when 72 images are displayed.
X
Press the X button to reduce the number of
images displayed from 72 to 9 or 9 to 4. To
view the highlighted image full frame, press
the X button when 4 images are displayed.
Display fewer
images
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Use the multi selector to highlight images.
You can delete (0 121) the highlighted
image or zoom in for a closer look (0 120).
Highlight
images
View
highlighted
image
Delete
highlighted
image
J
Press J to view the highlighted image full
frame.
O
See page 121.
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Calendar Playback
To view pictures taken on a selected date, press the W button
when 72 pictures are displayed (0 118).
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Display
calendar
W
Exit to
thumbnail
playback
Description
To view the calendar, press the W button
when 72 images are displayed (0 118).
To return to the 72-image display, press the
X button when the calendar is displayed.
X
Use multi selector to highlight date in calendar display.
Highlight date
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View pictures
taken on
highlighted
date
Delete pictures
taken on
highlighted
date
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J
Press J to view the first picture taken on
the highlighted date.
O
Press O to delete all pictures taken on the
highlighted date.
Playback Zoom
To zoom in on a photograph, display it full frame and press the X
button. Playback zoom is not available with movies or Motion
Snapshots.
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Zoom in
X
Zoom out
W
View other
areas of
image
View faces
Exit zoom
J
Description
Press X to zoom in, W
to zoom out. Whenever
you zoom in or out, a
navigation window will
appear with the area
currently visible in the
display indicated by a
yellow border. Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to scroll the
image.
Faces (up to five)
detected during face
priority are indicated by
white borders in the
navigation window.
Press 4 or 2 to view
other faces.
Return to full-frame playback.
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A See Also
The Face-priority zoom option in the playback menu (0 150) is used
to choose whether the multi selector to be used to scroll from face to
face during face-priority zoom.
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Deleting Pictures
Pictures can be deleted from the memory card as described
below. Note that once deleted, pictures can not be recovered; protected images, however, will not be deleted.
Deleting the Current Picture
To delete the picture currently displayed
in full-frame playback or selected in the
thumbnail list, 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
The Playback Menu
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To delete multiple images, press the G button, select Delete
in the playback menu, and choose from the options below. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to delete the
images (note that some time may be required if a large number
of images is selected).
Highlight images and press 1 or 3 to select or
Delete selected images deselect (0 145). Press J to exit when the selection is complete.
Delete all images
Delete all pictures on the memory card.
Rating Pictures
Rate pictures or mark them as candidates for later deletion. Rating is not available with protected images.
1 Select a picture.
Display a picture in full-frame playback.
2 Rate the picture.
Press 1 (&) to view the rating display
and then press X or W to choose a
rating. Choose from ratings of zero to
five stars, or select ) to mark the picture as a candidate for later deletion.
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Slide Shows
To view a slide show of the pictures on
the memory card, press the G button,
select Slide show in the playback menu,
and follow the steps below.
G button
1 Select the type of image used in the show.
Highlight the desired option and press J.
Display all the images on the memory card.
Display still images only. Images taken using Easy
Still images panorama will be displayed in panorama mode
(0 49).
Display movies and Motion Snapshots recorded with
Movies
MOV file selected for File format (0 160).
Display Motion Snapshots recorded with NMS files
selected for File format (0 160). Only the movie
Motion Snapshot
portion will be played; the associated photographs
are not displayed.
Display
only
images
recorded on a selected
Select images by date. A calendar will be
date
displayed; use the multi
selector to highlight a
date.
Display only photos belonging to a specific scene.
Choose from i Auto, k Portrait, l Landscape,
Selected scene 4 Underwater, j Night landscape, o Night portrait,
m Backlighting, n Close-up, p Easy panorama,
q Soft, r Miniature effect, and s Selective color.
Display only images in which the camera has
Face priority
detected a face (0 34).
All images
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2 Adjust display times and choose a background track.
Adjust the following options:
Frame interval Choose how long each still image is displayed.
Choose how much of each movie is played back
before the next slide is displayed. Choose Same as
Movie playback frame interval to display the next slide after the
time
time selected for Frame interval, No limit to play
back the entire movie before displaying the next
slide.
Mute audio playback or
choose a slide show background track (to play the
highlighted background
track prior to selection,
press $ and use the X
Audio
and W buttons to raise or
$ button
lower volume; to end playback, press $ again).
Select Movie sound tracks to play only audio
recorded with movies; in this case, no sound is
played for still images or Motion Snapshots.
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3 Select Start.
Highlight Start and press J to start
the slide show.
The following operations can be performed while a slide
show is in progress:
To
Use
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Description
Press 4 to return to the previous frame,
2 to skip to the next frame.
Skip back/skip
ahead
Pause/resume
J
Adjust volume
X/W
Exit to playback
mode
K
Pause the show. To resume, highlight
Resume and press J.
Press X to increase volume, W to
decrease.
End the show and return to playback
mode.
The options shown at right are displayed when the show ends. Select
Resume to restart or Exit to exit to the
playback menu.
QConnections
Installing the Supplied Software
Install the supplied software to copy pictures to your computer
for viewing and editing pictures and creating short movies.
Before installing the software, confirm that your system meets
the requirements on page 128.
1 Launch the installer.
Start the computer, insert q Select region (if required)
the ViewNX 2/Short Movie
Creator installer CD, and
launch the installer. A language-selection dialog will
be displayed; if the desired
language is not available,
click Region Selection to w Select language
e Click Next
choose a different region
and then choose the desired language (region selection is
not available in the European release).
2 Start the installer.
Click Install and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Click Install
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3 Exit the installer.
Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac OS) when installation is complete.
Windows
Mac OS
Click Yes
Click OK
The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2
• Short Movie Creator
4 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
A Supplied Software
Be sure to update to the latest versions of the supplied software.
Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates while the
computer is connected to the Internet.
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System Requirements
The system requirements for ViewNX 2 are:
Windows
• Photos: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, Core Series; 1.6 GHz or
better
• Movies (playback): Pentium D 3.0 GHz or better; Intel Core i5 or
CPU
better recommended when viewing movies with a frame
size of 1280 × 720 or more at a frame rate of 30 fps or above
or movies with a frame size of 1920 × 1080 or more
• Movies (editing): Intel Core i5 or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows 8, Windows 7,
OS
Windows Vista, or Windows XP; note that 64-bit versions of
Windows XP are not supported
• 32-bit Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (2 GB or
more recommended)
Memory
• 64-bit Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 2 GB or more (4 GB or
(RAM)
more recommended)
• Windows XP: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or more recomspace mended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels or more
Graphics recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
Mac OS
• Photos: Intel Core or Xeon series
• Movies (playback): Core Duo 2 GHz or better; Intel Core i5 or
better recommended when viewing movies with a frame
CPU
size of 1280 × 720 or more at a frame rate of 30 fps or above
or movies with a frame size of 1920 × 1080 or more
• Movies (editing): Intel Core i5 or better
OS
OS X 10.8 or 10.7; Mac OS X 10.6
Memory • OS X 10.8 or 10.7: 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
(RAM) • Mac OS X 10.6: 1 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or more recspace ommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels or
Graphics more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
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The system requirements for Short Movie Creator are:
Windows
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows 8, Windows 7,
OS
Windows Vista, and Windows XP; note that 64-bit versions of
Windows XP are not supported
1.5 GB or more with at least 128 MB of video RAM (2 GB or more
RAM
with at least 256 MB of video RAM recommended for creating HD movies)
Hard-disk A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recspace ommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Graphics
• 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
OS X 10.8 or 10.7; Mac OS X 10.6
1 GB or more
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Graphics
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
CPU
OS
RAM
Hard-disk
space
Q
If your system does not meet the above requirements, only
ViewNX 2 will be installed (0 128).
A Motion Snapshots
ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots saved using the File
format > NMS files option in the shooting menu (0 160).
A Supported Operating Systems
See the websites listed on page xxiii for the latest information on supported operating systems.
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Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer
Transferring Pictures
1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera
off and ensure that the memory card
is inserted in the camera. Unlock
(q), unlatch (w), and open (e) the
connector cover and then connect
the camera to the computer using
the supplied USB cable (do not use
force or insert the connectors at an angle) and then turn the
camera on.
• SD card slot: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot,
the card can be inserted directly in the slot.
• SD card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately
from third-party suppliers) to the computer and insert the
memory card.
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2 Start the Nikon Transfer 2 component of ViewNX 2.
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
A Windows 7
If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as
described below.
1 Under Import pictures and
videos, click Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed; select
Import File using Nikon
Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import file.
3 Click Start Transfer.
At default settings, all the
pictures on the memory
card will be copied to the
computer.
Q
Click Start Transfer
4 Terminate the connection.
If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera
off and disconnect the USB cable. If you are using a card
reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card and then remove the card from
the card reader or card slot.
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Viewing Pictures
Pictures are displayed in
ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows:
Double-click
the
ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in
the Dock.
❚❚ Retouching Photographs
To crop pictures and perform
such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the
Edit button in the toolbar.
❚❚ Creating Short Movies
Use the Short Movie Creator to
create short movies combining
photos, music, Motion Snapshots, and movie footag e
(0 134).
❚❚ Printing Pictures
Click the Print button in the
toolbar. A dialog will be displayed, allowing you to print
pictures on a printer connected
to the computer.
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❚❚ Viewing Location Data
To view the locations where pictures were taken (0 104) or map
track logs (0 110), click the Map
button in the ViewNX 2 toolbar.
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
Q
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Creating Short Movies
Use the supplied Short Movie Creator software to create movies
combining photographs with Motion Snapshots, movies, and
music.
1 Transfer pictures.
Transfer pictures as described on page 130.
2 Select components.
Select pictures in ViewNX 2.
3 Start Short Movie Creator.
Click the Shor t Movie
Creator button in ViewNX 2.
The images selected in Step “Components” panel
2 will be displayed in the
Short Movie Creator “Components” panel; if desired,
additional pictures can be
dragged into the “Components” panel from ViewNX 2
and re-ordered using drag
and drop. In the case of
photos taken with the
Smart Photo Selector, only the best shot will be displayed.
The photo and movie components of Motion Snapshots
appear as separate files.
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4 Select a style and background track.
Select a style in the “Styles” panel and a background track in
the “Music” panel. To preview the movie, click
.
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5 Save the movie.
Click Create Movie. The dialog shown at right will be
displayed; select one of the
following options and click
Create.
• Save file: Save the movie to a
folder on the computer.
• Save to Camera (memory card):
Save the movie to a memory card so that it can later
be played back on the camera. To use this option, you
will first need to insert a memory card that has been formatted in the camera (0 193) into a card reader or card slot.
A Starting Short Movie Creator
If ViewNX 2 is not running, you can start
Short Movie Creator by double-clicking
the Short Movie Creator icon on the
desktop (Windows) or clicking the Short
Movie Creator icon in the Dock (Mac OS).
Q
A Viewing Short Movies on Other Devices
Mac OS
Movies saved to a memory card using the Save to Camera (memory
card) option in Short Movie Creator can be viewed on the camera, or
displayed on a television monitor when the camera is connected to a
TV (0 136). Movies created in other applications or using the Save file
option in Short Movie Creator can not be viewed on the camera.
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using Short Movie Creator.
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Windows
Viewing Pictures on TV
Connect the camera to a television for playback.
A Connecting an HDMI Cable
Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting HDMI
cables. When connecting cables, do not use force or attempt to insert
the connectors at an angle.
High-Definition Devices
A type C mini-pin High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
cable (available separately from third-party suppliers) can be
used to connect the camera to high-definition video devices.
1 Turn the camera off and open the connector cover.
Turn the camera off and unlock (q),
unlatch (w), and open (e) the connector cover.
2 Connect the HDMI cable.
Connect the cable as shown.
Q
Connect to HD device
(choose cable with
appropriate connector)
Connect to camera
3 Tune the device to the HDMI channel.
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4 Turn the camera on.
Turn the camera on; the camera monitor will remain off and
the camera shooting mode display will appear on the HD
device. Pictures can be played back using camera controls as
described elsewhere in this manual; note that the edges of
images may not be visible in the display.
D Close the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
A Television Playback
Volume can be adjusted using the controls on the television; adjusting
volume on the camera has no effect. Use of an EH-5b AC adapter and
EP-5C power connector (available separately) is recommended for
extended playback.
Q
❚❚ HDMI Device Control
To control the camera remotely from a device that supports
HDMI-CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface–Consumer
Electronics Control), select On for HDMI device control in the
camera setup menu. The HDMI-CEC device will display a remote
control guide and the remote control can be used in place of the
following camera controls:
Camera
1, 3, 4, 2
J
K
G
Slide show menu
Remote control
Up, down, left, and right buttons
Center button
Blue button
Red button
Green button
The remote control guide can be hidden or displayed at any time
by pressing the yellow button on the remote control. See the
television manual for details.
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Printing Photographs
Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer
connected directly to the camera.
Connecting the Printer
Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable.
1 Turn the camera off and open the connector cover.
Turn the camera off and unlock (q),
unlatch (w), and open (e) the connector cover.
2 Connect the USB cable.
Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do
not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
Q
A USB Hubs
Connect the camera directly to the printer; do not connect the
cable via a USB hub.
3 Turn the camera on.
A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed
by a PictBridge playback display.
A Printing Via Direct USB Connection
Be sure the EN-EL20 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b
AC adapter and EP-5C power connector.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1 Select a picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Press the X button
to zoom in on the current frame (0 120; press the W button
to exit zoom). To view nine pictures at a time, press the W
button when a picture is displayed full frame. Press 1, 3, 4,
or 2 to highlight pictures, or press the X button to display the
highlighted picture full frame.
2 Adjust print options.
Press J to display PictBridge print options (0 141). Press 1
or 3 to highlight options and press 2 to select.
3 Start printing.
Highlight Start printing and press J
to start printing. To cancel before all
copies have been printed, press J
again.
D Selecting Photographs for Printing
Q
Movies and NEF (RAW) photographs (0 156) can not be selected for
printing. If Motion Snapshots are selected, only the photographs will
be printed; the movie portion will not be printed. If photographs taken
with the Smart Photo Selector are selected, only the best shot will be
printed.
D Panoramas
Some printers may not print panoramas, while at some settings others
may not print entire panoramas. See the printer manual or consult the
manufacturer for details.
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Printing Multiple Pictures
1 Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display (see
Step 3 on page 138).
2 Choose an option.
Highlight one of the following options and press 2.
• Select images for printing: Select pictures for printing.
• Print DPOF print order: Print an existing print order created with
the DPOF print order option in the playback menu
(0 142). The current print order will be displayed in Step 3.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the
memory card, proceed to Step 4. Note that if the memory
card contains more than 256 pictures, a warning will be displayed and only the first 256 images will be printed.
3 Select pictures.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures. To select the current picture for printing, press 1. The number of prints will be set to
1; press 1 or 3 to specify the number of prints (up to 99; to
deselect the picture, press 3 when the number of prints is 1).
Continue until all the desired pictures have been selected.
Q
4 Adjust print options.
Press J to display PictBridge print options. Press 1 or 3 to
highlight page size, border, or time stamp items and press 2
to display the options described on page 141; note that a
warning will be displayed if the selected page size is too small
for an index print.
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5 Start printing.
Highlight Start printing and press J
to start printing. To cancel before all
copies have been printed, press J
again.
A Errors
See page 228 for information on what to do if an error occurs during
printing.
A PictBridge Print Options
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Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the current
Page printer are listed) and press J to select and exit to the previous
size menu (to print at the default page size for the current printer,
select Use printer settings).
Number This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a
of time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of copies (maximum 99),
copies then press J to select and return to the previous menu.
This option is listed only if supported by the printer. Highlight
Print Use printer settings (use current printer settings), Yes (print
border white borders), or No (no borders) and press J to select and
exit to the previous menu.
Highlight Use printer settings (use current printer settings),
Print
Yes (print times and dates of recording on photos), or No (no
time
time stamp) and press J to select and exit to the previous
stamp
menu.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a
time on a printer that supports cropping. To exit without cropping, highlight No and press J. To crop the current picture,
highlight Yes and press 2. A crop selection dialog will be disCrop
played; press X to increase the size of the crop, W to decrease.
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to position the crop and press J. Note
that print quality may drop if small crops are printed at large
sizes.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The DPOF print order option is used to
create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers and devices
that support DPOF. Press the G button, select DPOF print order in the playb a c k m e n u, a n d c h o o s e f ro m t h e
following options:
Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures
(0 145). To select the current picture
for printing, press 1. The picture will
be marked with a Z icon and the
number of prints will be set to 1; press
1 or 3 to specify the number of
Select/
prints (up to 99; to deselect the picset
ture, press 3 when the number of prints is 1). When the selection is complete, press J to display printing options. Highlight
Print shooting info (print the shutter speed and aperture on all
pictures in the print order) or Print date (print the date of
recording on all pictures in the print order) and press 2 to select
or deselect, and then press J to complete the print order.
Reset Remove all pictures from the print order.
D DPOF Print Order
DPOF date and shooting info options are not supported when printing
via direct USB connection; to print the date of recording on photographs in the current print order, use the PictBridge Print time stamp
option (0 141).
Q
The DPOF print order option can not be used if there is not enough
space on the memory card to store the print order. For restrictions on
the types of images that can be selected for printing, see page 139.
Print orders may not print correctly if images are deleted using a computer or other device after the print order is created.
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oThe Playback Menu
To display the playback menu, press G and select Playback.
G button
The playback menu contains the following options:
Option
Delete
Description
Delete multiple images.
Slide show
View movies and photos in a slide
show.
Choose whether pictures are
displayed after shooting.
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation)
Rotate tall pictures for display during
playback.
DPOF print
Create digital “print orders”.
order
Protect pictures from accidental
Protect
deletion.
Rating
Rate pictures.
Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit
photos, creating a retouched copy
D-Lighting
that is saved separately from the
unmodified original.
Create small copies of selected
Resize
pictures.
Image
review
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Default
0
—
121
Image type: All images
Selected scene: Auto
Frame interval: 5 s
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Movie playback time:
Same as frame interval
Audio: Background track 1
On
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On
146
—
142
—
146
—
146
—
147
Choose size:
1280×856; 1.1 M
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Option
Description
Create cropped copies of selected
pictures.
Choose whether 4 and 2 can be
Faceused during playback zoom
priority
(0 120) to select faces detected
zoom
with face priority.
Create copies of movies from which
Edit movie unwanted footage has been
trimmed.
Change
Change the themes for existing
theme
Motion Snapshots.
Crop
Default
0
Aspect ratio: 3 : 2
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On
150
—
150
—
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A Playback
The camera may be unable to display or retouch images that were created or have been edited with other devices.
A Image Quality
Copies created from JPEG photos are the same quality as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as fine-quality
JPEG images (0 156).
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Selecting Multiple Images
Choosing the options listed below displays an image selection dialog. Press 4
or 2 to highlight pictures (only pictures
to which the operation applies are available for selection).
• Delete > Delete selected images (0 121)
• DPOF print order > Select/set (0 142)
• Protect > Select/set (0 146)
• Rating (0 146)
• D-Lighting (0 147)
• Resize > Select images (0 148)
• Crop > Select images (0 149)
• Edit movie (0 150)
• Change theme (0 152)
A Inspecting Pictures
The picture currently highlighted in the
thumbnail display can be inspected by pressing the X button; except in the cases of DPOF
print order, Rating, and Change theme, the
picture will be displayed full screen while the
button is pressed.
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Image Review
If On is selected, pictures will be displayed immediately after
shooting. To view pictures when Off is selected, press the K
button.
Rotate Tall
Choose whether to rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for
display during playback. Note that because the camera itself is
already in the appropriate orientation during shooting, images
are not rotated automatically during image review.
On
Off
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are automatically rotated
for display in the camera monitor. Pictures taken with Off
selected for Auto image rotation (0 199) will be displayed in
“wide” (landscape) orientation.
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are displayed in “wide”
(landscape) orientation.
Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Note that this
option does NOT protect files from deletion when the memory
card is formatted (0 193).
Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures (0 145) and press 1 or 3 to
Select/set select or deselect. Press J to exit when the operation is complete.
Reset
Remove protection from all pictures.
o
Rating
Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures (0 145) and press 1 or 3 to
choose a rating (0 122). Press J to exit when the operation is
complete.
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D-Lighting
Applied to selected images, D-Lighting creates copies that have
been processed to brighten shadows. Use to retouch dark or
backlit photographs.
Before
After
Press 4 or 2 to highlight an image
(0 145) and press J to display the
options shown at right. Press 1 or 3 to
choose the amount of correction performed (the effect can be previewed in
the display) and press J to create a
retouched copy.
D D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in copies created with D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible with some
subjects.
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A Image Size
Copies created from JPEG photos are the same size as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as JPEG images
with a size of 4608 × 3072.
Resize
Create small copies of selected photographs. Select Choose size and choose a
size from 1280×856; 1.1M (1280 × 856 pixels), 960×640; 0.6 M (960 × 640 pixels), and
640×424; 0.3M (640 × 424 pixels), and then
choose Select images. Press 4 or 2 to
highlight pictures (0 145) and press 1 or 3 to select or deselect.
When the selection is complete, press J to display a confirmation
dialog and select Yes to save the resized copies.
D Resized Copies
Playback zoom may not be available with resized copies.
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Crop
Create a cropped copy of selected photographs.
Select
images
Aspect
ratio
To select an image for trimming, choose Select images, highlight a picture (0 145), and press J.
Choose from aspect ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 1 : 1, and 16 : 9.
The selected image will be displayed with
a default crop of the selected aspect ratio
shown in yellow. Use the controls below
to size and position the crop and save the
copy.
Use
Description
Decrease crop
size
To
W
Press the W button to decrease the size of
the crop.
Increase crop
size
X
Press the X button to increase the size of the
crop.
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to position the crop.
Position crop
Create copy
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D Cropped Copies
J
Save the current crop as a separate file.
Playback zoom may not be available with
cropped copies. The size of the copy varies
with crop size and aspect ratio and appears
at upper left in the crop display.
Face-Priority Zoom
If On is selected, 4 and 2 can be used during playback zoom to
select faces detected with face priority. If Off is selected, 4 and
2 can be used with 1 and 3 to scroll the display.
Edit Movie
Trim footage from movies to create edited copies.
1 Choose an edit option.
Highlight one of the following options
and press 2:
• Choose start point: Remove all frames
before a chosen starting frame.
Start point
• Choose end point: Remove all frames after a chosen closing
frame.
End point
o
2 Select a movie.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight a movie (0 145) and press J to
select.
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3 Pause the movie on opening or closing frame.
Play the movie back, pressing J to
begin and resume playback and 3 to
pause (0 70; the first frame is indicated by a h icon in the display, the
last frame by i). While playback is
paused, press 4 or 2 to rewind or
advance one frame at a time. Pause
playback when you reach the frame
that will become the new opening or
closing frame.
4 Delete the unwanted frames.
Press 1 to delete all frames before
(Choose start point) or after (Choose
end point) the current frame.
5 Save the copy.
Highlight Yes and press J to save the
edited copy. If necessary, the copy can
be trimmed as described above to
remove additional footage.
o
D Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created
at the current playback position, the current position will be displayed
in red in Step 4 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved
if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly, use a fullycharged battery when editing movies.
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Change Theme
Assign existing Motion Snapshots new themes (NMS-format files
only; Motion Snapshots created with MOV file selected for File
format in the shooting menu can not be assigned new themes).
Choose from Beauty, Waves, Relaxation, Tenderness, and
None. Highlight a Motion Snapshot and press J to display a list
of themes (to play a theme, highlight it and press the $ button; volume can be raised or lowered by pressing the X or W
button). Highlight the new theme and press J. A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; select Yes to save the selected Motion
Snapshot with the new theme.
A See Also
See page 160 for information on Motion Snapshot file formats.
o
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iThe Shooting Menu
To display the shooting menu, press G and select Shooting.
G button
The shooting menu contains the following options:
Option
Description
Reset shooting Reset shooting options to default
options
values.
Choose how the camera sets
Exposure
shutter speed and aperture in
mode
Motion Snapshot mode (0 83).
Choose a file format and
Image quality
compression ratio.
Image size
Choose the number of shots
selected by the Smart Photo
Selector (0 78).
Choose when the movie portion
Movie before/
of Motion Snapshots is recorded
after
(0 83).
Choose a file format for new
File format
Motion Snapshots (0 83).
Choose how the camera meters
Metering
exposure.
Number of
shots saved
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Choose a size for new photos.
Default
0
—
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Scene auto selector
155
JPEG normal
156
4608 × 3072; 14.2 M
(standard photos)/
Normal panorama
(panoramas)
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5
159
1.0 s : 0.6 s
159
NMS files
160
Matrix
160
Option
Description
Choose whether the camera
corrects barrel and pin-cushion
Auto distortion distortion (also applies during
control
underwater shooting with
special-purpose waterproof
lenses; 0 56).
Choose a color space for new
Color space
pictures.
Active
Avoid loss of detail in highlights
D-Lighting
and shadows.
Enhance detail in highlights and
shadows when photographing
HDR
high-contrast scenes with
Backlighting selected in creative
mode.
Long exposure Reduce noise in long timeNR
exposures.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR
Optical VR
lenses with vibration reduction.
Choose whether to use vibration
reduction in Motion Snapshot
mode (0 83). This feature is
Electronic VR
available even if vibration
reduction is not offered by the
attached 1 NIKKOR lens.
Focus mode Choose how the camera focuses.
Choose how the focus area is
AF-area mode
selected.
Face-priority Turn face priority on or off.
Built-in AF
Control the built-in AF-assist
assist
illuminator.
Choose a flash mode for the builtFlash control
in flash.
Flash
Control flash output.
compensation
Default
0
Off
161
sRGB
162
On
163
On
46
Off
164
Active/On *
164
On
165
See page 166
165
Auto-area
170
On
172
On
172
TTL (Manual: Full)
173
0.0
173
i
* Varies with lens (0 164).
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Reset Shooting Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the shooting menu and other
shooting settings to default values (0 153, 219).
Exposure Mode
The options in the exposure mode menu offer varying degrees
of control over shutter speed and aperture in Motion Snapshot
mode (0 83).
An automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode in which the
camera not only chooses shutter speed and aperture
but adjusts other settings to suit the subject (automatic
scene selection; 0 33).
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal
P Programmed exposure (0 40). Recommended for snapshots and in
auto
other situations in which there is little time to adjust
camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
S Shutteraperture for best results (0 41). Use to freeze or blur
priority auto
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutter
A Aperturespeed for best results (0 42). Use to blur the backpriority auto ground or bring both foreground and background into
focus.
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 43). Set
M Manual
shutter speed to “Bulb” for long time-exposures.
h Scene auto
selector
i
A ISO Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M Modes)
When an “auto” option is selected for ISO sensitivity (0 183), the camera will automatically adjust sensitivity within the selected range if
optimal exposure can not be achieved at the selected shutter speed or
aperture.
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Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs.
Option
File type
NEF (RAW)
NEF
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG
JPEG basic
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG fine
NEF/
JPEG
Description
Compressed 12-bit raw data from the image sensor
are saved directly to the memory card. White balance, contrast, and other settings can be adjusted
on a computer after shooting.
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Image Size
Choose the size of photographs.
❚❚ Standard Photographs
The following options are available in still image and Smart
Photo Selector modes and when an option other than Easy panorama is selected in creative mode.
Option
Size (pixels) Approximate print size at 300 dpi (cm/in.) *
# 4608×3072; 14.2 M 4608 × 3072
39.0 × 26.0/15.4 × 10.2
$ 3456×2304; 8.0 M 3456 × 2304
29.3 × 19.5/11.5 × 7.7
% 2304×1536; 3.5 M 2304 × 1536
19.5 × 13.0/ 7.7 × 5.1
i
* Print size in inches equals image size in pixels divided by printer resolution
in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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❚❚ Panoramas
The following options are available when Easy panorama is
selected in creative mode.
Option
A
B
Normal
panorama
Wide
panorama
Size (pixels) 1
Camera panned
horizontally: 4800 × 920
Camera panned
vertically: 1536 × 4800
Camera panned
horizontally: 9600 × 920
Camera panned
vertically: 1536 × 9600
Approximate print size at 300 dpi
(cm/in.) 2
40.6 × 7.8/16.0 × 3.0
13.0 × 40.6/5.1 × 16.0
81.3 × 7.8/32.0 × 3.1
13.0 × 81.3/5.1 × 32.0
1 Figures for horizontal and vertical panorama are reversed if camera is
rotated 90 degrees.
2 Print size in inches equals image size in pixels divided by printer resolution
in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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A NEF (RAW)/NEF (RAW) + JPEG
The option selected for image size does not affect the size of NEF (RAW)
images. NEF (RAW) images can be viewed on the camera or using software such as Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 202) or ViewNX 2
(supplied).
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG are viewed on the camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed. When photographs taken at
these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be deleted.
A File Names
Photos and movies are stored as image files with names of the form
“xxx_nnnn.yyy,” where:
• xxx is either NMS (Motion Snapshots recorded with NMS files
selected for File format; 0 160) or DSC (photos, MOV-format Motion
Snapshots, and movies, including copies created with Edit movie;
0 150),
• nnnn a four-digit number between 0001 and 9999 assigned automatically in ascending order by the camera, and
• yyy one of the following three letter extensions: “NEF” for NEF (RAW)
images, “JPG” for JPEG images, or “MOV” for movies.
The NEF and JPEG files recorded at settings of NEF (RAW)+JPEG have
the same file names but different extensions. Trimmed copies created
with Edit movie (0 150) have file names beginning with “DSC”; copies
created with the other retouch options in the playback menu have file
names beginning with “CSC” (e.g., “CSC_0001.JPG”). Images recorded
with Adobe RGB selected for Color space (0 162) have names that
begin with an underscore (e.g., “_DSC0001.JPG”).
A Image Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each photograph occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher quality images
can be printed at larger sizes but also require more memory, meaning
that fewer such images can be stored on the memory card (0 220).
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Number of Shots Saved
Choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector. If 5 is selected, the camera will save the best shot and 4 best
shot candidates. If 1 is selected, the camera will save only the
best shot.
Movie Before/After
Choose whether the movie portions of Motion Snapshots end
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way or about
0.6 s after (0 83). If 1.6 s : 0 s is selected, the photograph used
for the Motion Snapshot will feature the last frame of the movie.
Movie footage starts about a second before the shutterrelease button is pressed all the way down and ends about
0.6 s after.
Shutter-release button
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
pressed all the way down
1.0 s : 0.6 s
1.0 s
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1.6 s
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0.6 s
Movie footage
The camera records about 1.6 s of movie footage, ending
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release button
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
pressed all the way down
File Format
Choose the file format for Motion Snapshots (0 83).
Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 4 s MOV file and a JPEG
NMS files image. Motion Snapshots can only be viewed on the camera or
using ViewNX 2 (0 128).
Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 10 s MOV file that can be
viewed in a variety of computer applications. The Motion SnapMOV file shot is not displayed automatically when shooting ends (0 84);
for information on viewing Motion Snapshot movies, see page
70.
Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure.
The camera meters a wide area of the frame and adjusts for
contrast (tone distribution), color, composition, and subject
distance, producing natural results in most situations.
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns the greatest
Center- weight to the center area. This is the classic meter for porM
weighted traits and is recommended if you are using filters with an
exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
The camera meters the current focus area; use to meter offcenter subjects (if Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode
as described on page 170, the camera will meter the center
focus area, while during face priority the camera will meter
N Spot
the focus area closest to the center of the selected face;
0 34). Spot metering ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when framed against a background
that is much brighter or darker.
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Auto Distortion Control
Reduce distortion caused by the optical characteristics of the
lens. The options available depend on the type of lens attached.
The following options are available with special-purpose waterproof lenses:
On (above water)
On (underwater)
Off
Reduce barrel distortion in pictures taken with
wide-angle lenses and pin-cushion distortion in
pictures taken with long lenses.
Reduce pin-cushion distortion in pictures taken
underwater (0 56).
Auto distortion control off.
The following options are available with other 1 NIKKOR lenses:
On
Off
Reduce barrel distortion in pictures taken with
wide-angle lenses and pin-cushion distortion in
pictures taken with long lenses.
Auto distortion control off.
Auto distortion control is available only with 1 NIKKOR lenses
and not with NIKKOR lenses attached using the FT1 mount
adapter (0 201, 243). Results are not guaranteed with thirdparty lenses. Note that when auto distortion control is enabled,
the edges of photographs may be cropped out and there may
be an increase in the time needed to process images before they
are saved.
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Color Space
The color space determines the gamut of colors available for
color reproduction. Choose sRGB for general-purpose printing
and display; Adobe RGB, with its broader gamut of colors, is
more suited to shots destined for professional publication and
commercial printing.
A Adobe RGB
For accurate color reproduction, Adobe RGB images require applications, displays, and printers that support color management.
A Color Space
ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created
with this camera. Results can not be guaranteed with third-party software.
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Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows
for natural contrast. Use with high contrast scenes such as a
brightly lit outdoor view framed in a door or window or a subjects in the shade on a sunny day. It is most effective when used
with Matrix metering (0 160).
Active D-Lighting: Off
Active D-Lighting: Y On
D Active D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in photographs taken with Active D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible
with some subjects.
A “Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure
before shooting to optimize the dynamic range, while the D-Lighting
option in the playback menu (0 147) brightens shadows in images
after shooting.
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Long Exposure NR
Photographs taken at slow shutter speeds are automatically processed to reduce “noise” (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright
pixels, or fog), slightly increasing recording times. Selecting On
increases the amount of noise reduction performed at shutter
speeds slower than 1 s and increases the time required to record
images by roughly 1.5 to 2 times. During processing, a warning
will be displayed and pictures can not be taken (if the camera is
turned off before processing is complete, the picture will be
saved but noise reduction will not be performed). In continuous
release mode, frame rates will slow and while photographs are
being processed, the capacity of the memory buffer will drop.
Optical VR
This option is available with 1 NIKKOR lenses that support vibration reduction (VR). The options available vary with the type of
lens: Normal/Active/Off for lenses that support active vibration
reduction and On/Off for other VR lenses. Choose Active, Normal, or On to reduce the effects of vibration; choose Active
when shooting from a moving vehicle or while walking or for
other forms of strong camera shake, Normal for the relatively
mild camera shake that occurs while standing still.
A Vibration Reduction
When the camera is panned, vibration reduction applies only to motion
that is not part of the pan (if the camera is panned horizontally, for
example, vibration reduction will be applied only to vertical shake),
making it much easier to pan the camera smoothly in a wide arc. The
composition may appear to change after the shutter is released, but
this does not indicate a malfunction.
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Electronic VR
Select On to enable electronic vibration reduction while recording Motion Snapshots. This feature is available even if the
attached 1 NIKKOR lens does not support vibration reduction.
Note that there will be a slight delay before recording begins
and that the edges of the image will be cropped out when On is
selected.
Focus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-A
AF-S
AF-C
AF-F
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MF
Auto-select AF: The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject is
stationary, AF-C if it is moving.
Single AF: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. *
Continuous AF: For subjects in motion. The
camera focuses continuously on the subject in the AF-area brackets while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway (note that the AF-area brackets
appear only in the detailed display; 0 7).
Photos can be taken whether or not the
AF-area brackets
camera is in focus.
Full-time AF: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously; photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.
Manual focus: Focus manually (0 168). Photos can be taken whether
or not the camera is in focus.
* Shutter can only be released if camera is able to focus.
A Focus Mode
The options available vary as shown below.
Menu
Shooting
Movies
Focus mode
AF-A (default), AF-S, AF-C, MF
P Programmed auto, S Shutterpriority auto, A Aperture-priority AF-F (default), AF-S, MF
auto, M Manual
y Slow motion
AF-S (default), MF
A See Also
See page 194 for information on controlling the beep that sounds
when the camera focuses.
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A Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus
under these conditions, or the focus area may be displayed in green
and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released
even when the subject is not in focus. In these cases, focus manually
(0 168) or use focus lock (0 171) to focus on another subject at the
same distance, and then recompose the photograph.
There is little or no contrast between
the subject and the background.
Example: The
subject is the
same color as
the background.
The subject contains objects at different distances from the camera.
Example: The
subject is
inside a cage.
The subject is dominated by regular
geometric patterns.
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Example: Blinds
or a row of
windows in a
skyscraper.
The subject is partially obscured by
floating particles.
Example: Underwater photography.
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The subject contains areas of sharply
contrasting brightness.
Examples: The
subject is half
in the shade; a
night scene
with point illumination.
Background objects appear larger
than the subject.
Example: A
building is in
the frame
behind the
subject.
The subject contains many fine details
or is made up of objects that are small
or lack variation in brightness.
Example: A field
of flowers.
Manual Focus
Manual focus can be used when autofocus does not produce the
desired results.
1 Select manual focus.
Highlight Manual focus in the focus
mode menu (0 165) and press 2.
2 Choose a magnification.
Highlight an option and press J.
Choose from 10× zoom, 5× zoom, 2×
zoom, and 1× zoom (zoom off ).
3 Display the manual focus guides.
In the shooting display, press J to
magnify the view at the center of the
frame by the amount selected in
Step 2 (this feature is not available
during movie recording or in slowmotion movie mode). Manual focus
guides are also displayed.
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4 Focus.
Use the X and W buttons to focus. W button
Press X to increase the focus distance,
W to decrease. The focus indicator
shows the approximate focus distance. Press J when the subject is in
focus.
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to view areas of
the frame not currently visible in the
display; the visible portion is shown
by the navigation window.
X button
Focus indicator
Navigation window
A Focal Plane Position
Approx. 17 mm
To determine the distance between your
subject and the camera, measure from the
focal plane mark on the camera body. The
distance between the lens mounting flange
and the focal plane is approximately 17 mm
(0.7 in.).
Focal plane mark
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AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus area for autofocus is selected.
e Auto-area
c
Singlepoint *
Singlec point
(center)
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Subject
tracking *
The camera automatically detects the subject and selects
the focus area.
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
focus area over your subject
and press J; the camera
focuses on the subject in the
Focus area
selected focus area only. Use
with stationary subjects.
This option is available when Underwater is selected in
creative mode (0 55). The camera focuses on the subject
in the center focus area.
Focus area
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
focus area over your subject
and press J. The focus area
will track the subject as it
moves through the frame. The
camera will focus on the
selected subject when the
shutter-release
button
is
pressed halfway. To end focus
tracking when shooting is
complete, press J.
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* Not available when Underwater is selected in creative mode.
A Subject Tracking
The camera may be unable to track subjects if they move quickly, leave
the frame or are obscured by other objects, change visibly in size, color,
or brightness, or are too small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar
in color or brightness to the background.
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Focus Lock
When Single AF is selected for Focus mode (0 165), focus lock
can be used to change the composition after focusing on the
subject in the center of the frame, allowing you to focus on a
subject that will not be in the center of the final composition. If
the camera is unable to focus using autofocus (0 167), you can
also focus on another subject at the same distance and then use
focus lock to recompose the photograph. Focus lock is most
effective when an option other than Auto-area is selected for
AF-area mode (0 170).
1 Lock focus.
Position the subject in the center of
the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway to initiate
focus. Check that the focus area is displayed in green. Focus will remain
locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
2 Recompose the photograph and shoot.
Focus will remain locked between
shots.
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Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect. If the subject moves, lift your finger from the shutter-release button to end focus lock and then
focus again at the new distance.
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Face-Priority
Choose On to enable face priority (0 34).
Built-in AF Assist
When On is selected, the built-in AFassist illuminator will light to illuminate
poorly-lit subjects if:
• AF-S is selected for focus mode (0 165)
or single AF is selected in AF-A, and
• Auto-area, Single-point, or Singlepoint (center) is selected for AF-area
mode (0 170).
AF-assist illuminator
The AF-assist illuminator will not light to assist the focus operation in advanced movie mode, during movie recording, or when
Off is selected. If the AF-assist illuminator does not light, autofocus may not produce the desired results when lighting is poor.
A The AF-Assist Illuminator
Larger lenses may prevent the illuminator lighting all or part of the subject. Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator. Information on
the modes in which AF-assist is available may be found on page 215.
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Flash Control
Choose a flash control mode for the built-in and optional flash
units.
1 TTL
2 Manual
Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to shooting conditions (TTL flash control).
Choose a flash level between Full
and 1/32 (1/32 of full power). At full
power, the built-in flash has a guide
number of about 5/16 (m/ft, ISO
100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, the
guide number is about 6.3/20.7).
A Y icon flashes in the display
during flash photography when
this option is selected.
Flash Compensation
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Flash compensation alters flash output
from the level suggested by the camera,
changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Choose
from values between –3 EV (darker) and
+1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV; in
general, positive values make the subject brighter while negative values make it darker.
A Y icon is displayed when flash compensation is in effect. Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash
compensation to ±0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is
turned off.
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(The Movie Menu
To display the movie menu, press G and select Movies.
G button
The movie menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset movie
options
Description
Reset movie menu options to
their default values.
Choose a frame rate for slowFrame rate
motion movies (0 72).
Choose HD movie frame size
Movie settings
and frame rate (0 67).
Choose how the camera
Metering
meters exposure.
Movie sound
options
Choose sound recording
options.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR
lenses with vibration
reduction.
Choose how the camera
Focus mode
focuses.
Choose how the focus area is
AF-area mode
selected.
Face-priority Turn face priority on or off.
Optical VR
Default
0
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400 fps
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1080/60i
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Matrix
160
Microphone:
Auto sensitivity (A)
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Wind noise reduction: On
Active/On 1
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See page 166
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Auto-area 2
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On
3
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1 Varies with lens (0 164).
2 The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame when
y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode.
3 Face detection is not available when y Slow motion is selected in
advanced movie mode.
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Reset Movie Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the movie menu to default values (0 174).
Frame Rate
Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies (0 72). The faster
the frame rate, the smaller the frame size.
Option
400 fps
1200 fps
Frame size (pixels)
640 × 240
320 × 120
Bit rate
(approx.)
2 Mbps
1 Mbps
Maximum length Maximum length
(shooting)
(playback) *
3 seconds
40 seconds
3 seconds
2 minutes
* All figures are approximate. Slow-motion movies will play back over a
period of about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recording time.
A See Also
For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 222.
Movie Settings
Choose a frame size and frame rate for HD movies (0 67).
Option
Frame size (pixels) Recording rate
t 1080/60i
59.94 fields/s *
1920 × 1080
r 1080/30p
29.97 fps
u 720/60p
59.94 fps
1280 × 720
s 720/30p
29.97 fps
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* Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Bit rate
(approx.) Maximum length
24 Mbps
20 minutes
24 Mbps
16 Mbps
29 minutes
12 Mbps
A Photo Frame Size
Photographs recorded by pressing the shutter-release button all the
way down during movie recording have an aspect ratio of 3 : 2. The
frame size varies with the option selected for Movie settings:
• 1080/60i and 1080/30p: 4608 × 3072 pixels
• 720/60p and 720/30p: 1280 × 856 pixels
A See Also
For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 222.
Movie Sound Options
Adjust movie sound recording settings for the built-in microphone.
❚❚ Microphone
Select Microphone off to disable sound recording. Selecting
any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to
the selected sensitivity.
A The 2 Icon
Movies recorded with the microphone off are indicated by a 2 icon in
full-frame and movie playback.
❚❚ Wind Noise Reduction
Select On to enable the low-cut filter, reducing noise produced
by wind blowing over the microphone (note that other sounds
may also be affected).
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)The Image Processing Menu
To display the image processing menu, press G and select
Image processing.
G button
The image processing menu contains the following options:
Option
Reset
processing
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
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Description
Default
0
Reset image processing
options to their default values.
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Auto
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Auto (160–3200)
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Standard
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On
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Adjust settings for different
types of lighting.
Control the camera’s sensitivity
to light.
Choose how the camera
processes pictures.
Create custom Picture
Controls.
Reduce noise at high ISO
sensitivities.
Reset Processing Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the image processing menu to
default values (0 177).
White Balance
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources, but other values can be selected if necessary
according to the type of source.
v Auto
Y Underwater
J
I
H
N
G
M
L
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset manual
Automatic white balance adjustment. Recommended in most situations.
For underwater photography. The camera automatically corrects for the blue cast produced by underwater lighting.
Use under incandescent lighting.
Use with cool-white fluorescent lighting.
Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
Use with built-in flash.
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.
Measure white balance (0 180).
A White Balance and Shooting Mode
In auto and best moment capture modes and creative modes other
than P, S, A, and M, and when h Scene auto selector (0 155) is chosen
in Motion Snapshot mode, white balance is adjusted automatically
according to the scene.
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Fine-Tuning White Balance
Options other than Preset manual can be fine-tuned as follows:
1 Display fine-tuning options.
Highlight an option other than Preset
manual and press 2 to display the
fine-tuning options shown at right.
Coordinates
Adjustment
2 Fine-tune white balance.
Use the multi selector to fine-tune white balance.
Increase green
Increase blue
Increase amber
Increase magenta
A White Balance Fine Tuning
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The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute. For
example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such
as J (incandescent) is selected will make photographs slightly
“colder” but will not actually make them blue.
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J. An asterisk will appear next to the white balance
icon (0 5) in the detailed display (0 7) to show that white
balance has been altered from default values.
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Preset Manual
Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance
settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast.
1 Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that
will be used in the final photograph. A standard gray panel
can be used for increased precision.
2 Select Preset manual.
Highlight Preset manual in the white
balance menu and press 2. The dialog
shown at right will be displayed; highlight Yes and press J to overwrite the
existing value for preset manual white
balance.
The message shown at right will be
displayed.
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3 Measure white balance.
When the camera is ready to measure
white balance, a flashing L will be displayed. Before the indicator stops flashing, frame the reference object so that
it fills the display and press the shutterrelease button all the way down. No
photograph will be recorded; white balance can be measured accurately even
when the camera is not in focus.
4 Check the results.
If the camera was able to measure a
value for white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed. To
return to shooting mode immediately,
press the shutter-release button halfway.
If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure
white balance. The message at right
will be displayed. Return to Step 3 and
measure white balance again.
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D Auto Power Off
White balance measurement will end without a new value being
acquired if no operations are performed for the time selected for Auto
power off in the setup menu (0 195; the default is 1 minute).
D Preset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a time;
the existing value will be replaced when a new value is measured. Note
that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring
white balance; in mode M, adjust exposure so that the exposure indicator shows ±0 (0 43).
A Color Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other
conditions. Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same wavelengths. While light sources with a color temperature in the neighborhood of 5000–5500 K appear white, light sources with a lower color
temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly yellow
or red. Light sources with a higher color temperature appear tinged
with blue. The camera white balance options are adapted to the following color temperatures (all figures are approximate):
• Sodium-vapor lamps: 2700 K
• J (incandescent)/
Warm-white fluorescent: 3000 K
• White fluorescent: 3700 K
• I (cool-white fluorescent): 4200 K
• Day white fluorescent: 5000 K
• H (direct sunlight): 5200 K
• N (flash): 5400 K
• G (cloudy): 6000 K
• Daylight fluorescent: 6500 K
• Mercury-vapor lamps: 7200 K
• M (shade): 8000 K
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ISO Sensitivity
The camera’s sensitivity to light can be adjusted according to the
amount of light available. The higher the ISO sensitivity, the less
light needed to make an exposure, allowing faster shutter
speeds or smaller apertures.
The camera adjusts ISO sensitivity in response to
lighting conditions. ISO sensitivity is adjusted in
q Auto (160–6400)
the range given in brackets; choose larger ranges
x Auto (160–3200)
for increased sensitivity when lighting is poor,
w Auto (160–800)
smaller ranges to reduce noise (randomly-spaced
bright pixels, fog, or lines).
160, 200, 400, 800,
ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value.
1600, 3200, 6400
A “Auto” ISO Sensitivity Options
When auto ISO sensitivity control is in effect,
the display shows an ISO AUTO icon and the
current ISO sensitivity.
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Picture Control
Choose how the camera processes photographs.
Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended in most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for
R Neutral
photographs that will later be extensively processed
or retouched.
Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.
S Vivid
Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
T Monochrome Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for natural texture and a rounded
e Portrait
feel.
Take vibrant photographs of landscapes and cityf Landscape
scapes.
Q Standard
Modifying Picture Controls
Existing preset and custom Picture Controls (0 188) can be
modified to suit the scene or your creative intent.
1 Display options.
Highlight an item in the Picture Control menu and press 2 to display Picture Control settings (0 186; the
settings available with custom Picture
Controls are the same as the preset
controls on which they are based). To
use an unmodified Picture Control,
highlight it and press J.
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2 Adjust settings.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
setting and press 4 or 2 to choose a
value. Repeat this step until all settings have been adjusted, or select
Quick adjust to choose a preset combination of settings. Default settings can be restored by
pressing the O button.
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J.
A Preset Picture Controls Versus Custom Picture Controls
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera are referred to as preset
Picture Controls. Custom Picture Controls are created through modifications to existing Picture Controls using the Custom Picture Control
option in the image processing menu (0 188). If desired, custom Picture Controls can be saved to a memory card and copied to other
Nikon 1 AW1 cameras or loaded into compatible software (0 189).
A Modified Picture Controls
Picture Controls that have been modified
from default settings are indicated by an
asterisk (“*”) in the Picture Control menu
(0 184) and in the detailed display (0 7).
A Picture Control and Shooting Mode
In auto and best moment capture modes and creative modes other
than P, S, A, and M, and when h Scene auto selector (0 155) is chosen
in Motion Snapshot mode, the camera automatically chooses a Picture
Control according to the scene.
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❚❚ Picture Control Settings
Quick adjust
Manual
adjustments
(all Picture
Controls)
Mute or exaggerate the effect of the
selected Picture Control (note that this
resets all manual adjustments). Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, or custom
Picture Controls.
Manually adjust the sharpness of outlines,
Sharpening or select A to adjust sharpness automatically.
Adjust contrast manually, or select A for
Contrast
automatic contrast adjustment.
Adjust brightness without affecting expoBrightness
sure.
Control the vividness of colors. Select A to
Saturation
adjust saturation automatically.
Manual
adjustments
(non-monochrome
Hue
only)
Filter
Manual
effects
adjustments
(monochrome only) Toning
Adjust hue.
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs.
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs.
D “A” (Auto)
Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame.
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A Previous Settings
The line under the value displayed in the Picture Control setting menu indicates the previous value for the setting. Use this as a
reference when adjusting settings.
A Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Y (yellow)
O (orange)
R (red)
G (green)
Enhance contrast. Can be used to reduce the brightness
of the sky in landscape photographs. Orange produces
more contrast than yellow, red more contrast than orange.
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more pronounced
than those produced by physical glass filters.
A Toning (Monochrome Only)
Choose from B&W (black-and-white), Sepia,
Cyanotype (blue-tinted monochrome), Red,
Yellow, Green, Blue Green, Blue, Purple
Blue, Red Purple. Pressing 3 when Toning
is highlighted displays saturation options.
Press 4 or 2 to adjust saturation. Saturation
control is not available when B&W (blackand-white) is selected.
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Custom Picture Control
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified
and saved as custom Picture Controls.
Edit/Save
To create a custom Picture Control, select Edit/save and follow
the steps below.
1 Select a Picture Control.
Highlight an existing Picture Control
and press 2, or press J to proceed to
Step 3 to save a copy of the highlighted Picture Control without further modification.
2 Edit the selected Picture Control.
See page 186 for more information. To
abandon any changes and start over
from default settings, press the O button. Press J when settings are complete.
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3 Save the Picture Control.
Highlight a destination (C-1 through
C-9) and press J to save the custom
Picture Control and return to the
image processing menu.
The new Picture Control will be listed
in the Picture Control menu.
Load from/Save to Card
Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility
available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as
Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded into
the camera, or custom Picture Controls created with the camera
can be copied to the memory card to be used in other
Nikon 1 AW1 cameras and compatible software and then
deleted when no longer needed.
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To copy custom Picture Controls to or from the memory card, or
to delete custom Picture Controls from the memory card, select
Load from/save to card in the Custom Picture Control menu.
The following options will be displayed:
Copy custom Picture Controls from the memory card to
custom Picture Controls C-1 through C-9.
Delete selected custom Picture
Controls from the memory
card. The confirmation dialog
shown at right will be disDelete from card
played before a Picture Control
is deleted; to delete the
selected Picture Control, highlight Yes and press J.
Copy a custom Picture Control (C-1 through C-9) to a
Copy to card
selected destination (1 through 99) on the memory card.
Copy to camera
A Copy to Card
Up to 99 custom Picture Controls can be stored on the memory card at
any one time. The memory card can only be used to store user-created
custom Picture Controls. The preset Picture Controls supplied with the
camera can not be copied to the memory card or deleted.
A Custom Picture Control > Delete
The Delete option in the Custom Picture Control menu can be used to
delete selected custom Picture Controls from the camera when they
are no longer needed.
High ISO Noise Reduction
Select On to reduce “noise” (randomly-spaced bright pixels,
lines, or fog). If Off is selected, noise reduction will only be performed at high ISO sensitivities; the amount of noise reduction is
less than that performed when On is selected.
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gThe Setup Menu
To display the setup menu, press G and select Setup.
G button
The setup menu contains the following options:
Option
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Description
Reset setup menu options
Reset setup options
to default values.
Format memory card Format the memory card.
Allow the shutter to be
Slot empty release released when no memory
lock
card is inserted in the camera.
Adjust display brightness
Display
and contrast or view or
hide a framing grid.
Choose the sounds made
Sound settings
during shooting.
Choose the auto power off
Auto power off
delay.
Choose whether exposure
Shutter button AE locks when the shutterlock
release button is pressed
halfway.
Control lock
Disable selected controls.
Record or view location
data or use location data
to set the clock, update
Location data
assisted GPS files, and
choose auto power off
options for when the location data function is active.
Default
0
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Release locked
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Display brightness: 0
High contrast display: Off 194
Grid display: Off
Autofocus/self-timer: On
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Shutter: On
1 min
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Off
195
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Record location data: No
Set clock from satellite:
107
Yes
Auto power off: Disable
Option
Description
Default
Log location and depth in
Create log
files saved to the memory
—
card.
Delete logs from the mem—
Delete log
ory card.
Calibrate the built-in elecCompass correction
—
tronic compass.
Choose whether the camAltimeter/depth gauge:
Altitude/depth
era reports altitude or
Altimeter
options
depth; calibrate the altimAltitude/Depth Units: m
eter or depth gauge.
Choose whether remote
controls for HDMI-CEC
devices to which the camOn
HDMI device control
era 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.
Daylight saving time: Off
Choose a language for the
—
Language
camera displays.
Record camera orientation
On
Auto image rotation
with pictures.
Wireless mobile
Enable or disable the wire—
adapter *
less mobile adapter.
Check and optimize the
Pixel mapping
camera image sensor and
—
image processors.
Display the current firmFirmware version
—
ware version.
0
110
113
114
196
137
197
197
198
198
199
99
200
200
* Available only when optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter is attached.
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Reset Setup Options
Select Yes to reset all setup menu options other than Flicker
reduction, Time zone and date, and Language to default values.
Format Memory Card
Select Yes to format the memory card. Note that this permanently
deletes all data on the card, including protected images; before
proceeding, be sure to copy important pictures and other data
to a computer (0 130). To exit without formatting the memory
card, highlight No and press J.
The message shown at right is displayed
while the card is formatted; do not remove
the memory card or remove or disconnect
the power source until formatting is complete.
Slot Empty Release Lock
If Enable release is selected, the shutter can be released when
no memory card is inserted. No pictures will be recorded,
although they will be displayed in demo mode. Select Release
locked to enable the shutter only when a card is inserted.
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Display
Adjust the following display options.
Display Brightness
Press 1 or 3 to choose a value for monitor brightness. Choose higher values to
brighten the display and lower values to
make the display darker. Hi (maximum
brightness) is automatically selected in
outdoor mode (0 98).
High Contrast Display
Select On to increase display contrast,
making the display easier to read in sunlight or under bright lights. On is automatically selected in outdoor mode
(0 98).
Grid Display
Select On to display a framing grid
(0 30).
Sound Settings
Highlight items and press 2 to select or
deselect. If Autofocus/self-timer is
selected, a beep will sound when the
camera focuses and during self-timer
photography; to mute the beep, remove
the check from this item. Select Shutter
to play a sound when the shutter is
released, or remove the check from this
item to mute the shutter. Press J to exit
when settings are complete.
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Auto Power Off
Choose how long the display remains on
when no operations are per formed
(0 22). Choose shorter delays to reduce
the drain on the battery. Once the display
has turned off, it can be reactivated by
pressing the shutter-release button.
A Location Data > Auto Power Off
If Disable is selected for Location data > Auto power off, the display
will remain on indefinitely while the location data function is enabled
(0 107).
Shutter Button AE Lock
If On is selected, exposure will lock while
the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
Control Lock
Disable or enable any or all of the X, W,
C, K, $, and O buttons. Highlight
items and press 2 to select or deselect;
selected items are indicated by check
marks. When your selection is complete,
press J. Controls marked with a check
will be disabled, while those without
checks will be enabled.
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Altitude/Depth Options
Adjust settings for the altimeter and depth gauge.
Altimeter/Depth Gauge
Choose whether the display shows the altitude or depth (0 57,
103).
Altitude/Depth Correction
Select Alt./depth correction to correct altitude or depth using
one of the following methods (corrected values are indicated by
an asterisk).
Correct
manually
Use location
data
Enter a manual altitude or depth
correction. Press 4 or 2 to highlight digits and 1 or 3 to
change. Press J to save changes
and exit.
The camera will display an altitude correction based on current
location data (0 104); highlight
Yes and press J to accept the
suggested value. This option is
not available when location data
are not available (for example,
when No is selected for Location data > Record location
data in the setup menu; 0 104) or when Depth gauge is
selected for Altimeter/depth gauge.
To restore the uncorrected value,
highlight Yes and press J.
Reset
Altitude/Depth Units
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Choose whether the altitude and depth are displayed in meters
(m) or feet (ft).
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Flicker Reduction
Reduce flicker and banding in the display and in movies while
shooting under fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting. Choose a
frequency which matches that of the local AC power supply.
A Flicker Reduction
If you are unsure as to the frequency of the local power supply, test
both options and choose the one that produces the best results. Flicker
reduction may not produce the desired results if the subject is very
bright, in which case you should select mode A or M and choose a
smaller aperture (larger f-number). Flicker reduction is not available
when Underwater is selected in creative mode.
Reset File Numbering
When a photograph is taken or a movie is
recorded, the camera names the file by
adding one to the number of the previous file (0 158). If the current folder is
numbered 999 and contains either 999
photographs or a photograph numbered
9999, the shutter-release button will be disabled and no further
photographs can be taken. To reset file numbering to 0001,
select Yes for Reset file numbering and then either format the
current memory card or insert a new memory card.
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Time Zone and Date
Change time zones, set the camera clock,
choose the date display order, or turn
daylight saving time on or off (0 24).
Note that the clock can not be set while a
track log is active (0 110).
Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set
to the time in the new time zone.
Date and time Set the camera clock.
Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are
Date format
displayed.
Turn daylight saving time on or off. The camera clock will
Daylight
automatically be advanced or set back one hour. The
saving time
default setting is Off.
Time zone
Language
Choose a language for camera messages and displays.
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Auto Image Rotation
Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on
camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or
Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 202). The following orientations are recorded:
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counterclockwise
Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. Choose
this option when panning or taking photographs with the lens
pointing up or down.
D Auto Image Rotation
Image orientation is not recorded for movies, Motion Snapshots, or
panoramas.
A Rotate Tall
To automatically rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs for display during playback, select On for the Rotate tall option in the playback menu (0 146).
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Pixel Mapping
Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image processors if you notice unexpected bright spots in your pictures (note
that the camera comes with the sensor and processors already
optimized). Before performing pixel mapping as described
below, check that the battery is fully charged.
1 Attach a lens and lens cap.
Turn the camera off and attach a 1 NIKKOR lens. Do not
remove the lens cap.
2 Select Pixel mapping.
Turn the camera on, press G, and select Pixel mapping in
the setup menu.
3 Select Yes.
Pixel mapping begins immediately. Note that other operations can not be performed while pixel mapping is in
progress. Do not turn the camera off or remove or disconnect
the power source until pixel mapping is complete.
4 Turn the camera off.
Turn the camera off when pixel mapping is complete.
Firmware Version
View the current firmware version.
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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
adapters
O-rings
O-ring
protectors
O-ring
removers
Silicon
grease
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• Waterproof 1 mount lenses
• 1 mount lenses: Attach the supplied O-ring protector when
using non-waterproof 1 mount lenses (0 203).
Mount Adapter FT1: The FT1 allows NIKKOR F mount lenses to
be used with Nikon 1 interchangeable lens format digital
cameras. The angle of view of an F mount lens mounted on
the FT1 is equivalent to that of a 35 mm format lens with a
focal length about 2.7 × longer. When using the FT1, attach
the supplied O-ring protector. See page 243 for information
on using the FT1. For information on attaching the FT1 and
precautions for use, see the FT1 Mount Adapter User’s Manual. For information on the lenses that can be used, see Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses. The FT1 Mount Adapter User’s
Manual and Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses are included
with the FT1.
O-Ring WP-O2000: O-rings help maintain a waterproof seal
when a special-purpose waterproof lens is attached. Grease
O-rings before first use (0 62).
O-Ring Protector PA-N1000: Protects the O-ring when a nonwaterproof 1 NIKKOR lens is attached (0 203).
O-Ring Remover WP-OR1000: Remove O-rings (0 62).
Silicon Grease WP-G1000: Ensures that special-purpose waterproof lenses rotate freely during attachment and removal.
Power
sources
Software
Body caps
Wireless
mobile
adapters
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20 (0 14–16): Additional
EN-EL20 batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-27 (0 14): 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 208 for details.
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 xxiii 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 Cap BF-N2000: The body cap keeps the dust shield free of
dust when a lens is not in place.
Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b (0 99): Supports two-way communication between the camera and smart devices running
the Wireless Mobile Utility app. Use the Wireless Mobile Utility to take pictures remotely or download existing pictures
to the smart device.
A Optional Accessories
Availability may vary with country or region. See our website or brochures for the latest information.
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Non-Waterproof 1 NIKKOR Lenses
The supplied O-ring protector must be attached to the camera
lens mount before the camera can be used with non-waterproof
1 NIKKOR lenses like the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 shown
in the illustrations below. Use a soft cloth to remove any foreign
matter from the inside of the protector before use, and be careful to prevent dust entering the camera or adhering to the Oring protector.
Remove the rear
lens cap
Remove the camera body cap
Remove the O-ring protector
from the body cap
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Place the O-ring protector
over the O-ring
Mounting mark (camera)
Keeping the mounting marks
aligned, position the lens on
the camera
Mounting mark (lens)
Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place.
If the lens supports vibration reduction Zoom ring
(VR), vibration reduction can be controlled from the camera (0 164). Note
that lenses with retractable lens barrel
buttons can not be used when retracted.
To unlock and extend the lens readying
the camera for use, keep the retractable
lens barrel button pressed (q) while
Retractable lens barrel
button
rotating the zoom ring as shown (w).
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A Detaching Non-Waterproof Lenses
Before removing or exchanging lenses, turn
the camera off. To remove the lens, press and
hold the lens release button (q) while turning the lens as shown (w). After removing
the O-ring protector from the camera, clean
any foreign matter from the O-ring and
replace the lens caps and camera body cap,
and then clean the O-ring protector with a soft cloth and place the protector on the front of the body cap.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
The camera will turn on automatically when the retractable lens
barrel lock is released; in addition, if the view through the lens is displayed or the monitor is off, the camera will turn off when the lens
barrel is locked (in the case of 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 and
1 NIKKOR VR 30–110mm f/3.8–5.6 lenses, firmware version 1.10 or
later is required if locking the lens barrel is to turn the camera off
when the monitor is off; for information on updating lens firmware,
visit the Nikon website for your area).
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. Be careful not to press the retractable lens barrel button
while attaching or removing the lens.
A Optional Lenses with Power Drive Zoom Switches
Slide the power drive zoom switch to T to
zoom in and W to zoom out. The speed with
which the camera zooms in and out varies
with how far you slide the switch. The zoom
position is shown by the zoom guide in the
display.
Zoom guide
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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.
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Approved Eye-Fi Cards
Eye-Fi cards can be inserted in the camera and used to upload
photographs to a preselected destination. Eye-Fi cards are for
use only in the country of purchase in accordance with local regulations. Eye-Fi cards may not be available in some countries or
regions; consult the manufacturer for more information. Be sure
the Eye-Fi card firmware has been updated to the latest version.
When an Eye-Fi card is inserted, its status
is indicated by an icon in the display:
• f (static): Eye-Fi upload enabled; waiting to begin upload.
• f (animated): Eye-Fi upload enabled;
uploading data.
• e: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no pictures available for upload.
• g: Error.
D Eye-Fi Cards
Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal strength is insufficient.
In locations in which wireless devices are prohibited, turn the camera
off and remove the card. See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card,
and direct any inquiries to the manufacturer.
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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/memory
card slot cover.
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. To prevent
damage to the power connector
cable, leave the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover open while
the power connector is inserted.
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3 Connect the AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC
adapter (q) and the EP-5C power cable to the DC socket (w).
A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is
powered by the AC adapter and power connector.
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Storage and Cleaning
Underwater Use
For information on cleaning the camera after use under water or
on the seashore, see page 60.
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
Before using the camera, read the warnings on pages xi–xviii. Read
pages 50–65 before using the camera under water.
Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such
as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold
day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent condensation,
place the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before exposing it to
sudden changes in temperature.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields: Do not use or store this device in the
vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation
or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced
by equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the display,
damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal
circuitry.
Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to attach the body cap if the camera is
without a lens.
Do not touch the dust shield: The dust shield covering the image sensor is
easily damaged. Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on
the shield or poke it with cleaning tools. These actions could scratch or
otherwise damage the shield.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source: Do not
unplug the product or remove the battery while the product is on or
while images are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in
these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of
power, avoid carrying the product from one location to another while
the AC adapter is connected.
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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.
Lenses are easily damaged. Dust and lint should be gently removed with
a blower. When using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to prevent
discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and other stains from the
lens, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a clean, soft cloth and wipe
the lens carefully.
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a cool, dry, wellventilated area. If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the adapter to
prevent fire. If the product will not be used for an extended period,
remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic
bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however, store the camera case in a
plastic bag, as this may cause the material to deteriorate. Note that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be
replaced at regular intervals.
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once
a month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before
putting it away.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
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 on images recorded with the
device.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
Do not apply pressure to the display, as this could cause damage or malfunction. Dust or lint on the display can be removed with a blower.
Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
leather. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury
from broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
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Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do not leave the lens pointed at the
sun or other strong light source for an extended period. Intense light
may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect
in photographs.
Moiré: Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an
image containing a regular, repeating grid, such as the pattern of weave
in cloth or windows in a building, with the camera image sensor grid. In
some cases, it may appear in the form of lines. If you notice moiré in your
photographs, try changing the distance to the subject, zooming in and
out, or changing the angle between the subject and the camera.
Lines: Noise in the form of lines may in rare cases appear in pictures of
extremely bright or backlit subjects.
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Batteries: Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe
the following precautions when handling batteries:
• Use only batteries approved for use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the camera or charger when not in use and
replace the terminal cover. These devices draw minute amounts of
charge even when off and could draw the battery down to the point
that it will no longer function. If the battery will not be used for some
time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it and storing it in a location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F
to 77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold locations). Repeat this process at
least once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off repeatedly when the battery is fully discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been fully discharged must be charged before use.
• The internal temperature of the battery may rise while the battery is in
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature is
elevated will impair battery performance, and the battery may not
charge or charge only partially. Wait for the battery to cool before
charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair battery performance.
• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge
when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement.
Purchase a new EN-EL20 battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important occasions, ready a spare EN-EL20 battery and keep it fully charged.
Depending on your location, it may be difficult to purchase replacement batteries on short notice. Note that on cold days, the capacity of
batteries tends to decrease. Be sure the battery is fully charged before
taking photographs outside in cold weather. Keep a spare battery in a
warm place and exchange the two as necessary. Once warmed, a cold
battery may recover some of its charge.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource; recycle in accord with local regulations.
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 a year, 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.
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Available Settings
The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each
mode.
❚❚ C Auto, u Best Moment Capture, v Advanced Movie, and z Motion
Snapshot Modes
Shooting, movie, and image processing menus
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Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size 2
Number of shots
saved
Movie before/after
File format
Metering
Auto distortion
control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
HDR
Long exposure NR
Optical VR 5
Electronic VR
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority
Built-in AF assist
Flash control
Flash
compensation
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Shooting, movie, and
image processing menus
Other settings
Frame rate 6
Movie settings
Movie sound
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
Focus area
selection
Flexible program
Autoexposure lock
Focus lock
Continuous 7
Self-timer 7
Exposure
compensation
Flash mode
Advanced movie
Theme
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1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.
2 RAW images fixed at 4608 × 3072 pixels.
3 Smart Photo Selector mode only.
4 Not available when y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode
(0 72).
5 VR lenses only.
6 y Slow motion selected in advanced movie mode.
7 Continuous and self-timer can not be used together.
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❚❚ w Creative Mode
In the table below, creative modes are represented by the
following icons: 4 (5, 6) underwater, j night landscape,
o night portrait, m backlighting, p easy panorama, q soft,
r miniature effect, and s selective color.
Shooting, movie, and image processing menus
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P S A M 4 j o m p q r s
Exposure mode — — — — — — — — — — — —
Image quality ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1,2✔ 1,2 ✔ 1,2✔ 1,2 ✔ 1,2✔ 1,2 ✔ 1,2✔ 1,2
Image size
✔ 1,3 ✔ 1,3 ✔ 1,3✔ 1,3 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1
Number of
— — — — — — — — — — — —
shots saved
Movie before/
— — — — — — — — — — — —
after
File format
— — — — — — — — — — — —
Metering
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 — — — — — — —
Auto distortion
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 — ✔1 ✔1 ✔1
control
Color space
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1
Active
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 — — — — — — — —
D-Lighting
HDR
— — — — — — — ✔ — — — —
Long exposure
✔4 ✔4 ✔4 ✔4 — — — — — — — —
NR
Optical VR 5
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
Electronic VR
— — — — — — — — — — — —
Focus mode
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 — — — — — — — —
AF-area mode ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 — — — — — — —
Face-priority
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — — —
Built-in AF
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
assist
Flash control
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — — —
Flash
✔4 ✔4 ✔4 ✔4 ✔ — ✔ ✔6 — ✔ ✔ ✔
compensation
Shooting, movie, and
image processing menus
Other settings
Frame rate
Movie settings
Movie sound
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
Focus area
selection
Flexible
program
Autoexposure
lock
Focus lock
Continuous 7
Self-timer 7
Exposure
compensation
Flash mode
Advanced
movie
Theme
P S A M 4 j o m p q r s
— — — — — — — — — — — —
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
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✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 — — — — — — —
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✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — — — —
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✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — — — —
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — — —
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔
✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
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— — — — — — — — — — — —
— — — — — — — — — — — —
1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.
2 NEF (RAW) and NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine not available.
3 RAW images fixed at 4608 × 3072 pixels.
4 Not available when 15, 30, or 60 fps is selected for self-timer/continuous.
5 VR lenses only.
6 Not available when HDR is on.
7 Continuous and self-timer can not be used together.
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Defaults
Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, and setup menus may be found on pages 143, 153,
174, 177, and 191, respectively. Defaults for other settings are
listed below.
Option
Creative mode (0 37)
Focus area (0 170)
Flexible program (0 40)
Focus lock (0 171)
Continuous/self-timer (0 87, 89)
Exposure compensation (0 90)
Flash mode (0 93)
Default
P Programmed auto
Center *
Off
Off
8 (single frame)
0.0
Night portrait: Red-eye reduction
Auto, P Programmed auto, S Shutterpriority auto, A Aperture-priority auto, M
Manual, Underwater, Backlighting, Soft,
Miniature effect, Selective color: Fill flash
Best moment capture (0 76)
Slow view
Advanced movie (0 66)
P Programmed auto
Theme (0 85)
Beauty
Picture Control settings (0 184)
Unmodified
Outdoor display (0 98)
Off
* Not displayed when Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode.
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Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the number of pictures or amount of
movie footage that can be stored on a 16 GB Toshiba SDE016GUX UHS-I SDHC card at different image quality, size, or
movie settings. All figures are approximate; file size varies with
the scene recorded.
❚❚ Auto, Creative (Easy Panorama Excluded), Slow View, and Smart Photo
Selector 1
Image quality (0 156)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine 2, 3
NEF (RAW) 2
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size (0 156)
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
—
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
File size
26.8 MB
23.3 MB
20.7 MB
17.4 MB
9.2 MB
5.6 MB
3.1 MB
4.6 MB
2.9 MB
1.6 MB
2.4 MB
1.5 MB
0.8 MB
No. of images
591
681
765
902
1700
2700
5000
3300
5400
9800
6600
10700
18600
1 Number of shots saved set to 1.
2 Available in P, S, A, M mode only.
3 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
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❚❚ Easy Panorama
Image quality
(0 156)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size
(0 156)
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
File size
No. of images
4.5 MB
4.5 MB
8.6 MB
8.6 MB
2.3 MB
2.3 MB
4.4 MB
4.4 MB
1.2 MB
1.2 MB
2.2 MB
2.2 MB
3400
3400
1800
1800
6800
6800
3500
3500
13200
13200
7000
7000
File size
134.0 MB
116.3 MB
103.6 MB
87.2 MB
45.9 MB
28.2 MB
15.6 MB
23.2 MB
14.3 MB
8.0 MB
11.8 MB
7.4 MB
4.2 MB
No. of shots
118
136
153
180
342
556
1000
675
1000
1900
1300
2100
3700
❚❚ Smart Photo Selector 1
Image quality (0 156)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine 2
NEF (RAW)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size (0 156)
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
—
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
4608 × 3072
3456 × 2304
2304 × 1536
1 Number of shots saved set to 5. File size is total for 5 images.
2 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
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❚❚ HD Movies
Movie settings (0 175)
1080/60i
1080/30p
720/60p
720/30p
Maximum total length (approx.) *
1 hour 28 minutes
1 hour 28 minutes
2 hours 12 minutes
2 hours 56 minutes
* For information on the maximum length that can be recorded in a single
clip, see page 175.
❚❚ Slow-Motion Movies
Frame rate (0 175)
400 fps
1200 fps
Maximum total recorded length (approx.) *
1 hour 4 minutes
2 hours 8 minutes
* Up to 3 s of slow-motion footage can be recorded in a single clip. Playback
length is about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recorded length.
❚❚ Motion Snapshots
Image quality
—
—
Image size
—
—
Format (0 160)
NMS
MOV
File size
21.6 MB *
30.8 MB
No. of shots
729
510
* File size is the total for a single photograph and movie.
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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.
Battery/Display
The camera is on but does not respond:
• Controls are locked (0 195).
• The camera is busy. Wait for recording or any other processing to end.
If the problem persists, turn the camera off. If the camera still does not
respond, remove and replace the battery or disconnect and reconnect
the AC adapter, but note that this will delete any data not yet saved.
Data already saved to the memory card are unaffected.
The display is off:
• The camera is off (0 22) or the battery is exhausted (0 14, 27).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 195). The
display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera is connected to a computer (0 130) or television (0 136).
The camera turns off without warning:
• The battery is low (0 14, 27).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 195). The
display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high (0 xxii, 230). Wait for the
camera to cool before turning it on again.
Indicators are not displayed: Press the $ button (0 7).
Shooting (All 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 (0 14, 27).
• The memory card is locked (0 17) or full (0 27).
• The flash is charging (0 92).
• The camera is not in focus (0 29).
• You are currently filming a slow-motion movie (0 69).
Only one picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed in continuous
release mode: 5 fps is selected for Continuous/self-timer and the built-in
flash is raised.
The camera does not focus automatically:
• The subject is not suited to autofocus (0 167).
• The camera is in manual focus mode (0 165, 168).
Focus does not lock when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway: Set the
focus mode to AF-S (0 165, 171).
Focus area selection is unavailable: Focus area selection is not available with
face priority (0 34) or with auto-area or single-point (center) AF (0 170).
In other AF-area modes, the focus area can be selected by pressing J.
AF-area mode selection is unavailable: The camera is in auto or best moment
capture mode (0 76), an option other than P, S, A, M, Underwater is
selected in creative mode (0 37), manual focus mode is selected
(0 165), or the h Scene auto selector is used (0 155).
Image size selection is unavailable: NEF (RAW) is selected for image quality
(0 156).
The camera is slow to record photos: Turn long exposure noise reduction off
(0 164). In creative mode, additional time may be needed to record photos when Night landscape (0 38), Night portrait (0 39) or Easy panorama (0 47) is selected or when Backlighting is selected and HDR is
on (0 46).
Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appears in photos:
• Lower ISO sensitivity or enable high ISO noise reduction (0 190).
• Use long exposure noise reduction at shutter speeds slower than 1 s
(0 164).
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements or the
dust shield (0 210).
Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the display: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 197).
No flash: See page 95. The flash will not fire when off (0 93) or when lowered.
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes (0 215) or when wireless mobile adapter is
attached (0 99).
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Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes)
The shutter release is disabled: You selected mode S after choosing a shutter
speed of “Bulb” in mode M (0 41).
Some shutter speeds are not available: You are using the flash.
Colors are unnatural:
• Adjust white balance to match the light source (0 178).
• Adjust Picture Control settings (0 184).
Cannot measure white balance: The subject is too dark or too bright (0 181).
Picture Controls produce varying results: A (auto) is selected for sharpening,
contrast, or saturation. For consistent results over a series of photos,
choose another setting (0 186, 187).
Noise (reddish areas and other artifacts) appears in long time-exposures: Enable
long exposure noise reduction (0 164).
Movies
Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in best moment capture or Motion Snapshot mode (0 80, 85).
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 176).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 72) or Motion
Snapshots (0 85).
Playback
NEF (RAW) images are not displayed: The camera displays only the JPEG copies
of NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine images (0 158).
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 146).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 199).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken (0 199).
• Photo is displayed in image review (0 146).
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Cannot hear movie sound:
• Press the X button to raise the volume (0 70). If the camera is connected to a television (0 136), use the controls for the TV to adjust the
volume.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 72) or Motion
Snapshots (0 85).
Cannot delete images:
• Remove protection from the files before deletion (0 146).
• The memory card is locked (0 17).
Cannot select photos for printing: The memory card is full (0 27) or locked
(0 17) or the photos are in NEF (RAW) format. To print NEF (RAW) photos, transfer the pictures to a computer and use the supplied software or
Capture NX 2 (0 130).
Pictures are not displayed on TV: The camera is not correctly connected
(0 136).
Pictures cannot be transferred to a computer: If your system does not meet the
requirements on page 128, you may still be able to transfer pictures to
the computer using a card reader.
Photos are not displayed in Capture NX 2: Update to the latest version (0 202).
Location Data
The camera is slow to acquire location data or does not display location data:
• The camera may be unable or slow to acquire location data in some
localities (0 104). The location data function works best in areas with a
clear view of the sky.
• Some time may be needed to acquire location data on first use, after
extended periods of disuse, or after the camera battery has been
removed and reinserted (0 106).
• Update assisted GPS file (0 108).
Location data are not recorded with pictures: Location data will not be recorded
if the satellite signal indicator shows % or & (0 105). Check satellite signal status before shooting.
Location data are recorded, but are not correct: Variations in local topography
may result in errors of up to several hundred meters (0 106).
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Cannot update assisted GPS file:
• Check that the memory card is inserted and contains an assisted GPS
file.
• The assisted GPS file is corrupt. Download the file again (0 108).
• The camera clock is not set. Set the camera clock (0 24).
“Use location data” is not available for “Altitude/depth options” > “Alt./depth correction” in the setup menu:
• No is selected for Location data > Record location data in the setup
menu (0 107).
• Location data are available from fewer than three satellites (0 105).
“Create log” is not available in the setup menu: Set the camera clock (0 24, 198).
Cannot start location data log:
• No is selected for Location data > Record location data in the setup
menu (0 107).
• A location data log is already active. Select Create log > End log to end
the current log before starting a new one (0 111).
Cannot save the current log:
• Confirm that a memory card is inserted.
• The camera can record a maximum of 36 location data logs and 36
depth logs per day.
• Each memory card can store a maximum of 100 location data logs and
100 depth logs for a total of 200 logs. If necessary, delete unwanted
logs (0 113) or insert another memory card (0 16).
Miscellaneous
The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock (0 24, 198).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings (0 215) or when a memory card is inserted (0 16).
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Solution
0
If the subject is too bright, lower ISO
sensitivity or choose a faster shutter 41, 42,
speed or smaller aperture (higher 43, 183
(Shutter-speed or
f-number).
aperture display
If the subject is too dark, raise ISO senflashes)
41, 42,
sitivity, use the flash, or choose a
43, 92,
slower shutter speed or larger aperture
183
(lower f-number).
A lens with a retractable lens barrel
Keeping the zoom ring
button is attached with the lens barrel
button pressed, rotate
retracted. Keeping the retractable lens 204, 205
the zoom ring to
barrel button pressed, rotate the zoom
extend the lens.
ring to extend the lens.
Check lens. Pictures
can only be taken
Attach a lens.
19, 203
when a lens is
attached.
Cannot take pictures. Turn the camera off and recharge the
Insert fully-charged
battery or insert a fully charged spare 14, 16
battery.
battery.
The clock has been
Set the camera clock.
24, 198
reset.
Turn the camera off and confirm that
16
No memory card.
the card is correctly inserted.
This memory card is Select Yes to format the card, or turn
not formatted. Format the camera off and insert another 16, 193
the memory card?
memory card.
Message
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Message
Solution
0
Memory card is locked
(write protected).
Turn the camera off and slide the card
Eye-Fi cards cannot be
write-protect switch to the “write” 17
used with the writeposition.
protect switch in the
"lock" position.
• You may be able to record additional 156
images if you reduce image quality or
size.
Memory card is full.
• Delete unwanted images.
121
• Insert another memory card.
16, 206
• Use an approved card.
206
This memory card
• Format the card. If the problem per- 193
cannot be used. Card
sists, the card may be damaged. Conmay be damaged;
tact a Nikon-authorized ser vice
insert a different card. representative.
• Insert a new memory card.
16, 206
If the current folder is numbered 999 and
contains either 999 photographs or a
photograph numbered 9999, the shutCannot create
ter-release button will be disabled and
197
additional folders on
no further photographs can be taken.
memory card.
Choose Yes for Reset file numbering
and then either format the current memory card or insert a new memory card.
The movie-record
The movie-record button can not be
button cannot be used used in best moment capture or 80, 85
in this mode.
Motion Snapshot modes.
Photographs cannot The shutter-release button can not be
be recorded in this
used to take photographs while a 69
mode.
slow-motion movie is being recorded.
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Message
Solution
0
Photographs cannot be
taken in shutter- priority Choose a different shutter speed, or
41, 43
auto mode at a shutter select mode M.
speed of “Bulb”.
Use a lens with a focal length of 6 to
Cannot shoot
30 mm to shoot panoramas. If you are
panorama with lens of
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using a zoom lens, choose a focal
this focal length.
length between 6 and 30 mm.
Turn the camera off and then on again
Failed to update lens
and reattempt the update. If the probfirmware. Try again
lem persists or reoccurs frequently, —
after turning the
contact a Nikon-authorized service
camera off and on.
representative.
• No memory card is inserted.
• The memory card does not contain
No A-GPS file found on an assisted GPS file.
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card
• The assisted GPS file has expired or
has an earlier expiry date than the
current file.
Assisted GPS file may be corrupt.
108
Update failed
Download the file again.
Unable to correct
Compass correction failed. Try again
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compass
outdoors.
An error has occurred Turn the camera off and then on again.
in the internal circuitry. If the problem persists or reoccurs fre—
Try again after turning quently, contact a Nikon-authorized
the camera off and on. service representative.
The camera’s internal
temperature is high.
Wait for the camera to cool.
xxii
The camera will now
turn off.
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Message
Solution
Memory card contains To view pictures, insert a memory card
no images.
containing images.
The file has been created or modified
Cannot display this file. on a computer or different make of
camera, or is corrupt.
Check printer.
Check the printer.
Select Resume after loading paper of
Check paper.
the correct size.
Paper jam.
Clear the jam and select Resume.
Out of paper.
Insert paper and select Resume.
Check ink supply.
Select Resume after checking the ink.
Out of ink.
Replace the ink and select Resume.
* See the printer manual for more information.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 AW1 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Image sensor
Storage
Image size (pixels)
Digital camera with support for interchangeable
lenses
Nikon waterproof 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format
equivalent)
14.2 million
13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Still images (auto, best moment capture, and all creative
modes other than Easy panorama; aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 4608 × 3072
• 3456 × 2304
• 2304 × 1536
Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned
horizontally; aspect ratio 120 : 23)
• 4800 × 920
Still images (Normal panorama, camera panned vertically;
aspect ratio 8 : 25)
• 1536 × 4800
Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned horizontally;
aspect ratio 240 : 23)
• 9600 × 920
Still images (Wide panorama, camera panned vertically;
aspect ratio 4 : 25)
• 1536 × 9600
Still images (taken during movie recording, aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 4608 × 3072 (1080/60i, 1080/30p)
• 1280 × 856 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Still images (Motion Snapshots; aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 4608 × 2592
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File format
Picture Control system
Media
File system
Shooting modes
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
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• 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
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
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
C auto; w creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, 4 (5, 6) underwater, j
night landscape, o night portrait, m backlighting, p easy panorama, q soft, r miniature effect,
and s selective color; u best moment capture
(t slow view and y Smart Photo Selector),
v advanced movie (HD—P, S, A, M only—and y
slow motion), z Motion Snapshot
Electronic shutter
/
s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb
Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Synchronizes with shutter at X= 1/60 s or slower
1 16,000 –30
• Single frame, continuous
• Self-timer
Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Exposure
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
Mode
P programmed auto with flexible program;
S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto;
M manual; h scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity
ISO 160–6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitiv(Recommended Exposure ity control (ISO 160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available
Index)
(user controlled when P, S, A, M, or underwater is selected in creative mode)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
Autofocus
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo
• 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)
AF-area mode
Single-point, single-point (center), auto-area,
subject tracking
Focus area
• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73
areas support phase-detection AF
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF)
Face priority
On, off
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Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number (GN)
Control
Mode
Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
White balance
Manual pop-up
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO
160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Fill flash, red-eye reduction, fill flash + slow sync,
red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear curtain + slow
sync, rear-curtain sync, off
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, underwater, 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 (aspect ratio 16 : 9)
recording rate
• 1920 × 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
• 1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
• 1280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
• 1280 × 720/30p (29.97 fps)
Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3)
• 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 × 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9)
1920 × 1080/60p (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.
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Monitor
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with
brightness adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
and panorama playback, slide show, histogram
display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Electronic compass/location data/altimeter/depth gauge
Electronic compass
16 headings (with 3-axis accelerometer attitude
correction and automatic offset adjustment)
Location data
• Receiving frequency: 1575.4200 MHz (GPS)/
1598.0625–1605.3750 MHz (GLONASS)
• Geodesics: WGS84
Altimeter
Operating range approximately –500–+4500 m
(–1640–+14,760 ft)
Depth gauge
Operating range approximately 0–20 m (0–65.6 ft)
Supported languages
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified
and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese
(European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery
AC adapter
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
1
Tripod socket
/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 113.3 × 71.5 × 37.5 mm (4.5 × 2.9 × 1.5 in.),
excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 356 g (12.6 oz) with battery and memory
card but without body cap or O-ring protector;
approx. 313 g (11.1 oz), camera body only
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Operating environment
Temperature
–10 °C–+40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F) on land, 0 °C–
+40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) in water
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Shock-, water-, and dust-proofing
Shockproof
Has passed in-house tests 3 to MIL-STD-810F
performance 1, 2
Method 516.5: Shock standard
Waterproof
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8
performance 2
(IPX8) waterproofing; can be used at depths of up
to 15 m (49 ft) for up to 60 minutes
Operating depth 2
Maximum 15 m (49 ft)
Dustproof performance 2 In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6
(IP6X) dust-proofing
1 Does not apply when built-in flash is raised.
2 With special-purpose waterproof lens attached.
3 Using a test method derived from MIL-STD-810F Method 516.5: Shock, the
product is dropped from a height of 200 cm (6.6 ft) onto a plywood surface
5 cm (2 in.) thick. Exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested.
These in-house tests do not constitute blanket guarantees of invulnerability to damage or destruction.
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging
Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °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 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–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
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EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.2 V, 1020 mAh
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–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
1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 Lens
Type
Waterproof 1 mount lens
Focal length
11–27.5 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
8 elements in 6 groups (including 1 ED lens element and
1 aspherical lens element), 1 protective glass element
Angle of view
72°–32° 20′
Minimum focus distance 0.3 m (1.0 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 11 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 27.5 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Electronic compass
Electronic compass can be used when lens is
attached to camera
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Shockproof
Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F
performance *
Method 516.5: Shock standard when attached to
camera; exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested
Waterproof
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8
performance *
(IPX8) waterproofing
Operating depth *
Maximum 15 m (49 ft), but may not be used at
depths that exceed camera’s maximum operating depth
Dustproof performance * In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6
(IP6X) dust-proofing
Operating temperature –10 °C–+40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F) on land, 0 °C–
+40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) in water
Dimensions
Approx. 63 mm diameter × 56.5 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange)
Weight
Approx. 182 g (6.5 oz)
* When attached to waterproof cameras.
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1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 Lens
Type
Waterproof 1 mount lens
Focal length
10 mm
Maximum aperture
f/2.8
Construction
6 elements in 5 groups (including 2 aspherical lens elements),
1 protective glass element
Angle of view
77°
Minimum focus distance 0.2 m (0.7 ft) from focal plane
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
f/2.8–11
Electronic compass
Electronic compass can be used when lens is
attached to camera
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Shockproof
Has passed in-house tests to MIL-STD-810F
performance *
Method 516.5: Shock standard when attached to
camera; exterior deformation and surface damage are not tested
Waterproof
In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 8
performance *
(IPX8) waterproofing
Operating depth *
Maximum 20 m (65.6 ft), but may not be used at
depths that exceed camera’s maximum operating depth
Dustproof performance * In-house tests have demonstrated JIS/IEC Class 6
(IP6X) dust-proofing
Operating temperature –10 °C–+40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F) on land, 0 °C–
+40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F) in water
Dimensions
Approx. 61 mm diameter × 30 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)
Weight
Approx. 118 g (4.2 oz)
* When attached to waterproof cameras.
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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❚❚ Waterproof 1 NIKKOR Lenses
1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6
Lens cap
Zoom ring
Lens mounting mark
O-ring seal
CPU contacts
Focal length mark
Focal length scale
1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8
Lens cap
Lens mounting mark
O-ring seal
CPU contacts
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Waterproof 1 NIKKOR lenses are exclusively for Nikon 1 AW1
interchangeable lens format digital cameras. The angle of view
is equivalent to a 35 mm format lens with a focal length about
2.7× longer. When attached to a waterproof camera, the water-,
dust-, and shock-proof 1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 and
1 NIKKOR AW 10mm f/2.8 lenses are compliant with the JIS/IEC
Class 8 (IPX8) waterproofing standard, allowing the camera to be
used at depths of up to 15 m (49 ft) for as long as 60 minutes at a
time. They have also passed drop tests from a height of 2 m
(6.6 ft) while attached to the camera. These lenses are not water-,
dust-, or shock-proof when not attached to the camera. The foregoing statement regarding water-, dust-, and shock-proofing is not a
blanket guarantee that the product will be water- or dust-proof in
all circumstances or invulnerable to damage or destruction.
Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out.
A Lens Care
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• Use only with hoods, lens caps, and other accessories designated for
use with this product.
• When using an optional lens hood, do not pick up or hold the lens or
camera using only the hood.
• Keep the CPU contacts and O-ring seal clean and immediately remove
any foreign matter with a blower.
• Contact a Nikon-authorized service representative should you notice
that the O-ring seal is cracked, deformed, or otherwise damaged.
• Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the lens surfaces. To avoid
scratches, do not use force when removing sand and other foreign
objects.
• Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean
the lens.
• Attach the front and rear caps when the lens is not in use.
• If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool,
dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight
or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
• Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or warp
parts made from reinforced plastic.
• The lens features a built-in O-ring that should be replaced at least
once a year by a Nikon-authorized service representative, regardless
how frequently the lens is used. A fee is charged for this service.
D Using the Lens Under or Next to Water
• Never remove the lens under water.
• When attaching and removing the lens, carefully inspect the camera
O-ring and the lens O-ring seal to be sure that they are free of threads,
lint, hair, dust, sand, liquids, and other foreign matter. Be sure that the
camera O-ring is not protruding, twisted, or out of position.
• Do not attach or remove the lens with wet or salt-covered hands or in
areas exposed to spray, wind, sand, or dust.
• Immediately remove any water or other foreign matter from the lens
and lens O-ring seal with a clean, soft, dry cloth.
• The amount of force needed to operate the zoom ring increases with
depth.
• Should the product leak, cease use immediately, dry the camera and
lens, and take them to a Nikon-authorized service representative.
A Supplied Accessories
• 40.5 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-N40.5
• Rear Lens Cap LF-N2000
A Optional Accessories
40.5 mm screw-on Hood HN-N103 (attaches as shown below; note that
the hood can not be used under water and that lens is not shockproof
when hood is attached)
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❚❚ The Optional FT1 Mount Adapter
Read this section for information on using the optional FT1
mount adapter. Before proceeding, be sure that you have read
and understood this manual and the documentation for the FT1
and lenses.
Autofocus
Autofocus is available only with AF-S lenses; other lenses support manual focus only. Set the camera focus mode to AF-S or
(from firmware version L 1.10) AF-C. The only AF-area mode available is Single-point and the camera focuses on the subject in
the center focus area only. Face priority is not supported. In
some cases, a beep may sound, the in-focus indicator may be
displayed, and pictures can be taken when the camera is not in
focus; if this occurs, focus manually.
Manual Focus
Follow the steps below to focus manually when using the FT1
with a NIKKOR F mount lens.
1 Select manual focus mode.
In the shooting menu, select Focus
mode, highlight Manual focus, press
2, and choose the magnification for
the manual focus display from 10×,
5×, 2×, and 1× (zoom off ) (0 168).
2 Focus.
Rotate the lens focus ring until the
subject is in focus.
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If the lens supports autofocus with manual override, you can
focus using autofocus and then keep the shutter-release button pressed halfway and rotate the lens focus ring to finetune focus manually. To refocus using autofocus, press the
shutter-release button halfway again.
To zoom in on the display for more
precise focus, press J (note that this
feature is not available during movie
recording or in slow-motion movie
mode). The display will be zoomed in
to the magnification selected in Step 1
and a navigation window will appear
in a gray frame at the bottom right of
the display.
Navigation window
Use the multi selector to scroll to areas
of the frame not visible in the display.
Press J to exit zoom.
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The Electronic Rangefinder
If a CPU lens is attached in manual focus
mode, the focus indicator can be used to
check whether the camera is focused on
the subject in the center focus area.
Focus indicator
I
2
4
2 4
(flashes)
Status
In focus.
Camera focused in front of subject.
Camera focused behind subject.
Unable to determine focus.
Note that with some subjects, the in-focus indicator (I) may be
displayed when the camera is not in focus. Check focus in the
display before shooting.
Error Messages and Displays
The following warnings appear in the camera aperture display.
Display
FEE
F––
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Problem
Solution
When using CPU lenses, lock
Lens aperture ring is not
aperture ring at minimum aperlocked at minimum aperture.
ture (highest f-number).
When using non-CPU lens, rotate
Non-CPU lens is attached, or
lens aperture ring to adjust aperno lens is attached.
ture.
Restrictions
• Auto and best moment capture modes are not supported.
• Motion Snapshots can be recorded only when an AF-S lens is
attached and AF-S (Single AF) is selected for focus mode and
then only when the camera is in focus. Do not attempt to
adjust focus using the focus ring.
• Shutter speeds of 1 s or slower are not available.
• The sound monitor switch and focus operation button (Focus
Lock/MEMORY RECALL/AF Start) have no effect.
Precautions for Use
• Lenses over 380 g (13.4 oz) should be supported at all times.
Do not hold the camera or carry the camera by the strap without supporting the lens. Failure to observe this precaution
could damage the camera lens mount.
• Lines may appear in photographs taken with non-CPU lenses
stopped down to minimum aperture.
• Select mode A or M to prevent sounds made by the lens being
picked up by the microphone.
• Frame rates may slow when 5 fps is selected for Continuous/
self-timer.
• Certain lenses will block the AF-assist illuminator and, at some
distances, the flash.
• The tops and bottoms may be missing from circular bokeh
shapes created at wide apertures using lenses with a maximum
aperture of f/1.4.
• The camera is not water- or shock-proof with the FT1 attached.
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❚❚ Supported Standards
• DCF Version 2.0: The Design Rule for Camera File Systems (DCF) is
a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure
compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide
standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders
stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: The camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image
File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in
which information stored with photographs is used for optimal
color reproduction when the images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed through cooperation with the
digital camera and printer industries, allowing photographs to
be output directly to a printer without first transferring them to
a computer.
• HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a standard for
multimedia interfaces used in consumer electronics and AV
devices capable of transmitting audiovisual data and control
signals to HDMI-compliant devices via a single cable connection.
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A Trademark Information
Mac OS and OS X 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 HDMI 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.
A FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
A MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights
reserved.
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Battery Life
The number of shots or movie footage that can be recorded 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 250 shots
• Movies: Approximately 55 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
Measured according to CIPA standards at 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F)
with the camera at default settings, a fully-charged battery, a
1 NIKKOR AW 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 lens, and a 16 GB Toshiba
SD-E016GUX UHS-I SDHC card. Value for still images obtained
under the following test conditions: photographs taken at
intervals of 30 s with the built-in flash fired with every other
shot and the camera turned off and then on after every ten
shots. Value for movies obtained under the following test conditions: a series of 20 minute movies with a file size of up to
4 GB were recorded; recording was only interrupted when temperature warning was displayed.
The following can reduce battery life:
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using a wireless mobile adapter or Eye-Fi cards
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
• Using zoom with power zoom lenses
• Using the location data or track log functions
• Setting monitor brightness to Hi
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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.
Index
Symbols
C (Auto mode) ...........................11, 28
w (Creative mode) ..................11, 37
u (Best moment capture mode) 11,
76
v (Advanced movie mode) ..12, 66
z (Motion Snapshot mode) ...10, 83
h (Scene auto selector) ............. 155
P (Programmed auto) 38, 40, 66, 155
S (Shutter-priority auto) ...38, 41, 66,
155
A (Aperture-priority auto) 38, 42, 66,
155
M (Manual) ................... 38, 43, 66, 155
j (Night landscape) .........................38
o (Night portrait) ..............................39
m (Backlighting) .........................39, 46
p (Easy panorama) ...................39, 47
q (Soft) ..................................................39
r (Miniature effect) .........................39
s (Selective color) ............................39
y (Slow motion) ...............................72
c (Portrait) .........................................33
d (Landscape) ...................................33
f (Night portrait) .............................33
e (Close up) .......................................33
g (Night landscape) .......................33
Z (Auto) ..............................................33
U (flexible program) .........................40
G (menu) button ...... 9, 143, 153,
174, 177, 191
K (playback) button ..........31, 81, 86
O (delete) button 32, 71, 82, 86, 121
X (playback zoom in) button ..... 120
W (playback zoom out/thumbnail)
button ............................................... 118
$ (display) button ........................ 7
J (OK) button ............................... 8, 49
C (action) button .............................96
& (feature) 12, 35, 37, 72, 78, 85, 122
C (continuous shooting/self-timer) .
87, 89
E (exposure compensation) ......... 91
L (Preset manual) ........................180
L (matrix) ..........................................160
M (centerweighted) .......................160
N (spot) ..............................................160
e (auto-area) ..................................170
c (single-point) .............................170
9 (subject tracking) ....................170
N (flash-ready indicator) ................. 92
A
AC adapter ............................... 202, 208
Accessories ........................................201
Active D-Lighting ............................163
Adobe RGB ........................................162
Advanced movie mode .... 12, 66, 72
AE lock ................................................195
AF ................................................ 165, 170
AF-A .....................................................165
AF-area mode ...................................170
AF-assist illuminator ......................172
AF-C .....................................................165
AF-F ......................................................165
AF-S ......................................................165
A-GPS File ...........................................108
Altimeter .................................. 101, 103
Altimeter/Depth Gauge ................196
Altitude/Depth Correction ..........196
Altitude/Depth Options ...............196
Altitude/Depth Units .....................196
Aperture ........................................ 42, 43
Aperture-priority auto ..... 38, 42, 66,
155
Attaching the lens ...................19, 203
Auto distortion control .................161
Auto image rotation ......................199
Auto mode ................................... 11, 28
Auto power off ................ 22, 107, 195
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Auto-area (AF-area mode) ...........170
Autofocus ................................. 165, 170
Automatic scene selection ............ 33
Auto-select AF ..................................165
Available settings ............................215
B
Background track ........... 86, 124, 134
Backlighting ................................. 39, 46
Battery ............................14, 16, 27, 238
Beep .......................................29, 89, 194
Best moment capture mode ......... 76
Best shot ........................................ 78, 81
Body cap ........................................ 2, 202
Border ..................................................141
Brightness ..........................................186
Buffering ........................................ 79, 84
Built-in AF assist ...............................172
Built-in flash ........................................ 92
Bulb ........................................................ 44
C
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Calendar ................................... 119, 123
Calendar playback ..........................119
Capture NX 2 ..................158, 189, 202
CEC .......................................................137
Center-weighted (Metering) .......160
Change theme .................................152
Charging a battery ............................ 14
Clock ......................................24, 25, 198
Clock battery ....................................... 25
Close up ................................................ 33
Close up (Underwater mode) ....... 55
Color space ........................................162
Color temperature ..........................182
Compatible lens ..............................201
Computer ...........................................126
Continuous AF ..................................165
Contrast .................................... 163, 186
Control lock .......................................195
Creating short movies ......... 132, 134
Creative mode .................................... 37
Crop ........................................... 141, 149
Custom Picture Control ...... 185, 188
D
Date and time ...........................24, 198
Date format ................................24, 198
Daylight saving time ...............24, 198
DCF version 2.0 ................................247
Defaults ..............................................219
Delete ......................32, 71, 82, 86, 121
Delete all images ............................121
Delete log ..........................................113
Delete selected images ................121
Depth gauge ................... 57, 103, 196
Depth log ...........................................110
Detailed display ....................................7
Detailed photo information ... 7, 116
Digital Print Order Format ...........247
Display ................................................194
Display brightness ..........................194
D-Lighting .........................................147
DPOF ................................140, 142, 247
DPOF print order ................... 140, 142
Dust shield .............................. 210, 211
E
Easy panorama ........................... 39, 47
Edit movie ..........................................150
Electronic compass .....102, 114, 236
Electronic VR .....................................165
Exif version 2.3 .................................247
Exposure ........................... 90, 155, 160
Exposure compensation ................ 90
Exposure indicator ........................... 44
Exposure mode ...............................155
Eye-Fi ...................................................207
F
Face priority ...............................34, 172
Face-priority zoom .........................150
File format .........................................160
Fill flash ................................................. 93
Filter effects ............................ 186, 187
Fine-tuning white balance ..........179
Firmware version ............................ 200
Flash ............................................. 92, 173
Flash compensation ...................... 173
Flash control ..................................... 173
Flash mode ..........................................93
Flash range ..........................................95
Flash-ready indicator .......................92
Flexible program ...............................40
Flicker reduction ............................. 197
Focal length ............................... 34, 116
Focal length scale .................... 34, 240
Focal plane mark ........................2, 169
Focus ..........................................165, 170
Focus area .................................. 29, 170
Focus lock .......................................... 171
Focus mode ...................................... 165
Format ......................................... 17, 193
Format memory card ............. 17, 193
Frame rate ................................115, 175
FT1 ....................................................... 243
Full-frame playback ................ 31, 115
Full-time AF ...................................... 165
G
Grid display ..........................................30
H
H.264 ................................................... 235
HD movies ........................... 66, 67, 175
HDMI ..........................................136, 247
HDMI device control ..................... 137
HDMI-CEC ......................................... 137
HDR ........................................................46
Heading ....................................101, 102
High contrast display .................... 194
High definition .......................136, 247
High ISO noise reduction ............ 190
Histogram ......................................... 117
Hue ...................................................... 186
I
Image processing menu .............. 177
Image quality ................................... 156
Image review ....................................146
Image selection ...............................145
Image size ..........................................156
Index print .........................................140
ISO sensitivity ...................................183
J
JPEG .....................................................156
L
Landscape ..................................33, 184
Language ....................................24, 198
Lens ........... 19, 34, 164, 201, 238, 239
Lens cap ................................19, 21, 205
Lens mount .......................................169
Live image control ............................ 35
Load from/save to card .................189
Location data ..........................xviii, 104
Location data log ............................110
Long exposure NR ..........................164
M
Manual ...........................38, 43, 66, 155
Manual focus ....................................168
Matrix (Metering) ............................160
Maximum aperture .............. 238, 239
Memory card ...16, 18, 193, 206, 220
Memory card access lamp ............. 30
Memory card capacity ..................220
Metering .............................................160
Microphone ...............................68, 176
Miniature effect ................................. 39
Monitor ......................................5, 7, 194
Monochrome ....................................184
Motion Snapshot mode .................. 83
Mount adapter ....................... 201, 243
MOV ..................................158, 160, 222
Movie before/after .........................159
Movie menu ......................................174
Movie settings ..................................175
Movie sound options .....................176
Movie-record button ................ 68, 73
Movies ..........................................66, 175
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Multi selector ........................................ 8
Q
N
Quick adjust ......................................186
NEF ............................................. 156, 158
NEF (RAW) ................................ 156, 158
Neutral ................................................184
Night landscape ......................... 33, 38
Night portrait ............................... 33, 39
Nikon Transfer 2 ...............................131
NMS ...................................158, 160, 222
Non-waterproof lenses .................203
Normal panorama ................. 157, 221
Number of shots saved .................159
R
O
Optical VR ..........................................164
O-Ring ...................................19, 62, 201
O-ring protector ..............................203
Outdoor display ................................. 98
P
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Photo information ..................... 7, 115
PictBridge ................................. 138, 247
Picture Control ....................... 184, 188
Pixel mapping ..................................200
Playback ......................................31, 115
Playback menu .................................143
Playback zoom .................................120
Portrait .........................................33, 184
Power connector ................... 202, 208
Power drive zoom switch .............205
Power switch ....................................... 22
Preset manual ......................... 178, 180
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ............................ 30, 33
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ......................................... 29, 33
Print date ............................................142
Print DPOF print order ...................140
Printing ...............................................138
Programmed auto ......38, 40, 66, 155
Protect .................................................146
Rating ........................................ 122, 146
Rear curtain + slow sync ................ 93
Rear-curtain sync .............................. 93
Red-eye reduction ............................ 93
Red-eye reduction + slow sync .... 93
Removing the lens from the camera
21, 205
Reset file numbering .....................197
Reset movie options ......................175
Reset processing options .............178
Reset setup options .......................193
Reset shooting options ................155
Resize ..................................................148
Retractable lens barrel button ..204,
205
Rotate tall ..........................................146
S
Saturation ..........................................186
Scene auto selector ........................155
Scene selection .................................. 38
Scuba ..................................................... 55
SD card ...............................................206
Select images for printing ...........140
Selective color .................................... 39
Self-timer ............................................. 89
Sensitivity ..........................................183
Setup menu ......................................191
Sharpening ........................................186
Shock-proofing ...........................xiv, xv
Shooting menu ................................153
Short Movie Creator ....126, 132, 134
Shutter button AE lock .................195
Shutter speed .............................. 41, 43
Shutter-priority auto 38, 41, 66, 155
Shutter-release button .... 29, 33, 77,
79, 84, 195
Silicon grease .....................21, 64, 201
Simple photo info .......................... 115
Simplified display ................................ 7
Single AF ............................................ 165
Single-point ...................................... 170
Size .................148, 156, 175, 232, 235
Slide show ......................................... 123
Slot empty release lock ................ 193
Slow motion .............................. 72, 175
Slow view .............................................76
Smart Photo Selector .......................78
Soft .........................................................39
Sound settings ................................ 194
Speaker ................................................... 3
Spot (Metering) ............................... 160
sRGB .................................................... 162
Standard ............................................ 184
Standard (Underwater mode) ......55
Strap for use exclusively on land .14
Subject tracking .............................. 170
System requirements .................... 128
Virtual horizon ....................... 101, 102
Vivid .....................................................184
Volume .........................................70, 125
VR ..........................................................164
W
Water- and dust-proofing .......xiv, xv
Waterproof lenses .......... 19, 238, 239
White balance ..................................178
Wide panorama ..................... 157, 221
Wind noise reduction ....................176
Wireless mobile adapter ........99, 202
Z
Zoom guide ......................................205
Zoom ring ......................... 34, 204, 240
T
Television .......................................... 136
Temperature warnings .................. xxii
Theme ......................................... 85, 152
Thumbnail playback ...................... 118
Time ............................................. 24, 198
Time stamp ....................................... 141
Time zone .......................................... 198
Time zone and date ....................... 198
Timer ......................................................89
Toning .......................................186, 187
Track log ............................................ 110
Trimming movies ........................... 150
U
Underwater (creative mode) ..38, 55
USB ......................................99, 130, 138
USB cable .................................130, 138
UTC .............................................104, 107
V
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ViewNX 2 ........................................... 126
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