Nikon Nikon 1 V3 User's Manual

Nikon Nikon 1 V3 User's Manual
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Table of Contents
Getting the Most from Your Camera ........................................iii
About This Manual .......................................................................iv
The Reference Manual.................................................................. v
For Your Safety..............................................................................vi
Notices............................................................................................ ix
Wireless ........................................................................................xiv
Introduction
1
The Camera and Accessories.......................................................1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
Using the Vari-Angle Monitor ...................................................13
Using the Touch Screen..............................................................15
First Steps......................................................................................20
Attaching a Grip and Electronic Viewfinder...........................27
Taking and Viewing Photographs
31
Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode) .........................31
Viewing Photographs .........................................................................35
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................36
Live Image Control...............................................................................37
Choosing a Creative Mode.........................................................39
Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation.....40
The Creative Palette ............................................................................41
HDR ...........................................................................................................42
Easy Panorama ......................................................................................43
Selective Color.......................................................................................46
Cross Process .........................................................................................47
Recording and Viewing Movies
48
Recording Movies........................................................................48
Taking Photographs During Movie Recording..........................52
Viewing Movies.....................................................................................53
Deleting Movies....................................................................................54
t, u, v, and w Modes
56
t Programmed Auto ......................................................................... 56
u Shutter-Priority Auto ..................................................................... 57
v Aperture-Priority Auto.................................................................. 58
w Manual ............................................................................................... 59
Other Shooting Modes
61
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture) ...............61
Choosing a Shot Manually (Active Selection)............................ 61
Choosing Your Moment (Slow View)............................................ 65
Letting the Camera Choose the Moment (Smart Photo
Selector).............................................................................................. 67
z Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes (Motion
Snapshot Mode).....................................................................71
Viewing Motion Snapshots .............................................................. 74
Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 74
More on Photography
75
Continuous Mode........................................................................75
Self-Timer Modes ........................................................................77
Remote Control Photography .................................................. 79
The Built-in Flash......................................................................... 81
Tap Shooting Options ................................................................85
Wi-Fi
88
What Wi-Fi Can Do for You........................................................ 88
Accessing the Camera ................................................................89
WPS (Android Only) ............................................................................ 90
PIN Entry (Android Only)................................................................... 91
SSID (Android and iOS)...................................................................... 92
Uploading Pictures to a Smart Device .................................... 94
Menu Options
98
i
Connecting to a Computer
103
Installing the Supplied Software........................................... 103
System Requirements...................................................................... 104
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer ..................... 106
Transferring Pictures........................................................................ 106
Viewing Pictures ................................................................................ 108
Technical Notes
109
Optional Accessories ............................................................... 109
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................... 111
Storage and Cleaning .............................................................. 112
Storage.................................................................................................. 112
Cleaning................................................................................................ 112
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions ..................... 113
Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 118
Battery/Display................................................................................... 118
Shooting (All Modes) ....................................................................... 119
Movies ................................................................................................... 120
Tap Shooting Options ..................................................................... 120
Playback................................................................................................ 120
Wi-Fi (Wireless Networks)............................................................... 121
Miscellaneous..................................................................................... 121
Error Messages.......................................................................... 122
Specifications ............................................................................ 124
Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera ............................................................. 124
Battery Life........................................................................................... 134
Index ........................................................................................... 135
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
Take photos with the shutter-release button.
See page 7 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 31), creative
(0 39), t, u, v, w (0 56), and
advanced movie (0 48) modes.
Movie-record button
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About This Manual
For a complete guide to using your digital camera, see the Reference Manual (page v). To get the most from your camera, please
be sure to read this User’s Manual thoroughly and keep it where
it 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:
D
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
use to prevent damage to the camera.
A
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is a
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM.
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in
“For Your Safety” (0 vi–viii) and “Caring for the Camera and Battery:
Cautions” (0 113).
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The Reference Manual
For more information on using your Nikon camera, download a
pdf copy of the camera Reference Manual from the website listed
below. The Reference Manual can be viewed using Adobe Reader
or Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later.
1 On your computer, launch a web browser and open the Nikon
manual download site at http://nikonimglib.com/manual/
2 Navigate to the page for the desired product and download
the manual.
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v
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 Do not look at the sun through the viewfinder. Viewing the sun or other
strong light source through the viewfinder could cause permanent visual
impairment.
A 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.
vi
A Keep dry. Do not immerse in or expose
to water or handle with wet hands.
Failure to keep the product dry could
result in damage to the product, fire,
or electric shock, while handling the
product with wet hands could result
in 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.
A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to
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 Do not place the strap around the neck of A Observe caution when using a flash.
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 wireless network feature 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.
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.
A Do not leave the product where it will be
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.
• 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
ba tteries. 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.
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• 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
t h e b a t t e r y w h e n n o c h a rg e
remains.
• When the battery is not in use,
attach the terminal cover and store
in a cool, dry place.
• The battery may be hot immediately after use or when the product
has been used on battery power for
an extended period. Before removing the battery turn the camera off
and allow the battery to cool.
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any changes in
the battery, such as discoloration or
deformation.
A Observe proper precautions when handling
the charger:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or
product malfunction due to fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
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• 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 injury
or product malfunction due to fire
or 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.
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.
ix
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.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may
be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper The government has issued cautions
money, coins, securities, govern- on copies or reproductions of securiment bonds, or local government ties issued by private companies
bonds, even if such copies or repro- (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates,
etc.), commuter passes, or coupon
ductions are stamped “Sample.”
tickets, except when a minimum of
The copying or reproduction of
necessary copies are to be provided
paper money, coins, or securities
for business use by a company. Also,
which are circulated in a foreign
do not copy or reproduce passports
country is prohibited.
issued by the government, licenses
Unless the prior permission of the issued by public agencies and prigovernment has been obtained, the vate groups, ID cards, and tickets,
copying or reproduction of unused such as passes and meal coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
• Comply with copyright notices
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as
stamps issued by the government books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
and of certified documents stipu- prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
lated by law is prohibited.
photographs is governed by
national and international copyright
laws. Do not use this product for the
purpose of making illegal copies or
to infringe copyright laws.
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
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Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted
files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another
person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the
device and then completely refill it with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Wi-Fi settings can be reset to
default values by selecting Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi connection type > Reset Wi-Fi settings in the setup menu (0 93). Care should be taken to avoid injury when
physically destroying data storage devices.
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.
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D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or a
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses, 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/
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Wireless
This product, which contains encryption software developed in the United
States, is controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations
and may not be exported or re-exported to any country to which the United
States embargoes goods. The following countries are currently subject to
embargo: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
Notices for Customers in the U. S. A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC WARNING
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation
may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Co-location
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notices for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
FCC/IC RF Exposure Statement
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are
associated with using low power wireless devices. There is no proof, however,
that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power Wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave
range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects
(by heating tissue), exposure of low-level RF that does not produce heating
effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF
exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not
been confirmed by additional research. The 1 V3, which is equipped with a
LBWA1ZZYM6 (FCC ID:VPYLBYM / IC ID:772C-LBYM) wireless LAN module, has
been tested and found to comply with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set
forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC
radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. Please refer to the SAR test report that
was uploaded to FCC website.
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Notices for Customers in Europe
Hereby, Nikon Corporation, declares that the 1 V3 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity may be consulted at http://imaging.nikon.com/support/pdf/DoC_1V3.pdf
Notice for Customers in Singapore
Trade Name:
Model: 1 V3
This device complies with radio-frequency regulations. The content of certification labels not affixed to the device is given below.
Complies with
IDA Standards
DA104328
Security
Although one of the benefits of this product is that it allows others to freely
connect for the wireless exchange of data anywhere within its range, the following may occur if security is not enabled:
• Data theft: Malicious third-parties may intercept wireless transmissions to
steal user IDs, passwords, and other personal information.
• Unauthorized access: Unauthorized users may gain access to the network
and alter data or perform other malicious actions. Note that due the design
of wireless networks, specialized attacks may allow unauthorized access
even when security is enabled.
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sIntroduction
The Camera and Accessories
The following items are included with purchase of this product
or are available separately. Confirm that the package contains all
items listed as included. For a complete list of the accessories
available for separate purchase, see page 109.
s
Body Cap BF-N1000 (included)
Digital Camera Nikon 1 V3 (included)
Rechargeable Li-ion
Battery EN-EL20a
(included with terminal
cover)
Battery Charger
MH-29 (included; plug
adapter supplied in
countries or regions where
required; shape depends on
country of sale)
Electronic Viewfinder
DF-N1000 *
(available separately)
Lens
(supplied only if
lens kit is
purchased with
camera)
Also included:
Strap AN-N1000
USB Cable UC-E20
ViewNX 2 CD
Warranty
User’s Manual (this manual)
Grip
GR-N1010
(available
separately)
* Nikon 1 V1 and V2 not supported.
Memory cards are sold separately.
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
s
18
17
6
5
4
3
2
1
19
7
8
9
10
16
11
15
1 Mounting mark ...................................22
2 Sub-command dial...................... 58, 59
3 Shutter-release
button .................33, 52, 63, 66, 68, 72
4 Movie-record button ................. 48, 49
5 Power switch........................................24
6 Mode dial................................................ 7
7 Focal plane mark (E)
8 Eyelet for camera strap......................20
9 Flash pop-up button..........................81
10 AF-assist illuminator ....................... 100
Self-timer lamp....................................78
Red-eye reduction lamp ...................82
2
20
14 13 12
11 External microphone connector
cover
12 Lens release button
13 Infrared receiver.........................79, 119
14 Lens mount ..........................................22
15 Microphone........................................101
16 Body cap .............................................110
17 Multi accessory port
18 Multi accessory port cover
19 Built-in flash.........................................81
20 Connector for external
microphone ......................................110
17
16
4
3
2
1
18
19
5
6
7
8
9
10
20
21
22
s
11
1 O (delete) button................................36 11 Battery-chamber cover ..................... 21
2 $ (display) button......................... 5 12 Battery-chamber cover
latch...................................................... 21
3 G (menu) button .......................... 8
4 K (playback) button ............35, 69, 74 13 Grip connector cover ......................... 29
5 Fn1 button ............................................12 14 Tripod socket *
6 Multi selector......................................... 9 15 Vari-angle monitor.................. 4, 13, 24
J (OK) button....................................... 9 16 Speaker
% (focus mode) ..............................100 17 A (AE/AF lock) button
E (exposure compensation)
18 Power lamp .......................................... 24
M (flash mode).....................................81 19 Main command dial/
C (continuous shooting/
Fn2 button....................... 12, 35, 57, 59
self-timer)...............................75, 77, 79 20 HDMI connector
7 Memory card slot/connector
21 USB connector...................................106
cover .....................................................21 22 Memory card slot................................ 21
8 & (feature) button .............................10 23 Battery latch......................................... 21
9 Memory card access lamp ................34 24 Grip connector .................................... 29
10 Power connector cover
for optional power connector
* Camera does not support TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer.
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The Monitor
1 2 34
s
NO ICON
H
Battery fully
charged or
partially
discharged.
Low battery.
37
36
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21
1 Shooting mode ..................................... 7
2 Live image control..............................37
Creative mode ....................................39
Best moment capture
selection ................................ 61, 65, 67
Advanced movie selection ........ 48, 51
Exposure mode ...................................99
3 Flexible program indicator ...............56
4 Flash mode ...........................................82
5 Self-timer ..............................................77
Remote control mode........................79
Continuous mode *.............................75
6 Active D-Lighting * .......................... 100
7 Picture Control * ............................... 101
8 White balance * ................................ 101
9 Frame size/frame rate..................... 101
10 Image size * ..........................................99
11 Image quality * ....................................99
12 Focus mode *..................................... 100
13 AF-area mode * ................................. 100
14 Face-priority *..............................34, 100
15 Auto distortion control
indicator............................................ 100
16 Focus area....................................33, 100
17 AF-area brackets *
18 Flash compensation ........................ 100
19 Exposure compensation
20 Flash-ready indicator .........................83
21 “k” (appears when memory remains
for over 1000 exposures)
22 Number of exposures remaining....26
Number of shots remaining
before memory buffer fills
White balance
recording indicator
Card warning indicator
23 Time available......................................49
24 ISO sensitivity ....................................101
25 ISO sensitivity indicator...................101
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator
26 Aperture......................................... 58, 59
27 Shutter speed ............................... 57, 59
28 Metering .............................................100
29 Battery indicator *
30 Sound settings * ................................102
31 Satellite signal indicator *
32 Autoexposure (AE)/autofocus (AF)
lock indicator
33 Tap shooting options.........................85
34 Auto image capture .........................101
35 Microphone sensitivity *
36 Time elapsed........................................49
37 Recording indicator............................49
* Available only in detailed display; to view, press $ (0 5).
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
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The $ (Display) Button
Press $ to cycle through shooting and
playback indicators as shown below.
$ button
❚❚ Shooting
Simplified display
s
Detailed display
Virtual horizon *
* Displayed only in modes other than Creative Palette.
A Recording Area
The area recorded during movie recording is shown by guides in the
display; the appearance of the guides depends on the option selected
for Electronic VR (0 100, 101) in movie menu.
Electronic vibration reduction off
Electronic vibration reduction on
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❚❚ Playback
Simple photo info
Detailed photo info
Image only
Highlights *
s
* Displayed only when On is selected for the Display > Playback highlight
display option in the setup menu (0 102).
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The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following shooting modes:
Mode dial
s
C Auto mode (0 31): Let the camera pick the settings for photographs
and movies.
w Creative mode (0 39): For photographs in which you
want to use special effects or match settings to the scene.
v Advanced movie mode (0 48): Choose an exposure mode and adjust shutter-speed or aperture
or record movies in slow or fast motion or with
other special effects.
z Motion Snapshot mode (0 71): Each time the
shutter is released, the camera records a still
image and about 1.6 s of movie footage.
u Best moment capture mode (0 61): Choose Active
Selection to select the best picture from 40 shots in
temporary storage, Slow view to choose the best timing for the shot while the scene plays back in slow
motion, or Smart Photo Selector to let the camera
pick the best shot based on composition and movement.
t, u, v, and w modes (0 56): Control shutter speed and aperture for
advanced photographic effects.
• t: Programmed auto (0 56)
• v: Aperture-priority auto (0 58)
• u: Shutter-priority auto (0 57) • w: Manual (0 59)
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The G Button
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. To view the menus, press the
G button.
s
G button
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
K Playback menu (0 98)
C w t u v w u z Shooting menu (0 99)
1 Movie menu (0 100)
w Image processing menu (0 101)
B Setup menu (0 102)
x Wi-Fi menu (0 88)
Menu options
Options in current menu.
Slider shows position in current
menu.
A Using the Menus
The items listed may vary with camera settings. Items displayed in gray
are not currently available. To exit the menus and return to shooting
mode, press the shutter-release button halfway.
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❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector to navigate the
playback, shooting, movie, image processing, setup, and Wi-Fi menus.
Multi selector
1 Select a menu.
s
Press 1 or 3 to highlight tabs and
press 2 to position the cursor in the
highlighted menu.
2 Select an item.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight menu items
and press 2 to view options for the
highlighted item.
3 Select an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
option and press J to select.
A Using the Multi Selector
Press the multi selector up, down, left, or right
(1,3, 4, or 2), or rotate it as shown at right.
J button
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The & (Feature) Button
To display the feature menu and adjust
camera settings or access playback
options, press the & button.
s
& button
& menu (shooting mode)
& menu (playback)
1 Select an item.
Use the multi selector to highlight an
item and press J to display options
(to exit the & menu, press the shutterrelease button halfway as described
on page 33 or highlight 1 and press
J).
2 Select an option.
Highlight the desired option or value
and press J to select.
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A The & Menu
The & menu is context-sensitive: its contents vary with camera settings
or the type of image displayed; options that are currently unavailable
are shown in gray. The & menu is not available in auto mode.
s
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The Function Buttons (Fn1 and Fn2)
s
The Fn1 and Fn2 buttons can be used for
quick recall of frequently-used settings
during shooting. To choose the roles
these buttons play, go to Assign Fn button in the setup menu (0 102), highlight
the desired button, press 2, and choose
from the following options:
Fn2 button
Fn1 button
• Exposure compensation
• Metering (0 100)
• White balance (0 101)
• ISO sensitivity (0 101)
• Picture Control (0 101)
• AF-area mode (0 100)
• Movie-record button
If Movie-record button is selected, the chosen button can be
used to start and end movie recording (0 49).
Users of the optional grip (0 29) can also
choose the role played by the Fn3 button.
Fn3 button
A Default Settings
At default settings, the Fn1, Fn2, and Fn3 buttons are respectively
assigned white balance, ISO sensitivity, and movie recording functions.
A The Fn2 Button
The main command dial doubles as the Fn2
button. To access the function assigned to
the Fn2 button, press the command dial.
Fn2 button
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Using the Vari-Angle Monitor
The monitor can be angled and rotated as shown below.
87°
s
Normal use: The monitor is normally used in storage position.
Low-angle shots: Frame shots with
the camera close to the ground.
Once in the low-angle position,
the monitor can be further lowered.
High-angle shots: Frame shots
while holding the camera over
your head.
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D Using the Monitor
s
Rotate the monitor gently within the limits shown on page 13. Do not
use force. Failure to observe these precautions could damage the camera or monitor. If the camera is mounted on a tripod, care should be
taken to ensure that the monitor does not contact the tripod.
Do not touch the area to the rear of the
monitor. Failure to observe this precaution
could cause product malfunction.
Be particularly careful
not to touch this area.
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Using the Touch Screen
The touch-sensitive monitor supports the following operations:
Tap
Tap the monitor.
s
Flick
Flick a finger a short distance across the
monitor.
Slide
Slide a finger over the monitor.
Stretch/Pinch
Place two fingers on the monitor and
move them apart or pinch them together.
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A The Touch Screen
The touch screen responds to static electricity and may not respond
when covered with third-party protective films or when touched with
fingernails or gloved hands. Do not use excessive force or touch the
screen with sharp objects.
A Using the Touch Screen
s
The camera may not recognize a tap if you leave your finger on the
screen too long. It may not recognize other gestures if your touch is too
soft, your fingers are moved too quickly or too short a distance or do
not remain in contact with the screen, or if the movement of the two
fingers in a pinch or stretch is not correctly coordinated.
❚❚ Taking Pictures
The touch screen can be used for the following shooting operations.
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Take a
picture (tap
shooting)
In auto, creative, t, u, v, and w
modes, you can focus and take a
picture by tapping your subject in
the display.
Focus (tap
shooting)
In advanced movie mode, you
can focus by tapping your subject
in the display.
Tap highlighted icons to view settings and tap icons or sliders to
change (the items available vary
with camera settings). Tap 0 to
save changes and exit, or tap 2 to
return to the previous display.
Adjust
settings
s
A Tap Shooting Options
Tap shooting options can be
adjusted by tapping the icon
shown at right (0 85).
❚❚ Viewing Pictures
The touch screen can be used for the following playback operations.
View other
images
Flick left or right to view other
images.
View movies
or panoramas
Tap the on-screen guide to start
movie or panorama playback
(movies are indicated by a 1
icon). Tap the display to pause or
resume.
Guide
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s
Zoom in
Use stretch and pinch gestures to
zoom in and out and slide to
scroll. You can also double-tap a
picture in full-frame playback to
zoom in and double-tap again to
exit zoom.
View
thumbnails
To “zoom out” to a thumbnail
view, use a pinch gesture in fullframe playback. Use pinch and
stretch to choose the number of
images displayed from 4, 9, or 16
frames.
View other
months
Flick left or right to view other
months in the calendar display.
Use
on-screen
guides
Various operations can be performed by tapping on-screen
guides.
❚❚ Using the Menus
The touch screen can be used for the following menu operations.
Scroll
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Slide up or down to scroll.
Choose a
menu
Tap a menu icon to choose a
menu.
s
Adjust
settings
Tap menu items to display
options and tap icons or sliders to
change. Tap 2 to return to the
previous display.
❚❚ The & Menu
The touch screen can be used to adjust settings in the & menu.
Adjust
settings
Tap menu items to display
options and tap icons or sliders to
change. Tap 0 to save changes
and exit, or tap 2 to return to the
previous display.
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First Steps
1 Attach the camera strap.
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
s
2 Charge the battery.
Insert the battery into the charger q and plug the charger in
w. An exhausted battery fully charges in about 3 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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3 Insert the battery.
Insert the battery in the orientation shown, using the battery
to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side. The
latch locks the battery in place when the battery is fully
inserted.
s
4 Insert a memory card.
The camera stores pictures on microSD, microSDHC, and
microSDXC memory cards (available separately; 0 111).
Check to be sure the card is in the correct orientation and
then slide the card until it clicks into place. Do not attempt to
insert the card at an angle; failure to observe this precaution
could damage the product.
16GB
Front
A Formatting Memory Cards
If this is the first time the memory card will be used in the camera or
if the card has been formatted in another device, select Format
memory card in the setup menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format the card (0 102). Note that this permanently deletes
any data the card may contain.
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5 Attach a lens.
s
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when the
lens or body cap is removed. The lens generally used in this
manual for illustrative purposes is a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM. When using the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM, be sure not touch the lens cover; failure
to observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.
Remove the
rear lens cap
Lens cover
Remove the camera body cap
Mounting mark (camera)
Keeping the mounting marks
aligned, position the lens on
the camera
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Mounting mark (lens)
Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place.
s
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Lenses with retractable lens barrel buttons can not be used when retracted. To
unlock and extend the lens, readying the
camera for use, keep the retractable lens
barrel button pressed (q) while rotating
the zoom ring as shown (w). The lens can
be retracted and the zoom ring locked by
pressing the button and rotating the ring
in the opposite direction. Retract the lens
before removal, and be careful not to
press the retractable lens barrel button
while attaching or removing the lens.
Zoom ring
Retractable lens barrel
button
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).
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6 Turn the camera on.
s
Rotate the power switch to turn the
camera on. The power lamp will briefly
light green and the monitor will turn
on. If the lens is equipped with a front
lens cap, remove the cap before shooting. If a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–
5.6 PD-ZOOM lens is attached, the lens
will automatically extend when the
camera is turned on and retract when
the camera is turned off.
A Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off, rotate the power switch again. The monitor
will turn off.
A Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for about a minute, the displays will
turn off and the power lamp start to flash. The camera can be reactivated by operating the shutter-release button. If no operations are
performed for about three minutes after the displays have turned
off, the camera will turn off automatically.
7 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 9) to choose a language.
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8 Set the clock.
Use the multi selector and J button
(0 9) 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 highlight items
saving time option and press J. and press 1 or 3 to change. Press
J to exit to shooting display when
setup is complete.
Note: Language and clock can be changed at any time using Language
(0 102) and Time zone and date (0 102) options in setup menu.
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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 (0 4).
s
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Exposures remaining
Attaching a Grip and Electronic Viewfinder
If desired, the camera can be used with an optional grip and
electronic viewfinder (0 109). Manuals are not provided; users
of these accessories will need to read following instructions in
their entirety before proceeding.
Attaching an Electronic Viewfinder
s
Viewfinder eyepiece
Diopter adjustment
control
Display-selection button
Connector
cover
Signal contact
Eye sensor
Latch release buttons (×2)
Follow the steps below to attach the viewfinder.
1 Remove the multi-accessory port cover.
Remove the cover from the camera as
shown. Be sure to replace the cover
when the port is not in use.
2 Remove the connector cover.
Remove the connector cover from the
electronic viewfinder. Be sure to
replace the cover when the viewfinder
is not in use.
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3 Attach the viewfinder.
After confirming that the camera is off,
slide the signal contact into the multiaccessory port until it latches.
s
D Handling the Viewfinder
Remove the viewfinder when it is not in use. If the viewfinder is
attached, the shocks and vibration to which the camera may be
exposed during transport or when placed in a bag could damage the
camera or viewfinder. To remove the viewfinder, confirm that the camera is off and then press and hold the latch release buttons while
detaching the viewfinder from the multi accessory port.
Do not touch the viewfinder signal contact. Failure to observe this precaution could cause product malfunction.
A Using the Viewfinder
Use the viewfinder when bright ambient lighting conditions make it
difficult to see the display in the monitor. When you put your eye to
the viewfinder, the eye sensor will turn the viewfinder on and the
monitor off (note that the sensor responds to more than just your eyes;
when using the monitor, keep your fingers and other objects from the
sensor). You can also use the display-selection button to cycle through
display settings as follows: automatic display selection (Eye sensor
on); viewfinder on, monitor off (Eye sensor off ); and monitor on, viewfinder off. The eye sensor is re-enabled automatically each time the
camera is turned on. While the viewfinder is on, you can use the $
button to view or hide indicators (0 5).
A Viewfinder Focus
If you find that the icons and other indicators displayed in the viewfinder seem blurry,
rotate the diopter adjustment control until
the display is in sharp focus. When operating
the control with your eye to the viewfinder,
be careful not to put your fingers or fingernails in your eyes.
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Attaching a Grip
Fn3 button (0 12)
Shutter-release button
Connector
cover holder
Connector cap
Signal contact
s
Mounting screw
Tripod socket
Sub-command
dial
Mounting screw knob
Follow the steps below to attach the grip.
1 Remove the grip connector cover.
Remove the grip connector cover
from the bottom of the camera and
place it in the holder. Be sure to
replace the cover when the grip is not
in use.
Connector cover holder
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2 Remove the connector cap.
Remove the grip connector cap. Be
sure to replace the cap when the grip
is not in use.
s 3 Attach the grip.
After confirming that the camera is off, align the camera and
grip as shown and tighten the knob by rotating it in the
LOCK2 direction, keeping the grip held in place so that the
grip signal contact slides straight into the camera grip connector.
A Removing the Grip
To remove the grip, confirm that the camera is off and then loosen the
mounting screw by rotating the knob in the direction opposite to that
shown by the LOCK indicator.
D Handling the Grip
Do not touch the signal contacts. Failure to observe this precaution
could cause product malfunction.
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zTaking and Viewing Photographs
This chapter describes how to take, view, and delete photographs in auto and creative mode.
Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode)
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.
z
1 Turn the camera on.
Rotate the power switch to turn the
camera on.
2 Select C mode.
Rotate the mode dial to C (auto).
A The Framing Grid
A framing grid can be displayed by selecting
On for Display > Grid display in the setup
menu (0 102).
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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
Shutter speeds slow when lighting is
poor; use of the built-in flash (0 81) or
a tripod is recommended.
4 Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
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. During movie recording with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–
5.6 PD-ZOOM, the zoom rate is unaffected by the speed with which the
ring is rotated.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ring
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5 Focus.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus. If
the subject is poorly lit, the
AF-assist illuminator (0 2)
may light to assist the focus
operation.
If the camera is able to focus, the selected Focus area
focus area will be highlighted in green
and a beep will sound (a beep may not
sound if the subject is moving).
z
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red.
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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6 Shoot.
z
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.
A Face Priority
Memory card access lamp
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).
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Viewing Photographs
Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
K button
z
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to view additional pictures.
To zoom in on the center of the current
image, rotate the main command dial to
the right. Rotate left to zoom out. To view
multiple images, rotate the dial left when
the picture is displayed full frame.
Main command dial
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
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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.
z
A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
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.
A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu (0 98) can be used to delete
selected pictures, all pictures, or pictures taken on selected dates.
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Live Image Control
Live image controls let you preview how
changes to each control will affect the
final photograph. To choose a live image
control for auto mode, press J to display
the live image control menu, then use the
multi selector to highlight a control and
press J to view the effect. Rotate the
multi selector to choose a setting and
press J to select.
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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
Background softened
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Motion control: Suggest motion by blurring
moving objects, or “freeze” motion to
capture moving objects clearly.
Freeze motion
Blur motion
z
Freeze motion
Blur motion
Brightness control: Make pictures brighter
or darker.
Brighter
D Live Image Control
Darker
Brighter
Darker
Continuous shooting is not available (0 75) and the built-in flash and
optional flash units can not be used when live image control is in effect.
Pressing the movie-record button cancels live image control.
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Choosing a Creative Mode
Choose creative mode to match settings to the subject or situation or take photos using special effects.
1 Select w mode.
Rotate the mode dial to w (creative).
z
2 Choose an option.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu, then highlight Creative and
press J. Highlight an option suited to
your subject and creative intent
(0 40) and press J.
& button
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Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation
Choose a creative mode according to the subject or situation:
Option
z
40
Description
Rotate the palette to choose creative effects while
Creative Palette (4)
previewing them in the display (0 41).
HDR (5)
Photograph high-contrast scenes (0 42).
Shoot panoramas for later viewing on the camera
Easy panorama (p)
(0 43).
Shoot photographs with a soft filter effect. Use the &
Soft (q)
(feature) menu to select the amount of softening and
to choose how softening applies to portraits.
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
Selective color (s)
color (0 46).
Choose a base color to create photographs with difCross process (6)
ferent hues (0 47).
Shoot photographs with a toy camera effect. Use the
Toy camera effect (7) & menu to adjust color saturation and peripheral
illumination.
The Creative Palette
To choose a creative effect, rotate the multi selector or use a finger to rotate the creative palette in the monitor. The selected
effect is visible in the monitor and changes gradually as the palette is rotated.
z
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take a picture with the selected effect (tap shooting options are not available when the creative palette is displayed; to view or hide the
creative palette, tap 4). The built-in flash and optional flash
units can not be used.
A Scene Detection
The camera automatically adjusts settings to suit the subject and situation. The effects available vary with the type of subject detected. To
reset the palette, press J or tap Reset while the creative palette is displayed.
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HDR
z
Details in highlights and shadows are preserved using HDR (high
dynamic range). Each time the shutter-release 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 and optional flash units
do not fire. Some time may be required to process the pictures;
the final photograph will be displayed when processing is complete.
+
First exposure
(darker)
D Framing HDR Photographs
Second exposure
(brighter)
Combined HDR
image
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.
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Easy Panorama
Follow the steps below to shoot panoramas. During shooting,
the camera focuses using auto-area AF; face detection (0 34) is
not available. Exposure compensation can be used, but the
built-in flash and optional flash units will not fire.
1 Set focus and exposure.
Frame the start of the panorama and press the shutter-release button halfway.
Guides will appear in the
display.
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2 Start shooting.
Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down and then lift your finger from the button. 1, 3,
4, and 2 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. Note that because panoramas are composed of
multiple images, the joins between images may be visible and the
desired results may not be achieved with moving subjects or with neon
lights or other subjects that exhibit rapid changes in color or brightness, subjects that are too close to the camera, poorly-lit subjects, and
subjects such as the sky or sea that are a solid color or contain simple
repeating patterns.
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 35). 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
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. You can
also rotate the multi selector to rewind or
advance when playback is paused.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
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Selective Color
Take black-and-white pictures in which one hue appears in a
color.
1 Choose Select color.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu, then highlight Select color
and press J.
z
2 Choose a color.
Use the multi selector to choose a
color and press J.
3 Take pictures.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take pictures. Only the selected hue will appear in color; all other
hues will be recorded in shades of gray.
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Cross Process
Select a base hue to take pictures with modified colors.
1 Select Hue.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu, then highlight Hue and press
J.
2 Choose a color.
z
Use the multi selector to choose a
base color (red, green, blue, or yellow)
and press J.
3 Take pictures.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take pictures with modified colors.
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yRecording and Viewing Movies
Recording Movies
Movies can be recorded using the movie-record button.
1 Turn the camera on.
Rotate the power switch to turn the
camera on.
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2 Choose a shooting mode.
Rotate the mode dial to C (auto), w
( c r e a t i v e ) , t , u , v, w, o r v
(advanced movie) as described on
page 50. In advanced movie mode,
you can choose a movie type using
the Advanced movie option in the &
Mode dial
menu (0 51).
3 Frame the opening shot.
Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display. If
Slow motion is selected in advanced
movie mode (0 51), press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus.
A The 0 Icon
A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.
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4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress.
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. Except when recording slowmotion movies, the camera focuses continuously; to avoid recording focus noise,
select Single AF for Focus mode in the
movie menu (0 101).
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Time available
5 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again
to end recording. Recording will end
automatically when the maximum
length is reached, the memory card is
full, another mode is selected, the lens
is removed, or the camera becomes
hot (0 xii).
Movie-record button
A Maximum Length
The camera can record movies up to 4 GB in size; note that depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this
length is reached (0 111).
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❚❚ Shooting Mode
Movies can be recorded in the shooting modes listed below.
Movies can not be recorded in best moment capture or Motion
Snapshot modes.
C Auto mode (0 31)
Choose this mode to leave the camera in
charge of choosing settings. The camera
automatically adjusts settings according
to the subject and situation.
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w Creative mode (0 39)
Record movies in exposure mode t
(programmed auto). If Creative Palette is
selected, the chosen effect will be applied
to the movie (0 41).
v Advanced movie mode (0 51)
Choose an exposure mode (0 100) and
adjust shutter speed or aperture, or record
movies in slow or fast motion or with
other special effects.
t, u, v, and w modes (0 56)
Movies shot when u, v, or w is selected
are recorded in exposure mode t.
Exposure mode selection is available only
in advanced movie mode.
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❚❚ Advanced Movie Options
In v (advanced movie) mode, the following options can be accessed by pressing & (feature) and selecting Advanced
movie in the & menu.
0 HD movie
y Slow motion
Record high-definition (HD) movies.
Record up to about three seconds of silent slowmotion footage. Slow-motion movies are recorded at
400 fps and play back at about 30 fps.
Recording
y
Playback
Record silent fast-motion footage that plays back at
about four times normal speed. Playback time is one
quarter the recording time.
1 Fast motion
Recording
Playback
Record silent jump-cut movies. Recording pauses
every other second for a drop-frame effect.
2 Jump cut
Recording
Playback
Record a 4-second movie clip. Multiple clips can be
3 4-second movie joined into a single movie using the Combine 4-second movies option in the playback menu (0 98).
A Slow Motion
When slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode, the camera
can be focused by pressing the shutter-release button halfway before
recording begins. The camera focuses on the subject at the center of
the display; face detection (0 34) is not available. Focus and exposure
can not be adjusted during recording.
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Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
Press the shutter-release button all the
way down to take a photograph without
interrupting movie recording. Photographs taken during movie recording
have an aspect ratio of 3 : 2.
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A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
Up to 20 photographs can be taken with each movie shot. Please note
that photographs can not be taken with slow-motion movies.
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 35).
Press J to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
Volume
Guide
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The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Pause
Play
Advance/
rewind
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
Description
Pause playback.
J
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. You can also rotate the multi selector
to rewind or advance when playback is
paused.
Rotate the main command dial to adjust volume.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
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Deleting Movies
To delete the current movie, press O. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
press O again to delete the movie and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the movie. Note that
once deleted, movies can not be recovered.
O button
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D The Speaker
Keep your fingers and other objects away
from the speaker when adjusting the volume.
Speaker
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A Recording Time
The following table lists the approximate maximum recording times for
individual movies shot at the default frame size and rate in each shooting mode.
Auto, creative, t, u, v, and w modes
Advanced movie mode
HD movie
Slow motion
Fast motion
Jump cut
4-second movie
D Recording Movies
10 minutes
10 minutes
3 seconds
20 minutes
20 minutes
4 seconds
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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 by choosing a
Flicker reduction option that matches the frequency of the local AC
power supply, 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 slowmotion 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.
The built-in flash and optional flash units will not fire during movie
recording or when the camera is in advanced movie mode.
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#t, u, v, and w Modes
t, u, v, and w modes offer varying
degrees of control over shutter speed
and aperture. Choose a mode and adjust
settings according to your creative
intent.
t 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.
A Choosing a Combination of Shutter Speed and Aperture
Although the shutter speed and aperture
chosen by the camera will produce optimal
results, you can also rotate the main command dial to choose other combinations that
will produce the same exposure (“flexible
program”). U is displayed while flexible program is in effect.
A ISO Sensitivity (t, u, v, and w Modes)
Main command dial
When an “auto” option is selected for ISO sensitivity in the image processing menu (0 101), 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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u 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.
Fast shutter speed (1/1600 s)
Slow shutter speed (1 s)
Choosing a Shutter Speed
Rotate the main command dial right for
faster shutter speeds, left for slower shutter speeds. Choose from values between
30 s and 1/4000 s. The electronic shutter,
which can be enabled either by selecting
On for Silent photography in the setup
menu (0 102) or by choosing a frame
rate of 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps in continuous
shooting mode (0 75), supports shutter
speeds as fast as 1/16,000 s; the slowest shutter speed available with the electronic
shutter is 30 s (silent photography) or
1/60 s (10, 20, 30, and 60 fps continuous).
#
Main command dial
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change when a frame rate of 10 fps or
faster is selected in continuous shooting mode (0 75).
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v 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)
Small aperture (f/16)
❚❚ Choosing an Aperture
Aperture is selected by rotating the subcommand dial: choose from values
between the minimum and maximum for
the lens.
Sub-command dial
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w Manual
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
❚❚ Choosing Shutter Speed and Aperture
Adjust shutter speed and aperture with
reference to the exposure indicator
(0 60). Shutter speed is set by rotating
the main command dial right for faster
speeds and left for slower speeds: choose
from values between 30 s and 1/4000 s (30 s
and 1/16,000 s when the electronic shutter is
enabled by selecting On for Silent photography in the setup menu (0 102), or
1/60 s and 1/16,000 s when the electronic
shutter is enabled by selecting a frame
rate of 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps in continuous
shooting mode; 0 75), or select “Bulb” to
hold the shutter open indefinitely for a
long time-exposure. Aperture is selected
by rotating the sub-command dial:
choose from values between the minimum and maximum for the lens.
Main command dial
#
Sub-command dial
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change when a frame rate of 10 fps or
faster is selected in continuous shooting mode (0 75).
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A The Exposure Indicator
When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” or
“Time” are selected, the exposure indicator
shows whether the photograph would be
under- or over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
#
60
Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
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 71).
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture)
Choose a shot from 40 frames recorded to temporary storage
shortly before or after the shutter is released (Active Selection),
choose the moment to release the shutter as the scene plays
back in slow motion (slow view, 0 65), or let the camera choose
the best shot based on composition and movement (Smart
Photo Selector, 0 67).
Choosing a Shot Manually (Active Selection)
R
Choose up to 40 shots from 40 frames recorded shortly before or
after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
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1 Select u mode.
Rotate the mode dial to u (best
moment capture).
2 Choose Active Selection.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, then highlight
Active Selection and press J.
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3 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
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4 Begin buffering photographs.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 33). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording images to the memory
buffer.
5 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
40 frames recorded to the buffer in the
moments before and after the shutterrelease button was pressed all the way
down will be copied to temporary
storage.
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6 Select up to 40 frames.
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to scroll through the frames and
press 1 or 3 to select or deselect.
Selected images are indicated by a p
icon, while the remaining images are
marked with O icons to show that they
will be deleted.
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7 Save the selected frames.
Press J to save the selected frames to the memory card. The
memory card access lamp will light while recording is in
progress; note that depending on shooting conditions and
memory card write speed, some time may be required to save
the selected images.
A Active Selection
At default settings, the frame recorded at the moment the shutterrelease button was pressed all the way down is automatically marked
with a p icon in Step 6.
A Best Moment Capture Mode
Movies can not be recorded, and pressing the movie-record button has
no effect. The built-in flash and optional flash units can not be used.
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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.
1 Select u mode.
Rotate the mode dial to u (best
moment capture).
2 Select Slow view.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, 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.
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4 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
After focusing, the camera will record
40 frames to a temporary memory
buffer. It will then slowly play them
back in a continuous loop while the
Progress indicator
shutter-release button is kept pressed
halfway. A & icon is displayed in the
monitor.
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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.
Letting the Camera Choose the Moment
(Smart Photo Selector)
The Smart Photo Selector helps you capture a fleeting expression on the face of a portrait subject or other hard-to-time shots
such as group photos in party scenes. Each time the shutter is
released, the camera automatically selects the best shot and four
best shot candidates based on composition and motion.
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1 Select u mode.
Rotate the mode dial to u (best
moment capture).
2 Choose Smart Photo Selector.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, 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.
R
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 33). 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.
A Smart Photo Selector
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject.
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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 35; 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 K button
press 2 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 shutterrelease button halfway.
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Choosing the Best Shot
When a photograph taken with the Smart
Photo Selector is displayed, you can
choose the best shot by pressing J.
Press 4 or 2 to view the other pictures in
the sequence and press J to select the
current picture as the best shot. To return
to normal playback, press D.
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❚❚ Deleting Pictures
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
O button
deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
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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.
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1 Select z mode.
Rotate the mode dial to z (Motion
Snapshot).
2 Frame the picture.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
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3 Begin buffering.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 33). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
4 Shoot.
R
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.
A Ending the Vignette with a Photograph
To make the photograph the same as the last frame in the movie
vignette, select 1.6 s : 0 s for Movie before/after in the shooting menu
(0 99).
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way down
Movie footage
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❚❚ Audio
To record about four seconds of sound
with Motion Snapshots beginning at the
start of movie recording, use the multi
selector and J button to select Ambient
for Audio in the & (feature) menu (0 10).
Motion Snapshots can also be recorded
with background music (Background
music) or no sound (None).
A Motion Snapshot Mode
Movies can not be recorded using the movie-record button and the
built-in flash and optional flash units can not be used.
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Viewing Motion Snapshots
Press K and use the multi selector to display a Motion Snapshot (0 35; 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; playback is K button
accompanied by the audio track selected
using the Audio option (0 73). To end
playback and return to shooting mode,
press the shutter-release button halfway.
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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
O button
can not be recovered.
tMore on Photography
This section describes other features you can use when taking
pictures.
Continuous Mode
Shoot a continuous series (burst) of photographs.
1 Display release mode options.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select I.
Highlight I (continuous) and press 2
to display frame rate options.
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3 Select a frame rate.
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 6,
10, 20, 30, and 60 fps (I, Q, R,
S, and T, respectively). Except
when I is selected, the maximum
number of shots that can be recorded
in a single burst is 40.
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4 Frame your subject and shoot.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to shoot the burst.
D Continuous Mode
A mechanical shutter is used for pictures taken when I is selected and
Off is selected for Silent photography in the setup menu (0 102). An
electronic shutter is used for pictures taken at other settings. If the
built-in flash or optional flash unit fires when I is selected, only one
picture will be taken; at settings of 10, 20, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in
flash and optional flash units will not fire.
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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, best moment capture,
advanced movie, or Motion Snapshot mode or when live image control
is used in auto mode (0 37).
A Single Frame
To take only one picture each time the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down, press 4 (C) and select 8 (single frame) for
release mode.
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Self-Timer Modes
The self-timer is used to delay shutter release until 10 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 E.
Highlight E (self-timer) and press 2 to
display self-timer options.
3 Select the desired self-timer option.
t
Use the multi selector to highlight c
or a and press J.
4 Mount the camera on a tripod.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
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5 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.
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.
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A Movie Mode
To record movies using the self-timer, select advanced movie mode
and use the movie-record button to start the timer. Movie recording
ends when the movie-record button is pressed a second time.
A Raising the Flash
When using the built-in flash, 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.
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Remote Control Photography
The optional ML-L3 remote control (0 110) can be used to
reduce camera shake or for self-portraits.
A Before Using the ML-L3 Remote Control
Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet.
1 Display release mode options.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select #.
Highlight # (remote control) and press
2 to display remote control options.
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3 Select the desired remote-control option.
Use the multi selector to highlight # or
" and press J.
4 Mount the camera on a tripod.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
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5 Frame the photograph and shoot.
From a distance of 5 m (16 ft) or less,
aim the ML-L3 at the infrared receiver
on the front of the camera (0 2) and
press the ML-L3 shutter-release button. If " is selected, the self-timer
lamp will light for about two seconds
before the shutter is released. If # is
selected, the self-timer lamp will flash
after the shutter has been released.
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Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released. Turning the camera off
cancels remote control mode. Remote control mode is cancelled
automatically if no operations are performed for about ten minutes after the mode is selected in Step 3.
A Movie Mode
The ML-L3 shutter-release button functions as the movie-record button
for advanced movie mode (0 48).
A Using a Flash
When using the built-in flash, press the flash pop-up button to raise the
flash before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised
while the delayed-remote timer is counting down.
In remote control mode, the flash starts charging while the camera is
waiting for the signal from the remote. The camera will only respond to
the shutter-release button on the remote control when the flash is
charged. If red-eye reduction (0 82) is used when # is selected, the
shutter will be released about one second after the red-eye reduction
lamp lights. If " is selected, there will be about a two second delay
after the shutter-release button on the remote control is pressed; the
red-eye reduction lamp will then light for about one second before the
shutter is released.
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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. The built-in
flash can be used as described below, but note that some camera settings automatically disable the built-in flash:
1 Raise the flash.
Press the flash pop-up button to raise
the flash.
Flash pop-up button
2 Choose a flash mode.
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.
The flash will fire with every shot. To
disable the flash, press it gently downward until it latches.
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available in C (auto), q (soft), r
(miniature effect), s (selective color), 6 (cross process), 7 (toy
camera effect), t, u, v, and w modes:
• 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.”
• NYp (red-eye reduction with 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 t and v.
• 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 t
and v.
• 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 t and v.
• 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 u and w.
Front-curtain sync
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Rear-curtain sync
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 The Flash-Ready Indicator
The flash-ready indicator (N) lights to show that the flash is fully
charged when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
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A Using the Built-in Flash
If the flash is fired multiple times in quick succession, the flash and
shutter may be temporarily disabled to protect the flash. Shooting can
be resumed after a brief pause.
Objects close to the camera may be overexposed in photographs taken
with the flash at high ISO sensitivities.
To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods and shoot at ranges of at least
0.6 m (2 ft). Some lenses may cause vignetting at greater distances or
obstruct the red-eye reduction lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction. The following illustrations show the effect of vignetting caused by
shadows cast by the lens when the built-in flash is used.
t
Shadow
A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
Shadow
Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture.
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Tap Shooting Options
Tap the icon shown at right to choose the
operation performed by tapping the
monitor in shooting mode. The options
available vary with the shooting and
focus mode.
Auto and Creative Modes
Choose from the following options.
When you tap a subject in the display, the camera will focus and
3 take a picture.
7 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
t, u, v, and w Modes
The operation performed by tapping the display depends on
whether the camera is in autofocus or manual focus mode.
t
❚❚ Autofocus Modes
The following options are available in autofocus modes (AF-A,
AF-S, and AF-C).
When you tap a subject in the display, the camera will focus and
3 take a picture.
Tap the display to position the focus area when single-point AF
4 is selected for AF-area mode. To focus, press the shutter-release
6
button halfway.
Tap a subject to start tracking when subject tracking is selected
for AF-area mode.
7 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
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❚❚ Manual Focus Mode
The following options are available in manual focus mode.
When you tap the display, the camera will take a picture without
3 first adjusting focus.
Tap a subject to display it at a higher magnification in the moni-
5 tor.
7 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
Advanced Movie Mode
The operation performed by tapping the display depends on
whether the camera is in autofocus or manual focus mode.
❚❚ Autofocus Modes
The following options are available in autofocus modes (AF-F
and AF-S).
To focus when auto-area AF or single-point AF is selected for AF-
t
8 area mode, tap your subject in the display.
Tap a subject to start tracking when subject tracking is selected
6 for AF-area mode.
9 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
❚❚ Manual Focus Mode
The following options are available in manual focus mode.
Tap a subject to display it at a higher magnification in the moni-
5 tor.
9 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
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D Best Moment Capture/Motion Snapshot
Tap shooting options are not available in best moment capture and
Motion Snapshot modes.
D Taking Pictures Using Tap Shooting Options
Avoid tapping too hard. The camera may move when the shutter is
released, blurring photographs.
The shutter-release button can be used to focus and take pictures even
when the 3 icon is displayed to show that tap shooting options are
active. Use the shutter-release button to take photographs in continuous shooting mode (0 75) and during movie recording. Tap shooting
options can be used only to take pictures one at a time in continuous
shooting mode and can not be used to take photographs during movie
recording. In self-timer mode (0 77), tapping the monitor locks focus
and starts the timer; the photograph will be taken after ten or two seconds.
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TWi-Fi
What Wi-Fi Can Do for You
The camera can connect via Wi-Fi wireless networks to a smart
device running Nikon’s dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility app.
The smart device can be used to control the camera and take
pictures remotely, or pictures can be downloaded from the camera to the smart device and shared with others on the Internet.
Pictures can also be uploaded from the camera to the smart
device (0 94).
Download pictures
Share pictures
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Remote control
A Installing the Wireless Mobile Utility App
1 Find the app.
On the smart device, connect to the Google Play service, the App
Store, or another app marketplace and search for “Wireless Mobile
Utility”. For more information, see the instructions provided with the
smart device.
2 Install the app.
Read the app description and install the app. A pdf manual for the
Wireless Mobile Utility is available for download at the following
URLs:
• Android: http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU/
• iOS: http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU-ios/
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Accessing the Camera
Before connecting via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN), install the Wireless
Mobile Utility on your Android or iOS smart device. Instructions
for accessing the camera vary with the type of connection used
by the smart device.
Android
• Push-button WPS: If the smart device supports push-button WPS
(i.e., has a WPS button connection option in its Wi-Fi settings
menu), you can use this easy method to connect to the smart
device (0 90)
• PIN-entry WPS: If the smart device supports WPS, you can use the
camera to establish a connection by entering the PIN displayed
by the smart device (0 91)
• View SSID: If the smart device does not support WPS, you can
connect by selecting the camera SSID on the smart device
(0 92)
iOS
• View SSID: Connect by selecting the camera SSID on the smart
device (0 92)
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A WPS
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a standard designed to make it easy to
establish a secure wireless network. For information on the steps
involved and the length of time the smart device will wait for a connection, see the documentation supplied with the smart device.
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WPS (Android Only)
1 Select Wi-Fi.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Wi-Fi and press
J.
2 Connect.
T
Enable WPS button connections on
the camera and smart device:
• Camera: Highlight Wi-Fi connection
type and press 2, then highlight
Push-button WPS and press 2 to
ready the camera for a WPS connection. The camera will wait about two
minutes for a WPS connection
request from the smart device. To
extend the wait time, press J.
• Smart device: Select Wi-Fi settings >
WPS button connection.
3 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device. The
main dialog will be displayed.
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PIN Entry (Android Only)
1 Select Wi-Fi.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Wi-Fi and press
J.
2 Select Wi-Fi connection type > PIN-entry WPS.
Highlight Wi-Fi connection type and
press 2.
Highlight PIN-entry WPS and press
2.
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3 Enter the PIN.
Enter the PIN displayed by the smart device. Press 4 or 2 to
highlight digits and press 1 or 3 to change. Press J when
entry is complete.
4 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device. The
main dialog will be displayed.
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SSID (Android and iOS)
1 Select Wi-Fi.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Wi-Fi and press
J.
2 Select Connect.
Highlight Connect and press 2.
T
3 Select Yes.
Highlight Yes and press J to view the
camera SSID.
4 Select the camera SSID on the smart device.
Select the camera SSID in the list of networks displayed by
the smart device.
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5 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device. The
main dialog will be displayed.
❚❚ Restoring Default Settings
To restore default network settings, highlight Wi-Fi connection type > Reset
Wi-Fi settings and press 2. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight
Yes and press J to restore default network settings.
D Wi-Fi
Before using the Wi-Fi function, read the warnings on pages xiv to xvi;
to prevent loss of power while connected, you should also charge the
camera battery. Do not use Wi-Fi in settings in which its use is prohibited. Note that the camera Wi-Fi function can not be used when a USB
or HDMI cable is connected.
A Terminating Wi-Fi Connections
Wi-Fi will terminate automatically if the smart device does not initiate a
connection within five minutes. To terminate Wi-Fi manually, press the
G button to exit the Wi-Fi standby or connection display.
T
D Electronic Viewfinders
Optional electronic viewfinders (0 27) turn off while Wi-Fi is in use. The
eye sensor turns on automatically when the Wi-Fi connection ends.
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Uploading Pictures to a Smart Device
Follow the steps below to upload photos from the camera to a
smart device.
Uploading Photos One at a Time
Use the Wi-Fi upload option in the playback & (feature) menu
(0 10) to upload the photo currently displayed in full-frame
playback.
1 Display the photo on the camera.
Display the desired photo in full-frame playback.
2 Select Wi-Fi upload.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu, then highlight Wi-Fi upload
and press J. A confirmation dialog
will be displayed.
T 3 Select Yes.
Highlight Yes and press J. To upload
multiple selected photos, choose
Select images from list and proceed
to Step 2 on page 96.
4 Select the camera SSID on the smart device.
Select the camera SSID in the list of networks displayed by
the smart device.
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5 Download the photo to the smart device.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device and
follow the on-screen instructions to download the photo.
When download is complete, press the G button on the
camera to terminate the Wi-Fi connection.
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Uploading Multiple Selected Photos
To upload multiple selected photos, use the Wi-Fi upload
option in the playback menu.
1 Choose Wi-Fi upload.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Wi-Fi upload in the
playback menu and press 2.
G button
Select photos.
T 2 Press 4 or 2 to scroll through pictures
and press 1 or 3 to select or deselect,
or press and hold the main command
dial to view the highlighted picture
full frame. Selected images are indicated by a & icon.
Main command dial
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3 Press J.
Press J to complete the operation. A confirmation dialog will
be displayed.
4 Select Yes.
Highlight Yes and press J.
5 Select the camera SSID on the smart device.
Select the camera SSID in the list of networks displayed by
the smart device.
6 Download the photos to the smart device.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device and
follow the on-screen instructions to download the selected
photos. When download is complete, press the G button
on the camera to terminate the Wi-Fi connection.
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UMenu Options
To display the playback, shooting, movie,
image processing, and setup menus,
press the G button. Following menu
options are available:
G button
❚❚ Playback Menu Options
Option
Delete
Slide show
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Description
Delete multiple images.
View movies and photos in a slide show.
Choose whether pictures are displayed after
Image review
shooting.
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for
Rotate tall
display during playback.
Upload selected photos to smart devices via wireless
Wi-Fi upload
networks.
DPOF print order
Create digital “print orders”.
Protect
Protect pictures from accidental deletion.
Rating
Rate pictures.
Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating
D-Lighting
a retouched copy that is saved separately from the
unmodified original.
Resize
Create small copies of selected pictures.
Crop
Create cropped copies of selected pictures.
Create copies of movies from which unwanted
Edit movie
footage has been trimmed.
Combine 4-second
Combine multiple 4-second movies into a single
movies
movie.
Make a movie from the movie portions of multiple
Combine NMS movies
Motion Snapshots.
❚❚ Shooting Menu Options
Option
Reset shooting
options
Creative
Best moment capture
Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Active Selection
Number of shots
saved
Movie before/after
File format
Audio
Select color
Soft
Description
Reset shooting options to default values.
Choose a creative mode.
Choose from Active Selection, Slow view, and
Smart Photo Selector.
Choose how the camera sets shutter speed and
aperture in Motion Snapshot mode and when Active
Selection or Slow view is chosen in best moment
capture mode.
Choose a file format and compression ratio.
Choose a size for new photos.
Choose the frames Active Selection (0 61) records to
temporary storage, the length of time over which the
frames are captured, and the default number of
frames saved.
Choose the number of shots selected by the Smart
Photo Selector (0 67).
Choose when the movie portion of Motion
Snapshots is recorded (0 71).
Choose a file format for new Motion Snapshots
(0 71).
Choose the audio recorded with Motion Snapshots
(0 71).
Choose the hue that appears in color in pictures
taken with Selective color selected in creative
mode.
Choose amount of softening applied to pictures
taken with Soft selected in creative mode. You can
also choose how softening applies to pictures with
portrait subjects.
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Option
Hue
Toy camera effect
Metering
Auto distortion
control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
Interval timer
shooting
Description
Choose base hue for pictures taken with Cross
process selected in creative mode.
Adjust saturation and vignetting for pictures taken
with Toy camera effect selected in creative mode.
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Choose whether the camera corrects barrel and pincushion distortion.
Choose a color space for new pictures.
Avoid loss of detail in highlights and shadows.
Reduce noise in long time-exposures.
Take photos at a pre-selected interval.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR lenses with vibration
reduction.
Choose whether to use electronic vibration
Electronic VR
reduction in Motion Snapshot mode (0 71).
Focus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-area mode
Choose how the focus area is selected.
Face-priority
Turn face priority on or off.
Built-in AF assist
Control the built-in AF-assist illuminator.
Choose a flash mode for the built-in and optional
Flash control
flash units.
Flash compensation Control flash output.
Optical VR
U
❚❚ Movie Menu Options
Option
Description
Reset movie options Reset movie menu options to their default values.
Advanced movie
Choose a movie type for advanced movie mode.
Choose how the camera sets exposure in advanced
Exposure mode
movie mode.
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Option
Description
Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies
recorded in advanced movie mode (0 51).
Choose a frame size and rate for movies recorded in
Frame size/ frame
auto, creative, t, u, v, and w modes and when HD
rate
movie is selected in advanced movie mode (0 51).
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Movie sound options Choose sound recording options.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR lenses with vibration
Optical VR
reduction.
Choose whether to use electronic vibration control
Electronic VR
when recording movies.
Focus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-area mode
Choose how the focus area is selected.
Face-priority
Turn face priority on or off.
Choose whether the camera takes photos
Auto image capture automatically during movie recording and select the
number of pictures taken per minute.
Slow motion
❚❚ Image Processing Menu Options
Option
Reset processing
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
Description
Reset image processing options to their default
values.
Adjust settings for different types of lighting.
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light.
Choose how the camera processes pictures.
U
Create custom Picture Controls.
Reduce noise at high ISO sensitivities.
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❚❚ Setup Menu Options
Option
U
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Description
Reset setup menu options other than Flicker reducReset setup options tion, Time zone and date, and Language to default
values.
Format memory card Format the memory card.
Slot empty release Allow the shutter to be released when no memory
lock
card is inserted in the camera.
Adjust display brightness, view or hide a framing
Display
grid, and choose the information displayed in the
monitor.
Silent photography Mute the sounds made during shooting.
Sound settings
Choose the beeps made by the camera.
Auto power off
Choose the auto power off delay.
Touch-screen controls Enable or disable touch-screen controls.
Choose how long the camera waits for a signal from
Remote on duration
an ML-L3 remote control.
Choose the roles played by the Fn1, Fn2, and Fn3 butAssign Fn button
tons.
Assign AE/AF-L button Choose the role played by the A button.
Shutter button AE
Choose whether exposure locks when the shutterlock
release button is pressed halfway.
Choose whether remote controls for HDMI-CEC
HDMI device control devices to which the camera is connected can be
used to operate the camera.
Flicker reduction
Reduce flicker or banding.
Reset file numbering Reset file numbering.
Time zone and date Set the camera clock.
Language
Choose a language for the camera displays.
Auto image rotation Record camera orientation with pictures.
Location data
Adjust settings for optional GPS units.
Check and optimize the camera image sensor and
Pixel mapping
image processors.
Firmware version
Display the current firmware version.
QConnecting to a Computer
Installing the Supplied Software
Install the supplied software to copy pictures to your computer
for viewing and editing. Before installing the software, confirm
that your system meets the requirements on page 104.
1 Launch the installer.
Start the computer, insert the ViewNX 2 installer CD, and
launch the installer. A language-selection dialog will be displayed; if the desired language is not available, click Region
Selection to 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.
3 Exit the installer.
Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac) when installation is complete.
4 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
Q
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.
A Motion Snapshots
ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots saved using the File
format > NMS files option in the shooting menu (0 99).
A Supported Operating Systems
See the websites listed on page xiii for the latest information on supported operating systems.
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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 better recommended when viewing movies with a
CPU
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 8.1, Windows 7, or
OS
Windows Vista
• 32-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
(2 GB or more recommended)
Memory (RAM)
• 64-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 2 GB or more
(4 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or
Hard disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels or
Graphics
more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
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Mac
• 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
CPU
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
OS
OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7
Memory (RAM) 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or
Hard disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels
Graphics
or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
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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. 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.
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• Card slot: If your computer is equipped with a slot for
microSD memory cards, the card can be inserted directly in
the slot.
• Card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately from
third-party suppliers) to the computer and insert the memory card.
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
Pi c t u r e s a r e d i s p l a y e d i n
ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows:
Double-click
the
ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac: 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.
Q
❚❚ 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.
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
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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
Electronic
viewfinders
Grips
Power
sources
1 mount lenses
Mount Adapter FT1
Electronic Viewfinder DF-N1000 (0 27): The DF-N1000 connects
to the camera multi accessory port.
Grip GR-N1010 (0 29): The GR-N1010 offers improved handling and is equipped with a sub-command dial and shutter-release and Fn3 buttons.
• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (0 20–21): Additional
EN-EL20a batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-29 (0 20): Recharge EN-EL20a 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.
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Flash units When mounted on the Nikon 1 V3, the following flash units
support i-TTL and manual flash control.
• Speedlight SB-N5:The SB-N5 has a Guide Number of 8.5/27.9
(m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at ISO 160 is
10.8/35.4).
• Speedlight SB-N7: The SB-N7 has a Guide Number of 18/59
(m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at ISO 160 is
22.8/74.8).
Remote
Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (0 79): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
controls
CR2025 battery.
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Pressing the battery-chamber latch to the right (q), insert a
fingernail into the gap and open the battery chamber (w).
Ensure that the battery is in the correct orientation (r).
MicroStereo Microphone ME-1: Connect the ME-1 to the camera microphones
phone jack to record stereo sound while reducing the noise
caused by lens vibration being recorded during autofocus.
Multi acces- Multi Accessory Port Adapter AS-N1000: The AS-N1000 fixes
sory port
optional ME-1 stereo microphones to the Nikon 1 V3.
accessories
GPS units GPS Unit GP-N100: Record the time (UTC) and the camera’s current latitude, longitude, and altitude with every picture
taken. Note that the built-in flash can not be used when the
GP-N100 is attached.
Body caps Body Cap BF-N1000: The body cap keeps the image sensor free
of dust when a lens is not in place.
A Optional Accessories
Availability may vary with country or region. See our website or brochures for the latest information.
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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.
SanDisk
Toshiba
Panasonic
microSD cards
microSDHC cards 2
2 GB 1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
microSDXC cards 3
64 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-I.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with
which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The
camera supports UHS-I.
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Storage and Cleaning
Storage
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove
the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover
in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry,
well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above +50 °C (122 °F) or below –10 °C
(14 °F)
Cleaning
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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.
These elements are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertiLens,
cal to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerviewfinder
prints 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.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
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Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Do not drop: The product may mal- Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to
function if subjected to strong attach the body cap if the camera is
shocks or vibration.
without a lens.
Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if
immersed in water or exposed to
high levels of humidity. Rusting of
the internal mechanism can cause
irreparable damage.
Do not touch the image sensor: The
image sensor is easily damaged.
Under no circumstances should
you exert pressure on the sensor,
poke it with cleaning tools, or subject it to powerful air currents from
a blower. These actions could
Avoid sudden changes in temperature:
scratch or otherwise damage the
Sudden changes in temperature,
sensor.
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.
Image sensor
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.
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.
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Store the battery in a cool, dry
place. Replace the terminal cover
before putting the battery away.
Notes on the monitor and viewfinder:
These displays are constructed
with extremely high precision; at
least 99.99% of pixels are effective,
with no more than 0.01% being
missing or defective. Hence while
these displays may contain pixels
that are always lit (white, red, blue,
or green) or always off (black), this
is not a malfunction and has no
effect on images recorded with the
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, device.
store the camera in a cool, dry,
Images in the monitor may be diffiwell-ventilated area. If you are
cult to see in a bright light.
using an AC adapter, unplug the
adapter to prevent fire. If the prod- Do not apply pressure to the disu c t w i l l n o t b e u s e d f o r a n play, as this could cause damage or
extended period, remove the bat- malfunction. Dust or lint on the distery to prevent leakage and store play can be removed with a blower.
the camera in a plastic bag contain- Stains can be removed by wiping
ing a desiccant. Do not, however, lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
store the camera case in a plastic leather. Should the monitor break,
bag, as this may cause the material care should be taken to avoid
to deteriorate. Note that desiccant injury from broken glass and to
gradually loses its capacity to prevent liquid crystal from the disabsorb moisture and should be play touching the skin or entering
replaced at regular intervals.
the eyes and mouth.
Lenses, viewfinders, and other glass
elements 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 glass, apply a small amount
of glass cleaner to a clean, soft cloth
and wipe the lens carefully.
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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.
Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: • Do not use the battery at ambient
Do not leave the lens pointed at temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or
the sun or other strong light source above 40 °C (104 °F); failure to
for an extended period. Intense observe this precaution could
light may cause the image sensor damage the battery or impair its
to deteriorate or produce a white performance. Capacity may be
blur effect in photographs.
reduced and charging times may
increase at battery temperatures
Moiré: Moiré is an interference patfrom 0 °C (32 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F)
tern created by the interaction of
and from 45 °C (113 °F) to 60 °C
an image containing a regular,
(140 °F); the batter y will not
repeating grid, such as the pattern
charge if its temperature is below
of weave in cloth or windows in a
0°C (32°F) or above 60°C (140°F).
building, with the camera image
• Remove the battery from the
sensor grid. In some cases, it may
camera or charger when not in
appear in the form of lines. If you
use and replace the terminal
notice moiré in your photographs,
cover. These devices draw minute
try changing the distance to the
amounts of charge even when off
subject, zooming in and out, or
and could draw the battery down
changing the angle between the
to the point that it will no longer
subject and the camera.
function. If the battery will not be
Lines: Noise in the form of lines may used for some time, insert it in the
in rare cases appear in pictures of camera and run it flat before
extremely bright or backlit sub- removing it and storing it in a
jects.
location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to
Batteries: Batteries may leak or
77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold
explode if improperly handled.
locations). Repeat this process at
Observe the following precautions
least once every six months.
when handling batteries:
• Turning the camera on and off
• Use only batteries approved for
repeatedly when the battery is
use in this equipment.
fully discharged will shorten bat• Do not expose the battery to
tery life. Batteries that have been
flame or excessive heat.
fully discharged must be charged
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
before use.
• Turn the product off before
replacing the battery.
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• 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-EL20a
battery.
• Charge the battery before use.
When taking photographs on
important occasions, ready a
spare EN-EL20a 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.
The battery charger: Charge the batter y 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 Nikonauthorized 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.
Memory Cards:
• 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 • Do not expose to water, heat,
strong physical shocks.
high levels of humidity, or direct
• Do not apply force to the card sunlight.
casing. Failure to observe this pre- • Do not format memory cards in a
caution could damage the card.
computer.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses, should be included
when the camera is inspected or serviced.
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
Battery/Display
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The camera is on but does not respond: 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 displays are off:
• The camera is off (0 24) or the battery is exhausted (0 4, 20).
• An object has come close to the eye sensor, turning the optional viewfinder on and the monitor off (0 28).
• The displays have turned off automatically to save power (0 24). The
displays can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera is connected to a computer (0 106) or television.
The viewfinder is out of focus: Focus the viewfinder using the diopter adjustment control (0 28).
The camera turns off without warning:
• The battery is low (0 4, 20).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 24). The display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high (0 xii, 123). Wait for the camera to cool before turning it on again.
Indicators are not displayed: Press the $ button (0 5).
Shooting (All Modes)
The camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or format the memory card.
The shutter-release is disabled:
• The battery is exhausted (0 4, 20).
• The memory card is full.
• The flash is charging (0 83).
• The camera is not in focus (0 33).
• You are currently filming a slow-motion movie (0 52).
Only one picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed in continuous
release mode: I is selected in continuous mode (0 75) and flash lighting
is used.
No photo taken when ML-L3 remote control shutter-release button is pressed:
• Replace battery in remote control (0 110).
• Choose a remote control mode (0 79).
• The remote control standby timer has expired (0 102).
• The remote is not pointed at the camera or the infrared receiver is not
visible (0 2, 80).
• The remote is too far from the camera (0 80).
• Bright light is interfering with remote.
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements.
Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the display: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 102).
No flash: The built-in flash and optional flash units will not fire during
movie recording (0 48) or live image control (0 37), in best moment
capture (0 61), Motion Snapshot (0 71), advanced movie (0 51), creative palette (0 41), or easy panorama (0 43) modes, or when HDR is on
(0 42), a frame rate of 10 fps or higher is selected in continuous mode
(0 75), or 6400 (NR) or 12800 (NR) is selected for ISO sensitivity
(0 101).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes.
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Movies
Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in best moment capture or Motion Snapshot mode (0 64, 73).
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 101).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion, fast-motion, or jump-cut
movies (0 51) or with Motion Snapshots recorded with None selected
for Audio (0 73).
Tap Shooting Options
The touch screen can not be used for shooting or focus:
• Touch shooting options are not available in best moment capture or
Motion Snapshot mode.
• The edges of the display can not be used for shooting or focus. Tap
closer to the center of the display.
Pictures are blurred: The camera may move when the display is tapped,
which may under some conditions result in blurred pictures. Use both
hands to hold the camera steady.
Playback
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“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 98).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 102).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken.
• Photo is displayed in image review.
Cannot hear movie sound:
• Rotate the main command dial right to raise the volume (0 53). If the
camera is connected to a television, use the controls for the TV to
adjust the volume.
• You are blocking the speaker with a finger or other object (0 3).
Remove the obstruction.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion, fast-motion, or jump-cut
movies (0 51) or with Motion Snapshots recorded with None selected
for Audio (0 73).
Cannot delete images: Remove protection from the files before deletion
(0 98).
Wi-Fi (Wireless Networks)
Smart devices do not display the camera SSID (network name):
• Confirm that camera Wi-Fi is enabled (0 89).
• Try turning the smart device Wi-Fi off and then on again.
Miscellaneous
The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock ( 0 102).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings or when a memory card is inserted.
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Message
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Solution
If the subject is too bright, lower ISO sensitivity
or choose a faster shutter speed or smaller aper(Shutter-speed or
ture (higher f-number).
aperture display
If the subject is too dark, raise ISO sensitivity, use
flashes)
a flash, or choose a slower shutter speed or
larger aperture (lower f-number).
Keeping the zoom ring A lens with a retractable lens barrel button is
button pressed, rotate attached with the lens barrel retracted. Keeping
the retractable lens barrel button pressed,
the zoom ring to
rotate the zoom ring to extend the lens.
extend the lens.
Check lens. Pictures
can only be taken
Attach a lens.
when a lens is
attached.
Lens error.
Turn the camera off and then on again. If the
Try again after turning problem persists or reoccurs frequently, contact
the camera off and on. a Nikon-authorized service representative.
The clock has been
Set the camera clock.
reset.
Turn the camera off and confirm that the card is
No memory card.
correctly inserted.
• Use an approved card.
This memory card
• Format the card. If the problem persists, the
cannot be used. Card
card may be damaged. Contact a Nikon-authomay be damaged;
rized service representative.
insert a different card.
• Insert a new memory card.
Message
Solution
This memory card is
Select Yes to format the card, or turn the camera
not formatted. Format
off and insert another memory card.
the memory card?
• You may be able to record additional images if
you reduce image quality or size.
Memory card is full.
• Delete unwanted images.
• Insert another memory card.
If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains
either 999 photographs or a photograph numbered 9999, the shutter-release button will be disCannot create
additional folders on abled and no further photographs can be taken.
Choose Yes for Reset file numbering and then
memory card.
either format the current memory card or insert a
new memory card.
The movie-record
The movie-record button can not be used in
button cannot be used best moment capture or Motion Snapshot
in this mode.
modes.
Photographs cannot The shutter-release button can not be used to
be recorded in this
take photographs while a slow-motion movie is
mode.
being recorded.
The camera’s internal
temperature is high.
Wait for the camera to cool.
The camera will now
turn off.
Memory card contains To view pictures, insert a memory card containno images.
ing images.
The file has been created or modified on a comCannot display this file.
puter or different make of camera, or is corrupt.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Image sensor
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Digital camera with support for interchangeable
lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format
equivalent)
18.4 million
13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Image sensor cleaning
Dust-reduction system
Storage
Image size (pixels)
Still images taken in auto, t, u, v, w, best moment
capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama
(aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 5232 × 3488
• 3920 × 2616
• 2608 × 1744
Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera
panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23)
• 4800 × 920
Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera
panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25)
• 1536 × 4800
Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera
panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23)
• 9600 × 920
Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera
panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25)
• 1536 × 9600
Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 5232 × 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p)
• 1472 × 984 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 5232 × 2936
File format
Picture Control system
Media
File system
Shooting modes
Shutter
Type
Speed
• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) 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
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, and
microSDXC memory cards
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
C auto; w creative, with a choice of the following options: 4 creative palette, 5 HDR, p easy
panorama, q soft, r miniature effect, s selective
color, 6 cross process, and 7 toy camera effect;
t programmed auto with flexible program, u
shutter-priority auto, v aperture-priority auto,
and w manual; u best moment capture
(s Active Selection, t slow view and y Smart
Photo Selector); v advanced movie (0 HD
movie, y slow motion, 2 jump cut, 1 fast
motion and 3 4-second movie), z Motion Snapshot
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
• Mechanical shutter: 1/4000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV;
Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote
control)
• Electronic shutter: 1/16,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV;
Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote
control)
Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes
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Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Remote control modes
Exposure
Metering
Metering method
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• Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at
X=1/250 s or slower
• Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at
X=1/60 s or slower
• Single frame, continuous
• Self-timer, remote, interval timer shooting
Approx. 6, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Mode
t programmed auto with flexible program;
u shutter-priority auto; v aperture-priority auto;
w manual; h scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with A
(AE-L/AF-L) button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 160; ISO 200–12800 in steps of 1 EV; 6400
(Recommended Exposure (NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO
Index)
160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available (user
controlled in t, u, v, and w modes)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
Autofocus
Lens servo
AF-area mode
Focus area
Focus lock
Face priority
Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number (GN)
Control
Mode
Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
White balance
Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
• Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF
(AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
• Single-point AF: 171 focus areas; the center 105
areas support phase-detection AF
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A
(AE-L/ AF-L) button
On, off
Raised by pressing flash button
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, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction,
red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync,
rear curtain + slow sync
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when flash is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight,
flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except
preset manual with fine tuning
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Movie
Metering
Metering method
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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 × 1080/60p (59.94 fps)
• 1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
• 1280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
• 1280 × 720/30p (29.97 fps)
Slow-motion movies
• 1280 × 720/120 fps
(aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 768 × 288/400 fps
(aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 416 × 144/1200 fps
(aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio
16 : 9)
1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshots (movie portion, 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 PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 1037k-dot, TFT vari-angle
LCD touch screen with brightness and angle
adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
and panorama playback, slide show, histogram
display, auto image rotation, and rating option
Interface
USB
HDMI output
Multi accessory port
Audio input
Wireless
Standards
Communications
protocols
Operating frequency
Range (line of sight)
Data rate
Security
Wireless setup
Access protocols
Supported languages
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
Tripod socket
Hi-Speed USB
Type D HDMI connector
Used for designated accessories
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK
• IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and
presence or absence of obstacles)
54 Mbps
Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE
standard. Actual rates may differ.
• Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
• Encryption: AES
Supports WPS
Infrastructure
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
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One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
/
1 4-in.
(ISO 1222)
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Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 110.9 × 65.0 × 33.2 mm (4.4 × 2.6 ×
1.3 in.), excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 324 g (11.4 oz) with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 282 g (9.9 oz),
camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
• 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-29 battery charger
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
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AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A
DC 8.4 V/0.6 A
Nikon EN-EL20a rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Approx. 3 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
EN-EL20a rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.2 V, 1110 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. 42 g (1.5 oz), excluding terminal cover
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
10–30 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspherical
lens elements, 1 ED lens element, and HRI lens
elements)
Angle of view
77°–29° 40′
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance 0.2 m (0.7 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 10 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 30 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Dimensions
Approx. 58 mm diameter × 28 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight
Approx. 85 g (3.0 oz)
1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6
Type
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
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 31 mm (distance
from camera lens mount flange when lens is
retracted)
Weight
Approx. 83 g (3.0 oz)
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DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder
Type
0.48-in., approx. 2359k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Eyepoint
16 mm (–1.0 m–1; from viewfinder eyepiece protective glass)
Diopter adjustment
–3–+1 m–1
Eye sensor
Camera switches to viewfinder display when it
detects that viewfinder is in use
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W× H × D) Approx. 32.5 × 33.7 × 40.8 mm (1.3 × 1.3 × 1.6 in.),
excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 26 g (0.9 oz), excluding connector cover
GR-N1010 Grip
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W× H × D) Approx. 119.2 × 76.6 × 48.8 mm (4.7 × 3.0 ×
1.9 in.), excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 63 g (2.2 oz), excluding connector cap
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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A Trademark Information
Mac 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 microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC 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.
Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the
Wi-Fi Alliance. 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 © 2012 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
A MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2014 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-EL20a (1110 mAh)
batteries are given below.
• Still images: Approximately 310 shots
• Movies: Approximately 75 minutes at 1080/60p
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 VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-ZOOM lens, and a 16GB
SanDisk SDSDQXP-016G-J35 UHS-I microSDHC 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 10 minute movies with a file
size of up to 4 GB were recorded; recording was only interrupted when temperature warning was displayed.
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The following can reduce battery life:
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using Wi-Fi
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
• Using zoom with power zoom lenses
• Using viewfinders, grips, flash units, or GPS units
To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL20a batteries:
• Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce
battery performance.
• Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose
their charge if left unused.
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Index
Symbols
C (Auto mode) ............................. 7, 31
t (Programmed auto) .....................56
u (Shutter-priority auto) ................57
v (Aperture-priority auto) .............58
w (Manual) ..........................................59
w (Creative mode) .................... 7, 39
v (Advanced movie mode) ... 7, 48,
51
u (Best moment capture mode) . 7,
61
z (Motion Snapshot mode) ..... 7, 71
4 (Creative Palette) ...................40, 41
5 (HDR) ........................................40, 42
p (Easy panorama) ...................40, 43
q (Soft) ..................................................40
r (Miniature effect) .........................40
s (Selective color) .....................40, 46
6 (Cross process) ......................40, 47
7 (Toy camera effect) .......................40
c (Portrait) .........................................33
d (Landscape) ...................................33
f (Night portrait) .............................33
e (Close up) .......................................33
g (Night landscape) .......................33
Z (Auto) ..............................................33
U (flexible program) .........................56
G (menu) button ................... 8, 98
K (playback) button ..........35, 69, 74
O (delete) button ..........36, 54, 70, 74
J (OK) button ...................................... 9
$ (display) button ........................ 5
& (feature) ...........................................10
C (continuous shooting/self-timer) .
75, 77, 79
8 (single frame) ................................76
I (continuous) ..................................75
E (self-timer) ......................................77
# (remote control) .............................79
N (flash mode) ....................................82
Y (red-eye reduction) .................... 82
p (slow sync) .................................... 82
q (rear-curtain sync) ...................... 82
N (flash-ready indicator) ................. 83
Numerics
4-second movie ................................. 51
A
AC adapter .........................................109
Accessories ........................................109
Active Selection ................................. 61
Advanced movie mode .......7, 48, 51
Aperture ........................................ 58, 59
Aperture-priority auto .................... 58
Assign Fn buttons ............................. 12
Attaching the lens ............................ 22
Audio ..................................................... 73
Auto mode .......................................... 31
Auto power off ................................... 24
Automatic scene selection ............ 33
B
Battery .............................. 4, 20, 21, 130
Beep ................................................ 33, 78
Best moment capture mode ......... 61
Best shot ........................................ 67, 69
Body cap ...................................1, 2, 110
Buffering ................................ 63, 68, 72
Built-in flash ........................................ 81
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Charging a battery ........................... 20
Clock ...................................................... 25
Close up ................................................ 33
Command dial .....................35, 56–59
Compatible lens ..............................109
Computer ...........................................103
Continuous .......................................... 75
Creative mode .................................... 39
Creative Palette ........................... 40, 41
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Cross process ............................... 40, 47
Hue (Cross process) .......................... 47
D
I
Date and time ..................................... 25
Date format ......................................... 25
Daylight saving time ........................ 25
Delete ............................... 36, 54, 70, 74
Detailed display ............................... 4, 5
Detailed photo information ............ 6
Diopter adjustment control .......... 28
Display .................................................... 5
Infrared receiver ............................2, 80
Interval timer shooting .................100
E
Easy panorama ............................ 40, 43
Electronic viewfinder ..............27, 109
Exposure indicator ............................ 60
Eye sensor ............................................ 28
F
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Face priority ........................................ 34
Fast motion ......................................... 51
Fill flash ................................................. 82
Flash ....................................................... 81
Flash mode .......................................... 82
Flash range .......................................... 84
Flash units ..........................................110
Flash-ready indicator ....................... 83
Flexible program ............................... 56
Fn button ............................................. 12
Focal plane mark ................................. 2
Focus area ............................................ 33
Focusing the viewfinder ................. 28
Format memory card ....................... 21
Full-frame playback .......................... 35
G
Grid display ......................................... 31
Grip ................................................29, 109
H
H.264 ....................................................128
HD movie ............................................. 51
HDR ........................................................ 42
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J
Jump cut .............................................. 51
L
Landscape ........................................... 33
Language ............................................. 24
Lens .............................. 22, 32, 109, 131
Live image control ............................ 37
M
Manual .................................................. 59
Maximum aperture ........................131
Memory card .............................21, 111
Memory card access lamp ............. 34
Microphone ........................................ 49
microSD card ....................................111
Miniature effect ................................. 40
Mode dial ................................................7
Monitor ........................................ 4, 5, 13
Motion Snapshot mode ................. 71
Mount adapter .................................109
Movie-record button ....................... 49
Movies ............................................ 48, 51
Multi accessory port ........................ 27
N
Network connection ........................ 88
Night landscape ................................ 33
Night portrait ..................................... 33
Nikon Transfer 2 ..............................107
P
Photo information ...............................6
PIN-entry WPS .................................... 91
Playback ............................................... 35
Portrait .................................................. 33
Power connector .............................109
Power switch ...................................... 24
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ...................................34
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ................................................33
Programmed auto .............................56
Push-button WPS ..............................90
Toy camera effect .............................. 40
R
Rear-curtain sync ...............................82
Red-eye reduction ............................82
Remote control ..................................79
Reset Wi-Fi settings ..........................93
Retractable lens barrel button .....23
Vari-angle monitor .......................3, 13
View SSID ............................................. 92
Viewfinder ..................................27, 109
ViewNX 2 ............................................103
Virtual horizon ......................................5
Volume .................................................. 53
S
W
Scene selection ..................................33
Select color ..........................................46
Selective color .............................40, 46
Self-timer ..............................................77
Shooting mode .................................... 7
Shutter speed ..............................57, 59
Shutter-priority auto ........................57
Shutter-release button ....................33
Simple photo information ............... 6
Simplified display ................................ 5
Single frame ........................................76
Size .............................................124, 128
Slow motion ........................................51
Slow sync ..............................................82
Slow view .............................................65
Smart Photo Selector .......................67
Soft .........................................................40
Speaker ................................................... 3
SSID ........................................................92
Strap .......................................................20
System requirements .................... 104
Wi-Fi ............................................... xiv, 88
Wi-Fi upload ................................. 94, 98
Wireless ......................................... xiv, 88
Wireless Mobile Utility ............. 88, 89
U
USB .......................................................106
USB cable ...........................................106
V
Z
Zoom ring ............................................ 32
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T
Tap shooting options .......................85
Temperature warnings .................... xii
Time .......................................................25
Timer ............................................ 77, 100
Touch screen ................................15, 85
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