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Nikon D3400 User's Manual
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DIGITAL CAMERA
User's Manual
Printed in Thailand
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6MB35611-01
• Read this manual thoroughly before using the camera.
• To ensure proper use of the camera, be sure to read
“For Your Safety” (page xi).
• After reading this manual, keep it in a readily accessible
place for future reference.
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Your images. The world. Connected
Welcome to SnapBridge — Nikon’s new family of services to enrich your
image experience. SnapBridge eliminates the barrier between your
camera and compatible smart device, through a combination of
Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology and a dedicated app. The stories
you capture with your Nikon camera and lenses are automatically
transferred to the device as they are taken. They can even be uploaded
effortlessly to cloud storage services, inviting access across all your
devices. You can share your excitement, when and where you want.
Download the SnapBridge app to get started!
Take advantage of the wide-ranging
convenience by downloading the
SnapBridge app onto your smart device
now. Through a few simple steps, this app
connects your Nikon cameras with a
compatible iPhone® , iPad® and/or
iPod touch® or smart devices running on
the Android™ operating system.
SnapBridge is available free of charge from
the Apple App Store®, on Google Play™,
and from the following website:
http://snapbridge.nikon.com
For the latest information on SnapBridge, visit the Nikon website for your
area (0 xix).
D3400 Model Name: N1510
The exciting image experience that SnapBridge offers…
Automatic picture transfer from camera to smart
device thanks to the constant connection between
the two devices — making online photo sharing
easier than ever
Upload of photos and thumbnail images to the
NIKON IMAGE SPACE cloud service
A range of services that enriches your imaging life,
including:
• Imprinting up to two pieces of credit
information (e.g. copyright, comments,
text and logos) on pictures
• Automatic update of camera’s date and
time info and location info
• Receive camera’s firmware updates
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For a complete guide to using your camera, see the Reference Manual
(0 vi). 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.
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.
Menu items, options, and messages displayed in the camera monitor are
shown in bold.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Nikon User Support for India and Australia
Contact a Nikon representative for technical assistance with the
operation of your Nikon product or products. For information on the
Nikon representatives in your area, visit
http://www.nikon-asia.com/support.
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Install the Nikon Manual Viewer 2 app on your smartphone or
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anywhere. Nikon Manual Viewer 2 can be downloaded free of
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connection, for which fees may be levied by your phone or
Internet service provider.
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions
in “For Your Safety” (0 xi–xiv).
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Package Contents
Be sure all items listed here were included with your camera.
DK-25 rubber eyecup
(comes attached to
camera)
BF-1B body cap
D3400 camera
EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion
battery (with terminal cover)
MH-24 battery charger (plug
adapter supplied in countries or
regions where required; shape
depends on country of sale)
AN-DC3 strap
User’s Manual (this booklet)
Warranty
Purchasers of the lens kit option should confirm that the
package also includes a lens. Memory cards are sold separately
(0 84). Cameras purchased in Japan display menus and
messages in English and Japanese only; other languages are not
supported. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Quick Start Guide
Follow these steps for a quick start with the D3400.
1 Attach the camera strap (0 10).
Attach the strap as shown. Repeat for the second eyelet.
2 Charge the battery (0 10).
3 Insert the battery and memory card (0 12).
4 Attach a lens (0 15).
5 Turn the camera on (0 17).
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6 Choose a language and set the clock (0 17).
After choosing a language, you will be prompted to connect
the camera and smart device. To exit without connecting,
press the G button. Follow the on-screen instructions to
set the clock.
7 Frame the photograph (0 27).
8 Press the shutter-release button halfway (0 30).
9 Shoot (0 31).
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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.
1 On your computer, launch a web browser and open the Nikon
manual download site at
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/
2 Navigate to the page for the desired product and download
the manual.
A ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D Software
Use ViewNX-i to fine-tune photos or to copy pictures to a computer for
viewing. ViewNX-i is available for download from the following
website:
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/
Use Capture NX-D to fine-tune pictures that have been copied to a
computer and to convert NEF (RAW) images to other formats.
Capture NX-D is available for download from:
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/
You can also visit this website for the latest information on Nikon
software, including system requirements.
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Table of Contents
Package Contents ....................................................................... iii
For Your Safety ............................................................................ xi
Notices.......................................................................................... xv
Bluetooth ..................................................................................... xx
Introduction
1
Getting to Know the Camera ..................................................... 1
The Camera Body................................................................................... 1
The Viewfinder........................................................................................ 4
The Mode Dial......................................................................................... 5
The I (E/#) Button.............................................................................. 6
The Information Display...................................................................... 7
First Steps
Attach the Camera Strap..................................................................
Charge the Battery .............................................................................
Insert the Battery and a Memory Card........................................
Attach a Lens........................................................................................
Camera Setup.......................................................................................
Focus the Viewfinder.........................................................................
The Battery Level and Number of Exposures Remaining.....
10
10
10
12
15
17
25
26
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Basic Photography and Playback
27
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)..................................... 27
Viewing Photographs ........................................................................ 35
Deleting Unwanted Photographs................................................. 37
Recording Movies....................................................................... 38
Viewing Movies.................................................................................... 42
Deleting Unwanted Movies............................................................. 44
Guide Mode
45
The Guide..................................................................................... 45
Guide Mode Menus ............................................................................ 46
Using the Guide ................................................................................... 49
Matching Settings to the Subject or Situation
(Scene Mode)
51
k Portrait........................................................................................... 51
l Landscape .................................................................................... 51
p Child ............................................................................................... 51
m Sports ............................................................................................. 52
n Close up ........................................................................................ 52
o Night Portrait .............................................................................. 52
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Special Effects
% Night Vision.................................................................................
S Super Vivid...................................................................................
T Pop ...............................................................................................
U Photo Illustration.......................................................................
' Toy Camera Effect .....................................................................
( Miniature Effect .........................................................................
3 Selective Color ...........................................................................
1 Silhouette.....................................................................................
2 High Key .......................................................................................
3 Low Key ........................................................................................
Options Available in Live View ......................................................
P, S, A, and M Modes
Mode P (Programmed Auto) ..........................................................
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto) ......................................................
Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto) ..................................................
Mode M (Manual) ...............................................................................
Exposure Compensation..................................................................
Camera Menus
53
53
54
54
54
54
54
54
55
55
55
56
62
63
63
64
65
67
69
Menu Options ............................................................................. 70
Using Camera Menus ........................................................................ 73
ViewNX-i
76
Installing ViewNX-i..................................................................... 76
Using ViewNX-i ........................................................................... 77
Copying Pictures to the Computer .............................................. 77
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Technical Notes
80
Compatible Lenses..................................................................... 80
Other Accessories ....................................................................... 82
Caring for the Camera ............................................................... 85
Storage.................................................................................................... 85
Cleaning.................................................................................................. 85
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions ....................... 86
Error Messages............................................................................ 90
Specifications .............................................................................. 94
Battery Life................................................................................ 110
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to property or injury to yourself or to others, read “For
Your Safety” in its entirety before using this product.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use this product will read
them.
DANGER: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon carries a
high risk of death or severe injury.
WARNING: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could
result in death or severe injury.
CAUTION: Failure to observe the precautions marked with this icon could
result in injury or property damage.
WARNING
• Do not use while walking or operating a motor vehicle.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents or other injury.
• Do not disassemble or modify this product. Do not touch internal parts
that become exposed as the result of a fall or other accident.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in electric shock or other
injury.
• Should you notice any abnormalities such as the product producing
smoke, heat, or unusual odors, immediately disconnect the battery or
power source.
Continued operation could result in fire, burns or other injury.
• Keep dry. Do not handle with wet hands. Do not handle the plug with
wet hands.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not let your skin remain in prolonged contact with this product
while it is on or plugged in.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in low-temperature burns.
• Do not use this product in the presence of flammable dust or gas such
as propane, gasoline or aerosols.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in explosion or fire.
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• Do not directly view the sun or other bright light source through the
lens or camera.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in visual impairment.
• Do not aim the flash or AF-assist illuminator at the operator of a motor
vehicle.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents.
• Keep this product out of reach of children.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or product
malfunction. In addition, note that small parts constitute a choking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of this product, seek immediate medical
attention.
• Do not entangle, wrap or twist the straps around your neck.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in accidents.
• Do not use batteries, chargers, or AC adapters not specifically
designated for use with this product. When using batteries, chargers,
and AC adapters designated for use with this product, do not:
- Damage, modify, forcibly tug or bend the cords or cables, place them
under heavy objects, or expose them to heat or flame.
- Use travel converters or adapters designed to convert from one
voltage to another or with DC-to-AC inverters.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug when charging the product or using the AC
adapter during thunderstorms.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not handle with bare hands in locations exposed to extremely high
or low temperatures.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns, or frostbite.
CAUTION
• Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun or other strong light sources.
Light focused by the lens could cause fire or damage to product’s internal
parts. When shooting backlit subjects, keep the sun well out of the frame.
Sunlight focused into the camera when the sun is close to the frame could
cause fire.
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• Turn this product off when its use is prohibited. Disable wireless
features when the use of wireless equipment is prohibited.
The radio-frequency emissions produced by this product could interfere
with equipment onboard aircraft or in hospitals or other medical facilities.
• Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter if this product will
not be used for an extended period.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction.
• Do not touch moving parts of the lens or other moving parts.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury.
• Do not fire the flash in contact with or in close proximity to the skin or
objects.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire.
• Do not leave the product where it will be exposed to extremely high
temperatures, for an extended period such as in an enclosed
automobile or in direct sunlight.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction.
DANGER (Batteries)
• Do not mishandle batteries.
Failure to observe the following precautions could result in the batteries
leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire:
- Use only rechargeable batteries approved for use in this product.
- Do not expose batteries to flame or excessive heat.
- Do not disassemble.
- Do not short-circuit the terminals by touching them to necklaces,
hairpins, or other metal objects.
- Do not expose batteries or the products in which they are inserted to
powerful physical shocks.
• Do not attempt to recharge EN-EL14a rechargeable batteries using
chargers not specifically designated for this purpose.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• If battery liquid comes into contact with the eyes, rinse with plenty of
clean water and seek immediate medical attention.
Delaying action could result in eye injuries.
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WARNING (Batteries)
• Keep batteries out of reach of children.
Should a child swallow a battery, seek immediate medical attention.
• Do not immerse batteries in water or expose to rain.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction. Immediately dry the product with a towel or similar object
should it become wet.
• Discontinue use immediately should you notice any changes in the
batteries, such as discoloration or deformation. Cease charging
EN-EL14a rechargeable batteries if they do not charge in the specified
period of time.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• Prior to disposal, insulate battery terminals with tape.
Overheating, rupture, or fire may result should metal objects come into
contact with the terminals. Recycle or dispose of batteries in accord with
local regulations.
• If battery liquid comes into contact with a person's skin or clothing,
immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of clean water.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in skin irritation.
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Notices
• No part of the manuals included
• Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be
damages resulting from the use of
reproduced, transmitted,
this product.
transcribed, stored in a retrieval
• While every effort has been made to
system, or translated into any
ensure that the information in these
language in any form, by any means, manuals is accurate and complete,
without Nikon’s prior written
we would appreciate it were you to
permission.
bring any errors or omissions to the
• Nikon reserves the right to change
attention of the Nikon
the appearance and specifications
representative in your area (address
of the hardware and software
provided separately).
described in these manuals at any
time and without prior notice.
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
Notices 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 users in European countries:
• This product is designated for
separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• Separate collection and recycling
helps conserve natural resources
and prevent negative consequences
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.
The following apply only to users in
European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an
appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
xv
Notices 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
D3400
of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
CAUTIONS
protection against harmful interference Modifications
in a residential installation. This
The FCC requires the user be notified
equipment generates, uses, and can
that any changes or modifications
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
made to this device that are not
not installed and used in accordance
expressly approved by Nikon
with the instructions, may cause harmful Corporation may void the user’s
interference to radio communications. authority to operate the equipment.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or
installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or provided by Nikon for your
equipment. Using other interface
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment cables may exceed the limits of Class
off and on, the user is encouraged to try B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
to correct the interference by one or
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
more of the following measures:
Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
Tel.: 631-547-4200
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.
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally
copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device
may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and
reproductions
or reproduced
The government has issued cautions
Do not copy or reproduce paper
on copies or reproductions of
money, coins, securities,
government bonds, or local
securities issued by private
companies (shares, bills, checks, gift
government bonds, even if such
certificates, etc.), commuter passes,
copies or reproductions are
or coupon tickets, except when a
stamped “Sample.”
minimum of necessary copies are to
The copying or reproduction of
be provided for business use by a
paper money, coins, or securities
company. Also, do not copy or
which are circulated in a foreign
reproduce passports issued by the
country is prohibited.
government, licenses issued by
Unless the prior permission of the
public agencies and private groups,
government has been obtained, the ID cards, and tickets, such as passes
copying or reproduction of unused
and meal coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
• Comply with copyright notices
by the government is prohibited.
Under copyright law, photographs
The copying or reproduction of
or recordings of copyrighted works
stamps issued by the government
made with the camera can not be
and of certified documents
used without the permission of the
stipulated by law is prohibited.
copyright holder. Exceptions apply
to personal use, but note that even
personal use may be restricted in
the case of photographs or
recordings of exhibits or live
performances.
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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). Care should be taken to
avoid injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
Before discarding the camera or transferring ownership to another person,
you should also use the Reset all settings option in the camera setup menu
to delete any personal network information.
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
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including
chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon
specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven
to operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic
circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage
the camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of
third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with
normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating,
igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local
authorized Nikon dealer.
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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.
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 online at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips,
answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital
imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from
the Nikon representative in your area. See the following URL for contact
information: http://imaging.nikon.com/
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Bluetooth
This product is controlled by the United States Export Administration
Regulations (EAR). The permission of the United States government is not
required for export to countries other than the following, which as of this
writing are subject to embargo or special controls: Cuba, Iran, North Korea,
Sudan, and Syria (list subject to change).
The use of wireless devices may be prohibited in some countries or regions.
Contact a Nikon-authorized service representative before using the wireless
features of this product outside the country of purchase.
Notice for Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules and Industry Canada licenceexempt 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 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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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 D3400, which
is equipped with a TYPE1FJ (FCC ID:VPYLB1FJ / IC ID:772C-LB1FJ), 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.
Notices for Customers in Europe
Hereby, Nikon Corporation declares that the radio equipment
type D3400 is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the
following internet address:
http://imaging.nikon.com/support/pdf/DoC_D3400.pdf.
Notice for Customers in Singapore
Trade Name:
Model: D3400
This device complies with radio-frequency regulations. The content of
certification labels not affixed to the device is given below.
Complies with
IMDA Standards
DA103423
Notice for Customers in Nigeria
Connection and use of this communications
equipment is permitted by the Nigerian
Communications Commission
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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 to the
design of wireless networks, specialized attacks may allow unauthorized
access even when security is enabled.
• Unsecured networks: Connecting to open networks may result in
unauthorized access. Use secure networks only.
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Introduction
Getting to Know the Camera
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
1
6
12
11
10
9
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 Movie-record button ................... 39
8 Command dial
2 Power switch............................18, 23
9 Mode dial...........................................5
3 Shutter-release button..........30, 31 10 A/L button ............................... 71
4 E/N button.............................65, 67 11 Accessory shoe (for optional flash
units)
5 R (information) button..........7, 26
6 Eyelets for camera strap.............. 10 12 Focal plane mark (E)
7 Speaker
D The Speaker
Do not place the speaker in close proximity to magnetic devices.
Failure to observe this precaution could affect the data recorded on
the magnetic devices.
1
2
1
3
4
14
9
5
13
10
11
12
1 AF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp
Red-eye reduction lamp
6
15
7
8
9 Infrared receiver for ML-L3 remote
control.............................................84
10 CPU contacts
2 Built-in flash....................................33 11 Mirror
3 M/ Y button..................................62 12 Lens mount.....................................15
4 Microphone ....................................41 13 Body cap..............................iii, 15, 83
5 Connector cover
14 USB connector ...............................77
6 Fn button .........................................71 15 HDMI connector
7 Lens release button.......................16
8 Mounting mark ..............................15
D Close the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
2
2
1
3
9
10
11
12
13
14
4
5
6
7
8
19
16
18
20
21
15
17
1 Rubber eyecup
13 O button ......................................... 37
2 Viewfinder eyepiece.................4, 25 14 Memory card access lamp.......... 31
3 Diopter adjustment control ....... 25 15 Battery-chamber cover latch
...................................................12, 13
4 K button........................................ 35
5 G button.................................... 69 16 Battery-chamber cover .........12, 13
6 X button ...................................33, 35 17 I/E/# button.................................6
7 W/Q button............................35, 73 18 Tripod socket
8 P button.............................................9 19 Monitor .................................7, 27, 35
9 a button..................................27, 38 20 Battery latch.............................12, 13
10 J (OK) button............................... 73 21 Power connector cover for
optional power connector
11 Multi selector ................................. 73
12 Memory card slot cover.........12, 13
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The Viewfinder
1 Focus points....................................29
2 Focus indicator...............................30
3 Autoexposure (AE) lock indicator
4 Shutter speed .................................66
5 Aperture (f-number).....................66
9 “k” (appears when memory
remains for over 1000 exposures)
..........................................................26
10 Flash-ready indicator....................33
11 Flexible program indicator
12 Exposure indicator ........................66
Exposure compensation display
7 Low battery warning ....................26
..........................................................67
Electronic rangefinder
8 Number of exposures remaining
..........................................................26 13 Flash compensation indicator...... 9
Number of shots remaining before
14 Exposure compensation indicator
memory buffer fills
..........................................................67
White balance recording indicator
15 Auto ISO sensitivity indicator
Exposure compensation value
6 Special effects mode indicator...53
..........................................................67 16 Warning indicator .........................90
Flash compensation value
ISO sensitivity ...................................9
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
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The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following shooting modes and
g mode:
P, S, A, and M Modes
• P—Programmed auto (0 62, 63)
• S—Shutter-priority auto (0 62, 63)
• A—Aperture-priority auto (0 62, 64)
• M—Manual (0 62, 65)
Special Effects Modes (0 53)
g Mode (0 45)
Auto Modes
• i Auto (0 27)
• j Auto (flash off) (0 27)
Scene Modes
• k Portrait (0 51)
• l Landscape (0 51)
• p Child (0 51)
• m Sports (0 52)
• n Close up (0 52)
• o Night portrait (0 52)
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The I (E/#) Button
To choose how the shutter is released
(release mode), press the I (E/#)
button, then use the multi selector to
highlight the desired option and press
J.
I (E/#) button
Mode
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I
J
E
"
#
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Description
Single frame: Camera takes one photograph each time shutterrelease button is pressed.
Continuous: The camera takes photographs while the shutterrelease button is pressed.
Quiet shutter release: As for single-frame, except that camera noise
is reduced.
Self-timer: Take pictures using the self-timer. The timer starts
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down,
and the shutter is released after about 10 seconds.
Delayed remote (ML-L3): Shutter is released 2 s after shutter-release
button on optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed.
Quick-response remote (ML-L3): Shutter is released when shutterrelease button on optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed.
The Information Display
Viewing settings: To view the information
display, press the R button.
R button
1 Shooting mode
i auto/
j auto (flash off).................... 27
Scene modes............................ 51
Special effects mode.............. 53
P, S, A, and M modes ............... 62
2 Eye-Fi connection indicator ....... 71
3 Bluetooth connection
indicator......................................... 19
Airplane mode .............................. 71
4 Vignette control indicator .......... 70
5 Date stamp indicator ................... 71
6 Vibration reduction indicator .... 70
7 Flash control indicator
Flash compensation indicator for
optional flash units
8 Release mode ...................................6
9 “Beep” indicator............................ 71
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10 Aperture (f-number).....................66 16 Number of exposures remaining
Aperture display ............................66
..........................................................26
White balance recording indicator
11 Shutter speed .................................66
Shutter-speed display ..................66 17 “k” (appears when memory
remains for over 1000 exposures)
..........................................................26
13 AF-area mode indicator .................9
18
Exposure
indicator ........................66
Focus point......................................29
Exposure compensation indicator
14 Battery indicator ............................26
..........................................................67
15 ISO sensitivity ...................................9
19 Help icon .........................................90
ISO sensitivity display
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator
12 Autoexposure (AE) lock indicator
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
A Turning the Monitor Off
To clear shooting information from the monitor, press the R button or
press the shutter-release button halfway. The monitor will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed for about 8 seconds (the
Auto off timers option in the setup menu, can be used to choose how
long the monitor remains on).
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Changing settings: To change the settings at
the bottom of the display, press the P
button, then highlight items using the
multi selector and press J to view
options for the highlighted item. You can
also change settings by pressing the P
P button
button during live view.
White balance
Image size
Image quality
Active
D-Lighting
5 Flash mode
6 ISO sensitivity
7 Exposure
compensation
1
2
3
4
8 Flash
Adjust settings for different types of lighting.
Choose a size for new photos.
Choose a file format and compression ratio.
Improves the level of detail in highlights and
shadows under high-contrast conditions.
Choose the flash mode.
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light.
Adjust exposure from the value metered by the
camera, making the entire frame brighter or
darker.
Adjust flash level.
compensation
9 Set Picture
Control
10 Metering
11 AF-area mode
12 Focus mode
Picture Controls determine how new photos are
processed. Choose a Picture Control according to
the type of scene or your creative intent.
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Choose how the focus area is selected.
Choose how the camera focuses.
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First Steps
Attach the Camera Strap
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
Charge the Battery
If a plug adapter is supplied, raise the wall plug and connect the
plug adapter as shown below at left, making sure the plug is fully
inserted. Insert the battery and plug the charger in. An
exhausted battery will fully charge in about an hour and 50
minutes.
Battery charging
Charging complete
D During Charging
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.
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D Charging the Battery
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages xi–xiv and 86–89 of
this manual. Charge the battery indoors at ambient temperatures of
5 °C–35 °C (41 °F–95 °F). Do not use the battery at ambient
temperatures below 0 °C/32 °F or above 40 °C/104 °F; failure to observe
this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance.
Capacity may be reduced and charging times may increase at battery
temperatures from 0 °C/32 °F to 15 °C/59 °F and from 45 °C/113 °F to
60 °C/140 °F. The battery will not charge if its temperature is below 0 °C
(32 °F) or above 60 °C (140 °F). If the CHARGE lamp flashes quickly (about
eight times a second) during charging, confirm that the temperature is
in the correct range and then unplug the charger and remove and
reinsert the battery. If the problem persists, cease use immediately
and take battery and charger to your retailer or a Nikon-authorized
service representative.
Do not short the charger terminals. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and damage to the charger.
Use the charger with compatible batteries only. Unplug when not in
use.
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Insert the Battery and a Memory Card
Before inserting or removing the battery or memory cards,
confirm that power switch is in the OFF position. Insert the
battery as 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.
Battery latch
Holding the memory card in the orientation shown, slide it in
until it clicks into place.
A The Clock Battery
The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable power
source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is
installed. Three days of charging will power the clock for about a
month. If a message warning that the clock is not set is displayed
when the camera is turned on, the clock battery is exhausted and the
clock has been reset. Set the clock to the correct time and date.
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❚❚ Removing the Battery and Memory Cards
Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, turn the camera
off and open the battery-chamber cover.
Press the battery latch in the direction
shown by the arrow to release the
battery and then remove the battery by
hand.
Removing Memory Cards
After confirming that the memory card
access lamp is off, turn the camera off,
open the memory card slot cover, and
press the card in to eject it (q). The card
can then be removed by hand (w).
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 71). Note that this permanently deletes
any data the card may contain. Be sure to
copy any photographs and other data you wish to keep to a computer
before proceeding.
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D Memory Cards
• Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when
removing memory cards from the camera.
• Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera off,
or remove or disconnect the power source during formatting or while
data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer. Failure to
observe these precautions could result in loss of data or in damage to
the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this
precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
• Do not format memory cards in a computer.
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Attach a Lens
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when the
lens or body cap is removed.
Remove the camera
body cap
Remove the rear
lens cap
Mounting mark (camera)
Align the mounting
marks
Mounting mark (lens)
Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place.
Be sure to remove the lens cap before taking pictures.
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A Detaching the Lens
Be sure the camera is off when removing or
exchanging lenses. To remove the lens,
press and hold the lens release button (q)
while turning the lens clockwise (w). After
removing the lens, replace the lens caps and
camera body cap.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Before using the camera, unlock and extend the lens. Keeping the
retractable lens barrel button pressed (q), rotate the zoom ring as
shown (w).
Retractable lens barrel button
Pictures can not be taken when the lens is
retracted; if an error message is displayed as
a result of the camera having been turned
on with the lens retracted, rotate the zoom
ring until the message is no longer
displayed.
A Retracting Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
To retract the lens when the camera is not in
use, hold the retractable lens barrel button
(q) and rotate the zoom ring to the “L” (lock)
position as shown (w). Retract the lens
before removing it from the camera, and be
careful not to press the retractable lens
barrel button when attaching or removing
the lens.
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Camera Setup
❚❚ Setup Using a Smartphone or Tablet
Before proceeding, check the camera to ensure that
the battery is fully charged and the memory card has
space available. On your smartphone or tablet (below
“smart device”), install the SnapBridge app as
described inside the front cover and enable Bluetooth. Note that
the actual connection to the camera will be made using the
SnapBridge app; do not use Bluetooth settings in the settings
app on your smart device. The instructions that follow refer to
version 2.0 of the SnapBridge app; for information on the latest
version, see the SnapBridge Connection Guide (pdf ), available for
download from the following website:
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
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The actual camera and smart device displays may differ from
those shown below.
1 Camera: Turn the camera on. A
language-selection dialog will be
displayed.
Use the multi selector and J button to navigate the menus.
Power switch
1 Up
J button (select)
4 Left
2 Right
3 Down
Multi selector
Press 1 and 3 to highlight a language and press J to select.
The language can be changed at any time using the
Language option in the setup menu.
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2 Camera: When the dialog at right is
displayed, press J. If the dialog at
right is not displayed or if you wish
to configure the camera again,
highlight Connect to smart device in
the setup menu and press J. If you
do not wish to use a smart device to
configure the camera, set the clock manually (0 24).
3 Camera/smart device: Start pairing.
The camera will wait for a connection; launch the SnapBridge
app on the smart device and follow the on-screen
instructions to tap the name of the camera you want to pair
with.
4 Camera: Confirm that the camera
displays the message shown at right
and ready the smart device.
5 Smart device: Launch the SnapBridge
app and tap Pair with camera. If
prompted to choose a camera, tap
the camera name.
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6 Smart device: Tap the camera name in
the “Pair with camera” dialog. Users
who are pairing a camera with an iOS
device for the first time will first be
presented with pairing instructions;
after reading the instructions, scroll
to the bottom of the display and tap
Understood. If you are then
prompted to choose an accessory,
tap the camera name again (there may be some delay
before the camera name is displayed).
7 Camera/smart device: Confirm that the camera and smart
device display the same six-digit number. Some versions of
iOS may not display a number; if no number displayed,
proceed to Step 8.
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8 Camera/smart device: Press J on the camera and tap PAIR on
the smart device (the display varies with the device and
operating system).
9 Camera/smart device: Complete pairing.
• Camera: Press J when the message
at right is displayed.
• Smart device: Tap OK when the
message at right is displayed.
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10 Camera: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete
setup.
• To allow the camera to add location data to photos, select Yes in
response to “Download location data from smart device?”
and then enable location services on the smart device and
enable Auto link options > Synchronize location data in
the SnapBridge app tab.
• To synchronize the camera clock with the time provided by the smart
device, select Yes in response to “Sync clock with smart
device?” and then enable Auto link options > Synchronize
clocks in the SnapBridge app tab.
The smart device and camera are now connected. Any pictures
you take with the camera will automatically be uploaded to the
smart device.
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❚❚ Setup from the Camera Menus
The camera clock can be set manually.
1 Turn the camera on.
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed.
Use the multi selector and J button to navigate the menus.
Power switch
1 Up
J button (select)
4 Left
2 Right
3 Down
Multi selector
Press 1 and 3 to highlight a language and press J to select.
The language can be changed at any time using the
Language option in the setup menu.
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2 Press G when the dialog at right is
displayed.
G button
3 Set the camera clock.
Use the multi selector and J button to set the camera clock.
q
w
Select time zone
e
Select date format
r
Select daylight saving time
option
Set time and date (note that the
camera uses a 24-hour clock)
The clock can be adjusted at any time using the Time zone
and date > Date and time option in the setup menu.
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Focus the Viewfinder
After removing the lens cap,
rotate the diopter adjustment
control until the focus points
are in sharp focus. When
operating the control with
your eye to the viewfinder, be
careful not to put your fingers
or fingernails in your eye.
Focus points
Viewfinder not in focus
Viewfinder in focus
The camera is now ready for use. Proceed to page 27 for
information on taking photographs.
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The Battery Level and Number of Exposures
Remaining
Press the R button and check the battery level and number of
exposures remaining in the information display.
Battery level
R button
Number of exposures
remaining
Battery Level
If the battery is low, a warning will also be displayed in the
viewfinder. If the information display does not appear when the
R button is pressed, the battery is exhausted and needs to be
recharged.
Information
display
L
K
Viewfinder
Description
—
—
Battery fully charged.
Battery partially discharged.
Low battery. Ready fully-charged spare
battery or prepare to charge battery.
H
d
H
(flashes)
d
(flashes)
Battery exhausted. Charge battery.
Number of Exposures Remaining
Values over 1000 are shown in thousands, indicated by the letter
“k”.
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Basic Photography and Playback
“Point-and-Shoot” Modes (i and j)
This section describes how to take
photographs in i and j modes. i and j are
automatic “point-and-shoot” modes in which
the majority of settings are controlled by the
camera in response to shooting conditions; the
only difference between the two is that the
flash will not fire in j mode.
1 Rotate the mode dial to i
Mode dial
or j.
Photographs can be framed in the
viewfinder or in the monitor (live
view). To start live view, press the a
button.
a button
Framing pictures in the
viewfinder
Framing pictures in the
monitor (live view)
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2 Ready the camera.
Viewfinder photography: When framing photographs in the
viewfinder, hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle
the camera body or lens with your left. Bring your elbows in
against the sides of your chest.
Live view: When framing photographs in the monitor, hold the
handgrip in your right hand and cradle the lens with your left.
A Framing Photographs in Portrait (Tall) Orientation
When framing photographs in portrait (tall) orientation, hold the
camera as shown below.
Framing photographs in the
viewfinder
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Framing photographs in the
monitor
3 Frame the photograph.
Viewfinder photography: Frame a
photograph in the viewfinder with the
main subject in at least one of the 11
focus points.
Focus point
Live view: At default settings, the
camera automatically detects faces
and selects the focus point. If no face
is detected, the camera will focus on
subjects near the center of the frame.
Focus point
A Using a Zoom Lens
Before focusing, rotate the zoom ring to
Zoom in
adjust the focal length and frame the
photograph. Use the zoom ring to zoom in
on the subject so that it fills a larger area of
the frame, or zoom out to increase the area
visible in the final photograph (select longer
focal lengths on the lens focal length scale
to zoom in, shorter focal lengths to zoom
out).
Zoom ring
Zoom out
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4 Press the shutter-release
button halfway.
Viewfinder photography: Press
the shutter-release button
halfway to focus (if the
subject is poorly lit, the flash
In-focus indicator
may pop up and the AFassist illuminator may light).
When the focus operation is complete, a beep will sound (a
beep may not sound if the subject is moving) and the in-focus
indicator (I) will appear in the viewfinder.
In-focus indicator
Description
I
Subject in focus.
I
Camera unable to focus using autofocus. See
(flashes)
page 91.
Live view: The focus point flashes green
while the camera focuses. If the
camera is able to focus, the focus
point will be displayed in green;
otherwise, the focus point will flash
red.
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5 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutterrelease button the rest of
the way down to take the
photograph. The memory
card access lamp will light
and the photograph will be
displayed in the monitor for
a few seconds. Do not eject
the memory card or remove
or disconnect the power
source until the lamp has
gone out and recording is
complete.
Memory card access lamp
To end live view, press the a button.
A The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take
the photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way
down.
Focus: press halfway
Shoot: press all the
way down
Pressing the shutter-release button halfway also ends playback and
readies the camera for immediate use.
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A Automatic Scene Selection (Scene Auto Selector)
If live view is selected in i or j mode, the
camera will automatically analyze the
subject and select the appropriate shooting
mode when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway to focus using autofocus.
The selected mode is shown in the monitor.
c Portrait
d Landscape
e Close up
f Night portrait
Z Auto
b Auto (flash off)
Human portrait subjects
Landscapes and cityscapes
Subjects close to the camera
Portrait subjects framed against a dark
background
Subjects suited to i or j mode or that do not
fall into the categories listed above
A The Standby Timer (Viewfinder Photography)
The viewfinder and information display will turn off if no
operations are performed for about eight seconds,
reducing the drain on the battery. Press the shutterrelease button halfway to reactivate the display. The
length of time before the standby timer expires
automatically can be selected using the Auto off timers option in the
setup menu (0 71).
Exposure meters off
Exposure meters on
A The Count Down Display (Live View)
A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends
automatically (the timer turns red 5 s before the auto off timer expires
(Auto off timers; 0 71) or if live view is about to end to protect the
internal circuits). Depending on shooting conditions, the timer may
appear immediately when live view is selected.
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A The Built-in Flash
If additional lighting is required for correct
exposure in i mode, the built-in flash will
pop up automatically when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. If the
flash is raised, photographs can only be
taken when the flash-ready indicator (M) is
displayed. If the flash-ready indicator is not
displayed, the flash is charging; remove
your finger briefly from the shutter-release
button and try again.
When the flash is not in use, return it to its
closed position by pressing it gently
downward till the latch clicks into place.
A Live View Zoom Preview
To magnify the view in the monitor up to about 8.3 × for precise focus,
press the X button. While the view through the lens is zoomed in, a
navigation window will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right
corner of the display. Use the multi selector to scroll to areas of the
frame not visible in the monitor, or press W (Q) to zoom out.
X button
Navigation window
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A Shooting in Live View
Although they will not appear in the final picture, jagged edges, color
fringing, moiré, and bright spots may appear in the monitor, while
bright regions or bands may appear in some areas with flashing signs
and other intermittent light sources or if the subject is briefly
illuminated by a strobe or other bright, momentary light source. In
addition, distortion may occur with moving subjects, particularly if the
camera is panned horizontally or an object moves horizontally at high
speed through the frame. Flicker and banding visible in the monitor
under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps can be reduced
using Flicker reduction (0 71), although they may still be visible in
the final photograph at some shutter speeds. 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.
Live view ends automatically if the mode dial is rotated to g or the
mode dial is rotated from g to another setting.
To prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the
photograph or interfering with exposure, we recommend that you
cover the viewfinder with your hand or other objects such as an
optional eyepiece cap before taking pictures without your eye to the
viewfinder.
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Viewing Photographs
Pressing K displays a picture in the monitor.
K button
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures.
❚❚ Thumbnail Playback
To display images in “contact sheets” of
four, nine, or 72 images (thumbnail
playback), press the W (Q) button. Use
the multi selector or command dial to
highlight images and press J to display
the highlighted image full frame. Press X
W (Q) button
to reduce the number of images
displayed.
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❚❚ Calendar Playback
To view images taken on a selected date Date list
(calendar playback), press the W (Q)
button when 72 images are displayed.
Press the W (Q) button to toggle
between the date list and the list of
thumbnails for the selected date. Use
the multi selector to highlight dates in
the date list or to highlight pictures in
the thumbnail list. Press X when the
cursor is in the date list to return to 72frame playback.
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Thumbnail list
Deleting Unwanted Photographs
To delete the photograph currently displayed in the monitor,
press the O button. Note that photographs can not be recovered
once deleted.
1 Display the photograph.
Display the photograph you wish to
delete.
K button
2 Delete the photograph.
Press the O button. A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; press the O
button again to delete the image and
return to playback.
O button
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Recording Movies
Movies can be recorded in live view mode.
1 Press the a button.
The view through the lens will be
displayed in the monitor.
D The 0 Icon
A 0 icon indicates that movies can not
be recorded.
a button
2 Ready the camera.
Hold the handgrip in your right hand and cradle the camera
body or lens with your left.
3 Focus.
Press the shutter-release button
halfway to focus.
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4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to start
recording. A recording indicator and
the time available are displayed in the
monitor.
Movie-record button
Recording indicator
Time remaining
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, or another mode is selected. Press
the a button to end live view.
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A Maximum Length
The maximum size for individual movie files is 4 GB; maximum length
varies with the options selected for Movie settings > Frame size/
frame rate and Movie quality in the shooting menu (0 70) as shown
below. Note that depending on memory card write speed, shooting
may end before this length is reached.
Frame size/frame rate 1
Maximum length 2
L 1920 × 1080; 60p
10 min.
M 1920 × 1080; 50p
N 1920 × 1080; 30p
High quality
O 1920 × 1080; 25p
P 1920 × 1080; 24p
20 min.
Q 1280 × 720; 60p
R 1280 × 720; 50p
t 1920 × 1080; 60p
20 min.
u 1920 × 1080; 50p
r 1920 × 1080; 30p
Normal
s 1920 × 1080; 25p
k 1920 × 1080; 24p
29 min. 59 s
l 1280 × 720; 60p
o 1280 × 720; 50p
1 Listed value. Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and
23.976 fps respectively.
2 Movies recorded in miniature effect mode are up to three minutes long when played back.
Movie quality
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D Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the monitor and in the
final movie under fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps or with
subjects that are in motion, particularly if the camera is panned
horizontally or an object moves horizontally at high speed through
frame (flicker and banding can be reduced using Flicker reduction;
0 71). Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright spots may also
appear. Bright regions or bands may appear in some areas of the frame
with flashing signs and other intermittent light sources or if the subject
is briefly illuminated by a strobe or other bright, momentary light
source. 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 camera can record both video and sound; do not cover the
microphone during recording. Note that the built-in microphone may
record lens noise during autofocus and vibration reduction.
Flash lighting can not be used during movie recording.
D The Count Down Display
A count down will be displayed 30 s before live view ends
automatically. Depending on shooting conditions, the timer may
appear immediately when movie recording begins. Note that
regardless of the amount of recording time available, live view will still
end automatically when the timer expires.
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Viewing Movies
Press K to start playback and then scroll through pictures until
a movie (indicated by a 1 icon) is displayed.
K button
Press J to start playback; your current position is indicated by
the movie progress bar.
1 icon
Length
Current position/total length
Movie progress bar
Guide
Volume
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The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Pause
Description
Pause playback.
Resume playback when movie is
paused or during rewind/advance.
Play
Advance/rewind
Speed increases with each press,
from 2× to 4× to 8× to 16×; keep
pressed to skip to beginning or end
of movie (first frame is indicated by h
in top right corner of monitor, last
frame by i). If playback is paused,
movie rewinds or advances one
frame at a time; hold for continuous
rewind or advance.
Start slow-motion
playback
Press 3 while the movie is paused to
start slow-motion playback.
Rotate the command dial to skip
ahead or back 10 s.
Skip 10 s
Adjust volume
Return to fullframe playback
X/W (Q)
K/
Press X to increase volume, W (Q) to
decrease.
Press K or 1 to exit to full-frame
playback.
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Deleting Unwanted Movies
To delete the movie currently displayed in the monitor, press the
O button. Note that movies can not be recovered once deleted.
1 Display the movie.
Display the movie you wish to delete.
K button
2 Delete the movie.
Press the O button. A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; press the O
button again to delete the movie and
return to playback.
O button
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Guide Mode
The Guide
Guide mode gives access to a variety of
frequently-used and useful functions. The top
level of the guide is displayed when the mode
dial is rotated to g.
Battery indicator (0 26)
Number of exposures remaining (0 26)
Shooting mode: A guide mode indicator
appears on the shooting mode icon.
Choose from the following items:
Shoot
Take pictures.
Retouch
Retouch pictures.
View/delete
View and/or delete pictures.
Set up
Change camera settings.
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Guide Mode Menus
To access these menus, highlight Shoot, View/delete, Retouch,
or Set up and press J.
❚❚ Shoot
Easy operation
4 Auto
5 No flash
9 Distant subjects
! Close-ups
8 Sleeping faces
9 Moving subjects
7 Landscapes
6 Portraits
" Night portrait
Photograph night
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landscapes
Advanced operation
Soften backgrounds
#
Adjust aperture.
Bring more into focus
Freeze motion (people)
Select a shutter
$ Freeze motion (vehicles)
speed.
Show water flowing
Adjust white balance
Capture reds in sunsets * to vividly capture the
colors in sunsets.
*
H Take bright photos
Adjust exposure
Take dark (low key)
photos *
compensation to take
bright (high key) or
dark (low key) photos.
* Affects other Advanced operation items. To restore default settings,
turn the camera off and then on again.
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“Start Shooting”
Highlight an option and press J.
• Use the viewfinder
• Use live view
• Shoot movies
“More Settings”
If More settings is displayed, you can
highlight this option and press 2 to
access the following settings (the settings
available vary with the shooting option
selected):
• Flash settings > Flash mode
• Flash settings > Flash compensation
• Release mode
• ISO sensitivity settings > ISO sensitivity
• ISO sensitivity settings >
Auto ISO sensitivity control
• Set Picture Control
• Exposure compensation
• White balance
❚❚ View/Delete
View single photos
View multiple photos
Choose a date
View a slide show
Delete photos
A Guide Mode
Guide mode is reset to Easy operation > Auto when the mode dial is
rotated to another setting or the camera is turned off.
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❚❚ Retouch
Trim
Filter effects (cross screen)
Filter effects (soft)
Photo illustration
Miniature effect
Selective color
❚❚ Set Up
Image quality
Playback display options
Image size
Clock and language
Auto off timers
Format memory card
Date stamp
HDMI
Display and sound settings
Airplane mode
Monitor brightness
Smart device connection
Info background color
Eye-Fi upload *
Auto info display
Slot empty release lock
Beep
Movie settings
Frame size/frame rate
Movie quality
Microphone
Wind noise reduction
Flicker reduction
* Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted.
With the exceptions of Flicker reduction, Clock and language,
Format memory card, HDMI, Airplane mode, Smart device
connection, Eye-Fi upload, and Slot empty release lock,
changes to settings apply in guide mode only and are not
reflected in other shooting modes.
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Using the Guide
The following operations can be performed while the guide is
displayed:
To
Use
Return to top level
of guide
Turn monitor on
Highlight a menu
Description
Press G to turn the monitor on or
return to the top level of the guide.
G button
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to highlight a
menu.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight options in
the menus.
Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to highlight
options in displays like that shown
below.
Highlight options
Select highlighted
menu or option
Press J to select the highlighted
menu or option.
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To
Use
Description
Press 4 to return to the previous
display.
To cancel and return to the previous
display from displays like that shown
below, highlight & and press J.
Return to previous
display
If a d icon is displayed at the bottom
left corner of the monitor, help can
be displayed by pressing the W (Q)
button. Press 1 or 3 to scroll
through the display, or press W (Q)
again to exit.
View help
W (Q) button
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d (help) icon
Matching Settings to the Subject or
Situation (Scene Mode)
The camera offers a choice of “scene” modes. Choosing a scene
mode automatically optimizes settings to suit the selected
scene, making creative photography as simple as selecting a
mode, framing a picture, and shooting as described on page 27.
The following scenes can be selected with the
mode dial:
k Portrait
m Sports
l Landscape
n Close up
p Child
o Night Portrait
k Portrait
Use for portraits with soft, natural-looking skin tones. If the
subject is far from the background or a telephoto lens is used,
background details will be softened to lend the composition a
sense of depth.
l Landscape
Use for vivid landscape shots in daylight.
Note: The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
p Child
Use for snapshots of children. Clothing and background details
are vividly rendered, while skin tones remain soft and natural.
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m Sports
Fast shutter speeds freeze motion for dynamic sports shots in
which the main subject stands out clearly.
Note: The built-in flash and AF-assist illuminator turn off.
n Close up
Use for close-up shots of flowers, insects, and other small objects
(a macro lens can be used to focus at very close ranges).
o Night Portrait
Use for a natural balance between the main subject and the
background in portraits taken under low light.
A Preventing Blur
Use a tripod to prevent blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter
speeds.
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Special Effects
Special effects can be used when taking photographs and
shooting movies.
The following effects can be selected by rotating the mode dial
to q and rotating the command dial until the desired option
appears in the monitor.
Mode dial
Command dial
Monitor
% Night Vision
( Miniature Effect
S Super Vivid
3 Selective Color
T Pop
1 Silhouette
U Photo Illustration
2 High Key
' Toy Camera Effect
3 Low Key
% Night Vision
Use under conditions of darkness to record monochrome
images at high ISO sensitivities.
Note: Autofocus is available in live view only; manual focus can be used
if the camera is unable to focus. The built-in flash and AF-assist
illuminator turn off.
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S Super Vivid
Overall saturation and contrast are increased for a more vibrant
image.
T Pop
Overall saturation is increased for a more lively image.
U Photo Illustration
Sharpen outlines and simplify coloring for a poster effect that
can be adjusted in live view (0 56).
Note: Movies shot in this mode play back like a slide show made up of a
series of stills.
' Toy Camera Effect
Create photos and movies that appear to have been shot with a
toy camera. The effect can be adjusted in live view (0 57).
( Miniature Effect
Create photos that appear to be pictures of dioramas. Works
best when shooting from a high vantage point. Miniature effect
movies play back at high speed, compressing about 45 minutes
of footage shot at 1920 × 1080/30p into a movie that plays back
in about three minutes. The effect can be adjusted in live view
(0 58).
Note: Sound is not recorded with movies. The built-in flash and AFassist illuminator turn off.
3 Selective Color
All colors other than the selected colors are recorded in black
and white. The effect can be adjusted in live view (0 60).
Note: The built-in flash turns off.
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1 Silhouette
Silhouette subjects against bright backgrounds.
Note: The built-in flash turns off.
2 High Key
Use with bright scenes to create bright images that seem filled
with light.
Note: The built-in flash turns off.
3 Low Key
Use with dark scenes to create dark, low-key images with
prominent highlights.
Note: The built-in flash turns off.
A Preventing Blur
Use a tripod to prevent blur caused by camera shake at slow shutter
speeds.
A NEF (RAW)
NEF (RAW) recording is not available in %, S, T, U, ', (, and 3
modes. Pictures taken when an NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine
option is selected in these modes will be recorded as JPEG images.
JPEG images created at these settings will be recorded as fine-quality
images.
A U and ( Modes
Autofocus is not available during movie recording. The live view
refresh rate will drop, together with the frame rate for continuous
release mode; using autofocus during live view photography will
disrupt the preview.
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Options Available in Live View
Settings for the selected effect are adjusted in the live view
display.
❚❚ U Photo Illustration
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Adjust outline thickness.
Press J to display the options shown
at right. Press 4 or 2 to make outlines
thicker or thinner.
3 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button.
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❚❚ ' Toy Camera Effect
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Adjust options.
Press J to display the options shown
at right. Press 1 or 3 to highlight
Vividness or Vignetting and press 4
or 2 to change. Adjust vividness to
make colors more or less saturated,
vignetting to control the amount of
vignetting.
3 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button.
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❚❚ ( Miniature Effect
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Position the focus point.
Use the multi selector to position the
focus point in the area that will be in
focus and then press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus. To
temporarily clear miniature effect
options from the display and enlarge
the view in the monitor for precise focus, press X. Press
W (Q) to restore the miniature effect display.
3 Display options.
Press J to display miniature effect
options.
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4 Adjust options.
Press 4 or 2 to choose the
orientation of the area that will be in
focus and press 1 or 3 to adjust its
width.
5 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. To exit live view,
press the a button.
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❚❚ 3 Selective Color
1 Select live view.
Press the a button. The view through
the lens will be displayed in the
monitor.
a button
2 Display options.
Press J to display selective color
options.
3 Select a color.
Selected color
Frame an object in the white square
in the center of the display and press
1 to choose the color of the object as
one that will remain in the final image
(the camera may have difficulty
detecting unsaturated colors; choose
a saturated color). To zoom in on the
center of the display for more precise color selection, press X.
Press W (Q) to zoom out.
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4 Choose the color range.
Color range
Press 1 or 3 to increase or decrease
the range of similar hues that will be
included in the final image. Choose
from values between 1 and 7; note
that higher values may include hues
from other colors.
5 Select additional colors.
To select additional colors, rotate the
command dial to highlight another of
the three color boxes at the top of the
display and repeat Steps 3 and 4 to
select another color. Repeat for a
third color if desired. To deselect the
highlighted color, press O (To remove all colors, press and
hold O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes).
6 Press J.
Press J to exit when settings are complete. During shooting,
only objects of the selected hues will be recorded in color; all
others will be recorded in black-and-white. To exit live view,
press the a button.
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P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M modes can be selected by rotating
the mode dial and offer different degrees of
control over shutter speed and aperture:
Mode
P
S
A
M
Description
Recommended for snapshots and in other
Programmed auto
situations in which there is little time to
(0 63)
adjust camera settings. Camera sets shutter
speed and aperture for optimal exposure.
Use to freeze or blur motion. User chooses
Shutter-priority auto
shutter speed; camera selects aperture for
(0 63)
best results.
Use to blur background or bring both
Aperture-priority
foreground and background into focus. User
auto
chooses aperture; camera selects shutter
(0 64)
speed for best results.
User controls both shutter speed and
Manual (0 65)
aperture. Set shutter speed to “Bulb” or
“Time” for long time-exposures.
A Using the Built-in Flash
For flash photography, press the M (Y) button to raise the flash.
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Mode P (Programmed Auto)
This mode is recommended for snapshots or whenever you
want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and
aperture. The camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and
aperture for optimal exposure in most situations.
Mode S (Shutter-Priority Auto)
In shutter-priority auto, you choose the
shutter speed while the camera
automatically selects the aperture that
will produce the optimal exposure.
Rotate the command dial to choose the
desired shutter speed: rotate right for
faster speeds, left for slower speeds.
Command dial
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Mode A (Aperture-Priority Auto)
In aperture-priority auto, you choose the
aperture while the camera automatically
selects the shutter speed that will
produce the optimal exposure. Rotate
the command dial left for larger
apertures (lower f-numbers), right for
smaller apertures (higher f-numbers).
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Command dial
Mode M (Manual)
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
Checking the exposure indicator (0 66), adjust shutter speed
and aperture. Shutter speed is selected by rotating the
command dial (right for faster speeds, left for slower). To adjust
aperture, keep the E (N) button pressed while rotating the
command dial (left for larger apertures/lower f-numbers and
right for smaller apertures/higher f-numbers).
Shutter speed
Command dial
Aperture
E (N) button
Command dial
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A Shutter Speed and Aperture
Shutter speed and aperture are shown in the viewfinder and
information display.
Shutter speed
Aperture
Fast shutter speeds (1/1600 s in this
example) freeze motion.
Slow shutter speeds (here 1 s) blur
motion.
Large apertures (such as f/5.6;
remember, the lower the f-number,
the larger the aperture) blur details
in front of and behind the main
subject.
Small apertures (f/22 in this case)
bring both background and
foreground into focus.
A The Exposure Indicator
Optimal exposure
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Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
Exposure Compensation
In P, S, A, scene, and % modes, exposure compensation is used to
alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making
pictures brighter or darker (0 96). In general, positive values
make the subject brighter while negative values make it darker.
–1 EV
No exposure
compensation
+1 EV
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To choose a value for exposure compensation, keep the E (N)
button pressed and rotate the command dial until the desired
value is selected in the viewfinder or information display.
+
E (N) button
Command dial
–0.3 EV
Information display
+2 EV
Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure
compensation to ±0. In P, S, A, and M modes, exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off. In
scene and % modes, exposure compensation will be reset when
another mode is selected or the camera is turned off.
A The Information Display
Exposure compensation options can also be
accessed from the information display (0 9).
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Camera Menus
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. To view the menus, press the
G button.
G button
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
• D: Playback (0 70)
• N: Retouch (0 72)
• C: Shooting (0 70)
• m: Recent settings (0 72)
• B: Setup (0 71)
Slider shows position in current
menu.
Current settings are shown by
icons.
Menu options
Options in current menu.
Help icon (0 73)
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Menu Options
❚❚ D Playback Menu: Managing Images
Delete
Playback folder
Playback display options
Image review
Auto image rotation
Rotate tall
Slide show
Rating
Select to send to smart device
❚❚ C Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
Reset shooting menu
Image quality
Image size
ISO sensitivity settings
White balance
Set Picture Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Noise reduction
Vignette control
Auto distortion control
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Built-in AF-assist illuminator
Metering
Flash cntrl for built-in flash/
Optional flash
Optical VR *
Movie settings
* Available only with lenses that support this item.
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❚❚ B Setup Menu: Camera Setup
Reset setup options
Format memory card
Date stamp
Time zone and date 1
Language 1
Monitor brightness
Info display format
Auto info display
Auto off timers
Self-timer
Remote on duration (ML-L3)
Lock mirror up for cleaning 2
Image Dust Off ref photo
Image comment
Copyright information
Beep
Flicker reduction
1
2
3
4
Buttons
Rangefinder
Manual focus ring in AF mode 3
File number sequence
Storage folder
File naming
HDMI
Location data
Airplane mode
Connect to smart device
Send to smart device (auto)
Bluetooth
Eye-Fi upload 4
Conformity marking
Slot empty release lock
Reset all settings
Firmware version
Default varies with country of purchase.
Not available when battery is low.
Available only with lenses that support this item.
Only available when compatible Eye-Fi memory card is inserted.
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❚❚ N Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
NEF (RAW) processing
Trim
Resize
D-Lighting
Quick retouch
Red-eye correction
Straighten
Distortion control
Perspective control
Fisheye
Filter effects
Monochrome
Image overlay
Color outline
Photo illustration
Color sketch
Miniature effect
Selective color
Painting
Edit movie
Side-by-side comparison *
* Available only if retouch menu is displayed by pressing P and selecting
Retouch when a retouched image or original is displayed in full-frame
playback.
❚❚ m Recent Settings
The recent settings menu lists the twenty most recently used
settings.
A For More Information
Information on individual menu options is available using the camera’s
on-board help (0 73).
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Using Camera Menus
The multi selector and J button are used to navigate the
camera menus.
1: Move cursor up
J button: select
highlighted item
4: Cancel and return to
previous menu
2: Select highlighted item
or display sub-menu
3: Move cursor down
Follow the steps below to navigate the menus.
1 Display the menus.
Press the G button to display the
menus.
G button
A The d (Help) Icon
If a d icon is displayed at the bottom left corner of the monitor, a
description of the currently selected option or menu can be displayed
by pressing the W (Q) button. Press 1 or 3 to scroll through the
display. Press W (Q) again to return to the menus.
W (Q) button
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2 Highlight the icon for the
current menu.
Press 4 to highlight the
icon for the current menu.
3 Select a menu.
Press 1 or 3 to select the desired menu.
4 Position the cursor in the
selected menu.
Press 2 to position the
cursor in the selected
menu.
5 Highlight a menu item.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a
menu item.
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6 Display options.
Press 2 to display options
for the selected menu item.
7 Highlight an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
an option.
8 Select the highlighted item.
Press J to select the highlighted
item. To exit without making a
selection, press the G button.
Note the following:
• Menu items that are displayed in gray are not currently
available.
• While pressing 2 generally has the same effect as pressing J,
there are some cases in which selection can only be made by
pressing J.
• To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway (0 31).
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ViewNX-i
Installing ViewNX-i
To fine-tune photos and upload and view pictures, download
the latest version of the ViewNX-i installer from the following
website and follow the on-screen instructions to complete
installation. An Internet connection is required. For system
requirements and other information, see the Nikon website for
your region.
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/
A Capture NX-D
Use Nikon’s Capture NX-D software to fine-tune photos or to change
settings for NEF (RAW) pictures and save them in other formats.
Capture NX-D is available for download from:
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/
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Using ViewNX-i
Copying Pictures to the Computer
Before proceeding, be sure you have installed ViewNX-i (0 76).
1 Connect the USB cable.
After turning the camera off and ensuring that a memory
card is inserted, connect a USB cable (available separately) as
shown and then turn the camera on.
D USB Hubs
Connect the camera directly to the computer; do not connect the
cable via a USB hub or keyboard.
A Use a Reliable Power Source
To ensure that data transfer is not interrupted, be sure the camera
battery is fully charged.
A Connecting Cables
Be sure the camera is off when connecting or disconnecting
interface cables. Do not use force or attempt to insert the
connectors at an angle.
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2 Start Nikon Transfer 2 component of ViewNX-i.
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a
program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
D During Transfer
Do not turn the camera off or disconnect the USB cable while
transfer is in progress.
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 Nikon Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click
.
A Windows 10 and Windows 8.1
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 may
display an AutoPlay prompt when the
camera is connected. Tap or click the
dialog and then tap or click
Nikon Transfer 2 to select
Nikon Transfer 2.
A OS X
If Nikon Transfer 2 does not start automatically, confirm that the
camera is connected and then launch Image Capture (an
application that comes with OS X) and select Nikon Transfer 2 as
the application that opens when the camera is detected.
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3 Click Start Transfer.
Pictures on the memory card will be copied to the computer.
Start Transfer
4 Terminate the connection.
When transfer is complete, turn the camera off and
disconnect the USB cable.
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX-i.
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Technical 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.
Compatible Lenses
This camera supports autofocus with AF-P and type E and G AF-S
lenses only. AF-S lenses have names beginning with AF-S and
AF-P lenses with AF-P; for information on determining lens type
(D, E, G, or CPU), see page 81. Autofocus is not supported with
other autofocus (AF) lenses. The following table lists the features
available with compatible lenses in viewfinder photography:
Camera setting
z
z
—
—
—
—
—
z8
z
z3
—
—
—
—
z
z
z
—
—
—
1
1
2
3
4
Metering
system
MF (with
electronic
rangefinder)
z
z
z
z
z6
z6
AF
Lens
E type lens
Type G AF-S/AF-P NIKKOR
Type G AF NIKKOR
D type lens
PC-E NIKKOR series 4, 5
PC Micro 85mm f/2.8D 7
Other AF NIKKOR (except
lenses for F3AF)
AI-P NIKKOR
Shooting
mode
Focus mode
9
MF
M
Other
modes
L
M
N
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z
z3
z
z3
z
z
z
—
z
—
z
z
z
—
z
z
z2
z2
z2
—
z2
z2
3
Assumes a combined aperture of f/5.6 or faster when AF-S teleconverter is attached.
Spot metering meters selected focus point.
Exposure indicator disabled.
The shift knob for the PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED may contact the camera body when the
lens is revolved.
5 Shifting and/or tilting the lens interferes with exposure.
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6 Can not be used with shifting or tilting.
7 Optimal exposure will only be achieved if the lens is at maximum aperture and the lens is not
shifted or tilted.
8 When AF 80–200mm f/2.8, AF 35–70mm f/2.8, AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 (New), or
AF 28–85mm f/3.5–4.5 lenses are zoomed all the way in at the minimum focus distance, the
in-focus indicator (I) may be displayed when the image on the matte screen in the viewfinder
is not in focus. Before shooting, confirm that the image in the viewfinder screen is in focus.
9 With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
D IX NIKKOR Lenses
IX NIKKOR lenses can not be used. Attempting to attach an IX NIKKOR
lens could damage the lens or camera.
A Identifying CPU and Type G, E, and D Lenses
CPU lenses can be identified by the presence of CPU contacts, type G,
E, and D lenses by a letter on the lens barrel. Type G and E lenses are
not equipped with a lens aperture ring.
CPU contacts
Aperture ring
CPU lens
Type G or E lens
Type D lens
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Other Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available
for the D3400.
Power
sources
Filters
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• EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (0 10): Additional
EN-EL14a batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives. EN-EL14
batteries can also be used.
• MH-24 Battery Charger (0 10): Recharge EN-EL14a and
EN-EL14 batteries.
• EP-5A Power Connector, EH-5b AC Adapter: These accessories can
be used to power the camera for extended periods (EH-5a
and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). A power
connector EP-5A is required to connect the camera to the
EH-5b, EH-5a, or EH-5.
• Filters intended for special-effects photography may
interfere with autofocus or the electronic rangefinder.
• The D3400 can not be used with linear polarizing filters.
Use C-PL or C-PL II circular polarizing filters instead.
• NC filters are recommended for protecting the lens.
• To prevent ghosting, use of a filter is not recommended
when the subject is framed against a bright light, or when
a bright light source is in the frame.
• Center-weighted metering is recommended with filters
with exposure factors (filter factors) over 1 × (Y44, Y48,
Y52, O56, R60, X0, X1, C-PL, ND2S, ND4, ND4S, ND8, ND8S,
ND400, A2, A12, B2, B8, B12). See the filter manual for
details.
• DK-5 Eyepiece Cap: Prevents light entering via the viewfinder
from appearing in the photograph or interfering with
exposure.
• DK-20C Eyepiece Correction Lenses: Lenses are available with
diopters of –5, –4, –3, –2, 0, +0.5, +1, +2, and +3 m–1 when
the camera diopter adjustment control is in the neutral
position (–1 m–1). Use eyepiece correction lenses only if
the desired focus can not be achieved with the built in
diopter adjustment control (–1.7 to +0.5 m–1). Test
eyepiece correction lenses before purchase to ensure that
the desired focus can be achieved. The rubber eyecup
Viewfinder
eyepiece
can not be used with eyepiece correction lenses.
accessories • DG-2 Magnifier: The DG-2 magnifies the scene displayed in
the center of the viewfinder for greater precision during
focusing. Eyepiece adapter required (available
separately).
• DK-22 Eyepiece Adapter: The DK-22 is used when attaching
the DG-2 magnifier.
• DR-6 Right-Angle Viewing Attachment: The DR-6 attaches at a
right angle to the viewfinder eyepiece, allowing the
image in the viewfinder to be viewed at right angles to
the lens (for example, from directly above when the
camera is horizontal).
BF-1B Body Cap/BF-1A Body Cap: The body cap keeps the mirror,
Body cap
viewfinder screen, and image sensor free of dust when a
lens is not in place.
Accessory
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover: A cover protecting the accessory
shoe covers shoe. The accessory shoe is used for optional flash units.
USB cables UC-E20 USB Cable (0 77)
HC-E1 HDMI Cable: An HDMI cable with a type C connector for
HDMI cables connection to the camera and a type A connector for
connection to HDMI devices.
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ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (0 6): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
CR2025 battery.
Remote
controls
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 inserted in the correct
orientation (r).
❚❚ Approved Memory Cards
The camera supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards compliant
with UHS-I. Cards rated SD Speed Class 6 or better are
recommended for movie recording; using slower cards may
result in recording being interrupted. When choosing cards for
use in card readers, be sure they are compatible with the device.
Contact the manufacturer for information on features,
operation, and limitations on use.
A Optional Accessories
Availability may vary with country or region. See our website or
brochures for the latest information.
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Caring for the Camera
Storage
When the camera will not be used for an extended period,
remove the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the
terminal cover in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the
camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera
with naphtha or camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F) or below
–10 °C (14 °F)
Cleaning
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or
seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened
Camera
in distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or
body
other foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage
not covered under warranty.
These glass elements are easily damaged. Remove dust
Lens, mirror, and lint with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the
and
can vertical to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove
viewfinder fingerprints and other stains, apply a small amount of lens
cleaner to a soft cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing
fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a
Monitor
soft 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 malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
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.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such
as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold
day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent
condensation, place the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before
exposing it to sudden changes in temperature.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields: Do not use or store this device in the
vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation
or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields
produced by equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with
the monitor, damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the
product’s internal circuitry.
Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do not leave the lens pointed at the
sun or other strong light source for an extended period. Intense light
may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect
in photographs.
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.
The lens and mirror are easily damaged. Dust and lint should be gently
removed with a blower. When using an aerosol blower, keep the can
vertical to prevent discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and other
stains from the lens, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft cloth
and wipe the lens carefully.
See the Reference Manual for information on cleaning the image sensor.
Do not touch the shutter curtain: The shutter curtain is extremely thin and
easily damaged. Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on
the curtain, poke it with cleaning tools, or subject it to powerful air
currents from a blower. These actions could scratch, deform, or tear the
curtain.
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, wellventilated area. If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the adapter to
prevent fire. If the product will not be used for an extended period,
remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic
bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however, store the camera case in a
plastic bag, as this may cause the material to deteriorate. Note that
desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be
replaced at regular intervals.
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once
a month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before
putting it away.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
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Notes on the monitor: The monitor is constructed with extremely high
precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01%
being missing or defective. Hence while these displays may contain
pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black),
this is not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the
device.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or
malfunction. Dust or lint on the monitor can be removed with a blower.
Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
leather. Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury
from broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the monitor
touching the skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
Moiré: Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an
image containing a regular, repeating grid, such as the pattern of weave
in cloth or windows in a building, with the camera image sensor grid. If
you notice moiré in your photographs, try changing the distance to the
subject, zooming in and out, or changing the angle between the subject
and the camera.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are
particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any
accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses or optional
flash units, should be included when the camera is inspected or
serviced.
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The battery and charger: Batteries may leak or explode if improperly
handled. Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages xi–xiv of
this manual. Observe the following precautions when handling
batteries and chargers:
• Use only batteries approved for use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the camera or charger when not in use and
replace the terminal cover. These devices draw minute amounts of
charge even when off and could draw the battery down to the point
that it will no longer function. If the battery will not be used for some
time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it and
storing it in a location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C
(59 °F to 77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold locations). Repeat this
process at least once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off repeatedly when the battery is fully
discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been fully
discharged must be charged before use.
• The internal temperature of the battery may rise while the battery is in
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature
is elevated will impair battery performance, and the battery may not
charge or charge only partially. Wait for the battery to cool before
charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair
battery performance.
• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge
when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement.
Purchase a new EN-EL14a battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on
important occasions, ready a spare 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.
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Error Messages
This section lists the indicators and error messages that appear
in the viewfinder and monitor.
A Warning Icons
A flashing d in the monitor or s in the viewfinder indicates that a
warning or error message can be displayed in the monitor by pressing
the W (Q) button.
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Solution
F/s • Attach compatible lens.
Lens not attached
(flashes) • If lens is not type E or G, select mode M.
A lens with a retractable lens barrel
button is attached with the lens barrel
Before taking photos,
F
retracted. Press the retractable lens
rotate the zoom ring to
(flashes)
extend the lens.
barrel button and rotate the zoom ring
to extend the lens.
Shutter release
d/s Turn camera off and recharge or replace
disabled. Recharge
(flashes) battery.
battery.
This battery cannot be
used. It does not
communicate properly
with this camera. To
d
Use Nikon-approved battery.
use the camera safely, (flashes)
choose a battery
designated for use in
this camera.
Initialization error.
d/
Turn camera off, remove and replace
Turn camera off and
k
battery, and then turn camera on again.
then on again.
(flashes)
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Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Solution
Battery level is low.
Complete operation
End cleaning and turn camera off and
—
and turn camera off
recharge or replace battery.
immediately.
s
Clock not set
Set camera clock.
(flashes)
No memory card
S/s Turn camera off and confirm that card is
inserted
(flashes) correctly inserted.
Memory card is locked.
Memory card is locked (write protected).
(
Slide card write-protect switch to “write”
Slide lock to “write”
(flashes)
position.
position.
• Use approved card.
• Format card. If problem persists, card
This memory card
may be damaged. Contact Nikoncannot be used. Card (/k
authorized service representative.
may be damaged.
(flashes)
• Error creating new folder. Delete files
Insert another card.
or insert new memory card.
• Insert new memory card.
This card is not
T Format card or turn camera off and
formatted.
(flashes) insert new memory card.
Format the card.
• Reduce quality or size.
j/A/s
Card is full
• Delete photographs.
(flashes)
• Insert new memory card.
●
Camera can not focus using autofocus.
—
(flashes) Change composition or focus manually.
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Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Subject is too bright
s
(flashes)
Subject is too dark
No “Bulb” in S mode
No “Time” in S mode
—
—
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Solution
• Use a lower ISO sensitivity.
• Use commercial ND filter.
• In mode:
S Increase shutter speed
A Choose a smaller aperture (higher
f-number)
% Choose another shooting mode
• Use a higher ISO sensitivity.
• Use flash.
• In mode:
S Lower shutter speed
A Choose a larger aperture (lower
f-number)
A/s
(flashes)
Change shutter speed or select mode M.
& /s
(flashes)
Flash has fired at full power. Check
N
photo in monitor; if underexposed,
(flashes)
adjust settings and try again.
• Use the flash.
• Change distance to subject, aperture,
N/s
flash range, or ISO sensitivity.
(flashes)
• Lens focal length is less than 18 mm:
use a longer focal length.
Indicator
Monitor
Viewfinder
Error. Press shutter
release button again.
Start-up error. Contact
a Nikon-authorized
service representative.
Metering error
Unable to start live
view.
Please wait for camera
to cool.
O
(flashes)
—
Folder contains no
images.
—
Cannot display this file.
—
Cannot select this file.
—
This movie cannot be
edited.
—
No image for
retouching.
—
Network access not
available until camera
cools.
—
Solution
Release shutter. If error persists or
appears frequently, consult Nikonauthorized service representative.
Consult Nikon-authorized service
representative.
Wait for the internal circuits to cool
before resuming live view or movie
recording.
Folder selected for playback contains no
images. Select folder containing images
from Playback folder menu or insert
memory card containing images.
File can not be played back on camera.
Images created with other devices can
not be retouched.
• Movies created with other devices can
not be edited.
• Movies must be at least two seconds
long.
Memory card does not contain NEF
(RAW) images for use with NEF (RAW)
processing.
Turn camera off and try again after
waiting for camera to cool.
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Specifications
❚❚ Nikon D3400 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Single-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mount
Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of view Nikon DX format; focal length equivalent to
approx. 1.5× that of lenses with FX format angle of
view
Effective pixels
Effective pixels
24.2 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
23.5 × 15.6 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels
24.72 million
Dust-reduction System Image Dust Off reference data (Capture NX-D
software required)
Storage
Image size (pixels)
• 6000 × 4000 (Large)
• 4496 × 3000 (Medium)
• 2992 × 2000 (Small)
File format
• NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx.
1 : 16) compression
• NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in
both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape, Flat; selected Picture Control can be
modified
Media
SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC
and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
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Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Frame coverage
Magnification
Eyepoint
Diopter adjustment
Focusing screen
Reflex mirror
Lens aperture
Lens
Autofocus support
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Release mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Eye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex
viewfinder
Approx. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
Approx. 0.85 × (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity,
–1.0 m–1)
18 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of
viewfinder eyepiece lens)
–1.7–+0.5 m–1
Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Quick return
Instant return, electronically controlled
Autofocus is available with AF-P and type E and G
AF-S lenses.
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane shutter
1/4000 – 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time
X= 1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or
slower
8 (single frame), I (continuous), J (quiet
shutter release), E (self-timer), " (delayed
remote; ML-L3), # (quick-response remote; ML-L3)
Up to 5 fps
Note: Frame rates assume manual focus, manual or
shutter-priority auto exposure, a shutter speed of
1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default
values.
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures
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Exposure
Metering
Metering method
Range (ISO 100, f/1.4
lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure meter
coupling
Mode
TTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB
sensor
• Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type
E and G lenses)
• Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to
8-mm circle in center of frame
• Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5%
of frame) centered on selected focus point
• Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0–20 EV
• Spot metering: 2–20 EV
CPU
Auto modes (i auto; j auto, flash off );
programmed auto with flexible program (P);
shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A);
manual (M); scene modes (k portrait;
l landscape; p child; m sports; n close up;
o night portrait); special effects modes (% night
vision; S super vivid; T pop; U photo illustration;
' toy camera effect; ( miniature effect;
3 selective color; 1 silhouette; 2 high key; 3 low
key)
Exposure compensation Can be adjusted by –5 – +5 EV in increments of
1/3 EV in P, S, A, M, scene, and % modes
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value with A (L)
button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100 – 25600 in steps of 1 EV. Auto ISO
(Recommended
sensitivity control available
Exposure Index)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
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Focus
Autofocus
Detection range
Lens servo
Focus point
AF-area mode
Focus lock
Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number
Flash control
Flash mode
Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module
with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points
(including one cross-type sensor), and AF-assist
illuminator (range approx. 0.5–3 m/1 ft 8 in.–9 ft
10 in.)
–1 – +19 EV (ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
• Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuousservo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A);
predictive focus tracking activated
automatically according to subject status
• Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be
used
Can be selected from 11 focus points
Single-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF,
3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing
A (L) button
i, k, p, n, o, S, T, U, ': Auto flash with auto
pop-up
P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Approx. 7/22, 8/26 with manual flash (m/ft,
ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)
TTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor
is available with built-in flash; i-TTL balanced fillflash for digital SLR is used with matrix and centerweighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital
SLR with spot metering
Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync,
auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash,
red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with redeye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rearcurtain sync, off
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Flash
Flash compensation
Can be adjusted by −3 – +1 EV in increments of
/ EV in P, S, A, M, and scene modes
Flash-ready indicator Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is
fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full
output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and
safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting Nikon CLS supported
System (CLS)
Sync terminal
AS-15 sync terminal adapter (available separately)
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White balance
White balance
Live view
Lens servo
AF-area mode
Autofocus
Automatic scene
selection
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct
sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all
except preset manual with fine-tuning
• Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-timeservo AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
Face-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF,
subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera
selects focus point automatically when facepriority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)
Available in i and j modes
Movie
Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering method
Matrix
Frame size (pixels) and • 1920 × 1080; 60p (progressive), 50p, 30p, 25p,
frame rate
24p
• 1280 × 720; 60p, 50p
Actual frame rates for 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p
are 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps
respectively; options support both ★ high and
normal image quality
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Movie
File format
Video compression
Audio recording format
Audio recording device
ISO sensitivity
Monitor
Monitor
Playback
Playback
Interface
USB
HDMI output
Bluetooth
Communication
protocols
Operating frequency
Maximum output
power
Range (line of sight)
MOV
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Linear PCM
Built-in monaural microphone; sensitivity
adjustable
ISO 100–25600
7.5-cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD
with 170 ° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame
coverage, and brightness adjustment
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, playback
zoom cropping, playback face zoom, movie
playback, photo and/or movie slide shows,
histogram display, highlights, photo information,
location data display, auto image rotation, picture
rating, and image comment (up to 36 characters)
Hi-Speed USB with Micro-USB connector;
connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type C HDMI connector
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
• Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
• Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
8.1 dBm (EIRP)
Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference;
range may vary with signal strength and presence
or absence of obstacles
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Supported languages
Supported languages
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
Tripod socket
Tripod socket
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 (Portugal
and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish,
Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian,
Vietnamese
One EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5A power
connector (available separately)
/ in. (ISO 1222)
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Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 124 × 98 × 75.5 mm (4.9 × 3.9 × 3 in.)
Weight
Approx. 445 g (15.7 oz) with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 395 g/14 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 measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and
Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
• All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.
• The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in the manual are
for expository purposes only.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and 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.
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❚❚ MH-24 Battery Charger
AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A maximum
DC 8.4 V/0.9 A
Nikon EN-EL14a rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes 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. 70 × 26 × 97 mm (2.8 × 1.0 × 3.8 in.),
excluding plug adapter
Weight
Approx. 96 g (3.4 oz), excluding plug adapter
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
The symbols on this product represent the following:
m AC, p DC, q Class II equipment (The construction of the product is double-insulated.)
❚❚ EN-EL14a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Type
Rated capacity
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
7.2 V/1230 mAh
0°C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Approx. 38 × 53 × 14 mm (1.5 × 2.1 × 0.6 in.)
Approx. 49 g (1.7 oz), excluding terminal cover
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❚❚ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR
18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G Lenses
Type
Focal length
Maximum aperture
Lens construction
Angle of view
Focal length scale
Distance information
Zoom
Focusing
Type G AF-P DX lens with built-in CPU and F mount
18–55 mm
f/3.5–5.6
12 elements in 9 groups (2 aspherical lens
elements)
76° – 28° 50´
Graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 45, 55)
Output to camera
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Autofocus controlled by stepping motor; separate
focus ring for manual focus
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Vibration reduction
(AF-P DX NIKKOR
18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G
VR only)
Minimum focus distance 0.25 m (0.9 ft) from focal plane at all zoom
positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 18 mm focal length: f/3.5–22
• 55 mm focal length: f/5.6–38
The minimum aperture displayed may vary
depending on the size of the exposure increment
selected with the camera.
Metering
Full aperture
Filter-attachment size 55 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 64.5 mm maximum diameter × 62.5 mm
(distance from camera lens mount flange when
lens is retracted)
Weight
• AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR: Approx.
205 g (7.3 oz)
• AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G: Approx. 195 g
(6.9 oz)
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A AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR, AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G
The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is the
AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR. AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm
f/3.5–5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G feature
retractable lens barrels.
1 Lens cap
6 Lens mounting mark ....................15
2 Lens hood mounting mark
7 CPU contacts
3 Retractable lens barrel button... 16 8 Focus ring
4 Focal length scale
5 Focal length mark
9 Zoom ring........................................29
10 Rear lens cap
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❚❚ AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR
70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED Lenses
Type
Focal length
Maximum aperture
Lens construction
Angle of view
Focal length scale
Distance information
Zoom
Focusing
Vibration reduction
(AF-P DX NIKKOR
70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G
ED VR only)
Minimum focus distance
Diaphragm blades
Diaphragm
Aperture range
Metering
Filter-attachment size
Dimensions
Weight
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Type G AF-P DX lens with built-in CPU and F mount
70–300 mm
f/4.5–6.3
14 elements in 10 groups (including 1 ED lens
element)
22° 50´ – 5° 20´
Graduated in millimeters (70, 100, 135, 200, 300)
Output to camera
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Autofocus controlled by stepping motor; separate
focus ring for manual focus
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
1.1 m (3.7 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Fully automatic
• 70 mm focal length: f/4.5–22
• 300 mm focal length: f/6.3–32
The minimum aperture displayed may vary
depending on the size of the exposure increment
selected with the camera.
Full aperture
58 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 72 mm maximum diameter × 125 mm
(distance from camera lens mount flange)
• AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR: Approx.
415 g (14.7 oz)
• AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED: Approx.
400 g (14.2 oz)
A AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR, AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm
f/4.5–6.3G ED
1 Lens cap
6 Focal length mark
2 Lens hood mounting mark
7 Lens mounting mark ....................15
3 Focus ring
8 CPU contacts
4 Zoom ring ....................................... 29 9 Rear lens cap
5 Focal length scale
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❚❚ AF-S DX NIKKOR 55–200mm f/4–5.6G ED VR II Lens
Type
Focal length
Maximum aperture
Lens construction
Angle of view
Focal length scale
Distance information
Zoom
Focusing
Vibration reduction
Minimum focus distance
Diaphragm blades
Diaphragm
Aperture range
Metering
Filter-attachment size
Dimensions
Weight
Type G AF-S DX lens with built-in CPU and F
mount
55–200 mm
f/4–5.6
13 elements in 9 groups (including 1 ED lens
element)
28° 50 ´ – 8°
Graduated in millimeters (55, 70, 85, 105, 135,
200)
Output to camera
Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with
autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and
separate focus ring for manual focus
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
1.1 m (3.7 ft) from focal plane at all zoom
positions
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Fully automatic
• 55 mm focal length: f/4–22
• 200 mm focal length: f/5.6–32
Full aperture
52 mm (P = 0.75 mm)
Approx. 70.5 mm maximum diameter × 83 mm
(distance from camera lens mount flange when
lens is retracted)
Approx. 300 g (10.6 oz)
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and 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.
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A AF-S DX NIKKOR 55–200mm f/4–5.6G ED VR II
The AF-S DX NIKKOR 55–200mm f/4–5.6G ED VR II features a
retractable lens barrel.
1 Lens cap
2 Lens hood mounting mark
3 Focus ring
8 Lens mounting mark ....................15
9 CPU contacts
10 A-M mode switch
4 Zoom ring ....................................... 29 11 Vibration reduction
ON/OFF switch
5 Retractable lens barrel button... 16
6 Focal length scale
12 Rear lens cap
7 Focal length mark
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A Trademark Information
IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc., in the
United States and/or other countries and is used under license.
Windows is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, OS X,
Apple®, App Store®, the Apple logos, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®
are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and/or other
countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. The Android robot is
reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and
used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0
Attribution License. PictBridge logo is a trademark. The SD, SDHC, and
SDXC logos are trademarks of the SD-3C, LLC. HDMI, the HDMI logo
and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned
by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation
is under license.
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.
Use of the Made for Apple badge means that an accessory has been
designed to connect specifically to the Apple products identified in
the badge, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of
this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards.
Please note that the use of this accessory with an Apple product may
affect wireless performance.
A Conformity Marking
The standards with which the camera complies can be viewed using
the Conformity marking option in the setup menu (0 71).
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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 © 2016 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights
reserved.
A Certificates
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Battery Life
The movie footage or number of shots 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-EL14a (1230 mAh)
batteries are given below.
• Photographs, single-frame release mode (CIPA standard 1):
Approximately 1200 shots
• Movies: Approximately 60 minutes at 1080/60p 2
1 Measured at 23 °C/73.4 °F (±2 °C/3.6 °F) with an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR
lens under the following test conditions: lens cycled from infinity to minimum range and one
photograph taken at default settings once every 30 s; after photograph is taken, monitor is
turned on for 4 s; tester waits for standby timer to expire after monitor is turned off; flash fired
at full power once every other shot. Live view not used.
2 Measured at 23°C/73.4°F (±2°C/3.6°F) with the camera at default settings and an AF-P DX
NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens under conditions specified by the Camera and Imaging
Products Association (CIPA). Individual movies can be up to 20 minutes in length or 4 GB in size;
recording may end before these limits are reached if the camera temperature rises.
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The following can reduce battery life:
• Using the monitor
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using camera Bluetooth features
• Using the camera with optional accessories connected
• Using VR (vibration reduction) mode with VR lenses
• Repeatedly zooming in and out with an AF-P lens.
To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL14a 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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for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without
written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION.
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• Read this manual thoroughly before using the camera.
• To ensure proper use of the camera, be sure to read
“For Your Safety” (page xi).
• After reading this manual, keep it in a readily accessible
place for future reference.
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