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Nikon D850 Menu Guide
DIGITAL CAMERA
Menu Guide
This manual details menu options and provides
information on accessories and connecting the camera to
other devices.
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Table of Contents
Menu Guide
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Defaults .......................................................................................... 9
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images............................ 19
Delete ............................................................................................. 20
Playback Folder........................................................................... 20
Hide Image ................................................................................... 21
Playback Display Options........................................................ 22
Copy Image(s).............................................................................. 23
Image Review .............................................................................. 27
After Delete .................................................................................. 27
After Burst, Show........................................................................ 28
Auto Image Rotation................................................................. 28
Rotate Tall ..................................................................................... 29
Slide Show .................................................................................... 29
Select to Send to Smart Device............................................. 31
C The Photo Shooting Menu: Shooting Options ................ 32
Photo Shooting Menu Bank ................................................... 33
Extended Photo Menu Banks ................................................ 35
Storage Folder............................................................................. 35
File Naming .................................................................................. 38
Primary Slot Selection .............................................................. 39
Secondary Slot Function ......................................................... 39
Flash Control................................................................................ 40
Image Area ................................................................................... 45
Image Quality .............................................................................. 46
Image Size..................................................................................... 47
NEF (RAW) Recording ............................................................... 48
ISO Sensitivity Settings ............................................................ 49
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White Balance .............................................................................
Set Picture Control ....................................................................
Manage Picture Control ..........................................................
Color Space..................................................................................
Active D-Lighting.......................................................................
Long Exposure NR
(Long Exposure Noise Reduction)...................................
High ISO NR .................................................................................
Vignette Control ........................................................................
Auto Distortion Control...........................................................
Flicker Reduction .......................................................................
Auto Bracketing Set ..................................................................
Multiple Exposure .....................................................................
HDR (High Dynamic Range)...................................................
Interval Timer Shooting ..........................................................
Focus Shift Shooting ................................................................
Silent Live View Photography...............................................
1 The Movie Shooting Menu: Movie Shooting Options ....
Reset Movie Shooting Menu .................................................
File Naming..................................................................................
Destination ..................................................................................
Image Area...................................................................................
Frame Size/Frame Rate............................................................
Movie Quality..............................................................................
Movie File Type ..........................................................................
ISO Sensitivity Settings............................................................
White Balance .............................................................................
Set Picture Control ....................................................................
Manage Picture Control ..........................................................
Active D-Lighting.......................................................................
High ISO NR .................................................................................
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Flicker Reduction........................................................................ 87
Microphone Sensitivity ............................................................ 88
Attenuator .................................................................................... 88
Frequency Response................................................................. 89
Wind Noise Reduction.............................................................. 89
Electronic VR ................................................................................ 89
Time-Lapse Movie...................................................................... 90
A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings.............. 99
Custom Settings Bank ........................................................... 103
a: Autofocus.................................................................................... 105
a1: AF-C Priority Selection.................................................... 105
a2: AF-S Priority Selection .................................................... 106
a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On....................................... 107
a4: 3D-Tracking Face-Detection ........................................ 108
a5: 3D-Tracking Watch Area................................................ 108
a6: Number of Focus Points ................................................ 108
a7: Store by Orientation........................................................ 109
a8: AF Activation...................................................................... 110
a9: Limit AF-Area Mode Selection..................................... 111
a10: Autofocus Mode Restrictions .................................... 111
a11: Focus Point Wrap-Around .......................................... 112
a12: Focus Point Options...................................................... 113
a13: Manual Focus Ring in AF Mode ................................ 114
b: Metering/Exposure ................................................................. 115
b1: ISO Sensitivity Step Value ............................................. 115
b2: EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl.......................................... 115
b3: Exp./Flash Comp. Step Value....................................... 115
b4: Easy Exposure Compensation..................................... 116
b5: Matrix Metering................................................................ 117
b6: Center-Weighted Area ................................................... 117
b7: Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure....................................... 117
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c: Timers/AE Lock ..........................................................................118
c1: Shutter-Release Button AE-L......................................... 118
c2: Standby Timer.................................................................... 118
c3: Self-Timer............................................................................. 119
c4: Monitor off Delay .............................................................. 119
d: Shooting/Display......................................................................120
d1: CL Mode Shooting Speed.............................................. 120
d2: Max. Continuous Release .............................................. 120
d3: ISO Display.......................................................................... 120
d4: Sync. Release Mode Options ........................................ 121
d5: Exposure Delay Mode..................................................... 121
d6: Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter................................. 121
d7: File Number Sequence ................................................... 122
d8: Peaking Highlight Color................................................. 123
d9: Viewfinder Grid Display ................................................. 123
d10: LCD Illumination ............................................................ 124
d11: Live View in Continuous Mode ................................. 125
d12: Optical VR ......................................................................... 125
e: Bracketing/Flash .......................................................................126
e1: Flash Sync Speed .............................................................. 126
e2: Flash Shutter Speed......................................................... 127
e3: Exposure Comp. for Flash.............................................. 127
e4: Auto M ISO Sensitivity Control...................................... 128
e5: Modeling Flash .................................................................. 128
e6: Auto Bracketing (Mode M) ............................................ 129
e7: Bracketing Order............................................................... 129
f: Controls.........................................................................................130
f1: Custom Control Assignment ......................................... 130
f2: Multi Selector Center Button......................................... 142
f3: Shutter Spd & Aperture Lock......................................... 144
f4: Customize Command Dials............................................ 144
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f5: Multi Selector...................................................................... 147
f6: Release Button to Use Dial............................................. 147
f7: Reverse Indicators............................................................. 148
f8: Live View Button Options............................................... 148
f9: D Switch............................................................................... 148
f10: Assign MB-D18 Buttons................................................ 149
g: Movie............................................................................................ 152
g1: Custom Control Assignment ....................................... 152
g2: Highlight Brightness....................................................... 156
B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup........................................ 157
Format Memory Card ............................................................ 158
Language ................................................................................... 158
Time Zone and Date............................................................... 159
Monitor Brightness................................................................. 160
Monitor Color Balance........................................................... 161
Virtual Horizon ......................................................................... 162
Information Display................................................................ 163
AF Fine-Tune............................................................................. 164
Non-CPU Lens Data ................................................................ 169
Clean Image Sensor................................................................ 169
Lock Mirror up for Cleaning................................................. 170
Image Dust Off Ref Photo .................................................... 173
Image Comment ..................................................................... 175
Copyright Information .......................................................... 176
Beep Options ............................................................................ 177
Touch Controls......................................................................... 178
HDMI............................................................................................ 178
Location Data ........................................................................... 179
Wireless Remote (WR) Options .......................................... 180
Assign Remote (WR) Fn Button.......................................... 181
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Airplane Mode .......................................................................... 181
Connect to Smart Device...................................................... 182
Send to Smart Device (Auto) ............................................... 183
Wi-Fi.............................................................................................. 183
Bluetooth.................................................................................... 184
Network....................................................................................... 184
Eye-Fi Upload ............................................................................ 185
Conformity Marking ............................................................... 186
MB-D18 Battery Type ............................................................. 187
Battery Order............................................................................. 188
Battery Info ................................................................................ 189
Slot Empty Release Lock ....................................................... 190
Save/Load Settings ................................................................. 191
Reset All Settings ..................................................................... 193
Firmware Version..................................................................... 193
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies .......... 194
NEF (RAW) Processing............................................................ 197
Trim............................................................................................... 201
Resize ........................................................................................... 202
D-Lighting .................................................................................. 204
Red-Eye Correction ................................................................. 205
Straighten................................................................................... 205
Distortion Control.................................................................... 206
Perspective Control ................................................................ 207
Filter Effects ............................................................................... 208
Monochrome ............................................................................ 208
Image Overlay........................................................................... 209
Trim Movie ................................................................................. 212
Side-by-Side Comparison..................................................... 212
O My Menu/m Recent Settings ............................................. 214
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Optional Flash Units
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Flash Control Options............................................................. 219
Camera-Mounted Flash Units...................................................... 219
Remote Flash Photography.......................................................... 219
Optical AWL .............................................................................. 221
SB-5000/SB-500 ................................................................................ 221
Radio AWL................................................................................. 230
Establishing a Wireless Connection........................................... 230
Adjusting Flash Settings ................................................................ 234
Adding a Shoe-Mounted Flash Unit.......................................... 240
Flash Compensation ............................................................... 241
Optical/Radio AWL .................................................................. 242
Viewing Flash Info ................................................................... 243
Technical Notes
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Exposure Program................................................................... 246
Connections.............................................................................. 247
Installing ViewNX-i........................................................................... 247
Copying Pictures to the Computer............................................ 248
Ethernet and Wireless Networks................................................. 251
Printing Photographs ..................................................................... 253
Viewing Photographs on TV......................................................... 256
Other Accessories .................................................................... 260
Buffer Capacity.................................................................................. 269
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter .................... 271
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Menu Guide
Defaults
The default settings for the options in the camera menus are
listed below.
❚❚ Playback Menu Defaults
Option
Playback folder (0 20)
Image review (0 27)
After delete (0 27)
After burst, show (0 28)
Auto image rotation (0 28)
Rotate tall (0 29)
Slide show (0 29)
Image type
Frame interval
Default
All
Off
Show next
Last image in burst
On
On
Still images and movies
2s
❚❚ Photo Shooting Menu Defaults
Option
Extended photo menu banks (0 35)
Storage folder (0 35)
Rename
Select folder by number
File naming (0 38)
Primary slot selection (0 39)
Secondary slot function (0 39)
Default
Off
ND850
100
DSC
XQD card slot
Overflow
Menu Guide
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Option
Flash control (0 40)
Flash control mode
Wireless flash options
Remote flash control
Image area (0 45)
Choose image area
Auto DX crop
Viewfinder mask display
Image quality (0 46)
Image size (0 47)
JPEG/TIFF
NEF (RAW)
NEF (RAW) recording (0 48)
NEF (RAW) compression
NEF (RAW) bit depth
ISO sensitivity settings (0 49)
ISO sensitivity
Auto ISO sensitivity control
White balance (0 50)
Fine-tuning
Choose color temp.
Preset manual
Set Picture Control (0 52)
Color space (0 56)
Active D-Lighting (0 56)
Long exposure NR (0 57)
High ISO NR (0 57)
Vignette control (0 58)
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Default
TTL
Off
Group flash
FX (36×24)
On
Off
JPEG normal
Large
Large
Lossless compressed
14-bit
100
Off
Auto > AUTO0 Keep white (reduce
warm colors)
A-B: 0, G-M: 0
5000 K
d-1
Auto
sRGB
Off
Off
Normal
Normal
Option
Default
Auto distortion control (0 59)
Off
Flicker reduction (0 60)
Flicker reduction setting
Disable
Flicker reduction indicator
On
Auto bracketing set (0 61)
AE & flash bracketing
Multiple exposure (0 62) *
Multiple exposure mode
Off
Number of shots
2
Overlay mode
Average
Keep all exposures
On
HDR (high dynamic range) (0 69)
HDR mode
Off
Exposure differential
Auto
Smoothing
Normal
Interval timer shooting (0 70)
Off
Choose start day/time
Now
Interval
1 minute
Intervals×shots/interval
0001×1
Exposure smoothing
Off
Silent photography
Off
Interval priority
Off
Focus shift shooting (0 80)
No. of shots
100
Focus step width
5
Interval until next shot
00
Exposure smoothing
Off
Silent photography
Off
Silent live view photography (0 81)
Off
* Photo shooting menu reset is not available while shooting is in progress.
Menu Guide 11
❚❚ Movie Shooting Menu Defaults
Option
File naming (0 83)
Destination (0 83)
Image area (0 83)
Choose image area
Auto DX crop
Frame size/frame rate (0 84)
Movie quality (0 85)
Movie file type (0 85)
ISO sensitivity settings (0 85)
Maximum sensitivity
Auto ISO control (mode M)
ISO sensitivity (mode M)
White balance (0 86)
Fine-tuning
Choose color temp.
Preset manual
Set Picture Control (0 86)
Active D-Lighting (0 86)
High ISO NR (0 87)
Flicker reduction (0 87)
Microphone sensitivity (0 88)
Attenuator (0 88)
Frequency response (0 89)
Wind noise reduction (0 89)
Electronic VR (0 89)
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Default
DSC
XQD card slot
FX
On
1920×1080; 60p
High quality
MOV
25600
Off
100
Same as photo settings
A-B: 0, G-M: 0
5000 K
d-1
Same as photo settings
Off
Normal
Auto
Auto sensitivity
Disable
Wide range
Off
Off
Option
Time-lapse movie (0 90)
Interval
Shooting time
Exposure smoothing
Silent photography
Image area
Choose image area
Auto DX crop
Frame size/frame rate
Interval priority
Default
Off
5s
25 minutes
On
Off
FX
On
1920×1080; 60p
Off
❚❚ Custom Settings Menu Defaults
Option
a1 AF-C priority selection (0 105)
a2 AF-S priority selection (0 106)
a3 Focus tracking with lock-on (0 107)
Blocked shot AF response
Subject motion
a4 3D-tracking face-detection (0 108)
a5 3D-tracking watch area (0 108)
a6 Number of focus points (0 108)
a7 Store by orientation (0 109)
a8 AF activation (0 110)
Out-of-focus release
a10 Autofocus mode restrictions (0 111)
a11 Focus point wrap-around (0 112)
a12 Focus point options (0 113)
Focus point illumination
Manual focus mode
Dynamic-area AF assist
a13 Manual focus ring in AF mode (0 114)
Default
Release
Focus
3
(Normal)
Off
Normal
55 points
Off
Shutter/AF-ON
Enable
No restrictions
No wrap
Auto
On
On
Enable
Menu Guide 13
b1
b2
b3
b4
b5
b6
b7
c1
c2
c3
c4
d1
d2
d3
d4
d5
Option
ISO sensitivity step value (0 115)
EV steps for exposure cntrl (0 115)
Exp./flash comp. step value (0 115)
Easy exposure compensation (0 116)
Matrix metering (0 117)
Center-weighted area (0 117)
Fine-tune optimal exposure (0 117)
Matrix metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Highlight-weighted metering
Shutter-release button AE-L (0 118)
Standby timer (0 118)
Self-timer (0 119)
Self-timer delay
Number of shots
Interval between shots
Monitor off delay (0 119)
Playback
Menus
Information display
Image review
Live view
CL mode shooting speed (0 120)
Max. continuous release (0 120)
ISO display (0 120)
Sync. release mode options (0 121)
Exposure delay mode (0 121)
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Default
1/3 step
1/3 step
1/3 step
Off
Face detection on
ø 12 mm
0
0
0
0
Off
6s
10 s
1
0.5 s
10 s
1 min
10 s
4s
10 min
5 fps
200
Show frame count
Sync
Off
d6
d7
d8
d9
d10
d11
d12
e1
e2
e3
e4
e5
e6
e7
f1
Option
Electronic front-curtain shutter (0 121)
File number sequence (0 122)
Peaking highlight color (0 123)
Viewfinder grid display (0 123)
LCD illumination (0 124)
Live view in continuous mode (0 125)
Optical VR (0 125)
Flash sync speed (0 126)
Flash shutter speed (0 127)
Exposure comp. for flash (0 127)
Auto M ISO sensitivity control (0 128)
Modeling flash (0 128)
Auto bracketing (mode M) (0 129)
Bracketing order (0 129)
Custom control assignment (0 130)
Preview button
Preview button + y
Fn1 button
Fn1 button + y
Fn2 button
AF-ON button
Sub-selector
Sub-selector center
Sub-selector center + y
BKT button + y
Movie record button + y
Lens focus function buttons
Default
Disable
On
Red
Off
Off
On
On
1/250 s
1/60 s
Entire frame
Subject and background
On
Flash/speed
MTR > under > over
Preview
None
None
Choose image area
Rating
AF-ON
Focus point selection
AE/AF lock
None
Auto bracketing
None
AF lock only
Menu Guide 15
Option
f2 Multi selector center button (0 142)
Shooting mode
Playback mode
Zoom on/off
Live view
f3 Shutter spd & aperture lock (0 144)
Shutter speed lock
Aperture lock
f4 Customize command dials (0 144)
Reverse rotation
Change main/sub
f5
f6
f7
f8
f9
f10
Aperture setting
Menus and playback
Sub-dial frame advance
Multi selector (0 147)
Release button to use dial (0 147)
Reverse indicators (0 148)
Live view button options (0 148)
D switch (0 148)
Assign MB-D18 buttons (0 149)
Fn button
Fn button + y
AF-ON button
Multi selector
Photo info/playback
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Default
Select center focus point
Zoom on/off
Low magnification (50%)
Select center focus point
Off
Off
Exposure compensation: U
Shutter speed/aperture: U
Exposure setting: Off
Autofocus setting: Off
Sub-command dial
Off
10 frames
Do nothing
No
Enable
LCD backlight (D)
AE lock (Reset on release)
None
Same as camera AF-ON button
Same as camera multi selector
Info D/Playback C
Option
g1 Custom control assignment (0 152)
Preview button
Preview button + y
Fn1 button
Fn1 button + y
Fn2 button
Sub-selector center
Sub-selector center + y
Shutter-release button
g2 Highlight brightness (0 156)
Default
Index marking
None
Index marking
None
None
AE/AF lock
None
Take photos
248
❚❚ Setup Menu Defaults
Option
Time zone and date (0 159)
Sync with smart device
Daylight saving time
Monitor brightness (0 160)
Menus/playback
Live view
Monitor color balance (0 161)
Information display (0 163)
AF fine-tune (0 164)
AF fine-tune (On/Off)
Clean image sensor (0 169)
Clean at startup/shutdown
Beep options (0 177)
Beep on/off
Volume
Pitch
Default
Off
Off
0
0
A-B: 0, G-M: 0
Auto
Off
Clean at startup & shutdown
Off
2
Low
Menu Guide 17
Option
Touch controls (0 178)
Enable/disable touch controls
Full-frame playback flicks
HDMI (0 178)
Output resolution
External recording control
Advanced
Output range
Output display size
Live view on-screen display
Dual monitor
Location data (0 179)
Download from smart device
External GPS device options
Standby timer
Set clock from satellite
Wireless remote (WR) options (0 180)
LED lamp
Link mode
Assign remote (WR) Fn button (0 181)
Airplane mode (0 181)
Send to smart device (auto) (0 183)
Bluetooth (0 184)
Network connection
Send while off
Eye-Fi upload (0 185)
MB-D18 battery type (0 187)
Battery order (0 188)
Slot empty release lock (0 190)
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Default
Enable
Left V Right
Auto
Off
Auto
100%
On
On
No
Enable
Yes
On
Pairing
None
Disable
Off
Disable
On
Enable
LR6 (AA alkaline)
Use MB-D18 batteries first
Enable release
D The Playback Menu: Managing Images
To display the playback menu, press G and select the
K (playback menu) tab.
G button
Option
Delete
Playback folder
Hide image
Playback display options
Copy image(s)
Image review
0
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20
21
22
23
27
Option
After delete
After burst, show
Auto image rotation
Rotate tall
Slide show
Select to send to smart device
0
27
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28
29
29
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A See Also
For menu defaults, see “Playback Menu Defaults” (0 9).
Menu Guide 19
Delete
G button ➜ D playback menu
Delete multiple images.
Option
Description
Q Selected Delete selected pictures.
R All
Delete all pictures in the folder
currently selected for playback.
If two cards are inserted, you
can select the card from which
pictures will be deleted.
Playback Folder
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose a folder for playback.
Option
Description
Pictures in all folders created with the D850 will be visible
during playback. Folders can be renamed using the
(Folder name)
Storage folder > Rename option in the photo shooting
menu.
All
Pictures in all folders will be visible during playback.
Only pictures in the current folder will be visible during
Current
playback.
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Hide Image
G button ➜ D playback menu
Hide or reveal selected pictures as described below. Hidden
pictures are visible only in the Hide image menu and can only
be deleted by formatting the memory card.
D Protected and Hidden Images
Revealing a protected image will also remove protection from the
image.
1 Choose Select/set.
Highlight Select/set and press 2 (to
skip the remaining steps and reveal all
pictures, highlight Deselect all and
press J).
2 Select pictures.
Use the multi selector to scroll
through the pictures on the memory
card (to view the highlighted picture
full screen, press and hold the X
button) and press the center of the
multi selector to select the current
picture. Selected pictures are marked by a R icon; to deselect
a picture, highlight it and press the center of the multi
selector again. Continue until all the desired pictures have
been selected.
Menu Guide 21
3 Press J.
Press J to complete the operation.
J button
Playback Display Options
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose the information available in the playback photo
information display. Press 1 or 3 to highlight an option, then
press 2 to select the option for the photo information display. A
L appears next to selected items; to deselect, highlight an item
and press 2. To return to the playback menu, press J.
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Copy Image(s)
G button ➜ D playback menu
Copy pictures from one memory card to another. This option is
only available when two memory cards are inserted in the
camera.
Option
Select source
Select image(s)
Select destination folder
Copy image(s)?
Description
Choose card from which pictures will be copied.
Select pictures to be copied.
Select destination folder on remaining card.
Copy selected pictures to specified destination.
1 Choose Select source.
Highlight Select source and press 2.
2 Select the source card.
Highlight the slot for the card
containing the images to be copied
and press J.
Menu Guide 23
3 Choose Select image(s).
Highlight Select image(s) and press
2.
4 Select the source folder.
Highlight the folder containing the
images to be copied and press 2.
5 Make the initial selection.
Before going on to select or deselect
individual images, you can mark all or
all protected images in the folder for
copying by choosing Select all
images or Select protected images.
To mark only individually selected
images for copying, choose Deselect all before proceeding.
6 Select additional images.
Highlight pictures and press the
center of the multi selector to select or
deselect (to view the highlighted
picture full screen, press and hold the
X button). Selected images are
marked with a L. Press J to proceed
to Step 7 when your selection is complete.
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7 Choose Select destination folder.
Highlight Select destination folder
and press 2.
8 Select a destination folder.
To enter a folder number, choose
Select folder by number, enter the
number (0 36), and press J. If the
folder with the selected number does
not already exist, a new folder will be
created.
To choose from a list of existing
folders, choose Select folder from
list, highlight a folder, and press J.
9 Copy the images.
Highlight Copy image(s)? and press
J.
A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; highlight Yes and press J.
Press J again to exit when copying is
complete.
Menu Guide 25
D Copying Images
Images will not be copied if there is insufficient space on the
destination card. Be sure the battery is fully charged before copying
movies.
If the destination folder contains an image
with the same name as one of the images to
be copied, a confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Select Replace existing image to
replace the image with the image to be
copied, or select Replace all to replace all
existing images with the same names
without further prompting. To continue without replacing the image,
select Skip, or select Cancel to exit without copying any further
images. Hidden or protected files in the destination folder will not be
replaced.
Protect status and ratings are copied with the images. Hidden images
cannot be copied.
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Image Review
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose whether pictures are automatically displayed in the
monitor immediately after shooting. If Off is selected, pictures
can only be displayed by pressing the K button.
After Delete
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose the picture displayed after an image is deleted.
Option
S
T
U
Description
Display following picture. If deleted picture was last
Show next
frame, previous picture will be displayed.
Show
Display previous picture. If deleted picture was first
previous
frame, following picture will be displayed.
If user was scrolling through pictures in order
recorded, following picture will be displayed as
Continue as
described for Show next. If user was scrolling through
before
pictures in reverse order, previous picture will be
displayed as described for Show previous.
Menu Guide 27
After Burst, Show
G button ➜ D playback menu
Choose whether the photo displayed immediately after a burst
of shots is taken in continuous release mode is the first or last
shot in the burst. This option takes effect only when Image
review (0 27) is off.
Most recent shot (burst)
DSC_0001.jpg
DSC_0002.jpg
DSC_0003.jpg
DSC_0004.jpg DSC_0014.jpg
Displayed if First image in
burst is selected
DSC_0015.jpg
Displayed if Last image in
burst is selected
Auto Image Rotation
G button ➜ D playback menu
Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on
camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX-i or in Capture NX-D.
The following orientations are recorded:
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counter-clockwise
Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. Choose
this option when panning or taking photographs with the lens
pointing up or down.
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Rotate Tall
G button ➜ D playback menu
If On is selected, “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures taken with
On selected for Auto image rotation will be automatically
rotated for display in the monitor. Pictures taken with Off
selected for Auto image rotation will be displayed in “wide”
(landscape orientation). Note that because the camera itself is
already in the appropriate orientation during shooting, images
are not rotated automatically during image review.
Slide Show
G button ➜ D playback menu
View a slide show of the pictures in the current playback folder
(0 20). Hidden images (0 21) are not displayed.
Option
Start
Description
Start slide show.
Choose type of image displayed from Still images and
Image type
movies, Still images only, and Movies only.
Frame interval Choose how long each picture will be displayed.
Menu Guide 29
To start the slide show, highlight Start
and press J. The following operations
can be performed while the slide show is
in progress:
To
Skip back/skip ahead
View additional photo
info
Pause
Adjust volume
Exit to playback menu
Exit to playback mode
Exit to shooting mode
Description
Press 4 to return to previous frame, 2 to skip to
next frame.
Press 1 or 3 to change or hide photo info
displayed (still images only).
Press J to pause the slide show. To restart,
highlight Restart and press J.
Press X during movie playback to increase volume,
W (M) to decrease.
Press G to end the slide show and return to the
playback menu.
Press K to end the slide show and exit to playback
mode.
Press shutter-release button halfway to return to
shooting mode.
A dialog is displayed when the show
ends. Select Restart to restart or Exit to
return to the playback menu.
30 Menu Guide
Select to Send to Smart Device
G button ➜ D playback menu
Select photos for upload to the smart device. Movies cannot be
selected for upload; photos are uploaded at a size of
2 megapixels.
Option
Description
Select image(s) Mark pictures for upload to the smart device.
Deselect all Remove the upload markings from all pictures.
Menu Guide 31
C The Photo Shooting Menu: Shooting Options
To display the photo shooting menu, press G and select the
C (photo shooting menu) tab.
G button
Option
Photo shooting menu bank
Extended photo menu banks
Storage folder
File naming
Primary slot selection
Secondary slot function
Flash control
Image area
Image quality
Image size
NEF (RAW) recording
ISO sensitivity settings
White balance
Set Picture Control
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40
45
46
47
48
49
50
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Option
Manage Picture Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
High ISO NR
Vignette control
Auto distortion control
Flicker reduction
Auto bracketing set
Multiple exposure
HDR (high dynamic range)
Interval timer shooting
Focus shift shooting
Silent live view photography
A See Also
For menu defaults, see “Photo Shooting Menu Defaults” (0 9).
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58
59
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70
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Photo Shooting Menu Bank
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Photo shooting menu options are stored in one of four banks.
With the exceptions of Extended photo menu banks, Multiple
exposure, Interval timer shooting, and Focus shift shooting,
changes to settings in one bank have no effect on the others. To
store a particular combination of frequently-used settings, select
one of the four banks and set the camera to these settings. The
new settings will be stored in the bank even when the camera is
turned off, and will be restored the next time the bank is
selected. Different combinations of settings can be stored in the
other banks, allowing the user to switch instantly from one
combination to another by selecting the appropriate bank from
the bank menu.
The default names for the four photo shooting menu banks are
A, B, C, and D. A descriptive caption up to 20 characters long can
be added as described in “Text Entry” (0 38) by highlighting the
menu bank and pressing 2.
Menu Guide 33
❚❚ Restoring Default Settings
To restore default settings, highlight a
bank in the Photo shooting menu bank
menu and press O (Q). A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; highlight Yes
and press J to restore default settings
for the selected bank. Default settings
O (Q) button
are listed in “Photo Shooting Menu
Defaults” (0 9).
A Photo Shooting Menu Bank
The control panel and information displays
show the current photo shooting menu
bank.
A See Also
Exposure and flash modes, shutter speed, and aperture can be
included in photo shooting menu banks using the Extended photo
menu banks option in the photo shooting menu (0 35). For
information on using the controls on the camera body to select the
photo shooting menu bank, see A > Custom Setting f1 (Custom
control assignment, 0 130).
34 Menu Guide
Extended Photo Menu Banks
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Select On to include exposure and flash modes, shutter speed
(modes S and M only), and aperture (modes A and M only) in the
information recorded in each of the four photo shooting menu
banks, to be recalled whenever the bank is selected. Selecting
Off restores the values in effect before On was selected.
Storage Folder
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Rename folders and select the folder in which subsequent
images will be stored.
Folder
Folder number
Folder name
❚❚ Rename
Folders are identified by a 5-character folder name preceded by
a 3-digit folder number assigned automatically by the camera.
The default folder name is “ND850”; to change the name
assigned to new folders, select Rename and rename the folder
as described in “Text Entry” (0 38). If desired, the default name
can be restored by pressing and holding the O (Q) button while
the keyboard is displayed. Existing folders cannot be renamed.
Menu Guide 35
❚❚ Select Folder by Number
To select folders by number or create a new folder with the
current folder name and a new folder number:
1 Choose Select folder by number.
Highlight Select folder by number
and press 2. A dialog will be
displayed, with the current primary
slot underlined.
2 Choose a folder number.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight a digit, press 1 or 3 to change. If a
folder with the selected number already exists, a W, X, or Y
icon will be displayed to the left of the folder number:
• W: Folder is empty.
• X: Folder is partially full.
• Y: Folder contains 5000 pictures or a picture numbered
9999. No further pictures can be stored in this folder.
The card on which the folder is stored is shown by the card
slot icon in the top right corner of the “select folder by
number” dialog. The card used for new folders depends on
the option currently selected for Secondary slot function
(0 39).
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J to complete the operation and return to the main
menu (to exit without changing the storage folder, press the
G button). If a folder with the specified number does not
already exist, a new folder will be created. Subsequent
photographs will be stored in the selected folder unless it is
already full.
36 Menu Guide
❚❚ Select Folder from List
To choose from a list of existing folders:
1 Choose Select folder from list.
Highlight Select folder from list and
press 2.
2 Highlight a folder.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight a folder.
3 Select the highlighted folder.
Press J to select the highlighted folder and return to the
main menu. Subsequent photographs will be stored in the
selected folder.
D Folder and File Numbers
Once the folder number has reached 999, no new folders will be
created, and consequently the shutter release will be disabled once
the file number reaches 9999 or the number of files in the folder
reaches 5000, or if you attempt to record a movie when the camera
calculates that the number of files needed for a movie of maximum
length would result in the creation of a file numbered higher than 9999
or the folder holding over 5000 files. To continue shooting, create a
folder with a number less than 999 or try changing the options
selected for Frame size/frame rate and Movie quality (0 84, 85).
A Startup Time
Additional time may be required for camera startup if the memory card
contains a very large number of files or folders.
Menu Guide 37
File Naming
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Photographs are saved using file names consisting of “DSC_” or,
in the case of images that use the Adobe RGB color space (0 56),
“_DSC”, followed by a four-digit number and a three-letter
extension (e.g., “DSC_0001.JPG”). The File naming option is
used to select three letters to replace the “DSC” portion of the
file name as described in “Text Entry” (0 38).
A Text Entry
A dialog is displayed when text entry is required. Tap the letters on the
touch-screen keyboard. You can also use the multi selector to highlight
the desired character in the keyboard area and press the center of the
multi selector to insert the highlighted character at the current cursor
position (note that if a character is entered when the field is full, the
last character in the field will be deleted). To delete the character under
the cursor, press the O (Q) button. To move the cursor to a new
position, tap the display or hold the W (M) button and press 4 or 2.
To complete entry and return to the previous menu, press J. To exit
without completing text entry, press G.
Text display area
Keyboard area
38 Menu Guide
A Extensions
The following extensions are used: “.NEF” for NEF (RAW) images, “.TIF”
for TIFF (RGB) images, “.JPG” for JPEG images, “.MOV” for MOV movies,
“.MP4” for MP4 movies, and “.NDF” for dust off reference data. In each
pair of photographs recorded at image-quality settings of NEF
(RAW)+JPEG, the NEF and JPEG images have the same file names but
different extensions.
Primary Slot Selection
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose the primary slot for shooting and playback. Select XQD
card slot to designate the card in the XQD card slot as the
primary card, SD card slot to choose the SD card.
Secondary Slot Function
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose the role played by the primary and secondary cards
when two memory cards are inserted in the camera.
Choose from Overflow (the secondary card is used only when
the primary card is full), Backup (each picture is recorded to
both the primary and secondary card), and RAW primary - JPEG
secondary (as for Backup, except that the NEF/RAW copies of
photos shot at settings of NEF/RAW + JPEG are recorded only to
the primary card and the JPEG copies only to the secondary
card).
Menu Guide 39
Flash Control
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose the flash control mode for
optional flash units mounted on the
camera accessory shoe and adjust
settings for off-camera flash
photography. For information on remote
flash photography using multiple flash
units, see “Optional Flash Units” (0 219).
❚❚ Flash Control Mode
When an SB-5000, SB-500, SB-400, or
SB-300 is mounted on the camera, the
flash control mode, flash level, and other
flash settings can be adjusted using the
Flash control > Flash control mode
item in the photo shooting menu (in the
case of the SB-5000, these settings can
also be adjusted using the controls on the flash unit). The
options available vary with the flash used, while the options
displayed under Flash control mode vary with the mode
selected. Settings for other flash units can only be adjusted
using flash unit controls.
40 Menu Guide
• TTL: i-TTL mode. In the cases of the SB-500, SB-400, and SB-300,
flash compensation can be adjusted using the W (M) button.
• Auto external flash: In this mode, output is adjusted automatically
according to the amount of light reflected by the subject; flash
compensation is also available. Auto external flash supports
“auto aperture” (qA) and “non-TTL auto” (A) modes; non-TTL
auto is selected automatically if a non-CPU lens is attached
without specifying the focal length and maximum aperture
using the Non-CPU lens data option in the setup menu
(0 169). See the flash unit manual for details.
• Distance-priority manual: Choose the distance to the subject; flash
output will be adjusted automatically. Flash compensation is
also available.
• Manual: Choose the flash level manually.
• Repeating flash: The flash fires repeatedly while the shutter is
open, producing a multiple-exposure effect. Choose the flash
level (Output), the maximum number of times the unit fires
(Times), and the number of times the flash fires per second
(Frequency, measured in Hertz). The options available for
Times vary depending on the options selected for Output and
Frequency; see the documentation provided with the flash
unit for details.
Menu Guide 41
❚❚ Wireless Flash Options
Adjust settings for simultaneous wireless
control of multiple remote flash units.
This option is available only when an
SB-5000 or SB-500 flash unit or a WR-R10
wireless remote controller is mounted on
the camera.
Option
Y
Y/Z
Z
Description
The remote flash units are controlled using lowintensity flashes emitted by the master flash.
Optical AWL
Available only with an SB-5000 or SB-500
mounted on the camera accessory shoe.
This option is for flash photography using both
optically- and radio-controlled flash units. Choose
Optical/
this option when using both a WR-R10 and an
radio AWL SB-500 mounted on the camera accessory shoe.
Remote flash control is automatically set to
Group flash (0 43).
The remote flash units are controlled by radio
signals emitted by a WR-R10 attached to the
Radio AWL
camera. Available only with the WR-R10 and
remote flash units that support radio AWL.
Off
Remote flash photography disabled.
A The WR-R10
A WR-A10 adapter is required when using the WR-R10. Be sure to
update the WR-R10 firmware to the latest version (version 3.0 or later);
for information on firmware updates, see the Nikon website for your
area.
42 Menu Guide
❚❚ Remote Flash Control
Choose from the following remote flash
photography options.
Option
Description
Choose a separate flash control mode and flash level for
each group of remote flash units. If Optical AWL or
Group flash Optical/radio AWL is selected for Wireless flash options
(0 42), you can choose the channel used by the master
flash to communicate with the remote flash units.
Choose for control of overall flash output. Use Quick
wireless control options to adjust the balance between
groups A and B and set the output for group C manually
Quick
wireless (the master flash does not fire). You can also adjust flash
compensation for groups A and B and, if Optical AWL or
control
Optical/radio AWL is selected for Wireless flash options
(0 42), choose the channel used by the master flash to
communicate with the remote flash units.
The flash units fire repeatedly while the shutter is open,
producing a multiple-exposure effect. Choose the flash
level (Output), the maximum number of times the flash
units fire (Times), the number of times the units fire per
Remote second (Frequency), and, if Optical AWL or Optical/radio
repeating AWL is selected for Wireless flash options (0 42), the
channel used by the master flash to communicate with the
remote flash units. Note that the number of times the flash
units fire in total may vary depending on the options
selected for Output and Frequency; see the
documentation provided with the flash unit for details.
Menu Guide 43
❚❚ Radio Remote Flash Info
View the flash units currently controlled
using radio AWL.
44 Menu Guide
Image Area
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose the image area and enable or disable the viewfinder
mask display.
❚❚ Choose Image Area
The camera offers a choice of the following image areas:
Option
c FX (36×24)
l 1.2× (30×20)
a DX (24×16)
b 5 : 4 (30×24)
m 1 : 1 (24×24)
Description
Images are recorded in FX format with an angle of
view equivalent to a NIKKOR lens on a 35 mm
format camera.
Selecting this option reduces the angle of view and
increases the apparent focal length of the lens by
approximately 1.2×.
Images are recorded in DX format. To calculate the
approximate focal length of the lens in 35 mm
format, multiply by 1.5.
Pictures are recorded with an aspect ratio of 5 : 4.
Pictures are recorded with an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.
❚❚ Auto DX Crop
If On is selected, photos taken using a DX lens will automatically
be recorded in DX format using the DX (24×16) image area.
❚❚ Viewfinder Mask Display
If On is selected, the area outside the 1.2× (30×20), DX (24×16),
5 : 4 (30×24), and 1 : 1 (24×24) crops will be shown in gray in
the viewfinder.
Menu Guide 45
Image Quality
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose a file format and compression ratio (image quality).
Option
File type
NEF (RAW)
NEF
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG fine★/
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG fine
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG normal★/
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG normal
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG basic★/
NEF (RAW)+
JPEG basic
JPEG fine★/
JPEG fine
JPEG normal★/
JPEG normal
JPEG basic★/
JPEG basic
TIFF (RGB)
46 Menu Guide
Description
RAW data from the image sensor are saved
without additional processing. Settings such as
white balance and contrast can be adjusted
after shooting.
Two images are recorded, one NEF (RAW)
image and one fine-quality JPEG image.
NEF/
JPEG
Two images are recorded, one NEF (RAW)
image and one normal-quality JPEG image.
Two images are recorded, one NEF (RAW)
image and one basic-quality JPEG image.
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
JPEG
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
Record uncompressed TIFF-RGB images at a bit
TIFF depth of 8 bits per channel (24-bit color). TIFF is
(RGB) supported by a wide variety of imaging
applications.
A JPEG Compression
Image quality options with a star (“★”) use compression intended to
ensure maximum quality; the size of the files varies with the scene.
Options without a star use a type of compression designed to produce
smaller files; files tend to be roughly the same size regardless of the
scene recorded.
Image Size
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose the size, in pixels, of photographs recorded with the
camera. Select JPEG/TIFF to choose the size of JPEG and TIFF
images, NEF (RAW) to choose the size of NEF (RAW) images.
Option
Size (pixels)
Print size (cm/in.) *
Large
8256 × 5504
69.9 × 46.6/27.5 × 18.3
FX (36×24;
Medium
6192 × 4128
52.4 × 35.0/20.6 × 13.8
FX format)
Small
4128 × 2752
35.0 × 23.3/13.8 × 9.2
Large
6880 × 4584
58.3 × 38.8/22.9 × 15.3
1.2× (30×20)
Medium
5152 × 3432
43.6 × 29.1/17.2 × 11.4
Small
3440 × 2288
29.1 × 19.4/11.5 × 7.6
Large
5408 × 3600
45.8 × 30.5/18.0 × 12.0
DX (24×16;
Medium
4048 × 2696
34.3 × 22.8/13.5 × 9.0
DX format)
Small
2704 × 1800
22.9 × 15.2/9.0 × 6.0
Large
6880 × 5504
58.3 × 46.6/22.9 × 18.3
5 : 4 (30×24)
Medium
5152 × 4120
43.6 × 34.9/17.2 × 13.7
Small
3440 × 2752
29.1 × 23.3/11.5 × 9.2
Large
5504 × 5504
46.6 × 46.6/18.3 × 18.3
1 : 1 (24×24)
Medium
4128 × 4128
35.0 × 35.0/13.8 × 13.8
Small
2752 × 2752
23.3 × 23.3/9.2 × 9.2
* Approximate size when printed at 300 dpi. Print size in inches equals image size in pixels
divided by printer resolution in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch = approximately 2.54 cm).
Image area
Menu Guide 47
NEF (RAW) Recording
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose a compression type and bit depth for NEF (RAW)
photographs.
❚❚ NEF (RAW) Compression
Option
N
O
Description
NEF images are compressed using a reversible
Lossless
algorithm, reducing file size by about 20–40% with
compressed
no effect on image quality.
NEF images are compressed using a non-reversible
Compressed algorithm, reducing file size by about 35–55% with
almost no effect on image quality.
Uncompressed NEF images are not compressed.
❚❚ NEF (RAW) Bit Depth
Option
q 12-bit
r 14-bit
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Description
NEF (RAW) images are recorded at a bit-depth of
12 bits.
NEF (RAW) images are recorded at a bit depth of
14 bits, producing files larger than those with a bit
depth of 12 bits but increasing the color data
recorded.
ISO Sensitivity Settings
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Adjust ISO sensitivity settings for photographs.
Option
Description
Adjust ISO sensitivity. Select from values between
ISO 64 and 25600. Settings of from about 0.3 to 1 EV
ISO sensitivity
below ISO 64 and 0.3 to 2 EV above ISO 25600 are
also available for special situations.
If On is selected, the camera will automatically adjust
ISO sensitivity when optimal exposure cannot be
achieved at the value selected for ISO sensitivity.
You can choose the maximum sensitivity to prevent
ISO sensitivity being raised too high and the shutter
Auto ISO sensitivity speed below which auto ISO sensitivity control will
control
kick in to prevent under exposure in modes P and A
(the minimum shutter speed; choose from values
between 1/4000 s and 30 s). The maximum ISO
sensitivity for photos taken using an optional flash
unit can be selected using Maximum sensitivity
with M.
Menu Guide 49
White Balance
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Match white balance to the light source.
Option
Description
v Auto
White balance is adjusted automatically
for optimal results with most light
sources. For best results, use type G, E or
D lens. If optional flash fires, results are
Keep warm lighting colors adjusted appropriately.
White balance is adjusted for natural
Natural light auto
light, producing colors closer to those
seen by the naked eye.
Incandescent
Use under incandescent lighting.
Keep white (reduce warm
colors)
Normal
D
J
I Fluorescent
Warm-white fluorescent
Use with:
• Sodium-vapor lighting (found in sports
venues).
• Warm-white fluorescent lights.
White fluorescent
• White fluorescent lights.
Cool-white fluorescent
• Cool-white fluorescent lights.
Day white fluorescent
• Daylight white fluorescent lights.
Sodium-vapor lamps
• Daylight fluorescent lights.
• High color temperature light sources
High temp. mercury-vapor
(e.g. mercury-vapor lamps).
Direct sunlight
Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
Daylight fluorescent
H
N Flash
G Cloudy
50 Menu Guide
Use with optional flash units.
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Option
M Shade
K Choose color temp.
L Preset manual
Description
Use in daylight with subjects in the
shade.
Choose color temperature from list of
values.
Use subject, light source, or existing
photograph as reference for white
balance.
Menu Guide 51
Set Picture Control
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose how new photos will be processed. Select according to
the type of scene or your creative intent.
Option
n Auto
Q Standard
R Neutral
S Vivid
T Monochrome
o Portrait
p Landscape
q Flat
52 Menu Guide
Description
The camera automatically adjusts hues and tones
based on the Standard Picture Control. The
complexions of portrait subjects will appear softer,
and such elements as the foliage and sky in
outdoor shots more vivid, than in pictures taken
with the Standard Picture Control.
Standard processing for balanced results.
Recommended for most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for
photographs that will later be processed or
retouched.
Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.
Choose for photographs that emphasize primary
colors.
Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for skin with natural texture and a
rounded feel.
Produces vibrant landscapes and cityscapes.
Details are preserved over a wide tone range, from
highlights to shadows. Choose for photographs
that will later be extensively processed or
retouched.
Manage Picture Control
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Create custom Picture Controls.
Option
Save/edit
Rename
Delete
Load/save
Description
Create a new custom Picture Control based on an existing
preset or custom Picture Control, or edit existing custom
Picture Controls (0 54).
Rename a selected Picture Control.
Delete a selected Picture Control.
Use the following options to copy custom Picture
Controls to and from memory cards (if two memory cards
are inserted, the card in the primary slot will be used;
0 39). Once copied to memory cards, Picture Controls
can be used with other cameras or compatible software.
• Copy to camera: Copy custom Picture Controls from the
memory card to custom Picture Controls C-1 through
C-9 on the camera and name them as desired.
• Delete from card: Delete selected custom Picture Controls
from the memory card.
• Copy to card: Copy a custom Picture Control (C-1 through
C-9) from the camera to a selected destination
(1 through 99) on the memory card.
Menu Guide 53
❚❚ Creating Custom Picture Controls
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified
and saved as custom Picture Controls.
1 Select Save/edit.
Highlight Save/edit and press 2.
2 Select a Picture Control.
Highlight an existing Picture Control
and press 2, or press J to proceed to
Step 4 to save a copy of the
highlighted Picture Control without
further modification.
3 Edit the selected Picture Control.
To abandon any changes and start
over from default settings, press the
O (Q) button. Press J when settings
are complete.
4 Select a destination.
Choose a destination for the custom
Picture Control (C-1 through C-9) and
press 2.
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5 Name the Picture Control.
A text-entry dialog will be displayed. By default, new Picture
Controls are named by adding a two-digit number (assigned
automatically) to the name of the existing Picture Control; to
choose a different name, rename the Picture Control as
described in “Text Entry” (0 38). Tap the keyboard selection
button to cycle through the upper-case, lower-case, and
symbol keyboards. Custom Picture Control names can be up
to nineteen characters long. Any characters after the
nineteenth will be deleted.
Name area
Keyboard area
Keyboard selection
A Custom Picture Control Options
The options available with custom Picture Controls are the same as
those on which the custom Picture Control was based.
A The Original Picture Control Icon
The original preset Picture Control on which
the custom Picture Control is based is
indicated by an icon in the top right corner
of the edit display.
Original
Picture Control icon
Menu Guide 55
Color Space
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
The color space determines the gamut of colors available for
color reproduction. sRGB is recommended for general-purpose
printing and display, Adobe RGB, with its broader gamut of
colors, for professional publication and commercial printing.
A Adobe RGB
For accurate color reproduction, Adobe RGB images require
applications, displays, and printers that support color management.
A Color Space
ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D automatically select the correct color
space when opening photographs created with this camera. Results
cannot be guaranteed with third-party software.
Active D-Lighting
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Preserve details in highlights and shadows, creating
photographs with natural contrast.
Option
Auto
Description
The camera automatically adjusts Active D-Lighting
according to shooting conditions.
Extra high/
High/Normal/ Choose the Active D-Lighting level.
Low
Off
Active D-Lighting off.
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Long Exposure NR (Long Exposure Noise Reduction)
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
If On is selected, photographs taken at
shutter speeds slower than 1 s will be
processed to reduce noise (bright spots
or fog). The time required for
processing roughly doubles; during
processing, “l m” will flash in the
shutter speed/aperture displays and
pictures cannot be taken (if the camera
is turned off before processing is complete, the picture will be
saved but noise reduction will not be performed). In continuous
release mode, frame rates will slow and while photographs are
being processed, the capacity of the memory buffer will drop.
High ISO NR
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Photographs taken at high ISO sensitivities can be processed to
reduce “noise”.
Option
High/
Normal/
Low
Off
Description
Reduce noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels), particularly
in pictures taken at high ISO sensitivities. Choose the
amount of noise reduction performed from High, Normal,
and Low.
Noise reduction is performed only as required and never at
an amount as high as when Low is selected.
Menu Guide 57
Vignette Control
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
“Vignetting” is a drop in brightness at the edges of a
photograph. Vignette control reduces vignetting for type G, E,
and D lenses (PC lenses excluded). Its effects vary from lens to
lens and are most noticeable at maximum aperture. Choose
from High, Normal, Low, and Off.
D Vignette Control
Depending on the scene, shooting conditions, and type of lens, TIFF
and JPEG images may exhibit noise (fog) or variations in peripheral
brightness, while custom Picture Controls and preset Picture Controls
that have been modified from default settings may not produce the
desired effect. Take test shots and view the results in the monitor.
Vignette control does not apply to movies or multiple exposures.
58 Menu Guide
Auto Distortion Control
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Select On to reduce barrel distortion when shooting with wideangle lenses and to reduce pin-cushion distortion when
shooting with long lenses (note that the edges of the area visible
in the viewfinder may be cropped out of the final photograph,
and that the time needed to process photographs before
recording begins may increase). This option does not apply to
movies and is available only with type G, E, and D lenses (PC,
fisheye, and certain other lenses excluded); results are not
guaranteed with other lenses. Before using auto distortion
control with DX lenses, select On for Auto DX crop or choose an
image area of DX (24×16); selecting other options may result in
heavily cropped photographs or in photographs with severe
peripheral distortion (0 45).
A Retouch: Distortion Control
For information on creating copies of existing photographs with
reduced barrel and pin-cushion distortion, see “Distortion Control”
(0 206).
Menu Guide 59
Flicker Reduction
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Reduce banding or (in photographs taken in continuous release
modes) uneven exposure or coloration caused by the flicker of
such light sources as fluorescent or mercury-vapor lamps during
viewfinder photography.
Option
Description
When Enable is selected, the camera will time
Flicker reduction photographs to reduce the effects of flicker. Note that
setting
the frame rate may drop while flicker reduction is in
effect.
When On is selected, a FLICKER
icon will be displayed in the
viewfinder if flicker is
detected when the shutterrelease button is pressed
Flicker reduction
halfway. If flicker is detected
indicator
when Disable is selected for
FLICKER icon
Flicker reduction setting,
the icon will flash; to enable
flicker reduction, select Enable for Flicker reduction
setting.
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A Flicker Reduction in the Photo Shooting Menu
Take a test shot and view the results before taking additional
photographs. Flicker reduction can detect flicker at 100 and 120 Hz
(associated respectively with AC power supplies of 50 and 60 Hz).
Flicker may not be detected or the desired results may not be achieved
with dark backgrounds, bright light sources, or decorative lighting
displays and other non-standard lighting. Depending on the light
source, there may be a slight delay before the shutter is released.
During burst shooting, the frame rate may slow or become erratic; in
addition, the desired results may not be achieved if the frequency of
the power supply changes during shooting.
Flicker detection will not take effect at shutter speeds slower than
/ s (including Bulb and Time) or when MUP is selected for release
mode or exposure delay mode is on.
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Auto Bracketing Set
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Choose the setting or settings bracketed when auto bracketing
is in effect. Choose AE & flash bracketing (j) to perform both
exposure and flash-level bracketing, AE bracketing (k) to
bracket only exposure, Flash bracketing (l) to perform only
flash-level bracketing, WB bracketing (m) to perform whitebalance bracketing, or ADL bracketing (y) to perform
bracketing using Active D-Lighting. Note that white balance
bracketing is not available at image quality settings of NEF
(RAW) or NEF (RAW) + JPEG.
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Multiple Exposure
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Record two to ten NEF (RAW) exposures as a single photograph.
Option
Description
• 0 On (series): Take a series of multiple exposures.
Select Off to resume normal shooting.
Multiple
• On (single photo): Take one multiple exposure.
exposure mode
• Off: Exit without creating additional multiple
exposures.
Choose the number of exposures that will be combined
Number of shots
to form a single photograph.
• Add: The exposures are overlaid without modification;
gain is not adjusted.
• Average: Before the exposures are overlaid, the gain for
each is divided by the total number of exposures
taken (gain for each exposure is set to 1/2 for
2 exposures, 1/3 for 3 exposures, etc).
• Lighten: The camera compares the pixels in each
exposure and uses only the brightest.
Overlay mode
+
• Darken: The camera compares the pixels in each
exposure and uses only the darkest.
+
• On: Save the individual shots that make up each
multiple exposure.
• Off: Discard the individual shots and save only the
multiple exposure.
Select first
Choose the first exposure from the NEF (RAW) images
exposure (NEF) on the memory card.
Keep all
exposures
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❚❚ Creating a Multiple Exposure
Multiple exposures cannot be recorded in live view. Exit live view
before proceeding.
A Extended Recording Times
If the monitor turns off during playback or menu operations and no
operations are performed for about 30 s, shooting will end and a
multiple exposure will be created from the exposures that have been
recorded to that point. The time available to record the next exposure
can be extended by choosing longer times for Custom Setting c2
(Standby timer, 0 118).
1 Select Multiple exposure.
Highlight Multiple exposure in the
photo shooting menu and press 2.
2 Select a mode.
Highlight Multiple exposure mode
and press 2, then press 1 or 3 to
choose the desired mode and press J
to select.
If On (series) or On (single photo) is
selected, a n icon will be displayed in
the control panel.
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3 Choose the number of shots.
Highlight Number of shots and
press 2.
Press 1 or 3 to choose the number of
exposures that will be combined to
form a single photograph and
press J.
A The BKT Button
If Multiple exposure is selected for
Custom Setting f1 (Custom control
assignment) > BKT button + y (0 130),
you can select the multiple exposure
mode by pressing the BKT button and
rotating the main command dial and the
number of shots by pressing the BKT
button and rotating the sub-command
dial. The mode and number of shots are
shown in the control panel: the icons
representing the mode are a for Off, B for On (single photo), and
b for On (series).
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4 Choose the overlay mode.
Highlight Overlay mode and press 2,
then press 1 or 3 to choose the
desired mode and press J to select.
5 Choose whether to keep individual
exposures.
To choose whether to keep or delete
the individual shots that make up the
multiple exposure, highlight Keep all
exposures and press 2, then press 1
or 3 to choose the desired option and
press J to select.
6 Choose the first exposure.
To choose the first exposure from
existing photos taken with Large
selected for Image size > NEF (RAW)
in the photo shooting menu,
highlight Select first exposure (NEF)
and press 2. Use the multi selector to
highlight the desired image and press
J to select (to view the highlighted
image full screen, press and hold the
X button). To choose from images in a
different slot or folder, press the W
(M) button.
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7 Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot.
In continuous release modes, the camera records
all exposures in a single burst. If On (series) is
selected, the camera will continue to record
multiple exposures while the shutter-release button is
pressed; if On (single photo) is selected, multiple exposure
shooting will end after the first photograph. In self-timer
mode, the camera will automatically record the number of
exposures selected in Step 3, regardless of the option
selected for Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer) > Number of
shots (0 119); the interval between shots is however
controlled by Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer) > Interval
between shots. In other release modes, one photograph will
be taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed;
continue shooting until all exposures have been recorded. If
you selected an existing NEF (RAW) image as the first
exposure in Step 6, shooting will start from the second
exposure. For information on interrupting a multiple
exposure before all photographs are recorded, see “Ending
Multiple Exposures” (0 68).
The n icon will flash until shooting
ends. If On (series) is selected,
multiple exposure shooting will only
end when Off is selected for multiple
exposure mode; if On (single photo)
is selected, multiple exposure shooting ends automatically
when the multiple exposure is complete. The n icon clears
from the display when multiple exposure shooting ends.
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❚❚ Using the i Button
The options listed below can be accessed
by pressing the K button during a
multiple exposure and then pressing the
i button. Use the touch screen or
navigate the menu using the multi
selector, pressing 1 or 3 to highlight
items and pressing J to select.
i button
• View progress: View a preview created
from the exposures recorded to the
current point.
• Retake last exposure: Retake the most
recent exposure.
• Save and exit: Create a multiple exposure
from the exposures taken to current
point.
• Discard and exit: Exit without recording a multiple exposure. If On
is selected for Keep all exposures, the individual exposures
will be kept.
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❚❚ Ending Multiple Exposures
To end a multiple exposure before the
specified number of exposures have
been taken, select Off for multiple
exposure mode or press the K button
followed by the i button and select
either Save and exit or Discard and exit.
If shooting ends or you select Save and
exit before the specified number of exposures have been taken,
a multiple exposure will be created from the exposures that have
been recorded to that point. If Average is selected for Overlay
mode, gain will be adjusted to reflect the number of exposures
actually recorded. Note that shooting will end automatically if:
• A two-button reset is performed
• The camera is turned off
• The battery is exhausted
D Multiple Exposure
Multiple exposures may be affected by noise (randomly-spaced bright
pixels, fog, or lines).
Do not remove or replace the memory card while recording a multiple
exposure.
Live view is not available while shooting is in progress. Selecting live
view resets Multiple exposure mode to Off.
The shooting settings and photo info for multiple exposure
photographs are those for the first exposure.
A “Select First Exposure (NEF)”
If the NEF (RAW) image selected for the first exposure was recorded at
an ISO sensitivity of Hi 0.3 to Hi 2, the electronic front-curtain shutter
will not be used during the multiple exposure even if Enable is
selected for Custom Setting d6 (Electronic front-curtain shutter,
0 121).
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A Interval Timer Photography
If interval timer photography is activated before the first exposure is
taken, the camera will record exposures at the selected interval until
the number of exposures specified in the multiple exposure menu
have been taken (the number of shots listed in the interval timer
shooting menu is ignored). These exposures will then be recorded as a
single photograph and interval timer shooting will end (if On (single
photo) is selected for multiple exposure mode, multiple exposure
shooting will also end automatically).
A Other Settings
While a multiple exposure is being shot, memory cards cannot be
formatted and some menu items are grayed out and cannot be
changed.
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Used with high contrast subjects, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
preserves details in highlights and shadows by combining two
shots taken at different exposures.
Option
HDR mode
Exposure
differential
Smoothing
Description
• 0 On (series): Take a series of HDR photographs.
Select Off to resume normal shooting.
• On (single photo): Take one HDR photograph.
• Off: Exit without taking additional HDR photographs.
Choose the difference in exposure between the two
shots that are combined to make an HDR photograph.
Choose larger values for high-contrast subjects, or
select Auto to let the camera adjust the exposure
differential according to the scene.
Choose how much to smooth the boundaries between
the shots that make up each HDR photograph.
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Interval Timer Shooting
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Take photographs at the selected interval until the specified
number of shots has been recorded. Select a release mode other
than self-timer (E) when using the interval timer.
Option
Description
Start interval timer shooting, either after 3 s (Now
selected for Choose start day/time) or at a selected
Start
date and time (Choose day/time). Shooting will
continue at the selected interval until all shots have
been taken.
Choose a start option. To start shooting immediately,
Choose start day/
select Now. To start shooting at a chosen date and
time
time, select Choose day/time.
Choose the interval (hours, minutes, and seconds)
Interval
between shots.
Intervals×shots/ Choose the number of intervals and the number of
interval
shots per interval.
Selecting On allows the camera to adjust exposure to
match previous shot in exposure modes other than M
(note that exposure smoothing only takes effect in
mode M if auto ISO sensitivity control is on). Large
Exposure
changes in subject brightness during shooting may
smoothing
result in apparent variations in exposure, in which case
it may be necessary to shorten the interval between
shots.
Silent
Select On to silence the shutter during shooting.
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Option
Description
Choose whether the camera gives priority to exposure
time or interval timing in exposure modes P and A.
Select On to ensure photos are taken at the chosen
interval, Off to ensure that photos are correctly
exposed. If On is selected, be sure the Minimum
shutter speed chosen for ISO sensitivity settings
Interval priority (0 49) > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo
shooting menu is faster than the interval. You should
also focus using manual focus or, if you are using
autofocus, choose Release for Custom Setting a1
(AF-C priority selection, 0 105) or Custom Setting a2
(AF-S priority selection, 0 106) according to whether
AF-C or AF-S is selected.
Highlight either of the following options and press 2
to select or deselect:
Starting storage • New folder: A new folder is created for each new
folder
sequence.
• Reset file numbering: File numbering is reset to 0001
whenever a new folder is created.
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❚❚ Interval Timer Photography
D Before Shooting
Before beginning interval timer photography, take a test shot at
current settings and view the results in the monitor. Once settings
have been adjusted to your satisfaction, close the viewfinder eyepiece
shutter to prevent light entering via the viewfinder interfering with
photographs and exposure.
Before choosing a starting time, select Time zone and date in the
setup menu and make sure that the camera clock is set to the correct
time and date (0 159).
We recommend using a tripod and disabling lens vibration reduction
(VR). Mount the camera on a tripod before shooting begins. To ensure
that shooting is not interrupted, be sure the camera battery is fully
charged. If in doubt, charge the battery before use or use an AC
adapter and power connector (available separately).
1 Select Interval timer shooting.
Highlight Interval timer shooting in
the photo shooting menu and press
2 to display interval timer settings.
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2 Adjust interval timer settings.
Choose a start day and time, interval, number of shots per
interval, and exposure smoothing, silent photography,
interval priority, and starting folder options.
• To choose a start day and time:
Highlight Choose start day/
time and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
To start shooting immediately, select Now. To start shooting
at a chosen date and time, select Choose day/time, then
choose the date and time and press J.
• To choose the interval between shots:
Highlight Interval and press 2.
Choose an interval
(hours, minutes, and seconds)
and press J.
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• To choose the number of shots per interval:
Highlight Intervals×shots/
interval and press 2.
Choose the number of intervals
and the number of shots per
interval and press J.
In S (single frame) mode, the photographs for each interval
will be taken at the rate chosen for Custom Setting d1 (CL
mode shooting speed; 0 120).
• To enable or disable exposure smoothing:
Highlight Exposure smoothing
and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
• To enable or disable silent photography:
Highlight Silent photography
and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
If On is selected, the only time the sound of the shutter or
mirror will be heard is when the mirror is raised or lowered
at the start and end of shooting. Autofocus cannot be used.
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• To choose an interval priority option:
Highlight Interval priority and
press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
If On is selected, interval timer photography will end if the
camera cannot focus or the shutter release is otherwise
disabled.
• Choosing start folder options:
Highlight Starting storage
folder and press 2.
Highlight options and press 2
to select or deselect. Press J to
proceed.
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3 Start shooting.
Highlight Start and press J. The first
series of shots will be taken at the
specified starting time, or after about
3 s if Now was selected for Choose
start day/time in Step 2. Shooting
will continue at the selected interval
until all shots have been taken.
A During Shooting
During interval timer photography, the Q
icon will flash in the control panel.
Immediately before the next shooting
interval begins, the shutter speed display
will show the number of intervals remaining,
and the aperture display will show the number of shots remaining in
the current interval. At other times, the number of intervals remaining
and the number of shots in each interval can be viewed by pressing
the shutter-release button halfway (once the button is released, the
shutter speed and aperture will be displayed until the standby timer
expires).
Settings can be adjusted, the menus used, and pictures played back
while interval timer photography is in progress. The monitor will turn
off automatically about four seconds before each interval. Note that
changing camera settings while the interval timer is active may cause
shooting to end.
A Release Mode
Regardless of the release mode selected, the camera will take the
specified number of shots at each interval.
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❚❚ Pausing Interval Timer Photography
Interval timer photography can be paused between intervals by
pressing J or selecting Pause in the interval timer menu.
❚❚ Resuming Interval Timer Shooting
To resume shooting immediately, select Restart.
Highlight Restart and
press J.
To resume shooting at a specified time:
For Choose start day/
time, highlight
Choose day/time and
press 2.
Choose a starting date
and time and press J.
Highlight Restart and
press J.
❚❚ Ending Interval Timer Shooting
To end interval timer photography before all the photos are
taken, select Off in the interval timer menu.
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❚❚ No Photograph
Photographs will not be taken at the selected interval if the
current interval ends before the photograph or photographs for
the previous interval have been taken, the memory card is full, or
AF-S is selected and the camera is unable to focus (note that the
camera focuses before each shot). In autofocus mode, the
camera will either end interval timer photography (On selected
Interval priority) or skip to the next interval (Off selected
Interval priority) if no photograph is taken after eight seconds.
D Out of Memory
If the memory card is full, the interval timer will remain active but no
pictures will be taken. Resume shooting (0 77) after deleting some
pictures or turning the camera off and inserting another memory card.
A Bracketing
Adjust bracketing settings before starting interval timer photography.
If exposure, flash, or ADL bracketing is active while interval timer
photography is in effect, the camera will take the number of shots in
the bracketing program at each interval, regardless of the number of
shots specified in the interval timer menu. If white balance bracketing
is active while interval timer photography is in effect, the camera will
take one shot at each interval and process it to create the number of
copies specified in the bracketing program. Note that bracketing
cannot be used during interval timer photography when On is
selected for Interval priority.
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A Interval Timer Photography
Choose an interval longer than the time needed to take the selected
number of shots and, if you are using a flash, the time needed for the
flash to charge. If the interval is too short, the number of photos taken
may be less than the total listed in Step 2 (the number of intervals
multiplied by the number of shots per interval) or the flash may fire at
less than the power needed for full exposure. Flash output may also fall
below the desired level if more than one shot is taken per interval.
Interval timer photography cannot be combined with some camera
features, including live view, movie recording, time-lapse movies
(0 90), long-time exposures (bulb or time photography), and focus
shift (0 80). In addition, interval timer photography is not available
when Record movies is selected for Custom Setting g1 (Custom
control assignment) > Shutter-release button (0 152). Note that
because the shutter speed, frame rate, and time needed to record
images may vary from one interval to the next, the time between the
end of one interval and the beginning of the next may vary. If shooting
cannot proceed at current settings (for example, if a shutter speed of
A or % is currently selected in manual exposure mode, the
interval is zero, or the start time is in less than a minute), a warning will
be displayed in the monitor.
Interval timer shooting will pause when E (self-timer) is selected or if
the camera is turned off and then on again (when the camera is off,
batteries and memory cards can be replaced without ending interval
timer photography). Pausing shooting does not affect interval timer
settings.
A Silent Photography
Selecting On for Silent photography disables some camera features,
including:
• Autofocus
• ISO sensitivities of Hi 0.3 through Hi 2 (0 49)
• Flash photography (0 219)
• Exposure delay mode (0 121)
• Flicker reduction (0 60)
• Bracketing (0 61)
• Multiple exposure (0 62)
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Focus Shift Shooting
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
During focus shift, the camera automatically varies focus over a
series of photographs. This feature can be used to take photos
that can later be copied to a computer and combined using
third-party focus-stacking software.
Option
Description
Start shooting. Shooting will take the selected number
Start
of shots, changing the focus distance by the selected
amount with each shot.
No. of shots Choose the number of shots (maximum 300).
Choose the amount the focus distance changes with
Focus step width
each shot.
Choose the interval between shots. Select 00 to take
photos at approximately 5 fps (release modes S, CL, CH,
Interval until
and MUP) or 3 fps (release modes Q and QC). To ensure the
next shot
correct exposure when using a flash, choose an interval
long enough for the flash to charge.
Selecting On allows the camera to adjust exposure to
match previous shot in exposure modes other than M
(note that exposure smoothing only takes effect in
Exposure
mode M if auto ISO sensitivity control is on). Large
changes in subject brightness during shooting may
smoothing
result in apparent variations in exposure, in which case
it may be necessary to shorten the interval between
shots.
Silent
Select On to silence the shutter during shooting.
photography
Highlight either of the following options and press 2 to
select or deselect:
Starting storage • New folder: A new folder is created for each new
folder
sequence.
• Reset file numbering: File numbering is reset to 0001
whenever a new folder is created.
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Silent Live View Photography
G button ➜ C photo shooting menu
Eliminate shutter sounds during live view photography.
Option
On (Mode 1)
On (Mode 2)
Off
Description
Reduce vibrations caused by the shutter when shooting
landscapes and other static subjects. Use of a tripod is
recommended. The maximum frame rate for release
mode CH is approximately 6 fps. ISO sensitivity (0 49)
can be set to values of from Lo 1 to 25600.
Photographs can be taken at a higher rate than when
On (Mode 1) is selected. In release modes S, Q, E, and
MUP, one photograph will be taken each time the
shutter-release button is pressed, while in continuous
modes photos will be taken at approximately 15 fps (CL
and QC) or 30 fps (CH) for a maximum of 3 seconds. Image
area is fixed at DX (24×16), image size at 3600 × 2400,
and image quality at JPEG normal★.
Silent live view photography disabled.
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1 The Movie Shooting Menu: Movie Shooting
Options
To display the movie shooting menu, press G and select the
1 (movie shooting menu) tab.
G button
Option
Reset movie shooting menu
File naming
Destination
Image area
Frame size/frame rate
Movie quality
Movie file type
ISO sensitivity settings
White balance
Set Picture Control
0
83
83
83
83
84
85
85
85
86
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Option
Manage Picture Control
Active D-Lighting
High ISO NR
Flicker reduction
Microphone sensitivity
Attenuator
Frequency response
Wind noise reduction
Electronic VR
Time-lapse movie
A See Also
For menu defaults, see “Movie Shooting Menu Defaults” (0 12).
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Reset Movie Shooting Menu
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Highlight Yes and press J to restore movie shooting menu
options to their default values (0 12).
File Naming
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose the three-letter prefix used in naming the image files in
which movies are stored. The default prefix is “DSC” (0 38).
Destination
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose the slot to which movies are
recorded. The menu shows the time
available on each card; recording ends
automatically when no time remains.
Image Area
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose the image area for movies.
❚❚ Auto DX Crop
If On is selected, movies shot using a DX lens will automatically
be recorded using the DX (DX-based movie format) image area.
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Frame Size/Frame Rate
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose the movie frame size (in pixels) and frame rate.
r
s
t
Maximum bit rate (Mbps)
(★ high quality/Normal)
Option 1
3840 × 2160 (4K UHD);
30p 2
3840 × 2160 (4K UHD);
144
25p 2
3840 × 2160 (4K UHD);
24p 2
1920 × 1080; 60p
48/24
1920 × 1080; 50p
y/y
z/z
1/1 1920 × 1080; 30p
2/2 1920 × 1080; 25p
3/3 1920 × 1080; 24p
4/4 1280 × 720; 60p
5/5 1280 × 720; 50p
2
3
4
29 min. 59 s 3
24/12
1920 × 1080; 30p ×4
(slow-mo) 4
Recording: 3 min.
36
Playback: 12 min.
1920 × 1080; 25p ×4
B (slow-mo) 4
1920 × 1080; 24p ×5
Recording: 3 min.
29
C (slow-mo) 4
Playback: 15 min.
Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps for values listed as 30p, 23.976 fps for values listed as 24p, and
59.94 fps for values listed as 60p.
When this option is selected, movie quality is fixed at “high”.
Each movie will be recorded across up to 8 files of up to 4 GB each. The number of files and the
length of each file vary with the options selected for Frame size/frame rate and
Movie quality.
Movies recorded at 4 or 5 times the rated speed are played back at the rated speed for a slowmotion effect (for example, movies recorded at 1920 × 1080; 30p ×4 (slow-mo) are
recorded at 120 fps and play back at 30 fps). Movie quality is fixed at “normal” and image area is
fixed at DX.
A
1
Maximum length
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Movie Quality
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose from High quality and Normal.
Movie File Type
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose the file format for movies from MOV and MP4.
ISO Sensitivity Settings
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Adjust the following ISO sensitivity
settings.
• Maximum sensitivity: Choose the upper
limit for auto ISO sensitivity control
from values between ISO 200 and Hi 2.
Auto ISO sensitivity control is used in
exposure modes P, S, and A and when
On is selected for Auto ISO control (mode M) in exposure
mode M.
• Auto ISO control (mode M): Select On for auto ISO sensitivity control
in exposure mode M, Off to use the value selected for ISO
sensitivity (mode M).
• ISO sensitivity (mode M): Choose the ISO sensitivity for exposure
mode M from values between ISO 64 and Hi 2. Auto ISO
sensitivity control is used in other exposure modes.
A Auto ISO Sensitivity Control
At high ISO sensitivities, the camera may have difficulty focusing and
noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may increase. This
can be prevented by choosing a lower value for ISO sensitivity
settings > Maximum sensitivity.
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White Balance
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose the white balance for movies
(0 50). Select Same as photo settings
to use the option currently selected for
photos.
Set Picture Control
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose a Picture Control for movies
(0 52). Select Same as photo settings
to use the option currently selected for
photos.
Manage Picture Control
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Create custom Picture Controls (0 53).
Active D-Lighting
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Preserve details in highlights and
shadows, creating movies with natural
contrast. Select Same as photo settings
to use the option currently selected for
photos (0 56).
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High ISO NR
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Reduce “noise” (randomly-spaced bright pixels) in movies
recorded at high ISO sensitivities (0 57).
Flicker Reduction
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Reduce flicker and banding when shooting under fluorescent or
mercury-vapor lighting during live view or movie recording.
Choose Auto to allow the camera to automatically choose the
correct frequency, or manually match the frequency to that of
the local AC power supply.
D Flicker Reduction in the Movie Shooting Menu
If Auto fails to produce the desired results and you are unsure as to the
frequency of the local power supply, test both the 50 and 60 Hz options
and choose the one that produces the best results. Flicker reduction
may not produce the desired results if the subject is very bright, in
which case you should try choosing a smaller aperture (higher
f-number). To prevent flicker, select mode M and choose a shutter speed
adapted to the frequency of the local power supply: 1/125 s, 1/60 s, or 1/30 s
for 60 Hz; 1/100 s, 1/50 s, or 1/25 s for 50 Hz.
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Microphone Sensitivity
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Turn the built-in or external microphones
(0 266) on or off or adjust microphone
sensitivity. Choose Auto sensitivity to
adjust sensitivity automatically,
Microphone off to turn sound recording
off; to select microphone sensitivity
manually, select Manual sensitivity and
choose a sensitivity.
A The 2 Icon
2 is displayed in full-frame and movie
playback if the movie was recorded without
sound.
Attenuator
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Select Enable to reduce microphone gain and prevent audio
distortion when recording movies in loud environments.
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Frequency Response
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
If S Wide range is selected, the built-in and external
microphones (0 260) will respond to a wide range of
frequencies, from music to the bustling hum of a city street.
Choose T Vocal range to bring out human voices.
Wind Noise Reduction
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Select On to enable the low-cut filter for the built-in microphone
(optional stereo microphones are unaffected), reducing noise
produced by wind blowing over the microphone (note that
other sounds may also be affected). Wind-noise reduction for
optional stereo microphones that support this feature can be
enabled or disabled using microphone controls.
Electronic VR
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
Choose whether to enable electronic vibration reduction in
movie mode.
Menu Guide 89
Time-Lapse Movie
G button ➜ 1 movie shooting menu
The camera automatically takes photos at selected intervals to
create a silent time-lapse movie.
Option
Description
Start time-lapse recording. Shooting starts after about 3 s
Start
and continues at the selected interval for the selected
shooting time.
Choose the interval between shots in minutes and
Interval
seconds.
Shooting time Choose the shooting time (hours and minutes).
Selecting On smooths abrupt changes in exposure in
exposure modes other than M (note that exposure
smoothing only takes effect in mode M if auto ISO
Exposure
sensitivity control is on). Large changes in subject
smoothing
brightness during shooting may result in apparent
variations in exposure, in which case it may be necessary
to shorten the interval between shots.
Silent
Select On to silence the shutter during shooting.
photography
Choose an image area for time-lapse recording. The
Image area options are those for the Image area item in the movie
shooting menu (0 83).
Choose the frame size and rate for the final movie. The
Frame size/
options are those for the Frame size/frame rate item in
frame rate
the movie shooting menu (0 84).
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Option
Interval
priority
Description
Choose whether the camera gives priority to exposure
time or interval timing in exposure modes P and A. Select
On to ensure frames are taken at the chosen interval, Off
to ensure that frames are correctly exposed. If On is
selected, be sure the Minimum shutter speed chosen
for ISO sensitivity settings (0 49) > Auto ISO
sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu is faster
than the interval. You should also focus using manual
focus or, if you are using autofocus, choose Release for
Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection, 0 105) or
Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection, 0 106)
according to whether AF-C or AF-S is selected.
Menu Guide 91
❚❚ Recording Time-Lapse Movies
A Before Shooting
Before shooting a time-lapse movie, take a test shot at current settings
and view the results in the monitor. Time-lapse movies are shot using
the movie crop; to check the composition, press the W (M) button in
the Time-lapse movie display (to return to the Time-lapse movie
display, press the W/M button again). For consistent coloration,
choose a white balance setting (0 86) other than v (auto) or D
(natural light auto).
We recommend using a tripod and disabling lens vibration reduction
(VR). Mount the camera on a tripod before shooting begins. To ensure
that shooting is not interrupted, use an optional AC adapter and power
connector or a fully-charged battery. To prevent light entering via the
viewfinder interfering with photographs and exposure, close the
viewfinder eyepiece shutter.
1 Select Time-lapse movie.
Highlight Time-lapse movie in the
movie shooting menu and press 2 to
display time-lapse movie settings.
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2 Adjust time-lapse movie settings.
Adjust time-lapse movie settings as described below.
• To choose the interval between frames:
Highlight Interval and
press 2.
Choose an interval longer than
the slowest anticipated shutter
speed (minutes and seconds)
and press J.
• To choose the total shooting time:
Highlight Shooting time and
press 2.
Choose shooting time (up to
7 hours 59 minutes) and
press J.
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• To enable or disable exposure smoothing:
Highlight Exposure smoothing
and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
• To enable or disable silent photography:
Highlight Silent photography
and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
If On is selected, the only time the sound of the shutter or
mirror will be heard is when the mirror is raised or lowered
at the start and end of shooting.
• To choose the image area:
Highlight Image area and
press 2.
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Highlight an option and
press J.
• To choose the frame size and rate:
Highlight Frame size/
frame rate and press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
• To choose an interval priority option:
Highlight Interval priority and
press 2.
Highlight an option and
press J.
If On is selected, time-lapse recording will end if the camera
cannot focus or the shutter release is otherwise disabled.
3 Start shooting.
Highlight Start and press J. Shooting
starts after about 3 s. The camera
takes photographs at the selected
interval for the selected shooting
time. When complete, time-lapse
movies are recorded to the memory
card selected for Destination in movie shooting menu
(0 83).
Menu Guide 95
D Silent Photography
Selecting On for Silent photography disables some camera features,
including:
• ISO sensitivities of Hi 0.3 through Hi 2 (0 85)
• Flash photography (0 219)
• Exposure delay mode (0 121)
• Long exposure noise reduction (0 57)
• Flicker reduction (0 60)
A Calculating the Length of the Final Movie
The total number of frames in the final movie can be calculated by
dividing the shooting time by the interval and rounding up. The length
of the final movie can then be calculated by dividing the number of
shots by the frame rate selected for Frame size/frame rate (0 84). A
48 frame movie recorded at 1920 × 1080; 24p, for example, will be
about two seconds long. The maximum length for time-lapse movies is
20 minutes.
Frame size/frame rate
Memory card indicator
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Length recorded/
maximum length
❚❚ Ending Shooting
To end shooting before all the photos are taken, highlight Off in
the time-lapse movie menu and press J, or press J between
frames. A movie will be created from the frames shot to the point
where shooting ended. Note that shooting will end and no
movie will be recorded if the power source is removed or
disconnected or the destination memory card is ejected.
❚❚ No Photograph
The camera will either end time-lapse recording (On selected
Interval priority) or skip to the next frame (Off selected
Interval priority) if it is unable to focus using autofocus (note
that the camera focuses again before each shot).
D Time-Lapse Movies
Time-lapse cannot be combined with some camera features, including
live view, movie recording, long time exposures (bulb or time
photography), the self-timer, bracketing (0 61), HDR (high dynamic
range; 0 69), multiple exposure (0 62), interval timer photography
(0 70), and focus shift (0 80). Note that because shutter speed and
the time needed to record the image to the memory card may vary
from shot to shot, the interval between a shot being recorded and the
start of the next shot may vary. Shooting will not begin if a time-lapse
movie cannot be recorded at current settings (for example, if the
memory card is full, the interval or shooting time is zero, or the interval
is longer than the shooting time).
Shooting may end if camera controls are used or settings are changed
or HDMI cable is connected. A movie will be created from the frames
shot to the point where shooting ended. To end shooting and record a
photograph, press the shutter-release button all the way down.
Menu Guide 97
A During Shooting
During shooting, Q will flash and the
time-lapse recording indicator will be
displayed in the control panel. The time
remaining (in hours and minutes) appears in
the shutter-speed display immediately
before each frame is recorded. At other times, the time remaining can
be viewed by pressing the shutter-release button halfway. Regardless
of the option selected for Custom Setting c2 (Standby timer, 0 118),
the standby timer will not expire during shooting.
To view current time-lapse movie settings or
end shooting (0 97), press the G button
between shots. The data displayed in the
time-lapse movie menu while shooting is in
progress include exposure smoothing, the
interval, and the time remaining. These
settings cannot be changed while shooting
is in progress, nor can pictures be played back or other menu settings
adjusted.
A Image Review
The K button cannot be used to view pictures while shooting is in
progress, but the current frame will be displayed for a few seconds
after each shot if On is selected for Image review in the playback
menu (0 27). Other playback operations cannot be performed while
the frame is displayed.
A See Also
For information on the beep that sounds when shooting is complete,
see B > Beep options (0 177).
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A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings
To display the Custom Settings menu, press G and select the
A (Custom Settings menu) tab.
G button
Custom Settings are used to customize camera settings to suit
individual preferences.
Custom Setting groups
Main menu
Custom settings bank (0 103)
Menu Guide 99
The following Custom Settings are available:
a
a1
a2
a3
a4
a5
a6
a7
a8
a9
a10
a11
a12
a13
b
b1
b2
b3
b4
b5
b6
b7
Custom Setting
Custom settings bank
Autofocus
AF-C priority selection
AF-S priority selection
Focus tracking with lock-on
3D-tracking face-detection
3D-tracking watch area
Number of focus points
Store by orientation
AF activation
Limit AF-area mode selection
Autofocus mode restrictions
Focus point wrap-around
Focus point options
Manual focus ring in AF mode 1
Metering/exposure
ISO sensitivity step value
EV steps for exposure cntrl
Exp./flash comp. step value
Easy exposure compensation
Matrix metering
Center-weighted area
Fine-tune optimal exposure
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0
103
105
106
107
108
108
108
109
110
111
111
112
113
114
115
115
115
116
117
117
117
c
c1
c2
c3
c4
d
d1
d2
d3
d4
d5
d6
d7
d8
d9
d10
d11
d12
e
e1
e2
e3
e4
e5
e6
e7
Custom Setting
Timers/AE lock
Shutter-release button AE-L
Standby timer
Self-timer
Monitor off delay
Shooting/display
CL mode shooting speed
Max. continuous release
ISO display
Sync. release mode options
Exposure delay mode
Electronic front-curtain shutter
File number sequence
Peaking highlight color
Viewfinder grid display
LCD illumination
Live view in continuous mode
Optical VR 2
Bracketing/flash
Flash sync speed
Flash shutter speed
Exposure comp. for flash
Auto M ISO sensitivity control
Modeling flash
Auto bracketing (mode M)
Bracketing order
0
118
118
119
119
120
120
120
121
121
121
122
123
123
124
125
125
126
127
127
128
128
129
129
Menu Guide 101
Custom Setting
0
f Controls
f1 Custom control assignment
130
f2 Multi selector center button
142
f3 Shutter spd & aperture lock
144
f4 Customize command dials
144
f5 Multi selector
147
f6 Release button to use dial
147
f7 Reverse indicators
148
f8 Live view button options
148
f9 D switch
148
f10 Assign MB-D18 buttons
149
g Movie
g1 Custom control assignment
152
g2 Highlight brightness
156
1 Available only with lenses that support this item.
2 Available only with compatible AF-P lenses not equipped with a vibration reduction switch.
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Custom Settings Bank
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Custom Settings are stored in one of four banks. Changes to
settings in one bank have no effect on the others. To store a
particular combination of frequently-used settings, select one of
the four banks and set the camera to these settings. The new
settings will be stored in the bank even when the camera is
turned off, and will be restored the next time the bank is
selected. Different combinations of settings can be stored in the
other banks, allowing the user to switch instantly from one
combination to another by selecting the appropriate bank from
the bank menu.
The default names for the four Custom Settings banks are A, B, C,
and D. A descriptive caption up to 20 characters long can be
added as described in “Text Entry” (0 38) by highlighting the
menu bank and pressing 2.
Menu Guide 103
❚❚ Restoring Default Settings
To restore default settings, highlight a
bank in the Custom settings bank
menu and press O (Q). A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; highlight Yes
and press J to restore default settings
for the selected bank (0 13).
O (Q) button
A See Also
For menu defaults, see “Custom Settings Menu Defaults” (0 13). If
settings in the current bank have been modified from default values,
an asterisk will be displayed adjacent to the altered settings in the
second level of the Custom Settings menu.
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a: Autofocus
a1: AF-C Priority Selection
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
When AF-C is selected for viewfinder photography, this option
controls whether photographs can be taken whenever the
shutter-release button is pressed (release priority) or only when
the camera is in focus (focus priority).
Option
G
B
E
F
Description
Photos can be taken whenever the shutter-release
Release
button is pressed.
Photos can be taken even when the camera is not
in focus. If the subject is dark or low contrast and
the camera is in continuous mode, priority will be
Focus + release given to focus for the first shot in each series and
to frame rate for the remaining shots, ensuring a
high frame rate if the distance to the subject does
not change during shooting.
Photos can be taken even when the camera is not
in focus. In continuous mode, frame rate slows for
Release + focus
improved focus if the subject is dark or low
contrast.
Photos can only be taken when the in-focus
Focus
indicator (I) is displayed.
Regardless of the option selected, focus will not lock when AF-C is
selected for autofocus mode. The camera will continue to adjust
focus until the shutter is released.
Menu Guide 105
a2: AF-S Priority Selection
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
When AF-S is selected for viewfinder photography, this option
controls whether photographs can be taken only when the
camera is in focus (focus priority) or whenever the shutter-release
button is pressed (release priority).
Option
G Release
F Focus
Description
Photos can be taken whenever the shutter-release
button is pressed.
Photos can only be taken when the in-focus indicator
(I) is displayed.
Regardless of the option selected, if the in-focus indicator (I) is
displayed when AF-S is selected for autofocus mode, focus will
lock while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Focus
lock continues until the shutter is released.
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a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option controls how autofocus
adjusts to changes in the distance to the
subject when AF-C is selected during
viewfinder photography.
❚❚ Blocked Shot AF Response
Choose how quickly focus responds when something passes
between the subject and the camera. Choose from values
between 5 (Delayed) and 1 (Quick). The higher the value, the
slower the response and the less likely you are to lose focus on
your original subject. The lower the value, the quicker the
response and the easier it is to shift focus to objects crossing
your field of view. Note that 2 and 1 (Quick) are equivalent to 3
when 3D-tracking or auto-area AF is selected for AF-area mode.
❚❚ Subject Motion
Select Steady for smooth focus when photographing subjects
that approach the camera at a steady pace, or Erratic for
improved response when photographing subjects prone to
sudden starts and stops.
Menu Guide 107
a4: 3D-Tracking Face-Detection
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether the camera detects and focuses on faces when
3D-tracking is selected for AF-area mode.
a5: 3D-Tracking Watch Area
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
In 3D-tracking, the camera tracks subjects that leave the
selected focus point and selects new focus points as required
while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose
whether 3D-tracking uses data from the surrounding focus
points to track subjects that move even slightly from the
selected focus point (Wide) or tracks the subject based solely on
data from the vicinity of the selected point (Normal). Wide is
recommended for fast-moving subjects.
a6: Number of Focus Points
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the number of focus points available for manual focuspoint selection.
Option
Description
1 55 points Choose from the 55 focus points.
Choose from the 15 focus points. Use
2 15 points for quick focus-point selection.
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a7: Store by Orientation
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether separate focus points can be selected for
“wide” (landscape) orientation, for “tall” (portrait) orientation
with the camera rotated 90° clockwise, and for “tall” orientation
with the camera rotated 90° counterclockwise.
Select Off to use the same focus point and AF-area mode
regardless of camera orientation.
Camera rotated
90°counter-clockwise
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated
90°clockwise
Menu Guide 109
Choose Focus point to enable separate focus-point selection, or
Focus point and AF-area mode to enable separate selection of
both the focus point and the AF-area mode.
Camera rotated
90°counter-clockwise
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated
90°clockwise
a8: AF Activation
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether the shutter-release button can be used to focus
(Shutter/AF-ON) or if focus can only be adjusted using the AF-ON
button or other controls to which AF-ON has been assigned
(AF-ON only). Highlighting AF-ON only and pressing 2 displays
an Out-of-focus release option; select Enable to allow pictures
to be taken without focusing, or Disable to prevent the shutter
being released before the camera has been focused using the
AF-ON control. To take pictures when Disable is selected, use
the AF-ON control to focus and press the shutter-release button
all the way down to release the shutter. Note that Disable only
applies if Focus is selected for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority
selection) or a2 (AF-S priority selection) and an option other
than auto-area AF is selected for AF-area mode.
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a9: Limit AF-Area Mode Selection
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the AF-area modes that can be
selected using the AF-mode button and
sub-command dial in viewfinder
photography (live view is unaffected).
Highlight the desired modes and press 2
to select or deselect. Press J to save
changes when settings are complete.
a10: Autofocus Mode Restrictions
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the autofocus modes available in
viewfinder photography. If only one
mode is selected, the autofocus mode
cannot be chosen using the AF-mode
button and main command dial.
Menu Guide 111
a11: Focus Point Wrap-Around
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether focus-point selection “wraps around” from one
edge of the viewfinder to another.
Option
Wrap
No wrap
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Description
Focus-point selection “wraps
around” from top to bottom,
w
q
bottom to top, right to left, and
left to right, so that, for
example, pressing 2 when a focus point at the right edge
of the viewfinder display is highlighted (q) selects the
corresponding focus point at the left edge of the display
(w).
The focus-point display is bounded by the outermost
focus points so that, for example, pressing 2 when a
focus point at the right edge of the display is selected has
no effect.
a12: Focus Point Options
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose from the following focus point display options.
Option
Description
Choose whether the active focus point is highlighted in
red in the viewfinder.
• Auto: The selected focus point is automatically
highlighted as needed to establish contrast with the
Focus point
background.
illumination • On: The selected focus point is always highlighted,
regardless of the brightness of the background.
Depending on the brightness of the background, the
selected focus point may be difficult to see.
• Off: The selected focus point is not highlighted.
Choose On to display the active focus point in manual
Manual focus
focus mode, Off to display the focus point only during
mode
focus point selection.
Dynamic-area Choose On to display both the selected focus point and
AF assist
the surrounding focus points in dynamic-area AF mode.
Menu Guide 113
a13: Manual Focus Ring in AF Mode
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This item is displayed only with lenses that support it. Selecting
Enable allows the lens focus ring to be used for manual focus
when the camera is in autofocus mode. After pressing the
shutter-release button halfway to focus, keep the button
pressed halfway and adjust focus using the focus ring. To refocus
using autofocus, lift your finger from the shutter-release button
and then press it halfway again. To prevent the lens focus ring
being used for manual focus when the camera is in autofocus
mode, select Disable.
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b: Metering/Exposure
b1: ISO Sensitivity Step Value
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Select the increments used when making adjustments to ISO
sensitivity. If possible, the current ISO sensitivity setting is
maintained when the step value is changed. If the current ISO
sensitivity setting is not available at the new step value, ISO
sensitivity will be rounded to the nearest available setting.
b2: EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Select the increments used when making adjustments to shutter
speed, aperture, and bracketing.
b3: Exp./Flash Comp. Step Value
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Select the increments used when making adjustments to
exposure and flash compensation.
Menu Guide 115
b4: Easy Exposure Compensation
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option controls whether the E button is needed to set
exposure compensation. If On (Auto reset) or On is selected, the
0 at the center of the exposure display will flash even when
exposure compensation is set to ±0.
Option
Description
Exposure compensation is set by rotating one of the
command dials (see note below). The setting selected
On (Auto reset) using the command dial is reset when the camera turns
off or the standby timer expires (exposure compensation
settings selected using the E button are not reset).
As above, except that the exposure compensation value
On
selected using the command dial is not reset when the
camera turns off or the standby timer expires.
Exposure compensation is set by pressing the E button
Off
and rotating the main command dial.
A Change Main/Sub
The dial used to set exposure compensation when On (Auto reset) or
On is selected for Custom Setting b4 (Easy exposure compensation)
depends on the option selected for Custom Setting f4 (Customize
command dials, 0 144) > Change main/sub > Exposure setting.
Exposure
mode
f4 (Customize command dials) > Change main/sub > Exposure setting
On
On (Mode A)
Off
Sub-command
Sub-command
Sub-command
P
dial
dial
dial
Main command
Sub-command
Sub-command
S
dial
dial
dial
Sub-command
Sub-command
Main command
A
dial
dial
dial
M
N/A
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b5: Matrix Metering
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose U Face detection on to enable face detection when
shooting portraits with matrix metering during viewfinder
photography.
b6: Center-Weighted Area
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the size of the area given the most weight in centerweighted metering. If a non-CPU or AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8–
15mm f/3.5–4.5E ED lens is attached, the size of the area is fixed
at 12 mm.
b7: Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Use this option to fine-tune the exposure
value selected by the camera. Exposure
can be fine-tuned separately for each
metering method by from +1 to –1 EV in
steps of 1/6 EV.
D Fine-Tuning Exposure
Exposure can be fine-tuned separately for each Custom Settings bank
and is not affected by two-button resets. Note that as the exposure
compensation (E) icon is not displayed, the only way to determine
how much exposure has been altered is to view the amount in the finetuning menu.
Menu Guide 117
c: Timers/AE Lock
c1: Shutter-Release Button AE-L
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether exposure locks when the shutter-release
button is pressed.
Option
O
P
Description
Pressing the shutter-release button halfway locks
On (half press)
exposure.
Exposure only locks while the shutter-release
On (burst mode)
button is pressed all the way down.
Pressing the shutter-release button does not lock
Off
exposure.
c2: Standby Timer
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose how long the camera continues to meter exposure
when no operations are performed. The shutter-speed and
aperture displays in the control panel and viewfinder turn off
automatically when the standby timer expires.
Choose a shorter standby timer delay for longer battery life.
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c3: Self-Timer
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the length of the shutter release delay, the number of
shots taken, and the interval between shots in self-timer mode.
• Self-timer delay: Choose the length of the shutter-release delay.
• Number of shots: Press 1 and 3 to choose the number of shots
taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed.
• Interval between shots: Choose the interval between shots when
the Number of shots is more than 1.
c4: Monitor off Delay
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose how long the monitor remains on when no operations
are performed during playback (Playback; defaults to 10 s) and
image review (Image review; defaults to 4 s), when menus
(Menus; defaults to 1 minute) or information (Information
display; defaults to 10 s) are displayed, or during live view and
movie recording (Live view; defaults to 10 minutes). Choose a
shorter monitor-off delay for longer battery life.
Menu Guide 119
d: Shooting/Display
d1: CL Mode Shooting Speed
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the maximum frame advance rate in CL mode.
d2: Max. Continuous Release
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst
in continuous mode can be set to any value between 1 and 200.
Note that regardless of the option selected, there is no limit to
the number of photos that can be taken in a single burst when a
shutter speed of 4 s or slower is selected in exposure mode S or M.
A The Memory Buffer
Regardless of the option selected for Custom Setting d2, shooting will
slow when the memory buffer fills (tAA).
d3: ISO Display
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether the control panel shows ISO sensitivity (Show
ISO sensitivity) or the number of exposures remaining (Show
frame count).
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d4: Sync. Release Mode Options
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether the shutters on the remote cameras are
synchronized with the shutter on the master camera when using
an optional wireless remote controller in synchronized release
mode.
d5: Exposure Delay Mode
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
In situations where the slightest camera movement can blur
pictures, shutter release can be delayed by from about 0.2 to
3 seconds after the mirror is raised.
d6: Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Select Enable to enable the electronic front-curtain shutter in Q,
QC, and MUP modes, eliminating blur caused by shutter motion.
A mechanical shutter is used in other release modes.
A The Electronic Front-Curtain Shutter
A type G, E, or D lens is recommended; select Disable if you notice lines
or fog when shooting with other lenses. The fastest shutter speed and
maximum ISO sensitivity available with the electronic front-curtain
shutter are 1/2000 s and ISO 25600, respectively.
Menu Guide 121
d7: File Number Sequence
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
When a picture is taken, the camera names the file by adding
one to the last file number used. This option controls whether
file numbering continues from the last number used when a
new folder is created, the memory card is formatted, or a new
memory card is inserted in the camera.
Option
On
Off
Reset
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Description
When a new folder is created, the memory card formatted,
or a new memory card inserted in the camera, file
numbering continues from the last number used or from
the largest file number in the current folder, whichever is
higher. If a photograph is taken when the current folder
contains a photograph numbered 9999, a new folder will
be created automatically and file numbering will begin
again from 0001.
File numbering is reset to 0001 when a new folder is
created, the memory card is formatted, or a new memory
card is inserted in the camera. Note that a new folder is
created automatically if a picture is taken when the current
folder contains 5000 pictures.
As for On, except that the next picture taken is assigned a
file number by adding one to the largest file number in the
current folder. If the folder is empty, file numbering is reset
to 0001.
D File Number Sequence
If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains either 5000 pictures
or a photograph numbered 9999, the shutter-release button will be
disabled and no further pictures can be taken (in addition, movie
recording may be disabled if the camera calculates that the number of
files needed to record a movie of the maximum length would result in
the folder containing over 5000 files or a file with a number over 9999).
Choose Reset for Custom Setting d7 (File number sequence) and
then either format the current memory card or insert a new memory
card.
d8: Peaking Highlight Color
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the highlight color for focus peaking. Peaking can be
turned on or off and its sensitivity adjusted by pressing the
i button during live view and selecting Peaking level.
d9: Viewfinder Grid Display
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose On to display on-demand grid lines in the viewfinder for
reference when composing photographs.
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d10: LCD Illumination
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
If Off is selected, the control panel and button backlights
(illuminators) will only light while the power switch is rotated
toward D. If On is selected, the backlights will remain on while
the standby timer is active. Regardless of the option selected,
the backlights turn off when the shutter-release button is
pressed; if On is selected, they will come back on when you lift
your finger from the shutter-release button. Select Off for
increased battery life.
A Button Backlights
1
4
2
3
5
11
6
7
8
9
10
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12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
T button
U button
I button
Y button
Release mode dial pointer
G button
L (Z/Q) button
X button
W (M) button
J button
K button
O (Q) button
d11: Live View in Continuous Mode
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether image review is available during burst shooting
(release modes CL, CH, and QC) in live view. If Off is selected, not
only the monitor but also the monitor backlight will turn off
during exposures.
d12: Optical VR
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This item is available only with compatible AF-P lenses not
equipped with a vibration reduction switch. Selecting On
enables vibration reduction, which takes effect whenever the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Select Off to disable
vibration reduction.
Menu Guide 125
e: Bracketing/Flash
e1: Flash Sync Speed
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option controls flash sync speed.
Option
Description
Auto FP high-speed sync is used when a compatible flash
unit is attached. If other flash units are used, shutter
speed is set to 1/250 s. When the camera shows a shutter
speed of 1/250 s in exposure mode P or A, auto FP high1/250 s
speed sync will be activated if the actual shutter speed is
(Auto FP)
faster than 1/250 s. If the flash unit supports auto FP highspeed sync, shutter speeds as fast as 1/8000 s can be
selected by the camera (modes P and A) or by the user
(modes S and M).
1/250 s–1/60 s Flash sync speed set to selected value.
A Fixing Shutter Speed at the Flash Sync Speed Limit
To fix shutter speed at the sync speed limit in shutter-priority auto or
manual exposure modes, select the next shutter speed after the
slowest possible shutter speed (30 s or %). An X (flash sync indicator)
will be displayed in the viewfinder and control panel together with the
flash sync speed.
A Auto FP High-Speed Sync
Auto FP high-speed sync allows the flash to be used at the highest
shutter speed supported by the camera, making it possible to choose
the maximum aperture for reduced depth of field even when the
subject is backlit in bright sunlight. The information display flash mode
indicator shows “FP” when auto FP high-speed sync is active.
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e2: Flash Shutter Speed
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option determines the slowest shutter speed available
when using front- or rear-curtain sync or red-eye reduction in
programmed auto or aperture-priority auto exposure modes
(regardless of the setting chosen, shutter speeds can be as slow
as 30 s in shutter-priority auto and manual exposure modes or at
flash settings of slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, or red-eye
reduction with slow sync).
e3: Exposure Comp. for Flash
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose how the camera adjusts flash level when exposure
compensation is used.
Option
YE
E
Description
Both flash level and exposure compensation are
Entire frame
adjusted to modify exposure over the entire
frame.
Exposure compensation applies to background
Background only
only.
Menu Guide 127
e4: Auto M ISO Sensitivity Control
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the reference used to set exposure when a flash is used
with auto ISO sensitivity control.
Option
e
f
Description
The camera takes both the main subject and
Subject and
background lighting into account when adjusting ISO
background
sensitivity.
ISO sensitivity is adjusted only to ensure that the main
Subject only
subject is correctly exposed.
e5: Modeling Flash
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
If On is selected when the camera is used with an optional flash
unit that supports the Nikon Creative Lighting system, a
modeling flash will be emitted when the camera Pv button is
pressed. No modeling flash is emitted if Off is selected.
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e6: Auto Bracketing (Mode M)
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option determines which settings are affected when AE &
flash bracketing or AE bracketing is selected for the Auto
bracketing set option in the photo shooting menu in manual
exposure mode.
Option
F
G
H
I
Description
Camera varies shutter speed (AE bracketing) or
Flash/speed
shutter speed and flash level (AE & flash
bracketing).
Camera varies shutter speed and aperture (AE
Flash/speed/
bracketing) or shutter speed, aperture, and flash
aperture
level (AE & flash bracketing).
Camera varies aperture (AE bracketing) or
Flash/aperture
aperture and flash level (AE & flash bracketing).
Camera varies flash level only (AE & flash
Flash only
bracketing).
Flash bracketing is performed only with i-TTL or qA (auto
aperture) flash control. If a setting other than Flash only is
selected and the flash is not used, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at
the value for the first shot when auto ISO sensitivity control is on
(0 49).
e7: Bracketing Order
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
At the default setting of MTR > under > over (H), exposure,
flash, and white balance bracketing are performed in the
following order: the unmodified shot is taken first, followed by
the shot with the lowest value, followed by the shot with the
highest value. If Under > MTR > over (I) is selected, shooting
will proceed in order from the lowest to the highest value. This
setting has no effect on ADL bracketing.
Menu Guide 129
f: Controls
f1: Custom Control Assignment
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the functions assigned to camera controls, whether
used individually or in combination with the command dials.
❚❚ Press
Choose the roles played by the following controls, highlight the
desired option and press the center of the multi selector:
0
v
x
V
8
Pv button
Fn1 button
Fn2 button
AF-ON button
Center of sub-selector
S Lens focus function buttons *
* The lens focus function buttons can be
used for the assigned function only
when AF-L is selected with the focus
function selector.
Lens focus function
buttons
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A “Press” and “Press + Command Dials”
Certain roles cannot be assigned simultaneously to both the “press”
and “press + command” functions for some controls. Assigning such a
role to “press” when it is already assigned to “press + command dial”
sets the “press + command dial” option None, while assigning such a
role to “press + command dials” when it is already assigned to “press”
sets the “press” option None.
The functions that can be assigned to these controls are as
follows:
0 v x V
8
Preset focus point
✔
✔
—
—
✔
✔
AF-area mode
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
AF-area mode + AF-ON
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
Preview
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
FV lock
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
AE/AF lock
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
AE lock only
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
AE lock (Reset on release)
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
—
AE lock (Hold)
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
—
AF lock only
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
AF-ON
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
IDisable/enable
✔
✔
—
—
✔
✔
Bracketing burst
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
+ NEF (RAW)
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Option
A
K
q
q
r
B
C
D
E
F
A
h
1
4
S
Menu Guide 131
0 v x V
8
S
Matrix metering
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Center-weighted metering
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Spot metering
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Highlight-weighted metering
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Viewfinder grid display
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Viewfinder virtual horizon
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Sync. release selection
✔
✔
—
—
✔
✔
MY MENU
✔
✔
✔
—
✔
—
Access top item in MY MENU
✔
✔
✔
—
✔
—
Playback
✔
✔
—
—
✔
—
Rating
—
—
✔
—
—
—
Select center focus point
—
—
—
—
✔
—
Highlight active focus point
—
—
—
—
✔
—
None
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
—
Option
L
M
N
t
b
!
c
%
3
K
c
J
K
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The following options are available:
Option
A
K
q
q
r
Description
Pressing control selects a preset focus point. To
choose the point, select it and press the control
while pressing the AF-mode button until the focus
point flashes. Separate focus points can be
selected for “wide” (landscape) orientation and for
each of the two “tall” (portrait) orientations if
Preset focus
Focus point or Focus point and AF-area mode is
point
selected for Custom Setting a7 (Store by
orientation, 0 109). If this option is assigned to
the lens focus function buttons, you can select the
preset focus point by pressing and holding a lens
focus function button. Release the button to
restore the original focus point selection.
Highlight this option and press 2 to select an
AF-area mode (3D-tracking excluded). The
AF-area mode selected mode will take effect while the control is
pressed; releasing the control restores the original
AF-area mode.
AF-area mode As for AF-area mode, above, except that pressing
+ AF-ON
the control also initiates autofocus.
During viewfinder photography, you can preview
depth of field while the control is pressed. During
live view photography, you can press the control
Preview
once to open the lens to maximum aperture,
making it easier to check focus; pressing the
control again restores aperture to its original
value.
Press the control to lock flash value for optional
FV lock
flash units. Press again to cancel FV lock.
Menu Guide 133
Option
B
C
D
E
Description
Focus and exposure lock while the control is
AE/AF lock
pressed.
AE lock only Exposure locks while the control is pressed.
Exposure locks when the control is pressed, and
AE lock (Reset remains locked until the control is pressed a
on release)
second time, the shutter is released, or the
standby timer expires.
Exposure locks when the control is pressed, and
AE lock (Hold) remains locked until the control is pressed a
second time or the standby timer expires.
AF lock only Focus locks while the control is pressed.
F
A AF-ON
IDisable/
h enable
Bracketing
1 burst
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Pressing the control initiates autofocus.
If the flash is currently off, front-curtain sync will
be selected while the control is pressed. If the flash
is currently enabled, it will instead be disabled
while the control is pressed.
If the control is pressed while exposure, flash, or
ADL bracketing is active in single frame or quiet
shutter-release mode, all shots in the current
bracketing program will be taken each time the
shutter-release button is pressed. If white balance
bracketing is active or a continuous release mode
(mode CH, CL, or QC) is selected, the camera will
repeat the bracketing burst while the shutterrelease button is held down.
Option
4 + NEF (RAW)
L
M
N
Matrix
metering
Centerweighted
metering
Spot metering
Highlight-
t weighted
b
!
metering
Viewfinder
grid display
Viewfinder
virtual
horizon
Description
If a JPEG option is currently selected for image
quality, “RAW” will be displayed in the control
panel and an NEF (RAW) copy will be recorded
with the next picture taken after the control is
pressed (the original image quality setting will be
restored when you remove your finger from the
shutter-release button). NEF (RAW) copies are
recorded at the settings currently selected for NEF
(RAW) recording and Image size > NEF (RAW) in
the photo shooting menu (0 47, 48). To exit
without recording an NEF (RAW) copy, press the
control again.
Matrix metering is activated while the control is
pressed.
Center-weighted metering is activated while the
control is pressed.
Spot metering is activated while the control is
pressed.
Highlight-weighted metering is activated while
the control is pressed.
Press the control to turn the framing grid display in
the viewfinder on or off.
Press the control to view a virtual horizon display
in the viewfinder (0 137).
Menu Guide 135
Option
Sync. release
c selection
%
3
MY MENU
Access top
item in
MY MENU
K Playback
c
Rating
Select center
J focus point
Highlight
K active focus
point
None
136 Menu Guide
Description
When an optional wireless remote controller is
connected, the control can be used to toggle
between remote release and master or
synchronized release. The options available
depend on the setting chosen for Custom Setting
d4 (Sync. release mode options):
• If Sync is selected, you can choose from Master
release only (keep the control pressed to take
pictures with the master camera only) and
Remote release only (keep the control pressed
to take pictures with the remote cameras only).
• If No sync is selected, you can choose from
Synchronized release (keep the control pressed
to synchronize the releases on the master and
remote cameras) and Remote release only
(keep the control pressed to take pictures with
the remote cameras only).
Pressing the control displays “MY MENU”.
Press the control to jump to the top item in “MY
MENU.” Select this option for quick access to a
frequently-used menu item.
The control performs same function as the K
button. Select when using a telephoto lens or in
other circumstances in which it is difficult to
operate the K button with your left hand.
To rate the current picture in playback mode, keep
the control pressed and press 4 or 2.
Press the control to select the center focus point.
Pressing the control highlights the active focus
point.
Pressing the control has no effect.
A Virtual Horizon
Pressing a control to which Viewfinder virtual horizon has been
assigned displays pitch and roll indicators in the viewfinder. Press the
control a second time to clear the indicators from display.
Roll
Camera tilted right
Pitch
Camera tilted forward
Camera level
Camera tilted left
Camera level
Camera tilted back
The roles of the pitch and roll indicators are reversed when the camera
is rotated to take pictures in “tall” (portrait) orientation. Note that the
display may not be accurate when the camera is tilted at a sharp angle
forward or back. If the camera is unable to measure tilt, the amount of
tilt will not be displayed.
Menu Guide 137
❚❚ Press + Command Dials
To choose the roles played by the following controls in
combination with the command dials, highlight the desired
option and press the center of the multi selector:
1 Pv button + y
w Fn1 button + y
9 Sub-selector center + y
n BKT button + y
Q Movie record button + y *
* Choose the role played by the movie-record button in combination with the command dials
when the live view selector is rotated to C.
A The BKT Button
If high dynamic range or multiple exposure is active while another
function is assigned to the BKT button, the BKT button cannot be used
in combination with a command dial until high dynamic range or
multiple exposure photography ends.
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The functions that can be assigned to these controls are as
follows:
Option
J
$
v
w
y
z
n
v
m
t
$
2
1 w 9 n Q
Choose image area
✔
✔
✔
—
✔
Shutter spd & aperture lock
✔
✔
✔
—
✔
1 step spd/aperture
✔
✔
—
—
—
Choose non-CPU lens number
✔
✔
✔
—
—
Active D-Lighting
✔
✔
—
—
—
Exposure delay mode
✔
✔
—
—
—
Photo shooting menu bank
✔
✔
✔
—
✔
Exposure mode
—
—
—
—
✔
White balance
—
—
—
—
✔
Auto bracketing
—
—
—
✔
—
Multiple exposure
—
—
—
✔
—
HDR (high dynamic range)
—
—
—
✔
—
None
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔
The following options are available:
Option
J
$
Description
Press the control and
rotate a command dial
to choose from preselected image areas
Choose image
(0 45). Selecting
area
Choose image area
displays a list of image
areas; highlight options and press 2 to select or
deselect, then press J.
Press the control and rotate the main command
Shutter spd & dial to lock shutter speed in modes S and M; press
aperture lock the control and rotate the sub-command dial to
lock aperture in modes A and M.
Menu Guide 139
Option
v
w
y
z
n
v
m
t
$
2
Description
If the control is pressed when the command dials
are rotated, changes to shutter speed (exposure
1 step spd/
modes S and M) and aperture (exposure modes A
aperture
and M) are made in increments of 1 EV, regardless
of the option selected for Custom Setting b2 (EV
steps for exposure cntrl, 0 115).
Choose non- Press the control and rotate a command dial to
CPU lens
choose a lens number specified using the Nonnumber
CPU lens data option (0 169).
Active
Press the control and rotate the command dials to
D-Lighting
adjust Active D-Lighting (0 56).
Exposure delay Press the control and rotate a command dial to
mode
choose an exposure delay mode (0 121).
Photo
Press the control and rotate a command dial to
shooting
choose the photo shooting menu bank (0 33).
menu bank
Exposure
Press the control and rotate the main command
mode
dial to choose the exposure mode.
Press the control and rotate the main command
dial to choose a white balance option and the subWhite balance
command dial to choose a sub-option when v
(Auto) or I (Fluorescent) is selected (0 50).
Press the control and rotate the main command
Auto
dial to choose the number of shots in the
bracketing
bracketing sequence and the sub-command dial
to choose the bracketing increment (0 61).
Press the control and rotate the main command
Multiple
dial to choose the mode and the sub-command
exposure
dial to choose the number of shots (0 62).
HDR (high
Press the control and rotate the main command
dynamic
dial to choose the mode and the sub-command
range)
dial to choose the exposure differential (0 69).
No operation is performed when the command
None
dials are rotated while the control is pressed.
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❚❚ Sub-Selector
To choose the role assigned to the sub-selector, highlight
7 Sub-selector and press the center of the multi selector. The
sub-selector can be used for focus-point selection (x Focus
point selection) or to duplicate the role performed by the multi
selector (Y Same as multi selector). If Y Same as multi
selector is selected, you can further press 2 and select
Playback zoom to choose the role played by the sub-selector
during playback zoom: scrolling photos (Scroll) or viewing other
photos at the same zoom ratio (Display next/previous frame).
7 Sub-selector
Menu Guide 141
f2: Multi Selector Center Button
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option determines the role assigned
to the center of the multi selector during
viewfinder photography, playback, and
live view (regardless of the option
selected, pressing the center of the multi
selector when a movie is displayed full
frame starts movie playback).
❚❚ Shooting Mode
J
A
K
Option
Select center
focus point
Role assigned to center of multi selector
Select the center focus point.
Pressing the center of the multi selector selects a
preset focus point. To choose the point, select it
and press the center of the multi selector while
pressing the AF-mode button until the focus
point flashes. Separate focus points can be
Preset focus point
selected for “wide” (landscape) orientation and
for each of the two “tall” (portrait) orientations if
Focus point or Focus point and AF-area mode
is selected for Custom Setting a7 (Store by
orientation, 0 109).
Highlight active Pressing the center of the multi selector
focus point
highlights the active focus point.
Pressing the center of the multi selector has no
None
effect in viewfinder photography.
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❚❚ Playback Mode
Option
n
o
p
u
Role assigned to center of multi selector
Toggle between full-frame and thumbnail
Thumbnail on/off
playback.
In both full-frame and thumbnail playback,
View histograms a histogram is displayed while the center of the
multi selector is pressed.
Toggle between full-frame or thumbnail
playback and playback zoom. Choose the initial
zoom setting from Low magnification (50%),
Zoom on/off
1 : 1 (100%), and High magnification (200%).
The zoom display will center on the active focus
point.
Choose slot and
Display the slot and folder selection dialog.
folder
❚❚ Live View
J
Option
Select center
focus point
p Zoom on/off
None
Role assigned to center of multi selector
Pressing the center of the multi selector in live
view selects the center focus point.
Press the center of the multi selector to toggle
zoom on and off. Choose the initial zoom setting
from Low magnification (50%), 1 : 1 (100%),
and High magnification (200%). The zoom
display will center on the active focus point.
Pressing the center of the multi selector has no
effect in live view.
Menu Guide 143
f3: Shutter Spd & Aperture Lock
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Selecting On for Shutter speed lock locks shutter speed at the
value currently selected in mode S or M. Selecting On for
Aperture lock locks aperture at the value currently selected in
mode A or M. Shutter speed and aperture lock are not available in
mode P.
f4: Customize Command Dials
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option controls the operation of the main and subcommand dials.
Option
Reverse
rotation
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Description
Reverse the direction of rotation
of the command dials when they
are used to make adjustments to
Exposure compensation and/
or Shutter speed/aperture.
Highlight options and press 2 to
select or deselect, then press J.
This setting also applies to the command dials for optional
MB-D18 battery packs.
Option
Change
main/sub
Aperture
setting
Description
• Exposure setting: If Off is selected,
the main command dial
controls shutter speed and the
sub-command dial controls
aperture. If On is selected, the
main command dial will control
aperture and the subcommand dial shutter speed. If On (Mode A) is selected,
the main command dial will be used to set aperture in
exposure mode A only.
• Autofocus setting: If On is selected, autofocus mode can be
selected by keeping the AF-mode button pressed and
rotating the sub-command dial, AF-area mode by
keeping the AF-mode button pressed and rotating the
main command dial.
These settings also apply to the command dials for the
MB-D18.
If Sub-command dial is selected, aperture can only be
adjusted with the sub-command dial (or with the main
command dial if On is selected for Change main/sub >
Exposure setting). If Aperture ring is selected, aperture
can only be adjusted with the lens aperture ring and the
camera aperture display will show aperture in increments
of 1 EV (aperture for type G and E lenses is still set using the
sub-command dial). Note that regardless of the setting
chosen, the aperture ring must be used to adjust aperture
when a non-CPU lens is attached.
Menu Guide 145
Option
Description
If Off is selected, the multi selector is used to choose the
picture displayed during full-frame playback, highlight
thumbnails, and navigate menus. If On or On (image
review excluded) is selected, the main command dial can
be used to choose the picture displayed during full-frame
playback, move the cursor left or right during thumbnail
playback, and move the menu highlight bar up or down.
The sub-command dial is used in full-frame playback to
Menus and
skip forward or back according to the option selected for
playback
Sub-dial frame advance and in thumbnail playback to
page up or down. While menus are displayed, rotating the
sub-command dial right displays the sub-menu for the
selected option, while rotating it left displays the previous
menu. To make a selection, press 2, the center of the multi
selector, or J. Select On (image review excluded) to
prevent the command dials from being used for playback
during image review.
When On or On (image review excluded) is selected for
Sub-dial Menus and playback, the sub-command dial can be
frame
rotated during full-frame playback to select a folder, to skip
advance forward or back 10 or 50 frames at a time, or to skip to the
next or previous protected image, photo, or movie.
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f5: Multi Selector
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
If Restart standby timer is selected, operating the multi
selector when the standby timer expires will activate the meters
and start the standby timer. If Do nothing is selected, the timer
will not start when the multi selector is pressed.
f6: Release Button to Use Dial
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Selecting Yes allows adjustments that are normally made by
holding the E, S (Q), I, BKT, Y, W (M), T, U, or
AF-mode button and rotating a command dial to be made by
rotating the command dial after the button is released. This also
applies to controls to which Active D-Lighting, Exposure delay
mode, White balance, or Exposure mode has been assigned as
a “press + command dial” option for Custom Setting f1 (Custom
control assignment, 0 130) and to controls to which Active
D-Lighting, Exposure delay mode, ISO sensitivity, Exposure
mode, Exposure compensation, or Metering has been
assigned using Custom Setting f10 (Assign MB-D18 buttons,
0 149). Setting ends when any of the affected buttons is
pressed again, the shutter-release button is pressed halfway, or
the standby timer expires.
Menu Guide 147
f7: Reverse Indicators
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
If
(W) is selected, the exposure indicators
in the control panel, viewfinder, and information display are
displayed with negative values on the left and positive values
on the right. Select
(V) to display positive
values on the left and negative values on the right.
f8: Live View Button Options
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Select Disable to disable the a button,
preventing live view from starting
accidentally. If Enable (standby timer
active) is selected, the a button can
only be used to start live view while the
standby timer is active.
f9: D Switch
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose whether rotating the power switch to D activates only
the control panel and button backlights or also turns on the
information display.
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f10: Assign MB-D18 Buttons
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
This option is available when an optional
MB-D18 multi-power battery pack is
attached. Choose the functions assigned
to MB-D18 controls, whether used
individually or in combination with the
command dials.
MB-D18 AF-ON button
LOCK
MB-D18 Fn button
MB-D18 multi selector
❚❚ Fn button
Choose the function performed by pressing the Fn button on the
battery pack. See the “Press” section for Custom Setting f1
(Custom control assignment, 0 130) for more information.
A
q
r
D
E
4
L
M
Preset focus point
Preview
FV lock
AE lock (Reset on release)
AE lock (Hold)
+ NEF (RAW)
Matrix metering
Center-weighted metering
N
t
b
!
%
3
K
Spot metering
Highlight-weighted metering
Viewfinder grid display
Viewfinder virtual horizon
MY MENU
Access top item in MY MENU
Playback
None
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❚❚ Fn button+ y
Choose the function performed by pressing the Fn button on the
battery pack and rotating a command dial. See the “Press +
Command Dials” section for Custom Setting f1 (Custom control
assignment, 0 138) for more information.
J
$
v
w
y
z
1
2
3
4
Choose image area
Shutter spd & aperture lock
1 step spd/aperture
Choose non-CPU lens number
Active D-Lighting
n
9
v
E
w
Exposure delay mode
Photo shooting menu bank
ISO sensitivity 1
Exposure mode 2
Exposure compensation 3
Metering 4
None
Performs the same function as the camera S (Q) button.
Performs the same function as the camera I button.
Performs the same function as the camera E button.
Performs the same function as the camera Y button.
❚❚ AF-ON button
Choose the function performed by pressing the AF-ON button on
the battery pack. See the “Press” section for Custom Setting f1
(Custom control assignment, 0 130) for more information.
G
A
K
q
B
Same as camera AF-ON button *
AF-ON
AF-area mode
AF-area mode + AF-ON
AE/AF lock
C
D
E
F
AE lock only
AE lock (Reset on release)
AE lock (Hold)
AF lock only
None
* The control performs the same role as that currently selected for the camera AF-ON button.
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❚❚ Multi Selector
The multi selector on the battery pack can be used for focuspoint selection (x Focus point selection) or to duplicate the
role performed by the camera multi selector (Y Same as
camera multi selector; note that in this case, you can select
Info C/Playback D for Photo info/playback to reverse the role
of the buttons so that pressing the selector up or down displays
additional images and pressing the selector left or right changes
the photo information displayed).
Menu Guide 151
g: Movie
g1: Custom Control Assignment
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the functions assigned to camera controls, whether
used individually or in combination with the command dials,
when the live view selector is rotated to 1 in live view.
❚❚ Press
To choose the roles played by the following controls, highlight
an option and press the center of the multi selector:
0
v
x
8
G
Pv button
Fn1 button
Fn2 button
Center of sub-selector
Shutter-release button
A “Press” and “Press + Command Dials”
Certain roles cannot be assigned simultaneously to both the “press”
and “press + command” functions for some controls. Assigning such a
role to “press” when it is already assigned to “press + command dial”
sets the “press + command dial” option None, while assigning such a
role to “press + command dials” when it is already assigned to “press”
sets the “press” option None.
152 Menu Guide
The functions that can be assigned to these controls are as
follows:
0 v x
8
G
Power aperture (open)
✔
—
—
—
—
Power aperture (close)
—
✔
—
—
—
Exposure compensation +
✔
—
—
—
—
Exposure compensation –
—
✔
—
—
—
Index marking
✔
✔
✔
✔
—
View photo shooting info
✔
✔
✔
✔
—
AE/AF lock
—
—
—
✔
—
AE lock only
—
—
—
✔
—
AE lock (Hold)
—
—
—
✔
—
AF lock only
—
—
—
✔
—
Take photos
—
—
—
—
✔
Record movies
—
—
—
—
✔
None
✔
✔
✔
✔
—
Option
t
q
i
h
r
s
B
C
E
F
C
1
The following options are available:
Option
t
q
Description
Aperture widens while the Pv button is pressed.
Use in combination with Custom Setting g1
Power aperture
(Custom control assignment) > Fn1 button >
(open)
Power aperture (close) for button-controlled
aperture adjustment.
Aperture narrows while the Fn1 button is pressed.
Use in combination with Custom Setting g1
Power aperture
(Custom control assignment) > Preview button
(close)
> Power aperture (open) for button-controlled
aperture adjustment.
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Option
i
h
r
s
B
C
E
F
C
Description
Exposure compensation increases while the Pv
button is pressed. Use in combination with
Exposure
Custom Setting g1 (Custom control
compensation + assignment) > Fn1 button > Exposure
compensation – for button-controlled exposure
compensation.
Exposure compensation decreases while the Fn1
button is pressed. Use in combination with
Exposure
Custom Setting g1 (Custom control
compensation – assignment) > Preview button > Exposure
compensation + for button-controlled exposure
compensation.
Press the control during movie recording to add
Index marking an index at the current position. Indices can be
used when viewing and editing movies.
Press the control to display photo shooting data
View photo
in place of movie recording information. Press
shooting info
again to return to the movie recording display.
Focus and exposure lock while the control is
AE/AF lock
pressed.
AE lock only
Exposure locks while the control is pressed.
Exposure locks when the control is pressed, and
AE lock (Hold)
remains locked until the control is pressed a
second time or the standby timer expires.
AF lock only
Focus locks while the control is pressed.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down
Take photos
to end movie recording and take a photograph
with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
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Option
1 Record movies
None
Description
Press the shutter-release button halfway to start
live view. You can then press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus (autofocus mode only)
and press it all the way down to start or end
recording. The shutter-release button cannot be
used for other purposes while the live view
selector is rotated to 1. To end live view, press the
a button. The shutter-release button on an
optional wireless remote controller or remote
cord functions in the same way as the camera
shutter-release button.
Pressing the control has no effect.
A Power Aperture
Power aperture is available only in exposure modes A and M and
cannot be used while photo shooting info is displayed (a 6 icon
indicates that power aperture cannot be used). The display may flicker
while aperture is adjusted.
D “Record Movies”
When Record movies is selected for Shutter-release button, interval
timer photography is not available.
Menu Guide 155
❚❚ Press + Command Dials
To choose the roles played by the following controls in
combination with the command dials, highlight an option and
press the center of the multi selector:
1 Pv button + y
w Fn1 button + y
9 Sub-selector center + y
The following functions can be performed by pressing these
controls and rotating a command dial:
Option
J
Choose image
area
None
Description
Press the control and rotate a command dial to
select the image area. The image area cannot be
changed during shooting.
No operation is performed when the command
dials are rotated while the control is pressed.
g2: Highlight Brightness
G button ➜ A Custom Settings menu
Choose the brightness needed to trigger the movie highlight
display. The lower the value, the greater the range of
brightnesses that will be shown as highlights. If 255 is selected,
the highlight display will show only areas that are potentially
overexposed.
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B The Setup Menu: Camera Setup
To display the setup menu, press G and select the B (setup
menu) tab.
G button
Option
Format memory card
Language
Time zone and date
Monitor brightness
Monitor color balance
Virtual horizon
Information display
AF fine-tune
Non-CPU lens data
Clean image sensor
Lock mirror up for cleaning *
Image Dust Off ref photo
Image comment
Copyright information
Beep options
Touch controls
HDMI
Location data
0
158
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
169
169
170
173
175
176
177
178
178
179
Option
Wireless remote (WR) options
Assign remote (WR) Fn button
Airplane mode
Connect to smart device
Send to smart device (auto)
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Network
Eye-Fi upload
Conformity marking
MB-D18 battery type
Battery order
Battery info
Slot empty release lock
Save/load settings
Reset all settings
Firmware version
0
180
181
181
182
183
183
184
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
193
193
* Not available when battery is low.
A See Also
For menu defaults, see “Setup Menu Defaults” (0 17).
Menu Guide 157
Format Memory Card
G button ➜ B setup menu
To begin formatting, choose a memory
card slot and select Yes. Note that
formatting permanently deletes all
pictures and other data on the card in the
selected slot. Before formatting, be sure to
make backup copies as required.
D During Formatting
Do not turn the camera off or remove memory cards during formatting.
A Two-Button Format
Memory cards can also be formatted by pressing the O (Q) and
S (Q) buttons for more than two seconds.
Language
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose a language for camera menus and messages.
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Time Zone and Date
G button ➜ B setup menu
Change time zones, set the camera clock, synchronize the clock
with the clock on a smart device, choose the date display order,
and turn daylight saving time on or off.
Option
Description
Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically
set to the time in the new time zone.
Date and time Set the camera clock.
Choose whether the camera clock is updated to the
time (Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC), time zone,
and standard or daylight saving time supplied by the
smart device when synchronization is enabled in the
Sync with smart
SnapBridge app. The camera clock cannot be
device
synchronized with the smart device during interval
timer photography or if a GPS device is connected with
Yes selected for Location data > External GPS device
options > Set clock from satellite (0 179).
Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are
Date format
displayed.
Turn daylight saving time on or off. The camera clock
Daylight saving
will automatically be advanced or set back one hour.
time
The default setting is Off.
Time zone
If the clock is reset, a B icon will flash in the control panel and
a flashing & indicator will appear in the information display.
Menu Guide 159
Monitor Brightness
G button ➜ B setup menu
Press 1 or 3 to adjust monitor brightness. Choose higher values
for increased brightness, lower values for reduced brightness.
Brightness can be adjusted separately for:
• Menus/playback: Adjust the brightness of the menu, information,
and playback displays.
• Live view: Adjust the brightness of the live view display.
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Monitor Color Balance
G button ➜ B setup menu
Use the multi selector as shown below to
adjust monitor color balance with
reference to a sample image. The sample
image is the last photograph taken or, in
playback mode, the last photograph
displayed; to choose a different image,
press the W (M) button and select an
image from a thumbnail list (to view the
highlighted image full frame, press and
hold X). If the memory card contains no
photographs, an empty frame with a gray
border will be displayed in place of the
sample image. Press J to exit when
adjustments are complete. Monitor color balance applies only to
menus, playback, and the view through the lens displayed
during live view; pictures taken with the camera are not affected.
Increase amount of green
Increase amount of blue
Increase amount of amber
Increase amount of magenta
Menu Guide 161
Virtual Horizon
G button ➜ B setup menu
Display roll and pitch information based on information from
the camera tilt sensor. If the camera is tilted neither left nor right,
the roll reference line will turn green, while if the camera is tilted
neither forward nor back, the dot in the center of the display will
turn green. Each division is equivalent to 5°.
Camera level
Camera tilted left or
right
Camera tilted forward
or back
D Tilting the Camera
The virtual horizon display is not accurate when the camera is tilted at
a sharp angle forward or back. If the camera is unable to measure tilt,
the amount of tilt will not be displayed.
A See Also
For information on viewing a virtual horizon display in the viewfinder,
see A > Custom Setting f1 (Custom control assignment; 0 130, 137).
162 Menu Guide
Information Display
G button ➜ B setup menu
If Auto (AUTO) is selected, the color of the lettering in the
information display will automatically change from black to
white or white to black to maintain contrast with the
background. To always use the same color lettering, select
Manual and choose Dark on light (B; black lettering) or Light
on dark (W; white lettering). Monitor brightness will
automatically be adjusted for maximum contrast with the
selected text color.
Dark on light
Light on dark
Menu Guide 163
AF Fine-Tune
G button ➜ B setup menu
Fine-tune focus for up to 20 lens types. Use only as required; AF
tuning is not recommended in most situations and may interfere
with normal focus. Auto fine-tuning is available in live view
(0 166). We recommend that you perform fine-tuning at a focus
distance you use frequently; if you perform focus-tuning at a
short focus distance, for example, you may find it less effective at
longer distances.
Option
Description
AF fine-tune • On: Turn AF tuning on.
(On/Off) • Off: Turn AF tuning off.
Tune AF for the current lens (CPU
lenses only). Press 1 to move
focal point away from camera or
3 to move focal point toward
Saved value camera; choose from values
between +20 and –20. Values for
up to 20 lens types can be stored.
Only one value can be stored for
each type of lens.
Default
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Current value
Previous value
Choose the AF tuning value used when no previously
saved value exists for the current lens (CPU lenses only).
Option
List saved
values
Description
List previously saved AF tuning
values. To delete a lens from the
list, highlight the desired lens
and press O (Q). To change a
lens identifier (for example, to
choose an identifier that is the
same as the last two digits of the
lens serial number to distinguish it from other lenses of the
same type in light of the fact that Saved value can be used
with only one lens of each type), highlight the desired lens
and press 2. A menu will be displayed; press 1 or 3 to
choose an identifier and press J to save changes and exit.
D Live View Photography
Tuning is not applied to autofocus during live view photography.
A Saved Value
Only one value can be stored for each type of lens. If a teleconverter is
used, separate values can be stored for each combination of lens and
teleconverter.
Menu Guide 165
❚❚ Auto AF Fine-Tuning
Auto AF fine-tuning is performed as described below.
1 Ready the camera.
Mount the camera on a tripod and aim the camera at a flat,
high-contrast subject parallel to the camera focal plane. Note
that auto AF fine-tuning works best at maximum aperture
and may not function in dark surroundings.
2 Start live view.
Rotate the live view selector to C and
press the a button.
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3 Adjust focus settings.
Rotate the focus-mode selector to AF
and use the AF-mode button and
command dials to select the
following:
• Autofocus mode: AF-S
• AF-area mode: 5 (wide), 6 (normal), or
3 (pinpoint)
4 Select the center focus point.
Press the center of the multi selector
to select the center focus point.
5 Focus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, then zoom
in on the view through the lens to confirm that the subject is
in focus. Focus can be adjusted manually if necessary.
Menu Guide 167
6 Perform auto AF fine-tuning.
Press the AF-mode and movie-record
buttons simultaneously and keep
them pressed until the dialog shown
in Step 7 is displayed (this should take
slightly over two seconds).
AF-mode button
Movie-record button
7 Save the new value.
Highlight Yes and press J to add the
AF fine-tuning value for the current
lens to the saved values list (CPU
lenses only). Note that only one value
can be stored for each type of lens.
8 Enable AF fine-tuning.
In the camera setup menu, select AF fine-tune > AF finetune (On/Off), then highlight On and press J.
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Non-CPU Lens Data
G button ➜ B setup menu
Record the focal length and maximum aperture of non-CPU
lenses, allowing them to be used with functions normally
reserved for CPU lenses.
Option
Description
Lens number
Choose a number to identify the lens.
Focal length (mm) Enter the focal length.
Maximum aperture Enter the maximum aperture.
Clean Image Sensor
G button ➜ B setup menu
Dirt or dust entering the camera when lenses are exchanged or
the body cap is removed may adhere to the image sensor and
affect your photographs. The Clean image sensor option
vibrates the sensor to remove dust.
Option
Clean now
Description
Perform image sensor cleaning immediately.
• 5 Clean at startup: The image sensor is automatically
cleaned each time the camera is turned on.
• 6 Clean at shutdown: The image sensor is
Clean at startup/ automatically cleaned during shutdown each time
shutdown
the camera is turned off.
• 7 Clean at startup & shutdown: The image sensor is
cleaned automatically at startup and at shutdown.
• Cleaning off: Automatic image sensor cleaning off.
Menu Guide 169
Lock Mirror up for Cleaning
G button ➜ B setup menu
Use this option to lock the mirror up so that dust that cannot be
removed using Clean image sensor can be removed manually.
Note, however, that the sensor is extremely delicate and easily
damaged, we recommend that manual cleaning be performed
only by a Nikon-authorized service representative.
❚❚ Manual Cleaning
The sensor can be cleaned manually as described below.
1 Charge the battery or connect an AC adapter.
A reliable power source is required when inspecting or
cleaning the image sensor. Turn the camera off and insert a
fully-charged battery or connect an optional AC adapter and
power connector. The Lock mirror up for cleaning option is
only available in the setup menu if the battery level is over
J and the camera is not connected to a smart device via
Bluetooth or other devices via USB.
2 Remove the lens.
Turn the camera off and remove the lens.
3 Select Lock mirror up for cleaning.
Turn the camera on and highlight
Lock mirror up for cleaning in the
setup menu and press 2.
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4 Press J.
A message will be displayed in the
monitor and a row of dashes will
appear in the control panel and
viewfinder. To restore normal
operation without inspecting the
image sensor, turn the camera off.
5 Raise the mirror.
Press the shutter-release
button all the way down.
The mirror will be raised
and the shutter curtain
will open, revealing the image sensor. The display in the
viewfinder will turn off and the row of dashes in the control
panel will flash.
6 Examine the image sensor.
Holding the camera so that light falls
on the image sensor, examine the
sensor for dust or lint. If no foreign
objects are present, proceed to Step 8.
Menu Guide 171
7 Clean the sensor.
Remove any dust and lint from the
sensor with a blower. Do not use a
blower-brush, as the bristles could
damage the sensor. Dirt that cannot
be removed with a blower can only be
removed by Nikon-authorized service
personnel. Under no circumstances should you touch or wipe
the sensor.
8 Turn the camera off.
The mirror will return to the down position and the shutter
curtain will close. Replace the lens or body cap.
D Use a Reliable Power Source
The shutter curtain is delicate and easily damaged. If the camera
powers off while the mirror is raised, the curtain will close
automatically. To prevent damage to the curtain, observe the
following precautions:
• Do not turn the camera off or remove or disconnect the power source
while the mirror is raised.
• If the battery runs low while the mirror is raised, a beep will sound
and the self-timer lamp will flash to warn that the shutter curtain will
close and the mirror will be lowered after about two minutes. End
cleaning or inspection immediately.
172 Menu Guide
Image Dust Off Ref Photo
G button ➜ B setup menu
Acquire reference data for the Image Dust Off option in
Capture NX-D (for more information, refer to Capture NX-D online help). Image Dust Off cannot be used with small or mediumsized NEF (RAW) images.
Image Dust Off ref photo is available only when a CPU lens is
mounted on the camera. A non-DX lens with a focal length of at
least 50 mm is recommended. When using a zoom lens, zoom all
the way in.
1 Choose a start option.
Highlight one of the following
options and press J. To exit without
acquiring image dust off data, press
G.
• Start: A message will be displayed
and “rEF” will appear in the
viewfinder and control panel
displays.
• Clean sensor and then start: Select this
option to clean the image sensor
before starting. A message will be
displayed and “rEF” will appear in
the viewfinder and control panel
displays when cleaning is
complete.
Menu Guide 173
2 Frame a featureless white object in the viewfinder.
With the lens about ten centimeters (four inches) from a welllit, featureless white object, frame the object so that it fills the
viewfinder and then press the shutter-release button
halfway.
In autofocus mode, focus will automatically be set to infinity;
in manual focus mode, set focus to infinity manually.
3 Acquire dust off reference data.
Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to
acquire Image Dust Off reference data. The monitor turns off
when the shutter-release button is pressed.
If the reference object is too bright or
too dark, the camera may be unable
to acquire Image Dust Off reference
data and a message will be displayed.
Choose another reference object and
repeat the process from Step 1.
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D Image Sensor Cleaning
Dust off reference data recorded before image sensor cleaning is
performed cannot be used with photographs taken after image sensor
cleaning is performed. Select Clean sensor and then start only if the
dust off reference data will not be used with existing photographs.
A Image Dust Off Reference Data
The same reference data can be used for
photographs taken with different lenses or
at different apertures. Reference images
cannot be viewed using computer imaging
software. A grid pattern is displayed when
reference images are viewed on the camera.
Image Comment
G button ➜ B setup menu
Add a comment to new photographs as they are taken.
Comments can be viewed as metadata in ViewNX-i or
Capture NX-D. The comment is also visible on the shooting data
page in the photo information display. The following options are
available:
• Input comment: Input a comment as described in “Text Entry”
(0 38). Comments can be up to 36 characters long.
• Attach comment: Select this option to
attach the comment to all subsequent
photographs. Attach comment can be
turned on and off by highlighting it and
pressing 2. After choosing the desired
setting, press J to exit.
Menu Guide 175
Copyright Information
G button ➜ B setup menu
Add copyright information to new photographs as they are
taken. Copyright information is included in the shooting data
shown in the photo information display and can be viewed as
metadata in ViewNX-i or in Capture NX-D. The following options
are available:
• Artist: Enter a photographer name as described in “Text Entry”
(0 38). Photographer names can be up to 36 characters long.
• Copyright: Enter the name of the copyright holder as described
in “Text Entry” (0 38). Copyright holder names can be up to 54
characters long.
• Attach copyright information: Select this
option to attach copyright information
to all subsequent photographs. Attach
copyright information can be turned
on and off by highlighting it and
pressing 2. After choosing the desired
setting, press J to exit.
D Copyright Information
To prevent unauthorized use of the artist or copyright holder names,
make sure that Attach copyright information is not selected and that
the Artist and Copyright fields are blank before lending or
transferring the camera to another person. Nikon does not accept
liability for any damages or disputes arising from the use of the
Copyright information option.
176 Menu Guide
Beep Options
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the pitch and volume of the beep that sounds when the
camera focuses using single-servo AF (AF-S), when focus locks
during live view photography, while the release timer is
counting down in self-timer mode, if the shutter-release button
is pressed when a write-protected memory card is inserted,
when the shutter-release button is pressed for a second time
during mirror-up photography, when time-lapse shooting ends,
or the touch-screen is used for keyboard entry (0 38). Note that
regardless of the option selected, a beep will not sound in movie
mode or quiet-shutter release modes (modes Q and QC) or when
an option other than Off is selected for Silent live view
photography (0 81). A beep will not sound when the camera
focuses using single-servo AF if Release is selected for Custom
Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection, 0 106).
❚❚ Beep On/Off
Select Off (touch controls only) to mute
the sounds the camera makes in
response to touch-screen controls, or
choose Off to prevent beeps from
sounding altogether. When an option
other than Off is selected, c appears in
the information display.
❚❚ Volume
Adjust beep volume.
❚❚ Pitch
Choose the pitch of the beep from High and Low.
Menu Guide 177
Touch Controls
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust monitor touch control settings.
❚❚ Enable/Disable Touch Controls
Select Disable to prevent accidental use of touch-screen
controls, or Playback only to enable touch-screen controls in
playback mode only.
❚❚ Full-Frame Playback Flicks
Choose the gesture used to display the next image in full-frame
playback: a flick from right to left or a flick from left to right.
HDMI
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust settings for connection to HDMI devices (0 257).
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Location Data
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust location data settings for use when the camera is
connected to a GPS or smart device.
Option
Description
Select Yes to download location data from the smart
device and embed them in pictures taken over the next
two hours (note that the location data feature must be
Download
enabled in the SnapBridge app). If the camera is
from smart
connected to both a smart device and a GPS unit,
device
location data will be downloaded from the GPS unit.
Location data cannot be acquired if the camera is off or
the standby timer has expired.
View the location data supplied by the GPS or smart
Position
device (the items displayed vary with the device).
Adjust settings for connection to optional GPS devices.
• Standby timer: Choose whether the standby timer
remains active while a GPS device is connected. If
Enable is selected, the exposure meters will turn off
automatically if no operations are performed for the
period specified in Custom Setting c2 (Standby timer,
0 118), reducing the drain on the battery. If a GP-1 or
External GPS
GP-1A unit is connected, the unit will remain active for a
device options
set period after the timer expires; to allow the camera
time to acquire location data, the delay is extended by
up to one minute after exposure meters are activated or
the camera is turned on. Select Disable to disable the
standby timer when a GPS device is connected.
• Set clock from satellite: Select Yes to synchronize the
camera clock with the time reported by the GPS device.
Menu Guide 179
Wireless Remote (WR) Options
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust settings for optional WR-R10 wireless remote controllers
and for optional radio-controlled flash units that support
Advanced Wireless Lighting.
❚❚ LED Lamp
Enable or disable the status LEDs on a WR-R10 wireless remote
controller mounted on the camera. For more information, see
the documentation supplied with the wireless remote controller.
❚❚ Link Mode
Choose a link mode for WR-R10 wireless remote controllers
mounted on other cameras or radio-controlled flash units that
support Advanced Wireless lighting. Be sure that the same mode
is selected for the other devices.
Option
Pairing
PIN
Description
To pair the camera with a WR-R10, mount the WR-R10 on the
camera and press the pairing button.
Connect by entering the device
PIN code. Press 4 or 2 to
highlight digits and press 1 or 3
to change, then press J to enter
and display the selected PIN.
Regardless of the option selected for Link mode, signals from
paired wireless remote controllers will always be received by the
WR-R10. Users of the WR-1 remote controller will need to select
pairing as the WR-1 link mode.
180 Menu Guide
A The WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller
The WR-R10 connects to the camera using a WR-A10 adapter. Be sure
the firmware for the WR-R10 has been updated to the latest version.
For information on firmware updates, see the Nikon website for your
area.
Assign Remote (WR) Fn Button
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose the role played by the Fn button on optional wireless
remote controllers equipped with an Fn button. See Custom
Setting f1 (Custom control assignment, 0 130) for more
information.
q
r
B
C
D
F
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
A
h
4
a
AE lock (Reset on release)
AF-ON
IDisable/enable
+ NEF (RAW)
Live view *
None
AF lock only
* Performs the same function as the camera a button.
Airplane Mode
G button ➜ B setup menu
Select Enable to disable the wireless features of Eye-Fi cards and
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections to smart devices. Connections
to other devices using a wireless transmitter can only be
disabled by removing the transmitter from the camera.
Menu Guide 181
Connect to Smart Device
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust settings for connection to smart devices.
Option
Start
Password
protection
Description
Follow on-screen
instructions to connect to
the smart device.
Choose a password for smart device connections and
turn password protection on or off. For information on
typing passwords, see “Text Entry” (0 38).
A 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.
182 Menu Guide
Send to Smart Device (Auto)
G button ➜ B setup menu
If On is selected, new photos will automatically be uploaded to
the smart device (if the camera is not currently connected to the
smart device, the photos will be marked for upload and
uploaded the next time a wireless connection is established).
Movies are not uploaded; photos are uploaded at a size of
2 megapixels. If you select Off when images are selected for
upload, a confirmation dialog will be displayed; to remove
upload marking from all images, highlight Yes and press J.
A Upload Marking
No more than 1000 photos can be marked for upload at a time.
When Backup is selected for Secondary slot function, only the copy
on the card in the primary slot will be marked for upload.
Before changing the rating of photos that are marked for upload,
select Disable for Bluetooth > Network connection or switch
wireless off by selecting Enable for Airplane mode.
Wi-Fi
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) settings.
Option
Description
Network settings Adjust settings for Wi-Fi connections.
Current settings View current Wi-Fi settings.
Reset connection
Restore Wi-Fi settings to their default values.
settings
Menu Guide 183
Bluetooth
G button ➜ B setup menu
List paired devices and adjust settings for connection to smart
devices. The camera can be paired with up to five smart devices
but can only connect to one at a time.
Option
Network
connection
Paired devices
Send while off
Description
Enable or disable Bluetooth.
View paired devices.
Select Off to suspend wireless transmissions when
the camera is turned off or the standby timer expires.
Network
G button ➜ B setup menu
Adjust settings for connection to computers or ftp servers via
wireless or Ethernet networks using an optional WT-7 wireless
transmitter (0 251).
184 Menu Guide
Eye-Fi Upload
G button ➜ B setup menu
This option is displayed only when an Eye-Fi memory card
(available separately from third-party suppliers) is inserted in the
camera. Choose Enable to upload photographs to a preselected
destination. Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal
strength is insufficient. Before uploading pictures via Eye-Fi,
select Disable for Airplane mode (0 181) and Bluetooth >
Network connection (0 184).
Observe all local laws concerning wireless devices and choose
Disable where wireless devices are prohibited.
D Eye-Fi Cards
Eye-Fi cards may emit wireless signals when Disable is selected.
A m icon displayed when Disable is selected indicates that the camera
is unable to control the Eye-Fi card (0 186); turn the camera off and
remove the card.
Select longer values for Custom Setting c2 (Standby timer, 0 118)
when using an Eye-Fi card.
See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card, and direct any inquiries
to the manufacturer. The camera can be used to turn Eye-Fi cards on
and off, but may not support other Eye-Fi functions.
D Airplane Mode (0 181)
Enabling airplane mode disables Eye-Fi upload. To resume Eye-Fi
upload, select Disable for Airplane mode before selecting Enable for
Eye-Fi upload.
Menu Guide 185
When an Eye-Fi card is inserted, its status
is indicated by an icon in the information
display:
• j: Eye-Fi upload disabled.
• k: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no
pictures available for upload.
• l (static): Eye-Fi upload enabled;
waiting to begin upload.
• l (animated): Eye-Fi upload enabled; uploading data.
• m: Error — camera cannot control Eye-Fi card. If a flashing
W or f indicator appears in the control panel or
viewfinder, check that the Eye-Fi card firmware is up-to-date; if
the error persists after the card firmware has been updated,
insert a different card or format the card in the camera after
copying any pictures it contains to a computer or other storage
device. If the W/f indicator is not flashing, pictures can
be taken normally but you may be unable to change Eye-Fi
settings.
A Supported Eye-Fi Cards
Some cards may not be available in some countries or regions; consult
the manufacturer for more information. Eye-Fi cards are for use only in
the country of purchase. Be sure the Eye-Fi card firmware has been
updated to the latest version.
Conformity Marking
G button ➜ B setup menu
View a selection of the standards with which the camera
complies.
186 Menu Guide
MB-D18 Battery Type
G button ➜ B setup menu
To ensure that the camera functions as expected when the
optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack is used with AA
batteries, match the option selected in this menu to the type of
batteries inserted in the battery pack.
Option
s LR6 (AA alkaline)
t HR6 (AA Ni-MH)
u FR6 (AA lithium)
Description
Select when using LR6 alkaline AA batteries.
Select when using HR6 Ni-MH AA batteries.
Select when using FR6 lithium AA batteries.
A Using AA Batteries
The capacity of AA batteries drops sharply at temperatures below
20 °C (68 °F) and varies with make and storage conditions; in some
cases, batteries may cease to function before their expiry date. Some
AA batteries cannot be used; due to their performance characteristics
and limited capacity, alkaline batteries have less capacity than some
other types and should only be used if no alternative is available and
then only at warmer temperatures. The camera shows the level of AA
batteries as follows:
Control panel
L
H
H
(flashes)
Viewfinder
—
d
d
(flashes)
Description
Batteries fully charged.
Low battery. Ready fresh batteries.
Shutter release disabled. Change
batteries.
Menu Guide 187
Battery Order
G button ➜ B setup menu
Choose whether the battery in the camera or the batteries in the
battery pack are used first when an optional MB-D18 multipower battery pack is attached. Note that if the MB-D18 is
powered by an optional AC adapter and power connector, the
AC adapter will be used regardless of the option selected.
A w icon is displayed in the camera
control panel when the batteries in the
MB-D18 are in use.
188 Menu Guide
Battery Info
G button ➜ B setup menu
View information on the battery
currently inserted in the camera.
Item
Charge
Description
The current battery level expressed as a percentage.
The number of times the shutter has been released with
the current battery since the battery was last charged. Note
No. of shots that the camera may sometimes release the shutter
without recording a photograph, for example when
measuring preset white balance.
This item is displayed only when the camera is powered by
an optional MB-D18 multi-power battery pack equipped
with an EN-EL18c (available separately).
Calibration • j: Due to repeated use and recharging, calibration is
required to ensure that battery level can be measured
accurately; recalibrate battery before charging.
• —: Calibration not required.
A five-level display showing battery age. 0 (k) indicates
that battery performance is unimpaired, 4 (l) that the
battery has reached the end of its charging life and should
be replaced. Note that fresh batteries charged at
Battery age
temperatures under about 5 °C (41 °F) may show a
temporary drop in charging life; the battery age display will
however return to normal once the battery has been
recharged at a temperature of about 20 °C (68 °F) or higher.
Menu Guide 189
A The MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack
The display for the MB-D18 is shown in the
illustration. In the case of EN-EL18c batteries,
the display shows whether calibration is
required. If AA batteries are used, the battery
level will be shown by a battery level icon;
other items will not be displayed.
Slot Empty Release Lock
G button ➜ B setup menu
Selecting Enable release allows the shutter to be released when
no memory card is inserted, although no pictures will be
recorded (they will however be displayed in the monitor in
demo mode). If Release locked is selected, the shutter-release
button is only enabled when a memory card is inserted in the
camera.
190 Menu Guide
Save/Load Settings
G button ➜ B setup menu
Select Save settings to save the following settings to the
memory card, or to the memory card in the primary card slot if
two memory cards are inserted (if the card is full, an error will be
displayed). Use this option to share settings among D850
cameras.
Menu
Option
Playback display options
Image review
Playback
After delete
Auto image rotation
Rotate tall
File naming
Flash control
Image area
Image quality
Image size
NEF (RAW) recording
ISO sensitivity settings
White balance (with fine-tuning and presets d-1–d-6)
Photo shooting Set Picture Control (Custom Picture Controls are
saved as Auto)
(all banks)
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
High ISO NR
Vignette control
Auto distortion control
Flicker reduction
Auto bracketing set
Menu Guide 191
Menu
Option
File naming
Image area
Frame size/frame rate
Movie quality
Movie file type
ISO sensitivity settings
White balance (with fine-tuning and presets d-1–d-6)
Set Picture Control (Custom Picture Controls are
Movie shooting saved as Auto)
Active D-Lighting
High ISO NR
Flicker reduction
Microphone sensitivity
Attenuator
Frequency response
Wind noise reduction
Electronic VR
Custom settings
All Custom Settings
(all banks)
Language
Time zone and date (excepting Date and time and
Sync with smart device)
Information display
Non-CPU lens data
Clean image sensor
Image comment
Setup
Copyright information
Beep options
Touch controls
HDMI
Location data (excepting the option chosen for
Download from smart device)
192 Menu Guide
Menu
Option
Wireless remote (WR) options
Assign remote (WR) Fn button
Setup
Eye-Fi upload
Slot empty release lock
All My Menu items
My Menu/
All recent settings
Recent Settings
Choose tab
Settings saved using the D850 can be restored by selecting Load
settings. Note that Save/load settings is only available when a
memory card is inserted in the camera, and that the Load
settings option is only available if the card contains saved
settings.
A Saved Settings
Settings are saved in a file with a name beginning with “NCSETUP” and
ending with two characters that differ from camera to camera. The
camera will not be able to load settings if the file name is changed.
Reset All Settings
G button ➜ B setup menu
Reset all settings except Language and Time zone and date to
their default values (0 9). Copyright information and other usergenerated entries are also reset. We recommend that you save
settings using the Save/load settings option in the setup menu
before performing a reset (0 191).
Firmware Version
G button ➜ B setup menu
View the current camera firmware version.
Menu Guide 193
N The Retouch Menu: Creating Retouched Copies
To display the retouch menu, press G and select the N
(retouch menu) tab.
G button
The options in the retouch menu are used to create trimmed or
retouched copies of existing pictures. The retouch menu is only
displayed when a memory card containing photographs is
inserted in the camera.
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k
8
i
j
Z
a
Option
0
NEF (RAW) processing
197
Trim
201
Resize
202
D-Lighting
204
Red-eye correction
205
Straighten
205
Distortion control
206
Option
e
m
l
o
9
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0
Perspective control
207
Filter effects
208
Monochrome
208
Image overlay 1
209
Trim movie
212
Side-by-side comparison 2
212
1 Can only be selected by pressing G and selecting N tab.
2 Can only be displayed by pressing i and selecting Retouch or holding J and pressing 2
in full-frame playback when a retouched image or original is displayed.
194 Menu Guide
Creating Retouched Copies
To create a retouched copy:
1 Select an item in the retouch menu.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight an item, 2
to select.
2 Select a picture.
Highlight a picture and press J. To
view the highlighted picture full
screen, press and hold the X button.
To view images in other locations,
press W (M) and select the desired
card and folder.
A Retouch
In the case of images recorded at image quality settings of NEF +
JPEG, only the NEF (RAW) image will be retouched. The camera may
not be able to display or retouch images created with other
devices.
Menu Guide 195
3 Select retouch options.
For more information, see the section for the selected item.
To exit without creating a retouched copy, press G.
A Monitor off Delay
The monitor will turn off and the operation will be cancelled if no
actions are performed for a brief period. Any unsaved changes will
be lost. To increase the time the monitor remains on, choose a
longer menu display time for Custom Setting c4 (Monitor off
delay, 0 119).
4 Create a retouched copy.
Press J to create a retouched copy.
Retouched copies are indicated by a
& icon.
A Retouching the Current Image
To create a retouched copy of the current image, press i and select
Retouch, or hold J and press 2.
D Retouching Copies
Most options can be applied to copies created using other retouch
options, although (with the exceptions of Image overlay and Trim
movie) each option can be applied only once (note that multiple edits
may result in loss of detail). Options that cannot be applied to the
current image are grayed out and unavailable.
A Image Quality and Size
Except in the case of copies created with Trim and Resize, copies are
the same size as the original. Copies created from JPEG images are the
same quality as the original, while those created from NEF (RAW) and
TIFF (RGB) images are saved in JPEG fine★ format.
196 Menu Guide
NEF (RAW) Processing
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create JPEG copies of NEF (RAW) photographs. If you displayed
the retouch menu by pressing the G button, you can use this
option to copy multiple images.
1 Select NEF (RAW) processing.
Highlight NEF (RAW) processing in
the retouch menu and press 2.
2 Choose a destination.
If two memory cards are inserted, you
can choose a destination for the JPEG
copy by highlighting Choose
destination and pressing 2 (if only
one memory card is inserted, proceed
to Step 3).
Highlight a card slot and press J
when prompted.
Menu Guide 197
3 Choose how images are selected.
Choose from the following options:
• Select image(s): Select one or more
images manually (proceed to
Step 5).
• Select date: Create JPEG copies of all
the NEF (RAW) images taken on
selected dates (proceed to Step 4).
• Select all images: Create JPEG copies of all the NEF (RAW)
images on the memory card (proceed to Step 4).
4 Select the source slot.
If two memory cards are inserted, you
will be prompted to select the slot
with the card containing the NEF
(RAW) images. Highlight the desired
slot and press 2. If you chose Select
all images in Step 3, proceed to
Step 6.
198 Menu Guide
5 Select photographs.
If you chose Select image(s) in Step 3,
a picture selection dialog will be
displayed listing only NEF (RAW)
images created with this camera.
Highlight images using the multi
selector and press the center of the
multi selector to select or deselect;
selected images are indicated by a L icon. To view the
highlighted image full screen, press and hold the X button.
Press J to proceed to Step 6 when your selection is
complete.
If you chose Select date in Step 3, a
list of dates will be displayed.
Highlight dates using the multi
selector and press 2 to select or
deselect. Press J to select all NEF
(RAW) pictures taken on the chosen
dates and proceed to Step 6.
Menu Guide 199
6 Choose settings for the JPEG copies.
Adjust the settings listed below, or select Original to use the
setting in effect when the photograph was taken (the original
settings are listed below the preview). Note that white
balance and vignette control are not available with multiple
exposures or pictures created with image overlay and that
exposure compensation can only be set to values between
–2 and +2 EV.
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
1 Image quality..............................46
6 High ISO NR ................................ 57
2 Image size....................................47
7 Color space ................................. 56
3 White balance.............................50
8 Vignette control......................... 58
4 Exposure compensation
9 Active D-Lighting ...................... 56
5 Set Picture Control.....................52
7 Copy the photographs.
Highlight EXE and press J to create a
JPEG copy of the selected photograph
(if multiple photos are selected, a
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
highlight Yes and press J to create
JPEG copies of the selected photos).
To exit without copying the photographs, press the G
button.
200 Menu Guide
Trim
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a cropped copy of the selected photograph. The selected
photograph is displayed with the selected crop shown in yellow;
create a cropped copy as described below.
To
Reduce size of crop
Increase size of crop
Change crop aspect
ratio
Position crop
Preview crop
Create copy
Description
Press W (M) to reduce the size of the crop.
Press X to increase the size of the crop.
Rotate the main command dial to choose the aspect
ratio.
Use the multi selector to position the crop. Press and
hold to move the crop rapidly to the desired position.
Press center of multi selector to preview cropped
image.
Press J to save the current crop as a separate file.
A Trim: Image Quality and Size
Copies created from NEF (RAW), NEF
(RAW) + JPEG, or TIFF (RGB) photos have an
image quality (0 46) of JPEG fine★;
cropped copies created from JPEG photos
have the same image quality as the original.
The size of the copy varies with crop size
and aspect ratio and appears at upper left
in the crop display.
A Viewing Cropped Copies
Playback zoom may not be available when cropped copies are
displayed.
Menu Guide 201
Resize
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create small copies of selected photographs.
1 Select Resize.
To resize selected images, highlight
Resize in the retouch menu and press
2.
2 Choose a destination.
If two memory cards are inserted, you
can choose a destination for the
resized copies by highlighting
Choose destination and pressing 2
(if only one memory card is inserted,
proceed to Step 3).
Highlight a card slot and press J
when prompted.
202 Menu Guide
3 Choose a size.
Highlight Choose size and press 2.
Highlight an option and press J
when prompted.
4 Choose pictures.
Highlight Select image(s) and press
2.
Highlight pictures and press the
center of the multi selector to select or
deselect (to view the highlighted
picture full screen, press and hold the
X button; to view pictures in other
locations, press W/M). Selected
pictures are marked by a 8 icon. Press
J when the selection is complete. Note that photographs
taken at an image-area setting of 5 : 4 (30 × 24) or 1 : 1
(24 × 24) cannot be resized.
Menu Guide 203
5 Save the resized copies.
A confirmation dialog will be
displayed. Highlight Yes and press J
to save the resized copies.
A Viewing Resized Copies
Playback zoom may not be available when resized copies are
displayed.
A Image Quality
Copies created from NEF (RAW), NEF (RAW) + JPEG, or TIFF (RGB)
photos have an image quality (0 46) of JPEG fine★; copies created
from JPEG photos have the same image quality as the original.
D-Lighting
G button ➜ N retouch menu
D-Lighting brightens shadows, making it ideal for dark or backlit
photographs.
Before
After
Press 4 or 2 to choose the amount of correction performed.
The effect can be previewed in the edit display. Press J to save
the retouched copy.
204 Menu Guide
Red-Eye Correction
G button ➜ N retouch menu
This option is used to correct “red-eye” caused by the flash, and
is available only with photographs taken using the flash. The
photograph selected for red-eye correction can be previewed in
the edit display. Confirm the effects of red-eye correction and
press J to create a copy. Note that red-eye correction may not
always produce the expected results and may in very rare
circumstances be applied to portions of the image that are not
affected by red-eye; check the preview thoroughly before
proceeding.
Straighten
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a straightened copy of the
selected image. Press 2 to rotate the
image clockwise by up to five degrees in
increments of approximately 0.25
degrees, 4 to rotate it counterclockwise
(the effect can be previewed in the edit
display; note that edges of the image will
be trimmed to create a square copy). Press J to save the
retouched copy.
Menu Guide 205
Distortion Control
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies with reduced peripheral
distortion. Select Auto to let the camera
correct distortion automatically and then
make fine adjustments using the multi
selector, or select Manual to reduce
distortion manually. Note that Auto is
not available with photos taken using
auto distortion control; see “Auto Distortion Control” (0 59).
Press 2 to reduce barrel distortion, 4 to reduce pincushion
distortion (the effect can be previewed in the edit display; note
that greater amounts of distortion control result in more of the
edges being cropped out). Press J to save the retouched copy.
Note that distortion control may heavily crop or distort the
edges of copies created from photographs taken with DX lenses
at image areas other than DX (24×16).
A Auto
Auto is for use only with pictures taken with type G, E, and D lenses
(PC, fisheye, and certain other lenses excluded). Results are not
guaranteed with other lenses.
206 Menu Guide
Perspective Control
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create copies that reduce the effects of
perspective taken from the base of a tall
object. Use the multi selector to adjust
perspective (note that greater amounts
of perspective control result in more of
the edges being cropped out). The
results can be previewed in the edit
display. Press J to save the retouched copy.
Before
After
Menu Guide 207
Filter Effects
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Choose from the following color filter effects. After adjusting
filter effects as described below, press J to copy the
photograph.
Option
Skylight
Warm filter
Description
Creates the effect of a skylight filter, making the picture
less blue. The effect can be previewed in the monitor.
Creates a copy with warm tone filter effects, giving the
copy a “warm” red cast. The effect can be previewed in
the monitor.
Monochrome
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Copy photographs in Black-and-white,
Sepia, or Cyanotype (blue and white
monochrome).
Selecting Sepia or Cyanotype displays a
preview of the selected image; press 1
to increase color saturation, 3 to
decrease. Press J to create a
monochrome copy.
208 Menu Guide
Image Overlay
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Image overlay combines two existing NEF (RAW) photographs to
create a single picture that is saved separately from the originals;
the results, which make use of RAW data from the camera image
sensor, are noticeably better than photographs combined in an
imaging application. The new picture is saved at current image
quality and size settings; before creating an overlay, set image
quality and size (0 46, 47; all options are available). To create a
NEF (RAW) copy, choose an image quality of NEF (RAW) and an
image size of Large (the overlay will be saved as a large NEF/
RAW image even if Small or Medium is selected).
+
1 Select Image overlay.
Highlight Image overlay in the
retouch menu and press 2. Image
overlay options will be displayed, with
Image 1 highlighted; press J to
display a picture selection dialog
listing only large NEF (RAW) images
created with this camera (small and medium NEF/RAW
images cannot be selected).
Menu Guide 209
2 Select the first image.
Use the multi selector to highlight the
first photograph in the overlay. To
view the highlighted photograph full
frame, press and hold the X button. To
view images in other locations, press
W (M) and select the desired card and
folder. Press J to select the highlighted photograph and
return to the preview display.
3 Select the second image.
The selected image will appear as Image 1. Highlight Image
2 and press J, then select the second photo as described in
Step 2.
4 Adjust gain.
Highlight Image 1 or Image 2 and
optimize exposure for the overlay by
pressing 1 or 3 to select the gain
from values between 0.1 and 2.0.
Repeat for the second image. The
default value is 1.0; select 0.5 to halve
gain or 2.0 to double it. The effects of gain are visible in the
Preview column.
210 Menu Guide
5 Preview the overlay.
To preview the composition, press 4
or 2 to place the cursor in the
Preview column, then press 1 or 3
to highlight Overlay and press J
(note that colors and brightness in the
preview may differ from the final
image). To save the overlay without displaying a preview,
select Save. To return to Step 4 and select new photos or
adjust gain, press W (M).
6 Save the overlay.
Press J while the preview is displayed
to save the overlay. After an overlay is
created, the resulting image will be
displayed full-frame in the monitor.
D Image Overlay
Only large NEF (RAW) photographs with the same image area and bitdepth can be combined.
The overlay has the same photo info (including date of recording,
metering, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure
compensation, focal length, and image orientation) and values for
white balance and Picture Control as the photograph selected for
Image 1. The current image comment is appended to the overlay
when it is saved; copyright information, however, are not copied.
Overlays saved in NEF (RAW) format use the compression selected for
NEF (RAW) compression in the NEF (RAW) recording menu and have
the same bit depth as the original images.
Menu Guide 211
Trim Movie
G button ➜ N retouch menu
Create a copy from which unwanted footage has been removed.
Side-by-Side Comparison
Compare retouched copies to the original photographs. This
option is only available if the retouch menu is displayed by
displaying a copy or original full frame and then either
(a) holding and pressing J and pressing 2 or (b) pressing i and
selecting Retouch.
1 Select a picture.
Select a retouched copy (shown by a
& icon) or an original that has been
retouched.
2 Display retouch options.
Press 2 while pressing and holding
the J button, or press i and select
Retouch.
3 Select Side-by-side comparison.
Highlight Side-by-side comparison
and press J.
212 Menu Guide
4 Compare the copy with the original.
The source image is displayed on the left, the retouched copy
on the right, with the options used to create the copy listed at
the top of the display. Press 4 or 2 to switch between the
source image and the retouched copy. To view the
highlighted picture full frame, press and hold the X button. If
the copy was created from two source images using Image
overlay, or if the source has been copied multiple times,
press 1 or 3 to view the other source image. To exit to
playback, press the K button, or press J to exit to playback
with the highlighted image selected.
Options used to create copy
Source image
Retouched copy
D Side-by-Side Comparison
The source image will not be displayed if the copy was created from a
photograph that was protected or has since been deleted or hidden
(0 21).
Menu Guide 213
O My Menu/m Recent Settings
To display My Menu, press G and select the O (My Menu) tab.
G button
The MY MENU option can be used to create and edit a
customized list of options from the playback, photo shooting,
movie shooting, Custom Settings, setup, and retouch menus for
quick access (up to 20 items). If desired, recent settings can be
displayed in place of My Menu (0 218).
Options can be added, deleted, and reordered as described
below.
❚❚ Adding Options to My Menu
1 Select Add items.
In My Menu (O), highlight Add items
and press 2.
2 Select a menu.
Highlight the name of the menu
containing the option you wish to add
and press 2.
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3 Select an item.
Highlight the desired menu item and
press J.
4 Position the new item.
Press 1 or 3 to move the new item up
or down in My Menu. Press J to add
the new item.
5 Add more items.
The items currently displayed in My
Menu are indicated by a check mark.
Items indicated by a V icon cannot be
selected. Repeat steps 1–4 to select
additional items.
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❚❚ Deleting Options from My Menu
1 Select Remove items.
In My Menu (O), highlight Remove items and press 2.
2 Select items.
Highlight items and press 2 to select
or deselect. Selected items are
indicated by a check mark.
3 Delete the selected items.
Press J. A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; press J again to delete the
selected items.
A Deleting Items in My Menu
To delete the item currently highlighted in My Menu, press the O (Q)
button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O (Q) again to
remove the selected item from My Menu.
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❚❚ Reordering Options in My Menu
1 Select Rank items.
In My Menu (O), highlight Rank items and press 2.
2 Select an item.
Highlight the item you wish to move
and press J.
3 Position the item.
Press 1 or 3 to move the item up or
down in My Menu and press J.
Repeat Steps 2–3 to reposition
additional items.
4 Exit to My Menu.
Press the G button to return to My
Menu.
G button
Menu Guide 217
Recent Settings
To display the twenty most recently used settings, select
m RECENT SETTINGS for O MY MENU > Choose tab.
1 Select Choose tab.
In My Menu (O), highlight Choose
tab and press 2.
2 Select m RECENT SETTINGS.
Highlight m RECENT SETTINGS and
press J. The name of the menu will
change from “MY MENU” to “RECENT
SETTINGS.”
Menu items will be added to the top of the recent settings menu
as they are used. To view My Menu again, select O MY MENU for
m RECENT SETTINGS > Choose tab.
A Removing Items from the Recent Settings Menu
To remove an item from the recent settings menu, highlight it and
press the O (Q) button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press
O (Q) again to delete the selected item.
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Optional Flash Units
The camera can be used with optional external flash units.
Throughout this chapter, operations involving an accessory connected
to the camera are indicated by C, operations involving remote flash
units by f. For more information on f, see the manual provided with
the flash unit.
Flash Control Options
You can take pictures using a flash unit mounted on the camera
accessory shoe or one or more remote flash units.
Camera-Mounted Flash Units
Take pictures using a flash unit mounted on
the camera. See the camera and flash unit
manuals for details.
Remote Flash Photography
The following types of wireless flash control (Advanced Wireless
Lighting, or AWL) can be used with one or more remote flash
units:
• Optical AWL via a shoe-mounted flash unit (0 221)
Optional Flash Units 219
• Radio AWL (0 230)
• Radio AWL with additional lighting provided by a
shoe-mounted flash unit (0 240)
• Radio AWL, with optical AWL provided by a shoemounted flash unit (0 242)
Radio flash control is available only when the camera is
connected to a WR-R10 using a WR-A10 adapter.
220 Optional Flash Units
Optical AWL
Remote flash units can be controlled via
optical signals from an optional flash unit
mounted on the camera accessory shoe and
functioning as a master flash (optical AWL). If
the flash unit in question is an SB-5000 or
SB-500, settings can be adjusted from the
camera (see “SB-5000/SB-500”, 0 221); otherwise settings must
be adjusted using flash unit controls as described in the
documentation provided with the unit. For information on flash
placement and other topics, see the documentation provided
with the flash units.
SB-5000/SB-500
Mount the flash unit on the camera
accessory shoe and select Optical AWL
for Flash control > Wireless flash
options in the photo shooting menu.
Group flash settings can be adjusted
using Flash control > Remote flash
control; the Remote flash control item
for the SB-5000 also offers Quick wireless control and Remote
repeating settings. The options available are described below.
A The SB-5000
When an SB-5000 is mounted on the camera accessory shoe, Flash
control settings can also be changed using the controls on the flash
unit.
Optional Flash Units 221
❚❚ Group Flash
Select this option to adjust settings separately for each group.
1 C: Select Group flash for Flash
control > Remote flash control in
the photo shooting menu.
2 C: Select Group flash options.
Highlight Group flash options in the
flash control display and press 2.
3 C: Choose the flash control mode.
Choose the flash control mode and
flash level for the master flash and the
flash units in each group:
• TTL: i-TTL flash control.
• qA: Auto aperture (available only
with compatible flash units).
• M: Choose the flash level manually.
• – – (off): The units do not fire and the flash level cannot be
adjusted.
Choose a channel for the master flash.
If the remote flash units include an
SB-500, you must choose channel 3,
but otherwise you can choose any
channel between 1 and 4.
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4 f: Set the remote flash units to the same channel as the
master flash.
Set the remote flash units to the channel selected in Step 3.
5 f: Group the remote flash units.
Choose a group (A, B, or C, or if you are using an SB-500
master flash, A or B) for each remote flash unit. Although
there is no limit on the number of remote flash units that may
be used, the practical maximum is three per group. With
more than this number, the light emitted by the remote flash
units will interfere with performance.
6 C/f: Compose the shot.
Compose the shot and arrange the flash units. See the
documentation provided with the flash units for more
information. After arranging the units, press the test buttons
on the flash units to test-fire the flash and confirm that the
units are functioning normally. Flash units can also be test
fired by pressing the i button in the flash info display (0 243)
and selecting M Test flash.
7 C/f: Frame the photograph, focus, and shoot.
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❚❚ Quick Wireless Control (SB-5000 Only)
Select this option to control overall flash compensation for, and
the relative balance between, groups A and B, while setting
output for group C manually.
1 C: Select Quick wireless control for
Flash control > Remote flash
control in the photo shooting menu.
2 C: Select Quick wireless control
options.
Highlight Quick wireless control
options in the flash control display
and press 2.
3 C: Adjust flash settings.
Choose the balance between groups
A and B.
Adjust flash compensation for groups
A and B.
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Choose a flash control mode and flash
level for the units in group C:
• M: Choose the flash level manually.
• – –: The units in group C do not fire.
Choose a channel for the master flash.
If the remote flash units include an
SB-500, you must choose channel 3,
but otherwise you can choose any
channel between 1 and 4.
4 f: Set the remote flash units to the same channel as the
master flash.
Set the remote flash units to the channel selected in Step 3.
5 f: Group the remote flash units.
Choose a group (A, B, or C).
Although there is no limit on the number of remote flash
units that may be used, the practical maximum is three per
group. With more than this number, the light emitted by the
remote flash units will interfere with performance.
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6 C/f: Compose the shot.
Compose the shot and arrange the flash units. See the
documentation provided with the flash units for more
information. After arranging the units, press the test buttons
on the flash units to test-fire the flash and confirm that the
units are functioning normally. Flash units can also be test
fired by pressing the i button in the flash info display (0 243)
and selecting M Test flash.
7 C/f: Frame the photograph, focus, and shoot.
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❚❚ Remote Repeating (SB-5000 Only)
When this option is selected, the flash units fire repeatedly while
the shutter is open, producing a multiple-exposure effect.
1 C: Select Remote repeating for
Flash control > Remote flash
control in the photo shooting menu.
2 C: Select Remote repeating
options.
Highlight Remote repeating options
in the flash control display menu and
press 2.
3 C: Adjust flash settings.
Choose the flash level (Output), the
maximum number of times the flash
units fire (Times), and the number of
times the flash units fire per second
(Frequency).
Enable or disable selected groups.
Select ON to enable the selected
group, – – to disable the selected
group.
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Choose a channel for the master flash.
If the remote flash units include an
SB-500, you must choose channel 3,
but otherwise you can choose any
channel between 1 and 4.
4 f: Set the remote flash units to the same channel as the
master flash.
Set the remote flash units to the channel selected in Step 3.
5 f: Group the remote flash units.
Choose a group (A, B, or C) for each remote flash unit.
Although there is no limit on the number of remote flash
units that may be used, the practical maximum is three per
group. With more than this number, the light emitted by the
remote flash units will interfere with performance.
6 C/f: Compose the shot.
Compose the shot and arrange the flash units. See the
documentation provided with the flash units for more
information. After arranging the units, press the test buttons
on the flash units to test-fire the flash and confirm that the
units are functioning normally. Flash units can also be test
fired by pressing the i button in the flash info display (0 243)
and selecting M Test flash.
7 C/f: Frame the photograph, focus, and shoot.
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A Optical AWL
Position the sensor windows on the remote flash units to pick up the
light from the master flash (particular care is required if the camera is
not mounted on a tripod). Be sure that direct light or strong reflections
from the remote flash units do not enter the camera lens (in TTL mode)
or the photocells on the remote flash units (qA mode), as this may
interfere with exposure. To prevent low-intensity timing flashes
emitted by the master flash from appearing in photographs taken at
short range, choose low ISO sensitivities or small apertures (high fnumbers). After positioning the remote flash units, take a test shot and
view the results in the camera monitor.
Optional Flash Units 229
Radio AWL
To use radio AWL with compatible flash units,
attach a WR-R10 wireless remote controller to
the camera and establish a wireless
connection between the flash units and the
WR-R10.
Establishing a Wireless Connection
Before using radio AWL, establish a wireless connection
between the WR-R10 and the remote flash units.
1 C: Connect the WR-R10.
Connect the WR-R10 to the camera. For more information,
see the documentation provided with the WR-R10.
2 C: Select Radio AWL for Flash
control > Wireless flash options in
the photo shooting menu.
A The WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller
A WR-A10 adapter is required when using the WR-R10. Be sure to
update the WR-R10 firmware to version 3.0 or later; for information on
firmware updates, see the Nikon website for your area.
230 Optional Flash Units
3 C: Choose a channel.
Set the WR-R10 channel selector to
the desired channel.
4 C: Choose a link mode.
Select Wireless remote (WR)
options > Link mode in the setup
menu (0 180) and choose from the
following options:
• Pairing: The camera connects only to
devices with which it has previously
been paired, preventing signal interference from other
devices in the vicinity. Given that each device must be
paired separately, PIN is recommended when connecting
to a large number of devices.
• PIN: Communication is shared among all devices with the
same four-digit PIN, making this a good choice for
photography featuring a large number of remote devices. If
there are multiple cameras present that share the same PIN,
the flash units will be under the sole control of the camera
that connects first, preventing all other cameras from
connecting (the LEDs on the WR-R10 units connected to the
affected cameras will blink).
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5 f: Establish a wireless connection.
Set the remote flash units to radio AWL remote mode and set
the devices to the channel you selected in Step 3, then pair
each of the remote units with the WR-R10 according to the
option selected in Step 4:
• Pairing: Initiate pairing on the remote unit and press the
WR-R10 pairing button. Pairing is complete when the LINK
lamps on the WR-R10 and flash unit flash orange and green;
once a connection is established, the LINK lamp on the
remote flash unit will light green.
• PIN: Use the controls on the remote flash unit to enter the
PIN you selected in Step 4. The LINK lamp on the remote unit
will light green once a connection is established.
6 f: Confirm that the flash-ready lights for all flash units are lit.
In radio AWL, the flash-ready indicator will light in the camera
viewfinder or flash information display when all flash units
are ready.
A Listing Remote Flash Units
To view the flash units currently controlled using radio AWL, select
Flash control > Radio remote flash info in the photo shooting menu.
The identifier (“remote flash name”) for each unit can be changed
using flash unit controls.
Connected flash unit
Group
232 Optional Flash Units
Flash-ready indicator
A Reconnecting
As long as the channel, link mode, and other settings remain the same,
the WR-R10 will automatically connect to previously paired flash units
when you select remote mode and Steps 3–5 can be omitted. The flash
unit LINK lamp lights green when a connection is established.
Optional Flash Units 233
Adjusting Flash Settings
After selecting Radio AWL for Flash
control > Wireless flash options in the
photo shooting menu, select Group
flash, Quick wireless control, or
Remote repeating for Remote flash
control and adjust settings as described
below.
❚❚ Group Flash
Select this option to adjust settings separately for each group.
1 C: Select Group flash for Flash
control > Remote flash control in
the photo shooting menu.
2 C: Select Group flash options.
Highlight Group flash options in the
flash control display and press 2.
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3 C: Choose the flash control mode.
Choose the flash control mode and
flash level for the master flash and the
flash units in each group:
• TTL: i-TTL flash control.
• qA: Auto aperture (available only
with compatible flash units).
• M: Choose the flash level manually.
• – – (off): The units do not fire and the flash level cannot be
adjusted.
4 f: Group the remote flash units.
Choose a group (A–F) for each of the remote flash units. The
master flash can control up to 18 flash units in any
combination.
5 C/f: Compose the shot.
Compose the shot and arrange the flash units. See the
documentation provided with the flash units for more
information. After arranging the units, press the i button in
the flash info display (0 243) and select M Test flash to test
fire the units and confirm that they are functioning normally.
6 C: Frame the photograph, focus, and shoot.
Optional Flash Units 235
❚❚ Quick Wireless Control
Select this option to control overall flash compensation for, and
the relative balance between, groups A and B, while setting
output for group C manually.
1 C: Select Quick wireless control for
Flash control > Remote flash
control in the photo shooting menu.
2 C: Select Quick wireless control
options.
Highlight Quick wireless control
options in the flash control display
and press 2.
3 C: Adjust flash settings.
Choose the balance between groups
A and B.
Adjust flash compensation for groups
A and B.
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Choose a flash control mode and flash
level for the units in group C:
• M: Choose the flash level manually.
• – –: The units in group C do not fire.
4 f: Group the remote flash units.
Choose a group (A, B, or C). The master flash can control up to
18 flash units in any combination.
5 C/f: Compose the shot.
Compose the shot and arrange the flash units. See the
documentation provided with the flash units for more
information. After arranging the units, press the i button in
the flash info display (0 243) and select M Test flash to test
fire the units and confirm that they are functioning normally.
6 C: Frame the photograph, focus, and shoot.
Optional Flash Units 237
❚❚ Remote Repeating
When this option is selected, the flash units fire repeatedly while
the shutter is open, producing a multiple-exposure effect.
1 C: Select Remote repeating for
Flash control > Remote flash
control in the photo shooting menu.
2 C: Select Remote repeating
options.
Highlight Remote repeating options
in the flash control display menu and
press 2.
3 C: Adjust flash settings.
Choose the flash level (Output), the
maximum number of times the flash
units fire (Times), and the number of
times the flash units fire per second
(Frequency).
Enable or disable selected groups.
Select ON to enable the selected
group, – – to disable the selected
group.
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4 f: Group the remote flash units.
Choose a group (A–F) for each of the remote flash units. The
master flash can control up to 18 flash units in any
combination.
5 C/f: Compose the shot.
Compose the shot and arrange the flash units. See the
documentation provided with the flash units for more
information. After arranging the units, press the i button in
the flash info display (0 243) and select M Test flash to test
fire the units and confirm that they are functioning normally.
6 C: Frame the photograph, focus, and shoot.
Optional Flash Units 239
Adding a Shoe-Mounted Flash Unit
Radio-controlled flash units can be combined
with any of the following flash units mounted
on the camera accessory shoe:
• SB-5000: Before attaching the flash unit, set it
to radio-controlled master flash mode (a d
icon will appear at the top left corner of the
display) and choose group or remote repeating flash control.
Once the unit is attached, settings can be adjusted using the
controls on the flash unit or the options listed in the camera
menus under Group flash options > Master flash or under
“M” in the Remote repeating options display.
• SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600: Configure the flash for standalone use and use the controls on the flash unit to adjust flash
settings.
• SB-500, SB-400, SB-300: Mount the unit on the camera and adjust
settings using the camera Group flash options > Master flash
option.
240 Optional Flash Units
Flash Compensation
Flash compensation can be
used to adjust the level of the
master and remote flash units
by from −3 to +1 EV in steps of
1
/3 EV. To choose a value for flash
compensation, press the
W (M) button
W (M) button and rotate the
sub-command dial until the
desired value is displayed in the
control panel.
±0 EV
(W/M button pressed)
–0.3 EV
Sub-command
dial
+1.0 EV
When the master flash or a remote flash is set to TTL or qA and
flash compensation to a value other than ±0.0, a Y icon will be
displayed in the control panel and viewfinder and the current
value for flash compensation can be viewed by pressing W (M).
Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash
compensation to ±0.0. Flash compensation is not reset when the
camera is turned off.
A See Also
For information on:
• Choosing the size of the increments available for flash compensation,
see A > Custom Setting b3 (Exp./flash comp. step value, 0 115).
• Choosing whether flash compensation is applied in addition to
exposure compensation when the flash is used, see A > Custom
Setting e3 (Exposure comp. for flash, 0 127).
Optional Flash Units 241
Optical/Radio AWL
Optical and radio AWL can be used together.
Radio flash control is provided by a WR-R10
connected to the camera (requires WR-A10 WR
Adapter), optical control by an SU-800 flash
controller or an SB-910, SB-900, SB-800,
SB-700, or SB-500 flash unit mounted on the
camera accessory shoe. Before proceeding, establish a wireless
connection between the radio-controlled flash units and the
WR-R10. If an SB-500 is mounted on the camera accessory shoe,
select Optical/radio AWL for Flash control > Wireless flash
options in the photo shooting menu (0 42); with other flash
units or the SU-800, this option is selected automatically.
The only option available for Remote
flash control (0 43) will be Group flash.
Choose a group (A–F) for each of the
remote flash units. Place opticallycontrolled flash units in groups A
through C and radio-controlled units in
groups D through F (to display options
for groups D through F, press 1 or 3 in the group flash options
display).
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Viewing Flash Info
The camera can display flash info for SB-5000 and SB-500 flash
units mounted on the camera accessory shoe and configured as
a master flash for optical AWL, as well as for remote flash units
controlled via radio AWL using a WR-R10. To view flash info
during viewfinder photography, press the R button to display
shooting information and then press the R button again. The
information displayed varies with the flash control mode.
R button
A Changing Flash Settings
Flash settings can be changed by pressing
the i button in the flash info display. The
options available vary with the flash unit
and the settings selected. You can also testfire the flash.
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❚❚ Group Flash
1
2
3
5
6
4
1 Flash-ready indicator 1
2 Remote flash control ....................43
FP indicator.................................. 126
3 Remote flash control
mode 2 ................................. 222, 234
4 Group flash control mode 3 .........42
Group flash mode ............. 222, 234
Flash level (output)/
flash compensation......... 222, 234
5 Channel 2.............................. 222, 230
6 Link mode .................................... 180
❚❚ Quick Wireless Control
1
2
3
4
5
6
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7
8
1 Flash-ready indicator 1
2 Remote flash control ....................43
FP indicator.................................. 126
3 Remote flash control mode 2 ......42
4 A : B ratio ............................. 224, 236
5 Flash compensation ......... 224, 236
6 Group C flash control mode
and flash level (output)... 224, 236
7 Channel 2.............................. 224, 230
8 Link mode .................................... 180
❚❚ Remote Repeating
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Flash-ready indicator 1
Remote flash control ................... 43
Flash level (output) ........... 227, 238
Remote flash control mode 2 ..... 42
Number emitted (times)... 227, 238
Frequency............................ 227, 238
6 Group status
(enabled/disabled) .......... 227, 238
7 Channel 2 .............................. 227, 230
8 Link mode..................................... 180
1
2
3
4
5
1 Displayed in radio AWL when all flash units are ready.
2 Optical AWL is indicated by Y, radio AWL by Z, joint optical and radio AWL by Y and Z.
Optical AWL channel for joint optical and radio AWL is displayed only when SB-500 is used as
master flash.
3 Icons are displayed for each group when joint optical and radio AWL is used.
A Flash Info and Camera Settings
The flash information display shows
selected camera settings, including
exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture,
and ISO sensitivity.
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Technical Notes
Read this chapter for information on the camera exposure
program, on connecting to other devices, and on compatible
accessories.
Exposure Program
The exposure program for programmed auto is shown in the
following graph:
12
14
f/1
16 15
f/1.4
1
/3
16
17
18
19
f/5.6
f/8
20
f/2.8
f/1.4 − f/16
Aperture
f/2
f/4
21
f/11
22
f/16
23
f/22
f/32
13
11
9
10
8
7
5
6
3
4
2
0
1
-1
-4
-3
]
V
[E
-2
ISO 100; lens with maximum aperture of f/1.4 and minimum
aperture of f/16 (e.g., AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G)
30" 15" 8" 4"
2"
1"
1/2
1/4 1/8 1/15 1/30 1/60 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 1/4000 1/8000
Shutter speed (seconds)
The maximum and minimum values for EV vary with ISO
sensitivity; the above graph assumes an ISO sensitivity of ISO
100 equivalent. When matrix metering is used, values over
16 1/3 EV are reduced to 16 1/3 EV.
246 Technical Notes
Connections
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/
Technical Notes 247
Copying Pictures to the Computer
Before proceeding, be sure you have installed ViewNX-i (0 247).
1 Connect the USB cable.
After turning the camera off and ensuring that a memory
card is inserted, connect the supplied USB cable 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.
248 Technical Notes
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 macOS/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 macOS or OS X) and select
Nikon Transfer 2 as the application that opens when the camera is
detected.
Technical Notes 249
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.
250 Technical Notes
Ethernet and Wireless Networks
When connected to the camera via the supplied USB cable, the
optional WT-7 wireless transmitter (0 261) can be used for
connection to computers or ftp servers over wireless or Ethernet
networks.
❚❚ Mode Selection
The following modes are available when the camera is
connected to a network using an optional WT-7 wireless
transmitter:
Mode
FTP upload
Image transfer
Camera control
HTTP server
Function
Upload existing photos and movies to a computer
or ftp server, or upload new photos as they are
taken.
Control the camera using optional
Camera Control Pro 2 software and save new photos
and movies directly to the computer.
View and take pictures remotely using a browserequipped computer or smart device.
For information on using optional wireless transmitters, refer to
the manuals provided with the device. Be sure to update all
related software to the latest versions.
Technical Notes 251
D During Transfer
Features unavailable during transfer (either while images are being
transferred via Ethernet or wireless networks or while images remain
to be sent) include:
• Movie recording and playback
• Silent live view photography > On (Mode 2) in the photo shooting
menu (0 81)
A Movies
Movies can be uploaded in transfer mode if the camera is connected to
an Ethernet or a wireless network and Auto send or Send folder is not
selected for Network > Options.
D HTTP Server Mode
Features unavailable in http server mode include:
• On-camera movie recording and playback
• Silent live view photography > On (Mode 2) in the photo shooting
menu (0 81)
D Send Folder
If the folder selected for Network > Options > Send folder in the
setup menu contains more than 1000 files, only the first 1000 (starting
from the lowest file number) will be uploaded to the destination.
A Wireless Transmitters
The principal differences between the WT-7 and WT-7A/B/C are in the
number of channels supported; unless otherwise stated, all references
to the WT-7 also apply to the WT-7A/B/C.
252 Technical Notes
Printing Photographs
Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer
connected directly to the camera.
❚❚ Connecting the Printer
Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable. Do not use
force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
When the camera and printer are turned on, a welcome screen
will be displayed in the monitor, followed by a PictBridge
playback display.
D Selecting Photographs for Printing
Images created at image quality settings of NEF (RAW) or TIFF (RGB)
(0 46) cannot be selected for printing. JPEG copies of NEF (RAW)
images can be created using the NEF (RAW) processing option in the
retouch menu (0 197).
A Printing Via Direct USB Connection
Be sure the battery is fully charged or use an optional AC adapter and
power connector. When taking photographs to be printed via direct
USB connection, set Color space to sRGB (0 56).
A See Also
See the User's Manual for information on what to do if an error occurs
during printing.
Technical Notes 253
❚❚ Printing Pictures One at a Time
1 Display the desired picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Press the X button
to zoom in on the current frame (press K to exit zoom). To
view six pictures at a time, press the W (M) button. Use the
multi selector to highlight pictures, or press the X button to
display the highlighted picture full frame. To view images in
other locations, press W (M) when thumbnails are displayed
and select the desired card and folder.
2 Adjust printing options.
Press J to display the following items, then press 1 or 3 to
highlight an item and press 2 to view options (only options
supported by the current printer are listed; to use the default
option, select Printer default). After selecting an option,
press J to return to the printer settings menu.
Option
Page size
Description
Choose a page size.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed
No. of copies one at a time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of
copies (maximum 99).
Border
Choose whether to frame photos in white borders.
Choose whether to print the times and dates of
Print date
recordings on photos.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed
one at a time. To exit without cropping, highlight No
cropping and press J. To crop the current picture,
highlight Crop and press 2. A crop selection dialog
Cropping
will be displayed; press X to increase the size of the
crop, W (M) to decrease, and use the multi selector to
position the crop. Note that print quality may drop if
small crops are printed at large sizes.
254 Technical Notes
3 Start printing.
Select Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel
before all copies have been printed, press J.
❚❚ Printing Multiple Pictures
1 Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display.
2 Choose an option.
Highlight one of the following options and press 2.
• Print select: Select pictures for printing. Use the multi selector
to highlight pictures (to view images in other locations,
press W (M) and select the desired card and folder; to
display the current picture full screen, press and hold the X
button) and, keeping the L (Z/Q) button pressed, press
1 or 3 to choose the number of prints (maximum 99). To
deselect a picture, set the number of prints to zero.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the
memory card, proceed to Step 3. Note that if the memory
card contains more than 256 pictures, only the first 256
images will be printed. A warning will be displayed if the
page size selected in Step 3 is too small for an index print.
3 Adjust printing options.
Adjust printer settings as described in Step 2 of “Printing
Pictures One at a Time” (0 254).
4 Start printing.
Select Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel
before all copies have been printed, press J.
Technical Notes 255
Viewing Photographs on TV
The optional High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cable
(0 264) or a type C HDMI cable (available separately from thirdparty suppliers) can be used to connect the camera to highdefinition video devices. Always turn the camera off before
connecting or disconnecting an HDMI cable.
Connect to camera
Connect to high-definition device
(choose cable with connector for
HDMI device)
Tune the device to the HDMI channel, then turn the camera on
and press the K button. During playback, images will be
displayed on the television screen. Volume can be adjusted
using television controls; the camera controls cannot be used.
256 Technical Notes
❚❚ HDMI Options
The HDMI option in the setup menu (0 178) controls output
resolution and other advanced HDMI options.
Output Resolution
Choose the format for images output to
the HDMI device. If Auto is selected, the
camera will automatically select the
appropriate format.
External Recording Control
Enabling external recording control allows camera controls to be
used to start and stop recording when the camera is connected
via HDMI to a third-party recorder that supports the Atomos
Open Protocol (Atomos SHOGUN, NINJA, or SUMO-series
Monitor recorders). An icon will be displayed in the camera
monitor: A is displayed in movie live view, while B is
displayed during movie recording (note camera controls cannot
be used for movie recording when 3840 × 2160 or 1920 × 1080
slow-mo is selected for frame size; use the controls on the
recorder). During recording, check the recorder and recorder
display to ensure that footage is being saved to the device. Note
that depending on the recorder, you may need to adjust
recorder settings; for more information, see the manual
provided with the recorder.
Technical Notes 257
Advanced
Option
Description
Auto is recommended in most situations. If the camera
is unable to determine the correct RGB video signal
output range for the HDMI device, you can choose from
the following options:
• Limited range: For devices with an RGB video signal
Output range
input range of 16 to 235. Choose this option if you
notice loss of detail in shadows.
• Full range: For devices with an RGB video signal input
range of 0 to 255. Choose this option if shadows are
“washed out” or too bright.
Output display Choose horizontal and vertical frame coverage for
size
HDMI output from 95% or 100%.
If Off is selected when the camera is connected to an
HDMI device, shooting information will not be
Live view on- displayed in the monitor during live view photography.
screen display Note that regardless of the option selected, shooting
information is not displayed at movie frame sizes of
1920 × 1080 (slow-mo) or 3840 × 2160 (0 84).
Choose On to mirror the HDMI display on the camera
monitor, Off to turn the camera monitor off to save
power (note that regardless of the option selected, the
Dual monitor camera monitor remains on at movie frame sizes of
1920 × 1080 slow-mo or 3840 × 2160; 0 84). Dual
monitor turns on automatically when Live view onscreen display is Off.
258 Technical Notes
A Television Playback
Use of an AC adapter and power connector (available separately) is
recommended for extended playback. If the edges of photographs are
not visible in the television display, select 95% for HDMI > Advanced
> Output display size (0 258).
A Slide Shows
The Slide show option in the playback menu can be used for
automated playback (0 29).
D Dual Monitor
Regardless of the option chosen for Dual monitor, images will not be
displayed in the camera monitor if On (Mode 2) is selected for Silent
live view photography in the photo shooting menu (0 81).
A Using Third-Party Recording Devices
The following settings are recommended when using third-party
recorders:
• HDMI > Advanced > Output display size: 100%
• HDMI > Advanced > Live view on-screen display: Off
Technical Notes 259
Other Accessories
A variety of accessories are available for the D850.
Power sources • EN-EL15a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (0 189): Additional
EN-EL15a batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon service representatives. EN-EL15b/EN-EL15
batteries can also be used.
• MH-25a Battery Charger: The MH-25a can be used to
recharge EN-EL15a batteries. MH-25 battery chargers
can also be used.
• MB-D18 Multi-Power Battery Pack (0 149, 187, 188): The
MB-D18 is equipped with a shutter-release button,
Fn button, AF-ON button, multi selector, and main- and
sub-command dials for improved operation when
taking photographs in portrait (tall) orientation. When
attaching the MB-D18, remove the camera MB-D18
contact cover. A BL-5 battery-chamber cover and an
MH-26a or MH-26 battery charger are required when
using EN-EL18c batteries. EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and
EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. The maximum
frame advance rate varies with the battery type; the
figures below are the average maximum frame rates
available with continuous-servo AF, manual or shutterpriority auto exposure, a shutter speed of 1/250 s or faster,
and other settings at default values.
Release mode
Battery type
CH
CL
EN-EL15a/AA
7 fps
1– 6 fps
EN-EL18c
9 fps
1–8 fps
The number of pictures that can be taken in a single
burst also varies with the power source; for more
information, see “Buffer Capacity” (0 269).
260 Technical Notes
Power sources • EP-5B Power Connector, EH-5c and EH-5b AC Adapters: These
accessories can be used to power the camera for
extended periods. The EP-5B is required to connect the
camera to the EH-5c/EH-5b; see “Attaching a Power
Connector and AC Adapter” (0 271) for details. Note
that when the camera is used with an MB-D18, the
EP-5B must be inserted into the MB-D18, not the
camera. Do not attempt to use the camera with power
connectors inserted into both the camera and MB-D18.
Filters
• Filters intended for special-effects photography may
interfere with autofocus or the electronic rangefinder.
• The D850 cannot be used with linear polarizing filters.
Use the C-PL or C-PLII circular polarizing filter instead.
• Neutral Color (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.
Wireless
• WT-7 Wireless Transmitter: Use the WT-7 to upload pictures
transmitters
over a wireless network, to control the camera from a
(0 251)
computer running Camera Control Pro 2 (available
separately), or to take and browse pictures remotely
from a computer or smart device.
Note: A wireless network and some basic network knowledge is required
when using a wireless transmitter. Be sure to update the wireless transmitter
software to the latest version.
Technical Notes 261
Wireless
transmitters
(0 251)
• USB Cable Gaskets and Connector Covers: Use a UF-4 connector
cover for USB cables and UF3-RU14 USB cable gasket to
help prevent accidental disconnections. Before
connecting the cable, attach the UF-4 at the camera end
and the UF3-RU14 at the end that connects to the
wireless transmitter.
UF-4 (attaches to connector for camera)
UF3-RU14 (attaches to connector for WT-7)
262 Technical Notes
Wireless
remote
controllers
(0 180, 181)
Viewfinder
eyepiece
accessories
• WR-R10 Wireless Remote Controller/WR-T10 Wireless Remote
Controller: When a WR-R10 wireless remote controller is
attached to ten-pin remote terminal using a WR-A10
adapter, the camera can be controlled wirelessly using a
WR-T10 wireless remote controller. The WR-R10 can also
be used to control radio-controlled flash units.
• WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller: WR-1 units are used with
WR-R10 or WR-T10 wireless remote controllers or with
other WR-1 remote controllers, with the WR-1 units
functioning as either transmitters or receivers. For
example, a WR-1 can be attached to the ten-pin remote
terminal and used as a receiver, allowing the shutter to
be released remotely by another WR-1 acting as a
transmitter. A WR-A10 WR adapter is required when
using the WR-R10.
Note: Be sure the firmware for the WR-R10 and WR-1 has been updated to
the latest version. For information on firmware updates, see the Nikon
website for your area.
• DK-19 Rubber Eyecup: The DK-19 makes the image in the
viewfinder easier to see, preventing eye fatigue.
• DK-17C Diopter-Adjustment Viewfinder Lens: To accommodate
individual differences in vision, viewfinder lenses are
available with diopters of –3, –2, 0, +1, and +2 m–1. Use
diopter adjustment lenses only if the desired focus
cannot be achieved with the built-in diopter
adjustment control (–3 to +1 m–1). Test diopter
adjustment lenses before purchase to ensure that the
desired focus can be achieved.
• DK-17M Magnifying Eyepiece: The DK-17M magnifies the
view through the viewfinder by approximately 1.2 × for
greater precision when framing.
• DG-2 Eyepiece Magnifier: The DG-2 magnifies the scene at
the center of the viewfinder for more accurate focus.
DK-18 eyepiece adapter (available separately) required.
Technical Notes 263
Viewfinder
eyepiece
accessories
HDMI cables
(0 256)
Software
• DK-18 Eyepiece Adapter: The DK-18 is used when attaching
the DG-2 magnifier or DR-3 right-angle viewing
attachment to the D850.
• DK-14 Antifog Finder Eyepiece/DK-17A Antifog Finder Eyepiece:
These viewfinder eyepieces prevent fogging in humid
or cold conditions.
• DK-17F Fluorine-Coated Finder Eyepiece: The protective glass
features an easy-to-clean fluorine coating on both
surfaces.
• DR-5 Right-Angle Viewing Attachment/DR-4 Right-Angle Viewing
Attachment: The DR-5 and DR-4 attach to the viewfinder
eyepiece at a right angle, allowing the image in the
viewfinder to be viewed from above when the camera is
in the horizontal shooting position. The DR-5 supports
diopter adjustment and can also magnify the view
through the viewfinder by 2 × for greater precision
when framing (note that the edges of the frame will not
be visible when the view is magnified).
HC-E1 HDMI Cable: An HDMI cable with a type C connector
for connection to the camera and a type A connector for
connection to HDMI devices.
Camera Control Pro 2: Control the camera remotely from a
computer and save photographs directly to the
computer hard disk. When Camera Control Pro 2 is used
to capture photographs directly to the computer, a PC
connection indicator (c) will appear in the control
panel.
Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software; see the Nikon website for
your region for the latest information on supported operating systems. At
default settings, Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates to
Nikon software and firmware while you are logged in to an account on the
computer and the computer is connected to the Internet. A message is
automatically displayed when an update is found.
264 Technical Notes
Body caps
Remote
terminal
accessories
BF-1B Body Cap/BF-1A Body Cap: The body cap keeps the
mirror, viewfinder screen, and image sensor free of dust
when a lens is not in place.
The D850 is equipped with a ten-pin remote terminal for
remote control and automatic photography. The terminal
is provided with a cap, which protects the contacts when
the terminal is not in use. The following accessories can
be used (all lengths are approximate):
• MC-22 Remote Cord/MC-22A Remote Cord: Remote shutter
release with blue, yellow, and black terminals for
connection to a remote shutter-triggering device,
allowing control via sound or electronic signals (length
1 m/3 ft 4 in.).
• MC-30 Remote Cord/MC-30A Remote Cord: Remote shutter
release; can be used to reduce camera shake (length
80 cm/2 ft 8 in.).
• MC-36 Remote Cord/MC-36A Remote Cord: Remote shutter
release; can be used for interval timer photography or
to reduce camera shake or keep the shutter open during
a time exposure (length 85 cm/2 ft 10 in.).
• MC-21 Extension Cord/MC-21A Extension Cord: Can be
connected to ML-3 or MC-series 20, 22, 22A, 23, 23A, 25,
25A, 30, 30A, 36, or 36A. Only one MC-21 or MC-21A can
be used at a time (length 3 m/9 ft 11 in.).
• MC-23 Connecting Cord/MC-23A Connecting Cord: Connects two
cameras with ten-pin remote terminals for
simultaneous operation (length 40 cm/1 ft 4 in.).
• MC-25 Adapter Cord /MC-25A Adapter Cord: Ten-pin to two-pin
adapter cord for connection to devices with two-pin
terminals, including the MW-2 radio control set, MT-2
intervalometer, and ML-2 modulite control set (length
20 cm/8 in.).
Technical Notes 265
• WR-A10 WR Adapter: An adapter used to connect WR-R10
wireless remote controllers to cameras with ten-pin
remote terminals.
• GP-1 GPS Unit/GP-1A GPS Unit (0 179): Record latitude,
longitude, altitude, and UTC time with pictures. Note
that production of GP-1/GP-1A units has ended.
• ML-3 Modulite Remote Control Set: Allows infrared remote
control at ranges of up to 8 m (26 ft 3 in.).
Microphones • ME-1 Stereo Microphone: Connect the ME-1 to the camera
microphone jack to record stereo sound and reduce the
chance of picking up equipment noise (such as the
sounds produced by the lens during autofocusing).
• ME-W1 Wireless Microphone: Use this wireless Bluetooth
microphone for off-camera recording.
Accessory shoe BS-3 Accessory Shoe Cover/BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover: A cover
covers
protecting the accessory shoe. The accessory shoe is used
for optional flash units.
Availability may vary with country or region. See our website or brochures for the latest
information.
Remote
terminal
accessories
266 Technical Notes
A The HDMI/USB Cable Clip
To prevent accidental disconnection, attach the supplied clip to HDMI
cables or to the supplied USB cable as shown (the illustration shows
the USB cable; note that the clip may not fit all third-party HDMI
cables). Keep the monitor in the storage position when using the
cable clip.
HDMI cable goes
here
HDMI cable goes
here
HDMI cable goes
here
USB cable
HDMI cable and USB
cable used
simultaneously
Technical Notes 267
A Attaching and Removing the Accessory Shoe Cover
The accessory shoe cover (available
separately) slides into the accessory shoe as
shown.
To remove the cover, hold the camera firmly,
press the cover down with a thumb and slide
it in the direction shown.
A Attaching and Removing the Supplied Eyepiece
After closing the eyepiece shutter and
releasing the latch (q), lightly grasp the
supplied DK-17F eyepiece in two fingers and
rotate and remove as shown (w). To
reattach, rotate the eyepiece in the opposite
direction. Optional eyepieces can be
attached and removed in the same fashion.
268 Technical Notes
Buffer Capacity
Substituting an EN-EL18c battery inserted in an optional
MB-D18 multi-power battery pack for an EN-EL15a changes the
buffer capacity. The following table shows the maximum
number of exposures (as of September 2017) that can be stored
in the buffer in release mode CH at an ISO sensitivity of ISO 100
when a 64 GB Sony QD-G64E XQD card is inserted; actual
capacity varies with the card type and shooting conditions (for
example, buffer capacity may drop at image qualities marked
with “★” or if auto distortion control is on).
❚❚ FX (36×24) Image Area *
Image quality
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 12-bit
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 14-bit
TIFF (RGB)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
Image size
Large
Medium
Small
Large
Large
Large
Large
Large
Large
Medium
Small
Large
Medium
Small
Large
Medium
Small
Power source
EN-EL15a EN-EL18c
170
54
94
40
56
35
51
29
200
56
74
31
55
39
29
24
32
29
35
28
39
31
200
79
200
86
200
56
200
86
200
92
200
57
Technical Notes 269
Power source
EN-EL15a EN-EL18c
Large
200
108
JPEG basic
Medium
200
102
Small
200
59
* Includes images taken with non-DX lenses when On is selected for Auto DX crop.
Image quality
Image size
❚❚ DX (24 × 16) Image Area *
Power source
EN-EL15a EN-EL18c
Large
200
91
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 12-bit
Medium
200
56
Small
200
54
NEF (RAW), Lossless compressed, 14-bit
Large
200
45
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 12-bit
Large
200
102
NEF (RAW), Compressed, 14-bit
Large
200
48
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 12-bit
Large
200
72
NEF (RAW), Uncompressed, 14-bit
Large
200
43
Large
113
54
TIFF (RGB)
Medium
200
71
Small
200
73
Large
200
138
JPEG fine
Medium
200
152
Small
200
135
Large
200
165
JPEG normal
Medium
200
158
Small
200
143
Large
200
176
JPEG basic
Medium
200
166
Small
200
145
* Includes images taken with DX lenses when On is selected for Auto DX crop.
Image quality
270 Technical Notes
Image size
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter
Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power
connector and AC adapter.
1 Ready the camera.
Open the battery-chamber
(q) and power connector
(w) covers.
2 Insert the EP-5B power connector.
Be sure to insert the connector in the
orientation shown, using the
connector to keep the orange battery
latch pressed to one side. The latch
locks the connector in place when the
connector is fully inserted.
3 Close the batterychamber cover.
Position the power
connector cable so that it
passes through the power
connector slot and close
the battery-chamber cover.
Technical Notes 271
4 Connect the EH-5c/EH-5b AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC
adapter (e) and the power cable to the DC socket (r). A P
icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is powered
by the AC adapter and power connector.
272 Technical Notes
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