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Nikon COOLPIX B500 Quick Start Guide
DIGITAL CAMERA
Quick Start Guide
Introduction
Parts of the Camera
Getting Started
Basic Shooting and Playback Operations
Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
Other Functions
Technical Notes
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• Read this manual thoroughly before using the camera.
• To ensure proper use of the camera, be sure to read “For
Your Safety” (page vi).
• After reading this manual, keep it in a readily accessible
place for future reference.
Introduction
Read This First
Thank you for purchasing the Nikon COOLPIX B500 digital camera.
Downloading the “Reference Manual”
The Reference Manual (PDF format) provides details in various languages on how to use
this product. Download the Reference Manual from our Download Center at the URL
below and save it on your smart device or computer for reference.
• The Reference Manual can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader (downloadable
from the Adobe website) or iBooks (an iOS app).
Downloading Nikon Software
For Computer
Download the software from our Download Center at the URL below.
• ViewNX-i: This software enables you to transfer images and movies to your
computer for viewing and editing.
For Smart Device
• SnapBridge: When you establish a wireless connection, this app enables you to
upload images and movies to your smart device. See “Connecting to a Smart
Device (SnapBridge)” (A13) for information on how to download the app and
establish a connection.
Visit Our Download Center
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
Visit our website to download manuals for Nikon imaging
products, computer software, or firmware.
Nikon User Support
Visit the site below to register your camera and keep up-to-date with the latest product
information. You will find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and can contact us
for technical assistance.
http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
COOLPIX B500 Model Name: N1516
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Confirming the Package Contents
In the event that any items are missing, please contact the store where you purchased
the camera.
COOLPIX B500
Digital Camera
Camera Strap
LR6/L40 (AA-size)
alkaline batteries (×4)*
LC-CP31 Lens Cap
(with cord)
UC-E16 USB Cable
Quick Start Guide
(this manual)
Warranty (printed on the back cover of this manual)
* The included batteries are for trial use only.
NOTE: A memory card is not included with the camera. SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory
cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this manual.
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Information and Precautions
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and
education, continually updated information is available online at the following websites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these websites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers to
frequently asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography.
Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in your area. Visit the
website below for contact information.
http://imaging.nikon.com/
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon COOLPIX cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including battery chargers,
batteries, and AC adapters) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital
camera are engineered and proven to operate within the operational and safety
requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND
MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon
dealer.
Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the
camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon
will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
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About the Manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced, transmitted,
transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by
any means, without Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Illustrations and screen content shown in this manual may differ from the actual product.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software
described in these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate
and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the
attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).
Comply with Copyright Notices
Under copyright law, photographs or recordings of copyrighted works made with the
camera can not be used without the permission of the copyright holder. Exceptions apply
to personal use, but note that even personal use may be restricted in the case of
photographs or recordings of exhibits or live performances.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory cards
or built-in camera memory does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files
can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available
software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the
privacy of such data is the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, make
sure to reset all of the camera’s settings in Reset all in the setup menu (A22). After
resetting, erase all data in the device using commercial deletion software, or format the
device in Format memory or Format card in the setup menu (A22), then completely
refill it with images containing no private information (for example, images of empty sky).
Care should be taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying
memory cards.
Conformity Marking
Follow the procedure below to display some of the conformity markings that the
camera complies with.
Press the d button M z menu icon M Conformity marking M k button
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to property or injury to yourself or to others, read “For Your Safety”
in its entirety before using this product.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use this product will read them.
DANGER
Failure to observe the precautions marked
with this icon carries a high risk of death or
severe injury.
WARNING
Failure to observe the precautions marked
with this icon could result in death or
severe injury.
CAUTION
Failure to observe the precautions marked
with this icon could result in injury or
property damage.
WARNING
• Do not use while walking or operating a motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents or other injury.
• Do not disassemble or modify this product. Do not touch internal parts that
become exposed as the result of a fall or other accident. Failure to observe these
precautions could result in electric shock or other injury.
• Should you notice any abnormalities such as the product producing smoke, heat,
or unusual odors, immediately disconnect the batteries or power source.
Continued operation could result in fire, burns or other injury.
• Keep dry. Do not handle with wet hands. Do not handle the plug with wet hands.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not let your skin remain in prolonged contact with this product while it is on or
plugged in. Failure to observe this precaution could result in low-temperature
burns.
• Do not use this product in the presence of flammable dust or gas such as propane,
gasoline or aerosols. Failure to observe this precaution could result in explosion or
fire.
• Do not aim the flash at the operator of a motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
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• Keep this product out of reach of children. Failure to observe this precaution could
result in injury or product malfunction. In addition, note that small parts constitute
a choking hazard. Should a child swallow any part of this product, seek immediate
medical attention.
• Do not entangle, wrap or twist the straps around your neck. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
• Do not use batteries, chargers, or AC adapters not specifically designated for use
with this product. When using batteries, chargers, and AC adapters designated for
use with this product, do not:
- Damage, modify, forcibly tug or bend the cords or cables, place them under
heavy objects, or expose them to heat or flame.
- Use travel converters or adapters designed to convert from one voltage to
another or with DC-to-AC inverters.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug when using the AC adapter during thunderstorms. Failure
to observe this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not handle with bare hands in locations exposed to extremely high or low
temperatures. Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or frostbite.
CAUTION
• Turn this product off when its use is prohibited. Disable wireless features when the
use of wireless equipment is prohibited. The radio-frequency emissions produced
by this product could interfere with equipment onboard aircraft or in hospitals or
other medical facilities.
• Remove the batteries and disconnect the AC adapter if this product will not be
used for an extended period. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire
or product malfunction.
• Do not touch moving parts of the lens or other moving parts. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in injury.
• Do not fire the flash in contact with or in close proximity to the skin or objects.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire.
• Do not leave the product where it will be exposed to extremely high
temperatures, for an extended period such as in an enclosed automobile or in
direct sunlight. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or product
malfunction.
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DANGER for Batteries
• Do not mishandle batteries. Failure to observe the following precautions could
result in the batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire:
- Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
- Do not expose batteries to flame or excessive heat.
- Do not disassemble.
- Do not short circuit the terminals by touching them to necklaces, hairpins, or
other metal objects.
- Do not expose batteries or the products in which they are inserted to powerful
physical shocks.
• Recharge all EN-MH2 rechargeable batteries in each pack of four simultaneously.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• If battery liquid comes into contact with the eyes, rinse with plenty of clean water
and seek immediate medical attention. Delaying action could result in eye injuries.
WARNING for Batteries
• Do not remove or damage the battery casing. Never use batteries with damaged
casing. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• Keep batteries out of reach of children. Should a child swallow a battery, seek
immediate medical attention.
• Do not immerse this product in water or expose to rain. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or product malfunction. Immediately dry the
product with a towel or similar object should it become wet.
• Discontinue use immediately should you notice any changes in the batteries, such
as discoloration or deformation. Cease charging EN-MH2 rechargeable batteries if
they do not charge in the specified period of time. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in the batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or
catching fire.
• Insert batteries in the correct orientation. Do not mix old and new batteries or
batteries of different types. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the
batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• Prior to disposal, insulate battery terminals with tape. Overheating, rupture, or fire
may result should metal objects come into contact with the terminals. Recycle or
dispose of batteries in accord with local regulations.
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• If battery liquid comes into contact with a person’s skin or clothing, immediately
rinse the affected area with plenty of clean water. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in skin irritation.
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Parts of the Camera
The Camera Body
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Zoom control
f : Wide-angle
g : Telephoto
h : Thumbnail playback
i : Playback zoom
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Shutter-release button
14 c (playback) button
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Power switch/power-on lamp
15 Multi selector
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Mode dial
16 k (apply selection) button
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Flash
17 l (delete) button
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m (flash pop-up) button
18 d (menu) button
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N-Mark (NFC antenna)
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Side zoom control
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q (snap-back zoom) button
11 s (display) button
12 Flash lamp
13 b (e movie-record) button
Parts of the Camera
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Getting Started
How to Attach the Camera Strap and Lens Cap
Attach the lens cap to the camera strap, and then attach the strap to the camera.
Attach the strap at two places.
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Lens Cap
• When the camera is not in use, attach the lens cap to the lens to protect it.
• If you turn on the camera without removing the lens cap, the message “Turn the camera
off and then on again.” is displayed. Remove the lens cap, and turn the camera off and
then on again.
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Getting Started
Inserting the Batteries and Memory Card
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Memory card slot
• Hold the camera upside down to prevent the batteries from falling out, confirm
that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals of the batteries are oriented
correctly, and insert the batteries.
• Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place (5).
• Be careful not to insert the batteries or memory card upside-down or backward, as
this could cause a malfunction.
• When closing the cover, slide it while securely holding down the area marked 7.
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Formatting a Memory Card
The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this
camera, make sure to format it with this camera.
• Note that formatting a memory card permanently deletes all images and other
data on the memory card. Be sure to make copies of any images you wish to keep
before formatting the memory card.
• Insert the memory card into the camera, press the d button, and select Format card in
the setup menu (A22).
Applicable Batteries
• Four LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (included batteries)
• Four FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
• Four EN-MH2 Rechargeable Ni-MH (nickel metal hydride) batteries
EN-MH1 Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
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Notes About the Batteries
• Do not combine old and new batteries or batteries of different makes or types.
• Batteries with the following defects cannot be used:
Batteries with peeling
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Batteries with insulation
that does not cover the
area around the
negative terminal
Batteries with a flat
negative terminal
Notes About EN-MH2 Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
When using EN-MH2 batteries with the camera, charge four batteries at a time using MH-73
Battery Charger (A28).
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Alkaline Batteries
Performance of alkaline batteries may vary greatly depending on the brand.
Removing the Batteries or Memory Card
Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp and screen have turned
off, and then open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
• Gently push the memory card into the camera to partially eject the memory card.
• Be careful when handling the camera, batteries, and memory card immediately
after using the camera, as they may be hot.
Memory Cards and Internal Memory
Camera data, including images and movies, can be saved either on a memory card or
in the camera’s internal memory. To use the camera’s internal memory, remove the
memory card.
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Getting Started
Changing the Angle of the Monitor
The angle of the monitor can be lowered down to approx. 85° or raised upward to
approx. 90°.
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Notes About the Monitor
• Do not apply excessive force when changing the angle of the monitor.
• The monitor cannot be moved to the left or right.
• Put the monitor back in the original position when using in normal situations.
Getting Started
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Camera Setup
Remove the lens cap before turning on the camera.
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Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
• Use the multi selector to select and adjust settings.
Power switch
Multi selector
Up
Left
k button
(apply selection)
d button
• A language selection dialog will be displayed. Press
HI on the multi selector to highlight a language
and press the k button to select.
• The language can be changed at any time using
the setup menu (A22) M Language.
Right
Down
Language
Cancel
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When the dialog at right is displayed,
follow the instructions below and press
the d button or k button.
Use SnapBridge to send photos to your
smart device and share them online.
• If you will not establish a wireless connection with
To skip this screen and set SnapBridge
a smart device: Press the d button and proceed
later from the Network menu, press
MENU.
to step 3.
Later
Set
• If you will establish a wireless connection with a
smart device: Press the k button. See “Connecting
to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)” (A13) for information about the setup procedure.
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When prompted to set the camera clock, press HI to highlight
Yes and press the k button.
Getting Started
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Highlight your home time zone and
press the k button.
London, Casablanca
• Press H to set daylight saving time. When it is on,
the time is one hour earlier and W is displayed at
the top of the map. Press I to turn daylight saving
time off.
Back
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Press HI to select a date format and press the k button.
Enter the current date and time and
press the k button.
• Press JK to highlight items and press HI to
change.
• Press the k button to set the clock.
Date and time
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M
Y
01 01 2016
h
m
00 00
Edit
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When prompted, select Yes and press the k button.
• Setup is complete when the camera switches to the shooting screen.
• The time zone and date can be changed at any time using the setup menu (A22)
M Time zone and date.
Getting Started
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Basic Shooting and Playback
Operations
Shooting Images
A (auto) mode is used here as an example. A (auto) mode enables you to perform
general shooting in a variety of shooting conditions.
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Rotate the mode dial to A.
• Battery level indicator
b: The battery level is high.
B: The battery level is low.
• Number of exposures remaining
C is displayed when no memory card is inserted in
the camera, and images are saved in the internal
memory.
• Press the s (display) button to switch the
information displayed on the screen each time.
25m 0s
3200
Battery level indicator
Number of exposures
remaining
2
Hold the camera steady.
• Keep fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF-assist illuminator,
microphone, and speaker.
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Frame the picture.
• Move the zoom control or the side zoom control to change the zoom lens position.
• If you lose sight of the subject while shooting with the lens in telephoto position,
press the q (snap-back zoom) button to temporarily widen the visible area so that
you can frame the subject more easily.
Zoom out
Zoom in
Zoom in
Zoom out
q button
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Press the shutter-release button
halfway.
• To press the shutter-release button “halfway”
means to press and hold the button at the point
where you feel a slight resistance.
• When the subject is in focus, the focus area or
focus indicator is displayed in green.
• When you are using digital zoom, the camera
focuses in the center of the frame and the focus
area is not displayed.
• If the focus area or focus indicator flashes, the
camera is unable to focus. Modify the composition
and try pressing the shutter-release button halfway
again.
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Focus area
Without lifting your finger, press the
shutter-release button all the way
down.
Notes About Saving Images or Movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the
remaining recording time flashes while images or movies are being saved. Do not open
the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover or remove the batteries or memory
card while an indicator is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the
camera or the memory card.
Basic Shooting and Playback Operations
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The Auto Off Function
• When no operations are performed for about one minute, the screen turns off, the camera
enters standby mode, and then the power-on lamp flashes. The camera turns off after
remaining in standby mode for about three minutes.
• To turn the screen back on while the camera is in standby mode, perform an operation
such as pressing the power switch or shutter-release button.
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When Using a Tripod
• We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera in the following situations:
- When the flash is lowered in dark locations or when using a shooting mode in which the
flash does not fire
- When the zoom is at a telephoto position
• When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting, set Photo VR to Off in the
setup menu (A22) to prevent potential errors caused by this function.
Using the Flash
In situations where a flash is needed, such as in dark
locations or when the subject is backlit, press the m (flash
pop-up) button to raise the flash.
• When not using the flash, gently push to lower the flash
until it clicks shut.
Recording Movies
Display the shooting screen and press the b (e
movie-record) button to start recording a movie. Press
the b (e) button again to end recording.
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Basic Shooting and Playback Operations
Playing Back Images
1
Press the c (playback) button to enter
playback mode.
• If you press and hold down the c button while
the camera is turned off, the camera turns on in
playback mode.
2
Use the multi selector to select an
image to display.
• Press and hold down HIJK to scroll through
the images quickly.
• Press the s (display) button to switch the
information displayed on the screen each time.
• To play back a recorded movie, press the k button.
• To return to shooting mode, press the c button
or shutter-release button.
• When e is displayed in full-frame playback
mode, you can press the k button to apply an
effect to the image.
Display the previous image
Display the next image
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• Move the zoom control toward g (i)
in full-frame playback mode to zoom
in on an image.
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• In full-frame playback mode, move
the zoom control toward f (h) to
switch to thumbnail playback mode
and display multiple images on the
screen.
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Deleting Images
1
Press the l (delete) button to delete
the image currently displayed on the
screen.
2
Use the multi selector HI to select the
desired deletion method and press the
k button.
• To exit without deleting, press the d button.
Delete
Current image
Erase selected images
All images
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Select Yes and press the k button.
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
Erase 1 image?
Yes
No
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Deleting Images in a Sequence
• Images captured continuously, or with the multiple exp.
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lighten, creative mode, or self-collage function, are saved
as a sequence, and only one image in the sequence (the
key picture) is displayed in playback mode (default
setting).
• If you press the l button while a key picture is displayed
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deleted.
• To delete individual images in a sequence, press the k button to display them one at a
time and press the l button.
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Deleting the Image Captured While in Shooting Mode
When using shooting mode, press the l button to delete the last image that was saved.
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Basic Shooting and Playback Operations
Connecting to a Smart Device
(SnapBridge)
Installing the SnapBridge App
When you install the SnapBridge app and establish a wireless
connection between a SnapBridge-supported camera and smart
device, you can upload images captured with the camera to the smart
device, or use the smart device to release the camera shutter (A17).
• Procedures are described using the SnapBridge app Version 2.0. Use
the latest version of the SnapBridge app. The operating procedures may vary
depending on the camera’s firmware, version of the SnapBridge app, or OS of the
smart device.
• See the documentation provided with the smart device for information on how to
use it.
1
Install the SnapBridge app on the smart device.
• Download the app from the Apple App Store® for iOS, and from Google Play™ for
Android™. Search for “snapbridge” and then install it.
• Visit the applicable download site for more information about supported OS
versions.
• The “SnapBridge 360/170 app” cannot be used with this camera.
2
Enable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on the smart device.
• Use the SnapBridge app to connect to the camera. You cannot connect
from the Bluetooth settings screen on the smart device.
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Screens in the SnapBridge App
1 You can view notices from Nikon and the SnapBridge
app Help, as well as configure the app’s settings.
2 Primarily perform connection settings for smart
devices and cameras.
3 You can view, delete, or share images downloaded
from the camera.
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2
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Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
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Connecting the Camera and a Smart Device
• Use a sufficiently charged battery so that the camera does not turn off during the
procedure.
• Insert a memory card with sufficient free space into the camera.
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Camera: Select Network menu (A22)
M Connect to smart device, and press
the k button.
Airplane mode
Connect to smart device
Send while shooting
• The dialog in step 2 is displayed when you turn on
the camera for the first time. This step is
unnecessary in such cases.
2
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Restore default settings
Camera: Press the k button when the
dialog on the right is displayed.
Use SnapBridge to send photos to your
smart device and share them online.
To skip this screen and set SnapBridge
later from the Network menu, press
MENU.
Later
• A dialog prompting you whether to use the NFC
function is displayed. If you will use the NFC
function, touch the NFC antenna of the smart
device to Y (N-mark) on the camera. When Start
pairing? is displayed on the smart device, tap OK
and proceed to step 6. If you will not use the NFC
function, press the k button.
NFC enabled devices: touch
the camera to the smart device.
Non-NFC enabled devices: press OK.
Cancel
3
Camera: Confirm that the dialog on the
right is displayed.
• Prepare the smart device and proceed to the next
step.
Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
Next
App
SnapBridge
Camera
On your smart device, go to the app
store and search for SnapBridge. After
installing, open the SnapBridge app.
Cancel
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Set
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Smart device: Launch the SnapBridge app and
tap Pair with camera.
• When the dialog to select a camera is displayed, tap the
camera you want to connect to.
• If you did not connect to the camera by tapping Skip at
the upper-right of the screen when launching the
SnapBridge app for the first time, tap Pair with camera in
the A tab and proceed to step 5.
5
Smart device: In the Pair with camera screen,
tap the camera name.
• For iOS, if a dialog explaining the procedure is displayed
when connecting, confirm the details and tap
Understood (if it is not displayed, scroll down the screen).
Tap the camera name again when the screen to select an
accessory is displayed (it may take some time for the
camera name to be displayed.).
6
Camera/smart device:
Confirm that the
camera and smart
device display the
same number (six
digits).
Auth. code
123456
Confirm that the same authentication
code is displayed on the smart device
and press OK.
Cancel
OK
• For iOS, the number may
not be displayed on the smart device depending on the OS version. Proceed to step
7 in such cases.
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Camera/smart device: Press the
k button on the camera and
PAIR in the SnapBridge app.
Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
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Camera/smart device: Finish the connection settings.
Camera: Press the k button when the dialog on the
right is displayed.
Smart device: Tap OK when the dialog indicating that
pairing is complete is displayed.
Your camera and smart device are
connected!
SnapBridge will send your photos to
your smart device as they are taken.
Next
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Camera: Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
setup process.
• To record location data with photographs, select Yes when prompted and enable
the location data features. Enable location data features on the smart device, and in
the A tab of the SnapBridge app M Auto link options M enable Synchronize
location data.
• You can synchronize the camera clock to the time reported by the smart device by
selecting Yes when prompted. In the A tab of the SnapBridge app M Auto link
options M enable Synchronize clocks.
Connecting the camera and smart device is complete.
Still images captured with the camera are automatically uploaded to the
smart device.
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To Learn More About Using the SnapBridge App and the Camera
• See the online help for details on how to use the SnapBridge app (after connecting, refer
to the SnapBridge app menu M Help).
https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html
• See the documentation “Reference Manual” (PDF format) provided with the camera for
details on how to use it. You can download it from the Download Center.
http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
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If the Connection Is Unsuccessful
• If the camera displays Could not connect. when connecting
- Press the k button and repeat the procedure from step 2 (A14) in “Connecting the
Camera and a Smart Device” to connect again.
- Press the d button to cancel the connection.
• The issue may be solved by relaunching the app. Close the SnapBridge app completely
and then tap the app icon again to launch it. When the app launches, repeat the
procedure from step 1 (A14) in “Connecting the Camera and a Smart Device.”
• If the camera cannot connect and an error occurs in iOS, the camera may be registered as
a device in iOS. Launch the iOS settings app and deregister the device (camera name) in
such cases.
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Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
Disabling or Enabling the Wireless Connection
Use any of the following methods to disable or enable the connection.
• Switch the setting in Network menu M Airplane mode in the camera. You can
set it to On to turn off all communication functions in places where wireless
communication is prohibited.
• Switch the setting in Network menu M Bluetooth M Connection in the
camera.
• Switch the setting in the A tab M Auto link options M Auto link in the
SnapBridge app.
You can reduce battery consumption of the smart device by disabling this setting.
Image Upload and Remote Photography
Image Upload
There are three ways to upload images.
Automatically upload images
to the smart device every time
they are captured1, 2
Network menu in the camera M Send while
shooting M set Still images to Yes.
Movies cannot be uploaded automatically.
Select images in the camera
and upload them to the smart
device1, 2
Playback menu in the camera M use Mark for
upload to select images.
Movies cannot be selected for upload.
Use the smart device to select
images in the camera and
download them to the smart
device
A tab in the SnapBridge app M tap Download
pictures.
A dialog related to Wi-Fi connections is displayed. Tap
OK3 and select images.
1
2
The size of images that are uploaded is 2 megapixels.
When Network menu M Bluetooth M Send while off in the camera is set to On,
images are uploaded to the smart device automatically even when the camera is turned
off.
3
Depending on the iOS version, you must select the camera SSID when you tap OK.
See “If a Dialog Related to Wi-Fi Connections Is Displayed in iOS” (A18).
B
Notes About When in a Wi-Fi Connection
• If the smart device enters sleep mode or you switch from the SnapBridge app to another
app, the Wi-Fi connection will be disconnected.
• Some functions of the SnapBridge app cannot be used during a
Wi-Fi connection. To cancel a Wi-Fi connection, tap the A tab
M F M Yes.
Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
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Remote Photography
You can tap the A tab in the SnapBridge app M Remote photography to release
the camera shutter using a smart device.
• Follow the instructions in the SnapBridge app to switch to a Wi-Fi connection. In
iOS, a dialog related to Wi-Fi connections may be displayed. In such a case, see “If a
Dialog Related to Wi-Fi Connections Is Displayed in iOS” (A18).
If a Dialog Related to Wi-Fi Connections Is Displayed in
iOS
The SnapBridge app normally connects the camera and smart device via Bluetooth.
However, switch to a Wi-Fi connection when using Download pictures or remote
photography. Depending on the iOS version, you must switch the connection
manually. In such a case, use the following procedure to set the connection.
1
Write down the camera SSID (camera name at
default) and password displayed in the smart
device, and then tap View options.
• You can change the SSID or password by using Network
menu M Wi-Fi M Network settings in the camera. To
protect your privacy, we recommend that you change the
password regularly. Disable the wireless connection when
changing the password (A17).
2
Select the SSID you wrote down in step 1 from
the list of connections.
• When you connect for the first time, input the password
you wrote down in step 1 while taking note of uppercase
and lowercase characters. Inputting the password is
unnecessary after the first time connecting.
• The Wi-Fi connection is complete when G is displayed
next to the camera SSID as shown in the screen on the
right. Return to the SnapBridge app and operate the app.
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Connecting to a Smart Device (SnapBridge)
Other Functions
Selecting a Shooting Mode
You can rotate the mode dial to align the desired shooting mode with the indicator
mark on the camera body.
• A (Auto) mode
Select this mode to perform general shooting in a variety of shooting conditions.
• y, o, j, e, o, d (Scene) modes
Select any one of scene modes based on the shooting conditions, and you can
take pictures with the appropriate settings for those conditions.
- y: Press the d button and select a scene mode.
- o (scene auto selector): The camera recognizes the shooting conditions when
you frame a picture, and you can take pictures in accordance with the conditions.
- j (night landscape): Use this mode to shoot night landscapes.
- e (night portrait): Use this mode to shoot evening and night portraits that
include background scenery.
- o (backlighting): Use this mode to shoot backlit subjects.
- d (sports): Use this mode to shoot sports photos.
• s (Creative) mode
The camera saves four images with effects and one image without effects
simultaneously in one shot.
• F (Smart portrait) mode
Use glamour retouch to enhance human faces during shooting, and use the smile
timer or self-collage function to take pictures.
• M (Short movie show) mode
The camera creates a short movie that is up to 30 seconds long (e 1080/30p or
S 1080/25p) by recording and automatically combining multiple movie clips
that are several seconds long.
Other Functions
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C
Help Display
The descriptions of functions are displayed while changing the shooting mode or while the
setting screen is displayed.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to quickly switch to shooting mode. You can show
or hide the descriptions using Help display in Monitor settings in the setup menu.
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Other Functions
Setting Shooting Functions with the Multi
Selector
When the shooting screen is displayed, you can press the multi selector H (m) J (n)
I (p) K (o) to set the functions described below.
• m Flash mode
When the flash is raised, the flash mode can be set according to shooting
conditions.
• n Self-timer, Self-portrait timer
The camera releases the shutter when the set number of seconds elapses after you
press the shutter-release button.
• p Macro mode
Use macro mode when you take close-up pictures.
• o Exposure compensation
You can adjust overall image brightness.
The functions that can be set vary depending on the shooting mode.
Other Functions
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Menu Operations
You can set the menus listed below by pressing the d (menu) button.
•
•
•
•
•
A Shooting menu1, 2
D Movie menu1
G Playback menu3
J Network menu
z Setup menu
1
2
3
Press the d button when the shooting screen is displayed.
Menu icons and available setting options vary depending on the shooting mode.
Press the d button when the playback screen is displayed. Menu icons and available
setting options vary depending on the playback mode.
1
Press the d (menu) button.
• The menu is displayed.
2
Press the multi selector J.
• The current menu icon is displayed in
yellow.
Shooting menu
Image mode
White balance
Continuous
ISO sensitivity
AF area mode
Autofocus mode
Menu icons
3
Select a menu icon and press
the k button.
Time zone and date
• The menu options become
selectable.
Date stamp
Set up
Monitor settings
Photo VR
AF assist
Digital zoom
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Other Functions
4
Select a menu option and
press the k button.
• Certain menu options cannot be set
depending on the current shooting
mode or the state of the camera.
Time zone and date
Monitor settings
Date stamp
Photo VR
AF assist
Digital zoom
5
Select a setting and press the
k button.
• The setting you selected is applied.
• When you are finished using the
menu, press the d button.
• When a menu is displayed, you can
switch to shooting mode by pressing
the shutter-release button or b (e)
button.
Date stamp
Date
Date and time
Off
Other Functions
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Technical Notes
Notices
Notices for Customers in Europe
This symbol indicates that electrical and electronic equipment is to be
collected separately.
The following apply only to users in European countries:
• This product is designated for separate collection at an appropriate
collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.
• Separate collection and recycling helps conserve natural resources and
prevent negative consequences for human health and the environment that might
result from incorrect disposal.
• For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste
management.
This symbol on the batteries indicates that the batteries are to be collected
separately.
The following apply only to users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not
dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste
management.
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Technical Notes
Notes About Wireless Communication
Functions
Restrictions on Wireless Devices
The wireless transceiver included in this product conforms to wireless regulations in
the country of sale and is not for use in other countries (products purchased in the EU
or EFTA can be used anywhere within the EU and EFTA). Nikon does not accept
liability for use in other countries. Users who are unsure as to the original country of
sale should consult with their local Nikon service center or Nikon-authorized service
representative. This restriction applies to wireless operation only and not to any other
use of the product.
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. Nikon is not responsible for data or information leaks that may occur
during data transfer.
• Do not access networks that you are not permitted to use, even if they are
displayed on your smartphone or tablet. Doing so may be regarded as
unauthorized access. Only access networks that you are permitted to use.
Personal Information Management and Disclaimer
• User information registered and configured on the product, including wireless LAN
connection settings and other personal information, is susceptible to alteration
and loss resulting from operational error, static electricity, accident, malfunction,
repair or other handling. Always keep separate copies of important information.
Nikon is not responsible for any direct or indirect damages or lost profits resulting
from alteration or loss of content that is not attributable to Nikon.
• Before discarding this product or transferring it to another owner, perform Reset
all in the setup menu (A22) to delete all user information registered and
configured with the product, including wireless LAN connection settings and other
personal information.
• Nikon is not responsible for any damages resulting from unauthorized use of this
product by third parties in the event that the product is stolen or lost.
Technical Notes
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Precautions when Exporting or Carrying This Product Abroad
This product is controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations
(EAR). The permission of the United States government is not required for export to
countries other than the following, which as of this writing are subject to embargo or
special controls: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria (list subject to change).
Notice for Customers in Europe
Declaration of Conformity (Europe)
Hereby, Nikon Corporation declares that the radio equipment type COOLPIX B500 is in
compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet
address: https://imaging.nikon.com/support/pdf/DoC_B500.pdf.
• Maximum output power:
- Wi-Fi: 16.8 dBm (EIRP)
- Bluetooth: 7.8 dBm (EIRP)
- Bluetooth Low Energy: 7.8 dBm (EIRP)
• Operating frequency:
- Wi-Fi: 2412–2462 MHz (1–11 channels)
- Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
- Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
- NFC: 13.56 MHz
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Technical Notes
Caring for the Product
Observe the precautions described below in addition to the warnings in “For Your
Safety” (Avi–ix) when using or storing the device.
The Camera
Do Not Apply Strong Impact to the Camera
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration. In addition, do not
touch or apply force to the lens.
Keep Dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building on a
cold day, can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent condensation, place
the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it to sudden changes in
temperature.
Keep Away from Strong Magnetic Fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong
electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Doing so could result in loss of data or camera
malfunction.
Do Not Point the Lens at Strong Light Sources for Extended Periods
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources for extended periods when
using or storing the camera. Intense light may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or
produce a white blur effect in photographs.
Turn the Product Off Before Removing or Disconnecting the Power Source or
Memory Card
Do not remove the batteries while the product is on, or while images are being saved or
deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in
damage to the memory card or internal circuitry.
Notes About the Monitor
• Monitors (including electronic viewfinders) are constructed with extremely high precision;
at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being missing or defective.
Hence while these displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or
green) or always off (black), this is not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded
with the device.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or malfunction. Should
the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken glass and to
prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes or
mouth.
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Batteries
Precautions for Use
• Note that the batteries may become hot after use.
• Do not use batteries beyond their recommended expiration date.
• Do not turn the camera on and off repeatedly if discharged batteries are inserted in the
camera.
Carrying Spare Batteries
We recommend carrying spare batteries depending on where you are shooting. It may be
difficult to purchase batteries in certain areas.
Charging Batteries
If using optional rechargeable batteries, charge the batteries before taking pictures. Batteries
are not fully charged at the time of purchase.
Be sure to read and follow the warnings noted in the operating instructions included with
the battery charger.
Charging Rechargeable Batteries
• Do not mix batteries with different amounts of charge remaining, or batteries of a
different make or model.
• When using EN-MH2 batteries with this camera, charge four batteries at a time using MH-73
Battery Charger. Use only MH-73 Battery Charger to charge EN-MH2 batteries.
• When using MH-73 Battery Charger, only charge EN-MH2 batteries.
• EN-MH1 Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries cannot be used.
Notes About Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
• If you repeatedly charge rechargeable Ni-MH batteries while they still have some charge
remaining, the message Battery exhausted. may be displayed prematurely when using
the batteries. This is due to the “memory effect,” in which the amount of charge the
batteries can hold decreases temporarily. Use the batteries until there is no charge
remaining and they will return to their normal behavior.
• Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries discharge even when not being used. We recommend
charging the batteries just before using them.
Using the Batteries When Cold
On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. If exhausted batteries are used at a
low temperature, the camera may not turn on. Keep spare batteries in a warm place and
exchange as necessary. Once warmed, cold batteries may recover some of their charge.
Battery Terminals
Dirt on the battery terminals may prevent the camera from functioning. Should the battery
terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
Remaining Battery Charge
If you insert discharged batteries into the camera, the camera may indicate that the batteries
have adequate charge remaining. This is a characteristic of batteries.
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Technical Notes
Recycling Used Batteries
Replace the batteries when they no longer hold a charge. Used batteries are a valuable
resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance with local regulations.
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Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Lens
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a
blower (typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that
is pumped to produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove
fingerprints or other stains that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the
lens with a soft cloth, using a spiral motion that starts at the center of the
lens and working toward the edges. If this fails, clean the lens using a cloth
lightly dampened with commercial lens cleaner.
Monitor
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains,
clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry
cloth. After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty
environment, wipe off any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly
dampened with fresh water and dry thoroughly. Note that foreign matter
inside the camera could cause damage not covered by the warranty.
Storage
Remove the batteries if the camera will not be used for an extended period. To
prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again. Do not store the camera in any of the following locations:
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
• Exposed to temperatures above 50°C (122°F) or below –10°C (14°F)
• Next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as televisions
or radios
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Technical Notes
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below
before consulting your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Also, refer to the Reference Manual (PDF format) for further details on how to use this
camera (Aii).
A
Problem
Cause/Solution
The camera is on
but does not
respond.
• Wait for recording to end.
• If the problem persists, turn the camera off.
If the camera does not turn off, remove and reinsert the
battery or batteries or, if you are using an AC adapter,
disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter.
Note that although any data currently being recorded
will be lost, data that have already been recorded will
not be affected by removing or disconnecting the
power source.
–
The camera cannot
be turned on.
The batteries are exhausted.
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10
The camera turns
off without
warning.
• The camera automatically turns off to save power (auto
off function).
• The camera and batteries may not work properly at low
temperatures.
• The inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the
camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled, and
then try turning it on again.
6
10
The monitor is
blank.
• The camera is off.
• The camera automatically turns off to save power (auto
off function).
• The flash lamp flashes while the flash is charging. Wait
until charging is complete.
• The camera is connected to a TV or computer.
• The camera is shooting in Multiple exp. Lighten scene
mode.
The camera
becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when used for an extended
period of time such as to shoot movies, or when used in a
hot environment; this is not a malfunction.
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Memory Cards That Can Be Used
The camera supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 or faster are recommended for
recording movies. When using a memory card with a lower Speed Class rating,
movie recording may stop unexpectedly.
• If you use a card reader, make sure that it is compatible with your memory card.
• Contact the manufacturer for information on features, operation, and limitations
on use.
Trademark Information
• Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
• The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation is under
license.
• Apple®, App Store®, the Apple logos, Mac, OS X, macOS, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®
and iBooks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., in the U.S. and
other countries.
• Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. The
Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google
and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution
License.
• iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc., in the United
States and/or other countries and is used under license.
• Adobe, the Adobe logo, and Reader are either trademarks or registered trademarks
of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
• SDXC, SDHC, and SD Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• PictBridge is a trademark.
• HDMI, HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
• Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi
Alliance.
• The N-Mark is a trademark or registered trademark of NFC Forum, Inc. in the United
States and in other countries.
• All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation
provided with your Nikon product are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
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Technical Notes
“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad,
respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance
standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its
compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this
accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.
AVC Patent Portfolio License
This product is licensed under the AVC Patent Portfolio License for the personal and
non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC
standard (“AVC video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer
engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video
provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for
any other use.
Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, L.L.C.
See http://www.mpegla.com.
FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2012 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2016 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights reserved.
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Warranty Terms - Nikon Europe Service
Warranty
Dear Nikon Customer,
We thank you for your purchasing this Nikon product. Should your Nikon
product require warranty service, please contact the dealer from whom it
was purchased or a member of our authorized service network within the
sales territory of Nikon Europe B.V. (e.g. Europe/Russia/others). See details
under:
http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
In order to avoid any unnecessary inconvenience, we advise you to read the
user manuals carefully before contacting the dealer or our authorized
service network.
Your Nikon equipment is guaranteed against any manufacturing defects for
one full year from the date of original purchase. If during this period of
guarantee the product proves defective due to improper material or
workmanship, our authorized service network within the sales territory of
Nikon Europe B.V. will, without charge for labor and parts, repair the
product in the terms and conditions set as below. Nikon reserves the right
(at its sole discretion) to replace or repair the product.
1. This warranty is only provided upon presentation of the completed
warranty card and original invoice or purchase receipt indicating the date
of purchase, product type and dealer’s name, together with the product.
Nikon reserves the right to refuse free-of-charge warranty service if the
above documents cannot be presented or if the information contained
in it is incomplete or illegible.
2. This warranty will not cover:
• necessary maintenance and repair or replacement of parts due to
normal wear and tear.
• modifications to upgrade the product from its normal purpose as
described in user manuals, without the prior written consent of Nikon.
• transport costs and all risks of transport relating directly or indirectly to
the warranty of the products.
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Technical Notes
• any damage resulting from modifications or adjustments which may
be made to the product, without the prior written consent of Nikon, in
order to comply with local or national technical standards in force in
any other country than the ones for which the product was originally
designed and/or manufactured.
3. The warranty will not be applicable in the case of:
• damage caused by misuse including but not limited to failure to use
the product for its normal purpose or according to the user
instructions on the proper use and maintenance, and to installation or
use of the product inconsistent with the safety standards in force in
the country where it is used.
• damage caused by accidents including but not limited to lightning,
water, fire, misuse or neglect.
• defacing, illegibility or removal of the model or serial number on the
product.
• damage resulting from repairs or adjustments which have been
conducted by unauthorized service organizations or persons.
• defects in any system into which the product is incorporated or with
which it is used.
4. This service warranty does not affect the consumer’s statutory rights
under applicable national laws in force, nor the consumer’s right against
the dealer arising from their sales/purchase contract.
Notice: An overview of all authorized Nikon Service Stations can be found
online by following this Link
(http://www.europe-nikon.com/service/).
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(except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be
made without written authorization from NIKON CORPORATION.
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