Nikon 25513 User manual

Nikon 25513 User manual
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The
Guide to Digital Photography
with the
DIGITAL CAMERA
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Printed in Japan
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How to Read This Manual
First, be aware of the warnings, cautions, and notices on pages ii–vi.
Before You Begin
Next, read “Before You Begin” to familiarize yourself with the conventions used in
this manual and the names of camera parts.
First Steps
Know where everything is?
Steps.”
Then set up your camera as described in “First
Basic Photography
Now you are ready to take pictures and view them in the monitor. You can then try
your hand at creative composition as described in “Taking Pictures in Scene Mode,”
or learn more about flash and focus mode settings.
More on Photography
Once you have mastered the basics of digital photography, read “More on
Photography” for information on fine-tuning camera settings for more challenging
shots.
More on Playback
See “More on Playback” for information on viewing pictures on the camera, on TV,
on a computer, and printing pictures.
Movies
Read “Movies” to learn more about shooting and viewing movies.
Menu Guide
Refer to the “Menu Guide” for information on camera menus.
Technical Notes
“Technical Notes” covers optional accessories, camera care, troubleshooting, and
camera specifications.
i
For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others, read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this
equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the
product will read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions
listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
This icon marks warnings, information that should be read before using this
Nikon product to prevent possible injury.
WARNINGS
Do not look at the sun through the
viewfinder
Viewing the sun or other strong light
source through the viewfinder could
cause permanent visual impairment.
Turn off immediately in the event of
malfunction
Should you notice smoke or an unusual
smell coming from the equipment or from
the AC adapter (available separately),
unplug the AC adapter and remove the
battery immediately, taking care to avoid
burns. Continued operation could result
in injury. After removing the battery, take
the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection.
Do not use in the presence of flammable gas
Do not use electronic equipment in the
presence of flammable gas, as this could
result in explosion or fire.
Observe caution when using the camera strap
Never place the strap around the neck
of an infant or child.
ii
Do not disassemble
Touching the product’s internal parts
could result in injury. In the event of malfunction, the product should be repaired
only by a qualified technician. Should the
product break open as the result of a fall
or other accident, take the product to a
Nikon-authorized service representative
for inspection after unplugging the AC
adapter and removing the battery.
Observe proper precautions when handling batteries
Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe the following precautions when handling batteries for use
in this product:
• Before replacing the battery, turn the
product off and make sure the poweron lamp has gone out. If you are using
an AC adapter, be sure it is unplugged.
• Use only rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1
lithium-ion batteries (supplied) or six-volt
2CR5 (DL245) lithium batteries (available
separately).
• When inserting the battery, do not
attempt to insert it upside down or
backwards.
• Do not short or disassemble batteries.
• Do not expose batteries to flame or to
excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to water.
• Do not transport or store with metal
objects such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage to
the product, be sure to remove the battery when no charge remains.
• Immediately after use, or when the
product is used on battery power for
an extended period, the battery may
become hot. Before removing the battery, turn the camera off and allow the
battery to cool.
• When the battery is not in use, attach
the terminal cover and store in a cool
place.
• The camera grip may become noticeably
warm when the camera is used with a
2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery. This is
normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
• Discontinue use immediately should you
notice any change in the battery, such as
discoloration or deformation.
Use appropriate cables
When connecting cables to the input and
output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose,
to maintain compliance with product
regulations.
Keep out of reach of children
Particular care should be taken to prevent
infants from putting the batteries or other
small parts into their mouths.
Removing memory cards
Memory cards may become hot during
use. Observe due caution when removing memory cards from the camera.
CD-ROMs
The CD-ROMs on which the software
and manuals are distributed should not
be played back on audio CD equipment.
Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD player
could cause hearing loss or damage the
equipment.
Observe caution when operating the
flash
Using the flash close to your subject’s
eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be observed
if photographing infants, when the flash
should be no less than one meter (39˝)
from the subject.
When using the viewfinder
When operating the diopter adjustment
control with your eye to the viewfinder,
care should be taken to not put your
finger in your eye accidentally.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should
be taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent liquid crystal from
the monitor touching the skin or entering
the eyes or mouth.
iii
Cautions
To ensure continued enjoyment of your Nikon product, observe the following precautions when storing or using the device:
Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed
in water or subjected to high levels of
moisture.
Handle the lens and all moving parts
with care
Do not apply force to the lens, monitor,
or to the connector, card slot, or battery
chamber covers. These parts are especially susceptible to damage.
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 deterioration
in the CCD image sensor, producing a
white blur effect in photographs.
Turn the product off before removing
or disconnecting the power source
Do not unplug the product or remove
the batteries while the product is on,
or while images are being recorded or
deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these
circumstances could result in loss of data
or in damage to product memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental
interruption of power, avoid carrying the
product from one place to another while
the AC adapter (available separately) is
connected.
iv
Do not drop
The product may malfunction if subjected
to strong shocks or vibration.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the
vicinity of equipment that generates
strong electromagnetic radiation or
magnetic fields. Strong static charges
or the magnetic fields produced by equipment such as radio transmitters could
interfere with the monitor, damage data
stored on the memory card, or affect the
product’s internal circuitry.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as
occur when entering or leaving a heated
building on a cold day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent
condensation, place the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing
it to sudden changes in temperature.
Notices
• 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.
• 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 has been 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).
Notice for customers in the U.S.A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found
E5400
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can CAUTIONS
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not Modifications
installed and used in accordance with the The FCC requires the user to be notified
instructions, may cause harmful interfer- that any changes or modifications made to
ence to radio communications. However, this device that are not expressly approved
there is no guarantee that interference by Nikon Corporation may void the user’s
will not occur in a particular installation. authority to operate the equipment.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
Interface Cables
Use the interface cables sold or provided
by Nikon for your equipment. Using other
interface cables may exceed the limits of
Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Notice for customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to
cause birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Nikon Inc.,
1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York
11747-3064, U.S.A. Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notices
Notice for customers in Canada
CAUTION
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference
Causing Equipment Regulations.
ATTENTION
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement
sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera or other device may be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
copied or reproduced
The government has issued cautions on
Do not copy or reproduce paper money,
copies or reproductions of securities iscoins, securities, government bonds, or
sued by private companies (shares, bills,
local government bonds, even if such
checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter
copies or reproductions are stamped
passes, or coupon tickets, except when
“Sample.”
a minimum of necessary copies are to be
The copying or reproduction of paper
provided for business use by a company.
money, coins, or securities which are
Also, do not copy or reproduce passcirculated in a foreign country is proports issued by the government, licenses
hibited.
issued by public agencies and private
Unless the prior permission of the
groups, ID cards, and tickets, such as
government has been obtained, the
passes and meal coupons.
copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the • Comply with copyright notices
The copying or reproduction of copygovernment is prohibited.
righted creative works such as books,
The copying or reproduction of stamps
music, paintings, woodcut prints, maps,
issued by the government and of cerdrawings, movies, and photographs is
tified documents stipulated by law is
governed by national and international
prohibited.
copyright laws. Do not use this product
for the purpose of making illegal copies
or to infringe copyright laws.
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Table of Contents
How to Read This Manual ................................................................................
For Your Safety ................................................................................................
Cautions ..........................................................................................................
Notices ............................................................................................................
Before You Begin ..............................................................................................
Introduction .....................................................................................................
Parts of the Camera .........................................................................................
The Monitor .................................................................................................
The Mode Dial .............................................................................................
The Shutter-Release Button ..........................................................................
(Monitor) Button .............................................................................
The
Using the Menus..............................................................................................
Viewing the Menus ......................................................................................
Making a Selection.......................................................................................
First Steps ..........................................................................................................
Inserting Batteries ............................................................................................
Inserting Memory Cards...................................................................................
Checking the Battery Level ...............................................................................
Basic Setup ......................................................................................................
Basic Photography ............................................................................................
Mode ............................................................................
Taking Pictures in
Step 1 — Select
Mode ............................................................................
Step 2 — Frame the Picture ...........................................................................
Step 3 — Focus and Shoot.............................................................................
Step 4 — View the Results .............................................................................
Flash Photography ...........................................................................................
Focusing Near and Far......................................................................................
Self-Timer Mode ..........................................................................................
Exposure Compensation...................................................................................
Taking Pictures in Scene Mode .........................................................................
Taking Pictures for a Panorama.....................................................................
More on Photography ......................................................................................
Controlling Exposure........................................................................................
P: Programmed Auto....................................................................................
S: Shutter-Priority Auto ................................................................................
A: Aperture-Priority Auto .............................................................................
M: Manual ...................................................................................................
Image Quality and Size.....................................................................................
Image Quality...............................................................................................
Image Size ...................................................................................................
Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M) ................................................................................
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White Balance (P, S, A and M) ..........................................................................
Continuous (P, S, A, and M) .............................................................................
Sharpening, Contrast, and Color (P, S, A, and M) .............................................
Image Sharpening ........................................................................................
Image Adjustment........................................................................................
Saturation Control........................................................................................
Metering (P, S, A, and M) .................................................................................
More on Focus (P, S, A, and M).........................................................................
Focus Options ..............................................................................................
Manual Focus...............................................................................................
More on Playback .............................................................................................
Viewing Pictures on the Camera.......................................................................
Quick Review and Playback ..........................................................................
Photo Information ........................................................................................
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback.............................................
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom ...........................................................
Adding Audio Commentary: Voice Memo ....................................................
Creating Small Copies: Small Picture.............................................................
Viewing Pictures on TV.....................................................................................
Viewing Pictures on a Computer ......................................................................
Printing Pictures ...............................................................................................
Movies ...............................................................................................................
Recording Movies .......................................................................................
Recording a Time-Lapse Movie .....................................................................
Viewing Movies ...............................................................................................
Menu Guide.......................................................................................................
The Shooting Menu .........................................................................................
White Balance ..............................................................................................
Metering ......................................................................................................
Continuous ..................................................................................................
Best Shot Selector (BSS)................................................................................
Image Adjustment........................................................................................
Saturation Control........................................................................................
User Setting .................................................................................................
Image Quality and Size .................................................................................
Sensitivity .....................................................................................................
Image Sharpening ........................................................................................
Lens .............................................................................................................
Exposure Options .........................................................................................
Focus Options ..............................................................................................
Zoom Options ..............................................................................................
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103
105
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Controlling the Flash: Speedlight Options .....................................................
Auto Bracketing ...........................................................................................
Noise Reduction ...........................................................................................
Reset............................................................................................................
My Menu .....................................................................................................
CF Card Format............................................................................................
The Playback Menu ..........................................................................................
Delete ..........................................................................................................
Folders .........................................................................................................
Slide Show ...................................................................................................
Protect .........................................................................................................
Hide Image ..................................................................................................
Print Set .......................................................................................................
Auto Transfer ...............................................................................................
Move Image .................................................................................................
CF Card Format............................................................................................
Small Pic ......................................................................................................
The Setup Menu ..............................................................................................
Language .....................................................................................................
Date.............................................................................................................
Folders .........................................................................................................
Monitor Options ..........................................................................................
Seq. Numbers ..............................................................................................
Shutter Sound ..............................................................................................
Auto Off ......................................................................................................
CF Card Format............................................................................................
Controls .......................................................................................................
Shot Confirmation .......................................................................................
info.txt .........................................................................................................
USB..............................................................................................................
Video Mode .................................................................................................
Reset All.......................................................................................................
Date Imprint.................................................................................................
Firmware Version..........................................................................................
Technical Notes..................................................................................................
Optional Accessories ........................................................................................
Caring for Your Camera ...................................................................................
Error Messages.................................................................................................
Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................
Specifications ...................................................................................................
Index .................................................................................................................
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Before You Begin
Read this chapter to familiarize yourself with the
symbols and conventions used in this manual,
camera controls and displays, and menu operations.
Introduction.......................................
2
Parts of the Camera ..........................
4
Using the Menus ...............................
10
1
Introduction
Before You Begin
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon COOLPIX5400 digital camera. This
manual has been written to help you enjoy taking pictures with your Nikon
digital camera. Read this manual thoroughly before use, and keep it where
all those who use the product will read it.
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols
and conventions are used:
This icon marks cautions, information that should be read before use
to prevent damage to the camera.
This icon marks tips, additional information that may be helpful when
using the camera.
This icon marks notes, information
that should be read before using
the camera.
This icon indicates that more information is available elsewhere in this
manual or in the Quick Start Guide.
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, AC adapters, and Speedlights) certified by Nikon specifically for
use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate within the
operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
THE USE OF NON-NIKON ELECTRONIC ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE THE CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR
NIKON WARRANTY. The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not approved by
Nikon could interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries
overheating, igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized
Nikon dealer.
2
Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and
education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support
• For users in Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips, answers
to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon representative in
your area. See the URL below for contact information:
http://nikonimaging.com/
Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
This camera conforms to the Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF), a standard
widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different
makes of camera.
Exif Version 2.2
This camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras)
version 2.2 (Exif Print), a standard that allows information stored with pictures to be
used for optimal color reproduction when images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
3
Before You Begin
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.
Parts of the Camera
Built-in microphone
( 80, 89)
Mode dial ( 8)
(flash mode)
button ( 33)
Before You Begin
Command dial
FUNC. button
( 141)
Accessory shoe
( 106, 148)
Photocell ( 108)
Eyelet for camera
strap ( 5)
(exposure compensation)/
(voice memo) button
( 36, 80)
Viewfinder (
Shutter-release
button ( 9)
26)
Built-in Speedlight
( 32)
Eyelet for camera
strap ( 5)
Lens (
Power switch
( 14, 16)
Self-timer lamp
( 35)
26)
Power-on lamp
( 14, 16)
USB (digital I/O) connector
84)
(under cover;
Battery-chamber
cover ( 14)
Tripod socket
Audio/video (AV)
out connector
(under cover;
82)
Battery-chamber
cover latch ( 14)
4
Speaker (
80, 92)
Diopter adjustment
control ( 27)
26)
26, 78, 79)
Red ( ) lamp
( 28)
DC-in connector
(under cover;
15)
Green (AF)
lamp ( 9,28)
Monitor
( 6, 27)
(
(menu) button
10)
(focus mode)/
MF (manual focus)/
(self-timer)/
(delete) button
( 31, 34, 35, 72)
(quick review)/
(small picture)
button ( 74, 81)
(monitor) button
9)
Center button
( 11)
Multi selector
(
Memory card slot
cover ( 16)
Attaching the Camera Strap
Attach the camera strap as shown below.
Repeat for the second eyelet.
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The Lens Cap
When replacing or removing the lens cap,
press the tabs on either side of the cap to
release the latch ( 1 ). To avoid losing the
lens cap, use the cord provided to attach
it to the camera as shown ( 2 ).
1
2
5
Before You Begin
Viewfinder (
AE/AF-L button
( 30, 142)
Zoom buttons (
Parts of the Camera
The Monitor
Before You Begin
During shooting, the monitor shows the view through the camera lens,
together with icons indicating the status of various camera settings (see opposite). The monitor is also used to display pictures during quick review (
74) and playback ( 75).
0°
90°
180°
Fold out to use
Range of rotation
Stow on camera body
Frame self-portraits*
Storage position
(monitor turns off)
* When swivelled to point in same direction as the lens, the monitor shows a mirror
image of what will appear in the final picture.
Using the Monitor
Do not apply excessive force to the monitor when it is folded out from the camera
body. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the hinge that connects the
monitor to the camera.
When the Monitor Is in the Storage Position
The only controls that can be used when the monitor is off are the shutter-release
and zoom buttons (optical zoom only). To use digital zoom ( 26) and other camera
controls, fold the monitor out.
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Parts of the Camera
The following indicators appear in the monitor during shooting:
6 7 8 9
25
10
11
12
1
2
3
13
14
15
4
16
and
17 18
modes
1 Recording indicator .................29
2 Self-timer indicator..................35
3 Exposure compensation ..........36
4 Shooting mode .................25, 38
5 Zoom indicator........................26
Folder name..........................135
6 “Date not set” icon* ...............21
7 Exposure lock..........................30
8 Focus mode ............................34
9 Flash-ready indicator ...............28
10 Flash mode .............................33
11 Battery level indicator..............18
12 Focus indicator........................28
13 Image size...............................56
14 Image quality ..........................56
15 Number of exposures remaining/
length of movie.................25, 88
16 Shutter speed..........................50
17 Aperture .................................51
18 Date imprint indicator ...........145
26 27
28
Before You Begin
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29
30
31
32
20
21
22
23
24
33
P, S, A, and M modes
19 User Setting bank....................98
20 Continuous shooting mode.....63
21 Metering mode .......................68
22 Bracketing indicator ..............109
Best Shot Selector (BSS)...........97
Noise reduction.....................111
23 Lens converter setting ...........101
24 Exposure mode .......................48
25 Ultra HS recording indicator ....64
26 Manual focus display...............72
27 Spot metering exposure target
...............................................68
28 Flash mode for optional
Speedlights ...........................108
29 White balance.........................60
30 Sensitivity (ISO equivalency).....58
31 Image adjustment/black-andwhite indicator..................66, 67
32 Focus areas .............................70
33 Exposure display......................53
* Appears when camera clock has not been set.
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Parts of the Camera
The Mode Dial
Before You Begin
To select a mode, align the mode icon with the
“ ” mark next to the mode dial.
Exposure Mode ( 48)
P, S, A, and M modes offer varying degrees of control over shutter speed and
aperture. A shooting menu
is available which grants access to advanced settings
such as metering and image
sharpening.
Auto ( 24)
A simple “point-and-shoot”
mode in which the majority
of camera settings are controlled by the camera. Recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
Playback ( 75)
Play pictures back in the
monitor.
WB ( 60)
Display a menu of white balance options.
8
Scene ( 38)
Choose from fifteen “scenes”
suited to different subjects or
shooting conditions and let
the camera do the rest.
Movie ( 88)
Choose from three movie
modes.
SET UP ( 134)
Choose this mode to display the setup menu, where
you can perform such tasks
as setting the camera clock
and
adjusting
monitor
brightness.
( 56)
Display a menu of image
quality and size options.
ISO ( 59)
Display a menu of sensitivity
(ISO equivalency) options.
Parts of the Camera
The Shutter-Release Button
The
(Monitor) Button
The
button controls the monitor.
Before You Begin
The camera has a two stage shutter-release
button. The camera sets focus and exposure
when the button is pressed halfway. The green
(AF) lamp next to the viewfinder will light when
the focus operation is complete. Focus and exposure will remain locked while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. To take the picture,
press the shutter-release button the rest of the
way down.
Monitor shows view
through lens only
Monitor shows
current settings and
view through lens
Monitor off
, P, S, A,
(
and M only)
The monitor turns off automatically when face down on the camera body.
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Using the Menus
Viewing the Menus
Before You Begin
To view the menu for P, S, A, M,
,
to the desired setting and press the
mode will be displayed in the monitor.
1
, or
mode, rotate the mode dial
button. The menu for the current
2
Select mode.
MY MENU
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Show all menus
Menu for current mode displayed.
When the mode dial is rotated to SET UP, , ISO, or WB, the menu for the
selected mode will automatically be displayed in the monitor.
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
No menu is available in
1/3
Menu for selected mode displayed.
mode.
Exiting the Menus
To exit the menus and return to shooting or playback, press the
button. To exit
the menu displayed when the mode dial is set to SET UP, , ISO, or WB, rotate the
mode dial to another setting.
Taking Pictures while Menus Are Displayed
, and
modes, the monitor will show the view through the
In P, S, A, M,
camera lens when the shutter-release button halfway. To take a picture, press the
shutter-release button all the way down. The menus will be displayed again when
shooting ends.
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Making a Selection
Use the multi selector to make a selection from the menus.
SET-UP
2/3
CF card format
Controls
Shot confirmation
info.txt
USB
Video mode
Reset all
2
On
Off
Highlight menu item.
3
SHOT CONFIRMATION
On
Off
Highlight option.
SHOT CONFIRMATION
Display options.
4
SET-UP
2/3
CF card format
Controls
Shot confirmation
info.txt
USB
Video mode
Reset all
Make selection.*
* Selection can also be made by pressing
multi selector to right.
• The selection for some options is made from a sub-menu. Repeat steps 2
and 3 to make a selection from a sub-menu.
• To go back one step, press the multi selector to the left.
• If the menu has more than one page of options, press the multi selector up
or down to scroll to the next page.
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Before You Begin
1
12
First Steps
This chapter details the steps you will take before using the camera for the first time.
Inserting Batteries ............................
14
For more on batteries and alternative power sources,
see:
• Technical Notes: Optional Accessories ( 148)
Inserting Memory Cards ...................
16
For more on formatting memory cards, see:
• The Shooting Menu: CF Card Format ( 114)
Checking the Battery Level ..............
18
Basic Setup ........................................
20
To learn more about camera setup options, see:
• The Setup Menu ( 134)
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Inserting Batteries
First Steps
A Nikon EN-EL1 rechargeable lithium-ion battery is included with the camera.
Charge the battery as necessary using the battery charger provided (about
two hours are required to charge an EN-EL1 battery when no charge remains). For more information, see the documentation provided with the battery charger. Note that EN-EL1 batteries must be charged before first use.
1
EN-EL
2CR5
14
1
Turn the camera off
Check that the power-on lamp is off.
2
Open the battery-chamber cover
Slide the battery-chamber latch to the open
position ( ; 1 ) and flip the battery-chamber
cover open ( 2 ).
3
Insert the battery
Insert the battery as shown in the label inside
the battery chamber.
4
Close the battery-chamber cover
Close the battery-chamber cover ( 1 ) and
slide the latch to the closed position ( ; 2 ).
Be sure that the battery-chamber cover is
properly latched.
Replacing Batteries
Before removing or inserting batteries, make sure that the camera is off. Do not open
the battery chamber cover while the power-on lamp is lit. To remove the battery,
open the battery chamber cover as described in Step 2 on the preceding page and
slide the battery out.
Alternative Power Sources
• To power the camera continuously for extended periods, use an EH-53 AC adapter
or an EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger ( 148), which doubles as a battery charger
for EN-EL1 batteries. Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or
model of AC adapter. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating
or in damage to the camera.
• The camera can also be powered by a six-volt 2CR5
(DL245) lithium battery. We recommend buying
2CR5 (DL245) batteries as a back-up power source.
Insert 2CR5 batteries as shown at right.
1
EN-EL
2CR5
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First Steps
Read Battery Warnings
Read and follow the battery warnings and cautions on pages ii–iv and 150 of
this manual, together with any warnings and instructions supplied by the battery manufacturer.
Inserting Memory Cards
The camera stores pictures on CompactFlash™ memory cards.
First Steps
Eject
Eje
Ej
jject
e t button
button
ttto
tt
on
1
Turn the camera off
Check that the power-on lamp is off.
2
Open the memory card slot cover
3
Insert the memory card
Check that the eject button is all the way
down, then insert the memory card in the
direction of the arrow as shown in the label
on the underside of the memory card slot
cover.
Front
Inserting Memory Cards
Insert the memory card terminals first. Inserting the card upside down or backwards
could damage the camera or the card.
Check to be sure that the card is in the correct orientation.
Direction of
insertion
Terminals
4
16
Close the memory card slot cover
First Steps
Closing the Card-Slot Cover
If the eject button is up when the card-slot cover is
closed, closing the cover will partially eject the memory
card, causing errors when the camera is turned on. Be
sure the eject button is down before inserting memory
cards.
Formatting Memory Cards
The memory card supplied with the camera is formatted at shipment. Other memory
cards must be formatted before first use. For information on formatting memory
cards, see “Shooting Menu Options: CF Card Format” ( 114).
Removing Memory Cards
Memory cards can be removed without loss of data
when the camera is off. To remove memory cards, turn
the camera off and open the card slot cover. Press the
eject button to pop it up ( 1 ), then press it again to
partially eject the card ( 2 ). The card can then be removed by hand. Note that memory cards may become
hot during use; observe due caution when removing
memory cards.
Approved Memory Cards
In addition to the card provided with your camera, the following memory cards have
been tested and approved for use with your Nikon digital camera:
Nikon
SanDisk
Lexar
Media
EC-CF
SDCFB
SDCFH Ultra
4× USB
8× USB
12× USB
16× USB
24× USB/WA (Write
Acceleration) USB
Renesas
Technology Compact FLASH HB28
(Hitachi)
Microdrive
DSCM
All capacities
32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB
128 MB, 192 MB, 256 MB, 384 MB, 512 MB
16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB,
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
10512 (512MB), 11000 (1 GB)
Operation is not guaranteed with other makes of memory card. For more details on
the above cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Checking the Battery Level
First Steps
1
Select
2
Turn the camera on
The power-on lamp will light.
3
Check the battery level in the monitor
For information on opening the monitor, see
“Parts of the Camera: The Monitor” ( 6).
mode
Display
Meaning
NO ICON
Charge sufficient for normal operation.
Low battery; fewer shots can be
taken consecutively in “continuous” mode. Ready spare battery.
WARNING ! !
BATTERY Battery exhausted. Replace with
EXHAUSTED fully-charged battery.
The power-on lamp will blink when the “battery
exhausted” warning is displayed.
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19
First Steps
Auto Power Off (Standby Mode)
If no operations are performed for one minute (three minutes when menus are displayed), the monitor will turn off automatically and the camera will enter standby
mode to reduce the drain on the batteries (when the camera is powered by an AC
adapter, the monitor will turn off after thirty minutes). The camera can be reactivated
by:
• Pressing the shutter-release button halfway
button
• Pressing the
button to display the menu for the current mode
• Pressing the
• Pressing the
button to enter quick review
• Rotating the mode dial to select a new mode
The length of time before the camera enters standby mode can be changed using the
Auto off option in the setup menu ( 140). The camera will not enter standby mode
when connected to a computer ( 83).
Basic Setup
Before using the camera for the first time, choose a language for camera
menus and messages and set the camera clock to the correct time and date.
First Steps
1
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
1/3
2
Rotate mode dial to SET UP
and turn camera on.
3
LANGUAGE
4
De Deutsch
En English
Fr Français
Return to setup menu.
LANGUAGE
De Deutsch
En English
Fr Français
Es Español
Display options.
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
1/3
Highlight Language.
Es Español
5
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
Choose language from Deutsch
(German), English, Français (French),
(Japanese), or Español (Spanish).
1/3
6
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
1/3
Highlight Date.
The Clock Battery
When the main batteries are installed or the camera is powered by an AC adapter, the
clock battery will charge in about ten hours. When fully charged, the clock battery can
provide several days of back-up power.
The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches or household clocks. Check the
clock regularly against more accurate timepieces and reset as necessary.
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7
DATE
M
D
Display DATE menu.
9
M
D
10
DATE
Y
M
M
D
Choose order in which Year, Month,
and Day will be displayed.
M
D
Highlight Y M D.
12
D
DATE
Y
Select Month. Repeat steps 8–9 to
edit remaining items.
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Y
Edit Year.
DATE
Y
DATE
First Steps
Y
8
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
1/3
Return to setup menu.
The
Icon
If the
(“date not set”) icon ( 7) flashes in the monitor when the camera is in
shooting mode, the date and time have not been set or the clock battery is exhausted.
Set the camera clock as described above. Still pictures taken before the clock has
been set will have a time stamp of “0000.00.00 00:00,” movies a time stamp of
“2003.01.01 00:00.”
Setting the Clock from Nikon View (Windows XP/Mac OS X Only)
If the camera is connected with the USB option set to PTP ( 83), Nikon View (version
6.0.0 or later) can be used to set the camera clock to the same time and date as the
computer. See the Nikon View Reference Manual for details.
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Basic Photography
This chapter covers the basics of taking pictures
and playing them back. It also describes how to
take pictures in scene mode.
Taking Pictures in
Step 1 Select
Mode ....................
Mode (
For more about the mode dial, see:
• Before You Begin: The Mode Dial (
Step 2 Frame the Picture (
Step 3 Focus and Shoot (
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24)
8)
26)
28)
For more about focus options, see:
• Basic Photography: Focusing Near and Far ( 34)
• More on Photography: More on Focus ( 69)
For information on using the self-timer, see:
• Basic Photography: Focusing Near and Far ( 34)
Step 4 View the Results (
31)
For more about playback, see:
• More on Playback ( 73)
Flash Photography ....................................
32
Focusing Near and Far ..............................
34
Exposure Compensation...........................
36
Taking Pictures in Scene Mode.................
37
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Taking Pictures in
Mode
Basic Photography
This section details the basic steps involved in taking pictures in
(auto)
mode. In this automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode, the majority of camera
settings are controlled by the camera in response to shooting conditions,
producing optimal results in most situations.
Step 1 — Select
Mode
1
Remove the lens cap
2
Rotate the mode dial to
3
Turn the camera on
A beep will sound and the power-on lamp
will light. The camera is ready to shoot when
the monitor shows the view through the
camera lens.
Autofocus (
Mode)
When the monitor is on in
mode, the camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. When the monitor is off, the camera focuses
when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
P, S, A, and M Modes
In addition to the options available in
mode, P, S,
A, and M modes offer control over shutter speed and
aperture, manual focus, and such shooting menu settings as white balance and sensitivity (ISO equivalency),
allowing settings to be adjusted for more challenging
shots. See “More on Photography” ( 47) and “The
Shooting Menu” ( 94).
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Flash mode
Choose from six options depending on lighting
and your creative intent ( 32). The flash fires
automatically when lighting is poor. No icon is
displayed in auto mode.
Shooting mode
The current shooting
mode or scene selection is displayed here.
Shutter speed
Aperture
Image size
Choose from six options depending on
how picture will be
used ( 55). The default setting is
(2592 × 1944).
Image quality
Choose from four options depending on how
picture will be used (
54). The default setting
is NORMAL.
Number of exposures
remaining
The number of pictures
that can be stored on a
memory card depends
on the capacity of the
card and the current
image quality and size.
Number of Exposures Remaining
If the number of exposures remaining is zero, the message “OUT OF MEMORY” will be
displayed in the monitor. No further pictures can be taken until:
• a new memory card is inserted ( 16)
• pictures are deleted ( 116)
It may also be possible to take additional pictures at a lower image quality or size (
54).
HI Image Quality
HI image quality is only available in P, S, A, and M modes (
54).
Using the Self-Timer
The self-timer can be used to delay shutter release by three or ten seconds. See “Basic
Photography: Focusing Near and Far” ( 34).
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Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Step 2 — Frame the Picture
Basic Photography
1
A
Don’t Block the Shot
To avoid dark or partially obscured pictures,
keep fingers and other objects away from
the lens and flash window.
B
2
Zoom out
Zoom in
Indicator in monitor shows
amount of zoom when either button is pressed
Digital zoom
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Ready the camera
Hold the camera steadily in both hands.
Photographs can be framed in the monitor
A or the viewfinder B .
Frame the subject
The camera is equipped with two types of
built-in zoom: optical zoom, in which the
camera’s telescoping lens can be used to
magnify the subject up to 4 ×, and digital
zoom, in which digital processing is used to
further magnify the image up to 4 ×, for a total
of 16 ×. Use the zoom buttons to frame your
subject in the center of the monitor:
• Press the
button to zoom out from the
subject, increasing the area visible in the
frame.
button to zoom in on the
• Press the
subject so that it fills a larger area of the
frame.
• When the camera is zoomed in to maximum magnification, holding the
button
down for about two seconds will trigger
digital zoom. The zoom indicator will turn
yellow, and the green (AF) lamp next to the
viewfinder will blink. Use the
and
buttons to adjust zoom in the digital zoom
range. To cancel digital zoom, press
until the zoom indicator turns white.
Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Use the viewfinder when the monitor has been turned off to save power ( 9), or
when bright ambient lighting makes it difficult to see the display in the monitor.
Framing Pictures in the Viewfinder
• At ranges of 1.5 m/4´11˝ or less, use the smaller of the
two frames in the viewfinder display.
• In
mode, the camera focuses on the subject in
the center of the frame, shown by the focus brackets in the viewfinder. When framing pictures in the
viewfinder, make sure the focus brackets are over the
subject before pressing the shutter-release button
halfway.
Small frame
Focus brackets
Viewfinder Focus
If the focus brackets in the viewfinder seem blurred, the
viewfinder is not in focus. Rotate the diopter adjustment control until the brackets are in sharp focus when
your eye is to the viewfinder.
Using the Diopter Control
When operating the diopter control with your eye to the viewfinder, care should be
taken to avoid accidentally putting your fingers or fingernails in your eye.
Digital Zoom
In digital zoom, data from the camera’s image sensor are processed digitally, enlarging
the center portion of the picture to fill the frame. Unlike optical zoom, digital zoom
does not increase the amount of detail visible in the picture. Instead, details visible
at maximum optical zoom are simply enlarged, producing a slightly “grainy” image.
Digital zoom is not available when the monitor is off or in the storage position.
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Basic Photography
Monitor or Viewfinder?
Use the monitor to confirm camera settings at a glance while at the same time viewing
an image that shows how the final picture will appear. This is particularly useful when
the image in the viewfinder does not accurately reflect what will appear in the final
picture, for example when:
• the subject is close to the camera (particularly if the range is 50 cm/1´8˝ or less)
• digital zoom is in effect ( 26)
• image size is set to
2592 × 1728 ( 55)
• an optional converter lens is mounted on the camera ( 148)
Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Step 3 — Focus and Shoot
Basic Photography
1
Red ( ) lamp
Green (AF) lamp
Green (AF) lamp/
focus indicator
Focus indicator
With the shutter-release button pressed halfway, check focus and flash. Focus is indicated by the green AF (autofocus) lamp next to
the viewfinder and the focus indicator in the
monitor. Flash status is shown by the red
(flash-ready) lamp next to the viewfinder and
the flash-ready indicator in the monitor.
Red ( ) lamp/
flash-ready indicator
Flash-ready indicator
Focus
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
set focus and exposure. In
mode, the
camera will automatically focus on the subject at the center of the frame. Focus and
exposure will lock while the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway.
On
Flash will fire when picture is
taken.
Blinks
(red
lamp
only)
Flash charging. Briefly lift finger from shutter-release button, then try again.
Off
Flash off or not required.
On
Subject in focus.
Camera unable to focus on
subject in focus area. Using
29), focus on
focus lock (
Flickers another subject at same distance, then recompose picture
and shoot.
If Both the Green and Red Lamps Blink
If the green (AF) and red ( ) lamps blink together, an error has occurred. Check the
message displayed in the monitor ( 151).
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Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Take the picture
Press the shutter release button the rest of
the way down to take the picture. To prevent blur, press the shutter-release button
down smoothly.
More on: Autofocus and Focus/Exposure Lock
Autofocus performs best when:
• There is contrast between the subject and the background. Autofocus may not perform well if, for example, the subject is the same color as the background.
• The subject is evenly lit.
Autofocus does not perform well when:
• The focus area contains objects at different distances from the camera. For example, autofocus may not perform well with objects inside a cage, because the bars of
the cage will be closer to the camera than the main subject and both the bars and
the main subject will be in the focus area.
• The main subject is very dark (the subject should not, however, be too much brighter than the background).
• The subject is moving rapidly.
If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus, the green (AF) lamp will flicker when
the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Use focus lock (see overleaf) to focus
on another subject at the same distance, or use manual focus ( 72).
Continued on page 30
During Recording
While pictures are being recorded to the memory card, the green (AF) lamp will blink
and a
(recording) or (wait) icon will be displayed in the monitor. The camera
can continue to take pictures until the icon is displayed. Do not turn the camera
off, eject the memory card, or remove or disconnect the power source while
the green (AF) lamp is blinking or the
or icon is displayed. Cutting power
or removing the memory card in these circumstances could result in loss of data or in
damage to the camera or card.
When the Monitor Is Off
When the monitor is off, pictures can only be taken when the camera is in focus.
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Basic Photography
2
Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Basic Photography
More on: Autofocus and Focus/Exposure Lock (continued from page 29)
If the subject is not in the active focus area when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, the picture may be out of focus. To focus on a subject that will not be in the
active focus area in the final composition, use focus lock:
1 Focus
Position the subject in the center of the frame and
press the shutter-release button halfway.
2 Check the green (AF) lamp
With the shutter-release button pressed halfway,
check that the green (AF) lamp glows steadily,
indicating that the subject is in focus. Focus and
exposure will remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
3 Recompose the picture
Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway, recompose the picture. Do not change the
distance between camera and subject while focus
lock is in effect. If the subject moves, focus again
at the new distance.
4 Take the picture
Smoothly press the shutter-release button all the
way down to shoot.
Locking Focus between Shots
To take a series of pictures without stopping to adjust focus, keep the shutter-release button pressed
halfway between shots.
The AE/AF-L Button
Focus and exposure can also be locked by pressing the AE/AF-L button. By default,
the AE/AF-L button locks both focus and exposure. When AE-L is selected for the
Controls > AE-L, AF-L option in the setup menu ( 142), the AE/AF-L button will
lock only exposure, while pressing the shutter-release button halfway will lock only
focus (select AF-L to assign focus lock to the AE/AF-L button and exposure lock to
the shutter-release button). This can be used with spot, center-weighted, or spot AF
area metering ( 68) to meter one area of a high-contrast subject while focusing
on another.
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Taking Pictures in Auto Mode
Step 4 — View the Results
Rotate the mode dial to
The most recent picture will be displayed in
the monitor.
2
View additional pictures
To view additional pictures, press the multi
selector down or right to view pictures in the
order recorded, up or left to view pictures in
reverse order. Keep the multi selector pressed
to scroll quickly to the desired frame.
To return to shooting mode, rotate the mode
dial to
.
Viewing Pictures
Pictures are displayed briefly at low resolution while being read from the memory card.
Deleting Unwanted Pictures
To delete the picture currently displayed in the monitor:
1
SELECTED IMAGES
Erase 1 image(s)?
No
Yes
2
SELECTED IMAGES
Erase 1 image(s)?
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed.
Highlight Yes (to exit without deleting picture, highlight No and press
center of multi selector).
Delete picture and return to playback.
3
Done
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Basic Photography
1
Flash Photography
Select a flash mode according to lighting conditions. The following options
are available:
Basic Photography
Option
NO ICON
Auto
How it works
When to use it
Flash fires when lighting
Best choice in most situations.
is poor.
Use when subject is not in range of flash,
to capture natural lighting, or where
Flash will not fire even flash photography is prohibited. If red
Flash Cancel
when lighting is poor.
( ) lamp flickers, care should be taken to
(off)
prevent blur.
Auto with
red-eye
reduction
Pre-flash fires before main
flash, minimizing “red
eye” caused by flash reflecting from retina.
Use for portraits (works best when subject is well within range of flash and
looking at pre-flash). Not recommended
when quick shutter response is required.
Anytime Flash Flash fires whenever pic- Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and
ture is taken.
back-lit subjects.
(fill flash)
Slow sync
Use to capture both subject and backAuto flash combined with ground at night or under dim light.
Care should be taken at slow shutter
slow shutter speeds.
speeds to prevent blur.
As for slow sync, except
that flash does not fire Creates effect of stream of light behind
Rear-curtain until just before shutter moving objects. Care should be taken
sync
at slow shutter speeds to prevent blur.
closes.
Speedlight Options/Repeating Flash
The Speedlight opt. item in the shooting menu for P, S, A, and M modes provides
options for controlling the built-in and optional Speedlights ( 148). To capture a
moving object multiple times in a single frame, choose mode M, set shutter speed to
BULB or TIME, and select On for Speedlight opt. > Repeating flash ( 107). Use of
a tripod is recommended.
Optional Speedlights
Optional flash accessories can be mounted on the camera’s accessory shoe (
Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency;
58)
A sensitivity setting of 400 is not recommended when using the flash.
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4).
To choose a flash mode:
Basic Photography
button until desired mode
Press
displayed in monitor.
Flash Range
Flash range varies with zoom position. When the camera is zoomed all the way out,
the flash has a range of 0.5 – 4.5 m/1´8˝ – 14´9˝ (Auto ISO). The range at maximum zoom
is 0.5 – 2.8 m/1´8˝ – 9´2˝ (Auto ISO). At ranges of 0.5 m (1´8˝) or less, the flash may be
unable to light the entire subject. When using the flash at short range, play pictures
back after shooting to check the results.
The Flash-Ready Light
A short pause is required between exposures for the flash system to charge. If the
red ( ) lamp next to the viewfinder blinks when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, the flash is charging. Lift your finger briefly from the shutter-release button
and try again.
Low Battery
If the built-in Speedlight fires while the
(low battery) icon is displayed, the monitor
will turn off while the flash system charges.
Keep the Flash Window Clear
Keep your fingers and other objects away from the flash window and photocell. If a
shot seems dark even though the flash has fired, you may have accidentally blocked
the flash window. Check that the flash is unobstructed and try again.
When Lighting Is Poor
When lighting is poor and the flash is off ( ) or set to slow sync ( ) or rear-curtain
sync ( ), shutter speed slows and pictures may be blurred. At speeds below ¼ s, the
shutter-speed indicator in the monitor will turn yellow to indicate that pictures may
be affected by “noise” in the form of randomly-spaced, bright pixels. Noise can be
reduced by turning noise reduction on ( 111). At speeds slower than 1 30 s, we recommend using a tripod or resting the camera on a steady, level surface.
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Focusing Near and Far
Choose a focus mode according to your subject and composition.
Basic Photography
Option
NO ICON
Autofocus
Infinity
How it works
When to use it
Camera automatically adjusts focus Use when subject is 50 cm
according to distance to subject.
(1´8˝) or more from lens.
Focus is fixed at infinity; AF lamp
and focus indicator light whenever Use when shooting distant
shutter-release button is pressed scenes through foreground
objects such as windows.
halfway. Flash is disabled.
Camera can focus on objects as
Use for close-ups.
Macro close-up close as 1 cm (0.4˝) to lens.
Self-timer
Combines autofocus (see above)
at distances of 1 cm (0.4˝) or more
with shutter-release delay of 10 s
or 3 s.
Use for self portraits or to
prevent pictures from blurring
when shutter-release button
is pressed.
To choose a focus mode:
button until desired mode
Press
displayed in monitor.
Macro Close-Up
Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position. To focus as close as 1 cm (0.4˝) to
the lens, zoom the camera out until the icon in the monitor turns green.
Manual Focus
For information on manual focus, see “More on Photography: Manual Focus” (
72).
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Self-Timer Mode
When using the self-timer option, mount the camera on a tripod (recommended) or rest it on a flat, level surface.
1
Press
( ) button until
and
icons are displayed in monitor. Adjust settings and frame picture.
3
2
Check focus.
Start timer. Press once for delay of
about 10 s, twice for delay of about 3 s.
Press a third time to turn self-timer off.
Count-down timer in monitor shows
number of seconds remaining until
shutter is released.
The Self-Timer
The Continuous option in the shooting menu is automatically set to Single while
the self-timer is on. The self-timer is not available in movie mode or when Fireworks
show is selected in the scene-mode menu.
Manual Focus
Select the self-timer before choosing a focus distance. Choosing another focus mode
will automatically cancel manual focus.
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Basic Photography
The self-timer is generally used for self-portraits or when taking low-light
or close-up shots without a flash, when it prevents pictures from being
blurred by camera movement that occurs when the shutter-release button
is pressed.
Exposure Compensation
Basic Photography
To obtain the desired results with certain compositions (for example, when
large areas of the frame are very bright, very dark, or contain areas of high
contrast), it may be necessary to alter exposure from the value suggested by
the camera. This can be done using exposure compensation.
Exposure compensation can be set to values between –2.0 EV (underexposure) and +2.0 EV (overexposure) in increments of 1 3 EV. To choose a value for
exposure compensation, press the
button and rotate the command dial:
Compensation displayed in monitor at values other than ±0. Check
image in monitor before shooting.
To cancel exposure compensation, choose a value of ±0. In
and
modes, exposure compensation will be reset to ±0 when the camera is
turned off or the mode dial is turned to another setting.
Choosing a Value for Exposure Compensation
As a rule of thumb, select positive values when large areas of the frame are very brightly lit (for example, when photographing an expanse of sunlit water, sand, or snow)
or when the background is much brighter than the main subject. Choose negative
values when large areas of the frame are very dark (for example, when photographing
a forest of dark green leaves) or when the background is much darker than the main
subject. This is because the camera, in order to avoid extreme under- or over-exposure,
tends to lower exposure when the frame is very bright and raise exposure when the
frame is very dark, which can make naturally bright subjects look dim and naturally
dark subjects appear over-bright, or “washed out.”
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
Scene
Description
Portrait
Use for portraits in which the main subject stands out
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clearly while background details are softened.
Party/Indoor
Use to capture background details or the effects of
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candlelight and other indoor lighting.
Night portrait
Use for portraits taken against a dimly-lit backdrop.
Beach/Snow
Use for bright subjects such as snowfields, beaches,
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and sunlit expanses of water.
Landscape
Use to enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in sky40
scapes, forests, and other landscape shots.
Sunset
Use to preserve the deep hues seen in sunsets and
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sunrises.
Night landscape
Use when taking landscape shots at night.
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Museum
Use where flash photography is prohibited.
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Fireworks show
Use to capture the expanding burst of light from a
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firework.
Close up
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers,
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insects, and other small objects.
Copy
Use to copy text and line drawings.
Back light
Use when light is coming from behind the subject,
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throwing their features into shadow.
Panorama assist
Use to take a series of pictures that will later be joined
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on a computer to form a panorama.
Sports
Use for sports shots that freeze motion in rapidly-mov43
ing subjects.
Dusk/Dawn
Use to preserve the colors seen in the weak natural
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light before sunrise and after sunset.
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Shooting in Scene Mode
Turn the monitor on before shooting in scene mode.
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(scene) mode offers a menu of fifteen “scenes,” each corresponding to
a common situation, such as a backlit subject, sunset, or interior shot. Camera settings are automatically adjusted to suit the selected scene, sparing the
user the necessity of adjusting each setting separately.
Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
To select a scene:
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1
Select
3
Portrait
2
.
Landscape
Choose scene.* Current selection
shown by large icon and caption.
Display scene menu.
4
Make selection and return to shooting mode. Selected scene shown by
icon in monitor.
* Scene can also be selected by rotating command dial. Press
out changing current selection.
button to exit with-
Depending on the scene selected, restrictions may apply to flash ( ;
32)
34). These restrictions are noted on the pages that
or focus mode ( ;
follow.
Camera Shake
At slow shutter speeds, pictures may be blurred. In this section, precautions appropriate for avoiding blur are indicated by stars:
✭ hold camera in both hands and brace elbows against body
✭ ✭ use tripod or rest camera on flat, level surface
HI Image Quality
HI image quality ( 54) is not available in
mode.
Autofocus (
Mode)
In
mode, the camera focuses continuously until the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
The following scenes are available:
Portrait
Use for portraits. Main subject stands out clearly while
background details are softened, lending composition
sense of depth.
• Degree of softening depends on amount of light available.
• Focus area can be selected manually using multi selector ( 70).
(other modes can be selected)
Auto (other modes can be selected)
Use for shots that include details of the background, or to
capture the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
✭
(other modes can be selected)
Auto (other modes can be selected)
Use for shots that provide natural balance between main
subject and background when shooting portraits under low
light.
✭
Noise reduction (
40) turns on automatically at slow shutter speeds.
Auto (
can be selected)
Beach/Snow
Captures the brightness of such subjects as snowfields,
beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
Auto (other modes can be selected)
Auto (other modes can be selected)
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
Landscape
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Use for vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors,
and contrast in such subjects as skyscapes and forests.
Focus is fixed at infinity, eliminating the need to check focus before shooting.
(
can be selected)
Sunset
Preserves the deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
✭
(other modes can be selected)
Auto (
can be selected)
Night landscape
A slow shutter speed is used to produce stunning night
landscapes.
✭ ✭
• Noise reduction turns on automatically at slow shutter speeds.
• Focus is fixed at infinity, eliminating the need to check focus before
shooting.
(
can be selected)
Noise Reduction
“Noise” in the form of randomly-spaced, brightly-colored pixels tends to appear in
pictures taken at slow shutter speeds. This effect is particularly noticeable in dark areas
of the picture. At settings of Night portrait, Night landscape, and Dusk/Dawn,
pictures taken at shutter speeds of about ¼ s or slower are processed to reduce noise
(this more than doubles the time needed to process pictures before they are saved to
the memory card). NR is displayed in the monitor when noise reduction is in effect.
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
Museum
Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited (for example, in museums and art galleries) or in other settings in
which you do not want to use the flash.
✭
• The Best Shot Selector (BSS;
97) turns on automatically, reducing the
effects of inadvertent camera movement.
• Photography may be prohibited altogether in some settings. Be sure to
obtain permission first.
Auto (
and
can be selected)
Fireworks show
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding
burst of light from a firework.
✭ ✭
Focus is fixed at infinity, eliminating the need to check focus before shooting.
Close up
Use to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers,
insects, and other small objects, with the background artistically blurred.
✭
• Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position. To focus on objects
as close as 1 cm/0.4˝ to the lens, adjust zoom until the macro close-up
icon ( ) in monitor turns green.
• Focus area can be selected manually using multi selector ( 70).
(other modes can be selected)
(
can be selected)
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
Copy
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Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board
or in printed matter such as a business card.
• Use macro close-up ( 34) to focus on objects close to the camera.
• Colored text and drawings may not show up well in the final picture.
(other modes can be selected)
Auto (other modes can be selected)
Back light
Use when light is coming from behind the subject, throwing their features into shadow, or when the subject is in the
shade but the background is brightly lit. The flash will fire
automatically to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows.
Auto (
can be selected)
Panorama assist
Use to take a series of pictures that will later be joined to form a single
scene (e.g., a panorama or 360 ° virtual-reality image). See “Taking Pictures
for a Panorama” ( 44).
• Auto white balance and exposure are determined by the first picture in
each series.
• Flash and focus mode can not be changed after shooting begins.
• Each series of pictures is stored in a separate folder with a name consisting of a folder number, “P_”, and a three-digit sequence number
assigned automatically by the camera (e.g., “101P_001”).
(other modes can be selected)
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Auto (other modes can be selected)
Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
Sports
High shutter speeds freeze motion for dynamic sports
shots.
• Monitor turns off during shooting. Frame pictures in viewfinder.
• Camera records pictures at about three frames per second while shutterrelease button is fully pressed.
• Focus, exposure, and auto white balance are determined by the first
picture in each series.
Auto (other modes can be selected)
Dusk/Dawn
Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before
sunrise or after sunset.
✭
• Noise reduction ( 40) turns on automatically at slow shutter speeds.
• Focus is fixed at infinity, eliminating the need to check focus before
shooting.
(
can be selected)
Scene Mode
Depending on your subject, scene mode may not always produce the desired results. If
results are not satisfactory, choose
(auto), P, S, A, or M mode and try again.
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
Taking Pictures for a Panorama
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1
Highlight
Panorama assist
(Panorama assist).
3
2
Default pan direction displayed in
monitor.
Bottom to top
Right to left
Left to right
Top to
bottom
Select how pictures will be joined together in completed panorama. This is the
direction in which to pan the camera after each shot. Yellow AE-L icon in monitor
shows that white balance and exposure will lock with first shot.
4
Take first picture. About one third
of picture is shown superimposed on
view through lens. If pan direction
is left to right, picture will appear on
left side of monitor. AE-L icon turns
white to show that white balance and
exposure settings for this picture apply
to all pictures in series.
Panorama Assist
The pan direction, flash mode, and focus mode can not be changed after the first
picture is taken. Shooting will end if the monitor is closed.
Use a Tripod
Using a tripod makes it easier to compose overlapping shots.
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Taking Pictures in Scene Mode
5
6
Take next picture. Repeat steps 5–6 until all shots in series have been taken.
7
End series.
Viewing Pictures Taken Using Panorama Assist
To view pictures taken at a setting of Panorama assist, select All folders in the playback Folders menu, or select the appropriate folder from the folder list ( 118).
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Compose next shot to overlap with
previous picture.
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“Basic Photography” introduced the basics of
taking pictures in
(auto) and
(scene)
modes. This chapter explains some of the more
frequently-used camera functions in greater detail, and describes how to take pictures in P, S,
A, and M modes.
Controlling Exposure ................................
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Image Quality and Size ............................
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Sensitivity ..................................................
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White Balance ...........................................
60
Continuous ................................................
63
Sharpening, Contrast, and Color .............
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Metering ....................................................
68
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Controlling Exposure
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In
(auto) and
(scene) modes, the camera automatically adjusts shutter
speed and aperture to produce optimal exposure. In P, S, A, and M modes,
shutter speed and aperture can be adjusted to suit the user’s creative intent.
Mode
P
Programmed
auto
How it works
When to use it
Camera sets shutter speed and
aperture for best exposure. Flexible program can be used to select additional combinations of Best choice in most situations.
shutter speed and aperture that
will produce the same exposure.
High shutter speeds freeze acS
User chooses shutter speed; tion. Low shutter speeds sugShutter-priority camera sets aperture for best gest movement by blurring movauto
results.
ing objects.
Large apertures (small f/-numbers) soften background details
and let more light into camera,
A
User chooses aperture; camera increasing range of flash. Small
Aperture-priority sets shutter-speed for best re- apertures (large f/-numbers) inauto
sults.
crease depth of field, bringing
main subject and background
into focus.
M
Manual
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User controls both shutter speed Use when you want complete
and aperture.
control over exposure.
P: Programmed Auto
Flexible Program
In programmed auto, different combinations of shutter speed and aperture
can be selected by rotating the command dial (flexible program). Each combination of shutter speed and aperture will produce the same exposure.
1
2
Select mode P.
Shutter speed and aperture shown
in monitor. Asterisk (“*”) appears
when flexible program is in effect.
Restoring Default Values for Shutter Speed and Aperture
Default values for shutter speed and aperture can be restored by rotating the command dial until the asterisk (“*”) is no longer displayed. Default values can also be
restored by selecting another mode or turning the camera off.
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In programmed auto, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and
aperture according to the amount of light available, producing optimal
exposure in most situations. Adjustments to exposure can be made using
exposure compensation ( 36) or exposure bracketing ( 109).
Controlling Exposure
S: Shutter-Priority Auto
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In shutter-priority auto, the user selects the shutter speed by rotating the
command dial; aperture is set automatically by the camera in response to
lighting conditions. Shutter speed can be set to values between 8 s and 1/4000 s
in increments equivalent to 1 EV (one step).
1
2
Select mode S.
Shutter speed displayed in monitor.
If the selected shutter speed would result in the picture being under- or overexposed, the shutter speed display in the monitor will flash when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose another shutter speed and try
again. At slow shutter speeds, the shutter-speed indicator in the monitor will
turn yellow to show that “noise” in the form of randomly-spaced, brightlycolored pixels may appear in the final photograph. We recommend that you
either choose a faster shutter speed or use noise reduction ( 111).
Ultra HS
When Ultra HS is selected in the Continuous menu ( 63), the frame advance rate
is fixed at thirty frames per second, with the result that shutter speed can not be set
to a value slower than 1/30 s.
Faster Shutter Speeds
When a shutter speed of 1/4000 s is selected in shutter-priority auto, aperture is restricted
to values between f/4.4 and f/7.9 when the camera is zoomed all the way out, or to
f/7.3 when the camera is zoomed all the way in. If you are unable to achieve optimum
exposure in shutter-priority auto, choose aperture-priority auto (exposure mode A),
zoom the camera all the way out, and select the smallest aperture (largest f/-number).
Depending on the amount of light available, it may be possible to achieve optimum
exposure at shutter speeds as fast as 1/4000 s (1/8000 s in Ultra HS mode).
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Controlling Exposure
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
1
2
Select mode A.
Aperture displayed in monitor.
If the selected aperture would result in the picture being under- or over-exposed, the aperture display in the monitor will flash when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. Choose another aperture and try again.
An aperture of f/8 may not be available at some zoom positions. For smaller
apertures, try zooming the camera out.
Aperture and Zoom
The maximum and minimum values for aperture are the maximum and minimum
values for the camera lens, adjusted for the current zoom setting. Higher f/-numbers (smaller apertures) can be achieved by zooming the camera in, lower f/-numbers (larger apertures) by zooming the camera out. Unless On is chosen for Zoom
options > Fixed aperture in the shooting menu ( 105), aperture will change as the
camera is zoomed in or out. If the second-highest aperture setting is selected with the
camera zoomed all the way out and the camera is then zoomed in, the camera will
vary the f/-number to maintain aperture at the second-highest setting for the current
zoom position.
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In aperture-priority auto, aperture is controlled by rotating the command
dial; shutter speed is set automatically by the camera in response to lighting
conditions. Aperture varies in increments equivalent to 1 3 EV (1 3 step); depending on the zoom position you may be able to achieve apertures as large
as f/5 or as small as f/8.
Controlling Exposure
M: Manual
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In manual exposure mode, the user controls both shutter speed and aperture. Shutter speed can be set to values between 8 s and 1/4000 s in increments
equivalent to 1 EV (one step), or the shutter can be held open for long timeexposures of up to ten minutes (see opposite page). Aperture can be set
to values between the minimum and maximum in increments equivalent to
1 3 EV (1 3 step).
1
2
Select mode M.
3
Set selected item. Exposure display
shows amount picture will be underor over-exposed at selected setting.
5
Select shutter speed or aperture. Selected item (shown in green) changes
each time button is pressed.
4
Select remaining item (aperture or
shutter speed).
Set selected item. Repeat steps 2 – 3
until desired exposure is achieved.
If the Shutter Speed Is Displayed in Red
If the selected shutter speed exceeds the limits of the camera’s exposure control system, the shutter speed will be displayed in red and no pictures can be taken.
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Controlling Exposure
Underexposed
–2
±0
Overexposed
+2
–1
+1
(Values in EVs)
Long Time-Exposures
When Single is selected for Continuous ( 63) in manual exposure mode, the shutter can be left open for long time-exposures of up to ten minutes. With shutter speed
selected in the monitor, rotate the command dial until the shutter-speed display shows
BULB or TIME. The length of time the shutter will remain open depends on the option
selected for Exposure options > Bulb/Time in the shooting menu ( 104):
• Bulb release: The shutter will remain open as long
as the shutter-release button is held down, to a maximum of ten minutes. Shutter-speed display shows
BULB10M.
• Timed release: Select this option for time exposures
of thirty seconds, one minute, three minutes, five
minutes, or ten minutes. The shutter will open when
the shutter-release button is pressed and remain open
until the exposure is complete or the shutter-release
button is pressed a second time. Shutter-speed display shows TIME and the selected exposure time (e.g.,
“TIME30S”).
To prevent blurring caused by camera shake, we recommend using a tripod and a remote shutter release such as the MC-EU1 remote cord. To reduce “noise” in the form
of randomly-spaced, brightly-colored pixels, use noise reduction ( 111).
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Understanding the Exposure Display
The exposure display in the monitor shows the amount pictures will be under- or overexposed at the values currently selected for shutter speed and aperture. The amount
exposure deviates from the value suggested by the camera is shown in EVs (–2 to +2 EV
in increments of 1/3 EV).
Image Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each picture
occupies on the memory card.
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Image Quality
The camera stores pictures in one of two formats: TIFF (HI quality) and JPEG
(FINE, NORMAL, and BASIC quality). JPEG images are compressed to reduce
the amount of memory each picture occupies. Images are analyzed in blocks
eight pixels on a side and detail within each block selectively reduced. The
more images are compressed, the smaller the resulting files and the less
space occupied on the memory card. Compressing images to make very
small files may however cause the block pattern to become visible, and there
may also be noticeable loss of detail. The actual effects depend on the type
of subject and the size of the image when printed or displayed.
Option
HI
Format
Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or
high quality prints. File size reduced to roughly
¼ of original.
FINE
NORMAL
BASIC
Description
Image stored in TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
with no compression. Use when fidelity is of parTIFF amount importance. Only available at image sizes
(RGB) of
(2592 × 1944) and
(2592 × 1728). Not
available in
(auto) or
(scene) mode.
JPEG
None
Low
Normal image quality, suited to most applications.
File size reduced to roughly 1/8 of original.
Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will
be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.
File size reduced to roughly 1/16 of original.
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom is not available at HI image quality.
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Compression
High
Image Size
Option
Description
2592 × 1944 Will print at a size of about 21.9 × 16.5 cm (8 ½˝ × 6 ½˝).*
1600 × 1200 Will print at a size of about 13.5 × 10.2 cm (5 1/3˝ × 4˝).*
1280 × 960
Will print at a size of about 10.8 × 8.1 cm (4˝ × 3˝).*
1024 × 768
Suited to printing at smaller sizes (for example, as in illustration in
a letter or report), or to display on monitors 17˝ or larger.
640 × 480
Can be displayed full screen on 13˝ monitors. Suited to distribution by e-mail or the web.
The top and bottom of the frame are cropped out to produce a
picture of the same proportions as photographs taken with a 352592 × 1728 mm film camera. The green (AF) lamp blinks slowly to show that
pictures can not be accurately framed in the viewfinder.
* Assumes a printer resolution of 300 dpi.
Print Size
The size of images when printed depends on the printer resolution: the higher the
resolution, the smaller the final print size.
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Image size refers to the physical dimensions of the picture, measured in
pixels. Pictures taken at smaller sizes require less memory to store, making
them suited to distribution by e-mail and the web. Conversely, the larger
the image, the larger the size at which it can be printed or displayed without
becoming noticeably “grainy.” Choose an image size according to the space
available on the memory card and the task at hand.
Image Quality and Size
To choose image quality or size:
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1
IMAGE QUALITY/SIZE
2
Image quality
Image size
IMAGE QUALITY/SIZE menu
displayed.
3
IMAGE SIZE
2592X1944
1600X1200
1280X960
1024X768
640X480
2592X1728
Image quality
Image size
Highlight Image quality or Image
size.
4
Display options for highlighted item.
5
IMAGE QUALITY/SIZE
IMAGE QUALITY/SIZE
IMAGE SIZE
2592X1944
1600X1200
1280X960
1024X768
640X480
2592X1728
Highlight option.
6
Image quality
Image size
Make selection. Repeat steps 2–5 to
change remaining item.
Rotate mode dial to
,
, P, S,
A, or M. Current image quality and
size displayed in monitor.
The Shooting Menu
Image quality and size can also be set using the Image quality/size option in the
shooting menu ( 94).
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Image Quality and Size
Image size
Card
Image
quality
2592 ×
1944
1600 ×
1200
1280 ×
960
1024 ×
768
640 ×
480
—
—
—
—
16 MB
HI
1
FINE
6
16
24
NORMAL
12
31
BASIC
24
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HI
4
—
2592 ×
1728
1
64 MB
37
86
7
47
69
144
14
86
121
229
27
—
—
—
4
28
96 MB
FINE
25
65
100
151
347
NORMAL
50
125
190
278
578
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BASIC
97
236
347
488
918
109
HI
6
—
—
—
—
7
FINE
38
97
150
227
520
42
NORMAL
75
188
285
418
867
84
BASIC
146
354
520
731
1377
163
* All figures are approximate. File size of JPEG images varies with scene recorded.
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Memory Card Capacity and Image Quality/Size
The approximate number of pictures that can be stored on 16 MB, 64 MB, and 96 MB
cards at different combinations of image quality and size is shown below.
Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M)
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Sensitivity is a measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher
the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure, allowing the same
exposure to be achieved with faster shutter speeds or smaller apertures. In a
film camera, sensitivity is a characteristic of the film, not the camera. The ISO
ratings on film packages are a measure of sensitivity —the higher the ISO rating, the more sensitive the film. Higher sensitivity is achieved by altering the
chemical composition of the film, causing a random pattern, called “grain,”
to appear in the final picture. In a digital camera, increased sensitivity has a
similar effect: higher sensitivities allow higher shutter speeds, at the expense
of “noise” — randomly spaced, brightly colored pixels that appear mainly in
dark parts of the image.
(auto) and
(scene) modes, the camera automatically raises sensiIn
tivity when lighting is poor. In P, S, A, and M modes, the following options
are available:
Option
Description
100
Approximately equivalent to an ISO rating of 50. Recommended except
when lighting is poor or when faster shutter speeds are required (e.g.,
when photographing moving objects). Noise may appear in pictures taken
at ISO settings above this value.
Approximately equivalent to an ISO rating of 100.
200
Approximately equivalent to an ISO rating of 200.
400
Approximately equivalent to an ISO rating of 400.
50
Equivalent to a setting of 50 under normal conditions; when lighting is
Auto poor, however, camera automatically compensates by raising sensitivity to
a maximum equivalent to ISO 200.
Auto
In
and
modes, or when a sensitivity of Auto is selected in P, S, A, or M
mode, an ISO icon is displayed in the monitor whenever sensitivity is raised above ISO
50 equivalent. Noise may appear in pictures taken when this icon is displayed.
Noise Reduction
Noise reduction ( 111) can be used to reduce noise in pictures taken at shutter
speeds of about ¼ s or slower.
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To choose a value for sensitivity:
SENSITIVITY
50
100
200
400
Auto
SENSITIVITY menu displayed.
3
2
SENSITIVITY
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50
100
200
400
Auto
Make selection.
Rotate mode dial to P, S, A, or M.
At settings other than Auto, ISO
value is displayed in monitor.
Exposure Mode
If Auto is selected in shutter-priority auto or manual exposure mode, sensitivity will be
fixed at ISO 50 equivalent and will not vary with lighting conditions.
Using the Flash
A setting of 400 is intended for use with natural lighting. Choose Auto, 50, 100, or
200 when using the flash.
The Shooting Menu
Sensitivity can also be set using the Sensitivity option in the shooting menu (
94).
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White Balance (P, S, A and M)
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The color of the light reflected from an object varies with the color of the
light source. The human brain is able to adapt to such changes in color, with
the result that we see white objects as white, regardless of whether they are
in the shade, direct sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Unlike the film
used in film cameras, digital cameras can mimic this adjustment by processing information from the camera’s image sensor (CCD) according to the color
of the light source. This process is known as a “white balance adjustment.”
In
and
modes, white balance is adjusted automatically to suit the
selected scene. In P, S, A, and M modes, you can choose from the following
white balance options:
Option
Auto
Description
White balance adjusted automatically to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in most situations.
White object used as a reference to set white balance under
White bal preset unusual lighting conditions.
Daylight
White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.
Incandescent
White balance adjusted for incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
White balance adjusted for fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy
Use when shooting outdoors under cloudy skies.
Speedlight
White balance adjusted for light produced by built-in flash.
Shade
Use under sunny skies when your subject is in the shade.
To choose a white balance setting:
1
WHITE BALANCE 1/2
Auto
White bal preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
WHITE BALANCE menu displayed.
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2
WHITE BALANCE 1/2
Auto
White bal preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
Make selection. (To fine-tune white
balance, rotate command dial. See
following page.)
Fine-Tuning White Balance
At settings other than
(Auto) and
(White bal preset), white balance
can be “fine tuned” to compensate for variations in the color of the light
source or to create pictures with a “warm” or “cold” cast. Except in the
case of (Fluorescent), adjustments can be made in the range +3 to –3 in
increments of one. Higher settings can be used to lend images a bluish tinge
or to compensate for light sources with a yellow or red cast. Lower settings
can be used to make pictures slightly yellow or red or to compensate for light
sources with a blue cast.
(Fluorescent),
When white balance is set to
you can choose from three different bulb types
(see table at right).
To fine-tune white balance, display the white-balance menu and highlight an option as described
above, then follow the steps below:
1
WHITE BALANCE 1/2
Auto
White bal p
+2
Daylight
+1
Incandesce ±0
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
Choose value for fine tuning.
2
Option
Bulb type
FL1
White (W)
FL2
Daylight White/
Neutral (N)
FL3
Daylight (D)
WHITE BALANCE 1/2
Auto
White bal preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
Make selection. To return to shooting mode, rotate mode dial to P, S,
A, or M.
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Rotate mode dial to P, S, A, or M.
At settings other than Auto, white
balance is shown in monitor.
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White Balance
Preset White Balance
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Preset white balance is used when shooting under
mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources
with a strong color cast (for example, to make pictures taken under a lamp with a red shade look as
though they had been taken under white light). If
the multi selector is pressed to the right when
White bal preset is selected in the white-balance
menu, the camera will zoom in and the menu shown
above at right will be displayed in the monitor.
WHITE BAL PRESET
Cancel
Measure
Option
Description
Cancel
Recalls the most recent value for preset white balance from the memory
and sets white balance to this value.
To measure a new value for white balance, place a white object, such
as a piece of paper, under the lighting that will be used in the final picture. Frame this object so that it fills the square in the center of the
Measure menu shown above. Highlight Measure and press the center of the
multi selector to measure a new value for white balance (shutter will be
released and camera will return to original zoom position, but no picture
will be recorded).
The Shooting Menu
White balance can also be set using the White balance option in the shooting menu
( 94).
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Continuous (P, S, A, and M)
Option
Single
CONTINUOUS
Single
Continuous H
Continuous L
Multi-shot 16
Ultra HS
5 shot buffer
Description
One shot recorded each time shutter-release button is pressed.
Camera records pictures at up to three frames per second while
Continuous H shutter-release button is pressed, to a maximum of seven shots.
Monitor turns off during shooting; frame pictures in viewfinder.
Camera records pictures at up to 1.5 fps (three frames every two
Continuous L seconds) while shutter-release button is pressed. Rate of recording will drop when (wait) icon is displayed.
Each time shutter-release button is pressed, camera takes sixteen
consecutive pictures 648 × 486 pixels in size at rate of about 3 fps
Multi-shot 16 and arranges them in four rows to form a single picture measuring 2592 × 1944 pixels. Only available at image size of
2592 × 1944.
Ultra HS
Camera records pictures 320 × 240 pixels in size while shutter-release button is pressed. Shooting stops after one hundred pictures or when shutter-release button is released. Image quality
is set to NORMAL, allowing pictures to be taken at up to 30 fps.
With each sequence, camera creates new folder in which all
photos in sequence are stored. Folder name consists of “N_”
followed by three-digit number assigned automatically by camera. Exposure count is shown in monitor.
Camera records pictures at up to 1.5 fps (three frames every two
5 shot buffer seconds) while shutter-release button is pressed, but only last
five pictures are recorded to memory card.
HI Image Quality
Options other than Single are not available when HI is selected for image quality.
Using the Menus
For more information on menu operations, see “Using the Menus” (
10).
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In P, S, A, and M modes, the Continuous option
in the shooting menu can be used to take pictures
in a rapid sequence. This can be used to capture
fleeting expressions on a portrait subject, photograph a subject that is moving unpredictably, or
capture motion in a series of pictures.
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Using a Flash
At settings other than Single, the built-in Speedlight turns off automatically and will
not fire even when lighting is poor. Optional Speedlights mounted on the accessory
shoe can be used at settings other than Ultra HS.
Focus, Exposure, and White Balance
At settings other than Single, focus, exposure, and white balance are determined by
the first picture in each series.
Digital Zoom
Digital zoom is not available at settings of Multi-shot 16 and Ultra HS.
Noise Reduction ( 111)
Noise reduction can not be used in combination with settings other than Single.
Ultra HS
Ultra HS can not be used in combination with BSS ( 97) or bracketing ( 109). If
the monitor is swivelled to point in the same direction as the lens during shooting, the
display in the monitor will be inverted.
During shooting, the zoom indicator in the monitor will
move from S (start) to E (end). To interrupt shooting
before one hundred pictures have been recorded, lift
your finger from the shutter-release button.
The Memory Buffer
During shooting, pictures are stored in a temporary memory buffer before being transferred to the memory card for permanent storage. You can continue to take pictures
as long as room is available in the buffer. When the buffer is full, a (wait) icon will
be displayed and shooting will be suspended. More pictures can be taken as soon as
enough memory becomes available in the buffer.
Continuous
At settings other than Single, the current “continuous” setting is shown by an icon in the monitor when
the camera is in P, S, A, or M mode.
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Sharpening, Contrast, and Color (P, S, A, and M)
Image Sharpening
In
and
modes, the camera automatically processes pictures to emphasize the borders
between light and dark areas of the picture,
making edges seem sharper. As this processing
takes place after shooting, its effects can not be
previewed in the monitor, but they will be visible
in the final picture. In P, S, A, and M modes, the
image-sharpening menu gives you control over
the amount of sharpening performed.
IMAGE SHARPENING
Auto
High
Normal
Low
Off
Option
Description
Auto
Camera sharpens edges for optimal results; amount of sharpening
varies from shot to shot.
High
Pictures processed to increase sharpness, making edges more distinct.
Normal Camera performs same standard level of sharpening on all images.
Low
Sharpening reduced below normal level.
Off
No sharpening performed.
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In P, S, A, and M modes, the shooting menu ( 94) offers options for sharpening outlines, improving contrast, and adjusting color during shooting.
Options can be chosen to suit the subject or according to how the picture
will be used.
Sharpening, Contrast, and Color
Image Adjustment
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In
and
modes, the camera automatically
adjusts contrast for optimal results before recording pictures to the memory card. In P, S, A, and
M modes, the image-adjustment menu grants
control over contrast.
Option
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT
Auto
Normal
More contrast
Less contrast
Description
Auto
Camera automatically adjusts contrast according to shooting
conditions.
Normal
Camera performs same standard contrast adjustment on all
pictures. Suitable for a wide variety of scenes, from dark to
bright.
Picture processed to emphasize difference between light and
dark areas, enhancing contrast. Useful when shooting unMore contrast der overcast skies or shooting low contrast subjects such as
landscapes.
Less contrast
Picture processed to decrease difference between light and
dark areas, reducing contrast. Recommended when light is
very bright, creating strong shadows on subject.
Image Adjustment
At settings other than Auto, the current image-adjustment setting is indicated by an icon in the monitor
when the camera is in P, S, A, or M mode.
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Saturation Control
Option
+2 Maximum
SATURATION CONTROL
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Saturation control is used to heighten or reduce
the vividness of colors.
Maximum
Enhanced
Normal
Moderate
Minimum
Black&white
Description
+1 Enhanced
Use for vivid, photoprint effect when taking pictures that will
be printed “as is,” without further modification.
0 Normal
Best choice in most situations.
–1 Moderate
Use when taking pictures that will later be retouched on a
computer.
–2 Minimum
Black&white
Pictures recorded in black-and-white. Black-and-white images
require same amount of memory as color images, but show a
higher level of detail. Black&white can not be used in combination with digital zoom, white balance, white-balance bracketing, or a Lens setting of Slide copy adptr.
Black-and-White
When Black&white is selected, monitor shows the
view through the lens in black-and-white. A
icon
appears in the monitor when the camera is in P, S, A,
or M mode.
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Metering (P, S, A, and M)
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In P, S, A, and M modes, the metering menu offers a choice of four metering methods for deterand
mining how the camera sets exposure (in
modes, matrix metering is used). Choose a
metering method suited to the composition and
lighting conditions.
Option
How it works
Matrix
Spot
Center-weighted
Spot AF area
When to use it
Matrix
Camera compares measurements from 256 areas of frame with library
of typical compositions Best choice in most situations.
to produce optimal exposure for entire picture.
Spot
Camera meters area
shown by square in
center of monitor. Only
about 1 32 of frame is metered.
Ensures that subject in metering target
will be correctly exposed even when
background is much brighter or darker.
Can be used with autoexposure lock (
30) to meter off-center subjects.
Camera meters entire
frame but assigns weight
Centerof 80% to area in cenweighted
ter of frame occupying
roughly ¼ of total.
Classic meter for portraits; preserves
background details while letting lighting
conditions at center of frame determine
exposure. Can be used with autoexposure lock ( 30) to meter off-center
subjects.
Camera meters active focus area when Manual
or Auto selected for Focus options > AF area
mode ( 69).
Links spot metering to active focus area.
Use instead of autoexposure lock to meter off-center subjects. Matrix metering
is used when focus-area selection is off; if
monitor is off, spot metering is used.
Spot AF
area
Metering
At settings other than Matrix, the current metering
method is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
Spot metering exposure target
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Focus Options
FOCUS OPTIONS
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The Focus options item in the shooting menu
for P, S, A, and M modes ( 94) contains three
options controlling focus settings.
AF area mode
Auto-focus mode
Focus confirmation
AF Area Mode
In
(auto) mode (and at all scene-mode settings except Portrait and Close up), the camera
automatically focuses on the subject in the focus
area at the center of the frame, shown by the
focus brackets in the viewfinder. In P, S, A, and
M modes, a total of five focus areas are available, making it possible to focus on an off-center
subject without using focus lock. AF area mode
determines how the focus area is selected.
AF AREA MODE
Auto
Manual
Off
Option
Description
Auto
Camera automatically selects focus area containing subject closest to
camera. Selected focus area is displayed in red when shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Choose this setting to minimize risk of pictures
being out of focus when subject is moving erratically or in other situations in which there is little time to check focus.
User selects focus area manually using multi selector. Can be used inManual stead of focus lock ( 29) to focus on relatively motionless subjects that
are not centered in frame.
Off
Camera focuses on subject in center focus area (shown by focus brackets
in viewfinder). No focus area indicators appear in monitor. Can be used
in combination with focus lock ( 29) to focus on off-center subjects.
Restrictions on Focus Area Selection
Focus-area selection is not available when the monitor is off or digital zoom (
in effect. In these cases, the center focus area is used.
26) is
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Manual Focus Area Selection
When Manual is selected for AF area mode, five
focus areas are displayed in the monitor. Press
the multi selector up, down, left, or right to select
the focus area containing your subject. Manual
focus area selection can be used in combination
with focus lock ( 29) if the subject does not fall
in any of the five focus areas.
Spot AF Area Metering
Focus area selection (both manual and automatic) can be used in combination with spot AF-area metering to meter exposure only in the active focus
area ( 68).
Auto-Focus Mode
In P, S, A, and M modes, the Auto-focus mode
option determines how the camera focuses when
the monitor is on (single autofocus is used when
the monitor is off, regardless of the setting chosen for Auto-focus mode).
AUTO-FOCUS MODE
Single AF
Continuous AF
Option
Description
Single AF
Camera focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
If monitor is off, pictures can only be taken when camera is in
focus. Choose this option to save batteries. Note that when
monitor is on, pictures can be taken even if camera is not in focus; check green (AF) lamp before shooting.
Camera adjusts focus continuously until shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, minimizing time needed to focus before picture
Continuous AF is taken. Note that pictures can be taken even when camera is
not in focus; check green (AF) lamp before shooting.
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Focus Confirmation
Option
FOCUS CONFIRMATION
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Use focus confirmation to determine exactly
what areas of the frame are in focus before a picture is taken. Focus confirmation affects only the
view through the lens shown in the monitor; no
indicators of focus appear in the final picture.
Manual focus
On
Off
Description
Manual Areas of the image that are in focus will be sharply outlined in monitor
focus in manual focus mode ( 72).
On
Areas of the image that are in focus will be sharply outlined in monitor
in all focus modes ( 34).
Off
No indication of focus appears in monitor.
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Manual Focus
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In P, S, A, and M modes, manual focus is available for situations in which
you can not achieve the desired results using autofocus. The focus distance
can be selected from preset values ranging from 1 cm (0.4˝) to infinity. To use
manual focus:
Pressing MF ( ) button, rotate command dial until subject is in focus.
Manual focus display shows approximate focus distance (from lens), from
1 cm/0.4˝ ( ) to infinity ( ).
1
2
Confirm focus in monitor. Unless Off is selected for Focus
options > Focus
confirmation
( 71), focus confirmation turns
on automatically when manual
focus is in effect, and objects
that are in focus will be sharply
outlined in monitor.
3
Take pictures. To cancel manual focus, press MF ( ) button to select
another focus mode.
Close-Ups
Minimum focus distance varies with zoom position. At some zoom positions, the
camera may be unable to focus at very short distances (the end of the manual focus
display). If the camera is unable to focus at the current zoom position, the manual
focus display will turn red.
Focus Lock
Focus can not be locked using the AE/AF-L button in manual focus mode.
Using a Converter Lens
Use autofocus ( 34) when using an optional converter lens (
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148).
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This chapter describes how to view pictures on
the camera, on television, and on a computer.
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Viewing Pictures on the Camera
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This section describes how to view pictures on the camera, both full-screen
and as thumbnails, how to zoom in on pictures for a closer look, record voice
memos, and create small copies of your pictures.
Quick Review and Playback
There are two ways to play pictures back on the camera: quick review, in
which you can view your pictures without leaving shooting mode, and a
dedicated playback mode that can be used to view movies, create small copies of still pictures, or access the options in the playback menu.
Quick Review
Quick review is used to play back pictures while still in shooting mode, making it possible to view the results of earlier attempts while setting up the
, P, S, A, M,
, and
modes.
next shot. Quick review is available in
Press the
button once to view pictures in the top left corner of the monitor, with the view through the lens visible in the background. Press the
button again to view pictures full screen. To return to shooting mode, press
the
button a third time or press the shutter-release button halfway.
Shooting Mode
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Quick Review
Pictures are displayed
in top left corner of
the monitor. Use to
check results of earlier attempts while
setting up the next
shot.
Full-Screen Review
View pictures full
screen or in “contact
sheets” of four or
nine thumbnail images.
View photo
information, zoom in
on pictures, or delete
shots one at a time.
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When you rotate the mode dial to
played full-screen in the monitor.
Viewing Additional Pictures
Press the multi selector down or right to view pictures in the order recorded, up or left
to view pictures in reverse order. Keep the multi selector pressed to scroll rapidly to
the desired frame number.
Keep or Delete
In
(movie) mode or when image quality is set to HI,
or when Ultra HS is selected for Continuous in P, S,
A, or M mode, pictures will be displayed briefly in the
monitor immediately after each shot. To delete the picture before it is recorded to the memory card, press the
AF ( ) button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
Press the multi selector up or down to highlight an option, then press the center of the multi selector to select.
• Select No to exit without deleting the picture.
• Select Yes to delete the picture.
Erase 1 image(s)?
No
Yes
Deleting Pictures
To delete the picture currently displayed in full-screen review or full-screen playback,
press the AF ( ) button. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; delete the picture as
described above under “Keep or Delete.”
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Photo Information
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In full-screen review and full-screen playback,
information about each picture is superimposed
on the image. There are six pages of photo
information for each picture. Rotate the command dial to cycle through photo information
as follows: Page 1 ⇔ Page 2 ⇔ Page 3 ⇔ Page
4 ⇔ Page 5 ⇔ Page 6 ⇔ Page 1.
Page 1 (File Information)
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
2
3
12
1 Date of recording
8 Transfer icon
2 Time of recording
9 Print-order icon
3 Image size
10 Protect icon
4 Folder
6 Battery level indicator
11 Current frame
number/total number
of frames visible in
current folder
7 Voice memo icon
12 Image quality
5 File number and type
Page 2 (Shooting Information)
1
2
3
4
5
6
1 Camera type
4 Exposure mode
2 Firmware version
5 Shutter speed
3 Metering method
6 Aperture
Page 3 (Shooting Information, continued)
1
2
3
4
5
6
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1 Exposure
compensation
2 Focal length
3 Focus mode
4 Flash status
5 Image adjustment
6 Sensitivity (ISO
equivalency)
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Page 4 (Shooting Information, continued)
1 White balance
4 Digital zoom
2 Color saturation
5 Converter lens status
3 Sharpening
6 File size
Page 5 (Exposure Information)
1
3
2
4
1 Thumbnail preview (flashing border marks image
highlights — i.e., brightest areas of image)
2 Histogram (shows distribution of tones in image;
horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness,
with dark tones to left and bright tones to right,
while vertical axis shows number of pixels of each
brightness in image)
3 File number and type
4 Exposure information (metering, shutter speed,
aperture, exposure compensation, sensitivity)
Page 6 (Focus Confirmation)
1 File number and type
1
2
3
2 Focus information (focal length, shutter speed,
aperture, focus mode, noise reduction)
3 Focus confirmation (areas of picture that are in focus are sharply outlined; active focus area is shown
in red)
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1
2
3
4
5
6
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Viewing Multiple Pictures: Thumbnail Playback
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Pressing the
( ) button in full-screen review
or full-screen playback displays the pictures on
the memory card in “contact sheets” of four
thumbnail images. The following operations can
be performed while thumbnails are displayed:
To
Use
1
2
3
4
Description
Highlight
pictures
Press multi selector up, down, left, or right to highlight pictures.
Page
through
pictures
Rotate the command dial to scroll through thumbnails a page
at a time.
Change
number
of pictures
displayed
Delete
highlighted
picture
View
highlighted
picture full
screen
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(
With four thumbnails displayed, press
( ) button once to
( ) to “zoom in” from nine
)/ view nine thumbnails. Press
thumbnails to four thumbnail-view or, when four thumbnails
( ) are displayed, to view highlighted picture full screen.
Confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press multi selector up
or down to highlight option, press center to select.
SELECTED IMAGES
• Select No to exit without deleting
picture
Erase 1 image(s)?
• Select Yes to delete picture
(
)
No
Yes
Press center of multi selector to view highlighted picture full
screen.
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Taking a Closer Look: Playback Zoom
To
Press
View other
areas of
picture
Cancel
zoom
Description
Zoom increases each time button is pressed, to a maximum
( ) of about 6 ×. While image is zoomed in, icon and zoom
ratio are displayed in top left corner of monitor.
Zoom in
Zoom out
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( ) button to zoom in on still images
Use the
displayed in full-screen review and full-screen
playback.
Use multi selector to scroll to areas of picture not visible in
monitor. To use multi selector to view other pictures, cancel zoom.
(
Zoom decreases each time button is pressed. To cancel
) zoom, zoom picture out until entire picture is displayed.
Cancel zoom and return to full-screen display.
Playback Zoom
Playback zoom is not available with movies, still pictures created with the Ultra HS
option in the Continuous menu, or with small copies created using the small picture
option.
Before a HI-quality image can be displayed at higher zoom ratios, additional data must
be read from the memory card. If the
( ) button is pressed immediately after the
picture is displayed full screen, a message will be displayed in the monitor. Wait a few
seconds and try again.
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Adding Audio Commentary: Voice Memo
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Brief voice memos can be added to still pictures
displayed in full-screen playback. Voice memos
can not be added to movies. Memos are stored
on the memory card as WAV-format sound files.
During playback, the presence of a memo is indicated by a
icon.
To
Press
Description
Memo of up 20 s can be recorded while
button is
pressed. Recording ends after about 20 s or when
button is released.
If
icon appears in file information display during playback, memo can be played back by pressing
button.
Playback ends when entire recording has been played back
or
button is pressed a second time.
Record memo
Play memo
Pause/resume
playback
Press center of multi selector to pause playback. Press
again to resume.
Raise volume
( ) Volume indicator displayed in monitor when zoom buttons
are pressed. Three levels are available: high (
), low
), and mute (
). Default setting is high.
(
) (
Lower volume
Delete
memo
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(
)
Pressing AF ( ) button while memo is being played back
displays confirmation dialog. Press multi selector up or
down to highlight option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit without deletSELECTED IMAGES
ing picture or voice memo
Erase 1 image(s)?
• Select
to delete voice memo
without deleting picture
No
• Select Yes to delete picture and
Yes
voice memo
Viewing Pictures on the Camera
Creating Small Copies: Small Picture
1
SMALL PIC
Create
small picture file ?
2
3
Create
small picture file ?
No
Yes
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed.
SMALL PIC
Highlight Yes (to exit without creating small copy, highlight No and press
center of multi selector).
Create copy and To view the copy, use the multi selector
return to full-screen to scroll to the last picture in memory.
When viewed on the camera, copies
playback.
are surrounded by a gray border.
Copies are stored as files with names of the form “SSCNnnnn.JPG,” where
“nnnn” is a four-digit number assigned by adding one to the largest file
number in the current folder. Copies are independent of the originals: deleting the copy has no effect on the original, deleting the original no effect on
the copy. Copies are created with the same transfer marking and date and
time of recording as the original; print and protect attributes are not set.
Copies can not be viewed using playback zoom.
Restrictions on Small Picture
Copies can only be created when sufficient space is available on the memory card.
Copies can not be created in quick review or full-frame review. Copies can not be
created from movies, from other small pictures, or from pictures taken at Ultra HS,
an image quality of HI, or an image size of
2592 × 1728. You may not be able to
create copies from pictures taken with another model of camera.
Viewing Small Picture Files on Other Camera Models
Small copies may not display or transfer correctly on other camera models.
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In full-screen playback, you can press the
( ) button to create a small
copy of the current picture. Depending on the option selected for Small
pic in the playback menu ( 115), copies will be 640 × 480, 320 × 240, or
160 × 120 pixels in size. Copies have an image quality of BASIC, making
them ideal for distribution by e-mail or for use in web pages.
Viewing Pictures on TV
The EG-E5000 audio/video cable included with the camera can be used to
connect the camera to a television or video-cassette recorder (VCR).
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Choosing a Video Mode
The Video mode item in the setup menu offers a choice of NTSC and PAL (
144). Be sure that the mode selected matches the standard used in the video
device. In PAL video mode, video output will be suspended and the camera
monitor will turn on when you shoot movies or take pictures at Ultra HS.
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1
2
Turn the camera off
3
Tune the television to the video channel
If in doubt, consult the documentation for
your television or VCR.
4
5
Select
Connect the audio/video cable
Insert the black plug into the camera’s interface connector, the yellow plug into the
video-in jack on the television or VCR. Connect the white plug to the audio-in jack.
mode
Turn the camera on
The camera monitor will remain off and the
television will display the image normally
shown in the monitor. If the camera is connected to a VCR, images can be recorded to
video tape.
Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Before Connecting the Camera
Before transferring pictures to a computer, set
the USB option in the camera setup menu to
match the computer’s operating system (
134). The camera supports two options: Mass
storage (the default option) and PTP (Picture
Transfer Protocol).
USB
PTP
Mass storage
Operating system
USB option
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Mac OS X (10.1.2 or later)
Choose Mass storage or PTP.
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Mac OS 9 (9.0–9.2)
Choose Mass storage.
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Using the UC-E1 USB cable and Nikon View software provided with your
camera, you can view pictures on a computer. Before pictures can be transferred (copied) to a computer, Nikon View must be installed. For more information on installing Nikon View and transferring pictures to your computer,
see the Nikon View Reference Manual (on CD-ROM) and the reverse side of
the Quick Start Guide.
Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Connecting the USB Cable
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Turn the computer on and wait for it to start up. After confirming that the
camera is off, connect the UC-E1 USB cable as shown below. Connect the
camera directly to the computer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub or
keyboard.
Digital I/O connector
tilts upwards slightly
UC-E1 USB cable
Turn the camera on and transfer pictures as described on the reverse side of
the Quick Start Guide.
Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), Mac OS 9 (9.0–9.2)
Do NOT select PTP when connecting the camera to a computer running one of the
above operating systems. If the camera has been connected to a computer running
one of the above operating systems with PTP selected in the USB menu, disconnect
the camera as described below. Be sure to select Mass storage before reconnecting
the camera.
Windows 2000 Professional
The computer will display the welcome dialog for the Found New Hardware Wizard.
Click Cancel to close the dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
After displaying a message stating that the hardware information database is being
updated, the computer will start the Add New Hardware Wizard. Click Cancel to exit
the wizard, and then disconnect the camera.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
The Add New Hardware Wizard will be displayed. Click Cancel to exit the wizard, and
then disconnect the camera.
Mac OS 9 (9.0–9.2)
A dialog will be displayed stating that the computer is unable to use the driver needed
for the “Nikon Digital Camera E5400_PTP” USB device. Click Cancel to close the
dialog, and then disconnect the camera.
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Disconnecting the Camera
Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional
Click the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon ( ) in
the taskbar and select Safely remove USB Mass
Storage Device from the menu that appears.
Windows 2000 Professional
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( ) in
the taskbar and select Stop USB Mass Storage
Device from the menu that appears.
Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon ( ) in
the taskbar and select Stop USB Disk from the
menu that appears.
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
In My Computer, click with the right mouse
button on the removable disk corresponding to
the camera and select Eject from the menu that
appears.
Mac OS X
Drag the “NO_NAME” camera volume into the
Trash.
Mac OS 9
Drag the “untitled” camera volume into the
Trash.
Mac OS X
Mac OS 9
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If PTP is selected in the USB menu ( 83), the camera can be turned off and
the USB cable disconnected once transfer is complete. If the USB option in
the camera setup menu is still at its default setting of Mass storage, the
camera must first be removed from the system as described below.
Printing Pictures
More on Playback
To print the pictures from the camera memory card:
• take the card to a digital print service center
• insert the card into a personal photo printer equipped with a CompactFlash™
card slot
• transfer the pictures using Nikon View and print them from a computer (see
the Nikon View Reference Manual, on CD-ROM)
To print the time and date of recording on pictures:
• take pictures using the Date imprint option in the setup menu, which
imprints the date or date and time of recording directly on pictures as they
are taken ( 145)
• if the photo printer or print service supports Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF), use the Date option in the Print set > Print selection menu (
127)
• transfer the pictures using Nikon View and print them using the Nikon View
date imprint option (see the Nikon View Reference Manual, on CD-ROM)
“Print Set” and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
The Print set option in the playback menu is used to create a digital “print order” listing the pictures to be printed, the number of prints, and the information to be included
on each print. This print order is stored on the camera memory card in Digital Print
Order Format (DPOF). Once a print order has been created, the memory card can be
inserted in a DPOF-compatible device and the pictures printed directly from the card.
Before using this option, check that the printer or print service supports DPOF. Note
that:
• If the Print set option has not been used to create a print order, all the pictures on
the memory card will be printed
• The print order is not copied to the computer when pictures are transferred using
Nikon View
“Date Imprint” Versus the Print Set “Date” Option
Date imprint
Print selection > Date
Must be set before picture is taken
Set after picture is taken
Date permanently imprinted on picture
Date stored separately
Date only appears when picture is printDate appears whenever picture is printed
ed on DPOF-compatible printer
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Movies
Your Nikon digital camera can record three different types of movie. This chapter describes
how to record and view movies.
Recording Movies .....................................
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Viewing Movies ........................................
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Recording Movies
Movies
1
Select
mode
Rotate the mode dial to , turn the camera
on, and open the monitor. In place of the
number of exposures remaining, the monitor
will show the maximum length of the movie
that can be recorded at current settings.
2
Record movie
Press the shutter-release button all the way
down to start recording. While recording
is in progress, a REC indicator is displayed.
Recording ends when the shutter-release
button is pressed a second time, when the
memory card is full, or when the movie has
reached its maximum length.
Using the Flash
The flash turns off ( ) automatically when TV movie (640) or Small movie (320) is
selected.
Zoom
When TV movie (640) or Small movie (320) is selected, optical zoom can only be
adjusted before recording begins. Before and during recording, digital zoom can be
adjusted between 1.2 × and 2.0 ×. Pressing the zoom button during recording triggers
digital zoom, even if Off has been selected for Zoom options > Digital tele ( 105).
Before recording
Optical
zoom Can be adjusted normally.
During recording
Fixed at position selected before recording.
1.2 × – 2.0 × from current optical zoom posiDigital 1.2 × – 2.0 × from maximum tion (from maximum optical position if digital
zoom optical zoom position.
zoom was in effect when recording began).
The Monitor
If the monitor is swivelled to point in the same direction as the lens when recording a
TV movie (640) or Small movie (320), the display in the monitor will be inverted.
Focus Mode
If Single AF (the default option) is selected for Focus options > Auto-focus mode (
70), focus will lock when the shutter-release button is pressed to start recording.
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The type of movie recorded can be selected from the following options:
Description
TV movie
(640)
Movies are recorded at a rate of 15 frames per second, with sound
recorded via built-in microphone. Vertical interlacing is used to
achieve a size of 640 × 480 pixels, suitable for television playback.
Maximum length for TV movies is 70 s.
Small movie Movies are recorded at a rate of 15 frames per second, with
sound recorded via built-in microphone. Each frame has a size of
(320)
(default option) 320 × 240 pixels. Maximum length for small movies is 180 s.
Time-lapse
movie
Camera takes still pictures at specified intervals and joins these
frames together to create silent movie with frame rate of 30 frames
per second. Resulting movie may be up to 60 s long. Use to create time-lapse movies of slow processes that can be filmed without
moving the camera: a flower opening, a butterfly emerging from its
cocoon, clouds moving across the sky, etc.
To choose the type of movie that will be recorded:
1
MOVIE
TV movie (640)
Small movie (320)
Time-lapse movie
Display MOVIE menu.
3
2
MOVIE
TV movie (640)
Small movie (320)
Time-lapse movie
Highlight option (press
button to
exit without changing settings).
Return to shooting mode (if Timelapse movie is selected, menu of timelapse movie options will be displayed;
see following page). Record movie as
described on previous page.
Movie Files
Movies are recorded as Quick Time movie files with the extension “.MOV” and can be
played back on a computer after transfer.
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Movies
Option
Recording Movies
Recording a Time-Lapse Movie
Movies
1
MOVIE
TIME-LAPSE MOVIE
2
TV movie (640)
Small movie (320)
Time-lapse movie
In movie menu, highlight Time-lapse
movie.
3
TIME-LAPSE MOVIE
Set interval time
AE lock
Display time-lapse movie options.
SET INTERVAL TIME
4
30s
1m
5m
10m
30m
60m
Set interval time
AE lock
Highlight Set interval time.
5
SET INTERVAL TIME
6
TIME-LAPSE MOVIE
30s
1m
5m
10m
30m
60m
Display options.
Choose interval between frames from
30 s (thirty seconds), 1 m (one minute),
5 m (five minutes), 10 m (ten minutes),
30 m (thirty minutes), and 60 m (sixty
minutes).
Make selection.
Set interval time
AE lock
Restrictions on Time-Lapse Movie
Time-lapse movie is not available at HI image quality or an image size of
2592 × 1728.
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Recording Movies
7
TIME-LAPSE MOVIE
8
Highlight AE lock.
AE LOCK
On
Off
10
TIME-LAPSE MOVIE
Movies
On
Off
Set interval time
AE lock
9
AE LOCK
Display options.
Choose On to fix exposure and auto
white balance for entire movie at values for first frame, Off to meter new
values for exposure and white balance
with each shot.
11
Set interval time
AE lock
Make selection.
Return to shooting mode. Record
movie as described on page 88.
Take Test Shots
We recommend taking a test shot and viewing the results in the monitor before recording movies at a setting of Time-lapse movie.
During Recording
To save power, the monitor turns off between frames; the green (AF) lamp blinks to
show that recording is in progress. The monitor turns on automatically about ten
seconds before the camera takes the next shot. Time-lapse photography will end
automatically if the camera is unable to finish recording a frame in the selected interval
(this may occur if a microdrive or other memory card with a slow write time is used).
Use a Reliable Power Source
We recommend using the optional EH-53 AC adapter or EH-21 AC adapter/battery
charger when recording time-lapse photos at intervals of ten minutes or more.
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Viewing Movies
Movies
To play a movie back, rotate the mode dial to
and display the movie in full-screen playback
icon). Press the
(movie files are indicated by a
center of the multi selector to begin playback.
If the movie was recorded with the TV movie
(640) or Small movie (320) option, sound recorded with the movie will be played back over
the camera’s built-in speaker.
To
Press
Description
Start/pause/
resume
playback
Press center of multi selector to start playback. While playback is in progress, pressing center of multi selector pauses
playback. Press again to resume. When movie ends, first
frame of movie will be displayed.
Rewind movie
one frame
When movie is paused, pressing multi selector up or left
rewinds movie one frame.
Advance
movie one
frame
When movie is paused, pressing multi selector down or
right advances movie one frame. When end of movie is
reached, pressing multi selector down or right ends playback and displays first frame of movie.
Raise volume
Lower volume
Volume indicator displayed in monitor when zoom buttons
are pressed. Three levels are available: high (
), low
(
), and mute (
). Default setting is high.
Viewing Time-Lapse Movies
When a movie is recorded using the Time-lapse movie option, two files are created:
the original and a second, smaller copy for playback on the camera. The original is
recorded at the image quality and size settings in effect when shooting begins, while
the copy has an image quality of NORMAL and a frame size of 320 × 240 pixels. On
the memory card, the copy will have a file number one greater than the original;
if the original had the file name “MSCN0001.MOV,” the copy would be named
“DSCN0002.MOV.” Originals can only be played back on a computer; when viewed
on the camera, they are displayed as still pictures showing the movie’s first frame.
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Menu Guide
This chapter describes the options available in
the following menus:
The Shooting Menu ..................................
94
Adjust camera settings when shooting in P, S, A, and
M modes.
The Playback Menu...................................
115
Delete selected pictures or folders, organize pictures
into folders, select pictures for transfer to a computer
or for printing on a DPOF-compatible device, protect
pictures from accidental deletion, and hide pictures
during playback.
The Setup Menu........................................
134
Adjust basic camera settings and perform such tasks
as formatting memory cards and choosing a folder to
store your pictures.
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The Shooting Menu
Menu Guide
When the mode dial is set to P, S, A, or M, the settings listed below can be
adjusted from the shooting menu (the shooting menu is not available in
modes). To display the shooting menu:
and
1
2
Select P, S, A, or M.
MY MENU
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Show all menus
Shooting menu displayed.
Pressing the
button displays a one-page custom menu containing six
items selected from a total of twenty options available in the full shooting
menu. You can choose what items appear in the custom menu using the My
menu option ( 113). To display the full shooting menu, which consists of
three pages of options:
1
MY MENU
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Show all menus
Highlight Show all menus.
2
ALL MENU ITEMS 1/3
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
All options displayed.
Using the Menus
For more information on menu operations, see “Before You Begin: Using the Menus”
( 10).
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The full shooting menu contains the following options:
ALL MENU ITEMS 2/3
Image quality/size
Sensitivity
Image sharpening
Lens
Exposure options
Focus options
Zoom options
ALL MENU ITEMS 3/3
Speedlight opt.
Auto bracketing
Noise reduction
Reset
My menu
CF card format
ALL MENU ITEMS 1/3
White balance
60–62
Metering
68
Continuous
63–64
BSS
97
Image adjustment
66
Saturation control
67
User setting
98–99
ALL MENU ITEMS 2/3
Image quality / size
54–57
Sensitivity
58–59
Image sharpening
65
Lens
101–102
Exposure options
103–104
Focus options
69
Zoom options
105
ALL MENU ITEMS 3/3
Speedlight opt.
106–108
Auto bracketing
109–110
Noise reduction
111
Reset
112
My menu
113–114
CF card format
114
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Menu Guide
ALL MENU ITEMS 1/3
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
The Shooting Menu
White Balance
Menu Guide
There are eight options for white balance; see
“More on Photography: White Balance” for
details ( 60).
WHITE BALANCE 1/2
Auto
White bal preset
Daylight
Incandescent
Fluorescent
Cloudy
Speedlight
Metering
Four metering methods can be selected; see
“More on Photography: Metering” for details
( 68).
METERING
Matrix
Spot
Center-weighted
Spot AF area
Continuous
Six options are available for taking pictures in a
sequence; see “More on Photography: Continuous” for details ( 63).
CONTINUOUS
Single
Continuous H
Continuous L
Multi-shot 16
Ultra HS
5 shot buffer
Restrictions on BSS ( 97)
BSS can not be used with the self-timer ( 35), Continuous options other than Single
( 63), exposure or white-balance bracketing ( 109), or noise reduction ( 111).
BSS
At settings other than Off, the current BSS setting is
indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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The Shooting Menu
Best Shot Selector (BSS)
Option
BEST SHOT SELECTOR
Menu Guide
The options in the “best-shot selector” (BSS)
menu are recommended for situations in which
inadvertent camera movement can produce
blurred pictures, or when parts of the image are
prone to under- or over-exposure.
Off
On
Exposure BSS
Description
Off
BSS off.
On
Camera takes shots while shutter-release button is pressed, to a
maximum of ten. These images are then compared and sharpest
picture (picture with highest level of detail) saved to memory card.
Flash turns off automatically and focus, exposure, and auto white
balance for all photos are determined by the first picture in each
series. Recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera
movement can produce blurred pictures, for example when:
• the camera is zoomed in
• macro close-up is in effect
• lighting is poor and the flash can not be used
This setting may not produce desired results with moving subjects or
if composition is changed during shooting.
EXPOSURE BSS
Exposure Selecting this option displays sub-menu
BSS
shown at right. Choose from:
• Highlight BSS: picture with smallest Highlight BSS
area of overexposure is selected.
Shadow BSS
• Shadow BSS: picture with smallest area Histogram BSS
of underexposure is selected.
• Histogram BSS: of pictures with least
under- and over-exposure, camera
chooses picture with overall exposure closest to optimum.
Camera takes five shots each time shutter-release button is pressed.
These images are then compared and picture that best meets selected criterion saved to memory card. Flash turns off automatically and
focus and auto white balance for all photos are determined by the
first picture in each series. Recommended for subjects containing
areas of high contrast, when it is difficult to set exposure correctly.
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The Shooting Menu
Image Adjustment
Menu Guide
This option is used to adjust contrast. See “More
on Photography: Sharpening, Contrast, and
Color” ( 66).
IMAGE ADJUSTMENT
Auto
Normal
More contrast
Less contrast
Saturation Control
Use this option to adjust the vividness of colors
and take pictures in black-and-white. See “More
on Photography: Sharpening, Contrast, and
Color” ( 67).
User Setting
Camera settings can be stored in two separate “banks,” Bank 1 and Bank 2. By default,
changes to camera settings are stored in Bank 1.
To store another combination of frequently-used
settings, select Bank 2 and set the camera appropriately. To switch from one combination of
settings to the other, select the desired bank from
the User setting menu.
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SATURATION CONTROL
Maximum
Enhanced
Normal
Moderate
Minimum
Black&white
The Shooting Menu
User settings banks store the following settings:
Image quality
Bulb/time
Flash exposure comp.
Metering
Image size
AF area mode
Speedlight cntrl
Continuous
Sensitivity (ISO)
Auto-focus mode
Repeating flash
BSS
Image sharpening
Focus confirmation
Auto bracketing
Image adjustment
Lens
Digital tele
Noise reduction
Saturation control
AE lock
Fixed aperture
Other settings
Flash mode
Focus mode
Exposure compensation
† Any changes to fine tuning and preset white balance apply to both banks, regardless
of the bank currently selected.
To select a user settings bank:
1
Highlight bank. Settings currently
stored in bank shown by icons in
monitor.
2
ALL MENU ITEMS 1/3
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Select bank and return to shooting
menu. Any changes to settings will
be stored in current bank.
User Setting
In P, S, A, and M modes, the number of the current
user settings bank appears in the top left corner of the
monitor.
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Menu Guide
Shooting menu settings
White balance†
The Shooting Menu
Image Quality and Size
Menu Guide
Selecting Image quality/size displays the menu
shown at right, where image quality and size can
be selected from separate sub-menus. For more
information, see “More on Photography: Image
Quality and Size” ( 54).
IMAGE QUALITY/SIZE
Image quality
Image size
Sensitivity
Choose this option to set sensitivity (ISO equivalency). For more information, see “More on
Photography: Sensitivity” ( 58).
SENSITIVITY
50
100
200
400
Auto
Image Sharpening
This option controls the amount of sharpening
performed when pictures are saved to the memory card. See “More on Photography: Sharpening, Contrast, and Color” ( 65).
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IMAGE SHARPENING
Auto
High
Normal
Low
Off
The Shooting Menu
Lens
Option
Normal
LENS
Menu Guide
The lens menu is used to adjust camera settings
for optimal results with the optional converter
lenses and adapters listed below. Note that these
accessories can only be used with a lens adapter
ring ( 148). For complete information on use
and handling, see the documentation provided
with each converter lens.
Normal
Wide adapter
Telephoto
Fisheye
Slide copy adptr
Description
No modifications are made to settings. Use when no converter
lens is attached (be sure to remove lens adapter ring).
•Camera zooms out to widest angle. Zoom can be adjusted
manually ( 26).
Wide adapter •Maximum aperture in mode P is f/4. To prevent blurring at
(for WC-E80)
edges of frame in modes S, A, and M, adjust settings to produce apertures no wider than f/4.
Telephoto
Optical zoom fixed at maximum optical zoom position. Digital
(for TC-E15ED) zoom can be used ( 26).
Fisheye
(for FC-E9)
•Zoom fixed at widest angle ( 26).
•Focus fixed at infinity ( 34).
•Metering fixed at center-weighted ( 68).
•Corners of frame blacked out to create circular frame.
Slide copy
adptr
(for ES-E28)
Selecting this item displays options
Positive
shown at right. Choose Positive
Inverse color
when photographing color film, Inverse color when examining film negatives in monitor.
•Zoom fixed close to maximum zoom position; digital zoom
set to 1.1 ×. Digital zoom can be adjusted manually ( 26).
•Focus mode can be chosen from macro close-up and macro
close-up with self-timer ( 34).
•Exposure compensation ( 36) set to +0.7 EV (Positive) or
+1.3 EV (Inverse color).
•Image adjustment set to Less contrast ( 66).
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The Shooting Menu
Menu Guide
Using a Flash
The built-in Speedlight turns off automatically at settings other than Normal. Optional Speedlights mounted on the accessory shoe ( 148) can be used at settings of
Wide adapter and Telephoto.
Use Autofocus
When shooting at settings other than Normal, use autofocus ( 34). Results in
manual focus mode will not accurately reflect the focus distance selected.
Slide Copy Adapter: Inverse Color
The Inverse Color option requires a bright light source. If lighting is insufficient, the
image in the monitor will be too bright. Should you notice excessive “noise” in the
form of randomly-spaced, bright pixels, set image sharpening to Off or Low ( 65).
Inverse Color is intended for use only when examining film negatives in the monitor,
and the quality of the image produced will vary widely with the type and make of film
used. We recommend using a film scanner such as the Nikon COOLSCAN to obtain
high-quality digital images from negative film.
Lens Adapter Rings
Remove optional lens adapter rings ( 148) when not in use. The corners of the frame
will be eclipsed in any pictures taken while a lens adapter ring is mounted on the camera without a converter lens attached.
Lens
At settings other than Normal, the current lens setting
is indicated by an icon in the monitor.
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The Shooting Menu
Exposure Options
EXPOSURE OPTIONS
Menu Guide
The exposure options menu contains two options
for controlling exposure.
AE lock
Bulb/Time
AE Lock
When taking a series of pictures that will later be
joined to form a single image (for example, when
taking shots for a panorama or 360 ° virtual-reality image), you can use autoexposure (AE) lock
to obtain the same exposure and auto white balance settings for all pictures in the series.
AE LOCK
On
Off
Reset
Option
Description
On
First picture taken after On is selected sets exposure (shutter speed, aperture, and sensitivity) and auto white balance for all subsequent pictures.
Flash turns off while AE lock is in effect.
Off
Restores normal exposure and white balance.
Clears existing exposure settings. First picture taken after this option is
Reset selected sets exposure (shutter speed, aperture, and sensitivity) and auto
white balance for all subsequent pictures.
AE Lock
While AE lock is in effect, an AE-L (autoexposure lock)
icon appears in the monitor. After you select On or Reset, this icon turns yellow to indicate that exposure will
be locked with the next shot. The icon will turn white
once you have taken a picture to set exposure.
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The Shooting Menu
Bulb/Time
Menu Guide
In mode M (manual exposure mode), shutter
speed can be set to BULB or TIME for long exposures of up to ten minutes ( 53). This menu
controls how long exposures are made.
BULB/TIME
Bulb release
Timed release
Option
Description
Bulb
release
Shutter will remain open as long as shutter-release button is held
down, to a maximum of ten minutes.
Timed
release
Selecting this option displays menu of exposure times. Choose from 30 s (thirty seconds), 1 m (one minute), 3 m (three minutes),
5 m (five minutes), or 10 m (ten minutes).
Shutter will open when shutter-release button is pressed and will remain open until
specified exposure time has elapsed or the
shutter-release button is pressed again.
TIMED RELEASE
Shutter opens for:
30s
1m
3m
5m
10m
Long Exposures
Longer exposure times increase the amount of noise visible in the picture; we recommend that noise reduction ( 111) be turned on for long exposures.
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The Shooting Menu
Focus Options
FOCUS OPTIONS
Menu Guide
The focus options menu contains three options
controlling focus settings. For more information,
see “More on Photography: More on Focus” (
69).
AF area mode
Auto-focus mode
Focus confirmation
Zoom Options
The Zoom options menu contains options for
digital and optical zoom.
ZOOM OPTIONS
Digital tele
Fixed aperture
Digital Tele
Select On to enable digital zoom when the
monitor is on. If Off is selected, pressing the
button at the maximum optical zoom position
has no effect (digital zoom can still be used while
recording movies).
DIGITAL TELE
On
Off
Fixed Aperture
This option controls whether aperture varies with
zoom position.
Option
Description
On
In A and M modes, aperture is kept as close
as possible to selected f/-number. To prevent
selected f/-number from exceeding exposure
range at new zoom position, choose aperture of around f/5 to f/8.
Off
Aperture changes as you zoom in and out.
FIXED APERTURE
On
Off
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The Shooting Menu
Controlling the Flash: Speedlight Options
Menu Guide
In P, S, A, and M modes, the built-in Speedlight
and optional external flash units are controlled
according to the options selected for Speedlight
opt.
SPEEDLIGHT OPT.
Flash exp. comp.
Speedlight cntrl
Repeating flash
Controlling Flash Output: Flash Exp. Comp.
Use this option to adjust flash output by –2.0 EV
to +2.0 EV in increments of 1 3 EV.
FLASH EXPOSURE COMP.
+0.3
0
–0.3
Options for Optional Speedlights: Speedlight Cntrl
This option is used to control the built-in and
optional Speedlights when using optional flash
accessories mounted on the camera’s accessory
shoe.
SPEEDLIGHT CNTRL
Auto
Int & ext active
Internal off
Option
Description
Auto
Optional Speedlight fires. If no optional Speedlight is mounted on the
camera, built-in Speedlight will fire instead.
Int & ext Both optional and built-in Speedlights fire (built-in Speedlight will not
active fire if not required for correct exposure).
Internal
Built-in Speedlight turns off.
off
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The Shooting Menu
Strobe Photography: Repeating Flash
When On is selected for Repeating flash, the
flash will fire at regular intervals during each
exposure, allowing you to capture a moving
object in several different positions in a single
frame. When using this option, rotate the mode
dial to M (manual exposure mode) and choose a
shutter speed of BULB or TIME ( 53). At other
shutter speeds, the flash will fire only once. If
an optional Speedlight is used, only the optional
Speedlight will fire; the built-in Speedlight will
turn off.
Menu Guide
Option
REPEATING FLASH
On
Off
Description
On
Selecting On displays menu shown at right.
Interval can be set to values between 1 Hz
(flash fires once a second) and 10 Hz (flash fires
ten times a second) in increments of 1 Hz.
Off
Normal flash operation restored.
REPEATING FLASH
2Hz
1Hz
SB-27 and SB-23 Speedlights
Set Speedlight cntrl to Auto or Internal off when using an SB-27 or SB-23 Speedlight.
The HN-CP10 Lens Hood
Remove the HN-CP10 lens hood (available separately;
148) when using the flash.
Optional Speedlights
The following SB-series Nikon Speedlights (all available separately) can be mounted
directly on the camera accessory shoe without a sync cable: 80DX, 50DX, 28DX, 30,
28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, and 22s. The accessory shoe is equipped with a safety lock for
Speedlights with a locking pin (SB-series 28DX, 30, 28, 27, 26, 25, and 22s).
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The Shooting Menu
Menu Guide
Using Optional Speedlights
Refer to the Speedlight manual for detailed instructions. Before using an optional
Speedlight, set the zoom head to an angle wider than 28 mm. At smaller angles, the
flash may not light the entire subject. We recommend that you take a test shot and
view it in the monitor; if the results are not satisfactory, try zooming the camera in or
adjusting the illuminating angle. When a WC-E80 is used with the camera zoomed all
the way out, the combined focal length is 22 mm (35-mm format equivalent). Use a
wide panel for an illuminating angle wider than 22 mm.
The SB-23 has an illuminating angle of over 35 mm. Some parts of the frame may not
be illuminated when the camera is zoomed all the way out.
Set the Speedlight flash mode to TTL before shooting. At this setting, the optional
Speedlight will be controlled by the camera in response to flash mode ( 32) and
Speedlight opt. ( 106) settings. When the flash fires, the amount of light produced
by the optional Speedlight is measured by the camera’s photocell, and the length of
the flash adjusted to ensure optimal exposure (note that the camera’s photocell controls flash level even when the built-in Speedlight is off). D-TTL flash control (available
with the SB-80DX, SB-50DX, and SB-28DX) is not supported.
When set to STBY (standby), the optional Speedlight will turn on when the camera is
turned on, but will not turn off when the camera is turned off. The COOLPIX5400
does not support power zoom, AF-assist illumination, or red-eye reduction by means
of the red-eye reduction lamp on the optional Speedlight.
Flash Mode Indicators for Optional Speedlights
When Internal off or Auto is selected for Speedlight
cntrl and an optional Speedlight is mounted on the
camera, flash mode is indicated in the monitor as
shown at right. Note that the camera will not detect
the optional Speedlight if the flash-ready lamp is off.
Be sure the flash ready lamp on the optional Speedlight
is lit before taking a picture.
Flash mode
Auto
Flash Cancel (off)
Auto with redeye reduction
Anytime Flash
(fill flash)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
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Icon
A
The Shooting Menu
Auto Bracketing
Option
Off
AUTO BRACKETING
Menu Guide
In some situations, you may find it difficult to
select appropriate exposure-compensation and
white-balance settings, and yet not have time to
check the results and adjust settings after each
shot. Auto bracketing can be used to vary these
settings automatically over a series of pictures,
“bracketing” a selected exposure-compensation
or white-balance setting.
Off
Auto bracketing
WB bracketing
Description
Restores normal exposure and white balance.
Camera varies exposure with each shot, bracketing current exposure
Auto
36).
bracketing compensation value (autoexposure bracketing;
Camera takes three shots each time shutter-release button is fully
pressed, bracketing current white balance setting to produce one picWB
ture with normal white balance, one picture with reddish cast, and one
bracketing picture with bluish cast. Recording time roughly triples. Use when unsure of appropriate value for white balance.
Restrictions on Auto Bracketing
Autoexposure bracketing can not be used in combination with a shutter speed of BULB
or TIME ( 104), BSS ( 97), exposure BSS ( 97), AE lock ( 103), noise reduction
( 111), or with Continuous settings of Multi-shot 16, Ultra HS, or 5 shot buffer
( 63).
White balance bracketing can not be used in combination with BSS ( 97), exposure
BSS ( 97), AE lock ( 103), noise reduction ( 111), an image quality of HI ( 54),
Black&white ( 67), or with Continuous settings other than Single ( 63).
Auto Bracketing
When autoexposure bracketing is in effect, a
icon
is displayed in the monitor with the selected exposure
increment.
When white balance bracketing is in effect,
icons appear in the monitor.
and
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The Shooting Menu
Autoexposure Bracketing
Menu Guide
When Auto bracketing is selected, exposure
varies with each shot; the number of shots and
amount of exposure compensation performed
are selected from the sub-menu shown at right.
Values are added to the exposure compensation value selected with the
button ( 36).
Bracketing is performed by varying shutter speed
(A and M modes), aperture (S mode), or shutter
speed and aperture (P mode).
AUTO BRACKETING
3, ±0.3
3, ±0.7
3, ±1.0
5, ±0.3
5, ±0.7
5, ±1.0
Option
No. of shots
Exposure increment
Bracketing order
3, ±0.3
3
±1 3 EV
0, +0.3, –0.3
3, ±0.7
3
±
EV
0, +0.7, –0.7
3, ±1.0
3
±1 EV
0, +1.0, –1.0
5, ±0.3
5
±
EV
0, +0.7, +0.3, –0.3, –0.7
5, ±0.7
5
±2 3 EV
0, +1.3, +0.7, –0.7, –1.3
5, ±1.0
5
±1 EV
0, +2.0, +1.0, –1.0, –2.0
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13
After taking a series of shots using bracketing, you can view the results in
quick review ( 74) or playback ( 75) and select the pictures with the desired exposure, discarding the remaining shots if so desired.
Continuous Shooting (Autoexposure Bracketing)
At settings of Continuous H and Continuous L ( 63), shooting will pause after
each bracketing cycle is complete.
Auto Flash and Auto ISO (Autoexposure Bracketing)
In auto flash mode ( 32), the flash setting for the first shot in each bracketing cycle
applies to the remaining pictures. If the flash fires on the first shot, it will fire for the
remaining shots; if the flash does not fire on the first shot, it will not fire for the remaining shots. If sensitivity (ISO equivalency) is set to Auto ( 58) in S, A, or M mode, the
sensitivity value for the first shot in each bracketing cycle will also apply to the remaining pictures (in P mode, sensitivity will vary with each shot).
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The Shooting Menu
Noise Reduction
NOISE REDUCTION
Menu Guide
At shutter speeds slower than about ¼ s, “noise”
in the form of randomly-spaced, brightly-colored
pixels may appear in pictures, particularly in
shadows. Noise reduction can be used to reduce
noise at slow shutter speeds.
On
Off
Option
Description
On
Noise reduction takes effect at shutter speeds of about ¼ s or
slower. Time required to save pictures to memory card more than
doubles.
Off
Noise reduction off; camera functions normally.
Restrictions on Noise Reduction
Noise reduction can not be used in combination with BSS ( 97), exposure BSS (
97), bracketing ( 109), Continuous settings other than Single ( 63), or with a
Lens setting of Slide copy adptr ( 101).
Sensitivity (ISO Equivalency)
Noise reduction will reduce the noise that occurs at higher sensitivities (
in pictures taken at shutter speeds of ¼ s or slower.
58), but only
Noise Reduction
When noise reduction is on, an NR icon appears in the
monitor.
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The Shooting Menu
Reset
Menu Guide
Reset is used to restore settings for the current
User Setting bank to their default values.
Option
No
Description
Exit menu, leaving settings unchanged.
Reset Restore settings to default values.
RESET
Confirm reset of
user settings 1 to
default values
No
Reset
Choosing Reset restores the following options for the current User Setting
bank to their default values. Settings in the other bank are unaffected.
Basic settings
Default
Flash mode
Auto
Focus mode
Autofocus
Exposure compensation
Mode dial settings
White balance
±0
Default
Auto*
Image quality / size
Image quality
Normal
Image size
2592 × 1944
Sensitivity
Menu options
Auto
Default
Metering
Matrix
Continuous
Single
Menu options
Lens
Default
Normal
Exposure options
AE lock
Off
Bulb/time
Bulb release
Focus options
AF area mode
Auto-focus mode
Focus confirmation
Zoom options
Digital tele
Fixed aperture
Speedlight options
Flash exposure comp.
Auto
Single AF
Manual focus
On
Off
0
Off
Speedlight cntrl
Auto
Image adjustment
Auto
Repeating flash
Off
Saturation control
Normal
Auto bracketing
Off
Image sharpening
Auto
Noise reduction
Off
BSS
* Fine-tuning reset to 0.
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The Shooting Menu
My Menu
1
ALL MENU ITEMS 3/3
Speedlight opt.
Auto bracketing
Noise reduction
Reset all
My menu
CF card format
2
Highlight My menu.
3
MY MENU
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Choose item you wish to change.*
MY MENU
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Menu Guide
This option determines which of the twenty items
in the full shooting menu appear in the six-item
custom menu displayed when you press the
button in P, S, A, or M mode. At default settings, the custom menu contains the metering,
continuous, BSS, image adjustment, saturation
control, and User Setting items. If desired, other
frequently-used items can be placed in the custom menu for quick access.
MY MENU
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Display custom menu.
4
MY MENU
1/3
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Full shooting menu displayed.
* Selection can also be made by highlighting item in Step 3 and rotating command
dial. Press center of multi selector to save changes to menu and return to shooting
mode.
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The Shooting Menu
5
Menu Guide
MY MENU
1/3
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Select item to be added to custom
menu.
6
MY MENU
1/3
White balance
Metering
Continuous
BSS
Image adjustment
Saturation control
User setting
Replace item selected in custom
menu with item selected in full
shooting menu.
Return to shooting mode.
7
CF Card Format
CF card format formats memory cards for use
in the camera. Note that formatting memory
cards permanently deletes all data they contain, including protected pictures and any
other data that may be on the card. Before
formatting, be sure to transfer any valued pictures to a computer ( 83–85).
Option
No
WARNING!
All images will be
deleted !
No
Format
Description
Exit without formatting memory card.
Format memory card. Message shown at right
displayed while formatting is in progress. Do
not turn the camera off, remove the batterFormat ies or memory card, or unplug the AC adapter (available separately) while this message
is displayed.
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CF CARD FORMAT
FORMATTING
The Playback Menu
The playback menu contains the following options:
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
PLAYBACK MENU 2/2
Move image
CF card format
Small pic
Delete
116–117
Folders
118–122
Slide show
123–124
Protect
125
Hide image
126
Print set
127–128
Auto transfer
129–130
PLAYBACK MENU 2/2
Move image
131–132
CF card format
114
Small pic
133
To display the playback menu:
1
2
Select
.
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
Display playback menu.
Using the Menus
For more information on menu operations, see “Before You Begin: Using the Menus”
( 10).
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Menu Guide
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
The Playback Menu
Delete
The delete menu contains the following options:
Menu Guide
Option
Description
DELETE
Selected images
Erase all images
Selected images Delete selected pictures.
Erase all images Delete all pictures.
Deleting Selected Pictures
DELETE
1
2
ERASE SELECTED IMAGES
Selected images
Erase all images
Select
Highlight Selected images.
3
ERASE SELECTED IMAGES
Select
Set
Highlight picture.
5
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Done
Set
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
4
ERASE SELECTED IMAGES
Select
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by icon.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select additional pictures. To deselect picture,
highlight and press multi selector up or down. To exit without deleting
pictures, press
button.
The Playback Menu
6
SELECTED IMAGES
No
Yes
Deleting All Pictures
To delete all unprotected pictures on the memory card:
DELETE
1
Highlight Erase all images.
Selected images
Erase all images
2
ERASE ALL IMAGES
Erasing all images
(
Exclude)
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit without deleting
pictures
• Select Yes to delete all pictures that
are neither hidden nor protected
Before Deletion
Once deleted, pictures can not be recovered. If desired, transfer pictures to a
computer before deletion ( 83–85).
Protected Pictures
Pictures marked with a
icon are protected and can not be deleted (
125).
Hidden Pictures
Pictures hidden with the Hide image option ( 126) are not displayed in the Delete >
Selected images menu and can not be deleted.
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Menu Guide
Erase 4 image(s)?
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit without deleting
selected pictures
• Select Yes to delete selected pictures
The Playback Menu
Folders
Menu Guide
By default, pictures are stored in a folder with
the name NIKON. To make it easier to locate
pictures during playback, additional folders can
be created to organize pictures by theme. The
playback Folders menu is used create and manage folders, and to select the folder from which
pictures will be played back.
FOLDERS
Folders
Folders
All folders
NIKON
Folder Options
The Folders item in the playback Folders menu
contains the following options:
Option
New
Description
Create new folders.
FOLDERS
New
Rename
Delete
Rename Rename existing folders.
Delete Delete folders and all items they contain.
Folder Options
The Folders menu can also be accessed using the Folders item in the setup menu
( 135).
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The Playback Menu
Creating New Folders
NEW
2
Menu Guide
FOLDERS
1
M
New
Rename
Delete
N
I
K
O
N
O
Highlight New.
Display default folder name
(NIKON).
NEW
3
NEW
4
M
N
X
I
K
O
Highlight letter.
5
6
O
N
T
O
K
Y
N
Z
Edit letter. Folder names can include
upper case letters (“A”–”Z”), numbers, and spaces.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to create new five-letter folder name. Press
button to exit without creating folder.
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2 Highlight last letter and press center
Delete
of multi selector to create new folder.
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
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The Playback Menu
Renaming Existing Folders
Menu Guide
FOLDERS
1
RENAME
2
New
Rename
Delete
Highlight Rename.
RENAME
3
KYOTO
TOKYO
KOBE
Display list of existing folders (folder
NIKON can not be renamed).
RENAME
4
J
KYOTO
TOKYO
KOBE
K
RENAME
O
S
O
T
O
T
Edit name as described in steps 3–5
of “Creating New Folders” on previous page.
T
O
Select folder.
6
R
O
L
Highlight folder name.
5
Y
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
Highlight last letter and press center
of multi selector to rename folder.
To exit the RENAME dialog without renaming the folder, press the
button.
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The Playback Menu
Deleting Folders
FOLDERS
2
New
Rename
Delete
Highlight Delete.
3
DELETE
DELETE
Menu Guide
1
OSAKA
TOKYO
KOBE
Display list of existing folders (folder
NIKON can not be deleted).
Highlight folder name.
OSAKA
TOKYO
KOBE
4
DELETE
Delete : OSAKA
Confirm
folder deletion?
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select.
• Select No or press
button to exit
without deleting folder
• Select Yes to delete selected folder
Hidden and Protected Pictures
If the selected folder contains hidden or protected pictures, the folder will not be
deleted. Note, however, that any pictures it contains that are neither hidden nor protected will be deleted.
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The Playback Menu
Choosing a Folder for Playback
Menu Guide
The Folders item in the playback menu can be
used to select all folders for playback, or to view
pictures in a selected folder.
FOLDERS
Folders
Folders
All folders
NIKON
1
FOLDERS
Folders
Folders
All folders
NIKON
Highlight folder. To view pictures in
all folders, select All folders.
3
2
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
Select folder and return to playback
menu.
Press
button to display most recent
picture in selected folder in full-frame
playback.
Panorama Assist/Ultra HS
Each series of pictures taken at a setting of Panorama assist ( 44) or Ultra HS (
63) is stored in a separate folder. Folders created at a setting of Panorama assist are
listed in the Folders menu under names beginning with “P_” followed by a three-digit
number; folders taken at Ultra HS are listed under names beginning with “N_” followed by a three-digit number. To view only the pictures in a selected series, choose
the appropriate folder from the Folders menu. To delete all pictures in a selected
series, select the appropriate folder in the Folders > Folders > Delete menu.
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The Playback Menu
Slide Show
When Start is selected in the slide show menu,
all pictures in the current folder that have not
been hidden using Hide image ( 126) will be
played back one after the other in the order recorded, with a pause between each image. Movies will be played back as still images showing the
movie’s first frame.
Start
Menu Guide
Option
SLIDE SHOW
Start
Frame intvl
Pause →
Description
Start slide show.
Frame intvl Choose how long each picture will be displayed.
Viewing a Slide Show
1
SLIDE SHOW
Start
Frame intvl
2
Pause →
Highlight Start.
3
PAUSE
Start slide show.
When slide show ends, PAUSE menu is displayed (see following page). Press multi selector left to return to playback menu, or press
button to return to full-frame playback.
Restart
Frame intvl
Auto Off
The camera will enter standby mode if no operations are performed for thirty minutes
during a slide show.
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The Playback Menu
The following operations can be performed during a slide show:
Menu Guide
To
Pause slide
show
Go forward
or back
one frame
End slide
show
Press
Description
Dialog shown at right will be displayed. To restart slide show, highlight Restart and press center of
multi selector. To end slide show
and return to playback menu, press
multi selector to left. To end slide
show and return to full-frame playbutton.
back, press
PAUSE
Restart
Frame intvl
Press multi selector up or left to go back one frame, down or
right to skip ahead to next frame.
End slide show and return to full-frame playback.
Changing the Display Interval
The slide show menu on the previous page and
the pause dialog shown above contain a Frame
intvl option for choosing how long each picture
will be displayed. To change the display interval,
highlight Frame intvl and press the center of
the multi selector. The menu of interval settings
shown at right will be displayed; highlight the
desired setting and press the center of the multi
selector.
FRAME INTVL
2s
3s
5s
10s
Frame Interval
Owing to differences in file size and the speed at which pictures can be read from the
memory card, the actual interval may differ from the value selected.
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The Playback Menu
Protect
PROTECT
Menu Guide
Protected files can not be deleted by pressing
the AF ( ) button or using the delete options in
the playback and folder menus. Note, however,
that protected pictures will be deleted when the
memory card is formatted.
Select
1
PROTECT
Select
Set
2
Done
Highlight picture.
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional pictures. To
deselect picture, highlight
and press multi selector up
or down.
To exit without
changing protected status of
pictures, press
button.
Set
Done
PROTECT
Select
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon.
4
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
Complete operation and return to
playback menu.
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The Playback Menu
Hide Image
Menu Guide
When creating a slide show or showing pictures
to an audience, the Hide image option can be
used to hide selected pictures. Hidden pictures
are visible only in the Hide image menu. They
can not be deleted by pressing the AF ( ) button
or using the delete options in the playback and
folder menus. Note, however, that hidden pictures will be deleted when the memory card is
formatted.
1
HIDE IMAGE
Select
Set
2
Done
Highlight picture.
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to select additional pictures. To
deselect picture, highlight
and press multi selector up or
down. To exit without changing hidden status of pictures,
press
button.
HIDE IMAGE
Select
Set
Done
HIDE IMAGE
Select
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by icon.
4
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
Complete operation and return to
playback menu.
“ALL IMAGES ARE HIDDEN”
If all pictures in the current folder are hidden, the message “ALL IMAGES ARE HIDDEN” will be displayed in quick review and full-frame playback. No pictures can be
viewed until another folder has been selected or Hide image is used to reveal some of
the pictures in the current folder.
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The Playback Menu
Print Set
Option
PRINT SET
Menu Guide
Print set is used to select pictures for printing on
devices that support Digital Print Order Format
(DPOF), to choose the number of copies to be
printed, and to specify the information to be included with each print. For information on printing pictures selected using this option, see “More
on Playback: Printing Pictures” ( 86).
Print selection
Delete print set
Description
Print selection Create or modify print order as described below.
Cancel print order. Print marking will be removed from all picDelete print set tures in print order, but pictures will not be deleted.
To create a print order or modify the existing print order:
1
PRINT SET
2
PRINT SELECTION
Print selection
Delete print set
Select
Highlight Print selection.
3
PRINT SELECTION
Select
Set
Highlight picture.
Set
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
Done
4
PRINT SELECTION
1
Select
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon. Number
of prints appears on picture.
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The Playback Menu
5
PRINT SELECTION
2
Menu Guide
Select
6
Set
Done
PRINT SELECTION
Date : OFF
Info : OFF
Done :
Done
Use multi selector to specify number of
prints (up to 9). To deselect picture, press
multi selector down when number of
prints is 1. Repeat steps 3–5 to select additional pictures. To exit without altering
print order, press
button.
Press center of multi selector to complete print order and display menu of
print options.
• To print date of recording on all pictures in print order, highlight Date
and press center of multi selector.
ON will appear next to item.
• To print shutter speed and aperture
on all pictures in print order, highlight Info and press center of multi
selector. ON will appear next to
item.
• To turn selected item off, highlight
and press center of multi selector.
To complete print order and return to
playback, highlight Done and press center of multi selector. To exit without
altering print order, press
button.
“Date”
If Date is selected in the PRINT SELECTION menu, the
date of recording will appear on any pictures printed
using devices that support the DPOF date function.
Note that the information printed on the image will
not be correct unless the camera clock was set correctly
when the picture was taken.
Print Set
If you display the PRINT SELECTION menu after creating a print order, the Date and
Info options will be reset.
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The Playback Menu
Auto Transfer
Option
AUTO TRANSFER
Menu Guide
When the camera is connected to a computer
running Nikon View, pictures selected with Auto
transfer can be transferred (copied) to the computer ( 83).
Selected images
All images
Cancel transfer
Description
Selected images Select pictures for transfer.
All images
Mark all pictures for transfer.
Remove transfer marking from all
Cancel transfer pictures.
Marking Selected Pictures for Transfer
1
AUTO TRANSFER
2
SELECTED IMAGES
Selected images
All images
Cancel transfer
Select
Highlight Selected images.
3
SELECTED IMAGES
Select
Set
Highlight picture.
Done
Set
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
4
SELECTED IMAGES
Select
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon.
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The Playback Menu
5
Menu Guide
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select additional pictures. To
deselect picture, highlight
and press multi selector up or
down. To exit without changing transfer status of pictures,
press
button.
6
PLAYBACK MENU 1/2
Delete
Folders
Slide show
Protect
Hide image
Print set
Auto transfer
Complete operation and return to
playback menu.
Marking All Pictures for Transfer
1
AUTO TRANSFER
Highlight All images.
Selected images
All images
Cancel transfer
2
ALL IMAGES
All images will be
tranferred. OK?
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit without selecting
pictures for transfer
• Select Yes to select all pictures for
transfer
Restrictions on Auto Transfer
No more than 999 pictures can be transferred using Auto transfer. To transfer more
than 999 pictures, select the images in Nikon View, or select and transfer pictures in
batches of 999 or less.
The COOLPIX5400 can not be used to transfer pictures selected for transfer with another model of Nikon digital camera. Use the COOLPIX5400 to reselect the pictures.
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The Playback Menu
Move Image
SELECT SOURCE FOLDER
Menu Guide
To move pictures to another folder on the current
memory card:
OSAKA
TOKYO
KOBE
1
SELECT SOURCE FOLDER
2
SELECT IMAGE(S)
OSAKA
TOKYO
KOBE
Select
Select folder containing pictures to
be moved to another folder.
3
SELECT IMAGE(S)
Select
Set
5
4
Done
Highlight picture.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select additional pictures. To
deselect picture, highlight
and press multi selector up or
down.
Set
Done
Pictures on memory card displayed as
thumbnail images.
SELECT IMAGE(S)
Select
Set
Done
Select highlighted picture. Selected
pictures marked by
icon.
6
SELECT DEST. FOLDER
OSAKA
TOKYO
KOBE
Display list of possible destination
folders.
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The Playback Menu
7
SELECT DEST. FOLDER
Highlight destination folder.
Menu Guide
OSAKA
TOKYO
KOBE
8
MOVE IMAGE(S)?
Confirm image move
to another folder?
No
Yes
Confirmation dialog displayed. Press
multi selector up or down to highlight
option, press center to select.
• Select No to exit without moving
pictures
• Select Yes to move pictures to selected folder
info.txt
Moving pictures deletes the associated entries from the info.txt file (
143).
File Names
When a picture is moved, it will be assigned a new file number generated by adding
one to the highest file number in the destination folder. The identifier (DSCN or SSCN)
and extension (.TIF, .JPG, .MOV) will not change.
Destination Folders
The following can not be selected as destination folders:
• Folders created at Ultra HS (folder names begin with “N_”)
• Folders created at a setting of Panorama assist (folder names begin with “P_”)
Pictures of the following types can not be moved to another folder:
• Pictures created at a setting of Ultra HS and stored in folders with names that begin
with “N_”
• Pictures created at a setting of Panorama assist and stored in folders with names
that begin with “P_”
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The Playback Menu
CF Card Format
CF CARD FORMAT
Menu Guide
CF card format formats memory cards for use
in the camera. See “Shooting Menu Options: CF
Card Format” ( 114).
WARNING!
All images will be
deleted !
No
Format
Small Pic
Small pic controls the size of copies created with
the small picture option ( 81). Choose from
sizes of 640 × 480, 320 × 240, and 160 × 120.
SMALL PIC
640x480
320x240
160x120
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The Setup Menu
The setup menu contains the following options:
Menu Guide
SET-UP
En Language
Date
Folders
Monitor options
Seq. numbers
Shutter sound
Auto off
1/3
SET-UP
2/3
CF card format
Controls
Shot confirmation
info.txt
USB
Video mode
Reset all
SET-UP
3/3
Date imprint
Firmware version
SET-UP 1/3
Language
20
Date
20–21
Folders
135
Monitor options
136–137
Seq. numbers
138
Shutter sound
139
Auto off
140
SET-UP 2/3
CF card format
114
Controls
141–142
Shot confirmation
143
info.txt
143
USB
144
Video mode
144
Reset all
144
SET-UP 3/3
Date imprint
145
Firmware version
145
To display the setup menu, rotate the mode dial
to SET UP.
Using the Menus
For more information on menu operations, see “Before You Begin: Using the Menus”
( 10).
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Language
LANGUAGE
Menu Guide
Use the Language option to choose a language
for camera menus and messages. See “First
Steps: Basic Setup” ( 20).
De Deutsch
En English
Fr Français
Es Español
Date
Date is used to set the camera clock to the
current date and time. See “First Steps: Basic
Setup” ( 20).
DATE
Y
M
D
Folders
In addition to creating, renaming, and deleting
folders ( 118), the folders option in the setup
menu can be used to select the folder in which
subsequent pictures will be stored. Press the
multi selector up or down to highlight a folder
and then press the center of the multi selector
to select the highlighted folder and return to the
setup menu. Until a new folder is selected, all
new pictures will be stored in the chosen folder.
Panorama Assist/Ultra HS
Folders created with the Panorama assist (
not be used to store additional pictures.
FOLDERS
Folders
Folders
NIKON
TOKYO
44) and Ultra HS (
63) options can
Folder Options
For more information on the Folders item in the Folders menu, see “Playback Menu
Options: Folders” ( 118).
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The Setup Menu
Monitor Options
Menu Guide
The options in this menu control the quality of
the preview displayed in the monitor, the conditions under which the monitor will turn on automatically, and monitor brightness and hue.
MONITOR OPTIONS
Release speed
Display mode
Brightness
Hue
Release Speed
The image from the camera’s image sensor (CCD)
must be processed before it can be displayed in
the camera monitor, creating a slight display lag.
In P, S, A, and M modes, this option can be used
to minimize the delay between the shutter-release button being pressed and the picture being
taken, at the cost of a slight drop in the quality of
the preview image displayed in the monitor.
Option
Normal
SHUTTER RELEASE SPEED
Normal
Quick response
Description
Priority given to quality of preview image displayed in monitor.
Reduces lag between shutter-release button being pressed and shutter
being released in P, S, A, and M modes.* Horizontal lines may appear
Quick when view through lens is previewed in monitor; this has no effect on
response pictures taken at this setting. This setting does not take effect in
,
, and
movie modes.
* If a picture is taken during “keep or delete” ( 75), the focus, exposure, and auto
white-balance settings used in the previous shot will apply to the new picture. To ensure a quick response, the built-in Speedlight will not fire if a picture is taken during
“keep or delete”; optional Speedlights will not fire if Continuous is set to Single.
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The Setup Menu
Display Mode
DISPLAY MODE
Menu Guide
This option specifies the conditions under which
the monitor will turn on automatically at startup,
and whether pictures are displayed in the monitor
after shooting (“keep or delete”;
75). It takes
effect only in P, S, A, and M modes; in all other
modes, the monitor functions normally. Regardless of the setting chosen, the monitor can still be
button.
turned on or off using the
Monitor on
Review only
Preview only
Monitor off
Option
Monitor on at startup
“Keep or delete”
Monitor on
Yes
Yes
Review only
No
Yes
Preview only
Yes
No
Monitor off
No
No
Brightness
This option controls monitor brightness. Press the
multi selector up or down to increase or decrease
brightness. The results of any changes are immediately visible in the center of the display. Press
the center of the multi selector to put the change
into effect and return to the setup menu.
BRIGHTNESS
Hue
This option controls monitor hue (tone). Pressing
the multi selector up gives the display a bluish
cast, pressing it down a reddish cast. The results
are visible in the center of the display. Press the
center of the multi selector to put the change
into effect and return to the setup menu.
HUE
“Brightness” and “Hue”
Changes to these settings have no effect on the image displayed in the television
screen when the camera is connected to a TV or VCR ( 82). The Brightness and
Hue options can not be selected while the EG-E5000 video cable is connected.
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The Setup Menu
Seq. Numbers
Menu Guide
Pictures are assigned file names that include a
four-digit file number assigned automatically by
the camera (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”) and stored
in folders with names that contain a three digit
folder number (e.g., “100NIKON”). Each folder
holds up to 200 pictures. This option controls
how file numbers are assigned.
SEQ. NUMBERS
On
Off
Reset
Option
Description
On
When new picture is taken, file number is generated by adding one to last
file number used. If picture is taken when current folder is full, new folder
will be created by adding one to current folder number and file numbering
will continue from last number used. File numbering will also continue from
last number used if memory card is formatted or new memory card inserted
in camera. If picture is taken when current folder contains picture numbered
9999, new folder will be created by adding one to current folder number and
file numbering will begin again from 0001.
Off
As above, except that file numbering is reset to 0001 when new folder is created, memory card is formatted, or new memory card is inserted in camera.
Clears last file number from memory. If memory card is formatted or empty
memory card inserted before Reset is selected, file numbering will begin
Reset from 0001. If memory card already contains pictures, next file number will
be generated by adding one to highest file number in current folder.
File Numbering
If file numbering reaches 9999 when the current folder contains a picture numbered
999, no more pictures can be taken until the memory card is formatted or a new card
inserted, even if enough memory is available on the card to store more pictures.
Image File Names
Pictures are identified by file names with three parts: a four letter identifier, a four-digit
file number, and a three-letter extension (e.g., “DSCN0001.JPG”). Identifiers are assigned according to how the picture was created, extensions according to file type:
Picture type
Original
Small copy ( 81)
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Identifier
DSCN
SSCN
File type
HI-quality still pictures
Other still pictures
Movies
Extension
.TIF
.JPG
.MOV
The Setup Menu
Shutter Sound
SHUTTER SOUND
Menu Guide
Shutter sound controls the “beep” made by the
camera speaker.
On
Off
Option
Description
On
Camera beeps once to confirm that:
• camera has completed preparations for shooting
• shutter-release button has been fully pressed to release shutter (no beep
will sound if flash fires or if Release speed is set to Quick response)
• manual focus has been activated or converter lens option selected in Lens
menu
• images have been deleted or memory card formatted
• changes have been made to image status with Protect, Hide image, Print
set, or Auto transfer items in playback menu
• Shutter sound has been set to on
Camera beeps twice to warn that:
• camera is not in focus when shutter-release button has been pressed halfway (only when monitor off)
Camera beeps four times to warn that:
• memory card is full or not inserted when shutter-release button is pressed
Off
Confirmation and warning beeps disabled. Voice memos and sound recorded with movies can still be played back.
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The Setup Menu
Auto Off
Menu Guide
When operated on battery power, the camera
AUTO OFF
will enter standby mode if no operations are
30s
performed for the length of time selected in the
1m
AUTO OFF menu. Choose from thirty seconds
5m
30m
(30 s), one minute (1 m, the default setting), five
minutes (5 m), or thirty minutes (30 m). Regardless of the option chosen in the AUTO OFF menu,
the monitor will remain on for three minutes
when menus are displayed. The camera will not enter standby mode while
connected to a computer.
CF Card Format
CF card format formats memory cards for use
in the camera. See “Shooting Menu Options: CF
Card Format” ( 114).
CF CARD FORMAT
WARNING!
All images will be
deleted !
No
Format
2CR5 (DL245) Batteries
When powered by a six-volt 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery, the camera may become
hot if left on for an extended period. We recommend that you set Auto off to five
minutes or less when using this type of battery.
Standby Mode
In standby mode, all camera functions are deactivated and the camera itself is effectively off, consuming almost no power. The camera can be reactivated by pressing the
button or by pressing the shutter-release button halfway.
Using an AC Adapter
When powered by an optional EH-53 AC adapter or EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger, the camera will remain on for thirty minutes if no operations are performed, regardless of the setting chosen in the Auto off menu. If the camera is connected to a
video device, video output will continue indefinitely after the monitor has turned off.
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The Setup Menu
Controls
This menu contains the following options:
Description
FUNC
Specify function performed by FUNC.
button.
Menu Guide
Option
CONTROLS
FUNC
AE-L, AF-L
Specify function performed by AE/AF-L
AE-L, AF-L button.
FUNC
This option controls the function assigned to the
FUNC. button, making it possible to select the
User Setting number or adjust white balance,
image quality, sensitivity (ISO equivalency), or
metering without accessing the camera menus.
Option
FUNC
User setting
White balance
Image quality/size
Sensitivity
Continuous
Description
When camera is in mode P, S, A, or M, User Setting bank changes
User setting each time FUNC. button is pressed.
White
balance
White balance can be set by pressing FUNC. button and rotating
command dial when camera is in mode P, S, A, or M. White balance
can not be fine-tuned using FUNC. button. Camera will measure
new value for preset white balance if FUNC. button is kept pressed.
Image
Image quality can be set by pressing FUNC. button. Image size can
quality/size be set by pressing FUNC. button while rotating command dial.
Sensitivity
Sensitivity can be set by pressing FUNC. button and rotating command dial when camera is in mode P, S, A, or M.
Continuous shooting mode can be set by pressing FUNC. button and
Continuous rotating command dial when camera is in mode P, S, A, or M.
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The Setup Menu
AE-L, AF-L
Menu Guide
By default, both focus and exposure are locked
when the AE/AF-L button is pressed. If desired,
the button can be set to lock only one of focus
and exposure.
Option
AE-L, AF-L
AE-L & AF-L
AE-L
AF-L
Description
AE-L & AF-L Pressing AE/AF-L button locks both focus and exposure.
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AE-L
Pressing AE/AF-L button locks exposure only. Focus locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
AF-L
Pressing AE/AF-L button locks focus only. Exposure locks when shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
The Setup Menu
Shot Confirmation
SHOT CONFIRMATION
Menu Guide
If On is selected for this option, the self-timer
lamp will light after shooting to confirm that the
shutter has been released. When Multi-shot 16
is selected for Continuous, the lamp will light
after all pictures in the series have been taken.
The lamp will not light at a setting of Ultra HS or
if the flash fired when the picture was taken.
On
Off
info.txt
When pictures are recorded with On selected
INFO.TXT
for info.txt, information about each image is
added to an independent text file (“info.txt”)
On
stored in the same folder as the picture. When
Off
the contents of the memory card are viewed on a
computer, this file can be read with a text browser such as Notepad or SimpleText. If Off (the
default option) is selected, photo information
will no longer be recorded to the info.txt file. Information about pictures
recorded when Off is selected can still be viewed in the photo information
display ( 76).
When On is selected, the following information is recorded:
• File number and type
• Image adjustment
• Camera type and firmware version
• Sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
• Metering method
• White balance
• Exposure mode
• Image sharpening
• Shutter speed
• Date of recording
• Aperture
• Image size and quality
• Exposure compensation
• Saturation control
• Focal length and digital zoom fac- • Active focus area
tor
Images are listed in the order recorded, separated by a blank line.
Nikon View
The info.txt file can not be transferred to a computer using Nikon View.
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The Setup Menu
USB
Menu Guide
USB configures the camera for connection to
a computer. See “More on Playback: Viewing
Pictures on a Computer” ( 83).
USB
PTP
Mass storage
Video Mode
Before connecting your camera to a video device
such as a television or VCR ( 82), choose a video mode setting that matches the video standard
used in the device. The camera supports NTSC
and PAL standards.
VIDEO MODE
NTSC
PAL
Reset All
Choose this option to restore settings to their
default values.
Option
No
Description
Exit menu, leaving settings unchanged.
Restore all settings except Language, Date,
Reset Video mode, and USB to default values.
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RESET ALL
Reset all settings
to default values
No
Reset
The Setup Menu
Date Imprint
Option
DATE IMPRINT
Menu Guide
This option imprints the date or the date and
time of recording on still pictures as they are
recorded to the memory card. It can not be used
to imprint date or time stamps after recording.
Imprinted data form a permanent part of the
image and will appear whenever the image is
printed, regardless of whether the date option is
chosen in the Print set menu. Date imprint has
no effect in
mode.
Off
Date
Date and time
Description
Off
Time and date do not appear on pictures.
Date
Date is imprinted on all stills taken while this option is in effect.
Date and Date and time are imprinted on all stills taken while this option is
time
in effect.
Firmware Version
Select this option to display the current camera
firmware version. Press the multi selector to the
left to return to the setup menu.
E5400 Ver. X.X
BK
Image Quality/Size (Date Imprint)
Data imprinted at an Image quality/size setting of
640 × 480 may be difficult to
read. Choose a setting of
1024 × 768 or larger when using date imprint.
Date Imprint
The date is recorded in the order selected in the date menu ( 20). Before shooting,
check that the camera clock has been set to the correct date and time. You will not be
able to select Date or Date and time if the camera clock has not been set.
When Date or Date and time is selected, a date imprint icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera
is in
,
, P, S, A, or M mode.
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Technical Notes
This chapter provides a list of the optional accessories available for your camera, tips on cleaning
and storage, troubleshooting advice, and camera specifications.
Optional Accessories ................................
148
Caring for Your Camera............................
149
Error Messages..........................................
151
Troubleshooting ........................................
153
Specifications ............................................
156
147
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following optional accessories were available for
this camera. Contact your retailer or Nikon representative for details.
Technical Notes
Rechargeable Additional EN-EL1 Li-ion batteries are available from your rebatteries tailer or local Nikon representative
AC adapters/ • EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger
battery chargers • EH-53 AC adapter
• MH-53C battery charger (plugs into vehicle cigarette-lighter
socket)
Carrying case CS-CP16 soft case
CompactFlash™
memory card adapter EC-AD1 PC-card adapter
Converter lenses and • FC-E9 fisheye converter (0.2 ×)
lens adapters (require • WC-E80 wide-angle converter (0.8 ×)
lens adapter ring) • TC-E15ED telephoto converter (1.5 ×)
• ES-E28 slide copy adapter
Lens adapter rings • UR-E9 step-down ring lens adapter for WC-80 and TC-E15ED
• UR-E10 step-down ring lens adapter for FC-E9
• UR-E11 step-down ring lens adapter for ES-E28
Wired remote cable MC-EU1 remote cord
Lens hood HN-CP10 lens hood
Filters (attach to
HN-CP10 lens hood) 77-mm (3˝) Nikon filters
Optional Speedlights SB-80DX, 50DX, 28DX, 30, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, and 22s
Use Only Nikon-Approved Flash Accessories
Use only Nikon Speedlights. Negative voltages or voltages over 250 V applied to the
accessory shoe could not only prevent normal operation, but could damage the sync
circuitry of the camera or flash. Before using a Nikon Speedlight not in the list above,
contact a Nikon-authorized service representative for more information.
Using Lens Adapter Rings
Remove optional lens adapter rings when not in use. The corners of the frame will
be eclipsed in any pictures taken while a lens adapter ring is mounted on the camera
without a converter lens attached.
SB-27 and SB-23 Speedlights
Set Speedlight cntrl to Auto or Internal off when using an SB-27 or SB-23 Speedlight.
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Caring for Your Camera
Cleaning
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.
Avoid contact with liquid crystal
Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the monitor touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
Body
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt with
a cloth lightly dampened with fresh water, then dry thoroughly.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Notes on the Monitor
• The monitor may contain a few pixels that are always lit or that do not light. This is a
characteristic common to all TFT LCD monitors, and does not indicate a malfunction.
Images recorded using the product will not be affected.
• When you frame bright subjects, vertical comet-like streaks that whiten toward either end may appear in the monitor. This phenomenon, known as “smear,” does not
appear in the final photograph and does not indicate a malfunction. Some smear
may appear in movies.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
• The monitor is lit by an LED backlit. Should the monitor begin to dim or flicker, contact your Nikon service representative.
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Technical Notes
Lens/Viewfinder
One key to preserving the conditions of these glass parts is to not touch
them 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). To remove fingerprints or other stains that can
not be removed with a blower, wipe the lens or viewfinder with a soft cloth,
using a spiral motion that starts in the center of the lens and works out to
the edges.
Caring for Your Camera
Storage
Technical Notes
Turn the camera off when not in use and check that the power-on lamp is
off before putting the camera away. To prevent mold or mildew, store the
camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you will not be using the product for
long periods, remove the battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in
a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not store the camera case (available
separately) in a plastic bag, as this may cause the material to deteriorate.
Note that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should
be replaced at regular intervals. Do not store the camera with naptha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or damp
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures below –10 °C (14 °F) or above 50 °C (122 °F;
for example near a space heater or in a closed vehicle on a sunny day)
• are subject to humidities of over 60%
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.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place.
Batteries
• When turning the camera on, check that the battery is charged. The monitor will
display a warning when batteries are low.
• Carry a fresh 2CR5 (DL245) battery as a replacement when taking pictures on important occasions. You may find it difficult to purchase replacement batteries on short
notice.
• On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. Be sure that the battery
is fully charged before heading outside to take pictures in cold weather. Keep spare
batteries in a warm place and exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery
may recover some of its charge.
• If the battery terminals are dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource. Please recycle used batteries in accordance
with local regulations.
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Error Messages
The following table lists the error messages and other warnings that appear
in the monitor and how to deal with them.
Problem
Solution
Set clock to current date
and time.
21
Turn camera off and replace battery.
18
WARNING ! !
Mode dial is positioned Adjust mode dial to select
THE MODE DIAL IS NOT
desired mode.
IN THE PROPER POSITION between two modes.
8
WARNING ! !
button pressed in
NO MENU IN AUTO MODE
PLEASE USE ANOTHER MODE (auto) mode.
10
(Flashes)
Clock not set.
WARNING ! !
BATTERY EXHAUSTED Battery is exhausted.
To use menus, select another mode.
Turn camera off and conCamera can not detect firm that memory card is
NO CARD PRESENT memory card.
correctly inserted.
• Use approved card.
• Check that connectors
Error accessing memory
are clean. If card is damcard.
aged, contact retailer or
WARNING ! !
Nikon representative.
THIS CF CARD CANNOT
BE READ
Press multi selector down
CARD IS NOT FORMATTED Memory card has not to highlight FORMAT and
been formatted for use press to right to format
FORMAT
card, or turn camera off
in camera.
NO
and replace card.
THIS CARD
CANNOT BE USED
Technical Notes
Display
16–17
17
—
14
Camera in shooting mode: • Reduce image quality or 54–57
Insufficient memory to re- size.
cord pictures at current • Delete pictures.
116–117
settings.
• Insert new memory card. 16–17
OUT OF MEMORY Camera connected to computer: Insufficient memory to record information
needed for transfer.
Disconnect camera, delete unwanted pictures
85,
from memory card, and 116–117
try again.
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Error Messages
Display
Technical Notes
IMAGE CANNOT
BE SAVED
Problem
Solution
• Memory card has not • Reformat memory card.
114
been formatted for use
in camera, or error occurred while saving picture.
• Camera has run out of • Insert new memory card 16–17,
file numbers.
or delete pictures.
116–117
CARD CONTAINS
NO IMAGES
No pictures on memory To view pictures, select
card, or current folder folder containing pictures
contains no images.
from Folders menu.
122
ALL IMAGES
ARE HIDDEN
Select another folder or
All pictures in current fold- use Hide image to change
hidden status of pictures in
er are hidden.
current folder.
126
FILE CONTAINS
NO IMAGE DATA
File created by computer or View file on computer or
different make of camera. correct make of camera.
83
Folder contains hidden
THE FOLDER CANNOT or protected pictures, or
pictures not created with
BE DELETED
COOLPIX5400.
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE DELETEED
LENS ERROR
SYSTEM ERROR
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Folder can only be deleted
if all pictures in folder are
neither hidden nor pro- 125, 126
tected.
Attempt to delete protect- Remove protection before
ed picture.
deleting picture.
125
Turn camera off, then on
again. If error persists,
contact retailer or Nikon
representative.
14
Turn camera off, unplug
optional AC adapter (if using), remove and reinsert
Error has occurred in cam- battery, and turn camera
era’s internal circuitry.
on. If error persists, contact retailer or Nikon representative.
14
Lens operation error.
Troubleshooting
Electronically-Controlled Cameras
In extremely rare instances, unusual characters may appear in the monitor
and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is
caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the camera off, remove and
replace the batteries, and turn the camera on again, or, if you are using an
AC adapter (available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter, and
turn the camera on again. In the event of continued malfunction, contact
your retailer or Nikon representative. Note that disconnecting the power
source as described above may result in the loss of any data not recorded to
the memory card at the time the problem occurred. Data already recorded
to the memory card will not be affected.
Problem
Possible cause
Monitor is blank
• Camera is off.
• Battery is not correctly inserted or battery-chamber cover is not properly latched.
• Battery is exhausted.
• AC adapter (available separately) is not properly
connected.
• Camera is in standby mode. Press shutter-release
button halfway.
• Monitor is off. Press
button.
• USB cable is connected.
• Video cable is connected.
Camera turns off
without warning
• Battery is low.
• Battery is cold.
• Indicators are hidden. Press
No indicators appear cators are displayed.
in monitor
• Slide show in progress
Monitor is hard to
read
24
14–15
18
15
19
9
83–84
82
18
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button until indi-
9
123–124
• Ambient lighting is too bright: move to darker lo27
cation or use viewfinder.
• Display options require adjustment.
136–137
• Monitor is dirty: clean monitor.
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Technical Notes
If your camera fails to function as expected, check the list of common problems below before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative. Refer to
the page numbers listed in the right-most column for information on solving
the problems listed here.
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Technical Notes
• Mode dial is set to .
• Battery is exhausted.
• Message “OUT OF MEMORY” appears in monitor: insufficient memory to record picture at current image quality and size.
No picture is taken • Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
when shutter-release • Red ( ) lamp flickers: flash is charging.
button is pressed • Message “CARD IS NOT FORMATTED” appears in
monitor: memory card is not formatted for use in
your camera.
• Message “NO CARD PRESENT” appears in monitor: no memory card in camera.
75
18
25
28
28
114
16
• Flash is off.
• Flash window is blocked.
Pictures are too dark • Subject is outside range of flash.
• Exposure compensation is too low.
(underexposed)
• Shutter speed blinks: shutter speed too fast.
• Aperture blinks: f/-number too high.
32
33
33
36
50, 52
51–52
• Exposure compensation is too high.
Pictures are too
• Shutter speed blinks: shutter speed too slow.
bright (overexposed) • Aperture blinks: f/-number too low.
36
50, 52
51–52
Pictures are out of
focus
• Subject was not in focus area when shutter-release button was pressed halfway or AE/AF-L
button was pressed.
• Green (AF) lamp flickers: camera unable to focus.
• Manual focus distance does not match distance
to subject.
• Camera shook during shot: choose faster shutter speed. If shutter speed can not be increased
without causing underexposure:
◆ Use the flash
◆ Zoom camera out
Pictures are blurred ◆ Raise sensitivity (ISO equivalency)
◆ Select larger aperture (smaller f/-number)
To minimize blur at slow shutter speeds:
◆ Use Best Shot Selector (BSS)
◆ Mount camera on tripod and use self-timer
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28
28
72
50, 52
32–33
26
58–59
51–52
97
35
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Flash does not fire
58–59
50, 52,
111
• Flash is off. Flash turns off automatically when:
32–33
◆ Focus mode is set to
(infinity)
34
◆ Landscape, Sunset, Night landscape, Museum,
37–45
Fireworks show, Close up, Copy, Panorama assist, Sports, or Dusk/Dawn selected in
mode
◆ Continuous is set to option other than Single
63
◆ BSS is on
97
◆ Lens is set to option other than Normal
101
◆ AE lock is on
103
◆ Speedlight cntrl is set to Internal off
106
◆ Optional Speedlight is attached and Speedlight 106, 148
cntrl set to Auto
• Battery is low.
18
• White balance does not match light source.
Colors are unnatural • Saturation control is too low or too high.
60–62
67
Small pictures can not be created in quick review
Can not create small or from movies, small pictures, or pictures taken at
picture
Ultra HS or image quality of HI.
81
Can not zoom in on Can not zoom in on movies, small pictures, or picpicture
tures taken at Ultra HS.
79
TV blank when vid- Video cable not correctly connected, TV not tuned
eo cable connected to video channel, or Video mode not set correctly. 82, 144
• Camera is off, AC adapter (available separately) is
not properly connected, or battery is exhausted.
• USB cable is not correctly connected, or card not
Nikon View does
properly inserted in card reader or card slot.
not start when cam- • USB item in setup menu set to PTP when camera
era is connected or connected to computer running Windows 2000
memory card inProfessional, Windows Millennium Edition (Me),
serted in card reader Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), or Mac OS 9.
or card slot.
• Nikon View is not installed.
See Nikon View Reference Manual (on CD) for
more information.
15, 18,
24
84
83
—
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Technical Notes
Randomly-spaced • Sensitivity (ISO equivalency) too high.
bright pixels appear • Shutter speed too slow. At shutter speeds of ¼ s
in image (“noise”)
or slower, turn noise reduction on.
Specifications
Technical Notes
Type
E5400 digital camera
Effective pixels
5.1 million
CCD
Image size (pixels)
1 1.8
Lens
4 × Zoom Nikkor, F=5.8 – 24 mm (35-mm [135] cameraformat equivalent: 28 – 116 mm), f/2.8 – f/4.6 (nine elements in eight groups)
Digital zoom
4 × (35-mm [135] camera-format equivalent: 460 mm)
Autofocus (AF)
Focus range
Focus-area selection
Contrast-detect through-the-lens (TTL) AF
50 cm (1´8˝) – ∞; macro mode 1 cm/0.4˝ (W) – ∞
Five-area multi AF and spot AF available
Viewfinder
Magnification
Frame coverage
Diopter adjustment
Real-image zoom viewfinder with LED indication
0.26 – 0.92 ×
Approximately 80% horizontal and 80% vertical
–3 – +1 m–1
˝ high-density CCD; total pixels: 526 million
• 2,592 × 1,944 • 1,280 × 960 • 640 × 480
• 1,600 × 1,200 • 1,024 × 768 • 2,592 × 1,728 (3 : 2)
Monitor
1.5˝, 134,000-dot High Transmissive Advanced TFT LCD
monitor with brightness and hue adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting) Approximately 97% horizontal and 97% vertical
Storage
Media
File system
File formats
Exposure
Metering
Exposure control
Range
156
Type I and II CompactFlash™ (CF) and Microdrive cards
Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System
(DCF), Exif 2.2, and Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Uncompressed: TIFF-RGB (HI-quality images)
Compressed: JPEG-baseline-compliant (1 : 4, 1 : 8, 1 : 16)
Movies: Quick Time
Four-mode through-the-lens (TTL) metering
• 256-segment matrix
• Spot
• Center-weighted
• AF spot
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program,
shutter-priority auto, manual, exposure compensation
(–2.0–+2.0 EV in steps of 1 3 EV), autoexposure bracketing
W: –1.0 – +18.0 EV
T: +0.5 – +18.0 EV
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1 – 1 4,000 s* (auto and programmed auto), 8 – 1 4,000 s*
(shutter-priority auto and aperture priority auto),
BULB (up to 10 min) and 8 – 1 4,000 s* (manual exposure
mode), 1 30– 1 8,000 s* (Ultra HS).
*At some apertures, maximum shutter speed is 1 2,000 s.
Aperture
Range
Six-blade iris diaphragm
Ten settings in steps of 1 3 EV (to minimum of f/8)
Sensitivity
Approximately equivalent to ISO 50, 100, 200, 400;
Auto (auto gain to ISO 200 equivalent)
Self-timer
Approximately ten- or three-second duration
Built-in Speedlight
Range (Auto ISO)
Sync method
0.5 – 4.5 m/1´8˝ – 14´9˝ (W); 0.5 – 2.8 m/1´8˝ – 9´2˝ (T)
Automatic sync control
Accessory shoe
Sync contact
Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock
X-contact only
Interface
USB
Video output
User can choose from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminals
• DC in
• Audio/video out
• Data output (USB)
Power sources
• One rechargeable Nikon EN-EL1 lithium-ion battery
(supplied) or six-volt 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery
(available separately)
• EH-53 AC adapter
• EH-21 AC adapter/battery charger
Approximate battery life
110 min (EN-EL1). Measured at standard temperature
(20 °C/68 °F) with fully-charged batteries under standard Nikon test conditions: zoom adjusted with each
shot, flash used in approximately one third of shots, image quality set to NORMAL.
Dimensions (W × H × D)
108 × 73 × 69 mm (4.3˝ × 2.9˝ × 2.7˝)
Approximate weight
320 g (11.3 oz) without battery or memory card
Operating environment
Temperature
Humidity
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
157
Technical Notes
Shutter
Speed
Index
Index
Symbols
1, 2, 99
50, 100, 200, 400, 58–59
, see Auto mode, Mode
dial
, see Image quality, Image
size, Mode dial
, see Mode dial, Movie mode
, see Mode dial, Playback
mode
button, 5, 31, 75, 78, 80
button, 4, 36
button, 4, 33
button, 5, 9
button, 5, 81
button, 5, 78
button, 4, 80
button, 5, 79
, 18, 33, 76
, 67
, , , 96–97
, 21, 151
, , ,
, , 63
, ,
, 145
, 7, 36
, ,
, , , 32, 108
, , , 34, 72
,
, , , 66
, , , ,
, 101–102
, , , , 68
, ,
, , ,
, 76
, , 29
, , , , , ,
60
lamp, see Lamp, red ( )
A
A, see Exposure mode, A
(aperture priority auto)
Accessories, see Optional accessories
Accessory shoe, 4, 106–107
AC adapter, ii, iv, 3, 15, 91,
140, 148, 157
AE-L, 30, 44, 103
AE-L, AF-L, 30, 141, 142
AE/AF-L button, 5, 30
AE lock, 103, 155
AF, see Autofocus
158
AF area mode, 68, 69–70
button, 5, 34, 35
AF lamp, see Lamp, green (AF)
Aperture, 25, 49, 51, 52, 154
Audio, see Movies, Voice
memo
Audio/Visual, see Playing
pictures back, on TV
Auto, see Flash mode, Sensitivity
Auto-focus mode, 70
Autofocus, 24, 28–30, 34–35,
38
Auto bracketing, 95,
109–110
Auto mode, 8, 24–31
Auto off, 19, 123, 134, 140
Auto transfer, 115, 129–130
A/V OUT, see Playing pictures
back, on TV
B
Back light, 37, 42
BASIC, 54
Batteries, ii–iii, 3, 14–15, 18,
150, 157
2CR5 (DL245), ii, iii, 15,
140, 150, 157
EN-EL1, ii, 14–15, 148, 157
charging 14
Beach/Snow, 37, 39
Best Shot Selector, see BSS
Black-and-white, 67
Blur, 38, 97, 154
Brightness, 137
BSS, 41, 95, 96–97, 154, 155
BULB, see Bulb/Time, Long
time-exposures
Bulb/Time, 53, 104
C
Camera strap, ii, 5
CF card, see Memory card
CF card format, 95, 114,
115, 134
Clock, see Date
Close up, 37, 41, 69, 155
Close ups, 34, 41, 72
Command dial, 4
CompactFlash™, see Memory
cards
Compression, see Image
quality
Computer. See also E-mail,
Nikon View, Printing pictures, Transfer
copying pictures to, 83–85
Continuous, 63–64, 95, 155
Contrast, see Image adjustment
Controls, 30, 134, 141–142
Copy, 37, 42, 155
Copying pictures, see Move
image, Transfer
D
Date, 20–21, 134
Date, 20–21, 76
printing on pictures, 86,
145
Date imprint, 86, 134, 145
DCF, 3, 156
Delete, 115, 116–117
Deleting pictures, 75, 116–117
all pictures, 117
all pictures in folder, 121
during shooting, 75
in full-screen playback
31, 75
selected pictures, 116–117
Design Rule for Camera File
System, see DCF
Digital Print Order Format,
see DPOF
Digital tele, 105
Diopter adjustment, 27
Display mode, 137
DPOF, 86, 127, 128
Dusk/Dawn, 37, 43, 155
E
E-mail, 54–55, 81
Exif 2.2, 3, 156
Exif Print, see Exif 2.2
Exposure bracketing, 109–110
Exposure BSS, 97
Index
F
Files, see Image files
File numbering, 138
Fill flash, 32, 42
FINE, 54
Fireworks show, 37, 41, 155
Firmware version, 134, 145
Fixed aperture, 51, 105
Flash, iii, 32–33, 106–108,
154, 155, 157
built-in, 4, 28, 64, 106
mode, 25, 32–33, 38–44
optional, 32, 64, 106, 108,
148
range, 33, 157
repeating, 32, 107
Flash exp. comp., 106
Flash exposure compensation,
106
Flash-ready lamp, , see Lamp,
red ( )
Flexible program, 49
Focus, 28–30, 34–35, 72, 156
Focus area, 27, 28, 69–70
Focus confirmation, 71, 72
Focus information, see Focus
confirmation, Photo
information
Focus lock, 9, 30, 69, 142
Focus mode, 34–35, 38–44,
72, 154
Focus options, 69–71, 95
Folders, 115, 118–122, 134,
135
choosing for playback, 122
creating, 119
deleting, 121
renaming, 120
storing pictures in, 135
Formatting, see Memory card,
formatting
Framing pictures, 26
FUNC, 141
FUNC. button, 4, 141
Lens cap, 5
Long time-exposures, 53, 104
M
M, see Exposure mode, M
(manual)
Macro close-up, 34
Manual focus, 35, 72
Memory cards, iii, 16–17, 156
approved, 17
formatting, 17, 114, 125,
126
insertion and removal of,
16–17
H
Menus, 10–11, 93–145
HI, 54, 75
button, 5
Hidden pictures, 117, 121, 126
Metering, 30, 68, 95
Hide image, 115, 123, 126
MF button, 5, 72
Hue, 137
Microdrive, see Memory cards
I
Microphone, built in, 4, 80, 88
Image adjustment, 66, 95
Mode dial, 4, 8
Image files, 89, 138
Monitor, iii, iv, 5, 6–7, 9,
Image quality, 8, 25, 54
26–31, 149, 153, 156
Image quality/size, 54–57,
brightness and hue, 137
95
framing pictures in, 27–28
Image sharpening, 65, 95
indicators in, 7, 153
Image size, 8, 25, 55
opening and closing, 6
Infinity, see Focus mode,
turning on and off, 9
Manual focus
Monitor options, 134,
info.txt, 132, 134, 143
136–137
Information, see Photo inforMonochrome, see Black-andmation
white
ISO, see Mode dial, Sensitivity
MOV, 138
Move image, 115, 131–132
J
Movies, 87–92, 156
JPEG, 54, 156
recording, 88–91
JPG, 138
viewing, 92
L
MOVIE menu, 89
Lamp, green (AF), 5, 9, 28, 154
Movie mode, 8, 75, 82, 88–91
Lamp, red ( ) 5, 28, 33, 154
Moving pictures, 131–132
Landscape, 37, 40
Multi selector, 5
Language, 20, 134
Museum, 37, 41, 155
Language, choosing, 20
My menu, 94, 95, 113–114
Lens, iv, 4, 149, 155, 156
N
Lens, 95, 101–102
Night landscape, 37, 40, 155
Lens, converter, 27, 101, 148
Night portrait, 37, 39
Lens adapter ring, 101, 102,
Nikon View, 83–85, 129, 155
148
159
Index
Exposure compensation, 36,
154
Exposure information, see
Photo information
Exposure lock, 30, 142
Exposure metering, see
Metering
Exposure mode, 8, 24, 48–53
A (aperture-priority auto)
51
M (manual) 52–53
P (programmed auto) 49
S (shutter-priority auto) 50
Exposure options, 95,
103–104
Index
Index
Noise, 33, 40, 111
Noise reduction, 33, 40, 58,
64, 111
Noise reduction, 95, 111
NORMAL, 54
NR, 40, 111
NTSC, see Video mode
Number of exposures remaining, 25
O
On/off, see Power switch
Optional accessories, 107, 148
P
P, see Exposure mode, P (programmed auto)
PAL, see Video mode
Panorama, 44–45, 103
Panorama assist, 37, 42,
44–45, 122, 135, 155
Party/Indoor, 37, 39
Photo information, 76–77
PLAYBACK MENU, 93,
115–133
Playback mode, 8, 73–81
Playing pictures back, 31
full-screen, 31, 74–81
in quick review, 74
movie playback, 92
on a computer, 83–85
on a TV, 82
Portrait, 37, 39, 69
Portraits, 39, 68
Power-on lamp, 4, 24
Power switch, 4, 24
Printing pictures, 55, 86,
127–128. See also Date
imprint, DPOF
Print set, 86, 115, 127–128
Protect, 115, 125
Protected pictures, 117, 121,
125
Q
Quality, see Image quality
button, 5, 74
Quick review, 74
Quick Time, see Movies
160
QVGA, see Continuous
R
Red-eye reduction, 32
Release speed, 136
Repeating flash, 32, 107
Reset, 95, 112
Reset all, 134, 144
Resizing pictures, 81, 155
S
S, see Exposure mode, S (shutter-priority auto)
Saturation control, 67, 95,
155
mode 8, 37–45
Self-timer, 35, 157
Self-timer lamp, 4
Sensitivity, 32, 58–59, 95, 154,
155, 157
Seq. numbers, 134, 138
SET-UP menu, 93, 134–146
Setup mode, 8, 20–21,
134–146
Shooting menu, 93, 94–114
Shot confirmation, 134, 143
Show all menus, 94
Shutter-release button, 4, 9,
28–29
Shutter-release delay, see Selftimer
Shutter sound, 134, 139
Shutter speed, 25, 49, 50,
52, 154
Slide show, 115, 123–124
Slide shows 123–124
Small pic, 81, 115, 133
Smear, 149
Speaker, built-in, 4, 80, 92
Speedlight, see Flash
Speedlight cntrl, 106, 155
Speedlight opt., 95, 106–108
Sports, 37, 43
Standby mode, 19, 123, 140
Sunset, 37, 40, 155
T
Telephoto, see Zoom
Television, 144
connecting to 82
Thumbnail playback, 78
TIF, 138
TIFF, 54
Time-lapse movie, 89,
90–91, 92
Time-lapse photography,
90–91
Transfer, 83–85
marking pictures for,
129–130
button, see Zoom, buttons
U
Ultra HS, 63, 64, 75, 82,
122, 135
USB, 83, 134
USB, 83–84, 155
cable (UC-E1) 84
User setting, 95, 98–99
V
VCR, 82, 144
Video cable (EG-E5000), 82
Video mode, 82, 134, 144
Viewfinder, ii, iii, 4, 5, 26–27,
149, 156
focus, 27
framing pictures in, 27
Voice memos, 80
W
WB, 8, 60–61, 108
White balance, 60–62, 95, 155
bracketing, 109
fine tuning, 61
preset, 62
Wide angle, see Zoom
button, see Zoom, buttons
Z
Zoom, 26, 51, 156
buttons, 5, 26, 78–81
digital, 26–27, 54, 64, 69,
156
indicator, 26
optical, 26
playback, 79, 155
Zoom options, 51, 95, 105
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