Nikon Coolpix P950 User manual

Nikon Coolpix P950 User manual
DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
Read this manual thoroughly before using the camera.
To ensure proper use of the camera, be sure to read “ For
your safety (page 12)”.
• Be sure to read “ Do not point the lens at the sun (page
285)” in “ Caring for the product (page 285)”.
• If this is your first time using the camera, see “ Getting
started (page 36)”and “ Basic operations of shooting
and playback (page 47)”.
• After reading this manual, keep it in a readily accessible
place for future reference.
•
•
Types of manuals
The following manuals are available for this camera.
Manual
Description
Reference Manual
(this manual)
Explains details about using the camera.
Online Manual
You can view the Reference Manual content online.
https://onlinemanual.nikonimglib.com/p950/en/
SnapBridge Online
Help
Explains details about using the app for smart devices,
“SnapBridge”.
https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html
Quick Start Guide
A manual included with the camera.
Explains preparation for shooting and basic operations.
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Table of contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 8
Read this first ....................................................................................................................................... 9
For your safety .................................................................................................................................. 12
Parts of the camera ............................................................................................................ 16
The camera body ............................................................................................................................. 17
Principle functions of the controls ............................................................................................ 20
The monitor/viewfinder ................................................................................................................ 25
Switching the information displayed on the screen (
button) ............................. 32
Power-on lamp (charge lamp) .................................................................................................... 34
Getting started .................................................................................................................... 36
Attaching the strap ......................................................................................................................... 37
Attaching/removing the lens cap and lens hood ................................................................ 38
Inserting the battery and memory card ..................................................................................39
Charging the battery ......................................................................................................................41
Opening the monitor ..................................................................................................................... 43
Camera setup .................................................................................................................................... 44
Basic operations of shooting and playback .............................................................. 47
Shooting still images ......................................................................................................................48
Recording movies ............................................................................................................................53
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder .................................................................54
Playing back images ....................................................................................................................... 55
Deleting images ............................................................................................................................... 57
Shooting features ............................................................................................................... 60
Selecting a shooting mode (mode dial) .................................................................................. 61
Auto mode (standard shooting) .................................................................................................62
, , , and modes ................................................................................................................. 63
Shooting with the Bulb setting or Time setting (when in mode) .............................69
(user settings) mode ..................................................................................................................71
Creative mode (applying effects when shooting) ............................................................... 75
Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions) ............................................. 78
Bird-watching .................................................................................................................................................. 79
Moon .....................................................................................................................................................................80
Portrait ..................................................................................................................................................................81
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Landscape ..........................................................................................................................................................81
Sports ....................................................................................................................................................................82
Night portrait ................................................................................................................................................... 83
Party/indoor ......................................................................................................................................................83
Beach .....................................................................................................................................................................84
Snow ......................................................................................................................................................................84
Sunset ...................................................................................................................................................................84
Dusk/dawn ........................................................................................................................................................ 85
Night landscape .............................................................................................................................................85
Close-up ..............................................................................................................................................................86
Food .......................................................................................................................................................................87
Fireworks show ............................................................................................................................................... 88
Backlighting ......................................................................................................................................................88
Easy panorama ................................................................................................................................................89
Pet portrait .........................................................................................................................................................92
Selective color ................................................................................................................................................. 93
Multiple exp. Lighten .................................................................................................................................. 94
Setting the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure compensation .........98
Flash mode .........................................................................................................................................99
Self-timer ..........................................................................................................................................102
Smile timer ...................................................................................................................................... 104
Using autofocus .............................................................................................................................106
Using manual focus ......................................................................................................................113
Exposure compensation .............................................................................................................117
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode) .........................................................119
(function) button .............................................................................................. 121
Using the
Using the zoom ............................................................................................................................. 124
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting ................................. 127
Playback features ............................................................................................................. 131
Playback zoom ............................................................................................................................... 132
Crop ................................................................................................................................................... 134
Thumbnail playback/calendar display .................................................................................. 136
Viewing and deleting images in a sequence ...................................................................... 138
Playback with easy panorama ..................................................................................................140
Editing images (still images) ..................................................................................................... 142
Printing still images ......................................................................................................................143
Movies ..................................................................................................................................144
Basic operations of movie recording and movie playback ............................................145
Capturing still images while recording movies ................................................................. 149
Movie manual .................................................................................................................................150
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Time-lapse movie ..........................................................................................................................153
Operations during movie playback ........................................................................................156
Editing movies ............................................................................................................................... 158
Using the menu ................................................................................................................ 161
Menu operations ...........................................................................................................................162
Menu lists .........................................................................................................................................166
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes) .................................................174
Image quality ................................................................................................................................................174
Image size ....................................................................................................................................................... 175
The shooting menu ( , , , , or mode) ...................................................................177
Picture Control ............................................................................................................................................. 177
Custom Picture Control ..........................................................................................................................180
White balance ...............................................................................................................................................181
Metering ...........................................................................................................................................................184
Continuous .....................................................................................................................................................185
ISO sensitivity ................................................................................................................................................189
Exposure bracketing .................................................................................................................................190
AF area mode ............................................................................................................................................... 191
Autofocus mode ......................................................................................................................................... 196
Flash exp. comp. ......................................................................................................................................... 196
Noise reduction filter ............................................................................................................................... 197
Long exposure NR ..................................................................................................................................... 197
Active D-Lighting ....................................................................................................................................... 197
Multiple exposure ...................................................................................................................................... 198
Zoom memory .............................................................................................................................................200
Startup zoom position ............................................................................................................................ 201
M exposure preview .................................................................................................................................201
The Movie manual mode menu .............................................................................................. 203
The movie menu ........................................................................................................................... 204
Movie options ...............................................................................................................................................204
Autofocus mode ......................................................................................................................................... 206
Electronic VR ..................................................................................................................................................207
Wind noise reduction .............................................................................................................................. 208
Zoom microphone ....................................................................................................................................208
Frame rate .......................................................................................................................................................209
External mic sensitivity ........................................................................................................................... 209
The playback menu ......................................................................................................................211
Mark for upload ...........................................................................................................................................211
Quick retouch ............................................................................................................................................... 212
D-Lighting .......................................................................................................................................................213
Skin softening ...............................................................................................................................................213
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Filter effects ....................................................................................................................................................214
Slide show .......................................................................................................................................................216
Protect ............................................................................................................................................................... 218
Rotate image .................................................................................................................................................218
Small picture ................................................................................................................................................. 220
Sequence display ....................................................................................................................................... 221
Key picture selection ................................................................................................................................222
The network menu ....................................................................................................................... 223
The setup menu ............................................................................................................................ 227
Time zone and date ..................................................................................................................................227
Slot empty release lock .......................................................................................................................... 229
Monitor settings ..........................................................................................................................................229
EVF auto toggle ...........................................................................................................................................232
Date stamp .....................................................................................................................................................232
Self-timer: after release ........................................................................................................................... 233
Vibration reduction ................................................................................................................................... 234
AF assist ............................................................................................................................................................235
Digital zoom .................................................................................................................................................. 235
Assign side zoom control ......................................................................................................................236
Snap-back zoom .........................................................................................................................................236
Assign side dial ............................................................................................................................................ 236
AE/AF lock button ......................................................................................................................................237
Sound settings ............................................................................................................................................. 238
Auto off .............................................................................................................................................................238
Format card ....................................................................................................................................................239
Language .........................................................................................................................................................239
HDMI .................................................................................................................................................................. 239
Charge by computer ................................................................................................................................241
Image comment .........................................................................................................................................241
Copyright information ............................................................................................................................ 242
Location data ................................................................................................................................................ 243
Toggle Av/Tv selection ............................................................................................................................244
Reset file numbering ................................................................................................................................244
Peaking ............................................................................................................................................................. 245
Reset all .............................................................................................................................................................245
Conformity marking ................................................................................................................................. 246
Firmware version ........................................................................................................................................ 246
Connecting the camera to a TV or computer ........................................................247
Viewing images on a TV ............................................................................................................. 248
Transferring images to a computer ........................................................................................250
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Accessories ......................................................................................................................... 254
List of accessories ......................................................................................................................... 255
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector ................................................................258
Speedlights (external flash units) ............................................................................................259
ML-L7 Remote Control ................................................................................................................ 261
If there is a problem ........................................................................................................ 266
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................................267
Error messages ...............................................................................................................................280
Technical notes ................................................................................................................. 283
Notes about wireless communication functions .............................................................. 284
Caring for the product ................................................................................................................ 285
Cleaning and storage .................................................................................................................. 290
File names ........................................................................................................................................291
Specifications ................................................................................................................................. 292
Trademarks ......................................................................................................................................298
Index................................................................................................................................................... 300
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Introduction
Read this first ........................................................................................................................... 9
For your safety ...................................................................................................................... 12
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Descriptions in this manual
• Symbols
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Description
This icon marks cautions and information that should be read before
using the camera.
This icon marks notes and information that should be read before
using the camera.
This icon marks other pages containing relevant information.
• SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards” in this
manual.
• Smartphones and tablets are referred to as “smart devices.”
• The setting at the time of purchase is referred to as the “default setting.”
• The names of menu items displayed on the camera screen, and the names of
buttons or messages displayed on a computer screen are enclosed in [ ]
(brackets).
• Images are sometimes omitted from screen display samples so that screen
indicators can be more clearly shown.
Information and precautions
Life-long learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-long learning” commitment to ongoing product support and
education, continually updated information is available online at the following
websites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: https://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe: https://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
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Visit these websites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information, tips,
answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), and general advice on digital imaging
and photography. Additional information may be available from the Nikon
representative in your area. Visit the website below for contact information.
https://imaging.nikon.com/
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● 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.
● 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 USB cables) 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.
A holographic seal that indicates an accessory as an authentic Nikon product is
affixed to the dedicated rechargeable Li-ion battery.
The use of third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon
holographic seal 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.
● About the manuals
• No part of the manuals included with this product may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any
language in any form, by any means, without Nikon’s prior written permission.
• Illustrations and screen content shown in this manual may differ from the actual
product.
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software
described in these manuals at any time and without prior notice.
• Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.
• While every effort was made to ensure that the information in these manuals is
accurate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or
omissions to the attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address
provided separately).
● Comply with copyright notices
Under copyright law, photographs or recordings of copyrighted works made with the
camera can not be used without the permission of the copyright holder. Exceptions
apply to personal use, but note that even personal use may be restricted in the case
of photographs or recordings of exhibits or live performances.
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● Disposing of data storage devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting data storage devices such as memory
cards does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes
be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software,
potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy
of such data is the user’s responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person,
make sure to reset all of the camera’s settings in the setup menu [Reset all]. After
resetting, erase all data in the device using commercial deletion software, or format
the device in the setup menu [Format card], then completely refill it with images
containing no private information (for example, images of empty sky). Care should be
taken to avoid injury or damage to property when physically destroying memory
cards.
● Conformity marking
Follow the procedure below to display the conformity markings that the camera
complies with.
button select (setup)
button Conformity marking
Press the
button
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For your safety
To prevent damage to property or injury to yourself or to others, read “For your
safety” in its entirety before using this product.
Keep these safety instructions where all those who use this product will read them.
DANGER
Failure to observe the precautions
marked with this icon carries a high
risk of death or severe injury.
WARNING
Failure to observe the precautions
marked with this icon could result in
death or severe injury.
CAUTION
Failure to observe the precautions
marked with this icon could result in
injury or property damage.
WARNING
• Do not use while walking or operating a vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents or other injury.
• Do not disassemble or modify this product. Do not touch internal parts
that become exposed as the result of a fall or other accident. Failure to
observe these precautions could result in electric shock or other injury.
• Should you notice any abnormalities such as the product producing
smoke, heat, or unusual odors, immediately disconnect the battery or
power source. Continued operation could result in fire, burns or other injury.
• Keep dry. Do not handle with wet hands. Do not handle the plug with wet
hands. Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not let your skin remain in prolonged contact with this product while it
is on or plugged in. Failure to observe this precaution could result in lowtemperature burns.
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For your safety
• Do not use this product in the presence of flammable dust or gas such as
propane, gasoline or aerosols. Failure to observe this precaution could result in
explosion or fire.
• Do not aim the flash at the operator of a motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
• Keep this product out of reach of children. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in injury or product malfunction. In addition, note that small parts
constitute a choking hazard. Should a child swallow any part of this product, seek
immediate medical attention.
• Do not entangle, wrap or twist the straps around your neck. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in accidents.
• Do not use batteries, chargers, AC adapters, or USB cables not specifically
designated for use with this product. When using batteries, chargers, AC
adapters, and USB cables designated for use with this product, do not:
- Damage, modify, forcibly tug or bend the cords or cables, place them
under heavy objects, or expose them to heat or flame.
- Use travel converters or adapters designed to convert from one voltage
to another or with DC-to-AC inverters.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in fire or electric shock.
• Do not handle the plug when charging the product or using the AC adapter
during thunderstorms. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric
shock.
• Do not handle with bare hands in locations exposed to extremely high or
low temperatures. Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or
frostbite.
CAUTION
• Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun or other strong light sources. Light
focused by the lens could cause fire or damage to product’s internal parts. When
shooting backlit subjects, keep the sun well out of the frame. Sunlight focused into
the camera when the sun is close to the frame could cause fire.
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For your safety
• Turn this product off when its use is prohibited. Disable wireless features
when the use of wireless equipment is prohibited. The radio-frequency
emissions produced by this product could interfere with equipment onboard
aircraft or in hospitals or other medical facilities.
• Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter if this product will not
be used for an extended period. Failure to observe this precaution could result
in fire or product malfunction.
• Do not touch moving parts of the lens or other moving parts. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in injury.
• Do not fire the flash in contact with or in close proximity to the skin or
objects. Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns or fire.
• Do not raise the built-in flash when using a flash unit mounted on the
camera accessory shoe. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or
product malfunction.
• Do not leave the product where it will be exposed to extremely high
temperatures, for an extended period such as in an enclosed automobile
or in direct sunlight. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or
product malfunction.
• Do not transport the camera with a tripod or similar accessory attached.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or product malfunction.
DANGER for batteries
• Do not mishandle batteries. Failure to observe the following precautions could
result in the batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire:
-
Use only rechargeable batteries approved for use in this product.
Do not expose batteries to flame or excessive heat.
Do not disassemble.
Do not short-circuit the terminals by touching them to necklaces, hairpins, or
other metal objects.
- Do not expose batteries or the products in which they are inserted to powerful
physical shocks.
- Do not step on batteries, pierce them with nails, or strike them with hammers.
• Charge only as indicated. Failure to observe this precaution could result in the
batteries leaking, overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
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For your safety
• If battery liquid comes into contact with the eyes, rinse with plenty of clean
water and seek immediate medical attention. Delaying action could result in
eye injuries.
WARNING for batteries
• Keep batteries out of reach of children. Should a child swallow a battery, seek
immediate medical attention.
• Keep batteries out of reach of household pets and other animals. The
batteries could leak, overheat, rupture, or catch fire if bitten, chewed, or otherwise
damaged by animals.
• Do not immerse batteries in water or expose to rain. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or product malfunction.
Immediately dry the product with a towel or similar object should it become wet.
• Discontinue use immediately should you notice any changes in the
batteries, such as discoloration or deformation. Cease charging EN-EL20a
rechargeable batteries if they do not charge in the specified period of time.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in the batteries leaking,
overheating, rupturing, or catching fire.
• When batteries are no longer needed, insulate the terminals with tape.
Overheating, rupture, or fire may result should metal objects come into contact
with the terminals.
• If battery liquid comes into contact with a person’s skin or clothing,
immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of clean water. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in skin irritation.
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For your safety
Parts of the camera
The camera body ................................................................................................................. 17
Principle functions of the controls ................................................................................ 20
The monitor/viewfinder .................................................................................................... 25
Switching the information displayed on the screen (
button) ...................32
Power-on lamp (charge lamp) ........................................................................................ 34
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Parts of the camera
The camera body
1
2
Command dial
3
Power switch/power-on lamp
(charge lamp) .......................34, 41, 44
4
Mode dial ............................................... 61
5
Microphone (stereo) ..........145, 208
6
Zoom control
Eyelet for strap .................................... 37
9
Lens
Self-timer lamp ..................... 102, 104
7
Red-eye reduction lamp ............101
AF-assist illuminator ..................... 235
8
(function) button ..................121
17
Parts of the camera
The camera body
•
•
•
•
: Wide-angle ...........................124
: Telephoto ................................ 124
: Thumbnail playback ......136
: Playback zoom .....................132
10
Shutter-release button ........48, 108
11
Connector cover .......... 41, 248, 250
12
Micro-USB connector .......... 41, 250
13
HDMI micro connector (Type
D) ..............................................................248
14
Built-in flash .................................. 52, 99
20
15
(flash pop-up) button .....................
................................................................52, 99
21
16
External microphone connector
cover ...................................................... 256
17
Accessory shoe .....................255, 259
18
Diopter adjustment control ....... 54
19
Speaker ......................................156, 238
Side dial ................................................236
Side zoom control
22
•
•
: Wide-angle
: Telephoto
.....................................................................125
23
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Parts of the camera
The camera body
Accessory terminal ........................256
(snap-back zoom) button ..........
.....................................................................126
24
Electronic viewfinder ......................54
34
25
Eye sensor ..............................................54
35
(menu) button ..........162, 166
26
(monitor) button ......................54
27
(AE-L/AF-L) button ......111, 237
36
Battery-chamber/memory card
slot cover ................................................39
28
Focus-mode selector ........ 106, 113
37
Power connector cover (for
optional AC adapter) ................... 255
29
(
movie-record)
button ........................................... 53, 145
38
Tripod socket
39
Monitor ............................................25, 43
30
(playback) button .................... 55
31
(display) button .................... 32
32
(apply selection) button ....162
33
Rotary multi selector (multi
selector)
Pressing up, down, left, or right
on the multi selector is expressed
as , , , or .
.............................................................98, 162
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Parts of the camera
The camera body
(delete) button ............................ 57
Principle functions of the controls
Control
Main function
For shooting
Select a shooting mode.
Selecting a shooting mode (mode dial) (page 61)
Mode dial
For shooting
Select
(autofocus) or
(manual focus).
Using autofocus (page 106)
Using manual focus (page 113)
Focus-mode selector
For shooting
Lock the exposure or focus.
Focus lock (page 111)
AE/AF lock button (page 237)
(AE-L/AF-L) button
For shooting
Move toward ( ) (telephoto) to zoom in closer to the
subject, and move toward
(
) (wide-angle) to zoom out
and view a larger area.
Using the zoom control (page 124)
For playback
• Move toward
Zoom control
( ) to zoom in on the image, and move
toward
(
) to display images as thumbnails or the
calendar.
Playback zoom (page 132)
Thumbnail playback/calendar display (page 136)
• Adjust the volume for movie playback.
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Parts of the camera
Principle functions of the controls
Control
Main function
For shooting
Widen the angle of view temporarily.
Using the snap-back zoom (temporarily widening the
visible range) (page 126)
(snap-back zoom)
button
Side zoom control
For shooting
Move toward (telephoto) to zoom in closer to the subject,
and move toward
(wide-angle) to zoom out and view a
larger area.
Using the side zoom control (page 125)
For shooting
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
: Change the
setting that is selected in [Assign side dial].*
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
: Adjust the
focus manually.
Side dial
* This function is not available with some shooting modes.
Assign side dial (page 236)
Shutter-release
button
For shooting
When the button is pressed halfway: Set focus and exposure.
When the button is pressed all the way: Release the shutter
(start and stop movie recording in Movie manual mode).
Shooting still images (page 48)
The shutter-release button (page 108)
For playback
Return to shooting mode.
For shooting
Start and stop movie recording.
Recording movies (page 53)
Basic operations of movie recording and movie playback
(page 145)
(
movie-record)
button
For playback
Return to shooting mode.
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Parts of the camera
Principle functions of the controls
Control
Main function
For shooting
• While the shooting screen is displayed:
Display the following setting screens by pressing:
- Up ( ): (flash mode)
- Right ( ):
(exposure compensation)
- Down ( ):
(focus mode)
(Available only when the focus-mode selector is set to
.)
- Left ( ):
(self-timer/smile timer)
Setting the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and
exposure compensation (page 98)
Menu operations (page 162)
• When the shooting mode is , , or
(Movie manual):
Rotate the multi selector to set the f‑number.
Multi selector
For playback
• While the playback screen is displayed: Change the
displayed image using up ( ), down ( ), left ( ), right
( ), or by rotating the multi selector.
• While a zoomed image is displayed: Move the display area.
For setting
Select an item using
or by rotating the multi
selector, and then apply the selection by pressing the
button.
For playback
• Display individual images of a sequence in full-frame
(apply selection)
button
playback mode.
Viewing and deleting images in a sequence (page 138)
• Scroll an image shot with easy panorama.
• Play back movies.
• Switch from thumbnail playback or zoomed image display
to full-frame playback.
For setting
Apply the item that you selected by using the multi selector.
Menu operations (page 162)
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Parts of the camera
Principle functions of the controls
Control
Main function
For shooting
• When the shooting mode is : Set the flexible program.
• When the shooting mode is , , or [Manual] in
(Movie manual): Set the shutter speed.
,
Command dial
,
, and
modes (page 63)
For playback
Change the magnification rate of a zoomed image.
For shooting/playback
Display or close the menu.
Menu operations (page 162)
Menu lists (page 166)
(menu) button
(function) button
For shooting
When the shooting mode is , , , , or : Display or
close the setting menus such as [Continuous] or [Vibration
reduction].
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
For shooting/playback
Switch between the monitor and viewfinder.
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder (page 54)
(monitor) button
For shooting/playback
Switch or hide the information displayed on the screen.
Switching the information displayed on the screen (
button) (page 32)
(display) button
For shooting
Play back images.
Playing back images (page 55)
For playback
• Return to shooting mode.
(playback) button • When the camera is turned off, press and hold down this
button to turn the camera on in playback mode.
Playing back images (page 55)
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Parts of the camera
Principle functions of the controls
Control
Main function
For shooting
Delete the last image that was saved.
Deleting images (page 57)
(delete) button
For playback
Delete images.
Deleting images (page 57)
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Parts of the camera
Principle functions of the controls
The monitor/viewfinder
The information that is displayed on the screen changes depending on the camera’s
settings and state of use.
Shooting screen
Shooting mode ..................................61
10
2
Flash mode ............................................99
11
Image size ...........................................175
3
Focus mode ............................106, 113
12
Easy panorama ................................... 89
13
Long exposure NR (when [Off] is
set) ...........................................................197
14
Noise reduction filter ...................197
15
Wind noise reduction (during
movie recording) ............................208
16
Vibration reduction .......................234
Electronic VR ..................................... 207
1
4
Zoom .......................................... 107, 124
5
Focal length (in 35mm [135]
format) ....................................... 124, 200
6
Focus indicator ................................... 48
7
Digital zoom magnification .....124
8
Movie options (normal speed
movies) .................................................204
9
Movie options (HS movies) ......205
25
Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
Image quality ....................................174
17
Exposure indicator ............................66
25
Shutter speed ......................................63
18
Flash exposure
compensation ..................................196
26
Auto exposure (AE)/Autofocus
(AF) lock (still image) .........111, 237
19
Exposure compensation
value .......................................................117
20
21
Remaining movie recording
time ..............................................145, 147
Flash-ready indicator ................... 100
22
Number of exposures remaining
(still images) ...............................48, 175
23
Enable release (when no memory
card is inserted) ...............................229
24
F-number ............................................... 63
26
Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
27
ISO sensitivity ................................... 189
28
Charging AC Adapter connection
29
Battery level ..........................................48
30
Travel destination ...........................227
31
“Date not set” .........................227, 269
32
Date stamp ........................................ 232
33
Auto exposure (AE)/Autofocus
(AF) lock (during movie
recording) .................................146, 237
34
Location data ....................................243
35
Wi-Fi communication ..................223
36
Bluetooth remote control
connected .......................................... 264
44
Noise reduction burst/single
shot .................................................... 81, 86
45
Time-lapse movie .......................... 153
46
Exposure bracketing .................... 190
37
Bluetooth communication .......223
47
Hand-held/tripod ......................83, 85
38
Airplane mode .................................223
48
Multiple exp. Lighten ......................94
39
White balance .................................. 181
49
Still image capture (during movie
recording) ........................................... 149
40
COOLPIX Picture Control ...........177
41
Active D-Lighting ...........................197
42
Continuous shooting mode .............
............................................. 79, 82, 92, 185
43
Backlighting (HDR) ...........................88
27
Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
50
Multiple exposure ..........................198
51
Self-timer .............................................102
Smile timer .........................................104
Pet portrait auto release ............... 92
52
Focus area (target finding AF) .........
.......................................................... 108, 191
53
Focus area (center, manual) ..............
.................................................. 79, 111, 191
54
Focus area (face detection, pet
detection) .............. 92, 104, 110, 191
58
Histogram ........................................... 229
59
Framing border ([Bird-watching]
or [Moon] mode, or snap-back
zoom) .....................................79, 80, 126
28
Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
55
Focus area (subject tracking) ...........
.......................................................... 191, 194
56
Spot metering area .......................184
57
Center-weighted area ................. 184
60
Framing grid ......................................229
61
Virtual horizon .......................229, 231
29
Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
Playback screen
1
Protect ...................................................218
13
Image size ...........................................175
14
Movie options ..................................204
2
Sequence display (when
[Individual pictures] is
selected) .............................................. 221
15
Easy panorama ................................... 89
16
Small picture .....................................220
3
Skin softening .................................. 213
4
Filter effects ....................................... 214
5
D-Lighting .......................................... 213
6
Quick retouch ...................................212
7
Marked for upload .........................211
8
Current image number/total
number of images
9
Movie length or elapsed playback
time
10
Volume ................................................. 156
11
Enable release (when no memory
card is inserted) ...............................229
12
Image quality ....................................174
30
Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
17
Cropped ...............................................134
18
Easy panorama playback
guide ......................................................140
Sequence playback guide ........138
Movie playback guide .................145
19
Time of recording
20
Date of recording
21
Charging AC Adapter connection
22
Battery level ..........................................48
23
File number and type ..................291
24
Recorded location data ..............243
Tone level information
You can check for loss of contrast detail in highlights and shadows from the
histogram that is displayed, or the flashing display for each tone level. These provide
guidelines when adjusting the image brightness with functions such as exposure
compensation.
1
Current image number/total
number of images
Histogram
2
3
• A histogram is a graph showing
the distribution of tones in the
image. The horizontal axis
corresponds to pixel brightness,
with dark tones to the left and
bright tones to the right. The
vertical axis shows the number
of pixels.
4
ISO sensitivity ................................... 189
5
COOLPIX Picture Control ...........177
6
Image quality/Image size ..................
.......................................................... 174, 175
7
White balance .................................. 181
8
Time of recording ...................44, 227
9
Date of recording ................... 44, 227
10
File number and type ..................291
Tone level
11
Exposure compensation
value .......................................................117
• The tone level indicates the
brightness level. When the tone
level to check is selected using
the multi selector
or
rotating it, the area of the
image that corresponds to the
selected tone level flashes.
12
Shooting mode ..................................61
13
Shutter speed ......................................63
14
F-number ............................................... 63
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Parts of the camera
The monitor/viewfinder
Switching the information displayed on the
screen (
button)
To switch the information displayed on the screen during shooting or playback, press
the
(display) button. You can also hide the information.
For shooting
1: Show information1
2: Movie frame1
Display the range of a movie in a frame.
3: Display only the framing grid, histogram, and virtual horizon2
4: Hide information
1
2
The framing grid, histogram, and virtual horizon are displayed depending on the
[Monitor settings (page 229)].
settings in the setup menu
If the framing grid, histogram, and virtual horizon are not set to be displayed in the
[Monitor settings (page 229)], this screen will not be displayed.
setup menu
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Parts of the camera
Switching the information displayed on the screen (
button)
For playback
1: Show information
2: Tone level information (except movies)*
Display a histogram, tone level and shooting information.
Tone level information (page 31)
3: Image comment, copyright information*
Image comment (page 241), Copyright information (page 242)
4: Hide information
* If images in a sequence are displayed individually and you press the
information is displayed.
Viewing and deleting images in a sequence (page 138)
Sequence display (page 221)
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Parts of the camera
Switching the information displayed on the screen (
button)
button, the
Power-on lamp (charge lamp)
The power-on lamp (charge lamp) turns on or flashes in the following situations.
Status
On
Meaning
• Turns on immediately after the camera is turned on. When the monitor is
on, the power-on lamp turns off.
• The camera is connected to a computer with the USB cable (when the
[Charge by computer]
[Off] is set, or when charging
setup menu
is complete with [Auto]).
• The camera is connected to an HDMI-compatible device with the HDMI
cable.
• The electronic viewfinder is being used.
• [Multiple exp. Lighten (page 94)] scene mode is set to [Star trails]
and shooting is in progress.
Flashing
• The camera is in standby mode because it has not been operated for
about one minute.
The auto off function (page 51)
• The battery is charging.
Charging the battery (page 41)
Charge by computer (page 241)
• [Intvl timer shooting] is in progress.
Interval timer shooting (page 188)
• Movie recording is in progress while the camera is connected to an HDMI[HDMI (page 239)]
compatible device (when the setup menu
[Clean HDMI output]
[On] is set).
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Parts of the camera
Power-on lamp (charge lamp)
Status
Flashing
quickly
Meaning
• The battery cannot be charged.
Charging the battery (page 41)
When the power-on lamp (charge lamp) quickly flashes (page 241)
The battery (page 286)
• If [Battery exhausted.] is displayed on the screen, charge or replace the
battery.
• The inside of the camera or the battery has become hot. The camera turns
off automatically. Wait until the camera or battery temperature has cooled
before resuming use.
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Parts of the camera
Power-on lamp (charge lamp)
Getting started
Attaching the strap ............................................................................................................. 37
Attaching/removing the lens cap and lens hood .................................................... 38
Inserting the battery and memory card ......................................................................39
Charging the battery ..........................................................................................................41
Opening the monitor ......................................................................................................... 43
Camera setup ........................................................................................................................ 44
36
Getting started
Attaching the strap
Attach the strap to the left and right side of the camera.
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Getting started
Attaching the strap
Attaching/removing the lens cap and lens hood
• When you are not shooting images, attach the lens cap to protect the lens.
• When the lens hood is attached, it cuts out light which adversely affects the image,
and also helps protect the camera. Remove the lens hood when shooting with a
flash or when the AF-assist illuminator is necessary for shooting.
• Turn off the camera before attaching/removing the lens hood. When attaching the
lens hood, screw it in sufficiently without excessive force so that it will not fall off.
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Getting started
Attaching/removing the lens cap and lens hood
Inserting the battery and memory card
1
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
2
Insert the battery and memory card.
• With the battery’s positive and negative terminals oriented correctly, move the
orange battery latch (1), and fully insert the battery (2).
• Slide the memory card in until it clicks into place (3).
• Be careful not to insert the battery or memory card upside-down or backward, as
this could cause a malfunction.
• If the write-protect switch of the memory card is locked, you cannot shoot, delete
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images, or format the memory card.
Close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
Formatting a memory card
The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into this
camera, make sure to format it with this camera.
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Getting started
Inserting the battery and memory card
• Note that formatting a memory card permanently deletes all images and other
data on the memory card.
Be sure to make copies of any images you wish to keep before formatting the memory
card.
button, and select the setup
• Insert the memory card into the camera, press the
menu
[Format card].
Removing the battery or memory card
Turn the camera off and make sure that the power-on lamp and screen have turned
off, and then open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover.
• Move the orange battery latch to eject the battery.
• Gently push the memory card into the camera to partially eject the memory card.
• Be careful when handling the camera, battery, and memory card immediately after
using the camera, as they may be hot.
Memory cards that can be used
The camera supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards.
• The camera supports UHS-I.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 (Video Speed Class V6) or faster
are recommended for recording movies. When [Movie options] is set to
[2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD), memory cards with a UHS Speed
Class rating of 3 (Video Speed Class V30) or faster are recommended. Movie
recording may stop unexpectedly when a memory card with a lower Speed Class
rating is used.
• If you use a card reader, make sure that it is compatible with your memory card.
• Contact the manufacturer for information on features, operation, and limitations on
use.
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Getting started
Inserting the battery and memory card
Charging the battery
1
Use the USB cable (included) to connect the Charging AC
Adapter to the camera with the battery inserted.
2
Insert the plug of the Charging AC Adapter into an electrical
outlet.
• A plug adapter is attached depending on the country or region of purchase. The
shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase.
• When charging starts, the power-on lamp (charge lamp) flashes. The charging time
for a fully exhausted battery is about 3 hours.
• When charging is complete, the power-on lamp (charge lamp) turns off.
• The battery cannot be charged when the power-on lamp (charge lamp) quickly
flashes, possibly due to one of the reasons described below.
- The ambient temperature is not suited to charging.
- The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly connected.
- The battery is damaged.
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Getting started
Charging the battery
3
When charging is complete, unplug the Charging AC Adapter
from the electrical outlet, and disconnect the USB cable.
Notes about the USB cable
• Do not use a USB cable other than the UC-E21. Using a USB cable other than the UC-E21
could result in overheating, fire, or electric shock.
• Check the shape and direction of the plugs and do not insert or remove the plugs at an
angle.
Notes about charging the battery
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other than
the EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter, and do not use a commercially available
USB-AC adapter or a battery charger for a mobile phone. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
• If the camera is turned on while the battery is charging, charging stops.
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Getting started
Charging the battery
Opening the monitor
• You can adjust the direction and angle of the monitor. For normal shooting, fold
the monitor against the back of the camera, facing out (5).
• When you are not using or carrying the camera, fold the monitor against the
camera body with the screen facing in (1).
Notes about the monitor
• The monitor’s adjustable range may be limited when a cable or accessories are attached
to the camera.
• When moving the monitor, do not apply excessive force and move slowly within the
monitor's adjustable range so that the connection will not be damaged.
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Getting started
Opening the monitor
Camera setup
When the camera is turned on for the first time, screens to set the display language
and camera clock are displayed.
Use the multi selector (1) and
(apply selection) button (2) to select and adjust
settings.
1
Press the power switch to turn on the camera.
2
Press
on the multi selector to highlight a language and
press the button to select.
• The displayed languages vary depending on the country or region.
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Getting started
Camera setup
3
Select [Yes] and press the
4
Highlight your home time zone and press the
button.
• To turn daylight saving time on, press
;
button.
will be displayed above the map. Press
to turn daylight saving time off.
5
6
Press
to select a date format and press the
Set the date and time.
• Press
to highlight items and
• Select the minute field and press the
7
button.
When prompted, press
button.
to change them.
button to confirm the setting.
to highlight [Yes] and press the
• Setup is complete and the camera switches to the shooting screen.
Setting the language
The language can be set at any time in the
setup menu
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Getting started
Camera setup
[Language].
To change the time zone and date setting
[Time zone and date].
Set in the setup menu
[Time zone], the time is one hour earlier when daylight
In [Time zone and date]
saving time is on, and goes back one hour when it is off.
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Getting started
Camera setup
Basic operations of shooting and
playback
Shooting still images ..........................................................................................................48
Recording movies ................................................................................................................53
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder .....................................................54
Playing back images ...........................................................................................................55
Deleting images ...................................................................................................................57
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Shooting still images
(auto) mode is used here as an example.
(auto) mode enables you to perform
general shooting in a variety of shooting conditions.
1
Rotate the mode dial to
2
Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining on
the shooting screen.
.
• Battery level (1)
: The battery level is high.
: The battery level is low.
• Number of exposures remaining (2)
(display) button to switch the information displayed on the screen
• Press the
each time.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Shooting still images
3
Hold the camera steady.
• Keep fingers and other objects away from the lens, flash, AF-assist illuminator, eye
sensor, microphone, and speaker.
4
Frame the picture.
•
•
•
•
Move the zoom control or the side zoom control to change the zoom lens position.
To zoom in, move toward (1).
To zoom out, move toward
(2).
If you lose sight of the subject while shooting with the lens in telephoto position,
press the
(snap-back zoom) button (3) to temporarily widen the visible area so
that you can frame the subject more easily.
• See “
Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Shooting still images
5
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
• To press the shutter-release button “halfway” means to press and hold the button at
the point where you feel a slight resistance.
• When the subject is in focus, the focus area or focus indicator is displayed in green.
• When you are using digital zoom, the camera focuses in the center of the frame and
the focus area is not displayed.
• If the focus area or focus indicator flashes, the camera is unable to focus. Modify the
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composition and try pressing the shutter-release button halfway again.
Without lifting your finger, press the shutter-release button all
the way down.
Notes about saving images or movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the
remaining recording time flashes, or [Please wait for the camera to finish recording.] is
displayed while images or movies are being saved. Do not open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover or remove the battery or memory card while an indicator
is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the
memory card.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Shooting still images
Using a tripod
• We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera in the following situations:
- When shooting in dim lighting and the flash is
- When the zoom is at a telephoto position
(off)
• When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu
[Vibration reduction]
[Off] to prevent potential errors caused by this function.
• After attaching the camera to a tripod, make sure that the camera does not fall over
when zooming the lens in or out.
Extend one leg of the tripod toward the subject and the other two legs toward you at an
equal distance.
- When zoom is at wide-angle position
- When zoom is at telephoto position
• The camera may move slightly when operated, even if it is attached to a tripod, which
may interfere with the autofocus. Wait a few seconds after operating the camera, and
then slowly press the shutter-release button.
The auto off function
• When no operations are performed for about one minute, the screen turns off, the
camera enters standby mode, and then the power-on lamp flashes. The camera turns off
after remaining in standby mode for about three minutes.
• To turn the screen back on while the camera is in standby mode, perform an operation
such as pressing the power switch or shutter-release button.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Shooting still images
Using the built-in flash
In situations where a flash is needed, such as in dark locations or when the subject is
backlit, press the (flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash.
• When not using the built-in flash, gently push to lower the built-in flash until it
clicks shut.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Shooting still images
Recording movies
Display the shooting screen and press the
(
movie-record) button to start
recording a movie. Press the
( ) button again to end recording.
• When you rotate the mode dial to
(Movie manual), you can set the shutter
speed and f-number for movie recording.
• For information about recording and playing back movies, see “ Movies (page
144)”.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Recording movies
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder
It is recommended that you use the viewfinder (1) when bright conditions make it
difficult to see the monitor, such as when outdoors in sunlight.
• When you bring your face close to the viewfinder, the eye sensor responds to it and
the viewfinder turns on, and the monitor turns off (default setting).
• You can also press the
(monitor) button to switch the display between the
monitor and viewfinder.
Diopter adjustment of the viewfinder
When the display in the viewfinder is difficult to see, adjust by rotating the diopter
adjustment control (1) while looking through the viewfinder.
• Take care not to scratch your eye with your fingertips or nails.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder
Playing back images
1
Press the
mode.
(playback) button to enter full-frame playback
• If you press and hold down the
2
button while the camera is turned off, the
camera turns on in playback mode.
Use the multi selector to select an image to display.
• Use the multi selector
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
to display the previous image, or
to display the
next image.
to scroll through the images quickly.
Press and hold down
Images can also be selected by rotating the multi selector.
(display) button to switch the information displayed on the screen
Press the
each time.
button.
To play back a recorded movie, press the
To return to shooting mode, press the
button or shutter-release button.
Move the zoom control toward ( ) in full-frame playback mode to zoom in on
an image.
Playback zoom (page 132)
(
) to switch to
In full-frame playback mode, move the zoom control toward
thumbnail playback mode and display multiple images on the screen.
Thumbnail playback/calendar display (page 136)
Other playback methods
• Easy panorama
Playback with easy panorama (page 140)
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Playing back images
• Sequence images
Viewing images in a sequence (page 138)
• Movies
Basic operations of movie recording and movie playback (page 145)
Operations during movie playback (page 156)
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Playing back images
Deleting images
1
In playback mode, press the (delete) button to delete the
image currently displayed on the screen.
2
Use the multi selector
method and press the
3
to select the desired deletion
button.
• If you selected [Current image] or [All images], proceed to step 6.
button.
• To exit without deleting, press the
Use the multi selector
you want to delete.
• Move the zoom control toward
or rotate it to select the image that
( ) to switch to full-frame playback, or
to switch to thumbnail playback.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Deleting images
(
)
4
Use
to show or hide
.
• Show
5
6
under images that you want to delete. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select
additional images.
Press the
button to apply the image selection.
When the confirmation dialog is displayed, select [Yes] and
press the button.
• Deleted images cannot be recovered.
• The message in the confirmation dialog varies depending on the selected deletion
method.
Notes about deleting images simultaneously saved in RAW and JPEG
When using this camera to delete images captured using [RAW + Fine] or [RAW +
Normal] in the [Image quality] setting, both of the simultaneously saved RAW and JPEG
images are deleted. You cannot delete only one format.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Deleting images
Deleting images captured continuously (sequence)
• Images captured continuously are saved as a sequence, and only the first image of the
sequence (the key picture) is displayed in playback mode (default setting).
• If you press the
button while a key picture is displayed for a sequence of images, all
images in the sequence are deleted.
• To delete individual images in a sequence, press the
button to display them one at a
button.
time and press the
Deleting the image captured while in shooting mode
When using shooting mode, press the
button to delete the last image that was saved.
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Basic operations of shooting and playback
Deleting images
Shooting features
Selecting a shooting mode (mode dial) ......................................................................61
Auto mode (standard shooting) .....................................................................................62
, ,
, and
modes ....................................................................................................... 63
Shooting with the Bulb setting or Time setting (when in
mode) ................. 69
(user settings) mode ...................................................................................................... 71
Creative mode (applying effects when shooting) ................................................... 75
Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions) ................................. 78
Setting the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure
compensation .......................................................................................................................98
Flash mode .............................................................................................................................99
Self-timer ..............................................................................................................................102
Smile timer .......................................................................................................................... 104
Using autofocus .................................................................................................................106
Using manual focus ..........................................................................................................113
Exposure compensation .................................................................................................117
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode) .............................................119
Using the
(function) button ................................................................................... 121
Using the zoom ................................................................................................................. 124
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting ..................... 127
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Shooting features
Selecting a shooting mode (mode dial)
You can rotate the mode dial to align the desired shooting mode with the indicator
mark on the camera body.
Shooting mode
(Auto) mode
Description
Select this mode to perform general shooting in a variety of
shooting conditions.
, , , and
modes
Select these modes for greater control over shutter speed and
f‑number.
(User settings)
mode
The frequently used settings in , , , and modes can be
saved. To shoot with the saved settings, rotate the mode dial to
(Creative)
mode
Apply effects to images during shooting.
(Movie
manual) mode
You can record movies with the exposure mode set to aperturepriority auto or manual.
Still images cannot be captured.
,
, and
modes
.
Select any one of scene modes based on the shooting conditions,
and you can take pictures with the appropriate settings for those
conditions.
•
(bird-watching): Use this mode when capturing images of
birds in a telephoto position.
•
(moon): Use this mode when capturing images of the moon
in a telephoto position.
•
(scene): Press the
button and select a scene mode.
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Shooting features
Selecting a shooting mode (mode dial)
Auto mode (standard shooting)
Select this mode to perform general shooting in a variety of shooting conditions.
• The camera detects the main subject and focuses on it (target finding AF). If a
human face is detected, the camera automatically sets focus priority on it.
Using autofocus (page 106)
Functions available in
(auto) mode
• Flash mode
Flash mode (page 99)
• Self-timer
Self-timer (page 102)
• Smile timer
Smile timer (page 104)
• Focus mode
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
• Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation (page 117)
• Shooting menu
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes) (page 174)
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Shooting features
Auto mode (standard shooting)
, ,
, and
modes
In , , , and modes, you can set exposure (combination of shutter speed and
f‑number) according to the shooting conditions. Also, you can achieve greater
control when shooting images by setting the shooting menu options.
Shooting mode
Programmed
auto
Description
You can let the camera adjust the shutter speed (4) and f‑number
(5).
• The combination of shutter speed and f‑number can be changed
by rotating the command dial (1) (flexible program). While the
flexible program is in effect,
(flexible program mark) is
displayed on the upper left of the screen (3).
• To cancel the flexible program, rotate the command dial in the
opposite direction than when you set it until
is no longer
displayed. It is also canceled if you change the shooting mode,
turn off the camera, or raise or lower the built-in flash.
Shutterpriority auto
Rotate the command dial (1) to set the shutter speed (4). The
camera automatically determines the f‑number (5).
Aperturepriority auto
Rotate the multi selector (2) to set the f‑number (5). The camera
automatically determines the shutter speed (4).
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Shooting features
, , , and modes
Shooting mode
Manual
Description
Set both the shutter speed (4) and f‑number (5). Rotate the
command dial (1) to set the shutter speed. Rotate the multi
selector (2) to set the f‑number.
Exposure indicator (when in mode) (page 66)
• You can use the Bulb setting or Time setting to capture images
with a long time-exposure.
• The allocations of the controls for setting the exposure can be changed in the
setup menu [Toggle Av/Tv selection (page 244)].
Tips for setting exposure
The sense of dynamism and amount of background defocus in subjects vary by
changing the combinations of shutter speed and f‑number even if the exposure is
the same.
Effect of the shutter speed
The camera can make a fast-moving subject appear static at a fast shutter speed, or
highlight the motion of a moving subject at a slow shutter speed.
• Faster
1/1000 s
• Slower
1/30 s
Effect of the f‑number
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Shooting features
, , , and modes
The camera can blur the subject’s background intentionally, or bring the subject,
foreground, and background into focus.
• Small f-number (larger aperture)
f/2.8
• Large f-number (smaller aperture)
f/8
Shutter speed and f‑number
• The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the zoom position,
f‑number, or ISO sensitivity setting.
• The f‑number of this camera also changes depending on the zoom position.
• When zooming is performed after the exposure is set, exposure combinations or the
f‑number may be changed.
• Large apertures (expressed by small f-numbers) let more light into the camera, and small
apertures (large f-numbers) let less light. The smallest f-number represents the largest
aperture, and the largest f-number represents the smallest aperture.
• The closer the lens is to the telephoto zoom position, the smaller the aperture range
becomes.
Setting exposure when recording movies
When recording movies in , , , , or , the shutter speed and f-number that you set
are not applied. When the mode dial is rotated to
(Movie manual), you can set the
exposure for movie recording.
Notes about setting exposure
When the subject is too dark or too bright, it may not be possible to obtain the appropriate
exposure. In such cases, the shutter speed indicator or f‑number indicator flashes when the
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shutter-release button is pressed halfway (except when the
shutter speed setting or f-number.
Exposure indicator (when in
mode is used). Change the
mode)
The degree of deviation between the adjusted exposure value and the optimal
exposure value measured by the camera is displayed in the exposure indicator on the
screen. The degree of deviation in the exposure indicator is displayed in terms of EV
(-2 to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV).
Functions available in , ,
, and
modes
• Flash mode
Flash mode (page 99)
• Self-timer
Self-timer (page 102)
• Smile timer
Smile timer (page 104)
• Focus mode
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
• Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation (page 117)
• Shooting menu
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes) (page 174),
shooting menu ( , , , , or mode) (page 177)
• Functions that can be set using the
button
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
The
Focus area
The focus area for autofocus varies depending on the setting in the shooting menu
[AF
area mode (page 191)]. When set to [Target finding AF] (default setting), the camera
detects the main subject and focuses on it. If a human face is detected, the camera
automatically sets focus priority on it.
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, , , and modes
The control range of the shutter speed ( , ,
modes)
, and
The control range of the shutter speed differs depending on the zoom position,
f‑number, or ISO sensitivity setting. Additionally, the control range changes in the
following continuous shooting settings.
Setting
ISO sensitivity1
Control range (second)
100-400
1/2000 2–8 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
100-800
1/2000 2–4 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
100-1600
1/2000 2–2 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
100-3200
1/2000 2–1 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( or mode)
100-6400
1/2000 2–1/2 s ( or
1/4000 2, 3–15 s ( or
100
1/2000 2–30 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
200
1/2000 2–15 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
400
1/2000 2–8 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
800
1/2000 2–4 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
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mode)
mode)
Setting
ISO sensitivity1
Continuous
1
2
3
4
Control range (second)
1600
1/2000 2–2 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( mode)4
3200
1/2000 2–1 s ( or mode)
1/4000 2, 3–30 s ( or mode)
6400
1/2000 2–1/2 s ( or
1/4000 2, 3–15 s ( or
Continuous H, Continuous L
1/40002, 3–1/30 s
Pre-shooting cache,
Continuous H: 120 fps
1/4000–1/125 s
Continuous H: 60 fps
1/4000–1/60 s
Intvl timer shooting
Same as when [Single] is set
mode)
mode)
The ISO sensitivity setting is restricted depending on the continuous shooting setting.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
The maximum shutter speed when the f‑number is set to the largest value (smallest
aperture) at the maximum wide-angle zoom position. The closer the zoom position is
to telephoto, or the smaller the f‑number (larger aperture) is, the slower the maximum
shutter speed becomes.
The exposure may vary when the same subject is captured multiple times at a shutter
speed in which the indicator is displayed in red (faster than 1/2000 second).
Bulb setting and Time setting are available.
Shooting with the Bulb setting or Time setting (when in
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mode) (page 69)
Shooting with the Bulb setting or Time setting
(when in mode)
Use the Bulb setting or Time setting to capture images with a long time-exposure,
such as when taking pictures of fireworks, night landscapes, the night sky, or car light
trails. The maximum exposure time for both the Bulb and Time setting is 60 seconds.
Option
Description
Bulb
The shutter remains open while the shutter-release button is pressed, and it
closes when the button is released.
Time
The shutter opens when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down,
and it closes when the button is pressed all the way down again.
1
Stabilize the camera by using a tool such as a tripod.
• Select the setup menu [Vibration reduction] [Off].
• See “ Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
2
Rotate the mode dial to
.
• Set [ISO sensitivity] to [100-400], [100-800], [100-1600], [100], [200], [400],
[800], or [1600].
• Set [Continuous] to [Single].
3
Rotate the command dial to a slower speed until the shutter
speed indicator displays [Bulb] or [Time].
4
Press the shutter-release button after setting the focus.
• Bulb: Hold down the shutter-release button until the desired exposure time elapses.
• Time: Press the shutter-release button all the way down again when the desired
exposure time elapses.
• When the exposure time reaches 60 seconds, the shutter automatically closes and
shooting ends.
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Shooting with the Bulb setting or Time setting (when in
mode)
Notes about shooting with the Bulb or Time setting
• The Bulb or Time setting cannot be used when [ISO sensitivity] is set to [100-3200],
[100-6400], [3200], or [6400].
• The Bulb or Time setting cannot be used when a setting other than [Single] is selected
for [Continuous].
Long time-exposures
• It may take longer for the camera to save images if a slow shutter speed is used when
shooting.
• It is recommended that you use a sufficiently charged battery or the EH-5d AC Adapter
and the EP-5C Power Connector (both available separately) to prevent the camera from
turning off unexpectedly.
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector (page 258)
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Shooting with the Bulb setting or Time setting (when in
mode)
(user settings) mode
Setting combinations that are frequently used for shooting with (programmed
auto), (shutter-priority auto), (aperture-priority auto), or (manual) can be
saved in .
Rotate the mode dial to to retrieve the settings saved in [Save user settings].
• Frame the subject and shoot with these settings, or change the settings as
required.
Saving settings in
mode (Save user settings)
The frequently used settings in , , , and modes can be saved. At the time of
purchase, the default settings of mode are saved.
1
Rotate the mode dial to , ,
,
, or .
• If you want to change the shooting mode, select , , , or .
• If you do not want to change the saved shooting mode, select .
2
Change to a frequently used combination of shooting settings.
• See “ List of setting options that can be saved in mode (page 72)” for details.
• The flexible program (when set to ), shutter speed (when set to or ), or
f‑number (when set to
or
) settings will also be saved.
• The focus area that is selected with the [Manual (spot)], [Manual (normal)], or
3
[Manual (wide)] setting in AF area mode will also be saved.
Press the
(menu) button to display the shooting menu.
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(user settings) mode
4
Use the multi selector
press the button.
to select [Save user settings], and
• The previous saved settings are overwritten by the current settings as the
Resetting
mode.
(user settings) mode
If the shooting menu [Reset user settings] is selected, the settings that are
saved in the user settings are restored to their default values.
Notes about the clock battery
If the internal clock battery is exhausted, the settings saved in
any important setting is recommended.
will be reset. Writing down
List of setting options that can be saved in
mode
General settings
• Shooting modes , , , and
, , , and modes (page 63)
• Zoom position
Using the zoom (page 124)
• Flash mode
Flash mode (page 99)
• Self-timer
Self-timer (page 102)
• Focus mode
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
• Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation (page 117)
• Fn button
You can also save menu options assigned to the
Remote Control (available separately).
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
Manual focus settings
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(user settings) mode
1/
2 buttons of the ML-L7
• Distance to a subject, magnification rate, and peaking level
Using manual focus (page 113)
Display settings
• Monitor and viewfinder display
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder (page 54)
• Displayed information
The monitor/viewfinder (page 25)
Shooting menu
• Image quality
Image quality (page 174)
• Image size
Image size (page 175)
• Picture Control
Picture Control (page 177)
• Custom Picture Control
Custom Picture Control (page 180)
• White balance
White balance (page 181)
• Metering
Metering (page 184)
• Continuous
Continuous (page 185)
• ISO sensitivity
ISO sensitivity (page 189)
• Exposure bracketing
Exposure bracketing (page 190)
• AF area mode
AF area mode (page 191)
• Autofocus mode
Autofocus mode (page 196)
• Flash exp. comp.
Flash exp. comp. (page 196)
• Noise reduction filter
Noise reduction filter (page 197)
• Long exposure NR
Long exposure NR (page 197)
• Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting (page 197)
• Multiple exposure
Multiple exposure (page 198)
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(user settings) mode
• Zoom memory
Zoom memory (page 200)
• Startup zoom position
Startup zoom position (page 201)
• M exposure preview
M exposure preview (page 201)
Setup menu
• Monitor settings
Monitor settings (page 229)
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Creative mode (applying effects when
shooting)
Apply effects to images during shooting.
• Five effect groups are available: [Light] (default setting), [Depth], [Memories],
[Classic], and [Noir].
1
Rotate the mode dial to
2
Press the
3
4
.
button.
• The effect selection screen is displayed.
Use the multi selector
to select an effect (1).
• The effect group (2) can be changed by rotating the command dial.
• To exit without saving the selection, press .
To adjust the effect, press
.
• If you do not want to adjust the effect, press the
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button to proceed to step 7.
5
Use
to highlight the desired option and then press
.
• Select [Amount], [Exposure compensation], [Contrast], [Hue], [Saturation],
[Filter], or [Peripheral illumination]. The options that can be selected vary
depending on the group.
6
Use
7
Press the shutter-release button or
to shoot.
to adjust the effect level and press the
(
button.
movie-record) button
• When the camera detects the main subject, it focuses on the subject.
Using target finding AF (page 108)
Selecting an effect group and effect
You can also select an effect group and effect by pressing the
screen in step 2 is displayed.
Functions available in creative mode
• Flash mode
Flash mode (page 99)
• Self-timer
Self-timer (page 102)
• Focus mode
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
• Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation (page 117)
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Creative mode (applying effects when shooting)
button when the
• Shooting menu
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes) (page 174)
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Creative mode (applying effects when shooting)
Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting
conditions)
Select any one of scene modes based on the shooting conditions, and you can take
pictures with the appropriate settings for those conditions.
1
Rotate the mode dial to
(bird-watching),
(moon), or
• If you select
or
(1), the camera switches to the shooting screen.
Bird-watching (page 79)
Moon (page 80)
• If you select
(2), proceed to step 2.
2
Press the
3
Use the multi selector to select a scene mode, and press the
button.
button.
You can select from the following.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
.
Portrait (page 81)
Landscape (page 81)
Sports (page 82)
Night portrait (page 83)
Party/indoor (page 83)
Beach (page 84)
Snow (page 84)
Sunset (page 84)
Dusk/dawn (page 85)
Night landscape (page 85)
Close-up (page 86)
Food (page 87)
Fireworks show (page 88)
Backlighting (page 88)
Easy panorama (page 89)
Pet portrait (page 92)
Selective color (page 93)
Multiple exp. Lighten (page 94)
Time-lapse movie (page 153)
Bird-watching
Use when shooting birds staying still at a distance.
1
Rotate the mode dial to
.
• To capture images continuously, press the
button and select [Continuous].
-
[Single] (default setting): One image is shot each time the shutter-release
button is pressed.
[Continuous]: While the shutter-release button is held all the way down,
images are captured continuously. The camera can capture up to about 10 images
continuously at a rate of about 7 fps.
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2
Frame a bird in the framing border (1).
• At the wide-angle zoom position, the framing border is displayed to indicate the
3
angle of view equivalent to that of a 500 mm lens (in 35mm [135] format) (default
setting).
• You can change the angle of view for the framing border by pressing the
button and selecting [Focal length selection].
Press the
button.
• The camera zooms in so that the area inside the framing border takes up the entire
4
angle of view (focal length). Use the zoom control or side zoom control to adjust the
angle of view/zoom position according to the shooting conditions.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. If you press the
button, you can set [AF area mode] to [Center (spot)] (default setting), [Center
(normal)], or [Center (wide)]. Set according to the size of the subject and the focus
range.
Shoot.
The Bird-watching mode setting
The [Focal length selection], [Continuous], and [AF area mode] settings are saved in
the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
Moon
Use this mode to shoot the moon.
• Use of a tripod is recommended ( Using a tripod (page 51)). When using a tripod
to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu [Vibration
reduction] [Off].
1
.
Rotate the mode dial to
• The default setting of the self-timer is [
press the multi selector
(
3s] (3 seconds). To change the setting,
).
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2
Frame the moon in the framing border (1).
• At the wide-angle zoom position, the framing border is displayed to indicate the
3
angle of view equivalent to that of a 1000 mm lens (in 35mm [135] format) (default
setting).
• You can change the angle of view for the framing border by pressing the
button and selecting [Focal length selection].
Press the
button.
• The camera zooms in so that the area inside the framing border takes up the entire
angle of view (focal length). Use the zoom control or side zoom control to adjust the
angle of view/zoom position according to the shooting conditions.
• You can adjust hue by using the command dial.
• Adjust the brightness with exposure compensation according to shooting
conditions such as the waxing and waning of the moon and shooting requirements.
Exposure compensation (page 117)
4
Shoot.
• During autofocus, the camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The
camera focuses at infinity.
The Moon mode setting
The [Focal length selection] and hue settings are saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
Portrait
Use this mode to shoot portraits that emphasize human subjects.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
Landscape
Use this mode to shoot landscapes.
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Portrait
button
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Option
Landscape
Description
Noise reduction burst This enables you to shoot a sharp landscape with a minimum
of noise.
Single shot
(default setting)
1
2
Saves images with emphasized outlines and contrast.
Select [Noise reduction burst] or [Single shot].
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
• The camera focuses at infinity.
• For [Noise reduction burst]:
- While the
icon on the shooting screen is displayed in green, press the shutterrelease button all the way to capture a series of images which are combined into a
single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a
still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before
the screen switches to the shooting screen.
• For [Single shot]:
- One image is captured when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
Notes about [Noise reduction burst]
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image is narrower
than that seen on the shooting screen.
• Continuous shooting may not be possible in certain shooting conditions.
Sports
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, the camera shoots images
continuously.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
Sports
button
• The camera can capture up to about 10 images continuously at a rate of about 7
fps.
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• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
Notes about [Sports]
• The frame rate for continuous shooting may become slow depending on the current
image quality setting, image size setting, the memory card used, or shooting conditions.
Memory cards that can be used (page 40)
• Focus, exposure, and hue for the second and subsequent images are fixed at the values
determined with the first image.
Night portrait
Use this mode to shoot evening and night portraits that include background scenery.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Option
Night portrait
Description
Hand-held
Compared to using [Tripod], the camera sets a slightly faster
(default setting) shutter speed in accordance with the shooting conditions to prevent
camera shake.
Tripod
1
2
3
Select
Select when shooting with the camera stabilized on a tool such as a
tripod.
[Hand-held] or
[Tripod].
Raise the built-in flash.
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• One image is captured at a slow shutter speed.
Notes about [Tripod]
Vibration reduction is disabled regardless of the setup menu
setting. See “ Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
[Vibration reduction]
Party/indoor
Suitable for taking pictures at parties. Captures the effects of candlelight and other
indoor background lighting.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Party/indoor
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
• To avoid the effects of camera shake, hold the camera steady. When using a tripod
to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu [Vibration
reduction] [Off]. See “ Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
Beach
Shoot bright and vivid seas, lakes, and beaches in daylight.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
Beach
button
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
Snow
Shoot bright and vivid snowscapes in daylight.
button
Rotate the mode dial to
Snow
button
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
Sunset
Use this mode to shoot sunsets and sunrises.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
Sunset
button
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
• The camera focuses at infinity.
• Use of a tripod is recommended ( Using a tripod (page 51)). When using a tripod
to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu [Vibration
reduction] [Off].
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Dusk/dawn
Use this mode to shoot landscapes with little natural light, such as before dawn or
after sunset.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Dusk/dawn
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
• The camera focuses at infinity.
• Use of a tripod is recommended ( Using a tripod (page 51)). When using a tripod
to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu [Vibration
reduction] [Off].
Night landscape
Use this mode to shoot night landscapes.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Option
Night landscape
Description
Select when shooting with the camera in your hands instead of
Hand-held
(default setting) stabilizing it on a tool such as a tripod.
Tripod
1
Select
Select when shooting with the camera stabilized on a tool such as a
tripod.
[Hand-held] or
[Tripod].
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
2
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
• The camera focuses at infinity.
• For [Hand-held]:
- While the
icon on the shooting screen is displayed in green, press the shutterrelease button all the way to capture a series of images which are combined into a
single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a
still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before
the screen switches to the shooting screen.
• For [Tripod]:
- One image is captured at a slow shutter speed when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way.
Notes about [Hand-held]
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image is narrower
than that seen on the shooting screen.
• Continuous shooting may not be possible in certain shooting conditions.
Notes about [Tripod]
Vibration reduction is disabled regardless of the setup menu
setting. See “ Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
[Vibration reduction]
Close-up
Use when taking close-up pictures of small subjects such as flowers and insects.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
Option
Close-up
button
Description
Noise reduction burst This enables you to shoot a sharp image with a minimum of
noise.
Single shot
(default setting)
1
Saves images with emphasized outlines and contrast.
Select [Noise reduction burst] or [Single shot].
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2
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• The focus mode (
Available focus modes (page 107)) setting is changed to
[Macro close-up] and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at
which it can focus.
• You can move the focus area. Press the
button, use the multi selector
or rotate it to move the focus area, and press the
button to apply the setting.
• For [Noise reduction burst]:
- While the
icon on the shooting screen is displayed in green, press the shutterrelease button all the way to capture a series of images which are combined into a
single image and saved.
- Once the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, hold the camera still until a
still image is displayed. After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before
the screen switches to the shooting screen.
• For [Single shot]:
One image is captured when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
Notes about [Noise reduction burst]
• If the subject moves or there is a significant camera shake during continuous shooting,
the image may be distorted, overlapped, or blurred.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image is narrower
than that seen on the shooting screen.
• Continuous shooting may not be possible in certain shooting conditions.
Food
Use this mode when taking pictures of food. You can also change the hue.
Rotate the mode dial to
1
button
Food
button
Adjust hue by using the command dial.
• The hue setting is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
2
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• The focus mode (
Available focus modes (page 107)) setting is changed to
[Macro close-up] and the camera automatically zooms to the closest position at
which it can focus.
• You can move the focus area. Press the
button, use the multi selector
or rotate it to move the focus area, and press the
button to apply the setting.
Fireworks show
The camera captures fireworks at a slow shutter speed.
button
Rotate the mode dial to
button
Fireworks show
• The shutter speed is fixed at 4 seconds.
• It is recommended that you use manual focus.
Using manual focus (page 113)
• Use of a tripod is recommended because the shutter speed is slow ( Using a
tripod (page 51)). When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting,
select the setup menu [Vibration reduction] [Off].
Notes about [Fireworks show]
Exposure compensation cannot be used.
Backlighting
Use this mode to shoot backlit subjects. Use when taking pictures with very bright
and dark areas in the same frame.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Option
Backlighting
Description
On
High dynamic range (HDR) compositing is applied. Use when taking
landscapes with very bright and dark areas in the same frame.
Off
(default
setting)
High dynamic range (HDR) compositing is not applied. The flash fires to
prevent the subject from being hidden in shadow. Raise the built-in flash
before shooting.
1
Select [On] or [Off] for high dynamic range (HDR) compositing.
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2
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
• If [On] is set:
- When there is a big difference between the bright and dark areas, the HDR icon
on the shooting screen changes to green.
- When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, the camera shoots images
continuously and saves the following two images.
- A non-HDR composite image
- An HDR composite image in which the loss of details in highlights or shadows is
minimized
• If [Off] is set:
One image is captured when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way.
Notes about HDR
• The angle of view (i.e., the area visible in the frame) seen in the saved image is narrower
than that seen on the shooting screen.
• After taking a picture, do not turn the camera off before the screen switches to the
shooting screen.
• Use of a tripod is recommended (
Using a tripod (page 51)). When using a tripod to
[Vibration reduction]
stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu
[Off].
• During hand-held shooting, after pressing the shutter-release button all the way, hold the
camera steadily so that it does not shake until the still image is displayed.
• Under some shooting conditions, dark shadows may appear around bright subjects or
bright areas may appear around dark subjects.
• If there is only enough memory to save one image, an image processed by D-Lighting at
the time of shooting, in which dark areas of the image are corrected, is the only image
saved.
Easy panorama
Use this mode to shoot panorama images that can be played back on the camera.
The camera captures several images and composites them into a panorama image.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
Easy panorama
1
Select
[Normal (180°)] or
range and press the button.
2
Frame the first edge of the panorama scene, and then press the
shutter-release button halfway to focus.
[Wide (360°)] as the shooting
• The zoom position is fixed at wide-angle.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
3
cannot be moved.
Press the shutter-release button all the way, and then remove
your finger from the shutter-release button.
•
are displayed to indicate the direction of camera movement.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
4
Move the camera in one of the four directions until the guide
indicator (1) reaches the end.
• When the camera detects which direction it is moving in, shooting begins.
• Shooting ends when the camera captures the specified shooting range.
• Focus and exposure are locked until shooting ends.
Example of camera movement
• Using your body as the axis of rotation, move the camera slowly in an arc, in the
).
direction of the marking (
• Shooting stops if the guide does not reach the edge within about 15 seconds
(when
[Normal (180°)] is selected) or within about 30 seconds (when
[Wide (360°)] is selected) after shooting starts.
Notes about easy panorama shooting
• The range of the image seen in the saved image is narrower than that seen on the screen
at the time of shooting.
• If the camera is moved too quickly or shaken too much, or if the subject is too uniform
(e.g. walls or darkness), an error may occur.
• If shooting is stopped before the camera reaches the half-way point in the panorama
range, a panorama image is not saved.
• If more than half of the panorama range is captured but shooting ends before reaching
the edge of the range, the range not captured is recorded and displayed in gray.
Image size of easy panorama
There are four different image sizes (in pixels), as described below.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
• When
[Normal (180°)] is set
• When
[Wide (360°)] is set
Easy panorama playback
See “ Playback with easy panorama (page 140)” for information about easy panorama
playback.
Pet portrait
Use this mode when taking pictures of pets. When you point the camera at a dog or
cat, the camera detects the face of a dog or cat and focuses on it. By default, the
shutter is automatically released when the face of a dog or cat is detected (pet
portrait auto release).
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Option
Single
Pet portrait
Description
Whenever the face of a dog or cat is detected, the camera captures
one image.
Continuous Whenever the face of a dog or cat is detected, the camera captures
(default setting) three images continuously.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
1
2
Select
[Single] or
[Continuous].
Point the camera at a dog or cat, and wait for the shutter to
release automatically or press the shutter-release button.
[Pet portrait auto release]
The following settings can be set when you press the multi selector
•
(
).
[Pet portrait auto release]: The camera automatically releases the shutter when it
detects the face of a dog or cat.
- Pet portrait auto release is set to [
] after five bursts have been taken.
- You can also release the shutter by pressing the shutter-release button. When
[Continuous] is selected, images are captured continuously while the shutter-release
button is held all the way down.
• [
]: The camera releases the shutter when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way down.
- The camera focuses on the face of a dog, cat, or human when detected.
- When
[Continuous] is selected, images are captured continuously while the
shutter-release button is held all the way down.
Focus area
• When the camera detects a face, the face is displayed inside a yellow border. When the
camera acquires focus on a face displayed inside a double border (focus area), the double
border changes to green. If no faces are detected, the camera focuses on the area in the
center of the frame.
• Under some shooting conditions, the face of a dog, cat, or human may not be detected
and other subjects may be displayed inside a border.
Selective color
Keeps only a selected color and makes other colors black-and-white.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
Rotate the mode dial to
button
1
button
Use the command dial to select the desired color, and press the
button to apply the color.
• To change the color selection, press the
2
Selective color
button again.
Frame the subject and take a picture.
• The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. The position of the area
cannot be moved.
Multiple exp. Lighten
Light trails such as the flow of car lights or motion of stars are captured. The camera
automatically captures moving subjects at regular intervals, compares each image
and composites only their bright areas, and then saves them as one image.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Option
Multiple exp. Lighten
Description
Nightscape + light trails Use to capture the flow of car lights against a night
landscape background.
Star trails
Use to capture the motion of stars.
Fireworks
Use to capture fireworks.
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Shooting features
Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
1
Select [Nightscape + light trails],
[Fireworks].
[Star trails], or
• For [Nightscape + light trails]:
- You can rotate the command dial to set the desired interval between the shots.
The set interval becomes the shutter speed.
- Set the focus on the subject.
Focusing in [Nightscape + light trails] (page 96)
• For [Star trails]:
- Set the focus on the subject.
Focusing in [Star trails] (page 96)
• For [Fireworks]:
- You can rotate the command dial to set the desired interval between the shots.
The set interval becomes the shutter speed.
- You can rotate the multi selector to set the aperture.
- Set the focus on the subject.
Focusing in [Fireworks] (page 96)
2
Press the shutter-release button to start shooting.
• The screen may turn off during the shooting interval. The power-on lamp turns on
while the screen is off.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
3
After capturing the desired composite image, press the
button to end shooting.
• If you continue shooting, details in the composited areas may be lost.
• For [Nightscape + light trails]:
- When 50 shots are taken, the camera automatically stops shooting.
- For every 10 shots taken, one composite image with trails overlapped from the
start of shooting is automatically saved.
• For [Star trails]:
- Shots are taken at a shutter speed of 25 seconds, with an interval of approximately
5 seconds between the shots. When 300 shots are taken, the camera
automatically stops shooting.
- For every 30 shots taken, one composite image with trails overlapped from the
start of shooting is automatically saved.
• For [Fireworks]:
- When 30 shots are taken, the camera automatically stops shooting.
- For every shot taken, one composite image is automatically saved.
Notes about [Multiple exp. Lighten]
• Use a sufficiently charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.
• Do not rotate the mode dial or remove the memory card until shooting ends.
• Use of a tripod is recommended. When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during
[Vibration reduction]
shooting, select the setup menu
tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
• The auto off function is disabled during shooting.
• Exposure compensation cannot be used.
[Off]. See “
Using a
Focusing in [Nightscape + light trails]
• During autofocus, the camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame. You can set
the focus mode to
[Autofocus] (default setting) or
[Infinity].
• When shooting distant subjects, it is recommended that you select
[Infinity] or use
manual focus.
Focusing in [Star trails]
During autofocus, the setting is fixed to
To adjust the focus, switch to manual focus.
Using manual focus (page 113)
[Infinity] and the focus area is not displayed.
Focusing in [Fireworks]
• You can set the focus mode during autofocus to
[Infinity] (default setting) or
[Infinity]. The focus area is not displayed during
[Infinity]. During
[Infinity],
the camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
• To adjust the focus, switch to
[Infinity] or manual focus.
Available focus modes (page 107)
Using manual focus (page 113)
Time remaining
You can check the time remaining until shooting automatically ends on the screen.
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Scene mode (shooting suited to the shooting conditions)
Setting the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode,
and exposure compensation
When the shooting screen is displayed, you can press the multi selector
( )
( ) ( ) to set the functions described below.
( )
1 Flash mode
The flash mode can be set according to shooting conditions.
Flash mode (page 99)
2 Exposure compensation
You can adjust overall image brightness.
Exposure compensation (page 117)
3 Focus mode
When the focus-mode selector is set to
(autofocus), you can specify the focus
mode according to the distance to the subject.
Using autofocus (page 106)
4 Self-timer/Smile timer
The camera releases the shutter when the specified time elapses after you press the
shutter-release button. If
[Smile timer] is set, the camera automatically releases
the shutter whenever a smiling face is detected.
Self-timer (page 102)
Smile timer (page 104)
The functions that can be set vary depending on the shooting mode.
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Shooting features
Setting the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure compensation
Flash mode
You can change the flash settings to match the shooting conditions.
1
Press the
(flash pop-up) button to raise the built-in flash.
• When the built-in flash is lowered, flash operation is disabled and
is displayed on
the shooting screen.
• Make sure that the built-in flash is lowered when using a Speedlight.
2
Press the multi selector
3
Select the desired flash mode and press the
( ).
• For information about the types of flash modes, see “
100)”.
• If the setting is not applied by pressing the
canceled.
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Flash mode
button.
Available flash modes (page
button, the selection will be
The flash-ready indicator
While the built-in flash is charging, flashes. The camera cannot shoot images.
If charging is complete, is displayed steadily when you press the shutter-release button
halfway.
Available flash modes
Option
Auto
Description
The flash fires when necessary, such as in dim lighting.
• The flash mode indicator is only displayed immediately after
setting on the shooting screen.
Auto with redeye reduction/
Red-eye reduction
Reduce red-eye in portraits caused by the flash.
[Auto with red-eye reduction]/[Red-eye reduction] (page 101)
• When [Red-eye reduction] is selected, the flash fires
whenever a picture is taken.
Fill flash/Standard The flash fires whenever a picture is taken.
flash
sync
Slow sync
Suited to evening and night portraits that include background
scenery. Fill flash fires to illuminate the main subject; slow shutter
speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim
lighting.
Rear-curtain
Fill flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating the effect of
a stream of light following moving subjects.
Notes about shooting with the flash
When you use the flash at the wide-angle zoom position, the edge of the image may be
dark depending on the shooting distance.
This may be improved by adjusting the zoom slightly to a telephoto position.
The flash mode setting
The available flash modes differ depending on the shooting mode.
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Flash mode
1
Flash mode
,
1
,
1
1
1
Auto
–
–
–
–
Auto with redeye reduction
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Red-eye
reduction
–
2
Fill flash
Standard flash
–
–
–
Slow sync
–
–
Rear-curtain
sync
1
2
When shooting with
[Auto with red-eye reduction] in
(auto) mode, and
when shooting mode , , , or is used, the applied setting is saved in the
camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.
Availability depends on the setting.
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode) (page 119)
[Auto with red-eye reduction]/[Red-eye reduction]
The red-eye reduction lamp glows before the main flash to reduce the red-eye effect. Note
the following when shooting:
• Because the red-eye reduction lamp glows, more time than usual is required until the
shutter is released after you press the shutter-release button.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in some situations.
Using a Speedlight (external flash)
• The built-in flash does not fire when a Speedlight is attached. Make sure that the built-in
flash is lowered.
• Turn the camera off when attaching and detaching a Speedlight.
• The mode names and function names of Speedlights may differ from those of the built-in
flash.
• See “
Speedlights (external flash units) (page 259)” and refer to the documentation
provided with your Speedlight for more information.
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Flash mode
Self-timer
The camera releases the shutter when the set number of seconds elapses after you
press the shutter-release button.
1
Press the multi selector
2
Select the number of seconds until the shutter is released, and
press the button.
( ).
• [
3
10s] (10 seconds): Use on important occasions such as weddings, or to prevent
camera shake. This setting is recommended when shooting in a telephoto position
with the camera attached to a tripod.
• [ 3s] (3 seconds): Use to prevent camera shake.
• If the setting is not applied by pressing the
button, the selection will be
canceled.
Frame the picture and press the shutter-release button halfway.
• Confirm that the subject is in focus.
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Self-timer
4
Press the shutter-release button all the way down.
• The focus and exposure are locked, and countdown starts.
• The self-timer lamp flashes and then glows steadily about one second before the
shutter is released.
• When the shutter is released, the self-timer is set to [OFF].
When the shooting mode is Moon, the self-timer is not automatically set to [OFF].
To end self-timer, select [OFF] in step 2.
• To stop the countdown, press the shutter-release button again.
Notes about using a tripod during shooting
• When using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting, select the setup menu
[Vibration reduction]
[Off]. See “
Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
• The camera may move slightly when operated, even if it is attached to a tripod, which
may interfere with the autofocus. Wait a few seconds after operating the camera, and
then slowly press the shutter-release button.
• If it is difficult for the camera to focus using autofocus, try using manual focus.
Using manual focus (page 113)
• When using a remote control (available separately), you can release the shutter without
pressing the shutter-release button on the camera.
Remote control accessories (page 256)
The self-timer setting
• The setting may not be available with some shooting modes.
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode) (page 119)
[Self-timer: after release], you can select whether to cancel the
self-timer setting after shooting.
• In the setup menu
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Self-timer
Smile timer
When the camera detects a smiling face, you can take a picture automatically
without pressing the shutter-release button.
• This function can be used when the shooting mode is
(auto),
or when the scene mode is [Portrait] or [Night portrait].
1
Press the multi selector
,
,
,
, or
( ).
• Change any flash mode, exposure, or shooting menu settings before pressing
2
Select
[Smile timer], and press the
• If the setting is not applied by pressing the
canceled.
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Smile timer
,
button.
button, the selection will be
.
3
Frame the picture and wait for the subject to smile without
pressing the shutter-release button.
• Point the camera at a human face.
• If the camera detects that the face framed by the double border is smiling, the
shutter is automatically released.
4
• Whenever the camera detects a smiling face, it automatically releases the shutter.
• The shutter-release button can also be used for shooting.
End automatic shooting.
• To end automatic shooting with smile timer, return to step 1 and select [OFF].
Notes about [Smile timer]
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
(manual focus), [Smile timer] cannot be set.
• Under some shooting conditions, the camera may be unable to detect faces or smiles.
Notes about face detection (page 110)
When the self-timer lamp flashes
When using [Smile timer], the self-timer lamp flashes when the camera detects a face and
flashes quickly immediately after the shutter is released.
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Smile timer
Using autofocus
Set the focus-mode selector to
(autofocus) to use autofocus.
Selecting the focus mode
You can select the focus mode that is appropriate for the shooting distance.
1
Press the multi selector
2
Select the desired focus mode and press the
( ).
• For information about the types of focus modes, see “
(page 107)”.
• If the setting is not applied by pressing the
canceled.
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Using autofocus
button.
Available focus modes
button, the selection will be
Available focus modes
Option
Autofocus
Description
Use when the distance from the subject to the lens is 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) or
more, or 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.) or more at the maximum telephoto zoom
position.
• The focus mode icon on the shooting screen is displayed only
immediately after the setting is made.
Macro
close-up
Infinity
Set when taking close-up pictures.
When the zoom ratio is set to a position where and the zoom
indicator are displayed in green, the camera can focus on subjects as
close as approximately 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. When the zoom is at a
is displayed, the camera can
position more wide-angled than where
focus on subjects as close as approximately 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
Use when shooting distant scenes through window glass or when
shooting landscapes.
The camera automatically adjusts the focus near infinity.
• The camera may not be able to focus on nearby objects.
Infinity
Available when the scene mode is set to [Multiple exp. Lighten]
[Fireworks]. Focus is locked to infinity.
• Locked to
[Infinity] for some scene modes.
The focus mode setting
• The setting may not be available with some shooting modes.
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode) (page 119)
, , , and , the setting is saved in the camera’s memory even
after the camera is turned off.
• For shooting modes
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Using autofocus
The shutter-release button
Operation
Press
halfway
Description
To press the shutter-release button “halfway” means to press and hold the
button at the point where you feel a slight resistance.
• Focus and exposure (shutter speed and f-number) are set when you
press the shutter-release button halfway. Focus and exposure remain
locked while the button is pressed halfway.
• The focus area varies depending on the shooting mode.
Press all the
way
To press the shutter-release button “all the way” means to press the
button down completely.
• The shutter is released when the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way.
• Do not use force when pressing the shutter-release button, as this may
result in camera shake and blurred images. Press the button gently.
Using target finding AF
In
(auto) mode or creative mode, or when [AF area mode] in , , , , or
mode is set to [Target finding AF], the camera focuses in the manner described
below when you press the shutter-release button halfway.
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Using autofocus
• The camera detects the main subject and focuses on it. When the subject is in
focus, the focus area is displayed in green. If a human face is detected, the camera
automatically sets focus priority on it.
• If no main subject is detected, the camera automatically selects one or more of the
nine focus areas containing the subject closest to the camera. When the subject is
in focus, the focus areas that are in focus are displayed in green.
Notes about target finding AF
• Depending on shooting conditions, the subject that the camera determines to be the
main subject may vary.
• The main subject may not be detected when using certain settings for [White balance],
[Picture Control], or effect group in creative mode.
• The camera may not detect the main subject appropriately in the following situations:
-
When the subject is very dark or bright
When the main subject lacks clearly defined colors
When the shot is framed so that the main subject is on the edge of the screen
When the main subject is composed of a repeating pattern
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Using autofocus
Using face detection
In the following settings, the camera uses face detection to automatically focus on
human faces.
• [Portrait] or [Night portrait] scene mode
•
[Smile timer]
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Face priority]
If the camera detects more than one face, a double border (1) is displayed around
the face that the camera focuses on, and single borders are displayed around the
other faces.
If the shutter-release button is pressed halfway when no faces are detected:
• In [Portrait] and [Night portrait], the camera focuses on the area in the center of
the frame.
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Face priority], the camera selects the focus area
containing the subject closest to the camera.
• When [Smile timer] is selected in
(auto), , , , ,or mode, the
camera automatically selects one or more of the nine focus areas containing the
subject closest to the camera.
Notes about face detection
• The camera’s ability to detect faces depends on a variety of factors, including the
direction in which the faces are looking.
• The camera cannot detect faces in the following situations:
- When faces are partially hidden by sunglasses or otherwise obstructed
- When faces take up too much or too little of the frame
Using skin softening
In [Portrait] or [Night portrait] scene mode, if human faces are detected, the
camera processes the image to soften facial skin tones before saving the image (up
to three faces).
[Skin softening (page 213)] can also be applied to saved images in playback mode.
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Using autofocus
Notes about skin softening
• It may take more time than usual to save images after shooting.
• Under some shooting conditions, the desired results may not be achieved, and effects
may be applied to areas of the image where there are no faces.
Subjects not suitable for autofocus
The camera may not focus as expected in the following situations. In rare cases, the
subject may not be in focus despite the fact that the focus area or the focus indicator
is displayed in green:
• Subject is very dark
• Objects of sharply differing brightness are included in the shooting conditions (e.g.
the sun behind the subject makes that subject appear very dark)
• No contrast between the subject and surroundings (e.g. a portrait subject wearing
a white shirt is standing in front of a white wall)
• Point sources of light such as illuminations and night views, or subjects in which
brightness changes such as neon lights
• Several objects are at different distances from the camera (e.g. the subject is inside
a cage)
• Subjects with repeating patterns (window blinds, buildings with multiple rows of
similarly shaped windows, etc.)
• Subject is moving rapidly
In the situations noted above, try pressing the shutter-release button halfway to
refocus several times, or focus on another subject positioned at the same distance
from the camera as the actual desired subject, and use focus lock.
Focus lock (page 111)
The camera can also focus using manual focus.
Using manual focus (page 113)
Focus lock
Use focus lock to capture creative compositions even when the focus area is set to
the center of the frame.
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Using autofocus
1
2
Position the subject in the center of the frame and press the
shutter-release button halfway.
• The camera focuses on the subject and the focus area is displayed in green.
• Exposure is also locked.
Without lifting your finger, recompose the picture.
• Make sure to maintain the same distance between the camera and the subject.
3
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take the
picture.
Moving the focus area to the desired position
In , , , or shooting mode, the focus area can be moved using the multi selector by
[AF area mode (page 191)] to one of the manual options.
setting the shooting menu
Using the
(AE-L/AF-L) button for focus lock
You can also use the
(AE-L/AF-L) button to lock the exposure or focus instead of
pressing and holding the shutter-release button halfway.
AE/AF lock button (page 237)
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Shooting features
Using autofocus
Using manual focus
Set the focus-mode selector to
(manual focus) to adjust the focus manually.
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Shooting features
Using manual focus
1
Use the side dial to adjust the focus.
• If the screen above is not displayed, press the multi selector
•
•
•
•
or rotate the side
dial (1).
Press to switch the view between 1×, 2×, and 4×.
To adjust the focus in higher detail, rotate the side dial slowly.
When is pressed, the camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame
with autofocus. The manual focus can be operated after the camera focuses with
autofocus.
Focusing is assisted by highlighting areas that are in focus in white (peaking) (
Peaking (page 115)). Rotate the command dial to adjust the peaking level (2).
• Press the shutter-release button halfway to confirm the composition of the picture.
Press the shutter-release button all the way to take the picture.
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Using manual focus
2
Press the multi selector
.
• The set focus is locked.
• Press the shutter-release button all the way to take the picture.
to display the screen in step 1.
• To readjust the focus, press
Manual focus
• The digits displayed for the gauge on the right of the screen in step 1 serve as a guideline
for the distance to a subject that is in focus when the gauge is near the center.
• The closest distance at which the camera can focus varies depending on the zoom
position. At the maximum telephoto zoom position, the camera can focus on subjects as
close as approximately 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.) from the lens. When the zoom ratio is set to a
position where at the bottom right of the screen is green, the camera can focus on
subjects as close as approximately 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens. When the zoom is at a
position where the focal length (in 35mm [135] format) is equivalent to 30 mm, the
camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 1 cm (0.4 in.) from the lens.
• The actual range at which the subject can be in focus varies depending on the f‑number
and zoom position. To see whether the subject is in focus, check the image after
shooting.
Peaking
• The range of the contrast level considered to be in focus can be changed by adjusting
the peaking level. It is effective to set the level low for high contrast subjects, and high for
low contrast subjects.
• Peaking highlights high contrast areas of the image in white. Under some shooting
conditions, highlighting may not work properly or areas that are not in focus may be
highlighted.
• You can disable the peaking display using the setup menu [Peaking].
• If the setup menu [HDMI] [Clean HDMI output] [On] is selected, the peaking
display is disabled when the camera is connected to an HDMI-compatible device.
Manual focus during movie recording
• If you set the focus-mode selector to
and press the
(
you can focus while recording movies by using the side dial.
• The peaking display is disabled.
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Using manual focus
movie-record) button,
•
operation on the multi selector and the focus-mode selector operation are
disabled.
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Using manual focus
Exposure compensation
You can adjust overall image brightness.
1
Press the multi selector
2
Select a compensation value and press the
(
).
button.
• To brighten the image, set a positive (+) value.
• To darken the image, set a negative (–) value.
• The compensation value is applied, even without pressing the
button.
The exposure compensation setting
• If the setting is applied in ,
, or mode, it will remain saved in the camera’s memory
even after the camera is turned off.
• Exposure compensation cannot be used in the following shooting modes:
- When scene mode is set to [Fireworks show], [Multiple exp. Lighten], or [Night sky
(150 minutes)] or [Star trails (150 minutes)] in [Time-lapse movie]
(manual) mode
- [Manual] in
(Movie manual) mode
• When the exposure compensation is set while using the built-in flash, the compensation
is applied to both the background exposure and the flash output.
• You can also set the exposure compensation by using the side dial.
Assign side dial (page 236)
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Exposure compensation
Using the histogram
A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image. Use as a guide when
using exposure compensation and shooting without the flash.
• The horizontal axis corresponds to pixel brightness, with dark tones to the left and bright
tones to the right. The vertical axis shows the number of pixels.
• Increasing the exposure compensation value shifts the tone distribution to the right, and
decreasing it shifts the tone distribution to the left.
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Exposure compensation
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus
mode)
The default settings for each shooting mode are listed below.
Flash mode
Self-timer
Focus mode
(auto)
OFF1
(portrait)
OFF1
2
(landscape)
2
OFF
2
(sports)
2
OFF2
2
OFF1
2
OFF
2
OFF
5
3
(night portrait)
4
(party/indoor)
(beach)
OFF
5
(sunset)
2
OFF
2
(dusk/dawn)
2
OFF
2
(night landscape)
2
OFF
2
OFF
2
2
OFF
2
2
OFF2
(snow)
6
(close-up)
(food)
(fireworks show)
(backlighting)
/
7
2
OFF
2
OFF2
2
(easy panorama)
2
(pet portrait)
2
8
(multiple exp. lighten)
2
OFF
/
(time-lapse movie)
2
OFF
/
5
OFF
(selective color)
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Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode)
9
/
10
Flash mode
(moon)
(bird-watching)
(movie manual)
2
3s
2
OFF
2
OFF
OFF
(creative)
,
,
Self-timer
Focus mode
2
11
5
OFF1
, and
OFF1
(user settings)
1
2
3
[Smile timer] can also be selected.
Cannot be changed.
Cannot be changed. When set to [Hand-held], the flash mode setting is fixed at fill
flash with slow sync and red-eye reduction. When set to [Tripod], the flash mode
setting is fixed at auto with slow sync and red-eye reduction.
4 May switch to slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode.
5
[Autofocus] or
[Macro close-up] can be selected.
6 The flash mode is fixed at
(off) when using [Noise reduction burst].
7 When [HDR] is set to [Off], the flash mode is fixed at [Fill flash]. When [HDR] is set
(off).
to [On], the flash mode is fixed at
8
[Pet portrait auto release] can be used. [ 10s] or [ 3s] cannot be used.
9 When using [Nightscape + light trails],
[Autofocus] or
[Infinity] can be
selected. When using [Star trails], the focus mode is fixed at
[Infinity]. When
using [Fireworks],
[Infinity] or
[Infinity] can be selected.
10 The focus is fixed at
[Autofocus] when using [Cityscape (10 minutes)], at
[Infinity] when using [Landscape (25 minutes)] or [Sunset (50 minutes)], or at
[Infinity] when using [Night sky (150 minutes)] or [Star trails (150
minutes)].
11 Can be selected from
[Autofocus] or
[Infinity].
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Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode)
Using the
(function) button
If you press the
button in
pre-saved menu options.
1
Press the
displayed.
,
,
,
, or
mode, you can quickly configure the
(function) button when the shooting screen is
• The setting options of the menu that was set (default setting is [Continuous]) and
[Fn button] can be selected.
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Using the
(function) button
2
Use the multi selector to select a setting and press the
button.
• If the setting is not applied by pressing the
button, the selection will be
canceled.
• To return to the shooting screen without changing the setting, press the
button
or shutter-release button.
• To set a different menu option, select [Fn button] and press the
button.
button to set it.
Select the desired menu option and press the
- The menu options listed below can be saved.
Image quality (page 174)
Image size (page 175)
Picture Control (page 177)
White balance (page 181)
Metering (page 184)
Continuous (page 185)
ISO sensitivity (page 189)
AF area mode (page 191)
Autofocus mode (page 196)
Vibration reduction (page 234)
Digital zoom (page 235)
Toggle Av/Tv selection (page 244)
Peaking (page 245)
Virtual horizon (page 231)
Assign side zoom control (page 236)
AE/AF lock button (page 237)
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Using the
(function) button
Assigning menu options to the
buttons of the MLL7 Remote Control (available separately)
You can also set the
1 or
2 button of the ML-L7 Remote Control (available
separately) in the same way as the
button on COOLPIX P950.
1
Establish a Bluetooth connection between the camera and
remote control.
2
3
Rotate the mode dial to , ,
Pairing the camera and remote control (page 264)
,
, or .
Press the 1 (function 1) or 2 (function 2) button on the MLL7 Remote Control when the shooting screen is displayed.
• The same menu options when the
button on the camera is pressed are
displayed.
4
Press the multi selector
on the ML-L7 Remote Control,
select [Fn button], and press the (apply selection) button.
5
Select a menu option to save and press the
ML-L7 Remote Control.
• The selected menu option is saved to the
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Using the
(function) button
1 or
button on the
2 button.
Using the zoom
Using the zoom control
When you move the zoom control, the zoom lens position changes.
• To zoom in (telephoto position): Move toward
• To zoom out (wide-angle position): Move toward
• Rotating the zoom control all the way in either direction adjusts the zoom quickly.
• The zoom indicator and focal length (in 35mm [135] format) are displayed on the
shooting screen when the zoom control is moved.
• Digital zoom (2), which allows you to further magnify the subject up to
approximately 4× the maximum optical zoom ratio, can be activated by moving
and holding the zoom control toward when the camera is zoomed in to the
maximum optical zoom position (1).
Notes about digital zoom when recording movies
• The zoom indicator is not displayed while recording a movie.
• If you keep zooming while recording a movie, zooming stops at the position where
optical zoom switches to digital zoom. To continue zooming, briefly release your finger
from the zoom control before resuming operation of the zoom control.
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Using the zoom
• The zoom ratio of the digital zoom is limited to approximately 3.6× when [Movie
options] is set to [2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD) while recording a
movie.
Digital zoom and Dynamic Fine Zoom
The zoom indicator changes to blue when the digital zoom is activated, and it changes to
yellow when the zoom magnification is increased further.
• Zoom indicator is blue: Image quality is not noticeably reduced by using the Dynamic
Fine Zoom.
• Zoom indicator is yellow: There may be cases in which image quality is noticeably
reduced.
• The indicator remains blue across a wider area when the image size is smaller.
• The zoom indicator may not change to blue when using certain continuous shooting
settings or other settings.
Using the side zoom control
The zoom can also be operated by moving the side zoom control toward
instead of the zoom control.
or
Zoom speed
• Rotating the zoom control all the way in either direction adjusts the zoom faster than the
side zoom control.
• The zoom speed of the side zoom control while recording movies or in Movie manual
mode can be set in the setup menu
[Assign side zoom control].
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Using the zoom
Using the snap-back zoom (temporarily widening the
visible range)
If you lose sight of the subject while shooting with the lens in telephoto position,
press the
(snap-back zoom) button to temporarily widen the visible area so that
you can frame the subject more easily.
• While pressing the
button, frame the subject inside the framing border (1) of
the shooting screen. To widen the visible area further, move the zoom control
while pressing the
button.
toward
• Release the
button to return to the original zoom position.
• You can select the setup menu [Snap-back zoom] to specify the size of the
area that is visible when the
button is pressed.
• Snap-back zoom is not available in the following situations.
- While pressing the shutter-release button halfway
- During movie recording
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Using the zoom
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously
when shooting
Some functions cannot be used with other menu settings.
Restricted
function
Flash mode
Description
• When the focus mode is set to [Infinity], the flash cannot be used.
• When [Continuous] is set to a setting other than [Single] and [Intvl
timer shooting], the flash cannot be used.
• When [Exposure bracketing] is set to a setting other than [Off], the
flash cannot be used.
Self-timer/
Smile timer
• When the focus mode is set to a setting other than
Focus mode
When [Smile timer] is set, the focus mode is fixed at
Image
quality
• When [Continuous] is set to [Pre-shooting cache], [Image quality]
[Autofocus],
[Smile timer] is set to [OFF].
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Subject tracking], the self-timer/
smile timer cannot be used.
[Autofocus].
is fixed at [Normal].
• When [Continuous] is set to [Continuous H: 120 fps] or
[Continuous H: 60 fps], [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW + Normal] in
[Image quality] cannot be selected.
• When [Multiple exposure] [Multiple exposure mode] [On]
is set, [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW + Normal] in [Image quality]
cannot be selected.
Image size
• [Image size] is fixed at
[4608×3456] when [Image quality] is set
to [RAW].
• When [Image quality] is set to [RAW + Fine] or [RAW + Normal],
the [Image size] of JPEG images can be set. However,
[4608×2592],
[4608×3072], or
[3456×3456] cannot be
selected.
• [Image size] is set as follows depending on the [Continuous] setting:
- [Pre-shooting cache]: (image size: 1280 × 960 pixels)
- [Continuous H: 120 fps]: (image size: 640 × 480 pixels)
- [Continuous H: 60 fps]: (image size: 1920 × 1080 pixels)
Picture
Control
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Subject tracking], [Monochrome]
in [Picture Control] cannot be selected.
• When [Active D-Lighting] is set to a setting other than [Off],
[Contrast] in [Picture Control] cannot be adjusted manually.
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Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting
Restricted
function
Description
White
balance
When [Picture Control] is set to [Monochrome], [White balance] is
fixed at [Auto (normal)].
Metering
When [Active D-Lighting] is set to a setting other than [Off],
[Metering] is reset to [Matrix].
Continuous
• [Exposure bracketing] and [Multiple exposure] cannot be used at
the same time with [Continuous].
10s] (10 seconds) or [ 3s] (3 seconds)
and the shutter-release button is released after the self-timer
countdown has started, images are not captured continuously even
when [Continuous H] or [Continuous L] is set.
If the self-timer is set to [ 10s] (10 seconds) or [ 3s] (3 seconds),
images are not captured continuously even when [Pre-shooting
cache] is set.
If the self-timer is set to [ 10s] (10 seconds) or [ 3s] (3 seconds),
shooting finishes after one image is shot even when [Intvl timer
shooting] is set.
Only one image is shot when shooting with the automatic shutter in
[Smile timer]. Interval shooting finishes after one image is shot.
When [Image quality] is set to [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW +
Normal], [Pre-shooting cache], [Continuous H: 120 fps], or
[Continuous H: 60 fps] cannot be used.
• If the self-timer is set to [
•
•
•
•
Exposure
bracketing
• The following cannot be used at the same time with [Exposure
bracketing].
-
[Continuous]
[Multiple exposure]
Self-timer
[Smile timer]
• When [Picture Control] is set to [Monochrome], [Exposure
bracketing] cannot be used.
ISO
sensitivity
• When [Continuous] is set to [Pre-shooting cache], [Continuous H:
120 fps], or [Continuous H: 60 fps], [ISO sensitivity] is fixed at
[100-1600].
• When the shooting mode is Movie manual and [Movie options] is
set to an HS movie, [ISO sensitivity] is fixed at [100-1600].
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Restricted
function
Description
AF area
mode
• When [AF area mode] is set to a setting other than [Subject
Autofocus
mode
• When [Smile timer] is set, [Autofocus mode] operates using [Single
[Infinity], the camera
tracking] and the focus mode is set to
focuses near infinity regardless of the applied [AF area mode] option.
• When [Picture Control] is set to [Monochrome], [Subject tracking]
cannot be set.
• When [Target finding AF] is set and [White balance] is set to a
setting other than [Auto (normal)], the camera focuses on a face or
selects one or more of the nine focus areas containing the subject
closest to the camera.
AF].
• When the focus mode is
using [Single AF].
Multiple
exposure
[Infinity], the autofocus mode operates
• When [Image quality] is set to [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW +
Normal], [Multiple exposure] cannot be used.
• [Continuous] and [Exposure bracketing] cannot be used at the
same time with [Multiple exposure].
Monitor
settings
• When the focus area is selected with [AF area mode] set to [Manual
Date stamp
• When [Image quality] is set to [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW +
(spot)], [Manual (normal)], or [Manual (wide)], the histogram is not
displayed.
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Subject tracking] and after the
subject has been registered (during subject tracking), the histogram is
not displayed.
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Target finding AF], the histogram is
not displayed.
Normal], date and time cannot be stamped on images.
• When [Continuous] is set to [Pre-shooting cache], [Continuous H:
120 fps], or [Continuous H: 60 fps], date and time cannot be
stamped on images.
Digital zoom
• When [Smile timer] is selected, digital zoom cannot be used.
• When [Image quality] is set to [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW +
Normal], digital zoom cannot be used.
• When [AF area mode] is set to [Subject tracking], digital zoom
cannot be used.
• When [Zoom memory] is set to [On], digital zoom cannot be used.
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Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting
Restricted
function
Shutter
sound
Description
• When [Continuous] is set to [Pre-shooting cache], [Continuous H:
120 fps], or [Continuous H: 60 fps], shutter sound is disabled.
• When [Exposure bracketing] is set to a setting other than [Off],
shutter sound is disabled.
Notes about digital zoom
• Depending on the shooting mode or the current settings, digital zoom may not be
available.
Digital zoom (page 235)
• When digital zoom is in effect, selectable options for AF area mode or metering mode are
restricted.
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Playback features
Playback zoom ...................................................................................................................132
Crop ....................................................................................................................................... 134
Thumbnail playback/calendar display ...................................................................... 136
Viewing and deleting images in a sequence .......................................................... 138
Playback with easy panorama ......................................................................................140
Editing images (still images) .........................................................................................142
Printing still images ..........................................................................................................143
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Playback features
Playback zoom
Move the zoom control toward
on an image (2).
( ) in full-frame playback mode (1) to zoom in
Operations during playback zoom
Function
Operation
Adjust the
magnification rate
Move the zoom control (
(
)/ ( )). The zoom can also be
adjusted by rotating the command dial.
Move the display
position
.
Press the multi selector
The display position of the zoomed image is displayed as the
yellow area at the bottom right of the screen.
• If you are viewing an image that was captured using face
detection or pet detection, the camera zooms in on the face
detected at the time of shooting (except images captured
using [Continuous] or [Exposure bracketing]). To zoom in
on an area of the image where there are no faces, adjust the
.
magnification rate and then press
Crop the image
Press the
button.
Crop (page 134)
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Playback zoom
Function
Return to full-frame
playback mode
Operation
Press the
button.
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Playback zoom
Crop
Trim images down only to the parts you need.
• See “ Before editing images (page 142)” for information about restrictions on
editing.
1
Move the zoom control toward ( ) in full-frame playback
mode to zoom in on the image.
2
Adjust the magnification rate and display position to display
only the part to trim down.
• To change the magnification rate, move the zoom control toward
(
). Set a magnification rate at which
is displayed.
• To view a different area of the image, press the multi selector
3
Press the
button.
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Crop
( ) or
.
4
5
Check the image and press the
button.
• To change the portion you want to keep, return to step 2 by pressing
button.
• To exit without saving the cropped image, press the
.
When the confirmation dialog is displayed, select [Yes] and
press the button.
• An edited copy is created.
Notes about cropping
Images captured using easy panorama cannot be edited.
Image size
• The aspect ratio (horizontal to vertical) of the cropped copy is the same as the original.
• When the image size of the cropped copy is 320 × 240 or smaller, the image is displayed
at a smaller size during playback.
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Crop
Thumbnail playback/calendar display
In full-frame playback mode (1), move the zoom control toward
( ) to switch
to thumbnail playback mode (2) and display multiple images on the screen, or to
switch to calendar display (3) and display images by date.
Operations during thumbnail playback/calendar display
Function
Change the number of
thumbnails displayed
Operation
Move the zoom control (
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Thumbnail playback/calendar display
(
)/
( )).
Function
Operation
Select an image in thumbnail
playback mode and display it in
full-frame playback mode
Use the multi selector
select an image, and press the
Display images captured on a
date selected in calendar display
Use
or rotate the multi selector to
select a date, and press the
button.
or rotate it to
button.
Notes about calendar display
Images captured when the camera’s date is not set are treated as images captured on
January 1, 2020.
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Thumbnail playback/calendar display
Viewing and deleting images in a sequence
Viewing images in a sequence
Images captured continuously are saved as a sequence.
The first image of a sequence is used as the key picture to represent the sequence
when displayed in full-frame playback mode or thumbnail playback mode (default
button.
setting). To display images in a sequence, press the
Operations in full-frame playback mode
Function
Operation
Zoom in on the image
Move the zoom control toward
Playback zoom (page 132)
Change the displayed image
Rotate the multi selector or press
Display images that are not included in Press
the sequence
( ).
Notes about sequence display options
• Images captured with cameras other than this camera cannot be displayed as a
sequence.
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Viewing and deleting images in a sequence
.
to return to the key picture display.
• If the number of sequences saved on the memory card in the camera exceeds 1,000, the
images captured thereafter cannot be displayed as sequences. Delete sequences or
insert a new memory card. However, even if you delete sequences, images that were not
included in a sequence when they were captured cannot be displayed as a sequence.
Displaying images in a sequence
[Sequence display]
[Individual pictures].
• When the playback menu [Sequence display] is set to [Key picture only], images in
a sequence cannot be displayed as thumbnails.
• To disable sequence display, select the playback menu
Playback menu options available when using sequence
• When images in a sequence are displayed in full-frame playback mode, press the
button to select functions in playback menu.
The playback menu (page 170)
• If the playback menu [Sequence display] is set to [Key picture only] and you start
[Slide show] while images in a sequence are displayed, the images in that group will be
played back in order. If you start [Slide show] while images other than those in a
sequence are displayed, only key pictures of sequences will be displayed.
button when a key picture is displayed, the following settings can
• If you press the
be applied to all images in the sequence:
- Mark for upload, Protect
Deleting images in a sequence
When the (delete) button is pressed for images in a sequence, the images that are
deleted vary depending on how the sequences are displayed.
• When the key picture is displayed:
- [Current image]: All images in the displayed sequence are deleted.
- [Erase selected images]: When a key picture is selected on the erase selected
images screen (step 3 in Deleting images (page 57)), all images in that
sequence are deleted.
- [All images]: All images on the memory card are deleted.
• When images in a sequence are displayed:
- [Current image]: The image currently displayed is deleted.
- [Erase selected images]: Images that are selected in the sequence are deleted.
- [Entire sequence]: All images in the displayed sequence are deleted.
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Viewing and deleting images in a sequence
Playback with easy panorama
Switch to playback mode ( Playing back images (page 55)), display an image
captured using easy panorama in full-frame playback mode, and then press the
button to scroll the image in the direction that was used when shooting.
• Rotate the multi selector to fast-forward or rewind scroll playback.
Playback controls are displayed on the screen during playback.
Use the multi selector
to select a control, and then press the
perform the operations described below.
Icon
button to
Description
End playback and return to full-frame playback mode.
Hold down the
button to rewind scroll playback. This operation can also be
performed by rotating the multi selector.
Pause playback. The operations listed below can be performed while paused.
•
: Scroll one step to the left. Hold down the
button to scroll continuously.
This operation can also be performed by rotating the multi selector.
•
: Resume automatic scrolling.
•
: Scroll one step to the right. Hold down the
button to scroll continuously.
This operation can also be performed by rotating the multi selector.
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Icon
Description
Hold down the
button to fast-forward scroll playback. This operation can also
be performed by rotating the multi selector.
Notes about easy panorama images
• The images cannot be edited on this camera.
• This camera may not be able to scroll the playback of, or zoom in on, easy panorama
images captured with another make or model of digital camera.
Notes about printing panorama images
The entire image may not be able to be printed depending on the printer’s settings.
Additionally, printing may not be possible depending on the printer.
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Playback with easy panorama
Editing images (still images)
You can use the following image editing functions with this camera.
Quick retouch (page 212)
D-Lighting (page 213)
Skin softening (page 213)
Filter effects (page 214)
Small picture (page 220)
Crop (page 134)
Before editing images
Images created by editing are saved as files separate from the original images.
File names (page 291)
Images created by editing are saved with the same shooting date and time as the
original images.
Restrictions on image editing
• RAW images and images captured using easy panorama cannot be edited.
• A JPEG image can be edited up to 10 times. A still image created by editing a movie can
be edited up to 9 times.
• You may not be able to edit images of a certain size or with certain editing functions.
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Editing images (still images)
Printing still images
You can use one of the following methods to print still images.
• Request at a print service store.
• Insert the memory card into a printer with a memory card slot and print.
• Print from a printer that is connected to a computer.*
Transferring images to a computer (page 250)
* You can print using the software ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D. To use the software, see the
corresponding help.
Printing RAW images
To print RAW images, download them to a computer and use software ViewNX-i or Capture
NX-D to perform RAW processing. To use the software, see the corresponding help.
Notes about printing images at 1:1 aspect ratio
Change the printer setting to “Border” when printing images at a 1:1 aspect ratio.
Some printers may not be able to print images at a 1:1 aspect ratio.
Image size (page 175)
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Printing still images
Movies
Basic operations of movie recording and movie playback ................................145
Capturing still images while recording movies ..................................................... 149
Movie manual .................................................................................................................... 150
Time-lapse movie ............................................................................................................. 153
Operations during movie playback ............................................................................156
Editing movies ................................................................................................................... 158
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playback
1
Display the shooting screen.
• Check the remaining amount of movie recording time (1) on the screen.
Maximum movie recording time (page 147)
• It is recommended that you display the movie frame (2) that indicates the area
that will be recorded in a movie.
Movie frame (page 146)
2
Press the
(
movie-record) button.
• The camera starts recording a movie. The camera focuses in the center of the frame.
• Press the
3
button to pause recording, and press the
button again to resume
recording (except when an HS movie option is selected in [Movie options]).
Recording automatically ends if it remains paused for about five minutes.
Press the
(
) button to end recording.
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4
Select a movie in full-frame playback mode and press the
button to play it back.
• An image with a movie options icon is a movie.
Operations during movie playback (page 156)
Movie frame
• Press the
button to display the movie frame. Check the range of a movie in a
frame before movie recording.
• The area that is recorded in a movie varies depending on the settings of [Movie
options], [Electronic VR], etc. in the movie menu.
Focusing
• The focus can be adjusted during movie recording in the following manner in
accordance with the movie menu [Autofocus mode] setting.
-
[Single AF] (default setting): The focus is locked when movie recording
starts. To perform the autofocus function during movie recording, press the multi
selector .
[Full-time AF]: The focus is adjusted repeatedly even during movie
recording. The button that locks the focus depends on the setting in the setup
menu [AE/AF lock button]. When [AE/AF lock] or [AF lock only] is selected,
(AE-L/AF-L) button during movie recording to lock the focus. To
press the
unlock, press the
button again. When [AE lock only] or [AE lock (Hold)] is
selected, press the multi selector during movie recording to lock the focus. To
unlock, press again.
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
(manual focus), you can adjust the
focus manually while recording movies by rotating the side dial.
Exposure
The button that locks the exposure depends on the setting in the setup menu
[AE/AF lock button]. When [AE/AF lock], [AE lock only], or [AE lock (Hold)] is
selected, press the
button during movie recording to lock the exposure. To
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unlock, press the
button again. When [AF lock only] is selected, press the multi
selector during movie recording to lock the exposure. To unlock, press again.
Maximum movie recording time
The remaining recording time for a single movie is displayed on the shooting screen.
• Individual movie files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length, even when there is
sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. The maximum size
of a single movie file is 4 GB. If a file exceeds 4 GB even when you record for less
than 29 minutes, it is split into multiple files and cannot be played back
continuously.
Max. recording time per file (page 204)
• Recording may end before the maximum recording time is reached if the camera
temperature becomes elevated.
• The actual remaining recording time may vary depending on the movie content,
subject movement, or type of memory card.
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 (Video Speed Class V6) or faster
are recommended for recording movies. When [Movie options] is set to
[2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD), memory cards with a UHS Speed
Class rating of 3 (Video Speed Class V30) or faster are recommended. When using a
memory card with a lower Speed Class rating, movie recording may stop
unexpectedly.
Notes about camera temperature
• The camera may become hot when recording movies for an extended period of time or
when the camera is used in a hot area.
• If the inside of the camera becomes extremely hot when recording movies, the camera
will automatically stop recording. The amount of time remaining until the camera stops
recording ( 10s) is displayed.
After the camera stops recording, it turns itself off.
Leave the camera off until the inside of the camera has cooled.
Notes about movie recording
Notes about saving images or movies
The indicator showing the number of exposures remaining or the indicator showing the
remaining recording time flashes, or [Please wait for the camera to finish recording.] is
displayed while images or movies are being saved. Do not open the battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover or remove the battery or memory card while an indicator
is flashing. Doing this could result in loss of data, or in damage to the camera or the
memory card.
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Notes about recorded movies
• The sounds of zoom control operation, side dial operation, zoom, autofocus lens drive
movement, vibration reduction, and aperture operation when brightness changes may
be recorded.
• The following phenomena may be seen on the screen while recording movies. These
phenomena are saved in the recorded movies.
- Banding may occur in images under fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor
lighting.
- Subjects that move quickly from one side of the frame to the other, such as a moving
train or car, may appear skewed.
- The entire movie image may be skewed when the camera is panned.
- Lighting or other bright areas may leave residual images when the camera is moved.
• Depending on the distance to the subject or the amount of zoom applied, colored
stripes may appear on subjects with repeating patterns (fabrics, lattice windows, etc.)
during movie recording and playback. This occurs when the pattern in the subject and
the layout of the image sensor interfere with each other; it is not a malfunction.
Notes about autofocus for movie recording
For “ Subjects not suitable for autofocus (page 111)”, autofocus may not perform as
expected. Should this occur, focus using manual focus ( Using manual focus (page 113))
or try the following:
1
2
[Autofocus mode]
[Single AF] (default setting) before
Select the movie menu
starting movie recording.
Frame another subject (positioned at the same distance from the camera as the
( ) button to start
intended subject) in the center of the frame, press the
recording, and modify the composition.
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Capturing still images while recording movies
If the shutter-release button is pressed all the way while recording a movie, one
frame is saved as a still image (JPEG image) (except Movie manual mode). Movie
recording continues while the still image is being saved.
• A still image can be captured when
is displayed on the screen. When
displayed, a still image cannot be captured.
is
• The size of the captured still image is the same as the movie image size.
Movie options (page 204)
Notes about capturing still images during movie recording
• Still images cannot be saved during movie recording in the following situations:
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
In Movie manual mode
When movie recording is paused
When the remaining movie recording time is less than five seconds
When [Movie options] is set to an HS movie option
[Image quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW + Fine], a still
When the shooting menu
image is captured as [Fine]. When [Image quality] is set to [RAW + Normal], it is
captured as [Normal].
Up to 20 still images can be saved while recording a single movie when [Movie options]
is set to [2160/30p] or [2160/25p]. Still images are captured as [Fine].
It may take some time to save the images after shooting.
The frames of a movie that were recorded when a still image was being captured may
not play back smoothly.
The sounds of operating the shutter-release button when saving a still image may be
heard in the recorded movie.
If the camera moves when the shutter-release button is pressed, the image may be
blurred.
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Movie manual
In Movie manual mode, you can use the aperture-priority auto or manual setting to
set the exposure (shutter speed and f-number) when recording movies.
Option
Description
Aperture-priority
auto
(default setting)
When the f-number is set, the camera automatically determines the
shutter speed. You can change the f-number to bring the subject,
foreground and background into focus, or blur the subject’s
background intentionally.
Manual
Set both the shutter speed and f‑number.
1
Press the
button.
button, select [Exposure mode], and press the
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2
Select [Aperture-priority auto] or [Manual], and press the
button.
• Set the following options according to your shooting conditions and requirements.
3
4
-
[Picture Control]
[Custom Picture Control]
[White balance]
[ISO sensitivity]
[Movie options]
[Autofocus mode]
[Electronic VR]
[Wind noise reduction]
[Zoom microphone]
[Frame rate]
[External mic sensitivity]
Press the
button to display the shooting screen.
Set the exposure.
• Rotate the command dial to set the shutter speed. Rotate the multi selector to set
the f-number.
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5
Press the
(
movie-record) button to start movie recording.
• In autofocus, the camera focuses in the center of the frame. The focus area is not
displayed.
• In autofocus, to check the focus before starting movie recording, press the shutter-
[Autofocus
release button halfway, or select the Movie manual mode menu
[Full-time AF].
mode]
• You can start/end movie recording by pressing the shutter-release button all the
way down.
• The shutter speed or f-number can also be set during movie recording (except
when an HS movie option is selected in [Movie options]).
Notes about Movie manual mode
In Movie manual mode, you cannot capture still images.
Notes about ISO sensitivity
When the shooting mode is Movie manual and [Movie options] is set to an HS movie,
[ISO sensitivity] is fixed at [100-1600].
Shutter speed
When the shutter speed setting is closer to the movie frame rate, the motion appears
smoother. The shutter speed cannot be set slower than the frame rate.
Functions available in Movie manual mode
• Self-timer
Self-timer (page 102)
• Focus mode
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
• Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation (page 117)
• Movie manual mode menu
The Movie manual mode menu (page 203)
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Movie manual
Time-lapse movie
The camera can automatically capture still images at a specified interval to create
time-lapse movies that are approximately 10 seconds long.
Rotate the mode dial to
button
button
Time-lapse movie
• When the movie menu [Frame rate] setting is set to [30 fps (30p/60p)], 300
[1080/30p]. When set to [25 fps (25p/
images are captured and saved with
[1080/25p].
50p)], 250 images are captured and saved with
Type (required shooting time)
Interval time
30 fps (30p/60p)
25 fps (25p/50p)
2s
2.4 s
Landscape (25 minutes)1
5s
6s
Sunset (50 minutes)1
10 s
12 s
Night sky (150 minutes)2
30 s
36 s
Star trails (150 minutes)3
30 s
36 s
Cityscape (10 minutes)1
(default setting)
1
2
3
1
The camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame.
Suited for recording the movement of stars.
Star movement appears as lines of light due to image processing.
Use the multi selector
button.
to select a type, and press the
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2
Select whether or not to fix exposure (brightness), and press the
button (except [Night sky (150 minutes)] and [Star trails
(150 minutes)]).
• When [AE-L on] is selected, the exposure used for the first image is used for all
3
images. When the brightness changes drastically like at dusk, [AE-L off] is
recommended.
Stabilize the camera by using a tool such as a tripod.
• See “
4
Using a tripod (page 51)” when using a tripod.
Press the shutter-release button to capture the first image.
• Set exposure compensation (
5
Exposure compensation (page 117)) before
releasing the shutter for the first image (when using [Night sky (150 minutes)] or
[Star trails (150 minutes)], exposure compensation cannot be used). Exposure
compensation cannot be changed after the first image is captured. Focus and hue
are fixed when the first image is captured.
• When capturing images of stars, it is recommended that you use manual focus.
Using manual focus (page 113)
• The shutter is automatically released for the second and subsequent images.
• The screen may turn off during the shooting interval.
End shooting.
• Shooting ends automatically when 300 or 250 images are captured.
• To end shooting before it automatically ends, press the
button.
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Notes about [Time-lapse movie]
•
•
•
•
•
Use a sufficiently charged battery to prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly.
Do not rotate the mode dial or remove the memory card until shooting ends.
( ) button.
Time-lapse movies cannot be recorded by pressing the
The auto off function is disabled during shooting.
Sound and still images cannot be saved.
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Operations during movie playback
To adjust the volume (1), move the zoom control.
Rotate the multi selector or the command dial to fast-forward or rewind.
Playback controls are displayed on the screen during movie playback. Use the multi
selector
to select a control, and then press the
button to perform the
operations described below.
• During playback
Icon
Description
End playback and return to full-frame playback mode.
Hold down the
button to rewind the movie.
Pause playback.
Hold down the
button to fast-forward the movie.
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Operations during movie playback
• When paused
Icon
Description
End playback and return to full-frame playback mode.
Rewind the movie one frame. Hold down the
button for continuous
rewinding. The movie can also be rewound by one frame by rotating the multi
selector or command dial.
Resume playback.
Advance the movie one frame. Hold down the
button for continuous
advancing. The movie can also be advanced by one frame by rotating the multi
selector or command dial.
Extract the desired portion of a movie and save it as a separate file.
Extract a single frame of a movie and save it as a still image.
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Operations during movie playback
Editing movies
When editing movies, use a sufficiently charged battery to prevent the camera from
turning off during editing.
Extracting only the desired portion of a movie
The desired portion of a recorded movie can be saved as a separate file.
1
Play back a desired movie and pause at the start point of the
portion that you want to extract.
2
Use the multi selector
press the button.
3
Use
•
Operations during movie playback (page 156)
to select
to select the
control, and then
(choose start point).
• Use
or rotate the command dial to move the start point.
• To cancel editing, select
(back), and press the
button.
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Editing movies
4
Use
to select
(choose end point).
• Use
or rotate the command dial to move the end point.
• To preview the specified portion, use
to select
and then press the
button. Press the
5
Use
button again to stop previewing.
to select
(save) and press the
button.
• Follow the instructions on the screen to save the movie.
Notes about movie extracting
• A movie that was created by editing cannot be edited again.
• The actual trimmed portion of a movie may differ slightly from the portion selected using
the start and end points.
• Movies cannot be trimmed so that they are less than two seconds long.
Saving a frame from a movie as a still image
The desired frame of a recorded movie can be extracted and saved as a still image.
1
Pause a movie and display the frame to be extracted.
•
Operations during movie playback (page 156)
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2
Use the multi selector
press the button.
3
Select [Yes] when a confirmation dialog is displayed, and press
the button.
to select the
control, and then
• The still image is saved with [Normal] as the image quality. The image size is
determined by the original movie image size.
Movie options (page 204)
Restrictions on extracting still images
Still images cannot be extracted from a movie recorded with an HS movie option.
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Using the menu
Menu operations ...............................................................................................................162
Menu lists .............................................................................................................................166
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes) .................................... 174
The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode) ......................................................... 177
The Movie manual mode menu .................................................................................. 203
The movie menu ............................................................................................................... 204
The playback menu ..........................................................................................................211
The network menu ...........................................................................................................223
The setup menu ................................................................................................................ 227
161
Using the menu
Menu operations
You can press the
camera’s settings.
(menu) button to display the menu screen and change the
• The displayed menu varies depending on the status of the camera (during
shooting or playback).
• Menu items are categorized by the icons on the left side of the screen.
When shooting
•
•
•
•
•
1
2
3
1
During playback
•
•
•
Shooting menu1, 3
Movie manual mode menu2
Movie menu3
Network menu
Setup menu
Playback menu
Network menu
Setup menu
Menu names and icons vary depending on the shooting mode.
Displayed when the mode dial is rotated to
(Movie manual).
Displayed when the mode dial is rotated to a mode other than
Press the
(menu) button to display the menu screen.
162
Using the menu
Menu operations
(Movie manual).
2
Press the multi selector
selection area.
3
Press
or rotate the multi selector to change menu
categories.
4
Press the
to move to the menu category
button to confirm the menu category.
• Menu items corresponding to the selected menu category are displayed.
163
Using the menu
Menu operations
5
Press
or rotate the multi selector to select a menu option,
and press the button to confirm the selection.
• Certain options cannot be selected depending on the current shooting mode or
6
the state of the camera.
Press
or rotate the multi selector to select a setting, and
press the button to confirm the selection.
button.
• When you are finished using the menu, press the
• When a menu is displayed, you can return to shooting mode by pressing the
shutter-release button or
(
movie-record) button.
To change the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure
compensation settings
(flash mode), (self-timer),
(focus mode), or
You can press the multi selector
(exposure compensation) to configure them on the shooting screen.
Setting the flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure compensation (page 98)
164
Using the menu
Menu operations
Using the
(function) button
If you press the
button in , , , , or mode, you can quickly configure the
pre-saved menu options (default setting is [Continuous]). To set a different menu
option, select [Fn button] and select the desired menu option.
165
Using the menu
Menu operations
Menu lists
The shooting menu
Shooting mode
button
Common options (except Movie manual mode)
Option
Default setting
Image quality *
[Normal]
Image size *
[4608×3456]
* Also can be set by pressing the
(function) button.
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
For , ,
,
, and
modes
Option
Default setting
Picture Control 1
[Standard]
Custom Picture Control
–
White balance 1
[Auto (normal)]
Metering 1
[Matrix]
Continuous 1
[Single]
ISO sensitivity 1
• ISO: [100-1600]
• Minimum shutter speed: [None]
Exposure bracketing 2
[Off]
AF area mode 1
[Target finding AF]
Autofocus mode 1
[Full-time AF]
Flash exp. comp.
[0.0]
Noise reduction filter
[Normal]
Long exposure NR
[Auto]
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Using the menu
Menu lists
Option
Default setting
Active D-Lighting
[Off]
Multiple exposure
• Multiple exposure mode: [Off]
• Auto gain: [On]
Save user settings
–
Reset user settings
–
Zoom memory
[Off]
Startup zoom position
[24 mm]
M exposure preview
[Off]
1
2
Also can be set by pressing the
(function) button.
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
Cannot be set in mode.
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Using the menu
Menu lists
The Movie manual mode menu
Rotate the mode dial to
(Movie manual)
Option
button
Default setting
Exposure mode
[Aperture-priority auto]
Picture Control
[Standard]
Custom Picture Control
–
White balance
[Auto (normal)]
ISO sensitivity
[100-1600]
Movie options
[1080/30p] or
Autofocus mode
[Single AF]
Electronic VR
[On]
Wind noise reduction
[Off]
Zoom microphone
[On]
Frame rate
–
External mic sensitivity *
[Auto sensitivity]
[1080/25p]
* This option can be set only when an external microphone is connected.
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Using the menu
Menu lists
The movie menu
Shooting mode
button
(movie menu)
Option
Default setting
Movie options
Autofocus mode
button
[1080/30p] or
[1080/25p]
[Single AF]
Electronic VR
[On]
Wind noise reduction
[Off]
Zoom microphone
[On]
Frame rate
–
External mic sensitivity *
[Auto sensitivity]
* This option can be set only when an external microphone is connected.
169
Using the menu
Menu lists
The playback menu
button (playback mode)
button
Option
Mark for upload (page 211)
Quick retouch (page 212)*
D-Lighting (page 213)*
Skin softening (page 213)*
Filter effects (page 214)*
Slide show (page 216)
Protect (page 218)
Rotate image (page 218)
Small picture (page 220)*
Sequence display (page 221)
Key picture selection (page 222)
* Edited images are saved as separate files. Some images may not be edited.
170
Using the menu
Menu lists
The network menu
button
(network menu)
button
Option
Airplane mode (page 223)
Choose connection (page 224)
Connect to smart device (page 224)
Connection to remote (page 224)
Send while shooting (page 224)
Wi-Fi (page 224)
Bluetooth (page 225)
Restore default settings (page 225)
171
Using the menu
Menu lists
The setup menu
button
(setup)
button
Option
Time zone and date (page 227)
Slot empty release lock (page 229)
Monitor settings (page 229)*
EVF auto toggle (page 232)
Date stamp (page 232)
Self-timer: after release (page 233)
Vibration reduction (page 234)*
AF assist (page 235)
Digital zoom (page 235)*
Assign side zoom control (page 236)*
Snap-back zoom (page 236)
Assign side dial (page 236)
AE/AF lock button (page 237)*
Sound settings (page 238)
Auto off (page 238)
Format card (page 239)
Language (page 239)
HDMI (page 239)
Charge by computer (page 241)
Image comment (page 241)
Copyright information (page 242)
Location data (page 243)
Toggle Av/Tv selection (page 244)*
172
Using the menu
Menu lists
Option
Reset file numbering (page 244)
Peaking (page 245)*
Reset all (page 245)
Conformity marking (page 246)
Firmware version (page 246)
* Also can be set by pressing the
(function) button. In [Monitor settings], only
[Virtual horizon] can be set.
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
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Using the menu
Menu lists
The shooting menu (common across shooting
modes)
Image quality
Set the image quality (compression ratio) used when saving images.
Lower compression ratios result in higher quality images, but the number of images
that can be saved is reduced.
Shooting mode*
button
Image quality
button
* The image quality can be set in any shooting mode other than Movie manual. The
setting is also applied to other shooting modes (except shooting mode and [Easy
panorama] scene mode).
Option
Fine
Normal
(default setting)
RAW
Description
Finer image quality than [Normal].
Compression ratio of about 1:4
Normal image quality, suitable for most applications.
Compression ratio of about 1:8
Raw data from the image sensor are saved without additional
processing. You can use a computer to change settings that were
set during shooting such as white balance and contrast.
• File format: RAW (NRW), Nikon’s own format
RAW + Fine
RAW +
Normal
Two images are recorded at the same time, one RAW image and one
fine-quality JPEG image.
Two images are recorded at the same time, one RAW image and one
normal-quality JPEG image.
Notes about [Image quality]
• [Image size] is fixed at
[4608×3456] when [Image quality] is set to [RAW].
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Using the menu
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes)
• RAW images cannot be captured in the following shooting modes:
-
Creative mode
Bird-watching mode
Moon mode
Scene modes
If you change the shooting mode to any of the above shooting modes when a RAW
image quality has been selected, the image quality will change to [Fine] or [Normal].
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
RAW images of this camera
• RAW processing and image editing cannot be performed on this camera. If you
download RAW images to a computer, you can use the software ViewNX-i or Capture NXD to perform RAW processing and image editing. See “ Transferring images to a
computer (page 250)” for information about downloading images. To use the software,
see the corresponding help.
• To print RAW images, download them to a computer and use ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D.
Saving of RAW and JPEG images at the same time
• The RAW image and the JPEG image that are saved at the same time have the same file
number but with their own extensions, “.NRW” and “.JPG” respectively.
• When playing back on the camera, only the JPEG image is displayed.
• Note that when the JPEG image is deleted, the RAW image that was saved at the same
time is also deleted.
Number of images that can be saved
• The approximate number of images that can be saved can be checked on the screen
when shooting.
• Note that due to JPEG compression, the number of images that can be saved may vary
greatly depending on the image content, even when using memory cards with the same
capacity and the same image quality and image size settings. In addition, the number of
images that can be saved may vary depending on the make of the memory card.
• If the number of exposures remaining is 10,000 or more, the number of exposures
remaining display shows “9999.”
Image size
Set the image size (number of pixels) used when saving JPEG images.
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Using the menu
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes)
The larger the image size, the larger the size at which it can be printed, but the
number of images that can be saved is reduced.
Shooting mode*
button
Image size
button
* The image size can be set in any shooting mode other than Movie manual. The setting is
also applied to other shooting modes (except shooting mode and [Easy panorama]
scene mode).
Option*
Aspect ratio (horizontal to vertical)
4608×3456
(default setting)
4:3
3264×2448
4:3
2272×1704
4:3
1600×1200
4:3
4608×2592
16:9
4608×3072
3:2
3456×3456
1:1
* The numerical values indicate the number of pixels that are captured.
Example:
4608×3456 = approx. 16 megapixels, 4608 × 3456 pixels
Notes about [Image size]
This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
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Using the menu
The shooting menu (common across shooting modes)
The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
See “
(user settings) mode (page 71)” for information about [Save user settings]
and [Reset user settings].
Picture Control
You can use Picture Control (COOLPIX Picture Control) to change the settings for
image recording according to the shooting conditions or your preferences.
Sharpness, contrast and saturation can be adjusted in detail.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
* The setting can also be configured in
, or
button
Picture Control
(Movie manual) mode.
Option
Standard
(default setting)
*
Description
Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended for most
situations.
Neutral
Minimal processing for natural results. Select for images that will
later be processed or retouched.
Vivid
Images are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect. Select for
images that emphasize primary colors, such as blue, red, and
green.
Monochrome Shoots monochrome photographs such as in black-and-white or
sepia.
Custom 1*
Changes to the setting of [Custom 1] in COOLPIX Custom Picture
Control.
Custom 2*
Changes to the setting of [Custom 2] in COOLPIX Custom Picture
Control.
* Only displayed when the setting customized in [Custom Picture Control (page 180)]
has been registered.
Notes about COOLPIX Picture Control
• The COOLPIX Picture Control function of this camera cannot be used with other makes of
cameras, Picture Control function of software such as Capture NX-D, Picture Control
Utility 2, etc.
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Using the menu
The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Customizing existing COOLPIX Picture Controls: quick adjust
and manual adjust
COOLPIX Picture Control can be customized using “Quick adjust”, which allows for
balanced adjustment of sharpness, contrast, saturation and other image editing
components, or using “Manual adjust”, which allows for detailed adjustment of the
components individually.
1
2
to select the desired type of
Use the multi selector
COOLPIX Picture Control and press the button.
• Items can also be selected by rotating the multi selector.
Use
value.
to highlight the desired option and use
to select a
• For adjustment options, see “ Types of quick adjust and manual adjust (page 179)”.
• Press the
button to set the value.
• To change the adjusted values to the default setting, select [Reset] and press the
button.
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Using the menu
The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Types of quick adjust and manual adjust
Option
Quick
adjust1
Description
Adjusts the sharpness, contrast and saturation levels automatically.
Setting to the – side reduces the effect of the selected COOLPIX Picture
Control, and setting to the + side emphasizes its effect.
• Default setting: [0]
Image
sharpening
Controls how much outlines are sharpened during shooting. The higher
the number, the sharper the image, and the lower the number, the softer
the image.
Select [A] (auto) for automatic adjustment.
• Default setting: [3] for [Standard] or [Monochrome], [2] for
[Neutral], and [4] for [Vivid]
Contrast
Controls the contrast.
Setting to the – side gives the image a softer appearance, and setting to
the + side gives it a harder appearance. Select lower values to prevent
highlights in portrait subjects from being “washed out” in direct sunlight,
higher values to preserve detail in misty landscapes and other low
contrast subjects.
Select [A] (auto) for automatic adjustment.
• Default setting: [0]
Saturation2
Controls the vividness of colors.
Setting to the – side reduces the vividness, and setting to the + side
increases the vividness.
Select [A] (auto) for automatic adjustment.
• Default setting: [0]
Filter
effects3
Simulates the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs.
• [OFF]: Filter effects are not used.
• [Y] (yellow), [O] (orange), [R] (red):
Enhance contrast. Can be used to tone down the brightness of the sky
in landscape photographs. The contrast is strengthened in the order
[Y] → [O] → [R].
• [G] (green):
Softens skin tones and the color of features such as lips. Suitable for
portraits.
• Default setting: [OFF]
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Using the menu
The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Option
Toning3
Description
Controls the tint used in monochrome photographs from [B&W] (blackand-white), [Sepia], and [Cyanotype] (blue-tinted monochrome).
when [Sepia] or [Cyanotype] is selected
Pressing the multi selector
to adjust the
enables you to select a saturation level. Press
saturation.
• Default setting: [B&W] (black-and-white)
1
2
3
Quick adjust is not available in [Neutral], [Monochrome], [Custom 1], and [Custom
2].
The values set manually are disabled if quick adjust is used after manual setting.
Not displayed for [Monochrome].
Only displayed for [Monochrome].
Notes about [Image sharpening]
The effects of [Image sharpening] cannot be previewed on the screen during shooting.
Check the results in playback mode.
Notes about [A] (auto) in [Contrast] and in [Saturation]
Results for contrast and saturation vary with the exposure, and the position and size of the
subject in the frame.
Custom Picture Control
In Custom Picture Control (COOLPIX Custom Picture Control), customize the settings
of [Picture Control] and register them in [Custom 1] or [Custom 2].
Customizing existing COOLPIX Picture Controls: quick adjust and manual adjust
(page 178)
Rotate the mode dial to , ,
Picture Control
button
,
* The setting can also be configured in
, or
,
, or
button
(Movie manual) mode.
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Using the menu
The shooting menu ( , ,
*
mode)
Custom
1
2
3
to select [Edit and save], and press
Use the multi selector
the button.
• Select [Delete] to delete a registered COOLPIX Custom Picture Control.
Select the original COOLPIX Picture Control to be edited, and
press the button.
Use
value.
to highlight the desired option and use
to select a
• The options are the same as those for adjusting the COOLPIX Picture Control.
• Press the
button when you finish adjustment.
• To change the adjusted values to the default setting, select [Reset] and press the
button.
4
Select the registration destination and press the
button.
• [Custom 1] or [Custom 2] becomes selectable in [Picture Control].
• To change the adjusted values, select [Custom 1] or [Custom 2] in [Picture
Control].
White balance
Adjust white balance to suit the light source or weather conditions in order to make
the colors in images match what you see with your eyes.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
, or
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,
, or
mode)
*
button
White balance
* The setting can also be configured in
(Movie manual) mode.
Option
1 Auto (normal)
(default setting)
2 Auto (warm
lighting)
Preset manual
Description
White balance is automatically adjusted.
When set to [Auto (warm lighting)], the images are
preserved with warm colors if they are shot under an
incandescent light source. When using the flash, white
balance is adjusted according to the flash lighting condition.
Use when the desired result is not achieved with [Auto
(normal)], [Auto (warm lighting)], [Incandescent], etc.
Using Preset manual (page 183)
Daylight*
Use under direct sunlight.
Incandescent*
Use under incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
Use under most types of fluorescent lighting. Choose one of
[1] (cool-white fluorescent), [2] (day white fluorescent), and [3]
(daylight fluorescent).
Cloudy*
Use under overcast skies.
Flash*
Use with the flash.
Choose color temp. Use to directly specify color temperature.
Color temperature (page 182)
* Fine adjustments in seven steps are available. Apply positive (+) to increase blue hue and
negative (–) to increase red hue.
Notes about [White balance]
• Lower the built-in flash when white balance is set to any setting other than [Auto
(normal)], [Auto (warm lighting)], or [Flash].
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
White balance indicator on the shooting screen
the
, which indicates [Auto (normal)], is displayed only immediately after setting using
button.
Color temperature
Color temperature is an objective measure of colors of light sources which are expressed in
the unit of absolute temperature (K: Kelvin). Light sources with lower color temperature
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,
, or
mode)
values appear more reddish, while light sources with higher color temperature values
appear more bluish.
1: Sodium-vapor lamps: 2700K
2: Incandescent/Warm-white fluorescent: 3000K
3: White fluorescent: 3700K
4: Cool-white fluorescent: 4200K
5: Day white fluorescent: 5000K
6: Direct sunlight: 5200K
7: Flash: 5400K
8: Cloudy: 6000K
9: Daylight fluorescent: 6500K
0: High temp. mercury-vapor: 7200K
a: Shade: 8000K
Using Preset manual
Follow the procedures described below to measure the white balance value under
the lighting used during shooting.
1
2
Place a white or gray reference object under the lighting that
will be used during shooting.
Use the multi selector
the button.
to select [Preset manual], and press
• The lens extends to the zoom position for measurement.
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,
, or
mode)
3
Select [Measure].
• To apply the last measured value, select [Cancel] and press the
4
button.
Frame the white or gray reference object in the measuring
window (1), and press the button to measure the value.
• The shutter is released and measurement is complete (no image is saved).
• If an error message is displayed, perform the procedure again from step 3.
Notes about [Preset manual]
A white balance value for flash lighting cannot be measured with [Preset manual]. When
shooting using the flash, set [White balance] to [Auto (normal)], [Auto (warm
lighting)], or [Flash].
Metering
The process of measuring the brightness of the subject to determine the exposure is
known as “metering.”
Use this option to set the method of how the camera meters exposure.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
, or
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
button
Metering
Option
Description
Matrix
(default
setting)
The camera uses a wide area of the screen for metering.
Recommended for typical shooting.
Centerweighted
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight to the
subject in the center of the frame. The classic metering for portraits; it
preserves background details while letting lighting conditions in the
center of the frame determine exposure.*
Spot
The camera meters the area shown by the circle in the center of the
frame. This can be used when the subject is much lighter or darker
than the background. Ensure that the subject is within the area shown
by the circle when shooting.*
* To set focus and exposure for off-center subjects, change [AF area mode] to manual and
set the focus area to the center of the frame, and then use focus lock.
Focus lock (page 111)
Notes about [Metering]
• When digital zoom is in effect, [Center-weighted] or [Spot] is selected depending on
the zoom ratio.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Display on the shooting screen
When [Center-weighted] or [Spot] is selected, the metering range guide is displayed
(except when digital zoom is used).
Continuous
Set single or continuous shooting.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
, or
Option
Single
(default setting)
button
Continuous
Description
One image is captured each time the shutter-release button is
pressed.
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,
, or
mode)
Option
H
Continuous
Description
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, images are
captured continuously.
• The camera can capture up to about 10 images continuously at a
rate of about 7 fps.
L
Continuous
While the shutter-release button is held all the way down, images are
captured continuously.
• The camera can capture up to about 200 images continuously at a
rate of about 1 fps.
Pre-shooting Pre-shooting cache shooting begins when the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway. When the shutter-release button is pressed all the
cache
way down, the camera saves the current image as well as the images
captured immediately before the button is pressed. Pre-shooting
cache makes it easy to capture perfect moments.
Pre-shooting cache (page 187)
• The camera can capture up to about 40 images continuously at a
rate of about 15 fps (including a maximum of 10 images captured
in the pre-shooting cache).
• The image quality is fixed at [Normal] and the image size is fixed at
(1280 × 960 pixels).
Continuous H:
120 fps
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down,
images are captured continuously at a high speed rate.
• The camera can capture up to about 60 images continuously at a
rate of about 120 fps.
• Image size is fixed at
Continuous H:
60 fps
(640 × 480 pixels).
Each time the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down,
images are captured continuously at a high speed rate.
• The camera can capture up to about 60 images continuously at a
rate of about 60 fps.
• Image size is fixed at
Intvl timer
shooting
(1920 × 1080 pixels).
The camera automatically captures still images continuously at the
specified interval.
Interval timer shooting (page 188)
Notes about [Continuous]
• Focus and exposure are fixed at the values determined with the first shot in each series.
White balance is also fixed at the value determined with the first shot in each series,
except when using [Continuous L] or [Intvl timer shooting].
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,
, or
mode)
• It may take some time to save the images after shooting or to perform the next
operation.
• When ISO sensitivity increases, noise may appear in captured images.
• The frame rate may become slower depending on the image quality, image size, memory
card type or shooting conditions (such as when saving RAW images).
• When using [Continuous H: 120 fps] or [Continuous H: 60 fps], banding or variance in
brightness or hue may occur in images that were captured under lighting that flashes
quickly at high speeds, such as fluorescent, mercury-vapor, or sodium-vapor lighting.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Pre-shooting cache
When the shutter-release button is pressed halfway or all the way down, images are saved
as described below.
1: Press down halfway
2: Press down all the way
3: Images saved before pressing all the way
4: Images saved by pressing all the way
• The pre-shooting cache icon (
) on the shooting screen changes to green while the
shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Interval timer shooting
Rotate the mode dial to , , , , or
button
button Intvl timer shooting
button
1
Continuous
Set the desired interval between each shot.
• Use
to select an item, and use
to set the time.
• Press the
button when setting is complete.
2
3
Press the
(menu) button to display the shooting screen.
Press the shutter-release button to shoot the first image.
• The shutter is automatically released at the specified interval to shoot second and
subsequent images.
• The screen turns off and the power-on lamp flashes during the intervals between
4
shots.
When the desired number of images have been captured, press
the shutter-release button.
• Shooting ends.
• Shooting ends automatically in the following situations:
- When the memory card becomes full
- When 9999 shots are taken in sequence
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Notes about [Intvl timer shooting]
• To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly during shooting, use a sufficiently
charged battery.
• If the EH-5d AC Adapter and the EP-5C Power Connector (both available separately) are
used, this camera can be powered from an electrical outlet. Do not, under any
circumstances, use an AC adapter other than the EH-5d. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in overheating or damage to the camera.
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector (page 258)
• Do not rotate the mode dial to a different setting while interval timer shooting is in
progress. Doing so causes the camera to stop shooting.
• If the shutter speed is slow and saving an image takes time compared to the specified
interval, some of the shots during Interval timer shooting may be canceled.
ISO sensitivity
A higher ISO sensitivity allows darker subjects to be captured. Additionally, even with
subjects of similar brightness, pictures can be taken at faster shutter speeds, and
blurring caused by camera shake and subject movement can be reduced.
• When a higher ISO sensitivity is set, images may contain noise.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
* The setting can also be configured in
, or
button
ISO sensitivity
(Movie manual) mode.
Option
ISO
sensitivity
*
Description
• [100-400]:
Sensitivity is automatically selected from the range of 100 to 400.
• [100-800]:
Sensitivity is automatically selected from the range of 100 to 800.
• [100-1600] (default setting):
Sensitivity is automatically selected from the range of 100 to 1600.
• [100-3200]:
Sensitivity is automatically selected from the range of 100 to 3200.
• [100-6400]:
Sensitivity is automatically selected from the range of 100 to 6400.
• [100] to [6400]:
ISO sensitivity is fixed at the specified value.
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Option
Minimum
shutter
speed
Description
Set the shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts to be automatically
adjusted when the shooting mode is or . If the exposure is
insufficient with the shutter speed that is set here, the ISO sensitivity is
increased automatically to obtain the optimal exposure.
• The setting is enabled when [ISO sensitivity] is set to [100-400],
[100-800], [100-1600], [100-3200], or [100-6400].
• If the exposure is still insufficient even after ISO sensitivity is increased,
the shutter speed slows down.
• Default setting: [None]
• Not displayed in
(Movie manual) mode.
Notes about [ISO sensitivity]
This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
ISO sensitivity display on the shooting screen
• In ,
, , , , and Movie manual modes, and the maximum value for ISO
sensitivity are displayed when [100-400] , [100-800], [100-1600], [100-3200], or
and the setting value are
[100-6400] is selected. If the ISO sensitivity is fixed,
displayed.
• If the shooting mode is not , , , , or , and is displayed, the ISO sensitivity is
automatically set and the maximum value for ISO sensitivity is displayed.
• In all other shooting modes,
is displayed only when the sensitivity increases.
Exposure bracketing
The exposure (brightness) can be changed automatically during continuous
shooting. This is effective for shooting when it is difficult to adjust the picture
brightness.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
, or
button
Option
Off
(default
setting)
Description
Exposure bracketing is not performed.
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,
, or
mode)
Exposure bracketing
Option
Description
±0.3
When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 3 shots are taken
in sequence and the camera varies exposure by 0, –0.3, and +0.3 over the
shots.
±0.7
When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 3 shots are taken
in sequence and the camera varies exposure by 0, -0.7, and +0.7 over the
shots.
±1.0
When the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, 3 shots are taken
in sequence and the camera varies exposure by 0, -1.0, and +1.0 over the
shots.
Notes about [Exposure bracketing]
• [Exposure bracketing] is not available in (manual) mode.
• When exposure compensation and [±0.3], [±0.7], or [±1.0] in [Exposure bracketing]
are set simultaneously, the combined exposure compensation values are applied.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
AF area mode
Set how the camera selects the focus area for autofocus.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
, or
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
button
AF area mode
Option
Face
priority
Description
When the camera detects a human face, it focuses on that face.
Using face detection (page 110)
When framing a composition with no human subjects or detected
faces, the camera automatically selects one or more of the nine focus
areas containing the subject closest to the camera when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Option
Manual
(spot)
Manual
(normal)
Manual
(wide)
Description
or rotate it to move the focus area
Use the multi selector
(1) to where you want to focus.
You can move it within the range of the movable area guide (2).
• When at the center
• When moving
To use the multi selector to configure the flash mode or other settings,
press the
button. To return to moving the focus area, press the
button again.
Subject
tracking
Use this function to take pictures of moving subjects.
Register the subject on which the camera focuses. The focus area
automatically moves to track the subject.
Using subject tracking (page 194)
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Option
Target
finding AF
(default
setting)
Description
When the camera detects the main subject, it focuses on that subject.
Using target finding AF (page 108)
Notes about [AF area mode]
• When digital zoom is in effect, the camera focuses on the area in the center of the frame
regardless of the [AF area mode] setting.
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
(manual focus), [AF area mode] cannot be
set.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
[AF area mode] in Bird-watching mode
button in Bird-watching mode, you can set [AF area mode] to
If you press the
[Center (spot)] (default setting), [Center (normal)], or [Center (wide)]. Set according to
the size of the subject and the focus range.
Using subject tracking
Rotate the mode dial to , , , , or
button
Subject tracking
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
button
button
AF area mode
button
1
Register a subject.
• Align the subject that you want to track with the border in the center of the frame
and press the
button.
• When the subject is registered, a yellow border (focus area) is displayed around it
and the camera begins tracking the subject.
• If the subject cannot be registered, the border is displayed in red. Change the
composition and try registering the subject again.
• To cancel subject registration, press the
button.
• If the camera can no longer track the registered subject, the focus area disappears.
2
Register the subject again.
Press the shutter-release button all the way to take the picture.
• If the shutter-release button is pressed while the focus area is not displayed, the
camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
Notes about [Subject tracking]
• If you perform operations such as zooming while the camera is tracking the subject, the
registration is canceled.
• Subject tracking may not be possible in certain shooting conditions.
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,
, or
mode)
Autofocus mode
Set how the camera focuses when shooting still images.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
mode
button
,
,
, or
Option
Single AF
button
Autofocus
Description
The camera focuses only when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
Full-time AF The camera always focuses even if the shutter-release button is not
pressed halfway. The sound of lens drive movement is heard while
(default setting)
the camera focuses.
Notes about [Autofocus mode]
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
(manual focus), [Autofocus mode] cannot
be set.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Autofocus mode for movie recording
Autofocus mode for movie recording can be set in the movie menu
(page 206)].
[Autofocus mode
Flash exp. comp.
Adjust the flash output.
Use this option when the flash is too bright or too dark.
• If the compensation value you want to set is not displayed on the setting screen,
until it is displayed.
press the multi selector
Rotate the mode dial to ,
comp.
button
,
,
, or
Option
+0.3 to +2.0
button
Flash exp.
Description
The flash output is increased from +0.3 to +2.0 EV, in increments of
1/3 EV, to make the main subject of the frame appear brighter.
0.0
The flash output is not adjusted.
(default setting)
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
Option
-0.3 to -2.0
Description
The flash output is reduced from -0.3 to -2.0 EV, in increments of 1/3
EV, to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections.
Noise reduction filter
Set the strength of the noise reduction function that is normally performed when
saving images.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
filter
,
,
, or
Option
High
button
Noise reduction
Description
Performs noise reduction at a level higher than the standard strength.
Performs noise reduction at the standard strength.
Normal
(default setting)
Low
Performs noise reduction at a level lower than the standard strength.
Long exposure NR
Reduce “noise” (bright spots or fog) in photos taken at slow shutter speeds.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
NR
,
,
, or
Option
Auto
(default setting)
Off
button
Long exposure
Description
Reduce noise if the shutter speed is 1/4 of a second or slower.
Do not reduce noise.
Active D-Lighting
Details in highlights and shadows are preserved, and the natural contrast that is seen
with the naked eye is well reproduced in the image captured. This is particularly
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
effective for shooting conditions with high contrast, such as brightly lit outdoor
scenery from a dark room or shaded subjects at a sunny seaside.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
Lighting
,
,
, or
Option
button
Active D-
Description
Set the effect level.
High
Normal
Low
Active D-Lighting is not applied.
Off
(default setting)
Notes about [Active D-Lighting]
•
•
•
•
Additional time is required to save images after shooting.
When using [Active D-Lighting], noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, lines) may
be emphasized, dark shadows may appear around bright subjects, or bright areas may
appear around dark subjects under some shooting conditions.
When using [Active D-Lighting], gradation skipping may occur depending on the
subject.
This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
[Active D-Lighting] versus [D-Lighting]
• The [Active D-Lighting] option captures images while reducing loss of details in
highlights, and adjusts the tone when saving images.
[D-Lighting (page 213)] option adjusts the tone of saved
images.
• The playback menu
Multiple exposure
The camera combines two to three images and saves them as a single image.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
exposure
button
,
,
, or
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
button
Multiple
Option
Multiple
exposure mode
Auto gain
Description
Shoots images in multiple exposure mode when set to [On].
• Individual images are also saved.
• Default setting: [Off]
Set whether or not to automatically adjust the brightness of the
image when combining images.
• Default setting: [On]
Notes about [Multiple exposure]
• It may take some time to combine images.
• Multiple exposure is terminated if the [Auto off (page 238)] function triggers the
standby mode during shooting. When shooting with a long interval between shots,
setting a longer time for the auto off function is recommended.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
• When shooting at a slow shutter speed in multiple exposure mode, noise (bright spots)
may appear in saved images.
Multiple exposure shooting
1
In [Multiple exposure mode], select [On], and press the
button.
• After setting, press the
(menu) button to return to the shooting screen.
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,
, or
mode)
2
Press the shutter-release button to shoot the first image.
3
Press the shutter-release button to shoot the second image.
• Frame the picture while looking at the first image displayed translucently.
• When shooting the second image, the combined image of the first and second
images is saved, and displayed translucently.
• To end multiple exposure at the second image, set [Multiple exposure mode] to
[Off] or change the mode dial to any mode other than
4
,
,
,
, or
.
Press the shutter-release button to shoot the third image.
• The combined image of the first to third images is saved and multiple exposure
ends.
• It may take some time until the third image is shot.
Zoom memory
When the zoom control is moved, the zoom position (equivalent to focal length/
angle of view in 35mm [135] format) is switched to the positions that have been
selected by setting the check box to on in this menu option.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
button
,
,
, or
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
button
Zoom memory
Option
On
Description
• Choose the focal length with the multi selector
•
•
•
•
Off
(default
setting)
, and then press the
button to set the check box to on [
] or off.
The following settings are available: [24 mm], [28 mm], [35 mm], [50
mm], [85 mm], [105 mm], [135 mm], [200 mm], [300 mm], [400 mm],
[500 mm], [600 mm], [800 mm], [1000 mm], [1200 mm], [1400 mm],
[1600 mm], [1800 mm], and [2000 mm].
] for all the check boxes
Default setting: On [
To finish setting, press the multi selector .
The zoom position set in the [Startup zoom position] is automatically
].
set to on [
The zoom memory function cannot be used with the side zoom control.
The zoom position can be moved to any position, including the positions
that can be set with [On].
Notes about zoom operation
• When more than one focal length has been set, move the zoom control to switch to the
focal length closest to that before the operation. To switch to a different focal length,
release the zoom control and then move it again.
• Set [Zoom memory] to [Off] when using the digital zoom.
Startup zoom position
Set the zoom position (equivalent to focal length/angle of view in 35mm [135]
format) for when the camera is turned on.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
position
button
,
,
, or
button
Startup zoom
The following settings are available: [24 mm] (default setting), [28 mm], [35 mm],
[50 mm], [85 mm], [105 mm], and [135 mm].
M exposure preview
Set whether or not to reflect the brightness to the shooting screen when the
exposure is changed in (manual) mode.
Rotate the mode dial to ,
preview
button
,
,
, or
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The shooting menu ( , ,
,
, or
mode)
button
M exposure
Option
Description
On
Reflects the brightness to the shooting screen.
Off
(default setting)
Does not reflect the brightness to the shooting screen.
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,
, or
mode)
The Movie manual mode menu
You can set the following menu options. See each page for more information.
Exposure mode (page 150)
Picture Control (page 177)
Custom Picture Control (page 180)
White balance (page 181)
ISO sensitivity (page 189)
Movie options (page 204)
Autofocus mode (page 206)
Electronic VR (page 207)
Wind noise reduction (page 208)
Zoom microphone (page 208)
Frame rate (page 209)
External mic sensitivity (page 209)
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Using the menu
The Movie manual mode menu
The movie menu
Movie options
Select the desired movie option to record. Select normal speed movie options to
record at normal speed, or HS movie options to record in slow or fast motion. The
options that can be selected vary depending on [Frame rate (page 209)].
• Memory cards with an SD Speed Class rating of 6 (Video Speed Class V6) or faster
are recommended for recording movies. When [Movie options] is set to
[2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD), memory cards with a UHS Speed
Class rating of 3 (Video Speed Class V30) or faster are recommended.
Shooting mode
button
button
options*
* You can also select by pressing the
(movie menu)
button in
button
Movie
(Movie manual) mode.
Normal speed movie options
Option
(Image size/ Frame rate,
File format)
2160/30p (4K UHD)
2160/25p (4K UHD)
1080/30p
(default setting)
1080/25p
(default setting)
1080/60p
1080/50p
720/30p
720/25p
720/60p
720/50p
Image size
Aspect ratio
(horizontal to
vertical)
3840 × 2160
16:9
1920 × 1080
16:9
7 min
8 min
26 min
29 min
1920 × 1080
16:9
1280 × 720
16:9
1280 × 720
16:9
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Using the menu
The movie menu
Max. recording time
per file (approx.)
13 min
16 min
29 min
27 min
29 min
• Individual movie files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length, even when there is
sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. The maximum size
of a single movie file is 4 GB. If a file exceeds 4 GB even when you record for less
than 29 minutes, it is split into multiple files and cannot be played back
continuously.
Recording may end before the maximum recording time is reached if the camera
temperature becomes elevated.
• The actual remaining recording time may vary depending on the movie content,
subject movement, or type of memory card.
HS movie options
Recorded movies are played back in fast or slow motion.
Playing back in slow motion and fast motion (page 206)
Option
HS 480/4×
HS 720/2×
HS
1080/0.5×
Image size
Aspect ratio
(horizontal to
vertical)
640×480
4:3
1280×720
16:9
1920×1080
16:9
Description
1/4-speed slow motion movies
• Max. recording time: 7 minutes 15 seconds
(playback time: 29 minutes)
1/2-speed slow motion movies
• Max. recording time: 14 minutes
30 seconds (playback time: 29 minutes)
2× speed fast motion movies
• Max. recording time: 29 minutes (playback
time: 14 minutes 30 seconds)
Notes about HS movie
•
•
•
•
Sound is not recorded.
Still images cannot be saved during movie recording.
Movie recording cannot be paused.
Zoom position, focus, exposure, and white balance are locked when movie recording
starts.
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Using the menu
The movie menu
Playing back in slow motion and fast motion
• When recording at normal speed
Example:
Recording time of 10 s (1)
Playback time of 10 s (2)
• When recording at
[HS 480/4×]
Movies are recorded at 4× normal speed. They are played back in slow motion at 4×
slower speed.
Example:
Recording time of 10 s (1)
Playback time of 40 s (2)
• When recording at
[HS 1080/0.5×]
Movies are recorded at 1/2 normal speed. They are played back in fast motion at 2× faster
speed.
Example:
Recording time of 10 s (1)
Playback time of 5 s (2)
Autofocus mode
Set how the camera focuses when recording movies.
Shooting mode
Autofocus mode*
button
button
* You can also select by pressing the
(movie menu)
button in
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Using the menu
The movie menu
button
(Movie manual) mode.
Option
Description
Single
AF
(default
setting)
Focus is locked when movie recording starts.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and the
subject will remain fairly consistent.
Fulltime AF
The camera focuses continuously.
Select this option when the distance between the camera and subject
will change significantly during recording. The sound of the camera
focusing may be heard in the recorded movie. Use of [Single AF] is
recommended to prevent the sound of the camera focusing from
interfering with recording.
Notes about [Autofocus mode]
• When an HS movie option is selected in [Movie options], the setting is fixed at [Single
AF].
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
(manual focus), [Autofocus mode] cannot
be set.
• This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Electronic VR
Select the vibration reduction setting used when recording movies.
Shooting mode
Electronic VR*
button
button
* You can also select by pressing the
Option
On
(default
setting)
(movie menu)
button in
button
(Movie manual) mode.
Description
Performs electronic VR.
• The angle of view (i.e., the area seen in the frame) becomes narrower.
• When the setup menu [Vibration reduction] is set to [Normal],
[Active], [Normal (framing first)], or [Active (framing first)], optical
vibration reduction is performed simultaneously.
Off
Does not perform electronic VR.
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Using the menu
The movie menu
Notes about [Electronic VR]
When [2160/30p], [2160/25p], or an HS movie option is selected in [Movie options], the
setting is fixed at [Off].
Wind noise reduction
Reduces the sound that is produced when wind passes over the microphone during
movie recording.
Shooting mode
noise reduction*
button
button
* You can also select by pressing the
(movie menu)
button in
Option
button
Wind
(Movie manual) mode.
Description
On
Wind noise reduction is enabled.
Off
(default setting)
Wind noise reduction is disabled.
Notes about [Wind noise reduction]
• When [On] is selected, other sounds may become difficult to hear during playback.
• When an HS movie option is selected in [Movie options], the setting is fixed at [Off].
Zoom microphone
In accordance with the angle of view, the camera records sounds over a wide area at
the wide-angle zoom position, and records sounds in the limited area at the
telephoto zoom position.
Shooting mode
microphone*
button
button
* You can also select by pressing the
(movie menu)
button in
Option
(Movie manual) mode.
Description
On
(default setting)
Zoom microphone is enabled.
Off
Zoom microphone is disabled.
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Using the menu
The movie menu
button
Zoom
Notes about [Zoom microphone]
The setting is fixed at [Off] in the following situations:
• When an HS movie option is selected in [Movie options]
• When an external microphone is connected
Frame rate
Select the frame rate used when recording movies. When the frame rate setting is
switched, options that can be set in [Movie options] change.
Shooting mode
button
rate*
button
* You can also select by pressing the
(movie menu)
button in
Option
button
Frame
(Movie manual) mode.
Description
30 fps (30p/60p)
Suited for playback on a TV using the NTSC standard.
25 fps (25p/50p)
Suited for playback on a TV using the PAL standard.
External mic sensitivity
Set the sensitivity of the microphone that is connected to the camera's external
microphone connector.
This option can be set only when an external microphone is connected.
Shooting mode
button
(movie menu)
External mic sensitivity*
button
* You can also select by pressing the
button in
Option
Auto sensitivity
(default setting)
button
(Movie manual) mode.
Description
The sensitivity of the external microphone is set automatically.
Manual sensitivity The sensitivity of the external microphone is set manually.
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Using the menu
The movie menu
Using the manual sensitivity screen
• The input level from the external microphone is displayed in the indicator (1).
• Use the multi selector to adjust the value and press the
setting.
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Using the menu
The movie menu
button to apply the
The playback menu
Mark for upload
Select individual still images on the camera’s playback screen to upload to a paired
smart device.
Use this function when the network menu [Send while shooting] [Still
images] is set to [No], or when uploading images that are not selected using
[Upload (photos)].
To upload images, the SnapBridge app must be configured. SnapBridge app
tab [Auto link] enable [Auto download].
For use of the SnapBridge app, see the online help of the SnapBridge app (https://
nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
Playback mode
1
button
button
Use the multi selector
or rotate it to select the image you
want to upload to a smart device.
• Move the zoom control toward
2
Mark for upload
( ) to switch to full-frame playback, or
(
to switch to thumbnail playback.
Use
to select ON or OFF.
• When ON is selected,
is displayed under the selected image. Repeat steps 1
and 2 to select additional images.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
)
3
Press the
button to apply the image selection.
• The selected still images are uploaded to the smart device.
Notes about [Mark for upload]
• Still images are uploaded at an image size of up to 2 megapixels.
• RAW images and movies cannot be selected for upload.
• To upload original files (image size set in the camera) of still images or to upload movies,
use [Download pictures] in the SnapBridge app.
[Reset all] or the network menu
[Restore default settings], the Mark for upload settings that you made are canceled
and the camera settings are also reset to default.
• To cancel the Mark for upload settings, go to step 2 and hide
.
• Note that when you select the setup menu
[Send while shooting]
When you use the network menu
[Send while shooting (page 224)], still images can
be sent automatically to a smart device every time they are captured with the camera.
Quick retouch
Easily create images with high contrast and vivid colors.
Playback mode
button
select an image
button
Quick retouch
• See “ Before editing images (page 142)” for information about restrictions on
editing.
1
Use the multi selector
press the button.
to select the desired effect level and
• The edited version is displayed on the right.
• To exit without saving the selection, press .
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Using the menu
The playback menu
D-Lighting
Correct areas that are dark due to backlighting or insufficient light from the flash.
Playback mode
button
select an image
button
D-Lighting
• See “ Before editing images (page 142)” for information about restrictions on
editing.
1
Use the multi selector
press the button.
to select the desired effect level and
• The edited version is displayed on the right.
• To exit without saving the selection, press .
Skin softening
Softens skin tones.
Playback mode
button
select an image
button
Skin softening
• See “ Before editing images (page 142)” for information about restrictions on
editing.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
1
Use the multi selector
press the button.
2
Preview the result and press the
to select the desired effect level and
• To exit without saving the copy, press
.
button.
• The edited face is zoomed in.
• When more than one face has been edited, press
displayed.
• To change the effect level, press the
to switch the face that is
button and return to step 1.
Notes about [Skin softening]
• The skin tones can be enhanced for up to 12 faces, starting with the one closest to the
center of the frame and moving outward.
• Depending on the direction in which faces are looking, or the brightness of faces, the
camera may be unable to accurately detect faces, or the skin softening function may not
perform as expected.
• If no faces are detected, a warning is displayed and the screen returns to the playback
menu.
Filter effects
Use digital filters to apply various effects.
Playback mode
button
select an image
button
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Using the menu
The playback menu
Filter effects
• See “ Before editing images (page 142)” for information about restrictions on
editing.
Option
Description
Soft portrait
Blurs the background of human subjects. When no human subjects
are detected, keeps the area in the center of the frame in focus and
blurs the surrounding area.
Selective color
Keeps only a selected color and makes other colors black-and-white.
Cross screen
Produces star-like rays of light that radiate outward from bright
objects such as sunlight reflections and city lights. Suitable for night
scenes.
Fisheye
Creates images that look like they were shot with a fisheye lens.
Suitable for images shot in macro mode.
Miniature
effect
Creates images that look like close-up photos of a diorama. Suitable
for images shot while looking down from a high location, with the
main subject near the center of the frame.
Painting
Creates images with the ambience of paintings.
Vignette
Lowers the peripheral light intensity from the center to the edges of
an image.
Photo
illustration
Emphasizes outlines and reduces the number of colors to create
images with the ambience of illustrations.
Portrait (color + Makes colors of the background of human subjects black-and-white.
When no human subjects are detected, keeps colors of the area in the
B&W)
center of the frame and makes the surrounding area black-and-white.
1
Use the multi selector
press the button.
to select the desired filter effect and
• If you selected an effect other than [Selective color], proceed to step 3.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
2
Use
3
Preview the result and press the
to select the color to keep and press the
• An edited copy is created.
• To exit without saving the copy, press
button.
button.
.
Slide show
Allows you to view images in an automated slide show. When movie files are played
back in the slide show, only the first frame of each movie is displayed.
Playback mode
button
Slide show
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Using the menu
The playback menu
button
1
Use the multi selector
button.
to select [Start] and press the
• The slide show begins.
• To change the interval between images, select [Frame intvl], press the
2
button,
and specify the desired interval time before selecting [Start].
• To repeat the slide show automatically, select [Loop] and press the
button
before selecting [Start].
• The maximum playback time is up to about 30 minutes even if [Loop] is enabled.
End or restart the slide show.
• The following screen is displayed after the slide show ends or is paused.
To exit the show, select
and then press the
button.
To resume the slide show, select
and then press the
button.
Operations during slide show playback
Function
Operation
Display the previous/next
image
Press the multi selector
.
Press and hold them down to change images quickly.
Pause or end the slide show
Press the
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Using the menu
The playback menu
button.
Protect
The camera protects selected images from accidental deletion.
Playback mode
1
button
Use the multi selector
image.
• Move the zoom control toward
2
Protect
button
or rotate it to select the desired
( ) to switch to full-frame playback, or
(
Use
to select ON or OFF.
• When ON is selected,
3
)
to switch to thumbnail playback.
is displayed under the selected image. Repeat steps 1 and
2 to set [Protect] on additional images.
Press the
button to apply the setting.
Notes about [Protect]
Formatting the memory card permanently deletes all data including protected files.
Rotate image
Specify the orientation in which saved images are displayed during playback. Still
images can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise or 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Images that were saved in the “tall” orientation can be rotated up to 180 degrees in
either direction.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
Playback mode
1
button
Rotate image
button
Use the multi selector
or rotate it to select the image you
want to rotate, and press the button.
• Move the zoom control toward
( ) to switch to full-frame playback, or
to switch to thumbnail playback.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
(
)
2
Use or rotate the multi selector to rotate 90 degrees clockwise
(1), and use or rotate the multi selector to rotate 90 degrees
counterclockwise (2).
3
Press the
button to apply the orientation.
• The orientation information is saved with the image.
Small picture
Create a small copy of images.
Playback mode
button
select an image
button
Small picture
• See “ Before editing images (page 142)” for information about restrictions on
editing.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
1
Use the multi selector
press the button.
to select the desired copy size and
• When the aspect ratio of the image is 16:9, the image size is fixed at 640 × 360. Press
the
2
button to proceed to step 2.
Select [Yes] and press the
button.
• An edited copy is created (compression ratio of approximately 1:8).
Notes about [Small picture]
When the aspect ratio of the image is 3:2 or 1:1, the image cannot be edited.
Sequence display
Select the method used to display images in the sequence.
• Settings are applied to all sequences, and the settings are saved in the camera’s
memory even after the camera is turned off.
Playback mode
button
Sequence display
Option
Individual
pictures
Description
Displays each image in a sequence individually.
the playback screen.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
button
is displayed on
Option
Key picture only
(default setting)
Description
Displays only the key picture for images in a sequence.
Press the
button on the playback screen to display images in a
sequence.
Viewing images in a sequence (page 138)
Key picture selection
Specify a different image in the sequence as the key picture.
Playback mode
key picture
1
display a sequence for which you want to change the
button Key picture selection
button
Use the multi selector
or rotate it to select the image you
want to set as the key picture, and press the button.
• Move the zoom control toward
( ) to switch to full-frame playback, or
to switch to thumbnail playback.
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Using the menu
The playback menu
(
)
The network menu
Configure settings when establishing a wireless connection between the camera and
a smart device, or the camera and ML-L7 Remote Control (available separately).
button
(network menu)
button
Connecting to a smart device
When you connect to a smart device, you can upload images captured with the
camera to the smart device or operate the camera remotely with the smart device.
Install the SnapBridge app on the smart device.
Select the network menu [Choose connection] [Smart device] (default
setting) in advance.
• The connection methods are as follows.
- Bluetooth connection: You can automatically upload still images (uploaded at an
image size of up to 2 megapixels). When establishing a Bluetooth connection for
the first time, use the network menu [Connect to smart device] to pair the
camera and smart device using the SnapBridge app.
You can also switch to a Wi-Fi connection after establishing a Bluetooth
connection.
- Wi-Fi connection: You can download still images (2 megapixels or original file)
and movies to the smart device or perform remote photography.
• For connections or use of the SnapBridge app, see the online help of the
SnapBridge app (https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
Connecting to the remote control
Select the network menu [Choose connection] [Remote control] in
advance. The camera and remote control are connected through Bluetooth. When
connecting to the remote control for the first time, pair the camera and remote
control.
ML-L7 Remote Control (page 261)
Network menu list
Some options cannot be set while a wireless connection is established. To set them,
disconnect the wireless connection.
Option
Airplane mode
Description
Select [On] to turn off all wireless connections.
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Using the menu
The network menu
Option
Description
Choose connection
Select whether to connect the camera to [Smart
device] (default setting) or [Remote control].
Connect to smart device
Pair when connecting to a smart device through
Bluetooth for the first time.
For details, see the online help for the SnapBridge app
(https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/
index.html).
Connection to remote
Pair when connecting to the ML-L7 Remote Control
(available separately) for the first time.
Pairing the camera and remote control (page 264)
Send while
shooting
When set to [Yes], still images can be sent
automatically to a smart device connected through
Bluetooth every time they are captured.
Still images
• To send automatically, the SnapBridge app must
tab
also be configured. SnapBridge app
[Auto link]
enable [Auto download].
• Still images are uploaded at an image size of up to 2
megapixels. To upload original files (image size set
in the camera), use the SnapBridge app
[Download pictures].
• If you use the playback menu [Mark for upload
(page 211)], you can select still images on the
camera’s playback screen to automatically upload
them to a smart device.
Wi-Fi
Upload
(photos)
Set the conditions for automatically sending still
images.
Network
settings
[SSID]: Set a 1- to 32-character alphanumeric SSID.
Inputting characters (page 226)
[Auth./encryp.]: Select whether to encrypt
communications. Communications are not encrypted
when [Open] is selected.
[Password]: Set an 8- to 36-character alphanumeric
password.
Inputting characters (page 226)
• To protect your privacy, we recommend that you
change the password regularly.
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Using the menu
The network menu
Option
Wi-Fi
Network
settings
Description
[Channel]: Select the channel used for the Wi-Fi
connection. If the communication quality is poor or
the image upload speed is extremely slow when
using a Wi-Fi connection, try changing the channel.
[Subnet mask]: Use the default setting
([255.255.255.0]) under normal conditions.
[DHCP server IP address]: Use the default setting
([192.168.0.10]) under normal conditions.
Bluetooth
Current
settings
Confirm the current [Network settings] in a list.
Connection
Select [Enable] or [Disable] for Bluetooth
communication.
Paired devices
Display smart devices that have been paired.
You can change the smart device to connect with, or
delete paired smart devices.
• This camera can be paired with up to five smart
devices (only one device can be connected at a
time).
Send while off
Restore default settings
Select [On] or [Off] to set whether the camera
communicates with the smart device when the
camera is off or in standby mode.
Restore all network menu settings to their default
values.
Bluetooth communication indicator and Wi-Fi communication indicator
on the shooting screen
• About the Bluetooth communication indicator
- When the camera is connected to a smart device via Bluetooth, is displayed.
- When the camera is waiting for the connection to a smart device to be reestablished,
flashes. It also flashes when Bluetooth communication is disconnected while
uploading images.
• About the Wi-Fi communication indicator
- When the camera is preparing to connect to a smart device via Wi-Fi, flashes.
- When the camera is connected to a smart device via Wi-Fi, is displayed.
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Using the menu
The network menu
Inputting characters
• Use the multi selector
to select alphanumeric characters on the
keyboard (1). Press the
button to enter the selected character in the text field
(2) and move the cursor to the next space.
• To move the cursor in the text field, select
or
on the keyboard, and press the
button.
• To delete one character, press the button.
• To apply the setting, select
on the keyboard and press the
button.
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Using the menu
The network menu
The setup menu
Time zone and date
Set the camera clock.
button
(setup)
button
Option
Date and
time
Time zone and date
button
Description
Set the date and time.
• Select a field: Press the multi selector
.
. Date and time can also be changed
• Edit the date and time: Press
by rotating the multi selector or command dial.
• Apply the setting: Select the minute field setting and press the
or
Date
format
button
.
Select [Year/Month/Day], [Month/Day/Year], or [Day/Month/Year].
Time zone Set time zone and daylight saving time.
• When [Travel destination] (
) is set after having set the home time
zone ( ), the time difference between the travel destination and the
home time zone is automatically calculated, and the date and time are
saved for the selected region.
Notes about [Date and time]
If the time and location information are set to sync with the auto link feature in the
SnapBridge app, the date and time cannot be set in the camera.
To manually set this option, disable the sync setting in the SnapBridge app.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Setting the time zone
1
Use the multi selector
button.
2
Select [Home time zone] or
press the button.
to select [Time zone] and press the
[Travel destination] and
• The date and time displayed on the screen changes depending on whether the
3
home time zone or travel destination is selected.
Press
.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
4
Use
to select the time zone.
• Press
to enable daylight saving time function, and
is displayed. Press
to
disable the daylight saving time function.
• Press the
button to apply the time zone.
• If the correct time is not displayed for the home or travel destination time zone
setting, set the appropriate time in [Date and time].
Slot empty release lock
Set whether or not the shutter can be released when no memory card is inserted in
the camera.
button
button
(setup)
button
Option
Slot empty release lock
Description
Release
locked
(default
setting)
Unless a memory card is inserted in the camera, the shutter cannot be
released.
Enable
release
Even when no memory card is inserted in the camera, the shutter can be
released. However, [Demo mode] is displayed on the image captured
when no memory card is inserted and the image cannot be saved on a
memory card, although the image is displayed on the screen. Also, the
image cannot be transferred to a smart device.
Monitor settings
Configure settings such as image review and monitor brightness.
button
(setup)
button
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Monitor settings
button
Option
Description
Image review
Set whether or not to display the captured image immediately after
shooting.
Monitor
options
Adjust the monitor brightness and hue.
• Default setting: [On]
EVF options
• Use the multi selector
to adjust brightness,
hue and then press the
button.
• Default setting: Brightness [3], Hue [0]
• Cannot be set when the viewfinder is used.
Adjust the viewfinder brightness and hue.
• Use the multi selector
to adjust brightness,
hue and then press the
button.
• Default setting: Brightness [3], Hue [0]
• Cannot be set when the monitor is used.
View/hide
framing grid*
to adjust
to adjust
Set whether or not to display a boxed guide for framing on the
shooting screen.
• Default setting: [Off]
• The framing grid is not displayed when the enlarged center of the
image is displayed on the screen while using manual focus.
View/hide
histograms*
Set whether or not to display a graph that shows the brightness
distribution in the image on the shooting screen.
Using the histogram (page 118)
• Default setting: [Off]
• In Auto mode and Creative mode, the histogram is displayed only
when the focus-mode selector is set to
.
, , , , or mode and the focus-mode selector is
set to
, the histogram is displayed if the shooting menu
[AF
area mode] is set to a setting other than [Target finding AF]
(default setting). When [Subject tracking] is selected, the
histogram is not displayed during subject tracking.
• The histogram is not displayed in Movie manual mode.
• The histogram is not displayed in [Easy panorama] scene mode.
• When the focus-mode selector is set to
, the histogram is not
displayed while the focus is being set. It is displayed when you press
and lock the focus.
the multi selector
• When in
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Option
Virtual
horizon*
Description
Set whether or not to display a virtual horizon on the shooting screen.
Virtual horizon (page 231)
• Default setting: [Off]
* To display or hide these indicators, press the
selected.
They are not displayed while recording a movie.
(display) button when [On] is
Virtual horizon
You can check the degree of camera tilt in two directions.
• Rolling direction
When the reference line is displayed in yellow, the camera is tilted in the left or
right direction. The reference line changes to green when the camera is level. Each
scale mark represents 5 degrees.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
• Pitching direction
in the center is displayed in yellow, the camera is tilted in the forward
When the
or backward direction. The
changes to green when the camera is level. Each
scale mark represents 10 degrees.
Precision of the virtual horizon
Note that an error becomes large if the camera is tilted forward or backward greatly. If the
camera is tilted to the unmeasurable extent, the graduations of the virtual horizon turns off.
EVF auto toggle
Toggle the EVF (electronic viewfinder) automatically.
button
(setup)
button
Option
EVF auto toggle
button
Description
On
(default
setting)
When you bring your face close to the viewfinder, the eye sensor
responds to it and the display is automatically switched from the
monitor to viewfinder.
Off
Even when you bring your face close to the viewfinder, the display is not
switched to the viewfinder.
Date stamp
The shooting date and time can be stamped on images when shooting.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
button
(setup)
button
Option
Date stamp
button
Description
Date
Date is stamped on images.
Date and time
Date and time are stamped on images.
Off
(default setting)
Date and time are not stamped on images.
Notes about [Date stamp]
• Stamped date and time form a permanent part of image data and cannot be deleted.
The date and time cannot be stamped on images after they have been captured.
• The date and time cannot be stamped in the following situations:
- When in [Bird-watching] mode (when set to [Continuous])
- When the scene mode is set to [Sports], [Night landscape] (when set to [Hand-
held]), [Backlighting] (when [HDR] is set to [On]), [Easy panorama], [Pet portrait]
(when set to [Continuous]), [Multiple exp. Lighten], or [Time-lapse movie]
- When [Image quality] is set to [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW + Normal]
- When [Pre-shooting cache], [Continuous H: 120 fps], or [Continuous H: 60 fps] is
selected for [Continuous]
- When recording movies
- When saving still images during movie recording
- When extracting still images from a movie during movie playback
• The stamped date and time may be difficult to read when using a small image size.
Self-timer: after release
Select whether or not to cancel the self-timer setting after shooting with self-timer.
button
button
(setup)
button
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Self-timer: after release
Option
Description
Exit self-timer
mode
(default setting)
• After shooting with self-timer in Moon mode, the self-timer setting
The self-timer is canceled after shooting.
is [ 3s] (3 seconds). To end self-timer, manually set the self-timer
setting to
.
• [Pet portrait auto release] and [Smile timer] are not canceled.
Stay in self-timer The self-timer photography continues after shooting.
mode
• When the camera is turned off, self-timer is canceled.
Vibration reduction
Select the vibration reduction setting used when shooting.
Select [Off] when using a tripod to stabilize the camera during shooting.
button
(setup)
button
Option
Normal
(default setting)
Active
Normal
(framing first)
Vibration reduction
button
Description
Suited to capturing images of subjects that are not moving.
Suited to capturing images if a relatively large camera shake is likely
to occur, such as when shooting from a car or under poor foothold
conditions.
Compared to the [Normal] setting, you can reduce the amount of
difference between your intended composition and the captured
image.
Active (framing Compared to the [Active] setting, you can reduce the amount of
difference between your intended composition and the captured
first)
image.
Off
Compensation is not performed.
Notes about [Vibration reduction]
• After turning on the camera or after switching from playback mode to shooting mode,
wait until the shooting screen is ready before taking pictures.
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The setup menu
• [Normal] or [Active] is recommended if you are not concerned about the slight
variations in image composition that may occur. The amount of camera shake
compensation is higher than that of [Normal (framing first)] or [Active (framing
first)].
• [Normal (framing first)] is recommended when you intend to significantly change the
direction of the camera while shooting, such as when panning. The camera automatically
detects the panning direction and only compensates for vibration caused by camera
shake.
• Images on the screen may be displayed blurry immediately after shooting.
• Vibration reduction may be unable to completely eliminate the effects of camera shake
in some situations.
AF assist
Allows you to enable or disable the AF-assist illuminator.
button
(setup)
button
Option
Auto
(default
setting)
AF assist
button
Description
The AF-assist illuminator automatically lights up when you press the
shutter-release button under dim lighting. The illuminator has a range of
about 5.0 m (16 ft) at the maximum wide-angle position and about 5.0 m
(16 ft) at the maximum telephoto position.
• Note that for some scene modes or focus areas, the AF-assist illuminator
may not light.
Off
The AF-assist illuminator does not light.
Digital zoom
Set whether to use the digital zoom.
button
(setup)
button
Option
Digital zoom
Description
On
(default setting)
Digital zoom is enabled.
Off
Digital zoom is disabled.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
button
Notes about [Digital zoom]
• Digital zoom cannot be used in the following scene modes:
- [Portrait], [Night portrait], [Backlighting] (when [HDR] is set to [On]), [Easy
panorama], [Pet portrait], [Time-lapse movie]
• Digital zoom cannot be used in other shooting modes when using certain settings.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Assign side zoom control
Choose the zoom speed while recording a movie when the side zoom control is
moved.
button
button
(setup)
button
Assign side zoom control
• You can select [High-speed movie zoom] (default setting), [Mid-speed movie
zoom], or [Low-speed movie zoom].
In Movie manual mode, this setting is applied even before movie recording starts.
Snap-back zoom
Select the size of the area that is temporarily visible when the
button is pressed.
button
(setup)
button
Snap-back zoom
(snap-back zoom)
button
• You can select [Snap back: long] (default setting), [Snap back: medium], or
[Snap back: short].
Assign side dial
Select the option for the side dial when the focus-mode selector is set to
(autofocus).
button
(setup)
button
Option
Exposure
compensation
(default setting)
button
Description
You can set the exposure compensation by using the side dial.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Assign side dial
Option
Description
ISO sensitivity
ISO sensitivity can be set with the side dial when the shooting
mode is , , , , or Movie manual (except when an HS movie
option is selected in [Movie options]).
• Rotate the side dial in shooting mode, rotate the multi selector or
the side dial to select a setting in the displayed screen, and press
button or to apply it.
the
White balance
White balance can be set with the side dial when the shooting
mode is , , , , or Movie manual.
• Rotate the side dial in shooting mode, rotate the multi selector or
the side dial to select a setting in the displayed screen, and press
button or to apply it.
the
Shutter speed
Shutter speed can be selected by rotating the side dial when the
shooting mode is , , or Movie manual.
Aperture
Aperture can be selected by rotating the side dial when the
shooting mode is , , or Movie manual.
None
Disable side dial operation when the focus-mode selector is set to
(autofocus).
AE/AF lock button
Set the function to be performed when the
shooting.
button
(setup)
button
Option
(AE-L/AF-L) button is pressed while
AE/AF lock button
button
Description
AE/AF lock
(default
setting)
Hold down the
button to lock both the focus and exposure. When
recording movies, the focus and exposure remain locked after you
button. To unlock, press the button again.
press the
AE lock only
Hold down the
button to lock the exposure. When recording
movies, the exposure remains locked after you press the
button. To
unlock, press the button again.
AE lock (Hold)
Press the
again.
button to lock the exposure. To unlock, press the button
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Option
Description
AF lock only
Hold down the
button to lock the focus. When recording movies,
button. To unlock,
the focus remains locked after you press the
press the button again.
Sound settings
Set operation sounds.
button
(setup)
button
Option
Button
sound
Sound settings
button
Description
When [On] (default setting) is selected, the camera produces one beep
when operations are performed, two beeps when focus is acquired on the
subject, and three beeps when an error occurs.
• Sounds are disabled when using Bird-watching mode or [Pet portrait]
scene mode.
Shutter
sound
When [On] (default setting) is selected, the shutter sound is produced when
the shutter is released.
• The shutter sound is not produced when using continuous shooting
mode (except [Continuous H] and [Continuous L]), when using
exposure bracketing, when recording movies, when using Bird-watching
mode, or when using [Easy panorama] or [Pet portrait] scene mode.
Auto off
Set the amount of time that elapses before the camera enters standby mode.
button
(setup)
button
Auto off
button
• You can select [30 s], [1 min] (default setting), [5 min], or [30 min].
Setting the auto off function
The time that passes before the camera enters standby mode is fixed in the following
situations:
• When a menu is displayed: 3 minutes (when auto off is set to [30 s] or [1 min])
• When the AC adapter is connected: 30 minutes
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Format card
Use this option to format a memory card.
button
(setup)
button
Format card
button
Formatting the memory cards permanently deletes all data. Data that has
been deleted cannot be recovered. Make sure to save important images to a
computer before formatting.
• To start formatting, select [Format] on the screen that is displayed and press the
button.
• Do not turn the camera off or open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover
during formatting.
• You may not be able to select this setting while a wireless connection is
established.
Language
Select a language for display of camera menus and messages.
button
(setup)
button
Language
button
HDMI
Set the HDMI output of the camera.
You can output the live view image to HDMI-compatible devices without the
information display, or set the output resolution.
• The camera screen does not turn on while the camera is connected to an HDMIcompatible device.
button
(setup)
button
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Using the menu
The setup menu
HDMI
button
Option
Clean
HDMI
output
On
Description
Output the live view image without the information display to
an HDMI-compatible device. Use this option when you want to
record images from the camera to a commercially available
external recorder.
• Rotate the mode dial to Movie manual. In addition, set the
focus-mode selector to
.
• Turn on the camera by using the power switch after
connecting the camera to an HDMI-compatible device.
• The sound that is picked up by the microphone is output to
the HDMI-compatible device.
• When an information display appears on an external recorder
button of the camera several times
monitor, press the
to turn off the information display.
• 4K UHD image quality cannot be output.
• Peaking display, as well as the movie menu [Movie
options] and [Frame rate], are not available while the
camera is connected to an HDMI-compatible device. Still
images cannot be captured with the camera.
• While the camera is connected to an HDMI-compatible
(
movie-record) button on
device, you can press the
the camera to record a movie and save it on the memory card
in the camera. The power-on lamp flashes while the camera is
recording movies.
Off
(default
setting)
HDMI output
Use this option to view captured images. You can also capture
still images or record movies with the camera while viewing the
subject on a TV monitor.
Select the image resolution when [Clean HDMI output] is set
to [On].
• The image resolution setting is fixed at [Auto] when [Clean
HDMI output] is set to [Off].
Notes about connection via HDMI
Wireless communication is not available when the camera and an HDMI-compatible device
are connected. You also cannot use the ML-L7 Remote Control (available separately).
Notes about HDMI output resolution
When [Clean HDMI output] is set to [Off], or when it is set to [On] while [Auto] (default
setting) is selected for [HDMI output], the camera detects the resolution of the output
device and automatically sets the HDMI output resolution.
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The setup menu
Charge by computer
Allows you to set whether or not the battery in the camera is charged when the
camera is connected to a computer.
button
(setup)
button
Charge by computer
button
Option
Description
Auto
(default
setting)
When the camera is connected to a computer that is running (
Transferring images to a computer with ViewNX-i (Nikon Transfer 2) (page
250)), the battery inserted into the camera is automatically charged using
power supplied by the computer.
• The power-on lamp (charge lamp) flashes while the battery is charging.
When charging is complete, the power-on lamp (charge lamp) changes
from flashing to on.
Off
The battery inserted into the camera is not charged when the camera is
connected to a computer.
Notes about charging with a computer
• When connected to a computer, the camera turns on and starts charging. If the camera is
turned off, charging stops.
• About 7 hours and 30 minutes are required to charge a fully exhausted battery. Charging
time increases when images are transferred while the battery is charging.
• The camera turns off automatically if there is no communication with the computer for
30 minutes after the battery has finished charging.
When the power-on lamp (charge lamp) quickly flashes
Charging cannot be performed, possibly due to one of the reasons described below.
• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the battery indoors with an
ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F).
• The USB cable is not connected correctly, or the battery is faulty. Make sure that the USB
cable is connected correctly or replace the battery if necessary.
• The computer is in sleep mode and is not supplying power. Wake up the computer.
• The battery cannot be charged because the computer cannot supply power to the
camera due to the computer’s settings or its specifications.
Image comment
Allows you to attach a comment that was previously registered to images that will be
captured.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
button
(setup)
button
Image comment
button
• You can imprint the attached comment to images that will be sent to a smart
device using the SnapBridge app. You must configure the SnapBridge app in
advance. For details, see the online help for the SnapBridge app (https://
nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
• You can also check the attached comment using ViewNX-i metadata.
Option
Attach
comment
Description
A comment registered with [Input comment] is attached to images.
• Select [Attach comment], press
, and set the check box to on (
).
button is pressed, the comment will be attached to the
When the
images captured afterwards.
Input
comment
You can register a comment of up to 36 alphanumeric characters.
• Select [Input comment], press
, and the input screen is displayed.
Inputting characters (page 226)
Notes about [Image comment]
Image comments cannot be attached to movies.
Copyright information
Allows you to attach the copyright information that was previously registered to
images that will be captured.
button
button
(setup)
button
Copyright information
• You can imprint the attached copyright information to images that will be sent to a
smart device using the SnapBridge app. You must configure the SnapBridge app in
advance. For details, see the online help for the SnapBridge app (https://
nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
• You can also check the attached copyright information using ViewNX-i metadata.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Option
Attach
copyright
info
Description
Copyright information registered with [Artist] and [Copyright] is
attached to images.
• Select [Attach copyright info], press
, and set the check box to on
). When the
button is pressed, the copyright information will
(
be attached to the images captured afterwards.
Artist
You can register an artist name of up to 36 alphanumeric characters.
• Select [Artist], press
, and the input screen is displayed.
Inputting characters (page 226)
Copyright
You can register a copyright owner name of up to 54 alphanumeric
characters.
• Select [Copyright], press
, and the input screen is displayed.
Inputting characters (page 226)
Notes about [Copyright information]
• To prevent illegal use of artist names and copyright owner names when lending or
transferring ownership of the camera, make sure to disable the [Attach copyright info]
setting. Also, make sure that the artist name and copyright owner name are blank.
• Nikon is not responsible for any kind of trouble or damage resulting from the use of
[Copyright information].
• Copyright information cannot be attached to movies.
Copyright information display
When copyright information is entered for both [Artist] and [Copyright], only the
Copyright entry is imprinted to the images in the SnapBridge app.
Location data
Set whether or not to add shooting location information to the images that you take.
button
(setup)
button
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Using the menu
The setup menu
Location data
button
Option
Description
Record location
data
Select [Yes] to add location information from a smart device to the
images that you take. Enable the location information function of the
SnapBridge app.
Position
Display the obtained location information.
Toggle Av/Tv selection
Change which controls to use for setting the exposure in the following shooting
modes.
• , , , , ,
(Movie manual) mode
• [Multiple exp. Lighten] scene mode (when [Nightscape + light trails] or
[Fireworks] is set)
button
button
(setup)
button
Option
Toggle Av/Tv selection
Description
Do not toggle
selection
(default setting)
Use the command dial to set the flexible program or shutter speed
(Tv), and the multi selector to set the f-number (Av).
Toggle selection
Use the multi selector to set the flexible program or shutter speed
(Tv), and the command dial to set the f-number (Av).
Reset file numbering
Reset file numbering.
button
button
(setup)
button
Reset file numbering
• When [Yes] is selected, a new folder is created and the file number for the next
image captured starts with “0001.”
Notes about [Reset file numbering]
[Reset file numbering] cannot be applied when the folder number reaches 999 and there
are images in the folder. Change the memory card, or use [Format card (page 239)] to
format the memory card.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
• [Reset file numbering] cannot be performed when the write-protect switch on the
memory card is in the “lock” position. Slide the write-protect switch to the “write”
position.
Inserting the battery and memory card (page 39), Memory cards (page 288)
Folders for storing files
Still images and movies shot or recorded with this camera are saved in folders of the
memory card.
• Sequential numbers are added to folder names in ascending order, starting with “100”
and ending with “999” (the folder names are not displayed on the camera).
• A new folder is created in the following situations:
- When the number of files in a folder reaches 999
- When a file in a folder is numbered “9999”
- When [Reset file numbering] is performed
• A new folder is created each time a series of images are captured using interval timer
shooting, and the images are saved in that folder with file numbers starting with “0001.”
Peaking
When operating manual focus, focusing is assisted by highlighting areas that are in
focus in white on the image displayed on the screen.
button
(setup)
button
Option
Peaking
button
Description
On
(default setting)
Peaking is enabled.
Off
Peaking is disabled.
Notes about peaking
After turning on the camera or after switching from playback mode to shooting mode,
peaking display is disabled.
Rotate the side dial or press the multi selector .
Using manual focus (page 113)
Peaking (page 115)
Reset all
Allows you to reset the camera’s settings to their default values.
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Using the menu
The setup menu
button
(setup)
button
Reset all
button
When [Reset] is selected, the camera’s settings are restored to their default values.
• The network menu settings are also restored to their default values.
To use the SnapBridge app, unpair in SnapBridge and then pair again.
Connecting to a smart device (page 223)
To use the ML-L7 Remote Control, pair it again.
Pairing the camera and remote control (page 264)
• Some settings, such as [Time zone and date] or [Language], are not reset. User
settings that were saved in of the mode dial are not reset. To reset these settings,
use [Reset user settings].
Resetting (user settings) mode (page 72)
• You may not be able to select this setting while a wireless connection is
established.
Resetting file numbering
To reset file numbering to “0001”, delete all images saved on the memory card before
selecting [Reset all]. [Reset file numbering (page 244)] can also be used to reset to
“0001”.
Conformity marking
View the conformity markings that the camera complies with.
button
(setup)
button
Conformity marking
button
Firmware version
View the current camera firmware version.
button
(setup)
button
Firmware version
button
• You may not be able to select this setting while a wireless connection is
established.
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The setup menu
Connecting the camera to a TV or
computer
Viewing images on a TV ................................................................................................. 248
Transferring images to a computer ............................................................................250
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Viewing images on a TV
You can connect the camera to a TV with a commercially available HDMI cable to
view images and movies captured with the camera on the TV.
Notes about connecting the camera to a TV
• Make sure that the camera battery is sufficiently charged. If the EH-5d AC Adapter and
the EP-5C Power Connector (both available separately) are used, this camera can be
powered from an electrical outlet. Do not, under any circumstances, use an AC adapter
other than the EH-5d. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or
damage to the camera.
• For information about the connection methods and subsequent operations, refer to the
documentation included with the TV in addition to this document.
1
2
Turn off the camera.
Use a commercially available HDMI cable to connect the
camera’s HDMI micro connector (Type D) and the TV’s HDMI
input port.
• Check the shape and direction of the plugs and do not insert or remove the plugs at
an angle.
3
Set the TV’s input to external input.
• See the documentation provided with your TV for details.
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Viewing images on a TV
4
Press and hold down the
camera.
(playback) button to turn on the
• Images are displayed on the TV.
• The camera screen does not turn on.
• When you turn on the camera using the power switch, the shooting screen is
displayed on the TV. To show the captured images and movies on the TV, press the
button to enter playback mode.
Notes about connecting the HDMI cable
When using a USB cable, the camera cannot perform HDMI output to the TV.
Playing back 4K movies
To play back movies that are recorded with [2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD)
in 4K UHD image quality, use a television and HDMI cable that are compatible with 4K. Also,
[HDMI]
[Clean HDMI output]
[Off].
select the setup menu
• When playing back 4K movies on certain TVs, the first few seconds may not be displayed
because it takes some time for the TV to adjust the display to match the output from the
camera.
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Viewing images on a TV
Transferring images to a computer
You can transfer images and movies to a computer for viewing and editing.
Installing ViewNX-i
ViewNX-i is Nikon software that enables you to transfer images and movies to your
computer for viewing and editing.
To install ViewNX-i, download the latest version of the ViewNX-i installer from the
following website and follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.
https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
For system requirements and other information, see the Nikon website for your
region.
Capture NX-D
Use Nikon’s Capture NX-D software to fine-tune photos or to change settings for RAW
pictures and save them in other formats. Download the software from the website at the
URL below.
https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com
Transferring images to a computer with ViewNX-i
(Nikon Transfer 2)
For more information about using ViewNX-i and Nikon Transfer 2, refer to ViewNX-i
help.
• The items displayed on your computer screen may change when you update the
version of your operating system or software.
Notes about connecting the camera to a computer
• Disconnect all other USB-powered devices from the computer. Connecting the camera
and other USB-powered devices to the same computer simultaneously may cause a
camera malfunction or excessive power supply from the computer, which could damage
the camera or memory card.
• Make sure that the camera battery is sufficiently charged. If the EH-5d AC Adapter and
the EP-5C Power Connector (both available separately) are used, this camera can be
powered from an electrical outlet. Do not, under any circumstances, use an AC adapter
other than the EH-5d. Failure to observe this precaution could result in overheating or
damage to the camera.
• Operation is not guaranteed if the camera is connected to the computer via a USB hub.
• For information about the connection methods and subsequent operations, refer to the
documentation included with the computer in addition to this document.
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Transferring images to a computer
1
Prepare a memory card that contains images.
• You can use any of the methods below to transfer images from the memory card to
a computer.
- SD memory card slot/card reader: Insert the memory card into the card slot of
your computer or the card reader (commercially available) that is connected to
the computer.
- Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the memory card is
inserted in the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the USB cable.
Check the shape and direction of the plugs and do not insert or remove the plugs
at an angle.
The camera automatically turns on.
2
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program,
select Nikon Transfer 2.
• Nikon Transfer 2 is image transfer software that is installed together with ViewNX-i.
•
Selecting a program to start (page 252)
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Transferring images to a computer
3
After Nikon Transfer 2 starts, click [Start Transfer].
• Image transfer begins. When image transfer is complete, ViewNX-i starts and the
transferred images are displayed.
• If the memory card contains a large number of images, it may take a while for Nikon
4
Transfer 2 to start and for thumbnails to be displayed. Wait until Nikon Transfer 2
starts.
• If ViewNX-i does not start and images are displayed in another application, set
ViewNX-i as the application that starts after file transfer in the [Preferences] screen
of Nikon Transfer 2. Check the ViewNX-i help for details.
Terminate the connection.
• If you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the
computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the
memory card and then remove the memory card from the card reader or card slot.
• If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera off and disconnect the
USB cable.
Selecting a program to start
If you refer to “ Transferring images to a computer with ViewNX-i (Nikon Transfer 2) (page
250)” to connect the camera to a computer and a message is displayed prompting you to
select a program, follow the steps below to select Nikon Transfer 2.
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Transferring images to a computer
• In Windows 10 or Windows 8.1
Click the dialog and then click [Import File/Nikon Transfer 2].
• In OS X or macOS
If Nikon Transfer 2 does not automatically start, launch the [Image Capture] application
that comes bundled with Mac while the camera and your computer are connected, and
select Nikon Transfer 2 as the default application to open when the camera is connected
to your computer.
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Transferring images to a computer
Accessories
List of accessories ............................................................................................................. 255
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector ....................................................258
Speedlights (external flash units) ................................................................................259
ML-L7 Remote Control .................................................................................................... 261
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Accessories
List of accessories
Aside from the included accessories, you can use the following available accessories.
Type
Product name
Battery charger MH-29 Battery Charger
Charging time is about 3 hours for a fully exhausted battery.
AC adapter
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector (page 258)
Accessory shoe
cover
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
Protects the accessory shoe.
Speedlight
(external flash
unit)
See “ Speedlights (external flash units) (page 259)” for information
on compatible Speedlights and how to use them.
Filter
67mm screw-on filter (Nikon product)
Protects the lens. When you use the built-in flash with the filter
attached, the image periphery may appear dark.
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List of accessories
Type
External
microphone
Product name
• ME-1 Stereo Microphone
• ME-W1 Wireless Microphone:
Connect the audio cable (included with the wireless microphone)
to the headphone jack of the receiver and the external microphone
connector (1) of the camera. See the documentation provided
with the ME-W1 for more information.
Remote control MC-DC2 Remote Cord
accessories
You can use the MC-DC2 to release the shutter when it is connected
to the accessory terminal.
WR-R10, WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller:
When the WR-R10 or WR-1 is connected to the accessory terminal on
COOLPIX P950 as a receiver, the shutter can be released wirelessly. Use
the WR-T10 Wireless Remote Controller or another WR-1 as a
transmitter.
• The WR-T10 or WR-1 cannot be used to change the settings of
COOLPIX P950. The
button on the WR-T10 or WR-1 cannot be
used.
• If a WR-1 is connected to COOLPIX P950, the LED on the WR-1 that
indicates exposure does not light up.
• A WR-R10 or WR-1 connected to COOLPIX P950 cannot be used as a
transmitter. The shutter-release button on COOLPIX P950 cannot be
used to release the shutter of multiple cameras.
• A WR-R10 connected to COOLPIX P950 cannot be used to remotely
operate SB-5000 Speedlight and fire the flash.
ML-L7 Remote Control
ML-L7 Remote Control (page 261)
Sight
DF-M1 Dot Sight
Sight that assists with framing when shooting in a telephoto position,
where it is easy to lose sight of the subject.
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List of accessories
Accessories
• Availability may vary with country or region.
• See our website or brochures for the latest information.
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List of accessories
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector
When the power connector is inserted into the camera and the AC adapter is
connected, the camera can be powered from an electrical outlet. The AC adapter and
the power connector are available separately.
Attaching the EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power
Connector
1
2
Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover, and remove
the battery.
Open the power connector cover (1), and insert the power
connector with the positive and negative terminals oriented
correctly (3).
• Fully insert the power connector cable into the slot in the battery chamber (4), and
3
close the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. If part of the cable protrudes
from the slots, the cover or cable may be damaged when the cover is closed.
Insert the DC plug of the AC Adapter into the DC plug connector
of the Power Connector.
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Accessories
EH-5d AC Adapter and EP-5C Power Connector
Speedlights (external flash units)
The following Speedlights can be used with the camera. The standard i-TTL flash
function is available.
• SB-5000, SB-700, SB-500
Attaching the Speedlight
• Do not raise the built-in flash.
• Refer to the manual provided with your Speedlight for information about attaching
the Speedlight.
• Attempting to attach an accessory that does not support this camera may damage
the camera and the accessory.
Notes about the built-in flash
The built-in flash of this camera cannot be used when a Speedlight is attached.
Do not raise the built-in flash when a Speedlight is attached. Doing so may cause it to hit
the Speedlight, resulting in product damage.
Use only Nikon flash accessories
Use only Nikon Speedlights. Flash units of other manufacturers (with voltages over 250 V
applied to the camera’s X sync contact, or causing short circuit at the accessory shoe
contact) could not only prevent normal operation, but damage the sync circuitry of the
camera or flash.
Notes about using Speedlights (external flash units)
If vignetting appears in the captured image, try to put some distance between the camera
and the subject or remove the lens hood.
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Functions that can be used in combination with the Speedlight
i-TTL
i-TTL balanced fill-flash
SB-5000
SB-700
SB-500
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Standard
i-TTL flash
AA
Auto aperture flash
A
Non-TTL auto flash
M
Manual flash
GN
Distance-priority manual flash
RPT
Repeating flash
–
–
–
–
–
Red-eye reduction
Notes about i-TTL flash
• The monitor preflashes are fired to measure the reflecting light from a subject in order to
adjust the flash output of the Speedlight.
- Standard i-TTL flash: The flash output is adjusted to achieve proper exposure according
to the brightness of the main subject without consideration of the background light.
This setting is optimal for taking images with emphasis on the main subjects.
• When shooting using i-TTL flash, set the flash control mode of the Speedlight to i-TTL
before taking pictures.
Notes about Speedlights
• This camera does not support flash color information communication, Auto FP High•
•
•
•
Speed Sync, FV lock, AF-assist illumination for multi-point AF, or the wireless lighting
function when using Speedlights.
When using the power zoom function with the SB-5000 or SB-700, the zoom head
position is automatically set depending on the focal length of the lens.
When using a Speedlight, the image periphery may appear dark if the zoom is at the
wide-angle position. In such cases, use the wide panel of the SB-5000 or SB-700.
When set to STBY (standby), the Speedlight turns on and off at the same time as the
camera. Confirm on the Speedlight that the flash-ready indicators are on.
Refer to the documentation provided with your Speedlight for more information.
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ML-L7 Remote Control
You can pair ( Pairing the camera and remote control (page 264)) the separately
available ML-L7 Remote Control with the camera, and use it to operate the camera.
The operations described in “ Parts and functions of the remote control (for
COOLPIX P950) (page 262)” can be performed when shooting with this camera.
• The camera can only be paired with one remote control at a time. When the
camera is paired with a different remote control, only the most recent paired
remote control is enabled.
• Refer to the User’s Manual provided with the ML-L7 Remote Control.
Notes about connection via HDMI
The remote control cannot be used when the camera and an HDMI-compatible device are
connected. Disconnect the connection with the HDMI-compatible device.
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Parts and functions of the remote control (for COOLPIX P950)
Parts
Function
1 – button/+
button
Zooms out when the – button is pressed and zooms in when the +
button is pressed, while the shooting screen is displayed.
2 Movie
recording
button
Starts recording a movie when the button is pressed, and stops
recording when pressed again.
3 Power button
Press the button to turn on the remote control and search for a
camera that has already been paired. Press and hold the button (for
at least 3 seconds) to search for a new pairing camera. To turn off
the remote control, press the button again.
4 Status lamp
Indicates the remote control status or shooting session status,
based on the color and behavior of the lamp.
Status lamp on the remote control (for COOLPIX P950) (page
263)
5 Shutterrelease
button
Functions similarly to the shutter-release button on the camera.
• Half-press and press-and-hold operations are not available.
• When using the self-timer, you can press the button during the
countdown to cancel shooting.
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Parts
6 Multi selector
Function
• Functions similarly to the multi selector on the camera, enabling
you to configure settings on the shooting screen, such as the
flash mode, self-timer, focus mode, and exposure compensation.
Flash mode (page 99), Self-timer (page 102), Available
focus modes (page 107), Exposure compensation (page 117)
With some shooting modes and menu settings, it is possible to
adjust the effect or move the focus area.
AF area mode (page 191)
.
• When using manual focus, the focus can be adjusted with
Using manual focus (page 113)
7
(apply
selection)
button
8
1 (Function • If you press the
1 or
2 button in , , , , or
you can quickly configure the pre-saved menu options.
1) / 2
(Function 2)
Using the
(function) button (page 121)
buttons
Applies the selected item.
When adjusting manual focus, press this button to stop focusing.
mode,
Status lamp on the remote control (for COOLPIX P950)
Color
Status
Description
Green
Flashing about every
second
Remote control is searching for a camera that has
already been paired.
Green
Flashing quickly (about
every 0.5 seconds)
Pairing process is being performed.
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Color
Green
Status
Flashing about every 3
seconds
Description
Connection is established between remote
control and camera.
Orange Flashes once
Still image shooting starts.
Orange Flashes twice
End still image shooting (e.g. shooting with the
Time setting).
Red
Flashes once
Movie recording starts.
Red
Flashes twice
Movie recording ends.
Pairing the camera and remote control
Before using the remote control for the first time, it must be paired with the camera.
1
2
3
4
Press the
button on the camera.
Press the multi selector , use
and press the button.
to select
Select [Choose connection], and press the
Select [Remote control], and press the
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ML-L7 Remote Control
(network menu),
button.
button.
5
Select [Connection to remote], and press the
button.
• Pairing is enabled and the camera waits for the connection to be established.
• If you cannot select [Connection to remote], set the following in the network
menu.
6
- [Airplane mode]: [Off]
- [Bluetooth] [Connection]
[Enable]
Press and hold (for at least 3 seconds) the power button on the
remote control.
• Pairing starts for the camera and remote control. During the process, the status lamp
on the remote control flashes about every 0.5 seconds.
• When pairing is complete, a connection is established between the camera and the
remote control. When you enter shooting mode,
screen.
is displayed on the shooting
• If a pairing failure message is displayed, perform the procedure again from step 5.
Switching the connection to a smart device
• In the Network menu of the camera [Choose connection (page 224)], switch
the connection from [Remote control] to [Smart device].
• When the SnapBridge app is launched on your smart device, and a connection is
reestablished between the camera and smart device, on the shooting screen
flashes and then turns on again (if a smart device is paired).
• For connections or use of the SnapBridge app, see the online help of the
SnapBridge app (https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
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If there is a problem
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Error messages ...................................................................................................................280
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If there is a problem
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check the following before consulting
your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
• Turning off the camera once may solve the issue.
• If you cannot find a relevant entry, also check “ Error messages (page 280)” or the
Nikon website for your region.
Power, display, settings
The camera is on but does not respond.
• Wait for recording to end.
• If the problem persists, turn the camera off.
If the camera does not turn off, remove and reinsert the battery or batteries or, if
you are using an AC adapter, disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter. Note that
although any data currently being recorded will be lost, data that have already
been recorded will not be affected by removing or disconnecting the power
source.
The camera cannot be turned on.
The battery is exhausted.
Charging the battery (page 41),
The battery (page 286)
The camera turns off without warning.
• The camera automatically turns off to save power (auto off function).
The auto off function (page 51)
• The camera and battery may not work properly at low temperatures.
The battery (page 286)
• The inside of the camera has become hot. Leave the camera off until the inside of
the camera has cooled, and then try turning it on again.
The monitor or viewfinder is blank.
• The camera is off.
Camera setup (page 44)
• The battery is exhausted.
Charging the battery (page 41), The battery (page 286)
• The camera automatically turns off to save power (auto off function).
The auto off function (page 51)
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If there is a problem
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• You cannot turn on both the monitor and viewfinder at the same time. It may take
a while to switch between the monitor and viewfinder.
• The camera is connected to a TV or computer.
• Interval timer shooting, [Multiple exp. Lighten] scene mode (when [Star trails] is
set) shooting, or time-lapse movie shooting is in progress, or the camera is
capturing images with a long time-exposure using the Bulb setting or Time setting.
The camera becomes hot.
The camera may become hot when used for an extended period of time such as to
shoot movies, or when used in a hot environment; this is not a malfunction.
The battery inserted in the camera cannot be charged.
• Confirm all connections.
Charging the battery (page 41)
• The camera may not charge when connected to a computer for any of the reasons
described below.
- The setup menu [Charge by computer (page 241)] is set to [Off].
- If the camera is turned off, charging stops.
- Battery charging is not possible if the camera’s display language and date and
time have not been set, or the date and time were reset after the camera’s clock
battery was exhausted. Use the Charging AC Adapter to charge the battery.
- Battery charging may stop when the computer enters sleep mode.
- Depending on the computer specifications, settings, and status, battery charging
may not be possible.
The monitor is hard to see.
• Adjust the screen brightness.
Monitor options (page 230)
• The surrounding area is too bright.
- Move to a darker place.
- Use the viewfinder.
Switching between the monitor and viewfinder (page 54)
The viewfinder is hard to see.
• Adjust the diopter of the viewfinder.
Diopter adjustment of the viewfinder (page 54)
• Adjust the viewfinder brightness.
EVF options (page 230)
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If there is a problem
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flashes on the screen.
• The camera clock has not been set. Set the date and time in the setup menu
[Time zone and date (page 227)].
• If the camera clock has not been set, images and movies saved before the clock is
set are dated “00/00/0000 00:00” and “01/01/2020 00:00” respectively.
Date and time of recording are not correct.
Set the date and time in the setup menu [Time zone and date (page 227)]. The
camera clock is not as accurate as ordinary watches or clocks. Periodically compare
the time of the camera clock with that of a more accurate timepiece and reset as
required.
No information displayed on the screen.
Shooting and photo information may be hidden. Press the
button until
information is displayed.
Switching the information displayed on the screen (
button) (page 32)
[Date stamp] not available.
The camera clock has not been set. Set the date and time in the setup menu
[Time zone and date (page 227)].
Date not stamped on images even when [Date stamp] is
enabled.
• The current shooting mode does not support [Date stamp].
Notes about [Date stamp] (page 233)
• A function that restricts the [Date stamp] function is enabled.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
• The date cannot be stamped on movies.
Screen for setting time zone and date is displayed when the
camera is turned on.
The camera settings reset.
The clock battery is exhausted; all settings were restored to their default values.
Configure the camera settings again.
The internal clock battery is used to power the camera clock and to retain certain
settings. Charging time of the clock battery takes about 10 hours when you insert the
battery into the camera or connect the AC adapter (available separately) to the
camera, and the clock battery operates for several days even after the camera battery
is removed.
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[Reset file numbering] cannot be done.
• Although a new folder is created on the memory card by resetting file numbering,
etc., if the sequential number of a folder name (which is not displayed on the
camera) reaches the upper limit (“999”), reset is not possible. Change the memory
card, or use the setup menu [Format card (page 239)] to format the memory
card.
• The write-protect switch is locked. Slide the write-protect switch to the “write”
position.
Inserting the battery and memory card (page 39), Memory cards (page 288)
The camera makes sound.
When [Autofocus mode] is set to [Full-time AF] or while in some shooting modes,
the camera may produce an audible focusing sound.
Autofocus mode (still images) (page 196), Autofocus mode (movies) (page 206)
The EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery cannot be used.
You cannot use the EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery. Use EN-EL20a.
Shooting
Cannot switch to shooting mode.
Disconnect the USB cable.
Cannot take pictures or record movies.
• When the camera is in playback mode, press the
button, shutter-release
button, or
( ) button.
The camera body (page 17)
• When menus are displayed, press the
button.
The camera body (page 17)
• When shooting in [Night portrait] or [Backlighting] (with [HDR] set to [Off])
scene mode, raise the built-in flash.
Using the built-in flash (page 52)
• The built-in flash is charging while is flashing. Wait until charging is complete.
The flash-ready indicator (page 100)
• Insert a memory card with sufficient free space into the camera.
• The battery is exhausted.
Charging the battery (page 41), The battery (page 286)
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If there is a problem
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The camera cannot focus.
• The subject is too close. Try shooting using the following.
•
•
•
•
•
- [Close-up (page 86)] scene mode
- [Macro close-up] focus mode
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
Incorrect focus mode setting. Check or change the setting.
Selecting the focus mode (page 106)
The subject is hard to focus on.
Subjects not suitable for autofocus (page 111)
Select the setup menu [AF assist (page 235)] [Auto].
Subject is not in focus area when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
The focus-mode selector is set to
(manual focus).
- To shoot using autofocus, set the focus-mode selector to
- To shoot using manual focus, focus manually.
(autofocus).
Using manual focus (page 113)
• Turn the camera off and then on again.
• The camera may move slightly when operated, even if it is attached to a tripod,
which may interfere with the autofocus.
Colored stripes appear on the screen when shooting.
Colored stripes may appear when shooting subjects with repeating patterns (such as
window blinds); this is not a malfunction.
The colored stripes will not appear in captured images or recorded movies. However,
when using [Continuous H: 120 fps] or [HS 480/4×], the colored stripes may be
seen in the captured images and recorded movies.
Images are blurred.
• Use the flash.
Flash mode (page 99)
• Use the vibration reduction feature. You can also use [Electronic VR] when
recording movies.
Electronic VR (page 207), Vibration reduction (page 234)
• Use a tripod to stabilize the camera (using the self-timer setting of [ 10s] (10
seconds) at the same time is more effective).
Using a tripod (page 51), Self-timer (page 102)
Bright specks appear in images captured with flash.
The flash is reflecting off particles in the air. Lower the built-in flash.
Using the built-in flash (page 52)
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Flash does not fire.
• The built-in flash is lowered.
Using the built-in flash (page 52)
• A shooting mode where the flash cannot fire is selected.
Default settings (flash, self-timer, and focus mode) (page 119), Functions that
cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
• A function that restricts the flash is enabled.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Digital zoom cannot be used.
• The setup menu [Digital zoom (page 235)] [Off] is selected.
• Digital zoom cannot be used with certain shooting modes or when using certain
settings in other functions.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127),
Digital zoom (page 235)
[Image size] not available.
• A function that restricts the [Image size] option is enabled.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
• When the scene mode is set to [Easy panorama (page 89)], the image size is
fixed.
No sound when the shutter is released.
• The setup menu [Sound settings (page 238)] [Shutter sound] [Off] is
selected. No sound is produced with some shooting modes or settings, even when
[On] is selected.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
AF-assist illuminator does not light.
The setup menu [AF assist (page 235)] [Off] is selected. AF-assist illuminator
may not light depending on the position of the focus area or the current scene
mode, even when [Auto] is selected.
Images appear smeared.
The lens is dirty. Clean the lens.
Cleaning and storage (page 290)
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Colors are unnatural.
White balance or hue is not adjusted properly.
Food (page 87), White balance (page 181)
Randomly spaced bright pixels (“noise”) appear in image.
The subject is dark and the shutter speed is too slow, or ISO sensitivity is too high.
Noise can be reduced by:
• Using the flash
Flash mode (page 99)
• Specifying a lower ISO sensitivity setting
ISO sensitivity (page 189)
Bright spots appear in image.
When shooting at a slow shutter speed in multiple exposure mode, noise (bright
spots) may appear in saved images.
Images are too dark (underexposed).
• The flash window is blocked.
The camera body (page 17)
• The subject is beyond the range of the flash. Check the range of the flash.
Specifications (page 292)
• Adjust exposure compensation.
Exposure compensation (page 117)
• Increase ISO sensitivity.
ISO sensitivity (page 189)
• The subject is backlit.
- Use the flash.
Flash mode (page 99)
- Try the [Backlighting (page 88)] scene mode.
Images are too bright (overexposed).
Adjust exposure compensation.
Exposure compensation (page 117)
Skin tones are not softened.
• In some shooting conditions, facial skin tones may not be softened.
• For images containing four or more faces, try using the playback menu
softening (page 213)] after shooting.
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If there is a problem
Troubleshooting
[Skin
Saving images takes time.
It may take more time to save images in the following situations:
• When the noise reduction function is in operation
• When capturing images in the following scene modes:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
- [Noise reduction burst] in [Landscape] or [Close-up]
- [Hand-held] in [Night landscape]
- [HDR] is set to [On] in [Backlighting]
- [Easy panorama]
When using the Bulb setting or Time setting to capture images with a long timeexposure
When the shooting menu [Continuous] is set to [Continuous H], [Preshooting cache], [Continuous H: 120 fps], or [Continuous H: 60 fps]
When using [Smile timer] while shooting
When using Active D-Lighting while shooting
When using multiple exposure while shooting
When [Image quality] is set to [RAW], [RAW + Fine], or [RAW + Normal]
When capturing still images while recording a movie with [Movie options] set to
[2160/30p] or [2160/25p]
A ring-shaped belt or rainbow-colored stripe appears on the
screen or images.
When shooting with backlighting or when a very strong light source (such as
sunlight) is in the frame, a ring-shaped belt or rainbow-colored stripe (ghosting) may
occur. Change the position of the light source, or frame the picture so that the light
source does not enter the frame, and try again.
Menu items cannot be selected (displayed in gray).
Set features do not work.
• Some menus are not available while a wireless connection is established. Stop the
wireless connection.
• Some functions cannot be used with other menu settings.
Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting (page 127)
Playback, editing
File cannot be played back.
• This camera may not be able to play back images saved with another make or
model of digital camera.
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• This camera cannot play back RAW images or movies saved with another make or
model of digital camera.
• This camera may not be able to play back data edited on a computer.
• Files cannot be played back during interval timer shooting.
• The memory card contains no images.
Cannot zoom in on image.
• Playback zoom cannot be used with movies.
• This camera may not be able to zoom in on images captured with another make or
model of digital camera.
• When zooming in on a small-sized image, the magnification rate shown on the
screen may differ from the actual magnification rate of the image.
Cannot edit images.
• Some images cannot be edited. Images that have already been edited may not be
edited again.
Before editing images (page 142)
• There is not enough free space on the memory card.
• This camera is unable to edit images captured with other cameras.
• Editing functions used for images are not available for movies.
Cannot rotate image.
This camera cannot rotate images captured with another make or model of digital
camera.
TVs, computers, printers
Images are not displayed on the TV.
• A computer is connected to the camera.
• The memory card contains no images.
Nikon Transfer 2 does not start when the camera is connected
to a computer.
• The camera is off.
• The battery is exhausted.
Charge by computer (page 241)
• The USB cable is not correctly connected.
Transferring images to a computer with ViewNX-i (Nikon Transfer 2) (page 250)
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If there is a problem
Troubleshooting
• The camera is not recognized by the computer.
• The computer is not set to start Nikon Transfer 2 automatically. For more
information about Nikon Transfer 2, refer to ViewNX-i help.
Images saved in the camera are not displayed on a connected
smart device or computer.
If the number of images saved on a memory card in the camera exceeds 10,000,
images captured thereafter may not be displayed in a connected device.
• Reduce the number of images saved on the memory card. Copy the necessary
images to a computer, etc.
Cannot connect to a printer.
This camera does not support printer connections.
Printing still images (page 143)
Smart devices, SnapBridge app, ML-L7 Remote Control
• For more information about the SnapBridge app, see also the online help for the
SnapBridge app (https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
• For more information about the ML-L7 Remote Control (available separately), see
the User’s Manual provided with the remote control.
Cannot select [Connect to smart device].
Cannot pair with a smart device using [Connect to smart
device].
• When establishing a wireless connection for the first time, refer to the online help
for the SnapBridge app (https://nikonimglib.com/snbr/onlinehelp/en/index.html).
• Use a sufficiently charged battery.
• Insert a memory card with sufficient free space into the camera.
• Disconnect the HDMI cable or USB cable.
• Set the following in the [Network menu (page 223)] in the camera.
[Airplane mode]: [Off]
[Choose connection]: [Smart device]
[Bluetooth] [Connection]: [Enable]
• Enable Bluetooth and the location data functions on the smart device.
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If there is a problem
Troubleshooting
Paired smart devices are not connected through Bluetooth
automatically.
• Set the following in the [Network menu (page 223)] in the camera.
[Airplane mode]: [Off]
[Choose connection]: [Smart device]
[Bluetooth] [Connection]: [Enable]
• If the camera is paired with multiple smart devices, select the smart device you
want to connect in the [Network menu (page 223)] [Bluetooth] [Paired
devices] in the camera.
• After performing the setup menu [Reset all] or [Network menu (page 223)]
[Restore default settings] in the camera, unpair in SnapBridge and then pair
again.
• If multiple cameras are registered in the SnapBridge app, switch to the camera you
want to connect using the SnapBridge app.
Cannot upload images to a smart device that is connected with
the SnapBridge app.
• You can upload automatically through the auto link feature only when connected
through Bluetooth. To upload automatically, set the following.
In the camera, [Network menu (page 223)] [Send while shooting] [Still
images]: [Yes]
tab [Auto link] [Auto download]: Enable
SnapBridge app
If the [Network menu (page 223)] [Bluetooth] [Send while off] [Off]
is selected in the camera, change the setting to [On] or turn on the camera.
• When there is a large number of images to upload during Bluetooth
communication, communication may be disconnected while uploading. Image
upload resumes after a while if the camera’s [Network menu (page 223)]
[Bluetooth] [Send while off] is set to [On]. To resume quickly, turn the camera
off and then on again.
• Insert a memory card into the camera.
• You may not be able to upload images or uploading may be canceled while the
camera is being operated.
Cannot download the original files of still images on the smart
device that is connected with the SnapBridge app.
For [Send while shooting] and [Mark for upload] in the camera, still images are
uploaded at an image size of up to 2 megapixels. To upload original files, use
[Download pictures] in the SnapBridge app.
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Cannot perform remote photography from a smart device that
is connected with the SnapBridge app.
• You cannot perform remote photography without a memory card inserted into the
camera. Insert the memory card.
• You may not be able to perform remote photography while the camera is being
operated.
Communication quality is poor or image upload speed is
extremely slow when using a Wi-Fi connection with the
SnapBridge app.
On the camera, try changing the channel in the [Network menu (page 223)]
[Wi-Fi] [Network settings].
Images saved in the camera are not displayed on a connected
smart device or computer.
If the number of images saved on a memory card in the camera exceeds 10,000,
images captured thereafter may not be displayed in a connected device.
• Reduce the number of images saved on the memory card. Copy the necessary
images to a computer, etc.
Cannot select [Connection to remote].
Cannot use [Connection to remote] to pair with the ML-L7
Remote Control.
• Use a sufficiently charged battery.
• Set the following in the [Network menu (page 223)] in the camera.
[Choose connection]: [Remote control]
[Airplane mode]: [Off]
[Bluetooth] [Connection]: [Enable]
The camera does not respond when operating the ML-L7
Remote Control.
• The camera is not connected to the ML-L7 Remote Control (available separately).
Press the power button on the remote control to establish the connection. If is
not displayed on the shooting screen, perform pairing again.
Pairing the camera and remote control (page 264)
• The remote control can be used only for shooting operations or
button
operations.
ML-L7 Remote Control (page 261)
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If there is a problem
Troubleshooting
• The remote control cannot be used when the camera and an HDMI-compatible
device are connected. Disconnect the connection with the HDMI-compatible
device.
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If there is a problem
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Error messages
Check the following if an error message is displayed.
• If you cannot find a relevant entry, also check “
Troubleshooting (page 267)”.
Battery temperature is elevated. The camera will turn off.
The camera will turn off to prevent overheating.
The camera turns off automatically. Wait until the camera or battery temperature has
cooled before resuming use.
Memory card is write protected.
The write-protect switch is locked. Unlock it.
Memory cards (page 288)
This card cannot be used.
This card cannot be read.
An error occurred while accessing the memory card.
• Use an approved memory card.
Memory cards that can be used (page 40)
• Check that the terminals are clean.
• Confirm that the memory card is correctly inserted.
Inserting the battery and memory card (page 39)
Card is not formatted. Format card?
The memory card has not been formatted for use in the camera.
Formatting deletes all data saved on the memory card. If you need to keep copies of
any images, make sure to select [No] and save the copies to a computer or other
button to
medium before formatting the memory card. Select [Yes] and press the
format the memory card.
Memory cards (page 288)
Out of memory.
Delete images or insert a new memory card.
Image cannot be saved.
• An error occurred while saving the image. Change the memory card, or use
[Format card (page 239)] to format the memory card.
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If there is a problem
Error messages
• The camera has run out of file numbers. Change the memory card, or use [Format
card (page 239)] to format the memory card.
Image cannot be modified.
Check that the images can be edited.
Restrictions on image editing (page 142),
Cannot edit images. (page 275)
Cannot record movie.
A time-out error occurred while saving the movie on the memory card. Select a
memory card with a faster write speed.
Memory cards that can be used (page 40), Maximum movie recording time
(page 147)
Cannot reset file numbering.
File numbering cannot be reset because the sequential number of a folder has
reached the upper limit.
Change the memory card, or use [Format card (page 239)] to format the memory
card.
Set the focus-mode selector to MF.
When [Clean HDMI output (page 240)] is set to [On] and the camera is connected
to an HDMI-compatible device, set the focus-mode selector to
.
The camera body (page 17)
Memory contains no images.
Insert a memory card that contains images.
File contains no image data.
The file was not created or edited with this camera. The file cannot be viewed on this
camera.
View the file using a computer or the device used to create or edit this file.
All images are hidden.
• There are no images available for a slide show, etc.
• There are no images that can be displayed on the image selection screen for
deletion.
This image cannot be deleted.
The image is protected.
Disable protection.
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If there is a problem
Error messages
Protect (page 218)
Raise the flash.
When shooting in [Night portrait] or [Backlighting] (with [HDR] set to [Off]) scene
mode, raise the built-in flash before shooting.
Turn the camera off and then on again.
An error occurred in lens operation.
Do not apply excessive force on the lens.
If you turn the camera off and then on again, lens operation will return to normal.
The camera is on but does not respond. (page 267)
If the error persists even after turning the camera off and then on again, contact your
retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Speedlight setting error
A Speedlight function that cannot be used with the camera is set. Change the
Speedlight setting.
Speedlights (external flash units) (page 259)
System error
An error occurred in the camera’s internal circuitry. Turn the camera off, remove and
reinsert the battery, and turn the camera on.
The camera is on but does not respond. (page 267)
If the error persists, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Clean HDMI output enabled. Select "Movie manual" mode.
When [Clean HDMI output] is set to [On] and the camera is connected to an HDMIcompatible device, rotate the mode dial to Movie manual.
Movie manual (page 150)
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If there is a problem
Error messages
Technical notes
Notes about wireless communication functions .................................................. 284
Caring for the product .................................................................................................... 285
Cleaning and storage ...................................................................................................... 290
File names ............................................................................................................................291
Specifications ..................................................................................................................... 292
Trademarks ..........................................................................................................................298
Index ....................................................................................................................................... 300
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Notes about wireless communication functions
For precautions about wireless communications in your country of purchase, please
refer to the manual included with the camera.
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Caring for the product
Observe the precautions described below in addition to the warnings in “
safety (page 12)” when using or storing the device.
For your
The camera
● Do not apply strong impact to the camera
The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shock or vibration. In addition,
do not touch or apply force to the lens.
● Keep dry
The device will be damaged if immersed in water or subjected to high humidity.
● Do not disassemble
Do not, under any circumstances, disassemble the camera because it is composed of
many precise circuits.
● Avoid sudden changes in temperature
Sudden changes in temperature, such as when entering or leaving a heated building
on a cold day, can cause condensation to form inside the device. To prevent
condensation, place the device in a carrying case or a plastic bag before exposing it
to sudden changes in temperature.
● Keep away from strong magnetic fields
Do not use or store this device in the vicinity of equipment that generates strong
electromagnetic radiation or magnetic fields. Doing so could result in loss of data or
camera malfunction.
● Do not point the lens at the sun
Avoid pointing the lens at the sun or other strong light sources when shooting or
when leaving the camera unattended without a lens cap. Strong light sources such
as sunlight are concentrated through the lens, which may cause deformation of the
internal parts of the lens or discoloration or burn-in on the image sensor. The camera
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may be damaged even when the lens is pointed toward the sun for a few seconds,
particularly when the lens is in a telephoto position.
The camera may not be able to perform exposure control when the internal parts of
the lens are deformed.
Unevenness may appear in images when discoloration or burn-in occurs on the
image sensor.
It is recommended that you attach the lens cap when you are not using the camera.
● Lasers and other bright light sources
Do not direct lasers or other extremely bright light sources toward the lens, as this
could damage the camera’s image sensor.
● Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source
or memory card
Do not remove the battery while the product is on, or while images are being saved
or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in these circumstances could result in loss of data
or in damage to the memory card or internal circuitry.
● Notes about the monitor
• Monitors (including electronic viewfinders) are constructed with extremely high
precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being
missing or defective. Hence while these displays may contain pixels that are always
lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this is not a malfunction and has
no effect on images recorded with the device.
• Images in the monitor may be difficult to see under bright lighting.
• Do not apply pressure to the monitor, as this could cause damage or malfunction.
Should the monitor break, care should be taken to avoid injury caused by broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
The battery
● Precautions for use
• Note that the battery may become hot after use.
• Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 40°C
(104°F) as this could cause damage or malfunction.
• If you notice any abnormalities such as excessive heat, smoke, or an unusual smell
coming from the battery, immediately discontinue use and consult your retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative.
• After removing the battery from the camera or optional battery charger, put the
battery in a plastic bag, etc. in order to insulate it.
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● Charging the battery
Check the battery level before using the camera and replace or charge the battery if
necessary.
• Charge the battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to
95°F) before use.
• A high battery temperature may prevent the battery from charging properly or
completely, and may reduce battery performance. Note that the battery may
become hot after use; wait for the battery to cool before charging. When charging
the battery inserted into this camera using the Charging AC Adapter or a computer,
the battery is not charged at battery temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 50°C
(122°F).
• Do not continue charging once the battery is fully charged as this will result in
reduced battery performance.
• The battery temperature may increase during charging. However, this is not a
malfunction.
● Carrying spare batteries
Whenever possible, carry fully charged spare batteries when taking pictures on
important occasions.
● Using the battery when cold
On cold days, the capacity of batteries tends to decrease. If an exhausted battery is
used at a low temperature, the camera may not turn on. Keep spare batteries in a
warm place and exchange as necessary. Once warmed, a cold battery may recover
some of its charge.
● Battery terminals
Dirt on the battery terminals may prevent the camera from functioning. Should the
battery terminals become dirty, wipe them off with a clean, dry cloth before use.
● Charging an exhausted battery
Turning the camera on or off while an exhausted battery is inserted in the camera
may result in reduced battery life. Charge the exhausted battery before use.
● Storing the battery
• Always remove the battery from the camera or optional battery charger when it is
not being used. Minute amounts of current are drawn from the battery while it is in
the camera, even when not in use. This may result in excessive battery drain and
complete loss of function.
• Charging a used battery within six months is recommended. When storing the
battery for long periods, recharge it at least once every six months and use the
before returning it to storage.
camera until the battery level indicator is
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• Put the battery in a plastic bag, etc. in order to insulate it and store it in a cool place.
The battery should be stored in a dry location with an ambient temperature of 15°C
to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Do not store the battery in hot or extremely cold locations.
● Battery life
A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge, when used at
room temperature, indicates that the battery needs to be replaced. Purchase a new
battery.
● Recycling used batteries
Recycle rechargeable batteries in accord with local regulations, being sure to first
insulate the terminals with tape.
The Charging AC Adapter
• The EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter is for use only with compatible
devices. Do not use with another make or model of device.
• Do not use any USB cable other than the UC-E21. Using a USB cable other than the
UC-E21 could result in overheating, fire or electric shock.
• Do not, under any circumstances, use another make or model of AC adapter other
than the EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter, and do not use a commercially
available USB-AC adapter or a battery charger for a mobile phone. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in overheating or in damage to the camera.
• The EH-73P/EH-73PCH is compatible with AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz electrical outlets.
When using in other countries, use a plug adapter (commercially available) as
necessary. For more information about plug adapters, consult your travel agency.
Memory cards
● Precautions for use
• Use only Secure Digital memory cards.
Memory cards that can be used (page 40)
• Be sure to follow the precautions described in the documentation included with
the memory card.
• If the write-protect switch of the memory card is locked, you cannot shoot, delete
images, or format the memory card.
• Do not put labels or stickers on memory cards.
● Formatting
• Do not format the memory card using a computer.
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• The first time you insert a memory card that has been used in another device into
this camera, be sure to format it with this camera.
We recommend formatting new memory cards with this camera before using
them with this camera.
• Note that formatting a memory card permanently deletes all images and
other data on the memory card.
Be sure to make copies of any images you wish to keep before formatting the
memory card.
• If the message [Card is not formatted. Format card?] is displayed when the
camera is turned on, the memory card must be formatted. If there is data that you
do not want to delete, select [No]. Copy the necessary data to a computer, etc. If
you want to format the memory card, select [Yes]. The confirmation dialog will be
displayed. To start formatting, press the
button.
• Do not perform the following during formatting, while data is being written to or
deleted from the memory card, or during data transfer to a computer. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in the loss of data or in damage to the camera
or memory card:
- Open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover to remove/insert the battery
or memory card.
- Turn off the camera.
- Disconnect the AC adapter.
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Cleaning and storage
Cleaning
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
• Lens/viewfinder:
Avoid touching glass parts with your fingers. Remove dust or lint with a blower
(typically a small device with a rubber bulb attached to one end that is pumped to
produce a stream of air out the other end). To remove fingerprints or other stains
that cannot be removed with a blower, wipe the lens with a soft cloth, using a
spiral motion that starts at the center of the lens and working toward the edges. If
this fails, clean the lens using a cloth lightly dampened with commercial lens
cleaner.
• Monitor:
Remove dust or lint with a blower. To remove fingerprints and other stains, clean
the monitor with a soft, dry cloth, being careful not to apply pressure.
• Body:
- Use a blower to remove dust, dirt, or sand, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth.
- After using the camera at the beach or other sandy or dusty environment, wipe
off any sand, dust, or salt with a dry cloth lightly dampened with fresh water and
dry thoroughly.
Note that foreign matter inside the camera could cause damage not
covered by the warranty.
Storage
Remove the battery if the camera will not be used for an extended period.
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once a month.
Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before putting the camera
away again.
Do not store the camera in any of the following locations:
• Places that are poorly ventilated or subject to humidity of over 60%
• Places exposed to temperatures above 50°C (122°F) or below –10°C (14°F)
• Places next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic fields, such as
televisions or radios
For storing the battery, follow the precautions in “
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Storing the battery (page 287)”.
File names
Files saved with this camera are assigned file names as follows.
Item
1 Identifier
Description
Not shown on the screen of the camera.
• DSCN: Original still images, movies, still images created by the movie
editing function
• RSCN: Cropped copies
• SSCN: Small picture copies
• FSCN: Images created by an image editing function other than crop
and small picture, movies created by the movie editing function
2 File number Assigned in ascending order, starting with “0001” and ending with
“9999.”
• A new folder is created each time a series of images are captured
using interval timer shooting, and the images are saved in that folder
with file numbers starting with “0001.”
3 Extension
Indicates file format.
• .JPG: JPEG still images
• .NRW: RAW still images
• .MP4: Movies
Notes
When images are captured with the [Image quality] setting set to [RAW + Fine] or [RAW
+ Normal], the RAW and JPEG images that are saved at the same time are assigned the
same identifier and file number. The pair of images is saved in the same folder, and is
counted as one file.
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Specifications
Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera
Type
Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the
number of effective pixels.)
Image sensor
1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels
Lens
NIKKOR lens with 83× optical zoom
Focal length
4.3-357 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of
24-2000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number
f/2.8-6.5
Construction
16 elements in 12 groups (5 ED lens elements and 1
super ED lens element)
Digital zoom
magnification
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx.
8000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Up to 3.6× when recording movies with [2160/30p]
(4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD)
Vibration reduction
Lens shift (still images)
Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Focus range
• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.)–∞,
[T]: Approx. 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.)–∞
• Macro close-up:
[W]: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.)–∞,
[T]: Approx. 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.)–∞
(All distances measured from center of front surface
of lens)
Focus-area selection
Viewfinder
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Target finding AF, face priority, manual (spot), manual
(normal), manual (wide), subject tracking, center
(spot), center (normal), center (wide)
Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.), approx. 2359kdot OLED with the diopter adjustment function (‑3 –
+3 m-1)
Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to
actual picture)
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Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Monitor
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to
actual picture)
8.1 cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (RGB), wide viewing
angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5level brightness adjustment, vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage
(shooting mode)
Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to
actual picture)
Frame coverage
(playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to
actual picture)
Storage
Media1
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system
DCF and Exif 2.31 compliant
File formats
Still images: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon’s own format)
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC
stereo)
Image size
Still image
16 M [4608×3456], 8 M [3264×2448], 4 M
[2272×1704], 2 M [1600×1200], 16:9 12 M
[4608×2592], 3:2 14 M [4608×3072], 1:1 12 M
[3456×3456]
Movie
2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/30p,
1080/25p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p,
720/60p, 720/50p, HS 480/4×, HS 720/2×, HS
1080/0.5×
ISO sensitivity (Standard
output sensitivity)
• ISO 100–1600
• [100-400], [100-800], [100-1600] (default setting),
[100-3200], [100-6400], [100], [200], [400], [800],
[1600], [3200], and [6400] are available when using
, , , , , or Movie manual mode
Exposure
Metering mode
Matrix, center-weighted, spot
Exposure control
Programmed auto exposure with flexible program,
shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual,
exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (–2.0 –
+2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
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Shutter
Speed
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
• 1/2000–1 s
• In , mode, 1/2000–2 s (at ISO sensitivity
[100-1600]) or 1/2000–30 s (when ISO sensitivity is
fixed at [100])
• In , mode, 1/4000 (at wide-angle position, with
largest f-number setting (smallest aperture))–30 s (can
be set at ISO sensitivity 3200 or lower)
• Bulb and Time setting (can be set when ISO sensitivity
is 1600 or lower in mode): Up to 60 seconds
• When recording movies, 1/8000–1/30 s (at Frame rate
[30 fps (30p/60p)]) or 1/8000–1/25 s (at Frame rate
[25 fps (25p/50p)])
Flash sync speed
Aperture
Range
Self-timer
Synchronizes with all shutter speeds
Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm
10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) ( ,
mode)
Can be selected from 10 s and 3 s
Flash
Range of built-in flash [W]: 0.5–11.5 m (1 ft 8 in.–37 ft)
[T]: 5.0–7.0 m (16 ft 5 in.–22 ft)
(approx.) (ISO
sensitivity: [100-1600])
Flash control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure
compensation
In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between –2 and +2 EV
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and
safety lock
Interface
USB connector
Micro-USB connector (Do not use any USB cable
other than the included UC-E21 USB Cable.), HiSpeed USB
HDMI output
connector
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Accessory terminal
Compatible with the following accessories (available
separately):
• MC-DC2 Remote Cord
• WR-R10/WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller
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External microphone
connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in
power supported)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)
Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Operating frequency
2412–2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Maximum output
power
9.2 dBm (EIRP)
Authentication
Open system, WPA2-PSK
Bluetooth
Communication
protocols
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Operating frequency
Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Maximum output
power
Bluetooth: 7.2 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth Low Energy: 7.2 dBm (EIRP)
Power sources
One EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included)
EH-5d AC Adapter; requires EP-5C Power Connector
(available separately)
Charging time
Approx. 3 h (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging
AC Adapter and when no charge remains)
Battery life2
Still images
Approx. 290 shots when using EN-EL20a
Movie recording
(actual battery life for
recording)3
Approx. 1 h 20 min when using EN-EL20a
Tripod socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 140.2 × 109.6 × 149.8 mm (5.6 × 4.4 × 5.9 in.)
(excluding projections)
Weight
Approx. 1005 g (2 lb 3.5 oz) (including battery and
memory card)
Operating environment
Temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
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Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
• All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products
Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
1
2
3
See “ Memory cards that can be used (page 40)” for more information about memory
cards.
Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of
use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that
menus and images are displayed.
Individual movie files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length, even when there is sufficient
free space on the memory card for longer recording. The maximum size of a single
movie file is 4 GB. If a file exceeds 4 GB even when you record for less than 29 minutes,
it is split into multiple files and cannot be played back continuously.
Recording may end before the maximum recording time is reached if the camera
temperature becomes elevated.
EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
DC 7.2 V, 1110 mAh
Operating temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm (1.2 × 2.0 × 0.6 in.)
Weight
Approx. 42 g (1.5 oz)
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EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter
Rated input
AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, MAX 0.14 A
Rated output
DC 5.0 V, 1.0 A
Operating
temperature
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
Dimensions (W ×
H × D)
Approx. 55 × 22 × 54 mm (2.2 × 0.9 × 2.2 in.) (excluding plug
adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 55 × 63 × 59 mm (2.2 × 2.5 × 2.4 in.)
For India: Approx. 55 × 63.5 × 59 mm
For Korea: Approx. 55 × 67 × 59 mm
Weight
Approx. 51 g (1.8 oz) (excluding plug adapter)
For Argentina: Approx. 76 g (2.7 oz)
For India: Approx. 81 g
For Korea: Approx. 73 g
The symbols on this product represent the following:
AC, DC, Class II equipment (The construction of the product is doubleinsulated.)
• Nikon will not be held liable for any errors this manual may contain.
• The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without
notice.
• The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in the
manual are for illustrative purposes only.
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Trademarks
Trademark information
• Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
• The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation is under license.
• Apple®, App Store®, the Apple logos, Mac, OS X, macOS, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®
and iBooks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc., in the U.S. and
other countries.
• Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. The
Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google
and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution
License.
• iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc., in the United
States and/or other countries and is used under license.
• Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, and Reader are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other
countries.
• SDXC, SDHC, and SD Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• HDMI, HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
• Wi‑Fi and the Wi‑Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi
Alliance.
• All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation
provided with your Nikon product are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
AVC Patent Portfolio License
This product is licensed under the AVC Patent Portfolio License for the personal and
non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC
standard (“AVC video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer
engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a
video provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be
implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA,
L.L.C.
See https://www.mpegla.com.
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FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2012 The FreeType Project (https://
www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
MIT License (HarfBuzz)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2020 The HarfBuzz Project (https://
www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights reserved.
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Index
A
C
AC adapter.......................................................255
Accessories...................................................... 255
Active D-Lighting........................................ 197
AE-L/AF-L button..............19, 20, 112, 237
AE/AF lock button............................121, 237
AF area mode......................................121, 191
AF assist.............................................................235
AF-assist illuminator..................................... 17
Airplane mode.............................................. 223
Aperture-priority auto mode..........61, 63
App.......................................................................224
Apply selection button.......................19, 22
Assign side dial............................................. 236
Assign side zoom control............121, 236
Auto flash......................................................... 100
Auto mode................................................. 61, 62
Auto off......................................................51, 238
Auto with red-eye reduction.....100, 101
Autofocus....................................106, 107, 111
Autofocus mode.....................121, 196, 206
Calendar display...........................................136
Capture NX-D.................................................250
Charge by Computer................................ 241
Charge lamp..............................................17, 41
Charging.............................................................. 41
Charging AC Adapter..... 12, 41, 288, 297
Choose connection................................... 224
Clean HDMI output......................... 240, 248
Cleaning............................................................ 290
Clock............................................................44, 227
Close-up.......................................................78, 86
Color temperature...................................... 182
Command dial......................................... 23, 63
Computer......................................................... 250
Conformity marking.................................. 246
Connect to smart device........................224
Connection to remote............................. 224
Connector cover.....................................17, 41
Continuous...........................................121, 185
Contrast............................................................. 179
COOLPIX Custom Picture Control..... 180
COOLPIX Picture Control............. 121, 177
Copyright information............................. 242
Creative mode..........................................61, 75
Crop..................................................................... 134
Custom Picture Control...........................180
B
Backlighting...............................................78, 88
Battery...................12, 39, 41, 286, 295, 296
Battery charger............................................. 255
Battery level....................................................... 48
Battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover...............................................................19, 39
Beach............................................................. 78, 84
Bird-watching mode.................... 61, 78, 79
Bluetooth..........................................................225
Brightness.........................................................229
Built-in flash............................................... 18, 99
Bulb setting (long time-exposure)...... 69
Button sound.................................................238
D
Date and time........................................44, 227
Date format.............................................45, 227
Date stamp......................................................232
Daylight saving time......................... 45, 227
Delete......................................................... 57, 139
Delete button........................ 19, 24, 57, 139
Digital zoom..............................121, 124, 235
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Diopter adjustment control.............18, 54
Display button......................................... 19, 23
Dusk/dawn.................................................78, 85
Dynamic Fine Zoom..................................125
D-Lighting........................................................213
E
Easy panorama........................................ 78, 89
Editing movies...............................................158
Editing still images..................................... 142
EH-73P/EH-73PCH.......................................297
Electronic VR...................................................207
EN-EL20a...........................................................296
Erase.............................................................57, 139
EVF auto toggle............................................232
EVF options..................................................... 230
Exposure bracketing..................................190
Exposure compensation.................98, 117
Exposure mode............................................ 150
Extension.......................................................... 291
External mic sensitivity............................ 209
Extracting still images...............................159
Eye sensor...................................................19, 54
Eyelet for strap................................................. 17
Focal length...............................200, 201, 292
Focal length selection.........................79, 80
Focus...........................50, 146, 191, 196, 206
Focus area................................ 28, 50, 92, 191
Focus indicator................................................ 25
Focus lock.........................................................111
Focus mode............................................ 98, 106
Focus-mode selector................................... 20
Food................................................................78, 87
Format card.............................................39, 239
Format memory cards......................39, 239
Formatting...............................................39, 239
Frame rate........................................................209
Full-frame playback......... 30, 55, 132, 136
Full-time AF.......................................... 196, 206
Function button...........................17, 23, 121
Functions that cannot be used
simultaneously..............................................127
F-number............................................................ 63
H
HDMI....................................................................239
HDMI cable......................................................248
HDMI micro connector ...................17, 248
HDR......................................................................... 88
F
High-speed continuous.......................... 186
Face detection...............................................110
Histogram......................................31, 118, 230
Face priority.................................................... 192
HS movie................................................205, 206
Fast motion movies.........................205, 206
File name.......................................................... 291 I
Fill flash.............................................................. 100 Identifier............................................................ 291
Filter effects..........................................179, 214 Image comment..........................................241
Fireworks show........................................78, 88 Image quality...................................... 121, 174
Firmware version......................................... 246 Image review................................................. 230
Flash exp. comp........................................... 196 Image sharpening.......................................179
Flash mode.................................................98, 99 Image size............................................. 121, 175
Flash pop-up button....................18, 52, 99 Infinity.................................................................107
Flash-ready indicator.................................100 Inputting characters..................................226
Fn button setting........................................ 121 Interval timer shooting................. 186, 188
301
Technical notes
Index
ISO sensitivity...................................... 121, 189 Movie playback.....................................55, 145
Movie recording...................................53, 145
K
Movie recording time remaining ...............
Key picture selection.................................222
......................................................................145, 147
Movie-record button.........19, 21, 53, 145
L
Landscape...................................................78, 81 Multi selector.................................... 19, 22, 98
Language..........................................................239 Multiple exposure....................................... 198
Lens..............................................................17, 292 Multiple exp. Lighten...........................78, 94
Lens cap...............................................................38
N
Lens hood........................................................... 38
Network menu................................... 171, 223
Li-ion rechargeable battery...................296
Night landscape......................................78, 85
Location data................................................. 243
Night portrait............................................78, 83
Long exposure NR...................................... 197
Noise reduction filter................................ 197
Number of exposures remaining...............
M
M exposure preview..................................201 .........................................................................48, 175
Macro close-up.............................................107
P
Manual focus..................................................113
Pairing the remote control.................... 264
Manual mode........................................... 61, 64
Party/indoor...............................................78, 83
Mark for upload............................................211
Peaking....................................................121, 245
Memory capacity.................................48, 145
Pet portrait................................................. 78, 92
Memory card..................................39, 40, 288
Pet portrait auto release............................ 92
Memory card slot...........................................39
Picture Control................................... 121, 177
Menu button..................................19, 23, 162
Playback.....................................................55, 145
Metering.................................................121, 184
Playback button.............................. 19, 23, 55
Microphone (stereo).....................................17
Playback menu...................................170, 211
Micro-USB connector................17, 41, 250
Playback mode................................................ 55
Minimum shutter speed.........................190
Playback zoom...................................... 55, 132
Mode dial.................................... 17, 20, 48, 61
Portrait ......................................................... 78, 81
Monitor............................19, 25, 43, 286, 290
Power.....................................................................44
Monitor button................................19, 23, 54
Power connector......................................... 258
Monitor options........................................... 230
Power connector cover..............................19
Monitor settings...........................................229
Power switch.............................................17, 44
Moon mode.......................................61, 78, 80
Power-on lamp........................................17, 34
Movie manual mode.........................61, 150
Preset manual................................................183
Movie manual mode menu....... 168, 203
Pressing halfway...........................21, 50, 108
Movie menu.........................................169, 204
Pre-shooting cache......................... 186, 187
Movie options................................................204
Print......................................................................143
302
Technical notes
Index
Printer..................................................................143 Shutter sound................................................238
Programmed auto mode.................. 61, 63 Shutter speed................................................... 63
Protect................................................................ 218 Shutter-priority auto mode..............61, 63
Shutter-release button..... 17, 21, 50, 108
Q
Side dial..................................................... 21, 236
Quick adjust.................................................... 179
Side zoom control.......................18, 21, 124
Quick retouch................................................ 212
Single.................................................................. 185
Single AF................................................ 196, 206
R
Rear-curtain sync.........................................100 Skin softening..................................... 110, 213
Rechargeable battery.................................. 41 Slide show........................................................216
Red-eye reduction........................... 100, 101 Slot empty release lock........................... 229
Red-eye reduction lamp................. 17, 101 Slow motion movies.......................205, 206
Remote control.............................................261 Slow sync..........................................................100
Reset all..............................................................245 Small picture.................................................. 220
Reset file numbering.................................244 Smile timer.............................................. 98, 104
Reset user settings........................................ 72 SnapBridge app............................................224
Restore default settings...........................225 Snap-back zoom..........................................236
Rotary multi selector....................19, 22, 98 Snap-back zoom button.........18, 21, 126
Rotate image..................................................218 Snow.............................................................. 78, 84
Sound settings.............................................. 238
S
Speaker................................................................. 18
Saturation.........................................................179 Sports.............................................................78, 82
Save user settings.......................................... 71 Standard flash................................................100
Scene mode.............................................. 61, 78 Startup zoom position............................. 201
Screen indicators............................................25 Strap....................................................................... 37
SD memory card..........................39, 40, 288 Subject tracking................................ 193, 194
Selective color..........................................78, 93 Sunset............................................................78, 84
Self-timer.................................................. 98, 102
Self-timer lamp...........................17, 102, 105 T
Self-timer: after release............................ 233 Target finding AF.............................. 108, 194
Send while shooting................................. 224 Telephoto......................................................... 124
Sequence..........................................................138 Thumbnail playback.......................... 55, 136
Sequence display........................................ 221 Time difference.............................................227
Setup menu......................................... 172, 227 Time setting (long time-exposure)..... 69
Shooting........................................... 48, 61, 145 Time zone.................................................44, 228
Shooting information..................................25 Time zone and date...........................44, 227
Shooting menu.......................166, 174, 177 Time-lapse movie................................78, 153
Shooting mode............................................... 61 Toggle Av/Tv selection..................121, 244
303
Technical notes
Index
Tone level............................................................ 31
Tone level information........................31, 33
Toning.................................................................180
Tripod socket..........................................19, 295
TV...........................................................................248
U
USB cable..................................................41, 250
User settings mode...............................61, 71
V
Vibration reduction......................... 121, 234
Viewfinder................................ 19, 25, 54, 290
ViewNX-i............................................................250
View/hide framing grid....................29, 230
Virtual horizon............................ 29, 121, 231
Volume...............................................................156
W
White balance.....................................121, 181
Wide-angle...................................................... 124
Wind noise reduction............................... 208
Wi-Fi..................................................................... 224
Z
Zoom...................................................................124
Zoom control.................................17, 20, 124
Zoom memory..............................................200
Zoom microphone.....................................208
304
Technical notes
Index
CT9L02(11)
6MQ04811-02
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