Reference Manual - B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras

Reference Manual - B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras
DIGITAL CAMERA
Reference Manual
En
Thank you for your purchase of a Nikon digital camera. To get
the most from your camera, please be sure to read all instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read by all
who use the product.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
D use to prevent damage to the camera.
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
A using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
Digitutor
“Digitutor”, a series of “watch and learn” manuals in movie form, is available from the following website:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in
“For Your Safety” (0 x–xii).
Getting the Most from Your Camera
0
ii
Table of Contents
0
iv
s Introduction
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1
z Still Image Mode
0 23
8 Smart Photo Selector Mode
0 31
y Movie Mode
0 37
9 Motion Snapshot Mode
0 45
t More on Photography
0 49
I More on Playback
0 69
Q Connections
0 81
o The Playback Menu
0 101
i The Shooting Menu
0 109
g The Setup Menu
0 151
n Technical Notes
0 161
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
Take pictures or movies in any of four modes.
Choose q Motion Snapshot mode
(0 45) to record both photographs and
brief movie vignettes,
w Smart Photo Selector mode (0 31) to
capture fleeting changes of expression
and other hard-to-time shots,
e still image mode (0 23) for most
photographs, or
r movie mode (0 37) to record highdefinition or slow-motion movies.
Combine photos, movies, and music.
q Install the sup plied sof t ware
(0 81), w copy photos and movies to
your computer (0 85), and e use
Short Movie Creator to create short
movies (0 88).
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View short movies in high definition.
q Transfer short movies to the camera (0 89) and use an
HDMI cable to w connect the camera to an HDTV (0 91).
Accessories
Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variety of interchangeable lenses, flash units, and other accessories (0 161).
Lenses
Flash units
GPS units
Remote
controls
Software for
Nikon digital
cameras
(available on
CD)
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Table of Contents
Getting the Most from Your Camera ......................................... ii
Accessories .............................................................................................. iii
Table of Contents .........................................................................iv
For Your Safety............................................................................... x
Notices..........................................................................................xiii
Introduction...................................................................... 1
Package Contents..........................................................................1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
The Camera Body ................................................................................... 2
The Monitor.............................................................................................. 4
The $ (Display) Button .................................................................. 5
The Mode Dial ......................................................................................... 7
The Multi Selector .................................................................................. 8
The & (Feature) Button........................................................................ 9
The G Button..................................................................................10
First Steps......................................................................................12
Still Image Mode ............................................................. 23
Taking Photos in Still Image Mode ..........................................23
Viewing Photographs .................................................................28
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................29
Smart Photo Selector Mode ............................................ 31
Taking Photos in Smart Photo Selector Mode .......................31
Viewing Photographs .................................................................34
Choosing the Best Shot......................................................................34
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................35
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Movie Mode .................................................................... 37
HD Movies..................................................................................... 37
Slow Motion .................................................................................40
Viewing Movies ...........................................................................42
Deleting Movies ................................................................................... 43
Motion Snapshot Mode................................................... 45
Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode ....................................... 45
Viewing Motion Snapshots .......................................................48
Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 48
More on Photography..................................................... 49
Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes...................................49
Focus Mode .................................................................................. 52
Manual Focus ........................................................................................ 55
Exposure Compensation ........................................................... 57
Flash Photography...................................................................... 59
Attaching Flash Units ......................................................................... 59
Taking Pictures ..................................................................................... 61
The GP-N100 GPS Unit ............................................................... 66
Attaching the GP-N100...................................................................... 66
Setup Menu Options .......................................................................... 67
More on Playback ........................................................... 69
Photo Information ...................................................................... 69
Thumbnail Playback ................................................................... 72
Calendar Playback ...................................................................... 73
Playback Zoom ............................................................................ 74
Deleting Pictures......................................................................... 75
Deleting the Current Picture ........................................................... 75
The Playback Menu............................................................................. 75
Rating Pictures............................................................................. 76
Slide Shows .................................................................................. 77
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Connections .................................................................... 81
Installing the Supplied Software..............................................81
System Requirements.........................................................................83
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer ........................85
Transferring Pictures...........................................................................85
Viewing Pictures ...................................................................................86
Creating Short Movies........................................................................88
Viewing Pictures on TV...............................................................90
Standard Definition Devices ............................................................90
High-Definition Devices.....................................................................91
Printing Photographs .................................................................93
Connecting the Printer.......................................................................93
Printing Pictures One at a Time.......................................................94
Printing Multiple Pictures..................................................................95
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set .........................................99
The Playback Menu ....................................................... 101
Selecting Multiple Images.............................................................. 102
Rotate Tall .................................................................................. 103
Protect ........................................................................................ 103
Rating.......................................................................................... 103
D-Lighting.................................................................................. 104
Resize .......................................................................................... 105
Crop............................................................................................. 106
Edit Movie .................................................................................. 107
The Shooting Menu ....................................................... 109
Reset Shooting Options .......................................................... 110
Exposure Mode ......................................................................... 111
P Programmed auto ......................................................................... 113
S Shutter-priority auto..................................................................... 114
A Aperture-priority auto ................................................................. 115
M Manual.............................................................................................. 116
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Image Quality.............................................................................119
Image Size...................................................................................119
Continuous .................................................................................121
Shutter Type...............................................................................122
Frame Rate..................................................................................122
Movie Settings ...........................................................................123
Metering .....................................................................................124
Autoexposure Lock ...........................................................................125
White Balance ............................................................................126
Fine-Tuning White Balance............................................................127
Preset Manual .....................................................................................128
ISO Sensitivity ............................................................................131
Picture Control...........................................................................132
Modifying Picture Controls ............................................................132
Custom Picture Control............................................................136
Edit/Save...............................................................................................136
Load from/Save to Card ..................................................................137
Color Space.................................................................................138
Active D-Lighting ......................................................................139
Long Exposure NR.....................................................................140
High ISO Noise Reduction .......................................................140
Fade in/Fade Out.......................................................................140
Movie Sound Options...............................................................141
Interval Timer Shooting ...........................................................142
Vibration Reduction .................................................................143
AF-Area Mode ............................................................................144
Focus Lock............................................................................................145
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Face-Priority AF......................................................................... 147
Built-in AF Assist ....................................................................... 147
Flash Control ............................................................................. 148
Flash Compensation ................................................................ 149
The Setup Menu ............................................................ 151
Reset Setup Options ................................................................ 152
Format Memory Card............................................................... 153
Slot Empty Release Lock ......................................................... 153
Welcome Screen ....................................................................... 154
Display Brightness.................................................................... 154
Grid Display ............................................................................... 154
Sound Settings.......................................................................... 155
Auto Power Off.......................................................................... 155
Remote on Duration ................................................................ 156
Assign AE/AF-L Button ............................................................ 156
Shutter Button AE Lock ........................................................... 156
Video Mode................................................................................ 156
Flicker Reduction...................................................................... 157
Reset File Numbering .............................................................. 157
Time Zone and Date................................................................. 158
Language ................................................................................... 158
Auto Image Rotation................................................................ 159
Battery Info ................................................................................ 160
Firmware Version ..................................................................... 160
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Technical Notes............................................................. 161
Optional Accessories ................................................................161
Approved Memory Cards................................................................165
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter......................166
Storage and Cleaning...............................................................168
Storage ..................................................................................................168
Cleaning ................................................................................................168
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions......................169
Available Settings .....................................................................173
Defaults.......................................................................................177
Memory Card Capacity.............................................................180
Troubleshooting........................................................................182
Display ...................................................................................................182
Shooting (All Exposure Modes) ....................................................183
Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes) ..................................................184
Movies....................................................................................................184
Playback ................................................................................................185
Miscellaneous .....................................................................................185
Error Messages...........................................................................186
Specifications.............................................................................190
Nikon 1 V1 Digital Camera..............................................................190
Battery Life ...........................................................................................201
Index ............................................................................................202
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will
read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions
listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnA This
ings before using this Nikon product.
❚❚WARNINGS
A Keep the sun out of the frame. Keep the
sun well out of the frame when
shooting backlit subjects. Sunlight
focused into the camera when the
sun is in or close to the frame could
cause a fire.
A Do not look at the sun through the viewfinder. Viewing the sun or other
strong light source through the viewfinder could cause permanent visual
impairment.
A Using the viewfinder diopter control:
When operating the viewfinder
diopter control with your eye to the
viewfinder, care should be taken not
to put your finger in your eye accidentally.
A Turn off immediately in the event of malfunction. Should you notice smoke or
an unusual smell coming from the
equipment or AC adapter (available
separately), unplug the AC adapter
and remove the battery immediately,
taking care to avoid burns. Continued
operation could result in injury. After
removing the battery, take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service
center for inspection.
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A Do not use in the presence of flammable
gas. Do not use electronic equipment
in the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
A Do not disassemble. Touching the product’s internal parts could result in
injury. In the event of malfunction,
the product should be repaired only
by a qualified technician. Should the
product break open as the result of a
fall or other accident, remove the battery and/or AC adapter and then take
the product to a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in injury. In addition, note that small
parts constitute a chocking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of
this equipment, consult a physician
immediately.
A Do not place the strap around the neck of
an infant or child. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in strangulation.
A Do not remain in contact with the camera
or charger for extended periods while the
devices are on or in use. Parts of the
device become hot. Leaving the
device in direct contact with the skin
for extended periods may result in
low-temperature burns.
A Do not aim the flash at the operator of a
motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
A Observe caution when using a flash. Using
a flash close to the subject’s eyes
could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be
obser ved when photographing
infants, when the flash should be no
less than one meter (39 in.) from the
subject.
A Avoid contact with liquid crystal. Should
the displays break, care should be
taken to avoid injury due to broken
glass and to prevent the liquid crystal
from the displays touching the skin or
entering the eyes or mouth.
A Observe proper precautions when handling
batteries. Batteries may leak or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling batteries for use in
this product:
• Use only batteries approved for use
in this equipment.
• Do not short or disassemble the
battery.
• Be sure the product is off before
replacing the battery. If you are
using an AC adapter, be sure it is
unplugged.
• Do not attempt to insert the battery
upside down or backwards.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store the battery with
metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the batter y when no charge
remains.
• When the battery is not in use,
attach the terminal cover and store
in a cool, dry place.
• The battery may be hot immediately after use or when the product
has been used on battery power for
an extended period. Before removing the battery turn the camera off
and allow the battery to cool.
• Discontinue use immediately
should you notice any changes in
the battery, such as discoloration or
deformation.
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A Observe proper precautions when handling A Use appropriate cables. When connectthe charger:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
• Dust on or near the metal parts of
the plug should be removed with a
dry cloth. Continued use could
result in fire.
• Do not handle the power cable or
go near the charger during thunderstorms. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric
shock.
• Do not damage, modify, or forcibly
tug or bend the power cable. Do not
place it under heavy objects or
expose it to heat or flame. Should
the insulation be damaged and the
wires become exposed, take the
power cable to a Nikon-authorized
service representative for inspection. Failure to observe this precaution could result in fire or electric
shock.
• Do not handle the plug or charger
with wet hands. Failure to observe
this precaution could result in electric shock.
• Do not use with travel converters or
adapters designed to convert from
one voltage to another or with DCto-AC inverters. Failure to observe
this precaution could damage the
product or cause overheating or fire.
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ing cables to the input and output
jacks, use only the cables provided or
sold by Nikon for the purpose to
maintain compliance with product
regulations.
A CD-ROMs: CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not be
played back on audio CD equipment.
Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD
player could cause hearing loss or
damage the equipment.
Notices
• No part of the manuals included • Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be repro- damages resulting from the use of
duced, transmitted, transcribed, this product.
stored in a retrieval system, or trans- • While every effort has been made to
lated into any language in any form, ensure that the information in these
by any means, without Nikon’s prior manuals is accurate and complete,
written permission.
we would appreciate it were you to
• Nikon reserves the right to change bring any errors or omissions to the
the specifications of the hardware attention of the Nikon representaand software described in these tive in your area (address provided
manuals at any time and without separately).
prior notice.
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAUTION
ATTENTION
This Class B digital apparatus com- Cet appareil numérique de la classe B
plies with Canadian ICES-003.
est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
Notice for Customers in Europe
CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
This symbol indicates that
this product is to be collected separately.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• This product is designated for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as
household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
this symbol or not, are designated
for separate collection at an appropriate collection point. Do not dispose of as household waste.
• For more information, contact the
retailer or the local authorities in
charge of waste management.
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Notice for Customers in the U.S.A.
Power Cable
At voltages over AC 125 V (U.S.A. only): The power cable must be rated for the voltage in use, be at least AWG no. 18 gauge, and have SVG insulation or better
with a NEMA 6P-15 plug rated for AC 250 V 15 A.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable pro- CAUTIONS
tection against harmful interference Modifications
in a residential installation. This The FCC requires the user be notified
equipment generates, uses, and can that any changes or modifications
radiate radio frequency energy and, if made to this device that are not
not installed and used in accordance expressly approved by Nikon Corpowith the instructions, may cause ration may void the user’s authority to
harmful interference to radio commu- operate the equipment.
nications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur Interface Cables
in a particular installation. If this Use the interface cables sold or proequipment does cause harmful inter- vided by Nikon for your equipment.
ference to radio or television recep- Using other interface cables may
tion, which can be determined by exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
turning the equipment off and on, the the FCC rules.
user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician
for help.
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Notice for Customers in the State of
California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product may expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may
be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper The government has issued cautions
money, coins, securities, govern- on copies or reproductions of securities
ment bonds, or local government issued by private companies (shares,
bonds, even if such copies or repro- bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except
ductions are stamped “Sample.”
when a minimum of necessary copies
The copying or reproduction of
are to be provided for business use by a
paper money, coins, or securities
company. Also, do not copy or reprowhich are circulated in a foreign
duce passports issued by the governcountry is prohibited.
ment, licenses issued by public
Unless the prior permission of the agencies and private groups, ID cards,
government has been obtained, the and tickets, such as passes and meal
copying or reproduction of unused coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
• Comply with copyright notices
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as
stamps issued by the government books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
and of certified documents stipu- prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
lated by law is prohibited.
photographs is governed by
national and international copyright
laws. Do not use this product for the
purpose of making illegal copies or
to infringe copyright laws.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted
files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user ’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another
person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the
device and then completely refill it with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
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AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (I) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (II) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
Temperature Warnings
The camera may become warm to the touch during use; this is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction. At high ambient temperatures, after
extended periods of continuous use, or after several photographs have been
taken in quick succession, a temperature warning may be displayed, following which the camera will turn off automatically to minimize damage to its
internal circuits. Wait for the camera to cool before resuming use.
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and flash accessories) certified by Nikon specifically for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to
operate within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage
the camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of
third-party rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the
Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with
normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
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D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
A Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or a
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses or optional flash
units, should be included when the camera is inspected or serviced.
A Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or
before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the
camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
A Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information,
tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice
on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be
available from the Nikon representative in your area. For contact information, visit http://imaging.nikon.com/
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sIntroduction
Package Contents
Confirm that the package contains the following items:
BS-N1000 multi accessory port
cover
BF-N1000 body cap
s
Nikon 1 V1 digital camera
EN-EL15
rechargeable
Li-ion battery
(with terminal cover)
EG-CP14 audio/
video cable
MH-25 battery
charger (AC wall
adapter supplied in
countries or regions where
required; shape depends
on country of sale)
Lens (with front and
rear lens caps)
UC-E6 USB cable
AN-N1000 strap
ViewNX 2/Short
Movie Creator CD
Warranty
Quick Start Guide
User’s Manual
Reference manual
CD (contains this manual)
Memory cards are sold separately.
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Parts of the Camera
Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with camera controls
and displays. You may find it helpful to bookmark this section
and refer to it as you read through the rest of the manual.
The Camera Body
4
s
56 7
8
9
16
3
17
10
2
11
1
12
19
20
15
14
1 Mounting mark ...................................17
2 AF-assist illuminator .................53, 147
Self-timer lamp ...................................50
Red-eye reduction lamp ...................63
3 Shutter-release button.........26, 32, 39
4 Movie-record button .................. 27, 38
5 Speaker .................................................42
6 Power switch........................................18
7 Power lamp ..........................................18
8 Microphone.................................38, 141
9 Infrared receiver (front)............50, 183
10 Focal plane mark (E) ........................56
2
18
13
11 Eyelet for camera strap ..................... 12
12 Connector cover
13 Lens release button............................ 17
14 Lens mount ................................... 17, 56
15 Body cap .............................................163
16 Multi accessory port cover ........ 59, 66
17 Multi accessory port ................... 59, 66
18 Connector for
external microphone......................163
19 HDMI mini-pin connector................. 91
20 USB and A/V connector.............. 85, 90
The Camera Body (Continued)
1 2
3
4 5
6
18
7
8
9
10
11
17
16
15
14
s
12
13
19
20
1 Eye sensor............................................... 6
2 Electronic viewfinder........................... 6
3 Diopter adjustment control ............... 6
4 & (feature) button ............................... 9
5 W (playback zoom/
thumbnail) control..................... 28, 56
6 Mode dial................................................ 7
7 K (playback) button ............28, 34, 48
8 Multi selector......................................... 8
J (OK) button....................................... 8
A (AE-L/AF-L)...............125, 145, 156
E (exposure compensation)............57
% (focus mode) ................................53
E (self-timer).......................................49
9 O (delete) button......................... 35, 75
10 Infrared receiver (rear).............. 50, 183
11 Power connector cover
for optional power connector......166
12 Battery-chamber/memory card slot
cover latch.................................... 15, 16
13 Battery-chamber/
memory card slot cover............ 15, 16
14 Tripod socket
15 Memory card access lamp......... 16, 26
16 G (menu) button ........................ 10
17 $ (display) button......................... 5
18 Monitor ............................................... 4, 5
19 Memory card slot................................ 15
20 Battery latch......................... 15, 16, 166
3
The Monitor
1 23
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24
23
22
21
20
19
18
17
16
4 5 6
7
8
9
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32
31 30 29
28
27 26
1 Shooting mode ..................................... 7 20 Focus area....................................25, 144
2 Exposure mode ..........................26, 111 21 Face-priority AF * .......................25, 147
3 Flexible program indicator ............ 113 22 Microphone sensitivity * ..........38, 141
4 Self-timer/
23 Time elapsed................................. 38, 41
remote control mode .......................49 24 Recording indicator..................... 38, 41
*
Electronic (Hi) ...........................27, 122 25 ISO sensitivity indicator...................131
Continuous mode *.......................... 121
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator ........131
5 Active D-Lighting * .......................... 139 26 “K” (appears when memory remains
6 Picture Control * ............................... 132
for over 1,000 exposures) ................21
7 White balance * ................................ 126 27 Number of exposures
8 Movie settings (HD movies) * ........ 123
remaining............................................21
Frame rate
Number of shots remaining
(slow motion movies) * ................. 122
before memory buffer fills .....25, 121
9 Image size * ....................................... 119
White balance
10 Image quality * ................................. 119
recording indicator .........................128
11 Focus mode *........................................52
Card warning indicator...........153, 186
12 AF-area mode * ................................. 144 28 Time available............................... 38, 41
13 Flash compensation........................ 149 29 ISO sensitivity ....................................131
14 Flash mode ...........................................63 30 Autoexposure (AE) lock
15 Flash-ready indicator .........................61
indicator ...................................125, 145
16 Battery indicator * ...............................21 31 Aperture.....................................115, 116
*
17 Sound settings ............................... 155 32 Shutter speed ...........................114, 116
18 GPS connection indicator * ...............68 33 Metering .............................................124
19 Exposure compensation ...................57
* Available only in detailed display (0 5).
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The $ (Display) Button
Press $ to cycle through shooting
(0 4) and playback (0 69) indicators as
shown below.
$ button
❚❚ Shooting
❚❚ Playback
Simplified display
Simple photo info
Detailed display
Detailed photo info
Monitor off
(viewfinder is not
affected; 0 6)
Image only
s
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A The Electronic Viewfinder
s
Use the viewfinder when bright ambient
lighting conditions make it difficult to see the
display in the monitor. The viewfinder display turns on when you put your eye to the
viewfinder and is identical to that shown on
page 4; the monitor turns off automatically.
Note that the monitor may turn off and the
viewfinder turn on if you place your finger or
other objects near the eye sensor; avoid covering the sensor when using the monitor.
Eye sensor
To focus the display, use the diopter adjustment control. When operating the control
with your eye to the viewfinder, be careful
not to put your finger or fingernails in your
eye.
A The Framing Grid
A framing grid can be displayed by selecting
On for Grid display in the setup menu
(0 154).
A See also
For information on adjusting monitor and viewfinder brightness, see
page 154.
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The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following shooting modes:
Mode dial
Motion Snapshot mode (0 45): Each time the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and about a second of movie footage. When the
resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will
play back in slow motion over approximately 2.5 s, followed by the still
image.
s
Smart Photo Selector mode (0 31): Each time
the shutter is released, the camera automatically selects the best shot and four
best shot candidates based on composition and motion.
Still image mode (0 23): For photographs.
By default, the camera automatically
adjusts camera settings to suit the subject (automatic scene selection).
Movie mode (0 37): Record HD or slow-motion movies.
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The Multi Selector
The multi selector and J button are used to adjust settings and
navigate the camera menus.
❚❚ Displaying Shooting Options
s
Press left (E) to view
self-timer/remote control
options (0 49)
Press right (E) to view
exposure compensation
options (0 57)
Press down (%) to view focus mode options (0 52)
❚❚ Selecting Shooting Options
Press up (1) or down (3) to
highlight options (you can
also highlight options by
rotating the multi selector)
Press J to select
highlighted option
❚❚ Menu Navigation (0 10)
Press up (1) to move cursor up
Press right (2) to select
highlighted item or display
Press left (4) to cancel and
sub-menu
return to previous menu
Press J to select
highlighted item
Press down (3) to move cursor down
Note: You can also highlight items by rotating the multi selector.
A The Multi Selector
In this manual, the 1, 2, 3, and 4 symbols are used to
represent up, right, down, and left on the multi selector.
Items can be highlighted by rotating the multi selector
as shown at right.
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The & (Feature) Button
The & button gives access to the following features in still-image, movie, Motion
Snapshot, and playback modes. Press &
and use the multi selector and J button
to adjust options.
& button
• Shutter type (still-image mode; 0 27): Choose a mechanical
(Mechanical) or electronic shutter (Electronic), or shoot highspeed bursts with Electronic (Hi).
• Movie mode (movie recording; 0 39): Choose from high-definition
(HD movie) and slow-motion (Slow motion) recording.
• Theme (Motion Snapshot mode; 0 47): Choose from Beauty, Waves,
Relaxation, and Tenderness.
• Rating (playback mode; 0 76): Rate pictures.
s
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The G Button
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. To view the menus, press the
G button.
s
G button
Tabs
Choose from the following menus:
K Playback menu (0 101)
B Setup menu (0 151)
C y 1 z Shooting menu (0 109)
Menu options
Options in current menu.
Slider shows position in current
menu.
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❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector to navigate the
menus (0 8).
Multi selector
1
s
2
Press 2 to place cursor
in selected menu.
Select desired menu.
3
4
Highlight menu item.
Press 2 to display options.
Note: The items listed may vary with
camera settings. Items displayed in
gray are not currently available.
5
Highlight desired option
and press J to select.
To exit the menus and return to shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (0 26).
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First Steps
1 Attach the camera strap.
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
s
2 Charge the battery.
Insert the AC adapter plug into the battery charger q, then
insert the battery w and plug the charger in. An exhausted
battery fully charges in about 2 hours and 35 minutes.
Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is
complete.
Battery
charging
Power
cable
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Charging
complete
A The AC Wall Adapter
If an AC wall adapter is supplied with the
camera, it can be attached by inserting it
into the charger inlet (q) and then sliding
the wall adapter latch (w) while rotating
the adapter 90° to fix it in the position
shown (e). To remove the adapter,
reverse these steps.
AC wall adapter latch
s
90 °
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D The Battery and Charger
s
Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages x–xii and 169–
172 of this manual. Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures
below 0°C/32°F or above 40°C/104°F; failure to observe this precaution could damage the battery or impair its performance. Capacity
may be reduced and charging times may increase at battery temperatures from 0°C/32°F to 15°C/59°F and from 45°C/113°F to
60°C/140°F; the battery will not charge if its temperature is below
0°C/32°F or above 60°C/140°F.
Charge the battery at ambient temperatures between 5°C/41°F and
35°C/95°F. If the CHARGE lamp flickers (i.e., flashes about eight times
a second) during charging, confirm that the temperature is in the
correct range and then unplug the charger and remove and reinsert
the battery. If the problem persists, cease use immediately and take
battery and charger to your retailer or a Nikon-authorized service
representative.
Do not move the charger or touch the battery during charging. Failure to observe this precaution could in very rare instances result in
the charger showing that charging is complete when the battery is
only partially charged. Remove and reinsert the battery to begin
charging again.
The supplied power cable and AC wall adapter are for use with the
MH-25 only. Use the charger with compatible batteries only.
Unplug when not in use.
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3 Insert the battery and a memory card.
Check to be sure the battery and card are in the correct orientation. Slide the battery in until the orange battery latch locks
it in place and slide the memory card until it clicks into place.
Rear
s
D Inserting and Removing Batteries and Memory Cards
Always turn the camera off before inserting or removing batteries
or memory cards. Note that the battery may be hot after use;
observe due caution when removing the battery.
A Formatting Memory Cards
B
16G
If this is the first time the memory card
will be used in the camera or if the card
has been formatted in another device,
select Format memory card in the setup
menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format the card (0 153). Note
that this permanently deletes any data the
card may contain. Be sure to copy any
photographs and other data you wish to
keep to a computer before proceeding.
A The Write Protect Switch
Memory cards are equipped
with a write protect switch to
prevent accidental loss of data.
When this switch is in the “lock”
Write-protect switch
position, the memory card can
not be formatted and photos can not be deleted or recorded. To
unlock the memory card, slide the switch to the “write” position.
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A Removing Batteries and Memory Cards
s
After turning the camera off, confirm that
the access lamp is off and open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. To
remove the battery (top), first release it by
pressing the orange battery latch in the
direction shown by the arrow and then
remove the battery by hand. To remove a
memory card (bottom), first press the
card in to eject it (q); the card can then
be removed by hand (w).
D Memory Cards
• The camera stores pictures on Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
(available separately; 0 165).
• Memory cards may be hot after use. Observe due caution when
removing memory cards from the camera.
• Turn the power off before inserting or removing memory cards.
Do not remove memory cards from the camera, turn the camera
off, or remove or disconnect the power source during formatting
or while data are being recorded, deleted, or copied to a computer. Failure to observe these precautions could result in loss of
data or in damage to the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals with your fingers or metal objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card casing. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat, high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
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4 Attach a lens.
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when
the lens or body cap is removed. The lens generally used in
this manual for illustrative purposes is a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–
30 mm f/3.5–5.6. See page 143 for information on vibration
reduction (VR).
s
Keeping marks
aligned, position
lens on camera,
then rotate until it
clicks into place.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Lenses with retractable lens barrel buttons can not be used when retracted. To
unlock and extend the lens, keep the
retractable lens barrel button pressed (q)
while rotating the zoom ring (w). The
lens can be retracted and the zoom ring
locked by pressing the retractable lens
barrel button and rotating the ring in the opposite direction. Be
careful not to press the retractable lens barrel button while attaching or removing the lens.
A Detaching the Lens
Be sure the camera is off when removing
or exchanging lenses. To remove the lens,
press and hold the lens release button
(q) while turning the lens clockwise (w).
After removing the lens, replace the lens
caps and camera body cap.
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5 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on. The power lamp will
briefly light green and the monitor will
turn on.
s
A Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off, press the power switch again. The monitor
will turn off.
A Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for about thirty seconds, the displays will turn off and the power lamp start to blink (if desired, the
delay before the displays turn off automatically can be changed
using the Auto power off option in the setup menu; 0 155). The
camera can be reactivated by operating the buttons, mode dial, or
other camera controls. If no operations are performed for about
three minutes after the displays have turned off, the camera will
turn off automatically.
A Attaching and Removing Lenses
Turn the camera off before attaching or removing lenses. Note that
when the camera is turned off, the sensor protection barrier in the
lens will close, protecting the camera image sensor. If the lens has a
retractable lens barrel button, retract the lens before removal.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
If you are using a lens with a retractable lens barrel button (0 17),
the camera will turn on automatically when the retractable lens barrel lock is released (locking the lens barrel does not, however, turn
the camera off ).
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6 Choose a language and set the clock.
A language-selection dialog will be displayed the first time
the camera is turned on. Use the multi selector and J button
(0 11) to choose a language and set the camera clock. Photos can not be taken until you have set the time and date.
s
Press 1 or 3 to highlight
language and press J.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight time
zone and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight date
format and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight daylight
saving time option and press J.
Note: Language and clock can be
changed at any time using
Language (0 158) and Time
zone and date (0 158) options in
setup menu.
Press 4 or 2 to select items and
press 1 or 3 to change. Press J
when finished.
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A The Camera Clock
The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household
clocks. Check the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces
and reset as necessary.
s
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The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable
power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery
is installed or the camera is powered by an optional EP-5B power
connector and EH-5b AC adapter (0 166). Three days of charging
will power the clock for about a month. If a message warning that
the clock is not set is displayed when the camera is turned on, the
clock battery is exhausted and the clock has been reset. Set the
clock to the correct time and date.
7 Check the battery level and memory card capacity.
Check the battery level and number Battery level
of exposures remaining in the monitor.
❚❚ Battery Level
Display
Description
Battery fully charged or
partially discharged;
NO ICON
level shown by L or
K icon in detailed
display (0 5).
Low battery. Ready
fully-charged battery or
H
prepare to charge
battery.
Cannot take pictures. Battery exhausted;
Insert fully-charged shutter-release
battery.
disabled. Insert charged
battery.
Exposures remaining
s
❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining
The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored
on the memory card at current settings (values over 1,000 are
rounded down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values between
1,200 and 1,299 are shown as 1.2 K). If a warning is displayed
stating that there is not enough memory for additional
images, insert another memory card (0 15) or delete some
photos (0 75).
This completes camera setup.
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s
22
zStill Image Mode
Still image mode is the mode generally used for taking photos.
Taking Photos in Still Image Mode
1 Select still image mode.
Rotate the mode dial to C.
Mode dial
z
A Automatic Scene Selection (h Scene auto selector)
At default settings, the camera will auto- Scene icon
matically analyze the subject and select
the appropriate scene. The selected
scene is shown in the monitor.
c Portrait: Human portrait subjects.
d Landscape: Landscapes and cityscapes.
f Night portrait: Portrait subjects framed against dark backgrounds.
e Close up: Subjects close to the camera.
Auto: Subjects suited to Z mode or that do not fall into the
Z
categories listed above.
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2 Ready the camera.
Remove the lens cap and hold the
camera securely with both hands,
being careful not to obstruct the lens,
AF-assist illuminator, or microphone.
Rotate the camera as shown at lower
right when taking pictures in “tall”
(portrait) orientation.
z
Shutter speeds slow when lighting is
poor; use of an optional flash unit
(0 59) or a tripod is recommended.
A Using a Zoom Lens
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a larger
area of the frame, or zoom out to increase the area visible in the final
photograph (select longer focal lengths on the lens focal length
scale to zoom in, shorter focal lengths to zoom out; if you are using
a lens with a retractable lens barrel button, unlock and extend the
lens by pressing the button and rotating the zoom ring as described
on page 17).
Zoom in
Zoom ring
If you are using an optional lens with a
power drive zoom switch, select T to
zoom in and W to zoom out. The speed
with which the camera zooms in and out
varies with how far you slide the switch.
The zoom position is shown by the zoom
guide in the display.
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Zoom out
Zoom guide
3 Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
4 Focus.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. If the subject is poorly lit,
the AF-assist illuminator (0 2) may
light to assist the focus operation.
z
If the camera is able to focus, the selected Focus area
focus area will be highlighted in green
and a beep will sound (a beep may not
sound if the subject is moving).
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red. See page
54.
Buffer capacity
While the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway, the display will show the number of exposures that can be stored in the memory buffer (“r”; 0 121).
A Face-Priority AF
The camera detects and focuses on portrait subjects (face-priority AF). A double
yellow border will be displayed if a portrait subject is detected facing the camera
(if multiple faces, up to a maximum of
five, are detected, the camera will select
the closest subject). Press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus on the subject in the double yellow
border. The border will clear from the display if the camera can no
longer detect the subject (because, for example, the subject has
looked away).
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5 Shoot.
z
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down to
release the shutter and record the
photograph. The access lamp will
light and the photograph will be displayed in the monitor for a few seconds (the photo will automatically
clear from the display when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway).
Do not eject the memory card or remove
or disconnect the power source until the
lamp has gone out and recording is
complete.
Access lamp
A The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take the
photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.
Focus: Press halfway
Shoot: Press the rest
of the way down
A Exposure Mode
To make adjustments to shutter speed, aperture, or other settings,
select P Programmed auto, S Shutter-priority auto, A Aperture-priority auto, or M Manual for Exposure mode in the shooting menu
(0 111).
A See Also
See page 155 for information on silencing the beep that sounds when
the camera focuses or the electronic shutter is used.
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❚❚ Choosing a Shutter Type
To choose the shutter type for still image
mode, press & and use the multi selector
and J button to choose from the following shutter types: mechanical (Mechanical, suited to most situations), electronic
(Electronic, a silent shutter for quiet surroundings), and high-speed electronic & button
(Electronic (Hi)).
A Electronic (Hi)
z
At default settings, the camera takes pictures
at about 10 frames per second (fps) while the
shutter-release button is pressed. The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the
frame; face detection (0 25) is not available.
Electronic (Hi) also supports frame rates of
30 and 60 fps (0 122). For information on
continuous shooting with Mechanical and
Electronic shutters, see page 121.
❚❚ Recording Movies in Still Image Mode
In still image mode, you can record movies with sound at a frame size of 1,072 ×
720 pixels (aspect ratio: 3 : 2). Press the
movie-record button to start and stop
recording (0 37); in still-image mode,
recording will also end if the shutterrelease button is held all the way down
until a photograph is taken.
Movie-record button
A Flicker
You may notice flicker or banding in the displays or in movies when shooting under certain types of lighting, such as fluorescent or
mercury-vapor lamps. This can be reduced
by choosing a Flicker reduction option that
matches the frequency of the local AC power
supply (0 157).
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Viewing Photographs
Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
K button
z
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to view additional pictures.
To zoom in on the center of the current
image, press the W control up (0 74).
Press W down to zoom out. To view multiple images, press W down when the picture is displayed full frame (0 72).
W control
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
A See Also
For information on toggling photo info on or off, see page 69. See page
77 for information on slide shows.
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Deleting Pictures
To delete the current picture, press O. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
press O again to delete the picture and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the picture. Note that
once deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu can
be used to delete selected pictures (0 75), all
pictures (0 75), pictures taken on selected
dates (0 75), or pictures previously selected
as candidates for deletion (0 75).
O button
z
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z
30
8Smart Photo Selector Mode
Choose Smart Photo Selector mode for photos that capture a
fleeting expression on the face of a portrait subject or other
hard-to-time shots such as group photos in party scenes. Each
time the shutter is released, the camera automatically selects the
best shot and four best shot candidates based on composition
and motion.
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Taking Photos in Smart Photo Selector Mode
1 Select Smart Photo Selector mode.
Rotate the mode dial to y.
Mode dial
2 Frame the photograph.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 24, compose the photograph
with your subject in the center of the
frame.
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3 Begin buffering photographs.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 25). An icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording images to the memory
buffer. The camera continuously
adjusts focus to account for changes
in the distance to the subject in the AF
area brackets while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.
AF area brackets
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A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release
button pressed
halfway to focus
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Buffering
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Shooting ends
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will compare shots recorded
to the buffer both before and after the
shutter-release button was pressed,
and select five to copy to the memory
card. Note that some time may be
required. The best picture is displayed
in the monitor when recording is complete.
A Smart Photo Selector Mode
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject (automatic scene selection; 0 23). Movies can not be recorded,
and pressing the movie-record button has no effect.
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The optional SB-N5 flash unit is equipped with a capture illuminator
which lights during buffering (0 62). Buffering ends automatically and
the capture illuminator turns off after shooting or if the shutter-release
button is kept pressed halfway for about six seconds. Buffering can be
resumed by removing your finger from the shutter-release button and
then pressing it halfway.
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Viewing Photographs
8
Press K and use the multi selector to
display photographs taken with the
Smart Photo Selector (0 28; pictures
taken with the Smart Photo Selector are
indicated by a y icon). Of the five photographs recorded by the Smart Photo
Selector, only the best shot will be displayed (when you press the multi selector right to view the next picture, the
camera will skip over the best shot candidates, with the result that the next picture displayed will not have a file
number that immediately follows that of
the current picture). To end playback
and return to shooting mode, press the
shutter-release button halfway.
Choosing the Best Shot
When a photograph taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is displayed, you
can choose the best shot by pressing J.
Press 4 or 2 to view the other pictures
in the sequence and press J to select
the current picture as the best shot. To
return to normal playback, press D.
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K button
Deleting Pictures
Pressing O when a picture taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is selected displays
a confirmation dialog; press O again to
delete the photographs selected by the
Smart Photo Selector, or press K to exit
without deleting the pictures. Note that
once deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
O button
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A Deleting Individual Photographs
Pressing the O button in the best shot selection dialog displays the following options;
highlight an option using the multi selector
and press J to select.
• This image: Delete the current photo (note
that the picture currently selected as the
best shot can not be deleted).
• All except best shot: Delete all photos in the sequence except the one
currently selected as the best shot.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed; to delete the selected image or
images, highlight Yes and press J.
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8
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yMovie Mode
Choose movie mode to shoot high-definition (HD) or slowmotion (0 40) movies using the movie-record button.
D The 0 Icon
A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.
HD Movies
Record movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
1 Select movie mode.
Rotate the mode dial to 1. An HD Mode dial
movie crop with an aspect ratio of
16 : 9 will appear in the display.
y
2 Frame the opening shot.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 24, frame the opening shot with
your subject in the center of the display.
A Exposure Mode
By default, the camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the subject (automatic scene selection; 0 23).
A See Also
See page 140 for information on adding fade in/fade out effects. Frame
size and frame rate options are described on page 123.
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3 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress.
A Audio Recording
y
Movie-record button
Be careful not to cover the microphone
and note that the built-in microphone Recording indicator/
may record sounds made by the camera Time elapsed
or lens. By default, the camera focuses
continuously; to avoid recording focus
noise, select a focus mode of AF-S (0 52) or
use an optional ME-1 external microphone (0 163). The Movie sound
options item in the shooting menu offers
sensitivity and wind noise options for
Time available
both built-in and external microphones
(0 141).
4 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again to end recording.
Recording will end automatically when the maximum length
is reached (0 123), the memory card is full, another mode is
selected, the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot
(0 xvi ).
A Maximum Length
At default settings, HD movies can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 minutes in length (for more information, see page 123); note that
depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before
this length is reached (0 165).
A Exposure Lock
In exposure modes other than h Scene auto selector, exposure will
lock while the A (multi selector up) button is pressed (0 125).
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❚❚ Taking Photographs During HD Movie Recording
Press the shutter-release button all the
way down to take a photograph without
interrupting HD movie recording. Photographs taken during movie recording
have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.
A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
Up to 20 photographs can be taken with each
movie shot. Please note that photographs
can not be taken with slow-motion movies.
❚❚ Choosing the Movie Type
To choose between high definition and
slow motion recording, press & and use
the multi selector and J button to
choose from the following options:
• HD movie: Record movies in HD.
• Slow motion: Record slow-motion mov& button
ies (0 40).
y
D Recording Movies
Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible
in the displays and in the final movie under
fluorescent, mercury vapor, or sodium lamps
or if the camera is panned horizontally or an
object moves at high speed through frame
(flicker and banding can be reduced in HD
movies by choosing a Flicker reduction
option that matches the frequency of the
local AC power supply; 0 157). Bright light
sources may leave after-images when the
camera is panned. Jagged edges, color fringing, moiré, and bright spots may also appear.
When recording movies, avoid pointing the
camera at the sun or other strong light
sources. Failure to observe this precaution
could result in damage to the camera’s internal circuitry.
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Slow Motion
Record silent movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3. Movies are
recorded at 400 fps and play back at 30 fps.
1 Select movie mode.
Rotate the mode dial to 1.
Mode dial
2 Select slow-motion mode.
y
Press the & button and use the multi
selector and J button to select Slow
motion. A slow-motion movie crop
with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3 will appear
in the display.
& button
3 Frame the opening shot.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 24, frame the opening shot with
your subject in the center of the display.
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4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress. The camera focuses
on the subject at the center of the disMovie-record button
play; face detection (0 25) is not
available.
Recording indicator/
Time elapsed
y
Time available
5 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again to end recording.
Recording will end automatically when the maximum length
is reached, the memory card is full, another mode is selected,
the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot (0 xvi).
A Maximum Length
Up to 5 seconds or 4 GB of footage can be recorded; note that
depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before
this length is reached (0 165).
A Exposure Mode
The default exposure mode for slow-motion movie recording is
P Programmed auto (0 113). h Scene auto selector is not available
in slow-motion movie mode.
A See Also
Frame rate options are described on page 122.
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 28).
Press J to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
Guide
y
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Pause
Play
Pause playback.
J
/
Advance/
rewind
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
Exit to
shooting
mode
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Volume
W
Resume playback when the movie is paused
or during rewind/advance.
Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. Speed
increases with each press, from 2 × to 5 × to
10 × to 15 ×. If playback is paused, the movie
rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep
the button pressed for continuous rewind or
advance. You can also rotate the multi selector
to rewind or advance when playback is
paused.
Press up to increase volume, down to
decrease.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
exit to shooting mode. Photographs can be
taken immediately.
Deleting Movies
To delete the current movie, press O. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
press O again to delete the movie and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the movie. Note that
once deleted, movies can not be recovered.
A See Also
O button
See page 107 for information on trimming
unwanted footage from movies.
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9Motion Snapshot Mode
Choose Motion Snapshot mode to record brief movie vignettes
with your photographs. Each time the shutter is released, the
camera records a still image and about a second of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the
camera, the movie will play back in slow motion over approximately 2.5 s, followed by the still image.
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Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode
1 Select Motion Snapshot mode.
Rotate the mode dial to z.
Mode dial
2 Frame the picture.
Holding the camera as shown on
page 24, compose the photograph
with your subject in the center of the
frame.
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3 Begin buffering.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 25). An icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
4 Shoot.
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Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will record a photograph,
together with about a second of
movie footage beginning before and
ending after the time the shutterrelease button was pressed. Note that
some time may be required. When
recording is complete, the photograph will be displayed for a few seconds.
A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
Shutter-release
button pressed
halfway to focus
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Buffering
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Shooting ends
❚❚ Choosing a Theme
To choose the background music for the
movie, press & and use the multi selector
and J button to choose from Beauty,
Waves, Relaxation, and Tenderness.
& button
A Motion Snapshot Mode
By default, the camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the subject (automatic scene selection; 0 23). Live audio is not
recorded. Movies can not be recorded using the movie-record button.
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The optional SB-N5 flash unit is equipped with a capture illuminator
which lights during buffering (0 62). Buffering ends automatically and
the capture illuminator turns off after shooting or if the shutter-release
button is kept pressed halfway for about six seconds. Buffering can be
resumed by removing your finger from the shutter-release button and
then pressing it halfway.
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Viewing Motion Snapshots
Press K and use the multi selector to
display a Motion Snapshot (0 28;
Motion Snapshots are indicated by a z
icon). Pressing J when a Motion Snapshot is displayed plays back the movie
portion in slow motion over a period of
about 2.5 s, followed by the photo; the
background track plays for about 10 s.
To end playback and return to shooting
mode, press the shutter-release button
halfway.
K button
Deleting Motion Snapshots
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To delete the current Motion Snapshot,
press O. A confirmation dialog will be
displayed; press O again to delete the
photo and movie and return to playback, or press K to exit without deleting
the file. Note that once deleted, Motion
Snapshots can not be recovered.
O button
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Self-Timer and Remote Control Modes
The self-timer and optional ML-L3 remote control (0 163) can be
used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. The following
options are available:
Off
c
b
a
"
#
Self-timer and remote control off. The shutter is
released when the camera shutter-release button is
pressed.
10 s
The shutter is released 2, 5, or 10 seconds after the
shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
5s
Choose 2 s to reduce camera shake, 5 s or 10 s for
2s
self-portraits.
The shutter is released 2 s after the shutter-release
Delayed
button on the optional ML-L3 remote control is
remote
pressed.
Quick response The shutter is released when the shutter-release butremote
ton on the optional ML-L3 remote control is pressed.
A Before Using the Remote Control
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Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet.
1 Mount the camera on a tripod.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
2 Display self-timer options.
Press 4 (E) to display self-timer
options.
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3 Select the desired option.
Use the multi selector to highlight the
desired option and press J.
4 Frame the photograph and shoot.
Self-timer mode: Press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus, and
then press the button the rest of the
way down. The self-timer lamp will
start to blink and a beep will begin to
sound. Two seconds before the photo
is taken, the lamp will stop blinking
and the beeping will become more
rapid.
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Remote control mode: Aim the ML-L3 at
either of the infrared receivers on the
camera (0 2, 3) and press the ML-L3
shutter-release button (stand at a distance of 5 m/16 ft or less when using
the front receiver, 1.5 m/5 ft, or less
when using the rear receiver). In delayed remote mode, the
self-timer lamp will light for about two seconds before the
shutter is released. In quick-response remote mode, the selftimer lamp will flash after the shutter has been released.
Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released. Turning the camera off
cancels self-timer and remote control modes. Remote control
modes are cancelled automatically if no operations are performed for about five minutes after the mode is selected in
Step 3.
A Movie Mode
In self-timer mode, start and stop the timer by pressing the movierecord button instead of the shutter-release button. In remote control
mode, the ML-L3 shutter-release button functions as the movie-record
button.
A Tripod Mounting Spacer
Use an optional TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer to prevent larger
lenses coming into contact with the tripod head when the camera is
mounted on a tripod (0 164).
A See Also
For information on choosing how long the camera will wait for a signal
from the remote, see page 156. See page 155 for information on controlling the beeps that sound when the self-timer or remote control is
used.
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Focus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses (note that focus mode selection
is not available in h Scene auto selector mode; 0 23, 111).
AF-A
AF-S
AF-C
AF-F
MF
Auto-select AF: The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject is
stationary, AF-C if it is moving. *
Single AF: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. *
Continuous AF: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Photos
can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.
Full-time AF: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously; photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.
Manual focus: Focus manually (0 55). Photos can be taken whether
or not the camera is in focus.
* Shutter can only be released if camera is able to focus.
A Focus Mode
The options available vary with the shooting mode.
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Mechanical/Electronic
10 fps
Electronic (Hi) 30 fps/
60 fps
HD movie
Movie mode
Slow motion
Smart Photo Selector
Motion Snapshot
Still image
mode
AF-A (default), AF-S, AF-C, MF
AF-A
AF-S
AF-F (default), AF-S, MF
AF-S (default), MF
AF-A
AF-S
1 Display focus mode options.
Press 3 (%) to display focus mode
options.
2 Select the desired option.
Use the multi selector to highlight the
desired option and press J.
A The AF-Assist Illuminator
If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illumiAF-assist illuminator
nator will light automatically to assist the
autofocus operation when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. The AFassist illuminator is available in still image,
Smart Photo Selector, and Motion Snapshot
modes and lights only if:
• AF-S is selected for focus mode or single AF
selected in AF-A focus mode,
• Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode (0 144) or the center focus
area (0 25) is selected for Single-point, and
• On is selected for Built-in AF assist in the shooting menu (0 147).
Larger lenses may prevent the illuminator lighting all or part of the subject. Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator.
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A See Also
See page 155 for information on controlling the beep that sounds
when the camera focuses.
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A Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus
under these conditions, or the focus area may be displayed in green
and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released
even when the subject is not in focus. In these cases, focus manually
(0 55) or use focus lock (0 145) to focus on another subject at the
same distance, and then recompose the photograph.
There is little or no contrast between
the subject and the background.
Example: The
subject is the
same color as
the background.
The subject contains objects at different distances from the camera.
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Example: The
subject is
inside a cage.
The subject is dominated by regular
geometric patterns.
Example: Blinds
or a row of
windows in a
skyscraper.
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The subject contains areas of sharply
contrasting brightness.
Examples: The
subject is half
in the shade; a
night scene
with point illumination.
Background objects appear larger
than the subject.
Example: A
building is in
the frame
behind the
subject.
The subject contains many fine details
or is made up of objects that are small
or lack variation in brightness.
Example: A field
of flowers.
Manual Focus
Manual focus can be used when autofocus does not produce the
desired results.
1 Select manual focus mode.
Press 3 (%) and select MF (manual
focus; 0 52).
2 Display the manual focus guides.
Press J to magnify the view at the
center of the frame and display manual focus guides.
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3 Focus.
Rotate the multi selector until the subject is in focus. Rotate the multi selector clockwise to increase the focus
distance, counterclockwise to
decrease; the faster you rotate the
multi selector, the quicker the focus
distance changes. The focus indicator
shows the approximate focus distance. Press J when the subject is in
focus.
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Multi selector dial: Focus
To magnify the view in the display by W control: Zoom in or out
up to about 10× for precise focus,
Focus indicator
press the W control up. Press 1, 2, 3,
or 4 to view areas of the frame not
currently visible in the display; the visible portion is shown by the navigation window. To zoom out, press the W
control down.
Navigation window
A Movies
The multi selector can also be used to choose the focus distance if manual focus is selected during movie recording. Rotate the multi selector
clockwise to increase the focus distance, counterclockwise to decrease;
the faster you rotate the multi selector, the quicker the focus distance
changes.
A Focal Plane Position
To determine the distance between your
subject and the camera, measure from the
focal plane mark on the camera body. The
distance between the lens mounting flange
and the focal plane is approximately 17 mm
(0.7 in.).
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Approx.
17 mm
Focal plane mark
Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.
Choose from values between –3 EV (underexposure) and +3 EV
(overexposure) in increments of 1/3 EV. In general, positive values
make the image brighter while negative values make it darker.
Exposure compensation is not available in h Scene auto selector and M Manual exposure modes.
–1 EV
No exposure
compensation
+1 EV
1 Display exposure compensation options.
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Press 2 (E) to display exposure compensation options.
2 Select a value.
Use the multi selector to highlight the
desired value and press J.
Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure compensation to ±0. Exposure compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.
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A Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is most effective when used with centerweighted or spot metering (0 124).
A Optional Flash Units
When used with optional flash units, exposure compensation affects
both background exposure and flash level.
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Flash Photography
In still image mode, the optional SB-N5 flash unit can be used for
additional lighting, to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit
subjects, or to add catch lights to your subjects’ eyes. In Smart
Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot modes, the flash will not
fire but the capture illuminator will light to illuminate your subject. The flash does not fire in movie mode or when the Electronic (Hi) shutter type is selected in still image mode.
Attaching Flash Units
Mount optional flash units on the camera multi accessory port.
1 Remove the multi accessory port cover.
Remove the cover as shown at right.
Keep the cover in a safe place and
replace it when the port is not in use.
2 Attach the flash unit.
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Turn the camera off and mount the
flash unit on the multi accessory port
as described in the manual provided
with the flash unit.
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A Optional Flash Units
Flash units other than the SB-N5 can not be used. Detailed instructions
may be found in the manual provided with the flash unit. Objects close
to the camera may be overexposed at high ISO sensitivities.
A The Flash/Capture-Illuminator Status Indicators
If the flash status or capture-illuminator status indicator on the rear of
the flash unit blinks, one of the following errors may have occurred:
Display
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Description
The flash has fired at full power and
The flash status indicator blinks for the photograph may be underexabout three seconds after a photo- posed. Try reducing the distance to
graph is taken.
the subject or increasing ISO sensitivity (0 131).
Continuous use has caused the temperature of the flash unit to rise and
The flash or capture status indicator
the unit has been disabled to protect
blinks once a second.
the flash. Turn the unit off and wait
for it to cool.
A data transfer error has occurred.
The flash and capture status indicators
Check that the flash unit is correctly
blink once every two seconds.
attached.
An error has occurred in the unit’s
internal circuitry. Turn the camera
The flash status indicator blinks eight off, remove the flash unit, and take
times a second.
the camera and flash unit to a Nikonauthorized service center for consultation.
Taking Pictures
The camera supports a variety of flash modes for photographing
poorly lit or backlit subjects.
1 Turn the camera and flash unit on.
2 Choose a flash mode.
Choose a flash mode as described on page 63.
3 Position the flash head.
Rotate the flash head so that it points
directly ahead.
60°
75° 90°
0
4 Take pictures.
Before shooting, confirm that the flash
status indicator on the rear of the flash
unit is lit and that the flash-ready indicator (I) appears in the camera display. To take pictures without the
flash, turn the flash unit off.
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Flash status indicator
Capture-illuminator
status indicator
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❚❚ Bounce Lighting
Light from the flash can be “bounced” (reflected) from a ceiling
or wall, dispersing the light from the flash to make shadows less
harsh and reduce glare from hair, skin, clothing and foreground
objects.
The flash head on the optional SB-N5 flash unit can be rotated
90 ° up and 180 ° left or right.
Flash head rotated upward 90 °
(bounce lighting)
Flash pointed directly ahead
(normal lighting)
A Bounce Lighting
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If possible, bounce flash lighting from a reflective white or near-white
surface; light reflected from other surfaces may change the colors in
the photograph. If no suitable surface can be found nearby, a piece of
white paper (A4 or letter sized) can be used instead, but be sure to
check the results in the camera display.
A The Capture Illuminator
The optional SB-N5 flash unit offers a capture
illuminator that lights to illuminate subjects
in Smart Photo Selector and Motion Snapshot modes (0 31, 45). The illuminator will
light for about six seconds during buffering,
illuminating subjects about 1 m (3.3 ft) from
the camera. Before shooting, confirm that
the capture-illuminator status indicator is lit.
The indicator lights during buffering.
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❚❚ Flash Mode
The flash mode can be selected using the Flash mode item in
the shooting menu (0 109).
N
Nj
Np
Njp
Fill flash: Use for additional lighting or to fill in shadows.
Red-eye reduction: Use for portraits. Red-eye reduction lamp
lights before flash fires, reducing “red-eye”.
Slow sync 1: Shutter speeds slow automatically to capture
background lighting at night or under low light.
Red-eye slow sync 1: Combine red-eye reduction with slow
sync for portraits that include background lighting.
Rear- curtain slow sync 1/Rear- curtain sync 2: The flash fires just
before the shutter closes, creating a stream of light behind
moving objects as illustrated below at right (other flash
modes use front-curtain sync, in which the flash fires as
the shutter opens; the effect this produces with moving
light sources is shown below at left).
Nq / Nr
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Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
1 P Programmed auto or A Aperture-priority auto exposure modes only.
2 S Shutter-priority auto and M Manual exposure modes only.
A See Also
See page 148 for information on choosing how the camera controls
flash output. For information on adjusting flash level, see page 149.
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1 Select Flash mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Flash mode in the
shooting menu and press 2.
2 Choose a flash mode.
Use the multi selector to highlight the
desired option and press J. Press the
shutter button halfway to exit the
menus and return to shooting mode.
A Shutter Speed
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Shutter speed is restricted to the following ranges when a flash is used.
• Mechanical selected for Shutter type (0 27, 122):
Exposure mode
Shutter speed
1/250–1 s
h Scene auto selector (f)
1
/250–30 s
S Shutter-priority auto
1/250–30 s, Bulb
M Manual
1/250–1/60 s
Other
• Electronic selected for Shutter type (0 27, 122):
Exposure mode
Shutter speed
1/60–1 s
h Scene auto selector (f)
1
/60–30 s
S Shutter-priority auto
1/60–30 s, Bulb
M Manual
1/60 s
Other
D Using a Flash
When using a flash, be sure the subject is at a range of at least 0.6 m
(2 ft) and remove lens hoods to prevent vignetting (shadows created
where the end of the lens obscures the optional flash unit). Note that
some lenses may block the flash or capture illuminator at some focal
lengths or shooting distances. For more information, see Nikon websites.
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The GP-N100 GPS Unit
GP-N100 GPS units (available separately) can be used to record
information on your current position when pictures are taken.
This information can be viewed on a computer using ViewNX 2
(supplied) or Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 163).
ViewNX 2 can be installed from the supplied ViewNX 2/
Short Movie Creator CD.
Attaching the GP-N100
The GP-N100 attaches to the camera multi accessory port.
1 Remove the multi accessory port cover.
Remove the cover as shown at right.
Keep the cover in a safe place and
replace it when the port is not in use.
the GP-N100.
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Turn the camera off and mount the
GP-N100 on the multi accessory port
as described in the manual provided
with the GPS unit.
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Setup Menu Options
The GPS item in the setup menu contains
the following options. To display GPS
options, press G and select GPS in
the setup menu.
• Auto power off: Choose whether the displays turn off automatically when the GP-N100 is attached.
Camera displays turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for the time selected for Auto power off in the
setup menu (0 155). This reduces the drain on the battery.
The displays do not turn off automatically while the
Disable
GP-N100 is attached.
Enable
• Position: This item is only available if the GP-N100 is currently
receiving GPS data, when it displays the current latitude, longitude, altitude, and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as
reported by the GP-N100.
• Use GPS to set clock: Select Yes to synchronize the camera
clock with the time reported by the GPS device.
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A Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
UTC data is provided by the GPS device and is independent of the camera clock.
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A Connection Status
Connection status is shown by the h icon in the camera display (0 4)
and the LED on the GP-N100:
h icon
Description
The GPS unit is searching for a signal. Pich (blinks) Blinks (red) tures taken while the h icon is blinking
do not include GPS data.
The unit is receiving signals from three GPS
h (static) Blinks (green) satellites. GPS data will be recorded with
photographs.
The unit is receiving signals from four or
h (static) On (green)
more GPS satellites. More precise GPS data
will be recorded with photographs.
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LED
GPS data are only recorded while the GP-N100 is receiving signals from
at least three satellites. If no signal is received for over two seconds, the
h icon will clear from the camera display and no GPS data will be
recorded.
A Assisted GPS
When connected to a computer using its supplied USB cable, the
GP-N100 can use resources provided by Nikon servers to reduce the
time needed to acquire GPS data (GPS data can still be acquired without these resources, although the time needed to do may increase).
This method of determining position using supplementary information stored in a file supplied by a network is known as “Assisted GPS”
(A-GPS or aGPS). To connect to Nikon servers and receive Assisted GPS
files, the GP-N100 uses GP-N100 Utility software, available for download from the following website:
http://nikonimglib.com/gpn100u/
For information on using GP-N100 Utility, see the above website or
online help. The Assisted GPS file provided by the servers is valid for
two weeks, after which time it can no longer be used to assist global
positioning. Use GP-N100 Utility regularly to keep the GP-N100 up to
date.
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Photo Information
Photo information is superimposed on
images displayed in full-frame playback
(0 28). Press the $ button to cycle
through simple photo information
(0 69), detailed photo information
(0 70), and no photo information.
$ button
❚❚ Simple Photo Information
1
2
1 12 2
3
3
11
13
10
9
4
8
7
6
5
Still images
1 Shooting mode ..................................... 7
2 Protect status.................................... 103
3 Frame number/total number of
images
4 Image quality.................................... 119
Frame rate.......................................... 122
5 Image size.......................................... 119
Frame size.......................................... 123
6 File name ........................................... 120
10
9
4
8
7
6
5
Movies
7 Time of recording ......................19, 158
8 Date of recording.......................19, 158
9 Battery indicator .................................21
10 Rating ....................................................76
11 Movie length........................................42
12 Audio recording indicator ..............141
13 On-screen guide (for movies) ..........42
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A Thumbnail Playback
Press $ to view or hide ratings (0 76) when thumbnails are displayed (0 72). In four- and nine-frame playback, protect status (0 103)
and frame numbers are also displayed.
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❚❚ Detailed Photo Information
1
2
3
4
16
5
15
14
13
12
11
27
6
7
8
9
17
18
26
25
24
10
23
22
21
20 19
Still images
1
2
28
4
27
5
3
6
12
11
25
13
26
17
24
23
22
21
20 19
Movies
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1 Shooting mode ..................................... 7
2 Frame number/total number of
images
3 Protect status.....................................103
4 Camera name
5 Retouch indicator ...........104, 105, 106
Movie edit indicator.........................107
6 Histogram showing distribution of
tones in image ...................................71
7 ISO sensitivity ....................................131
8 Focal length .......................................197
9 Flash mode...........................................63
10 Flash compensation.........................149
11 Exposure compensation ...................57
12 Metering .............................................124
13 Exposure mode .................................111
14 Shutter speed ...........................114, 116
15 Aperture.....................................115, 116
16 GPS data indicator.............................. 66
17 Picture Control ..................................132
18 Active D-Lighting indicator............139
19 Image quality ....................................119
Frame rate ..........................................123
20 Image size...........................................119
Frame size...........................................123
21 File name ............................................120
22 Time of recording ...................... 19, 158
23 Date of recording....................... 19, 158
24 Battery indicator ................................. 21
25 White balance....................................126
White balance fine-tuning............127
26 Color space.........................................138
27 Rating .................................................... 76
28 Audio recording indicator ..............141
A Histograms (0 70)
Camera histograms are intended only as a guide and may differ from
those in imaging applications. Sample histograms are shown below:
• If brightness varies evenly across the
image, the distribution of tones
will be relatively even.
• If the image is dark, tone distribution will be shifted to the left.
• If the image is bright, tone distribution will be shifted to the right.
Exposure compensation shifts the distribution of tones to the right
when raised, to the left when lowered. Histograms can give you a
rough idea of overall exposure when bright ambient lighting makes it
difficult to see the display in the monitor.
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Thumbnail Playback
To view pictures in “contact sheets” of 4,
9, or 72 images, press W down when a picture is displayed full frame.
W control
Full-frame
playback
Thumbnail playback
Calendar
playback
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Display more
images
W
I
Display fewer
images
/ Use the multi selector to highlight images.
You can delete (0 75) or rate (0 76) the
highlighted image or zoom in for a closer
look (0 74).
Highlight images
View highlighted
image
Delete highlighted
image
Rate highlighted
image
Exit to shooting
mode
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Description
Press down to increase the number of
images displayed, up to decrease. Press
down when 72 images are displayed to view
images taken on selected dates (0 73).
Press up when 4 images are displayed to
view the highlighted image full frame.
J
Press J to view the highlighted image full
frame.
O
See page 75.
&
See page 76.
Press the shutter-release button halfway.
Photographs can be taken immediately.
Calendar Playback
To view pictures taken on a selected date,
press W down when 72 pictures are displayed (0 72).
W control
Full-frame
playback
Calendar playback
Thumbnail playback
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
/
Highlight date
Use multi selector to highlight date.
I
View pictures taken
on highlighted date
Delete pictures taken
on highlighted date
Exit to thumbnail
display
Exit to shooting
mode
J
O
W
Press J to view the first picture
taken on the highlighted date.
Press O to delete all pictures taken on
the highlighted date.
Press W up to return to 72-frame display.
Press the shutter-release button halfway. Photographs can be taken
immediately.
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Playback Zoom
To zoom in on a photograph, display it
full frame and press W up. Playback zoom
is not available with movies or Motion
Snapshots.
W control
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Zoom in or
out
W
View other
areas of
image
I
View faces
Exit zoom
Exit to
shooting
mode
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J
Description
Press up to zoom in,
down to zoom out.
Whenever you zoom in
or out, a navigation window will appear with the
area currently visible in
the display indicated by
a yellow border. Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to scroll the
image (keep pressed to scroll rapidly to other areas
of the frame).
Faces (up to five)
detected during zoom
are indicated by white
borders in the navigation
window.
Rotate the
multi selector to view
other faces.
Return to full-frame playback.
Press the shutter-release button halfway. Photographs can be taken immediately.
Deleting Pictures
Pictures can be deleted from the memory card as described
below. Note that once deleted, pictures can not be recovered;
protected images, however, will not be deleted.
Deleting the Current Picture
To delete the picture currently displayed
in full-frame playback or selected in the
thumbnail list, press O. A confirmation
dialog will be displayed; press O again to
delete the picture and return to playback,
or press K to exit without deleting the
picture.
O button
The Playback Menu
To delete multiple images, press the G button, select Delete
in the playback menu, and choose from the options below. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to delete the
images (note that some time may be required if a large number
of images is selected).
Highlight images and press 1 or 3 to select or
Delete selected images deselect (0 102). Press J to exit when the selection is complete.
Highlight dates and press 2 to select or deselect.
To view the pictures taken on the highlighted
date, press W down; hold W up to view the highSelect images by date
lighted picture full frame or press W down again to
return to the date list. Press J to delete all pictures taken on the selected dates.
Delete all images
Delete all pictures on the memory card.
Discard
Delete all pictures rated ) (discard; 0 76).
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Rating Pictures
Rate pictures or mark them as candidates for later deletion
(0 75). The Slide show option in the playback menu can be
used to display only pictures with a selected rating or ratings
(0 77). Rating is not available with protected images.
1 Select a picture.
Display a picture in full-frame playback or highlight it in the
thumbnail list.
2 Press &.
Press & and rotate the multi selector
to choose from ratings of zero to five
stars, or select ) to mark the picture
as a candidate for later deletion. The
rating is stored when you press J or
display another picture.
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& button
Slide Shows
To view a slide show of the pictures on
the memory card, press the G button,
select Slide show in the playback menu,
and follow the steps below.
G button
1 Select the type of image used in the show.
Highlight the desired option and press J.
Display all the images on the memory card.
Display still images only.
Display movies only.
Display only the movie portion of Motion Snapshots.
Motion Snapshot
The associated photographs are not displayed.
Display
only
images
recorded on a selected
Select images by date. A calendar will be
displayed; use the multi
date
selector to highlight a
date.
All images
Still images
Movies
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Display only photos belonging to a specific scene, as
determined by the automatic scene selector (0 23)
Selected scene
when the pictures were taken. Choose from Auto,
Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, and Close up.
Display only images with a
selected rating or ratings
(0 76). A rating selection
By rating
dialog will be displayed;
use the multi selector to
highlight ratings and press
2 to select or deselect.
Display only images in which the camera has
Face priority
detected a face (0 25).
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2 Adjust display times and choose a background track.
Adjust the following options:
Frame interval Choose how long each still image is displayed.
Choose how much of each movie is played back
before the next slide is displayed. Choose Same as
Movie playback frame interval to display the next slide after the
time
time selected for Frame interval, No limit to play
back the entire movie before displaying the next
slide.
Mute audio playback or choose a slide show background track. Select Movie sound tracks to play
Audio
only audio recorded with movies; in this case, no
sound is played for still images or Motion Snapshots.
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3 Select Start.
Highlight Start and press J to start
the slide show.
The following operations can be performed while a slide
show is in progress:
To
Use
Pause/resume
J
Adjust volume
W
Exit to playback
mode
K
Exit to shooting
mode
Description
Press 4 to return to the previous frame, 2
to skip to the next frame.
Skip back/skip
ahead
Pause the show. Press again to resume.
Press up to increase volume, down to
decrease.
End the show and return to playback
mode.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to
exit to shooting mode. Photographs can be
taken immediately.
The options shown at right are displayed when the show ends. Select
Resume to restart or Exit to exit to the
playback menu.
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Installing the Supplied Software
Install the supplied software to copy pictures to your computer
for viewing and editing pictures and creating short movies.
Before installing the software, confirm that your system meets
the requirements on page 83.
1 Start
the computer and insert the installer ViewNX 2/
Short Movie Creator CD.
Windows
Mac OS
Double-click icon
on desktop
Double-click
Welcome icon
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2 Select a language.
If the desired language is q Select region (if required)
not available, click Region
Selection to choose a different region and th en
choose the desired language (region selection is
not available in the European release).
w Select language
e Click Next
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3 Start the installer.
Click Install and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Click Install
4 Exit the installer.
Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac OS) when installation is complete.
Windows
Mac OS
Click Yes
Click OK
The following software is installed:
• ViewNX 2
• Short Movie Creator
• Apple QuickTime (Windows only)
Q 5 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
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System Requirements
The system requirements for the Short Movie Creator are:
Windows
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home
Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1),
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
OS
Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2), or Windows XP Home
Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3). All installed programs
run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of Windows 7
and Windows Vista.
1.5 GB or more with at least 128 MB of video RAM (2 GB or
RAM
more with at least 256 MB of video RAM recommended for creating HD
movies)
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or
Hard-disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1,024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Monitor
• Color: 32-bit color (True Color) or more
Other
DirectX 9 or later and OpenGL 1.4 or later
CPU
Mac OS
2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better
Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or 10.6.7
1 GB or more
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or
Hard-disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1,024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more
Monitor
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
CPU
OS
RAM
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If your system does not meet the above requirements, only
ViewNX 2 will be installed (0 85).
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The system requirements for the ViewNX 2 are:
Windows
• Photos/JPEG movies: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core
series, 1.6 GHz or better
CPU
• H.264 movies (playback): 3.0 GHz or better Pentium D
• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo
Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home
Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 1),
Windows Vista Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/
OS
Enterprise/Ultimate (Service Pack 2), or Windows XP Home
Edition/Professional (Service Pack 3). All installed programs
run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of
Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
• Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recomRAM
mended)
• Windows XP: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB
Hard-disk space
or more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024
Monitor
pixels (SXGA) or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
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Mac OS
• Photos/JPEG movies: PowerPC G4 (1 GHz or better), G5,
Intel Core, or Xeon series
CPU
• H.264 movies (playback): PowerPC G5 Dual or Core Duo,
2 GHz or better
• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz or better Core 2 Duo
OS
Mac OS X version 10.5.8, or 10.6.7
RAM
512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB
Hard-disk space
or more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024
Monitor
pixels (SXGA) or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
A Motion Snapshots
ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots on a computer.
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Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer
Transferring Pictures
1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• 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 supplied USB cable (do not use
force or insert the connectors at an angle) and then turn the
camera on.
• SD card slot: If your computer is equipped with an SD card slot,
the card can be inserted directly in the slot.
• SD card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately
from third-party suppliers) to the computer and insert the
memory card.
2 Start Nikon Transfer 2.
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.
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If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as
described below.
1 Under Import pictures and
videos, click Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed; select
Import File using Nikon
Transfer 2 and click OK.
2 Double-click Import file.
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3 Click Start Transfer.
At default settings, all the
pictures on the memory
card will be copied to the
computer.
Click Start Transfer
4 Terminate the connection.
If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera
off and disconnect the USB cable. 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 card from
the card reader or card slot.
Viewing Pictures
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ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows:
Double-click
the
ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac OS: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in
the Dock.
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❚❚ Retouching Photographs
To crop pictures and perform
such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the
Edit button in the toolbar.
❚❚ Creating Short Movies
Use the Short Movie Creator to
create short movies combining
music, M otion Snapshots,
movie footage, and photos
taken in still image or Smart
Photo Selector mode (0 88).
❚❚ Printing Pictures
Click the Print button in the
toolbar. A dialog will be displayed, allowing you to print
pictures on a printer connected
to the computer.
❚❚ Viewing Places
If the selected image contains
GPS data recorded using an
optional GP-N100 GPS unit
(0 66), click the Geo Tag button in the toolbar to view a
map showing where the picture was taken (Internet connection
required).
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Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
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Creating Short Movies
Use the supplied Short Movie Creator software to create movies
combining photographs taken in still image or Smart Photo
Selector mode with Motion Snapshots, movies, and music.
1 Transfer pictures.
Transfer pictures as described on page 85.
2 Select components.
Select pictures in ViewNX 2.
3 Start Short Movie Creator.
Click the Short Movie
Creator button in ViewNX 2.
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The images selected in Step “Components” panel
2 will be displayed in the
Short Movie Creator “Components” panel; if desired,
additional pictures can be
dragged into the “Components” panel from ViewNX 2
and re-ordered using drag
and drop. In the case of
photos taken with the
Smart Photo Selector, only the best shot will be displayed.
The photo and movie components of Motion Snapshots
appear as separate files.
4 Select a style and background track.
Select a style in the “Styles” panel and a background track in
the “Music” panel. To preview the movie, click
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5 Save the movie.
Click Create Movie. The dialog shown at right will be
displayed; select one of the
following options and click
Create.
• Save file: Save the movie to a
folder on the computer.
• Save to Camera (memory card):
Save the movie to a memory card so that it can later
be played back on the camera. To use this option, you
will first need to insert a memory card that has been formatted in the camera (0 153) into a card reader or card slot.
A Starting Short Movie Creator
If ViewNX 2 is not running, you can start
Short Movie Creator by double-clicking
the Short Movie Creator icon on the
desktop (Windows) or clicking the Short
Movie Creator icon in the Dock (Mac OS).
A Viewing Short Movies on Other Devices
Windows
Mac OS
Movies saved to a memory card using the Save to Camera (memory
card) option in Short Movie Creator can be viewed on the camera, or
displayed on a television monitor when the camera is connected to a
TV (0 90). Movies created in other applications or using the Save file
option in Short Movie Creator can not be viewed on the camera.
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Consult online help for more information on using Short Movie Creator.
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Viewing Pictures on TV
Connect the camera to a television or video recorder for playback or recording.
A Connecting Video Cables
Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting A/V or
HDMI cables. When connecting cables, do not use force or attempt to
insert the connectors at an angle.
Standard Definition Devices
Before connecting the camera, confirm that the camera video
standard (0 156) matches that used in the TV.
1 Connect the A/V cable.
Turn the camera off and connect the supplied audio/video
(A/V) cable.
Connect to
video device
Audio (white)
Video (yellow)
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Connect to camera
2 Tune the television to the video channel.
3 Turn the camera on.
Turn the camera on and press K to view pictures on the TV
(note that the edges of some images may not be displayed).
The camera monitor will remain off; stereo sound recorded
with movies will be played back as monaural sound.
A Video Mode
If no image is displayed, check that camera is connected and that the
correct Video mode (0 156) is selected.
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High-Definition Devices
A type C mini-pin High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
cable (available separately from third-party suppliers) can be
used to connect the camera to high-definition video devices.
1 Connect the HDMI cable.
Turn the camera off and connect the HDMI cable.
Connect to HD device
(choose cable with
appropriate connector)
Connect to camera
2 Tune the device to the HDMI channel.
3 Turn the camera on.
Turn the camera on; the camera monitor will remain off and
the camera shooting mode display will appear on the HD
device. Stereo sound recorded with movies plays in stereo.
D Close the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
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Volume can be adjusted using the controls on the television; adjusting
volume on the camera has no effect. Use of an EH-5b AC adapter and
EP-5B power connector (available separately) is recommended for
extended playback.
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❚❚ HDMI Device Control
To control the camera remotely from a
device that supports HDMI-CEC (HighDefinition Multimedia Interface–Consumer Electronics Control), select On for
HDMI device control in the camera
setup menu. The HDMI-CEC device will display a remote control
guide and the remote control can be used in place of the following camera controls:
Camera
1, 3, 4, 2
J
K
G
Slide show menu
Remote control
Up, down, left, and right buttons
Center button
Blue button
Red button
Green button
The remote control guide can be hidden or displayed at any time
by pressing the yellow button on the remote control. See the
television manual for details.
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Printing Photographs
Selected JPEG images can be printed on a PictBridge printer
connected directly to the camera.
Connecting the Printer
Connect the camera using the supplied USB cable.
1 Turn the camera off.
2 Connect the USB cable.
Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do
not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
A USB Hubs
Connect the camera directly to the printer; do not connect the
cable via a USB hub.
3 Turn the camera on.
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A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed
by a PictBridge playback display.
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A Printing Via Direct USB Connection
Be sure the EN-EL15 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b
AC adapter and EP-5B power connector.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1 Select a picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Press W up to zoom in on the
current frame (0 74; press W down to
exit zoom). To view nine pictures at a
time, press W down when a picture is
displayed full frame. Use the multi
selector to highlight pictures, or press
W up to display the highlighted picture full frame.
2 Adjust print options.
Press J to display PictBridge print
options (0 98). Press 1 or 3 to highlight options and press 2 to select.
3 Start printing.
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Highlight Start printing and press J
to start printing. To cancel before all
copies have been printed, press J
again.
D Selecting Photographs for Printing
Movies and NEF (RAW) photographs (0 119) can not be selected for
printing. If Motion Snapshots are selected, only the photographs will
be printed; the movie portion will not be printed. If photographs taken
with the Smart Photo Selector are selected, only the best shot will be
printed.
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Printing Multiple Pictures
1 Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display (see Step 3 on
page 93).
2 Choose an option.
Highlight one of the following options
and press 2.
• Select images for printing: Select pictures for printing.
• Select by date: Print one copy of each
picture taken on selected dates.
• Print DPOF print order: Print an existing print order created with
the DPOF print order option in the playback menu (0 99).
The current print order will be displayed in Step 3.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the
memory card, proceed to Step 4. Note that if the memory
card contains more than 256 pictures, only the first 256
images will be printed.
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3 Select pictures or choose dates.
If you chose Select images for printing
or Print DPOF print order in Step 2,
press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures. To select the
current picture for printing, press 1.
The picture will be marked with a Z
icon and the number of prints will be set to 1; press 1 or 3 to
specify the number of prints (up to 99; to deselect the picture,
press 3 when the number of prints is 1). Continue until all the
desired pictures have been selected.
If you chose Select by date in Step 2,
press 1 or 3 to highlight dates and
press 2 to select or deselect.
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To view pictures taken on the date highlighted in the Select by date date list,
press W down. Use the multi selector to
highlight pictures, or press W down to
return to the date list.
The picture currently highlighted in the
Select images for printing or Print
DPOF print order displays or in the
Select by date thumbnail display can be
inspected by pressing W up; the picture
will be displayed full screen while the button is pressed.
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4 Adjust print options.
Press J to display PictBridge print
options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight
page size, border, or time stamp items
and press 2 to display the options
described on page 98; note that a
warning will be displayed if the
selected page size is too small for an
index print.
5 Start printing.
Highlight Start printing and press J
to start printing. To cancel before all
copies have been printed, press J
again.
A Errors
See page 186 for information on what to do if an error occurs during
printing.
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A PictBridge Print Options
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Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the current
Page printer are listed) and press J to select and exit to the previous
size menu (to print at the default page size for the current printer,
select Use printer settings).
Number This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a
of time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of copies (maximum 99),
copies then press J to select and return to the previous menu.
This option is listed only if supported by the printer. Highlight
Print Use printer settings (use current printer settings), Yes (print
border white borders), or No (no borders) and press J to select and
exit to the previous menu.
Highlight Use printer settings (use current printer settings),
Print
Yes (print times and dates of recording on photos), or No (no
time
time stamp) and press J to select and exit to the previous
stamp
menu.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed one at a
time on a printer that supports cropping. To exit without cropping, highlight No and press J. To crop the current picture,
highlight Yes and press 2.
Selecting Yes displays the dialog
Crop shown at right. Press W up to increase
the size of the crop, down to decrease.
Position the crop using the multi
selector and press J. Note that print
quality may drop if small crops are
printed at large sizes.
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The DPOF print order option is used to
create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers and devices
that support DPOF. Press the G button, select DPOF print order in the playb a c k m e n u, a n d c h o o s e f ro m t h e
following options:
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures (0 102). To
select the current picture for printing,
press 1. The picture will be marked
with a Z icon and the number of
prints will be set to 1; press 1 or 3 to
Select/ specify the number of prints (up to 99;
set to deselect the picture, press 3 when the number of prints is 1).
When the selection is complete, press J to display printing
options. Highlight Print shooting info (print the shutter speed
and aperture on all pictures in the print order) or Print date
(print the date of recording on all pictures in the print order) and
press 2 to select or deselect, and then press J to complete the
print order.
Reset Remove all pictures from the print order.
D Print Set (DPOF)
DPOF date and shooting info options are not supported when printing
via direct USB connection; to print the date of recording on photographs in the current print order, use the PictBridge Print time stamp
option (0 98).
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The Print set (DPOF) option can not be used if there is not enough
space on the memory card to store the print order. For restrictions on
the types of images that can be selected for printing, see page 94.
Print orders may not print correctly if images are deleted using a computer or other device after the print order is created.
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To display the playback menu, press G and select the playback menu tab (K).
G button
The playback menu contains the following options:
Delete multiple images (0 75).
View movies and photos in a slide show (0 77).
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for display
Rotate tall
during playback (0 103).
DPOF print order Create digital “print orders” (0 99).
Protect
Protect pictures from accidental deletion (0 103).
Rating
Rate pictures (0 103).
Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating a
D-Lighting
retouched copy that is saved separately from the unmodified original (0 104).
Resize
Create small copies of selected pictures (0 105).
Crop
Create cropped copies of selected pictures (0 106).
Create copies of movies from which unwanted footage
Edit movie
has been trimmed (0 107).
Delete
Slide show
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The camera may be unable to display or retouch images that were created or have been edited with other devices.
A Image Quality
Copies created from JPEG photos are the same quality as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as fine-quality
JPEG images.
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Choosing the options listed below displays an image selection dialog. Press 4
or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures (only pictures to which the
operation applies are available for selection).
• Delete > Delete selected images (0 75)
• DPOF print order > Select/set (0 99)
• Protect > Select/set (0 103)
• Rating (0 103)
• D-Lighting (0 104)
• Resize> Select images (0 105)
• Crop (0 106)
• Edit movie (0 107)
A Inspecting Pictures
The picture currently highlighted in the
thumbnail display can be inspected by pressing W up; the picture will be displayed full
screen while the button is pressed.
Rotate Tall
Choose whether to rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for
display during playback. Note that because the camera itself is
already in the appropriate orientation during shooting, images
are not rotated automatically during image review.
On
Off
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are automatically rotated
for display in the camera monitor. Pictures taken with Off
selected for Auto image rotation (0 159) will be displayed in
“wide” (landscape) orientation.
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are displayed in “wide”
(landscape) orientation.
Protect
Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Note that this
option does NOT protect files from deletion when the memory
card is formatted (0 153).
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures
Select/set (0 102) and press 1 or 3 to select or deselect. Press J to exit
when the operation is complete.
Reset
Remove protection from all pictures.
Rating
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures
(0 102) and press 1 or 3 to choose a rating (0 76). Press J to
exit when the operation is complete.
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D-Lighting
Applied to selected images, D-Lighting creates copies that have
been processed to brighten shadows. Use to retouch dark or
backlit photographs.
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After
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to highlight an image (0 102) and press
J to display the options shown at right.
Press 1 or 3 to choose the amount of
correction performed (the effect can be
previewed in the display; hold W up to
zoom in) and press J to create a
retouched copy.
D D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in copies created with D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible with some
subjects.
A Image Size
Copies created from JPEG photos are the same size as the original,
while copies created from NEF (RAW) photos are saved as JPEG images
with a size of 3,872 × 2,592.
Resize
Create small copies of selected photographs. Select Choose size and choose a
size from 1.1 M (1,280 × 856 pixels),
0.6 M (960 × 640 pixels), and 0.3 M
(640 × 424 pixels), and then choose
Select images. Press 4 or 2 or rotate the
multi selector to highlight pictures (0 102) and press 1 or 3 to
select or deselect. When the selection is complete, press J to
display a confirmation dialog and select Yes to save the resized
copies.
D Resized Copies
Playback zoom may not be available with resized copies.
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Create a cropped copy of selected photographs. Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi
selector to highlight a picture (0 102)
and press J to display the image with
the default crop shown in yellow. Use the
controls below to choose a crop and save
the copy.
To
Choose size
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Description
Press W up or down to choose the crop size.
Rotate the multi selector to choose between
aspect ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 1 : 1, and 16 : 9.
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Press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to position the crop. Press
and hold to move the crop rapidly to the desired
position.
Save the current crop as a separate file.
Playback zoom may not be available with
resized copies. The size of the copy varies
with crop size and aspect ratio and appears
at upper left in the crop display.
Edit Movie
Trim footage from movies to create edited copies.
1 Select Choose start point or Choose end point.
Choose from the following options:
• Choose start point: Trim the opening
footage.
• Choose end point: Trim the closing footage.
2 Select a movie.
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight a movie
(0 102) and press J to select.
3 Pause the movie on opening or closing frame.
Play the movie back, pressing J to
begin and resume playback and 3 to
pause (0 42; the first frame is indicated by a h icon in the display, the
last frame by i). Pause playback
when you reach the frame that will
become the new opening or closing
frame.
4 Delete the unwanted frames.
Press 1 to delete all frames before (Choose start point) or
after (Choose end point) the current frame.
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Highlight Yes and press J to save the
edited copy. If necessary, the copy can
be trimmed as described above to
remove additional footage. Edited
copies are indicated by a f icon in
full-frame playback.
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D Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created
at the current playback position, the current position will be displayed
in red in Step 4 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved
if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly, use a fullycharged battery when editing movies.
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iThe Shooting Menu
To display the shooting menu, press G and select the shooting menu tab (C, y, 1, or z).
G button
The shooting menu contains the following options:
Reset shooting
options
Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Continuous
Shutter type
Frame rate
Movie settings
Metering
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Reset shooting options to default values (0 110).
Choose how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture (0 111).
Choose a file format and compression ratio (0 119).
Choose a size for new photos (0 119).
Take photos one at a time or in a burst (0 121).
Adjust shutter settings for still image mode (0 122).
Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies (0 122).
Choose HD movie frame size and frame rate (0 123).
Choose how the camera meters exposure (0 124).
Adjust settings for different types of lighting (0 126).
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light (0 131).
Choose how the camera processes pictures (0 132).
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Custom Picture
Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
High ISO noise
reduction
Fade in/fade out
Movie sound
options
Interval timer
shooting
Vibration
reduction
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Built-in AF assist
Flash mode
Flash control
Flash
compensation
Create custom Picture Controls (0 136).
Choose a color space for new pictures (0 138).
Avoid loss of detail in highlights and shadows (0 139).
Reduce noise in long time-exposures (0 140).
Reduce noise at high ISO sensitivities (0 140).
Shoot HD movies with fade in/fade out effects (0 140).
Choose sound recording options (0 141).
Take photos at a pre-selected interval (0 142).
Adjust settings for lenses with vibration reduction
(0 143).
Choose how the focus area is selected (0 144).
Turn face-priority AF on or off (0 147).
Control the built-in AF-assist illuminator (0 147).
Choose a flash mode for optional flash units (0 63).
Choose a flash control mode for optional flash units
(0 148).
Control the output of optional flash units (0 149).
Reset Shooting Options
Select Yes to reset the options in the shooting menu and other
shooting settings to default values (0 177).
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Exposure Mode
The options in the exposure mode menu offer varying degrees
of control over shutter speed and aperture.
An automatic, “point-and-shoot” mode in which the
camera not only chooses shutter speed and aperture
but adjusts other settings to suit the subject (0 23).
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal
P Programmed exposure (0 113). Recommended for snapshots and in
auto
other situations in which there is little time to adjust
camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
S Shutter-priority
aperture for best results (0 114). Use to freeze or blur
auto
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutter
A Aperturespeed for best results (0 115). Use to blur the backpriority auto
ground or bring both foreground and background into
focus.
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 116).
M Manual
Set shutter speed to “Bulb” or “Time” for long time-exposures.
h Scene auto
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A Shutter Speed and Aperture
The same exposure can be achieved with different combinations of
shutter speed and aperture. Fast shutter speeds and large apertures
freeze moving objects and soften background details, while slow shutter speeds and small apertures blur moving objects and bring out
background details.
Shutter speed
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Aperture
Fast shutter speed (1/1,600 s)
Large aperture (f/5.6)
Slow shutter speed (1 s)
Small aperture (f/16)
(Remember, the higher the
f-number, the smaller the aperture.)
P Programmed auto
In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed
and aperture for optimal exposure in most situations. This mode
is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which
you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and
aperture.
1 Choose a combination of shutter speed and aperture.
Although the shutter speed and aperture chosen by the camera will produce optimal results, you can also
choose from other combinations that
will produce the same exposure (“flexible program”). Press W up for large
apertures (low f-numbers) that blur
background details or fast shutter
speeds that “freeze” motion. Press
down for small apertures (high f-numbers) that increase depth of field or
slow shutter speeds that blur motion.
U is displayed while flexible program
is in effect.
W control
2 Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot.
A Restoring Default Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings
To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, press W up or
down until U is no longer displayed, choose another mode, rotate the
mode dial, or turn the camera off. The default shutter speed and aperture is automatically restored when the camera enters standby mode.
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S Shutter-priority auto
In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the
camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the
optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion by
blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze” motion.
Fast shutter speed (1/1,600 s)
Slow shutter speed (1 s)
1 Choose a shutter speed.
Press W up for faster shutter speeds,
down for slower shutter speeds.
Choose from values between 30 s and
1/4,000 s (mechanical shutter; 0 27, 122)
or 30 s and 1/16,000 s (electronic shutter).
W control
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A Aperture-priority auto
In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the
camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce
the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) reduce
depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main
subject. Small apertures (high f-numbers) increase depth of
field, bringing out details in the background and foreground.
Short field depths are generally used in portraits to blur background details, long field depths in landscape photographs to
bring the foreground and background into focus.
Large aperture (f/5.6)
Small aperture (f/16)
1 Choose an aperture.
Press W up for smaller apertures
(higher f-numbers), down for larger
apertures (lower f-numbers). The minimum and maximum values depend
on the lens currently in use.
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M Manual
In manual exposure mode, you control both shutter speed and
aperture.
1 Choose shutter speed and aperture.
Adjust shutter speed and aperture
with reference to the exposure indicator (see below). Shutter speed is set by
pressing W up for faster speeds and
down for slower speeds: choose from
values between 30 s and 1/4 , 0 0 0 s
(mechanical shutter; 0 27, 122) or
30 s and 1/16,000 s (electronic shutter), or
select “Bulb” or “Time” to hold the
shutter open indefinitely for a long
time-exposure. Aperture is selected
by rotating the multi selector clockwise for smaller apertures (higher
f-numbers) and counterclockwise for
larger apertures (lower f-numbers):
choose from values between the minimum and maximum for the lens.
W control
2 Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot.
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When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” or “Time” are selected, the
exposure indicator shows whether the photograph would be under- or
over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
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Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (Manual Exposure Mode Only)
Select the following shutter speeds for
long time-exposures of moving lights,
the stars, night scenery, or fireworks.
• Bulb: The shutter remains open while
the shutter-release button is held down.
To prevent blur, use a tripod.
• Time: Requires an optional ML-L3
remote control (0 163). Start the exposure by pressing the ML-L3 shutterrelease button. The shutter remains
open until the button is pressed a second time.
1 Ready the camera.
Mount the camera on a tripod or place it on a stable, level surface. To prevent loss of power before the exposure is complete, use a fully charged EN-EL15 battery or an optional
EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5B power connector. Note that
noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or fog)
may be present in long exposures; before shooting, choose
On for Long exposure NR in the shooting menu (0 140).
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2 Choose a shutter speed.
Press W down until “Bulb” is selected
for shutter speed. For a shutter speed
of “Time”, select a remote control
mode (0 49) after choosing the shutter speed.
W control
3 Open the shutter.
Bulb: After focusing, press the shutter-release button all the
way down. Keep the shutter-release button pressed until the
exposure is complete.
Time: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way down.
The shutter will open immediately or after a two-second
delay.
4 Close the shutter.
Bulb: Take your finger off the shutter-release button.
Time: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way down.
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time may be required to record long exposures.
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Image Quality
Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs
taken in still image and Smart Photo Selector modes.
Option
File type
NEF (RAW)
NEF
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG
JPEG basic
NEF (RAW) +
JPEG fine
NEF/
JPEG
Description
Compressed 12-bit raw data from the image sensor
are saved directly to the memory card. White balance, contrast, and other settings can be adjusted
on a computer after shooting.
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 4 (fine quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 8 (normal quality).
Record JPEG images at a compression ratio of
roughly 1 : 16 (basic quality).
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
Image Size
Choose the size of photographs taken in still image and Smart
Photo Selector modes.
Option
# 3872×2592
$ 2896×1944
% 1936×1296
Size (pixels)
3,872 × 2,592
2,896 × 1,944
1,936 × 1,296
Approximate print size at 300 dpi (cm/in.) *
32.8 × 21.9/12.9 × 8.6
24.5 × 16.5/ 9.7 × 6.5
16.4 × 11. / 6.5 × 4.3
* Print size in inches equals image size in pixels divided by printer resolution
in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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A NEF (RAW)/NEF (RAW) + JPEG
The option selected for image size does not affect the size of NEF (RAW)
images. NEF (RAW) images can be viewed on the camera or using software such as Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 163) or ViewNX 2
(supplied).
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG are viewed on the camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed. When photographs taken at
these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be deleted.
A File Names
Photos and movies are stored as image files with names of the form
“xxx_nnnn.yyy,” where xxx is either NMS (Motion Snapshots) or DSC
(other photos and movies), nnnn a four-digit number between 0001
and 9999 assigned automatically in ascending order by the camera,
and yyy one of the following three letter extensions: “NEF” for NEF
(RAW) images, “JPG” for JPEG images, or “MOV” for movies. The NEF
and JPEG files recorded at settings of NEF (RAW)+JPEG have the same
file names but different extensions. Trimmed copies created with Edit
movie (0 107) have file names beginning with “DSC_”; copies created
with the other retouch options in the playback menu have file names
beginning with “CSC” (e.g., “CSC_0001. JPG”). Images recorded with
Adobe RGB selected for Color space (0 138) have names that begin
with an underscore (e.g., “_DSC0001.JPG”).
A Image Quality and Size
Together, image quality and size determine how much space each photograph occupies on the memory card. Larger, higher quality images
can be printed at larger sizes but also require more memory, meaning
that fewer such images can be stored on the memory card (0 180).
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Continuous
Choose whether the camera takes one photograph each time
the shutter-release button is pressed (Single frame) or records
photos at up to 5 frames per second (fps) while the shutterrelease button is held down (Continuous).
A The Memory Buffer
The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage,
allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to
the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession;
note, however, that frame rate will drop when the buffer is full.
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the access
lamp will light (0 26). Depending on the number of the images in the
buffer, recording may take from a few seconds to a few minutes. Do not
remove the memory card or remove or disconnect the power source until
the access lamp has gone out. If the camera is switched off while data
remain in the buffer, the power will not turn off until all images in the
buffer have been recorded. If the battery is exhausted while images
remain in the buffer, the shutter release will be disabled and the images
transferred to the memory card.
A Buffer Size
The approximate number of images that can
be stored in the memory buffer at current
settings is displayed while the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. The illustration shows the display when space
remains in the buffer for about 35 pictures.
A See Also
For information on the number of photographs that can be taken in a
single burst, see page 180.
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Shutter Type
Choose the type of shutter used in still
image mode (0 27).
❚❚ Electronic (Hi)
Selecting Electronic (Hi) displays the
options shown at right, where you can
choose the frame advance rate used
when Electronic (Hi) is selected as the
shutter type. At frame rates of 30 and
60 fps, focus and exposure are fixed at
the values selected for the first frame in
each series.
Frame Rate
Choose a frame rate for slow motion movies (0 40). The faster
the frame rate, the smaller the frame size.
Frame size (pixels)
Bit rate
(approx.)
400 fps
640 × 240
1.8 Mbps
1200 fps
320 × 120
0.6 Mbps
Option
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Maximum length Maximum length
(shooting)
(playback) *
1 minute
5 seconds
6 seconds
3 minutes
5 seconds
20 seconds
* All figures are approximate. Slow motion movies will play back over a period
of about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recording time.
A See Also
For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 180.
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Movie Settings
Choose a frame size and frame rate for HD movies (0 37).
Option
t 1080/60i
r 1080/30p
u 720/60p
Bit rate
Maximum length
(approx.)
1,920 × 1,080 59.94 fields/s * 24 Mbps 20 minutes
1,920 × 1,080
29.97 fps 24 Mbps 20 minutes
1,280 × 720
59.94 fps
16 Mbps 29 minutes
Frame size (pixels) Recording rate
* Sensor output is about 60 fps.
A Photo Frame Size
Photographs recorded by pressing the shutter-release button all the
way down during movie recording have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. The
frame size varies with the option selected for Movie settings:
• 1080/60i: 3,840 × 2,160
• 1080/30p: 1,920 × 1,080
• 720/60p: 1,280 × 720
A See Also
For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 180.
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Metering
Choose how the camera sets exposure. Regardless of the option
selected, metering is automatically adjusted to suit the scene
when h Scene auto selector is selected for Exposure mode.
The camera meters a wide area of the frame and adjusts for
contrast (tone distribution), color, composition, and subject
distance, producing natural results in most situations.
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns the greatest
Center- weight to the center area. This is the classic meter for porM
weighted traits and is recommended if you are using filters with an
exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
The camera meters the current focus area; use to meter offcenter subjects (if Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode
as described on page 144, the camera will meter the center
focus area, while during face-priority AF the camera will
N Spot
meter the focus area closest to the center of the selected
face; 0 25). Spot metering ensures that the subject will be
correctly exposed, even when framed against a background
that is much brighter or darker.
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Autoexposure Lock
Exposure lock is used to recompose photographs after metering
exposure. It is most effective when used with center-weighted or
spot metering (0 124) to frame off-center subjects that are
much brighter or darker than their surroundings or to optimize
exposure for an object other than your main subject.
1 Meter exposure.
Position the subject in the center of
the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway to meter exposure. Check that the focus area is displayed in green.
2 Lock exposure.
With the shutter-release button
pressed halfway and the subject positioned in the focus area, press 1 (A)
to lock exposure. While exposure lock
is in effect, an AE-L indicator will be displayed.
A See Also
For information on changing the role of
the 1 (A) button, see page 156.
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Keeping the 1 (A) button pressed, recompose the photograph and shoot. The option selected for Metering can not
be changed while exposure lock is in effect.
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White Balance
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources, but other values can be selected if necessary
according to the type of source. Regardless of the option
selected, white balance is automatically adjusted to suit the
scene if h Scene auto selector is selected for Exposure mode.
v Auto
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Incandescent
Fluorescent
Direct sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset manual
Automatic white balance adjustment. Recommended in most situations.
Use under incandescent lighting.
Use with cool-white fluorescent lighting.
Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
Use with optional flash units.
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.
Measure white balance (0 128).
Fine-Tuning White Balance
Options other than Preset manual can be fine-tuned as follows:
1 Display fine-tuning options.
Highlight an option other than Preset
manual and press 2 to display the
fine-tuning options shown at right.
Coordinates
Adjustment
2 Fine-tune white balance.
Use the multi selector to fine-tune white balance.
Increase green
Increase blue
Increase amber
Increase magenta
A White Balance Fine Tuning
The colors on the fine-tuning axes are relative, not absolute. For
example, moving the cursor to B (blue) when a “warm” setting such
as J (incandescent) is selected will make photographs slightly
“colder” but will not actually make them blue.
3 Save changes and exit.
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Press J. An asterisk will appear next to the white balance
icon (0 4) in the detailed display (0 5) to show that white
balance has been altered from default values.
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Preset Manual
Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance
settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for
light sources with a strong color cast.
1 Light a reference object.
Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that
will be used in the final photograph. A standard gray panel
can be used for increased precision.
2 Select Preset manual.
Highlight Preset manual in the white
balance menu and press 2. The dialog
shown at right will be displayed; highlight Yes and press J to overwrite the
existing value for preset manual white
balance.
The message shown at right will be
displayed.
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3 Measure white balance.
When the camera is ready to measure
white balance, a flashing L will be
displayed. Before the indicator stops
flashing, frame the reference object so
that it fills the display and press the
shutter-release button all the way
down. No photograph will be
recorded; white balance can be measured accurately even when the camera is not in focus.
4 Check the results.
If the camera was able to measure a
value for white balance, the message
shown at right will be displayed. To
return to shooting mode immediately,
press the shutter-release button halfway.
If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure
white balance. The message at right
will be displayed. Return to Step 3 and
measure white balance again.
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D Auto Power Off
White balance measurement will end without a new value being
acquired if no operations are performed for the time selected for Auto
power off in the setup menu (0 155; the default is 30 s).
D Preset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a time;
the existing value will be replaced when a new value is measured. Note
that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring
white balance; if M Manual is selected for Exposure mode, adjust
exposure so that the exposure indicator shows ±0 (0 116).
A Color Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other
conditions. Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same wavelengths. While light sources with a color temperature in the neighborhood of 5,000–5,500 K appear white, light sources with a lower color
temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly yellow
or red. Light sources with a higher color temperature appear tinged
with blue. The camera white balance options are adapted to the following color temperatures:
• Sodium-vapor lamps: 2,700 K
• J (incandescent)/
Warm-white fluorescent: 3,000 K
• White fluorescent: 3,700 K
• I Cool-white fluorescent: 4,200 K
• Day white fluorescent: 5,000 K
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• H (direct sunlight): 5,200 K
• N (flash): 5,400 K
• G (cloudy): 6,000 K
• Daylight fluorescent: 6,500 K
• Mercury-vapor lamps: 7,200 K
• M (shade): 8,000 K
ISO Sensitivity
“ISO sensitivity” is the digital equivalent of film speed. The
higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure,
allowing faster shutter speeds or smaller apertures, but the more
likely the image is to be affected by “noise” in the form of randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines. Noise is particularly
likely at a setting of Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400).
x Auto (100–3200)
w Auto (100–800)
v Auto (100–400)
The camera adjusts ISO sensitivity in response to
lighting conditions. ISO sensitivity is adjusted in
the range given in brackets; choose larger ranges
for increased sensitivity when lighting is poor,
smaller ranges to reduce noise.
100, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value.
3200, Hi 1
A Auto (100–3200)/Auto (100–800)/Auto (100–400)
ISO-A appears at the bottom of the display
when auto ISO sensitivity control is in effect.
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Picture Control
Choose how the camera processes photographs. Regardless of
the option selected, the camera automatically chooses Picture
Controls to suit the scene when h Scene auto selector is
selected for Exposure mode.
Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended in most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for
R Neutral
photographs that will later be extensively processed
or retouched.
Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.
S Vivid
Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
T Monochrome Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for natural texture and a rounded
e Portrait
feel.
Take vibrant photographs of landscapes and cityf Landscape
scapes.
Q Standard
Modifying Picture Controls
Existing preset and custom Picture Controls (0 136) can be
modified to suit the scene or your creative intent.
1 Display options.
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Highlight an item in the Picture Control menu and press 2 to display Picture Control settings (0 134; the
settings available with custom Picture
Controls are the same as the preset
controls on which they are based). To
use an unmodified Picture Control,
highlight it and press J.
2 Adjust settings.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
setting and press 4 or 2 to choose a
value. Repeat this step until all settings have been adjusted, or select
Quick adjust to choose a preset combination of settings.
Default settings can be restored by pressing the O button.
3 Save changes and exit.
Press J.
A Preset Picture Controls Versus Custom Picture Controls
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera are referred to as preset
Picture Controls. Custom Picture Controls are created through modifications to existing Picture Controls using the Custom Picture Control
option in the shooting menu (0 136). If desired, custom Picture Controls can be saved to a memory card and copied to other Nikon 1 V1
cameras or loaded into compatible software (0 137).
A Modified Picture Controls
Picture Controls that have been modified
from default settings are indicated by asterisks (“*”) next to the Picture Control name
and icon in the Picture Control menu (0 132)
and next to the Picture Control icon (0 4) in
the detailed display (0 5).
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❚❚ Picture Control Settings
Manual adjustments
(all Picture Controls)
Choose from options between –2 and +2 to reduce or
exaggerate the effect of the selected Picture Control
(note that this resets all manual adjustments). For
Quick adjust
example, choosing positive values for Vivid makes pictures more vivid. Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, or custom Picture Controls.
Control the sharpness of outlines. Select A to adjust
sharpening automatically according to the type of
Sharpening scene, or choose from values between 0 (no sharpening) and 9 (the higher the value, the greater the sharpening).
Select A to adjust contrast automatically according to
the type of scene, or choose from values between –3
and +3 (lower values prevent highlights in portrait subContrast
jects from being “washed out” in direct sunlight, while
higher values preserve detail in misty landscapes and
other low-contrast subjects). *
Choose –1 for reduced brightness, +1 for enhanced
Brightness
brightness. Does not affect exposure. *
Control the vividness of colors. Select A to adjust saturation automatically according to the type of scene, or
Saturation
choose from values between –3 and +3 (lower values
reduce saturation and higher values increase it).
Choose negative values (to a minimum of –3) to make
reds more purple, blues more green, and greens more
Hue
yellow, positive values (up to +3) to make reds more
orange, greens more blue, and blues more purple.
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome phoFilter
tographs. Choose from Off, yellow, orange, red, and
effects
green (0 135).
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs
from B&W (black-and-white), Sepia, Cyanotype (blueToning
tinted monochrome), Red, Yellow, Green, Blue Green,
Blue, Purple Blue, and Red Purple (0 135).
Manual adjustments
(non-monochrome only)
Manual adjustments
(monochrome only)
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activated after value is changed.
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D “A” (Auto)
Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame.
A The Picture Control Grid
Pressing W up in Step 2 displays a Picture
Control grid showing the contrast and saturation for the selected Picture Control in relation to the other Picture Controls (only
contrast is displayed when Monochrome is
selected). Release the W control to return to
the Picture Control menu.
The icons for Picture Controls that use auto
contrast and saturation are displayed in
green in the Picture Control grid, and lines
appear parallel to the axes of the grid.
A Previous Settings
The line under the value display in the Picture
Control setting menu indicates the previous
value for the setting. Use this as a reference
when adjusting settings.
A Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Y (yellow)
O (orange)
R (red)
G (green)
Enhance contrast. Can be used to reduce the brightness
of the sky in landscape photographs. Orange produces
more contrast than yellow, red more contrast than orange.
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more pronounced
than those produced by physical glass filters.
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A Toning (Monochrome Only)
Pressing 3 when Toning is highlighted displays saturation options. Press 4 or 2 to
adjust saturation. Saturation control is not
available when B&W (black-and-white) is
selected.
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Custom Picture Control
The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified
and saved as custom Picture Controls.
Edit/Save
To create a custom Picture Control, select Edit/save and follow
the steps below.
1 Select a Picture Control.
Highlight an existing Picture Control
and press 2, or press J to proceed to
Step 3 to save a copy of the highlighted Picture Control without further modification.
2 Edit the selected Picture Control.
See page 134 for more information. To
abandon any changes and start over
from default settings, press the O button. Press J when settings are complete.
3 Save the Picture Control.
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Highlight a destination (C-1 through
C-9) and press J to save the custom
Picture Control and return to the
shooting menu.
The new Picture Control will be listed
in the Picture Control menu.
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Load from/Save to Card
Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility
available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as
Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded into
the camera, or custom Picture Controls created with the camera
can be copied to the memory card to be used in other
Nikon 1 V1 cameras and compatible software and then deleted
when no longer needed.
To copy custom Picture Controls to or from the memory card, or
to delete custom Picture Controls from the memory card, select
Load from/save to card in the Custom Picture Control menu.
The following options will be displayed:
Copy custom Picture Controls from the memory card to
custom Picture Controls C-1 through C-9.
Delete selected custom Picture
Controls from the memory
card. The confirmation dialog
shown at right will be disDelete from card
played before a Picture Control
is deleted; to delete the
selected Picture Control, highlight Yes and press J.
Copy a custom Picture Control (C-1 through C-9) to a
Copy to card
selected destination (1 through 99) on the memory card.
Copy to camera
A Copy to Card
Up to 99 custom Picture Controls can be stored on the memory card at
any one time. The memory card can only be used to store user-created
custom Picture Controls. The preset Picture Controls supplied with the
camera can not be copied to the memory card or deleted.
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The Delete option in the Custom Picture Control menu can be used to
delete selected custom Picture Controls when they are no longer
needed.
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Color Space
The color space determines the gamut of colors available for
color reproduction. Choose sRGB for photos that will be used
“as is,” with no further modification, Adobe RGB for photos that
will be extensively processed or retouched after leaving the
camera. Note that regardless of the option selected, sRGB is
used for movies and Motion Snapshots and for photos recorded
in movie mode.
A Color Space
Color spaces define the correspondence between colors and the
numeric values by which they are represented in a digital image file.
The sRGB color space is widely used, while Adobe RGB is typically used
in publishing and commercial printing. sRGB is recommended when
taking photographs that will be printed without modification or
viewed in applications that do not support color management, or
when taking photographs that will be printed with ExifPrint, the direct
printing option on some household printers, or kiosk printing or other
commercial print services. Adobe RGB photographs can also be
printed using these options, but colors will not be as vivid.
JPEG photographs taken in the Adobe RGB color space are DCF compliant; applications and printers that support DCF will select the correct
color space automatically. If the application or device does not support
DCF, select the appropriate color space manually. For more information, see the documentation provided with the application or device.
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ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created
with this camera.
Active D-Lighting
Active D-Lighting preserves details in highlights and shadows
for natural contrast. Use with high contrast scenes such as a
brightly lit outdoor view framed in a door or window or a subjects in the shade on a sunny day. It is most effective when used
with Matrix metering (0 124).
Active D-Lighting: Off
Active D-Lighting: Y On
D Active D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in photographs taken with Active D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible
with some subjects.
A “Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”
The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu is used to adjust
exposure during shooting to optimize the dynamic range, while the
D-Lighting option in the playback menu (0 104) is used to optimize
dynamic range in images after shooting.
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Long Exposure NR
Photographs taken at slow shutter speeds are automatically processed to reduce “noise” (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright
pixels, or fog), slightly increasing recording times. Selecting On
increases the amount of noise reduction performed at shutter
speeds slower than 1 s and increases the time required to record
images by roughly 1.5 to 2 times. During processing, a warning
will be displayed and pictures can not be taken (if the camera is
turned off before processing is complete, the picture will be
saved but noise reduction will not be performed). In continuous
release mode, frame rates will slow and while photographs are
being processed, the capacity of the memory buffer will drop.
High ISO Noise Reduction
Select On to reduce “noise” (randomly-spaced bright pixels,
lines, or fog). If Off is selected, noise reduction will only be performed at high ISO sensitivities; the amount of noise reduction is
less than that performed when On is selected.
Fade in/Fade Out
Add fade in and fade out effects at the beginning and end of HD
movies shot with the camera.
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y Fade (white)
z Fade (black)
OFF None
The movie fades in from white and fades out to white.
The movie fades in from black and fades out to black.
Fade in and fade out effects are not added to movies.
Movie Sound Options
Adjust movie sound recording settings for the built-in microphone and optional ME-1 external microphones.
❚❚ Microphone
Select Microphone off to disable sound recording. Selecting
any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to
the selected sensitivity.
A The 2 Icon
Movies recorded with the microphone off are indicated by a 2 icon in
full-frame and movie playback.
❚❚ Wind Noise Reduction
Select On to enable the low-cut filter, reducing noise produced
by wind blowing over the microphone (note that other sounds
may also be affected).
A Wind Noise Reduction
To disable wind noise reduction when using an optional ME-1 stereo
microphone, slide the microphone low-cut filter switch to FLAT and
select Off for Wind noise reduction.
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Interval Timer Shooting
Take photographs automatically at preset intervals.
D Before Shooting
Before proceeding, check that the clock is set correctly (0 19, 158) and
then take a test shot at current settings and view the results in the monitor.
Use of a tripod is recommended. To ensure that shooting is not interrupted, be sure the battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b AC
adapter and EP-5B power connector.
1 Select Interval/Number of shots.
Highlight Interval/Number of shots and press 2 to display
interval timer options.
2 Adjust settings.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight hours, minutes, or seconds and press 1 or 3 to
choose an interval longer than the
slowest anticipated shutter speed,
then highlight the number of intervals
and press 1 or 3 to change. Press J
to return to the interval timer shooting menu when settings are complete.
3 Start shooting.
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Highlight Start and press J. Shooting will start after about 3 s, and continue at the selected interval until all
the shots have been taken (one shot is
taken at each interval). Note that the
pause following the recording of each
shot varies with shutter speed and the
time needed to record the image, with the result that photographs may not be recorded at the selected interval.
A Interval Timer Photography
A warning will be displayed if the camera is unable to start interval
timer photography at current settings (for example, when “Bulb” is
selected for shutter speed). While interval timer photography is in
progress, settings can not be adjusted and the camera will not turn off
automatically (0 18).
A Interrupting Interval Timer Photography
Interval timer shooting ends and interval timer settings are reset when
the camera is turned off, the battery is exhausted, the memory card is
full, the mode dial is rotated to a new setting, or the G or K button
is pressed.
Vibration Reduction
This option is available with lenses that supports vibration
reduction (VR). The options available vary with the type of lens:
Normal/Active/Off for lenses that support active vibration
reduction and On/Off for other VR lenses. Choose Active, Normal, or On to reduce the effects of vibration; choose Active
when shooting from a moving vehicle or while walking or for
other forms of strong camera shake, Normal for the relatively
mild camera shake that occurs while standing still.
A Vibration Reduction
When the camera is panned, vibration reduction applies only to motion
that is not part of the pan (if the camera is panned horizontally, for
example, vibration reduction will be applied only to vertical shake),
making it much easier to pan the camera smoothly in a wide arc. The
composition may appear to change after the shutter is released, but
this does not indicate a malfunction.
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AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus area for autofocus is selected.
The camera automatically detects the subject and selects
the focus area.
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
Single- focus area over your subject
c
point
and press J; the camera
focuses on the subject in the
selected focus area only. Use
Focus area
with stationary subjects.
Focus area
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
focus area over your subject
and press J. The focus area
will track the subject as it
Subject
moves through the area shown
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tracking
at right. The camera will focus
Subject tracking area
on the selected subject when
the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. To end focus
tracking when shooting is
complete, press J.
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Autoarea
A Subject Tracking
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The camera may be unable to track subjects if they move quickly, leave
the frame or are obscured by other objects, change visibly in size, color,
or brightness, or are too small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar
in color or brightness to the background.
Focus Lock
Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing
on the subject in the center of the frame, allowing you to focus
on a subject that will not be in the center of the final composition. If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus (0 54), you
can also focus on another subject at the same distance and then
use focus lock to recompose the photograph. Focus lock is most
effective when an option other than Auto-area is selected for
AF-area mode (0 144).
1 Focus.
Position the subject in the center of
the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway to initiate
focus. Check that the focus area is displayed in green. If AF-S is selected for
focus mode (0 52), focus will lock
while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
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2 Lock focus.
With the shutter-release button
pressed halfway, press 1 (A) to lock
both focus and exposure (an AE-L indicator will be displayed; 0 125). Focus
will remain locked while 1 (A) is
pressed, even if you later remove your
finger from the shutter-release button.
A See Also
For information on changing the role of
the 1 (A) button, see page 156.
3 Recompose the photograph and shoot.
Focus will remain locked between
shots if you keep 1 (A) pressed,
allowing several photographs in succession to be taken at the same focus
setting.
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Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect. If the subject moves, focus again
at the new distance.
Face-Priority AF
Choose On to enable face-priority AF (0 25).
Built-in AF Assist
If On is selected, the built-in AF-assist illuminator will light to illuminate poorly-lit
subjects in still image, Smart Photo Selector, or Motion Snapshot mode if:
• AF-S is selected for focus mode (0 52) or
single AF is selected in AF-A, and
• Auto-area is selected for AF-area
mode (0 144) or the center focus area
is selected for Single-point.
AF-assist illuminator
If Off is selected, the AF-assist illuminator
will not light to assist the focus operation.
Autofocus may not produce the desired results when lighting is
poor.
A See Also
See page 53 for information on using the AF-assist illuminator. Information on the modes in which AF-assist is available may be found on
page 173.
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Flash Control
Choose a flash control mode for optional flash units.
1 TTL
2 Manual
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Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to shooting conditions (TTL flash control).
Choose a flash level between Full
and 1/32 (1/32 of full power; for
information on flash guide numbers at full power, see page 162).
A Y icon blinks in the display
during flash photography when
this option is selected.
Flash Compensation
Flash compensation alters flash output from the level suggested
by the camera, changing the brightness of the main subject relative to the background. Choose from values between –3 EV
(darker) and +1 EV (brighter) in increments of 1/3 EV; in general,
positive values make the subject brighter while negative values
make it darker.
A Y icon is displayed when flash compensation is in effect. Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash
compensation to ±0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is
turned off.
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gThe Setup Menu
To display the setup menu, press G and select the setup
menu tab (B).
G button
The setup menu contains the following options:
Reset setup menu options to default values
(0 152).
Format memory card
Format the memory card (0 153).
Allow the shutter to be released when no memory
Slot empty release lock
card is inserted in the camera (0 153).
Welcome screen
Display a welcome message at startup (0 154).
Display brightness
Adjust the brightness of the displays (0 154).
Grid display
Display a framing grid (0 154).
Choose the sounds made during shooting
Sound settings
(0 155).
Auto power off
Choose the auto power off delay (0 155).
Choose how long the camera waits for a signal
Remote on duration
from a remote control (0 156).
Reset setup options
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Assign AE/AF-L button
Shutter button AE lock
Video mode
HDMI device control
Flicker reduction
Reset file numbering
Time zone and date
Language
Auto image rotation
Battery info
GPS
Firmware version
Choose the role played by the 1 (A) button
(0 156).
Choose whether exposure locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway (0 156).
Choose a video standard (0 156).
Choose whether remote controls for HDMI-CEC
devices to which the camera is connected can be
used to operate the camera (0 92).
Reduce flicker or banding (0 157).
Reset file numbering (0 157).
Set the camera clock (0 158).
Choose a language for the camera displays
(0 158).
Record camera orientation with pictures (0 159).
View battery status (0 160).
Adjust settings for optional GPS units (0 67).
Display the current firmware version (0 160).
Reset Setup Options
Select Yes to reset all setup menu options other than Video
mode, Flicker reduction, Time zone and date, and Language
to default values (0 179).
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Format Memory Card
Select Yes to format the memory card. Note that this permanently
deletes all data on the card, including protected images; before
proceeding, be sure to copy important pictures and other data
to a computer (0 85). To exit without formatting the memory
card, highlight No and press J.
The message shown at right is displayed
while the card is formatted; do not remove
the memory card or remove or disconnect
the power source until formatting is complete.
Slot Empty Release Lock
If Enable release is selected, the shutter can be released when
no memory card is inserted. No pictures will be recorded,
although they will be displayed in demo mode. Select Release
locked to enable the shutter only when a card is inserted.
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Welcome Screen
If On is selected, the message at right will
be displayed whenever the camera is
turned on.
Display Brightness
Highlight Monitor brightness or Viewfinder brightness and press 2 to display
brightness options for the selected display. Brightness can then be adjusted by
pressing 1 or 3; choose higher values
for increased brightness, lower values for
reduced brightness.
Grid Display
Select On to display a framing grid (0 6).
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Sound Settings
Highlight items and press 2 to select or
deselect. If Autofocus/self-timer is
selected, a beep will sound when the
camera focuses and during self-timer and
remote control photography; to mute the
beep, remove the check from this item.
Select Electronic shutter to play a sound
when the electronic shutter is released, or remove the check
from this item to mute the shutter. Press J to exit when settings
are complete.
Auto Power Off
Choose how long the displays remain on
when no operations are per formed
(0 18). Choose shorter delays to reduce
the drain on the battery. Once the displays have turned off, they can be reactivated by operating the camera buttons
or mode dial.
A The GP-N100
To enable auto power off when an optional GP-N100 GPS unit is
attached, select Enable for the GPS > Auto power off option in the
setup menu (0 66).
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Remote on Duration
Choose how long the camera will remain
active while waiting for a signal from the
remote control (0 49). Choose shorter
delays to reduce the drain on the battery.
Note that remote control mode must be
reselected once the timer has expired.
Assign AE/AF-L Button
Choose whether the 1 (A) button locks
both focus and exposure (AE/AF lock),
exposure only (AE lock only), or focus
only (AF lock only). Focus lock is
described on page 145, exposure lock on
page 125.
1 (A) button
Shutter Button AE Lock
If On is selected, exposure will lock while
the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway.
Video Mode
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When connecting the camera to a television or VCR (0 90), be
sure this setting matches the device video standard (NTSC or
PAL).
Flicker Reduction
Reduce flicker and banding in the displays and in movies while
shooting under fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting. Choose a
frequency which matches that of the local AC power supply.
A Flicker Reduction
If you are unsure as to the frequency of the local power supply, test
both options and choose the one that produces the best results. Flicker
reduction may not produce the desired results if the subject is very
bright, in which case you should select A Aperture-priority auto or
M Manual for Exposure mode and choose a smaller aperture (larger
f-number).
Reset File Numbering
When a photograph is taken or a movie is
recorded, the camera names the file by
adding one to the number of the previous file (0 120). If the current folder is
numbered 999 and contains either 999
photographs or a photograph numbered
9999, the shutter-release button will be
disabled and no further photographs can be taken. To reset file
numbering to 0001, select Yes for Reset file numbering and
then either format the current memory card or insert a new
memory card.
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Time Zone and Date
Change time zones, set the camera clock,
choose the date display order, or turn
daylight saving time on or off (0 19).
Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set
to the time in the new time zone.
Date and time Set the camera clock.
Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are
Date format
displayed.
Turn daylight saving time on or off. The camera clock will
Daylight
automatically be advanced or set back one hour. The
saving time
default setting is Off.
Time zone
Language
Choose a language for camera messages and displays.
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Čeština
Dansk
Deutsch
English
Español
Ελληνικά
Français
Indonesia
Italiano
Magyar
Nederlands
Norsk
Polski
Czech
Danish
German
English
Spanish
Greek
French
Indonesian
Italian
Hungarian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Português
Русский
Română
Suomi
Svenska
Türkçe
Українська
Portuguese
Russian
Romanian
Finnish
Swedish
Turkish
Ukrainian
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Thai
Auto Image Rotation
Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on
camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2
(available separately; 0 163). The following orientations are
recorded:
Landscape (wide)
orientation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counterclockwise
Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. Choose
this option when panning or taking photographs with the lens
pointing up or down.
D Auto Image Rotation
Image orientation is not recorded in movie or Motion Snapshot modes.
A Rotate Tall
To automatically rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs for display during playback, select On for the Rotate tall option in the playback menu (0 103).
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Battery Info
View information on the battery currently
inserted in the camera.
The current battery level, expressed as a percentage of a full
charge.
A five-level display showing battery age. 0 (k) indicates
that battery performance is unimpaired, 4 (l) that the battery has reached the end of its charging life and should be
replaced. Note that batteries charged at temperatures
Battery age
under about 5 °C (41 °F) may show a temporary increase in
age; the display will however return to normal once the battery has been recharged at a temperature of about 20 °C
(68 °F) or higher.
Charge
remaining
Firmware Version
View the current firmware version.
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nTechnical Notes
Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories,
cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error message is displayed or you encounter problems using the camera.
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available
for your camera.
Lenses
1 mount lenses
D Red-Eye Reduction
Lenses that block the subject’s view of the red-eye reduction
lamp may interfere with red-eye reduction.
A Lens f-number
The f-number given in lens names is the maximum aperture of
the lens.
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Flash units
SB-N5 (0 59): The SB-N5 has a Guide Number of 8.5/27.9
(m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at ISO 200 is 12/
39.4). When mounted on the Nikon 1 V1, it supports i-TTL
and manual flash control (0 148).
A Guide Number
To calculate the range of the flash at full power, divide the
Guide Number by the aperture. For example, at ISO 100 the
SB-N5 has a Guide Number of 8.5 m or 27.9 ft (35 mm zoom
head position); its range at an aperture of f/5.6 is 8.5÷5.6 or
about 1.5 meters (or in feet, 27.9÷5.6=approximately 5 ft).
For each twofold increase in ISO sensitivity, multiply the
Guide Number by the square root of two (approximately
1.4).
Power sources • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL15 (0 12–15): Additional
EN-EL15 batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-25 (0 12): Recharge EN-EL15 batteries.
• Power Connector EP-5B, AC Adapter EH-5b: These accessories
can be used to power the camera for extended periods
(EH-5a and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used). An EP-5B
power connector is required to connect the camera to
the EH-5b, EH-5a, or EH-5; see page 166 for details.
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Remote
controls
Software
Body caps
Microphones
GPS units
Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (0 49): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
CR2025 battery.
Pressing the battery-chamber latch to the right (q), insert
a fingernail into the gap and open the battery chamber
(w). Ensure that the battery is in the correct orientation
(r).
Capture NX 2: A complete photo editing package offering
such features as white balance adjustment and color control points.
Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software; see the websites listed on page xvii for the latest information on supported operating systems. At default settings, Nikon
Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates to
Capture NX 2 and other Nikon software and firmware while
you are logged in to an account on the computer and the
computer is connected to the Internet. A message is automatically displayed when an update is found.
Body Cap BF-N1000: The body cap keeps the low-pass filter
free of dust when a lens is not in place.
Stereo Microphone ME-1 (0 141): Connect the ME-1 to the
camera microphone jack to record stereo sound while
reducing the noise caused by lens vibration being
recorded during autofocus.
GPS Unit GP-N100 (0 66)
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Tripod
adapters
Tripod Adapter TA-N100: Prevents large lenses from coming
into contact with the tripod head when the camera is
mounted on a tripod.
Attaching the TA-N100
1 Attach the TA-N100 to the camera.
After turning the camera off, insert the TA-N100 in the
camera tripod mount (q) and rotate the screw in the
direction shown (w) to fasten the TA-N100 to the camera.
2 Attach a tripod.
Attach a tripod (available separately from third-part suppliers) to the TA-N100 (e). Hold the camera while fastening the tripod to ensure that the tripod is securely
attached.
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Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use in
the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly
when cards with slower write speeds are used.
SD cards
SanDisk
Toshiba
2 GB 1
Panasonic
Lexar Media
Platinum II
—
Professional
Full-HD Video
SDHC cards 2
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
SDXC cards 3
64 GB
48 GB, 64 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
—
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used support 2 GB cards.
2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-1.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with
which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant.
The camera supports UHS-1.
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter
Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power connector and AC adapter.
1 Ready the camera.
Open the battery-chamber (q) and
power connector (w) covers.
2 Insert the EP-5B power connector.
Be sure to insert the connector in the
orientation shown, using the connector to keep the orange battery latch
pressed to one side. The latch locks
the connector in place when the connector is fully inserted.
3 Close the battery-chamber cover.
Position the power connector cable so
that it passes through the power connector slot and close the batterychamber cover.
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4 Connect the AC adapter.
Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC
adapter (e) and the EP-5B power cable to the DC socket (r).
A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is
powered by the AC adapter and power connector.
e
r
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Storage and Cleaning
Storage
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove
the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover
in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry,
well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above 50 °C (122 °F) or below –10 °C
(14 °F)
Cleaning
Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened in
Camera body
distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or other
foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage not covered under warranty.
These elements are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can verLens,
tical to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerviewfinder
prints and other stains, apply a small amount of lens cleaner
to a soft cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a soft
Monitor
cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as this
could result in damage or malfunction.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
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Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if
immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the
internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such
as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold
day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent condensation,
place the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before exposing it to
sudden changes in temperature.
Keep away from strong magnetic fields: Do not use or store this device in the
vicinity of equipment that generates strong electromagnetic radiation
or magnetic fields. Strong static charges or the magnetic fields produced
by equipment such as radio transmitters could interfere with the displays, damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s
internal circuitry.
Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun: Do not leave the lens pointed at the
sun or other strong light source for an extended period. Intense light
may cause the image sensor to deteriorate or produce a white blur effect
in photographs.
Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to attach the body cap if the camera is
without a lens.
Do not touch the low-pass filter: The low-pass filter covering the image sensor
is easily damaged. Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on
the filter, poke it with cleaning tools, or subject it to powerful air currents
from a blower. These actions could scratch or otherwise damage the filter.
Turn the product off before removing or disconnecting the power source: Do not
unplug the product or remove the battery while the product is on or
while images are being recorded or deleted. Forcibly cutting power in
these circumstances could result in loss of data or in damage to product
memory or internal circuitry. To prevent an accidental interruption of
power, avoid carrying the product from one location to another while
the AC adapter is connected.
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Cleaning: When cleaning the camera body, use a blower to gently remove
dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt using a cloth lightly
dampened in pure water and then dry the camera thoroughly.
The lens is easily damaged. Dust and lint should be gently removed with
a blower. When using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to prevent
discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and other stains from the
lens, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft cloth and wipe the
lens carefully.
Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry, well-ventilated area. If you are using an AC adapter, unplug the adapter to prevent
fire. If the product will not be used for an extended period, remove the
battery to prevent leakage and store the camera in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however, store the camera case in a plastic bag,
as this may cause the material to deteriorate. Note that desiccant gradually loses its capacity to absorb moisture and should be replaced at regular intervals.
To prevent mold or mildew, take the camera out of storage at least once
a month. Turn the camera on and release the shutter a few times before
putting it away.
Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
Notes on the monitor and viewfinder: These displays may contain a few pixels
that are always lit or that do not light. This is common to all TFT LCD displays and does not indicate a malfunction. Images recorded with the
product are unaffected.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
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Do not apply pressure to the displays, as this could cause damage or
malfunction. Dust or lint on the displays can be removed with a blower.
Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois
leather. Should the monitor or viewfinder break, care should be taken to
avoid injury from broken glass and to prevent liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes and mouth.
Moiré: Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an
image containing a regular, repeating grid, such as the pattern of weave
in cloth or windows in a building, with the camera image sensor grid. In
some cases, it may appear in the form of lines. If you notice moiré in your
photographs, try changing the distance to the subject, zooming in and
out, or changing the angle between the subject and the camera.
Lines: Noise in the form of lines may in rare cases appear in pictures of
extremely bright or backlit subjects.
Batteries: Batteries may leak or explode if improperly handled. Observe
the following precautions when handling batteries:
• Use only batteries approved for use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the camera or charger when not in use and
replace the terminal cover. These devices draw minute amounts of
charge even when off and could draw the battery down to the point
that it will no longer function. If the battery will not be used for some
time, insert it in the camera and run it flat before removing it and storing it in a location with an ambient temperature of 15 to 25 °C (59 to
77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold locations). Repeat this process at
least once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off repeatedly when the battery is fully discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been fully discharged must be charged before use.
• The internal temperature of the battery may rise while the battery is in
use. Attempting to charge the battery while the internal temperature is
elevated will impair battery performance, and the battery may not
charge or charge only partially. Wait for the battery to cool before
charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair battery performance.
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• A marked drop in the time a fully charged battery retains its charge
when used at room temperature indicates that it requires replacement.
Purchase a new EN-EL15 battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important occasions, ready a spare EN-EL15 battery and keep it fully charged.
Depending on your location, it may be difficult to purchase replacement batteries on short notice. Note that on cold days, the capacity of
batteries tends to decrease. Be sure the battery is fully charged before
taking photographs outside in cold weather. Keep a spare battery in a
warm place and exchange the two as necessary. Once warmed, a cold
battery may recover some of its charge.
• Used batteries are a valuable resource; recycle in accord with local regulations.
A Image Sensor Cleaning
The camera’s image sensor is fitted with a low-pass filter to prevent
moiré. Each time it is turned on or off, the camera vibrates the low-pass
filter to remove dust (note that operating camera controls before cleaning is complete interrupts this process, and that image sensor cleaning
may be temporarily disabled if the camera is turned on and off several
times in succession). Dust not removed by this method may appear in
images recorded with the camera, in which case you should have the
filter cleaned by Nikon-authorized service personnel.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
The camera is a precision device and requires regular servicing. Nikon
recommends that the camera be inspected by the original retailer or
Nikon-authorized service representative once every one to two years,
and that it be serviced once every three to five years (note that fees
apply to these services). Frequent inspection and servicing are particularly recommended if the camera is used professionally. Any accessories regularly used with the camera, such as lenses or optional flash
units, should be included when the camera is inspected or serviced.
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Available Settings
The following table lists the settings that can be adjusted in each
mode.
❚❚ Still Image Mode/Smart Photo Selector Mode
Shooting menu
Still Image Mode
Exposure mode 1
h P S A M
Image quality
z z z z z
Image size
z z z z z
Continuous
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
Shutter type
z z z z z
Frame rate
— — — — —
Movie settings
— — — — —
Metering
— z2 z2 z2 z2
White balance
— z z z z
ISO sensitivity
— z2 z2 z2 z2
Picture Control
— z z z z
Color space
z z z z z
Active D-Lighting
— z z z z
Long exposure NR
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
High ISO noise reduction z z z z z
Fade in/fade out
— — — — —
Movie sound options
z z z z z
Interval timer shooting
— z2 z2 z2 z2
z z z z z
Vibration reduction 3
AF-area mode
— z4 z4 z4 z4
Face-priority AF
— z4 z4 z4 z4
Built-in AF assist
z z z z z
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
Flash mode 5
— z2 z2 z2 z2
Flash control 5
— z2 z2 z2 z2
Flash compensation 5
Smart Photo Selector
Mode
h P S A M
z
z
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
z
—
—
z
—
—
—
z
—
—
z
—
—
—
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Other settings
Still Image Mode
Exposure mode 1
h P S A M
Focus area selection
— z z z z
Flexible program
— z — — —
Autoexposure Lock
— z z z —
Focus lock
— z z z z
Self-timer
z2 z2 z2 z2 z2
Focus mode
— z2 z2 z2 z2
Exposure compensation — z 2 z 2 z 2 —
Movie mode
— — — — —
Theme
— — — — —
Smart Photo Selector
Mode
h P S A M
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
1 P Programmed auto is selected automatically when Electronic (Hi) is
selected for Shutter type.
2 Not available when Electronic (Hi) is selected for Shutter type.
3 VR lenses only.
4 Not available if a frame rate of 10 fps is chosen when Electronic (Hi) is
selected for Shutter type.
5 Available only when an optional flash unit is used.
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❚❚ Movie Mode/Motion Snapshot Mode
Shooting menu
Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Continuous
Shutter type
Frame rate
Movie settings
Metering
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
High ISO noise reduction
Fade in/fade out
Movie sound options
Interval timer shooting
Vibration reduction 3
AF-area mode
Face-priority AF
Built-in AF assist
Flash mode 4
Flash control 4
Flash compensation 4
h
—
—
—
—
—
z1
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
z1
z1
z1
—
z1
—
—
—
—
—
—
Movie Mode
P S A
— — —
— — —
— — —
— — —
z2 z2 z2
z1 z1 z1
z1 z1 z1
z z z
z z z
z z z
— — —
— — —
— — —
z z z
z1 z1 z1
z1 z1 z1
— — —
z z z
z1 z1 z1
z1 z1 z1
— — —
— — —
— — —
— — —
M
—
—
—
—
z2
z1
z1
z
z
z
—
—
—
z
z1
z1
—
z
z1
z1
—
—
—
—
Motion Snapshot Mode
h P S A M
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
— z z z z
— z z z z
— z z z z
— z z z z
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
z z z z z
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
z z z z z
— z z z z
— z z z z
z z z z z
— — — — —
— — — — —
— — — — —
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Other settings
Movie Mode
Exposure mode
h P S A
Focus area selection
— z1 z1 z1
Flexible program
— — — —
Autoexposure Lock
— z z z
Focus lock
— z z z
Self-timer
z1 z z z
Focus mode
— z z z
Exposure compensation — z z z
Movie mode
z1 z z z
Theme
— — — —
M
z1
—
—
z
z
z
—
z
—
1 HD movie selected in movie mode.
2 Slow motion selected in movie mode.
3 VR lenses only.
4 Available only when an optional flash unit is used.
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Motion Snapshot Mode
h P S A M
— z z z z
— — — — —
— z z z —
— z z z z
— — — — —
— — — — —
— z z z —
— — — — —
z z z z z
Defaults
Default settings are listed below. Shooting menu and other
shooting options are reset with Reset shooting options
(0 110), setup menu settings with Reset setup options
(0 152).
❚❚ Playback Menu Defaults
Option
Slide show (0 77)
Image type
Selected scene
Frame interval
Movie playback time
Audio
Rotate tall (0 103)
Resize (0 105)
Choose size
Default
All images
Auto
5s
Same as frame interval
Background track 1
On
1.1 M
❚❚ Shooting Menu Defaults
Option
Exposure mode (0 111)
Image quality (0 119)
Image size (0 119)
Continuous (0 121)
Shutter type (0 122)
Electronic (Hi)
Frame rate (0 122)
Movie settings (0 123)
Metering (0 124)
White balance (0 126)
Default
h Scene auto selector
JPEG normal
3872×2592
Single frame
Mechanical
10 fps
400 fps
1080/60i
Matrix
Auto
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Option
ISO sensitivity (0 131)
Picture Control (0 132)
Color space (0 138)
Active D-Lighting (0 139)
Long exposure NR (0 140)
High ISO noise reduction (0 140)
Fade in/fade out (0 140)
Movie sound options (0 141)
Microphone
Wind noise reduction
Interval timer shooting (0 142)
Vibration reduction (0 143)
AF-area mode (0 144)
Face-priority AF (0 147)
Built-in AF assist (0 147)
Flash mode (0 63)
Flash control (0 148)
Manual
Flash compensation (0 149)
Default
Auto (100–3200)
Standard
sRGB
On
Off
On
None
Auto sensitivity (A)
On
00:01’:00”, 001
Active/On 1
Auto-area 2
On 3
On
Fill flash
TTL
Full
0.0
1 Varies with lens.
2 The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame when 10 fps
is selected for Electronic (Hi) or Slow motion is selected as the movie
type.
3 Face detection is not available when 10 fps is selected for Electronic (Hi)
or Slow motion is selected as the movie type.
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❚❚ Other Shooting Options
Option
Default
Focus area (0 144)
Center *
Flexible program (0 113)
Off
Autoexposure lock (0 125)
Off
Focus lock (0 145)
Off
Self-timer (0 49)
Off
Focus mode (0 52)
See page 52.
Exposure compensation (0 57)
0.0
Movie mode (0 37)
HD movie
Theme (0 47)
Beauty
Picture Control settings (0 132)
Unmodified
* Not displayed when Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode.
❚❚ Setup Menu Defaults
Option
Slot empty release lock (0 153)
Welcome screen (0 154)
Display brightness (0 154)
Monitor brightness
Viewfinder brightness
Grid display (0 154)
Sound settings (0 155)
Autofocus/self-timer
Electronic shutter
Auto power off (0 155)
Remote on duration (0 156)
Assign AE/AF-L button (0 156)
Shutter button AE lock (0 156)
HDMI device control (0 92)
Time zone and date (0 158)
Daylight saving time
Auto image rotation (0 159)
GPS (0 67)
Auto power off
Use GPS to set clock
Default
Release locked
Off
0
0
Off
On
On
30 s
5 min
AE/AF lock
Off
On
Off
On
Disable
Yes
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Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the number of pictures or amount of
movie footage that can be stored on a 16 GB Toshiba R95
W80MB/s UHS-I SDHC card at different image quality, size, or
movie settings. All figures are approximate; file size varies with
the scene recorded.
❚❚ Still Images (Still Image Mode) 1
Image quality
(0 119)
Image size
(0 119)
3872×2592
NEF (RAW) +
2896×1944
JPEG fine 3
1936×1296
NEF (RAW)
—
3872×2592
JPEG fine
2896×1944
1936×1296
3872×2592
JPEG normal 2896×1944
1936×1296
3872×2592
JPEG basic 2896×1944
1936×1296
File size
23.9 MB
21.4 MB
19.6 MB
17.1 MB
6.8 MB
4.3 MB
2.5 MB
3.4 MB
2.2 MB
1.3 MB
1.8 MB
1.1 MB
0.7 MB
No. of images Buffer capacity 2
659
736
804
922
2300
3600
6200
4500
7100
11900
8900
13900
22800
42
43
44
44
58
67
87
74
89
100
99
100
100
1 Mechanical selected for Shutter type.
2 Maximum number of pictures that can be stored in memory buffer at
ISO 100. Drops if long exposure noise reduction is on (0 140).
3 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
❚❚ HD Movies
Movie settings (0 123)
1080/60i
1080/30p
720/60p
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Maximum total length (approx.) *
1 hour 27 minutes
1 hour 27 minutes
2 hours 10 minutes
* For information on the maximum length that can be recorded in a single
clip, see page 123.
❚❚ Slow Motion Movies
Frame rate (0 122)
400 fps
1200 fps
Maximum total recorded length (approx.) *
1 hour 27 minutes
1 hour 27 minutes
* Up to five seconds of slow motion footage can be recorded in a single clip.
Playback length is about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recorded
length.
❚❚ Still Images (Smart Photo Selector Mode)
Image quality (0 119)
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
fine 2
NEF (RAW)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
Image size (0 119)
3872×2592
2896×1944
1936×1296
—
3872×2592
2896×1944
1936×1296
3872×2592
2896×1944
1936×1296
3872×2592
2896×1944
1936×1296
File size 1
119.4 MB
106.9 MB
97.8 MB
85.3 MB
34.1 MB
21.6 MB
12.5 MB
17.2 MB
10.9 MB
6.6 MB
8.8 MB
5.6 MB
3.4 MB
No. of shots
131
147
160
184
461
729
1258
915
1438
2397
1798
2797
4577
1 Total size of all five images recorded with each shot.
2 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
❚❚ Still Images (Motion Snapshot Mode)
Image quality
—
Image size
—
File size *
17.7 MB
No. of shots
891
* File size is the total for a single photograph and movie.
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
Display
The displays are off:
• The camera is off (0 18) or the battery is exhausted (0 12, 21).
• The monitor has been turned off (0 5). Press the $ button to turn
the monitor on.
• An object has come close to the eye sensor, turning the viewfinder on
and the monitor off (0 6).
• The displays have turned off automatically to save power (0 155). The
displays can be reactivated by operating buttons or the mode dial.
• The camera is connected to a computer (0 85) or television (0 90).
The displays turn off without warning:
• The battery is low (0 12, 21).
• The displays have turned off automatically to save power (0 155). The
displays can be reactivated by operating buttons or the mode dial.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high (0 xvi, 189). Wait for the
camera to cool before turning it on again.
The camera is unresponsive: See “A Note on Electronically-Controlled Cameras,” below.
The viewfinder is out of focus: Focus the viewfinder using the diopter adjustment control (0 6).
Indicators are not displayed: Press the $ button (0 5).
A A Note on Electronically-Controlled Cameras
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In extremely rare instances, the display may not respond as expected
and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon
is caused by a strong external static charge. Turn the camera off,
remove and replace the battery, taking care to avoid burns, and turn
the camera on again, or, if you are using an AC adapter (available separately), disconnect and reconnect the adapter and turn the camera on
again. If the problem persists after the battery has been removed and
replaced, contact your retailer or Nikon-authorized service representative.
Shooting (All Exposure Modes)
The camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or format the memory card.
The shutter-release is disabled:
• The battery is exhausted (0 12, 21).
• The memory card is locked (0 15) or full (0 15, 21).
• The camera is not in focus (0 25).
• You are currently filming a slow motion movie (0 39).
The camera does not focus automatically:
• The subject is not suited to autofocus (0 54).
• The camera is in manual focus mode (0 52, 55).
Focus does not lock when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway: Use the 1
(A) button to lock focus when AF-C is selected for focus mode or when
photographing moving subjects in AF-A mode (0 52, 145).
Focus area selection is unavailable: Focus area selection is not available in
auto-area (0 144) or face-priority (0 25) AF. In other AF-area modes, the
focus area can be selected by pressing J.
Subject-tracking AF not available: Select a non-monochrome Picture Control
(0 132, 144).
AF-area mode selection is unavailable: The camera is in Smart Photo Selector
mode (0 31), manual focus mode is selected (0 52), or h Scene auto
selector is selected for Exposure mode (0 111).
Image size selection is unavailable: NEF (RAW) is selected for image quality
(0 119).
The camera is slow to record photos: Turn long exposure noise reduction off
(0 140).
Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appears in photos:
• Lower ISO sensitivity or enable high ISO noise reduction (0 140).
• Use long exposure noise reduction at shutter speeds slower than 1 s
(0 140).
No photo taken when remote control shutter-release button is pressed:
• Replace battery in remote control (0 163).
• Choose a remote control mode (0 49).
• The remote control standby timer has expired (0 156).
• The remote is not pointed at the camera or the infrared receiver is not
visible (0 2, 3, 50).
• The remote is too far from the camera (0 50).
• Bright light is interfering with remote.
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements
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Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the displays: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 157).
Optional flash units do not fire: The camera is in Smart Photo Selector or
Motion Snapshot mode or is recording a movie, or Electronic (Hi) is
selected for Shutter type (0 27).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes (0 173) or when a flash or GPS unit is
attached (0 59, 66).
Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes)
The shutter release is disabled: You selected S Shutter-priority auto for
Exposure mode after selecting a shutter speed of “Bulb” in manual
exposure mode (0 114).
Some shutter speeds are not available: You are using a flash (0 64).
Colors are unnatural:
• Adjust white balance to match the light source (0 126).
• Adjust Picture Control settings (0 132).
Cannot measure white balance: The subject is too dark or too bright (0 129).
Picture Controls produce varying results: A (auto) is selected for sharpening,
contrast, or saturation. For consistent results over a series of photos,
choose another setting (0 134).
Picture Control brightness and contrast can not be adjusted: Active D-Lighting is
on (0 134, 139).
Metering can not be changed: Exposure lock is in effect (0 125).
Noise (reddish areas and other artifacts) appears in long time-exposures: Enable
long-exposure noise reduction (0 140).
Movies
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Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in Smart Photo Selector mode or Motion Snapshot mode (0 33,
47).
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 141).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 40) or Motion
Snapshots (0 45).
Playback
NEF (RAW) images are not displayed: The camera displays only the JPEG copies
of NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine images (0 119).
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 103).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 159).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken (0 159).
• Photo is displayed in image review (0 103).
Cannot hear movie sound:
• Press W up to raise the volume (0 42). If the camera is connected to a
television (0 90), use the controls for the TV to adjust the volume.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies (0 40) or Motion
Snapshots (0 47).
Cannot delete images:
• Remove protection from the files before deletion (0 103).
• The memory card is locked (0 15).
Cannot select photos for printing: The memory card is full (0 21) or locked
(0 15) or the photos are in NEF (RAW) format. To print NEF (RAW) photos, transfer the pictures to a computer and use the supplied software or
Capture NX 2 (0 85).
Pictures are not displayed on TV: The camera is not correctly connected (0 90)
or the wrong option is selected for Video mode (0 156).
Pictures cannot be transferred to a computer: If your system does not meet the
requirements on page 83, you may still be able to transfer pictures to the
computer using a card reader.
Photos are not displayed in Capture NX 2: Update to the latest version (0 163).
Miscellaneous
The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock (0 19, 158).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings (0 173) or when a memory card is inserted (0 15, 101).
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Solution
0
A lens with a retractable lens barrel
button is attached with the lens barrel
Rotate the zoom ring
retracted. Press the retractable lens 17, 198
to extend the lens.
barrel button and rotate the zoom ring
to extend the lens.
Check lens. Pictures
can only be taken
Attach a lens.
17
when a lens is
attached.
Cannot take pictures. Turn the camera off and recharge the
Insert fully-charged battery or insert a fully charged spare 12, 15
battery.
battery.
This battery cannot be
used. Insert a battery Turn the camera off and insert a com162
designated for use in patible battery.
this camera.
Start-up error. Turn
Turn the camera off, remove and
the camera off and
replace the battery, and then turn the 15, 18
then on again.
camera on.
The clock has been
Set the camera clock.
19, 158
reset.
Turn the camera off and confirm that
No memory card.
15
the card is correctly inserted.
This memory card is Select Yes to format the card, or turn
not formatted. Format the camera off and insert another 15, 153
the memory card?
memory card.
Turn the camera off and slide the card
Memory card is locked
write-protect switch to the “write”
15
(write protected).
position.
Message
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Message
Memory card is full.
This memory card
cannot be used. Card
may be damaged;
insert a different card.
Cannot create
additional folders on
memory card.
The movie-record
button can not be
used in this mode.
Stills can not be taken
when slow motion is
selected.
The capture
illuminator has been
used consecutively for
the maximum time
and has turned off.
Solution
0
• You may be able to record additional 119
images if you reduce image quality or
size.
• Delete unwanted images.
75
• Insert another memory card.
15, 165
• Use an approved card.
165
• Format the card. If the problem per- 153
sists, the card may be damaged. Contact a Nikon-authorized ser vice
representative.
• Insert a new memory card.
15, 165
If the current folder is numbered 999
and contains either 999 photographs
or a photograph numbered 9999, the
shutter-release button will be disabled
and no further photographs can be 157
taken. Choose Yes for Reset file numbering and then either format the current memory card or insert a new
memory card.
The movie-record button can not be
used in Smart Photo Selector or 33, 47
Motion Snapshot modes.
The shutter-release button can not be
used to take photographs while a
39
slow-motion movie is being recorded.
The capture illuminator on the
optional SB-N5 flash unit turns off
automatically after extended use.
62
Remove your finger from the shutterrelease button for a short period.
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Message
Hi
Lo
Photographs cannot
be taken in shutterpriority auto mode at
a shutter speed of
“Bulb”.
Failed to update
speedlight firmware.
Contact a Nikonauthorized service
center.
Solution
0
• Lower ISO sensitivity.
131
• Choose a faster shutter speed or 114, 115,
smaller aperture (higher f-number).
116
• Raise ISO sensitivity.
131
• Use an optional flash unit.
59
• Choose a slower shutter speed or 114, 115,
larger aperture (lower f-number).
116
Choose a different shutter speed, or
select another option for Exposure 114, 116
mode.
An unsuccessful attempt has been
made to update the firmware of the
flash unit mounted on the camera.
Contact a Nikon-authorized service
representative.
An unsuccessful attempt has been
Failed to update lens
made to update the firmware of the
firmware. Contact a
lens mounted on the camera. Contact
Nikon-authorized
a Nikon-authorized service representaservice center.
tive.
Press the shutter-release button. ConAn error has occurred.
tact a Nikon-authorized service reprePress the shuttersentative if the problem persists or rerelease button again.
occurs frequently.
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Message
An error has occurred
in the internal
circuitry. Contact a
Nikon-authorized
service center.
The camera’s internal
temperature is high.
The camera will now
turn off.
Memory card contains
no images.
Cannot display this
file.
Cannot select this file.
Check printer.
Check paper.
Paper jam.
Out of paper.
Check ink supply.
Out of ink.
Solution
0
Contact a Nikon-authorized service
representative.
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Wait for the camera to cool.
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To view pictures, insert a memory card
containing images.
The file has been created or modified
on a computer or different make of
camera, or is corrupt.
Check the printer.
Select Resume after loading paper of
the correct size.
Clear the jam and select Resume.
Insert paper and select Resume.
Select Resume after checking the ink.
Replace the ink and select Resume.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 V1 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
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Digital camera with interchangeable lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (Nikon CX format)
10.1 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning
Storage
Image size (pixels)
Still images (still image and Smart Photo Selector modes,
aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 3,872 × 2,592
• 2,896 × 1,944
• 1,936 × 1,296
Still images (movie mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 3,840 × 2,160 (1080/60i) • 1,920 × 1,080 (1080/30p)
• 1,280 × 720 (720/60p)
Still images (Motion Snapshot mode, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 3,840 × 2,160
File format
• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16)
compression
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in
both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
File system
DCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format
for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge
Electronic viewfinder
Electronic viewfinder
Frame coverage
Eyepoint
Diopter adjustment
Eye sensor
Shooting modes
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Remote control modes
0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
17 mm (–1.0 m–1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
–3–+1 m–1
Camera switches to viewfinder display when it
detects that viewfinder is in use
C still image (3 : 2), y Smart Photo Selector
(3 : 2), 1 movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3),
z Motion Snapshot (16 : 9)
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
• Mechanical shutter: 1/4,000 –30 s in steps of 1/3 EV;
Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
• Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 –30 s in steps of 1/3 EV;
Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
• Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at
X= 1/250 s or slower
• Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at
X= 1/60 s or slower
• Single frame, continuous
• Mechanical, Electronic, Electronic (Hi)
• Self-timer, delayed remote, quick-response
remote, interval timer shooting
• Electronic (Hi): Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps
• Other modes: Up to 5 fps (single AF or manual
focus, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exposure mode, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and
other settings at default values)
2 s, 5 s, 10 s
Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
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Exposure
Metering
Metering method
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Mode
Programmed auto with flexible program; shutterpriority auto; aperture-priority auto; manual;
scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with A
(AE-L/AF-L) button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 100–3200 in steps of 1 EV. Can also be set to
(Recommended Exposure approx. 1 EV (ISO 6400 equivalent) above ISO
Index)
3200; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100–3200,
100–800, 100–400) available
Active D-Lighting
On, off
Focus
Autofocus
Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
Lens servo
• Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF
(AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
AF-area mode
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
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Focus
Focus area
Focus lock
Face-priority AF
Flash
Control
Mode
Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
White balance
Movie
Metering
Metering method
• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A (AEL/AF-L) button
On, off
i-TTL flash control using image sensor available
with optional SB-N5 flash unit
Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync
with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear
curtain with slow sync
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight,
flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except
preset manual with fine tuning
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
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Movie
Frame size (pixels)/
recording rate
HD movies
• 1,920 × 1,080/60i (59.94 fields/s *)
• 1,920 × 1,080/30p (29.97 fps)
• 1,280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
Slow-motion movies
• 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 × 120/1,200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Movies recorded in still image mode
1,072 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
Motion Snapshot
1,920 × 1,080/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format AAC
Audio recording device Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
* Sensor output is about 60 fps.
Monitor
7.5 cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with
brightness adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
playback, slide show, histogram display, auto
image rotation, and rating option
Interface
USB
Video output
HDMI output
Multi accessory port
Audio input
Supported languages
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Hi-Speed USB
NTSC, PAL
Type C mini-pin HDMI connector
Used for designated accessories
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional),
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French,
German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish,
Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL15 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5B power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 113 × 76 × 43.5 mm/4.4 × 3 × 1.7 in.,
excluding projections; thickness of body (from
mount to monitor) is 36 mm/1.4 in.
Weight
Approx. 383 g/13.5 oz with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 294 g/10.4 oz
(camera body only)
Operating environment
Temperature
0–40 °C/+32–104 °F
Humidity
Less than 85% (no condensation)
• Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at an ambient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F).
• Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and
software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice.
Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes
that this manual may contain.
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MH-25 battery charger
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.12–0.23 A
DC 8.4 V/1.2 A
Nikon EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Approx. 2 hours and 35 minutes at an ambient
temperature of 25 °C/77 °F when no charge
remains
Operating temperature 0–40 °C/+32–104 °F
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 91.5 × 33.5 × 71 mm/3.6 × 1.3 × 2.8 in.,
excluding projections
Length of cord
Approx. 1.8 m/6 ft (U.S.A. and Canada) or 1.5 m/
4.9 ft (other countries)
Weight
Approx. 110 g/3.9 oz, excluding power cable and
AC wall adapter
EN-EL15 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.0 V, 1,900 mAh
Operating temperature 0–40 °C/+32–104 °F
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 40 × 56 × 20.5 mm/1.6 × 2.2 × 0.8 in.
Weight
Approx. 88 g/3.1 oz, excluding terminal cover
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1 NIKKOR VR 10–30 mm f/3.5–5.6
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
10–30 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical elements)
Angle of view
77°–29° 40′
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance 0.2 m/0.7 ft from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 10 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 30 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Filter-attachment size 40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)
Dimensions
Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 42 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight
Approx. 115 g/4.1 oz
Specifications subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
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❚❚ The 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30 mm f/3.5–5.6
Lens cap
Lens hood mounting mark
Zoom ring
Lens mounting mark
CPU contacts
Focal length mark
Focal length scale
Retractable lens barrel button
1 NIKKOR lenses are exclusively for Nikon 1 interchangeable lens
format digital cameras. The angle of view is equivalent to a 35
mm format lens with a focal length about 2.7 × longer. They support normal and active vibration reduction and vibration reduction off (0 143).
Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out.
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A Lens Care
• When using an optional lens hood, do not pick up or hold the lens or
camera using only the hood.
• Keep the CPU contacts clean.
• Use a blower to remove dust and lint from the lens surfaces. To
remove smudges and fingerprints, apply a small amount of ethanol or
lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens-cleaning tissue and
clean from the center outwards using a circular motion, taking care
not to leave smears or touch the glass with your fingers.
• Never use organic solvents such as paint thinner or benzene to clean
the lens.
• A lens hood or NC filter can be used to protect the front lens element.
• Attach the front and rear caps when the lens is not in use.
• If the lens will not be used for an extended period, store it in a cool,
dry location to prevent mold and rust. Do not store in direct sunlight
or with naphtha or camphor moth balls.
• Keep the lens dry. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
• Leaving the lens in extremely hot locations could damage or warp
parts made from reinforced plastic.
A Supplied Accessories
• 40.5 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-N40.5
• Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000
A Optional Accessories
• 40.5 mm screw-on filters
• Semi-soft Case CL-N101
• Bayonet Hood HB-N101 (attaches as shown below).
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❚❚ Supported Standards
• DCF Version 2.0: The Design Rule for Camera File Systems (DCF) is
a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure
compatibility among different makes of camera.
• DPOF: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) is an industry-wide
standard that allows pictures to be printed from print orders
stored on the memory card.
• Exif version 2.3: The camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image
File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.3, a standard in
which information stored with photographs is used for optimal
color reproduction when the images are output on Exif-compliant printers.
• PictBridge: A standard developed through cooperation with the
digital camera and printer industries, allowing photographs to
be output directly to a printer without first transferring them to
a computer.
• HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a standard for
multimedia interfaces used in consumer electronics and AV
devices capable of transmitting audiovisual data and control
signals to HDMI-compliant devices via a single cable connection.
Trademark Information
Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows
Vista are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The PictBridge logo is a
trademark. The SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
HDMI, the
logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trade
names mentioned in this manual or the other documentation provided with
your Nikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Battery Life
The number of shots that can be taken with fully-charged batteries varies with the condition of the battery, temperature, such
factors as the use of GPS devices or other accessories, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed.
Sample figures for EN-EL15 (1900 mAh) batteries are given
below.
• Still images: Approximately 400, or 350 with SB-N5
• Movies: Approximately 120 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i
Values for still images measured at 25 °C/77 °F with a fullycharged EN-EL15 battery, a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6
lens, and a 16 GB Toshiba R95 W80MB/s UHS-I SDHC card
according to the CIPA standard under the following test conditions: NORMAL-quality photographs taken at intervals of 30 s
(measurements for the SB-N5 are made using the flash for
every other shot) with the camera turned off and then on after
every ten shots.
The following can reduce battery life:
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using optional flash or GPS units
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL15 batteries:
• Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce
battery performance.
• Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose
their charge if left unused.
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Index
Symbols
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C (Still image mode) ....................... 23
y (Smart Photo Selector mode) . 31
1 (Movie mode) ................................ 37
z (Motion Snapshot mode) .......... 45
h (Scene auto selector) .......23, 111
c (Portrait) ......................................... 23
d (Landscape) ................................... 23
e (Close up) ....................................... 23
f (Night portrait) ............................ 23
Z (Auto) .............................................. 23
P (Programmed auto) ........... 111, 113
S (Shutter-priority auto) ...... 111, 114
A (Aperture-priority auto) ... 111, 115
M (Manual) ............................... 111, 116
U (flexible program) .......................113
G (menu) button .... 10, 101, 109,
151
K (playback) button .......... 28, 34, 48
O (delete) button .. 29, 35, 43, 48, 75
$ (display) button ..................5, 69
& (feature) button ...9, 27, 39, 47, 76
J (OK) button ..................8, 34, 42, 48
A (AE-L/AF-L) ...................... 125, 146
E (exposure compensation) ......... 57
% (focus mode) ............................... 53
E (self-timer) ...................................... 49
W (playback zoom/thumbnail)
control ..................... 28, 42, 56, 72, 74
L (Preset manual) ........................128
" (delayed remote) ....................... 49
# (quick response remote) ............. 49
8 (single frame) ..............................121
I (continuous) ................................121
L (matrix) ..........................................124
M (centerweighted) .......................124
N (spot) ..............................................124
e (auto-area) ..................................144
c (single-point) .............................144
9 (subject tracking) .....................144
j (red-eye reduction) ................... 63
p (slow sync) .................................... 63
q (rear curtain sync) ...................... 63
N (flash-ready indicator) ................. 61
A
A/V cable .............................................. 90
AC adapter .............................. 162, 166
Access lamp ...............................26, 121
Accessories ........................................161
Active D-Lighting ............................139
Adobe RGB ........................................138
AE lock ...................................... 125, 156
AE-L ............................................ 125, 146
AE-L/AF-L button .............125, 146, 156
AF ...................................................52, 144
AF-A ....................................................... 52
AF-area mode ...................................144
AF-assist illuminator ...............53, 147
AF-C ....................................................... 52
AF-F ........................................................ 52
AF-S ........................................................ 52
Aperture ..........................112, 115, 116
Aperture-priority auto ........ 115, 116
Assign AE/AF-L button ..................156
Assisted GPS ....................................... 68
Attaching the lens ............................ 17
Auto image rotation ......................159
Auto power off ...................18, 67, 155
Auto-area AF (AF-area mode) .....144
Autofocus ...................................52, 144
Automatic scene selection ............ 23
Auto-select AF ................................... 52
Available settings ...........................173
B
Background track ................ 48, 78, 88
Battery ................. 12, 15, 21, 160, 196
Battery info ........................................160
Beep .......................................25, 50, 155
Best shot ....................................... 31, 34
Body cap ................................... 1, 2, 163
Border ....................................................98
Bounce lighting .................................62
Brightness ......................................... 134
Buffering ........................................32, 46
Built-in AF assist ....................... 53, 147
Bulb ..................................................... 117
Burst .......................................................27
C
Calendar ........................................73, 77
Calendar playback ............................73
Capture illuminator ............33, 47, 62
Capture NX 2 ................. 120, 137, 163
CEC .........................................................92
Center-weighted (Metering) ...... 124
Charging a battery ............................12
Clean image sensor ....................... 172
Clock .............................. 19, 20, 67, 158
Clock battery .......................................20
Color space ....................................... 138
Color temperature ......................... 130
Compatible lens .............................. 161
Computer .............................................81
Continuous ....................................... 121
Continuous AF ....................................52
Contrast ....................................134, 139
Creating short movies ..............87, 88
Crop .............................................. 98, 106
Custom Picture Control .......133, 136
D
Date and time ........................... 19, 158
Date format ............................... 19, 158
Daylight saving time .............. 19, 158
DCF version 2.0 ......................138, 200
Defaults .............................................. 177
Delayed remote .................................49
Delete ........................29, 35, 43, 48, 75
Delete all images ...............................75
Delete current image .29, 35, 43, 48,
75
Delete selected images ...................75
Detailed display ............................... 4, 5
Detailed photo information ......5, 70
Digital Print Order Format ...........200
Diopter adjustment control .............6
Discard .................................................. 75
Display brightness ..........................154
D-Lighting .........................................104
DPOF ......................................95, 99, 200
DPOF print order ........................ 95, 99
E
Edit movie ..........................................107
Electronic ....................................27, 122
Electronic (Hi) ............................27, 122
Electronic shutter .....................27, 122
Electronic viewfinder ................ 6, 154
Exif version 2.3 ....................... 138, 200
Exposure ..................57, 111, 124, 125
Exposure compensation ................. 57
Exposure indicator ..........................116
Exposure lock ......................... 125, 156
Exposure mode ................................111
Eye sensor ...............................................6
F
Face-priority AF ........................25, 147
Fade in/fade out ..............................140
Feature button ..........9, 27, 39, 47, 76
Fill flash ................................................. 63
Filter effects ............................. 134, 135
Fine-tuning white balance ..........127
Firmware version .............................160
Flash ...........................59, 148, 149, 162
Flash compensation .......................149
Flash control .....................................148
Flash mode .......................................... 63
Flash ready indicator ....................... 61
Flexible program .............................113
Flicker reduction .............................157
f-number .................................. 112, 161
Focal length ................................. 24, 70
Focal length scale ....................24, 198
Focal plane mark ...........................2, 56
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Focus .............................................52, 144
Focus area ...................................25, 144
Focus lock ..........................................145
Focus mode ......................................... 52
Focusing the viewfinder ................... 6
Format ..........................................15, 153
Format memory card ..............15, 153
Frame rate ...................................69, 122
Front-curtain sync ............................. 63
Full-frame playback ................... 28, 69
Full-time AF ......................................... 52
G
GP-N100 ............................................... 66
GPS ......................................................... 66
Grid display .................................. 6, 154
H
H.264 ....................................................194
HD Movies ..................................37, 123
HDMI ......................................91, 92, 200
HDMI device control ........................ 92
HDMI-CEC ............................................ 92
High definition ...................91, 92, 200
High ISO noise reduction .............140
Histogram ............................................ 71
Hue .......................................................134
I
Image quality ....................................119
Image selection ...............................102
Image size ..........................................119
Index print ........................................... 95
Infrared receiver ....................... 2, 3, 50
Interval timer shooting .................142
ISO sensitivity ...................................131
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Lens cap ............................................... 17
Lens mount ......................................... 56
Load from/save to card .................137
Long exposure NR ..........................140
M
Manual ...................................... 111, 116
Manual focus ...................................... 55
Matrix (Metering) ............................124
Maximum aperture ........................197
Memory buffer ..........................25, 121
Memory card ...15, 16, 153, 165, 180
Memory card capacity ..................180
Metering ............................................124
Microphone ...............................38, 141
Mode dial ................................................7
Monitor ......................................4, 5, 154
Monitor brightness ........................154
Monochrome ...................................132
Motion Snapshot ..........................7, 45
Motion Snapshot mode .............7, 45
MOV .....................................................120
Movie mode ....................................7, 37
Movie settings .................................123
Movie sound options ....................141
Movie type .......................................... 39
Movie-record button ......... 27, 38, 41
Movies ...................................27, 37, 123
Multi accessory port ................. 59, 66
Multi selector ........................................8
N
J
NEF ............................................. 119, 120
NEF (RAW) ................................ 119, 120
Neutral ................................................132
Night portrait ..................................... 23
Nikon Transfer 2 ................................ 85
JPEG .....................................................119
O
L
Optional flash ..................................... 59
Landscape ...................................23, 132
Language ....................................19, 158
Lens .....................17, 24, 143, 161, 197
P
Photo information ........................5, 69
PictBridge ................................... 93, 200
Picture Control .......................132, 136
Playback .........................................28, 69
Playback menu ................................ 101
Playback zoom ...................................74
Portrait ........................................ 23, 132
Power connector ...................162, 166
Power drive zoom switch ...............24
Power switch .......................................18
Preset manual .........................126, 128
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ...................................26
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ...........................25, 26, 32, 46
Print date ..............................................99
Print DPOF print order .....................95
Printing .................................................93
Programmed auto .................111, 113
Protect ................................................ 103
Q
Quick adjust ..................................... 134
Quick response remote ...................49
R
Rating .......................................... 76, 103
Rear-curtain sync ...............................63
Red-eye reduction ............................63
Remote control ..................................49
Remote on duration ...................... 156
Removing the lens from the camera
17
Reset file numbering ..................... 157
Reset setup options ....................... 152
Reset shooting options ................ 110
Resize .................................................. 105
Retractable lens barrel button ....17,
24, 198
Rotate tall .......................................... 103
S
Saturation ......................................... 134
Scene auto selector ................ 23, 111
SD card ................................................165
Select by date ..................................... 95
Select images for printing ............. 95
Self-portrait ......................................... 49
Self-timer ............................................. 49
Sensitivity ..........................................131
Sensor protection barrier .............198
Setup menu ......................................151
Sharpening ........................................134
Shooting menu ................................109
Short Movie Creator ........... 81, 87, 88
Shutter button AE lock ..................156
Shutter speed ................112, 114, 116
Shutter type ...............................27, 122
Shutter-priority auto ......................114
Shutter-release button ..... 25, 26, 32,
46, 156
Simple photo information ............. 69
Simplified display .................................5
Single AF .............................................. 52
Single-point ......................................144
Size .................105, 119, 123, 190, 194
Slide show ........................................... 77
Slot empty release lock .................153
Slow motion ...............................40, 122
Slow sync ............................................. 63
Smart Photo Selector mode ......7, 31
Sound settings .................................155
Speaker ....................................................2
Speedlight ........................................... 59
Spot (Metering) ...............................124
sRGB .....................................................138
Standard .............................................132
Still image mode ...........................7, 23
Strap ...................................................... 12
Subject tracking ..............................144
System Requirements ..................... 83
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Television ....................................90, 156
Temperature warnings ................... xvi
Theme ................................................... 47
205
Thumbnail playback ........................ 72
Time ............................. 19, 49, 117, 158
Time stamp .......................................... 98
Time zone ..........................................158
Time zone and date ........................158
Timer .............................................49, 142
Toning ....................................... 134, 135
Trimming movies ............................107
Tripod mounting spacer ........51, 164
U
USB .................................................. 85, 93
USB cable ...................................... 85, 93
Use GPS to set clock ......................... 67
UTC ......................................................... 67
V
Vibration reduction ........................143
Video mode .......................................156
Viewfinder ..................................... 6, 154
Viewfinder brightness ...................154
ViewNX 2 .............................................. 81
Vivid .....................................................132
Volume ........................................... 42, 79
VR ..........................................................143
W
Welcome screen ..............................154
White balance ...................................126
Wind noise reduction ....................141
Z
Zoom guide ......................................... 24
Zoom ring ...................................24, 198
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