Nikon 1 S1 User Manual

DIGITAL CAMERA

Reference Manual

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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:

D

This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before use to prevent damage to the camera.

A

This icon marks notes; information that should be read before using the camera.

0

This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.

The

1, 3, 4, and 2 symbols represent up, down, left, and right on the multi selector.

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

Table of Contents

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Introduction

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Auto Mode

6

Creative Mode

b

Best Moment Capture Mode

9

Motion Snapshot Mode

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Recording and Viewing Movies

t

More on Photography

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More on Playback

Q

Connections

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The Playback Menu

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The Shooting Menu

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The Movie Menu

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The Image Processing Menu

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The Setup Menu

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Technical Notes

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Getting the Most from Your Camera

Take photos with the shutter-release button.

Photos can be taken in any mode by pressing the shutter-

release button. See page 8 for

more information.

Shutter-release button

Shoot movies with the movie-record button.

Movies can be recorded by pressing the movie-record button in auto (

0 31), creative

(

0 43), and advanced movie

(

0 57) modes.

Movie-record button

Create short movies with music.

Install the supplied software (0 91), copy photos and movies

to your computer using ViewNX 2 (

0 95), and use Short Movie

Creator to

create short movies (0 98).

View short movies in high definition.

Transfer short movies to the camera (0 99) and use an HDMI

cable to

connect the camera to an HDTV (0 100).

Accessories

Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variety of interchangeable lenses and other accessories (

0 163).

Lenses

Wireless mobile adapters

Software for

Nikon digital cameras

(available on

CD)

Mount adapters

Waterproof cases

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Table of Contents

Getting the Most from Your Camera ......................................... ii

Accessories .............................................................................................. iii

For Your Safety............................................................................... x

Notices ..........................................................................................xiii

Introduction 1

Before You Begin ...........................................................................1

Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2

The Camera Body ................................................................................... 2

The Monitor.............................................................................................. 4

The Multi Selector .................................................................................. 6

The G Button.................................................................................... 7

First Steps......................................................................................13

Auto Mode 23

Taking Photos in Auto Mode.....................................................23

Viewing Photographs .................................................................29

Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................30

Recording Movies in Auto Mode ..............................................31

Creative Mode 33

Choosing a Creative Mode.........................................................33

Choosing a Scene ........................................................................34

Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes ......................................36

P

Programmed Auto............................................................................36

S

Shutter-Priority Auto........................................................................37

A

Aperture-Priority Auto ....................................................................38

M

Manual .................................................................................................39

Backlighting .................................................................................42

Recording Movies in Creative Mode........................................43

Best Moment Capture Mode 45

Slow View...................................................................................... 45

Smart Photo Selector.................................................................. 47

Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Selector ........ 50

Choosing the Best Shot ..................................................................... 50

Deleting Pictures.................................................................................. 51

Motion Snapshot Mode 53

Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode ....................................... 53

Viewing Motion Snapshots ....................................................... 56

Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 56

Recording and Viewing Movies 57

Recording HD Movies................................................................. 58

Recording Slow-Motion Movies ............................................... 62

Viewing Movies ........................................................................... 65

Deleting Movies ................................................................................... 66

More on Photography 67

Single-Frame, Continuous, and Self-Timer Modes ............... 67

Continuous Mode................................................................................ 67

Self-Timer Modes................................................................................. 69

Exposure Compensation ........................................................... 71

The Built-in Flash......................................................................... 72

Choosing a Flash Mode ..................................................................... 73

The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter ...................................... 76

More on Playback 79

Photo Information ...................................................................... 79

Thumbnail Playback ................................................................... 82

Calendar Playback ...................................................................... 83

Playback Zoom ............................................................................ 84

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Deleting Pictures .........................................................................85

Deleting the Current Picture............................................................85

The Playback Menu .............................................................................85

Rating Pictures .............................................................................86

Slide Shows...................................................................................87

Connections 91

Installing the Supplied Software ..............................................91

System Requirements.........................................................................93

Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer ........................95

Transferring Pictures ...........................................................................95

Viewing Pictures ...................................................................................96

Creating Short Movies........................................................................98

Viewing Pictures on TV............................................................ 100

High-Definition Devices.................................................................. 100

Printing Photographs .............................................................. 102

Connecting the Printer.................................................................... 102

Printing Pictures One at a Time.................................................... 103

Printing Multiple Pictures............................................................... 104

Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set ...................................... 106

The Playback Menu 107

Selecting Multiple Images.............................................................. 109

Image Review ............................................................................ 110

Rotate Tall .................................................................................. 110

Protect ........................................................................................ 110

Rating.......................................................................................... 110

D-Lighting .................................................................................. 111

Resize .......................................................................................... 112

Crop............................................................................................. 113

Face-Priority Zoom................................................................... 114

Edit Movie .................................................................................. 114

Change Theme .......................................................................... 115

The Shooting Menu 117

Reset Shooting Options ...........................................................119

Exposure Mode..........................................................................119

Image Quality.............................................................................120

Image Size...................................................................................120

Number of Shots Saved ...........................................................122

Movie Before/After ...................................................................122

File Format..................................................................................123

Metering .....................................................................................123

Auto Distortion Control ...........................................................124

Color Space.................................................................................125

Active D-Lighting ......................................................................126

Long Exposure NR.....................................................................127

Optical VR ...................................................................................127

Electronic VR ..............................................................................128

Focus Mode ................................................................................128

Manual Focus ......................................................................................131

AF-Area Mode ............................................................................133

Focus Lock............................................................................................134

Face-Priority ...............................................................................135

Built-in AF Assist........................................................................135

Flash Compensation .................................................................136

The Movie Menu 137

Reset Movie Options.................................................................138

Frame Rate..................................................................................138

Movie Settings ...........................................................................139

Movie Sound Options...............................................................140

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The Image Processing Menu 141

Reset Processing Options ....................................................... 142

White Balance............................................................................ 142

Fine-Tuning White Balance ........................................................... 143

Preset Manual..................................................................................... 144

ISO Sensitivity ........................................................................... 147

Picture Control .......................................................................... 148

Modifying Picture Controls............................................................ 148

Custom Picture Control ........................................................... 152

Edit/Save............................................................................................... 152

Load from/Save to Card.................................................................. 153

High ISO Noise Reduction....................................................... 154

The Setup Menu 155

Reset Setup Options ................................................................ 156

Format Memory Card............................................................... 156

Slot Empty Release Lock ......................................................... 157

Display ........................................................................................ 157

Display Brightness ............................................................................ 157

Grid Display ......................................................................................... 157

Shooting ............................................................................................... 157

Playback................................................................................................ 158

Sound Settings.......................................................................... 158

Auto Power Off.......................................................................... 158

Shutter Button AE Lock ........................................................... 159

Flicker Reduction...................................................................... 159

Reset File Numbering .............................................................. 159

Time Zone and Date................................................................. 160

Language ................................................................................... 160

Auto Image Rotation................................................................ 161

Pixel Mapping ........................................................................... 162

Firmware Version ..................................................................... 162

Technical Notes 163

Optional Accessories ................................................................163

Approved Memory Cards................................................................165

Approved Eye-Fi Cards ....................................................................166

Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter......................167

Storage and Cleaning...............................................................169

Storage ..................................................................................................169

Cleaning ................................................................................................169

Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions......................170

Available Settings .....................................................................174

Defaults .......................................................................................178

Memory Card Capacity.............................................................179

Troubleshooting........................................................................181

Battery/Display ...................................................................................181

Shooting (All Modes)........................................................................182

Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes).....................................................183

Movies....................................................................................................183

Playback ................................................................................................184

Miscellaneous .....................................................................................184

Error Messages...........................................................................185

Specifications.............................................................................188

Nikon 1 S1 Digital Camera..............................................................188

Battery Life ...........................................................................................204

Index ............................................................................................205

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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:

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This icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnings before using this Nikon product.

❚❚WARNINGS

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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.

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Turn off immediately in the event of mal-

function.

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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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.

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Keep out of reach of children.

Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury. In addition, note that small parts constitute a choking hazard.

Should a child swallow any part of this equipment, consult a physician immediately.

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 place the strap around the neck of

an infant or child.

Placing the camera strap around the neck of an infant or child could result in strangulation.

A

Do not remain in contact with the camera, battery, 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 the camera with the flash in close contact with the skin or other objects could cause burns.

Using a flash close to the subject’s eyes could cause temporary visual impairment. Particular care should be observed when photographing infants, when the flash should be no less than one meter (39 in.) from the subject.

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Avoid contact with liquid crystal.

Should the display break, care should be taken to avoid injury due to broken glass and to prevent the liquid crystal from the display touching the skin or entering the eyes or mouth.

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Observe proper precautions when handling

ba tteries.

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 t h e b a t t e r y w h e n n o c h a r g e 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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Observe proper precautions when handling the 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 go near the charger during thunderstorms. Failure to observe this precaution could result in 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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Use appropriate cables.

When connecting cables to the input and output jacks, use only the cables provided or sold by Nikon for the purpose to maintain compliance with product regulations.

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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 with this product may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form, by any means, without Nikon’s prior written permission.

Nikon reserves the right to change the specifications of the hardware and software described in these manuals at any time and without prior notice.

Nikon will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the use of this product.

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in these manuals is accurate and complete, we would appreciate it were you to bring any errors or omissions to the attention of the Nikon representative in your area (address provided separately).

Notice for Customers in Canada

CAUTION

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

ATTENTION

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B 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 electrical and electronic equipment 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.

Separate collection and recycling helps conserve natural resources and prevent negative consequences for human health and the environment that might result from incorrect disposal.

For more information, contact the retailer or the local authorities in charge of waste management.

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.

The Battery Charger

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS—SAVE THESE

INSTRUCTIONS

DANGER—TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC

SHOCK, CAREFULLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS

For connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter of the proper configuration for the power outlet if needed. This power unit is intended to be correctly oriented in a vertical or floor mount position.

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 protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equip-

CAUTIONS

Modifications

The FCC requires the user be notified that any changes or modifications ment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to

Interface Cables

Use the interface cables sold or provided by Nikon for your equipment.

Using other interface cables may exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of the FCC rules.

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.

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 or reproduced

Do not copy or reproduce paper money, coins, securities, govern-

• Cautions on certain copies and reproductions

The government has issued cautions on copies or reproductions of securities ment bonds, or local government bonds, even if such copies or reproductions are stamped “Sample.”

The copying or reproduction of paper money, coins, or securities which are circulated in a foreign country is prohibited.

issued by private companies (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates, etc.), commuter passes, or coupon tickets, except when a minimum of necessary copies are to be provided for business use by a company. Also, do not copy or reproduce passports issued by the government, licenses issued by public

Unless the prior permission of the government has been obtained, the copying or reproduction of unused postage stamps or post cards issued by the government is prohibited.

agencies and private groups, ID cards, and tickets, such as passes and meal coupons.

The copying or reproduction of stamps issued by the government and of certified documents stipulated by law is prohibited.

• Comply with copyright notices

The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as books, music, paintings, woodcuts, prints, maps, drawings, movies, and p h o t o g r a p h s i s g o v e r n e d b y 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

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HIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE

AVC

PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL

AND NON

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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 lens 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 thirdparty 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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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. T

HE USE OF NON

-N

IKON

ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR

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IKON WAR

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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, should be included when the camera is inspected or serviced.

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Before Taking Important Pictures

Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.

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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/ xvii

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Introduction

Before You Begin

Before using your camera for the first time, confirm that the package contains the items listed in the User’s Manual.

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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

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1 2 3 4 5

15

10

9

11

6

5

7

8

18

19

16

14 13 12

1

Movie-record button

.................................... 31, 43, 57, 59, 63

2

Shutter-release

button ....................... 25, 46, 48, 54, 61

3

Power switch........................................19

4

Power lamp ..........................................19

5

Microphone........................................140

6

Focal plane mark (

E) ......................132

7

AF-assist illuminator ........................135

Self-timer lamp ...................................69

Red-eye reduction lamp ...................74

8

Eyelet for camera strap......................13

9

Flash pop-up button.......................... 72

10

HDMI connector cover ....................100

11

USB connector cover ......... 76, 95, 102

12

Lens release button..........................196

13

Dust shield ................................169, 170

14

Lens mount ................................. 18, 132

15

Mounting mark ................................... 18

16

Body cap .............................................164

17

Built-in flash......................................... 72

18

HDMI mini-pin connector...............100

19

USB connector..................... 76, 95, 102

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The Camera Body (Continued)

2

1

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

12 13

11 10

1

Monitor ....................................4, 79, 157

2

K (playback) button ............29, 50, 56

3

G (menu) button .......................... 7

4

Multi selector......................................... 6

J (OK) button....................................... 6

& (feature) ...........................................11

E (exposure compensation)............71

M (flash mode).....................................73

C (continuous shooting/

self-timer)..................................... 67, 69

5

Memory card access lamp ......... 17, 24

6

O (delete) button......................... 30, 85

7

Power connector cover

for optional power connector......167

8

Battery-chamber/memory card slot

cover latch........................... 15, 17, 167

9

Battery-chamber/

memory card slot cover... 15, 17, 167

10

Tripod socket

*

11

Speaker

12

Memory card slot................................ 15

13

Battery latch......................... 15, 17, 167

* Camera does not support TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer.

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Holding the Camera

When framing photographs, hold the camera as shown below.

Hold the camera in your right hand.

Keep your elbows propped lightly against your torso.

Cradle the lens with your left hand.

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The Monitor

35

34

33

32

31

30

29

28

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20

12

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17

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1

Shooting mode ..................................... 8

2

Live image control ..............................27

Creative mode ............................. 33, 34

Best moment capture

selection ....................................... 45, 47

Advanced movie selection ........ 57, 62

Exposure mode ................................ 119

3

Flexible program indicator ...............36

4

Flash mode ...........................................72

5

Self-timer ....................................... 67, 69

Continuous mode

*

.............................67

6

Active D-Lighting

7

Picture Control

*

*

.......................... 126

............................... 148

8

9

White balance

*

................................ 142

Movie settings (HD movies)

*

........ 139

Frame rate

(slow-motion movies)

*

................. 138

10

11

Image size

*

....................................... 120

Image quality

*

................................. 120

12

13

Focus mode

*

..................................... 128

AF-area mode

*

................................. 133

14

Face-priority

*

..............................26, 135

15

Focus area....................................24, 133

16

AF-area brackets

*

............................ 128

17

Flash compensation ........................ 136

18

Exposure compensation ...................71

19

Flash-ready indicator .........................72

20

“K” (appears when memory remains

for over 1000 exposures) .................22

21

Number of exposures remaining....22

Number of shots remaining

before memory buffer fills ..............68

White balance

recording indicator .........................145

Card warning indicator...........157, 185

22

Time available............................... 59, 63

23

ISO sensitivity ....................................147

24

ISO sensitivity indicator...................147

Auto ISO sensitivity indicator ........147

25

Aperture......................................... 38, 39

26

Shutter speed ............................... 37, 39

27

Metering .............................................123

28

Battery indicator

*

...............................22

29

Sound settings

*

................................158

30

HDR ........................................................42

31

Eye-Fi connection indicator

*

.........166

32

Autoexposure (AE) lock

33

indicator ............................................159

Microphone sensitivity

*

.................140

34

Time elapsed................................. 59, 63

35

Recording indicator..................... 59, 63

* Available only when Detailed is selected for Display > Shooting in the

setup menu ( 0 157).

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The Framing Grid

A framing grid can be displayed by selecting

On for Display > Grid display in the setup

menu (

0 157).

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See also

For information on adjusting monitor brightness, see page 157.

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The Multi Selector

The multi selector and J button are used to adjust settings and navigate the camera menus.

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Multi selector

Settings:

&

See page 11.

Menu navigation:

1

Move cursor up.

Settings: C

View continuous shooting/self-timer

menu ( 0 67).

Menu navigation:

4

Return to previous menu.

Select highlighted item.

Settings:

E

View exposure compensation menu

(

0 71).

Menu navigation:

2

Select highlighted item or display sub-menu.

Settings:

M

View flash mode menu (

0 72).

Menu navigation:

3

Move cursor down.

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The Multi Selector

Items can be highlighted by rotating the multi selector as shown at right.

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The

G Button

The shooting mode and most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed from the camera menus. Press the G button to display the menu selection dialog shown below, then use the multi selector to highlight the icon for the desired menu and press

J.

Playback menu (

0 107):

Adjust playback settings.

G button

Shooting menu (

0 117):

Adjust settings for still photography.

s

Shooting mode

menu (

0 8):

Choose a shooting mode.

Movie menu (

0 137):

Adjust movie-recording options.

Setup menu (

0 155):

Adjust basic camera settings.

Image processing menu (

0 141):

Adjust white balance, ISO sensitivity, Picture Controls, and other image processing settings for photographs and movies.

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s

❚❚ Choosing a Shooting Mode

To display the shooting mode menu, press the G button, highlight Shoot-

ing mode, and press J. Use the multi selector to highlight a shooting mode and press

J to select the highlighted option.

z Motion Snapshot mode (0 53): Each time the shutter is released, the

camera records a still image and about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will play back in slow motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still image.

u Best moment capture mode (0 45): Choose the

moment to release the shutter as the scene plays back in slow motion (slow view), or let the camera choose the best shot based on composition and motion (Smart Photo Selector).

C Auto mode (0 23): Let the camera pick the set-

tings for photographs and movies.

w Creative mode (0 33): For photographs in

which you want to use special effects, match settings to the scene, or control shutter speed and aperture.

u z

C w v

v Advanced movie mode (0 57): Choose the shutter speed and aperture

for HD movies or shoot slow-motion movies.

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Options for each mode can be displayed by highlighting the mode and pressing

2. Press 4 to return to the shooting mode menu.

z Motion Snapshot mode: Choose a theme (0 55).

• Beauty ( 1)

• Waves (

2)

• Relaxation ( 3)

• Tenderness (

4) s u Best moment capture mode: Choose between slow view and

Smart Photo Selector modes (

0 45).

• Slow view ( t)

• Smart Photo Selector ( y)

C Auto mode: Take photographs using live controls (0 27).

• Active D-Lighting ( Y)

• Background softening (

5)

• Motion control ( 6)

• Brightness control (

E)

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w Creative mode: Choose a scene (0 33).

• Programmed auto (P)

• Shutter-priority auto (S)

• Night portrait ( o)

• Backlighting ( m)

• Aperture-priority auto (A)

• Manual (M)

• Night landscape ( j)

• Soft ( q)

• Miniature effect ( r)

• Selective color ( s)

v Advanced movie mode: Choose between HD (0 57) and slow-

motion movies ( 0 62).

• Programmed auto (P)

• Shutter-priority auto (S)

• Aperture-priority auto (A)

• Manual (M)

• Slow motion ( y)

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A & (Feature)

The options for each mode can also be displayed by pressing the & key on the multi selector after selecting the shooting mode.

In playback mode, the & key can be used to

rate pictures (

0 86).

s

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❚❚ Using the Menus

Use the multi selector (

0 6) to navigate

the playback, shooting, movie, image processing, and setup menus.

s

1 Select an item.

Press

1 or 3 to highlight menu items and press

2 to view options for the highlighted item.

Multi selector

2 Select an option.

Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired option and press J to select.

A

Using the Menus

The items listed may vary with camera settings. Items displayed in gray are not currently available (

0 174). To exit the menus and return to

shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (

0 25).

A

Choosing a Menu

To display another menu, press

4 in Step 1 and then press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired icon. Press 2 to position the cursor in the highlighted menu.

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First Steps

1 Attach the camera strap.

Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.

2 Charge the battery.

Insert the battery into the charger q

and plug the charger in w

. An exhausted battery fully charges in about two hours.

Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is complete.

Battery charging

Charging complete

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The Plug Adapter

Depending on the country or region of purchase, a plug adapter may be supplied with the charger. The shape of the adapter varies with the country or region of purchase. If a plug adapter is supplied, raise the wall plug and connect the plug adapter as shown at right, making sure the plug is fully inserted. Attempting to forcibly remove the plug adapter could damage the product.

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D

The Battery and Charger

Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages x–xii and 170–

173 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 10°C (50°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 flashes quickly during charging, 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.

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. Using the battery to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side, slide the battery in until it latches, and then slide in the memory card until it clicks into place.

s

Rear

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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 and memory cards may be hot after use; observe due caution when removing the battery and memory cards.

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Formatting Memory Cards

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 instruc-

tions to format the card ( 0 156). 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.

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The Write Protect Switch

Memory cards are equipped with a write protect switch to

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prevent accidental loss of data.

When this switch is in the “lock” position, the memory card can

Write-protect switch

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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Removing Batteries and Memory Cards

After turning the camera off, confirm that the memory card access lamp (

0 3) is off

and open the battery-chamber/memory card slot cover. To remove the battery, 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, first press the card in to eject it (q); the card can then be removed by hand (w).

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Memory Cards

The camera stores pictures on SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards

(available separately; 0 165).

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.

Do not format memory cards in a computer.

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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 10–30mm

f/3.5–5.6. See page 127 for information on vibration reduc-

tion (VR) and page 196 for information on removing lenses.

Mounting mark (lens)

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Mounting mark

(camera)

Mounting mark (lens)

Keeping marks aligned, position lens on camera, then rotate until it clicks into place.

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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.

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. Be sure to remove the lens cap before shooting.

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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 a minute, the display will turn off and the power lamp start to flash (if desired, the delay before the display turns off automatically can be changed using the

Auto power off option in the setup menu;

0 158). The camera can

be reactivated by operating the shutter-release button. If no operations are performed for about three minutes after the display has 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.

A

Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons

If you are using a lens with a retractable lens barrel button ( 0 18),

the camera will turn on automatically when the retractable lens barrel lock is released; in addition, if the view through the lens is displayed or the monitor is off, the camera will turn off when the lens barrel is locked (in the case of 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 and

1 NIKKOR VR 30–110mm f/3.8–5.6 lenses, firmware version 1.10 or later is required if locking the lens barrel is to turn the camera off when the monitor is off; for information on updating lens firmware, visit the Nikon website for your area).

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s

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 6) to choose a language and set the camera clock. Photos

can not be taken until you have set the time and date.

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.

Press

4 or 2 to select items and

press

1 or 3 to change. Press J

when finished.

Note

: The camera uses a 24-hour clock. Language and clock can be changed at any time using

Language (

0 160) and Time

zone and date (

0 160) options in

setup menu.

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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.

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-5C power

connector and EH-5b AC adapter (

0 167). 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.

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s

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

NO ICON

Description

Battery fully charged or partially discharged; level shown by L or

K icon in detailed display (

0 157).

Low battery. Ready

H

Cannot take pictures.

Insert fully-charged battery.

fully-charged battery or prepare to charge battery.

Battery exhausted; shutter-release disabled. Insert charged battery.

Exposures remaining

❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining

The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored on the memory card at current settings (values over 1000 are rounded down to the nearest hundred; e.g., values between

1200 and 1299 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 85).

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z

Auto Mode

Shoot photographs and movies. The camera automatically adjusts settings to suit the subject.

Taking Photos in Auto Mode

1 Select

C mode.

Press the G button to display the menus and select C (auto) for Shoot-

ing mode ( 0 8).

z

2 Ready the camera.

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.

3 Frame the photograph.

Position your subject in the center of the frame.

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z

4 Focus.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus. If the subject is poorly lit, the flash may pop up (

0 72) and the

AF-assist illuminator (

0 135) may

light to assist the focus operation.

If the camera is able to focus

, the selected focus area will be highlighted in green and a beep will sound (a beep may not sound if the subject is moving).

Focus area

If the camera is unable to focus

, the focus area will be displayed in red. See page

130.

5 Shoot.

Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to release the shutter and record the photograph. The memory card 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 record-

ing is complete.

Memory card access lamp

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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

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Taking Several Photographs in Succession

If Off is selected for Image review in the playback menu (

0 110), you

can take additional photographs without refocusing by keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway between shots.

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Automatic Scene Selection

In auto mode, the camera automatically analyzes the subject and selects the appropriate scene. The selected scene is shown in the monitor.

Scene icon

z 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.

g Night landscape: Poorly-lit landscapes and cityscapes.

Z Auto: Subjects that do not fall into the categories listed above.

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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).

Zoom in

Zoom out

z

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.

Zoom guide

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Face Priority

The camera detects and focuses on portrait subjects (face priority). 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 shutter-release 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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Available Settings

For information on the options available in auto mode, see page 174.

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See Also

See page 158 for information on silencing the beep that sounds when

the camera focuses or the shutter is released.

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❚❚ Live Image Control

Live image controls let you preview how changes to each control will affect the final photograph. To choose a live image control for auto mode, press 1 (&), use the multi selector to highlight a control, and press

J to view the effect.

Rotate the multi selector to choose a setting and press J to select. To cancel live image controls, press 1 (&) again.

Active D-Lighting

: Preserve details in highlights and shadows for natural contrast.

Increase effect

z

Active D-Lighting: High Active D-Lighting: Low

Background softening

: Soften background details to make your subject stand out, or bring both background and foreground into focus.

Reduce effect

Sharpen background

Soften background

Background sharp Background softened

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Motion control

: Suggest motion by blurring moving objects, or “freeze” motion to capture moving objects clearly.

Freeze motion

z

Freeze motion Blur motion

Brightness control

: Make pictures brighter or darker.

Blur motion

Brighter

Brighter Darker Darker

D

Live Image Control

Continuous shooting is not available ( 0 67) and the built-in flash can

not be used when live image control is in effect. Pressing the movierecord button cancels live image control.

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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 end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.

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See Also

For information on toggling photo info on or off, see page 158. See

page 82 for information on viewing multiple images. For information

on zooming in on the center of the current image, see page 84. See

page 87 for information on slide shows.

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z

Deleting Pictures

To delete the current picture, press

O. Note that once deleted, pic-

tures can not be recovered.

1 Display the photograph.

Display the photograph you wish to delete as described on the preceding page.

2 Press

O.

A confirmation dialog will be displayed.

O button

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3 Delete the photograph.

Press

O again to delete the picture and return to playback, or press K to exit without deleting the picture.

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Deleting Multiple Pictures

The Delete option in the playback menu (

0 85) can be used to delete

all or selected pictures.

Recording Movies in Auto Mode

In auto mode, the movie-record button can be used to shoot HD movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 (the movie crop is shown in the display).

Press the movie-record button to start and stop recording.

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Taking Photographs During Recording

Photographs with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 can be taken at any time during recording by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down. Movie recording is not interrupted.

A

See Also

See page 65 for information on viewing

movies.

Movie-record button

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z

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Creative Mode

Choose creative mode when to take photos using special effects, match settings to the scene, or control shutter speed and aperture.

Choosing a Creative Mode

1 Select

w mode.

Press the G button to display the menus and select w (creative mode)

for Shooting mode (

0 8).

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2 Choose a scene.

Press

1 (&) and highlight a scene using the multi selector (

0 34).

Press J to select the highlighted scene. Your selection is indicated by an icon in the display.

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Choosing a Scene

Creative mode offers a choice of the following scenes:

Option

Programmed auto (P)

Description

The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for opti-

mal exposure (

0 36). Recommended for snapshots

and in other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.

Shutter-priority auto

(S)

You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an

aperture for best results ( 0 37). Use to freeze or blur

motion.

Aperture-priority auto (A)

Manual (M)

Night landscape (

j)

You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shut-

ter speed for best results (

0 38). Use to blur the

background or bring both foreground and background into focus.

You control both shutter speed and aperture (

0 39).

Choose a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long time-expo-

sures (

0 40).

Each time the shutter-release button is fully pressed, the camera takes a series of shots and combines them to capture low lighting in night scenes; during processing, a message is displayed and no pictures can be taken. The flash does not fire and the edges of photos are cropped out. Note that the desired results may not be obtained if the camera or subject moves during shooting; if the camera is unable to combine the images, a warning will be displayed and only one picture will be taken.

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Option

Night portrait (

Backlighting (

Soft (

q) o) m)

Description

Each time the shutter-release button is fully pressed, the camera takes a series of shots, some with the flash and some without, and combines them to capture background lighting in portraits taken at night or under low light; during processing, a message is displayed and no pictures can be taken. Note that the edges of photos are cropped out and that the desired results may not be obtained if the camera or subject moves during shooting; if the camera is unable to combine the images, a warning will be displayed and the camera will take a single picture using the flash.

Photograph backlit subjects (

0 42).

Shoot photographs with a soft filter effect. To choose the amount of softening, press J when the view through the lens is displayed, highlight an option using the multi selector, and press

J to select.

Miniature effect (

r)

The top and bottom of each photo is blurred so that the subject appears to have been a diorama photographed at short range. Works best when shooting from a high vantage point.

Take photos in which only

Selective color (

s) a selected hue appears in color. To choose the hue, press J when the view through the lens is displayed and use the multi selector and

J button.

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A

Available Settings

For information on the options available in creative mode, see page

176.

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Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes

P

, S, A, and M modes offer varying degrees of control over shutter speed and aperture. Choose a mode and adjust settings according to your creative intent.

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.

❚❚ Choosing 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”).

Rotate the multi selector clockwise for large apertures (low f-numbers) that blur background details or fast shutter speeds that “freeze” motion. Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise 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.

A

Restoring Default Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings

To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate the multi selector until

U is no longer displayed 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

/

1600

s) Slow shutter speed (1 s)

❚❚ Choosing a Shutter Speed

Rotate the multi selector to choose from shutter speeds between 30 s and

1

/

16,000

s.

Rotate the selector clockwise for faster shutter speeds, counterclockwise for slower shutter speeds.

A

Continuous Shooting

The selected shutter speed may change

when continuous shooting (

0 67) is in effect.

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6

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)

❚❚ Choosing an Aperture

Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise for larger apertures (lower f-numbers), clockwise for smaller apertures

(higher f-numbers). The minimum and maximum values depend on the lens currently in use.

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M

Manual

In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.

❚❚ Choosing Shutter Speed and Aperture

Adjust shutter speed and aperture with reference to the exposure indicator (see below). Press 2 to highlight shutter speed or aperture and rotate the multi selector to choose a value, then repeat for the remaining item. Rotate the selector clockwise for faster shutter speeds or smaller apertures (higher f-numbers), counterclockwise for slower shutter speeds and larger apertures (lower fnumbers). Shutter speeds can be set to values as fast as

1

/

16,000

s or as slow as 30 s, or to “Bulb” to hold the shutter open indefinitely for a long time-exposure

(

0 40). Aperture can be set to values

between the minimum and maximum for the lens.

Shutter speed

Press

2 to highlight

aperture.

Aperture

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Press

2 to highlight

shutter speed.

A

Continuous Shooting

The selected shutter speed may change when continuous shooting

(

0 67) is in effect.

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A

The Exposure Indicator

When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” are selected, the exposure indicator shows whether the photograph would be under- or overexposed at current settings.

Optimal exposure Underexposed by

1

/

3

EV Overexposed by over 2 EV

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❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (M Mode Only)

Select a shutter speed of “Bulb” for long time-exposures of moving lights, the stars, night scenery, or fireworks. The shutter remains open while the shutterrelease button is held down. To prevent blur, use a tripod.

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-EL20 battery or an optional

EH-5b AC adapter and EP-5C 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 (

0 127).

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2 Choose a shutter speed of “Bulb”.

Press

2 to highlight shutter speed and rotate the multi selector counterclockwise to select “Bulb”.

3 Open the shutter.

After focusing, press the shutter-release button all the way down. Keep the shutter-release button pressed until the exposure is complete.

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4 Close the shutter.

Take your finger off the shutter-release button.

Shooting ends automatically after about two minutes. Note that some time may be required to record long exposures.

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Backlighting

The method used to capture details in shaded areas of back-lit subjects depends on the option selected for HDR in the shoot-

ing menu ( 0 117).

On

Details in highlights and shadows are preserved using HDR (high dynamic range);

Z appears in the display. Each time the shutterrelease button is fully pressed, the camera takes two shots in quick succession and combines them to preserve details in highlights and shadows in high-contrast scenes; the built-in flash does not fire. While the shots are combined, a message will be displayed and the shutter release will be disabled. The final photograph will be displayed when processing is complete.

+

Off

First exposure

(darker)

Second exposure

(brighter)

Combined HDR image

The flash fires to “fill in” (illuminate) shadows in back-lit subjects.

Only one shot is taken when the shutter-release button is fully pressed, and the flash fires with each shot.

D

Framing HDR Photographs

The edges of the image will be cropped out. The desired results may not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting.

Depending on the scene, shading may be uneven and shadows may appear around bright objects or halos around dark objects. If the camera is unable to successfully combine the two images, a single image will be recorded at normal exposure and Active D-Lighting (

0 126) will

be applied.

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Recording Movies in Creative Mode

In creative mode, the movie-record button can be used to shoot HD movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9

(the corners of the movie crop are shown in the display). Press the movie-record button to start and stop recording. Note that regardless of the mode selected, movies are recorded using programmed auto exposure; to adjust exposure when shooting movies, select advanced movie

mode (

0 57).

Movie-record button

Movie crop

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Taking Photographs During Recording

Photographs with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 can be taken at any time during recording by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down.

Movie recording is not interrupted.

A

See Also

See page 65 for information on viewing movies.

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6

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b

Best Moment Capture Mode

This mode is ideal for fast-changing, hard-to-capture subjects.

Choose when to release the shutter as the scene plays back in slow motion (slow view), or let the camera choose the best shot based on composition and motion (Smart Photo Selector;

0 47).

Slow View

In this mode, the camera captures a short sequence of still images and plays them back in slow motion so that you can choose the precise moment for a photograph. While the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway, the camera records up to 15 frames over about 1 s and plays them back in a continuous slowmotion loop. When the frame you want to keep is displayed, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to record the current frame and discard the remaining images. To use slow view, select Slow view from the

1 (&) button menu in best moment capture mode.

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1 Select

u mode.

Press the G button to display the menus and select u (best moment

capture) for Shooting mode (

0 8). If

Smart Photo Selector is selected, choose Slow view.

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2 Frame the photograph.

Compose the photograph with your subject in the center of the frame.

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3 Press the shutter-release button halfway.

The camera will focus ( 0 24) and then,

over a span of about 1 s, record 15 frames to a temporary memory buffer.

4 View the buffer contents.

Keep the shutter-release button pressed halfway to play the frames in the buffer back in a continuous loop about 5 s long. The position of the current frame is shown by a progress indicator.

Progress indicator

5 Record the desired frame.

Press the shutter-release button all the way down to record the current frame and discard the remaining images; the selected frame will be displayed for a few seconds when recording is complete. To exit without recording a photograph, release the button without pressing it all the way down.

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Viewing and Deleting Photos Taken in Slow View

Photos taken in slow view can be viewed as described on page 29 or

deleted as described on page 30.

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Smart Photo Selector

Choose Smart Photo Selector mode to let the camera help you take 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 a number of best shot candidates based on composition and motion. To use the Smart

Photo Selector, select Smart Photo Selector from the

1 (&) button menu in best moment capture mode.

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1 Select

u mode.

Press the G button to display the menus and select u (best moment capture) for Shooting mode (

0 8). If

Slow view is selected, choose Smart

Photo Selector.

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2 Frame the photograph.

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 24). 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 while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

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 all the way down, 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.

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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

Shooting ends

Buffering

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Smart Photo Selector Files

Do not delete the “NCSPSLST.LST” file from the “NCFL” folder on the memory card or change the file names of images taken with the Smart

Photo Selector. The camera will no longer recognize the affected files as Smart Photo Selector images and will instead handle them as independent photographs.

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Available Settings

For information on the options available in best moment capture

mode, see page 174.

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Best Moment Capture Mode

The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the subject. Movies can not be recorded, and pressing the movie-record button has no effect. The flash can not be used.

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See Also

Use the Number of shots saved option in the shooting menu to choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector

(

0 122).

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Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Selector

Press

K and use the multi selector to display photographs taken with the

Smart Photo Selector (

0 29; pictures

taken with the Smart Photo Selector are indicated by a y icon). Of the 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.

K button

Choosing the Best Shot

When a photograph taken with the

Smart Photo Selector is displayed, you can choose the best shot by pressing

3.

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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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 best shot and the best shot candidates, or press K to exit without deleting the pictures. Note that once

deleted, pictures can not be recovered.

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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 the best shot candidates, but not picture 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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Motion Snapshot Mode

Record brief movie vignettes with your photographs. Each time the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will play back in slow motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still image; playback is accompanied by a background track about 10 s long.

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Shooting in Motion Snapshot Mode

1 Select

z mode.

Press the

G button to display the menus and select z (Motion Snapshot mode) for Shooting mode (

0 8).

2 Frame the picture.

Compose the photograph with your subject in the center of the frame.

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Available Settings

For information on the options available in Motion Snapshot mode, see

page 174.

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3 Begin buffering.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (

0 24). An icon will be

displayed as the camera begins recording footage to the memory buffer.

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4 Shoot.

Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down. The camera will record a photograph, together with about 1.6 s of movie footage beginning before and ending after the time the shutter-release button was pressed all the way down.

Note that some time may be required.

When recording is complete, the photograph will be displayed for a few seconds.

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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 Shooting ends

Buffering

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❚❚ Choosing a Theme

To choose the background music for the movie, press

1 (&) and use the multi selector and J button to select from

Beauty, Waves, Relaxation, and Tender-

ness.

To play the background music for the highlighted theme, press 2 and rotate the multi selector to adjust volume.

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Motion Snapshot Mode

Live audio is not recorded. Movies can not be recorded using the movie-record button and the flash can not be used.

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See Also

See page 122 for information on choosing what portions of the buffer

are included in the movie footage. For information on saving Motion

Snapshots in a format that can be viewed in most movie playback soft-

ware, see page 123.

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Viewing Motion Snapshots

Press

K and use the multi selector to display a Motion Snapshot (

0 29; Motion

Snapshots are indicated by a z icon).

Pressing 3 when a Motion Snapshot is displayed plays back the movie portion in slow motion over a period of about 4 s, followed by the photo; the background track plays for about 10 s (to choose a new background track, use the Change

theme option in the playback menu;

0 115). To end playback and return to

shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway.

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Deleting Motion Snapshots

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.

K button

O button

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Recording and Viewing Movies

The camera can record high-definition

(HD) movies with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 and slow-motion movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3. Movies can be recorded by pressing the movie-record button in the following shooting modes:

Movie-record button

Mode

C Auto mode (0 31)

w Creative mode (0 43)

Programmed

auto (P)

HD (16 : 9)

Shutter-

priority auto

(S) v

Advanced movie

Aperture-

priority auto

mode (

0 58,

(A)

62)

Manual (M)

Movie type

Slow motion

( y)

Slow motion

(8 : 3)

Description

The camera automatically optimizes settings for the current subject or scene.

Shoot movies. Regardless of the scene selected with the camera, movies are recorded in mode P; shutter speed and aperture are controlled by the camera.

Shutter speed and aperture are controlled by the camera.

You choose the shutter speed; the camera automatically adjusts aperture for

optimal exposure ( 0 37).

You choose the aperture; the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed for optimal exposure (

0 38).

You choose the shutter speed and aperture (

0 39).

Record silent slow-motion movies. Movies are recorded at 400 fps and play back at about 30 fps (

0 62).

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Available Settings

For information on the options available in advanced movie mode, see

page 174.

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Recording HD Movies

Record movies with sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9.

1 Choose a shooting mode.

Press the G button to display the

menus ( 0 7) and choose an option for

Shooting mode that supports HD

movie recording (

0 57).

For greater control of exposure, select v (advanced movie mode), press

1 (&), and choose from P Programmed auto, S

Shutter-priority auto, A Aperture-priority auto, and M

Manual ( 0 57).

2 Frame the opening shot.

Frame the opening shot with your subject in the center of the display.

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The

0 Icon

A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.

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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.

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Audio Recording

Be careful not to cover the microphone and note that the built-in microphone may record sounds made by the camera or lens. By default, the camera focuses continuously; to avoid recording focus noise, select Single AF for Focus mode in the movie menu (

0 128). The Movie

sound options item in the movie menu offers microphone sensitivity and wind noise options (

0 140).

Movie-record button

Recording indicator/

Time elapsed

Time available

y

4 End recording.

Press the movie-record button again to end recording. Recording will end automatically when the maximum

length is reached (

0 139), the mem-

ory card is full, the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot (

0 xvi).

Movie-record button

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Maximum Length

At default settings, HD movies can be up to 4 GB in size and 20 min-

utes in length (for more information, see page 139); note that

depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length is reached (

0 165).

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A

The Movie Crop

The movie crop is shown in the monitor.

y

HD crop (16 : 9) Slow-motion movie crop

(8 : 3)

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Focus Lock

If Single AF is selected for Focus mode in the movie menu for advanced movie mode, focus will lock while the shutter-release button

is pressed halfway (

0 134).

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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.

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Taking Photographs During Movie Recording

Up to 18 photographs can be taken with each movie shot. Please note that photographs can not be taken with slow-motion movies.

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Recording Movies

Flicker, banding, or distortion may be visible in the display 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 as described on page 159, but note that the

slowest shutter speed available is

1

/

100

s at 50 Hz,

1

/

60

s at 60 Hz; flicker reduction is not available with slow-motion movies). 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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See Also

Frame size and frame rate options are described on page 139.

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Recording Slow-Motion Movies

Silent slow-motion movies with an aspect ratio of 8 : 3 can be recorded by selecting y Slow motion from the 1 (&) button menu in advanced movie mode. Slow-motion movies are recorded at 400 fps and play back at about 30 fps.

1 Select

v mode.

Press the

G button to display the menus and select v (advanced movie mode) for Shooting mode

( 0 8). If an option other than y Slow

motion is selected, choose y Slow

motion.

2 Frame the opening shot.

Frame the opening shot with your subject in the center of the display.

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3 Focus.

Focus area

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 display; face detection (

0 26) is not

available and focus and exposure can not be adjusted.

Movie-record button

Recording indicator/

Time elapsed

y

Time available

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y

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, the lens is removed, or the camera becomes hot (

0 xvi).

Movie-record button

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Maximum Length

Up to 2.5 seconds of footage can be recorded; note that depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this length

is reached (

0 165).

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See Also

Frame rate options are described on page 138.

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Viewing Movies

Movies are indicated by a

1 icon in full-frame playback (0 29).

Press

3 to start playback.

1 icon/Length

Movie playback indicator/

Current position/total length

Guide

The following operations can be performed:

To Use Description

Pause

Play

Advance/ rewind

J

Volume

Pause playback.

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 4× to 8× to 16×. If playback is paused, the movie rewinds or advances one frame at a time; keep the button pressed for continuous rewind or advance.

y

Adjust volume

Return to full-frame playback

Rotate the multi selector to adjust volume.

/

K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.

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y

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.

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See Also

See page 114 for information on trimming

unwanted footage from movies.

O button

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Single-Frame, Continuous, and Self-Timer Modes

Pressing 4 (C) on the multi selector displays a choice of shutterrelease modes for still photography:

The camera takes pictures one at a time.

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5 fps

15 fps

30 fps

60 fps

E 10 s

E 5 s

E 2 s

Continuous: The camera records photographs at about 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps while the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

The shutter is released about 10, 5, or 2 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down. Choose 10 s or 5 s for self-portraits, 2 s to reduce camera shake.

Continuous Mode

To take pictures in continuous mode:

1 Display release mode options.

Press 4 (C) to display release mode options.

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2

Select a frame rate.

Highlight 5 fps, 15 fps, 30 fps, or

60 fps and press

J.

3 Compose the shot and start shooting.

The camera takes pictures while the shutter-release button is held all the way down.

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Continuous Mode

The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst varies with the release mode. At frame rates of 30 and 60 fps, the maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst is 15.

The built-in flash can be used when 5 fps is selected, but only one picture will be taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed; at settings of 15, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in flash will not fire.

While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the memory card access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and memory card write speed, recording may take some time. If the battery is exhausted before all photographs are recorded, the shutter release will be disabled and the remaining images transferred to the memory card.

Continuous shooting is not available in creative modes other than P, S,

A

, or M, in best moment capture, advanced movie, or Motion Snapshot

mode, or when live image control is used in auto mode ( 0 27).

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Buffer Size

The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card. Note that the frame rate will drop or shooting will pause when the buffer is full. 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 (this number is an approximation only and varies with shooting conditions;

0 179). The illustration

shows the display when space remains in the buffer for about 22 pictures.

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Self-Timer Modes

The self-timer can be used to reduce camera shake or for selfportraits.

1 Display release mode options.

Press 4 (C) to display release mode options.

2 Select the desired self-timer option.

Use the multi selector to highlight

E 10 s, E 5 s, or E 2 s and press J.

3 Mount the camera on a tripod.

Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.

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4 Frame the photograph and shoot.

Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, and then press the button the rest of the way down. The selftimer lamp will start to flash and a beep will begin to sound. Two seconds before the photo is taken, the lamp will stop flashing and the beeping will become more rapid.

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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 the self-timer.

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Movie Mode

In self-timer mode, start and stop the timer by pressing the movierecord button instead of the shutter-release button.

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Raising the Flash

In P, S, A, or M mode, press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised while the timer is counting down.

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See Also

For information on controlling the beeps that sound when the self-

timer is used, see page 158.

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Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.

–1 EV No compensation

1 Display exposure compensation options.

Press

2 (E) to display exposure compensation options.

+1 EV

2 Choose a value.

Use the multi selector to 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.

Normal exposure can be restored by setting exposure compensation to ±0. In modes P, S, and A, exposure compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.

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Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is most effective when used with centerweighted or spot metering (

0 123).

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The Built-in Flash

When used with the built-in flash, exposure compensation affects both background exposure and flash level.

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The Built-in Flash

Use the built-in flash for additional lighting when the subject is poorly lit or to “fill-in” (illuminate) back-lit subjects. The camera offers a choice of flash modes; choose a mode according to lighting conditions and your creative intent. The built-in flash is available in the following shooting modes:

❚❚ Auto Pop-up Modes

In C (auto) and in night portrait, backlighting, soft, miniature effect, and selective color w (creative) modes, the flash will pop-up automatically and fire when required.

1 Choose a flash mode (

0 73).

2 Take pictures.

The flash will pop up and fire as required. In night portrait (

0 35) and (if HDR

i s o f f ) i n b a c k l i g h t i n g

( 0 42) mode, the flash will

pop up and fire with every shot.

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❚❚ Manual Pop-up Modes

When P, S, A, or M is selected in w (creative) mode, the flash must be raised manually. The flash will not fire if it is not raised.

1 Raise the flash.

Press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash.

2

Choose a flash mode (

0 73).

3 Take pictures.

The flash will fire with every shot. To disable the flash, press it gently down-

ward until it latches ( 0 75).

Flash pop-up button

Choosing a Flash Mode

The options available vary with the shooting mode.

Auto, Soft ( q), Miniature effect (r),

Selective color ( s) o

Auto

n

Auto+red-eye reduction

s

Off

1

Night portrait ( o),

Backlighting ( m)

N

Fill flash

NY

Red-eye reduction

P

, A

N

Fill flash

NY

Red-eye reduction

NYp

Red-eye reduction + slow sync

Np

Fill flash + slow sync

Nr

Rear curtain + slow sync

s

Off

2

N

Fill flash

S

, M

NY

Red-eye reduction

Nq

Rear-curtain sync

s

Off

2

1 Select to disable built-in flash.

2 Available only when built-in flash is raised.

To choose a flash mode:

1

Display flash modes.

Press

3 (N) on the multi selector to display a list of the available flash modes.

2

Select a flash mode.

Use the multi selector to highlight a flash mode and press

J to select.

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Charging begins when the flash is raised; once charging is complete, a flash-ready indicator (

N) will be displayed when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

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Raising the Flash

When using the flash, be sure it is fully raised as shown at right. Do not touch the flash during shooting.

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Flash Modes

The flash modes listed on the previous page may combine one or more of the following settings, as shown by the flash mode icon:

• AUTO (auto flash): When lighting is poor or subject is backlit, flash pops up automatically when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and fires as required.

Y (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. Red-eye reduction lamp lights before flash fires, reducing “red-eye.”

s (off): Flash does not fire even when lighting is poor or subject is backlit.

• SLOW (slow sync): Shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use to include background lighting in portraits.

• REAR (rear-curtain sync): Flash fires just before shutter closes, creating a stream of light behind moving light sources (below at right). If this icon is not displayed, flash will fire as the shutter opens (front-curtain sync; the effect this produces with moving light sources is shown below at left).

Front-curtain sync Rear-curtain sync

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Lowering the Built-in Flash

To save power when the flash is not in use, press it gently downward until the latch clicks into place. Do not use force. Failure to observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.

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Using the Built-in Flash

The built-in flash can not be used with live image control (

0 27) and

will not fire during continuous shooting at frame advance rates faster than 5 fps (

0 67) or when On is selected for HDR in the shooting menu

(

0 42). If the flash is fired multiple times in quick succession, the flash

and shutter may be temporarily disabled to protect the flash. Shooting can be resumed after a brief pause.

Objects close to the camera may be overexposed in photographs taken with the flash at high ISO sensitivities.

To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods and shoot at ranges of at least

0.6 m (2 ft). Some lenses may cause vignetting at greater distances or obstruct the red-eye reduction lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction. The following illustrations show the effect of vignetting caused by shadows cast by the lens when the built-in flash is used.

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Shadow Shadow

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Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range

Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture. With the standard zoom lens at maximum aperture and ISO sensitivity set to

ISO 100 to 6400, the range is approximately 0.6 m–7.0 m (2 ft–23 ft) when the lens is zoomed all the way out, 0.6 m–4.2 m (2 ft–13.8 ft) at maximum zoom.

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See Also

See page 136 for information on adjusting flash level.

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The WU-1b Wireless Mobile Adapter

Attach an optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter to the camera USB connector to copy images to, or control the camera from, smartphone or tablet devices running the Wireless Mobile

Utility app.

1 Connect the WU-1b.

After removing the rubber cap from the WU-1b USB connector, turn the camera off and attach the adapter to the camera USB connector.

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2 Activate the adapter.

Select Wireless mobile adapter in the setup menu (

0 155). A confirma-

tion dialog will be displayed; select

Yes to activate the WU-1b, allowing wireless connection to smart devices, or No to deactivate the WU-1b and prevent wireless connection.

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Using the WU-1b for the First Time

After connecting the WU-1b, you will need to adjust smart device wireless settings. See the WU-1b manual for more information.

3 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.

Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device.

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4 Take pictures remotely.

Once a wireless connection is established, the smart device will display the view through the camera lens; the camera will display a message stating that a wireless connection is active.

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Wireless Networks

Camera settings can not be adjusted while the camera is connected to a wireless network. To end the connection, press the

G button.

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The Wireless Mobile Utility

The Wireless Mobile Utility is available from Google Play and the App

Store. System requirements and Information on installation, wireless connections and use may be found in the Wireless Mobile Utility manual available in pdf format from the following URL:

http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU/

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More on Playback

Photo Information

Photo information is superimposed on images displayed in fullframe playback (

0 29). The information displayed can be

selected using the Display > Playback option in the setup

menu (

0 158).

❚❚ Basic Info

1 2 3

1 12 2 3

11

10

9

4

10

9

13

4

8 7 6

Still images

5

8 7

Movies

6 5

1

Shooting mode

2

Protect status .....................................110

3

Frame number/total number of images

4

Image quality.....................................120

Frame rate..................................138, 139

5

Image size...........................................120

Frame size ..................................138, 139

6

File name ............................................121

7

Time of recording ...................... 20, 160

8

Date of recording....................... 20, 160

9

Battery indicator ................................. 22

10

Rating .................................................... 86

11

Movie length........................................ 65

12

Audio recording indicator...............140

13

On-screen guide (for movies) .......... 65

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❚❚ Detailed Photo Information

1 2 3 4 28

15

14

13

12

11

10

5

6

7

8

9

27

26

25

24

16

17

18

23 22 21 20 19

1

Still images

2 29 4

27

12

11

25

24

5

3

6

13

26

16

23 22

Movies

21 20 19

1

Shooting mode

2

Frame number/total number of images

3

Protect status.....................................110

4

Camera name

5

Retouch indicator ...........111, 112, 113

Movie edit indicator.........................114

6

Histogram showing distribution of

tones in image ................................... 81

7

ISO sensitivity ....................................147

8

Focal length .......................................193

9

Flash mode........................................... 73

10

Flash compensation.........................136

11

Exposure compensation ................... 71

12

Metering .............................................123

13

Creative mode .............................. 33, 34

Best moment capture selection.... 45, 47

Advanced movie selection ........ 57, 62

Exposure mode .................................119

14

Shutter speed ............................... 37, 39

15

Aperture......................................... 38, 39

16

Picture Control ..................................148

17

Active D-Lighting indicator............126

18

HDR indicator ...................................... 42

19

Image quality.....................................120

Frame rate .................................138, 139

20

Image size...........................................120

Frame size..................................138, 139

21

File name ............................................121

22

Time of recording ...................... 20, 160

23

Date of recording....................... 20, 160

24

Battery indicator ................................. 22

25

White balance....................................142

White balance fine-tuning .............143

26

Color space.........................................125

27

Rating .................................................... 86

28

Auto distortion control....................124

29

Audio recording indicator ..............140

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Histograms (

0 80)

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

J when a picture is displayed full frame and rotate the multi selector counterclockwise.

The following operations can be performed:

To

Display more images

Use Description

Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise to increase the number of images displayed from 1 to 4, from 4 to 9, or from 9 to 72. To

view images taken on selected dates (

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rotate the selector counterclockwise when

72 images are displayed.

Display fewer images

Rotate the multi selector clockwise to reduce the number of images displayed from 72 to 9 or 9 to 4. To view the highlighted image full frame, rotate the selector clockwise when 4 images are displayed.

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Highlight images

Use the multi selector to highlight images.

You can delete (

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image or zoom in for a closer look (

0 84).

View highlighted image

Delete highlighted image

J

Press

J to view the highlighted image full frame.

O

See page 85.

Calendar Playback

To view pictures taken on a selected date, rotate the multi selec-

tor counterclockwise when 72 pictures are displayed (

0 82).

The following operations can be performed:

To

Display calendar

Use Description

To view the calendar, rotate the multi selector counterclockwise when 72 images are

displayed ( 0 82).

Exit to thumbnail playback

To return to the 72-image display, rotate the multi selector clockwise when the calendar is displayed.

Highlight date

Use multi selector to highlight date in calendar display.

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View pictures taken on highlighted date

Delete pictures taken on highlighted date

J

Press

J to view the first picture taken on the highlighted date.

O

Press O to delete all pictures taken on the highlighted date.

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Playback Zoom

To zoom in on a photograph, display it full frame and press

J and rotate the multi selector clockwise. Playback zoom is not available with movies or Motion Snapshots.

The following operations can be performed:

To Use Description

Zoom in

Zoom out

Rotate the multi selector clockwise to zoom in, counterclockwise 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, 3, 4, or 2 to scroll the image.

View other areas of image

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View faces

Exit zoom

Faces (up to five) detected during face priority are indicated by white borders in the navigation window.

Press

4 or 2 to view other faces.

J

Return to full-frame playback.

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See Also

The Face-priority zoom option in the playback menu (

0 114) is used

to choose whether the multi selector to be used to scroll from face to face during face-priority zoom.

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Deleting Pictures

Pictures can be deleted from the memory card as described below. Note that once deleted, pictures can not be recovered; pro-

tected 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).

Delete selected images

Delete all images

Highlight images and press 3 to select or deselect (

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complete.

Delete all pictures on the memory card.

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Rating Pictures

Rate pictures or mark them as candidates for later deletion. Rating is not available with protected images.

1 Select a picture.

Display a picture in full-frame playback.

2 Press

1 (&).

Press 1 (&) 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.

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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.

All images

Display all the images on the memory card.

Still images

Display still images only.

Movies

Display movies only.

Motion Snapshot

Display only the movie portion of Motion Snapshots.

The associated photographs are not displayed.

Display only images recorded on a selected date. A calendar will be

Select images by date

displayed; use the multi selector to highlight a date.

Selected scene

Face priority

Display only photos belonging to a specific scene.

Choose from i Auto, k Portrait, l Landscape, j Night landscape, o Night portrait, m Backlighting, n Close-up, q Soft, r Miniature effect, and s Selec-

tive color.

Display only images in which the camera has

detected a face ( 0 26).

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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.

Movie playback time

Choose how much of each movie is played back before the next slide is displayed. Choose Same as

frame interval to display the next slide after the time selected for Frame interval, No limit to play back the entire movie before displaying the next slide.

Audio

Mute audio playback or choose a slide show background track (to play the highlighted background track prior to selection, press 2 and rotate the multi selector to adjust volume; to end playback, press 2 again). Select

Movie sound tracks to play 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:

Use To

Skip back/skip ahead

Pause/resume J

Description

Press 4 to return to the previous frame,

2 to skip to the next frame.

Pause the show. Press again to resume.

Adjust volume

Exit to playback mode

K

Rotate the multi selector to adjust volume.

End the show and return to playback mode.

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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Connections

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 93.

1 Launch the installer.

Start the computer, insert the ViewNX 2/Short Movie

Creator installer CD, and launch the installer.

2 Select a language.

If the desired language is not available, click Region

Selection to choose a diff e r e n t r e g i o n a n d t h e n choose the desired language (region selection is not available in the European release).

q Select region (if required) w Select language e Click Next

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3

Start the installer.

Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions.

Click Install

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4 Exit the installer.

Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac OS) when installation is complete.

Windows Mac OS

Click Yes

The following software is installed:

ViewNX 2

Short Movie Creator

Apple QuickTime (Windows only)

Click OK

5 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.

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Supplied Software

Be sure to update to the latest versions of the supplied software.

Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates while the computer is connected to the Internet.

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System Requirements

The system requirements for ViewNX 2 are:

CPU

OS

RAM

Hard-disk space

Monitor

Windows

• Photos/JPEG movies: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core series,

1.6 GHz or better

• H.264 movies (playback): 3.0 GHz Pentium D or better

• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo or better

Pre-installed versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

• Windows 8/Windows 7/Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended)

• Windows XP: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels/SXGA or more recommended)

• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more

CPU

Mac OS

• Photos/JPEG movies: Intel Core or Xeon series

• H.264 movies (playback): 2 GHz Core Duo or better

• H.264 movies (editing): 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo or better

OS

Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8

RAM

512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)

Hard-disk space

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels/SXGA

Monitor

or more recommended)

• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more

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Motion Snapshots

ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots saved using the File

format > NMS files option in the shooting menu (

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The system requirements for Short Movie Creator are:

Windows

CPU

2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better

OS

Pre-installed versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

RAM

Hard-disk space

1.5 GB or more with at least 128 MB of video RAM (2 GB or 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 more recommended)

Monitor

• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more

• Color: 32-bit color (True Color) or more

Other

DirectX 9 or later and OpenGL 1.4 or later

Mac OS

CPU

2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better

OS

Mac OS X version 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8

RAM

1 GB or more

Hard-disk space

Monitor

A minimum of 500 MB available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)

• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more

• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more

If your system does not meet the above requirements, only

ViewNX 2 will be installed (

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Supported Operating Systems

See the websites listed on page xvii for the latest information on sup-

ported operating systems.

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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 the Nikon Transfer 2 component of ViewNX 2.

If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2.

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Windows 7

If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as described below.

1 Under Import pictures and

videos, click Change pro-

gram. 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 memor y card will be copied to the computer.

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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

P i c t u r e s a r e d i s p l a y e d i n

ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.

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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 photos, music, Motion Snaps h o t s, an d m ov i e fo o t ag e

(

0 98).

❚❚ 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.

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For More Information

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 with Motion Snapshots, movies, and music.

1

Transfer pictures.

Transfer pictures as described on page 95.

2 Select components.

Select pictures in ViewNX 2.

3

Start Short Movie Creator.

C l i c k t h e S h o r t M o v i e

Creator button in ViewNX 2.

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The images selected in Step

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

“Components” panel

p h o t o s t a k e n w i t h t h e

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 (

0 156) into a card reader or card slot.

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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).

Windows Mac OS

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Viewing Short Movies on Other Devices

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 (

0 100). 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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For More Information

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 for playback.

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Connecting an HDMI Cable

Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting HDMI cables. When connecting cables, do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.

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.

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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. Pictures can be played back using camera controls as described elsewhere in this manual; note that the edges of images may not be visible in the display.

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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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Television Playback

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-5C power connector (available separately) is recommended for extended playback.

❚❚ HDMI Device Control

To control the camera remotely from a device that supports

HDMI-CEC (High-Definition 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.

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USB Hubs

Connect the camera directly to the printer; do not connect the cable via a USB hub.

3 Turn the camera on.

A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed by a PictBridge playback display.

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Printing Via Direct USB Connection

Be sure the EN-EL20 battery is fully charged or use an optional EH-5b

AC adapter and EP-5C power connector.

Printing Pictures One at a Time

1 Select a picture.

Press

4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Rotate the multi selector clockwise to zoom in on the current frame (

0 84;

rotate the multi selector counterclockwise to exit zoom). To view nine pictures at a time, rotate the selector counterclockwise when a picture is displayed full frame. Press

1, 3, 4, or

2 to highlight pictures, or rotate the multi selector clockwise to display the highlighted picture full frame.

2

Adjust print options.

Press

J to display PictBridge print options (0 105). Press 1

or

3 to highlight options and press 2 to select.

3 Start printing.

Highlight Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press

J again.

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Selecting Photographs for Printing

Movies and NEF (RAW) photographs (

0 120) 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 102).

2

Choose an option.

Highlight one of the following options and press

2.

• Select images for printing: Select pictures for printing.

• Print DPOF print order: Print an existing print order created with the DPOF print order option in the playback menu

( 0 106). 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, a warning will be displayed and only the first 256 images will be printed.

3 Select pictures.

Press

4 or 2 to highlight pictures. To select the current picture for printing, press 1. 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.

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 105; note that a

warning will be displayed if the selected page size is too small for an index print.

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5 Start printing.

Highlight Start printing and press

J to start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press J again.

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Errors

See page 185 for information on what to do if an error occurs during

printing.

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PictBridge Print Options

Page size

Highlight a page size (only sizes supported by the current printer are listed) and press J to select and exit to the previous 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 copies

time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of copies (maximum 99), then press

J to select and return to the previous menu.

Print border

This option is listed only if supported by the printer. Highlight

Use printer settings (use current printer settings), Yes (print white borders), or No (no borders) and press J to select and exit to the previous menu.

Print time stamp

Crop

Highlight Use printer settings (use current printer settings),

Yes (print times and dates of recording on photos), or No (no time stamp) and press

J to select and exit to the previous 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. A crop selection dialog will be displayed; rotate the multi selector clockwise to increase the size of the crop, counterclockwise to decrease. Press

1, 3, 4, or 2 to position the crop and press J. Note that print quality may drop if small crops are printed at large sizes.

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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set

The DPOF print order option is used to create digital “print orders” for Pict-

Bridge-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 r o m t h e following options:

Select/ set

Press 4 or 2 to highlight pictures

(

0 109). 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). 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.

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DPOF Print Order

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 ( 0 105).

The DPOF print order 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 103.

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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The Playback Menu

To display the playback menu, press

G and select Playback.

G button

The playback menu contains the following options:

Option

Delete

Slide show

View movies and photos in a slide show.

Description

Delete multiple images.

Image review

Rotate tall

Choose whether pictures are displayed after shooting.

Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for display during playback.

DPOF print order

Create digital “print orders”.

Protect

Protect pictures from accidental deletion.

Rating

D-Lighting

Resize

Rate pictures.

Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating a retouched copy that is saved separately from the unmodified original.

Create small copies of selected pictures.

Default

Image type: All images

Selected scene: Auto

Frame interval: 5 s

Movie playback time:

Same as frame interval

Audio: Background track 1

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On

On

Choose size: 1.1 M

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Option

Crop

Facepriority zoom

Edit movie

Change theme

Description

Create cropped copies of selected pictures.

Choose whether

4 and 2 can be

used during playback zoom ( 0 84)

to select faces detected with face priority.

Create copies of movies from which unwanted footage has been trimmed.

Change the themes for existing

Motion Snapshots.

Default

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Aspect ratio: 3 : 2

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On

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Playback

The camera may be unable to display or retouch images that were created or have been edited with other devices.

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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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Selecting Multiple Images

Choosing the options listed below displays an image selection dialog. Press

4 or 2 to highlight pictures (only pictures to which the operation applies are available for selection).

• Delete > Delete selected images (

0 85)

• DPOF print order > Select/set (

0 106)

• Protect > Select/set (

• D-Lighting ( 0 111)

0 110)

• Crop > Select images ( 0 113)

• Change theme (

0 115)

• Rating ( 0 110)

• Resize > Select images (

0 112)

• Edit movie (

0 114)

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Inspecting Pictures

The picture currently highlighted in the thumbnail display can be inspected by pressing 1; except in the cases of DPOF print

order, Rating, and Change theme, the picture will be displayed full screen while the button is pressed.

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Image Review

If On is selected, pictures will be displayed immediately after shooting. To view pictures when Off is selected, press the

K button.

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 (

0 161) will be displayed in

“wide” (landscape) orientation.

“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are displayed in “wide”

(landscape) orientation.

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Protect

Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Note that this option does

NOT

protect files from deletion when the memory

card is formatted ( 0 156).

Select/set

Reset

Press

4 or 2 to highlight pictures (0 109) and press 3 to

select or deselect. Press

J to exit when the operation is complete.

Remove protection from all pictures.

Rating

Press

4 or 2 to highlight pictures (0 109) and press 1 or 3 to

choose a rating (

0 86). 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.

Before

Press 4 or 2 to highlight an image

(

0 109) 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) and press J to create a retouched copy.

After

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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.

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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 3872 × 2592.

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Resize

Create small copies of selected photographs. Select Choose size and choose a size from 1.1 M, 0.6 M, and 0.3 M, and then choose Select images. Press 4 or 2

to highlight pictures (

0 109) and press 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. Copies are resized according to the aspect ratio of the original and the option selected for

Choose size:

1.1 M

0.6 M

0.3 M

3 : 2

1280 × 856 pixels

960 × 640 pixels

640 × 424 pixels

16 : 9

1280 × 720 pixels

960 × 536 pixels

640 × 360 pixels

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Resized Copies

Playback zoom may not be available with resized copies.

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Crop

Create a cropped copy of selected photographs.

Select images

Aspect ratio

To select an image for trimming, choose Select images, high-

light a picture (

0 109), and press J.

Choose from aspect ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 1 : 1, and 16 : 9.

The selected image will be displayed with a default crop of the selected aspect ratio shown in yellow. Use the controls below to size and position the crop and save the copy.

Use To

Decrease crop size

Description

Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise to decrease the size of the crop.

Increase crop size

Rotate the multi selector clockwise to increase the size of the crop.

Position crop Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to position the crop.

Save the current crop as a separate file.

Create copy J

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Cropped Copies

Playback zoom may not be available with cropped copies. The size of the copy varies with crop size and aspect ratio and appears at upper left in the crop display.

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Face-Priority Zoom

If On is selected,

4 and 2 can be used during playback zoom to select faces detected with face priority. If Off is selected,

4 and

2 can be used with 1 and 3 to scroll the display.

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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 to highlight a movie (0 109) 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 65; the first frame is indi-

cated 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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5 Save the copy.

Highlight Yes and press

J to save the edited copy. If necessary, the copy can be trimmed as described above to remove additional footage.

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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.

Change Theme

Assign existing Motion Snapshots new themes (NMS-format files only; Motion Snapshots created with MOV file selected for File

format in the shooting menu can not be assigned new themes).

Choose from Beauty, Waves, Relaxation, Tenderness, and

None. Highlight a Motion Snapshot and press J to display a list of themes (to play a theme, highlight it and press

2; volume can be adjusted by rotating the multi selector). Highlight the new theme and press

J. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to save the selected Motion Snapshot with the new theme.

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See page 123 for information on Motion Snapshot file formats.

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To display the shooting menu, press

G and select Shooting.

G button

The shooting menu contains the following options:

Option Description

Reset shooting options

Reset shooting options to default values.

Choose how the camera sets

Exposure mode

Image quality

shutter speed and aperture in

Motion Snapshot mode

(

0 53).

Choose a file format and compression ratio.

Image size

Number of shots saved

Movie before/ after

File format

Metering

Choose a size for new photos.

Choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo

Selector (

0 47).

Choose when the movie portion of Motion Snapshots is

recorded ( 0 53).

Choose a file format for new

Motion Snapshots (

0 53).

Choose how the camera meters exposure.

Default

Scene auto selector

5

1.0 s : 0.6 s

NMS files

Matrix

0

119

119

JPEG normal

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3872×2592; 10.0 M

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Auto distortion control

Choose whether the camera corrects barrel and pincushion distortion.

Color space

Active

D-Lighting

HDR

Choose a color space for new pictures.

Avoid loss of detail in highlights and shadows.

Enhance detail in highlights and shadows when photographing high-contrast scenes with Backlighting

Long exposure

NR

selected in creative mode.

Reduce noise in long timeexposures.

Optical VR

Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR lenses with vibration reduction.

Choose whether to use

Electronic VR

Focus mode

vibration reduction in Motion

Snapshot mode (

0 53). This

feature is available even if vibration reduction is not offered by the attached 1

NIKKOR lens.

Choose how the camera focuses.

AF-area mode

Flash compensation

Choose how the focus area is selected.

Face-priority

Turn face priority on or off.

Built-in AF assist

Control the built-in AF-assist illuminator.

Control flash output.

* Varies with lens ( 0 127).

Default

Off sRGB

On

On

Off

Active/On *

On

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128

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Auto-area

On

On

0.0

128

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135

135

136

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Reset Shooting Options

Select Yes to reset the options in the shooting menu and other

shooting settings to default values (

0 117, 178).

Exposure Mode

The options in the exposure mode menu offer varying degrees of control over shutter speed and aperture in Motion Snapshot

mode (

0 53).

h Scene auto

selector

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 (automatic scene selection;

0 25).

The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal

P Programmed

exposure (

0 36). Recommended for snapshots and in

auto

other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.

S Shutterpriority auto

You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an

aperture for best results (

0 37). Use to freeze or blur

motion.

A Aperturepriority auto

M Manual

You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutter speed for best results (

0 38). Use to blur the back-

ground or bring both foreground and background into focus.

You control both shutter speed and aperture ( 0 39). Set

shutter speed to “Bulb” for long time-exposures.

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ISO Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M Modes)

When an “auto” option is selected for ISO sensitivity (

0 147), the cam-

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Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs.

Option File type

NEF (RAW)

JPEG fine

JPEG normal

JPEG basic

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).

Image Size

Choose the size of photographs.

Option Size (pixels) Approximate print size at 300 dpi (cm/in.)

*

# 3872×2592; 10.0 M 3872 × 2592

32.8 × 21.9/12.9 × 8.6

$ 2896×1944; 5.6 M 2896 × 1944

% 1936×1296; 2.5 M 1936 × 1296

24.5 × 16.5/ 9.7 × 6.5

16.4 × 11.0/ 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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NEF (RAW)

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 soft-

ware such as Capture NX 2 (available separately;

0 164) or ViewNX 2

(supplied).

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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 recorded with NMS files

selected for File format; 0 123) or DSC (photos, MOV-format Motion

Snapshots, and movies, including copies created with Edit movie;

0 114),

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.

Trimmed copies created with Edit movie (

0 114) 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 (

0 125) have names that begin with an underscore (e.g.,

“_DSC0001.JPG”).

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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 (

0 179).

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Number of Shots Saved

Choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector. If 5 is selected, the camera will save the best shot and 4 best shot candidates. If 1 is selected, the camera will save only the best shot.

Movie Before/After

Choose whether the movie portions of Motion Snapshots end when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way or about

0.6 s after ( 0 53). If 1.6 s : 0 s is selected, the photograph used

for the Motion Snapshot will feature the last frame of the movie.

Movie footage starts about a second before the shutterrelease button is pressed all the way down and ends about

0.6 s after.

Shutter-release button pressed halfway

Shutter-release button pressed all the way down

1.0 s : 0.6 s

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1.0 s 0.6 s

Movie footage

The camera records about 1.6 s of movie footage, ending when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.

Shutter-release button pressed halfway

Shutter-release button pressed all the way down

1.6 s

Movie footage

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File Format

Choose the file format for Motion Snapshots (

0 53).

NMS files

Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 4 s MOV file and a JPEG image. Motion Snapshots can only be viewed on the camera or

using ViewNX 2 (

0 93).

MOV file

Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 10 s MOV file that can be viewed in a variety of computer applications. The Motion Snap-

shot is not displayed automatically when shooting ends ( 0 54);

for information on viewing Motion Snapshot movies, see page

65.

Metering

Choose how the camera sets exposure.

L Matrix

N Spot

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.

M

Centerweighted

The camera meters the entire frame but assigns the greatest weight to the center area. This is the classic meter for portraits 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 133, the camera will meter the center

focus area, while during face priority the camera will meter the focus area closest to the center of the selected face;

0 26). Spot metering ensures that the subject will be cor-

rectly exposed, even when framed against a background that is much brighter or darker.

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Metering and Shooting Mode

In auto and best moment capture modes and in creative modes other than P, S, A, and M, and when

h Scene auto selector (0 119) is chosen

in Motion Snapshot mode, metering is adjusted automatically according to the scene.

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Auto Distortion Control

Select On to reduce barrel distortion in photos taken with wideangle lenses and to reduce pin-cushion distortion in photos taken with long lenses (note that the edges of photographs may be cropped out, and that there may be an increase in the time needed to process images before they are saved). This option is available only with 1 NIKKOR lenses and not with other NIKKOR

lenses attached using the FT1 mount adapter (

0 198). Results

are not guaranteed with third-party lenses.

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 taken during movie recording.

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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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Nikon Software

ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created with this camera.

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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 (

0 123).

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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.

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“Active D-Lighting” Versus “D-Lighting”

The Active D-Lighting option in the shooting menu adjusts exposure before shooting to optimize the dynamic range, while the D-Lighting option in the playback menu (

0 111) brightens shadows 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.

Optical VR

This option is available with 1 NIKKOR lenses that support 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, Nor-

mal, 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.

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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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Electronic VR

Select On to enable electronic vibration reduction while recording Motion Snapshots. This feature is available even if the attached 1 NIKKOR lens does not support vibration reduction.

Note that there will be a slight delay before recording begins and that the edges of the image will be cropped out when On is selected.

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Focus Mode

Choose how the camera focuses.

AF-A

Auto-select AF

: The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject is stationary, AF-C if it is moving.

AF-S

Single AF

: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.

*

AF-C

Continuous AF

: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously on the subject in the AF-area brackets while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway (note that the AF-area brackets appear only in the detailed display;

0 157). Photos can be taken whether or

not the camera is in focus.

AF-area brackets

AF-F

Full-time AF

: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously; photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.

MF

Manual focus

: Focus manually ( 0 131). Photos can be taken whether

or not the camera is in focus.

* Shutter can only be released if camera is able to focus.

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Focus Mode

The options available vary as shown below.

Shooting

Movies

Menu Focus mode

AF-A (default), AF-S, AF-C, MF

P Programmed auto, S Shutterpriority auto, A Aperture-priority auto, M Manual

y Slow motion

AF-F (default), AF-S, MF

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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

(

0 131) or use focus lock (0 134) 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.

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.

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.

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See Also

See page 158 for information on controlling the beep that sounds

when the camera focuses.

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Manual Focus

Manual focus can be used when autofocus does not produce the desired results.

1 Select manual focus.

Highlight Manual focus in the focus

mode menu (

0 128) and press 2.

2

Choose a magnification.

To choose the magnification for the manual focus display, highlight 10×

zoom, 5× zoom, or 2× zoom and press J.

3 Display the manual focus guides.

In the shooting display, press J to magnify the view at the center of the frame by the amount selected in

Step 2 (this feature is not available during movie recording or in slowmotion movie mode). Manual focus guides are also displayed.

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4 Focus.

Rotate the multi selector until the subject is in focus. Rotate the multi selector clockwise to increase the focus d i s t a n c e , c o u n t e r c l o c k w i s e t o 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.

Press

1, 3, 4, or 2 to view areas of the frame not currently visible in the display; the visible portion is shown by the navigation window.

Focus indicator

Navigation window

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Movies

The multi selector can also be used to choose the focus distance if manual focus is selected prior to 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.

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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.).

Approx.

17 mm

Focal plane mark

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AF-Area Mode

Choose how the focus area for autofocus is selected.

e c

Autoarea

Singlepoint

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Subject tracking

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 focus area over your subject and press

J; the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only. Use 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 moves through the area shown at right. The camera will focus on the selected subject when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To end focus tracking when shooting is complete, press

J.

Focus area

Subject tracking area

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Subject Tracking

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.

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Focus Lock

When Single AF is selected for Focus mode (

0 128), 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 ( 0 130), 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 ( 0 133).

1 Lock 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. Focus will remain locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

2 Recompose the photograph and shoot.

Focus will remain locked between shots.

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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, lift your finger from the shutter-release button to end focus lock and then focus again at the new distance.

Face-Priority

Choose On to enable face priority (

0 26).

Built-in AF Assist

When On is selected, the built-in AFassist illuminator will light to illuminate poorly-lit subjects if:

• AF-S is selected for focus mode (

0 128)

or single AF is selected in AF-A, and

• Auto-area or Single-point is selected for AF-area mode (

0 133).

AF-assist illuminator

The AF-assist illuminator will not light to assist the focus operation in advanced movie mode, during movie recording, or when

Off is selected. If the AF-assist illuminator does not light, autofocus may not produce the desired results when lighting is poor.

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The AF-Assist Illuminator

Larger lenses may prevent the illuminator lighting all or part of the subject. Remove lens hoods when using the illuminator. Information on

the modes in which AF-assist is available may be found on page 174.

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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.

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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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The Movie Menu

To display the movie menu, press

G and select Movies.

G button

The movie menu contains the following options:

Option

Reset movie options

Frame rate

Movie settings

Metering

Description

Reset movie menu options to their default values.

Choose a frame rate for slow-

motion movies (

0 62).

Choose HD movie frame size

and frame rate ( 0 58).

Choose how the camera meters exposure.

Default

400 fps

1080/60i

Matrix

0

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Movie sound options

Choose sound recording options.

Microphone:

Auto sensitivity (A)

Wind noise reduction: On

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Optical VR

Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR lenses with vibration reduction.

Focus mode

AF-area mode

Choose how the camera focuses.

Choose how the focus area is selected.

Face-priority

Turn face priority on or off.

Active/On 1

See page 129

Auto-area 2

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128

133

On 3

135

1 Varies with lens (

0 127).

2 The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame when y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode.

3 Face detection is not available when y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode.

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Reset Movie Options

Select Yes to reset the options in the movie menu to default values (

0 137).

Frame Rate

Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies (

0 62). The faster

the frame rate, the smaller the frame size.

Option Frame size (pixels)

400 fps

640 × 240

Bit rate

(approx.)

2 Mbps

Maximum length

(shooting)

2.5 seconds

Maximum length

(playback) *

33 seconds

1200 fps

320 × 120 1 Mbps 2.5 seconds 100 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.

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See Also

For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the

memory card, see page 180.

Movie Settings

Choose a frame size and frame rate for HD movies (

0 58).

Option

t 1080/60i r 1080/30p u 720/60p s 720/30p

Frame size (pixels) Recording rate

1920 × 1080

1280 × 720

* Sensor output is about 60 fps.

59.94 fields/s * 24 Mbps

29.97 fps 24 Mbps

59.94 fps

29.97 fps

Bit rate

(approx.) Maximum length

16 Mbps

12 Mbps

20 minutes

29 minutes

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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 and 1080/30p: 3840 × 2160 pixels

• 720/60p and 720/30p: 1280 × 720 pixels

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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 Sound Options

Adjust movie sound recording settings for the built-in microphone.

❚❚ Microphone

Select Microphone off to disable sound recording. Selecting any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to the selected sensitivity.

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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).

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The Image Processing Menu

To display the image processing menu, press

G and select

Image processing.

G button

The image processing menu contains the following options:

Option

Reset processing options

Description

Reset image processing options to their default values.

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Adjust settings for different types of lighting.

Control the camera’s sensitivity to light.

Picture Control

Choose how the camera processes pictures.

Custom Picture

Control

Create custom Picture

Controls.

High ISO noise reduction

Reduce noise at high ISO sensitivities.

Default

Auto

Auto (100–3200)

Standard

On

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147

148

152

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Reset Processing Options

Select Yes to reset the options in the image processing menu to default values (

0 141).

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.

v Auto

Automatic white balance adjustment. Recommended in most situations.

J Incandescent

I Fluorescent

Use under incandescent lighting.

Use with cool-white fluorescent lighting.

H Direct sunlight

Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.

N Flash

G Cloudy

M Shade

Use with built-in flash.

Use in daylight under overcast skies.

Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.

Y Underwater

Choose when taking pictures underwater using an

optional WP-N2 waterproof case (

0 163).

L Preset manual

Measure white balance (

0 144).

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White Balance and Shooting Mode

In auto and best moment capture modes and creative modes other than P, S, A, and M, and when

h Scene auto selector (0 119) is chosen

in Motion Snapshot mode, white balance is adjusted automatically according to the scene.

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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

2 Fine-tune white balance.

Use the multi selector to fine-tune white balance.

Increase green

Adjustment

Increase blue Increase amber

Increase magenta

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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.

Press J. An asterisk will appear next to the white balance icon (

0 4) in the detailed display (0 157) 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.

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 d o w n . N o p h o t o g r a p h w i l l b e 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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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 (

0 158; the default is 1 minute).

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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; in mode M, adjust exposure so that the exposure indicator shows ±0 (

0 39).

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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 5000–5500 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 (all figures are approximate):

Sodium-vapor lamps: 2700 K

J (incandescent)/

Warm-white fluorescent

: 3000 K

White fluorescent: 3700 K

Cool-white fluorescent: 4200 K

Day white fluorescent: 5000 K

H (direct sunlight): 5200 K

N (flash): 5400 K

G (cloudy): 6000 K

Daylight fluorescent: 6500 K

Mercury-vapor lamps: 7200 K

M (shade): 8000 K

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ISO Sensitivity

The higher the ISO 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.

q x w

Auto (100–6400)

Auto (100–3200)

Auto (100–800)

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, 3200, 6400

ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value.

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“Auto” ISO Sensitivity Options

When auto ISO sensitivity control is in effect, the display shows an ISO AUTO icon and the current ISO sensitivity.

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Picture Control

Choose how the camera processes photographs.

Q Standard

R Neutral

Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended in most situations.

Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for photographs that will later be extensively processed or retouched.

S Vivid

Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.

Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.

T Monochrome Take monochrome photographs.

e Portrait f Landscape

Process portraits for natural texture and a rounded feel.

Take vibrant photographs of landscapes and cityscapes.

Modifying Picture Controls

Existing preset and custom Picture Controls (

0 152) can be

modified to suit the scene or your creative intent.

1 Display options.

Highlight an item in the Picture Control menu and press

2 to display Picture Control settings (

0 150; 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

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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.

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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 image processing menu ( 0 152). If desired, custom Pic-

ture Controls can be saved to a memory card and copied to other

Nikon 1 S1 cameras or loaded into compatible software ( 0 153).

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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 (

0 148) and

next to the Picture Control icon (

0 4) in the

detailed display (

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Picture Control and Shooting Mode

In auto and best moment capture modes and creative modes other than P, S, A, and M, and when

h Scene auto selector (0 119) is chosen

in Motion Snapshot mode, the camera automatically chooses a Picture

Control according to the scene.

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❚❚ Picture Control Settings

Quick adjust

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 example, choosing positive values for Vivid makes pictures more vivid. Not available with Neutral, Mono-

chrome, or custom Picture Controls.

Sharpening

Control the sharpness of outlines. Select A to adjust sharpening automatically according to the type of scene, or choose from values between 0 (no sharpening) and 9 (the higher the value, the greater the sharpening).

Contrast

Brightness

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 subjects 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. Does not affect exposure.

Saturation

Hue

Filter effects

Toning

Control the vividness of colors. Select A to adjust saturation automatically according to the type of scene, or 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 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 photographs. Choose from Off, yellow, orange, red, and green (

0 151).

Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs from B&W (black-and-white), Sepia, Cyanotype (bluetinted monochrome), Red, Yellow, Green, Blue Green,

Blue, Purple Blue, and Red Purple (

0 151).

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“A” (Auto)

Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with exposure and the position of the subject in the frame.

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Previous Settings

The line under the value displayed in the Picture Control setting menu indicates the previous value for the setting. Use this as a reference when adjusting settings.

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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)

Enhance contrast. Can be used to reduce the brightness

O

(orange)

R

(red) of the sky in landscape photographs. Orange produces more contrast than yellow, red more contrast than orange.

G

(green) 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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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 150 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.

Highlight a destination (C-1 through

C-9) and press J to save the custom

Picture Control and return to the image processing 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 sof tware 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 S1 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 to camera

Copy custom Picture Controls from the memory card to custom Picture Controls C-1 through C-9.

Delete from card

Copy to card

Delete selected custom Picture

Controls from the memory card. The confirmation dialog shown at right will be displayed 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 selected destination (1 through 99) on the memory card.

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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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Custom Picture Control > Delete

The Delete option in the Custom Picture Control menu can be used to delete selected custom Picture Controls from the camera when they are no longer needed.

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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.

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The Setup Menu

To display the setup menu, press

G and select Setup.

G button

The setup menu contains the following options:

Option

Reset setup options

Description

Reset setup menu options to default values.

Format memory card

Format the memory card.

Allow the shutter to be

Slot empty release lock

released when no memory card is inserted in the cam-

Display

Sound settings

Auto power off

Shutter button AE lock

Default

Release locked

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Adjust display brightness, view or hide a framing grid,

Display brightness: 0

Grid display: Off

Shooting: Simple

Playback: Basic info

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and choose the information displayed in the monitor.

Choose the sounds made Autofocus/self-timer: On during shooting.

Shutter: On

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Choose the auto power off delay.

Choose whether exposure locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway.

1 min

Off

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HDMI device control

Choose whether remote controls for HDMI-CEC devices to which the camera is connected can be used to operate the camera.

On

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Option Description

Flicker reduction

Reduce flicker or banding.

Reset file numbering

Reset file numbering.

Time zone and date

Set the camera clock.

Language

Choose a language for the camera displays.

Auto image rotation

Record camera orientation with pictures.

Wireless mobile adapter

Default

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Daylight saving time: Off

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On

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Pixel mapping

Firmware version

Enable or disable the wireless mobile adapter.

Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image processors.

Display the current firmware version.

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Reset Setup Options

Select Yes to reset all setup menu options other than Flicker

reduction, Time zone and date, and Language to default values.

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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 95). 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 com-

plete.

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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.

Display

Adjust the following display options.

Display Brightness

Press 1 or 3 to choose a value for monitor brightness. Choose higher values to brighten the display and lower values to make the display darker.

Grid Display

Select On to display a framing grid ( 0 5).

Shooting

Choose the information displayed during shooting (

0 4).

Simple Detailed

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Playback

Choose the information displayed during playback (

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Basic info Detailed info Image only

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 photography; to mute the beep, remove the check from this item. Select Shutter to play a sound when the 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 display remains on when no operations are per formed

(

0 19). Choose shorter delays to reduce

the drain on the battery. Once the display has turned off, it can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.

Shutter Button AE Lock

If On is selected, exposure will lock while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.

Flicker Reduction

Reduce flicker and banding in the display 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 mode A or M 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 (

0 121). 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 20).

Time zone

Daylight saving time

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.

Date format

Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are displayed.

Turn daylight saving time on or off. The camera clock will automatically be advanced or set back one hour. The default setting is Off.

Language

Choose a language for camera messages and displays.

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 (supplied) or

Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 164). The following orien-

tations 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.

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Auto Image Rotation

Image orientation is not recorded in movie or Motion Snapshot modes.

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Rotate Tall

To automatically rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) photographs for display during playback, select On for the Rotate tall option in the playback menu (

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Pixel Mapping

Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image processors if you notice unexpected bright spots in your pictures (note that the camera comes with the sensor and processors already optimized). Before performing pixel mapping as described below, check that the battery is fully charged.

1 Attach a lens and lens cap.

Turn the camera off and attach a 1 NIKKOR lens. Do not remove the lens cap.

2 Select Pixel mapping.

Turn the camera on, press

G, and select Pixel mapping in the setup menu.

3

Select Yes.

Pixel mapping begins immediately. Note that other operations can not be performed while pixel mapping is in progress. Do not turn the camera off or remove or disconnect

the power source until pixel mapping is complete.

4 Turn the camera off.

Turn the camera off when pixel mapping is complete.

Firmware Version

View the current firmware version.

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Technical 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

Mount adapters

Power sources

Waterproof cases

1 mount lenses

Mount Adapter FT1

: The FT1 allows NIKKOR F mount lenses to be used with Nikon 1 interchangeable lens format digital cameras. The angle of view of an F mount lens mounted on the FT1 is equivalent to that of a 35 mm format lens with a

focal length about 2.7 × longer. See page 198 for informa-

tion on using the FT1. For information on attaching the FT1 and precautions for use, see the FT1 Mount Adapter User’s

Manual. For information on the lenses that can be used, see

Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses. The FT1 Mount Adapter

User’s Manual and Compatible NIKKOR F Mount Lenses are included with the FT1.

• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20 (

0 13–15): Additional

EN-EL20 batteries are available from local retailers and

Nikon-authorized service representatives.

• Battery Charger MH-27 (

0 13): Recharge EN-EL20 batteries.

• Power Connector EP-5C, 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-5C power connector is required to connect the camera to the EH-5b,

EH-5a, or EH-5; see page 167 for details.

Waterproof Case WP-N2

: In addition to protecting the camera from rain, snow, and spray, this waterproof case can be used to take photographs underwater.

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Software 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 web-

sites 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 caps Body Cap BF-N1000

: The body cap keeps the dust shield free of dust when a lens is not in place.

Wireless mobile adapters

Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1b

(

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tion that can be used by smart devices running the Wireless

Mobile Utility to download pictures or control the camera remotely.

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 SDHC cards

2

SDXC cards

3

SanDisk

Toshiba

Panasonic

Lexar Media

2 GB

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4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB

4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB

64 GB

48 GB, 64 GB

Platinum II

Professional

— 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB —

Full-HD Video

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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Approved Eye-Fi Cards

When inserted in the camera, Eye-Fi cards can be used to upload photographs to a preselected destination. As of October 2012, the camera supports 8 GB Pro X2 SDHC cards. Eye-Fi cards are for use only in the country of purchase in accordance with local regulations. Eye-Fi cards may not be available in some countries or regions; consult the manufacturer for more information. Be sure the Eye-Fi card firmware has been updated to the latest version.

Card status is indicated by an icon in the display:

f (static): Eye-Fi upload enabled; waiting to begin upload.

f (animated): Eye-Fi upload enabled; uploading data.

e: Eye-Fi upload enabled but no pictures available for upload.

g: Error.

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Eye-Fi Cards

Note that pictures will not be uploaded if signal strength is insufficient, and that Eye-Fi upload is disabled during movie recording. In locations in which wireless devices are prohibited, turn the camera off and remove the card. See the manual provided with the Eye-Fi card, and direct any inquiries to the manufacturer.

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/memory card slot cover.

2 Insert the EP-5C 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/memory card slot cover.

Position the power connector cable so that it passes through the power connector slot and close the batterychamber/memory card slot cover.

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4 Connect the AC adapter.

Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on AC adapter (q) and the EP-5C power cable to the DC socket (w).

A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is powered by the AC adapter and power connector.

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

Camera body

Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened in distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or other

foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage not cov-

ered under warranty.

Lens

Monitor

Dust shield

Lenses are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints 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 cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as this could result in damage or malfunction.

The dust shield is easily damaged. Remove dust and lint with a blower.

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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 display, damage data stored on the memory card, or affect the product’s internal circuitry.

Keep the lens mount covered

: Be sure to attach the body cap if the camera is without a lens.

Do not touch the dust shield

: The dust shield covering the image sensor is easily damaged. Under no circumstances should you exert pressure on the shield or poke it with cleaning tools. These actions could scratch or otherwise damage the shield.

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.

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.

Lenses are 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 clean, 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

: The monitor is constructed with extremely high precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no more than 0.01% being missing or defective. Hence while these displays may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or always off (black), this is not a malfunction and has no effect on images recorded with the device.

Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.

Do not apply pressure to the display, as this could cause damage or malfunction. Dust or lint on the display can be removed with a blower.

Stains can be removed by wiping lightly with a soft cloth or chamois leather. Should the monitor 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.

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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.

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 °C to 25 °C (59 °F 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-EL20 battery.

Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important occasions, ready a spare EN-EL20 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.

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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, 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.

❚❚ C Auto, u Best Moment Capture, v Advanced Movie, and z Motion

Snapshot Modes

v z

Exposure mode

Image quality

Image size 2

C u

P S A M

h P

S A M

— — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

1

✔ — — — — — — — — —

1

✔ — — — — — — — — —

Number of shots saved

3 — — — — — — — — —

Movie before/after — — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

File format — — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Metering — —

4

4

4

4 —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Auto distortion control

1

✔ — — — — — — — — —

Color space

1

✔ — — — — — — — — —

Active D-Lighting — — — — — — — — — — —

HDR — — — — — — — — — — —

Long exposure NR

✔ — — — — — — — — — —

Optical VR 5

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Electronic VR

Focus mode

AF-area mode

Face-priority

Built-in AF assist

— — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

— —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — —

— —

4

4

4

4 —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

— —

4

4

4

4 —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ — — — — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Flash

— — — — — — — — — — — compensation

Frame rate 6 — — — — — — — — — — —

Movie settings

Movie sound options

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Picture Control

Custom Picture

Control

High ISO noise reduction

C u

✔ — ✔

✔ — ✔

— —

— —

— —

— —

4

4

4

4 v

4

4

4

4 z

P S A M

h P

S A M

— — — — —

— — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Focus area selection

— —

4

4

4

4 —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Flexible program — — — — — — — — — — —

Autoexposure lock — —

✔ ✔ ✔ — — ✔ ✔ ✔ —

Focus lock — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Continuous

Self-timer 7

7

✔ — — — — — — — — — —

✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — —

Exposure compensation

✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ — — ✔ ✔ ✔ —

Flash mode

✔ — — — — — — — — — —

Advanced movie — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — —

Theme — — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.

2 RAW images fixed at 3872 × 2592 pixels.

3 Smart Photo Selector mode only.

4 Not available when y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode

(

0 62).

5 VR lenses only.

6

y Slow motion selected in advanced movie mode.

7 Continuous and self-timer can not be used together.

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❚❚ w Creative Mode

In the table below, creative modes are represented by the following icons: j night landscape, o night portrait, m backlighting, q soft, r miniature effect, and s selective color.

Exposure mode

Image quality

P S A M

j o m q r s

— — — — — — — — — —

1

1,3

1

1,3

1

1,3

1

1,3

1,2

1

1,2

1

1,2

1

1,2

1

1,2

1

1,2

1

Image size

Number of shots saved

— — — — — — — — — —

Movie before/after — — — — — — — — — —

File format

Metering

— — — — — — — — — —

1

1

1

1

— — — — — —

Auto distortion control

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Color space

Active D-Lighting

HDR

Long exposure NR

Optical VR 5

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1 — — — — — —

— — — — — —

✔ — — —

4

4

4

4 — — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Electronic VR — — — — — — — — — —

Focus mode

AF-area mode

Face-priority

1

1

1

1 — — — — — —

1

1

1

1 — — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

Built-in AF assist

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Flash compensation

4

4

4

4 —

✔ ✔

6

✔ ✔ ✔

Frame rate — — — — — — — — — —

Movie settings

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Movie sound options

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

White balance

ISO sensitivity

Picture Control

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

1

1

1

1

— — — — — —

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

Custom Picture

Control

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

High ISO noise reduction

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

176

P S A M

j o m q r s

Focus area selection

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

Flexible program

1 — — — — — — — — —

Autoexposure lock

Focus lock

Continuous

Self-timer 7

7

✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ — — — — — —

4

4

4

4

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Exposure compensation

✔ ✔ ✔ — ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Flash mode

Advanced movie

4

4

4

4 —

✔ ✔

6

✔ ✔ ✔

— — — — — — — — — —

Theme — — — — — — — — — —

1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.

2 NEF (RAW) not available.

3 RAW images fixed at 3872 × 2592 pixels.

4 Not available when 15, 30, or 60 fps is selected for self-timer/continuous.

5 VR lenses only.

6 Not available when HDR is on.

7 Continuous and self-timer can not be used together.

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Defaults

Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, movie, image

processing, and setup menus may be found on pages 107, 117,

137, 141, and 155, respectively. Defaults for other settings are

listed below.

Option

Focus area (

0 133)

Flexible program (

0 36)

Focus lock (

0 134)

Continuous/self-timer (

0 67)

Exposure compensation ( 0 71)

Flash mode (

0 73)

Default

Center

Off

Off

*

8 (single frame)

0.0

Auto, Soft, Miniature effect,

Selective color: Auto

Night portrait: Red-eye reduction

P Programmed auto, S Shutter-priority auto, A Aperture-priority auto, M Manual,

Backlighting: Fill flash

Slow view Best moment capture (

0 45)

Advanced movie (

0 57)

Theme (

0 55)

P

Programmed auto

Beauty

Picture Control settings (

0 148)

Unmodified

* Not displayed when Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode.

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 SD-

E016GUX UHS-I SDHC card at different image quality, size, or movie settings. All figures are approximate; file size varies with the scene recorded.

❚❚ Auto, Creative, Slow View, and Smart Photo Selector

1

Image quality Image size

(

0 120)

NEF (RAW)

3

JPEG fine

(

0 120)

3872×2592

2896×1944

File size

12.9 MB

6.8 MB

4.3 MB

No. of images Buffer capacity

2

1200

2200

3600

17

18

21

JPEG normal

1936×1296

3872×2592

2896×1944

1936×1296

3872×2592

2.5 MB

3.5 MB

2.2 MB

1.3 MB

1.8 MB

6200

4500

7000

11900

8800

25

22

26

33

30

JPEG basic 2896×1944

1936×1296

1.1 MB

0.7 MB

13600

22800

37

45

1 Number of shots saved set to 1.

2 Maximum number of pictures that can be stored in memory buffer at

ISO 100. Drops if long exposure noise reduction is on ( 0 127) and at frame

rates of 15, 30, and 60 fps (

0 67).

3 Available in P, S, A, M mode only.

❚❚ Smart Photo Selector

*

Image quality (

0 120)

Image size (

0 120)

NEF (RAW)

JPEG fine

JPEG normal

3872×2592

2896×1944

1936×1296

3872×2592

2896×1944

1936×1296

File size

64.3 MB

34.2 MB

21.5 MB

12.6 MB

17.3 MB

11.0 MB

6.5 MB

JPEG basic

3872×2592

2896×1944

1936×1296

8.8 MB

5.7 MB

3.5 MB

* Number of shots saved set to 5. File size is total for 5 images.

No. of shots

244

460

730

1200

910

1400

2400

1700

2700

4500 n

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❚❚ HD Movies

Movie settings (

0 139)

1080/60i

1080/30p

Maximum total length (approx.) *

1 hours 28 minutes

1 hours 28 minutes

720/60p

720/30p

2 hours 12 minutes

2 hours 56 minutes

* For information on the maximum length that can be recorded in a single

clip, see page 139.

❚❚ Slow-Motion Movies

Frame rate (

0 138)

400 fps

Maximum total recorded length (approx.) *

1 hours 4 minutes

1200 fps 2 hours 8 minutes

* Up to 2.5 s 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.

❚❚ Motion Snapshots

Image quality

Image size Format (

0 123)

NMS

MOV

File size

13.7 MB

*

16.5 MB

* File size is the total for a single photograph and movie.

No. of shots

1100

951

Troubleshooting

If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.

Battery/Display

The camera is on but does not respond

: Wait for recording or any other processing to end. If the problem persists, turn the camera off. If the camera still does not respond, remove and replace the battery or disconnect and reconnect the AC adapter, but note that this will delete any data not yet saved. Data already saved to the memory card are unaffected.

The display is off

:

The camera is off (

0 19) or the battery is exhausted (0 13, 22).

The display has turned off automatically to save power ( 0 158). The

display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.

The camera is connected to a computer (

0 95) or television (0 100).

The camera turns off without warning

:

The battery is low (

0 13, 22).

The display has turned off automatically to save power ( 0 158). The

display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.

The camera’s internal temperature is high (

0 xvi, 187). Wait for the

camera to cool before turning it on again.

Indicators are not displayed

: Use the Display > Shooting and Display >

Playback options in the setup menu to choose the information dis-

played (

0 157).

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Shooting (All 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 13, 22).

The memory card is locked (

0 16) or full (0 22).

The flash is charging ( 0 72).

The camera is not in focus (

0 24).

You are currently filming a slow-motion movie ( 0 61).

Only one picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed in continuous release mode

: 5 fps is selected for Continuous/self-timer and the built-in flash is raised.

The camera does not focus automatically

:

The subject is not suited to autofocus (

0 130).

The camera is in manual focus mode (

0 128, 131).

Focus does not lock when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway

: Set the focus mode to AF-S (

0 128, 134).

Focus area selection is unavailable

: Focus area selection is not available in auto-area AF (

0 133) or face priority (0 26). In other AF-area modes, the

focus area can be selected by pressing J.

AF-area mode selection is unavailable

: The camera is in auto or best moment

capture mode ( 0 45), an option other than P, S, A, M is selected in creative

mode (

0 33), manual focus mode is selected (0 128), or the h Scene

auto selector is used (

0 119).

Image size selection is unavailable

: NEF (RAW) is selected for image quality

(

0 120).

The camera is slow to record photos

: Turn long exposure noise reduction off

(

0 127). In creative mode, additional time may be needed to record pho-

tos when Night landscape (

0 34) or Night portrait (0 35) is selected

or when Backlighting is selected and HDR is on ( 0 42).

Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appears in photos

:

Lower ISO sensitivity or enable high ISO noise reduction (

0 147).

Use long exposure noise reduction at shutter speeds slower than 1 s

( 0 127).

Smudges appear in photographs

: Clean the front and rear lens elements or the dust shield (

0 169).

Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the display

: Choose a Flicker reduc-

tion setting that matches the local AC power supply (

0 159).

No flash

: See page 75. The flash will not fire when off (

0 73); in P, S, A, and

M

modes, the flash will not fire when lowered.

Menu items are unavailable

: Some options are only available in particular shooting or exposure modes (

0 174) or when the built-in flash is raised

(

0 72) or wireless mobile adapter is attached (0 76).

Shooting (P, S, A, and M Modes)

The shutter release is disabled

: You selected mode S after choosing a shutter

speed of “Bulb” in mode M ( 0 37).

Some shutter speeds are not available

: You are using the flash.

Colors are unnatural

:

Adjust white balance to match the light source ( 0 142).

Adjust Picture Control settings (

0 148).

Cannot measure white balance

: The subject is too dark or too bright ( 0 145).

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 (

0 150, 151).

Noise (reddish areas and other artifacts) appears in long time-exposures

: Enable long exposure noise reduction (

0 127).

Movies

Cannot record movies

: The movie-record button can not be used to record movies in best moment capture or Motion Snapshot mode (

0 49, 55).

No sound is recorded for movies

:

Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone

(

0 140).

Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies ( 0 62) or Motion

Snapshots (

0 53).

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Playback

“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation

:

Select On for Rotate tall ( 0 110).

The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (

0 161).

Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken (

0 161).

Photo is displayed in image review ( 0 110).

Cannot hear movie sound

:

Rotate the multi selector clockwise to raise the volume ( 0 65). If the

camera is connected to a television ( 0 100), use the controls for the TV

to adjust the volume.

Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies ( 0 62) or Motion

Snapshots (

0 55).

Cannot delete images

:

Remove protection from the files before deletion (

0 110).

The memory card is locked (

0 16).

Cannot select photos for printing

: The memory card is full (

0 22) or locked

(

0 16) or the photos are in NEF (RAW) format. To print NEF (RAW) pho-

tos, transfer the pictures to a computer and use the supplied software or

Capture NX 2 ( 0 95).

Pictures are not displayed on TV

: The camera is not correctly connected

(

0 100).

Pictures cannot be transferred to a computer

: If your system does not meet the

requirements on page 93, 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 (

0 164).

Miscellaneous

The date of recording is not correct

: Set the camera clock (

0 20, 160).

Menu items are unavailable

: Some options are only available at particular

settings (

0 174) or when a memory card is inserted (0 15).

Error Messages

This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.

Message

(Shutter-speed or aperture display flashes)

Solution

If the subject is too bright, lower ISO sensitivity or choose a faster shutter speed or smaller aperture (higher f-number).

If the subject is too dark, raise ISO sensitivity, use the flash, or choose a slower shutter speed or larger aperture

(lower f-number).

Keeping the zoom ring button pressed, rotate

A lens with a retractable lens barrel button is attached with the lens barrel the zoom ring to extend the lens.

retracted. Press the retractable lens barrel button and rotate the zoom ring to extend the lens.

Check lens. Pictures can only be taken when a lens is attached.

Cannot take pictures.

Insert fully-charged battery.

No memory card.

Attach a lens.

Turn the camera off and recharge the battery or insert a fully charged spare battery.

Start-up error. Turn the camera off and then

Turn the camera off, remove and replace the battery, and then turn the camera on.

on again.

The clock has been reset.

Set the camera clock.

Turn the camera off and confirm that the card is correctly inserted.

This memory card is not formatted. Format

Select Yes to format the card, or turn the camera off and insert another the memory card?

memory card.

0

37, 38,

39, 147

37, 38,

39, 72,

147

18, 195

18

13, 15

15, 19

20, 160

15

15, 156

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Message

Memory card is locked

Solution

(write protected).

Eye-Fi cards cannot be

Turn the camera off and slide the card used with the writewrite-protect switch to the “write” position.

protect switch in the

"lock" position.

Memory card is full.

This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged; insert a different card.

You may be able to record additional images if you reduce image quality or size.

Delete unwanted images.

Insert another memory card.

Use an approved card.

Format the card. If the problem persists, the card may be damaged. Contac t a N ikon-authorized ser vice

Cannot create additional folders on memory card.

representative.

Insert a new memory card.

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.

Choose Yes for Reset file numbering and then either format the current memory card or insert a new memory card.

The movie-record button cannot be used

The movie-record button can not be used in best moment capture or in this mode.

Photographs cannot be recorded in this mode.

Motion Snapshot modes.

The shutter-release button can not be used to take photographs while a slow-motion movie is being recorded.

Photographs cannot be taken in shutter- priority Choose a different shutter speed, or auto mode at a shutter speed of “Bulb”.

select mode M.

0

16

120

85

15, 165

165

156

15, 165

159

49, 55

61

37, 39

186

Message Solution

Turn the camera off and then on again

Failed to update lens firmware. Try again after turning the camera off and on.

and reattempt the update. If the problem persists or reoccurs frequently, contact a Nikon-authorized service

An error has occurred.

Press the shutter- release button again.

representative.

Press the shutter-release button. Contact a Nikon-authorized service representative if the problem persists or reoccurs frequently.

Turn the camera off and then on again.

An error has occurred in the internal circuitry.

Try again after turning

If the problem persists or reoccurs frequently, contact a Nikon-authorized the camera off and on.

service representative.

The camera’s internal temperature is high.

The camera will now turn off.

Wait for the camera to cool.

Memory card contains no images.

To view pictures, insert a memory card containing images.

0

xvi

15

Cannot display this file.

The file has been created or modified on a computer or different make of camera, or is corrupt.

Check printer.

Check the printer.

— *

Check paper.

Paper jam.

Out of paper.

Select Resume after loading paper of the correct size.

Clear the jam and select Resume.

Insert paper and select Resume.

— *

— *

Check ink supply.

Out of ink.

Select Resume after checking the ink.

Replace the ink and select Resume.

* See the printer manual for more information.

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Specifications

Nikon 1 S1 Digital Camera

Type

Type

Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Nikon 1 mount

Lens mount

Effective angle of view

Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent)

Effective pixels

10.1 million

Image sensor

Image sensor

13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)

Storage

Image size (pixels)

File format

Still images (aspect ratio 3 : 2)

3872 × 2592

1936 × 1296

2896 × 1944

Still images (aspect ratio 16 : 9)

3840 × 2160 (Motion Snapshot mode or 1080/

60i, 1080/30p selected in advanced movie mode)

1280 × 720 (720/60p, 720/30p selected in advanced movie mode)

• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed

• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.

1 : 4) , normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression

Picture Control system

Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,

Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls

Media

File system

SD (Secure Digital), SDHC, and SDXC memory cards

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

Shooting modes

C auto; w creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, j night landscape, o night portrait, m backlighting, q soft, r miniature effect, and s selective color; u best moment capture ( t slow view and y Smart Photo Selector), v advanced movie (HD—P, S, A, M only— and y slow motion), z Motion Snapshot

Shutter

Type

Speed

Electronic shutter

1

/

16,000

–30 s in steps of

1

/

3

EV; Bulb

Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes

Synchronizes with shutter at X=

1

/

60

s or slower

Flash sync speed

Release

Mode

Frame advance rate

Self-timer

Single frame, continuous

Self-timer

Approx. 5, 15, 30, or 60 fps

2 s, 5 s, 10 s

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 P

programmed auto with flexible program;

S

shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto;

M

manual; h scene auto selector

Exposure compensation

–3–+3 EV in increments of

1

/

3

EV

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at metered value when shut-

ISO sensitivity

ter-release button is pressed halfway

ISO 100–6400 in steps of 1 EV; auto ISO sensitiv-

(Recommended Exposure

Index)

Active D-Lighting

ity control (ISO 100–6400, 100–3200, 100–800) available

(user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)

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Focus

Autofocus

Lens servo

AF-area mode

Focus area

Focus lock

Face priority

Flash

Built-in flash

Guide Number (GN)

Control

Mode

Flash compensation

Flash-ready indicator

White balance

Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator

• 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)

Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking

• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73 areas support phase-detection AF

• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single AF)

On, off

• Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color (Creative mode)

: Flash pops up automatically and fires as required

• Night portrait, Backlighting (Creative mode): Flash pops up automatically and fires with every shot

• P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperturepriority auto, M manual (Creative mode)

: Manual popup

Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F) i-TTL flash control using image sensor

Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash

+ slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction

+ slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off

–3–+1 EV in increments of

1

/

3

EV

Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged

Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning

Movie

Metering

Metering method

Frame size (pixels)/ recording rate

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

HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9)

1920 × 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s * )

1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)

1280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)

1280 × 720/30p (29.97 fps)

Slow-motion movies (aspect ratio 8 : 3)

640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)

File format

Video compression

320 × 120/1200 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)

Motion Snapshot (aspect ratio 16 : 9)

1280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p/23.976 fps)

MOV

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

AAC

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable

* Sensor output is about 60 fps.

Monitor

7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-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

HDMI output

Hi-Speed USB

Type C mini-pin HDMI connector n

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Supported languages

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish,

French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian),

Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,

Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Power source

Battery

AC adapter

One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20 battery

EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

1

/

4

-in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions/weight

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 102.0 × 60.5 × 29.7 mm (4.0 × 2.4 × 1.2 in.),

Weight

excluding projections

Approx. 240 g (8.5 oz) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 197 g (6.9 oz), camera body only

Operating environment

Temperature

Humidity

0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)

85% or less (no condensation)

Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery operating at the temperature specified by the Camera and Imaging

Products Association (CIPA): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °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.

MH-27 battery charger

Rated input

Rated output

Supported batteries

AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A

DC 8.4 V/0.6 A

Nikon EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion batteries

Charging time

Approx. 2 hours at an ambient temperature of

25 °C (77 °F) when no charge remains

Operating temperature

0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 67.0 × 28.0 × 94.0 mm (2.6 × 1.1 × 3.7 in.), excluding plug adapter

Weight

Approx. 83 g (2.9 oz), excluding plug adapter

EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion battery

Type

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rated capacity

7.2 V, 1020 mAh

Operating temperature

0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm (1.2 × 2.0 × 0.6 in.)

Weight

Approx. 41 g (1.4 oz), excluding terminal cover

1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6

Type

1 mount lens

Focal length

Maximum aperture

10–30 mm f/3.5–5.6

Construction

Angle of view

Vibration reduction

12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical elements)

77°–29° 40

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

Diaphragm

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Fully automatic

Aperture range

Dimensions

• 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)

Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 42 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)

Weight

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1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6

Type

1 mount lens

Focal length

Maximum aperture

11–27.5 mm f/3.5–5.6

Construction

8 elements in 6 groups (including 1 ED lens element and

Angle of view

1 aspherical lens element) , 1 protective glass element

72°–32° 20

Minimum focus distance

0.3 m (1.0 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions

Diaphragm blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Diaphragm

Aperture range

Fully automatic

• 11 mm focal length: f/3.5–16

• 27.5 mm focal length: f/5.6–16

Filter-attachment size

40.5 mm (P=0.5 mm)

Dimensions

Approx. 57.5 mm diameter × 31 mm (distance from

Weight

camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)

Approx. 83 g (3.0 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.

❚❚ 1 NIKKOR Lenses

1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm 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 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6

Lens cap

Zoom ring

Lens mounting mark

CPU contacts

Focal length mark

Focal length scale

Retractable lens barrel button

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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. The

1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 supports normal and active

vibration reduction and vibration reduction off ( 0 127).

Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out.

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Detaching the Lens

Before removing or exchanging lenses, retract the lens and turn the camera off

( 0 18). 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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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.

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Supplied Accessories

40.5 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-N40.5

Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000

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Optional Accessories

40.5 mm screw-on filters

Bayonet Hood HB-N101 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6; attaches as shown below).

40.5 mm screw-on Hood HN-N102 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR

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❚❚ The Optional FT1 Mount Adapter

Read this section for information on using the optional FT1 mount adapter. Before proceeding, be sure that you have read and understood this manual and the documentation for the FT1 and lenses.

Autofocus

Autofocus is available only with AF-S lenses; other lenses support manual focus only. Set the camera focus mode to AF-S (the camera will not focus in other autofocus modes). The only AFarea mode available is Single-point and the camera focuses on the subject in the center focus area only. Face priority is not supported. In some cases, a beep may sound, the in-focus indicator may be displayed, and pictures can be taken when the camera is not in focus; if this occurs, focus manually.

Manual Focus

Follow the steps below to focus manually when using the FT1 with a NIKKOR F mount lens.

1 Select manual focus mode.

In the shooting menu, select Focus mode, highlight Manual

focus, press

2, and choose the magnification for the manual focus display from 10×, 5×, and 2× (

0 131).

2 Focus.

Rotate the lens focus ring until the subject is in focus.

If the lens supports autofocus with manual override, after focusing using autofocus you can keep the shutter-release button pressed halfway and rotate the lens focus ring to finetune focus manually. To refocus using autofocus, press the shutter-release button halfway again.

To zoom in on the display for more precise focus, press

J (note that this feature is not available during movie recording or in slow-motion movie mode). The display will be zoomed in to the magnification selected in Step 1 and a navigation window will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right of the display.

Navigation window

Use the multi selector to scroll to areas of the frame not visible in the display.

Press J to exit zoom.

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The Electronic Rangefinder

If a CPU lens is attached in manual focus mode, the focus indicator can be used to check whether the camera is focused on the subject in the center focus area.

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Focus indicator

I

2

4

2 4

(flashes)

Status

In focus.

Camera focused in front of subject.

Camera focused behind subject.

Unable to determine focus.

Note that with some subjects, the in-focus indicator ( I) may be displayed when the camera is not in focus. Check focus in the display before shooting.

Error Messages and Displays

The following warnings appear in the camera aperture display.

Display

FEE

F––

Problem Solution

Lens aperture ring is not

When using CPU lenses, lock locked at minimum aperture.

aperture ring at minimum aperture (highest f-number).

Non-CPU lens is attached, or

When using non-CPU lens, rotate no lens is attached.

lens aperture ring to adjust aperture.

Restrictions

Auto and best moment capture modes are not supported.

Motion Snapshots can be recorded only when an AF-S lens is attached and AF-S (Single AF) is selected for focus mode and then only when the camera is in focus. Do not attempt to adjust focus using the focus ring.

Shutter speeds of 1 s or slower are not available.

The sound monitor switch and focus operation button (Focus

Lock/MEMORY RECALL/AF Start) have no effect.

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Precautions for Use

Lenses over 380 g (13.4 oz) should be supported at all times.

Do not hold the camera or carry the camera by the strap without supporting the lens. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the camera lens mount.

Lines may appear in photographs taken with non-CPU lenses stopped down to minimum aperture.

Select mode A or M to prevent sounds made by the lens being picked up by the microphone.

During continuous shooting, focus is fixed at the position for the first shot in each burst. Frame rates will slow when 5 fps is selected for Continuous/self-timer.

Certain lenses will block the AF-assist illuminator and, at some distances, the flash.

The tops and bottoms may be missing from circular bokeh shapes created at wide apertures using lenses with a maximum aperture of f/1.4.

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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.

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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. Google Play is a trademark of Google

Inc. The SD, SDHC, and SDXC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. HDMI, the HDMI 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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FreeType License (FreeType2)

Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The FreeType Project

(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.

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MIT License (HarfBuzz)

Portions of this software are copyright © 2013 The HarfBuzz Project

(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights reserved.

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The number of shots or movie footage that can be recorded with fully-charged batteries varies with the condition of the battery, temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed. Sample figures for EN-EL20 (1020 mAh) batteries are given below.

• Still images: Approximately 220 shots

• Movies: Approximately 50 minutes of HD footage at 1080/60i

Measured according to CIPA standards at 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F) with the camera at default settings, a fully-charged battery, a

1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 lens, and a 16 GB Toshiba

SD-E016GUX UHS-I SDHC card. Value for still images obtained under the following test conditions: photographs taken at intervals of 30 s with the built-in flash fired with every other shot and the camera turned off and then on after every ten shots. Value for movies obtained under the following test conditions: a series of 20 minute movies with a file size of up to

4 GB were recorded; recording was only interrupted when temperature warning was displayed.

The following can reduce battery life:

Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway

Repeated autofocus operations

Taking NEF (RAW) photographs

Slow shutter speeds

Using a wireless mobile adapter or Eye-Fi cards

Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses

Using zoom with power zoom lenses

To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon

EN-EL20 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

C (Auto mode) ............................. 9, 23

w (Creative mode) ..................10, 33

u (Best moment capture mode) . 9,

45

v (Advanced movie mode) ..10, 57

z (Motion Snapshot mode) ..... 9, 53

h (Scene auto selector) ............. 119

P

(Programmed auto) 34, 36, 57, 119

S

(Shutter-priority auto) ...34, 37, 57,

119

A

(Aperture-priority auto) 34, 38, 57,

119

M

(Manual) ................... 34, 39, 57, 119

j (Night landscape) .........................34

o (Night portrait) ..............................35

m (Backlighting) .........................35, 42

q (Soft) ..................................................35

r (Miniature effect) ........................35

s (Selective color) ............................35

y (Slow motion) ...............................62

c (Portrait) .........................................25

d (Landscape) ...................................25

f (Night portrait) .............................25

e (Close up) .......................................25

g (Night landscape) .......................25

Z (Auto) ..............................................25

U (flexible program) .........................36

G (menu) button ...... 7, 107, 117,

137, 141, 155

K (playback) button ..........29, 50, 56

O (delete) button ...30, 51, 56, 66, 85

J (OK) button ...................................... 6

& (feature) 11, 27, 33, 47, 55, 58, 62,

86

C (continuous shooting/self-timer) .

67, 69

E (exposure compensation) .........71

N (flash mode) ....................................73

L (Preset manual) ....................... 144

L (matrix) ..........................................123

M (centerweighted) .......................123

N (spot) ..............................................123

e (auto-area) ..................................133

c (single-point) .............................133

9 (subject tracking) ....................133

8 (Single frame) ............................... 67

Y (red-eye reduction) .................... 74 p (slow sync) .................................... 74 q (rear-curtain sync) ...................... 74

N (flash-ready indicator) ................. 72

A

AC adapter ............................... 163, 167

Accessories ........................................163

Active D-Lighting ............................126

Adobe RGB ........................................125

Advanced movie mode .... 10, 57, 58

AE lock ................................................159

AF ................................................ 128, 133

AF-A .....................................................128

AF-area mode ...................................133

AF-assist illuminator ......................135

AF-C .....................................................128

AF-F ......................................................128

AF-S ......................................................128

Aperture ........................................ 38, 39

Aperture-priority auto ..... 34, 38, 57,

119

Attaching the lens ............................ 18

Auto distortion control .................124

Auto image rotation ......................161

Auto mode ......................................9, 23

Auto power off ..........................19, 158

Auto-area (AF-area mode) ...........133

Autofocus ................................. 128, 133

Automatic scene selection ............ 25

Auto-select AF ..................................128

Available settings ............................174

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B

Background track ................ 56, 88, 98

Backlighting ................................. 35, 42

Basic info .....................................79, 158

Battery ............................13, 15, 22, 193

Beep .......................................24, 69, 158

Best moment capture mode ......... 45

Best shot ........................................ 47, 50

Body cap ........................................ 2, 164

Border ..................................................105

Brightness ..........................................150

Buffering ........................................ 48, 54

Built-in AF assist ...............................135

Built-in flash ........................................ 72

Bulb ........................................................ 40

C

Calendar ........................................ 83, 87

Calendar playback ............................ 83

Capture NX 2 ..................121, 153, 164

CEC .......................................................101

Center-weighted (Metering) .......123

Change theme .................................115

Charging a battery ............................ 13

Clock ......................................20, 21, 160

Clock battery ....................................... 21

Close up ................................................ 25

Color space ........................................125

Color temperature ..........................146

Compatible lens ..............................163

Computer ............................................. 91

Continuous AF ..................................128

Contrast .................................... 126, 150

Creating short movies .............. 97, 98

Creative mode .................................... 33

Crop ........................................... 105, 113

Custom Picture Control ....... 149, 152

D

Date and time ............................20, 160

Date format ................................20, 160

Daylight saving time ...............20, 160

DCF version 2.0 ...................... 125, 202

Defaults ..............................................178

Delete ........................ 30, 51, 56, 66, 85

Delete all images .............................. 85

Delete selected images .................. 85

Detailed display .......................... 4, 157

Detailed photo information .80, 158

Digital Print Order Format ...........202

Display ................................................157

Display brightness ..........................157

D-Lighting .........................................111

DPOF ................................ 104, 106, 202

DPOF print order ................... 104, 106

Dust shield .............................. 169, 170

E

Edit movie ..........................................114

Electronic VR .....................................128

Exif version 2.3 ....................... 125, 202

Exposure ........................... 71, 119, 123

Exposure compensation ................ 71

Exposure indicator ........................... 40

Exposure mode ...............................119

Eye-Fi ...................................................166

F

Face priority ...............................26, 135

Face-priority zoom .........................114

File format .........................................123

Fill flash ................................................. 74

Filter effects ............................ 150, 151

Fine-tuning white balance ..........143

Firmware version ............................162

Flash ..............................................72, 136

Flash compensation .......................136

Flash mode .......................................... 73

Flash range .......................................... 75

Flash-ready indicator ....................... 72

Flexible program ............................... 36

Flicker reduction .............................159

Focal length ................................. 26, 80

Focal length scale ....................26, 195

Focal plane mark ........................ 2, 132

Focus ..........................................128, 133

Focus area .................................. 24, 133

Focus lock .......................................... 134

Focus mode ...................................... 128

Format ......................................... 16, 156

Format memory card ............. 16, 156

Frame rate .........................79, 138, 139

FT1 ....................................................... 198

Full-frame playback ...................29, 79

Full-time AF ...................................... 128

G

Grid display ............................................ 5

H

H.264 ................................................... 191

HD movies ........................... 57, 58, 139

HDMI ..........................................100, 202

HDMI device control ..................... 101

HDMI-CEC ......................................... 101

HDR ........................................................42

High definition .......................100, 202

High ISO noise reduction ............ 154

Histogram ............................................81

Hue ...................................................... 150

I

Image processing menu .............. 141

Image quality ................................... 120

Image review ................................... 110

Image selection .............................. 109

Image size ......................................... 120

Index print ........................................ 104

ISO sensitivity .................................. 147

J

JPEG ..................................................... 120

L

Landscape .................................. 25, 148

Language ................................... 20, 160

Lens .................... 18, 26, 127, 163, 193

Lens cap ............................................. 196

Lens mount ....................................... 132

Live image control ............................ 27

Load from/save to card .................153

Long exposure NR ..........................127

M

Manual ...........................34, 39, 57, 119

Manual focus ....................................131

Matrix (Metering) ............................123

Maximum aperture .............. 193, 194

Memory card ...15, 17, 156, 165, 179

Memory card access lamp ............. 24

Memory card capacity ..................179

Metering .............................................123

Microphone ...............................59, 140

Miniature effect ................................. 35

Monitor .......................................... 4, 157

Monochrome ....................................148

Motion Snapshot mode .................. 53

Mount adapter ....................... 163, 198

MOV ..................................121, 123, 180

Movie before/after .........................122

Movie menu ......................................137

Movie settings ..................................139

Movie sound options .....................140

Movie-record button . 31, 43, 57, 59,

63

Movies ............................31, 43, 57, 139

Multi selector .........................................6

N

NEF ............................................. 120, 121

NEF (RAW) ................................ 120, 121

Neutral ................................................148

Night landscape ......................... 25, 34

Night portrait .............................. 25, 35

Nikon Transfer 2 ................................. 95

NMS ...................................121, 123, 180

Number of shots saved .................122

O

Optical VR ..........................................127

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Photo information ............................ 79

PictBridge ................................. 102, 202

Picture Control ....................... 148, 152

Pixel mapping ..................................162

Playback ........................................ 29, 79

Playback menu .................................107

Playback zoom ................................... 84

Portrait .........................................25, 148

Power connector ................... 163, 167

Power drive zoom switch ............... 26

Power switch ....................................... 19

Preset manual ......................... 142, 144

Press the shutter-release button all

the way down ............................ 24, 25

Press the shutter-release button

halfway ......................................... 24, 25

Print date ............................................106

Print DPOF print order ...................104

Printing ...............................................102

Programmed auto ......34, 36, 57, 119

Protect .................................................110

Q

Quick adjust ......................................150

R

Rating ...........................................86, 110

Rear-curtain sync .............................. 74

Red-eye reduction ............................ 74

Removing the lens from the camera

196

Reset file numbering .....................159

Reset movie options ......................138

Reset processing options .............142

Reset setup options .......................156

Reset shooting options .................119

Resize ...................................................112

Retractable lens barrel button .... 18,

19, 195

Rotate tall ...........................................110

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S

Saturation ..........................................150

Scene auto selector ........................119

Scene selection .................................. 34

SD card ...............................................165

Select images for printing ...........104

Selective color .................................... 35

Self-timer ...................................... 67, 69

Sensitivity ..........................................147

Setup menu ......................................155

Sharpening ........................................150

Shooting menu ................................117

Short Movie Creator ........... 91, 97, 98

Shutter button AE lock .................159

Shutter speed .............................. 37, 39

Shutter-priority auto 34, 37, 57, 119

Shutter-release button .... 24, 25, 46,

48, 54, 159

Single AF ............................................128

Single frame ........................................ 67

Single-point ......................................133

Size ................. 112, 120, 139, 188, 191

Slide show ........................................... 87

Slot empty release lock .................157

Slow motion ..............................62, 138

Slow sync ............................................. 74

Slow view ............................................. 45

Smart Photo Selector ...................... 47

Soft ......................................................... 35

Sound settings .................................158

Speaker ....................................................3

Spot (Metering) ...............................123

sRGB .....................................................125

Standard .............................................148

Strap ...................................................... 13

Subject tracking ..............................133

System requirements ...................... 93

T

Television ...........................................100

Temperature warnings ....................xvi

Theme ..........................................55, 115

Thumbnail playback .........................82

Time ............................................. 20, 160

Time stamp ....................................... 105

Time zone .......................................... 160

Time zone and date ....................... 160

Timer ......................................................67

Toning .......................................150, 151

Trimming movies ........................... 114

U

USB ........................................ 76, 95, 102

USB cable ................................... 95, 102

V

ViewNX 2 ..............................................91

Vivid .................................................... 148

Volume ...........................................65, 89

VR ......................................................... 127

W

Waterproof case .....................142, 163

White balance .................................. 142

Wind noise reduction ................... 140

Wireless mobile adapter ....... 76, 164

Z

Zoom guide .........................................26

Zoom ring .................................. 26, 195

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