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DIGITAL CAMERA
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To get the most from your camera, please be sure to read all
instructions thoroughly and keep them where they will be read
by all who use the product.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
use to prevent damage to the camera.
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This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
using the camera.
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The 1, 3, 4, and 2 symbols represent up, down, left, and right on the
multi selector.
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A For Your Safety
Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in
“For Your Safety” (0 xi–xiii).
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Table of Contents
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s Introduction
z Taking and Viewing Photographs
y Recording and Viewing Movies
# t, u, v, and w Modes
R Other Shooting Modes
t More on Photography
T Wi-Fi
I More on Playback
Q Connections
o The Playback Menu
i The Shooting Menu
( The Movie Menu
) The Image Processing Menu
g The Setup Menu
n Technical Notes
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0 92
0 119
0 129
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
Take photos with the shutter-release button.
See page 8 for more information.
Shoot movies with the movie-record button.
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Shutter-release button
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Movies can be recorded by
pressing the movie-record button in auto (0 38), creative
(0 49), t, u, v, w (0 69), and
advanced movie (0 59) modes.
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Movie-record button
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Download pictures to a computer.
Install the supplied software (0 141), and copy photos and
movies to your computer using ViewNX 2 (0 145).
View pictures in high definition.
Use an HDMI cable to connect the camera to an HDTV (0 148).
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Accessories
Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variety of interchangeable lenses and other accessories (0 221).
Flash units
Mount
adapters
Software for
Nikon digital
cameras
(available on CD)
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Lenses
Remote controls
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GPS units
Grips
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Electronic
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Getting the Most from Your Camera ......................................... ii
Accessories .............................................................................................. iii
For Your Safety.............................................................................. xi
Notices..........................................................................................xiv
Wireless ........................................................................................xix
Introduction
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Before You Begin ...........................................................................1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
Using the Vari-Angle Monitor ...................................................15
Using the Touch Screen..............................................................17
First Steps......................................................................................23
Attaching a Grip and Electronic Viewfinder...........................34
Taking and Viewing Photographs
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Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode) .........................38
Viewing Photographs .........................................................................41
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................43
Live Image Control...............................................................................47
Choosing a Creative Mode.........................................................49
Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation.....50
The Creative Palette ............................................................................52
HDR ...........................................................................................................53
Easy Panorama ......................................................................................54
Selective Color.......................................................................................57
Cross Process .........................................................................................58
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Recording and Viewing Movies
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Recording Movies ....................................................................... 59
Taking Photographs During Movie Recording ......................... 64
Viewing Movies .................................................................................... 65
Deleting Movies ................................................................................... 67
t, u, v, and w Modes
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t Programmed Auto ......................................................................... 70
u Shutter-Priority Auto ..................................................................... 71
v Aperture-Priority Auto.................................................................. 72
w Manual ............................................................................................... 73
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Other Shooting Modes
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u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture) ...............76
Choosing a Shot Manually (Active Selection)............................ 76
Choosing Your Moment (Slow View)............................................ 80
Letting the Camera Choose the Moment (Smart Photo
Selector).............................................................................................. 82
z Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes (Motion
Snapshot Mode).....................................................................87
Viewing Motion Snapshots .............................................................. 91
Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 91
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Continuous Mode........................................................................92
Self-Timer Modes ........................................................................94
Remote Control Photography .................................................. 96
Focus Mode .................................................................................. 99
Manual Focus ......................................................................................102
Exposure Compensation .........................................................104
The Built-in Flash.......................................................................105
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Optional Flash Units................................................................. 109
Attaching Flash Units....................................................................... 109
Taking Pictures................................................................................... 110
The GP-N100 GPS Unit............................................................. 113
Attaching the GP-N100 ................................................................... 113
Setup Menu Options........................................................................ 114
Tap Shooting Options.............................................................. 116
Auto and Creative Modes............................................................... 116
t, u, v, and w Modes................................................................... 116
Advanced Movie Mode................................................................... 117
Wi-Fi
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What Wi-Fi Can Do for You ..................................................... 119
Accessing the Camera ............................................................. 120
WPS (Android Only).......................................................................... 121
PIN Entry (Android Only) ................................................................ 122
SSID (Android and iOS) ................................................................... 123
Uploading Pictures to a Smart Device.................................. 125
Uploading Photos One at a Time ................................................ 125
Uploading Multiple Selected Photos ......................................... 127
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Thumbnail Playback ................................................................ 133
Calendar Playback.................................................................... 134
Playback Zoom.......................................................................... 135
Deleting Pictures ...................................................................... 136
Deleting the Current Picture......................................................... 136
The Playback Menu .......................................................................... 136
Rating Pictures .......................................................................... 137
Slide Shows................................................................................ 138
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Connections
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Installing the Supplied Software............................................141
System Requirements ......................................................................143
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer......................145
Transferring Pictures ........................................................................145
Viewing Pictures.................................................................................147
Viewing Pictures on TV ............................................................148
High-Definition Devices ..................................................................148
Printing Photographs...............................................................150
Connecting the Printer ....................................................................150
Printing Pictures One at a Time ....................................................151
Printing Multiple Pictures ...............................................................153
Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set.......................................155
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The Playback Menu
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Selecting Multiple Images..............................................................158
Image Review.............................................................................159
Rotate Tall...................................................................................159
Protect.........................................................................................159
Rating ..........................................................................................160
D-Lighting...................................................................................160
Resize...........................................................................................161
Crop .............................................................................................162
Edit Movie...................................................................................163
Combine 4-Second Movies......................................................165
Combine NMS Movies ..............................................................166
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The Shooting Menu
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Exposure Mode ......................................................................... 170
Image Quality............................................................................ 171
Image Size.................................................................................. 172
Active Selection ........................................................................ 174
Number of Shots Saved........................................................... 175
Movie Before/After................................................................... 175
File Format................................................................................. 176
Soft .............................................................................................. 176
Toy Camera Effect..................................................................... 177
Metering..................................................................................... 177
Auto Distortion Control........................................................... 178
Color Space................................................................................ 178
Active D-Lighting...................................................................... 179
Long Exposure NR .................................................................... 180
Interval Timer Shooting .......................................................... 181
Optical VR................................................................................... 183
Electronic VR.............................................................................. 184
AF-Area Mode ........................................................................... 185
Built-in AF Assist ....................................................................... 186
Flash Control ............................................................................. 187
Flash Compensation ................................................................ 188
The Movie Menu
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Slow Motion............................................................................... 191
Frame Size/Frame Rate............................................................ 192
Movie Sound Options .............................................................. 193
Auto Image Capture................................................................. 194
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The Image Processing Menu
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White Balance ............................................................................196
Fine-Tuning White Balance............................................................197
Preset Manual .....................................................................................198
ISO Sensitivity ............................................................................201
Picture Control...........................................................................202
Modifying Picture Controls ............................................................202
Custom Picture Control............................................................206
Edit/Save...............................................................................................206
Load from/Save to Card ..................................................................207
High ISO Noise Reduction .......................................................208
The Setup Menu
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Format Memory Card ...............................................................211
Slot Empty Release Lock ..........................................................211
Display.........................................................................................211
Display Brightness.............................................................................211
Viewfinder Brightness......................................................................212
Grid Display..........................................................................................212
Playback Highlight Display ............................................................212
Silent Photography...................................................................212
Sound Settings ..........................................................................212
Auto Power Off ..........................................................................213
Remote on Duration .................................................................213
Assign AE/AF-L Button .............................................................214
Autoexposure Lock ...........................................................................214
Focus Lock............................................................................................216
Flicker Reduction.......................................................................217
Reset File Numbering ...............................................................218
Time Zone and Date .................................................................218
Auto Image Rotation ................................................................219
Pixel Mapping ............................................................................220
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Technical Notes
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Optional Accessories ............................................................... 221
Approved Memory Cards ............................................................... 224
Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ..................... 225
Storage and Cleaning .............................................................. 227
Storage.................................................................................................. 227
Cleaning................................................................................................ 227
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions ..................... 228
Available Settings..................................................................... 232
Defaults ...................................................................................... 235
Memory Card Capacity ............................................................ 236
Troubleshooting....................................................................... 239
Battery/Display................................................................................... 239
Shooting (All Modes) ....................................................................... 240
Shooting (t, u, v, and w Modes) ............................................ 241
Movies ................................................................................................... 242
Tap Shooting Options ..................................................................... 242
Playback................................................................................................ 242
Wi-Fi (Wireless Networks)............................................................... 243
Miscellaneous..................................................................................... 243
Error Messages.......................................................................... 244
Specifications ............................................................................ 247
Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera ............................................................. 247
Battery Life........................................................................................... 265
Index ........................................................................................... 266
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will
read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions
listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnA This
ings before using this Nikon product.
A Do not look at the sun through the view-
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to water or handle with wet hands.
Failure to keep the product dry could
result in damage to the product, fire,
or electric shock, while handling the
product with wet hands could result
in electric shock.
A Do not disassemble. Touching the prod-
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finder. Viewing the sun or other
strong light source through the viewfinder could cause permanent visual
impairment.
A Keep dry. Do not immerse in or expose
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❚❚WARNINGS
A Keep the sun out of the frame. Keep the
sun well out of the frame when
shooting backlit subjects. Sunlight
focused into the camera when the
sun is in or close to the frame could
cause a fire.
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A Turn off immediately in the event of mal-
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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.
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.
uct’s internal parts could result in
injury. In the event of malfunction,
the product should be repaired only
by a qualified technician. Should the
product break open as the result of a
fall or other accident, remove the battery and/or AC adapter and then take
the product to a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in injury. In addition, note that small
parts constitute a choking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of
this equipment, consult a physician
immediately.
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A Do not place the strap around the neck of 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. The flash should be no
less than one meter (3 ft 4 in.) from
the subject. Particular care should
be observed when photographing
infants.
an infant or child. Placing the camera
strap around the neck of an infant or
child could result in strangulation.
A Follow the instructions of airline and hos-
A 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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pital personnel. This camera transmits
radio frequencies that could interfere
with medical equipment or aircraft
navigation. Disable the wireless network feature before boarding an aircraft, and turn the camera off during
take off and landing. In medical facilities, follow staff instructions regarding the use of wireless devices.
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A Do not carry tripods with a lens or camera
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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.
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A Do not remain in contact with the camera,
A Do not leave the product where it will be
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exposed to extremely high temperatures,
such as in an enclosed automobile or in
direct sunlight. Failure to observe this
precaution could cause damage or
fire.
A Do not aim the flash at the operator of a
motor vehicle. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in accidents.
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attached. You could trip or accidentally
strike others, resulting in injury.
A 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.
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• 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 injury
or product malfunction due to fire
or 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.
A Use appropriate cables. When connect-
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• 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 rg 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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A Observe proper precautions when handling
the charger:
• Keep dry. Failure to observe this precaution could result in injury or
product malfunction due to fire or
electric shock.
• Do not short the charger terminals.
Failure to observe this precaution
could result in overheating and
damage to the charger.
ing cables to the input and output
jacks, use only the cables provided or
sold by Nikon for the purpose to
maintain compliance with product
regulations.
A CD-ROMs: CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not be
played back on audio CD equipment.
Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD
player could cause hearing loss or
damage the equipment.
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Notices
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• No part of the manuals included • Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be repro- damages resulting from the use of
duced, transmitted, transcribed, this product.
stored in a retrieval system, or trans- • While every effort has been made to
lated into any language in any form, ensure that the information in these
by any means, without Nikon’s prior manuals is accurate and complete,
written permission.
we would appreciate it were you to
• Nikon reserves the right to change bring any errors or omissions to the
the specifications of the hardware attention of the Nikon representaand software described in these tive in your area (address provided
manuals at any time and without separately).
prior notice.
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Notice for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
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Notice for Customers in Europe
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This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be collected separately.
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CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
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The following apply only to
The following apply only to
users in European countries:
users in European countries:
• All batteries, whether marked with
• This product is designated for sepa- this symbol or not, are designated
rate collection at an appropriate col- for separate collection at an approlection point. Do not dispose of as priate collection point. Do not dishousehold waste.
pose of as household waste.
• Separate collection and recycling • For more information, contact the
helps conserve natural resources retailer or the local authorities in
and prevent negative consequences charge of waste management.
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.
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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.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable pro- CAUTIONS
tection against harmful interference in Modifications
a residential installation. This equip- The FCC requires the user be notified
ment generates, uses, and can radiate that any changes or modifications
radio frequency energy and, if not made to this device that are not
installed and used in accordance with expressly approved by Nikon Corpothe instructions, may cause harmful ration may void the user’s authority to
interference to radio communications. operate the equipment.
However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particu- Interface Cables
lar installation. If this equipment does Use the interface cables sold or procause harmful interference to radio or vided by Nikon for your equipment.
television reception, which can be Using other interface cables may
determined by turning the equipment exceed the limits of Class B Part 15 of
off and on, the user is encouraged to 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
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Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may
be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • Cautions on certain copies and reproductions
or reproduced
Do not copy or reproduce paper The government has issued cautions
money, coins, securities, govern- on copies or reproductions of securiment bonds, or local government ties issued by private companies
bonds, even if such copies or repro- (shares, bills, checks, gift certificates,
etc.), commuter passes, or coupon
ductions are stamped “Sample.”
tickets, except when a minimum of
The copying or reproduction of
necessary copies are to be provided
paper money, coins, or securities
for business use by a company. Also,
which are circulated in a foreign
do not copy or reproduce passports
country is prohibited.
issued by the government, licenses
Unless the prior permission of the issued by public agencies and prigovernment has been obtained, the vate groups, ID cards, and tickets,
copying or reproduction of unused such as passes and meal coupons.
postage stamps or post cards issued
• Comply with copyright notices
by the government is prohibited.
The copying or reproduction of
The copying or reproduction of copyrighted creative works such as
stamps issued by the government books, music, paintings, woodcuts,
and of certified documents stipu- prints, maps, drawings, movies, and
lated by law is prohibited.
photographs is governed by
national and international copyright
laws. Do not use this product for the
purpose of making illegal copies or
to infringe copyright laws.
AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (I) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (II) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
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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). Wi-Fi settings can be reset to
default values by selecting Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi connection type > Reset Wi-Fi settings in the setup menu (0 124). Care should be taken to avoid injury when
physically destroying data storage devices.
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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.
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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.
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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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D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories
Only Nikon brand accessories certified by Nikon specifically for use
with your Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within its operational and safety requirements. THE USE OF NON-NIKON
ACCESSORIES COULD DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YOUR NIKON WARRANTY.
D Servicing the Camera and Accessories
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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 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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As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information,
tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice
on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be
available from the Nikon representative in your area. For contact information, visit http://imaging.nikon.com/
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Wireless
This product, which contains encryption software developed in the United
States, is controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations
and may not be exported or re-exported to any country to which the United
States embargoes goods. The following countries are currently subject to
embargo: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
Notices for Customers in the U. S. A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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FCC WARNING
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications
made to this device that are not expressly approved by Nikon Corporation
may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement
Note: 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 equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful 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 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/TV technician for help.
Co-location
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
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Notices for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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FCC/IC RF Exposure Statement
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are
associated with using low power wireless devices. There is no proof, however,
that these low power wireless devices are absolutely safe. Low power Wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the microwave
range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects
(by heating tissue), exposure of low-level RF that does not produce heating
effects causes no known adverse health effects. Many studies of low-level RF
exposures have not found any biological effects. Some studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not
been confirmed by additional research. The 1 V3, which is equipped with a
LBWA1ZZYM6 (FCC ID:VPYLBYM / IC ID:772C-LBYM) wireless LAN module, has
been tested and found to comply with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set
forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC
radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. Please refer to the SAR test report that
was uploaded to FCC website.
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Notices for Customers in Europe
Hereby, Nikon Corporation, declares that the 1 V3 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC. The declaration of conformity may be consulted at http://imaging.nikon.com/support/pdf/DoC_1V3.pdf
Notice for Customers in Singapore
Trade Name:
Model: 1 V3
This device complies with radio-frequency regulations. The content of certification labels not affixed to the device is given below.
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Complies with
IDA Standards
DA104328
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Security
Although one of the benefits of this product is that it allows others to freely
connect for the wireless exchange of data anywhere within its range, the following may occur if security is not enabled:
• Data theft: Malicious third-parties may intercept wireless transmissions to
steal user IDs, passwords, and other personal information.
• Unauthorized access: Unauthorized users may gain access to the network
and alter data or perform other malicious actions. Note that due the design
of wireless networks, specialized attacks may allow unauthorized access
even when security is enabled.
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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 Mounting mark ...................................27
2 Sub-command dial...................... 72, 73
3 Shutter-release
button .................44, 64, 78, 81, 83, 88
4 Movie-record button ................. 59, 60
5 Power switch........................................29
6 Mode dial................................................ 8
7 Focal plane mark (E) ..................... 103
8 Eyelet for camera strap......................23
9 Flash pop-up button....................... 105
10 AF-assist illuminator ....................... 186
Self-timer lamp....................................95
Red-eye reduction lamp ................ 106
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11 External microphone connector
cover
12 Lens release button............................28
13 Infrared receiver.................. 96, 97, 241
14 Lens mount ..........................................27
15 Microphone........................................193
16 Dust shield.................................227, 228
17 Body cap .............................................223
18 Multi accessory port.........35, 109, 113
19 Multi accessory port
cover ...................................34, 109, 113
20 Built-in flash.......................................105
21 Connector for external
microphone ......................................222
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1 O (delete) button.......................43, 136 11 Battery-chamber cover ..... 24, 25, 225
2 $ (display) button......................... 6 12 Battery-chamber cover
3 G (menu) button ........................10
latch...................................... 24, 25, 225
4 K (playback) button ............41, 85, 91 13 Grip connector cover ......................... 36
5 Fn1 button ............................................14 14 Tripod socket *
6 Multi selector......................................... 9 15 Vari-angle monitor.......5, 15, 129, 211
J (OK) button....................................... 9 16 Speaker
% (focus mode) ................................99 17 A (AE/AF lock) button .................214
E (exposure compensation)..........104 18 Power lamp .......................................... 29
M (flash mode)...................................105 19 Main command dial/
C (continuous shooting/
Fn2 button.............. 14, 41, 71, 73, 102
self-timer)...............................92, 94, 96 20 HDMI connector................................148
7 Memory card slot/connector
21 USB connector..........................145, 150
cover .............................................. 24, 26 22 Memory card slot................................ 24
8 & (feature) button .............................12 23 Battery latch......................... 24, 25, 225
9 Memory card access lamp ......... 26, 40 24 Grip connector .................................... 36
10 Power connector cover
for optional power connector ......225
* Camera does not support TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer.
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A 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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5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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21 “k” (appears when memory remains
for over 1000 exposures)................. 33
22 Number of exposures remaining.... 33
Number of shots remaining
before memory buffer fills .............. 93
White balance recording
indicator ............................................199
Card warning indicator ..........211, 244
23 Time available ..................................... 60
24 ISO sensitivity ....................................201
25 ISO sensitivity indicator ..................201
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator ........201
26 Aperture......................................... 72, 73
27 Shutter speed ............................... 71, 73
28 Metering .............................................177
29 Battery indicator * ............................... 33
30 Sound settings * ................................212
31 Satellite signal indicator * ..............115
32 Autoexposure (AE)/autofocus (AF)
lock indicator....................................214
33 Tap shooting options.......................116
34 Auto image capture .........................194
35 Microphone sensitivity * .................193
36 Time elapsed ....................................... 60
37 Recording indicator ........................... 60
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1 Shooting mode ..................................... 8
2 Live image control..............................47
Creative mode ....................................49
Best moment capture
selection .................................76, 80, 82
Advanced movie selection ........ 59, 62
Exposure mode .................................170
3 Flexible program indicator...............70
4 Flash mode.........................................106
5 Self-timer ..............................................94
Remote control mode .......................96
Continuous mode * ............................92
6 Active D-Lighting * ...........................179
7 Picture Control * ................................202
8 White balance * .................................196
9 Frame size/frame rate......................192
10 Image size * ........................................172
11 Image quality * ..................................171
12 Focus mode * .......................................99
13 AF-area mode * ..................................185
14 Face-priority * .............................45, 169
15 Auto distortion control
indicator ............................................178
16 Focus area....................................39, 185
17 AF-area brackets * ...............................99
18 Flash compensation.........................188
19 Exposure compensation .................104
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* Available only in detailed display (0 6).
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
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The $ (Display) Button
Press $ to cycle through shooting
(0 5) and playback (0 129) indicators as
shown below.
$ button
❚❚ Shooting
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Detailed display
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Simplified display
Virtual horizon *
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* Displayed only in modes other than Creative Palette.
A Recording Area
The area recorded during movie recording is shown by guides in the
display; the appearance of the guides depends on the option selected
for Electronic VR (0 184) in movie menu.
Electronic vibration reduction off
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Electronic vibration reduction on
❚❚ Playback
Simple photo info
Detailed photo info
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* Displayed only when On is selected for the Display > Playback highlight
display option in the setup menu (0 212).
A Virtual Horizon
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Display roll and pitch information based on information from the camera tilt sensor. If the camera is tilted neither left nor right, the roll reference line will turn green, while if the camera is tilted neither forward
nor back, the dot in the center of the display will turn green. Each division on the rolling display is equivalent to 5°, while each division on the
pitch display is equivalent to 10°.
Camera level
Camera tilted left or
right
Camera tilted forward
or back
D Tilting the Camera
The virtual horizon display is not accurate when the camera is tilted at
a sharp angle forward or back. If the camera is unable to measure tilt,
the amount of tilt will not be displayed.
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The Mode Dial
The camera offers a choice of the following shooting modes:
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Mode dial
C Auto mode (0 38): Let the camera pick the settings for photographs
and movies.
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w Creative mode (0 49): For photographs in which you
want to use special effects or match settings to the scene.
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v Advanced movie mode (0 59): Choose an exposure mode and adjust shutter-speed or aperture
or record movies in slow or fast motion or with
other special effects.
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z Motion Snapshot mode (0 87): Each time the
shutter is released, the camera records a still
image and about 1.6 s of movie footage.
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u Best moment capture mode (0 76): Choose Active
Selection to select the best picture from 40 shots in
temporary storage, Slow view to choose the best timing for the shot while the scene plays back in slow
motion, or Smart Photo Selector to let the camera
pick the best shot based on composition and movement.
t, u, v, and w modes (0 69): Control shutter speed and aperture for
advanced photographic effects.
• t: Programmed auto (0 70)
• v: Aperture-priority auto (0 72)
• u: Shutter-priority auto (0 71) • w: Manual (0 73)
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The Multi Selector
The multi selector and J button are used
to adjust settings and navigate the camera menus.
Multi selector
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View focus mode menu (0 99).
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Settings: E
View exposure compensation menu
(0 104).
Menu navigation: 2
Select highlighted item
or display sub-menu.
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Return to previous
menu.
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View continuous
shooting/self-timer/
remote control menu
(0 92, 94, 96).
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View flash mode menu (0 105).
Menu navigation: 3
Move cursor down.
A The Multi Selector
Items can be highlighted by rotating the multi selector
as shown at right.
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The G Button
Most shooting, playback, and setup
options can be accessed from the camera
menus. To view the menus, press the
G button.
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Menu options
Options in current menu.
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Choose from the following menus:
K Playback menu (0 156)
C w t u v w u z Shooting menu (0 167)
1 Movie menu (0 189)
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B Setup menu (0 209)
x Wi-Fi menu (0 119)
Slider shows position in current
menu.
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❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector (0 9) to navigate
the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, setup, and Wi-Fi menus.
Multi selector
1 Select a menu.
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Press 1 or 3 to highlight tabs and
press 2 to position the cursor in the
highlighted menu.
2 Select an item.
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Press 1 or 3 to highlight menu items
and press 2 to view options for the
highlighted item.
3 Select an option.
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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 (0 232). To exit the menus and return to
shooting mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (0 44).
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The & (Feature) Button
To display the feature menu and adjust
camera settings or access playback
options, press the & button.
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& menu (playback)
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& menu (shooting mode)
1 Select an item.
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Use the multi selector to highlight an
item and press J to display options
(to exit the & menu, press the shutterrelease button halfway as described
on page 44 or highlight 1 and press
J).
2 Select an option.
Highlight the desired option or value
and press J to select.
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A The & Menu
The & menu is context-sensitive: its contents vary with camera settings
or the type of image displayed; options that are currently unavailable
are shown in gray. The & menu is not available in auto mode.
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The Function Buttons (Fn1 and Fn2)
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The Fn1 and Fn2 buttons can be used for
quick recall of frequently-used settings
during shooting. To choose the roles
these buttons play, go to Assign Fn button in the setup menu (0 209), highlight
the desired button, press 2, and choose
from the following options:
Fn2 button
Fn1 button
• ISO sensitivity (0 201)
• Picture Control (0 202)
• AF-area mode (0 185)
• Movie-record button
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(0 104)
• Metering (0 177)
• White balance (0 196)
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used to start and end movie recording (0 60).
Fn3 button
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Users of the optional grip (0 36) can also
choose the role played by the Fn3 button.
A Default Settings
At default settings, the Fn1, Fn2, and Fn3 buttons are respectively
assigned white balance, ISO sensitivity, and movie recording functions.
A The Fn2 Button
The main command dial doubles as the Fn2
button. To access the function assigned to
the Fn2 button, press the command dial.
Fn2 button
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Using the Vari-Angle Monitor
The monitor can be angled and rotated as shown below.
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Low-angle shots: Frame shots with
the camera close to the ground.
Once in the low-angle position,
the monitor can be further lowered.
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High-angle shots: Frame shots
while holding the camera over
your head.
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D Using the Monitor
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use force. Failure to observe these precautions could damage the camera or monitor. If the camera is mounted on a tripod, care should be
taken to ensure that the monitor does not contact the tripod.
Do not touch the area to the rear of the
monitor. Failure to observe this precaution
could cause product malfunction.
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not to touch this area.
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Using the Touch Screen
The touch-sensitive monitor supports the following operations:
Tap
Tap the monitor.
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Slide a finger over the monitor.
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Flick a finger a short distance across the
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Place two fingers on the monitor and
move them apart or pinch them together.
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A The Touch Screen
The touch screen responds to static electricity and may not respond
when covered with third-party protective films or when touched with
fingernails or gloved hands. Do not use excessive force or touch the
screen with sharp objects.
A Using the Touch Screen
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The camera may not recognize a tap if you leave your finger on the
screen too long. It may not recognize other gestures if your touch is too
soft, your fingers are moved too quickly or too short a distance or do
not remain in contact with the screen, or if the movement of the two
fingers in a pinch or stretch is not correctly coordinated.
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❚❚ Taking Pictures
The touch screen can be used for the following shooting operations.
In auto, creative, t, u, v, and w
modes, you can focus and take a
picture by tapping your subject in
the display.
Focus (tap
shooting)
In advanced movie mode, you
can focus by tapping your subject
in the display.
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Adjust
settings
Tap highlighted icons to view settings and tap icons or sliders to
change (the items available vary
with camera settings). Tap 0 to
save changes and exit, or tap 2 to
return to the previous display.
A Tap Shooting Options
Tap shooting options can be
adjusted by tapping the icon
shown at right (0 116).
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❚❚ Viewing Pictures
The touch screen can be used for the following playback operations.
View other
images
Flick left or right to view other
images.
View movies
or panoramas
Tap the on-screen guide to start
movie or panorama playback
(movies are indicated by a 1
icon). Tap the display to pause or
resume.
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Guide
View other
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Zoom in
View
thumbnails
Use stretch and pinch gestures to
zoom in and out and slide to
scroll. You can also double-tap a
picture in full-frame playback to
zoom in and double-tap again to
exit zoom (0 135).
To “zoom out” to a thumbnail
view (0 133), use a pinch gesture
in full-frame playback. Use pinch
and stretch to choose the number
of images displayed from 4, 9, or
16 frames.
Flick left or right to view other
months in the calendar display
(0 134).
Various operations can be performed by tapping on-screen
guides.
Use
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The touch screen can be used for the following menu operations.
Slide up or down to scroll.
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menu
Adjust
settings
Tap menu items to display
options and tap icons or sliders to
change. Tap 2 to return to the
previous display.
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❚❚ The & Menu
The touch screen can be used to adjust settings in the & menu.
Adjust
settings
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Tap menu items to display
options and tap icons or sliders to
change. Tap 0 to save changes
and exit, or tap 2 to return to the
previous display.
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First Steps
1 Attach the camera strap.
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
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charging
Charging
complete
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Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is
complete.
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A 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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3 Insert the battery.
Insert the battery in the orientation shown, using the battery
to keep the orange battery latch pressed to one side. The
latch locks the battery in place when the battery is fully
inserted.
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16GB
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The camera stores pictures on microSD, microSDHC, and
microSDXC memory cards (available separately; 0 224).
Check to be sure the card is in the correct orientation and
then slide the card until it clicks into place. Do not attempt to
insert the card at an angle; failure to observe this precaution
could damage the product.
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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.
A Removing the Battery
To remove the battery, turn the camera off
and open the battery-chamber cover.
Press the battery latch in the direction
shown by the arrow to release the battery
and then remove the battery by hand.
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Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages xi–xiii and 228–
231 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).
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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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A Formatting Memory Cards
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If this is the first time the memory card
will be used in the camera or if the card
has been formatted in another device,
select Format memory card in the setup
menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format the card (0 211). 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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Turn the camera off and confirm that the
memory card access lamp is off, then
open the memory card slot/connector
cover and press the card in to eject it (q).
The card can then be removed by hand
(w). Care should be taken to prevent the
card popping from the camera when
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D Memory Cards
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• 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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5 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 PD-ZOOM. When using the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM, be sure not touch the lens cover (0 256);
failure to observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.
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rear lens cap
Mounting mark (camera)
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removal. To remove the lens, turn the
camera off, then press and hold the lens
release button (q) while turning the lens
clockwise (w). After removing the lens,
replace the camera body cap, the rear
lens cap, and, if applicable, the front lens
cap.
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Zoom ring
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Lenses with retractable lens barrel buttons can not be used when retracted. To
unlock and extend the lens, readying the
camera for use, keep the retractable lens
barrel button pressed (q) while rotating
the zoom ring as shown (w). The lens can
be retracted and the zoom ring locked by
pressing the 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.
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Retractable lens barrel
button
6 Turn the camera on.
Rotate the power switch to turn the
camera on. The power lamp will
briefly light green and the monitor will
turn on. If the lens is equipped with a
front lens cap, remove the cap before
shooting. If a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM lens is attached,
the lens will automatically extend
when the camera is turned on and
retract when the camera is turned off.
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To turn the camera off, rotate the power switch again. The monitor
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A Auto Power Off
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If no operations are performed for about a minute, the displays will
turn off and the power lamp start to flash (if desired, the delay
before the displays turn off automatically can be changed using the
Auto power off option in the setup menu; 0 213). The camera can
be reactivated by operating the shutter-release button. If no operations are performed for about three minutes after the displays have
turned off, the camera will turn off automatically.
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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
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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7 Choose a language.
A language-selection dialog will be
displayed the first time the camera is
turned on. Use the multi selector and
J button (0 9) to choose a language.
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8 Set the clock.
Use the multi selector and J button
(0 9) to set the time and date. Note
that the camera uses a 24-hour clock.
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format and press J.
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Press 1 or 3 to highlight daylight Press 4 or 2 to highlight items
saving time option and press J. and press 1 or 3 to change. Press
J to exit to shooting display when
setup is complete.
Note: Language and clock can be changed at any time using Language
(0 210) and Time zone and date (0 218) 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.
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The camera clock is powered by an independent, rechargeable
power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery
is installed or the camera is powered by an optional power connector and AC adapter (0 222). 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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9 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
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Battery fully charged or
partially discharged;
NO ICON
level shown by L or
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display (0 6).
Low battery. Ready
fully-charged battery or
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prepare to charge
battery.
Cannot take pictures. Battery exhausted;
Insert fully-charged shutter-release
battery.
disabled. Insert charged
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❚❚ 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 24) or delete some
photos (0 136).
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Attaching a Grip and Electronic Viewfinder
If desired, the camera can be used with an optional grip and
electronic viewfinder (0 221). Manuals are not provided; users
of these accessories will need to read following instructions in
their entirety before proceeding.
Attaching an Electronic Viewfinder
Viewfinder eyepiece
Diopter adjustment
control
Display-selection button
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1 Remove the multi-accessory port cover.
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shown. Be sure to replace the cover
when the port is not in use.
2 Remove the connector cover.
Remove the connector cover from the
electronic viewfinder. Be sure to
replace the cover when the viewfinder
is not in use.
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3 Attach the viewfinder.
After confirming that the camera is off,
slide the signal contact into the multiaccessory port until it latches.
D Handling the Viewfinder
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attached, the shocks and vibration to which the camera may be
exposed during transport or when placed in a bag could damage
the camera or viewfinder. To remove the viewfinder, confirm that
the camera is off and then press and hold the latch release buttons
while detaching the viewfinder from the multi accessory port.
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precaution could cause product malfunction.
A Using the Viewfinder
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Use the viewfinder when bright ambient lighting conditions make
it difficult to see the display in the monitor. When you put your eye
to the viewfinder, the eye sensor will turn the viewfinder on and
the monitor off (note that the sensor responds to more than just
your eyes; when using the monitor, keep your fingers and other
objects from the sensor). You can also use the display-selection
button to cycle through display settings as follows: automatic display selection (Eye sensor on); viewfinder on, monitor off (Eye
sensor off ); and monitor on, viewfinder off. The eye sensor is reenabled automatically each time the camera is turned on. While
the viewfinder is on, you can use the $ button to view or hide
indicators (0 6).
A Viewfinder Focus
If you find that the icons and other indicators displayed in the viewfinder seem
blurry, rotate the diopter adjustment control until the display is in sharp focus. When
operating the control with your eye to the
viewfinder, be careful not to put your fingers or fingernails in your eyes.
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Attaching a Grip
Fn3 button (0 14)
Shutter-release button
Connector
cover holder
Connector cap
Signal contact
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Mounting screw
Tripod socket
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1 Remove the grip connector cover.
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Remove the grip connector cover
from the bottom of the camera and
place it in the holder. Be sure to
replace the cover when the grip is not
in use.
Connector cover holder
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2 Remove the connector cap.
Remove the grip connector cap. Be
sure to replace the cap when the grip
is not in use.
3 Attach the grip.
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grip as shown and tighten the knob by rotating it in the
LOCK2 direction, keeping the grip held in place so that the
grip signal contact slides straight into the camera grip connector.
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A Removing the Grip
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To remove the grip, confirm that the camera is off and then loosen
the mounting screw by rotating the knob in the direction opposite
to that shown by the LOCK indicator.
D Handling the Grip
Do not touch the signal contacts. Failure to observe this precaution
could cause product malfunction.
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zTaking and Viewing Photographs
This chapter describes how to take, view, and delete photographs in auto and creative mode.
Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode)
1 Turn the camera on.
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Follow the steps below to take photographs in auto mode, a
“point-and-shoot” mode in which the camera automatically
detects the subject type and adjusts settings according to the
subject and situation.
2 Select C mode.
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3 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.
Shutter speeds slow when lighting is
poor; use of the built-in flash (0 105)
or a tripod is recommended.
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Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
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Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus. If
the subject is poorly lit, the
AF-assist illuminator
(0 186) may light to assist
the focus operation.
If the camera is able to focus, the selected Focus area
focus area will be highlighted in green
and a beep will sound (a beep may not
sound if the subject is moving).
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red.
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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 the battery until the
lamp has gone out and
recording is complete.
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A The Framing Grid
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Viewing Photographs
Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
K button
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Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to view additional pictures.
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To zoom in on the center of the current
image, rotate the main command dial to
the right (0 135). Rotate left to zoom out.
To view multiple images, rotate the dial
left when the picture is displayed full
frame (0 133).
Main command dial
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 12)
The following options can be accessed by pressing & when a photo is
displayed:
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1 Start slide show ................................ 138
2 Wi-Fi upload ...................................... 125
3 Protect ................................................ 159
4 Rating.................................................. 160
5 Crop..................................................... 162
6 Resize .................................................. 161
7 D-Lighting.......................................... 160
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Deleting Pictures
To delete the current picture, press O. Note that once deleted, pictures 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.
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Press O again to delete the picture and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the picture.
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A The Shutter-Release Button
The camera has a two-stage shutter-release button. The camera
focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To take the
photograph, press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.
Focus: Press halfway
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Shoot: Press the rest
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A Taking Several Photographs in Succession
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can take additional photographs without refocusing by keeping the
shutter-release button pressed halfway between shots.
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In auto mode, the camera automatically ana- Scene icon
lyzes the subject and selects the appropriate
scene. The selected scene is shown in the
monitor.
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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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A Using a Zoom Lens
Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subject so that it fills a larger area
of the frame, or zoom out to increase the area visible in the final photograph. During movie recording with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–
5.6 PD-ZOOM, the zoom rate is unaffected by the speed with which the
ring is rotated.
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom ring
Zoom guide
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T to zoom in and to W to zoom out. The speed
with which the camera zooms in and out varies with how far you slide the switch. The
zoom position is shown by the zoom guide in
the display.
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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).
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in auto mode, see page 232.
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A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu (0 136) can be used to delete
selected pictures, all pictures, or pictures taken on selected dates.
A See Also
See page 212 for information on silencing the beep that sounds when
the camera focuses or the shutter is released. For information on toggling photo info on or off, see page 7. See page 138 for information on
slide shows.
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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 J to display
the live image control menu, then 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.
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Active D-Lighting: Preserve details in highlights and shadows for natural contrast.
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Increase effect
Reduce effect
Background softening: Soften background
details to make your subject stand out, or
bring both background and foreground
into focus.
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Soften background
Background sharp
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Freeze motion
Motion control: Suggest motion by blurring
moving objects, or “freeze” motion to
capture moving objects clearly.
Blur motion
Blur motion
Brighter
Brightness control: Make pictures brighter
or darker.
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optional flash units can not be used when live image control is in effect.
Pressing the movie-record button cancels live image control.
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Choosing a Creative Mode
Choose creative mode to match settings to the subject or situation or take photos using special effects.
1 Select w mode.
Rotate the mode dial to w (creative).
2 Choose an option.
& button
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menu, then highlight Creative and
press J. Highlight an option suited to
your subject and creative intent
(0 50) and press J.
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Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation
Choose a creative mode according to the subject or situation:
Option
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Rotate the palette to choose creative effects while
Creative Palette (4)
previewing them in the display (0 52).
HDR (5)
Photograph high-contrast scenes (0 53).
Shoot panoramas for later viewing on the camera
Easy panorama (p)
(0 54).
Shoot photographs with a soft filter effect. Use the &
(Feature) menu (0 51) to select the amount of softSoft (q)
ening and to choose how softening applies to portraits (0 176).
The top and bottom of each photo is blurred so that
the subject appears to have been a diorama photoMiniature effect (r)
graphed at short range. Works best when shooting
from a high vantage point.
Take photos in which only a selected hue appears in
Selective color (s)
color (0 57).
Choose a base color to create photographs with difCross process (6)
ferent hues (0 58).
Alter color saturation and reduce peripheral illumiToy camera effect (7) nation for a toy camera effect (0 177). The effect can
be adjusted using the & menu (0 51).
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 12)
Pressing & in creative mode displays the items listed below. The items
available vary with the option selected for creative mode (0 50).
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3 Shutter speed................................71, 73
4 Aperture .........................................72, 73
5 ISO sensitivity.................................... 201
6 Image size .......................................... 172
Filter strength.................................... 176
Portrait................................................ 176
Select color .......................................... 57
Hue ........................................................ 58
Saturation .......................................... 177
Vignetting .......................................... 177
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The Creative Palette
To choose a creative effect, rotate the multi selector or use a finger to rotate the creative palette in the monitor. The selected
effect is visible in the monitor and changes gradually as the palette is rotated.
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creative palette, tap 4). The built-in flash and optional flash
units can not be used.
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The camera automatically adjusts settings to suit the subject and situation. The effects available vary with the type of subject detected. To
reset the palette, press J or tap Reset while the creative palette is displayed.
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HDR
Details in highlights and shadows are preserved using HDR (high
dynamic range). Each time the shutter-release 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 and optional flash units
do not fire. Some time may be required to process the pictures;
the final photograph will be displayed when processing is complete.
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Combined HDR
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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.
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Easy Panorama
Follow the steps below to shoot panoramas. During shooting,
the camera focuses using auto-area AF (0 185); face detection
(0 45) is not available. Exposure compensation (0 104) can be
used, but the built-in flash and optional flash units will not fire.
1 Set focus and exposure.
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Frame the start of the panorama and press the shutter-release button halfway.
Guides will appear in the
display.
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Press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way
down and then lift your finger from the button. 1, 3,
4, and 2 icons will appear
in the display to indicate
the possible pan directions.
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3 Pan the camera.
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Slowly pan the camera up, down, left,
or right as shown below. Shooting will
start when the camera detects the pan
direction and a progress indicator will
appear in the display. Shooting ends
automatically when the end of the
panorama is reached.
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Progress indicator
An example of how to pan the camera is shown below. Without changing your position, pan the camera in a steady curve
either horizontally or vertically. Time the pan according to the
option selected for Image size in the shooting menu: about
15 seconds are needed to complete the pan when
A Normal panorama is selected, about 30 seconds when
B Wide panorama is selected.
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High-distortion wide-angle lenses may fail to produce the desired
results. An error message will be displayed if the camera is panned too
quickly or unsteadily. Note that because panoramas are composed of
multiple images, the joins between images may be visible and the
desired results may not be achieved with moving subjects or with neon
lights or other subjects that exhibit rapid changes in color or brightness, subjects that are too close to the camera, poorly-lit subjects, and
subjects such as the sky or sea that are a solid color or contain simple
repeating patterns.
The completed panorama will be slightly smaller than the area visible
in the display during shooting. No panorama will be recorded if shooting ends before the halfway point; if shooting ends after the halfway
point but before the panorama is complete, the unrecorded portion
will be shown in gray.
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❚❚ Viewing Panoramas
Panoramas can be viewed by pressing J when a panorama is
displayed full frame (0 41). The start of the panorama will be
displayed with the smallest dimension filling the display and the
camera will then scroll through the picture in the original pan
direction.
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Pause playback.
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Resume playback when the panorama is
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Press 4 to rewind, 2 to advance. If playback is
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segment at a time; keep the button pressed
for continuous rewind or advance. You can
also rotate the multi selector to rewind or
advance when playback is paused.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
Selective Color
Take black-and-white pictures in which one hue appears in a
color.
1 Choose Select color.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu, then highlight Select color
and press J.
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Use the multi selector to choose a
color and press J.
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Cross Process
Select a base hue to take pictures with modified colors.
1 Select Hue.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu, then highlight Hue and press
J.
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base color (red, green, blue, or yellow)
and press J.
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yRecording and Viewing Movies
Recording Movies
Movies can be recorded using the movie-record button.
1 Turn the camera on.
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camera on.
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Rotate the mode dial to C (auto), w
( c r e a t i v e ) , t , u , v, w, o r v
(advanced movie) as described on
page 8. In advanced movie mode, you
can choose a movie type using the
Advanced movie option in the &
Mode dial
menu (0 62).
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Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display. If
Slow motion is selected in advanced
movie mode (0 62), press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus.
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A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded.
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4 Start recording.
Press the movie-record button to
begin recording. A recording indicator, the time elapsed, and the time
available are displayed while recording is in progress.
A Audio Recording
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Be careful not to cover the microphone
and note that the built-in microphone Recording indicator/
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or lens. Except when recording slowmotion movies, the camera focuses continuously; to avoid recording focus noise,
select Single AF for Focus mode in the
movie menu (0 99).
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5 End recording.
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to end recording. Recording will end
automatically when the maximum
length is reached (0 192), the memory card is full, another mode is
selected, the lens is removed, or the
camera becomes hot (0 xvii).
A Maximum Length
Movie-record button
The camera can record movies up to 4 GB in size (for more information, see page 192); note that depending on memory card write
speed, shooting may end before this length is reached (0 224).
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Movies can be recorded in the shooting modes listed below.
Movies can not be recorded in best moment capture or Motion
Snapshot modes.
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Choose an exposure mode (0 170) and
adjust shutter speed or aperture, or record
movies in slow or fast motion or with
other special effects.
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Record movies in exposure mode t
(programmed auto). If Creative Palette is
selected, the chosen effect will be applied
to the movie (0 52).
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Choose this mode to leave the camera in
charge of choosing settings. The camera
automatically adjusts settings according
to the subject and situation.
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Movies shot when u, v, or w is selected
are recorded in exposure mode t.
Exposure mode selection is available only
in advanced movie mode.
A Movie Sound
The Movie sound options item in the movie menu offers microphone
sensitivity and wind noise options for both built-in and external microphones (0 193).
A Available Settings
For information on the options available in advanced movie mode, see
page 232.
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❚❚ Advanced Movie Options
In v (advanced movie) mode, the following options can be accessed by pressing & (feature) and selecting Advanced
movie in the & menu.
0 HD movie
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Record high-definition (HD) movies.
Record up to about three seconds of silent slowmotion footage. Slow-motion movies are recorded at
400 fps and play back at about 30 fps.
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about four times normal speed. Playback time is one
quarter the recording time.
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every other second for a drop-frame effect.
Recording
Playback
Record a 4-second movie clip. Multiple clips can be
3 4-second movie joined into a single movie using the Combine 4-second movies option in the playback menu (0 165).
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 12)
Pressing & in advanced movie mode displays the items listed below.
The items available vary with the type of movie selected (0 62).
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2 Advanced movie................................. 62
Exposure mode................................. 170
3 Shutter speed................................71, 73
4 Aperture .........................................72, 73
5 ISO sensitivity.................................... 201
6 Picture Control.................................. 202
White balance ................................... 196
Frame size/frame rate ..................... 192
Slow motion ...................................... 191
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can be focused by pressing the shutter-release button halfway before
recording begins. The camera focuses on the subject at the center of
the display; face detection (0 45) is not available. Focus and exposure
can not be adjusted during recording. Frame rate options are described
on page 191.
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Fast motion
Jump cut
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10 minutes
10 minutes
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20 minutes
20 minutes
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Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
Press the shutter-release button all the
way down to take a photograph without
interrupting movie recording. Photographs taken during movie recording
have an aspect ratio of 3 : 2.
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 41).
Press J to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
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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. You can also rotate the multi selector
to rewind or advance when playback is
paused.
Rotate the main command dial to adjust volume.
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 12)
The following options can be accessed by pressing & when a movie is
displayed:
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2 Wi-Fi upload ...................................... 125
3 Protect ................................................ 159
4 Rating.................................................. 160
5 Edit movie.......................................... 163
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Speaker
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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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 by choosing a
Flicker reduction option that matches the frequency of the local AC
power supply as described on page 217, 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. The built-in flash and optional flash units will not fire
during movie recording or when the camera is in advanced movie
mode.
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#t, u, v, and w Modes
t, u, v, and w modes offer varying
degrees of control over shutter speed
and aperture. Choose a mode and adjust
settings according to your creative
intent.
A The & (Feature) Menu (0 12)
Pressing & in mode t, u, v, or w displays the items listed below.
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2 Shutter speed................................71, 73
3 Aperture .........................................72, 73
4 ISO sensitivity.................................... 201
5 AF-area mode.................................... 185
Metering............................................. 177
Picture Control.................................. 202
White balance ................................... 196
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When an “auto” option is selected for ISO sensitivity (0 201), the camera will automatically adjust sensitivity within the selected range if
optimal exposure can not be achieved at the selected shutter speed or
aperture.
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t 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.
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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 main
command dial right for large apertures (low
f-numbers) that blur background details or
fast shutter speeds that “freeze” motion.
Rotate the dial left 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.
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To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate the main
command dial 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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u 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)
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Main command dial
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Rotate the main command dial right for
faster shutter speeds, left for slower shutter speeds. Choose from values between
30 s and 1/4000 s. The electronic shutter,
which can be enabled either by selecting
On for Silent photography in the setup
menu (0 212) or by choosing a frame rate
of 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps in continuous
shooting mode (0 92), supports shutter
speeds as fast as 1/16,000 s; the slowest shutter speed available with the electronic
shutter is 30 s (silent photography) or 1/60 s
(10, 20, 30, and 60 fps continuous).
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A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change when a frame rate of 10 fps or
faster is selected in continuous shooting mode (0 92).
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v Aperture-Priority Auto
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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.
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Small aperture (f/16)
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Aperture is selected by rotating the subcommand dial: choose from values
between the minimum and maximum for
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w Manual
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
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Adjust shutter speed and aperture with
reference to the exposure indicator
(0 74). Shutter speed is set by rotating
the main command dial right for faster
speeds and left for slower speeds: choose
from values between 30 s and 1/4000 s (30 s
and 1/16,000 s when the electronic shutter is
enabled by selecting On for Silent photography in the setup menu (0 212), or
1/60 s and 1/16,000 s when the electronic
shutter is enabled by selecting a frame
rate of 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps in continuous
shooting mode; 0 92), or select “Bulb” to
hold the shutter open indefinitely for a
long time-exposure. Aperture is selected
by rotating the sub-command dial:
choose from values between the minimum and maximum for the lens.
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change when a frame rate of 10 fps or
faster is selected in continuous shooting mode (0 92).
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A The Exposure Indicator
When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” or
“Time” are selected, the exposure indicator
shows whether the photograph would be
under- or over-exposed at current settings.
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Select the following shutter speeds for
long time-exposures of moving lights,
the stars, night scenery, or fireworks.
• Bulb: The shutter remains open while
the shutter-release button is held down.
• Time: Requires an optional ML-L3
remote control (0 96). Start the exposure by pressing the
ML-L3 shutter-release button. The shutter remains open until
the button is pressed a second time.
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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 battery or an optional AC adapter
and 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 (0 180).
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Main command dial
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speed as follows:
• Bulb: Rotate the main command dial
left until “Bulb” is selected for shutter
speed.
• Time: Rotate the main command dial
left until “Bulb” is selected for shutter
speed, and then press 4 (C) and
select a remote control mode (0 96).
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way down. Keep the shutter-release button pressed until the
exposure is complete.
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Time: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way down.
The shutter will open immediately or after a two-second
delay.
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Bulb: Take your finger off the shutter-release button.
Time: Press the ML-L3 shutter-release button all the way down.
Shooting ends automatically after about two minutes. Note that
some time may be required to record long exposures.
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ROther Shooting Modes
In addition to the modes described above, the camera offers
u (best moment capture) mode to help with hard-to-time shots
and a z (Motion Snapshot) mode that combines photographs
with brief movie vignettes (0 87).
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture)
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shortly before or after the shutter is released (Active Selection),
choose the moment to release the shutter as the scene plays
back in slow motion (slow view, 0 80), or let the camera choose
the best shot based on composition and movement (Smart
Photo Selector, 0 82).
Choosing a Shot Manually (Active Selection)
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Choose up to 40 shots from 40 frames recorded shortly before or
after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
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1 Select u mode.
Rotate the mode dial to u (best
moment capture).
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Press & (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, then highlight
Active Selection and press J.
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4 Begin buffering photographs.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 39). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording images to the memory
buffer.
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Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
40 frames recorded to the buffer in the
moments before and after the shutterrelease button was pressed all the way
down will be copied to temporary
storage.
6 Select up to 40 frames.
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Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to scroll through the frames and
press 1 or 3 to select or deselect.
Selected images are indicated by a p
icon, while the remaining images are
marked with O icons to show that they
will be deleted.
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7 Save the selected frames.
Press J to save the selected frames to the memory card. The
memory card access lamp will light while recording is in
progress; note that depending on shooting conditions and
memory card write speed, some time may be required to save
the selected images.
A Active Selection
At default settings, the frame recorded at the moment the shutterrelease button was pressed all the way down is automatically marked
with a p icon in Step 6.
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Exposure mode................................. 170
3 Shutter speed................................71, 73
4 Aperture .........................................72, 73
5 ISO sensitivity.................................... 201
6 On release, record ............................ 174
Capture 40 frames over .................. 174
Frames saved (default).................... 174
Number of shots saved................... 175
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A Available Settings
For information on the options available in best moment capture
mode, see page 232.
A Best Moment Capture Mode
Movies can not be recorded, and pressing the movie-record button has
no effect. The built-in flash and optional flash units can not be used.
A See Also
See page 174 for information on adjusting settings for Active Selection.
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Choosing Your Moment (Slow View)
When slow view is selected in u (best moment capture) 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.
1 Select u mode.
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moment capture).
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menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, then highlight Slow
view and press J.
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2 Select Slow view.
3 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
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4 Press the shutter-release button halfway.
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When the desired frame is displayed,
press the shutter-release button the
rest of 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 delete the buffer
contents and exit without recording a
photograph, release the button without pressing it the rest of the way
down.
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40 frames to a temporary memory
buffer. It will then slowly play them
back in a continuous loop while the
Progress indicator
shutter-release button is kept pressed
halfway. A & icon is displayed in the
monitor.
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Letting the Camera Choose the Moment
(Smart Photo Selector)
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The Smart Photo Selector helps you capture a fleeting expression on the face of a portrait subject or other hard-to-time shots
such as group photos in party scenes. Each time the shutter is
released, the camera automatically selects the best shot and four
best shot candidates based on composition and motion.
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Press & (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, then highlight
Smart Photo Selector and press J.
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3 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
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Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 39). A & 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.
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Smoothly press the shutter-release
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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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A Smart Photo Selector
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject.
A Buffering
Buffering begins when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway
and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down.
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Shutter-release button
pressed all the way
down
Shooting ends
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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
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Smart Photo Selector images and will instead handle them as independent photographs.
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choose the number of shots selected by the Smart Photo Selector
(0 175).
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Press K and use the multi selector to display photographs taken with the Smart
Photo Selector (0 41; 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 K button
press 2 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 shutterrelease button halfway.
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When a photograph taken with the Smart
Photo Selector is displayed, you can
choose the best shot by pressing J.
Press 4 or 2 to view the other pictures in
the sequence and press J to select the
current picture as the best shot. To return
to normal playback, press D.
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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
O button
deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
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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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z Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes
(Motion Snapshot Mode)
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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.
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2 Frame the picture.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
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3 Begin buffering.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 39). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
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Smoothly press the shutter-release
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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 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.
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Shutter-release button
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 12)
Pressing & in Motion Snapshot mode displays the following items:
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1 Shooting mode......................................8
2 Exposure mode................................. 170
3 Shutter speed................................71, 73
4 Aperture .........................................72, 73
5 ISO sensitivity.................................... 201
6 Movie before/after........................... 175
File format.......................................... 176
Audio..................................................... 90
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For information on the options available in Motion Snapshot mode, see
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To record about four seconds of sound
with Motion Snapshots beginning at the
start of movie recording, use the multi
selector and J button to select Ambient
for Audio in the & (feature) menu (0 89).
Motion Snapshots can also be recorded
with background music (Background
music) or no sound (None).
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Snapshots in a format that can be viewed in most movie playback software, see page 176. See page 166 for information on combining the
movie portions of multiple Motion Snapshots into a single movie.
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Press K and use the multi selector to display a Motion Snapshot (0 41; Motion
Snapshots are indicated by a z icon).
Pressing J when a Motion Snapshot is
displayed plays back the movie portion in
slow motion over a period of about 4 s,
followed by the photo; playback is K button
accompanied by the audio track selected
using the Audio option (0 90). To end
playback and return to shooting mode,
press the shutter-release button halfway.
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To delete the current Motion Snapshot,
press O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to delete the photo
and movie and return to playback, or
press K to exit without deleting the file.
Note that once deleted, Motion Snapshots
O button
can not be recovered.
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tMore on Photography
This section describes other features you can use when taking
pictures.
Continuous Mode
Shoot a continuous series (burst) of photographs.
1 Display release mode options.
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press J. Frame rate is expressed in
terms of the number of frames
recorded per second (fps); choose
from frame rates of approximately 6,
10, 20, 30, and 60 fps (I, Q, R,
S, and T, respectively). Except
when I is selected, the maximum
number of shots that can be recorded
in a single burst is 40.
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4 Frame your subject and shoot.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to shoot the burst.
D Continuous Mode
A mechanical shutter is used for pictures taken when I is selected and
Off is selected for Silent photography in the setup menu (0 212). An
electronic shutter is used for pictures taken at other settings. If the
built-in flash or optional flash unit fires when I is selected, only one
picture will be taken; at settings of 10, 20, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in
flash and optional flash units will not fire.
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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.
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Continuous shooting is not available in creative, best moment capture,
advanced movie, or Motion Snapshot mode or when live image control
is used in auto mode (0 47).
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The camera is equipped with a memory
buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being
saved to the memory card. The approximate
number of images that can be stored in the
memory buffer at current settings is displayed while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway (this number is an approximation only and varies with
shooting conditions). The illustration shows the display when space
remains in the buffer for about 40 pictures.
A Single Frame
To take only one picture each time the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down, press 4 (C) and select 8 (single frame) for
release mode.
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Self-Timer Modes
The self-timer is used to delay shutter release until 10 or 2 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way
down.
1 Display release mode options.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
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Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface.
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5 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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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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To record movies using the self-timer, select advanced movie mode
and use the movie-record button to start the timer. Movie recording
ends when the movie-record button is pressed a second time.
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When using the built-in flash, 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.
For information on controlling the beeps that sound when the selftimer is used, see page 212.
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Remote Control Photography
The optional ML-L3 remote control (0 222) can be used to
reduce camera shake or for self-portraits.
A Before Using the ML-L3 Remote Control
Before using the remote control for the first time, remove the clear plastic battery-insulator sheet.
1 Display release mode options.
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options.
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2 to display remote control options.
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" and press J.
4 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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5 Frame the photograph and shoot.
From a distance of 5 m (16 ft) or less,
aim the ML-L3 at the infrared receiver
on the front of the camera (0 2) and
press the ML-L3 shutter-release button. If " is selected, the self-timer
lamp will light for about two seconds
before the shutter is released. If # is
selected, the self-timer lamp will flash
after the shutter has been released.
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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 remote control mode. Remote control mode is cancelled
automatically if no operations are performed for about ten minutes after the mode is selected in Step 3.
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A Movie Mode
The ML-L3 shutter-release button functions as the movie-record button
for advanced movie mode (0 59).
A Using a Flash
When using the built-in flash, press the flash pop-up button to raise the
flash before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised
while the delayed-remote timer is counting down.
A See Also
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from the remote, see page 213.
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In remote control mode, the flash starts charging while the camera is
waiting for the signal from the remote. The camera will only respond to
the shutter-release button on the remote control when the flash is
charged. If red-eye reduction (0 106) is used when # is selected, the
shutter will be released about one second after the red-eye reduction
lamp lights. If " is selected, there will be about a two second delay
after the shutter-release button on the remote control is pressed; the
red-eye reduction lamp will then light for about one second before the
shutter is released.
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Focus Mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-A
AF-S
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AF-C
Auto-select AF: The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject
is stationary, AF-C if it is moving.
Single AF: For stationary subjects. Focus locks when the shutterrelease button is pressed halfway. *
Continuous AF: For subjects in motion. The
camera focuses continuously 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 6). Photos can be taken whether or
AF-area brackets
not the camera is in focus.
Full-time AF: For subjects in motion. The camera focuses continuously; photos can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus.
Manual focus: Focus manually (0 102). Photos can be taken
whether or not the camera is in focus.
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Best moment
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The focus modes available vary with the shooting mode as shown
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Mode
Focus mode
AF-A (default), AF-S,
AF-C, MF
s Active Selection,
t Slow view
0 HD movie, 1 Fast motion,
AF-F (default), AF-S,
Advanced movie
2 Jump cut, 3 4-second movie
MF
mode
y Slow motion
AF-S (default), MF
Focus mode can also be accessed from both the shooting (0 167) and
movie (0 189) menus.
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1 Display focus mode options.
Press 1 (%) to display focus mode
options.
2 Select the desired option.
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desired option and press J.
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when the camera focuses.
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A Getting Good Results with Autofocus
Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus
under these conditions, or the focus area may be displayed in green
and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released
even when the subject is not in focus. In these cases, focus manually
(0 102) or use focus lock (0 216) 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.
The subject contains areas of sharply
contrasting brightness.
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geometric patterns.
Example: Blinds
or a row of
windows in a
skyscraper.
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in the shade; a
night scene
with point illumination.
Background objects appear larger
than the subject.
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subject is the
same color as
the background.
Example: A
building is in
the frame
behind the
subject.
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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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Manual Focus
Manual focus can be used when autofocus does not produce the
desired results.
1 Select manual focus.
Select MF (manual focus; 0 99).
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magnify the view at the center of the
frame (this feature is not available during movie recording or in slow-motion
movie mode). Manual focus guides
are also displayed.
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3 Choose a magnification.
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choose from magnifications of up to
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Main command dial
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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
distance, counterclockwise to
decrease; the faster you rotate the
multi selector, the quicker the focus
distance changes. The focus indicator
shows the approximate focus distance. Press J when the subject is in
focus.
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the frame not currently visible in the
display; the visible portion is shown
by the navigation window.
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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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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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Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value
suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.
No compensation
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Press 2 (E) to display exposure compensation options.
2 Choose a value.
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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 t, u, and v, exposure compensation is
not reset when the camera is turned off.
A Exposure Compensation
Exposure compensation is most effective when used with centerweighted or spot metering (0 177).
A Using a Flash
When used with a 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 built-in
flash can be used as described below, but note that some camera settings automatically disable the built-in flash:
1 Raise the flash.
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the flash.
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display a list of flash modes, then use
the multi selector to highlight the
desired mode and press J to select.
3 Take pictures.
The flash will fire with every shot. To
disable the flash, press it gently downward until it latches.
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The following flash modes are available in C (auto), q (soft), r
(miniature effect), s (selective color), 6 (cross process), 7 (toy
camera effect), t, u, v, and w modes:
• N (fill flash): The flash fires with every shot.
• NY (red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The flash fires with
every shot, but before it fires, the red-eye reduction lamp lights
to help reduce “red-eye.”
• NYp (red-eye reduction with slow sync): As for “red-eye
reduction”, above, except that shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low
light. Use when you want to include background lighting in
portraits. Available only in modes t and v.
• Np (fill flash + slow sync): As for “fill flash”, above, except that
shutter speed slows automatically to capture background
lighting at night or under low light. Use when you want to capture both subject and background. Available only in modes t
and v.
• Nr (rear curtain + slow sync): As for “rear-curtain sync”, below,
except that shutter speed slows automatically to capture background lighting at night or under low light. Use when you want
to capture both subject and background. Available only in
modes t and v.
• Nq (rear-curtain sync): The flash fires just before the shutter
closes, creating a stream of light behind moving light sources
as shown below at right. Available only in modes u and w.
Front-curtain sync
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Rear-curtain sync
D 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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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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The flash-ready indicator (N) lights to show that the flash is fully
charged when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway.
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A Using the Built-in Flash
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.
Shadow
Shadow
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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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A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
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Optional Flash Units
In still image mode, optional flash units for Nikon 1 cameras can
be used for lighting effects such as bounce-flash photography.
The built-in flash does not fire when an optional flash unit is
attached.
In the instructions that follow, the optional SB-N7 flash unit is
used for illustrative purposes.
Attaching Flash Units
Mount optional flash units on the camera multi accessory port.
2 Attach the flash unit.
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Keep the cover in a safe place and
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flash unit on the multi accessory port
as described in the manual provided
with the flash unit.
A Supported Flash Units
The camera supports only flash units designated for use with Nikon 1
cameras.
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Taking Pictures
Follow the steps below to take pictures with the flash.
1 Turn the camera and flash unit on.
2 Choose a flash mode.
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Before shooting, confirm that the
flash-ready light (flash status indicator) on the rear of the flash unit is lit
and that the flash-ready indicator (N)
appears in the camera display. To take
pictures without the flash, turn the
flash unit off.
A See Also
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❚❚ Bounce Lighting
Light from the flash can be “bounced” (reflected) from a ceiling
or wall, diffusing the light from the flash to make shadows less
harsh and reduce glare from hair, skin, clothing and foreground
objects.
Flash pointed directly ahead
(normal lighting)
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(bounce lighting)
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If possible, bounce flash lighting from a reflective white or near-white
surface; light reflected from other surfaces may change the colors in
the photograph. If no suitable surface can be found nearby, a piece of
white paper (A4 or letter sized) can be used instead, but be sure to
check the results in the camera display.
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The optional SB-N5 flash unit offers a capture
illuminator that lights to illuminate subjects
in best moment capture and Motion Snapshot modes (0 76, 87). In Active Selection,
Smart Photo Selector, and Motion Snapshot
modes, the illuminator will light for about
5 seconds during buffering, illuminating subjects about 1 m (3.3 ft) from the camera. In
slow view, the illuminator will light for about
1.3 seconds, starting when the camera
focuses after the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. Before shooting, confirm
that the capture-illuminator status indicator
is lit. The indicator also lights during buffering.
Capture-illuminator
status indicator
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A Optional Flash Units
Detailed instructions may be found in the manual provided with the
flash unit. Note that optional flash units may not fire at some camera
settings.
A The Flash/Capture-Illuminator Status Indicators
Users of the SB-N5 are directed to check the table below if the flash status or capture-illuminator status indicator on the rear of the unit
flashes. Users of the SB-N7 may refer to the manual provided with the
flash unit.
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Description
The flash status indicator flashes Subject may be underexposed. Try again
for about 3 seconds after a photo- after reducing distance to subject or raisgraph is taken.
ing ISO sensitivity (0 201).
Product has fired several times in quick
The flash or capture status indica- succession and has shut down tempotor flashes once a second.
rarily to prevent overheating. Turn product off and wait for it to cool.
The flash and capture status indi- A data transfer error has occurred. Check
cators flash once every 2 seconds. that the flash unit is correctly attached.
An error has occurred in the unit’s internal circuitry. Turn the camera off, remove
The flash status indicator flashes
the flash unit, and take the camera and
8 times a second.
flash unit to a Nikon-authorized service
center for consultation.
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The GP-N100 GPS Unit
GP-N100 GPS units (available separately) can be used to record
information on your current position when pictures are taken.
This information can be viewed on a computer using ViewNX 2
(supplied) or Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 223).
ViewNX 2 can be installed from the supplied ViewNX 2 CD.
Attaching the GP-N100
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that the built-in flash can not be used when the GP-N100 is
attached.
1 Remove the multi accessory port cover.
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replace it when the port is not in use.
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GP-N100 on the multi accessory port
as described in the manual provided
with the GPS unit.
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Setup Menu Options
The Location data item in the setup menu contains the following options. To display location data options, press G and
select Location data in the setup menu.
• Auto power off: Choose whether the displays turn off automatically when the GP-N100 is attached.
Camera displays turn off automatically if no operations are
performed for the time selected for Auto power off in the
setup menu (0 213). This reduces the drain on the battery.
The displays do not turn off automatically while the
Disable
GP-N100 is attached.
Enable
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• Position: This item is only available if the GP-N100 is currently
receiving location data, when it displays the current latitude,
longitude, altitude, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and
expiry date for Assisted GPS data (0 115) as reported by the
GP-N100.
• Set clock from satellite: Select Yes to set the camera clock based on
the time provided by the satellite navigation system.
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A Connection Status
Connection status is shown by the satellite signal indicator in the camera display (0 5) and the LED on the GP-N100:
LED
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Flashes
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Flashes
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On
(green)
Description
The GPS unit is searching for a signal. Pictures
taken while the GPS unit is searching for a signal do not include location data.
The unit is receiving signals from three satellites. Location data will be recorded with photographs.
The unit is receiving signals from four or more
satellites. More precise location data will be
recorded with photographs.
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Location data are only recorded while the GP-N100 is receiving signals
from at least three satellites. If no signal is received for over two seconds, the satellite signal indicator will clear from the camera display
and no location data will be recorded.
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When connected to a computer using its supplied USB cable, the
GP-N100 can use resources provided by Nikon servers to reduce the
time needed to acquire location data (location data can still be
acquired without these resources, although the time needed to do may
increase). This method of determining position using supplementary
information stored in a file supplied by a network is known as “Assisted
GPS” (A-GPS or aGPS). To connect to Nikon servers and receive Assisted
GPS files, the GP-N100 uses GP-N100 Utility software, available for
download from the following website:
http://nikonimglib.com/gpn100u/
For information on using GP-N100 Utility, see the above website or
online help. The Assisted GPS file provided by the servers is valid for
two weeks, after which time it can no longer be used to assist global
positioning. Use GP-N100 Utility regularly to keep the GP-N100 up to
date.
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Tap Shooting Options
Tap the icon shown at right to choose the
operation performed by tapping the
monitor in shooting mode. The options
available vary with the shooting and
focus mode.
Auto and Creative Modes
Choose from the following options.
When you tap a subject in the display, the camera will focus and
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The operation performed by tapping the display depends on
whether the camera is in autofocus or manual focus mode.
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The following options are available in autofocus modes (AF-A,
AF-S, and AF-C).
When you tap a subject in the display, the camera will focus and
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4 is selected for AF-area mode (0 185). To focus, press the shutter6
release button halfway.
Tap a subject to start tracking when subject tracking is selected
for AF-area mode (0 185).
7 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
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❚❚ Manual Focus Mode
The following options are available in manual focus mode.
When you tap the display, the camera will take a picture without
3 first adjusting focus.
Tap a subject to display it at a higher magnification in the moni-
5 tor (0 102).
7 Tapping the display during shooting has no effect.
Advanced Movie Mode
The operation performed by tapping the display depends on
whether the camera is in autofocus or manual focus mode.
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The following options are available in autofocus modes (AF-F
and AF-S).
To focus when auto-area AF or single-point AF is selected for AF-
8 area mode, tap your subject in the display.
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D Best Moment Capture/Motion Snapshot
Tap shooting options are not available in best moment capture and
Motion Snapshot modes.
D Taking Pictures Using Tap Shooting Options
Avoid tapping too hard. The camera may move when the shutter is
released, blurring photographs.
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when the 3 icon is displayed to show that tap shooting options are
active. Use the shutter-release button to take photographs in continuous shooting mode (0 92) and during movie recording. Tap shooting
options can be used only to take pictures one at a time in continuous
shooting mode and can not be used to take photographs during movie
recording. In self-timer mode (0 94), tapping the monitor locks focus
and starts the timer; the photograph will be taken after ten or two seconds.
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TWi-Fi
What Wi-Fi Can Do for You
The camera can connect via Wi-Fi wireless networks to a smart
device running Nikon’s dedicated Wireless Mobile Utility app.
The smart device can be used to control the camera and take
pictures remotely, or pictures can be downloaded from the camera to the smart device and shared with others on the Internet.
Pictures can also be uploaded from the camera to the smart
device (0 125).
Share pictures
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1 Find the app.
On the smart device, connect to the Google Play service, the App
Store, or another app marketplace and search for “Wireless Mobile
Utility”. For more information, see the instructions provided with the
smart device.
2 Install the app.
Read the app description and install the app. A pdf manual for the
Wireless Mobile Utility is available for download at the following
URLs:
• Android: http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU/
• iOS: http://nikonimglib.com/ManDL/WMAU-ios/
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Before connecting via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN), install the Wireless
Mobile Utility on your Android or iOS smart device. Instructions
for accessing the camera vary with the type of connection used
by the smart device.
Android
• Push-button WPS: If the smart device supports push-button WPS
(i.e., has a WPS button connection option in its Wi-Fi settings
menu), you can use this easy method to connect to the smart
device (0 121)
• PIN-entry WPS: If the smart device supports WPS, you can use the
camera to establish a connection by entering the PIN displayed
by the smart device (0 122)
• View SSID: If the smart device does not support WPS, you can
connect by selecting the camera SSID on the smart device
(0 123)
iOS
• View SSID: Connect by selecting the camera SSID on the smart
device (0 123)
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WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is a standard designed to make it easy to
establish a secure wireless network. For information on the steps
involved and the length of time the smart device will wait for a connection, see the documentation supplied with the smart device.
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WPS (Android Only)
1 Select Wi-Fi.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Wi-Fi and press
J.
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Enable WPS button connections on
the camera and smart device:
• Camera: Highlight Wi-Fi connection
type and press 2, then highlight
Push-button WPS and press 2 to
ready the camera for a WPS connection. The camera will wait about two
minutes for a WPS connec tion
request from the smart device. To
extend the wait time, press J.
• Smart device: Select Wi-Fi settings >
WPS button connection.
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3 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device. The
main dialog will be displayed.
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PIN Entry (Android Only)
1 Select Wi-Fi.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Wi-Fi and press
J.
2 Select Wi-Fi connection type > PIN-entry WPS.
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2.
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press 2.
3 Enter the PIN.
Enter the PIN displayed by the smart device. Press 4 or 2 to
highlight digits and press 1 or 3 to change. Press J when
entry is complete.
4 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device. The
main dialog will be displayed.
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SSID (Android and iOS)
1 Select Wi-Fi.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Wi-Fi and press
J.
2 Select Connect.
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Highlight Yes and press J to view the
camera SSID.
4 Select the camera SSID on the smart device.
Select the camera SSID in the list of networks displayed by
the smart device.
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5 Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility.
Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device. The
main dialog will be displayed.
❚❚ Restoring Default Settings
To restore default network settings, highlight Wi-Fi connection type > Reset
Wi-Fi settings and press 2. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight
Yes and press J to restore default network settings.
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connection within five minutes. To terminate Wi-Fi manually, press the
G button to exit the Wi-Fi standby or connection display.
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Before using the Wi-Fi function, read the warnings on pages xix to xxi;
to prevent loss of power while connected, you should also charge the
camera battery. Do not use Wi-Fi in settings in which its use is prohibited. Note that the camera Wi-Fi function can not be used when a USB
or HDMI cable is connected.
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Optional electronic viewfinders (0 34) turn off while Wi-Fi is in use. The
eye sensor turns on automatically when the Wi-Fi connection ends.
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Uploading Pictures to a Smart Device
Follow the steps below to upload photos from the camera to a
smart device.
Uploading Photos One at a Time
Use the Wi-Fi upload option in the playback & (feature) menu
(0 12) to upload the photo currently displayed in full-frame
playback.
1 Display the photo on the camera.
2 Select Wi-Fi upload.
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menu, then highlight Wi-Fi upload
and press J. A confirmation dialog
will be displayed.
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Display the desired photo in full-frame playback.
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Highlight Yes and press J. To upload
multiple selected photos, choose
Select images from list and proceed
to Step 2 on page 127.
4 Select the camera SSID on the smart device.
Select the camera SSID in the list of networks displayed by
the smart device.
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5 Download the photo to the smart device.
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follow the on-screen instructions to download the photo.
When download is complete, press the G button on the
camera to terminate the Wi-Fi connection.
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Uploading Multiple Selected Photos
To upload multiple selected photos, use the Wi-Fi upload
option in the playback menu.
1 Choose Wi-Fi upload.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Wi-Fi upload in the
playback menu and press 2.
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Press 4 or 2 to scroll through pictures
and press 1 or 3 to select or deselect,
or press and hold the main command
dial (0 158) to view the highlighted
picture full frame. Selected images are
indicated by a & icon.
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3 Press J.
Press J to complete the operation. A confirmation dialog will
be displayed.
4 Select Yes.
Highlight Yes and press J.
5 Select the camera SSID on the smart device.
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the smart device.
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Launch the Wireless Mobile Utility on the smart device and
follow the on-screen instructions to download the selected
photos. When download is complete, press the G button
on the camera to terminate the Wi-Fi connection.
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IMore on Playback
Photo Information
Photo information is superimposed on images displayed in fullframe playback (0 41). Press the $ button to cycle through
simple photo information, detailed photo information, highlights, and no photo information (0 7). Highlights are only displayed if On is selected for the Display > Playback highlight
display option in the setup menu (0 212).
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2 Protect status.................................... 159
3 Frame number/total number of
images
4 Image quality.................................... 171
Frame rate................................. 191, 192
5 Image size.......................................... 172
Frame size................................. 191, 192
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Movies
6 Folder number-file number ...........131
7 Time of recording ......................31, 218
8 Date of recording.......................31, 218
9 Battery indicator .................................33
10 Rating ..................................................137
11 Movie length........................................65
12 Audio recording indicator ..............193
13 On-screen guide (for movies) ..........65
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Press $ to view or hide photo info when thumbnails are displayed
(0 133).
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15
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2 Frame number/total number of
images
3 Protect status.....................................159
4 Camera name
5 Retouch indicator ...........160, 161, 162
Movie edit indicator.........................163
6 Histogram showing distribution of
tones in image .................................132
7 ISO sensitivity ....................................201
8 Focal length .......................................254
9 Flash mode.........................................106
10 Flash control.......................................187
11 Flash compensation.........................188
12 Exposure compensation .................104
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13 Metering .............................................177
14 Creative mode ..................................... 49
Exposure mode .................................170
15 Shutter speed ............................... 71, 73
16 Aperture......................................... 72, 73
17 Picture Control ..................................202
18 Active D-Lighting indicator............179
19 HDR indicator ...................................... 53
20 Image quality ....................................171
Frame rate .................................191, 192
21 Image size...........................................172
Frame size..................................191, 192
22 Folder number-file number
23 Time of recording ......................31, 218
24 Date of recording.......................31, 218
25 Battery indicator .................................33
26 White balance....................................196
White balance fine-tuning .............197
27 Color space.........................................178
28 Rating ..................................................137
29 Auto distortion control ...................178
30 Location data indicator ...................113
31 Electronic VR......................................184
32 Audio recording indicator ..............193
❚❚ Highlights *
1 Image highlights
2 Folder number-file number
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Photographs are stored as files with names containing a four-digit
number between 0001 and 9999 assigned automatically in ascending
order by the camera. These in turn are stored in folders containing up
to 999 images. A new folder is created automatically when file numbering reaches 9999 or the number of images in the current folder reaches
999.
Folder number
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File number
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A Histograms (0 130)
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.
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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 16 images, rotate
the main command dial left when a picture is displayed full
frame.
The following operations can be performed:
Use
Display more
images
Description
Rotate the main command dial left to
increase the number of images displayed.
To view images taken on selected dates
(0 134), rotate the dial left when 16 images
are displayed.
Display fewer
images
Rotate the main command dial right to
decrease the number of images displayed.
To view the highlighted image full frame,
rotate the dial right when 4 images are displayed.
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View
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image
Delete
highlighted
image
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to highlight images. You can delete (0 136)
the highlighted image or zoom in for a
closer look (0 135).
J
Press J to view the highlighted image full
frame.
O
See page 136.
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Calendar Playback
To view pictures taken on a selected date, rotate the main command dial left when 16 pictures are displayed (0 133).
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
To view the calendar, rotate the main command dial left when 16 images are displayed (0 133).
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calendar
To return to the 16-image display, rotate the
main command dial right when the calendar is displayed.
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Use multi selector or sub-command dial to
highlight date in calendar display.
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playback
View pictures
taken on
highlighted
date
Delete pictures
taken on
highlighted
date
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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.
Playback Zoom
To zoom in on a photograph, display it full frame and rotate the
main command dial right. Playback zoom is not available with
movies or Motion Snapshots.
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Description
Rotate the main command dial right to
zoom in, left 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.
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Faces (up to five)
detected during face
priority are indicated
by white borders in
the navigation window. Rotate the multi
selector or sub-command dial to view
other faces.
Return to full-frame playback.
Exit 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; protected images, however, will not be deleted.
Deleting the Current Picture
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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
O button
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Highlight images and press 1 or 3 to select or
Delete selected images deselect (0 158). Press J to exit when the selection is complete.
Highlight dates and press 2 to select or deselect.
To view the pictures taken on the highlighted
Select images by date date, rotate the main command dial right; rotate
the dial left to return to the date list. Press J to
delete all pictures taken on the selected dates.
Delete all images
Delete all pictures on the memory card.
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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).
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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 Select Rating.
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stars, or select ) to mark the picture as
a candidate for later deletion. Press J
to select the highlighted rating.
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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 2.
Display all the images on the memory card.
Display still images only. Images taken using Easy
Still images panorama will be displayed in panorama mode
(0 56).
Display movies and Motion Snapshots recorded with
Movies
MOV file selected for File format (0 176).
Display Motion Snapshots recorded with NMS files
selected for File format (0 176). Only the movie
Motion Snapshot
portion will be played; the associated photographs
are not displayed.
Display
only
images
recorded on a selected
Select images by date. A calendar will be
date
displayed; use the multi
selector to highlight a
date.
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2 Adjust display times and audio settings.
Adjust the following options:
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Choose how much of each movie is played back
before the next slide is displayed. Choose Same as
Movie playback frame interval to display the next slide after the
time
time selected for Frame interval, No limit to play
back the entire movie before displaying the next
slide.
Mute audio playback, or select Movie sound tracks
to play audio recorded with movies and with Motion
Audio
Snapshots recorded with Ambient selected for
Audio (0 90). No sound is played for still images.
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the slide show.
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The following operations can be performed while a slide
show is in progress:
To
Use
Description
/ Press 4 to return to the previous frame,
2 to skip to the next frame. You can also
skip frames by rotating the multi selector or sub-command dial.
Skip back/skip
ahead
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Pause/resume
Pause the show. Press again to resume.
Rotate the main command dial to
adjust volume.
End the show and return to playback
mode.
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D The Speaker
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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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from the speaker when adjusting the volume.
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QConnections
Installing the Supplied Software
Install the supplied software to copy pictures to your computer
for viewing and editing. Before installing the software, confirm
that your system meets the requirements on page 143.
1 Launch the installer.
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the ViewNX 2 installer CD,
and launch the installer. A
language-selection dialog
will be displayed; if the
desired language is not
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choose the desired language (region selection is not available in the European release).
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Click Install
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3 Exit the installer.
Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac) when installation is complete.
Windows
Mac
Click Yes
Click OK
4 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
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Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates while the
computer is connected to the Internet.
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format > NMS files option in the shooting menu (0 176).
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System Requirements
The system requirements for ViewNX 2 are:
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• Photos: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, Core Series; 1.6 GHz or
better
• Movies (playback): Pentium D 3.0 GHz or better; Intel Core
i5 or better recommended when viewing movies with a
CPU
frame size of 1280 × 720 or more at a frame rate of
30 fps or above or movies with a frame size of 1920 ×
1080 or more
• Movies (editing): Intel Core i5 or better
Pre-installed versions of Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or
OS
Windows Vista
• 32-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 1 GB or more
(2 GB or more recommended)
Memory (RAM)
• 64-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 2 GB or more
(4 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or
Hard disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels or
Graphics
more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
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• Photos: Intel Core or Xeon series
• Movies (playback): Core Duo 2 GHz or better; Intel Core i5
or better recommended when viewing movies with a
CPU
frame size of 1280 × 720 or more at a frame rate of
30 fps or above or movies with a frame size of 1920 ×
1080 or more
• Movies (editing): Intel Core i5 or better
OS
OS X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7
Memory (RAM) 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or
Hard disk space
more recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels
Graphics
or more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
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Transferring Pictures
1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer.
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• 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.
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• Card slot: If your computer is equipped with a slot for
microSD memory cards, the card can be inserted directly in
the slot.
• Card reader: Connect a card reader (available separately from
third-party suppliers) to the computer and insert the memory card.
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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.
A Windows 7
If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as
described below.
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videos, click Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed;
select Import File using
Nikon Transfer 2 and click
OK.
3 Click Start Transfer.
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pictures on the memory
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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.
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Viewing Pictures
Pictures are displayed in
ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
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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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To crop pictures and perform
such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the
Edit button in the toolbar.
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Double-click
the
ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in
the Dock.
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To view the locations where
pictures were taken (0 113),
click the Map button in the
ViewNX 2 toolbar (Internet
connection required).
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
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Viewing Pictures on TV
Connect the camera to a television for playback.
A 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.
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(available separately from third-party suppliers) can be used to
connect the camera to high-definition video devices.
1 Connect the HDMI cable.
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connector to camera
Connect to HD device
(choose cable with
appropriate connector)
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Turn the camera off and connect the HDMI cable.
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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D Close the Connector Cover
Close the connector cover when the connectors are not in use. Foreign
matter in the connectors can interfere with data transfer.
A Television Playback
Volume can be adjusted using the controls on the television; adjusting
volume on the camera has no effect. Use of an AC adapter and power
connector (available separately) is recommended for extended playback.
A Electronic VR
Electronic vibration reduction (0 184) can not be used while an HDMI
cable is connected.
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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. For information on using a remote control,
see the television manual.
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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.
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force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle.
3 Turn the camera on.
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A welcome screen will be displayed in the monitor, followed
by a PictBridge playback display. To print pictures one at a
time, proceed to page 151. To print multiple selected pictures
or all pictures, proceed to page 153.
D Selecting Photographs for Printing
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Movies and NEF (RAW) photographs (0 171) 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.
Some printers may not print panoramas, while at some settings others
may not print entire panoramas. See the printer manual or consult the
manufacturer for details.
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Printing Pictures One at a Time
1 Display the desired picture.
Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Rotate the main
command dial right to zoom in on the current frame (0 135;
rotate the dial left to exit zoom). To view nine pictures at a
time, rotate the dial left when a picture is displayed full frame.
Use the multi selector to highlight pictures, or rotate the main
command dial right to display the highlighted picture full
frame.
2 Adjust printer settings.
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Press J to display the following items, then press 1 or 3 to
highlight an item and press 2 to view options (only options
supported by the current printer are listed; to use the default
option, select Use printer settings). After selecting an
option, press J to return to the printer settings menu.
Description
Choose a page size.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed one
Number of
at a time. Press 1 or 3 to choose number of copies
copies
(maximum 99).
Print border Choose whether to frame photos in white borders.
Print time Choose whether to print the times and dates of recordstamp
ings on photos.
This option is listed only when pictures are printed one
at a time. 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;
Crop
rotate the main command dial right to increase the size
of the crop, left to decrease. Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to
position the crop. Note that print quality may drop if
small crops are printed at large sizes.
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Option
Page size
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3 Start printing.
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Highlight Start printing and press J to start printing. To
cancel before all copies have been printed, press J again.
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Printing Multiple Pictures
1 Display the PictBridge menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display
(0 150).
2 Choose an option.
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Highlight one of the following options and press 2.
• Select images for printing: Select pictures for printing. Press 4
or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures and
press 1 or 3 to choose the number of prints (up to 99).
• Print DPOF print order: Print the current DPOF print order
(0 155). The order can be viewed and modified before
printing as described above under “Select images for printing”.
• Select by date: Print one copy of each picture taken on
selected dates. Press 1 or 3 to highlight dates and press 2
to select or deselect.
• Index print: To create an index print of all JPEG pictures on the
memory card, proceed to Step 3. Note that if the memory
card contains more than 256 pictures, a confirmation dialog
will be displayed and only the first 256 images will be
printed. A warning will be displayed if the page size selected
in Step 3 is too small.
3 Adjust printer settings.
Adjust printer settings as described in Step 2 on page 151.
4 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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To view pictures taken on the date highlighted in the Select by date
date list, rotate the main command dial right. Use the multi selector to
highlight pictures, or rotate the dial left to return to the date list.
The picture currently highlighted in the Select images for printing or
Print DPOF print order displays or in the Select by date thumbnail
display can be inspected by pressing the main command dial; the picture will be displayed full screen while the dial is pressed.
A Errors
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printing.
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Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set
The DPOF print order option is used to
create digital “print orders” for PictBridge-compatible printers and devices
that support DPOF. Press the G button, select DPOF print order in the playb a c k m e n u, a n d c h o o s e f ro m t h e
following options:
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Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi
selector to highlight pictures
(0 158). 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
Select/set 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.
D 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 (0 151).
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 150.
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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oThe Playback Menu
To display the playback menu, press G and select Playback.
G button
The playback menu contains the following options:
Default
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Image type: All images
Frame interval: 4 s
View movies and photos in a slide
Slide show
Movie playback time: 138
show.
Same as frame interval
Audio: Movie sound tracks
Choose whether pictures are
Image review
On
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displayed after shooting.
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation)
Rotate tall pictures for display during
On
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playback.
Upload selected photos to smart
Wi-Fi upload
—
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devices via wireless networks.
DPOF print
Create digital “print orders”.
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order
Protect pictures from accidental
Protect
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deletion.
Rating
Rate pictures.
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Delete multiple images.
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Delete
Resize
Crop
Edit movie
Combine
4-second
movies
Combine multiple 4-second
movies into a single movie.
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Make a movie from the movie
Combine
portions of multiple Motion
NMS movies
Snapshots.
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Choose size:
1280×856; 1.1 M
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165
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Default
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D-Lighting
Description
Brighten shadows in dark or backlit photos, creating a retouched
copy that is saved separately from
the unmodified original.
Create small copies of selected
pictures.
Create cropped copies of selected
pictures.
Create copies of movies from
which unwanted footage has
been trimmed.
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Copies created from JPEG photos are the same quality as the original
(0 171). NEF (RAW) photos can not be retouched; when retouch
options are used with pictures taken at an image quality of NEF (RAW)
+ JPEG fine, the JPEG image will be retouched and saved as a fine-quality JPEG copy.
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Choosing the options listed below displays an image selection dialog. Press 4
or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures (only pictures to which the
operation applies are available for selection).
• Delete > Delete selected images (0 136)
• Wi-Fi upload (0 127)
• DPOF print order > Select/set (0 155)
• Protect > Select/set (0 159)
• Rating (0 160)
• D-Lighting (0 160)
• Resize > Select images (0 161)
• Crop (0 162)
• Edit movie (0 163)
• Combine 4-second movies (0 165)
• Combine NMS movies (0 166)
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The picture currently highlighted in the
thumbnail display can be inspected by pressing the main command dial; the picture will
be displayed full screen while the dial is
pressed.
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.
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On
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are automatically rotated
for display in the camera monitor. Pictures taken with Off
selected for Auto image rotation (0 219) will be displayed in
“wide” (landscape) orientation.
“Tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures are displayed in “wide”
(landscape) orientation.
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Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Note that this
option does NOT protect files from deletion when the memory
card is formatted (0 211).
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Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures
Select/set (0 158) and press 1 or 3 to select or deselect. Press J to exit
when the operation is complete.
Reset
Remove protection from all pictures.
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Rating
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures
(0 158) and press 1 or 3 to choose a rating (0 137). Press J to
exit when the operation is complete.
D-Lighting
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Applied to selected images, D-Lighting creates copies that have
been processed to brighten shadows.
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Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to highlight an image (0 158) 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; press and hold
the main command dial to zoom in) and press J to create a
retouched copy.
D D-Lighting
Noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) may appear in copies created with D-Lighting. Uneven shading may be visible with some
subjects.
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Copies are the same size as the original.
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Resize
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Create small copies of selected photographs. Select Choose size and choose a
size from 1280×856; 1.1 M (1280 × 856 pixels), 960×640; 0.6 M (960 × 640 pixels), and
640×424; 0.3 M (640 × 424 pixels), and
then choose Select images. Press 4 or 2
or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures (0 158) and
press 1 or 3 to select or deselect. When the selection is complete, press J to display a confirmation dialog and select Yes to
save the resized copies.
D Resized Copies
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Playback zoom may not be available with resized copies.
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Crop
Create a cropped copy of selected photographs. Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi
selector to highlight a picture (0 158)
and press J to display the image with
the default crop shown in yellow. Use the
controls below to choose a crop and save
the copy.
To
Use
Description
Rotate the main command dial to choose
the crop size.
Rotate the multi selector or sub-command dial to choose between aspect
ratios of 3 : 2, 4 : 3, 1 : 1, and 16 : 9.
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Choose
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Press 1, 3, 4, or 2 to position the crop.
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Save the current crop as a separate file.
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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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Position crop
Edit Movie
Trim footage from movies to create edited copies.
1 Choose an edit option.
Highlight one of the following options
and press 2:
• Choose start point: Remove all frames
before a chosen starting frame.
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• Choose end point: Remove all frames after a chosen closing
frame.
2 Select a movie.
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(0 158) and press J to select.
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3 Pause the movie on opening or closing frame.
4 Delete the unwanted frames.
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Press 1 to delete all frames before
(Choose start point) or after (Choose
end point) the current frame.
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Play the movie back, pressing J to
begin and resume playback and 3 to
pause (0 65; the first frame is indicated by a h icon in the display, the
last frame by i). While playback is
paused, press 4 or 2 to rewind or
advance one frame at a time. Pause
playback when you reach the frame
that will become the new opening or
closing frame.
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Highlight Yes and press J to save the
edited copy. If necessary, the copy can
be trimmed as described above to
remove additional footage.
D Trimming Movies
Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created
at the current playback position, the current position will be displayed
in red in Step 4 and no copy will be created. The copy will not be saved
if there is insufficient space available on the memory card.
To prevent the camera from turning off unexpectedly, use a fullycharged battery when editing movies.
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Combine 4-Second Movies
Combine up to eight 4-second movies into a single movie (4-second movies are recorded using the 4-second movie option in
advanced movie mode; for more information, see page 62).
2 Combine the selected movies.
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on page 158. Press 1 or 3 to view or
hide the order in which the clips will
appear in the final movie. To preview a
clip, highlight it and press the $
button.
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Press J. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to
join the selected clips and their audio tracks into a new
movie, which is stored separately from its component clips.
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Combine NMS Movies
Combine the movie segments of up to eight NMS-format Motion
Snapshots (0 176) into a single movie.
Select Motion Snapshots as described
on page 158. Press 1 or 3 to view or
hide the order in which the clips will
appear in the final movie. To preview
the movie portion of the highlighted
Motion Snapshot, press the $ button.
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2 Combine the selected Motion Snapshots.
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Press J. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; select Yes to
join the movie portions of the selected Motion Snapshots
into a new movie, which is stored separately from its component clips. Any audio included in Motion Snapshots recorded
with Audio (0 90) set to Ambient will be included in the
new movie.
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To display the shooting menu, press G and select Shooting.
G button
The shooting menu contains the following options:
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Creative Palette
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Active Selection
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Scene auto selector
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JPEG fine
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Option
Description
Reset shooting Reset shooting options to
options
default values.
Creative
Choose a creative mode.
Choose from Active Selection,
Best moment
Slow view, and Smart Photo
capture
Selector.
Choose how the camera sets
shutter speed and aperture in
Motion Snapshot mode and
Exposure
when Active Selection or
mode
Slow view is chosen in best
moment capture mode.
Choose a file format and
Image quality
compression ratio.
5232 × 3488; 18.2 M
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panorama (panoramas)
Image size
Choose a size for new photos.
Active
Selection
Choose the frames Active
On release, record:
Selection (0 76) records to
Preceding and following
temporary storage, the length
Capture 40 frames over: 174
of time over which the frames
2/3 s
are captured, and the default
Frames saved (default): 1
number of frames saved.
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Number of
shots saved
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Default
Choose the number of shots
selected by the Smart Photo
5
Selector (0 82).
Choose when the movie
Movie before/
portion of Motion Snapshots is
1.0 s : 0.6 s
after
recorded (0 87).
Choose a file format for new
File format
NMS files
Motion Snapshots (0 87).
Choose the audio recorded
Audio
Background music
with Motion Snapshots (0 87).
Choose the hue that appears in
color in pictures taken with
Select color
—
Selective color selected in
creative mode.
Choose amount of softening
applied to pictures taken with
Soft selected in creative mode. Filter strength: Normal
Soft
You can also choose how
Portrait: On
softening applies to pictures
with portrait subjects.
Choose base hue for pictures
Hue
taken with Cross process
Blue
selected in creative mode.
Adjust saturation and
Toy camera
vignetting for pictures taken
Saturation: Normal
effect
with Toy camera effect
Vignetting: Normal
selected in creative mode.
Choose how the camera
Metering
Matrix
meters exposure.
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sRGB
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On
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Off
180
01’ 00”, 001
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Active/On *
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Off
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Auto-area
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On
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On
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TTL (Manual: Full)
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Option
Description
Choose whether the camera
Auto distortion
corrects barrel and pin-cushion
control
distortion.
Choose a color space for new
Color space
pictures.
Active
Avoid loss of detail in
D-Lighting
highlights and shadows.
Long exposure Reduce noise in long timeNR
exposures.
Interval timer Take photos at a pre-selected
shooting
interval.
Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR
Optical VR
lenses with vibration
reduction.
Choose whether to use
electronic vibration reduction
Electronic VR
in Motion Snapshot mode
(0 87).
Choose how the camera
Focus mode
focuses.
Choose how the focus area is
AF-area mode
selected.
Face-priority Turn face priority on or off.
Built-in AF
Control the built-in AF-assist
assist
illuminator.
Choose a flash mode for the
Flash control built-in and optional flash
units.
Flash
Control flash output.
compensation
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Exposure Mode
The options in the exposure mode menu offer varying degrees
of control over shutter speed and aperture in Motion Snapshot
and advanced movie modes (0 61, 87) and when Active Selection or Slow view is chosen in best moment capture mode
(0 76).
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 44).
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal
Programmed exposure (0 70). Recommended for snapshots and in
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auto
other situations in which there is little time to adjust
camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
Shutteru
aperture for best results (0 71). Use to freeze or blur
priority auto
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutter
Aperturespeed for best results (0 72). Use to blur the backv
priority auto ground or bring both foreground and background into
focus.
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 73). Set
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shutter speed to “Bulb” or “Time” for long time-exposures.
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Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs.
Option
File type
NEF (RAW)
NEF
JPEG fine
JPEG
JPEG normal
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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).
Two images are recorded: one NEF (RAW) image
and one fine-quality JPEG image.
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Image Size
Choose the size of photographs.
❚❚ Standard Photographs
The following options are available in still image and Smart
Photo Selector modes and when an option other than Easy panorama is selected in creative mode.
Option
Size (pixels) Approximate print size at 300 dpi (cm/in.) *
# 5232×3488; 18.2 M 5232 × 3488
44.3 × 29.5/ 17.4 × 11.6
$ 3920×2616; 10.3 M 3920 × 2616
33.2 × 22.1/ 13.1 × 8.7
% 2608×1744; 4.5 M 2608 × 1744
22.1 × 14.8/ 8.7 × 5.8
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in dots per inch (dpi; 1 inch=approximately 2.54 cm).
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The following options are available when Easy panorama is
selected in creative mode.
Size (pixels) 1
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horizontally: 4800 × 920
Camera panned
vertically: 1536 × 4800
Camera panned
horizontally: 9600 × 920
Camera panned
vertically: 1536 × 9600
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13.0 × 81.3/5.1 × 32.0
1 Figures for horizontal and vertical panorama are reversed if camera is
rotated 90 degrees.
2 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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The option selected for image size does not affect the size of NEF (RAW)
images. NEF (RAW) images can be viewed on the camera or using software such as Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 223) or ViewNX 2
(supplied).
When photographs taken at NEF (RAW) + JPEG are viewed on the camera, only the JPEG image will be displayed. When photographs taken at
these settings are deleted, both NEF and JPEG images will be deleted.
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“xxx_nnnn.yyy,” where:
• xxx is either NMS (Motion Snapshots recorded with NMS files
selected for File format; 0 176) or DSC (photos, MOV-format Motion
Snapshots, and movies),
• nnnn a four-digit number between 0001 and 9999 assigned automatically in ascending order by the camera, and
• yyy one of the following three-letter extensions: “NEF” for NEF (RAW)
images, “JPG” for JPEG images, or “MOV” for movies.
The NEF and JPEG files recorded at settings of NEF (RAW)+JPEG have
the same file names but different extensions. Copies created with the
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 (0 178) have names that begin with an
underscore (e.g., “_DSC0001.JPG”).
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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 (0 236).
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Active Selection
Choose the frames Active Selection (0 76) records to temporary
storage, the length of time over which the frames are captured,
and the default number of frames saved.
❚❚ On Release, Record
Choose the frames copied from the buffer to temporary storage
when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
The camera captures the 40 preceding frames.
Preceding
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Following
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The camera captures the 40 following frames.
Shutter release button
fully pressed
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Preceding
and
following
The camera captures 40 frames, starting before and ending
after the moment the shutter-release button is pressed all
the way down.
Shutter release button
fully pressed
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❚❚ Capture 40 Frames Over
Choose whether the frames are captured over 2/3 s (a frame rate
of 60 fps), 4/3 s (30 fps), or 2 s (20 fps).
❚❚ Frames Saved (Default)
Choose the number of frames selected by default in the confirmation dialog displayed when shooting is complete: the frame
recorded to the buffer when the shutter-release button was
pressed (1) or all the frames in temporary storage (All).
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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
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when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way or about
0.6 s after (0 87). If 1.6 s : 0 s is selected, the photograph used
for the Motion Snapshot will feature the last frame of the movie.
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0.6 s after.
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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
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
pressed all the way down
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Choose the file format for Motion Snapshots (0 87).
NMS files
MOV file
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 (0 142).
Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 10 s MOV file that can
be viewed in a variety of computer applications. The Motion
Snapshot is not displayed automatically when shooting
ends (0 88); for information on viewing Motion Snapshot
movies, see page 65.
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Choose amount of softening applied to pictures taken with Soft
selected in creative mode. You can also choose how softening
applies to portrait subjects.
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Choose from High, Normal, and Low.
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If On is selected and the camera detects portrait subjects (up to
three), softening will be adjusted to make them stand out. If Off
is selected, softening will be applied equally to the portrait subject and the background.
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Toy Camera Effect
Adjust saturation and vignetting for pictures taken with Toy
camera effect selected in creative mode.
❚❚ Saturation
Choose from High, Normal, and Low.
❚❚ Vignetting
Choose the amount of vignetting from High, Normal, and Low.
Metering
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Choose how the camera sets exposure.
The camera meters a wide area of the frame and adjusts for
contrast (tone distribution), color, composition, and subject
distance, producing natural results in most situations.
The camera meters the entire frame but assigns the greatest
Center- weight to the center area. This is the classic meter for porM
weighted traits and is recommended if you are using filters with an
exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
The camera meters the current focus area; use to meter offcenter subjects (if Auto-area is selected for AF-area mode
as described on page 185, the camera will meter the center
focus area, while during face priority the camera will meter
N Spot
the focus area closest to the center of the selected face;
0 45). Spot metering ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed, even when framed against a background
that is much brighter or darker.
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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. Results are not
guaranteed with third-party lenses.
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The color space determines the gamut of colors available for
color reproduction. Choose sRGB for general-purpose printing
and display; Adobe RGB, with its broader gamut of colors, is
more suited to shots destined for professional publication and
commercial printing.
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ViewNX 2 (supplied) and Capture NX 2 (available separately) automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created
with this camera. Results can not be guaranteed with third-party software.
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Active D-Lighting
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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 (0 177).
Active D-Lighting: Y On
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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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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 (0 160) brightens shadows in images
after shooting.
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Long Exposure NR
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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.
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Interval Timer Shooting
Take photographs automatically at preset intervals.
D Before Shooting
Before proceeding, check that the clock is set correctly (0 31, 218) and
then take a test shot at current settings and view the results in the monitor.
Use of a tripod is recommended. To ensure that shooting is not interrupted, be sure the battery is fully charged or use an optional AC
adapter and power connector.
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Highlight Interval and press 2 to
view the interval. Press 4 or 2 to
highlight minutes or seconds and
press 1 or 3 to choose an interval
longer than the slowest anticipated
shutter speed. Press J to return to the
interval timer shooting menu when
settings are complete.
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Highlight Number of shots and press
2, then use the multi selector to
choose the number of intervals. Press
J to return to the interval timer
shooting menu when settings are
complete.
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3 Start shooting.
Highlight Start and press J. Shooting will start after about 3 s, and continue at the selected interval until all
the shots have been taken (one shot is
taken at each interval). Note that the
pause following the recording of each
shot varies with shutter speed and the
time needed to record the image, with the result that photographs may not be recorded at the selected interval.
A Interval Timer Photography
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A warning will be displayed if the camera is unable to start interval
timer photography at current settings (for example, when “Bulb” is
selected for shutter speed). While interval timer photography is in
progress, settings can not be adjusted and the camera will not turn off
automatically (0 29).
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Interval timer shooting ends and interval timer settings are reset when
the camera is turned off, the battery is exhausted, the memory card is
full, the mode dial is rotated to a new setting, or the G or K button
is pressed.
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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, Normal, or On to reduce the effects of vibration; choose Active
when shooting from a moving vehicle or while walking or for
other forms of strong camera shake, Normal for the relatively
mild camera shake that occurs while standing still.
A Vibration Reduction
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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
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Electronic vibration reduction off
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Select On to enable electronic vibration reduction in Motion
Snapshot mode (0 87), when filming movies in auto, creative,
t, u, v, and w modes, and when HD movie is selected in
advanced movie mode (0 62, but note that electronic VR is not
available when 1080/60p or 720/60p is selected for Frame size/
frame rate). 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. The area
recorded is shown by guides in the display; the appearance of
the guides depends on the option selected for Electronic VR.
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Electronic vibration reduction on
AF-Area Mode
Choose how the focus area for autofocus is selected.
The camera automatically detects the subject and selects
the focus area.
Press J to view the focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
Single- focus area over your subject
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point
and press J; the camera
focuses on the subject in the
Focus area
selected focus area only. Use
with stationary subjects.
Press J to view the focus area
Focus area
selection display, then use the
multi selector to position the
focus area over your subject
and press J. The focus area
will track the subject as it
Subject
moves through the frame. The
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tracking
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.
Autoarea
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The camera may be unable to track subjects if they move quickly, leave
the frame or are obscured by other objects, change visibly in size, color,
or brightness, or are too small, too large, too bright, too dark, or similar
in color or brightness to the background.
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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 99)
or single AF is selected in AF-A, and
• Auto-area or Single-point is selected
for AF-area mode (0 185).
AF-assist illuminator
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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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Flash Control
Choose a flash control mode for the built-in and optional flash
units.
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A Y icon flashes in the display
during flash photography when
this option is selected.
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2 Manual
Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to shooting conditions (i-TTL flash control).
Choose a flash level between Full
and 1/32 (1/32 of full power). At full
power, the built-in flash has a guide
number of about 5/16 (m/ft, ISO
100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO 160, the
guide number is about 6.3/20.7).
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Flash Compensation
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A Y icon is displayed when flash compensation is in effect. Normal flash output can be restored by setting flash
compensation to ±0. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is
turned off.
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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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(The Movie Menu
To display the movie menu, press G and select Movies.
G button
The movie menu contains the following options:
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Matrix
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Metering
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frame rate
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Exposure
mode
Description
Reset movie menu options to
their default values.
Choose a movie type for
advanced movie mode.
Choose how the camera sets
exposure in advanced movie
mode.
Choose a frame rate for slowmotion movies recorded in
advanced movie mode (0 62).
Choose a frame size and rate
for movies recorded in auto,
creative, t, u, v, and w
modes and when HD movie is
selected in advanced movie
mode (0 62).
Choose how the camera
meters exposure.
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Reset movie
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Advanced
movie
Choose sound recording
options.
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Microphone:
Auto sensitivity (A)
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Wind noise reduction: On
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Off
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Auto-area 2
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Max. shots per minute: 4
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Adjust settings for 1 NIKKOR
Optical VR
lenses with vibration
reduction.
Choose whether to use
Electronic VR electronic vibration control
when recording movies.
Choose how the camera
Focus mode
focuses.
Choose how the focus area is
AF-area mode
selected.
Face-priority Turn face priority on or off.
Choose whether the camera
takes photos automatically
Auto image
during movie recording and
capture
select the number of pictures
taken per minute.
Default
Option
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1 Varies with lens (0 183).
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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Choose a frame rate for slow-motion movies (0 62). The faster
the frame rate, the smaller the frame size.
Option
Frame size (pixels)
Bit rate 1
1280 × 720
768 × 288
416 × 144
24 Mbps
2 Mbps
1 Mbps
120 fps
400 fps
1200 fps
Maximum length Maximum length
(shooting) 1
(playback) 1, 2
12 seconds
3 seconds
40 seconds
120 seconds
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2 Slow-motion movies will play back over a period of about 4 (120 fps), 13
(400 fps), or 40 (1200 fps) times the recording time.
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For information on the total length of movies that can be stored on the
memory card, see page 238.
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Frame Size/Frame Rate
Choose a frame size and frame rate for movies recorded in auto,
creative, t, u, v, and w modes and when HD movie is selected
in advanced movie mode (0 62).
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1080/30p
720/60p
720/30p
Frame size (pixels) Recording rate
1920 × 1080
1280 × 720
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29.97 fps
59.94 fps
29.97 fps
Bit rate
Maximum length
(approx.)
42 Mbps 10 minutes
24 Mbps 20 minutes
16 Mbps
29 minutes
12 Mbps
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Photographs recorded by pressing the shutter-release button all the
way down during movie recording have an aspect ratio of 3 : 2. The
frame size varies with the option selected for Frame size/frame rate:
• 1080/60p and 1080/30p: 5232 × 3488 pixels
• 720/60p and 720/30p: 1472 × 984 pixels
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Adjust movie sound recording settings for the built-in microphone and optional external microphones (0 222).
❚❚ Microphone
Select Microphone off to disable sound recording. Selecting
any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to
the selected sensitivity.
A The 2 Icon
Movies recorded with the microphone off are indicated by a 2 icon in
full-frame and movie playback.
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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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To disable wind noise reduction when using an optional ME-1 stereo
microphone, slide the microphone low-cut filter switch to FLAT and
select Off for Wind noise reduction.
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Auto Image Capture
Choose whether the camera takes photos automatically while
movies are being recorded in auto, creative, t, u, v, or w mode
or with HD movie selected in advanced movie mode. Photos will
be taken when a suitably-framed portrait subject is in focus and
the composition is stable. The maximum number of photos that
can be taken during a single clip is 20, including photos taken
manually (0 64).
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Max. shots per
minute
The camera will take photos automatically during
movie recording if On is selected.
Choose the maximum number of shots per minute
(one or four).
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)The Image Processing Menu
To display the image processing menu, press G and select
Image processing.
G button
Description
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Reset image processing
options to their default values.
Adjust settings for different
types of lighting.
Control the camera’s sensitivity
to light.
Choose how the camera
processes pictures.
Create custom Picture
Controls.
Reduce noise at high ISO
sensitivities.
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White balance
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Custom Picture
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High ISO noise
reduction
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Auto (160–6400)
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On
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ISO sensitivity
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Reset
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White Balance
White balance ensures that colors are unaffected by the color of
the light source. Auto white balance is recommended for most
light sources, but other values can be selected if necessary
according to the type of source.
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Fluorescent
Direct sunlight
Flash
Cloudy
Shade
Preset manual
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Automatic white balance adjustment. Recommended in most situations.
Use under incandescent lighting.
Use with cool-white fluorescent lighting.
Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.
Use with built-in or optional flash units.
Use in daylight under overcast skies.
Use in daylight with subjects in the shade.
Measure white balance (0 198).
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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
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2 Fine-tune white balance.
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Increase green
Increase magenta
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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 5) in the detailed display (0 6) to show that white
balance has been altered from default values.
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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.
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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.
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displayed.
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3 Measure white balance.
4 Check the results.
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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.
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white balance, a flashing L will be
displayed. Before the indicator stops
flashing, frame the reference object so
that it fills the display and press the
shutter-release button all the way
down. No photograph will be
recorded; white balance can be measured accurately even when the camera is not in focus.
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If lighting is too dark or too bright, the
camera may be unable to measure
white balance. The message at right
will be displayed. Return to Step 3 and
measure white balance again.
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D Auto Power Off
White balance measurement will end without a new value being
acquired if no operations are performed for the time selected for Auto
power off in the setup menu (0 213; the default is 1 minute).
D Preset White Balance
The camera can store only one value for preset white balance at a time;
the existing value will be replaced when a new value is measured. Note
that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring
white balance; in mode w, adjust exposure so that the exposure indicator shows ±0 (0 73).
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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):
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• J (incandescent)/
Warm-white fluorescent: 3000 K
• White fluorescent: 3700 K
• I (cool-white fluorescent): 4200 K
• Day white fluorescent: 5000 K
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• N (flash): 5400 K
• G (cloudy): 6000 K
• Daylight fluorescent: 6500 K
• Mercury-vapor lamps: 7200 K
• M (shade): 8000 K
ISO Sensitivity
The camera’s sensitivity to light can be adjusted according to the
amount of light available. The higher the ISO sensitivity, the less
light needed to make an exposure, allowing faster shutter
speeds or smaller apertures.
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lighting conditions. ISO sensitivity is adjusted in
q Auto (160–6400)
the range given in brackets; choose larger ranges
x Auto (160–3200)
for increased sensitivity when lighting is poor,
w Auto (160–800)
smaller ranges to reduce noise (randomly-spaced
bright pixels, fog, or lines).
ISO sensitivity is fixed at the selected value. If 6400
160, 200, 400, 800,
(NR) or 12800 (NR) is selected, the camera will take
1600, 3200, 6400,
four shots each time the shutter-release button is
6400 (NR), 12800,
pressed all the way down and combine them to
12800 (NR)
create a single image processed to reduce the
noise that occurs at high sensitivities.
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When auto ISO sensitivity control is in effect,
the display shows an ISO AUTO icon and the
current ISO sensitivity.
D 6400 (NR)/12800 (NR)
The edges of the image will be cropped out and built-in and optional
flash units and Active D-Lighting can not be used. The desired results
may not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting. If
NEF (RAW) or NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine is selected for image quality, the
picture will be recorded as a fine-quality JPEG image. Only one shot will
be taken if the shutter speed is slower than 1/30 s.
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Choose how the camera processes photographs.
Standard processing for balanced results. Recommended in most situations.
Minimal processing for natural results. Choose for
R Neutral
photographs that will later be extensively processed
or retouched.
Pictures are enhanced for a vivid, photoprint effect.
S Vivid
Choose for photographs that emphasize primary colors.
T Monochrome Take monochrome photographs.
Process portraits for natural texture and a rounded
e Portrait
feel.
Take vibrant photographs of landscapes and cityf Landscape
scapes.
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1 Display options.
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modified to suit the scene or your creative intent.
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Highlight an item in the Picture Control menu and press 2 to display Picture Control settings (0 204; the
settings available with custom Picture
Controls are the same as the preset
controls on which they are based). To
use an unmodified Picture Control, highlight it and press J.
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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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A Modified Picture Controls
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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 (0 206). If desired, custom Picture Controls can be saved to a memory card and copied to other
Nikon 1 V3 cameras or loaded into compatible software (0 207).
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Picture Controls that have been modified
from default settings are indicated by an
asterisk (“*”) in the Picture Control menu
(0 202) and in the detailed display (0 6).
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Manual
adjustments
(non-monochrome
Hue
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Filter
Manual
effects
adjustments
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Mute or exaggerate the effect of the
selected Picture Control (note that this
resets all manual adjustments). Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, or custom
Picture Controls.
Manually adjust the sharpness of outlines,
Sharpening or select A to adjust sharpness automatically.
Adjust contrast manually, or select A for
Contrast
automatic contrast adjustment.
Adjust brightness without affecting expoBrightness
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Control the vividness of colors. Select A to
Saturation
adjust saturation automatically.
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Adjust hue.
Simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs.
Choose the tint used in monochrome photographs.
Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with exposure and the size and position of the subject in the frame.
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A 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.
A Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Enhance contrast. Can be used to reduce the brightness of
the sky in landscape photographs. Orange produces more
contrast than yellow, red more contrast than orange.
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
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O (orange)
R (red)
G (green)
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Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more pronounced
than those produced by physical glass filters.
A Toning (Monochrome Only)
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Choose from B&W (black-and-white), Sepia,
Cyanotype (blue-tinted monochrome), Red,
Yellow, Green, Blue Green, Blue, Purple
Blue, Red Purple. Pressing 3 when Toning
is highlighted displays saturation options.
Press 4 or 2 to adjust saturation. Saturation
control is not available when B&W (blackand-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.
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and press 2, or press J to proceed to
Step 3 to save a copy of the highlighted Picture Control without further modification.
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1 Select a Picture Control.
2 Edit the selected Picture Control.
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abandon any changes and start over
from default settings, press the O button. Press J when settings are complete.
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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.
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in the Picture Control menu.
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Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility
available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as
Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded into
the camera, or custom Picture Controls created with the camera
can be copied to the memory card to be used in other
Nikon 1 V3 cameras and compatible software and then deleted
when no longer needed.
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To copy custom Picture Controls to or from the memory card, or
to delete custom Picture Controls from the memory card, select
Load from/save to card in the Custom Picture Control menu.
The following options will be displayed:
Copy custom Picture Controls from the memory card to
custom Picture Controls C-1 through C-9.
Delete selected custom Picture
Controls from the memory
card. The confirmation dialog
shown at right will be disDelete from card
played before a Picture Control
is deleted; to delete the
selected Picture Control, highlight Yes and press J.
Copy a custom Picture Control (C-1 through C-9) to a
Copy to card
selected destination (1 through 99) on the memory card.
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A Copy to Card
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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.
A Custom Picture Control > Delete
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delete selected custom Picture Controls from the camera when they
are no longer needed.
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Select On to reduce “noise” (randomly-spaced bright pixels,
lines, or fog). If Off is selected, noise reduction will still be performed, but the amount is less than that performed when On is
selected.
gThe Setup Menu
To display the setup menu, press G and select Setup.
G button
The setup menu contains the following options:
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Reset setup menu options
other than Flicker reduction,
Reset setup options
Time zone and date, and Language to default values.
Format memory card Format the memory card.
Allow the shutter to be
Slot empty release
released when no memory
lock
card is inserted in the camera.
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Release locked
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Display brightness: 0
Adjust display brightness,
Viewfinder
view or hide a framing grid, brightness 1: 0
Display
and choose the information Grid display: Off
Playback highlight
displayed in the monitor.
display: Off
Mute the sounds made durSilent photography
Off
ing shooting.
AF: On
Choose the beeps made by
Self-timer: On
Sound settings
the camera.
Touch-screen
controls: On
Choose the auto power off
Auto power off
1 min
delay.
Touch-screen
Enable or disable touchEnable
controls
screen controls (0 17).
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Fn1: White balance
Fn2: ISO sensitivity
Fn3: Movie-record
button 2
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AE/AF lock
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Choose how long the camera
Remote on duration waits for a signal from an
ML-L3 remote control.
Assign Fn button
Choose the roles played by
the Fn1, Fn2, and Fn3 buttons.
Choose the role played by the
A button.
Choose whether exposure
Shutter button AE locks when the shutterlock
release button is pressed halfway.
Choose whether remote controls for HDMI-CEC devices to
HDMI device control which the camera is connected can be used to operate the camera.
Flicker reduction
Reduce flicker or banding.
Reset file numbering Reset file numbering.
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camera displays.
Record camera orientation
Auto image rotation
with pictures.
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Language
Location data
Pixel mapping
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Firmware version
Adjust settings for optional
GPS units.
Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image
processors.
Display the current firmware
version.
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Daylight saving time:
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Auto power off:
Disable
Set clock from
satellite: Yes
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2 Available only when optional grip is attached.
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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 (0 145). To exit without formatting the memory
card, highlight No and press J.
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while the card is formatted; do not remove
the memory card or remove or disconnect
the power source until formatting is complete.
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If Enable release is selected, the shutter can be released when
no memory card is inserted. No pictures will be recorded,
although they will be displayed in demo mode. Select Release
locked to enable the shutter only when a card is inserted.
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To adjust the brightness of the monitor,
select Display brightness and press 1
or 3. Choose higher values to brighten
the display and lower values to make the
display darker.
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Viewfinder Brightness
This option is available only when an optional viewfinder is
attached. To adjust the brightness of the viewfinder, select Viewfinder brightness and press 1 or 3. 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 40).
Playback Highlight Display
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Select On to reduce camera noise in quiet surroundings. The
camera uses an electronic shutter and silences the sounds produced when the camera controls are operated. Selecting Off
restores normal operation; a mechanical shutter is used except
when a frame rate of 10 fps or higher is selected in continuous
shooting mode (0 92).
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Highlight items and press 2 to select or
deselect. Select AF to sound a beep when
the camera focuses, Self-timer to sound
a beep during self-timer photography,
Touch-screen controls to sound a beep
in response to use of the touch-screen
controls, or remove the checks to mute these sounds. Press J to
exit when settings are complete.
Auto Power Off
Choose how long the displays remain on
when no operations are per formed
(0 29). Choose shorter delays to reduce
the drain on the battery. Once the displays have turned off, they can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release
button.
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attached, select Enable for the Location data > Auto power off
option in the setup menu (0 114).
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Remote on Duration
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Choose how long the camera will remain
active while waiting for a signal from the
remote control (0 96). Choose a shorter
delay to reduce the drain on the battery.
Note that remote control mode must be
reselected once the timer has expired.
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Assign AE/AF-L Button
Choose whether the A button locks both focus and exposure
(AE/AF lock), exposure only (AE lock only), or focus only (AF
lock only) or can be used to initiate autofocus (AF-ON). Exposure lock is described below, focus lock on page 216.
Autoexposure Lock
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Exposure lock is used to recompose photographs after metering
exposure. It is most effective when used with center-weighted
or spot metering (0 177) to frame off-center subjects that are
much brighter or darker than their surroundings or to optimize
exposure for an object other than your main subject.
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Position the subject in the center of
the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway to meter exposure. Check that the focus area is displayed in green.
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2 Lock exposure.
With the shutter-release button
pressed halfway and the subject positioned in the focus area, press the A
button to lock exposure. While exposure lock is in effect, an AE-L/AF-L indicator will be displayed. Exposure will
remain locked while the button is
pressed.
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Focus Lock
Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing
on the subject in the center of the frame, allowing you to focus
on a subject that will not be in the center of the final composition. If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus (0 101),
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 (0 185).
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the frame and press the shutterrelease button halfway to initiate
focus. Check that the focus area is displayed in green. If AF-S is selected for
focus mode (0 99), focus will lock
while the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway.
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confirm that AE-L/AF-L appears in the
display. Focus will remain locked
while the button is pressed.
A button
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3 Recompose the photograph and shoot.
Focus will remain locked between
shots.
Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect. If the subject moves, focus again
at the new distance.
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shooting under fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting. Choose a
frequency which matches that of the local AC power supply.
A Flicker Reduction
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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 v or w and choose a
smaller aperture (higher f-number).
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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
(0 173). 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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Change time zones, set the camera clock,
choose the date display order, or turn
daylight saving time on or off (0 31).
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Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set
to the time in the new time zone.
Date and time Set the camera clock.
Choose the order in which the day, month, and year are
Date format
displayed.
Turn daylight saving time on or off. The camera clock will
Daylight
automatically be advanced or set back one hour. The
saving time
default setting is Off.
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Auto Image Rotation
Camera rotated 90°
clockwise
Camera rotated 90°
counterclockwise
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orientation
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camera orientation, allowing them to be rotated automatically
during playback or when viewed in ViewNX 2 (supplied) or
Capture NX 2 (available separately; 0 223). The following orientations are recorded:
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this option when panning or taking photographs with the lens
pointing up or down.
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Image orientation is not recorded for movies, Motion Snapshots, or
panoramas.
A Rotate Tall
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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. If the lens is
equipped with a cap, do not remove it.
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the setup menu.
3 Select Yes.
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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.
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nTechnical Notes
Read this chapter for information on compatible accessories,
cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if an error message is displayed or you encounter problems using the camera.
Optional Accessories
At the time of writing, the following accessories were available
for your camera.
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 259 for information on using the FT1; be sure to update to the latest version
of the FT1 firmware before use. For information on attaching
and removing the FT1 and on 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.
Electronic Electronic Viewfinder DF-N1000 (0 34): The DF-N1000 connects
viewfinders to the camera multi accessory port.
Grips
Grip GR-N1010 (0 36): The GR-N1010 offers improved handling and is equipped with a sub-command dial and shutter-release and Fn3 buttons.
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• Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (0 23–24): Additional
EN-EL20a batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-29 (0 23): Recharge EN-EL20a 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 225 for details.
Flash units When mounted on the Nikon 1 V3, the following flash units
support i-TTL and manual flash control (0 187).
• Speedlight SB-N5 (0 109):The SB-N5 has a Guide Number of
8.5/27.9 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at ISO
160 is 10.8/35.4).
• Speedlight SB-N7 (0 109): The SB-N7 has a Guide Number of
18/59 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at ISO 160
is 22.8/74.8).
Remote
Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (0 96): The ML-L3 uses a 3 V
controls
CR2025 battery.
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Pressing the battery-chamber latch to the right (q), insert a
fingernail into the gap and open the battery chamber (w).
Ensure that the battery is in the correct orientation (r).
Stereo Microphone ME-1 (0 193): Connect the ME-1 to the camera microphone jack to record stereo sound while reducing
the noise caused by lens vibration being recorded during
autofocus.
Multi acces- Multi Accessory Port Adapter AS-N1000: The AS-N1000 fixes
sory port
optional ME-1 stereo microphones to the Nikon 1 V3.
accessories
GPS units GPS Unit GP-N100 (0 113): Record the time (UTC) and the camera’s current latitude, longitude, and altitude with every picture taken.
Software
Capture NX 2: A complete photo editing package offering such
features as white balance adjustment and color control
points.
Body Cap BF-N1000: The body cap keeps the dust shield free of
dust when a lens is not in place.
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Body caps
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Note: Use the latest versions of Nikon software; see the websites listed on page xviii 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.
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Approved Memory Cards
The following cards have been tested and approved for use in
the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recommended for movie recording. Recording may end unexpectedly
when cards with slower write speeds are used.
microSD cards
microSDHC cards 2
2 GB 1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
SanDisk
Toshiba
Panasonic
microSDXC cards 3
64 GB
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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-I.
3 Check that any card readers or other devices with
which the card will be used are SDXC-compliant. The
camera supports UHS-I.
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Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter
Turn the camera off before attaching an optional power connector and AC adapter.
1 Ready the camera.
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Be sure to insert the connector in the
orientation shown, using the connector to keep the orange battery latch
pressed to one side. The latch locks
the connector in place when the connector is fully inserted.
3 Close the battery-chamber cover.
Position the power connector cable so
that it passes through the power connector slot and close the batterychamber cover.
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4 Connect the AC adapter.
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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.
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Storage and Cleaning
Storage
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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)
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Use a blower to remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with
a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off sand or salt with a cloth lightly dampened in
Camera body
distilled water and dry thoroughly. Important: Dust or other
foreign matter inside the camera may cause damage not covered under warranty.
These elements are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
with a blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertiLens,
cal to prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerviewfinder
prints and other stains, apply a small amount of lens cleaner
to a soft cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a soft
Monitor
cloth or chamois leather. Do not apply pressure, as this
could result in damage or malfunction.
The dust shield is easily damaged. Remove dust and lint
Dust shield
with a blower.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
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Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions
Do not drop: The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or
vibration.
Keep dry: This product is not waterproof, and may malfunction if
immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity. Rusting of the
internal mechanism can cause irreparable damage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature: Sudden changes in temperature, such
as those that occur when entering or leaving a heated building on a cold
day, can cause condensation inside the device. To prevent condensation,
place the device in a carrying case or plastic bag before exposing it to
sudden changes in temperature.
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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.
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Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to attach the body cap if the camera is
without a lens.
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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.
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Cleaning: When cleaning the camera body, use a blower to gently remove
dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the camera at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt using a cloth lightly
dampened in pure water and then dry the camera thoroughly.
Lenses, viewfinders, and other glass elements 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 glass, apply a small amount of lens
cleaner to a clean, soft cloth and wipe the glass carefully.
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Storage: To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a cool, dry, wellventilated 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.
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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.
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Store the battery in a cool, dry place. Replace the terminal cover before
putting the battery away.
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Notes on the monitor and viewfinder: These displays are constructed with
extremely high precision; at least 99.99% of pixels are effective, with no
more than 0.01% being missing or defective. Hence while these displays
may contain pixels that are always lit (white, red, blue, or green) or
always off (black), this is not a malfunction and has no effect on images
recorded with the device.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see 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.
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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.
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• Continuing to charge the battery after it is fully charged can impair battery performance.
• 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-EL20a battery.
• Charge the battery before use. When taking photographs on important
occasions, ready a spare EN-EL20a 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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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
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✔
✔3
t
✔
✔
✔3
y
✔
✔
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h
—
—
—
✔1 ✔ ✔ ✔ —
—
—
—
—
—
— —
— —
— —
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
— —
—
—
— ✔ ✔ —
— ✔4 ✔4 —
— ✔4 ✔4 —
— — — —
— ✔ ✔ —
— ✔ ✔ —
— ✔ ✔ —
—
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
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✔
✔
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✔
✔3
✔3
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✔3
✔3
✔3
✔
✔3
✔3
—
✔3
✔3
✔3
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—
—
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—
—
—
—
—
—
w
—
—
✔
— —
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ —
— ✔3 ✔3 — —
✔5 — — — —
3
h
—
—
—
z
t, u,
v
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—
✔
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1
3
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Image size 2
Metering
Auto distortion
control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
Interval timer
shooting
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority
Flash compensation
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
v
t, u,
v
—
—
✔4
— ✔3 ✔3 — —
✔
✔ —
✔
✔
✔
✔
✔ ✔
✔
✔
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
u
Other
settings
Autoexposure lock
Focus lock
Continuous
Self-timer
Remote control
Exposure
compensation
Flash mode
C
—
—
✔
✔
✔
s
✔3
✔3
—
—
—
t
✔3
✔3
—
—
—
y
—
—
—
—
—
h
—
—
—
✔
✔
v
t, u,
v
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
w
✔
✔
—
✔
✔
h
—
—
—
—
—
z
t, u,
v
✔
✔
—
—
—
w
✔
✔
—
—
—
✔ ✔6 ✔6 — ✔
✔
— ✔
✔
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✔
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1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.
2 RAW images fixed at 5232 × 3488 pixels.
3 Available when t, u, v, or w is selected for Exposure mode.
4 Not available when y Slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode
(0 62).
5 Not available when 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps is selected in continuous mode
(0 92).
6 Available when h, t, u, or v is selected for Exposure mode.
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❚❚ t, u, v, w, and w Creative Modes
In the table below, creative modes are represented by the
following icons: 4 creative palette, 5 HDR, p easy panorama,
q soft, r miniature effect, s selective color, 6 cross process,
and 7 toy camera effect.
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✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1, 2 ✔ 1,2 ✔ 1,2
✔ 1,2
✔ 1,3 ✔ 1,3 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1
✔1
✔1 ✔1 — — —
—
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 —
✔1
✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔1 ✔
✔1
✔1 ✔1 — — —
—
✔4 ✔4 — — —
—
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔1 ✔1 — — —
—
✔1 ✔1 — — —
—
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔4 ✔4 — — —
✔
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔1 ✔1 — — —
—
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔
✔ — ✔ ✔
✔
✔
✔ ✔ ✔ ✔
✔
✔
✔ — — —
—
✔
✔ ✔ ✔ —
✔
✔
✔ ✔ ✔ —
✔
✔
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✔
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Image size
Metering
Auto distortion control
Color space
Active D-Lighting
Long exposure NR
Interval timer shooting
Focus mode
AF-area mode
Face-priority
Flash compensation
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture Control
High ISO noise reduction
Autoexposure lock
Focus lock
Continuous
Self-timer
Remote control
Exposure compensation
Flash mode
1 Has no effect on movies recorded with movie-record button.
2 NEF (RAW) and NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine not available.
3 RAW images fixed at 5232 × 3488 pixels.
4 Not available when 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps is selected in continuous mode
(0 92).
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Defaults
Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, and setup menus may be found on pages 156, 167,
189, 195, and 209, respectively. Defaults for other settings are
listed below.
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Center *
Off
Off
Off
8 (single frame)
0.0
Fill flash
Unmodified
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Focus area (0 185)
Flexible program (0 70)
Autoexposure lock (0 214)
Focus lock (0 216)
Continuous/self-timer/remote
control (0 92, 94, 96)
Exposure compensation (0 104)
Flash mode (0 106)
Picture Control settings (0 202)
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Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the number of pictures or amount of
movie footage that can be stored on a 16GB SanDisk SDSDQXP016G-J35 UHS-I microSDHC card at different image quality, size,
or movie settings. All figures are approximate; file size varies
with the type of card and scene recorded.
❚❚ Auto, Creative (Easy Panorama Excluded), t, u, v, w, Active Selection,
Slow View, and Smart Photo Selector 1
NEF (RAW)
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30.7 MB
27.5 MB
24.3 MB
11.0 MB
6.5 MB
3.2 MB
5.8 MB
3.5 MB
1.9 MB
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JPEG fine 2
Image size (0 172)
5232 × 3488
3920 × 2616
2608 × 1744
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5232 × 3488
3920 × 2616
2608 × 1744
5232 × 3488
3920 × 2616
2608 × 1744
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625
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2300
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2600
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2 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW) and JPEG images.
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❚❚ Easy Panorama
Image quality
(0 171)
Image size
(0 172)
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
Normal
4800 × 920
panorama 1536 × 4800
Wide
9600 × 920
panorama 1536 × 9600
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
File size
No. of images
4.4 MB
4.4 MB
8.6 MB
8.6 MB
2.3 MB
2.3 MB
4.4 MB
4.4 MB
3400
3400
1700
1700
6500
6500
3400
3400
File size
176.5 MB
153.6 MB
137.3 MB
121.4 MB
55.1 MB
32.3 MB
15.9 MB
29.0 MB
17.6 MB
9.4 MB
No. of shots
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98
110
125
275
469
952
522
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1500
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5232 × 3488
3920 × 2616
2608 × 1744
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5232 × 3488
3920 × 2616
2608 × 1744
5232 × 3488
3920 × 2616
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2 Image size applies to JPEG images only. Size of NEF (RAW) images can not
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❚❚ HD, Fast-Motion, Jump-Cut, and 4-Second Movies
Frame size/frame rate (0 192) 1
1080/60p
1080/30p
720/60p
720/30p
Maximum total length (approx.) 2
47 minutes
1 hour 20 minutes
1 hour 57 minutes
2 hours 32 minutes
1 HD movies only. Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies are
recorded at 1080/30p.
2 For information on the maximum length that can be recorded in a single
clip, see page 192.
❚❚ Slow-Motion Movies
Maximum total recorded length (approx.) *
26 minutes
31 minutes
31 minutes
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120 fps
400 fps
1200 fps
❚❚ Motion Snapshots
Format (0 176)
NMS
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length is about 4 (120 fps) or 13 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the
recorded length.
File size
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32.5 MB
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No. of shots
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Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
Battery/Display
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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 displays are off:
• The camera is off (0 29) or the battery is exhausted (0 23, 33).
• An object has come close to the eye sensor, turning the optional viewfinder on and the monitor off (0 35).
• The displays have turned off automatically to save power (0 29). The
displays can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera is connected to a computer (0 145) or television (0 148).
The viewfinder is out of focus: Focus the viewfinder using the diopter adjustment control (0 35).
The camera turns off without warning:
• The battery is low (0 23, 33).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 29). The display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high (0 xvii, 246). Wait for the
camera to cool before turning it on again.
Indicators are not displayed: Press the $ button (0 6).
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The camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or format the memory card.
The shutter-release is disabled:
• The battery is exhausted (0 23, 33).
• The memory card is full (0 33).
• The flash is charging (0 107).
• The camera is not in focus (0 39).
• You are currently filming a slow-motion movie (0 64).
Only one picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed in continuous
release mode: I is selected in continuous mode (0 92) and flash lighting
is used.
The camera does not focus automatically:
• The subject is not suited to autofocus (0 101).
• The camera is in manual focus mode (0 99, 102).
Focus does not lock when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway: Use the A
button to lock focus when AF-C is selected for focus mode or when photographing moving subjects in AF-A mode (0 99, 216).
Focus area selection is unavailable: Focus area selection is not available in
auto-area AF (0 185) or face priority (0 45). 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, creative (0 50), or
best moment capture (0 76) mode, manual focus mode is selected
(0 99), or the h Scene auto selector is used (0 170).
Image size selection is unavailable: An NEF (RAW) option is selected for image
quality (0 171).
The camera is slow to record photos: Turn long exposure noise reduction off
(0 180) and choose an option for ISO sensitivity (0 201) other than
6400 (NR) and 12800 (NR). In creative mode, additional time may be
needed to record photos when HDR or Easy panorama is selected
(0 53, 54).
Noise (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or lines) appears in photos:
• Lower ISO sensitivity or enable high ISO noise reduction (0 208).
• Use long exposure noise reduction at shutter speeds slower than 1 s
(0 180).
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No photo taken when ML-L3 remote control shutter-release button is pressed:
• Replace battery in remote control (0 222).
• Choose a remote control mode (0 96).
• The remote control standby timer has expired (0 213).
• The remote is not pointed at the camera or the infrared receiver is not
visible (0 2, 96).
• The remote is too far from the camera (0 97).
• Bright light is interfering with remote.
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements or the
dust shield (0 227).
Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the display: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 217).
No flash: The built-in flash and optional flash units will not fire during
movie recording (0 59) or live image control (0 47), in best moment
capture (0 76), Motion Snapshot (0 87), advanced movie (0 62),
creative palette (0 52), or easy panorama (0 54) modes, or when HDR is
on (0 53), a frame rate of 10 fps or higher is selected in continuous mode
(0 92), or 6400 (NR) or 12800 (NR) is selected for ISO sensitivity
(0 201).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes (0 232).
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speed of “Bulb” or “Time” in mode w (0 73). Choose a different shutter
speed.
Some shutter speeds are not available: You are using the flash.
Colors are unnatural:
• Adjust white balance to match the light source (0 196).
• Adjust Picture Control settings (0 202).
Cannot measure white balance: The subject is too dark or too bright (0 199).
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 (0 204).
Metering can not be changed: Exposure lock is in effect (0 214).
Noise (reddish areas and other artifacts) appears in long time-exposures: Enable
long exposure noise reduction (0 180).
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Movies
Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in best moment capture or Motion Snapshot mode (0 79, 90).
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 193).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion, fast-motion, or jump-cut
movies (0 62) or with Motion Snapshots recorded with None selected
for Audio (0 90).
Tap Shooting Options
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The touch screen can not be used for shooting or focus:
• Touch shooting options are not available in best moment capture or
Motion Snapshot mode.
• The edges of the display can not be used for shooting or focus. Tap
closer to the center of the display.
Pictures are blurred: The camera may move when the display is tapped,
which may under some conditions result in blurred pictures. Use both
hands to hold the camera steady.
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of NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine images (0 173).
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 159).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 219).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken (0 219).
• Photo is displayed in image review (0 159).
Cannot hear movie sound:
• Rotate the main command dial right to raise the volume (0 65). If the
camera is connected to a television (0 148), use the controls for the TV
to adjust the volume.
• You are blocking the speaker with a finger or other object (0 3).
Remove the obstruction.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion, fast-motion, or jump-cut
movies (0 62) or with Motion Snapshots recorded with None selected
for Audio (0 90).
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Cannot delete images: Remove protection from the files before deletion
(0 159).
Cannot select photos for printing: The memory card is full (0 33) or the photos are in NEF (RAW) format. To print NEF (RAW) photos, transfer the pictures to a computer and use the supplied software or Capture NX 2
(0 145).
Pictures are not displayed on TV: The camera is not correctly connected
(0 148).
Pictures cannot be transferred to a computer: If your system does not meet the
requirements on page 143, 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 (0 223).
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Smart devices do not display the camera SSID (network name):
• Confirm that camera Wi-Fi is enabled (0 120).
• Try turning the smart device Wi-Fi off and then on again.
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The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock (0 31, 218).
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings (0 232) or when a memory card is inserted (0 24).
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Solution
If the subject is too bright, lower ISO
sensitivity or choose a faster shutter
speed or smaller aperture (higher
(Shutter-speed or
f-number).
aperture display
If the subject is too dark, raise ISO senflashes)
sitivity, use a flash, or choose a slower
shutter speed or larger aperture (lower
f-number).
A lens with a retractable lens barrel
Keeping the zoom ring
button is attached with the lens barrel
button pressed, rotate
retracted. Keeping the retractable lens
the zoom ring to
barrel button pressed, rotate the zoom
extend the lens.
ring to extend the lens.
Check lens. Pictures
can only be taken
Attach a lens.
when a lens is
attached.
Turn the camera off and then on again.
Lens error.
If the problem persists or reoccurs freTry again after turning
quently, contact a Nikon-authorized
the camera off and on.
service representative.
Cannot take pictures. Turn the camera off and recharge the
Insert fully-charged
battery or insert a fully charged spare
battery.
battery.
The clock has been
Set the camera clock.
reset.
Turn the camera off and confirm that
No memory card.
the card is correctly inserted.
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71, 72,
73, 201
71, 72,
73, 105,
201
28, 256
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31, 218
24
Message
This memory card
cannot be used. Card
may be damaged;
insert a different card.
This memory card is
not formatted. Format
the memory card?
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211
24, 224
24, 211
171
136
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The movie-record
button cannot be used
in this mode.
Photographs cannot
be recorded in this
mode.
The capture
illuminator has been
used consecutively for
the maximum time
and has turned off.
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additional folders on
memory card.
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Memory card is full.
Solution
• Use an approved card.
• Format the card. If the problem persists, the card may be damaged. Contact a Nikon-authorized ser vice
representative.
• Insert a new memory card.
Select Yes to format the card, or turn
the camera off and insert another
memory card.
• You may be able to record additional
images if you reduce image quality or
size.
• Delete unwanted images.
• Insert another 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 can not be
used in best moment capture or
Motion Snapshot modes.
The shutter-release button can not be
used to take photographs while a
slow-motion movie is being recorded.
The capture illuminator on the
optional SB-N5 flash unit turns off
automatically after extended use.
Remove your finger from the shutterrelease button for a short period.
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Solution
0
Photographs cannot be
taken in shutter- priority Choose a different shutter speed, or
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speed of “Bulb”.
Use a lens with a focal length of 6 to
Cannot shoot
30 mm to shoot panoramas. If you are
panorama with lens of
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using a zoom lens, choose a focal
this focal length.
length between 6 and 30 mm.
An error has occurred Turn the camera off and then on again.
in the internal circuitry. If the problem persists or reoccurs fre—
Try again after turning quently, contact a Nikon-authorized
the camera off and on. service representative.
The camera’s internal
temperature is high.
Wait for the camera to cool.
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turn off.
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no images.
containing images.
The file has been created or modified
Cannot display this file. on a computer or different make of —
camera, or is corrupt.
Check printer.
Check the printer.
—*
Select Resume after loading paper of
Check paper.
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the correct size.
Paper jam.
Clear the jam and select Resume.
—*
Out of paper.
Insert paper and select Resume.
—*
Check ink supply.
Select Resume after checking the ink.
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Out of ink.
Replace the ink and select Resume.
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* See the printer manual for more information.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 V3 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
Digital camera with support for interchangeable
lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format
equivalent)
18.4 million
Image sensor
Image sensor
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13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Image sensor cleaning
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Dust-reduction system
Storage
Image size (pixels)
Still images taken in auto, t, u, v, w, best moment
capture, and all creative modes other than easy panorama
(aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 5232 × 3488
• 3920 × 2616
• 2608 × 1744
Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera
panned horizontally (aspect ratio 120 : 23)
• 4800 × 920
Still images taken in normal panorama mode with camera
panned vertically (aspect ratio 8 : 25)
• 1536 × 4800
Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera
panned horizontally (aspect ratio 240 : 23)
• 9600 × 920
Still images taken in wide panorama mode with camera
panned vertically (aspect ratio 4 : 25)
• 1536 × 9600
Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 5232 × 3488 (1080/60p, 1080/30p)
• 1472 × 984 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
• 5232 × 2936
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File format
Picture Control system
Media
File system
Shooting modes
• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression
• NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in
both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, and
microSDXC memory cards
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
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C auto; w creative, with a choice of the following options: 4 creative palette, 5 HDR, p easy
panorama, q soft, r miniature effect, s selective
color, 6 cross process, and 7 toy camera effect;
t programmed auto with flexible program, u
shutter-priority auto, v aperture-priority auto,
and w manual; u best moment capture
(s Active Selection, t slow view and y Smart
Photo Selector); v advanced movie (0 HD
movie, y slow motion, 2 jump cut, 1 fast
motion and 3 4-second movie), z Motion Snapshot
Speed
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Shutter
Type
Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focalplane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter
• Mechanical shutter: 1/4000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV;
Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote
control)
• Electronic shutter: 1/16,000–30 s in steps of 1/3 EV;
Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 remote
control)
Note: Bulb and Time end automatically after approximately 2 minutes
• Mechanical shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at
X=1/250 s or slower
• Electronic shutter: Synchronizes with shutter at
X=1/60 s or slower
Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Remote control modes
Exposure
Metering
Metering method
• Single frame, continuous
• Self-timer, remote, interval timer shooting
Approx. 6, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
Delayed remote (2 s); quick-response remote
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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
t programmed auto with flexible program;
u shutter-priority auto; v aperture-priority auto;
w manual; h scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value with A
(AE-L/AF-L) button
ISO sensitivity
ISO 160; ISO 200–12800 in steps of 1 EV; 6400
(Recommended Exposure (NR); 12800 (NR); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO
Index)
160–6400, 160–3200, 160–800) available (user
controlled in t, u, v, and w modes)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
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Focus
Autofocus
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: 171 focus areas; the center 105
areas support phase-detection AF
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF) or by pressing A
(AE-L/ AF-L) button
On, off
Lens servo
AF-area mode
Focus area
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Face priority
Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number (GN)
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Flash-ready indicator
White balance
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Control
Mode
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Raised by pressing flash button
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO
160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction,
red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync,
rear curtain + slow sync
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when flash is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight,
flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except
preset manual with fine tuning
Movie
Metering
Metering method
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• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Frame size (pixels)/
HD movies (aspect ratio 16 : 9)
recording rate
• 1920 × 1080/60p (59.94 fps)
• 1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
• 1280 × 720/60p (59.94 fps)
• 1280 × 720/30p (29.97 fps)
Slow-motion movies
• 1280 × 720/120 fps
(aspect ratio 16 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 768 × 288/400 fps
(aspect ratio 8 : 3; plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 416 × 144/1200 fps
(aspect ratio 26 : 9; plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
Fast-motion, jump-cut, and 4-second movies (aspect ratio
16 : 9)
1920 × 1080/30p (29.97 fps)
Motion Snapshots (movie portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
1920 × 1080/60p (59.94 fps)
(plays at 24p/23.976 fps)
File format
MOV
Video compression
H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording format PCM
Audio recording device Built-in or optional external ME-1 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 1037k-dot, TFT vari-angle
LCD touch screen with brightness and angle
adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
and panorama playback, slide show, histogram
display, auto image rotation, and rating option
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Interface
USB
HDMI output
Multi accessory port
Audio input
Wireless
Standards
Communications
protocols
Operating frequency
Range (line of sight)
Hi-Speed USB
Type D HDMI connector
Used for designated accessories
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm diameter)
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11b: DSSS/CCK
• IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
2412–2462 MHz (channels 1–11)
Approximately 10 m/33 ft (assumes no interference; range may vary with signal strength and
presence or absence of obstacles)
54 Mbps
Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE
standard. Actual rates may differ.
• Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
• Encryption: AES
Supports WPS
Infrastructure
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Wireless setup
Access protocols
Supported languages
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Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified
and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese
(European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
Tripod socket
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One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL20a battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5C power connector (available separately)
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1 4-in.
(ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 110.9 × 65.0 × 33.2 mm (4.4 × 2.6 ×
1.3 in.), excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 324 g (11.4 oz) with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 282 g (9.9 oz),
camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
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• 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-29 battery charger
Rated input
Rated output
Supported batteries
Charging time
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AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A
DC 8.4 V/0.6 A
Nikon EN-EL20a rechargeable Li-ion batteries
Approx. 3 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-EL20a rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.2 V, 1110 mAh
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 14.0 mm (1.2 × 2.0 × 0.6 in.)
Weight
Approx. 42 g (1.5 oz), excluding terminal cover
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1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
10–30 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
9 elements in 7 groups (including 4 aspherical
lens elements, 1 ED lens element, and HRI lens
elements)
Angle of view
77°–29° 40′
Vibration reduction
Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Minimum focus distance 0.2 m (0.7 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades
7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 10 mm focal length: f/3.5–16
• 30 mm focal length: f/5.6–16
Dimensions
Approx. 58 mm diameter × 28 mm (distance from
camera lens mount flange when lens is retracted)
Weight
Approx. 85 g (3.0 oz)
1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6
Type
1 mount lens
Focal length
11–27.5 mm
Maximum aperture
f/3.5–5.6
Construction
8 elements in 6 groups (including 1 ED lens element and 1 aspherical lens element), 1 protective
glass element
Angle of view
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
Fully automatic
Aperture range
• 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 camera lens mount flange when lens is
retracted)
Weight
Approx. 83 g (3.0 oz)
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DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder
Type
0.48-in., approx. 2359k-dot color TFT LCD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Eyepoint
16 mm (–1.0 m–1; from viewfinder eyepiece protective glass)
Diopter adjustment
–3–+1 m–1
Eye sensor
Camera switches to viewfinder display when it
detects that viewfinder is in use
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 32.5 × 33.7 × 40.8 mm (1.3 × 1.3 × 1.6 in.),
excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 26 g (0.9 oz), excluding connector cover
GR-N1010 Grip
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 119.2 × 76.6 × 48.8 mm (4.7 × 3.0 × 1.9
in.), excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 63 g (2.2 oz), excluding connector cap
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Specifications subject to change without notice. Nikon will not be held liable
for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain.
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❚❚ 1 NIKKOR Lenses
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM
Lens mounting mark
Lens cover
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Zoom ring
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Zoom ring
Lens mounting mark
CPU contacts
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Lens cap
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 PD-ZOOM supports vibration
reduction, which can be adjusted using the Optical VR option in
the camera menus (0 183).
Use the zoom ring to zoom in and out (0 45).
A Lens Care
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• 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.
When using an optional lens hood, do not pick up or hold the lens or
camera using only the hood. Lens hoods and filters are not available
for the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM.
• When the lens is not in use, attach the rear cap and either ensure that
the lens is retracted and the cover closed (1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm
f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM) or attach the front cap (other lenses).
• 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.
• When using the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM, be sure
not touch the lens cover. Failure to observe this precaution could
result in product malfunction.
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A Supplied Accessories
• 40.5 mm snap-on Front Lens Cap LC-N40.5 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR
11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6)
• Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000
A Optional Accessories
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• 40.5 mm screw-on filters (for use with the 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm
f/3.5–5.6)
• 40.5 mm screw-on Hood HN-N102 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR
11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6; attaches as shown below)
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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.
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Autofocus
Autofocus is available only with AF-S lenses; other lenses support manual focus only. Set the camera focus mode to AF-S or
AF-C. The only AF-area 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.
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Manual Focus
Follow the steps below to focus manually when using the FT1
with a NIKKOR F mount lens.
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Press 1 (%) to display focus mode options, then highlight
MF and press J.
2 Focus.
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subject is in focus.
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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). A navigation window will
appear in a gray frame at the bottom
right of the display.
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If AF-S or AF-C is selected for Focus mode and the lens supports autofocus with manual override, you can focus using
autofocus and then keep the shutter-release button pressed
halfway and rotate the lens focus ring to fine-tune focus manually. To refocus using autofocus, press the shutter-release
button halfway again.
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Rotate the main command dial to
choose from magnifications of up to
about 10× and use the multi selector
to scroll to areas of the frame not visible in the display. To exit zoom, press
J.
Navigation window
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Main command dial
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.
Status
In focus.
Camera focused in front of subject.
Camera focused behind subject.
Unable to determine focus.
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I
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4
2 4
(flashes)
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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.
Solution
When using CPU lenses, lock
Lens aperture ring is not
aperture ring at minimum aperlocked at minimum aperture.
ture (highest f-number).
When using non-CPU lens, rotate
Non-CPU lens is attached, or
lens aperture ring to adjust aperno lens is attached.
ture.
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Error Messages and Displays
The following warnings appear in the camera aperture display.
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Restrictions
• Auto and best moment capture modes are not supported.
• Motion Snapshots can be recorded only when an AF-S lens is
attached and the camera is in autofocus mode and then only
when the subject 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.
• During movie recording, select exposure mode v or w 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 may slow when I is
selected in continuous mode.
• 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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A Trademark Information
Mac and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United
States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista
are either registered trademarks, or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The PictBridge logo is
a trademark. The microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC 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.
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Wi-Fi and the Wi-Fi logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of the
Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trade names mentioned in this manual or the
other documentation provided with your Nikon product are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
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Portions of this software are copyright © 2014 The HarfBuzz Project
(http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HarfBuzz). All rights
reserved.
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Battery Life
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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-EL20a (1110 mAh)
batteries are given below.
• Still images: Approximately 310 shots
• Movies: Approximately 75 minutes at 1080/60p
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 PD-ZOOM lens, and a 16GB
SanDisk SDSDQXP-016G-J35 UHS-I microSDHC 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 10 minute movies with a file
size of up to 4 GB were recorded; recording was only interrupted when temperature warning was displayed.
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The following can reduce battery life:
• Keeping the shutter-release button pressed halfway
• Repeated autofocus operations
• Taking NEF (RAW) photographs
• Slow shutter speeds
• Using Wi-Fi
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
• Using zoom with power zoom lenses
• Using viewfinders, grips, flash units, or GPS units
To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL20a 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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E (self-timer) ...................................... 94
# (remote control) ............................. 96
% (focus mode) ............................... 99
E (exposure compensation) .......104
N (flash mode) ..................................106
Y (red-eye reduction) ..................106
p (slow sync) ..................................106
q (rear-curtain sync) ....................106
N (flash-ready indicator) ..... 107, 110
L (Preset manual) ........................198
L (matrix) ..........................................177
M (center-weighted) .....................177
N (spot) ..............................................177
e (auto-area) ..................................185
c (single-point) .............................185
9 (subject tracking) ....................185
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4-second movie ................................. 62
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C (Auto mode) ..............................8, 38
t (Programmed auto) ............70, 170
u (Shutter-priority auto) .......71, 170
v (Aperture-priority auto) ...72, 170
w (Manual) .................................73, 170
w (Creative mode) .....................8, 49
v (Advanced movie mode) ....8, 59,
62
u (Best moment capture mode) . 8,
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z (Motion Snapshot mode) ......8, 87
4 (Creative Palette) ................... 50, 52
5 (HDR) ....................................... 50, 53
p (Easy panorama) ................... 50, 54
q (Soft) .................................................. 50
r (Miniature effect) ......................... 50
s (Selective color) ..................... 50, 57
6 (Cross process) ...................... 50, 58
7 (Toy camera effect) .............50, 177
h (Scene auto selector) ..............170
c (Portrait) ......................................... 44
d (Landscape) ................................... 44
f (Night portrait) ............................ 44
e (Close up) ....................................... 44
g (Night landscape) ....................... 44
Z (Auto) .............................................. 44
U (flexible program) ......................... 70
G (menu) button .... 10, 156, 167,
189, 195, 209
K (playback) button .......... 41, 85, 91
O (delete) button 43, 67, 86, 91, 136
$ (display) button ........................ 6
J (OK) button ...................................... 9
& (feature) ........................................... 12
A (AE-L/AF-L) ...................... 214, 216
C (continuous shooting/self-timer) .
92, 94, 96
8 (single frame) ................................ 93
I (continuous) .................................. 92
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AC adapter .............................. 222, 225
Accessories ........................................221
Active D-Lighting ............................179
Active Selection ........................76, 174
Adobe RGB ........................................178
Advanced movie mode .......8, 59, 62
AE lock ................................................214
AF ...................................................99, 185
AF-A ....................................................... 99
AF-area mode ...................................185
AF-assist illuminator ......................186
AF-C ....................................................... 99
AF-F ........................................................ 99
AF-S ........................................................ 99
Aperture ........................................ 72, 73
Aperture-priority auto ...........72, 170
Assign AE/AF-L button ..................214
Assign Fn buttons ............................. 14
Assisted GPS .....................................115
Attaching the lens ............................ 27
Command dial ........... 41, 70–73, 102
Compatible lens ..............................221
Computer ...........................................141
Continuous .......................................... 92
Continuous AF ................................... 99
Contrast .................................... 179, 204
Creative mode .................................... 49
Creative Palette ........................... 50, 52
Crop .....................................................162
Crop (PictBridge) .............................151
Cross process ............................... 50, 58
Custom Picture Control ...... 203, 206
B
D
Battery ........................... 23, 24, 33, 253
Beep ...................................... 39, 95, 212
Best moment capture mode .........76
Best shot ........................................82, 85
Body cap ........................................2, 223
Border ................................................. 151
Bounce lighting .............................. 111
Brightness ......................................... 204
Buffering ..........................78, 83, 84, 88
Built-in AF assist .............................. 186
Built-in flash ..................................... 105
Bulb ........................................................74
Date and time ............................31, 218
Date format ................................31, 218
Daylight saving time ...............31, 218
DCF version 2.0 ................................263
Defaults ..............................................235
Delete ......................43, 67, 86, 91, 136
Delete all images .............................136
Delete selected images ................136
Detailed display ............................... 5, 6
Detailed photo information ... 7, 130
Digital Print Order Format . 155, 263
Diopter adjustment control .......... 35
Display ........................................... 6, 211
Display brightness ..........................211
D-Lighting .........................................160
DPOF .................................153, 155, 263
DPOF print order ................... 153, 155
Dust shield ............................... 227, 228
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Audio .....................................................90
Auto distortion control ................ 178
Auto image capture ...................... 194
Auto image rotation ...................... 219
Auto mode ...........................................38
Auto photography ......................... 194
Auto power off ................29, 114, 213
Auto-area (AF-area mode) .......... 185
Autofocus ................................... 99, 185
Automatic scene selection .............44
Auto-select AF ....................................99
Available settings ........................... 232
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Calendar ...................................134, 138
Calendar playback ......................... 134
Capture 40 frames over ................ 174
Capture illuminator ....................... 111
Capture NX 2 ................. 173, 207, 223
CEC ...................................................... 149
Center-weighted (Metering) ...... 177
Charging a battery ............................23
Clock ............................31, 32, 114, 218
Clock battery .......................................32
Close up ................................................44
Color space ....................................... 178
Color temperature ......................... 200
Combine 4-second movies ......... 165
Combine NMS movies .................. 166
E
Easy panorama ........................... 50, 54
Edit movie ..........................................163
Electronic viewfinder .... 34, 212, 221
Electronic VR .....................................184
Exif version 2.3 .................................263
Exposure ............... 104, 170, 177, 214
Exposure compensation ...............104
Exposure indicator ............................ 74
Exposure lock ...................................214
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Image processing menu ...............195
Image quality ...................................171
Image review ....................................159
Image selection ...............................158
Image size ..........................................172
Index print .........................................153
Infrared receiver ............................2, 97
Interval timer shooting .................181
ISO sensitivity ...................................201
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Face priority ...............................45, 169
Fast motion ......................................... 62
File format ..........................................176
Fill flash ...............................................106
Filter effects ............................. 204, 205
Filter strength ...................................176
Fine-tuning white balance ..........197
Firmware version .............................210
Flash ........................ 105, 109, 187, 188
Flash compensation .......................188
Flash control .....................................187
Flash mode ........................................106
Flash range ........................................108
Flash units ................................ 109, 222
Flash-ready indicator ........... 107, 110
Flexible program ............................... 70
Flicker reduction ..............................217
Fn button .............................................. 14
Focal length ......................................130
Focal length scale ...........................256
Focal plane mark ........................ 2, 103
Focus .............................................99, 185
Focus area ...................................39, 185
Focus lock ..........................................216
Focus mode ......................................... 99
Focusing the viewfinder ................. 35
Format memory card ..............26, 211
Frame rate .......................129, 191, 192
Frame size/frame rate ....................192
Frames saved (default) ..................174
FT1 ........................................................259
Full-frame playback .................41, 129
Full-time AF ......................................... 99
H.264 ...................................................251
HD movie ....................................62, 192
HDMI ......................................... 148, 263
HDMI device control ......................149
HDMI-CEC ..........................................149
HDR ........................................................ 53
High definition ....................... 148, 263
High ISO noise reduction .............208
Histogram ..........................................132
Hue .......................................................204
Hue (Cross process) .......................... 58
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Exposure mode ................................170
Eye sensor ............................................ 34
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GP-N100 .............................................113
GPS .......................................................113
Grid display ......................................... 40
Grip ................................................36, 221
J
JPEG .....................................................171
Jump cut .............................................. 62
L
Landscape ..................................44, 202
Language ....................................30, 210
Lens ..................... 27, 45, 183, 221, 254
Lens cap ......................................27, 256
Lens mount .......................................103
Live image control ............................ 47
Load from/save to card .................207
Location data ...................................114
Long exposure NR ..........................180
M
Manual .........................................73, 170
Manual focus ....................................102
Matrix (Metering) ............................177
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Network connection ..................... 119
Neutral ............................................... 202
Night landscape .................................44
Night portrait ......................................44
Nikon Transfer 2 .............................. 146
NMS .................................. 173, 176, 238
Normal panorama .................172, 237
Number of copies (PictBridge) .. 151
Number of shots saved ................ 175
O
On release, record .......................... 174
Optical VR .......................................... 183
Optional flash .........................109, 222
P
Page size (PictBridge) .................... 151
Photo information .....................7, 129
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PictBridge ................................ 150, 263
Picture Control ....................... 202, 206
PIN-entry WPS ..................................122
Pixel mapping ..................................220
Playback ......................................41, 129
Playback highlight display ...........212
Playback menu ................................156
Playback zoom .................................135
Portrait .........................................44, 202
Portrait (Soft) ....................................176
Power connector ................... 222, 225
Power drive zoom ............................. 45
Power switch ...................................... 29
Preset manual ........................ 196, 198
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ............................ 40, 44
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ......................................... 39, 44
Print border (PictBridge) ..............151
Print date ............................................155
Print DPOF print order ..................153
Print time stamp (PictBridge) .....151
Printing ...............................................150
Programmed auto ...................70, 170
Protect .................................................159
Push-button WPS ............................121
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Max. shots per minute .................. 194
Maximum aperture ........................ 254
Memory card ... 24, 26, 211, 224, 236
Memory card access lamp .............40
Memory card capacity .................. 236
Metering ............................................ 177
Microphone ............................... 60, 193
microSD card ................................... 224
Miniature effect ..................................50
Mode dial ............................................... 8
Monitor .............................. 5, 6, 15, 211
Monochrome ................................... 202
Motion Snapshot mode ..................87
Mount adapter .......................221, 259
MOV ................................. 173, 176, 238
Movie before/after ......................... 175
Movie menu ..................................... 189
Movie sound options .................... 193
Movie-record button .......................60
Movies .................................. 59, 62, 192
Multi accessory port ......35, 109, 113
Multi selector ........................................ 9
Q
Quick adjust ......................................204
R
Rating ........................................ 137, 160
Rear-curtain sync ............................106
Red-eye reduction ..........................106
Remote control .........................96, 213
Remote on duration .......................213
Removing the lens from the camera
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Reset file numbering .....................218
Reset movie options ......................189
Reset processing options .............195
Reset setup options .......................209
Reset shooting options .................167
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Tap shooting options ....................116
Television ...........................................148
Temperature warnings .................. xvii
Thumbnail playback ......................133
Time .......................................31, 74, 218
Time stamp .......................................151
Time zone ..........................................218
Time zone and date .......................218
Timer ............................................94, 181
Toning ....................................... 204, 205
Touch screen ................... 17, 116, 209
Toy camera effect .....................50, 177
Trimming movies ............................163
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Saturation ..........................................204
Saturation (Toy camera effect) ...177
Scene auto selector ........................170
Scene selection .................................. 44
Select by date ...................................153
Select color .......................................... 57
Select images by date ...................136
Select images for printing ............153
Selective color ............................. 50, 57
Self-timer .............................................. 94
Sensitivity ...........................................201
Set clock from satellite ..................114
Setup menu .......................................209
Sharpening ........................................204
Shooting menu ................................167
Shutter button AE lock ..................210
Shutter speed .............................. 71, 73
Shutter-priority auto ...............71, 170
Shutter-release button ............. 39, 44
Silent photography ........................212
Simple photo info ...................... 7, 129
Simplified display ................................ 6
Single AF .............................................. 99
Single frame ........................................ 93
Single-point ......................................185
Size .................161, 172, 192, 247, 251
Slide show ..........................................138
Slot empty release lock .................211
Slow motion ...............................62, 191
Slow sync ...........................................106
Slow view ............................................. 80
Smart Photo Selector ....................... 82
Soft ................................................50, 176
Sound settings .................................212
Speaker .............................................3, 66
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Speedlight ............................... 109, 222
Spot (Metering) ...............................177
sRGB .....................................................178
SSID ......................................................123
Standard .............................................202
Start printing (PictBridge) ............152
Strap ...................................................... 23
Subject tracking ..............................185
System requirements ....................143
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Resize ...................................................161
Retractable lens barrel button .... 28,
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Rotate tall ...........................................159
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USB ............................................. 145, 150
USB cable ................................. 145, 150
UTC .......................................................114
V
Vari-angle monitor .......................3, 15
View SSID ...........................................123
Viewfinder ........................ 35, 212, 221
ViewNX 2 ............................................141
Vignetting ..........................................177
Virtual horizon ......................................7
Vivid .....................................................202
Volume ........................................65, 140
VR ................................................ 183, 184
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White balance ..................................196
Wide panorama .....................172, 237
Wi-Fi .............................................xix, 119
Wi-Fi upload ..................................... 125
Wind noise reduction ................... 193
Wireless .......................................xix, 119
Wireless Mobile Utility .........119, 120
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Zoom guide .........................................45
Zoom ring ........................... 28, 45, 256
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