Nikon 1 S2 Camera User Guide

Nikon 1 S2 Camera User Guide
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Table of Contents
Getting the Most from Your Camera ........................................iii
About This Manual .......................................................................iv
The Reference Manual.................................................................. v
For Your Safety..............................................................................vi
Notices............................................................................................ ix
Introduction
1
Package Contents..........................................................................1
Parts of the Camera.......................................................................2
First Steps......................................................................................10
Taking and Viewing Photographs
17
Point-and-Shoot Photography (Auto Mode) .........................17
Viewing Photographs .........................................................................20
Deleting Pictures ..................................................................................22
Live Image Control...............................................................................24
Choosing a Creative Mode.........................................................26
Choosing a Mode That Matches the Subject or Situation.....27
Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes ...........................................29
The Creative Palette ............................................................................34
HDR ...........................................................................................................35
Selective Color.......................................................................................36
Cross Process .........................................................................................37
Recording and Viewing Movies
38
Recording Movies........................................................................38
Taking Photographs During Movie Recording..........................43
Viewing Movies.....................................................................................44
Deleting Movies....................................................................................45
Other Shooting Modes
47
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture) ...............47
Choosing a Shot Manually (Active Selection)............................ 47
Letting the Camera Choose the Moment (Smart Photo
Selector).............................................................................................. 51
z Combining Photos with Brief Movie Vignettes (Motion
Snapshot Mode).....................................................................56
Viewing Motion Snapshots .............................................................. 60
Deleting Motion Snapshots ............................................................. 60
More on Photography
61
Continuous Mode........................................................................61
Self-Timer Modes ........................................................................63
The Built-in Flash......................................................................... 65
Auto Pop-up Modes............................................................................ 65
Manual Pop-up Modes ...................................................................... 67
Menu Options
71
Playback Menu Options .............................................................71
Shooting Menu Options.............................................................72
Movie Menu Options ..................................................................73
Image Processing Menu Options ............................................. 74
Setup Menu Options................................................................... 75
Connecting to a Computer
76
Installing the Supplied Software.............................................. 76
System Requirements ........................................................................ 77
Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer........................79
Transferring Pictures .......................................................................... 79
Viewing Pictures................................................................................... 81
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Technical Notes
82
Optional Accessories ..................................................................82
Approved Memory Cards ..................................................................83
Storage and Cleaning .................................................................84
Storage.....................................................................................................84
Cleaning...................................................................................................84
Caring for the Camera and Battery: Cautions ........................85
Troubleshooting..........................................................................89
Battery/Display......................................................................................89
Shooting (All Modes) ..........................................................................90
Movies ......................................................................................................90
Playback...................................................................................................91
Miscellaneous........................................................................................91
Error Messages.............................................................................92
Specifications ...............................................................................94
Nikon 1 S2 Digital Camera ................................................................94
Battery Life........................................................................................... 102
Index ........................................................................................... 103
Warranty Terms - Nikon Europe Service Warranty ............ 106
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Getting the Most from Your Camera
Take photos with the shutter-release button.
See page 6 for more information.
Shutter-release button
Shoot movies with the movie-record button.
Movies can be recorded by
pressing the movie-record button in auto (page 17), creative
(page 26), and advanced movie
(page 38) modes.
Movie-record button
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About This Manual
For a complete guide to using your digital camera, see the Reference Manual (page v). To get the most from your camera, please
be sure to read this User’s Manual thoroughly and keep it where
it will be read by all who use the product.
Camera Settings
The explanations in this manual assume that default settings are used.
Symbols and Conventions
To make it easier to find the information you need, the following symbols and conventions are used:
D
This icon marks cautions; information that should be read before
use to prevent damage to the camera.
A
This icon marks notes; information that should be read before
using the camera.
0 This icon marks references to other pages in this manual.
The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is a
1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 PD-ZOOM.
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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 vi–viii) and “Caring for the Camera and Battery:
Cautions” (0 85).
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The Reference Manual
For more information on using your Nikon camera, download a
pdf copy of the camera Reference Manual from the website listed
below. The Reference Manual can be viewed using Adobe Reader
or Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or later.
1 On your computer, launch a web browser and open the Nikon
manual download site at http://nikonimglib.com/manual/
2 Navigate to the page for the desired product and download
the manual.
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For Your Safety
To prevent damage to your Nikon product or injury to yourself or to others,
read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equipment. Keep these safety instructions where all those who use the product will
read them.
The consequences that could result from failure to observe the precautions
listed in this section are indicated by the following symbol:
icon marks warnings. To prevent possible injury, read all warnA This
ings before using this Nikon product.
❚❚WARNINGS
A Keep the sun out of the frame. Keep the
sun well out of the frame when
shooting backlit subjects. Sunlight
focused into the camera when the
sun is in or close to the frame could
cause a fire.
A Turn off immediately in the event of malfunction. Should you notice smoke or
an unusual smell coming from the
equipment or AC adapter (available
separately), unplug the AC adapter
and remove the battery immediately,
taking care to avoid burns. Continued
operation could result in injury. After
removing the battery, take the equipment to a Nikon-authorized service
center for inspection.
A Do not disassemble. Touching the product’s internal parts could result in
injury. In the event of malfunction,
the product should be repaired only
by a qualified technician. Should the
product break open as the result of a
fall or other accident, remove the battery and/or AC adapter and then take
the product to a Nikon-authorized
service center for inspection.
A Keep out of reach of children. Failure to
observe this precaution could result
in injury. In addition, note that small
parts constitute a choking hazard.
Should a child swallow any part of
this equipment, consult a physician
immediately.
A Do not use in the presence of flammable A Do not place the strap around the neck of
gas. Do not use electronic equipment
in the presence of flammable gas, as
this could result in explosion or fire.
A Keep dry. Do not immerse in or expose
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.
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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
pital personnel. This camera transmits
radio frequencies that could interfere
with medical equipment or aircraft
navigation. Disable the wireless network feature and remove all wireless
accessories from the camera 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.
A Do not remain in contact with the camera,
battery, or charger for extended periods
while the devices are on or in use. Parts of
the device become hot. Leaving the
device in direct contact with the skin
for extended periods may result in
low-temperature burns.
A Do not leave the product where it will be
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.
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.
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.
A Do not carry tripods with a lens or camera
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.
• Do not expose the battery to flame
or to excessive heat.
• Do not immerse in or expose to
water.
• Replace the terminal cover when
transporting the battery. Do not
transport or store the battery with
metal objects such as necklaces or
hairpins.
• Batteries are prone to leakage when
fully discharged. To avoid damage
to the product, be sure to remove
the battery when no charge
remains.
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• 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.
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.
• 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.
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A Use appropriate cables. When connecting cables to the input and output
jacks, use only the cables provided or
sold by Nikon for the purpose to
maintain compliance with product
regulations.
A CD-ROMs: CD-ROMs containing software or manuals should not be
played back on audio CD equipment.
Playing CD-ROMs on an audio CD
player could cause hearing loss or
damage the equipment.
Notices
• No part of the manuals included • Nikon will not be held liable for any
with this product may be repro- damages resulting from the use of
duced, transmitted, transcribed, this product.
stored in a retrieval system, or trans- • While every effort has been made to
lated into any language in any form, ensure that the information in these
by any means, without Nikon’s prior manuals is accurate and complete,
written permission.
we would appreciate it were you to
• Nikon reserves the right to change bring any errors or omissions to the
the specifications of the hardware attention of the Nikon representaand software described in these tive in your area (address provided
manuals at any time and without separately).
prior notice.
Notice for Customers in Canada
CAN ICES-3 B / NMB-3 B
Notice for Customers in Europe
CAUTION: RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE. DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
This symbol indicates that
electrical and electronic
equipment is to be collected separately.
This symbol on the battery
indicates that the battery is
to be collected separately.
The following apply only to
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.
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.
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try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
• Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/television technician for help.
Notice for Customers in the State of California
WARNING: Handling the cord on this
product may expose you to lead, a
chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road,
Melville, New York 11747-3064, U.S.A.
Tel.: 631-547-4200
Notice Concerning Prohibition of Copying or Reproduction
Note that simply being in possession of material that has been digitally copied or reproduced by means of a scanner, digital camera, or other device may
be punishable by law.
• Items prohibited by law from being copied • 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.
Disposing of Data Storage Devices
Please note that deleting images or formatting memory cards or other data
storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted
files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user ’s
responsibility.
Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another
person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the
device and then completely refill it with images containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Care should be taken to avoid
injury when physically destroying data storage devices.
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AVC Patent Portfolio License
THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL
AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (I) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH
THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (II) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED
BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS
OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS
GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE
OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE http://www.mpegla.com
Temperature Warnings
The camera may become warm to the touch during use; this is normal and
does not indicate a malfunction. At high ambient temperatures, after
extended periods of continuous use, or after several photographs have been
taken in quick succession, a temperature warning may be displayed, following which the camera will turn off automatically to minimize damage to its
internal circuits. Wait for the camera to cool before resuming use.
Use Only Nikon Brand Electronic Accessories
Nikon cameras are designed to the highest standards and include complex
electronic circuitry. Only Nikon brand electronic accessories (including chargers, batteries, AC adapters, and lens accessories) certified by Nikon specifically
for use with this Nikon digital camera are engineered and proven to operate
within the operational and safety requirements of this electronic circuitry.
The use of non-Nikon electronic accessories could damage the
camera and may void your Nikon warranty. The use of thirdparty rechargeable Li-ion batteries not bearing the Nikon holographic seal shown at right could interfere with normal operation of the camera or result in the batteries overheating, igniting, rupturing, or leaking.
For more information about Nikon brand accessories, contact a local authorized Nikon dealer.
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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
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.
A Before Taking Important Pictures
Before taking pictures on important occasions (such as at weddings or
before taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot to ensure that the
camera is functioning normally. Nikon will not be held liable for damages or lost profits that may result from product malfunction.
A Life-Long Learning
As part of Nikon’s “Life-Long Learning” commitment to ongoing product support and education, continually-updated information is available on-line at the following sites:
• For users in the U.S.A.: http://www.nikonusa.com/
• For users in Europe and Africa: http://www.europe-nikon.com/support/
• For users in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East: http://www.nikon-asia.com/
Visit these sites to keep up-to-date with the latest product information,
tips, answers to frequently-asked questions (FAQs), and general advice
on digital imaging and photography. Additional information may be
available from the Nikon representative in your area. For contact information, visit http://imaging.nikon.com/
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sIntroduction
Package Contents
Confirm that the package contains the following items:
BF-N1000 body cap
s
Nikon 1 S2 digital camera
EN-EL22
rechargeable
Li-ion battery
(with terminal cover)
Lens (supplied only
if lens kit is
purchased with
camera)
AN-N1000 strap
UC-E16 USB cable
ViewNX 2 CD
MH-29 battery
charger (AC wall
adapter supplied in
countries or regions where
required; shape depends
on country of sale)
User’s Manual
(this manual)
Memory cards are sold separately.
1
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
s
16
1 2 34 5
5
6
7
8
9
14
10
17
18
15
13 12 11
1 Movie-record button .................. 38, 39
2 Shutter-release
button ..............................43, 49, 52, 57
3 Power switch........................................14
4 Power lamp ..........................................14
5 Microphone
6 Focal plane mark (E)
7 AF-assist illuminator
Self-timer lamp....................................64
Red-eye reduction lamp ............ 66, 68
8 Flash pop-up button..........................67
2
9 Eyelet for camera strap......................10
10 Connector cover
11 Lens release button............................13
12 Dust shield..................................... 84, 85
13 Lens mount ..........................................12
14 Mounting mark ...................................12
15 Body cap ...............................................82
16 Built-in flash.........................................65
17 HDMI connector
18 USB connector.....................................79
The Camera Body (Continued)
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
10
9
J button
Press the multi selector
up, down, left, or right
(1,3, 4, or 2), or
rotate it as shown
above.
s
1 Monitor ................................................... 4 5 Memory card access lamp................ 19
2 K (playback) button ............20, 54, 60 6 O (delete) button................................ 22
3 G (menu) button .......................... 5 7 Power connector cover
4 Multi selector
for optional power connector
J (OK) button
8 Battery-chamber/memory card slot
& (feature) ............................................. 8
cover latch........................................... 11
E (exposure compensation)
9 Battery-chamber/
M (flash mode).....................................65
memory card slot cover................... 11
C (continuous shooting/
10 Tripod socket *
self-timer)..................................... 61, 63 11 Speaker
* Camera does not support TA-N100 tripod mounting spacer.
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.
3
The Monitor
1 2 34
s
NO ICON
H
Battery fully
charged or
partially
discharged.
Low battery.
5 6 7 8 9 1011
35
34
33
32
31
30
29
28
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20
1 Shooting mode ..................................... 6 19 Flash-ready indicator ........................ 69
2 Live image control..............................24 20 “k” (appears when memory remains
Creative mode ....................................26
for over 1000 exposures)
Best moment capture
21 Number of exposures remaining....16
selection ....................................... 47, 51
Number of shots remaining before
Advanced movie selection ........ 38, 41
memory buffer fills
Exposure mode ...................................72
White balance recording indicator
3 Flexible program indicator ...............29
Card warning indicator......................92
4 Flash mode .................................... 66, 68 22 Time available......................................39
5 Self-timer ..............................................63 23 ISO sensitivity ......................................74
Continuous mode *.............................61 24 ISO sensitivity indicator.....................74
6 Active D-Lighting * .............................73
Auto ISO sensitivity indicator
7 Picture Control * ..................................74 25 Aperture......................................... 31, 32
8 White balance * ...................................74 26 Shutter speed ............................... 30, 32
9 Frame size/frame rate........................74 27 Metering ........................................ 73, 74
10 Image size * ..........................................72 28 Battery indicator *
11 Image quality * ....................................72 29 Sound settings * ..................................75
12 Focus mode *................................. 73, 74 30 Autoexposure (AE) lock
13 AF-area mode * ............................. 73, 74
indicator ..............................................75
14 Face-priority *................................ 23, 73 31 Auto distortion control......................73
15 Focus area............................... 19, 73, 74 32 Auto image capture ...........................74
16 AF-area brackets *
33 Microphone sensitivity *
17 Flash compensation ...........................73 34 Time elapsed........................................39
18 Exposure compensation
35 Recording indicator............................39
* Available only when Detailed is selected for Display > Shooting in the
setup menu (0 75).
Note: Display shown with all indicators lit for illustrative purposes.
4
The G Button
The shooting mode and most shooting,
playback, and setup options can be
accessed from the camera menus. Press
the G button to display the menu
selection dialog shown below, then use
the multi selector to highlight the icon
for the desired menu and press J.
Playback menu (0 71):
Adjust playback settings.
G button
s
Shooting menu (0 72):
Adjust settings for still
photography.
Shooting mode
menu (0 6):
Choose a
shooting mode.
Movie menu (0 73):
Adjust movie-recording options.
Setup menu (0 75):
Adjust basic camera settings.
Image processing menu (0 74):
Adjust white balance, ISO sensitivity, Picture Controls, and other image
processing settings for photographs and movies.
5
❚❚ Choosing a Shooting Mode
To display the shooting mode menu,
press the G button, highlight Shooting mode, and press J. Use the multi
selector to highlight a shooting mode
and press J to select the highlighted
option.
s
z Motion Snapshot mode (0 56): Each time the shutter is released, the
camera records a still image and about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the
resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will
play back in slow motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still
image.
u Best moment capture mode (0 47): Choose
Active Selection to select the best picture from
ten shots in temporary storage or Smart Photo
Selector to let the camera pick the best shot
based on composition and movement.
C Auto mode (0 17): Let the camera pick the settings for photographs and movies.
w Creative mode (0 26): For photographs in
which you want to use special effects, match settings to the scene, or control shutter speed and
aperture.
v Advanced movie mode (0 38): Choose an exposure mode and adjust
shutter-speed or aperture or record movies in slow or fast motion or
with other special effects.
6
❚❚ Using the Menus
Use the multi selector (0 3) to navigate
the playback, shooting, movie, image
processing, and setup menus.
Multi selector
1 Select an item.
s
Press 1 or 3 to highlight menu items
and press 2 to view options for the
highlighted item.
2 Select an option.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight the desired
option and press J to select.
A Using the Menus
The items listed may vary with camera settings. Items displayed in gray
are not currently available. To exit the menus and return to shooting
mode, press the shutter-release button halfway (0 19).
A Choosing a Menu
To display another menu, press 4 in Step 1 and then press 1 or 3 to
highlight the desired icon. Press 2 to position the cursor in the highlighted menu.
7
The & (Feature) Menu
To display the feature menu and adjust
camera settings or access playback
options, press & (feature) on the multi
selector.
s
& menu (shooting mode)
& menu (playback)
1 Select an item.
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 19 or highlight 1 and press
J).
2 Select an option.
Highlight the desired option or value
and press J to select.
8
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. In auto mode, pressing & displays the shooting
mode menu (0 6).
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First Steps
1 Attach the camera strap.
Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets.
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2 Charge the battery.
Insert the battery into the charger q and plug the charger in
w. An exhausted battery fully charges in about three hours.
Unplug the charger and remove the battery when charging is
complete.
Battery
charging
Charging
complete
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 and a memory card.
The camera stores pictures on microSD, microSDHC, and
microSDXC memory cards (available separately; 0 83).
Before inserting the battery or memory cards, check that they
are in the correct orientation. Using the battery to keep the
orange battery latch pressed to one side, slide the battery in
until it latches, and then slide in the memory card until it
clicks into place. Do not attempt to insert the card at an angle;
failure to observe this precaution could damage the product.
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Front
16GB
A Formatting Memory Cards
If this is the first time the memory card
will be used in the camera or if the card
has been formatted in another device,
select Format memory card in the setup
menu and follow the on-screen instructions to format the card (0 75). 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 (0 79).
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4 Attach a lens.
Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when
the lens or body cap is removed.
Remove the
rear lens cap
s
Remove the camera body cap
Mounting mark (camera)
Keeping the mounting marks
aligned, position the lens on
the camera
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Mounting mark (lens)
Rotate the lens as shown until it clicks into place.
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If the lens supports vibration reduction (VR), vibration reduction can be controlled from the camera (0 73, 0 74).
A Detaching the Lens
Be sure the lens is retracted before
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.
A Lenses with Retractable Lens Barrel Buttons
Lenses with retractable lens barrel buttons can not be used when retracted. To
unlock and extend the lens, 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.
Zoom ring
Retractable lens barrel
button
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5 Turn the camera on.
s
Press 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.
A Turning the Camera Off
To turn the camera off, press the power switch again. The monitor
will turn off.
A Auto Power Off
If no operations are performed for about a minute, the display will
turn off and the power lamp start to flash. The camera can be reactivated by operating the shutter-release button. If no operations are
performed for about three minutes after the display has turned off,
the camera will turn off automatically.
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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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6 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 to choose a language.
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7 Set the clock.
Use the multi selector and J button
(0 3) to set the time and date. Note
that the camera uses a 24-hour clock.
s
Press 4 or 2 to highlight time
zone and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight date
format and press J.
Press 1 or 3 to highlight daylight 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 75) and Time zone and date (0 75) options in setup menu.
8 Check the battery level and memory card capacity.
Check the battery level and number Battery level
of exposures remaining in the monitor (0 4).
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Exposures remaining
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)
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.
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1 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on.
2 Select C mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Select Shooting mode, then
highlight C (auto) and press J (0 6).
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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.
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4 Frame the photograph.
Position your subject in the center of
the frame.
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
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5 Focus.
Press the shutter-release
button halfway to focus. If
the subject is poorly lit, the
flash may pop up (0 65)
and the AF-assist illuminator (0 2) 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).
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If the camera is unable to focus, the focus
area will be displayed in red.
6 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutterrelease button the rest of
the way down to release
the shutter and record the
photograph. The memory
card access lamp will light
and the photograph will be
displayed in the monitor for
a few seconds (the photo
will automatically clear
from the display when the
shutter-release button is
pressed halfway). Do not
eject the memory card or
remove the battery until the
lamp has gone out and
recording is complete.
Memory card access lamp
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A The Framing Grid
A framing grid can be displayed by selecting
On for Display > Grid display in the setup
menu (0 75).
Viewing Photographs
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Press K to display your most recent photograph full frame in the monitor (fullframe playback).
K button
Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector
to view additional pictures.
To zoom in on the center of the current
image, press J and rotate the multi
selector clockwise. Rotate counterclockwise to zoom out. To view multiple
images, rotate the multi selector counterclockwise when the picture is displayed
full frame.
To end playback and return to shooting mode, press the shutterrelease button halfway.
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 8)
The following options can be accessed by pressing & when a photo is
displayed:
1
2
3
4
7
6
5
1 Start slide show .................................. 71
2 Wi-Fi upload * ...................................... 71
3 Protect................................................... 71
4 Rating.................................................... 71
5 Crop ....................................................... 71
6 Resize .................................................... 71
7 D-Lighting............................................ 71
* Displayed when optional WU-1a
wireless mobile adapter is connected.
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A See Also
The Display > Playback option in the setup menu can be used to toggle photo info on or off (0 75). The Slide show option in the playback
menu can also be used for slide shows.
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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.
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A confirmation dialog will be displayed.
O button
3 Delete the photograph.
Press O again to delete the picture and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the picture.
A Deleting Multiple Pictures
The Delete option in the playback menu (0 71) can be used to delete
all or selected pictures.
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A Face Priority
The camera detects and focuses on portrait
subjects (face priority). A double yellow border will be displayed if a portrait subject is
detected facing the camera (if multiple faces,
up to a maximum of five, are detected, the
camera will select the closest subject). Press
the shutter-release button halfway to focus
on the subject in the double yellow border. The border will clear from
the display if the camera can no longer detect the subject (because, for
example, the subject has looked away).
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A Automatic Scene Selection
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.
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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Live Image Control
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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.
Active D-Lighting: Preserve details in highlights and shadows for natural contrast.
Increase effect
Active D-Lighting: High Active D-Lighting: Low
Reduce effect
Background softening: Soften background
details to make your subject stand out, or
bring both background and foreground
into focus.
Sharpen background
Soften background
Background sharp
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Background softened
Motion control: Suggest motion by blurring
moving objects, or “freeze” motion to
capture moving objects clearly.
Freeze motion
Blur motion
Freeze motion
Blur motion
Brightness control: Make pictures brighter
or darker.
Brighter
Darker
Brighter
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Darker
D Live Image Control
Continuous shooting is not available (0 61) and the built-in flash can
not be used when live image control is in effect. Pressing the movierecord button cancels live image control.
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Choosing a Creative Mode
Choose creative mode to match settings to the subject or situation, take photos using special effects, or control shutter speed
and aperture.
1 Select w mode.
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Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Shooting mode
and press J, then highlight w (creative mode) and press J (0 6).
2 Choose an option.
Press & (feature) on the multi selector
to display the & menu, then highlight
Creative and press J. Highlight an
option suited to your subject and creative intent (0 27) 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
Description
The camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure (0 29). Recommended for snapshots
Programmed auto (P)
and in other situations in which there is little time to
adjust camera settings.
You choose the shutter speed; the camera selects an
Shutter-priority auto
aperture for best results (0 30). Use to freeze or blur
(S)
motion.
You choose the aperture; the camera selects a shutAperture-priority
ter speed for best results (0 31). Use to blur the
auto (A)
background or bring both foreground and background into focus.
Manual (M)
You control both shutter speed and aperture (0 32).
Rotate the palette to choose creative effects while
Creative Palette (4)
previewing them in the display (0 34).
HDR (5)
Photograph high-contrast scenes (0 35).
Shoot photographs with a soft filter effect. Use the &
(feature) menu (0 28) to select the amount of softSoft (q)
ening and to choose how softening applies to portraits.
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 36).
Choose a base color to create photographs with difCross process (6)
ferent hues (0 37).
Alter color saturation and reduce peripheral illumiToy camera effect (7) nation for a toy camera effect (0 73). The effect can
be adjusted using the & menu (0 28).
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 8)
Pressing & in creative mode displays the items listed below. The items
available vary with the option selected for creative mode (0 27).
1
2
3
4
5
z
6
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1 Shooting mode......................................6
2 Creative..................................................26
3 Shutter speed................................30, 32
4 Aperture .........................................31, 32
5 ISO sensitivity.......................................74
6 AF-area mode ......................................73
Focus mode ..........................................73
Metering................................................73
Picture Control.....................................74
White balance ......................................74
Select color ...........................................36
Filter strength
Portrait
Hue .........................................................37
Saturation .............................................73
Vignetting .............................................73
Taking Photos in P, S, A, and M Modes
P, S, A, and M modes offer varying degrees of control over shutter
speed and aperture. Choose a mode and adjust settings according to your creative intent.
❚❚ P Programmed Auto
In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed
and aperture for optimal exposure in most situations. This mode
is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which
you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and
aperture.
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A Choosing a Combination of Shutter Speed and Aperture
Although the shutter speed and aperture
chosen by the camera will produce optimal
results, you can also choose from other combinations that will produce the same exposure (“flexible program”). Rotate the multi
selector clockwise for large apertures (low
f-numbers) that blur background details or
fast shutter speeds that “freeze” motion.
Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise
for small apertures (high f-numbers) that
increase depth of field or slow shutter speeds
that blur motion. U is displayed while flexible
program is in effect.
A Restoring Default Shutter Speed and Aperture Settings
To restore default shutter speed and aperture settings, rotate the multi
selector until U is no longer displayed or turn the camera off. The
default shutter speed and aperture is automatically restored when the
camera enters standby mode.
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❚❚ S Shutter-Priority Auto
In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the
camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the
optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion by
blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze” motion.
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Fast shutter speed (1/1600 s)
Slow shutter speed (1 s)
Choosing a Shutter Speed
Rotate the multi selector to choose from
shutter speeds between 30 s and 1/16,000 s.
Rotate the selector clockwise for faster
shutter speeds, counterclockwise for
slower shutter speeds.
A Continuous Shooting
The selected shutter speed may change when a frame rate of 10 fps or
faster is selected in continuous shooting mode (0 61).
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❚❚ A Aperture-Priority Auto
In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the
camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce
the optimal exposure. Large apertures (low f-numbers) reduce
depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main
subject. Small apertures (high f-numbers) increase depth of
field, bringing out details in the background and foreground.
Short field depths are generally used in portraits to blur background details, long field depths in landscape photographs to
bring the foreground and background into focus.
Large aperture (f/5.6)
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Small aperture (f/16)
Choosing an Aperture
Rotate the multi selector counterclockwise for larger apertures (lower f-numbers), clockwise for smaller apertures
(higher f-numbers). The minimum and
maximum values depend on the lens currently in use.
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❚❚ M Manual
In manual mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
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Choosing Shutter Speed and Aperture
Adjust shutter speed and aperture with
reference to the exposure indicator (see
below). Press 2 to highlight shutter
speed or aperture and rotate the multi
selector to choose a value, then repeat
for the remaining item. Rotate the selector clockwise for faster shutter speeds or
smaller apertures (higher f-numbers),
Shutter speed
counterclockwise for slower shutter
speeds and larger apertures (lower fnumbers). Shutter speeds can be set to
values as fast as 1/16,000 s or as slow as 30 s,
or to “Bulb” to hold the shutter open
indefinitely for a long time-exposure.
Press 2 to highlight
Aperture can be set to values between
aperture.
the minimum and maximum for the lens.
Aperture
Press 2 to highlight
shutter speed.
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A The Exposure Indicator
When shutter speeds other than “Bulb” are
selected, the exposure indicator shows
whether the photograph would be underor over-exposed at current settings.
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 1/3 EV
Overexposed by over 2 EV
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A ISO Sensitivity (P, S, A, and M Modes)
When an “auto” option is selected for ISO sensitivity (0 74), 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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The Creative Palette
Choose a creative effect. Rotate the multi selector to choose the
effect while previewing the results in the monitor. The effect
changes gradually as the multi selector is rotated.
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Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take a picture with the selected effect. The built-in flash can not be used.
A Scene Detection
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 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 does not fire. Some time
may be required to process the pictures; the final photograph
will be displayed when processing is complete.
z
+
First exposure
(darker)
Second exposure
(brighter)
Combined HDR
image
D Framing HDR Photographs
The edges of the image will be cropped out. The desired results may
not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting.
Depending on the scene, shading may be uneven and shadows may
appear around bright objects or halos around dark objects.
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Selective Color
Take black-and-white pictures in which one hue appears in a
color.
1 Choose Select color.
Press & to display the & (feature)
menu, then highlight Select color
and press J.
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2 Choose a color.
Use the multi selector to choose a
color and press J.
3 Take pictures.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take pictures. Only the selected hue will appear in color; all other
hues will be recorded in shades of gray.
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Cross Process
Select a base hue to take pictures with modified colors.
1 Select Hue.
Press & to display the & (feature)
menu, then highlight Hue and press
J.
2 Choose a color.
z
Use the multi selector to choose a
base color (red, green, blue, or yellow)
and press J.
3 Take pictures.
Press the shutter-release button all the way down to take pictures with modified colors.
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yRecording and Viewing Movies
Recording Movies
Use the movie-record button to record movies in auto, creative,
and advanced movie mode.
1 Turn the camera on.
Press the power switch to turn the
camera on.
y
2 Choose a shooting mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus, then highlight Shooting
mode and press J. Highlight C
(auto), w (creative), or v (advanced
movie) and press J (0 6). In
advanced movie mode, you can
choose a movie type using the
Advanced movie option in the &
menu (0 41).
3 Frame the opening shot.
Frame the opening shot with your
subject in the center of the display. If
Slow motion is selected in advanced
movie mode (0 41), press the shutterrelease button halfway to focus.
A The 0 Icon
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
Movie-record button
Be careful not to cover the microphone
and note that the built-in microphone Recording indicator/
may record sounds made by the camera Time elapsed
or lens. Except when recording slowmotion movies, the camera focuses continuously.
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Time available
5 End recording.
Press the movie-record button again
to end recording. Recording will end
automatically when the maximum
length is reached, the memory card is
full, the lens is removed, or the camera
becomes hot (0 xii).
Movie-record button
A Maximum Length
The camera can record movies up to 4 GB in size; note that depending on memory card write speed, shooting may end before this
length is reached (0 83).
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❚❚ Shooting Mode
Movies can be recorded in the shooting modes listed below.
Movies can not be recorded in best moment capture or Motion
Snapshot modes.
C Auto mode (0 17)
Choose this mode to leave the camera in
charge of choosing settings. The camera
automatically adjusts settings according
to the subject and situation.
w Creative mode (0 26)
Record movies in exposure mode P
(programmed auto). If Creative Palette is
selected, the chosen effect will be applied
to the movie (0 34).
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v Advanced movie mode (0 41)
Choose an exposure mode (0 73) and
adjust shutter speed or aperture, or record
movies in slow or fast motion or with
other special effects.
A Movie Sound
The Movie sound options item in the movie menu offers microphone
sensitivity and wind noise options (0 74).
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❚❚ Advanced Movie Options
In v (advanced movie) mode, the following options can be accessed by pressing & and selecting Advanced movie in
the & (feature) menu.
0 HD movie
y Slow motion
Record high-definition (HD) movies.
Record up to about 2 seconds of silent slow-motion
footage. Slow-motion movies are recorded at 400 fps
and play back at about 30 fps.
Recording
y
Playback
Record silent fast-motion footage that plays back at
about 4 times normal speed. Playback time is one
quarter the recording time.
1 Fast motion
Recording
Playback
Record silent jump-cut movies. Recording pauses
every other second for a drop-frame effect.
2 Jump cut
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 71).
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 8)
Pressing & in advanced movie mode displays the items listed below.
The items available vary with the type of movie selected (0 41).
1
2
3
4
5
6
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1 Shooting mode......................................6
2 Advanced movie .................................41
Exposure mode....................................73
3 Shutter speed................................30, 32
4 Aperture .........................................31, 32
5 ISO sensitivity.......................................74
6 Picture Control.....................................74
White balance ......................................74
Frame size/frame rate ........................74
Slow motion .........................................74
A Slow Motion
When slow motion is selected in advanced movie mode, the camera
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 23) is not available. Focus and exposure
can not be adjusted during recording. The frame rate can be chosen
using the Slow motion item in the movie menu (0 74).
A Recording Time
The following table lists the approximate maximum recording times for
individual movies shot at the default frame rate in each shooting mode.
Auto mode
Creative mode
Advanced movie mode
HD movie
Slow motion
Fast motion
Jump cut
4-second movie
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20 minutes
20 minutes
20 minutes
2 seconds
5 minutes
10 minutes
4 seconds
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.
A Taking Photographs During Movie Recording
y
Up to 10 photographs can be taken with each movie shot. Please note
that photographs can not be taken with slow-motion movies.
A Focus Lock
If Single AF is selected for Focus mode in the movie menu for
advanced movie mode, focus will lock while the shutter-release button
is pressed halfway (0 74).
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Viewing Movies
Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback (0 20).
Press 3 to start playback.
Movie playback indicator/
Current position/total length
1 icon/Length
y
Volume
Guide
The following operations can be performed:
To
Use
Pause
Play
Advance/
rewind
Adjust
volume
Return to
full-frame
playback
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Description
Pause playback.
J
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.
Rotate the multi selector to adjust volume.
/K Press 1 or K to exit to full-frame playback.
A The & (Feature) Menu (0 8)
The following options can be accessed by pressing & when a movie is
displayed:
1
2
3
1 Start slide show .................................. 71
2 Wi-Fi upload * ...................................... 71
3 Protect................................................... 71
4 Rating.................................................... 71
5 Edit movie ............................................ 71
4 * Displayed when optional WU-1a
wireless mobile adapter is connected.
5
y
Deleting Movies
To delete the current movie, press O. A
confirmation dialog will be displayed;
press O again to delete the movie and
return to playback, or press K to exit
without deleting the movie. Note that
once deleted, movies can not be recovered.
O button
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A See Also
The Edit movie option in the playback menu can be used to trim
unwanted footage from existing movies (0 71).
Use the Frame Size/Frame Rate option in the movie menu to choose
the frame size and rate for HD movies (0 74), the Slow motion option
to choose the frame rate for slow-motion movies (0 74).
D Recording Movies
y
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, 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 slowmotion 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.
A The Movie Crop
The movie crop is shown in the monitor.
Normal crop (16 : 9)
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Slow-motion movie crop
(8 : 3)
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 56).
u Choosing the Moment (Best Moment Capture)
Choose a shot from 10 frames recorded to temporary storage
shortly before or after the shutter is released (Active Selection)
or let the camera choose the best shot based on composition
and movement (Smart Photo Selector).
Choosing a Shot Manually (Active Selection)
R
Choose up to 10 shots from 10 frames recorded shortly before or
after the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
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1 Select u mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Shooting mode
and press J, then highlight u (best
moment capture) and press J (0 6).
Choose Active Selection.
R 2 Press
& (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, then highlight
Active Selection and press J.
3 Frame the photograph.
Compose the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
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4 Begin buffering photographs.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 19). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording images to the memory
buffer.
5 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
10 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.
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6 Select up to 10 frames.
Press 4 or 2 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.
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 some time may be required to save the
selected images.
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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.
A The & (Feature) Menu (0 8)
Pressing & in best moment capture mode displays the items listed
below. The items available vary with the mode selected (0 47, 51).
1
2
3
4
5
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6
A Best Moment Capture Mode
1 Shooting mode......................................6
2 Best moment capture ........................47
Exposure mode....................................72
3 Shutter speed................................30, 32
4 Aperture .........................................31, 32
5 ISO sensitivity.......................................74
6 On release, record
Capture 10 frames over
Frames saved (default)
Number of shots saved......................72
Movies can not be recorded, and pressing the movie-record button has
no effect. The flash can not be used.
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Letting the Camera Choose the Moment
(Smart Photo Selector)
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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1 Select u mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Shooting mode
and press J, then highlight u (best
moment capture) and press J (0 6).
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2 Choose Smart Photo Selector.
Press & (feature) to display the &
menu. Highlight Best moment capture and press J, then highlight
Smart Photo Selector and press J.
Frame the photograph.
R 3 Compose
the photograph with your
subject in the center of the frame.
4 Begin buffering photographs.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus (0 19). 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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5 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will compare shots recorded
to the buffer both before and after the
shutter-release button was pressed all
the way down, and select five to copy
to the memory card. Note that some
time may be required. The best picture is displayed in the monitor when
recording is complete.
A Smart Photo Selector
The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropriate to the
subject.
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❚❚ Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Selector
Press K and use the multi selector to display photographs taken with the Smart
Photo Selector (0 20; pictures taken with
the Smart Photo Selector are indicated by
a y icon). Of the photographs recorded
by the Smart Photo Selector, only the
best shot will be displayed (when you
press 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.
Choosing the Best Shot
When a photograph taken with the Smart
Photo Selector is displayed, you can
choose the best shot by pressing 3. Press
4 or 2 to view the other pictures in the
sequence and press J to select the current picture as the best shot. To return to
normal playback, press D.
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K button
❚❚ Deleting Pictures
Pressing O when a picture taken with the
Smart Photo Selector is selected displays
a confirmation dialog; press O again to
delete the best shot and the best shot
candidates, or press K to exit without
deleting the pictures. Note that once
deleted, pictures can not be recovered.
O button
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A Deleting Individual Photographs
Pressing the O button in the best shot selection dialog displays the following options;
highlight an option using the multi selector
and press J to select.
• This image: Delete the current photo (note
that the picture currently selected as the
best shot can not be deleted).
• All except best shot: Delete 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)
Record brief movie vignettes with your photographs. Each time
the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and
about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will play back in slow
motion over approximately 4 s, followed by the still image.
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1 Select z mode.
Press the G button to display the
menus. Highlight Shooting mode
and press J, then highlight z
(Motion Snapshot), and press J (0 6).
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 19). A & icon will be
displayed as the camera begins
recording footage to the memory
buffer.
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter-release
button the rest of the way down. The
camera will record a photograph,
together with about 1.6 s of movie
footage beginning before and ending
after the time the shutter-release button was pressed all the way down.
Note that some time may be required.
When recording is complete, the photograph will be displayed for a few
seconds.
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A Ending the Vignette with a Photograph
To make the photograph the same as the last frame in the movie
vignette, select 1.6 s : 0 s for Movie before/after (0 72).
Shutter-release button
pressed halfway
Shutter-release button
pressed all the way down
Movie footage
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A The & (Feature) Menu (0 8)
Pressing & in Motion Snapshot mode displays the following items:
1
2
3
4
5
6
R
58
1 Shooting mode......................................6
2 Exposure mode....................................72
3 Shutter speed................................30, 32
4 Aperture .........................................31, 32
5 ISO sensitivity.......................................74
6 Movie before/after..............................72
File format.............................................72
Audio......................................................59
❚❚ Audio
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 58).
Motion Snapshots can also be recorded
with background music (Background
music) or no sound (None).
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A Motion Snapshot Mode
Movies can not be recorded using the movie-record button and the
flash can not be used.
A See Also
Use the File format option in the shooting menu to save Motion Snapshots in a format that can be viewed in most movie playback software
(0 72). Use the Combine NMS movies option in the playback menu to
combine the movie portions of multiple Motion Snapshots into a single
movie (0 71).
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Viewing Motion Snapshots
Press K and use the multi selector to display a Motion Snapshot (0 20; Motion
Snapshots are indicated by a z icon).
Pressing 3 when a Motion Snapshot is
displayed plays back the movie portion in
slow motion over a period of about 4 s,
followed by the photo; playback is
accompanied by the audio track selected
using the Audio option (0 59). To end
playback and return to shooting mode,
press the shutter-release button halfway.
K button
R
Deleting Motion Snapshots
To delete the current Motion Snapshot,
press O. A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to delete the photo
and movie and return to playback, or
press K to exit without deleting the file.
Note that once deleted, Motion Snapshots
can not be recovered.
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O button
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.
Press 4 (C) to display release mode
options.
2 Select I.
Highlight I (continuous) and press 2
to display frame rate options.
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3 Select a frame rate.
Highlight the desired frame rate and
press J. Frame rate is expressed in
terms of the number of frames
recorded per second (fps); choose
from frame rates of approximately 5,
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 10.
4 Frame your subject and shoot.
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down to shoot the burst.
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D Continuous Mode
Only one picture will be taken if the flash fires when I is selected; at
settings of 10, 20, 30, and 60 fps, the built-in flash will not fire.
While photographs are being recorded to the memory card, the memory card access lamp will light. Depending on shooting conditions and
memory card write speed, recording may take some time. If the battery
is exhausted before all photographs are recorded, the shutter release
will be disabled and the remaining images transferred to the memory
card.
Continuous shooting is not available in creative modes other than P, S,
A, or M, in best moment capture, advanced movie, or Motion Snapshot
mode, or when live image control is used in auto mode (0 24).
A Single Frame
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To take only one picture each time the shutter-release button is
pressed all the way down, select 8 (single frame) for release mode.
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.
2 Select E.
Highlight E (self-timer) and press 2 to
display self-timer options.
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3 Select the desired self-timer option.
Use the multi selector to highlight c
or a 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.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus, and then press the button the rest of the way down. The selftimer lamp will start to flash and a
beep will begin to sound. Two seconds before the photo is taken, the
lamp will stop flashing and the beeping will become more rapid.
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Note that the timer may not start or a photograph may not be
taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in
which the shutter can not be released. Turning the camera off
cancels the self-timer.
A Movie Mode
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.
A Raising the Flash
In P, S, A, or M mode, press the flash pop-up button to raise the flash
before shooting. Shooting will be interrupted if the flash is raised while
the timer is counting down.
A See Also
The Sound settings option in the setup menu controls the beeps that
sound when the self-timer is used (0 75).
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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 is available in the following shooting modes, but note that
some camera settings automatically disable the built-in flash:
Auto Pop-up Modes
In C (auto) mode and when soft, miniature effect, selective
color, cross process, or toy camera effect is selected in w (creative) mode, the flash will pop-up automatically and fire when
required.
1 Choose a flash mode.
Press 3 (N) on the multi selector to
display a list of flash modes, then use
the multi selector to highlight the
desired mode and press J to select.
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2 Take pictures.
Press the shutter-release button halfway to focus and the rest of the way
down to shoot. The flash will pop up
and fire when required.
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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available in C (auto), q (soft),
r (miniature effect), s (selective color), 6 (cross process), and
7 (toy camera effect) modes:
• o (auto flash): When lighting is poor or the subject is backlit,
the flash pops up automatically when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and fires as required.
• n (auto with red-eye reduction): Use for portraits. The flash
pops up and fires as required, but before it fires, the red-eye
reduction lamp lights to help reduce “red-eye.”
• s (off ): The flash does not fire.
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Manual Pop-up Modes
When P, S, A, or M is selected in w (creative) mode, the flash
must be raised manually. The flash will not fire if it is not raised.
1 Raise the flash.
Press the flash pop-up button to raise
the flash.
Flash pop-up button
2 Choose a flash mode.
Press 3 (N) on the multi selector to
display a list of flash modes, then use
the multi selector to highlight the
desired mode and press J to select.
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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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❚❚ Flash Modes
The following flash modes are available when P, S, A, or M is
selected in w (creative) mode:
• 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 P and A.
• 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 P
and A.
• 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 P and A.
• 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 S and M.
Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
• s (off ): The flash does not fire. Available only when built-in
flash is raised.
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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.
A Lowering the Built-in Flash
To save power when the flash is not in use,
press it gently downward until the latch
clicks into place. Do not use force. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in product malfunction.
A The Flash-Ready Indicator
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 Preventing the Built-in Flash from Firing
Lowering the flash prevents it firing in modes P, S, A, and M. The flash can
also be turned off by selecting a flash mode of s (off).
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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.
To avoid vignetting, remove lens hoods and shoot at ranges of at least
0.6 m (2 ft). Some lenses may cause vignetting at greater distances or
obstruct the red-eye reduction lamp, interfering with red-eye reduction. The following illustrations show the effect of vignetting caused by
shadows cast by the lens when the built-in flash is used.
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Shadow
A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range
Shadow
Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aperture.
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UMenu Options
To display the playback, shooting, movie,
image processing, and setup menus,
press the G button. Following menu
options are available:
G button
❚❚ Playback Menu Options
Option
Delete
Slide show
Description
Delete multiple images.
View movies and photos in a slide show.
Choose whether pictures are displayed after
Image review
shooting.
Rotate “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures for
Rotate tall
display during playback.
Upload selected photos to smart devices via wireless
Wi-Fi upload
networks when a WU-1a wireless mobile adapter is
connected.
DPOF print order
Create digital “print orders”.
Protect
Protect pictures from accidental deletion.
Rating
Rate pictures.
Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating
D-Lighting
a retouched copy that is saved separately from the
unmodified original.
Resize
Create small copies of selected pictures.
Crop
Create cropped copies of selected pictures.
Choose whether 4 and 2 can be used during
Face-priority zoom playback zoom to select faces detected with face
priority.
Create copies of movies from which unwanted
Edit movie
footage has been trimmed.
Combine 4-second
Combine multiple 4-second movies into a single
movies
movie.
Make a movie from the movie portions of multiple
Combine NMS movies
Motion Snapshots.
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❚❚ Shooting Menu Options
Option
Reset shooting
options
Creative
Best moment capture
Exposure mode
Image quality
Image size
Active Selection
U
Number of shots
saved
Movie before/after
File format
Audio
Select color
Soft
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Description
Reset shooting options to default values.
Choose a creative mode.
Choose from Active Selection and Smart Photo
Selector.
Choose how the camera sets shutter speed and
aperture in Motion Snapshot mode (0 56) and when
Active Selection is chosen in best moment capture
mode (0 47).
Choose a file format and compression ratio.
Choose a size for new photos.
Choose the frames Active Selection (0 47) records to
temporary storage, the length of time over which the
frames are captured, and the default number of
frames saved.
Choose the number of shots selected by the Smart
Photo Selector (0 51).
Choose when the movie portion of Motion
Snapshots is recorded (0 56).
Choose a file format for new Motion Snapshots
(0 56).
Choose the audio recorded with Motion Snapshots
(0 56).
Choose the hue that appears in color in pictures
taken with Selective color selected in creative
mode.
Choose amount of softening applied to pictures
taken with Soft selected in creative mode. You can
also choose how softening applies to pictures with
portrait subjects.
Option
Description
Choose base hue for pictures taken with Cross
process selected in creative mode.
Adjust saturation and vignetting for pictures taken
Toy camera effect
with Toy camera effect selected in creative mode.
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Auto distortion
Choose whether the camera corrects barrel and pincontrol
cushion distortion.
Active D-Lighting
Avoid loss of detail in highlights and shadows.
Long exposure NR
Reduce noise in long time-exposures.
Choose whether to use optical vibration reduction
Optical VR
with compatible 1 NIKKOR lenses.
Choose whether to use electronic vibration
reduction in Motion Snapshot mode (0 56). This
Electronic VR
feature is available even if vibration reduction is not
offered by the attached 1 NIKKOR lens.
Focus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-area mode
Choose how the focus area is selected.
Face-priority
Turn face priority on or off.
Built-in AF assist
Control the built-in AF-assist illuminator.
Flash control
Choose a flash mode for the built-in flash.
Flash compensation Control flash output.
Choose Enable when using an optional underwater
Underwater flash
flash unit.
Hue
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❚❚ Movie Menu Options
Option
Description
Reset movie options Reset movie menu options to their default values.
Advanced movie
Choose a movie type for advanced movie mode.
Choose how the camera sets exposure in advanced
Exposure mode
movie mode.
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Option
Description
Choose a frame rate for slowmotion movies recorded
in advanced movie mode (0 41).
Choose a frame size and rate for movies recorded in
Frame size/ frame
auto and creative modes and when HD movie is
rate
selected in advanced movie mode (0 41).
Metering
Choose how the camera meters exposure.
Movie sound options Choose sound recording options.
Choose whether to use optical vibration reduction
Optical VR
with compatible 1 NIKKOR lenses.
Choose whether to use electronic vibration control
when recording movies. This feature is available
Electronic VR
even if vibration reduction is not offered by the
attached 1 NIKKOR lens.
Focus mode
Choose how the camera focuses.
AF-area mode
Choose how the focus area is selected.
Face-priority
Turn face priority on or off.
Choose whether the camera takes photos
Auto image capture automatically during movie recording and select the
number of pictures taken per minute.
Slow motion
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❚❚ Image Processing Menu Options
Option
Reset processing
options
White balance
ISO sensitivity
Picture Control
Custom Picture
Control
High ISO noise
reduction
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Description
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.
❚❚ Setup Menu Options
Option
Reset setup options
Format memory card
Slot empty release
lock
Description
Reset setup menu options to default values.
Format the memory card.
Allow the shutter to be released when no memory
card is inserted in the camera.
Adjust display brightness, view or hide a framing
Display
grid, and choose the information displayed in the
monitor.
Silent photography Mute the sounds made during shooting.
Sound settings
Choose the sounds made during shooting.
Auto power off
Choose the auto power off delay.
Shutter button AE
Choose whether exposure locks when the shutterlock
release button is pressed halfway.
Choose whether remote controls for HDMI-CEC
HDMI device control devices to which the camera is connected can be
used to operate the camera.
Flicker reduction
Reduce flicker or banding.
Reset file numbering Reset file numbering.
Time zone and date Set the camera clock.
Language
Choose a language for the camera displays.
Auto image rotation Record camera orientation with pictures.
Wireless mobile
Enable or disable the wireless mobile adapter.
adapter *
Check and optimize the camera image sensor and
Pixel mapping
image processors.
Firmware version
Display the current firmware version.
U
* Available only when optional WU-1a wireless mobile adapter is attached.
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QConnecting to a Computer
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 77.
1 Launch the installer.
Start the computer, insert the ViewNX 2 installer CD, and
launch the installer. A language-selection dialog will be displayed; if the desired language is not available, click Region
Selection to choose a different region and then choose the
desired language (region selection is not available in the
European release).
2 Start the installer.
Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions.
Exit the installer.
Q 3 Click Yes (Windows) or OK (Mac) when installation is complete.
4 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive.
A Supplied Software
Be sure to update to the latest versions of the supplied software.
Nikon Message Center 2 will periodically check for updates while the
computer is connected to the Internet.
A Motion Snapshots
ViewNX 2 is required to view Motion Snapshots saved using the File
format > NMS files option in the shooting menu (0 72).
A Supported Operating Systems
See the websites listed on page xiii for the latest information on supported operating systems.
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System Requirements
The system requirements for ViewNX 2 are:
Windows
• 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
Memory
(2 GB or more recommended)
(RAM)
• 64-bit Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or Windows Vista: 2 GB or more
(4 GB or more recommended)
Hard disk A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or more
space
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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CPU
Mac
• 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 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 X 10.9, 10.8, or 10.7
OS
Memory
2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)
(RAM)
Hard disk A minimum of 1 GB available on the startup disk (3 GB or more
space
recommended)
• Resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 × 1024 pixels or
Graphics
more recommended)
• Color: 24-bit color (millions of colors) or more
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Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Computer
Transferring Pictures
1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer.
Choose one of the following methods:
• Direct USB connection: Turn the camera off and ensure that the
memory card is inserted in the camera. Connect the camera
to the computer using the supplied USB cable (do not use
force or insert the connectors at an angle) and then turn the
camera on.
• 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.
1 Under Import pictures and
videos, click Change program. A program selection
dialog will be displayed;
select Import File using
Nikon Transfer 2 and click
OK.
2 Double-click Import file.
3 Click Start Transfer.
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At default settings, all the
pictures on the memory
card will be copied to the
computer.
Click Start Transfer
4 Terminate the connection.
If the camera is connected to the computer, turn the camera
off and disconnect the USB cable. If you are using a card
reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the computer operating system to eject the removable disk corresponding to the memory card and then remove the card from
the card reader or card slot.
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Viewing Pictures
Pictures are displayed in
ViewNX 2 when transfer is complete.
A Starting ViewNX 2 Manually
• Windows:
Double-click
the
ViewNX 2 shortcut on the desktop.
• Mac: Click the ViewNX 2 icon in
the Dock.
❚❚ Retouching Photographs
To crop pictures and perform
such tasks as adjusting sharpness and tone levels, click the
Edit button in the toolbar.
❚❚ Printing Pictures
Click the Print button in the
toolbar. A dialog will be displayed, allowing you to print
pictures on a printer connected
to the computer.
Q
A For More Information
Consult online help for more information on using ViewNX 2.
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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.
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Lenses
1 mount lenses
Mount adapters Mount Adapter FT1
Power sources • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL22 (0 10–11): Additional
EN-EL22 batteries are available from local retailers and
Nikon-authorized service representatives.
• Battery Charger MH-29 (0 10): Recharge EN-EL22 batteries.
• Power Connector EP-5E, 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-5E power connector is required to connect the camera to the EH-5b, EH-5a, or EH-5.
Waterproof
Waterproof Case WP-N3: In addition to protecting the camcases
era from rain, snow, and spray, this waterproof case can
be used to take photographs underwater.
Underwater
Underwater Speedlight SB-N10: Use with the optional WP-N3
flash units
waterproof case.
Body caps
Body Cap BF-N1000: The body cap keeps the dust shield free
of dust when a lens is not in place.
Wireless mobile Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a: Supports two-way communiadapters
cation between the camera and smart devices running
the Wireless Mobile Utility app. Use the Wireless Mobile
Utility to take pictures remotely or download existing
pictures to the smart device.
A Optional Accessories
Availability may vary with country or region. See our website or brochures for the latest information.
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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.
SanDisk
Toshiba
Panasonic
microSD cards
microSDHC cards 2
2 GB 1
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
microSDXC cards 3
64 GB
—
1 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used support 2 GB cards.
2 Check that any card readers or other devices with which the card will be
used are SDHC-compliant. The camera supports UHS-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.
Other cards have not been tested. For more details on the above
cards, please contact the manufacturer.
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Storage and Cleaning
Storage
If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove
the battery and store it in a cool, dry area with the terminal cover
in place. To prevent mold or mildew, store the camera in a dry,
well-ventilated area. Do not store your camera with naphtha or
camphor moth balls or in locations that:
• are poorly ventilated or subject to humidities of over 60%
• are next to equipment that produces strong electromagnetic
fields, such as televisions or radios
• are exposed to temperatures above +50 °C (122 °F) or below –10 °C
(14 °F)
Cleaning
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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.
Lenses are easily damaged. Remove dust and lint with a
blower. If using an aerosol blower, keep the can vertical to
Lens
prevent the discharge of liquid. To remove fingerprints and
other stains, apply a small amount of lens cleaner to a soft
cloth and clean with care.
Remove dust and lint with a blower. When removing fingerprints and other stains, wipe the surface lightly with a soft
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 mal- easily damaged. Under no circumfunction if subjected to strong stances should you exert pressure
on the shield or poke it with cleanshocks or vibration.
ing tools. These actions could
Keep dry: This product is not waterscratch or otherwise damage the
proof, and may malfunction if
shield.
immersed in water or exposed to
high levels of humidity. Rusting of Turn the product off before removing or
the internal mechanism can cause disconnecting the power source: Do not
unplug the product or remove the
irreparable damage.
battery while the product is on or
Avoid sudden changes in temperature:
while images are being recorded or
Sudden changes in temperature,
deleted. Forcibly cutting power in
such as those that occur when
these circumstances could result in
entering or leaving a heated buildloss of data or in damage to proding on a cold day, can cause conuct memory or internal circuitry. To
densation inside the device. To
prevent an accidental interruption
prevent condensation, place the
of power, avoid carrying the proddevice in a carrying case or plastic
uct from one location to another
bag before exposing it to sudden
while the AC adapter is connected.
changes in temperature.
Cleaning: When cleaning the camera
Keep away from strong magnetic fields:
body, use a blower to gently
Do not use or store this device in
remove dust and lint, then wipe
the vicinity of equipment that gengently with a soft, dry cloth. After
erates strong electromagnetic radiusing the camera at the beach or
ation or magnetic fields. Strong
seaside, wipe off any sand or salt
static charges or the magnetic
using a cloth lightly dampened in
fields produced by equipment
pure water and then dry the camsuch as radio transmitters could
era thoroughly.
interfere with the display, damage
data stored on the memory card, or Lenses are easily damaged. Dust
affect the product’s internal cir- and lint should be gently removed
with a blower. When using an aerocuitry.
sol blower, keep the can vertical to
Keep the lens mount covered: Be sure to
prevent discharge of liquid. To
attach the body cap if the camera is
remove fingerprints and other stains
without a lens.
from the lens, apply a small amount
Do not touch the dust shield: The dust of lens cleaner to a clean, soft cloth
shield covering the image sensor is and wipe the lens carefully.
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Storage: To prevent mold or mildew,
store the camera in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated area. If you are
using an AC adapter, unplug the
adapter to prevent fire. If the product will not be used for an
extended period, remove the battery to prevent leakage and store
the camera in a plastic bag containing a desiccant. Do not, however,
store the camera case in a plastic
bag, as this may cause the material
to deteriorate. Note that desiccant
gradually loses its capacity to
absorb moisture and should be
replaced at regular intervals.
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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.
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
To prevent mold or mildew, take light may cause the image sensor
the camera out of storage at least to deteriorate or produce a white
once a month. Turn the camera on blur effect in photographs.
and release the shutter a few times
Moiré: Moiré is an interference patbefore putting it away.
tern created by the interaction of
Store the battery in a cool, dry an image containing a regular,
place. Replace the terminal cover repeating grid, such as the pattern
of weave in cloth or windows in a
before putting the battery away.
building, with the camera image
Notes on the monitor: The monitor is
sensor grid. In some cases, it may
constructed with extremely high
appear in the form of lines. If you
precision; at least 99.99% of pixels
notice moiré in your photographs,
are effective, with no more than
try changing the distance to the
0.01% being missing or defective.
subject, zooming in and out, or
Hence while these displays may
changing the angle between the
contain pixels that are always lit
subject and the camera.
(white, red, blue, or green) or
always off (black), this is not a mal- Lines: Noise in the form of lines may
function and has no effect on in rare cases appear in pictures of
images recorded with the device. extremely bright or backlit subjects.
Images in the monitor may be difficult to see in a bright light.
Batteries: Batteries may leak or
explode if improperly handled.
Observe the following precautions
when handling batteries:
• Use only batteries approved for
use in this equipment.
• Do not expose the battery to
flame or excessive heat.
• Keep the battery terminals clean.
• Turn the product off before
replacing the battery.
• Remove the battery from the
camera or charger when not in
use and replace the terminal
cover. These devices draw minute
amounts of charge even when off
and could draw the battery down
to the point that it will no longer
function. If the battery will not be
used for some time, insert it in the
camera and run it flat before
removing it and storing it in a
location with an ambient temperature of 15 °C to 25 °C (59 °F to
77 °F; avoid hot or extremely cold
locations). Repeat this process at
least once every six months.
• Turning the camera on and off
repeatedly when the battery is
fully discharged will shorten battery life. Batteries that have been
fully discharged must be charged
before use.
• The internal temperature of the
battery may rise while the battery
is in use. Attempting to charge
the battery while the internal
temperature is elevated will
impair battery performance, and
the battery may not charge or
charge only partially. Wait for the
battery to cool before charging.
• Continuing to charge the battery
after it is fully charged can impair
battery performance.
• 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-EL22
battery.
• Charge the battery before use.
When taking photographs on
important occasions, ready a
spare EN-EL22 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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• 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 batter y will not
charge if its temperature is below
0°C (32°F) or above 60°C (140°F).
The battery charger: Charge the batter y at ambient temperatures
between 5 °C (41 °F) and 35 °C
(95 °F). If the CHARGE lamp flashes
quickly during charging, cease use
immediately and take battery and
charger to your retailer or a Nikonauthorized service representative.
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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.
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Use the charger with compatible
batteries only. Unplug when not in
use.
Memory Cards:
• Do not remove memory cards
from the camera, turn the camera
off, or remove or disconnect the
power source during formatting
or while data are being recorded,
deleted, or copied to a computer.
Failure to observe these precautions could result in loss of data or
in damage to the camera or card.
• Do not touch the card terminals
with your fingers or metal
objects.
• Do not bend, drop, or subject to
strong physical shocks.
• Do not apply force to the card
casing. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the card.
• Do not expose to water, heat,
high levels of humidity, or direct
sunlight.
• Do not format memory cards in a
computer.
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.
Troubleshooting
If the camera fails to function as expected, check this list of common problems before consulting your retailer or Nikon representative.
Battery/Display
The camera is on but does not respond: Wait for recording or any other processing to end. If the problem persists, turn the camera off. If the camera still
does not respond, remove and replace the battery or disconnect and
reconnect the AC adapter, but note that this will delete any data not yet
saved. Data already saved to the memory card are unaffected.
The display is off:
• The camera is off (0 14) or the battery is exhausted (0 4).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power. The display can
be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera is connected to a computer (0 79) or television.
The camera turns off without warning:
• The battery is low (0 4).
• The display has turned off automatically to save power (0 14). The display can be reactivated by pressing the shutter-release button.
• The camera’s internal temperature is high (0 xii, 93). Wait for the camera to cool before turning it on again.
Indicators are not displayed: Use the Display > Shooting and Display >
Playback options in the setup menu to choose the information displayed.
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Shooting (All Modes)
The camera takes time to turn on: Delete files or format the memory card.
The shutter-release is disabled:
• The battery is exhausted (0 4).
• The memory card is full.
• The flash is charging (0 69).
• The camera is not in focus (0 19).
• You are currently filming a slow-motion movie (0 43).
Only one picture is taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed in continuous
release mode: I is selected in continuous mode (0 61) and the built-in
flash is raised.
Smudges appear in photographs: Clean the front and rear lens elements or the
dust shield (0 84).
Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the display: Choose a Flicker reduction setting that matches the local AC power supply (0 75).
No flash: The flash will not fire when off (0 66, 68); in P, S, A, and M modes,
the flash will not fire when lowered.
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available in particular
shooting or exposure modes or when wireless mobile adapter is
attached.
Movies
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Cannot record movies: The movie-record button can not be used to record
movies in best moment capture or Motion Snapshot mode (0 50, 59).
No sound is recorded for movies:
• Microphone off is selected for Movie sound options > Microphone
(0 74).
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion, fast-motion, or jump-cut
movies (0 41) or with Motion Snapshots recorded with None selected
for Audio (0 59).
Playback
“Tall” (portrait) orientation photos are displayed in “wide” (landscape) orientation:
• Select On for Rotate tall (0 71).
• The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off (0 75).
• Camera was pointed up or down when the photo was taken.
• Photo is displayed in image review.
Cannot hear movie sound:
• Rotate the multi selector clockwise to raise the volume (0 44). If the
camera is connected to a television, use the controls for the TV to
adjust the volume.
• Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion, fast-motion, or jump-cut
movies (0 41) or with Motion Snapshots recorded with None selected
for Audio (0 59).
Cannot delete images: Remove protection from the files before deletion.
Miscellaneous
The date of recording is not correct: Set the camera clock.
Menu items are unavailable: Some options are only available at particular
settings or when a memory card is inserted.
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Error Messages
This section lists the error messages that appear in the display.
Message
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Solution
If the subject is too bright, lower ISO sensitivity
or choose a faster shutter speed or smaller
aperture (higher f-number).
(Shutter-speed or
aperture display flashes) If the subject is too dark, raise ISO sensitivity,
use the flash, or choose a slower shutter speed
or larger aperture (lower f-number).
Keeping the zoom ring A lens with a retractable lens barrel button is
button pressed, rotate attached with the lens barrel retracted. Keepthe zoom ring to extend ing the retractable lens barrel button pressed,
rotate the zoom ring to extend the lens.
the lens.
Check lens. Pictures can
only be taken when a Attach a lens.
lens is attached.
Start-up error. Turn the
Turn the camera off, remove and replace the
camera off and then on
battery, and then turn the camera on.
again.
The clock has been
Set the camera clock.
reset.
Turn the camera off and confirm that the card
No memory card.
is correctly inserted.
• Use an approved card.
This memory card
• Format the card. If the problem persists, the
cannot be used. Card
card may be damaged. Contact a Nikonmay be damaged; insert
authorized service representative.
a different card.
• Insert a new memory card.
This memory card is not
Select Yes to format the card, or turn the camformatted. Format the
era off and insert another memory card.
memory card?
Message
Solution
• You may be able to record additional images
if you reduce image quality or size.
Memory card is full.
• 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
Cannot create
be disabled and no further photographs can be
additional folders on
taken. Choose Yes for Reset file numbering and
memory card.
then either format the current memory card or
insert a new memory card.
The movie-record
The movie-record button can not be used in
button cannot be used best moment capture or Motion Snapshot
in this mode.
modes.
The shutter-release button can not be used to
Photographs cannot be
take photographs while a slow-motion movie
recorded in this mode.
is being recorded.
The camera’s internal
temperature is high. The
Wait for the camera to cool.
camera will now turn
off.
Memory card contains To view pictures, insert a memory card conno images.
taining images.
The file has been created or modified on a
Cannot display this file. computer or different make of camera, or is
corrupt.
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Specifications
Nikon 1 S2 Digital Camera
Type
Type
Lens mount
Effective angle of view
Effective pixels
Image sensor
Image sensor
Storage
Image size (pixels)
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Digital camera with support for interchangeable
lenses
Nikon 1 mount
Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format
equivalent)
14.2 million
13.1 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX format)
Still images taken in auto, creative, and best moment
capture modes (aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 4592 × 3072
• 3440 × 2296
• 2288 × 1528
Still images taken during movie recording (aspect ratio 3 : 2)
• 4592 × 3072 (1080/60p, 1080/30p)
• 1280 × 856 (720/60p, 720/30p)
Motion Snapshots (photo portion, aspect ratio 16 : 9)
4592 × 2576
File format
• NEF (RAW): 12-bit, compressed
• JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx.
1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8) compression
Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait,
Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media
microSD (micro Secure Digital), microSDHC, and
microSDXC memory cards
File system
DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3, PictBridge
Shooting modes
Shutter
Type
Speed
Flash sync speed
Release
Mode
Frame advance rate
Self-timer
Exposure
Metering
Metering method
C auto; w creative, with a choice of the following options: P, S, A, M, 4 creative palette, 5 HDR,
q soft, r miniature effect, s selective color,
6 cross process, and 7 toy camera effect;
u best moment capture (s Active Selection 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
Electronic shutter
/
s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb
Note: Bulb ends automatically after approximately 2 minutes
Synchronizes with shutter at X= 1/60 s or slower
1 16,000 –30
• Single frame, continuous
• Self-timer
Approx. 5, 10, 20, 30, or 60 fps
2 s, 10 s
TTL metering using image sensor
• Matrix
• Center-weighted: Meters 4.5 mm circle in center of
frame
• Spot: Meters 2 mm circle centered on selected
focus area
Mode
P programmed auto with flexible program;
S shutter-priority auto; A aperture-priority auto;
M manual; h scene auto selector
Exposure compensation –3–+3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at metered value when shutter-release button is pressed halfway
ISO sensitivity
ISO 200–12800 in steps of 1 EV; 12800 (NR); auto
(Recommended Exposure ISO sensitivity control (ISO 200–6400, 200–3200, 200–
Index)
800) available (user controlled in P, S, A, and M modes)
Active D-Lighting
On, off
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Focus
Autofocus
Lens servo
AF-area mode
Focus area
Focus lock
Face priority
Flash
Built-in flash
Guide Number (GN)
n
Control
Mode
Flash compensation
Flash-ready indicator
White balance
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Hybrid autofocus (phase-detection/contrastdetect AF); AF-assist illuminator
• Autofocus (AF): Single AF (AF-S); continuous AF
(AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); fulltime AF (AF-F)
• Manual focus (MF)
Single-point, auto-area, subject tracking
• Single-point AF: 135 focus areas; the center 73
areas support phase-detection AF
• Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release
button halfway (single AF)
On, off
• Auto; Soft, Miniature effect, Selective color, Cross process, Toy camera effect (Creative mode): Flash pops up
automatically and fires as required
• P programmed auto, S shutter-priority auto, A aperturepriority auto, M manual (Creative mode): Manual popup
Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; at ISO
200, Guide Number is approx. 7/23)
i-TTL flash control using image sensor
Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash
+ slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
+ slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow
sync, off
–3–+1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Lights when built-in flash unit is fully charged
Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight,
flash, cloudy, shade, underwater, preset manual,
all except preset manual with fine tuning
Movie
Metering
Metering method
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
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 (aspect ratio 8 : 3)
• 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/29.97 fps)
• 320 × 120/1200 fps (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)
1280 × 720/60p (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 stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
Monitor
7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 460k-dot, TFT LCD with
brightness adjustment
Playback
Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 16 images or
calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie
playback, slide show, histogram display, auto
image rotation, and rating option
Interface
USB
Hi-Speed USB
HDMI output
Type D HDMI connector
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Supported languages
Power source
Battery
AC adapter
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
One rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL22 battery
EH-5b AC adapter; requires EP-5E power connector (available separately)
1/4-in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 101.0 × 60.8 × 29.4 mm (4.0 × 2.4 ×
1.2 in.), excluding projections
Weight
Approx. 230 g (8.1 oz) with battery and memory
card but without body cap; approx. 190 g (6.7 oz),
camera body only
Operating environment
Temperature
0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Tripod socket
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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
AC 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz, 0.2 A
DC 8.4 V/0.6 A
Nikon EN-EL22 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-EL22 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Type
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated capacity
7.2 V, 1010 mAh
Operating temperature 0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 30.7 × 50.0 × 13.0 mm (1.2 × 2.0 × 0.5 in.)
Weight
Approx. 39 g (1.4 oz), excluding terminal cover
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)
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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)
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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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.
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.
A FreeType License (FreeType2)
Portions of this software are copyright © 2012 The FreeType Project
(http://www.freetype.org). All rights reserved.
A MIT License (HarfBuzz)
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
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-EL22 (1010 mAh)
batteries are given below.
• Still images: Approximately 270 shots
• Movies: Approximately 65 minutes at 1080/30p
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 20 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 a wireless mobile adapter
• Using vibration reduction mode with VR lenses
• Using zoom with power zoom lenses
To ensure that you get the most from rechargeable Nikon
EN-EL22 batteries:
• Keep the battery contacts clean. Soiled contacts can reduce
battery performance.
• Use batteries immediately after charging. Batteries will lose
their charge if left unused.
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Index
Symbols
Numerics
C (Auto mode) ............................. 6, 17
w (Creative mode) .................... 6, 26
u (Best moment capture mode) . 6,
47
v (Advanced movie mode) ... 6, 38,
41
z (Motion Snapshot mode) ..... 6, 56
P (Programmed auto) ................27, 29
S (Shutter-priority auto) ...........27, 30
A (Aperture-priority auto) ........27, 31
M (Manual) ....................................27, 32
4 (Creative palette) ..................27, 34
5 (HDR) ........................................27, 35
q (Soft) ..................................................27
r (Miniature effect) .........................27
s (Selective color) .....................27, 36
6 (Cross process) ......................27, 37
7 (Toy camera effect) .......................27
c (Portrait) .........................................23
d (Landscape) ...................................23
f (Night portrait) .............................23
e (Close up) .......................................23
g (Night landscape) .......................23
Z (Auto) ..............................................23
U (flexible program) .........................29
G (menu) button ................... 5, 71
K (playback) button ..........20, 54, 60
O (delete) button ..........22, 45, 55, 60
& (feature) ............................................. 8
J (OK) button ...................................... 3
C (continuous shooting/self-timer) .
61, 63
N (flash mode) .............................66, 68
8 (Single frame) ...............................62
Y (red-eye reduction) .............66, 68
p (slow sync) .....................................68
q (rear-curtain sync) ......................68
N (flash-ready indicator) .................69
4-second movie ................................. 41
A
AC adapter ........................................... 82
Accessories .......................................... 82
Active selection ................................. 47
Advanced movie mode .......6, 38, 41
Aperture ........................................ 31, 32
Aperture-priority auto ............. 27, 31
Attaching the lens ............................ 12
Audio ..................................................... 59
Auto mode .......................................... 17
Auto power off ................................... 14
Automatic scene selection ............ 23
B
Battery ..................................... 10, 11, 99
Beep ................................................ 19, 64
Best moment capture mode ......... 47
Best shot ........................................ 51, 54
Body cap ..................................... 1, 2, 82
Buffering ................................ 49, 52, 57
Built-in flash ........................................ 65
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C
Charging a battery ........................... 10
Clock ...................................................... 16
Close up ................................................ 23
Compatible lens ................................ 82
Computer ............................................. 76
Continuous .......................................... 61
Creative mode .................................... 26
Creative palette .......................... 27, 34
Cross process ............................... 27, 37
D
Date and time ..................................... 16
Date format ......................................... 16
Daylight saving time ........................ 16
Delete ............................... 22, 45, 55, 60
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Detailed display ................................... 4
Dust shield .................................... 84, 85
E
Exposure indicator ............................ 33
F
Face priority ........................................ 23
Fast motion ......................................... 41
Fill flash ................................................. 68
Flash ....................................................... 65
Flash mode ................................... 66, 68
Flash range .......................................... 70
Flash-ready indicator ....................... 69
Flexible program ............................... 29
Focal plane mark ................................. 2
Focus area ............................................ 19
Format ................................................... 11
Format memory card ....................... 11
Full-frame playback .......................... 20
Nikon Transfer 2 ................................ 80
P
Grid display ......................................... 20
H
R
H.264 ...................................................... 97
HD movie ............................................. 41
HDR ........................................................ 35
Hue (Cross process) .......................... 37
Jump cut ............................................... 41
Rear-curtain sync .............................. 68
Red-eye reduction ..................... 66, 68
Removing the lens from the camera
13
Retractable lens barrel button .... 13,
15
L
S
Landscape ............................................ 23
Language ............................................. 16
Lens ..........................12, 18, 82, 99, 100
Lens cap ................................................ 13
Live image control ............................ 24
Scene selection .................................. 27
Select color ......................................... 36
Selective color ............................. 27, 36
Self-timer ............................................. 63
Shutter speed .............................. 30, 32
Shutter-priority auto ................ 27, 30
Shutter-release button 19, 49, 52, 57
Single frame ........................................ 62
Size .................................................. 94, 97
Slow motion ....................................... 41
J
M
Manual ........................................... 27, 32
Maximum aperture .................99, 100
Memory card ............................... 11, 83
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N
Playback ............................................... 20
Portrait .................................................. 23
Power connector ............................... 82
Power switch ...................................... 14
Press the shutter-release button all
the way down ................................... 19
Press the shutter-release button
halfway ............................................... 19
Programmed auto ..................... 27, 29
G
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Memory card access lamp ............. 19
Microphone ........................................ 39
microSD card ...................................... 83
Miniature effect ................................. 27
Monitor ....................................................4
Motion Snapshot mode ................. 56
Mount adapter ................................... 82
Movie-record button ....................... 39
Movies ............................................ 38, 41
Slow sync ..............................................68
Smart Photo Selector .......................51
Soft .........................................................27
Speaker ................................................... 3
Strap .......................................................10
System requirements .......................77
T
Temperature warnings .................... xii
Time .......................................................16
Timer ......................................................63
Toy camera effect ..............................27
U
Underwater flash units ....................82
USB .........................................................79
USB cable .............................................79
V
ViewNX 2 ..............................................76
Volume ..................................................44
W
Waterproof case .................................82
Wireless mobile adapter .................82
Z
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Zoom ring .....................................13, 18
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Warranty Terms - Nikon Europe Service Warranty
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