Nikon COOLPIX P530 Camera User Guide

Nikon COOLPIX P530 Camera User Guide

Parts of the Camera and Main

Functions

The Camera Body

Flash raised

1 2 3 4 5

6

7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

1

Eyelet for camera strap ....................... 6

2

Power switch/power-on lamp ... 22

3

w (function) button .......................... 4

4

Mode dial ................................................ 26

5

Microphone (stereo)...................82, 85

6

Flash .............................................................. 56

7

m (flash pop-up) button................. 56

8

USB/audio/video output connector ............................................... 93

15

9

HDMI mini connector (Type C) .......93

10

Connector cover........................................93

11

Power connector cover (for optional AC adapter) ............

E81

12

Shutter-release button .................3, 30

13

Zoom control ........................................29

f : wide-angle ...........................29

g : telephoto ..............................29

h : thumbnail playback........81

i : playback zoom ..................80

j : help...........................................37

14

Self-timer lamp ......................................59

AF-assist illuminator..........................91

15

Lens

1

2

1 2 3 4 5 6

14 15

7

1

Speaker ..................................... 82, 89, 91

2

Diopter adjustment control............7

3

Electronic viewfinder...........................7

4

x (monitor) button ..........................7

5

b (e movie-record) button

........................................................................85

6

Command dial....................3, 5, 48, 50

7

Monitor........................................................10

8

Charge lamp ............................................18

Flash lamp...............................................57

8 9 10 11 12 13

9

c (playback) button ...................... 32

10

d (menu) button

..............................................8, 68, 82, 89, 91

11

l (delete) button ...................... 33, 90

12

k (apply selection) button

................................................................3, 5, 8

13

Rotary multi selector

(multi selector)*......................... 3, 4, 55

14

Tripod socket

15

Battery-chamber/memory card slot cover ......................................... 16, 20

* Also referred to as the “multi selector“ in this manual.

Principle Functions of the Controls

For Shooting

Control Main Function

A

Change the shooting mode.

26

Mode dial

Zoom control

Multi selector

Command dial d (menu) button

Shutter-release button

Move toward g (i) (telephoto) to zoom in closer to the subject, and move toward f

( h) (wide-angle) to zoom out and view a larger area.

29

While the shooting screen is displayed:

Display the following setting screens by pressing:

- Up (

H): m (flash mode)

- Left (

J): n (self-timer/smile timer)

- Down (

I): D (focus mode)

- Right (

K): o (exposure compensation)

When the shooting mode is l or m:

Rotate the multi selector to set the aperture value.

While the setting screen is displayed:

Select an item using

HIJK or by rotating the multi selector; apply the selection by pressing the k button.

When the shooting mode is j

:

Set the flexible program.

When the shooting mode is k

or m

:

Set the shutter speed.

While the setting screen is displayed:

Select an item.

55

48, 50

8

48, 50

48, 50

8

Display and hide the menu.

8, 68,

82, 89,

91

When pressed halfway (i.e., if you stop pressing when you feel resistance slightly):

Set focus and exposure.

When pressed all the way (i.e., if you press the button all the way down): Release the shutter.

30, 31

3

Control Main Function

A

Start and stop movie recording.

85 b (e movie-record) button w (function) button

When the shooting mode is j, k, l, m or

M:

Display or close the setting menus such as

Continuous or Vibration reduction.

71

Switch between the monitor and viewfinder. 7 x (monitor) button

Play back images.

32 c (playback) button

4

Delete the last image that was saved.

33 l (delete) button

For Playback

Control c (playback) button

Zoom control

Multi selector

Main Function

When the camera is turned off, press and hold this button to turn the camera on in playback mode.

Return to shooting mode.

Move toward g (i) to zoom in on the image, and move toward f (h) to display images as thumbnails or the calendar.

Adjust the volume for voice memo and movie playback.

While the playback screen is displayed:

(

Change the displayed image using up

H

), left (

J), down (I), right (K), or by rotating the multi selector.

While the setting screen is displayed:

Select an item using

HIJK or by rotating the multi selector.

While an enlarged image is displayed:

Move the display area.

32

A

32

80, 81

82, 89

32

8

80

Control k (apply selection) button

Main Function

Switch the monitor display between the histogram, tone level and shooting information display and full-frame playback.

Display individual images of a sequence in full-frame playback mode.

Scroll an image shot with Easy panorama.

Play back movies.

Switch from thumbnail playback or zoomed image display to full-frame playback.

While the setting screen is displayed, apply the selection.

32

A

83,

E5

43,

E4

89

80, 81

8

Switch the magnification of an enlarged image.

80

Command dial

Display and hide the menu.

8, 82 d (menu) button

Delete images.

33 l (delete) button

Switch between the monitor and viewfinder. 7 x (monitor) button

Shutter-release button

Return to shooting mode.

b (e movie-record) button

5

Attaching the Camera Strap and Lens Cap

Attach the Lens Cap LC-CP24 to the strap, and then attach the strap to the camera.

6

Attach the strap at two places.

B

Lens Cap

At times when you are not shooting images, attach the lens cap to the lens to protect it.

Do not attach anything other than the lens cap to the lens.

Switching Between the Monitor and Viewfinder

(

x Button)

You can use the viewfinder when bright light under the open sky makes it difficult to see the monitor.

Each press of the x button switches the display between the monitor and viewfinder.

Viewfinder x (monitor) button

Diopter Adjustment of the Viewfinder

When the image in the viewfinder is difficult to see, adjust by rotating the diopter adjustment control while looking through the viewfinder.

Take care not to scratch your eye with your fingertips or nails.

Diopter adjustment control

B

Notes About Checking and Adjusting Image Colors

Use the monitor on the back of the camera because the monitor has higher color reproducibility than the viewfinder.

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