Nikon COOLPIX S6600 Camera User Guide

Nikon COOLPIX S6600 Camera User Guide

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Functions That Can Be Set Using the Multi Selector

The functions that are available vary with the shooting mode, as shown below.

1

2 4

3

1

X Flash mode (A49)

2

n Self-timer (A51)

3

p Macro (A53)

4 o

Exposure compensation

(

A54)

x

(scene auto selector) w

*

w

– w

* Availability depends on the setting.

Scene

*

Special effects w w w w

Smart portrait w

*

w

*

– w

A (auto) w w w w

Using the Flash

You can select the flash mode to match the shooting conditions.

1

Press the multi selector

H (m).

2

Select the desired flash mode (

A50) and

press the k button.

If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.

Auto

B

The Flash Lamp

The status of the flash can be confirmed by pressing the shutterrelease button halfway.

- On: The flash fires when you press the shutter-release button all the way down.

- Flashing: The flash is charging. The camera cannot shoot images.

- Off: The flash does not fire when an image is taken.

If the battery level is low, the monitor turns off while the flash is charging.

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Available Flash Modes

U

Auto

The flash fires when necessary, such as in dim lighting.

The flash mode icon on the shooting screen is displayed only immediately after the setting is made.

V

Auto with red-eye reduction

Reduce “red-eye” in portraits caused by the flash.

W

Off

The flash does not fire.

We recommend using a tripod to stabilize the camera when shooting in dark surroundings.

Fill flash

X

The flash fires whenever an image is taken. Use to “fill-in” (illuminate) shadows and backlit subjects.

Y

Slow sync

Suited to evening and night portraits that include background scenery.

The flash fires when necessary to illuminate the main subject; slow shutter speeds are used to capture background at night or under dim lighting.

50

C

The Flash Mode Setting

The setting may not be available with some shooting modes.

The setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.

C

Red-eye Reduction

If the camera detects red eye while saving an image, the affected area is processed to reduce red-eye before the image is saved.

Note the following when shooting:

More time than usual is required to save images.

Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired results in all situations.

In some rare cases, red-eye reduction may be applied unnecessarily to other areas of the image. In these cases, select another flash mode and take the image again.

Using the Self-timer

The camera is equipped with a self-timer that releases the shutter about ten seconds or two seconds after you press the shutter-release button.

Set Vibration reduction to Off in the setup menu (

A78) when using a tripod to stabilize

the camera during shooting.

1

Press the multi selector

J (n).

2

Select n 10s or n 2s, and press the k button.

Self-timer

n 10s (ten seconds): Use on important occasions, such as weddings.

n 2s (two seconds): Use to prevent camera shake.

If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.

When the shooting mode is Pet portrait scene mode,

Y (pet portrait auto release) is displayed ( A39). The self-timer cannot be used.

3

Frame the picture and press the shutter-release button halfway.

Focus and exposure are set.

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4

Press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down.

Countdown starts. The self-timer lamp flashes and then glows steadily about one second before the shutter is released.

When the shutter is released, the self-timer is set to OFF.

To stop the countdown, press the shutterrelease button again.

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Using Macro Mode

Use macro mode when taking close-up images.

1

Press the multi selector

I (p).

2

Select ON and press the k button.

If a setting is not applied by pressing the k button within a few seconds, the selection will be canceled.

Macro mode

3

Move the zoom control to set the zoom ratio to a position where F and the zoom indicator glow green.

When the zoom ratio is set to a position where the zoom indicator glows green, the camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 10 cm (4 in.) from the lens.

When the zoom is at the position where G is displayed, the camera can focus on subjects as close as approximately 2 cm (0.8 in.) from the lens.

B

Notes About Using the Flash

The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances of less than 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.).

C

The Macro Mode Setting

The setting may not be available with some shooting modes.

The setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.

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Adjusting Brightness (Exposure Compensation)

You can adjust overall image brightness.

1

Press the multi selector

K (o).

2

Select a compensation value and press the k button.

To brighten the image, set a positive (+) value.

To darken the image, set a negative (–) value.

The compensation value is applied, even without pressing the k button.

Exposure compensation

C

Exposure Compensation Value

The setting applied in A (auto) mode is saved in the camera’s memory even after the camera is turned off.

Default Settings

Default settings for each shooting mode are described below.

Flash

(

A49)

x (scene auto selector)

U

Scene b (portrait) c (landscape) d (sports) e (night portrait)

V

W

3

W

3

V

4 f (party/indoor)

Z (beach) z (snow) h (sunset)

V 5

U

U

W

3

W 3 i (dusk/dawn) j (night landscape) k (close-up) u (food)

W

3

W

W

3

W 3 l (museum) m (fireworks show)

W

3 n (black and white copy)

W

1

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

3

Off

Off

Off

Off

3

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Off

Self-timer

(

A51)

Off

2

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

Off

3

On

3

On

3

Off

Off

3

Off

Macro

(

A53)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Exposure compensation

(

A54)

0.0

55

56

(

Flash

A49)

Self-timer

Off

Off

3

Y

7

Off

Off

9

(

A51)

Off

3

Off

3

Off

Off

Off

3

(

Macro

A53)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Exposure compensation

(

A54)

0.0

o (backlighting) X/W 6 p (easy panorama) W

3

O (pet portrait)

D (special effects)

W

3

W

F (smart portrait)

A (auto)

U

8

U

Off Off 0.0

6

7

8

2

3

4

5

1

9

The camera automatically selects the flash mode appropriate for the scene it has selected. W (off) can be selected manually.

Cannot be changed. The camera enters macro mode when i is selected.

The setting cannot be changed.

The setting cannot be changed. The flash mode setting is fixed at fill flash with red-eye reduction.

Slow sync with red-eye reduction flash mode may be used.

Flash is fixed at X (fill flash) when HDR is set to Off, and is fixed at W (off) when HDR is set to On.

Self-timer cannot be used. Pet portrait auto release can be turned on or off (

A39).

Cannot be used when Blink proof is set to On or when Smile timer is set to On (continuous) or On (BSS).

Can be set when Smile timer is set to Off.

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