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    DIGIT AL CAMERA Refer ence Manual En[...]

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    Thank you f or your pur chase of a Nikon digital camera. T o get the most fr om your cam era, please be su re to r ead all instruc- tions thoroughly and keep them where they will be r ead by all who use the product. Came ra Sett ings The explanations in this manual a ssume that default settings are used. Symbols and Con ventions T o make it easier [...]

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    i Getting the Most from Y our Camer a 0 ii T able of Con tents 0 iv s Introduction 0 1 z Still Image Mode 0 21 8 Smart Photo S elector Mode 0 31 y Movie Mode 0 37 9 Motion Snapshot Mode 0 45 7 A vailable Settings 0 49 t More on Photograph y 0 53 I More on Playback 0 63 Q Con n ec ti o ns 0 75 o The P lay ba ck Me nu 0 93 i The Shooting Menu 0 103 g[...]

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    ii Getting the Most from Y our C amera T ake pictures or movies in any of four modes. Choose q Motion Sn apshot mode ( 0 45) to recor d both photographs and brief movie vignettes, w Smart Photo Selector mode ( 0 31) t o capture fleeting changes of expression and other hard-to-time shots, e still image mode ( 0 21 ) for most photographs, or r movie [...]

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    iii Acc essories Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variet y of inter- changeable lenses and other accessories ( 0 157). Le ns e s Remote cont rols Soft ware for Nikon digital cam era s (available on CD) Vi e w short movies in high definition. q Tr a n s f e r shor t movies to the camera ( 0 83) and use an HDMI cable to w connect the cam[...]

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    iv Getting the Most from Your Camera .............. ............... ............ ii Accessories .............................................................................................. iii Table of Contents ................... .............. .............. ................. ......... iv For Your Safety.... .............. .............. ......[...]

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    v Movie Mode ........ .......... ............. .......... ............. .......... .... 37 HD Movies..... ............ .............. ........... ............... ........... .............. ... 37 Slow Motion ................ .............. ........... .............. ............ .............. 40 Viewing Movies ....... .............. ..............[...]

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    vi Connections ...... ............. ............... ............. ............. ........ 75 Installing the Supplied Softwar e ................ .............. ................ 75 System Requirements............................... .......................................... 77 Viewing and Editing Pictures on a Compute r .............. .......... 79 Tr[...]

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    vii Image Quality ........... .............. ........... ............... ........... .............. . 114 Image Size........ ............ .............. ........... .............. ............ ............ 114 Frame Rate.. .............. ........... .............. ............ .............. ........... .... 116 Movie Settings ... .............. ..[...]

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    viii The Setup Menu .......... ................ ............ ............. ......... 147 Reset Setup Options ... .............. ................. .............. .............. .. 149 Format Memory Card .......... .............. ................. ............... ....... 149 Slot Empty Release Lock ....... ................. .............. ...........[...]

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    ix Technical Notes .................... ............. ............. ............. .. 157 Optional Acces sories . ........... .............. ............ .............. ........... . 157 Approved Memory Cards................................................................ 160 Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ...................... 161 Stor[...]

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    x T o prevent d amage to you r Nikon product or injury to yoursel f or to ot hers, read the following safety precautions in their entirety before using this equip- ment. Keep these safety ins tructions whe re all those who use th e product will read them. The consequence s that could result from fai lure to obser ve the precautions listed in this s[...]

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    xi A Do not remain in contact with the camera or charger for extended periods while the devices are on or in use. Parts of the device become ho t. Leaving the device in direct cont act with the skin for extended periods ma y result in low-temperature burn s. A Do not aim the flash at the operator of a motor vehicle. F ailure to observe this precaut[...]

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    xii A Observe proper precautions when handling the charger: • Keep dry . Failur e to obser ve this precaution could r esult in fire or electric sho ck. • Do not short the charger terminals. F ailure to observe this precaution could result in overheating and damage to the ch arger . • Dust on or nea r the metal parts of the plug should be remo[...]

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    xiii • No par t of the manual s included with this product may be r epro- duced, transmitted, transcribed , stored in a retrieval system, or trans- lated into any language in any f orm, by any means, without Nikon ’ s prior written permission. • Nikon reser ves the right to change the specifications of the hardwar e and software described in [...]

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    xiv Notice for Cust omers in the U . S. A. Federal Communications Commission (F CC) Ra dio Frequen c y Inter ference State ment This equipment has been t ested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to P art 15 of the FCC rules . These limits are designed to provide reasonable pro- tection against harmful interfe[...]

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    xv Notice Concerning Prohibitio n of Copying or R eproduction Note tha t simpl y being in poss ession of material that has been digitally cop- ied or reproduced by means of a scanne r, digi tal camera, or other device may be punishable by law. • Items prohibited by la w from being copied or reproduced Do not copy or r eproduce paper money , coi n[...]

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    xvii D Use Only Nikon Brand Accessories Only Nikon brand accessories c ertified by Nikon specifically fo r use with your Nikon digital camera ar e engineered and pr oven t o operate within its operational and safety requirements. T HE USE OF NON -N IKON ACCESSOR IES COUL D DAMAGE YOUR CAMERA AND MAY VOID YO UR N IKON WAR - RANTY . A Ser vicing the [...]

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    1 s s Introduc tion Confirm that the package contains the following items . Memory cards are sold separat ely . Pac k ag e Con te n ts BF-N1000 body cap Nikon 1 J 1 digital c amer a EN-EL20 rechar geable Li-ion battery (with terminal co ver) MH-27 battery charger (AC wa ll adapter supplied in countries or r egions where r equir ed; shape depends on[...]

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    2 s T ake a few moments to familiarize yourself with ca mera controls and displays. Y ou may find it helpful to bookmark this section an d refe r to it a s yo u rea d th rou gh the re st of t he man ual . The Camer a Body Par t s o f t he Came ra 3 1 2 5 6 4 15 7 16 8 9 11 10 14 12 13 1 Movie-record button ...... ............... .... 38 2 Shutter-r[...]

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    3 s The Camera Body ( Continued) 12 3 4 16 13 15 14 12 5 1 7 1 8 7 6 8 9 10 19 20 11 1 Flash pop-up control ............... .......... 58 2 Memor y card access lamp ...... ... 15, 24 3 & (feature) button ................... ........... . 8 4 W (playb ack zo om/ thumbnail) control ............ ....... 28, 141 5 Mode dial .......... .............[...]

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    4 s The Monitor * Available only in deta iled display ( 0 5). 4 2 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 30 32 31 28 27 29 16 12 13 14 15 17 19 26 25 20 21 23 22 24 18 1 Shooting mode ......... .............. ........... ... 6 2 Exposure mode ............ ........... ......... 106 3 Flexible program indicator ... ......... 108 4 Flash mode .. ............... ........[...]

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    5 s The $ (Display) Button ❚❚ Shooting ❚❚ Play back Press $ to c ycle through shootin g ( 0 4) and p layback ( 0 63) indicators as shown below . $ button Simplified di splay Detailed display Simple photo info Deta il ed p hot o i nfo Image only A The Framing Grid A framing grid can be displayed by selecting On for Grid display in the setup [...]

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    6 s The Mode Dial The camera offers a choice of the follo w- ing shooting modes: Mode dial Motion Snapshot mode ( 0 45 ): Each time the shutter is released, the cam- era records a still image and about a second of movie footage. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will pl ay b ac k in s l o w mo t i on ov e r[...]

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    7 s The Multi Selector The multi selector and J button ar e used to adjust sett ings and navigate the camera menus ( 0 9). Note : Y ou can also highli ght items by rotating the multi selector . Sett ing s: A Lock exp os ure ( 0 118) and/or focus ( 0 143). Menu navigation: 1 Move cu rsor up . Sett ing s: E Vie w se l f-t im er / remote- control menu[...]

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    8 s The & (F eature) Button • Con t in u ou s (still-image mode ; 0 26 ) : Choose from Single frame , Con t in u ou s , or Elec tronic (Hi) . • Movie mode (movie recording ; 0 39 ) : Choose fr om h igh- d efini- tion ( HD movie ) and slow-motion ( Slow motion ) rec ord ing. • Theme (M otion Snapsh ot mode ; 0 47 ) : Choose from Beauty , W[...]

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    9 s The G Button Most shooting, playback, and setup options can be accessed from the camera menus. T o view the menus, pr ess the G button. G button Ta b s Choose from the fo llowing menus: K Playback menu ( 0 93) B Setup me nu ( 0 147) C y 1 z Shooting menu ( 0 103) Menu options Options in current menu. Slider shows position in current menu.[...]

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    10 s ❚❚ Using the Me nus 1 Press 1 or 3 to select the tab th en press 2 to display menu items . 2 Highlight menu item and press 2 to displa y option s. 3 Highlight desired option and press J to select. Note : The items listed may vary with ca mera settings. Items dis- played in gra y are not currently available ( 0 49). T o exit the menus and r[...]

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    11 s 1 Attach the camera strap . Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets . 2 Charge t he batt ery . Inser t the battery q and plug the charger in w . An exhausted battery fully charges in about 2 hours. Unplug the charger and remov e the battery when charging is co mplete. Fir s t St e p s A The Plug Adapter Depending on the countr y or[...]

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    12 s D The Battery and C harger Read and follow the warnings and cautions on pages x–xii and 164– 167 of this m anual . Do not use the bat tery at a mbient temperatu res below 0 °C/32 °F or abo ve 40 °C/104 °F; failur e to observe this precau- tion could damage the batter y or impair its performance. Capacity may be reduced and charging tim[...]

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    13 s 3 Inser t the battery and a memor y card. Check to be sure the battery and card are in the correct orien- tation. Using the batter y to keep the orang e batter y latch pressed to one side , slide the ba ttery in until it latches, and then slide in the memory card until it cli cks into place . Rear[...]

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    14 s D Inserting and Removing Batteries and Memory Cards Alway s tu rn t he c ame ra o ff b efore i nse r tin g or remo ving bat ter ies or memory cards. Note that the battery may be hot after use; observe due caution when remo ving the battery . A Forma tting Memory C ards If this is the first time the memory card will be used in the camera or if [...]

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    15 s A Removing Ba tteries and Me mory Cards After turning the camera off , confirm that the access lamp ( 0 3 ) is of f a n d o p e n th e battery- chamber/memory card slot cover . T o remove the batter y , first release i t by pressing the orange batter y latch in the direc tion sh own by the a rrow and th en remove t he batter y by hand. T o rem[...]

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    16 s 4 Att ac h a len s. Be careful to preve nt dust from entering the camera when the l e n s o r b o d y c a p i s r e m o v e d . T h e l e n s g e n e r a l l y u s e d i n t h i s manual f or illustrativ e purposes is a 1 NIKKO R VR 10–30 mm f/3.5–5. 6. See page 1 36 for information on vi bration reduc- tion ( VR). A Lenses with Retrac tab[...]

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    17 s 5 T urn the camera on. Press the power switch t o turn the camera on. Th e power lamp will briefly light gr een and the monitor will turn on. A T urning the Camera O ff T o turn the camera off, press the power switch again. The monitor will turn off. A Auto Pow er Off If no operations are per formed for about thirty seconds, the dis- plays wil[...]

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    18 s 6 Choose a language and set the clock. A language-selec tion dialog will be displayed the first time the camera is turned on. Use the multi selector and J button ( 0 10) to choose a language and se t the camera clock . Pho- tos can not be taken un til you hav e set the time and da te. Press 1 or 3 to highlight language and press J . Press 4 or[...]

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    19 s A The Camera Clock The camera clock is less accurat e than most watches and hou sehold clocks. Check the clock regularly against more accurate time pieces and reset as necessary. The camera clock i s powered by an independent, rechargeable power source, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed or the camer a is powere d[...]

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    20 s 7 Check the battery level and memory card capacity. Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining in the m oni- tor . ❚❚ Batte ry Level ❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored on the memory card at current settings (valu es over 1,000 ar e rounded down to the nearest hund[...]

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    21 z z Still Image Mode Still image mode is the mode ge nerally used for taking photos. 1 Select still image mode . A Avail ab le S e tti ngs For inf ormation on the options available in still image mode, see page 49. T aking Photos in Still Image Mode Rotate the mode dial to C . Mode dial A Automatic Scene Selection ( h Scene auto selector) At def[...]

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    22 z 2 Ready the camera. Remov e the lens cap and ho ld the camera securely w ith both hands, being careful not to obstruc t the lens, AF-assist illuminator , or microphone. Rotate the camera as shown at lower right when taking pic tures in “tall” (por trait) orientation. Shutter speed s slow when ligh ting is poor; use of the built-in fl ash ([...]

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    23 z 3 Frame the photograph. 4 Focus . Press the shutter-re lease button half- way to focus . If the subject is poor ly lit, the AF-assist illuminator ( 0 2) may light to assist the focus operation. I f t h e ca m er a is a b l e t o f o c u s , the selected focus area will be highlighted in green and a beep will sound (a beep may not sound if the [...]

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    24 z 5 Shoot. Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way down to release the shutter and r ecord the photogra ph. The access lamp w ill light and the photograph will be dis- played in the monitor f or a few sec- onds (the photo will automatically clear from the display and the camera will be ready to shoot when the s hut- ter-rel[...]

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    25 z A The Shutter-Release Bu tton The camera has a two-stage shutter-rel ease button. The camera focuses when the shutter -release button is pr essed halfway . T o take the photograph, press the shutter-releas e button the rest of the way do wn. Foc us : Press halfw ay Shoot : Press the rest of the way down A Movie Recording In still image mode, m[...]

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    26 z ❚❚ Choosing a Relea se Mode Press & button and use the multi selector and J button to choose from the follow- ing release modes: Single frame (the camera takes one photograph each time the shutter-release button is pressed), Con tinuous (the camera records ph otos at up to 5 frames per second while the shutter r elease butt on is held [...]

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    27 z A Buffer Size The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for t emporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card. Up to 100 photographs can be taken in succession; note, how ever , that the frame rate will drop or shooting will pause when the buffer is full. The approximate number of images t[...]

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    28 z T o end playback and return to shoot ing mode, press the shutter- release button halfway . Vie w i n g P h o t o g r a p h s Press K to dis play your mo st recent pho- tograph full frame in the monitor (full- frame playback). K button Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to view additional pictures. T o zoom in on th e center of the curre[...]

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    29 z Deletin g Pictur es T o delete the cur rent picture, press O . Note that once deleted, pi c- tures can not be rec overed . 1 Displa y the phot ograph . Display the photogra ph you wish to delete as described on the preceding page. 2 Delete the ph otograph. Pres s O . A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to delete the pict ure[...]

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    31 8 8 Smar t Photo Selec tor Mode Choose Smart Photo Selector mode for p hotos tha t capture a fleeting expressio n on the face of a portrait subjec t or other hard-to-time shots such as group photos in par ty s cenes. Each time the shutter is released, the camera aut omatically selects the best shot and four best shot candidates based on composit[...]

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    32 8 2 Fr ame the photog raph. 3 Begin buffering photographs. Holding the camera as shown on page 22, c ompose the photogr aph with your subject in the cent er of the frame. Pr ess the shutter-release butt on half- way to focus ( 0 23). An icon wil l be displayed as the camera begin s recording images to the memory buffer . The came ra continuously[...]

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    33 8 4 Shoot. Smoothly press the shutter-release button t he res t of the w ay do wn. The came ra will co mpare s hots reco rded to the buffer both before and after the shutter-release button w as pressed, and s ele ct f iv e to co py t o t he mem ory card. Note that some time may be required . The best picture is displayed in the monitor when reco[...]

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    34 8 Choosing the Best Shot Vie w i n g P h o t o g r a p h s Pres s K and use the multi selector to display photographs taken with the Smar t Photo Selector ( 0 28; pic tures taken with the Smar t Photo Selector are indicated by a y ic on). O f the five pho- tographs recorded by the Smar t Photo Selector , only the best shot will be dis- played (w[...]

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    35 8 Deletin g Pictur es Pres sin g O when a picture taken with the Smar t Photo Selector is selec ted displays a confirmati on dialog; press O again to delete the best shot and the four best shot candidates, or press K to e xit wit h- out deleting the pic tures. Note that once deleted, pictures c an not be recovered . A Deleting Individual Photogr[...]

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    37 y y Movie Mode Choose movie m ode to shoot h igh- d efinition (HD) or slow- motion ( 0 40) movies using the movie-record button. Record movies with so und at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 . 1 Select movie mode. 2 Fr ame the op ening shot . D The 0 Icon A 0 icon indicates that movies can not be recorded. A Avail ab le S e tti ngs For inf ormation on [...]

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    38 y 3 Star t re cording. Pr ess the movie-record butt on to begi n rec ordin g. A re cordi ng i ndi ca- tor , the time elapsed, and the time available are displa yed while r ecord- ing is in progress . 4 End re cordin g. Press t he m ovie - record butt on aga in to end recordi ng. Recording will end automatically when the maximum length is reached[...]

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    39 y ❚❚ T aking Phot ographs Duri ng HD Movie Recording Pres s the shutte r-relea se button all the way down to take a photograph without interrupting HD movie recording . Photo- graphs take n during movie r ecord ing have an aspect ratio of 16 : 9. ❚❚ Choosing the Movie Type T o choose between high defi nition and slow mo tion recordin g, [...]

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    40 y Record silent movies with an aspec t ratio of 8 : 3. Movies are record ed at 400 fps and play back at 30 fps. 1 Select movie mode. 2 Select s low -mo tion mode . 3 Fr ame the op ening shot . Slow Motion Rotate the mode dial to 1 . Mode dial Press the & button and use the multi selector and J button to select Slow motion . A slow-motion mov[...]

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    41 y 4 Star t record ing. 5 End re cordi ng. Press the movie- record button again to end recording. Recording will end automa tica lly when the maximum length is reached, the memory card is full , another mode is selected, the lens is removed , or the camera becomes hot ( 0 xvi ). Press the movie-record button to begi n reco rding. A record ing i n[...]

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    42 y Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback ( 0 28). Press J to sta r t pl ayba ck . The following operations can be performed: V iewing Mo vies 1 icon/L ength Movie playback indic ator/ Current positi on/total length Guide Volume To Use Description Pau s e Pau s e p la y b a ck . Play J Resume playback when the movie is paused or [...]

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    43 y Deleti ng Mo vies T o delete the current movie, press O . A confirmation dialog will be display ed; 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 c an not be recov ered . A See Also See page 100 for information on trimming unwanted footage fr om movies.[...]

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    45 9 9 Motion Snapshot Mode Choose Motion Snapshot mode to record brief movie vignettes with your photogr aphs. Each t ime the shutter is r eleased, the camera records a still image and a bout a second of movie foot- age. When the resulting “Motion Snapshot ” is viewed on the camera, the movie wil l play back in slo w motion ov er approxi- mate[...]

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    46 9 2 Fr ame the picture. 3 Begin buffering. 4 Shoot. Smoothly pr ess the shutt er-release button the r est of the way down. The camera will r ecord a photograp h, together with about a second of movie footage beginning bef ore and ending after the time the shutt er- release button was pressed. Note that some time may be required . When recording [...]

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    47 9 ❚❚ Choosing a Theme A Buffering Buffering begins when the shutter- release button is pressed halfway and ends after about 90 seconds or when the shutter-re lease button is pressed all the way do wn. T o choose the background music for the movie, pr ess & and use the mu lti selector and J button to choose from Beaut y , Wav e s , Relaxa[...]

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    48 9 Deleting Motion Snapshots T o delete the curr ent Motion Snapsho t, press O . A confirmation dialog will be display ed; press O again to delete th e photo and movie and r eturn to play- back, or press K to exit without deleting the file. Note that once deleted, Motion Snapshots can not be rec overed . V iewing Motion Sn apshots Pres s K and us[...]

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    49 7 7 Av ailable Settings The following table lists the setting s that can be adjusted in each mode. ❚❚ Still Image Mode/S mart Photo S elec tor Mode Still image mode Smart Photo Selector mode Exposure mode 1 h P S A M h P S A M Shooting menu Image qua lity zzzzzz Image si ze zzzzzz Conti nuou s zzzzz — F r a m e r a t e —————— M[...]

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    50 7 1 P Programmed auto is selected automatically when Electronic (Hi) is selected for Con ti nu ou s . 2 Not available when Elec tronic (Hi) is selected for Conti nu ou s . 3 VR lenses only. 4 Not available if a frame rate of 10 f ps is chosen when Electronic (Hi ) is selected for Con ti nu ou s . 5 Available only when built-in flash unit is rais[...]

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    51 7 ❚❚ Movie Mode/M otion Snapshot M ode Movie mode Motion Snapshot mode Exposure mode h P S A M h P S A M Shooting menu I m a g e q u a l i t y ———— —————— I m a g e s i z e ———— —————— C o n t i n u o u s —————————— Fra me ra te — z 2 z 2 z 2 z 2 ————— Movie settings z 1[...]

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    52 7 1 HD movie selected in movie mod e. 2 Slow motion selected in movie mode. 3 VR lenses only. Oth er s et ti ng s Foc u s a re a s e le c t i o n — z 1 z 1 z 1 z 1 — zzzz F l e x i b l e p r o g r a m —————————— Auto exp osu re Loc k — zzz —— zzz — Foc u s l o ck — zzzz — zzzz Self-timer z 1 zzzz ————?[...]

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    53 t t More on Photograph y The self-timer and optional ML-L3 r emote contr ol ( 0 158) can be used to reduce came ra shake or for self-por traits. The following options are available: 1 Mount the camera on a tripod. Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a sta- ble, level surface. 2 Displa y self-timer o ptions. Self- T imer and Remot[...]

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    54 t 3 Select th e de sir ed option. 4 Fr ame the photograph and shoot. Self-timer mode : Pr ess the sh utter- release button halfway t o focus , and then press the button the rest of the way dow n. The self-timer lamp will star t to blink and a beep will begin to sound. T wo seconds bef ore the photo is taken, the lamp will stop blinki ng and the [...]

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    55 t Note that the tim er may not start or a photograph m ay not be taken if the camera is unable to focus or in other situations in which the shutter can not be released. T urning the camera off cancels se lf-ti mer and remote control modes. Re mote control modes are canc elled automatically if no oper ations are performed for about five minutes a[...]

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    56 t Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the ca mera, mak ing pic tures brighter or darker. Choose from values between –3 E V (underexposure) and +3 E V (overexposur e) in increments of 1 / 3 EV . In general, positive values make the image br ighter while negative values make it darke r . Exposure compensa [...]

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    57 t A Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is most eff ective when used with center- weighted or spot metering ( 0 117). A The Built-in Flash When used with the built-in flash, exposure c ompensation affects both background exposure and flash lev el.[...]

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    58 t T o use the flash, raise it by sliding the flash pop -up control an d then choo se a flash mode as des cribed on the following page. Char ging begi ns when the fla sh is raise d; o nce ch arging i s com plete, a fl ash- ready indicator ( I ) will be displayed when the sh utter-release b utton is pressed ha lfway . The Built-in Flash N Fill fla[...]

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    59 t Choosing a Flash Mode 1 Displa y the flash mode op tions. Pres s the multi selector down t o dis- play a list of flas h modes. The modes available depend on the exposur e mode ( 0 103). 2 Select a flash mode. h P, A N Fill flash N Fill flash N Y Red- eye reduct ion N Y Red-eye reduction N Y p Red-eye reduction + slow sync S, M N Fill flash Np [...]

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    60 t A Lowering the Built-in Flash T o save pow er when the flash is not in use , press it gently down ward until the latch clicks into p lace. Do no t us e fo rc e . Fai l u r e t o observe this precaution could result in prod- uct malfunc tion. A Using the Built- in Flash The built-in flash can be used in still image mode only. If the flash is fi[...]

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    61 t A Shutter Speed Shutter speed is restricted to the foll owing ranges when a flash is used: Exposure mo de Shutter speed h Scene auto selector ( f ) 1 / 60 –1 s S Shutter-priority auto 1 / 60 –30 s MM a n u a l 1 / 60 –30 s, Bulb Oth er 1 / 60 s A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency)[...]

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    63 I I More on Pla yback ❚❚ Simple Photo Information Photo Information Photo information is superimpos ed on images display ed in full-frame playback ( 0 28). Press the $ button to cycle through simple photo inf ormation ( 0 63), detailed photo inf ormation ( 0 64), and no photo information. $ button Still images Movies 1 2 3 9 10 8 7 5 4 6 2 1[...]

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    64 I ❚❚ Detailed Phot o Informa tion Still images Movies 1 23 4 7 6 5 8 12 11 13 14 10 15 9 26 16 17 23 24 25 21 19 22 18 20 26 23 24 21 19 22 18 20 1 2 4 6 5 12 11 27 13 25 17 3 1 Shooting mode ................ ............... ...... 6 2 Frame number/total number of images 3 Protect status ............ .............. ............. 96 4 Camera [...]

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    65 I A Histograms ( 0 64) Camera histograms are intended only as a guide and may differ from those in imaging applications. Sam ple histograms are shown below: • If brightness varies evenly across the image , the distribution of tones will be rela tively even. • If the image is dark , tone distr ibu- tion will be shifted to the lef t. • If th[...]

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    66 I The following operations can be performed: Thumbnail Pl ayback T o view pictures in “ contact sheets” of 4, 9, or 72 images, pr ess W down when a pic- ture is displayed full frame. W contr ol Ful l- f ram e playback Calendar playback Thumbnail playback To Use Description Display more images W Press do wn to increase the number of images di[...]

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    67 I The following operations can be performed: Calendar Pl ayback T o view pict ures taken on a selected date, press W down when 72 pictures are dis- play ed ( 0 66). W contr ol Ful l- fra m e playback Calendar playback Thumbnail playback To Use Description Highlight date / Use multi selector to highlight date. Vie w p ic t ure s t ak en on highli[...]

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    68 I The following operations can be performed: Playback Zoom T o zoom in on a photogr aph, display it full frame and press W up . Playback zoom is not availabl e with movies or Motion Snapshots. W contr ol To Use Description Zoom in o r out W Press up to zoom in, down to zoom out. Whenever you zoom in or out, a navigation win- dow will appear with[...]

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    69 I Pictures can be deleted from the memory card as described below . Note that once deleted , pictures can not be rec over ed; prote cte d ima ges, however, will n ot b e del eted. Deleting the Current Pic ture The Playback Menu T o delete multiple images, press the G button, select Delete in the playback menu, and choo se from the options below [...]

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    70 I Rate pic tures or mark them as candidates for later deletion ( 0 69). The Slide show optio n in the playback menu can be used to display only pictures wi th a selected rating or ratings ( 0 71). Ratings can also be viewed in ViewNX 2. Rating is not available with protected images. 1 Sel ec t a p ic ture. Display a picture in full-frame playbac[...]

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    71 I 1 Selec t the type of image used in the show . Highlight the desired option and press J . Slide Shows T o view a slide show of the pictures on the memory card, pr ess the G button, select Slide show in the playback menu, and follow the steps below . G button All images Display all the images on the memory card. Still images Display stil l imag[...]

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    72 I 2 Adjust display times and choos e a background track. Adjust the following options: Frame inte r val Choose how lon g each still image is disp layed. Movie playb ack time Choose how much of each movie is played back before the next slide is displa yed. Choose Same as frame inter val to display the next slide after the time selected for Frame [...]

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    73 I 3 Select Start . The following opera tions can be performed while a slide show is in progr ess: The options s hown at right are dis- played when the show ends . Select Resume to restart o r Exit to exit to the playback menu. Highlight St ar t and press J to star t the slide show . To Use Description Skip back/skip ahead Press 4 to ret urn to t[...]

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    75 Q Q Connec tions Install the supplied sof tware to copy pictures to your computer for viewing and editing pictures and cr eating short movies. Before in stalling the software, c onfirm that y our syst em meets the requirements on page 77. 1 Start the computer and insert the installer ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD . 2 Select a language. If th[...]

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    76 Q 3 Start the instal ler . Click Install and f ollow the on-screen instruct ions. 4 Exit the installer . Click Ye s (W i n d o w s) o r OK (Mac OS) when installation is com- plete. The following software is installed: • Vie wN X 2 • Short M ovie Creator • Apple QuickTime ( Windows only) 5 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive. Wind[...]

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    77 Q System R equirements The system requirements f or the Short Movie Creator are: If your system does not meet the abov e requir ements, only ViewNX 2 will be installed ( 0 79). Windows CPU 2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better OS Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Pre- mium/Professional/Enterprise/Ulti mate ( Service P ack 1 ), Win- [...]

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    78 Q The system requirements for the V iewNX 2 are: Windows CPU • Photos/JP EG movies : I ntel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Core series, 1.6 GHz or better • H.264 movies (pla yback) : 3.0 GHz or b etter Pentium D • H.264 movies (e diting) : 2 . 6G H z o r b e t t e r C o r e2D u o OS Pre-installed versions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/P rof[...]

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    79 Q T ransferring Pic tures 1 Choose how pictures will be copied to the computer . Choose one of the following methods: • Direct USB connec tion : T urn the camera off and ensure tha t the memory ca rd is inserted in the camera. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable (do not use force or insert the connec tors at an angl[...]

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    80 Q 3 Click Start T ransfer . At default settings, all the pictures on the memory card will be copied to th e computer . 4 T erminate the connection. If the camera is connected to the c omputer , turn the camera off and disconnec t the USB cable. I f you are using a card reader or card slot, choose the appropriate option in the com- puter operatin[...]

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    81 Q ❚❚ Retouching Photographs T o crop pi ctures and perform such tasks as adjusting shar p- ness and tone levels, click the Edit button in the toolbar . ❚❚ Creating Short Movies Use the Shor t Movie Creator to create short movies combining music, Motion Sn apshots, movie f ootage, and phot os taken in still image or Smar t Phot o Selector[...]

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    82 Q Creating Shor t Movies Use the supplied Short Movie Creator soft ware to cr eate movies combining ph otograp hs taken in st ill image or Smart Photo Selector mode with Motion Snapshots, movies, and music. 1 T ransfer pic tures. T ransf er pictures as described on page 79. 2 Select c ompon ents . Sele ct pi ctur es in V iewNX 2. 3 Start Shor t [...]

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    83 Q 5 Save the movie. Click Create Movie . The dia- log shown at righ t will be displayed; select on e of the follow ing options and click Create . • Sa v e f i le : Save the movie to a folder on the computer . • Save to Camera (memor y c ard) : Save the movie t o a mem- ory card so that it can later be played back on the cam- era. T o use thi[...]

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    84 Q Connect the camera to a television for pla yback . High-Definition Devices A type C mini-pin H igh- D efinition M ultimed ia I nter fa ce (HDM I) cable (availab le separately from third-pa rt y suppliers) can be used to connect the camera to high-definition video devices. 1 Connect the HDMI cable. T urn the camera off and connect the HDMI cabl[...]

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    85 Q ❚❚ HDMI Device Control T o control t he came ra remotel y from a device that supports HDMI -CEC ( H igh- D efinition M ultimedi a I nter face – C on- sumer E lectronics C on trol), s elect On for HDMI device cont rol in the ca mera setup menu. T he HDMI-CEC device will dis pl ay a re mot e con trol gu ide and the remo te c ontro l c an b[...]

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    86 Q Selected JPEG images can be print ed on a P ictBridge printer co nne cte d d ir ectl y t o t he c am er a. Connecting the Printer Connect the camera usin g the supplied USB cable . 1 T u rn the camera off . 2 Connect the USB cab le. T urn the printer on and connec t the USB cable as shown. D o not use force or attempt to insert the co nnectors[...]

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    87 Q Printing Pictures O ne at a T ime 1 Se le ct a pi ct ur e . Press 4 or 2 to view additi onal pic- tures . Pr ess W u p t o z o o m i n o n t h e current frame ( 0 68; press W dow n to exit zoom). T o view n ine pictures at a time, press W down when a picture is displayed full frame. Use the multi selector to highlight pic tures, or press W up [...]

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    88 Q Printing M ultiple Pict ures 1 Display the PictBridge menu. 2 Choose an option. Highlight one of the following options and press 2 . • Select images for printing : Select pic- tures for prin ting. • Sel ect by da t e : P rint one copy of each picture taken on selected dates. • Print DPOF print o rder : Print an existing print order creat[...]

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    89 Q 3 Se le ct p ict ure s o r c hoos e da t es . If y ou chose Selec t images for printing or Print DPOF print order in Step 2 , press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selec- tor to highlight pictures. T o selec t the current picture for printing , press 1 . The picture will be marked with a Z ic o n an d t h e n u m b er o f p r in t s wi l l b e se t[...]

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    90 Q 4 Adjust print op tions. Pres s J to display Pic tBridge print options . P ress 1 or 3 to highligh t page size, border , or time stamp items and press 2 to display the optio ns described on page 91; note that a warning will be disp laye d if the selected page size is too small for an index print. 5 Star t printing. Highlig ht Start printing an[...]

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    91 Q A PictBridge Print O ptions Page size Highlight a page size (only siz es supported by the current printer are l isted) and press J to s e l e c t a n d e x i t t o t h e p r e v i o u s menu (to print at the default page size for the current printer , selec t Use printer settings ). Number of copies This option is listed only when pictures are[...]

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    92 Q Creating a DPOF Print Order: Print Set The DPOF print order option is used to create dig ital “print orders ” for P ict- Bridge -compatible printers and devices that suppor t DPOF . Press the G but- ton, select DPOF print order in the play- back menu, and choose from the following options: Sele ct/ set Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi sele[...]

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    93 o o The Playback Menu T o display the playback menu, press G and selec t the play- back menu ta b ( K ). The playback menu contains the following options: G button Opti on De scription Default 0 Delete Delete multi ple images. — 69 Slid e sh ow V iew movies and photos in a slide show . Image type: All i mages Selected scene: A uto Fra me in te[...]

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    94 s z 8 y 9 t i I Q o g n D-Lighting Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating a retou ched copy that is saved separa tely from the unmodified original. —9 7 Resize Create small c opies of select- ed pictures. Choose size: 1.1 M 98 Crop Create cropped copies of se- lected pictures. —9 9 Edit movi e Create co pies of movies from whi[...]

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    95 o Selecting Multiple Images Choosing the options listed b elow dis- plays an image selection dia log. Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to high- light pictures (only pictures to which the operation applies are available for selec- tion). • Delete > Dele te selected images ( 0 69) • DPOF print or der > Selec t/set ( 0 92) • Pr[...]

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    96 s z 8 y 9 t i I Q o g n Choose whether to rotate “tall” ( por trait-orientation) pictures for display during playbac k. Note that because the camera its elf is already in the appropriat e orientation during shooting, images are not rotated au tomatically during image review . Protect selected images from accidental deletion. Note that this o[...]

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    97 o Applied to selected ima ges, D-Lighting creates copies that have been processed to brighten shadows. Use to retouch dark or backlit photograp hs. Pres s 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight an image ( 0 95) and press J to display the options shown at right. Press 1 or 3 to choose the amount of correction per forme d (the effect can[...]

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    98 s z 8 y 9 t i I Q o g n Create small copies of selected photo- graphs. Sele ct Choose size and choose a size from 1.1 M (1,280 × 856 pixels), 0.6 M (960 × 640 pix els), and 0.3 M (640 × 424 pixels), and then choose Select images . Press 4 or 2 or rotate t he multi selector to high light pictures ( 0 95) and press 1 or 3 to select or deselect.[...]

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    99 o Create a cropped copy of selected photo- graphs. P ress 4 or 2 or r otate the multi selector to highlight a pic ture ( 0 95) and press J to display the image with the default crop shown in y ellow . Use the controls below to choose a crop and save the copy . Crop To Use Description Choose size W Press W up or down to choose the crop si ze. Cho[...]

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    100 s z 8 y 9 t i I Q o g n T rim footage fr om movies to crea te edited copies. 1 Select Choose start point or Choose end point . Choose from the following options: • Choose st art point : Trim the opening footage. • Choose end point : T rim the closing foot- age. 2 Select a movie. Pre ss 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selec tor to highlight a mov[...]

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    101 o D T rimming Movies Movies must be at least two seconds long. If a copy can not be created at the current playback position, th e current position will be displ ayed in red in Step 4 and n o copy wi ll be created. The copy will not b e saved if there is insufficient space a vailable on the memory card. T o preven t the camer a from turning off[...]

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    103 i i The Shooting Menu T o display the shooting menu, press G and selec t the shoot- ing men u tab ( C , y , 1 , or z ). The shooting menu contai ns the following options: G button Opti on Descr iption Default 0 Reset shooting options Reset shooting options to def ault value s. — 105 Exposur e mode Choose how the camera sets shutter speed and [...]

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    104 i White balance Adjust settings f or diff er- ent types of lig hting . Auto 11 9 ISO sensitivity Control the camer a’ s sen- sitivity to light. Auto (100–3200) 124 Picture Control Choose how the camera processes picture s. Standard 125 Custom Picture Control Create custom P icture Con- trols . —1 2 9 Color space Choose a color space for n[...]

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    105 i 1 Varies with lens ( 0 136). 2 The camera focuses on the subjec t in the center of the frame when 10 fps is selec ted for Electronic (Hi) or Slow motion is selected a s the movie type. 3 F ace detecti on is not available when 10 fps is selected f or Electronic (Hi) or Slow motion is s elected as th e movie type. Select Ye s to reset the optio[...]

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    106 i The options in the exposure mode menu off er varying degrees of control ov er shutter speed and aperture. Exposure Mode h Scene auto selector An automatic, “ point-and-shoot” mode in which the camera not only chooses shutter speed and aperture but adjusts other settings to suit the subject ( 0 21). P Programmed auto The camera sets shutt [...]

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    107 i A Shutter Speed and Aperture The same exposure can be achiev ed with differ ent combinations of shutter speed and aperture. F ast shutter spee ds and large apertures freeze moving obj ects and soften background details, while slo w shut- ter speeds and small apertures blur moving objects and bring out background details. Shutter speed Aper tu[...]

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    108 i P Programm ed Auto In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aper ture for optimal exposure in most situati ons. This mode is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which you want to leave the ca mera in c h a r g e o f s h u t t e r s p e e d a n d aper ture. 1 Choose a combination of shutter speed and aper [...]

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    109 i S Shutter- Priorit y Auto In shutter-pr iority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the camera automatically selec ts the aper ture that will produce the optimal exposure. Use slow shutter speeds to suggest motion by blurring moving subjects, fast shutter speeds to “freeze ” motion. 1 Choose a sh utter spee d. Press W up for faster sh[...]

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    110 i A Aper ture-Priority Auto In aper ture-pr iority auto, you choose the aperture while the camera automatically selec ts the shutter speed that will produce the optimal exposure. Large aper tures (low f-numbers) reduce depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main subject. Small apertures (high f-numb ers) increa se depth of [...]

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    111 i M Manual In manual exposure mode, you contr ol both shutter speed and aperture . 1 Choose shu tter speed and ap erture. Adjust shutter speed and aperture with refer ence to the exposure indica- tor (see below). Shutter speed is set by pressing W up for faster speeds and down for slow er speeds: choose from values between 30 s and 1 / 16,000 s[...]

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    112 i ❚❚ Long Time-Exposures (Manual Exposure Mode On ly) Select t he following shutter speeds for long time-exposures of mo ving lights , the stars, night scenery , or fireworks. • Bulb : The shutter r emains open while the shutter-release button is held down. T o prevent blur , use a tripod. • Time : Requires an optional ML-L3 remote co n[...]

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    113 i 2 Choose a sh utter spee d. Press W down until “Bulb ” is selected for shutter speed. F or a shutter speed of “ Time ” , select a remote contr ol mode ( 0 53) after choosing the shut- ter speed. 3 Op en th e s h u t t e r . Bulb : After focusing , press the shutter-r elease button all the way down. Keep the shutter-release butt on pre[...]

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    114 i Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs taken in still image and Smart Photo S elector modes. Choose the s ize of photographs tak en in still image and Smar t Photo Selector modes. * Print size in inches equa ls image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in d ots p er i n ch (dpi; 1 inch = a pproximately 2.54 cm). I[...]

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    115 i A NEF (RAW )/NEF (RAW ) + JPEG The option selected for image size does not aff ect the size of NEF (RA W ) images. NEF (RA W ) images can be viewed on the camera or using soft- ware such as Capture NX 2 (available separately ; 0 158) or ViewNX 2 (supplied). When photographs taken at NEF (RA W ) + JPEG are viewed on the cam- era, only the JPEG[...]

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    116 i Choose a frame rate for slow motion movies ( 0 40). The fa ster the frame rate, the smaller the fr ame size. * All figures are approximate. Slow motion movies will play back over a period of about 13.2 (400 fps) or 40 (1200 fps) times the recording time. Choose a frame size and frame rate f or HD movies ( 0 37). * Sensor output is about 60 fp[...]

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    117 i Choose how the camera sets exposure. Regardless of the option selected, metering is automa tically adjusted to suit the scene when h Scene auto selector is selec ted for Exposure mode . Metering L Matr ix The camera meter s a wide area of the f rame and adjus ts for contr ast (ton e distribu tion), co lor , composition, and subject distance, [...]

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    118 i Autoexposu re Lock Exposure lock is used to recompose photographs after metering exposure. It is most effective when used with center-w eighted or spot metering ( 0 1 1 7 ) t o f r a m e o f f - c e n t e r s u b j e c t s t h a t a r e much brighter or darker than their surroundings or to optimize exposure for an object other than your main [...]

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    119 i White balance ensures that colors are unaff ected by the color of the light source . Auto white balance is recommended for most light sources , but other values can be selected if necessary according to the type of source. R egardless of the option selected, white balance is aut omatically adjusted to suit the scene if h Scene auto selector i[...]

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    120 i Fine- T uning White Balance Options other than Preset manual can be f ine -tu ned as fo llow s: 1 Display fine -tuning options. Highlight an option other than Preset manual and press 2 to displa y the fine -tuning optio ns shown at right. 2 Fine-tune white balance. Use the multi selector to fine-tune white balance. 3 Save changes and exit. Pr[...]

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    121 i Preset Manual Preset manual is used t o record and r ecall custom white balance settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compen sate for light sour ces with a str ong color cast . 1 Light a reference objec t. Place a neutral gra y or white object under the lighting that will be used in the final phot ograp h. A standard gray pa nel ca[...]

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    122 i 3 Measure white balance. When the camera is ready t o measure white balance , a flashing L will be display ed. Bef ore the indicator st ops flashing, frame the ref erence object so that it fills the displa y and press the shutter-release butt on all the way down. No photograph will be reco rded; whi te b alan ce c an b e me a- sured accuratel[...]

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    123 i D Auto Pow er Off White balance measur ement will end without a new value being acquired if no operations ar e per formed for the time selected f or Auto powe r off in the setup menu ( 0 151; the defau lt is 30 s). D Preset Wh ite Balanc e The camera can store only one value for preset white balanc e at a time; the existing value will be re p[...]

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    124 i “ISO sensitivity ” is the digital equivalent of film speed. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to m ake an exposure, allowing fa ster shutte r speeds or smaller apertures, but th e more l i k e l y t h e i m a g e i s t o b e a f f e c t e d b y “ n o i s e ” i n t h e f o r m o f r a n - domly-spaced bright pixels , fo[...]

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    125 i Choose how the camera processes photographs. Regardless of the option selec ted, the camera automat ically chooses Picture Controls t o suit the scene when h Scene auto selec tor is selected for Exposur e mode . Modifying Pic ture Controls Existing preset and custom Picture Controls ( 0 129) can be modified to suit the scene or your creativ e[...]

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    126 i 2 Adjust settings . Pre ss 1 or 3 to highlight the desired setting and pr ess 4 or 2 to choose a value. Repeat this step until all set- tings have been adjusted, or select Quick adjust ( 0 127) to choose a pr eset combination of set- tings. Default s ettings can be restored by p ressing the O but- ton. 3 Save changes and exit. Pre ss J . A Pr[...]

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    127 i ❚❚ Picture Control Setti ngs * Not available if Active D-Lighting ( 0 132) i s on; reset if Active D-Lighting is activated after value is changed. Quic k a dju st Choose from options between –2 and +2 t o r e d uc e o r exaggerate the eff ect of the selected Picture Contr ol (note that this resets all manual adjustments). F or example, [...]

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    128 i D “A” ( A u t o ) Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation var y with expo- sure and the position of the subject in the fram e. A The Picture Control Grid Pre ssing W up in Step 2 displays a P icture Control grid showing the contrast and satu- ration fo r the selected Picture Contr ol in rela- tion to the other Picture Contr [...]

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    129 i The Picture Contro ls supplied with the camera can be modified and saved as custom Pictu re Controls. Edit/S ave T o create a custom Picture C ontrol, select Edit/save and follow the steps below . 1 Select a Pictu re Co ntr ol . Highlight an existing P icture Con trol and pr ess 2 , or press J to proceed to Step 3 to save a cop y of the high-[...]

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    130 i Load fr om /S ave to C ar d Custom Picture Contr ols created using the P icture Control Utility available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memor y card and loaded into the camera, or custom Picture Contr ols created with the camera c a n b e co p i e d t o t h e m e m o r y c a r d t o b e us e d i n [...]

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    131 i The color space determines the gamut of colo rs available for color repro duction. Choose sRGB for photos that will be used “ as is, ” with no fur ther modification, Ado be RG B for photos that will be extens ively processe d or retouched afte r leaving t he camera. Note that regardless of the option selected, sRGB is used for movies and [...]

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    132 i Active D-Light ing preserves details in highlights and shadows for natur al contrast. Use with high contrast scenes such as a brightly lit outdoor view framed i n a d o o r o r w i n d o w o r a s u b - jects in the shade on a sunny day . It is most effective when used with Matrix meterin g ( 0 117). Active D-Lighti ng Active D-Lighti ng: Off[...]

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    133 i Photographs taken at slow s hutter speeds are automaticall y pro- cessed to reduce “ noise” (bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels, or f og), slightly increasing recording times. Selecting On increases the amount of noise reduction performed at shutter speeds slower than 1 s and increases the time required to record images by roughl[...]

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    134 i Adjust movie sound r ecording settings for the built- in micro- phone. ❚❚ Microphone Sel ect Microphone off to disable sound recording . Selecting any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to the selected sensitivity. ❚❚ Wind Noise R educ tion Select On to enable the low- cut filter , reducing noise produced by wind b[...]

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    135 i T ake photographs automatically at preset inter vals. 1 Select Interval / Number of shots . Hig hl igh t Interval / Number of shots and press 2 to d isp lay interval timer options. 2 Adjus t set tin gs. Pres s 4 or 2 to highlight hours, min- utes, or seconds and pr ess 1 or 3 to choose an inter val longer than the slowest anticipated shutt er[...]

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    136 i This option is availa ble with lenses that supports vibration reduction ( VR). The options available var y with the type of len s: Normal / Ac ti ve / Off for lenses tha t support active vibration reduction and On / Off for other VR lenses . Choose Ac ti ve , Nor- mal , or On to reduce the effects of vibration; choose Ac ti ve when shooting f[...]

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    137 i Choose how the camera focuses (note that focus mode selection is not a vailab le in h Scene auto selector mode; 0 21, 106). * Shutter can only be released if camera is abl e to focus. Fo cu s M o d e AF-A Auto-select AF : The camera automatically selects AF-S if the subject is stationar y , AF-C if it is moving. * AF-S Single AF : F or statio[...]

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    138 i A The AF-Assist Illuminator If the subjec t is poorly lit, the AF-assist illumi- nator will light automatically to assist the autofocus operation when the shutter- release button is pr essed halfway . The AF- assist illuminator is available in still image, Smar t Photo Selector , and Motion Snapshot modes and lights only if: • AF-S i s s e [...]

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    139 i A Getting Good Results with Autofocus Autof ocus does not perform well un der the conditions listed below . The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus under these conditions, or the f ocus area may be dis played in green and the camera may sound a beep, al lowing the shutter to be released even when the subject is no[...]

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    140 i Manual F ocus Manual focus can be used when au tofocus does not produce the desired result s. 1 Highlight Manual focus . 2 Display the manual focus guides. Pres s 1 or 3 to highlight Manual focus ( 0 137). Press J to magnify the view at the center of the frame and display man- ual focus guides.[...]

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    141 i 3 Focus . Rotate the multi sel ector until the su b- ject is in focus. Rotate the multi selec- tor clock wise to increase t he focus distance, c ounter clockwise to decrease; the fa ster you rotate the multi selector , the quicker the focus distance changes. The fo cus indicator shows the approximate focus dis- tance. P ress J when the subjec[...]

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    142 i Choose how th e focus area f or autof ocus is selected . AF-Ar ea Mode e Auto- area The camera automatically detects the subject and selec ts the focus area. c Single - point Pre ss J to view the focus area selection display, then use the multi selector t o position the focus ar ea over y our subject and press J ; the camera focuses on th e s[...]

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    143 i Focus L ock Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing on the subject in the center of the frame, allowing y ou to focus on a subject that will not be in the center of the final composi- tion. I f the camera is unable to focus using autofocus ( 0 139), you can also focus on another s ubject at the same di stance and then [...]

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    144 i 2 Lock focus. With the shutter-r elease button pressed halfway, pr ess 1 ( A ) to lock both focus and exposure (an AE-L indi- cator will be displayed; 0 118). Focus will remain locked while 1 ( A ) is pressed, ev en if you later remov e your finger from the shutter -release but- ton. 3 Recompose the photograph and shoot. F ocus will remain lo[...]

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    145 i Choose On to enable fac e-priorit y AF ( 0 23). If On is selected, the built-in AF-assist illu- minator will light t o illuminate poorl y-lit subjects in still image, Smart Photo Selec- tor , or M otion Snapshot mod e if : • AF-S is se lec te d for focu s mo de ( 0 137) or single AF is selected in AF - A , and • Aut o -ar ea is selec ted [...]

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    146 i Flash compensation alters flash output from the level suggested by the camera, changing the brightness of the main subject r el- ative to the background. C hoose from values between –3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brigh ter) in increments of 1 / 3 EV ; i n g ene ra l, positive values make the subject brighter while negative v alues make it darker[...]

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    147 g g The Setup Menu T o display the setup menu, press G and selec t the setup menu tab ( B ). The setup menu contains the following options: G button Opti on Description Default 0 Reset setup options Reset setup menu options to def aul t valu es. — 149 Forma t memory car d For ma t t h e m em o r y ca r d . — 149 Slot emp ty rel eas e lock A[...]

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    148 g Auto power off Choose the auto power off de lay . 30 s 151 Remote on duration Choose how long the camera waits for a signal from a re mote c ont rol. 5m i n 1 5 2 Assign AE/AF-L button Choose the r ole playe d by the 1 ( A ) button. AE/AF lock 152 Shutter button AE lock Choose whether expo- sure locks when the shutter-rel ease button is press[...]

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    149 g Sele ct Ye s to reset all setup menu options other than Fli cke r reduc tio n , Ti m e zo n e a nd d at e and Language to default val- ues. Select Ye s to format the memory card. Note that this permanently deletes all data on the card , including protected images ; b efo re proceeding, be sure to cop y impor tant pictures and other data to a [...]

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    150 g If On is selec ted, the message a t right will be displayed whenever the camer a is turned on. Highlig ht Monit or bright ness and press 2 . Brightness can then be adjust ed by pressing 1 or 3 ; c hoose higher values for increased brightness, lower values for reduced brig htness. Select On to display a framing g rid ( 0 5). W elc ome Screen M[...]

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    151 g Highlight items and press 2 to selec t or deselect. I f Autof ocus/self-timer is selected, a beep will sound when the camera focuses and during self-timer and remote control photography; to mute the beep, r emove the check fr om this item. Select Shut ter to play a sound when the shutter is released , or remove the check from this item to mut[...]

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    152 g Choose how long the camera will remain active while waiting for a signal fr om the remote control ( 0 53). Choose shor ter delays to reduce the drain on the batter y. Note that remote control mode must be reselected once the timer has expired. Choose whether the 1 ( A ) button locks both focus and exposure ( AE/AF lo ck ), exposure only ( AE [...]

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    153 g Reduce flicker and banding in th e displays and in movies while shooting under fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting. Choose a frequency which matches that of the local AC power supply . When a photograph is taken or a movie is recorded, the camera names the file by adding one to the number of the previ- ous file ( 0 115). If the current fold[...]

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    154 g Change time zones, set the camera clock , choose the date display order , or turn daylight sa ving time on or off ( 0 18 ). Choose a language for camera messages and displays. Ti me Zone and Date Time zone Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set to the time in the new time zone. Date and time Set the camera clock. Date f orm[...]

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    155 g Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on camera orientation, a llowing th em to be rotated automatic ally during playback or when viewe d in ViewNX 2 or Captur e NX 2 (available separately; 0 158). The following orientations ar e recorded: Camera orientation is not rec orded when Off is selected. Choose this option when p[...]

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    157 n n Te c h n i c a l N o t e s Read this chapter for informat ion on compatible accessories, cleaning and storing the camera, and what to do if a n error mes- sag e is d isp layed or you e ncou nter p robl ems u sin g the came ra. At the time of writing, the following accessories were available for yo ur ca mera . Optional Acc essories Lenses 1[...]

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    158 n Powe r s ou r ce s • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20 ( 0 11–13): Additional EN-EL20 batteries are availabl e from local retailers and Nikon-authorized service representatives . • Battery Charger MH-27 ( 0 11): R echarge EN-EL20 batteries. • Pow er Connector EP-5C, AC Adapter EH-5b : These acc essories can be used to power the came[...]

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    159 n Body caps Body Cap BF-N1000 : The b ody cap keeps the dust shie ld free of dust when a lens is not in place. Tri p od adapters Trip od Adapter T A-N100 : Prev ents large lenses fr om coming into contact with the tripod head when the camera is mounted on a tripod. Attaching the T A-N100 1 Attach the T A-N100 to the camera. After turnin g the c[...]

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    160 n Approv ed Memory C ards The follo wing cards ha ve been tested and appr oved f or use in the camera. Cards with class 6 or faster write speeds are recom- mended for movie rec ording. Recording may end unexpectedly when cards with slower write speeds are used . 1 Check that any ca rd readers or oth er devices wit h which the ca rd will be used[...]

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    161 n Attaching a Po wer Connector and A C Adapter T urn the camera off before attaching an optio nal power connec- tor and AC adapter . 1 Ready the camera. Open the batt ery- chamber ( q ) and power connector ( w ) cov ers. 2 Inser t the EP-5C power connector . B e s u r e t o i n s e r t t h e c o n n e c t o r i n t h e orientation shown, using [...]

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    162 n 4 Connect the AC adapt er . Connect the AC adapter power cable to the AC socket on A C adapter ( e ) and the EP-5C pow er cable to the DC socket ( r ). A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is powered b y the AC adapter and power connector . r e[...]

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    163 n Storage If the camera will no t be used for an extended per iod, remove the battery and store it in a co ol, dry area with the t erminal cov er in place. T o prevent mold or mildew , store the camera in a dr y , well-ventilated area. D o not store your camera with naphtha or camphor moth balls or in locations that: • are poorly ventilated o[...]

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    164 n Do not drop : The product may malfunction if subjected to strong shocks or vibration. Keep dry : This pr oduct is not wat erproof , and may malfunction if immersed in water or exposed to high levels of humidity . Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irr eparable damage. Avoi d sudden changes in tempera ture : Sudden changes in t empera[...]

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    165 n Cleaning : When cleaning the camer a body , use a blow er to gently remove dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. After using the cam- era at the beach or seaside, wipe off any sand or salt using a cloth lightly dampened in pure water an d then dr y the camera thoroughly. Lenses are easily damaged. Dust and lint should be gen[...]

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    166 n Moiré : Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an image containing a regular, repeating grid, such as the pattern of weave in cloth or windows in a building, wi th the camera image sensor grid. In some cases, it may appear in the f orm of lines. If you notice moiré in your photographs, try changing the distance to t[...]

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    167 n • A marked drop in the time a full y charged battery retains its char ge when used at room tempera ture indicates tha t it requires replace ment. Purchase a new EN-EL20 ba ttery. • Charge the ba ttery before use . When taking photographs on impor- tant occasions , ready a spar e EN-EL2 0 batt ery and keep it fully charged. Depending on yo[...]

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    168 n Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, and setup menus may be found on pages 93, 103, and 147, r espectively . Defaults for other settings are listed below . * Not displayed when Auto -a rea is selec ted for AF-area mode . Defaults Option Default Foc u s a re a ( 0 142) Center * Flex ibl e pr ogra m ( 0 108) Off Autoe xpo sure lo[...]

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    169 n The following table shows the number of pictures or amount of movie footage tha t can be stored on a 16 GB T oshiba R95 W80MB/s UHS-I SDHC card at different image quality , size, or movie settings. All figures are approximate; file size varies with the scene record ed. ❚❚ Still Images (Still Image Mode) 1 Maximum number of pic tures that [...]

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    170 n ❚❚ Slow Moti on Movies * Up to f i v e s ec on d s o f sl o w mo tio n f oo tag e ca n be r e c or ded in a si ngl e cl ip . Playback length is a bout 13.2 ( 400 fps ) or 40 ( 1200 fps ) times the recorded length. ❚❚ Sti ll Ima ge s ( Smart Ph ot o Sel ector Mod e) 1 T otal size of all five images recorded with each shot. 2 Image size[...]

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    171 n If the camera fails to func tion as expec ted, check this list of com- mon problems before consulting your retaile r or Nikon repre- sentative . Disp lay T roubleshooting The monitor is off : • The camera is off ( 0 17) or the battery is exhausted ( 0 11, 20). • The monitor has turned off automatically to sav e power ( 0 151). The monitor[...]

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    172 n Shooting (All Exposure Modes) The camera takes time to turn on : Delete files or format the memory card. The shutter-release is disabl ed : • The battery is exhausted ( 0 11, 20). • The me mory card is lo cked ( 0 14) or full ( 0 13, 20). • The flash is charging ( 0 59). • The camera is not in f ocus ( 0 23). • Y ou are currently fi[...]

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    173 n Shooting (P , S, A, a nd M Modes) No photo taken when remote control shutter-release button is pressed : • Replace battery in remote cont rol ( 0 158). • Choose a remote control mode ( 0 53). • The remo te con trol sta ndby tim er h as e xpi red ( 0 1 52). • The remote is not pointed at the c amera or the infr ared rec eiver is not vi[...]

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    174 n Movies Playback Cannot record movies : The mov ie -re cord b utto n ca n not be u sed to record movies in still image, Smart Photo Selec tor , or M otion Snapshot mode ( 0 25, 33, 47). No sou nd is rec orded for movi es : • Microphone off is se le ct ed f or Movie sound options > Mic rop hone ( 0 134). • Live audio is not recorded with[...]

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    175 n Miscellaneous Cannot delete images : • Remove protection from the files before deletion ( 0 96 ). • The memory card is locked ( 0 14). Cannot selec t photos for printing : The memory card is full ( 0 20) or locked ( 0 14) or the photos are in NEF (RA W ) format. T o print NEF (RA W ) pho- tos, transf er the pictures to a computer and use [...]

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    176 n This section lists the error messages that appear in th e display . Error Messages Message Sol utio n 0 Rotate the zoom ring to extend the lens. A lens with a retr actable lens barrel button is attached with the lens barrel retracted. Press the retractable lens barrel button and rotate the zoom ring to exte nd th e lens. 16, 187 Check lens. P[...]

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    177 n Memory card is fu ll. • Y ou may be able to record additional images if you reduce image quality or size. 114 • Delete unwan ted images. 69 • Inser t another memory card. 13, 160 This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged; insert a different card . • Use an approv ed card. 160 • Fo rmat the card . If the problem per- sists[...]

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    178 n Hi • Low er ISO sensitivity. 124 • Choose a faster shutter speed or smaller aper ture (high er f-number). 109, 110, 111 Lo • Raise ISO sensitivit y . 124 • Use the built-in flash. 58 • Choose a slower shutter speed or larger aperture (low er f-number). 109, 110, 111 Photographs cannot be tak en i n shu tte r- priority auto mode at a[...]

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    179 n * See the printer manual for more information. An error has occurred in the internal circuitry. Contact a Nikon -au thor ize d service center . Contact a Nikon-authorized ser vice repres entative. — The ca mera’ s inte rnal temperature is high. The camera will now turn off. W ait for the camera to cool. x vi Memo ry card cont ains no imag[...]

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    180 n Nik on 1 J1 Digital C amera Specifications Typ e Typ e Digital camera with interchangeable lenses Lens mount Nikon 1 mo unt Effecti ve angle of view Appro x. 2.7× lens focal length (Nik on CX format) Effective pixels 10.1 million Image sensor Image sensor 13.2 mm × 8.8 mm CMOS sensor Storage Image size (pixels) Still images (still image and[...]

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    181 n Shooting mod es C still image (3 : 2), y Smart Photo Selector (3 : 2 ), 1 movie (HD 16 : 9, slow motion 8 : 3), z Motion S napsho t (16 : 9) Shutter Typ e Elec tronic shutte r Speed 1 / 16,000 –3 0 s i n s t e p s o f 1 / 3 EV; Bulb ; Ti me (requi res optional ML -L3 remote con trol) Flash sync speed Synchr onizes with shutter at X = 1 / 60[...]

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    182 n Foc u s Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase det ection/contrast- detect AF); AF-assist illumi nator Lens ser vo • Autofocus (AF) : Single AF (AF-S ); continuous AF (AF- C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF- A); full- time AF (AF-F) • Manual focus (MF) AF-area mode Single-point, auto -area, subject track ing Foc u s ar e a • S ingle-point AF :[...]

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    183 n Movie Metering TTL metering using image sensor Metering method • Matrix • Center-wei ghted: Meters 4. 5 mm circle in center of frame • Spot : Meters 2 mm circle center ed on selected focu s a rea Frame size (pix els)/ record ing r ate HD movies • 1,920 × 1,080/60 i (59.94 fields/s * ) • 1,920 × 1,080/30 p (29.97 fps) • 1,280 × [...]

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    184 n • Unless othe rwise stated, al l figures are f or a camera with a fully-charged bat- tery operating at an am bient temperature of 20 °C (68 °F). • Nikon reser ves the ri ght to change the specificati ons of the hardware and software described in this manual at any time and without prior notice. Nikon wi ll not be hel d liable for damage[...]

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    185 n MH-27 batter y charger Rated input AC 100 – 240 V , 50 –60 Hz, 0.2 A Rated output DC 8.4 V /0.6 A Suppor ted batteries N ikon EN-EL20 rechargeable Li-ion batteries Charging time Approx. 2 hours at an ambient temperature of 25 °C/77 °F when no cha rge remains Ope ratin g temp eratur e 0 – 40 °C/+32 – 104 °F Dimensions ( W × H × D[...]

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    186 n Specifications subje ct to change without no tice. Nik on will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. 1 NIKKOR VR 10 – 30 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 Typ e 1 mount lens Focal length 10 – 30 mm Maximum a perture f/3. 5 – 5. 6 Construc tion 12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical el eme[...]

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    187 n ❚❚ The 1 NIKKOR VR 10 – 30 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 1 NIKKOR lenses are exclusively f or Nikon 1 interchangeable lens format digital cameras. The angle of view i s equivalent to a 35 mm format lens with a focal length about 2.7 × longer . They sup- por t normal and active vibration reduction an d vibration reduc- tion off ( 0 136). Use the zoo[...]

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    188 n A Lens Care • When using an optional lens hood, do not pick up or hold the lens or camera using only the hood. • Keep the CPU contac ts clean. • Use a blower to remov e dust and lint from the lens sur faces. T o remove smudges and fingerprints, apply a small amou nt of ethanol or lens cleaner to a soft, clean cotton cloth or lens-cleani[...]

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    189 n ❚❚ Suppor ted Standards • DCF Versi on 2.0 : The Design Rule for Camera F ile Systems (DCF) is a standard widely used in the digital camera industr y to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera. • DPOF : D igital P rint O rder F ormat (D POF) is an industr y-wide standard that allow s pictures to be printed from prin t ord[...]

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    190 n Battery Life The number of shots that can be ta ken with fully- charged batter- ies varies with the condition of the battery , temperatur e, the interval between shots, and the length of time m enus are dis- played. Sample figures for EN -EL20 (1020 mAh) batteries are given below . • Still images: Approximately 230 • Movies: Approximately[...]

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    191 n Symbols C (Still image mode) ....................... 21 y (Smart Photo Selector mode) . 31 1 (Movie mode) ................................ 37 z (Motion Snapshot mode) .......... 45 h (Scene auto sele ctor) ...... 21, 106 c (Po rtrait) ................................... ...... 21 d (Landscape) ................................... 21 e (Close u[...]

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    192 n Brightness .............. .......................... ..127 Buffering ................. ....................... 32, 46 Built-in AF assist ..................... 138, 145 Built-in Flash .. ..................................... 58 Bulb ................................. .....................112 Burst ................................ ..............[...]

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    193 n G Grid display ................. .................. 5, 150 H H.264 ............... ................................. ... 1 83 HD Movies .................................. 37, 116 HDMI ..................................... 84, 85, 189 HDMI device control ..... ................... 85 HDMI-CEC ............................................85 High [...]

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    194 n Prog rammed auto ................. 106, 108 Prot ect ............................ ....................... 96 Q Quick adjust ....................... ...............127 Quick-re sponse remote .................. 53 R Rating ................................... .......... 70, 96 Rear-curtain sync ............. ................. 58 Red-eye reductio[...]

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    195 n W Welc ome screen ............................. 150 White balance .................................. 119 Wind noise r eduction ................... 134 Z Zoom guide ......................................... 22 Zoom ring .................................. 22, 187[...]

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