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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 Cont ents 0 iv s Introduction 0 1 z Auto Ph o to M o de 0 21 6 Creati ve Mode 0 27 8 Smart Photo S elector Mode 0 35 y Movie Mode 0 41 9 Motion Snapshot Mode 0 49 7 A vailable Settings 0 53 t More on Photograph y 0 57 I More on Playback 0 67 Q Con n ec ti o ns 0 79 o The P lay ba ck Me nu 0 97 i [...]

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    ii Getting the Most from Y our C amera T ake pictures or movies in any of five modes . Choose q z Motion Snapshot mode ( 0 49) to recor d both photographs and brief movie vignettes, w y Smart Photo Selector mode ( 0 35) to capture fleeting changes of expression and other hard-to-time shots, e C auto photo mode ( 0 21) to sim- plify photography b y [...]

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    iii Acc essories Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variet y of inter- changeable len ses and oth er access ories ( 0 165). Le ns e s Remote cont rols Software for Nikon digital cam era s (available on CD) Mount adapter Vi ew shor t movies in high definition. q Tr a n s f e r shor t movies to the camera ( 0 87) and use an HDMI cable to w[...]

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    iv Getting the Most from Your Camera .............. ............... ............ ii Accessories .............................................................................................. iii For Your Safety.... .............. .............. .................. .............. .............. . x Notices .......... .............. ........... ......[...]

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    v P, S, A, M .................................................................................................. 30 Backlighting ........................................................................................... 31 Easy Panorama...................................................................................... 32 Smart Photo Selector Mod[...]

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    vi Deleting Pictures ................. .............. ............ .............. ........... ..... 73 Deleting the Current Picture .................. .......................................... 73 The Playback Menu ............................................................................. 73 Rating Pictures ............. .............. .........[...]

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    vii The Shooting Menu .... ............. ............. ............... .......... 107 Reset Shooting O ptions . .............. ............ .............. ........... ....... 109 Exposure Mode ................ ............ .............. ........... .............. ....... 1 10 P Programmed Auto ......................................................[...]

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    viii Vibration Reducti on ...... ............ .............. ........... ............... ....... 143 Focus Mode.... ............ .............. ........... ............... ........... ............. 144 Manual Focus............................................... ....................................... 147 AF-Area Mode .. ............ .............. [...]

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    ix Technical Notes .................... ............. ............. ............. .. 165 Optional Acces sories . ........... .............. ............ .............. ........... . 165 Approved Memory Cards................................................................ 168 Approved Eye-Fi Cards ....................................................[...]

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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 contac t with the camera, battery , or charger f or ex tended perio ds while the devices are on or in use. Par t s o f the device become hot. 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 obs[...]

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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 J2 digital camer a EN-EL20 rechar geable Li-ion battery (with terminal c over) MH-27 battery charger (AC wa ll adapter or power cable supplied in countries or regions wher e r equired; shap[...]

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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 ...... ............... .... 42 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 ............... .......... 62 2 Memor y card access lamp ...... ... 15, 23 3 & (feature) button ................... .......... 10 4 W (playback zoom/thumbnail) control ........... .......... 25, 47, 70, 72 , 148 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 31 33 32 29 27 28 26 30 16 12 13 14 15 17 19 25 20 21 23 22 24 18 1 Shooting mode ......... .............. ........... ... 6 2 Exposure mode ............ ........... ... 30, 110 Scene ....... .............. ........... .............. 22, 28 3 Flexible program indi[...]

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    5 s The $ (Display) Button ❚❚ Shooting ❚❚ Play back Press $ to c ycle through shootin g ( 0 4) and playback ( 0 67) 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 m[...]

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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 49 ): 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 Selecor The multi selector and J button are u s e d t o a d j u s t s e t t i n g s a n d n a v i g a t e t h e camera menus. Note : Y ou can also highli ght items by rotating the multi selector . Sett ing s: A Lock exp os ure ( 0 125) and/or focus ( 0 150). Menu navigation: 1 Move cu rsor up . Multi sele ctor Sett ing s: E Vie w se l[...]

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    8 s The G Button Most shooting , play back, and setup options can be accessed from the camera menus. T o view the menus, press the G button. G button Ta b s Choose from t he following menus: K Playback m enu ( 0 97) B Setu p me nu ( 0 15 5) C y 1 w z Shooting menu ( 0 107) Menu options Options in current menu. Slider shows position in current menu.[...]

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    9 s ❚❚ Using the Me nus 1 Press 1 or 3 to select the ta b then press 2 to d isp lay m enu items . 2 Highlight menu item and pr ess 2 to displa y options . 3 Highlight desired option and press J to selec t. Use the multi selector to navigate the menus ( 0 7). Multi sele ctor A Using the Menus The items list ed may vary with camera settings. Item[...]

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    10 s The & (Featu re) Button • Scen e (crea tive mode) : Choose from P , S , A , M , Night landscape ( j ), Night por trait ( o ), Back lighting ( m ), Easy panorama ( p ), Soft ( q ), Miniature effe ct ( r ), and S elective color ( s ). • Movie mode (mo vie recording ; 0 44) : Choose from h igh- d efini- tion ( HD movie ) and slow-motion ([...]

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    11 s 1 Attach the camera strap . Attach the strap securely to the two camera eyelets . 2 Charge the battery. Inser t the battery q and plug the charger in w . An exhausted battery fully charges in about two hours. Unplug the char ger 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 173– 176 of this m anual . Do not use the bat tery at a mbient temperatu res below 0 ° C (32 °F) or above 40 °C (104 °F); failure to observe this pre - caution could damage the batter y or impair its per formance. Capacity may be reduced and char gi[...]

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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 Insertin g and Removing Batteries and Memor y 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 i[...]

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    15 s A Removing Batt eries and Memory Cards After turning the camera off , confirm that the memory card access lamp ( 0 3) is of f and open the battery- chamber/memor y card slot cover . T o remove the battery, first release it by pressing the orange battery latch in the direction shown by the ar row and then remove the battery by hand. T o remove [...]

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    16 s 4 Att ac h a len s. Be careful to prevent dust from entering the camera when the lens or body cap is remov ed. The lens generally used in this manual for illustra tive purpos es is a 1 NI KKOR VR 10–30m m f/3.5–5.6. See page 143 for information on vibra tion reduc- tion ( VR), page 197 for information on detaching lenses . A Lenses with Re[...]

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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. Be sure to remo ve the lens cap before shooting. 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 fo[...]

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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 9) to choose a language and set the camera cloc k. Photos can not be taken until y ou have set the time and dat e. Press 1 or 3 to highlight language and press J . Press 4 or 2 t[...]

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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 memor y 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 ca rd at current settings (values o ver 1000 are rounded down to the nearest hun[...]

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    21 z z Auto Photo Mode Auto photo mode is the mode generally used for taking pho tos. 1 Select auto phot o mode. 2 Ready the camera. T aking Photos in Auto Photo Mode Rotate the mode dial to C . Hold the camera securely with both hands, bei ng carefu l not to obstru ct the lens, AF-assist illumin ator , or microphone . Rotate the camera as shown a [...]

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    22 z 3 Fr ame the photog raph. Position your subject in the center of the frame. A The Shutter-Release Button The camera has a tw o-stage shutter-releas e button. T he camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway . T o take the photograph, pr ess the shutter-r elease button the rest of the w ay down. Focu s : Press halfway Shoo[...]

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    23 z 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 subject is moving). I f [...]

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    24 z A Usin g a Z oom Len s Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subjec t so that it fills a larger area of the frame, or zoom out to in crease the ar ea visible in the final photograph (select longer focal lengths on the lens focal length scale to zoom in, shorter focal lengths to zoom out). Zoom in Zoom out Zoom ring If you are using an optional l[...]

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    25 z T o end playback and retur n to shooting mode, press the shutter- release button halfway . V iewing Photographs Pres s K to displ ay your most recent p ho- tograph full frame in the monito r (full- frame playback). K button Pres s 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to view additional pic tures. T o zoom in on the center of the cur rent image,[...]

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    26 z Delet ing Pictur es T o delete the current picture, press O . Note that once deleted, pic- tures can not be reco vered . 1 Displa y the photog raph. Display the p hotograph you wish to delete as des cribed on the preceding page. 2 Press O . 3 Delete the photo graph. A confirmation dialog will be di s- played. O button Pre ss O again to delete [...]

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    27 6 6 Creativ e Mode Choose creative mode when to take photos us ing special effects, match settings to the sc ene, or shoot in exposur e modes P , S , A , or M . 1 Select cre ativ e m ode. 2 Choose a scene. Choosing a Creativ e Mode Rotate the mode dial to w . Pres s th e & button and highlight a scene using the multi selector ( 0 28). & [...]

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    28 6 Creative mode off ers a choice of the follo wing scenes: Choosing a Scene Option Descr iption P , S, A, M Control the full range of camera settings and choose how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture ( 0 30). Night landscape ( j ) Each time the shutter- release butt on is fully pressed , the camera takes a ser ies of shots and comb ines [...]

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    29 6 Note that movies can not be recorded in creativ e mode and that pressing the movie-record button has no eff ect. Soft ( q ) Shoot photographs with a soft filter ef fect. T o c hoose the amount of softening, press J when the view through the lens is dis- played, h ighlight an option using the multi selector , and press J to sel ect . Miniature [...]

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    30 6 P , S, A, M P , S , A , M mode lets you choose the exposur e mode, which c on- trols ho w the camera sets shutter speed and aper ture . ❚❚ Exposure Mode T o choose the exposure mode, pr ess the G button, highlight Exposure mode ( 0 110) in the shooting menu ( 0 107), and press 2 to display the options below, then highlight an option and pr[...]

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    31 6 Backlighting The method used to ca pture details in shaded areas of back-lit subjects depends on the option selec ted f or HDR in the shoot- ing men u ( 0 107). On Details in highlights and shadow s are preser ved using HDR (high dynamic range); Z appears in the display. Each time the shutter- release button is fully pre ssed, the camera takes[...]

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    32 6 Easy Panora ma Follow the steps below to shoot panoramas. During shooting, the camera focuses using auto-area AF ( 0 149); face-pr iority AF ( 0 24) is not available. Exposure compensation ( 0 60) can be used, but the built-in flash will not fire. 1 Set foc us an d exp osu re. Fr ame the star t of the pan- orama and press the shut- ter-rel eas[...]

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    33 6 An example of how to pan the camera is shown below. W ith- out changing your position, pan the camera in a steady curve either horiz ontally or vertically . Time the pan accor ding to the option selected for Image size in the shooting menu: about 15 seconds are needed to complete the pan when A Normal panorama is selected, about 30 second s wh[...]

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    34 6 ❚❚ Viewing P anoramas Pa noramas can be viewed b y pressing J w h e n a p a n o r a m a i s displayed full frame ( 0 25). The star t of the panorama will be display ed with the smallest d imension filling the displ ay and the camera will then scroll through the picture in the original pan direction. The following operations can be performe[...]

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    35 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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    36 8 2 Fr ame the photog raph. 3 Begin buffering photographs. 4 Shoot. Smoothly pr ess the shutt er-release button the r est of the way down. The camera will c ompare shots rec orded to the buffer both before and af ter the shutter-r elease button was pr essed, and selec t five to copy to the memor y card. Note that some time may be required . The [...]

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    37 8 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. A Smar t Photo Selector Mode The camera automatically chooses a scene mode appropria te to the subject. Movies can not be recorded , and pressing the mo vie-record bu[...]

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    38 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 25; 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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    39 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 exi t wi th- out deleting the pic tures. Note that once deleted, pictures c an not be recovered . A Deleting Individual Photogr[...]

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    41 y y Movie Mode Choose movie m ode to shoot h igh- d efinition (HD) or slow- motion ( 0 45) 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 . HD Movies Rotate the mode dial to 1 . An HD movie crop with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 will appear in the displa[...]

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    42 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 the movie-record button again to end recordin g. Recordi ng will en d automatically when the maximum length is reached ( 0[...]

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    43 y ❚❚ T aking Phot ographs During 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. A T aking Photographs During Movie Recording Up to 15 photog raphs can be take n with each movie [...]

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    44 y ❚❚ Choos ing the Movie Type T o choose betw een high definition an d slow moti on recording, pre ss & and use the multi selector and J button to choose from the following options: • HD movie : Recor d movies in HD . • Slow mo tio n : Record slow-motion movies ( 0 45). D Recording Movies Flicker , banding, or distortion may be visib[...]

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    45 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 slow-moti on mode. 3 Fr ame the op ening shot . Slow M otio n Rotate the mode dial to 1 . Pres s the & button and use the multi selector and J button t o select Slow motion . A slow-motion movie crop w[...]

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    46 y 4 Star t re cording. 5 End re cordin g. Press the movie-record button again to end recordin g. Recordi ng will en d automatically when the maximum length is reached, the memory card is full, another mode is selected, the lens is remov ed, or the camera becomes hot ( 0 xvi). Press the mo vie -record button to begi n rec ordin g. A re cordi ng i[...]

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    47 y Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback ( 0 25). Pres s J to star t playback. The following operations can be performed: V iewing Mo vies 1 icon/L ength Movie playback indic ator/ Current position/ total length Guide Volume To Use Description Pause Pause pl ayback. Play J Resume playback when the mo vie is paused or during rewi[...]

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    48 y Delet ing Mov ies T o delete the current movie , press O . A confirmation dialog will be displayed; press O again to delete the mo vie and return to playback, or press K to exi t without deleting the movie . Note that once deleted, movies c an not be recov ered . A See Also See page 104 f or info rmation on trimmi ng unwanted f ootage from mov[...]

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    49 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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    50 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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    51 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, press & and use the multi selector and J button to choose from Beaut y , Wav e s , Relaxati[...]

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    52 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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    53 7 7 Av ailable Settings The following table lists the setting s that can be adjusted in each mode . ❚❚ C Auto Ph oto , y Smar t Photo Se lector, 1 Movie , and z Motion Snap- shot Modes C y 1 z P S A M h P S A M Shooting menu Exposure mode 1 —— ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔✔✔✔ ✔ Image qua lity ✔✔ — — — — ———— — Image s[...]

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    54 7 1 Scene auto selector is available only i n Motion Sn apshot mode. 2 RA W images fixed at 3872 × 2592. 3 Electronic (Hi) is n ot available. 4 Slow motion selected in movie mode. 5 HD movie selected in movie mode. 6 VR lenses only. Oth er s et ti ng s Foc u s a re a s e le c t i o n — — ✔ 5 ✔ 5 ✔ 5 ✔ 5 — ✔✔✔ ✔ Flex ibl e [...]

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    55 7 ❚❚ w Creat ive Mode In the table below , creative modes are r epresented by the following icons: j night landscape , o night portra it, m backlighting, p easy pan orama , q soft, r miniature effect, and s selective color . P , S, A, M j o m p q r s P S A M Shooting menu Exposure mode ✔✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ——————— Image qua lit[...]

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    56 7 1 P Programmed auto is selected automatically when Electronic (Hi) is selected for Con ti nu ou s . 2 NEF (RA W) and NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine not available. 3 RA W images fixed at 3872 × 2592. 4 Not available when Elec tronic (Hi) is selected for Conti nu ou s . 5 VR lenses only. 6 Not available if a frame rate of 10 fps is chosen when Elec tron[...]

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    57 t t More on Photograph y The self-timer and optional ML-L3 r emote contr ol ( 0 166) 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 Display self -timer options. Self- T imer and Remote[...]

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    58 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 flash and a beep will begin to sound. T wo seconds bef ore the photo is taken, the lamp will st op flashing and the [...]

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    59 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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    60 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 brighter while negativ e values make it darker . 1 Displa y exposur [...]

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    61 t A Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is most eff ective when used with center- weighted or spot metering ( 0 124). 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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    62 t T o use the flash, raise it by sliding the flash pop -up control. Charging begins when the flash is raised; once charging is complete, a flash-ready indicat or ( I ) will be displayed when the shutter-r elease button is pressed halfway. T he following flash modes are available; choose a flash mode as d escribe d on the follow ing page. The Bui[...]

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    63 t Choosing a Flash Mode 1 Display 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 shooting or exposure mode. 2 Select a flash mode. Auto p hoto , Night portrait , Backlighting *, Soft , Minia tur e effect , and Selectiv e col or shooting modes Exposure modes P and A [...]

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    64 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 auto photo mode and w hen P , S , A , M ,[...]

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    65 t A Aperture, Sensitivity, and Flash Range Flash range varies with sensitivity (ISO equivalency) and aper ture. With the standard zoom lens at maximum aperture and ISO sensitivity set to ISO 100 to 3200, the range is approximately 0.6 m–5.0 m (2 ft–16 ft) when the lens is zoomed all the way out, 0.6 m–3.0 m (2 ft–9.8 ft) at maximum zoom.[...]

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    67 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 25). Press the $ button to cycle through simple photo information, detailed photo information ( 0 68), and no photo information. $ button Still images Movies 1 2 3 9 10 8 7 5 4 6 2 12 11 13 1 [...]

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    68 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 16 3 1 Shooting mode ................ ............... ...... 6 2 Frame number/total number of images 3 Protect status ............ .............. ........... 100 4 Camera n[...]

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    69 I A Histograms ( 0 68) 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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    70 I The following operations can be performed: Thumbnail Pl ayback T o view pictures in “ contact sheets” of four , nine, or 72 images, press W down when a picture is displa yed full fr ame. W contro l 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 ima[...]

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    71 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 70). W control 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 highlig[...]

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    72 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 contro l 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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    73 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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    74 I Rate pic tures or mark them as candidates for later deletion ( 0 73). The Slide show optio n in the playback menu can be used to display only pictures wi th a selected rating or ratings ( 0 75). 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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    75 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 imag es on the memor y card. Still images Dis play still im[...]

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    76 I 2 Adjust display times and choos e a background track. Adjust the following options: Frame interval Choose how long each still image is disp layed . Movie pla yback time Choose how much of each movie is played back before the next slide is dis played . Choose Same as frame interval to display the nex t slide after the time selected for F rame [...]

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    77 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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    79 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 81. 1 Start the computer and inser t the installer ViewNX 2/ Short Movie Cre ator C D . 2 Select a language. If [...]

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    80 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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    81 Q System R equirements The system requir ements for the V iewNX 2 are: Windows CPU • Photos/JPEG movies : Intel C elero n, Pen tium 4, or C ore series, 1.6 GHz or better • H.264 movies (pla yback) : 3.0 GHz or better Pentium D • H.264 movies (editing ) : 2.6 GH z or better Core 2 Duo OS Pre-installed versions of Window s 7 Home Basic/Home [...]

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    82 Q The system requir ements for the Short Movie Creator are: If your system does not meet the abov e requiremen ts, only ViewNX 2 will be installed ( 0 81). Windows CPU 2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better OS Pre-installed versions o f Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Pre- miu m/Profe ssio nal /Ent erpr ise /Ul tima te ( Ser vice P ack 1 ), Win- dows V ista[...]

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    83 Q T ransferring Pic tures 1 Choose how pictures will be copi ed to the com puter . 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 an[...]

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    84 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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    85 Q ❚❚ Retouchin g 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 footage , and photos, including those taken in auto photo, creativ [...]

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    86 Q Creating Shor t Movies Use the supplied Short Movie Creator soft ware to cr eate movies combining photograph s with Motion Snapshots, movies, and music. 1 T ransfer pic tures. T ransf er pictures as described on page 83. 2 Select c ompon ents . Sele ct pi ctur es in V iewNX 2. 3 Star t Shor t Movie Cre ator . The images selected in Step 2 will[...]

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    87 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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    88 Q Connect the camera to a television for playback. 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 cable.[...]

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    89 Q ❚❚ HDMI Device Control T o control the camera remotely from a device that sup ports HDMI-CEC ( H igh- D efinition M ultimedia I nter face – C onsumer E lectronics C ontrol) , select On for HDMI device control in the camera setup menu. The HDMI- CEC device will display a remote control guide and the remote c ontrol can be used in place of[...]

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    90 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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    91 Q Printing Pictures One 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 72; press W down to exit zoom). T o view nine 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 to [...]

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    92 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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    93 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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    94 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 95; 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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    95 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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    96 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[...]

  • Page 117

    97 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 Option Descr iption Default 0 Delete Delete multi ple images. — 73 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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    98 o D-Lighting Brighten shadows in dark or back-lit photos, creating a retou ched copy that is saved separa tely from the unmodified original. —1 0 1 Resize Create small c opies of select- ed pictures. Choose size: 1.1 M 102 Crop Create cropped copies of se- lected pictures. —1 0 3 Edit movi e Create co pies of movies from which unwanted foota[...]

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    99 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 73) • DPOF print or der > Selec t/set ( 0 96) • Pr[...]

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    100 o 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 option does NOT protec[...]

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    101 o Applied to selected ima ges, D-Lighting creates copies that have been processed to brighten shadows. Use to retouch dark or backli t photographs. D-Lighting is not available with pa nora- mas. Pres s 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight an image ( 0 99) and pr ess J to display the options shown at right. Press 1 or 3 to choose the[...]

  • Page 122

    102 o Create small copies of selected photo- graphs. Sele ct Choose size and choose a size from 1.1 M , 0.6 M , and 0.3 M , and then choose Select images . Press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures ( 0 99) and pr ess 1 or 3 to select or deselect. When the selection is co mplete , press J to display a confirmation dialog and se[...]

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    103 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 99) 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 t o choose the crop siz e. C[...]

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    104 o 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 movie ( 0 99) and press J[...]

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    105 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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    107 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 , w , or z ). The shooting menu contai ns the following options: G button Option Description Default 0 Reset shooting options Reset shooting options to def ault value s. — 109 Exposur e mode Choose how the camera sets shu tter spe ed [...]

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    108 i White balance Adjust settings for dif- ferent types of lighting. Aut o 126 ISO sensitivity Co ntrol the came ra’ s sensitivity to light. Auto (100–3200 ) 131 Picture Control Choose how the camera processes pictures . Standard 132 Custom Picture Control Create custom P icture Controls. —1 3 6 Color space Choose a color space for new pict[...]

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    109 i 1 V aries with lens ( 0 143). 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 opti[...]

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    110 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 selec tor An automatic, “point-and-shoot” mod e in which the camera not only chooses shutter s peed and apertu re but adjusts othe r settings to suit the subject (automatic scene selection; 0 22). P Programm[...]

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    111 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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    112 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. ❚❚ Choosin g a Combination of Shut ter Speed [...]

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    113 i S Shutter-Pr iorit 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 subjec ts, fast shutter speeds to “freeze” motion. ❚❚ Choosing a Sh utter Speed Press W up for fas[...]

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    114 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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    115 i M Manual In manual exposure mode, you contr ol both shutter speed and aperture . ❚❚ Choosing Shutt er Speed an d Aperture Adjust shutter speed and aperture with reference to th e exposure in dicator (se e below). Shutter speed is set by pressing W up for faster speeds and down f or slower speeds: choose from values between 30 s and 1 / 16[...]

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    116 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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    117 i 2 Choose a shutter speed. Press W down until “Bulb ” is selected for shutter speed. F or a shutter speed of “ Time ” , select a remote contr ol mode ( 0 57) after choosing the shut- ter speed. 3 Open the sh utter . Bulb : After focusing , press the shutter-r elease button all the way down. Keep the shutter-release butt on pressed unti[...]

  • Page 138

    118 i Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs taken in auto photo , creative, and Smart Photo Selector modes. Image Quality Option File t ype Description NEF (RAW) NEF Compresse d 12-bit raw data fr om the image sensor are s ave d dir ectly t o the me mory card . White ba l- ance, contr ast, and other settings can be adjusted on [...]

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    119 i Choose the size of photographs take n in auto photo, cr eative, and Smar t Photo Selector modes. ❚❚ Standard Photographs The fo llowing options are available in auto photo a nd Smart Photo Selec tor modes and when an option other than Easy pan- orama is selected in creativ e mode. ❚❚ Panoramas The following options are a vailable when[...]

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    120 i A NEF (RAW )/NEF (RAW ) + JPE G The option selected fo r image size does not affect 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 ; 0 166) or ViewNX 2 (supplied). When photogra phs taken at NEF (RA W ) + JPEG are viewed on the cam- era, on ly the J[...]

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    121 i Choose from the following options . Con t i n u o us 8 Single frame The camera takes o ne photograph each time the shutter-release butt on is pressed. s Continuous The ca mera takes photos at up to 5 frames per sec- ond wh ile the shutt er-r ele ase button is held do wn. r Electronic (Hi) The camera records photographs at h igh rates while th[...]

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    122 i A Buffer Size The camera is equipped with a memor y buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photogr aphs 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 appr oximate n umber of imag[...]

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    123 i Choose a frame rate for slow motion movies ( 0 45). The faster the frame rate , the smaller the frame siz e. * 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 for HD movies ( 0 41). * Sensor output is about 60 fps[...]

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    124 i Choose how the camera sets exposure . Note that this setting is not available in auto photo or Smar t Photo Selector mode, when Scene auto selector is selected in Motion Snapshot mode, or when creative modes other than P , S , A , M are selected; in these modes, metering is automatically adjusted to suit the scene. Metering L Matr ix The came[...]

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    125 i Autoexposure L ock Exposure lock is used to recompose photographs after metering exposure. It is most effective when used with center-w eighted or spot metering ( 0 124) to fram e off-center subjects that are much brighter or darker than their surroundings or to optimize exposure for an object other than your main subject. 1 Meter exposu re. [...]

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    126 i White balance ensures that colors are unaff ected by the color of the light source . Auto white balance is r ecommended for most light sources, but other values can be selec ted if necessar y according t o the type of source . Note that this setting is not availa ble in auto photo or Smart Photo Sel ector mode , when Scene auto selector is se[...]

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    127 i Fine- T uning White Balance Options ot her than Pr eset manual can be fine-tuned as follows: 1 Display fine -t uning options. Highlight an option other than Preset manual and press 2 to display the fine -tuning options shown at right. 2 Fine-tune white balance. Use the multi selector to fine-tune white bala nce. 3 Sav e cha nges an d ex it. P[...]

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    128 i Preset Manual Preset manual is used to r ecord and recall custom white balance settings for shooting under mix ed lighting or to compensa te for light sources with a strong color cast. 1 Light a ref erence object. Place a neutral gray o r white objec t under the l ighting that will be used in the final pho togra ph. A standard gray pa nel can[...]

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    129 i 3 Measur e whit e balanc e. When the camera is ready to measur e white balance , a flashing L will be displayed. Bef ore the indicator stops flashing, frame the ref erence object so that it fills the display and press the shutter-release button all the way down. No photograph will be recorded; white balance can be mea- sured accurat ely even [...]

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    130 i D Auto Pow er Off White balance measur ement will end without a new value being acquired if no operations are pe rformed for the time selec ted for Auto powe r off in the setup menu ( 0 159; the default is 30 s). D Preset White Balance The camera ca n store only one va lue for preset white b alance at a time; the existing v alue will be repl [...]

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    131 i “ISO sensitivity ” is the digi tal equivalent of film speed. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure, allowing faster shutter speeds or smaller aper tures, but the more likely the image is to be affected by “noise ” in the form of ran- domly-spaced bright pixels, fog, or line s. Noise is par ticularly lik[...]

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    132 i Choose how the camera processes photographs. Note that this setting is not availa ble in auto photo or Smar t Photo Selec tor mode, when Scene auto selector i s s e l e c t e d i n M o t i o n S n a p - shot mode, or when creative modes other than P , S , A , M a r e selected; in these modes, the camera automatically selects a Pic- ture Contr[...]

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    133 i 2 Adjus t set tin gs. Pres s 1 or 3 to highlight the desire d setting and press 4 or 2 t o c h o o s e a value. Repeat this step until all set- tings have been adjusted , or select Quick adjust ( 0 134) to choose a preset combination of set- tings. Defaul t settings can be restored by pressing the O but- ton. 3 Sav e cha nges an d ex it. Pres[...]

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    134 i ❚❚ Picture Control Setti ngs * Not available if Active D-Lighting ( 0 139) is on; reset if Act ive D-Lighting is activated after value is changed. Quic k a dju st Choose from options between –2 and +2 t o r ed u c e o r exaggerate the effect of the selected P icture Con trol (note that this resets all manual adjustments). For example, c[...]

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    135 i D “ A” (Auto) Results for auto sharpening, contrast, and saturation vary with expo- sure and the position of the subject in the frame. A The Picture Control Grid Press ing W up in Step 2 displa ys a P icture Control grid showing the contra st and satu- ration for the se lected Picture C ontrol in r ela- tion to the other Picture Controls [...]

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    136 i The Picture Controls supplied with the camera can be modified and saved as custom Picture Controls. Edit/S ave T o create a custom Picture Control , select Edit/save and f ollow the steps below . 1 Select a Pictur e C on tro l. Highlight an e xisting Pi cture Con trol and press 2 , or press J to proceed to Step 3 to save a copy of the high- l[...]

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    137 i Load from/Save to C ard Custom Picture C ontrols cr eated using the Picture Contr ol Utility available with ViewNX 2 or optio nal soft ware such as C a p t u r e N X 2 c a n b e c o p i e d t o a m e m o ry c a r d a n d l o a d e d i n t o the camera, or custom Picture Contr ols created with the camera can be copied to the memor y card to be[...]

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    138 i The color space determines the gamut of colors available for color reproduction. Choose sRGB for photos that will be used “ as is, ” with no fur ther modification, Ado be RGB for photos that will be extensi vely processed or retouched after leaving the camera. Note that r egardless of the option selected, sRGB is used for movies and Motio[...]

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    139 i Active D-Ligh ting preserves details in highligh ts and shadow s for natural contrast. Use with hi gh contrast scenes such as a brightly lit outdoor view framed in a door or wi ndow or a sub- jects in the shade on a sunny day . I t is most effective when used with Matrix met ering ( 0 124). Active D-Lighting Active D-Lighting: Of f Act ive D-[...]

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    140 i Photographs taken at slow shutter speeds are automatically pro- cessed to reduce “ noise” (bright spots , randomly-spaced bright pixels, or f og), slightly increasing record ing times. Selecting On increases the amount of noise reduction performed at shutter speeds slower than 1 s and increases the time requir ed to recor d images by roug[...]

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    141 i Adjust movie sound reco rding settings for the built-in micro- phone . ❚❚ Micropho ne Sele ct Microphone off to disable sound recor ding. Selec ting any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to the selected sensitivity. ❚❚ Wind Noise Reduction Select On to enable the low-cut filter , reducing noise produced by wind bl[...]

  • Page 162

    142 i T ake photographs automatic ally at preset intervals. 1 Select Interval / Number of shots . Highlig ht Interval / Number of shots and press 2 to display interval timer options. 2 Adjust settings . Pre ss 4 or 2 to highlight ho urs, min- utes, or seconds and pr ess 1 or 3 to choose an interval longer than the slowest an ticipated shutt er spee[...]

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    143 i This option is a vailabl e with 1 NIKK OR lenses th at support vibra - tion reduction ( VR). The options available var y with the type of lens: Normal / Acti ve / Off for l ens es t hat s upp or t ac tive vibr ati on reduct ion and On / Off f or other VR lenses. Choose Ac t ive , Nor- mal , or On to r educe the effects of vibration; choose Ac[...]

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    144 i Choose how the camera focuses. * Shutter can only be r eleased i f camera is able t o focus . Fo c us M o d e AF-A Auto-select AF : The camer a automaticall y selects AF-S if the subject is stationar y , AF-C if it is moving. AF-S Single AF : F or stationary subjects. F o cus lock s when the shutter- release button is pressed halfway . * AF-C[...]

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    145 i A The AF-Assist Illuminator If the subject is poorly lit, the AF-assist illumi- nator w ill light automa tical ly to ass ist th e autofocus operation when the shutter- release button is pressed hal fway . The AF- assist illuminator is available in all modes except movie mode and lights only if: • AF-S i s se l e ct e d f o r f o c us m o de[...]

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    146 i A Getting Good Results with Autofocus Autofo cus does not per form well under the c onditions listed below. The shutter r elease may be disabl ed if the camera is unable to focus under these conditions, or the focus area may be displayed in green and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be r eleased even when the subject is no[...]

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    147 i Manual F ocus Manual focus can be used when autofocus do es not produce the desired results. 1 Highlight Manual fo cus . 2 Display the manual focus guides. Press 1 or 3 to highlight Manual focus ( 0 144). Press J to magnify the view at the center of the frame and displa y man- ual focus guides.[...]

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    148 i 3 Focus . Rotate the multi selector until th e sub- ject is in focus. Rotate the multi selec- tor clockwise to in crease the f ocus distance , counter clockwise to decrease; the faster you r otate the multi selector , the quicker the f ocus distance changes. The focus indicator shows the approximate focus dis- tance. P ress J when the subject[...]

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    149 i Choose how the focus ar ea for autofocus is selected. AF-Ar ea Mode e Auto- area The camera automatically detects the subject and selects the focus ar ea. c Single- point Press J to view the focus area selection display , then use the multi selector to position the focus area ov er your subject and press J ; the camera focuses on the subject [...]

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    150 i Focus L ock Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing on the subject in the center of the frame, allo wing you to focus on a subject that w ill not be in the center of the final composi- tion. If the camera is unable to focus using au tofocus ( 0 146), you can also focus on another subjec t at the same dis tance and then[...]

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    151 i 2 Lock focus. With the shutter -release butt on pressed halfway , press 1 ( A ) to lock both focus and expo sure (an AE- L/AF-L indicator will be displa yed; 0 125). Focus will remain locked while 1 ( A ) is pressed, ev en if you la ter remo ve your finger from the shutter-release button. 3 Recompose the photograph and sh oot. Fo cus will rem[...]

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    152 i Choose On to enable fac e-priorit y AF ( 0 24). When On is selected and a mode other than movie mode is selected, the built-in AF-assist illuminator will light to illumi- nate poorly-lit subjects if : • AF-S is se lec te d for focu s mo de ( 0 144) or single AF is selected in AF-A , and • Aut o -ar ea is selec ted for AF-area mode ( 0 149[...]

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    153 i Flash compensation alters flash output from the le vel suggested by the camera, changing the brightness of the main subject rel- ative to th e backgro und. Choose from values betwe en –3 EV (darker) and +1 EV (brigh ter) i n increments of 1 / 3 EV; in general , positive values make the subject brighter while negative values make it darker .[...]

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    155 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 Option Description Default 0 Reset setup options Reset setup menu options to def aul t valu es. — 157 Forma t memory car d For ma t t h e m em o r y ca r d. — 157 Slot emp ty releas e lock Allo[...]

  • Page 176

    156 g Auto power off Choose the auto power off de lay . 30 s 159 Remote on duration Choose how long the camera waits for a signal from a re mote c ont rol. 5m i n 1 6 0 Assign AE/AF-L button Choose the r ole playe d by the 1 ( A ) button. AE/AF l ock 160 Shutter button AE lock Choose whether expo- sure locks when the shutter-rel ease button is pres[...]

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    157 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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    158 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[...]

  • Page 179

    159 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 r eleased, or remove the check from this item to mut[...]

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    160 g Choose how long the camera will remain active while waiting for a signal fr om the remote control ( 0 57). 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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    161 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 ( 0 120). If the current fold[...]

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    162 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 orma[...]

  • Page 183

    163 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; 0 166). 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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    164 g Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image proces- sors if you notice une xpected bright spots in your pictures (note that the camera comes with the sensor and processors already optimized). Before per forming pix el mapping as described below , check that the battery is fully charged. 1 Att ach a lens and lens ca p . T urn the came[...]

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    165 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 Ac cessories Lenses 1[...]

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    166 n Powe r s ou r ce s • Rechargeable Li-ion Batter y EN-E L20 ( 0 11–13): Additional EN-EL20 batteries are available from l ocal 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 accessories can be used to power the cam[...]

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    167 n Body caps Bo dy Cap BF-N1000 : The body cap keeps the dust shield free of dust when a lens is not in place. Tr ip o d 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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    168 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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    169 n Approv ed E ye- F i Ca rds When inser ted in the camera, Eye- F i cards can be used to upload photogr aphs to a preselected destination. As of May 2012, th e c a m e ra s u p p o r t s 8 G B Pr o X 2 S D H C c ar d s . E ye - Fi c a r d s a re f o r u s e only in the countr y o f purchas e in acco rdance w ith lo cal regu la- tions. E ye-Fi c[...]

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    170 n Attaching a Pow er Connector and A C Adapter T urn the camera off before attaching an option al power connec- tor and AC adapter . 1 Ready the camera. Open the battery-chamber and power connector cov ers. 2 Inser t the EP-5C po wer connector . Be sure to insert the connec tor in the orientation shown, using the connec- tor to keep the orange [...]

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    171 n 4 Connect the AC adapter . Connect the AC adapter power cable to the A C socket on AC adapter ( e ) and the EP-5C power cable to the DC socket ( r ). A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is powered by the AC adapter and po wer connector . r e[...]

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    172 n Stora ge If the camera will not be used for an extended pe riod, r emov e the battery and store it in a c ool, dry area with the terminal co ver in place. T o prevent mold or mildew , store the camera in a dry, well-ven tilated area. Do not store your camera with naph tha or camphor moth balls or in locations that: • are poorly ventilated o[...]

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    173 n Do not drop : The product may malfunction if subjec ted to strong shocks or vibr ation. Keep dry : This pr oduct is not wat erproof , and may malfunction if immersed in wate r or exposed to hig h levels of humidity. Rusting of the internal mechanism can cause irrepar able damage. Avoid sudden changes in temperature : Sudden changes in temper [...]

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    174 n Cleaning : When cleaning the c amera body , use a blo wer to gently remo ve dust and lint, then wipe gently with a soft, dr y cloth. Af ter using the cam- era at the beach or seasid e, wipe o ff any sand or salt using a cloth light ly dampened in pure water and then dry the camera thoroughly . Lenses are easily damaged. D ust and lint sho uld[...]

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    175 n Moiré : Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an image containing a regular , repeating grid, such as the pattern of weav e in cloth or windows in a building, with the camera image sensor g rid. In so m e c a s es , i t ma y a p p ea r in t he fo r m o f li n es . If yo u no t ic e mo i ré in yo u r photographs, tr[...]

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    176 n • A marked drop in the time a full y charged batter y retains it s charge when used at room temper ature indi cates that it requir es replacement . Purchase a new EN-EL20 battery . • Charge the ba ttery before use . When taking photographs on impor- tant occasions, ready a spare EN-EL2 0 battery and keep it fully charged. Depending on you[...]

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    177 n Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, and setup menus may be found on pages 97, 107, and 155, r espectively . Defaults for other settings are listed below . 1 Not displa yed when Auto -a re a is selected for AF-area mode . 2 Flash mode for the Night portra it creative mode ( 0 28) defa ults to red- eye reductio n. Defaul ts Opti[...]

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    178 n The following table sho ws the number of pictures or amoun t of movie footage that can be stor ed on a 16 GB T oshiba SD-E016GUX UHS-I SDHC car d at different im age quality, size , or mo vie settings. All figures are approxima te; file size varies with the scene r ecorded. ❚❚ Auto Photo Mode 1 Maximum number of pic tures that can be stor[...]

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    179 n ❚❚ Creative Mode (Easy Pa norama Excluded) 1 Maximum number of pic tures that ca n be stored in memory buffer at ISO 100. Drops if long exposu re noise reduction is on ( 0 140). 2 Image size applies to JPEG images on ly. Size of NEF (RA W ) images can not be changed. File size is the total for NEF (RAW ) and JPEG images. 3 Available in P [...]

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    180 n ❚❚ Smar t Photo S elec tor Mode 1 T otal size of all five images recorded with each shot. 2 Image size applies to JPEG images on ly. Size of NEF (RA W ) images can not be changed . F ile size is the t otal f or NEF (RA W ) and JPEG imag es. ❚❚ HD Movies * For inf ormation on the ma ximum length that can be recorded in a single clip, s[...]

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    181 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 save pow er ( 0 159). The monitor[...]

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    182 n Shooting (All Shooting and 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 20). • The flash is charging ( 0 62). • The camera is not in f ocus ( 0 23). • Y ou are cur[...]

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    183 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 ( 0 166) . • Choose a remote control mode ( 0 57). • The remo te con trol sta ndby tim er h as e xpi red ( 0 1 60). • The remote is not pointed at the c amera or the infr ared rec eiver is not v[...]

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    184 n Movies Playback Cannot record mo vies : The movie- record button can only b e used to record movies in movie mode ( 0 41). No sou nd is rec orded for movi es : • Microphone off is se le ct ed f or Movie sound options > Mic rop hone ( 0 141). • Live audio is not recorded with slow-motion movies ( 0 45) or Motion Snapshots ( 0 49). NEF ([...]

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    185 n Miscellaneous The camera is unresponsive : In ex tremely rare instances, the display m ay not respond as expected and the camera may stop functioning. In most cases, this phenomenon is caused by a strong external static charge. T urn the camera off , remove and r eplace the battery, taking care to avoid burns, and turn the camera on again, or[...]

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    186 n This section lists the error messages that appear in th e display . Error Messages Message Sol utio n 0 (Shutter-speed or aperture display flashes) If the subject is too bright, low er ISO sensitivit y or cho ose a fas ter shutter speed or sm aller aper ture (higher f - numbe r). 113, 114, 115, 131 If the subject is too dark, raise ISO sen- s[...]

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    187 n Memory card is fu ll. • Y ou may be able to record additional images if you reduce image quality or size. 118 • Delete unwan ted images. 73 • Inser t another memory card. 13, 168 This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged; insert a different card . • Use an approv ed card. 168 • Fo rmat the card . If the problem per- sists[...]

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    188 n * See the printer manual for more information. F ailed to upda te lens firm ware . Cont act a Nikon -aut horiz ed service center . An unsuccessful att empt has been made to update the firmwar e of the lens mou nted on the camer a. C ontact a Nikon-authorized service representa- tive. — An error has occurred . Press th e sh utt er- release b[...]

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    189 n Niko n 1 J2 Digital Came ra Specifications Ty pe Typ e Digital camera with suppor t for interchangeable lenses Lens mount Nikon 1 mou nt Effective angl e of view Approx. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format equiva lent) Effecti ve pixels 10.1 million Image sensor Image sensor 13.2 mm × 8.8 m m CMOS sensor (Nikon CX for- mat) Storage Image s[...]

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    190 n Storage File for mat • NEF (RA W ) : 12-bit, compressed • JPEG : JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (appro x. 1:4 ) , nor mal (approx. 1 : 8) , or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression • NEF (RAW) + JPEG : Sing le photograph recorded in both NEF (RA W ) and JPEG formats Picture Control system Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, [...]

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    191 n Release Frame advance ra te • Electro nic (Hi) : Approx. 10, 30, or 60 fps • Oth er m ode s : Up to 5 fps (aut o photo mode or P, S , A, M chosen in creative mode with C ontinuous selected for Con ti nu ou s , single AF or manual focu s, S Shutter-priority auto or M Manual exp o- sure mode, shutte r speed 1 / 250 s or faster , and other s[...]

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    192 n Foc u s Autofocus Hybrid autofocus (phase det ection/contrast- detect AF); AF-assist illuminator Lens ser vo • Autofocus (AF) : Single AF ( AF-S); continuou s 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 • Single -point AF :[...]

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    193 n Movie Frame size (pix els)/ record ing r ate HD movies • 1920 × 10 80/60i (59.94 fields/s * ) • 1920 × 10 80/30p (29.97 fps) • 1280 × 720/60p (59.94 f ps) Slow-motion m ovies • 640 × 240/400 fps (plays at 30p/ 29.97 fps) • 320 × 120/1200 fps (plays a t 30p/ 29.97 f ps) Motion Snapshot 1920 × 10 80/60p (59.94 fps) (plays at 24p[...]

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    194 n • Unless othe rwise stated, al l figures are f or a camera with a fully-charged bat- tery operating at the temperature specified b y the C amera and I magi ng P r oducts A ssociation (CIP A): 23 ±3 °C (73.4 ±5.4 °F) . • Nikon reser ves the ri ght to change the specificati ons of the hardware and software described in this manual at an[...]

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    195 n Specifications subjec t to change without notice. Nikon wil l not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this manual may contain. 1 NIKKOR VR 10 – 30mm f/3.5 – 5.6 Typ e 1 mount lens Focal length 10 – 30 mm Maximum aperture f/3. 5 – 5.6 Construc tion 12 elements in 9 groups (including 3 aspherical el ements)[...]

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    196 n ❚❚ 1 NIKKOR Lenses 1 NIKKOR VR 10 –30mm f/3.5–5.6 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 Lens hood mounting mark Zoom ring Lens mounting mark CPU contacts Foc al length mark Fo ca l le n g t h sc a l e Retractable lens barr el button Len s c ap Zoom rin g Lens mounting mark CPU con tact s Fo ca l le n g t h m ar k Focal length scale Retract[...]

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    197 n 1 NIKKOR lenses are exclusively f or Nikon 1 interchangeable lens format di gital came ras. The angl e of view is equivalen t to a 35 mm for mat len s w ith a fo cal length about 2.7 × longer . The 1 NIKK OR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 suppor ts normal and ac tive vibration reduc tion and vibration reduc tion off ( 0 143). Use the zoom ring to [...]

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    198 n A Supplied Accessories • 40.5 mm snap- on Front L ens Cap L C-N40.5 • Rear Lens Cap LF-N1000 A Optional Accessories • 40.5 mm screw-on filters • Bayonet Hood HB-N101 (for use with the 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6; a ttaches as sho wn below). • 40.5 mm screw-on Hood HN-N102 (for u se with the 1 NIKKOR 11– 27.5mm f/3.5–5.6; a[...]

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    199 n ❚❚ The Optional FT1 Mo unt Adapt er Read this section for inf ormation on using the optional FT1 mount adapter . Before proceeding, be sure that you have read and understood this manual and the documentation for the FT1 and le nses. Autofocus Autofocus is a vailable only with AF-S lenses; other lenses sup- por t manual focus only. Set the[...]

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    200 n 2 Focus . Rotate th e lens focus ring until t he subject is in focus. T o zoom in on t he display f or more precise f ocus , press J (note that this featur e is not available during movie recording o r in s low-motion movie mode). A navigation window will appear in a gray frame at the bottom right of the di splay . Navigation window Press the[...]

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    201 n The Electronic Rangefinder Note that with some subjec ts, the in-focus indicator ( I ) may be displayed when the camera is not in focus. Check focus in the display before shooting. Error Messages and Displays The following w arnings appear in the camera aper ture display . If a CPU lens is attached in manual f ocus mode, the focus indicator c[...]

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    202 n Restric tions • Auto photo and Smart Photo Se lector modes not suppor ted. • Motion Snapsh ots can be r ecord ed only when an A F-S lens is attached and AF-S ( Single AF ) is selected for focus mode and then only when the camera is in focus. Do not attempt to adjust focus using the focus ring . • Shutter speeds of 1 s or slower are not [...]

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    203 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 (DPOF) is an industr y-wide standard that allow s pictures to be printed from prin t orde[...]

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    204 n Battery Life The number of shots or movie footage that can be recorded with fully-charged ba tteries va ries wi th the condition of the battery, temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displaye d. Sample figures for EN-EL20 (1020 mAh) batteries are giv en below . • Still images: Approximately 230 shots • [...]

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    205 n Symbols C (Aut o photo mode) ..................... 21 w (Cre ative mode) ......................... 27 y (Smart Photo Selector mode) . 35 1 (Movie mode) ................................ 41 z (Motion Snapshot mode) .......... 49 P , S , A , M .......................... .................. 28, 30 j (Night landscape) ......................... 28 o[...]

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    206 n Best shot .............................. .......... 35, 38 Body cap ....................................1, 2, 167 Brightness .............. .......................... ..134 Buffering .......................... 36, 37, 50, 51 Built-in AF assist ..................... 145, 152 Built-in Flash .. ..................................... 62 Bulb .....[...]

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    207 n Format memory card ............. 14, 157 Frame rate .................................. 67, 123 Full-frame pla yback ................... 25, 67 Full-time AF ...................................... 1 44 G Grid display ................. .................. 5, 158 H H.264 ............... ................................. ... 1 93 HD Movies ........[...]

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    208 n Po wer drive z oom switch ............... 24 Po wer switch ...................... ................. 17 Preset manual ......................... 126, 128 Press the shutter-re lease button all the way down ............................ 22, 23 Press the shutter-re lease button halfway ........................... 22, 23, 36, 50 Print border .......[...]

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    209 n T oning ....................................... 134, 135 T rimming movies ........................... 104 T ripod mounting spac er ....... 59, 167 U USB ......................... ......................... 83, 90 USB cable ...................................... 83, 90 V Vibration r eduction ....................... 143 ViewNX 2 . ..............[...]

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