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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 M od e 0 23 # t , u , v , and w Modes 0 33 b Best Moment Capture Mode 0 41 y Adva nced Movie Mode 0 49 9 Motion Snapshot Mode 0 59 t More on Photograph y 0 63 I More on Playback 0 81 Q Con n ec ti o ns 0 91 o The P lay ba ck Me nu 0 109 i The Shooting Menu[...]

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    ii Getting the Most from Y our C amera T ake photos with the shutter-r elease button . Photos can be take n in any mode by pressing the shutter- release button. In Motion Snap- shot mode ( 0 59), the camera will also r ecord a brief movie vignette. Shoot movi es with the movie-record button . Movies can be r ecor ded by pressing the mo vie-record b[...]

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    iii Acc essories Expand your photographic horizons with a wide variet y of inter- changeable lenses, flash units, and other accessories ( 0 169) . Len s e s Fl a sh u n i ts GPS units Remote contr ols Software for Nikon digital cam era s (available on CD) Mount adapters Wireless mobile adapters[...]

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

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    v Best Moment Capture Mode 41 Slow View.... ........... .............. ........... ............... ........... .............. ...... 41 Smart Photo Selector. .............. ................. .............. .............. ...... 44 Viewing Photos Taken with the Smart Photo Se lector ..... ... 47 Choosing the Best Shot .......................... ....[...]

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    vi More on Playback 81 Photo Information ............ .............. ............... ................. ............. 81 Thumbnail Playback ........ .............. .................. .............. ............. 84 Calendar Playback .................. .............. .............. ................. ........ 85 Playback Zoom. .............. .........[...]

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    vii Resize ........... .............. ........... .............. ............ .............. ........... .... 114 Crop ....... .............. ........... ............... ........... .............. ............ ......... 115 Edit Movie .............. .............. ........... ............... ........... .............. .... 116 Change Theme ........[...]

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    viii Long Exposure NR ........................ .............. ................. ............. 146 High ISO Noise Reduction ................ ................. ............... ....... 146 Movie Sound Options ... ............ .............. ........... ............... ....... 147 Vibration Reducti on ...... ............ .............. ........... ....[...]

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    ix Technical Notes 169 Optional Acces sories . ........... .............. ............ .............. ........... . 169 Approved Memory Cards................................................................ 172 Approved Eye-Fi Cards .................................................................... 173 Attaching a Power Connector and AC Adapter ..[...]

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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 tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasona ble pro- tection against harmful inter fer[...]

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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 BS-N3000 mul ti acc essory port cover BF-N1000 body cap Nikon 1 V2 digi tal ca mera EN-EL21 recharge able Li-ion battery (with terminal co ver) MH-28 battery charger (AC w al l adapter supplied in countries or region[...]

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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 9 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 3 2 1 17 12 13 14 6 15 16 18 19 20 1 Infrared receiver ....... .............. .... 66[...]

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    3 s The Camera Body ( Continued) * T A-N100 tripo d adapter not suppor ted. 1 11 14 10 12 13 2 3 4 16 15 6 8 9 7 5 19 18 17 21 20 1 Diopter adjustment cont rol ... ........... . 6 2 Electronic viewfinde r ...... ............... ...... 6 3 Eye sensor . .............. ........... ............... ...... 6 4 & (feature) button ................... .[...]

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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 29 30 28 32 17 12 13 14 18 21 27 22 23 25 24 26 20 16 15 19 33 34 35 36 1 Shooting mode ......... .............. ........... ... 7 2 Exposure mode ............ ........... ......... 122 Live image control ............... ............ ... 28 3 Flexible program i[...]

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    5 s The $ (Display) Button ❚❚ Shooting ❚❚ Play back Press $ to c ycle through shootin g ( 0 4) and playback ( 0 81) indicators as shown below . $ button Simplified di splay Detailed display Monitor off (viewfinder i s not affected; 0 6) Simple photo info Deta il ed p hot o i nfo Image only[...]

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    6 s A The Elec tronic Viewfi nder Use the viewfinder when bright ambient lighting conditions make it difficult to see the display in the monito r . The viewfinder dis- play turns on when you put your eye to the viewfinder and is identical to that shown on page 4; the monitor turns off automatically . Note that the monitor may turn off and the viewf[...]

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    7 s The Mode Dial The camera offers a choice of the follow - ing shooting modes: Mode dial Auto mode ( 0 23): L et the camera pick the settings for photographs and movies. Advanced mo vie mode ( 0 49): Choose the exposure mode for HD movies or sho ot slow-motion movies . Motion Snapshot mode ( 0 59): Each time the shutter is released, the camera re[...]

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    8 s The Multi Selector The multi selector and J button are used to adjust settings and navigate the cam- era menus. Multi selector Sett ing s: A Lock expo su re ( 0 1 29) and/or focus ( 0 154). Menu navigation: 1 Move cu rsor up . Sett ing s: C Vie w co nt in uo us shooting/self-timer menu ( 0 63). Menu naviga tion: 4 Return to pre vious menu. Sele[...]

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    9 s The & (F eature) Button • Live image control ( C auto mode ; 0 28 ) : Adjust exposure ( Bright- ness c ontr ol ), contrast ( Active D-Lighting ), or depth of field ( Backgrou nd softening ), or freeze or blur moti on ( Motion contro l ). The effects can be previewed in the monitor . • Quick menu access ( t , u , v , and w modes ; 0 33 )[...]

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    10 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 ( 0 109) B Setu p me nu ( 0 15 9) C t u v w u z v Shooting menu ( 0 119) Menu options Options in current menu. Slider shows position in curr [...]

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    11 s ❚❚ Using the Me nus 1 Select a me nu. 2 Selec t an item. 3 Select an option. Use the multi selector ( 0 8 ) to n avig ate the menus. Multi sele ctor Press 1 or 3 to highlight tabs and press 2 to position the cursor in the highligh ted men u. Pres s 1 or 3 to highlight menu items and pr ess 2 to view options for the highligh ted it em. Pres[...]

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    12 s 1 Attach t he cam era st rap. Attach the strap securely t o the two camera eyelets . 2 Charge the battery . Inser t the batter y into the charger q and plug the charger in w . An exhausted battery fully charges in about two hours . Unplug the charger and remov e the battery wh en charging is complete. Fir st St ep s A The P lug A dapte r Depen[...]

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    13 s D The Battery and Charger Read and follow the w arnings and ca utions on pages x–xii and 177– 180 of this manual . Do not use the battery at ambient temperatures be lo w 0 °C (3 2 °F) or ab o ve 40 °C (1 04 °F ); fa il ur e to ob se rv e t hi s p r e- caution could damage the batter y or impair its performance. Capacity may be redu ced[...]

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    14 s 3 Inser t the battery and a memor y card. Check to be sure the batter y and card are in the correct orien- tation. Using the batter y to keep the orang e batter y latch pressed t o one side, s lide the ba ttery in until it latches, and then slide in the memory card until it clicks into plac e. Front[...]

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    15 s D Insertin g and Removing Batteries a nd Memor y Cards Always turn the camera off bef ore inser ting or removing batteries or memory cards. Note that the battery may be hot after use; observe due caution when removing the battery . A For m at ti n g M e mo r y C ar d s If this is the first time the memor y card will be used in the camera or if[...]

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    16 s A Removing Ba tterie s and Memory Cards After turning the camera off, confirm that the memo r y card a ccess la mp ( 0 3) is off and open the battery- chamber/memory card s lot cover . T o remove t he ba tter y, fir st release it by pressin g the orang e batter y latch in the direction shown by the arrow and then remove the batt er y by hand. [...]

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    17 s 4 Attach a lens . Be careful to prev ent dust from ent ering the camera when the lens or body cap is removed . The lens generally used in this manual for illustrative purposes is a 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30 mm f/3.5–5.6. See page 148 for info rmation on vibration reduc- tion ( VR) and page 203 for information on r emoving lenses. A Lenses with Ret[...]

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    18 s 5 T u rn the camera on. Rotate the power switch to turn the camera on. The power lamp will briefly light green and the monitor will t u r n o n . B e s u r e t o r e m o v e t h e l e n s cap before shooting. A Tur n i n g t h e C a m e r a O f f T o turn the camera off, rotate the pow er switch again. The monitor will turn off. A Auto Pow er [...]

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    19 s 6 Choose a langu age and set the cl ock. A language -selection d ialog will be displayed the first time the camera is turned on. Use the multi selec tor and J button ( 0 11) to choose a languag e and set the camera clock. Pho- tos can not be taken until you hav e set the time and dat e. Press 1 or 3 to highlight language and press J . Pres s 4[...]

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    20 s A The Camera Clo ck The camera clock is less accurate than most watches and household clocks. Check the clock regularly ag ainst more accurate time pieces and reset as necessar y . The came ra cloc k is powered by an independent, rechargeable power source, which is ch arged as necess ary when the main batter y is installed or the camera is pow[...]

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    21 s 7 Check the batter y level and memory card capacity. Check the battery level and number of exposures remaining in the moni- tor . ❚❚ Batter y Level ❚❚ Number of Exposures Remaining The monitor shows the number of pictures that can be stored on the memory card at curren t settings (values over 1000 are rounded down to the nearest hundre[...]

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    23 z z Auto Mode Shoot photographs and movies. The camera automatically adjusts settings to suit the subject. 1 Select au to mode. 2 Ready the camera. T aking Photos in Auto 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[...]

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    24 z 3 Fr ame the photog raph. 4 Focus . Pr ess the shutter-release butt on half- way to focus. If the subject is poor ly lit, the AF-assist illuminator ( 0 151) may light to assist the focus operation. I f t h e ca m e r a is a b l e t o f o cu s , the selec ted focus area will be highlighted in green and a beep will sound (a beep may not sound if[...]

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    25 z 5 Shoot. Smoothly press the shutter-release button the rest of the way dow n to release the shutter and r ecord the photograph. The memor y card access lamp will light and the photog raph will be display ed in the monitor for a few seconds (the photo will automati- cally clear from the display when the shutter-release button is pressed half- w[...]

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    26 z A The Shutter-Release Button The camera has a tw o-stage shutter-releas e button. The 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 Shoot : Press the rest of the way down A Automatic Scene Se lection In auto mode,[...]

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    27 z A Usin g a Z oom Len s Use the zoom ring to zoom in on the subj ect so that it fills a larger area of the frame, or zoom out to incr ease the area visible in the final photo- graph (sele ct longer focal lengths on the lens focal leng th scale to zoom in, shor ter focal lengths to zoom out). Zoom in Zoom out Zoom ring If you are using an option[...]

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    28 z ❚❚ Live Image C ontrol Live image controls let you preview how changes to eac h contro l will affe ct the final photograph. T o choose a live image control for a uto mode, press & and use the command dial. Rotate the dial to highlight an item and press the dial to view the effect. Rotate the command dial to adjust the selected item. T [...]

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    29 z Backgr ound softening : Soften background details to make your subject stan d out, or bring both ba ckgro und and f oreg round into focu s. Sharpen background Soften back ground Background sharp Background softened Motion contr ol : Suggest motion by blurring moving objects, or “freeze ” motion to capture moving objects clearly . Fre ez e [...]

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    30 z T o end playback and return to shoot ing mode, press the shutter- release button halfway . Vi e 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 z o o m i n o n t h e c e n t e r [...]

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    31 z Deletin g Pictur es T o delete the cur rent picture, press O . Not e that once dele ted, pic- 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 Press O . 3 Delete the ph otograph. A confirmation dialog will be dis- play ed. O button Pres s O again to dele[...]

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    32 z In auto mode, the movie- record button can be used to shoot movies w ith sound at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 (the movie crop is shown in the display). Press the movie -record button to star t and stop recording. Recor ding Movies in A uto Mode A T aking Photographs D uring Recording Photographs can be taken at any time dur- ing reco rdin g by p[...]

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    33 # # t , u , v , and w Modes ❚❚ Adjusting Settings In t , u , v , and w modes , the settings below can be accessed directly from the shooting display. P ress the & bu tton and rotat e the command dial to highlight a setting and press the dial to select. Once selected, the setting can be changed by r otating the c ommand dial. Press the di[...]

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    34 # t Programme d 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 Shutte r Speed a[...]

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    35 # u 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. ❚❚ Choosing a Sh utter Speed Rotate the command d[...]

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    36 # v 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 aper tures (high f-numbers) increa se depth of f[...]

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    37 # w Manual In manual exposure mode, you contr ol both shutter speed and aperture . ❚❚ Choosing Shutter Speed and Aperture Adjust shutter speed and aperture with reference to th e exposure in dicator (se e below). Shutter sp eed is set by rotating the command dial right for faster speeds and left for slower speeds: choose fro m values between[...]

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    38 # ❚❚ 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 nt[...]

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    39 # 2 Choose a sh utter spee d. Sel ect mod e w and c hoose a shutter speed as follows: • Bulb : Rotate the command dial left until “Bulb ” is selected for shutter speed. • Time : Rotate the command dial left until “Bulb ” is selected for shutter speed, and then select # (remote control mode) for Continuous/self- timer ( 0 63). 3 Op en[...]

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    40 # Recor ding Movies in t , u , v , and w Modes In t , u , v , and w modes , the movie- record button can be used to shoot movies with sound at an aspec t ratio of 16 : 9 (the corners of the movie crop are shown in the display). Press the mo vie- record butto n to s tar t an d sto p reco rd- ing. Note that reg ardless o f the mode selected, mo vi[...]

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    41 b b Best Moment Capture Mode This mode is ideal for fast-changing, har d-to- capture subjects. Choose wh en to release th e shutter as th e scene plays back in slow motion (slow view), or let the camera choose the best shot based on composition and motion (Smar t Photo Selec tor). In this mode, the camera captures a short sequence of still image[...]

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    42 b 2 Fr ame the photog raph. 3 Press the shutter-release button halfway . 4 View the buff er contents. Compose the photograph with y our subject in the center of the frame. The camera will focus ( 0 24) and then, over a span of about 1.3 s, record 40 frames to a temporary memor y buffer . Keep the shutter-release button pressed halfway to pla y t[...]

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    43 b 5 Record the d esi red fra me. ❚❚ Choosing a Capture Mode Pre ss the shutt er-rele ase button all the way do wn to r ecord the curr ent frame and discard the remaining imag es. T o exit witho ut record ing a photogr aph, release the button with- out pressing it all the way down. Pressin g the & button in best moment capture mode disp l[...]

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    44 b Choose Smar t Photo Selec tor mode to let the camera help you take ph otos that captur e a fleeting expre ssion on th e face of a port rait subject or other ha rd-t o-time shots such as group pho- tos in part y scenes. Each time the shutter is released, the camera automatically selects the best sh ot and a number of best shot candidates based [...]

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    45 b 3 Frame the photograph. 4 Begin buffering photographs. Compose the phot ograph with your subject in the center of the frame. Press the shutter-r elease button half- way to focus ( 0 24). An icon will be displayed as the camera begins recording images to the memor y buffer . The camera con tinuously adjusts focus t o accou nt for chan ges in th[...]

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    46 b 5 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-release button was pressed all the way down, and select five to cop y to the memor y card. Note that some time may be r equired . The best pic- ture is displayed in the monito[...]

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    47 b Choosing the Best Shot V iewing Photos T aken with the Smart Photo Selec tor Press K and use the multi selec tor to display photog raphs taken with the Smart Photo Selector ( 0 30; pictures taken with the Smart Photo Selector are indicated by a y ic on). Of the photo- grap hs re cord ed by the Sma r t Ph oto Selector , only the best shot will [...]

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    48 b Delet ing Pictur es Press in g O when a pic ture taken with the Smar t Photo Selector is selec ted displays a confirmation dial og; press O again to delete the best shot and the best shot candidates , or pr ess K to exit witho ut deleting the pictures. Note th at once deleted, pictur es can not be rec over ed . A Deleting Individual Photograph[...]

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    49 y y Advanced Mo vie Mode Choose this mode to film slow-motion mo vies or to shoot h igh- d efinition (HD) movies in mode t , u , v , or w . Record movies with so und at an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 . 1 Select advanced movie mode. 2 Fr ame the op ening shot . HD Movies Rotate the mode dial to v . An HD movie crop with an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 will [...]

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    50 y 3 Star t re cording. 4 End re cordin g. Press the movie- record button to begin record ing. A recording indica- tor , the time ela psed, and the time available are displayed while rec ord- ing is in progress . A Audio Recording Be careful not to cover the micr ophone and note that the built-in microphone may recor d sounds made by the camera o[...]

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    51 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 3 : 2. A T aking Photographs During Movie Recording Up to 20 photog raphs can be take n with each movie [...]

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    52 y ❚❚ Choos ing the Movie Type T o c h o o s e b e t w e e n h i g h d e f i n i t i o n a n d slow motion r ecording , press & , th en rotate the command dial t o highlight one of the followin g options and press the dial to select: • HD movie : Recor d movies in HD ( 0 49). • Slow moti on : Record slow-motion movies ( 0 53). & b[...]

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    53 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 advanced movie mode. 2 Select slow-moti on mode. 3 Fr ame the op ening shot . Slow M otio n Rotate the mode dial to v . Pres s th e & button, then rotate the command dial to highlight Slow motion and press the dial to sele[...]

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    54 y 4 Focus . 5 Star t re cording. Press the mo vie -record button 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. The camera focuses on the subject at the center of the dis- play; face detection ( 0 27) is not available and focus and exposure can not b[...]

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    55 y 6 End re cordi ng. Press the mov ie -re cord bu tton again to end recordi ng. Recordin g will end automatically 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 xv i ). A Maximum Leng th Up to 3 seconds or 4 GB of footage can be recorded; note that dependi[...]

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    56 y Movies are indicated by a 1 icon in full-frame playback ( 0 30). 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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    57 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 116 for information on trimming unwanted footage fr om movies.[...]

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    59 9 9 Motion Snapshot Mode Record brief movie vignettes with your photographs . Each time the shutter is released, the camera records a still image and about 1.6 s of movie footage. When the r esulting “Motion Snap- shot” is viewed on the camera, the movie will play back in slow motion over approximately 4 s , fo llowed b y the still image; pl[...]

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    60 9 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 1.6 s of movie footage beginning befor e and ending after the time the shutter-release but- ton was pressed all the way down . Note that some time may be r equired. When recording is comp[...]

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    61 9 ❚❚ Choosing a Theme T o choose the background music for the movie, press & and use the command dial to select from Beauty , Wav e s , Relax- ation , and Te n d e r n e s s . Rotate the com- mand dial to highlight a n option an d press the dial to select. & button T o play the background music for the highlighted theme, press the $ [...]

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    62 9 Deleting Motion Snapshots T o delete the current Motion Snapshot, press O . A confirmation dialog will be dis- played; press O again to delete the photo and movie and r eturn to playb ack, or press K to exit without deleting the file . Note that once deleted, Motion Snapshots can not be recov ered . V iewing Motion Sn apshots Press K and use t[...]

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    63 t t More on Photograph y Pres sin g 4 ( C ) on the multi selec tor disp lays a choice of shutter- release modes for still photography: Continuous Mode T o take pictures in continuous mode: 1 Display r elease mode o ptions. 2 Select I . 3 Compose the shot and start shooting. Single-Frame, C ontinuous, Self- Timer , and Remote Con t r o l M o d e [...]

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    64 t D Continuous Mode The Con t in u o us option in the shooti ng menu offers a choice of 5, 15, 30, and 60 fps ( 0 125). Frame r ates of 15, 30, and 60 fps use an elec - tronic shutter; except when On i s s e l e c t e d f o r Silent photography ( 0 125), a mec hanical shutter i s used at a frame r ate of 5 fp s. The built - in flash can be used [...]

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    65 t Self- T imer and Remote Control Modes The self-timer and optional ML-L3 r emote contr ol ( 0 170) can be used to reduce camera shake or for se lf-por trai ts. 1 Display r elease mode o ptions. 2 Select the desir ed option. 3 Mount the camera on a tripod. Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a sta- ble, level surface. 4 Frame the[...]

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    66 t Remote control mode : F rom a distance of 5 m (16 f t) or less, aim the ML-L3 at the infrared receiver on the front of the camera ( 0 2) and pr ess the ML- L3 shutter-release button. I f 2s d e l a y is selected for Remote control in the setup menu ( 0 163), the self-timer lamp will light for about two seconds before the shutter is released. I[...]

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    67 t A Movie Mode In self-timer mode, star t and stop the timer by pressing the movie - record bu tton in stea d of the shu tte r-rel eas e bu tton . I n re mot e co ntrol mode, the ML-L3 shutter-release button functions as the movie-record button for advanced movie mode ( 0 49). A Using a Flash When using the built-in flash, press the N button to [...]

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    68 t Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker . 1 Display exposure compen sation option s. 2 Choose a value. Normal exposure can be restored b y setting exposure compen- sation to ±0. Except in auto mode , exposure comp ensation is not reset when the camera is turned[...]

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    69 t T o use the flash, raise it by pressing the N button. Charging begins when the flash is raised; once charging is complete, a flash-ready indicator ( N ) will be displayed when the shutter -release butt on is pressed halfway . The following flash modes are available; choose a flash mode as described on the following page. The Built-in F lash N [...]

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    70 t Choosing a Flash Mode 1 Display the flash mo de options. Press 3 ( N ) to displa y a list of flash modes. The modes available vary with the shooting mode ( 0 7). 2 Select a flash mode. Auto mode t , v N Fill flash N F ill flash N Y Red-eye reduction N Y Red- eye reduct ion N Y p Red-eye reduc tion + slow sync u , w N Fill flash Np Fill flash +[...]

  • Page 91

    71 t A Using the Built-i n Flash The built-in flash can be used in auto and t , u , v , and w modes onl y; note, how ever , that the flash can not be used with live image control ( 0 28) and will not fire when On i s s e l e c t e d f o r HDR in the shooting menu ( 0 145), or in I mode ( 0 63) when a frame rate of 15, 30, or 60 fps is selected for [...]

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    72 t In still image mode, optional flash units for Nikon 1 cameras can be used fo r lighting effe cts such as bounce-flash photograph y or , when an optional SB-N5 flash un it is attached, to provide cap- ture illumination in best mome nt capture and Motion Snapshot modes. The built-in flash does not fire when an optional flash unit is attached. In[...]

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    73 t Ta k i n g P i c t u r e s Follow the steps below to take pictures with the flash. 1 T urn the camera and flash unit on. 2 Choose a flash mode. Choose a flash mode as described on page 70. 3 Position the flash h ead. 4 T ake pict ures. Rotate the flash head so that it poin ts directly ahead. Before shooting, confirm that the flash status indic[...]

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    74 t ❚❚ Bounce Lighting Light from the flash can be “bounced” (reflected) from a ceiling or wall, diffusing the light from the flash to make shadows less harsh and reduce glare from hair , skin, clothing a nd foregr ound objects. Flas h head rotated up ward 90 ° (bounce lighting) Flash pointed dir ectly ahead (normal lighting) A Bounce Lig[...]

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    75 t A Optional Flash Units Detailed instruc tions may be found in the manual provided with the flash unit. Optional flash units can be used in auto and t , u , v , and w modes only; note, however , that the flash can not be used with live image control ( 0 28) and will no t fire when On is select ed for HDR in the shooting menu ( 0 145), or in I m[...]

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    76 t GP-N100 GPS units (a vailable sepa rately) can be used to recor d information on y our current position when pictures are taken. This information can be viewed on a computer using ViewNX 2 (supplied) or Capture NX 2 (available separat ely; 0 171). ViewNX 2 can be i nstalled from the suppli ed ViewNX 2/ Short M ovie Creator CD . Attaching the G[...]

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    77 t Setup M enu Optio ns • Auto pow er off : Choose whether the displays turn off automati- cally when the GP-N100 is a ttached. • Posi tion : This item is only available if the GP -N100 is currently receiving GPS data, when it displays the cur rent latitude, longi- tude, altitude, C oordinated Universal T ime (UT C), and expir y date for Assi[...]

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    78 t A Connection S tatus Connection status is shown by the h icon in the camera display ( 0 4) and the LED on the GP-N100: h icon LED Descrip tion h (flashes) Flash es (red) The GPS unit is searching for a signal. P ictures taken while the h icon is flashing do not include GPS data. h (static) Flas he s (green) The unit is receiving signals from t[...]

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    79 t Attach an optional WU-1b wireless mobile adapter to the cam- era USB connector to copy images to , or control the camer a from, smartphone or tab let devices running the W ireless Mobile Adapter Utility app. 1 Connect the WU-1b. 2 Activate the adapter . 3 Launch the Wir eless Mobile Adapter Utility . Launch the Wir eless Mobile Adapter Utility[...]

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    80 t 4 Ta k e p i c t u r e s r e m o t e l y . Once a wireless connection is estab- lished, the smart device will display the view through the camera lens; the camera will display a mess age stating that a wireless connection is ac tive. D Wirel ess Netwo rks Camera settings can not be adjusted while the camera is connected to a wireless network. [...]

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    81 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 30). Press the $ button to cycle through simple photo information, detailed photo information ( 0 82), and no photo information. $ button Still image s Movies 1 2 3 9 10 4 8 7 5 6 2 12 11 13 1[...]

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    82 I ❚❚ Detailed Phot o Informa tion Still images Movies 1 23 4 7 6 5 8 13 12 14 15 16 9 10 11 30 19 20 21 27 28 29 25 23 26 22 24 17 18 30 27 28 25 23 26 22 24 1 2 4 6 5 13 12 31 18 14 29 19 3 1 Shooting mode ................ ............... ...... 7 2 Frame number/total number of images 3 Protect status ............ .............. ...........[...]

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    83 I A Histograms ( 0 82) 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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    84 I The following operations can be performed: Thumbnail Pl ayback T o view pictures in “ contact sheets” of 4, 9, or 72 im ag es , r otat e th e c om ma nd di al left when a picture is display ed full fram e. Command dial Ful l- f ram e playback Calendar playback Thumbnail playback To Use Description Display more images Rotate left to increas[...]

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    85 I The following operations can be performed: Calendar Pl ayback T o view pict ures taken on a selected date, rotate the command dial left when 72 pictures are displayed ( 0 84). Command dial 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 [...]

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    86 I The following operations can be performed: Playback Zoom T o zoom in on a photog raph, display it full frame and rotate the c ommand dial right. Playba ck zoom is n ot avail able with movies or Motion Snapshots. Command dial To Use Description Zoom in o r out Rotate the command dial right to zoom i n, lef t to zoom out. Whenever you zoom in or[...]

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    87 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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    88 I Rate pictures or mark them as candidates for later deletion. Rat- ing is not available with pr otected images. 1 Sel ec t a p ic ture. Display a picture in full-frame playback or highlight it in the thumbnail list. 2 Press & . Rati ng P ictur es Pre ss & and rotat e the multi selector to choose from ratings of zero to five stars, or se[...]

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    89 I 1 Selec t the type of image used in the show . Highlight the desired option and press J . 2 Adjust display times and choose a background track. Adju st t he fol lowi ng o pti ons : 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 bu[...]

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    90 I 3 Select Star t . The follo wing operations can be performed while a slide show is in progr ess: The option s shown at ri ght are dis- played when the show ends. Selec t Resume to re sta r t or Exit to e x i t t o t h e 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 re[...]

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    91 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 93. 1 Start the computer and insert the installer ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD . 2 Select a language. If th[...]

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    92 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. Win[...]

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    93 Q System R equirements The system requirements f or ViewNX 2 are: Windows CPU • Photos/JPEG movies : Intel Celer on, Pentium 4, or C ore series, 1.6 GHz or better • H.264 movies (pla yback) : 3.0 GHz Pentium D or better • H.264 movies (editi ng) : 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo or better OS Pre-installe d versions of Windo ws 7 Home Bas ic/Home P remi[...]

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    94 Q The system requirements for Short Movie Creator are: If your system does not meet the abov e requiremen ts, only ViewNX 2 will be installed ( 0 93). Windows CPU 2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo or better OS Pre-installed vers ions of Windows 7 Home Basic/Home Premium/ Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate ( Service P ack 1 ), Windows Vista Home Basic /Home P[...]

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    95 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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    96 Q 3 Click Start T ransfer . At default settings, all the pictures on the memor y card will be copied to the 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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    97 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 photos , music , Motion Sn ap- shots, and movie f ootage ( 0 98). ❚❚ Printing Pictures Click the[...]

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    98 Q Creating Shor t Movies Use the supplied Short Movie Creator soft ware to cr eate movies combining phot ographs with Motion Snapshots, movies, and music. 1 T ransfer pic tures. T ransf er pictures as described on page 95. 2 Select c ompon ents . Sele ct pi ctur es in V iewNX 2. 3 Start Shor t Movie Creator . The images selected in Step 2 will b[...]

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    99 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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    100 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 cab[...]

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    101 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 fa ce – 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 [...]

  • Page 122

    102 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 nnector[...]

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    103 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. Rotate the command dial right to zoom in on the current frame ( 0 86; rotate the dial left to ex it zoom). T o view nine pictures at a time, rotate the dial left when a picture is displayed full frame. Use the multi selec tor to highlight [...]

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    104 Q Printing Multiple Pictures 1 Display the PictBridge menu. 2 Choose an option. Highlight one of the following options and press 2 . • Select images for printing : Se lect pict ur es f or pri nti ng . • Sel ect by da te : P rint one copy of each picture taken on selected dates . • Print DPOF print order : Print an existing print order cr [...]

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    105 Q 3 Se le ct p ict ure s o r c hoos e da t es . If you chose Sel ect i ma ges fo r pr in tin g or Print D POF pri nt order in Step 2 , press 4 or 2 or rotate the multi selector to highlight pictures. T o select the current picture for printing , press 1 . The pic ture will be marked with a Z icon and the number of prints will be set to 1; press[...]

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    106 Q 4 Adjust print op tions. Pre ss J to display P ictBridge print options. Press 1 or 3 to highlight page size, border , or time s tamp items and press 2 to display the options describe d on page 107; note that a warning will be displayed if the selec ted page size is too small for an index print. 5 Star t printing. Highlig ht Start printing and[...]

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    107 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 ar[...]

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    108 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 sel[...]

  • Page 129

    109 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 Description Default 0 Delete Delete mu ltiple images . — 87 Slid e sh ow View movies and photos in a slide show . Image type : All images Frame interval : 5 s Movie pla yba[...]

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    110 s z 8 y 9 t I Q Q o g n Crop Create cr opped copies of selected pictures. —1 1 5 Edit movi e Create copies of movies from which unwanted f ootage has been trimmed. —1 1 6 Change theme Change the themes for existing Motion Snapshots. —1 1 7 A Playback The came ra may be unable t o display o r reto uch images th at wer e cre - ated or have [...]

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    111 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 87) • DPOF print or der > Selec t/set ( 0 108) • [...]

  • Page 132

    112 s z 8 y 9 t I Q Q o g n If On is selected, pict ures will be displayed immediately after shooting. T o view pictures when Off is selected, pr ess the K button. 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[...]

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    113 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 ( 0 111) 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 c[...]

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    114 s z 8 y 9 t I Q Q o g n Create small copies of selected photo- graphs. Sele ct Choose size and choose a size from 1280 ×856; 1.1 M (1280 × 856 pixels), 960×640; 0.6 M (960 × 640 pix- els), and 640×424; 0.3 M (640 × 424 pix- els), and then choose Select images . Pre ss 4 or 2 or rotate the mult i selector to highl ight pictures ( 0 111) an[...]

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    115 o Create a cropped copy of selected photo- graphs. P ress 4 or 2 or r otate the multi selector to highlight a picture ( 0 111) and press J to displa y the image with the default crop shown in yellow . Use the controls below to choose a crop and save the copy . Crop To Use Description Choose size Rotate the command dial to choose the crop size. [...]

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    116 s z 8 y 9 t I Q 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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    117 o Assign existing Motion Snapshots new themes (NMS-forma t files only ; Motion Snapshots created with MOV file selec ted for Fil e format in the shooting menu can not be assigned new themes). Choose from Beauty , Wa v e s , Relaxation , T enderness , and None . T o hear a theme, highlight it and press the $ button; volume is contr olled with th[...]

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    118 s z 8 y 9 t I Q Q o g n[...]

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    119 i i The Shooting Menu T o display the shooting menu, press G and selec t the shoot- ing men u tab ( C , t , u , v , w , u , z , or v ). The shooting menu contai ns the following options: G button Opti on Description Default 0 Reset shooting options Reset shooting options to defaul t values . — 122 Exposur e mode Choose how the camera sets shu[...]

  • Page 140

    120 i Movie befo re/ after Choose when th e movie por- tion of Motion Snapshots is reco rded ( 0 59). 1.0 s : 0.6 s 127 File fo rmat Choose a file format for new Motion Sn apshots ( 0 59 ). NMS file 128 Metering Choose how the camera meters exposure . Ma trix 128 White balance Adjust settings for differe nt types of lighting . Auto 130 ISO sensitiv[...]

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    121 i 1 V aries with lens ( 0 148). 2 The camera focuses on the subjec t in the center of the frame whe n Slow motion is selec ted in advanced movie mode. 3 F ace detection i s not available when Slow motion is selected in advan ced movie mode. Vibration reduction Adjust settings for 1 NIKK OR lenses with vibration reduc - tion. Acti ve/On 1 148 Fo[...]

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    122 i Select Ye s to reset the options in the shooting menu and other shooting settings to default values ( 0 119, 185). The options in the exposure mode menu off er varying degrees of control ov er shutter speed and aperture. Reset Shooting Options Exposure Mode h Scene auto selector An automatic, “ point-and-shoot” mode in which the camera no[...]

  • Page 143

    123 i Choose a file format and compression ratio for photographs. Choose the siz e of photogr aphs taken in still image and Smart Phot o Selector modes . * Print size in inches equals image size in pixels divided by printer resolution in d ots p er i nch (dpi; 1 inch = approximately 2.54 cm). Image Quality Opti on File type Descripti on NEF (RA W) [...]

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    124 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 ; 0 171) or ViewNX 2 (supplied). When photogra phs taken at NEF (RA W ) + JPEG are viewed on the cam- era, on ly the J[...]

  • Page 145

    125 i Choose the frame rate for c ontinuous shooting ( 0 63) from 5 , 15, 30, and 60 fps. An electronic shutter is used at rates of 15 fps and a bove; except when On i s s ele c ted fo r Silent photogr aphy , a mechanical shut ter is used when 5 fps is selected. Select On to reduce camera noise in quiet surroundings . The camera uses an electronic [...]

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    126 i Choose a frame size and frame rate f or HD movies ( 0 49). * Sensor output is about 60 fps. Movie Settings Opti on F rame size (pix els) Recording rate Bit rat e (approx. ) Maximum length t 1080/60i 1920 × 1080 59.94 fields/s * 24 Mbps 20 minutes r 1080/30p 29.97 fps 24 Mbps u 720/60p 1280 × 720 59.94 fps 16 Mbps 29 minutes s 720/30p 29.97 [...]

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    127 i Choose whether the movie portions of Motion Snapshots end when the shutter-release button is pressed all the wa y or about 0.6 s after ( 0 59). Movie Befor e/After 1.0 s : 0.6 s Movie footage starts about a second before the shutter- release button is pressed all the way down and ends about 0.6 s after . 1.6 s : 0 s The camera records about 1[...]

  • Page 148

    128 i Choose the file format for Motion Snapshots ( 0 59). Choose how the camera sets exposure. File F ormat NMS file Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 4 s MOV file and a JPEG image. Motion Snapshots can only be viewed on the camera or using ViewN X 2. MOV file Motion Snapshots are recorded as a 10 s MOV file that can be viewed in a variety of com[...]

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    129 i Autoexposure L ock Exposure lock is used to recompose photographs after metering exposure. It is most effective when used with center-weighted or spot metering ( 0 128) to frame off-center subjec ts 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. 2[...]

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    130 i White balance ensures that colors are unaff ected by the color of the light source . Auto white balance is rec ommended for most light sources, but other values can be selec ted if necessar y accor ding t o the type of sour ce . White Balanc e v Auto Automatic white balance adjustment. Recom- mended in most situations. J Incandescent Use unde[...]

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    131 i Fine- T uning White Balance Options ot her than Pr eset manual can be fine-tuned as follows: 1 Displa y fine-tuning 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. Pr[...]

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    132 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 g ray pan el ca[...]

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    133 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 [...]

  • Page 154

    134 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 ( 0 162; the default is 1 minute). D Preset White Balance The camera ca n store only one valu e for preset white balan ce at a time; the existing v alue will be r[...]

  • Page 155

    135 i The higher the ISO sensitivity , the less light needed to make an exposure, allowing fast er shutter speeds or smaller apertures, but the more likely the image is to be affected by “noise ” in the form of randomly-spaced bright pix els, fog , or lines. ISO Sensitivity q x w Auto (160–6400) Auto (160–3200) Auto (160–800) The came ra [...]

  • Page 156

    136 i Choose how the camera processes photographs. Modifying Picture Controls Existing preset and custom P icture Controls ( 0 140) can be modified to suit the scene or your cr eative intent. 1 Display options. Highlight an item in the Pictur e Con- trol men u and press 2 to display Pic- ture Control se ttings ( 0 138; the settings available with c[...]

  • Page 157

    137 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 to choose a pr eset combination of settin gs. Default settings can be restored by pressing the O button. 3 Sav e cha nges an d ex it. Pres s J . A Pre[...]

  • Page 158

    138 i ❚❚ Picture Control Setti ngs 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). F or example, choosing positiv e values for Vi vi d makes pic - tures more vivid. Not available with Neutral , Mono- chrome , or cus[...]

  • Page 159

    139 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 the command dial in Step 2 displays a Picture Control grid showing the contrast and saturation for the selected Picture Con- trol in rela tion to the other Picture C on[...]

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    140 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 sa ve a c opy of the high-[...]

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    141 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 c a n b e c o p i e d t o t h e m e m o[...]

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    142 i Select On to reduce barrel distortion in photos taken with wide - angle lenses and to reduce pin- cushion distor tion in photos taken with long lenses (note that the edges o f photographs may be cropped out, and that ther e may be an increase in the time needed to process images before they ar e saved). This option is available only with 1 NI[...]

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    143 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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    144 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 ( 0 128). Active D-Lighti ng Active D-Lighti ng: Off[...]

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    145 i Select On to preserve details in high- contrast scenes. Each time a picture is taken, the camera quick ly takes 2 shots at different exposures and combines them to capture a wide r ange of tones, from shadows to highlights. While the shots are combined, a message is displayed and the shutter release is disabled . The final photograph is displ[...]

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    146 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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    147 i Adjust movie sound reco rding settings for the built-in micro- phone and optional ME-1 external microphones. ❚❚ Micropho ne Sele ct Microphone off to disable sound recor ding. S electing any other option enables recording and sets the microphone to the selected sensitivity. ❚❚ Wind Noise Reductio n Select On to enable the low-cut filt[...]

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    148 i This opti on is avai lable with 1 NIKK OR le nses that supp ort vibra- tion reduction ( VR). The op tions available var y with the t ype of lens: Normal / Act ive / Off for le nse s th at s up por t ac ti ve v ibra tio n reduction and On / Off for other VR lenses . Choose Ac t ive , Nor- mal , or On to reduce the effects of vibration; choose [...]

  • Page 169

    149 i Choose how the camera focuses. * 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 stationary subjects. F ocus locks when the shutter- release button is pressed halfwa y . * AF-C Conti[...]

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    150 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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    151 i Manual F ocus Manual focus can be used when autofocus do es not produce the desired results. 1 Selec t manual focus. 2 Displa y the manual fo cus guides . 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 pre[...]

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    152 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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    153 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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    154 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. I f the camera is unable to f ocus using au tofocus ( 0 150), you can also focus on another subjec t at the same dis tance and th[...]

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    155 i 2 Lock focus. With the shutter-release button pressed halfway , press 1 ( A ) to lock both focus and exposur e (an AE-L/AF-L indicator w ill be display ed; 0 129). Focus will remain locked until 1 ( A ) is pressed again, ev en if y ou later remov e your finger fr om the shutter- release button. 3 Recompos e the photog raph and shoot. Fo cus w[...]

  • Page 176

    156 i Choose On to enable fac e priority ( 0 27). When On is selected, the built-in AF- assist illuminator wi ll light t o illuminate poorly-lit subjec ts if : • AF-S is se lec te d for focu s mo de ( 0 149) or single AF is selected in AF-A , and • Aut o -ar ea is selec ted for AF-area mode ( 0 153) or the cen ter focus ar ea is selected for Si[...]

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    157 i Choose a flash control mode for the built-in and optional fla sh units. Fla sh Con tr ol 1 TTL Flash output is adjusted automatically in r esponse to shoot- ing conditions ( T TL fl ash control). 2 Manual Choose a flash level between Ful l and 1/32 ( 1 / 32 o f f u ll po we r) . A t f ul l power , the built-in flash has a guide number of abou[...]

  • Page 178

    158 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[...]

  • Page 179

    159 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 Descr iption Default 0 Reset setup options Reset s etup menu o ptions to default values. — 160 For m at me m o r y c ar d Format the memory card. — 161 Slot emp ty rel eas e lock Allow [...]

  • Page 180

    160 g Sele ct Ye s to reset all setup menu options other than Fl ic ker reduc tion , Time zone and date , and Language to default val- ues . HDMI device control Choose whet her remote controls for HDMI-CEC devices to which the cam- era is connected can be used to operate the cam- era. On 101 Flicker reduction Reduce flicker or banding. — 164 Rese[...]

  • Page 181

    161 g 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 computer ( 0 95). T o exit wi thout formatting the memor y card, highlight No and press J . If Enable release is selected, the shutter can b[...]

  • Page 182

    162 g Select On to display a framing g rid ( 0 6). Choose how long the displays remain on when no operations are p er formed ( 0 18). Choose shor ter del ays to reduce the drain on the battery . Once the dis- plays have turned off , they can be reacti- vated by operating the camera buttons or mode dial. Choose the length of the self-timer shutter-r[...]

  • Page 183

    163 g Choose how the camera responds to the shutter-release button on the optional ML -L3 remot e control ( 0 65). If Quick response is selec ted, the shutter will be released immediately ; if 2s d e l a y is selected, the shutter will be released af ter a 2 s delay . Choose how long the camera will remain active while waiting for a signal from the[...]

  • Page 184

    164 g Reduce flicker and banding in the displays and in movies while shooting under f luorescent or mercur y-vapor l ighting. Choo se a frequency which matches that of the local AC power supply . When a photograph is taken or a movie is recorded, t he ca mera n ames t he fil e by adding one to the numb er of the previ- ous file ( 0 124). If the cur[...]

  • Page 185

    165 g Change time zones, set the camera clock, choose the dat e display o rder , or turn daylight saving t ime on or off ( 0 19). Choose a language for camera messages and displays. Tim e Z o n e a n d D a te Time zone Choose a time zone. The camera clock is automatically set to the time in the new time zone . Date an d time Set th e camera cloc k.[...]

  • Page 186

    166 g Photographs taken while On is selected contain information on camera orienta tion, allowing th em to be rotated automatica lly during playback or when view ed in V iewNX 2 or Captur e NX 2 (availa ble separat ely; 0 171). The following orientations ar e recorded: Camera orientation is not recorded when Off is selected. Choose this option when[...]

  • Page 187

    167 g Check and optimize the camera image sensor and image proces- sors if you notice unexpected bright spots in your pictures (note that the camera comes with the se nsor and processors already optimized). B efore per forming pix el mapping as described below, check that the batter y is fully charged. 1 Attach a lens and lens cap . T urn the camer[...]

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    169 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[...]

  • Page 190

    170 n Flash units • SB-N5 ( 0 72): The SB-N5 has a Guide Nu mber of 8.5/27.9 (m/f t, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at IS O 160 is 10.8/35.4). When mounted on the Nikon 1 V2 , it supports i-TTL and man- ual flash control ( 0 157). • SB-N7 ( 0 72): The SB-N7 has a Guide Number of 18/59 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F; Guide Number at IS O 16[...]

  • Page 191

    171 n Softw are Capt ure N X 2 : A complete photo editing package offering such features as white balance adjustment and color control points. Note : Use the latest versions of Nikon software; se e the websites listed on page xvii for the latest information on supported oper- ating systems . At default settings, Nikon Message Center 2 will perio di[...]

  • Page 192

    172 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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    173 n Approv ed E ye- F i Ca rds When inser ted in the camera, Eye- F i cards can be used to upload photographs t o a preselected destinat ion. As of September 2012, the camera supports 8 GB Pr o X2 SDHC cards . Eye-Fi car ds are for use only in the country of purc hase in accord ance wi th local regula tions. Eye -Fi cards may not be available in [...]

  • Page 194

    174 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 cover . 2 Inser t the EP-5D pow er connector . Be sure to insert the connec tor in the orientation shown, using the connec- tor to keep the orange batt ery latch press[...]

  • Page 195

    175 n 4 Connect the AC cable. C o n n e c t t h e A C a d a p t e r A C c a b l e t o t h e A C s o c k e t o n A C adapt er . 5 Connect the DC cable. Open the camera pow er connector cover and plug the AC adapter DC cable securely into the DC socket on the EP-5D . A P icon is displayed in the monitor when the camera is pow- ered b y the A C adapte[...]

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    176 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 dr y , well-ven tilated area. Do not store your camera with naph tha or camphor moth balls or in locations that: • are poorly ventilated[...]

  • Page 197

    177 n Do not drop : The product may malfunction if subjec ted to strong shocks or vibration. Physical shocks may also cause the shutter to malfunction. Keep dry : This product is no t waterpro of , 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[...]

  • Page 198

    178 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 . Th e le n s is ea s i ly d am a g ed . Du s t a n[...]

  • Page 199

    179 n Do not leave the lens pointed a t the sun : Do not leave the lens pointed at the sun or other strong light sour ce for an extended period . Intense light may cause the image sensor to det eriorate or pr oduce a white blur eff ect in photographs. Moiré : Moiré is an interference pattern created by the interaction of an image containing a reg[...]

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    180 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 . Purchas e a new EN-EL21 battery . • Charge the ba ttery before use . When taking photographs on impor- tant occasions, ready a spare EN-EL2 1 battery and keep it fully charged. Depending on yo[...]

  • Page 201

    181 n The following table lists the setting s that can be adjusted in each mode. ❚❚ C Auto , t , u , v , w , and u Best Moment Captur e Modes A vai lable Settings C t u v w u Shooting menu E x p o s u r e m o d e —————— Image qua lity ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ Image si ze 2 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ 1 ✔ Conti nuou s ✔?[...]

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    182 n 1 Has no effe ct on movies recorded with movie -record button. 2 NEF (RA W ) images fixed at 4608 × 3072. 3 Smart Photo Selector mode only . 4 Not available at image qualit ies of NEF (RAW) or NEF (RA W) + JPEG fine . 5 VR lenses only. 6 Available only when built-in flash is raised or optional flash unit is used. 7 Not available when I is se[...]

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    183 n ❚❚ v Advanced Mo vie and z Motion Snapshot Mo des v z t u v w h t u v w Shooting menu Exposure mode ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔ 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 —————— ——— Silent photography ✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔✔ N u m b e r o f [...]

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    184 n 1 Slow m otion se lected in a dvance d movie mo de. 2 HD movie sele cted in advance d 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 ✔ 2 ✔ 2 ✔ 2 ✔ 2 — ✔✔✔✔ F l e x i b l e p r o g r a m ————————— Autoe xpo sure loc k ✔✔✔ —— ✔✔✔ — Foc u s l o ck ✔✔✔?[...]

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    185 n Defaults for the options in the playback, shooting, and setup menus may be found on pages 109, 119 , and 159, respectively . Defaults for other settings are listed below . * Not displayed when Auto -are a is selec ted for AF-a rea mode . Defaults Opti on Default Foc u s a re a ( 0 153) Center * Flex ibl e p rog ram ( 0 34) Off Autoex pos ure [...]

  • Page 206

    186 n The following table shows the number of pictures or amount of movie footage that can be stor ed on a 16 GB T oshiba SD-E016GUX UHS-I SDHC card a t different image quality , size, or movie set- tings. All figures are approximate; file size varies with the scene recorded. ❚❚ C Auto, t , u , v , w , Sl ow Vi e w , an d Sm art P ho to Sel ect[...]

  • Page 207

    187 n ❚❚ Smart Photo Selector 1 1 Number of shots saved set to 5. File size is tot al for 5 images. 2 Image size applies to JPEG images on ly. Size of NEF (RA W ) images can not be changed. File size is the to tal for NEF (RA W ) and JPEG images. ❚❚ HD Movies * For inf ormation on the maximum length that can be recorded in a single clip, se[...]

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    188 n If the camera fails to function as expec ted, check this list of com- mon probl ems befor e consulti ng your ret ailer or Nikon r epre- sentativ e. Battery/Display Tr o u b l e s h o o t i n g The camera is on but does not respond : W ait for recording or any other process- ing to end. If t he problem pe rsists, turn the ca mera off . I f the[...]

  • Page 209

    189 n Shooting (All Modes) The camera takes t ime to turn on : Delete files or format the memor y card. The shutter-release is disabled : • The batter y is exhausted ( 0 12, 2 1). • The memory card is locked ( 0 15) or full ( 0 21). • The flash is charging ( 0 69). • The camera is not in focus ( 0 24). • Y ou are currently filming a slow [...]

  • Page 210

    190 n Shooting ( t , u , v , and w Modes) Movies Smudges ap pear in photogr aphs : Clean the front and rear le ns elements. Flicker or banding appears in movies or in the displays : Choose a Flick er re du c- tion setting that match es the local AC powe r supply ( 0 164). No flash : The camera is in best moment captur e or Motion Snapshot mode or i[...]

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    191 n Playback Miscellaneous NEF (RAW) images are not displayed : The camera displays only the JPEG copi es of NEF (RA W ) + JPEG fine images ( 0 123). “ T all ” (por trait) orientation photos are displayed in “ wide” (landscape) orientation : • Select On for Rotate tall ( 0 112). • The photos were taken with Auto image rotation off ( 0[...]

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    192 n This section lists the error messages that appear in th e display . Error Messages Message Solution 0 (Shutter-speed or aperture display flashes) If the subject is too bright, low er ISO sensitivity or choose a faster shutter speed or smaller aperture (higher f-number). 35, 36, 37, 135 If the subject is too dark, raise ISO sen- sitivity, use [...]

  • Page 213

    193 n Eye-Fi cards cannot be used with the write protect switch in the “lock ” posit ion. T urn the camera off and slide the card write -protect switch to the “write” position. 173 Memory card is fu ll. • Y ou may be able to record additional images if you reduce image qualit y or size. 123 • Delete unwanted imag es. 87 • Inser t anot[...]

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    194 n * See the printer manual for more information. F ailed to upd ate speedlight firmwar e. T ry again af ter turning the camera off and on. T urn the camera off and then on again and reattempt the updat e. If the prob- lem persists or reoccu rs frequently, contact a Nikon-aut horized service represen tative. — F ailed to upda te lens firmware.[...]

  • Page 215

    195 n Nik on 1 V2 Digital C amera Specifications Ty pe Typ e Digital camera with suppor t for interchangeable lenses Lens mount Nikon 1 mo unt Effective angle of view Appro x. 2.7× lens focal length (35 mm format equiva lent) Effective pix els 14.2 mill ion Image sensor Image sensor 13.2 mm × 8. 8 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon CX for- mat) Dust-reduc tio[...]

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    196 n Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder 0.47-in., approx. 1440k-dot color TFT L CD viewfinder with diopter control and brightness adjustment Fram e cover age Ap prox. 100% horizontal and 100% ver tical Eyepo int 18 mm (–1.0 m –1 ; from center surface of view- finder eyepiece lens) Diopter adjustment –3 – +2 m –1 Eye se ns or Cam[...]

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    197 n Exposur e 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 Mode t programmed auto with flexible program; u shutter- prior ity a uto; v aper ture -priority auto; w manual; h scene auto selector Expo[...]

  • Page 218

    198 n Flash Built-in flash R aised by pres sing flash button Guide Number ( GN) Approx. 5/16 (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 ° F; at ISO 160, Guide Number is approx. 6.3/20.7) Control i- T TL flash control using image sensor Mode Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync , red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-c urtai n sync, rear cu rtain + s[...]

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    199 n Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD with brightness adjustment Playback F ull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 7 2 images or calendar) playbac k with playback zoom, movie playback, slide show , histogram display , auto image rotation, and rating option Interface USB Hi-Speed USB HDMI output Type C mini-pin HDMI connector Multi acce[...]

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    200 n • Unless othe rwise stated, al l figures are f or a camera with a fully-charged bat- tery operating at the temperature specified by th e 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 any[...]

  • Page 221

    201 n Specifica tions subj ect to change withou t notice . Nikon will 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 elements) Ang[...]

  • Page 222

    202 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 ring Lens mounting mark CPU con tact s Fo ca l le n g t h m ar k Focal length scale Retracta[...]

  • Page 223

    203 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 format lens with a focal length about 2.7× longer . The 1 NIKKOR VR 10–30mm f/3.5–5.6 suppor ts normal and active vibration reduc tion and vibration reduc tion off ( 0 148). Use the zoom ring to zoom in[...]

  • Page 224

    204 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; attaches as sho wn below). • 40.5 mm screw-on Hood HN-N102 (f or use with the 1 NIKKOR 11–27.5mm f/3.5–5.6 ; at[...]

  • Page 225

    205 n ❚❚ The Option al FT1 Mount Adapter Read this section for inf ormation on using the optional FT1 mount adapter . B efore proceeding, be sur e 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 th[...]

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    206 n The Electronic Rangefinder Note that with some sub jects, the in-focus indicator ( I ) may be displayed when the camera is not in focus. Check focus in the display before shooting. 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 [...]

  • Page 227

    207 n Error Messages and Displays The following w arnings appear in the camera aper ture display . Restrictions • Auto and best moment capture modes are not supported. • Motion Snapshots can be recorded only when an AF-S lens is attached and AF-S ( Si ngle AF ) is se le c ted for foc us mo de an d then only when the camera is in focus. Do not a[...]

  • Page 228

    208 n • Certain len ses will block the AF-assist illumin ator and, at some distances, the flash. • The tops and bottoms may be missing from circular bokeh shapes created at wide apertures using lenses with a maximum aperture of f/1.4. ❚❚ Sup ported S tandards • DCF Versi on 2.0 : The Desig n Rule f or Camera F ile Systems (DC F) is a stan[...]

  • Page 229

    209 n A T rademark Information Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are register ed trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. M icrosoft, Windows , and Windows Vista ar e either r egistere d trademarks, or tr ademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The PictBridge logo is a trademar k. G[...]

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    210 n Battery Life The number of shots or movie footage that can be r ecorded 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 fi gures for EN-EL21 (1485 mAh) batteries are giv en below . • Still images: Approximately 310 shots ?[...]

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    211 n Symbols C (Aut o mode) .................................. 23 t (P rogrammed auto ) ........... 34, 122 u (Shutter-priority auto) ...... 35, 122 v (Aperture -priorit y auto) ... 36, 122 w (Manual) ................................ 37, 122 u (Best mo ment capture mode) 41 v (A dvanced movie mo de) ......... 49 z (Motion Snapshot mode) ..........[...]

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    212 n Body cap ....................................1, 2, 171 Border ......... ................................. ........107 Bounce lighting ................................. 74 Brightness .............. .......................... ..138 Buffering ................. ....................... 45, 60 Built-in AF assist ..................... 151, 156 Built[...]

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    213 n Focusing the viewfinder ................... 6 Format ...... ................................. .. 15, 161 Format memory card ............. 15, 161 Frame rate .................................. 81, 125 FT1 ................................. ...................... 2 05 Full-frame pla yback ................... 30, 81 Full-time AF .................[...]

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    214 n PictBridge ...................... ........... 102, 208 Picture Control ....................... 136, 140 Pixe l mapping ................... ...............167 Playback ........................ ................ 30, 81 Playback menu ............................... ..109 Playback zoom ................................... 86 Portrait ..............[...]

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    215 n Time stamp .............................. ......... 107 Time zone .......................................... 165 Time zone and date ....................... 165 Timer ......... ................................. ............ 63 T oning ....................................... 138, 139 T rimming movies ........................ ... 116 U USB .....[...]

  • Page 236

    No reproduction in a ny form of this manual, in whole or in part (except for brief quotation in critical articles or reviews), may be made without writte n authorization from NIKO N CORPORATION. SB2J01(11) 6MVA3611-01[...]